Royal Bennett

Contributed by Rene' Treffeisen

Royal Bennett, of Springfield centre, was born August 19,1809, in the 
town of Springfield, and is the son of Jedediah and Lucy Bennett,
the former of whom was born in Rensselaer County, removed to the
town of Springfield at an early day, settled on a new farm and
there died. A fuller mention of both Jedediah Bennett and his
father is made in the biography of Marvin Bennett, elsewhere in
this volume. Royal Bennett remained at home until his marriage,
November 17, 1836, to Angeline Smith, who was born in the town of
Springfield, May 22, 1813. She is the daughter of Abijah Smith
and his wife, who reared a family of ten children, six of whom
are now living. Mr. Smith was a farmer by occupation. He and
his wife were members of the Baptist Church. He was a Whig in
politics. Royal Bennett first lived on his father's farm four years after his
marriage, but in 1840 removed to the farm where he now lives,
which at first he and his brother bough in partnership, but which
our subject now owns. It contains 100 acres. Mr. and Mrs.
Bennett have one child living, Sylvania, who was born May 4,
1838, and is the wife of Era B. Ten Eyck. Mr. Ten Eyck was born
March 26, 1831, in the town of Warren, and is the son of William
and Sally Ten Eyck, both of whom were natives of this State.
William Ten Eyck died at the age of eighty-four. He was a
Democrat. They were both members of the Methodist Episcopal
Church. Sylvania Bennett and Ezra B. Ten Eyck were married
December 1, 1868, and now reside on the home farm with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett. They have one son, Morris, born
Jan 31, 1875. Mr. Ten Eyck is a Republican in politics. He is
an excellent man of good character and correct principles and
conduct, and is a successful farmer. He and his wife are members
of the Baptist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett are among the oldest people living in the town
of Springfield. he is a very active man for his age, and can
remember well many of the incidents of his boyhood. He as a
beautiful farm and excellent buildings, all the improvements
being first class. he and his wife are members of the Baptist
Church. In politics he is a Republican.
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