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I have also decided that he is probably son of David and Amanda, not Salome, whoever she
I agree with Glen that Salome was George's mother and probably Isaac Austin. Isaac
did marry Salome after his divorce of Sarah Hunt. I think between the errors in the
census records and being born out of wedlock of a married man. Well some wouldn't
want to own up to things publicly.
Besides the obitaury of George E. Bennett where is mentions that his half brother David
Austin survives, I did find a obituary of his aunt, Abbie Jane Bennett Conklin, widow of
Thomas Conklin, who died in Somers, Westchester.
In the obituary it does mention that her sister Mrs. Salome Austin survived her and was
living in the household with Abbie at the time of her death in 1932.
Abbie Jane is definitely the daughter of David and Amanda Tompkins Bennett.
Nothing is ever 100%, when dealing with old records and recollections.
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