L. C. Bennett, "Spafford, was born in the town of Virgil, Nov. 20, 1831, third of seven children born to Stephen and Waity (Hill) Bennett, he a native of Connecticut and she of Rhode Island. Stephen Bennett came to Virgil and from there to Spafford in 1837, engaging in shoemaking, going from house to house. He followed this trade throughout his life in connection with farming. He served three years in the war of 1812. He died in 1847 and Mrs. Bennett died in 1841. L. C. Bennett was reared on a farm and now owns 130 acres of land, for which he paid a high price. In 1855 he married Lucy, daughter of Col. Phineas Hutchins, who cleared the farm L. C. now owns. He died in 1870. Mrs. Bennett was born and married on this farm, and lived here until her death, which occurred in 1882. In 1885 Mr. Bennett married Eliza, daughter of Alexander and Matilda Gordon, natives of the north of Ireland, of Protestant parentage, who came to America in 1845 and settled on a farm in Spafford. Mr. Gordon died in 1885. Mrs. Gordon how lives with her daughter, Mrs. Eliza Bennett. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett have three children: Vella E., Gordon L. and Clair H. Mr. Bennett has been assessor for ten years. He and his family attend the M. E. church." Source: Bruce, Dwight H. (Ed.), Onondaga's Centennial. Boston History Co., 1896, Vol. II, p. 244.