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Abner C. Bennett
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1844
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 1863
McLeod County
Minnesota, USA

This memorial here in Excelsior, is a cenotaph, that is a monument to someone buried elsewhere. Abner's father, Eden L. (1816-1888), and Nathan (1830-1913) were brothers. Abner C. Bennett is buried with his Grandfather Isaac and Uncle Nathan and family in Clanhassen. Abner died of Typhoid fever, and may have been a contributing factor as to why he was buried only a few miles from his father's family plot; another consideration is that Abner's father had not yet obtained a family plot in Excelsior.

Abner C. Bennett was the oldest son of Eden L. and Mary L. Bennett. His siblings, according to the 1860 & 1880 census, were (birth dates are approximate) Emily bc 1845, Cynthia bc 1850, Earnest bc 1865, & Nellie bc 1870, there may have been other siblings; the first three children listed here were born NY, the last two born MN.

Abner C. Bennett, Private, Co B; Enlistment: Minniapolis, Min Aug 15, 1862 Period 3years; Residence at time of Enlistment: Hennipen County, Excelsior Post Office; Cause of death and place: Place Hutchinson, Minn; Date March 17th 63, Cause Typhoid fever.

Another abstract of record transcription is incorrect as to cause of death; it should read "Died from typhoid fever" rather than "wounds" as is the case in the next entry on the page.

1860 21 Nov Census Excelsior, Hennepin, MN
BENNETT, Eden L 44 b PA Farmer $600/300
Mary 35 b NY
Abner 16 b NY
Emily 13 b NY
Cynthia 10 b NY

1880 15 Jun Census Excelsior, Hennepin, MN
BENNETT, Eden 63 b PA/NY/NY,
Mary 54 b NY/NY/NY
Earnest 15 b MN
Nellie 10 b MN.
Eden dies in 1888, Mary's death unknown. 
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  Eden L. Bennett (1816 - 1888)
Mar 5, 1844
Mar 17, 1863
Oak Hill Cemetery *
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Lot 99
*Cenotaph [?]
Maintained by: Sue Downhill
Originally Created by: Jeffrey C
Record added: Apr 04, 2009
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Abner C. Bennett
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Abner C. Bennett
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Abner C. Bennett
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Pvt Abner Bennett, thanks for your service, you gave all...
- Sue Downhill
 Added: Jan. 31, 2013

- Kathie
 Added: Apr. 10, 2009

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