William Bell1

b. 1787, d. 1829
Father*George Bell2 b. 1757, d. 1813
Mother*Mary Hines2 b. 1761, d. Jun 1833
Birth*1787William Bell was born about 1787 in Bruce Hall, County Cavan, Ireland.1
Marriage*He married Margaret Beatty.1
(Husband) Death1821William became a widower in 1821 when Margaret (Beatty) Bell died at age 32 of pleurisy resulting from a severe cold.1
Death*1829He died of yellow fever at age 42 while visiting his brother Thomas in 1829 in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.1

Family

Margaret Beatty b. 1789, d. 1821
Children1.George Bell1
2.William Bell1 b. 1813, d. 28 Jan 1877
3.Thomas Bell+1 b. 14 Mar 1817

Citations

  1. [S1615] James Green Jones, "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland : partial pages from a manuscript", 1870 (New York City, New York). Hand written, pages 167-176 only, pages 168-169. Hereinafter cited as "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland."
  2. [S1615] James Green Jones, "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland", Hand written, pages 167-176 only, pages 167-168.

William Bell1

b. 1813, d. 28 January 1877
Father*William Bell1 b. 1787, d. 1829
Mother*Margaret Beatty1 b. 1789, d. 1821
Birth*1813William Bell was born about 1813 in County Cavan, Ireland.1,2
Civil War (U.S.)*July 1861William volunteered in July 1861 for service with the 1st New York Calvary in the American Civil War. He was discharged on 20 December 1761.2
Illness*1872 In 1872 at age 59, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Hampton, Virginia.2
Death*28 January 1877He died on 28 January 1877 in Hampton, Virginia, at age 63.1

Citations

  1. [S1615] James Green Jones, "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland : partial pages from a manuscript", 1870 (New York City, New York). Hand written, pages 167-176 only, pages 168-169. Hereinafter cited as "Genealogy of Martha Jane Bell, wife of James Green Jones, Ireland."
  2. [S1617] U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, Hampton Registers. Hereinafter cited as National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938.

William Bell1

d. 19 May 1884
Father*William Bell1 b. c 1800, d. 18 May 1883
Mother*Margaret Mary Erskine1 b. 1806, d. 11 Sep 1894
Birth*William Bell was born in County Cavan, Ireland.1
Death*19 May 1884He died on 19 May 1884.1

Citations

  1. [S1629] Reverend Henry Bidall Swanzy M.A., The Families of French of Belturbet and Nixon of Fermanagh and their Descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Dublin, Ireland: printed for private circulation, 1908), Robert Erskine, pages 194-196. Hereinafter cited as The Families of French of Belturbet and Nixon of Fermanagh and their Descendants.

William Bell1

Occupation1796William and George Bell were both listed as flax growers in 1796 in Killeshandra Parish, County Cavan. William Bell was shown with two wheels and George Bell was shown with one.2

Family

Child1.George Bell+1 b. 1757, d. 1813

Citations

  1. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada), Based on the English Naming Rules at the time, because George named his first son William, George's father's name would have been William.
  2. [S1645] Linen Trade Board of Ireland, A list of persons to whom premiums for sowing flax-seed in the year 1796 have been adjudged by the trustees of the Linen Manufacture: Killeshandra Parish, County Cavan; FHL Film# 1419442, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as 1796 Flax Growers List of Ireland.

______ Bell1

RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Hinds
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Andrew Bell1
Mother*Lettice ______1
Marriage*She married Samuel Donaldson.1

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1755, Ardleny, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

______ Bell1

RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Hinds
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Andrew Bell1
Mother*Lettice ______1
Marriage*1750She married ______ Hinds.1

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1755, Ardleny, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Eleanor Bennett1

Marriage*She married Zachariah Whitman of Bridgewater, son of Ebenezer Whitman and Abigail Barnam.1

Family

Zachariah Whitman b. 21 Nov 1704
Child1.Samuel Whitman1,2 b. 23 Jul 1734

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Whitman, pages 335-343. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 346, their surname spelled "Whittman". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

John Bennett1

b. 1 July 1751
Father*Moses Bennett Jr.1 d. b 16 Jun 1767
Mother*Sarah Blood1 d. 24 Jun 1822
Birth*1 July 1751John Bennett was born on 1 July 1751 in Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S676] Posey Godfrey, "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts."

