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George W. Bennett papers

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George W. Bennett papers

Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism
11 E. Larabee Street
Greencastle, IN
765-658-4406
archives@depauw.edu

06/25/2010



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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-12-17T10:21-0500
Language: Description is in English.

Repository: Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism
Creator: Bennett, George W., 1817-1905
Title: George W. Bennett papers
Dates: December 4, 1838 - April 14,1860
Quantity: 0.073 cubic feet1 bound volume; 1 vertical file
Identification: MSM.2009.002

Collection Statement

The memoir and diary of George W. Bennett, 1817-1905 along with a digital copy on CD, an obituary and decendant chart.


Biographical Sketch

Methodist Episcopal minister, George W. Bennett, was born in London, England, January 18, 1817. His family emigrated to the United States when he was around one year of age, settling in Edwards County, Illinois. His parents died soon after leaving Bennett and his older sister orphaned. Bennett attended a camp meeting in 1832 where he began his conversion experience. At age 17 Bennett apprenticed as a blacksmith, while continuing his struggle with salvation. After nearly two years he accepted Christ and in 1837 the elders of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Mount Carmel, Ill. granted him a license to exhort - just one week after he married Rachel Wood of Mount Carmel. In 1854 he moved his family to Minnesota until 1877 when they moved to Oregon. Rachel Bennett died in 1896 and George died in 1905.


Subject Headings

Methodist Church
Sleeth, Peter D.

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Collection is open for research.

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Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University.


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