Dr. Jesse Bennett

Dr. Bennett's grave was moved from the Bennett-Knopp Cemetery located on Lock -- Road leading off WV 62 and reinterred in Pioneer Cemetery in 1985. This is the 14-foot gravestone that was also moved by the 3664th Maintenance Co., NDDS of the Point Pleasant National Guard Armory. Dr. Jesse Bennett , a Mason County physician is known for performing the first Caesarean section in the county. It has been certified that this was the first Caesarean section performed in the world. Surgeon of 2nd WVA Regiment War of 1812; a juror for Aaron Burr trial; participated in formation of Mason County in 1804 and served in the Virginia Legislature 1805-1809. Dr. Bennett is buried in a glass top coffin with diamond shirt studs in his shirt.

The front of Dr Bennett's Stone
it says
Sacred to the Memory
Dr. Jesse Bennett
Born in Frankford, Philadelphia Co., Pa.
July 22nd A.D. 1769
Died July 22nd A.D. 1842
Aged 73 years & 12 days
he was a faithful Friend
and an affectinat Husbend 

Front/west side of momument  North side of momument

Back/east side of momument  South side of momument

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