Benson

Name origin: Ben's-son, the son of Benjamin. this large and ancient family identified with Masham, Engl, as early as 1300.

John Benson

b.1582 Caversham, Oxford, England; s/o parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Benson b.1608 d.Jan. 13, 1678

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John Benson

b.1608 Caversham, Oxford, England; s/o John Benson
d.Jan. 13, 1678 Hull, MA
m.abt.1586; Mary or Marah Williams
b.Oct. 12, 1606 Caversham, Oxford, England; d/o Robert and Agnes (Atkins) Williams
d.Dec. 14, 1681 Hull, Plymouth, MA

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Benson b.1634 d.March 10, 1711
  2. Mary Benson b.1637 England Chr. Nov. 3, 1644 Hingham, MA d.Jan. 2, 1706
  3. Martha Benson b.and chr'd. Nov. 3, 1644 Hingham, MA
  4. Abigail Benson b.1646 Hingham, MA d.Apr. 16, 1678 MA

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: John, b.Caversham, Oxfordshire, Eng., came to Hingham, Mass., 1638.

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John Benson

b.1634 Caversham, Devon, England; s/o John Benson and Mary Williams
d.March 10, 1711 Hull, MA (or may be his son's date of death?)
m.abt.1662 prob.Hull, MA; Elizabeth Marsh
b.May 8, 1638 of Hull, MA; d/o John and Susanna (Skelton) Marsh
d.Feb. 26, 1704 MA

CHILDREN (all born Hull, MA) included:

  1. John Benson b.1663
  2. Joseph Benson b.1667 d.July 9, 1737
  3. Isaac Benson b.1669 Hull, MA d.June 22, 1762 Gloucester, RI
  4. Jacob Benson b.1671
  5. Hannah Benson b.1672
  6. William Benson b.1680
  7. Martha Benson b.1683

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John Benson

b.1663 Hull, MA; s/o John Benson and Elizabeth Marsh
m.Sept. 1688 Sandwich, MA; Elizabeth Briggs
b.Apr. 3, 1665 Sandwich, MA; d/o Samuel and Elizabeth (Ellis) Briggs

CHILDREN (all born Rochester, MA) included:

  1. Mary Benson b.March 10, 1689 pprob.d.y.
  2. Mary Benson b.July 15, 1690
  3. Ebenezer Benson b.March 16, 1693
  4. John Benson b.June 10, 1695
  5. Benjamin Benson b.March 16, 1697 d.Aug. 27, 1710
  6. Joseph Benson b.March 16, 1697
  7. Bennett Benson b.Sept. 10, 1698
  8. Martha Benson b.March 3, 1703
  9. Joshua Benson b.Jan. 29, 1704
  10. Caleb Benson b.Jan. 29, 1704
  11. Samuel Benson b.March 22, 1707

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Samuel Benson

b.March 22, 1707 Rochester, MA; s/o John Benson and Elizabeth Briggs
m.Nov. 21, 1728 Plypton, MA; Keziah Barrows
b.abt.1706/1712 Middleboro, MA; d/o of George and Patience (Simmonds) Barrows

CHILDREN included:

  1. Consider Benson b.Apr. 16, 1730 Wareham, MA d.Jan. 16, 1802
  2. Patience Benson b.June 27, 1732 Middleboro, MA
  3. John Benson b.Aug. 23, 1734 Middleboro, MA
  4. Jemina Benson b.May 7, 1739 Middleboro, MA
  5. Lydia Benson b.May 7, 1739 Middleboro, MA
  6. Faith Benson b.Aug. 31, 1744 Middleboro, MA
  7. Hope Benson b.Sept. 1, 1746 Middleboro, MA

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Consider Benson

b.April 16, 1730 Wareham, MA; s/o Samuel Benson and Keziah Barrows
d.Jan. 16, 1802 Middleboro, MA
m.Dec. 23, 1751 Middleboro, MA; Elizabeth Washburn
b.March 9, 1732 Plymouth, MA; d/o Ephraim and Mary (POLLAND) Washburn

CHILDREN (all born Middleboro, MA) included:

  1. Asa Benson b.March 7, 1754
  2. William Benson b.June 4, 1756
  3. Patience Benson b.March 2, 1758
  4. Molly (Mary) Benson b.Apr. 17, 1760
  5. Samuel Benson b.June 17, 1762
  6. Consider Benson b.Sept. 4/5, 1764
  7. Peleg Benson, medical doctor, b.Dec. 14 or 18, 1766 d.1848 m.Sally Page d/o Simon Page
  8. Elizabeth Benson b.March 23, 1769
  9. Abashai Benson b.March 23, 1771
  10. John Benson b.Oct. 27, 1773
  11. Ebenezer Benson b.Dec. 1, 1776

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Samuel Benson

b.July 17, 1762 Middleboro, MA; s/o Consider Benson and Elizabeth Washburn
m.Nov. 17, 1785 Middleboro, MA; Rebeckah Hunt
b.Jan. 10, 1767 Dorchester, MA; d/o Asa and Rebeckah Hunt

CHILDREN included:

  1. Asa Hunt Benson b.Apr. 9, 1786 Middleboro, MA
  2. Abishai Benson b.Aug. 7, 1787 Middleboro, MA
  3. William Benson b.July 14, 1789 Middleboro,MA
  4. Rebecca Hunt Benson b.June 7, 1791 Middleboro, MA
  5. Susannah (Susan) Benson b.Jan. 4, 1795 Carmel, ME
  6. Samuel Benson b.June 26, 1796 Carmel, ME
  7. Pamela Benson b.Aug. 1, 1798 Carmel, ME m.Robert Fields
  8. Joseph Benson b.Feb. 1, 1801 Carmel, ME
  9. Sally Benson b.Oct. 10, 1803 Carmel, ME
  10. Peleg Benson b.Sept. 8, 1805 Carmel, ME
  11. Betsy Benson b.June 28, 1807 Carmel, ME
  12. John Benson b.March 2, 1809 Carmel, ME

NOTE: From the Bangor Daily News, June 14, 2004, page C-P, Family Ties: 3269. BENSON-HUNT-FIELDS-KNIGHT-PHILBRICK-SEWELL-CYR-KELLY An umbilical or M-line or strictly maternal line is a daughter's daughter's daughter's daughter's line, etc. ending in a daughter or son. Seeking m-line descents from Samuel Benson b.1762, Mass., and his wife, Rebecca (Hunt) Benson, b.1767, who are buried in Carmel, Maine. The purpose is to obtain an inner-cheek swab for an mtDNA test to prove an M-line that goes back through Gloucester, Mass., then Cambridge, Mass., to "Goody" Elizabeth Kendall, b. abt. 1600, who md. 1) Samuel Holley and 2) John Kendall. (See the Essex Genealogist, May 2004, vol. 24, p.70.) Any M-line descendants of the following would qualify:

Write Thomas Roderick, 19 Seely Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 or roderick@acadia.net

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