History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1884

E. C. Bennett Biography

E.C. Bennett, retired, Erie, was born in Shoreham, Addison Co., Vt., Aug. 12, 1804, son of Ephraim and Sybil (Carey) Bennett, natives of Conn., of English descent. The former was by trade a mason. Our subject acquired his education in his native county. and chose the occupation of wheelwright and carriage-maker. He left his native place in 1827, and came to Erie in 1828, where he carried on carriage-making business until 1863, since which date he has not been actively engaged.

He was married in 1829 to Nancy F., daughter of Andrew Norcross, of Mill Creek Township. Erie Co. Six children have been born to them, two surviving, viz., George C., carriage-maker, Erie City; A.F. left home 1867, last heard from in June, 1869; E.P. died in 1867; N.N. died in 1873; Sarah E., living, wife of Edward Sherman, carpenter in Erie; and Henry Wilber, deceased. George C., the oldest, was married to Susan H., daughter of Porter Warren. Their family consists of W.W., jeweler in Erie City; H.P., salesman, and Nannie M. Our subject and wife are members of the first Presbyterian Church.

Source: History of Erie County, Pennsylvania; City of Erie; Chicago; Warner, Beers & Co.; 1884

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