Archie in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Bennett Plantation Home
In memory of Henry Seth Bennett, born 1842, died 1924 and Sarah Baggett Cotton, born 1848 died 1922. Henry was a veteran of the Civil War was shot through the right lung in the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia. Was also with General Lee when he surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.
After the Civil War, Henry purchased this property and built the Bennett Plantation Home in 1870. Three years later, he married Sarah "Sallie" Baggett Cotton on April 9th, 1873. This plantation housed a commissary, furniture store, cotton gin, church and school.
Henry and Sarah had eight children. All were born here at this plantation site. Henry went on to be director of the Lavacca school and then, later in life, the Justice of the Peace in Catahoula Parish.
Their youngest son; George Spencer Bennett remained at this home and married Delpha Coleman on April 23, 1911. They had four daughters which were also born at this plantation home. All in all, three generations of Bennett families lived here. It is to their loving memory, that this memorial is erected.
Topics. This Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil.
Location. 31° 34.694′ N, 91° 58.351′ W. Marker is in Archie, Louisiana, in Catahoula Parish. Marker is on U.S. 84, 0.3 miles west of State Highway 28, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesville LA 71343, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crooks Mound (approx. 4.4 miles away); Dewey W. Wills Wildlife Management Area (approx. 5.8 miles away); Troyville Earthworks (approx. 9.8 miles away); a different marker also named Troyville Earthworks (approx. 9.8 miles away); Tew Lake Mounds (approx. 12.7 miles away); Routon Mounds (approx. 13.1 miles away); McGuffee Mounds (approx. 14.7 miles away); Harrisonburg Mounds (approx. 15.7 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.