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Surnames: Bennett, Ausstin, Tompkins, Williams
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My notes on George Bennett's parentage. (I am not related).
George's parentage is doubtful. Glen Shelton suggests (I think accurately,) that
George E. Bennett was the illegitimate son of Isaac Austin and Salome Bennett, born before
his divorce from Sarah Hunt. However, he is in PRF as son of David Bennett and Amanda
Tompkins, his grandparents.
1870 Census Putnam Valley 142. David Bennett 35 NY farmer; Amanda 35 NY; Abby J. 16;
Charles 14 works on farm; Elizabeth 13 school; Jacob 10 school; Edwin 8 school; George 4.
1880 Census Putnam Valley 257-260. David Bennett 58 farmer; Amanda 53 wife; Charles W.
son 25 married no wife, farm labor; Jacob D. 20 son farm labor can't write; James E.
17 son farm labor, consumption school; George 14 grandson school.
1890, 6 Sep. George Bennett 25y Kent farmer, b. Putnam Valley, son of Isaac Bennett &
Salome Williams/Barrett married Ida A. Booth 19y liv Kent Cliffs, b. Kent, dau of Alonzo
Booth & Caroline E. Gilbert. Married by Rev. A. E. Light. (Bernice and Glen say that
George's mother was NOT Salome Williams. Also, the Halstead index says that his
parents were David Bennett and Salome Williams. Also, Isaac Bennett's Salome died in
1855, ten years before this George's birth. I have also decided that he is probably
son of David and Amanda, not Salome, whoever she is. LB)
In Halstead Cem: Edward Bennett 9 Apr 1861-21 Feb 1904, m. Georgianna Williams, son of
David Bennett. Also, Edith K., d. 10 Oct 1887, age 2-3-28, dau of Edward Bennett and
Georgetta. I have not found this family in 1870 census to check it out. Glen
Wheeler's tombstone book.
1900 Census Putnam Valley 114-129. (VERY SCRAMBLED NAMES AND DATES compared to other
records) George E. Bennett Jan 1870 30 m.10y farm labor; Ida wife Mar 1870 30, 5ch 5liv
NY; Betsie dau Feb 1892 8; Susie dau Dec 1893 6; Lewis son Apr 1895 5; Herbert son May
1896 4; Mary dau Apr 1897 3.
1925 Census Kent 85. Cold Spring Rd., North. George E. Bennett 57 farmer; Ida A. wife 52;
Delmar S. son 15 school; Dorcey son 12 school; Ruth I. dau 9 school.
1930 Census Kent 1-172. George E. Bennett 63, married at 24, NY rents farmer; Ida A. 58
wife, married at 19 NY; Delmar S. 20 son single laborer; Dorsey 17 son laborer; Ruth I. 15
1938 Put. Co. Dir. p.98. George Bennett, laborer, Route 301 Carmel, alone.
1946. George Bennett of Kent.
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