Fisher Rice Bennett was born in Green county, Kentucky, April 30, 1813, and received his education in the county of his birth. He was reared a farmer, but for some time after starting out for himself followed flat-boating on the Mississippi. He came to Daviess county in 1842, where he has ever since been engaged in farming and stock dealing. He owns a fine farm of 160 acres in Harrison township, on which he has good improvements.
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Mr. Bennett was married, in this county, in April, 1844, to Miss Sophia A. Trosper, and they had two children, both of whom are dead, and were named respectively, Nicholas T. and Sophia A. Mrs. B. died June 1, 1847, and Mr. Bennett has been a second time married. Two children have been born of the last union, named William P. and James B.