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Re: FRANCIS MARION & ELIZA ELLEN? BENNETT, STAFFORD CO.
Posted by: Kim Parten Sallee (ID *****8012) Date: July 08, 2007 at 17:30:16
In Reply to: FRANCIS MARION & ELIZA ELLEN? BENNETT, STAFFORD CO. by Patricia Staley of 175

Patricia,
I used to live and do research in Stafford Co.. Here is what I have in my books.
STAFFORD CEMETERY section seven
BENNETT, ELLEN (MOTHER) 1870 - 1951
BENNETT, MARION (FATHER) 1864 - 1950
BENNETT, MABLE ( D/O F.M. & E.) 05 APR 1900 - 05 JUN 1900
This is in the Stafford centenial book STAFFORD KANSAS -CROSSROADS OF TIME 1885-1985:
F. M. BENNETT FAMILY
Marion Bennett came to Kansa from Ill. in the year 1872. He later married Ella Crane. They moved to a farm one mile north and four and a half miles west of Stafford. For some time, they lived in a two-room house, but in the year 1906 they moved into the farm home just a short distance from where they resised. They built a two-story home on the land and lived there until they moved into Stafford. Five children were born to this union: Pearl, Earl, Clarence, Elva, and Ena. All are deceased. The land was sandy and not good for too many crops, but they grew corn, and a big garden and fruit trees were in abundance: also watermelons were a good sandyland product. Many of their groceries and lumber had to be bought in Sterling. This was a two or three day trip as it had to be made by horse and wagon. They raised and supported their children from their farm with all but one child going on to college. Pearl (Mrs. Gordon Burnette) is the only one who spent her lifetime in and around Stafford.
Hope this helps. I traveled through their homestead area everyday for years. Trust me, when she said sandy land she ment it!
Best to you.


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