Biography of Mrs. Emily Bennett
Eureka, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Emily Bennett is a native of Hillsborough, New Hampshire, born 1812. When a cbild, her parents removed to Newport, same state, where she was reared and educated. At the age of sixteen years, she married Luke Atwood, of Newport, and after a residence there many years, came west and settled at Elgin, Illinois, where they lived six years. Here Mr. Atwood died and his widow remarried, to J. Bennett. They removed to Michigan, thence in 1861 removed to Eureka township. Mrs. Bennett has now been a widow several years. Her children by her first husband numbered twelve, only five of whom are living. Amos Atwood, aged fifty one years, lives with his mother and is farming. He married Miss Helen L. Peabody and has one adopted daughter, Bessie. Mary L. is the wife of W. Bunnell of Troy, Winona county; Fannie S. is the wife of H. B. Johnson of Farmington, Emma is the wife of George Perry of Fulton, Illinois; Louisa J. is the wife of George Bunnell of Minneapolis.

The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.

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