Biography of John Bennitt
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Bennitt, John, a brother of Comfort and father of Josiah Bennitt, was born in Orange County, N. Y., April 4, 1786. His wife was born on the same date and in the same county. He married Sarah Rockwell, who bore him eight children: Comfort, Jerusha, Deborah, Thomas, Elias, Josiah, Hannah, and Miles. Josiah, jr., born in Big Flats, is a retired farmer and owns 700 acres of land. He married, February 20, 1845, Harriet Edrninster, of his native town, and they have two children, Sarah J. and Georgiana. Sarah J. married John McNish, of Horseheads April 11, 1867, and has one son, born October 26, 1873. September 23, 1813, Georgiana married Collins L. Hathaway.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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