BENNETT, William--Born near Columbus, Franklin county, Ohio, 15 November 1834. At the age of 12 years his parents moved to Muscatine, Iowa, and 2 years later moved to Knox county, Illinois, whence, in 1850, he, with one brother started across the plains to Oregon, arriving in Linn county in the fall of that year, where he lived until 1854, when he came to Benton county, and took up a donation claim four miles south of Philomath. In 1879 he purchased his present farm of 334 acres, 10 miles west of Corvallis. Mr. BENNETT also owns a farm 2 miles from Corvallis, and a valuable farm in Wasco county, where he is engaged in farming and stock raising.
HISTORY OF BENTON COUNTY, OREGON
Pub. By: David D. Fagan
Portland, Oregon, 1885