Historian; University professor. Born– April 17, 1881, near Lineville. Parents– Mitchell Bennett and Matilda Caroline (McCain) Garrett. Married– Dora Mayfield Matthews, May 12, 1923. Children– Two. Education– Howard College, B.A., 1900, M.A., 1903; Cornell University, Ph.D., 1910. Instructor of history at several institutions including University of Mississippi, University of Michigan, St. Lawrence University, and Howard College; Professor of Modern European History at the University of North Carolina, 1927 - 1952. Member, American Historical Association and Southern Historical Society. Awarded the Mayflower Cup by the state of North Carolina, 1936; received an honorary LL. D. degree from Howard College, 1942. Died December 3, 1959.
National Cyclopedia of American Biography; obituary
The Estates General of 1789; the Problems of Composition and Organization. New York; D. Appleton Century, 1935.
Europe since 1815. New York; F.S. Crofts, 1947.
European History, 1500-1815. New York; American Book Co., 1940.
The French Colonial Question, 1789-1791. Ann Arbor, Mich.; G. Wahr, 1916.
Horse and Buggy Days on Hatchet Creek. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1957.
Sixty Years of Howard College, 1842-1902. Birmingham, Ala.; Howard College, 1927.