Benjamin Parsons

27 February 1762–15 July 1812 (Age 50)
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Parsons was born on 27 February 1762, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Parson Sr., was 43 and his mother, Lydia Booth, was 32. He married Lydia Bement on 28 November 1788, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 15 July 1812, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Benjamin Parsons
Lydia Bement
Marriage: 28 November 1788
Benjamin Bement Parsons
Milla Parsons
Lydia Parsons
Elizabeth Parsons
Mary Parsons
Hannah Parsons
Achsah Parsons
Harvey Parsons
Minerva Parsons

Spouse and Children

28 November 1788
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


    Benjamin Bement Parsons


    Lydia Parsons


    Elizabeth Parsons


    Mary Parsons



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World Events (6)


Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 19

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Age 27

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, or a patronymic denoting the child of a parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun ( see Parson ).2 English: many early examples are found with prepositions (e.g. Ralph del Persones 1323 ); these are habitational names, with the omission of house, hence in effect occupational names for servants employed at the parson's house.3 Irish: usually of English origin (see above), but sometimes a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain, which is of Highland Scottish origin ( see McPherson ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Benjamin Parsons, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Benjamin Parsons, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Benjamin Parsons, "Find A Grave Index"

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