Jacob Bennett, aged 77 years, 3 months and 7 days died at his home near Big Mound Oct 15, 1898. He was born in Harrison Co. Virginia near Clarksburg, July 8, 1831 and moved to Van Buren Co., Iowa in the Autumn of 1813. He was married to Delia Miller April 20, 1851? or 54?.
Nine children were born to this union, five boys and four girls. The mother with four boys and four daughters survive him, one son having gone before.
His parents, with two brothers and three sisters have passed before him, and one sister is surviving. He was a kind and loving father and husband, ever mindful of the needs of wife and family, and took great pleasure in being in their presence. The funeral service took place from his home Monday Oct 17, 1898 conducted by Rev. Paul McBeth, of Hillsboro.
He was laid to rest in the White cemetery. The pall bearers were H. Moore, J. L. Brown, W. Dawson, P. Fletcher, W. Pfeifer, and H. Wallingford.
Source: Entler Scrapbooks, vol. 4, Iowa Historical Library, Iowa City, IA