James Arlington Bennett

James Arlington Bennett

Birth
New York, USA
Death 25 Dec 1863 (aged 75)
New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Memorial ID 35095011 · View Source
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Born in New York, James Arlington Bennet was proprietor and principal of the Arlington House, an educational institution on Long Island. Usually remembered as Joseph Smith's first choice as Vice-Presidential running mate in the 1844 Presidential election.
Stone reads "Author of Bennett's Book Keeping & Other Works. Also Founder of Washington Cemetery."

Attorney, newspaper publisher, educator, author.3 Born in New York.4 Married first Sophia, ca. 1811.5 Served as third and later second lieutenant in First U.S. Artillery, 1 Aug. 1813–14 Oct. 1814.6 Published American System of Practical Book-keeping, 1824, with subsequent editions printed until 1855.7 Lived in New Utrecht/Gravesend, Kings Co., New York, by 1830.8 Published Brooklyn Advocate and Nassau Gazette, 1832–1836.9 Awarded honorary doctor of laws degree, 22 Apr. 1842, from University of Nauvoo.10 Appointed inspector general of Nauvoo Legion, Apr. 1842.11 Founded Arlington Academy, 1843, at New Utrecht.12 Baptized into LDS church by Brigham Young, 30 Aug. 1843, at Coney Island, Kings Co., though did not participate actively in church.13 Invited to run for U.S. vice presidency as JS’s running mate, 1843; invitation withdrawn because of misunderstanding regarding Bennett’s supposed birth in Ireland.14 Married second Julia Helen Berkeley, 30 Dec. 1851.15 Lived with Margaret Curtin, 1852–1863.16 Died in Brooklyn, Kings Co.

1863
25 December 1863
BENNETT On Friday. Dec. 25th, of gout in the stomach. General James Arlington BENNETT, In the 76th year of his age. The friends and acquanintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, 175 Fulton av., on Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, without further notice.


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  • Created by: BKGeni
  • Added: 24 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35095011
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Arlington Bennett (21 Dec 1788–25 Dec 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35095011, citing Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by BKGeni (contributor 46895980) .