ALBERT GALATIN BENNETT



Albert Galatin Bennett, physician and Major in the 12th battalion Alabama partisan rangers, was born in St. Clair County, and died February, 1882, at Ft. Payne; son of Vincent Bennett of St. Clair County. He was a member of the Alabama legislature, 1854-66; entered the Confederate service, 1862, as Captain in Wheeler's battalion; was promoted to Major 12th battalion Alabama partisan rangers and discharged from the service on account of failing health.

He removed to Texas but returned to Alabama; read law and was admitted to the bar, but did not practice; studied medicine and practiced that profession. He located in Gadsden, and was made a member of the examining board of physicians and was also connected with the government commissary at that place. He was a Democrat; a Methodist, and a Mason.

Married: May 1, 1856, in Gadsden, to Sarah Frances, daughter of Turner and Nannie (Walker) Persons of Coweta County, Georgia; granddaughter of Jones and Randal (Robinson) Newnan, also of Coweta County.
Children:
1. Alta, m. (1) Andrew Moody, (2) William C. D. Cook, of Ft. Payne;
2. Laura Galatin, m. (1) Richard Stringer, (2) Stephen Earl Dobbs, of Ft. Payne;
3. Nannie Alberta;
4. Albert Turner;
5. Eulalia Adaline, m. Stanton Walter McDonald, of Dayton, Tennessee.
Last residence: Ft. Payne.


Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, by Thomas McAdory Owen, LL. D., Volume III, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1921

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