Hendley Stone BENNETT, Congress, MS (1807-1891)


BENNETT, Hendley Stone, a Representative from Mississippi; born near Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., April 7, 1807; attended the public schools in West Point, Miss.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced practice in Columbus, Miss.; judge of the circuit court 1846-1854; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1856; resumed the practice of law in Columbus; moved to Paris, Tex., in 1859 and continued the practice of law; served as a captain in Company G, Thirty-second Regiment, Texas Cavalry, Confederate States Army, from August 5, 1861, to August 31, 1862; resumed the practice of law; in 1886 returned to Tennessee and settled in Franklin, Williamson County, and continued the practice of his profession; died in Franklin, Tenn., December 15, 1891; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present