Moses Bennett1

b. 13 March 1748
Father*Moses Bennett Jr.1 d. b 16 Jun 1767
Mother*Sarah Blood1 d. 24 Jun 1822
Birth*13 March 1748Moses Bennett was born on 13 March 1748 in Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S676] Posey Godfrey, "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts."

Moses Bennett Jr.1

d. before 16 June 1767
Marriage*17 February 1746/47He married Sarah Blood, daughter of Ebenezer Blood and Abigail Chamberlain?, on 17 February 1746/47 in Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Death*before 16 June 1767He died before 16 June 1767.1

Family

Sarah Blood d. 24 Jun 1822
Children1.Steven Bennett1 b. 22 Apr 1747
2.Moses Bennett1 b. 13 Mar 1748
3.John Bennett1 b. 1 Jul 1751
4.Sarah Bennett1 b. 17 Nov 1752
5.Susanna Bennett1 b. 16 Mar 1754
6.Sybel Bennett+1,2 b. 17 Sep 1755, d. 20 Mar 1807

Citations

  1. [S676] Posey Godfrey, "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts."
  2. [S679] Prepared by Susan Hawkes Cook, "Parentage of Sarah Bennett, Wife of Revolutionary - NEHGS", NEXUS Volume number 3 (June 1987). From 1983 to 2000, NEXUS was the news magazine of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Published five times a year, it contained columns and feature articles as well as NEHGS news and events. Gary Boyd Roberts’ “Notable Kin” column was a particular highlight, and article topics covered a wide range of subjects, including Irish origins, matrilineal and name studies, and material culture (especially photographs), plus some record transcriptions and resolutions of difficult problems. Also popular was a sizable query section, with some answers. Hereinafter cited as "Parentage of Sarah Bennett."

Sarah Bennett1

b. 17 November 1752
Father*Moses Bennett Jr.1 d. b 16 Jun 1767
Mother*Sarah Blood1 d. 24 Jun 1822
Birth*17 November 1752Sarah Bennett was born on 17 November 1752 in Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S676] Posey Godfrey, "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts."

Steven Bennett1

b. 22 April 1747
Father*Moses Bennett Jr.1 d. b 16 Jun 1767
Mother*Sarah Blood1 d. 24 Jun 1822
Birth*22 April 1747Steven Bennett was born on 22 April 1747 in Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S676] Posey Godfrey, "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts."

Susanna Bennett1

b. 16 March 1754
Father*Moses Bennett Jr.1 d. b 16 Jun 1767
Mother*Sarah Blood1 d. 24 Jun 1822
Birth*16 March 1754Susanna Bennett was born on 16 March 1754 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S676] Posey Godfrey, "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts."

Sybel Bennett

b. 17 September 1755, d. 20 March 1807
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*Moses Bennett Jr.1,2 d. b 16 Jun 1767
Mother*Sarah Blood1,2 d. 24 Jun 1822
Birth*17 September 1755Sybel Bennett was born on 17 September 1755 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*14 May 1778She married Timothy Bolton, son of William Bolton and Mary ______; their intention of marriage was recorded on 14 May 1778 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).3,4,2
Death*20 March 1807She died on 20 March 1807 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 51.3

Family

Timothy Bolton b. 5 May 1759
Children1.Mary Bolton3 b. 1 Feb 1778
2.Edward Bolton+3 b. 5 Feb 1780, d. 1834
3.Olive Bolton3 b. 19 Oct 1781
4.Oliver Bolton3 b. 9 Aug 1783
5.Eunice Bolton+3 b. 13 May 1786
6.Moses Bennett Bolton3 b. 26 Aug 1788
7.Lucinda Bolton3 b. 1 Jul 1791
8.Eliab Bolton3 b. 23 Feb 1794, d. 11 Sep 1796
9.Eliab Gowing (Going) Bolton3 b. 19 Dec 1797

