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Lt. Benjamin Lyman

Male 1674 - 1723  (49 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Lt. Benjamin Lyman was born on 10 Aug 1674 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 14 Oct 1723 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Benjamin married Thankful Pomeroy on 27 Oct 1698. Thankful (daughter of Deacon Medad Pomeroy and Experience Woodward) was born on 31 May 1679 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 18 Sep 1773 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Hannah Lyman  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 Jul 1709; died in 1794.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Hannah Lyman Descendancy chart to this point (1.Benjamin1) was born on 14 Jul 1709; died in 1794.

    Hannah married Capt. Nathaniel Dwight on 2 Jan 1735. Nathaniel (son of Justice Nathaniel Dwight and Mehitable Partridge) was born on 20 Jun 1712; died on 30 Mar 1784 in Belchertown, Hamsphire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Capt. Justus Dwight  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Jan 1739; died on 27 Jul 1824 in Belchertown, Hamsphire, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Capt. Justus Dwight Descendancy chart to this point (2.Hannah2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 13 Jan 1739; died on 27 Jul 1824 in Belchertown, Hamsphire, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    From The History of the Descendants of John Dwight (citation details below):

    He was a farmer and town surveyor and "a man of means," residing at Belchertown, and of a decidedly religious turn of mind, and much given to theological speculation. He left behind him many essays on religious subjects. […]

    Capt. Justus Dwight was a tory of the negative sort. Although thinking that the hour for colonial revolution and independence must and should one day come, he did not feel that it had arrived when those around him shouted and thundered that it had. Although remaining at home, he hired another to represent him on the battle-fields of strife.

    Justus married Sarah Lamb on 19 Jan 1763. Sarah (daughter of Daniel Lamb and Martha Ashley) was born on 4 Sep 1736 in Wilbraham, Hampden, Massachusetts; died on 15 Feb 1832 in Belchertown, Hamsphire, Massachusetts; was buried in Dwight Cemetery, Belchertown, Hamsphire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Daniel Dwight  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Sep 1775; died on 5 Nov 1851 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Daniel Dwight Descendancy chart to this point (3.Justus3, 2.Hannah2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 7 Sep 1775; died on 5 Nov 1851 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Westmoreland,Cheshire, New Hampshire

    Notes:

    "He was a lawyer in Westmoreland, N.H., whence he removed in 1826 to Jacksonville, Ill. His last years he spent in Louisiana, and d. in Cincinnati, Nov. 5, 1851, aet. 76, when returning to the South." [The History of the Descendants of John Dwight, citation details below.]

    Daniel married Mary Dickinson Mattoon on 24 Dec 1809. Mary (daughter of Maj. Gen. Ebenezer Mattoon and Mary Dickinson) was born on 4 Apr 1780; died on 25 Feb 1842. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Martha Lyman Dwight  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 25 Dec 1824.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Martha Lyman Dwight Descendancy chart to this point (4.Daniel4, 3.Justus3, 2.Hannah2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 25 Dec 1824.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts

    Martha married Elizur Wolcott on 15 Jul 1846. Elizur (son of Elihu Wolcott and Rachel McClintock McClure) was born on 7 Aug 1817; died in Mar 1901 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Mary Mattoon Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 May 1863 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 22 Aug 1949 in Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Mary Mattoon Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (5.Martha5, 4.Daniel4, 3.Justus3, 2.Hannah2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 14 May 1863 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 22 Aug 1949 in Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Called in many sources May Matoon Wolcott. According to a letter from John Dyer-Bennet to his sister Miriam, 3 Dec 1975, her given name was actually Mary. She attended Wellesley as a member of the class of 1885, but did not graduate.

    Her ashes were interred with those of her father.

    Mary married Edward Bull Clapp on 22 Dec 1886 in Morgan, Illinois. Edward (son of Rev. Charles Wells Clapp and Jane Pray Bassett) was born on 14 Apr 1856 in Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 6 Feb 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Miriam Wolcott Clapp  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Nov 1890 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 30 May 1973 in Alameda, Alameda, California.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Miriam Wolcott ClappMiriam Wolcott Clapp Descendancy chart to this point (6.Mary6, 5.Martha5, 4.Daniel4, 3.Justus3, 2.Hannah2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 10 Nov 1890 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 30 May 1973 in Alameda, Alameda, California.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 10 Oct 1890, Illinois

    Miriam married Maj. Richard Stewart Dyer-Bennet on 17 Feb 1912 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England, and was divorced in 1955. Richard (son of Frederick Stewart Hotham Dyer and Adelaide Annie Taylor) was born on 6 Oct 1886 in The Lyons, Enville, Staffordshire, England; died in 1983. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Richard Dyer-Bennet  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Oct 1913 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England; died on 14 Dec 1991 in Monterey, Berkshire, Massachusetts.
    2. 9. John Dyer-Bennet  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Apr 1915; died on 19 Mar 2002.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Richard Dyer-Bennet Descendancy chart to this point (7.Miriam7, 6.Mary6, 5.Martha5, 4.Daniel4, 3.Justus3, 2.Hannah2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 6 Oct 1913 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England; died on 14 Dec 1991 in Monterey, Berkshire, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    From Britannica.com (accessed 11 Sep 2020):

    Richard Dyer-Bennet, (born October 6, 1913, Leicester, Leicestershire, England—died December 14, 1991, Monterey, Massachusetts, U.S.), British-born American tenor and guitarist who helped to revive the popularity of folk music through his concert performances, recordings, compositions, and teaching.

    Though born in England, Dyer-Bennet grew up in Canada and California and attended the University of California at Berkeley (1932–35), where he studied English and music. (He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1935.) After visiting Swedish folklorist Sven Scholander in 1935, Dyer-Bennet adopted Scholander's trinity of song interpretation—poetry, melody, and lute accompaniment. In 1944, though, he switched to the Spanish guitar and gave the first of what would become annual solo concerts at New York City's Town Hall; the impresario Sol Hurok signed him for national and foreign tours for many years. He gained a cult following with his approximately 800 songs (including about 100 of his own composition) that ranged through British and French ballads, European medieval songs, Swedish shepherd tunes, and American cowboy songs. Curiously, though identified as a folk singer, he preferred the label minstrel or troubadour.

    Dyer-Bennet stopped giving concerts after a stroke in 1972 limited use of his left hand. From 1970 to 1983 he taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.


  2. 9.  John Dyer-BennetJohn Dyer-Bennet Descendancy chart to this point (7.Miriam7, 6.Mary6, 5.Martha5, 4.Daniel4, 3.Justus3, 2.Hannah2, 1.Benjamin1) was born on 17 Apr 1915; died on 19 Mar 2002.

    John married Mary Abby Randall on 14 Jun 1951 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California. Mary (daughter of George Burdett Randall and Hester Worth) was born on 24 Nov 1923 in Los Angeles, California; died in 2012. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. David Dyer-Bennet  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1954.