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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Benjamin Bissell
Esther Benton
Marriage: 21 February 1779
Rebecca Bissell
Anna Bissell
Nathaniel Bissell
Benjamin Bissell
Eunice Bissell
Abigail Bissell
Rachel Bissel
Dotha Bissell
Herman Bissell
Amos Bissell
Julia Bissell

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


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World Events (6)


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.

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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