Bennett, Arthur M., one of the representative farmers of Somerset, was born in Somerset, December 23, 1850, and is a son of Harrison and Delia (Wilcox) Bennett, both natives of New York, Mr. Bennett being born at Ticonderoga. They first moved to Chautauqua and from there to Somerset in an early day, and settled on the farm now owned by our subject. There were five children in this family: Albimis, who was a member of the 8th N. Y. Artillery, and was killed in the battle of Cold Harbor, June 3; Albert, who now resides at Barker and is interested in the elevator; Emma, now Mrs. Atwater, resides at Barker; Frederick, who died when about four years old, and Arthur M., the youngest and subject of this sketch. He was educated at Lockport, and has been engaged at farming all his life. April 6, 1876, he married Ella M. Treat, daughter of Robert R. Treat of Somerset, who now resides with Mrs. Bennett and husband. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett had seven children: Harry R., born October 2, 1877; William A., born August 25, 1879; Bessie A., born February 9, 1885; Arthur M. jr., born March 4, 1889; Flora E. (deceased), born May 29, 1890, died September 3, 1890; Elgia Treat Bennett, born December 18, 1891, and Lester Albert, born June 22, 1893. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett are both prominent members of the Presbyterian church of Somerset, and their son, William, is a member of the M. E. church at the same place. Mr. Bennett is a member of K. O. T. M., Lodge No. 147, at Somerset.
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