Benjamin Corssen

Male 1686 - 1740


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  • Name  Benjamin Corssen  [1
    Born  1686  Staten Island, Richmond Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  18 Sep 1740  Northampton Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Dutch Reformed Church of North and Southampton, Southampton, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The first Benjamin Corson was buried in the middle of the aisle of the old Reformed Dutch church, North and Southampton, near the Buck tavern in the latter township.
      !!THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA: CHAPTER XXI: NORTHAMPTON, 1722 from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time by W. W. H. Davis, A.M., 1876 and 1905* editions..
    Notes 
    • They lived on Staten Island until 1726, where it seems Benjamin was engaged as a farmer or yeoman. His mark for cattle, sheep, and horses was recorded in Richmond County, 10 Dec 1722.

      "Bengiman Corson his Mark for his Chattle & sheep & horses (horses crossed out). A half penny in the under Side of the left ear and for his horses branded with letters B.K. upon the Left Buttick."

      Benjamin Corssen and his wife, three children and atleast on stepchild, Blandina Janse van Woggelum, moved in the spring of 1726 to Bucks County, Pennsylvania from New York a 60-70 mile trip through the wilderness. They moved to a 250 acre farm which they had bought from Jeremiah Dungan and his wife Mary (North Hampton twp, one-half mile below the present Addisville). The deed was dated 19 May 1726. Benjamin brought his wife and son, Benjamin, who was about 7 years old at the time. Other Huguenot families settled in Northampton township. The settlers erected a small log building to serve as church and school house. The Corsons lived the remainder of their lives on the farm purchased from the Dungans.

      Benjamin deeded his property in Staten Island which he inherited from his father Cornelis Corson to his brother Jacob Corson. This deed was dated 24 March 1733.

      [The following is in error when it refers to the CORSSEN family as Huguenots]

      The Corsons, of this and other counties, are descended from Benjamin, son of Cornelius Courson, or Corssen, a Huguenot who left France in 1685 and settled on Staten Island. Benjamin Corson, a son, came to Northampton [Bucks*] county, 1726, and bought 250 acres of Jeremiah Dungan for 350 pounds, on the Middle road, just below Richborough, which was in the family one hundred years. The father died on Staten Island [in 1692-3, his will being probated Dec. 1, 1693.*] Benjamin brought with him to Bucks county his son Benjamin, born 1719 and died in 1774 at fifty-five. His wife was Mary Seidam (2) born 1721, died 1792, aged seventy-one. She and her husband were buried in the graveyard at Richboro. The first Benjamin Corson was buried in the middle of the aisle of the old Reformed Dutch church, North and Southampton, near the Buck tavern in the latter township. Benjamin Corson the second had eight children: Benjamin, grandfather of Doctor Hiram Corson, Plymouth, Montgomery county; Richard, father of Doctor Richard Corson, New Hope; Cornelius; Henry, grandfather of William Corson of Doylestown; John who died on the old homestead in 1823, married Charity Vansant and had two daughters, Jane and Mary; Abraham; Mary, who married Enoch Marple and left several children in Montgomery county; and Jeannette, who married John Krewson. Benjamin, eldest son of Benjamin the second, married Sarah Dungan, and had eleven sons and daughters who married into the families of Harvey, Bennet, Blaker and Morris. Of this family of eleven children all were living and in good health when the youngest was seventy fifty*] years of age. They were large, strong and healthy, but are now [1876] all dead. The family are numerous and scattered into various parts of the country. Alongside the Corsons in the old graveyard at Richborough, lie the remains of DuBois, Krewson, Larzelere and other Dutch and Huguenot settlers and their descendants.

      (2) The present spelling is Suydam.

      !THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA: CHAPTER XXI: NORTHAMPTON, 1722
      from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time by W. W. H. Davis, A.M.,
      1876 and 1905* editions..
    Person ID  I38114  Bryant
    Last Modified  29 Nov 2002 

    Father  Cornelis Corssen,   d. 1693, Staten Island, Richmond Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Marytje Jacobse VanDerGrift,   d. Sep 1698, Staten Island, Richmond Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Mar 1666  Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • "March 11, 1666, Cornelis Cortenszen, j.m. (young man not before married) van N. Breuckelen en Marrytje Jacobs van der Grift, j.d. (young maid not before married) van N. Yorke."
    Family ID  F2779  Group Sheet

    Family  Blandina Viele,   b. Abt 1688, Schenectady, Schenectady Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1740, Northampton Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1712  Staten Island, Richmond Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Cornelius Corssen,   b. Abt Apr 1714, Staten Island, Richmond Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1774, Northampton Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Maria Corssen,   d. Bef 1771, Northampton Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Benjamin Corssen,   b. Abt Jul 1718, Staten Island, Richmond Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1774, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2193  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1686 - Staten Island, Richmond Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1712 - Staten Island, Richmond Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Sep 1740 - Northampton Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Dutch Reformed Church of North and Southampton, Southampton, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S270] Jordan, Gen. Northern Penn., Jordan, John W., (Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York, 1913), p.439.

    2. [S328] Corson Families in America, Corson, Orville, (Author, Middletown, Ohio, 1939), 2:46.

    3. [S270] Jordan, Gen. Northern Penn., Jordan, John W., (Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York, 1913), p.1379.

    4. [S328] Corson Families in America, Corson, Orville, (Author, Middletown, Ohio, 1939), 2:42.

    5. [S328] Corson Families in America, Corson, Orville, (Author, Middletown, Ohio, 1939), 2:103.


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