The Houston Home Journal - Perry, Ga. May 4, 1893
MR. WILLIAM FRANKLIN BENNETT, SR.
Mr. William f. Bennett, Sr., one of the oldest and most highly esteemed citizens of Houston County, died at his home about five miles west of Perry last Thursday, April 27, 1893.
He was buried with Masonic honors at Marshallville on Friday.
For three months he had been in poor health, and for two weeks previous to his death, he was seriously ill.
Mr. Bennett was born in South Carolina in October 1833, but has been a resident of Georgia since early boyhood.
In turn, he lived in Twiggs, Macon and Dooly Counties and for seven years had been a citizen of Houston. He was Justice of the Peace of the Upper 14th District and had been re-elected to that office more than once.
Mr. Bennett was a correct man in all his dealings, honest and upright, a consistent member of the Methodist Church, a man honored by all who knew him.
He leaves a widow, five sons, three daughters and other relatives and in their sore bereavement, many friends sincerely sympathize. A truly good man has been called ____________________________.[Can't read last line]
[Five sons: William Franklin Bennett, Jr., Charles Iverson Bennett, John A. Bennett, James Gordon Bennett, Sr. & Lewis Henry Bennett - Three daughters: Mary Lelia (Bennett) Hose, Tussie Evelyne (Bennett) Wall, Lucy Audrey (Bennett) Massey.
[Note: W. F. Bennett [listed as W.E. Bennett in "Cemeteries of Macon County", the marker is worn and difficult to read] CSA No dates. [William Franklin Bennett, Sr. was born 10-23-1833 - Died 4-24-1893] Family is considering putting a new marker on his grave.]
Buried next to him in an unmarked grave is his wife, Mary Ann Davies Bennett, [Born abt. 1842 Died June 3, 1925
Both are buried in Marshallville Cemetery Bennett Family Lot No. 19