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THE BENJAMIN FAMILY IN AMERICA 



Compiled by 

Gloria Wall Bicha 
and 

Helen Benjamin Brown 



FEB ■'■ 1993 






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GENE/ "CIETY 

OFTHI • CHRIST 

OF LA • - L)AY SAINTS 



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Copyright 1977 

by 

Gloria Wall Bicha 



Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 76-5602 3 






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DEDICATED TO 

Dr. William Virgil Wilson (1845-192?) 

Edmund Benjamin (1863-1882) 

Helen Benjamin Brown (I898-1972) 

all of whom had the dream of 

having a Benjamin Genealogy 
published and whose efforts are 
in part, within. 



A Prayer of the Benjamin Family in the 1800' si 

Forsake me not, God, until I have shown my strength 
to this generation and to all that are to come. 



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PURPOSE 

There have been four or five genealogies already published on 
the John Benjamin line and one on the Richard Benjamin line. How 
ever, each one of these earlier genealogies dealt only with one 
particular branch of the Benjamin family, with a carry down to a 
particular individual. 

The first four generations of both the John and Richard 
lines were published by Dr. William Virgil Wison in the Grafton 
Magazine of History and Genealogy t Vol. 1 and 2; 1908-1910; p. 38 
and 46. 

This book is an effort to continue his work, and to carry all 
Benjamin lines through at least eight generations, or to a point 
where a researcher should be able to find records on his own inter- 
est in easily accessible areas. 

The reader is warned that this genealogy is in no way perfect 
or complete. Much research remains to be done. There are still 
many areas that remain a mystery. Where a question mark preceeds 
a name, the carry down is doubtful. However, your compilier felt 
that "educated guesses" should be included — if they were noted — in 
hopes that further research might prove or disprove the carry down. 

This genealogy is an effort to get what Benjamin information 
is known in a compilid state for future researchers, in hopes that 
their efforts can then be directed to unraveling some of the 
mysteries. 

If you are able to add or correct any of the information, I 
would appreciate hearing from you. 

Gloria Wall Bicha 
712 Illinois Street 
Racine, Wisconsin 53405 
1976 



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HOW TO USE THIS BOOK 

The numbering system used is the "new" or modified version of 
the Register Plan. The first known ancestor was given the number 
one, his children were given consecutive numbers, and so on. If 
the child had carry down information in the following generation, 
his number is preceeded by the symbol *. If there is some doubt 
about either the child being placed in that particular family or 
in his carry down, the symbol ? is placed in front of his number. 

If there is to be carry down for a child, only his name and 
birth date (if known) is recorded under his father's name. Infor- 
mation regarding his death, marriage, and children are listed in 
the next generation, which will appear in the next chapter under 
his number. No carry down for a child may be because nothing fur- 
ther is known about him, or he may have married but had no issue. 
In the latter case, all known information regarding him is listed 
under his father. 

The John line and the Richard lines are treated separately, 
since the relationship between the two is not established. 

Abbreviations have been kept to a minumum. However, the 

following have been usedi 

c — Circa or about; used when a date is doubtful. 

b. — born. 

d. — died. 

bp. or bapt. — baptised. 

m. — married. 

m/1 or m/2 — first marriage or second marriage. 

unm. — unmarried. 

dau . — daughter . 

issue — children. 

vr. --vital records. 

cr. — church records. 

gs — grave stone or cemetery records. 

co. — county. 

p. — page. 



CONTENTS 

page 

Copyright Notice and Library of Congress Number. ii 

Dedication iii 

Purpose iv 

How To Use This Book v 

Contents vi 

Early English Parish Records vii 

Chapter 1 1 For ebearers 1 

Chapter 2 i Generation I of the John Line 6 

Chapter 3« Generation II of the John Line 10 

Chapter 4t Generation III of the John Line 19 

Chapter 5» Generation IV of the John Line 38 

Chapter 6 i Generation V of the John Line 69 

Chapter 7« Generation VI of the John Line 138 

Chapter 8i Generation VII of the John Line.. 253 

Chapter 9« Generation VIII of the John Line 457 

Chapter 10 » Generation I of the Richard Line 672 

Chapter 11 1 Generation II of the Richard Line 675 

Chapter 12 1 Generation III of the Richard Line 679 

Chapter 13 « Generation IV of the Richard Line 688 

Chapter l4i Generation V of the Richard Line 703 

Chapter 15i Generation VI of the Richard Line 734 

Chapter 16 1 Generation VII of the Richard Line 804 

Chapter 17 1 Generation VIII of the Richard Line 872 

Chapter 18 i Other Early Unrelated Benjamin Lines... 923 

Chapter 19 1 Unplaced Benjamins 926 

Addenum , $k? 

Index- -Benjamins. 9^9 

Index — Other Surnames 983 

Index — Wives with Unknown Maiden Names 1096 

Index — Localities 1098 



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CHALVINGTON PARISH REGISTER 1538-1660 



1541/2 Jan 23 

1544 Jul 29 

1545 Apr 8 
1546/7 Feb 28 
1550 Apr 11 



Nicholas Foster and Johan Beniamyn married. 
Rychard Tampson and Eliz Beniamyn married 
John Beniamyn the son of Thomas Beniamyn bapt 
Henrye son of Thomas Beniamine bapt 
Johan Beniamyn jun the daughter of Thomas buried 
1550/1 Jan 21 Nycholas the sonne of Thomas Beniamyn bapt 
1550/1 Feb 5 Nycholas the sonne of Thomas Beniamyn buried 

Thos and Sara the son and dau of Thos Beniamyn bapt 

Thos Beniamyn buried 

John Beniamyn buried 

Gylbert Ware and Johan Beniamyn married 

Gyles Beniamyn and Ales Yonge married 

John the son of Gyles Beniamyn bapt 

John the zon of Gyles Beniamyn buried 

Rychard Colvell and Julyan Beniamyn married 

Johan Beniamyn buried 

Thos Beniamyn was bapt. 

Annes the daughter of Gyles Beniamyn bapt 

Gyles the son of Gyles Beniamyn bapt 

Gyles the son of Gyles Beniamyn buried 

Alexander son of Gyles Beniamyn bapt 

Alexander Beniamyn buried 

Willm son of Gyles Beniamyn bapt 

Willmm son of Gyles Beniamyn buried 

Eliz dau of Gyles Beniamyn bapt 

Richard son of Thos Beniamyn bapt 

John son of Thos Beniamyn bapt 

John son of Thos Beniamyn buried 

Ales dau of Thos Beniamyn bapt 

John son of Thos Benjamin bapt 



1552 Nov 4 
1552/3 Feb 21 
1552/3 Mch 7 

1553 Aug 27 

1553 Nov 5 

1554 Oct 4 

1554 Oct 24 

1555 Sep 27 

1555 Dec 31 

1556 Nov 1 
1560 Oct 21 
1563 Sep 27 

1563 Oct 8 

1564 Nov 5 
1564 Dec 3 
1566/7 Feb 15 
1566/7 Feb 26 
1570 Apr 23 
1575 Dec 2 

1581 Oct 8 

1582 Jun 5 

1583 Apr 19 
1585/6 Feb 7 



1585/6 Mch 12*?John son of John Benjamin bapt. 



1586 Nov 7 
1587/8 Mch 9 
1588 Sep 3 
1588 Oct 6 
1588 Mch 9 

1590 Nov 23 

1591 Aug 20 
1591/2 Jan 23 

1593 May 29 

1594 Nov 6 

1595 Jun 22 
1595 Oct 4 
1597/8 Jan 12 
1600 May 6 



Jhane dau of Thoos Beniamin junior and Jane bapt. 

Eliz dau of Thos Beniamin the uounger bapt. 

Rychard Tredcroft and Annes Benaimine married 

Susanna dau of John Beniamine bapt 

Thos Beniamine buried 

Richard Hooper mynyster and Margery Beniamine, widow, 

married 
Jane the wffe of Thss Beniamine buried 
Thos son of John Beniamyne bapt 
Alice Beniamin widowe buried 
Thos Beniamin buried 
Johane the dau of John Beniamin bapt 
Eliz dau of Thos Beniamin deceased buried 
Nicholas son of Thos Beniamin deceased buried 
Gyles son of John Beniamyn bapt 



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1602 Jul 16 *?Richard son of John Beniamin bapt 
1607/8 Jan 16 John Beniamin buried 

1619 May 23 Johane Beniamin widowe buried 

HEATHFIELD PARISH REGISTER to 1660 

1581/2 Jan 25 Gyles Beiamyn and Joan 

1581/2 Mch 9 Sar daughter of (?) John bapt 

1587 Jul 23 Elizabeth Beniamyn dau of John Beniamyn bapt 

1588 Aug 10 Daughter of John Beniamyn buried 

1589 Mayll Doretye daughter of John Beniamyn bapt 
1593 Aug 11 Richard Daye and Agnis Beniamyn married 
1598 Oct 26 The wyf of John Beniamyn buried 

1602 Dec 9 Peter Austen and Abigail Beniamyn married 

Of the first eight pages of the Parish Register only frag- 
ments remain but the indications are that the Register started in or 
before 1573. From the beginning to 1581 when the first complete en- 
tries start only a very few entries are legible. From 1581 to 1660 
there are many entries which are faded and illegible particulary 
entries which extend to the edge of the pages which are now worn 
away and discolored. 

ARCHDEACONRY OF LEWES WILLS i 

A5/358 17 Sep 1565 John Benjiamyn of Hethfeld yeoman. .. .body 
to be buried in chuch porch of Hethfield. . . . to Thomas Wykenden my 
godsonne 2-6d and to any of my other god children 6 d....to Johane 
Collyn stock of cowes cattell money and ymplements of household as 
was wylled to her by her own fathers will.... to John Beniamyn my 
sonne certain ymplements of household. .. .John Welshe my servant.... 
to Richard Beniamyn Abraham Beniamyn and Gyles Beniamyn my sonnes 
L20....to Catherine Ceniamyn Alice Beniamyn and Fayth Beniamyn my 
daughters L20....if Abel Beniamyn my sonne happen to die before 
Fayth Beniamyn my daughter comes to 21 years.... my brother Nycholas 
Foster Wm. Atwood and Robt Olyll shall have custocy and keeping of 
L20 willed to my three daughters .... Johane Beniamyn my wyffe.... 
Proved 20 August 1566 

Copied by Miss G. B. Priddle of Shoreham-by-Sea, England in 1958 by 
courtsey of Burnell E. Staff in of Buffalo, New York. 

MARRIAGE REGISTER GOUDHURST, KENT, ENGLAND 

1582 May 19 Abraham Benjamin to Mercye Vousde 

1583 Richard Benjamin to Elizabeth Nicol 
16^0 Jan 17 Elizabeth Benjamin to John Oswell 

1620 June 19 An Benjamin to William Weller 

BAPTISMAL REGISTER GOUDHURST 

1583 Jan 6 Richard, son of Abraham Benjamin 

1584 Aug 2 John son of Richard Benjamin 

1586 Oct 16 Joan, daughter of Richard Benjamin 
1588 Apr 28 Elizabeth daughter of Richard Benjamin 

The above also courtsey of Mr. Burnell E. Staff in of Buffalo, N.Y. 



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Chapter I 
FOREBEARERS 

The parentage of the John and Richard Benjamin that came to 
America from England in 1632 has never been established. Ship re- 
cords show that they came from Heathfield, Cambridge, Sussex Co., 
England. However, you~ltlight note the Parish Records shown on page 
vii^ These tend to indicate they were brothers. 

There are several traditions about the origin of the Benjamin 
family. In A Genealogy of the Family of Lieut. Samuel Benjamin by 
Mary Louise Benjamin, 1900, states one tradition that gives descent 
from a German Count of Jewish lineage. Of course, he lost his "Jew 
ishness" in movement through Europe to England. Another branch 
claims a Norman-French descent through the Barons de Lacey. Still 
others claim no nobility, but state rather flatly that they are of 
Welsh extraction. None are proved! 

The most widely accepted account of descent seems to be the 
one concerning the de Lacey family. (Probably because it provides 
the "acceptable nobility" to which one can point with pridel ) This 
line of descent is as follows 1 

The pedigree of the ancient house of Benjamin, originally 
Berington, runs back to Walter de Lacey (10?4), Great Baron under 
William the Conqueror at the time of the Norman invasion of England. 

The line seems to be the above Walter de Laceyj Roget de 
Lacey born 1095 under William Rufus; Ilbert de Lacey born 1137; 
John de Lacey born 1222 under Henry Ill's reign. In the time of 
Henry III the Confederacy of Barons was dissolved and from them 
emerged the caste known as "landed gentry" which became the leaders 
in politics and society. 

The Laceys appear under the name Beryton of Stoke-Lacey, lat- 
er as Berington of Stoke-Lacey and Windesley Mote Hall of Sallop, 
Hereford, England. 

In Edward Ill's reign, Beryton of Stoke-Lacey married the dau 
ghter and heiress of Roland de Windesey and had from her the an- 
cient seat of Windesley, which has continued in the family ever 
since. In later years the family name was changed to Berington. 
The ancient seat of Windesley, which came into pissession of the 
Berringtons by the above marriage lies in the Parish of Hope-under- 
Dinmore. 

John Berington II, Esq., of Stoke-Lacey (the second John from 
John de Lacey of 1222), was heir of Rowland de Wyndesey of Windes- 
ley. John Berington II is supposed to have been the ancestor of 
the American Benjamin family. 

Tradition says that in 1^9^, owing probably to some religious 
dispute, a younger branch of the family moved to Lower Hereford and 
changed their surname to Benjamin. 

The coat of arms is one used conjointly by the Berrington and 



Benjamins, and is supposed to have been granted at the knighting of 
a Berington on July 21, 1403 on the field of Shrewsbury, which is 
just north of Hereford. 

The Benjamin Coat of Arms (Burke's General Armory) has a 
crest which is a Duke's hat of crimson velvet, faces with ermine on 
the rim, and with a flame of fire on top. The flame is an emblem 
of ardent courage and perserverance. The motto below it isi 
"Foussez en Avent" which means "Press On". The ermine hat is assoc 
iated with the robes of royal or noble personages, an emblem of 
dignity and position near royalty. The capeau or hat is the "Cap 
of Estate" and was anciently worn by all peers in Parliament. 

The Coat of Arms also has a golden shield on a Saltire (or 
cross) quartering, pierced with a sable (black). Five amulets or 
rings counter changed (i.e.i gold on black and black on gold). 
Andrew's cross is a symbol of resolution and the reward of such 
heros as have scaled walls of towns, etc. The finger ring or amu- 
let is the emblem of fidelity. The square figure on the center of 
the saltire represents honesty and betokens noble birth. Amulets 
designate the fifth son and his descendants used as marks of 
cadency about the time of Henry VII. 

But, back to the parentage of our John Benjamin. 

In the Genealogy of Park Benjamin by Hoover, 1948, he states t 
"Concerning John Benjamin's forebears in Engfend, we know nothing 
certain". He also goes on to say that some of his earlier ances- 
tors were inhabitants of Lower Hereford, near the Welsh border, but 
this has not been verified, either. There are records that would 
indicate that this branch lived in Heathfield Parish, County Sussex 
and had close connections with the adjoinging county of Kent. There 
is a record of a Peter Austin of Tenterden, Kent "who was licensed 
to Marry December 8, 1602 Arabella Benjamin, daughter of John Ben- 
jamin of Heathfield, Sussex, yeoman". It would seem from collater- 
al data that this would be the father of our John Benjamin and Ara- 
bella was a sister. Peter Austin and his wife are supposed to have 
come to America before John Benjamin. 

Another possible sister is Ann, first wife of John Ellis. 
John Ellis came to America in 1621 on the "Fortune"and was one of 
the first settlers of Sandwich, Mass. in 1643. Ann probably died 
in England, since he married second in 1643 Elizabeth Freeman. His 
children from that first marriage werei 

1. Ann Ellis born about 1618 in England and married Edward 
Culver at Dedham, Mass. in 1638. Thoas Fanning and his wife Fran- 
ces (Ellis) Fanning brought the youngest daughter of John Ellis by 
his first wife to America with them. Edward Culver was in their 
company on their trip to America. This daughter was probably Ann. 

2. John Ellis born 1620 in England; m/l Susanna Lumbar d in 
1641. She died in 1654 at Medfield and he m/2 Joan, widow of John 
Clapp of Dorchester. The Lumbard and Famming surnames are closely 
associated with the Benjamin family. 

3. Other children were probably Joseph Ellis who m. Ruth 

and Richard Ellis who m. Elizabeth and both resided in Dedham 

in 1645. A Richard Ellis arrived in Boston from England in 1632 
aboard the same ship as did John and Richard Benjamin. 

A daughter of John Ellis' second marriage, Bennet Ellis, born 



1648/9 and married Obadiah Eddy, son of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Savery) Eddy. All these facts seem to tie the Ellis family in 
very closely with the Benjamin family. 

However, in all the years of searching. . .with some done on 
"the spot" in England, no one has been able to come up with the 
actual parentage or siblings of John Benjamin. The Chalvington 
Parish records certainly tend to give substance to the fact that 
his father was named John Benjamin, but reading any other relation- 
ships into those records is most difficult. 

All Benjamins, who'* sC ancestor was in this country before 1800 
and are not of Jewish descent are believed to be of either the John 
Benjamin or Richard Benjamin line. 

THE EDDYE FAMILY 

The parentage of Abigail Eddye has been firmly established. 
She was the daughter of William Eddye (Eddie), who was born in 1562 
at Bristol, Gloucester, England and died November 23, 1616 at Cran- 
brooke, Kent County, England. William married first Mary Fosten of 
Cranbrooke, the daughter of John and Ellen (Munn) Fosten on Novem- 
ber 20, 1587 at St. Dunstan's Church. She was born in 1568 and 
died July 18, 1611. William m/2 Elizabeth Taylor, a widow of Cran- 
brooke on February 22, 1614. Elizabeth's will is dated in I637. 
William's will is dated August 20, l6l6 and proved December 4, 1616 
and names son Phinehas as executor. He left his property and an 
annuity to Phinehas and bequests of money to each of his other 
children. Phinehas was to see that the other children were brought 
up "in good and virtuous educationt". 

William was educated at Trinity College, Cambriage University. 
He graduated in 1582/3 and was licensed as the cure at Staplehurst 
on August 24, 1587. He was "of Staplehurst" where he was married 
and when his first son was born. On January 12, 1591 he was in- 
ducted as Vicar of St. Dunstan's Church and held that office until 
his death. The old rectory where he lived still stands. The 
church was founded in 1177 1 but little of the original building re- 
mains, though the church is still in use. Three memorial windows 
and a tablet, in memory of Rev. William Eddye were errected thru 
the bequest of Robert Henry Eddy of Boston. They were dedicated by 
Fredrick Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury nn the Festival of St. 
Michael and All Angel's in 1902. The tablet reads" "In memory of 
his ancestor, the Reverand William Eddye, Vicar of St. Dunstan's 
Church from 1591-1616, whose sons, John and Samuel, and whose dau- 
ghter Abigail, were among the Pilgrim settlers of New Engliand and 
there implanted for a numerous posterity, the religious principles 
here taught them. Rev. Eddye took no extreme position while at 
Cranbrooke, but in many ways the Puritan influence had great bear- 
ings on his life. He kept the Cranbrooke Register, which was be- 
gun in 1559. Cranbrooke is a small town 45 miles southeast of 
London. 

Children of William and Mary (Fosten) Eddye 1 

1. Nathaniel Eddye bp. March 30, 1589 1 died young. 

2. Mary Eddye bp. Sept. 1591; m. Samuel/Simeon Evernden. 



3. Phineas Eddye b. Sept. 1593; m/l Catherine Courthopp; 

m/2 Christina ; remaned in Cranbrooke, England. 

4. John Eddye b. March 1597; d. Oct. 12, 1684 at Watertovm 

Mass.; ra/1 Annie Doggett of Groton, Suffolk Co., Eng.; 
m/2 Joanna Meade at Water town and she d. August 25, 
1683. John came to America in 1630 on the ship "Hand 
maiden". He was an executor for John Benjamin's will. 
His issue wasi Sarah Eddye b. prob. in Eng., m. John 
Merion; Mary bp. Mar. 10, 1625 in Eng., m/l 1632 Thos. 
Horton, m/2 1641 Robert Ashley; Ruth Eddye j Pilgrim 

Eddye m. Apr. 25, I656 William Baker and m/2 Sted- 

mani John Eddye b. Feb. 16, 1637; Benjamin Eddye bur- 
ied 1639; Samuel Eddye b. Sept. 30, 1640, m. 1664 Sar 
ah Meade j Abigail Eddye. 

5. Ellen Eddye born August 1599. 

*6. Abigail Eddye bapt. October 6, 1601, m. John Benjamin 
and came to America in I632 on the ship "Lion". 

7. Anna Eddye bapt. May 15, 1603; m. about I632 Barnabas 

Wines. She is the Aunt Wines mentioned in the will of 
Mary Benjamin, dau. of John Benjamin, in 1646. Barn- 
abas Wines resided in Watertown, Mass. and Southold, 
Long Island, N.Y. Issue » Anna Wines be. 1633 at 
Watertown, m/l Dec. 1645 Frances Nichols; m/2 1654 
John Elton who d. 1675, and she m/3 1686 John Tooker 
(Tucker) of Southold. (This cousin is also mentioned 
in the will of Mary Benjamin.) Barnabas Wines be. 

I636, d. 1711, m. Mary ; Sarah Wines be. 1640, m. 

1660 Joseph Youngs; Samuel Wines be. 1645, me. 1670/1 
Mary Mapes, Prudence Wines be. 1650, m. 1679 John 
Goldsmith. 

8. Elizabeth Eddye born Decamber 1606. 

9. Samuel Eddye born May 15, 1609; d. November 12, 1687/8 

at Swansea, Mass.; mc. I63O to Elizabeth Savery. He 
came to America on the "Handmainden" Oct. 1630 and 
was one of the founders of Middleboro in 1640. Issues 
John Eddye bp. l637» m. I665 Susanna Paddock; ra/2 
Deliverance Owen; Zachariah Eddye be. I639, m. 1663 
Alice Paddock; Caleb Eddye b. 1643, m. Elizabeth Bull- 
ock; Obadiah Eddye b. 1645, m. Bennett Ellis; Hannah 
Eddye b. 164?. 

10. Zachareas Eddye b. March 1610. 

11. Nathaniel Eddye b. l6ll; d. July 1611, 9 days after his 

mother. 

Children of William and Elizabeth ( Taylor) Eddyet 

12. Priscilla Eddye bp. Dec. 11, 1614, but was not mention 

ed in her mother's will, so probably died before her 
mother. 

The Eddye Coat of Arms is described as follows; Sable, three 
old men's heads croped at the shoulders argent. Crest; A cross- 
crosslet fi tehee sable and a dagger argent, hilt or in sal tire. 
The motto; "Crux Mihi grata Quies", which translated means "The 






cross gives me comfort" . 

Sources for above i Gen, of Park Benjamin by Hoover, 1948; Bullard 
And Alliced Families by Bullard; Haight-Eddy=Sumner-Hatch Families . 
Reef, 1932; p. 23 Ancestors and Desc of Zachariah Eddy . Eddy Family 
in America by Eddy Family Association, 1930 and revised; Boston 
Transcript April 21, 1901, May 18, 1908, April 11, 191? ; Hartford 
Times Dec. 1, 1956 and July 20, 1956; Gen. Dictionary of First Set- 
tlers of New England . Savage, 1969 > Records of Mrs. Mary Fennell 
Fitzgerald of Bethel, Washington; Records of Mr. B. E. Staff in of 
Buffalo, New York. 






Chapter 2 
GENERATION I - JOHN LINE 

1. JOHN BENJAMIN was born either about 1580 (Col. Banks) or about 
1598 ( Bullard and Allied Families ) or was perhaps baptised on 
March 12, 158 5/6 (Chalvington Parish Records) probably near 
Heathfield, Sussex County, England. He died June 14, 16^5 at 
Watertown, Mass. (vr). He married Abigail Eddye (Eddie-Eddy) 
of Cranbrooke, Kent County, England about 1619 in England. 
She was the daughter of Rev. William and Mary (Fosten) Eddye 
and was bapt. at Cranbrooke on October 6, 1601 and died May 20, 
168? at Charlestown, Mass. at tfrie home of her son-in-law, 
Joshua Stubbs. (Watertown vr). She was 87 years of age. 

John Benjamin, with his wife and four children, sailed 
for America on the Ship "Lion" (Lyon). They left England on 
June 22, 1632 and at that time John took the oath of alle- 
giance to the King and government of England before he embark- 
ed. After being at sea for twelve weeks, they arrived at Bos- 
toh Harbor on Sunday evening, September 16, 1632. 

Supposedly John Benjamin and John Winthrop were frifends 
in England. John Winthrop arrived in America in 1630 and lat- 
er became Governor of Massachusetts. It is thought that John 
Benjamin's friendship for John Winthrop played a great part in 
his decision to leave England and come to America. Also, two 
of Abigail's brothers had already come and settled in New Eng- 
land, and that may also have played a part in their decision. 

In Planters of the Commonwealth 1630-1640 (p. 101) by 
Charles Banks, 1930, under a heading "Passengers and Ships" it 
states 1 "Ship Lyon, Walter Pierce, Master, sailed from London 
June 22 and arrived September 16 at Boston - John Benjamin, 
Mrs. Abigail Benjamin of Heathfield, Sussex, Cambridge." 
Children were not mentioned in this record. Supposedly there 
were about 50 children on this voyage, four of whom belonged 
to John and Abigail. This was the last voyage of the Lion. 
On the following November, while returning to England, it was 
wrecked on a shoal a few miles from the mouth of the Chesapeak 
River. 

The Topographical Dictionary of English. Emigrants to New 
England 1620-16 50 by Charles Edward Burke, 1937. states 1 
"Name of emigranti Benjamin, John; Richard} English Parish 
Names Heathfieldj Ship's namei Lion". 

The names of John and Richard Benjamin appear in the 
"Original Lists of Quality" in Emigrants from Great Britian to 
American Plantations 1600-1700 by John Hotten, 1931 (p. 1632J7 

The relationship between John and Richard Benjamin has 
not been established. Some genealogists call them father and 
son (though John Benjamin names son John and seven other child 
ren in his will and that number would exclude Richard as being 



a son) while others have called them brothers (though there is 
about a generation between their ages). Chalvington Parish 
Records (p. vii) tend to substanciate the brother theory if 
the John Benjamin named as father is the same person. Also, 
on two of the ship's passenger lists Richard Benjamin has been 
named as a separate individual — almost as a head of a family — 
even though he must have been very close to the same age as 
John's eldest son, while the known children of John that must 
have been with him were not named. Obviously, there must have 
been a close relationship for them to have made this dangerous 
voyage together, to have come from the same Parish in England, 
and to have lived in the same areas here in America for many 
years. Even though their relationship is not established, 
your compilier feels safe in including the Richard line within 
the scope of this Benjamin Genealogy, and Richard's line will 
be dealt with in a later section of this book. 

John Benjamin settled in Newtowne (now Cambridge), Mass. 
On November 6, 16J2 he became a Freeman. A Freeman had the 
right of sufferage, enjoyed advantages in the division of land 
and, before the representative system started, Freeman were 
members of the General Court. The principal qualifications 
for this privilege seem to have been church membership. John 
Benjamin was one of the original proprietors of the Freeman of 
Boston. It is worthy to note that he became a Freeman within 
two months of arriving in this country, an unusual honor, and 
perhaps a record of the high regard the community placed on 
him. 

John was a member of the Church of Christ in Cambridge, 
and later of the First Church of Water town. The church in Wat 
ertown was the second oldest church in the Colony of Mass. and 
adopted "strick independency" or Congregationalism. John 
Knowles was the pastor at this time. 

John was also one of the proprietors of Cambridge. On 
six acres of land in Newtowne he built what Governor Winthrop 
described as a "Mansion. . .unsurpassed in elegance and comfort 
by all in the vicinity. It was also a mansion of religion and 
hospitalityi visited by the clergy of all denominations and 
by the literate at home and abroad". It would certainly seem 
that John Benjamin was both wealthy and well educated. 

John was a man of consequence. He was addressed by the 
governor as 'Mister' , a title of respect afforded to few at 
the time. He was appointed Constable by the General Court on 
May 20, 1633 . The Constable in England and in the Colonies 
was the chief executive officer of the parish or town, hence 
an office of honor and importance. 

On April 7» I636 the Benjamin home in Newtowne was dam- 
aged badly by fire and records show a one hundred pounds loss. 
Tradition says he had a large, fine library, but details of 
the inventory of his will don't support this claim. Undoubt- 
edly many of his books were lost in this fire. 

In I63? John moved his family to Watertown, Mass. Water- 
town records of 1642 say that John Benjamin owned the largest 
homestall in the town at that time. The records do not show 



that he assumed an active part in the civil affairs of Water- 
town. Apparently he led a very quite life there. His home- 
stead in Watertown was 60 acres and was situated east of Dor- 
chester Field and bounded on the south by the Charles River, 
on the west by John Loveran and Ephraim Child, and on the 
north and east by Thomas Rogers. He had eighteen acres of up- 
land with two acres of meadow, plus 80 acres of upland in the 
Second Division, and 24 acres of plowland. 

He was excused from military training on November 7, 1634 
eleven years before his death, "on account of age and infirm- 
ity", but was "required to have at all times arms for himself 
and servants". (It was this statement, plus the fact that 
John's birth in 1580 would make him more a contemporary with 
Governor Winthrop, that led Col. Banks into assuming that John 
Benjamin was born at an earlier date. The generally accepted 
birth date of 1598 was probably estimated from the birth dates 
of his children. ) The earlier birth date would certainly ex- 
plain many of the facts in his later life, particularly his 
exemption from military training. Of course, he might very 
well have been ill or in poor health to have been excused in 
1634, when surely every hand might be needed on a gun. How- 
ever, the excuse does also include the word 'age'. 

On June 12, 1645, just two days before he died, John made 
a will. It is on file in the Probate Office, Suffolk County 
Court House and reads as follows 1 "I, John Benjamin, being in 
'pfect' memory as touching my outward estates - do bequeath to 
sonne John a double portion, beloved wife two cowes, fourty 
bushels of Corne out of all my lands, to be allowed her toward 
the bringing up of my smale Children yearly such as growes 
vpon the ground, one part of flower of all my hous hold stuffe 
all the rest of my lands, goods, and chattels shal be equally 
divided between seven other of my children. Provided that out 
of all my former estate my wife during her life shall enjoy 
the dwelling house I live in and three acres of the broken vp 
land belong to the house. 

That this will be truely pformed I do appoint my brother 
John Eddie of Watertowne and Thomas Marrit of Cambridg that 
they doe theire best Indivo r to see this pformes." This was 
signed by John Benjamin and witnessed by George Munnge. 

There was an addition to the will. He did further de- 
clare "that his wife should have the liberty to take wood for 
her use upon any of his lands 'dureing* her lifetime, upon the 
oath of John Eddie". It was dated June 13, 1645 and the wit- 
nesses to this addition were Governor Thomas Dudley and Deputy 
Governor John Winthrop. 

The will covered two and one half pages and was handwrit- 
ten by Deputy Governor John Withrop. In 1900 it was bought at 
an auction by Charles Gunther of Chicago, Illinois, because of 
the autograph of Governor Winthrop. A copy of it appears in 
the New England Historical and Genealogical Register Vol. 45, 

p. 19. 

The inventory of the estate of John Benjamin appears as 
follows « 

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Mentions the lot bought of John Bernard. 
Land of Capt. Sedg(wick). 

House and meadow next the mill. 50 pounds. 

10 acres of Meadow near Oyster Bank 10 

House and 60 acres homestall 75 

10 acres in Rocky meadow 13 

8 acres in Great Dividends 13 

16 acres in Watertown 10 

The articles listed in the inventory consisted of the house- 
hold goods and farming implements. There were several vol- 
umes of books, ? treatisis, 2 concordances, and 3 or 4 other 
books mentioned. The inventory was taken by Simeon Stowe, 
John Eddye, and Thomas Maret and was placed before Governor 
Thomas Dudley on March 5» 164-5. It showed that John Benjamin 
had property amounting to over 297 pounds. A large amount of 
property for that time. 

Abigail Benjamin probably made her home in Watertown un- 
til about 1654, when she went to live with her daughter, Abi- 
gail Stubbs, in Charlestown. 

Children of John and Abigail (Eddye) Benjamini 

*2. John Benjamin be. 1620 in England. 

*3. Abigail Benjamin be. 1624 in England. 

*4. Samuel Benjamin be. 1628 in England. 
5. Mary Benjamin be. 1630 in England. Mary died unmar- 
ried in 1646 at Watertown, Mass. (vr), age 16. 
Her will was made May 16, 1646 and notices her 
Aunt Wines, sister Abigail Stubbs, her brother, 
and her cousin Ann Wynes. 

*6. Joseph Benjamin b. September 16, 1633 at Cambridge, 
Mass. (vr). 

*7. Joshua Benjamin b. May 6, 1642 at Watertown, Mass. 

*8. Caleb Benjamin be. 1643 in Watertown. 

*9. Abel Benjamin be. 1645/6 at Watertown, Mass. 

Resourcesi Watertown, Mass. Vital Records Vol. I (copied by 
Mrs. Ray Fales of Mass.); Bond's History of Watertown, Mass. ; 
Burke and Alvord Memorials } Rix Family Genealogy by Thomas Rix; 
Savage's Gen. Dictionary of Settlers of New England ; Great 
Little Watertown . F. Robinson; Hoover's Gen, of Park Benjamin ; 
Gen, of Lt. Samuel Benjamin , Mary L. Benjamin; Hinraan's Gen, 
of Puritans of Colony of Conn . 1852; Paige's History of Cam- 
bridge; and Wilson Papers which are records of Benjamins col- 
lected by Dr. William V. Wilson and are found in the Rare Book 
Room of the Congressional Library in Washington, D.C.; Cutter's 
History of Stratford. Conn, p. 1090. 



Chapter 3 
GENERATION I I- JOHN LINE 

2. JOHN BENJAMIN 2 (John 1 ) born about 1620 in England, the son of 
John and Abigail (Eddye) Benjamin. He died December 22, 1706, 
age 86, at Watertown, Mass. (Watertown vr Vol. I). He married 
about 1650 Lydia Allen of Boston, dau. of William Allen. Lydia 
died January 10, 1709 at Watertown, Mass. (vr). 

John came to America in 1632 with his parents on the ship 
"Lion". 

William Allen is supposed to mave married Riggs. He 

was "of Boston" on November 13, l6?3i a refugee from Manhattan. 
He had been expelled by the Dutch when 1hey captured that town. 
He made his will December 15. 16?4 and it was proved January 26 
167V5 (Suffolk Probate Vol. 6 p. 133). The testator bequeath- 
ed "unto Lydia Benjamin, wife of John of Watertown". On Janu- 
ary 26, 1674/5 John Benjamin appeared in court and renounced 
his executorship "in the right of Lydia, his wife, to the will'. 1 
In the Boston Transcript November 23, 1940, there was some dis- 
cussion as to why John refused the bequest of William Allen. 
They felt it was either too small to warrent the trouble of com 
plying with the legal formalities involved in receiving it, or 
there was some question as to whether the property was honestly 
acquired. 

John Benjamin was a blacksmith. In 1664 he was in Hart- 
ford, Conn. , but returned to Watertown. In 1666 he was made a 
Freeman of Watertown. On April 5i 1681 he was exempted from 
military training. (He was 61 years of age at that time.) John 
was a member of the train band or Colonial Militia. 

John's signature is shown on page 27 of Bond's History of 
Watertown , Mass. 

On March 28, 1692 John sold his son Abel two parcels of 
upland in Watertown, one half of the homestead, 10 acres and 
one half of the barn, and one half of the house. The other 
parcel was one half of the Dividend acreage containing 25 
acres. On January 12, I696 he sold his sons, Daniel and Abel, 
60 acres of land in Dorchester. His son John was to receive a 
double portion of the estate. 

Children of John and Lydia (Allen) Benjamin i 
*10. John Benjamin b. July 10, 1651 at Watertown. (vr). 
♦11. Lydia Benjamin b. April 3, 1653 at Watertown, Mass. 

12. Abigail Benjamin b. July 14, 1655 at Watertown. (vr). 

She married Feb. 18, 1678 Samuel Neal of Braintree, 
Mass. (Braintree vr). 

13. Mary Benjamin b. August 2, 1658 at Watertown, Mass. 
*14. Daniel Benjamin b. July 12, 1660 at Watertown, Mass. 

15. Ann Benjamin b. August 4, 1662, prob. at Hartford. 

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*l6. Sarah Benjamin b. 1663 at Watertown, Mass. 

*17. Abel Benjamin b. May 20, 1668 at Watertown, Mass.(vr 

Resources 1 Watertown, Mass. vital records? History of Ashburn- 
ham by Sterns ; The Wilson Papers; Savage's Genealogical Dict- 
onary of N.E. ; Bond's Hist, of Watertown, Mass. ; Bullard and 
Allied Families by Bullard; New Eng. Hist, and Gen. Register 
Vol. 3 p. 239 and Vol. 10 p. 1777 and Vol. 37 p. 347; Gen, of 
Park Benjamin by Hoover , Grafton Magazine of Hist, and Gen. 
1908-10 p. 385 Boston Transcript Jan. 1. 1908. Oct. S 1940, 
and Nov. 23, 1940. 

3. ABIGAIL BENJAMIN 2 . (John 1 ), dau. of John and Abigail (Eddye) 

Benjamin was born abort 1624 in England and died Oct. /Nov. 30, 
1704 probably in Watertown, Mass. age 80 years. She m/l about 
1640 Joshua Stubbs of Watertown. He died Nov. 1654 at Charles 
town, Mass. She m/2 in 1655/6 John Woodward of Watertown, the 

son of Richard and Rose ( ) Woodward. John was b. 1621 and 

d. Feb. 17, 1695/6 at Watertown. He had m/l Mary . 

Joshua Stubbs was admitted a Freeman of Watertown on May 
2, 1649. On Nov. 8, 1654 Joshua Stubbs, then of Charlestown, 
and wife Abigail, with the consent of the mother of Abigail, 
sold to Joseph Underwood for 30 pounds their homestall (house 
and 12 acres) and several other parcels of land in Watertown. 
He died soon after this date. 

The Widow Stubbs, in May 1656 joined the church at 
Charlestown. As Widow Abigail Stubbs, she had land assigned 
to her on March I658--SO she may not have married until the 
summer of I658. 

John Woodward came to America from Ipswich, England with 
his father at the age of 13 in the "Elizabeth" on Nov. 1634. 
In Nov. 1639 he was admonished "to take heed of drinking 
strong water again". He was made a Freeman in I690. John 
lived in Watertown, Sudbury, Charlestown, and Cambridge. He 
was reputed to be an atheist, but embraced Christianity in 

Watertown on April 12, 1690. He was m/l to Mary who died 

July 8, 1654 at Sudbury. By this first marriage he had only 
one son, John Woodward b. March 20, 1650 and died young. He 
made his will January 10, 1697 and mentions son-in-law Richard 
Norcross and children of Elizabeth Stimson andMary Traine. 

Abigail Woodward was a witness in Court June I67I at 
which time she was age 47. 

Children of Joshua and Abigail (Benjamin) Stubbs » 
18. Samuel Stubbs b. Aug. 3» 1642 at Charlestown. He is 
believed to have died young as there seem to be no 
records for him. 
*19. Elizabeth Stubbs be. 1646 or I650 at Charlestown. 
*20. Mary Stubbs be. 1644 or 1650 at Charlestown. 

Children of John and Abigail (Benjamin Stubbs) Woodward 1 
♦21. Abigail Woodward be. I656/7 at Sudbury, Mass. 

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*22. Rose Woodward b. August 18, 1659 at Charlestovm. 
*23. John Woodward b. December 12/13, 1661 at Sudbury, Ms. 

Resources! Grafton Magazine of Hist, and Gen. 1908-10, p. 38; 
Records of Marjorie Heaney of Deland, Fla. ; Hartford Times 
Jan. 3, 1967; Boston Transcript Mar. 9, 1932; Savage's Sen. 
Dictionary p. 6-4-6; Vol. 85 p. 447 N.E. Hist, and Gen. Register ; 
Records of Mrs. Edward A. Adams of Windsor Locks, Conn. 

4. SAMUEL BENJAMIN 2 . (John 1 ), born 1628 in England, the son of John 

and Abigail (Eddye) Benjamin; died September 25, I669 at Hoc- 

cannum, Hartford, Conn. He married Mary sometime after 

1656. She was a widow and resident of Weathersfield, Conn, in 
1670. 

Samuel came to America with his parents on the ship "Lion" 
in I632. 

When young, Samuel worried the Selectmen of Water town by 
his idleness, but he appeared before them Dec. 11, 1656 and his 
report was "he hath given ' soe' good * aacompt' of spending his 
time at ' yt' the • seaven' men are well satisfied therewith". 

Samuel took: the Oath of Fidelity in 1652. On October 19, 
I667 Samuel sold 10 acres of land to his Mother. This parcel 
included a house. On October 28, 1667 he and Mary sold three 
lots of land to Daniel Medup. 

Some records say that Samuel lived in Water town, Charles- 
town, Hartford, and Windsor, Conn. He died in Hoccannum, Hart- 
ford, Conn, and his will was dated Sept. 18, 1669 and proved 
Nov. 10, 1670. The inventory was taken Nov. 9, 1670 by Nathan- 
iel Rusco and Stephen Hopkins. He made his wife Mary and 
brother Caleb Benjamin executors of his estate and it was 
valued at over 98 pounds. Thomas Atwood, age 60, and Thomas 
Edwards, age 47, testified "they heard him make his will, and 
heard him say "I give unto my loving wife, Mary, all my whole 
estate. My brother Caleb overseer." On Nov. 9, 1670 the 
Widow was engaged to pay Mary and Abigail, children of said 
Samuel, each 10 pounds at the age of 18. 

In 1670 Widow Mary Benjamin made Caleb Benjamin trustee 
for her children — Mary and Abigail. 

A Samuel Benjamin was in Court in l66l for drunkedness in 
Dover, New Hampshire. His fine was paid by Philip Chesley. 

Children of Samuel and Mary ( ) Benjamin 1 

24. Abigail Benjamin be. 1658/9 at Water town, Mass. 

25. Mary Benjamin b. May 12, 1666 at Watertown (vr). 
*26. Samuel Benjamin be. 1668 at Watertown. 
*27. John Benjamin be. 1669/70 at Watertown. 



Resources 1 The Wilson Papers; Hinman's Gen, of Furitans of 
Conn , p. 114; Gen, of Families of Watertown by Bond, p. 27; 
Grafton Magazine of Hist, and Gen. 1908-10, p. 38; Vol. I of 
Early Conn. Probate Records ; Stile's Hist of Ancient Weather- 

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sfield ; Watertown vital records? N.E. Hist, and Gen. Register 
Vol. 68 p. 187; Maine and N.H. Gen. Diet . 

6. JOSEPH BENJAMIN 2 . (John 1 ), born September 16, 1633 at Newtowne, 
(now Cambridge) , Mass., the son of John and Abigail (Eddye) 
Benjamin; died April (spring of) 1704 at Freston, Conn. He 
m/l Jemima Lumbert (Lumbard/Lambert, etc.) of Barnstable, Mass 

on June 10, l66l. She was the dau. of Thomas and Joice ( ) 

Lumbert and was be. 1636 at Dorchester, Mass. and died after 
March ?, 1664 and more probably in 1666 with the birth of her 
second daughter. He m/2 Sarah Clarke of Yarmouth, Mass. pre- 
vious to Dec. ?, 1668 and more probably soon after the death 
of his first wife, since he had 2 very small children to care 
for. She was the dau. of Lt. William and Sarah (Lumbert- 
Lumbard) Clarke. She was born Aug. 1, 1639 and was still liv- 
ing in 1716. 

William Clarke of Yarmouth died Dec. 7, 1668 and gave his 
property to Joseph Benjamin by nuncupative will. The estate 
was valued at 8.3.O pounds. Sarah Clarke's mother was probab- 
ly a sister to Thomas and Barnard Lumbert, which would make 
the two wives cousins. This, too, would account for Barnard 
Lumbert, age 60, testifying as to his presence and hearing 
the will of William Clarke. 

In Savage's account of the Lumbert family, he indicates 
that the first marriage of Joseph Benjamin may have been "a 
run-away marriage". 

Joseph was a watchman at Charlestown in 1665 and was 
named in the sessions (court rec). He lived in Barnstable 
and then sometime before 1668 he moved to Yarmouth, He is 
mentioned in the Annals of Yarmouth in Oct. 3» 1663 and Apr. 
29 1 1673. In Yarmouth, his farm was near the Meadows. In 
1680 he exchanged his farm for that of Joseph Gorham in Barn- 
stable. He sold a farm in Cambridge, which he inherited, on 
Oct. 30, 1686. 

The town of Preston, Conn, was established in 1686 and 
Joseph and his family moved there in 1696, where he bought 
100 acres of land. His abstract of purchase was made July 27 , 
I696 and is as followsi "John Stanton Sr., of Stonington, New 
LondonCo. and Colony of Conn., for 13 pounds 12 shillings, 
sold to Joseph Benjamin, now resident of the Town of Preston, 
same county and Colony, 100 acres of upland, fresh meadow land 
and swamp in the township of Preston..." and then follows a 
description of the boundaries of the land. This deed was 
signed by John and Hannah Stanton and witnessed by Benjamin 
Howard, Elizabeth Mason, and Joseph Freeman, and is recorded 
in Vol. 1 p. 273 of the Preston Land Records. 

The trees on the boundaries bore the mark IB for Joseph 
Benjamin and TP for Thomas Parke, and it was on this land that 
Joseph built his house. The land remained in the possession 
of the Benjamin descendants until the late 1800' s. 

In 1703 the father followed the common custom, and deeded 
his lands to his two sons, Joseph and John. On June 24, 1703 

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Joseph Benjamin of Preston, for various reasons but especially 
for natural affection to son Joseph Benjamin, deeded to said 
son, part of the lands southward of Pachug River, with Jonath- 
an Tracy and Isaac Averill being the witnesses. On July 27, 
1703 Joseph Benjamin deeded the other part of his land to his 
son John Benjamin, who was to possess the lands after the 
father's death, "only allowing my wife a third part of said 
farm during her widowhood". Both deeds were acknowledged on 
July 27, 1703 and recorded May 8, 1704, after Joseph's death. 
(Land records of Preston, Conni 1-369, 370). 

Joseph Benjamin died in the spring of 1704 and an inven- 
tory of his estate was taken April 27, 1704 by Jonathan Tracy, 
Samuel Lennerson, and Thomas Stanton. It included only house- 
hold furniture and clothing. The names and ages of the child- 
ren are given in the inventory! vizt Joseph, age 30, John, age 
22; Abigail, Jemima, Sarah, Hannah, Marah, Marcyj all above 20 
years. On June 5, 1704 the Widow Sarah Benjamin personally 
appeared and made oath to the truth of the Inventory (Probate 
Rec. New London, Conn. Book A p. 26l). At the Court of Pro- 
bate held at New London on June 9» 1704, the inventory of the 
estate of Joseph Benjamin of Preston, dec'd, was exhibited, 
proved, accepted, and ordered to be recorded and the Court 
granted power of administration to the widow and relict of 
said Benjamin, and defers distribution for the present. (Prob- 
ate Journal, Vol. 1 p. 30). Only one document is now on file 
of this estate, and that is the inventory. 

Children of Joseph and. Jemima (Lumbard) Benjamini 
28. Abigail Benjamin b. March 23, 1662 at Charlestown, 
Mass. (vr). She d. unmarried after 1704. 
*29. Jemima Benjamin b. Feb. 1666 prob. at Barnstable. 

Children of Joseph and Sarah (Clarke) Benjamini 

30. Sarah Benjamin be. 1667 at Yarmouth? she m. Nov. 31, 
1708 as the 2nd wife of Thomas Knowlton. This 
child might very well have been born after John, 
since her marriage date is so late. However, she 
is placed thus in the listing of children in the 
inventory, and in most other listings of the child 
ren of Joseph. 
-*31. Hannah Benjamin b. Feb. 1668/9 at Yarmouth (vr). 
*32. Mary (Marah) Benjamin b. April 1670 at Yarmouth (vr) 
*33. Joseph Benjamin b. April 29, 1673/4 at Yarmouth. 
*34. Mercy (Marsy) Benjamin b. March 12, 1674/5 at Yar- 
mouth (vr). 
*35. Elizabeth Benjamin b. Jan. 14, 1679 at Yarmouth (vr) 
*36. John Benjamin b. 1682 at Yarmouth (vr-too badly 
worn to read). 
37. Kesiah Benjamin b. 1688. In the Notes of Barnstable 
Families Vol. I, mention is made of a dau. Kesiah 
(p. 143), but Mrs. E. E. Rogers, when doing re- 
search for her manuscript could find no record of 
such a child born to Joseph. This might be the 

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above Sarah, or the name Kesiah is used quite of- 
ten used as a nickname for Mary. 
38. Jerusha Benjamin. Likewise, Dr. Wilson included a 
dau. named Jerusha in his manuscript and what was 
published in the Grafton Magazine . Because your 
compilier wishes to keep all avenues open to the 
researcher, they are included, tho no other re- 
ords have been obtained for them. 

Resource! p. 106 Savage's Gen. Dictionary of N.E. Settlers : 
p. 1090 Cutter's Gen, and Family Hist, of Conn . ; Gen. of Park 
Benjamin by Hoover; Grafton Magazine of Hist, and Gen . Vol 1 
and 2 p. 38 j Wilson Papers; History of Westminister, Mass . by 
Heywood, 1893; N. E. Gen, and Hist. Register Vol. 2d. 64. 
Vol. 7 p. 178, and Vol. 19 v. 169? Hartford Times Dec. 14, 
1946; The Ben.jamin Family of Norwich and Preston by E. E. 
Rogers. 

JOSHUA BENJAMIN . (John ), was born May 6, 1642 at Water town, 
the son of John and Abigail (Eddye) Benjamin; died May 6, 1684 
at Charlestown, Mass, age 42. He is buried in Burial Hill at 
Charles town. He married Thankful Stowe on August 14/24, 1682, 

the dau. of Nathaniel and Elizabeth ( ) Stowe. She was 

born Jan. 4, 1659 at Concord, Mass. and died March 4, 1691 of 
small pox. 

After Joshua's death she m/2 Ebenezer (Eben) Austin of 
Charlestown on July 8, 1685. He was the son of Richard and 
Abigail (Bachelor) Austin and was born Aug. 27, 1662 at Charles 
town and died Jan. 16, 1723. After Thankful died he m/2 
Rebecca Sprague on Jan. 27, 1691/2 at Maiden, Mass. 

Joshua was a saddler and settled in Charlestown where in 
1680 he bought a house from Thos. Allen. 

Joshua (als. Josiah) Benjamin was credited under Capt John 
Cutler June 27 , I676. Capt. Cutler was engaged during King 
Phillip's War on various occassions in conducting supply trains 
to the garrison, and at the time of Capt. Wadsworth's destruct- 
ion of Sudbury on April 21, 1676, narrowly escaped being cut 
off with his company returning from Marlborough. 

Joshua's will was dated April 5» 1684 and proved June 17, 
1684 with a value of 177 pounds. He devised to John Fowle 10 
square feet of land for stables, with the residue to his wife, 
and then at the decease of his wife, to his brother Abel. 

Joshua died without issue, as far as is known. 

Children of Ebenezer and Thankful (Stowe Benjamin) Austini 
Sarah Austin b. Oct. 24, 1686, m. Matthew Butler. 
Elizabeth Austin b. Apr. 26, 1687 at Charlestown, 
d. Apr. 5t 1759 at Charlestown; m. at Charlestown 
Sept. 20, 1711 John Sprague b. May 7, I689 at 
Maiden, Mass. 
Children of Ebenezer and Rebecca (Sprague) Austini 

They had 11 children, including Joseph Austin who 

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m. Abigail Benjamin as his second wife, (see #51.) 

Resources i Grafton Magazine of Hist, and Gen . Vol. 1 and 2 p. 
38 i Desc. of Richard Austin p. 9, 12; Gen, of Families of Wa- 
ter town by Bond; Slason, Slauson. Slawson. Slosson Family . 
1946; p. 219 Savage's Gen. Dictionary of N.E. Settlers ; p. 286 
Soldiers of King Phillip's War by Bodge. 1896; N.E. Hist and 
Gen. Register Vol. 42 p. 299. 

8. CALEB BENJAMIN 2 . (John 1 ), born about 1643 at Watertown, Mass. 
the son of John and Abigail (Eddye) Benjamin; died May 13/18, 
1684 at Weathersfield, Conn. He married Mary Hale about l6?0, 
the dau. of Samuel and Mary (Smith) Hale of Weathersfield. 
She was born April 29, 1649 at Weathersfield and died about 
1700. 

After the death of Caleb, Mary m/2 Walter Harris Senior 
of Glastonbury and Weathersfield in 1686, Mr. Harris died in 
1716. He m/2 in 1701 Mary Hollister, dau. of Lt. Thomas and 
Elizabeth (Lattimer) Hollister. 

Samuel Hale was one of the first proprietors of Norwalk 
in 1654 and of Hartford in 1640, a soldier in the Pequot War 
and Pastor of the Church of Christ in Weathersfield. Mary 
was named in her father's will of Nov. 9i 1693 as was her 
daughter, Abigail Benjamin, who was left "all my bedsteads, 
beds, and bedding, and all my linnen that I shall leave at my 
decease. Also one cow, one mare, and my great brass kettle, 
fire pan, tongs, trammell, Frying Fan, and warming pan, pew- 
ter platters, and "bason" with my name on it". 

Caleb was admitted Freeman of Conn, on May 13, 1669. He 
was a 'gr. Id' in 1672 and a fence viewer for Naubuc and 
Nayaug in 1678. He resided for a time in Hartford, Conn, and 
in 1682 he and 5 others petitioned the General Court for 
leave to settle and form a plantation in the Wabaquasset 
country (presently Windham County). He was granted 80 acres 
by the town of Weathersfield in S. Glastonbury Nov. 1672. 

Caleb died intestate. He left 240 acres of upland and 
his estate was valued at 153 pounds 4 shillings. His estate 
was probated Sept, 4, 1684 and Samuel Haile (Hale) and Joseph 
Hills took the inventory. His wife Mary, was appointed ad- 
ministrator and the names and ages of his children were append 
ed to the inventory. (Vol. 4 p. 187 County Building, Hartford 
Conn.) John, the son, received a double portion of the estate, 
as he was the eldest living son. 

Walter Harris and his wife, Mary, were charged Feb. 25. 
1686/7 with incontience before marriage. This record indi- 
cates that Mary had issue by her second husband and makes it 
probably that she was the mother of Walter Harris Jr. 

On Nov. 7, 1709 Walter Harris Sr. of Glastonbury was 
cited to appear and render an account of his own and his late 
wife's administration of the estate of Caleb Benjamin of 
Weathersfield, 

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Children of Caleb and Mary (Hale) Benjamin i 
*39. Mary Benjamin b. Sept. 15, 16?1 at Weathersf ield. 
♦40. Abigail Benjamin b. Apr. 27, 1673 at Weathersf ield. 
41. Sarah Benjamin b. February 17, I675/6 at Weathers- 
field, Conn. In Early Conn. Probate Rec . Vo. II, 
p. 23 "Sarah Benjamin, of lawful age, at the 
house of Mrs. Elizabeth Backlease of Weathers- 
field June 8, 1708 heard her will. Sarah testifi- 
ed to that on June 16, 1708." 
♦42. John Benjamin b. Nov. 5, 1677 at Weathersf ield. 

43. Samuel Benjamin b. February 14, 1680 at Weathes- 

field, Conn.; d. Dec. 29, 1684 at Derby, Conn. 
(vr 2-2), and is recorded as the son of Widow 
Mary Benjamin. He was age 4 years. 

44. Martha Benjamin b. January 19, 1681 at Weathersf ield 

she was living unm. in 1706 with Uncle Samuel Hale 
and in 1718 with Capt. Samuel Wells. Poor Martha 
was not very bright and the court records show she 
had at least 2 children, the last born in July 
1718. 
*45. Caleb Benjamin b. March I683 at Weathersfield. 

Resources 1 Gen. Dictionary of N.E. Settlers by Savage, 
Vol. I p. 165; First Puritan Settler's of Hartford, Conn. 
by Hinman p. 114-5; History of Glastonbury, Conn , p. 160T 
Ancestry and Desc. of William Hills ; Hist, of Ancient 
Weather sfi eld ~p~i 94; American Ancestry by Hughes; Probate 
Court Records of Hartford. Conn. Vol. 4 p. 187; Hale. 
House, and Related Families by Jacobus, p. 9, 819; p. HI 
Public Rec. of Conn, prior to l665 t 1850; Wilson Papers} 
Early Conn. Probate Records Vol I p. 272, 456. 

9. ABEL BENJAMIN . (John ), born about 1645/6 in Watertown, Mass., 
the son of John and Abigail (Eddye) Benjamin; died in 1710 at 
Charlestown, Mass., age about 65. He married November 6, 1671 
Amithea (Ama the a/ Amity) Myrick (Merrick) of Windsor, Conn. 
She was the dau. of John and Elizabeth (Wyborne) Myrick and 
was born Feb, 1654 and died May 10, 1713 and is buried in the 
Phipps St. Burial Grounds at Charlestown. 

Abel was a rope maker and settled in Charlestown, Mass. 
His wife, Amity, was admitted to full communion at the First 
Church of Charlestown May 14, 1676 and "Goodman" Abel Benjamin 
was admitted to the same church Sept. 8, 1699/0. He was admit 
ted a Freeman of Charlestown on May 14, 1676 and a Freeman of 
Conn, on Sept. 8, 1700. (This last date might very well be a 
record for his son. ) 

According to Charlestown records, Abel was overseerer of 
the swine, Tithingman, town messenger, and bell ringer. In 
1695 he paid a fine of one penny in acknowledgment that his 
dung hill was in the street. March 2, 1695 he was made town 
messenger and in 1699 rang the tower bell. In 1702 he is 
running the line and surveying. 

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In 1692 he sold a house and shop to E. Austin, and in 
1694, along with other Myrick heirs, sells some property to S, 
Codman. In 1?10 he, with his wife, sold some marsh to son 
John in Cambridge, Mass. 

Abel's will is dated July 3, 1710 and proved Dec. 2, 
1710/1 with the Widow named as executor and his estate was 
valued at 128 pounds. In his will he names wife Amity, son 
John, grandson John, dau. Mary, dau. Abigail, and brother 
Joshua. Evidently son Abel was dead by the time of the writ- 
ting of the will, since he is not named. (Vol. 12 p. 265 Mid- 
dlesex, Cambridge Reg. of Deeds). Joshua, the younger son was 
given the house by "the meeting house" and marsh at Cambridge 
that Abel had received from his brother Joshua. He gave his 
son John the house and stable he had acquired from Mr. Pente- 
cost. 

In Frothingham' s History of Charlestown . mention is made 
that Abel lived in Charlestown in 1677. 

Children of Abel and Amithea (Myrick) Benjamini 

46. Mary Benjamin b. Dec. 22, 1672 at Charlestown, bapt. 

Mar. 28, 1676 at the First Church of Charlestown; 
m. Feb. 4, 1710 Samuel Smith. 

47. Daughter, who died before the will was drawnj m. 

Samuel Phipps b. Feb. 10, 1684, son of Samuel and 
Catherine ( ) Phipps. 

48. Abel Benjamin b. Dec. 2, 1675 at Charlestown, died 

Feb. 12, 1675/6 at Charlestown; age 10 mos. 
*49. John Benjamin b. Jan. 14, 1676/7 at Charlestown. 
50. Abigail Benjamin b. Aug. 26, 1680 at Charlestown; 
bapt. June 20, 1680; single in 1733. 
*51. Joshua Benjamin b. April 10, 1686 at Charlestown. 

Resources 1 Bond's History of Watertown, Mass. ; History of 
Charlestown Vol. 1 p. 77; Gen. Dictionary of N.E. by Savage 
p. 165; Genealogy and Estates of Charlestown by Wyman, p. 77; 
Bullard and Allied Families by Bullard, 1930; Microfilm of 
Charlestown, Mass. records found by Mrs. Fales in Boston 
Public Library; Family GroupSheet in Salt Lake City Archives; 
p. 77 Hammett Papers Vol. 1; N.E. Hist, and Gen. Register 
Vol. 26 p. 156, 157, and p. 250. 



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Chapter 4 
GENERATION III— JOHN LINE 

10. JOHN BENJAMIN ^ (John 2 , John 1 ) born Sept. 10, 1651 at Watertown 

(vr ) , the son of John and Lydia (Allen) Benjamin. He died 
at Watertown, Mass. on November 18, 1708, age 57. He married 

in I678 Mehitable . There is no data on her. He m/2 

Sarah about 1685. This might be Sarah Ralph, b. December 

Ik, 1661, the dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth (Desborouth) 
Ralph. In his will, dated 1682, Thomas Ralph refers to a 
dau. Sarah Benjamin, and left her 7 pounds to be paid by her 
brother in seven years. 

John resided in Watertown and Boston. 

Children of John and Mehitable ( ) Benjamini 

52. John Benjamin b. April 15, 1679 at Boston (vr), bp. 

Sept. k, 1679 at Boston. There is some confusion 
about whether this John died on April 15. 1699 — 
or if that is the date of the birth of another 
John. It would seem this John died young. 

Children of John and Sarah (?Ralph) Benjamini 

53. Sarah Benjamin b. May 8, 1686 at Boston (vr)i died 

unm. November 18, 1708, age 22. 
*?5^. Daniel Benjamin be. 1693. (This is a possible 

placement, because of the name Daniel and the 

area of Boston. ) 
55> Lydia Benjamin bapt. Sept. 10, 1699 at Boston. 
56. John Benjamin bapt. Sept. 10, 1699 at Boston. His 

birth is given as April 15. 1699. According to 

Hartford Times Feb. 2, 1957 1 John and Lydia were 

twins. 

Resources 1 Watertown Vital Records; Grafton Magazine of Hist, 
and Gen. Vol. 1 p. 38; Wilson Papers; Boston Births, Bapt., 
Marriages, and Death Records 1630-1699 . 1908 p. 148, 168» 
Gen. Dictionary of N.E. . Savage 5 Genealogical Biographies of 
Ancient New England ; Gen. Dictionary of Rhode Island, Austin, 

T8W. 

11. LYDIA BENJAMIN 3 (John 2 , John 1 ) born April 3, I653 at Watertown, 

Mass. (vr), the dau. of John and Lydia (Allen) Benjamin. She 
was bapt. Sept. 10, 1699. She married Thomas Batt (Ball/Bott) 

of Boston, the son of Christopher and Ann ( ) Batt. 

Christopher Batt came from Salisbury, Co. Wilts, England 
and embarked at Southampton in 1638. He was a tanner by 
trade and was aged 37, with wife Ann, age 32, and 5 children 
under 10 years of age. He removed to Boston where he was 

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accidently killed in 1661. One of the children was probably 
Thomas, for he carried on the business of his father in Bos- 
ton. 

Thomas and Lydia (Benjamin) Batt had only one child 1 

57. Elizabeth Batt, died in 1692 at Watertown, Mass. 

Resourcesi Grafton Magazine of Hist, and Gen . Vol. 1 p. 38; 
Burke Alvord Memorial and Gen , by Bou telle and Burke; p. 140 j 
Savage's Gen. Dictionary of N.E .; Bond's History of Watertown 

14. DANIEL BENJAMIN - 3 . (John 2 , John 1 ) b. July/September 12, 1660 at 
Watertown, Mass. (vr); the son of John and Lydia (Allen) Ben-| 
jamin. He died September/December 25, 1719 at Watertown (vr| 
age 59. He married March 25, 1687 at Watertown (vr) to 
Elizabeth Browne, the dau. of Jonathan and Mary (Shattuck) 
Browne. She was b. Sept. 19, 1664 at Watertown and d. Aug. 8 
1740 or 1748 at Watertown (vr). 

Elizabeth was a Mayflower descendant. 

Daniel was a licensed innholder from 1694-1699 at Water- 
town and a tax collector and town assessor in 1702. 

March 26, 1704 Samuel Stone sold to Daniel 2i acres in 
Cambridge, Mass. 

Daniel took the Oath of Fidelity Dec. 1677. 

Children of Daniel and Elizabeth (Browne) Benjamin 1 

58. Daniel Benjamin b. Jan. 15, 1687/8 at Watertown (vr) 

d. March 17, 1688. 

*59. Daniel Benjamin b. Dec. 27, 1688 at Watertown (vr). 
60. John Benjamin bapt. Nov. 23, 1690 at Watertown (vr); 
died young. 

*6l. Jonathan Benjamin bapt. Nov. 23, I69O at Watertown. 
(Watertown vr Vol. IV). 

♦62. Samuel Benjamin b. Jan. 30, 1694/5 at Watertown (vr) 

♦63. Elizabeth Benjamin b. March 22, I697/8 at Water- 
town (vr). 

♦64. Lydia Benjamin b. Sept. 8, 1699 at Watertown. 

*65. Patience Benjamin b. Oct. 17, 1701 at Watertown. 

*66. Mary Benjamin b. Sept. 21, 1705 at Watertown (West- 
on vr ) . 
67. John Benjamin b. August 4/5, 1709 at Watertown, Mass 
(vr Vol. I); d. unm. December 1729, age 20 yrs. 

Resourcesi Grafton Magazine of Hist, and Gen . Vol. 1, 1910, 
p. 381 Gen, of Families of Watertown , Bond, p. 28; p. 313 
Vol. VI, Colonial Families in U.S. . 1911; p. 68 Desc. of Wm. 
Shalluck . 1855; p. 23 3100 Colonial Ancestors . Rexford, 1934; 
Watertown Vital Records Vol. 1 p. 59 and 60. Vol. II p. 3; 
Wilson Papers; Hist, of Ashburnham by Sterns. 

16. SARAH BENJAMIN 3 . (John 2 , John 1 ) be. I663 at Watertown, Mass.; 
the dau. of John and Lydia (Allen) Benjamin; died October 

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20/22, 17^5 at Watertown, Mass. age 82. She married William 
Hagar, Jr., son of William and Mary (Bemis) Hagar of Water- 
town. He was b. Feb. /March 12, 1659 at Watertown and died 
May 8, 1731 at Watertown. 

William Hagar Jr. served under Capt. Nathaniel Davenport 
in King Phillip's War. 

Children of William and Sarah (Benjamin) Hagar i 

*68. William Hagar III be. 1688 at Watertown, Mass. 

*69. Sarah Hagar be. 1690 at Watertown. 

70. Mary Hagar be. ?) died young. 

*71. John Hagar b. April 29, 1697 at Watertown. 

*72. Ebenezer Hagar b. August 13, 1698 at Watertown. 

*73. Joseph Hagar b. January 1, 1702 at Watertown. 

*74. Mehi table Hagar b. May 1, 1704 at Watertown. 

75. Mary Hagar be. 17 05 

76. Mercy Hagar be. 1707 at Watertown; died unm. in Wal- 

tham, Mass. Nov. 23, 1772. 

Resources 1 The Wilson Papers; Bond^s Hist, of Watertown ; Vital 
Records of Waltham, Mass.; Newton Gen , by Leonard p. 205; 
p. 328 Savage's Gen. Dictionary of N.E .; p. 140-143 Bullard 
and Allied Families . Bullard, 1930. 

17. ABEL BENJAMIN 3 . (John 2 , John 1 ) born May 20, 1668 at Watertown, 
Mass.; the son of John and Lydia (Allen) Benjamin (vr Vol. 
II). He married about 1694 Abigail Stimpson, dau. of Jonath- 
an and Elizabeth (Stubbs) Stimpson. Abigail was born July 1, 
1671 at Cambridge, Mass. and died March 30, 1755 at Hardwick, 
Vermont, at her son Caleb's home. (Some records state she d. 
June 24, 1756 and others say she d. at Windsor, Vt. ) 

Elizabeth Stubbs was the dau. of Joshua and Abigail (Ben- 
jamin) Stubbs, hence both Abel and Abigail were grandchildren 
of John Benjamin. 

Abel was admitted to full communion in Watertown on Feb. 
6, 1798. 

On Feb. 12, 1699 Abel sold his brother Daniel land that 
adjoined Daniel's property. (Cambridge Deeds Vol. 21 p. 159). 
Abel bought 2 of the homestead, which contained 10 acres, one 
half of the barn, one half of the house, and another parcel 
that contained 25 acres from his parents (Cambridge Deeds 
Vol. 16 p. 40). 

Abel died intestate, and his estate was probated April 8, 
1720, with the Widow and eldest son, Jonathan, appointed as 
executors. The Widow asked to have her son appointed joint 
administrator, since she was for some reason unable to manage 
it. Caleb Benjamin of Hardwick was appointed administrator 
of Abigail's estate on June 30, 1752 (Cambridge Probate Vol. 
36 p. 6). Evidently she was unable to manage due to her 
advanced age of 81. 



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Children of Abel and Abigail (Stimpson) Benjamin i 
77. Abel Benjamin b. October 12, 1695 5 died March 14, 
1697 j age 2 years, (vr). at Watertown, Mass. 
*78. Jonathan Benjamin b. Feb. 18, 1697 at Watertown 
(vr Vol. II). 

79. Abigail Benjamin b. September 7, 1699 (Watertown vr 

Vol. IDs bapt. Sept. 10, 1699. 

80. Susannah Benjamin b. unknown; bapt. Jan. 14, 1727/8 

at Watertown; and owned ye covenant. (Watertown 
rec. Vol. IV). She was bapt. at the same time as 
were Caleb and Ann. 
*81. Caleb Benjamin b. Jan. 28, 1702 at Watertown. 
*82. Ann Benjamin b. Jan. 21, 1703/4 at Watertown. 
83. Abel Benjamin b. March 31, 1706 at Watertown; died 
December 13, 1729. age 23. Both are Watertown 
vr Vol. I. 
♦84. Rebecca Benjamin b. June 11, 1708 at Watertown. 
85. Elizabeth Benjamin b. Jan. 1, 1710; d. Jan. 3, 1710 
at Watertown, Mass. 
♦86. Elizabeth Benjamin b. July 3. 1711/12 at Watertown. 
87. Mary Benjamin b. August 8, 1714 at Watertown, Mass. 

Resources 1 Watertown, Mass. Vital Records Vol. II and IV; The 
Benjamin Family by Mary L. Benjamin; records of Allen Benjam- 
in of Wayland, Mass.; Bond's Gen, of Families of Watertown ; 
Vol. VII p. 79 Colonial Families in U.S. by McKenzie; N.E. 
Hist, and Gen. Register Vol. 85 p. 447, Vol. 86 p. 86; Vol. 
98 p. 83. 

19. ELIZABETH STUBBS ^. (Abigail 2 , John 1 ) born either 1646 or 1650 
probably at Charlestown, Mass.; the dau. of Joshua and Abi- 
gail (Benjamin) Stubbs; died January 10, 1726/7 at Weston, 
Mass. She m/l July 8, 1669 at Cambridge, Mass. Jonathan 
Stimpson of Weston Farms, the son of perhaps Andrew and Jane 

( ) Stimpson. He was b. 1644 and d. Dec. 22, 1692 at Water 

town, Mass. She m/2 March 12, 1700/1 at Watertown to Richard 
Barnes (Barns) of Marlboro. He d. Jan. 22, 1707/8 at Marl- 
boro, Mass. She m/3 March 23, 1720/1 Jonathan Bullard, son 
of George Bullard. 

Jonathan Stimpson became a Freeman April 18, 1690. Bond 
thinks he was a brother of the second Andrew Stimpson. His 
estate inventory was taken March 13, I693 and was valued at 
123 pounds. The Widow filed the inventory and said because 
of illness of children, she had not been able to work and she 
had spent more than 'ye movables income of ye said estate'. 
(Reg. of Deeds, Middlesex Co., Mass.) 

In Vol. 28 p. 108 of the N.E. Hist, and Gen. Register , it 
is mentioned that a committee was appointed to set forth the 
widow's thirds. Joseph Sherman, John Chadwick, and Henry 
Spring were members of that committee. On July 14, 1701 she 
was given her thirds. The rest of the estate was divided in 
to eleven shares — a double portion to the eldest son James 

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and single shares for each of the other nine children. There 
was about 48 pounds left in the estate when it was divided. 
Mary's share had been used for her burial expenses. 

Children of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Stubbs) Stimpsoni 
*88. Abigail Stimpton b.-July 1, l6?l at Cambridge, Mass.; 

she mc. 1695 Abel- > Benjamin. (See #17 for her carry 

down. ) 
*89. James Stimpson b. May 26, 1673 at Cambridge, Mass. 

90. Jonathan Stimpson b. Aug. 8, 1675; m/l March 21, 1698/9 

Mehitable Spring, dau. of Henry and Susanna (Cook) 
Spring. He d. Apr. 15, 1728 at Weston, Mass. and she 
m/2 Feb. 17,1729 Gresom Brigham of Marlboro. There 
was no issue of this first marriage. 

91. Abel Stimpson. (mentioned in his father's will — no data. 

92. Elizabeth Stimpson b. Jan. 31, 1681 at Cambridge, Mass.; 

m. William Harvey and d. June 10, 1726/7. 

93. Samuel Stimpson b. Feb. 15, I683 at Cambridge, Mass. 

94. Rebecca Stimpson bapt. Nov. 7, 1688; m. August 8, 1705 

Jeremiah Willis at Watertown, Mass. 

95. Joseph Stimpson b. May 24, 1688; d. 1719. 

96. Mary Stimpson ; died unm. 1692. 

97. Benjamin Stimpson b. April 24, 169O; m. May 10, 1717 to 

Hannah Black. 
Children of Richard and Elizabeth (Stubbs Stimpson) Barnes 1 

98. John Barnes b. between 1675-81; d. July 10, 1702; he 

resided at Shirley, Mass. 

Resources! Bond's Hist, of Watertown, Mass .; Probate Court 
Records; p. 447 Vol. 85 N.E. Hist, and Gen. Register ; p. 196- 
197 Savage's Gen. Dictionary of N.E. 

20. MARY STUBBS 3 . (Abigail 2 , John 1 ), born either 1644 or 1655 at 

Charlestown, Mass.; the dau. of Joshua and Abigail (Benjamin) 
Stubbs. She married March 24, 1674/5 John Traine of Water- 
town and Waltham, Mass. He was the son of John and Margaret 
(Dix) Traine and was b. Setp./May 25i 1651 at Watertown and 
died February 19. 1718. 

Children of John and Mary (Stubbs) Traine t 

99. John Traine b. June 3/5, 1677s died the same day. 
100. Abigail Traine b. June 3/5. 1677 s m. May 14, 1702 Will- 
iam Sanderson, who was b. Sept. 6, 1670. He m/2 May 
14, 1704 Anna Shalluck, and had 7 children with the 
second marriage. There was no issue of the first mar- 
iage. 
*101. Elizabeth Traine b. January 6, 1680. 
102. John Traine b. October 31, 1682; m. May 5, 1705 Lydia 
Jennison. 
*103. Margaret Traine b. August 18, 1685. 

104. Thomas Traine b. May 20, 1688. 
7105. Rebecca Traine (perhap?) 

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Resources i p. 321 Savage's Gen. Dictionary of N.E. ; Hist, of 
Watertown. Mass. by Bond; Records of Mrs. Edward Balduc of 
Virginia, Minn. 

21. ABIGAIL WOODWARD 3 . (Abigail 2 , John 1 ) born about I656/7 at 

Charles town, Mass.; the dau. of John and Abigail (Benjamin- 
Stubbs) Woodward. She died April 13, 1683 at Watertown, age 
27. She married January 13 1 1681/2 at Watertown Jeremiah 
Morse, son of Joseph and Hester (Pierce) Morse. He was born 

June 10, 1651 and died about 1719. He m/2 Sarah . 

The inventory of his estate was taken Nov. 6, 1719 and 
was valued at 29 pounds by Benjamin Child and Ephraim Will- 
iams. He was the son of Joseph the second, and had lived 
with his father in Groton, but removed to Watertown with his 
mother, after his father's death. 

Children of Jeremiah and Abigail (Woodward) Morse i 

106. John Morse b. Mar. 23, 1683; d. June 3. I683. 

Children of Jeremiah and Sarah ( ) Morses 

James Morse bapt. Apr. 24, 1689; d. Sept. 27, 1719. 

Resources! Bond's Hist, of Watertown, Mass .; p. 240 and 371 
of Savage's Gen. Dictionary of N.E. 

22. ROSE WOODWARD 3 . (Abigail 2 , John 1 ) born August 18, 1659 prob. at 

Watertown; the dau. of John and Abigail (Benjamin-Stubbs) 
Woodward. She died about 1694. Rose married August 10, 1686 
Richard Norcorss Jr. of Watertown, the son of Richard and Mary 
(Brooks) Norcross. He was born August 4, 1660 at Watertown. 
He m/2 Hannah Sanders on August 6, 1695 and she died May 14, 
17^3 at Weston, Mass. 

He was a schoolmaster, like his father, and like him 
lived to a good old age. 

Children of Richard and Rose (Woodward) Norcross 1 

107. Richard Norcross b. Dec. 30, 1687; died before 1707. 

108. Samuel Norcross b. Oct. 14, 1689; d. 1724 at Durham, 

Conn. ; was a soldier. 

109. Abigail Norcross b. July 11, 1692; d. between 1729 and 

April 1732; m. Nov. 15, 1714 John Merriam at Little- 
town, Mass. He was "of Concord" and b. July 26, 1692 
and d. 1735. 

Children of Richard and Hannah (Sanders) Norcross i 
John Norcross b. Dec. 28, 1696. 
Hannah Norcross b. Feb. 16, 1699. 
Joseph Norcross b. July 1, 1701. 
Jeremiah Norcorss b. July 2, 1703. 
George Norcross b. Aug. 22, 1705. 
Rose or Ruth Norcross b. March 20, 1708. 
Peter Norcorss b. Sept. 21, 1710; marriage intentions 
filed to Elizabeth Benjamin on March 27, 1742. She 

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was a dau. of Jonathan and Annabelle (Eve) Benjamin. 
William Norcross b. March 14, 1715. 

Resources i Bond's History of Watertown, Mass. ; Watertown Vite 
al Records; p. 28? Savage's Gen. Dictionary of N.E. 

23^_J0HN WOODWARD 3 . (Abigail 2 , John 1 ) born December 12/13, l66li 

the son of John and Abigail (Benjamin-Stubbs) Woodward; died 
December 26, 1?36 at Sudbury, Mass. He married in 1692 
Susanna Grout of Sudbury. She was the dau. of Capt. John and 
Sarah (Busby Cakebread) Grout and was b. 1664 at Sudbury. 

His will was dated Oct. 2, 1736 with John Woodward III 
named the executor and residuary legatee of his father's 
estate. Named in the will were John, Daniel, and granddau. 
Susanne Haynes. 

Children of John and Susannah (Grout) Woodward 1 

110. John Woodward III; resided in Sudbury, Mass. 

111. Daniel Woodward; m. 1716 in Sudbury Sarah Goodnow, dau. 

of Edward and Rebecca ( ) Goodnow Sr. 

112. Daughter, who ra. Haynes and had dau. Susanne Haynes. 

Resources; Bond's Hist, of Watertown. Mass p. 268; p. 319 of 
Savage ' s Gen. Dictionary of N.E. 

26. SAMUEL BENJAMIN 3 . (Samuel 2 , John 1 ), born about I665 in Water- 

town, Mass.; the son of Samuel and Mary ( ) Benjamin. He 

was of Hoccanum, Hartford and Weathersfield, Conn. We have 

no record of his marriage or his wife's name. 

Dr. Wilson's records indicate that there was a Samuel 

Benjamin in this line for the next 4 generations. 

Children of Samuel Benjamin; 
*113. Samuel Benjamin be. I690 poss. at Stratford, Conn. 

114. Mary Benjamin (of Hartford, Conn.) m. perhaps Benjamin 

Buck. Thomas Buck, minor, age 16 (be. 1719) chose 
John Benjamin of Hartford to be his guardian June 3, 
1735. He is perhaps the son of Benjamin Buck and 

Mary (perhaps Benjamin?) who's inventory was taken 

June 6, 173^ a "t Farming ton, Conn. 

115. Abigail Benjamin be. 1699/0; d. May 15, 1754 at Gris- 

wold, Conn. ; perhaps unm. 
?116. Hannah Benjamin. 

Resources; Gen, of Families of Watertown by Bond; Grafton 
Magazine of Hist, and Gen. Vol. 1, 1908, p. 38 ; p. 146 Early 
Conn. Probates Vol. Ill; Wattles Gen.; Bradford Gen . ; Orcutt' 
Hist, of Stratford. Conn. p. 1146. 

27. JOHN BENJAMIN 3 . (Samuel 2 , John 1 )born about 1670 at Watertown., 

Mass.; the son of Samuel and Mary ( ) Benjamin; died Nov- 
ember 5» 1753 at Hartford, Conn. He married (date unknown) 

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Hannah Stow, dau. of John and Mary (Wetmore) Stow. She was 
bbjpn August 25, 1680 at Middletown, Conn, and died in 1754/5 
at Hartford, Conn. 

John was involved in a good number of land transactions 
between 1727 and 1750 found in the East Hartford Town Hall 
records. April 24, 1727 John Benjamin sold land to John Jr. 
On that same date, Mary Benjamin (prob. his mother) also 
sold him land. Dec. 15i 1746 John sold land to David, and 
on April 5, 1749 he sold land to Gideon Benjamin and finally 
on October 18, 1750 he sold land to John Jr. 

On June 7, 1734 he conveyed all rights from his wife's 
grandfather, Thomas Stow, and from her mother and father. 

He is named "Sgt". twice in the Hartford Town records, 
but why he had a military title has been lost. In 1714 Sgt. 
John Benjamin was collector three times for the school com- 
mittee. On Jan. 1724/5 Sgt. Jno. Benjamin and wife were 
admitted to the church by Rev. Samuel Woodbridge (E. Hart- 
ford Private rec. p. 8.) 

John's land in Hougoanum is mentioned in the will of 
David Forbes, which was dated Feb. 30, 1729. John also help 
ed with the inventory on that date. 

Either he, or son John, are chosen by Thomas Buck, minor, 
age 16, to be his guardian on June 3» 1735. He was perhaps 
the son of Benjamin and Mary (perhaps Benjamin) Buck, who's 
will was inventoried June 6, 1734 at Farmington, Conn. 

John's will was dated Oct. 14, 1753 and probated Nov. 8, 
1753 (Hartford rec. Vol. 17, p. 3~5t 8-10) and made son 
Gideon his executor. Samuel and John received 50 pounds 
each. Caleb got the house and 4 acres on the East side of 
the river. Ann was to receive 30 pounds when she was 18 
years of age. David had died, but his children were mention 
ed. 

Hannah's will was probated Dec. 7, 1754 (Vol. 17 p. 159 
and p. 166) and she names Gideon, Samuel and Caleb Benjamin 
in her will. 

Orchard Street in East Hartford was onced called Benjam- 
in Lane. 

NOTE i Jacobus, in Hale, House, and Related Families , 
1952 has this John as a son of Caleb 2 (see #42), with a 
first marriage to Ann Latimer and a second marriage to 
Hannah Stow. Dr. Wilson (in the Grafton Magazine of History 
and Genealogy Vol. 1 #4 p. 34-41) and and Hinman (in Gen, of 
the Puritans of the Colony of Conn. . 1852, p. 197) both have 
this family listed as above. At first your compilier felt 
that perhaps, because Jacobus was not researching ALL Ben- 
jamins, he may not have been aware that there were two John 
Benjamins, born about the same time and living in the same 
area. However, because of some land records that show a 
close connection between later generations, your compilier — 
after much soul searching — has decided to continue this 
carry down in the Caleb line, and not here. However, to al- 
low all avenues of research to remain open, your compilier 
has placed this information here. See #42 for the carry 

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down for the following childrent 

Children of John and Hannah (Stow) Benjamini 

117. Gideon Benjamin be. 1698 in Hartford, Conn. 

118. John Benjamin be. 1?00 in Hartford, Conn. 

119. David Benjamin be. 1702/3 in Hartford, Conn. 

120. Ann Benjamin b. Jan. 1704 in Hartford, Conn. 

121. Samuel Benjamin b. May 30, 1708 in Hartford, Conn, (vr 

122. Caleb Benjamin b. July 15, 1710 at Hartford, Conn, (vr 

Resources 1 Orcutt's History of Stratford, Conn, p. 1146; 
Grafton Magazine of Hist, and Gen. Vol. 1, 1908; p. 38 
Wattles Gen . t Bradford Gen. ; P. 60 Hist, o f E. Hartford by 
Goodwin, 1879? Early Conn. Probate Records V ol. Ill; Gen, of 
Puritans of Conn, by Hinman, 1852; Vol. 20 p. 234 N.E. Hist. 
and Gen,. Register ; p. 217 Savage's Gen. Dictionary of N.E. 

29. JEMIMA BENJAMIN 3 (Joseph 2 , John 1 ) born February 1666 at Barn- 
stable, Mass.; the dau. of Joseph and Jemima (Lumbert) Ben- 
jamin; was still alive in 1742. She married November 8, 
1686 at Stow, Mass. to Stephen Gates, the son of Stephen and 
Sarah (Woodward) Gates. He was born July 17, 1665 at Lancas 
ter, Mass. and died November 4, 1732 at Preston, Conn. 

He removed to Preston, Conn., for he is found to have 
bought land there in Feb. I696, but after the date of 1707 
he is put on the town records as having removed. However, 
it is certain he must have returned, for after the distribu- 
tion of his father's farm in 1710/1, he sold his part of the 
farm at Stow and in that year in Preston 14 acres of land 
was granted to Stephen if he built a grist mill and maintain 
ed it for the accomodation of the farmers. This mill was 
run by the Gates family for three generations. Stephen 
lived in Hopeville, in the town of Griswold, and the mill 
was on the west and south side of the Patchaug River. 

In 1708 Stephen and Thomas Gates of Preston, for $30.00 
each, sold to "our loving brother Simeon Gates of Stow, with 
the consent of our beloved wives, Jemima, wife of Stephen; 
and Margaret, wife of Thomas; all of the land given us by 
our late father, Stephen Gates." 

In his will, proved Sept. 6, 1733. he calls himself "of 
Preston" and bequeths his property to sons Stephen and Isaac 
and 5 daughters — Thankful Woodward, Marcy Souther, Sarah 
Clark, Jemima Clark, and Elizabeth Dowing. He does not 
mention his wife. The amount of the estate was over 534 
pounds. 

Children of Stephen and Jemima (Benjamin) Gates 1 
*123. Thankful Gates b. April/Aug. 7/25. 1687 at Stow, Mass. 
*124. Stephen Gates be. 1089 at Stow, Mass. 

125. Mercy Gates m. July 3. 1711 Thomas Foster. She m/2 

Souther. 

126. Sarah Gates b. November 10, 1690 at Preston, Conn.; m. 

Benjamin Clark of Preston, Conn. 

127. Isaac Gates b. December 6, 1701 at Preston, Conn.; d. 

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Aug. 16, 1788 at Preston; m/1 Aug. 21, 1733 Deborah 

Partridge; m/2 1760 Sarah ; m/3 1?65 Charity 

Lathrop of Norwich, Conn. 

128. Jemima Gates b. Jan. 13. 1698/9; m. June 20, 1723 

Samuel Clark of Preston, Conn. 

129. Elizabeth Gates b. Feb. 1704/5 8 m. Jonathan Dowing 

who was b. Sept. 11, 1703 at Groton and d. Sept. 
24, 1786 at Canterbury, Conn. 

130. Susannah Gates b. Feb. 1706/7; d. young. 

Resources! Stephen Gates of Mass. , Gates, I898, p. 12 and 14; 
Hartford Times Nov. 9, 1846 and Dec. 10, 1955? p. 149 Anc. 
and Allied Fam. of Nathan Blake , Almira Blake, 1916; Records 
of Fawn K. Barnes of Houston, Texas. 

31. HANNAH BENJAMIN 3 (Joseph , John ) born February 1668/9 at Yar- 

mouth, Mass.; the dau . of Joseph and Sarah (Clark) Benjamin; 
married Simeon Gates May 4, 1688 at Stow, Mass. He was the 
son of Stephen and Sarah (Woodward) Gates and was born June 
5, 1666 at Cambridge or Stow, Mass. and died in 1752 at Stow. 

Children of Simeon and Hannah (Benjamin) Gates: 

131. Simeon Gates. 

132. Joseph Gates; m. 1728 Prudence Hamlin. 

133. Benjamin Gates; m. 1727 Bethulia Rice b. Mar. 24, 1704. 

134. Elisha Gates. 

135. Israel Gates. 

136. Amos Gates b. 1719; m. Elizabeth Laws. 

137. Hannah Gates b. Feb. 13, 1688/9? m. Oliver Heald. 

138. Elizabeth Gates; m. 1722 Thomas Wheeler. 

139. Mary Gates; m. Dec. 20, 1720 Joseph Haynes. 

140. Susanna Gates; m. John Fitch, for whom Fitchburg was 

named. She died at Providence, R.I. on the home- 
ward journey from captivity in Canada on Dec. 24, 
1748. 

Resources p. 12, 14 Stephen Gates of Mass. , Gates, 1898; 
p. 206 Wisconsin Families. Mar. 1941, Vol. 4. 

32. MARY (MARAH) BENJAMIN 3 (Joseph 2 , John ) born April 1670 at Yar- 

mouth, Mass.; the dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Clarke) Benjamin; 
died February 1723 at Ipswich, Mass. She married August 16, 
1695 at Barnstable, Mass. (vr) John Clark. He was born 1645 
at Plymouth, Mass. and died August 16, 1705 at Yarmouth, 
Mass. He is the supposed grandson of Thomas Clark, so call- 
ed mate of the Mayflower. He may be the son of Deacon 
Thomas and Susanna (Ring) Clark. 

Mr. Clark removed first to Barnstable, and then to Yar- 
mouth, where he was a school teacher in 1701. Besides his 
salary, he was furnished with a horse, since the school was 
movable from one village to another. In 1681 he testified 
that he was 30 years old, which would make him be. 1650/1. 

Salt Lake City Family Group Sheets indicate that he had 
the same father as above (Thomas), but that his mother was 

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Abigail and that he was born November 13, 1660. It 

also indicated that two sons by the name of John were born 
to this couple, the first b. I69? and died as an infant, 
with the second John b. May 9, 1?03 at Ipswich. 

Children of John and Mary (Benjamin) Clarki 

141. John Clark b. November 16, 1697 at Ipswich, Mass.? m. 

Mary (or Sarah) Tobey and had a dau. Sarah Clark, 

who m. John Crapo. 

Resources! p. 7 Clark Family of Rhode Island . Morrison, 1902; 
p. 18 Desc. of Thomas Clark , Johnson. 1884 > p. 447 Gen, of 
Herbert Graves , Baker; Boston Transcript July 11, 1921 and 
July 27, 1921 and August 10, 1921. 

33. JOSEPH BENJAMIN 3 (Joseph 2 , John 1 ) born April 29, 1673/4 at Yar- 
mouth, Mass.; the son of Joseph and Sarah (Clarke) Benjamin; 
died May/June 1738 at Preston, Conn. He married Elizabeth 
Cooke of Preston on August 25, 1698 at Preston (vr 1-26). 
She was the dau. of Richard and Grace (?Larabee?) Cooke of 
Stoning ton and Preston. She was bapt. June 30, 1678 at 
Stonington at the First Church (cr p. 195). 

Joseph was a blacksmith and settled in Preston about 
1700. He served in 1695 under Capt. Gorum in the campaign 
against the Indians at Pemaquid and was severly wounded and 
pensioned in 1700. 

On April 4, 1700 Josiah Loomis sold land to Joseph Ben- 
jamin, blacksmith of Sheffield, Mass., lot #35. (Reg. of 
Deeds, Pitsfield, Mass. Book 5 p. 74 and 549). On December 
24, 1700 Joseph and his son Joseph Jr. owned land in Preston, 
Conn., but were not on the list of property owners in 1691. 

Elizabeth Cooke Benjamin was admitted as a member of the 
First Congregational Church of Preston on June 4, 1702. 

The will of Joseph Benjamin was dated May 26, 1732 and 
proved June 6, 1738 and mentions sons Joseph, Obed, Jedediah, 
Daniel, and Abial and daus. Elizabeth Park, Sarah Park, and 
Grace Wheeler. (Probate Rec, New London, Book D p. 328). 

Children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Cooke) Benjamin» 
*142. Joseph Benjamin b. Aug. 15, 1699 at Preston (vr 1-27). 
*143. Obed(iah) Benjamin b. Aug. 1701 at Preston (vr 1-18). 
. *144. Elizabeth Benjamin b. Nov. 11, 1703 at Preston (vrl-26 
*145. Sarah Benjamin b. January 17, 1707 at Preston. 

146. Hannah Benjamin bp. March 3, 1706 at Preston (cr 1-19); 

probably died young, as she is not mentioned in her 
father's will. 

147. Grace Benjamin b. January 10, 1709/10 at Preston; bp. 

April 23, 1710 at Preston (cr 1-21); m. Oct. 14, 
1729 Jonathan Wheeler (Griswold, Conn, cr 1-252) 
and had 2 daughters. 
*148. Jedediah Benjamin b. July 15, 1711 at Preston (vr 1-26 
*149. Daniel Benjamin b. Sept. 7, 1714 at Preston (vr 1-26). 
*150. Abial Benjamin b. Dec. 16, 1716 at Preston (vr 1-26). 
?*151. John Benjamin. 

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Resources! The Benjamin Family of Columbia Co.. N.Y. , Reuben 
M. Benjamin, 1911; Lineage of My Children . Keogh, 1926; The 
Park Benjamin Gen. . Hoover. 1906; The Park Family of Conn. . 
S. Parks, 1906; Preston, Conn. Vital Records and Probate 
Court Records; The Benjamin Family of Norwich and Preston 
by Mrs. E. E. Rogers; Hist, of Norwich . Caukins; p. 192 Rix 
Gen. ; p. 1085 Wheeler Gen. . Wheeler, 1914; Early Conn. Mar- 
riages , Bailey"j Book 4. 

34. MERCY (MARSY) BENJAMIN 3 (Joseph 2 , John 1 ) born March 12, 1764/5 

at Yarmouth, Mass.; the dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Clarke) 
Benjamin; and still living in 1716. She married Isaac Gates 
on July 2, 1696 at Concord, Mass. (vr p. 42); the son of 
Stephen and Sarah (Woodward) Gates. He was born 1673 at 
Boston, Mass. and died November 22, 1748 at Stow, Mass. He 
m/2 Elizabeth Farrar, who was b. I67O and buried March 15» 

1755. 

Isaac settled in Stow, known as Stow-leg, a narrow strip 
of land about 200 rods wide and 6 miles long, between Lan- 
caster and Groton, and was afterward a part of the town of 
Howard. 

Children of Isaac and Mercy (Benjamin) Gates 1 

152. Jacob Gates b. 1698; d. Aug. 22, 1769; m/l Elizabeth 

Hapgood b. 1704, d. Jan. 24, 1741/2; he m/2 Sarah 

b. 1709t d. Dec. 3, 1762, age 53. He had a 

dau. Elizabeth Gates who m. Jacob Holmes. 

153. Isaac Gates; m. French. 

154. Jonathan Gates be. 1706; d. Dec. 24, 1772 at Harvard, 

Mass. 
155^ Stephen Gates; m. Betty . 

156. Phineas Gates. 

157. Hannah Gates b. April 2, 1714; m. 1733 Simon Davis. 

158. Daughter b. July 8, 1716; d. within a few days. 

Resources; p. 15 Stephen Gates of Mass. . Gates, I898; Record 
of Mrs. Christian F. Schnell of Chathamport, Mass.; Hartford 
Times Feb. 14, 1942; Boston Transcript April 21, 1908 and 
May 18, 1921. 

35. ELIZABETH BENJAMIN 3 (Joseph 2 , John 1 ) born January 14, 1679/80 

at Yarmouth, Mass.; the dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Clark) Ben 
jamin. 

There is some confusion regarding this daughter. Her 
birth is recorded, but her marriage is in doubt. She may 
have died before 1704, since she is not included in the list 
ing of daughters in her father's inventory. Some genealo- 
gists have said that she m. Park of Groton, Conn, at 

Watertown. However, your compilier feels that this is con- 
fused with Elizabeth^, dau. of Joseph3 (see #144). Your com 
pilier feels it is a better possibility that she is the one 
who mc. 1699 John Huntley, the son of Aaron and Mary (Cham- 
pion) Huntley. He was b. November 24, I677 at Lyme, Conn, 
and died after 1749 at Lyme. 

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Children of John and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Huntley i 

159. John Huntley b. Oct. 19, 1699 at Lymej d. May 25, 1727% 

m. Lydia Robbins, the dau. of Joseph Robbins. 

160. Elizabeth Huntley b. Jan. 2, 1701/2 at Lymej d. young. 

161. Mary Huntley b. June 20, 1703 at Lyme; m. April 27, 

1732 Joseph Algar. 

162. Peter Huntley b. March 24 , 1705 at Lyme; d. before 

1783; m/1 Mar. 22, 1729 Mary Ransom, dau. of Joseph 
Ransom; m/2 Feb. 17, 1732/3 Sarah Robbins, widow. 

163. Joseph Huntley b. Jan. 27, 1707 at Lyme; d. June 13, 

1758 at Lyme; m/l Jan. 7, 1729 Ruth Williams, dau. 
of Thomas and Sarah (Rogers) Williams; m/2 Oct. 24, 
17^1 Eunice Welch, dau. of John Welch. 

164. Lucy Huntley b. Dec. 15, 1711 { died young. 

165. Samuel Huntley b. Dec. 23, 1713 at Lyme; d. by 1770; 

m. May 5, 1736 Ruth Huntley. 

166. Lucy Huntley b. April 22, 1716 at Lyme. 

167. Sarah Huntley b. June 17, 1718 at Lyme; m. May 25, 

1761 Timothy Mather Jr. 

168. Elizabeth Huntley b. September 30, 1721 at Lyme; d. 

June 19, 1737. 

Resources « The Benjamin Family of Norwich and Preston, Conn. 
by Mrs. E. E. Rogers; John Huntley of Lyme, Conn. . Horn, 
1953; Records of Clifford Straitor of E. Detroit, Michigan. 

36. JOHN BENJAMIN 3 (Joseph 2 , John 1 ) born about 1682 at Yarmouth, 
Mass.; the son of Joseph and Sarah (Clarke) Benjamin; died 
Augst 2, 1716 at Preston, Conn. He married Phebe Larabee 
(Laribe-Larrabee) of E. Norwich, Conn, on August 7, 1705 at 
Preston, Conn, (vr 1-84), She was the dau. of Greenfield 
and Alice (Parke) Larabee and was born Dec. 13, 1680 at E. 
Saybrooke, Conn. After John's death, she m/2 Peter Randall 
of Preston on Sept. 1719. He was the son of Jonn and Eliza- 
beth ( ) Randall and was be. 1673/4. He was a widower 

with two small children, Prudence and Peter. He had m/l 
Elizabeth Polly. (Notes Another source says that Peter was 
the son of Mathew and Eleanor ( ) Randall. 

John was given part of his father's farm in Preston, by 
a deed dated July 27, 1703, and was to inherit, on the death 
of his father, the rest of the farm — with the proviso being 
stipulated that his mother should have the use of one third 
of the farm during her widowhood. His father died in 1704, 
and John came into possession of his part of the farm then. 

On Feb. 14, 1706/7 John Benjamin bought 15 acres of land 
from James Morgan for three pounds. (Land Rec, Preston, 
Conn. 2-116). April 11, 1707 he bought for 12 pounds land 
adjoining the land formerly sold to his father from John 
Stanton of Preston (Ibid, 2-136). 

John sold a small piece of land on March 5, 1709/10 to 
John Tomsen and on Jan. 21, 1710/11 another piece to Samuel 
Lenersen, and on that same day of the Lenersen sale, an 
agreement between Lenersen, Joseph Prentice, and John Ben jam 

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in was made concerning an open highway through their pro- 
perties. (Ibid 2-262). The brothers, Joseph and John Ben- 
jamin, sold a small parcel of land to Joseph Parke on March 

171^. 

The land which the Benjamin owned lay in the northern 
part of the old town of Preston, and bordered on the Pach- 
aug River, near the present little settlement known as 
Pachug . 

John Benjamin died leaving a widow and six small child- 
ren, the youngest only three weeks old. The Widow's account 
shows the amount paid for "Bringing up a child from three 
weeks old to three years old" . John was well on the road to 
prosperity when his career was ended abruptly by death. 

An inventory of the Estate of John was taken August 27, 
l?l6 by Thomas Stanton and Nathaniel Larabe and was valued 
at 271-04-0? pounds and included a dwelling house, barn, and 
seven acres of land, stock, household goods, a Bible, etc., 
with "money due to this estate 11 pounds" . This inventory 
was originally recorded in the Fourth Book of Wills of New 
London, but these books were burned when Arnold set fire to 
New London on Sept. 6, l?8l. The record was copied from the 
original into Book B p. 225 of the present records. There 
are 14 papers on file for this Benjamin estate, and one of 
them gives an account of Phebe 's administration charges. 
This is dated at Preston July 12, 1725 and is signed by 
Phebe Randall as administratrix. It included "To Samuel 
Guild for fetching Dr. Law before his death, 8 shillings; 
for bringing up a child from three weeks old to three years 
old, 12 pounds? paid to ye widow Benjamin, ye mother of ye 
Deceased for part of her thirds or Right in sd. farm, 38 
pounds 6 shillings 10 pence; to three 'truils' to ye Court 
of Probate 23 miles Each and ' ferridg', each • trauil 2 days 
1 pound 5 shillings 6 pence." There remained for distribu- 
tion 232 pounds 17 shillings 8 pence, which the Court order- 
ed distributed as follows 1 "To sd Phebe Randall, Relict of 
sd Deceased, one third of the personal estate forever and 
one third of the real estate during life; To John Benjamin, 
eldest son, a double portion 44.7.2 pounds; to Jabez, the 
other son, a single portion; to each of the four daus., 
namely, Phebe, Jemimah, Marcy, and Elizabeth, a single share 
to be paid in movables as far as it will go; and court ap- 
pointed Moses Belcher, Thomas Kenne, and John Cooke to di- 
vide the estate. 

Marcy and Elizabeth Benjamin, being of age to choose a 
guardian, chose their "father-in-law" Peter Randall of Pres- 
ton and the Court appointed him guardian for John, the eld- 
est son and Nathaniel Larabee of Norwich to be the guardian 
of Jabez. (Probate Journal 3-28.) Jan. 14, 1734 Jabez chose 
John Benjamin of Preston to be his guardian (Ibid 2-136.) 

Children of John and Phebe (Larabee) Benjamin; 

I69. Phebe Benjamin b. July 4, 1706; bapt. Aug. 4, 1706 

(Preston First Church rec 1-20); m. February 22/23, 

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1725 Nathaniel Tyler (Tiler) of Preston, Conn. 

(Griswold, Conn. Cong, cr 1-251.) 
*170. Jemima (Jerusha) Benjamin b. Feb. 2, 1708 at Preston. 
*171. Mercy (Mary) Benjamin b. Aug. 18, 1?09 at Preston. 
*172. Elizabeth (Elipalet on bapt. rec.) Benjamin b. March 

13, 1711 at Preston, Conn. 
*173. John Benjamin b. Oct. 31, 1714 at Preston, Conn. 
♦174. Jabez Benjamin b. July 1716 at Preston, Conn. 

Children of Peter and Phebe (Larabee Benjamin) Randall 1 
Elizabeth Randall. 
Greenfield Randall. 
Samuel Randall. 

Resources! Gen, of Park Benjamin . Hoover, 1906; Grafton Mag- 
azine of Hist, and Gen. Vol. 1, 1908 p. 38} The Benjamin 
Family of Norwich and Preston by Mrs. E. E. Rogers; Preston, 
Conn. Town Records; p. 165 Hist, of Parshall Family, Par- 
shall, 19035 p. 112 Rasselas Wilcox Brown, Brown, 1922; 
p. 32 Book 5 Early Conn. Marriages, Bailey. 

39. MARY BENJAMIN 3 (Caleb 2 John 1 ) born September 15, 1671 at Weath- 

ersfield, Conn.; the dau. of Caleb and Mary (Hale) Benjamin; 
married (date unknown) Benjamin Dibble of Simsbury, Conn. 

On April 21, 1734 Abraham Dibble of Simsbury sold to 
John Benjamin of Stratford, land "that fell to my mother 
Mary Dibble, from her father Caleb Benjamin". (Glastonbury 
Deeds 4il38). 

Benjamin Dibble's estate at Simsbury was administed in 
1712. He had run away and left his wife and children by 
March 8, 1700. 

Children of Benjamin and Mary (Benjamin) Dibble » 

175. Abraham Dibble; had 8 children recorded at Simsbury, 

Conn, between 1725-42. 

176. Abigail Dibble b. March 16, I699/OO at Simsbury. She 

was an orphan, living with Richard Butler, when 
bapt. at Weathersfield July 17, 1715. 

Resources! Hale. House, and Related Families , Jacobus, 1952. 

40. ABIGAIL BENJAMIN 3 (Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born April 27, 1673 at Weath- 

ersfield, Conn. ; the dau. of Caleb and Mary (Hale) Benjamin; 
died 1755 at East Hartford, Conn. She married Dr. Ebenezer 
Hills of E. Hartford, the son of William and Sarah (Elsen/ 
Elson) Hills. He was born 1676 at E. Hartford and died 
February 12, 1750, age 73 (g.s.) at E. Hartford, and is 
buried there. 

William Hills* came on the "Lion" in I632 with John and 
Richard Benjamin. William Hills m. Phillice Lyman. 

Ebenezer was chosen fence viewer for the east side of 
Hartford on December 26, 1704. 

On p. 225 Vol. 2 of Early Conn. Probate Records . Ebenez- 
er Hills, Docttor, Hartford, was listed as an heir of Caleb 
Benjamin, late of said town, desc. 

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Children of Ebenezer and Abigail (Benjamin) Hills i 

177. William Hills b. June 16, 1702 at E. Hartford, d. 1782 

at E. Hartford, Conn.; m. Elizabeth . 

178. Abigail Hills b. Dec. 10, 1703 at E. Hartford? m. Oct. 

31, 1726 Joseph Dewey. 

179. Sarah Hills b. Feb. 8, 1706 at E. Hartford; m. March 7, 

1728/9 Samuel Roberts, son of William and Dorothy 
(Farlus) Roberts. 

180. Ebenezer Hills b. Jan. Ik, 1708; d. Jan. 12, 1772 at 

E. Hartford, Conn.; mc . 1732 Sarah Arnold. 

181. Esther Hills b. Sept. 8, 1710; mc . 1731 Joseph Case. 

182. Hannah Hills b. Sept. 8, 1710 (a twin); though another 

record has her b. 1716; m. Jan. 19, 1736/7 Elisha 
Loveland. 

183 . Abraham Hills be. 1712/3 at E. Hartford; d. prior to 

May 12, 1761 at Glastonbury, Conn. 5 m. Hannah 
Loveland. 

Resources! Records of Mrs. J. P. Little of Topeka, Kansas; 
p. 14 Gen, and Desc of William Hills . Hills, 1906; p. 593 
Hale, House, and Related Families , Jacobus, 1952; Records of 
Eugene Pellett of E. Hartford, Conn.; Records of Mrs. Ray- 
mond Bostedt of South Bend, Ind. ; Records of Patrick Simis- 
key of Circleville, Utah; Nutmegger Sept. 1971, p. 229. 

k2. JOHN BENJAMIN- 3 (Caleb 2 , John ) born November 5, 1677 at Weath- 
ersfield, Conn.; the son of Caleb and Mary (Hale) Benjamin. 
He was still alve in May 1, 1710 and may have died November 
5, 1753. He married July 26, 1699 at Weathersfield, Conn. 
Ann Latimer, the dau. of John and Mary (Bliss) Latimer, who 
was born February 2k, 1681 at Weathersfield. He may have m/ 
2 Hannah Stow of Harrford, the dau. of John and Mary (Wet- 
more) Stow. She was born August 25, 1680 at Middletown, 
Conn, and died 175V5 a "t Hartford, Conn. 

There is much confusion regarding this John. 

p. 197 of the Gen, of Puritans of Conn, by Hinman states 
this John m/2 Mary Smith, and that he was the son of Caleb . 
However, the majority of records show that the John Benjamin 
that married Mary Smith was the son of this John, hence a 
grandson of Caleb. 

Jacobus, in Hale , House , and Related Families . 1952, 
states that this John m/1 Ann Latimer and m/2 Hannah Stow. 

To add to this confusion, your compilier has found an 
exact birth date for this John, but no death date... and a 
exact death date for John (#27) but an indefinate birth date 
for him. This might tend to substanciate the belief that 
they were one in the same. Certainly more research is need- 
ed in this area. 

Salt Lake City Family Group sheet records indicate that 
the will for this John was probated Nov. 6, 1753, as does 
Jacobus. Other records indicate that he died quite young. 

After much soul searching, plus the fact that land deed 
records indicate a relationship in later generations between 

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this family and others of the Caleb line, she has decided 
to include both marriages and continue the carry down for 
all children with this line, and not in the Samuel line. 
However, researchers are warned to check #2?. 

Under the date of April 27, 1699 "John Benjamin of Weath 
ersfield, County of Hartford and Colony of Conn, in New Eng- 
land, weaver, eldest son of Caleb, late of Weathersf ield, 
husbandman, deceased and one of the grandchildren of John 
Benjamin, for the sum of ten pounds current money from my 
kinsman, Daniel Benjamin of Watertown, Innholder, give all 
my right in the estate of said John Benjamin of Watertown". 
John Benjamin of Hartford conveyed for love, 23 Dec. 1?25, 
to his son John Benjamin of Weathersfield, land that was 
formerly Caleb Benjamins. (Hartford Court Rec. 4»123.) 

Children of John and Ann (Latimer) Benjamins 
♦184. John Benjamin b. April 15, 1699 at Weathersfield. 
185. Ann Benjamin bp. Jan. 1, 1704 At Weathersfield, Conn. 
(vr 1-21). 

Children of John and Hannah (Stow) Benjamin i 
*186. Samuel Benjamin b. May 30, 1708 at Hartford, Conn, (vr 
•187. Caleb Benjamin b. July 15, 1710 at Hartford (vr). 
*188. Gideon Benjamin b. ? at Hartford. 
♦189. David Benjamin b. ? in Hartford. 

Resources 1 p. 9-10 Hale, House, and Related Families . Jaco« 
us, 1952; History of Watertown , Bond, p. 681; Gen, of Fam- 
ilies of Watertown . Bond; p. 94 Hist, of Ancient Westhers- 
field, Stiles; Vol. 16 p. 21 N.E. Hist, and Gen. Register ; 
Conn. Church Records, Hale. 

45. CALEB BENJAMIN 3 (Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born 1682/3 at Weathersfield, 
Conn. 5 the son of Caleb and Mary (Hale) Benjamin. He died 
July 15, 1709 at Weathersfield, Conn., age 18, and unmarried. 

He died intestate and his inventory was taken April 10, 
1710 by Jonathan Hill and John Goodwin. On Nov. 16, 1710 
John Benjamin, administrator of the estate of Caleb Benjam- 
in, late of Hartford and formerly of Stonington, Conn., desc. 
exhibited an account of his administration of the estate. 
The court then ordered that the said remaining estate be 
equally divided to the said John Benjamin and his four sis- 
ters, the next heirs of the said deceased, and appointed Lt. 
Jonathan Hills and Joseph Keeny of Hartford, distributors. 

Resources 1 Wilson Papers; Records of Walter Benjamin; Vol* 2 
p. 18 and Vol. Viii p. 30 Early Conn. Probate Records. Hart T 
ford District ; p„ 94 Hist, of Ancient Weathersfield , Stiles; 
Gen, of Puritans of Conn. . Hinmann. 

49. JOHN BENJAMIN 3 (Abel 2 , John 1 ) born November 14, l6?6/7 at Char- 
lestown, Mass.; the son of Abel and Amity (Myrick) Benjamin; 
bapt. Nov. 21, I676 at Watertown; and died July 15, 1732 at 
Charlestown, Mass. He m/l Mrs. Elizabeth (Rogers) Carter on 
Sept. 15, 1702, the widow of Samuel Carter and the dau. of 

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Thomas and Esther (Foxwell) Rogers. She was bp. Nov. 12, 
1720 as an adult at the First Church of Charlestown and died 
Jan. 25, 1722 of smallpox, age 52 (gs). (he 1669). He m/2 
Jan. 3, 1722/3 Hannah Kettle, perhaps the dau. of Nathaniel 
and Hannah (Kidder) Kettle. She was horn about I676 and 
died July 15, 1732, age 56. (Note She d. the same day as 
her husband??) 

John was a sea captain and blacksmith. On Feb. 26, 1710 
he was then allowed, with John Benjamin, to be the town mes- 
senger, to ring the town bell at 5'o'clock in the morning 
and at 8 o'clock at night, to sweep the meeting house, to 
attend Selectmen's meetings, inspect inmates that shall come 
into town without leave of the Selectmen and the Selectmen 
promise to pay him one pound for the ensu ing year. Also in 
1710 were records "Then to allowed to Jno. Benjamin for iron 
work for the bell wheel 7s 3d". In 1711/2 he was appointed 
constable. 

He was taxed from 1727-30 and bought from William Rand a 
house at #42 South Ropemaker's Lane. In 1714 he gave to N. 
Wilson a morgage on the above house and dismissed it in 1715. 
He gave a quit claim to the estate of Samuel Carter in 1716. 
On June 16, 1715 John and wife Elizabeth sold an estate in 
Charlestown for 40 pounds and on Oct. 9» 1714 John sold to 
Jason Russell for 28 pounds land that had belonged to his 
father, Abel Benjamin. 

John's will was dated June 14, 1732 and probated Aug. 22, 
1732, with an inventory taken and the estate valued at 260 
pounds. He devised all to his wife and one daughter, Eliza- 
beth. (Cambridge, Mass. Registery of Deeds Vol. 19 p. 33D. 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Sogers Carter) Benjamins 

190. Elizabeth Benjamin b. June 8, 1703 at Charlestown, Mas 

bp. as an adult Nov. 19, 1721 at First Church of 
Charlestown; m. Dec. 2, 1726 William Windooer (Wind 
over) by Rev. Cotton Mather. William Windover of 
Charlestown, Sadler, received a quit claim Nov. 30, 
1739 from Abigail and James Remick for house and 
land, part of the estate of John Benjamin, on Bow 
Street and Rope Lane in Charlestown. 

191. John Benjamin b. July 29» 1705 at Charlestown, bapt. 

as an adult Dec. 17, 1721 at First Church of Charle 
stown; d. March 17, 1726, age 21 (per ship's log) 
at Jamaica. He was a mariner. There is no record 
of a marriage. He sailed with his uncle, Capt. 
Joshua Benjamin. 
*192. Abigail Benjamin b. March 23, 1706/7 at Charlestown. 

Resources! Gen, of Families of Watertown . Bond; p. 59 Desc. 
of Moses Cleveland ; Vol. 1 p. 77 Gen, and Estates of Charles 
town, Wyman; Boston Transcript Sept. 1, 1920; Family Group 
Sheet at Salt Lake City; p. 135 Report of Record Commission , 
City of Boston. Marriages. I898; Microfilm Records of Charle 
stown, Mass. found at Boston Public Library by L Fales; p36l 
Vol. 25 and Vol. 31 p. 328 N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register ; 

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Maine and New Hampshire Gen. Dictionary . Libby. 

51. JOSHUA BENJAMIN 3 (Abel 2 , John 1 ) born April 10/12, 1686 at Char- 
lestown, Mass.; the son of Abel and Amithy (Myrick) Benjamin? 
died 1733/^ »t Charlestovm. He married November 10, 1724 to 
Abigail Phipps of Charles town, the dau. of Samuel and Kather 
ine (Brackenbery) Phipps. She was bapt. as an adult at Char 
lestown Aug. 30, 1724. After Joshua's death she m/2 Joseph 
Austin of Boston, son of Ebenezer and Rebecca (Sprague) Aus- 
tin. He died before 1791 and had m/l Rebecca Scottow. He 
was a mariner and resided at Boston. 

There is a Boston marriage record (p. 86) of a Joshua 
Benjamin to Hannah (Anna) Ingols on April 22, 1720, so per- 
haps his m. in 1724 was his 2nd m. If he was m/l to Hannah 
Ingolls, there seem to be no children recorded for this m. 

Joshua was a sea captain and a log book exists with his 
name, dated 1710, which states "taken by the ship Kent, ?0 
guns, 440 men, from the 'Hardie Brithae' French ship, 400 
ton, 32 guns, 165 men." He returned from London April 10, 
1713i after an absence of 6 years 4 mos. to the Newcastle 
jarbor in the ship "Lusitiania' after serving Queen Anne on 
board the 'Devonshire', •Northumberland', 'Grayhound', and 
'Kent' men-o-war. 

Joshua was left the house, etc. in Charlestown, that be- 
longed to his Uncle. (Cambridge Reg. of Deeds Vol. 20 p. 414) 
On May 13 » 1726 Samuel Phipps sold property to Joshua (Ibid 
Vol. 26i4l3). and on May 30, 1727 Joshua sold the same pro- 
perty to John Sprague (Ibid 26;4l4), which was a house be- 
hind the meetinghouse. In 1731 he received some land from 
Joseph Austin Jr. Abigail, along with Samuel Phipps, was an 
heir of Mary Phipps. Joshua was on the tax list of 1727-34. 

Joshua's will was dated August 21, 1733 and proved Nov. 
18, 1734. He left his estate to his wife, Abigail, and ment 
ions his sister Abigail, his niece Mary Smith, and his bro- 
ther-in-law, Samuel Phipps. It is strange that he didn't 
name his childran, though the oldest was only 9 years old. 

Children of Joshua and Abigail (Phipps) Benjamin 1 
*193« Joshua Benjamin b. August 22, 1725 at Charlestown. 

194. Katherine Benjamin b. June 20, 1727 at Charlestown; 

bp. July 16, 1727 at First Church of Charlestown; 
died unmarried before 1755. 

195. Abigail Benjamin b. Aug. 26, 1730; bp. August 30, 1730 

m. March 8, 1753 (Boston vr) Ebenezer Welch. 
*196. John Benjamin b. Sept. 6, 1731/2 at Charlestown. 

Children of Joseph and Abigail (Phipps Benjamin) Austin 1 

Rebecca Austin b. Nov. 11, l?4l| d. January 10, 1820 
at Boston, Mass. 
Resources; p. 18 Desc of Richard Austin . Moore, p. 77 Gen, 
and Estates of Charlestown , Wyman; p. 86 Boston Marriage Rec . 
1898; Boston Transcript Dec. 3, 1923; Vol. 32, p. 64, 173, 
287, & 169 N.E. Hist, and Gen. Register ; Salt Lake Family 
Group Sheet. 

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Chapter 5 

GENERATION IV-JOHN LINE 

?54. DANIEL BENJAMIN (John 3 " 2 " 1 ) be. 1693 probably at Watertown, 
Mass.; perhaps the son of John and Sarah (Ralph) Benjamin; 

married Elizabeth . There is no death date for him, nor 

is there data for Elizabeth. 

This is a 'possible' placement because of the name 
Daniel and the location of Watertovm. 

August 7, 175? Elizabeth Benjamin and Rachel, dau. of 
Elizabeth, 'owned ye covenant' at Watertovm. 

Elizabeth may have m/2 in 1760 Joseph Nielson (Nelson) 
Boston vr. 

Children of Daniel and Elizabeth ( ) Benjamin » 

197. Samuel Benjamin b. Nov. 10, 1723 at Watertovm (vr). 

198. Rachel Benjamin bp. August ?, 1737 at Watertovm. 

Resources! Vital Records of Water town, Mass. 

59. DANIEL BENJAMIN (Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born December 27, 1688 at 
Water town, [vr Vol. 4); the son of Daniel and Elizabeth 
(Browne) Benjamin; bapt. March 17, 1688/9 at Watertown; died 
September 15, 1768 at Waltham, Mass (vr). He is buried in 
the Grove Hill Cemetery, near West Newton, Mass. He married 
November 23 » 1?10 Mary Bond, dau. of Deacon William and 
Hepzibah (Hastings) Bond of Watertown at Watertown (Vr Vol I 
She was born 1689 and died September 26, 17^8 at Waltham, . 
Mass. (vr), age 59 years 2 mos (gs) and is also buried in 
the Grove Hill Cemetery. Daniel m/2 Mrs. Lydia Warren of 
Weston, Mass. on April 12, 1?49. She was the widow of Sam- 
uel Warren. Her maiden name was probably Cutting. She died 
August 11, 1769. 

Daniel was listed as a trader in 1729. He was the first 
representative chosen by Waltham in 1738, but declined the 
honor. He was Selectman in 1735 thru 17^2. He was the 
assessor many times between 1738 to 1752. 

His will was dated Feb. 19, 1761 and named Benjamin Ward 
as his executor. Benjamin was his dau. Lydia' s son. 

Children of Daniel and Mary (Bond) Benjamins 
?199. John Benjamin. 

200. Sarah Benjamin b. September 10, 1717 at Watertown; (vr 

Vol. I); d. November 18, 1?23, age 5 mos. at Wal- 
tham, Mass. (vr). 

201. Mary Benjamin b. April 12, 1720 at Watertown, Mass. 

(vr Vol. I); d. Dec. 30, 1723, age 3 years 8 mos. 
at Waltham, Mass. (vr). 

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♦202. Lydia Benjamin b. Oct. 25, 1722 at Weston, Mass. (vr). 

203. Daniel Benjamin b. Nov. 10, 1723/4 at Watertown j died 

Feb. 23, 1725/6, age 4 mos. at Waltham, (vr). 

204. Daniel Benjamin b. Oct. 11, 1727; d. Feb. 23, 1728/9 

and buried at Waltham, Mass. 
*205. Mary Benjamin b. Jan. 21, .1730, though there is a bapt. 

rec. for Jan. 30, 1726. 
206. Sarah Benjamin b. June 30, 1728, though, again, there 

is a bapt. rec. for Jan. 30, 1726. 
?207. Hephazibah Benjamin (placed because of the name and 

area); mc. 1730/32 as his 2nd wife to Joseph Berry 

of Framingham, Mass. Their dau. Thankful Berry was 

the first wife of Brigadier Gen. John Nixon and the 

mother of his children. 

Resources; Gen, of Families of Watertown . Bond; Boston Trans 
cript May 19, 1915; Wilson Papers; Waltham, Mass. Vital 
Records; Weston, Mass. Vital Records; p. 188 Vol. 26 Daus. 
of pat, and Found, of Am. ; Boston Transcrip t May 16 and Nov. 
10, 1919; Hist, of Framingham , Barry. 

61. JONATHAN BENJAMIN (Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) bapt. November 23, 1690 

at Watertwon, Mass.; the son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Brown) 
Benjamin; died August 28, 1742 at Watertown, Mass. He m/l 
Annabelle Eve of Boston on December 23, 1714/5 at Watertown. 
She was the dau. of Adam and Elizabeth (Barsham) Eve and was 
born March 11, 1700/1 and died 1733 at Watertown. He m/2 
Hannah (Cunnable) Bond, the widow of William Bond and the 
dau. of John and Sarah (Clays/Clayse) Cunnable on May/Sept. 
7/30, 1734 at Boston. She was born August 5, 1697 at Boston 
and died August 8, 1748. 

Hannah had 8 children born from her first marriage and 
5 of them had died between May 20 and 31, 1730. 

Hannah may have been the Hannah Benjamin who married Jan. 
20, 1742 (Boston vr) Edward Drinker. This would have been 
her third marriage. 

Jonathan was called Senior to distinguish him from his 
cousin, Jonathan Benjamin, son of Abel Benjamin, who was 
called Jonathan Jr. 

On July 7, 1734 Hannah Benjamin was dismissed and recom- 
mended "to us by ye new North Church in Boston". (Watertown 
cr. ) 

Jonathan's will was dated August 8, 1741 and probated 
Sept. 13, 1742 with Daniel Benjamin of Waltham and Daniel 
Whiting of Watertown acting as executors. The executors 
sold land of Jonathan's in Waltham to Joseph Hasting on 
March 10, 1743. 

His son Daniel was brought up by Ebenezer Wellington 
after his death. 

Children of Jonathan and Annabelle (Eve) Benjamini 
*208. Elizabeth Benjamin b. January 10, 1715/6 at Watertown 

(vr Vol. X) 
*209. Mercy Benjamin b. Dec. 2, 1717 at Watertown (vr Vol.1) 

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*210. Annabel Benjamin b. March 11, 1720/1 at Watertown, 
(vr Vol. I). 

211. Jerusha Benjamin b. July 13, 1723 at Watertown (vr Vol 

I); prob. died young as not mentioned in father's 
will. 

212. Mindwell Benjamin b. May 3, 1726 at Watertown (vr Vol. 

II); bapt. May 8, 1726; m. June 21, 1744 William 
Brown (Boston vr). 

213. Sarah Benjamin b. February 5. 1728; bapt. Feb. 8, 1728 

at Watertown, Mass. (vr Vol. II). 
♦214. Daniel Benjamin b. June 1, 1731 at Watertwwn, Mass. 

Children of Jonathan and Hannah (Cunnable-Bond) Benjamins 
*215. Mary Benjamin bapt. February 16, 173V5 at Watertown, 

Mass. (vr Vol. I). 
*2l6. William Benjamin b. January 16, 1738 at Watertown. 

Resources! Gen, of Families of Watertown . Bond; Vol. I p. 
294 Gen. Gleanings in England , Waters; Watertown Vital Rec- 
ords; Waltham, Mass. Vital Records; Weston, Mass. Vital Rec- 
ords; Vol. 2 p. 297 Eve Fam. Gen . ; p. 181 & 237 Report of Re 
cord of Commissioner of City of Boston , I898; p. 32 Anc. of 
John Warden . Warden, 1901; Vol. 16 p. 286 and Vol. 42 p. 397 
N.E. Hist, and Gen. Register ; Wilson Papers. 

62. SAMUEL BENJAMIN (Daniel" 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born January 30, 1694/5 at 
Watertown, Mass. (vr Vol. II); the son of Daniel and Eliza- 
beth (Browne) Benjamin; died in 1755 at Watertown. He mar- 
ried November 28, 1722/3 at Newton, Mass. to Mary Hammond of 
Newton. She died 1748. 

Samuel and Mary, his wife, 'owned ye covenant' at Water- 
town on January 15. 1726/7 and he did so again March 15, 
1729/30/ 

In Cambridge, Mass. Reg. of Deeds (Vol. 31 p. 11) Daniel 
and Jnnathan Sr. gave a 'valuable sum' for his father's 
property on February 3t 1729. On Feb. 27, 1729 David Sanger, 
Issac Sanger, Rebekah Clegg, and Elizabeth and Mary Sanger 
sold to Samuel land in Watertown. (Ibid 31«D and (Ibid 31» 
3) Samuel sold Daniel Benjamin land which was next to Jona- 
than Benjamin's. 

Samuel's will was dated 1753 and probated Oct. 20, 1755 
(Cambridge Vol. 26 p. 471 and 473). He names his wife Mary, 
and gi-ses the home of his grandfather to his only son Samuel, 
and names daus. Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, Lydia, Catee, and 
Mehi table. In Vol. 30 p. 373 of the Cambridge Probate Rec- 
ords on Oct. 20, 1755 Samuel Fiske is appointed guardian of 
Samuel, Elizabeth, Lydia, Katherine, and Mehitable Benjamin 
and Uncle Daniel Benjamin gave surety. 

Children of Samuel and Mary (Hammond) Benjamint 

217. Benoni Benjamin b. April 25. 1725; stillborn. 

218. Samuel Benjamin b. November 28, 1726; bapt. Jan. 15t 

1727; d. May 6, 1728, age 2 years at Watertown, Mas 

219. Elizabeth Benjamin b. May 30, 1728; died young. 

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220. Sarah Benjamin b. March 25, 1729; bapt. March 30, 

1729 » d. Oct. 21, 1731 J age 2 yrs. at Watertovm. 

221. Mary Benjamin b. Oct. 21, 1730? bapt. Jan. 24, 1730/1 j 

died young. 

222. Anna Benjamin b. Feb. 16, 1732/3; bapt. Feb. 18, 1733; 

m. April 11, 1754 in Water town to Josiah Morse of 
Cambridge, Mass., the son of William Morse. 

223. Sarah Benjamin b. Feb. 9, 1734/5; bapt. Feb. 16, 1735; 

d. Jan. 25, 1813 at Watertown, age 78, unmarried. 
*224. Mary Benjamin (a twin) b. Feb. 9, 1734/5 at Watertown. 
*225. Samuel Benjamin b. August 7, 1737 at Watertown. 

226. Elizabeth Benjamin b. Aug. 31, 1739; bapt. Sept. 2, 

1739 at Watertown; m. July 12, 1760 at Christ Churc 
(Boston vr) Joseph Wilson/Willson. (Other records 
name him Joseph Nilson/Nielson. Your compilier has 
found records for both surnames; Wilson and Nilson 
for the same date to Elizabeth Benjamin. I am sure 
much of this confusion must be due to poor hand- 
written records. There is also a m. intention and 
m. record for an Elizabeth Benjamin in Boston to 
Nehemiah Hill on Nov. 1, 1759.) 

227. Lydia Benjamin b. April 7. 1742; bapt. April 11, 1742; 

m. Jonas Mills on January 13 » 176l. He was b. Feb. 
8, 1731. Was he killed in the Rev.? Or she may 
have m. John Miller/Muller of Needham on May 27, 
17?? (This may again be a confusion created by 
poor writing. ) 

*228. Katherine Benjamin b. Maroh 6, 1745 at Watertown, Mass. 

*229. Mehitable Benjamin b. August 8, 1748 at Watertown. 

Resources 1 Gen, of Families of Watertown . Bondj Watertown 
and Waltham, Mass. Vital Records; Wilson Papers; Cambridge 
Probate Records Vol. 30 p. J6, 87, 88, 316 and Vol. 29 p. 471 
and 473; Hartford Times June 1, 1957; Boston Transcript Oct. 
7, 1903. 

63. ELIZABETH BENJAMIN (Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born March 22, 1697 at 
Watertown, Mass.; the dau. of Daniel and Elizabeth (Browne) 
Benjamin. She married August 20, 1718 William Bond, the son 
of Thomas and Sarah (Woolson) Bond. He was born Feb. 1, 
1687/8 and died June 21, 1647 at Weston, Mass. He had m/l 
in 1712 Mary Learned, who had died April 24, 1716. 

Children of William and Mary (Learned) Bond; 
Benjamin Bond. 

Children of William and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Bondi 
♦230. William Bond b. December 20, 1738 at Weston, Mass. 

When William's father died, Benjamin Bond, his half 
brother and only child of William and Mary (Learned 
was made his guardian. 

Resources; p. 29t 619 Hist, of Watertown , Mass., Bond. 



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64. LYDIA BENJAMIN (Daniel 3 , John ^ ) born September 8, 1699 at 

Watertown, Mass.; bapt. Sept. 10, 1699 at Watertown (vr Vol. 
I); the dau. of Daniel and Elizabeth (Browne) Benjamin. She 
m/1 John Gale, who was born April 23, 1687 and died February 
15. 1734/5 at Watertown, Mass. She m/2 John Sadler of Upton, 
Mass. 

John Gale died intestate at Watertown and his estate was 
valued at 823.9.5 pounds. On May 10, 1736 Daniel Benjamin, 
a trader in Waltham in 1729, was appointed guardian of the 
children. (This would have been Lydia's brother.) 

Children of John and Lydia (Benjamin) Galei 

231. Joshua Gale b. Oct. 17, 1721 at Watertown; d. unm. ; 

mentions half sister Hannah, dau. of John Sadler of 
Upton, his mother's second husband, in his will. 

232. John Gale b. January 23, 1722/3 at Watertown; probably 

killed in the French War. 
♦233. Jonas Gale b. September 23» 1 ? 2 ^t L m « March 10, 1747 

Mary Benjamin, dau. of Daniel^ and Mary (Bond) Ben- 
jamin. For his carry down see #205. 

234. Sarah Gale b. 1726; m. Josiah Pierce. 

235. Lydia Gale b. 1728; m. 1749 John Chaddick. 

Children of John and Lydia (Benjamin Gale) Sadler « 

236. Hannah Sadler. 

Resourcesi p. 44 Gale Family Records . Gale, 1866. 

65. PATIENCE BENJAMIN^ (Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born October 17, 1701 at 

Watertown, Mass.; the dau. of Daniel and Elizabeth (Browne) 
Benjamin. She married March 24, 1719* probably in Watertown 
to David Sanger, the son of John and Rebecca (Park) Sanger. 
He was born March 21, I696/7. 

Children of David and Patience (Benjamin) Sanger* 

237. Patience Sanger born and died in 1721 at Watertown. 

238. Lydia Sanger b. Nov. 14, 1723 at Watertown. 

239. John Sanger b. Jan. 14, 1724/5; d. October 9, 1755 at 

Deerfield, Mass. 
♦240. David Sanger Jr. b. May 23, 1727 at Watertown. 

241. William Sanger born and died in 1729. 
*242. William Sanger b. January 20, 1730 at Watertown, Mass. 
*243. Nathaniel Sanger b. Nov. 1, 1733 at Watertown. 
*244. Samuel Sanger b. June 1, 1736 at Watertown, Mass. 
245. Solomon Sanger b. July 28, 1740; d. September 3, 1765 
at Worchester, Mass. 

Resourcesi p. 309 and 422 History of Watertown , Bond; Wilson 
Papers; Weston, Mass. Vital Records. 

66. MARY BENJAMIN^ (Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born September 21, 1705 at 

Watertown, Mass. (Weston, Mass. vr); the dau. of Daniel and 
Elizabeth (Browne) Benjamin. She married June 3, 1725 at 
Watertown John Ball. He was the son of John^ and Bethia 
(Mettup) Ball and was born December 25, 1705 and died Decem- 

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ber 10, 1?69. He m/2 on April 26, 1753 Anna Harrington. 

John Ball was Selectman at Waltham, Mass in 1744, 52, 53, 
1755 and 1756. 

John Ball and his second wife had 5 childreni John; Will- 
iam; Elijah, Aaron, and Moses j but all died under the age of 
20 years. 

Children of John and Mary (Benjamin) Balli 

246. Mary Ball b. March 14, 1726 at Waltham; d. March 1733. 

247. Isaac Ball b. January 9, 1727/8; died 1744. 
*248. Lydia Ball b. August 6, 1730 at Waltham, Mass. 

249. James Ball b. October 1, 1731. 

250. Hannah Ball b. June 16, 1733; died 1733. 

251. Daniel Ball b. June 16, 1733; died 1733. 

252. Samuel Ball b. August 24, 1734. 

253. Daniel Ball b. February 24, 1735/6; died 1743. 

254. Nathan Ball b. April 27, 1737. 

255. William Ball b. September 1739; died the same year. 
*256. Elizabeth Ball b. May 22, 1742 at Waltham, Mass. 
♦257. Sarah Ball b. April 22, 1747 at Waltham. 

Resources 1 p. 13 and 28 Hist, of Watertown . Bond; Boston 
Transcript Dec. 26, 1908; Wilson Papers. 

68. WILLIAM HAGAR (Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born about 1688 at Watertown, 
Mass.; the son of William and Sarah (Benjamin) Hagar. He 
married December 13 . 1711 Mary Flagg, the dau.of Michael and 
Mary (Bigelow) Flagg. She was born December 7. 1690. 

William and Mary Hagar were dismissed from the 
church at Waltham to one in Weston, Mass. on May 10, 1741. 

Children of William and Mary (Flagg) Hagar 1 
258. Submit Hagar bapt. May 10, 1713 at Waltham, Mass.; m. 
Nov. 28, 173^ Simeon Hunt of Concord, Mass. 

*259. Mary Hagar bapt. Dec. 26, 1714 at Waltham, Mass. 

*260. William Hagar bapt. Nov. 7, 1717 at Waltham. 
26l. Abigail Hagar b. October 20, 1720; prob. died young. 

*262. Grace Hagar bapt. June 16, 1723 at Waltham. 

*263. Sarah Hagar bapt. October 13, 1723 at Waltham. 

♦264. Abigail Hagar b. August 11, 1724/5 at Waltham. 

♦265. Daniel Hagar bapt. October 23. 1726 at Waltham. 

*266. Benjamin Hagar bapt. October 23, 1726 at Waltham. 

267. Dinah Hagar bapt. May 5, 1728 at Waltham; m. November 

4, 1750 Abijah Bemis, who was born March 20, 1725/6 
and settled in Paxton. 

268. David Hagar; m. June 4, 1752 Esther Smith and resided 

in Newton, Mass. They had a son David Hagar Jr. 
who was b. March 29. 1753 at Newton, Mass. and m. 
1782 Catherine Carty at Newton. 

269. Simeon Hagar bapt. January 17, 1731/2; m. May 19, 1752 

Susannah Priest. They had a son Simeon Hagar, who 
was b. December 11, 1766 at Lincoln, Mass. 

Resources; p. 266 Hist, of Watertown. Mass . . Bond; p. 140 
Bullard and Allied Families . Bullard, 1930; Wilson Papers. 

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69. SARAH HAGAR (Sarah" 3 , John ) born about 1690 at Watertown, 

the dau. of William and Sarah (Benjamin) Hagar. She married 
May 13, 1?12 John Flagg, the son of John and Mary (Gale) 
Flagg. He was born November 6, 1677 and had five children 

by his first wife, Anna . 

On April 6, 1735 Sarah, the widow of John Flagg was 
fined for selling liquor without a license. 

Children of John and Sarah (Hagar) Flagg i 

270. Asa Flagg b. November 18, 1712 at Waltham, Mass. 

*271. Adonijah Flagg b. April 9, 1713/4 at Waltham. 

272. David Flagg bapt. September 11, 1715 at Waltham. 

273. Isaac Flagg bapt. March 28, 1725. 

274. Eunice Flagg bapt. March 31, 1728. 

275. Huldah Flagg bapt. Sept. 20, 1730 at Waltham, Mass. 

Resourcesi p. 171 & 764 Hist, of Watertown. Mass., Bond. 

71. JOHN HAGAR (Sarah- 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born April 29, 1697 at Watertown, 

Mass.; the son of William and Sarah (Benjamin) Hagar. He 

married Sarah . 

He 'owned ye covenant' on August 26, 1722 at Watertown. 

Children of John and Sarah ( ) Hagar i 

276. Thankful Hagar bapt. August 26, 1722 at the Second 

Church of Watertown, Mass. 

277. John Hagar bapt. June 28, 1723 at Watertown 1 m/l at 

Newton, Mass in 1760 to Sarah Whitmore; m/2 Mary 
Chubb. 
*278. Martha Hagar bapt. March 12, 1727 at Watertown. 

279. Jonas Hagar bapt. Sept. 15, 1728. Marriage intentions 

to Mary Brown of Newton were published Sept. 1750. 

280. David Hagar bapt. June 21, 1731 at Watertonn. 
*28l. Joseph Hagar bapt. December 26, 1731 at Watertown. 

282. Prudence Hagar b. July 20, 1734. 
*283. Lydia Hagar b. August 25, 1736 at Watertown. 

Resourcesi p. 265 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. , Bondj Records 
of Richard W. Smith of Chevy Chase, Maryland. 

72. EBENEZER HAGAR (Sarah^, John 2 " 1 ) born August 13, I698 at Water 

town, Mass.; the son of William and Sarah (Benjamin) Hagar. 
He married February 23, 1725/6 at Watertown to Lydia Barnard. 

They moved to Framingham, where the children were born, 
and later moved to Marlboro, Mass. 

Children of Ebenezer and Lydia (Barnard) Hagar 1 
*284. Ebenezer Hagar b. March 16, 1727/8 at Framingham. 

285. Lydia Hagar b. March 4, 1729; resided in Vermont. 
♦286. William Hagar b. April 21, 1733 at Framingham, Mass. 
*287. Thaddeus Hagar. 

Resourcesi p. 265-267 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

73. JOSEPH HAGAR (Sarah- 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born January 1, 1702 at Water- 

town, Mass.; the son of William and Sarah (Benjamin) Hagar. 

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He married January 1, 1729/30 Grace Bigelow. She was the 
dau. of Thomas and Mary (Livermore) Bigelow of Marlboro. 
She was born February 7, 1709 at Marlboro and died October 1, 
1776, probably at Waltham, Mass. 

Joseph Hagar was Selectman of Waltham in 1747, 48, 51, 
and 175^. 

Children of Joseph and Grace (Bigelow) Hagar 1 

♦288. Joseph Hagar b. December 31, 1736 at Waltham, Mass. 

289. Uriah Hagar b. January 1, 1738/9 at Waltham, Mass. 

♦290. William Hagar b. October 25, 1741 at Waltham. 

*291. Isaac Hagar b. September 6, 1742 at Waltham. 

*292. Grace Hagar b. May 7, 1744 at Waltham. 

*293. Lydia Hagar b. November 6, 1745 at Waltham. 

*294. Benjamin Hagar b. January 26, 1746 at Waltham. 

♦295. Jonathan Hagar b. August 31, 1751 at Waltham, Mass. 

Resources 1 p, 267 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond; p. 28 
Livermore Fam. of Am. . Thwing; Boston Transcript May 18,1903. 

74. MEHI TABLE HAGAR* (Sarah 3 , John 2-1 ) born May 1, 1704 at Water- 
town, Mass. 5 the dau. of William and Sarah (Benjamin) Hagar. 
She married Joseph Travers of Shelburne, Mass. on February 
2, 1726/7. 

Children of Joseph and Mehitable (Hagar) Travers 1 
♦296. Sarah Travers b. April 21, 1728. 

There may have been more children, 

Resourcesi p. 267 Hist. Of Watertown. Mass . . Bond. 

78. JONATHAN BENJAMIN (Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born February 18, 1697 at 
Watertown, Mass. (vr Vol. I); the son of Abel and Abigail 
(Stimpson) Benjamin; bapt. May 8, 1698 at Watertown, Mass. 
ivr Vol. IV); died May 24, 1731 at Watertown (vr), Mass. 
He married February 1, 1719/20 at Watertown (vr) Susanna 
Norcross, the dau. of Nathaniel and Mehitable (Hagar) Nor- 
cross. Another record says her mother was Susanna (Shattuck) 
She was born February 26, 1700/1 at Watertown and died Febru- 
ary 26, 1735 at Watertown (vr Vol. I). 

Jonathan was called Junior, because there was another 
Jonathan Benjamin living in Watertown at that time. Jona- 
than, son of Daniel^, was a little older and he was called 
Jonathan Senior. 

Jonathan was a cordwainer. He and Susanna were mention- 
ed as heirs in the will of Nathaniel Norcross (vol 30 p. 50 
Cambridge, Mass. Reg. of Deeds.) 

Jonathan's children were separated at a young age. 
William Williams was appointed guardian of Joshua in 1735. 
Abel was cared for by Abigail and Edward Livermore, and the 
Widow was appointed guardian for Susanna in 1733. 

Jonathan died intestate and on June 21, 1731 the admin- 
istration of his estate was granted to his widow and to 
Ebenezer Goddard at the request of Caleb Benjamin, Jonathan's 
brother. 

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On September 3, 1733 the guardianship of Susanna, in her 
14th year, and of Abel, in his 6th year, was committed to 
Nathaniel Norcross. On February 13 t 173? Ebenezer Goddard 
gave an accounting of the estate. In it, he mentioned the 
mother of Jonathan and the burial expenses of Jonathan's 
wife. He also mentions William Williams, who was the guard- 
ian of the eldest son, and Edward and Abigail (Benjamin) 
Livermore, who cared for Abel. On August 1, 17^3. a divis- 
ion of the estate was made. 

On February 17, 17^5 Abel, in his 15th year, is comit- 
ted to the care of Isaac Jackson of Newton. There is a 
deed recorded in Middlesex Co., Mass. (Vol. 15 p. klj) 
which involves all the heirs of Jonathan Benjamin. 

Children of Jonathan and Susanna (Norcross) Benjamini 

*297. Joshua Benjamin b. February 13. 1720/1 at Watertown. 
298. Susanna Benjamin b. November 10, 1723 at Watertown; m. 
about 175^ to Capt. Francis Harris, son of Nathan- 
iel and Hannah (Fulham) Harris, born at Watertown 
on October 3, 1721; buried at Shirley, Mass. Oct- 
tober 11, 1793; resided in Luningburgh, Worchester 
Co., Mass.; and was a "husbandman". 

♦299. Mary Benjamin b. May 2k, 1726 at Watertown, Mass. 

*300. Jonathan Benjamin bapt. October 6, 1728 at Watertown. 

*301. Abel Benjamin b. September 15i 1731 at Watertown, Mass 

Resourcesi Gen, of the Family of Lt. Samuel Benjamin , M. L. 
Benjamin, 1900; Wilson Papers; Gen, of Families of Watertown 
Bond; N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register Vol. 86 p. 238 and Vol. 
98 p. 83: p. 84 Desc. of William Shattuck . Shalluck; Vol. 20 
21, 22, and 2k Middlesex Co. Probate Records; Vol. VIII Co- 
lonial Fam. in U~.S. . McKenzie; Vol. II p. 65 & 102 Watertown 
Vital Records ; Boston Transcript September 8, 1908. 

81. CALEB BENJAMIN** (Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born January 24/28, 1701/2 at 
Watertown, Mass.; bapt. January 25, 1701 at Watertown (vr 
Vol. IV); the son of Abel and Abigail (Stimpson) Benjamin; 
died March 8, 1775 at Windsor, Vermont. On his tombstone, 
it says, "William Caleb Benjamin". He is buried in the Old 
South Cemetery at Windsor, which is the Old South Church 
Grounds. He m/l August 16, 1726 Abigail Livermore at Water- 
town, Mass. (vr Vol. I). She was born June 2k, 1706 at 
Watertown, Mass. and died June 2k, 1756 at Hardwick, Mass. 
(vr). Caleb m/2 on November 18, 1760 at Rutland, Vermont 
(vr) to Mrs. Elizabeth Rice, widow of Aaron Rice. She died 
in 1775 at Windsor, Vermont. 

On April 5, 1?23 Caleb sold land to Joseph Ball Jr. and 
on March 1, 17^3 he bought land in Hardwick, Mass. from Ben- 
jamin Grover. In 17^3 he was chosen surveyor of highways at 
Hardwick and on March 1, l?kk/5 he was elected constable. 

Caleb was appointed administrator of his father's estate 
June 30, 1752 (Vol. 36 p. 76 Cambridge Probate Records.) 

Caleb and Abigail Benjamin made public confession at 
Watertown December 31, 1726/7. (Vol. IV Watertown cr.) 

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In the Hampden County, Mass. records, Caleb of Windsor, 
County of Cumberland, New York (Vol. 9i482) in 1768 sold 
land to Caleb Benjamin Jr. In 1770 (Vol. 14«495) he sold 
land to Elephalet Washburn, and in 1772 (Vol. I4i5l4) he 
sold land to James Winslow. There is a deed at Windsor, Vt. 
(Vol. 12il28) which shows that Caleb received 12 pounds from 
Joseph Powers of Windsor, for land for Abigail's children. 
Joseph Powers Jr. was to have the west half and the rest was 
to be divided equally among the rest of her children. 

In 1771 Caleb was one of the 35 heads of families in 
Windsor. He did not participate in the rioting over the 
New Hampshire Grants and Province of New York, due to age, 
but his son John did. 

In 1771 Caleb and son John were each a grantee of 1000 
acres of land. 

Children of Caleb and Abigail (Livermore) Benjamini 

302. Anna Benjamin b. January 3» 1725/6; out of wedlock at 

Lexington, Mass. The Wilson Papers give the date 
as Nov. 23, 1725. She died before 1745. 

303. Abigail Benjamin b. January 3, 1726/7 at Watertown; 

bapt. Jan. 14, 1728 (Water town vr Vol. I); m. Dec. 
25, 1751 at Hardwick, Mass. to Joseph Powers Jr. 
They had a son Joseph Powers III, among others. She 
died June 24, 1756. 
*304. Caleb Benjamin b. May 26, 1729 at Watertown (vr Vol.1 
305. Keziah Benjamin bapt. April 18, 1734; died July 2, 
17^0, at age 9 years at Grafton, Mass. 
306. Daniel Benjamin b. April 14, 1734 at Grafton, (Wendall 
Mass. vr); d. June 18, 1736, age 2 yrs. at Grafton. 
*307. Abel Benjamin b. August 6, 1735 at Grafton, Mass. 
(Wendall, Mass. vr). 
308. Jonathan Benjamin b. May 16, 1738 at Grafton (Wendall 
vr); died June 27, 1740 at Grafton, age 2 years. 
*309. John Benjamin b. April 20, 1741 at Grafton (Wendall vr 
310. Mary (Marcy) Benjamin b. September 1, 1743 at Hardwick 
Mass. (vr); died at W. Windsor, Vt. j m. John Smead. 
*311. Anne Benjamin b. June 5, 1745/6 at Hardwick, Mass. (vr 
*312. Keziah Benjamin b. May 6, 1749 at Hardwick, Mass. (vr) 
?313. Susanna Benjamin was listed as a child in the March 7, 
1942 Hartford Times . She m/2 February 10, 1777 
Thomas Hunter. This may well be the dau. of Jonath 
an and Susanna (Norcross) Benjamin (#78). (See #298 

Resources! Watertown, Mass. Vital Records; Hardwick, Mass. 
Vital Records; Wendall, Mass. Vital Records; Wilson Papers; 
State of Vermont Vital Records; Records of Allen Benjamin of 
Wayland, Mass. and Mrs. Lucille Fales of Westford, Mass.; 
Birthplace of Vermont . Henry Steele Wardner; p. 2 & 121 of 
Early Mass. Marriages . Bailey; Rutland, Mass. Vital Records 
to 1849 . 1905; Gen, of Families" of Watertown . Bond; Vol. 86 
p. 238 N. E. Gen, and Hist. Register . 



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82. ANN BENJAMIN (Abel- 5 , John ) born January 21, 1703/4 at Water 
town, Mass.; the dau. of Abel and Abigail (Stimpson) Benjam- 
in; bapt. January 14, 1727/8 (Water town vr Vol. IV). She 
married March 5, 1724 Nathaniel Bond of Watertown, the son 
of Deacon William and Hepzibah (Hastings) Bond. He was born 
July 20, 1701 at Watertown and is the brother of Mary Bond, 
wife of Daniel Benjamin (#59). and a brother to the William 
Bond, who married Hannah Cunnable (#61.). 

Children of Nathaniel and Ann (Benjamin) Bonds 

314. Anna Bond b. March 28, 1725 at Watertown, Mass. 

315. Nathaniel Bond b. September 15, 1726. 

316. Jonathan Bond. b. September 25, 1728. 

317. Abigail Bond b. December 11, 1730 at Watertown, Mass.; 

m. at Sturbridge, Mass. June 6, 1750 Caleb Stacy. 

318. Elizabeth Bond. b. February 4, 1732/3. 

319. Seth Bond bapt. December 22, 1734 at Watertown, Mass. 

Resources! Hist, of Watertown , Bond; Boston Transcript Apr. 
5, 1926; Wilson Papers. 

84. REBECCA BENJAMIN (Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born June 11, 1708 at Water- 
town, Mass.; the dau. of Abel and Abigail (Stimpson) Benjam- 
in; died January 1, 1750 at Sturbridge, Mass. She m/l Jan- 
uary 29» 1733/4 at Watertown, Edmund (Edward) Livermore, the 

son of Samuel 3 and Elizabeth ( ) Livermore. He was born 

December 16, 1707 at Watertown and died July 2/30, 1750 at 
Sturbridge, Mass. She m/2 Thomas Ellenwood. 

Rebecca was appointed administrator of Edward's estate 
on August 21, 1750 at Sturbridge. 

Children of Edmund and Rebecca (Benjamin) Livermore 1 

320. Elizabeth Livermore b. November 12, 1734; m. February 

3, 1753 in Sturbridge to Elephalet Allen. 

321. Samuel Livermore b. June 1736; died September 8, 1753 

at Sturbridge, Mass. 

322. Josiah (Jonah) Livermore bapt. December 31 » 1738; died 

young . 

323. Josiah Livermore bapt. April 6, 1740; died in 1777/8 

in the Rev. War. Another record gives his death as 
May 5, 1757 at Sturbridge. 

324. Hannah Livermore b. May 4, 1743 at Sturbridge; m. 1762 

Dr. Joseph Hitchcock. 

325. Daniel Livermore b. January 26, 1746 at Sturbridge. 

326. Rhoda Livermore b. April 23, 1750; d. Sept. 9, 1754 

at Sturbridge, Mass. 

Resources! p. 34l Hist, of Watertown. Mass .; Bond; p. 30 
Livermore Family of Am. . Thwing; Grafton Magazine of Hist, 
and Gen. Vol. I, 1908, p. 38; Wilson Papers. 

86. ELIZABETH BENJAMIN (Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born July 3, 1711/12 at 
Watertown, Mass.; the dau. of Abel and Abigail (Stimpson) 
Benjamin; died December 5. 1774 probably at Watertown. She 
m/l August 12, 1735 at Watertown Samuel Mansfield. He was 

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born in 1668 and died in 1?56. She m/2 November 9, 1769 
Captain John Clark. 

Children of Samuel and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Mansfieldi 

327. Elizabeth Mansfield b. December 11, 1736 j d. January 

1737/8. 

328. Samuel Mnsfield b. December 1737» d. January 1738, age 

13 months. 

329. Daniel Mansfield b. October 8, 1740; m. July 2, 1761 

Eunice Fiske, the dau. of Capt. Thomas and Mary 
(Pierce) Fiske, They had a son Jacob Mansfield 
bapt. November 14, 1773. 

330. Elizabeth Mansfield b. June 20, 1743; m. April 16, 

1761 David Fiske, who was b. Oct. 8, 1731 and d. 
1800. David m/2 Oct. 31, 1763 Rebecca Garfield of 
Lincoln, Mass. 

331. Samuel Mansfield b. Sept. 25, 1745; died young. 

332. Lois Mansfield b. April 18, 1748; died young. 

333. Samuel Mansfield b. Sept. 7, ?? (prob. 1750/1). 

334. Jonas Mansfield b. Oct. 14, 1753. 

335. Lois Mansfield b. Oct. 14, 1753 (a twin). 

Resources! p. 355 Hist, of Watertown. Mass .. Bond; p. 115» 
150, 120 Fiske Gen. ; Wilson Papers. 

