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Abram Bennett 1
Age in 1860: 4 1
Birth:
Ohio 1
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Estimated Birth Year: 1856 1
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Place: Wolf River Township, Doniphan County, Kansas 1
From: 1860 1

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Abram Bennett died March 11, 1906. His wife, Rachel, December 21, 1893. After Abram married Rachael Anderson, he went west with C H Phillips to Kansas. He joined General Lane's men in Iowa traveling thru Nebraska and leaving them in Kansas. Abram was a chaplain for a short time, and then Indian agent of the Kickapoos. He was with General Grant at Vicksburg and carried dispatch through Rebel Troops the night before the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi. After the Civil War, Abram was a Methodist minister at Doniphan Co, Kansas, beginning in 1876, performing many marriages. The first Methodist church was incorporated in 1866. For a time the courthouse and the school house had been used for preaching and meetings. The first preacher was Rev. A. Bennett, of Wolf River Township, in 1858 He lived Wolf River area, and resided East Norway after coming to the county 1856. He was a member of the First Battalion at Troy but was too old to serve in any conflicts. Abram was buried in the Moray Cemetery.

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Kansas State Senator and Representative: Name: Abram Bennett Occupation: Minister County: Doniphan Town: Troy, East Norway 1871 Party: Republican District: 1 Chamber: Senate 1863, 1864 District: 2 Chamber: House 1871

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