Benoni Benson

Male Abt 1689 - 1761


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  • Name  Benoni Benson 
    Born  Abt 1689  Hull, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  04 Nov 1761  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  Freeman Cemetery, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "The First White Settler in This Area."
      In the Benson Genealogy (1923), the author states that Benoni "and others were buried in a small ancient cemetery near Millville which has been destroyed in recent years. Most of the stones had no inscriptions, and all were field stones. His bore this inscription: "Here lies buried ye body of Benoni Benson, deceased November 4, 1761 in ye 72nd year of his age."
    Notes 
    • There were many Bensons at Mendon, Mass. Benoni Benson settled there about 1710. There was also an Isaac Benson who shared in the 8th division of lands in Mendon in 1756 and later in the 9th division.

      Benoni Benson built and lived on the Benson homestead at Chestnut Hill (Mendon) about 1721. He continued to live there for about 40 years, until his death in 1761. He had but two sons, Joseph and Benoni. To the former who married about 1737(sic) he made a deed of gift of the westerly part of his farm in 1734, on which he had previously erected a house, probably at the time of the son's marriage in 1731. He was succeeded in the occupation of the homestead by his son, Benoni, who had previously, and perhaps sometime after his father's death, lived at Millville, and owned the grist mill, and part of the saw mill at that place. He also kept a public house at Millville on the site of which the Buffum mansion was afterwards built, and continued to keep one at Chestnut Hill after his return to the old homestead.

      This individual and his wife Abigail are still remembered by the old inhabitants as landlord and landlady Benson.

      The landlord and his son John, after the marriage of the later, lived on the homestead together until the death of the father, after which time, John, or Deacon Benson, by which name he was best known, lived there till he died in 1819, when his son, Jared, known as Captain Jared, and later in life as Jared Benson, Esq., succeeded to the possession and occupied it till his death in 1854. Since then his son, Jared Benson, Jr., lived on the homestead till 1856, and then his son, Sylvanus H. Benson, who is the present occupant of a part of the same, lives in a stone house built on the south side of the road. The house on the north side of the road being the site of the ancient homestead, has been occupied by tenants since 1856 but belongs to Jared Benson, Esq., last above named, who has removed to Anoka, on the Mississippi River, 50 miles above St. Paul, Minn. [3]
    Person ID  I26648  Bryant
    Last Modified  8 Sep 2001 

    Father  Joseph Benson,   b. Abt 1640, Hingham, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1706, Hull, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah,   b. Abt 1642, Hull, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1689 
    Married  Abt 1669 
    Family ID  F1313  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Sarah Thayer,   b. 25 May 1691, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1739, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1711  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Joseph Benson,   b. 14 Oct 1712, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1786, Sturbridge, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah Benson,   b. 28 Jul 1715, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1763, Douglas, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Martha Benson,   b. 14 Apr 1718, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Susannah Benson,   b. 02 Aug 1721, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Benoni Benson,   b. 18 Jul 1724, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1806, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Abigail Benson,   b. 12 Aug 1731, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F490  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Prudence Smith,   b. 19 Jul 1691,   d. 20 Dec 1784, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  03 Sep 1739  Uxbridge, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID  F2250  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1689 - Hull, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1711 - Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 03 Sep 1739 - Uxbridge, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 04 Nov 1761 - Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Freeman Cemetery, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S155] Benson, Benson Genealogy, (1923).

    2. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Mendon;p.451.

    3. [S304] Jacob Benson, Pioneer, Benson, Arthur T., (A. V. Haight Company, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1915), p. 8.

    4. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 142:272.

    5. [S134] Aldrich, George Aldrich Genealogy, Aldrich, Alvin James, (Author, 1971), p.56.

    6. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 142:269-72.

    7. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Mendon:248 "in Uxbridge".


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