89. JAMES STIMPSON 4 (Elizabeth 3 , Abigail 2 , John 1 ) born May 26, 1687 
at Cambridge, Mass.; the son of Jonathan and Elizabeth 
(Stubbs) Stimpson; died February 18, 1744/5. He married 
Bethia Mansfield on January 1/4, 1698 at Watertown, Mass., 
the dau. of Samuel and Sarah (Barsham) Mansfieldand she was 
born March 13. — ? at Lynn, Mass. 

Children of James and Bethia (Mansfield) Stimpsoni 

336. Bethia Stimpson b. September 27, 1700 at Weston, Mass. 

d. May 9, 1721. 

337. James Stimpson b. December 8, 1702; d. 1769» m/l May 

1, 1729 Sarah Cutter; m/2 May 16, 1744 Rebecca 
Myrick; m/3 April 3. 1746 Abigail Harrington. 

338. Jonathan Stimpson b. July 31. 1705s d. January 15» 

1758; m. June 8, 1733 Thankful Woolson. 

339. Andrew Stimpson b. August 9. 1707; d. 1773. 

340. Nathaniel Stimpson b. August 10, 1709; d. May 24, 1761 

m. April 6, 1737 Elizabeth Myrick. 

341. Sarah Stimpson b. April 22, 1711; d. 1729? m. Mr. 

Pratt. 

342. Daniel Stimpson b. July 6, 1718; d. December 12, 1718. 

343. Bethia Stimpson b. January 22,1722; m. August 26, 1741 

David Stearns. 

Resources 1 Records of Mrs. Edward A. Adams of Windsor Locks, 
Conn. 

101. ELIZABETH TRAINE (Mary 3 , Abigail 2 , John 1 ) born January 6, 
1679/80; the dau. of John and Mary (Stubbs) Traine; died 
August 6, 1753. She m/l Thomas Spring of Weston Farms on 

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November 30, 1701. He died about 1?10. She m/2 about 1713 
Joseph Bullard and he died August 6, 1722. She m/3 Thomas 
Upham, a miller of Weston, on April 24, 1723. He died 
February 25, 1729/30. 

Her will was dated January 16, 1753 and proved September 
3» 1753 and mentions sons Thomas and Henry Spring; daus. 
Mary Parmenter and Elizabeth Upham; and grandsons Abraham 
and Isaac Bigelow. 

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Traine) Spring: 
*344. Mary Spring b. January 19, 1702/3 at Weston, Mass. 
♦3^5. Elizabeth Spring b. September 10. 1705. 

346. Thomas Spring b. July 5» 1708* d. June 18, 1753. 
♦347. Henry Spring b. February 2, 1710/1. 

Children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Traine Spring) Bullard i 

348. Esther Bullard bapt. Dec. 5, 1714; died young. 

349. Esther Bullard b. January 4, 1715/6. 
♦350. Abigail Bullard b. May 22, 1718. 

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Traine, etc.) Uphami 
*351. Elizabeth Upham b. January 15, 1724 at Weston, Mass. 

Resources 1 p. 455, 606 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond} 
p. 443 Spring Gen. ; p. 148 Other Bullards. Bullard. 1929; 
p. 424 Barry Gen. 

103. MARGARET TRAINE (Mary 3 , Abigail 2 , John 1 ) born August 18, 

1685; the dau.of John and Mary (Stubbs) Traine. She married 
1707 Samuel Perry, who died January 28, 1756. 

Children of Samuel and Margaret (Traine) Perry 1 

352. Abigail Perry b. November 28, 1707. 

353. Margaret Perry b. October 17, 1709. 

354. Mary Perry b. October 7, 1711. 
♦355. Esther Perry b. November 25, 1713. 

356. Samuel Perry b. February 14, 1714/5; d. Sept. 23, 1723 

*357. Mary Perry b. September 7, 1718. 

358. Susanna Perry b. November 19, 1720. 

359. Samuel Perry b. December 29, 1725. 

Resources; p. 403 & 602 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

113. SAMUEL BENJAMIN (Samuel 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born about 1690 in either 
Watertown or Conn.; the son of Samuel and Benjamin. 

The Wilson papers indicate that there was a Samuel Ben- 
jamin in this line through the seventh generation. 

There is no data concerning his marriage. 

There is a Samuel Benjamin of Litch field, Conn, in the 
1790 Federal Census withi 1-2-2, who might fit into this 
line some how, and another at the same place withi 1-0-1; 
which might indicate a father and son. 

Children of Samuel and Benjamin; 

*360. Benjamin Benjamin be. 1715. 
361. Abigail Benjamin. 

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362. Mary Benjamin. 
♦363. Samuel Benjamin be. l?27/8 at Hartland, Conn. 

Resources 1 Wilson Papers; Orcutt's Hist, of Stratford. Conn. 
Grafton Magazine of Gen, and Hist. . Vol. I. 1908. p. 38. 

123. THANKFUL GATES (Jemima 3 , Joseph 2 , John 1 ) born April/August 

7/25, 1687 at Stow, Mass. j the dau.of Stephen and Jemima 
(Benjamin) Gates. She married March 1, 1710 at Preston, 

Conn. Lt. Daniel Woodward, son of Daniel3 and Mary ( ) 

Woodward. He was born 1683 and died May 24, 1752. 

Children of Daniel and Thankful (Gates) Woodwardi 

364. Thankful Woodward b. January 12, 1711 at Preston, Conn 

m, at Preston on Dec. 13, 1733 to James Clark, son 
of Benjamin Clark and his 2nd wife. He was born 
February 13, 1711 at Plainfield, Conn, and died 
August 8, 1794 at S. Shaftsbury, Vermont. 
Probably other children. 

Resources 1 See #29. 

124. STEPHEN GATES (Jemima 3 , Joseph 2 , John 1 ) born about 1689 at 

Stow, Mass.j the son of Stephen and Jemima (Benjamin) Gates; 
died March 14, 1782 at Preston, Conn. He m/1 November 6, 
1713 at Preston to Hannah Woodward. She died October 2, 
1762. He m/2 Mercy (Luck/Luce) Withey (or MacWithey), the 
widow of Ephraim Withey. She died May 14, 1796, age ?6. 
(be 1720.) 

Children of Stephen and Hannah (Woodward) Gates 1 

365. Hannah Gates bp. April 17, 1713? m. Oliver Perkins. 

366. Thankful Gates b. April 1716; died young. 

367. Stephen Gates b. Jan. 13, 1717/8; m. Hannah Meech. 

368. Joseph Gates b. Dec. 20, 1720; died young. 

369. Nehemiah Gates b. March 17, 1722/3; m/l Elizabeth 

Baker; m/2 Elizabeth (Partridge) Woodward. 

370. Azariah Gates bp. March 19, 1725; m. Mary Jones. 

371. Capt. Joseph Gates bp. April 16, 1727 at Preston, Conn 

d. at Preston 1795» m/l Abigail Baker; m/2 Mabel 
Partridge; ra/3 Dorothy Seaton. 

372. Thankful Gates bp. April 4, 1729; m. Nathaniel Clark. 

373. Phineas Gates be. 1731 J m. Esther Herrick. 

374. Susannah Gates bp. Sept. 13, 1734 at Preston, Conn. 

Resources; Records of Mrs. Terrelle B. Crum of Edgewood, RI. 

142. JOSEPH BENJAMIN 4 (Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born August 15, 1699 at 

Preston, Conn.; the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Cook) Ben- 
jamin (vr 1-27) t bapt. June 7, 1702 at the First Congrega- 
tional Church of Preston (cr); died 1803 at Egremont, Mass., 
at the home of his son Nathan. He married April 3, 1722 
(First Cong, cr) at Griswold (now Preston), Conn, to Deborah 
Clark, the dau. of John and Deborah (Parke) Clark. She was 
bapt. April 23, 1710 and died at an unknown date at Egremont 

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Deborah and her husband Joseph Benjamin, took full 
communion on July 12, 1724 at Griswold, Conn, (cr I-36). 

Joseph was a sailor on the Conn. Colony Sloop "Defense", 
which accompanied the Joint Colonial Expedition against 
Louisburg in 1744, when that fortress was captured. Suits 
followed by the sailors to recover prize money collected by 
Captain John Prentice. The result was that his sailors got 
their share. One prize was several British ships and a 
French merchantman, with a cargo worth more than 200,000 
pounds sterling. 

Children of Joseph and Deborah (Clark) Benjamins 

*375. Joseph Benjamin b. December 17/19i 1723 at Preston. 

*376. Elijah Benjamin b. June 4/8, 1725 at Preston, Conn. 

*377. James Benjamin b. April 3, 1727 at Preston, Conn. 

*378. Barzillia Benjamin b. March 28, 1730/1 at Preston. 

*379. Deborah Benjamin b. March 26/28, 1732/3 at Preston. 

♦380. Josiah Benjamin b. March 13, 1734/5 at Preston. 

*381. Nathan Benjamin b. April 19, 1737 at Preston, Conn. 

*382. Mary Benjamin b. June 22, 1739 at Preston. 

*383. Isaac Benjamin b. April 15. 1742 at Preston, Conn. 

Resources 1 Benjamin Family of Norwich and Preston . Mrs. E.E. 
Rogers j The Benjamin Family of Columbia Co., N.Y. . Reuben 
Benjamin, 1911; Rix Gen. . Thomas Rix; Preston, Conn. Vital 
Records . 1st Edition; Colonial Families in U.S. . McKenzie, 
Vol. 1 p. 18-22; Gen, of the Benjamin Family. Baker, I898; 
Lineage of My Children . Keogh. 1926; Gen, and Family Hist. 
Cuttler, Vol. II p. 1090; Book 4 p. 32 Early Conn. Marriages 
Bailey. 

143. OBED(IAH) BENJAMIN 4 (Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born August 15, 1701 at 
Preston, Conn, (vr 1-18); the son of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Cook) Benjamin; bapt. June 7, 1702 at the First Congrega- 
tional Church of Preston (cr 1-18); died 1746/7 at Preston, 
Conn. He married Mary Yarrenton (Yarrington) at Griswold, 
Conn, (at the First Congregationa Church cr 1-254). There 
is a record of the marriage, but it is not readable. It 
took place between April 19 and August 19, 1724. She was 
the dau. of Peter 3 and Abial (Woodward) Yarrington and was 
bapt. November 16, 1701 at Beverly, Mass. and died in 1755. 
She m/2 at Preston, Conn, between June 20, 1751 and Jan. 29, 
1752 to Jacob Burton. (Griswold First Church records gives 
the year 1751, but no day or month.) He was the son of 
Isaac Burton and had m/l Judith Herrick and m/2 Mary Herrick. 

Obediah's will was dated August 7, 1746 with Nathaniel 
Coggelshell as executor. His estate was inventoried early 
in 1747. 

(Note 1 Some records have him having a second marriage to 
Mary Hurd, but this would seem incorrect. This would be the 
marriage record of his son. ) 

Children of Obed and Mary (Yarrenton) Benjamins 
*384. Obed(iah) Benjamin bp, March 9, 1728/9 at the Second 

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or North Church of Preston (cr 1-60), 
*385. Abel Benjamin bp. July 11, 1731, at the North Preston 

Church (cr l-6l and vr 7-9). 
*386. Ebe.nezer Benjamin b. December 14, 1735 at Preston, 

Conn, (vr 7-9). 
*387. Elizabeth Benjamin bp. April 28, 1737 at Preston. 
*388. Jacob Benjamin bp. March 18, 1739 (cr I-67) at 

Preston, Conn. 
?389. Caleb Benjamin (a correspondent wrote that a Caleb 

was listed in Obediah's will, thought it would seem 

this was probably a grandson — not a son. Obed Jr. 

had a son Caleb. ) 
?390. Esther Benjamin b. 1745; d. August 4, 1768, age 23 j 

buried in the Griswold Cemetery, lot #2-47. 

Resources 1 Benjamin Family of Columbia Co.. N.Y. . Reuben 
Benjamin, 1911; Benjamin Families of Norwich and Preston . 
Mrs. E. E. Rogers, 1917 — a manuscript found in the Butler 
Library, Columbia University, N.Y. ; Early Conn. Marriages 
Book 4 p. 39 and Book 5 p. 69 ; Abridged Compendium of Am. 
Gen.; Hartford Times March 23, 19^+6, Feb. 5, 1949, Sept. 28, 
1946j p. 311 Potter Richardson Memorial ; Hale Collection of 
Conn. Church and Cemetery Records; Cong. Church Records in 
Canterbury, Conn. 

144. ELIZABETH BENJAMIN (Joseph 3 * 2 , John 1 ) born Nivember 11, 1703 
at Preston, Conn, (vr 1-26); the dau. of Joseph and Eliza- 
beth (Cook) Benjamin; bapt. February 13, 1704 at Preston, 
Conn, (cr 1-18); died January 14, 1700 at Preston, Conn. 
(vr). She married Robert Parke of Groton, Conn, about 1725. 
(Griswold, Conn, cr 1-251). She was his second wife. He 
was the son of Robert and Mary (Rose) Parke and was bapt. 
October 10, I697 at Stoning ton, Conn, and had m/l Mary Rex 
(Rix). 

He was a large land holder and farmer at Preston, Conn. 
and also carried on a trade as a blacksmith. 

Children of Robert and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Parke 1 

391. Roswell Parke bp. Sept. 26, 1731 J died 1762 in the 

Expedition to Havana; m. April 18, 1753 Deborah 
Avery; dau. of Theophilus Avery. She was b. May 
27, 1735 at Groton. She m/2 Joseph Brewster and 
m/3 Silas Parke. 

392. James Parke bp. Sept. 26, 1731 at Preston, Conn. 

393. Mary Parke bp. Feb. 18, 1732/3; m. at Preston June 22, 

1752 John Avery, son of John Avery b. Dec. 6, 1732 
at Preston. He d. July 23, 1794 at Preston, Conn. 
*394. Elizabeth Parke bp. Sept. 14, 1735 at Preston, Conn. 

395. Hannah Parke bp. April 16, 1738; m. Jan. 23. 1755 

Jared Mason. 

396. Hesekiah Parke bp. April 15, 1740 at Preston. 

397. Dorothy Parke; m. Mortimer Stoddard. 

Robert Parke had three children by his first marriage t 

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Robert Parke bp. July 30, 1721; Mary Parke bp July 14, 1723, 
and died young; Elijah Parke, who died young. 

Resourcesi p. 45 Park Fam. of Conn .. Parks, 1906; p. 252 
Groton Averv Clan . Avery, 1912; p. 1911 Spicer Gen. . Meech, 
1911 I Hartford Times July 13, 1946; Boston Transcript July 8, 
1914. 

145. SARAH BENJAMIN (Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born January 17, 1707 at 
Preston, Conn.; the dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth (Cook) 
Benjamin; bapt. April 11, 1708 at the First Church of Pres- 
ton (cr 1-20). She married November 5i 1731 Josiah Park, 
son of Thomas Park 2 *. He was born May 18, 1709 at Preston. 

Children of Josiah and Sarah (Benjamin) Park; 

398. Benjamin Park. 

399. Joseph Park. 

400. Sybil Park. 

401. Dorothy Park. 

402. Amos Park. 

403. Susannah Park. 

404. Josiah Park. 

405. Thomas Park. 

406. Sarah Park. 

Resourcesi p. 56 Park Family of Conn. , Park, 1906. 

148. JEDEDIAH BENJAMIN 4 (Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born July 15, 1711 at 
Preston, Conn. Tvr 1-26); the son of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Cook) Benjamin; bapt. August 17, 1712 at the First Congre- 
gational Church of Preston (cr 1-22). He died January 27 ( 
1805 at Griswold, Conn, (cr 1-220). He married first Nov- 
ember 11, 1732 Patience Stanton of Groton, Conn., the dau. 
of John and Ann (?Hucheson) Stanton. She was born November 
10, 1710 at Groton. He m/2 December 6, 1778 Mary Main at 
Canterbury, Conn, (vr 1-71). 

In the inventory of the estate of Capt. Obadiah Johnson, 
dated April 29, 1765 at Canterbury, Conn, was a list of 
notes and bonds on various people, and Jedediah Benjamin's 
name was included on that list. 

Jedediah was listed in the 1790 Federal Census in New 
London Co., Conn, withi 1-0-1. 

Children of Jedediah and Patience (Stanton) Benjamin; 
*407. Phineas Benjamin b. October 5, 1733 at Preston, Conn. 
♦408. Patience Benjamin b. Feb. 25, 1735 at Preston (vr). 
*409. Hannah Benjamin b. May 22, 1737 at Preston, Conn. 
410. Jedediah Benjamin b. August 28, 1741 at Canterbury, 
Conn, (vr 1-77); d. Nov. 1745 at Canterbury. 
*4ll. Simeon Benjamin b. October 28, 1744 at Canterbury, 
Conn, (vr 1-77). 
412. Daniel Benjamin b. May 29, 1747 at Canterbury, Conn, 
(vr 1-77); died October 1, 1749. 
*4l3. Joannah Benjamin b. July 10, 1749 at Canterbury, Conn. 
(vr 1-77). 

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414. Elizabeth Benjamin b. October 13, 1749 at Canterbury, 

Conn, (vr 1-77). 

415. Doritha Benjamin b. April 22, 1752 at Canterbury, 

Conn, (vr 1-77). 

Resources i p. 191-4 Rix. Fam. Gen. ; The Lineage of My Child- 
ren . Keogh, 1926; Wilson Papers; Benjamin Families of Nor^- 
wich and Preston . Mrs. E. E. Rogers, 1917; Hist, of Capt. 
Edward Johnson , Johnson, 1914; Hale's Conn. Church Records; 
Records of the Cong. Church of Canterbury, Conn.; p. 143 
Vol. 32 Daus. of Pat, and Founders of Am. ; Boston Transcript 
Oct. 15, 1917, Jan. 18, 1928; Hartford Times Oct. 12. 1946. 

149. DANIEL BENJAMIN (Joseph^ -2 , John 1 ) born September 17, 1714 at 
Preston, Conn, (vr 1-26); the son of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Cook) Benjamin; bapt. October 31, 1714 (Preston cr 1-23); 
died July 30, 1756 at Preston, Conn. (vr 2-52). He is hur- 
ried in the Griswold, Conn. Cemetery lot #1-18. He married 
March 13, 1739/40 Phoebe Guile, the only dau. of Benjamin 
and Phoebe (Denison) Guile. She was born March 20, 1716 and 
died July 26, 1758, age 42 years. She m/2 December 16, 1756 
Israel Hutchinson (First Cong, cr 1-257). at Preston, Conn. 
He was born January 22, 1714. 

Phoebe and husband Daniel Benjamin took full communion 
October 1744. (First Cong, cr 1-38). 

Children of Daniel and Phoebe (Guile) Benjamin; 

416. David Benjamin be. 1743; died July 28, 1753, age 9 yrs. 
♦417. Daniel Benjamin bp. October 1744 at Preston (North cr 

1-76). 
*4l8. Phoebe Benjamin bp. September 29, 1745 at Preston. 

(North cr 1-76 ; . She married Ebenezer Benjamim, a 

cousin. (See #386 for her carry down. ) 
419. Jedediah Benjamin bp. June 21, 1747 at Preston, Conn. 

(Griswold First cr 1-78). 
♦420. Elizabeth Benjamin bp. April 9, 1749 at Preston, Conn. 

(vr 7-10). 
421.JjbGrace Benjamin bp. February 24, 175^ at Preston, Conn. 

(cr 1-86); m. November 7, 1771 at Preston to Walter 

Fanning, son of Thomas Fanning, (vr 1-262). He was 

b. 1747 at Preston, Conn. ew: *«**» i otu-rA^w 
422. Benjamin Benjamin bp. June 20, 1756; b. March 20, 1756 

at Preston, Conn, (vr 2-52); died at Preston July 

28, 1756, age 4 mos. 

Children of Israel and Phoebe (Guile Benjamin) Hutchinson; 
Amos Hutchinson, m. Lucy Kinne at Preston. She was 
b. Sept. 9, 1762. 

Resources; Rix Family Gen. ■, Thomas Rix; The Benjamin Family 
of Columbia Co.. N.Y. . Reuben M. Benjamin, 1911; Putnam's 
Historical Magazine Vol. 8 p. 301; Fanning Gen , Brooks, 1905 
Records of Ruth Keller of Litiz, Penn. ; Bailey's Early Conn. 
Marriages Book 4 p. 36, 39, Book 5 p. 39; Bromley Gen. . 1911 
Hale's Collection of Conn. Church & Cemetery Rec; Wilson Re. 

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Stocking; Thompson; Treat; Washburn; 



150. ABIAL (ABIEL) BENJAMIN (Joseph 3 , John ) born December 16, 
1716 at Preston, Conn, (vr 1-26); the son of Joseph and 
Elizabeth (Cook) Benjamin; bapt. April 28, 1717 at the First 
Church of Preston (cr 1-25); died at Griswold, Conn, on Oct- 
ober 19, 1819, age 101 (g.s.) (Church records 2-172 say he 
d. Oct. 14, 1818, age 104 and DAR records say d. Dec. 20, 
1820. To add to the confusion, an obit in Hale's Collection 
says he d. Oct. 20, 1819, age 104.) He m/1 December 16, 
1736 Judith (Judath) Ford at Preston, Conn, (vr 1-115), the 
dau. of John and Judath (Richards) Ford. She was bp. April 
15, 1716 at Preston (vr) and died November 26, 1777 at Gris- 
wold, Conn, (cr First Church of Preston 1-207). He m/2 on 
February 23, 1779 Margaret Wilberson (Willerson) of Ston- 
ington, Conn, at Preston (vr 6-6). She was born 1743 and d, 
October 7, 1825» age 82 (gs). Both Abial and Margaret are 
buried in the Griswold Cemetery lot #1-18, Rixtown Cemetery. 

In the records of the 1779 marriage to Margaret, the 
first name of the Benjamin is given as Mical. I believe 
that this is again a problem of interpreting poor handwrit- 
ing, and should indeed read Abial Benjamin. This would seem 
to be inforced with having a Margaret Benjamin buried in the 
same lot with him. 

Abial joined the Church at Griswold in 1736. He became 
blind in later life. He is listed in the 1790 Federal Cen- 
sus in New London Co., Conn, with 1-0-1. 

His will is dated August 2, 1806 and probated December 
27, 1819 (Norwich District 13 « 57) and names wife Margaret; 
sonsi Ezra, Jesse, Abial; and daus.i Lydia, "Juda", Anna, 
and Sarah. 

Children of Abial and Judith (Ford) Benjamin 1 

423. Lydia Benjamin b. July 27, 1738 at Preston (vr 1-115) ; 

bp. July 30, 1738 at Griswold, Conn. (First Cong, 
cr); m. September 20, 1759 Jesse Kimball of Pres- 
ton (vr 2-91). 

424. Jesse Benjamin b. August 1, 1740 at Preston (vr 1-115) 

bp. August 3, 1740 at Griswold (cr 1-69; probably 

died young. 
*425. Ezra Benjamin b. December 13, 1742 at Preston. 
426. Zipporah Benjamin b. November 23, 1744 at Preston, 

Conn, (vr 1-115). 
♦427. Abial (Abiel) Benjamin Jr. b. August 16, 1747 at 

Preston, Conn, (vr 1-115). 

428. Judith Benjamin b. April 11, 1750 at Preston (vr 1-115 

bp. May 20, 1750 (Griswold cr); m. February 22, 
1776 Peleg Sweet of Preston, Conn. (Preston vrl-154 

429. Anne (Anna) Benjamin b. May 7, 1753 at Preston (vr 1- 

115); bp. June 10, 1753 (Griswold cr 1-86); m. Aug. 
29, 1771 Samuel Prentice of Stonington, son of 
Elihu and Abigail (Jamison) Prentice. (Preston vr 
2-141 and Preston cr 1-46). Samuel b. Oct. 4, 1749 
(Note 1 One record says they were both "of Stoning- 
toni, but the Preston record says "both of Preston'.' 

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*430. Sarah Benjamin b. October 1, 1756 at Preston. 
*431. Jesse Benjamin b. October 28, 1758 at Preston (vr 1- 
115). 

432. Sallie (Sally) Benjamin; probably died young as not 

mentioned in father's will--or may refer to the 
above Sarah. 

Resources 1 p. 191-4 Rix Family Gen. , Thomas Rix; Hale's Col- 
lection of Conn. Vital, Church, and Cemetery Reoords? Brom- 
ley Gen. , Bromley, 1911; Wilson Papers; p. 308 Gen, of Will- 
iam Chesebrough . Widdey, 1903; Hartford Times N ov. 9. 1846> 
p~^ 363 Index to Obits in Mass. Centinel and Columbian Cen- 
tinel . 1784-1840, Vol. 1, 1961. 

7151. JOHN BENJAMIN (Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) birth date unknown; the pos 
sible son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Cook) Benjamin; died 
about 1788 at Griswold, Conn. 

This son is not always listed as a son of Joseph, al- 
though it is included in SOME records. 

There is a record of a Eunice Benjamin, b. 1729 in the 
vicinity of Boston and died August 15, 1772, age 43 years, 
the wife of John Benjamin, and is buried in Preston, Conn. 

There is also a record of a Lucy Benjamin, widow of John 
Benjamin of Preston, in the Second Church records. She died 
September 2, 1785. 

A will is on file and probated Jan. 1, 1788 in the Nor- 
wich, Conn, records. 

Children of John Benjamin; 

433. Nathan Benjamin bp. May 29, 1742 at Preston, Conn. 

(vr 7-9). 

Resourcesi Vital Records; Hale's Collection of Conn. Ceme- 
tery Records. 

170. JEMIMA BENJAMIN 1 * (John 3 , Joseph 2 , John 1 ) born February 2, 

1708/9 at Preston, Conn.;the dau. of John and Phebe (Larabee 
Benjamin; bapt. May 2, 1708 at Preston, Conn, (cr 1-20); and 
died before May 26, 1729. She married March 25, 1724/5 to 
John Utter, son of Thomas and Hannah (Cottrell) Utter. He 
was born January 29, 1703 at either Stonington, Conn, or 
Westerly, R.I. (records in both). He died before February 
22, 1741. John m/2 about 1731 Elizabeth Pooler of Westerly, 
R.I., the dau. of John Pooler. 

Jemima must have died before May 26, 1729, on which date 
John Pooler of Westerly was required to give bonds to "in- 
demnify the town agains any charge concerning John Utter* s 
child". As the baby John was born in Preston, Conn., West- 
erly did not wish to become liable for his support. Shortly 
after that time, the child must have been given into the 
care of his grandmother, for "John Utter, grandson of Phebe 
Randall" was bapt. November 28, 1731 at the Second Church of 
Preston (cr). 

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Children of John and Jemima (Benjamin) Utter i 

434. John Utter b. January 1726 at Preston, Conn.; bp. Nov. 

28, 1731 at Preston (cr); m. Hannah . He was 

"of Richmond" in 1749 and may have been the John 
Utter who was "of Salem, N.Y. in 1757". On Jan. 
1744/5 being "of Preston, and a minor over 14 and 
under 21" he chose Daniel Morgan of Preston as his 
guardian and on Nov. 4, 1747, just a few days befor 
he came of age, he and his wife, Hannah, signed a 
quit cliam to his right to lands "that my honored 
grandfather, Mr. John Benjamin, formerly of Preston, 
dec'd, died seized of". (Land Rec Preston Vol. 6 
p. 52). 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Pooler) Utter t 

Abraham Utter b. Nov. 1732 at Westerly, R.I. He is 
the ancestor of the present Utter family in R.I. 

Eleanor Utter. 

Isaac Utter. 

Jemima Utter... all born at the "usual two year inter- 
vals" . 

Resourcesi p. 25. 45, 64 Nicholas Utter of Westerly. R.I. , 
Utter, 1941. 

171. MERCY BENJAMIN (John 3 , Joseph 2 , John 1 ) born August 18, 1709 

at Preston, Conn. j the dau. of John and Phebe (Larabee) Ben- 
jamin; bp. September 25i 1709 at Preston, Conn. She married 
March 28, 1732 William Wedge of Preston, Conn. (Norwich vr 

1-139). 

An acknowledgement was made at Preston on January 14, 
173^/5 by William Wedge of Preston, and his wife Marcy, 
one of the daus. of John Benjamin of said Preston, dec'd, 
to land deeded them by her brother John Benjamin. 

Vital records indicate that William was "of Preston" but 
Mercy was "of Norwich". Until 1786, the town of Norwich in- 
cluded a strip two miles wide on the east side of the Thames, 
Quinebaug, and She tucket Rivers. 

On Sept. 6, 1737. John Benjamin gave a quit claim to 
"loving sister Marcy Benjamin, alias Wedge, and to William 
Wedge, right to some land that was set out to my sister be- 
fore her marriage — land bounded by Joseph Prentice, to a 
stone in the ground, near the Pachaug River, and so bounding 
up the stream by sd river to land set out to my sister 
Phebe". (Land Rec, Preston, 5-59). 

On that same day, William Wedge of Voluntown, County of 
Windham, Conn., and wife Marcy, acknowlege that they have 
"received of their brother, John Benjamin of Preston, our 
full part of ye lands that our honored father, John Benjamin, 
late of Preston, dec'd, died siezed of, by two quit claim 
deeds bearing the dates Jan. 14, 1734/5 and Sept. 6, 1737. 
(Ibid, 5-50). 



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Children of William and Mercy (Benjamin) Wedge i 

435. Jemima Wedge b. December 21, 1732 at Preston (vr); 

m. May 22, 1753 Jacob Stanton, b. 1732. (She was 
"of Stonington" at the marriage. 

Resources 1 The Ben.jamin Family of Norwich and Preston. Conn. . 
Mrs. E. E. Rogers, 1917; American Gen. 

172. ELIZABETH BENJAMIN (John 3 , Joseph 2 , John 1 ) born March 13, 

1711 at Preston, Conn, (vr 1-84); the dau. of John and Phebe 
(Larabee) Benjamin; died March 20, 1797 at Preston, Conn. 
(Second Church or Pachaug Church cr 1-216). She married on 
December 10, 1731 (Norwich vr 1-146) John Back of Norwich. 

On April 26, 1739 John Back, formerly of Norwich, Conn. , 
of late residing in Preston, for 40 pounds gave a quit claim 
with his wife, Elizabeth, "to all right to lands of our 
honored father, Mr. John Benjamin, late of Preston, dec'd, 
to brother John Benjamin of Preston" . 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Backi 

436. Daniel Back b. June 15, 1732 at Preston (vr 1-29). 

437. John Back b. October 22, 1734 at Preston (vr 1-29). 

438. Judah Back b. July 10, 1737 at Preston (vr 1-29). 

439. George Back b. July 28, 1739 at Pre ston (vr 1-29); m. 

Sept. 17. 1761 at Plainfield, Conn, to Hannah 
Russell. He d. May 5, 1825 at Hartland, Vermont. 

440. Jesse Back b. August 7, 1742 at Preston (vr 1-29). 

441. Elizabeth Back b. January 6, 1751 at Preston (vr 1-29) 

d. Jan. 16, I835 and buried on Joel Kinney's farm 
at Voluntown, Conn. 

Resources; The Benjamin Family of Norwich and Preston. Conn. 
Mrs. E. E. Rogers, 1917; Records of Mrs. Betty Church of New 
London, Conn. 

173. JOHN BEN J AM IN** (John 3 , Joseph 2 , John 1 ) born October 31, 1714 

at Preston, Conn.; the son of John and Phebe (Larabee) Ben- 
jamin; bapt. January 6, 1714/5 at the First Church of Pres- 
ton (cr 23-141); and died May 7, 1791 at Preston, Conn. 
(Griswold cr 1-213). He m/1 Margaret Jameson (Jennison/Jemi- 
son) of Stonington, Conn, on January 3i 1739/40 at Stoning- 
ton, Conn, (cr 4-41), the dau. of John and Abigail (Carter) 
Jameson. She was born June 21, 1716 at Stonington, Conn, 
and died October 13/18, 1769 at Preston. (Griswold cr 1-202). 
He m/2 Lois (?Louise) Palmer of Stonington, Conn, on May 11, 
1775. She died November 7, 1793. She was a widow, and had 
a dau. Marvel Palmer when she married John. John MAY have 
had another marriage in between the above two. There is a 
record of Eunice Benjamin, wife of John Benjamin, b. 1729 
in the vicinity of Boston, d. Aug. 15, 1772, age 43 and bur- 
ied in Preston, Conn. 

The Benjamin farm in Griswold (Preston), appears on map 
11, Town of Griswold, in the Atles by Ellis, Beirs, and 
Soule, New York and Danbury, Conn., 1868. John was listed 

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in the 1790 Federal Census under New London County, Conn. 

with i 1-1-3. 

The farm was located one fourth mile from the new Church 
of Preston, which was later the Pachaug Church or First 
Church of Griswold. 

He was a cordwainer (shoemaker or leather worker), and 
also a farmer. He belonged to the Second Church of Preston 
and had his children baptised there. 

John, as the eldest son, received, according to the old 
laws, a double portion of his father's estate. His father- 
in-law, or in reality, his step-father, was appointed his 
guardian in 1725 and on his coming of age and inheriting his 
share, he gave deeds for their portions to his brother and 
sisters. He, naturally, had the old homestead and when the 
new church was organized and built, his home was only about 
a quarter mile distant. This church grew in numbers and im- 
portance until it soon was nearly as strong as the churches 
in Norwich and Stonington. 

On April 5. 1766, calling himself 'yeoman', he deeded to 
his son David, "for love, goodwill and parental affection" 
two tracts of land in Preston. These two tracts of land 
were soldby David to his father in 1784, and were then left 
to Rozel Benjamin, who removed to Chester, Mass., and he in 
turn sold the lands on June 3 and June 6, 1791 and Feb. 13 » 
1792 to Joseph Button, Eleazer Prentice, and his brother 
Daniel Benjamin. (Land Records, Preston 8-89, 11-160, l6l, 
and 374). 

In 1770 his farm was the south bound of the Pachaug 
school district. In 1778, he and Eleazer Prentice exchanged 
some land (Ibid. 9-326) and on Nov. 15, 1788 he sold three 
lots of land in Preston to Elezer Prentice for 179 pounds. 
(Ibid 11-29). Another tract of about 12 acres "in the so- 
called neck, near the Patchaug River" was sold by him on 
May 14, 1789 to Moses Lester. (Ibid H-36). 

John's will was dated February 7. 1787 and probated May 
24, 1791 with Rozel Benjamin and Mr. Samuel Leonard and Capt. 
Eleazer Prentice, both of Preston, named executors. The 
inventory was taken May 24, 1791 and was valued at over 271 
pounds. The estate included 42 acres of land with buildings 
worth 200 pounds. John preserved and increased his patri- 
mony. He gave the southwardly part of his farm to son Dan- 
iel, and lands to sons David and Rozel. To his beloved wife 
the improvement of all the land he had given son Daniel, 
plus a riding horse and one cow, side saddle and bridle, 
household furniture, etc. At her death, the furniture was 
to be equally divided between her dau. Marvel Palmer and our 
dau. Lovise. He also left money to grandsons, sons of my 
son John, deceased, since he had given son John his full 
portion. He also mentions daus. Jemima Wheeler and Margaret 
Phillips. 

At the Probate Court on May 1791. Daniel Benjamin chose 
Capt. Eleazer Prentice as his guardian and in Hovember 1793 
Louise chose Jeremiah Phillips as her guardian. 

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His will is among the Norwich Probate Records, Vol. 8, 
Will p. 385 and inventory p. 387. 

Children of John and Margaret (Jameson) Benjamini 
442. John Benjamin b. November 20, 1740 at Preston; bapt. 
July 19, 1741 at Griswold (cr 1-70); died March 9, 
1743/4. 
*443. David Benjamin b. April 11, 1743 at Preston (vr 1-96). 
444. Jemima Benjamin b. August 3, 1745 at Preston; bp. Aug. 
11, 17^5 at Griswold (cr 1-76) j m. November 20, 
1766 to Nathan Wheeler of Norwich at Preston (Gris- 
wold cr 1-260), son of Edward and Thankful (Geer) 
Wheeler. He was b. Aug. 12, 1744 at Norwich, Conn. 
(vr p. 302). 
*445. Margaret Benjamin b. Oct. 25, 1747 at Preston, Conn. 
(vr 1-96). 
446. Abigail Benjamin b. November 10, 1749 at Preston; bp. 
Dec. 17, 17^9 (Griswold cr 1-80); d. October 25, 
1754 at Preston, age 5 yrs. (vr 2-85). 
*447 . John Benjamin b. December 25, 1751 at Preston, Conn. 
*448. Rozel (Roswell) (Ragel on some records) Benjamin born 
Januaryl9, 1755 at Preston, Conn. 

Children of John and Lois (Palmer) Benjamini 

449. Daniel Benjamin b. April 21, 1777 at Preston, Conn. 
(vr 2-85), 

450. Lovise (Louise) Benjamin b. October 9, 1779 at Preston. 

Resources; Preston, Conn. Town Records; Gen, of Park Benjam- 
in . Hoover, 1906; The Benjamin Family of Norwich and Preston , 
Mrs. E. E. Rogers, 1917; The Jamisons in Am. . Jameson, 1901; 
p. 14 Hist, of Wheeler Family in Am. . Wheeler, 1914, #18861; 
Book 4 p. 42 Early Conn. Marriages . ~Bailey; Benjamin Family 
of Peoria, 111. . F. A. Benjamin, 1921. 

174. JABE2 BENJAMIN (John 3 , Joseph 2 , John 1 ) born July 1716 at Pres 
ton, Conn.; the son of John and Phebe (Larabee) Benjamin; 
bapt. September 9» 1716 at the Second Church of Preston (cr 
1-24); died at Canterbury, Conn, before May 6, 1763. He 
married Rhoda Smith of Preston, Conn, on October 1737 at 
Preston. (Griswold cr 1-253). There is no data on her. 

They first resided at Preston, and two children were 
born there. They were admitted to the Second Church of 
Preston on August 5» 1739. "Dismissed" is written after the 
admittance. They then moved to Canterbury, where the births 
of these two children, plus six more are recorded. In the 
Congregational Church records of Canterbury, Rhoda was re- 
ceived on November 1, 1745 and had a sentence of noncommun- 
ion voted against her on February 6, 1755. Jabez was ad- 
mitted to the same church September 25. 1746 (cr p. 31). 

Jabez' s father died when he was three weeks old. In New 
London on July 14, 1725 Nathaniel Larabee of Norwich was 
appointed his guardian. 

On October 6, 1737 John Benjamin of Preston quit claimed 

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"to loving brother Jabez Benjamin" certain lands (Land Rec, 
Preston 5«54, 57 )> The next day Jabez Benjamin, yeoman, re- 
linquished to brother John Benjamin, rights in lands of 
"father, John Benjamin, dec'd" only excepting certain land 
which said John had acquited to Jabez. 

Children of Jabez and Rhoda (Smith) Benjamins 
451. Samuel Benjamin be. 1738; bp. August 5. 1739 at Gris- 
wold (First cr 1-68). 
♦452. Mercy Benjamin bp. October 23, 1743 at Preston, Conn. 
(First Cong, cr 1-68). 

453. Bethiah Benjamin b. October 23, 1743 at Canterbury, 

bp. October 23, 1743 (First Cong, cr 1-68); died 
March 10, 1749/50 at Canterbury (vr 1-79.96). 

454. Sarah Benjamin b. February 4, 1746 at Canterbury; per- 

haps m. June 3i 1765 Samuel Clark. (Boston vr). 

455. Ebenezer Benjamin b. February 4, 1746/7 at Canterbury, 

Conn, (vr 1-79). 

456. Phillips Benjamin b. ? in Canterbury. 

457. Daniel Benjamin b. May 19, 1752 at Canterbury, Conn. 

(vr 1-79). There is a record of a Daniel Benjamin, 
farmer, b. Conn. c. 1752, who enlisted July 5.1775 
with the Orange Co., N.Y. Troops. ( New York Hist . 
Poet . Vol. 15 p. 166). 
*458. Bethia Benjamin b. March 8, 1754 at Canterbury, Conn. 
(vr 1-96). 
?*459. Barzillai Benjamin be. 1759. 

Resources! Gen, of Park Benjamin . Hoover, 1906; Book 5 p. 35 
Early Conn. Marriages , Bailey; Records of Cong. Church in 
Canterbury. Conn. 1711-1842 . p. 77, 102, 120, 173» Hale's 
Collection of Conn. Church Records; p. 140 Vol. 29 Daus. of 
Founders and Pat, of Am. ; Benjamin Family of Norwich and 
Preston, Conn. , Mrs. E. E. Rogers, 1917. 

184. JOHN BENJAMIN^ (John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born May 12, 1700 (or 
April 15. 1699) at Weathersfield, Conn.; the son of John 
and Ann (Latimer) Benjamin; bapt. May 12, 1700 at Weathers- 
field (cr SM-22); died April 13, 1773 at Stratford, Conn., 
age 73 years, (gs). He is buried in the Churchyard of the 
Episcopal Church of Stratford Ferry. He married about 1723 
Mary Smith of East Hartford, Conn., the dau. of Philip and 
Mary (Bliss) Smith. She was born February 23, 1698/9 at 
Springfield, Mass. 

John came to Stratford about 1725. He is said to have 
been a goldsmith and to have made the weathercock still 
standing on the Episcopal Church tower. He purchased on 
Jan. 10, 1726 a certain piece of land, tenement, and shop 
at a place called Pond Brook, and the one-forth acre of 
land whereon the house and shop stood. The property he ex- 
changed in 1736 with Richard Rogets of New London, for a 
dwelling house near Stratford Ferry, and this he exchanged 
with Josiah Curtis for land, dwelling house and barn lying 
near the Old Society meeting house and six acres of land 

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lying at a place called Intack. 

On Jan. 4, l?25/6 John was a witness for the will of 
Philip Smith of Hartford. ( Early Conn . Probate Vol.2 p. 576). 
On Oct. 26, 1726 he took the inventory of the estate of 
Mathias Treat of E. Hartford. (Ibid, p. 593). And on Feb. 
30, 1729 his land in Hougoanum is mentioned in the will of 
David Forbes. He also took the inventory of the estate of 
David Forbes on that date. (Ibid Vol. 3 p. 48). 

In the Commemorative Biographical Record of Fairfield 
County by Beers, 1899 1 it says this about the Benjamin fam- 
ily! "One of the wealthiest and most influential in the town 
of Stratford. . .It' s members have distinguished themselved in 
various lines of effort and by inter-marriage the family has 
become related to many others of note" . 

John's will was dated May 29, 1770 and probated April 23 
1773. On March 23, 1735 John and Mary Benjamin of Stratford 
for 20 pounds, sell to "our brother David Smith of Hartford" 
other lands in Hartford, east of the river. 

(Note 1 Dr. Wilson said that some of the descendants of 
Mary Smith Benjamin insisted that the line was John 1 , John 

(m. Lydia Allen), John^(m.Mehitable ), and John 4 " (m. Mary 

Smith). Others insisted that John-* m. Mary Smith. The 
latter seems unlikely, as John 3 died in 1708 and John and 
Mary Smith's first child was born in 1728. Both Bond and 
Hinmann give it as shown above.) 

Children of John and Mary (Smith) Benjamin i 

*460. Mary Benjamin be. 1724, prob. at E. Hartford, Conn. 

*46l. Eunice Benjamin b. 1726 or 1728 at Stratford, Conn. 

*462. Phillip Benjamin b. May 1729 at Stratford, Conn. 

*463. John B. Benjamin Jr. b. August 28, 1731 at Stratford. 

*464. George Benjamin b. February 28, 1733 at Stratford. 

*465. Sarah Benjamin b. January 1736 at Stratford. 

*466. Ann (Anna) Benjamin be. 1738 at Stratford. 

Resourcesi p. 26 Foote Hist, and Gen. ; p. 332 Hist, and Gen. 
of Families of Old Fairfield . 1932; Brown. Foster, and Re- 
lated Families, 1967; p. 1146 Hist, of Stratford . Orcutt, 
1886; Wilson Papers; Records of Irving Benjamin of Pacific 
Grove, Calif; Vol. 29 Nat. Cyclopaedia Of Amer. Bio. ; Hist. 
of Watertown, Mass. . Bond. 

186. SAMUEL BENJAMIN^ (John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born May 30, 1708 at 

Hartford, Conn, (vr); the son of John and Hannah (Stow) Ben- 
jamin; died about 1797 at Stratford, Conn. He married March 
22, 1731 Elizabeth Bostwick (Bostinck/Bostink) of New Mil- 
ford, Conn, at Stratford, Conn. She was the dau. of Joseph 
and Ann (Buzz/Buss) Bostwick. There seems to be no data for 
her, but an Elizabeth Benjamin died Nov. 3» 1759t age 63# 
and is buried in the Manchester, Conn. Cemetery lot #1-104. 
(be 1695/6.) 

In the East Hartford, Conn. Town Records of November 10, 
1773 Samuel Benjamin sold some land. His will is dated July 
12, 1796 and was probated February 6, 1797 (Stratford Rec- 

63- 



ords 3 i 204). It names Elnathan as executor and Hannah, 
Abigail, and Elnathan receive the whole estate. 

He is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Stratford, 
Fairfield Co., Conn, withi 1-0-1. 

Children of Samuel and Elizabeth (Bostwick) Benjamins 
*467. Hannah Benjamin bapt. January 1732/3 at the Congrega- 
tional Church in Stratford, Conn. 
468. Abigail Benjamin bapt. January 1754 at the Episcopal 
Church at Stratford, as an adult. 
♦469. Elnathan Benjamin be. 1737/8 at Stratford, Conn. 

Resources! Wilson Papers ; Gen, of Puritans of Conn. . Hinman, 
1852; Hist. of Old Fairfield . Jacobus, 1932, Vol. 1 p. 93; 
p. 10 Hale. House, and Related Families . Jacobus, 1952 ; 
p. 1147 Hist. of Stratford . Conn., Orcutt; p. 254 Vol 29 Dau. 
of Pat, and Found, of Am. ; Records of Mrs. Byron Janes of 
Storrs, Conn. 

187. CALEB BENJAMIN** (John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born July 15. 1710 at 

Hartford, Conn, (vr FFS-57); the son of John and Hannah 
(Stow) Benjamin. His death date is unknown. He married Oct 
ober 25, 1733 at Hartford, Conn. (Private rec.) Dorothy 
Gaines (Gains). 

Caleb's name first appears among the town records in 
1768. In the East Hartford Town Hall records he sold land 
on January 12, 1754. 

The Reverened Mr. James Wellman began preaching in Wind- 
sor, Conn, in 1745 and payment of his salary was given in 
bond by 9 citizens of Windsor, including Caleb Benjamin. 

Children of Caleb and Dorothy (Gaines) Benjamini 
*470. Caleb Benjamin 

471. Jonathan (John) Benjamin bp. August 28, 1736 at E. 

Hartford, Conn, (cr p. 23). 

472. Dorothy Benjamin bp. April 22, 1739 at E. Hartford. 

(private rec. p. 20). 

473. Daniel Benjamin bp. June 7» 1741 at E. Hartford; per- 

haps d. 1807 (E. Hartford vr 1-65). 

474. Allen Benjamin bp. February 3, 1744 at E. Hartford, 

Conn, (private rec. p. 23). 

Resources! p. 60 Hist, of East Hartford . Goodwin, 1856; 

p. 137 Desc. of Thomas Wellman of Lynn. Mass. . Wellman, 1918; 

Conn. Church Records collected by Hale. 

188. GIDEON BENJAMIN (John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born about 1712 at 

Hartford, Conn.; the son of John and Hannah (Stow) Benjamin; 
died after 1762. He married April 6, 1736 (Hartford private 
record p. 16) to Amy Spencer, dau. of Desborough^ and Abig- 
ail (Elmer) Spencer. She was bapt. August 6, 1717 at East 
Hartford, Conn. 

Gideon was 'Collector' November 25. 1756 at Hartford. 
(Conn, cr 1-110). "Ame" Benjamin was admitted to the church 
August 6, 1757. (E. Hartford cr 1-2). 

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Gideon was the executor of his father's estate and re- 
siduary legatee. On October 2, 1?62 Gideon sold to 'his 
brother, John of Stratford' a certain home lot in E. Hart- 
ford. In the E. Hartford Town Hall records, on July 15, 
17^9 Gideon sold land; on April 5, 1749 John Benjamin sold 
land to Gideon; and on May 3, 1754 Gideon again sold land. 

There is a possibility that Gideon was married twice, 
and that Amy was his second wife. (Since some of the child- 
ren seem to have been born before 1736, that possibility 
would seem to have to be open. ) 

Children of Gideon and Amy (Spencer) Benjamint 

*^75. Jonathan Benjamin be. 1737 at E. Hartford, Conn. 
476. Hannah Benjamin bp. May 21, 1738 at E. Hartford, Conn, 
(private rec. p. 18). 

*477. Gideon Benjamin. 

?478. Benoni Benjamin be. 1740. (This is a possible place- 
ment.) There is a record of a m. of Benoni Benjam- 
in to Naomi Burnham b. July 20, 1743, the dau. of 
Timothy and Naomi (Gilman) Burnham of E. Hartford. 

*^79. John Benjamin 

*^80. Elisha Benjamin be. 1745 at E. Hartford. 

*48l. Amy Benjamin be. 1747 at E. Hartford, Conn. 

Resources « p. 10 Hale, House, and Related Families. Jacobus, 
1952; Gen, of Puritans of Conn. , Hinman; p. 60 Hist, of E. 
Hartford. Conn. , Goodwin; Vol. 27 p. 174 American Genealog- 
ist ; p. 113 Thomas Burnham Gen. . Burnham, 1894; Conn. Shurch 
Records collected by Hale. 

189. DAVID BENJAMIN (John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born about 1716 at Hart 
ford, Conn.; the son of John and Hannah (Stow) Benjamin. He 
died between June and Sept. 1749 at Hartford, Conn. He mar- 
ried May 1741 Ruth May Burnham, perhaps the dau. of Samuel 

and Ruth ( ) Burnham. She m/2 Amaziah Ashman of Canaan, 

Conn. She may have m/3 Wood. 

According to E. Hartford Town Hall Records, on December 
15, 1746 John Benjamin sold land to David. 

David's will was dated June 6, 1749 and probated Sept. 
4, 1749 and the inventory was taken September 4, 1749 and 
his estate was vaiied at over 221 pounds. The widow Ruth was 
the executor and appointed guardian of the children on 
February 4, 1752. Ruth and Samuel Burnham of Hartford gave 
bonds for 1000 pounds. The children's names and ages were 
given in these records as 1 Samuel 7 years; David about 4 
years; and Jonathan about 2 years. 

The children, Samuel, David, and Jonathan were all men- 
tioned in the will of their grandfather, John Benjamin. 
(Vol. 17 p. 3-5, 8-10). 

On Dec. 1755 Jonathan Hills signed the following state- 
ment; "I, the subscriber, after 20 days of advertising being 
set up, did on the 26th day above, at the dwelling house of 
Russell Woodbridge, sell to the highest bidder about 20 rods 
of the land with part of the dwelling house, being in Hart- 

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ford, east side formerly belonging to David Benjamin for 
over 110 pounds to Gideon Benjamin of Hartford. Said land 
butted west and north on the land of Timothy Williams, east 
on the highway, and south on Gideon Benjamin's land". 
On November 26, 1749 Mrs. Ruth Benjamin 'owned ye 
covenant' at E. Hartford Church, (cr Vol. 1 p. 11). 

Children of David and Ruth (Burnham) Benjamin i 
♦482. Samuel Benjamin be. 1742/3 at Hartford, Conn. 

483. David Benjamin be. 1745/6 at Hartford. 
*484. Jonathan Benjamin be. 1747/8 at Hartford, Conn. 

Resourcesi Vol. 16 p. 327, Vol. 17 p. 60 Probate Court Rec- 
ord. Hartford. Conn. ; Hist, of Watertown . Bond; Vol. 3 p. 327 
Early Conn f Probate Records ; Wilson Papers; Records of Ron- 
ald K. Branch of Rutherford, N. J.; Hale's Collection of 
Conn. Church Records. 

192. ABIGAIL BENJAMIN (John 3 , Abel 2 , John 1 ) born March 23, 1706/7 
at Charlestown, Mass.; the dau.of John and Elisabeth (Carter 
Benjamin; bapt. as an adult at First Church of Charlestown 
on November 19» 1721; died after 1756. She m/l James 
Remick (Rennick) (intentions) September 5. 1729 at Charles- 
town. He was the son of Jacob and Mary ( ) Remick. He 

was born January 23 . 1701 at Kittery and died about 1740, 
possibly lost at sea. She m/2 (published) April 20, 1751 
Samuel Henshaw of Charlestown and Medford, the son of Thomas 
and Hannah (Cleveland) Henshaw. He was born March 13 » 1688 
at Wolburn, Mass. and died before 1756, probably at Medford, 
Mass. Abigail was nearly 20 years his junior. 

James is said to have been a decorative painter and well 
skilled in that trade, but his deeds describe him as a ship 
carpenter. James was taxed at Charlestown in 1729, 1737, 
and 1742 and his tax abated in 1730, 1731. 1732, and is 
listed in 1740 as "dead". By the terms of his father's will 
he was to receive ten shillings. One hundred and forty gold 
pistoles were left in the hands of Isaac Johnson of his 
account in August 1745. Lt. Remick thought James was still 
alive in 1746, despite the above record, and further states 
that he seems to have disappeared from the family. 

On Nov. 8, 1733 James "Remech" of Newbury, Ship Carpen- 
ter and wife Abigail Remick, the great grand dau. of Richard 
Foxwell, late of Scarborough, County of York, sold to Will- 
iam Pepperrell, Jr. of Kitterly lands and marsh which Rich- 
ard Foxwell had in the Towns of Scarborough and Biddleford. 
On Nov. 30, 1739 William Windover and his wife Elizabeth, of 
Charlestown, Sadler, acknowledged a quit claim given by 
James and Abigail Remick to House and Land in the estate of 
their father, John Benjamin. 

James Remick died intestate and before his estate was 
brought to Court, guardians were appointed for two of the 
children. January 29, 1749 Moses Herrington and William 
Butterfield, both of Cambridge, were appointed guardians for 
Benjamin and on Nov. 17, 1755 John Wyeth of Cambridge was 

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appointed for Abigail, age about 19 years. 

Benjamin also died, and an account of his administration 
of his father's estate is noted in Middlesex Probate I8656. 
On March 2?, 1755 David Remick, John Hall, and John Mullakin 
all of Haverhill, were appointed administrators of the 
estate of James Remick. The inventory was taken January 28, 
1757 and amounted to over 404 pounds. 

Samuel Henshaw was taxed at Charlestown from 1727 to 
1737 and was living in Medford, Mass. in 1755, when he and 
his wife quit their rights as heirs to John Benjamin, to a 
lot of land in Rope Lane, etc. to James Bradish; and that 
Abigail Henshaw of Medford, widow of Samuel, conveyed her 
rights to a lot next to the above in 1756. 

Children of James and Abigail (Benjamin) Remick 1 

485. Benjamin Remick b. April 28, 1731 (or b. Feb. 22, 1732) 
at Charlestown, Mass.; died unm. about 1752 at 
Cambridge, Mass. The inventory of his estate was 
taken March 5. 1753 with an amount of 122 pounds 
and no land. (Middlesex Probate, I8655). 

486. David Remick b. February 22, 1732/3; m. Susanna 
Whittier. He was a glazier and painter and resided 
at Charlestown and Haverhill. 

487. Joseph Remick b. September 25, 1734} prob. d. young. 

488. Abigail Remick b. October 20, 1736; m. at Cambridge, 
Mass. August 1, 1765 Edward Maylem (Maylern/Maylin/ 
etc.) of Boston, perhaps the son of John and Anne 
( ) Maylem. 

Resources! p. 59 Gen, of Cleveland Fam. . Cleveland, 1891? 
Boston Transcript Feb. 1, 1815; p. 28 and 47 Remick Gen. . 
Winifred Holman, 1933. 

193. JOSHUA BENJAMIN** (Joshua 3 , Abel 2 , John 1 ) born August 22, 1725 
at Charlestown, Mass. ; the son of Joshua and Abigail (Phipps 
Benjamin; bapt. August 29, 1725 at the First Church of 
Charlestown. There is no record of a marriage or death, and 
the list of children below is purely a guess! 

Children of Joshua Benjamin 1 
*?489. John Benjamin. 
*?490. Charles Benjamin be. 1756-68. 
?491. Andrew Benjamin. 

196. JOHN BENJAMIN 4 (Joshua 3 , Abel 2 , John 1 ) born September 6, 1731 
or 1732 at Charlestown, Mass. ; the son of Joshua and Abigail 
(Phipps) Benjamin; bapt. September 10, 1731 at the First 
Church of Charlestown. He married November 19» 1753 
Margaret Phipps of Cambridge, Mass. (Boston vr). 

On January 1 and June 4, 1762 James Babcock of East 
Greenwich, R.I. bought from "Jonathan" Benjamin of E. Green- 
wich for 1200 pounds, 60 acres of land with dwelling, fences, 
ways, wood, and water rights in Exeter and West Greanwich. 
In this deed he is also called "John" Benjamin. On April 19 

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1796 Jonathan Benjamin sells to David and Thomas B. Benjamin 
for 600 silver dollars, 60 acres of land in East and West 
Greenwich. 

Jonathan is in the 17?4 Exeter, R.I. Census with 2 males 
over 16, 1 male under 16, 1 female over 16, and 2 females 
under 16. In the 1790 Federal Census he is listed for 
Exeter, R.I. and had 1-1-2. 

In 1755 he bought one-fourth of a house from Ebenezer 
Welch and wife Abigail. He also shared in E. Austin's 
estate. Margaret Benjamin became a member of the Baptist 
Church in Exeter in October 1777. 

Children of John and Margaret (Phipps) Benjamin 1 
*492. David Benjamin b. before 1755. 
*493. Samuel Benjamin be. 1756. 
*494. Thomas Benjamin be. I76O. 
*495. Silas Benjamin b. 1760-70. 
^96. Margaret Benjamin; m. July 2, 176^ Anthony DeCost. 
(Boston vr). This may be the second marriage of 
her mother, and not the record of a daul 

497. Ann Benjamin; m. Dexter. 

*498. Mary Benjamin; m/l James Sweet; m/2 Spencer; m/3 

Place. 

Resources 1 Wilson Papers; Records found in deed in Rhode 
Island by Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass.; p. 162 
1774 Census of R. I. . Bartlett, 1858. 



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Chapter 6 

GENERATION V - JOHN LINE 

202. LYDIA BENJAMIN^ (Daniel 24- " 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born October 25, 1722 at 
Weston, Mass. (vr); the dau. of Daniel and Mary (Bond) Ben- 
jamin. She married July 26, 1743 at Waltham, Mass. (vr) 
Thaddeus Ward of Waltham. He was the son of Caleb and Sarah 

( ) Ward and was born June 5. 1720/1 at Newton, Mass. and 

died November 19 t 1770 at Waltham, Mass. 

Children of Thaddeus and Lydia (Benjamin) Wardi 
♦499. Benjamin Ward b. June 4, 1744. He m. Mehitable Benjam 
in. (For his carry down, see #229.) 

500. Thaddeus Ward Jr. b. November 5, 1745 at Waltham. 

501. Sarah Ward bp. March 29, 1747. 

502. Caleb Ward bp. November 27, 1748; m. Rebecca Foster of 

Ashburnham, Mass., the dau. of Jeremiah Foster. 

503. Infant; died December 10, 1752. 

504. Samuel Ward bp. October 27, 1754. 

505. William Ward? d. June 4, 1757. 

Resources 1 p. 619 Hist, of Watertown . Bond; Boston Trans- 
cript August 9» 1909. 

20 5. MARY BENJAM IN ^ (Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) with a birth record of 
January 21, 1730 , though there is also a bapt. record at 
Waltham (vr) for January 30, 1726. She is the dau. of 
Daniel and Mary (Bond) Benjamin. She married March 10, 1747 
at Waltham (vr) Jonas Gale, the son of John and Lydia (Ben- 
jamin) Gale. He was born September 23, 1724 at Watertown, 
Mass. 

He married the dau. of his guardian, and soon after re- 
moved to Worcester, where he practiced the trade of jeweler 
until 1768, when he removed to Holden, where he died. His 
tombstone is still standing by his grave. Jonas served in 
the campaign for the relief of Fort William Henry in August 
1757 » but do not find his name among the soldiers of the 
Revolutionary War. His will was dated Sept. 30, 1784, only 
the day before his death, in which he gives i first to wife 
Mary, the use of the real and personal estate until the 
children become of age, if she remained a widow. Otherwise, 
only one third of the use. Secondly, to son Joshua 5 shil- 
lings in addition to what he had received; third, to dau. 
Mary L6 13s. 4d. in addition as aforesaid; fourth, to son 
Jonas, the jeweller's shop and L 47 3s. 7d. in addition to 
aforesaid money to other children. All the legacies to be 
paid when son Oliver arrives at 21 years of age. The will 

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was proved October 5, 1784 and wife Mary and son Jonas were 
appointed executors and the inventory appraised the estate 
at the amount of fc640 Is lOd. 

Children of Jonas and Mary (Benjamin) Galei 

507. Joshua Gale b. May 28, 1750; m. Mrs. Molly Hubbard. 

508. Mary Gale b. November 6, 1752; m. June 1, 1780 William 

Parker. 

509. Jonas Gale b. December 15. 1754. 

510. Sarah Gale b. July 29, 1759; m. November 21, 1780 Paul 

Raymond Jr. of Holden, Mass. 

511. Isaac Gale b. November 30m 1761; m. Susannah Moore. 

512. Abel Gale b. April 17, 1764. 

513. Lydia Gale b. January 20, 1767; m. March 7, 1786 

Solomon Smith of Holden, Mass. 

514. Susanna Gale b. April 30, 1769; m. March 20, 1792 

Ebenezer Wellington of Boylston. 

515. Oliver Gale b. May 30, 1771; m. 1795 Esther Wellington 

of Worchester. 

Resources! p. 5^> Gale Family Record , George Gale, 1866. 

208. ELIZABETH BENJAMIN^ (Jonathan , Daniel- 3 , John ) born January 

10, 1715/6 at Water town, Mass. (vr Vol. I); the dau. of Jon- 
athan and Annabelle (Eve) Benjamin; died about 1747. She 
married September 22, 1742 at Weston, Mass. (vr) Peter Nor- 
cross, son of Richard and Hannah (Saunders) Norcross Jr. He 
was born September 28, 1710 at Weston, Mass. and died 1777 
at Mendon, Mass. He may have m/2 Joannah (Hannah) Morse, 
dau. of Nathaniel Morse. 

There is a deed (Worcester Co., Mass. Vol. 80i372-3) 
mentioning Peter and wife Joanna and children; Mary, wife of 
David Ward, and Hannah. The deed is dated 1778. 

(Note 1 Hist, of Water town , Mass. by Bond lists Elizabeth 
as the dau. of Samuel and Mary ( ) Benjamin.) 

Children of Peter and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Norcross; 

516. Benjamin Norcross b. 1747; d. December 8, 1807, age 60 

years. (Cong, cr at Medford, Mass.) 

517. Daniel Norcross b. October 9, 1748 at Mendon, Mass (vr 

Resources! Manuscript by Joel Norcorss at N. E. Gen. and 
Hist. Society; Hist, of Milford, Ballou; Records of Mrs. 
Virginia Toner of Lodi, N.J.; Town of Weston Vital Records. 

209. MERCY (MARY) BENJAMIN ^ (Jonathan , Daniel 3 , John 2-1 ) born 

either October 8, 1714 or December 12, 1717 at Watertown, 
Mass. (vr Vol. I); the dau. of Jonathan and Annabelle (Eve) 
Benjamin. She married November 23, 1738 at Watertown Nathan 
Monroe of Concord and Carlise, Mass.; the son of Joseph and 

Elizabeth ( ) Monroe. He was born September 11, 1716 at 

Lexington, Mass. 

Children of Nathan and Mercy (Benjamin) Monroe i 

518. Mercy Monroe b. October 16, 1740 at Billerica, Mass. 

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519. Nathaniel Monroe b. December 24, 1742. 

520. Grace Monroe b. March 24, 1745. 

521. Amos Monroe b. May 31, 1747, 

522. Jonathan Monroe b. August 16, 1749. 

523. Hepzibah Monroe b. August 3, 1751. 

524. Stephen Monroe, a twin, b. August 3, 1751. 

525. Solomon Monroe b. September 13, 1753. 

526. Aaron Monroe b. September 14, 1755. 

527. Nathan Benjamin Monroe b. July 1759 at Billerica? bp. 

May 31, 1760 5 m. May 28, 1781/2 to Lucy Barrett 
b. 1761 in Mass. 

528. Isiah Monroe b. July 19, 1763 at Billerica, Mass. 

Resources 1 p. 81 Hist, and Gen, of Lexington Munroes . Rich- 
ared S. Munroe; Boston Transcript May 27, 1931 j Wilson Paper 

210. ANNABELLE BENJAMIN 5 (Jonathan , Daniel- 5 , John 2 " 1 ) born March 
11, 1720/1 at Watertown, Mass. (vr Vol. I)? the dau. of 
Jonathan and Annabelle (Eve) Benjamin. She married May 24, 
1739 at Water town or Waltham (rec. in both places) to Eben- 
ezer Wellington, son of John and Hannah (Morse) Wellington. 
He was bapt. September 14, 1718 at Watertown, Mass. 
They settled at Worcester, Mass. 

Children of Ebenezer and Annabelle (Benjamin) Wellington! 

529. John Wellington b. April 1, 1741 at Worcester; m. June 

2, 1763 Priscilla Heard of Holden, Mass. 

530. Sarah Wellington b. May 26, 1743. 

531. Annabelle Wellington b. November 12, 1745. 
*532. Ebenezer Wellington bp. May 8, 1748. 

533. Mindwell Wellington b. July 22, 1750. 

*534. Daniel Wellington b. April 24, 1753. 

535. Hannah Wellington bp. November 2, 1755. 

536. David Wellington bp. July 16, 1758? d. intestate 1793? 

m. Worcester Dec. 23, 1782 Patty Crawford and had 
issue? William b. 1784? Benjamin b. 1786? and Sarah 
b. 1792. 

537. Mary Wellington bp. November 8, I76I at Worcester? m. 

Alvin Howe of Shrewsbury, Mass. 

Resources? Hist, of Worcester and It's People . Nutt, 1919 
via Charles Dechand of Bloomfield, Conn.? Records of Mrs. 
John Yoder of Gettysburg, Pa.? Hartford Times March 27, 
1948? Boston Transcript June 15,1931. 

214. DANIEL BENJAMir.^ (Jonathan^, Daniel 3 , John 2 ' 1 ) born June 1, 

1731 at Watertown, Mass.? the son of Jonathan Sr. and Anna- 
belle (Eve) Benjamin. He was bapt. June 6, 1731 at Water- 
town (vr Vol. II) and married April 13, 1756 at Roxbury, 
Mass. to Mary Phillips. It is possible that he might have 
married second Elizabeth Chipman (Chisman on intentions) 
(Boston vr) on April 24, 1800, since there is no known data 
for Mary. 

After his father's death, Daniel was brought up by his 

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sister and her husband, Ebenezer Wellington. 

Children of Daniel and Mary (Phillips) Benjamin i 
*538. Daniel Benjamin bp. July 3, 1757 at Roxbury, Mass.(vr). 

539. Elizabeth Gleason Benjamin bp. July 30, 1758 at Rox- 

bury, Mass. (vr). 

540. Mary Benjamin bp. May 27, 1759 at Roxbury, Mass. (vr); 

probably died young. 

541. Sarah Benjamin bp. July 13, 1760 at Roxbury. (vr). 

542. Mary Benjamin bp. September 5» 1762 at Roxbury. (vr). 

543. Susanna Benjamin bp. January 6, 1765 at Roxbury, Mass. 

(vr); m. (intentions) in 1820 to Ebenezer Weld, Jr. 
at Roxbury. In Beacon Hill by Allen Chamberlain 
p. 233-4, mention is made that Susan Benjamin, later 
Mrs. Ebenezer Weld was assessed in 1801 for a neat 
new house and 'side rope walk; at #21 Pickney St. 
This was later sold to William Whitwell in 1824 and 
remodeled by him. 

544. Mindwell Benjamin bp. February 15. 1767 at Roxbury, 

Mass. (vr). 

Resources! Wilson Papers; Watertown Vital Records; Roxbury, 
Mass. Vital Records. 

215. MARY BENJAMIN^ (Jonathan , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) bapt. February 

16, 1734/5 at Watertown, Mass. (vr Vol. I); the dau. of Jona- 
than and Hannah (Bond) Benjamin; married February 26, 1756 at 
Waltham, Mass. to Jonas Hastings. He was the son of Joseph 
and Lydia (Brown) Hastings, and was born September 15. 1729 
at Waltham and died about 1771 at Waltham, Mass. 

(Note 1 In Bond's Hist, of Watertown . Mary Benjamin, wife 
of Jonas Hastings, is listed as the dau. of Samuel. In the 
Probate Court Records of Samuel Benjamin, his dau. Mary is 
mentioned as the wife of John Whitney. (Vol. 30 p. 317 of 
Middlesex Co., Cambridge Records.) 

Children of Jonas and Mary (Benjamin) Hastings 1 

545. Mary Hasting b. April 22, 1757 at Waltham, Mass. 

546. Jonas Hastings b. August 22, 1759; died young. 

547. Jonas Hastings b. July 15, 1762 at Waltham, Mass. 

Resourcesi Wilson Papers; Waltham, Mass. Vital Records; Rec- 
ords of Mrs. James R. McNamara of Fremont, Calif. 

216. WILLIAM BENJAMIN^ (Jonathan , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born January/ 

June 16, 1738 at Watertown, Mass. (DAR records say b. 1737); 
the son of Jonathan and Hannah (Bond) Benjamin; bapt. January 
18, 1738 at Watertown; and died December 1816 at Windsor, 
Vermont. He m/1 Sarah Child on January 2, 1760 at Waltham, 
Mass. (vr), the dau. of Daniel and Mary (Bright) Child. She 
was born August 11, 1740 at Waltham. He m/2 Dianah Cram 

(date unknown), dau. of Humphrey and Hannah ( ) Cram, who 

was born December 10, 1737 at Windham, Conn, and died Octo- 
ber 31, 1821 at Hartland, Vermont, age 84 (gs) and is bur- 
ied in the Ralph-Walker Cemetery in S. Woodstock, Vermont. 

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William may also be buried in the South Woodstock Cemetery 
without a head stone, since there are several empty spaces 
in the plot. Dinah had m/l Thomas Parke Rood of Norwich, Vt. 
He was the son of David and Joanna (Parke) Rood and was born 
in 1732 and died October 10, 1795/6. 

William moved to Ashburnham, Mass. soon after his first 
marriage. In 1771 he was on the "Grand List" (Boston Ar- 
chives; and was listed as having 1 horse, 1 mare, 2 cows, 7 
sheep, 2 pigs, 2 acres pasturage, 2 acres tillage, and k 
acres of English and upland hay. 

William and two sons served in the Revolutionary War. 
William was a private in Capt. Deliverance Dan's Co., Col. 
Asa Whitcomb's Regt. He marched April 19, 1775 and April 22, 
1775 to respond to an alarm and served six days. 

He was made deer reve at the first town meeting of Ash- 
burnham and was a Selectman in 1778. He is one of the ear- 
liest choristers on record, and led the choir for several 
years. 

He bought land in South Woodstock, Vermont about 1783 
and moved his family there in 1785. He was on the "Grand 
List" in Woodstock in 1787, with land valuded at 29 pounds. 
He moved to Berlin, Vermont in 1793 and sold his land in S. 
Woodstock in 1795. Both Asa and Levi lived in Reading-Wind- 
sor, and William may have died at their home. 

He is located in the 1790 Federal Census in the home of 
Abijah Capen in Windsor, Vermont, a son-in-law, 

Dinah and her first husband traveled from Conn, to Vt. 
by canoe. 

Children of William and Sarah (Child) Benjamini 

*5^8. Jonathan Benjamin b. July 30, I76O at Ashburnham, 
Mass. (vr). 

*5^9. Jonas Benjamin b. May 5» 1762 at Ashburnham. (vr). 

*550. William Benjamin b. August 1, 1764 at Ashburnham. (vr). 

*551. Sarah Benjamin b. August 2, 1766 at Ashburnham. (vr). 

*552. Josiah Benjamin b. June 19, 1769 at Ashburnham. (vr). 
553. Lucy Benjamin b. July 7, 1771 at Ashburnham; m/l Nath- 
aniel Moulton of Windsor, Vt. and hd no issue. She 
m/2 Charles Kendall. 

*55k. Mary (Molly/Polly) Benjamin b. July U, 1773 at Ash- 
burnham. 

*555> Hannah Benjamin b. August 7» 1775 at Ashburnham. 

*55&» Levi Benjamin b. September 7» 1777 at Ashburnham. 

*557. Asa Benjamin b. July 28, 1782 at Ashburnham. 

Resources 1 Hist, of Ashburnham . Stearns; Hist, of Watertown . 
Bond; Waltham, Mass. Vital Records; p. 9^3 Mass. Soldiers 
and Sailors in War of Rev. ; Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of 
S. Carver, Mass. and I. E. Bishop of Homewood, 111. and 
Marion Harris of Sudbury, Mass.; Boston Transcript March 6, 
1933. 

2 24. MARY BEN JAM IN ^ (Samuel , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born February 16, 
173V5 at Watertown, Mass. (vr Vol. I);the dau. of Samuel 

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and Mary (Hammond) Benjamin; married either May 3» 1753 
(prob. date of intentions) or July 4, 1753 at Waltham, Mass. 
(vr) to John Whitney, son of Elnathan and Sarah (Perry) 
Whitney. He was born March 3, 1730. 

John Whitney served in the Watertown Company in the Rev- 
olutionary War. 

(Note i Both Dr. Wilson and Bond have placed this Mary as 
the dau. of Jonathan. See #215.) 

In Probate Court Records (Middlesex Co., Cambridge, Vol. 
30 p. 317) shows receipts relinquishing property to Samuel 
Benjamin from John and Mary Whitney, Joseph and Elizabeth 
Willson, Josiah and Ann Morse, and Jonas and Lydia Mills. 

Children of John and Mary (Benjamin) Whitney 1 

558. Jonathan Whitney bp. March 21, 1755 at Watertown, Mass. 

559. Samuel Whitney bp. June 6, 1756. 

560. John Whitney Jr. bp. February 5. 1758 at Watertown. 

Resources 1 Wilson Papers; p. 647 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . / 
Bond; p. 53 Desc.of John Whitney . Pierce, 1895. 

22 5. SAMUEL BENJAMIN^ (Samuel , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born August 7, 

1737 at Watertown, Mass.; bapt. August 14, 1737 at Watertown, 
(vr); the son of Samuel and Mary (Hammond) Benjamin. He 
died September 26, 1829» age 94, at Watertown. He married 
Martha Cook of Watertown, the dau. of Stephen Cooke. There 
is no data on her. 

On September 15» 1771 Samuel Benjamin of Watertown paid 
100 pounds to clear the mortgage on property of his father. 
This was paid to Daniel McCarty of Boston and Mary, his 
mother, released her dower rights on this property. On Dec- 
ember 18, 1788 Samuel was paid 3 shillings for his labor on 
the Great Bridge and on May 5» 1788 was paid 4 pounds 2 shil- 
lings for boarding his Sister Wilson, by the town. 

On March 1, 1790 he was elected Tythingman at a public 
meeting of the Town of Watertown. 

Stephen Cooke of Watertown made a will on August 14, 
1757 and in dispursments of the estate named his eldest dau. 
Martha, wife of Samuel Benjamin. 

Samuel was a Sergeant in Capt. Craft's Co., Lt. Col. 
William Bond's 37th Regt. in the Revolutionary War in July 
and November 1775. On Nov. 1776 he was listed as a Sergeant 
with Capt. Daniel Whiting's Co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's Regt., 
which was mustered at Ticonderoga. 

A Samuel Benjamin Jr. was listed as a private in Capt. 
Samuel Barnard's Co., Col. Thomas Gardner's Regt. in April 
1775 for 3 days service. It is difficult to discern which 
Samuel Benjamin of Watertown these records are for, but your 
compilier feels they apply here. 

In the 1790 Census for Watertown, Mass. Samuel Benjamin 
is listed with 2-0-1. 

Children of Samuel and Martha (Cooke) Benjamin 1 
♦56l. Samuel Benjamin be. 1761 at Watertown, Mass. 

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Resources i p. 9^2 Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in War, of the 
Rev. ; Boston Transcript July 1, 1925; Index of Obits in Mass 
Centinel 1794-1840 . 196lt Wilson Papers. 

228. CATHERINE (CATEE) BENJAMIN 5 (Samuel\ Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 
March 6, 1745 at Watertown, Mass.; the dau. of Samuel and 
Mary (Hammond) Benjamin; bapt. March 24, 1744/5 at Watertown 
(vr), died February 12, 1818 at East Jaffery, New Hampshire. 
She married James Cutter (Cutting) on June 10/13, 1768 at 
Waltham, Mass. (vr). He was the son of Ger shorn and Anna 
(Fillebrown) Cutter, born March 27. 1742 and died April 13, 
1790 at E. Jaffery. They are both buried at E. Jaffery Cen- 
ter, N.H. (Note 1 Abbott Gen, says his mother was Mehitable 
Abbott.) 

James was a miller. They were dismissed from the church 
in Waltham to a church in Rindge, N.H. on Oct. 18, 1778, and 
afterwards were residents of E. Jaffery, N.H. 

Children of James and Catherine (Benjamin) Cutteri 

562. Catherine Cutter bp. July 24, 1769 at Waltham, Mass. 

563. Polly Cutter bp. May 3. 1?72 at Waltham; d. February 

28, 1773 at Waltham, Mass. 

564. James Cutter Jr. bp. May 27, 1776 at Waltham, Mass. 

Resourcesi p. 4l-2 Desc. of George Abbott . Abbott, 1906j 
Hist, of the Cutter Fam. of N.E. . Cutter, 1871; p. 28, 191 
Hist, of Watertown . Mass., Bond. 

229. MEHITABLE BENJAMIN 5 (Samuel^, Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born August 28, 
1748 at Watertown, Mass.; the dau. of Samuel and Mary (Ham- 
mond) Benjamin; bapt. September 11, 1748 at Waltham. She 
married Benjamin Ward of Waltham on December 3, 1767 at 
Watertown (vr. Also Waltham vr). He was the son of Thad- 
deus and Lydia (Benjamin) Ward and was born June 4, 1744 at 
Waltham and bp, September 11, 17^8 at Watertown, Mass. 

Benjamin Ward lived with his grandfather, Daniel Benjam- 
in, and settled Daniel's estate. He sold the real and per- 
sonal estate to Samuel Livermore, the highest bidder. 

Benjamin and Mehitable were cousins. 

Children of Benjamin and Mehitable (Benjamin) Wardi 

566. Daniel Ward b. March 7, 1768 at Waltham, Mass. 

567. Lydia Ward b. July 29, 1772 at Waltham. 

568. Benjamin Ward Jr. bp. June 10, 1774 at Waltham. 

Resourcesi p. 29, 619 Hist, of Watertown, Mass. . Bond. 

230 .WILLIAM BOND 5 (Elizabeth^, Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born December 20, 
1738 at Weston, Mass.; the son of William and Elizabeth (Ben 
jamin) Bond; died February 2, 1781. He married Mary Strat- 
ton on July 9, 1761. She was born December 20, 1742 and 
died November 11, I832. She m/2 Bezaleel Flagg on October 
2, 1781. He died August 19, 1806 and was "of Waltham, Mass'.' 
He had m/l Mary Headley in 175^. 

When William's father died, his half brother, Benjamin 

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Bond was made his guardian. 

Children of William and Mary (Stratton) Bondi 
*569. Elizabeth Bond b. October 3, 1762 at Weston, Mass. 
*5?0. Rhoda Bond b. November 14, 1765 at Weston. 
*571. Anna Bond b. June 30, 1?68 at Waltham, Mass. 

Children of Bezaleel and Mary (Stratton Bond) Flaggi 
Amos Flagg. 
(Notei Bezaleel Flagg had 7 children by his first wife.) 

Resources 1 p. 51 » 595 Hist, of Watertown, Mass. , Bond. 

233. JONAS GALE^ (Lydia , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born September 23; 1724 
at Watertown, Mass.; the son of John and Lydia (Benjamin) 
Gale. For his carry down, see #205. 

240. DAVID SANGER^ (Patience , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born May 23, 1727 
at Watertown, Mass.; the son of David and Patience (Benjam- 
in) Sanger. He married February 20, 1755 Lucy Learned who 
was born July 15, 1735 at Watertown, Mass. 

Children of David and Lucy (Learned) Sanger* 

572. David Sanger b. February 15, 1756 at Watertown, Mass.i 

m. 1788 Grace Sanger. 

573. Thomas Sanger b. January 8, 1758. 
57^. Nathaniel Sanger b. May 13, 1760. 

575. Benjamin Sanger b. February 23, 1762. 

576. Lucy Sanger b. April 15, 1764$ m. December 6, 1783 

Ebenezer Kent. 

577. Seth Sanger b. December 29, 1765. 

578. Jesse Sanger b. February 4, 1768. 

579. Joseph Sanger b. June 16, 1770. 

Resourcesi p. 336, 422 Hist, of Watertown, Mass. , Bond. 

242. WILLIAM SANGER^ (Patience , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born January 20, 
1730/1 at Watertown, Mass. ; the son of David and Patience 
(Benjamin) Sanger; died April 21, 1798. He married July 24, 
1755 Abigail Jennison, the dau. of Samuel and Abigail (Hol- 
den) Jennison. She was born October 7, 1736 and died Aug- 
ust 22, 1813. 

Children of William and Abigail (Jennison) Sanger 1 

580. John Sanger b. May 6, 1756; m. Amy Trask. 

581. Abigail Sanger b. February 2, 1758; m. October 19, 

1777 Cornelius Park of Boston, Mass. 

582. Lydia Sanger b. September 21, I76O5 d. 1846, age 86 yr 

583. William Sanger b. April 11, 1763; died young. 

584. Mary Sanger; m. October 29, 1783 David E. Morton. 

585. William Sanger bp. June 22, 17665 resided at Templeton 

Mass. 

586. Richard Sanger b. November 17, 1768; m. October 12, 

1791 Elizabeth Sanger, a cousin, dau. of Samuel 
and Grace (Harrington) Sanger. (See #595.) 

587. Abraham Sanger b. March 31, 1772; m. Caherine Goodhue 

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588. Aaron Sanger b. November 26, 1774; d. 1847; m. July 

12, 1801 Abigail Jackson. 

Resourcesi p. 422 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

243. NATHANIEL SANGER^ (Patience , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born November 

1773 at Watertown, Mass.i the son of David and Patience 
(Benjamin) Sanger. In 1761 he married Anna Russell. 

Children of Nathaniel and Anna (Russell) Sanger 1 

589. Catherine Sanger b. April 1762. 

590. Spencer Sanger b. March 10, 1764 at Watertown, Mass. 

Resourcesi Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

244. SAMUEL SANGER^ (Patience , Daniel 3 , John 2-1 ) born June 1, 1736 

at Watertown, Mass. 5 the son of David and Patience (Benjam- 
in) Sanger; died October 27, 1775 at Watertown. He married 
August 24, 1758 Grace Harrington , who was born February 23, 
1739/40. 

Children of Samuel and Grace (Harrington) Sanger 1 

591. Lydia Sanger b. January 8, 1759; died young. 

592. Samuel Sanger b. February 11, 1761. 

593. Grace Sanger b. January 20, 1763; m. August 17, 1783 

Josiah Learned, who was b. July 25, 1760. 

594. Anna Sanger b. February 12, 1769; m. October 16, 1785 

Paul Learned. 

595. Elizabeth Sanger b. April 3, 1771; m. October 2, 1791 

Richard Sanger, a cousin. (See #586). 

596. Daniel Sanger b. March 12, 1773; m/1 1790 Sally Jones; 

m/2 Widow Fuller; m/3 Emma Carter. 

Resourcesi p. 335, 423 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

248. LYDIA BALL^ (Mary\ Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born August 6, 1730 at 
Waltham, Mass.; the dau. of John and Mary (Benjamin) Ball. 
She married June 4, 1752 Josiah Hastings, son of Joseph and 
Lydia (Brown) Hastings, who was born February 22, 1727/8. 

Josiah Hastings was a Selectman of Waltham in 1776 and 
1777. 

Children of Josiah and Lydia (Ball) Hastings 1 

597. Lydia Hastings b. 1753? d. 1754. 

598. Lydia Hastings b. July 7, 1755; d. August 24, 1755. 

599. Susanna Hastings b. Januar 6, 1758; d. December 14, 

1784; m. April 4, 1782 Jonas Viles ( Vilas/Viale/ 
Vyall) of Waltham. He was born July 3, 1746 at 
Waltham, d. Oct. 8, 1799. He m/2 Irene Hastings 
on May 24, 1787. (See #601). 

600. Josiah Hastings b. April 4, 1760; m/l March 4, 1784 

Mary Flagg; m/2 Susan Flagg, widow of John Adams. 
He died June 30, 1843 and was the Captain Josiah 
Hastings of Weston. He had 9 children with his 
first wife and 7 with his second. 

601. Irene Hastings b. August 4, 1762; m. May 24, 1787 

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Jonas Viles, widower of her sister Susanna; had 5 
children. 

602. Samuel Hastings b. June 27, 1765; d. September 29, 

1803; m. June 13, 1795 Abigail Sterns. She m/2 
Deacon Thomas Bigelow of Weston. Samuel was a 
farmer at Weston. 

603. Isaac Hastings b. October 12, 1?68, 

604. Elijah Hastings b. December 28, 1771. 

605. Sally Hastings b. June 15, 1775? m. 1803 Ebenezer 

Chinery, who was b. January 23, 1765. 

Resource! Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

2 56. ELIZABETH BALL^ (Mary , Daniel 3 , John 2 " ) born May 22, 1742 at 
Waltham, Mass.i the dau. of John and Mary (Benjamin) Ball; 
died before December 1787 . She married June 7, 1757 Col. 

Samuel Lamson, son of John and Abigail ( ) Lamson. He 

was bp- September 19, 1736" and he m/2 December 6, 1787 
Elizabeth Sanderson, who in turn m/2 March 27, 1803 Samuel 
Wellington. 

Children of Col. Samuel and Elizabeth (Ball) Lamson 1 

606. Sarah Lamson b. October 10, 1760 at Watertown. 

607. Samuel Lamson b. January 14, 1763; m. intentions pub. 

April 9, 1785 to Miriam Stratton of Newton, Mass. 

608. Isaac Lamson b. July 7, 1765; m. Dec. 23, 1788 Abi- 

gail Fiske, dau. of Jonathan and Abigail (Fiske) 
Fiske. She was b. April 4, 1769, d. Feb. 19, 1844; 
m/2 July 1, 1801 Deacon Isaac Warren of Charles- 
town, Mass. 

609. Elizabeth Lamson b. February 9, 1768. 

610. Lydia Lamson b. July 22, 1771. 

611. Anne Lamson b. October 2, 1775? m. March 6, 1799 

Francis Child of Dedham, Mass. 

612. Elijah Lamson b. January 13, 1780 at Watertown; m. 

Oct. 2, 1806 Sally Mason Pierce, dau. of Isaac and 
Hannah (Mason) Pierce b. Nov. 6, 1785. She m/2 
Brown of Newton, Mass. 

Resourcesi Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

2 57. SARAH BALL^ (Mary\ Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born April 22, 1747 at 
Waltham, Mass.; the dau. of John and Mary (Benjamin) Ball; 
died April 28, 1768. She married October 21, 1762 Nathan 
Smith, son of Bradyl and Mary (Hagar) Smith. He was born 
December 7, 1742 and died February 1825. He m/2 December 
22, 1768 Sarah Reed of Lunenberg. (See #619). 

Children of Nathan and Sarah (Ball) Smith; 

613. Sally Smith b. December 11, I763. 

614. Bradyl Smith b. January 16, 1766; m. February 3, 1789 

Lois Garfield, b. March 13, 1768, the dau. of 
Joshua and Ruth (Hammond) Garfield. 

615. Abigail Smith b. February 17, 1768; d. August 1770. 

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Children of Nathan and Sarah (Reed) Smithi 
Nathan Smith b. July 26, 1769 . 
Faith Smith b. May 7, 1771. 

Resources! Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

259. MARY HAGAR 5 (William 4 , Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) bapt. December 26, 

171** at Waltham, Mass.; the dau. of William and Mary (Flagg) 

Hagar; died October 13. 1760. She married April 6, 1737^ 
Bradyl Smith of Weston, son of William and Mary ( — ) Smith. 
He was born December 20, 1715 and m/2 February 23, 1763 Mrs. 
Sarah White of Medford, Mass., who died November 5. 1765. 
He m/3 September 6, 1766 Ruth Flint, widow of Ephraim Flint 
of Lincoln, Mass. 

Children of Bradyl and Mary (Hagar) Smithi 

616. Beulah Smith b. December 26, 1736 at Weston; d. May 

15, 1738. 

617. Beulah Smith b. May 19, 1738 at Weston; d. June 29, 

1739 . 

618. Bradyl Smith b. February 7, 1739/^0; d. Oct. 3, 17^2. 

619. Nathan Smith b. December 7, 17^2; m. 1762 Sarah Ball, 

dau. of John and Mary (Benjamin) Ball, (see above 
#257 for carry down.) 

620. Bradyl Smith b. January 7, 17 W/5l d. Dec. 19, 17^8. 

621. Simeon Smith b. April 7, 17^6; m. Dorothy ™. 

622. Abigail Smith b. March 17,17^8, d. April 23, 62, 

623. Mary Smith b. September 3, 17^9; m. February 23, 177^ 

Jonathan Fiske of Athol, Mass. 

Resources i Hist, of W atertown. Mass.. Bond. 

260 WTLLI AM HAGAR 5 (William 4 , Sarah 3 , John 2 ' 1 ) bapt. November 7, 
?h0, wibLiAii * t Wal tham> Mass#J the son of William and Mary (Flagg) 

Hagar. He married January 17, 1753 Mary Warren, dau. of 
Jonathan and Sarah (Whitney) Warren of Weston. She was 
born August 17, 1723. 
Children of William and Mary (Warren) Hagar i 

624. Sarah Hagar b. October 31 . 1753; m. July 27, 1777 at 

Shrewsbury to Timothy Fay Jr. of Northboro. 

625. Abraham Hagar b. March 11, 1755; m. 1781 Dolly Newton, 

dau. of Charles Newton, b. 1766, d. Feb. 11, 178b. 
Abrahm m/2 Dec. 26, 1786 Thankful Newton, dau. of 
Elisha Newton. , 

626. Hannah Hagar b. August 31, 1756; m. Sept. 12, 17BO 

James Alexander at Shrewsbury. (Note; Bond has 
some question about this ra. ) 

627. Eunice Hagar b. January 5, 1757; m. 1781 Zachariah 

Sawtel of Northboro. (Note; Bond has some uncer- 
tainty about this m. ) 

628. Benjamin Hagar b. August 31, 1758. 

629 Mara Hagar b. December 2, 1761; m. 1785 at Shrewsbury 
Moses Fay of Bennington, Vt. (Notei Some question 
about this m. also.) 

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262. GRACE HAGAR^ (William , Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) bapt. June 16, 1?23 

at Waltham, Mass.; the dau. of William and Mary (Flagg) 
Hagar. She married January 13. 1747 Josiah Adams, son of 
George and Judith ( ) Adams of Cambridge Farms and Water- 
town. George Adams was a doctor. Josiah was born June 13 ■ 
1719 at Weston and died about 1771/2. 

Children of Josiah and Grace (Hagar) Adams 1 

630. William Adams b. October 4, 1747; m. Dec. 8, 1768 

Hannah Stratton. They had a dau. Sally Adams b. 
Aug. 16, 1769 at Weston, Mass. 

631. Joel Adams b. April 1, 1749; m. April 24, 1772 Lucy 

Whitney at Lincoln, Mass. 

632. Elijah Adams b. March 31, 1751 at Mendon, Mass.; d. 

Sept. 1751 at Weston, Mass. 

633. Judith Adams b. January 2, 1754 at Weston; d. June 8, 

1772 at Lincoln, Mass. 

634. Josiah Adams b. September 12, 1755 at Lincolni m. 

Sept. 19, 1785 at Braintree, Mass., Esther Wesson 
of Lincoln, Mass. (Notes Bond found that there was 
a Josiah Adams of Braintree, who m. Esther Wesson 
and he felt he was a son of Josiah.) 

Resources 1 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

263. SARAH HAGAR^ (William , Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) bapt. October 13, 

1723 at Waltham, Mass. t the dau. of William and Mary (Flagg 
Hagar. She married June 21, 1745 Elisha Fulham, son of 
Jacob and Tabitha (Whitney) Fulham, who was born June 26, 
1725 1 a month after his father was killed by Indians. 

Children of Elisha and Sarah (Hagar) Fulham i 

635. Tabitha Fulham b. March 10, 1745/6| m. July 11, 1764 

Josiah Coolidge at Weston (vr). He was born July 
1744. 

636. Sarah Fulham b. January 9, 1747/8: d. June 7» 1765 at 

Lancaster, Mass. 

637. Lucy Fulham b. September 26, 1754. 

638. Mary Fulham b. February 4, 1757. 

639. Martha Fulham, a twin, b. February 4, 1757. 

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264. ABIGAIL HAGAR^ (William^, Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born August 11, 
1724/5 at Waltham, Mass.: the dau. of William and Mary 
(Flagg) Hagar j died January 17, 1824. She married March 30, 
1749 (or 1747) Jason Livermore, son of Josiah and Thankful 
(Harrington) Livermore. He was born December 1, 1726 and 
died October 14, 1797. 

Children of Jason and Abigail (Hagar) Livermore 1 

640. Jason Livermore b. April 28, 1750; d. April 1, 1816; 

m. Mary Jackson; they had a dau. Martha Livermore 

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bp. in Shrewsbury Sept. 8, 1782. 

641. William Livermore b. January 20, 1752 j d. April 1806; 
m. Mary Bigelow. 

642. Abigail LivErmore b. June 1754; d. 1756. 

643. Abigail Livermore b. January 21, 1758; d. May 1833 » 
m, Silas Livermore. 

644. Josiah Livermore b. May 20, I76O1 d. Feb. I84l» m. 
Rebecca Worcester. 

645. Bradyl Livermore b. October 4, 1763 at Weston, Mass.i 
d. Sept. 24, 1845 at Paxton; m. May 2, 1785 Mary 

Flint, dau. of John and Mary ( ) Flint, b. Oct. 

16, 1766. Bradyl was a Justice of the Peace at 

Paxton, 

Resources; Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

265. DAM I EL H AGAR * (William , Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) bapt. October 23, 

1726 at Waltham, Mass.; the son of William and Mary (Flagg) 
Hagar; died May 13, 1775 at Lincoln, Mass. He married 
September 12, 1750 Sarah Travers of Framingham; the dau. of 
Joseph and Mehi table (Hagar) Travers. She was born April 
21, 1728. 

Children of Daniel and Sarah (Travers) Hagar. 

646. Micah Hagar b. June 8, 1755. 

647. Mehitable Hagar b. September 2, 1767. 

Resources 1 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

266. BENJAMIN HAGAR^ (William^, Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) bapt. October 23, 
1726 at Waltham, Mass.; the son of William and Mary (Flagg) 
Hagar; died March 23, 1758. He married September 11, 1750 
Abigail Warren, dau. of Jonathan and Sarah (Whitney) Warren 
of Weston. She was b. July 19, 1732. 

Children of Benjamin and Abigail (Warren) Hagar i 

648. Submit Hagar b. May 4, 1751/2. 

649. Elizabeth Hagar b. February 4, 1753. 

650. Abigail Hagar b. December 6, 1754. 

Resources 1 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. , Bond. 

271. ADONIJAH FLAGG^ (Sarah^" 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born April 9, 1713 at Wal- 
tham, Mass. ; the son of John and Sarah (Hagar) Flagg. He 
died February 20, 1755 and resided at Waltham. Marriage 
intentions were published April 1, 1749 to Mary Corey of 

Weston, the dau. of Samuel and Bethshula ( ) Corey. She 

was born at Lexington, Mass. February 19. 1724 and died 
January 28, 1767. 

Children of Adonijah and Mary (Corey) Flagg 1 

651. Isaac Flagg b. June 14, 1749. 

652. a child, who died young, b. July 14, 1753. 

653. Hannah Flagg b. February 8, 1755. 

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278. MARTHA HAGAR^ (John , Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born March 12, 1?27 at 

Water town, Mass.; the dau. of John and Sarah ( ) Hagar; 

died April 10, 1808 at Dumerston, Vermont (vr); married May 
28, 1750 at Weston, Mass. to Amos Rice, son of Ephraim and 
Sarah (Whitney) Rice. He was born September 10, 1727 at 
Worcester, Mass. and died May 31» 1807 at Dumerston, Vt.(vr 

Children of Amos and Martha (Hagar) Ricei 

654. Marcy Ricej m, Lt. Asa French. 

Resources! Hist. of Watertown. Mass. . Bond; Records of 
Richard W. Smith of Chevy Chase, Md. 

281. JOSEPH HAGAR^ (John 2 *", Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) bapt. December 26, 1731 

at Watertown, Mass.; the son of John and Sarah ( ) Hagar. 

Marriage intentions were published January 25, 1755 to 
Jerusha Ferguson. 

Children of Joseph and Jerusha (Ferguson) Hagar 1 

655. Ezekiel Hagar b. March 16, 1756. 

656. Sarah Hagar b. March 18, 1758. 

657. Jerusha Hagar b. March 1761. 

Resources! Hist, of Watertown. Mass. , Bond. 

283. LYDIA HAGAR^ (John , Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born August 25, 1736 at 

Watertown, Mass.; the dau. of John and Sarah ( ) Hagar. 

She married April 9, 1764 Daniel Coolidge, the son of 
Josiah and Deliverance (Warren) Coolidge. Lydia died April 
26, 1771 and he m/2 Anna . 

Children of Daniel and Lydia (Hagar) Coolidge 1 

658. Lydia Coolidge b. October 26, 1766. 

659. Charles Coolidge b. July 18, 1768 at Roxbury, Mass. 

660. Eunice Coolidge b. May 23, 1770 at Roxbury, Mass. 

Children of Daniel and Anna ( ) Coolidge i 

Warren Coolidge b. August 16, 1774 at Roxbury. 
Anna Coolidge b. April 11, 1776 at Weston, Mass. 
Jane Coolidge b. January 5, 1778 at Weston, Mass. 

Resources! Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

284. EBENEZER HAGAR ^ (Ebenezer , Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born March 16, 

1727/8 at Framingham, Mass.; the son of Ebenezer and Lydia 
(Barnard) Hagar. He married Abigail Stow of Marlboro on 
December 26, 1753. He was a wheelwright. 

Children of Ebenezer and Abigail (Stow) Hagari 

661. Joel Hagar. 

662. Ashbel Hagar. 

Resource! Hist, of Watertown f Mass. , Bond. 

286. WILLIAM HAGAR^ (Ebenezer^, Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born April 21, 
1733 at Framingham, Mass.; the son of Ebenezer and Lydia 
(Barnard) Hagar; died in 1811, age 78 years. He married 

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February 12, l?6l Sarah Stow of Marlboro. 

Children of William and Sarah (Stow) Hagan 

663. Ephraim Hagar b. February 16, 1764; d. Aug. 21, 1843 

at Framinghmai m/l Nov. 1789 Lucy Fairbanks; m/2 
Hannah Adams of Marlboro; m/3 Fanny Angiers of 
Framingham, who d. April 22, 1842, age 75 years. 

Resource 1 Hist, of Watertown. Mass .. Bond. 

287. THADDEUS HAGAR * (Ebenezer , Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born on an un- 

known date and died at Framingham, Mass, at the age of 40 
years, date unknown. He was the son of Ebenezer and Lydia 
(Barnard) Hagar. He married December 9, 1762 Lois Sawyer 
of Bolton. She died at Bolton. 

Children of Thaddeus and Lois (Sawyer) Hagar 1 

664. Calvin Hagar b. August 23, 1763. He died at sea. 

665. Lois Hagar b. January 31, 176? » m. Rumwell, and 

lived at Windsor, Vermont. 

Resource 1 Hist, of Watertown. Mass.^ Bond. 

288. JOSEPH HAGAR* (Joseph , Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born December 31, 

1736 at Waltham, Mass.; the son of Joseph and Grace (Bige- 
low) Hagar, He died at Waltham, Mass. October 1, 1776. He 
married May 3t 1764 Lois Fiske, dau.of Thomas and Mary 
(Pierce) Fiske. She was born October 16, 1741. 

Children of Joseph and Lois (Fiske) Hagar 1 

666. Joseph Hagar b. February 16, 1765; m. April 25, 1787 

Abigail Flagg. She was b. April 26, 1767, the 
dau. of Timothy and Elizabeth (Pierce) Flagg. 

667. Lois Hagar b. March 30, 1767; m. Sept. 23, 1784 Jacob 

Gale. 

668. Susanna Hagar b. August 20, 17691 m. April 14, 1787 

Joseph Garfield of Waltham, Mass. 

669. Miriam Hagar b. February 26, 1772 at Waltham; m. 1791 

Thomas Bigelow of Weston, son of Josiah and Mary 
(Harrington) Bigelow, b. August 11, 1768. He m/2 
about 1827 Rebecca . 

670. Grace Hagar b. May 10, 1774; m. Nov. 26, 1794 Abraham 

Fiske, and resided at Waltham and Weston, Mass. 

671. Anna Hagar b. June 9, 1777. 

672. Uriah Hagar b. August 26, 1776; d. April 1, 1841 at 

Waltham, Mass.; was Selectman of Waltham in 1805 
to 1815; graduated from Harvard University in 1798 
became a doctor. 

Resource; Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

290. WILLIAM HAGAR^ (Joseph^, Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born October 25, 

1741 at Waltham, Mass.; the son of Joseph and Grace (Bige- 
low) Hagar. He died March 31, 1782 and married October 6, 
1763 Mary Child, dau. of Daniel and Mary (Bright) Child 
of Waltham. Mary m/2 October 18, 1783 Abner Sanderson. 

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Children of William and Mary (Child) Hagari 

673. William Hagar b. January 1, 1765; m. June 16, 1?68 

Lydia Stearns, dau. of C. Stearns. She d. March 
31. 1792, age 29. 

674. Polly hagar b. May 13, 1766; d. 1772. 

675. Abijah Hagar b. February 7, 1769. 

676. Uriah Hagar b. June 12, 1771; d. Nov. 8, 1772. 

677. Polly Hagar bp. August 6, 1775! d. Sept. 22, 1778. 

678. Aaron Hagar b. February 28, 1778. 

679. Lydia Hagar b. September 24, 1780; m. 1802 Nathaniel 

Parks. 

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291. ISAAC HAGAR 5 (Joseph , Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born September 6, 

1742 at Waltham, Mass.; the son of Joseph and Grace (Bige- 
low) Hagar. He died January 17, 1791. On April 26, 1770 
he married Anne Bullard. Isaac was a Colonel in the Revolu 
tinnary War. 

Children of Isaac and Anne (Bullard) Hagar t 

680. Anna Hagar bp. June 9, 1771. 

681. Isaac Hagar b. May 12, 1773; d. Sept. 7, 1777. 

682. Joel Hagar bp. July 9, 1775; d. August 3, 1784. 

683. Jonas Hagar bp. June 29, 1777; d. August 3, 1784. 

684. Isaac Hagar b. July 22, 1779; m. May 19, 1804 Eunice 

Steadman. 

685. David Hagar b. October 14, 1781. 

686. Polly Hagar b. October 6, 1783; m. November 3, 1808 

Abraham Pierce. (Notei There is some question 
about this date.) 

687. Joel Hagar b. October 14, 1785. 

688. Henry Hagar b. July 17, 1789. 

Resourcssi Hist, of Watertown. Mass. , Bond. 

292. GRACE HAGAR 5 (Joseph^, Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born May 4, 1744 at 

Waltham, Mass.; the dau. of Joseph and Grace (Bigelow) 
Hagar. She died October 1, 1778 and married December 20, 
1764 Jonathan Harrington of Watertown. He was born January 
12, 1741/2 and m/2 March 10, 1779 Catherine Wyman, dau. of 
Rose Wyman. He and his second wife had 5 children. 

Children of Jonathan and Grace (Hagar) Harringtons 

689. Grace Harrington b. September 30, 1765. 

690. Lydia Harrington b. March 20, 1767; m. Sept. 13, 1783 

Moses Livermore of Waltham at Shrewsbury. He was 
b. March 31, 1759; d. April 14, I831 at Waltham. 

691. Susanna Harrington b. January 22, I769 at Shrewsbury. 

692. Anna Harrington b. September 1770. 

693. Sarah Harrington b. August 28, 1772; d. Aug. 1, 1775. 

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293. LYDIA HAGAR 5 (Joseph , Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born November 6, 1746 

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at Waltham, Mass.; the dau.of Joseph and Grace (Bigelow) 
Hagar. She died January 3, 1805 and on November 6, 1764 
married Deacon John Sanderson of Waltham. He was born on 
May 18, 1743. He was a Selectman of Waltham for 17 years, 
from 1779-08. 

Children of John and Lydia (Hagar) Sanderson 1 

694. Sarah Sanderson b. May 10, 1764 { m. April 13, 1784 
Thomas Clarke of Waltham, b. Feb. 26, 1762. 

695. Thomas Sanderson b. Jan. 13, 1766. 

696. Lydia Sanderson b. March 3, 1769i m. Capt. John Clark 
son of John and Alice (Greenwood) Clarke of New- 
ton and Waltham, Mass. 

697. Hannah Sanderson b. May 22, 1771j m. June 4, 1795 
Amos Livermore, son of Amos and Hepzibah (Coolidge) 
Livermore, b. Sept. 30, 1746. 

698. Grace Sanderson b. April 7, 1776. 

699. Polly Sanderson b. April 23, 1?80. 

700. Nancy (Ann) Sanderson b. January 21, 1783; m. June 13, 
1813 Samuel F. Coolidge of Bostonj son of Col. 
Moses and Hannah (Stowell) Coolidge j b. April 7, 

1780, d. 1883 at Boston. He graduated from Har- 
vard in 1798 and was a merchant in Boston. 

Resource 1 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

294. BENJAMIN HAGAR 5 (Joseph^, Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born January 26, 
1749/50 at Waltham, Mass. j the son of Joseph and Grace 
(Bigelow) Hagar. He died at Weybridge, Vermont in 1823. 
He married September 19, 1773 (possibly 1771) Esther Child 

of Weston, the dau. of Samuel and Esther ( ) Child. She 

was born April 15, 1751 and died in I837. 

Children of Benjamin and Esther (Child) Hagar 1 

701. Benjamin Hagar b. February 28, 1774. 

702. Betsey Hagar b. January 8, 1776; d. Oct. 9, 1843» m/l 
Aug. 29, 1795 Daniel Stearns. They had no child- 
ren. She m/2 July 12, 1807 at Waltham Joseph 
Stearns, bp. Sept. 22, 1765, the son of John and 
Martha (Harrington) Stearns. He became a farmer 
at Weybridge, Vt. in 1812, where he lived in 1847. 
Before that he was a blacksmith at Waltham. 

703. Esther Hagar b.July 12, 1778j d. July 12, 1778. 

704. Jonathan Hagar b. September 12, 1779i he became a 
merchant and banker in Middlebury, Vermont. 

705. Thomas Hagar b. October 19, 1781 j he m. and had a son 
in Buffalo, N.Y. 

706. Abner Hagar b. January 31, 1784j resided in Canada. 

707. Luther Hagar b. October 8, 1786; resided at Weston, 
New York 

708. Calvin Hagar b. May 12, 1789; resided at Weston, N.Y. 

709. Jonas Hagar b. May 21, 1791 » d. Dec. 10, 1791. 

710. Jonas Hagar. He was of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 

Resources 1 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

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29 5. JONATHAN HAGAR^ (Joseph , Sarah 3 , John 1 ) born April 31, 

1751 at Waltham, Mass.i the son of Joseph and Grace (Bige- 
low) Hagar. He died April 9. 1783 and married December 8, 
1774 Sarah Mixer, dau. of Josiah and Sarah (Mead) Mixer. 
She was born December 16, 1754 and m/2 October 14, 1784 
Nathan Viles. 

Children of Jonathan and Sarah (Mixer) Hagar i 

711. Jonathan Hagar bp. Sept. 10, 1775; died young. 

712. Jonathan Hagar bp. July 9, 1778 1 died young. 

713. Amos Hagar bp. November 14, 1779. 

714. Jonathan Hagar Jr. b. September 10, 1781 at Cambridge- 

port j d. August 18, 1851 at Cambridgeport j m. Nov. 
23 1 1805 Lois Mixer, dau. of Josiah and Eunice 
(Livermore) Mixer, bp. December 31 t 1786 t d. Aug. 
18, 1823. He m/2 June 5, 1826 Mary (Stone) Mixer 
of Weston, widow of Josiah Mixer of Cambridgeport. 

715. Sally Hagar b. April 25, 1783i m. May 5, 1830 Deacon 

John Barret of Barre, Mass. 

Resources 1 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. , Bond. 

296. SARAH TRAVERS^ (Mehitable\ Sarah 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born April 21, 

1728 j the dau. of Joseph and Mehi table (Hagar) Travers. 
She married September 12, 1750 Daniel Hagar, son of 
William and Mary (Flagg) Hagar. See #265 for her carry 
down. 

297. JOSHUA BENJAMIN^ (Jonathan^, Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born February 13, 

1720/1 at Watertown, Mass.j the son of Jonathan and Susanna 
(Norcross) Benjaminj died February 1766 at Concord, Mass. 
He married Sarah Ball of Concord on March 25, 1745 at 
Watertown, Mass. (vr Vol. III). She was born about 1726 at 
Concord, Mass. 

He was a cordwainer and moved to Concord, Mass. On Aug 
ust 1, 1743 Joshua took a mortgage for 300 pounds from 
David Sanger, blacksmith, and David Learned, miller. It 
was cancelled March 1745. (Cambridge Deeds 44 1 200). Joshua 
and Sarah signed another deed on April 25, 1746, on the 
sale of the mansion once owned by Joshua's grandfather, 
Abel Benjamin. (Ibid 52»3). Then, on January 3, 1760, 
Joshua of Concord sold to Edward Harrington all rights to a 
piece of land in Watertown, once owned by Jonathan Benjamin, 
his father. (Ibid 57»201). 

Shortly after Joshua's death, the Town of Concord paid 
for the boarding of his widow and daughter Susanna (then 
age 21) for five weeks. None of the other children were 
mentioned, and apparently he was not a man of means, as he 
owned no property in Concord. However, he had earlier sold 
three holdings in Watertown. 

Children of Joshua and Sarah (Ball) Benjamini 

716. Susanna Benjamin b. March 31, 1745/6 at Concord, Mass. 

(vr) 1 m. intentions August 8, 1772 to Jonathan 

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Hight of Rutland, Mass. (vr). There is also a 
record of a Susan of about this time who m. 
Robert Whitlock. (See Unknowns.) 
*?17. Jonathan Benjamin b. July 27, 1747 at Concord (vr). 

718. Mary Benjamin b. March 21, 1750 at Concrod (vr). 
*719. Sarah (Sally) Benjamin b. January 21, 1753 at Con- 
cord, Mass, (vr). 
720. Abigail Benjamin b. April 10, 1756 at Concord (vr). 
*?721. Abiezer Benjamin be. 1765. 

Resourcesi Watertown, Mass. Vital Records; Concrod, Mass. 
Vital Records; Rutland, Mass. Vital Records; Vol. 21 p. 367, 
Vol. 42 p. 299, and Vol. 86 p. 238 N.E. Hist, and Gen. 
Register. (Note; Salt Lake Family Group Sheets incorrectly 
lists him as a son of Joshua and Abigail (Phipps) Benjamin. 

299. MARY BENJAMIN 5 (Jonathan 4- , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born May 24, 1726 

at Watertown, Mass.; the dau. of Jonathan and Susanna (Nor- 
cross) Benjamin; married July 4, 1753 to John Whitney, the 

son of John and Susan ( ) Whitney. He was bapt. March 

17, 1731. 

He served in the Watertown, Mass. Company in the Revol- 
utionary War. 

Children of John and Mary (Benjamin) Whitney; 

722. Samuel Whitney bp. June 6, 1756 at Watertown, Mass. 

Resources; p. 44, 73 Desc. of John Whitney . Pierce, 1895. 

300. JONATHAN BENJAMIN 5 (Jonathan*, Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born in 1728 in 

Watertown, Mass.; the son of Jonathan and Susanna (Norcorss) 
Benjamin; died November 25» 1762, age 34, at Weston, Mass. 
(vr). He married June 12, 1755 at Weston, Mass. (vr) to 
Elizabeth Stimson (Stimpson), the dau. of Nathaniel and 
Elizabeth (Child) Stimpton. She was born August 15, 1737 
and died June 1, 1761 at Weston, Mass. (vr). 

On January 21, 1772 Andrew, Daniel, and Elizabeth, all 
minors, were committed to the care of Thomas Miller. (Pro- 
bate Court Records, Cambridge, Mass. Vol. 53 p. 82). 

Jonathan was 'of Weston' at the time of his marriage. 

Children of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Stimpson) Benjamin; 
*723. Andrew Benjamin b. January 7# 1756 at Weston (vr). 
*724. Daniel Benjamin b. October 14, 1757 at Weston (vr) . 

725. Elizabeth Benjamin died May 4, 1760, age 1 month. 

726. Elizabeth Benjamin b. April/October 7. 1760 at Weston, 

(vr); d. February/March 15, 1773, age 12 years at 
Weston (vr), at the home of Widow Elizabeth Stimp- 
son, her grandmother. 

Resourcesi Wilson Papers; Weston, Mass. Vitla Records; Vol. 
86 p. 238 N.E. Hist, and Gen. Register ; Hist, of Watertown . 
Mass . , Bond, 

301. ABEL BENJAMIN 5 (Jonathan , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born September 15. 

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1?31 at Watertown, Mass. (vr Vol. I); the son of Jonathan 
and Susanna (Norccoss) Benjamin; died about September 23, 
1758, in service, on an expedition to Fort William Henry. 
He was reported missing on the above date, and it was en- 
dorsed November 15» 1758. He married Elizabeth Nutting of 
Charlestown, Mass. on April 24, 1752/3 at Watertown (vr Vol. 
I). She was the dau. of Samuel and Jane (Hunnewell) Nut- 
ting and was born about 1728 at Charlestown and died Febru- 
ary 26, 1816 at Livermore, Maine. She m/2 on October 16, 
1759 Nehemiah Mills at Needham, Mass., as his second wife. 
He had m/l Patience Ball in 1738 and she died June 1, 1759 
at Needham. Nehemiah was born August 24, 1712 and died 
September 10, 1777. 

Abel enlsted April 14, 1758 and appeared on the billet- 
ing roll dated Watertown, Nov. 10, 1757 in Capt. Jonathan 
Brown's Co., Col. William Williams' Regt. and was on that 
roll for 40 days. On February 8, 1758 he appears on the 
roll of a company of foot soldiers in His Majesty's Service 
for the reduction of Canada. It was in this service that 
he was reported missing. His total length of service was 
five months and 25 days. 

Charlestown records mention the guardianship of John 
and Samuel, which was assumed by R. Hunnewell in 1775. 
(?1753). Nothing is mentioned about Jonathan. 

A Mrs. Elizabeth Benjamin 'owned ye covenant' August 7, 
1757 at Watertown, and had a dau. Rachel, who did likewise 
on the same date. However, it is not known if this is the 
wife of Abel. 

Children of Abel and Elizabeth (Nutting) Benjamins 
*727. Samuel Benjamin b. February 5» 1754 at Needham, Mass. 
♦728. Jonathan Benjamin bp. March 21, 1755/6 at Needham. 
♦729. John Benjamin bp. February 5, 1758 at Needham, Mass. 

Resourcesi Hist, of Watertown . Mass., Bond? Gen, of Family 
of Lt. Samuel Benjamin. M. L. Benjamin, 1900; Roxbury, Mass. 
Vital Records; Wilson Papers; Vol. VIII p. 79 Colonial 
Families in U.S. . McKenzie; Vol. 86 p. 238 and Vol. 98 p. 
83 N.E. Hist, and Gen. Register . 

304. CALEB BENJAMIN^ (Caleb 2 *, Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born May 26, 1729 at 
Watertown, Mass.; the son of Caleb and Abigail (Livermore) 
Benjamin; bapt. June 1, 1729 at Maiden, Mass. by Rev. Emer- 
son; died 1818 at Wendell, Mass. He married about 1756 to 
Martha Bodman. She was born in 1729 and died in 1812. 
(DAR records say she died in 1818.) 

In the Montague, Mass. Public Records, Caleb Benjamin 
is listed as a resident in 1790 and an occupant in 1798. 
In the 1790 Federal Census he is listed at Montague with a 
family of 3-0-3. 

Caleb served several enlistments in the Revolutionary 
War. He served as a private at the Lexington Alarm of Apr- 
il 22, 1775 under Capt. Robert Oliver's Co., Col. Samuel 
William's Regt. He served as an Ensign in Col. Woodbridges 

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Regt. and was promoted to Lieutenant and served as a first 
Lt. in Capt. Asahel Gunn's 10th (2nd Montague) Co., Sixth 
Hampshire Co. There was a Caleb Benjamin listed in the 
Conn, military records as a Capt. and Asst. Deputy Quarter- 
master General May 28, 1814 and was honorably discharged 
June 15, 1815» that might very well apply to this Caleb. 

He was a member of the Committee of Inspection and 
Safety formed under Capt. Asahel Gunn. Treachery was fear- 
ed, perhaps by the Tories. 

There are quite a few records in the Hampton County 
land records concerning Caleb. (Vol. 61515) In 1754 Isaac 
White sold land to Caleb Benjamin of Hardwick, Mass. In 
Vol. 6 p. 512 in 1762 Caleb sold land to Ezra Mayj Vol. 9 
p. 480 in 1767 Andrew Oliver sold land to Caleb of Hard-* 
wickf Vol. 9 p. 481-2 in 1768 Caleb sold land to David Gil- 
bert and Caleb Benjamin Jr. 

Children of Caleb and Martha (Bodman) Benjamini 
*730 Lois (Louise) Benjamin be. 1757 at Hardwick, Mass. 
731. Martha Benjamin be. 1758 at Hardwick; m. May 14, 1778 
to Eli Barnes of Montague, Mass. 
*732. Joel Livermore Benjamin b. August 9, 1760 at Hardwick. 
733. Anne (Anna) Benjamin, died January 23, 1831s m. Nov- 
ember 17 , 1791 at Montague, Mass. (vr) to Consider 
Bardwell (Bordwell) b. November 12, 1763; d. May 
25, 1819. 
*734. Hubbard Benjamin. 

735. Samuel Benjamin. 

736. Rhoda Benjamin bapt. May 17, 1767 at Hardwick, Mass. 

(vr). 

737. Sabre Benjamin b. August 3. 1771; d. December 21, 

i860; m. Martha Anderson. 

Resources 1 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond; Vol. 47 p. 334 
PAR Lineage Book ; p. 939 Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in Rev. 
War 1 Records of Allen Benjamin of Wayland, Mass. ; p. 455 
Field Gen. . Pierce, 1901; Hist, of Montague. Mass. . Robert 
Clapp, 1910 1 Montague, Mass. Vital Records; Boston Trans- 
cript August 2, 1916. 

307. ABEL BENJAMIN^ (Caleb , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born August 6, 1735 at 
Grafton, Mass.; the son of Caleb and Abigail (Livermore) 
Benjamin; died between 1800-1810 at Wendell, Mass. He mar- 
ried Susan (Susannah) Carpenter on March 22, 1759 at Hard- 
wick, Mass. (vr), the dau. of Nathan and Susanna ( ) Car- 
penter. She was born February 29, 1740 at Hardwick and 
died August 7, 1794, age 55 years 5 mos. 7 days at Montague, 
Mass. (vr). (Notei The Carpenter Gen, has her named twice, 
with the same data, but with different sets of parents 1 
those named above or Benjamin and Abigail ( ) Carpenter.) 

Abel was a resident of Montague, Mass. in 1790 Federal 
Census and in 1798. In the 1790 census he is listed with 
1-0-2. 

Abel served in the Revolutionary War as a private in 

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Capt. Moses Harvey's Co., Col. David Wells' Regt. in May 
1777 and in Capt. Elihu Lymans Co., Col. Elisha Porter's 
Regt. Later he was in Capt. Pierc's Co., Col. Seth Murrays 
Regt. He was mustered out of service July 17, 1780. 

In the Hampton County, Mass. Land Records Vol. 15 p. 
540 in 1779 Abel Benjamin sold land to Sarah Carpenter. 

Children of Abel and Susan (Carpenter) Benjamin i 

738. Abigail Benjamin b. March 3/30, 1760 at Hardwick, 

Mass. (vr); d. March 13, 1761 at Hardwick. (vr). 
*739. Levi Benjamin b. October 9. 1762 at Hardwick. 
?740, Susanna Benjamin b. January 9. 1765 at Roxbury, Mass. 
741. Polly W. Benjamin j m. April 1, 1795 at Montague (vr) 
to Joseph Russell of Wendell, Mass. 
*742. Rhoda Benjamin b. May 17 » 1767 at Hardwick, Mass. 

Resources! p. 118 Early Mass. Marriages . Bailey; p. 943 
Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Rev. Wan p. 134, 251 
Carpenter Family . Amos Carpenter, 1898; Hardwick, Mass. 
Vital Records; Hist, of Montague. Mass. . Robert Clapp. 

309. JOHN BENJAMIN^ (Caleb\ Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born April 20/21, 

1741 at Grafton, Mass.; the son of Caleb and Abigail (Liver 
more) Benjamin. He died at Barnard, Vermont, (date un- 
known.) He m/1 May 8, 1762 at Windsor, Vermont Desire 
Gilkey. She died in Windsor, Vermont (Cong. cr). He m/2 
April 22, 1784 at Barnard, Vt. (vr) Lydia (Cobb) Steward, 
a widow. She was the dau. of Elisha and Priscilla (Merrick 
or Herrick) Cobb and the widow of Elkanah Steward. She was 
born September 26 , 1737. 

John united with the First Congregational Church at 
Windsor, Vermont on July 4, 1779. He was among the Grant- 
ees and one of the original Propritors of Grand Isdae when 
the charter was issued in October 1779. At the time of the 
settlement of Windsor, John Benjamin, Sheriff, was the most 
important individual there. 

He was termed 'Esquire' and was Sheriff for Cumberland 
County, Vt. in 1779. During the Revoultionary War, he was 
called 'High Sheriff of the State of Vermont. There is a 
listing of men who were to be under John Benjamin, High 
Sheriff, that were to guard enemical persons from Windsor 
to Albany, thence to Burlington, Vermont in 1776. John re- 
ceived from Ira Allen on October 26, 1778 28 pounds 15 shil 
lings for this service. 

In deeds registered at Windsor, Vt. , his name is men- 
tioned often. Vol. 1 p. 444 in 1777 John Benjamin of Wind- 
sor, yeoman, sells land to Jonathan Burt of Windsor. In 
1776 Vol. I p. 490, John of Windsor sells land to Benjamin 
Bishop of Windsor; in 1784 (yol. I p. 493) John of Bethel, 
Vt. again sells land to Benjamin Bishop of Windsor; and in 
1782 (Vol. 3 p. 61) John of Windsor sells land in E. Wind- 
sor to Zebina Curtis of Windsor. In 1773 (Vol. 2 p. 128) 
he and Deziar Benjamin witness a deed of Caleb Benjamin's 
to Joseph Powers of Windsor. 

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In the 1790 Federal Census he is listed at Barnard, Vt. 
(Windsor Co.) with 2-0-1. 

In the Wilson Papers he states that Boutell states that 
John and Desire had 5 children, but that other records in- 
dicate that they had 8. Perhaps some died young. 

Children of John and Desire (Gilkey) Benjamin; 
♦743. Caleb Benjamin. 

744. John Benjamin. 
*745. Daniel Benjamin. 
*746. Ezra Benjamin. 

7^7. Abigail Benjamin. 

Resources! History of Hartford. Vt .. Tucker, p. 87 » Wilson 
Papers j Vital Records of Windsor and Montpelier, Vt. 1 
Boston Transcript Feb. 17, 1915. 

311. ANNE (ANNA) BENJAMIN 5 (Caleb 4 , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born June 5, 

17^5/6 at Hardwick, Mass.; the dau. of Caleb and Abigail 
(Livermore) Benjamin; died March/October 15, 1814 at Hard- 
wick, Mass. She married September 19, 1769 at Hardwick (vr) 
Eliphalet Washburn of Hardwick, Mass., the son of Joseph 
and Deliverance (Orcutt) Washburn. He was born in 1742 and 
died December 14, 1816. 

He resided at Hardwick and was a celebrated school mas- 
ter and farmer. 

They had 11 children. 

Children of Eliphalet and Anna (Benjamin) Washburn 1 

748. Naomi Washburn b. October 24, 1770 at Hardwick; died 
March 15, 1850; m. at Hardwick April 9, 1789 Silas 
Newton, b. Hardwick; d. Oct. 19, 184?, age 81. 

749. Rufus Washburn b. May 12, 1776; ra. 1799 Thankful 
Cutter of Lancaster, Mass. 

♦750. Anna Washburn b. May 21, 1780 at Hardwick, Mass. 

Resources; p. 201 Desc. of Wm. Spooner of Plymouth . Spooner, 
1883; p. 276 Newton Gen. . Leonard, 1915; Early Mass. Mar- 
riages . Bailey. 

312. KEZIAH BENJAMIN 5 (Caleb 4 , Abel 3 , John 2-1 ) born May 6, 1749 at 

Hardwick, Mass.; the dau. of Caleb and Abigail (Livermore) 
Benjamin; bapt. June 25, 1749 at Hardwick; died September 
24, 1835, age 86 yrs. 4 mes. at Windsor, Vermont. She mar- 
ried October 27, 1772 at Cornish, New Hampshire Solomon 
Burke of Windsor, Vt. He was the son of Jonathan and Thank 
ful (Waite) Burke and was born in 1742 at Brookfield, Mass. 
and died in 1819 at Windsor, Vt. 

Children of Solomon and Keziah (Benjamin) Burke 1 
751. Capt. Caleb Burke b. May 7, 1773 at Windsor, Vt. ; d. 
April 28, 1854 at Columbus, Wisconsin; m/l Aug. 
28, 1797 Celia Stowell b. May 5, 1?73» d. Oct. 19, 
1799 at Windsor, Vt. He m/2 Feb. 4, 1807 Charlot- 
te Comins (Cousins), who d. Sept. 16, 1820 at Wind 

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sor. He m/3 Nov. 12, 1820 Lois Knight. 

752. Benjamin Burke b. Feb. 21, 1775 at Windsor, Vt.; d. 

Sept. 28, 1855 at Nashau, N.H. ; m. Oct. 10, 1798 
to Roxanna Alvord, dau. of Stephen and Abigail 
(Davis) Alvord b. Dec. 6, 1775, d. March 9. 1859 
at Nashau, N.H. (Marriage took place at Woodstock, 
Vermont. ) 

753. Jonathan Burke b. July 7, 1780. 

754. Solomon Waite Burke d. Feb. 3. 1820. 

755. Alice Burke. 

756. Moses Burke b. July 11, 1782. 

757. Nathum Burke. 

758. Abel Burke. 

Resources i p. 133 Gen, and Desc. of Alexander Alvord . Al-r 
ord, 1908| p. 105 Stowell Gen. . Stowell, 1922; p. 95 Vol. 
45 and Vol. 72 p. 182 N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register . 

344. MARY SPRING^ (Elizabeth 4 , Mary 3 , Abigail 2 , John 1 ) born Jan- 

uary 19» 1702/3; the dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth (Traine) 
Spring. She married March 30, 1726 Jonathan Parmenter of 
Sudbury, Mass. He was the son of Benjamin and Tamizen 
(Rice) Parmenter, born January 15, 1702/3 and died 1734. 

Children of Jonathan and Mary (Spring) Parmenter. 

759. Susanna Parmenter. 

760. Mary Parmenter. 

761. Jonathan Parmenter. 

762. Abigail Parmenter. 

Resource 1 Hist, of Watertown. Mass . . Bond. 

345. ELIZABETH SPRING^ (Elizabeth 4 , Mary 3 , Abigail 2 , John 1 ) born 

September 10, 1705 at Weston, Mass.; the dau. of Thomas and 
Elizabeth (Traine) Spring. She married April 18, 1725 
Abijah Upham, the son of Thomas Upham. Abijah was born in 
1697 and died December 3» 1775* age 78 years. He was 'of 
Weston, Mass.' 

Children of Abijah and Elizabeth (Spring) Benjamini 

763. Abijah Upham b. May 1, 1726; moved to Canton, Mass. 

where he died. 

764. Amos Upham b. Jan. 23, 1727/8; d. October 15, 1750. 

765. Elizabeth Upham b. May 10, 1730; d.Mar. 3, 1733. 

766. Jonathan Upham b. April 20, 1732; d. Feb. 13, 1748. 

767. Elizabeth Upham bp. May 19, 173^. 

768. Mehitable Upham b. Feb. 7, 1735/6; died young. 

769. Eunice Upham b. April 23, 1738; d. Nov. 29, 1740. 

770. Mehitable Upham b. April 29, 1741; drowned crossing 

the bay from Nova Scotia to Goldsboro, Maine; m. 
Oct. 22, 1761 Elisha Jones Jr., the son of Col. 
Elisha and Mary (Allen) Jones. He was b. Jan. 9, 
1736/7. They settled first in Pittsfield, Mass. 
and during the Rev. were in New York. He was a 
Tory, and after the Rev. settled in Sissibo, Nova 

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Scotia. 

771. Eunice Upham b. Aug. 28, 1744! m. May 14, 1764 Capt. 
Roger Deuch. 

772. Silas Upham b. April 26, 1747, d. June 6, 1748. 

773. Phineas Upham, a twin, b. April 26, 1747 { d. about 

March 1790 (March 10, 1790 his wife was given 
guardianship of the 4 younger children)! m. Nov. 
29, 1769 Lydia Myrick, dau. of John and Keziah 
(Stratton) Myrick, b. May 15, 1749. 

Resource! Hist, of Watertown. Mass .. Bond. 

347. HENRY SPRING 5 (Elizabeth 4 , Mary 3 , Abigail 2 , John 1 ) born Febru 
ary 2, 1710/1 at Weston, Mass.jthe son of of Thomas and 
Elizabeth (Traine) Spring. He married May 17, 1732 Abigail 
Cha dwick, the dau. of Charles and Sarah (Whitney) Chad- 
wick. 

Children of Henry and Abigail (Chadwick) Springi 

774. Henry Spring Jr. B. April 6, 173^J m. April 25, 1757 
Hannah Whitney b. Feb. 16, 1737/8. 

775. Abigail Spring b. Jan. 16, 1733? m. Dec. 1754 Benjam- 
in Brown of New Marlboro. 

776. Elijah Spring b. Feb. 28, 1737. Marriage intentions 

were published Aug. 26, 1761 at Weston to Beulah 
Jackson, dau. of John and Mary ( ) Jackson. 

777. Elizabeth Spring b. April 7, 1739; m. Sept. 23, 1756 

Josiah Mansfield at Weston. He was the son of 
Theophilus and Sybil (White) Mansfield of Waltham, 
b. March 30, 1737. 

778. Mary Spring b. March 22, 1741 1 m. Sept. 4, 1760 

Abijah Bur bank of Sutton. 

779. Lucy Spring b. Feb. 20, 1742/3. 

780. Rebecca Spring b. Oct. 26, 1744j marriage intentions 

published Oct. 28, 1763 to Asa Smith. 

781. Keziah Spring b. Sept. 30, 1746. 

782. Ebenezer Spring b. Nov. 8, 1748. 

783. Mercy Spring b. Feb. 8, 1750/1. 

784. Amos Spring b. Dec. 5, 1752. 

Resources! Hist. of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

350. ABIGAIL BULLARD 5 (Elizabeth 4 , Mary 3 , Abigail 2 , John 1 ) born 

May 22, 1718 1 the dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth (Traine Spr- 
ing) Bullard! died May 23, 1751. She married January 2, 
1736 Abraham Bigelow. He m/2 October 24, 1751 Anna Fiske. 

Children of Abraham and Abigail (Bullard) Bigelowi 

785. Isaac Bigelow b. Nov. 30, 1736; mentioned in his 

grandmother's will dated Jan. 16, 1753. 

786. Joseph Bigelow b. Sept. 30, 1738; d. Dec. 20, 1748. 

787. Abigail Bigelow b. Oct. 1, 1740 j d. Jan. 7, 1748/9. 

788. Abraham Bigelow b. Feb. 26, 1742/3; d. July 1753; 

mentioned in his grandmother's will. 

789. Jesse Bigelow b. March 1746} d. July 1746. 

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790. Jesse Bigelow b. June 30, 17^7; d. Jan. 12, 1748. 
Resources! Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

3 51. ELIZABETH UPHAM^ (Elizabeth** , Mary 3 , Abigail 2 , John 1 ) born Jan 
uary 15, 17^2 i the dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth (Traine Spr 
ing Bullard) Upham. She married first May 24, 1753 Abijah 
Fiske, the son of Thomas and Mary (Pierce; Fiske of Marl- 
boro. He was born March 12, 1729/30 and died in 1774. She 
m/2 February 23, 1775 John Trowbridge of Framingham. 

Children of Abijah and Elizabeth (Upham) Fiske i 

791. Amos Fiske b. April 25, 1754; was a soldier in the 

Revolutionary War. 

792. Abijah Fiske b. Nov. 1, 1755; m. Sept. 11, 1783 Alice 

Adams, dau. of John and Elizabeth ( ) Adams, b. 

Dec. 9, 1763. Abijah was a soldier in the Rev. War. 

793. Elias Fiske b. Feb. 3, 1757; d. July 1757. 

794. Mary Fiske b. Sept. 9, 1757; d. July 1757. 

795. Mary Fiske b. Oct. 10, 1761; d. in 1809; leaving 3 

children; m. Zaccheus Weston. 

796. Elizabeth Fiske b. April 3, 1763; mc. 1783 Major 

Josiah Stone of Framingham. They had 11 children. 

797. Asenath Fiske b. Sept. 2, 1766; m. Nov. 8, 1794 

Nathan Eaton of Framingham. 

Resource 1 Hist. of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

355. ESTHER PERRY ^ (Margaret , Mary 3 , Abigail 2 , John 1 ) born Novem- 
ber 25, 1713; dau. of Samuel and Margaret (Traine) Perry. 
She married April 16, 1734 Nathaniel Hastings, son of John 
and Sarah (Fiske) Hastings. He was born June 9, 1714. He 
m/2 May 21, 1741 Lois Houghton at Lunenburg, Mass. 

Children of Nathaniel and Esther (Perry) Hastings 1 

798. Jonathan Hastings bp. Oct. 28, 1744, (he was born be- 

fore May 21, 1741); m. Mary Fay of Northboro. 
They had 5 children and resided in Boylston. 

Nathaniel and Lois (Houghton) Hastings had 12 children. 

Resource 1 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

3 57. MARY PERRY ^ (Margaret , Mary 3 , Abigail 2 , John 1 ) born September 
7, 1718; the dau. of Samuel and Margaret (Traine) Perry. 
She married William Lawrence, the son of George and Mary 
( ) Lawrence. He was born May 20, 1711 and was • of Wes- 
ton, Mass. 

Children of William and Mary (Perry) Lawrence 1 

799. Samuel Lawrence b. Aug. 7, 1735 at Weston, Mass.; m. 

1758 Mary Clarke of Medfield, Mass. 

800. Mary Lawrence b. unknown; m. April 18, 1758 Isaac 

Gregory, son of Isaac and Grace (Harrington) Greg- 
ory, b. Feb. 4, 1734/5. He was 'of Weston, Mass.' 

801. Abigail Lawrence b. May 7, 1739; d. Oct. 2, 1805; m. 

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Dec. 27, 1772 James Priest, who d. May 21, 1790. 
They resided at Waltham, Mass. 

802. Mercy Lawrence, a twin, b. May 7, 1739. 

803. William Lawrence b. June 1, 1741; m. Oct. 13, 1763 to 

Hannah Hammond. 

804. Josiah Lawrence b. July 16, 1744; died young. 

805. Josiah Lawrence b. September 29, 1745. 

806. Daniel Lawrence b. September 29, 1747 1 m. April 22, 

1772 Elizabeth Graves. 

807. Jonathan Lawrence b. Feb. 1, 1750 t m. 1773 Lucy 

Moore of Sudbury, Mass. 

Resource 1 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

3_60_;_jENJAMIN BENJAMIN 5 (Samuel 3 ~ 2 , John 1 ) born about 1715; the 

possible son of Samuel and . His marriage is unknown. 

There is a record of a Benjamin Benjamin who died March 
30/31, 1778 during the Revolutionary War. He was a private 
and enlisted Sept. 15, 1777 in Fitche's Co. in the Second 
Conn. Regt. for three years. 

Children of Benjamin Benjamin 1 

808. Elijah Benjamin bp. June 9» 1745 at Wilton, Conn. 

(Cong, cr 2-23 Van Hooser Copy). 
?*809. James Benjamin b. April 18, 1752 (no known connection 
with Benjamin or Elijah, but has connection with 
the Wilton, Conn, area.) 

Resourcesi p. 23 Known Military Dead During Rev. War. Clar- 
ence Peterson, I959t p. 185 Conn. Military Records i Hale's 
Conn. Church Record Collection. 

363. SAMUEL BENJAMIN 5 (Samuel**" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born about 1727/8 at 

Hartland, Conn.; the son of Samuel and ; died March 20, 

1781, age 53A at West Hartland, Conn. He married Martha 
Blake at Granville, Mass. She was 'of Cambridge, Mass.' 
and died August 1800 at Hartland, Conn. (Notei Bond felt 
that her maiden name was Dix, and that she was the dau. of 
John and Hannah (Cook) Dix, and that Hannah Dix might have 

m/2 Blake. He had Martha bapt. August 1, 1?31 at 

Watertown. ) 

On a Revolutionary War Soldier's tombstone, Samuel's 
age is given as 53, but on a larger gravestone in the same 
lot, his age is listed as 54 years. He was a member of 
Capt. Woodbridge's Co. in the Rev. 

In Vol. 91 p. 484 in Cambridge Land Deeds under the 
date of Sept. 27, 1765 Samuel Benjamin, yeoman, and wife 
Martha and Prudence Blake, seamstress, all of Granville, 
sold for 20 pounds to John Dix of Waltham, a dwelling house 
and half acre of land in Cambridge, Mass. 

Samuel and his wife were admitted to communion May 12, 
1776 from the Granville Church into the Hartland First 
Church (cr 2-35). 

In Vol. Y p. 626 on April 18, 1757, he, then of Gran- 

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ville, sold land to John Gleason (Gliason). 

There is a steep hill from West Granville, which went 
from Granville to Hartland, and at the foot of that hill, 
in the hollow, Samuel built the first saw mill of the area. 
That area is now under the water of a large reservoir. 

Under Cambridge Deeds Vol. S. p. 63, dated Feb. 3, 
l?48/9 Samuel Benjamin is given 50 acres, if within 12 mos. 
from that date, he builds a tenable dwellinghouse, ploughs 
and subdues the land, and settles a family on that land for 
a term of three years. This land was given by Samuel Wells, 
Jonas Clarke, and Belcher Noyes, all of Boston, Mass. They 
were empowered by the General Court of the Provience to 
dispose of certain land in a new plantation in the County 
of Hampshire and Province of Mass. that the said plantation 
might be settled. At this time Samuel is called •of Durham 
Conn. 1 Ezra Baldwin is associated with this land. 

Samuel's will is dated Feb. 15, 1781 and he is of Hart- 
land, Simsbury Dist. of Conn. He gives to wife Martha one 
third of his personal and real estate. To son Samuel one 
half of the estate and appoints him executor. What remains 
after bills of estate are paid is to go to the rest of the 
children. . .Amos, Vilitta, Eleanor, John, and Martha, and to 
his eldest grandson, George Benjamin, unless my son Samuel 
shall pay him the just value, etc. Signed and sealed by 
Samuel Benjamin in the presence of Seth Hayes, Abijah 
Spencer, and Titus Hayes. 

Children of Samuel and Martha (Blake) Benjamin i 
*810. Asher Benjamin b. May 4, 1?51 at Durham, Conn. 
(Granville vr). 

811. Abigail Benjamin b. May 13, 1753 at Hartland, Conn. 

(Granville vr); d. May 19, 1777 at Hartland, 
Conn, (cr 2-162). 

812. Amos (Amos) Benjamin b. March 5i 1755 (Granville vr); 

d. April 27» 1810, prob. unm. ; buried in West Hart 
land, Conn, (vr 2-38); brother John appointed as 
adminstrator of his estate. 

*813. Samuel Benjamin Jr. b. February J, 1757 (Granville vr) 
814. Daniel Benjamin be. 1759; d. May 10, 1777, age 18, 
(Hartland cr D-162); buried in Hartland Cemetery 
lot # 1-1; apparently died in the Rev. War, since 
he is listed as a member of Capt. Hutchen's Co. 

*815. John Benjamin be. 1767. 
816. William Benjamin; went to New York State after the 
Rev. War. 

*817. Patti (Martha) Benjamin. 

818. Vilitta Benjamin. 

819. Eleanor Benjamin m. Amos Hayes. 

Resources; p. 93 Vol. I Hist, of Old Fairfield . Jacobus; 
Wilson Papers; Vital Records of Granby and Granville, 
Mass.; Gen, of Puritans of Conn. . Hinman; Boston Transcript 
July 1, 1925; Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Rev. War. 

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37 5. JOSEPH BENJAMIN 5 (Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born December 17/19, 
1723 at Preston, Conn. ; the son of Joseph and Deborah 
(Clark) Benjaminj bapt. July 12, 1724 at Griswold Cong. 
Church (formerly the North Preston Church); died April 1761 
at Mt. Washington, Mass. He m/l Anne (Hannah) Penniman 
(Pennimon) (intentions Oct. 6, 1747) on November 4, 1747 
(Mendon and Smithfield, Mass. vr)j dau. of Deacon Nathan 
and Mary (Farnum) Penniman. She was born October 23, 1726 
at Mendon, Mass. (vr) and died June 22, 1748 at Mendon, 5 
days after the birth of her son. Joseph m/2 Hannah Dibble 
of Preston, Conn. j dau. of Abraham and Hannah (Hosford) 
Dibble. None of her data is known. 

Joseph and Anne resided at Mendon, Mass. and Joseph and 
Hannah lived at Preston. Cutler says "he settled at Hamp- 
ton, Conn." Hannah, wife of Joseph Benjamin, "owned ye 
covenant" Sept. 10, 1758 at Hampton (cr 1-102) and Dec. 30, 
1759 at E. Hartford, Conn, (cr 1-14). 

In Hampden County, Mass. Land Records (I-630) Joseph 
Benjamin of Windham, blacksmith, bought a parcel of land on 
the Takonnack Mountain, west of Sheffield, from Benjamin 
Barnes. This was land that Josiah Loomis, James Vanduser, 
Jacob Loomis, and Joseph Vangilder, as a committee, purchas 
ed from the Stockbridge Indians. It had a house, saw mill, 
road, and logging privilages and was recorded June 23, 1759. 
On the same day (I-63I) he bought land from Asa Blodgett 
and on June 28, 1759 he bought land from Jacob Vangilder. 
On Nov. 23, 1759 he bought (Ibid 2-33) land from Stephen 
Osborne. On the sale of all five pieces of land, the sell- 
er then appeared at "Litchfield Co. of Salisbury" to sign 
before the Justice of the Peace. 

Joseph Benjamin died intestate and his estate is in Box 
13-48 of Mt. Washington records. Administration of the 
estate went to Nathan Benjamin and William Coit, both of 
Countreyland, so called west of Sheffield and William Lyman 
of Northampton. His estate was appraised by Jeremiah Utley, 
Zebadiah Furnaman, and Abial Abbot on May 1, 176l, and the 
inventory was taken by William Coit, Thomas Wolcott, and 
John Dibble, all living west of Sheffield. On April 28, 
1761 Hannah Benjamin sent a letter to the Judge that she 
was too weak to come to court, but asked that letters of ad 
ministration be given to "me and my buother". A list of 
money due the estate (none large) was given and Bourzillai 
Benjamin, Joseph Orcutt, Jonthno Adams, Robert Nabelso, and 
Ebenezer Bostwick owed him money. Joseph owed Nathan Ben- 
jamin 9 pounds 10 shillings. The inventory was taken Nov- 
ember 12, 1761 with a listing of real and personal estate 
with a value of over 278 pounds. Nothing is in the file 
about the division of the estate or the names of his 
children. 

At the time of his death he had property in Windham and 
Ponfret, Conn, and Mt. Washington and Pittsfield, Mass. 

Children of Joseph and Anne (Penniman Benjamini 

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*820. William Benjamin b. June 1?, 1748 at Mendon, Mass.(vr) 

Children of Joseph and Hannah (Dibble) Benjamin i 
*821. Samuel Clark Benjamin b. December 8, 1749/50 at 

Windham, Conn. 
♦822. Peleg Benjamin b. March 5, 1752. 
*823. Judah Benjamin b. July 8, 1755 at Windham, Conn, 
(vr 2-9). 
824. Mary Benjamin be. 1757. (Note; Mary Benjamin d. March 
27, I836, age 79f Trumbull, Conn. Cemetery (vr 1- 
13). This might be her?) 
The last 4 children were all bapt. Sept. 3, 1758 at 
Hampton, Conn. First Church (cr 1-75). 

Resources 1 T he Benjamin Family . Ellis B. Baker, I898; The 
Benjamin Families of Norwich and Preston , Mrs. E. E. Rogers, 
1917; Wilson Papers; Gen, of the Puritans of Conn . . Hinman; 
Gen, and Family Hist, of Conn. Vol. II p. 1090-1, Cutter; 
Boston Transcript Feb. 15, 1932; Hale's Collection of Conn. 
Church and Cemetery Records; Vital Records of Rhode Island . 
Arnold, 

376. ELIJAH BENJAMIN^ (Joseph 3 ~ 2 , John 1 ) born June 8, 1725 at 
Preston, Conn, (vr 2-24); the son of Joseph and Deborah 
(Clark) Benjamin; bapt. July 4, 1725 at the Second Church 
of Preston (cr 1-58); died about 1768/9 at Preston, Conn. 
He married at Mendon, Mass. (vr) (intentions Aug. 15) Sept- 
ember 9, 1747 Hannah Taft of Upton, Mass.; the dau. of Is- 
rael and Mercy (Aldrich) Taft, born November 15, 1726 at 
Mendon, Mass. She belonged to the same family group as 
President Taft. She m/2 Major Ezekiel Pierce of Plainfield, 
Conn., the son of Timothy and Hannah (Bradhurst) Pierce. He 
was born in 1712 and died in 1779/80 at Kingston Twp., Wyo 
ming, Penn. Ezekiel had m/l Lois Stevens in 1736 and she 
died June 25, 1762. After the second marriage, they moved 
to Wyoming, Litchfield Co., Conn., which later became a 
part of Penn. He had ten children by his first marriage. 

In Book 7 p. 44 of the deeds of Preston, Conn., there 
is a record that Joseph Benjamin deeded "my son Elijah of 
Preston a certain tract of land bounding partly on the Pech 
ang River" on January 21, 1756. In Book 4 p. 390 (Ibid) 
Elijah of Preston sells land in Plainfield, Conn, to Wil- 
liam Park and on Dec, 27, 1751 Dr. Moses Morse deeded land 
to Elijah for a consideration of 2,500 pounds. Elijah deed 
ed the land given him by his father to Ephraim Herrick. 

(Note; Dr. Wilson's records had the 7th child as Job 
Benjamin, who died and left 3 children. One child was 
Charles Benjamin, who had a grandson Charles, who was a 
telephone operator in Bristol, Conn, in 1900. Job was not 
recorded in the Preston vital records. However, Hannah was 
not listed in the Preston vital records, but seems to fit 
in to this family quite well! ) 

Ezekiel Pierce and his wife, Hannah (Taft Benjamin) 
moved to Wyoming in July 1771 and were there during the 

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Wyoming Massacre on July 3, 1778. He helped to save his 
step-dau., Mary Benjamin, but two of his sons, Lt. Timothy 
and Pvt. John Pierce were killed in the battle and son Dan- 
iel Pierce was taken prisoner, while sons Phineas Pierce 
was listed as a survivor. Their names were listed on the 
Wyoming Monument. 

Ezekiel Pierce was a Major in the 11th Regiment in the 
Conn. Colony. 

Children of Elijah and Hannah (Taft) Benjamini 
*825. Elias Benjamin b. May 4, 1750 at Norwich, Conn, (vr 

2-141). 
*826. Chester Benjamin b. F e bruary 9, 1752 at Norwich, Conn. 

(vr p. 304). 
827. William Benjamin b. March 6, 1753 at Preston, Conn. 

(vr). 
*828. Elijah Benjamin b. December 27, 1755 at Preston, Conn 

(vr 2-71). 
♦829. Darius Benjamin b. January 17, 1758 at Preston, Conn. 

(vr). 
♦830. Cyrus Benjamin b. July 9» 1762 at Preston, (vr). 
?*831. Hannah Benjamin be. 1764. 
♦832. Mary (Polly) Benjamin b. July 7, 1768 at Preston, 

Conn. (vr). 
?833. Job Benjamin. 

Resources i Wilson Papers; The Benjamin Family of Norwich 
and Preston . Mrs. E.E. Rogers, 1917* The Lineage of My 
Children . Keogh, 1926; Town Records of Norwich and Preston, 
Conn. i Records of Mrs. John W. Keller of Litiz, Penn. j 
p. 447 Hist, of Ancient Weathersfield . Stiles, Vol. 2; Bos- 
ton Transcript Aug. 20, 1919; Vital Records of Mendon, Mass 
Research of Robert E. Thompson of Sperryville, Va. 

377. JAMES BENJAMIN^ (Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born April 3, 1727 at 

Preston, Conn. ; the son of Joseph and Deborah (Clark) Ben- 
jamin; bapt. May 25, 1727 at Griswold Second Church or Pa- 
chaug (cr 1-59) I died May 12, 1772 at Worthington, Mass. 
(gs), age 46 yrs. (gs). He married March 8, 1749/50 (Gris- 
woia cr 1-256 j Preston Town Records say year 1750) Priscil- 
la Burton, dau. of Jacob and Judith (Herrick) Burton. She 
was born March 30, 1726/7 at Preston, Conn, and died in 
1797. She m/2 on October 5, 1773 at Worthington, Mass. (vr) 
Samuel Clapp or Clopp. 

James and family moved to Worthington, Mass. from Pres- 
ton before 1764. Priscilla was a member of the church at 
Worthington that organized April 1, 1771 » with the follow- 
ing members 1 Samuel Converse, Priscilla Benjamin; Israel 
Holton, James Bemis, Jonathan Huntiongton, and Benjamin 
Bigelow. James paid for wood to burn oyster shells for the 
purpose of obtaining lime to use in the plaster necessary 
to complete the church. When anyone in the town journeyed 
from Worthington to Boston, it was prefaced by the prayers 
of the church and the safe return of the person who hazared 

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it, was the cause of thanksgiving and public rejoicing. 

By order of the General Court on June 2, 1762, nine 
plantations were sold at auction. In 1768, a bill was 
passed, creating this area to be Worthington, County of 
Hampshire. The larger part of the inhabitants came from 
Conn. Early residents were i Samuel Clapp, Benjamin Bigelow, 
Davis Converse, Daniel Gates, Asa Burton, Stephen Converse, 
James Benjamin, Thomas Kinne, and Beriah Curtis. In 1?85, 
Dr. Ezra Starkweather came from Stonington. He was a Rev. 
War soldier and had lost 4 sons in the Rev, 

71 men from Worthington and Ashfield marched to Cam- 
bridge immediately after Lexington. Supposedly no town in 
the country was more drained of men, money, and material 
than Worthington during the Rev. War. 

James was a private in Capt. Oliver Lyman's Co., Col. 
Dike's Regt. , and received pay for travel allowance dated 
Dorchester, Nov. 27, 1776 and was listed under the return 
of men in service from Dec. 1776 to March 1777. 

James is listed in the Hampden Co. Deeds Book 8 p. 756 
and 757 in land transactions with John Worthington. 

James died intestate and administration of his estate 
is bound in Box 13»45 with the Widow as administrator and 
bonds given by Nathan Leonard, Joseph Marsh, and Priscilla 
Benjamin. He owed money to Chester and Isaac Benjamin. 
In 1774 Samuel Clapp, "Administrator with ye late Widow of 
said Dec'd prays allowance, etc.". James' estate was val- 
ued at about 479 pounds. 

On Nov. 17, 1773 Asa, James, and Roger chose Samuel 
Clapp as their guardian. In different handwriting is add- 
ed Priscilla, Lydia, Selah Barnard, Keziah, Eli, and De- 
light Skiff (John her husband). Samuel Clapp and Elisha 
Benjamin of Worthington and Joseph Billings of Hatfield 
put up the bond for the guardian. 

The children were all baptised after James had died, 
and were named as children of the Widow Benjamin. 

Children of James and Priscilla (Burton) Benjamini 

♦834. Elisha Benjamin b. January 14, 1751 at Preston, Conn. 
(vr 2-46). 

♦835. Asa Benjamin b. October 27, 1753 at Preston, Conn. 
(vr 2-46). 
836. Delight Benjamin b. August 28, 1755 at Preston, Conn. 
(vr 2-46); m. April 1, 1773 John Skiff (Skitt). 

*837. James Benjamin Jr. b. July 20, 1757 at Preston, Conn. 

♦838. Roger Benjamin b. September 10, 1759 at Preston. 

♦839. Priscilla Benjamin b. July 17, 1761 at Preston. 

*840. Lydia Benjamin be. 1763, perh. at Worthington, Mass. 

*84l. Selah (Salah/Sala) Bernard (Barnard) Benjamin b. May 
18, 1766 at Worthington, Mass. 
842. Keziah (Coziah) Benjamin b. July 4, 1768 at Worthing- 
ton, Mass. j bp. July 17. 1773 at Worthington (cr)j 
m. October 5* 1786 (Chester, Mass. vr) to Levi 
Leonard of Worthington. She may have d. Oct. 2, 

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1851. 

Resources i Manuscript of The Benjamin Family . Edith Benjam- 
in; Wilson Papers j Lineage of My Children . Keogh, 1926; Re- 
search of Mrs. John W. Keller of Litiz, Penn. j Hale's Col- 
lection of Conn. Church Records; Barbour Collection of Conn 
Vital Records i Records of Mrs. Ella Sprague of Grand Island, 
Nebraska. 

