Stephen Bennett, farmer, P. O. Carlisle, is a native of Somersetshire, Eng., born June 24, 1852, and emigrated to America June 28, 1872, settling in Montgomery County.  He was married to Mary E., daughter of Tobias and Mary (Bradbury) Swartzel, born in Ohio July 21, 1850, on the 17th of February, 1873, and to them were born the following-named children:  Cora E., Lotta O. and Pearl M.  Mr. Bennett, though quite a young man, has, through industry and economy, become the possessor of a farm of fifty-one acres of land, situated on the Carlisle and Germantown pike, two and a quarter miles southeast of the latter town.  The farm is well improved and the buildings thereon new, the house and barn being built some six years ago, at a cost, the former of $1,850, and the latter $500.  Tobacco raising is with him a specialty. He takes great pride in the choice lot of fowls about he farm, raising and dealing in best breed.


The History of Montgomery County, Ohio, W. H. Beers & Co., 1882