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Benjamin Armstrong

Male - 1718


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  • Name Benjamin Armstrong  [1, 2
    Born of Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 5 Nov 1717 and 10 Jan 1718  [4, 5, 6
    Alternate death 10 Jan 1718  [6
    Alternate death 10 Jan 1719  Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I3001  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of LMH, Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2021 

    Father Jonathan Armstrong,   b. of Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Martha,   d. 15 Dec 1709, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1669  Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachael 
    Married Bef 1674  Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
    +1. John Armstrong,   b. 5 Dec 1678, Norwichtown, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1749, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +2. Joseph Armstrong,   b. 10 Dec 1684, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1749, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F5818  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • One of the first planters of Windham, Connecticut, and also a patentee of Mansfield in 1703.

      Common ancestors of TNH and of PNH's sister-in-law Laura (Wightman) Hayden:

      Benjamin Armstrong (d. ~1717) = Rachael
      John Armstrong (1678-1749) = Ann Worth (1791-1757)
      Anna Armstrong (1717-1782) = Noah Woodard (1718-1792)
      Noah Woodard (1744-1834) = Nancy Torrance (1747-1806)
      Abiram Woodard (1766-1866) = Dinah Green (1783-1850)
      Martha Woodard (1806-1878) = William Wightman (1796-1877)
      Monroe Alphonso Wightman (1848-1910) = Sarah S. Chisman (1848-1918)
      Frank Logan Wightman (1887-1959) = Iva Faye Covington (1894-1985)
      John Stephen Wightman (1918-1990) = Alise Emma Evans (1918-1995)
      Robert Alan Wightman (1941-2007) = Joyce Ann Marie Dixon (1941-1997)
      Laura Marie Wightman (1962- ) = Benjamin Titus Hayden (1962- )

  • Sources 
    1. [S166] Vital Records of Norwich, Connecticut, 1659-1848, database at AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007.

    2. [S180] Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906, on familysearch.org., record of the birth of his son John.

    3. [S765] Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America by Henry Whittemore. New York: 1898.

    4. [S4164] Woolson-Fenno Ancestry and Allied Lines by Lula May (Febbo) Woolson and Charles Amasa Woolson. Boston: T. R. Marvin, 1907.

    5. [S6065] Chronicles of the Armstrongs by James Lewis Armstrong. Jamaica, Queens, New York: Marion Press, 1902.

    6. [S468] A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England by James Savage. Boston: Little, Brown, 1860-64.

    7. [S719] Hyde Genealogy; or the Descendants, in the Female as Well as in the Male Lines, from William Hyde of Norwich by Rueben H. Walworth. Albany, New York: J. Munsell, 1864.

    8. [S2203] New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence A. Torrey. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015., no name given for Jonathan Armstrong's wife.

    9. [S2203] New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence A. Torrey. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.