378. BARZILLIA BENJAMIN 5 (Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born March 28, 1730/1 

(Dr. Wilson says b. 1728) at Preston, Conn.; the son of Jos 
eph and Deborah (Clark) Benjamin; bapt. May 9, 1730 at Gris 
wold, Conn, (vr BP-12) of heart disease. He married Ann 
(Anna) Cheedler (Cheedlang/Cheedlong/Chaidlaw/Cheseboro) . 
She was born in 1740 and died March 15, 1825 at Milford, 
Conn, (vr BP-52), age 85. They are both buried in the Mil- 
ford, Conn. Cemetery lot #1-134. Ann had a brother or un<» 
cle who was a physician residing in Youngstown, N.Y. 

Barzillia is listed in the 1790 Federal Census in Mil- 
ford, Conn, with 3-3-1 and in the 1800 census at Milford 
with 0-0-1-0-1//0-1-0-0-1. 

He and his wife were admitted to full communion Nov. 21, 
1773 at Milford. (cr 1-48). 

Governor Law of Connecticut brought Barzillia to Mil- 
ford to take care of his lands. Barzillia was in feeble 
health at the time of the Revolutionary War, so he hired a 
susbtitute to serve for him. He died from a heart attack. 
He owned several negro slaves, who, when freed at the time 
of the Rev. War, assumed the name of Benjamin. In 1890 one 
of the negro descendants was Charles Benjamin, who was born 
in Milford and resided in New Haven, Conn. 

Supposedly, Ann's writing desk has been handed down in 
this family. 

Children of Barzillia and Ann (Cheedler) Benjamini 
♦843. Anna Benjamin be. 1765 at Milford, Conn. 
♦844. Joseph Benjamin be. 1771 at Milford, Conn. 

845. Marystill Benjamin bp. November 21, 1773 at Milford, 

Conn, (cr 1-94); d. June 1779 at Milford. (vr). 

846. William S. Benjamin. According to Dr. Wilson, his 

where abouts were unknown in 1900. 
*847. Barzallia Benjamin Jr. be. 1773 at Milford, Conn. 
*848. Nathan C. Benjamin b. August 10, 177^ at Milford. 
♦849. John Benjamin b. December 22, 1779 at Milford. 
♦850. Elias Benjamin b. July 21, 1782 at Milford, Conn. 
851. Polly Benjamin be. 1784-90. 

Resources 1 Wilson Papers; Research of Mr. W. A. Palmer of 
Milford, Conn. 1 Barbour Collection of Conn. Vital Records. 

379. DEBORAH BENJAMIN 5 (Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born March 26, 1732 at 

Preston, Conn.; the dau. of Joseph and Deborah (Clark) Ben- 
jamin; bapt. April 16, 1732 at Griswold, Conn, (cr l-6l); 
died December 2, I830 at Brooklyn, Conn. She married John 

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Cady of Canterbury, Conn, on April 14,1752 (Preston vr 6-8 
and Pomfret vr 1-103). He was the son of Jonathan Cady and 
was born April 10, 1728 at Canterbury, Conn, and died June 
30, 1805 at Brooklyn, Conn. They are both buried in the 
Brooklyn Cemetery. 

They lived in Brooklyn, Conn., where John's father gave 
him 100 acres on October 1, 1747. 

(Note 1 The church record 1-257 at Griswold gives their 
marriage date as February 13 # 1752. This may be an "inten- 
tions* date.) 

(Note 1 There may have been more children and the birth 
dates might not be accurate.) 

Children of John and Deborah (Benjamin) Cadyi 

852. Anna Cady b. November 26, 1752 at Brooklyn, Conn. 

853. John C. Cady b. 1757; d. unm. June 7, 1853. 

854. Lavinia Cady b. July 8, 1758 at Brooklyn, Conn.; m. 

March 3, 1779 Col. Samuel Webb. 
The three children listed above are buried with their 
parents. 

Resources 1 The lineage of Mv Children . Keogh, 1926; Gen, of 
the Ben.lamin Family . Baker, I898; Wilson Papers; Desc. of 
Nicholas Cady . Allen, p. 45; Book 5 p. 38 Early Conn. Mar- 
riages . Baileyi Vol. 67 p. 376 N. E. Hist, and Gen. Regis- 
ter . 

380. JOSIAH BENJAMIN^ (Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born March 13, 173V5 at 
Preston, Conn. ; the san of Joseph and Deborah (Clark) Ben- 
jamin; bapt. April 7» 1734 at Griswold (New Haven Cong, cr); 
died July 1805 at Stillwater, Saratoga Co., New York. He 

married (perhaps Brush). (Perhaps related in some 

way to a Thomas Brush.) 

Josiah moved to Suffolk County and was mustered into 
the N.Y. Provincial Troops. He enlisted March 27, 1759 at 
the age of 25. was listed as a gunsmith, born in Conn., and 
was under Capt. Mulford. This was in the campaign against 
the French. 

Jasiah was a lieutenant in the Revolutionary War and he 
and his son, Josiah Jr., served in the 13th Regt., Albany 
County Militia. This regiment was made up of men from the 
Saratoga District, which included the towns of Stillwater 
and Saratoga, and was sometimes referred to as the "Still- 
water Regiment" . 

He was listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Stillwater, 
Albany Co., N.Y. with 3-1-3 and in the 1800 census at the 
same place with 2-1-0-0-1//0-0-0-1-0. 

In the Mt. Washington, Mass. land records in 1765 (Book 
4 p. 403) he bought land from Thomas W olcutt and is listed 
as being "of Berkshire Co., Mass." In 1766 he sold the 
same land to Samuel Dibble. 

His will is dated July 17, 1805 and proved August 20, 
1805 and is located in Book 1 p. 314 of the Saratoga Co., 
N.Y. Probate Records. Josiah Benjamin, Elisha Andrews, and 

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John Nuter are named executors. He names sonsi Eliakim and 
Josiah Jr. and granddau. Dytha Benjamin (under age) and 
grandsons i Josiah III, Nathan, and Thomas (Nathan and Thom- 
as are under age) and dau. Abigail Kellogg. Witnesses to 
his will were William Patrick Jr., Amos Mulliken, and N. 
Metcalfe. 

In Saratoga Co. Land Records Book 2 p. 483 on June 12, 
1797 William M. (S)ee of the Town of Stillwater, Saratoga 
Co., N.Y. sold 500 acres to Josiah Benjamin in Lot #12 of 
Camillus, Onondaga Co., N.Y. John Thompson and Eliakim Ben 
jamin were witnesses. 

Children of Josiah Benjamini 
*855. Josiah Benjamin Jr. b. September 1761 at Dutchess Co., 

New York. 
♦856. Thomas B. (Brush) Benjamin be. 1760-74. 
*857. Eliakim Benjamin be. 1760-74. 
*858. Abigail Benjamin. 

Resourcesi p. 202 Muster Rolls of N.Y. Provential Troops 
1755-64 ; p. 90 Hist, of Saratoga Co.. N.Y. . Sylvester; 
Saratoga Co. Probate Records; Records of Miss Susan Hayner, 
late Stillwater Co. Historian; Research of Gloria Wall 
Bicha of Racine, Wis.; Pension Papers for Rev. War. 

381. CAPT. NATHAN BENJAMIN^ (Joseph 3 ~ 2 , John 1 ) born April 19, 
1737 at Preston, Conn.; the son of Joseph and Deborah 
(Clark) Benjamin; bapt. May 22, 1737 (on wife's account) at 
the North Preston Cong. Church (cr 1-66); and died July 1, 
1785 at South Egremont, Mass. and is buried in the Bow Wow 
Bemetery at Sheffield, Mass. He m/l Abigail Dibble of Mt. 
Washington, Mass. on January 20, 1761 at Mt. Washington, 
the dau. of John Dibble. She was born March 30, 1741 eith- 
er at Mt. Washington or Torrington, Conn, and died Septem- 
ber 8, 1772, age 31f at Mt. Washington (gs) and is burried 
in the Anna Lee Cemetery at Mt. Washington. Nathan m/2 
Hannah Wells at West Hartford, Conn, (vr 1-120) on Decem- 
ber 23, 1773. She died at East Bloomfield, New York, date 
unknown. She m/2 Esquire Eluid Hopkins of South Egremont. 
He was born February 1, 1741/2 at Waterbury, Conn, and died 
November 27, 1809 at East Bloomfield, N.Y. Hannah survived 
him. Eulid had m/l Chloe King. 

(Note; There was a letter among the Wilson Papers writ- 
en to Dr. Wilson, which states that the families of the 
writer felt that Nathan's children were "somewhat cheated 
out of their inheritance by their step-father".) 

Nathan moved from Preston, Conn, to Milford, Conn., and 
then to Mt. Washington, Mass. He went to New York State 
(Saratoga Co. area), but after the Revolutionary War he re- 
turned to Mt. Washington. He was admitted Freeman in the 
town of Torrington, Conn, after the Declaration of Indepen- 
dence. 

Nathan helped found the town of Mt. Washington. The 
"legal bill of sale" of the Mt. Washington area was given 

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to John Halenbeck and 79 other persons by the Stockbridge 
Indians on March 15, 1757 for 26l pounds. No Benjamins, 
however, were listed among the 79 other purchasers. A map 
entitled "A Plan of the South end of Tanconnack Mountain- 
Mt. Washington area-containing 15t455 acres and 155 square 
rods, was presented with a petition of Nathan Benjamin to 
the General Court in February 1774. This map contains the 
boundaries of the subdivison of the then settled area into 
over 50 lots (or tracts), most averaging 100 acres in size. 
Two of these lots were labeled at "deeded" to Nathan, Peleg, 
(Peelig), Judah, and Mary Benjamin. Two other lots were 
deeded to Nathan Benjamin only. Five years after Nathan 
had presented this petition to the General Court, the Town 
of Mt. Washington was incorporated on June 21, 1779. 

Nathan was by far one of the wealthiest men in the town. 
There is a story handed down, that many of Nathan's neigh- 
bors wondered how he had obtained so much money. Some went 
so far as to feel that he might be a counterfeiter. One 
day a few mustered up sufficient courage to ask him how he 
had made so much money. He did not deny any of the stories 
that they had heard, but when they finished, he said that 
he would gladly show them the tools that he had used to 
make his money. When they were shown plows, scythes, hoes, 
shovels, etc., they exclaimed that they weren't counterfeit 
ing tools! Nathan explained quietly that those were the 
tools he had used to make his money. 

He obtained a grant of land in Weston, Mass. On Dec. 1, 
1759 he bought from Moses Sawyer a piece of land situated 
on the Taconnack (Taconic) Mountain, west of Sheffiel Mass. 
On March 29, 1773 Nicholas VanGiler sold 50 acres in Egre- 
mont to Nathan. 

Nathan was called Captain, but how he got that name 
(unless it was honarary) was never known. He served as a 
private in Lt. Andre Loomis' Co., Col. Ashley's Regt. in 
1781 and also in Capt. Spoor's Co. in the same Regt. In 
the French and Indian War, Nathan enlisted on March 24, 
1759 at the age of 22, gunsmith, born in Conn., in the New 
York Provencial Troops under Capt. Silas Cook. 

Hannah Wells was admitted to the church in W. Hartford, 
Conn, in 1766 and by letter from that church to one in 
Egremont on October 30, 1774. 

In Dr. Wilson's papers, from the County Records search 
in 1881 by W. L. Hicks, probably County Clark at that time, 
said that he could find records that Eluid Hopkins of Bloom 
field, N.Y. had died and that Hannah Hopkins and Pitts 
Hopkins conveyed land in Bloorafield to Hannah Benjamin and 
Ira Benjamin, and afterward to Josiah Benjamin. He also 
found deeds from them, but none from Hannah Benjamin or 
Hannah Hopkins. 

Children of Nathan and Abigail (Dibble) Benjamin i 
♦859. Mary Benjamin b. April 11, 1762 at Mt. Washington, 

Mass. 

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*860. Joseph Benjamin b. July 1, 1763/4 at Mt. Washington 

(vr), Mass. 
*86l. Abigail Benjamin b. 1766/7 at Mt. Washington. 
*862. Nathan Benjamin Jr. b. March 7, 1?69 at S. Egremont. 
*863. Sarah Benjamin b. 1770/1 at S. Egremont. 

Children of Nathan and Hannah (Wells) Benjamin 1 

*864. Ira Benjamin be. 1774 at S. Egremont, Mass. 
865. Calvin Benjamin be. 1775 at Mt. Washington, Mass.} 

supposed to have died unmarried before 1800. Dr. 
Wilson's records indicated he became a merchant in 
Canandaigua, N.Y. and was a great friend of the 
Indians, and died there about 23/4 years of age. 

*866. Josiah Benjamin be. 1776 at Mt. Washington, Mass. 

*867. Luther W. Benjamin be. 1778 at Mt. Washington, Mass. 

*868. John Benjamin b. February 4, 1782 at Egremont, Mass. 

*869. Hannah Benjamin b. December 9» 1783 at S. Egremont. 

Children of Eluid and Hannah (Wells Benjamin) Hopkins i 
Esther Hopkins. 

Resources 1 Vol. 1 p. 20-1 Colonial Families of U.S. . Mc- 
Kenzie; Vol. 2 p. 567 Ibid ; Desc. of John Whitman of Wey- 
mouth. Mass. , Farnamj Mt. Washington Town Records 1 p. 182 
John Hopkins of Cambridge. Mass. . Hopkins, 1932; Muster 
Rolls of N.Y. Provincial Troops 1755-64 ; Vol. 25 p. 123-4 
PAR Lineage Book ; Wilson Papers? Research of Mr. Waite S. 
Brush of Copake Falls, N.Y. 1 Book 2 p. 77 Early Conn. Mar- 
riages. Bailey; Letters of Lucy Benjamin Perry to Dr. Wil- 
son; Vol. 24 p. 206 N.Y. Hist. Society Collection . 

382. MARY BENJAMIN^ (Joseph 2 *" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born June 22/25, 1739 at 

Preston, Conn.; the dau. of Joseph and Deborah (Clark) Ben- 
jamin; bapt. August 5» 1739 at Griswold First Church (cr); 
died November 25, 1819. She married January 28, 1762 at 
Windham, Conn, (vr 2-73) Andrew Durkee. He was the son of 
Stephen and Lois (Moulton) Durkee and was born November 25, 
1737 at Hampton, Conn, and died November 17, 1814 from a 
fall from the steps of Dorrance House (hotel) in Luzerne 
County, Penn. 

Children of Andrew and Mary (Benjamin) Durkee 1 
870. Mary Durkee b. January 11, 1763 at Windham, Conn, 
(vr 2-73); m. August 8, 1780 Nathaniel Fuller. 
*871. Elizha Durkee b. June 8, 1764 at Hampton, Conn. 
(vr 3-34). 
872. Anna Durkee b. April 19, 1766 at Windham, Conn. 

(vr 2-73); m. Tracy. 

*873. Wilkes Durkee b. July 25, 1768 at Hampton, Conn, 
(vr 1-334 and Pomfret, Conn, vr 1-97). 

874. Ebenezer Durkee b. November 28, 1769; m. Thenza Rood. 

875. Cynthia Durkee b. February 8, 1772; m. April 2, 1794 

Luther Burnett at Hampton, Conn. She d. December 
12, 1863 at Scipio, N.Y. 

876. Sally Durkee b. January 27, 1774; m. April 2, 1797 at 

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Hampton, Conn, (vr 1-336) Foster Preston. 
877. Lois Durkee b. June 16, 1777; m. Ebenezer Griffin. 
♦878. Robert Durkee b. February 23, 1779 at Hampton, Conn. 

879. Royal Durkee b. June 19, 1784 at Hampton, Conn. 

880. Jared* Durkee b. September 2, 1786 at Hampton, Conn.; 

m. Lydia Taylor. 

Resources i Gen. Dictionary of N.E. Settlers . Savage; Hist, 
of Windham. Conn. . Learned; Records of Mrs. Harry F. Going 
of Pontiac, Mich., which were collected by her grandfather 
Lester Coonley; Records of Karl W. Krantz of Schenectady, 
N.Y. 

383. ISAAC BENJAMIN^ (Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born April 15, 17^2 at 

Preston, Conn. ; the son of Joseph and Deborah (Clark) Ben- 
jamin; bapt. May 23, 1742 at Griswold Church (cr 1-72). His 
death date is unknown, as is the place. He may have mar- 
ried Mercy Clark, the dau.of John and Mary (Benjamin or 
Tobey) Clark. 

Isaac served in the Revolutionary War. He belonged to 
Capt. Ranson and Capt. Durkee 's Company, which was station- 
ed at Wyoming and who were considered as part of the quota 
from the state of Conn. He also enlisted April 18, 1760, 
age 18, a cooper, born in Preston, Conn., in the New York 
Provincial Troops under Capt. Silas Cook. 

There is an Isaac Benjamin in Luzerne County, Pennsyl- 
vania in the 1790 census with 1-0-5. In deeds at Spring- 
field, Mass. he sold land there in 1776 when he was "of 
Westmoreland, Conn, (later became part of Penn.). From 
deeds, he owned land at Chester, Mass. also. 

In History of Wyoming, Penn., a map of Westmoreland 
appears and on it is a plot of land shown as belonging to 
"Benjamin". Also, mention is made of Isaac Benjamin's ser- 
vice as a soldier. The map is of the Connecticut Surveys. 
There were 17 towns claimed by Conn, before the decree of 
Trenton, which added them to Penn. 

Isaac bought land from Joseph Benjamin in 1766 in Plain 
field, Conn. 

There are no pension records on file for Isaac in the 
National Archives. 

Children of Isaac and Mercy (Clark) Benjamini 

881. Abigail Benjamin m. David Hill, who was b. at Beaver 

Co., Penn. in 1776. They had a son Britton Arm- 
strong Hill b. 1816/7 at Milford, New Jersey. 
?*882. Isaac Benjamin b. March 27, 1771. 

Resources; Hale's Collection of Conn. Church Records; The 
Benjamin Families of Norwich and Preston . Mrs. E. E. Rogers, 
1917 1 Wilson Papers; p. 284 Muster Rolls' for N.Y. Provinc- 
ial Troops 17 55-64 . 

384. OBED(IAH) BENJAMIN^ (Obediah , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) birth date 

unknown; the son of Obediah and Mary (Yarrington) Benjamin; 

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bapt. March 9. 1729 at the North or Second Church of Pres- 
ton, Conn, (cr 1-60) j died May 1?, 1816 at Wolfville, King 
County, Nova Scotia, Canada. He m/l March 27, 1755 at 
First Cong. Church of Griswold, Conn, (cr 1-257) Mary Hurd 
(Herd). She was born about 1731 and died December 28, 1786 
at Horton Township, King Co., Nova Scotia. He m/2 July 9, 
1787 at Horton (Town Book rec.) Deborah Strong. No data on 
her. 

Obed was a farmer and lived near Wolfville, Horton Town 
ship, King's Co., Nova Scotia. He was a grantee of Horton 
Township. On August 29, 1791 there was an assessment on 
the inhabitants of the township of Horton. Obed, Obed Jr., 
Caleb and Stephen were in the first class of names and tax- 
ed 5 shillings and Jacob and Abel were in the fifth class 
and taxed 1 shilling. (The fifth class were made up of peo 
pie who were laborers or owned less than 6 head of cattle. 

In Vol. 443 of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia 1676- 
1694 . #7, the return of the township of Horton, dated Jan. 
5, 1770, it listed Obed Benjamin as having "5 boys, 1 woman, 
1 girl, Protestant, American, 1 horse, 4 oxen and bulls, 1 
saw mill". It listed the 1769 produce and showed he raised 
wheat, peas, and flaxseed. It also showed that one female 
had been born within the year. 

Mary and her husband, Obed, "owed ye covenant" at Gris- 
wold, Conn, on April 23, 1758 (First cr). 

Mary Hurd was the dau. of Thomas and Lidia ( ) Hurd 

and was born in Plainfield, Conn. 

When Obediah died he had considerable estate. He had 
established a grist mill and saw mill on the Gaspereau Riv- 
er and gave a farm to each of his four sons. His will was 
dated Nov. 6, 1806, and named each of his children with a 
division of property, (N.S. Archives film real #567591). 

In 1760 Obediah Benjamin obtained one share (500 acres) 
in the Township of Horton, Nova Scotia, and moved there 
with his wife and 2 sons. They traveled from Conn, by sea. 
They were actually taking over land left by the French when 
they fled to Louisiana. 

Children of Obediah and Mary (Hurd) Benjamint 

*883, Stephen Benjamin b. October 12, 1751 at Preston, Conn. 

*884. Caleb Benjamin b. December 10/11, 1759 at Preston, 
Conn, (vr 2-76). 

♦885. Abel Benjamin b. May 26, 1762 at Horton Twp., Nova 
Scotia, Canada. 
886. Obed(iah) Benjamin Jr. b. December 5. 1764 at Horton; 
named in his father's will in 1806 and stated that 
he was to receive 160 pounds and "had already re- 
ceived some marshlands". He was the only son not 
to get a farm from his father. Apparently he was 
not married as there are no records of his death, 
burial, cattle markings, or town notes, so it 
would seem that he moved away from this area. 

♦887. Jacob Benjamin b. Oct. 14, 1766 at Horton Twp. 

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*888. Lydia Benjamin b. August 20, 1?68 at Horton Twp. 
*889. Elizabeth Marion Benjamin b. December 31, 1770 at 
Horton Twp. 

Children of Obediah and Deborah (Strong) Benjamim 

890. Mary Benjamin b. March 18, 1793 at Horton Twp., Nova 

Scotia. She is not mentioned in her father's will, 
so apparently she died young. 

Resources! p. 4 Public Archives. N.S. Horton Township Book 
1751-1889 ; Wilson Papers; p. 315 Desc. of Moses Cleveland . 
Cleveland, 1899; Book 4 Early Conn. Marriages . Bailey; 
Research done by Miss Edwards of Halifax, N.S.; Obadiah 
Benjamin of Nova Scotia . R. Allen Benjamin, 1973. 

38 5. ABEL BENJAMIN* (Obediah , Joseph-^" 2 , John ) born at Preston, 
Conn. ; the son of Obediah and Mary (Yarrington) Benjamin; 
bapt. July 11, 1731 at Preston, Conn. (First Cong. Church 
cr 1-61); died December 1823, age 92 (gs) at Burlington, 
Otsego Co., New York and is buried in the Burlington Green 
Cemetery. He married April 8, 1759 Esther Smith of Norwich, 
Conn, at Norwich (vr 2-228). He parentage is unknown, but 
her father was a sea captain in the merchant service. She 
was born in 1739/40 at Norwich and died February 18, 1822, 
age 83 (gs) at Burlington, N.Y. She is buried with her hus 
band. From her obit in the Watch Tower (a Cooperstown, N. 
Y. newspaper) it said she had been married over 60 years, 
had 7 children, 30 grandchildren, and 52 great-grandchild- 
ren. 

Abel was noted for his industry, temperance, and frug- 
ality. He was "of Norwich" at the time of his marriage, at 
the "Falls of the Quineburg" (probably Quinebaug). In 
March 1790 they moved to Burlington, Otsego Co., N.Y., 
which was then a wilderness. They were listed in the 1790 
Federal Census at Otsego, Montgomery Co., N.Y. with 4-4-4 
and in the 1800 census at Burlington, Otsego Co., N.Y. with 
1 male 16/26; 1 male 45+ ; and 1 female 45+. For the last 
10 or 15 years of their lives they lived with their son, 
Lathrop Benjamin. 

Children of Abel and Esther (Smith) Benjamin; 

891. Amelia (Ann on birth rec.) Benjamin b. October 7, 

1760 at Norwich, Conn, (vr 2-228); bp. May 31. 

1771 at Norwich First Cong. Church (cr 2-164); 

died about 1840; m. Benjamin Story, a saddler, and 

had a large family; believed to have moved to 

Western New York. 
♦892. Asa Benjamin b. March 20, 1762 at Preston or Norwich, 

Conn. 
*893. Samuel Benjamin b. December 5. 1763 at Preston, Conn. 
894. Abel Benjamin Jr. b. August 10, 1765 at Preston, Conn. 

(vr 2-17); bp. May 31, 1771 at Norwich First Cong. 

Church (cr 2-164); died August 9, 1787, age 22, 

(gs) and buried at Preston, Conn, cemetery lot 

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#4-83. 

*895. Solomon Benjamin b. June 15» 176? at Norwich, Conn, 
(vr 2-228). 
896. Elizabeth (Betsey) Benjamin b. March 20, 1769 at Nor- 
wich, Conn, (vr 2-228); bp. May 21, 1771 at Nor- 
wich Cong. Church (cr 2-164); m. January 27, 1790 
Blanchard Darby of Norwich at Preston, Conn, (vr 
1-81). She died about 1818. 

*897. Rodolphus (Rudolphus) Benjamin b. November 20/26, 
1770 at Norwich, Conn, (vr 2-365). 

*898. Christopher Benjamin b. August 14, 1774 at Norwich, 
Conn. 
899. Mary Benjamin b. July 16, 1?76 at Norwich; probably 
died young. 

?900. Anna Benjamin b. 1773» d. June 5, 1794, age 20 (gs) 
and buried at the Preston, Conn. Cemetery lot 
#4-83 (the same lot as Abel Jr. is buried in). 

*901. Lathrop Benjamin b. October 24, 1782 at Norwich, Conn. 

Resources! Wilson Papers; Barbour Collection of Conn. Vital 
Records; p. 191-4 Rix Gen. . Rix, 1906; Research of Mrs. 
Gordon (Bethany) Ginther of Norwich, N.Y., which included a 
diary of Herny D. Benjamin; Norwich, Conn. Vital Records ; 
Records of Mrs. Samuel Medbury of New Berlin, N.Y. ; Hale's 
Collection of Conn. Church and Cemetery Records; Vol. 60 
p. 122 N.E. Gen, and Hist. Register ; Bible records in the 
possession of Mrs. Floyd Salisbury in 1958 of Garrettsville, 
N.Y. 

386. EBENEZER BENJAMIN^ (Obediah , Joseph^" , John ) born December 
14, 1734/5 at Preston, Conn, (then Griswold) (vr 7-9) 1 son 
of Obediah and Mary (Yarrenton) Benjamin; bapt. April 28, 
173? or December 14, 1735 (on wife's account) at Griswold 
(cr 1-64); died December 22, 1789 at Red Rock, Columbia Co., 
New York, which is located in the southeast corner in the 
present town of Chatham. He married November 26, 1761 at 
the First Cong. Church of Preston (cr 44-156) Phoebe Ben- 
jamin (#418), the dau. of Daniel (#149) and Phoebe (Guile) 
Benjamin. They were first cousins. She was born September 
29, 1744; bp. Sept. 29, 1745 at Griswold First Cong. Church 
(cr l-?6); and died November 2, 1813, age 69 (gs) at Chath- 
am, New York. They are buried in a vault on the Benjamin 
farm in Red Rock. 

Ebenezer served in the French and Indian Wars. He was 
a priveate in the 4th Company of the First Regiment of Conn. 
Troops. Israel Putnam was Captain and Major Gen. Phineas 
Lyman was commander. This was in the expedition raised 
against Crown Point in 1756. 

In the Revolutionary War he was a Lieutenant and Capt- 
ain in the Fifth Company of the 17th Regiment of Albany 
County Militia (N.Y.) under Lt. Col. William Bradford 
Whitney. 

In 1774 he removed to Red Rock and settled in Old 

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Caanan, which was 4 miles east of Chatham, N.Y,, in the Red 
Rock District. 

In 1762 he lived in Preston, Conn., near the Stonington 
line. In the 1790 Federal Census Phoebe Benjamin was list- 
ed in Caanan, Albany Co., N.Y. with 2-2-2 and in the 1800 
census she is at Chatham Twp., Columbia Co., N.Y. withi 
1-1-3-1-0//1-1-1-0-1 , 

Ebenezer* s Rev. War pension number is #S12151. 

Children of Ebenezer and Phoebe (Benjamin) Benjamini 
*902. Daniel Benjamin b. September 26, 1762 at Preston, 

Conn, (vr 2-43). 
♦903. Ebenezer S. Benjamin b. April 14, 1766 at Preston. 
*904. William Benjamin b. April 16, 1768/9 at Preston. 
*905. Benjamin B. Benjamin b. January 13, 1770 at Preston, 

Conn, (vr 2-43). 
906. Grace Benjamin b. August 9t 1771 at Preston, Conn.; 

m. Bromley. 

♦907. Elizabeth Benjamin b. May 11, 1773 at Preston. 
908. Lyol Benjamin (Edith Benjamim listed this son, who 

died young.) His name does not appear in the 

Wilson Papers. 
*909. Elijah Benjamin b. August 28, 1778 at Red Rock, N.Y. 
*910. Phoebe Benjamin b. Januaryl8, 1780 at Red Rock, N.Y. 
*911. Darius Benjamin b. February 15t 1781 at Red Rock. 
♦912. Martin Benjamin be. 1785/87 at Red Rock, N.Y. 
♦913. Asa Benjamin be. 1791 at Red Rock, N.Y. 

914. Anna Benjamin; m. Merchant. 

Resources! Benjamin Family of Columbia Co., N.Y. , Reuben M. 
Benjamin, 1911» The Benjamin Family . Edith Benjamin; Wilson 
Papers; N.Y. in Rev, as Colony and State . Roberts, 1898; 
Boston Transcript July 28. 1902; p. 69 Vol. 5 Abridged Com- 
pendius of Am. Gen. ; Vol. 100 p. 24l PAR Lineage Book , also 
Vol. 107 p. 136; Vol. 4 p. 112 Colonial Families of Am. . 
McKenzie. 

387. ELIZABETH BENJAMIN^ (Obediah , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born in Pres- 

ton, Conn.; the dau. of Obediah and Mary (Yarrenton) Ben- 
jamin; bapt. April 28, 1737 (on wife's account) at the Gris 
wold First Cong. Church (cr 1-66). She married Abraham 
Snow of Mansfield, Conn, on June 3» 176l. (Mansfield vr). 

Children of Abraham and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Snowi 

915. Abraham Snow bp. June 3» 1761 at Canterbury, Conn. 

Cong. Church. 

Resources; p. 102 Records of Cong. Church in Canterbury . 
Conn. ; p. 281 Mansfield. Conn. Vital Records 1703-1850 . 
Susan Dimock. 

388. JACOB BENJAMIN^ (Obediah^, Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born in Preston, 

Conn. ; the son of Obediah and Mary (Yarrenton) Benjamin; 
bapt. Maroh 18, 1739 at the Griswold First Cong. Chruch 
(cr I-67) • He married Esther Dunham. 

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There is some confusion regarding this Jacob. Helen 
Brown believed that he had also gone to Nova Scotia, Canada 
but there seem to be no records regarding him there. 

Children of Jacob and Esther (Dunham) Benjamin i 

916. Esther Benjamin b. October 25, 1774 at W. Windsor, 

Conn. 1 d. March 1864; m. David Bliss Benjamin. 

Resources! Salt Lake City Family Group Sheet on file at the 
library there. 

394. ELIZABETH PARK^ (Elizabeth , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born at Preston, 
Conn. j the dau.of Robert and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Park; 
bapt. September 14, 1?35 at Preston ; died November 11, 1762 
at Preston, Conn, and buried in the Avery Cemetery at Pres- 
ton. She married Benjamin Enos of Kings, Conn. He was 
born February 26, 1733 and may have died either before 1791 
or in 1843. He possibly m/2 January 14, 1768 Jerusha 
Phillips of Richmond, R.I. 

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Park) Enosi 

917. Joseph Enos b. 1758; d. 1835; m. 1780 Thankful Coon 

in Hopkinton, R.I. 

918. Mary Enos; m. February 18, 1790 Jesse Larkin in Rich- 

mond, R.I. 

919. Elizabeth Enos; m. April 1, 1778 William Bentley in 

Westerly, R.I. 

Children of Benjamin and Jerusha (Phillips) Enosi 
Park Enos j m. 1790 Margaret Carpenter. 
Benjamin Enos; m. 1791 Penelope Kenyon. 

Resource! Records sent by Mrs. Ross B. Johnson of Santa Fe, 

N.M. 

407. PHINEAS BENJAMIN^ (Jedediah , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born October 
5. 1733 at Preston, Conn, (vr 2-37); the son of Jedediah 
and Patience (Stanton) Benjamin; bapt. July 22, 1771 at 
Sharon, Conn, as an adult (cr 1-4); died June 15i 1804 at 
Sharon, Conn, and is buried in the Ellsworth Burying Ground 
on Sharon Mountain, lot #2-108. He m/l Zipporah Spaulding 
on November 14, 1759 at Canterbury, Conn, (vr 1-70), the 
dau. of Josiah and Hannah (Grover) Spaulding. She was born 
March 6, 1742 and died January 14, 1764 at Canterbury, Conn. 
He m/2 Jemmina Hollister (Holliston) on May 12, 1768 at 
Sharon, Conn. (According to family accounts, he m/2 May 12, 
1780, but this wouldn't account for the births before that 
date.) She was the dau. of Samuel and Jemima (Phelps) Hol- 
lister and was born November 27. 1749 at Sharon, Conn. 

Phineas and wife Jemima were admitted July 22, 1770 at 
the Sharon First Church of Christ Cong, (cr 1-4) and he was 
bapt. on that date. 

In the 1800 census of Sharon, Conn, he is listed withi 
1-1-0-0-1//0-1-0-0-1. 

Phineas was a private in Capt. Theodore Woodbridge's 

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Co. of Conn. Line Infantry, He was also in Col. Herman 
Swift's Regt. He is on the Conn. Pension List with #245259. 

Children of Phineas and Zipporah (Spaulding) Benjamini 
*920. Phineas Benjamin Jr. b. February ?, 1761 at Canter- 
bury, Conn, (vr 1-81). 

921. Zipporah Benjamin b. April 8, 1763; d. December 5» 
1840 (her will dated Dec. 29, 1840); m. Daniel 
Field, son of Deacon John and Lydia (Warren) 
Field. The was b. May 19, 1755 at Providence, R.I. 
They had no children, but adopted Daniel Field, a 
son of his brother Lemuel. In her will she left 
beds, linens, and dishes to her niece Cornelia 
Benjamin. 

Children of Phineas and Jemima (Hollister) Benjamini 
*922. Jemima Benjamin b. November 1, 1769 at Sharon, Conn. 

923. Samuel Benjamin b. February 9» 1771 at Sharon, Conn. 

(vr 7-298). 

924. Priscilla Benjamin b. January 17, 1773 J d. August 4, 

1773 at Sharon, Conn, (vr 7-298). 

925. Naomi Benjamin b. June 2, 1774; bp. August 11, 1776 

at Sharon First Church of Christ Cong, (cr 1-352). 

926. Sibbel Benjamin b. June 2, 1776 at Sharon, Conn.; m. 

Joshua Meade. Their dau. , Rebecca Meade was born 
at Amenia, Dutchess Co., N.Y. and m. 1834 at Mani- 

lus, Onondaga Co., N.Y. to John M. Webster, b. 
March 1810. 

*927. Amos Benjamin b. September 10, 1778 at Sharon, Conn. 
(vr 8-61). 

928. Marilla Benjamin b. December 7, 1780 at Sharon, Conn. 

(vr 8-61). 

929. Joel Benjamin b. December J, 1783 at Sharon, Conn. 

(vr 8-61). 

930. Zipporah Benjamin be, 1785; d. August 17, 1788, age 

3 years (gs) and buried in lot #3-76 of the Cart- 
wight Burhing Grounds in Sharon, Conn. 

931. Lucius Benjamin b. May 23, 1785 at Sharon, Conn. 

932. Electa D. Benjamin b. July 25, 1789 at Sharon, Conn. 

(vr 10-142); d. July 13, 1808, age 19 (gs) and 
buried in the Amenia Burying Gounds, N.Y. 
♦933. Daniel Benjamin b. December 27, 1791 (gs) at Sharon, 
Conn. 

Resources; The Benjamin Family of Norwich and Preston , by 
Mrs. E. E. Rogers, 1917; Sharon, Conn. Vital Records; Hist. 
of Ancient Westhersfield , Stiles; Book 3 p. 27 Early Conn. 
Marriages . Bailey; Gen. and Hist, of John Webster, Webster, 
1915; p. 122 Hollister Fam. of Am. . Case. 1886; Spaulding 
Memorial . Spaulding, 1897; p. 349, 526 Field Gen. . Pierce, 
1901 ; Vol. 137 p. 99 PAR Lineage Book; Vol. 24 p. 230 Am. 
Genealogist . 

408. PATIENCE BENJAMIN^ (Jedediah^, Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born February 

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25, 1735 at Preston, Conn, j the dau. of Jedediah and Pa-r 
ience (Stanton) Benjamin; died about 1770 at Canterbury, 
Conn. » married May 4/9, 1754 at Canterbury, Con. at the 
First Chruch (cr R-45) Hopestill Cleveland, son of Samuel 5 
Cleveland. He was born about 1727 and died January 6, 1806 
at Wilbraham, Mass., age 82. (In the Hartford Times , her 
husband was called Samuel Cleveland.) He probably married 
again. 

Children of Hopestill and Patience (Benjamin) Clevelandi 

934. Patience Cleveland b. January 12, 1757 at Canterbury, 

Conn.; m. Ephraim Wright at Palmer, Mass. He was 
b. at Sturbridge, Mass. Feb. 25, 1754. Patience 
died about 1802 and he, with his son Eprhaim, re- 
moved to Morgan Co., Ohio, where both died. 
Patience and Ephraim had 7 children i Abigail Upham 
Cleveland b. 1777; Orange b. 1779; Patience b,1781| 
Bathsheba b. 1785; Charlotte b. 1787, Ephraim b. 
1790 » and Mary b. 1792. 

935. Elisha Cleveland b. June 12, 1759. 

936. David Cleveland b. July 9, 1765. 

937. Esther Cleveland b. June 30, 1767. 

938. Samuel Cleveland b. June 14, 1769. 

Resources 1 p. 130 Desc. of the Cleveland Fam. . Cleveland, 
1899; Book 2 p. 124 Early Conn. Marriages . Bailey; Hartford 
Times June 21, 1952 and Sept. 13, 1958; Records of Lois 
Wright of Lansing, Michigan. 

409. HANNAH BENJAMIN^ (Jedediah\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born May 22, 
1737 at Preston, Conn.; the dau. of Jedediah and Patience 
(Stanton) Benjamin. She may have died at Brookfield, Ver- 
mont. She m/1 February 25, 1755/6 at Canterbury, Conn. 
Cong. Church (cr R-45) to Benjamin Brown, the son of Ben- 
jamin and Abigail (Cleveland) Brown. He was born about 
April 1732/3 at Canterbury, Conn, and died January 1, 1792 
(or 1798) at Canterbury, Conn. Hannah m/2 June 30, 1793 
Benjamin Abbott. (Abott). 

Benjamin Brown was living in the house of his grand- 
father, Josiah Cleveland, at the latter' s death. In 1751 
he is called "the minor son of Mrs. Abigail Adams" and in 
her will was called "eldest son". Benjamin's will was dat- 
ed Nov. 28, 1791 and probated Feb. 7, 1792. 

Children of Benjamin and Hannah (Benjamin) Browni 

939. Benjamin Brown b. January 25, 1756 at Canterbury, 

Conn.; m. December 17, 1779 Esther Staples. 

940. Jedediah Brown b. January 1, 1757; m. September 20, 

1789 Lydia Johnson; m/2 Lucy . 

941. John Brown b. August 27, 1758; d. 1780. 

942. Hutchenson Brown b. January 16, 1760; d. Sept. 7, 

1778. 

943. Anna Brown b. October 20, 1761 at Canterbury; m. 

Parker. 

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944. Daniel Brown b. April 10, 1763 at Canterbury, Conn. 

945. Billesent Brown b. September l3t 1764; m. Morse. 

946. Arauna (Aruna) Brown b. April 21, 1?66 ; m. Rebecca 

Dyer; he d. Oct. 8, 1841 at Branch Co., Michigan. 

947. Hannah Brown b. April 2? , 1769; m. Morse. 

948. Bial (Abial) Brown b. April 30, 1770 at Canterbury. 

949. Rufus Brown b. August 5. 1771 ; m. May 16, 1797 Mary 

Williams; he d. in Otsego Co., N.Y. 

950. Ebenezer Brown b. February 7, 1773; d. before 1819. 

951. Patience Brown b. June 11, 1776. 

952. Aurelia Brown b. August 11, 1779; m. David Cleveland. 

953. Luther Brown b. November 29, 1782; m. November 15i 

1804 Polly Bennett. 

954. Abigail Brown; d. before 1819; m. Rider. 

955. Thankful Brown; m. Peabody. 

Resourcesi Hartford Times Sept. 7. 1957; Records of Cong. 
Church at Canterbury. Conn. 1711-1844 . 1932; Wilson Papers; 
Rix Fam. Gen.. Rix. 1906 p. 191-4; p. 76 Desc. of Thomas 
Brown of Concord . 1962. 

411. SIMEON BENJAMIN^ (Jedediah\ Joseph 3-2 , John 1 ) born October 28, 
1744 at Canterbury, Conn, (vr 1-77); the son of Jedediah 
and Patience (Stanton) Benjamin; died November 20, 1825» 
age 81 (gs) in Otsego County, New York. He married March 
29, 1770 at Canterbury, Conn, (vr 1-70) Abigail Foster. She 
was born in 1755 and died July 15i 1825, age 75 (gs). They 
are both buried in the Robinson Cemetery at Hartwick, Otse- 
go Co., N.Y. It is an old cemetery, in poor condition, on 
West Creek Road, between Hartwick and S. Hartwick. 

Simeon is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Amenia, 
Dutchess Co., N.Y. with 4-2-2 and in the 1800 census at 
Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Conn. 

There is a Simeon Benjamin listed from Conn, in the Rev. 
War, but am not sure if he is the correct one. 

Children of Simeon and Abigail (Foster) Benjamin 1 
*956. Bela E. Benjamin b. June 24, 1771 at Canterbury, Conn. 

(vr 1-84). 
*957. Jedediah Benjamin b. July 15, 1772 at Canterbury, 

Conn, (vr 1-84). 
958. Rebecca Benjamin b. July 29, 1775 at Canterbury, 

Conn, (vr 1-85); m. November 20, 1823 Benjamin 

Howell at E. Hartford, Conn, (vr 1-102). 
*959. Simeon Benjamin Jr. be. 1782 at Butchess Co., N.Y. 
♦960. Ely (Eli) Benjamin be. 1789/90 in Dutchess Co., N.Y. 
*96l. Miles Benjamin be. 1796 prob. in Dutchess Co., N.Y. 

Resourcesi Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 
Barbour's Collection of Conn. Vital Records. 

413. JQANNAH BENJAMIN^ (Jedediah , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born July 10, 
1749 at Canterbury, Conn.; the dau. of Jedediah and Pa- 
tience (Stanton) Benjamin. She married on March 3, 1773 
at Windham, Conn, (vr) Ebenezer Farnam. 

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Children of Ebenezer and Joannah (Benjamin) Farnam; 

962. Joel Farnam b. January 3, 1774 at Windham, Conn. (vr). 

963. Joanna Farnam b. January 15, 1776 at Windham. 

964. Daniel Farnam b. January 5, 1779. 

965. Lodema Farnam b. April 18, 1781. 

Resources 1 Vital Records of Conn., Barbour Collection. 

417. DANIEL BENJAMIN^ (Daniel , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born at Preston, 

Conn. j the son of Daniel and Phoebe (Guile) Benjamin; 
bapt. October 1744 at the North Church of Preston (cr I-67). 
His marriage and death are unknown and the child below is 
of questionable placement. 

Children of Daniel and Benjamini 

?966. Charles Benjamin b. 1768; m. Sally Swasey and had 
children namedi Phoebe Benjamin and Charles W. 
Benjamin who m. Hannah Cree. (See "Unknown" 
Section for further data on Charles W. ) 

Resources! Records from Family Group Sheets located in the 
Salt Lake Library. 

418. PHOEBE BENJAMIN^ (Daniel^, Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born September 

29, 1744 at Preston, Conn.; the dau. of Daniel and Phoebe 
(Guile) Benjamin; bapt. September 29, 1745 at the Griswold 
First Cong. Church (cr 1-76); m. November 26, 1761 Ebenezer 
Benjamin, son of Obediah Benjamin. See #386 for her carry 
down. 

420. ELIZABETH BENJAMIN^ (Daniel\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born at Pres- 
ton, Conn.; the dau. of Daniel and Phoebe (Guile) Benjamin; 
bapt. April 9. 17^9 at the North Church of Preston (cr 1-80 
She married March 7. 1763 at Preston, Conn, (vr 2-33) Cap- 
tain George Darrow of Stonington, Conn. He was born August 
15i 17^3 at Stonington. Their marriage is also recorded at 
Griswold, Conn, (cr 1-259). 

Children of George and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Darrow 1 

967. George Darrow b. March 31, 1764 at Preston, Conn, (vr) 

968. Elisha Darrow b. March 1, 1766 at Preston, Conn, (vr) 

Resources; Early Conn. Marriages . Bailey, Book 4 p. 4l; Hart 
ford Times March 26, 1948. 

42-5. EZRA BENJAMIN^ (Abial\ Joseph 3 ' 2 , John 1 ) born December 13, 

1742 at Preston, Conn.; the son of Abial and Judith (Ford) 
Benjamin; bapt. December 1742 at the Griswold Church (cr 1- 
73); died September 29/30, 1819 at Griswold, Conn. (Note; 
His obit is dated Oct. 20, 1819 and gives his age as 77 
whereas the church record is dated Oct. 30, 1819 and gives 
his age as 64-cr 2-172). He is buried at the Rixtown Cem- 
etery at Preston. He m/1 Prudence Maine of Stonington, 
Conn, on April 27, 1769 at Preston, (vr 2-133). She was 
born about 1744 and died February 12, 1773 at Griswold (cr 

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1-204), age 29. (gs). She is buried in the Griswold Cem- 
etery lot #1-9. He m/2 June 2, 1774 at Preston (vr 2-133) 
Jeane (Jane) Eames of Norwich, Conn. She was the dau. of 
Josiah and Ann (Palimetor) Eames and was born March 25. 
1747 at Norwich and died April 15/18, 1791, age 45 (gs) at 
Preston, Conn, (vr 2-133). She, too, is buried at the Gris 
wold Cemetery lot #1-9. He m/3 March 30, 1794 (cr 1-82) at 
Preston, Conn, to Amy Avery, the widow of Mr. Nathaniel 
Stanton and the dau. of Ebenezer Avery. She was born Sept- 
ember 22, 1754 at Preston, Conn, and died October 19. 1834 
(gs) and is buried, also, in the Griswold Cemetery lot #1-9. 
Mr. Stanton died at sea in 1785. 

Ezra is listed in the 1790 Federal Census in New London 
County, Conn, with 1-0-1. 

He was a private in the Revolutionary War. His signa- 
ture is on a list of men who served with Capt. Boarman's 
Company and were called out August 7. 1775 and September 1, 
1776 to defend seaports. 

Ezra witnessed the will of Ezkiel Turner on March 4, 
1770 (New London Probate). There is also a record of a 
petition (Vol. 8 p. 459) by Ezra Benjamin of Preston for 
permission to sell some land in the name of his children, 
who were heirs (all under age) through his late wife, to 
the will of Josiah Eames, late of Bozra, New London, Conn. 
His late wife was the dau. of the said Josiah Eames. 

His will is in the Probate Records of Norwich (Vol. 13 
p. 54-5) and gave one third of his estate to his wife Amy 
and that he had given his full share to Ezra Jr. , Prudence 
Powers, and Anna Parke, that Hiram was to receieve $1,500. 
in a year, in addition to what he had already received, and 
that his dau. Eunice was to receive $100. annually for 3 
years and to also have his household. 

Children of Ezra and Prudence (Maine) Benjamini 
*969. Ezra Benjamin Jr. b. January 2, 1770 at Preston, 

Conn, (vr 2-133). 
970. Ziporah Benjamin b. March 9. 1771; d. October 1, 

1772 and buried in the Griswold Cem. lot #1-9). 

Children of Ezra and Jeane (Eames) Benjamini 
*971. Prudence Benjamin b. November St 1775 at Preston. 
*972. Hiram Benjamin b. January 26, 1778 at Preston, Conn. 

(vr 2-133). 
♦973. Eames Benjamin b. October 10, 1779 at Preston, Conn. 

(vr 2-133). 
♦974. Anna Benjamin b. April 8, 1782 at Preston (vr 2-133). 

Child of Ezra and Amy (Avery Stanton) Benjamini 
975. Eunice Benjamin b. January 24, 1795 at Preston, Conn. 
(vr 2-133) > d. unm. July 29, 1744, age 45 (gs) and 
buried in the Griswold Cemetery lot #1-17. 

Resources! p. 193 Rix Family Gen . . Rixj Wilson Papers; p. 
171 Rec. of Thomas Stanton of Conn .. Stanton, I891j p. 268 
Averv Gen. i Vol. 8, p. 459 Records of State of Conn. . Hoad- 

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lyj The Benjamin Family Collection by Marcus Benjamin in 
Rare Book Room of Library of Congress; Hale's Collection of 
Conn. Church and Cemetery Recordsj Hartford Times Oct. 23, 
1943; p. 363 Index to Obits in Mass. Centinel and Columbia 
Centinil 1784-1840 ; My Paternal Ancestors . Robert Powers 
Benjamin. 

k27j_ABIAL (ABIEL) BENJAMIN JR. 5 (Abial\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born on 
August 16, 1747 at Preston, Conn.; (vr 1-115); the son of 
Abial and Judith (Ford) Benjamin; bapt. September 29, 1747 
at the Griswold Church; died August 13, 1822 at Griswold, 
Conn, (vr 2-173). He is buried in the Rixtown Cemetery at 
Griswold, lot #1-18, He married Louise Ellis of Preston on 
September 18, 1771 at Preston, Conn, (vr 2-137). She was 
born about 17^8 and died July 29, 1821, age 73 (gs) at 
Griswold (cr 2-173). She is buried in the same lot as her 
husband. 

Abial Jr. was in the Revolutionary War. His signature 
is on a list called out for two alarms on August 7, 1775 
and September 1, 1776 under Capt. Boardman. 

He is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at New London 
County, Conn, with 1-6-3 and in the 1800 census as Preston, 
Conn, with just he and his wife listed, both over 45 years 
of age. 

(Note 1 Some genealogists have his son Asa as being 
married to Mary Roath, but this is another Asa. See #892). 

(Note 1 There is a Mrs. Patty Benjamin be. 1774, d. Jan. 
31, 1815# age 22 (gs) buried in the same cemetery lot (#1- 
18). She is probably a wife of one of his sons.) 

Children of Abial and Louisa (Ellis) Benjamin; 

976. Lydia Benjamin b. February 5» 1772 at Preston, Conn.; 

d. March 21, 1773 at Griswold (cr 1-204). 

977. States (Statia) Benjamin b. May 11, 1773 at Preston, 

(vr 2-137)5 m. George Rix, the son of Theophilus 
and Lydia (Kimball) Rix, b. July 16,1744 at Pres- 
ton, Conn. (Bromley Gen.) (Note; The Rix. Gen. has 
him as the son of Nathan and Esther (Brown) Rix.) 

978. Ellis Benjamin b. March 5# 1775 at Preston, Conn, (vr 

2-137); d. May 3, 1813, age 38 (gs), buried in the 
Griswold Cemetery lot #1-19 ; perhaps unm. 

979. Lyman Benjamin b. March 24, 1777 at Preston? d. March 

1801, age 24, in Jamaica, West Indies. 

980. Barber Benjamin b. August 7, 1779/80 in Preston; d. 

in the Army in 181 3. 

981. Lydia Benjamin b. October 20, 1781 in Preston, Conn. 

(vr 2-137); m. October 16, 1826 John Shafer of 
Penn. 

982. Benjamin Benjamin be. 1783/4; d. 1805, age 21, at 

Griswold, Conn, (cr 1-220). 
*983. Elam Benjamin b. September 4, 1786 at Preston (vr 2- 

137). 
984. Asa Benjamin b. October 18, 1784; d. 1786 at Preston. 

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985. Ashael Benjamin, a twin, b. October 18, 1784; d. March 

27, 1785, age 6 mos. (Griswold cr. 1-210). 

986. Ransley (Ramelia/Kamsley) Benjamin b. September 5, 

1788 at Preston (vr 2-137) 1 d. August 20, 1790. 

Resources 1 Hale's Collection of Conn. Chunch and Cemetery 
Records j Barour's Collection of Conn. Vital Records; Rix. 
Gen. ; Bromley Gen . Bromley, 1911; p. 15 Vol. 12 Conn. Hist. 
Soc. Collection of Rev. Rolls and Lists ; Conn. Militia in 
War of 1812 ; p. 297 Lewis Co. N.Y. History . Hough, i860. 

430. SARAH BENJAMIN^ (Abial , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born October 1, 

1756 at Preston, Conn.; the dau. of Abial and Judith (Ford) 
Benjamin; bapt. October 31, 1756 at the First c ong. Church 
of Preston (cr 1-90). She married February 8, 1781 at the 
First Cong. Church at Griswold (cr 1-266) to Samuel Gates, 
the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Waterman) Gates. He was 
born March 18, 1757. 

Children of Samuel and Sarah (Benjamin) Gates 1 

987. Abial Gates. 

988. Amos Gates. 

989. Mary Gates b. March 9t 1788; m. Daniel Northup, who 

was born Nov. 1, 1791 at Oneonta, N.Y. 

990. Eunice Gates. 

991. Ezra Gates b. April 7, 1790. 

992. Sarah Gates. 

993. Urban Gates. 
995. Judith Gates. 

Resources; Early Conn. Marriages , Bailey p. 47; Hartford 
Times Feb. 28, 1948 and Dec. 21, 1946. 

431. JESSE BENJAMIN^ (Abial , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born October 28, 

1758 at Preston, Conn.; the son of Abial and Judith (Ford) 
Benjamin; bapt. October 29, 1758 at the Griswold Cong. 
Church (cr 1-92); died September/December 6, 1851 at Clay- 
ton, Jefferson Co., New York. He married Rachel Bunn of 
West Point, N.Y. at West Point on September 29, 1783. She 

was the dau. of Reuben and Rachel ( ) Bunn and was born 

May 20, 1766 and died February 27, 1843 at East Martins- 
burgh, Jefferson Co., N.Y. or in the year 1848 at Lowsville, 
N.Y. 

Jesse was in the Revolutionary War. He was in Captain 
Boardman's Company for two alarms on August 7,1775 and Sept. 
1, 1776. He served as a musician in Capt. Abner Bacon's 
Co. in the 4th Regt. of Conn. Line. He enlisted April 26, 
1777 to serve for the duration. He was transferred to John 
McGregor's Co. on Dec. 23, 1778 and then transferred to 
Capt. John Buell's Co.. July 1, 1780. He made the rank of 
corporal in Capt. Bacon's Co. and later served in Capt. 
Durkee's and Capt. Seth Phelp's Companies. He was in many 
battles and shared the privations of Valley Forge. He was 
mustered out at West Point in 1783, where he met and mar«= 

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ried his wife. His pension number was #545272. 

He was listed in the Census for Pensioners for Rev. 
Military Service in 1840 as age 81 and residing in Martins- 
burgh, Lewis Co., N.Y. 

The following comes from a torn newspaper article that 
was in the possession of Eva Simms "...died in E. Martins- 
burgh the 2?th fo Feb. Mrs. Rachel Benjamin. Mrs. Benjamin 
is worthy of this brief notice, if for no other reason that 
she was the wife of Jessie Benjamin, who early in life, in 
the beginning of the War of the Rev. enlisted in the Army 
of these United States and firmly followed it's fortunes 
throughout that fierce struggle which resulted in making 
these States an independent nation. But this forms only a 
small part of her worth, for she discharged justly the dut- 
ies of a wife for 58 years, and sustained the duties of a 
mother in such a manner as that her children now rise up 
and call her blessed. If the virtues give any claim to 
notice, then Mrs. Benjamin deserves distincition even though 
she moved not in wealthy and high circles of society. She 
was the daughter of Reuben and Rachel Bunn, and ....'* 

Jesse was listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Canaja- 
harie Twp., Montgomery Co., N.Y. with 1-1-3. 

Children of Jesse and Rachel (Bunn) Benjamini 
♦996. Betsey (Elizabeth ) Benjamin b. March 31, 1784. 
*997. Sally Benjamin b. December 23, 1785. 
♦998. Thomas Benjamin b. January 23, 1788. 

999. Alfred Benjamin b. December 13, 1790; d. December 16, 

1814 at Sacket's Harbour and is buried there; unm. ; 
in military action in the War of 1812. 

1000. Lansing (Lanson) Benjamin b. May 17, 1793; d. May 30, 

1834, age 31 J m. Julia Root. He may not have had 

any children. He was a Lt. in 1818 and a Capt. in 

1820 in the N.Y. State Militia. He resigned in 

1822. 
*1001. Archibald Benjamin b. September 14, 1795. 
*1002. Calista (Celesta) Benjamin b. February 14, 1793. 
*1003. Corilla (Cordelia) Benjamin b. January 9, 1801. 
*1004. Laura Benjamin b. March 21, 1803. 
♦1005. Mary M. (Polly) Benjamin b. December 1, 1805. 
1006. Lydia Ann Benjamin b. February 24, 1810; died at 

Deansville, Oneida Co., N.Y.; m. Truman Lyman. 

They had a son Alfred Lyman and a dau. Lydia 

Lyman who m. but had no children. 

Resourcesi Vol. 12 p. 15 Conn. Hist. Society Collection of 
Rev. Rolls and Lists; PAR Lineage Books Vol. 38 p. 193i 
Vol. 144 p. 142, Vol. 162 p. 267; Records of Mrs. Majel 
Lawrence of Medford, Oregon (who d. in 1967) and were sent 
by Doris P. Robinson of Sebastapol, Calif.; Hale Collection 
of Conn. Church Records; Barbour Collection of Conn. Vital 
Records; Hist, of Lewis Co.. N.Y. . Hough, i860, p. 297. 

443. DAVID BENJAMIN^ (John 4 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born April 11, 1743 

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at Preston, Conn. ; the son of John and Margaret (Jameson) 
Benjamin; bapt. May 29, 1743 at the Second Church of Pres- 
ton, Conn. i died September 1, 1785/6 at Preston, Conn. 
(Griswold cr 1-210). He is buried at the Griswold Cemetery 
lot #2-46. He m/l Esther Wilbourn of Preston on March 23, 
1766 at Preston (cr 1-45). She was the dau. of John and 

Jerusha ( ) Wilbourn, born February 6, 1745 at Preston 

and died August 3/4, 1768 at Preston (cr 1-202). There was 
no issue of this marriage. He m/2 February 19, 1769 at 
Preston (cr 1-45) Lucy Parke, the dau. of Zebulon and Ann 
(Killam) Parke. She was born April 13» 1749 at Preston and 
died September 3/8, 1785/6 at Preston, Conn, (cr 1-210). 
She is buried in the same lot as her husband. 

David was in the Revolutionary War and was called out 
on two alarms in August 1775 and September 1776. He was in 
Capt. Joseph Boardman's Co. of North Preston. 

He is mentioned in several land records. On January 4, 
1772 Simeon Benjamin of Plainfield, Conn, sold land to him. 
On June 1773 Nathan Lester sold land to David, and in June 
1774 David sold land to John Cook. On January 31, 1784 
David sold two tracts of land, but had paid it off on June 
30, 1778. He seemed to own no land or real estate at the 
time of his death. He may have "given" it to his children 
before his death, as so many seemed to do in those days. 

David's estate was inventoried February 3» 1786 by 
Nathaniel Cook and Ebenezer Clark and probated July 4, 1786 
with Moses Parke, brother of Lucy, as executor. The value 
The value of the estate was a little over 25 pounds, but it 
was found that he owed over 40 pounds to creditors, so it 
was declared insolvent. 

Lucy died within a week of David, and her estate was 
valued at 125 pounds real and 34 pounds in personal estate. 
Moses Parke administered the estate of Lucy Benjamin and 
appointed guardian January 14, 1790 in Norwich for the 
orphaned children. They left seven children with Parke, 
the eldest 16 years of age. 

Children of David and Lucy (Parke) Benjamin 1 
*1007. Park Benjamin b. October 5. 1769 at Preston, Conn. 
♦1008. Elijah Benjamin b. November 12, 1771 at Preston. 
♦1009. Moses Benjamin b. July 5. 1774 at Preston. 
*1010. Stephen Benjamin b. September 15. 1775/6 at Preston. 

1011, Lucy Benjamin b. March 15, 1779 at Preston; m. Sept- 

ember 5t 1802 Levi Harvey of Colchester, Conn. He 
was the son of Paul and Ruth (Gittings) Harvey of 
Taunton, Mass. They resided at Bozrah, Norwich, 
and Colchester, Conn. 

1012, Esther Benjamin b. March 10, 1781 at Preston; died 

June 12, 1861; buried Stratford, Conn. Cemetery 
lot #7-113; m. 1805/6 Amos Harvey of Preston and 
Stratford, Conn. He was the son of Phillip and 
Elizabeth (Gittings) Harvey of Taunton, Mass. 
(Note 1 Another record gives his parentage as Amos 

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and Elizabeth (Giddings) Harvey . He was born 
July 29, 1781 at Preston and d. Feb. 27, 1846 at 
Stafford, Conn. 

1013. Nathan Benjamin b. about 1783; d. December 18, 1800, 

age 18 yrs.j buried in Uncle Moses* lot in Norwich 
in the Oak Street Cemetery lot #9-644. 

1014. child d. September 1, 1785. 

1015. child d. February 3, 1786. 

Resourcesi Gen, of Park Benjamin . Hoover, 1906; p. 100 Park 
Family of Conn. , Parks. 190ot Wilson Papers ; Preston Conn. 
Vital Records Book 1 p. 105j The Benjamin Family of Preston 
and Norwich . Mrs. E. E. Rogers, 1917; p. 141 Vol. 8 Records 
of the State of Conn. , Hoadlyj p. 188 Gittings Fam. . Git- 
tings, 1882; Hale Collection of Conn. Cemetery Records; Vol. 
12 p 15 Conn. Hist. Society Archives ; Barbour Collection of 
Conn. Vital Records; p. 487 Tolland & Windham Co. Commem. 
Biographical Rec. of 1903. 

445. MARGARET BENJAMIN 5 (John\ Joseph 3-2 , John 1 ) born October 25, 
1747 at Preston, Conn, (vr 1-96); the dau. of John and 
Margaret (Jameson) Benjamin; died after 1787. She m/l Les- 
ter Stanton of Preston on August 6, 1772 at the Griswold 
First Cong. Church (cr); the son of Robert and Mary (Lester) 
Stanton. He was born June 22, 1742 and died November 1777 
in the Revolutionary War. She m/2 Jeremiah Phillips of 
Newport on May 11, 1777. 

Margaret became a church member on November 4, 1762 at 
the Griswold First Cong. Church (cr). In 1782 she is men- 
tioned in her father's will. 

Margaret Benjamin had an illegitimate daughters 

1016. Mary Park b. February 23, 1770 at Preston (vr 2-16). 

The reputed father was Aaron Park. 

Margaret had 7 children, among themi 

1017. Barbara Phillips, who m. 1799 Stephen Benjamin. 

See # 1010. 

Resourcesi Gen, of Park Benjamin . Hoover, 1906; Early Conn. 
Marriages . Bailey Book 4 p. 44 and p. 46; Starkweather Gen. . 
1904; Rev. Martyrs of Ancient Pachang . D. Phillips, 1903. 

447. JOHN BENJAMIN 5 (John\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born December 25, 

1751 at Preston, Conn. ; the son of John and Margaret (Jame- 
son) Benjamin; bapt. March 11, 1752 at the First Church of 
Preston (cr 1-84); died June 24, 1781 at the age of 30. He 
was slain by the enemy near New York as a soldier in the 
Revolutionary War. He married June 25/29, 1775 Grace Waite 
of Hopkinton, R.I. (Hopkinton vr). She was the dau. of 

Thomas and Bridget ( ) Waite. 

The Pachang Church has records that carry the deaths of 
some of the soldiers of the Revolution. His is dated July 
1781. He was among the men who went from the town of Pres- 
ton in 1775. In 1778 his name appears on the list of Col. 

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McClellen's Regt. when a petition was presented requesting 
an increase in pay on account of the enormous raise in the 
price of provisions. In 1781 he belonged to General Water- 
bury' s Brigade of State Militia, Capt. Charles Mill's Co., 
organized for coast defense between New York and New Haven, 
Conn. He was killed near Horse's Neck June 24th of that 
year. 

Children of John and Grace (Waite) Benjamin 1 
♦1018. Rufus Benjamin b. December 15/25, 1775 at Preston, 
Conn, (vr 1-105). 

1019. Joseph Benjamin b. October 18, 1777 at Freston, 

Conn, (vr 1-105 and 2-177). 

1020. Olive Benjamin b. January 17, 1780 at Preston, Conn. 

(vr 1-105). 

Resources 1 Gen, of Park Benjamin . Hoover, 1906; Wilson Pa- 
pers; Vol, 1 and Vol. 2 Preston. Conn. Vital Records : Rhode 
Island Vital Records : Church Records of Pachang Church of 
Preston; p. 23 Known Military Dead during Rev. War . Peter- 
son, 1859. 

448. ROZEL (ROSWELL) BENJAMIN^ (John , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Jan- 
uary 19, 1755 at Preston, Conn. 5 the son of John and Marga- 
ret (Jameson) Benjamin; bapt. May 13, 1755 at the First 
Church of Griswold (cr 1-88). He married (intentions) Oct- 
ober 13, 1780 at Chester, Mass. (vr) to Thankful Cooley, 
the dau. of Eliakim and Mary (Ashley) Cooley. She was born 
February 17, 1780. 

Roswell was of Norwich when he married and settled at 
Chester after the Revolutionary War. In the 1790 Federal 
Census he is listed at Chester, Mass. with 2-2-3. He sold 
his land in Preston, Conn, on June 2, 1791. In the 1800 
census he is listed in Norwich, Hampshire Co., Mass. with: 
0-0-1-1-1//0-0-1-1-1 . 

He was a soldier in the Revoluitionary War from Preston 
and was in the 8th Company of the Continental Regt. in 1775 
under Col. Jedediah Huntington. In the Adjutant-General ' s 
Report of Conn. Men of War of the Rev. . p. 89, his name is 
given as Bosel, a mistaken reading. 

In 1780 and 1786 he bought land in Mt. Washington, Mass. 
but sold it in 1797. Since there is no other record, he 
probably never moved to that area. 

In the Hampden Co., Mass. Land Records (Vol. 15 p. 617) 
on Feb. 14, 1780 he bought land from Ebenezer Freeman of 
Murrayfield (which later became Chester.). (Ibid 27-81) 
June 1786 he bought land from Eliakim Cooley in Chester. 
And, (Vol. 36 p. 271) in 1797 he and others (probably as 
heirs of Eliakim Cooley) sold land to Israel Chapin. At 
that point he was still listed as being "of Chester". 

The names of his children are unknown, but from census 
records it is obvious that he did have children. 

Children of Rozel and Thankful (Cooley) Benjamin 1 

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1021. 1 male b. 1780-84. 

1022. 1 male b. 1780-90. 

1023. 2 females b. 1780-90. 

Resources i Gen, of Park Benjamin . Hoover, 1906» Chester, 
Mass. Town Records; Wilson Papers; p. 26l and 393 Cooley 
Gen. . Cooley, 1941; Benjamin Family of Preston and Norwich . 
Mrs. E. E. Rogers, 1917. 

452. MARY (MERCY) BENJAMIN 5 (Jabez\ John 3 , Joseph 2 , John 1 ) born at 
Preston, Conn.; the dau. of Jabez and Rhoda (Smith) Benjam- 
in; bapt. October 23, 1734 at Preston First Cong. Church 
(cr 1-68). She married May 21, 1761 at Ashford, Conn. 
Azariah Russ, the son of Abraham and Hannah (Owen) Russ. 
He was born June 19. 1739 at Ashford and died February 25, 
1824 at Ashford, Conn. 

Children of Azariah and Mary (Benjamin) Russi 

1024. Asa Russ b. August 28, 1762; d. March 26, 1838; m/l 

Sarah Snow who dc. 1789; m/2 1790 Abigail Porter. 

1025. Hulda Russ b. January 16, 1765. 

1026. Sempronius Russ b. July 6, 1767; believed to have 

moved to state of New York. 

1027. Ruth Russ b. July 6, 1771. 

1028. Bethia Russ b. August 3. 1771. 

1029. Reugen Russ b. April 27, 1774. 

1030. Sarah (Sally) Russ b. March 10, 1777; m. July 26, 

1793 Simeon Bemis. 

1031. Eleazer Russ b. February 10, 1783. 

Resources; Records of Mrs. Clarence Bemiss of Hudson, S. D. ; 
p. 140 Vol. 29 Dau. of Founders and Pat, of Am. ; Hartford 
Times Nov. 13, 1943. 

458. BETHIA BENJAMIN 5 (Jabez\ John 3 , Joseph 2 , John 1 ) born March 8, 
1754 at Canterbury, Conn, (vr 1-96); the dau. of Jabez and 
Rhoda (Smith) Benjamin. She married at Pomfret, Conn, (vr 
2-62) but no date is given, to Benjamin Winchester. 

He was a private in Capt. Daniel Lyon's Co., 11th Regt. 
of N.Y. in 1776 from Pomfret, Conn. 

Children of Benjamin and Bethia (Benjamin) Winchester! 

1032. Sarah Winchester; m. Asel Hulbert. 

Resources; Boston Transcript April 26, 193^. 

?459. BARZILLAI BENJAMIN 5 (Jabez , John 3 , Joseph 2 , John 1 ) born be- 
tween 1750-1760 (prob. about 1759) supposedly at Gilead, 
Conn. He is perhaps the son of Jabez and Rhoda (Smith) 

Benjamin, but this need proof. He m/l Molly (Mary) who 

was born before 1765. He m/2 Ann Batchellor, who was born 
about 1750/1 and died June 11, 1813 at the age of 62 (gs) 
at Bethel, Vermont; buried in the Gilead Cemetery. 

Barzillai is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at 
Brooklyn, Windham Co., Conn, with 1-0-2 and in the 1810 

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census at Bethel, Windsor Co., Vermont with; 1-1-0-0-1// 
0-0-0-0-1. 

He is on the descriptive list of men raised from Bland- 
ford, Mass. to reinforce the Continental Army for a term of 
6 months. He entered on June 5t 1?80, age 21, 5 feet 8 in. 
tall, complexion ruddy, under Capt. Abner Howard. He is 
also on a list of men raised for 6 months under Brig. Gen. 
Paterson, Lt. Col. Whiting's Co., 6th Regt. He was pen- 
sioned in Vermont and his pension number is #W17291. 

Children of Barzillai Benjamini 

1033. Sally (Sarah) Benjamin b. February 20, 1782 at Can- 
terbury, Conn, (vr 1-88); m. October 9, 1804 
Stephen Batchelor at Bethel, Vt. (vr). 
♦1034. Ira Benjamin b. 1790-1800. 

♦1035. Ebenezer W. Benjamin b. May 27, 1804 at Bethel, 
Vermont (vr). 

Resources! p. 673 Boardman Gen. , 1895; Vermont State Vital 
Records 1 p. 939 Soldiers and Sailors in the Rev. War from 

Mass. 

460. MARY BENJAMIN^ (John ^, Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born about 1724 or 

1727, probably in East Hartford, Conn.; the dau. of John 
and Mary (Smith) Benjamin. She married William Wells, the 
son of John and Mary (Judson) Wells. He was born February 
14, 1716 and died November 1, 1745 (gs). She m/2 Curtis 
Fairchild of Durham, Conn, on April 1753i the son of Samuel 
and Mary (Lewis) Fairchild. She may have m/3 Silas Burton 
of Stratford, Conn., the son of Judson and Eunice (Lewis) 
Burton. He died about 1768. 

Children of Silas and Mary (Benjamin Wells etc.) Burtoni 

1036. Wells Burton bp. December 1764; d. before 1768. 

1037. John Burton b. April 21, 1766. 

1038. Silas Burton be. 1768. 

Resources 1 p. 8-9 Hale. House, and Related Families . Jaco- 
bus, 1952; p. 57 Colonial Familes of U.S. . McKenzie, 1966. 

461. EUNICE BENJAMIN^ (John^~ 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born April 1726 at 

Stratford, Conn.; the dau. of John and Mary (Smith) Ben- 
jamin. She married May 5» 1745 at Stratford, Conn, (vr 5- 
42) William Birdsey, son of Abel and Mercy (Denton) Birdsey. 
He was born February 20, 1720/1 and died September 10, 1?95 
(gs). 

Children of William and Eunice (Benjamin) Birdseyi 

1039. Mary Birdsey; m. Samuel Peters, the noted "Tory" 

historian of Conn. 

Resources; Vol. 60 p. 122 N.E. Hist, and Gen. Register. 

462. PHILLIP BENJAMIN^ (John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born May 1729/30 

probably at Hartford, Conn, or Stratford, Conn. j the son of 
John and Mary (Smith) Benjamin. He died February 20, 1815 

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age 86 (gs), while a newspaper obit says he died in 1775, 
age 73. He is buried in the Stratford Cemetery lot #4-526. 
He married June 1752 at the Christ Episcopal Church in 
Stratford (cr) Prudence Minor (Miner), dau. of Rev. Richard 
and Elizabeth (Munson) Minor. She was born November 18, 
1729 and died February 19, 1795, age 64 (gs). She is 
buried in the same lot as her husband. 

Phillip was listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Strat- 
ford, Conn, with 1-0-4, and also in the 1800 and 1810 
census of the same area. 

Children of Phillip and Prudence (Minor) Benjamint 

1040. Mary Benjamin b. July 1754; m. John Walker (Strat- 
ford vr 5-124 says James Walker Jr.) on January 24, 
1781 at Stratford, Conn. 

1041. Esther Benjamin b. August 1760» d. 1764. 

1042. Esther Benjamin b. September 1765; m. Abraham 
Tomlinson of Milford, Conn. 

1043. Frances Benjamin b. January 1769; m. William Curtis. 

1044. Elizabeth Benjamin b. October 2, 1771 (Stratford vr 
5-66); m. John Tomlinson of Milford, Conn. 

1045. Prudence Benjamin b. November 5, 1775; m. January 12, 
1797 Avery Powers Jr. of Norwich at Preston, Conn. 
He was the son of Avery and Dorothy (Avery) Powers 
b. Jan. 22, 1772 at Norwich. Prudence wrote to 
her sister-in-law, Dolly Thompson of Cherry Valley, 
Otsego Co., N.Y. (Notei See #971, which is the 
same individual. Your compilier believes this is 
placed wrong here... but lets the record stand in 
the hopes that future researchers will clear this 
problem. ) (Note i She is not named in his will, 
dated Feb. 13, 1815; proved March 7, 1815.) 

Resources; American Gen. ; Hale. House, and Related Families . 
Jacobus, 1952; Hale^ Collection of Conn. Church and Cem- 
etery Records; Genealogy and History , pub. in Washington, 
D.C. Jan. 1949; p. 363 Index to Obits in the Mass. Centinal 
and Columbian Centinel Vol. I; Book 4 p. 56 Early Conn. Mar 
riages. Bailey. 

463. JOHN B. BENJAMIN JR.^ (John^" 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born August 28, 
1731 at Stratford, Conn.; the son of John and Mary (Smith) 
Benjamin; died September 14, 1796, age 66 yrs. (gs) at 
Stratford, Conn, and is buried in the Episcopal Burying 
Grounds at Stratford, lot #4-522. He married May 9, 1753 
Lucretia Whiting Backus, dau. of Dr. John and Sybil (Whit- 
ing) Backus. She was born February/March22, 1803, age 69 
yrs. (gs) at Stratford. She is buried in the same lot as 
her husband. She was a descendant of William Bradford, 
first Governor of Plymouth. 

John was a Captain of a Train Band in the Revolutioary 
War and was wounded in the shoulder at the Battle of Ridge- 
field while serving on General Wooster's staff. He carried 
the bullet until his dying day. He enlisted in 1775, was 

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promoted to Captain in 177?, commanded an attack on New 
Haven on July 2, 1779 » and was later made Lt. Colonel. He 
fought with distinction at Redding and Danbury. 

He graduated from Yale College and was the organist of 
the Episcopal Church in Stratford for 16 years. 

John was a wholesale cordage manufacture, town treasur- 
er in 1797; a man of comely personality and strong mental- 
ity and philosophical taste and a student of which honor- 
able mention was made by President Stiles of Yale. 

In 1786, he, with others, was empowered by the Town of 
Stratford, to open a new highway to the old Mill Creek "and 
build a substantial bridge to connect the New pasture Point. 
This new highway was the present Stratford Avenue and the 
bridge was for several years known as Benjamin's Bridge, 
but was later called Yellow Mill Bridge, as General Walker 
built a grist mill there about 1794. 

Children of John and Lucretia (Backus) Benjamint 

*1046. John C. Benjamin b. April 5, 1754 at Stratford, Conn. 

*1047. Sibyle (Sybil) Benjamin b. September 28, 1755 at 
Stratford, Conn. 

♦1048. Aaron Benjamin b. August 17, 1757 at Stratford. 
1049. Eunice Benjamin b. January 18, 1759 at Stratford, 

Conn.; d. October 26, 1759 at Stratford (vr 5-58). 

♦1050. Clara Benjamin b. May 13, 1762 at Stratford. 

♦1051. Asa (Asaph) Benjamin b. December 12, 1763 at Strat- 
ford. 

1052. Everard Benjamin b. August 14, 1765 at Stratford (vr 

5-58); d. September 21, 1805 in N.Y. ; m. February 
4, 1792 Olivia Avery of Hartford, Conn. According 
to Dr. Wilson, he had no children. 

1053. Lucretia Benjamin b. April 1, 1767 at Stratford (vr 

5-58); d. September 5, 1844 and buried in New Hav- 
en, Conn. Cemetery? m. August 29, 1789 Peter 
DeWites of New Haven at Stratford, Conn. (vr). 

1054. William Delucina Benjamin b. March 17, 1769? d. 

March 21, 1772 at Stratford. 

1055. Delucina Benjamin b. March 11, 1771 at Stratford; d. 

December 23, 1789 at New Haven, Conn, (vr 2-42). 
♦1056. William Delucina Benjamin b. March 7, 1773 at Strat- 
ford, Conn. 
1057. Emily Benjamin b. November 10, 1775 at Stratford; d. 
March 14, 1818 at Hartford, Conn. 

John Benjamin was listed in the 1790 Federal Census at 
Stratford, Conn, with 1-2-4. 

Resources! p. 363 Index of Obits of Mass. Centinel and Col- 
umbian Centinel . Vol. I. 1961; p. 10 Hale. House, and Re- 
lated Families . Jacobus and Waterman, 1952; Mayflower In- 
dex #1658; Hale's Collection of Conn. Church and Cemetery 
Records; Vol. 6 and 8 Records of State of Conn. . Hoadly; 
p. 1146 Hist, of Stratford. Conn. ; Vol. II p. 514 Colonial 
Families in U.S. , McKenzie; Vol. 29 Nat. Cyclopaedia of Am. 



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Biog. ; Vol. 26 p. 34 PAR Lineage Book ; Gen. Notes . Goodwinj 
Backus Fam. Gen. 

464. GEORGE BENJAMIN^ (John ~ 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born February 28, 

1733/4 at Stratford, Conn. j the son of John and Mary 
(Smith) Benjamin; died in Stratford, Conn, after 1796. He 
married February 8/15, 1756 at Stratford, Conn, (vr) Mary 
Howe (Howes), the dau. of Ebenezer and Mary (Brimsmade) 
Howe. She was born August 22, 1737 and died about August 
1828, age 90 years. 

George enlisted in the Revolutionary War as a fifer on 
May 10, 1775. He was made a Captain, and commanded a com- 
pany in 1776 in Col. Gold Sellick Stillman's Battalion, 
which narrowly escaped capture in the retreat from New York. 
He was also a Captain in the First Company of the Wads- 
worth Brigade. 

George ran an Inn in Stratford. In the Wilson Papers 
there was a newspaper clipping that told of the death of a 
great-grandson, Samuel. In the clipping it mentioned that 
George was in the Rev. War and ran an Inn at Stratford and 
that LaFayette was once a guest. 

George is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Strat- 
ford. Conn, .with 3-3-7 plus 1 slave. His will was dated 
Dec 30, 1796 and Inventory taken March 3, 1800. 
Children of George and Mary (Howe) Benjamin; 

1058. Sarah Benjamin b. October 10, 1756 at Stratford; d. 

October 26, 1759» age 3 years. 

1059. George Benjamin b. October 21, 1757 at Stratford. 
*1060. Gideon Benjamin b. November 17, 1759 at Stratford. 

1061. Sarah Benjamin b. March 30, 1762 at Stratford, Conn.; 
m/1 Rev. Philo Perry; m/2 Henry Preston of Wood- 
bury, Conn. 
# 1062. Alice (Ellis) Benjamin b. September 8, 1764 at Strat 
ford. Conn, (vr 5-65). 
?*1063, John Benjamin be. l?66/7 at Stratford. 

1064. Mary Keyes Benjamin b. January 11, 1767 at Stratford; 
m. May 25, 1788 William Clarke at Stratford (vr). 

1065. Benson Benjamin b. December 10, 1768 at Stratford; 
vr 5-65) J d. September 11, 1771, age 5 years. 

*1066. David Bliss Benjamin b. January 29, 1771 at Strat- 
ford, Conn, (vr 5-65). 
1067. Benjamin Benjamin b. October 21, 1773 at Stratford 
(vr 5-65)i d. December 27, 1775, age 2 years. 
♦1068. Philip Benjamin b. January 27, 1775 at Stratford. 

1069. Eunice Benjamin b. December 17, 1777at Stratford. 

1070. Benjamin Benjamin b. April 4, 1780 at Stratford. 

Resources; p. 10 Hale. House, and Related Families . Jacobus, 
1952; Vol. 49 p. 157, Vol. 31 p. 206, Vol. 7 p. 70 PAR 
Lineage Books ; p. 422 Howe Gen. . Gilman Howe, 1929; Wilson 
Papers; Records of Irving Benjamin of S. Schroom, N.Y.; 
Hale's Collection of Conn. Church and Cemetery Records. 

465. SARAH BENJAMIN^ (John* 1 " 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born October 21, 

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1735 at Stratford, Conn. ; the dau. of John and Mary (Smith) 
Benjamin; died October 15, 1802, age 6? (gs) at Stratford. 
She m/1 on July 15. 1757 at Stratford, John Backus, son of 
John and Sybil (Whiting) Backus. He was born March 23, 
1728 at Windham, Conn. Death date unknown. She m/2 Deacon 
and Captain Ebenezer Coe on January 9. 1763. He was the 
son of Capt. Ebenzer and Mary (Blackman/Blakeman) Coe and 
was born July 24, 1735 at Stratford, Conn, and died August 
1, 1820, age 85 (gs) at Stratford. John Backus had m/l 
Anna Wells and had 7 children with that first marriage. 

Children of Ebenezer and Sarah (Benjamin Backus) Coei 

1071. Mary Coe b. March 8, 1764 at Stratford, Conn.; m. 

November 25t 1?87 at Stratford John Brooks, the 
son of John and Dorothy (Birdsly) Brooks. 

1072. Sarah Coe b. May 7, 1767; d. November 29, 1772. 

1073. John Ebenezer Coe b. January 3, 1769 at Stratford. 

1074. Alice Coe b. January 1, 1772; m. 1792 James Ross 

Edwards. 

Resources; p. 140 Robert Coe. Puritan . Bartlett, 1911; Hart 
ford Times August 20, 1955; p. 10 Hale. House, and Related 
Families . Jacobus and Waterman, 1952. 

466. ANN (ANNA) BENJAMIN^ (John 4 " 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born about 1738 

at Stratford, Conn.; the dau. of John and Mary (Smith) Ben- 
jamin; married August 14, 1757 at Stratford (vr 5-66) to 
Alexander Fairchild. He was the son of Alexander and Mary 
(Mallory) Fairchild and was born March 29, 1729 at Ens, New 
Fairchild Co., South Carolina. She m/2 before 1768 Stephen 
Beers, son of Josiah and Elizabeth (Uffoot) Beers. He was 
bapt. December 1734. 

Resourcesi Boston Transcript May 27, 1908; p. 10 Hale, 
House, and Related Families , Jacobus and Waterman, 1952. 

467. HANNAH BENJAMIN^ (Samuel , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born about 

1732/3 at Stratford, Conn. ; the dau. of Samuel and Eliza- 
beth (Bostwick) Benjamin. She was bapt. January 1732/3 at 
the Congregational Church of Stratford. 

(Note; The following is all just conjecture, though it 
does follow some facts I) 

She married (or at least a Hannah did) Joseph or Ben- 
jamin Phippeny, who was born June 9, 1744 at Stratford, 
Conn., the son of Benjamin and Rebecca (Bostwick) Phippeny. 
He died June 12, 1825 at West Haven, Vermont. Hannah, the 
wife of the above Phippeny was born in 1733 and died Sept- 
ember 31. 1839 at the age of 95 (gs) and is buried with her 
husband. They adopted a David Benjamin, though they had 
children of tbeir own. 

It is your compilier's contention that the David Ben- 
jamin they adopted was a son of Elnathan Benjamin, and that 
the Hannah married to the above Phippeny was a sister to 
Elnathan Benjamin. See #469. 

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Resources i Research of Mrs, Fred Stiles of Ft. Ann, N.Y. 

469. CAPT. ELNATHAN BENJAMIN 5 (Samuel 4 , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) was 

born about 1737/8 at Stratford, Conn.; the son of Samuel 
and Elizabeth (Bostwick) Benjamin? died March 21, 1813, age 
75 (gs) and is buried at the Galick Farm Cemetery at West 
Haven, Vermont. He was perhaps married twice. Baptism rec 
ords give two different names, Mary in the earlier records, 
and Jane in the later ones. His first wife may have been 

Mary mc. 1766 probably at Stratford. His second wife 

was Jane/Jannel/Janette Drake mc. 1790/1 (or earlier). She 
was born 1728 and died 1811. 

Jane Drake was a descendant of Sir Francis Drake. At 
one time the family owned a silver snuff box and family 
Bible of Sir Francis Drake. She was from the same town in 
England that General Burgoyne was from and while he was in 
this country, he spent a night at her home. 

Elnathan was listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Strat 
ford, Conn, with 1-5-2 and in the 1800 and 1810 census at 
Westfield, and then Putnam, Washington Co., New York. 

Elnathan is supposed to have been a sailor, and hence 
his title may have come from "sea captain". 

Children of Elnathan and Mary ( ) Benjamin i 

1075. Joseph Benjamin bp. February 1767 at Stratford, 

Conn.; apparently died young. 
*1076. Joseph D. Benjamin born about 1768 at Stratford. (If 

the D. stands for Drake, this might indicate that 

Jane Drake was his mother, and hence the ONLY wife 

of Elnathan. ) 
*1077. Charity Benjamin b. February 6, 1769 at Stratford. 
*1078. Samuel Benjamin be. 1770 at Stratford, Conn. 
*1079. David Benjamin be. 1776 at Stratford, Conn. 

Children -of Elnathan and Jane (Drake) Benjamini 
*1080. Elnathan Benjamin Jr. be. 1782 at Stratford, Conn. 
*1081. Abel Benjamin be. 1784 at Stratford, Conn. 
*1082. Jesse Benjamin be. 1794. 
*1083. Walter Benjamin b. between 1775-1794. 

1084. Hannah Benjamin bp. February 1792 at Stratford, Conn, 
to Elnathan and wife Jane. 
*1085. Duthan Benjamin b. March 31, 1799. 

1086. 1 female b. between 1790-1800. 

1087. 1 female b. between 1784-1790. 

?*1088. Drake Benjamin b. between 1774-84; was listed as an 
ensign in the Washington County Militia of New 
York in 1807. 

Resources! Vital Records of Stratford, Conn.; Wilson Papers; 
Hist, of Stratford. Conn. . Orcutt, p. 1147; Book 5 p. 101 
Early Conn. Marriages. Bailey; Research of Mrs. Fred Stiles 
of Ft. Ann, N.Y. 

470. CALEB BENJAMIN 5 (Caleb 4 , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) birth date un- 

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date unknown; the son of Caleb and Dorothy (Gaines) Benjamin. 
He died before September 7. 1777 (and probably after 1774). 
He married Rebecca Risley of Hartford, Conn.; the dau. of 
Jonathan and Dorothy ( ) Risley. (Rebecca's brother, Na- 
thaniel Risley was born about 1729.) 

In the Hartford, Conn. Town Hall land records are deeds 
dated Feb. 8, 1765 when Caleb Jr. sold land and June 1, 
1767 when Rebeccah sold some land. 

Caleb Jr. and wife Rebecca "owned ye covenant" June 16, 
1765 at the East Hartford First Cong. Church (cr 1-15). 
Caleb, son of Widow Rebecca, wa bapt. in 1777. hence Caleb 
had died before that date. 

Caleb voted for a tax abatement Oct. 20, 1768 and every 
year after that thru 1774. 

Children of Caleb and Rebecca (Risley) Benjamini 
♦1089. Allen Benjamin bp. August 18, 1765 at E. Hartford, 
Conn, (cr 1-32). 

1090. Hannah Benjamin bp. February 15. 1767 at E. Hart- 

ford, Conn, (cr 1-34). 

1091. Lois Benjamin bp. Fabruary 5, 1759 at E. Hartford 

Cong. Church, (cr). 

1092. Lucy Benjamin bp. February 24, 1771 at E. Hartford 

Conn, (cr); m. Feb. 1797 Peleg Chapman at Weathers 
field, Conn., the son of Renlo and Olive (Buckley) 
Chapman. (Notei There is some confusion between 
this Lucy and # 1110. Lucy, dau. of Elisha*). 

1093. Rebecca Benjamin bp. July 14, 1773 at E. Hartford, 

Conn, (cr 1-39). 
*1094. Dorothy Benjamin bp. February 19, 1775 at E. Hart- 
ford Cong. Church (cr). 
1095. Caleb Benjamin be. 1776; bp. September 7, 1777 at E. 
Hartford Cong. Church, as the son of Widow Rebeoca 
Benjamin (cr 1-44); d. June 1821, age 45 (gs) at 
Winchester, Conn.; buried in Winchester Cemetery 
lot #3-171. No record of marriage. 

Resources 1 Hale's Collecion of Conn. Church and Cemetery 
Records; p. 55 Risley Fam. Gen. . Risley, 1909. 

471. JONATHAN BENJAMIN^ (Caleb , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) birth date 

unknown; the son of Caleb and Dorothy (Gaines) Benjamin. He 
was bapt. August 28, 1736 at E. Hartford, Conn, (cr p. 17 
in private records). He died August 5» 1800 at Hartford. 
There is no record of his marriage. His will is re- 
corded in Vol. 126 p. 106 and Vol. 191 p. 67 of the Hart- 
ford Probate Records, with Eli or Ely Benjamin as Executor. 
(Note 1 The records of this Jonathan and #475 may well be 
confused. ) Much more research must be done in the East 
Hartford areal 

47 5. JONATHAN BENJAMIN^ (Gideon , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John ) born about 
1721 or 1737 at E. Hartford, Conn. (The 1737 date would 
seem more likely); the son of Gideon and Amy (Spencer) Ben- 

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jamin. He died August 5, 1800 at Hartford, Conn. He mar- 
ried Mary Woodbridge of E. Hartford, the dau. of Russell 
and Anna (Olmstead) Woodbridge. She was born August 2k, 
1755 and died February 21, I836. Mary was the granddau. of 
Rev. Samuel Woodbridge. 

Jonathan "owned ye covenant" August 15, 1773 at the 
East Hartford First Church, (cr). 

His will is recorded in Vol. 26 p. 106 and Eli Ely 
was named as administrator. The will was not discharged 
until September 28, 1810. 

He was a member of the school committee in 1?85. 

A Jonathan Benjamin served in the Revolutionary War 
from Conn., but it is not clear if this is one in the same. 

Children of Jonathan and Mary (Woodbridge) Benjamim 

1096. Leonard Benjamin bp. February 11, l?8l at East Hart 

ford. Conn. (First Cong. cr). 

1097. Lemira Benjamin bp. February 8, 1783 at East Hart- 

ford (cr); d. June 1813, age 30. 

1098. Sophia Benjamin bp. January 30, 1785 at East Hart- 

ford (cr); d. September 5. 1785 at E. Hartford 
and buried in the Center Cemetery. 
*1099. Edwin Benjamin bp. January 13, 1?88 at Eart Hartford 
(cr). 

1100. Prudence Benjamin be. 1792; d. March 8, 1820, age 28 

years; buried in E. Hartford Center Cemetery, (vr 
1-54). 

1101. Charles Benjamin bp. March 2, 1794 at East Hartford, 

Conn, (vr 1-59) J d. December 29, 1816 and buried in 
the Manchester, Conn, cemetery lot #1-90. 

Resources! p. 38 Olmstead Fam. in Am. . Olmstead, 1912; Hale 
Collection of Conn. Church and Cemetery Records; p. 60 
Hist, of East Hartford . Goodwin, 1879. 

477. GIDEON BENJAMIN^ (Gideon 4 , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) birth date 

unknown, probably at E. Hartford, Conn. ; the son of Gideon 
and Amy (Spencer) Benjamin. His death is unknown, as is 
any information regarding his marriage. A Mr. Benjamin 
died Jan. 1809, age 95 (be. 1714) at Tinmouth, Vermont. 
(vr). 

In Vol. Vp. 285 of the Records o_f_ j&e. S tate fil Conn, 
by Hoadly, 1922, Gideon Benjamin of E. Hartford petitioned 
for an act of insolvency because of variousmisfortunes and 
advanced age and being unable to pay just debts in the year 
1783/4. His indebtedness was to the amount of 255 pounds 
and at the time he had only a horse team, household furn- 
iture, etc., which was valued at about 100 pounds. In 
Vol. 6 (Ibid) in 1785 and 1789 he had no estate left ex- 
cept for a few articles of furniture and a few old books. 
He and his wife are far advanced in age and were given 
protection by the court from arrest and imprisonment be- 
cause of debt. 

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Children of Gideon and Benjamini 

1102. Jonathan Benjamin bp. April 6, 1755 at E. Hartford 
(vr). 
♦1103. James Benjamin bp. April 6, 1760 at E. Hartford, 

Conn, (vr 1-28). 
*1104. Gideon Benjamin b. October 2, 1762. 
♦1105. Hannah Benjamin. 

Resources 1 Hale's Collection of Conn. Church Records. 



*> 4 

479. JOHN BENJAMIN^ (Gideon , 



3 

John , 



Caleb , John ) birth date un- 
known j the son of Gideon and Amy (Spencer) Benjamin. He is 

"of Stratford, Conn." and married Mary , who, as his 

widow, died September 1829 in Hartford, Conn. 

Gideon Benjamin sold his brother John, of Stratford, 
land in E. Hartford on Oct. 2, 1762. 

John Benjamin served in the French and Indian Wars on 
April 1755 with a service of 28 weeks. He was included in 
a muster roll of Lt. Col. John Pitkin's Co. being in the 
2nd Company in the 1st Regt. raised for the reduction of 
Crown Point April 1755. 

Children, if any, are unknown. 



480. 



Resourcesip. 77 
5 



Hist, of E. Hartford, 



ELISHA B ENJAMIN 
I755 



Conn. , 
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Goodwin, 1879. 



(Gideon , John , Caleb , John ) born about 
at E. Hartford, Conn. » the possible son of Gideon and 
Amy (Spencer) Benjamin. His death date is unknown, but pro 
bably took place in Vermont. He married Mabel Hulburt of 
E. Hartford, the dau. of Capt. John and Mabel (Loomis) Hul- 
burt. She was born February 23, 1746 at E. Hartford. 
There is a marriage record for a Mrs. Mabel Benjamin at 
Peacham, Vt. (vr) to Mr. John Cutler on Feb. 18, 1798, tho- 
ugh the census records would tend to indicate that Elisha 
is still alive at this time. There are strong indications 
that this is a marriage record for a dau., which makes more 
sensel 

Elisha and his wife Mabel "owned ye covenant" March 27, 
1768 at the East Hartford First Congregational Church. 

On June 11, 1770 he sold land according to land records 
on file at the E. Hartford Town Hall. 

In the 1790 Federal Census Elisha is listed in East 
Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn, with 2-2-6. He is listed in 
the 1800 census at Caledonia Co., Marshfield, Vermont withi 
0-0-1-0-1//0-2-0-0-1. Elisha took the Freeman's Oath in 
Marshfield, Vt. on March 24, 1800. 

Children of Elisha and Mabel (Hulburt) Benjamini 
♦1106. Elisha Benjamin bp. June 12, 1768 at E. Hartford. 
♦1107. David Benjamin bp. May 27, 1770 at E. Hartford 

(cr 1-23). 
♦1108. Mabel Benjamin bp. April 12, 1772 at E. Hartford (cr) 
*1109. Guy Benjamin bp. May 8, 1774 at E. Hartford (cr). 

1110. Lucy Benjamin bp. February 18, 1775^ at E. Hartford 



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Cong. Church (cr); m. Feb. 2, 1797 Peleg Chapman 
of Chatham, Conn. j the son of Revio and Olive 
(Buckley) Chapman. (Westhersf ield, Conn, vr, tho 
she is listed as "of E. Hartford".) 

1111. Hannah Benjamin bp. December 21, 1777 at E. Hartford, 

Conn, (vr 1-44). She might be the Hannah Benjamin 
who m. Dec. 1813 Amasa Coney (Marshfield, Vt. vr). 

1112. 2 females b. 1784-1790. Perhaps one isi Anne Benjam 

in; m. July 14, 1812 Aaron Elmer (Marshfield, Vt. 
vr). 

Resourcesi p. 447 Hulburt Gen. . Hulburt, 1888; Book 3 p. 27 
Early Conn. Marriages . Bailey; p. 207 Hist, of Ancient 
Wethersfield . Stiles, 1904? Hale's Collection of Conn. 
Church Records. 

481. AMY BENJAMIN^ (Gideon , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born in 1747 at 
East Hartford, Conn.; the dau. of Gideon and Amy (Spencer) 
Benjamin; died January 16, 1830 at Tinmouth, Vermont. She 
married Beulah Waldo, who was born January 16, 1749 at 
Mansfield, Conn, and died March 31, I833 at Tinmouth, Vt. 

He was a sergeant in the Revolutionary War. Family 
tradition says her father owned a tavern in or near Hart- 
ford, Conn. 

482. SAMUEL BENJAMIN^ (David , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born about 

1742/3 at Hartford, Conn. ; the son of David and Ruth (Burn- 
ham) Benjamin; died December 18, 1824/5 at Manchester, 
Conn, (vr 3-250). He is buried in the Hartland Cemetery. 
His tombstone reads 1824 with his age either 81 or 87. 

His obit reads Dec. 18, 1824, age 81. He married Naomi 

though the cemetery records indicate that his wife was 

named Roxey . She was born about 1740 and died December 

28/29, 1808 at Manchester, Conn, (vr 3-187). Hale's Col- 
lection of Cemetery Records for Conn, say Roxey died 

28, 1809 at the age of 104. Perhaps he was married 

twice. 

(Notet There is a marriage record for a Naomi Burnham 
to a Benoni Benjamin. Naomi was the dau. of Timothy and 
Naomi (Gilman) Burnham of E. n artford and was b. July 20, 
1?43. p. 133 Thomas Burnham Gen . ) 

Samuel and wife Naomi "owned ye covenant" July 30, 1766 
at the E. Hartford First Cong. Church (cr 1-16). Samuel 
Benjamin was listed in the 1790 Federal Census at East Hatt 
ford with 2-2-3. 

He was a signer of a petition for a separate society 
dated March 15» 1770. His name was also included on a tax 
list of Orford Parish dated Aug. 20, 1785. 

Samuel Benjamin seemed to have a great number of land 
sales and purchases. They begin in Vol. 2 of the Land 
Records of East Hartford and continue thru Vol. 6, though 
smme of the later ones were probably for his son. Names 
that occur in these records arei William Little, Jr.; Eli- 

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jah Webster j Medad Webster; George Stocking; Eleazer Burn- 
ham; Joshua Williams, Martha Burnham; Richard Gilman; Amos 
Bidwell; Timothy Burnham; George Burnham; Samuel Evans; 
Russell Bissell; Luke Loomis; and Nathaniel Olcott. In 
some of the deeds he is called "of Bolton, Tolland Co.". 
Others refer to Orford Parish in E. Hartford. 

Children of Samuel and Naomi (?Burnham) Benjamin; 
1113. Ruth Benjamin bp. September 7, 1766 at E. Hartford 
First Cong. Church (cr 1-33); m. October 7, 1790 
John Tucker of Vernon, Conn. (Vernon cr p. 80). 

71114. Roxey Benjamin be. 1768; d. May 6, 1769, age 1 year 
and buried in the Manchester Cemetery lot #1-104. 

♦1115. Nahum Benjamin b. May 17,1771. 

*1116. Roxanna Benjamin b. August 1774. 

*1117. David Benjamin be. 1777. 
1118. Samuel Benjamin Jr. bp. February 12, 1778 at Vernon, 
Conn.; d. unm. 1844 at Manchester, Conn. Samuel 
Jr. also conducted some land purchases, mainly 
from Ozias Bissell Jr; David Sparks; Henry White; 
and David Evans, all for land in E. Hartford 
and found in Vols. 8, 13, and 14 of the Hartford 
Land Records. 

Resources; Resources: Records of Ronald K. Branch of Ruther 
ford, New Jersey; Early Conn. Probate Records . Manwarning; 
Boston Transcript April 9. 1919; Hale. House, and Related 
Families . Jacobus, 1952.; Research in Hartford, Conn, by 
Mrs. Thayer E. Benjamin of E. Hartford. 

484. JONATHAN BENJAMIN^ (David\ John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born about 

1747/8 at Hartford, Conn. ; the son of David and Ruth 
(Burnham) Benjamin; bapt. as the son of Widow Ruth Benjamin 
on November 26, 1749 at E. Hartford, Conn. Congregational 

Church; died about 1791. He married Mary of Hartford, 

Conn. She was born August 24, 1755 and died September 1829 
at Hartford, Conn. ( Conn. Observer Obit.) 

On p. 333 Vol. 7 Records of the State of Conn. . Hoadly, 
1922, Jonathan and James Benjamin of E. Hartford, Hartford 
County, prayed to form and constitute a Matross Company, 
which was allowed. 

Mary, wife of Jonathan Benjamin was admitted to the 
church on March 1797 by profession. (E. Hartford cr.) She 
received communion on July 10, 1791 at the same church and 
has the word "moved" behind this record. In the Hist, of 
E. Hartford . Goodwin, Jonathan is named of "Burnside Parish 
of Orford (now Manchester) in 1791. 

There is again consusion between this Jonathan and 
numbers #471 and #4751 

Children, if any, are unknown. 

Resources; Listed above, plus Early Conn. Probate Records . 
Manwarning; Hale's Collection of Conn. Church Records. 

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?489. JOHN BENJAMIN 5 (Joshua 3 , Abel , John ) perhaps the son of 
Joshua Benjamin? married December 25, 1?69 at West Green- 
wich, Rhode Island (vr) Mehitable Thurston of West Green- 
wich. 

A John Benjamin of Charlestown was a private in Capt. 
Harris's Co., Col. Gardner's Regt. and is listed in the 
company's return Oct. 1775. 

In the 1774 census of R.I., John Benjamin of W. Green- 
wich had 1 male over 16, no males under 16, 1 female over 
16, and two females under 16. 

Resourcesi p. 141 1774 Census of R.I . . Bartlett, 1858; 
Vital Records of R.I. ; Cowell's Spirit of '76 . 

?490. CHARLES BENJAMIN 5 ( Joshua^ 1 "* 3 , Abel 2 , John 1 ) born about 1756? 
perhaps a son of Joshua Benjamin. 

He was age 19 when he enlisted June 26, 1775» occupa- 
tion as a tailor, and enlisted from Charlestown. He was a 
drummer in Capt. Chadwick's Co., Col. Gridley's Artillery 
Regiment. 

Resourcesi Charlestown, Mass. records? Mass. Soldiers and 
Sailors in the Rev. War , p. 939. 

492. DAVID BENJAMIN 5 (John , Joshua 3 , Abel 2 , John 1 ) born before 

1775s the son of John and Margaret (Phipps) Benjamin; died 
in 1833 at Honeoye Falls, Monroe Co., New York. He mar- 
ried Mary (?Kenyon), who was born in 1759 in R.I. and 

died 1834 at Honeoye Falls, N.Y. 

He is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Exeter, Wash 
ington Co., Rhode Island with 1-2-2 and in the 1800 census 
at Washington Center, Washington Co., R.I. 

His name is mentioned in quite a few deeds in R.I. On 
March 24, 1789 he bought land from George Dyne; Jan. 20, 
1798 Thomas Benjamin sold him land? Dec. 1, 1799 David sold 
Benjamin Lawton land; on Nov. 30, 1801 David sold to 
Joseph Allen; on June 2, 1817 David and wife Mary sell land 
to David Benjamin Jr. and in 1819 David Jr. sells the same 
land back again. In 1820 seems to be the last sale, when 
David sells the homestead. Nathaniel Thurston appears in 
many of the sales and bounds. 

In the deed of land from Jonathan to Thomas and David, 
he refers to his right to sell as followsi ..."in my own 
proper right as a good, perfect, and absolute estate of 
Inheritance in fee simple." 

Children of David and Mary (?Kenyon) Benjamins 
*1119. David Benjamin Jr. b. 1789 at Exeter, R.I. 
*1120. Griffen Benjamin be. 1800 at Exeter. 
*1121. Simeon Benjamin b. before 1790. 

1122. Betsey Benjamin b. 1784-90; m. February 15, 1807 
Job Kenyon at Exeter, R.I. (vr). 
71123. Mary Benjamin b. 1790-1800. 

1124. Ann Dexter Benjaminj m. April 28, 1829 at West Green 

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wich, R.I. to Jeremiah Watson, 
sided in Monroe Co., New York. 



In 1833 they re- 



Rpsourcesi Records of Mrs. John Keller of Litiz, Perm. ; 
Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y.i Research 
of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass. in R.I.; Research 
of Mr. Frank Everett Benjamin of Owego, N.Y. 

493. SAMUEL BENJAMIN* (John , Joshua- 5 , Abel , John ) born about 

1756. Wife and children, if any, are unknown. 

On February 1781 he was a private in the Rhode Island 
Regt. 

On April 13, 1781 William Nichols of West Greenwich, R. 
I. sold Samuel 10 acres of land in W. Greenwich for $200. 
Samuel was listed as a yeoman and corwinder in that deed. 
Three days later, Samuel sold the same land back to William 
Nichols. 

Resourcei Spirit of '76 . Cowell, 1850; R. I. Vital Records ; 
Research of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass. 

494. THOMAS BENJAMIN^ (John , Joshua^, Abel 2 , John 1 ) born about 

1760 ; the son of John and Margaret (Phipps) Benjamin; died 
March 2, 1845, age 85 (gs) at Brookfield, Madison County, 
New York. He is buried at North Brookfield in the Side of 
the Road Cemetery. He married Amy Sweet, the dau. of 
George Sweet. She was born in 1?62 and died June 17, 1846, 
age 84 (gs) and is buried with her husband. 

Thomas was listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Washing 
ton Co., Rhode Island with 1-0-2. Thomas Benjamin of 
Exeter, R. I. took the Freeman's Oath on April 18, 1792. 

On April 19, 1796 Jonathan Benjamin sold land to David 
and Thomas Benjamin for 600 silver dollars. It was 60 
acres of land with a dwelling. On January 20, 1798, Thomas 
sold to David Benjamin, the land sold him by Jonathan Ben- 
jamin. On June 5» 1779 Daniel Whitman sold Thomas and Si- 
las Benjamin 10 acres of land in E. Greenwich, R.I. 

Thomas Benjamin is listed in the 1800 census of Brook- 
field, Chenango Co., N.Y. with; 2-0-0-1-0//2-0-0-1-0. 

(Note; Susanna is listed in the I865 census as a widow 
who has 7 children. In the I865 census her birth place is 
listed as Madison Co., whereas in the i860 census it is 
listed as R.I. Obviously, there is some confusion as to 
whether she was married, or notl ) 

Children of Thomas and Amy (Sweet) Benjamin; 

1125. Sally (Sarah) Benjamin b. 1790 in R.I.; d. November 

6, 1844, age 54 (gs) and is buried with her 
parents; prob. unm. 

1126. Susanna Benjamin b. 1794 in R.I.; d. May 3. 1877, 

age 83 (gs) and buried in the same cemetery as her 
parents.; perhaps unm. 

1127. Ruth Benjamin b. 1793 in R.I.; d. March 17, 1833, 

age 40 (gs) and buried in the same cem. as parents. 



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♦1128. George Sweet Benjamin be. 1790-1800. 
*1129. Jonathan Benjamin be. 1800. 
*1130. David Benjamin b. 1807. 

Resourcesi Records of Mrs. John Keller of Litiz, Penn. j 
p. 1180 Gen, of Nye Family . Nye & Best, 1907j Vol. 168 
p. 34-5 Gen. Records of Madison Co.. N.Y. i Research of Mrs. 
Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. and Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of 
S. Carver, Mass. 

495. SILAS BENJAMIN^ (John , Joshua 3 , Abel 2 , John 1 ) born between 
1760-1770; the probable eon of John and Margaret (Phipps) 
Benjamin. He married Ruth , who was b. 1760-70. 

He is listed in the 1790 Federal Census in West Green- 
wich, Rhode Island withi 1-2-2. 

There seem to be few records for Silas in R. I. On 
December 13, 1789 Silas sold land to Thomas Benjamin. They 
were 10 acres, and one of the bounds was already owned by 
Thomas. On June 5, 1779 Daniel Whitman of E. Greenwich 
sold 10 acres of land in E. Greenwich to Silas and Thomas 
Benjamin. 

Silas is listed in the 1820 and I830 census records of 
Alfred Township, Allegany Co., New York. 

Children of Silas and Ruth ( ) Benjamin 1 

♦1131. John Benjamin be. 1774-90. 

*1132. Charles Benjamin be. 1774-90. 

1133. 1 female b. 1774-90. 

*1134. Thomas Benjamin b. 1790-1800. 

1135. 1 male b. 1790-1804. 

1136. 1 female b. 1804-10. 

Resourcesi Research in R.I. by Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Car 
ver, Mass.; Research in N.Y. by F. Everett Benjamin of 
Owego, N.Y. 

498. MARY BENJAMIN^ (John , Joshua 3 , Abel 2 , John 1 ) born September 
22, 1753 ; the dau. of John and Margaret (Phipps) Benjamin; 
died March 17, I836. She m/l James Sweet of E. Greenwich, 
R.I., who was b. April 17, 1753 and died April 27, 1844. 
She m/2 - — Spencer and m/3 Place. 

Children of Maryi 

1137. Polly Sweet Spencer b. July 17, 1789 at E. Greenwich, 

R.I.I m. Brookfield, Madison Co., N.Y. to Paris 
Green in 1809. He was b. 1785. She died August 
16, 1883 at Alfred, N.Y. When Polly married, she 
was known as Polly Spencer, but afterward acknow- 
ledged and made the heir of her father, James 
Sweet. 

Resourcesi p. 60 Desc. of Joseph Green of R.I. , Green, 1894. 



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Chapter 7 

GENERATION Vr - JOHN LINE 

£> ^ 4 ^ 2 1 

499. BENJAMIN WARD (Lydia 9 , Daniel -J> , John ) born June 4, 1744 

at Waltham, Mass.} the son of Thaddeus and Lydia (Benjamin) 
Ward; bapt. September 11, 1748 at Watertown, Mass. He mar- 
ried December 3, 1?6? at Watertovm (vr, also Waltham, Mass. 
vr) Mehi table Benjamin, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Hammond) 
Benjamin. See #229 for his carry down. 

517. DANIEL NORCROSS (Elizabeth^, Jonathan , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) 
born October 9, 1743 at Mendon, Mass. (vr)s the son of 
Peter and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Norcross j died June 23, 1805 
at Hopkinton, Mass. He married October 30, 1765 Abigail 
Chapin, who was born May 13, 1747 at Mendon and died Novem- 
ber 27, 1810 at Hopkinton, Mass. They are both buried at 
Bear Hill Cemetery. 

Children of Daniel and Abigail (Chapin) Norcrossi 

1138. Joel Norcross b. March 9, 1767 at Mendon, Mass.j d. 

Nov. 15, 1837} m. June 22, 1791 Huldah Gershot 
(Gshit/Gasset) , dau. of Seth Gershot. She was b. 
May 3, 1773 at Hopkinton and d. April 1, 1841 at 
Hopkinton. They, also, are buried at Bear Hill 
Cemetery. 

1139. Josiah Norcross b. April 23, I769 at Mendon, Mass.j 

d. unm. March 25, 1791 at Pawtucket, R.I. 

1140. Benjamin Norcross b. March 6, 1771 at Mendon, Mass.j 

d. August 30, 1811 at Peekskill, N.Y. j m/l June 22, 
1791 Hannah Stanford, dau. of Abner and Jemima 
(Green) Stanford, b. July 9, 1769, d. July 1795 at 
Hopkinton. He m/2 July 11, 1796 Nancy Lyon at 
Hopkinton, be. 1774, d. Oct. 2, 1813 at Peekskill. 

1141. Elijah Norcross b. May 12, 1774 at Milford, Conn. s 

d. Sept. 27, 1818 at Hopkinton? m. Dec. 23, 1802 
Lydia Pierce, dau. of Francis and Lydia (Ball) 
Pierce, b. Nov. 20, 1777 at Upton, Mass. She m/2 
March 30, 1819 Ebenezer Stearns at Upton. 

1142. Daniel Norcross b. June 29, 1777 at Milford, Conn.} 

d. Jan. 25, 1824 at Hopkinton, Mass.j m/l Oct. 7» 
1804 at Boston Eliza(beth) Holland b. May 12, 1786 
in England, d. Dec. 13, 1819 in New York Cityj m/2 
April 27, 1820 at N.Y.C. Julia Persilla, dau. of 
John Frederick Persilla of N.Y., b. June 29, 1803. 

1143. Archelous Norcross b. Oct. 12, 1779 at Milford, Conn. 

d. Feb. 27, 1839 at Boston, Mass.j m. March 11, 
1804 Sally Parker, dau. of Solomon and Eliza Park- 

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er, b. Nov. 30, 1784 at Holliston, d. August 25, 
1865 at Melrose. (Notei Archelous is also listed 
as Hercules Norcross on records in New Hampshire.) 

1144. Chapin Norcross b. July 28, 1782 at Milford, Conn. j 

d. Nov. 20, 1822; m. (intentions) May 22, 1805 
Ruth Baker, Bans forbidden.; m. Nov. 21,1807 in 
R.I. to Susan Danforth, b. Dec. 26, 1789 in Boston, 
d. Sept. 20, 1863 in Louisville, Kentucky; she m/2 
Hassell. Chapin resided in Philadelphia, Pa. 

1145. Otis Norcross b. April 22, 1785 at Hopkinton, R.I.; 

d. Nov. 25, 1827 at Cambridge, Mass.; m. Jan. 8, 
1809 Mary Cunningham Homer, dau. of Eleazer and 
Mary (Cunningham) Homer, b. April 12, 1790 at 
Boston. 

1146. Abigail Norcross b. April 23, 1788 at Hopkinton; d. 

October JO, 1807; unm. 

Resourcesi Mendon, Mass. Vital Records; Hopkinton, Mass. 
Vital Records; Records of Mrs. Toner of Lodi, New Jersey. 

532. EBENEZER WELLINGTON (Annabelle 5 , Jonathan^, Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) 
bapt. May 8, 1748 at Worcester, Mass.; the son of Ebenezer 
and Annabelle (Benjamin) Wellington. He married November 
20, 1771 Esther Boyden, who was born in 1747. 

His will was dated June 18, 1813 and probated August 1. 
1815. 

Children of Ebenezer and Esther (Boyden) Wellingtoni 

1147. Ebenezer Wellington b. March 30, 1773; m. February 

6, 1799 Mary Gleason. 

1148. Esther Wellington b. July 2, 1776. 

1149. Dolly Wellington b. February 13, 1780. 

1150. Levi Wellington b. November 11, 1782; m. Judith Dodd 

of Holden, Mass. 

1151. Molly Wellington bp. July 24, 1785. 

1152. Polly Wellington bp. January 8, 1785. 

1153. Sarah Wellington bp. November 4, 1793. 

1154. Nahum Wellington b. December 8, 1796. 

Resourcesi Records of Mrs. John C. Yoder of Gettysburgh, Pa. 
p. 26 Publication VIII Cambridge Hist. Society Proceedings 
Jan. 28. 1913-Oct. 28. 1913 . a chart which lists only male 
Wellingtons; Hist, of Worcester . Charles Nutt, 1919 via Mr. 
Charles Dechand of Bloomfield, Conn. 

534. DANIEL WELLINGTON 6 (Annabelle 5 , Jonathan^, Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) 

born April 24, 1753 at Worcester, Mass.; the son of Ebenez- 
er and Annabelle (Benjamin) Wellington; married at Wor- 
cester, Mass. February 7, 1775 to Rebecca Putnam. 
He served in the Revolutionary War. 

Children of Daniel and Rebecca (Putnam) Wellingtoni 

1155. Sally Wellington bp. Sept. 17, 1775 at Worcester. 

1156. John Putnam Wellington b. Nov. 7. 1777; m. 1794 

Lavina Smith. 

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1157. Tyler Wellington b. December 4, 1779s m. November 

12, 1801 Lucretia Gleason. 

1158. Clark Wellington b. July 10, 1749. 

1159. Rebecca Wellington b. April 27, 1794. 

1160. Edmund Wellington b. January 2, 1797. 

1161. Ebenezer Wellington b. June 10, 1801. 

Resources i Records of Charles Dechand of Bloomfield, Conn. 

538. DANIEL BENJAMIN (Daniel 5 , Jonathan , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 
in Roxbury, Mass. j the son of Daniel and Mary (Phillips) 
Benjamins bapt. July 30» 1757 at Roxbury, Mass.s died Dec- 
ember 10, 1781 at Boston, Mass. He married May 20, 1781 at 
the First Baptist Church in Boston (vr) Jane (Janet) Page, 
the dau. of John Page. She was born in 1764 and was age 73 
June 7t I837t when she applied for a pension, and must have 
died about August 1841, when the pension payments were stop 
ped. She m/2 December 18, 1782 Ephraim Hutchinson at 
Boston, (vr). 

Daniel was in the Revolutionary War. His pension num- 
ber is #W23386. He is listed as being of Sudbury, Boston, 
and Shrewsbury. In the Rev. War Land Records . Vol. 6 of 
the Mass. Archives, the assignee is Jane Hutchinson, widow 
of David Benjamin, deceased soldier of Regt. Urt under Col. 
Revere. She is given lot #22 in Somerset and $10.50 for 
surplus, and it is dated Sept. 11, 1834. In Soldiers and 
Sailors of Mass. in the Rev. War there is no David Benjamin 
listed that fits this description, but there is a Daniel 
Benjamin. He served aboard the "Castle" in and about Bos- 
ton under Capt. Bradyle, Col. Crafts, Capt. Warner, and Col. 
Paul Revere for a total of 36 months and one day. 

It is probable, since the marriage was of such short 
duration, that there were no children. However, there is 
a Daniel Benjamin who married April 24, 1800 (Boston, Mass. 
vr) Elizabeth Chapman, who might very well be a son of the 
above Daniel. 

Resources 1 Named above, plus Vital Records of Boston. 

547. JONAS HASTINGS (Mary 5 , Jonathan^, Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born July 

15, 1762 at Waltham, Mass.s the son of Jonas and Mary (Ben- 
jamin) Hastings. He married August 27, 1785 Frances Leathe, 

Children of Jonas and Frances (Leathe) Hastings 1 

1162. Jonas Hastings III bp. December 5» 1786. 

1163. Josiah Hastings bp. May 6, 178? . 

1164. Francis Hastings bp. October 4, 1789. 

Resources History of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

548. JONATHAN BENJAMIN (William 5 , Jonathan , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) 

born July 30, 1760 at Ashburnham, Mass.; the son of William 
and Sarah (Child) Benjamins died April 24, 1834 at Wood- 
stock, Vermont (vr) at the age of 73» He married Anise 
(Annis) Holt, the dau. of Uriah and Annis (Willard) Holt, 

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on October 30, 1780 at Ashburnham, Mass. (vr). She was 
born September 1, 175? at Harvard, Mass. and died November 
30, 1830 at Woodstock, Vermont. They are both buried in 
the Walker Cemetery at South Woodstock. 

Jonathan is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Wood- 
Stock, Vt. with i 1-3-3 and at the same location for the 
1800 and 1810 census. He removed to Woodstock about 1783. 
Both Jonathan and his wife were residing with Lemuel in 
Woodstock for the I830 census. 

Jonathan enlisted in the Revolutionary War in Worcester 
County, Mass. for a term of nine months. He arrived at Fish 
kill, N.Y. June 19, 1778 in Capt. Gate's Co., Col. Steam's 
Regt. He was age 17 years, five feet six inches tall, and 
light complexion, and resided at Ashburnham, Mass. There 
was also a Jonathan Benjamin of Leominsterv Mass., a pri- 
vate in Capt. John Joslin's Co., Col. Job Cushing's (Wor- 
cester Co.; Regt. He was on the pay roll for 1 month and 
seven days, and marched to Bennington, Vt. in July 1777 to 
join Col. Seth Warner. This might be the same Jonathan. 

On November 20, 1819 Jonathan bought land in Woostock 
from Lucy and Nathaniel Moulton of Windsor, Vt. for $250. 
(Vol. 12 p. 341 Woodstock, Vt. Deeds). He was a farmer. 

His Rev, War pension number is #S12134. 

Children of Jonathan and Annis (Holt) Benjamin 1 

*1165. Jonathan Benjamin Jr. b. April 27, 1782 at Ashburn- 
ham, Mass. (vr). 

*ll66. Anise (Annis) Benjamin bp. January 26, 1783 at Ash- 
burnham, Mass. (vr). 

*1167. Lemuel Benjamin b. April 1784 at Woodstock, Vt. 

*ll68. Daniel Benjamin b. 1786 at Woodstock, Vt. 

*1169. Frederick Benjamin be. 1774-84 at Woodstock, Vt. 

♦1170. Sarah (Sally) Benjamin be. 1784-90 at Woodstock. 

♦1171. Rhoda Benjamin b. 1794 at Woodstock, Vt. 

*1172. Mary (Polly) Benjamin b. September 5, 1795. 

*11?3. Abigail Benjamin b. October 20, 1797 at Woodstock. 

Resources 1 Ashburnham, Mass. History 1 Valley of the Kedron t 
Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass. j Family 
Bible records of Lemuel Benjamin from Miss Clark of Rye, 
N.Y. ; Records of Miss G. Benjamin of Maiden, Mass. 

549. JONAS BENJAMIN 6 (William 5 , Jonathan* 1 , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 
May 5, 1762 at Ashburnham, Mass. (vr)» the son of William 
and Sarah (Child) Benjamin. (Notei Other records have him 
born in 1760, April 6, l?60 f and April 6, 1762). He died 
June 6, 1854 at East Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., New York. 
He, his first wife, and all children except Jonas and 
Charles, are buried in the Muskelunge Cemetery at E. Houns- 
field. He m/1 Mercy Ann Salter (Saulter) on August 2, 1785 
at Ashburnham, Mass. She was the dau.of Samuel and Sarah 
(Wright) Salter and was born February 12, 1764 at Stow, 
Mass. and died June 4, 1834 at E. Hounsfield. He m/2 Mrs. 

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Polly (Wilder) Hunt on March 7, 1839 at Hounsfield, N.Y. 
She was born about 1776 in Mass. and received a widow's pen 
sion #W8135. She was age 95 years on Oct. 1871 and the 
last pension payment was Sept. 4, 1871. 

Jonas lived at South Woodstock, Vermont j Windsor, Ver- 
mont! Reading, Vermont and then went to E. Hounsfield, 
which is near Water town, N.Y. In the 1790 Federal Census 
he is listed at Woodstock, Vt. withi 1-3-2, in the 1800 
census at Reading, Vt., and in the 1810 census at Houns- 
field. 

Jonas enlisted in the Revolutionary War at White Plains 
in 1781 as a private in the 9th Regt. of Mass. Continental 
Line, at the age of 19 » for three years. He was on the 
pension rolls in Jefferson Co., N.Y. in 1831. 

Children of Jonas and Mercy Ann (Salter) Benjamin; 
♦1174. Jesse Benjamin b. December 17» 1785 at S. Woodstock. 
♦1175. Jonas Benjamin b. December 16, 1786 at S. Woodstock. 

1176. Abijah Benjamin b. 1790; d. February 1, 1814, age 

24, buried with his parents, (gs). 

1177. Phoebe Benjamin, a twin, b. 1790; d. October 25, 

1812, age 22 (gs), buried with parents. 

1178. Lucy Benjamin b. 1792; d. November 20, 1812, age 20, 

(gs), buried with parents. 
♦1179. Lydia Benjamin b. 1795. 
♦1180. Mercy Benjamin b. February 14, 1795- 
♦1181. William Benjamin b. July 8, 1800/1. 
1182. Rebecca Benjamin b. 1802; d. November 10, 1812, age 
10 years, (gs). 
*1183. Charles Benjamin b. 1807 at E. Hounsfield, N.Y. 

Resources 1 Ashburnham History » Valley of the Kedron ; Record 
of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass.; Vol. 20 p. 140 
& 146, Vol. 46 p. 385 PAR Lineage Books ; Cleveland Gen. . 
1899 p. 1521; Records of Fred P. and Madge Benjamin of Wat- 
seka, 111. 

550. WILLIAM BENJAMIN (William 5 , Jonathan m Daniel 5 , John 2 " 1 ) born 
August 1, 1764 at Ashburnham, Mass. ; the son of William and 
Sarah (Child) Benjamin; died December 4, 1820 at Lincoln, 
Mass. He married Beulah Child, the dau. of Abijah and 
Beulah (Harrington) Child on February 16, 1786 at Waltham, 
Mass. (vr). She was born January/June 14, 1762 at Waltham, 
and died August 31t I838 at Lincoln, Mass., age 71 (vr). 
They are both buried in the Lexington Street Cemetery at 
Lincoln. 

William was on a list of men who enlisted from Middle- 
sex Co., Mass. for a period of three years for the Revolu- 
tionary War on December 2, 1780. He was 17 years of age, 
five feet nine and one half inches tall, dark complexion, 
and a farmer. His pension number is #17293 » which his wid- 
dow received. 

In Cambridge Deeds Vol. 186 p. 422, on February 8, 1810 
William sold his farm in Lincoln, Mass. In Vol. 138 p. 150 

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of Cambridge Probate Records, William's will was probated 
January 1, 1821. 

Children of William and Beulah (Child) Benjamini 
♦1184. Sarah (Sally) Benjamin b. June 15, 1?8? at Waltham 
Mass. (vr). 
1185. Mary Benjamin b. 1788; d. November 28, 1833, age 45, 
at Concord, Mass. (vr)j buried with parents (gs). 
*1186. William Benjamin Jr. b. August 12, 1791 at Concord. 
*1187. Thomas Everett Benjamin b. 1793 at Concord, Mass. 
♦1188. Ann Benjamin b. 1797 at Concord, Mass. 

1189. Betsey Benjamin b. 1800; d. July 31, 1851; unm. ; 

buried with her parents, (gs). 

1190. Amanda Benjamin b. 1806 at Concord, Mass.; d. March 

13, I860, age 54; m. August 24, 1828 Abner B. 

Butterick. Abner and Amanda had no children. 

They are buried in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery at 

Concord, as were Amanda's sister Ann and brother 

Thomas . 
♦1191. Abijah Benjamin, a twin, b. March 1806 at Concord. 
♦1192. Cyrus Benjamin b. January 21, 1807 at Concord, Mass. 

Resources! p. 943 Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Rev . 
War ; Lincoln. Mass. Vital Records ; Waltham. Mass. Vital 
Records ; p. 157 Hist, of Watertown. Mass .. Bond; p. 427 
Concord. Mass. Births. Marriages, and Deaths 1635-18 50 
(also p. 378 and 428 of same source); Hist, of Ashburnham ; 
Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass. 

551. SARAH BENJAMIN (William 5 , Jonathan , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

August 2, 1766 at Ashburnham, Mass.; the dau. of William 
and Sarah (Child) Benjamin. She married July 15, 1785 at 
Windsor, Vermont Abijah Capen. (vr). She may have m/2 
Barney Crapo. 

Children of Abijah and Sarah (Benjamin) Capeni 

1193. Sarah Capen b. November 25, 1785 at Windsor, Vt. ; 

m, Cornelius G. Person, a Universalist minister; 
resided at Ellisburgh, New York. 

1194. Marcy Capen b. August 20, 1787 at Windsor, Vt. 

1195. Lucy Capen b. April 3, 1789 at Windsor, Vt. ; ra. Aug- 

ust 23, 1814 (vr) Thomas Ormsbee of Lyme, N.H. 

Resources; Vermont Vital Records; Records from the Bishop 
Bible from Ira E. Bishop of Homewood, 111.; Records of Mrs. 
R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass. 

(. c ii "\ 2 — 1 

552. JOSIAH BENJAMIN (William- 5 , Jonathan , Daniel^, John ) born 

June 19, 1769 at Ashburnham, Mass.; the son of William and 
Sarah (Child) Benjamin; died January 26,1836 at Berlin, 
Vermont, age 67. (vr). He married October 10, 1791 at 
South Woodstock, Vt. to Lucy Banning. She was born about 
1771 and died October 27, 1845, age 74, at Berlin, Vt. (vr). 
They are both buried at the East Road Cemetery at Berlin. 
They lived at Woodstock, Vermont until November 1793, 

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when they moved to Berlin, Vt. He took the Freeman's Oath 
in Berlin on Sept. 1795. He finally settled on a farm on a 
brook on the Old Turnpike, now (i960) the main road from 
Barre to Montpelier. The farm was still known in 1966 as 
the Benjamin farm. Josiah was a farmer and operated a 
grist mill. He traveled to Glastonbury, Conn, by ox cart 
to get the grind stones for his mill. Today, those stones 
lie in the brook on the farm. 

Josiah was a Major in the Revolutinnary War in the 
State Militia, when the title meant something. He is also 
listed in the Vermont records of the War of 1812, though 
this may be his son. 

Children of Josiah and Lucy (Banning) Benjamini 
1196. Lucy Benjamin b. April 22, 1792 at S. Woodstock, Vt. 
(Berlin, Vt. vr); d. October 27, 1845; m. December 
28, 1810 to Daniel Pennock. 
*1197. Clara Benjamin b. March/May 8, 1795 at Berlin, (vr). 
*1198. Ozias Benjamin b. April 13, 1797 at Berlin, Vt. 
♦1199. Sarah (Sally) Benjamin b. May 28, 1798 at Berlin. 
1200. Josiah Benjamin Jr. b. November 28, 1801 at Berlin, 
Vt. (vr); d. November 15, 1803, age 2 years. 
*1201. Josiah Benjamin III b. July 7, 1803 at Berlin, Vt. 
1202. Eliza Benjamin b. July 31, 1805 at Berlin, Vt. ; d. 
October 16,1885 at Groton, Vt. ; m. December 18, 
1827 Lyman Dodge of Barre, Vt. (Berlin, Vt. vr). 
*1203. Matilda Benjamin b. March 26, 1807 at Berlin, Vt. 
*1204. Hannah Benjamin b. July 10, 1811 at Berlin, Vt. 

Resources 1 Vermont Vital Records; Hist, of Josiah Benjamin . 
Alfred Benjamin of Montpelier, Vt. ; Vermont Gen. Society; 
Wilson Papers; Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, 

Mass. 

554. MARY (MOLLY/POLLY) BENJAMIN (William 5 , Jonathan , Daniel 3 , 
John^-l ) born July 7, 1773 at Ashburnham, Mass.; the dau. 
of William and Sarah (Child) Benjamin; died May 4, 1849. 
She married Cornelius Gray Person (Persons), the son of 
Samuel and B. (Gray) Person. He was born 1768 in Vermont. 
They were living in Rushford, New York in 1815. He m/2 
Sarah Capen. (See #1193). 

Cornelius was an itinerant minister and traveled the 
New York State area. He helped organize the Univeralist 
Church in Jefferson Co., N.Y. in July 1821. 

Children of Cornelius and Mary (Benjamin) Personi 

1205. Samuel Person b. 1792 in Windsor, Vt. ; d. 1867; m. 

Lucinda Dodge b. 1791, d. I876; he came to Rush- 
ford, N.Y. along with Asa Benjamin. 

1206. Lewis Person m. Rebecca . 

1207. Polly Person. 

1208. Sally Person. 

1209. Daniel Person. 

1210. Hosea Person. 



1211. Asa Person. 

Resources! Wilson Papers; Research of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of 

5. Carver, Mass.? p. 57 Fam. of John Pierson of Lynn and 
Reading . 1878, Pierson; p. 599 Hist, of Jefferson Co.. N.Y. 
Everson. 

555. HANNAH BENJAMIN (William 5 , Jonathan 4 , Daniel 3 , John 2 ' 1 ) born 

August 7. 1775 at Ashburnham, Mass.; the dau.of William and 
Sarah (Child) Benjamin. She married Charles Kendall, son 
of Amos and Mary (Evans) Kendall. After Hannah's death, he 
m/2 Lucy (Benjamin) Moulton, sister to Hannah, and a widow 
with no children. 

When Hannah died, Charles went back to Vermont and 
brought back Hannah's sister, to bring up his children. 

Children of Charles and Hannah (Benjamin) Kendall i 

1212. William Benjamin Kendall. 

1213. Mary Kendall. 

1214. Lucy Holt Kendall b. March 13, 1812 at Scipio, N.Y.; 

d. Sept. 26, 1868 at Easton, Maryland; m. April 10, 
1834 Hamilton Avery b. April 11, 1811 at Scipio. 
They resided at Bethany, N.Y. 

1215. Lucinda Kendall, a twin, b. March 13, 1812; m. 

Harrison Cummings; resided Bethany, N.Y. 

1216. Harriet Kendall b. 1819 at Venice, N.Y. ; d. 1843; 

m. Cyrenus Wheeler. 

Resources! p. 359 Groton Avery Clan . Avery, 1912; p. 446 
Hist, of Wheeler Fam .. Wheeler, 1914; Records of Mrs. R. A. 
Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass.; Papers in a Bishop Bible via 
Ira E. Bishop of Homewood, 111. 

556. LEVI BENJAMIN (William 5 , Jonathan , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

September 7» 1777 at Ashburnham, Mass.; the son of William 
and Sarah (Child) Benjamin; died January 27, 1864, age 86 
years, at Rushford, Allegany Co., New York. He married 
first on May 17 i 1798 Nancy Willard. She was born January 

6, 1785 at Vermont and died April 23, 1800 at Vermont. He 
m/2 Abigail (Nabby) Kendall on March 1, 1802 at Woodstock, 
Vt. (vr). She was born either Nov. 1780 or June/January 6, 
1785 and died May 18, 1842 at Rushford, N.Y. He m/3 Debor- 
ah Kendall, a widow, on August 20, 1842 at Rushford. She 
was born 1773 in New Jersey and died April 19, 1861 at Rush 
ford, age 87 years. They are probably buried in the Vil- 
lage Cemetery in Rushford, N.Y. 

Levi Benjamin had lived in both Windsor and Woodstock, 
Vermont, but he came to Rushford, N.Y. in 1815 from Ovid, 
Seneca Co., N.Y. He settled on Lot #30, where he built one 
of the first log taverns in the town. In one end of the 
tavern was a loft, and in the other end he built four cham- 
bers. Both were reached by a ladder. In the loft, prayer 
meetings were sometimes held. The altar above--the bar be- 
low. 

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Levi was one of the constituent members of the Baptist 
Church and the first Deacon. Rushford' s town meeting was 
held at his tavern, at which he was elected constable and 
one of the first overseers of the poor. In 1816 a mail 
route was opened from Perry to Olean, and Rushford had it's 
first post office, with Levi Benjamin as postmaster. 

Levi was appointed administrator November 9, 1819 of 
the estate of Lynn Blakesly of Rushford, who died intes- 
tate, (p. 108 Book 4 Allegany Co. Probate Records.) 

Children of Levi and Nancy (Willard) Benjamin i 

1217. Betsey Benjamin; m. October 10, 1816 Jeremiah 

Rappleyeman. 

1218. Nancy Benjamin b. March 22, 1800 in Vermont} m. 

March 19, 1822 Seth Ray. 

Children of Levi and Abigail (Kendall) Benjamini 
*1219. Sally Benjamin b. December 27, 1802 in Vermont. 

1220. Lucy Benjamin b. December 1805; d. October 31, 1809 

at Ovid, Senecca Co., N.Y. 

1221. Albert Benjamin b. May 26, 1810; d. June 11, 1810 

at Ovid, N.Y. 
♦1222. Eliab C. Benjamin b. January 9. 1812 at Ovid, N.Y. 
*1223. Alnion (Almon/ Almond) K. Benjamin b. October 29, 

1813 at Ovid, N.Y. 
1224. Albert Benjamin b. June 20, 1815 at Rushford, i^.Y. ? 

d. February 12, 1834 at Rushford. He is buried 

with his parents in the Village Cemetery. 
♦1225. Charles E. Benjamin b. June 5, 1818/9 at Rushford. 
?1226. Matilda Benjamin. 

Resources i Rushford Centenial 1808-1908 i Rushford and Rush- 
ford People . H.J.W. Gilbert; Bible Records from Mrs. Cather 
ine B. Williams of Rushford, N.Y.; Records of Mrs. R. A. 
Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass.; Wilson Papers? Records of Mrs. 
Guy Norris of Rushford, N.Y.j Records of Mrs. John Keller 
of Litiz, Penn. j p. 471 Early Settlers of N.Y. State, Foley, 
Vol. IV p. 471. 

557. ASA BENJAMIN (William 5 , Jonathan , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

July 25, 1782 at Ashburnham, Mass.; the son of William and 
Sarah (Child) Benjamin; bapt. June 30,1883 at Ashburnham; 
died August 1853 at Rushford, Allegany County, New York. He 
married October 28, 1802 at Windsor, Vermont, Abigail Swim- 
erton (Swinerton) of Putney, Vt., the dau . of Samuel Swimer 
ton. She was born about 1783 and died September 2, 1851, 
age 68 at Rushford. They are both buried at the Podonque 
(Podunk) Cemetery. 

Asa Benjamin was originally a shoe maker. He became a 
brick mason and in Vermont owned a cider mill. In Rushford 
he became a plasterer, too. He was Justice of the Peace 
and road commissioner of Rushford. He became a J. P. in 
1817 and served in that capacity for 17 years. 

His home in Rushford still (1969) stands and is used by 

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a hired hand. He built near the part of Podunk called by 
the pioneers, Wolf Meadow, in 1817. 

Before Asa moved to Rushford, he went there on horse- 
back to locate a farm. He followed the "Blazed Trail" to 
Gary's Settlement, where his brother Levi already had set- 
teled, along with many other Vermonters. At one time 
there were so many families on the same street that came 
from Windsor, Vt. , that they called it Windsor Street. 

When Asa came back with his family, Asa Jr. was age 3. 
His mother carried him much of the way in her arms. When 
they reached Syracuse, they found the place infested with 
vagabonds, so Asa had to watch his belongings. Asa came 
with a black ox team and one horse. They were five weeks 
on the road. They came in a covered wagon, with a cow hit- 
ched on behind, and on the road they learned of the peace 
with England. 

In Vermont Land Deeds (Vol. 10 p. 80) Asa released his 
right to land to Moses and Phebe Warner of Andover. In Vol. 
11 p. 269 Asa and Abigail Benjamin of Windsor, Vt. sold 
land to Samuel Swinerton on March 2, 1816. 

There is a story about Asa telling of an experience he 
had in Rushford. When, as a plasterer, he was returning 
through the forests from Canadea at about dusk, and encount 
ered a wolf sitting in the road. Each watched the other 
awhile, and finally Asa pulled a bag of tools from his 
shoulder and threw it down in front of the wolf. The wolf 
became scared and ran off, and Asa continued his journey. 

Children of Asa and Abigail (Swimerton) Benjamini 
1227. Nahum Benjamin b. and d. January 25, 1805 at Windsor 
Vermont. 
*1228. Oliver Davis Benjamin b. March 13, 1806 at Wood- 
stock, Vt. ; he was orphaned as a baby and adopted 
by Asa at the age of 2 years. His parents were 
Oliver and Rhoda (Persons) Davis. 

1229. Sylvia E. Benjamin b. October 21, 1808 in Vt. ; d. 

March 25, 1886, age 77-5- 1 * (gs); m. John Neff and 
removed to Cuba, N.Y. 

1230. Asa W./H. Benjamin b. December 18, 1814 in Vermont; 

d. March 6, I83O, age 15-2-17 (gs) in Rushford. 

*1231. Phebe Benjamin b. May 18, 1810 in Windsor, Vt. 

# 1232. Percy Benjamin. 

♦1233. Abigail Salome Benjamin b. February 26, 1820 at 
Rushford, N.Y. 

♦123^. Harriet C./K. Benjamin b. October 31. 1823 at Rush- 
ford, N.Y. 

Resources 1 Records of Norine Boyd Steward of Niantic, Conn. 5 
p. 238 Bailey Gen. . Bailey, 1899; Wilson Papers; p. 805 
Allegany County History ; Records of Mary Baldwin Williams 
of Rushford, N.Y. ; Rushford. N.Y. Centennial 1808-1908 ; 
Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass. 

561. SAMUEL BENJAMIN 6 (Samuel 5 "**, Daniel 3 , John 2-1 ) born about 1761 

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in Watertown, Mass. ; the son of Samuel and Martha (Cook) 
Benjamin} died October 11, 1837 at Boston, Mass. His mar- 
riage, if any, is unknown. 

Children of Samuel Benjamin; 
*1235. Samuel Benjamin. 

Dr. Wilson insisted that there was a Samuel Ben jam 
in this line for many generations. 

Resources i Wilson Papers. 

56_9_;_ELIZABETH BOND (William 5 , Elizabeth , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 
October 3, 1762 at Weston, Mass.; the dau. of William and 
Mary (Stratton) Bond; married April 26, 1781 Nathaniel 
Sanderson of Waltham. He was born April 9, 1755 and he 
m/2 October 22, 1807 Mrs. Sarah Hastings. 

Children of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Bond) Sanderson i 

1236. William Sanderson bp. May 19, 1782; d. Oct. 28, 1782. 

1237. Betsey Sanderson b. April 29, 1784; m. April 26, 

1804 Solomon Child, b. Nov. 1, 1762. 

1238. Nancy Sanderson b. April 29, 1781; m. January 23, 

1812 Roswell Watkins. 

1239. Nathan Sanderson b. March 18, 1788. 

1240. Sally Sanderson b. October 9, 1789; m. April 25, 

1811 Abner Sanderson Jr., son of Abner and widow 
Mary Hagar. 

1241. William Sanderson b. December 18, 1791. 

1242. Josiah Sanderson b. January 19. 1794. 

1243. Elijah Sanderson b. March 7, 1796; m. May 14, 1826 

Cynthia Stearns, dau. of Joshua and Lois (Pierce) 
Stearns b. May 2, 1794. 

1244. Amos Sanderson b. October 18, 1798; d. Oct. 18, 1800. 

1245. Amos Sanderson b. October 24, 1801. 

1246. Marshall Sanderson b. September 17, 1803. 

Resourcesi Hist, of Watertown, Mass. . Bond. 

570. RHODA BOND (William 5 , Elizabeth , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born Nov- 

ember 14, 1764 at Weston, Mass.; the dau. of William and 
Mary (Stratton) Bond; died September 20, 1803; married 
Bazaleel Flagg of Waltham, Mass. He was born May 14, 1764 
and m/2 February 20, 1804 Irene Viles. 

Children of Bezaleel and Rhoda (Bond) Flagg » 

1247. Isaac Flagg b. May 26, 1785; d. unm. 

1248. Charles Flagg b. July 10, 1788; d. unm. 

1249. Daniel Flagg b. May 3, 1792; d. unm. 

1250. Thurza Flagg b. Jan. 7, 1796; d. unm. 

1251. Mary Flagg; m. Erastus Bridgeman of Hanover, N.H. 

and had 7 children. 

Resource! Hist, of Watertown. Mass. , Bond. 

571. ANNA BOND (William 5 , Elizabeth , Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born June 

30, 1768 at Weston, Mass.; the dau. of William and Mary 

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(Stratton) Bond. She married June 21, 1783 Nathaniel 
Locke of Waltham, Mass. He was born March 6, 1?62 and died 
in 1851. 

Children of Nathaniel and Anna (Bond) Locke 1 

1252. Nancy Locke b. November 3, 1785; m. January 20, 1807 

to Asa Fuller. 

1253. William Locke b. March 10, 1788; d. April 14, 1826; 

m. September 10, 1820 Elizabeth Woolcott. 

1254. Nathan Locke b. July 2, 1795; d. November 26, 1837; 

m. June 2, 1822 Sally Stevenson of Hingham, Mass. 

Resources 1 Hist, of Watertown. Mass. . Bond. 

717. JONATHAN BENJAMIN 6 (Joshua 5 , Jonathan^, Abel 2 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

July 27 t 1747 at Concord, Mass. (vr); the son of Joshua and 
Sarah (Ball) Benjamin; died in 1830 in Guildhall, Essex Co., 
Vermont. He married Mary . 

There is a Revolutionary War pension for a Jonathan Ben- 
jamin, #R746, dated November I83O (when he was age 82) of 
Essex Co., Vermont. He testifies he enlisted at Sudbury, 
Mass. in 1782 for nine months, that he has no property of 
any description, and has to rely on his son for subtenance 
for over 15 years. 

In Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Rev. War , a Jona- 
than Benjamin is listed from Sudbury in Capt. Benjamin Mon- 
fOe's Co., reported as a deserter dated January 21, 1778, 
but is listed as a private in Capt. Monroe's Co. in ser- 
vice between 1778 and 1779. There is also a Jonathan list- 
ed as a private in Capt. Benjamin Lapham's Co., Col. Jona- 
than Reed's First Regt. of Guards, enlisted April 19, 1778 
at Cambridge, Mass. for three months. There is also a 
notation in the same source for a Jonathan Benjamin, dated 
at Concord Sept. 30 ■ 1777, signed by Benjamin and others, 
asking for addition to wages for service guarding the Con- 
tinental stores at Little Cambridge, Concord, Sudbury, etc.; 
served in Capt. Isaac Wood's Co., and granted by the House 
of Representatives Jan. 21, 1778. 

In the Sudbury Vital Records there is recorded "Abel, 
son of Jonathan and Mary b. Dec. 1777" and it is crossed 
out. However, in Sudbury, Mass. First Parish Records p. 
320, there is recorded "Mary, wife of Jonathan Benjamin be- 
came a member October 8, 1780. Abel, son of Mary and Jona- 
than Benjamin bp. Oct. 22, 1780, b. Dec. 18, 1777". 

In the 1800 census of Guildhall, Essex Co., Vermont is 
a Jonathan Benjamin with 1 male over 45; 1 male 10-16; 1 
male 16-26; and 2 females over 45. 

Children of Jonathan and Mary ( ) Benjamins 

*1255. Abel Benjamin b. December 18, 1777 at Sudbury, Mass. 
71256. Abbie Benjamin be. 1780; d. May 18, I856, age 75-5-0 
at Guildhall, Vt. (gs) and buried in the Keith Cera. 
in Essex Co. , Vt. 
1257. 1 male b. 1784-1790. (Perhaps Samuel Benjamin.) 

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Resources i p. 259 Concord. Mass. Vital Records ; "Heath Pa- 
pers" in Mass. Hist. Society; Gen, of Family of Lt. Samuel 
Benjamin, Mary L. Benjamin, 1900. 

719. SARAH BENJAMIN (Joshua 5 , Jonathan , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born Jan- 
uary 21, 1753 at Concord, Mass.; the dau. of Joshua and 
Sarah (Ball) Benjamin. She married William Barron of Con- 
cord, Mass, on August 22, 1779 at Concord. 

Sarah and William died when Joseph was very young and 
he was 'bound out'. Later, he and his brother William went 
to Norridgewock and later, 1822, Joseph went to Emden, 
Maine . 

Children of William and Sarah (Benjamin) Barron; 

1258. Polly Barron b. October 16, 1780 at Concord, Mass. 

1259. Jenny Barron b. June 7, 1782 at Concord, Mass. 

1260. William Barron b. March 2, 1784; d. 1816 in an acci- 

dent at Norridgewock, Maine; m. March 13, 1810 to 
Syntha Dyer. 

1261. Joseph Barron b. July 12, 1787 at Groton, Mass.; d. 

Sept. 17, I865 at Emden, Maine; m. April 18, 1812 
Rachel Quint b. 1791, d. Dec. 10, 1882. 

Resources; Hist, of Watertown. Mass. , Bond. 

?721.ABIEZER BENJAMIN (Joshua 5 , Jonathan , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

about 1765» hopefully placed as the son of Joshua and Sarah 
(Ball) Benjamin. He died about 1799 at N. Auston, Maine. 
He married Mary (Polly) Savage August 8, 1790 at Hallowell, 

Maine, the dau. of Isaac and Deborah ( ) Savage. She was 

born October 25, 1769 at Woolinch, Maine and died in the 
fall of 1817 at Bingham, Maine. She m/2 on December 5, 
1805 Joseph Littlefield, who was born May 14, 1773 and died 
in 1814 in the War of 1812. 

This is a tentative placement. It is the line of Helen 
(Benjamin) Brown, one of the compiliers of this Benjamin Gen 
ealogy. According to family tradition, he is one of seven 
sons. However, he is placed in this line because the des- 
cendants of Joshua have gone to Maine and because one of 
the descendants remembers talk about an Aunt Tamezon. 

After John was born, Abiezer and Polly moved to Emden, 
Maine. In 1798 Abiezer paid tax in North Auson. In 1799 a 
daughter is born, and in 1800 the wife of Abiezer is listed 
as a widow, with 3 young children, living in a cottage on 
her Uncle's land. Abiezer' s home burned May 4, 1795. 

Children of Abiezer and Mary (Savage) Benjamin; 
♦1262. Isaac Benjamin b. March 15, 1791 at Hallowell, Maine. 

1263. Twin sons born dead November 2, 1792 at Hallowell. 

1264. William Benjamin b. January 13, 1794 at Hallowell; 

d, August 24 1795. 
♦1265. John Benjamin b. March 28, 1796 at Hallowell. 
*1266. Sarah (Sally) Benjamin b. 1799 at N. Auson, Maine. 

Children of Joseph and Mary (Savage Benjamin) Littlefield; 

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Susanna Littlefield b. October 26, 1809 at Moscow, 

Maine? m. Jan. 12,1830 Sardis Temple. 
Elleanor Littlefield b. 1813. 

Resource! Research of Mrs. Homer (Helen Benjamin) Brown of 
Oak Park, Illinois. 

723. ANDREW BENJAMIN (Jonathan 5 " 4 , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born January 7, 

1756 at Western, Mass. (vr)i the son of Jonathan and Eliza- 
beth (Stimpson) Benjamin; bapt. July 11, 1756 at Weston; 
died July 18, I832, age 76, at Winchendon, Mass. (vr). He 
married Mary Pierce of Weston on October 31, 1776 at Weston 
Mass. She was the dau. of Joseph and Ruth (White) Pierce 
and was born December 17 1 1754 at Weston and died October 
12, 1832, age 78, at Winchendon, Mass. (vr). (Notei Salt 
Lake City Family Group Sheet shows her parentage as dau. of 
Benjamin and Mary (Lamson) Pierce.) 

Andrew is listed in the 1790 Federal Census in Winchen- 
don, Worchester Co., Mass withi 1-3-2. He was "of Whinchen 
don" when he married. 

In Vol. 119 p. 326 Andrew and wife Mary, on Oct. 14, 
1812, sell their share of their inheritance from Nathaniel 
Stimpson, which was set off from his grandmother, Widow 
Elizabeth Stimpson. This in the Cambridge, Mass. Land Re- 
cords. 

Andrew Benjamin served in the Revolutionary Was as a 
private in Capt. Abraham Pierce's Co., Col. Thomas ard- 
ner's Regt. , which marched on the alarm on April 19, 1775 
to Concord and Lexington. He also had other enlistments in 
the years 1776 and 1777. In one enlistment his stature is 
given as five feet six inches. 

Children of Andrew and Mary (Pierce) Benjamins 
♦1267. Stephen Benjamin b. February 13. 1778 at Ashley, Mas 
*1268. Amos Pierce Benjamin bp. October 15» 1780 at Fitz- 
william, N.H., though he was b. at Ashley, Mass. 

1269. Betsey Benjamin bp. August 13# 1781 at Fitzwilliam, 
N.H.i m. (int.) July 1^, 1799 to Moses Curtis. 
*1270. Francis Benjamin b. April 9. 1784 at Fitzwilliam. 
♦1271. Jonathan Benjamin b. May 20, 1786 at Fitzwilliam. 

1272. Charles Benjamin b. March 7, 1789 at Winchendon. 
♦1273. Levi Benjamin b.July 18, 1791 at Winchendon, Mass. 

127^. Polly Benjamin b. May 13. 1794 at Winchendon, Mass. 

1275. Sally Benjamin b. October 26, 1796 at Winchendon. 

1276. child; d. August 30, 1808 at Winchendon, Mass. (vr). 

Resources ip. 928 Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the War of 
the Rev. t p. 466 Hist, of Fitzwilliam, N.H ., Whitemore, 
1888 j Town of Weston, Mass. Vital Records . 

724. DANIEL BENJAMIN (Jonathan 5 , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born October 14, 

1757 at Weston, Mass. (vr); the son of Jonathan and Eliza- 
beth (Stimpson) Benjamin; bapt. October 16/23, 1757 at Wes- 
ton (vr); and died May 12, 1819 at Athol, Mass. He married 

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Tamezon (Tamason) Felton of A-fchol on November 10, 1779 at 
Athol, Mass. She was the dau. of David and Zerviah (Howe) 
Felton and was born November 28, 1758 at Ashburnham, Mass. 
and died March 20, 1843. 

Daniel is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Ashburn- 
ham, Worchester Co., Mass. withi 2-3-3* He moved to Ash- 
burnham about 1778 and lived on the farm more 'recently* 
occupied by Samuel Keyes, in the north part of town. 

