Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v1p165


Volume 1, Page 165

    BENHAM, JOHN, Dorchester, prob. came in the Mary and John, 1630,
freem. 18 May 1631, had req. that privilege 19 Oct. bef. by first w. had
Joseph, and John; rem. 1640 to New Haven, and m. at Boston, as sec.
w. 16 Nov. 1659, or, as the rec. says, 1660 (perhaps erron.), Margery,
wid. of Thomas Alcock of Dedham, wh. d. in few weeks after reach.
New Haven, and he d. 1661. JOHN, New Haven, s. prob. elder of the
b. perhaps in Eng,. as he was adm. to take the o. of fidel. 1654,
m. 8 Mar. 1669, Mercy, d. of George Smith of the same, had John, perhaps,
as both John, and John jr. were proprs. at New Haven 1685, yet the latter
(unless s. of the sec. John by an earlier w.) may have been s. of his br.
Joseph. His first w. was wid. Sarah Wilson, m. 8 Feb. 1655, wh. d. 30
May 1667, by wh. he had John, b. 4 Nov. 1655, d. in few days; Sarah, 15
Sept. foll.; Mary, 10 Apr. 1660; Hannah, 8 Jan. 1662; and John, again,
15 Sept. 1664. By sec. w. he had Joseph, 9 June 1670. JOSEPH,
New Haven, prob. s. of the first John, sw. fidel. 1654, m. at Boston, 15
Jan. 1657, Winifred King, whose f. is not kn. was one of the first sett.
at Wallingford 1670. He had Mary, b. 18 Sept. 1657; Joseph, 25 May
1659; Joanna, 25 July 1662; and five more, wh. d. young.

    BENJAMIN, ABEL, Charlestown, youngest ch. of the first John, m. 6
Nov. 1671, Amity Myrick, perhaps d. of John, had John, Mary, and
Abigail, this last b. 26 Aug. 1680. All these are ment. in his will of 5
July 1710, and gr.s. John; beside his br. Joshua. ABEL, Watertown,
s. of the sec. John of the same, by w. Abigail had Abel, b. 1695, d.
young; Jonathan, 18 Feb. 1697; Abigail, 7 Sept. 1699; Caleb, 28 Jan.
1702; Ann, 21 Jan. 1704; Abel, again, 31 Mar. 1706; Rebecca, 11
Jan. 1708; Elizabeth Jan. 1711, d. soon; Elizabeth again, 3 July 1712, and
Mary, 8 Aug. 1714; and he d. 4 Mar. 1720. CALEB, Wethersfield or
Hartford, br. of the first Abel, d. 8 May 1684; leav. Mary, Abraham,
Sarah, John, Martha, Caleb, and ano. by one report, perhaps from the
pro. office; but from earlier rec. we find, that his ch. were seven,
Mary, b. 15 Sept. 1671; Abigail, 27 Apr. 1673; Sarah, 17 Feb. 1675;
John, 5 Nov. 1677; Samuel, 14 Feb. 1680; Martha, 19 Jan. 1681; and
Caleb, 1683. His w. to wh. admin. was giv. 4 Sept. 1684, was Mary, d.
of Samuel Hale of Wethersfield, and she, I presume, was mo. of these
ch. DANIEL, Watertown, s. of the sec. John of the same sw. fidel. Dec.
1677, m. 25 Mar. 1687, Elizabeth d. of Jonathan Brown of W. had Daniel, b.
15 Jan. 1688, d. soon; Daniel, again, 27 Dec. foll.; John, bapt. 23 Nov.
1690, d. young; Jonathan; Samuel, 30 Jan. 1696; Elizabeth 22 Mar. 1698;
Lydia, 8 Sept. 1699; Patience, 17 Oct. 1701; Mary, 21 Sept. 1705;
and John, again, 4 Aug. 1709; and d. 13 Sept. 1719. His wid. d. 8
Aug. 1740. JOHN, Watertown, came in the Lion, 16 Sept. 1632, to
Boston, and was made freem. 6 Nov. foll. and 20 May next yr. was
appoint. constable by the Gen. Ct. a propr. in Cambridge, rem. a. 1637,
to W. and d. advanced in yrs. (or at least old eno. to be excus. from milit.
train. eleven yrs. bef:) 14 June 1645, leav. wid. Abigail, and ch. of wh.
most were b. in Eng. and the exact order may be uncert. but John was
eldest s. b. a. 1620; Abigail, eldest d. while the next ch. Samuel was b.