Benjamin Corssen

Male Abt 1718 - 1774


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  • Name  Benjamin Corssen 
    Born  Abt Jul 1718  Staten Island, Richmond Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  19 Mar 1774  Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Richborough, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 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  I38270  Bryant
    Last Modified  18 Aug 2002 

    Father  Benjamin Corssen,   b. 1686, Staten Island, Richmond Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1740, Northampton Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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  [1
    Family ID  F2193  Group Sheet

    Family  Marijke Suydam,   b. 1721,   d. 1792, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  02 Mar 1742  Dutch Reformed Church of North and Southampton, Churchville, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID  F2791  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Jul 1718 - Staten Island, Richmond Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 Mar 1742 - Dutch Reformed Church of North and Southampton, Churchville, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Mar 1774 - Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Richborough, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S328] Corson Families in America, Corson, Orville, (Author, Middletown, Ohio, 1939), 2:103.

    2. [S270] Jordan, Gen. Northern Penn., Jordan, John W., (Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York, 1913), p.439.


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