In Vol. 199 p. 436 on Oct. 4, 1812 Daniel sold to Lem- 
uel Stimpson for $50. land and waived rights on the proper- 
ty left him by his grandmother, Elizabeth Stimpson. 

Daniel was in the Revolutionary War. He was drafted 
from Weston, Mass.i a private under Capt. Samuel Lamson's 
Co., which marched on the alarm of April 19» 1775 at Lexing 
ton. He also saw service in 1776 and 1777 as a private un- 
der Capt. Reuben Dickson, Col. Elisha Porter's Regt. on 
Nov. 9, 1778. 

He was listed in the 1800 and 1810 census of Ashburnham. 

Children of Daniel and Tamezon (Felton) Benjamin 1 
1277. Eunice Benjamin b. December 6, 1780 at Weston, Mass.; 
d. June 20, 1820 at Fitchburgh, Mass.j m. January 
12, 1813 John R. Kemp. (Notei Salt Lake Family 
Group Sheet names him as Aaron Kemp. ) 
♦1278. Daniel Benjamin Jr. b. March 6, 1783 at Ashburnham. 
*1279. Nahum Benjamin b. February 20, 1785 at Ashburnham. 

1280. Tamezon (Tamezin) Benjamin b. May 16, 1787 at Ash- 

burnham, Mass.; was unm. in 1862. 

1281. Abigail (Nabby) Benjamin b. June 17. 1789 at Ashburn 

ham j m. December 7» 1811 at Cambridge, Mass. to 
Samuel Keyes of Plymouth, Mass. He was the son of 
Ephraim and Bridget (Sawyer) Keyes. They had nine 
children. (Ashburnham, Mass. m. vr.) 
♦1282. Sally Benjamin b. March 14, 1792 at Ashburnham. 

1283. Lydia Benjamin b. May 11, 1794 at Ashburnham* m. 

Sept. 18, 1814 Charles Damon of Wayland or E. Sud- 
bury, Mass. at Ashburnham (vr). 

1284. Samuel Howe Benjamin b. May 27. 1796; d. May 1, 1801, 

age 5 years. 

1285. Louisa Benjamin b. April 8, 1801 at Ashburnham; m/l 

John Craran; m/2 Moore of Boston, Mass. 

1286. Irene Benjamin b. February 20, 1805 at Ashburnham; d. 

January 16, 1874; m. (int.) March 13, 1826 at 
Charles Street Church in Boston to Emery Willard, 
son of John and Deborah (Wilder*) Willard; resided 
in Brighton and had 11 children. 

Resources 1 p. 161 Early Conn. Marriages, Bailey; Wilson 
Papers; Burke Alvord Memorial, Bou telle, 1864; Salt Lake 
City Family Group Sheets of Latter Day Sailts. 

727. LT. SAMUEL BENJAMIN (Abel 5 , Jonathan , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 
February 5» 1753/4 at Needham, Mass.; the son of Abel and 
Elizabeth (Nutting) Benjamin; bapt. February 10, 1754 at 

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Watertovm, Mass. (vr Vol. Ill); died April 14, 1824 at 
Livermore, Maine, age 71. He married Tabitha Liverraore of 
Waltham, Mass. on January 16, 1782 at Waltham. (vr). She 
was the dau. of Nathaniel and Martha (White) Livermore, and 
was born June 27, 1757 at Waltham and died June 20, 1837 at 
Livermore, Maine. 

Samuel went to Livermore, Maine in the fall of 1782 and 
all of his children were born there. 

Samuel was in the Revolutionary War. He was a Lieute- 
nant in Col. Michael Jackson's Regt. , serving 9 months as 
an Ensign and 27 months at a Lt. He is listed as an offic- 
er at West Point on Nov. 8, 1779 and also on pay accounts 
in 1780. He responded to the first call for troops, and 
took an oath of fidelity at Valley Forge May 13, 1778, 
which was witnessed by Baron DeKalb. He was a member of 
the Watertown Company of Minutemen and took part in the com 
bat at Lexiongton and also was a member of the Corps of 
Light Infantry organized for LaFayette. He served for four 
years three months 21 days. His pension number is #W23652. 
He applied for a pension in 1818 when he was age 64. 

Children of Samuel and Tabitha (Livermore) Benjamin 1 
1287. Col. Billy Benjamin b. March 13, 1785 at Livermore, 
Maine; d. March 31, 1849; m. September 12, 1816 
at Livermore Phoebe Wellington of Lincoln, Mass., 
the dau. of Lt. Elijah and Phebe Wellington. She 
was b. March 23, 1788 at Lincoln and died December 
4, I869 at Livermore. There was no issue of this 
marriage. He was the second male child born in 
Livermore; a man of military bearing and tastes; a 
Colonel in the State Militia; and served in the 
War of 1812. 

*1288. Samuel Benjamin Jr. b. September 7» 1786 at Livermor 

♦1289. Nathaniel Benjamin b. May 16, 1788 at Livermore. 
1290. Betsey Benjamin b. December 29 1 1790 at Livermore; 

d. December 12, i860 at Bangor, Maine; m. November 
15, 1810 Samuel Monson (Morison/Morrison) b. 1788, 
d. 1867; had 7 children. 

♦1291. Polly Benjamin b. October 2, 1729 at Livermore. 

♦1292. Martha Benjamin, a twin, b. October 2, 1792. 

♦1293. David Benjamin b. June 3» 1794 at Livermore. 

♦1294. Charles Benjamin b. August 2, 1795 at Livermore. 

1295. Elisha Benjamin b. October 10, 1797 at Livermore; 

d, December 1852 at either New Orleans, La. or 
Pearlington, Miss. He married Joan Sawtell at 
Livermore. Dr. Wilson says that there were no 
children of this marriage and Mary Louise Benjamin 
says he was not heard from again after going 
South, except the date of his death. 

1296. Ruth Benjamin b. May 20, 1799 at Livermore, Maine; 

d. February 3, I869 at Livermore; m. March 13# 
1825 Jonathan Lovejoy, the son of Jacob Lovejoy, 
b. March 11, 1797 at Fayette, Maine, d. November 

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19 » 1881 at North Leeds, Maine. He was a farmer 
and head postmaster of E. Livermore. They had 
either 3 or 5 children. 

Resources ip. 942 Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the War of 
the Rev. : p. 75 Livermore Fam. of Am. , Thwing; PAR Lineage 
Books Vol. 66 p. 229, Vol. 37 p. 108; Vol. 147 p. 14, Vol. 
131 p. 140; Ben.jamin Fam. of Lt. Samuel Ben.jamin . Mary L. 
Benjamin, 1900; p. 155 Love .joy Gen . , Lovejoy, 1930» Vol. 
VIII p. 79-81 Colonial Fam. in U.S. . McKenzie; Waltham, 
Mass. Vital Records? Watertown, Mass. Vital Records. 

728. JONATHAN BENJAMIN (Abel^, Jonathan , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born in 

Needham, Mass.; the son of Abel and Elizabeth (Nutting) Ben 
jamin; bapt. March 21, 1755/6 at Watertown, Mass. (vr Vol, 
IV.) 

Mary Louise Benjamin says that he must have died young, 
as he was not heard of after that. 

There is some confusion between this Jonathan and the 
Jonathan #717 » but from the pension records, it would seem 
that the other Jonathan is. the correct carry down. 

729. JOHN BENJAMIN (Abel^, Jonathan , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born in 1758 

at Needham, Mass.; the son of Abel and Elizabeth (Nutting) 
Benjamin; bapt. February 5. 1758 at Watertown, Mass. (vr Vo. 
IV); died December 2, 1814 at Whitefield, Maine. He m/1 
Jemima Mills (Mells) of Needham on February 15, 1781 at 
Needham. She was the dau. of David Mills and was born in 
1774 and died in 1801 (Gem. rec). He m/2 Elizabeth Kenny 
of Livermore, Maine on March 2, 1805 at Livermore. She was 
born in 1774 at Livermore and died in 1840 at Whitefield, 
Maine. They were married by Cyrus Hamlin, afterwards Vice 
President of the U.S. She m/2 John Decker at Whitefield. 

John was born the year his father died. He was a youth 
ful witness at the Boston Tea Party* When he was 15 years 
of age, in 1773 • he petitioned the Court to appoint Richard 
Hunnewell of Boston and Charlestown, ship joiner, as his 
guardian. Richard Hunnewell qualified and was so appointed. 

At age 17 1 he enlisted at Charlestown in the Continent- 
al Army as a private in Capt. Harris's Co.; Col. Gardner's 
Regt. Both Watertown and Needham are listed as his resid- 
ence in his war records. He was also a member of Col. Wil- 
liam Mcintosh's First Suffolk Co. Regt. 

Tkere is a tablet commemorating his military service on 
the wall of the Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge, 
Penn., a gift from a grand daughter, Mrs. Pearson. His 
entire service in the Revolutionary War totaled about seven 
years. 

In later years, John and his wife went to Whitefield, 
Maine, with their son Beniah. 

Children of John and Jemima (Mills) Benjamin i 
♦1297. John Benjamin b. October 9. 1781 at Watertown, Mass. 
*1298. Jesse Benjamin be. 1783 at Watertown. 

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1299. Sally Benjamin b. January 25, 1786 at Roxbury, Mass. 

(vr)j d. Sept. 4, 1787, age 15 mos. at Roxbury (vr 

1300. Sally Benjamin b. February 1788 j bapt. August 31, 

1788| d. Dec. 19, 1789 at Roxbury (vr) age 22 mos. 
♦1301. Beniah Benjamin b. February 7, 1791 at W. Roxbury. 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Kenny) Benjamini 
♦1302. James Jefferson Benjamin b. September 6, 1806 at 

Li vermor e , Maine . 
*1303. Isaac Benjamin b. April 6, 1808 at Livermore. 

1304. Elbridge Benjamin be. 1810 at Livermore, Maine; went 

to California in 1849 1 wrote to brothers he had 
made a fortune and would return home at Easter. 
He was never heard of after that. 

Resources 1 Vol. VII p. 79 Colonial Fam. in U.S. . McKenzie; 
Gen, of Fam. of Lt. Samuel Benjamin , Mary L. Benjamin, 1900 
Roxbury, Mass. Vital Records; Wilson Papers — Arthur E. 
PeaEson of Roxbury, a desc. wrote Dr. Wilson in I899. He 
is the one that wrote the memoirs in Colonial Fam. in U.S. 

730. LOIS (LOUISE/LOUISA) BENJAMIN (Caleb 5 , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 
in 1757 at Hardwick, Mass.; the dau. of Caleb and Martha 
(Bodman) Benjamin. She married June 9» 1785 at Montague, 
Mass. (vr) Elisha Holton of Northfield, Mass. 

Children of Elisha and Lois (Benjamin) Holton i 

1305. Phila Holton b. March 11, 1786; d. October 22, 1840; 

m. Hon. George Field on Dec. 2, 1805. He was b. 
June 16, 1781 at Northfield, Mass. 

1306. Electa Holton. 

1307. Elisha Holton. 

1308. Elihiu Holton. (Note; Either Elisha or Elihiu had 

a dau. Electa Holton b. Nov. 24, 1821, who m. 
Quartus Benjamin. ) 

1309. Elephalet Holton, 

1310. Lois Holton. 

Resource; p. 455 Field Gen. . Pierce, 1901. 

f\ ^i h ? 2—1 

732. JOEL LIVERMORE BENJAMIN (Caleb" 7 " , Abel^, John ) born April 

or August 9, 1760 at Hardwick, Mass.; the son of Caleb and 

Martha (Bodman) Begamin; died December 4/7. 1839, age 79. 

at Montague, Mass. (vr). (Notes DAR records say he died at 

Wendell, Mass.) He married Sarah Anderson of Montague on 

June 10, 1790 at Montague, Mass. (vr). She was born about 

1764 and died March 19. 1813. age 49, at Montague, Mass. 

(vr). He may have ra/2, since in the 1820 census of Wendell 

there is a woman born between 1775-1794 residing in his 

household. 

Joel is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Montague, 
Mass. with; 1-0-1. He is listed in the same place in the 
1800 census and in the 1810 and 1820 census he is residing 
in Wendell, Mass. 

Joel is on the descriptive list of men raised to rein- 

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force the Continental Army for a term of 6 months on June 5. 
1?80. He is 20 years of age, five feet ten inches tall, 
light complexion, and residing in Montague. He marched to 
camp July 1780 under the command of Capt. Daniel Shay. He 
is listed under several other dates and discharged Jan. 9, 
1781 with a service of 6 months 7 days. A Joel Benjamin is 
also entered as enlisting Oct. 15» 1779 and being discharg- 
ed Nov. 21, 1779 with a service of one month 14 days. 

His pension number is #S29002 and he was pensioned Aug. 
16, 1833 at the age of 74 with an annual allowance of 
$28.80. 

Children of Joel L. and Sarah (Anderson) Benjamini 

1311. Marcy (Meora/Meorry) Taylor Benjamin b. September 19 1 

1790 at Montague, Mass.; d. July 18, I88I1 m. Feb. 

5/12, 1822 Oren Payne at Wendell, Mass. He was 

b. June 1, 1787 at Montague and d. Sept. 21, 1873 

at Montague, Mass. 
*1312. Alured Taft Benjamin b. January 2, 1793 at Montague. 
♦1313. Ives Benjamin b. August 17t 1794 at Montague. 
*13l4. Abel Benjamin b. July 23, 1796 at Montague, (vr). 
♦1315. Eber (Eben) Benjamin b. April 11, 1798 at Montague. 

1316. Louise Benjamin b. May 23, 1800 at Montague; d. Oct 

ober 29 » 1803 at Montague (vr), age 2 years 6 mos. 

1317. Martha Bodman Benjamin b. July 28, 1802; d. October 

27, 1803 at Montague (vr), age 15 mos. 

1318. Quartus Wells Benjamin b. November 25. 1804 at Mon- 

tague; d. April 30 , 1809 (vr), age 12 years 5 mos. 

1319. Thomas Patrick Benjamin b. April 9t 1808 at Wendell, 

Mass.; d. May 28, 1867 at Erving, Mass.; m. Betsey 
Brigham. 

Resources; Hist, of Montague. Mass. . Clapp, p. 130; p. 276 
Desc. of Moses Cleveland . Cleveland, 1899 » Vol. 47 p. 334 
PAR Lineage Book ; Montague, Mass. Vital Records; Records 0: 
Allen Benjamin of Wayland, Mass.; Records of Mrs. Eva Prio] 
of Mendham, N.J. 

734. HUBBARD BENJAMIN (Caleb 5 , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born before 1765 
at Hardwick, Mass.; the son of Caleb and Martha (Bodman) 
Benjamin. He married Achsa Gunn of Montague, Mass. on Jan- 
uary 16, 1794 at Montague. She was born about 1772 and 
died May 21, 1858, age 86, at Montague, Mass. (vr) . 

He is listed in the 1810 Wendell, Mass. census with; 
0-0-1-0-2//0-1-0-1-0 and in the 1820 census at Wendell 
with; 0-0-0-l-0-l//o-l-2-l-l. 

Children of Hubbard and Achsa (Gunn) Benjamini 

1320. 1 male b. 1794-1804. 

1321. 2 females b. 1794-1804. 

1322. 1 female b. 1804-10, possibly Fanny Benjamin; m. 

(int.) Nov. 21, 1829 at Montague, Mass. (vr) to 
Elihu P. Gunn of Wendell, Mass. 

Resources; Census Records; p. 363 Vol. 2 N.E. Hist, and Gen . 

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Register. 

735. SAMUEL BENJAMIN 6 (Caleb 5 "\ Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born in Hardwick, 
Mass. j the son of Caleb and Martha (Bodman) Benjamin. No 
information on his death or marriage is known at this time. 

He possibly married Harriet , who died January 1, 1814 

at Williamstown, Mass. (vr). In her death record, she is 
listed as the wife of Samuel Benjamin. 

Children of Samuel and Harriet ( ) Benjamini 

?1323. Samuel Benjamin be. 1800. 

Resources i Williamstown, Mass. Vital Records. 

739. LEVI BENJAMIN 6 (Abel 5 , Caleb 4 , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born October 9, 
1762 at Hardwick, Mass.; the son of Abel and Susanna (Car- 
penter) Benjamin. He married Azuba Newton on October 18, 
1781 at Montague, Mass. She was born 1753 and died March 
28, 1804, age 51, at Wendell, Mass. He may have ra/2 since 
there is a female b. before 1810 in the 1810 census record 
residing in his household. 

Levi is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Montague, 
Mass. with 1 2-2-1 and in the 1800 census at Montague withi 
2-1-0-1-0//0-0-0-0-1 and in the 1810 and 1820 census at 
Wendell, Mass. 

Levi was in the descriptive list of enlisted men dated 
Warwicki in Capt. Seth Murray's Regt. with an age of 19 
years f five feet seven inches talli dark complexion; and 
residing in Montague; with the rank of private; mustered 
July 17, 1780 for 3 months. He is also listed as a private 
in Capt. Elihu Lyman's Co., Col. Elisha Porter's Hampshire 
County Regt. with an enlistment date of July 25, 1779. 

Children of Levi and Azuba (Newton) Benjamini 
71324. 1 male b. 1781-84; perhaps Abel Benjamin; d. 1842. 
♦71325. 1 male b. 1784-90; perhaps Harvey Benjamin b. 1789. 

1326. 1 male b. 1784-90. 
♦71327. 1 male b. 1790-1800; perhaps Levi Benjamin b. March 
10, 1796 at Montague, Mass. 

1328. 1 male b. 1790-1800; perhaps Ira Benjamin, perhaps a 

twin, b. March 10, 1796 at Montague, Mass. 

1329. 1 female b. 1794-1800. 

Children of Levi and unknown wifei 
71330. Azubah N. Benjamin be. 1812; m. Rufus Field, son of 
Rufus and Hannah (Jennings) Field, b. May 20, 
1812 and resided in Erving, Mass. 

Resources 1 p. 941 Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in War of Rev. 
p. 183 Vol. 22 N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register ; p. 457 Field 
Gen. . Pierce, 1901; Montague, Mass. Vital Records. 

742. RHODA BENJAMIN (Abel 5 , Caleb , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born May 17, 
1767 at Hardwick, Mass.; the dau. of Abel and Susannah 
(Carpenter) Benjamin. She married November 7, 1791 at Mon- 

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tague, Mass. (vr) Quartus Wells of Deerfield, Mass. 

Children of Quartus afnd Rhoda (Benjamin) Wells t 

1331. Eliza Wells b. April 5, 1?92 at Deerfield, Mass.j d. 

April 25, 1871 at Greenfield, Mass.; m. July 19, 

1821 Hon. Horatio Gates Newcomb, b. Sept. 27, 

1785 at Bernardston, Mass., d. Sept. 18, 1857i he 
m/2 Maria Pratt. 

Resources! p. 275 Andrew Newcomb and his Desc , Bethuel M. 
Newcomb, 1923. 

743. CALEB BENJAMIN (John 5 , Caleb , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) the son of 

John and Desire (Gilkey) Benjamin. Information regarding 
his birth, death, and marriage are unknown. 

Caleb was a proprietor of Woodbury, Washington County, 
Vermont and was named in the Charter of Grantees August 16, 
1781. 

In the Windsor, Vermont Land Deeds Vol. 2 p. 128 under 
the date of April 25, 1773 Caleb Benjamin of Windsor, yeo- 
man, for 12 pounds from Joseph Powers of Windor, sold some 
land. It was signed in the presence of John and Deziar Ben 
jamin. Nathan Stone and John Benjamin personally appeared 
and attested that they saw Caleb Benjamin sign the above 
document on June 25 , 1776. 

On page 358 and 534 of Extracts from the State of Ver- 
mont Rolls of Soldiers in the Rev. War 1775-1783 compiled 
by John E. Goodrich in 1904 show a Caleb Benjamin as a 
in the company of Capt. John Benjamin, Col. Benjamin Wait's 
Battalion. The lists are approved at the pay office at 
Bennington by a committee of two, one of whom was a Nathan- 
iel Brush, In the first, an unspecified number of days end 
ing June 30, 1781 when his pay was L5.14.8 (probably 75 or 
80 days.) 1 the second is from Aug. 7, 1781 to Nov. 27, 1781, 
a period of 113 days, for which his pay was L8.2.8. There 
is no indication as to his relationship to John Benjamin. 

Possible children of Caleb Benjamini 

1332. Lorana Benjaminj m. October 13, 1811 to William 

Drew at Woodbury, Vt. (vr). 

1333. Emelly (Emily) Bemjaminj m. January 4, 1821 to 

Samson Lawson at Woodbury, Vt. (vr). 

1334. William Abner Benjamin b. November 29, 1790, poss. 

in Mass. 
?1335. Lawrence Benjamin b. 1794/5. In the I850 Woodbury, 
Vt. Census records, he was age 55 and living with 
Levi and Ruth Drew. He is also noted in the same 
census record, same age, as a laborer in the home 
of Simon (age 32) and Diantha Gilman. 

Resources! Records of Robert E. Thompson of Sperryville, 
Va. j Vermont Vital Records. 

745. DANIEL BENJAMIN 6 (John 5 , Caleb 4 , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) » the son of 
John and Desire (Gilkey) Benjaminj died March 27, 1845 and 

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m. (prob. m/2) November 1820 to Lucinda (Butterfield) 
Lawrence. She was born about 1?69 and died in Cadwell 
Manor, Canada. She had m/l Elijah Lawrence of Hinsburg, 
Vt., the son of Isaac Lawrence. Elijah was b. 1763/4 at 
Canaan, Conn, and d. March 15, 1809, age 46. 

Daniel was named in the Charter of Grantees for Wood- 
bury, Vermont on August 16, 1781. 

Information regarding his other marriage or children is 
unknown at this time. 

Resourcesi Elijah Lawrence' s pension record. 

7_4_6^_EZRA BENJAMIN (John 5 , Caleb\ Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ), the son of 
John and Desire (Gilkey) Benjamin, died October 1810 at 
Royalton, Vermont, (vr). He married Lucy Avery. She may 
have m/2 Samuel Mott of Preston, Conn. 

Lucy was admitted to the church November 5, 1813 by 
letter of dismissal and recommendation from the church in 
Royalton, Vt. at Preston, Conn. (First Cong, cr.) 

Ezra was in the 26-44 age group in the 1800 census of 
Royalton, and had 2 daus. under 10 years of age. 

Children of Ezra and Lucy (Avery) Benjamin: 
1336. Lucy Benjamin b. January 5, 1797 at Royalton, Vt. 
(vr). 
♦1337. Keziah F. Benjamin b. November 4, 1798 at Royalton, 
Vt. (vr). 

1338. Isaac Avery Benjamin b. November 21, 1800 at Royal- 
ton, Vt. (vr). 

1339. Iridina Benjamin b. March 6, 1803, d. Sept. 13, 1805 
at Royalton, Vt. (vr). 

1340. Olive Benjamin b. August 8, 1805 at Royalton. (vr). 

Resourcesi Vermont Vital Records, Hartford Times March 7, 
1942, Oct. 19, 1948, Hale's Collection of Conn. Church Rec. 

50. ANNA WASHBURN 6 (Anna 5 , Caleb\ Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born May 21, 
1780 at Hardwick, Mass., the dau. of Eliphalet and Anna 
(Benjamin) Washburn, died October 11, 184-5 at Barre, Ver- 
mont. She married Benjamin Willis Child on November 25, 
1798. He was the son of Ebenezer and Abigail (Willis) 
Child, born October 5, 1775 and died January 13, I838 at 
Barre, Vermont. 

Benjamin was a farmer and Deacon of the First Church at 
Hardwick, Mass. They removed to Barre about I838. 

Children of Benjamin W. and Anna (Washburn) Childi 

1341. Benjamin Willis Child Jr. B. November 6, 1799 at 
Hardwick, Mass., m. Elizabeth Southworth. 

1342. Tryphemia Washburn Child b. 1801, m. Eli Cooley. 

1343. Aurelia Child b. 1803, m. Abijah Burnap. 

1344. Elvira Child b. 1805; d. 1841. 

1345. Franklin L. Child b. 1807? m. Margaret Marsh. 

1346. Tyler Child b. 1809» m. Nancy Williams. 

1347. Martin Luther Child b. 1811, m. Mercy H. Chapin. 

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13^8. Ann W. Child b. 1813; m/1 Lyman Hawks; m/2 Elias 
Ayers. 

1349. Julia Ann Child b. 1815; m. Rev. Gideon Dana. 

1350. Haxson Child b. 1817; m. Phebe Stevens. 

1351. William A. Child b. 1820; m. Olive A. Huckley. 

1352. Elizabeth Child b. 1826; d. 1850. 

Resources 1 p. 201, 225 Hist, of Slayton Fam. . Slayton, I898. 

?809. JAMES BENJAMIN (Benjamin 5 , Samuel 3 ~ 2 , John 1 ) born April 18, 
1752 in Conn, (tho some records say N.Y.); the possible son 
of Benjamin Benjamin; died June 28, 1813 at age 6l years 
2 mos. (gs) at Charlton, Saratoga Co., N.Y. and buried in 
the West Charlton Scotch Cemetery. He married Hannah 
Keeler of Canaan, Conn, on January 24, 1776 at Wilton, Fair 
field Co., Conn, (vr), the dau. of John Keeler. She was 
born December 27, 1753 at Wilton, Conn, and bapt. February 
10, 1760 at Wilton, Conn. 

James is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Charlton, 
Saratoga Co, N.Y. with 1-5-2. 

James (according to a chart by Ira Benjamin) owned pro- 
perty in the townships of Mendon and Bloomfield, N.Y.) 

He was among the list of names attending a town meeting 
in Saratoga Co. in 1791 • and was named Pathmaster. 

He was a Revolutionary War soldier and was named in the 
New York and Conn, records. 

His occupation was carpenter and farmer. 

Isaiah Keeler and wife Melisent were recorded Sept. 4, 
1772 in the Stillwater Cong. Church records. 

James's will was dated May 24, 1813 and probated Dec. 
28, 1813 and named wife Hannah, and son Delsey as executors. 

He is included in this genealogy because of his large 
number of descendants, even thought this placement is doubt 
ful, in the hopes that future genealogists might solve the 
mystery if most of the facts are published. 

Children of James and Hannah (Keeler) Benjamin; 
♦1353. David Benjamin b. September 18, 1776. 
*1354. Delsey (Delsa) Benjamin b. June 4, 1779. 

1355. Mary Benjamin b. July 3, 1783. 
*1356. Daniel Benjamin b. September 9i 1785. 
♦1357. James Benjamin Jr. b. December 28, 1788. 
♦1358. Seth Benjamin b. August 5, 1794. (Seth is said to 
have been named for Seth King.) 

Resources; Methodist Episc. Church, Saratoga Co.. Circuit, 
Class book of Rev. Bull; Rev. Soldiers Graves . Vol. 4 (in 
N.Y. State Library); p. 267 Hist, of Saratoga Co.. N.Y. . 
Sylvester, 1878; p. 63 Book 3 Early Conn. Marriages . Bailey; 
Conn. Men in Rev, p. 677 » Hartford Times Mar. 15, 1958; 
Research of Blanche L. Beardslee of Clarkston, Mich.; Re- 
search of Ira Benjamin of Michigan. 

810. ASHER (ASHUR) BENJAMIN (Samuel 5 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born May 4, 

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1751 at Hartland, Conn. (Granville, Conn, (vr); the son of 
Samuel and Martha (Blake) Benjamin; bapt. February 16, 1751 
or 1752 at Durham, Conn, (vr N2-294); died January 2, 1777, 
age 52-8-0, at Simsbury, Conn. (Hartland cr 2-162). He mar 
ried Elizabeth Black of Blanford, Mass., the dau. of Robert 

and Margaret ( ) Black. She m/2 May 28, 1778 at Hartland, 

Conn, (cr 2-83) Elishana (Elishma/Elishama) Porter of Hart- 
land. He died about 1812. 

Asher Benjamin was a Revolutionary War soldier and died 
in service. His father, Samuel Benjamin, settled his 
estate. He had a dwelling house, sword, household good, 
etc. 

George, Asher, and Lois Benjamin, children of her for- 
mer husband, on July 4, 1784 chose Elishma Porter, their 
mother's second husband, as their guardian. 

Elishma' s will, dated December 23, 1812 (#296 Probate 
Division, Hartford, Conn.) names Asher Benjamin Jr. as his 
executor and beneficiary of his estate. In the will, it 
calls Asher Benjamin son-in-law and his step-dau. Lois King 
his dau. -in-law. The phrase son-in-law and step-son were 
used interchangeably in the early records. 

In the Levy of 1774, Asher Benjamin was assessed 21 
pounds in Hartland in the Levy of 1775 he was assessed 
623.6. 

Children of Asher and Elizabeth (Black) Benjamini 
1359. George Benjamin b. 1770} bapt. July 4, 1784 at Hart- 
land, Conn, (cr 1-444) ; d. October 19, 1853, age 
82. 
♦1360. Asher Benjamin Jr. b. June 15. 1773. 
1361. Lois Benjamin b. June 14, 1777 at Hartland, Conn. j 
bapt. July 4, 1784 at Hartland, Conn, (cr 1-444) j 
d. August 20, 1847; m. February 14, 1799 Seth King 
of Hartland, Conn. 

Resources! Wilson Papers; Probate Records; p. 78 Early Conn 
Marriages . Bailey; Hale's Collection of Conn. Church Record 
Research of Mrs. Raymond Fales of Westford, Mass. 

813. SAMUEL BENJAMIN (Samuel 5 3 ~ 2 , John 1 ) born February 3, 1757 
at Granville, Mass.; the son of Samuel and Martha (Blake) 
Benjamin; died October 7. 1843 at Granby, Conn. His obit 
said age 87 years, while the Hale Collection says 86 yrs. 
He m/1 Rachel Holcomb of Granby. According to her grave- 
stone, she was born in 1758 and died November 10, 1804, age 
45. In the Granby First Cong. Church records 2-105. she 
was born in 1762 and died November 10, 1805, age 43. She 
is buried in the Granby, Conn. Cemetery lot #1-10. He m/2 
Diodama (Diadema on g.s./Diodanna/Diadama) Sawyer on Novem- 
ber 27, 1809 at Granville (vr). She was born 1770 and died 
April 1, I836. 

In the Hampden Co., Mass. land records, he did quite a 
few transactionsi (53il39) in 1811 Nathaniel Bates sold 
land to Samuel of Granville, land in Granville; (53»l40) 

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in 1811 Daniel Sherman sold land to Samuel; (53»l42) in 
1811 Nathaniel Bates again sold land to Samuel; ( 53 il43) in 
1811 Justus Rose sold land to Samuel; and in (47;240) Sam- 
uel and Deidomia Benjamin of Granville sold land to William 
F. Miller of Windsor, Conn. 

He is in the Hartland, Conn, census records of 1800 
with i 1-1-1-0-1//1-1-0-1-0 and in the 1810 census of Hart- 
ford. From 1802 to 1807 they moved to Granarth, Mass. and 
than back to Hartland. 

Samuel enlisted in the Revloutionary War as a private 
in 1776 in Capt. Theo. Woodbridge's Regt. He re-enlisted 
in 1777 for 3 years. He received a pension at Granby, Conn 
#S31546, under the Pension Act of 1832. When he was in 
Capt. Woodbridge's Regt., he was acting as a substitute for 
Titus Hayes. 

Children of Samuel and Rachel (Holcomb) Benjamin; 
*1362. Elizur E. Benjamin b. January 11, 1784 at Hartland. 
♦1363. Dr. Daniel Benjamin b. August 12, 1786 at Hartland. 
*1364. Samuel Benjamin Jr. be. 1787 at Hartland, Conn. 

1365. Nabby (Abigail) Benjamin bp. November 9» 1800 at 

Hartland First Church (cr 2-114). 

1366. Octavia Benjamin bp. November 9. 1800 at Hartland 

First Church (cr 2-114); m. January 31, 1819 David 
Rose at Hartland (First cr 2-103). 

1367. Amos Benjamin d. perhaps February 12, 1873 at Granby 

Conn. (Private rec. Barbour Collection.) 

1368. Roxy Benjamin. 
♦1369. John Benjamin. 

Resources; Vol. 16 p. 192 PAR Lineage Book ; Wilson Papers; 
p. I63 The Holcombs. Nations Builders . Mcpherson, 1947; 
Vol. 6 and 7 Conn. State Records . Hoadly; E. Granby, Conn. 
Vital Records; Hale's Collection of Conn. Church and Cem- 
etery Records; Barbour Collecion of Conn. Vital Records. 

815. JOHN BENJAMIN 6 (Samuel 5 3 ~ 2 , John 1 ) born about 1767 at Hart- 
land, Conn.; the son of Samuel and Martha (Blake) Benjamin; 
died May 11, 1820, age 53. at Granby, Conn, (cr 2-140). He 

married Annan , who was born about 1771/2 and died Novem 

ber 11, 1853t age 81 (gs) (Hartford, Conn. obit.). She is 
buried in the Granby, Conn. Cemetery lot #1-37. 

Annah, widow, was dismissed and recommended on July 
1820 to the church in Granby from the Hartland Church, (cr 
3-20). 

Supposedly, John married, but had no issue. 

Resources; Hale's Collection of Conn. Church and Cemetery 
Records. 

817. PATTI (MARTHA) BENJAMIN 6 (Samuel 5 3 ~ 2 , John 1 ) born in Hart- 
land, Conn.; the dau. of Samuel and Martha (Blake) Benjamin. 
She married on June/ July 12/21, 1785 Judah or Judson Hol- 
comb of Simsbury, at the Hartland First Church (cr). She 

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ra/2 on May 179? at N. Granby, Conn. Ozias and Levi Holcomb. 

Children of ? and Patti (Benjamin) Holcombi 

1370. Ardon Benjamin Holcomb b. 180*+. 

1371. Anson L. Holcomb b. I806j m. March 31, 1831 Abigail 

Benjamin at Granby, Conn. Abigail was the dau. of 
Elizur Benjamin. (See #1362.) 

Resources 1 Wilson Papers; p. 80 Book 5 Early Conn. Marriage 
by Bailey; p. 106 The Holcombs. Nation Builde rs. McPherson. 
19^7. 

820. WILLIAM BENJAMIN 6 ( Joseph 5 ' 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born June 18, 1748 at 
Mendon, Mass. (vr)i the son of Joseph and Anne (Penniman) 
Benjamin; died January 28, 1789 at Saratoga Co., N.Y. He 
married October 3, 1774 at Great Berrington, Mass. Abigail 
Fitch. She died May 9. 1786. He m/2 Ruth — -, who ra/2 
John Fellows. 

William witnessed his Uncle Nathan Benjamin's will in 
1785 at South Egremont, Mass. He sold his inheritance to 
Uncle Nathan in 1775 at S. Egremont. (Land Records 11 i 496). 
It was interest in their father's estate in Mt. Washington 
and Pomfret, Conn. 

William was in the Revolutionary War. He was a private 
under Capt. Job Woodbridge, Col. Brown's Berkshire Co. 
Regt. and enlisted July 8, 1777. He was with the group 
that marched from Stockbridge for the evacuation of Ft. 
Ticonderoga. He eiilisted again April 29, 1781 for a term 
of three years. In 1777 he fought under General Philip 
Schuyler and was in the battle that led to the defeat of 
Burgoyne. Afterward, he owned the house on the battlefield, 
which was later occupied by his grandson's widow, Jane 
Marshall. 

Letters of administration were granted to John and Ruth 
Fellows (widow of William) of Stillwater, N.Y. on May 3, 
1791. (Saratoga Co., N.Y. Probate Vol. W7 p. 2). 

Children of William and Abigail (Fitch) Benjamin 1 
♦1372. Joseph Benjamin b. December 23. 1775 at Egremont, 
Mass. 

1373. William Benjamin b. December 22, 1776 at Egremont, 
Mass.; d. November 16, 1859» age 85» and buried in 
the Old Broad Street Cemetery at the Old Reformed 
Church in Schuylerville Twp., Saratoga Co., N.Y. 
In the 1850 census he was residing with his sister 
Phebe Marshall in Saratoga Co., N.Y. Information 
regarding his marriage (if any) or children is 
unknown. 

1374. Elias Benjamin b. January 9, 1779 at Egremont, Mass. 
*1375. Phoebe Ann Benjamin b. January 18, 1780 at Egremont. 
*1376. Jared Benjamin b. February 16, 1782 at Egremont. 

7*1377. Anna Benjamin be. 1784-6. 

Resources 1 Records of Miss Helen Gurtner of Kingman, Kansas 
Records of Mrs. Homer Hill of Rockford, 111.; Mass. Soldier 

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and Sailors in the War of the Rev. ; Vol. 2 p. 746 Tippa- 
canoe Co, ,Bio&raphica Hist. . 1899. 

821. SAMUEL CLARK BENJAMIN (Joseph* - " 3 " 2 , John ) born December 8, 
1749 at Windham, Conn.; the son of Joseph and Hannah (Dib- 
ble) Benjamin j bapt. Sept. 10, 1758 at Hampton, Conn. First 
Church (cr 1-75); died November 22/24, 1824, age 74-11-16 
at Bridport, Vermont, (vr). He m/l Phoebe Minor (Miner) of 
New London, Conn., the dau. of Clement and Abigail (Hemp- 
stead) Minor. She was born April 17/27, 1749 at Stonington 
Conn, and died October 10, 1795 at Bridport, Vermont, (vr). 
He m/2 Elizabeth Johnson of Conn. , who was born between 
17 55-74 . He m/3 Mrs. Polly Vaughn, a widow, on October 3» 
1809 at Bridport, Vt. (vr). Polly married again in August 
4, 1829 at Bridport, Vt. (vr) William Wines, and in I836 
they moved to Michigan. (Washtenaw Co.) She died in 1845. 

Phoebe Minor's sister, Abigail Minor b. April 3, 1?40, 
married Col. William Bott. 

Samuel, at the age of 19, went to New Jersey (about 
1769) with the Benjamin Minor family, and resided in the 
Boonton, New Jersey area. He, with fellow bondsman Wil- 
liam Bott, administed the estate of Samuel Price of Hanover 
Morris Co., N.J. on Feb. 22, 1783. (N.J. Wills 61317). In 
1787 he brought his family to Bridport, Vermont. The Min- 
ors migrated to Vermont, also. He was a blacksmith. 

In 1773 (Egremont, Mass. Deeds Ili75) he sold his in- 
heritance to his Uncle Nathan Benjamin. 

He was listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Bridport, 
Vermont with himself, 5 males, and 3 females. 

There are records in New Jersey of a Samuel Benjamin 
who participated in the Revolutionary War as a teamster 
from Morris Co., N.J. area, who probably is this same 
Samuel. 

In the Bible of Sarah C. Benjamin, grad dau. of Samuel, 
is a scrap of paper on which it says "Grandfather Benjamin 
was born in New Jersey in 1750. He came to Vermont from 
New Jersey in 1789." 

Samuel bought land in Bridport from Col. Ephraim Dolit- 
tle on November 11, 1786. (Book of Deeds 2i71). 

Children of Samuel Clark and Phoebe (Minor) Benjamin 1 
♦1378. Samuel Clark Benjamin Jr. be. 1774 in New Jersey. 
♦1379. Clement Benjamin b. 1777 in New Jersey. 
*1380. Minor (Miner) Benjamin b. 1774-84 in New Jersey. 
♦1381. Joseph Benjamin b. 1774-84 in New Jersey. 
1382. Laura Jane Benjamin. She quit claimed her share of 
inheritance Oct. 9, 1835. It is thought she went 
to Michigan or Ohio in I836. 
♦1383. Polly Benjamin b. October 16, 1783 at Morris Co., NJ 
♦1384. Nathaniel Benjamin b. May 7, 1788 at Bridport, Vt. 
(vr). 
1385. Mary R. Benjamin b. 1774-84 in New Jersey; m. Jan- 
uary 18, 1832 Abel P. Bailey at Bridport, Vt. (vr) 

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(Notei Birth date comes from census records. She 
may have been born later. ) 
1386. Phoebe Benjamin b. October 10, 1795 at Bridport, Vt. 
(vr 2-265). (Note 1 Her birth date and mother's 
death date are the samel h m. December 9, 1802 
William Clark at Bridport, Vt. (vr). 

Children of Samuel Clark and Elizabeth (Johnson) Benjamim 
♦1387. Allen Sergant Benjamin b. February 23, 179? at Brid- 
port, Vt. (vr). 
♦1388. William Bott Benjamin b. September 29, 1798 at Brid- 
port, Vt. (vr). 

1389. Samantha Benjamin born and died September 29, 1802 

at Bridport, Vt. (vr 2-266). 

1390. Frances (Fanny) Benjamin bp. August 5, 1804. She 

quit claimed her share of the inheritance to 
William Bott Benjamin on October 9, I835 (Book 9t 

5^0). She may have married Allen and moved to 

Wisconsin. An Allen Bailey of Sextonville, Rich- 
land Center, Wis. wrote to Wallace Payne's Grand- 
mother and said he had called on Frances Allen, 
"the last of the old Benjamin stock." 

Resources 1 Benjamin Family of Norwich and Preston. Conn. . 
Mrs. E. E. Rogers, 19l8j Records of Wallace Payne of Brid- 
port, Vt. j Records of Mrs. John Daniels of Marine City, 
Michigan; p. 514 Gen, of William Cheesbrough . Widdey, 1903j 
Bridport, Vt. Vital Records* Mrs. Roy Green of Texas. 

822. PELEG BENJAMIN (Joseph 5 3 ~ 2 , John 1 ) born March 5, 1752 at 
Hampton, Conn. 1 the son of Joseph and Hannah (Dibble) Ben- 
jamin; bapt. September 3/10, 1758 at the First Church of 
Hampton, Conn, (cr 1-75) J died 1818 at Delhi, Delaware Co., 
New York. He married Elephalet (Eliphal/Alathetta/Elipha- 

let) , who was born before 1755. There is no other data 

for her. 

Peleg was listed in the 1790 census of Mt. Washington, 
Mass. withi 1-5-6 and in the 1800 census of Northeast, 
Dutchess Co., N.Y. withi 3 m. 0/10; 2 male 10/16; 3 m. 16/ 
26 j 1 m. 45+// 2 females 0/10; 1 f. 10/16; 2 f. 16/26; and 
1 f. 45+. 

Peleg was a private in Capt. James Campbell's Co., Col. 
John Ashley Jr's Berkshire Co. Regt. He enlisted Oct. 14, 
1781 with a service of 10 days on a march to Saratoga by 
order of General Stark. 

His will is dated April 10, 1818 and probated June 6, 
1818 (Delaware Co., N.Y. Abstract of Wills Vol. 9 p.l6) with 
Jabez Boswick and Archibald Church named as executors. He 
mentiones his wife (no name); daus. Cynthia Bassett, Sally 
Caswell, Polly and Esther Maxwell; and sonsi John, Silas, 
Seymour, and Harry. 

Children of Peleg and Elephalet ( ) Benjamim 

3 males b. 177^-84 and alive in 1800. 

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1391. James Benjamin d. June 14, 1796 at Mt. Washington, 
Msiss ( vr ) 
♦1392. Merchant Benjamin be. 1774-84. 
2 females b. 1774-84. 

1393. Cynthia Benjamin d. September 23, 1794 at Mt. Wash- 

ington, Mass. (vr). 

1394. Hannah Benjamin b. 1776 at Mt. Washington, Mass.; 

d. February 1, 1856; m/1 David Moore (More)j m/2 
Josiah Knapp. 

2 males b. 1784-90. 

1 female b. 1784-90. 

3 males b. 1790-1800. 

2 females b. 1790-1800. 

1395. Cynthia M. Benjamin b. 1793 at Mt. Washington, Mass; 

d. 1858» m. John Bassett b. 1793. d. 1874, resided 
Chilmarki Martha's Vinyard; Andes, Delaware Co., 
N.Y.i and Batavia, Michigan. He was the son of 
Ebenezer and Abigail (Adams) Bassett. This family 
is included in the Mayflower Index #2868. 

1396. John Benjamin. A John Benjamin of Hillsdale, Colum- 

bia Co., N.Y. m. November 15. 1804 Jerusha Spencer 
of Hartland, Conn. (Second Church of Hartland cr 

1-217). 

1397. Silas Benjamin; letters of administration were grant 

ed to Ebenezer Steele on Chattels, goods, and cred 
its on October 1829 for Silas Benjamin, late of 
Delhi, N.Y, Among his things was a note due May 
2, 1825 for $8.10 by Polly Benjamin. 
♦1398. Seymour Benjamin be. 1804. 

1399. Harry Benjamin. 

1400. Sally Benjamin; m. Caswell. 

1401. Polly Benjamin? m. Maxwell. 

1402. Esther Benjamin; m. Maxwell. 

1403. daughter m. John or Jacob House of Hillsdale, N.Y. 

Resources; Vol. 69 p. 73 N.Y. Gen. & Biog. Collection ; Hart 
ford Times June 24, 1944; Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the 
War of the Rev. ; Research of Mrs. Bethany Ginther of Nor- 
wich, N.Y.; Wilson Papers. 

823. JUDAH BENJAMIN 6 ( Joseph 5 " 2 *" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born July 8, 1755 at 

Windham, Conn, (vr 2-9); the son of Joseph and Hannah (Dib- 
ble) Benjamin; bapt. September 3/10, 1758 at the First 
Church of Hampton, Conn, (cr 1-75); and died August 16, 
1834 at Pike Township, Bnadford County, Penn. He may have 
m/l Widow Rhoda Trench (?French) on June 2, 1779 at Durham, 
Conn, (vr EG-334). (Note; William Trench ra. 1773 Rhoda 
Hickok. ) At the time of the above marriage, Judah was re- 
siding in Milford, Conn. In 1782 he married Susan Jemima 

Dunham (Dunning). He m/3 Joanna , b. 1760 and d. Oct. 

5, 1846. 

Judah removed to Mt. Washington, Mass. about 1760 with 
his brothers and sister, Mary. In 1775 he was still a 

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resident there. In 1819 he lived in Hamilton, Madison 
Co., New York when he received his pension. He relates in 
his pension petition that his discharge papers were burned 
in a house in 1804 in Genesco, Ontario Co., N.Y. His pen- 
sion was transferred March 1826 to Bradford Co., Perm. 
because his children resided in that area, and he thought 
he would better his condition if he moved near them. 

He was a tanner, shoemaker, and farmer. 

Judah was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and his 
pension number is #S3998l. He was a private in the Conn. 
Militia in 17?8 in the 5th Troop of Col. Elisha Sheldon's 
Light Dragoons, and was from the town of Milford, Conn. 
His first enlistment was Jan. 1, 1776 at Claremont, N.H. 
for one year under Capt. Maney, Col. Reed's Regt. of N.H. 
Line. He took part in the siege of Boston, the Battle of 
White Plains, and the battle of Stillwater when General 
Burgoyne was captured. He was also a private in Capt. 
Caleb Mix»s Co., Col. Mosley's Regt. He was five feet 
seven inches tall, with a dark complexion and hair and gray 
eyes. He applied for a pension from Hamilton, N.Y. at the 
age of 65 and received $8.00 a month. 

Judah is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Luzerne 
County, Penn. withi 1-0-2. 

The History of Bradford Co. , Penn . says that he came 
with the first settlers to Wyalusing. His wife Susannah 
was still alive in 1829 , for she deeded some land to Gould 
H. Lewis. It is conjectured that his last days were spent 
either in Herrick or Orwell. 

Children of Judah Benjamini 
*1404. Orange Benjamin b. January 26, 1784 at Mt. Washing- 
ton, Mass. 
♦1405. Polly Benjamin; be, 1784 in Conn. 

1406. Lavinia Benjamin; m. Wooden. (Notei There was a 

Lavinia Benjamin who d. 1853, age 67 (be. 1786) 
who m. 1810 Thomas Baxter b. Kinderhook, N.Y. in 
1776, d. 1864 in Milo, Yates Co., Ohio.) 
♦1407. Michael Benjamin b. 1792. 
♦1408. Isaac Benjamin b. 1780-90. 
*1409. Edwin Benjamin b. 1775-94. 

Resources; Gen, and Fam. Hist, of Conn . , Cutler, Vol. 2 p. 
1090-1; p. 441 Abridged Compendius Am. Gen. ; Gen. of Benjam- 
in Family . Baker, 1898; p. 239 Hist, of Claremont. N.H. > 
Am. Gen. ; Gen, and Hist. . pub. in Washington, D.C. March 7, 
1940; Vol. 1 p. 402 & 270 Hist, of Bradford Co.. Penn. ; p. 
78 N.Y. Gen. Soc. 

825. ELIAS BENJAMIN 5 (Elijah 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 ' 2 , John 1 ) born May 4, 1750 
at Norwich, Conn, (vr 2-l4l ) ; the son of Elijah and Hannah 
(Taft) Benjamin; died at Truxton, Cortland Co., New York at 

an unknown time. He married Content , who died at Linck 

lean, Cortland Co., N.Y. 

He was on the tax list of'Phillipse Pantent" in Dutch- 

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ess Co., N.Y. in 177? and in the 1790 Federal Census at 
Fredrickstown, Dutchess Co., N.Y. withi 1-0-1. 

Elias and his brother, Elijah and Eli Colgrave, started 
the settlement of DeRuyter, N.Y. in 1793. Elias located on 
150 acres of land on the northwest corner of the town. He 
was a shoemaker and carried on his trade at his farm. 
Later, he removed to Lincklean, and then on to Truxton. 
Benjamin Merchant bought the property in DeRuyter in 1808, 
and then sold the land to Joseph Rich. 

He was a member of the 7th Regt. of the Dutchess County 
Militia. He volunteered for service in the War of 1812, 
and on June 1813 became a Captain. 

Children of Elias and Content ( ) Benjamin 1 

1410. Elias Benjamin Jr., a twin, died young. 

1411. Elijah Benjamin, a twin, died young. 

Resources! Hist. of Madison. Co.. N.Y. , 1872; Wilson Papers? 
Research of Mrs. John W. Keller of Litiz, Penn. 

826. CHESTER BENJAMIN (Elijah 5 , Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born February 
9, 1752 at Norwich, Conn, (vr 2-141); the son of Elijah 
and Hannah (Taft) Benjamin; died in 1830 at DeRuyter, Mad- 
ison Co., N.Y. He is buried in the Merchant's Cemetary at 
DeRuyter. He married Antjie Harp, the dau. of Petrus and 
Antjie (DePue) Harp. She was born August 17, 1756 at Ac- 
cord, Ulster Co., N.Y. and was bapt. at the Dutch Reford 
Church there. She was a descendant of Capt. Jochem Schoon- 
maker and Moses DePue Sr., who were two of the three trust- 
ees to whom was granted the township of Rochester, Ulster 
Co., N.Y. in 1702 by Queen Anne of England, 

Chester served in the Revolutionary War with his broth- 
er Darius and his brother-in-law, Henry Harp. He took part 
in the battles of Saratoga, White Plains, and the defense 
of Fort Clinton and Montgomery at West Point. He was in 
2nd Regt. of the Dutchess Co. Militia and also the 3rd Regt. 
of the Ulster Co. Militia under Col. Levi Pawlings. The 
latter was organized in the town of Rochester, Oct. 25t 

1775. 

The Articles of Association were signed by all the in- " 
habitants of the Township of Rochester within 10 days after 
the battle of Lexington. In these articles, the signers 
bound themselves "under all the ties of religion; honor; 
and love of country to adopt and endeavor to carry into ex- 
ecution what ever measures may be recommended by the Contin 
ental Congress or resolved upon by the Provincial Congress 
for the purpose of preserving our constitution and opposing 
execution of the several arbitrary and oppresive acts of 
the British Parliment." Chester signed this document. 

On October 1, 1793 Chester bought 153 acres in Road 
Township, DeRuyter, New York from John Lincklean (Book C 
p. l66)and on June 20, 1796 Elias Benjamin deeded Chester 
50 acres adjoining the original acres. 

In Madison County Court House (Li453) Chester's child- 

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ren gave a quit claim to land inherited from their father 
on February 22, 1831. 

Chester was located in the 1?90 Federal Census at 
Rochester, Ulster Co., N.Y. withi 1-3-3. In the same cen- 
sus there was a Chester Benjamin in Wallkill, Ulster Co., 
N.Y. with the same data. It would seem he was counted 
twice J 

Children of Chester and Antjie (Harp) Benjamini 

♦1412. Abigail E. Benjamin b. November 15, 177? at Dutchess 
Co., N.Y. 

♦1413. Sarah (Sally) Benjamin bp. December 5, 1779 at Ac- 
cord, Dutchess Co., N.Y. 
1414. Maria (Mary) Benjamin bp. October 8, 1780 at the 

Dutch Reform Church in Accord, Dutchess Co., N.Y. 

(#510 cr); m. Green and resided in Salina, 

Onondaga Co., N.Y. 

*1415. Elijah C. Benjamin b. 1784 (gs), tho there is a bp. 
rec. for Sept. 28, 1777 at the Dutch Reform Church 
at Warwarsing, Ulster Co., N.Y. (cr #276). 

*l4l6. Elias Benjamin Jr. b. February 1, 1782 at Accord. 

*l4l?. Joseph Benjamin b. 1788 in Accord, Dutchess Co., NY 

1418. Anne Benjamin bp. May 13 1 1790 at the Dutch Reform 

Church of Accord, Dutchess Co., N.Y.; (cr #675); 
m. Camp; resided in DeRuyter, N.Y. 

1419. Hannah Benjamin bp. April 5, 1792 at the Dutch Re- 

form Church at Accord, Dutchess Co., N.Y. (cr #744 
m. Hartj resided at DeRuyter, N.Y. 

1420. Margaret. Schoonmaker Benjamin bp. May 7, 1794 1 prob. 

died before 1831, as she is not mentioned in the 

quit claim. 
♦1421. Chester Harp Benjamin b. May 7, 1796 at DeRuyter. 
♦1422. Harvey Benjamin be. 1797 at DeRuyter, N.Y. 

Resourcesi p. 135 & 195 N.Y. in the Rev, as a Colony and 
State . Roberts, 1898; p. 595 Hist, of Madison and Chenango 
Counties ; Paddock Fam. . Hubbell; Records of Mrs. John W. 
Keller of Litiz, Perm.; Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of 
Norwich, N.Y. 

828. ELIJAH BEMJAMIN (Elijah^, Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born December 

27, 1755 at Preston, Conn, (vr 2-71); the son of Elijah and 
Hannah (Taft) Benjamin; died June 17, 1819, age 104, at 
Truxton, Cortland Co., New York. He married Elizabeth Pad- 
dock, the dau.of David and Miriam (Belden) Paddock. She 
was born November 1, 1762 at Southeast, Dutchess Co., N.Y. 
and died April 26, 1822 at Truxton. Elizabeth is supposed 
to be a descendant of Elder Brewster, the Mayflower passen- 
ger, on the Paddock line. 

Elijah, with his brother Elias and Eli Colgrave, start- 
ed the settlement of DeRuyter, New York in 1793, when he 
came from Southeast, Dutchess Co., N.Y. He was listed in 
the 1790 Federal Census at Southeast withi 1-3-2. He 
located on 150 acres of land in the northwest corner of the 

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township, and opened clearings where the village now stands. 
The first burial ground for the early settlement in Madison 
County was located on Elijah's farm. Elijah, his wife Eliz 
abeth, and sons Elijah E. and David, traveled from Dutchess 
Co. to DeRuyter by horse team. In 1808 he sold his improve 
ments, removed to Cuyler, and then on to Truxton, N.Y. 

Elijah served in the Revolutionary War in the 7th Regt. 
of the Dutchess Co. Militia under Col. Henry Ludenton. 

Children of Elijah and Elizabeth (Paddock) Benjamini 
♦1423. Elias Paddock Benjamin b. May/ June 6, 1783 at Dutch- 
ess Co. ,N.Y. 
♦1424. David Benjamin b. May 18, 1785 at Dutchess Co., N.Y. 
*1425. Elijah E. Benjamin b. October 26,1788 at Dutchess Co 

1426. daughter, who d. young, probably before 1790. 
*l427. Charles Benjamin b. October 7, 1789 at DeRuyter, N.Y 
♦1428. Frederick B. Benjamin b. 1794 in DeRuyter, N.Y. 
♦1429. Loretta Benjamin b. February 5, 1804 at DeRuyter. 

1430. Aaron Benjamin. 

Resources! Paddock Fam. . Hubbell and Conboy; p. 150 N.Y. in 
Rev, and Colony and State . Roberts, I898} Records of Mrs. 
John W. Keller of Litiz, Penn. j Records of Gertrude M. 
Loeve of Detroit, Mich. 

829. DARIUS BENJAMIN (Elijah^, Joseph 3 ~ 2 , John ) born January 
15/17, 1758 at Preston, Conn, (vr); the son of Elijah and 
Hannah (Taft) Benjamin; died Februaryl2, 1850, age 92, at 
Lincklean or Cuyler, Cortland Co., N.Y. He is buried in 
the Cuyler Hill Cemetery in the town of Cuyler, N.Y. He 
married Charity Rice, who was born in 1763 in New York and 
died November 17. 1853 » age 72-3-19 (gs) and is buried with 
her husband. Marriage date unknown. 

Darius is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at South- 
east, Dutchess Co., N.Y. withi 1-2-3. Charity was admitted 
June 6, 1789/90 to Kent's Parish Church at Phillippi (now 
Southeast) in Putnam Co., N.Y. 

Darius was a pioneer in Madison County, N.Y. and had an 
original deed to Lot #37, dated June 30, 1794, for which he 
paid £49.12.5. He cleared the land and set out a small 
orchard near the cemetery. He was a juror in DeRuyter in 
1808. 

He was a private in the Revolutionary War, and for some 
time served as a guard in the service of General George 
Washington. He was allowed a pension in I838 (#S23122), 
when he resided in Truxton (now Cuyler), N.Y. for service 
as a private in Capt. Benjamin Cartwight's Co., Col. Levi 
Pauling's Regt. in the 3rd Regt. of Ulster County Militia. 
He also served in Col. Henry Ludenton' s 7th Regt. of Dut- 
chess County Militia. 

Children of Darius and Charity (Rice) Benjamini 

1431. Ann Benjamin b. 1783 in Dutchess Co., N.Y.j prob. 

died young. 

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*l432. Samuel Benjamin b. 1784/5 at Dutchess Co., N.Y. 
♦1433. James Darius Benjamin b. July 2/29, 1776 at Putnam 
County, N.Y. 

1434. Annie Benjamin b. 1788 in Dutchess Co., N.Y. ; m. 

Edward Wilcox b. 1779. She d. I869. 

1435. Deborah Benjamin b. 1790 in Dutchess Co., N.Y. 
♦1436. Harry Benjamin b. 1796 at DeRuyter, N.Y. 

1437. Sarah Benjamin b. 1800 at DeRuyter, N.Y. 

1438. Content Benjamin be. 1800 at DeRuyter; m. Graves. 

♦1439. Charity Benjamin b. 1803 at DeRuyter, N.Y. 

♦1440. Darius Benjamin Jr. b. 1805 at DeRuyter, N.Y. 
♦1441. Melissa Benjamin b. April 26, 1807 at DeRuyter, N.Y. 

Resourcesi p. 150 & 195 N.Y. in the Rev, as a Colony and 
State . Roberts; Vol. 92 p. 44, Vol. 118 p. 265, Vol. 121 
p. 208 PAR Lineage Books 1 Boston Transcript July 30, 1919t 
Resesearch of Mrs. John Keller of Litiz, Penn. and Mrs. 
Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

830. CYRUS BENJAMIN (Elijah 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born July 7/9, 
1762 at Preston, Conn. (vr)j the son of Elijah and Hannah 
(Taft) Benjamin; died July 19, 1817, age 55, at Fishkill, 
Dutchess Co., New York. He married Rhoda Dibble, who was 
born October 7, 1771 and died December 8, 1817 at Fishkill. 

He is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Fishkill, 
Dutchess Co., N.Y. with 2-0-2. He is also listed in the 
1800 and 1810 census records of Fishkill. 

Cyrus served in the Revolutionary War as an enlisted 
man in Col. Frederick Weissenfel's Levies, in Col. Lewis 
DuBois's Leavies, and in the Dutchess County Associated 
Exempts under Col. Zephaniah Piatt. He was also in Col. 
William Humfrey's 5th Regt. of Dutchess Co. Militia. 

He was a member of the New York Legislature in 1812-13, 
and he was a merchant. 

His will was dated April 15, 1818 in the Dutchess Co. 
Surrogate Court Records. His children were all minors at 
that date, and Rhoda renounced administration of the estate, 
which was then granted to Cyrus Gage, Cornelius P. Luyster, 
David C. Benjamin, and Edward Smith Jr. 

(Note; Dr. Wilson recorded 13 children for Cyrus. How- 
ever, a child Elijah was listed among the heirs, between 
the names of Nathaniel and Daniel.) 

Children of Cyrus and Rhoda (Dibble) Benjamin; 

1442. Mary Crosby Benjamin b. October 11, 1790 at Preston, 

Conn, (vr); m. October 4, 1814 Samuel Thomas of 
Cazenovia, N.Y. 

1443. Hannah Benjamin b. January 2, 1792, probably at Fish 

kill, N.Y., but has Preston, Conn. vr. 
♦1444. David C. Benjamin b. November 7, 1793, again prob. 
at Fishkill, N.Y., but has Preston, Conn. vr. 
1445. Anna (Rhoda Ann) Benjamin b. January 22, 1796 at 

Fishkill, N.Y.; m/l Samuel Denton; m/2 1818 Sutton 
Seaman b. 1792, d. 1864. She had a dau. Anna 

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Denton who m. Sutton. 

1446. Annis (Annas) Benjamin b. January 10, 1?98 at Fish- 
kill, N.Y.j m. Marvin Sutton, a seaman. 
♦1447. Peter Benjamin b. February 14, 1800 at Fishkill, N.Y 

1448. Cyrus Benjamin Jr. b. July 11, 1801 at Fishkill, NY. 

1449. Nathaniel Benjamin b. June 23, 1803 at Fishkill, NY 
*1450. Charles I. Benjamin b. February 17, 1805 at Fishkill. 
*1451. Eliza (Wealthy) Benjamin b. May 28, 180? at Fishkill 
*1452. Joel S. Benjamin b. April 17, 1809 at Fishkill. 

1453. Daniel W. Benjamin b. February 7, 1811 at Fishkill, 

N.Y.j resided in Ridgefield, Conn, in 1900. 

1454. Catherine E. Benjamin b. January 18, 1814 at Fish- 

kill, N.Y.j ra. Horrace Sherman and left a son and 
dau. who m. George E. Weed of Berlin, Conn. 

1455. Elijah Benjamin. 

Resources i Marriages and Deaths of Dutchess Co., N.Y. . Rey- 
nolds, 1930j PAR Lineage Books Vol. 64 p. 133. Vol. 110 p. 71, 
141, 153, & 210j New York in the Rev, as Colony and State . 
Robertsj Boston Transcript May 19. 1920, Sept. 7, 1927j 
p. 16 Vol, IV Dutchess Co. Historical Soc. Records j Re- 
search of Mrs. John W. Keller of Litiz, Penn. j Wilson Paper 

831. HANNAH BENJAMIN (Elijah 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born in 1764 j 
the probable dau. of Elijah and Hannah (Taft) Benjamin j died 
May 13, 1840/1. She married Alden Gage on June 10, 1781 at 
Fishkill, New York. He was the son of Anthony and Ann 
(Sears) Gage and was born Januaryl4, 1759 and died April 
25. 1835. 

She is placed here as the dau. of Elijah, even though 
there are no records of her birth. However, family tradi- 
tion names her a Benjamin. She married at Fishkill and 
Mary , a proven dau. of Elijah, married Justus Gage. 

Alden Gage lived at Fairhaven, Herkimer Co., New York 
from 1793/4 until his death. He lived at Southeast Pre- 
cienct, Dutchess Co., N.Y. until 1789. then moved to Fred- 
erickstown, and then to Pittstown. He resided at Fair- 
field when he applied for a pension. He had 8 different 
enlistments in the Revolutionary War (Dutchess County Mili- 
tia and Continental Line) for a total of 26 months as a 
private and sergeant. 

Children of Alden and Hannah (Benjamin) Gagei 

*1456. Anthony Evans Gage b. September 12, 1781. 

1457. Sylvanus Gage. 

1458. Elijah B. Gage. 

1459. Lucy Gage j m. Carpenter. 

1460. Hannah Gagej m. Faville. 

1461. Mary Ann Gagej m. Harriman. 

♦1462. Alden Gage Jr. b. June 14, 1790 at Pittstown, N.Y. 

Resources! Thomas Gage Records courtesy of Robert Thompson 
of Sperryville, Va. 

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832. MARY (POLLY) BENJAMIN 6 (Elijah 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born July 
7, 1768 at Preston, Conn, (vr); the dau.of Elijah and Han- 
nah (Taft) Benjamin; died February 5, 1849 at DeRuyter, New 
York. She married Justus Gage of Fishkill, Dutchess Co. NY 
the son of Ebenezer and Grissel (Elwell) Gage. He was born 
June 15. 1763 and died December 8, I830/36. They are both 
buried in the Cemetery #3 at DeRuyter, New York. 

There is a memorial that recites the adventures of her 
self and some members of the family at, and following, the 
unspeakable horror of those days of massacre of Conn, set- 
tlers at Wyoming, then the town of Westmoreland, in the Co. 
of Litchfield, Conn. — now Penn. In this massacre, which 
was perpetrated by British, Indians, and Tories on July 3, 
1778, she tells of two step-brothers named Pierce that fell 
in the battle and were scalped. That she, then 12 years of 
age, fled with her step-father, then an elderly man to a 
settlement on the Delaware River. The lost step brothers 
were Private John and Lt. Timothy Pierce. 

Justus moved to DeRuyter soon after the death of his 
father. His son Cyrus did not go with him and did not 
leave until 1819. Justus served in the Dutchess County 
Militia, Pawling Precinct, 3rd Regt. under Col. John Fields. 
He served on one alarm for about 6 days. 

They are listed in the 1790 Federal Census in Fishkill, 
Dutchess Co., New York with 1-2-2. 

Children of Justus and Mary (Benjamin) Gagei 

*1463. Cyrus Benjamin Gage b. November 16, 1784 at Fishkill 

♦1464. Artimesia Gage b. January 10, 1787 at Fishkill. 

*1465. Arza Gage b. June 5, 1790 at Fishkill, N.Y. 
1466. Rhoda Gage be. 1790 at Fishkill; m. Daniel Glover. 

♦1467. Elias B. Gage b. April 20, 1800. 
1468. Sarah (Sally) Gage b. November 1, 1801; d. January 
9, I867/8 at Chicago, Illinois; m. November 1, 
I856 to Jonathan Brainard, who d. January 27, I856 
at DeRuyter, N.Y.j was a hat manufacturer and farm 
er. Had dau. Rhoda Sophia Brainard b. January 5, 
1834 who m. Ira Benjamin, son of Elijah and 
Catherine (Vincent) Benjamin. (See #1425.) 

*l469. Ebenezer Gate g. February 4, 1803 at DeRuyter, N.Y. 

♦1470. Justus Gage b. March 13, 1805 at DeRuyter, N.Y. 

♦1471. Eli A. Gage b. January 11, 1807 at DeRuyter. 

Resourcesi p. 78 Gen, of Brainard-Brainerd. Brainard . 1809; 
Boston Transcript Oct. 20, 1920; PAR Patriot Index p. 257; 
Records of Robert Thompson of Sperryville, Virginia. 

832. ELISHA BENJAMIN (James 5 , Joseph " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born January 4, 
1751 at Preston, Conn, (vr 2-46); the son of James and Pris 
cilia (Burton) Benjamin; bapt. July 17, 1773 at Worthington, 
Mass. (cr); and died July 14, 1781, age 30 years, at Worth- 
ington, Mass. He married Mrs. Any (Leonard) Curtis on Jan- 
uary 18, 1774 at Worthington, Mass. (vr). 

In Hampden Co., Mass. Land Records (19 1 391) in 1775 

173 



Elisha Benjamin of Worthington sold land to Isaac Herrick. 

In Vol. 13 p. 409 on July 14, l?8l (Box 13-42) Nathan 
Leonard and Daniel Bridges are appointed administrators of 
the estate of Elisha Benjamin of Worthington. Nathan Leon- 
ard, Barnabas Herrick, and J ames Benjamin, all gave bond 
and Nathan Leonard is administrator. There is not enough 
cash to pay debts, so sale of real estate is granted. 

There are no records of the birth of any children, how- 
ever notes accored to a Mrs. Stevens indicates that he had 
two sons who moved to Saugus, Mass. 

Resources i p. 447 Hist, of Ancient Wethersfield. Conn. . 
Stiles, Vol. 2, 1904} Wilson Papers. 

815. ASA BENJAMIN (James^, Joseph *"-'" , John ) born October 27, 
1754 at Preston, Conn, (vr 2-46); the son of James and 
Priscilla (Burton) Benjamin; bapt. July 17, 1773 at Worth- 
ington, Mass. (cr); died December 28, 1825 at Pierpont, Ash 
tabula Co., Ohio. He married Mary (Polly) Bromley (Brumley 
Brumbly) on January 4/5, 1787 at Worthington, Mass. (vr). 
She was the dau. of Christopher Bromley and was born Febru- 
ary 16/21, 1763 and died August 10, 1845 at Pierpont, Ohio. 
Asa is buried in the Old Burying Grounds, lot #16, at 
Pierpont, Ohio. 

Asa is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Worthington, 
Mass. with 1-0-2, and in the 1820 census at Piedmont Twp., 
Ashtabula Co., Ohio. In the Hampden Co., Mass. Land Rec- 
ords (26 i 381) Asa of Worthington in 1777 sold land to Jon- 
athan Prentice. Priscilla was one of the constituted mem- 
bers of the church organized in Worthington on April 1771. 

Asa Benjamin enlsited in the Revolutionary War as a 
private from Worthington in Capt. Ebenezer Webber's Co., 
Col. John Fellow's Regt. on Aug. 1, 1775. He again enlist- 
ed from the town of Worthington prior to May 31, 1777 for 
3 years in Capt. Bartlett's Co., Col. Wesson's Regt. On 
June 5» 1780 he again enlisted, age 26 years, stature five 
feet eight inches, complexion light. He has a long service 
record, the last date seeming to be an enlistment on May 
17, 1782, with a service of 7 months 15 days. He received 
a pension, #W5795. 

He is listed in the 1800 census at Middlefield, Mass. 
withi 2-0-0-0-1//1-1-0-1-0 and in the 1810 census at Woth- 
ington, Mass. withi 1-1-1-0-1//0-1-1-0-1. 

Children of Asa and Mary (Bromley) Benjamin 1 
1472. Polly (Lois) Benjamin b. August 22, 1789 at Worthing 
ton, Mass. j d. 1870 at Kingsville, Ohio; m. May 21, 
1818 in Ashtabula Co., Ohio (vr) to Jacob Pratt at 
Pierpont. (She was Lois Benjamin on her m. rec.) 
*1473. Reuben Bohn Benjamin b. December 29, 1792 at Worth- 
ington, Mass. 
1474. Priscilla Benjamin b. April 7, 1796 at Worthington, 
Mass. j d. December 27, 1830 at Pierpont, Ohio; m. 
March 7, 1815 at Pierpont, Ashtabula Co., Ohio 

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(vr) to Asahel Cleveland. On the m. rec. it says 

they were both "of Denmark, Ohio". 
♦1475,, Ansell Benjamin b. December 19, 1798 at Worthington, 

Mass. 
1476. Philander Benjamin b. May 3, 1805 at Worthington. 
♦1477. George Nelson Benjamin b. February 28, 1807 at 

Worthington, Mass. 

Resources! Roster III Soldiers of Am. Rev, who Lived in 
State of Ohio ; Official Rost er o_f the Soldiers o f the Am. 
Rev. Buried in the State of Ohio . 1929; p. 938-9 Mass. 
Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Rev. ; Vol. 20 p. 241 
PAR Lineage Book ; p. 107-119 Commander-in-Chief's Guard in 
in Rev. War. . Carlos Godfrey, 1904; Wilson Papers; p. 343 
Bromley Gen. . Bromley, 1911. 

837. JAMES BENJAMIN JR. (James 5 , Joseph^" 3 "" 2 , John 1 ) born July 20, 
1757 at Preston, Conn.; the son of James and Priscilla (Bur 
ton) Benjamin; bapt. July 17, 1773 at Worthington, Mass. 
(cr); died May 28, 1821 at Worthington, Mass. He married 
about 1784 Eunice (Bromley) Worthington, the dau. of Christ 
opher Bromley (Brumbly). She was born December 21, 1761 
and died July 18, 1805 at Worthington, Mass., age 45. (gs). 
Eunice had m/1 March 14, 1779 Calvin Worthington at Worth- 
ington, Mass. 

James is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Worthing- 
ton, Mass. with; 2-2-3 and in the 1810 census at the same 
place with; 1-2-1-0-1//1-1-3-0-1. 

He was a private in Capt. Oliver Lyman's Co., Col. 
Dike's Regt. in the Revolutionary War. He is also named in 
the return of men in service from December 1, 1776 to March 
1. 1776. 

James apparently died intestate, with papers in Box 13i 
46 and Alvah Benjamin was named executor. From a letter of 
Mrs. William Arthur of Rochester, N.Y.i "Alvah was appoint- 
ed executor, but was ill, so asked that Elisha Mack be ap- 
pointed executor. Roger Mack was appointed guardian of 
Franklin Benjamin, so he must have been the youngest son". 

Children of James and Eunice (Bromley Worthington) Benjamin 
*1478. Elisha Benjamin bp. May 6, 1785 at Worthington (cr). 

1479. Polly Benjamin bp. June 6, 1786 at Worthington (cr); 

m. December 30, 1816 Elijah Curtis. 

1480. Eunice Benjamin bp. August 3, 1788 at Worthington 

(cr); d. July 16, I838; m. January 26, 1812 Spen- 
cer Parish. They had a son Spencer Parish b. 
March 31, 1826 at Worthington, d. June 14, I898. 

*1481. James V. Benjamin bp. June 27, 1790 at Worthington. 

♦1482. Keziah Benjamin b. January 19, 1792 at Worthington. 

♦1483. Alvah Benjamin b. October 24, 1795 at Worthington. 

1484. Consider Benjamin bp. July 13, 1800 at Worthington, 

Mass. (cr). 

1485. Chloe Benjamin bp. July 13, 1800 at Worthington, (cr 

m. January 8, 1822 Joseph H. Clark of Alburn, N.Y. 

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i486. Lydia Benjamin bp. October 25. 1801 at Worthington, 
Mass. (cr)t d. May 27, 1820 at Worthington, age 
19 years, (gs). 
*l487. Francis (Franklin) Benjamin b. April 25, 1803 at 
Worthington, Mass. 

Resourcesi p. 17 Bromley Gen. , Bromley, 1911; Stowell Gen. , 
Stowell, 1922; Vol. 5 p. 190 Hist, of Woodstock. Conn. . 
Bowen; Book 3 p. 63 Early Conn. Marriages . Baileys p. 273 
Gregory Stone Gen. . Bartlett, 1918; Worthington, Mass. 
Vital Records t p. 940 Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in War of 
the Rev. ; Wilson Papers; Records of Mrs. John Keller of 
Litiz, Pa. { Records of Ella Sprague of Grand Island, Neb. 

838. ROGER BENJAMIN (James^, Joseph "^" 2 , John ) born September 10, 
1759 at Preston, Conn.; the son of James and Priscilla (Bur 
ton) Benjamin; bapt. July 17. 1773 at Worthington, Mass. 
(cr); died May 13, 1840 at Worthington, Mass., age 81 (cr). 
He married February 3. 1788 at the Congregational Church of 
Christ at Preston, Conn, (cr) Elizabeth Starkweather, dau. 
of Robert and Sarah (Eveleth Colby) Starkweather. She was 
born September 20, 1768 at Stonington, Conn, and died April 
20, 1842, age 73. (gs). in Chesterfield, Mass. (with a 
Worthington, Mass. vr). 

Roger was listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Worthing 
ton, Mass. withi 1-2-2. He was a Selectman in Worthington 
in 1805. In the 1810 census at Worthington he had« 
2-1-3-0-1//2-2-1-1-0. 

In the Hampden Co., Mass. land records, Roger Benjamin 
of Worthington sold in 1784 (24i204) land to Isaac Herrick. 
Also, in 1784, he sold land (261 370) to Ebenezer Herrick. 

Roger served in the Revolutionary War in Capt. Oliver 
Lyman's Co., Col. Dike's Regt. , when he was 17 years of age, 
as a fifer. At the age of 19 he enlisted in the Continen- 
tal Army for 6 months. He was in service much of the time 
from 1776 thru 1782. He received a pension. He was placed 
on the pension list of July 26, 1819 with pension #R745. 

Roger's will is dated December 9# 1837 and probated in 
1840. (Box 13 1 49 Hampshire Co., Mass. Probate Records). He 
left his widow, Elizabeth, two thirds of the estate and dau. 
Betsey the remaining one third, after the cash settlements 
were made, which werei $400. to sons Francis and Nathan; 
$270. to son Charles; $200. to son Chaunceyj $100. to son 
Eli; $300. to dau. Eliza; $200. to dau. Electa; $100. to 
dau. Lucy; and $400 to son Fordyce in trust. A Mrs. Dolly 
Benjamin and Mrs. Betsey Benjamin were also mentioned in 
the will. These women might very well be the wives of de- 
ceased sons. Jonathan and William were not mentioned in 
the will. 

Nine children were living when Elizabeth died. Ben- 
jamin Bryant was administrator of her estate, with Ames 
Burr named as executor. 

Children of Roger and Elizabeth (Starkweather) Benjamini 

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♦1488. Jonathan Benjamin b. 1793/5 at Worthington, Mass. 

1489. Francis Benjamin be. 1788-94, bapt. June 14, 1801 

at Worthington, Mass. (cr). 

1490. Nathan Benjamin be. 1788-94; bapt. June 14, 1801 at 

Worthington, Mass. 

1491. Charles Benjamin be. 1788-94, bapt. June 14, 1801 at 

Worthington, Mass., mc. 1826 and had son Charles 
Benjamin who d. August 29, 1830, age 3 years. 

♦1492. Ely (Eli) Benjamin be. 1788-94, bapt. June 14, 1801. 
1493. Betsey Benjamin be. 1784-90, unm. in I837. 

*1494. Chauncey Benjamin b. June 6, I897 at Worthington. 

1495. Sally Benjamin b. 1795-1800, bp. June 14, 1801 at 

Worthington, Mass., d. 1842 in Troy, New York. 

1496. Electa Benjamin be. 1794-1800, bp. June 14, 1801 in 

Worthington, m. Meach. 

1497. Fordyce Benjamin b. 1800-10, bp. February 2, 1809 

at Worthington, Mass. 

1498. William Benjamin d. June 30, 1802, age 8 mos. (gs). 

1499. William Benjamin II, bp. June 30, 1805 at Worthing- 

ton, Mass. (cr). 
*1500. Elizabeth Benjamin be. 1800-10 at Worthington, Mass. 

1501. Lucy Benjamin b. 1800-10 at Worthington, m. 

Morris. 

1502. Joseph Benjamin bp. May 1, 1812 at Worthington (cr), 

d. May 6, 1813 at Worthington. (cr). 

1503. Joseph Benjamin d. May 5» 1818, age 7 weeks, (gs). 

buried on old Benjamin land south of Worthington. 

Resources 1 p. 942-3 Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in War of 
Rev. , p. 60 Starkweather Gen. . Starkweather. 1904, p. 24" 
Vol. 45 N.E. Gen, and Hist. Register , Worthington, Mass. 
Vital Records, p. 65 Fam. of Chesterfield. Mass . , Records 
of Mrs. John Keller of Litiz, Pa. 



839. PRISCILLA BENJAMIN 6 (James 5 



4-3-2 1 
Joseph ** , John ) born July 17 » 

1761 at Preston, Conn. 5 the dau. of James and Priscilla 
(Burton) Benjamin, bapt. July 17, 1773 at Worthington, Mass 
(cr), died January/June 24, 1846 at Worthington, Mass. She 
married November 6, 1783 at Worthington (vr) Simon Hunting- 
ton, son of Rev. Jonathan and Sarah ( ) Huntington. He 

was born April 15, 1762 at Windham, Conn, and died August 
31, I836 at Hinsdale, Mass. 

Simeon was a farmer and represented his town in the 
State Legislator. Seven of their nine children were born 
at Worthington. In later life he moved to Hinsdale. 

Children of Simon and Priscilla (Benjamin) Huntington, 
*1504. Ralph Huntington b. November 23, 1784 at Worthington 
Samuel Huntington b. October 31, 1786. 
Benjamin Huntington b. June 1, 1789. 
Sybil Huntington b. May 31, 1791 at Worthington. 
Sarah Huntington b. November 4, 1793. 
Sophia Huntington b. August 24, 1796. 
Frances Huntington b. January 20, 1799 at Worthing- 



*1505. 
*1506. 

♦1507. 
*1508. 

*1509. 
1510. 



177 



ton, Mass. j m. Judge Elan Buel of Troy, New York} 
had one dau. Lucy Buel. 

1511. Lucy Huntington b. August 29. 1801; d. unm. August 

16, 1828. 

1512. Jonathan Huntington b. November 9i 1804 at Hinsdale, 

Mass. j m. Rebecca Hamilton of Princeton, New Jer- 
sey and died of cholera not too long afterward. 
He graduated from Williams College j studied theo- 
logy at Princeton; lived at Nashville, Term. ; was 
a Chaplin in the Union Army. 

Resources 1 p. 555-6 Huntington. Gen. . Rev. E.B. Huntington, 
1915; Letters to Dr. Wilson by Joseph P. Eager. 

840. LYDIA BENJAMIN (James 5 , Joseph ^ , John ) born about 1763 

at Worthington, Mass.; the dau. of James and Priscilla (Bur 
ton) Benjamin; bapt. July 17, 1?73 at Worthington (cr). 
She married January 18, 1787 at Chester, Mass. (vr) David 
Clark of Worthington, Mass. 

Children of David and Lydia (Benjamin) Clark i 

1513. John S. Clark; resided in Waterloo, New York in 1882 

was an agent for Life, Fire, and Real Estate in- 
surance. 

Resource; Letter to Dr. Wilson by John S. Clark in June 
1882. 

841. SALAH (SELAH) BERNARD (BARNARD) BENJAMIN (James 5 , Joseph 3 ~ 2 

John- 1 - ) born May 18, 1764/5 at Worthington, Mass. ; the son 
of James and Priscilla (Burton) Benjamin; bapt. July 17, 
1773 at Worthington, Mass. (cr) ; was alive in 1820, age 55. 
He died at Stamford, Bennington County, Vermont. He mar- 
ried February 3, 1795 at Middlefield, Mass. (vr) Ann (Anna) 
Bromley, the dau. of Christopher Bromley (Brumbly). She 
was born 1771/2 and died July 2, 1823i age 51 (gs)(vr) at 
Stamford, Vermont and is buried in the Village Cemetery at 
Stamford. 

He is listed in the 1810 census at Stamford, Vermont 
with; 2-1-0-0-1//2-1-0-0-1. 

Selah is in the descriptive list of enlisted men from 
Worthington, Mass. under Capt. Benjamin Heywood in the 6th 
Regt. He was age 17, five feet seven inches tall, hair and 
complexion light, and occupation as a yeoman on May 10, 
1782, with an enlistment of three years. He was reported 
confined January 26, 1783 by Sergt. Russell for drawing 
bread on a forged due bill. The judgement of the court 
marshall was 70 lashes and stoppage of $1.00 from his 
wages. The sentence was remitted on condition of good be- 
havior in the future, and he was transferred to the 8th 
Company on March 8, 1783. 

He was placed on the Pension Rool of Bennington County, 
Vermont on Sept. 4, 1819 with pension #S45259. In it, he 
states that both he and his wife Anna are subject to 

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rheumatism. He also states that he has had nine children, 
with five still at home, and then names those f ive i Ellis, 
Mason, Rebecca, Reuben, and Charlotte. This was in June of 
1820. He signed his name Salah Benjamin. 

Children of Salah B. and Ann (Bromley) Benjamin i 

1514. 1 female b. 1794-1800; possibly Lucy Benjamini m. 

June 1815 Thomas Pridget. (Stamford, Vt. vr). 

1515. 1 male b. 1794-1800. 

1516. 1 female b. 1800-10; possibly Lydia Benjamin; m. 

Eleaser Wilson December 29, 1819 (Stamford, Vt. vr 
Marriage record states she is "of Stamford, Vt. ) 

1517. 1 other child. 

♦1518. Ellis Benjamin b. 1800/1. 
*1519. Mason Benjamin be. 1804/5. 

1520. Rebecca Benjamin be. 1808/9; m. January 3, 1826 Joel 

Rice of Pownal, Vt. (vr). She was "of Stamford" 
at marriage. 

1521. Reuben Benjamin be. 1813. 

1522. Charlotte Benjamin bc.1816; ra. December 26, 1840 

Horace Balsome at Stamford, Vt. (vr)t m/2 October 
11, 1849 John Cressy at Bennington, Vt. (vr). 
?*1523. Dewey Benjamin be. 1810. 

Resources 1 p. 17 Bromley Gen. . Bromley, 1911 J Selah's Pen- 
sion Records; Records of Mrs. John Keller of Litiz, Penn. ; 
The Benjamin Family . Edith Benjamin; Vermont Vital Records. 

842. ANNA BENJAMIN (Barzillia 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born in 1765 

at Milford, Conn.; the dau. of Barzillia and Ann (Cheedler) 
Benjamin; bapt. November 21, 1773 at Milford (cr 1-94). 
She married John Baird of Milford, Conn. ; the son of John 
and Abigail (Clark) Baird. They are both buried at Milford. 

Children of John and Anna (Benjamin) Bairdi 

1524. Lena Baird; d. in infancy. 

1525. daughter; d. in infancy. 

1526. Polly(anna) Baird; ra. Joseph McNeil. They had a dau. 

Anna McNeil who m. Thomas Mix, son of Deacon Mix 
of New Haven, Conn. They moved to Tenafly, N.J. 

1527. Nancy Baird; m. Fitch, and had a son George 

Fitch. 

1528. Abbie Baird b. before 1800 at Milford, Conn.; m. 

John Plumb of Milford. She d. age 98. They had 
no issue. 

1529. Joseph Baird, had a son Gustaves Baird. Joseph re- 

moved to near Rochester, N.Y. 

Resourcei Research of W. C. Palmer of Milford, Conn.; Wil- 
son Papers. 

844. JOSEPH BENJAMIN (Barzillia 5 , Joseph ~ 3 " 2 , John ) born about 

1771 at Milford, Conn.; the son of Barzillia and Ann (Cheed 
ler) Benjamin; bapt. November 21, 1773 at Milford, Conn, 
(cr 1-94). It is possible that he married Betty Curtis on 

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July 25, 1795 at Stratford, Conn. (vr). 

Dr. Wilson had a note that he went to the Great Bend of 
the Susquehanna River. 

Children of Joseph and Betty (Curtis) Benjamini 
1530. Jesse Benjamin. 

Resourcesi Research of W. C. Palmer of Milford, Conn. } Wil- 
son Papers j Family Group Sheet located in Library at Salt 
Lake City, Utah; Book V p. 102 Early Conn. Mar. 8 Bailey. 

847. BARZILLIA BENJAMIN JR. 6 (Barzillia 5 , Joseph 1 *" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
about 1773 at Milford, Conn. ; the son of Barzillia and Ann 
(Cheedler) Benjamin; bapt. August 28, 1774 at Milford. (cr 
1-94) j died April 6, 1844, age 70 years, (gs). He is bur- 
ried in the Bridgeport, Conn. Cemetery lot #5-919. He m/l 
November 16, 1787 at Milford, Conn, (cr I-69) Mary Wheeler 
of Stratford, Conn. She was the dau. of Stephen Wheeler, 
and a person of "rare beauty". She was born in 1781 and 
died January 3» 1830 at the age of 49 (gs) and is buried at 
Bridgeport in the same lot as her husband. He m/2 Nancy 
Northrop. According to Hale's Collection of Conn. News- 
paper Obits, Nancy m/2 in 1848 George Banks and she died in 
San Francisco, California. 

Barzillia was listed in the 1800 census at Milford, 
Conn, withi 0-0-0-1-0//2-0-1-0-0. 

He was a silversmith, and was in business at New Haven, 
Conn, in 1833* He was a pew holder in the First Congrega- 
tional Church at Stratford in 1835. Mary, wife of Barzil- 
lia Benjamin, was admitted to the Church of Bridgeport on 
March 7, 1819. (United Cong, cr.) 

Children of Barzillia and Mary (Wheeler) Benjamini 
*1531. Mary Benjamin b. November 12, 1798 at Milford, Conn. 

1532. Julia Ann Benjamin b. January 9» 1800 at Milford; 

d. February 5» 1875, age 75 years (gs); buried in 
the Bridgeport, Conn. Cem. lot #4-137; m/l George 
W. Lewis on October 3» 1824 at the Bridgeport Cong. 
Church; m/2 Capt. Samuel Stow of Milford. She was 
dismissed from the Church of Christ in New Haven 
to the First Church of Milford in 1859. 

1533. Samuel C. Benjamin b. June 4, 1801 at Milford; died 

October 24, 1839, at the age of 29 years 4 mos. 
(Note 1 If the age is correct, then the year should 
be 18291 ) He was lost over board from a vessel. 
His marriage is unknown, as are his children. Sup 
posedly, he had a son who was a printer in Phila- 
delphia, Penn. 

♦1534. Sarah Benjamin b. April 16, 1804 at Milford, Conn. 

*1535. Lucretia Ann Benjamin b. January 2, 1806 at Milford. 

♦1536. Everard Benjamin b. June 2, 1806 at Milford, Conn. 

Children of Barzillia and Nancy (Northrop) Benjamini 

1537. daughter, who died young. 

1538. Barzillia Benjamin III; after his father's death, he 

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and his mother went to San Francisco, Calif., where 
they died. He lived to be about 50 years of age. 

Resourcesi Book 5 p. 10 Early Conn. Marriages . Bailey; Wil- 
son Papersj Hist. of Windham . Conn., Larnear, 1880; New Hav- 
en, Conn. Vital Records? p. 1085 Hist, of Wheeler Fam. . 
Wheeler, 1914; p. 347 Hist. Chatajogue of First Church of 
Christ in New Haven. Conn. . Dexter. 1914. 

848. NATHAN C. BENJAMIN 6 (Barzillia 5 , Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Aug- 
10, 17?4 at Milford, Conn.; the son of Barzillia and Ann 
(Cheedler) Benjamin; bapt. March 29, 1778 at Milford First 
Congregational Church (cr 1-102). He died June 3, 1865, 
age 88, at Torrington, Conn. He married September 21, 1800 
Phoebe Porter at Milford, Cong. Church (cr 1-70). She died 
perhaps in 1829. He may have m/2 Martha . 

He moved to Wolcottville, now Torrington, Conn., about 
1850 and remained there until he died. Phoebe (Porter) Ben 
jamin and Nathan Benjamin were recorded at the First Church 
of Christ in New Haven, Conn, in 1820-22. She was admitted 
there on Dec. 31, 1820 and he on Feb. 24, 1822 (cr 4-259). 

Nathan was in the 1800 census at Milford, Conn, and 
in 1850 was on a List of Freeman in the town of Torrington. 

Children of Nathan and Phoebe (Porter) Benjamini 

1539. Nathan Benjamin b. 1805s d. 1807 (Milford vr BP-15). 

1540. John Benjamin, 

*154l. Joseph Ransom Benjamin b. either 1809 or 1810/11 at 
Wallingford, Conn. 
1542. Phoebe Benjamin; m. Wakeler or Wheeler. 
*15^3. Merrit Barzillae Benjamin be. 1814 at Hamden, Conn. 
1544. Mary Benjamin; m. June 30, 1862 Harvey Ford, a mer- 
chant. They resided in Torrington in I863. 
*1545. Harriet Ann Benjamin b. August 15. 1819 at New Haven 
Conn. 

Resourcesi Hist. of Wheeler Fam. in Am. , Wheeler, 1914; Wil- 
son Papers; Research of W. C. Palmer of Milford, Conn.; 
Hist, of Torrington. Conn. . Orcutt; Hist. Catalogue of 
First Church of Christ in New Haven. Conn. . Dexter, 1914. 

849. JOHN BENJAMIN 6 (Barzillia 5 , Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born December 

22, 1779 at Milford, Oonn, ; the son of Barzillia and Ann 
(Cheedler) Benjamin; bapt. December 26, 1779 at the Milford 
Church (cr 1-104); died December 22/29, 1857, age 78 (gs) 
at Milford, Conn. (Notei The church record p. 22 gives his 
age at death as 76. ) He is buried at the Old Cemetery at 
Milford, lot #1-91. He married Comfort Hines of Orange, 
Conn, on October 6,1830, at Milford (cr 1072), the dau. of 
John Hines. She was born April 2, 1783 and died March 29/ 
30, 1856, age 73 (gs) at Milford. She is buried with her 
husband. 

John and John Jr. were lieutenants in the Militia of 
Milford, Conn. 

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Children of John and Comfort (Hines) Benjamin i 
♦15^5. Isaac Benjamin b. June 23, 1804 at Milford, Conn. 
*1546. John Benjamin Jr. b. December 13, 1806 at Milford. 
*1547. William Benjamin b. June 2, 1809 at Milford. 
15^8. Comfort Adaline Benjamin b. November 16, 1810 at 

Milford; bapt. March 24, 1811 (cr 1-123); d. unm. 
May 8, 1896. 
*15^9. Nancy Eliza Benjamin b. May 16, 1810 at Milford. 
♦1550. Luther Benjamin b. February 25, 1816 at Milford. 
1551. Mary Jane Benjamin b. November 12, 1819 at Milford; 
bapt. September 5, 1819 at Milford (cr); d. Febru- 
ary 2, 1859; m. Henry T. Merwin; no issue. 
♦1552. Martha Elizabeth Benjamin b. October 25, 1822. 
*1553. James Barzillae Benjamin b. October 27, 1825. 
*1554. Julia Ann Benjamin, a twin, b. October 27, 1825 at 
Milford, Conn. 

Resources 1 p. 198 Hugh Clark 1645-1910 . John Clark, 1866; 
#103 Hine Gen. ; Wilson Papers; Research of W. C. Palmer of 
Milford, Conn.; p\. 198 Deacon George Clark . Bryant, 1949. 

850. ELI AS BENJAMIN (Barzillia 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born July 21, 
1782 at Milford, Conn. 5 the son of Barzillia and Ann (Cheed 
ler) Benjamin; bapt. October 16, 1785 at Milford, Conn, (cr 
1-109); died February 5/9, I869, age 87 (gs) at Burwell 
Farms, Milford, Conn. He is buried in the New Haven, Conn. 
Cemetery, lot #2-759. He married Susan Burwell on Septem- 
ber 2, 1804 at Milford, Conn. (cr-?4). She was the dau. of 
Jerre/Jeremiah and Lucy (Pardee) Burwell and was born Jan- 
uary 17, 1784 and died September 10, 1882 (gs) at New Hav- 
en, Conn, and is buried with her husband. 

Elias was a silversmith. Susan, wife of Elias, was 
recommended to the Free Church in New Haven on April 13, 
I838 from the Milford First Cong. Church (cr 3-1). 

Children of Elias and Susan (Burwell) Benjamin; 
♦1555. Lucy Pardee Benjamin b. April 4, 1805 at Milford. 
*1556. Susan Benjamin b. January 7, 1807 at Milford. 
*1557. Nancy Benjamin b. January 31, 1809 at Milford. 
♦1558. Mary Cheedler (Chaidlaw, etc.) Benjamin b. February 

7, 1811 at Milford, Conn. 
♦1559. Grace Ann Benjamin b. July 11, 1813 at Milford. 
1560. Elias Benjamin Jr. b. April 15, 1815 at Milford; d. 

unm. September 12, 1837, age 22, at Mobile, 

Alabama. (Conn. cr). 
♦1561. David A. Benjamin b. May 7, 1818 at Milford. 
♦1562. Sarah B. Benjamin b. July 16, 1820 at Milford. 
*1563. John E. Benjamin b. June 12, 1823 at Milford. 

Resources; Wilson Papers; Milford, Conn. Town Records; PAR 
Lineage Book Vol. 4 p. 171j Hale's Collection of Conn. Cem- 
etery and Church Records. 

855. JOSIAH BENJAMIN JR. (Josiah^, Joseph ~ 3 " 2 , John ) born Sept- 

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ember l?6l at Dutchess Co., New York; the son of Josiah and 

( ?Brush) Benjamin; died after October 25, 1849 and 

before 1852 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York. He must 
have been married twice, but the name of his first wife is 

unknown. He m/2 Elizabeth b. 1784 and died October 28, 

1846, age 61-8-13 (gs) and is buried in Cemetery #1 at 
Caroga North Bush, N.Y. In the records she is named the 
wife of Josiah Benjamin. 

Josiah is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Still- 
water, Albany Co., N.Y. withi 2-1-4 and in the 1800 census 
of Saratoga Co., N.Y. withi 2 males 0/10; 1 m. 26/45// 2 f. 
0/10; 1 f. 10/16; 1 f. 16/26. He is listed in the 1820 
census at Salisbury, Herkimer Co., N.Y. with 3 m. 10/16; 
1 m. 45V/1 f. 0/10; 1 f. 10/16; 1 f. 16/26; 1 f. 45+. 

When the Revolutionary War commenced he resided with 
his father in the town of Stillwater, and remained there 
during the war, and for some time after. He then removed 
to Salisbury, and then on to Fulton County, where he died. 

The first service he rendered in the war was a teamster 
under Capt. Case for nine months. He was a private in Capt. 
John Thompson's Co., Col. Cornelius Van Vechten's Regt. of 
Militia. His father was a Lt. in the same company and 
Isaac Fonda was Ensign. He continued in service until 1781 
and saw much service. He had land bounty rights in the 
13th Regt. of the Albany County Militia. 

In 1850 Josiah Benjamin of Johnstown, Fulton Co., N.Y. 
applied for a pension, but it was denied. They felt his 
service as a teamster was not admitted and that his other 
service was not over two months. 

Children of Josiah Benjamin Jr. t 

♦1564. Matilda Benjamin. 

*1565. Eliakim Benjamin b. January 18, 1792/4. 

*1566. Nancy Benjamin. 

♦1567. Lois (Louisa) Benjamin. 
1568. Asa L. Benjamin b. 1821 in New York; d. April 3, 
1902 at Ephiatah, Fulton Co., N.Y.; m. Jane A. 
McBeth be. 1830 in N.Y. He left no children or 
issue of deceased children. His brothers and sis- 
ters had predeceased him, so he left a large 
amount of money to the Baptist Church of Rockwood, 
N.Y. He was in the 1850 census of Salisbury, Herk 
imer Co., N.Y. and in the i860 census of Ephiatah. 
In his will, he names the children of his brothers 
and sisters. 

*1569. Evelyn Benjamin. 

♦1570. Sarah N. Benjamin. 

Resources; p. 234 New York in the Rev, as a Colony and Stat e 
Robers; p. 108 Rejected or Suspended Applications for Rev. 
War Pensions . 1969; Pension Application #R747; Will of 
Asa L. , #17-277 at Johnstown, Fulton Co., N.Y. ; Research of 
Gloria Wall Bicha of Racine, Wis. 

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8 66. THOMAS B. (7BRUSH) BENJAMIN (Josiah 5 , Joseph "^ , John 1 ) 

born 1760-1774; a probable son of Josiah and (-?Brush) 

Benjamin j died before April 1789 at Stillwater, Saratoga 

Co., New York. He married Patience (Possibly Brown, 

and if so, then a dau. of Joseph and Sally ( ) Brown). 

Patience m/2 Dr. William Patrick Jr., son of William and 
Elizabeth ( ) Patrick. 

In Book G. p. 252 (Saratoga Co., N.Y. Land Records) 
Thomas B. Benjamin sold land to Joseph Brown. Thomas B. 
Benjamin died intestate and letters of administration were 
renounced by Widow Patience Benjamin in favor of Josiah 
Benjamin of Stillwater, N.Y. on April 16, 1789. 

The following children were named in the will of Josiah 
Benjamin Sr. as heirs. It is your compilier's belief that 
they took the place of their deceased father. In the will, 
it states that they (all except Josiah) were under age in 
1805. 

Children of Thomas B. and Patience ( — ?Brown) Benjamini 
1571. Josiah Benjamin III be. 1775-95 in Saratoga Co., N.Y 
Listed in the 1810 and 1820 census records of 
Salisbury, Herkimer Co., N.Y. withi 

1 male b. 1794-1804. 

2 males b. 1810-20. 

1 female b. 1804-10. 

2 females b. 1810-16. 

*1572. Thomas B. Benjamin b. between 1785-92. 
♦1573. Nathan Benjamin b. 1785-92. 
1574. Dytha Benjamin b. 1785-92. 

Children of William and Patience ( — Benjamin) Patricki 

Selina Patrick b. December 28, 1804 at Stillwater; 
d. November 29, I869 at N.Y.C. ; m. March 1, 1823 
Oren Wilkinson b. Feb. 5, 1798; d. Aug. 9, 1877 at 
N.Y.C, a teacher of the deaf and dumb. 

Resourcesi Probate Records of Saratoga Co., N.Y. ; p. 476 
Hist, of Woodstock t Conn. Vol. 7, Jacobus, 1943 » Research 
of Gloria Wall Bicha of Racine, Wis. 

857. ELIAKIM BENJAMIN 6 (Josiah 5 , Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) bonr 1760-1774 
in New York; the son of Josiah and Benjamin. He mar- 
ried Ruth . 

He is listed in the 1800 census of Saratoga Co., New 
York and in the 1820 census of Salisbury, Herkimer Co., N. 
Y. There is a record of an Eli Benjamin in Onondaga Co., 
N.Y. in 1868, that might be he or a descendant. 

Mrs. Ruth Benjamin was received October 4, 1801 from 
the Canaan, Conn. Church and removed to Stillwater, N.Y. 
(cr 1A-33). On May 6, 1809 she has a letter of dismissal 
to any Christian Church. 

Ruth sold land to James Langworth of Stillwater (Book 
Mi 374 of Saratoga Co., N.Y. Land Records) and Eliakim owns 
land in Salisbury, N.Y. in 1815. 

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In Book 2 p. 483 on June 12, 1797 William M. (S)ee of 
the town ox Stillwater, Saratoga Co., N.Y. sold land to 
Josiah Benjamin of the same place— 40 parcels of land in 
the township of Camilbus, Onondaga Co., N.Y. and John 
Thompson and Eliakim Benjamin witnessed the sale. 

Children of Elialcim and Ruth ( ) Benjamini 

1575. 1 male b. 1790-1800. 

1576. 1 female b. 1774-84. 

1577. 1 female b. 179^-1804. 

1578. 2 females b. 1810-20. 

Resources! Census Records, Microfilm records at Library of 
Latter Day Saints at Salt Lake City, Utah, Volsberg Records 
of New York Church Records. 

858. ABIGAIL BENJAMIN 6 (Josiah 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ), the dau. of 

Josiah and Benjaminj married Oliver Kellogg of Egremont 

Mass., the son of Deacon Timothy and Keziah (Jones) 
Kellogg. He was born August 12, 176?. 

They resided on the Burham Farm in Stillwater, Saratoga 
Co., N.Y. at the time of her father's death. Abigail and 
four children were received September 17, 1809 at the Still 
water Congregational Church (cr). In the 1810 census of 
Saratoga Co., N.Y. Oliver hadi 0-0-1-0-1//2-1-0-0-1. 

Children of Oliver and Abigail (Benjamin) Kellogg i 

1579. Osias Kellogg. 

1580. Sally Kellogg. 

1581. Ruth Kellogg. 

1582. Betsey Kellogg. 

Resourcesi p. 113 Kelloggs in Old and New World . 

859. MARY BENJAMIN 6 (Nathan 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born April 11, 

1762 at Mt. Washington, Mass.; the dau. of Nathan and 
Abigail (Dibble) Benjaminj died April 2, 1790 at Mt. Wash- 
ington, Mass. and is buried with her father in the Bow Wow 
Cemetery at Sheffield, Mass. She married Elijah King on 
April 9, 1783, the son of John and Elizabeth (Fenner) King. 
He was born February 9, 1758 at Egremont, Mass. or Armenia, 
N.Y. and died September 21, 1825 at South Egremont, Mass. 
He m/2 Mrs. Isabella Kellogg. Isabella had 2 sons by a 
previous marriage and Elijah and she had 7 children. 

Elijah was a farmer and a Revolutionary War soldier. 

Children of Elijah and Mary (Benjamin) Kingi 
*1583. Mary (Polly) King b. September 1, 1784 at Mt. Wash- 
ington, Mass. 
*1584. Elijah King Jr. b. March 28, 1786 at S. Egremont. 
*1585. Elizabeth (Betsey) King b. July 12, 1787 at Egremont. 
♦1586. Esther King b. June 16, 1789 at S. Egremont, Mass. 

Children of Elijah and Isabella ( Kellogg) Kingi 

Sarah King, d. 1821. 
David King, d. I836. 

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Josiah King. 

Nancy King. 

Orson Obias King. 

Martin Luther King; d. age 5 mos. 

William King b. 1802; d. 1822. 

Frances King; m. Foster. 

Resources i Wilson Papers; Mayflower Index #20633? Letters 
to Dr. Wilson from Mrs. Mary Pratt of Lena, Ohio. (Dau. of 
Esther King Roberts.) 

860. JOSEPH BENJAMIN (Nathan^, Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born July 1, 
1?62 (Family Bible rec.) 1764 (Town rec); the son of 
Nathan and Abigail (Dibble) Benjamin; died May 17, 1803 at 
South Egremont, Mass. of consumption. He is buried in the 
Mount Everett Cemetery at S. Egremont, Mass. He married 
Susanna Gaylord of Hartford, Conn, on October 12, 1788 at 
West Hartford First Church (cr), the dau. of Moses and Sus- 
anna (Wells) Gaylord. She was born May 19 t 1766 at West 
Hartford, Conn, and died August 14, 1856 at S. Egremont, 
age 90-2-26 (vr)(gs). She is buried in the same cemetery 
as Joseph Benjamin. She was a granddau. of William and 
Hope (Butler) Gaylord and a descendant of Samuel Stone. 
She married second Calvin Pease (or Pierce) Jr., son of 
Calvin Pease. He was born September I'*, 1757 at Enfield, 
Conn. He had m/l Sally Ives. He kept a tavern at Canaan, 
Conn, and is buried at Canaan. Susanna m/3 Elijah Stanton 
and lived in Salisbury, Conn. Elijah Stanton was born 
December 1750 at Preston, Connn. , the son of Elijah Stanton 
and died in 1833 at Salibury, Conn. 

Joseph is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Egremont 
Berkshire Co., Mass. with; 1-2-1. He was one of the larg- 
est land owners in S. Egremont. He inherited a great deal 
of land in S. Egremont, Mass. 

A story that has been handed down about him is, that he 
bought a horse so fierce that none dared approach him. 
Joseph went up to him and put a halter on him and led him 
home. The horse seemed to recognize a master and proved 
very valuable and gave no trouble for a long time. But one 
day, when Major Joseph was using him, he incautiously turn- 
ed his back on the horse. The horse caught his owner by 
his clothes and threw him violently to the ground. Arising, 
the Major gave the horse a severe whipping and led him to 
his stall. The Major then tottered into the house, his 
chest seriously injured. Consumption set in, ultimately 
costing him his life at the early age of 39. 

Dr. Wilson felt that this story illustrated some of the 
leading Benjamin characteristics, "the fearlessness, ner- 
vous energy, pluck, and determination not to be outdone" 
and that these virtues were ones that made the family prom- 
inent where ever they have located and is what made good 
soldiers of so many. 

Joseph served with the rank of Major in the Mass. 

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Militia in the Revolutionary War and took part in the 
suppression of Shay*s Rebellion. 

Children of Joseph and Susanna (Gaylord) Benjamin i 
♦158?. Orson Benjamin b. August 17, 1789 at S. Egremont. 
♦1588. Nathan Benjamin b. April 29, 1791 at S. Egremont. 

1589. son b. December 29, 1792 at S. Egremontf d. January 
30, 1793 and buried in the Bow Wow Cemetery at 
Sheffield, Mass. 
♦1590. Moses Gaylord Benjamin b. July 5, 1794 at S. Egremont 
*1591. Joseph Benjamin Jr. b. June 20, 1796 at S. Egremont. 
*1592. Susan Maria Benjamin b. November 21, 1798. 
*1593. Emma Louise Benjamin b. November 28, 1800. 
♦1594. Calvin Wells Benjamin b. June 6, 1803 at S. Egremont. 

Resourcesi p. 145 Ephraim Morris Gen. . Morris, 1894} p. 172 
Record of Thomas Stanton of Conn . . Stanton, 1891; Vol. XL 
p. 28 Nat. Cvctopaedia of Am. Biog. 1 Vol. I Colonial Fam. 
of U.S. . McKenzie; p. 82 Book 2 Early Conn. Marriages . 
Bailey; Letters to Dr. Wilson; PAR Lineage Book Vo. 25 pl23 

861 ABIGAIL BENJAMIN (Nathan 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 1766/7 at 
Mt. Washington, Mass. 5 the dau.of Nathan and Abigail (Dib- 
ble) Benjamin; died September 11, 1801 at the age of 35. 
She married Moses Pier about 1786, the son of Oliver and 
Elizabeth (Webster) Pier. He was born February 28, 1767 
in New Hampshire and died September 16, 1823 at Vergennes, 
Vermont, He m/2 Mercia Seymour Rogers and may have m/l or 

m/3 Munger. 

Most of the correspondents, in letters to Edmund Ben jam 
in, indicated that Abigail died young and left 5 or 6 daus. 
and one son. However, another letter did give a death date 
for her of Sept. 11, 1851. 

Children of Moses and Abigail (Benjamin) Pieri 

1595. Sylvester Pier b. August 23, 1787; d. August 29, 

1861 at Fishkill, N.Y. ; m. Deborah Charlock and 
had no issue. He was agoldsmith in New York for 
many years. 

1596. Laura Pier b. May 21, 1791; d. 1836; m. in 1829 Dr. 
Gideon Sprague. 

1597. Malinda Pier, a twin, b. May 21, 1791; d. Sept. 15, 
1862; m. Feb. 2, 1812 Elephalet Brush of Vergennes, 
Vt., the son of Elkanan and Alatheah (Fink) Brush. 
He was b. Nov. 12, 1781 and d. June 11, 1872. They 
resided in Hopkinton, N.Y. and had children; 

James Brush b. March 1812; d. June 1832. 
Jane E. Brush b. June 1819; m. Rev. Enos Wood. 
Jason Brush b. Jan. 1821; m. Olina Chittendon. 
Henry Brown Brush b. Apr. 1823; d. 1839. 
Lucretia Brush b. Apr. 1826; m. 1858 Jessie 

Pomroy. 
Ella Brush b. Aug. 1832; d. Apr. 1855. 

1598. Sarah (Sally) Pier b. July 17, 1795» d. November 29, 

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8 56. THOMAS B. (? BRUSH) BENJAMIN (Josiah 5 , Joseph ~ 3 ~ , John ) 

"born 1760-1774} a probable son of Josiah and (-?Brush) 

Benjamin; died before April 1789 at Stillwater, Saratoga 

Co., New York. He married Patience (Possibly Brown, 

and if so, then a dau. of Joseph and Sally ( ) Brown). 

Patience m/2 Dr. William Patrick Jr., son of William and 

Elizabeth ( ) Patrick. 

In Book G. p. 252 (Saratoga Co., N.Y. Land Records) 
Thomas B. Benjamin sold land to Joseph Brown. Thomas B. 
Benjamin died intestate and letters of administration were 
renounced by Widow Patience Benjamin in favor of Josiah 
Benjamin of Stillwater, N.Y. on April 16, 1789. 

The following children were named in the will of Josiah 
Benjamin Sr. as heirs. It is your compilier's belief that 
they took the place of their deceased father. In the will, 
it states that they (all except Josiah) were under age in 
1805. 

Children of Thomas B. and Patience ( — ?Brown) Benjamini 
1571. Josiah Benjamin III be. 1775-95 in Saratoga Co., N.Y 
Listed in the 1810 and 1820 census records of 
Salisbury, Herkimer Co., N.Y. withi 

1 male b. 1794-1804. 

2 males b. 1810-20. 

1 female b. 1804-10. 

2 females b. 1810-16. 

*1572. Thomas B, Benjamin b. between 1785-92. 
♦1573. Nathan Benjamin b. 1785-92. 
1574. Dytha Benjamin b. 1785-92. 

Children of William and Patience ( — Benjamin) Patrick! 

Selina Patrick b. December 28, 1804 at Stillwater; 
d. November 29, I869 at N.Y.C.; m. March 1, 1823 
Oren Wilkinson b. Feb. 5, 1798; d. Aug. 9, 1877 at 
N.Y.C., a teacher of the deaf and dumb. 

Resources! Probate Records of Saratoga Co., N.Y. ; p. 476 
Hist, of Woodstock. Conn. Vol. 7, Jacobus, 1943; Research 
of Gloria Wall Bicha of Racine, Wis. 

857. ELIAKIM BENJAMIN (Josiah 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) bonr 1760-1774 
in New York; the son of Josiah and Benjamin. He mar- 
ried Ruth . 

He is listed in the 1800 census of Saratoga Co., New 
York and in the 1820 census of Salisbury, Herkimer Co., N. 
Y. There is a record of an Eli Benjamin in Onondaga Co., 
N.Y. in 1868, that might be he or a descendant. 

Mrs. Ruth Benjamin was received October 4, 1801 from 
the Canaan, Conn. Church and removed to Stillwater, N.Y. 
(cr 1A-33). On May 6, 1809 she has a letter of dismissal 
to any Christian Church. 

Ruth sold land to James Langworth of Stillwater (Book 
Mi 374 of Saratoga Co., N.Y. Land Records) and Eliakim owns 
land in Salisbury, N.Y. in 1815. 

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In Book 2 p. 483 on June 12, 1797 William M. (S)ee of 
the town of Stillwater, Saratoga Co., N.Y. sold land to 
Josiah Benjamin of the same place — 40 parcels of land in 
the township of Camilbus, Onondaga Co., N.Y. and John 
Thompson and Eliakim Benjamin witnessed the sale. 

Children of Eliakim and Ruth ( ) Benjamin i 

1575. 1 male b. 1790-1800. 

1576. 1 female b. 1774-84. 

1577. 1 female b. 1794-1804. 

1578. 2 females b. 1810-20. 

Resources! Census Records; Microfilm records at Library of 
Latter Day Saints at Salt Lake City, Utah; Volsberg Records 
of New York Church Records. 

8 5 8. ABIGAIL BENJAMIN 6 (Josiah 5 , Joseph " 2 , John ); the dau. of 

Josiah and Benjamin; married Oliver Kellogg of Egremont 

Mass., the son of Deacon Timothy and Keziah (Jones) 
Kellogg. He was born August 12, 1767. 

They resided on the Burham Farm in Stillwater, Saratoga 
Co., N.Y. at the time of her father's death. Abigail and 
four children were received September 17» 1809 at the Still 
water Congregational Church (cr). In the 1810 census of 
Saratoga Co., N.Y. Oliver hadi 0-0-1-0-1//2-1-0-0-1. 

Children of Oliver and Abigail (Benjamin) Kellogg 1 

1579. Osias Kellogg. 

1580. Sally Kellogg. 

1581. Ruth Kellogg. 

1582. Betsey Kellogg. 

Resources; p. 113 Kelloggs in Old and New World . 

8 59. MARY BENJAMIN (Nathan**, Joseph ~^~ , John > born April 11, 
1762 at Mt. Washington, Mass.; the dau. of Nathan and 
Abigail (Dibble) Benjamin; died April 2, 1790 at Mt. Wash- 
ington, Mass. and is buried with her father in the Bow Wow 
Cemetery at Sheffield, Mass. She married Elijah King on 
April 9, 1783, the son of John and Elizabeth (Fenner) King. 
He was born February 9t 1758 at Egremont, Mass. or Armenia, 
N.Y. and died September 21, 1825 at South Egremont, Mass. 
He m/2 Mrs. Isabella Kellogg. Isabella had 2 sons by a 
previous marriage and Elijah and she had 7 children. 

Elijah was a farmer and a Revolutionary War soldier. 

Children of Elijah and Mary (Benjamin) Kings 
♦1583. Mary (Polly) King b. September 1, 1784 at Mt. Wash- 
ington, Mass. 
♦1584. Elijah King Jr. b. March 28, 1786 at S. Egremont. 
♦1585. Elizabeth (Betsey) King b. July 12, 1787 at Egremont, 
*1586. Esther King b. June 16, 1789 at S. Egremont, Mass. 

Children of Elijah and Isabella ( Kellogg) Kingi 

Sarah King; d. 1821. 
David King; d. I836. 






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son; (he was son of Reuben Morton Jr.); Letter from Mrs. 
Abigail Palmer; p. 182 John Hopkins of Cambridge. Mass. , 
Hopkins, 1932; Desc. of John Whitman of Weymouth. Mass. . 
Farnam, 1889j Rhode Island Vital Records. 

864. IRA BENJAMIN (Nathan 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born about 1774 at 

South Egremont, Mass.; the son of Nathan and Hannah (Wells) 
Benjamin; died at Lima, Livingston Co., New York. He mar- 
ried Betsey Humphrey of Lima and she m/2 Porter of 

Lima. Ira died fairly young. Abby Sabin said her father 
lived the longest, and he died at the age of 44. 

According to Abbie (Benjamin) Sabin, Ira remained 
with the older brother in Berkshire, and attended a noted 
school in Canaan, Conn., taught by the celebrated teacher, 
Asa Day. She said she remembered Uncle Ira living with her 
father (Nathan) at the first celebration of General Washing 
ton's birthday, after Washington died. Uncle Ira went down 
to Canaan, Conn, to celebrate, had a pretty high time, and 
was brought home with a broken arm. She goes on to say 
that Ira lived with her father some years, and that her 
father provided him with a small stock of goods, with which 
to establish himself. 

Ira is listed in the 1810 census of Lima, Livingston 
Co. (then Ontario Co.), New York with; 1-0-0-1-0//3-1-1-0-1 

Children of Ira and Betsey (Humphrey) Benjamin; 
♦1569. Ira Benjamin b. June 3, 1793 at Newburgh, N.Y. 
♦1570. Malinda Benjamin b. 1794-1800. 

1571. Chauncey Benjamin b. 1800-10; went to Springfield, 
Illinois; perhaps unm. 
*1572. Eliza Benjamin b. January 7, 1806 at Lima, N.Y. 

1573. Clarissa Benjamin b. 1800-10; m. January 28, 1829 

Peter VanBergen at Springfield, 111. and had sev- 
eral children; she died Jan. 28, 1879 at Spring- 
field, 111. 

1574. daughter b. 1800-10; perhaps died young. 

Children of and Betsey (Humphrey Benjamin) Porter; 

Lydia Porter; m. John Williams and lived in Spring- 
field, Illinois. 

Resources; Clyde Maffin, Ontario Co. Historian; Wilson 
Papers; Letters from Abby (Benjamin) Sabin and from H. E. 
Pearce. 

865. JOSIAH BENJAMIN (Nathan 5 , Joseph ~ 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born about 1776 

at Mt. Washington, Mass.; the son of Nathan and Hannah 
(Wells) Benjamin. He married Lucy Adams of Bloomfield, New 
York. 

Josiah owned land in Town 14 of the 9th Range of the 
Holland Land Company in Ontario County, New York. 

Abby (Benjamin) Sabin said she never knew about Josiah, 
except that he lived at Bloomfield, married, had a family, 
and died young. Joseph Dibble came from Mass. in 1804 and 

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bought land from Josiah. 

Josiah was listed in the 1800 census at Bloomfield, 
Ontario County, New York withi 1-0-1-0-0//1-0-1-0-0. 

Children of Josiah and Lucy (Adams) Benjamini 

1575. John Benjamin b. 1790-1800; m. Theresa j resided 

in Lockport, Iowa (?Lockport, N.Y.?) and had 2 
children — one boy, one girl, 
15?6. Sophronia Benjamin b. 1790-1800; m. on or about Mar- 
ch 24, 1824 Alfred Barrett of Lockport, N.Y. at 
E. Bloomfield, N.Y. They had two sonsi 
Alfred W. Bartlett 
William Bartlett, who died young. 
?*1577. Nathan Calvin Benjamin b. March 12, 1805. 

Resources! Clyde Moffin, Ontario County Historian; Wilson 
Papers; p. 207 Hist, of Ontario Co. N.Y. . Everts, 1876. 

867. LUTHER W. BENJAMIN (Nathan 5 , Joseph^" ^~ ? , John 1 ) born about 

1778 at Mt. Washington, Mass.; the son of Nathan and Hannah 
(Wells) Benjamin; died in Vera Cruz, Mexico. He married 
Maria Mawela of Vera Cruz in Mexico. 

One letter said they had 5 daughters, while another 
said 3 children, all daughters. 

There was a Luther W. Benjamin sthat was listed as head 
of a household in 1808 in Canandaigua, N.Y. 

According to Abby (Benjamin) Sabin, Luther, too, re- 
mained in Berkshire with an elder brother and learned the 
goldsmith trade. He, with Ire, attended the noted school 
in Canaan, Conn, taught by the celebrated teacher Asa Day. 
She said that after leaving Sheffield, he went West and 
that the next they heard from him was a letter from him at 
Honduras in Central America, saying that with two compan- 
ions they had sailed 300 miles down the Mississippi River 
in a bark canoe and landed in the Bay of Honduras. There 
he established himself in his trade, the first American 
mechanic that had been permitted to set up his trade or 
license to go into business in that place. He found plenty 
of employment, for Spanish gentlemen seemed to wear three 
or four watches at a time. He received $300. per year to 
keep the town clock in repair. He married a Spanish lady 
and he was making preparations to return to his native land 
when he was taken sick and died. His wife wrote them of 
his death. 

Resources; Colonial Fam. of U.S. , McKenzie; Clyde Moffin, 
Ontario County Historian; Letter by Lucy (Benjamin) Perry 
dated 1880 and letter by Abby (Benjamin) Sabin. 

868. JOHN BENJAMIN 6 (Nathan 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born February 4, 

1782 at Egremont, Mass.; the son of Nathan and Hannah 
(Wells) Benjamin; died September 17, 1814 at the age of 32 
at Mendon, Monroe Co., New York. (Note; One reference said 
he died in Canada. ) He died of a head wound received in 

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the War of 1812. He married Asenath Wright on September 
4, 1803. She was born September 7, 1?86 and died July 12, 
1820 at Victor, New York. She m/2 Joseph Haney of Mendon, 
New York. 

Children of John and Asenath (Wright) Benjamins 
*1578. Hiram Benjamin b. June 8, 1804 at E. Bloomfield, N.Y 
*15?9. Elisha Benjamin b. July 2, 1806 at E. Bloomfield, 
*1580. John L. Benjamin b. April 19t 1809 at Mendon, N.Y. 

1681. Sally Maria Benjamin b. August 17, 1813 at Mendon, 

N.Y.j d. August 15i 1832 at Mendon of cholera. 
She is buried in Mendon, N.Y. 

Resourcesi Wilson Papersi Letter from H. E. Pearce in 1880| 
Letter from Almira Benjamin dated 1899; Hist, of Ontario Co 
N.Y. . Everts, I876. 

869. HANNAH BENJAMIN (Nathan 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born December 
9, 1783 at S. Egremont, Mass.; the dau. of Nathan and Han- 
nah (Wells) Benjamin; died April 3. 1849 at East Bloom- 
field, Ontario Co., New York. She married March 4, 1806 
Dr. Henry Pell Hickok, son of Jeremiah and Mary (Pell) 
Hickok. He was born April 19, 1781 at Sheffield, Mass. and 
died March 8, 1854 at Canadice, Catskill f N.Y. 

Hannah was deeded land by Eluid Hopkins, the second 
husband of her mother. 

Childrenof Henry Pell and Hannah (Benjamin) Hickok t 

1682. Henry Horatio Hickok b. Feb. 10, 1807 at E. Bloom- 

field, N.Y.; d. April 29, I836. He taught school 
in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and was in business in New 
Orleans. He was shot by Indians in Mexico near 
Chihuahua. 

1683. Luther Wells Hickok b. Jan. 15, 1809 at E. Bloom- 

field, N.Y.i d. 1849 at Burlington, Iowai m. Aug- 
usta Hull. She m/2 John Clark. Childreni Emily 
H. Hickok who died young and Luther Wells Hickok. 

1684. Jeremiah Pell Hickok b. Sept. 7, 1810 at E. Bloom- 

field, N.Y.; d. Nov. 7, 1848} lived in Spring- 
field, 111. for a time, but returned to E. Bloom- 
field, N.Y. 1 a farmer. 

1685. Hannah Mary Hickok b. Jan. 26, 1812 at E. Bloom- 

field, N.Y.; d. May 15, 1847 at E. Bloomfieldi m. 
Feb. 24, 1834 William Harris Hall b. Mar. 5, 1808, 
d. Feb. 22, 1847 at Champion, N.Y. 

1686. Harriet Eliza Hickok b. March 12, 1815 at E. Bloom- 

field, N.Y.i m. Nov. 15, 1843 Allan Pearce, b.Aug. 
25, 1810 at Trenton, N.Y., d. Nov. 24, 1873 at 
Washington, DC. No issue, but adopted one girl. 
*1687. Samuel Hickok b. June 5, 1818 at E. Bloomfield, N.Y. 

1688. Sophronia Benjamin Hickok b. Aug. 11, 1820 at E. 

Bloomfield, N.Y.i d. Oct. 5. 1845 there. 

1689. James Dean Hickok b. July 28, 1823 at E. Bloomfield, 

N.Y.i d. Sept. 17, 1846 at E. Bloomfield, N.Y. 

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Resources! Wilson Papers* Letter from H.E. Pearce in 1880. 

871. ELISHA DURKEE (Mary 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 ' 2 , John 1 ) born June 6/8, 1764 
at Pomfret, Conn, (vr 1-97)? the son of Andrew and Mary 
(Benjamin) Durkeej died August 21, 1819 at Scipio, New York 
age 55. He married Hannah Gore, the dau. of Obadiah and 
Anna (Avery) Gore, who was born September 8, 1769 and died 
April 6, 1855 at Scipio, N.Y. 

Children of Elisha and Hannah (Gore) Durkee 1 

1690. Betsey Durkee b. December 5, 1790 at Ledyard, N.Y. j 

m. Col. Bowen Sweetland. She d. at Dryden, New 
York about 1859. 

1691. Cynthia Durkee b. July 9, 1791; m. Roswell Bennet. 

1692. Hannah Durkee b. Aug. 18, 1793 at Scipio, N.Y.; m. 

Sherman Beardsley. 

1693. Amanda Durkee b. Dec. 25. 1795 at Scipio, Cayuga Co. 

N.Y., d. July 8, 1887; m. October 15, 1818 Cyrus 
Allen. 

1694. Amarilla Durkee b. 20 Sept. 1797, d. Dec. 3, 1885 at 

Wapello, Iowa? m. Joseph Jackson, 

1695. Lucinda Durkee b. April 29, 1799, d. July 21, 1889; 

m. Judge Reuben Weed. 

1696. Obadiah Gore Durkee b. April 15, 1802. 

1697. Anna Durkee b. March 25, 1804, dc. 1889 at Ada, Mich 

igan; m. Hiram Rhodes. 

1698. Welthy Ann Durkee b. Sept. 12, 1806; d. Sept. 25, 

1833. age 27 1 m. Crary. 

1699. Sarah (Sally) Durkee b. Feb. 6, 1807; may have m. 

Spence and gone to Michigan. 

1700. Augustus Myers Durkee b. June 3, 1811, d. Jan. 14, 

1889 at Hammond, La. 5 m. 1842 Esther C. Stevens. 

Resource 1 Records of Mrs. Russell A. Winne of Oneonta, 
Mich.; Vol. 29 #2 p. 49-56 Detroit Soc. for Gen. Research. 
"Some Desc. of Andrew Durkee" by Frances Davis McTeer. 

873. WILKES DURKEE 6 (Mary 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born July 25, 1768 
at Hampton, Conn.; the son of Andrew and Mary (Benjamin) 
Durkeej died December 22, 1844 at Bloomfield Township, 
Oakland Co., Michigan. He m/l Hannah Fuller on October 18, 
1792 at Hampton, Conn., the dau. of Stephen and Mary (Ab- 
bott) Fuller. She was born August 17, 1772 at Windham, 
Conn, and died September 1, 1817 at Scipio, N.Y. He m/2 
Marcia (Weed) Yauger (Yawzer) on September 17, 1818, the 
widow of Philip Yauger. She died November 12, 1840 at 
Bloomfield, Michigan. He m/3 Joanna (Southard) Hunt on 
November 2, 1842. There were no children of this marriage. 
She died July 20, i860 in Kentucky. 

He moved from Hampton to Scipio, N.Y. about 1790 and in 
1823 moved from Cayuga Co., N.Y. to Bloomfield Twp., Mich. 
By family tradition, he came to Michigan with $1,000. in 
silver dollars and bought 1000 acres of government land. 

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Children of Wilkes and Hannah (Fuller) Durkeei 

1701. Mary (Polly) Durkee b. Aug. 18, 1793 at Scipio, N.Y. 

d. Feb. 25, 1862 at Scipio; m. Austin Downs b. Jan 
10, 1793 at Southbury, Conn. 

1702. Aurelia Durkee b. March 7t 1795 at Scipio; d. Aug. 3, 

1856 at Bloomfield, Mich. j m. April 16, 1816 Joshua 
Cooney b. October 11, 1790. 

1703. Anna Durkee b. Nov. 5. 1796; d. Aug. 11, 1799. 

1704. Almeron Durkee b. Aug. 17, 1799 at Scipio; d. Aug. 6, 

I867 at Union Spring, N.Y.; m. Eveline . 

1705. Baldwin Durkee b. Sept. 9, 1802 at Scipio; d. April 

5, 1810 at Scipio, N.Y. 

1706. William P. Durkee b.June 18, 1807 at Scipio, D. Mar. 

24, 1879 at Bloomfield, Mich. 5 m/l Caroline 
Warner; m/2 Polly Ann Pratt. 

1707. Stephen Fuller Durkee b. Jan. 4, 1805 at Scipioj d. 

Jan. 16, 1877 at Bloomfield, Mich.; m. Nancy Yaw- 
zer (Yauger), dau. of Wilke Durkee's 2nd wife. 

1708. Royal Durkee b. June 16, 1811 at Scipio; d. July 15, 

1882 at Long Lake, Genesse Co., Mich.; m. Maria -t 

1709. Hannah Ann Durkee b. June 7, 1815; d. Dec. 18, 1816. 

Children of Wilkes and Marcia (Week Yauger) Durkeei 

1710. John Franklin Durkee b. June 21, 1821 at Cayuga Co., 

N.Y.j d. Aug. 23, 1895 at Birmingham, Mich.; m. 
Aug. 5» 1841 Mary Beardslee. 

1711. Caroline Durkee b.July 27, 1825 at Bloomfield, Mich; 

d. Feb. 15, 1898 at Franklin Twp., Mich; m. James 
Van Avery. 

1712. Wilkes Durkee b. Sept. 3, 1828 at Bloofield, Mich.; 

d. Jan. 21, 1888; married 3 times, the last time 
to Joanne Southard. 

1713. Ann Eliza Durkee b. Sept. 5. 1831 at Bloomfield, 

Mich.; d. May 24, 1880; m. Charles Hunt, a son of 
Wilkes' third wife. 

(Note 1 Aurelia was stolen from her cradle by the Indi- 
ans and carried to Cayuga and sold to a colored woman for 
a pint of whiskey. ) 

Resources 1 Records of Mrs. Harry F. Going of Pontiac, Mich. 
Hist, of Windham. Conn . . Allen Lerned; Conn. Town Records. 

878. ROBERT DURKEE 6 (Mary 5 , Joseph ~ 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born February 23, 
1779 at Hampton, Conn, (vr 1-334) j the son of Andrew and 
Mary (Benjamin) Durkee; died February 1867 at Perry, 
Wyoming Co., New York. He married Amy Kingsbury on Sept= 
ember 13» 1861 at Perry. 

Children of Robert and Amy (Kingsbury) Durkeei 

1714. Dimis Durkee b. June 23, 1806 at Scipio, N.Y. ; m. 

February 26, 1826 Ely Lockwood. 

1715. Julia Durkee b. June 14, 1808; m. September 18, 

1823 William Hillaker. 

1716. Norman Durkee b. November 15, 1811 at Scipio, N.Y.; 

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d. May 20, 1877 at St. John, Michigan. 

1717. Emily Durkee b. January 25, 1817; m. April 8, I836 

Jedediah Macomber. 

1718. Clorinda Durkee b. October 25, 1825 and died young. 

Resources! p. 179-80 Hist, of Lebanon. N.H. . Downs, 1908. 

?882. ISAAC BENJAMIN (Isaac 5 , Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born March 27, 

1771, the possible son of Isaac and Mercy (Clark) Benjamin; 
died September 16, 1823. He married Arietta Cole on August 
29, 1813, the dau. of Benjamin and Prudence (Hard) Cole. 
She was born January 12, 1792 at Shaftsbury, Vermont and 
died March 13, I865 at Shelby County, Indiana. She m/2 
David Tracy on March 12, 1825. 

In their family Bible, it says "moved to Greenwich, New 
Jersey in the fall of our marriage. In 1814 moved to 
Bedford, Perm. Following year to Rodman, Jefferson Co., 
N.Y. Next year to Brownsville". Isaac removed with the 
Cole family to Selby Co., Indiana in 1820 and purchased 
land one mile sourth of Morristown. In the month of Oct. 
1920 as the land office in Brookville, Ind. Benjamin Cole 
and his sons Abel and Calvin and his sons-in-law, Moses 
Blood, William Dyer, Isaac Benjamin, and Ashbel Stone each 
purchased a quarter section of land in Hanover Township, 
Shelby Co., Indiana. 

Benjamin Cole moved to Otsego Co., N.Y. about 1804 and 
later to Jefferson Co., N.Y. 

Children of Isaac and Arietta (Cole) Benjamini 

1719. Edwin A. Benjamin b. September 15, 1814 at Bedford, 

Penn. j d. January 3» 1846; unm. 

1720. Calvin Benjamin b. September 22, 1815; d. September 

13, 1857; unm. 

1721. Judson Benjamin b. February 2/12, 1819 at Rodman, 

Jefferson Co., N.Y. j d. February 20, 1855 at Bos- 
ton, Mass. j m. September 3, 1848 Susan R. Stone. 

She m/2 Ward about 1866. Judson had a son 

Wayland Everett Benjamin, for on June 4, 1866 the 
Court appointed W. P. Jenks of Middletown, guard- 
ian of Wayland E. Benjamin. Judson was a student 
at Newton Theological Institution 1847-48 t was 
ordained a Baptist Minister in 1848; and was a mis 
sionary to Tavoy, Burma 1849-50; Mergui 1850-54; 
and returned and died at Boston, Mass. in 1855. 
He graduated from Brown University in 1846. Way- 
land E. Benjamin graduated from Boston University 
in 1879 and resided in N.Y.C. and had a soni Ed- 
ward Merrill Benjamin. 

1722. Prudence Benjamin b. August 16, 1821; d. October 20, 

1867; unm. 

Resources 1 p. 121 Desc. of James Cole of Plymouth. 1633 . 
Cole, 1908; p. 96 Baptist Ency. . Cathcart. 1881; Salt Lake 
Family Group Sheet. 

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883. STEPHEN BENJAMIN (Obediah^" , Joseph^ , John ) born October 

23, 1757 at Preston, Conn.; the son of Obediah and Mary 
(Hurd) Benjamin; bapt. April 23, 1758 at the First Cong. 
Church of Griswold, Conn, (cr 1-91). He married Molly Pike 
(Pyke) on November 17, 1781 at Horton Township, Kings Co- 
unty, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Notei Another Source said he 
m/1 Mary Parker of Annapolis and m/2 Molly Pike. ) 

Stephen was a farmer. He lived in Gaspereau all of his 
life. On Dec. 28, 1809 he applied to Sir George Provost, 
Governor of Nova Scotia, for a land grant. The petition 
was signed by Stephen Benjamin Jacob Benjamin, John Gent- 
ridge, and William Stimpson. He was granted 500 acres on 
the west side of River Phillip in Cumberland Co. on Feb. 

24, 1811, However, there is no record of him ever settling 
on this land. These grants were often treated as an invest 
ment, to be later sold. Perhaps Stephen's land was on the 
River Pugwash, not the River Phillip, as this land was 
later occupied by son Daniel. 

Children of Stephen and Molly (Pike) Benjamin i 
*1723. Daniel Benjamin b. December 1, 1782 at Horton Twp., 
Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada. 
1724. Nathaniel Benjamin b. August 12, 1784 at Hortonj d. 
Sept. 10, 1817; no issue. 
♦1725. Sarah Benjamin b. June 5. 1786 at Horton. 
*1726. William Benjamin b. July 8, 1788 at Horton. 

1727. Abraham Benjamin b. March 17, 1790? d. Oct. 6, 1792. 

1728. Mary Benjamin b. August 19, 1793. 

1729. Miriam Benjamin b. May 5, 1795? m. John Westcott. 
*1730. Abraham Benjamin b. April 6, 1798. 

♦1731. Lucy Benjamin b. June 6, 1800 at Horton. 

*1732. Lavinia Benjamin b. September 17. 1802 at Horton. 

♦1733. Stephen Benjamin b. June 25, 1805 at Horton. 

Resourcesi p, 315 Desc. of Moses Cleveland . Cleveland, 1899 
Book 9 Horton Township Records ? Qbadiah Benjamin of Nova 
Scotia , R. Allen Benjamin, 1973. 

884. CALEB BENJAMIN (Obediah^ , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born December 

10/11, 1759 at Preston, Conn, (vr 2-76); son of Obed and 
Mary (Hurd) Benjamin; bapt. March 23, 1760 at the First 
Cong. Church of Griswold, Conn, (cr 1-93). He married 
Lucy Colwall on August 6, 1784 at Horton Township, Kings 
County, Nova Scotia, Canada. She was born November 20, 
1762 and the dau. of John and Eleanor (Hackett) Coldwell. 

Children of Caleb and Lucy (Colwell) Benjamini 

♦1734. Ebenezer Benjamin b. February 10, 1785. 

1735. Jacob Whitman Benjamin b. December 20, 1786, 

♦1736. Eleanor Benjamin b. 1788. 

1737. Unice (Eunice) Benjamin b. 1789. 

*1738. Caleb Benjamin Jr. b. 1790. 

*1739. Lydia Benjamin b. 1791. 

1740. Elizabeth Benjamin; m. John Scott. They had a dau. 

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Lydia A. Scott who m. John L. Neal in 1850. He was 
b. 1824 and d. Dec. 30, 1919. Lydia d. Oct. 28, 
1877. 
1741. John Benjamin; died young. 

Resources! p. 315 Desc. of Moses Cleveland . Cleveland, 1899 
p. 76 Neal Fam. Gen. . Brigham, 1938; Obadiah Ben.jamin of 
Nova Scotia . R. Allen Benjamin, 1973. 

88 5. ABEL BENJAMIN (0bediah 5 ~\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born May 26, 
1762 at Horton Township, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada; 
son of Obediah and Mary (Hurd) Benjamin. He married Eunice 
Rand on June 4, 1787. She was born August 14, 1769 at 
Coventry, Conn., the dau. of Jonathan and Sylvia (Strong) 
Rand. 

Children of Abel and Eunice (Rand) Benjamini 
*1742. Perez Martin Benjamin b. October 23, 1791. 

1743. Orinda Benjamin b. June 4, 1794; m. William Duncan. 

1744. Charlotte Benjamin b. February 19, 1796; d. before 

1863; m. William Charles Porter. 

1745. Joanne Benjamin b. May 11, 1798; unm. 
*1746. Eunice Benjamin b. July 11, 1799. 

17^7. Olive Caroline Benjaminj died young. 

17^8. Lydia Matilda Benjamin; m. William Parker. 

1749. Mary Jane Benjamin; m. David Porter. 

1750. Abel Benjamin died 1875? m. 1852 Rebecca 5 no 

issue. 

1751. Jonathan Rand Benjamin d. May 8, 1863; unm. 

Resources 1 p. 315 Desc. of Moses Cleveland . Cleveland, 1899 
Book 4 Horton Township Records ; Obadiah Benjamin of Nova 
Scotia . R. Allen Benjamin, 1973. 

887. JACOB BENJAMIN (Obediah 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born October 

13, 1776 at Wolfville, Hortown Twp., Kings Co., Nova Scotia 
Canada; the son of Obed and Mary (Hurd) Benjamin; died July 

14, 1832 at Gaspereau, Nova Scotia. He married November 13 
1794 Salome Cleveland at Gaspereau. Hhe was the dau. of 
Major Ezekiel and Salome and was born January 5. 1794 and 
died February 25, 1853 at Nicheaux, Nova Scotia, age 77 
years. (Notei R. Allen Benjamin says she is the dau. of 

Benjamin and Mary ( ) Cleveland of Horton, who were with 

the original group that settled in Hortonville Twp.) They 
are both buried in the old cemetery at Wolfville. 

Jacob was given homestead at Gaspereau on the death of 
his father and was to look after his mother. In 1821 he 
was made trustee of the Gaspereau United Baptist Church. 

Children of Jacob and Salone (Cleveland)) Benjamini 

1752. Leva (Lova) Benjamin b. Dec. 22, 1795* d. Feb. 3, 

1796. 
♦1753. Elizabeth Benjamin b. February 19, 1797. 
*1754. Parney Benjamin b. April 26, 1799. 
♦1755. Ezekiel Benjamin b. April 1, 1801. 

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♦1756. Nancy Benjamin b. February 10, 1803. 
1757. Jacob Whitman Benjamin b. April 9, 1805; d. March 1, 
1883; urun.i left estate to brothers and sisters. 
*1758. Agnes E. Benjamin b. March 28, 1808. 
*1759. James Harvey Benjamin b. August 17 1 1813. 

1760. Salome Benjamin b. April 17, 1813; m. July 11, 1837 

Deacon Thomas Banks, farmer at Cleveland, Nova 
Scotia and had 6 children. 
*176l. Obed Benjamin b. March 1, 1815. 

1762. Mary Benjamin b. May 17, 1818; d. 1842 without issue; 

m. Colin Martin of Gaspereau. 

Resourcesi p. 735 Desc. of John Whitman of Weymouth. Mass. . 
Farnam, 1889 1 Book 5 Horton Township Records ; p. 802 Desc. 
of Moses Cleveland . Cleveland, 1899? p. 775 Gen, of Cleve- 
land Family . Cleveland, 1899; Qbadiah Benjamin of Nova 
Scotia . R. Allen Benjamin, 1973. 

888. LYDIA BENJAMIN (Obediah 5 , Joseph 3-2 , John 1 ) born August 20, 

1768 at Horton Twp., Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada; the 
dau. of Obediah and Mary (Hurd) Benjamin; died in 1846; 
and married in 1790 Willi am Parker. He was born in 1770 
and died in 1846. He was the son of Major Nathaniel Parker 
a soldier in the British Army at the siege of Quebec and a 
leading citizen of the Aylesford area. Lydia moved to Ayle 
sford when she married William. 

Children of William and Lydla (Benjamin) Parker « 

1763. Silas Parker b. 1790; m. Nancy Balcom. 

1764. Mary Parker b. Jan. 1792; m/l Job Randall jm/2 Joseph 

Wade. 

1765. Deacon Abel Parker b. Nov. 8, 1793; m. Jan. 25, 1821 

Susan Morse. 

1766. Salome Parker b. Sept. 2, 1796; m. Jonas Balcom. 

1767. Miriam Parker b. Sept. 1, 1799; m/l William Chase; 

m/2 Foster Chute. 

1768. David Obediah Parker (Rev.) b. Nov. 24, 1803; m/l 

Hannah Marie Morse; m/2 Mary Balcom. 

1769. Susanna Parker b. Nov. 24, 1805; m. Daniel Morse. 

1770. Edward Parker b. Mar. 1, 1808; m. Evalina Morse. 

1771. Nathaniel Parker b. Oct. 14, 1810. 

1772. James Parker (Rev.) b. Aug. 25, 1813; m. Phoebe 

Durland. 

Resource; Qbadiah Benjamin of Nova Scotia . R, Allen Benjam- 
in, 1973. 

889. ELIZABETH MARION BENJAMIN (Obediah 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born December 31, 1770 at Horton Twp., Kings County, Nova 
Scotia, Canada, the dau. of Obediah and Mary (Hurd) Benjam- 
in. She married Jeremiah Kinnie, the youngest son of Nath- 
an Kinne, who was granted 500 acres of land in Horton in 

1761. Jeremiah b. 1766 and died Jan. 29, 1831. 

Children of Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Kinnie 1 

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1773. James Kinnie b. 1794. 

1774. Jeremiah Kinnie Jr. b. June 10, 1797i d. Sept. 17, 

1876. 

1775. Nancy Kinnie b. 1801; m. Isaac Coldwell. 

1776. Pauline Kinnie b. 1803; m. Thomas McGrath Coldwell. 

1777. Abner Kinnie b. 1805; d. August 3, 1872; m. Mary 

Coldwell. 

1778. John Kinnie b. Aug. 14, 1807; m. Mary Angus. 

Resources 1 Qbediah Ben.jamin of Nova Scotia ; R. Allen 
Benjamin, 1973. 

892. ASA BENJAMIN (Abel 5 , Obed , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born March 20, 

1762 at Preston, Conn.; the son of Abel and Esther (Smith) 
Benjamin; died April 26, 1734, age 71 (gs) at Preston, 
Conn, (vr 2-389). He married Mary Roath (?Booth?) on Dec- 
ember 26, 1787. She was born 1764 and died January 25, 
1859, age 95 (gs) at Norwich, Conn. They are both buried 
in the Norwich Cemetery, lot #12-739. 

Asa purchased land from Capt. John Smith. He collected 
bounty property in Preston for his services. He served a 
total of 11 months. He served as a substitute for three 
different men and then he was drafted in 1779 for 2 months 
to guard prisoners of war in "Upper" Norwich. He was 
placed on the Pension Roll of New London, Conn, in 1833 
with pension #23586. 

Mary appeared in court on April 14, 1855 and testified 
that she was 90 years of age and lived with Ephraim Ben- 
jamin. 

(Note; Dr. Wilson had this Asa as the son of Abiel, 
#427. The Salt Lake Family Group Sheet shows him as the 

son of this Abel, but that he m. Lydia , who d. January 

26, 1831.) 

Children of Asa and Mary (Roath) Benjamin 1 
*1779. Ephraim Benjamin b. November 18, 1785 at Preston. 
1780. Mary Kemsley Benjamin b. September 15, 1788, d. Aug- 
ust 20, 1790, age 2, at Preston, Conn. 

71781. Ashel Benjamin b. Oct. 1786. 

71782. Asa Benjamin b. October 1786; d. Oct. 1786.7 

Resources! PAR Lineaae Book Vol. 16 p. 179, Vol. 20 p. 24l; 
Rix Family Gen. . Rix. 1906; p. 136 Hist, of New London. 
Conn. . 1905. 

893. SAMUEL BENJAMIN (Abel 5 , Obed , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Decem- 

ber 5, 1763 at Preston, Conn.; the son of Abel and Esther 
(Smith) Benjamin; bapt. May 31, 1771 at the First Cong. 
Church of Norwich (cr 1-16); died July 2, 1847 at Burling- 
ton, Otsego Co., New York. He married Polly Kimball (?Kem- 
ball) of Stonington, Conn, on November 16, 1786 at the 
Cong. Church of Christ at Preston, Conn, (cr 6-11). She 
was born April 29, 1766 and died June 7, 1840, age 74 (gs). 
They are both buried in the Old Garratsville Cemetery, 

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also known as the Butternut Cemetery at Burlington, N.Y. 
She was related to David R. Kemball, who m. Ida Johnson; a 
descendant of Jac. Eldred and related to the Harringtons. 

He was a Baptist Church member for more than 50 years. 
He is listed in the 1800 census at Burlington withi 1 m. 
0/10 i 2 m. 10/16; 1 m. 26/4 5// 3 f. 0/10 ; 1 f. 26/45. In 
the 1810 census of Edmonston, Otsego Co. he is listed as 
having; 2 m. 0/10; 1 m. 10/16; 1 m. 45+//1 f. 10/16; 1 f. 
45*. 

Children of Samuel and Polly (Kimball) Benjamim 

*1?83. Abel Benjamin b. November 1?, 178?. in Conn. 

1784. William Benjamin b. July 23, 1789; died young. 

*1785. Solomon Benjamin b. July 5, 1790. 

1786. Samuel Benjamin b. February 11, 1791; died young. 

1787. Sally Benjamin b. April 28, 1793. 

1788. Twin boys; died young. 

1789. Polly Benjamin b. January 3. 1796. 

1790. Esther Benjamin b. January 13, 1797; d. September 

1839, age 42. (gs). 

1791. Samuel Benjamin b. February 25, 1799; d. October 

1820. 
*1792. John Benjamin b. November 18, 1800 in Otsego Co., NY 
*1793. William C. Benjamin b. September 13, 1804 In N.Y. 

1794. Celinda Benjamin b. January 5, 1803; buried in same 

lot with parents, no dates on grave stone. 

1795. Elizabeth Benjamin b. May 31, 1807; d. September 19, 

1890, age 83 (gs); m. Stephen Marsh (March). She 
is buried in the Butternut Cemetery. Stephen 
Marsh came from Baimbridge, N.Y. area and was list 
ed in the 1850 census at Edmeston, Otsego, N.Y. 
Had sons 1 Henry b. I830 and Abel b. 1834. 

Resources; Vol. 45 p. 24 N.E. Hist, and Gen. Register ; Bos- 
ton Transcript Nov. 24, 1909; Research of Mrs. Gordon 
Ginther of Norwich, New York; PAR Bible Rec. Vol. 96 p. 
200-1, in possession of Mrs. Floyd Salisbury of Garrets- 
ville, N.Y. 

89 5. SOLOMON BENJAMIN (Abel^, Obed , Joseph^" 2 , John ) born June 
15, 1767 at Norwich, Conn. ; the son of Abel and Esther 
(Smith) Benjamin; bapt. May 31, 1771 at the Norwich First 

Cong. Church (cr 2-164); died in 1852. He married Lucy . 

In 1797 he belonged to the Cong. Church in Burlington, 
New York. He is listed in the 1800 census at Burlington 
with 1 1 m. 0/10; 1 m. 26/45// 1 f. 0/10 1 1 f. 16/26 and in 
the 1810 census with 1 m. 0/10 ; 1 m. 10/l6; 1 m. 16/26; 1 
m. 26/45// 2 f. 0/10; 1 f. 10/16; 1 f. 16/26; 1 f. 45+. 
He is listed in the 1840 census at New Hudson, Allegany Co. 
New York with 1 m. b. 1825-30; 1 m. b. 1760-70 and 1 f. 
b. 1760-70. Solomon's name is listed in the Allegany Land 
Records in 1839 and 1850. 

Children of Solomon and Lucy ( ) Benjamin; 



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?*1?96. 1 m. b. 1790-94 perhaps Asa Benjamin be. 1787 in 
Conn. 

1797. 1 m. b. 1794-1800 

♦1798. Ephraim Benjamin b. 1804 in Otsego Co., N.Y. 

71799. 1 m. b. 1825-30. 

1800. 1 f. b. 1784-94. 

1801. 1 f. b. 1794-1800. 

1802. 2 f. b. 1800-1810. 

Resources! Research of Mrs. Gorton Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 
Hurd's Hist of Otsego Co.. N.Y. 1740-1878; Research of Mr. 
F. Everett Benjamin of Owego, N.Y. 

897. R0D0EPHUS BENJAMIN (Abel 5 , 0bed\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Nov- 

ember 26/27, 1770 at Norwich, Conn. ; the son of Abel and 
Esther (Smith) Benjamin; bapt. May 31 , 1771 at Norwich 
First Cong. Church (cr 2-164); died about 1810. He married 
Lydia Franklin who was born 1774-84. Her father possibly 
might be Caleb Franklin of Hartwick, N.Y. 

Rodoephus is listed in the 1800 census at Burlington, 
Otsego Co., N.Y. withi 2 m. 0/10; 1 m. 26/45// 1 f. 0/10; 
1 f. 16/26. and in the 1810 census of Burlington, N.Y. it 
is the Widow Benjamin that is listed with 2-2-0-0-0//2-0-0- 
1-0. 

Letters of administration were given June 27, 1810 and 
Lydia Benjamin was appointed administrator. (Coopers town 
Probate Book Ci24). 

Children of Rodoephus and Lydia (Franklin) Benjamini 
*1803. Caleb Franklin Benjamin b. May 18, 1798 at Burling- 
ton, New York. 
7*1804. Asahel (Asel) Ben amin be. 1808 in Otsego Co., N.Y. 
71805. Lucinda Benjamin b. 1800-10. 

1806. 1 f. b. 1790-1800. 

1807. 1 m. b. 1794-1800. 

1808. 1 m. b. 1800-10. 
*1809. Louisa Benjamin. 

Resources 1 Research of Mrs. Samuel Medbury of Berlin, N.Y. 
and Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

898. CHRISTOPHER BENJAMIN (Abel 5 , Obed , Joseph 5 " 2 , John ) born 

August 4, 1774 at Norwich, Conn.; the son of Abel and Esth- 
er (Smith) Benjamin; died July 11, 1849 at Barre, Orleans 
County, New York. He married/1 Sarah (Sally) Fitch of 
Preston, Conn, on April 9, 1797 at Preston (vr 1-83). She 
was the dau. of Elijah and Elizabeth (Mix) Fitch and was 
born August 10, 1778 at Norwich, Conn, and died August 1829 
at Genoa, Michigan. He m/2 Nancy A. Beaupan of Genoa, 
Michigan on September 26, 1839. (See page 928.) 

He moved to Burlington, N.Y. with his parents at the 
age of 15. (c.1788). 

In 1798 he purchased land from Judge Cooper in Burling- 
ton. , N.Y. on which he built a log house in which he re- 

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sided for 18 years and in which 8 of his children were 
born. In 1816 he built a new frame house, that was consid- 
ered very nice for the time. In September 1822 he sold his 
farm to John Harris for about $15. per acre and purchased, 
in October 1822, 122 acres from Jesse Mason and Alva Inman 
in the township of Barre, Orleans Co., N.Y. 

Children of Christopher and Sarah (Fitch) Benjamin i 

1810. Fitch Benjamin b. December 1798 at Burlington, N.Y.j 

d. at the age of 3 from cholera. 

