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Capt Charles Bennett
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Birth: Aug. 11, 1811
Death: Dec. 7, 1855

Oregon pioneer of 1844. Captain of Co. F of the Oregon Mounted Volunteers during the Yakima Indian War, in which he lost his life. Partner of James W. Marshall in a Coloma, California mill that was the site of the January 24, 1848 gold strike - the credit when to Marshall but it was Bennett who recognized the metal as gold. This strike lead to the California gold rush.
Stone reads: Captain Charles Bennett was the discoverer of gold in California and fell in the defense of his country at Walla Walla.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Ann Shannon Hendershot (1816 - 1873)
 
Burial:
Salem Pioneer Cemetery
Salem
Marion County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: RB
Record added: Mar 12, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6254280
Capt Charles Bennett
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Capt Charles Bennett
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Capt Charles Bennett
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