Citations

  1. [S676] Posey Godfrey, "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "The Boltons of Middlesex County, Massachusetts."
  2. [S679] Prepared by Susan Hawkes Cook, "Parentage of Sarah Bennett, Wife of Revolutionary - NEHGS", NEXUS Volume number 3 (June 1987). From 1983 to 2000, NEXUS was the news magazine of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Published five times a year, it contained columns and feature articles as well as NEHGS news and events. Gary Boyd Roberts’ “Notable Kin” column was a particular highlight, and article topics covered a wide range of subjects, including Irish origins, matrilineal and name studies, and material culture (especially photographs), plus some record transcriptions and resolutions of difficult problems. Also popular was a sizable query section, with some answers. Hereinafter cited as "Parentage of Sarah Bennett."
  3. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  4. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.

Thomas Bennett1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*1591He married Marie Heaton, daughter of Edward Heaton and Joane Browne, by 1591.1

Family

Marie Heaton b. s 1564

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): page 437. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."

Mary Bennings1

b. February 1710, d. 10 April 1759
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Birth*February 1710Mary Bennings was born, based upon her reported age at death in February 1710.1
Marriage*1734She married, as his second wife, John Heaton, son of James Heaton and Mary Scaife, in early 1734 in Amwell, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. There was about 20 years difference in their ages.1
Relocation*1743Mary and John Heaton moved to Hardwick, Sussex County, in 1743.1
Death*10 April 1759She died on 10 April 1759 in Hardwick at age 49 years and 2 months.1

Family

John Heaton b. 1690, d. Sep 1762
Children1.Imanuel Heaton2 b. 18 Nov 1734, d. 1760
2.Ann Heaton2 b. 23 Feb 1736
3.Mary Heaton Jr.2 b. 10 Dec 1738, d. 28 May 1793
4.Martha Heaton2 b. 20 Nov 1740
5.Elizabeth Heaton2 b. 10 Oct 1742
6.Moses Heaton+2 b. 2 Feb 1744, d. 1777
7.Grace Heaton2 b. 2 May 1747, d. c 1768
8.Rachel Heaton2 b. c 1750, d. 9 Jul 1785

Citations

  1. [S1399] Heaton. A well researched and partially documented work on the earliest Heaton immigrants to Pennsylvania, from Yorkshire, England, in 1682. Some of the information from the website is presented here in acknowledgement that not all of the early Heatons to America were "our" Heatons, and specifically to remind us of the reasons for the confusion expressed by our Heaton family researchers over the years as they tried to distinguish between the Lincolnshire John Heaton and the Yorkshire John Heaton, the two John Heatons of Loudon County, Virginia. Online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, MJP Grundy (email: e-mail address); viewed on 7 July 2015.
  2. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, citing records in the DAR archives, "Ohio DAR GRC report, s1 v535: records of Pennsylvania families whose descendants came to Ohio / Cuyahoga Portage Chapter."

Louisa Bennison1

Father-Probable*William Bennison1
Marriage*21 July 1810She married Daniel Eccles of Dundonagh, County Monaghan on 21 July 1810.1

Family

Daniel Eccles

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Marriage of Daniel Eccles of "Dondona", County Monaghan and Louisa Bennison of the parish of Saint Anne, spinster, 21 July 1810. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

Mary Anne Bennison1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*William Bennison1
Birth*Mary Anne was identified as her father's third daughter.1
(Bride) Marriage Settlement22 December 1814A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 22 December 1814 was made between heir at law Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, Esq. of the first part, his brother William Edward Gerrard of Killywilly in the county of Cavan, Esq. of the second part, William Bennison of Cavan in the county of Cavan, Esq. and Mary Anne Bennison, spinster third daughter of the said William Bennison, of the third part, and Thomas Lloyd of Ravensdale in the county of Louth, Esq. and William Webb of Castlecor in the county of Meath, Esq. of the fourth part.

