Benjamin Bissell

15 January 1754–28 February 1825 (Age 71)
Litchfield, Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Bissell was born on 15 January 1754, in Litchfield, Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Zebulon Bissell, was 31 and his mother, Abigail Smith, was 23. He married Esther Benton on 21 February 1779, in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 28 February 1825, in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in West Cemetery, Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Bissell
1754–1825
Esther Benton
1758–1840
Marriage: 21 February 1779
Rebecca Bissell
1782–1834
Anna Bissell
1784–1845
Nathaniel Bissell
1786–1872
Benjamin Bissell
1788–1849
Eunice Bissell
1790–1877
Abigail Bissell
1792–
Rachel Bissel
1793–1875
Dotha Bissell
1795–
Herman Bissell
1797–1867
Amos Bissell
1798–1888
Julia Bissell
1801–1876

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 February 1779
Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 22

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

Age 27

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.
1791

Age 37

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English buyscel, busshell, bysshell ‘bushel’, ‘measure of grain’ (Old French boissel, buissel, of Gaulish origin), hence a metonymic occupational name for a grain merchant or factor, one who measured grain. The name may also have been applied to a maker of vessels designed to hold or measure out a bushel.2 English: from a diminutive of Biss .3 Respelling of German Biesel, a habitational name from Bisel in Alsace.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Bissell in entry for Esther Benton, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Benjamin Bissell in entry for Mary Caroline Bissell Porter, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Benj Bissell in entry for Francis L Bissell, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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