Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Purchased From Augustus A. Bennett And Maria (Pierson) Bennett

New York, Land Records,  Livingston Deeds

From Augustus A. and Maria Bennett of Avon, Livingston County, New York, to William Baker of Lima, New York...a tract of land situate in Lima...a village lot...north of the meeting house...near John Parker's...
witnessed by Sarah Bennett

11 January 1832

The Mystery of the Missing D.A. 

"Augustus A. Bennett, a veteran of the War of 1812 and a well known attorney of Western New York, left his home in Avon on horse-back for a business trip in 1839 and never returned. He stopped in Dansville and withdrew thousands of dollars from a bank he had been connected to open a branch bank in another village. He rode his horse out of sight and never was seen again."

Not related; no further information.

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