Pawlet (VT) One Hundred Years
J. Munsell, Albany
BENNETT, AARON, from Canterbury, Conn., about 1784; settled near the present residence of Charles
Phillips. He raised a numerous family, many of whose descendants remain in town.
Leonard and Ahira, were well known and respected citizens. The former removed to the west; the
latter was drowned in Lake Champlain. He died in 1849, aged 88; his wife in 1842, aged 76.
BENNETT, SAMUEL, from Canterbury, Conn., 1784; settled near his brother Aaron.
His only daughter
married Benjamin Sage, and raised a family of three sons and one daughter, Samuel, Wesley, who
was killed by the premature explosion of a gun on independence day, 1816, and Benjamin, Jr.
BENNETT, BANKS, from Halifax, 1790; settled near Capt. Pratt's. He suffered acutely from a
rheumatic affection, which drew his head down so that it rested on his breast. He died in 1829,
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