Biography of George H. Bennett
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

D-Descriptive guide of the battlefield of Saratoga

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Bennett, George H., son of Horace and Sophia (Skedmore) Bennett, was born in Fort Miller, Washington county, in 1834. His father was a miller, thus early turning the son's mind to a liking for the same occupation. He learned the miller's trade with William M, Palmer of Middle Falls, Washington county, N. Y., and was in his employ until he accepted a position with Bullard & Marshall of Schuylerville, in the Saratoga Mills, as a journeyman miller, and continued through the various changes until 1861, when he leased the plant and successfully conducted the business until failing health compelled him to retire on April 1, 1897, when he relinquished active management in favor of his son, James E. Bennett Mr. Bennett has always been a public spirited citizen and during the many years he has been a resident of Schuylerville he has always manifested a lively interest in its welfare. A Democrat in politics, he has always taken a lively interest in the welfare of his party; he has twice been honored with the nomination for Assembly and as many times suffered defeat, yet reducing the Republican majority from 1,200 to 300. He has served fifteen years on the board of education and was one of the promoters of the Union Free school at Schuylerville. He is a director and vice-president of the National Bank of Schuylerville. In 1855 Mr. Bennett married Miss Helen S. McRae, and their children are James E., who succeeded his father in the mill business; William E., a prominent attorney of Schuylerville; and George M. James E. is a native of Johnsonville, and wasborn in 1855; he is a miller. After finishing his education at the Schuylerville High School he entered his father's mill and has ever since been identified with it, succeeding his father as stated above. The business comprises the manufacture of flour, mill feed, ship stuffs and grain. One article, the Saratoga White Rye Flour, has been continuously on the market for over forty years and cornmands a wide sale in New York and other points. Unlike his father, James E. is a Republican and a member of the board of health of Schuylerville. In 1877 he married Lillian Newton and they have three children: Edward N., who is his father's assistant in the mill; Helen and George H.


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