Monday, November 29, 2010

Andrew Jackson Bennett–Civil War Veteran

Born on 9 Aug 1837 in Mason, Warren Co., Ohio, Andrew Jackson Bennett served in Company C, 2nd Kansas Calvary during the Civil War.  He died and is buried in Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana.

Andrew Jackson Bennett Military Headstone

Andrew Jackson Bennett

“A Former Mason Man, Died at His Home in Vernon, Ind.
Andrew J. Bennett was born near Mason August 9, 1837, and departed this life September 12, 1908, age 71 years, 1 month and three days. He was married to Catherine J Michael in 1858, who after a half century spent under his loving protection and kindly care survives him.

In 1862 he enlisted in the 2nd Kansas Calvary and served as a Union soldier throughout the civil war. After the close of the war he became a railroad engineer on the Southern railroad and followed that calling until about ten years ago when he removed to Lebanon, Ind, and engaged in the contracting business. In 1903 he and his wife removed to Vernon where he made his home until his death, and the entire population of the town testify to his sterling qualities and mourn for "Uncle Jack," as he was affectionately known.
Andrew Jackson Bennett, second son of Nicholas and Rachel Bennett, was born in Warren county, Ohio, August 9, 1837, and died September 12, 1908. He was married to Catherine J. Michaels, September 1, 1858. Jackson Bennett served his country in the war of the Rebellion, being a private in Co. C. 2nd Kansas Calvary. After the war he lived in various places in Ohio and Indiana, departing this life at North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana.

Taken from "History and Record of Nicholas Bennett Sr. and His Descendants".”

Andrew and Catherine Michaels Bennett Headstone

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