1811. Zurvier Benjamin b. January 23, 1801; d. 1841 at 

Genoa, Mich; m. John Brown and left 4 daus. 

1812. Fidelia Benjamin b. March 15, 1803 at Burlington, N. 

Y. ; m. Elihu Rogers and resided in Barre, N.Y. 
Divorced about 1841; had 2 sons and 2 daus. 
♦1813. Alvin Fitch Benjamin b. June 13, 1805 at Burlington. 

1814. David Benjamin b. August 180?; died within 2 days. 

1815. Elizabeth N. Benjamin b. January JO, 1818 at Burling 

ton, N.Y,; m. David Buck; resided at Lyons, Mich; 
had five children. 

*1816. Henry Dearborn Benjamin b. January 31, 1813 at Bur- 
lington, N.Y. 

♦1817. Nelson S. Benjamin b. October 11, 1815 at Burlington 

1818. Bishop Benjamin b. August 1818; d. within 3 months. 

1819. Sarah Benjamin b. September 9, 1819 ; was scaled to 

death at the age of 2 years. 

Resources; Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 
which inoluded a diary kept by Henry D. Benjamin. 

901 . LATHROP ( LATHRUP ) BENJAMIN (Abel 5 , 0bed\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born October 24, 1782 at Norwich, Conn.; the son of Abel 
and Esther (Smith) Benjamin; died 1842 at the age of 60. 
He married Mary (Polly) Lewis. 

He is listed in the 1810 census of Burlington, N.Y. 
withi 2 m. 0/10; 1 m. 10/16; 1 m. 26/45; 1 m. 45+// 1 f. 
0/10; 1 f. 10/16; 1 f. 16/26; 1 f. 45+ and in the 1820 cen- 
sus as the same place withi 1 m. 0/10; 2 m. 10/16; 1 m. 
26/45; 1 m. 45*// ^ *"• 0/10; 1 f. 26/45; 1 f. 45+. 

In the Diary of Henry D. Benjamin, he said that Abel 
and Esther Benjamin lived the last 15 to 20 years of their 
lives with Lathrop. 

Children of Lathrop and Polly (Lewis) Benjamini 
♦1820. Russell Benjamin b. 1805/6. 
♦1821. James Benjamin b. 1812. 
1822. Almira Benjamin b. March 2, 1818 at Burlington, N.Y. 
d. August 28, 1891 at Hartwick, N.Y. ; m. December 
24, 1838 at Hartwick David Solomon Avery; m/2 
Albert Allen Avery, the son of Solomon Story Avery 
b. Oct. 24, 1817, d. 1891; Children. 
Melvin Delos Avery. 
Marietta Stevens Avery. 
Lathrop Solomon Avery. 

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1823. Diantha Benjamin. 
*1824. Erastus Benjamin b. November 2, 1821. 

1825. William Benjamin be. 1822» m. Nancy . Had soni 

Lathrop Benjamin b. Feb. 4, 184? at either Lyons 
or Rose, Wayne Co., N.Y. (vr). 
71826. Lathrop Benjamin. There is a record of a Lathrop 
Benjamin of Hartford who m. July 20, 1845 Eliza 
Jane Washbun of Hartford. (p. 77 Marriage Rec. 
1816-49 Susquehanna Co . , Penn. Newspapers . ) 

Resourcesi p. 687 Groton Avery Clan . Avery, 1912j p. 202 
John North of Fammington. Conn . . North, 1921; Vol. 4 
Vital Records of Wayne Co. Hist. Soc.. N.Y. ; Research of 
Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

902. DANIEL BENJAMIN 6 (Eben 5 , 0bed\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Sept- 
ember 26, 1762 at Preston, Conn, (vr 2-43) j the son of 
Ebenezer andPhoebe (Benjamin) Benjaminj died about 1823. 
He married Sarah Davis of Anslertilz, New York on November 
19. 1782 at New Concord, Albany Co., New York. She was the 
dau. of John Davis and was born August 23, 1763 and was 
still alive in March 1843. She m/2 Jared Rice on April 13, 
1825 and he died April 11, 1831. After his death, Sarah 
resided with Judson Park. 

Daniel is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Canaan, 
Columbia Co., N.Y. with 1-2-2 and also in Canaan in the 
1800 census withi 1-1-1-1-0//2-1-0-1-0. 

Daniel was an Ensign in Preson's Company, Cady's Regt* 
of the Columbia Co. Militia in 1796 and resigned Jan. 1804. 
In the Revolutionary War he was a private in the Albany 
County Militia, 8th Regt. under Col. Robert VanRennsselaer. 
He was also in Col. Whiting's Regt. of the Albany Co. 
Militia and John Davis was a Captain in that same company. 
He served 1 or 2 tours under his wife's father. He also 
acted as a substitute and was hired by others to serve 
their tour of duty. He went to Fishkill in the same Com- 
pany as Joseph Doty. He was also under Capt. Noble and 
Capt. Salisbury in the Regt. of Col. DuBois. His pension 
number was #W20023. 

Children of Daniel and Sarah (Davis) Benjamint 

1827. Philander Benjamin b. August 14, 1784. (male). 

1828. Tryphenia Benjamin b. June 24, 1785. (female). 

1829. Ebenezer Benjamin b. January 19. 1787. (Have a re- 
cord of a m. of Ebenezer Benjamin to Hannah Adsit 
b. 1782, dau. of Ebenezer and Betsey (Alger) Adsit 
that might be this Ebenezer.) 

1830. Sally Benjamin b. November 2, 1789; d. January 17, 
I860 j m. May 17, 1810 Judson Parke, who was b. 
Oct. 9, 1789 at Canaan, N.Y., the son of Ezra 
Parke. He d. Dec. 22, 1872/4. They had two 
daus. — Atlanta and Sarah Ann Parke. One lived in 
Springfield, N.J. and the other at Spencertown, in 
the old homestead. 

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1831. Philotheta Benjamin b. April 24, 1?93; d. April 2, 

1866, age 72 (gs) and is buried in the Park lot 
in Spencertown, Columbia Co., N.Y. 

1832, Benrent (Bearrent) Benjamin b. August 7, 1800. (male) 

Resources i p\. 146 Park Family in Conn .. Parks, 1906 ; Wilson 
Papers, which included a letter from Judson Park's son-in- 
law; p. Ill N.Y. in th e Rev, as a Colony and State . Roberts 
Benjamin Family of Columbia Co.. N.Y. . R. M. Benjamin, 1911 
p. 7 Desc. of John Adsit of Lyme. Conn . Adsit. 

903. EBENEZER S. BENJAMIN (Eben^, Obed , Joseph 3 " 2 , John ) born 

April 4, 1766 at Preston, Conn. ; the son of Ebenezer and 
Phoebe (Benjamin) Benjamin; died January 25, 1855 at the 
age of 89-9-21 (gs) at Westmoreland, Oneida Co., New York. 
He is buried in the Lowell Cemetery in Oneida Co., N.Y. 
He married Elizabeth Foote on January 24, 1790. She was 
born 1771 and died Sept. 18/19, 1850/1, age 78-11-23 (gs) 
and is buried with her husband. 

He is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Spencertown, 
Albany Co., N.Y. with 1-3-2. 

He served in the Revolutionary War in the Albany, New 
York Militia. He was in the 8th Regt. under Col. Robert 
VanRensselaer and in the 17th Regt. under Col. B. Whiting. 
He also served under Col. VanCortland. He received a pen- 
sion under the number #S12151 and was on the 1840 Pension 
Rolls at the age of 76 and was listed as being blind on the 
1850 Rolls. 

His will was dated Dec. 17, 1845 and probated March 1, 
1855. (Oneida Co. Wills Vol. Ilil34). 

Children of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Foote) Benjamini 
♦1833. Darius Ranson Benjamin be. 1797 at Washington Co. NY 
*1834. Eliza Ann Benjamin b. 1811. 
♦1835. Ehil Benjamin. 

I836. Cynthia Benjamin b. 1790-1800; m. Howard Ward of 
Penn, 

Resources 1 The Benjamin Fam. of Columbia Co.. N.Y. . R. M. 
Benjamin, 1911; v. 134 Hist. of Oneida Co.. N.Y. i v. Ill 
N.Y. in the Rev, and a Colony and State . Roberts; Vol. 11 
p. 26 Oneida Co.. N.Y. PAR Records ; Research of Mrs. Gordon 
Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

904. WILLIAM BENJAMIN (Eben 5 , Obed , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born April 

16, 1768 at Preston, Conn.; the son of Ebenezer and Phoebe 
(Benjamin) Benjamin; died November 19, 1844 at Chatham, 
Columbia Co., N.Y., age 75 (gs) and buried at Red Rock on 
the farm with his father. He m/1 Mary Juliana Beebe of 
Chatham of January 24, 1790. She was the dau. of John and 
Mary (Hill) Beebe and was born about I769 and died February 
7, 1832, age 63 at Chatham, N.Y. (gs). She is also buried 
at Red Rock, N.Y., in her father-in-law's plot. He m/2 on 
April 11, 1833 Margaret Maybee. 

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He is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Caanan, Col- 
umbia Co., New York with just he and his wife. He is also 
in the 1800 census at Caanan and in the 1810 census at 
Chatham, N.Y. 

He died intestate and letters of administration were 
given to Margaret Benjamin on March 19, 1845. 

Children of William and Mary J. (Beebe) Benjamini 
♦1837. Sally Benjamin b. October 10, 1790 at Caanan, N.Y. 
*1838. Christinia Benjamin b. January 12, 1792 at Caanan. 
*1839. Phoebe Benjamin b. January 4, 1795 at Caanan, N.Y. 
♦1840. Eleazer Benjamin b. August 19, 1797 at Caanan, N.Y.j 

resided in Stephentown, Renssalaer Co., N.Y. in 

1845. 

1841. Mary (Polly) Benjamin b. January 26, 1799 at Caanan; 

m. John Bodine in New York City in 1845. 

1842. John E. Benjamin b. May 13, 1801 in Caanan, N.Y. ; 

resided in New York City in 1845. 

1843. Ruth Benjamin b. May 13, 1804 at Caanan; m. Joseph W. 

Smith and resided in Chatham, N.Y. in 1845 ; had a 
dau. Frances E. Smith m. July 21, I856 George 
Keith Kimball. 

1844. Anson P. Benjamin b. April 18, 1808 at Chatham, N.Y. 

m. April 27, 1832 Lucia Smith at Penn Yam, N.Y.. 
He may have m/2 Myrta Vernelia Chaplin. He re- 
sided in New York City in 1845. 
*1845. Jane Benjamin b. April 26, 1815 at Chatham, N.Y. 

Children of William and Margaret (Maybee) Benjamini 
♦1846. William Benjamin Jr. b. October 8, 1834 at Chatham. 

1847. Milton R. Benjamin b. October 13, I838 at Chatham; 
d, September 7i I869, age 30 yrs. 9 mos. (gs) and 
buried in Short Tract Cemetery in Granger Twp., 

Allegany Co., N.Y. There was a Mary Ann 

listed with him. No further information. 

Resources! p. 775 Kimball Fam. of Am. . Morrison, 1897; p. 40 
and p. 326 Crandall Gen. . Crandall, 1898; Benjamin Fam. of 
Columbia Co. . N.Y., Reuben Benjamin, 1911 » Letters to Dr. 
Wilson from Stephen Crandall and Frank Wm. Crandall; p. 18 
March 1968 Treetalks t Probate Records. 

90 5. BENJAMIN B. BENJAMIN 6 (Eben 5 , 0bed\ Joseph 3 " 2 John 1 ) born 
January 13, 1770 at Preston, Conn, (vr 2-43; ; the son of 
Ebenezer and Phoebe (Benjamin) Benjamin; died October 1859 
at the age of 90 (gs) at Westmoreland, Oneida Co., N.Y. He 

married Pamelia (Permelia) . She was born 1778 in Mass. 

and died July I865 at the age of 87 yrs. (gs). They are 
both buried in the Lowell Cemetery at Westmoreland. 

He was a blacksmith, with limited means and a large 
family. He owned land in Westmoreland in 1814 and in the 
1855 census says that he had been in Oneida Co. for 81 
years. A Benjamin Benjamin was on the Pension Roll in 1813 
and is listed as being from Conn, in the Revolutionary War. 

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He died intestate (Vol. I8136I Probate Records) and his 
estate was filed in I863. 

Children of Benjamin and Permelia ( ) Benjamin; 

♦1848. Henry Benjamin b. September 1798 at Columbia Co., NY 

1849. Louisa Benjamin; m. Croshaw, and had a son John 

B. Croshaw, Private in the 117th Regt. of N.Y. 
Volunteers and was in Charleston, S.C. in 1859. 
Louisa resided in Westmoreland. 

*1850. William Benjamin b. 1800 in Westmoreland, N.Y. 

♦1851. Riley Benjamin b. 1802 at Westmoreland. 

*1852. Nelson Benjamin. 
1853. Alansing (Alemson) Benjamin; m. Mary Keeney, who 

died in 1874 at Rome, N.Y. She m/2 Gordon. 

Her will is on file (Vol. 24;23) and she left the 
estate to 3 brothers of her first husband — Henry, 
Riley, and Nelson Benjamin and a niece, Mary L. 
Benjamin, wife of James E. Benjamin of Rose, Wayne 
Co., N.Y. Apparently they had no children. 

*1854. Anson L. Benjamin b. March 14, 1817 at Westmoreland. 

1855. Rose Benjamin b. 1818; d. June 12, 1834 at Westmore- 

land, N.Y.; buried in the Lowell Cem. 

1856. Daniel Benjamin be. 1820; d. March 18, 1834, age 14 

years (gs); buried in the Lowell Cemetery. 

Resources; p. 26 Landmarks of Wayne Co.. N.Y. . Cowles; p. 
14 Oneida Co.. N.Y. PAR Records . Vol. 2; Research of Mrs. 
Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

907. ELIZABETH BENJAMIN (Eben^, Obed , Joseph 5 " 2 , John 1 ) born May 
9/11, 1773 at Preston, Conn.; the dau. of Ebenezer and 
Phoebe (Benjamin) Benjamin; married Amos Starkweather. He 
was the son of Nathan and Dorcas KHamlin or Hamilton) Stark 
weather, born February 7$ 1763 at Killingly, Conn, and died 
1844 at Alabama, Otsego Co., New York. 

He was a blacksmith and was in the Revolutionary War, 
with three months service. 

Children of Amos and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Starkweather! 

1857. Phoebe Starkweather b. 1793 \ m. Chester Goodrich and 

had son Asher Goodrich. Asher had; Chester B. , 
Alida (d. young), and Frank Goodrich. 

1858. David Starkweathe b.1794; m. Sarah Wood. 

1859. Benjamin Starkweather b. 1796; m. Electa F. Bullock. 
i860. Nelson Starkweather b. 1799 at Chatham, N.Y.; m. 

Annis Holmes. 

1861. Asher Starkweather b. 1797; went South. 

1862. Betsey Starkweather b. 1801 at Chatham; m. David 

Stark or Ebenezer Story. 

1863. Riley Starkweather b. 1803; d. 1823. 

1864. Almira Starkweather b. Jan. 6, 1805 at Caanan, N.Y.; 

d. Oct. 19, 1850 at Sudbury (?Sunbury), Ohio; m. 
at Worcester, N.Y. Aug. 3» 1824 Gurdon Babcock, 
son of Henry and Anna (Bull) Babcock. Her child- 

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ren werei Henry Gurdon; Phebe Ann; Oliver Morrellt 
Lucinda Florilla; James S. ; Sophronia Almira; 
Alonzo Nelson; and George Riley Babcock. 

1865. Florella Starkweather b. 1808; m. Isaac Denel. 

1866. Martin Starkweather b. 1812; m. Mary Bachelor. 

1867. Schuyler Starkweather b. 1816; m/l Marianne Winchell 

m/2 Katherine LaFountain. 

Resourcesi p. 270 Babcock Gen. . Babcock, 1903; p. 77 Stark- 
weather Gen. . Starkweather, 1904 j Ben.iamin Family of Col- 
umbia Co. . N.Y. . Reuben M. Benjamin, 1911. 

909. ELIJAH BENJAMIN 6 (Eben?, 0bed\ Joseph 3 ' 2 , John 1 ) born August/ 
October 28, 1778 at Red Rock, Columbia Co., New York; the 
son of Ebenezer and Phoebe (Benjamin) Benjamin; died June 
5/9. 1852 at either Red Rock or Canaan, Columbia Co., N.Y. 
He married Lois Barnes on January 25, 1804. She was born 
in 1779 and died February 18, 1852 at Red Rock. 

An Elijah Benjamin owned land in Westmoreland, Oneida 
Co., N.Y. in 1814. Perhaps he bought the land but never 
moved there. 

His will is on file in Columbia Co. Probate Records 
#L1-119. 

Children of Elijah and Lois (Barnes) Benjamini 
*1868. Lucinda Benjamin b. November 6, 1804 at Red Rock, NY 

1869. Elisha B. Benjamin b. October 2, 1806. 

1870. Louisa Benjamin b. December 6, 1808 at Red Rockj m. 

Ford. She died before her father. 

1871. Edwin Benjamin b. January 9. 1811 at Red Rock. 

1872. Mary Benjamin b. August 6, 1814; m. Goodrich. 

*1873. William H. Benjamin b. June 17, 1816 at Red Rock, NY 

1874. Daniel B. Benjamin b. September 16, 1818 at Red Rock 

1875. Nathaniel Benjamin b. Januaryl8, 1821 at Red Rock. 
*1876. Leonard Benjamin b. October 12, 1823 at Red Rock. 

1877. Addie Benjamin; m. Fuller. 

Resourcesi Vol. 100 p. 241 and Vol. 107 p. 136 PAR Lineage 
Books; Ben.iamin Family of Columbia Co.. N.Y. . Benjamin, 
1911. 

910 PHOEBE BENJAMIN 6 (Eben 5 , Obed^, Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born January 
18, 1780 at Red Rock, Columbia Co., New York; the dau. of 
Ebenezer and Phoebe (Benjamin) Benjamin. She married 
Josiah Wheeler of Columbia Co., N.Y. He was born 1772 and 
died 1845. 

Children of Josiah and Phoebe (Benjamin) Wheeler; 

1878. Martin B. Wheeler. 

Resourcesi p. 1013 Wheeler Gen .. Wheeler, 1914; Hist, of 
Ben.iamin Fam. of Columbia Co.. N.Y. , Benjamin, 1911. 

911. DARIUS BENJAMIN (Eben 5 , Obed , Joseph 3 " 2 , John ) born Febru- 
ary 15, 1781 at Red Rock, Columbia Co., New York; the son 

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of Ebenezer and Phoebe (Benjamin) Benjamin; died April 24 , 
1850 at the age of 69 at Chatham Center, Columbia Co., New 
York. He married Martha (Patty) Rogers on July 5, 1817. 
She was the dau. of Timothy and Sally (Moore) Rogers and 
was born February 18, 1795 in N.Y. and died November 20, 
1884 at Benjaminville, McLean County, Illinois. 

Darius was a farmer and was in the War of 1812. In the 
1850 census, Timothy and the younger sons still resided 
with the widow in New York. In I856 Martha followed her 
sons to Illinois. 

Children of Darius and Martha (Rogers) Benjamini 
♦1879. Edward D. Benjamin b. June 29, 1818 at Chatham, N.Y. 
*1880. DeWitt Clinton Benjamin b. May 28, 1820 at Chatham. 
♦1881. Timothy Rogers Benjamin b. May 17, 1822. 
*1882. John R. Benjamin b. October 17, 1824 at Truxton, 

Cortland Co. , N.Y. 
I883. Gilbert R. Benjamin b. October 6, 1830 at Columbia 

Co., N.Y.j d. Februaryl839 at the age of 9 at 

Columbia Co. , N.Y. 
*1884. Reuben Moore Benjamin b. June 29, 1833 at Columbia 

Co. , New York. 

Resourcesi Vol. 5 p. 69 Abridged Compendius of Am. Gen t 
Boston Transcript Sept. 12, 1929? Benjamin Family of Col- 
umbia Co. . N.Y. . R. M. Benjamin, 1911 > Am. Gen. Biog. Index 

912. MARTIN BENJAMIN (Eben^, Obed , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born about 
1785 or 1787 at Red Rock, Columbia Co., New York? the son 
of Ebenezer and Phoebe (Benjamin) Benjamin; died May 17, 
1852 at Brunswick, Medina County, Ohio. He married Anna 
Lovejoy, the dau. of Capt. Daniel and Prudence (Cady) 
Lovejoy. She was born about 1780 in New York. 

Martin was a farmer and resided for a time in James- 
town, Chautauqua Co., N.Y. and was in the 1840 and 1850 
census at Median Co., Ohio. 

Children of Martin and Anna (Lovejoy) Benjamini 
*1885. Daniel Lovejoy Benjamin b. 1815 in New York. 

1886. Ruth Benjamin. 

1887. Almira Benjamin. 

1888. Sophia Benjamin. 

1889. Lucretia Benjamin. 

Resourcesi p. 101 Lovejoy Gen. , Lovejoy, 1930> Benjamin 
Family of Columbia Co.. N.Y. . Benjamin, 1911. 

920. PHINEAS BENJAMIN (Phineas 5 , Jedediah , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
February 7» 1761 at Canterbury, Conn, (vr 1-81) j the son of 
Phineas and Zipporah (Spaulding) Benjaminj bapt. August 5, 
1770 at the First Church of Christ at Sharon, Conn, (cr 1- 
35); died December 15, 1845 and is buried at Lake Ridge 
Cemetery, Tompkins Co., New York. He m/l Mehi table Chapman 
who was born about 1766 and died April 9, 1840, age 74 (gs) 

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She is buried in the same cem etery as her husband. He m/2 
Hannah Pease of Enfield, Conn., the dau. of Aaron and Hul- 
dah (Spencer) Pease, born about 1?80 in Conn. She was mar- 
ried two cr three times, with children with each marriage, 
and in 1848 was the Widow Benjamin. 

Phineas is listed in the 1790 Fedearl Census at Litch- 
field, Litchfield Co., Conn, with 1-1-3 and as Phineas Jr. 
was listed in the 1800 census of Sharon, Conn, withi 
1-1-0-1-0//3-0-0-1-0. 

He is listed as an Ensign in the 7th Co., 25th Regt. 
of the New York Mimitia. 

Children of Phineas and Mehitable (Chapman) Benjamini 
*1890. Zener (Zemus/Zenus) Benjamin b. 1788 in Conn. 
♦1891. Phineas T. Benjamin b. December 27, 1791 in Conn. 

1892. Samuel Benjamin (from cem. rec. West Genoa Cem.) m. 
Sophia LaTourette, wife of Jonathan, and 2nd wife 
of Samuel Benjamin b. Oct. 15, 1814, d. Sept. 25, 

1877. 

1893. Seymour Benjamin be. 1775-94. 

1894. Betsey Benjamin b. 1795» d. 1855; m. William K. 
Reeves, b. 1795; d. 1847. 

*1895. Josiah Benjamin b. 1797. 

1896. Tamar L./E. Benjamin b. August 11, 1804 ; d. Sept. 
24, 1825 (gs); buried King Ferry Cemetery at West 
Genaoa, Cayuga Co., N.Y.j m. Nov. 24, 1825 Alonzo 
E./B. Atwater b. April 6, 1805; d. 1878 (gs), son 
of John G. Atwater. Childreni Alonzo; Norma; 
Jason; W. Hudson} and Emily H. Atwater, who was b. 
1841, d. 1926 (gs) and buried with her parents. 

1897. Zipporah Benjamin; m. Fredrich Berlew. 

1898. Roxy Benjamin. 

Resources 1 DeWitt Historical Society Records via F. Everett 
Benjamin; Sharon, Conn. Town Records; p. 99 Vol. 137 PAR 
Lineage Book ; p. 323 Vol. 8 Rec. of State of Conn. . Hoadly; 
p. 364 Vol. 54 N.Y. Gen, and Biog. Record ; p. 397 Vol. 53 
Ibid ; p. 96 Abbe- Abbey Gen. . Nichols, 1916. 

922. JEMIMA BENJAMIN (Phineas 5 , Jedediah\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
November 1, 1769 at Sharon, Conn.; the dau. of Phineas and 
Jemima (Hollister) Benjamin; bapt. Agust 5» 1770 at the 
First Church of Christ at Sharon (cr 1-35). She married 
Belden Kellogg of Egremont, Mass. on July 3» 1794, son of 
Lt. Stephen and Mindwell (Belden) Kellogg. He was born Nov 
ember 4, 1766. Jemima was his second wife. He had m/l 
Tabitha Karner in 1786 and she died in 1792. 

He removed from Mass. to Utica, New York and then in 
1811 to Milton, New York. 

Children of Belden and Jemima (Benjamin) Kellogg 1 

1899. Sylvanus Kellogg b. September 18, 1801. 

1900. Sylvester Kellogg b. August 5, 1803; d. 1805. 

1901. Phineas Benjamin Kellogg b. January 12, 1805. 

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1902. Belden Kellogg b. April 7. 1807; went to Illinois. 

1903. Milton Kellogg b. October 12, 1808; went to Texas. 

1904. Minerva Kellogg b. December 31, 1809; m. LeRoy Reed. 

1905. Calista Kellogg b. November 7, 1811. 

Resources; p. 123 and 253 Kelloggs in the Old World and New 
Hopkins, 1903. 

927. AMOS BENJAMIN (Phineas 5 , Jedediah , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
September 10, 1778 at Sharon, Conn, (vr 8-6l); the son of 
Phineas and Jemima (Hollister) Benjamin. His wife was born 

1785-95. 

There is an Amos Benjamin listed in the 1810 census at 
Amenia, Dutchess Co., New York with; 0-1-0-1-0//2-0-1-0-0 
between Francis Barlow and Thomas Might. There is also an 
Amos Benjamin listed in the 1835 records at Salisbury, Herk 
imer Co., N.Y. with 3 males, one subject to military duty, 
1 male between 5-16; 1 f. under 45 all born in New York. 
In 1848 Amos was granted land to George and Martha Benjamin, 
(Vol. 54 p. 517 & 661.) 

933. DANIEL BENJAMIN (Phineas 5 , Jedediah , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
December 27, 1791 at Sharon, Conn, (gs); the son of Phineas 
and Jemima (Hollister) Benjamin; bapt. March 1792 at Sharon 
Conn. (cr)j died October 6, 1857 (gs) and buried in the 
Amenia Burying Grounds at Amenia, Dutchess Co., New York. 
He married Nancy Meade (Meed) of Amenia on January 22, 1814 
at Amenia. She was the dau. of Job and Ruth (Hibbard) 
Meade and was born August 24, 1792 at Dutchess Co., N.Y. 
and died April 17. 1866 (gs) and is buried with her husband. 

Children of Daniel and Nancy (Meade) Benjamin 1 

1906. Maria Benjamin b. June 25» 1815? d. December 19» 

1892 (gs); buried at Amenia Island, N.Y. She mar- 
ried Daniel Piatt. 

1907. Cornelia Benjamin be. 1820; d. July 1857. 

1908. Amelia Benjamin be. 1822; m. Aaron Haskins. 

1909. Louisa Benjamin b. November 18, 1824; d. 1901; m. 

E. G. Caulkins. 

1910. John H. Benjamin b. February 1828 (cem. rec. says b. 

Jan. 31. 1829 at Dutchess Co.); d. April 1, 1888 
at Syracuse, N.Y. and buried in the Oakwood Cem. 

at Syracuse; m. Hannah H, b. March 30, 1834, 

d. Apr. 1905 (gs) and buried with her husband. 

1911. Charles A./M. Benjamin b. October 3/8, I830/I; d. 

Janaury 8, 1891 and buried in the Amenia Burying 
Grounds, N.Y. 

Resources; Amenia Cemetery Records sent by Mrs. Raymond 
Fales of Westford, Mass.; Marriages and Deaths of Dutchess 
Co. . Reynolds; Salt Lake Family Group Sheet; PAR Cemetery 
Records Vol. 254A p. 33 and 35; Vol. IV Dutchess Co. Hist. 
Society , p. 16. 

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9 56. BELA E. BENJAMIN (Simeon 5 , Jedediah\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
June 24, 1771 at Canterbury, Conn, (vr 1-84) ; the son of 
Simeon and Abigail (Foster) Benjamin; died October 9, 1803 
age 33 (gs) and buried at the Red Church Burying Ground at 
Amenia Island, Dutchess Co., New York. He married Louisa 
Parke on March 9, 1795 at Sharon, Conn., the dau. of Elijah 
and Olive (Brown) Parke. She was born October 23, 1775 and 
died December 24, I863 at Amenia, N.Y. and is buried in the 
same lot as her husband. 

His obit lists his wife and three children as survivors. 

He is listed in the 1800 census at Amenia, Dutchess Co. 
N.Y. withi 2 m. under 10; 1 m. 16/26; 1 m. 26/45// 2 f. 
16/26 and the Widow Benjamin is listed in the same place 
in the 1810 census withi 0-2-0-0-0//1-0-0-1-0. 

He was a Captain in the Dutchess County Regt. of the 
New York Militia in 1798 and his resignation was accepted 
March 1802. 

Children of Bela E. and Louisa (Parke) Benjamins 

1912. Loretta Benjamin b. 1796; d. May 21, 1797 (gs) age 

29 months 21 days, buried in same cemetery as her 
parents. 

1913. Electy Benjamin b. 1798; d. July 13, 1808, age 10. 
*1914. Elijah Park Benjamin b. April 4, 1797. 

*1915. Horatio Nelson Benjamin be. 1800 at Amenia, N.Y. 

1916. Jane Ann Benjamin b. July 5, 1801| m. January 20, 

1819 Charles W. Power at Amenia, N.Y. 

Resources! p. 78 Park Family of Conn . . Park, 19065 Records 
of Mrs. John Keller of Litiz, Perm. ; Vol. 68 p. 178 N.Y. 
Gen, and Biog. Record : Vol. IV p. 16 Dutchess Co. Hist. 
Society . 

957. JEDEDIAH BENJAMIN 6 (Simeon 5 , Jedediah 4 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
July 15, 1772 at Canterbury, Conn, (vr 1-84); the son of 
Simeon and Abigail (Foster) Benjamin; died July 18, 1830 

age 58 in Oneida Co., New York. He married Elizabeth 

who was born in 1776 and died 1802. 

He is listed in the 1820 and 1850 census of Hartwick, 
Otsego County, N.Y. and in the 1800 census at Sharon, Conn. 

He was an Ensign in the 4th Co., 35th Regt. of the 
Conn. Militia on October 1802. 

Children of Jedediah and Elizabeth ( ) Benjamini 

1917. Elizabeth Ann Benjamin born in or near New York 
City; m. Horatio Nelson Benjamin, (see # 1915.) 

1918. Helen Benjamin; m, Brown. 

1919. Sarah J. /P. Benjamin; m. 1824 Daniel Park of Amenia, 
New York. 

Resources; Hartford Times Aug. 10, 1946; Coopertown Watch- 
tower article via Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. p. 
118 Public Rec. of State of Conn . Vol. XI. 

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959. SIMEON BENJAMIN JR. (Simeon 5 , Jedediah , Joseph 3 " 2 , John ) 

born 1?82 in Dutchess County, New York; the son of Simeon 
and Abigail (Foster) Benjamin; died December 18, 1866 (gs) 
at the age of 84 and is buried in the Robinson Cemetery in 

Otsego County, New York. He married Mary born either 

1784 or 1789 in Vermont and died in 1854 or 1859 (gs hard 
to read) at the age of 69-3-9 and is buried in the same 
cemetery. 

He is listed in the 1820 and 1850 census records for 
Hartwick, Otsego County, New York. 

Children of Simeon and Mary ( ) Benjamini 

♦1920. Bela E. Benjamin b. 1813 in Otsego Co., N.Y. 
♦1921. Charles S. Benjamin b. 1814 in Otsego Co., N.Y. 

1922. Jane A. Benjamin b.1823 in Otsego Co., N.Y. 

Resource 1 Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, NY. 

960. ELY (ELI) FOSTER BENJAMIN (Simeon 5 , Jededlah\ J seph 3_2 John 1 

born 1789/90 in Dutchess County, New York; the son of 
Simeon and Abigail (Foster) Benjamin; perhaps bapt. June 14, 
1801; died October 14, I856 at Utica, Oneida Co., New York. 
He married Mary (Polly) Hughes of Middlefield on January 
11, 1810. She was born in 1791 and died between 1850-55. 

From "Pioneer Cabinet Makers of Cooperstown" by Dunn, 
1955 (a newspaper reprint) Eli F. Benjamin, a local 
grocer, turned to furniture construction in 1810 in Coopers 
town. He was the first cabinet maker to resort to barter. 
He would take many items in exchange. This was the result 
of the western land panic in 1819 and many bank failures. 
A few years later, he moved to Utica and with Tillman open- 
ed a mahogany chair manufacturing company. In Cooperstown, 
he left his accounts with his brother, Miles Benjamin, also 
a cabinet maker. 

He is listed in the 1810 census at Otsego, Otsego Co., 
N.Y. 

He died intestate (Cate #489) with a petition by Samuel 
C. Benjamin of Hamilton, Marlin Co., North Carolina as the 
only survivor. 

Children of Eli Foster and Mary (Hughes) Benjamini 

1923. Samuel Cooper Benjamin b. October 25, 1810 at Otse- 

go Co., N.Y.; bapt. Nov. 3. 1810; in I856 resided 
in Hamilton, Martin Co., N.C. 

1924. Mary Elizabeth Benjamin b. September 9, 1812; d. 

unm. August 1, 1831 at Utica, N.Y. 

Resources 1 p. 37 and 41 of Records of Rev. Daniel Nash of 
the Births and Bapt. of Otsego Co.. N.Y. 1763-1836 kept in 
the 2nd National Bank at Cooperstown, N.Y. via Marvel 
Cheney of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Research of Mrs. Gordon 
Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

960. COL. MILES BENJAMIN 6 (Simeon 5 , Jedediah^, Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

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born 1796 in Dutchess County, New York; the son of Simeon 
and Abigail (Foster) Benjamin; died November 5» 1853 at 
Cooperstown, Otsego Co., N.Y. He married in 1823 at Cooper 
stown Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper, possibly the widow of Samuel 
Cooper. She is buried at the Hartwick Seminary Cemetery, 
and was born about 1796 and died June 1, I835 at Hartwick, 
Otsego Co., N.Y. (gs). 

He was listed as an Ensign and Lt. in the New York 
Militia in 1814-20 and a Captain in 1820. 

Simeon Benjamin Sr. sold land to Simeon Jr. in 1825, 
and Miles was a witness. 

Miles was in the I83O census at Hartwick withi 2 m 10/ 
15l 1 m. 15/20, 3 m. 30/W/ 2f 0/2; 1 f. 5/10, 1 f. 15/20; 
1 f. 20/30, 1 f. 30/40; 1 f. 50/60, and 1 f. 70/80. 

Elizabeth had at least two sons by her first marriage 1 
Isaac and William Cooper. 

Miles died intestate (Book 3 p. 13 Otsego Probate Rec.) 
with David Robinson and wife Hannah C. Robinson appointed 
administrators of his estate. 

Children of Miles and Elizabeth ( Cooper) Benjamini 

1925. Hannah C. Benjamin b. 1827, m. David Robinson and 
had a dau. Jane Robinson b. 1847. 

Resources! PAR Record Vol. 5 p. 55; Research of Mrs. Gordon 
Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

969. EZRA BENJAMIN (Ezra 5 , Abial\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born January 
2, 1770 at Preston, Conn, (vr 2-133), the son of Ezra and 
Prudence (Maine) Benjamin, died 1799» age 29. (Notei 
Robert Benjamin Powers, in his book My Paternal Ancestors , 
gives his death date as October I8I0T) He married Lucy 
Brown February 10, 1790 at Preston, Conn, (vr) while the 
m. date given in the N.E. Gen, and Hist. Register is given 
as Feb. 16, 1794. She m/2 either William Waite b. July 2, 
1761 at Coventry, R.I., d. June 30, 1849 at Saratoga 
Springs, N.Y. or Samuel Mott of Preston, Conn., who was a 
Justice of the Peace. 

Ezra was a petitioner for township organization. He 
wanted to divide Jewett City (Preston) by a line drawn from 
the mouth of the Broad Brook due east to a division line 
between the First and Second Societies and on that division 
line to the town of Stonington. 

Children, if any, are unknown. 

Resources; Am. Gen. , Rix Family , Vol. 35 p. 179 N.E. Gen, 
and Hist. Register ; Wilson Papers, My Paternal Ancestors . 
Robert Benjamin Powers, Hartford Times April 4, 1953. 

971. PRUDENCE BENJAMIN 6 (Ezra 5 , Abial\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Nov- 
ember 5» 1775 at Preston, Conn., the dau. of Ezra and Jeane 
(Eames) Benjamin, died March 15, 1841 at Delaware, Ohio. 
She married Avery Powers Jr. of Norwich on January 12, 1797 

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at the First Cong. Church at Preston, Conn, (cr 1-153). He 
was the son of Avery and Dorothy (Avery) Powers and was 
born January 22, 1772 at Norwich, Conn, and died July 26, 
1812 in the War of 1812. 

Avery bought and sold property, kept a tavern for a 
year, and ran a "Provisions Store". He was one of the 
founders of Norwich, N.Y. His will, dated April 29, 1812, 
mentions wife Prudence and children! Benjamin, Mary, and 
Hiram. He owned 485 acres of land in 1810 and paid a tax 
of $4.15 on his property. 

He was a volunteer spy during the War of 1812. He was 
fired upon by a party of Indians at Turkey Creek. Major 
Denny, with 150 men and three rangers (including Avery 
Powers) had left for the bridge at Detriot to cut off the 
Indians. Avery became ill and was returning to Camp when 
killed. 

Prudence wrote to her brothers in Conn, and many of the 
letters are preserved. In a letter to Eames, dated Aug. 1, 
1840 she describes her homes. Her first home, after leav- 
ing Preston, was a "smoky" log cabin in York State, 300 
miles from Preston. While in New York, she lived in 4 log 
cabins. She said that when they decided to move to Ohio, 
they were detained in "Penciveney" State and lived in a log 
cabin 3 months. After that, they were "7 weeks on by wag- 
oning and 1000 miles by water on ciota to Franklinton, 
Ohio". When they arrived at the end of the road, they had 
to "pack on horse back 20 miles up Whetstone". While there 
they lived in a cabin without floor, door, windows, or chim 
ney. The nearest neighbor was in Franklinton — 20 miles 
away. Sandusky was 100 miles to the north of them. Her 
husband had to go to Franlinton for supplies. She mention- 
ed that all but her father-in-law and she came down with 
fever. When her husband died, she was living in a rented 
home and had 4 children, 11 to 2 years of age. She said 
she had lived six years in Franklinton, Ohio She said she 
had lived six years in Franklinton and took in work for a 
living. Then she moved to Columbus. She and her dau. sup- 
ported themselves by sewing and her sons learned trades. 
Her last move was from Columbus to Delaware, with her dau. 
and dau.'s husband. 

Children of Avery and Prudence (Benjamin) Powers i 

1926. Avery Powers bapt. Sept. 17, 1798/9 at the First 

Presb. Church in Cherry Valley, N.Y. (They were 

Methodists, but the only church was Presbyterian.) 
*1927. Benjamin Powers b. October 7, 1800 at Chilicothe, 

Ohio. (Born while family was on route from New 

York to Franklinton, Ohio.) 

1928. Marquis Powers b. September 1, 1803 at Liberty Twp., 

Ohio; died February 6, 1806 Delaware Co., Ohio. 

1929. Mary Powers b. December 9, 1806 at Franklinton, Ohio 

d. Feb. 5» 1891 at Columbus, Ohio; buried in Oak 
Grove Cemetery 1 m/l Henry Van Horn who died Aug. 

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3, 1855 at Delawre, Ohio and buried with his wife; 
m/2 May 19, 1864 William Armstrong of Columbus, 
Ohio b. 1797, d. Apr. 21, 1891. He had m/1 Jane 
Delano. Mary had no children. H. Van Horn and 
George Dolton were partners in the tailoring 
business. 

1930. Hiram Powers b. November 20, 1809 at Franklinton, 
Ohio j died November 8, 1839 at Houston, Texas. He 
did marry, but his wife left him. He went to Tex- 
as and was a chair manufacturer. 

1931. Two children died in N.Y. State, one was probably 
the first Avery Powers. 

Resources! p. 164-7 My Paternal Ancestors . Robert Benjamin 
Powers; p. 56 Early Conn. Marriages . Bailey. 

972. HIRAM BENJAMIN (Ezra 5 , Abial , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born January 
26, 1778/9 at Preston, Conn, (vr 2-133); the son of Ezra 
and Jeane (Eames) Benjamin; died March 20/29, 1847 at Pres- 
ton, Conn. He married Linda (Sinda) Marilla Brumley on 
June 14, 1842 at Griswold. Conn, (vr 1-279), the dau. of 
Israel and Lucy P. (Tracy) Bromley. She was born April 28, 
1811 at Griswold, and died March 29/30, 1881/2 at Preston, 
age 70. (gs). They are both buried in the Griswold Ceme- 
tery, lot #1-12. 

Children of Hiram and Linda M. (Brumley) Benjamin i 

1932. Henry Josiah Benjamin b. June 3, 1844 at Griswold, 
Conn, (vr 1-279); d. unmarried January 25, 1916; 
age 72 (gs) and buried in the same cemetery lot 
as his parents. He was the ONLY Benjamin living 
in Griswold, Conn, in 1899. 

Resourcesi p. 62 Bromley Gen . . Bromley, 1911; Herrick Gen. 
p. 110, , Herrick, I885. 

:973. EAMES BENJAMIN (Ezra 5 , Abial , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born October 
10, 1775 or 1779 at Preston, Conn, (the year 1779 is given 
in the vr 2-133)$ the son of Ezra and Jeane (Eames) Benjam- 
in; died August 26, i860 at Preston, Conn. (gs). He mar- 
ried Prudence Chapman on September 27, 1812 at Preston, 
Conn, (vr 2-327). She was the dau. of Joseph and Thankful 
(Tift) Chapman and was born April 10, 1793 and died March 
30, 1887. They are both buried in the Rixton Cemetery at 
Griswold, Conn. 

He was a trustee of the Bethel Methodist Society in 
1832 in South Griswold. He was a private in the Conn. 
Militia under Joseph Lester from June to July 1813 in the 
War of 1812. 

Children of Eames and Prudence (Chapman)) Benjamini 
*1933. Hannah Benjamin b. September 22, 1813 at Griswold. 
1934. Lucy Ann Benjamin b. November 18, 1817 at Griswold, 
Conn, (vr 1-41); d. May 26, 1893 at Griswold; m/1 

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Sept. 5, 1853 Charles Kimball b. Oct. 16, 1799, d. 
Feb. 15, 1857; m/2 Henry Bennet b. March 10, 1797, 
d. July 25, 1875 
*1935. Prudence Powers Benjamin b.June 8, 1821 at Griswold, 
Conn, (vr l-4l). 

1936. Ezra Gardiner Benjamin b. January 22, 1825 at Gris- 

wold, Conn, (vr 1-41); d. January 14, 1826 at 
Griswold, Conn. 

1937. Powers Benjamin b. July 18, 1828; d. same day. 

Resources! p. 194 Rix Family ; Conn. Militia of 1812 ; Hist. 
of Griswold p. 143; Letters to Dr. Wilson from Mrs. 
Kingsley Chapman. 

974. ANNA BENJAMIN (Ezra^, Abial , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born April 8, 
1782 at Preston, Conn, (vr 2-133); the dau.of Ezra and Jean 
(Eames) Benjaminj died February 28, I838/9. She married, 
as his third wife, Thomas Kinney Park on June 9, 1812. He 
was the son of Hezekiah Park and was bapt. July 15, 1764 at 
Groton, Conn, and died June 4, 1826. He had m/1 Rebecca 
Gibson and m/2 Rebecca Thatcher. 

Children of Thomas K. and Anna (Benjamin) Park; 

1938. Benjamin Park b. April 22, 1813; died young. 

1939. Thomas Kinney Park b. September 13, 1815. 

1940. Benjamin Park b. December 19, 1819; umn. in 1841. 

1941. Isaac Park b. July 16, 1823. 

Resources; p. 15-16 Rix Gen. ; p. 94 Park Gen, of Conn. . 
Park, 1906. 

983. ELAM BENJAMIN (Abial 5 "^, Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born September 4, 
1786 at Preston, Conn, (vr 2-137); the son of Abial and 
Louise (Ellis) Benjamin; died November 19/20, 1861 at the 
age of ?6 at Preston, Conn. (Voluntown, Conn, vr 2-71). 
He m/1 Hannah Denniss of Preston on October 7/10, 1810 at 
Preston (vr 2-332). She was the dau. of Russell and Zipor- 

ah ( ) Denniss and was born February 18, 1790 and died 

February 22, 1854, age 64 yrs. 4 days. (gs). Both she and 
Elam are buried in the Griswold Cemetery lot #1-19. He 
m/2 Nancy (Farrier) Rix, the widow of James Rix, who died 
in 1848. Nancy was born 1797 and died 1882 at Griswold, 
Conn., and is buried in the Griswold Cemetery lot #1-15. 
There was no issue of this second marriage. 

Elam was in the Conn. Militia during the War of 1812, 
and served as a musician under Joseph Lester. 

Children of Elam and Hannah (Denniss) Benjamini 

1942. Jabez Lyman Dennis Benjamin b. June 25, 1811 at Pres 

ton, Conn, (vr 2-332); d. July 29, 1811 (gs); 

buried at Griswold Cemetery lot #1-19. 
♦1943. Jabez Lyman Dennis Benjamin b. June 27, 1812 at 

Preston, Conn, (vr 2-332). 
*1944. Henry Butler Benjamin b. April 4, 1816 at Preston. 

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1945. Nancy Maria Benjamin b. May 8, 1814 at Preston; 
d. August 8, 1823 at Preston. 
*1946. Laura Augusta b. December 9» 1817 at Preston, Conn. 

1947. Calista Ann Benjamin b. October 12, 1819. 
*1948. Abby Ardelia Benjamin b. January 10, 1822. 

1949. Nancy Cornelia Benjamin b. November 30, 1825 at Pres 

ton, Conn.; d. July 28, 1845, age 18 yrs. 8 mos. 
(gs); buried at Griswold Cemetery, lot #1-19. 

Resourcesi Wilson Papers; p. 194 Ris Family ; p. 45 & 190 
Rix Family Gen. ; Mortality Schedule of Federal Census of 
1850 from Tree Talks 1966, 1/28. 

996. BETSEY BENJAMIN (Jesse 5 , Abial , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born March 

31, 1784; the; the dau. of Jesse and Rachel (Bunn) Benjam- 
in. She married Chester Elliott on January 12, 1804. 

Children of Chester and Betsey (Benjamin) Elliotti 

1950. Electa Elliot; m. Shubel Wilder and had dau. Mary 

Wilder who m. Warren Hitchcock. They hadi James; 
Luke, Fred and Alice Hitchcock. 

1951. George Washington Elliott; m. Julianna Crowfoot and 

had son Irving Washington Elliott. 

Resourcesi Records of Majel Lawrence of Medford, Oregon, 
sent by Doris P. Robinson of Sebastapol, Calif. 

997. SALLY BENJAMIN 6 (Jesse 5 , Abial\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Decem- 

ber 23, 1785; the dau. of Jesse and Rachel (Bunn) Benjamin; 
died December 8, 1820/40 at Lewis County, New York. She 
married Jonathan Bishop on June 27, 1802 at Lewis Co., N.Y. 
and he died February 12, 1852 at FonDuLac, Wisconsin. He 

m/2 . 

Jonathan bought property, a farm, in Watson, N.Y. in 
1798. 

Children of Jonathan and Sally (Benjamin) Bishop 1 

1952. Clarissa Bishop; m. Joshua Wells and had a dau. 
Diamatha Wells. 

♦1953. Betsey Bishop b. May 12, 1802. 
*1954. Rachel Bishop b. October 4, 1808. 
♦1955. Lemuel Bishop b. June 29, 1810. 

1956. Sally Bishop; m. Jerry Homiston in FonDuLac, Wis. 

1957. Sylvia Bishop; m. Stephen Rose and had childreni 
James, Laura, George and Lydia Rose. 

*1958. Lyman Bishop be. 1818 in N.Y. 

1959. Phoebe Bisho; uumarried. 
♦I960. Lester Bishop be. 1822 in N.Y. 

Children of Jonathan and Bishop 1 

Caroline (Carrie) Bishop b. FonDuLac, Wis.; unm. 

Resourcesi Records of Majel Lawrence of Medford, Oregon via 
Doris P. Robinson of Sebastapol, Calif.; Records of Cecelia 
F. Stanton of Milwaukee, Wis. 

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998. THOMAS BENJAMIN (Jesse 5 , Abial , Joseph 3 , John ) born Jan- 
uary 23, 1788} the son of Jesse and Rachel (Bunn) Benjamin. 
He married Lamenta Finch on September 18, 1914. 

Thomas was a 2nd Lt. from Lewis County, N.Y. in 1821 in 
the New York Militia. 

Children of Thomas and Lamenta (Finch) Benjamins 

1961. Duane Benjamin. 

1962. Schuler Benjamin. There was a Schulyer Benjamin in 

the i860 census of the 5th Ward of Utica, Oneida 
Co., N.Y. 

1963. James Benjamin. 

Resources! Records of Majel Lawrence of Medford, Oregon. 

1001. ARCHIBALD BENJAMIN (Jesse 5 , Abial , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

September 14, 1795 at New York; the son of Jesse and Rachel 
(Bunn) Benjamin; married Agnes (Annie) Root on May 7» 

1820. Apparently he m/2 Dorcas b. 1800 in New York. 

Archibald is listed in the 1850 census of Norwalk Twp., 
Huron Co., Ohio as a carpenter. He was worth $700. at 
that time. 

Children of Archibald Benjamini 
♦1964. Vincent Lewis Benjamin b. 1821/1831 at Watson, 
Lewis Co. , N.Y. 

1965. Lewis Benjamin b. 1834 in N.Y. 

1966. Ananias Benjamin b. 1837 in Ohio. 

Resourcesi Records of Majel Lawrence of Medford, Oregon,. 

1002. CALISTA (CELESTA) BENJAMIN (Jesse 5 , Abial\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 

born February 14, 1798 in New York} the dau. of Jesse and 
Rachel (Bunn) Benjamin: died December 10, I876 at Troy, 
Athens Co., Ohio. She married October 20, 1814 Sylvanus 
Skeels of Guysville, N.Y., the son of Elijah and Mary (Ham- 
blin) Skeels. He was born June 16, 1787 in Salisbury, N.Y. 
and died October 31, I863 in Troy, Ohio. 

Children of Sylvanus and Calista (Benjamin) Skeels 1 

1967. Sophrina Rosette Skeels b. Aug. 3i 1816 at Lowville, 

Lewis Co., N.Y.j d. Feb. 16, 1900: m. March 2, 
1837 Lee Waterman b. Mar. 12, 1812, d. June 9t 
1852. Had son Wesley Barker Waterman b. Dec. 16, 
1837. d. Jan. 16, I838. 

1968. Lorenzo Dan Skeels b. April 10, 1818: d. 1894: m. 

Feb. 18, 1844 Katherine Ball. 

1969. Laura Thresa Skeels b. May 3, 1821 at Lowville, N.Y. 

d. July 20, 1899 at Guysville, Athens Co., Ohio; 
m. Jan. 12, 1843 Moses Lawrence, son of Moses and 
Sarah (Johnson) Lawrence b. Jan. 2, 1820 at Epping 
ham, N.H., d. July 30, 1906 at Coolville, Ohio. 
They had son Arthur Albert Lawrence b. Dec. 7, 
I867, m. Florence Virginia LeGoullon. Arthur had 



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a dau. Majel, who compiled these records. 

1970. Jane Ann Skeels b. May 16, 1824 at Lowville, N.Y.i 

d. unm. Feb. 23, 16*98. 

1971. Henrietta Louise Skeels b. March 30, 1828 at Lows- 

ville, N.Y.j d. Nov. 8, 1887} m. April 15, 1851 
William Wilson b. Aug. 5, 1824, d. June 7, 1910 
and buried at Shade, Ohio. 

1972. Lewis Benjamin Skeels b. June 13, 1839 at Coolville, 

Ohio » d. Jan. 30, 1916 ; m. Hulda Powell; had daus. 
Bessie Edith b. Oct. 3, 1889 and Freda Marie b. 
Aug. 24, 1894. 

1973. Corilla Skeels b. Jan. 9, 1840 at Louisville, Lewis 

Co., Ohio; d. July 30, 1920; m. James Duree and 
had 1 Prescott, Henry, and Martha Duree. 

Resources 1 Information copied for obituary of Jane Skeels, 
written by Florence V. Lawrence on Aug. 25, 1945; Records 
of Majel Lawrence of Medford, Ore. (who d. in 1967) sent 
by her dau. Doris P. Robinson of Sebastapol, Calif. 

1003. CORILLA (CORIELA-CORDELIA) BENJAMIN (Jesse 5 , Abial\ Joseph 

J~*, John-ljborn January 9, 1801; the dau. of Jesse and 
Rachel (Bunn) Benjamin. She married Luke Wilder. 

Children of Luke and Corilla (Benjamin) Wilder 1 

1974. Prescott Wilder. 

1975. Henry Wilder. 

1976. Martha Wilder. 

Resources; Records of Majel Lawrence of Medford, Ore. 

1004. LAURA BENJAMIN (Jesse 5 , Abial , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born March 

21, 1803 in New York; the dau. of Jesse and Rachel (Bunn) 
Benjamin; married Joseph H. Webb. He m/l Lydia (Polly) 
Durphy and he m/3 Rachel (Totman) Berry. He resided in 
Lowsville, N.Y. and Jefferson Co., Wisconsin in 1852. He 
had 16 children in all. 

Children of Joseph and Laura (Benjamin) Webbi 

1977. Wesley Webb b. March 11, 1826. 

1978. Harriet Webb b. 1827. 

1979. Matilda Webb b. 1829. 

1980. Harmon Webb b. I830/I. 

1981. Jesse Webb b. I832/3. 

1982. Fredrick Webb b. 1837. 

1983. Calista Webb b. 1840. 

1984. William Webb b. 1842. 

1985. Julia Webb b. 1843. 

Children of Joseph and Lydia (Durphy) Webbi 
Ruth Webb b. 1815. 

Mary Webb b. Dec. 15, 1816; m. Joel Arthur. 
Caroline Webb. 
Nelson Webb and Silas T. Webb b. 1823. 

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Resources i Records of Evelyn D. Arthur of Rochester, N.Y. 
and Records of Majel Lawrence. 

100 5. MARY (POLLY) BENJAMIN 6 (Jesse 5 , Abial\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born December 1, 1805; the dau. of Jesse and Rachel (Bunn) 
Benjamin j died April 21, 1877 at E. Martinsburgh, Lewis Co. 
New York. She married Nathan Lewis on January 28, 1828 
and he died April 18, 1881. 

Children of Nathan and Mary (Benjamin) Lewis i 

1986. Martha Lewis b. December 18, 1830; d. June 7t 1882. 

1987. Fernando Lewis b. February 6, 1834. 

1988. Benjamin Conklin Lewis b. February 6, 1836; d. March 

31, 1894; m. May 23, 1864 Gertrude Reiley and hadi 
Kate Lewis b. May I865, m. William Clark Newton in 
June I896; John Lewis; and Eddie Lewis. 

1989. Charles Carroll Lewis b. November 2, 1837; m. Novem- 

ber 4, I869 Hulda Skinner and hadi Alfred, Jesse, 
and Nora Lewis. 

1990. Lydia Ann Lewis b. August 30, 1830; d. March 4, 1840 

1991. Nathan Dwight Lewis b. February 4, 1841 j m. Dec. 27, 

1871 Emily Pelton b. Oct. 26, I839, dau. of Wil- 
liam and Ermina (Hawley) Pelton of Sherman, N.Y. 

1992. Mary Elizabeth Lewis b. September 23, 1846; m. Nov- 

ember 4, 1868 John Straton Dunbar and hadi Grace 
Lydia b. I869, d. 1871; Alice Almonetta b. 1872, 
unm. j Ruth Ellen b. July 14, 1874 m. Freeman C. 
Pond in Utica, N.Y. 

Resources 1 Records of Majel Lawrence of Medford, Oregon; 
p. 63 Hawlev Rec. . Hawley, 1890. 

1007. PARK BENJAMIN (David 5 , John , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born October 
5i 1769 at Preston, Conn. ; the son of David and Lucy (Parke 
Benjamin; died June 23, 1824 at the age of 55 at Demerara 
(Georgetown), West Indies. He married August 22, 1801 Mary 
Judith Gall of Demerara, West Indies. She was the dau, of 
William and Sarah (Gill) Gall and was boon June 8, 1778 at 
the Barbadoes, West Indies and died February 12, I878, age 
70 years, at Norwich, Conn., when her dress caught on fire. 
She m/2 October 26, 1826 James Lanman of Norwich, the son 
of Peter and Sarah (Coit) Lanman. He was a Senator from 
Conn., mayor of Norwich, and Judge of the Supreme Court of 
Conn. He was born June 13 » 1769 at Norwich and died August 
7, 1841 at Norwich, Conn. They are both buried in the City 
Cemetery on Oak Street in Norwich. 

Park learned the shoemaking business, possibly from his 
grandfather, and went into business with his brother, Eli- 
jah, but Park soon broke away and went into the West India 
trade . 

The story of his life is full of adventure and enter- 
prise. Left an orphan at the age of 16, with 4 younger 
brothers and 2 younger sisters, he probably lived for a 

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time with a relative. On January 14, 1790 Uncle Moses Park 
was appointed guardian for all these children and the next 
record for Park is on April 4, 1790 when he and Elijah 
lease from Jonathan Freeman of Preston certain land and 
buildings to errect a shoemaker's shop. (Preston Land Rec. 
Vol. 2 p. 492.) 

Norwich and Preston had early followed maritime pur- 
suits, but for a time the business declined on account of 
the Revolutionary War. After the war, the commerce of Nor- 
wich again revived and shared in the general impetus given 
to all foreign trade. Horses j cattle ; grain; lumber as 
hoops and staves j beef; cheese ; flaxseed ; and potash were 
among the articles exchanged for hides; salt} rum; molasses; 
tea; coffee; sugar; and slaves. The West Indies trade of- 
fered great opportunities for profit, but were also a dan- 
gerous business. Gravestones at the Long Society (original 
ly in the town of Norwich, but now a part of Preston) often 
note that the deceased was born or died in "Demarary" or 
"at Havana" or "near the coast of Spain". 

In April 1795 in the sloop "Prosperity" Capt. Park Ben- 
jamin arrived in New London from Essequibo, bringing in 
also the ship "Polly", which had lost a rudder and sails. 
In March 1796 Park Benjamin, in the brig "Nancy" lost 45 
mules overboard in a gale wind. Moses Benjamin, in the 
schooner "Beaver" lost 19 horses and 2 men in the same gale. 
On the return voyage, having a cargo valued at $50,000., he 
was carried into Granada, where he was obliged to pay large 
ly to get cleared, and during the detention, lost his mate 
and all his people by putrid fever. 

When the British obtained possession of the French Is- 
land in 1794, the American shipping was harrassed by both 
British and French privateers. The West India trade, 
through reviving, was carried under great hazards and dif- 
ficulties. Park Benjamin, in the brig "Hannah" was twice 
taken in one voyage in 1797 and after some loss and deten- 
tion, was released. Soon the war with Great Britian was 
foreshadowed, and trouble arose even more and the Benjam- 
ins were among the Norwich families who were affected. 

Park made his will June 29, 1816 at Demarara, but it 
was invalidated because it did not name son Benjamin Henry, 
who was born after the making of the will. In New Haven, 
Conn. Probate Records (Vol. 37 p. 18) the will is set 
aside and Mary J. Benjamin is named administrator and Sher- 
man Croswell with a bond of $5,000. (Ibid Vol. 37»544). 
Mary Lanman, late widow of Park, is given her third part of 
the real estate,, which was valued at $940.50. (Ibid, Vol. 
39 p. 3^) Mary J. Benjamin is appointed guardian of the 
children and in Vol. 37 p. 75-6 is given a listing of the 
inventory. The personal estae was valued at $3,629.90. 

After Mary Judith's second marriage, Judge Lanman acted 
with his wife in the settlement of the estates of Capt. 
Park Benjamin, her former husband, and of Margaret C.Gail, 
her sister. Her sister accompanied Capt. Park Benjamin on 

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his fatal voyage, and was drowned at sea. 

On March 10, 1844 Mary J. Lanman quit claimed to Abby T. 
Lanman, all right to land and a house in E. Chelsea. (Nor- 
wich Land Records 51 > 322). This was witnessed by Mary A. 
Braggins, the old nurse of the Benjamin family, as she had 
other documents. 

The will of Mrs. Lanman is dated July 16, 184? and 
leaves her estate to her childreni Park Benjamin, Mary Mot- 
let; Susan Stackpole, and Benjamin H. Benjamin; to be equal 
ly divided between them with the proviso that Park's share 
be held in trust during his lifetime and after his decease, 
be conveyed to such persons as her son Park appoint. The 
value of her estate was $38,112.98. (Norwich Probate Rec. 
Vol. 18). 

Children of Park and Mary J. (Gall) Benjamini 

1993. Park Benjamin b. August 1802 at Demerara (Georgetown) 

West India; d. April 1803. 

1994. Sarah Benjamin b. January 2, 1804 at Demerara; d. 

April 1804. 

1995. William Christopher Benjamin b. November 28, 1806 

at Bridgeton Isle, Barbadoes; d. June 1824 at sea 
with his father. 
*1996. Park Benjamin b. August 14, 1809 at Demerara, Br. 

Guiana. 
*1997. Mary Elizabeth Benjamin b. April 7. 1813 at Demerara 
*1998. Susan Margaret Benjamin b. 1815 at Demerara. 
1999. Benjamin Henry Benjamin b. May 7, 1817 at Demerara, 
British Guiana; d. 1850 in Florence, Italy; m. 

Mary Anne Eugenia Laura in France. He went 

abroad to study medicine, settled in France, and 
spent his life abroad. His will was probated June 
14, 1852 (Suffolk Co., Mass. Probate #37866) when 
Park Benjamin, a party in interest, appeared 
through his counsel, George H. Hillard, to object 
to allowance of the will. Samuel G. Goodrich, 
American Consul in Paris was asked to question the 
witnesses to the will, who were; Claudius Turral, 
M.D. ; William Lawson; and William Lane, Epes 
Sargent of Boston petitioned for probate. The 
will gave all real estate and monies to wife with 
her as executrix. She declined in favor of Epes 
Sargent on Oct. 15» 1850. The will was allowed to 
stand by the Judge. 

Resources; Gen, of Park Benjamin . Hoover; Benjamin Families 
of Norwich and Preston. Conn. . Mrs. E. E. Rogers, 1917; 
Vol. 5 p. 227 Am. Ancestry; Wilson Papers. 

1008. ELIJAH BENJAMIN (David 5 , John , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Nov- 
ember 12, 1771 at Preston, Conn.; the son of David and 
Lucy (Parke) Benjamin; died February 16, 1813 at the age of 
41 at Preston. Conn, (cr P-173). a. suicide by hanging. He 
m/1 Amie (Amy) Brewster in 1793 » "the dau. of Capt. Ezra and 

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Amie ( ) Brewster. She was born in 1773 at Norwich, Conn, 

and died June 5/6, 179^+ at the age of 21, in child birth, 
at Preston, Conn. She is buried in the Long Society Ceme- 
tery. Elijah m/2 Deborah Newton on August 30, 1795 at 

Preston, Conn., the dau. of Jacob and Lydia ( ) Newton. 

She was born 1776 and died December 28, 1803/4 at Preston 
(cr) and is also buried in the Long Society Cemetery. He 
m/3 Martha (Patty) Newton on February 24, 1805 at North 
Groton, Conn. (Private rec), the dau. of Abel and Sylvia 

( ) Newton of Groton. She was born February 6, 1778 and 

died October 11, 1835 at the age of 57. (First Church cr). 

On January 14, 1790 Elijah selected Moses Parke, bro- 
ther of his mother, as his guardian. 

Elijah lived in Preston, where on April 4, 1792, "Park 
Benjamin and Elijah Benjamin of Preston" leased from Jona- 
than Freeman of Preston certain land bounded by Truman's 
land, land of Nehemiah Corning, and the river, with a 
dwelling house and barn, for a period of ten years, begin- 
ning the first of April 1794; with the liberty of errecting 
a shoemaker's shop and the privilege of sinking vats. (Land 
Rec. Preston, Conn. Vol. 2 p. 492.) By 1795 Park had left 
the business. 

Elijah was a shoemaker and later a horse breeder and 
mule trader. 

On Nov. 19f 1801 Elijah deeded some land to Jacob New- 
ton (Ibid Ili90) and on Feb. 4, 1805 Stephen Fillmore sold 
to Elijah three acres of land in Preston, with the dwelling 
house and other appurtenances. (Ibid l4illl.) 

At the Court of Probate held in Norwich on March 2, 
1813, Mrs. Patty Benjamin and Capt. Moses Benjamin were ap- 
pointed administrators of the estate of Elijah. (Journal 
7-82.) On July 8, 1813 Mrs. Patty Benjamin informed the 
Court that Capt. Moses Benjamin had died and asked that Mr. 
Jacob Newton be appointed in his place. (Ibid, 7»106). In 
the settlement of his estate he is called "Captain" and the 
inventory included a "Military Hat" and also "one stud 
horse "Peacock", now in the hands of Esquire Farnham of 
Chester, Mass. $50." The widow Martha Benjamin's thirds 
were set out to her Nov. 17 » 1813 and included a part of 
the farm near John Haskell's, Jacob Newton's, and heirs of 
Jesse Palmer (Ibid, 12i240). 

Widow Martha Benjamin was baptized at the First Church 
of Preston, Conn, on Jan. 18, 1829 and was admitted to the 
church on the same day. 

Children of Elijah and Amie (Brewster) Benjamini 
2000. Child, still born April 31. 1794 at Preston, Conn. » 
buried in the Long Society Cemetery. 

Children of Elijah and Deborah (Newton) Benjamini 
*2001. Seabury (Sebra) Newton Benjamin b. July 15. 1796 at 

Preston, Conn. 
*2002. Anna Benjamin b. May 16, 1798 at Preston, Conn, (vr 



2-316.). 



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♦2003. Russell Benjamin b. April 27, 1800 at Preston, Conn. 

(vr 2-316). 
*2004. Nathan Benjamin b. October 10, 1802 at Preston, (vr 

2-316). 
*2005. Elijah L. Benjamin b. 1803/4 at Preston, Conn. 

Children of Elijah and Martha (Newton) Benjamini 
*2006. Rufus Benjamin b. June 22, 1805 at Preston, Conn. 
200?. Deborah Benjamin b. August 15, 1807 at Preston, Conn 
(vr 2-316); d. February 9, 1808. 
♦2008. David Benjamin b. June 18, 1809 at Preston, Conn. 

(vr 2-316). 
♦2009. Lucy Ann Maria Benjamin b. 1810/11 at Preston, Conn. 

Resources i Gen, of Park Benjamin ; Hoover; p. 117 Brewster 
Gen. 1566-1907 . Jones; Extracts of Probate Records. L. B. 
Barbour; Benjamin Family of Norwich, and Preston. Conn. . Mrs 
E. E. Rogers, 1911; Records of Jerrard Benjamin of Portland 
Maine. 

1009. MOSES BENJAMIN (David-*, John , Joseph ' , John ) born July 

5, 1774 at Preston, Conn.; the son of David and Lucy (Parke 
Benjamin; died July 5. 1813 at the age of 39 (gs) at Nor- 
wich, Conn, of typhoid fever (he was sick 12 days). He is 
buried in the City Cemetery at Norwich in lot #9-674 with 
all three of his wives. He m/1 Martha Avery on Februaryl8, 
1798 (vr 1-580), the dau. of James and Martha (Smith) Avery. 
She was born August 22, 1773 and died September 12, 1800 at 
the age of 27 at Norwich, Conn. (gs). He m/2 Jerusha Avery 
a sister of his first wife, on December 15, 1801 at Preston 
Conn, (vr 1-580). She was the dau. of James and Martha 
(Smith) Avery and was born March 6, 1781 at Preston and 
died Agust 9, 1803, at the age of 22 at Norwich, (gs). He 
m/3 Cynthia Billings on September 9, 1804 (vr 1-582), the 
dau. of Capt. Stephen and Anne (Raymond) Billings of Mont- 
ville, Conn. She was born 1784 and died September 15t 180? 
at the age of 23 at Norwich, (gs). He m/4 Thankful Wil- 
liams on October 12, 1808, the dau. of George and Nancy 
(Hewitt) Williams of Notville, Conn. She was born February 
18, 1785 and died September 21, 1831 of T.B. She is the 
only wife not buried with her husband. She is buried in 
the New London Cemetery, lot #1-98. 

Moses Parke, brother of Lucy Parke, was named his guard 
ian on January 14, 1790 at Norwich. 

Moses Benjamin lived in Preston until 1798, when on 
March 15th he purchased from Capt. Stephen Colver of Nor- 
wich, a small lot of land with a dwelling house in Chelsea 
Society in Norwich; the lot is described as "lying on the 
southerly side of the highway called 'the back street'. In 
the earliest days of Norwich, this section was called "The 
Landing" and 'the back street* is now Church Street. 

Capt. Moses early engaged in the profitable, if peril- 
ous, trade with the West Indies and encountered the usual 

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successes and visissitudes of the business. In March 1796, 
when Captain of the schooner * Beaver', he lost 19 horses 
and 2 men in a heavy gale. 

He seems also to have acted as an agent, as shown by 
the advertisment of October 7, I8O61 "The beautiful staunch 
ship 'Thames', Jonathan Lester, will take a freight of 30 
horses, cattle, or mules and 400 barrels in board. Apply 
to S. Woodbridge or M. Benjamin." 

On June 19 » 1812, war was declared by Great Britian and 
an English squadron was soon in Long Island Sound. The 
commerce ceased and vessels were dismantled and left to de- 
cay. An effective blockade continued for nearly two years. 
Many merchants and captains, whose fortunes were tied up in 
their cargoes, were forced into bankruptcy. That this af- 
fected Capt. Moses is shown by an item from the inventory 
of his estatei "Claim by appeal on the brig 'Park' condemed 
at Demarary by ye court of Vice Admiralty in the Spring of 
1812. Amount of condemnation about $3,000." (Probate Rec. 
Norwich, Conn. 12i215). 

On July 14, 1813 Mrs. Thankful Benjamin and Capt. Cush- 
ing Eells were appointed administrators of Moses' estate, 
and on August 3rd they represented the estate as insolvent. 
On March 8, 1814, Capt. Cushing Eells asked the court for 
an allowance for the widow for family expenses. On March 
30, 1814 Thankful sold to Capt. James N. Brown the land and 
home in the Parish of Chelsea. (Land Rec, Norwich, 36«65 
and 36i485). 

At the Court of Probate in Norwich on Sept. 22, 1813, 
Stephen Benjamin was appointed guardian of George Benjamin 
and James Avery was appointed guardian for Moses Benjamin 
and Capt. Stephen Billings of Groton, Conn, was appointed 
guardian of Henry Benjamin on April 5, 1814. (Probate Rec. 
7ill3. 174, 142, 159). 

Children of Moses and Martha (Avery) Benjamini 
♦2010. Charles Benjamin b. December 28, 1799 at Norwich. 

2011. George A. Benjamin b. July 25, 1800 at Norwich, Conn 

d. unmarried February 20, 1840 at Demarara (George 
town), British Guiana. On Nov. 9, 1814, when he 
was 14 years old, he chose Col. Freeman Tracy as 
his guardian. (Probate Rec. 7il74). 

Children of Moses andJerusha (Avery) Benjamini 

2012. Moses C. Benjamin b. November 25, 1802 at Norwich, 

Conn. i d. unmarried November 24, 1845 at George- 
town, British Guiana. 

Children of Moses and Cynthia (Billings) Benjamini 

2013. Henry Benjamin b. June 18, 1805 at Norwich, Conn. j 

d. unmarried June 1830 at the age of 25 in New 
Orleans, La.; gs New London Cem. lot #1-98. 

2014. Cynthia A. Benjamin b. 1806 at Norwich, Conn. j d. 

1866 (gs) and buried in the Norwich, Conn. Cemet- 
ery lot #9-674. 

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Children of Moses and Thankful (Williams) Benjamini 

2015. John Benjamin b. July 15, 1899 at Norwich; d. July 

11, 1811. 

2016. James B. Benjamin b. February 17, 1811 at Norwich, 

Conn. 1 died at sea on the brig 'Neston* . In his 
obit, he was listed as being *of Demararia. form- 
erly of Norwich*' g.s. New London Cem. lot #1-98. 
♦2017. William Park Benjamin b. July 13, 1813 at Norwich. 

Resources 1 Wilson Papers; Gen. of Park Benjamin . Hoover; 
p. 364 Avery Gen. . Avery, 1912; p. 44 & 105 Gen, of William 
Chesebrough . Widdey, 1903; Mayflower Index #38356; Norwich, 
Conn. Vital Records; Hist. of Norwich and Preston . Caulkins; 
Benjamin Family of Preston and Norwich, Mrs. E. E. Rogers. 

1010. STEPHEN BENJAMIN (David^, John , Joseph^" 2 , John 1 ) born Sept 
ember 15, 1775/6 at Preston, Conn.; the son of David and 
Lucy (Parke) Benjamin; died June 2, 1821 at the age of 46 
(gs) at Colchester, Conn. He married Barbara Phillips of 
Preston on March 7, '1799 at the First Cong. Church at Gris 
wold (cr 1-54). She was the dau. of Jeremiah and Margaret 
(Benjamin) Phillips and was Stephen's cousin. She was born 
in 1779 and died February/March 13/14, 1846 at Colchester, 
Conn, at the age of 67 (gs). 

Stephen bought land in Preston and Norwich. The land 
in Norwich was purchased from Samuel Comstock and Daniel 
Smith and on April 29, 1816 he mortgaged the land to George 
Tisdale and on May 3» 1816 he mortgaged it to his brother, 
Park Benjamin. (Norwich Land Rec. 26i485). Not long after 
this, he removed to Colchester, and on Nov. 4, 1817 he sold 
for $20. to William Ayers of Preston, all his right to the 
land in Preston, the one undivided seventh of the real 
estate that was set out to the heirs of Lucy Benjamin, de- 
ceased, in the estate of Zebulon Park. (Land Rec Preston 
17i300). He bought land on the Norwich Road in Colchester 
Dec. 14, 1807. (Land Rec. Colchester 16;302), but sold the 
house in which he lived to Widow Abigail Ayer on March 27, 
1811. (Colchester Land Rec. l6«237). 

On August 20, 1794 he selected Capt. Nathan Geer of 
Preston, Conn, as his guardian. 

He died laving an insolvent estate and his debts amount 
ed to over $249. and there was not enough in his estate to 
cover them. (Colchester Probate Rec. 81 279). After his 
death, his widow supposedly removed to Norwich, but later 
returned to Colchester. 

Children of Stephen and Barbara (Phillips) Benjamini 
♦2018. Stephen Park Benjamin b. March 3, 1800 at Preston, 

Conn, (vr 2-264). 
♦2019. Elvira (Eliza) Benjamin b. February 18, 1802 at Pres 
ton, Conn, (vr 2-264). 
2020. Esther Benjamin b. May 9, 1804 at Preston, Conn, (vr 
2-264); d. January 25, 1849; Charles A. Swift was 

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the conservator for Esther, who was insane. He 
resigned his trust and Harriet E. Benjamin was 
appointed by the Court to replace him and she was 
acting in that capacity in 1850. (Colchester Prob. 
Rec. Ilt457). 

2021. Lucy Benjamin b. June 12, 1806» d. October 24, 18?1 
at Wayne Co., New York; m. November 15, 1824 
Charles Lamphere. The wedding took place at her 
Mother's home in Norwich. 

2022. Mary Raymond Benjamin b. May 8, 180? at Colchester 
(vr 2-27)5 d. October 3, 1818, age 11 years and is 
buried in the Colchester Cem., lot #15-130. 

2023. Olive Benjamin b. October 16, 1810; d. April 8, 1811 
and buried in the Long Society Cemetery, lot 
#15-130. 

♦2024, Henrietta Benjamin b. April 1, 1815 at Colchester. 

2025. Emily C. Benjamin b. March 1, 1817 at Colchester; m. 
April 17, I838 Henry W. Rathbone of Salem, Conn. 

2026. Harriet Elizabeth Benjamin b. November 6, 1819 at 
Colchester, Conn. ; m. February 2, I852 in Colches- 
ter Gilbert B./R. Darrow of E. Lynn and Stonington, 

Resources 1 Gen, of Park Benjamin . Hoover 1 p. 57 Book 4 
Early Conn. Marriages . Bailey; Benjamin Family of Norwich 
and Preston. Conn .. Mrs. E. E. Rogers, 1917 1 P. 8 5 Rathbone 
Gen. . Cooley,1908j Records of Mrs. Lloyd Brown of Colches- 
ter, Conn. Hist. Society. 

1018. RUFUS AUGUSTUS BENJAMIN 6 (John 5 " 4 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Dec 
ember 15/25* 1775 at Preston, Conn, (vr 1-105); the son of 
John and Grace (Waite) Benjamin; died October 6, 1818 at 
Biloxi, Mississippi or May 15, 1841 at Hunter, New York. 
(The last seems more correct! ) He married Catherine Grant 
born 1770-80, in Green County, New York. She was a woman 
of Holland descent, who lived a long life. 

He resided first at Windham, Green Co., N.Y.and was 
listed in the 1820 census at Hunter, Green Co., N.Y. witht 
2 m. 0/10 j 2 m. 10/16; 1 m. 16/18; 1 m. 16/26; 1 m. 45+// 
4 f. 0/10 » 2 f. 10/16; 1 f. 16/26; 1 f. 26/45 and 1 slave. 
In this census he was named Augustus R. Benjamin, but in 
the 1830 census of the same place is named Rufus A. Benjam- 
in. In the Green Co., N.Y. Land Records he bought land 
from J. Groat on March 1814 (Eil97); on April 1819 S. 
Simmons sold 100 acres of land to Augustus R. (Ei2-4); and 
on March 1825 Augustus R. and wife Catherine were named in 
a land record (Ii4,5). In all of these he is "of Windham". 
On May 1831 he bought a lot in Hunter from D. Ingersoll 
(R»59)f on June 1840 he bought 100 acres from S. Palmatior 
(29i234); and on Dec. 1846, he is again named, now of Hunt** 
er. (39«5). 

His will is on file in Green County Probate Rec. (Box 
19»537) and names wife Catherine and son August's as ex- 
ecutors. Catherine renounces her administration and the 

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name of Moses Benjamin appears as a witness. 

Children of Rufus A. and Catherine (Grant/Groat) Benjamini 

*202?. Aaron Benjamin be. 1797. 

♦2028. Joseph Benjamin be. 1800. 

♦2029. Augustus Benjamin be. 1802. 

2030. Moses Benjamin b. 1800-10. 

♦2031. John B./V. Benjamin b. May 19, 1806 at Green Co.,NY. 

♦2032. Medad Benjamin b. 1804 or 1810. 

*2033. George W. Benjamin b. 1823 at Hunter, Green Co., NY. 

2034. Margaret Benjamin; m. Daniel Lindsey. 

2035. Grace Benjamin} m. John B. Lindsey. 

2036. Sarah (Sally) Benjamin; m. Oliver Ingals. 

2037. Olive Benjamin b. Aug. 9» 1818; m. June 10, 1837 

Horace Linsley; resided Hennepen and Streator, 111 
inois and had son John Calvin Linsley b. Jan. 28, 

1839. 

2038. Catherine Benjamin; m. Phillip Howard; had dau. Sar- 

ah Howard b. April 13» 1831 m. Nov. 9. 1850 James 
Van Steenberg. 

2039. Lewis Benjamin. 

2040. Clarissa Benjamin; m, Fredrick Olmstead. 

Resources! Benjamin Family of Peoria Co.. 111 . by F. A. 
Benjamin; Information fromGeorge W.'s death certificate and 
research in Green Co. by F.Everett Benjamin of Owego, N.Y. 

1034. IRA BENJAMIN (Barzillia 5 , Jabez\ John 3 , Joseph 2 , John 1 ) 

born between 1790-1800; the possible son of Barzillia and 

Mary ( ) Benjamin. He m/1 Lovina b„ 1800-10. He 

m/2 Sophia Whitney on November 28, 1844 at Stafford, Ver- 
mont (vr), the dau. of Ebenezer and Rachel (Rawson) Whitney. 
She was born December 13, 1796 and died March 19, 1850. 

Ira is listed in the 1830 census at Bethel, Windsor Co. 
Vermont with; 2 m. 0/5; 2 m. 5/10; 1 m. 30/40// 1 f. 10/15; 
1 f. 20/30. 

Possible children of Ira and Lovina ( ) Benjamini 

2041. Barzillae Benjamin b. May 2, 1821 at Pittsfield, 

Vt. (vr); m. Rhoda L. Peabody on Sept. 23, 1851. 
She was the dau. of Isaac Kittridge and Clarissa 
(Gray) Peabody, b. 1834 at Middleton, Vt. and d. 
Nov. 17» 1857 at Sunderland, Bennington Co., Vt. 
(vr). 

2042. 1 female b. 1815-20. 

2043. 1 m. b. 1820-25. 

♦2044. 1 m. b. 1825-30; perhaps James Benjamin b. 1830 at 
Strafford, Vermont (vr). 

Resources; p. 188 Desc. of John Whitney . Pierce, l895i P« 
132 Peabody Gen. . Peabody, 1909; Vermont Vital Records. 

1035. EBENEZER W. BENJAMIN 6 (Barzillia 5 , Jabez^, John 3 , Joseph 2 , 

John 1 ) born May 27, 1804 at Bethel, Vermont (vr); the pos- 

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sible son of Barzillia and Mary ( ) Benjamini died Jan- 
uary 8, 1877 at the age of 72-7-12 at Norwich, Vermont of 
dropsey. (vr). He m/l Jane Niles on June 8, 1824 at Bethel 
Vt. (vr). He may have m/2 Philinda (Filinda) Thurston, 
dau. of Edward and Delinda (Wallace) Thurston. And, if so, 

then he m/3 Lovey Judd, dau. of Phillip and Lucy ( ) 

Judd b. 1801 at Stafford, Vt. and died October 28, 1861 at 
Sharon, Vermont at the age of 60, when she was burned to 
death, (vr). 

In i860 he is listed in the Stafford, Orange Co., Ver- 
mont census in the home of Ellen and Vesper Hubbard 

Children of Ebenezer W. Benjamini 
♦2045. Thomas G./J. Benjamin b. February 18, 1831 at Sharon 
Vermont, (vr). 
2046. Ellen T. Benjamin b. I832j m. Vesper T. Hubbard and 
had son Cyrus Hubbard be. 1857. 
♦2047. William E. Benjamin b. July 8, I836 at Sharon, Vt. 

2048. Charles Benjamin be. 1847/8. 
72049. Orin D. Benjamin b. I85O1 m. May 2, 1881 Jennie Luce 
at Norwich, Vt. (vr). He died May 13, 1884, age 
33-3-27 at Norwich, (vr), Vt. 

2050. Mary Harriet Benjamin b. March 17, 1824; d. March 19 

1883 at Stafford, Vt. ; mc. 1845 Daniel Clement Jr. 
b. Nov. 19, 1822 at Hopkinton, N.H. , d. July 1, 
1858, son of Daniel and Spida (Cochrane) Clement. 

Resources 1 Vermont Vital Records j p. 706 Clement Gen. . 
Clement, 1927. 

1046. JOHN C. BENJAMIN 6 (John^"^ Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born April 5, 
1754 at Stratford, Conn.; the son of John and Lucretia 
(Backus) Benjaminj died October 30, 1817 at the age of 63 
at Stratford, Conn. He married Anna Brooks on February 8, 
1773 at Stratford, Conn. 

He is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Stratford, 
Fairfield Co., Conn, with 2-2-5. 

John was a sergeant in the 2nd Contiental Army of the 
Revolutionary War on June 5» 1777 and a 2nt Lt. on Sept. 
1778. He resigned Nov. 14, 1780, but was a Capt. in the 
13th Infantry on February 1799. He received an honorable 
discharge June 15, 1800 in either the reserve or the Mili- 
ta. He is called "Major" in his obit. 

Children of John C. and Ann (Brooks) Benjamini 

2051. Catherine Brooks Benjamin b. December 31. 1773 at 

Stratford, Conn. 

2052. Anna Clarissa Benjamin b. September 12, 1780 at 

Stratford, Conn, (vr 5-83). 
*2053. John Everard Benjamin b. June 5. 1782 at Stratford. 
♦2054. Lucretia Olivia Benjamin b. August 16, 1787 at 

Stratford, Conn, (vr 5-83). 
*2055. Peter Woodward Benjamin b. November 6, 1788 at Strat 

ford, Conn. 

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2056. Delucina Benjamin b. March 7, 1790 at Stratford, 

Conn, (vr 5-83). 

2057. Deborah Benjamin, a twin, b. March 7t 1790 at Strat- 

ford, Conn, (vr 5-83). 

2058. David Benjamin b. September 1791 at Stratford. 

Resources i p. 1146 Hist, of Stratford. Conn. ; Hale's 
Collection of Conn. Vital Records i p. 503 Desc. of Richard 
Austin . Moore and Day. 

1047. SIBYLE BENJAMIN (John^ ^, Caleb 2 , John ) born September 28 

1755 at Stratford, Conn. i the dau. of John and Lucre tia 
(Backus) Benjaminj died September 19, 1814 (gs) at the age 
of 59 at Bridgeport, at the home of her son-in-law Brooks. 
She is buried in the Grove Street Cemetery at New Haven, 
Conn. , lot #1-162. She married Rev. Isaac Jones of New 
Haven on January 23, 1774 at New Haven. He was the son of 
Timothy and Ann i, Goodrich) Jones and was born December 21, 
1738 at New Haven and was buried May 22, 1812. He had m/l 
Elizabeth Trowbridge and m/2 Lucy Goodrich. 

He was a merchant in New Haven and graduated from Yale 
in 1757. 

Children of Isaac and Sibyle (Benjamin) Jones i 

2059. Isaac Jones Jr. b. February 18, 1775 at New Haveni 

d. October 9/17, 1850/2 at Litchfield, Conn. j m. 
1804 Tabitha Thomas, dau. of Hezekiah and Chloe 
(Beecher) Thomas, b. May 18, 1787 at Woodbridge, 
Conn. 

2060. Mary Jones b. October 2, 1777; d. August 1850 at 

Litchfield, Conn. 1 m. 1800 Ozias Lewis Jr. of 
Litchfield. 

2061. William Henry Jones b. November 3, 1778 j m. Sarah 

Barker; taught school in Athens, Georgia. 

2062. Amelia Jones bapt. 1791; m. Charles Goodrich. 

2063. Timothy Jones bapt. 1791; graduated from Yale; re- 

sided in Southington, Conn, and practiced medicine. 

2064. Algernon Sidney Jones b. June 1786 1 d. February 23, 

1858; m. 1812 Frances Farnham. 

2065. Harriet Jones bapt. 1791; m. Benjamin Brooks of 

Bridgeport, Conn. ; was married in the parlor of 
Asa Benjamin's home in E. Bridgeport, Conn., now 
called Stratford, Conn. They lived in the house 
many years and he died there. A dau., Mrs. Noble, 
lived there in 1899. 

2066. Frances Jones bapt. 1791. 

Resources 1 Browne. Foster, and Related Families . Browne, 
1967; Wilson Papers; Boston Transcript July 21, 1930. 

1048. COL. AARON BENJAMIN (John 5 " 24 '" 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born August 

17, 1757 at Stratford, Conn, (vr 1-58); the son of John and 
Lucretia (Backus) Benjamin; died November 3/22, 1828 at the 



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age of 72 (gs) at Stratford, Conn. He married Dorothy 
Brooks of E. Bridgeport, Conn, on February 1, 1?8? at 
Stratford, Conn, (vr 1-121). She was the dau. of Benjamin 
Brooks and was born March 3, 1?68 and died October 5, 1853 
at the age of 85 (gs). She is buried in the Stratford Cem- 
etery lot #4-524. 

He is listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Stratford, 
Fairfield Co., Conn, with 1-1-2, and in the same place in 
the 1800 and 1810 census. 

Aaron enlisted in the Revolutionary War in July 1775, 
when he was not quite 18 years of age, and remained in ser- 
vice until 1815. He was under fire more than 100 times. 
He was an Ensign in the 8th Conn. Regt. in January 1777 and 
also served in the 3rd and 5th Regts. and became a Lt. Col. 
He was discharged June 15, 1815. His wife, Dorothy, re- 
ceived a pension #W25223. 

Children of Aaron and Dorothy (Brooks) Benjamin i 

2067. Delia Benjamin b. February 29, 1788 at Stratford, 

Conn. ; m. Philo Dickerson. 

2068. Delucina Pulaski Benjamin b. April 3, 1790 at 

Stratford (vr 5-121); d. August 7, 1794 at Strat- 
ford, Conn. 

2069. Olivia Eloiza Benjamin b. March 7, 1792 at Stratford 

(vr 2-121)i d. unm. January 6, 1853 (gs) and is 
buried at Stratford Cemetery, lot #4-524. 

2070. Alvira Benjamin b. February 8, 1794 at Stratford, 

Conn, (vr 5-121); m. Captain Samuel C. Nicoll on 

February 23, 1820. 
♦2071. Delucina Pulaski Benjamin b. March 22, 1796 at 

Stratford, Conn, (vr 5-121). 
♦2072. William Massena Benjamin b. January 1/3, 1800 at 

Stratford. 
♦2073. John C. Benjamin b. July 11, 1802 at Stratford. 

2074. Richard Montgomery Benjamin b. February 29, 1805 at 

Stratford (vr 5-121)? d. August 20, 1805. 

2075. Lucy Emily Benjamin, a twin, b. February 20, I305i 

d. November 2, 1880 and buried at Stratford Cem- 
etery, lot #1-47 » m. Purcell. 

*2076. Frederick Augustus Benjamin b. September 24, 1807 at 
Stratford, Conn. 

Resourcesi Vol. 11 p. 181 Public Rec.of State of Conn., p. 
1146 Hist, of Stratford. Conn. . Orcutt. 1886> Vol. 29 
National Cyclopaedia of Am. Biog. ; p. 100 Book 5 Early 
Conn. Marriages . Bailey; Wilson Papers; Providence R.I. 
Journal of Deaths ; Vol. 6 p. 35 Records of State of Conn. . 
Hoadly; Hale Colletion of Conn. Vital Records and Cemetery 
Recordsi Barbour Collection of Conn. Vital Records. 

10 50. CLARA BENJAMIN 6 (John 5 " 21 " 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born May 13, 1762 
at Stratford, Conn.; the dau. of John and Lucretia (Backus) 
Benjamin; died August 13, 1843 at Columbus, Georgia. She 
married Josiah Meigs of Middletown, Conn, and Washington DC 

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on January 20, 1782. He was the son of Return Jonathan and 
Grace (Starr) Meigs and was born August 21, 1757 at Middle- 
town, Conn, and died September 4, 1822. 

He graduated from Yale College in 1738 and was a prof- 
fesor at Yale and the first President of the University of 
Georgia. He was Secretary of the W. S. Land Office at 
Washington, D.C. 

Children of Josiah and Clara (Benjamin) Meigs t 
♦2077. Henry Meigs b. October 28, 1782 at New Haven, Conn. 

2078. Clara Meigs b. September 18, 1784; d. July 17, 1853i 
m. John Forsyth of Columbus, Georgia. He was 
Secretary of State under Presidents Jackson and 
Van Bur en. They had a dau. who m. General Meade 
and their son became Admiral Meade. 

2079. Julia Meigs b. April 1, 1787t d. October 26, 1787. 

2080. Samuel William Meigs b. Dec. 1, 1788; d. July 1,1818 
♦2081. Charles Delucena Meigs b. 19, 1792 at Bermuda. 

2082. Lea Meigs b. at sea May 19, 1794; d.May 1794. 

2083. Juliana Meigs b. July 18, 1795; d. July 18, 1808. 

2084. Ezra Stiles Meigs b. August 8, 1801; d. 1842. 

2085. John Benjamin Meigs b. June 1808. 

Resouroesi p. 514-5 Vol. 2 ColonialFam. of U.S. . McKenzie. 

10 51. ^ASA (ASAPH) BENJAMIN (John 5 " 4 " 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born Decem- 
ber 2/12, 1763 at Stratford, Conn. j the son of John and 
Lucretia (Backus) Benjamin; died August 13, 1833 at the age 
of 70 years at E. Bridgeport, Conn. (gs). He married 
Hannah Plant on October 7, 1787 at Stratford, Conn. She 
was the dau. of Solomon Plant and the sister of Governor 
Plant of Conn. She was born October 25, 1770/1 and died 
May 31, 1829, age 58 (gs). They are both buried in the 
Bridgeport Cemetery lot #4-148. 

They lived at Stratford until 1821, when they moved to 
Bridgeport, Conn. He was a cordage manufacturer. 

He served in the Conn, troops in the Revolutionar War 
for two years and three months and was pensioned April 10, 
1833. (Pension #S12207). He was present when Major Andre 
was hung at Tappan on Oct. 1780. He enlisted March 1779 in 
the Company of Guards or State Troops stationed at the 
town of Stratford under the command of Lt. Samuel Patterson 

He was listed in the 1790 Federal Census at Stratford, 
Conn, with 1-1-1 and at the same place in the 1800 and 
1810 census. 

Children of Asa and Hannah (Plant) Benjamini 

2086. Everard Benjamin b. January 24, 1791 at Stratford, 

Conn, (vr 5-105); d. September 10, 1817 at New 
Orleans, age 26. He was a soldier in the War of 
1812 and was taken a prisoner and died (one refer- 
ence said in France )?and another death date is 
given as August 31, 1817. He was a Captain. 

2087. Meigs Delucena Benjamin b. October 16, 1792 at Strat 

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ford, Conn, (vr 5-103); d. August 15, 1794, at the 
age of 2 years. 

♦2088. Meigs Delucena Benjamin b. September 13, 1795 at 
Stratford, Conn. 
2089. Sally Matilda Benjamin b. September 14, 1779 at 
Stratford; d. December 30, 1800, age 1 year. 

♦2090. Sally Matilda Benjamin b. October 18, 1801 at Strat- 
ford, Conn. 

♦2091. Hannah Marion (Maria) Benjamin b. August 28, 1809 at 
Stratford, Conn, (vr 5-105). 

2092. Delia Benjamin b. September 10, 1814 at Stratford; 

(vr 5-105)i d. October 8, 1815. 

Resources! p. 1146 Hist, of Stratford. Conn. . Orcutt; Vol. 
26 p. 34 PAR Lineage Book ; Book 5 p. 100 Early Conn. Mar- 
riages . Bailey; Wilson Papers, which included information 
from Asa's family Bible ; Vol. 6, 7, & 8 Records of State 
of Conn. . Hoadly, 1922. 

) 10 56. WILLIAM DELUCINA BENJAMIN (John 5 " 4 " 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born 
March 7, 1773 at Stratford, Conn.; theson of John and 
Lucretia (Backus) Benjamin; died July 13, 1852 at the age 

of 79 at Stratford (gs). He married Sarah Marie , who 

was born October 1782 and died April 1853. (gs). They are 
both buried at the Stratford Cemetery, lot #4-524. 

Children of William D. and Sarah ( ) Benjamini 

2093. William Benjamin. According to Dr. Wilson's records, 

he died in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1875. A William 
Benjamin Jr. ra. Ann D. Steele on September 1, 1835 
at the Brooklyn Dutch Reform Church in New York 
City. Also, a William Benjamin died December 16, 
1835 and is buried in the Stratford lot #4-522, 
(which would be in his grandfather John's lot.) 

2094. Everard Benjamin. He married and had a daugher, who 

m. Mr. Gordon of Utica, New York. 

Resources! Vol. 72 p. 243-4 N.Y. Gen, and Biog. Record ; 
Hale's Collection of Conn. Cemetery Records. 

1060. GIDEON BENJAMIN (George^John " 3 , Caleb , John ) born Novem- 
ber 17, 1759 at Stratford, Conn.; the son of George and 
Mary (Howe) Benjamin; died November 5, 1846 at the age of 
87 (gs), at Stratford, Conn. He married Sarah Booth, the 
dau. of John and Abigail (Paterson) Booth, who was born in 
1759 and died January 16, 1841, at the age of 81 (gs) at 
Stratford. They are both buried in the Stratford Cemetery, 
lot #21-522. 

Gideon is listed in the 1800 and 1810 census at Strat- 
ford, Conn. 

Children of Gideon and Sarah (Booth) Benjamini 

2095. Mary Benjamin b. 1785-92; d. at 19 years of age. 
♦2096. Delucena Benjamin b. 1784-90 at Stratford, in the 

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old Benjamin Inn or Tavern. 
2097. Harriet Benjamin b. 1785-92; m. Samuel Peeti had dau 

Abbie Peet, who m. Henry Edwards and dau. Isadore 

Peet, who resided in Bridgeport, Conn. 
♦2098. Sarah Benjamin b. June 1, 1794 at Stratford, Conn. 
*2099. Hiram B. Benjamin b. 1796" at Stratford. 
*2I00. William Hiatt Benjamin b. 1797 at Stratford. 
♦2101. George M. (or R./S. ) Benjamin b. 1800 at Stratford. 
*2102. Robert Charles Benjamin b. November 2, 1803 at 

Stratford, Conn. 

Resourcesi Vol. 8 p. 135, Vol. 49 p. 157, Vol. 91 p. 155 
PAR Lineage Books ; Wilson Records} Bible and Family Records 
at Hartford State Library, Conn. 

1062. ALICE (ELLIS) BENJAMIN (George 5 , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) 

born September 8, 1764 at Stratford, Conn, (vr 5-65) » the 
dau. of George and Mary (Howe) Benjamin; died May 1, 1862, 
age 98, at Stratford, Conn. She married John Thompson on 
January/February 19t'1786 at Stratford, Conn, (vr 5-76). 
He was the son of Capt. William and Mehitable (Uffit/Uffort 
Thompson and was born July 17, 1763 and died July 16, I836 
at Stratford, Conn. 

He was in the Revolutionary War and received a pension, 
#W25480. He enlisted at Stratford, under the command of 
Capt. James Burton. 

Children of John and Alice (Benjamin) Thompson 1 

2103. Caroline Thompson; m. Dr. William Sheeton. 

2104. Joseph Thompson b. June 12, 1806 at Stratford, Conn. 

d. February 26, I876 at Bridgeport, Conn.; m. July 
18, 1831 Harriet Marie Kirkland. 

2105. Mary Hough Thompson; m. William H. Stevenson. 

Resourcesi p. 436 Gen, of Bostwick Fam. . Bostwick, 1901; 
Vol. 7 p. 70, Vol. 31 p. 206 PAR Lineage Books ; p. 54 War 
Pension Abstracts ; Thompson Family Ass . 

?1Q63. JOHN BENJAMIN 6 (George 5 , John**" 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born 1766/ 
1767 at Stratford, Conn. ; the possible son of George and 

Mary (Howe) Benjamin. He married about 1790 . 

He was called both "of Stratford and Preston" and serv- 
ed in the Conn. Line in 1777-81 

Resourcesi Conn. Society Collection . Vol. 8. 

1063. PAVIP BLISS BENJAMIN (George 5 , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born 

January 29 » 1771 at Stratford, Conn. ; the son of George and 
Mary (Howe) Benjamin. He married Esther Benjamin, dau. of 
Jacob and Esther (Dunham) Benjamin. She was born ctober 
25, 1774 at West Windsor, Hartford Co., Conn, and died Mar- 
ch 1864. 

The names of their children are unknown at this time. 

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Resourcei Family Group Sheet found in the Library of Latter 
Day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

1068. PHILIP BENJAMIN 6 (George 5 , John 4 " 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born Jan- 
uary 27. 1775 at Stratford, Conn. j theson of George and 
Mary (Howe) Benjamin. His marriage is unknown. 

He was an Ensign in the New York Militia in 1813 and 
was in the 1800 census of Stratford, Conn, withi 
l-0-l-l-0//2-l-l-0-0...so obviously he had a family. 

Resource i Census Records. 

1076. JOSEPH D. (7DRAKE) BENJAMIN 6 (Elnathan 5 , Samuel 4 , John 3 , Ca- 
leb 2 , John*) born about 177/8 at Stratford, Conn. i the son 
of Elnathan and Mary ( ) Benjamin. (If Elnathan was mar- 
ried only once, then his mother was Jane Drake.); bapt. Dec 
ember 1771 at Stratford, Conn. (cr)j died September 19, 
1828, age 50 (gs) and buried in the Galick Farm Cemetery at 
West Haven, Vermont. He m/l Betty Curtis on July 25, 1795 
at Stratford, Conn, (vr) and m/2 Sarah (Sally) Rice (Race) 
on December 30, 1804 at Hamton, Washington Co., New York, 
the dau. of Isaac and Sarah (Cleveland) Race. She was born 
in 1776 and died April 10, 1869 at Hampton, N.Y. (Notei 
Another account gives his wife's name as Sarah Washburn of 
Whitehall, N.Y.) 

Joseph is listed in the 1800 census of Rutland, Vermont 
with self, wife, and son under 10 years. He is listed in 
the 1810 census at Salem, Washington Co., N.Y. withi 
0-2-0-1-0//2-1-0-1-0 and again in the 1820 and 1825 census 
of Whitehall, Washington Co., N.Y. 

In 1806 Joseph Drake Benjamin bought for $500. land 
from Jeremiah Adams and wife Patience, but it wasn*t filed 
until 1815. In 1825 he sold land to his dau. Eliza and 
also dau. Charity and William Hannes. In 1826 he and wife 
Sarah sold land to Israel Howe, and in I83I his two daus. 
sold land to Datty Allen. 

A Joseph Benjamin was a Lt. from Washington Co., N.Y. 
in 1807 with the N.Y. Militia and in the War of 1812, a 
Joseph Benjamin is listed from Fairhaven, Vt. 

However, there was also a Drake Benjamin, an Ensign, 
in the Washington County, N.Y. Militia in 1807 and in the 
1800 census in Rutland Co., Westhaven, Vermont with both he 
and a wife in the 16-24 age group with no children. This 
indicates to your compilier that there were two separate 
individuals, one Joseph D. Benjamin and the other Drake 
Benjamin. 

Joseph Benjamin was on the assessment roll of Whitehall 
New York in 1805. 

Children of Joseph and Betty (Curtis) Benjamin 1 
*2106. Nathan Benjamin b. 1794-l800j prob. in Conn. 
2107. Charity Benjamin b. May 27» I802j m. Deacon William 
Hannas (Hannis). 

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2108. Eliza Benjamin be. 1806 in Whitehall, N.Y. > d. Dec- 
ember 1891 I m. Rev. Ger shorn Day, a clergyman and 
brother of Henry Day. 

Resources! p. 102 Book 5 Early Conn. Marriages . Bailey 1 p. 
458 Hist, of Fair Haven. Vt> . Adams j Vol. 3 p. 682 & ?20 
Vermont Hist. Gazateer . 

10?7. CHARITY BENJAMIN (Elnathan^, Samuel , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) 
born February 6, I769 at Stratford, Conn. j the dau. of El- 

nathan and Mary ( ) or Jane (Drake) Benjamin; bapt. March 

I769 at Stratford, Conn. j died December 26, 1851 at Medina, 
Ohio. She married January 30, 1791 at Hartford, Conn, (vr) 
Joseph Winthrop Northrup/Northrop. 

They moved from Brookfield, Conn, to Cornwall in Feb. 
1796, and ten years later left for the Western Reserve sec- 
tion of Ohio. Two of their sons went ahead and put up a 
log cabin for their family. Nira B. Northrop published a 
book in 1861 on the pioneer history of Medina Co. In it is 
said, "In Nov. 1816, Da than Northrop came on and put up the 
logs and roof of the cabin for Joseph Northrop and family, 
who had stopped in Nelson, Portage Co., and waited for sled 
ding until the last of Jan. 1817 * when they removed to Med- 
ina and went in with Esq. Ferris. There they remained un- 
til they could mud up the cabin. In order to do this, they 
had to heat water, and dig through the snow, then 8 inches 
deep. This being accomplished, they moved into it the 6th 
day of Feb.l8l7# without door, floor, or chimney. The 
weather was very cold, but plenty of wood was at hand, and 
they were quite comfortable and thankful. In a few days, 
built a stick chimney, hewed puncheon boards for door and 
table. Pole bedsteads and stools or benches constituted 
the furniture for the time being." 

The first election for township officers for Medina was 
held on April 6, 1818 and Joseph Northrop was elected one 
of three trustees. Their house was about the third built 
in Medina. The First Congregational Church was organized 
Feb. 21, 1819 with 7 members, indluding Joseph, Charity, 
and Nira Northrop. 

Children of Joseph and Charity (Benjamin) Northrop 1 
2109 Nira Benjamin Northrop b. December 8, 1793l d. Sept- 
ember 27,18?8| m. July 1, 1818 Abigail Nettleton. 

2110. Betsey Northrop b. September 1793; d. March 6, 1877j 

m. February 28, 1813 Alanson Johnson. 

2111. Da than Northrop b. February 28, 1795? d. September 

26, 1883; m. Pamelia Johnson. He was a Brig. 

General of the Medina Co. Militia and member of 
the Ohio Legislature 1831-2. 

2112. Eliza Northrop b. October 1798j dc. i860 in Weymouth 

Ohio j m. March 22, 1818 Giles Barnes. She was the 
first school teacher in Median, during the summer 
of 1817 and her's was the first wedding in Medina. 

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2113. Amanda Northrop, who died at age 8. 

2114. Morris Northrop b. March 16, 1803. 

2115. Mary Northrop b. August 29, 1808 j d. April 18?5 at 

Windham, Ohio. 

Resources 1 Records of Mrs. Byron E. Janes of Storrs, Conn. 

1078. SAMUEL BENJAMIN 6 (Elnathan 5 , Samuel 4 , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) 
born about 1774 in Stratford, Conn. j the son of Elnathan 

and Mary ( ) or Jane (Drake) Benjamin » died May 28, 1855 

at age 81 (gs) and is buried in the Stratford Cemetery, lot 
#3-556. He may have m/l Delda or Delia — and m/2 Sally 

who was be. 1777/8 and died February 28, 1844, age 66 

(gs) and is buried with her husband. 

He was a blacksmith and listed in the 1790 Federal Cen- 
sus at Stratford, Conn, withi 1-0-1 and in the 1800 census 
of Derby, Conn, withi 1-0-0-1-0//0-0-1-0-0. 

Children of Samuel Benjamim 

2116. Samuel Benjamin be. 1790-1800. 

♦2117. Sherman Benjamin b. September 21, 1800 at Derby. 

Resources! Hale's Collection of Conn. Church and Cemetery 
Records. 

?1079. DAVID BENJAMIN PHIPANY (PHIPPENNEE) . CAPT 6 , (Elnathan 5 , Sam- 

4" 3 2" 1 
uel , John-', Caleb , John ) born about 1775/6 probably at 

Stratford, Conn. j probably the son of Elnathan and Mary ( — 

— ) Benjamin and the adopted son of Joseph or Benjamin and 

Hannah (Benjamin) Phippennee; died January 5, 1849, age 73 

years (gs) and buried in the Galick Farm Cemetery at West 

Haven, Vermont. He married Nancy Snody. 

David Benjamin was adopted when he was four weeks old, 
and according to family tradition, was orphaned. (If 
that is true, he certainly isn't the son of Elnathan! How- 
ever, it is your compilier's belief that Elnathan was mar- 
ried twice, first to Mary, and then to Jane Drake. When 
Mary died, probably in child birth, Elnathan couldn't hand- 
le a small baby, so allowed the child to be adopted by his 
sister, wife of Benjamin Phippeny. In fairness to the 
reader, the compilier must assert that this is all conject- 
ure... except that the records do indicate that Elnathan 
was married twice, David was a Benjamin, the Phippeny 
family came from Stratford, Conn., Elnathan had a sister 
Hannah, and children of David's call childrenfrom other 
lines of Elnathan "cousin". 

He was adopted by either Joseph or Benjamin Phippeny 

and wife Hannah . (It is your compilier's theory that 

Hannah was a Benjamin.) 

Nancy Snody was also an adopted child of Joseph Phip- 
peny, Snody was a family name that came to Whitehall from 
Conn. David was a leading man in the community and lived 
until 1849. He was a Captain in the Militia, and generally 

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referred to as Captain Phippeny or Captain Benjamin. He 
was a member of the old Social Masonic Lodge and was the 
Master in 1815. He was a stern, uncompromising man, strict 
in discipline, without much sympathy for the follies of the 
rising generation. He retained his name until his sons 
were adults, and then he resumed the name of Benjamin, It 
would seem that his change of name was not always recogniz- 
ed, as his gravestone carried the namei David B. Phippenee. 

David lived on the bank of the lake in Vermont, across 
from South Bay., 

It would seem that his children honored the change in 
name, since they carry it as their surname. 

Children of David Benjamin and Nancy (Snody) Phippanyi 
♦2118. Benjamin Benjamin b. 1804 at Stiff Knee, Vermont. 
♦2119. Elnathan Benjamin b. 1808 in Vermont. 
2120. Morris Benjamin b. 1813 in Vermont j d. August 3, 

1873, age 60, buried in the Galick Farm Cemetery 
at West Haven, Vt. } he was feeble minded, after 
father f s death he lived with his brother Samuel. 
♦2121. Samuel Benjamin b. 1819/20 at West Haven, Vt. 

2122. Anna Benjamini m. John Offensend. 

2123. Maria Benjamin; m. General David Barrett. 

2124. Hannah Benjaminj m. William Clark. 

♦2125. Annis Benjamin b. January 6, 1820 at West Haven, Vt. 

Resources! Research of Mrs. Fred Stiles of Ft. Ann, N.Y. j 
Records of Mrs. Gordon McEachron of Argyle, N.Y.j Newspaper 
clipping dated Nov. 11, 1918 by Clarence Holden. 

1080. ELNATHAN BENJAMIN (Elnathan^, Samuel , John^, Caleb 2 , John 1 ) 
born about 1782 in Stratford, Conn. ; the son of Elnathan 
and Jane (Drake) Benjamin. He married Polly Wiltsey of 
Whitehall, N.Y. She was born in 1813/4 in Washington Co., 
N.Y. It would also seem that she was a second wife. His 
first wife was b. 1790-1800. Elnathan had died before 1865., 

He is listed as an Ensign from Warren, Washington Co., 
N.Y. in the N.Y. Militia in 1815 and a Captain in 1822 in 
the 154th Regiment of the State Militia. 

Three brothers, Elnathan, Walter, and ^uthan, settled 
the shore of South Bay previous to 1820. Elnathan was an 
early Justice of the Peace. He is listed in the 1810 cen- 
sus of Putnam Twp,, Washington Co., N.Y. with 1 m. 0/l0| 
1 m. 26/45// 2 f 0/10 i 1 f. 16/26. In the 1820 census of 
Dresden, Washington Co., N.Y. he is listed as Nathan, not 
Elnathan withi 3-0-0-1-1-0//2-2-0-1-0. 

There are deeds on file for him. Book CC p. 131 Elnath- 
an and wife Polly sell land to Israel Howe of Whitehall in 
1830 j and again in I836 they sell to Israel Howe and wife 
Celinda. In 1843 (Book 7 p. 574) Elnathan of Dresden buys 
land from James Tucket and wife Martha. In 1842 he sold 
land to Alfred H. Griswold and Throop Barney. Other 
names included in deed records with Elnathan werei Jacob S. 

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Clark and wife Polly, Samuel Benjamin and wife Mary J., 
Orange and Lucretia Watkins, Dennis Jones, and William and 
Hannah Clark. 

Children of Elnathan and unknown wifei 
♦2126. Joseph Benjamin b. January 19, 1813 at Dresden, N.Y. 
♦2127. Jesse Benjamin be. 181*+ at N.Y. 

2128. 2 females b. 1810-15. 

2129. 1 male b. 1815-20. 

2130. 1 female b. 1815-20. 

*2131. Alonzo or Alanson Benjamin b. 1822 at Whitehall, NY 

2132. 2 females b. 1825-30. 

2133. 1 male b. 1825-30. 

Children of Elnathan and Polly (Wiltsey) Benjamint 

2134. Sarah Benjamin b. 1835 at Whitehall, N.Y. 

2135. Susannah Benjamin b. 1840 in N.Y. 

2136. Caroline Benjamin b. 1848 in N.Y. 

Resources 1 p. 185 Hist. of Washington Co.. N.Y.. Johnsoni 
Census Records; Research of Mrs. Fred Stiles of Ft. Ann, NY 

1081. ABEL BENJAMIN (Elnathan 5 , Samuel 4 , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) 

born about 1784 in Stratford, Conn.; the son of Elnathan 
and Jane (Drake) Benjamin; died February 25, 1826, age 42 
(gs) and buried in the Galick Farm Cemetery at West Haven, 
Vermont. He married Rachel Hurlburt, dau. of Caleb and 
Lydia (Mitchell) Hurlburt, Jr. She was born in 1780 in 
Washington Co., N.Y. and died February 24, I865/6 at the 
age of 85 (gs) and is buried with her husband. 

Abel is listed in the 1810, 1820, and 1830 census re- 
cords at Whitehall, Washington Co., New York. 

Abel was a blacksmith and his shop was on Church Street. 
Deeds covering a period from 1823/4 to 1849 for Abel are on 
file. They were with William Walker, Israel Howe, Horace 
and Celestia Holcomb, Throop Barney, Bennett Cobb and Julio 
T. Buel. 

Children of Abel and Rachel (Hurlburt) Benjamint 

2137. 1 female b. 1804-10; prob. Colenet Benjamin who m. 

Seymour Daley. 
*2138. Celeste/Celestia Benjamin b. 1812 in Washington Co., 

2139. 1 male b. 1815-20. 

2140. Abel Hale Benjamin b. February 21, 1820; d. November 

18, 1848; m. Emeline Town. 

2141. 1 male b. 1825-30; prob. David L. Benjamin, d. Dec. 

13t 1837 (gs), buried with parents. 

2142. Nancy Benjamin d. May 21, 1818 and buried in the 

William Street Cemetery of Whitehall, N.Y. 

Resources; p. 112 Hurlburt Gen. . Hurlburt, 1888; Research 
of Mrs. Fred Stiles of Ft. Ann, N.Y. 

1082. JESSE BENJAMIN 6 . Elnathan 5 , Samuel 4 , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) 

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born about 1794 at Stratford, Conn. ; the son of Elnathan 
and Jane (Drake) Benjamin. 

There is a Jesse Benjamin located in the 1820, 1830, 
and 1840 Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York census re- 
ords. In the 1820 census there are just two individuals — 
likely a young married couple. In the 1830 census there is 
listed the following 1 2 m. 5/10; 1 m. 40/50// 1 f. 5/l0j 
1 f. 40/50 and 1 f. 60/?0. In the 1840 census there is 
listed! 1 m. 15/20 ; 1 m. 50/60// 1 f. 15/20; 1 f. 50/60. 

p. 36 Vol. 50 of the gj. Ei. Hist, and Gen. Register in- 
dicates Elizabeth Cotton, dau. of William Cotton of Water- 
bury, Washington Co., N.Y. married Jesse Benjamin and she 
died in Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., New York. 

Children of Jesse and Elizabeth (Cotton) Benjamini 

2143. Ruth M. Benjamin. 

2144. John Benjamin. 

2145. Lysander Benjamin. Thre is a Lysander Benjamin in 

the 1855 City Directory of Buffalo, Erie Co., NY. 

Resources 1 Given above. 

1083. WALTER BENJAMIN 6 (Elnathan 5 , Samuel**, John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) 

born between 1775-94 at Stratford, Conn.; the son of Elnath 
an and Jane (Drake) Benjamin; died before 1855. He married 
Jane Barrett, born in 1795 in N.Y. and died June 5, I876, 
age 81 (gs). She is buried in the Clemons Cemetery, along 
old Route #22, near Dresden, N.Y. 

In the 1825 Dresden, N.Y. census, Walter Benjamin is 
listed with 5 males and 2 females in his family. 

Children of Walter and Jane (Barrett) Benjamini 

2146. 1 male b. 1810-20 (may have died). 

♦2147. Burr Benjamin b. February 29, 1820 in Washington Co. 

♦2148. Edward Smith Benjamin b. February 24, 1824. 

♦2149. Charles Benjamin b. November 24, 1825. 

♦2150. Polly Benjamin b. I836 in Washington Co., N.Y. 

Resources! Research of Mrs. Fred Stiles of Ft. Ann, N.Y. 

1085. DUTHAN BENJAMIN 6 (Elnathan 5 , Samuel^, John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) 

born March 31 » 1799 in Washington Co., New York; the son of 
Elnathan and Jane (Drake) Benjamin; died 1881. He married 
Delinda (Dulinda) Allen on December 24, 1820, the dau. of 
Daty and Elizabeth (Blossom) Allen. She was born in Octo- 
ber 12, 1804 at Pawlet, Vermont and died January I898. 

Duthan was listed as a carpenter and ship's carpenter. 
He was a Justice of the Peace in I833 thru I837. In the 
1825 census of Dresden he is listed with 1 male and 4 fe- 
males. In the I865 census, she is listed as the mother of 
12 children, and they have a grand dau., Arena D. Reed born 
1857, living with them. 

Duthan was a Baptist, and when he joined the Odd Fellow 
he was expelled from the church, but he preferred to give 

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up his church rather than his lodge. 

Delinda*s obit said that they had 14 children, of whom 
5 were still alive at her death in 1898. 

Children of Duthan and Delinda (Allen) Benjamin i 
♦2151. Mary Benjamin b. 1822 in Washington Co., N.Y. 

2152. Sally (Sallie) Benjamin b. Sepgember 29, 1825 at 
South Bay, N.Y.j d. January 29, 1825 at Nebraska! 
ra. in Whitehall, N.Y. December 29, 1842 Benjamin 
W. Brewster, son of Nathaniel Brewster. He died 
at Ragan, Nebraska August 25, 1889. He removed 
from Dresden to Ft. Ann and then on to Ragan, Neb. 

2153. Eliza Benjamin b. I836. 
♦2154. Julio Buell Benjamin b. April 22, I838. 
♦2155. Harry S. Benjamin b. September 22, 1843 at Dresden. 

2156. William F./P. Benjamin be. 1851; apparently died be- 
fore his parents. 

2157. John Benjamin. 

2158. Daughter who m. David Beck of Whitehall, N.Y. 

2159. Daughter who m. Thomas Knight of Whitehall, N.Y. 

Resourcesi p. 596 Brewster Gen. . Jones, 190?» Census Record 
Research of Mrs. Fred Stiles of Ft. Ann, N.Y. 

71086. DRAKE BENJAMIN (Elnathan 5 , Samuel^, John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) 
born between 1774-84; the son of Elnathan and Jane (Drake) 
Benjamin. 

He is listed in the 1800 census of West Haven, Vermont 
with just himself and wife in the 16-24 age bracket. 

He is named as an Ensign in 1807 in the Washington Co-, 
Company of the New York Militia. 

There seems to be some confusion between his name and 
that of Joseph D. Benjamin, who also seems to be called 
Drake Benjamin on occassion. (See #1076.) 

1089. ALLEN (ALLYN) BENJAMIN 6 (Caleb 5 " 4 . John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born 
August 14, 1765 at East Hartford, Conn.ithe son of Caleb 
and Rebecca (Risley) Benjamini bapt. August 18, I865 at E. 
Windsor, Conn. He m/1 August 28, 1788 at Enfield, Conn. 
(vr) Beulah Osborn (Ashborn). She was born January 23, 
1768 and died April 23, 1811, at the age of 43 (gs). He 
m/2 December 4, 1811 Lydia Bancroft, who was born in 1766 
and died February 3, 1824/5 at E. Hartford. She is buried 
in the E. Hartford Cemetery, lot #7-111 and Allen and his 
first wife are buried in the North End Cemetery at Ware- 
house Point, Conn. 

Allen was listed in the 1790 Federal Census at E. Wind- 
sor, Conn, with 1-1-1, and in the 1800 census at the same 
place with i3-0-0-l-0//2-0-0-2-0. A Capt. Alea Benjamin 
lived in Stratford in 1787 at the Old Mill. (It is thought 
this might refer to Allen?) 

Allen* s will is dated June 19, 1824 with Josiah Ells- 
worth as executor. The will is #277, with a cocidal #477. 

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He gave his estate to sons Caleb and Ithamar, from which 
they are to pay Caleb $200., Walter #30., Harvey $30., 
Dorothy $70., Beulah $40., Odaline $30., and he left Allen 
his wearing apparel and Conrad his watch and saddle. 

Children of Allen and Beulah (Osborn) Benjamin i 
*2l60. Walter Benjamin b. January 28, 1789 at E. Windsor. 

2161. Mabel Benjamin b. December 30, 1790 at E. Windsor; 

d. December 11, 1818, age 28 (gs) and buried in 
E. Windsor, Conn. Cemetery, lot #3039; unm. 

2162. Allen Benjamin b. September 20, 1792 at E. Windsor; 

d. July 27, 1825, age 34 at Warehouse Point; m. 
January 1812 at E. Windsor Lydia Osborn, who d. 
February 3, 1824. They had 2 children. 

♦2164. Beulah Benjamin b. October 3t 1794 at E. Windsor. 
2165. Harvey Benjamin b. August 27, 1796 at E. Windsor; m. 
Sarah McKinney; resided in Springfield, Mass. and 
later Syracuse, N.Y. ; had son William Benjamin, 
who resided in Michigan, plus 2 other children. 

♦2166. Conrad Benjamin b. February 10, 1799 at E. Windsor. 
2167. Dorothy Avaline Benjamin b. August 26, 1801; d. May 
20 f 1874; m. as 2nd wife of Samuel Patchen 
(Pitkin) at Warehouse Point. They had no issue. 

♦2168. Caleb Benjamin b. February 8, 1807 at E. Windsor. 

2169. Ithamar B. Benjamin b. November 30, 1810; unm.; d. 

April 3» 1852 at Rio de Janerio, South America; 
buried in E. Windsor, Conn. Cemetery lot #3-39. 
He was the master of the ship "John Jay". 

Resources 1 p. 71 & 828 Hist, of Ancient Windsor. Conn. . 
Stiles; Probate Records of State of Conn. . Manwarning; 
Hale*s Collection of Conn. Church and Cemetery Records; 
p. 1502 Vol. 2 Hist, of Enfield. Conn. . Allen; p. 80 Book 7 
Early Conn. Marriages . Bailey; Records of Jon Stedman of 
Denton, Texas. 

1094. DOROTHY BENJAMIN 6 (Caleb 5 " 4 , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born about 
1775 at East Hartford, Conn.; the dau. of Caleb and Rebecca 
(Risley) Benjamin; bp. February 19, 1775 at East Hartford, 
Conn, (cr 1-41); died February 1800. She married Aaron 
Hills, son of Ebenezer Hills. He was born February 25t 
1770 at E. Hartford. The administration of his estate was 
dated October 4, I837. He m/2 Lucy . 

Children of Aaron and Dorothy (Benjamin) Hills 1 

2170. Austin Hills b. July 1794; d. May 21, 1875. 

2171. Isaac Hills b. July 1796; m. Elizabeth Sage. 

2172. Dorothy Hills b. September 1798, d. June 1799. 

Resource; p. 55 Gen, of Desc. of William Hills . Hills, 1906 

1099. EDWIN BENJAMIN 6 (Jonathan 5 , Gideon 4 , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) 

born about 1793 at Hartford, Conn. ; the son of Jonathan and 
Mary (Woodbridge) Benjamin. (Notei The above birth date is 

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figured from his grave stone record, which might have been 
misread.) i bapt. at the E. Hartford, Conn. Church (cr 1-53) 
on January 13, 1788| died April 28, 1848, age 55 (gs). at E. 
Hartford, Conn, and is buried in the Center Cemetery of E. 
Hartford, lot #1-63. He m/1 Harriet Case of E. Hartford on 
June 4, 1818 at Manchester, Conn, (cr 2-199). He ra/2 Eliz- 
abeth S. Danforth of Hartford on August 23, 1827 at Hart- 
ford, Conn, (vr 1-56), the dau. of Samuel and Melinda 
(Seymour) Danforth. She was bapt. December 1802 and died 
October 8, 1858 at Hartford, (obit record.) 

Edwin and Elizabeth S. Benjamin were confirmed June 30, 
1830 at Christ Church in Hartford, (cr) . 

His death was also reported as Edward Benjamin of Litch- 
field, Conn. 

In the E. Hartford Town Hall Land Records, he sold land 
on March 8, 1832 and was a trustee on June 24, 1839. 

Children of Edwin and Harriet (Case) Benjamin i 
*2173. George Benjamin b. 1822 in E. Hartford, Conn. 

Children of Edwin and Elizabeth (Danforth) Benjamini 
2174. Mary Elizabeth Benjamin bp. July 18, 1830 at Christ 
Church of Hartford ; m. Frank E. Wiggins of Washing 
ton, D.C.j moved to San Francisco, Calif. 

Resources 1 E. Hartford Cemetery Records 1 Hale's Collection 
of Conn. Church and Cemetery Records; p. 38 Olmstead Fam. 
in Am. . Olmstead, 1912 ; p. 449 Desc. of Wm. and Elizabeth 
Tuttle . Tuttle, 1883; p. 105 Danforth Gen. . May, 1902; 
p. 60 & 165 Hist, of Christ Church of Hartford. Conn. 

1103. JAMES BENJAMIN 6 Gideon 5 ~\ John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born about 
1760 at E. Hartford, Conn. ; the son of Gideon and Ben- 
jamin; bapt. April 6, 1760 at E. Hartford, Conn, (cr 1-28); 
died December 1799 at Tinmouth, Rutland Co., Vermont. He 
married Mary (Molly/Polly) Hyde on June 23/24, 1784 at Le- 
banon, Conn, (vr 7-22), the dau. of Dan and Mary (Wattles) 
Hyde. She was born May 7, 1764 and died in Berkshire, 
Franklin Co., Vermont. She m/2 Neri Crampton on April/May 
1816. He died September 20, 1827 at Tinmouth, Vermont. 

James was a chorister and was to assist in tuning the 
psalms in 1784 in E. Hartford. Polly, wife of James Benjam 
in 'owed ye covenant* on April 17, 1796 at the E. Hartford 
Church, (cr 1-71). 

James was in the Revolutionary War. Mary Crampton was 
allowed a pension, #W20935, on account of the services in 
the Rev. War of her former husband, James Benjamin, She 
made application for the pension October 27, I838, at which 
time she was 73 years of age and a resident of Berkshire, 
Vermont. It was stated that James, while a resident of 
Hartford, Conn., and aged 14 years, enlisted and served as 
a fifer and orderly sergeant. The lenght of his service 
was not stated. When he was 19 years of age, he was com- 
missioned June 20, 1779 as an Ensign in the Conn. Line and 

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served until 1781, when he was transferred to the 5th 
Conn. Regt, 

From Conn, records, James and Jonathan Benjamin (prob- 
ably his brother) asked to form and constitute a Matross 
Company, which was allowed. Later James is listed as a Lt. 
in Matross Co., 19th Regt. 

Children of James and Mary (Hyde) Benjamin i 
2175. Daughter, stillborn July 1786. 
♦2176. Dan Hyde Benjamin b. September 12, 1787 at E. Hart- 
ford, Conn. 

2177. Sally Benjamin b. March 17, 1789 at E. Hartford j bp. 

April 23, 1796 at First Church of E. Hartford (cr 
l-6l)i m. October 9. 1814 Harden Andrews (Andrus) 
at Tinmouth, Vermont. 

2178. Sophia (Sophy) Benjamin b. June 27, 1891» bp. August 

23, 1796 at the First Church of Hartford (cr 1-61) 
m. February 28, 1813 Hennery Green of Tinmouth, 
Vermont (vr). 

2179. James Benjamin b. June 16, 1793t bp. August 14, 1794 

at Hartford* d. August 15, 1794 at Hartford. 

2180. Lucy Benjamin b. June 1795» d. December 26, 1795 at 

Hartford, Conn. 

2181. Lucy Benjamin b. February 23, 1797 at E. Hartford, 

Conn. 1 m. November 12, 1819/20 Alfred Thomas, son 
of Daniel and Eunice/Lucy (Baker) Thomas of Groton 
b. May 26, 1795 (Vt. vr and Preston, Conn, vr 3-17 

Resources! Vol. 3 & Vol. 7 Rec. of State of Conn. . Hoadly, 
1922i p. 219 Vol. 15 N. E. Hist, and Gen. Registert p. 60 
Hist, of B^. Hartford. Conn .. Goodwin j Hale's Collection of 
Conn. Church Records 1 Family and Bible Records on file at 
the Hartford, Conn. Library. 

1104. GIDEON BENJAMIN (Gideon^ , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born Octo- 

ber 2, 1762 at Hartford, Conn.jthe son of Gideon and 

Benjamin. There is no information regarding his marriage 
or death. This son is placed as his child because of the 
name and being born in Conn., but might very well be the 
child of a brother. 

Children of Gideon Benjamin t 
*2182. Gideon Benjamin be. 1780/1 in Conn. 

Resources 1 Vermont Vital Records. 

1105. HANNAH BENJAMIN 6 (Gideon 5- **, John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born in 

Hartford, Conn. 1 the dau. of Gideon and Benjamin. She 

married Jonathan Shepard Jr., son of Jonathan Shepard, born 
January 6, 1739/40 at either Coventry or Norwich, Conn. 

Children of Jonathan and Hannah (Benjamin) Shepard 1 
2183. Elisha Shepard be. 1766 at Hartford, Conn. When 

Mary (Hyde Benjamin) Cramp ton applied for a pens- 

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sion Elisha testified in 1839 that he was age 73 
years, living in Berkshire, Vt. , had moved from 
Hartford, Conn, to Tinmouth, Vt. , and was a nep- 
hew of the soldier James Benjamin. 

2184. Jonathan Shepard. 

2185. Amos Shepard. 

2186. Ralph Shepard. 

2187. Royal Shepard. 

2188. James Shepard. 

2189. Levi Shepard. 

2190. Molly (Polly) Shepard. 

Resources! Pension papers of James Benjamin i Boston Trans- 
cript Nov. 17, 1902} March 18, 1939. 

1106. ELISHA BENJAMIN^ (Elisha 5 , Gideon*, John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) 
born about 1768 at E. Hartf6rd, Conn. { the son of Elisha 
and Mabel (Hulburt) Benjamin j bapt. June 12, 1768 at E. 
Hartford, Conn. i died December 6, 1857, age 89-5-19, at 
Woodbury, Vermont, (vr). The name of his first wife is un- 
known, though it might have been Phoebe . He m/2 Joanna 

Thayer of Marshfield, Vt. on December 26, 1813 at Calais, 
Vt. (vr). 

He was a farmer, Selectman in 1812, and Town Clerk of 
Woodbury, Vermont in 1812-15. He was highway surveyor in 
1837. 

In the 1790 Federal Census he is listed in E. Windsor, 
Conn, withi 1-1-2 and in the 1800 census at Marshfield, 
Caledonia Co., Vermont withj 1-0-0-1-0//3-0-0-1-0. He took 
the Freeman's Oath in Marshfield, Vt. March 24, 1800. 

Children of Elisha and Benjamins 

*2191. 1 male b. 1790-1800 in Conm William Abner Benjamin 
b. September/November 27/29, 1790. 

2192. 1 male b. 1800-10. 

2193. Lucy Benjamin b. July 15, 1797 at Marshfield, Vt. 

(vr). 

2194. Phoebe Benjamin b. October 10, 1799 at Marshfield, 

Vt. (vr)j m. December 12, 1819 Nathan Barker Page 
Dow at Woodbury, Vt. (vr). 

2195. Harriet Benjamin b. May 25, 1802 at Marshfield, Vt. 

(vr)i ra. December 29, 1818 James Nelson at Wood- 
bury, Vt. (vr). 

2196. Emily Benjamin b. September 27, 1804 at Marshfield, 

Vt. (vr)j m. January 4, 1821 Samson Lawson at 
Woodbury, Vt. (vr). 
♦2197. Chauncey Benjamin b. June 17, 1808 at Marshfield, 
Vt. (vr). 

Resources 1 Vermont Vital Records; Census Records? p. 
521 Gazatter of Washington Co.. Vt. 1783-1889 . Hamilton 
Child, 1889. 



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1107. DAVID BENJAMIN (Elisha :> t Gideon , John"*, Caleb , John ) born 

about 1769 at Hartford, Conn.; the son of Elisha and Mabel 
(Hurlburt) Benjamin 1 bapt. May 27, 1770 at E. Hartford, 
Conn. j died April 24, I839 at Warrensville, Ohio. He is 
buried in the Warrensville East Cemetery in the War of 1812 
section. He married Esther Russell of Windsor Locks, Conn, 
on January 20, 1793/98 in Conn. She is the dau. of Jacob 
and Esther (Durham) Russell and was born October 25. 1774 
at West Windsor, Conn, and died February 2, 1864, age 89, 
at Tomah, Wisconsin. 

David is listed in the 1800 census at Marshfield, Ver- 
mont withi 2-0-0-1-0//0-0-1-0-0. The took the Freeman^ 
oath at Marshfield, Vt. on March 24, 1800. He is listed 
in the 1820 and 1820 census of Warrensville, Cayahoga Co., 
Ohio and his wife is listed in the 1850 census there. 

Jacob Russell b. April 26, 1746, removed to Ohio in 
1812. He died August 29, 1821 at Warrensville, Ohio and 
his wife d. September 16, I835 at Solon, Ohio. 

Children of David and Esther (Russell) Benjamin i 

2198. son b. 1790-1800, may have died young. 

♦2199. Jacob Russell Benjamin be. 1798 in Vermont. 

♦2200. Jersuha Benjamin be. 1802 in Vermont. 

♦2201, Esther Benjamin b. March 1804 in Vermont. 

♦2202. David Benjamin Jr. be. 1805 in Vermont. 

♦2203. Mabel Benjamin be. 1806 in Vermont. 

♦2204. Elisha Benjamin b. June 21, 1808 in Marshfield, Vt. 

Resources! Records of George Ely Russell of Bowie, Maryland 
Hartford Times July 11, 1942 and June 20, 1942. 

1108. MABEL BENJAMIN (Elisha 5 , Gideon , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born 

about 1772 at Hartford, Conn. j the dau. of Elisha and Mabel 
(Hulburt) Benjamin; bapt. April 12, 1772 at the First Cong. 
Church of E. Hartford, Conn, (cr); m. February 18, 1798 at 
Peacham, Vermont (vr) John Cutler. He was born July 12, 
1768. 

The Vermont vital records for the marriage indicate 
that Mabel was a Mrs., but believe that this information is 
incorrect. 

Children of John and Mabel (Benjamin) Cutlen 

2205. Polly Cutler b. 1798 in Vermont. 

2206. Elizabeth (Betsey) Cutler b. 1800 in Vermont! m. 

Curtis McCloud of Madison Co., Ohio. 

2207. Tryphena Cutler b. 1802. 

2208. I. or G. (perhaps Guy) Benjamin Cutler b. 1807. 

2209. Elisha Benjamin Cutler b. 1809. 

2210. ? Cutler b. 1810. 

Resources! Gen, and Hist. . pub. in Washington, D.C. Nov. 
15, 1946. 

1109. GUY BENJAMIN 6 (Elisha 5 , Gideon^, John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born 

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between 1770-1?80 in Hartford, Conn. j the son of Elisha 
and Mabel (Hulburt) Benjamin? bapt. May 8, 1774 at E. Hart 
ford, Conn, (cr 1-40). His death and marriage is unknown, 
though his wife was born 1780-90. 

He took the Freeman's Oath in Marshfield, Vermont on 
March 24, 1800. A private Guy Benjamin is listed in the 
New London, Conn. Militia under Edward Wolcott between 
August 13 and September 13, 1812. 

He was allowed a tax abatement on October 8, 1804 
(cr 2-59) and was one of the signers of a petition on Feb- 
rubary 23, 1816 asking for a meeting to be called to con- 
sider Eber L. Clark to become the minister. 

He is listed in the 1820 census records of Washington 
County, Marietta Township, Ohio and is in the 1830 census 
of Morgan Township, Morgan Co., Ohio. 

Children of Guy Benjamini 

*2211. George Benjamin b. 1808 in Vermont. 

*2212. Horace L. Benjamin b. 1811 in Conn. (prob. Vermont?) 

?»2213. Elisha Benjamin b. 1812 in Ohio. 

♦2214. Laura Benjamin b. 1804-10. 

2215. 1 female b. 1810-15. 

2216. Ann Benjamin b. 1815-20| m. Andrew McVey. 

2217. 1 female b. 1820-25. 

2218. 1 female b. 1825-30. 

Resources! Census Records; Vital Records of Vermont; Re- 
cords and Research of Mr. Charles E. Benjamin of New Haven, 
Indiana. 

1115. NAHUM BENJAMIN 6 (Samuel 5 , David\ John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born 
May 17, 1771 at Hartford, Conn.; the son of Samuel and Nao- 
mi or Roxey ( ) Benjamin; died June 16, 1839 at Phelps, 

Ontario County, New York. He married April 1, 1795 Jerusha 

Webster, the dau. of Elijah and Jerusha ( ) Webster. She 

was born October 10, 1775 and died September 8, 1805 at 
Phelps, New York. 

Jerusha and her husband became members of the church at 
New Hartford, Conn, after June 4, 1795 (First Cong, cr 5-5). 

Nahum is listed in the 1800 census records of New Hart- 
ford, Litchfield Co., Conn, and in the 1810 census records 
of Phelps, Ontario County, New York withi 2-1-0-1-0// 
3-1-0-1-0. 

Children of Nahum and Jerusha (Webster) Benjamini 

2219. Polly Benjamin b. September 7, 1796 at New Hartford, 

Conn.; d. 1842; m. December 30, 1819 Abram Cole of 
Mendon, New York. 

2220. Elijah Benjamin b. March 24, 1798 at New Hartford, 

Conn.; d. August 11, 1824 at Phelps, New York. 

2221. Sally Benjamin b. July 15, 1800 at New Hartford, 

Conn.; d. August 30, 1812 of cholera; buried in 
the Mendon Cemetery in Monroe Co., N.Y. 

2222. Grove Benjamin bp. June 13, 1802 at New Hartford, 

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Conn, (cr 2-8); d. 1845. 

2223. Celinda Benjamin b. June 10, 1804 at Mendon, Monroe 

Co., N.Y.i d. I833l m. Cate. 

2224. Esther Benjamin b. December 22, I8O61 d. August 25. 

1812. 

2225. Lewis Benjamin b. September 1, 1810 j d. 1875. 

2226. Horace Benjamin b. March 9, 1813) d. February 26, 

18?3 at Phelps, N.Y. 

2227. Caroline Benjamin b. June 15. 1815 i d. 1888 1 m/l May 

23, 1849 Theron Hart Childs, son of Oliver and 
Nancy (Hart) Childs b. March 28, 1812 at Seneca, 
N.Y.) d. Oct. 18, 1859s she m/2 Monroe. 

2228. Esther Benjamin b. December 21, 1820) m. Mower. 

Resources! Records of Ronald Branch of Rutherford, N.J. 
p. 614 Gen, of Childs Fam . . Child, 1881 j Hist, and Gen, of 
Gov. John Webster . Webster, 1915 p. 426) Vol. 236 p. 66 PAR 
Records. Mendon. N.Y. Cemetery Inscriptions . 

1116. ROXANNA BENJAMIN 6 (Samuel 5 , David 4 , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) 

born August 1774 at Hartford, Conn.) the dau. of Samuel and 

Naomi ( ) Benjamin) died August 1, 1825. age 51. near 

Fredonia, Chautaqua Co., New York. She married Ebenezer 
Webster of New Hartford, Conn. He was born March 6, 1767 
at North Bolton (now Vernon), Conn, and died April 20, I863 
at Fredonia, N.Y. He m/2 Polly Martin, who died between 
1841 and 1843. 

Children of Ebenezer and Roxanna (Benjamin) Websteri 

2229. Russell Webster b. February 9. 1793 at Vernon, Conn) 

d. 1853. 

2230. Nancy (Mary) Webster b. 1796; d. 1862) m. Barlow 

2231. Electa Webster b. 1799) d. quite young) m. James 

Norton. 

2232. Emily Webster b. 1804 at Vernon, Conn.) d. 1878) ra. 

Edward Howard. 

2233. Amelia Webster b. 1806) unm. 

2234. Esther Webster b. 1809) m. Rev. Allison, a Baptist 

minister. 

2235. Fidelia Webster b. 1812 at Pomfret, N.Y.) m. T. J. 

Newton. 

2236. Samuel Benjamin Webster b. 1817) d. I865. 

Resources; Boston Transcript Nov. 20, 1920) Records of 
Ronald K. Branch of Rutherford, N.J.) Hist, and Gen, of 
Gov. Webater. Webster . 1915. p. 423. 

1117. DAVID BENJAMIN 6 (Samuel 5 , David 4 , John 3 , Caleb 2 , John 1 ) born 

about 1777 at Hartford, Conn. ; the son of Samuel and Naomi 

( ) Benjamin) died probably before 1850 census; married 

in 1798 at New Hartford, Conn. Hannah Steele, the dau. of 
William and Hannah (Webster) Steele. Hannah is shown as a 
widow in the 1850 census of Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., NY. 

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Mrs. Hannah Benjamin was admitted to the church at New 
Hartford, Conn, on November 2, 1806. 

David is listed in the 1800 and 1810 census records of 
New Hartford, Litchfield Co., Conn, and came to Fredonia, 
New York in 1815 in an oxcart. There is a David Benjamin 
listed in the 1825 census records of Pomfret, Chautauqua Co 
N.Y. with 6 males and 3 females in his family. 

Children of David and Hannah (Steele) Benjamin i 
♦2237. David Webster Benjamin b. July 14, 1798 at New Hart- 
ford, Conn. 
♦2238. Wooster B. Benjamin b. 1800 at New Hartford, Conn. 
♦2239. Sela (Silas) Merrell Benjamin b. 1803 at New Hart- 
ford, Conn. 

2240. William Steele Benjamin b. 1806 at New Hartford, Con 

bapt. 1809 at New Hartford (cr 3-7) » d. I8361 he 
is supposed to have had 2 sons and 1 dau.t resided 
in Cherry Valley, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. 

2241. Porter S. Benjamin b. 1808 in New Hartford, Conn. 1 

d. June 12, 1847 at Fredonia, N.Y.j m. Sally . 

They had no issue. He purchased lot #46 Jan. 
1829 in Fredonia, N.Y. 

♦2242. Herman Brinsmaide Benjamin b. June 10, 1812 at New 
Hartford, Conn. 

♦2243. Henry Badger Benjamin, a twin, b. June 10, 1812. 

♦2244. Nelson Horatio (or Horatio Nelson) Benjamin b. Dec- 
ember 11, 1814 at New Hartford, Conn. 

*2245. Naomi Hannah Benjamin, a twin, b. Dec. 11, 1814. 

2246. Lovirtue Benjamin be. 1817 1 d. in the South as a 

young man, while there was a teacher. 

2247. Lovisa Nancy Benjamin b. 1819» d. 1900j m. Sewell S. 

Clark 1 had two sonsi Erastus Clark and another 
unknown one plus one dau., perhaps Abbie Clark. 

Resourcesi Boston Transcript Jan. 26, 1925» Hale's Collect- 
ion of Conn. Church Records j p. 207 Hist, and Gen, of Gov. 
John Webster . Webster, 1915. 

1119. DAVID BENJAMIN 6 . (David 5 , John^, Joshua 3 , Abel 2 , John 1 ) born 
September 9, 1789/90 at Exeter, Rhode Island j the son of 

David and Mary ( ) Benjamin; died November 5» 1839 at the 

age of 50 years. He married Colinda (Selinda/Celindy) Law- 
ton on November 30, 1815. She was born April 16, 1795. 

In the Rhode Island Land Records on June 2, 1817 David 
and wife Mary sell to David Jr. a small piece of land, then 
on Nov. 29. 1817 David Jr. gives a note to David Sr. j and 
on March 5, 1819 David Jr. sells the land back to David Sr. 
The deed is witnessed by Simeon and Mary Benjamin. 

Children of David and Colinda (Lawton) Benjamin 1 

2248. Julia Benjamin b. January 15, 1816; d. February 28, 

1816. 
♦2249. Stephen Benjamin b. March 22, 1817 at Exeter, R.I. 
(Town record. ) 

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2250. Phebe Benjamin b. July 30, 1819 at Exeter, R.I. 

Resources i Research in R.I. by Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. 
Carver, Mass. j Bible Records at Salt Lake, Utah Library 
Microfilm #022-352-5312 

1120. GRIFFEN BENJAMIN (David 5 , John , Joshua 3 , Abel 2 , John 1 ) born 
in 1800 at Exeter, Rhode Island; died in 1888 at Honeoye 
Falls, Monroe Co., New York. He married Laura Marshall, 
who was born 1807 in R, I. and died 1871 at Honeoye Falls. 

Children of Griff en and Laura (Marshall) Benjamin t 

2251. Mary Ann Benjamin b. January 23, I836 at Mendon Twp. 

Monroe Co., N.Y. j d. March 31, I898 at Lima, 
Livingston Co., N.Y.j m. Feb. 12, 1858 William 
Henry Lockwood b. Feb. 5, 1840 and d. 1907 at 
Steuben Co., Indiana. 

Resource! Research of Elmer L. Lockwood of Brooktondale, NY 

1121. SIMEON BENJAMIN (David 5 , John , Joshua 3 , Abel 2 , John 1 ) born 
before 1790 at Exeter, Rhode Island, the son of David and 
Mary ( ) Benjamin. He married Mary (?Franklin?) . 

On February 5, 1812 J. Waterman Franklin sold 50 acres 
of land to Simeon Benjamin of Exeter for $600. On June 2, 
1817 Simeon and Mary were witnesses to a deed between 
David Benjamin Sr. and Jr. On Feb. 24, 1824 Simeon sold 
land to Ann Dexter of N. Providence for $700., which in- 
cluded 50 acres in Exeter with dwelling and barn and on 
August 1, 1824 (on which date she appears and acknowleges 
her signature) Ann Dexter, now of Exeter, a weaver, sells 
the same property back to Simeon. On March 5, 1829 Simeon 
sells this same property to George N. Thurston. 

Children of Simeon and Mary are unknown at this time. 

Resources! R. I. Land Records. 

1222. GEORGE SWEET BENJAMIN 6 (Thomas 5 , John\ J shua 3 , Abel 2 , John 1 ) 
born 1790-1800 in Madison Co., New Yorkj the son of Thomas 
and Amy (Sweet) Benjamin; died I838 at Brookfield, Madison 

Co., New York. He married Laura who was born August 9, 

1803 at Sangerfield, N.Y. and died October 13, 1889 at 
Sangerfield, N.Y. She m/2 Clark Truman Rogers on May 15, 
1851. He was the son of Ethan and Sarah (Truman) Rogers an 
was born June 23, 1798 at Greet Neck, Waterford, Conn, and 
died Sept. 23, 1882 at Sangerfield, Oneida Co., N.Y. He 
had m/1 Nancy Williams. He was a carpenter and farmer. 

George's will is on file at the Madison Co. Surrogate 
Office (#942) and he died intestate. Listed is his father 
Thomas, widow Laura, brothers Jonathan and David and sister 
Sally and Susanna. 

Children of George S. and Laura ( ) Benjamin 1 

♦2252. George Oscar Benjamin b. either 1832 or I838 at 

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Brookfield, N.Y. 

Resourcesi p. 174 & 267 James Rogers and his Desc . Rogers, 
1902i File #1942 Madison Co. Court House, N.Y. via Mrs. 
John Keller of Litiz, Penn. 1 Research of Mrs. Gordon 
Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

1129. JONATHAN BENJAMIN 6 (Thomas 5 , John , Joshua 5 , Abel 2 , John 1 ) 

born 1800 in Brookfield, Madison Co., N.Y.j the son of 
Thomas and Amy (Sweet) Benjamin; died in 1877 probably in 
Allegany Co., New York. He married Elizabeth Nye, who died 
in 1860. 

In 1834 he brought his family to Hume Twp., Allegany Co 
New York, where he bought 50 acres of land. He was a 
farmer and lumberman and built a saw mill in 1840, which he 
continued in operation until 1870. 

Children of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Nye) Benjamin 1 
♦2253. Delos Benjamin b. 1828 in Brookfield, Madison Co. NY 
2254. Ruth Benjamin b. 1835; m. Orlo Buell of Hume, N.Y. 

Resourcesi p. 762 Allegany Co. and It's People ; Research of 
Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. and F. Everett Benjam- 
in of Owego, N.Y. 

1130. DAVID BENJAMIN 6 (Thomas 5 , John\ Joshua 3 , Abel 2 , John 1 ) born 

1807/8 at Brookfield, Madison Co., New York; the son of 
Thomas and Amy (Sweet) Benjamin; died April 1, 1882 at the 
age of 74 (gs) at North Brookfield, Madison Co., N.Y. He 
married Sarah Ann. (H. ) Ingersoll who was born 1816 (gs) 
in Allegany Co., N.Y. and died 1885. (gs). They are both 
buried in the North Brookfield, Side of the Road Cemetery. 
He is listed in the 1850, 60, and 65 census of Brook- 
field. His will is on file at the Madison Co. Surrogate 
Office (#4521) and has as executor E. C. Benjamin and 
names widow Sarah of Brookfield, son Albert or Elbert C, 
son John J. of Eaton, and Alonzo L. Sweet. 

Children of David and Sarah (Ingersoll) Benjamin i 
♦2255. John I. /J. Benjamin b. 1839 at Brookfield, N.Y. 
2256. Albert (Elbert) C. Benjamin b. 1841; died April 26, 

1920 and left no descendants. He signed his name 

both ways. 

Resourcesi Vol. 183 p. 34-5 Madison Co. Cemetery Records ; 
Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

1131. JOHN BENJAMIN 6 (Silas 5 , John 4 , Joshua 3 , Abel 2 , John 1 ) born 

between 1775-94 probably at Exeter, R.I.; the son of 

Silas and Ruth ( ) Benjamin. His death date is unknown, 

as is his first marriage. He m/2 Keziah Burdick on April 
27, 1837 at Alfred, Allegany Co., N.Y., the dau. of Lewis 
and Eunice (Satterlee) Burdick. She was born May 7, 1796 
and died in 1880 at Hartsville, Allegany Co. N.Y. She m/2 

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Silas Burdick. John's will filed Dec. I838 in Allegany Co. 

The petition to have his will settled was filed Dec. 12 
I838 and the will names wife Keziah and children! Hannah 
Miller, Sinthia, Clarissa, and Samuel- Benjamin. 

He is listed in the 1820 census at Alfred, Alleghany Co 
N.Y. and also owned land in Steuben Co., N.Y. Charles 
Benjamin was a witness to his will. 

Children of John and Benjamin i 

2257. Samuel Benjamin b. 1804-10. 

2258. Hannah Benjamin b. 1810-20; m. Miller. 

2259. Sinthia Benjamin. 

2260. Clarissa Benjamin* Jared Stillman named guardian of 

Resources! p f r ^ s § esCt of Roberx Burdick of R. I. . Johnson, 
1937 J Research of F. Everett Benjamin of Owego, N.Y. 

1132. CHARLES BENJAMIN (Silas 5 , John , Joshua 3 , Abel 2 , John 1 ) 
born 1795-94 in Rhode Island; the son of Silas and Ruth 

( ) Benjamin. His death date and information regarding 

his marriage is unknown, except his wife was b. 1790-1800. 

He was listed as a member of the New York State Militia 
as a Captain and was from Alfred, Allegany Co. in 1820. 

He is listed in the 1820, I830, and 1840 census records 
of Alfred, Allegany Co., N.Y. 

Children of Charles Benjamin; 

2261. 1 male b. 1794-1804. 

2262. 1 male b. 1802-04. 

2263. Charles Benjamin b. 1820/1. 
♦2264. William M. Benjamin b. 1823. 

2265. Harvey W. Benjamin b. 1824. 

2266. Harrison Benjamin b. 1827. 

2267. Jane Benjamin b. 1825. 

2268. Emarilla Benjamin b. 1831. 

2269. Louisa Benjamin b. 1833. 

2270. 1 female b. 1825-30. 

Resources; Research of F. Everett Benjamin of Owego, N.Y. 

1134. THOMAS BENJAMIN 6 (Silas 5 , John\ Joshua 3 , Abel 2 , John 1 ) born 
between 1790-1800 perhaps in Rhode Island; the son of 

Silas and Ruth ( ) Benjamin; died before 1840? in in 

1849 resided in Fulton, Rock County, Wisconsin.. He married 

Diadema who was born 1800-10. 

He is listed in the I83O and 1840 census records of 
Alfred, Allegany Co., New York. 

Children of Thomas and Diadema ( ) Benjamin; 

2271. Silas Benjamin be. 1826; m. Aseneth and resided 

in Alfred, Allegany Co., N.Y. in 1880. 

2272. Sarah Ann Benjamin b. 1820-25. 

Resources; Research of F. Everett Benjamin of Owego, N.Y. 

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Chapter 8 
GENERATION VII - JOHN LINE 

1165. JONATHAN BENJAMIN 7 (Jonathan , William^, Jonathan**, Daniel 3 , 

John^-l) born April 27, 1782 at Ashburnham, Mass. Cvr)j the 
son of Jonathan and Annis (Holt) Benjamin; died March 24 , 
1845, at the age of 64 (gs) at West Windsor, Vermont. He 
married Hannah Swinerton, the dau. of Samuel S. Swinerton. 
She was born 1785 at Putney, Vermont and died March 16, 
1866 at Reaching, Vermont, age 80 yrs. 4 mos. (gs). They 
are both buried in the Sheddville Cemetery at W. Windsor. 
She is listed in the 1850 census of W. Windsor (Read- 
ing), Windsor Co., Vermont with Daniel, age 30, Rhoda, age 
25, and Hannah, age 64. 

Children of Jonathan and Hannah (Swinerton) Benjamin 1 
*2273. Alvin Benjamin b. December 11, 1808 at Reading, Vt. 
?*2274. John H./R. Benjamin be. 1812/3 at Reading, Vt. 
♦2275. Hosea L. Benjamin b. August 24, 1815. 

2276. Albert Benjamin b. September 24, 1817 at Winsor, Vt. 

d. September 4, 1861 at Reading, Vt. of Consump- 
tion. He is also buried in the Sheddville Ceme- 
tery 1 unm. 

