Benjamin Parsons

Male27 February 1762–15 July 1812

Brief Life History 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 Colony, British Colonial America.

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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

Sources (3)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1788Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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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

    English: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun (see Parson ).

    English: many early examples are found with the 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.

    English: post-medieval variant of Parson , with excrescent -s. Alternatively, Parson may be a shortened form of Parsons.

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

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