Biography of Nathaniel S. Bennett
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Bennett, Nathaniel Smith, Kendall. - Micbael Bennett, son of Jeremiah, was born in New Jersey, August 29, 1791. During the War of 1812 he removed to Ontario county, N. Y., where he married, in 1814, Olive Smith; they had six sons and six daughters; Nathaniel Smith Bennett, born August 13, 1818, being the second child and oldest son. In 1820 the family came to Clarendon, and during their residence there Jeremiah Bennett and his wife removed thither, died, and were buried in a cemetery in that town. In April, 1834, the family settled in Kendall, where Nathaniel S. has since resided, and with him the father passed the last years of his life, dying February 27, 1884, aged ninety three. In November, 1845, Nathaniel Smith Bennett married Adelia C. Hamlin, who died April 17, 1854. They had two children: Addison Henry, born August 15, 1846; and Nancy Adelia, born April 13, 1841. January 31, 1856, Mr. Bennett married second Mrs. Miranda Mead. Mr. Bennett was a charter member of the West Kendall Free Methodist church, in which he has filled responsible positions. In politics he was first a Whig, but has always been a staunch Republican since the organization of that party. He has been elected to various important town offices, having been justice of the peace, assessor for a number of terms, and supervisor in 1864-65. In 1873 he was appointed by Governor Robinson a loan commissioner for the county, which office he held ten years, until a change in the State administration. In all of these posi. tions he served with signal ability and strict fidelity. His daughter, Nancy A., married Ambrose A. Clark, January 27, 1876. Two children, Frank and Lillian, were born to them, Frank having died in infancy. They reside in Kendall. Rev. Addison H. Bennett, his son, united with the Genesee Annual Conference of the Free Methodist church in September, 1873, and for twenty years has been actively engaged in the ministry. ten years of this time being district chairman (presiding elder). He has been treasurer and since June, 1890, a trustee of the A. M. Chesbrough Seminary at North Chili, Monroe county. He has also been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Genesee Conference of the Free Methodist church since 1888, and secretary of said board since 1889. October 24, 1872, he married Celia A. Romer, and has one son, Milton Nathaniel born September 23, 1873.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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