Benjamin Edson

1759–1830 (Age 70)
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Edson was born on 5 October 1759, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jacob Edson Sr, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Betty Packard, was 19. He married Sarah Goodspeed in 1784. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 4 August 1830, in Wilbraham, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 70.

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Benjamin Edson
Sarah Goodspeed
Marriage: 1784
Alpha Edson
Sally Edson
Silvia Edson
Benjamin Edson
Asa Edson
Polly Edson
Merrick Edson
Cyrus Edson

Spouse & Children



  • Alpha Edson


  • Sally Edson


  • Female1789–1862Female

  • Benjamin Edson


  • Asa Edson


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+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 17

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

Age 17

"""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 · The First Constitution

Age 22

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic or metronymic from Eade .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Edson in entry for Merrick Edson, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Benjamin Edson in entry for Benjamin Edson, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Benjamin Edson in entry for Cyrus Edson, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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