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited it is witnessed that in pursuance of the agreement therein stated, and in consideration of a marriage then intended between the said William Edward Gerrard and Mary Anne Bennison and of £600, the marriage portion of the said Mary Anne Bennison to the said William Edward Gerrard in hand paid or secured to be paid, and for the other considerations or purposes in said deed witnessed, the said Thomas Gerrard, at the instance and desire of the said William Edward, and the said William Edward Gerrard, according to their estate and interest therein, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said Thomas Lloyd and William Webb, their executors, administrators and assigns, as trustees, one undivided 5th part, the whole into 5 equal parts to be divided, of all that and those that part of the lands of Balrathboyne otherwise Boon

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited it is witnessed that in pursuance of the agreement therein stated, and in consideration of a marriage then intended between the said William Edward Gerrard and Mary Anne Bennison and of £600, the marriage portion of the said Mary Anne Bennison to the said William Edward Gerrard in hand paid or secured to be paid, and for the other considerations or purposes in said deed witnessed, the said Thomas Gerrard, at the instance and desire of the said William Edward, and the said William Edward Gerrard, according to their estate and interest therein, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said Thomas Lloyd and William Webb, their executors, administrators and assigns, as trustees, one undivided 5th part, the whole into 5 equal parts to be divided, of all that and those that part of the lands.1
Marriage*before 11 February 1815She married William Edward Gerrard of Killywilly, County Cavan, son of William Gerrard and Jane Vipont, before 11 February 1815, the date their marriage settlement agreement was registered.1

Family

William Edward Gerrard d. 16 Apr 1866
Children1.Martha Gerrard2
2.William Bennison Gerrard3 b. 1825, d. 25 Dec 1842
3.Thomas William Gerrard2
4.Eleanora Gerrard2

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1815; Film# 545078, Volume 685, pages 265-267, Deed Number 471231, images 426-427. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, William Edward Gerrard will dated 5 April 1866. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  3. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Dublin Evening Mail, February 8, 1843. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.

William Bennison1

Residence*November 1814 In November 1814,he lived in Cavan, County Cavan.1
(Bride's Father) Marriage Settlement22 December 1814A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 22 December 1814 was made between heir at law Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan in the county of Meath, Esq. of the first part, his brother William Edward Gerrard of Killywilly in the county of Cavan, Esq. of the second part, William Bennison of Cavan in the county of Cavan, Esq. and Mary Anne Bennison, spinster third daughter of the said William Bennison, of the third part, and Thomas Lloyd of Ravensdale in the county of Louth, Esq. and William Webb of Castlecor in the county of Meath, Esq. of the fourth part.

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited it is witnessed that in pursuance of the agreement therein stated, and in consideration of a marriage then intended between the said William Edward Gerrard and Mary Anne Bennison and of £600, the marriage portion of the said Mary Anne Bennison to the said William Edward Gerrard in hand paid or secured to be paid, and for the other considerations or purposes in said deed witnessed, the said Thomas Gerrard, at the instance and desire of the said William Edward, and the said William Edward Gerrard, according to their estate and interest therein, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said Thomas Lloyd and William Webb, their executors, administrators and assigns, as trustees, one undivided 5th part, the whole into 5 equal parts to be divided, of all that and those that part of the lands of Balrathboyne otherwise Boon

Whereby after reciting as therein is recited it is witnessed that in pursuance of the agreement therein stated, and in consideration of a marriage then intended between the said William Edward Gerrard and Mary Anne Bennison and of £600, the marriage portion of the said Mary Anne Bennison to the said William Edward Gerrard in hand paid or secured to be paid, and for the other considerations or purposes in said deed witnessed, the said Thomas Gerrard, at the instance and desire of the said William Edward, and the said William Edward Gerrard, according to their estate and interest therein, did grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said Thomas Lloyd and William Webb, their executors, administrators and assigns, as trustees, one undivided 5th part, the whole into 5 equal parts to be divided, of all that and those that part of the lands.1

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1815; Film# 545078, Volume 685, pages 265-267, Deed Number 471231, images 426-427. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Marriage of Daniel Eccles of "Dondona", County Monaghan and Louisa Bennison of the parish of Saint Anne, spinster, 21 July 1810. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

John Benson1

Family

Child1.Joseph Benson+1

Citations

  1. [S1135] Mrs. John E. Barclay, "The Ancestry of Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn of Bridgewater, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 119, pages 22-25 (January 1965). Hereinafter cited as "Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn."

