Jul. 16, 1857 Richmond Madison County Kentucky, USA
Mar. 30, 1928, USA
Colonel, United States Army James Walker Benet of Kentucky
Born at Richmond, Kentucky, on July 16, 1857, the son of Brigadier General Stephen Vincent (Chief of Ordnance, United States Army) and Laura (Walker) Benet, he graduted from West Point in 1880 and from the Army Artillery School in 1884. He married Frances Neill Rose of Philadelphia on June 25, 1883. He is the father of the poet, Stephen Vincent Benet poet and critic William Rose Benet and the writer Laura Benet.
He died on March 30, 1928 and was buried in Section 6 of Arlington National Cemetery.