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Rufus Augustus Benjamin

Male 1775 - 1841  (65 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Rufus Augustus Benjamin was born on 15 Dec 1775 in Preston, New London, Connecticut (son of John Benjamin and Grace Waite); died on 15 May 1841 in Hunter, Greene, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 25 Dec 1775, Preston, New London, Connecticut
    • Alternate death: 29 Jun 1841, Greene, New York

    Notes:

    Also called Augustus Rufus Benjamin.

    Rufus married Catharina Groat in 1796 in Windham, Greene, New York. Catharina (daughter of John Groat and Sara Bowman) was born on 9 Aug 1779 in Claverack, Columbia, New York; died after 20 Jun 1865. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Catherine Benjamin was born on 16 Mar 1803; died on 17 Oct 1878; was buried in Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock, Ulster, New York.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Benjamin was born on 25 Dec 1751 in Preston, New London, Connecticut (son of John Benjamin and Margaret Jameson); died on 24 Jun 1781; was buried in North Lyme Cemetery, Lyme, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 11 Mar 1752, First Church, Preston, New London, Connecticut

    Notes:

    Said to have served in General Waterbury's brigade of the Connecticut militia during the Revolution, and to have been killed "near Horse's Neck, Connecticut" (West Greenwich).

    John married Grace Waite on 29 Jun 1775 in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island. Grace (daughter of Thomas Waite and Bridget) was born on 4 Jun 1756 in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Grace Waite was born on 4 Jun 1756 in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island (daughter of Thomas Waite and Bridget).
    Children:
    1. 1. Rufus Augustus Benjamin was born on 15 Dec 1775 in Preston, New London, Connecticut; died on 15 May 1841 in Hunter, Greene, New York.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Benjamin was born on 31 Oct 1714 in Preston, New London, Connecticut (son of John Benjamin and Phebe Larabee); died on 7 May 1791 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 6 Jan 1715, First Church, Preston, New London, Connecticut

    Notes:

    He was a cordwainer and a farmer.

    John married Margaret Jameson on 3 Jan 1740 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. Margaret (daughter of John Jameson and Abigail Carter) was born on 21 Jun 1716 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died on 13 Oct 1769 in Preston, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Margaret Jameson was born on 21 Jun 1716 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut (daughter of John Jameson and Abigail Carter); died on 13 Oct 1769 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 18 Oct 1769, Preston, New London, Connecticut

    Notes:

    Also called Margaret Jennison; Jemison.

    Children:
    1. 2. John Benjamin was born on 25 Dec 1751 in Preston, New London, Connecticut; died on 24 Jun 1781; was buried in North Lyme Cemetery, Lyme, New London, Connecticut.

  3. 6.  Thomas Waite was born on 16 Sep 1716 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island (son of Thomas Waite and Elizabeth).

    Thomas married Bridget on 8 Jul 1745. Bridget was born in in of Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Bridget was born in in of Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Notes:

    G. Andrews Moriarty (citation details below) calls her Bridget Crandall, which is obviously interesting to us -- Hopkinton is one town over from Westerly, founded by TNH ancestor John Crandall. But there seems to be no consensus on what her maiden name actually was.

    Several online sources notwithstanding, she was probably not Bridget Brownell, a descendant of Ann Marbury Hutchinson.

    Children:
    1. 3. Grace Waite was born on 4 Jun 1756 in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Benjamin was born about 1682 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Joseph Benjamin and Sarah); died on 2 Aug 1716 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

    John married Phebe Larabee on 7 Aug 1705 in Preston, New London, Connecticut. Phebe (daughter of Greenfield Larribee and Alice Parke) was born on 13 Dec 1680 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Phebe Larabee was born on 13 Dec 1680 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut (daughter of Greenfield Larribee and Alice Parke).
    Children:
    1. 4. John Benjamin was born on 31 Oct 1714 in Preston, New London, Connecticut; died on 7 May 1791 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

  3. 10.  John Jameson was born on 27 Oct 1686 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachussets (son of William Jameson and Sarah Price).

    Notes:

    He was a tailor.

    John married Abigail Carter on 5 May 1709. Abigail (daughter of Samuel Carter and Eunice Brooks) was born on 30 May 1690 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 27 Mar 1747 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Abigail Carter was born on 30 May 1690 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Samuel Carter and Eunice Brooks); died on 27 Mar 1747 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Their marriage was officiated by the Rev. Cotton Mather.

    Children:
    1. 5. Margaret Jameson was born on 21 Jun 1716 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died on 13 Oct 1769 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

  5. 12.  Thomas Waite was born on 21 Dec 1681 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island (son of Thomas Waite and Sarah Cook); died before 7 Feb 1757 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

    Thomas married Elizabeth. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Elizabeth
    Children:
    1. 6. Thomas Waite was born on 16 Sep 1716 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.