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Bennett, Benoni

Died: 1867-08-30 Saint Louis, Missouri

Bennett married Sarah M. Hunt in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1832, they moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, where they lived until at least 1842. By 1848, they had relocated to St. Louis, where Bennett worked as a printer, bookbinder, and bookseller.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 480; Newton Bateman and Paul Selby, eds., Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Sangamon County (Chicago: Munsell, 1912 ), 2:1041; Thurman v. Taylor, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=140533; Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 22 August 1934, 6:6.