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|Nancy Arendsee||RE: Jasper F. Bennett|
I have a copy of a Bennett family history, entitled Jehial Bennett, His Forebears And Descendants, prepared and edited by Bernadine Smith Ray. According to this history (page 14) Jasper Bennett, born 1831, was one of seven children of Benjamin Bentley Bennett(I) and Ellinor Batterson.
On page 19 is written the following:
Jasper Bennett - According to the memories of all living nephews and nieces: he was blind; he and his wife parted; he was in a county poor farm in northern Illinois around 1900. Nephew George Bennett (son of Oliver) recalls his mother telling him of a relative buried at the county home. A letter dated February, 1957, from the River Bluff Nursing Home at Rockford, Illinois (which was formerly the Winnebago County Home and Farm) states that on July 18, 1898, at age 67, J. F. Bennett was admitted; that he was homeless; that he died January 11, 1904, and was buried on the grounds of the nursing home.
I hope this is helpful to you. I can send you a copy of this history if you would like. It's about 60 typewritten pages.
Mary Sallee, Jasper's wife, was my great grandmother. I descend from her second marriage to David Thurston Perry. Also, my grand aunt Lydia Arendsee, married Jasper and Mary's son Benjamin Bentley Bennett III. I don't have any photos of Jasper but I do have a picture of his children. I can scan and send it to you if you'd like.
Nancy Arendsee Schaeffer
Melvin is buried in a place with lots of unmarked graves. We searched for about 45 minutes but concluded that he is unmarked. It is right on the side of the hill, underneath the mausoleum.
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