Benjamin Worden

20 January 1771–
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Worden was born on 20 January 1771, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Benjamin Worden, was 47 and his mother, Thankful Edwards, was 49.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Worden
1723–1776
Thankful Edwards
1721–
Amos Worden
1738–1783
Thomas Worden
1748–
Sarah Warden
1745–
Peleg Warden
1747–
Isaac Worden
1750–1781
Phebe Warden
1752–
Thankful Worden
1753–
Asa Warden
1755–
Hendrick Warden
1757–
Mary Warden
1764–1859
James Denison Worden
1766–
Susannah Worden
1768–
Benjamin Worden
1771–
Appleton Warden
1773–1859

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 5

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 5

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 10

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.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from a place near Chorley. Early forms consistently show the first syllable as Wer-, and the name is probably derived from Old English wer ‘weir’ + denu ‘valley’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Benjamin Worden, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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