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Posted by: ljchaz (ID *****2672) Date: August 19, 2002 at 08:57:25
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taken from: Biographical & Portrait Cyclopedia of the 3rd Cong. District of NJ; edited by Samuel T. Wiley 1896.
CHARLES A. BENNETT, ex-judge of the common pleas court of Monmouth County, senior member of the bar, is a son of WILLIAM H. BENNETT & JANE (LEFFERTSON), was born 4 June 1820 in Freehold.
He received elementary education in public schools, Princeton College and grad. in 1844,
Masters at Princeton, and studied law with Judge Bennington F. Randolph at Freehold, was admitted to the bar 1847, had his own office, then became acting Surrogate of Monmouth County.
In 1882 he was appointed Judge of Common Pleas of Monmouth Cty-served 10 years. He then resumed and
continues his practice in Freehold.
From 1848- 1874 was Clerk of Freehold Township....
lists several other organization and business affiliations.....
He was married 28 Sept 1854 to ELEANOR B CLAYTON, daughter of ELIAS C. and LOUISA M. CLAYTON,former merchant and farmer of Millstone, NJ.
They had 3 children:
CHARLES A. BENNETT, jr;b: 8 May 1856: d:24 July 1895 Attny:
m: 26 Sept 1877 CLARA BELL JAMES
MARY LOUISA BENNETT b: 4 Jan 1858 d: 17 Nov 1883

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