Jonah Benson Jr.1

Marriage*30 September 1819He married Chloe Hathaway, daughter of Ebenezer Hathaway and Chloe Hooper, on 30 September 1819 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,2

Family

Chloe Hathaway b. 4 May 1794

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 163. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Jonathan Benson1

Marriage*7 November 1740He married Martha Snell on 7 November 1740 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2

Family

Martha Snell
Child1.Lois Benson1 b. 16 Mar 1751

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Washburn, pages 338-350. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 345. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Joseph Benson1

Father*John Benson1

Family

Child1.Sarah Benson1

Citations

  1. [S1135] Mrs. John E. Barclay, "The Ancestry of Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn of Bridgewater, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 119, pages 22-25 (January 1965). Hereinafter cited as "Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn."

Lois Benson1

b. 16 March 1751
Father*Jonathan Benson1
Mother*Martha Snell2
Birth*16 March 1751Lois Benson was born on 16 March 1751 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
Marriage*11 November 1775She married Cornelius Washburn, son of Daniel Washburn and Experience Harlow, on 11 November 1775 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).4,5

Family

Cornelius Washburn b. 19 Mar 1753

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Washburn, pages 338-350. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 345. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 49, her name spelled "Louis."
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Washburn, pages 338-350, although the source is believed to have confused this younger Cornelius Washburn for his uncle, his father's brother, who died at age 7 in 1747.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 385.

Sarah Benson1

Father*Joseph Benson1
Marriage*circa 1686She married, as his first wife, Joseph Pratt, son of Joseph Pratt, circa 1686 in Hull, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Family

Joseph Pratt b. 2 Feb 1665

Citations

  1. [S1135] Mrs. John E. Barclay, "The Ancestry of Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn of Bridgewater, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 119, pages 22-25 (January 1965). Hereinafter cited as "Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn."

Agnes Bent1

b. 1631, d. 4 June 1713
Father*John Bent2 b. Nov 1596, d. 27 Sep 1672
Mother*Martha ______2 d. 15 May 1679
Birth*1631Agnes Bent was born about 1631 in England.3
(Daughter) ImmigrationApril 1638At about 7 years of age, Agnes and her four young brothers sailed to New England with their parents from Southampton, England, in the latter part of April 1638 in the ship "Confidence" of London, the whole number of passengers, "greate and little," being 110 souls.2
Marriage*circa 1646She married Edward Rice, son of Edmund Rice and Thomasine Frost, circa 1646 in Sudbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1,4
Name VariationIn the History of Framingham, published in 1847, the author wrote that the children of Edward Rice were by a second wife, Anne, and that statement has been copied by other historians. It's not true, however, according to the Bent Family source, for John Bent, in his will dated in 1672, makes a bequest to his daughter Agnes Rice. He goes on to explain that (1) the name Agnes in the old records, particularly in the Bent family, was spelled Annis and sometimes abbreviated to Ann and (2) the Rices were both numerous and prominent in Sudbury and Marlborough, Massachusetts and intermarried with the Bents more than a dozen times.3,5,6
(Wife) Death16 August 1712Agnes became a widow when Edward Rice died on 16 August 1712.3
Death*4 June 1713She died ten months after her husband on 4 June 1713 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, in her 83rd year.3

Family

Edward Rice b. 1618, d. 16 Aug 1712
Child1.Lydia Rice+1 b. 10 Dec 1649, d. 24 Sep 1723