2277. Daniel Benjamin b. 1819/20 at W. Windsor, Vt. 1 d. 

April 22, 1881 at Reading, Vt. j m. June 20, 1853 
at Reading (vr) Catherine Wardner. She was b. 
July 30, 1826 at Reading and d. Oct. 9, 1923 at 
Cornish, N.H. and is buried in the Brownsville Cem 
at W. Windsor, Vt. Daniel had the homestead of 
his father. (Deed Book 20il53). He had no childt- 
ren, but did have a great deal of property. 

2278. Rhoda Benjamin be. 1824/5? d. 1845; m. Sylvanus Hale 

and had children namedi Loretta? Dick; Ellenj and 
possibly Leet Hale. 

Resources 1 Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass 
Records of Alfred C. Benjamin of Montpelier, Vt. 

1166. ANNIS BENJAMIN 7 (Jonathan , William^, Jonathan , Daniel 3 , 

John^-1 ) bapt. January 26, 1783 at Ashburnham, Mass.j the 
dau. of Jonathan and Annis (Holt) Benjamin j died August 6, 
1846 at Woodstock, Vermont. She is buried in S. Woodstock. 
She m/1 Edward R. Hayes on December 27, 1807 at Woodstock, 

Vt. (vr), the son of John and Azubah ( ) Hayes. He was 

born about 1782 and died March 25, 1813 at the age of 31. 
She m/2 Captain David Mack, Jr. about 1816. He died March 
10, 1847, age 62. 

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David Mack was a business partner of Edward Hayes. 
Valley of the Kedron by Cauldfield has several references 
to Edward R. Hayes and David Mack, Jr. 

Children of Edward and Annis (Benjamin) Hayes i 

2279. Lucy Hayes b. February 1, 1809; d. October 27, 1881, 

age 91 J m. Thomas J. Slay ton, who d. October 26, 
1896. Children! Abba and Leslie C, who both died 
young, and Edwin Slayton, who m. Ella . 

2280. Oliver Hayes b. 1811; d. Sept. 28, 1819, age 8 yrs. 

2281. Edward R. Hayes Jr. b. 1813? d. March 1837, age 24. 

Children of David and Annis (Benjamin Hayes) Mackt 

2282. Annis Mack be. 1823? d. July 4, 1855. age 32 yrs. 

2283. Sarah A. Mack b. 1829; d. September 19, 1852, a 

school teacher. 

2284. Truman D. Mack b. 1833; d. Oct. 28, 1854, age 21 yrs 

2285. Oliver Mack; m. Julia Perry; moved to Chicago, 111. 

2286. Cordelia Mack; m. Isiah T. Fullerton of S. Wood- 

stock, Vt. 

Resources; Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin os S. Carver, Mass 

1167. LEMUEL BENJAMIN 7 (Jonathan , William 5 , Jon. , Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) 
born April 1, 1784 at Woodstock, Vermont; the son of Jona- 
than and Annis (Holt) Benjamin; died July 29, 1853 at 
South Woodstock, Vt. (vr). He is buried in the Walker Cem- 
etery. He m/1 Abigail Lake on March 10, 1804 at Woodstock, 

Vt. (vr). She was the dau. of George and Sarah ( ) Lake 

and was born December 16, 1781. He m/2 Beulah Fullerton 

on December 31. 1810, the dau. of Arunah and Lilless ( ) 

Fullerton. She was born February 14, 1790 at Pembrooke, 
Mass. and died March 30, 1861 at S. Woodstock, Vt. , at the 
age of 71 (vr p. 746). She is also buried in the Walker 
Cemetery. 

In the Vermont Deeds (Vol. Vi 323-4) which was register- 
ed in 1835. Jonathan sold his farm of 110 acres in South 
Woodstock to Lemuel. Also 50 acres in lot 3. 1st range and 
60 acres in lots 2 and 3. 2nd range, that were formerly 
owned as joint partner with Lemuel. 

Lemuel was located in the 1810 and 1830 census at Wood- 
stock, Windsor Co., Vermont. In the 1830 census it would 
appear that his parents were living with him. 

He had 11 children, and all except the 2 who died young 
were mentioned in the settlement of his estate. 

The Lumbard Benjamin mentioned in the Vermont records 
of the War of 1812 from Montpelier might be a misspelling 
of the name Lemuel. 

Children of Lemuel and Abigail (Lake) Benjamin 1 
♦2287. Lorenzo Dow Benjamin b. January 29, 1806 at S. Wood- 
stock, Vermont. 
2288. Hosea Augustus Benjamin b. September 8, 1804 at S. 
Woodstock; died April 17, 1813. 

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♦2289, Rosamond W. Benjamin b. August 2, 1808 at S. Wood- 
stock, Vermont. 

Children of Lemuel and Beulah (Fullerton) Benjamin i 
♦2290. Beulah F. Benjamin b. May 12, 1813 at S. Woodstock. 
♦2291. Marietta D. Benjamin b. May 1, 1815. 
♦2292. Charles Frederick Benjamin b. May 6, 1822. 
*2293. Lavinia Abigail Benjamin b. August 23, 1826. 
»2294. John Quincy Benjamin b. April 22, 1829. 
♦2295. Lemuel Orlando Benjamin b. July 3, 1830 at South 

Woodstock Vermont. 
2296. Lucy Benjamin b. February 20, 1835j d. April 19, 

1835. 
♦2297. Lucinda K. Benjamin b. February 20, 1835 at South 

Woodstock, Vermont. 

Resources 1 Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass 
p. 523 Serling Gen. . Serling, 1909; Boston Transcript April 
6, 1927; Records of Bible of Lemuel and Beulah Benjamin, in 
the possession of Mrs. Arnold Halberg. 

1168. DANIEL BENJAMIN 7 (Jona£, Wil?, Jona^, Dan?, John 2 " 1 ) born 

1786 at Woodstock, Vermont; the son of Jonathan and Annis 
(Holt) Benjamin; died September 7» 1818 at the age of 32 at 
Woodstock, Vermont, (vr). He married Martha (Patty) Wald- 
ron on October 10, 1816 at Woodstock, (vr). She was the 

dau. of John and Elizabeth ( ) Waldron and was born 1785 

and died June 16, i860, age 75. at Woodstock, Vt. (vr). 

Martha was living in the home of D. L. Ranson in 1850 
at the age of 65 t as was Elizabeth Waldron, age 86. 

Children of Daniel and Martha (Waldron) Benjamin 1 

2298. Martha A. Benjamin b. 1816; d. August 28, 1846, age 

26, buried in the Kendall Co. Cemetery. 

2299. Nancy Benjamin b. 1823; m. (a cousin) Daniel L. 

Ransom, born 1810/11. 

Resources; Census Records; Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin. 

1169. FREDERICK BENJAMIN 7 (Jno£, Wm.- 5 , Jno.\ Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

between 1774084 at Ashburnham, Mass.; the son of Jonothan 
and Annis (Holt) Benjamin; died February 1855 at Spring- 
field, Windsor Co., Vermont. He married Lucy K. Carlton on 
October 7, 1834 at Woodstock, Vt. (vr). After Frederick's 
death, Lucy m/2 James C. Slay ton on November 3/5 # I856 at 
Woodstock, Vt. (vr). He was born February 29» 1796 at 
Woodstock and died May 28, 1872 at Mendota, Illinois. He 
had m/1 Abigail Benjamin, sister of Frederick.) (See #1173) 
Lucy and son Frederick received $1664. for property in 
Springfield, Vt. (Vol. 23 1 297 Windsor Deeds) that was in 
the estate of Fredrick Benjamin, late of Springfield, on 
April 5. 1855. 

Children of Frederick and Lucy (Carlton) Benjamini 

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2300. Frederick Calvin C. Benjamin b. I836 at Woodstock, 

Vt.t d. December 14, 1911 at Ogle Co., Illinois 
age 75-7-3. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. 
He married Maraline Adams b. 1835, d. 1915. His 
will was written June 24, 1907 and probated Jan. 6 
1912 and settled Oct. 6, 1913 with the only heir 
named, a second cousin, Mary Hunter. On June 15t 
1857 he gave a quit claim deed for $1.00 to Daniel 
Cushing in Vermont for property of his father's. 

2301. Augusta Benjamin b. 1835; d. April 3, I838, age 2i 

years; buried in Kendall Cemetery at Woodstock, Vt 

Resources t Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass 
p. 93 Hist, of Slavton Fam. . Slayton, I898. 

1170. SARAH BENJAMIN 7 ((Jno. , Wm. 5 , Jon* , Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) birth 

date unknown; the dau. of Jonathan and Annis (Holt) Benjam- 
in. She married December 7. 1809 at Woodstock, Vermont (vr 
John Bayley. (Bailey/Boley) . 

Children of John and Sarah (Benjamin) Bayley 1 

2302. Sarah Ann Bayley b. January 12, 1826 at Northeast, 

Perm.; m. May 2, 1846 at Lowell, 111. Nelson 
Alvord b. Groom, N.Y. on Aug. 14, 1813 and d. at 
Clay Center, Kansas. 

Resource; p. 280 Gen, and Desc. of Alexander Alvord . Alvord 
1908. 

1171. RHODA BENJAMIN 7 (Jno. 6 , Wm. 5 , Jno.\ Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

1794 at Woodstock, Vermont; the dau. of Jonathan and Annis 
(Holt) Benjamin. She married Pliny Watson on January 7t 
1818 at Woodstock, Vt. (vr). He was born 1794. 

Children of Pliny and Rhoda (Benjamin) Watson i 

2303. Sylverster Watson b. Feb. 23, 1819 at Attica, N.Y.; 

d. Oct. 16, I896 at Upper Sandusky, Ohio; m/2 on 
June 1, 1854 at New Woodstock Caroline Kellogg, 
dau. of Jeremiah Kellogg. She was b. Dec. 21, 
1827 and d. Oct. 16, I896 at Upper Sandusky, Ohio. 

Resources; p. 1189 The Kelloggs in Old and New World . Hop- 
kins, 1903. 

1172. MARY BENJAMIN 7 (Jno. , Wm.- 5 , Jno. 4 , Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born Sept 

ember 5, 1795 at Woodstock, Vermont; the dau. of Jonathan 
and Annis (Holt) Benjamin; died August 5» 1874 at Weathers- 
field, Vermont. She married Abel Slayton, son of James and 
Molly (Bugbee) Slayton on December 1816 or June 1816. He 
was born November 4, 1793 at Woodstock, Vt. and died July 
30, 1869 at Westhersfield, Vt. age 75. 

He was always a farmer in S. Woodstock until about 1840 
when he moved to Hartland until 1850, and then moved to 
Westhersfield, Vermont. 

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Children of Abel and Mary (Benjamin) Slaytoni 

2304. Addison Slayton b. April 1, 181? at S. Woodstock; 

d. March 23, 1822. 

2305. Mary Slayton b. January 23, 1818 at S. Woodstocki m. 

Samuel Alford and had 6 children. 

2306. Abel Orlando Slayton b. January 1, 1823 at S. Wood- 

stock, Vt. » d. Dec. 11, 1853 at Weathersfield, Vt. 

2307. Adaline Bailey Slayton b. Nov. 11, 1831 at S. Wood- 

stock; d. Dec. 11, 1853 at Weathersfield, Vt. 

2308. Eliza Benjamin Slayton b. I834. 

2309. Atta (Abba) Slayton b. 1840; m. William C. Gram. 

Resources 1 Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass 
p. 93 Hist, of Slayton Fam. . Asa W. Slayton, I898. 

1173. ABIGAIL BENJAMIN 7 (Jno. 6 , Wm. 5 , Jno.\ Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

October 20, 1797 at S. Woodstock, Vermont; the dau. of Jona 
than and Annis (Holt) Benjamin; died December 19, 1852 at 
Woodstock, Vt. She married Captain James Culwood Slayton 
on December 2/4, 1818/9 at S. Woodstock, Vt. (vr). He was 
the son of James and Molly (Bugbee) Slayton born February 
29t 1796 at Woodstock, Vt, and died May 28, 1872 at Mendota 
Illinois. He m/2 Lucy (Carlton) Benjamin on November 5, 
I856 at Woodstock, Vt. (vr), the widow of Frederick Benjam- 
in and a brother of Abigail's. (See #1169). 

James was a farmer and elected Captain of the 2nd Com- 
pany of Light Infantry on March 20, 1827 at Woodstock. 
About 1855 he moved from Slayton Hill to Stoneham, Mass. 
Years later he moved to Criston, Ogle Co., Illinois, where 
his son James resided. 

Children of James C. and Abigail (Benjamin) Slaytoni 

2310. Abba Slayton b. 1820; d. 1849; m. Harvey Thomas and 

had 3 children. 

2311. James Henry LaFayette Slayton b. August 8, 1825; d. 

Oct. 28, 1893 of heart attack at Daytona, Florida; 
m. 1854 Anna M. Sweetser. 

2312. Sarah Benjamin Slayton b. May 18, 1828; d. Nov. 19, 

1896; m. 1845 Jabez C. Crooker of Lincoln, Neb. 

Resources; Records of Mrs, R. A, Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass 
p. 93 Hist, of Slayton Fam. . Asa W. Slayton, 1898. 

1174. JESSE BENJAMIN 7 (Jonas 6 , Wm. 5 , Jno. 4 , Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

December 17» 1785 at S. Woodstock, Vermont; the son of Jon- 
as and Merch (Saulter) Benjamin; died December 20, 1844, 
age 59 years at E, Hounsfield, New York. He is buried in 
the Muskalongue Cemetery at E, Hounsfield. He married 
Elizabeth Livermore. She was born 1789 in Conn, and died 
June 30, 1857# age 68, (gs). She is buried with her hus- 
band. 

Jesse left no will. Elizabeth asked that her eldest 
son, Silvester, be put in charge of the estate. In the 

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1810 census Jesse is found in Potstam Twp. and in the 1820 
census in Hounsfield Twp., Jefferson Co., N.Y. withi 
2-0-0-1-1-0//1-0-0-1-0. In 1850 Elizabeth is residing with 
Sylvester, and the census indicates she was born in N.Y. 

Children of Jesse and Elizabeth (Liverraore) Benjamin i 

2313. Clarissa Benjamin b. 1804; d. April 26, I8l5i age 10 

yrs., at E. Hounsfield, N.Y. t buried in brother 
Sylvester's lot. 

2314. Levi Benjamin b. 1818; d. April 1, I837, age 25 yrs. 

at E. Hounsfield, N.Y. 

2315. Solomon Benjamin b. 1813j d. March 1820, age 6 yrs. 

at E. Hounsfield; buried in brother's lot. 
♦2316. Lucy Benjamin b. 1816 at Hounsfield, N.Y. 
♦231?. Silvester Benjamin b. 1819 at Hounsfield, N.Y. 

2318. Clarissa Benjamin b. October 29, 1820; d. Feb. 23, 

I896 at S. Brookfield, N.Y.i m. Feb. 2, 1843 
Pardon Babcock b. Oct. 21, 1820, the son of Russel 
and Lucinda (Maxon) Babcock. Childreni Frances V, 
and Lizzie M. Babcock. 

2319. Wealthy Benjamin b. 1823; d. July 6, 1845, age 22| 

buried in bro. Silvester's cem. lot. 

2320. Andrew Benjamin b. 182? ; d. August I83I, age 3; 

buried in bro. Silvester's cem. lot. 

2321. Amanda Benjamin; m. Robert Herrick. 

Resources; p. 385 Vol. 46 PAR Lineage Book; Records of Mrs. 
R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass.; p. 293 Babcock Gen. . 
Stephen Babcock, 1903. 

117 5. JONAS BENJAMIN 7 (Jonas 6 , Wm. 5 , Jno.\ Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

December 16, 1786 at S. Woodstock, Vermont; the son of Jon- 
as and Mercy (Saulter) Benjamin; died March 16, 1857 at 
Smithville, Jefferson Co., New York, age 70 yrs. 3 mos. (gs 
He is buried in the Smithville Cemetery. He married Amy 
Webb in 1815, the dau. of William and Lois (Strong) Webb. 
She was born about 1787 and died March 20, I869, age 82 yrs 
1 mo. (gs) in Jefferson Co., N.Y. She had m/l Richard 
La Valley in 1802 and had 3 children of that marriage, and 
from census records they apparently were all girls. 

Jonas was located in Hounsfield, N.Y. in the 1820 cen- 
sus with; 1-0-0-0-1-0//3-2-0-1-0. 

Children of Jonas and Amy (Webb La Valley) Benjamin 1 
♦2322. Elvira Benjamin b. November 19. 1818 at Hounsfield. 

2323. Lewis W. Benjamin; m. Lucretia D. . Lewis had no 

grave marker and his wife's was too far into the 
ground to read. Their only child, Mary E., died 
young and is buried in the lot with her parents 
and grandparents at Smithville, N.Y. 
♦2324. Charles A. Benjamin b. 1820 at Hounsfield, N.Y. 
*23 25. Mary Benjamin b. June 1823 at Hounsfield, N.Y. 

Resources; p. 545 Brewster Gen. 1566-1907 . Jones, 1907; 

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Boston Transcript July 28, 1914; Research of Mrs. R. A. 
Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass. 

1179. LYDIA BENJAMIN 7 (Jonas 6 , Win. 5 , Jno.\ Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

179V5 at Woodstock, Vermont; the dau. of Jonas and Mercy 
(Saulter) Benjamin. She married Stephen Richardson, the 
son of the pioneer settler of E. Hounsfield, N.Y. John and 
Dorothy (Vining) Richardson. 

Children of Stephen and Lydia (Benjamin) Richardsoni 

2326. Mercy Ann Richardson b. March 11, I83I at E. Houns- 

field, N.Y.j d. Aug. 31. 1899 at Watertown, N.Y. 
and buried in Brookside Cem. 1 m. Oct. 2, 1848 
Philander Blodgett Cleveland, son of Isaac Cleve- 
land. He was b. 1823 and d. Feb. 24, 1895, age 71 
at E. Hounsfield. Issue 1 Merrit A. b. 1849, d. 
1912 m. Ellen E. Smithi Milo L. b. 1851, d. 1812, 
m. Lucy D. Warren; Stephen R. b. 1854, d. 1922, m. 
Emma C. Baker; Flora b. 1867, d. unm. 1939. 

Resources 1 p. 1512 Gen, of Cleveland Fam. . Cleveland, 1899; 
p. 60 Henry Gen. 

1180. MERCY BENJAMIN 7 (Jonas , Wm. 5 , Jno.\ Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

February 14, 1795 at S. Woodstock, Vermont; the dau. of 
Jonas and Mercy (Saulter) Benjamin; died June 10, 1875. She 
married Elisha Livermore at E. Hounsfield, N.Y., the son of 
Solomon Livermore. He was born June 11, 1793 and died Nov- 
ember 21, 19^9. 

Children of Elisha and Mercy (Benjamin) Livermore 1 

2327. Jmlia Livermore b. Sept. 29, 1817; d. 1857i m. Lewis 

Livermore. 

2328. Frederick A. Livermore b. Jan. 13, 1824; d. Feb. 9, 

1806; m. Mary A. Frost b. 1847, d. Nov. 12, i860. 
Issue; George F. (may have had a dau. Jennie); 
Mary m. L. G. Ives; Ida b. 1806, d. unm. 1924. 

2329. George Livermore. 

Resources; Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass 
Records of Miss Madge Benjamin of Watseka, 111. 

1181. WILLIAM BENJAMIN 7 (Jonas 6 , Wm. 5 , Jno.\ Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

July 8, 1800/1 at S. Woodstock, Vermont; the son of Jonas 
and Mercy (Saulter) Benjamin; died January 4, 1867, age 66, 
(gs) at E. Hounsfield, N.Y. He married Charlotte Welsh 
on October 25, 1827. She was born February 28, 1808 and 
died March 29, 1881, age 73 (gs) and they are both buried 
in the Muskelonge Cemetery at E. Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., 
New York. 

William is listed in the 1850 census at Hounsfield, 
Jefferson Co., N.Y. with all the children living at home. 

Children of William and Charlotte (Welsh) Benjamin; 

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*2330. Lyman Alonzo Benjamin b. July 18, 1829 at Hounsfield 

*2331. Charles William Benjamin b. July 12, 1831, 

*2332. Anson D. Benjamin b. June 23, 1834 at Brownsville, 

New York. 
2333. John W. Benjamin; moved to Danforth, Illinois about 

1881; died there in 1882/3. He separated from his 

wife in E. Hounsfield, N.Y. 
♦2334. Charlotte Adalide (Addie) Benjamin b. April 25, 1844 

at Hounsfield, N.Y. 
♦2335. Eunice Elizabeth Benjamin b. August 17, 1848. 
*2336. Fred Clarence Parker Benjamin b. Nov. 1, i860 at 

Hounsfield, N.Y. He was actually a son of John W. 

Parker and Charlotte A. Benjamin, but was adopted 

by his grandfather and shared in his estate as a 

son. 

Resources; Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass 
Records of Miss Madge Benjamin of Watseka, 111.; Records of 
Edward P. Benjamin of Melrose Park, 111.; Iraquois Co. . Ill 
Records p. 96; Biog. Record of Iraquoi Co.. 111. 

1183. CHARLES BENJAMIN 7 (Jonas , Wm.*, Jno. , Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

1807 at E. Hounsfield, New York; the son of Jonas and Mercy 
(Saulter) Benjamin; died January 30, 1888 at age 81. (gs). 
He is buried in the plot as his 2nd wife's first husband. 
He m/1 Sarah Steton (Sleton), dau. of Nathan and Sally (Ran 
dall) Steton, born February 17, 1800 and died March 16, 
I863, age 63 and is buried in Field's Cemetery. He m/2 
Katherine (Peckham) Bruner, the dau. of Samuel and Caroline 
(Scriven) Peckham and the widow of Samuel Bruner. They 
were married at Stephentown, Rensalaer Co., N.Y. She was 
born 1806 and died January 28, 1858 at North Adams, Jeffer 
son Co. , N.Y. 

Charles had no children. 

Resources; p. 182 Vol. 12 N. E. Gen, and Hist. Register ; 
p. 250 Elder John Crandall of R. I. . Crandall, 1989t p. 62 
Desc. of Robert Burdick of R.I. . Johnson, 1937. 

1184. SARAH (SALLY) BENJAMIN 7 (Wm. 6 "- 5 , Jno. 4 , Daniel 3 , John 3 " 2 ) 

born June 15, 1787 at Waltham, Mass. (vr); the dau. of Wil- 
liam and Beulah (Child) Benjamin. She married Daniel Child 
(a cousin) on September 29, 1808 at Lincoln, Mass. (vr). 

He was the son of Daniel and Molly ( ) Child of Lexington 

Mass. and was born September 22, 1780. 

Children of Daniel and Sarah (Benjamin) Child; 

2337. Mary Child b. Feb. 7, 1808 at Gardner, Mass. 

2338. Louisa Child b. Sept. 7, 1810 at Waltham, Mass. 

2339. Daniel Child b. June 20, 1814 at Lexington, Mass. 
23*4-0. John Child b. Nov. 8, 1815. 

2341. Henry Child b. Jan. 31, 1817. at Lexington, Mass. 

Resources; Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass 

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p. 545 Gen, of Child Fam. . Elias Child, 1881. 

1186. WILLIAM BENJAMIN 7 (Wm. 6 " 5 , Jno.\ Daniel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born Aug- 

ust 12, 1791 at Concord, Mass.; the son of William and Beu- 
lah (Child) Benjamin; died June 18, 1843 at Lincoln, Mass. 
(vr). He married May 25, 1818 Hannah Estabrook of W. Cam- 
bridge and Lexi ngton, Mass. She was the dau. of Eliakim 
and Hannah (Cook) Estabrook and was born February 4, 1801 
and died December 26, 1886. 

His will was dated June 17, 1843 (Vol. 184; 595 Cam- 
bridge Probate Rec.) with William 0. Benjamin named as ex- 
ecutor. He names wife Hannah and Hannah Matilda Whitney, 
son William 0., and dau. Mary Ann. William 0. and Daniel 
Stone Benjamin receive the residue of the estate. 

None of the births of the children are recorded public- 
ly. 

Children of William and Hannah (Estabrook) Benjamin; 
2342. Hannah Matilda Benjamin b. "pril 21, 1819 at Lin- 
coln, Mass. j m. August 8, 1843 Waldo Whitney of 
Leominster, Mass. and had no children. 
♦2343. William Oliver Benjamin b. March 7, 1821 at Lincoln. 
♦2344. Daniel Stone Benjamin b. March 30, 1823 at Lincoln. 

2345. Thomas Lovel Benjamin b. March 25, 1825; d. May 5, 

1825. 

2346. Mary Ann Benjamin b. August 14, 1829 at Lincon, Mass 

m. Israel Whitney of Leominister, a brother of 
Waldo. 

Resources; Hist, of Lincoln, Mass. ; Records of Town ^lerk 
of Lincon, Mass.; Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. 
Carver, Mass. 

1187. THOMAS EVERETT BENJAMIN 7 (Wm. ■ 5 , Jno . , Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

1795 at Waltham or Lincoln, Mass.; the son of William and 
Beulah (Child) Benjamin; died September 12, 1828 at the age 
of 35 (gs) at Concord, Mass. (vr) , and is buried in the 
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery at Concord. He m/l Anna Hunt of 
Concord on December 17, 1818 at Lincoln (vr, also Concord 
vr). She was the dau. of Nehemiah and Mary (Edes) Hunt Jr. 
and was born March 19, 1794 and died June 8, 1823, age 29, 
at Concord, Mass. (vr). He m/2 Catherine Hunt of Concord 
on January 13 » 1824 at Concord (vr). She was also a dau. 
of Nehemiah and Mary (Edes)Hunt Jr. and a sister to his 
first wife. She was born January 17, 1799 at Concord and 
died February 11, 1873. Both his wives are also buried in 
the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery at Concord, Mass. 

Thomas was listed as being 'of Lincoln' at his first 
marriage and 'of Concord' at his second marriage. He was 
a mason and may have enlisted in the War of 1812 from Gro- 
ton, Mass. 

On (Vol. 259; 284 Cambridge Probate Rec.) November 18, 
1828 Thomas Hunt was appointed the guardian of Ann Maria, 

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Louisa, Mary Edes, and Thomas Everett; minor children of 
Thomas. Thomas Hunt was a mason in Concord and the husband 
of Thomas' sister, Ann Benjamin, and undoubtedly a brother 
of his wives. His will (Ibid l6;92-3) names his wife and 
children. 

In Vol. 91 i 234 of the Land records on April 29, 1820 
Thomas of Lincoln sold his land in Lincoln for $1,000. 

Children of Thomas Everett and Ann (Hunt) Benjamin 1 
♦23^7. Ann Maria Benjamin b. September 21/24, 1819 at Lin- 
coln, Mass. 

2348. Louisa Benjamin b. May 23» 1821 at Concord; d. Sept- 

ember 15, 1823. (Concord vr says d. 1833, age 12). 

2349. Thomas Everett Benjamin d. August 4, 1823, age 6 

mos or (Concord vr says d. August 1825). 

Children of Thomas Everett and Catherine (Hunt) Benjamins 

2350. Mary Edes Benjamin b. 1826; d. January 24, 1903 at 

Concord, Mass.; m. April 15t 18?5 as 2nd wife of 
Israel Litchfield in Concord. There was no issue 
of this marriage. 
*2351. Thomas Everett Benjamin b. 1827 at either Wolburn or 
Concord, Mass. 

Resources; Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass 
Records of the Towns of Lincoln and Concord, Mass. 

1188. ANN BENJAMIN 7 (Wm. ~ 5 , Jno. , Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 1797 at 

Concord, Mass.; the dau. of William and Beulah (Child) Ben- 
jamin; died December 15. 1848 at the age of 51 (gs) and is 
buried in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery at Concord, Mass. She 
married Thomas Ford Hunt on December 6, 1827 at Concord. 
He was the son of Nehemiah and Mary (Edes) Hunt Jr. and was 
born February 20, 1784 at Concord. He m/2 Abby K. Swan on 
September 19 » 1850. 

He was named the guardian of the children of Thomas E. 
Benjamin and was a mason in Concord, Mass. 

Resources; p. 378 Concord. Mass. Vital Records ; p. Ill Desc 
of Capt Hugh Mason . Mason, 1937. 

1191 ABIJAH BENJAMIN 7 (William ^ Jno. , Dan. 3 , John 2-1 ) born Mar. 
1806 at Concord, Mass.; the son of William and Beulah 
(Child) Benjamin; died May 14, 1879, age 72 yrs. 2 mos. (gs 
at Bedford, Mass. and is buried in lot #180 of the Shaw- 
sheen Cemetery in Bedford. He married Ann Marie Buttrick 
of Concord on August/October 18/20, 1832 at Concord, (vr). 

She was the dau. of Joseph and Mary ( ) Buttrick and died 

September 2, 1877 (gs) and is buried in the same cemetery 
as her husband. 

Abijah was living at Lincoln when Sarah was married and 
at Walthara when Lucretia was married. 

Children of Abijah and Ann Marie (Buttrick) Benjamin; 

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2352. Sarah Ann Benjamin b. August 2, 1832 (out of wed- 

lock)! d. Sept. 3, 1864; m. December 25, 1851 
Gaiton 0. Wood at Andover, Mass. (vr). He d. 
April 1, 187^, age 43. 

2353. Lucretia Benjamin b. August 5, 1835 at Lincoln, 

Mass. (vr); d. December 23, 1859; m. October 5, 
1835 at Waltham, Warren Spaulding, son of Asa 
and Elizabeth (---) Spaulding. He was b. 1824. 
They had dau.i Mary Louise Spaulding b. Oct. 5, 
1857, d. 1881, age 24 yrs. 

Resources i Lincoln, Mass. Vital Records ; p. 570 Spaulding 
Memorial . Spauling. 1897; Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of 
S. Carver, Mass. 

1192. CYRUS BENJAMIN 7 (Wm. 6 ~ 5 , Jno.\ Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born January 
21, 1807 at Concord, Mass.; the son of William and Beulah 
(Child) Benjamin; died January 10, 1894 (gs) at Concord and 
buried in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery at Concord, Mass. He 
married Emeline Elizabeth Heywood on October 19, 1837 at 
Concord, (vr), the dau. of William and Sarah (Watson) Hey- 
wood. She was born 1817 and died November 15, 1893 at Lex- 
ington, Mass, age 76-1-4. (gs). She is buried in the same 
cemetery as her husband. 

Children of Cyrus and Emeline (Heywood) Benjamin i 
*2354. William Henry Benjamin b. 1841 at Concord, Mass. 

2355. Marsena C. Benjamin (female); d. September 19, 1843, 

age 9 mos. at Concord, (vr). 

2356. Cyrus W. Benjamin b. March 31, 1845 at Concord; d. 

April 2, 1923; m. March 18, 1875 Lillian E. Dick- 
son of Somerville. They are buried in Sleepy Hol- 
low Cemetery at Concord. No issue. 

2357. Sarah Ann Benjamin b. April 9, 1846; d. July 25, 

1846 at Concord, (vr). 

2358. Clara S. Benjamin b. July 17, 1848; d. Sept. 24,1848 

2359. Sarah E. Benjamin (Sadie), a twin, b. July 17, 1848 

at Concord (vr); m. Nov. 17, 1881 at W. Acton, 
Mass. Williard Chase Pierce, the son of Nathaniel 
and Abigail (Wellington) Pierce b. 1842. 

Resources; Records of Walter P. Benjamin of Lunenburg, Mass 
Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass.; Concord. 
Mass. Vital Records ; Vital Records of Lexington. Mass. 

1197. CLARA (CLARISSA) BENJAMIN 7 (Josiah , Wm. 5 , Jno. , Dan. 3 , John 
2-1) born March 8, 1795 at Berlin, Vermont (vr); the dau. 
of Josiah and Lucy (Banning) Benjamin; died December 11, 
I883 in Barry, Michigan. She married December 1813 Ebenez- 
er Pennock (Berlin, Vt. vr says Josiah Pennock) of Rushford 
New York. He was born April 15, 1795 at Straford, Vermont, 
the son of Ira and Molly (Trowbridge) Pennock. He died Dec 
ember 21, 1849 at Barry Twp. , Barry Co., Michigan. Apparent 

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ly they were divorced, since he m/2 Rebecca Billings and 
Clara m/2 April 17, I836 Peter Orr of Berlin, Vt. Clara 
later left Peter, took back the name of Pennock and is 
buried with Ebenezer and his 2nd wife in the Pennock Cem- 
etery at Barry. 

Eben had 3 children with his second wife. 

Children of Ebenezer and Clara (Benjamin) Pennocki 

2360. Oxiah B. Pennock b. Oct. 5, 1814 at Stafford, Vt. 1 

d. 1893; buried in Pennock Cem. at Barry, Mich. j 
m. Mary Ann Rafter b. 1814 in Ireland, d. 1899. 
Children 1 

Elisa Ann Pennock m. Springstead. 

Alfred, who moved to Texas. 

Clarissa Pennock m. Samuel Williams. 

Adelia Pennock m. Frank Norwood. 

Arabell Pennock m. Del Norwood. 

Chauncey B. Pennock m. Martha M. . 

Georgia Pennock m. Harry Bowder. 

Thomas Pennock m. Bertha Bruney. 

2361. Josiah Pennock b. Jan. 1, 1817 at Strafford, Vt. 5 

m. Eliza Rafter b. 1820 in Ireland; moved to 111. 
in i860' s j and then to Kenosha Co., Kansas in I869 
and back to Pike Co., 111. in I876. Childreni 
John; Rosemund; and Ira Pennock. 

2362. Ira Pennock b. Dec. 10, 1821 in Vt. or N.Y.j d. Oct. 

22, 1881 and buried in Pennock Cem. in Barry, Mich 
m. Esther Hampton. Childreni 

Julia Pennock b. 1849 j m. Milo Barnes. 

Alvah Pennock b. 1853 J m/l Lydia Barnes; m/2 
Emma Kern. 

Edmund K. Pennock b. 1854; m. Martha . 

Ida A. Pennock b. 1857; m. Frank Wyman. 

Sophronia M. Pennock b. 1859; m. Robert Calvin 

Eben. Pennock b. 1862; m. May . 

Myron Pennock b. 1864; m. Cora William, 

Clarence Pennock b. 1866. 

Herbert Pennock b. 1869; m. Emma Smith. 

2363. Eben Pennock Jr. b. Jan. 4, 1824 in Rushford, Alle* 

gany Co., N.Y.j m. Elvira Farwell. They had no 
children, but adopted several. He donated $20,000 
for a hospital in Hastings that is named the Pen- 
nock Hospital to this day. 

2364. Lucy Ann Pennock b. Feb. 1, 1826; d. Aug. 8, 1891; 

buried in Praireville Cem. in Barry Co., Mich.; m. 
William Benson. Childreni Albert b. I859, d.yn 
Pauline d. 1851, age 8 yrs.; Williard d. 1868, age 
8 yrs.; Fred W, b. 1866, unm. ; Eliza m. James 

Brown; Mattie m. Walter Spaulding; Millie m, 

Fisher. 

2365. Bailey Thomas Pennock b. March 8, 1827; d. Jan. 6, 

1904; m. Caroline Gibson. Childreni Emma Cor- 
delia m. William Hoyt; Ella m. Robert McCallister; 

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Jennie, died young; Rose Ann m. Lewis Beers. 

Children of Peter and Clara (Benjamin Pennock) Orri 

2366. Hannah Matilda Orrj m. John Nichols. 

Resources iWilson Papers; p. 70 Vt. Marriages, pub. 1903; 
Records of Mrs. Charlotte Heckman of Portage, Mich. 

1198.0ZIAS (OZIAH) BENJAMIN 7 (Josiah 6 , Wm. 5 , Jno. 4 , Dan. 3 , John 2-1 ) 
born April 13»1?97 at Berlin, Vermont (vr); the son of 
Josiah and Lucy (Banning) Benjamin; died November 15, 1829, 
age 38. in Allegany Co., New York. He married December 8, 
1819 at Berlin, Vt. (vr p. 72) Caroline Bailey (Bayley) 
of Berlin, the dau. of Ebenezer and Sarah (Bailey) Bailey. 
She was born November 29 1 1798 at Newberry, Mass. 

His estate was probated Dec. 15» 1829 with Samuel 
Persons appointed administrator of his estate. He was 
called 'late of town of Rushford, Allegany Co., N.Y. 1 

Children of Osias and Caroline (Bailey) Benjamin t 

2367. Caroline B. Benjamin b. 1820 j m. June 24, I838 at 

Berlin, Vt. (vr p. 79) David Cole of Monpelier. 

2368. Lucy B. Benjamin. 

2369. Philena G. Benjamin. 

2370. Charles H. Benjamin; m. March 19, 1861 Eveline S. 

Goodhue at Berlin, Vt. (vr p. 88). 

Resources; Vol. 3 p. 109 Sept. 1966 Tree Talks Magazine; 
p. 202 Bailey Gen. . Bailey, 1899; Vermont Marriages , pub. 
1903; Records of Mrs. R. A. Chjauvin of S. Carver, Mass. 

1199. SARAH (SALLY) BENJAMIN 7 (Josiah , Wm. 5 , Jno. , Dan. 3 , John 2 "} 
born May 28, 1798 at Berlin, Vermont (vr); the dau. of 
Josiah and Lucy (Banning) Benjamin; died February 18, 1867 
and buried in the East Road Cemetery at Berlin, Vt. She 
married March 25, 1819 at Berling, Vt. (vr) Ebenezer Bailey 
Jr., the son of Ebenezer and Sarah (Bailey) Bailey. He was 
born either May 30, 1796 or June 25, 1794 at Newburgh, Mass 
and is buried in the same cemetery. 

Children of Ebenezer and Sarah (Benjamin) Baileyi 

2371. Caroline Abigail Bailey b. Nov. 10, 1820; m. 

Caswell. 

2372. Ozias Benjamin Bailey b. Feb. 6, 1822; ra. Laura 

Barnes and resided in Berlin, Vt. 

2373. Aronina (Arisina) Bailey b. April 27, 1824/6; d. Jun 

2, 1863; m. 1843 Andrew Bailey, son of Cyrus and 
Hannah (Bailey) Bailey. 

2374. Fredrick Bailey b. August 24, 1827; d. 1866 unm. 

2375. Emery Saxton Bailey b. August 28, 1829. 

2376. William Bailey b. Jan. 22, I83I1 m/l Jane C. Alexand 

ria in 1852; m/2 Alma A. Wright. 

2377. Thomas Wells Bailey b. March 10, I833. 

2378. Eliza Bailey b. December 2, 1835. 

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2379. Ebenezer Bailey b. Aug. 23, 1837; m/1 Mary J. Jack- 

son in 1859; m/2 Hattie M. Nicholson in 1890. 

2380. Joshua Bailey b. Oct. 16, 1842; m. Ellen Maria Poor 

in 1864. 

2381. Joseph K. Bailey. 

2382. Milo C. Bailey. 

2383. Jacob Bailey. 

2384. Hale Grown Bailey j resided in the old homestead. 

2385. Charles A. Bailey; successful banker in Stoneham. 

Resourcesi p. 269 & 238 Bailey Gen . . Hollis R. Bailey, I899 
Vermont Marriages p. 72, pub. 1903. 

1201. JOSIAH BENJAMIN III 7 (Josiah , Wm. 5 , Jno. , Dan. 3 , John 2-1 ) 
born July 7, 1803 at Berlin, Vermont (vr); the son of 
Josiah and Lucy (Banning) Benjamin; died October 4, 1884 at 
the age of 81-2-28 (gs) at Berlin, Vt. (vr). He is buried 
at the New Cemetery (Four Corners) at Berlin, Vt. He mar- 
ried December 25t 1827 at Berlin, Vt. (vr) Rebecca Emerson. 
She was born August 5» 1805 at Berlin, Vt. and died Decem- 
ber 24, 1874, age 68. (gs). (Vt. Marriage Research says 
she was born February 24, 1806.) 

Josiah inherited and lived on the Benjamin Falls Farm. 
John E.'s family, Samuel Webster's family, Ira Arthur's 
family and Elizabeth Stewart's family are all buried in the 
New Cemetery at Berlin Four Corners. 

Children of Josiah and Rebecca (Emerson) Benjamin i 
*2386. Chauncey Edward Benjamin b. February 1, 1831 at Ber- 
lin, Vt. (vr). 
♦2387. Lucy Ann Benjamin b. April 2, I83I at Berlin (vr). 
♦2388. John Emerson Benjamin b. July 19, 1833 at Berlin. 
*2389. Charles Kendall Benjamin b. Nov. 20, I836 Berlin (vr 
♦2390. Philena R. Benjamin b. July 18, 1839 at Berlin (vr). 
2391. Jane Electa Benjamin be. 1840/1 j m. Dec. 24, 1859 

Mark P. Benjamin, son of Paul Benjamin of Irving, 
Mass. (On the marriage rec. she lists her mother 
as Rebecca Emmerson); both are listed as born in 
Madison, Ohio and her age is given as 19; Vernon, 
Vt. (vr). 
♦2392. Samuel Webster Benjamin b. May 1, 1843 at Berlin, Vt 
♦2393. Ira Arthur Benjamin b. January 26, 1845 at Berlin. 
2394. Elizabeth B. Benjamin b. November 3» 1847 at Berlin, 
Vt. » d. March 26, 1926 at Boston, Mass.; m. April 
4, 1867 at Berlin, Vt. Abel H. Steward (vr). He 
b. May 5, 1843, d. March 6, 1927. They resided at 
Berlin, Vt. Issue; Madeline; Edith, who d. young; 
Leon Stewart. 

Resourcesi p. 75 Vermont Marriage Research . 1903; Wilson 
Papers; Records of Alfred C. Benjamin of Monpelier, Vt. j 
Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass.; Hist of 
Elder John Strong . Dwight, 1871; Vermont Vital Records. 

266 



1203. MATILDA BENJAMIN 7 (Josiah 6 , Wm. 5 , Jno.\ Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

March 26, 180? at Berlin, Vermont i the dau.of Josiah and 
Lucy (Banning) Benjamin j died September 26, 1845. She mar- 
ried May 25, 1834 at Berlin, Vt. (vr) Daniel Sylvester 
Thurston of Orange and Montpelier, Vt. He was the son of 
Timothy and Lucy (Hayden) Thurston and was born in 1809 at 
Orange, Vt. and died April 9, I863. He m/2 in 1846 Mrs. 
Ruth Town. 

He was a farmer, tanner, and Methodist. He moved first 
to Madison, Wis. and then to Beaver Dam, Wis. He was in 
the Civil War in the First Wis. Regt. and served 9 months. 
He received a commission at a Lt. in the Wis. Calvery. He 
contracted a disease of the lungs, was discharged, but 
lived only 3 days after reaching home. The widow resided 
in Omaha, Neb. with her son. 

Children of Daniel S. and Matilda (Benjamin) Thurstoni 

2395. Angeline Louisa French Thurston b. DecembEr 4, 

183? j m/1 Frank Kilgorej m/2 David Newman. 

2396. Caroline Gertrude Thurston b. 1840» m. Lorenzo H.Dow 

2397. Carrie Langdon Thruston b. 1842 » m. Elijah J. Fisher 

Children of Daniel S. and Ruth (Town) Thurstoni 
John Mellen Thurston. 
Ruth Mellen Thurston. 

Resources! p. 455 Thurston Gen. . Brown Thurston, 1892; p. 78 
Vermont Marriage Research . 1903. 

1204. HANNAHN BENJAMIN 7 (Josiah 6 , Wm. 5 , Jno.\ Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

July 10, 1811 at Berlin, Vermont; the dau. of Josiah and 
Lucy (Banning) Benjamin 1 died February 17, I898, age 86 yrs 
She m/1 Dr. Thomas Wells Bailey of Berlin, Vt. on July 11/ 
14, 1835 at Berlin, Vt. (vr). He was born February 16, 
1811. She m/2 Eiisha Herrick of Morristown, Vt. and she 
m/3 Stephen Slay ton on November 8, 1882 at Lebanon, Vt. 
Stephen was born May 8, 1811 and d. Dec. 14, 1898, age 86. 

Children of Dr. Thomas and Hannah (Benjamin) Bailey 1 

2398. Sarah Ellen Bailey b. Jan. 13, 1837 at Berlin, Vt. j 

m. Sept. 1, 1858 Edward Clark of Barre, Vt. He 
was b. Sept. 10, 1833, a graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Vermont 1757 j resided at Brattlesboro, Vt. 
Issue » Walter Bailey Clark b. Jan. I863, d. June 
1882» Belle Genevive Clark m. Jan. 14, 1892 John 
Lauriston Knowlton of Brattleboroj Florence Ellen 
Clark b. July 13, 1870. 

2399. Alina Georgianna Bailey b. Oct. 16, 1841 j m. Sept. 

I860 John S. Deman d. Jan. 17, 1894. He was a Lt. 
in the 11th Vermont Volunteers during the Civil 
War j was a prisoner in Andersonville and Libby 
prisons. After being exchanged and discharged, he 
resided in Hardwick, Vt. and died there. Issue 1 
Walter Slocum Deman b. Feb. 25, 1864 at Fort Slo- 

267 



cum, d. Aug. 5, 1897, m. Alma M. W. Sillaway. 

Resources i Wilson Papers; p. 24 Vermont Marriage Research . 
1903; p. 238 Bailev Gen. . Hollis Bailey, 1899. 

1219. SALLY BENJAMIN 7 (Levi , Wm.*, Jno. , Dan. 3 , John ) born Dec 
ember 27, 1802 in Vermont ; the dau. of Levi and Abigail 
(Kendall) Benjamin; died after 1892. She married January 
27, 1816/7 Daniel Chase of Putnam Co., New York, the son of 
Obadiah and Susanna (Knapp) Chase, born August 21, 1794. 
He was a farmer and school director at Greeley, Iowa 
for 20 years. He is a descendant of Stephen Hopkins of 
Mayflower fame. 

Children of Daniel and Sally (Benjamin) Chase i 

2400. Isaac Chase » m. Miss Tubbs. 

2401. Levi Chase dc. 1845; m. Amanda Keelerj resided Cen- 

terville, Allegany Co., N.Y.; had a son Arthur 
Chase (a violinist) who m. Etta Cotten. 

2402. Ezra Chase b. March 21, 1820 at Tompkins Co., N.Y., 

d. May 26, 1880 at Greeley, Iowa; m. May 15, 1842 
Naomi McCall and had 4 children. She was the dau. 
of James and Elizabeth (Dye) McCall. One son went 
to war and did not return; another son was James 
Daniel Chase m. Sarah Jane Kindal in Greeley, Iowa 
and had 3 sons; other children were daus, 

2403. Daniel F. Chase m. Sara Howe and resided at Greeley, 

Iowa and Howard, S.D. 

2404. Elmer Chase b. April 9, 1831 at Rushford, Allegany 

Co., N.Y. m. May 31, 1853 Betsey Brown, the dau. 

of Isaac and Sally ( ) Brown b. March 25, 1834; 

resided at Greeley, Iowa. 

2404. Eliab Chase; m. and resided in Sioux City, Iowa. 

2405. Emma Chase; m. Charles H. Page; res. Hutchinson, 

Kansas . 

Resources i p. 327 Jan. 1933 N. E. Gen, and His. Register ; 
Records of Frank Ripley of Washington, D.C. 

1222. ELIAB C. BENJAMIN 7 (Levi 6 , Wm. 5 , Jno. 1 *, Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 
January 9» 1812 at Ovid, Senecca Co., New York; the son of 
Levi and Abigail (Kendall) Benjamin; died October 28, 1869 
at Rushford, Allegany Co., New York. He married Maria 
Gordon on January 13 t 1836, the dau. of James Gordon Jr. 
She was born November 14, 1814 in Allegany Co., N.Y. and 
died August 20, 1900. The Gordons came from Vermont in 
1811. 

Eliab was a farmer, a member of the Baptist Church, and 
was in the 1855 census of Rushford, N.Y. A petition was 
filed May 7, 1911 for the settlement of his will, which 
names sons Charles W. and Lucian L. 

Children of Eliab C. and Maria (Gordon) Benjamin i 

2406. Julia Ann Benjamin; d. young and buried with parents 

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♦240?. James G. Benjamin b. May 22, I838 at Allegany Co. NY 

2408. Lucian L. (Lee) Benjamin b. April 15, 1841 in Alleg- 

any Co., N.Y.i d. unm. 1867 age 25-10-5 (gs). 

2409. Calista (Galispa) Benjamin b. May 27, 1844 in Alleg- 

any Co., N.Y. Also in census as Gellispa. (male). 

2410. G. Berney (Burney) Benjamin — your compiler feels 

this is Galispa Berney (see above) b. May 27, 1844 
in Allegany Co., N.Y.i supposedly m. and died in 
New York City; perhaps d. May 22, I893 at Syracuse 
N.Y.j had a dau. Bertha Benjamin who m. Edward 
Davis. She moved to Beverly, Calif, and had one 
son and one dau. 

Resources 1 Census records 1 Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of 
S. Carver, Mass.i p. 471 Early Setter's of N.Y. Vol. IV by 
Janet Foley. 

1223. ALNION (ALM0N/ALM0ND) K. BENJAMIN 7 (Levi 6 , Wm. 5 , Jno.\ Dan.? 
John^-1 ) born October 29, 1813 at Ovid, Senecca Co., New 
Yorki the son of Levi and Abigail (Kendall) Benjamini died 
October 19, 1893 at Rushford, Allegany Co., New York. He 
married Eliza Ann McCall on June 21, 1835, the dau. of 
James McCall. She was born January 25, 1819 and died March 
14, 1908. 

He is located in the 1850 census at Centerville and in 
I860 at Rushford Twp., both in Allegany Co., N.Y. A pet- 
ition was filed in 1893 for settlement of his will, which 
names only his wife, Eliza Ann and mentions his age as 68 
in 1882. The town of East Hamburg, Erie Co., N.Y. is also 
mentioned. 

Children of Alnion K. and Eliza Ann (McCall) Benjamini 
♦2411. Francis Benjamin b. 1837/8 in New York. 
Sophia E. Benjamin be. 1839/40 in N.Y. 
Mary A. Benjamin be. 1845/6 in N.Y.i m. 1866 Frank 

W, Lyman, a railroad man, who d. Jan. 1901. She 

had musical talent, and went to Wisconsin in 1865 

as a music teacher. 
Chloe/Cora Benjamini went to Hamburg with parents 1 

m. Dec. 1866 Myron L Colvini had 2 daus. who m. 

Brandel brothers. The eldest had a dau. and a 

son Myron Phillip Brandel. She was well known as 

a singer. 

Resourcesi Records of Mrs. John Keller of Litiz, Pa. 1 Rec- 
ords of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass.i Census rec- 
ords. 

122 5. CHARLES E. BENJAMIN 7 (Levi 6 , Wm. 5 , Jno.\ Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) 
born June 5» 1817 or 1819 at Rushford, Allegany Co., New 
Yorkj the son of Levi and Abigail (Kendall) Benjamini died 
January 30, 1891 at Rushford, N.Y. He married Huldah M. 
Lamberson, dau. of John Lamberson. She was born December 



♦2412. 
2413. 



2414. 



269 



9, 1820 and died July 7, 1900. 

He was a famous breeder of cattle and knew about treat- 
ing their diseases. He was also an auctioneer. In 1865 he, 
along with Mr. Stebbins and Mr. Morrow, ran a cheese fac- 
tory. In their later years, they lived with their son. 

Huldah's will was filed Oct. 19. 1911 but names only 
son, Romaine W. of Rushford. 

Children of Charles E. and Huldah (Lamberson) Benjamint 
♦2415. Romaine W. Benjamin b. August 20, 1840 at Rushford. 
*24l6. Arcelia Abigail Benjamin b. 1842 at Rushford, N.Y. 
2417. Ralph Benjamin b. April 13. 1844 at Rushford, N.Y.j 
d. August 3# 1863; unm. He enlisted in the Army 
at age 18 and was killed the next year at the Bat- 
tle of Chancelorville. 

Resourcesi Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass 
p. 804 Allegany Co. and It's People 1795-1895 . 

1228. OLIVER DAVIS BENJAMIN 7 .(Asa 6 . Wm. 5 , Jno. , Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) 
born March 13 » 1806 at South Woodstock, Vermont j the son 
of Oliver and Rhoda (Persons/Parsons) Davis i but adopted by 
Asa and Abigail (Swingerton) Benjamin at the age of 2 years i 
died September 2, 1864 of dysentry at Rushford, Allegany Co, 
New York. He married Lucia Spencer Woods of Windsor, Vt. 
on October 28, 1832 at Rushford, N.Y. She was the dau. of 
Daniel and Laura S. (Wilson) Woods and was born May 31 » 
1812 at Rushford, N.Y. They are both buried in the Podun- 
que Cemetery at Rushford. She m/2 Calvin Galusha Leavens 
on May 1, 1877. 

Oliver came into the possession of his adopted father's 
home, where he lived and died, and then left it to his dau. 
Sylvia. He bought the biggest trees that no one else could 
haul, since he had a large pair of oxen. He sawed them 
into lumber, took it by boat on the canal to New York City 
and use to bring back silk for dresses for his wife. 

Children of Oliver D. and Lucia (Woods) Benjamin i 
♦2418. Sylvia Elmyra Benjamin b. October 5, 1834 at Rush- 
ford, N.Y. 

2419. Rhoda Albertine Benjamin b. May 23, 1846 at Rush- 
ford, N.Y.j d. 1856, age 10 yrs. (gs). 

Resourcesi Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass 
p. 2459 Desc. of Nathaniel Ely . Beach and Ely, 1902j Rush- 
ford. Allegany Co.. Centenial 1908 via Norine Boyd Steward 
of Niantic, Conn. i Salt Lake Family Group Sheet. 

1231. PHEBE BENJAMIN 7 (Asa , Wm. 5 , Jno. , Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born May 
18, 1810 at Vermont; the dau. of Asa and Abigail (Swimerton 
Benjaminj died May 10, I856 at the age of 46. She married 
Holton Colburn in I838. He was the brother of Charles and 
Seth Colburn. 

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Children of Holton and Phebe (Benjamin) Colburni 

2420. Gratie Colburn. 

2421. Julia Colburn j m. Nathan Miller and left three child 
rent Ethel or Ellenj Fredj and Grace Miller. 

F+Vlol f!nl Villi")-! • m TTKoKl Uairnc! Q>-|^ 1 Q-F+- Jl nUi 1 ^nnn 



rem ctnex or ciienj rrea; ana urace miner. 
2422. Ethel Colburn} m. Eben Hayes and left 4 children. 




1232. PERCY BENJAMIN 7 (Asa 6 , Wm.- 5 , Jno. , Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) a possib- 

le dau. of Asa and Abigail (Swimerton) Benjamin. She mar- 
ried Seth Colburn. 

Note i Phebe and Percy MAY have been the same person, 
but Abigail Benjamin was listed as 'the fifth daughter' J 

Children of Seth and Percy (Benjamin) Colburni 

2423. Adoniriam Colburn. 

2424. Henry B. Colburn. 

Resources i Records of Norine Boyd Steward of Niantic, Conn. 

1233. ABIGAIL SALOME BENJAMIN 7 (Asa 6 , Wm. 5 , Jno. 4 , Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) 

born February 20/26, 1820 at Rushford, Allegany Co., New 
York; the dau. of Asa and Abigail (Swimerton) Benjamin; 
died January 19. 1906 at Allegney Twp., Potter Co., Penn. 
She married John Charles Bishop on November 1, 1841 at Rush 
ford, N.Y. He was the son of Ira and Sarah (Patrick) Bis- 
hop and was born March 5, 1817 and W. Windsor, Vermont and 
died September 24, 1882 at Potter Co., Penn. 

Abigail married her near neighbor, John Bishop, who had 
also come from Windsor, Vermont. He served in the Civil 
War at the age of 50. In Feb. 1853 John, his wife and 5 
children, ages 3 to 10, left in a sleign with all their 
possessions for Penn. They settled on a homesite in Alleg- 
any Township, between Ellisberg and Andrews settlements. 
Then, in March, their 6th child was born in their new home. 

Children of John C. and Abigail (Benjamin) Bishopi 

2425. Estella Charlotte Bishop b. March 29, 1843 at Rush- 

ford, N.Y.; d. June 10, 1912 at Pasadena, Calif . i 
m. Sept. 30» 1866 in Penn. John Coulstone, son of 
John and Jane (Dal ton) Coulstone. 

2426. Benjamin Franklin Bishop b. July 4, 1844 at Center- 

ville, N.Y.i d. April 21, 1915 at Mesa Calif . i m. 
Oct. 26, 1873 Frances Eugenia Coats in Perm., dau. 
of Charles and Elvira (Ellis) Coats. 

2427. Mary Inez Bishop b. October 5. 1846 at Centerville, 

N.Y.i d. June 4, 1871 Potter Co., Penn. i m. 1871 
Ralph L. Nelson, son of Lyman and Anner M. (Hall) 
Nelson. 

2428. Sarah Jane Bishop b. June 10, 1848 at Rushford, NY| 

d. July 7, 1929 at Ellisburgh, Penn. 1 m. 1874 

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Horace H. Hall, son of Dennis and Elvira (Lewis) 
Hall. 

2429. Ira Gustaves Bishop b. May 28, 1850 at Friendship, 

N.Y.i d. July 1, 1923 at Ellisburgh, Penn. 1 m. 
1886 Elizabeth Coats, dau. of Charles and Elvira 
(Ellis) Coats. 

2430. Kate Woods Bishop b. March 21, 1853 in Allegany Twp, 

Penn. 1 m. 1875 James Currier ;had no children. 

2431. Annetta Chamberlain Bishop b. June 2, 1856} d. unm. 

June 6, 193^. 

2432. Caroline Elmore Bishop b. Dec. 11, 1858 in Penn. 1 

d. Feb. 24, 1924 Potter Co., Penn. 1 m. 1883 Henry 
H. Kies, son of Enos and Sarah (Gardner) Kies. 

2433. John Coulston Bishop b. Dec. 11, I863 in Penn.; d. 

March 10, 1928; an invalid from birth. 

Resources 1 Wilson Papers; Bible Records in possession of 
Raymond Gilliand of Penn.; Vol. 8 #30 Dec. 1964 p. 101 
Desc of James Bishop and some of their N.Y. State Settlers 
in Yesteryears ; Census Records of 1860-70 of Allegany Twp. , 
Potter Co., Penn.; Records of Ira E. Bishop of Homewood, II 

1231. HARRIET C./K. BENJAMIN 7 (Asa 6 , Wm.- 5 , Jno.^, Dan. 3 , John 2 " 1 ) 
born October 31, 1823 at Rushford, Allegany Co., New York; 
the dau. of Asa and Abigail (Swimerton) Benjamin; died 
August 31, 1903, age 79-10-21 at Rushford (gs) and is bur- 
ied in the White Cemetery at Rushford. She married George 
C. Colburn on April 11, 1847 at Rushford, the son of Char- 
les and Nancy (Wetherell) Colburn. He was born January 17, 
1822 and died December 8, 1878, age 50-10-21 (gs). He is 
buried in the same cemetery. 

On Harriet's gravestone it reads; "Only a tired toiler 
can taste sleep's glad release." 

Charles Colburn came to Rushford from Shrewsbury, Vt. 
in 1833 and settled on land now belonging to Martin Lyon. 
He was a farmer and lumberman, while the pine timber last- 
ed. He was also highway commissioner in Rushford for a 
time. 

Children of George C. And Harriet (Benjamin) Colburn 1 

2434. Wallace Colburn; m, Mary J. Gray and had children; 

Bertha, Ella, and Harry Colburn. 

2435. Flora Colburn; m. DeWitt. 

2436. Homer Harrison Colburn b. 1859; d. 1902; m. Flora 

Alderman of Rushford, the dau. of Harvey and 
Maritt (Bishop) Alderman on July 18, 1882 at Rush- 
ford. She was b. 1862 and d. 1925. She m/2 

Charles Balcom. Issue; Ruth Colburn m. Burr 

and Clyde Colburn. 

Resources; Records of Norine Boyd Steward of Niatic, Conn.; 
Rushford, Allegany Co.. N.Y. Centennial . 1908; Records of 
Ira E. Bishop of Homewood, 111. 

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1255. ABEL BENJAMIN 7 (Jno. , Joshua 5 , Jno. , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 
June 17, 1778 at Guildhall, Orange County, Vermont (vr); 
or December 18, 1777 at Sudbury, Mass. (vr); the possible 
son of Jonathan and Mary ( ) Benjamin. He married Doro- 
thy (Dolly) Rosebrooks on May 26, 1801 at Guildhall, Vt. 
(vr). She was the dau. of William and Lydia (Dodge) Rose- 
brooks and was born between 1784-90. 

Children of Abel and Dorothy (Rosebrooks) Benjamini 

2437. Jonathan Benjamin b. September 14/19, 1803 at Guild- 

hall, Vt. (vr)j d. April 21, 1887 age 73-7-7. 

2438. William Benjamin b. October 26, 1805 at Guildhall, 

Vt. (vr); d. March 26, 1806 at Guildhall, (vr). 

2439. Mary W. Benjamin b. January 22, 1813 at Guildhall, 

(vr). (Notei A Polly Benjamin d. Oct. 16, 1861 
at Guildhall, Vt. (vr). 

2440. Abel D. Benjamin b. July 12, 1817 at Guildhall, Vt. 

(vr); d. October 12, 1882 at Guildhall (vr); m. 
Sarah C. Lamkin (Lumkin) on February 28, 1843 at 
Guildhall (vr). She was the dau. of JoshuaB. 
Lumkin and was born 1821/2 at Brunswick and died 
May 1, 1882, age 60 yrs. at Guildhall, Vt. (vr). 

Resources 1 Gildhall, Vt. Vital Records; Hist, of Guildhall. 
Vt. by Everett C. Benton, 1886. 

1262. ISAAC BENJAMIN 7 (Abiezer , Joshua 5 , Jno.\ Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) 
born March 15. 1791 at Hallowell, Maine; the son of Abie- 
zer and Mary (Savage) Benjamin; died May 25, 1869, age 78 
years at Wautoma, Wisconsin; married January 5, 1819 at 
North Auson, Maine Rachel Annis, dau. of Benjamin and Mary 
(Walker) Annis. She was born March 25, 1779 at Boothbay, 
Maine and died June 7, I878 at Spring Valley, Minnesota. 
Isaac is buried in the Leach Cemetery in Marion Twp., near 
Wautoma, Wisconsin and Rachel is buried in the Racine-Ham- 
ilton Cemetery. 

Skowhegen, Maine Probate Records 2; 283 on September 14, 
1818 Issac Benjamin of Moscow, Maine was appointed guardian 
of Susanna and Ellenor Littlefield, sole heirs of the es- 
tate of the late Joseph Littlefield. 

Isaac was a farmer and cabinet maker. They are listed 
in the 1850 census of Moscow, Maine and had a 400 acre farm 
there. They were in Omro, Wisconsin in the i860 census. 
Isaac migrated to Wisconsin about 1852/3. 

Children of Isaac and Rachel (Annis) Benjamini 
*244l. Stephen P. Benjamin b. November 23, 1820 in Moscow, 

Maine. 
♦2442. Calvin Selden Benjamin b. June 4, 1822 in Moscow. 
2443. Cynthia B. Benjamin b. February 19, 1824 at Moscow; 
d. October 20, 1843 at Moscow; buried in Sugartown 
Cemetery at Moscow, Maine. 
*2444. Anne S. Benjamin b. January 7, 1826 at Moscow. 
♦2445, Sophina Temple (Sophronia) Benjamin b. January 22, 

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1828 at Moscow, Maine. 

♦2446. Cyrus Benjamin b. November 22, 1829 at Moscow. 

*2447. Sylvester Benjamin b. November 11, 1831 at Moscow. 

♦2448. Albert Benjamin b. August 2, I833 at Moscow. 

♦2449. Herbert Benjamin b. June 1, I835 at Moscow. 

♦2450. Stellman Benjamin b. November 26, I839 at Moscow. 

♦2451. Ephriam G. Benjamin b. April 19, 1840 at Moscow. 

*2452. Angeline F. Benjamin b. June 15. 1843 at Moscow, Me. 

Resources! Research of Helen (Benjamin) Brown of Oak Park, 
Illinois. 

1265. JOHN BENJAMIN 7 (Abiezer , Joshua 5 , Jno. , Abel 5 , John " ) 

born March 28, 1796 at Hallowell, Maine; the son of Abiezer 
and Mary (Savage) Benjamin; died April 30. 1839 at Bingham, 
Maine and buried in the Village Cemetery. He married Decern 
ber 14, 1816 in Bingham, Esther Spaulding, the dau . of Jos- 
eph and Sybil ( ) Spaulding. She was born January 7. 

1802 and died December 31. I838, age 3? yrs. and is buried 
in the same cemetery. 

Children of John and Esther (Spaulding) Benjamin 1 
*2453. William Benjamin b. January 12, 1818 in Bingham, Me. 

2454. Elmer (Elum/Elane) Benjamin b. November 16, 1819 at 

Bingham j d. August 11, 1900 at Randolph, Maine; m. 
March 16, 1847 Lucuid Moore, dau. of Luther and 

Hannah ( ) Moore. They had one childt Helen 

Maria Benjamin b. May 1854, d. October 3. I869. 

2455. George Benjamin; died young. 

♦2456. Hiram Benjamin b. 1823 at Bingham, Maine. 

2457. Ascweth Benjamin b. 1825; d. 1902 in Boston, Mass.; 

ra. April 30, 1848 Thomas Cobb. They had a child 
b. Sept. 19, 1857 at Boston with a Roxbury vr. 

2458. Esther Benjamin b. 1827; m. Sept. 13, 1848 John 

Dyer at Roxbury, Mass. (vr); son of William and 
Sally Dyer. Had son George Edwin Dyer b. April 
26, 1848 at Roxbury, Mass. 

2459. John B. Benjamin b. 1828; d. July 9, I889, age 6l 

years, at Augusta, Maine. 

2460. Sybil Benjamin b. 1832; went to California. 

2461. Cordelia Benjamin b. 1833/4; m. Feb. 5, I856 at Bos- 

ton James Lord. Had son Charles Lord b. Dec. 7, 
I860 at Melrose, Mass, d. Oct. 19, 1915 at Fair- 
haven, Conn. 

Resourcesi Research of Mrs. Homer (Helen Benjamin) Brown of 
Oak Park, Illinois. 

1266. SARAH (SALLY) BENJAMIN 7 (Abiezer 6 , Joshua 5 , Jno. , Abel 2 , 

John 2 " 1 ) born 1799 at North Auston, Maine; the dau. of 
Abiezer and Mary (Savage) Benjamin; married November 1, 
1827 Josiah Fletcher, who was born 1779 and died April 20, 
1827. He is buried in the Village Cemetery at Bingham, 

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Maine. 

Children of Josiah and Sarah (Benjamin) Fletcher i 

2462. Josiah Fletcher Jr. b. 1831j a preacher. 

2463. Elizabeth Fletcher b. 1832 » m. February 20, 18?? 

Micha W. Morton of Aueton, Maine. He died in 

1873. She m/2 Smith. She had a son John 

Morton b. 1861, who was brought up by his grand- 
mother, Sarah (Benjamin) Fletcher. 

2464. William Fletcher. 

Resources! Research of Mrs. Homer (Helen Benjamin) Brown of 
Oak Park, 111. 

1267. STEPHEN BENJAMIN 7 (Andrew 6 , Jno. 5 ~\ Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born Feb 

ruary 12, 1778 at Ashley, Mass.j the son of Andrew and Mary 
(Pierce) Benjamin. He married Sarah (Sally) Carter of Way- 
land, Mass. on January 23, 1805 at Wayland (vr). She was 
born 1781 and died February 27, 1819 at Weston, Mass, age 
38 years, (vr). 

There is a marriage record at Troy, N.H. on January 21, 
1821 for a Stephen Benjamin to Betsey Cummings. The in- 
tentions of Oct. 29, 1820 for the same marriage are record- 
ed in the Wayland, Mass. vital records. 

Stephen resided in Brookline, Mass. at the time of his 
first marriage, and later at Keene, New Hampshire. 

Children of Stephen and Sarah (Carter) Benjamin i 

2465. Elvira Ann Benjamin bp. Dec. 4, 1808 at Wayland. 
*2466. George Washington Benjamin bp. Sept. 24, 1810 at Way 

land, Mass. 

2467. Lydia Carter Benjamin bp. Sept. 8, 1816 at Wayland. 

2468. Nancy Carter Benjamin, a twin, bp. Sept. 8, 1816. 

2469. Adeline Augusta Benjamin bp. Sept. 8, 1816 at Way- 

land, Mass. 

Resources! Records of Mrs. Raymond Fales of Westford, Mass. 
Wayland, Mass. Vital Records j Obit Index in Mass. Centinel . 
1961 j Gen, of Fam. of Lt. Samuel Benjamin . Mary L. Benjamin 

1268. AMOS PIERCE BENJAMIN 7 (Andrew 6 , Jno. 5 ~\ Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

1780 at Ashley, Mass.j the son of Andrew and Mary (Pierce) 
Benjaminj bapt. October 15, 1780 at Fitzwilliam, New Hamp- 
shire; died February 16, 1846, age 66 (gs) and buried in 
the Indian Opening Cemetery, located £ mile west of the 
village of Madison, Madison Co., New York. He m/1 Hannah 
Mygate (Mygatte) who was born March 9, 1785. He m/2 Sarah 
Bacon be. 1781 in Mass. She is buried in the same cemetery 
but her stone is badly broken, and can't be read. 

Amos P. was an Ensign in the Oneida Co., N.Y. Militia 
in 1805 and a Lt. in 1806. He moved in 1808. He owned 
land in Paris, Oneida Co., N.Y. in 1814. He is located in 
the 1810 census at Amenia, Dutchess Co., N.Y. and in the 
1840 census at Georgetown, Madison Co., Ny with 5 children. 

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Children of Amos Pierce Benjamini 

24?0. Lorenzo Benjamin b. Feb. 7, 1804; d. April 29, 1809; 

buried in the Red Church Burying Grounds at Amenia 

New York. 
*2471. Harriet Benjamin b. July 5, 1806 at Oneida Co., NY 

2472. Julia Benjamin b. February 14, 1810 at Amenia, N.Y. 

2473. Mervin Benjamin b. April 5, 1812 at Amenia, N.Y. 
♦2474. William C. Benjamin bc.1814 at Madison Co., N.Y. 

2475. Lodelia J. Benjamin b. June 20, 1819; d. October 30, 
1884; m. June 19, 1851 Hiram Alanson Deming as his 
2nd wife. He was b. Nov. 17, 1799 at Seneca Lake, 
N.Y., d. Apr. 9, 1882 at Syracuse, N.Y. Issuei 
Clarinda G. ; Frank Benjamin; Ella Rebecca; and 
William Charles Deming. 
*2476. Augustus Benjamin b. July 6, 1825 at Albany, N.Y. 

Resourcesi Wilson Papers; p. 160 The Deming Fam. . Judson 
Deming, 1904; Vol. 182 p. 73 Madison Co. Cem. Records; 
Records of Mrs. Raymond Fales of Westford, Mass.; Microfilm 
#4040 from Salt Lake City, Utah Library; p. 297 Desc.of 
Andrew Warner , 

1270. FRANCIS BENJAMIN 7 (Andrew , Jno. 5 ~\ Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

April 9, 1784 at Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire; the son of 
Andrew and Mary (Pierce) Benjamin. He married Dorothy 
Wood on April 16, 1807, the dau. of Abijah and Dorothy 
(Wheeler) Wood. She was born May 14, 1784 at Westminister, 
Mass. and died December 6, 1849, age 64. 

Francis, early in his married life, left his family and 
the mother and son were kindly and abundantly cared for by 
her parents. 

Children of Francis and Dorothy (Wood) Benjamini 
♦2477. Abijah Wheeler Benjamin b. January 15, 1810 at Win- 
chendon, Mass. 

Resourcesi p. 156 Hist, of Wheeler Fam. in Am. . Wheeler, 
1914; p. 547 Hist, of Westminister. Mass. . Heywood; West- 
minister, Mass. Vital Records; Rinceton, Mass. Vital Record 
Records of Mrs. Raymond Fales of Westford, Mass. 

1271. JONATHAN BENJAMIN 7 (Andrew 6 , Jno.- 5 " 4 , Abel 3 , John 2 ' 1 ) born 

May 20, 1786 at Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire; the son of An- 
drew and Mary (Pierce) Benjamin; died before 1816 at about 
the age of 30, He married Anna Cutter on September 8, 1811 
at Arlington, Mass, (vr), the dau. of Ephraim and Deborah 
(Locke) Cutter. She was born September 7, 1793. She m/2 
in 1816 Peter Tuffs. They resided at Charlestown, Mass. 
It is unknown if there was any issue of her first marriage. 

Resourcesi p. 135 Hist, of the Cutter Fam. . Cutter, 1871 1 
p. 78 Gen, and Estate of Charlestown. Wyman, 1879. 



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127?. LEVI BENJAMIN 7 (Andrew 6 , Jho.** Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born July 
}°i 179 t „ ^mchendon, Mass., the son of Andrew and Mary 
(Pierce) Benjamin. He married Wary Jewett, dau. of Dr 
Stephen and Nancy (Colburn) Jewett on June 1818. She was 
born September 6, 1?9? at Rindge, New Hampshire. After 
Levi's death, Mary lived at Finchburgh, Mass. 

Children of Levi and Mary (Jewett) Benjamin i 

2478. Clara Ann Benjamin b. at Ashby, Mass. (vr). 

2479. Mary Jewett Benjamin b. April 23, 1820 at Rindge, 

New Hampshire (vr). 

2480. Caroline Bart/Barbour Benjamin b. May 20, 1822 at 

Rindge, N.H. ? d. Dec. 31, 1850? m. Ambrus Warren, 
adopted son of Edward Spaulding, b. Feb. 17, 1818 

Resourcesi p. 220 Jewett of Am. . Vol. I, Clark, 1908, 
P. 393 Spaulding Memorial . Spaulding, 1897. 

1278. DANIEL BENJAMIN 7 (Daniel 6 , Jno. 5 "\ Abel 3 , John 2 ' 1 ) Born 

March 6, 1783 at Ashburnham, Mass., the son of Daniel and 
Tamezon (Felton) Benjamin; died June 10, 1865, age 82 yrs 
3 mos. at Ashburnham, Mass. (vr). He m/l Rachel Wetherali 
in 1806. She was born December 17, 1783 at Mansfield, 
Mass. and died December 12, I838, age 55, at Ashburnham, 
Mass. (vr). He m/2 Betsy Billings on March 4, 1840. the 
dau. of Dr. W. and Betsey (Mclntyre) Billings. She died 
October I863. (Notei The Family Group Sheet from Salt 
Lake City, Utah says he m/2 Betsey (Mclntyre) Billings, 
a widow. Supposedly Betsey Mclntyre was the widow of 
Joshua Billings. ) 

They resided on the farm of D. D. Mclntire (Mclntyre) 
when the Ashburnham History was written. 

Children of Daniel and Rachel (Wetherali) Benjamini 
*248l. Stillman Daniel Benjamin b. November 4, 1807 at 
Ashburnham, Mass. 

2482. Samuel H. Benjamin b. November 10, 1809 at Ashburn- 

ham, d. January 18, 1879 at Ashley, Mass., m. 
October 15, I835 Tamezin Hunt, the dau. of Peter 
Hunt of Boston, at Ashburnham. She d. Sept. 19, 
1869 ' age 5 2, There was no issue of this m. 

2483. Louisa Rachel Benjamin b. July 15, 1816 at Ashburn- 

ham, m. May 7, 1837 Ai Foster. She d. Feb. 3, 
1878. 

2484. Lorenza Benjamin, a female twin, b. July 15, 1816, 

d. February 17, 1817. 

Resourcesi Hist, of Ashburnham . Stearns, Wilson Papers, Re 
cords of Mrs. Raymond Fales of Westford, Mass., Salt Lake 
Family Group Sheet. 

1279. NAHU M BENJAMIN 7 (Daniel 6 , Jno. 5 " 4 , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born Feb- 
ruary 20, 1785 at Ashburnham, Mass., the son of Daniel and 
Tamezon (Felton) Benjamin. He married Judith Reed (Read) 

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of Ashworth, New Hampshire, the dau. of Supply and Susanna 
(Bryan) Reed. She was born about 1?89 at Ashworth. They 
were married in 1810. 

They lived near Daniel for awhile, in Ashburnham, Mass. 
and then went "West". 

2485. Susan Reed Benjamin b. July 31 1 1811 at Ashburnham. 

2486. Sarah Eliza Benjamin b. August 31, 1814. 

2487. Timothy Nahum Benjamin b. December 4, 1817. 

2488. Supply Benjamin be. 1819 at Ashburnham, Mass. 

2489. Harriet Benjamin be. 1821 at Ashburnham. 

2490. Alzina (Alsina) Benjamin be. 1823 at Ashburnham. 

Resoucesi Wilson Papers; Steam's Hist, of Ashburnham. Mass 
Family Group Sheet from Salt Lake City, Utah. 

1282. SALLY BENJAMIN 7 (Daniel , Jno. 5 , Abel 3 , John 2 ' 1 ) born March 
14, 1792 at Ashburnham, Mass.! the dau. of Daniel and Tama- 
zon (Felton) Benjamin; died March 31 » 1837. She married 
Deacon John Hunt of Boston, as his 2nd wife, on October 5, 
1805. He was the son of John and Rebecca (Hicks) Hunt. 
Supposedly he m. another Sally Benjamin, but she was not 
"of Ashburnahm" . 

Children of John and Sally (Benjamin) Hunti 

2491. John M. Hunt. b. October 6, 1816; d. Jan. 6, 1839. 

2492. Sarah Elizabeth Hunt. b. August 6, 1818; d. June 9, 

1821. 

2493. Harriet A. Hunt b. January 18, 1821. 

2494. Maria Charlotte Hunt b. February 5, 1825. 

2495. William A. Hunt b. March 13, l827i m. Inez M. White. 

2496. Emily Hunt b. September 26, 1829. 

2497. Clarissa Hunt; died young. 

2498. George E. Hunt b. November 12, I836. 

Resources 1 Wilson Papers. 

1288. SAMUEL BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel 6 , Abel 5 , Jno.\ Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 
September 7» 1786 at Livermore, Maine; the son. of Samuel 
and Tabitha (Livermore) Benjamin; died April 27, 18?1» age 
85, at Winthrop, Maine. He married Olivia Metcalf on Janu- 
ary 11, 1816 at Livermore, Maine, the dau. of Calvin and 
Eunice (Adams) Metcalf. She was born July 30, 1795 at 
Franklin, Mass. and died May 30, 1879 at Winthrop and is 
buried at Winthrop. 

Samuel was a cabinet maker and a Captain the the Milit- 
ia. 

In Vol. 308:296 (Cambridge Reg. of Deeds) in 1831 Sam- 
uel of Winthrop and wife Olina sold for $350. to Cyrus Dans 
of Concord, Mass., land near the meeting house in Concord. 

Samuel built a home on the bank of a stream in Winthrop 
Maine in 1811. It was a home and cabinet shop. Later it 
was moved to Main Street and enlarged to accommodatehis 12 
children. He engaged Rufus Porter to paint murals on the 

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walls of his living quarters about 1830. Samuel died in 
1871, but the house remained in the hands of the family un- 
til 1912. In spite of the fact that the building had been 
used as a cobbler's shop, hardware store, private hospital, 
law office and telephone company office, the wall painting 
was still intact when the telephone company sold the build- 
to the Depositor's Trust Co. of Augusta. The bank had bou- 
ght the land for a parking place. A retired postman and 
hobbist, Bartley Jackson, pointed out the importance of the 
wall paintings to bank officials, who then alerted the 
Maine State Museum director, Robert L. Daum. The murals 
were saved, along with the wide floor boards, beams and 
other construction materials, so that visitors to the mus- 
eum might see how the Benjamin building was made. 

Rufus Porter was born in W. Boxford, Mass. in 1792 and 
at the age of 9 moved to Maine. In his early teens, he 
assumed responsibility for himself. He was a fiddler, shoe 
maker's apprentice, house and sign painter, drummer, and 
dancing instructor. He traveled on foot, paxnting por- 
traits all the way to Virginia and back. In 1825 he did 
many rooms and halls in Mass., N.H., and Maine, and in 1820 
and 1835 he did many murals in small forms west of Augusta. 
Most of the murals were done above the wainscoting, but in 
the Benjamin house they were the only known examples of his 
murals extending from the ceiling to the floor. 

Children of Samuel and Olivia (Metcalf) Benjamin 1 
2499. Olina Adams Benjamin b. January 2, 1817 at Winthrop, 
Maine j d. July 16, 1822. 
*2500. Samuel Eliot Benjamin b. December 29, 1818. 
2501. Caroline Emmons Benjamin b. January 27, 1821 at Win- 
throp j d. July 31, 1822. 
♦2502. John Milton Benjamin b. March 28, 1823. 
*2503. Albion Paris Benjamin b. January 12, 1825. 
*2504. Mary Anne Benjamin b. March 16, 1827 at Winthrop. 

2505. Julius Metcalf Benjamin b. May 17, 1829 at Winthrop? 

d. June 15, 1829. 

2506. Caroline Olina Benjamin b. December 27i 1830 at Win- 

throp; m. April 1862 Marshall Doane of San Fran- 
cisco, California. 

2507. Susan Metcalf Benjamin b. March 17, I833 at Winthrop 

m. Andrew J. Crowell. 

2508. Mary Frances Benjamin b. February 25, I835. 

2509. Charles Henry Benjamin b. February 19, 1840 at Win- 

throp j d. July 9, 1 50. 

2510. one child, unknown; perhaps died young. 

Resources! Vol. 11 p. 27 PAR Lineage Book ; p. 75 Livermore 
Fam. of Am. . Thwing; Gen, of Fam. of Lt. Samuel Benjamin . 
Mary L. Benjamin, 1900t p. 83 Vol. 98 N. E. Gen, and Hist. 
Register ; p. 72 Representative Citizens of Maine ; Yankee 
Magazine March 1969, p. HO. 



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1289. NATHANIEL BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel , Abel 5 , Jno. , Abel 3 , John 2 "" 1 ) 
born May ?/l6, 1?88 at Livermore, Maine; the son of Samuel 
and Tabitha (Livermore) Benjamin; died December 19 » 186? at 
the age of 79 » at Livermore, Maine. He married Betsey 
Chase on June 25» 1812, the dau. of Capt. Tristram and 
Polly ( ) Chase. She was born January 16, 1797 at Liver- 
more and died October 18, 185**- at Livermore, Maine. 

Children of Nathaniel and Betsey (Chase) Benjamin; 

2511. Charles Tristram Benjamin b. August 28, 1813 at Livr 

ermore; d. January 5» 1815. 

2512. son b. Nov. 1814; d. Nov. 1814. 

2513. Elizabeth Benjamin b. November 21, 1816; d. March 5, 

1889; m. November 16, 1855 Enos Dillingham of Dix- 
field, Maine. 
♦2514. Nathaniel Benjamin b. June 16, 1821 at Livermore. 

2515. Mary Stella Benjamin b. January 1, 1819 at Livermore 

m. December 15» 1840 Albert Gallatno Hinds. 

2516. Ernestine Benjamin b. May 10, 1823; d. January 7, 

1865; m. February 18, 1845 Thomas 0. Haskell. 

2517. Cordania Benjamin b. March 10, 1826 at Livermore; 

m. October 18, 1845 El bridge Gerry Hinds. 
♦2518. Charles Rutellus Benjamin b. June 12, 1830 at Liver- 
more, Maine. 

Resources; p. 75 Livermore Fam. of Am. , Thwing; Wilson Pa- 
pers; Gen, of Fam. of Lt. Samuel and Tabitha Livermore Ben- 
jamin . Mary L. Benjamin, 1900j Family Group Sheet from Salt 
Lake City, Utah. 

1291. POLLY BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel , Abel 5 , Jno. , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 
October 2, 1792 at Livermore, Maine; the dau. of Samuel and 
Tabitha (Livermore) Benjamin; died March 6, I865 at Bangor, 
Maine. She married October 16, 1816 at Androscoggin, Maine 
Samuel Ames. He was the son of Winslow and Margaret (Nich= 
ols) Ames and was born May 11, 1789 at Lewiston, Maine and 
died April 5* 1862 at Hermosa, Maine. 

Children of Samuel and Polly (Benjamin) Amesi 

2519. Charles Benjamin Ames b. December 22, 1820 at Liver- 

more, Maine; d. July 22, 1822. 

2520. Orilla Tabitha Benjamin Ames b. December 22, 1823 at 

Sebec, Maine; m. Feb. 28, 1841 Jotham A. C. Mason. 

2521. Samuel Selden Ames b. November 14, 1825 at Sebec, Me 

d. April 22, 1851. 

2522. Mellen Green Ames b. October 24, 1827 at Sebec; d. 

October 16, 1850. 

2523. Irvin Winslow Ames b. May 17, 1831 at Sebec; m. Jan- 

uary 1, i860 Agnes Guptil Kimball. 

2524. Charles Llewellyn Ames b. September 18, 1834 at Her- 

mosa, Maine; m. May 13, 1857 Annie Judson Barker. 

Resources; Family Group Sheet from Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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1292. MARTHA BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel 6 , Abel 5 , Jno.\ Abel 2 , John 2 " 1 ) born 
October 2, 1792 (a twin; at Livermore, Maine? the dau. of 
Samuel and Tabitha (Livermore) Benjamin? died May 6, 1861 
at Livermore, Maine. She married March 30, 1812 at Liver- 
more, Israel Washburn. He was the son of Israel and Abiah 
(King) Washburn and was born November 10, 1784 at Raynham, 
Mass. and died September 2, 1786 at Livermore, Maine. 

Martha was a woman of "great force of character". The 
Washburn Home for Orphans in Minneapolis, Minn, was founded 
by C. C. Washburn as a memorial to his mother. 

They had 11 chidren, but only 7 sons and 3 daus. grew 
to adulthood. 

Her sons had a united service in Congress of over 40 
years. 

Children of Isrel and Martha (Benjamin) Washburn » 

2525. Israel Washburn Jr. b. July 6, 1813 at Livermore, 

Maine? died May 12, 1888? entered Congress in 1850 
and served until Jan. 1, 1861? became the Governor 
of Maine in 1861? and was Collector of the Port of 
Portland I863-76. 

2526. Elihu Benjamin Washburn b. September 23, 1816 at 

Livermore? d. October 22, 1887 at Chicago, 111.? 
was a member of Congress from Illinois from 1852- 
I869? Minister Plempotentary Envoy Extraordinary 
to France March I869 to Sept. 1877? was Secretary 
of State for 14 days before his appointment to 
France. 

2527. Cadwallader Colden Washburn b. April 22, 1818 at 

Livermore? d. May 14, 1882? was in Congress from 
Wisconsin 1855-1861 and from 1867-1871? was Gover- 
nor of Wisconsin 1872-1874. During the Civil War 
was Major General of the Volunteers and was also 
Military Governor of the District of West Tennessee 

2528. Algernon Sidney Wasburn b. Sept. 29, 1819. He never 

entered public office. 

2529. Charles Ames Washburn b. March 16, 1822 at Livermore 

d. October 13, 1890 in New York City? m. in New 
York City on May 11, I865 Sally Catherine Cleve- 
land? was engaged in editorial work in San Fran- 
cisco, Calif 1852-1861. Was Commissioner to Para- 
guay I86I-63? and was Minister Resident to that 
country Jan. 19, 1863-Dec. 1868. 

2530. Samuel Benjamin Washburn b. Jan. 1, 1824? d. March 4 

1890? Was a Captain in the Volunteer Service in 
the Civil War from 1862-65. 

2531. William Drew Washburn b. January 14, I83I? was Surve 

yor General of Minnesota 1861-65? in the State 
Legislature 1868-71? Representative to Congress 
1878-84? U. S. Senator 1890-95; and resided in 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

Resourcesi May flower Index #36633? p. 75 Livermore Fam. of 
Am. . Thwing? p. 126 Vol. 34 and p. 99 Vol. 38 N. E. Gen, an 

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Hist. Register t p. 1670 Gen, of Cleveland Fam. . 1879; p. 29 
Mothers of Maine by Helen Beedy. 

1293. DAVID BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel , Abel 5 , Jno. , Abel 5 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

June 3, 1794 at East Livermore, Maine; the son of Samuel 
and Tabitha (Livermore) Benjamin; died October I883 at E. 
Livermore, Maine. He married September 5t 1820 at Bruns-^ 
wick, Maine, Catherine Chase Stanwood, dau. of Capt. Wil- 
liam and Hannah (Chase) Stanwood. She was born May 17, 
1800 at Brunswick, Maine and died May 15, 1882 at E. Liver- 
more, Maine. She is a descendent of Aquila Chase. 

He was four years old when he went with his parents to 
the farm on the eastern shore of the Androscoggin River, 
and he spent the remainder of his life on that spot, where 
he engaged in farming and lumbering. He was one of the 
chief promoters of the Androscoggin Railroad (now the Farm- 
ington Branch of the Maine Central) and was personally in- 
terested in it's construction and was a director of the 
road. 

Hannah Chase's father was Chief Justice Salmon P. 
Chase, and she was 4th in descent from Lady Eleanor Stuart 
of Scotland. 

Children of David and Catherine (Stanwood) Benjamin 1 
*2532. Joseph Stanwood Benjamin b. May 3, 1822 at Livermore 
*2533. Harriet Morrison Benjamin b. November 4, 1823. 
253^. Caroline Emmons Benjamin b. April 26, 1826 at E. Liv 

ermore; d. February 17, 1833 at Livermore, Maine. 
2535. Catherine Stanwood Benjamin b. April 11, 1828; d. 
June 7» I856 at E. Livermore; m. Jan. 19, 1853 
Oliver Perry Pilsbury. He was b. Feb. 2, 1826 at 
Newport, Maine and d. Sept. 24, 1890 at Milwaukee, 
Wis. He m/2 1862 Vesta Ellen Cutter of Bangor, 
Maine, but had no issue of either marriage. He 
was in the lumber business. 
♦2536. David Marcellus Benjamin b. July 28, 1834 at E. Liv- 
ermore, Maine. 

Resources 1 p. 186 Hist, of Cutter Fam., Cutter, 1871; p.2l6 
Pillsburv Fam .. Pillsbury, I898; p. 110 Vol. 9 and p. 135 
Vol. 24 PAR Lineage Book ; Gen, of Family of Lt. Samuel and 
Tabitha (Livermore) Benjamin . Mary L. Benjamin, 1900; p. 75 
Livermore Fam. , Thwing; Am. Gen. Biog. Index. 

1294. CHARLES BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel , Abel 5 , Jno. , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) 

born August 2, 1795 at East Livermore, Maine; the son of 
Samuel and Tabitha (Livermore) Benjamin; died May 10, 1834 
at the age of 39 at Winthrop, Maine. He married October 2, 
1821 Lucy Chase, the dau. of Thomas and Desire (Luce) Chase, 
She was born September 14, 1800 at Livermore and died Novem 
ber 9, 1845 at Winthrop, Maine. She m/2 Lemuel Stanley. 

He was a cabinet maker in Livermore and was a private 
and in the same company and regiment as his brother, Col. 

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Billy Benjamin. 

Children of Charles and Lucy (Chase) Benjamini 
2537. Bettie Livermore Benjamin b. March 9, 1824 at Winth- 
rop, Mainei d. April 12, 1898; m. July 2, I856 
John Milton Benjamin. (See #2502 for carry down.) 

Resources 1 Gen, of Fam. of Lt. Samuel and Tabitha (Livermor e 
Benjamin . Mary L. Benjamin, 1900? p. 75 Livermore Fam. of 
Am. . Thwihg, Mayflower Index #6788. 

1297. JOHN BENJAMIN 7 (John , Abel 5 , Jno.\ Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

October 9. 1781 at Watertown, Mass.; the son of John and 
Jemima (Mills) Benjamin; bapt. December 9, 1791 at the 
First Church of Needham (cr); died about 1823 at Etna, Me. 
He married 1809 Rebecca Benson of Carmel, Maine, the dau. 
of Samuel Benson. She was born June 7, 1791. 

Samuel Benson was one of the first settlers of Carmel. 

John and his brother Jesse, moved from Livermore to 
Etna, Maine in 1809. In 1820-1 John was Constable of Etna 
and he also taught the first singing school in Etna. 

Children of John and Rebecca (Benson) Benjamini 
*2538. Lucetta Benjamin b. January 29, 1811 at Etna, Maine. 

2539. Rebecca Benjamin b. May 24, 1812 at Etna; d. March 

8, 1844 at Bangor, Maine; m. Levi (Lewis) Cobb 
b. I8l7i the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Loring) 
Cobb of Poland, Me. They had no issue. 

2540. Susanna Benjamin b. August 26, 1814 at Etna; d. Oct- 

ober I898 at Hampden, Maine; unmarried. 
♦2541. Esther Benjamin b. May 14, 1818 at Etna. 
2542. Sally Benjamin b. January 19. 1821 at Etna; m/1 

Sanborn and had 6 children; m/2 William Wiley 

and had one child; Charles Wiley. 
*2543. John Benson Benjamin b. 1822 at Etna, Maine. 

Resourcesi p. 79 Vol. 7 Colonial Fam. in U.S. , McKenzie, 
1911 ; Wilson Papers; Boston Transcript March 15, 1905. 

1298. JESSE BENJAMIN 7 (John , Abel 5 , Jno. , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

about 1783 at either Watertown or Roxbury, Mass.; the son 
of John and Jemima (Mills) Benjamin; died in Etna, Maine 
about 1814. He married about 1808 Eliza Small at Truro, 
Barnstable, Mass., the dau. of Alexander or Ellick and Ruth 
(Dyer) Small. She was born August 15. 1793 at Truro, Mass. 
She m/2 April 3, 1819 John Robinson. 

Jesse served as a private in Capt. Nathaniel Coburn's 
Co., Col. McCobb's Regt. of U.S. Volunteers in the War of 
1812. He enlisted January 12, 1813 for one year, but 
never returned from the war. 

According to the Town Clerk of Whitefield, Maine, there 
is a record of marriage intentions for Jesse Benjamin and 
Patience Barto on Feb. 2,1812. Also, a Jesse Benjamin mar- 
ried Dec. 2, 1813 Charlotte Bailey at Shoreham, Vermont. 

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It is very possible that Jesse did not die, but rather 
Jesse and Eliza were divorced. 

Children of Jesse and Eliza (Small) Benjamin* 
*2544. Ebenezer Dyer Benjamin b. February 13, 1809 at Etna, 
Maine. (Notei Salt Lake City Family Group Sheet 
records his birth as Feb. 23, 1811 at Carmel.) 

Resourcesi Wilson Papers; Colonial Fam. of U.S. , Mckenzie, 
1911 ; Vol. 92 p. 669 PAR Magazine ; First Settler's of 
Carmel. Maine ; Family Group Sheet from Library of Latter 
Day Saints. 

1301. BENIAH BENJAMIN 7 (John , Abel 5 , Jno. , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 
February 7, 1791 at Roxbury, Mass.; the son of John and 
Jemima (Mills) Benjamin; died December 28, 1888 at the age 
of 97 years at North Whitefield, Maine. He married Eliza- 
beth Noyes (int. March 25, 1811) on January 1812 at White- 
field, Maine. She was the dau. of Jonathan and Mary (Cur- 
rier) Noyes Jr. and was born September 3, 1797 at Jefferson 
Maine and died November 18 ; 1878 at N. Whitefield, Maine. 

They settled in Whitefield, Maine (originally called 
Ballston) and reclaimed their homestead from the wilderness. 

His name has at times been spelled Benaiah. 

Children of Beniah and Elizabeth (Noyes) Benjamin 1 
2545. Addison (Adelson) Benjamin b. October 26, 1812 at N. 
Whitefield; d. March 4, 1887; was in the Civil War 
in the 19th and 31st Maine Regiments; unmarried. 
♦2546. Ephraim Mellen Benjamin b. March 11, 1814. 
♦25^7. Hester Ann Benjamin b. February 22, 1817. 
25^8. Parson Benjamin b. October 14, 1818 at N. Whitefield 
d. April 10, I833 or I838. 
*2549. Washburn Benjamin b. September 26, 1820. 
2550. Mary Elizabeth Benjamin b. August 17, 1822; d. Octo- 
ber 8, 1845; unmarried. 
♦2551. Milton Noyes Benjamin b. November 26, 1826. 

2552. Lois Noyes Benjamin b. November 26, 1824; d. October 

5» 1861 at Melrose, Mass.; m. Guy Lamkin on Jan. 
10, 1850. He b. Jan. 13, 1829, d. April 1, 1869; 
they had no children. 

2553. Benaiah Benjamin Jr. b. January 13, 1829; d. April 

1, 1869, age 40. Until 1852 he lived on the old 
homestead and then moved to Boston, where he enter 
ed the wholesale and retail shoe business. He 
died in the home in which he was born, and was sur 
vived by his parents. 

♦2554. Catherine Emma Benjamin b. March 1, 1831. 

*2555. Nancy Delia Benjamin b. June 24, I833. 

2556. John Benjamin b. August 27, I836; d. March 2, 1857, 

age 21 years, at N. Whitefield, Maine. 

2557. Ann E. Benjamin b. November 11, 1843. 

2558. Mary E. Benjamin b. October 8, 1846 at North White- 

field, Maine; died the same day. 

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Resources i Vol. 2 p. 569 and Vol. 7 p. 79 Colonial Fam. 
in U.S. . McKenzie, 19H» Records of Town Clerk of White- 
field, Maine. 

1302. JAMES JEFFERSON BENJAMIN 7 (John 6 , Abel 5 , Jno.\ Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 

born September 6, 1806 at Livermore, Maine; the son of John 
and Elizabeth (Kenny) Benjamin; died October 26, 1866, age 
60 years, at Newport, Maine. He married Ruth Mills in 1829 
She was born in 1811 at Vinalhaven, Maine and was living in 
Saginaw, Michigan in 1900. 

Children of James J. and Ruth (Mills) Benjamin; 
*2559. Marie Benjamin b. December I830 at Newport, Maine. 
♦2560. Roxa Benjamin b. September 10, 1832 at Newport. 
*256l. Frank. Benjamin b. 1834 at Newport. 
*2562. John Harper Benjamin b. December 10, 1840. 
♦2563. Ruth Benjamin b. April 11, 1843. 

2564. Susan Benjamin b. April 19, 1845 at Newport, Maine; 
d. April 19, 1892 at Saginaw, Mich.; unmarried. 
*2565. Adelaide Benjamin b. May 184?. 

2566. Fred Benjamin b. 1849 in Newport, Maine: was living 

in Duluth, Minn, in 1900. 

2567. Elvirah Kate Benjamin b. April 16, 1855 at Newport, 

Maine; d. 1890 at Saginaw, Michigan; unmarried. 

Resources; Wilson Papers. 

1303. ISAAC BENJAMIN 7 (John 6 , Abel 5 , Jno.\ Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

April 6, 1808 at Livermore, Maine; the son of John and Eliz 
abeth (Kenny) Benjamin; died April 21, I889 at the age of 
81 years, at New Bedford, Mass. He married Lucy Studer 
Eldridge on February 5, I832 at New Bedford. She was born 
September 2, 1806 at Yarmouth, Mass. and died November 17, 
1892 at New Bedford, Mass. 

Isaac was a calker by trade. 

Children of Isaac and Lucy (Eldridge) Benjamin; 

2568. Lucy A. Benjamin b, September 20, 1832 at New Bed- 

ford, Mass.; d. August 20, 1843 at New Bedford. 
*2569. Isaac William Benjamin b. October 24, I833. 

2570. Hepsabeth Benjamin b. March 11, 1835; d. May 11,1836 
*2571. Elizabeth Ann Benjamin b. June 30, I836. 
2572. Deborah J. Benjamin b. March 23, 1837 at New Bedford 
d. June 16, I865 at New Bedford; unmarried. 
*2573. Samuel Stowell Benjamin b. July 6, 1840 at New Bed- 
ford, Mass. 

Resources; Wilson Papers; Southeast Mass. Gen, and Biog. 
Vol. I p. 213; Bible owned by Mrs. Orrie E. Benjamin of 
Stow, Mass via Mrs. Raymond Fales of Westford, Mass. 

1312. ALURED TAFT BENJAMIN 7 (Joel , Caleb 5 ~\ Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

285 



January 2, 1793 at Montague, Mass.; the son of Joel Liver- 
more and Sarah (AndeEson) Benjamin j died November 8, 1869 
at Montague, Mass. He m/l Lucy Stratton and m/2 Miranda — 

Children of Alured Taft Benjamin » 

2574. Charles Guellow Anderson Benjamin b. December 15, 
1845 at Montague, Mass. 

Resource i Montague, Mass. Vital Records. 

1313. IVES BENJAMIN 7 (Joel , Caleb 5 , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born August 

17, 1794 at Montague, Mass.; the son of Joel Livermore and 
Sarah (Anderson) Benjamin; died September 26, I876. He mar 
ried Amorette Church. She was born at Sunderland, Mass. 

Children of Ives and Amorette (Church) Benjamins 
♦2575. Eben Benjamin. 

2576. Spencer C. Benjamin b. 1848 at Montague, Mass.; m. 

1870 Eliza Wilbour, dau. of Hanamiah and Susan 
(Felch) Wilborn of Erving, Mass. He d. February 
1, 1893 at Rindge, N.H., age 44 and is buried in 
Erving, Mass. 

Resources; Vol. 47 p. 334 PAR Lineage Book ; Wilbours of Am. 
John Wilbour, 1933; Vermont Vital Records. 

1314. ABEL BENJAMIN 7 (Joel , Caleb 5 , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born July 

23, 1796 at Montague, Mass. (vr); the son of Joel Liver- 
more and Sarah (Anderson) Benjamin; died January 4, 1882 
at age of 86 years, at Montague, Mass. He m/l Mary Alexand 
er in 1820 at Montague, Mass. (vr p. Rl4). She was the dau 
of Elisha and Cynthia (Ashley) Alexander and was born 1800 
at Sunderland, Mass. and died June 21, 1839 » at age 
39 1 at Montague, Mass. and is buried in the Town Cemetery. 
He m/2 Julia Ann Adams Hurd on January 30, 1844 at Montague 
(Vernon, Vt. vr), the dau. of Thomas and Lucinda (Newcomb) 
Hurd. He m/3 Orelia Hurd. 

Abel had 23 children in all! He was a tall man, taller 
than his sons. He left one dollar to each child of his 
first marriage and left his estate to the children of his 
second wife. He was a successful farmer and leader of the 
community. His farm was located on Dry Hill in Montague, 
near the road that leads to Boston. He was on the commit- 
tee to look up common land in 1845 and was also tax collect 
or. The village was originally called Scotland. 

Children of Abel and Mary (Alexander) Benjamin; 

2577. Cynthia Ashley Benjamin b. June 1822» d. October 6, 

1824 at Montague, Mass. (vr). 

2578. Quartus Wells Benjamin b. June 29. 1824 at Montague, 

d. July 10, 1903; m. April 25, 1848 Electa Holton 
of Brainard, Vermont at Brattleboro, Vt. (vr). 
She was b. November 24, 1821 and was the granddau. 
of Elisha and Lois (Benjamin) Holton. 

286 



2579. Almira (?Mary Jane) Benjamin b. December 24, 1826; 

d. July ?, 1902. 

2580. Aarad Hamilton Benjamin b. June 16, 1829 at Montague 

d. May 24, I863 at Montague, Mass. j unmarried. 
*258l. Dwight Alexander Benjamin b. March 4, I832. 

2582. George Lafayette Benjamin b. May 14, I835 at Montag- 

ue; d. Feb. 15, I858 at Montague. 

2583. Lemy (Lucy/Lency) Stratton Benjamin b. Feb. 20, I837 

d. Sept. 22, 1842 at Montague, Mass. (vr). 

2584. Charles Benjamin died May 1842. 

2585. Hadasha b. June 8, 1839; d. Sept. 12, 1842 at Mon- 

tague, Mass. (vr). 

Children of Abel and Julia (Hurd) Benjamini 

2586. Martin C. Benjamin b. Jan. 10, 1845 at Montague, m. 

June 17, 1871 Caroline M. Bencal at Guildford, Vt. 
(vr). At the time of m. he was 'of Greenfield, 
Mass. ' 

2587. Charles Dudley Benjamin b. Dec. 15, 1846 at Montague 

2588. Isabell Sarah Benjamin b. Feb. 1, 1848/9. 

2589. Sarah Arabell Benjamin, a twin, b. Feb. 1, 1848/9. 

2590. Marshal Jerome Benjamin b. Oct. 5, 1850; m. Jan. 5, 

1879 Fanny L. Walker. He d. August 24, 1919 at 
Greenfield, Mass. He came to Greenfield about 
1870 and learned the trade of harness making. Lat 
er he engaged in the shoe business, conducting a 
retail shoe business. After he retired, he assum- 
ed the management of hotels at Colrain, Lebanon 
Springs, Conn, and Meridan, Conn., but retained 
his residence in Greenfield. In 1904 he returned 
to Greenfield and engaged in carriage and auto- 
mobile painting. For nearly 50 years he was prom- 
inent in the business life of Franklin County, 
p. 1578 Hist, of Greenfield. Mass. 

2591. Evelyn M. Benjamin m. Edway Wells and d. June 1844 

at Greenfield, Mass. 

2592. Mary Jane Benjamin b. October 18, 1854 at Montague; 

d. 1903? m. Oct. 15, 1879 William J. Phelps b. 
Aug. 9. 1853. 

2593. John Charles F. Benjamin. 

2594. Edward Everett Benjamin; bought 40 acres north of 

Silver Street and west of Stage Road in Greenfield 
Mass. 

2595. Josephine Benjamin j m. Frank Fay. 

2596. Helen L. Benjamin b. 1862/3; d. Jan. 15, 1864 at Mon 

tague, i»iass. 

2597. Atwood F. Benjamin b. 1864/5; m. Nov. 22, 1892 Agnes 

M. Ramsey at Monroe, N.H. (vr). She was b. at 

Monroe, N.H., the dau. of Joseph and Mary J. ( 

Ramsey. 

2598. Etta L. Benjamin b. June 1868; d. Sept. 7, I869 at 

Montague. 

2599. Carrie J. Benjamin. 

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Resourcesi Records of Allen Benjamin of Wayland, Mass.; 
Hist, of Greenfield. Mass. Vol. II by Thompson; Phelps Fam. 
of Am. Vol. 2 by Phelps and Servinj Hist, of Montague p. 
130 and 190 by Clopp, 1910. 

1315. EBER (EBEN) BENJAMIN 7 (Joel , Caleb 5 ~\ Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 
April 11, 1798 at Montague, Mass. 5 the son of Joel Liver- 
more and Sarah (Anderson) Benjamin; died March 18, 1839. 
He married Laura Eugenia Cady of Springfield, Mass., the 
dau. of William Waterman and Ann (Bliss) Cady. She was 
born March 30, 1812 and died October 1, 1854. 

In 1816 he- resided in Madison, Lake Co., Ohio and in 
1830 in Madison Twp., Geauga Co., Ohio. 

Children of Eber and Laura (Cady) Benjamini 

2600. Russell Benjamin. 

2601. Helen (Ellen) Benjamin b. 1828 in Ohio.; m. William 

Mayo who was b. 1826 in Ohio. 

2602. Lucy Benjamin. 

2603. Joel Benjamin be. I837 in Ohio. 

Resourcesi p. 166 Desc. of Nicholas Cady , Orrin Allen; 
Records of Allen Benjamin of Wayland, Mass.; Census Records 

71323. SAMUEL BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel , Caleb 5 "^, Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 

about 1800; a possible son of Samuel and Harriet ( ) 

Benjamin. His marriage is unknown. 

He was residing in Williamstown, Mass. in l899t and 
had 13 children. 

Children of Samuel Benjamini 
*2604. Almiron C. Benjamin b. at Williamstown, Mass. 

2605. Stephen Benjamin; m. Sept. 9. I832 Sarah Nelson at 

Pownal, Vt. (vr). He resided at Adams, Mass. at 
time of m. 

2606. Lucinda Benjamin; m. Feb. 24, I833 Alpheus Rouse at 

Stamford, Vt. (vr). She resided at Adams, Mass. 

2607. Charlotte Benjamin; m. Dec. 26, 1840 Horace Balsome 

at Stamford, Vt. (vr). She res. Adams, Mass. 

2608. Ebenezer Benjamin; m. May 31 , 1846 Sarah E. Bingham 

at Pownel, Vt. (vr). He res. Adams, Mass. She 
was the dau. of Elisha and Abigail (Boardman) Bing 
ham, b. May 2, 1825 at Williamstown, Mass. 

♦2609. Samuel Benjamin Jr. 

♦2610. Jonathan Benjamin b. May 13, 1825 at Williamstown, 
Mass. (vr). 

2611. Keziah Benjamin; m. Nov. 24, 1849 Alfred Neal at 

Pownal, Vt. (vr). She res. Adams, Mass. 

2612. Huldah Benjamin. 

2613. Kate Benjamin. 

2614. Daniel Benjamin. 

2615. Malinda Benjamin. 

Resourcesi Vermont Vital Records and Williamstown Records. 

288 



7132 5. HARVEY BENJAMIN*? (Levi 6 , Abel 5 , Caleb 4 , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 
1798 in Mass. (prob. Montague )j a possible son of Levi and 

Azuba (Newton) Benjamin. He married Polly b. 1790 in 

Mass. 

He resided in the 1840 and 1850 census records at Mad- 
ison Twp., Lake Co., Ohio. 

Children of Harvey and Polly ( ) Benjamin » 

2616. 1 female b. 1810-20. 

2617. 1 male b. 1820-25. 

2618. 1 male b. 1825-30. 

2619. Susan Benjamin be. 1827 in Mass. 

2620. John Benjamin b. I830 in Mass. 

2621. Samuel Benjamin be. 1831 in Mass. 
72622. Joel Benjamin be. I837 in Ohio. 

Resources 1 Census records. 

71327. LEVI BENJAMIN 7 (Levi 6 , Abel 5 , Caleb 4 , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) born 
between 1790-1800 in census records 1 possible son of Levi 
and Azuba (Newton) Benjamin, who had a son Levi b. March 

10, 1796 at Montague, Mass. He married Rebecca who 

was born about 1799 in Mass. He appears to have died be- 
fore 1850. 

He resided in the 1830 census at Thompson Twp., Geauga 
Co., Ohio and in 1840 in Madison Twp., Lake Co., Ohio 
(next door to Harvey, above) and Rebecca and children are 
in the 1850 census in Lake Co., Ohio. 

Children of Levi and Rebecca ( ) Benjamin i 

2623. Foster E. Benjamin be. 1829 in Ohio. 

2624. 1 male b. 1825-30. 

2625. Mark Benjamin be. 1840 in Ohio. 

2626. Phune (Phiene) Benjamin (female) be. I834 in Ohio. 

Resources 1 Ohio census records. 

1337. KEZIAH F. BENJAMIN 7 (Ezra 6 , John 5 , Caleb 4 , Abel 3 , John 2 " 1 ) 
born November 4, 1798 at Royal ton, Vermont (vr); the dau. 
of Ezra and Lucy (Avery) Benjamin j died May 21, 1846 at 
Plymouth, Michigan. She married February 6, 1823 at the 
First Cong. Church of Preston, Conn. William Starkweather. 
He was the son of John and Hannah (Leonard) Starkweather 
and was born June 5» 1796 at Preston, Conn, and died Aug- 
ust 31, 1844 at Plymouth, Michigan. 

They resided at Preston, Conn, until 1823; at West 
Bloomfield, N.Y. until 1825; and then went to Plymouth, 
Wayne Co., Michigan; where he was a farmer. 

Children of William and Keziah (Benjamin) Starkweather! 

2627. Albert Oscar Starkweather b. 1824» d. 1844. 

2628. George Anson Starkweather b. 1826| m. Amelia Haywood 

2629. Helen M. Starkweather b. I828j m. Dr. M. A. Mosher. 

2630. Dwight Starkweather b. 1831; d. 1847. 

289 



2631. Frederick Starkweather b. 1835. 

Resource 1 p. &5 Starkweather Gen, . Starkweather, 1904. 

13 53. DAVID BENJAMIN? (James , Ben. 5 , Samuel ~ 3 " 2 , John ) born 

September 18, 1776? the son of James and Hannah (Keeler) 
Benjamin. He married Elizabeth Hicks, who was born 
between 1780-90, probably m. in Saratoga Co., N.Y. 

He was located in the I83O census of Clarkston Twp., 
Monroe County, New York. 

Supposedly he was a "physcian by profession but a 
farmer by calling, had a large family, and was a Democrat". 

Children of David and Elizabeth (Hicks) Benjamin i 
*2632. William Benjamin b. April 29, 1802 in New York. 
♦2633. John Benjamin b. 1800-10. 

*2634. Eunice Benjamin b. March 3, 1813 at Yates, Orleans 
Co., N.Y. 

Resources 1 Biog. Album of Livingston Co. . Mich. ? Research 
of Mrs. Azalia Benjamin of Owasso, Mich. 



1354. DELSA (DELSEY/DILCE) BENJAMIN 7 (Jame 
John^-i) born June 4, 1779; the so 



s , Ben. , Samuel ~ J ~ , 
son of James and Hannah 
(Keeler) Benjamin? died 1857 (gs) and is buried in the 
West Charlton Cemetery in Saratoga Co., New York. He mar- 
ried Anna Higbee b. 1786, d.1833 (gs) and she is buried 
with her husband. 

Delce was admitted to communion Oct. 1, 1801 at the 
United Presb. Church. Both he and James contributed to 
the church building fund. He was a soldier in the War 
of 1812 from Saratoga Co., N.Y. and is listed in the 1820 
census of Charlton, Saratoga Co., N.Y. 

Children of Delsa and Anna (Higbee) Benjamin i 

2635. Lydia Law Benjamin b. Sept. 1, 1806; bapt. Oct. 9. 

1806 at United Presb. Church at Charlton, N.Y. 

2636. Sarah Flin Benjamin b. Aug. 2, 1815? bp. Sept. 16, 

1815 at the Galway Church, N.Y. 

2637. 1 m. b. 1810-20 

2638. 1 ra. b. 1810-20 

2639. Daniel D. Benjamin b. 1818? d. August 11, 1820 and 

buried in the West Charlton Cemetery, N.Y. 

2640. 1 female b. 1804-10. 

Resources 1 p. 4 & 9 Rec. of United Presb. Church of West 
Charlton, N.Y.i Cem. Listing Meth. Epis. Church of Sara- 
toga Circuit? Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, 
N.Y.? p. 322 Hist, of Saratoga Co.. N.Y. 

1356. DANIEL BENJAMIN 7 (James , Ben. 5 , Samuel 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
September 9, 1785? the son of James and Hannah (Keeler) 
Benjamin? died August 4, 1855 age 69-10-25 (gs) at New Hud- 
son, Lyon Twp., Oakland County, Michigan. He married Eliza 

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beth Watkins, born about 1791 in New Jersey and died Feb- 
ruary 26, 1855, age 63-11-18 (gs). 

He was listed in the 1830 census of Mendon, Monroe Co., 
N.Y. His will was dated July 21, 1855 (Vol. 2i26) of the 
Oakland Co. Probate Records. In it he names his heirs. 

Daniel had been in the War of 1812 and applied for a 
land warrent not long before he died. 

Children of Daniel and Elizabeth (Watkins) Benjamin 1 
*264l. James Benjamin b. 1809/10 at Mendon, Monroe Co., NY 

2642. Mary Benjamin; m. Marlotte. 

♦2643. Delsey Benjamin b. 1815 in N.Y. 
2644. Charlotte Benjamin b. 1817i d. May 24, 1840, age 22- 
9-21 and buried in same cem. as parents; m. J. 
German. 
*2645. Charles Benjamin b. 1822 in N.Y. 

2646. Myron Benjamin j m. March 3, 1832 Mary Courter at 

Farmington, Mich. 

2647. Harriet Case Benjamin b.1828 in N.Y. 

2648. George W. Benjamin b. 1830in N.Y.; d. 1913 and bur. 

in Franklin Village Cem. at Southfield, Mich; m. 
Sarah J. Cox b. I833, d. 1907 (gs). 
♦2649. Ariel Benjamin b. 1813 in N.Y. 

2650. Esther Jane Benjamin b. Jan. 11, I833 at W. Bloom- 

field, Mich. 1 m. at Birmingham, Mich. Oct. 9, I856 
Samuel Wheeler, son of Daniel Wheeler j had 5 ch. 

2651. Lucretia Ann Benjamin b. 1828 in N.Y. 

2652. Viola Ann Case Benjamin b. 18?? in Mich. 

2653. Hannah Benjamin; m. Thompson. 

865^. Sarah Benjamin; m. Bigelowj hadi Delsey, Eliza. 

2655. Clarissa Benjamin; died before 1855; m. Case. 

Resources; p. 878 Hist, of Wheeler Fam. in Am., Wheeler, 
1914; Hartford Times Jan. 14. 1961; Research of Blanch L. 
Beardslee of Clarkston, Mich. 

1357. JAMES BENJAMIN 7 (James 6 , Ben. 5 , Samuel 4 "" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Dec 

ember 28, 1788; the son of James and Hannah (Keeler) Ben- 
jamin. His death date is unknown. He m. Sarah . 

James and Delce contributed to the church building 
fund. James and Sarah were admited to the church on April 
1811. (W. Charlton, N.Y. United Presb. Church cr.) 

He was listed in the 1800 census at Charlton, Saratoga 
Co., N.Y. 

Children of James and Sarah ( ) Benjamin t 

♦2656. James William Benjamin b. September 26, 1811 in N.Y. 

Resources; Records of United Presb. Church of West Charlton, 

N.Y. 

1358. SETH BENJAMIN 7 (James , Ben. 5 , Samuel ~ 5 " 2 , John ) born Aug- 

ust 5, 1794 in Saratoga Co., N.Y.; the son of James and 
Hannah (Keeler) Benjamin. He married October 17, 1814 

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in Saratoga Co., N.Y. Sarah Watkins of Balston Springs, NY, 
the dau. of Hezekiah Watkins. She was born February 21, 
1799 at Saratoga Co., N.Y. and died July 25, 1880 in Romeo, 
Michigan, at the home of her son John L. 

Seth was a carpenter and was located in the 1830 census 
in Clarkston, Monroe Co., Michigan. 

Hezekiah Watkins came from Wales early in 1800. 

Children of Seth and Sarah (Watkins) Benjamin; 

2657. James W. Benjamin b. August 10, 1819 in Saratoga Co. 

N.Y.i d. Sept. 11, 1867 at Dryden, Mich.; m. Sarah 
Miller. 

2658. Mary Benjamin b. June 19, 1821; m. Daniel Trombley. 

2659. Daniel Benjamin b. August 14, 1823; m. March 3, 1844 

Maria Allen, b. May 11, 1828. 

2660. Jane M. Benjamin b. June 24, 1825; m. Anson Fox. 
*266l. John Lansing Benjamin b. Dec. 8, 1827 in Saratoga Co 

2662. Catherine Benjamin b. April. 26, 1829; m. James 

Folks. 

2663. Elizabeth Benjamin b. March 4, I832 at Romeo, Mich.; 

m. Samuel Belles. 

2664. Sarah Louise Benjamin b. May 31, I836 at Romeo, Mich 

m. Mark J. Mathews. 

Resources 1 Records of Ira Benjamin of Birmingham, Mich, 
via Mrs. Blanche Beardslee of Clakston, Mich. 

1360. ASHER BENJAMIN 7 (Asher , Samuel^ 3 ~ 2 , John 1 ) born June 15, 
1773 at Greenfield, Mass. (perhaps Hartland, Conn.); the 
son of Asher and Elizabeth (Black) Benjamin; bapt. July 4, 
1784 at the Second Society Church of Hartland, Conn, (cr 1- 
144); died July 26, 1845 at Springfield, Mass. He m/l 
Achsah Hitchcock of Brookfield.Mass. on November 30, 1797 
at Brookfield (vr). She was the dau. of Moses and Hannah 
(Williston) Hitchock and was born May 6, 1773 and died 
February 2, 1805, age 33, at Boston, Mass. He m/2 Nancy 
Bryant on July 24, 1805 at Boston, Mass. (vr). She was the 
dau. of John and Hannah (Mason) or Ann (Cade) Bryant and 
was born January 16, 1782 at Springfield, Mass. and died 
July 23, 1843, at Boston, Mass. 

He was an alderman in Boston. At the age of 17 he 
chose Elishana Porter, his step father, to be his guardian. 
He was made executor of Eilshana's will and beneficiary of 
his estate in 1812. 

Asher was America's first "do-it-yourselfer" and his 
books are still valuable for people in restoring post-colon 
ial and Greek Revival homes. He apparently never went to 
college or had formal training in architecture. After his 
parents moved to Greenfield, he was apprenticed to a local 
carpenter. 

In 1795 he designed ans supervised the construction of 
the circular stairway in the Old State House at Hartford, 
Conn. In 1796 he built the Greenfield Public Library and 

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published the first original American architectural book-- 
"The County Builder's Assistant". In 1798 he moved to Wind 
sor, Vermont, where he built the Old South Church and the 
Harriet Lane House. Five years later he was in Boston, 
listed as a house wright and beginning to write books that 
would affect New England architecture dramatically. He 
wrote a total of seven books that went through 44 editions. 
His most popular book was "The American Builder's Companion" 

He built two homes on Beacon Street in Boston and his 
own home on West Cedar Street. He built the Old West 
Church in 1806 and the Charles Street Church in 1807 and 
helped form the American Institute of Architects in 1837. 
The Greek Revival style he first introduced in his books 
spread across New England. The main reason for the popu- 
larity of his books was that his books included the prin- 
ciples and the practical applications and even the dimen- 
tions needed for various objects that the rural carpenter 
could easily follow. 

Other book titles were 1 "Rudiment' s of Architecture" 
written in 1814 and "Practical House Carpenter" in I830. 

Asher' s will was dated November 1844 and probated Sept 
ember 8, 1845 (Suffolk Co., Mass Probate Rec. #34462), 
in which he left his home in Boston to his dau. Elizabeth 
Augustus Bliss and grandson William Bliss; another home 
and furniture to dau. Sarah Smith Benjamin; books and 
drawing cases and tomb in Cambridge to son James? with the 
remained to go to sons James and John Bryant. 

Children of Asher and Achsah (Hitchcock) Benjamini 
2665. William Henry Benjamin b. September 20, 1798; un- 
named in his father's will. 
*2666. Elizabeth Augusta Benjamin b. January 4, 1800 at 
Boston, Mass. 

2667. George Augustus Benjamin b. January J, 1802; un- 

named in father's will} prob. died young. 

2668. Charles Edwin Benjamin b. April 15» 1804; d. Decem- 

ber 1826 at Arica, South America. 

Children of Asher and Nancy (Bryant) Benjamini 

2669. Maria Achsah Benjamin b. July 18, 1806; d. January 

11, 1845. 

2670. John Bryant Benjamin b. August 5, 1808; d. May 30, 

1857; m. Martha Theresa ; no issue of this m. 

2671. James Benjamin b. April 23, 1811; d. August 28, 

1853 at Springfield, Mass. (Suffolk Co. Wills 
#38610). James' only heirs were E. A. Bliss and 
John Bryant Benjamin of New York, the only sister 
and only brother of the deceased. 

2672. Sarah Smith Benjamin b. 1819; d. February 18, 1850, 

age 31, at Springfield, Mass. 

Resources; p. 363 Index to Obits in Mass. Centinel and 
Columbian Centinel Vol. I. 1961; Am. Gen. Biog. Index; 
Dictionary of Am. Biog. Vol. 2 p. 179t Johnson? Colonial 

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Fam. in U.S., McKenzie; p. 423 Gen, of Hitchock Fam. Hitch- 
ock, 18941 Vol. 2 p. 363 N. E. Gen, and Hist. Registers 
Family Group Sheet from Salt Lake City; Records of Mrs. 
Raymond D. Fales of Westford, Mass., Magazine article writ- 
ten by John J. Breen. 

1362. LT. ELIZUR E. BENJAMIN 7 (Sameul 6 "- 5 "^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born January 
11, 1784 at Hartland, Conn.; the son of Samuel and Rachel 
(Holcomb) Benjamin; bapt. November 9, 1800 at Hartland, 
Conn, (cr 2-114); died January 31, 1868 at the age of 84. 
(gs) at Granby Conn., at the home of son-in-law Charles P. 
Clark. He is buried in Salmonbrook Cemetery, lot #1-10. 
He married Polly Case on March 14, 1810. She was the dau. 
of Levi and Polly (Humphrey) Case of Simsbury, Conn. She 
was born July 27, 1789 and died December 11, 1857 (gs) and 
is buried in the same lot. 

Elizur was one of the first settlers and built the 
first saw mill at Hartland, Conn. He was a Lt. in the 
Conn. State Militia., 

In the Hampden Co., Mass. land records (67«l42) Abram 
Diboll sold land in Southwick, Mass. to Elizur Benjamin of 
Granby. In Vol. 67 p. 184 in 1821 Elizur sold to Reuben 
Dibble land in Southwick and Daniel Benjamin was a witness 
to the deed. 

Children of Elizur and Polly (Case) Benjamin; 

2673. Rachel Benjamin b. August 18, 1811 at Granby, Conn.j 
d. April 23, I863, age 51s m. November 28, I837 
Russell H. Tiffany, M.D. of Collinsville and Tor- 
rington, Conn, at Granby, Conn, (vr 1-25). She 
had a son; A. H. Tiffany who resided in Bridge- 
port in 1900. 
♦2674. Abigail Benjamin b. February 1, 1813 at Hartland. 

2675. Agnes Benjamin b. December 20, 1819; d. November 29, 

1892 at Granby, Conn.; buried lot #1-10. 

2676. Marietta Benjamin b. 1816; d. September 13t I8l9t 

age 3 yrs. at Granby, Conn, (vr 3-143). 

2677. Marietta Benjamin b. May 24, 1821 at Tarrifville, 

Conn.; d. unmarried September 17, 1853» buried in 
cem. lot #1-10. 
*2678. Polly (Martha) Benjamin b. February 10, 1815 or 1823. 

2679. Eliza Benjamin b. January 1, 1823; d. September 18, 

1865; m. David S. Stevens b. July 1823, d. March 
I896 and had son Elizur Seneca Stevens b. March 3t 
1851 at North Haven, Conn., d. May 8, 1826 at New 
Haven, Conn., m. Harriet Amelia Maltby. 

2680. Elizur S. Benjamin b. June 6, 1828 at Granby, Conn.; 

d. December 25. 1850, age 24; resided at Collins- 
ville; buried in Granby, Conn, cemetery lot #1-10. 
(Canton, Conn, vr 1-74/5.) 

Resources; Wilson Papers; p. 192 Vol. 16 PAR Lineage Book ; 
p. 154 Hist, of Ancient Windsor. Conn. . Stiles; p. 148 Vol. 

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3 N. E. Gen, and Hist. Register. 

1363. DR. DANIEL BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel 6 " 5 " 4 " 3 ' 2 , John 1 ) born August 12, 

1786 at Hartland, Conn. ; the son of Samuel and Rachel (Hol- 
comb) Benjamin; bapt. November 9, 1800 at Hartland, Conn. 
(cr 2-114); died July 11, 1841, age 55, at Granby, Conn. 
(Newent Cong, cr 5-19 and GrnabyCong. cr 4-5205 have him 
dying in 1840.) He married Harriet Moore of Southwick, 
Mass., the dau. of Capt. Roger and Rosetta (Hayes) Moore. 
She was born July 9. 1792 at Southwick and died July 12, 
1859 at Granby, Conn. (The Diary of Orin Lee p. 191 in- 
dicates she died June 14, 1859 at Granby.) 

Amasa Holcomb was the executor of Daniel's estate. 
(Probate Divison of Hartford, Conn. #18.) 

In 1831 (Hampden Co., Mass. 851I65) John Mills sold 
land in Southwick to Daniel C. Benjamin. In I838 (Ibid 
98i215) Daniel sold land to Almon Gillet and a Philura 
Benjamin signed as a witness. 

Children of Daniel and Harriet (Moore) Benjamini 
2681. Harriet Benjamin; died at age 19. 
♦2682. Martha Sybil Benjamin b. December 18, 1824 at Granby 

2683. Emmerett Rhoda Benjamin b. 1826; d. July 28, 1894; 

m. (perhaps) Benjamin Hubbard. 

2684. Golden Benjamin b. March 7, I830 at Granby, Conn.; 

d. December 14, I865. 

Resources; Wilson Papers; Barbour Collection of Conn. Vital 

Records; Hale's Collection of Conn. Cemetery Records; p. 93 

Vital Records of E. Granby 1737-1886 . Bates, 1947; p. 163 
Holcombs. Nation Builders . McPherson, 1947. 

1364. SAMUEL BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel 6 " 5 " 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born about 1787 at 

Hartland, Conn. ; the son of Samuel and Rachel (Holcomb) 
Benjamin; bapt. November 9» 1800 at Hartland, Cnnn. (cr 2- 
114). He married Asenath Holcomb, who died February 12, 
I873 (Granby private rec). Apparently he d. before 1853. 
Samuel and his wife were admitted to communion on Aug- 
ust 1800 at the First Church of Hartland, Conn, (cr 2042). 
In the Hampden Co., Mass. Land Records (981 215) in I838 
Samuel Jr. of Granby sold land to Almon Gillet and in 1831 
(Ibid 85il65) John Mills sold land to Samuel Jr. 

Children of Samuel and Asenath (Holcomb) Benjamini 

2685. Charles Benjamin; resided in Tarrifville, Conn, and 

died before 1800. 

2686. Gertie Benjamin d. May 9, 1870 at Granby, Conn, and 

buried in the cemetery there, lot #1-51. 

♦2687. Samuel R. Benjamin be. 1842. 
2688. Scott Benjamin b. October 26, 1830; died October 18, 
1853 at age 23 at Charles P. Clark's home and bur- 
ied in Salmonbrook Cemetery lot #1-10. 

72689. Clinton Benjamin. A Clinton Benjamin be. 1830 in 

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Conn, was boarding in 1850 in Castle ton, Vermont 
with Betsey Howard and was a student. 

Resources 1 Wilson Papers (Samuel R. Benjamin wrote to him 
in 1898)1 p. 183 Holcombs. Nation Builders . McPherson, 1947 
p. 208 Vital Records of E. Granby 1737-1886 . Bates, 19^7i 
Hale's Collection of Conn. Cemetery Records. 

1369. JOHN BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel -> 3 " 2 , John ) birth date unknown » 
son of Samuel and Rachel (Holcomb) Benjamin. He married 
widow Anna Holcomb in 1815 at E. Granby, Conn. She was 
born 1771 and died November 11, 1853 at the age of 82 and 
is buried in the Granby Cemetery, lot #1-37. 

Children of John and Annah ( Holcomb) Benjamin 1 

2690. John Benjamin b. 1815; d. May 11, 1820, age 52/3 

and is buried in the Granby Cemetery lot #1-37. 

Resources 1 p. 83 Vital Records of E. Granby 1737-1886, 
Bates, 1947. 

1372. JOSEPH BENJAMIN 7 (Wm. , Joseph^ 3 ~ 2 , John 1 ) born December 
23, 1775 at Egremont, Mass.; the son of William and Abi- 
gail (Fitch) Benjamin. He died May 22, 1862, age 86 yrs. 
5 mos. (gs) and is buried in the Belfast Cemetery in 
Allegany Co, New York. He married Rebecca Palmer of Sara- 
toga, N.Y. on January 1/7, 1796 at the Dutch Reforn Church 
at Stillwater, N.Y. She was born about 1775 and died Dec- 
ember 1, 1848, age 72 yrs. ? mos. 15 days. (gs). and is 
buried in the same cemetery as her husband. 

The Methodist Episc. Church County Circuit Classbook of 
Rev. Bull for the Moreau, Saratoga Co., N.Y. listed Joseph 
and wife Rebecca in 1810. He was a member of the Moreau 
and Northumberland Temperance Society in 1808. 

In the 1810 census of Moreau, Saratoga Co., N.Y. he is 
listed with 3 m. 0/10; 1 m. 25/45// 1 f. 0/10; 1 f. 10/16} 
1 f. 25A5. 

In 1822 Joseph and wife Rebecca of Moreau sold land to 
Sidney Thompson of Northumberland and in 1824 Joseph and 
Rebecca of Angelica, Allegany Co., N.Y. sold land to Jared 
Coplin and Melacton Coplin of Northumberland. (Saratoga Co. 
N.Y. Land Records.) 

In Index to Bail Book Records of Saratoga Co . , N.Y. 
1812-1823 . Joseph B. Benjamin, a defendant, was given a 
court term on Aug.l8l6 and Jan. 1823. 

He is listed in the 1830 and 1840 census records of 
Belfast Twp., Allegany Co., N.Y. 

Children of Joseph and Rebecca (Palmer) Benjamin 1 

2691. 1 female b. 1794-1800. 

2692. 1 female b. 1802-04. 

*2693. Elias P. Benjamin b. 1801 in Saratoga Co., N.Y. 
*2694. Jared Benjamin be. 1803 in Saratoga Co., N.Y. 
2695. 1 female b. 1804-10. 

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*2696. Gamaliel Benjamin b. October ?, 1806 in Saratoga Co. 

♦2697. Eunice Benjamin b. November 9, 1813 in Saratoga Co. 

*2698. William A. Benjamin be. 1813 in Saratoga Co., NY 

2699. 1 female b. 1815-20. 

Resources 1 Records of Clifford Rugg, Historian of Saratoga 
Co,, N.Y.» Records of Mrs. John Keller of Litiz, Penn. 1 Re- 
cords of Mrs. Phil Crane of Bremerton, Washington} Re- 
cords of Mrs. Homer Hill of Rockford, Ill.i Research of 
Frank Everett Benjamin of Owego, N.Y. 

1375. PHOEBE BENJAMIN 7 (Wm. 6 , Joseph 5 " 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born January 

18, 1780 at Egremont, Mass.; the dau. of William and Abi- 
gail (Fitch) Benjamin; bapt. June 10, 1809 at the Dutch re- 
form Church of Saratoga Co., N.Y.j died April 22, 1864, age 
84. She married Samuel Marshall of Northumberland on Jan- 
uary 1, 1796 at the Dutch Reform Church of Saratoga Co., N. 
Y. (on the same day as her brother Joseph was married.) 
Samuel was the son of Abraham Marshall and was born about 
1779. He was bapt. June 11, 1809 at the Dutch Reform 
Church, as an adult. 

They are listed in the 1850 census of Saratoga Twp., 
Saratoga Co., New York, and her brother William is with 
them. 

Children of Samuel and Phoebe (Benjamin) Marshall 1 

2700. Abraham Marshall b. Sept. 2, 1798 at Schulyerville, 

Saratoga Co. , N.Y. 

2701. Samuel Marshall. 

2702. Anne Marshall b. March 10, 1801 at Saratoga, N.Y. 

2703. Nancy Marshall b. July 13, 1804. 

2704. Catherine Marshall b. August 15, I806j d. October 

1831. 

2705. Philip Duryee Marshall b. Jan. 6, 1811 at Saratoga. 

2706. William Benjamin Marshall b. Feb. 16, 1823s m. Jane 

Resources 1 p. 410 Biog. of Abraham Marshall ; p. 410 Hist. 
of Saratoga Co.. N.Y. . Sylvester, 1878; Records of the 
Dutch Reform Church of Saratoga Co., N.Y.j Volsburg 
Records of New York Churches. 

1376. JARED BENJAMIN 7 (Wm. , Joseph 5 " 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born February 

16, 1782 at Egremont, Mass. ; the son of William and Abi- 
gail (Fitch) Benjamin; died March 7, I832 (or 1823) in 
Jasper Co., Indiana. His body was removed from the origin- 
al cemetery on his land, due to a road building project. It 
was re-buried in Rock Mills Cemetery. He m/l Mary (or 
Nancy) Hemingway at Cayuga Co. (now Tompkins Co.) New York. 
She died 1812/3 at Cayuga Co., New York. He m/2 Mary 
(Polly) Yeoman on November 10, 1813 at Cayuga Co.. New York 
She was the dau. of Stephen and Abigail (Fountain) Yeoman 
and was born February 19/24, 1790 in Orange Co., New York 
and died March 20, 1852 at the age of 62 at Newton Twp., 

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Sayler Co., Indiana and is buried in the Nit. Ayr "Blue 
Grass" Cemetery at Jasper, Indiana. 

Jared is listed as an Ensign in Col. Henry Bloom's 
Regt. in the Cayuga Co., N.Y. Militia in Feb. 1811. He 
moved away in 1815» to Ohio. He is listed in the 1820 
census of Wayne Twp., Fayette Co., Ohio. He then moved to 
Jasper and then Porter Co., Indiana in I838. 

Jared, at the age of 16, apprenticed to George Robert- 
son to serve as a cook and housekeeper for a group that 
went to the Finger Lake area from Schuylerville, and was 
to receive 80 acres of land for his service. 

From 1828 to 183^ there are various deeds listed in the 
Washington Court House, Ind. Land Records that were made by 
Jared, Mary, and Polly Benjamin. 

Jared did not serve long in the N.Y. Militia, as he 
became ill and stated that he had T.B. 

Children of Jared and Mary (Hemingway) Benjamin 1 

2707. William Benjamin b. 1802-05. 

2708. Salome (Dolly/Polly) Benjamin; probably died young. 
*2709. Rial Benjamin b. 1809 at Cayuga Co., N.Y. 

2710. Charles Benjamin b. 1810-20; supposedly went back to 
New York. 

Children of Jared and Mary (Yeoman) Benjamin; 
♦2711. Phoebe Ann Benjamin b. February 22, 1819 at Wayne 

Twp., Fayette Co., Ohio. 
♦2712. David Jared Benjamin b. Oct. 10, 1820 at Wayne Twp. 
♦2713. Samuel H. Benjamin b. 1810-20. 
27l£. Abigail Benjamin b. 1810-20 in Ohio; died young; 

killed by a falling tree at the age of 2 or 5 yrs. 

Resources; Records of Miss Helen Gurtner of Kingman, Kansas 
Records of Mrs. H. M. McCurdy of Washington Court House, 0. 

71377. ANNA BENJAMIN 7 (Wm. 6 , Joseph 5 "^" 3 ~ 2 , John 1 ) born about 1786 
in Saratoga Co., N.Y.; a probable dau. of William and Abi- 
gail (Fitch) Benjamin; died 1855 in Conneaut, Ashtabula Co. 
Ohio, She m/l John Ball, son of Col. Ball, for whom Bals- 
ton Springs, N.Y. was named. He died young, before July 
1809. She m/2 Oliver Cleveland on January 2, 1812/3 at the 
Saratoga Church at Schuylerville, N.Y., son of Josiah Cleve 
land. He was born about 1787 and died November 1868 at 
Conneaut, Ohio, age 81. 

Anna Benjamin was adopted by Samuel Bushea (Bushe/Bus- 
bee) at a very early age. Mary Marshall was Samuel's wife. 
It is your compilier' s supposition that Abigail Fitch Ben- 
jamin died at the birth of Anna, and because he had other 
young children, Anna was given to the Bushea family to 
raise. There certainly was a very close association with 
all of these families, which only helps lend crediance to 
this idea. 

Children of John and Ann (Benjamin) Ball; 

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2715. Samuel Bushe Ball b. April 15, 1804 in Saratoga Co., 

New York. 

2716. Mary Ball b. Mayl5, 1809. 

2717. Uretta Ball b. Oct. 13, 1805 in Saratoga Co.,N.Y. 

2718. Anzuletta Ball b. July 25,1807; m. May 23, 1826 in 

Saratoga Co., N.Y. Oliver Brisbin. 

Children of Oliver and Anna (Benjamin Ball) Cleveland 1 

2719. George Smith Cleveland bapt. Nov. 4, 1821 at the 

North Church in Saratoga Co., N.Y. 

2720. Louisa Cleveland. 

2721. John Cleveland. 

Resources! p. 1429 Gen, of Cleveland Fam. . Cleveland, 1899 
Volsburg Church Records of New York State. 

1378 SAMUEL CLARK BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel 6 , Joseph 5 " 2 *" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
about 1774 in New Jersey; the son of Samuel Clark and 
Phoebe (Minor) Benjamin. He married Anna Bosworth on Jan- 
uary 17 » 1797/8 at Bridport, Vermont (vr). She was the dau 

of James Wood and Anna ( ) Bosworth and was born about 

1778 at New Milford, Conn. 

He moved from New Jersey to Vermont with his parents, 
and then moved to New York State in 1825-30. He was listed 
in the 1810 census of Bridport, Addison Co., Vt. as Samuel 
Jr. 

Children of Samuel Clark and Anna (Bosworth) Benjamin « 

2722. James Benjamin b. Oct. 29, 1797/8 at Bridport, Vt. 

(vr 2-28); bp. May 11, 1804. 

2723. Betsey Benjamin bp. May 11, 1804. 

2724. Milo Benjamin. 

2725. Pheba (Phoebe) Benjamin bp. May 11, 1804. 

♦2726. Zina Hitchcock Benjamin bp May 11, 1804 at Bridport. 

2727. Miran (Myron) Franklin Benjamin b. 1800-10. 

*2728. Samuel Franklin Benjamin b^. 1815 at Bridport, Vt. 

2729. Harriet Newet Benjamin bp. 1815 at Bridport 

2730. William B. Benjamin d. March 28, 1866 at Bridport. 

2731. Laura Jane Benjamin bp. Sept. 26, 1813. This child 

was not recorded in the Bible of Sarah C. Benjam- 
in. Samuel Sr.'s child Laura Jane was, but in the 
baptismal record, mention was made that the child 
bp. in 1813 was an infant. 

Resources! Bible owned by Sarah (Benjamin) Lamos; p. 941 
Bosworth Gen. ; Records of Wallace Payne of Bridport, Vt. ; 
Family Group Sheet from Salt Lake City, Utah. 

1379. CLEMENT BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel , Joseph 5 " " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born about 
1777/8 in New Jersey; the son of Samuel Clark and Phoebe 
(Minor) Benjamin; died June 10, 1854, age 76 (gs) and bur- 
ried in the Southville Cemetery at Stockholm Twp., St. Law- 
rence Co., New York. He married about 1808 Betsey Judd, 
probably in Vermont. She was born 1791/2 in Vermont and 

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died between 1850-60. 

He is listed in the 1810 thru 1850 census records of 
Canton, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. 

On June 13. 1835 he quit claimed his share of his 
father's estate to William Bott Benjamin, his half brother. 
He was "of Canton, St. Lawrence, N.Y." at that time. (Deed 
Book 9 p. 498 Bridport, Vt. ) 

Children of Clement and Betsey (Judd) Benjamini 

2732. 1 male b. 1804-10. 

2733. 1 female b. 1804-10. 

2734. 2 males b. 1810-20. Clement b. 18l4 (see p. 947.) 

2735. 1 females b. 1810-20 

2736. Diana Amelia Benjamin b. March 27, I8l9i d. Jan. 2, 

185^; m. Dec. 31 • 1844 Aaron Borne Herrick, son of 
Nehemiah and Mary (Borne) Herrick b. Dec. 21, 1821 

*2737. William Judd Benjamin b. 1823 at Canton Twp., N.Y. 

♦2738. Nathaniel Benjamin b. 1825 in N.Y. 

2739. Lucinda Benjamin b. 1829 in N.Y.; residing with her 

father in 1850; unm. 

Resources! p. 65 and 149 Desc. of Robert Burdick . Johnson, 
1937s Research of D. B. Scudder of Springfield, Virginia; 
p. 237 Herrick Gen. , Herrick. 

1380. MINOR (MINER) BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel , Joseph 5 " ~- 3 " 2 , John ) born 

between 1774-84 in New Jersey; the son of Samuel Clark and 
Phoebe (Minor) Benjamin. He apparently died before 1840. 

He married Diana who bas born 1787 in New York. 

He was a Lt. in the Essex Co., New York Militia in 1816 
and a Capt. in 1819. On March 19, I836 he quit claimed his 
share of his father's estate to William Bott Benjamin, his 
half brother. (Book 10 p. 22 Bridport, Vt. Land Records.) 
At that time he was "of Ticonderoga, Essex Co., N.Y. M . 
Diana is listed in the 1840 census of Ticonderoga Twp., 
Essex Co., N.Y. with; 1 m. 15/20, 1 m. 20/30// 1 f. 10/15 
and 1 f. 60/70. 

Children of Minor and Diana ( ) Benjamini 

2740. Daniel Benjamin b. 1810-20; resided in 1840 in Ticon 

deroga Twp., N.Y. with; 1 m. 0/5; 1 m. 20/30// 
1 f. 0/5; 1 f. 5/10; 1 f. 10/15; 1 f. 30/40. 
*274l. Miner Benjamin b. November 27, 1817. 

2742. 1 male b. 1820-25. 

2743. Runa Benjamin b. 1827 in N.Y. ; m. Ebenezer Bailey, 

b. 1824 in N.Y. ; resided in Ticonderoga Twp., N.Y. 
in 1850. Had dau. Frances Bailey be. 1848. 

Resources; Census records. 

1381. JOSEPH BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel , Joseph 5 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born between 

1774-84 in New Jersey; the son of Samuel Clark and Phoebe 
(Minor) Benjamin; died in Ira, Rutland Co., Vermont. There 
is a grave stone for him there, but nothing on it. No date, 

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just the name. The name of his wife is unknown. 

He sold the right's to his father's estate to Jacob 
Dairy in Fairhaven, Vermont. The deed was dated December 
IX, 1824. 

Children of Joseph Benjamins 

2744. Polly Benjamin?, m. Dec. 31, 1815 Nathaniel Burdick. 

(Ira, Vt. vr). This, of course, could be a re- 
cord of a second m. of his wife, instead of a dau. 

Resources 1 Vermont Vital Records. 

1383. POLLY BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel 6 , Joseph 5 "**" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born October 

16, 1783 at Morris County, New Jersey; the dau. of Samuel 
Clark and Phoebe (Minor) Benjamin. She m/l Reuben Burnett 
on February 25, 1804 at Bridport, Vermont (vr). He was the 
son of William and Lucy (Gleason) Burnett and was born Aug- 
ust 4, 1782 at Warwick, Mass. and died July 14, 1817 at 
Canton, St. Lawrence Co., New York. She m/2 John Bonney. 

Children of Reuben and Polly (Benjamin) Burnetti 

2745. Harriet Burnett b. April 8, 1806 at Bridport, Vt.(vr 
*2746. Lois S. Burnett b. May 4, 1808 at Canton, N.Y. 

2747. Lucy G. Burnett b. January 23, 1814 at Ogdensburgh, 

St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. 

2748. Evalinia Burnett b. Oct. 29, 1814 at Rossie, N.Y. 

2749. Elizabeth B. Burnett b. November 24, 1816 at Ogdens- 

burgh, N.Y. 

Children of John and Polly (Benjamin Burnett) Bonney 1 

2750. Caroline Bonney b. 1822. 

2751. Reuben Bonney b. 1824. 

Resources 1 Records of Mrs. John Daniels of Marine City, 
Michigan; Hartford Times M arch 16, 1957. 

1384. NATHANIEL BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel 6 , Joseph 5 " 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born May 

7, 1788 at Bridport, Vermont (vr); the son of Samuel Clark 
and Phoebe (Minor) Benjamin; bapt. May 11, 1804 at the Cong 
Church at Bridport; died December 20, I863. He married Amy 

Wians (Winnans). born between 1775-94. He m/2 Polly . 

She is buried in the Leraysville Cemetery. 

Nathaniel is listed in the 1820 census of Union, Broome 
County, New York. 

According to a letter written to Wallace Payne's grand- 
mother, Nathaniel was living near Syracuse in 1870 and in 
in 1866 he had a granddau. living in Union Broome Co., N.Y. 

Children of Nathaniel and Amy (Wians) Benjamin i 

2752. 1 female b. 1810-20. 

♦2753. Harriet Benjamin b. July 6, 1816 at Vestal, New York. 
*2754. Allen Benjamin b. September 18, 1821 at Vestal, N.Y. 

Resources; Records of Wallace Payne of Bridport, Vt. ; p. 692 
Desc. of Moses Cleveland . Cleveland, 1899; Records of Mrs. 

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John Baty of Owego, New York. 

1387. ALLEN SERGANT BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel , Joseph 5 3 ~ 2 , John ) born 

February 3, 1797 at Bridport, Vermont (vr)jthe son of Samuel 
Clark and Betsey (Johnson) Benjamin. He married Wealthy 
Hamblin on September 2, 1819 at Bridport, Vt. (vr). She 
was the dau. of Daniel and Leah (Cromton) Hamblin and was 
born between 1790-1800. 

He was listed in the 1830 census of Bridport, Addison 
County, Vermont. 

Children of Allen and Wealthy (Hamblin) Benjamin 1 

2755. Daniel Hamblin Benjamin b. May 26, 1821 at Bridport, 

Vt. (vr 3-259). 

2756. Leah Elizabeth Benjamin b. May 3. 1824 at Bridport. 

(vr 3-259). 

Resourcesi Records of Wallace Payne of Bridport, Vt. ; Ver- 
mont Vital Records of Bridport Book 2 p. 24. 

1388. WILLIAM BOTT BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel , Joseph 5 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

April/September 29, 1798 at Bridport, Vermont (vr 2-27); 
the son of Samuel Clark and Betsey (Johnson) Benjamin; died 
March 28, 1866 (gs) at the age of 67-5-0 at Bridport, Vt. 
(vr) of paralysis. He is buried in the Village Cemetery. 
He m/1 Sally Williams on March 2, 1826 at Bridport, Vt. (vr 
the dau. of Joseph and Molly (Gray)Williams. She was born 
October 27, 1802 and died March 12, 1843 (gs) at the age of 
40 at Bridport, Vt. (vr). She , too, is buried in the Vil- 
lage Cemetery. He m/2 Caroline A. Howe on August 13» 1843 
at Bridport, Vt. (vr). She was born 1810/1 and died Feb. 
7, 1845, age 34, at Bridport. (vr 2-3). An infant is bur- 
ied with her. He m/3 Cornelia Brainerd on December 2, 1847 
at Bridport, Vt. (vr) , the dau. of John and Harriet (Buck) 
Brainard. She was born July 11, 1814 at Bridport and died 
February 7, 1875 at Bridport. Cornelia m/2 January 26, 
1870 Hosea Hamilton at Bridport Jan. 26, 1870 (vr). 

William was a farmer. He served as trustee of Brid- 
port in 1849, 51» 53. and 56. He was a constable in 1853 
and I856. For about 20 years he was master of the Morning 
Sun Lodge (#18, later #15) F. and A.M. of Bridport. 

Children of William B. and Sally (Williams) Benjamini 

♦2757. Flora Finette Benjamin b. April 10, 1827 at Brid- 
port (vr 3-262). 

♦2758. William Wallace Benjamin b. September 8, 1830 at 
Bridport (vr). 

*2759. Delia Juliette Benjamin b. August 20, 1839 at Brid- 
port. 
2760. Vuel Damon (Vel) Benjamin b. January 12, I84l» died 
February 22, 1841, age 6 mos. at Bridport (vr). 

*276l. Sarah Charlotte Benjamin b. December 30, 1842. 

Children of William Bott and Caroline (Howe) Benjamini 

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2762. Infant d. or b. Feb. 7, 1843| died at age 6 mos. 

Resourcesi Records of Wallace Payne of Bridport, Vt. » p. 97 
Brainerd-Brainard Gen .. Brainard, 1908j Vol. 5 p. 345 Wood- 
stock Gen. . Bowen 

1392. MERCHANT BENJAMIN 7 (Peleg 6 , Joseph 5 " 4 " 3 " 2 , Joseph 1 ) born be- 
tween 177^-84; supposedly the son of Peleg Benjamini died 
at the age of 22 years. His wife's name is unknown, but 
she is supposed to have m/2 Mr. Hall. 

This placement is due to the research of Edmund Benjam- 
in. It was his belief that Merchant Benjamin "of Taconic, 
N.Y.", was a brother of Hannah Moore Knapp, and that he 
also had a brother that was a physcian in Brooklyn, New 
York in 1880. 

Children of Merchant and Benjamini 

2763. Calvin Benjamin b. 1805. (see #1577, for the mater- 

ial on this same Calvin. Placement is confused! ) 

Children of Mr. Hall and Benjamini 

John M. Hall. 
Frank Hall. 

Resource! Research of Edmund Benjamin. 

1398. SEYMOUR BENJAMIN 7 (Peleg , Joseph 5 " 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born about 
1804 in Conn. ; the son of Peleg Benjamin. He married 

Eliza be. 1817. in Tompkins Co., N.Y. 

Seymour was listed in the 1820 census of Delhi, Dela- 
ware Co., N.Y, and in I865 and 1875 at Hector Twp. , Schuy- 
ler Co. , N.Y. 

Children of Seymour and Eliza ( ) Benjamini 

2764. John Henry Benjamin b. 1837/8 in Tompkins Co., N.Y. 

m. Rhuby b. 1837. He resided in 1893A at 

Hector Twp., Schuyler Co., N.Y.; was a carpenter 
and joiner foreman in a sawmill. 

2765. Nathan 0. Benjamin b. 1844. 

2766. Eugene Benjamin b. 1846. 

Resourcesi Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, NYj 
Research of F. Everett Benjamin of Owego, NYj 

1404. ORANGE BENJAMIN 7 (Judah , Joseph 5 3 ~ 2 , John ) born January 
26, 1784 at Mt. Washington, Mass.i the son of Judah and 
Susan Jemima (Dunham) Benjamin; died October 5t 1846, age 
61 (gs) at Dover, Dutchess Co., New York. He is buried in 
the South Dover Ground. He married Clarissa Throp on 
March 10, 1811 at Sheffield, Mass. She died August 1, 1855 
at Brooklyn, New York. 

Children of Orange and Clarissa (Throp) Benjamini 
♦2767. Joseph Seymour Benjamin b. December 3» 1811 at Shef- 
field, Mass. 

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♦2768. Hiram Benjamin b. July 26, 1813 at Sheffield, Mass. 

2769. Mary Benjamin b. July 15, 1815 at Sheffield, Mass.; 

m. March 13, 1839 Rufus J. Whitehead, son of Jus- 
tus and Harriet E. (Warner) Whitehead. He b. Sept 
2, 1818 at Salisbury, Conn. 

2770. Laura Benjamin b. June 4, 1817 at Sheffield* d. June 

20, 1859; m. November 7, 1839 Hosea D. Lane. 

2771. Harriet Whipple Benjamin b. July 8, 1819 at Shef- 

field; d. July 20, 1834. 

2772. Jane Benjamin b. July 20, 1822 at Sheffield; m. Sept 

ember 21, 1848 Eli Fields. 
♦2773. Clarissa Benjamin b. July 29, 1824 at Sheffield. 
♦2774. Orange Benjamin b. March 8, 1828 at Sheffield, Mass. 
*2775. John Peck Benjamin b. October 10, 1830 at Sheffield. 
♦2776. Richard Graham Benjamin b. December 14, I833. 

