L. F. BENNETT, Crittenden County, was born in Henry County, Tenn., October 17, 1848. His parents, Larkin and Harriet (Wheeler) Bennett died when our subject was quite young, and he was placed under the care of an elder brother. At the age of fifteen he enlisted in the Confederate service or army in Company H, Seventh Kentucky Mounted Infantry. Owing to his extreme youth, he was not required to do active service, and acted as orderly for his colonel. He remained in the war one year, and on his return went to Caldwell County, near Fredonia, and worked as a farm laborer for about a year. Since then he has been more or less engaged in merchandising, either as a clerk or proprietor. He has been engaged in business at Fredonia, Dycusburg, Crittenden Springs and Paducah. He was married May 21, 1872, to Annie P. Yancey, who was born May 26, 1851. Four children have resulted from this union: Leon, born November 11, 1874, died November 29, 1880; Edmonia, born February 20, 1877; Clifton, born April 12, 1880, and Cron., born February 7, 1885. Mr. Bennett was a member of the I. O. O. F. and K. of the G. R., until they ceased to have a lodge at Dycusburg.


Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Pages 718-719.