Citations

  1. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. In 4 volumes, with a surname index in Volume 4; downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908), Woods, pages 1095-1098. Hereinafter cited as Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.
  2. [S1226] Allen H. Bent, The Bent Family in America : being mainly a genealogy of the descendants of John Bent who settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1638, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: printed by David Clapp & Son, 1900), pages 11-13. Hereinafter cited as The Bent Family in America.
  3. [S1226] Allen H. Bent, The Bent Family in America, pages 14-15.
  4. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 620. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  5. [S1227] William Barry, A History of Framingham, Massachusetts : including the Plantation, from 1640 to the present time with an appendix, containing a notice of Sudbury and its first proprietors : also, a register of the inhabitants of Framingham before 1800, with genealogical sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: James Monroe and Company, 1847), pages 371-372. Hereinafter cited as History of Framingham, Massachusetts with genealogical sketches.
  6. [S1222] Andrew Henshaw Ward, A Genealogical History of the Rice Family : descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice, who came from Berkhamstead, England, and settled at Sudbury, Massachusetts, in 1638 or 9, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: C. Benjamin Richardson, 1858), page 6, although copying the incorrect information provided in Barry's Framingham History. Hereinafter cited as History of the Rice Family : Descendants of Edmund Rice.

John Bent1

b. November 1596, d. 27 September 1672
Birth*November 1596John Bent was born in November 1596 in Penton Grafton, Hampshire, England.1
Marriage*1624He married Martha ______ in England about 1624.1
Immigration*April 1638Martha and John Bent, his wife and five small children, sailed to New England from Southampton, England, in the latter part of April 1638 in the ship "Confidence" of London, the whole number of passengers, "greate and little," being 110 souls.1
Residence*They settled in Sudbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1
Death*27 September 1672He died on 27 September 1672 in Sudbury at age nearly 76.1

Family

Martha ______ d. 15 May 1679
Child1.Agnes Bent+1 b. 1631, d. 4 Jun 1713

Citations

  1. [S1226] Allen H. Bent, The Bent Family in America : being mainly a genealogy of the descendants of John Bent who settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1638, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: printed by David Clapp & Son, 1900), pages 11-13. Hereinafter cited as The Bent Family in America.

Frances Beresford1

d. 7 October 1864
Father*William Beresford1
Mother*Elizabeth FitzGibbon2 b. 1732, d. 1807
Birth* Her parents' fourth daughter, Frances Beresford was born in Ireland.1,2
Marriage*14 January 1797She married, as his third wife, Colonel Thomas Burrowes, son of Thomas Burrowes and Jane Nesbitt, on 14 January 1797 in Ireland.1,3,4,2,5
Death*7 October 1864She died on 7 October 1864.5

Family

Thomas Burrowes b. 1742

Citations

  1. [S1559] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (Fourth Edition) in Two Parts, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. In Two Parts. (London, England: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1862), Part I, Burrowes of Stradone, page 188. Hereinafter cited as History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (Fourth Edition).
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Beresford,_1st_Baron_Decies. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  3. [S1556] Sir Bernard Burke C.B. LL.D, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (9th Edition with Supplement), downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (London, England: Harrison & Sons, 1899), Burrowes of Stradone House, page 57. Hereinafter cited as History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland (9th Edition with Supplement).
  4. [S1622] Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866, online at www.findmypast.com. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866.
  5. [S1562] Burke's Peerage Limited, Burke's Irish Family Records, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1976), Burrowes, pages 184-187. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Irish Family Records.

Harriet Beresford1

b. 1801, d. 31 March 1882
Father*Colonel Richard Beresford1
Birth*1801Harriet Beresford was born about 1801, the only child of her parents.1
Marriage*4 November 1816She married Arnold Robinson Burrowes, son of Thomas Burrowes and Sarah Greenland, on 4 November 1816.1
(Wife) Death28 August 1851Harriet became a widow when Arnold Robinson Burrowes died on 28 August 1851.1
Death*31 March 1882She died on 31 March 1882 at age 81.1

Family

Arnold Robinson Burrowes b. 1788, d. 28 Aug 1851

Citations

  1. [S1562] Burke's Peerage Limited, Burke's Irish Family Records, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1976), Burrowes, pages 184-187. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Irish Family Records.

Colonel Richard Beresford1

Residence*He lived at Fenny Bentley, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England,1
Occupation* and served with the Royal Horse Guards.1

Family

Child1.Harriet Beresford1 b. 1801, d. 31 Mar 1882

Citations

  1. [S1562] Burke's Peerage Limited, Burke's Irish Family Records, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1976), Burrowes, pages 184-187. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Irish Family Records.