Resources; Family and Bible records at the Hartford, Coma. 
State Library via Mrs. Jovino of E. Hartford, Conn. » Gen. 
and Family Hist, of Conn. . Cutler p 1091 Vol. 2; p. 28-31 
The Benjamin Family . Ellis B. Baker, 1898; p. 263. vol. 3 
Loveland Fam. . 1895; p. 38 Old Gravestones of Dutchess Co. 
Poucher and Reynolds, 1924. 

1405. POLLY BENJAMIN 7 (Judah , Joseph 5 "^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born about 
1784 in Conn. ; the dau. of Judah Benjamin; died I856 in 
Herrick Township, Bradford Co., Penn. She married Ephraim 
Piatt in 1805. He was the son of Zophar and Rebecca (Fair 
child) Piatt and was born in 1785. 

Children of Ephraim and Polly (Benjamin) Platti 

2777. Anson Piatt b. June 14, 1824; d. June 8, 1909; m. 

Jane Daugherty. She was b. Feb. 11, 1839; d.1926. 

2778. Delia Piatt; m. Zelwin Lamphere. Issue » Edward, who 

removed to Calif.; Charles; George; Emily m. Theo 
dore Rosencrans, a farmer in Nebraska; Sarah, m. 
George Corner, farmer in Nebraska; Hartley b. Oct 
10, 1843 at LaRaysville, Penn., m. Anna Benjamin 
on Aug. 14, 1871, dau. of Morgan Benjamin of 
Standing Stone, Penn.; Mary Eliza b. Sept. 22, 
1849 in Herrick Twp, Bradford Co., Penn., d. 
d. 1929, m/l William McCracken, m/2 Ephraim Piatt. 

Resources 1 Records of Michard J. McCracken of Penn.; Gen, 
and Hist. #306. 

1407. MICHAEL BENJAMIN (Judah , Joseph 5 "^" 3 " 2 , Joseph 1 ) born 1792; 
the son of Judah and Susan Jemima (Dunham) Benjamin. He 
married Susanna Bailey. 

Children of Michael and Susanna (Bailey) Benjamin 1 
*2779. Erastus Mapes Benjamin b. 1827 in New York. 
2780. Michael Benjamin; resided in Scranton, Penn. 1899. 

Resources! p\. 44l Abridged Compendius Am. Gen. 

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1408. ISAAC BENJAMIN? (Judah 6 , Joseph 5 " 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 1780-90; 
the son of Judah Benjamin. His wife's name is unknown, but 
she was b. 1780-90. 

There was an Isaac Benjamin listed in the 1820 and 1840 
census records of Orwell, Bradford Co., Penn. 

Children of Isaac Benjamini 

2781. 1 male b. 1804-10. 

2782. 1 female b. 1804-10. 

2783. 2 males b. 1810-20. 

2784. 2 females b. 1810-20. 

2785. 2 males b. 1820-25. One is perhaps Isaac Benjamin 

be. 1824 in Penn. j m. Mary b. 1831 in Penn. 

and had son Isaac be. I850 in Penn. This Isaac 
was in the 1850 census of Orwell Twp., Bradford 
Co. , Penn. 

Resources! Census records. 

1409. EDWIN BENJAMIN 7 (Judah 6 , Joseph 5 " 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born between 
1775-95; probably the son of Judah Benjamin. His wife's 
name is unknown, but she was born 1794-1804. 

He is listed in the 1820 census records of Towanda, 
Bradford Co., Penn., apparently just married. 

Children of Edwain Benjamini 

2786. Edwin Benjamin be. 1826 in Pann. ; ra. Abigail be. 

1826 in Penn. and had a dau. M.A. be. 1847 and a 
son, E.E. be. 1849. He was located in the 1850 
census of Durell, Bradford Co., Penn., and lived 
close to the Lear and David Benjamin families. 

Resources! Census Records. 

1412. ABIGAIL E. BENJAMIN 7 (Ches 6 Elij5 Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Nov 
ember 15i 1777 in Dutchess Co., New York; a possible dau. 
of Chester and Antjie (Harp) Benjamin; died March 11, 1849, 
age 71-^-24 (gs) perhaps of Cazenovia, Madison Co., N.Y. 
She married Horrace Paddock born March 13, 1775* the son of 
David and Miriam (Belden) Paddock. He died December 16, 
i860, age 85 (gs) at Amboy, Camillus, New York and is bur- 
ied in the Amboy Cemetery. 

Children of Horrace and Abigail (Benjamin) Paddock 1 

2787. Laura Paddock b. June 27, 1802? d. August 1, 1884; 
m. at Orville, N.Y. Feb. 11, 1827 Asa or Arga C. 
Crosby; res. Holly, Mich, and later Springfield, 
111. Issuei Mariaj Mary Ann; and Horace Crosby. 

2788. Maria Paddock b. January 4, 1804; died young. 

2789. Maria Paddock b. January 23, 1806; d. May 7, 1883; 
m. July 31, 1822 John Jackson Merrill. 

2790. Horrace Benjamin Paddock b. April 28, 1808 j d. July 
10, 1884; m. June 22, 1830 Ann Short. 

2791. Samantha Paddock b. July 6/8, 1810; d. April 6, 1841 

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age 30-9-0; m. Norman H. Otis b. 1813; res. Or- 
ville, near Manlius, N.Y. ; later Syracuse, N.Y. 

2792. Sophia Paddock be. 1811; m. Ira Dayton; res. Grand 

Rapids, Mich. 

2793. Nathan Paddock b. Jan. 15, I8l3l d. Sept. 28, 1816. 

2794. Andrew E. Paddock b. November 1, 1817; d. unm. 

Resources 1 Records of Robert Joseph Curfman of Kansas City, 
Missouri. 

1413. SARAH (SALLY) BENJAMIN 7 (Ches^Elij? Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
October 10, 1779 in Accord, Dutchess Co., New York; the dau 
of Chester and Antjie (Harp) Benjamin; bapt. December 5, 
1779 at the Dutch Reform Church of Accord, Ulster Co., N.Y. 
She married about 1796 Lt. Aaron Paddock, the son of David 
and Miriam (Belden) Paddock, who was born April 15t 1773 at 
Southeast, Dutchess (now Putnam) Co., New York and died Dec 
ember 18, i860 at Muir, Ionia Co., Michiagan, at the home 
of his dau. Rhoda. Sarah must have died long before her 
husband. 

Lt. Aaron homsteaded land east of DeRuyter, New York in 
179^« He was the first white settler at Phoenixville, N.Y. 
and built the first log house there. He lived once at Bara 
boo, Wisconsin and established a "potashery" near Milwaukee 
in I836/7 with some of his children "as he had been engaged 
in that business in New York". 

Children of Aaron and Sarah (Benjamin) Paddock 1 

2795. Miriam Paddock be. 1798; m. Jonathan Miles; res. 

Dodge Co., Wis. in 1840, Ft. Atkinson, Wis. I865. 

2796. Ann Paddock b. April 26, 1800; d. April 7, 1889; m. 

Barlow or Harlow Eno. 

2797. Maria Paddock be. 1802; m. at Cicero, N.Y. September 

20, 1821 Darius Benjamin Gage b. July 29, 1801, d. 
1877 » son of Eli and Hannah (Rice) Gate. He was a 
hotel owner. Issue; Eliza b. Aug. 15, 1822 m. 
Miles Shepard and res. Lake Co., 111. and DePere, 
Wis.; Herschell b. April 14, 1824, d. young. 

2798. Chester B. Paddock be. 1803; d. in Illinois; m. in 

Allegany, N.Y. Esther Knight. Issue « George of 
Baraboo, Wis.; Russell; Cynthia m. Milton Shepherd 
of Antioch, 111.; and others. 

2799. Ruth Paddock b. December 24, 1804; d. May 14, 1851; 

m/l William Brown; m/2 at Dover, N.Y. on May 15, 
1824 Ambrose Latten or Lattin Soule; resided at 
Bussell (near Cleveland), Ohio in 1850. Issue 1 
Judge Charles E. Soule b. 1842; Julia Soule j and 
others. 

2800. Elizabeth Paddock be. 1806; m. William Lansing; had 

4 children of whom Hannah Lansing m. Hiram Gardner. 

2801. Aaron Burr Paddock b. March 30, 1807; d. May 11, 

1877; m. August 8, 1827 Susan Maria Norton. 

2802. Matilda Paddock be. 1809; m. Mucan Eno, brother of 

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v„ Harlow Eno. Issue i Mary Eno m. Harder of 

Syracuse, N.Y. and had a large family. 

2803. Rhoda Paddock be. 1810; d. Muir, Michigan in 1883 j 

m. Benjamin B. Soule b. Dutchess Co., N.Y. May 20, 
1810, d. SpFing Lake, Mich. Jan. 27, 1900, son of 

Luther and Lydia ( ) Soule and brother of Amose 

Soule. No issue of this marriage, but he had m/l 
Matilda Miller who d. May 15, 1833, by whom he had 
Mortimer Wilson Soule b. May 7, I833, d. 1840. 
Benjamin resided at gussell (near Cleveland), Ohio 
and later at Muir, Michigan. 

2804. Daniel Belden Paddock b. March 11, 1812 1 d. at Bara- 

boo, Wis. Aug. 1, I871j m. Jane Van Loon b. Aug. 4 
1817 (1813); d. Nov. 15, I898 (1897), dau. of 

Jacob and Eva ( ) Van Loon. Issue 1 Laura J.; 

Ann; Orlando F. ; Cynthia J. ; George Josiah b. May 
17, 1843 m. Wealthy Force; Edwin B. b. 1845, d. 
1913. m. Mary Pettis. 

2805. Nathan B. Paddock b. March 25, 1813; d. Jan. 25, 

1895; m. 1841 Mary Corbett Marsh; res. Canandiagua 
New York. 

2806. James Paddock be. 1814; died young. 

2807. Jane Paddock be. 1816; mc. I833 "age of 17" to 

Stephen Norton. 

2808. Esther Paddock be. 1817; m. Memuean Eno; died soon 

after m. and had no children. 

2809. George W. Paddock b. March 30, 1818 at Phoenixville, 

N.Y.; d. Jan. 14, 1901 at Baraboo, Wis.; m. Ann C. 
Marsh b. July 11, 1827, d. Apr. 29, 1885 at Bara- 
boo, Wis., dau. of Joshua and Elizabeth (Parmenter 
Marsh. Issue» Benjamin M. b. April 28, 1850, m. 
Katherine Sophia Hoskins; Arthur (twin) m. a sis- 
ter of his brother's wife. 

Resources; Boston Transcript Sept. 8, 1908 and July 6, 1814 
Records of Robert J. Curfman of Kansas City, Missouri. 

1415. ELIJAH C. BENJAMIN 7 (Ches.Elij? Joseph 4 ' 3 ' 2 , John 1 ) born 1784 
(gs) at Accord, Ulster Co., New York; the son of Chester 
and Antjie (Harp) Benjamin; bapt. September 28, 1777 at the 
Dutch Reform Church of Warwarsing, Ulster Co., N.Y.; died 
November 26, I856, age 72 yrs. 4 mos. (gs) at DeRuyter, Mad 
ison Co., New York. He is buried in Shed's #9 Cemetery at 

DeRuyter. He m/l Sally ( perhaps Forbes). She was born 

March 1784 and died April 1, 1841, age 57-1-14 (gs) and is 
buried with her husband. He m/2 Anna Houghtaling on Octob- 
er 4, 1848 at Cuyler, N.Y., the dau. of and Mary A. (— 

Hoaghtaling. She was born September 23, 1799 in N.Y. and 
died June 23, 1870, age 70 yrs., and is buried in the Wager 
plot of the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Spencer- 
town, N.Y. 

He listed in the 1830 census of Fabius, N.Y., the 1840 
census of DeRuyter, N.Y., and the 1850 census of Truxton, 

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New York. Anna's mother was with them in 1850. 

His will was dated August 30 • 1889 and proved February 
14, 1891 with the executor named as Louisa Wood. (Madison 
Co Probate 5580 T22). In it he names George H. Benjamin of 
Cazenovia, N.Y.; Henry H. Benjamin, late of DeRuyter, now 
deceased; John F. Benjamin, late of Shelby Co., Missouri, 
now deceased, Louisa Wood, late of DeRuyter, now deceased; 
with George H. Benjamin as his only living heir, besides 
grandchildren that were named. 

Children of Elijah and Sally ( ) Benjamini 

♦2810. Louisa Benjamin b. 1814 in Madison Co., New York. 
2811. John Forbes Benjamin b. January 23. 1817 at Cicero, 
Onondaga Co., N.Y.; d. March 8, 1877 at Washington 
D.C.; m. December 15t 1840 Dianna Hasbrook (Has- 
brouch) of Liverpool at the First Presb. Church of 
Syracuse, N.Y. She was born 1814 and died June 4, 
1877 at Shelbina, Missouri, age 63. He was a mem- 
ber of Congress from Missouri and attended the 
39th, 40th, and 4lst sessions of Congress. He was 
a Major and Lt. Col. in the 2nd Mo. State Calvary 
in the Civil War. There was no issue of this m. 
♦2812. Henry Harp Benjamin b. 1819 in Madison Co., N.Y. 
*2813. George H. Benjamin b. 1825 in Madison Co., N.Y. 

Resourcesi Records of Mrs. John Keller of Litiz, Pa.; p. 97 
Account of Cone Fam. of Am. . Cone, 1903; p. 42 Vol. 102 N.Y . 
Gen, and Biog. Record ; Early Rec. of 1st Prebs. Church of 
Syracuse . Northrup, 1902; Hist. Reg, and Diet, of U.S. Army 

1416. ELI AS BENJAMIN 7 (Ches^ElijJ Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born February 
1, 1782 at Accord, Ulster Co., New York; the son of Chester 
and Antjie (Harp) Benjamin; died April 8, I863, age 63 (gs) 
at DeRuyter, Madison Co., New York. He is buried in the 
Merchant Family Cemetery on the Old Benjamin Farm at De- 
Ruyter, N.Y., other wise known as Cemetery #3. He married 
Rhoda Paddock, the dau. of David and Miriam (Belden) Pad- 
dock. She was born September 9i 1785 at S. Otselic, South- 
east, Dutchess Co., N.Y. and died June 5, 1858, age 72-8-26 
(gs) at DeRuyter, N.Y. She is buried in the same cemetery 
as her husband. She is the sister of Elizabeth, Aaron, and 
Horrace Paddock, who also married into the Benjamin family. 

The inscription on his grave stone indicates he was a 
Mason of some importance and a soldier. He served as a 
Captain in the Light Infanty in the 67th Regt. under Col. 
Dudley Hewet during the War of 1812. He enlisted at German, 
N.Y. on Jan. 1813 and was on the pension list of 1847 at 
Cortland, N.Y., age 57. He also served in Capt. Dennison 
Randall»s Regt. of the Chenango Co., State Militia in 1809. 

He was called Junior to distinguish him from his Uncle, 
who was called Senior, and was living in the same area at 
the same time . 

Rhoda, her mother, and brother David came to the town 

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Fabius, N.Y. and lived with Elijah Benjamin. Tuttle rec- 
ords state that Belden Paddock came to DeRuyter with his 
mother and brothers in 1800 from Dutchess Co., N.Y. 

Children of Elias and Rhoda (Paddock) Benjamin i 

2814. Deborah Benjamin b. April 25, 1803. 
♦2815. Ezra Benjamin b. May 21, 1804 at Madison Co., N.Y. 
*28l6. Edmond Benjamin b. June 28, 1806 at Madison Co., NY 
♦2817. Robert L. Benjamin b. June 14, 1808 at Madison Co. 
*28l8. Almedia Hannah Benjamin b. September 29, 1810 at 

Chenango , Co. , N.Y. 
♦2819. John Mills Benjamin b. June 5, 1813. 

2820. Isaac Paddock Benjamin b. July 21, 1815. 

2821. Mary E. Benjamin b. September 1, 1817; prob. d. young 
♦2822. William F. Benjamin b. April 18, 1820. 

♦2823. David E. Benjamin b. May 1, 1822. 

2824. Mary E. Benjamin b. June 24, 1823. 

*2825. Sidney Benjamin b. September 5, 1826. 

♦2826. Jane Ann Benjamin b. May 2, 1829. 

Resources i Vol. 183 p. 143 Madison Co.. N.Y. Cem. Records ; 
Paddock Fam. . Hubbell and Conboy; Boston Transcript July 14, 
1919 and Sept. 8, 1908; Records of Mrs. John Keller of 
Lititz, Penn. which included Pioneer Notes, Chart of Flor- 
ence Hill of Lafayette, N.Y., 1850 Truxton Census, and 
chart in folder in Syracuse, N.Y. Library. 

1417. JOSEPH BENJAMIN 7 (Chester 6 , Elijah 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
1788 at Accord, Ulster Co., New York} the son of Chester an 
Antjie (Harp) Benjamin; bapt. July 18, 1788 at the Dutch 
Reform Church of Accord; died in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., 
New York, date unknown. He married Elizabeth (Betsey) Car- 
penter about l809t the dau. of William and Hannah ( ) 

Carpenter. She was born in 1790 in Renssalaer Co., New York 

Joseph was an Ensign in 1821 and a Lt. in 1822 in the 
Onondaga Co., New York State Militia. 

He is listed in the 1810 census at Fabius, N.Y., in the 
1820 census at Cicero, in 1830 at Salina N.Y., in 1842 at 
Tully and in 1855 at Syracuse. He may have gone to Ohio 
between I83O and 1842. Joseph was a fruit dealer. 

In the 1820 census there were 4 daus. under 10 years of 
age. 

Children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Carpenter) Benjamin 1 
*2827. Mary Augusta Benjamin b. August 20, 1810 at DeRuyter 
2828. Margaret Benjamin b. 1828 at DeRuyter, Madison Co. NY 

Resources! Records of Mrs. John Keller of Lititz, Penn.; 
which included census and land records; Lineage of My 
Children . Keogh, 1926. 

1421. CHESTER HARP BENJAMIN 7 (Chester 6 , Elijah 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born May 7, 1796 at Accord, Ulster Co., New York; the son 
of Chester and Antjie (Harp) Benjamin; died October 21, 

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1838, age 44 (gs) at Truxton, Cortland Co., New York, and 
is buried in the Old Burying Ground #3 at DeRuyter, N.Y. 
He married Tersa (Teriza/Tirza/Tersey) Fairbank of Cortland 
Co., N.Y. on March 13, 1817. She was the dau. of Ephraim 
and Abigail (Merrill) Fairbank and was born in 1799 in 
Oneida Co., New York and she m/2 James Wilson of January 1, 
1848 at Cortland Co., N.Y. He was b. 1815. 

Children of Chester H. and Teriza (Fairbank) Benjamin i 

2829. Ephraim Fairbank Benjamin b. January 20, 1818 at 

Truxton (now Cuyler), Cortland Co., N.Y. 

2830. Mary Jane Benjamin b. September 11, 1820 at Truxton. 

2831. Margaret Abigail Benjamin b. Sept. 21, 1822. 

2832. Abigail Merrill Benjamin b. Jan. 20, 1825 at Truxton; 

d. Feb. 2, 1870; m. Sept. 20, 1842 Roland George 
Laflin. No issue of this m. He d. Dec. 4, i860 
at Sacramento, Calif. 
♦2832. Orrin Chester Benjamin b. May 11, 1827 at Truxton. 

2833. Harriet Annette Benjamin b. December 25, 1828. 

2834. Hannah Caroline Benjamin b. July 14, 1832; m. David 
♦2835. Lura Dolly Benjamin b. November 21, 1837. Ward. 

Resources 1 Vol. 183 p. 143 Madison Co^. N.Y. Cemetery Re- 
cords ; Laflin Gen. Laflin, 1930; Records of Mrs. John 
Keller of Lititz, Penn. ; Wilson Papers; Lineage of My 
Children . Keogh, 1926. 

1422. HARVEY BENJAMIN 7 (Chester , Elijah 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
1797 at DeRuyter, Madison Co., New York; the son of Chester 
and Antjie (Harp) Benjamin; died May 22, 1866 at age of 70 
at Syracuse, Onondaga Co., New Y rk. He married June 14, 
1818 Sally McQuivney (McQuincy) at Springfield, Mass. She 
was the dau. of Solomon and Charity (Simons) McQuivney and 
was born in 1797 and died August 23, 1854, age 57. 

He is listed in several deeds in Hampden Co., Mass. 
Land Records. In 1828 (80 1650) Simeon Sanborn sold land to 
Harvey of Springfield; in 1822 (691 319) Harvey of Spring- 
field gives a promisory note to Daniel Bontecon and in 1827 
(77 1 253) Harvey and wife Sally sell land to Simeon Smith. 
In 1845 (127»36l) Harvey of Syracuse, N.Y. sells land to 
Giles C. Tiffany. 

They are listed in the 1840 census of Salina (now 
Syracuse), N.Y. 

Children of Harvey and Sally (McQuivey) Benjamin; 

2836. Elmira Benjamin b. 1825 in Onondaga Co., N.Y.; m. 

Sylvester House b. 1811. 

2837. William H. Benjamin b. 1839; was U.S. Marshall in 

Geddes in 1854. 

72838. William S. Benjamin d. Aug. 2, 1831 at Salina, N.Y. 

72839. Belinda A. Benjamin; m. Lucius Smith Bugbee b. 

Union, Conn. Jan. 9, 1826, the son of Newman and 
Eliza (Smith) Bugbee. She was "of Springfield" 
at time of marriage. 

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Resourcesi Records of Mrs. John Keller of Lititz, Penn. » 
Am. Genealogist ! Lineage of My Children . Keogh, 1926; p. 56 
Hist, of Woodstock . Bowen, Vol. 3. 

1423. ELIAS PADDOCK BENJAMIN 7 (Elijah 6 " 5 , Joseph 4 ' 3 ' 2 , John 1 ) born 
May/ June 6, 1783 at Southeast, Dutchess Co., New Yorkj the 
son of Elijah and Elizabeth (Paddock) Benjamin; died Novem- 
ber 27,1866, age 83 yrs. 7 mos. (gs) at DeRuyter, Madison 
Co., New York and is buried in the Old Burying Grounds #3 
at DeRuyter. He married Martha (Patty) Rich on December 25, 
1811, the dau. of Joseph and Lodemia (Conant) Rich. She 
was born July 11, 1792 and died November 22, 1866, age 74 
yrs. 4 mos. (gs) at DeRuyter and is buried with her husband 

He settled on his father-in-law's farm, known as the 
Burton place, and operated a grist, saw, and cider mill, 
which he errected. 

In 1825 he was a member of the Legislature of New York 
from Madison County. 

His will is dated 1868 and is on file at Madison Co. 
Surrogate Office, #2816, with DeGrand Benjamin as executor. 
He left no widow and names surviving children. 

He is listed in the 1850, 55t 60, and I865 census re- 
cords of DeRuyter, Madison Co., N.Y. 

Children of Elias P. and Martha (Rich) Benjamini 

2840. Rufus C. Benjamin b. October 3, 1814; d. May 27, 

1864/5 at DeRuyter, age 50-6-24 (gs) at the resid- 
ence of John Mead; m. Lucelia M. Waterbury, dau. 

of David and Polly ( ) Waterbury b. Nov. 16,1832 

at Chatauqua Co, N.Y., d. March 3, 1888 and both 
are buried in the Oakwood Cem. at Syracuse, N.Y. 
Probate records indicated no childreo, with wife 
and father named only heirs. (Pioneer Files N-51). 

*284l. DeGrande Benjamin b. 1816 at DeRuyter. 

*2842. Anson Benjamin b. 1817 at DeRuyter. 

*2843. George W. Benjamin b. 1821 at DeRuyter. 

2844. Lovina (Lonna) Benjamin b. 1823 at DeRuyter; d. Apr. 

2, 1843, age 20-4-6 (gs) and buried with parents. 

2845. David Benjamin b. 1824; d. March 8, 1825, age 8 mos. 

(gs) and buried with parents. 
*2846. David Benjamin b. 1826 at DeRuyter. 

2847. Louisa Benjamin b. 1829 in DeRuyter; was residing in 

Columbia Co., N.Y. in 1868 and unm. at that time. 

2848. Mariah Benjamin b. 1830 at DeRuyter; d. October 16, 

1831, age 18 mos. 9 days, (gs) buried with parents 

2849. Andrew (Arthur) J. Benjamin b. 1833 at DeRuyter; d. 

April 1852, age 19 yrs. (gs) buried with parents. 

Resourcesi Records of Mrs. John Keller of Lititz, Penn.; 
p. 46 Sam. Davis and Joseph Davis and their Desc . Davis, 
1884; Vol. 182 p. 94 Madison Co.. N.Y. Cemetery "Records ; 
Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginthier of Norwich, N.Y.; p. 35 
PAR Cem. Records Vol. 244A. 

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1424, DAVID BENJAMIN 7 (Elijah 6 " 5 , Joseph^"" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born May 18, 
1?85 at Southeast, Dutchess Co., New York? the son of Elij- 
ah and Elizabeth (Paddock) Benjamin; died February 18, 1825 
at Conneaut, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. He married Sarah Rich on 
August 19 i 1805 i the dau. of Joseph and Lodemia (Conant) 
Rich. She was born January 20, 1789 and died February 18, 
18?3 at Conneaut, Ohio. 

David also settled on the Rich farm, where he resided 
until he moved with his family to Ohio about 1822. He was 
a merchant, farmer, and then owner of a flour mill. The 
Hist, of Madison Co.. N.Y. says he died in 1882. 

Sarah was listed in the 1830 census at Salem Twp., 
Ashtabula Co., Ohio. 

Children of David and Sarah (Rich) Benjamini 
♦2850. Dr. Edwin Gage Benjamin b. August 22, 1811 at De- 
Ruyter, N.Y. 

2851. 2 females b. 1800-10. 

2852. 1 female b. 1810-15. 

2853. 1 male b. 1815-20. 

2854. 1 female b. 1820-25. 

2855. 2 males b. 1820-25. 

Resources! Records of Ruth Keller of Lititz, Penn. j Hist, 
of Madison ,Co. . N.Y. . Smith, 1880; p. 46-7 Samuel Davis and 
Their Desc. Davis . 1884; Van der Mark Ancestry . Van der 
Mark and Hauser. 

142 5. ELIJAH E. BENJAMIN 7 (Eliah 5 , Joseph 3 ~ 2 , John 1 ) (In Ceme- 
tery records he is listed as JAMES BENJAMIN ) born October 
26, 1788 at Southeast, Dutchess County, New York; the son 
of Elijah and Elizabeth (Paddock) Benjamin; died May 19. 
1880, age 97 yrs. 7 mos. (gs) at DeRuyter, Madison Co., 
N.Y. and is buried at the Merchant Farm #6 Cemetery at De- 
Ruyter, which is located south of the DeRuyter Reservoir. 
He married Catharine Vincent in 1816. She was the dau. of 
Charles Vincent and was born 1798 at Columbia Co., N.Y. 
and died April 19» I869, age 72 yrs. 5 mos. (gs) and is 
buried with her husband. 

He settled on his father's farm in Cuyler Township. 
He resigned the farm to his son Horace in I858, and removed 
to DeRuyter village, where he resided until his 92nd year. 

Elihu E. Benjamin was listed as an Ensign in 1816, a 
Lt. in 1817, and a Capt. in 1819 in the Cortland Co., N.Y. 
State Militia. He resigned in 1821. (This was more than 
likely Elijah E.I ) 

His will is recorded in the Madison Co. Probate Records 
#4346, and was filed May 24, 1880 by Horace Benjamin. His 
heirs are named and he left $400. to each of his 8 children, 
with the balance of his estate to be divided between the 8 
children. 

Children of Elijah E. and Catherine (Vincent) Benjamini 

2856. son b. December 13. 1817 at Cortland Co., N.Y.; d. 

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Dec. 24, 1816, age 10 days (gs); buried with his 
parents. 
285?. Horace Benjamin b. Dec. 13, 1817 at Cortland Co.; d. 
Aug. 14, 1822, age 4-8-1 (gs) buried with parents. 

2858. Franklin Benjamin ; was served notice of his father* s 

will at Morrisville, N.Y., but was named as being 
"of Fulton, Illinois." 

2859. Henry Benjamin; listed at the time of his father's 

will as residing in Harvard, Illinois. 

2860. Nancy (Hancy) Benjamin d. before 1870 > m. Dec. 28, 

1848 Thomas S. Rogers, son of Deacon Zebulon and 
Lydia (Brooks) Rogers b. Sept. 30, 1824 at Water- 
ford, Conn. He was in the fish business in New 
York City. He m/2 Sarah Sophronia Stillman. 
Nancy had a soni Thomas Weaver Rogers b. Aug. 23 , 
1853 at Waterford, m. Oct. 7, 1897 Lillian Still- 
man, and had no issue. 

*286l. Horace (Harvey) Benjamin b. January 5. 1824. 

*2862. Ira Benjamin b. 1826 at Cortland Co., N.Y. 

♦2863. Madison Benjamin b. 1830 in Cortland Co., N.Y. 

2864. Caroline Benjamin b. 1833; m. Milton Hull; resided 

in Fort Dodge, Iowa in 1880. 

2865. Pulaski Benjamin b. Jan. 2, 1835; d. March 7, 1837, 

age 2-2-5 (gs) and buried with parents. 
♦2866. DeWitt Benjamin b. I837 at Cortland Co., N.Y. 
♦2867. Pulaski Benjamin b. March 3, 1839 at Cortland Co. 
2868. Francis S. Benjamin b. June 1841; d. Dec. 1, 1841, 

age 6 mos. (gs) and buried with parents. 
♦2869. Nathan Benjamin. 

Resources; Research of Mrs. John Keller of Lititz, Penn. ; 
Vol. 183 p. 143 Madison Co.. N.Y. Cemetery Records ; Hist. 
of Chenango and Midison Co.. N.Y. . 1880; p. 595 and p. 370 
James Rogers of New London, Conn. , Rogers, 1902; p. 133 Gen 
of Brainerd-Brainard. Brainard , 1908; Research of Mrs. 
Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

1427. FREDERICK B. BENJAMIN 7 (Elijah ^, Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

1794 or 1798 at DeRuyter, Madison Co., New Yorkt the son of 
Elijah and Elizabeth (Paddock) Benjamin; died 1868 in Bel- 
videre, Illinois. He m/l Ellen Fairchild of Lincklaen, New 

York in 1827. She was the dau. of Abel and Nancy ( ) 

Fairchild and was born 1798/9 and died January JO, 1831, 
age 32 yrs. (gs) about 4 years after their marriage. She 
is buried in the Lincklaen Cemetery in Cortl. Co., N.Y. 
He m/2 Sarah Thomas of Cazenovia, N.Y. and she died after 
1880 in Belvidere, 111. 

If he had any children, they are unknown. 

Resources 1 Records of Mrs. John Keller of Lititz, Penn.; Vo 
180 p. 3 Madison Co.. N.Y. Cemetery Records ; Research of 
Mrs. Grodon Ginther of Norwich, M.Y. 

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1428. CHARLES BENJAMIN 7 (Elijah ^ Joseph 3 "* 2 , John 1 ) born Octo- 

ber 7, 1798 at DeRuyter, Madison Co., New York; the son of 
Elijah and Elizabeth (Paddock) Benjamin ; died February 10, 
1874 (gs) at DeRuyter, N.Y. He is buried in the Seventh 
Day Baptist Church Yard, Cem. #2, at DeRuyter. He married 
Amanda Waters of Fabius, N.Y. on November 25, 1820. She 
was born May 22, 1802/3 at Fabius, Onondaga Co., N.Y. and 
died January 16, 1864, age 71 yrs. 7 mos. (gs). She is 
buried with her husband. 

Charles was a shoemaker and listed in the 1840, 50, 55, 
and i860 census records of DeRuyter, Madison Co., N.Y. 

Children of Charles and Amanda (Waters) Benjamin t 
♦2870. George P. /J. Benjamin b. December 22, 1822 at Fabius 

Onondaga Co., N.Y. 
*2871. Hiram D. Benjamin b. January 20, 1824 at DeRuyter. 
♦2872. Willis W. Benjamin b. July 31, 1826 at Truxton. 
2873. Sarah Loretta Benjamin b. 1827 in Madison Co., N.Y.; 
m. 1855 (as, his 2nd wife) Royal Burdick b. Febru- 
ary 9t 1814. Had son DeLancy Burdick b. 1866, 
d. June 1867 at New Ashburn, N.Y. 
?*2874. Warren H. Benjamin b. 1828 at Truxton, N.Y. 
♦2875. Jane H. Benjamin b. April 2, 1829 at Delphi, N.Y. 

2876. Ansel Marvin Benjamin b. Oct. 13, 1830 at Truxton; 

d. February 5» 1891 at Owensville, Iowa. 

2877. Marvin H. Benjamin b. January 21, 1832 at Truxton; 

d. September 1, 1901 at Eden, Michigan; m. Flor- 
ence A. Thurston of Dran, N.Y. on Sept. 18, 1865 
at the First Methodist Church in Syracuse, N.Y. 

2878. Joel B. Benjamin b. March 21, 1834. 
♦2879. Bethany Elizabeth Benjamin b. Nov. 8, 1835. 

♦2880. Aaron T/Fred Benjamin b. January 25, 1839 at Madison 
Co., N.Y. 

Resourcesi Records of Mrs. John Keller of Lititz, Perm. ; 
Vol. 183 p. 133 Madison Co.. N.Y. Cemetery Records ; p. 266 
Desc. of Robert Burdick of R.I. . Johnson, 1837; Research of 
Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. ; PAR Records Vol. 209 
p. 25. (Note 1 Warren was not included in Bible records as 
a son. ) 

1429. LORETTA BENJAMIN 7 (Elijah 6 " 5 , Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Febru- 

ary 5» 1804 at DeRuyter, Madison Co., New York; the dau. of 
Elijah and Elizabeth (Paddock) Benjamin; died February 1, 
1886, age 82 yrs. 3 days, (gs) at Pompey, New York. She 
married Capt. Ira C. Burdick on June 26, 1823 at Truxton, 
New York. He was the son of William and Anna (Cloon) Bur- 
dick and was born February 6, 1799 and died I876. 

Loretta was a descendant of the Elder William Brewster 
of the Mayflower on the Paddock line. 

Children of Ira C. and Loretta (Benjamin) Burdick: 
2881. LaFayette Burdick b. 1824 in Cortland Co., N.Y.; m. 
Mehitable Paddock, dau. of Nathan and Mehitable 

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(Eaton) Paddock. LaFayette owned the Paddock 
Flour Mill at Amboy (Camillus), N.Y. in 1861, which 
was built in 1826/7 by Nathan Paddock. 

2882. Elijah W, Burdick b. 1826 in Cortland Co., N.Y.i m. 

Mary Hull. 

2883. Hubbard Smith Burdick b. May 11, 1827 in Cortland Co 

N.Y.; m. Jane A. Benjamin. 

2884. Ira Deloss Burdick b. 1828; m. Agnes Coleburn. 

2885. Elizabeth Burdick b. 1833; d. 1841. 

2886. Charles M. Burdick b. 1836; d. 1841. 

2887. Francis Henry Burdick b. 1841 in Cortland Co., N.Y.i 

d. 1862 in Saginaw, Michigan; unmarried. 

2888. DeVello B. Burdick b. 1843; m. Clara M. Hatten. 

Resources i p. 113 and 246 Desc. of Robert Burdick of R.I.. 
Johnson, 1937 t Records of Robert J. Curfman of Kansas City, 
Missouri. 

1432. SAMUEL BENJAMIN 7 (Darius 6 , Elijah 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

1785 at Dutchess Co., New York; the son of Darius and 
Charity (Rice) Benjamin; died November I863, age 79 (gs) at 
DeRuyter, Madison Co., New York and buried in the DeRuyter 

Village Cemetery. He m/l Charlotte who was born 1782 

and died 1812, age 30 yrs. (gs). He m/2 Hulda b. 1787 

and died 1829, age 32 (gs). He m/3 Betsey who was born 

1789 and died 1833, age 44 (gs). All of his wives are hur- 
ried in the same cemetery. 

Samuel was a farmer and was in the 1850 and 1855 census 
of Truxton, Cortland Co., New York. By i860 he was living 
with his daughter. 

Children of Samuel and Huldah ( ) Benjamin $ 

2889. Melissa Benjamin b. 1825 at Freetown, Cortland Co., 

N.Y.; died 1884 at Cuyler (gs); m. Fred Shaw b. 
1826 in Chenango Co., N.Y., d. 1884 (gs). They 
are both buried in the Cuyler Village Cemetery. 
Issue; Ida M. b. 1854; Malow b. 1857; and Milo 
Shaw b. 1866. 

Children of Samuel and Betsey ( ) Benjamin 1 

2890. Alonzo M. Benjamin b. 1833/4 at Cortland Co., N.Y. 

Resources! Research of Mrs. John Keller of Lititz, Penn. ; 
and of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

1433. JAMES DARIUS BENJAMIN 7 (Darius 6 , Elijah 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born July 2/29, 1786 at Putnam Co., New York; the son of 
Darius and Charity (Rice) Benjamin; died October 4, 1867, 
age 81 yrs. 2 mos. (gs) at DeRuyter, Madison Co., N.Y. He 
is buried in the New Cemetery #1 at DeRuyter. He married 
Sally Spear on June 20, 1811. She is the dau. of Eli and 
Jane H. (Tower) Spear and was born April 9» 1796 at Shutes- 
bury, Mass. and died February 12, I876, age 80 (gs) at De- 
Ruyter, N.Y. and is buried with her husband. 

315 



For some yaars James taught school six miles from him, 
traveling by marked trees. No roads through the forest, 
many bears and other wild animals. He would have to roll 
large logs into the huge fireplace to keep a fire going 
during his 6 days of absence. The indomitable 15 year old 
Sally kept her first home in the DeRuyter wilderness and 
began raising her wonderful family of 13 t to grow to man 
and womanhood j upright, forceful people. They nearly all 
lived to be over 80 years of age and their descendants 
scattered widely, many being in New York state and Michigan 

Children of James D. and Sally (Spear) Benjamin i 

♦2891. Charlotte Benjamin b. July 30, 1812 at DeRuyter, NY 

♦2892. James Darwin (Darius) Benjamin b. August 2, 1814. 

♦2893. Alfred Benjamin b. July 16, 191? at DeRuyter. 

*2894. Almeda Benjamin b. December 4, 1819 at DeRuyter. 
2895. Edward W. Benjamin b. February 2?, 1822 at DeRuyterj 
d. April 29, 1896 in a Civil War Soldier's Home in 
Michigan. His will is on file (#5580 F70), but 
that shows he died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His 
brother James is the executor of his estate and 
names his brothers and sisters as his heirs. 

♦2896. Eli Spear Benjamin b. January 30, 1842. 

*2897. Jane Maxon Benjamin b. March 22, 1826 at DeRuyter. 

*2898. Sarah (Sally) Benjamin b. April 9, 1828. 

*2899. Orville Benjamin b. July 21, I830/I. 
2900. Charity Elville Benjamin b. June 2, 1832 at DeRuyter 
d. May 1916; m. May 28, 1855 John T. Lawrence. Sh 

may have m/2 Hammer. In I896 she resided in 

Westfield, New Jersey. She had no issue. 

♦2901. Montville Benjamin b. June 5» I836 at DeRuyter. 

*2902. Mary Mariah Benjamin b. September 25, I838. 

2903. James DeWitt Benjamin b. I839 at DeRuyter, N.Y.j 

d. 1906 in DeRuyterj apparently unmarried. 

Resources 1 p. 94 Spear Gen. . Spear, 1938 j Vol. 92 p. 44 and 
Vol. 121 p. 208, Vol. 118, p. 265 PAR Lineage Books ; Re- 
cords of Mrs. John Keller of Lititz, Penn. 

1436. HARRY BENJAMIN 7 (Darius , Elijah 5 , Joseph ~^~ , John ) born 
about 1796 at DeRuyter, Madison Co., New York; the son of 
Darius and Charity (Rice) Benjamin. Data concerning his 
death and marriage is unknown. 

Children of Harry Benjamins 

2904. Hewitt R. Benjamin b. 1826 in N.Y.j d. August 6, 

1891, age 65 yrs.; m. Carrie E. Brewster be. 1847 
in Ludlow, the dau. of Isaac and Angeline (Clark) 
Brewster, d. Jan. 21, 1926, age 79. 

Resourcei p. 45 Hist, and Gen, of Fam. of Chesterfield. 

1439. CHARITY BENJAMIN 7 (Darius 6 , Elijah 5 , Joseph^" 3 ' 2 , John 1 ) born 
in 1803 at DeRuyter, Madison Co., New Yorkjthe dau. of 

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Darius and Charity (Rice) Benjamin. She married Ezra Bur- 
dick on November 10, 1827 at DeRuyter, N.Y., the son of 
Capt. James Reed and Martha (Coon) Burdick. He was born 
Ap 1 23, 1798 at Hopkinton, R.I. 

Ezra moved from New York in 1842 and arrived in Elgin, 
Illinois in 1848. 

Children of Ezra and Charity (Benjamin) Burdicki 

2905. H. Celestia Burdick; m. Castle; residing in I885 

in Carbondale, 111. 

2906. Isaac M. Burdick b. 1833; d. 1905 in Carbondale, 111. 

2907. Laura E. Burdick; m. McCullough; resided in Car- 

bondale, 111, 

2908. Leona C. Burdick; m. Birson and resided in 1885 

in Robinson, 111. 

2909. E. Whitford Burdick; resided in Homer, 111. in I885. 

2910. Artemissa Burdick; m. Brady. 

Resourcesi p. 120 & 295 Desc. of Robert Burdick of R. I. . 
Nellie Johnson, 1937. 

1440. DARIUS BENJAMIN 7 . (Darius 6 , Elijah 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

in 1805 at DeRuyter, Madison Co., New York; the son of 
Darius and Charity (Rice) Benjamin; died April 25, I885, 
age 79 (gs) at Lincklaen, N.Y. and buried in the Lincklaen 
Cemetery in ChenangoCo., N.Y, He married Ursula Bristol in 
1828. She was born in 1810 (71800) and died June 24, 1880, 
age 70 yrs. (gs) (age on gs might read 80 yrs.?) and she is 
buried with her husband. 

Darius resided in Lincklaen since I836, and was on the 
assessment rolls 1872-1880. The 1850 and I855 census re- 
cords lists Anna Bradley, b. Conn. , as mother-in-law. 

Children of Darius and Ursula (Bristol) Benjamin; 

2911. Content Benjamin b. 1831; d. September 5, 1831, age 

3 mos. 25 days, (gs); buried with parents. 
*2912. Elijah H. Benjamin b. I832 in Cortland Co., N.Y. 
♦2913. Alpheus Benjamin b. 1835 in Cortland Co., N.Y. 

2914. Minerva K. Benjamin b. I837 in Chenango Co, N.Y. 

2915. Darius W. Benjamin b. 1840 in Chenango Co., N.Y. 

2916. Harriet Genell Benjamin b. 1847; d.May 10, 1847, 

age 4 mos 25 days, (gs) and buried with parents. 

2917. E. S. Benjamin; buried with parentsj no dates on gs. 

Resourcesi Vol. 08 p. 265 PAR Lineage Book ; Vol. 180 p. 3 
Madison Co.. N.Y. Cemetery Records ; Records of Mrs. John 
Keller of Lititz, Penn; Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of 
Norwich, N.Y. 

1441. MELISSA BENJAMIN 7 (Darius 6 , Elijah 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

April 26, 1807 at DeRuyter, Madison Co., New York; the dau. 
of Darius and Charity (Rice) Benjamin; died April 1885 at 
Carbondale, Kansas and buried at Nortonville, Kansas. She 
married in 1825 Varnum Maxon Burdick, who was born in 1803 

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and died in 185?. He is buried in the same cemetery. 

He was minister of the S.D.B. Church and pastor of the 
Truxton, N.Y. church in 1851. 

Children of Varnum and Melissa (Benjamin) Burdick i 

2918. Louisa Burdick d. 185? at Ridgeway, Kansas; m. Luth- 

er Hayes. 

2919. Darius Benjamin Burdick b. April 1?, 1830 at Truxton, 
> N.Y. 1 d. 1908; m/l Emily Merritt; m/2 Elizabeth 

Ann Warner j had dau. Lula Melissa Burdick b. at 
Carbondale, Kansas, m. Orville Erving Young. 

2920. Laura Burdick b. 1833; d. 1848 at Truxton, N.Y. 

2921. Miranda Burdick; d. 1851 at Elgin, Illinois. 

2922. Varnum Spencer Burdick b. 1838; m. Elizabeth E. 

Burdick. 

2923. Arza A. Burdick b. 1840; d. 1942. 

2924. John Wells Burdick b. 1842; d. 1861 near Elgin, 111. 

2925. Dr. Edwin Wells Burdick; m. Mary Potter from Wiscon- 

sin; graduate of Kansas Medical College; practiced 
in Calif, and Arizona; he had an orange ranch in 
Arizona, which his brothers inherited when he died 
When Ira died, Henry sold it and left a will of 
over $16,000. in the name of the Burdick boys to 
Engleside Assoc, at Topeka, Kansasa, to be used as 
a home for old ladies, called the "Melissa Burdick 
Home", in memory of their mother. 

2926. Henry Warren Burdick b. 1849; d. 1925; unm. ; resided 

in Los Angles, Calif. 

2927. Dr. Ira Delos Burdick b. 1852; d. 1918 at Los Angles, 

Calif. ; unm. ; graduate of Howard University. 

Resources; Records of Mrs. John Keller of Lititz, Perm. ; 
DAR #146995; p. 120 & 296 Desc. of Robert Burdick of R.I. . 
Nellie Johnson, 1937. 

1444. DAVID C. BENJAMIN 7 (Cyrus 6 , Elijah 5 , Joseph 3 ~ 2 , John 1 ) born 
November 7, 1793 at Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York (Pres- 
ton, Conn, vr); the son of Cyrus and Rhoda (Dibble) Benjam- 
in. He married Susan Budd of Fishkill on November 23, 1814 
at Fishkill. She was the dau. of U, Budd. 

He was a merchant and according to Dr. Wilson he had 
2 sons living in Stormville, Dutchess Co., N.Y. 

Children of David and Susan (Budd) Benjamin; 
♦2928. Susan Benjamin b. 1826 at Fishkill, N. Y. 
72929. 2 males. 

Resources; p. 184 Gen, of Russell Fam.. Russell . 1879 J 
Marriages and Deaths. Dutchess Co.. N.Y. . Reynolds, 1930 . 

1447. PETER BENJAMIN 7 . (Cyrus , Elijah 5 , Joseph ~ 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
February 14, 1800 at Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York; the 
son of Cyrus and Rhoda (Dibble) Benjamin; died September 2, 
1839, age 39, at Stormville, Dutchess Co., New York. He 

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married Mary (Polly) Seaman on July 5, 1820. She was born 
in 1800 and died 1854. 

Children of Peter and Mary (Seaman) Benjamin i 

2930. Phoebe S. Benjamin b. April 19,l823i d. July 14, 

1841; unm. 

2931. Charles Benjamin b. September 2, 1824; d. May 3, 

1845; unm. 
♦2932. Job S. Benjamin b. March 7, 1828 at Fishkill, N.Y. 

Resourcesi Vol. 110 p. 210 PAR Lineage Book ; p. 978 Whitney 
Fam.of Conn. . Whitney, 1878» Wilson Papers. 

1450. CHARLES I. BENJAMIN 7 (Cyrus 6 , Elijah 5 , Joseph* 1 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born February 17, 1805 at Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York; 
the son of Cyrus and Rhoda (Dibble) Benjamin; died 1877. 
He married Mary Tompkins on October 1828, the dau. of Moses 
and Gloria (Polly) (Anair Haviland) Tompkins. She was born 
February 18, 1804 at Farmer Mills, New Jersey and died in 
1882. (Note 1 Salt Lake Family Group Sheet says her mother's 
name was Gloria Anair Bonnet. ) 

Charles was a telephone operator and resided at Bristol, 
Conn. 

Children of Charles and Mary (Tompkins) Benjamin 1 

2933# Frank R. Benjamin; had a son Joseph Marsh Benjamin 

b. Newbury, New Jersey, d. Newark, N.J.; m. dau. 

of Mrs. Jacob VanVoohees of Fishkill Landing, N.Y. 
2934 Jacob Tompkins Benjamin b. 1829 at Dutchess Co., N.Y. 

d. 1920; m. Lavina M. Hall. 

2935. Fred Benjamin. 

2936. Martha F. Benjamin. 

2937. Emily F. Benjamin; m. Dodge. 

2938. Mary E. Benjamin; m. Vail. 

Resourcesi Wilson Papers; Boston Transcript Sept. 7, 1927; 
Tomkins-Tompkins Gen. . Tompkins, 1942; Family Group Sheet 
at Salt Lake City, Utah. 

1451. ELIZA (WEALTHY) BENJAMIN 7 (Cyrus , Elijah 5 , Joseph ~ 3 " 2 , John 1 

born May 10/28, 1807 at Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York; 
the dau. of Cyrus and Rhoda (Dibble) Benjamin; died January 
28, 1862 and buried in the Lincklean Cemeteryin Chenango Co. 
New York. She married Jared 0. Burdick on November 25» 
1830. He was the son of Benjamin and Anna (Carder) Burdick 
and was born July 25, 1807 and died in 1888. 

Children of Jared and Eliza (Benjamin) Burdick; 

2939. Samuel B. Burdick b. 1831; m. Sally Burdick. 

2940. Cyrus Burdick b. 1825; m/l Jane Bronson; m/2 Hannah 

Dean; m/3 Velma Hathaway. 
29^1. Lydia Jane Burdick b. I8385 d. 18?0. 
2942. Daniel D. Burdick b. 1844. 

Resourcesi p. 121, 299 Desc. of Robert Burdick of R.I. . 

319 



Nellie Johnson, 1937. 

1452. JOEL S. BENJAMIN 7 (Cyrus , Elijah 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
April 17, 1809 at Fishkill. Dutchess Co., New York; the son 
of Cyrus and Rhoda (Dibble) Benjamin; died February 4, 1882 
age 73-6-12 (gs) at Ridgefield, Conn, (vr 4A-200 & cr 7-246 
He is buried in the Ridgefield Cemetery, lot # 12-66. He 
married Harriet E. Mills on April 13, 1834 at Ridgefield, 
Conn, (vr 1-179). She was born 1815 and died June 7, 1878, 
age 61-1-1 (gs) (Vr 3A- 57 & cr 7-280). She is buried with 
her husband. 

He was a church member Sept. 3» 1865 in Ridgefield. He 
is referred to as a house painter in the chapter on indust- 
ries between 1800-50 and as a painter in a shop in 1825. 

A Joel Benjamin was listed in 1822 in the New York 
State Militia as an Ensign from Cayuga Co. 

Children of Joel S. and Harriet (Mills) Benjamini 
2943. Lucy Amy Benjamin b. 1837; d. November 27, I839, 
age 2 yrs. at Ridgefield. (vr 1-235). 
♦2944. Cyrus M. Benjamin b. 1841 at Ridgefield, Conn. 
*2945. Albert Mead Benjamin b. July 11, 1844. 
2946. Joel S. Benjamin b. March 26, 1847; d. June 25, I865 
age 18-2-29 at Ridgefield. (vr 3A-45). 
*2947. Clarissa Adaline Baker Benjamin b. August 29, 1850 
at Ridgefield, Conn. (vr). 

Resources 1 p. 165 & 385 Hist, of Ridgefield. Conn. . Rock- 
well, 1927j Hale's Collection of Conn. Church and Cemetery 
Records. 

1456. ANTHONY EVANS GAGE 7 (Hannah , Elijah 5 , Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born September 12, 1781 at Fredericksburgh, New York; the 
son of Alden and Hannah (Benjamin) Gage; died August 28, 
1839; married in 1815 Rhoda A. Evans b. June 11, 1787, died 
November 16, 1872. 

He moved to Pittstown, then Fairfield, and then to Bell 
ona, Yates Co., N.Y. He was a physician, graduate of Fair- 
field Medical College and a zelous Democrat, while all of 
his relatives were Republicans. 

Children of Anthony and Rhoda (Evans) Gagei 

2948. Mary Gage. 

2949. George W. Gage b. 1817; unm. 

2950. Caroline Gage; m. DeWitt C. Lawrence; resided in 

Washington, D. C. 

2951. Alden LaFayette Gage b. July 6, 1842; d. July 8, 

1906; m. Helen Mary Rathbone. Issue « Edith May 
b. May 8, 1851, d. 1933, unm.; George W. b. Mar. 
7, 1853, d. 1935, unm. j Hiram Rathbone b. Dec. 5, 
I856, m. Lena R. Rathbone. 

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1462. ALDEN GAGE 7 (Hannah 6 , Elijah 5 , Joseph 4 ' 3 ' 2 , John 1 ) born June 

14, 1790 at Pittstown, New York; the son of Alden and Han- 
nah (Benjamin) Gage; died October 2, 1821. The name of his 
wife is unknown. 

He moved to Fairfield, N.Y. and later to Columbus, Ohio 

Children of Alden Gagei 

2952. Albert Gage. 

2953. Horace M. Gage. 

Resources 1 Records of Robert Thompson of Sperryville, Va. 

1463. CYRUS BENJAMIN GAGE 7 (Mary 6 , Elijah 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 ' 2 , John 1 ) 

born November 16, 1784 at Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York; 
the son of Justus and Mary (Benjamin) Gage; died July 28, 
184? and buried in the Gage Cemetery in Wayne Twp. , Cass Co. 
Michigan. He married Mahala Wiltse of Dutchess Co., N.Y. 
on April 8, 1807. She was born September 16, 1785 and died 
October 16, 1848. 

He moved from the Southeast Precinct and Fishkill, Dut- 
chess Co., N.Y. to DeRuyter, Madison Co., N.Y. in 1819 with 
his wife and 4 sons, apparently on his way to Scipio and 
Ledyard, Cayuga Co., N.Y., where he was in 1820/1. In I839 
he went to Cass Co., Michigan, following his two brothers, 
Justus and Ebenezer. He was a farmer and served in various 
town offices. 

Children of Cyrus and Mahala (Wiltse) Gagei 

2954. Peter Benjamin Gage b. July 22, 1808/9; d. Sept. 6, 

1864 j m. Sept. 8, 1830 Sarah Crosby b. June 6, 
1811, d. Sept. 6, 1849; m/2 Mary Lucretia Perry on 
April 15. 1850. She b. 1821, d. June 1?, 1903. 

2955. Charles C. Gage b. July 28, 1811? m. Margaret . 

2956. Justus C. Gage b. July 26, 1813; d. Dec. 15, 1892; 

m. Catherine Allen and had no issue. He was quite 
a prominent farmer in Cayuga and Seneca Co., N.Y., 
and also quite an archaelogist. His obit says he 
was a Universalist, turned agnostic. His wife 
(1815-1901) was a Quaker, and both are buried in 
the Friend's Burying Ground of Union Springs, Cay- 
uga Co. , N.Y. 

2957. John Storm Gage b. April 8, 1816 at Fishkill, N.Y. » 

d. July 29, 1888; m. August 26, 1844 Caronine L. 
Hause b. April 12, 1821, d. S e pt. 17, 1905, the 
dau. of John and Esther (Ketchum) Hause. 

2958. Annis W. Gage b. April 29, 1821; d. 1844| m. Julius 

A. Barney j had no issue. 

2959. Caroline M. Gage b. March 11, 1825; m. Sullivan 

Treat; moved to Calif, during the Gold Rush. 

Resources; Records of Robert Thompson of Sperryville, Va. 

1464. ARTIMESIA GAGE 7 (Mary , Elijah 5 , Joseph ~ 3 ' 2 , John ) born Jan 

uary 10, 1787 at Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York; the dau. 

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of Justus and Mary (Benjamin) Gage. She married Ezra D. 
Barnes. They lived at Southeast Precinct, Dutchess Co. and 
DeRuyter, Madison Co., New York. 

Children of Ezra and Artimesia (Gate) Barnes i 

2960. Ezra D. Barnes Jr.; d. Dec. 26, 18?6 at Byron, N.Y. 

2961. Ira Gage Barnes; d. after March 1880. 

Resources 1 Records of Robert Thompson of Sperryville, Va. 

1465. ARZA GAGE 7 (Mary , Elijah 5 , Joseph 3 ~ 2 , John 1 ) born June 5» 
1790 at Fishkilly Dutchess Co., New York; the son of Justus 
and Mary (Benjamin) Gate; died January 16, 1866. He mar- 
ried Mary (Polly) Herrick on March 9» 1816. She was born 
September 1797 at Springfield, Otsego Co, N.Y. They also 
lived at Southeast, Dutchess Co., N.Y. and DeRuyter, Madi- 
son Co. , N.Y. 

Children of Arza and Mary (Herrick) Gagei 

2962. Mary M. Gage b. July 2, 1817; m. Dr. James Whitford 

b. Aug. 13, 1811 at Otsego, N.Y.; d. Apr. 16, 1901 
at Syracuse, N.Y. (He was the attending physician 
at the birth of Lyman D. Gage.) 

2963. Edwin L. Gage b. May 8, 1822; m. Jane Arnold. 

2964. Caroline L. Gage b. November 27 , 1826? m/l Lloyd 

Glover who d. prior to 1866; m/2 in 1866 John D. 
Patterson b. May 1, 1816 at Londonderry, N.H., d. 
March 7. 1902 at Geneva, N.Y. 

Resources 1 Records of Robert Thompson of Sperryville, Va. 

1467 . ELIAS B. GAGE 7 (Mary 6 , Elijah 5 , Joseph 1 * -3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

April 20, 1800 at Dutchess Co. or Madison Co., New York; 
the son of Justus and Mary (Benjamin) Gage; died October 
23, 1874, age 74-6-3 at Cassopolis, Michigan. He m/l 

Melissa and m/2 Lydia M. Hawkins, who died January 13. 

1890. 

He was a broom maker. They moved to Cass Co., Michigan 
and lived in Silver Creek Township. 

Some of the children listed below might be step-child- 
ren of his second marriage. 

Children of Elias Gagei 

2965. Francis M. Gage b. April 27, 1835. 

2966. J. Harvey Gage b. November 3, 1840. 

2967. Mary M. Gage b. December 30, 1843. 

2968. Charles C. Gage b. 1832; m. Margaret Van Horn on Nov 

ember 9. 1854. 

2969. Sarah S. Gage. 

2970. Annie (Annis) Gage. 

2971. Richard C. Gage. 

2972. Maria Gage. 

2973. Helen M. Gage. 

2974. Benjamin Gage. 

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2975. Erameline Gage. 

2976. Henry Gage. 

Resource 1 Records of Robert Thompson of Sperryville, Va. 

1469. EBENEZER GAGE 7 (Mary 6 , Elijah 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Feb- 

ruary 4, 1803 at DeRuyter, Madison Co., New York; the son 
of Justus and Mary (Benjamin) Gage; died August 20, I869. 
He married Minerva Allen, who died in 1854 and he m/2 Mary 
E. Smith b. I837 and d. 1911. 

He resided in DeRuyter, Madison Co. and Scipio and 
Ledyard, Cayuga Co., New York} Wayne and Dowagiac, Cass 
Co., Michigan and Berrien Co., Michigan. 

Children of Ebenezer and Minerva (Allen) Gage 1 

2977. Eli Allen Gage b. Jan. 7, 1840 at Cass Co., Mich. t 

d. Sept. 29, 1903 at Miles, Mich. j m. April 2, 
1878 Mary M. Inez McClellan, dau. of Capt. Samuel 
and Margaret (Simpson) McClellan. She b. June 28, 
1853 and d. Nov. 11, 1907. 

2978. Henry Clay Gage b. April 4, 1842 j d. May 11, 1908; 

m. i860 Juliet Barney. 

2979. Mary Elizabeth Gage b. Nov. ?, 1844; d. Nov. 16, 

1872 j m. Ephraim K. Townsend. He m/2 Mary E. 
(Smith) Gage, widowed step mother of his father. 

2980. Arza Gideon Gage b. April 21, 1847 ; d. April 10, 

1929» m. Oct. 30, 1877 Henrietta Wood of Niles. 

2981. Seneca Ebenezer Gage b. Sept. 20, 1840; d. Feb. 20, 

1914 at San Gabriel, Calif.; m/l Oct. 29, 1879 

Edith May Morton, dau. of C. C. and Mary ( ) 

Morton b. Oct. 2, 1861. d. Oct. 6, 1896; m/2 Aug. 
3. I898 Rebecca (Allen) Spooner, dau. of Elihu and 
Mable (Munsey) Allen b. 1854. 

Children of Ebenezer and Mary (Smith) Gage 1 

2982. Iva Jane Gage b. Sept. 30, I856; d. Dec. 11, 1902 at 

Dowagic, Mich., m. March 4, 1874 Charles L. Cross- 
man. 

2983. Lloyd E. Gage b. Jan. 2, 1861; m. Eva L. Hamilton. 

2984. Harriet L. Gage b. Aug. 3. 1866; d. after 1907i m. 

Eugene McKenzie who d. May 2, 1907. 

Resource 1 Records of Robert Thompson of Sperryville, Va. 

1470. JUSTUS GAGE 7 (Mary 6 , Elijah 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born March 

13. 1805 at DeRuyter, Madison Co., New York; the son of 
Justus and Mary (Benjamin) Gage; died January 21, 1875 and 
buried in the Riverside Cemetery at Dowagiac, Michigan. He 
married Matilda Ann Tinkler on April 12, 1832. She was 
born in 1810 and died after 1875 and is buried in the same 
cemetery. 

He resided in DeRuyter, Madison Co.j Scipio and Ledyard 
Cayuga Co.; Genesco and York, Livingston Co., New York and 
Wayne and Dowagiac in Cass. Co., Michigan, of the four 

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sons that came to Michigan, he was by far the best known 
and most prominent; particularly in the fields of education 
the ministery (Universalist) , and civic affairs. 

Children of Justus and Matilda (Tinkler) Gagei 

2985. Mariah L. Gage b. Aug. 28, 1833; d. Jan. 21, 1875 at 

Valmont, Colorado; m. May 1851 Horace A. McKeyes 
b. 1826. 

2986. DeWitt Clinton Gage b. April 6, I836; m. lone ; 

moved to Detroit, Mich. 

2987. Ruth Ann Gage b. Feb. 12, I838; d. Feb. 7, 1861; m. 

Kise. 

2988. William Harrison Gage b. March 2, 1840 at Dowagic, 

Mich.; d. April 13* 1871 at Dowagic; m. Sept. 1, 
1861 Ada I. Salisbury b. 1841; d. Oct. 16, 1926. 

2989. Benjamin Franklin Gage b. Oct. 14, 1846; d. Sept. 1, 

1915; m. July 4, 1870 Clara Ann Price. 

Resources; Records of Robert Thompson of Sperryville, Va. 

1471. ELI A. GAGE 7 (Mary , Elijah 5 , Joseph 3 ~ 2 , John 1 ) born Jan- 
uary 11, 1807 at DeRuyter, Madison Co., New York? the son 
of Justus and Mary (Benjamin) Gage; died March 3, 1879. He 
married Mary Cornelia Judson on October 3» 1831. She died 
April 2, 1873. 

He resided in DeRuyter, Madison Co.; Rome, Oneida Co., 
New York and Evanston, Cook Co., Illinois. In 1846 the 
family moved from DeRuyter to Rome, where Eli had a drug 
store. It was probably after the death of his wife that he 
moved to Evenston and lived, probably, with one of his sons. 

Children of Eli and Mary (Judson) Gagei 

2990. Amelia M. Gage b. June 23, 1834. 

2991. Lyman Judson Gage b. June 28, I836; d. Jan. 26, 1927 

at Point Loma, Calif.; m/l Sarah B. Etheridge; m/2 
Mrs. Cornelia M. (Lansing) Washbourne of Denver; 
m/3 Mrs. Frances Ada Ballou. He was a former 
Secretary of Treasury of the U.S. under President 
McKinley. 

2992. Lloyd Glover Gage b. April 29, 1846; d. July 3, I885 

m. Emma Almira Langsworth. 

Resources Records of Robert Thompson of Sperryville, Va. 

1473. REUBEN BOHN BENJAMIN 7 (Asa 6 , James 5 , Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
December 29, 1792 at Worthington, Mass.; the son of Asa and 
Mary (Bromley) Benjamin; died January 30, 1864 at Pierpont, 
Ashtabula Co., Ohio. He m/l on January 15i 1817 Lydia 
Pratt at Ashtabula, Ohio (vr). She was born 1794-1802. He 
m/2 Almira Prince on November 1, 1826 at Pierport, Ashtabula 
Co., Ohio (vr), the dau. of Eli and Rhoda (Dawson) Prince. 
She was born July 12, 1808 at Windsor, Mass. and died 
June 18, 1861. 

He is listed in the 1820, 1840, and 1850 census of 

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Pierpont Township, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. 

Children of Reuben and Lydia (Pratt) Benjamin i 
2993. 1 female b. 1820-25. 

Children of Reuben and Almira (Prince) Benjamini 
*2994. Reuben Perry Benjamin b. 1827 at Pierpont. 

2995. Emily Benjamin b. June 30, 1829? d. Sept. 11, 1850. 

2996. Eli P. Benjamin b. May 4, I83I1 d. Sept. 11, I850. 

2997. Rhoda Benjamin b. March 12, 1832. 

Resources 1 Census Records; Family Group Sheet from Salt 
Lake City, Utah? Family Bible Records via Charles E. Ben jam 
in of New Haven, Ind. 

1475. ANSELL BENJAMIN 7 (Asa 6 , James 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Dec- 
ember 19. 1798 at Worthington, Mass.; the son of Asa and 
Mary (Bromley) Benjamin; died December 27, 1830 at Pierpont 
Ashtabula Co., Ohio. He married Marriba Snow at Pierport 
and she was born 1800-10. 

He is listed in the I830 census at Pierport, Ohio. 

Children of Answll and Marriba (Snow) Benjamini 

2998. 1 male b. 1820-25. 

2999. 1 female b. 1820-25. 

3000. 1 male b. 1825-30. 

Resources 1 Census Records. 

1477. GEORGE NELSON BENJAMIN 7 (Asa 6 James 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born February 28, 1807 at Worthington, Mass.; the son of 
Asa and Mary (Bromley) Benjamin. He married Elizabeth 
Rawson on July 12, 1826 at Ashtabula Co., Ohio (vr). She 
was born 1810-20. She m/2 in 1845 Enoch Wood at Hurton, 
Erie Co. , Ohio. 

In 1840 he is listed in census records at Penn. Twp., 
Delaware Co., Ohio and in 1830 at Pierport, Ashtabula Co. 

Children of George Nelson and Elizabeth (Rawson) Benjamini 

3001. Elizabeth Rawson Benjamin b. 1825-30 in Ohio. 

3002. 1 female b. 1830-35. 

3003. 1 male b. 1830-25. 

3004. 1 male b. 1835-40. 

Children of Enoch and Elizabeth (Rawson Benjamin) Wood. 
William Lyon Wood. 

Resourcei Census Records; Boston Transcript Jan. 7, 1929. 

1478. ELISHA BENJAMIN 7 (James 6 " 5 , Joseph ~ 3 " 2 , John 1 ); the son of 

James and Eunice (Bromley) Benjamin; bapt. May 22, 1785 at 
Worthington, Mass. He married Mary Hale. 

He lived in Wolcott, Wayne Co., New York. 

Children of Elisha and Mary (Hale) Benjamini 

3005. Cordelia Benjamin; m. James M. Wilson. Had son Ben- 

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jamin Wilson b. July 25. 1840 at Wolcott, N.Y., m. 
May 15, 1866 Mary Elizabeth Levenworth b. Feb. 16, 
1844 at Wolcott, N.Y., dau. of Elisha Lee Levenwor 

Resourcesi p. 966 Hist, of Desc. of Elder John Strong of 
Northampton. Mass .. Dwight, 1871 J Research of Mrs. Stevens 
via Mrs. W. R. Lawrence of St. Michaels, Md. 

1481. JAMES V. BENJAMIN 7 (James 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 ' 2 , John 1 ) born in 

Worthington, Mass.; the son of James and Eunice (Bromley) 
Benjamin; bapt. June 27, 1790 at Worthington (cr); died 
in 1862 at either Murray or Albion, New York. He married 
Sarah Ross on October 22, 1809 at Lyme, Conn. She was born 
in 1791 at Lyme. 

He died instestate and insolvent in Orleans County, New 
York. The petition for administration of his estate was 
filed by a man to whom James owed money and the list of his 
heirs is incomplete. Those listed werei Mrs. M. E. (?N.) 
True of Lafayette, Ind. ; James V. R. , U.S. Army; Mary; 
Henry E. ; Francis E. of Albion, N.Y. and Sarah E. 

James was listed in the 1850 and i860 census at Murray, 
Orleans Co., N.Y. and is listed in i860 as a retired 
physician. 

Children of James and Sarah (Ross) Benjaminj 
*3006. James VanRensalaer Benjamin b. 1810 at Hinsdale, Mass 

3007. Sarah E. Benjamin. 

3008. Henry E. Benjamin. 

♦3009. Mary E. Benjamin b. 1817 at Hinsdale, Mass. 
3010. VanRensalier Benjamin b. 1820. In i860 in Clayton, 

Jefferson Co., N.Y. Van R. A. Benjamin is listed 

as postmaster. 
*3011. Ambrose S. Benjamin b. 1824-28 in New York. 

3012. Harley E. Benjamin b. 1826 in New York. 

3013. Francis E. Benjamin b. I832 at Holly, N.Y. 

3014. Highland C. Benjamin b. I838 at Holly, N.Y. 

3015. Emily (Emma) Benjamin b. 1840 at Holly, N.Y. 

Resourcesi Records of Ella Sprague of Grand Island, Nebras- 
ka; Records of Stephen True of Fairfax, Calif.; Wilson 
Papers; Records of Edith Benjamin. 

1482. KEZIAH BENJAMIN 7 (James 5 , Joseph 5 " 2 , John 1 ) born January 

19. 1792 at Worthington, Mass.; the dau. of James and 
Eunice (Bromley) Benjamin; bapt. August 5» 1792 at Worthing 
ton (cr); died February 22, I858 at Buffalo, New York. She 
married Jesse Stone on January 1, 1818 at Worthington. He 
was the son of John and Nancy (Rice) Stone and was born May 
1, 1789 at Ward (now Alburn), New York and died June 22, 
1830 at Buffalo, N.Y. 

They resided at Worthington until 1830, when they moved 
to Columbus, Ohio where he was in the dry goods business. 
Later they moved to Buffalo. 

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Children of Jesse and Keziah (Benjamin) Stone i 

3016. Nancy Rice Stone b. 1824 at Worthington, Mass.; m. 

Rev. Grovenor Heacoock. 

3017. Elizabeth Sumner Stone b. 1826 at Worthingtom m. 

Charles Clark. 

3018. Adelia Benjamin Stone b. I835 at Columbus, Ohioi 

m/1 Gen. Clinton Jones True; m/2 Cyprian Parish 
Hewitt. 

Resourcesi p. 273 Gregory Stone Gen. . Bartlett, 1918. 

1483. ALVAH BENJAMIN 7 (James 6 " 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born October 
24, 1795 at Worthington, Mass.j the son of James and 
Eunice (Bromley Worthington) Benjamin; died January 17, 
1823, age 27 (vr & cr) at Worthington, Mass. He married 
Nancy Pease on May 18, 1820 at Middlefield, Mass. (vr). 
She was the dau. of Israel and Mary (Nancy) (Pease) Pease 
and was born May 28, 1796 and died October 24, 1864. She 
m/2 March 3, 1841 Salmon Loomis at Middlefield, Mass. (vr) 
of Hinsdale. 

Nancy, wife of Alvah Benjamin, was dismissed by letter 
on March 2, 1821 to a Worthington Church by the Middle- 
field, Church (cr). 

His will was dated February 4, 1823 and is on file at 
Hampshire Co., Mass Probate Office (Box 13 #40) with wife 
Nancy and Elisha Mack as executors. He left all real and 
personal property to his wife Nancy. Most of it was form- 
erly property of his father, James. Alvah did not mention 
his son in his will. 

Children of Alvah and Nancy (Pease) Benjamin 1 
*3019. James Dickson (Dickerson) Benjamin b. April 30, 1821 
at Middlefield, Mass. (vr.) When James was 12 
years old, his name was changed from James to 
Alvah Jr. 

Resourcesi Wilson Papers; p. 655 Hist, of Ancient Windsor . 
Stilesi p. 70 List of Person's Who's Names Have Been 
Changed in Mass. 1780-1892 . 1893; Family Group Sheet from 
Salt Lake City, Utah; Vol. 3k p. 171 Mass. Wills. 1823. 

1487. FRANCIS (FRANKLIN) BENJAMIN 7 (James 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born April 25 • 1803 at Worthington, Mass. j the son of James 
and Eunice (Bromley Worthington) Benjamin; bapt. September 
23, 1807 at Worthington (cr); died February 7, 1871, age 67 
at Hartford, Conn. He married Esther Amanda Stowell, the 
dau. of Harvey and Margaret (Converse) Stowell. She was 
born November 16, 1812 at Peru, Mass. and died November 8, 
1837» age 25 yrs., at Worthington, Mass. (vr), probably in 
childbirth. 

Children of Francis and Esther (Stowell) Benjamin; 
3020. Helen Benjamin b. 1832; d. May 28, 1841/2, age 10 of 
scarlet fever, at Worthington. (vr). 

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3021. Lydia Amanda Benjamin bp. 183? at Worthington, Mass. 

m. Thomas Mangle (Nagle) at Hartford June 24, 1865 
be. I836 in Ireland} had 3 daus. and 1 son. 

3022. Franklin Benjamin b. I83? ?stillbirth. 

Resources 1 p. 215 Stowell Gen. . Stowell, 1922. 

1488. JONATHAN BENJAMIN 7 (Roger , James 5 , Joseph " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
1793 (cr) or 1795 (gs) at Worthington, Mass.; the son of 
Roger and Elizabeth (Starkweather) Benjamin; died June 13/ 
23, 1824, age 31 (gs) or age 29 (vr) at Worthington, Mass. 
He m/1 Nancy Parish on December 4, 1817 at Worthington, 
Mass. (vr). She was born in 1795 and died May 6, 1819, age 
24 (gs) at Worthington, Mass., of ennsumption. He m/2 
Susan Starkweather Hazen on January 1, 1821 at Worthington, 
Mass. (vr). She was the dau. of Nathan and Phoebe (Stark- 
weather) Hazen and was born December 12, 1801 at Worthing- 
ton and died February 21, 1881 at Hartford, Conn. She m/2 
in 1827 Oliver Parsons Parish. 

Jonathan's will is dated May 12, 1824 and probated Sept 
ember 14, 1824 at Hampshire Co., Mass. (#13i4?) with Jona- 
than Brewster as executor. He left one third to his wife 
Susan for life, and afterward one half each to Nancy Parish 
and Jonathan. He owed money to Consider Benjamin. The 
mother was appointed guardian for Nancy Parish, who was 
under age. 

Children of Jonathan and Susan (Hazen) Benjamin 1 

3023. Nancy Parish Benjamin b. May 22, l822j bapt. August 

11, 1822 at Worthington, Mass.; d. November 28, 
1863; m. May 13, 1844 at Hartford, Conn, (vr 1-202 
to Dr. George Whiting Burke of Palmer, Mass. 

3024. Jonathan Benjamin bp. June 10, 1824 (in last stages 

of consumption) at Worthington, Mass. 5 d. Septem- 
ber 3# 1824, age 7 mos. (gs). 

Resources 1 Worthington, Mass. Vital Records; Family Group 
Sheet from Mormon Library at Salt Lake City, Utah. 

1492. ELY (ELI) BENJAMIN 7 (Roger , James 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
in Worthington, Mass. ; the son of Roger and Elizabeth (Star 
kweather) Benjamin; bapt, June 14, 1801 at Worthington, 
Mass. (cr). He married Sally Kingman, a widow, on May 10, 
1827 at Worthington, Mass. 

Children of Ely and Sally (Kingman) Benjamin; 

3025. Charles Benjamin d. August 29, I830 f age 3 yrs. (cr) 

3026. Eli Benjamin d. August 1831, as an infant (cr) at 

Worthington, Mass. 

3027. Helen Benjamin b. 1832; d. May 28, 1842, age 10 yrs. 

from scarlet fever (cr) at Worthington, Mass. 

Resource 1 Worthington, Mass. Vital Records. 

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1494. CHAUNCEY BENJAMIN 7 (Roger 6 , James 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 ' 2 , John 1 ) born 
June 6, 1797 at Worthington, Mass.j the son of Roger and 
Elizabeth (Starkweather) Benjamin} bapt, June 14,1801 at 
Worthington, Mass. (cr). In 1825 he married Harriet . 

Children of Chauncey and Harriet ( ) Benjamin i 

*3028. Fordyce J. Benjamin b. 1826 perh. at Albany, Albany 
Co. , New York. 

Resourcesi Records of Melanie Sprague of Seattle, Wash. 

1500. ELIZABETH ( ELIZA) BENJAMIN 7 (Roger 6 James? Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 
born about 1801 at Worthington, Mass.j the dau. of Roger 
and Elizabeth (Starkweather) Benjamin; bapt. June 14, 1801 
at Worthington (cr)i died May 2, 1874, age 72-2-22. She 
married (int.) May 10, 1823 Benjamin Bryant, the son of Eli 
and Susan (Warren) Bryant. He was born October 29, 1797 
and died August 6, 1854 of smallpox. 

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Bryanti 

3029. Monroe Benjamin Bryant b. May 2, 1824. 

3030. Eleanor Bryant j m. Austin Thayer. 

3031. Jonathan Pomeroy Bryant. 

3032. Francis Dwight Bryant. 

3033. Ezra Starkweather Bryant. 

3034. Elizabeth Susan Bryant. 

3035. Eliza Ann Bryant. 

3036. Cornelia K. Bryant. 

Resources! p. 60 Starkweather Gen. , Starkweather, 1904j 
p. 65 Families of Chesterfield. Mass. , 1962. 

1504. RALPH HUNTINGTON 7 Priscilla 6 . James 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born November 23 t 1784 at Worthington, Mass.j the son of 
Simon and Priscilla (Benjamin) Huntingtonj died May 30, 
1866 at Boston, Mass.; married November 20, 1809 Judith 
Cooper Bradford, dau. of Perez and Lucy (Rand) Bradford. 
She died November 8, 1812. 

He was a teacher and farmer. He had charge of an 
Academy at the age of 21. He became a banker and opened 
the Exchange Office in Boston. He relinquished this busi- 
ness to his brother, Benjamin, and went to St. Domingo, to 
enter business with his brother Samuel. When Samuel died, 
he returned to Boston. 

Children of Ralph and Judith (Bradford) Huntington 1 

3037. Julia Bradford Huntington b. December 3, 1810 at Bos 

ton, Mass.j died November 6, 1897? m. April 14, 
I836 John Warren James, who d. Feb. 7, 1861. He 
was a lawyer and in politics. See Hundred Boston 
Orators by Loring for a biographical sketch. 
Julia showed talent in writing poems. 

Resourcesi p. 556-7 Huntington Gen , 1915t family associatio 

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150 5. SAMUEL HUNTINGTON 7 (Priscilla , James 5 , Joseph 3 ~ 2 , John 1 ) 
born October 31, 1786 at Middlefield, Mass.; the son of 
Simon and Priscilla (Benjamin) Huntington; died June 11, 
1831 » en route to the U.S. from St. Domingo. He married 
Honor ine Charlotte at St. Domingo. 

Children of Samuel and Honor ine (Charlotte) Huntington i 

3038. Fanny Huntington. 

3039. Mary Huntington. 

3040. Ralph Edward Huntington b. April 20, 1825 at St. Do- 

mingo, West Indies; d. I869 at St. Domas, W.I.} 
m. April 20, 1853 Susannah Daniels, dau. of Joseph 
W. and Adelaide (Carminati) Daniels b. 1831; d. 
July 28, 1899. Issues Ralph Bartholomew b. 1856$ 
Alfred Christopher b. I86l| and Fanny. 

3041. Samuel Huntington; died young while at school at 

West Farms, New York. 

Resources; p. 557-8 Huntington Gen. . 1915. 

1506. BENJAMIN HUNTINGTON 7 (Priscilla 6 , James 5 , Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born June 1, 1789 at Worthington, Mass.; the son of Simon 
and Priscilla (Benjamin) Huntington; died June 1832; mar- 
ried Caroline Dolliver, dau. of Peter Dolliver. 

He was a broker in Boston and a Colonel in the Militia. 

Children of Benjamin and Caroline (Dolliver) Huntington; 

3042. Amelia Huntington b. July 29,1820; d. unm. February 

12, 1879. 

3043. Charles Sanders Huntington b. November 4, 1821; d. 

April 16, 1850 at Salem, Mass. He was Captain of 
a sailing ship "Boreno" and later of the "August- 
ine Hurd" . 

3044. Frances Huntington b. May 1833; died young. 

3045. Caroline Elizabeth Huntington b. November 7, 1842; 

d. Feb. 26, 1912; m. 1857 William D. Flint, son of 
Rev. Dr. Flint of Medford, Mass. He was "of Salen 
a bookkeeper, and died circa 1880. Issue; George 
Huntington Flint b. I858 and William Benjamin 
Flint b. 1861 at Boston. 

3046. Frances Sophia Huntington b. July 7 t 1826 at Boston; 

d. Dec. 24, 1870 at Boston; m. April 23, 1850 
William A. Wright of Boston, who d. Nov. 18, I885 
at Denver, Colo. Issue; Charles Huntington b. 
1851 and Frank Vernon Wright b. I855. 

Resources; p. 559-61 Huntington Gen. . 1915. 

1507. SYBIL HUNTINGTON 7 (Priscilla , James 5 , Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born May 31 » 1791 at Worthington, Mass.; the dau. of Simon 
and Priscilla (Benjamin) Huntington. She married Nathaniel 
Eager, son of Nathaniel Eager. He died July 18, 1859. 

Children of Nathaniel and Sybil (Huntington) Eager; 

330 



3047. Samuel Huntington Eager b. April 24, 1814. 

3048. Jennison Eager b. Dec. 14, 1815; d. May 8, 18?1 at 

New York City; m. Oct. 1, 1857 Laura Edwards at 
Worthington, Mass., the dau. of Oliver and Laura 
(Starkweather) Edwards. She b. Nov. 22, 1827 and 
d. Dec. 25, 1897. Issuei Laura Edwards? Jennison; 
Louise; Oliver Edwards; and Nathaniel Eager. 

3049. Mary Huntington Eager b. Oct. 1818; d. Oct. 4, 1870; 

m. Sept. 13, 1841 Charles Robert Starkweather, son 
of Rodney and Jane (Starkweather) Starkweather. 
He was b. May 8, 1816 and d. Aug. 27, 1867 at 
Chicago, 111. He was in the Real Estate business 
and on the Board of Trustees of Lake Forest Col- 
lege. Issuei Ralph Eager; Julia Maria; and Char- 
les Huntington Starkweather. 

3050. James Eager b. Sept. 12, 1819; d. unm. 

3051. Jonathan Huntington Eager b. Jan. 18, 1822; m. May 

Parsons; resided in Worthington, Mass. 

3052. Julia Eager b. June 15, 1824; d. June 9, 1845. 

3053. Joseph Eager b. Oct. 12, 1829; d. 1889; m. Mary 

Elliot; Issuei Joseph P. Eager who was member of 
firm of J. and J. Eager, Importer in New York City 

3054. Lucy Huntington Eager b. Jan. 4, 1832; d. April I898 

m. Oct. 15, I863 Thomas Leeds Morgan. Issuei 
Mary Sybil b. 1866, m. 1839 Charles Huntington 
Starkweather, son of Lucy's sister, Mary; Lucy 
Isabel Morgan b. 1868 m. I869 Charles H. Wardell. 

Resources! Wilson Papers; letter from Joseph P. Eager; 
p. 240 and 56I Huntington Gen. . 1915. 

1508. SARAH HUNTINGTON 7 (Priscilla 6 , James 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born November 4, 1793 at Worthington, Mass.; the dau. of 
Simon and Priscilla (Benjamin) Huntington; died at Worth- 
ington, Mass.; m. Levi Clapp. 

Children of Levi and Sarah (Huntington) Clapp 1 

3055. Lewis Clapp; resided at Baltimore, Maryland. 

3056. Alexander Huntington Clapp b. Worthington. He be- 

came a minister, married, but no children. He and 
his wife died before 1913. 

3057. William Taylor Clapp b. Jan. 1821 at Worthington; 

m/1 Eliza Ophelia Billings b. Feb. 28, 1821 at S. 
Deerfield, Mass., d. Aug. 19, 1898/9 at Pasadena, 
Calif. He m/2 Dec. 25, 1899 Mrs. R. Elizabeth 
Burnham. Issuei Frederick Arthur b. 1850 at Con- 
way, Mass., m. 1877 AlmaMaria Batohelder; Jennie 
Huntington Clapp b. I856, m. Rev. Frank Culver; 
William Billings Clapp b. 1861, m. 1887 Velma 
Browne. 

Resourcei p. 562 Huntington Gen. . 1915. 

331 



1509. SOPHIA HUNTINGTON 7 (Priscilla , James 5 , Joseph 3 , John 1 ) 
born August 24, 1796 at Wortington, Mass.; the dau. of 
Simon and Priscilla (Benjamin) Huntington i married October 
31, 1820 Joseph White. He was a farmer and resided in 
Hinsdale, Mass. and died August 18, i860. 

Children of Joseph and Sophia (Huntington) White t 

3058. Sarah Huntington White b. Nov. 30, 1821; m. March 28 

1848 Charles Thomas Huntington b. Nov. 17, 1817 at 
Beeket, Mass., d. Jan. 14, 1913 at Toledo, Ohio. 
Had son Charles White Whuntington b. 1854 at Stock 
bridge, Mass. 

3059. Joseph Huntington White b. Jan. 28, 1824; d. March 

10, 1915» married and lived at Brookline, Mass. 
and was part owner of R.H. White and Co., a dry 
goods store in Boston. 

3060. Sophia M. White b. March 6, 1826; m. December29, 

1851 Stephen Wilcox; resided in Boston. 

3061. James White b. July 9, 1828; d. Sept. 3, 1895 at 

Williarastown, Mass.; m. Jan. 22, I856 Cornelia 
Kittredge, dau. of Benjamin Franklin and Harriet 
(Marsh) Kittredge b. April 16, 1830. Issue 1 
Lizzie Davis b. 1859 and Franklin Kittredge White 
b. 1866, m. Pauline Snow in 1897. 

3062. Jonathan Huntington White b. July 25 » I836 at Hins- 

dale, Mass. 

3063. Simon Huntington White b. May 22, 1837 at Hinsdale; 

d. Feb. 1, 1898 at Hinsdale; m. Nov. 11, 1857 at 
Westmoreland, N.H. Sarah Augusta Star key, dau. of 
Timothy M. and Mary (Pratt) Starkey. Isseui Mar- 
tin Henry b. 1858, m. 1901 Jennie Holmes; Julia 
James b. I865, d. 1901. 

3064. Ralph Huntington White b. July 11, 1841; d. Jan. 7, 

1917i m/1 Dec. 24, I863 Ellen M. Tucker, who d. 
Nov. 7, 1897. He m/2 Lena Hebberd. Issue « Anna 
Catherine; Emilie; Edith; and Ralph Herbert White. 

Resources 1 p. 562 Huntington Gen. . 2nd Edition, 1915. 

1518. ELLIS BENJAMIN 7 (Salah , James 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born in 

1800/1 at Stamford, Vermont; the son of Salah Bernard and 
Anna (Bromley) Benjamin; died April 25, 1880, age 80 at Ben 

nington, Vermont, (vr). He married Corrella who was 

born in 1800 and died February I865, age 65. 

He was listed in the I850 census of Pownal, Vermont. 

Children of Ellis and Corrella ( ) Benjamini 

3065. Abiatha/Abrather/Abiather Benjamin b. 1834/5 at 

Pownal, Vt. 1 d. May 28, 1857. 

3066. Henry Benjamin b. 1844. 

Resources! Census records and vital records of Vermont. 

1519. MASON BENJAMIN 7 (Salah 6 , James 5 , Joseph 3 ' 2 , John 1 ) born 

332 



about 1804; the son of Selah Bernard and Anna (Bromley) 
Benjamin; died September 22, 1861, age 56-11-8 (gs) at Ben- 
nington, Vermont (vr) and is buried in the Village Cemetery 

at Stamford, Vt. He married Mary who was born December 

6, 1810 in Canada and died January 28, 1892 at Coulterville 
Illinois and is buried in the Caled Cemetery at Sparta, 111 

Mary and her family moved to Coulterville, Illinois 
after the death of her husband. At her death, she left 
4 sons and 3 daus. (obit.). 

Children of Mason and Mary ( ) Benjamini 

*3067. Reuben Benjamin b. August 19t 1827 at Pownal, Vt. 
♦3068. William 0. Benjamin b. June 29, 1837 at Bennington, 

Vt. 
*3069. Hy E. Benjamin b. February 15, 1840 at Bennington. 

3070. Harriet L. Benjamin b. 1841 1 d. April 19, 1844, age 

3 years at Bennington, Vt. (vr). 

3071. Mason Benjamin Jr. b. 1847; d. March 8, 1852, age 

4-9-3 at Bennington, Vt. (gs). 

3072. son. 

Resources 1 Records of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Mass 
Records of Earl Benjamin of Portland, Oregon; MaHon's 
Pension record. 

71523. DEWEY BENJAMIN 7 (Salah , James 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
about 1810; the possible son of Salah Barnard and Anna 
(Bromley) Benjamin; married Betsey Green on April 7, 1834 
at Pownal, Vermont (vr). He resided in Bennington, Vermont. 

Children of Dewey and Betsey (Green) Benjamini 
*3073. Henry Benjamin b. 1844 at Bennington, Vermont. 
3074. Robert Benjamin ;perhaps m. Charlotte Cole, the dau. 

of Daniel and Jane (Bennett) Cole, b.c. 1844 at 

Pownal, d. Feb. 28, 1868, age 23 at Pownal, Vt. 

(vr). Had son Daniel S. Benjamin b. I868j d. Aug. 

24, 1868 at Pownal, Vt. (vr). 

Resources 1 Vital Records of Vermont. 

1531. MARY BENJAMIN 7 (Barzillia 6 "- 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Novem 
ber 12, 1798 at Milford, Conn. j the dau. of Barzillia and 
Mary (Wheeler) Benjamin; died March 10, 1829. She married 
September 8, 1822 in Conn, to Stephen Fowler i 

Children of Stephen and Mary (Benjamin) Fowleri 
3075. Mary Fowler; d. at age of 3 years. 

Resources 1 Wilson Papers; Hale Collection of Conn. Church 
Recourds; Barbour Collection of Conn. Vital Records. 

1534. SARAH D. BENJAMIN 7 (Barzillia ~ 5 , Joseph ~ 3 " 2 , John ) born 

April 16, 1804 at Charles Island, Milford, Conn.; the dau. 
of Barzillia and Mary (Wheeler) Benjamin; died January 16, 

333 



1884 at New Haven, Conn. She m/l Joseph Eaton of New 
Haven, Conn, and m/2 Charles Bradley. There was no 
issue of the second marriage. 

She is on the church rolls in 1832 of the First 
Church of Christ in New Haven. 

Children of Joseph and Sarah (Benjamin) Eastoni 

3076. Frank Eaton b. 1835; d. 1841, age 6 years. 

3077. Henry Eaton b. Feb. 16, 1837; m. Laura Spence 

and had 2 childreni Ida Ea ton b. Sept. 26, 
1858, m. May 11, 1887 Frank A. Cotton and had 
no children; Frank H. Eaton b. Aug. 8, 1862, 
d. Feb. 22, 1868. 

3078. William Eaton be. 18*10 5 d. Jan. I865 in Ander- 

sonville Prison in the Civil War. 

Resources! p. 197 Hist. Catalogue of First Church of 
Christ . Dexter, 1914; Wilson Papers. 

1535. LUCRETIA ANN BENJAMIN 7 (Barzillia 6 "- 5 , Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born January 2, 1806 at Milford, Conn. j the dau. of 
Barzillia and Mary (Wheeler) Benjamin; died April 15t 
1890 at San Francisco, California. She married March 
30, 1830 at New Haven, Conn, (vr 4-12) Deacon John 
Smith of Milford, Conn. 

He was a prominent citizen and deacon in the Bapt- 
ist Church in Milford. 

Children of John and Lucre tia (Benjamin) Smith 1 

3079. Henry Smith; m. Martha Frances Mix, dau. of 

George Mix of New Haven. Issue; Frank and 
Harry Smith. 

3080. John Hammond Smith b. Milford; d. Calif. 

3081. Lucretia Smith b. 1844 at Milford; m. John 

Curtis of Stratford, Conn.; resided in San 
Francisco; had dau. Aggie Curtis. 

Resources; Wilson Papers. 

1536. EVERARD BENJAMIN 7 (Barzillia 6 " 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

June 5t 1807 at Milford, Conn. 5 the son of Barzillia 
and Mary (Wheeler) Benjamin; bapt. July 3i 1831. as an 
adult at the First Cong. Church of New Haven (cr 4-205) 
died August 20, 1873» age 66 (gs) at New Haven, Conn. 
He is buried in the New Haven Cemetery, lot #1-347. He 
married Esther B. Merwin of Orange Co., Conn, on May 21 
1833 (Orange vr 1-8), the dau. of Daniel and Mary (Tom- 
lineon) Merwin. She was born February 16, 1811 and 
died June 13, 1885 at New Haven and is buried with her 
husband. 

He was a prominent merchant and one of the found- 
ers and Deacon of the Old College Street Church, now 
the Plymouth Cong* Church. 

They were dismissed in 1833 from the First Church 

334 



of Christ in New Haven to the Free, now Plymouth, 
Church. 

Children of Everard and Esther (Merwin) Benjamin i 

3082. Everard John Benjamin b. April 15, 1834 at New 

Haven j d. May 13, 1851, age 1? (gs) at New 
Haven, Conn. ; buried with parents. 

3083. Mary Esther Benjamin b. October 20, 1835; d. 

November 6, I898 at Seattle, Washington. 

3084. Julia Elizabeth Benjamin b. May 25, 1837 at New 

Haveni d. Nov. 20, 1855, age 18 (gs) at New 
Havem buried with parents. 

3085. James Brainard Taylor Benjamin b. March 26, 

1839 at New Haveni d. Jan. 1, 1858. He was 
killed by the Fire Engine "Croton", #1 of New 
Haven. He was a member of the Fire Dept. The 
accident happened Jan. 1, 1858, while going to 
a fire. 

3086. George Whitefield Benjamin b. January 11, 1841; 

d. May 5. 1842; New Haven (vr 5-125). 

3087. Rev. George Whitefield Benjamin b. February 8, 

1843 at New Haven; d. June 5. 1893. age 50 yrs 
unm. 1 buried in the New Haven Cemetery. He 
was a graduate of the Academical Theological 
and Medical Depts. of Yale. 

3088. Emma Louise Benjamin b. April 12, 1845 at New 

Haven, Conn. j d. August 25, I898 at Port 
Orange, Florida; m. 1864/5 Ebenezer Robinson, 
M.D. Issue 1 Benjamin Robinson b. I867 at New 
Haven and resided in Florida; Genevieve Rob- 
inson m. I898 J. A. James and resided in Seat- 
tle, Washington. 

3089. Edward Strong Benjamin b. July 11, 1847; d. Dec- 

ember 27, 1911, age 64, and buried in the 
Grove Street Cemetery at New Haven. (New Hav- 
en Episc. cr 5-459). He was "of Springside". 

3090. Gertrude Elizabeth Benjamin b. September 3. 1849 

m. February 19. 1879 Benjamin M. Buckingham of 
New Medford, Conn. 

Resources; Wilson Papers; p. 189 Hist. Catalogue of 
First Church of Christ in New Haven , Dexter, 1914. 

7 6 *> 4-3-2 1 

1541. JOSEPH RANSOM BENJAMIN' (Nathan , Barzillia^, Jos. J , John 

born either 1809 or 1811 at Wallingford, Conn.; the son 

of Nathan and Phoebe (Porter) Benjamin; bapt. March 10, 

1822 at the New Haven First Cong. Church (cr 4-198); 

died January 18, 1852 (though gs says 1853) age 41 at 

Nenvintas in the West Indies of yellow fever. His 

grave stone is at New HavenCemetery , lot #4-1101. He 

married Laura Andrews on October 21, 1832 at Cheshire, 

Conn, (vr P-476). He m/2 Laurette Sperry, dau. of Job 

and Azuba (Hotchkiss) Sperry. She was born February 

335 



22/23, 1813 at Wallingford, Conn, and died August 16, 
1892 (gs) and is buried in the same lot as her husband. 
The two wives MIGHT be the same person. 
Joseph was a sea captain. 

Children of Joseph R. and Laura (Sperry) Benjamini 

3091. Charles A. Benjamin b. 18J4 in Wallingford, Conn 

d. October 9, 1864 (gs) in the Civil War at 
Newburn, North Carolina of yellow fever. His 
grave stone is in the same lot as his parents. 

3092. Henry C. Benjamin b. May I836 at Fairhaven, Conn 

d. January 23, 1872; resided in Jersey City, 
New Jersey. 

3093. Samuel M. Benjamin; d. August 1843 (gs) at New 

Haven, Conn. Buried in lot #4-1101. 

3094. Silas J. Benjamin; d. August 1, 1843 (gs) and 

buried in lot #4-1101 at New Haven, Conn. 

3095. Mary J. Benjamin b. November 14, 1840 1 d. March 

16, 1857, age 16 (gs); buried in lot #4-1101 
at New Haven, Conn. 

3096. Susan L. Benjamin b. August 1, 1843. 

3097. Anna A. Benjamin b. March 2, 1846; m. Seaton 

Resources 1 Family Group Sheet from Library of L.D.S. at 
Salt Lake City, Utah; Hale's Collection of Conn. Cem- 
etery Records. 

1543. MERRIT BARZILLAE BENJAMIN 7 (Nathan 6 , Barz. 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 
born in 1814 at New Haven, Conn.; the son of Nathan and 
Phoebe (Porter) Benjamin; bapt. March 10, 1822 at the 
First Cong. Church of New Haven (cr 4-198); died Septem 
ber 1846, age 32, at sea. His grave stone is in the 
Litchfield, Conn. Cemetery, lot #2-74. He married Mary 
Ann Crouch on June 7, 1840 at Water town, Conn, (vr 1-30 
the dau. of Levi and Meriam Lucy (Sperry) Crouch. She 
was born December 19 » 1818 at Hamden, Conn, and died 
January 19 » 1847, age 28. She is buried in the same 
lot as her husband. 

Merrit was a sea captain and resided in Baltimore, 
Maryland at the time of his marriage. 

The names of children, if any, are unknown. 

Resources! Family Group Sheet from Library of L.D.S. in 
Salt Lake City, Utah; Hale's Collection of Conn. Church 
and Cemetery Records. 

1545. HARRIET ANN BENJAMIN 7 (Nathan 6 , Barz. 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born August 15, 1819 at New Haven, Conn. ; the dau. of 
Nathan and Phoebe (Porter) Benjamin. She married Henry 
LeGeyt, the son of John and Elizabeth (Newton) LeGeyt. 
He was born about 1812 in England. 

Children of Henry and Harriet (Benjamin) LeGeyti 

3098. Jennie LeGeyt; m. Clinton 0. Scoville. 

336 



3099. Harry Scoville LeGeyt, an adopted son. 
Resource i Hartford Times Jan. 2, i960. 

1545. ISAAC BENJAMIN 7 (John 6 , Barz. 5 , Joseph 4 ' 3 * 2 , John 1 ) born June 

23, 1804 at Milford, Conn. 1 the son of John and Comfort 
(Hines) Benjamin 1 bp. November 5, 1809 at the First 
Cong. Church of Milford (cr 1-123) 1 died August 8, I836 
at age of 32 at Yipsilanti, "Michigan. He married Sarah 
Smith of Milford, Conn., the dau. of John Smith, (date 
unknown). She was born in 1802 and died August I865 
at New Haven, Conn., age 63, and she is buried in the 
New Haven Cemetery, lot #2-610. 

Isaac was admitted to the church Aug. 26, 1821 (cr 
1-103) and February 22, I83O he and his wife were dis- 
missed to a church in North Milford, by the Milford 
First Cong. Church (cr 1-141). Sarah, the widow, is 
readmitted to the church on Nov. 5, I837 by letter from 
a church in Ypsilanti, Mich. (Milford First Cong cr 
3-D. 

(Notei Another record gives his death as August 1, 
1840, but this date is certainly not confirmed by the 
church records.) 

Children of Isaac and Sarah (Smith) Benjamin i 

3100. Isaac Smith Benjamin b. at Milford, Conn. j d. at 

age of 2 years at "Pokeepsie" , New York. 

3101. Elizabeth A. (Libby) Benjamin b. March 5, 1830 

at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. ; m. William E. Parker 
at New Haven, Conn, on December 2, I856. She 
died 189? in New Haven, Conn, and had a dau. 
Blanche Parker. 

3102. John Henry Benjamin b. March 10, 1832 at Pough- 

keepsie, N.Y.j m. Mary McFarland. Had a dau. 
Grace Benjamin b. 1861 at Milford, Conn. j m. 
Carleton and resided in New Orleans* La. 

3103. Sarah Benjamin b. December 5, 1836; m. Ben- 

nettj had a son Ernest C. Bennett b. Sept. 22, 
1852 at New Haven, Conn., m. April 20, 18?6 to 
Josephine Bird of New Haven, and had issue i 
Mabel Bennett b. I878 and Blanche Bennett b. 
1888. 

Resources! Wilson Papers; Hale's Collection of Conn. 
Church and Cemetery Records. 

1546. JOHN BENJAMIN 7 (John 6 , Barzillia 5 , Joseph 4-3 ' 2 , John 1 ) born 

December 13t 1806 at Milford, Conn. j the son of John 
and Comfort (Hines) Benjamin. j bapt. November 5i 1809 at 
the First Cong. Church of Milford (cr 1-123) j died Sept 
ember 9. 1881 (gs) at Milford, Conn, and is buried in 
the Milford Cemetery, lot #1-91. He married Sarah Peck 
Marshall of Milford on April 20, 1848. She was the dau 

33? 



of Joseph and Sarah (Peck or Andrews?) Marshall, and 
was born in 1814 and died October 19t 1904 at Milford, 
Conn, (cr 2-660) and is buried in the same cemetery lot 
at her husband. She became blind. John's death is 
also listed in the Madison, Conn, (cr 3-82). 

John was the originator of the Conn. State Reform 
School at Meriden, Conn. He was a Hebrew scholar and 
did missionary work among the Hebrew poor. He was a 
Deacon of the FirstCong. Church of Milford and a Lt. 
in the Milford, Conn. Militia prior to 1850. 

Sarah (Marshall) Benjamin and husband John were 
admitted to the church in 1842 by letter, he by pro- 
fession in 1828 and these records indicate that he died 
September 1890. (Madison, Conn. First Cong. Church cr 
2-2314). John Jr. was dismissed and recommended in Oct 
ober 1836 to a Presby. Church in Ypsilanti, Michigan 
and was readmitted October 22, 1837 from Ypsilanti (cr 
3-D. 

Children of John and Sarah (Marshall) Benjamin i 
*3104. Abigail Atwater Benjamin b. January 22, 1849 at 
Milford, Conn. 

3105. Charlotte Ann Benjamin b. July 16, 1852 at Mil- 

ford, Conn. j d. June 24, I865, age 13 (gs), 
and is buried with her parents, lot #1-91. 

Resources! Research of William Palmer of Milford, Conn. 
Wilson Papers; Records of Percy E. Benjamin of South 
Weymouth, Mass. and Mrs. Elgie Way of Orange, Conn. j 
Hale's Collection of Conn. Church and Cemetery Records. 

1547. WILLIAM BENJAMIN 7 (John 6 , Barz. 5 , Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
June 2, 1809 at Milford, Conn. ; the son of John and 
Comfort (Hines) Benjamin; bapt. November 5t 1809 at the 
First Cong. Church of Milford (cr 1-123); died February 
21, 1895, age 84 yrs. 8i mos. at Milford, Conn, (cr 2- 
234). He married Louisa F. Smith, the dau. of David 
Smith of Wheeler Farms and Milford, Conn. She died 
November 1891 at Milford (First Cong, cr 3-84). 

William was admitted to church membership on Aug- 
ust 31 t 1828 (cr 2-23 and 1-140) and readmitted January 
1, I836 by letter from a church in Pleasant Valley, New 
York, (cr 1-146). Louisa was admitted July 4, 1852 at 
Milford. 

Children of William and Louisa (Smith) Benjamin i 

3106. Frances Maria Benjamin bp. September 4, 1840 at 

Milford (cr 3-142); d. 1916 (Milford cr 5-84); 
unmarried. 

3107. Ellen Augusta Benjamin bp. April 29, 1842 at Mil 

ford, Conn, (cr 3-143); unmarried. 
♦3108. William David Benjamin bp. September 17, 1843 at 
Milford (cr 3-145). 
3109. George Harlan Benjamin bp. May 5, 1848 at Mil- 

338 



ford, Conn, (cr 3-148); d. 1912 and buried in 
the Milford Cemetery, lot #1-99; m. Mary A. 
Williams. He had no issue. 
3110. Charles Isaac Benjamin; bpi May 4, 1851 at Mil- 
ford (cr 3-149); died young and unmarried. 

Resources! Research of William Palmer of Milford, Conn. 
Wilson Papers; Hale's Collection of Conn. Church and 
Cemetery Records. 

1549. NANCY ELIZA BENJAMIN 7 (John 6 , Barz. 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born April 16, 1813 at Milford, Conn.; the dau. of John 
and Comfort (Hines) Benjamin; bapt. August 1, 1813 at 
the First Cong. Church of Milford (cr); died July 18, 
1897, age 84, at Milford. She married Lewis Elisha 
Clark on October 4, 1833 at Milford. He was the son of 
Thomas Clark and was born April 4, 1814 at Milford and 
died June 29/30, 1846 at Milford, Conn. 

Children of Lewis and Nancy (Benjamin) Clark i 

3111. Mary E. Clark b. 1835 at Milford. 

3112. Everard Benjamin Clark be. I838 at Milford; d. 

Jan. 22, 1897; m. Princetta Pardee of Bethany, 
Conn., a cousin. No issue. 

3113. Elisha Beach Clark born June 10, 1841 at New 

Butam, Conn. 1 m. Dec. 26, 1866 Sarah L. Wil- 
liams of Birmingham, Conn. She was b. Oct. 14 
1845. Issue 1 Lewis Clark b. Oct. 20, 1868 at 
Meredin, Conn., m. Minnie Watsons; Emma Clark 
b. Jan. 5, 1871, m. Charles Holland; Ida M. 
Clark b. July 1, 1874, m. Frederick Prageman; 
Luce E. Clark b. Jan. 23. I878; Hattie M. 
Clark b.May 23, 1879; Olin G. Clark b. April 
5. 1884. 

3114. Anna Eliza Clark b. 184? at Milford, Conn, 1 m. 

1864 George Bray of Chicopee Falls, Mass, 
Issue; Charles Bray b. August 27, 1877 at Chic 
opee Falls, Mass.; Maude L. Bray b. Nov. 27» 
1882. 

Resources; Research of William Palmer of Milford, Mass.; 
Wilson Papers; p. 198 Hugh Clark 1645-1919 . Clark. 

1550. LUTHER BENJAMIN 7 (John , Barz. 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Feb 

ruary 25t 1816 at Milford, Conn. ; the son of John and 
Comfort (Hines) Benjamin; bapt. June 23, 1816 at the 
First Cong. Church at Milford (cr); died February 18, 
1887, age 70 yrs., at Milford, Conn, and is buried in 
the Milford Cemetery, lot #1-91. He m/1 Sarah Amelia 
(Ann) Tibbals of Milford, the dau. of Elisha and Marie 

( ) Tibbals. She was born in 1818 and died March 5» 

1843 at Milford, and is buried in the Milford Cemetery, 
lot # 1-43. There was no issue of this marriage. He 

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m/2 Susan M. Baldwin on October 6, 1844. She was the 
dau. of Lyman and Grace (Johnson) Baldwin and was born 
August 7, 1822 at Milford and died May 10/13, 1880, age 
58, at Milford and is buried in the same cemetery lot 
as her husband. 

Luther became a church member on November 15t 
1855 at the Milford Plymouth Cong. Church (cr 2-1). 

Children of Luther and Susan (Baldwin) Benjamins 

3115. Anna Amelia Benjamin b. July 14, 1845 at Milford 

d. Nov. 12, 1859, age 14 yrs. (cr) of dipther- 
ia. 

3116. Martin Luther Benjamin b. March 17, 1847 ; d. Apr 

14, 1916s unmarried; buried in the same ceme- 
tery lot with his parents. 

3117. Frank Walter Benjamin b. June 14, 1850: d. July 

17,1871, age 21 (cr 2-291) and buried with his 
parents. 

3118. Merrit Baldwin Benjamin b. March 21, 1851 at Mil 

ford; d. October 9, 1859, age 8 yrs. 4 mos.; 
and buried with his parents. 

3119. Susan Alida Benjamin b. May 10, 1854 at Milford; 

d. Nov. 1, I869 (cr 2-6). 

3120. George Lyman Benjamin b. June 23, 1857 at Mil- 

ford; d. Nov. 1, 1859, age 2 yrs. 4 mos. and 
buried with parents. 
♦3121. Edwin Miles Benjamin b. September 7, 1861 at 
Milford, Conn. 

Resourcesi Research of W. C. Palmer of Milford, Conn.; 
Wilson Papers; p. 465 Baldwin Gen. 1500-1881 . Baldwin; 
Records of Percy Benjamin of S. Weymouth, Mass. 

1552. MARTHA ELIZABETH BENJAMIN 7 (John , Barz?, Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born August 25, 1822 at Milford, Conn.; the dau. of John 
and Comfort (Hines) Benjamin; bapt. November 10, 1822 at 
the First Cong. Church of Milford, Conn.; died in 1910 
and is buried in the Milford Cemetery, lot #1-15. She 
married George W. Yates of Bridgeport, Conn, on November 
21, 1853. He died after 1901. 

Children of George and Martha (Benjamin) Yatesi 

3122. Alice Elizabeth (Lillie) Yates b. Oct. 9, 1854 

at Bennington, Vermont; m. March 11, 1891 
Edwin Parmalee of New Haven, Conn. 

3123. Franklin Benjamin Yates b. Feb. 18, i860 at Ben- 

ington, Vt.; m. Nov. 8, 1884 Florence Hall of 
Bennington. 

3124. George W. Yates Jr. b. Feb. 14, 1864 at Benning- 

ton, Vt.; m. June 27, 1888 Kate Olmstead. 

3125. John Baker Yates b. Sept. 15, 1866 at Bennington 

m. June 5, 1888 Anna L. Strong of Saratoga, NY 

Resource! Research of W. C. Palmer of Milford, Conn. 

340 



Wilson Papers. 

1553. JAMES BARZILLAE BENJAMIN 7 (John 6 , Barz?, Joseph 4 " 3 ' 2 , John 1 ) 

born October 27, 1825 at Milford, Conn. » the son of John 
and Comfort (Hines) Benjamin; bapt. June 4, 1826 at the 
First Cong. Church of Milford (cr 1-130) ; died June 20, 
1899, age 73t at Milford. He is buried in the Milford 
Cemetery, lot #1-51. He m/1 Martha Jane Buckingham on 
December 24, 1856 at New Haven, Conn. She was the dau. 

of Josiah and Sarah ( ) Buckingham and died September 

10, 1899 at Milford (cr 3-73). He m/2 Anna C. Nellteton 
of Milford. She was born about 1830 and died March 18, 
1914 at Milford (cr 5-48). Both wives are buried in the 
same cemetery lot with James. There was no issue of the 
second marriage. 

James was Deacon of the First Church of Milford 
for 25 years. 

Children of James B. and Martha (Buckingham) Benjamini 

3126. James Buckingham Benjamin bp. July 2, I858 at 

Milford, Conn, (cr 2-152); d. at age 9 years. 

3127. Julia Elizabeth Benjamin bp. July 1861 at Mil- 

ford, Conn. ; m. Rev. Alfred Hubbard at Mil- 
ford First Cong. Church (cr — no date). 

3128. Mary Martha Benjamin b. May 1, 1866; bp. Aug. 31 

1866 at Milford (cr); d. Dec. 26, 1906 at 
Milfordj m. Burton Hall of Shelton, Conn., a 
jeweler; had twin girls. She is buried in the 
Milford Cemetery, lot #1-62. (Notei Some rec- 
ords say she m, Albert Hall.) 

Resourcesi Research of W. C. Palmer of Milford, Conn.; 
Wilson Papers; Hale's Collection of Conn. Church and 
Cemetery Records. 

1554. JULIA ANN BENJAMIN 7 (John 6 , Barz. 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

October 27, 1825 at Milford, Conn. 5 the dau. of John 
and Comford (Hines) Benjamin; bapt. June 4, 1826 at Mil- 
ford First Cong. Church (cr 1-130); died Juanuary 29, 
1901 at Milford and is buried in the Milford Cemetery, 
lot #1-91. She married Elisha Wilson on May 19, 1845 at 
Ticonderoga, New York. He was the son of Hiram Wilson 
and was born October 14, 1823 at Paradox, Essex Co., New 
York and died October 17, 1880 at Elizabeth, New Jersey. 
He, too, is buried at Milford. 

Children of Elisha and Julia (Benjamin) Wilson 1 
*3129. William Virgil Wilson b. December 26, 1845 at 
Milford, Conn. 

3130. Mary Elizabeth Wilson b. Oct. 31. 1847 at Tren- 
ton, N.J.; d. Sept. 17, 1854 at Milford, Conn. 

3131. Julia Ann Wilson b. Feb. 5. 1850; d. Jan. 17, 
1862 at New Haven, Conn. 5 ' 

341 



3132. Alice Wilson b. Jan. 27. 1852 at Milford; d. Apr 

14, 1855 at New Haven, Conn. 

3133. Ellen Annetta Wilson b. Jan. 2?, 1854 at New Hav 

en, Conn. j d. Oct. 16, 1874 at Elizabeth, New 
Jersey j unmarried. 

3134. Edward Wilson b. Oct. 21, 1858; d. Oct. 31. 1858 

3135. Eugene Benjamin Wilson b. Nov. 29. 1856; m. 

Corrine Munson of Milford. Issue 1 Beatrice 
Wilson b. 1886 at Stearlington, N.Y.; Eugene 
Wilson b. 1887; and Howard Wilson b. 1892 at 
Elkhorn, West Virginia. 

3136. Lillian Edith Wilson b. May 18, i860 at New 

Haven, Conn. j m. 1891 Alfred Newton Wheeler at 
New Haven. He was the son of Elisha Wheeler 
of Southford, Conn. Issue » Richard B. Wheeler 
b. Aug. 15, 1893 at New Haven; Elizabeth C. 
Wheeler b. Jan. 12, 1896; Alfred Newton Wheel- 
er b. July 30, 1899 at Milford, Conn. 

Resources; Records of Dr. William V. Wilson; p. 428 
Hist, of Wheeler Fam. in Am. . Wheeler, 1914. 

1555. LUCY PARDEE BENJAMIN 7 (Elias 6 , Barz. 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born April 4, 1805 at Milford, Conn.; the dau. of Elias 
and Susan (Burwell) Benjamin; died March 12, 1888 at Bur 
well Farms in Milford, Conn. She married Lewis Tracy of 
Rhode Island and New Haven, Conn, on April 8, 1841 at 
New Haven, Conn. (vr). He was the son of Col. Ralph 
Tracy and died September 29. 1872 at Baltimore, Maryland 

Children of Lewis and Lucy (Benjamin) Tracy 1 

3137. Helen Minerva Tracy b. Dec. 1841 1 d. July 1842 

at New Haven, Conn. 

3138. Helen Olivia Tracy b. Nov. 2, 1843; d. April 

1844 at Slaterville, R.I. 

3139. Emma Louise Tracy b. Sept. 29, 1844; residing in 

New Haven, Conn, in 1900. 

Resources; Research of W. C. Palmer of Milford, Conn.; 
Wilson Papers. 

1556. SUSAN BENJAMIN 7 (Elias 6 , Barz. 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Jan 

uary 7, 1807 at Milford, Conn.; the dau. of Elias and 
Susan (Burwell) Benjamin; died December 31. 1901 at 
the home of her niece, Mrs. John B. Judson. She is 
buried in the New Haven, Conn. Cemetery, lot #1-20. 
She married John Stafford. 

Children of John and Susan (Benjamin) Stafford 1 

3140. George Stafford b. 1826; died young. 

3141. George Stafford; d. unra. at New Haven, Conn. 

Resources; Wilson Papers. 

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1557. NANCY BENJAMIN 7 (Ellas 6 , Barz. 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

January 31, 1809 at Milford, Conn.; the dau. of Elias and 
Susan (Burwell) Benjamin ; died October 19, 1892 at the age 
of 84 years, and is buried in the New Haven, Conn. Ceme- 
tery, lot #2-758. She married Willis Blakeslee (Blaksley) 
on October 17, 1830. 

Children of Willis and Mancy (Benjamin) Blakeslee j 

3142. Chairles Blakeslee. 

3143. Margaret Blakeslee b. Milford, Conn.j m. Dr. Horace 

Porter. 

3144. Lucy Blakeslee; m. Henry Merwin. 

3145. Elias Blakeslee. 

3146. Georgianna Blakeslee. 

3147. Susannah Blakeslee, 

3148. Henry Blakeslee. 

3149. Alice Gertrude Blakeslee b. Oct. 1844; m. Winfield 

Linsley on Mayl4, 1868. He was b. 1846. 

3150. Harriet Blakeslee; m. John . 

3151. Grace Blakeslee; m. John Tucker. 

3152. Sophia Blakeslee. 

3153. Howard Blakeslee. 

Resource; Research of W. C. Palmer of Milford, Conn.; Wil- 
son Papers; p. 167 Foote Hist, and Gen. 

1558. MARY CHEEDLER (CHAIDLAW. etc) BENJAMIN 7 (Elias 6 , Barz?, Jos. 4 

-3'*, John 1 ) born February 7, 1811 at Milford, Conn.; the 
dau. of Elias and Susan (Burwell) Benjamin; died February 
23t 1899, age 88, at New Haven, Conn. She is buried in 
the New Haven Cemetery, lot #2-555. She married Edwin 
Merwin on October 31, 1829. He was born August 28, 1812 
and died December 7, 1882. 

Children of Edwin and Mary (Benjamin) Merwin 1 

3154. Edwin Fletcher Merwin b. 1840; m. Sept. 26, 1870 

Annie Lee (or See). Issue; Mary Elizabeth b. 
I873t d. I873i Laura Amelia b. 1879, d. 1882; 
William Edwin Merwin b. 1880; Gertrude Estelle 
b. 1887; and Florence Lee Merwin (a twin) b. 1887 

3155. Isadore Charlotte Merwin b. 1843; m. June 12, I865 

John Barnett Judson. Her Aunt, Susan (Benjamin) 
Stafford died at her home. Issue 1 John Edwin 
Judson b. June I865, m. Jan. 1893 Minnie L. 
Holmes; Florence Isadore Judson b. 1869; m. Oct. 
20, 1892 Arthur Stanley Bradley? Ann Gertrude Jud 
son b. 1871; Theodore Phineas Judson b. 1873. 

3156. John Newton Merwin b. 1844; m. September 13, I876 

Adele Howarth; was a shirt manufacturer; Issue 1 
Adele Howarth Merwin b. 1877 at New Haven, Conn.; 
Hazel Louise Merwin b. 1881 at New Haven. 

3157. Mary Grace Merwin b. Oct. 30, 1850; d. Sept. 2, 1852 

3158. Louisa Merwin; m. June 19, I878 Rev. Charles Graves 

at New Haven, Conn. Issue; Fannie Louise Graves 

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b. 1881 in Nebraska, d. 1882; Charles Edwin Grave 
b. March 9, 1883; Robert Merwin Graves b. Jan. 30 
1885; Cliford Hendix Graves b. Feb. 20, 1888; 
Mary Adele Graves b. Feb. 9, 1890; Ruth Graves b. 
in Nebraska. 

3159. Grace Ann Merwin b. July 11, 1813; d. 1850 at sea. 

Resources; Research of W, C. Palmer of Milford, Conn.; 
Wilson Papers. 

1559. GRACE ANN BENJAMIN 7 (Elias , Barz.- 5 , Joseph ~ 3 " 2 , John ) born 
July 11, 1813 at Milford, Conn.; the dau. of Elias and 
Susan (Burwell) Benjamin; died 1850 at sea. She m/l John 
Bristol and m/2 William Bramlette of South Carolina. 

Children of John and Grace (Benjamin) Bristol s 

3160. Frank Bristol b. I836 at New Haven, Conn. 

3161. Frederick Bristol; drowned at the mouth of Cape 

Fear, near New Haven, when a young man. Burried 
in New Haven, Conn. 

Children of William and Grace (Benjamin Bristol) Bramlette 

3162. William Bramlette Jr. b. 184? at Wilmington, North 

Carolina. 

Resourcesi Wilson Papers. 

1561. DAVID A. BENJAMIN 7 (Elas , Barz. 5 , Joseph " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
May 7, 1818 at Milford, Conn.; the son of Elias and Susan 
(Burwell) Benjamin; died April 18, 1885, age 6? (gs) at 
New Haven, Conn, and is buried in the New Haven Cemetery, 
Jot #1-151. He married Louisa Lester Kimberly of West 
Haven, Conn, on October 1841 in Conn. She was the dau. of 
James Lester and Mary Augusta (Lum) Kimberly. She was 
born May 13, 1814 at New Haven and died July 30, 1884, age 
70 years (gs) at New Haven and is buried in the same lot 
as her husband. Another source gives her parentage as 
Eliakim and Maria (Kimberly) Kimberly. 

Children of David A. and Louisa (Kimberly) Benjamini 

3163. Montgomery A. Benjamin b. August 8, 1843 at New Hav 

en, Conn.; m/l Mary Gaylord, who d. June 3» 1870, 
age 25 (gs) and is buried in the New Havem Cemet- 
ery, lot #4-143. He m/2 Louise Klopton/Kloptere 
of Alabama. In 1899 he resided in Montgomery, 
Alabama and was Deputy Tax Assessor for Montgom- 
ery County. 

3164. Park Benjamin b. 1846; d. September 11, 1846 at New 

Haven, age 4 mos. (gs); buried New Haven Cemetery 
lot #1-151. 

3165. David Kimberly Benjamin b. 1849; d. September 9/18, 

1848, age 3 mos. (gs) at New Haven (vr 5-190). 

3166. Frank Benjamin b. 1851; d. July 14, 1853, age 23 

mos. and buried in New Haven Cem. , lot #1-151. 

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Resourcesi p. 78 Gen, of Kimberly Fam. , Jacobus; American 
Geneal. i Wilson Papers which included a letter from M. A. 
Benjamin in 1891. 

1562. SARAH B. BENJAMIN 7 (Elias 6 , Barz. 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 "* 2 , John 1 ) born 

July 16, 1820 at Milford, Conn.; the dau. of Elias and 
Susan (Burwell) Benjamin; died April 17, 1886 at Brooklyn, 
New York. She married Miles P. Thomas on July 28, 1843 in 
Conn. 

Children of Miles and Sarah (Benjamin) Thomas 1 

3167. Henrietta Thomas b. Aug. 1844; m/l Frank Van Wartj 

m/2 William Bishop. 

3168. Edgar Thomas. 

3169. George Thomas; d. 1856 at New Haven, Conn. 

Resource; Records of Dr. Wm. V. Wilson. 

1563. JOHN E. BENJAMIN 7 (Elias , Barz. 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

June 12, 1823 at Milford, Conn.; the son of Elias and Sus- 
an (Burwell) Benjamin; died November 2, 1843, age 30, (gs) 
at Montgomery, Alabama and buried in the Canton, Conn. Cem 
etery, lot #4-112. He married June 30, 1847 at New Hart- 
ford, Conn, (vr 3-34 and Canton Center cr 2-150) Emiline 
L. Barnes. She was born in 1821/2 and died February 10, 
1851, age 29 (gs) and is buried in the same lot as her 

husband. It is possible he m/2 Helen E. , who was born 

1829 and died September 10, I856, age 27 (gs) and is bur- 
ied in the Canton Cemetery, lot #1-3. She is listed as 
Mrs. Helen E. Benjamin in the cemetery records. 

Children of John E. and Emeline (Barnes) Benjamin; 

3170. Mary Benjamin b. 1848; m. White in Chicago, 111. 

Resources; Records of Dr. Wm. V. Wilson. 

1564. MATILDA BENJAMIN 7 (Josiah 6 " 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) the dau. of 

Josiah Benjamin; married Elijah Case. They owned property 
in 1815 at Salisbury, New York. 

Children of Elijah and Matilda (Benjamin) Case; 

3171. Ellen Case; m. F. Rupert and resided in Johnstown, 

New York, 

3172. Jane Case; m. William Dickinson and resided in John 

stown, N.Y. and Greeley, Colorado. 

3173. William Case; resided in Gloversville, New York. 

3174. Mary Case; m. Millard Filmer? and resided in 

Gloversville, N.Y. 

Resourcesi Census and Probate records of Fulton Co., N.Y. 

1565. ELIAKIM BENJAMIN 7 (Josiah 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Janu- 

ary 18, 1792 in New York; the son of Josiah Benjamin Jr.; 
died April 2, 1862 (gs) at Salisbury, New York. He mar- 

345 



ried Rhoda , who was born April 27, 1796 in New York 

and died November 9, 1870 (gs). They are both buried in 
the Salisbury, N.Y. Cemetery. 

His occupation was a teamster and he was listed in the 
1830, 1835, 1840, and 1850 census records of Salisbury, 
Herkimer Co., New York. 

Children of Eliakim and Rhoda ( ) Benjamins 

3175. Angeline M. Benjamin b. 1826/7 in Herkimer Co., N.Y 

unm. in I865. 

3176. Eliza (S.E.) Benjamin be. 1819/20 in Herkimer Co, 

N.Y.t m. William Prentice b. 1814 in Saratoga Co. 
N.Y. They resided in Salisbury and were listed 
in the I865 census of Geddes, Onondaga Co., N.Y. 
They had a dau. Elizabeth Prentice who m. Eli 
Benjamin and in I865 had children Augusta and 
Adela. They were named in Land Records #l68i384 
in Onondaga Co., N.Y. by her father. They also 
had a dau. Monthy or Man thy be, 1847 in Cayuga 
Co., N.Y. , and she was residing with them in 
I865 and was unm. 

3177. Malina Benjamin b. 1832; m. Leavitt and resided 

in Salisbury, N.Y. 

3178. Daughter who m. Collins. Eliakim had residing 

with him in the 1850 census t Charles D. Collins 
be. 1844; Mary M. Collins be. 1846; and Eliza 
Collins be. 1847. 

3179. 1 female b. 1815-20. 

3180. 1 female b. 1820-25. 

Resources Census Records and Probate Records, 

1566. NANCY BENJAMIN 7 (Josiah 6 "- 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born in New 

York; the dau. of Josiah Benjamin Jr. She married 

DeWitt and resided at Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York. 

Children of and Nancy (Benjamin) DeWitt. 

3181. Elizabeth DeWitt; m. Mclntyre and resided in 

Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., N.Y. 

3182. Burton DeWitt; resided in Johnstown, N.Y. 

3183. Scott DeWitt; resided in Johstown, N.Y. 

3184. Jame DeWitt. 

3185. George DeWitt b. 1833. 

Resource; Will of half brother Asa L. Benjamin. 

1567. LOIS/LOUISA BENJAMIN 7 (Josiah 6 "- 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born in 

New York; the dau. of Josiah Banjamin Jr.; died July 4, 
1835 at Salisbury, Herkimer Co., New York. She married 
Solomon Avery on May 10, 1814 at Salisbury, N.Y. He was 
the son of Stephen Avery and was born December 15 1 1788 at 
Stockbridge, Mass. She m/2 Simmons. 

Children of Solomon and Louisa (Benjamin) Avery 1 

346 



3186. William Avery b. May 22, 1815j resided at Salisbury 

3187. Cyrus Punderson Avery; resided at Gloversville, N.Y 

3188. Laura Avery; m. Gagej resided at Johnstown, N.Y 

3189. Polly Avery. 

3190. Edward Avery. 

3191. Silas Avery. 

3192. Isaac Avery. 

Resources! Will of her half brother, Asa L. Benjamin; p. 
591 Groton Avery Clan . Avery, 1912. 

1569. EVELYN BENJAMIN 7 (Josiah 5 , Joseph* 1 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born in New 

York j the dau. of Josiah Benjamin Jr. She m. Tilitson 

They had a dau. Mary Tilitson, who m. Fritcher and 

resided in Fonda, Montgomery Co., N.Y. 

Resource! Will of her half brother, Asa L. Benjamin. 

1570. SARAH (SALLY) N. BENJAMIN 7 (Josiah 5 , Joseph**" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born in New York} the dau. of Josiah Benjamin Jr.. She 
married Benjamin Reeves and resided in Jefferson Co., N.Y. 

Children of Benjamin and Sarah (Benjamin) Reeves 1 

3193. Eugene Reeves; resided Water town, Jefferson Co., N.Y 
319^. Louisa Reevesi m. Gillingham; and resided at 

Water town, N.Y. 

3195. Evahile Reeves; m. Clark and resided at Buffalo 

New York. 

3196. Alzaphine Reeves; resided in Detroit, Michigan. 

3197. Frances Reeves; m. Mofat; resided at Watertown. 

3198. Walter Reeves; resided Watertown, N.Y, 

3199. Lillie Reeves; m. Johnson and resided at Water- 

town, Jefferson Co., N.Y. 

Resource! Will of her half brother, Asa L. Benjamin. 

1572. THOMAS B. (7BRUSH) BENJAMIN 7 (Thomas 6 , Josiah 5 , Jos.* 1 " 3 " 2 , 

John^) born 1784-9** in Stillwater, Saratoga Co., New York; 

the probable son of Thomas B. and Patience ( ) Benjamin. 

He married Margaret (Peggy) Cooper, dau. of William and 
Sarah (Brown) Cooper of Saratoga Co., New York. 

In 1815 Thomas B. Benjamin and wife Margaret of Still- 
water, sold land to Joseph Brown of Stillwater. (Saratoga 
Co. Land Deeds. In Index to Bail Book Records 1812-1823 
df Saratoga Co., N.Y., on Nov. 1814 Thomas B. Benjamin was 
a defendant. 

On Dec. 29 1 1816 Margaret Benjamin, wife of Thomas, 
was listed as a member of the Church at Stillwater, N.Y. 
She was a member of the late Reform Dutch Church of Still- 
water. On Feb. 27, 1820, Thomas Benjamin, of the Dutch 
Reform Church of Stillwater, was suspended. 

He is listed in the 1820 census of Stillwater, Sarato- 
ga County, New York. 

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Children of Thomas B. and Margaret (Cooper) Benjamini 

3200. Jane Cooper Benjamin b. August 27, 1811 at Saratoga 

Springs, N.Y.i d. January 17, 1893 at Sabetha, 
Kansas; m. July 20, I837 at Saratoga Co., N.Y. to 
John Patrick Greenan. 

3201. Thomas Brush (Bruse) Benjamin bp. February 28, 1817 

at Stillwater, Saratoga Co., N.Y. He married and 
had a dau. Sarah Benjamin b. May 5. I838 at Sara- 
toga Springs, m. Charles W. Van Norder in the sum 
mer of 1854 and d. Dec. 24, 1919 at Friendship, 
Wisconsin. He also had a son Alonzo, who resided 
at Big Suanmico, Brown Co., Wisconsin. 

3202. Sally Brown Benjamin bapt. February 28, 1817 at 

Stillwater, N.Y. (but recorded in the Canaan, 
Conn, cr 1-64) j m. September 1837 Zina (Kinah) 
Clements. 
♦3203. William Benjamin b. June 12, 1818 at Stillwater, 
Saratoga Co. , N.Y. 

Resources 1 Volsburgh Records of New York Church Records t 
Census Records; Research tif Gloria Wall Bicha. 

1573. NATHAN BENJAMIN 7 (Thomas , Josiah 5 , Jos. ~ 3 " 2 , John ) born 
1784-94 in Saratoga Co., New York; the probable son of 
Thomas B. and Patience ( ) Benjamin; probably died be- 
fore 1825. He married Ruth . 

Ruth Benjamin is listed on the church rolls from 1816- 
1820 in Stillwater. In 1825 Ruth Benjamin of Stillwater 
sells land to James Langworth of Stillwater. (Saratoga Co. 
N.Y. Land Records.) She is received as a member on Feb, 
27, 1820 of the Cong. Church of Stillwater. 

In Index to Bail Book Records 1812-23 of Saratoga Co. , 
N.Y., Nathan Benjamin, a farmer, is listed in Nov. 1815 
and Aug. 1816. 

In the 1820 census of Stillwater, Saratoga Co., N.Y. 
Nathan and Thomas (above) Benjamin live next door to each 
other. 

When the children were baptised, Ruth Benjamin is 
listed as a widow. 

Children of Nathan and Ruth ( ) Benjamin » 

3204. James Benjamin bp. May 15, 1825 at Stillwater Cong. 

Church, N.Y. (cr). He was be. 1810-20. 

3205. Caroline Maria Benjamin bp. May 15, 1825 at Still- 

water Cong. Church (cr). She b. after 1820. 

Resources! Volsburgh Records of New York Church Records; 
Census Records. 

1583. MARY (POLLY) KING 7 (Mary 6 , Nathan 5 , Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
September 1, 1784 at Mt. Washington, Mass.; the dau. of 
Elijah and Mary (Benjamin) King; died September 1847 at 
Troy, New York. She married Eleazer Collins on January 1, 

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1803. He died about 1862 at WhiteRiver, Oceana Co., Mich- 
igan. He was a carpenter and lived for many years in Troy 
N.Y. In 1859 he moved to Michigan. 

Children of Eleazer and Mary (King) Collins i 

3206. Lucy Collinsj m. Austin. 

3207. Seymour Collins; was shot in Texas and left a wife, 

Esther who d. in 1854 near Catskill, N.Y. and 

4 small children. When she died she left 2 child 
ren orphaned. (Apparently the other 2 had died.) 

3208. Cynthia Collinsj married and had 2 children. 

3209. Lydia Collins. 

3210. Hiram Collins; resided in San Francisco, Calif, and 

was a carriage maker. 

3211. Lyman Collinsj died in Troy, New York. 

3212. Josephus Collins; was severly burned as a child, 

but though his hands were badly crippled, was an 
excellent ship builder. 

3213. Sidney Collins; burned to death at the age of 6. 

3214. Ephraim Collins; died in Michigan. 

3215. Alma Collins; m/l William Purdyj m/2 Webster; 

had 10 children. 

Resources; Wilson Papers, which contained a letter from 
Mary Pratt of Olena, Ohio written in 1880' s. 

1584. ELIJAH KING JR. 7 (Mary 6 , Nathan 5 , Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

March 28, 1786 at South Egremont, Mass.; the son of Elijah 
and Mary (Benjamin) King; died April 14, 1847 at Cambridge 
Washington Co. , New York. He married Catherine Olmstead 
of Bradford Co., Penn. on September 2, 1819. She was the 
dau. of David and Mary (Waller) Olmstead and was born June 
30, 1799 at Bradford Co., Penn. and died December 21, 1870 
at Ft. Edward, New York. 

He received a common school education and was early 
the subject of religious impressions. In 1808 he joined 
the Methodist Church and in 1811 was licensed to preach 
and in July of that year was admitted into the itinerant 
connection of the Methodist Church. He was ordained Dea- 
con in 1813 by Bishop Asbury. In 1825 he abandoned itin- 
erant preaching on account of long continued ill health. 
The field of his ministral labors were in the Genesse and 
Oneida Conference, where he spent his early manhood. A 
Memorial Phamphlet entitled "Our Mother" had been issued 
by their children. 

Children of Elijah and Catherine (Olmstead) King; 

3216. Mary Ann King b. April 8, 1821 at Laurens, Otsego 

Co., N.Y.; m. Nov. 4, 1846 Samuel Elijah Simmons 
b. June 27, 1820 and d. June 15, 1873 at Ft. 
Edwards, N.Y, where they resided. 

3217. Joseph Elijah King b. Nov. JO, 1823 at Laurens, NY; 

m. July 22, 1850 Melissa Bayley, b. Apr. 4, 1828. 
He was the principal of the Ft. Edward Collegiate 

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Institute. There is a biographical sketch for 
him in Hist, of Washington Co. . N.Y. 

3218. Sarah Etta King b. May 10, 1827; m. March 20, 1855 

Bernice Darwin Ames of Mechanicsville, N.Y. He 
was b. Dec. 26, 1827. 

3219. Benjamin Waller King b. Nov. 2, I829i m. Aug. 9. 

1858 Eliza Ann Palmer. 

3220. George Hezekiah King b. April 28, I831j m. March 5, 

1856 Teresa Tillighast, b. Aug. 18, 1835. They 
had 2 daus. 

3221. David Harvey King b. July 14, 1835; m.July 31» 1856 

Susan Ann Coleman b. Dec. 11, 1836; had 4 childre 

3222. James Marcus King b. March 18, 1839; m. July 1, 

1865 Nancy M. McFarland b. Feb. 5, 1840. In 1895 
he was pastor of Washington Square Methodist 
Churchin New York City. Had 1 son; Arthur Marcus 
King b. 1867 and 1 dau.i Clara King. 

Resourcesi p. 14 King Gen. ; Wilson Papers. 

1585. ELIZABETH (BETSEY) KING 7 (Mary 6 , Nathan 5 , Jos. 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born July 12, 1787 at South Egremont, Mass.; the dau. of 
Elijah and Mary (Benjamin) King; died I833. She married 
Elias Demming of Stilwater, Saratoga Co., New York. They 
resided at West Troy, New York. 

Children of Elias and Elizabeth (King) Demmingt 

3223. Maria Demming. 

3224. Huldah Demming. 
3325. George Demming. 

Resourcesi Wilson Papers. 

1586. ESTHER KING 7 (Mary , Nathan 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born June 

16, 1789 at South Egremont, Mass.; the dau. of Elijah and 
Mary (Benjamin) King; died April 30, 1874 at Fitchville, 
Ohio. She married Abijah Roberts on November 28, 1809 at 
S. Egremont. He was the son of Seth and Martha (Lewis) 
Roberts and was born May 30, 1784 at Middletown, Conn, and 
died April 13. i860 at Fitchville, Ohio. 

He served an apprenticeship in shoe making and then 
settled in Mt. Washington, Mass., where he met Esther. 

Abijah Roberts bought the farm owned by John King in 
Egremont and became a neighbor. In 1835 he and his family 
removed to Ohio. 

Children of Abijah and Esther (King) Roberts; 
♦3226. Mary Roberts b. September 5. 1810 at S. Egremont. 
3227. Elijah King Roberts b. Oct. 2, 1813 at S. Egremont; 

d. June 28, I856, when he was killed by Indians. 

He had left the gold fields of Calif. and was on 

his way to the silver mines in Arizona. He m. 

June 13, 1838 Sophia L Brown b. Dryden, N.Y. Apr. 

16, 1820, the dau. of Reuben and Lois (Eastman) 

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Brown. Issue i Esther Antonette Roberts b. 1839 1 
d. 1844» Eugene Roberts b. May 19, 1841, d. Sept 
3, 18?0 at Fitchville, Ohio of T.B., m. Nellie 
Palmer; William Fenner Roberts b. Oct. 1846, d. 
in Civil War in W. Va. ; Francis Ashbury Roberts 
b. Sept. 1849, m. 1866 Zelma Tanner of Fairfield, 
Ohio. 

Resources i Wilson Papers. It was the above Mary, who 
wrote to Dr. Wilson in the 1880' s. 

1587. ORSON BENJAMIN 7 (Joseph , Nathan 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
August 17, 1789 at South Egremont, Mass.j the son of Jos- 
eph and Susanna (Gaylord) Benjamin 1 died September 29, 
1861 at age of 73 yrs. at Canandiagua, Ontario Co., New 
York. (Note 1 According to a newspaper account, he died 
October 2, 1861, age 72). He married September 8/16, 1817 
at Canandaigua, N.Y. to Mary Kibbe. She was the dau. of 
William and Esther (Terry) Kibbe and was born August 7, 
1797 at Enfield, Conn, and died December 11/13, 1880 at 
Williamsport, Penn. and is buried in the West Avenue 
Cemetery, next to her husband, in Canandaigua, N.Y. 

Orson was educated at Williams College, but was ex- 
pelled for playing cards, a few months before graduation. 
He later studied law under Dudley Marvin and roomed with a 
fellow law student, Mark C. Sibley. 

He settled in Canandaigua about 1815 and was "the best 
informed lawyer" of his day. He was elected to the state 
legislature in 1812. He moved to East Bloomfield for a 
time, thinking that the prospects were better there, but 
returned to Canandaigua. He was Judge of the Probate 
Court for Ontario Co. for many years and one of the fore- 
most organizers of the Republican Party. A long and very 
flattering obituary appeared in the Canandaigua paper at 
the time of his death. He was senior warden of St. John's 
Espicopal Church. Mary Kibbe was a Presbyterian, but be- 
came an Espicopalian where her husband was versteryman. 
When she returned to Williamsport, she renewed her Presby- 
terian membership. She moved to Canandaigua in 1814, when 
her father took over the management of the Ontario County 
Bank, the first established in western New York. 

Children of Orson and Mary (Kibbe) Benjamin i 
*3228. William Kibbe Benjamin b. June 18, 1818 at Canandai 

gua, New York. 
♦3229. Julia Mary (Maria) Benjamin b. Feb. 7, 1820 at Can- 

anadaigua. 
*3230. Caroline Adelaide Benjamin b. January 5, 1822 at 

Cananadaigua, N.Y. 
♦3231. Ella Cornelia Benjamin b. October 17, 1823 at East 

Bloomfield, N.Y. 
♦3232. Harriet Angelica Benjamin b. October 2, 1826 at E, 

Bloomfield, N.Y. 

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*3233. Edmund Burke Benjamin b. July 16, 1828 at E. Bloom- 
field, New York. 

*3234. Orson Augustus Benjamin b. November 12, I830 at E. 
Bloomfield, N. Y. 

3235. Emily Imogen (cem. records list her as Mary) Benjam 

in b. April 5, 1833 at E. Bloomfield, N.Y.t d. 
April 1, 1835 at E. Bloomfield. 

3236. Eliza Hamilton Benjamin b. May 15, 1835 at E. Bloom 

field, N.Y.j d. September 23, 1895 at New York 
City; m. October 16, 1877 William Smith Ellis of 
Crystal Springs, as his 3rd wife. He was the son 
of Annis and Mary (Smith) Ellis b. Dec. 8, 1820 
at Milo, Yates Co., N.Y. She died without issue. 

3237. Louisa Maria Susanna Benjamin b. September 3, 1841 

at Canandaigua, N.Y.; unmarried. 

Resourcesi Vol. 8 p. 110 Am. Ancestrv t Mayflower Index 
#20,520j Vol. 1 p. 28 Colonial Families of U.S. . McKenziei 
Vol. XL Nat. Cyctopaedia of Am. Biog. i p. 78 Terry Fam. . 
Terry, 1887» Wilson Papers} p. 170 Bellows Gen. 1635-1898. 
by Thomas Bellows Park; p. 108 June 1969 Tree Talks . 

1588. NATHAN BENJAMIN 7 (Joseph 6 , Nathan^, Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
April 29, 1791 at South Egremont, Mass.j the son of Joseph 
and Susanna (Gaylord) Benjaminj died May 15, I863 at age 
72, at Egremont, Mass. He married November 26, 1812 at 
Great Barrington, Mass. (vr) Lucy Bacon. She was the dau. 
of Deacon Andrew and Lucy (Upson) Bacon and was born March 
29, 1793 at S. Egremont and died March 20, 1867 at South 
Egremont, Mass. They are both buried at S. Egremont. 

Nathan was a farmer and proprietor of a flour mill at 
Egremont. He was a state senator in the Mass. Legislature 
and was killed by a fall from a beam in his home. 

Children of Nathan and Lucy (Bacon) Benjaminj 

3238. Nathan Josiah Benjamin b. September 2, 1813; died 

December 13t I83I1 unm. 

*3239« Joseph Augustus Benjamin b. September 1, 1817 at 
S. Egremont, Mass. 

*3240. Lucy Maria Benjamin b. October 20, 1820 at Egremont 
Mass. (vr). 
3241. Andrew Gardner Benjamin b. July 5, 1822 at S. Egre- 
mont, Mass. 1 d. September 19, 1844 at New York 
City, age 22. He married December 24, 1843 Lucy 
Fasset Robinson. She was the dau. of Dr. Royal 
and Fanny (Fasset) Robinson and was b. May 1, 
1821/2 at Windham, Perm, and died Feb. 12, 1901 
at Mt. Vernon, N.Y. She m/2 Rev. Winthrop H. 
Phillips. She had no issue of the 1st m. , but 
had 2 sons and 2 daus. that were b. at S. Egre- 
mont with the 2nd m. Andrew was a merchant in 
NYC and a member of the firm of builder's mater- 
ials—Roberts, Benjamin, and Co. 

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♦3242. Nathan Orson Benjamin b. September 15, 1830 at S. 
Egremont, Mass. 

Resourcesi p. 508 Desc. of Rev. Joseph Dwight ; p. 19 Vol. 

1 Colonial Families of U.S. . McKenzie; Wilson Papers; p. 
90 Upson Fam. in Am. . Family Assc, 1940; p. 68 "Skinners 
Eddy", a Penn. Newspaper. 

1590. MOSES GAYLORD BENJAMIN 7 (Joseph , Nathan 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John} 
born July 5» 1794 at South Egremont, Mass. { the son of 
Joseph and Susanna (Gaylord) Benjamin i died January 18, 
1833. age 39 years, at Baimbridge, Otsego Co., New York. 
He married Sophia Adelia Chittenden on November 20, 1817 
at Guildford, Conn. She was the dau. of Dr. Ambrose and 
Sylva (Watrows/Watrans) Chittenden and was born December 
10, 1795 at Guildford, Conn, and died April 16, 1878 at 
Baimbridge, New York, age 82. She m/2 July 18, I836 
Elisha Bishop, the son of Elisha and Polly (Cunningham) 
Bishop. He was born Sept. 18, 1790/1 and died May 8, 1872 
at Brooklyn, New York. He had m/l Ann Van Bergen and had 

2 children by the first marriage i Elizabeth Mary and Ann 
Margaret Bishop, 

Elisha was a merchant in Cairo, Green Co., New York 
and was in the War of 1812 and served in the New York 
Legislator. 

Moses moved from Egremont to Unadilla, N.Y. in 1823 
and was a merchant and postmaster at Baimbridge, N.Y, from 
1826-1833. He was an ensign in 1815 and a Captain in 1818 
in the Otsego Co., N.Y. State Militia and was Quarter 
Master for the 16th Division in 1820. 

Moses owned land in Baimbridge and Broome Co., New 
York and in Monroe Co., Michigan. He left $700. to his 
brother Calvin W. Benjamin, in regard for his fidelity as 
a clerk and in sympathy for his misfortune. 

Children of Moses G. and Sophia (Chittenden) Benjamin 1 
3243. George Gaylord Benjamin b. September 21, 1818 at 
Unadilla, New. York; d. March 16, I899 at Baim- 
bridge, New York; unmarried. 
*3244. Clark Moses Benjamin b. September 8, 1820 at 

Unadilla, «. Y. 
*3245. Ann Jeanette Benjamin b. May 5, 1828 at Baimbridge, 
New York. 

Children of Elisha and Sophia (Chittenden Benjamin) Bishop 
Sophia Adelia Bishop b. April 4, I838 at Baimbridge 
N.Y.; d. 1885 at Brooklyn, N.Y.; m. 1862 Byron M. 
DeMunn, Issue » Florence Louise DeMunn b. 1864 at 
Brooklyn, N.Y.j Willis Bishop DeMunn b. 1866, d. 
1894; Jennie Evangeline DeMunn b. 1867, m. Howard 
Griffin. 

Resourcesi Wilson Papers, which included letters from 
George Gaylord Benjamin in 1880; p. 19 Vol. I Colonial Fam 

353 



ilies in U.S. . McKenzie; Hurd's Hist, of Otsego Co.. New 
York . 1878. 

1591. JOSEPH BENJAMIN? (Joseph , Nathan 5 , Joseph ~- 3 ~ , John ) born 

June 20, 1796 at South Egremont, Mass.; the son of Joseph 
and Susanna (Gaylord) Benjamin; died May 25. 1872 at New 
York City. He married Martha Marsh (or Margaret Ellen) 
Mellen on January 7. 1832 at Pittsfield, Mass., the dau. 
of William Henry and Lucretia (Marsh) Mellen. She was 
born January 13, 1803 at Pittsfield, Mass. and died April 
20, 1891 at New York City. 

Josephs father died when he was 7 years old and he 
was brought up in Canaan, Conn. , where he lived with his 
mother and step-father. After he moved to Egremont, he 
lived there 11 years, then moved to Carbondale, Penn. He 
forsook the lumber business for the iron business. He 
made considerable money, so retired about 1850, but main- 
tained an interest in the business. In 1852 he moved to 
New York City, where he bought a house on the south east 
corner of Madison Avenue and 39th Street, where he died. 
He left a large estate. 

Children of Joseph and Martha (Mellen) Benjamin i 
*3246. Lucretia Marsh Benjamin b. January 28, 1832 at Car- 
bondale, Penn. 
3247. Susan Sophia Benjamin b. August 21, I836; d. Aug- 
ust 14, 1845 at Carbondale, Penn. 
♦3248. Joseph Ritner Benjamin b. July 25, I839 at Carbon- 
dale, Penn. 

Resources; Vol. 1 p. 19 Colonial Families in U.S. . McKen- 
zie; Vol. 25 p. 123 PAR Lineage Book ; Wilson Papers; 
p. 468 Desc. of John Whitman of Weymouth. Mass , Farnam, 
1889; v. 438 Marsh Gen.. Marsh . 1895; Boston Transcript 
October 27, 1902. 

1592. SUSAN MARIA BENJAMIN 7 (Joseph , Nathan 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born November 21, 1798 at South Egremont, Mass.; the dau. 
of Joseph and Susanna (Gaylord) Benjamin; died February 
29, I865 at Elmira, Chemung Co., New York. She m/l John 
Chamberlain Clark on March 29, 1820 at Unadilla, New York. 
He was born January 14, 1793 at Pittsfield, Mass. and died 
October 25, 1852 at Chemung, New York. She m/2 William 
Henry Phillips, a lumber merchant. There was no issue of 
the second marriage. 

John Clark had m/l Miss Higgis of Hamilton, N.Y. when 
he was a student. He was a member of Congress from New 
York when he married, and continued for many years. He 
was Solicitor of the Treasury under Presidents Filmore 
and Taylor. He "garnered up but few of this world's 
treasures, for his was a hand open as the day to meeting 
out charity". He was Commissioner under the 17th Article 
of the Treaty concluded with the Cherokee tribe of Indians 

354 



in 1835. 

Children of John C. and Susan (Benjamin) Clark i 
♦3249. Susan Maria Clark b. December 27, 1820. 

3250. Josephine Sophia Clark b. July 16, 1828» d. April 

6, 1843 at Washington, D.C. 

3251. John Chamberlain Clark, d. Feb. 4, I831, age 1 yr. 

2 mos. 

3252. John Chamberlain Clark d. Sept. 4, I832, age 3 mos. 

Eliza Clark, a dau. of his first marriage j m. Capt. 
Samuel W. Downing, who d. June 13, 1881 at Bris- 
tol, Penn. He was "late of the U.S. Navy' 1 . 

Resources 1 Wilson Papers, which included a letter from 
JosephineClark (Burnet) Neff. 

1593. EMMA LOUISE BENJAMIN 7 (Joseph 6 , Nathan 5 , Joseph 4 ' 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born November 28, 1800 at South Egremont, Mass.j the dau. 
of Joseph and Susanna (Gaylord) Benjaminj died Aug. 30, 
1839 at S. Egremont. She married Henry VanBergan of Cats- 
kill, N.Y. on October 1, 1825 at Baimbridge, New York. He 
was the son of William and Catherine (Person) VanBergan 
and was born July 28, 1800 at Catskill, N.Y. and died June 
8, 187? at Newark, New Jersey. He ra/2 Julia M. Benjamin 
on October 14, 1845, the dau. of Orson and Mary (Kibbe) 
Benjamin. (See #3229 for carry down of that m. ) 

He was engaged in the mercantile business at Bairn* 
bridge, New York from 1826-31 and in the lumber business 
in Carbondale, Penn. I83I-36, and in 1841-50 in the mill- 
ing woolen mill and tannery in Laurel, Indiana. In 1850- 
58 he was in the coal business in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 
1858-69 he was in New York City with D. and H.C. Co. and 
in Newark, New Jersey from 1869-77. He was an Elder in 
the Presbyterian Church in Laurel and in Dr. Ganitz's 
Church in New York City. 

Children of Henry and Emma (Benjamin) VanBergeni 

3253. Joseph Benjamin VanBergen b. February 28, 1828 at 

Baimbridge, N.Y.j d, April 25t 1899; educated in 
Cincinnati and Marietta, Ohio; Mayor of Carbon- 
dale, Penn. l869-73» m. Oct. 23, 1851 in Cincin- 
nati, Ohio to Mary Frances Boal, b. March 10, 
1824, dau. of Robert and Phebe Halstead (Mills) 
Boal. She d. June 9. 1888 in Carbondale, Penn. 
He m/2 Mary Helen Dickson, widow of Andrew Watt. 
Issue* twin boys d. young in I8525 Phoebe Emma 
b. & d. 1865j Robert Boal VanBergen b. Sept. 25, 
1858, m. May 3, 1879 Annie Vogle, dau. of Thomas 
and Anna Eliza (Davenport) Vogel, b. March 23, 
1859 at Carbondale; Henry VanBergen b. May 28, 
1866, m. 1891 Bertha VanClief, dau. of August and 

Phebe ( ) VanClief b. Sept. 14, 1868 at Warrens 

burg» Penn. 

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3254. Catherine Van Bergan b. August 18, 1832 at Carbon- 

dale, Penn.; unm. 

3255. William VanBergan b. April 21, 1835 at Carbondale, 

Penn. t d. March 9, I862j unm. j clerk in dry goods 
house in Indianapolis, Ind. 

3256. Edgar Gregory VanBergan b. February 26, 1837» d. 

January 18, I856. 

