"(VII) Joseph, son of William Bennett, was born in Bridgton, Maine, in 1810 and died in 1890. He was educated in the common schools, and during his youth helped his father on the farm. He learned the trade of cooper, and in connection with farming split staves and made shook. It was the custom in New England for farmers to follow some trade in winter. Many were shoemakers, others were coopers, hatters, etc. He bought part of the homestead and had a milk route in Bridgton, in connection with his farm, and until shortly before his death continued active in his business. At the age of seventy-eight he drove his own milk-cart on the delivery route. He was a member of the American (Know Nothing) party when a young man, later a Republican. He was a faithful member of the Baptist church. He married, in 1833, Dolly Chaplin, born in Waterford in 1804, died 1882. Children: 1. William Marshall, lives on the homestead, formerly his father's. 2. Joseph Louville, mentioned below. 3. Daniel C., died in infancy."