Bennett Lelar

Lelar (George) Bennett was my great-grandmother.  She was born on Dec. 25, 1896 in Russell County, Kentucky.  Her parents were William George and Mary Elizabeth Stephens.  She married Enos Bennett in Russell County on March 4, 1917.  She had 4 children, including my grandmother, Vesper Mary Bennett, before she passed away from tuberculosis on Oct. 2, 1927.  Her youngest child, William, died a short time later on Oct. 16, 1927 at the age of 4 months. 

Lelar in 1915

Lelar in 1915

I’ve had a poor quality black and white photo of her tombstone for quite awhile, but was finally able to visit Clear Spring Cemetery and take this photo in August.  I also did a foil rubbing of the stone, which was an improvement, but not perfect.  I wish I could tell what the words below the death date are, but I had no better luck on that with the foil.  I took photos of all of the stones in the cemetery and am in the process of uploading them to

Bennett Lelar foil 2