3257. John (James) VanBergan b. February 16, 1839; d. Sep 

tember 11, i860 at Cleveland, Ohio? m. 1859 
Sally Runyan. She m/2. He was in the mercantile 
business. 

Henry had 4 more children with his 2nd wife. See 
#3229 for them. 

Resources 1 Wilson Papers, which included a letter from J. 
B. VanBergan in 1881. 

J 

1594. CALVIN WELLS BENJAMIN 7 . (Joseph 6 , Nathan 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John} 
born June 6, 1803 at South Egremont, Mass. j the son of 
Joseph and Susanna (Gaylord) Benjamin; died September 1, 
1890, age 87, at South Egremont, Mass. He married Febru- 
ary 23, 1825 to Elizabeth Ann More (Moore), the dau. of 
David and Hannah (Benjamin) More. (Hannah was the dau. of 
Peleg Benjamin. See #961.) Elizabeth was born January 24 
1801 at S. Egremont, Mass. and died February 6, 1878 at 
Pana, Illinois. 

(Notes Some sources list only Jane, George, William, 
and Susan as children. ) 

Children of Calvin W. and Elizabeth (More) Benjamin* 

3258. daughter b. & d. December 12, 1825. 

*3259. Jane Eliza Benjamin b. May 17, 1827 at S. Egremont. 

♦3260. George Edward Benjamin b. June 29, 1828. 

3261. Julia Ann Benjamin be. 1830. 

3262. John Benjamin be. 1832. 

3263. William Nathan Benjamin b. April 26, 1822; d. Oct- 

ober 5. 1888, age 55; m. October 18, 1854 Julia 
Etta Stillman of Sheffield, Mass., the dau. of 
Thomas and Rebecca (Crane) Stillman. She was b. 
March 26, 1837 and as a widow resided in Geneva, 
New York in 1900. There was no issue of this 
marriage. He was a dry goods broker. 

3264. Frances Caroline Benjamin b. April 25, 1835i d. 

July 12, 1873» m. May 25, 1871 Thomas Cobb, b. 
April 5, 1830. 
*3265. Susan Emma Benjamin b. April 19, 1839 at S. Egre- 
mont, Mass. 

Resources! Vol. 1 p. 19 Colonial Fam. in U.S. . McKenziej 
Records of Harry S. Benjamin of Royal Oak, Michigan j Wil- 
son Papers. 

1561. LUCY BENJAMIN 7 (Nathan 6 "- 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born October 

356 



11, 1792 at South Egremont, Mass.j the dau. of Nathan and 
Ruth (Seymour) Benjamin; died May 9, 1892, at the age of 
almost 100 years, at Geneseo, Illinois. She married Dr. 
Alfred T. Perry on November 1, 1814 at Williamstown, Mass. 
He was the son of Rev. David and Jerusha (Lord) Perry and 
was born April 28, 1780 at Hardwinton, Conn, (another 
source says b. at Richmond, Mass.) and died September 6/8, 
1838 at Farlow's Grove, Mercer Co., Illinois, age 58. 
They are both buried in the Oak Wood Cemetery at Geneseo, 
Illinois. 

He graduated from Rush Medical College in Philadelphia 
and practiced in Stockbridge, Mass. for 23 years. He then 
in 1838, moved to Perry town, Mercer Co., 111. and died the 
same year. The widow and children returned to Williams- 
town. The town Perrytown, in Mercer Co., 111., was named 
for him. He was a successful doctor and a Deacon of the 
Congregational Church. 

Children of Alfred and Lucy (Benjamin) Perry i 

3266. Lucy Perry b. October 8, 1815; d. Feb. 12, 1842 at 

Williamstown, Mass.j m. August 16, I838 Prof. 
John Tatlock, b. Dec. 4, 1808 in Liverpool, Eng- 
land. He was a graduate of Williams College, and 
a professor of mathematics there for 10 or 12 
years, and then studied law. He resided in Pitts 
field. Lucy had one child, b. Dec. 4, 1841, d. 
March 4, 1842. John Tatlock m/2 Sarah Maria Ben- 
jamin, a sister of Lucy's mother. See #1566. 

3267. Alfred Whitman Perry b. December 19, 1818 at Stock- 

bridge, Mass.; d. 1893j m. March 31, 1841 Mary 
Boone (Berens), the dau. of James and Hannah (Bar 
ton) Boone, b. April 8, 1822. He graduated from 
Williams College in 1843. For several years af- 
ter this he taught school at Beaufort, South Car- 
olina. He took the degree of MD at Rush Medical 
College, and began his practice of medicine at 
Williamstown, Mass. He later resided in Geneseo, 
111. Issue 1 Fannie Louise Perry b. Oct. 5. 1843, 
m. May 1866 Marshall I. Wolcott; Clara Barton 
Perry b. Dec. 24, 1845, unm. 

3268. David Lord Perry b. September 20, 1820 at Stock- 

bridge, Mass.; d. 1903? m. August 17t 1852 Har- 
riet Andrews of Ashland, Ohio, the dau. of Alan- 
son and Sarah (Coats) Andrews, b. Aug. 22, I830. 
He resided in Hinsdale, Mass. and Chicago, 111. 
and was in the real estate business. Issue 1 Lucy 
Benjamin Perry b. May 22, 1853» m. Henry Bascom, 
M.D.; Tela Louis Perry b. Jan. 7, I856; Charles 
Spaulding Perry b. Mar. 26, 1859» David Lord 
Perry; Everett Howe Perry b. July 15» 1872. 

3269. John Buckley Perry b. 1821; d. June 15, 1823, drown 

ed at age 2 years at Stockbridge, Mass. 

3270. Mary E. Perry b. February 18, 1826 at Stockbridge, 

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Mass. j d. December 27, 1902j m. September 6, 184? 
Joshua Edwards Ford, son of George A. Ford, b. 
August 3, 1825, d. Apr. 3, 1866. He was a mis- 
sionary under the protection of the American 
Board for Syria. He sailed for Syria Dec. 1847 
and on his arrival there labored in Aleppo, Bir- 
nit, and Sidon. He returned for his health on 
Sept. 1865, and died early the following year in 
Geneseo, 111. Issue t Nathan Ford b. in Aleppo, 
Syria July 13, 1849, m. Dec. 1870 Alice Lucinda 
Howell of St. Loius, Mo.j George Alfred Ford b. 
1853. d. 1858 j Charles Henry Ford b. Oct. 9, 1856 
and was a professor at the University of Mississ- 
ippi} Sarah Ford b. Sept. 26, 1859} Edward Albert 
Ford b. Dec. 5, I863. 

3271. George Buckley Perry b. July 7, 1828 at Stockbridge 

Mass.; m. May 3, 1855 Marie Louise Tyler, dau. of 
Duty S. and Amy (Braydon) ?yler of N. Adams, Mass 
b, Feb. 21, I834. He was a real estate agent. 
Issue 1 Cornelia Tyler Perry b. Oct. 29, 1856; 
Alfred Tyler Perry b. Aug. 19, I858, m. Apr. 13, 
1887 Anna Flint Morris, dau. of Jonathan Flint 
and Harriet (Hills) Morris of Hartford, Conn. j 
Annie Louisa Perry b. Apr. 30, i860, m. Arthur D. 
Cadyj George Perry. 

3272. Nathan Benjamin Perry b. July 31, 1830 at Stock- 

bridge, Mass. 1 m. December 4, 1856 Minnie Serina 
Wells, dau. of Rodman and Frances (Bosworth) Well 
of N. Adams, Mass, b. Dec. 4, 1834. He was in 
the stove manufacturing business in Albany, N.Y. 
Issue 1 Edward Rodman Perry b. Mar. 27, 1861} 
Frank Spaulding Perry b. March 25, I863. 

3273. Charles Lester Perry b. February 25, 1833; d. 1884; 

m. February 4, 1858 Marie Jannette Wells, dau. of 
Ira Wells, b. Oct. 5, 1837, d. Sept. 20, I865. 
He m/2 May 17, 1871 Fannie Smith of Little Falls, 
N.Y., b. Dec. 27, 1846. He was engaged in coal 
mining at Brian Bluff, Illinois. Issue; Meta 
Caroline Perry b. Jan. 3, 1859. 

3274. Sarah Louise Perry b. Oct. 11, I836 at Stockbridge, 

Mass.} m. Sept. 27, 1871 Rev. James G. Dougherty 
of Chillocothe, Missouri. He was the son of 
Robert Chambers and Catherine (Russell) Dougherty 
b, Sept. 22, I838. Issue; Lucy Taft Dougherty b. 
Jan. 15, 1873; Minnie Louke Dougherty b. Feb. 24, 
1874} Bradford Dougherty b. Nov. 12, 1875} Annie 
Dougherty b. June 21, 1877} son b. June 11, 1880. 
They resided at Ottawa, Kansas. 

Resources; Wilson papers, which included letters from Lucy 
(Benjamin) Perry} p. 55 Gen. Leavenworth Fam. of U.S. . 
Leavenworth, 1873; p. 5^3 Desc. of John Whitman of 
Weymouth. Mass. . Farnam, 1889. 

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1562. RUTH BENJAMIN 7 (Nathan 6 " 5 , Joseph ~ 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born May 20, 

1794 at South Egremont, Mass.; the dau. of Nathan and 
Ruth (Seymour) Benjaminj died July 4, 1822 at Greenfield, 
Mass. She married Rev. Charles Jenkins on January 29, 
1821. He was the son of Southworth and Huldah (Wright) 
Jenkins and was born August 28, 1?86 at Barre, Mass. and 
died December 29, I831 at Portland, Maine. He married/2 

Amelia Stiles Leavitt, dau. of Jonathan and Eruelia ( ) 

Leavitt. 

He was a graduate of William College in 1813 and stud- 
ied theology at Williamstown. He resided in Greenfield, 
Mass. from 1820-1825 and was the pastor of the Third Cong. 
Church of Portland, Maine. 

There were no children from the first marriage. 

Children of Charles and Amelia (Leavitt) Jenkins t 
J. L. Jenkins; pastor at Pittsfield, Mass. 
Amelia Jenkins; m. Foote of New Haven, Conn. 

Resource; Letter from Rev. J. L. Jenkins to Dr. Wilson 
in 1881. 

1563. CHARLES SEYMOUR BENJAMIN 7 . (Nathan 6 " 5 , Joseph 2 *" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born January 18, 1797 at Sheffield or South Egremont, 
Mass.; the son of Nathan and Ruth (Seymour) Benjamin; died 
February 16, 1870, age 73, at Williamstown, Mass. He mar- 
ried/l Caroline Emily (G.) Buckley/Bulkeley of Williams- 
town, Mass. on May 21, 1827. She was the dau. of Joshua 
Robins and Sarah (Tainton) Buckley and was born April 25, 
1805 and died July 1/2, 1844, age 42, at Williamstown, 
Mass. of heart disease. He m/2 Jane Butler on May 25, 
1852 at Northampton, Mass. She was the dau. of William 
and Huldah (Brown) Butler and was born at Northampton 
September 18, 1814. (Note; Another source said he m/2 
Martha Washington Gold, dau. of Thomas and Martha (Marsh) 
Gold, b. October 5, 1801.) 

He was a merchant at Pittsfield, Mass. during the 
greater part of his life. 

Children of Charles and Caroline (Buckley) Benjamini 

3275. Sarah Benson Pierson Benjamin b. June 13, I830 at 

Cattskill, N.Y. (Notei Williamstown vr gives her 
birth as Feb. 22, 1840.); d. 1881 in Pittsfield, 
Mass. ; unm. 

3276. May Buckley or Mary E. Benjamin b. August 5, 1832; 

d. March 26, 1833, age 7 mos. 7 days. (Williams- 
town vr ) . 

3277. Frances Caroline Benjamin b. April 25, 1835 at Pit- 

tsfield, Mass.; d. July 12, 1873 or I8?5i m. May 
25, 1871 Thomas Clapp Colt, b. Apr. 5, 1830. He 
was a wollen manufacturer in Pittsfield. 

Children of Charles and Jane (Butler) Benjamini 

3278. Charles Seymour Benjamin b. June 21, 1855 at North- 

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amp-ton, Mass.; d. December 6, i860. 

Resourcesi p. 418 Marsh Gen. . Marsh, 1895; p. 163 Hist, of 
Ancient Weathersfield, Conn. , Stiles Vol. II j p. 563 DescT 
of John Whitman of Weymouth. Mass. . Farnam, 1889; Letter 
from Jane Butler Benjamin in 1881 to Dr. Wilson among the 
Wilson Papers. 

1564. GEORGE WHITMAN BENJAMIN 7 (Nathan ^ Joseph 3 ~ 2 , John 1 ) born 

February 27, 1804 at Catskill, New York; the son of Nathan 
and Ruth (Seymour) Benjamin; died June 6, 1874 at age of 
70 yrs., at Albany, New York. He married Adeline Powell 
on August 20, 1833. She was the dau. Of Dr. Horatio and 
Hannah (Russell) Powell and was born March 24, 1814 at 
Malone, New York and died November 1, 1872 at Albany, N.Y. 

He was a merchant at Albany and head of the firm Ben- 
jamin, Yerks, & Co., a wholesale feed company. He spent 
some time at Stockbridge, Mass. and was "of Burlington, 
Vermont" at the time of his marriage. He went from Bur- 
lington to Cleveland, Ohio and then in 1841 moved to 
Albany. 

They had 9 children, but only 3 lived to adulthood. 

Children of George W. and Adeline (Powell) Benjamini 
*3278. Adeline Maria Benjamin b. September 10, I838 at 

Cleveland, Ohio. 
*3279. Cornelia (Nellie) Benjamin b. September 3, 1843 at 

Albany, N.Y. 
*3280. George Powell Benjamin b. March 12, 1850 at Albany. 

3281. Charlotte Benjamin; died in infancy. 

3282. William Russell Benjamin; died in infancy. 

3283. Charles Seymour Banjamin; died in infancy. 

Resourcesi Nat. Cyclopeadia of Amer. Biog. Vil. 32 p. 307; 
p. 563 Desc. of John Whitman of Weymouth. Mass. . Farnham, 
1889; Wilson Papers, which included letters from George W. 
Benjamin in 1881. 

1565. ABIGAIL (ABBIE) BENJAMIN 7 (Nathan 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born January 30, 1808 at Catskill, New York; the dau. of 
Nathan and Ruth (Seymour) Benjamin; died April 20, 1883, 
age 75i at Williamstown, Mass. She married Henry Lyman 
Sabin, M.D. on April 24, I833 at Williamstown, Mass. (vr) 
as his second wife. He was the son of Jesse and Ether 
(Buckley) Sabin and was born May 29, 1801 and died Novem- 
ber 3i 1874. (Note 1 These dates were given Dr. Wilson by 
his wife. In Desc. of John Whitman his b. is given as May 
29, 1810 and his d. Feb. 24, 1884. ) 

They resided in Williamstown, Mass. and New York City. 

Children of Henry L. and Abigail (Benjamin) Sabini 

3284. Lucy Whitman Sabin b. Feb. 2, 1834 at Williamstown, 

Mass.; d. Feb. 25, 1902 at New York City; m. Oct. 
6, 1852 John Adriance, b. Oct. 6, 1852 at NYC. 

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Issue i John Sabin Adriance b. Feb. 18, 1861; Isaac 
Adriance b. Oct. 1862^ d. 1887; Henry Benton 
Adriance b. Aug. 5, 1866; and Dr. Vanderpool 
Adriance b. May 13, 1869. From a clipping, it 
would seem that none of her children survived her. 

3285. Sophia Sabin; d. before 1900; unm. 

3286. Ruth Benjamin Sabin b. July 26, I836 at Williams- 

town, Mass. j d. March 15, 1874 at Macon, France; 
m. Jan. 25, I865 Fredrick D. Leake b. Nov. 28, 
1816; d. May 22, I898 at Williamstown, Mass. 

3287. Elizabeth Esther Sabin b. August 26, 1839 » d. March 

10, 1910; m. April 19, 1877 Fredrick D. Leake, 
widower of her sister, as his third wife. 

3288. Charles Dwight Sabin b. July 22, 1840 at Williams- 

town, Mass.; m. Sept. 18, 1890 at New Lebanon, NY 
to Susan Gould Tilden, b. Dec. 6, 1855 at New 
Lebanon, N.Y. Issue 1 Elizabeth Tilden Sabin b. 
Oct. 9, 1892 at Pittsfield, Mass.; Charles Dwight 
Sabin Jr. b. Dec. Ik, 1894 at New York City. 

3289. Nathan Henry Sabin; m. May 15, I878 Hattie Jones 

and had a dau. Ruth Mary Sabin b. March 6, 1880. 

3290. Abigail (Abbie) Benjamin Sabin b. April 26, 1847 

at Williamstown, Mass.; m. 1871 Joseph Benjamin. 
(For her carry down, see #3248.) 

Resources! p. 563 Desc. of John Whitman of Weymouth. Mass. 
Farnam, 1889j p. 188 Vol.109 N.E. Hist, and Gen. Register ; 
Vol. 25 p. 123 PAR Lineage Book ; Letters to Dr. Wilson 
from Lucy (Benjamin) Perry and Abbie (Benjamin) Sabin. 

1567. REV. NATHAN BENJAMIN 7 (Nathan 5 , Joseph^" 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

December 14, 1811 at Catskill, New York; the son of Nathan 
and Ruth (Seymour) Benjamin; died January 27, 1855, age 44 
at Constantinople, Turkey of typus fever. He married Mary 
Gladding Wheeler on April 25, I836 at New York City. She 
was a descendant of Capt. Wheeler of Concord and a dau. of 
Samuel and Emma (Gladding) Wheeler. She was born March 
14, 1814 at Providence, Rhode Island and died March 5, 
1871 at Medford, Mass. 

His father died when he was 2 years old, and his fam- 
ily then moved to Williamstown, Mass. He graduated from 
Williams College in I83I and studied theology for two 
years at Auburn, N.Y. and medicine at New Haven, Conn, and 
graduated from Andover University in 1834. He was ordain- 
ed at Williamstown on April 21, I836, was married, and 
left in December of that year for Smyrna, Turkey to be a 
missionary. In 1845 they returned to the U.S. because of 
his wife's health, but in Oct. 1846 they returned to 
Smyrna. He then took charge of the Board's printing press. 
He edited a newspaper at Constantinope, where he died. 
His family returned to America, where his last child was 
born. 

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Children of Nathan and Mary (Wheeler) Benjamini 
*3291. Samuel Gladding (?Green) Wheeler Benjamin b. Feb- 
ruary 13» 1837 at Argos, Greece. 
3292. Henry Sabin Benjamin b. October 29, I838 at Athens, 
Greece; d. November 21, 1839. 
*3293. Frances Seymour Benjamin b. February 19t 1840. 
3294. Margaret Hanford Benjamin b. January 27, 1842 at 
Athens, Greece; d. April 11, 1855 at Constanti- 
nople, Turkey. 
*3295. Charles Alfred Benjamin b. November 4, 1843 at 
Athens, Greece. 

3296. Sarah Benjamin be. 1844; d. November 10, 1848, age 

4-2-25 (gs) and is buried in the cemetery on the 
Van der Bogart Farm in Danby, Tompkins Co., N.Y. 

3297. Mary Emma Benjamin b. March 15, 1851 at Smyrna, 

Turkeys d. April 26, 1854 at Constantinople. 

3298. Martha or Nathan Benjamin b. September 25, 1855 at 

Valatie, New York; d. January 12, I856. 

Resources! p. 563 Desc. of John Whitman of Weymouth, Mass . 
Farnam, 1889; Wilson Papers, which indued letters from 
Mary G. (Wheeler) Benjamin to Mary (Perry) Ford via Betty 
Ford of E. Aurora, N.Y.; Am. Gen. Biog. Index ; Tree Talks 
Dec. 1966 p. 190. 

1569. IRA BENJAMIN 7 (Ira , Nathan 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born June 
3, 1793 at Newburgh, New York; the son of Ira and Eliza- 
beth (Humphrey) Benjamin; died June 2/5, 1874 , age 81, at 
Newburgh, Orange Co., New York. He is buried in the Green 
wood Cemetery at Brooklyn, New York. He married Elizabeth 
Adams of Sussex, New Jersey on June 19» 1813 at Deckertown 
Sussex Co., New Jersey (vr), the dau. of Lewis Adams. She 
was born 1795 and died July 17, I867 at St. Louis, Miss- 
ouri, at the home of her dau. She is buried with her hus- 
band. 

He is listed in the 1840 census of Newburgh, N.Y. 

Children of Ira and Elizabeth (Adams) Benjamini 

3299. Ira Benjamin. 

3300. Mary Benjamin. 

3301. Martha Benjamin; m. John Hagen; resided in Newburgh 
*3302. John L. Benjamin b. January 23, 1817. 

*3303. Lewis Adams Benjamin b. September 12, 1818 at 
Deckertown, New Jersey. 

3304. Richard Benjamin; m. June 17, 1845 Susan Jane 

Seacord (Seacor) b. 1817; d. 1861; and buried in 
the First Methodist Church Cem. at New Rochelle, 
Westchester Co., N.Y. 

3305. Sarah Benjamin b. 1822; d. September 21, 1875 at 

St. Louis, Missouri; m/l Grimes DuBois who d. 

1852; m/2 Veitch. It was she who purchased 

the cemetery lot in Brooklyn, New York. She is 
buried there, also. 

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3306. Jane Benjamin. 

3307. Julia Benjamin; died Nov. 4, 1901 ; m. Oct. 19, 

1852 Benjamin S. Fullerton at the Dutch Reform 
Church in New York City b. 1828, d. May 10, I878. 
♦3308. Gabriel P. Benjamin. 

Resources 1 Wilson Papers; Records of Richard N. Benjamin 
of Westview, New Jersey; Vol. 72 p. 243-4 N. Y. Biog. and 
Gen. Records . 

1570. MALINDA BENJAMIN 7 (Ira , Nathan 5 , Joseph 4 " 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

1794-1800; the dau. of Ira and Betsey (Humphrey) Benjamin. 
She married Major Ives (lies) of Springfield, Illinois. 

Children of Major and Malinda (Benjamin) Ivesi 

3309. Thomas Ives. 

3310. Louise Ives. 

Resources! Wilson Papers, which included a letter from 
H. E. Pearce. 

1571. ELIZA BENJAMIN 7 (Ira 6 , Nathan 5 , Joseph 4-3 " 2 , John 1 ) born Jan- 

uary 7, 1806 in Lima, New York; the dau. of Ira and Eliza- 
beth ^Humphrey) Benjamin. She married Aldrich Wiley on 
January 23 » 1822 at Livonia, New York. He was born Octo- 
ber 23, 1796 at Dal ton, Mass. 

Children of Aldrich and Eliza (Benjamin) Wileyi 

3311. Malinda Ives (lies) Wiley b. January 14, 1823 in 

New Yorkj m. March 4, 1841 Athelstan W. Smith, 
b. Aug. 7, 1813, d. July 5, 1879 at Springwater, 
New York. 

3312. Susan Wiley b. September 25, 1824; d. Oct. 23, 1825 

3313. Lucy Wiley b. April 22, 1831 at Lima, N.Y.j d. Feb. 

15, 1833. 
331^. George Aldrich Wiley b. July 19, 1840 ; d. May 31, 
1842 at Springwater, N.Y. 

Resources Wilson Papers. 

?1577. NATHAN CALVIN BENJAMIN 7 (Josiah , Nathan 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 
born March 12, 1805, at, probable, E. Boomfield, New York; 
the son of Josiah and Lucy (Adams) Benjamin. (Notei Dr. 
Wilson had him as a son of Merchant Benjamin, who was a 
son of Peleg Benjamin — see #1392.) He died June 28, I863 
and married Mary Ann Kline. She was born August 14, 1808. 

Children of Nathan C. and Mary Ann (Kline) Benjamini 
*3315. George Calvin Benjamin b. March 21, 1828. 

3316. Julia A. Benjamin b. November 9, 1829; d. January 

7, 1834. 

3317. John M. Benjamin b. July 20, 1832; m. Damia Lamson 

on October 9, I856 at Egremont, Mass. (vr). They 
had dau. Alice Benjamin b. at Sheffield, Mass. 

363 



3318. Francis W. Benjamin b. September 22, 1834; m. Mary- 

Cameron, but had no children. He was a physcian 
in California. 

3319. Mary J. Benjamin b. September 7, 1835; m. H. 0. 

Bedell and resided in Jackson, Michigan. Issue 1 
Delia Bedell and Maud Bedell, both b. in Jackson, 
Michigan. 

3320. Cordelia Ann Benjamin b. April 29, 1838; m. B. 

Frank Baldwin at S. Egremont, Mass. 

♦3321. James Monroe (Mclnroe) Benjamin b. August 26, 1843. 
3322. Foster Kline (Levi F. on b. rec.) Benjamin b. Aug- 
ust 24, 1846 at Egremont, Mass. (vr); m. Martha 
Patterson at S. Egremont. If his name was Foster 
Kline, it would reinforce the correctness of the 
placement of this line! 

?3323. Charles Benjamin b. June 21, 1855 at S. Egremont. 

Resources 1 Records of Dr. Wilson; Vital Records of Egre- 
mont, Mass. 

1578. HIRAM BENJAMIN 7 (John , Nathan 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

June 8, 1804 at E. Bloomfield, New York; the son of John 
and Asenath (Wright) Benjamin; died February 12, i860 at 
Pine Run, Genesse Co., Michigan. He m/l Mary Porter on 

April 17, 1828, the dau. of Stephen and Elizabeth ( ) 

Porter, and the widow of Gilbert Porter. She was born 
1800-10. He m/2 Belinda Lewis on November 16, 1853 at 
Flint, Michigan. 

Hiram was admitted to church membership in West Bloom- 
field, N.Y. and was listed in a census at Washington Twp., 
Macomb Co., Michigan. 

He had 4 sons and 2 daus. 

Children of Hiram and Mary (Porter) Benjamin; 

3324. John Benjamin; resided in Flint, Michigan. 

3325. Luther Benjamin; resided in DeMoines, Iowa. 

3326. Hiram Benjamin; died 1828 in Mendon, Monroe Co., NY 

MIGHT perhaps be their first child. 

Resources; Wilson Papers; p. 32 and 125 Early Settlers of 
New York State , Foley. 

1579. ELISHA BENJAMIN 7 (John , Nathan 5 , Joseph ~ 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

July 2, 1806 at East Bloomfield, New York; the son of John 
and Asenath (Wright) Benjamin; died August 15, 1849, age 
of 43 yrs., at Avon, Oakland Co., Michigan. He married 
Lucinda Stempson (Stimpson) on July 4, 1832 at Mendon, 
New York. She was born in 1814 and died May/August 10, 
1842 at Avon, Michigan. 

Elisha moved to Michigan about 1833. His will was 
probated on August 15, 1849 at Oakland Co., Michigan. In 
Vol. 1 p. 72 (Probate Records) the heirs are namedi George 
William, Melvin, and Almira. In Vol. 1 p. 73, the mother 

364 



is now also dead, and in Vol. 2 p. 42, their Uncle John 
Benjamin is named guardian for the children. 

Children of Elisha and Lucinda ftStempson) Benjamin i 

3327. John L. Benjamin b. July 24, I833 at Avon, Michigan 
0000 , d J before 1900| m. Jane R. Lufkin. 

3328. Almira Benjamin b. August 24, 1834 at Avon; m. June 

v'o ia 55 Clement J. Kemp in Michigan. He d. Mar- 
ch 21, 18?8 at Ferndale, California. She m/2 
August 17, 1881 Stephen C. Benjamin. No issue of 
either marriage. 

3329. Almanda Benjamin b. December 31, I835 at Avon 

Not named in her father f s will, 
* 333 ?* William Reilly Benjamin b. March 13, I839 at Avon. 
3331. George Benjamin b. June 2, I837, d. October 25 

1857 at Royal Oak, Michigan. 
♦3332. Melvin Elisha Benjamin b. August 10, 1841 at Avon 

Michigan. 

Resource! Letter to Dr. Wilson from Mrs. Almira (Benjamin) 
Kemp Benjamin, dated I889. J ' 

1580. JOHN L. BENJAMIN 7 (John 6 , Nathan 5 , Joseph 4 ' 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

April 19, 1809 at Mendon, Monroe Co., New York; the son of 
John and Asenath (Wright) Benjamin. He married Ruth Ann 
Warner on December 10, I835 at Farmington, Michigan. 
He left home when he was quite young and went to 
Michigan. 

Children of John and Ruth (Warner) Benjamin: 
3333. John Benjamin. He had a son John, who was m. in 
Royal Oaks, Michigan in 1905. 

Resouresi Letter from the son of John Benjamin to Dr 
Wilson in 1900; Hartford Times Jan. 14, 1961. 

1687. SAMUEL HICKOK 7 (Hannah 6 , Nathan 5 , Joseph 4 ; 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

June 5, 1818 at East Bloomfield, New York; the son of Dr. 
Henry Pell and Hannah (Benjamin) Hickok; died March 24, 
1877. He married Eliza Wiley on November 16, 1842 at 
Springwater, New York. She was born January 6, 1823 at 
Springwater. 

Children of Samuel and Eliza (Wiley) Hickoki 
333^. Henry Horatio Hickok b. November 6, 1843 at Cana- 
dice, Livingston Co., N.Y. 

3335. George Wiley Hickok b. October 6, 1845 at Geneceo, 

Illinois. 

3336. Mary Eliza Hickok b. November 17, 1847 at Silver 

Lake, Michigan. 

3337. Samuel Robert Allen Hickok b. June 23, 1850 at 

Silver Lake, Michigan. 

3338. Harriet Elizabeth Hickok b. December 13, 1851 at 

Canadice, N.Y. 

365 



3339 • Emma Sophronia Hickok b. June 10, 1854 at Canadice. 

3340. Sarah Jane Hickok b. April 2, 1861; d. Feb. 13, 

1864. 

3341. John Wiley Hickok b. March 14, 1866 at Canadice, NY 

Resource i Letter to Dr. Wilson from H. E. Pearce. 

1723. DANIEL BENJAMIN 7 (Stephen , Obed^" , Joseph 3 " 2 , John ) born 
December 1, 1782 at Gasper eau, Nova Scotia, Canada; the 
son of Stephen and Mary (Parker) Benjamin. He died 1854 
at Pughwash, Candada. He married Jane McNab at Pughwash 
on May 8, 1821, the dau. of Peter McNab. She was born at 
Perth Co., Scotland and d. at Pughwash May 12, I893. 

Daniel moved to Pughwash, where he "engaged in the 
timber trade and land speculation" with the strong object- 
ions of his family. Daniel and his brohter, Nathaniel, as 
young unmarried men, are listed in The History of Annapo- 
lis (calnek-Savary) with the first grantees of New Albany 
on the Nictaux River in 1806. Daniel also purchased 1030 
acres of woodland on March 8, 1814 at Gay's River, Col- 
chester Co. He was considered the leading citizen of 
Pugwash and in addition operated a large farm and esta- 
blished a tannery and grist mill near the present railroad 
station and later a second tannery on Water Street at 
King Street, near Cyrus Eaton's ancestral home. He appar- 
ently acted as village banker and had considerable funds 
in local morgages and property. 

Children of Daniel and Jane (McNab) Benjamin 1 

3342. Mary Ann Benjamini died age 79 years. 

3343. John Eddington Benjamin j m. Melessa Bordon b. 1824, 

d. 1922, and had no issue. 

3344. Nathaniel Benjamin b. 1824; d. I865 in California. 

3345. Henrietta Benjamin b. 1831 j d. Aug. 6, 1909. 

3346. Lavenia C. Benjamin b. 1835; d. March 17, i860. 

3347. Daniel Benjamin Jr.i m. Adelia A. Manning b. Sept. 

9, 1852, dau. of Benjamin W.C. and Waity (Newcomb) 
Manning. He was killed by Indians in West Canada 
and she m/2 Thomas Keefler. Daniel's estate was 
probated Mar. 3» 1887 in Lunenburg Co. Nova Scotia 
and was called "late of W, Bridgewater" and the 
petition was made by his widow, Adelia. Her bond 
smen were C. Manning and Charles Goucher. In 
March 26, 1904, heirs-in-law of Daniel sold land 
in order to clear an inheritance problem to 
Stephen P. Benjamin. They were namedi Mrs. Lena 
Davison, wife of Archie F. of Bridgewater; Vera 
Benjamin, spinster; Frank Benjamin of Everett, 
Mass.; and S. Edgar Benjamin of Millbury, Mass. 

*3348. Stephen Peter Benjamin b. January 28, I837. 
3349. Elizabeth Benjamin; m. Andrew Peers. 

*3350. James Benjamin b. October 12, 1846. 
3351. Abraham Benjamin b. 1853; d. 1888 at Pughwash, Nova 

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Scotia, Canada. 

Resources i Obadiah Benjamin of Nova Scotia by R. Allen 
Benjamin, 1973t P. 408 Newcomb Gen ~ 

172 5. SARAH BENJAMIN 7 (Stephen 6 , Qbed 5 ~\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
June 5, 1786 at Gaspereau, Nova Scotia, Canada; the dau. 
of Stephen and Molly (Pike) Benjamin. She died December 
6, 1865 at Ouaco, New Brunswick, Canada. She married on 
April 21, 1809 Johanson Allen. 

Children of Johanson and Sarah (Benjamin) Alleni 

3352. Mary Jane Allen b. March 27, 1810; d. Apr. 6, 1886, 

unm. 

3353. Daniel Allen b. May 28, 1811; d. Feb. 3, 1874, unm. 

3354. Stephen Allen b. November 6, 1812; d. July 30, I865 

unm. 

3355. Salome Allen b. January 18, 1814. 

3356. Claricy Allen b. December 16, 1816; d. 1884; m. 

Benjamin Duncanson. 

3357. Lavinia Allen b. May 1, 1819$ d. July 22, 1903; 

m. James Anderson Sr. 

3358. Joseph Allen b. July 26, 1821; d. in the United 

S ta t e s 

3359. Perez Martin Allen b. May 12, 1823. 

Resource; Obediah Benjamin of Nova Scotia, R. Allen 
Benjamin, 1973. 

1726. WILLIAM BENJAMIN 7 (Stephen , 0bed 5 "\ Joseph 3 ' 2 , John 1 ) born 
July 8, 1788 at Gaspereau, Nova Scotia, Canada; the son of 
Stephen and Molly (Pike) Begamin. He died February 23 1 
1848. He married Rebecca Davidson on March 26, 1817, the 
dau. of Nathan and Martha (Fish) Davidson and was born in 
1798 and died in 1882. 

Children of William and Rebecca (Davidson) Benjamini 

3360. Hiram Benjamin b. April 23, 1819; d. July 31, 1851? 

unm. 

3361. Nathaniel Benjamin b. July 27, 1821; d. January 31, 

1884; m. Mary Coldwell Kinnie; no issue. 

3362. Nancy Benjamin b. 1823; d. July 6, i860. 
♦3364. Martha Amelia Benjamin b. 1862. 

*3365. Moria Ann Benjamin b. I830. 

3366. Sarah Benjamin b. 1832; d. before 1859. 

3367. Rebecca Benjamin b. 1832; m. February 25, 1855 to 

Abner Reid; moved to Atlantic, Mass. and had 5 

children. 
*3368. Sophia Delight Benjamin b. I838. 
3369. Marsden Lowden Benjamin b. 1840; d. September 6, 

1899; m. Sarah Jane Davidson. 
*3370. Douglas Woodworth Benjamin b. 1844. 

Resources t Obadiah Benjamin of Nova Scotia , R. Allen Ben- 

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jamin, 1973; p. 737 Desc. of John Whitman of Weymouth, Mas 
Farnam, 1889. 

1730. ABRAHAM BENJAMIN 7 (Stephen , Obed*~ , Joseph 3 " , John ) born 

April 6, 1798; the son of Stephen and Molly (Pike) Benjam- 
in; died in 1875. He married Sarah D. Tuttle, the dau. of 
James Tuttle. She was born in 1821 at Wallace, Nova Scot- 
ia and died October 16, 1907. 

Children of Abraham and Sarah (Tuttle) Benjamin i 

3371. Mary Jane Benjamin b. January 22, 1855; d. 1911. 

3372. child, who died young. 

3373. Abraham Benjamin; m. Annie Elizabeth Angrvine 

(Amevine?) and had 6 children. 

3374. Hannah Amelia Benjamin. 

3375. Hbt. (?Herbert) Benjamin. 

3376. William Benjamin. 

3377. Carrie Benjamin. 

Resource; Tuttle-Tuthill Line . Tuttle, 1968 

1731. LUCY BENJAMIN 7 (Stephen , Obed^" , Joseph 3 " 2 , John ) born 

June 6, 1800; the dau. of Stephen and Molly (Pike); died 
May 13, 1868. She married James Pitts, the son of Thomas 
and Ann (Cleveland) Pitts. 

Children of James and Lucy (Benjamin) Pitts 1 

3378. Elizabeth Pitts; d. 1871; m. Henry Lawrence. 

3379. James Pitts Jr. 

3380. Thomas Pitts. 

3381. Olive Pitts. 

3382. Benjamin Pitts. 

Resource! Obadiah Benjamin of Nova Scotia, R. Allen Ben- 
jamin, 1973. 

1732. LAVINIA BENJAMIN 7 (Stephen, Obed 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

September 17, 1802; the dau. of Stephen and Molly (Pike) 
Benjamin; died January 19, 1850. She married Cyrus Hiram 
Davidson, the son of Nathan and Martha (Fish) Davidson. 

Children of Cyrus H. and Lavinia (Benjamin)) Davidsoni 

3383. Harriet Olivia Davidson; m. Wilbur Davidson. 

3384. Eliza Davidson b. 1833; d. 1922; m. Jehiel Davidson 

3385. Amelia Davidson b. 1835; d. December 16, 1874; m. 

Jehiel A. Duncanson. 

Resource! Obadiah Benjamin of Nova Scotia ; R. Allen Benjam 
in, 1973. 

1733. STEPHEN BENJAMIN JR. 7 (Stephen , Obed 5 " , Joseph 3 " , John ) 

born June 25, 1805 at Gasper eau, Horton Township, Nova 
Scotia, Canada; the son of Stephen and Molly (Pike) Ben- 
jamin; died June 28, 1880. His gravestone says d. I883. 

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He married Anna Schofield. 

Stephen moved from the Gaspereau Valley up the mount- 
ain to Black River and built a house and cleared land 
about 1825. His house was still standing in 1973, though 
in poor condition. 

Children of Stephen and Anna (Schofield) Benjamin i 
♦3386, Gordon (Gerden) Benjamin b. May 20, 1829. 
*3387. Allen Elijah Benjamin b. April 5, 1834. 
♦3388. Michael Leander Benjamin b. October 7, I836 at 
White Rock, Nova Scotia. 

Resources 1 Obadiah Benjamin of Nova Scotia, R. Allen Ben- 
jamin, 1973. 

1734. EBENEZER BENJAMIN 7 (Caleb 6 , 0bed 5 ~\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
February 10, 1785 at Gaspereau, Nova Scotia, Canada; the 
son of Caleb and Lucy (Coldwell) Benjamin; died April 16, 
1853. He married Elizabeth Pineo and she died November 
13, 1823 at Wilmot, Nova Scotia. 

Ebenezer received a land grant on Jan. 2, 1810, which 
states that he had "a wife and 2 children". 

Children of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Pineo) Benjamint 

3389. chid; apparently died young. 

3390. William Benjamin? m. Mary Nowlin, dau. of Patrick 

and Sarah (Eagles) Nowlin. Issue i Willard Benjam 
in who d. age 52 and m. Soffie DeMont; Ebenezer 

Benjamin who d. Apr. 8, I883 and m. Rebecca 

Rebecca was appt. administrix with H.C. Vaughn 
for her husband's estate on Oct. 3, 1885. The 
appraisal was done by Irad Benjamin and Russell 
Colwell, and was worth $100. for personal and 
$200. for real estate and had a homestead, lot, 
stable, and river front.; possibly Robert Benjan- 
in; possibly John Benjamin; Rachel Benjamin. 

Resource 1 Obediah Benjamin of Nova Scotia . R. Allen Ben- 
jamin, 1973. 

1736. ELEANOR BENJAMIN 7 (Caleb , Qbed 5 "\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
in 1788 at Gaspereau, Nova Scotia, the dau. of Caleb and 
Lucy (Coldwell) Benjamin; died May 5i i860. She married 
William Duncanson on December 17, 1808. He was the son of 

James and Isabella ( ) Duncanson and was born in 1780 

and died in 1868. William is buried in the cemetery at 
Wolfville and the grave is marked "Duncan" on the first 
line and "son" 6n the second. 

Pour sons and one dau. emigrated to Wisconsin and 
Minnesota as settlers in the mid 1880* s. 

Children of William and Eleanor (Benjamin) Duncanson; 

3391. Benjamin Duncanson b. July 16, 1809? m. Clarissa 

Allen, the dau. of Jonathan and Sarah (Benjamin) 

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Allen b. 1816 and d. 1884. They had 9 children. 

3392. Eunice Duncanson b. 1810 at Gaspereau; d. 1871 in 

Wisconsin; m. Robert Harvey, b. Oct. 20, 1806, 
d. 1886; had 10 children. 

3393. Jacob Duncanson b. July 30, 1813 at Gaspereau; d. 

Jan. 29# 1883 at Nashville, Minn.; m. Sarah A. 
Dodge on Nov. 7, I838. She b. March 6, 1819 and 
d. April 4, 1884 at Nashville. 

3394. Thomas Duncanson; died young. 

3395. Thomas Duncanson b. at Gaspereau; m/l Marjory Toy 

on Nov. 22, 1843. She d. Apr. 16, 1853. He m/2 
Mrs. Ann Davison Bishop on Nov. 1?, I856, the wid 
ow of Grandison Bishop and dau. of Stephen and 
Elizabeth (Wolf) Davison. Thomas remained in 
Nova Scotia. 

3396. William Duncanson b. March 5, 1825 at Horton, d. 

Dec. 8, 1900 at Lewiston, Minn.; m. Rebecca A. 
Dodge on Feb. 21, 1884. She b. Sept. 21, 1823 
and d. Apr. 1?, 1902. 

3397. Jeremiah Duncanson b. October 10, 1827 at Horton; 

d. Sept. 17, 1909 at St. Paul, Minn.; m/l Mary 
Kinney and had 7 children; m/2 Anna Marie Etter, 
b. Sept. 29. 1845, d. Oct. 15, 1933; had 6 child. 

Resource; Obadiah Ben.iamin of Nova Scotia ; R. Allen Ben- 
jamin; 1973. 

1738. CALEB BENJAMIN 7 (Caleb , Obed 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 1790 

in Gaspereau, Nova Scotia, Canada; the son of Caleb and 
Lucy (Coldwell) Benjamin; died January 14, I867. He mar- 
ried Lucilla Eagles, the dau. of Stephen and Eunice (Cold- 
well) Eagles. She was born about 1815 and died 1875. 

Children of Caleb and Lucilla (Eagles) Benjamin; 

3398. Eunice Benjamin; m. Louis Boone. 

3399. Emma Benjamin; m. Henry Barnaby. 

3400. Lydia Benjamin; m. Charles Dunham. 

3401. Sophie Benjamin; m. Charles Dunham. 

3402. Edwin Benjamin; m. Mary Reid. 

3403. James Benjamin; died young. 

3404. Lorenzo Byron Benjamin b. I856, d. 1924, m. Edith 

Augusta Dunham b. 1859, d. 1943. Had dau. Ella 
Maud Benjamin b. 1885, d. 1947, m. Albert Blois. 

3405. three girls, who died young. 

Resource; Obediah Benjamin of Nova Scotia , R. Allen Ben- 
jamin, 1973. 

1739. LYDIA BENJAMIN 7 (Caleb , 0bed 5 ~\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 1791 

at Gaspereau, Nova Scotia, Canada; the dau. of Caleb and 
Lucy (Coldwell) Benjamin; died September 8, 1819. She 
married Jedediah Jordon on July 7, 1813. He was the son 
of Jedediah and Asenath (Bill) Jordon and was born Decem- 

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ber 21, 1786. 

Children of Jedediah and Lydia (Benjamin) Jordoni 
3^06. Eunice Jordon b. Aug. 19, 18?6, d. 1897» unm. 
3^07. Thomas Jordon b. Aug. 16, 1818 1 d. 191 5 J m. Jane 
Robinson. 

3408. Michael Jordon b. Oct. 12, 1821 1 m. Olivia Eagles 

b. Mayl3, 1820. 

3409. Andrew Jordon b. Oct. 28, I823i d. Aug. 6, I8961 

m. Ruby Eagles b. 1829, d. 1900. 

3410. Jehiel Jordon b. 1825? 

3411. Jacob Jordon j moved to Australia. 

3412. Lydia Orinda Jordon b. Mar. 27, I8331 m. Mariner 

Cleveland. 

3413. Grandison Jordon b. Jan. 11, I83O5 m. Nancy Cleve- 

land, He had a son John Jordon who m. Mary 
Benjamin, dau. of Nathan and Nancy (Westcott) 
Benjamin. (See # 3415.) 

Resource 1 Obadiah Benjamin of Nova Scotia . R. Allen Ben- 
jamin, 1973. 

1742. PEREZ MARTIN BENJAMIN 7 (Abel 6 , 0bed 5 ~\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born October 23, 1791 at Gaspereau, Nova Scotia, Canada; 
the son of Abel and Eunice (Rand) Benjamin j died August 4, 
1850 at Horton, Nova Scotia. He married Sarah Stevens on 
April 19, 1815, the dau. of Moses and Ann (Minor) Stevens. 
She was born 1795 and died 1875. 

Perez was a member of the Legislative Assembly of the 
Providence of Nova Scotia from Horton from I836 thru 1840 
and again in 1843 thru 1847. In October 1816 he became a 
mason in the St. George Lodge in Horton. 

Children of Perez and Sarah (Stevens) Benjamini 
*34l4. Irad Benjamin b. October 23, 1816. 

3415. Nathan Benjamin b. June 20, 1819; d. May 28, 1900; 

m/l Nancy Westcott; m/2 Widow Mary E. Larkin. In 
will #136 at Kentville, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, 
Nathan Benjamin, farmer of Horton, was granted on 
June 28, 1900 with executors named as Nathaniel 
Owen Benjamin and Freeman E. Coldwell. He names 
son Freeman, son Perez, dau. Lucinda, wife of 
John Hayward, wife Mary E., and dau. Mary, wife 
of John Jordon. When the will was proved in 1910 
Mary Jordon was dead and 4 Jordon children were 
namedi Alice, age 20; Ruie, age 17, Kevin, age 5» 
and Harry, age 10 mos. 

3416. Eunice Benjamin; m/l Marshall Thompson; m/2 David 

Coldwell; m/3 Nathaniel Randall. 

3417. Sarah Benjamin; m. Joseph Eagles. 

3418. Harriet Benjamin b. 1826, d. Apr. 5, 1890; m. 

Charles Coldwell. 

3419. Perez Benjamin. 
3420 Samuel Benjamin. 

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3421. James Benjamin; perhaps d. I838 and buried in Wolf- 

ville, Nova Scotia. 

Resource 1 Qbadiah Ben.jamin of Nova Scotia; R. Allen Ben- 
jamin, 1973. 

1746. EUNICE BENJAMIN 7 (Abel , Obed^ , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born July 
11, 1799 at Gasper eau. Nova Scotia, Canada} the dau. of 
Abel and Eunice (Rand) Benjamin; died August 18, 1884 at 
St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Candada. She married Caleb 
Eaton on September 27, 1826. He was born November 15. 
1787 and died January 4, I863 at Deer Island, Canada. He 
was a sea captain and had m/l Jane Rand, an aunt of his 
second wife. 

Children of Caleb and Eunice (Benjamin) Eaton 1 

3422. Eunice Eaton b. June 27, 1828; m. 1849 Nehemiah 

Lord. 

3423. Elizabeth Eaton b. Dec. 11, I83O; d. Sept. 15, 1837 

3424. Abel Benjamin Eaton b. Oct. 13, I833. 

3425. Joanna Caroline Eaton b. Nov. 24, 1835; d. May 24, 

1867; m. 1852 Patrick C. Gorman. 

3426. Faynetty Charlotte Eaton b. Aug. 19, I838; m. I865 

Jeddediah Crocker and had 6 children. 

3427. Eliza Eaton b. Dec. 10, 1840; d. Sept. 19, 1842. 

Resource! Qbadiah Benjamin of Nova Scotia ; R. Allen Ben- 
jamin, 1973. 

17 53. ELIZABETH BENJAMIN 7 (Jacob , Obed^ , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
February 19, 1797 at Gaspereau, Nova Scotia, Canada; the 
dau. of Jacob H. and Salome (Cleveland) Benjamin; died May 
26, 1870. She married Samuel Westcott Jr on Novmeber 16, 
1815. He was born January 18, 1789 and died June 22, 1849 

Children of Samuel and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Westcotti 

3428. Lelititia Westcott b. Oct. 31, 1816; m. William 

Hugh Mitchell and resided in Grand Pre. 

3429. Lucinda Westcott b. Mar. 11, 1818; m. Daniel Allen 

of Gaspereau. 

3430. Jacob Benjamin Westcott b. Mar. 13, 1820; m/l Mar- 

tha Dorman; m/2 Lydia Coldwell. 

3431. Robert Westcott b. 1828; m. Moria Benjamin, dau. of 

William Benjamin (see #3365.). 

3432. Nancy Westcott b. April 30, 1823; d. July 1, 1871 » 

m. Nathan Benjamin, son of Perez Martin Benjamin. 
(See #3415). 

3433. Sarah Westcott b. Feb. 4, 1833; m. Daniel Miner. 

3434. Susan Westcott; m. Capt. James Lawrence of Hants- 

port. 

Resource 1 Qbadiah Benjamin of Nova Scotia . R. Allen Ben- 
jamin, 1973. 

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17 54. PARNEL (PARNEY) BENJAMIN 7 (Jacob 6 , Obed 5 ~\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born April 26, 1799 at Gaspereau, Nova Scotia, Canada; the 
dau. of Jacob H. and Salome (Cleveland) Benjamin; died Aug 
ust 18, 1875. She married Theodore Reid, who was born in 
1799 and died October 8, 1855. 

Children of Theodore and Farnel (Benjamin) Reidi 

3435. Abner Reid; m. Rebecca Benjamin on Feb. 25, I855. 

3436. Jacob Reid. 

3437. Ann Reid; m. Horner and d. Before Mar. I883 j 

3438. Jerusha Reid. 

3439. Mary Elizabeth Reid b. 1826; d. 19161 m. Silas 

Davidson. 

Resource! Obadiah Benjamin of Nova Scotia. R. Allen Ben- 
jamin, 1973. 

1755. EZKIEL BENJAMIN 7 (Jacob , Obed 5 " 4 , Joseph 3 ' 2 , John 1 ) born 
April 1, 1801 at Horton Twp., Kings Co., Nova Scotia, 
Canada; the son of Jacob and Salome (Cleveland) Benjamin; 
died March 1, 1893. He m/l in 1824 Sarah Ann Davidson. 
She was born in 1803 and died January 1827, age 24. He 
m/2 October 26, 1827 Phoebe Illsley, the dau. of Randal 
and Phoebe Margaret (Kinnie) Illsley. She was b. May 9, 
1807 and died February 24, I887. 

He had 9 children and was a farmer at Gaspereau. 

Children of Ezkiel and Phoebe (Illsley) Benjamini 

3440. Charles Thompson Benjamin b. May 27, 1829; d. 1910; 

unm.; a firerman; resided at Long Island, N.S. 
*344l. William Andrew Benjamin b. August 15, I831. 

3442. Sarah Elizabeth Benjamin b. Jan. 13, 1843; d. Mar. 

1909; m. Nov. 26, 1857 Charles E. Pope; painter; 
resided in Boston, Mass.; 6 children. 

3443. Augusta Elmira Benjamin b. Nov. 5, 1835; d. Dec. 11 
1922; m. Russell Coldwell, son of David Coldwell. 

3444. Salome Ann Fancy Benjamin b. June 15, 1837; d. 
1923; m. Henry Eagles. He d. Feb. 1874, lost at 
sea. They had 8 children. She m/2 Albert For- 
syth. 

3445. Rebecca Sophia Benjamin b. April 13. 1839$ d. Oct. 
20, 1910; m. March 24, 1857 John L. Gertridge. 
They had 7 children; he was a farmer at Gaspereau 

3446. Nancy Amanda Benjamin b. July 29, 1841; m. Sept. 7, 
1859 Edward Newton Bishop; had 8 children; a farm 
er at Highbury, Horton Twp., N.S. 

3447. Mary Glorinda Benjamin b. July 3, 1844; d.July 8, 
1877» m. Daniel Dorman and resided in Boston, Mas 

3448. Eunice Sophront Adelia Delight Benjamin b. August 
5, 1850; d. July 24, I863. 

Resources 1 Obadiah Benjamin of Nova Scotia ; Robert Allen 
Benjamin, 1973. 

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17 56. NANCY BENJAMIN 7 (Jacob Obed^" , Joseph 3 , John ) born Feb- 
ruary 10, 1803; the dau. of Jacob and Salome (Cleveland) 
Benjamini died before 1883. She married John Banks, the 
son of Thomas Wheeler and Sarah (Wheelock) Banks. 

Children of John and Nancy (Benjamin) Baksi 

3449. Ezekiel Cleveland Banks; of Waterville. 

3450. Jacob Benjamin Banks; m. J.W. H. Balcom; resided 

at Nectaux Falls. 

3451. Ingrahm B. Banks; of lower Stewiacke. 

17 58. AGNES E. BENJAMIN 7 (Jacob , Obed 5 , Joseph-*" 2 , John 1 ) born 

March 28, 1801 at Gaspereau, Nova Scotia, Canada; the dau. 
of Jacob and Salome (Cleveland) Benjamin. She married 
Hiram Coldwell. 

Children of Hiram and Agnes (Benjamin) Coldwell 1 

3452. Henry Coldwell b. I835. 

3453. Obed Co,ldwell b. I838. 

3454. Amanella Coldwell. 
3^55. Mary Coldwell. 
3456. Nancy Coldwell. 
3^57. Cyrus Coldwell. 

Resource; Obediah Benjamin of Nova Scotia , Robert Allen 
Benjamin, 1973. 

17 59. JAMES HARVEY BENJAMIN 7 (Jacob 6 , 0bed 5-/+ , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born September 3» 1806 at Gaspereau, Nova Scotia, Canada; 
the son of Jacob and Salome (Cleveland) Benjamin; died 
April 28, 1890 at Gay's River, Colchester Co., Nova 
Scotia, Canada. He married Mary Jane McHeffey, the dau. 
of Daniel McHeffey. She was born in 1821 died December 
27, I896. Family history says he traveled to Gay's River 
in 1837. Here he eloped with Mary Jane, and lived with 
his relatives at Gaspereau until Mary Jane's mother and 
two sisters died of fever in 1837. After her mother's 
death, the farm was divided between Mary Jane and her 
sister, Anna, and Mary Jane and James moved to Gay's 
River. Gay's River, at this time, was an important 
junction on the road to Halifax and Pictou, with excellent 
marshlands, wooded uplands, and good farm lands. James 
showed much of his grand father's ambition and expanded 
the farm and established a lumber mill. 

Children of James H. and Mary J. (McHeffey) Benjamini 
3^58. James H. Benjamin b. 1841; d.Jan. 1917 in Calif. 

♦3459. Henry A. Benjamin b. 1841. 
3460. Sabra (Sadie) Benjamin b. Feb. 18, I858; d. 1908; 
m. John Lay ton and had no issue. 

*346l. Robert Edwin Benjamin b. Dec. 7, 1847. 

3462. Emily Ann Benjamin b. 1854; m. Lawrence Marks and 

had no issue. 

3463. Sarah Jane Benjamin; m. George Annand; had 3 child. 

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*3464. Alfred E. Benjamin b. March 22, 1862. 

3465. Perthenia Luella Benjamin; d. Apr. 14, 1868, age 

6 raos. 

Resource 1 Obadiah Benjamin of Nova Soctia . Robert Allen 
Benjamin, 1973. 

1761. OBEDIAH BENJAMIN 7 (Jacob 6 , Obed 5 ~\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

March 1, 1815 at Horton Township, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, 
Canada; the son of Jacob and Salome (Cleveland) Benjamin; 
died April 5, 1873. He married October 2?, 1846 to Eunice 
Rebecca Davidson. She was born December 3, 1827 and died 
February 8, 1886. 

Children of Obed and Rebecca (Davidson) Benjamin; 

3466. Eliza Jane Benjamin b. November 27, 1848; d. Nov. 
21, 1860. 

3467. Alzina M. Benjamin b. October 24, 1850; m. October 
8, I879 Freeman Coldwell and had son Ross Freeman 
Coldwell b. Sept. 20, 1881. 

3468. Frederick N. Benjamin b. August 12, 1854; d. Nov. 
27, i860. 

3469. Thomas D. Benjamin b. August 9, 1857; d. December 
19, I860. 

3470. Cassie Almira Benjamin b. September 6, i860; m. 
October 8, 1879 Edgar H. Davidson of Gaspereau. 

3471. Adelia R. Benjamin b. June 3, 1863; d. April 4, 1870 

Resources; Obadiah Benjamin of Nova Scotia . R. Allen Ben- 
jamin, 1973* p. 735 Desc. of John Whitman of Weymouth . 
Mass. . Farnam, I889. 

1779. CAPT. EPHRAIM BENJAMIN 7 (Asa 6 , Abel 5 , Obed 4 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born November 18, 1785 at Preston, Conn. 5 the son of Asa 
and Mary (Roath) Benjamin; died January 23, I859, age 73 
(gs) at Preston, Conn, (vr 8-12). He married Sarah (Sally 
Green on November 1, 1812 at Preston, Conn, (vr 2-389). 
She was the dau. of Peter and Sarah (Davis) Green and was 
born in 1794 and died December 25, I876, age 82 (gs) at 
Preston. They are both buried in the Norwich, Conn. Cem. , 
lot #12-739. This is his father's lot. 

He was a Democrat and prominent in public affairs, hold 
ing a number of offices. He was a 2nd Lt. under Paul 
Harvey, in the War of 1812 in the Conn. Militia and later 
attained the level of Captain in the Militia. 

He and his wife testified for Mary, widow of Asa, in 
1855. They stated she was Asa's widow and that they had 
gone to Asa's funeral and that they were well acquainted 
with him. He also said that Mary "now resides in said 
Preston and in the same house that I do". He didn't men- 
tion any relationship, nor did he claim ownership of the 
house. 

Children of Ephraim and Sarah (Green) Benjamin; 

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*Jk?2. George Green Benjamin b. July 11, 1812 at Preston. 

*34?3. Harriet Benjamin b. January 1?, 1815 at Preston. 
3474. Charles D. Benjamin b. February 21, 1817 at Preston 
d. September 6, i860, age 42 (gs) at New Bedford, 
Mass. He was a captain of a whaling vessel and 
drowned in the harbour. He is buried in the same 
cem etery lot as his parents. 

♦3475. William Benjamin b. March 29. 1819 at Preston. 

3476. Sarah Ann Benjamin b. March 29, 1819 at Preston, 

Conn. j m. October 22, 1850 Reuben Heath. He was 
b. Sept. 9, 1804, d. Nov. 11, 1893. He had m/1 
Betsey Lamb in 1825. Issue 1 Charles R. Heath and 
Bessie Heath, who m. Herman Wolf of Mystic, Conn. 

3477. Asa (Seth on b. rec.) Benjamin b. July 9, 1823 at 

Preston, Conn, (vr 2-389); d. May 11, 1868 at 
Norwich, Conn. He was in the whaling business 
and died very suddenly. Some records indicate he 
was unmarried, though he might have m. Harriet 
Seymour, dau. of Henry and Laura (Porter) Seymour. 
She m/2 Kenyon. 

3478. Mary Benjamin b. February 17, 1826 at Preston j d. 

October 13, I89O1 m. July 1852 George Washington 
Crandall, b. October 24, 1815 at New London, Conn 
d. Dec. 4, 1890 at New London, the son of Lewis 
and Bathsheba (Crandall) Crandall. Issue 1 Frank 
A. Crandall of Yonkers, N.Y. and Minnie Crandall 
m. M. J. Paul Strade of Rhode Island. This was 
his 4th marriage. 
*3479. Edwin Benjamin b. September 3, 1833 at Preston, 
Conn, (vr 2-384). 

Resources 1 Hale's Collection of Conn. Cemetery Records; 
Barbour's Collection of Conn. Vital Records; Bromley Gen. , 
Bromley, 1911; Conn. Militia in War of 1812 ; Avery Gen. . 
Avery; Wilson Papers; p. 191-5 Rix Gen. ; p. 262 Seymour 
Fam. , Seymour; p. 128 Elder John Crandall and His Desc. 
Crandall, 1889; p. 179 Vol. 16 and p. 241 Vol. 20 PAR 
Lineage Books ; Gen, and Biog Rec. of New London. Conn. , 
Beers, 1905. 

1783. ABEL BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel , Abel 5 , Obed , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born November 17, 1787 in Conn.; the son of Samuel and 
Polly (Kimball) Benjamin; died July 4, 1864, age 76-1-17, 

at Otsego, Otsego Co., New York. He married Achsah , 

who was born about 1803 in Conn. 

He was a carpenter and was located in the 1830 and 
1850 census records at Otsego, Otsego Co., New York. His 
will was probated June I865 (Cooperstown Probate Records 
13i247) with his wife Achsah and son Orson as executors. 
Nathaniel Hecox and David Hecox were witnesses, along with 
Oliver Bishop (who died before Abel), Malcom C. Bishop, 
(who moved to Minn.), and Andrew Losee. In May I865 John 
Wiley, a person interested in the last will of Abel, asked 

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that the will be proved. It was settled December 1867. 

Children of Abel and Achsah ( ) Benjamini 

*3480. Orson Benjamin b. 1819 in Otsego Co., N.Y. 
3481. 1 female b. 1810-15? perhaps died young, since she 
is not named in the will. 

Resourcesi Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, NYj 
Census and Probate Records. 

178 5. SOLOMON BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel , Abel 5 , Obed 4 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
bor July 5, 1790 probably in Conn. j the son of Samuel and 
Mary (Kimball) Benjamin. His death date is unknown. He 
married Dorcas Hecox, who was born between 1790-1800. 

He is located in the 1830 census at Pitsfield, Otsego 
Co., New York and in the 1840 census of Howard, Steuben 
Co., New York, In the 1891 Steuben Co. Directory, it says 
"Solomon Benjamin and Silas came from Schuyler Lake (Otse- 
go Co.) to this town (Freemont) in 1835 and took up the 
farm now occupied by Silas and Ledrand H. Benjamin." 

Children of Solomon and Dorcas (Hecox) Benjamini 
*3482. Silas Benjamin be. 1813 in Otsego Co., N.Y. 
3^83. 1 female b. 1810-15. 

3484. 1 male b. 1815-20. 

3485. Louisa Benjamin be. 1823/4 j living with brother 

Silas in 1880 j unm. 

3486. 2 females b. 1820-25. 

3487. 1 male b. 1820-25. 

Resources! Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, NY 

1792. JOHN BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel^ Abel 5 , 0bed\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
November 18, 1800 at Otsego Co., New York; the son of 
Samuel and Polly (Kimball) Benjamin? died June 27, I892, 
age 91-7-9 (gs), at Welcome, New York. He married March 
21, 1824 Achsah Gordon, who was born March 3, 1806 and 
died June 19. I883 (gs). They are both buried at the But- 
ternut Valley, also known as the Garretsville Cemetery, in 
Burlington, Otsego Co., New York. 

He was a farmer and was in the 1830 and 1850 census 
at New Lisbon, Otsego Co., New York. According to census 
records, they had three children. In 1875 an Elizabeth 
Marsh, age 68, is residing with them, and is listed as a 
sister. 

There are also some Gregory names listed on their 
grave stones. 

Children of John and Achsah (Gordon) Benjamini 

3488. Caroline Benjamin b. September 29, 1825; d. 1895» 
buried in Burlington Flats, N.Y.j m. Ed. Talbot 
and had a son Frank Talbot. 

3489. Lauren Benjamin b. March 12, 1828. 

3490. Marcie Benjamin b. October 17, 1840, d. Aug. 1841. 

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3491. Martha A. Benjamin b. October 17, 1840, a twin, d. 

Feb. 14, 1892 (gs); m. July 3. 1856 James B. 
Gregory, son of James Gregory. He was b. Sept. 
21, 1830, d. May 14, 1907 (gs). He was a teacher 
and farmer at Welcome, N.Y. They are both buried 
in the same lot as her parents. Issue 1 

Achsah Gregory; m. James B. Harrington. 

George Adrain Gregory. 

John B. Gregory; m. Addie Ruth Hollister. 

3492. Achsah E. Gregory be. 1857/9; was a grand dau., but 

also seems to be an adopted dau. (see above.) 

3493. William Gorse Benjamin b. May 24, 1848 in England; 

the son of William and Mary ( ) Gorse; was an 

adopted son. He died in 1920 (gs) and is buried 
in the same cemetery as John Benjamin and his 
grave stone carried the surname Benjamin. He mar 

ried Elizabeth J. b. 1849 in Scotland. In 

letters of administration of his estate no child- 
ren are listed, but he names his widow Lizzie J. 
and Emma Stratton and Lucy Hudson. He was adopte 
ed by John at about the age of 7 years. 

Resourcesi Records of New Lisbon, N.Y. Town Clerk; p. 356 
Anc. and Desc. of Henry Gregory . Gregory, 1938; Research 
of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

1793. WILLIAM C. BENJAMIN 7 (Samuel 6 , Abel 5 , 0bed\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born September 13t 1804 at Otsego Co., New York; the son 
of Samuel and Polly (Kimball) Benjamin; died July 12, 1855 
age 51 yrs. (gs). He married Elizabeth E. (Betsey) Rich- 
ards, born about 1807 and died April 5# 1868, age 61 yrs. 
(gs). They are both buried in the Butternut Valley or 
also known as the Garretsville Cemtery at Burlington, 
Otsego Co., New York. 

They are listed in the I83O, 1850, and 1855 census of 
New Lisbon, Otsego Co., New York. 

Children of William and Elizabeth (Richards) Benjamin 1 
*3494. Samuel Smith Benjamin b. 1829 at Otsego Co*, N.Y. 
♦3495. Rodolphus S. Benjamin b. 1830/1 at Otsego Co., NY 

3496. Ezra Benjamin; d. 1837 and buried with parents. 

3497. son (no dates) buried with parents. 

♦3498. Ezra M. Benjamin b. 1830 in Otsego Co., N.Y. 

3499. Mary Benjamin b. 1841 in Otsego Co., N.Y. 

3500. Sarah A. Benjamin b. 1845 in Otsego, N.Y. ; d. 1926 

(gs); m. Robert J. Pashley b. 1841, d. 1914 (gs); 
both are buried in the same cemetery as her 
parents. 

Resourcesi Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, NY 

71796. ASA BENJAMIN 7 (Solomon 6 , Abel 5 , Obed , Joseph 3-2 , John 1 ) 
born about 1786/7 in Conn. His death date is unknown. 

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He is the possible son of Solomon and Lucy ( ) Benjamin. 

He married Lucinda , who was born about 1795 in New Y« 

He was located in the I830 census of Belfast Twp. , 
Allegany Co., N.Y. and in the 1840 and 1850 census of New 
Hudson, Allegany Co., New York. It is because of this 
area that he is thought to be a son of Solomon. 

Children of Asa and Lucinda ( ) Benjamini 

3501. Horace Benjamin be. 1819 in New York; apparently 
unm. in 1850. 
*3502. 1 male b. 1820-25; perhaps Hiram Benjamin. 
3503, Amos Benjamin be. 1826| dc. September 16, l88lj 
perhaps unm. 
♦3504. Lee Benjamin be. 1827 in N.Y. 

3505. Martin Benjamin be. 1831 in N.Y. 

3506. L female b. 1815-20. 

Resourcesi Research of F. Everett Benjamin of Owego, N.Y.; 
Census records. 

1798. EPHRAIM BENJAMIN 7 (Solomon 6 , Abel 5 , 0bed\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born about 1804 in Otsego Co., New York; the son of Solom- 
on and Lucy ( ) Benjamin. His death date is unknown. 

He seems to have been married twice. He m/l Clarissa 

who was b. between 1800-10 and this marriage seems to have 

lasted until at least 1848. Then he m/2 Margaret Ann 

who was born in 1809. 

Ephraim and wife Clarissa are recorded in the land 
records of Allegany Co., N.Y. in 1843 and 1848. He is 
listed in the I83O census of Belfast Twp., Allegany Co., 
N.Y. in the 1850 census at New Hudson, Allegany Co., N.Y. 
Solomon, age 83 and b. in Conn, and Lucy, age 73i are 
living with him in the 1850 census. (Notei These census 
records are identical with those of the above Asa, hence 
the belief that he is also a son of Solomon's.) 

Children of Ephraim and Clarissa ( ) Benjamini 

3507. 1 male b. 1820-25. 

3508. Harvey N. Benjamin be. 1831 in N.Y. 

3509. Harriet Benjamin be. 1846 in Allegany Co, N.Y. 

Resourcesi Research of F. Everett Benjamin of Owego, N.Y. 

803. CALEB FRANKLIN BENJAMIN 7 (Rodo. 6 , Abel 5 , 0bed\ Joseph 3 " 2 , 
John- 1 -) born May 18, 1798 at Burlington, Otsego Co., New 
York; the son of Rodoephus and Lydia (Franklin) Benjamin; 
died July 7, I878 (gs) at Burlington, New York. He mar- 
ried Abigail Hathaway of Pittsfield, Mass. on January 20, 
1823 at Peru, Clinton Co., New York, the dau.of Seth and 
his cousin Elizabth (Hathaway) Hathaway. She was born 
March 2, 1804 in Mass. and died March 18, I833 (gs). 
They are both buried in the Old Garretsville Cemetery, bet 
ter known as the Butternut Valley Cemetery in the Burling- 
ton, N.Y. area. 

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Caleb was listed in the I83O census at Burlington, 
Otsego Co., New York. 

Children of Caleb and Abigail (Hathaway) Benjamin 1 
3510. Lydia Benjamin; d. 1828 (gs); buried at Burlington 
Green Cemetery. 
♦3511. Rodolphus Benjamin b. 1829 at Burlington, N.Y. 

3512. Paulina Benjaminj d. I83O (gs) and buried in the 

Burlington Green Cemetery. 

3513. Lydia P. Benjamin b. I83I at Burlington, N.Y. j m. 

Morris Taylor. She had a dau. Mary Taylor who m. 

John Hubbard or Hall of Edmonston, Otsego Co. 

N.Y. They had daus. Fanny and Gladys. 

*35l4. Seth Hathaway Benjamin b. December 27, I833 at 
Burlington, N.Y. 

*3515. Abel Franklin Benjamin b. August 8, I836. 

*35l6. David Benjamin b. 1838 at Burlington, N.Y. 

*3517. John Benjamin b. 1841 in Burlington, N.Y. There is 
a record of a J. A. Benjamin, who's wife, Mary L. 
d. July 2, 1877 » age 28 yrs. (gs) and is bur- 
ied in the Demming Cem. at Edmonston, Otsego Co., 
New York. 

Resourcesi Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, NY 
p. 92 Hathaways of Am. . Fam. Assc, 1965; p. 278 Ibid ; 
1970 Edition; Boston Transcript Nov. 24, 1909. 

71805. ASAHEL (ASEL) BENJAMIN 7 (Rodo. 6 , Abel 5 , 0bed\ Jos. 3 " 2 , John 
born in 1808 in Otsego Co., New York; the possible son of 
Rodoephus and Lydia (Franklin) Benjamin. He married Mir- 
anda E. Bliss, dau. of Charles and Abigail (Rowley) Bliss. 
She was born in 1815 in Otsego Co., N.Y. 

They are located in the 1855 census of Maine, Broome 
Co., New York, and at that time had spent 8 years in 
Maine. They are also in the 1850, '60, »65, and 1875 
census of the same area. 

In 1853 Asa and Lucinda sold land (which formerly had 
been owned by Rodolphus) to Caleb F. (Notei This might 
refer to #1796, or Lucinda might be a sister who took part 
in selling the inheritance. If it IS #1796, then perhaps 
he should be placed as a son of Rodoephus instead of as a 
son of Solomon. ) In 1845 Charles Bliss sold land to 
Asahel and in 1847 Asel and wife Emma Eliza M. sold land. 

Children of Asahel and Miranda (Bliss) Benjamin 1 

3518. Henry G. Benjamin b. I836 in Otsego Co., N.Y. ; m. 

Mavina (poss. Finch) b. 1838, d. 1908. They had 
a son Williard J. Benjamin b. I875. 

3519. Edwin Benjamin b. I838 in Otsego Co., N.Y.; m. 

Ruth Ann b. 1849 in Delaware Co., N.Y. 

Issue 1 Nancy J. Benjamin b. 1868 and Henry Ben- 
jamin b. I869. 

3520. Emaliza (Emma E.) Benjamin b. 1829 in Otsego Co., NY 

3521. Celestia Benjamin b. 1846 in Otsego Co., N.Y.; m. 

380 



December 16,1875 Christopher Allen in Maine, 
Broome Co, , N.Y, 

Resources! Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, NY. 

1809. LOUISA BENJAMIN 7 (Rodo. 6 , Abel 5 , 0bed\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

a possible dau. of Rodephus and Lydia (Franklin) Benjamin. 
She died February 17, 1872 and married December 20, I830 
Charles Bliss Jr., son of Charles and Abigail (Rowley) 
Bliss of Hartwick, N.Y. He was born February 1, 1803 and 
died October 1, 1857. 

Children of Charles and Louisa (Benjamin) Bliss 1 

3522. Caroline Bliss b. September 26, I83I1 m. I850 

Matthew Herbert. 

3523. Adaline Bliss b. August 23, 1835; m. I863 Thomas 

Norton. 

Resource 1 p, 36I Bliss Gen. . John Bliss, 1881. 
1813. ALVIN FITCH BENJAMIN 7 (Christ. 6 , Abel 5 , Obed^, Jos.^" 3 , John} 



born June 13, 1805 at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York? 
the son of Christopher and Sarah (Fitch) Benjamin j died 
October 12, I876, age 71 yrs. 4 mos., at Riley, Clinton Co 
Michigan, He m/l Jane Hathaway of Rockaway, New Jersey on 
February 24, I830 at Barre, New York. She was the dau. of 
Isaac and Mary (Hedden) Hathaway and was born June 12, 
1810 at Arcadia, New York and died July I836 at age of 26 
at Genoa, Michigan and is buried at Genoa. He m/2 
Charlotte Hubbard on September 22, I836 at Salem, Michigan 
She was a widow with a 2 year old son. She was born April 
7, 1815 at Pelham, Mass. and died 1846/9 at Genoa, Michi- 
gan. He m/3 Amanda Watkins of Barre, N.Y. on May 11, 1850 
at Barre, N.Y, She was the dau. of John B. and Sally 
(?Worth) Watkins and was born July 3. 1820 at Batavia, 
Genesse Co., New York and died May 18, 1852 at Barre, New 
York, He m/4 Elizabeth Pratt on September I856 at Riley, 
Michigan. She died at Grand Ledge, Michigan and is buried 
beside Alvin at Riley, Michigan. She m/2 Mr. Beach. 

Alvin worked on the Erie Canal when it was being dug 
thru Barre, New York. He spent most of his life buying 
farms, clearing them, and then reselling them. 

Children of Alvin and Jane (Hathaway) Benjamin t 

3524. Mary Jane Benjamin. 

3525. Samuel Benjamin. 

3526. Harriet Benjamin. (The above 3 children were all 

residing with Josiah Hathaway in the 1850 New 
Jersey census. Harriet was b. in 1831 in Barre, 
N.Y. and m. Alvin Crane. 

3527. Christopher Benjamin. (He may be the Samuel above). 

Children of Alvin and Charlotte (Hubbard) Benjamini 

3528. Homer Benjamin b. August I838 at Genoa, Michigan? 

381 



m. Lucy Fairchild. 

3529. Cynthia Benjamin b. 1841 at Genoa; m. Walter Plumb. 

3530. Hobert Benjamin b. August 1846; d. age 19 days. 

Children of Alvin and Amanda (Watkins) Benjamin i 
♦3531. Francis Worth Benjamin b. 1851 at Barre, New York. 

Children of Alvin and Elizabeth (Pratt) Benjamin 1 

3532. Henry D. Benjamin b. January 13 • 1859 1 d. age 17 

years at Lansing, Michigan. 

Resourcesi p. 116 Hathaways of Am. , Fam. Assc, 1965; p. 
321 Ibid . 1970 Edition; Research and records of Mrs. Gor- 
don Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

1816. HENRY DEARBORN BENJAMIN 7 (Christ. 6 , Abel 5 , Obed\ Jos. 3 " 2 , 

John 1 ) born September 3, 1813 at Burlington, Otsego Co., 
New York; the son of Christopher and Sarah (Fitch) Benjam- 
in; died July 14, 1858, age 45-6-11 at Barre, Orleans Co., 
New York. He married Philinda Fitch and she died June 24, 
1848 of consumption at Barre. He m/2 Hannah Louise Hart 
on August 9t 1848. She was born in 1825. 

It was his diary, now in the possession of Mrs. Gordon 
Ginther, that much information was given regarding his 
brothers, sisters, and other relatives. 

Children of Henry and Philinda (Fitch) Benjamin 1 

3533. Arthur Benjamin; died June 11, 1843 at Barre, New 

York, of dropsy. 

Resourcesi Diary of Henry D. Benjamin; Research of Mrs. 
Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

1817. NELSON S. BENJAMIN 7 (Christ. , Abel 5 , Obed , Jos. 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born October 11, 1815 at Burlington, New York; the son of 
Christopher and Sarah (Fitch) Benjamin. He married Lydia 
Waldron on June 4, 1842. 

He was a blacksmith and resided at Barre, Orleans Co., 
New York and Genoa, Michigan. 

Children of Nelson and Lydia (Waldron) Benjamin; 

3534. Alice C. Benjamin b. July 14, 1847; m. Alfred M. 

Davis. 

3535. Florence A. Benjamin b. July 25, 1851; d. Sept. 23, 

1852. (gs) bur. Kelly Cem., Genoa Twp., Livin. Co. 

3536. Thresa A. Benjamin b. January 29. 1857. 

Resource; Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, NY. 

1820. RUSSELL BENJAMIN 7 (Lathrop 6 , Abel 5 , Obed\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born about 1806 in Otsego Co., New York; the son of Lath- 
rop and Polly (Lewis) Benjamin; died February 22, 1862, 
age 56 (gs) at Hartwick, Otsego Co., New York. He married 

Abigail who was born in 1805 and died February 23 . 

I860, age 54-7-6 (gs). They are both buried in the Robin- 

382 



son Cemetery in Otsego Co., N.Y. 

In his diary, Henry D. Benjamin remarked in 1851 that 
relative Russell Benjamin and family were living in Hard- 
wick. The 1855 and I860 census records indicated that 
they were neighbors. 

In I839 Russell and Nabby Benjamin and Louisa and 
Charles Bliss Jr. sell land to Lathrop Benjamin. In the 
Cooperstown, N.Y. Probate Records (5«50) letter of adminis 
tration were granted March 3, 1862 to Rebecca Benjamin and 
William Burlingham was appointed administrator. 

Children of Russell and Abigail ( ) Benjamini 

*3537. Samuel Benjamin b. 1827 at Hardwick, Otsego Co., NY 

3538. Nancy A. Benjamin b. 1831. 

3539. Susan M. Benjamin b. 1835j d. 1891 (gs)i m. Andrew 

J. Edmunds b. 1828, d. 1907 (gs) and is buried 

with her parents. 
*3540. Louis (Lewis) J./R. Benjamin b. January 27, 1837. 
3541. Edgar N. Benjamin b. 1840» was in the Middlef ield, 

Otsego Co., N.Y. poorhouse in I865. 
*3542. Cylon (Ceylon) S. Benjamin b. 1845/6 at Hardwick. 

Resources 1 Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, NY 

1821. JAMES BENJAMIN 7 (Lathrop 6 , Abel 5 , Obed\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born in 1812 at Otsego Co., New Yorkj the son of Lathrop 
and Polly (Lewis) Benjamin; died December 3i 1844, age 32 
(gs) and is buried at the Caukins Cemetery, near the 
State Road above Hardwick, N.Y. He marries Sarah Marie 
Johnson. 

In I836 Henry D. Benjamin wrote in his diary that his 
cousins, James and Diantha Benjamin, spent a year in Barre 
and returned to Burlington, New York. 

In some records he is called Lathrop Benjamin, but the 
name James is recorded on his grave stone. 

Children of James and Sarah (Johnson) Benjamini 

3543, Emily Angela Benjamin b. September 20, 1839 at Hard 

wick, N.Y.j d. August 11, 1911 at E. Berlinj m. 
October 11, I865 at New Britian, N.Y. Fredrick 
Marcus North, the son of Jedediah and Betsey 
(Buckley) North. He was b. at E. Berlin June 5. 
1833. Issuei 

Hulbert North b. 1866 at E. Berlin; d. 1867. 

Albert Avery North b. I867. 

Robert Buckley North b. I869. 

Gertrude Maria North b. 1872 ; unm. 

Edith Amelia North b. I876. 

3544. Amelia Benjamin b. 1841/2 at Hardwick, N.Y. 

Resources! p. 202 John North of Farmington. Conn. , North. 
1921} Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

1824. ERASTUS BENJAMIN 7 (Lathrop , Abel 5 , Obed , Jos. 3 , John ) 

383 



born November 2, 1821 at Otsego Co., New Yorkj the son of 
Lathrop and Mary (Polly) (Lewis) Benjamin i died October 
27, 188? (gs) and buried in the Hartwick, N.Y. Cemetery. 
He married Ann Eliza Baldwin. She was born June 20, 1818 
and died February 1, 1899 (gs), and is buried with her 
husband. 

Ann Eliza's will is dated May 5, 1888 and is in the 
Cooperstown Probate Records (49i31). The executor is son- 
in-law, Hiram S. Bradley of Harwick with Mumford and 
Nancy Aldrich as witnesses. 

There is an E. Benjamin listed as a shoemaker in the 
18?8 Directory in Oneonta, N.Y. 

Ghildren of Erastus and Ann (Baldwin) Benjamin i 

3545. Susan A. Benjamin b. December 9, 1841 at Hartwick, 

N.Y.j d. August 20, 1903 (gs)j m. Hiram S. 
Bradley. He was b. Feb. 15, 1839, d. July 16, 
1910 (gs). They are buried in the same cemetery 
as her parents. 

3546. Martha E. Benjaminj m. Van Nort. 

3547. Ellen J. Benjamin b. April 7, 1849 at Hartwick, N.Y 

d. March 1, 1881 (gs)i m. Charles W. Ward. She 
is buried in the same cemetery as her parents. 

Resourcesi p. 226 Hist, of Otsego Co.. N.Y. . Hurd, I8781 
Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

1833. DARIUS RANSON/RANSOM DARIUS/ANSON BENJAMIN 7 (Eben. 6- - 5 , Obed^ 
Joseph-*-*, John-"- ) born in 1797 at Washington Co., New York 
the son of Ebenezer S. and Elizabeth (Foote) Benjaminj 
died November 19 » 1872, age 75 (gs) at Rome, New York and 
is buried in the Lowell Cemetery in Oneida Co., New York, 
He m/l Mercy (Massy) Henry who was b. 1803 and died Jan- 
uary 25» 1832, age 29 (gs) and is buried with her husband. 
He m/2 Catherine who was born in 1797 in Mass. 

Anson was a member of the Andover Methodist E. Church 
in 1839 at Lowell, Oheida Co., N.Y. A LeRoy Benjamin is 
also amember at the same time. He is listed in the 1855 
census at Sams, Oneida Co., New York and in it's 1866 
Directory. 

His estate is in the Oneidea Co. Probate Records (Box 
8 Vol. 23 p. 259) and mentions wife Catherine, son Darius 
of Rome (or his widow Hannah) and dau. Catherine Shedd. 
Witnesses were George Brodock and Thomas Wilds. 

Children of Darius R. and Merch (Henry) Benjamini 

3548. Rose Benjamin b. 1818; d. June 12, 1832, age 14 yrs 
*3549. LeRoy Benjamin be. 1820. 

3550. Nettie M. Benjamin b. I832j d. May 20, I836, age 

13-8-2 (gs). 

Children of Darius and Catherine ( ) Benjamini 

3551. Catherine Benjamin b. I836 in Wayne Co., N.Y.j m. 

Levi C. Shedd of Rome, N.Y. There is a cemetery 

384 



record for Catherine W. Eastlake, who d. July 6, 
1904, age 70-6-11 (gs). She m. Charles Eastlake, 
who d. Sept. 30, 1887. Their lots are close to 
the Benjamin cemetery lot. Perhaps Catherime m/l 
Levi Shedd? 

3552. Darius Benjamin b. 1839 at Wayne Co., N.Y. ; m. 

Hannah and resided in Rome, N.Y. 

Resources i Records of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, NY; 
Hartford Times March 5. I960; Oneida Co. PAR Records p. 
14 and 16. 

1834. ELIZA ANN BENJAMIN 7 (Ebenezer "^ 0bed\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born in 1811 in New York; the dau. of Ebenezer and Eliza- 
beth (Foote) Benjamins died June 18, 1900, age 90. She 
married Cyrenus Shaver. As a widow, she was living with 
her parents in 1850. 

Children of Cyrenus and Eliza (Benjamin) Shaven 

3553. Mary Shaver b. 1835 at Westmoreland, Oniedia Co., NY 

3554. Benjamin N. Shaver b. 1847; died in Libby Prison 

during the Civil War at the age of 21 yrs. 6 mos. 
He was a member of Co. E., 222nd Regt.of the New 
York Volunteers. 

Resourcesi Vol. II p. 26 Oneida Co. PAR Records ; Research 
of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

1835. EHIL BENJAMIN 7 (Ebenezer 5 , Obed , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

between 1790 and 1800 in New York? the son of Ebenezer and 
Elizabeth (Foote) Benjamin. He died before his father, 
who died in 1855. There is a record of an Eliel Benjamin, 

who m. Polly and died about 1870 in Syracuse, New York 

but there is no information showing any connection between 
these two. 

Ehil was a property owner in Westmoreland in 1835. 

Children of Ehil Benjamin i 

3555. Edward R./B. Benjamin. "Last heard of 3 years ago 

(1852) in Mississippi, but now supposed dead." 

Resourcesi Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, NY; 
Probate records of Ebenezer Benjamin. 

1837. SALLY BENJAMIN 7 (William , Eben. 5 , Obed , Joseph 3 " , John ) 
born October 10, 1790 at Caanan, Columbia Co., New York; 
the dau. of William and Juliana (Beebe) Benjamin; died be- 
fore her father, who died in 1844. She married Emanuel 
Traver, and resided in Ghent, Columbia Co., New York. 

Children of Emanuel and Sally (Benjamin) Traver 1 

3556. Lavina Traver. 

3557. Caroline Traver. 

3558. Mary Traver. 

385 



3559. Jane Traverj m. William Moore. 

3560. Erastus Traverj resided in Ghent, N.Y. in 1845. 

3561. John Traverj resied in Ghent, N.Y. in 1845. 

Resource 1 Estate records of William Benjamin, courtesy of 
Mrs. Thomas Bath of Overland Park, Kansas. 

1838. CHRISTINA BENJAMIN 7 (William , Eben. 5 , Obed , Jos. 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born January/July 12, 1792 at Caanan, Columbia Co., New 
Yorkj the dau.of William and Juliana (Beebe) Benjaminj 
died October 1, 1868 at Portland, Chautauqua Co., New York 
She married Stephen Crandall at Ghent, N.Y. , the son of 
Samuel and Keziah (Stillwell) Crandall. He was born Dec- 
ember 9, 1?86 at Ghent, N.Y. and died December 12, 1839 
at Portland, New York. 

Children of Stephen and Christina (Benjamin) Crandall t 

3562. Urania M. Crandall b. 1818 at Columbia Co., N.Y. 

3563. William Crandall j had son Frank William Crandall 

who in. Catherine and resided in Westfield, 

N.Y. in 1901. She wrote Dr. Wilson. 

3564. Samuel Crandall. 

3565. Jame Crandall. 

3566. Hosea Ballou Crandall. 

3567. Mary (Polly) Crandall. 

3568. Lydia Helen Crandall. 

3569. Edward Crandall. 

3570. Matilda Crandall. 

Resources 1 Letter to Dr. Wilson from Mrs. Frank Crandall j 
p. 40 Elder John Crandall of R.I. . Crandall, 1889. 

1839. PHOEBE BENJAMIN 7 (William 6 , Eben.- 5 , Obed\ Jos. 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born January 4, 1795 at Caanan, Columbia Co., New Yorkj 
the dau. of William and Juliana (Beebe) Benjaminj died 
before her father, who died in 1844. She married George 
Andrews about I835t who was born in Ghent, N.Y. They 
resided in Chatham, New York. 

Children of George and Phoebe (Benjamin) Andrews « 

3571. William Andrews had gone to sea in 1845. 

3572. Lafayette Andrews j had gone to sea in 1845. 

3573. Alma Helen Andrews be. 1837 at Ghent, N.Y. 5 m. 

Nathan Ransford b. 1821 at Chatham, N.Y. 

Resources 1 Records of Mrs. Thomas Bath of Overland Park, 
Kansas and estate papers of William Benjamin. 



1840. ELEAZER/EBENEZER BENJAMIN' (William , Abel'', Obed , Jos.^" , 

7i 



.7 (William 6 , Abel 5 , Obed , Jos. 3 " 2 , 
Johni ) born August 19, 1797 at Chatham, Columbia Co., New 

York. He died in 1864, and married Philina in 1821. 

She died August 11, 1866. 

The correspondent who supplied this information, named 
the father of the above Eleazer as John Benjamin, so there 

386 



is some doubt as to whether a correct connection has been 
made I However, in tracing back his lineage, he had it 
placed incorrectly, and since this seems to fit so well, 
am leaving it here » I 

Children of Eleazer and Phinina ( ) Benjamini 

*3574. Martin Everett Benjamin b. August 11, 1823. 

3575. Julia Benjamin, 

3576. Henry Burdsell Benjamin. 

3577. Annette Benjamin. 

3578. Charles Benjamin. 

3579. Lucy Benjamin. 

Resource! Records of Edwin Benjamin of Mt. Vernon, N.Y. 

1845. JANE BENJAMIN 7 (William 6 , Abel 5 , Obed\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born April 26, 1815 at Chatham, Columbia Co., New York; 
the dau. of William and Juliana (Beebe) Benjamin. She 
married Charles R. Cady, the son of Ebenezer Cady. He was 
born June 15 » 181 5 at E. Chatham, N.Y. and he m/2 Anna 
Hutchinson. 

They resided in Chatham, Columbia Co., N.Y. in 1845 
and later migrated to Illinois. 

Children of Charles and Jane (Benjamin) Cadyi 

3580. Julia Cady; m. Campbell. 

3581. Oscar Cady. 

3582. Mary Cadyj m. Curtis and migrated to Illinois. 

Resources 1 Wilson Papers; p. 323 Desc. of Nicholas Cady . 
Allen, 1910 j Estate papers of William Benjamin. 



1846. WILLIAM BENJAMIN 7 (William 6 , Abel 5 , 



4 3-2 1 
Obed , Joseph^ , John ) 

born October 8, 1834 at Chatham, Columbia Co., New Yorkj 

the son of William and Margaret (Maybee) Benjamin. He 

married Martha . 

He resided in Chatham, N.Y. in 1845. 

Children of William and Martha ( ) Benjamini 

3583. Charles N. Benjaminj d. 1851, age 16 mos. and bur- 

ied in the cemetery on Route #22, east of Canaan. 

3584. Freddie K. Benjamin; d. 1855» no age given, and is 

buried in the same cemetery. 

3585. William Charles Benjamin b. 1859; d. 1918 (gs);m. 

Emma Jane b. 1859, d. 1929 (gs)j both are bur 

ied in the Hinkley Hills Cemetery in Medina Co., 
Ohio. 

Resourcesi Records of Helen (Benjamin) Brown; Research of 
Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. » Research of Carol 
Williams of Strongville, Ohio. 



1848. HENRY BENJAMIN ' (Benjamin , Eben.-^, Obed 

born September 1798 at Columbia Co., New York; the son of 



Eben. , 



3-2 1 
Joseph^ , John ) 



387 



Benjamin B. and Permelia ( ) Benjamin; died April I876, 

age 77 (gs). He m/1 Esther Cooley. She was b. 1801 and 
died in 1843 (gs). He m/2 Eliza Brush about 1844, the dau 
of Ezra and Elizabeth (Bearss) Brush. She was born in 
1816 in Oneida Co., N.Y. and was insane in 1850. Henry 
and Esther are buried in the Lowell Cemetery in Oneida Co. 

Henry was a Civil War soldier in the 111th New York 
Volunteers. He is lifted in the 1835 and 1855 census 
records at Westmoreland, Oneida Co., N.Y, and was a farmer. 

Children of Henry and Esther (Cooley) Benjamin 1 
3586. Levi Benjamin b. 1837 in Oneida Co., New York. 

*3587. James E. Benjamin b. I838 in Oneida Co., N.Y. 

♦3588. Amos P. Benjamin b. 1841 in Oneida Co., N.*. 

Children of Henry and Eliza (Brush) Benjamini 

3589. Laura Elizabeth Benjamin b. I845t d. i860, age 15, 

(gs)» buried in the Lowell Cemetery. 

Resources 1 p. 8 Rose Neighborhood Sketches, Wayne Co.. NY . 
S. Roe 1 Vol. 11 p. 36 PAR Rec. Oneida Co.. N.Y. Cemeteries 
Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y.i Records 
of Mr. Waite S. Brush of Copake Falls, New York. 

1850. WILLIAM BENJAMIN 7 (Benjamin , Eben.^, Obed. , Joseph 3 "" 2 , John 
born in 1800 at Westmoreland, Oneida Co., New York; the 

son of Benjamin and Permelia ( ) Benjamin; died about 

1864, and is buried in the White School House Cemetery on 
Clyde Road in Wayne Co., New York. He married Nancy 
Shaver about 1832 and she is buried with her husband. 

William, with 2 older brothers, worked and paid for 80 
acres of land for their father. After his marriage, he 
moved to Butler, Wayne Co., N.Y. It was nearly an unbrok- 
en wilderness around his log house. Selling, he moved to 
Rose, and prospered. He died at the age of 64, with a 
large amount of property. When Manley F. was of age, his 
father placed him in charge of the business. After his 
father's death, Manley bought the entire estate and kept 
it until about 1875. 

William belonged to the Methodist Episcopal Church. 
He finally replaced the long home with one of cobblestone, 
which was standing in 1893, and his children were reared 
on this site. William signed papers for his father's 
estate with an X. 

Children of William and Nancy (Shaver) Benjamini 

3590. Maria Benjamin b. in Wayne Co., N.Y.i died young. 

3591. Henry Benjamin b. in Wayne Co., N.Y.; m/l 

Loveless; m/2 ??» was in the Army; resided at 
Butler, Wayne Co., N.Y. 

3592. Emeline Benjamin; m. Calkins and resided at But 

ler, N.Y. 
*3593. Manley F. Benjamin b. 1837 in Rose, Wayne Co., N.Y. 
3594. David Benjamin; ra. Mary McDougal; Civil War Soldier 

388 



resided at Clyde, Wayne Co., New York. 

3595. Melissa Benjamin; m. Major William Snyder, the son 
of Henry and Margaret (Rose) Snyder. They resid- 
ed in Clyde, N.Y. in 1893; Major in 10th Calvary. 
*3596. William Benjamin b. April 21, 1844 at Rose, WayneCo 

359?. Eugene Benjamin; d. unm. at age of 21. 

3598. Jerome Benjamin; m. Gerald from Monroe Co., NY; 

resided in San Francisco, Calif. 

Resources i p. 42-3 Rose Neighborhood Sketches. Wayne Co,, 
N.Y. . Roe, 1893; p. 26 Landmarks of Wayne Co. . Cowless. 

18 51. RILEY BENJAMIN 7 (Benjamin , Eben.- 5 , Obed , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born in 1802 in Columbia Co., New York; the son of Benjam- 
in and Permelia ( ) Benjaminj died in 1879 and is buried 

in the new Westmoreland Cemetery, Oneida Co., New York. 
He married Jane Clarissa Todd. She was born in 1802 in 
Oneida Co., N.Y. and died in 1878 and is buried with her 
husband. 

He belonged to the Methodist Episcopal Church in Val- 
ley. He and William came from Westmoreland and took up 
land in Wayne Co. from a company. Riley actually came 
first, and built the first log house, but later returned 
to Westmoreland. 

He is listed in the 1835» 1850. and 1855 census at 
Westmoreland, Oneida Co., New York. 

His will is on file in Oneida Co., Box 17. It was 
contested by his grandson's wife Mary, on the grounds 
it wasn't written by Riley. 

Children of Riley and Jane (Todd) Benjamin i 

3599. Melinda Benjamin b. 1826 at Westmoreland, Oneida 

Co., N.Y.; m. Lathrop Mason of Vernon, N.Y. and 
had daus. i Emma A. Mason b. 1851 and Georgianna 
Mason b. 1854. Lathrop was a carpenter. 

3600. George R. Benjamin b. 1832; m. Anna G. Smith. She 

was b. 1832. He had a son George W. Benjamin 

who m. Mary , and resided in Toledo, Ohio. 

Mary is the one who contested Riley's will. 
George R. is buried in the same cemetery as his 
parents. He was listed in the 1905 census in 
Canastota, Madison Co., N.Y., age 73 and Anna 
was age 73. 

3601. Oliver D. Benjamin b. 1840; d. 1879; buried in the 

same cemetery as his parents; apparently unm. 

Resources; p. 43 Rose Neighborhood Sketches, Wayne Co., 
New York. Roe, 1893; Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther. 

18 62 NELSON BENJAMIN 7 (Benjamin , Eben. 5 , Obed , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born in Columbia Co., New York; the son of Benjamin B. and 

Permelia ( ) Benjamin. He m/l Presson and m/2 ??. 

He resided at Butler and Wolcott, Wayne Co., New York. 

389 



Children of Nelson Benjamin t 

3602. George Benjamin; m. Mary Loveless of Butler, N.Y. 

3603. Louise Benjamin? m. Caywood and resided in 

Butler, N.Y. 

Resources 1 Landmarks of Wayne Co. . Cowles; Research of Mrs 
Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

18 54. ANSON L. BENJAMIN 7 (Benjamin , Eben. 5 , Obed , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 
born March 14, 1817 at Westmoreland, Oneida Co., New York; 

the son of Benjamin B. and Permelia ( ) Benjamin. He 

married Cynthia Jane Lennard (Leonard). She was born 
July 2, 1827 at Herkimer Co., N.Y. and died April 14, 1883 

He was a farmer and later a boatman, probably on the 
Erie Canal. He is listed in the 1855 census at Westmore- 
land, Oneida Co., New York. 

Children of Anson and Cynthia (Lennard) Benjamini 

3604. Manly W. Benjamin b. September 3, 1849 at Clyde, 

Wayne. Co., N.Y. (census rec. says b. Oneida Co.); 
d. October 16, 1869; unm. 

3605. Merritt A. Benjamin b. June 24, 1851 at Westmore- 

land, N.Y. 

3606. Eliza Benjamin b. I832 at Westmoreland. 

3607. Maria Antonette Benjamin b. Sept. 19, 1853 at West- 

moreland; d. Jan. 29, 1918 at Spokane, Washington 
m. March 8, I876 Clarence Clifton Potter. 

3608. Rosella U. Benjamin b. August 9» I856 at Westmore- 

land; m. Haight. 

3609. Frederick L. Benjamin b. May 13, I858 at Westmore- 

land. 

3610. Mary J. Benjamin b. July 24, i860 at Westmoreland; 

m. Lockwood. 

3611. William A. Benjamin b. January 27, I863 near Galen, 

Wayne Co., New York. 

Resources; Records of Mrs. L. Merle Johnson of Burlington, 
Wyoming; Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

1868. LUCINDA BENJAMIN 7 (Elijah 6 , Eben. 5 , Obed 4 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born November 6, 1804 at Red Rock, Columbia Co., New York; 
the dau. of Elijah and Lois (Barnes) Benjamin. She mar- 
ried Albert Griswold in either 1827 or I83I. 

Children of Albert and Lucinda (Benjamin) Griswoldi 

3612. Louisa B. Griswold b. 1833; d. 1913» m. Samuel G. 

Gorsline b. 1830, d. 1893; had dau. Laura Louisa 
Gorsline b. at Phelps, N.Y. and m. Harry B. 
Huggett and had dau. Harriet Gorsline b. at Bat- 
tle Creek, Michigan, m. Frank G. Salter. 

3613. Daniel Griswold; named in grandfather's will. 

Resources! Vol. 107 p. 136 and Vol. 100 p. 24l PAR Lineage 
Books . 

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1873. WILLIAM H. BENJAMIN 7 (Elijah 6 , Eben. 5 , Obed\ Jos. 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born June 17, 1816 at Red Rock, Columbia Co., New York; 
the son of Elijah and Lois (Barnes) Benjaminj died August 
23, 1874, age 58, at Bioomington, Illinois. He m/l Lydia 
Minerva French on October 2, 1843 at West Stockbridge, 
Mass. (vr). She was born in 1825 and died June 22, 1847 
at West Stockbridge. (vr), age 22. He m/2 Martha Kingsley 
on October 8/11, 1848, the dau. of Frederick and Abigail 
( ) Kingsley. She was born July 8, 1822 in New York. 

He was a wheelwright and carriage maker and a valued 
member of the Baptist Church in Bioomington. In November 
15i 1855 he purchased land in Old Town, on which is now 
located the village. He brought his family in the spring 
of 1856 and lived there one year. In I858 he built a 
house two miles east of Bioomington, which was then his 
home until his death. 

He was listed in the 1850 census of Canaan, Columbia 
Co. , New York. 

Children of William and Lydia (French) Benjamin 1 

3614. Arthur H. Benjamin b. June 14, 1847 at Red Rock, 

Columbia Co., N.Y.; d. April 9, I869. 

Children of William and Martha (Kingsley) Benjamini 

3615. Charles N. Benjamin b. August 15. 1850; d. December 

15. 1851. 

3616. Frederick Benjamin b. August 15, 1852; d. April 22, 

1855. 

*36l7. Mary L./S. Benjamin b. August 31, 1854 at Red Rock. 

*36l8. Frank W. Benjamin b. January 30, 1858 at Blooming- 
ton, Illinois. 
3619. Addie K. Benjamin b. June 21, 1864 at Bioomington, 
111. I m. December 29, 1886 Clinton Fuller; had 
dau. Bernice Fuller m. William C. Dewall. 

Resources! Benjamin Fam. of Columbia Co.. N.Y. , Benjamin, 
1911 J p. 58 and 87 West Stockbridge. Mass. Vital Records 
to 18 50 ; p. 241 Kelloggs in Old and New World . Hopkins, 
1903. 

1876. LEONARD BENJAMIN 7 (Elijah 6 , Eben. 5 , Obed 4 , Jos. 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born October 12, 1823 at Red Rock, Columbia Co., New York; 
the son of Elijah and Lois (Barnes) Benjamin. He died 

about i860 in New York City, New York. He married 

McKean and she m/2 Milton Babcock in Montana. 

Children of Leonard and (McKean) Benjamini 

♦3620. William Gregg Benjamin b. July 4, 1848. 

3621. daughter; m. Wood. 

3622. daughter; m. McKean. 

Resourcesi Research of Mrs. R. A. Chauvin of S. Carver, Ma 

1879. EDWARD D. BENJAMIN 7 (Darius , Eben. 5 , Obed , Jos. 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

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born June 29. 1818 at Chatham, Columbia Co., New York; the 
son of Darius and Martha (Rogers) Benjamin j died November 
10, 1890, age 72, at Benjaminville, McLean Co., Illinois. 
He married Christiana Gray on June 5. 1848 at Cohoes, 
Albany Co., New York, the dau. of Rev. John Gray. She 
died October 23. 1909. 

Edward was a school teacher. In the fall of 1854 he 
came to Bloomington, McLean Co., Illinois and the follow- 
ing January he brought his family there. On May 7, 1855 
he purchased land in the south half of section 7 in the 
town of Dawson and on June 22, 1855 he bought lots 4, 5» 
and 6 in A. Gridley's addition to Bloomington, being the 
first resident east of the Presbyterian Church on Grove 
Street. That was his home for the years he was a merchant 
in Bloomington. He had what would now be called a depart- 
ment store. During later years, he resided on his farm, 
l£ miles west of Bloomington. 

Children of Edward and Christiana (Gray) Benjamint 
*3623. Darius G. Benjamin b. April 23, 1849 at Kinderhook, 
New York. 

3624. Ellen W. Benjamin b. March 18, 1852 at Kinderhook, 

N.Y.j d. August 9. 1852. 

3625. Edward D./P. Benjamin b. September 3, 1835 at Kin- 

derhook, N.Y.j m. April 22, 1886 Adalaide Sarah 
Lacock. 

*3626. Walter R. Benjamin b. November 10, i860 at Benjam- 
inville, Illinois. 

*3627. Ida B. Benjamin b. July 13, I863 at Benjaminville. 

Resources » Benjamin Fam. of Columbia Co.. N.Y. . R. M. Ben- 
jamin, 1911 » Records of Mrs. John Keller of Lititz, Penn. 

1880. DEWITT CLINTON BENJAMIN 7 (Darius , Eben 5 , 0bed\ Jos. 3 " 2 , 
John* ) born May 28, 1820 at Red Rock, Columbia Co., New 
York 1 the son of Darius and Martha (Rogers) Benjamin » 
died October 7# 1871. age 51. at Hudson, McLean Co., Ill- 
inois. He married Sarah Swartz on October 23. 1849 at 
Lancaster Co., Penn. She died July 23, 1892. 

He was named after DeWitt Clinton, nephew of Governor 
George Clinton, Clerk of Ulster Co. and Governor of New 
York, all of Dutch ancestry. 

He was educated at Kinderhook, N.Y. Academy and was a 
Methodist preacher in 1841 and later a school teacher. 

He was the first of the Columbia Co. Benjamins to 
come to Illinois, owing to a chronic asthma condition. On 
June 7. 1853 he purchased the southwest quarter of section 
33 in the north range of Hudson, Illinois. He brought his 
family to Illinois the same year. 

Children of DeWitt and Sarah (Swartz) Benjamint 

3628. Martha Benjamin b. September 27, 1850 at New Yorkj 

d. March 31. 1885j graduated from Weslyan at 

Bloomington, Illinois. 

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3629. DeWitt Clinton Benjamin b. November 11, 1852 » d. 

February 11, 1875, age 23; graduated from Weslyan 
at Bloomington, 111. 

3630. Mary Caroline Benjamin b. August 25, 1855 in 111- 

inoisi d. August 16, 1887; m. February 18, 1880 
Homer S. Bates. Had son Roy Bates who m. Edna — 
and they had sons Thomas Bates and Ralph Bates. 
♦3631. Anna Laura Benjamin b. December 1, I858 at Hudson. 

3632. Rogers Benjamin b. June 1, I86lj d. July 6, 1861, 

age 1 month. 

3633. Sarah Emeline Benjamin b. July 30, I862j d. Novem- 

ber 10, 1864. 

Resourcesi Benjamin Fam. of Columbia Co.. N.Y. . R.M. Ben- 
jamin, 1911* 

1881. TIMOTHY ROGERS BENJAMIN 7 (Darius , Eben. 5 , 0bed\ Jos. 3 " 2 , 
John 1 ) born May 17, 1823 at Red Rock, Columbia Co., New 
York; the son of Darius and Martha (Rogers) Benjamin 1 died 
February 20, 1895» age 72, at Chatham Center, Columbia Co. 
New York. He married Harriet E. Bullis on February 27, 
1854, the dau.of Robert A. Bullis. She was born October 
1, 1829 at Ghent, Columbia Co., New York and died February 
9. 1920 at Chicago, Illinois. She was the grandau. of 
Col. Frisbee of Revolutionary War fame. 

He was a school teacher. He moved to Illinois early 
in I856 with his family and his mother and on April 10, 
I856 purchased landin Old Town. He lived on this place 
for about 8 years, and then moved to Fulton, Oswego Co., 
New York and there operated the paper mill he purchased 
from his father-in-law. 

Children of Timothy and Harriet (Bullis) Benjamini 

3634. John A. Benjamin b. January 20, 1855 in New York} 

d. December 31» 1908 t m/1 Alice Cadwell on Nov- 
ember 24, 1881 j m/2 Isabelle Hallet on November 

9. 1903. 

3635. Elfleda Maria Benjamin b. January 26, 1857 at 

Benjaminville, Illinois. 

3636. Gilbert R. Benjamin b. October 6, 1858» d. July 19, 

1868. 

3637. Ruthetta Benjamin b. February 25, 1861 at Benjamin- 

ville, 111. 1 m. December 23, 1890 Frank D. Howe. 

3638. Laura E. Benjamin b. September 28, 1862 at Benjam- 

inville, 111. 1 m. April 3. 1891 Charles W. 
Huffman . 

3639. Hattie E. Benjamin b. December 11, 1866; d. April 

27. 1899. 
*3640. Reuben B. Benjamin b. May 20, I869 at Benjaminville 

Resourcesi p. 69 Vol. 5 Abridged Compendius of Am. Gen. » 
p. 15-16 Benjamin Fam. of Columbia Co.. N.Y. . R. M. Ben- 
jamin, 1911 1 p. 594 "Query" PAR Magazine. Vol. 94. 

393 



1882. JOHN R. BENJAMIN 7 (Darius 6 , Eben. 5 , Obed\ Jos. 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born October 17, 1824 at Truxton, Cortland Co., New York; 
the son of Darius and Martha (Rogers) Benjamin; died Octo- 
ber 18, 1899» age ?5, at Benjaminville, McLean Co., Ill- 
inois. He married February 14, 1849 at Chester Co., Penn. 
Sarah Beaver. She died Febrruary 25, 1910. 

He was a school teacher and taught for the Society of 
Friends in Chester, Penn. for three years. He joined the 
Society of Friends in the town of Chatham, N.Y. 

On August 29, 1853 he purchased, with other lands, the 
south half of section 1, town 23, north range 3 (Old Town) 
built a home, and brought his family there in 1854. In 
1855 he purchased land in Dawson and built a home, where 
he resided until his death. Because of his influence, a 
number of members of the Society of Friends came from the 
east and a Friends meetinghouse was established. Quite 
a village grew up and was called Benjaminville. 

Children of John R. and Sarah (Beaver) Benjamin t 
*364l. Deborah Benjamin b. July 23, 1851 prob. in Penn. 
♦3642. Timothy Benjamin b. April 9, 1853 in Penn. 
*3643. Martha E. Benjamin b. August 8, 1854 in Illinois. 
♦36*44. George D. Benjamin b. August 1, 1864 near Holder, 
Illinois. 

Resources! Benjamin Family of Columbia Co., N.Y. ; R. M. 
Benjamin, 1911. 

1884. REUBEN MOORE BENJAMIN 7 (Darius 6 , Eben. 5 , Obed 4 , Jos. 3 " 2 , John 

born June 29, 1833 on a farm near Chatham Center, Columbia 
Co., New York; the son of Darius and Martha (Rogers) Ben- 
jamin; died in Illinois. He married Laura Woodin on Sept- 
ember 15» I856. She was the dau. of David G. and Sarah G. 
(Roraback) Woodin and was born in Kinderhook, New York. 

He was educated at the Kinderhood Academy, Amherst 
College, and Harvard Law School. He was a jurist and an 
author. 

He came to Bloomington, Illinois in April I856 and 
bought land there July 10th. After his admission to the 
bar (Sept, 5th) and his marriage (Sept. 15th) he brought 
his wife to Bloomington on October 10th and resided at 
510 E. Grove Street, He was the first Dean of the Bloom- 
ington Law School, 

He was the author of the Benjamin Family of Columbia 
Co., N.Y. 

Resources 1 Benjamin Fam. of Columbia Co.. N.Y. . R. M. 
Benjamin, 1911 I Am. Gen. Biog. Index. 

1885. DANIEL L0VEJ0Y BENJAMIN 7 (Martin , Eben. 5 , Obed , Jos. 3 " 2 , 

John*) born in 1815 in New York; the son of Martin and 
Anna (Lovejoy) Benjamin; died May 19, 1868, age 53-6-21 
(gs) at Brunswick Twp., Medina Co., Ohio. He married 

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Eliza A. Hulbert on January 20, I836 in New York. She was 
born April 11, 1818 and diedApril 12, 1886. They are both 
buried in Bennett's Corners Cemetery in Brunswick Twp. 

He came in a covered wagon from Jamestown, Chautauqua 
Co., N.Y. in I836, immediately after his marriage, for the 
newly purchased land in Brunswick Twp. His parents migrat 
ed to Ohio a few years later, making six generations of 
Benjamins to live on this farm. They built a log cabin, 
and later a small frame house and as the family increased, 
the house was added on. It still stands where it was 
errected, now 90 years old. (1948) It is now occupied by 
a grandson of the original owner and builder, Clifford L. 
Benjamin and his son, Elmer Benjamin. 

In the 1850 census of Brunswick, Medina Co., Ohio 
Marvin Cady, age 29 b. N.Y., and Laura Cady, age 19. b. N.Y 
are residing with Martin Benjamin, age 68 farmer b. N.Y., 
and Anna Benjamin, age ?0 b. N.Y. 

Children of Daniel and Eliza (Hulbert) Benjamini 

3645. John Hulbert Benjamin b. I838; d. Feb. 14, 1848 and 
buried in same cemetery as parents. 

3646. Sally Benjamin b. 1840 in Ohio; m. Byron Sherman. 
Cora Sherman; m. W. W. Wood. 
Ella Sherman 1 m. Fred Sears. 

3647. Sophia Benjamin b. 1842 in Ohioj m. Charles Clement. 
Clara Clement} m. Charence Pritchard. 
Effie Clement; m. Joe Lampah. 
George Clement. 
Frank Clement; m. Mary Sprague. 

Ernest Clement; m. Mildred . 

Elma Clement; m. Charles Barry. 
Willis Clement; m. Wood. 

3648. Ellen Benjamin b. 1844 in Ohio; m. Will James. 
Alberta James. 
Edith James. 

Carl James; m. E. Taneyhill. 
Ross James; m. Edith Carolyn Phelps. 

♦3649. Egbert S. Benjamin b. 1849 in Ohio. 
3650. Ada C. Benjamin; m. Clarence Evarts. Issue 1 Ethel 

Evarts; Harrold Evarts m. Iris . 

*3651. Edgar A. Benjamin b. I856 in Medina Co., Ohio. 
*3652. Irving Benjamin b. 1850 in Medina Co., Ohio. 

Resources 1 Records of Mrs. Walter Gibson of Loves Park, 
Illinois; Records of Earl H. Benjamin of Toledo, Ohio; 
Cemetery records courtsey of Miss Carol Williams of Strong 
ville, Ohio; Love joy Gen. . Lovejoy, 1930; p. 5 Hist, of 
Medina Co.. Ohio . Hist. Soc, 1948. 

1890. ZENER/ZEMUS/ZENUS BENJAMIN? (Phineas 5 , Jed. , Jos. 3 " 2 , John 
born in 1788 in Conn. ; the son of Phineas and Mehitable 
(Chapman) Benjamin. His death date is unknown. He mar- 
ried Ruth , who was born about 1791 in Conn. 

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He is located in the 1820 census of Northampton, Por- 
tage Co., Ohio and in the 1830 census and 1840 census of 
Aurora Twp., Portage Co., Ohio and in the 1850 census of 
Charlestown Twp., Portage Co., Ohio. 

A Lenas Benjamin is mentioned in 1822 in the will of 
David Parker of Portage Co., Ohio. 

Children of Zener and Ruth ( ) Benjamin; 

♦3653. Orin Benjamin be. 1810 in New York. 

3654. 1 female b. 1810-15. 

3655. 1 male be. 1815-20. 

3656. 1 female b. 1815-20. 

3657. 1 female b. 1825-30; prob. Masinda or Malinda Ben- 

jamin be. 1830 in Ohio; m. Hiram Sweet, b. 1823 

in N.Y. 
Resources 1 Cansus records of Ohio; Vol. 1 p. 19 Ohio Rec. 
and Pioneer Fam. 

1891. PHINEAS T. BENJAMIN 7 (Phineas 5 , Jed. , Jos. 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
December 27, 1791 in Conn.; the son of Phineas and Mehit- 
able (Chapman) Benjamin. His death date is unknown. He 
marrie Eunice Rose. She was born in 1794 anddied October 
9, 1832, age 38 (gs) and is buried in the Lowell Cemetery 
in Oneida Co., New York. 

Children of Phineas and Eunice (Rose) Benjamin; 

3658. Sarah J. Benjamin be. 1818; d. I832, age 14 (gs) 

and buried in the Lowell Cemetery. 

Resources; Vol. II p. 16 Oneida Co. PAR Cemetery Records . 

1895. JOSIAH BENJAMIN 7 (Phineas 6 " 5 , Jed.\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
in 1796 in Conn. ; the son of Phineas and Mehitable (Chap- 
man) Benjamin; died November 20, 1841 in Dryden, Tompkins 

Co., New York. He married Sophia , who was born in 

1805. She m/2 before 1850 Hezekiah Welton. 

Josiah's estate, proved January 1842, named Sophia 
Benjamin of Dryden with letters of administration. He is 
located in the I83O and 1840 census of Dryden. 

Children of Josiah and Sophia ( ) Benjamin; 

3659. William Benjamin be. I832. 

3660. Calvin Benjamin be. 1835. 

3661. Mary E. Benjamin be. I836. 

Resources; Census records; Research of F. E. Benjamin of 
Owego, N.Y. 

1914. ELIJAH PARK BENJAMIN 7 (Bela 6 , Simon 5 , Jed. 4 , Jos. 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born April 4, 1797 at Amenia, Dutchess Co., New York; the 
son of Bela E. and Louisa (Park) Benjamin; died February 
21, 1853, age 56. He married Margaret Livingston Crooke 
on May 28, 1827 at Christ Church of Poughkeepsie, New ¥ork 
She was the dau. of John and Cornelia Beekman (Livingston) 

396 



Crooke and was born January 25, 1803 at Rinebeck, Dutchess 
Co., N.Y. and died April 15, 18?6 (gs). 

He held responsible stations in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 
and was a cashier at the Farmer's Bank. 

Children of Elijah and Margaret (Crooke) Benjamini 

3662. Philip Crooke Benjamin bp. February 4, 1842 at Poug 

hkeepsie, Dutchess Co., N.Y.j d. July 19, 1893 at 

New York Cityj unm. 

Resources! p. 109 Vol. 85 N.Y. Gen, and Biog. Record i Fam- 
ily Group Sheet from Library of Latter Day Saints in Salt 
Lake City, 

1915. HORATIO NELSON BENJAMIN 7 (Bela 6 , Simeon 5 , Jed. 2 *, Jos. 3 " 2 , 

John 1 ) born about 1800 at Amenia, Dutchess Co., New Yorki 
the son of Bela E. and Louisa (Park) Benjamin; died Octo- 
ber 21, 1871 at Broome Co., New York. He married Eliza 

Ann Benjamin, the dau, of Jedediah and Elizabeth ( ) Ben 

jamin, his cousin. She was born in or near New York City 

and died before 1850. He m/2 about 1865 Jane . 

He was a farmer, speculator, and gentleman. He was 
Postmaster for Conklin, Broome Co., N.Y. in i860 and had 
come to Conklin in about 1845. 

In the Broome Co. Surrogate's file (#28) Jane, his 
widow, and sister Jane Ann Powers, a sister living in 
Amenia and Philip C. f a son of a deceased brother, Park 
Benjamin, are mentioned. It would seem that he had left 
no children. 

Resources 1 Hartford Times Aug. 10, 1946; Research of Mrs. 
Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

1920. BELA E. BENJAMIN 7 (Simeon 6 " 5 , Jed.\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 

in 1813 in Otsego Co., New York; the son of Simeon and 

Mary ( ) Benjamin. He married Harriet , who 

was born in 1815 in New York. 

He is listed in the i860 and I865 census for Roseboon, 
Otsego Co., N.Y. and in the 1875 census of Maine, BroomeCo 
N.Y, In i860 he was Postmaster for Pleasant Brook, Otsego 
Co., N.Y. 

Children of Bela and Harriet ( ) Benjamini 

♦3663. Philitus Lottis Benjamin b. 1850 in Dutchess Co., 
New York. This was an adopted son. 

Resourcesi New York Legal Manuel ; Research of Mrs. Gordon 
Ginther of Norwich, N.Y.j census records. 

1921. CHARLES S. BENJAMIN 7 (Simeon 6 " 5 , Jed. , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born in 1814 in Otsego Co., New York; the son of Simeon 

and Mary ( ) Benjamin; died in 1871 » age 56 (gs) at Hart 

wick, Otsego Co., New York, and is buried in the Robinson 
Cemetery. He m/l Sarah E. Bennett, dau. of Amasa Bennett. 

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She was born in 1814 and died December 24, 1852, age 
37-9-10 (gs) and is buried in the Welcome Cemetery. He 

m/2 Marcia who was born in 1823 and died in 1867 (gs) 

and is buried in the same cemetery as her husband. 
Children, if any, are unknown. 

Resource! Research of Mrs. Gordon Ginther of Norwich, N.Y. 

1927. BENJAMIN POWERS 7 (Prudence , Ezra 5 , Abial , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born October 7, 1800 at Chilocthe, Ohio; the son of Avery 
and Prudence (Benjamin) Powers; died January 6, 1884 at 
Delaware, Ohio, and is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery. 
He married Elizabeth Storm on September 16, 1829. She was 
the dau. of George and Fanny (Doulhit) Storm and was born 
Mayl5, 1809 in Washington Co., Maryland and died May 28, 
1885 at Delaware, Ohio. 

Benjamin was Methodist and the Storm family was Presby 
terian. Later, Benjamin and his wife became confirmed in 
the Episcopal Church. He worked for Lamb and Little, a 
firm that handled general merchandise and country produce. 
Later he went into business by himself. Then he became 
a partner with S. R. Bennet. In 1845 he became cashier of 
a newly organized bank. In 1864, the First National Bank 
took over the business of the bank, and he was made presi- 
dent. He was active in real estate dealings. He left a 
will, made January 12, 1884 (Delaware Co., Ohio Probate 
7«22). 

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Storm) Pewerai 

3664. Maria Elizabeth Powers b. October 8, 1830 at Dela- 

ware, Ohio; d. December 31 » 1885 at Delaware; m. 
December 2, 1852 at Delaware to Alexander Dunlap, 
b. Oct. 27i 1829. Issue; 

Mary Dunlap; d. unm. 

Harriet Dunlap; d. unm. 

Clara Dunlap b. Jan. 23, 1859; d. 1916; unm. 

Martha Elizabeth Dunlap b. Sept. 23, 1864, d. 
Feb. 1949; unm. 

Charles Newton Dunlap b. Mar. 1866; d. Jan. 
1959. 

3665. Charles Avery Powers b. March 3# 1833 at Delaware, 

Ohio; d. October 8, 1861 of typhoid fever. He 
was unmarried and cashier at the First National 
Bank. 

3666. Henry Van Horn Powers b. June 11, I837 at Delaware, 

Ohio; d. February 23, 1910 at Delaware; m. Jan- 
uary 6, I896 Mrs. Rose (Buffhghton) Dysart, b. 
March 1, I863. Issuei 

Josephine Elizabeth Powers b. Nov. 2, I896 at 
Delaware; became an architect and designed 
bridges for the state of Ohio. 
Kathryn Lucille Powers b. Jan. 8, 1803; m. Nov 
ember 30, 1926 Frederick T. Green and resid 

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ed in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

3667. William Little Powers b. November 25, 1842 at Dela- 

ware, Ohio; d. August 6, 1844; buried in the Oak 
Grove Cemetery. 

3668. George Willard Powers b. January 14, 1846 at Dela- 

ware, Ohio; d. July 17, 1917 at Delawarei m. Sept 
7, 1876 Mary Elizabeth McKinnie, dau. of Robert 
and Margaret (Alexander) McKinnie. She died June 
19» 1935. He spent most of his life in the bank- 
ing business, and became an elder and trustee in 
the Presbyterian Church. Issue 1 

Robert Benjamin Powers b.June 9, 1880 at Dela- 
ware, Ohioj dc. 1975. 
Harry W. Powers b. Sept. 19, 1882, d. March 25 

1951. 
Helen M. Powers, a twin, b. Sept. 19, 1882, 

d, Apr. 1968t m. Hessnaner. 

Lawrence A. Powers b. Oct. 11, 1892; d. 1968 
at Sarasota, Florida. 

3669. Louis Edward Powers b. Sept. 27, 1848 at Delaware, 

Ohio; d. October 2, I856. He was killed by the 
bursting of a steam boiler on the Fair Grounds at 
Delaware, Ohio. 

Resources 1 My Paternal Ancestors . Robert Benjamin Powers. 

1933. HANNAH BENJAMIN 7 (Eames 6 , Ezra 5 , Abial 4 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born September 22, 1813 at Griswold, Conn.; the dau. of 
Eames and Prudence (Chapman) Benjamin; died June 17, 1872 
and is buried in the Rixtown Cemetery at Preston, Conn., 
lot #1-10. She married Thomas Rix on March 9, 1845, the 
son of Thomas Tracy and Mary (Jennings) Rix. He was born 
in October 20, 1805 at Preston, Conn, and died April 19, 
1885, age 83 (gs) at Preston and is buried next to his 
wife. 

Children of Thomas and Hannah (Benjamin) Rixi 

3670. Mary Hannah Rix b. Sepbember 1, 1846 at Preston, 

Conn.; d. December 23, 1899 at Prestonj m. June 8 
I876 Kinsley Chapman b. March 31, I833 at Redyard 

Conn., the son of Rufus and Olive ( ) Chapman. 

He had m/l Frances Whipple. Issue i Annie Flor- 
ence Chapman b. Oct. 20, 18?? 1 unm. ; librarian at 
Jewett City, Conn. 

3671. Henry Thomas Rix. b. April 11, 1848 at Preston, 

Conn.; m. April 12, I869 Emily Stanton Chapman, 
dau. of William Kimball and Emily (Stanton) Chap- 
man, b. Sept. 1, 1851. He furnished the records 
of his family to Mr. Rix, and resided in Norwich, 
Conn. 

Resourcesi p. 191-5 Rix. Gen .. Rix, 1st Edition; p. 48 
1906 Edition of Rix. Fam. ; letter from Mrs. Kinsley Chap- 
man to Dr. Wilson in 1899. 

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1935. PRUDENCE POWERS BENJAMIN 7 (Eames , Ezra 5 , Abial\ Joseph 3 " 2 , 
John 1 ) born June 8, 1821 at Griswold, Conn, (vr 1041); the 
dau. of Eames and Prudence (Chapman) Benjamin j died June 
30, 1896 at Preston, Conn, and is buried in lot #1-1?. 
She married Jephtha Geer Bill on February 15, 1848, the 
son of Elisha and Olive T, (Geer) Bill. He was born Sept- 
ember 7, 1823 at Griswold, Conn, and died December 5t 1924 

Children of Jephtha and Prudence (Benjamin) Billi 

3672. Dr. Jephtha Benjamin Bill b. August 24, 1850 at 

Preston, Conn. j m/1 September 1, 1873 Rebecca 
Coggelshell, dau. of Samuel Coggelshell, D.D. of 
Little Compton, R.I. She d. Dec. 11, 1875. He 
m/2 Sept. 13, 1877 Sarah Strickland, dau. of Geo- 
rge and Harriet ( ) Strickland. She was born 

in England. He resided in Genoa Junction, Wiscon 
sin. Issuei Benjamin G. j Hattie P.; Annie Isa- 
belle, who d. at age 14; Kenneth; Luther j and 
Ransom Bill. 

3673. Hattie Prudence Bill b. October 2, 1855; d. July 19 

1917? m. January 15» 1884 to Ransom Henry Young, 
son of William and Laura A. (Hill) Young, b. Mar. 
24, I860 at Voluntown, Conn. He m/2 1918 Ida 
Paulina Gustafson, b. Nov. 18, 1884. He resided 
at Glascow, Conn. Issuei 

Howard Stanley Young b. Aug. 13, 1885 1 d. Aug 
10, 1899. 

Laura Prudence Young b. Aug. 31, 1887, d. 
1954; m. Richard C. Jacobs. 

Harry Eames Young b. May 14, 1892 j d. Aug. 11 

1905. 
Benjamin William Young b. Oct. 22, 1895; m. 
Aug. 21, 1918 Helma Frances Gustafson, 
sister of his step mother. 

Resourcesi p. 191-4 Rix Fam. Gen. 1 Wilson Papers; letter 
from Thomas Rix to Dr. Wilson and letter from Mrs. Kings- 
ley Chapman to Dr. Wilson. 

1943. JABEZ LYMAN DENNIS BENJAMIN 7 (Elam 6 , Abial 5 " 4 , Joseph 3 " 2 , Joh 
born July 27, 1812 at Preston, Conn, (vr 2-332) or Septem- 
ber 30, 1812 (gs); the son of Elam and Hannah (Dennis) 
Benjaminj died April 15, 1890 (gs) at Lisbon, Conn, and is 
buried at the Lisbon Cemetery, lot #2-32. He married 
April 24, I836 at Preston, Conn, (vr 3-338) Mary Ann Gid- 
dings of Preston. She was the dau. of Solomon and Ruth 
(Wight) Giddings. She was born December 24, 1805 and 
died August 25, 1862, age 57 (gs) at Lisbon, Conn, (vr 3- 
76) and is buried next to her husband. 
He was a farmer. 

"^Children of Jabez and Mary Ann (Giddings) Benjamins 

3674. Ruth Ann Benjamin b. March 9. 1837 at Lisbon, Connj 

(vr 1-47) j d. April 7, 1902j unm. ; buried in same 

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cemetery lot as parents. 
*3675. John Rensselaer Benjamin b. February 23, 1839 at 

Lisbon, Conn., (vr 1-47). 
*36?6. Gilbert Lyman Benjamin b. March 2, 1841 at Lisbon. 

3677. Jabez Storey Benjamin b. February 12, 184-3 1 d. Sept 
ember 26, 1843; buried with parents. 

3678. Solomon Benjamin; died young. 

3679. Sarah Benjamin; died young. 

Resources! p. 190 Rix , Fam. Gen. ; Records of Mrs. George 
Wright of Lansing, Mich. ; Letter of Alice M. Benjamin 
dated 1905 to Dr. Wilsoni p. 190 Gittings Fam. . Gittings, 
1882| Hale's Collection of Conn. Cemetery Records. 

1944. HENRY BUTLER BENJAMIN 7 (Elam 6 , Abial 5 "\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born April 4, 1816 at Preston, Conn. ; the son of Elam and 
Hannah (Dennis) Benjamin; died October 17» 1903 at Nor- 
wich, Conn. He married Sarah (Polly) Spicer on November 
29, 1838 at Preston, Conn, (vr 4-18). She was born July 
18, 1814 and died August 3, 1898 (gs). They are both bur- 
ied in the Norwich Cemetery, lot #12-730. 

He used the name of Butler Benjamin and wrote to Dr. 
Wilson in 1899. At that time he was living in Preston, 
Conn, and had been blind for 7 years. On Feb. 20, I876 
Abby S. and Butler H. were dismissed and recommended by 
letter to the Cong. Church in the Long Society by the 
Preston Church (cr 1-344). 

Children of Henry Butler and Sarah (Spicer) Benjamin 1 
*3680. James Elam Benjamin b. September 28, I839 at Pres- 
ton, Conn, (vr 4-18). 
?368l. Elam Benjamin. 

3682. Abby S. Benjamin. She was bapt. and admitted to 

church membership on March 3» I867 at Preston, 
Conn, (cr 1-337). 

3683. Lucy Benjamin b. October 11, 1842; d. November 2, 

1861, age 19; unm. ; a seamstress. (Preston vr 
C-17). 

?3684. Levi Benjamin. 

?3685. Capt. Edward Benjamin. Was alive in 1899 in Pres- 
ton, Conn. 

Resources; Wilson Papers; Barbour Collection of Conn. Vit- 
al records; Hale's Collection of Conn. Church and Cemetery 
Records. 

1946. LAURA AUGUSTA BENJAMIN 7 (Elam 6 , Abial 5 " 2 *, Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born December 9, 1817 at Preston, Conn.; the dau. of Elam 
and Hannah (Dennis) Benjamin; died March 1850 in child- 
birth in the town of Norway, Herkimer Co., New York. She 
married Benjamin Franklin Bentley of North Stonington, Con 
on December 28, 1840 at Griswold, Conn, (vr 1-72). 

Children of Benjamin F. and Laura (Benjamin) Bentleyi 

401 



3686. Calista Bentley b. July 5, 1842 j m. Nathan York. 

3687. Benjamin Franklin Bentley b. January 28, 1843j m. 

Charity Frink. 

Resource 1 p. 194 Rix. Fam. Gen. 

1948. ABBY ARDELIA BENJAMIN 7 (Elam , Abial 5 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born January 10, 1822 at Preston, Conn. 1 the dau. of Elam 
and Hannah (Dennis) Benjamin. She married in I838 Jesse 
Palmer Main, the son of Lewis and Hannah (Ray) Main. He 
was born February 15. 1813 at Voluntown, Conn. 

Children of Jesse and Abby (Benjamin) Maim 

3688. Lydia Main; m. Frank Pierce. 

3689. Celesta Mainj m. Frank Eggleston. 
369© . Edgar Palmer Main. 

3691. Harriet Main; m. Irtis Main. 

3692. Hannah Mainj m. Avery Miller. 

Resource 1 p. 178 Babcock Main Gen.. Brown, 1910. 

19 53. BETSEY BISHOP 7 (Sally 6 , Jesse 5 , Abial 4 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born May 12, 1802 at Watson, Lewis Co., New York. She mar 
ried Isaac Stanton on May 12, 1818 at Lewis Co., N.Y. He 
was the son of William and Rebecca (Ferrel) Stanton and 
died January 26, I883 in Lewis Co., New York. Betsey died 
three days later. .January 29, 1883 in Lewis Co., N.Y. 

Children of Isaac and Betsey (Bishop) Stanton i 

3693. Eli Stanton b. April 29, 1819 in Lewis Co., N.Y.j 

unm. or perhaps m. with 2 children. 

3694. Rachel Stanton b. March 16, I826j m. Francis Melvin 

Beals. 

3695. Edward Stanton b. Sept. 18, 1828 j m/l Jane Wisej 

m/2 Almira Marshall. 

3696. Edwin Stanton, a twin, b. Sept. 18, 1828| m. 

Margaret Van Scicle. 

3697. Egbert Stanton b. April 27, I832;unm. 

3698. Benjamin Stanton b. October 18, I833 in Lewis Co., 

N.Y.j d. August 9, 1897 in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin} 
m. Nov. 9, 1873 Laura M. Hudson, dau. of Hoesa 
and Phoebe (Johnson) Hudson. She b. July 7, 1846 
in N.Y. and d. March 31, 1906 in Two Harbors, 
Minn. Had son Rollin Benjamin Stanton b. Aug. 1, 
1879 at Fon du Lac, m. 1904 Mary Ellen Fay. He 
d. 1951 in Janesville, Wis. 

3699. Sarah (Sally) Stanton b. August 3, I837i m. Joseph 

McKibbin. 

3700. Lyman Stanton b. June I8381 m. Elizabeth Little. 

3701. Mary Stanton b. 1841 in Lewis Co., N.Y.j m. Henry 

Lee. 

Resources! Records of Majel Lawrence of Medford, Oregon j 
Records of Cecelia F. Stanton of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

402 



19 54. RACHEL BISHOP 



Joseph^ , John ) 
York; the dau. of 
He married in 1826 



6 5 4 
(Sally , Jesse , Abial , 

born October 4, 1808 in Lewis Co., New 

Jonathan and Sally (Benjamin) Bishop. 

Enon Andras. 

Children of Enon and Rachel (Bishop) Andras t 
3702. Melvina Andras b. April 30, 1829 at Crow Foot Hillj 
d. November 26, 19l6» m. John Keener. 

Jennie Andras j m, Clarence Johnson. 

John Andras. 



3703. 
3704. 

3705. 
3706. 

3707. 
3708. 

3709. 
3710. 
3711. 
3712. 



Lester Andras. 
Clara Andras j m. 
Louisa Andras. 
Menza Andras. 
Frances Andras. 
Duane Andras. 
Levi Andras. 
Lucretia Andras. 



James H. Boshart. 



Resource i Records of Majel Lawrence of Medford, Oregon. 

1955. LEMUEL BISHOP 7 (Sally 6 , Jesse 5 , Abial 4 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born June 29t 1810 at Martinsburgh, Lewis Co., New Yorkj 
the son of Jonathan and Sally (Benjamin) Lewis » died July 
24, 1857. age 47 yre., at Taycheedah, Wisconsin. He was 
driving cattle into the barn when the bull turned on him, 
knocked him down, and before help could arrive, threw his 
whole weight upon the prostrate man. He was mortally 
wounded and lived only 7 hours. He married Lucinda Bowen. 
She was born September 20, 1815 at Martinsburgh, N.Y. and 
died March 19, 1884, age 68, at Taycheedah, Wis. 

They came to Wisconsin about 1845. In 1870 Lucinda is 
listed with $10,000. real estate and $6,000. personal 
estate. The given name of both Mr. and Mrs. Bishop began 
with the letter "L" and they named each of their 10 child- 
ren with a name that began with that letter. 

Children of Lemuel and Lucinda (Bowen) Bishop i 

3713. Lementa Benjamin Bishop b. July 24, I836 in New 
Yorkj d. Nov. 1, 1858 of scarlet fever in Wis.j 
a school teacher. 

3714. Levi Thomas Bishop b. April 20, 1840 in N.Y.j was a 
member of Co. I, 5th Regt. of Wis. Volunteers in 
the Civil Warj went West and d. Jan. 21, 1909 at 
Pioche, Nevada. 

3715. Lewis Henry Bishop b.Jan. 29, 1842 in N.Y.j d. Nov. 
4, 1926 in Wis. j m. Dec. 11, I878 Virginia Smith. 
Had 5 children, 3 died in infancy, and 1 in 1918. 
One son lived in Flaxton, N.D. in 1933. 

3716. Lorinda Casendrania Bishop b. April 12, 1842 in NYj 
d. March 28, 1923 at Taycheedah, Wis.j m. Oct. 16 
1867 John Henry Gibson. He b. July 19, 1843. 
They had 4 childreni Charlesj Floraj Lesten and 
Pearl. 

403 



3717. Lucretia Eliza Bishop b. Sept. 5, 1845 in N.Y.j d. 

Dec. 12, 1916 at Green Bush, Wis.; m. Nov. 28, 
1887 John Brie ker/Br inker b. April 23, 1844. 

3718. Leverett George Bishop b. Feb. 17, 1848 in Wis.j 

d. Nov. 11, 1879 of Consumption; m. Hannah Parks. 

3719. Luke Wilder Bishop b. Feb. 21, 1850 in Wis.; d. May 

14, 1914 at Elk River, Minn. 1 m. Dec. 25, 1891 
Mary Stretch. Issue 1 Donald (res. Minneapolis)} 
Lee (butcher in Elk River, Wis. in 1930)? Roger 
(res. Portland, Ore.); Everret (res. Rue, Minn.)} 
and Mary m. Ben. C. Engstrom. 

3720. Lois Mehitable Bishop b. Aug. 9, 1852 in Wis.i d. 

Dec. 22, 1903 in Fon du Lac, Wis. j m. Dec. 25, 
1891 James Cary Aplin. 

3721. LaGrand Ferando Bishop b. May 27, 1854 in Wis.; d. 

Sept. 1872 of consumption. 

3722. LaFayette Daniel Bishop b. Oct. 14, 1855 in Wis. j d 

1940 at St. Croix Falls, Wis.j m. i^rch 15, 1888 
Adelaide Spink at Buffalo, N.D. Issue 1 Robert 
(res. Buffalo, N.Y.)j Duayne (res. St. Croix, Wis 
Arthur. 

Resourcesi Records of Majel Lawrence of Medford, Ore.j 
Records of Miss Cecelia F. Stanton of Milwaukee, Wis. 
which included a story on the Bishop family given by Pearl 
Gibson in 1933 at the Taycheedah Comunity Club. 

1958. LYMAN BISHOP 7 (Sally 6 , Jesse 5 , Abial\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
in 1818 in Lewis Co., New Yorkj the son of Jonathan and 
Sally (Benjamin) Bishop. He probably died before i860. 
He married Maria W. Roberts, b. 1825 in New York. 

He resided in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin and was listed as 
a saddler in the 1850 census there, and Maria W. is listed 
as head of the household in the i860 and 1870 census. 

Children of Lyman and Maria (Roberts) Bishop 1 

3723. Ancil D. (Ansell A.) Bishop b. 1848 in Wis.j a 

tin smith. 

3724. Seth Scott Bishop b. 1852 in Wis. 

3725. George E. Bishop. 

3726. Pierce L. Bishop. 

Records of Majel Lawrence of Medford, Oregon. 

I960. LESTER BISHOP 7 (Sally 6 , Jesse 5 , Abial\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 
born in 1822 in New Yorkj the son of Jonathan and Sally 
(Benjamin) Bishop. He married Lizzie Eliza Griswold. 
She was born in 1827 in New York. 

He is listed in the 1850 census of Fon du Lac, Wiscon- 
sin as a tavern keeper. Sarah, age 44, is living with 
them. 

Children of Lester and Lizzie (Griswold) Bishop t 

3727. Lester Bishop. 

404 



3728. Ella Bishop. 

3?29. Sarah Bishop. 

3730. Clara Bishop; m. Jan. 30, 1840 James Boshart. 

3731. Louisa Bishop. 

3732. Manza Bishop. 

3733. Frances Bishop. 

3734. Duane Bishop. 

Resources 1 Records of Majel Lawrence of Medford, Oregon. 

1964. VINCENT LEWIS BENJAMIN 7 (Arch. 6 . Jesse 5 , Abial\ Jos. 3 " 2 , John 
born in 1821 (or I83I) in Watson, Lewis Co., New York; the 
son of Archibald and Agnes (Root) Benjamin ; died April 26, 
1889, age 68, at Fon du Lac, Wisconsin. He is buried in 
the Riemzi Cemetery. He m/l Eva Smith, born in Watertown, 
New York. Perhaps they were divorced, for it seems that 
she m/2 Dec. 23, 1866 Jefferson F. Heath in Fon du Lac, 
Wis. (vr 3-284). He m/2 Mrs. Cornelia E. Hulecombs on 
March 15, 1870. She was the dau. of William B. and Har- 
riet (Balcome) Rhodes and was born October 9, 1840 in 
New York and died April 30, 1922. 

He was in the Civil War and enlisted from Richland 
Center, Wis. and was in the 6th Inf. Regt. Band, and was 
also a Serg. in the 46th Inft. Regt. He was a traveling 
salesman and book agent. 

Children of Vincent and Eva (Smith) Benjamin i 
*3735. Ernest V. Benjamin b. December 9, 1861 at New Lis- 
bon, Juneau Co., Wis. 
?3736. Robert E. Benjamin; in 1893/4 Fon du Lac city 

directory. 
?3737. William Benjamin; boarded with V. L. Benjamin in 
1893-^. 

Children of Vincent and Cornelia (Rhodes Hulebombs)i 
3738. male b. Feb. 29, 1879 at Fon du Lac, Wis. (vr). 
?3739. Walter C. Benjamin. (His parents are given as 

V. L. and Clara C. or Clarissa Clemment); m. 

Aug. 4, 1891 at Fon du Lac (vr 8-374) Ida Henster. 

Resources! Vital Records of Fon du Lac, Wisconsin. 

1996. PARK BENJAMIN 7 (Park , David 5 , John\ Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) born 
August 14, 1809 at Demerara, West Indies; the son of Park 
and Mary (Gall) Benjamin; died September 12, 1864 in New 
York City and is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Brook 
lyn, New York. He married Mary Brower Western of Desoris 
Island, Long Island, New York on May 8, 1848 at St. Paul»s 
Church at Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y. She was the dau. 
of Henry Membery and Hannah (Romeyn) Western and was born 
January 5/6, 1828 and died December 30, 1906. 

Park contracted a tropical fever at the age of three. 
The effects left him permanently lame, with one leg short- 
er than the other. He was sent back to Norwich, Conn. He 

405 



gained in general health, but he always had to walk with 
crutches. When Park's father died in 1824, his education 
was turned over to James Savage. He attended Bacon Acad- 
emy from 1816-1822 and Harvard from 1825 to 1826, Washing- 
ton (Trinity) at Hartford, and graduated at the head of 
his class in 1829. He then attended Yale and Harvard and 
studied law. Restless and tempermental, he abandoned law 
practice for journalism in 1834 and was associated with 
the "New England Magazine", Horace Greeley's New Yorker", 
and "The New World" and the New York "Evening Signal". 
He owned the "New England Magazine" and mergeded it with 
the "American Monthly" in 1835. The "New Yorker" later 
became the "New York Tribune". He was a magazine editor, 
poet, literary editor, and lecturer and was known for a 
caustic quality of his critical writing and the author of 
much minor verse. 

On June 2, 1882 the heirs of Mary J. (Gall Benjamin) 
Lanman were Park Benjamin III, Jane Seymour and her hus- 
band, George H. Benjamin; Charles M. Benjamin? William 
Evart Benjamin gave a quit claim deed to Hiram Cook, re- 
linquishing all claim to two parcels of land in Norwich, 
Conn. (Deeds 93*117,118). 

Children of Park and Mary (Western) Benjamin t 
*3740. Park Benjamin III (known as Jr.) b. May 11, 1849 
at New York City, N.Y. 
3741. Henry (Harry) Western Benjamin b. March 3, 1851 at 
NYC » d. January 29, 1857, age 6 yrs. 4 mos. 
*3742. George Hillard Benjamin b. December 25, 1852 at NYC 
♦3743. Walter Romeyn Benjamin b. September 24, 1854 at NYC 

3744. Charlies Membery Benjamin b. October 31, 1857 at New 

York City, N.Y. ; d. February 20, 1916; apparently 
unmarried. 

3745. Mary Western Benjamin b. October 31, 1857; d. March 

10, 1912j perhaps m. Hiram Cook. 
*3746. William Evarts Benjamin b. February 19, 1859 at NYC 
3747. Susan Edith Benjamin b. June 26, i860 in New York 
City, N.Y.; d. October 1, 1940; m. Elisha E. 
Rogers. She is the one that did the genealogical 
research for the manuscript Benjamin Family of 
Preston and Norwich . Conn. 

Resources! Gen, of Park Benjamin . Hoover, 1906; Dictionary 
of Amer. Biog . 1964; Vol. 2 p. 187 Diet, of Amer. Biog . 
1929? Vol. 5 p. 227 Am. Ancestry ; Vol. 18 p. 393 N.E. 
Gen, and Hist. Register. 

1997. MARY ELIZABETH BENJAMIN 7 (Park 6 , David 5 , John*, Jos. 3 " 2 , John 
born April 7, 1813 at Demarara, West Indies; the dau. of 
Park and Mary (Gall) Benjamin; died December 13, 1874 at 
London, England. She married March 2, 1837 John Lathrop 
Motley. He was the son of Thomas Motley and was born 
April 15, 1814 at Dorchester, Mass. and died May 29, 1877, 

406 



age 63. They had three daughters. 

Children of John and Mary (Benjamin) Motleyi 

3748. daughterj b. in London, England} became Lady Wil- 

liam Vernon Harcourt. 

3749. daughterj b. London, Englandj m. Mildemay. 

3750. daughterj b. London, Englandj m. Thomas (or Alger- 

non) Sheridan. 

Resources! Park Ben.jamin Gen. . Hoover, 1906j Vol. 31 p. 
364 N. E. Gen, and Hist. Register . 

1998. SUSAN MARGARET BENJAMIN 7 (Park 6 , David 5 , John 4 , Jos. 3 " 2 , John 
born April 20, 1815 at Demerara, West Indies s the dau. of 
Park and Mary (Gall) Benjamin j died April 23, I896 at 
Boston, Mass. She married Joseph Lewis Stackpole (Stack- 
pool) of Boston on March 2, I837. He died July 20, 1847. 

He was a close friend of John Motley, Mary Elizabeth's 
husband. Both girls were educated at Bacon Academy and 
were married in a double wedding ceremony. 

Joseph was killed in a railroad accident, leaving 3 
sons. 

Children of Joseph and Susan (Benjamin) Stackpole 1 

3751. Joseph Lewis Stackpole Jr.j an officer in the Civil 

War. 

3752. William Stackpole. 

3753. Henry (Harry) Stackpole j of Boston. 

Resources! Wilson Papers j Gen, of Park Benjamin . Hoover. 

2001. SEABURY (SEBRA on m. rec.) NEWTON BENJAMIN 7 (Elijah 6 , David 5 , 

4 3—2 1 
John , Joseph^ , John ) born July 15. 1796 at Preston, 

Conn. j the son of Elijah and Deborah (Newton) Benjaminj 
died May 24/31, 1866, age 70 years. He is buried in the 
Preston or the Gates Cemetery, lot #6-94. He m/1 Lucy 
Standish on June 6, 1819, at the First Church of Preson, 
Conn, (cr 1-128). She was the dau. of Levi and Emma (Fel- 
lows) Standish and was born June 7» 1799 and died December 
12, 1842 at Preston, Conn., age 43. (vr 3-26). She is bur 
ied in the same cemetery lot as her husband. She was a 
descendant of the Pilgrim, Miles and Barbara Standish. 
He m/2 the widow Phebe (Maine) Mitchell on August 31, 1845 
at Groton, Conn, (vr 1-74). She was "of Groton and North 
Stonington, Conn." 

He was a very highly respected farmer, industrious and 
progressive. He was a Democrat, but never entered polit- 
ics, as he cared more for his happy family life. 

Children of Seabury and Lucy (Standish) Benjamini 
375^. Philena (Phelana) Benjamin b. May 12, 1820 at Pres- 
ton, Conn. j m. Nov. 7» 1841 Lester Fuller of Ham- 
pton, Conn, at Preston, Conn, (vr 4-64), 
3755. Deborah Alura Benjamin b. May 14, 1822 at Preston, 

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(vr 3-26) j in. November 8, 1844 Calvin Reed of 
Lyme, Conn, (vr 3-149). 
♦3756. Elijah L. Benjamin b. March 18, 1824 at Preston, 
Conn, (vr 3-26). 

3757. Amos H. Benjamin b. September 3, 1826 at Preston, 

(vr 3-26)i d. February 10, 1827 at Preston. 

3758. Eunice Fellows Benjamin b. December 23, 1828 at Pre 

ston, Conn, (vr 3-26); m. October 27, 184? Horace 
B. Brumley/Bromley at Preston, Conn. (vr). He 
was the son of Rev. Alas and Esther (Bidwell) 
Bromley, b. Nov. 21, 1823, d. March 13, 1807 at 
Norwich, Conn. She d. February 2, 1908 at Nor- 
wich, the last surviving member of her family. 
They are buried in the Preston City Cemetery. 
*3759. Levi Standish Benjamin b. July 2, 1830 at Preston, 
Conn, (vr 3-26). 

3760. Esther Benjamin b. 1832 at Prestonj m. Willet Roath 

of New London, Conn. 

3761. Lydia W./N. Benjamin b. August 23, 1834 at Prestonj 

m. January 29, 1854 Wilcox Barber of Exton, R.l. 
at Norwich, Conn, (vr 7-342). Lydia d. at Provi- 
dence, R.I. Had dau. Emma June Barber b. Oct. 5* 
I860 at Artie, R.I., m. Sept. 10, 1885 Herbert 
Gardner Borden and dau. Mary E. Barber, m. Sept. 
15, 1872 Francis E. Bliss of Providence, R.I. He 
b. March 3. 1852. 
♦3762. Jacob Dwight Benjamin b. July 12, I836 or July 2, 
I838. Perhaps there were two separate children, 
with the first dying young. 

3763. Phoebe E. Benjamin b. March 9, 1840 at Preston. 

Resources 1 Hale Collection of Conn. Cemetery Records » 
Barbour Collection of Conn. Vital Records j p. 63 Bromley 
Gen. . Bromley, 1911 » Wilson Papers; Hist, of New London. 
Conn. . 1905l p. 354 Desc. of Thomas Durfee of Portsmouth . 
R.I. . Reed, 1905 1 Family Group Sheet at Library of Latter 
Day Saints at Salt Lake City, Utahj p. 578 Bliss Gen. . 
Bliss, 1881. 

2002. ANNA BENJAMIN? (Elijah 6 , David 5 , John 4 , Joseph 3 " 2 , John 1 ) 

born May 16, 1798 at Preston, Conn, (vr 2-316) j the dau. 
of Elijah and Deborah (Newton) Benjamin. She married 
Jesse Main of North Stoington, Conn, on September 18, 1814 

He was the son of Timothy and Hannah ( ) Main. There is 

a church record, but no date is given (cr 1-125). 

They resided in N. Stonington, near Deacon Allen 
Wheeler. It is said that he made cider his only beverage. 

Children of Jesse and Anna (Benjamin) Maim 

3764. Charles Main b. at N. Stonington, Conn. 

3765. Noyes Main. 

3766. Lucy Main. 

3767. Lydia Main. 

408 



3768. Luke Main. 

3769. Clarinda Main. 

3770. Clark B. Main. 

3771. Smith B. Bain. 

Resourcesi p. 273 Babcock-Main Gen. . Brown, 1910. 

2003. RUSSELL (WILLIAM RUSSELL) BENJAMIN 7 (Elijah 6 , David 5 , John 4 , 
Joseph-5-2, John^ ) born April 27, 1800 at Preston, Conn. 
(vr 2-316). His gravestone gives his birth as 1799. He 
was the son of Elijah and Deborah (Newton) Benjamin and 
died December 16, 1851, age 52 (gs) at New Lisbon, Otsego 
Co., New York and is buried in the Garretsville Cemetery. 
He married Sally Cooke of Long Society, Conn, on December 
29, 1825 at Preston, Conn, (cr 1-173). She was born in 
1808 and died April 14, 1884, age 76 (gs) at New Lisbon, 
New York and is buried with her husband. 

His obit was recorded in the "Freeman's Journal" Dec. 
26, 1851 and names him Russell Benjamin. His son's 
death record names his father as William Russell. His 
will was dated 1851 and probated Jan. 1852 (Cooperstown 
Probate Rec. 9«236) and names wife Sally, sons Wm. R. and 
Park C. and daus. Lydia M., Harriet A., and