"Benoni Hodsdon, bapt. in Hingham, Mass., Dec. 5, 1647 (after the death of his mother). Moved with his father to Boston and later to Kittery, Me., where he m. Abigail, dau. of Thomas Curtis of Scituate, Mass., and York, Me. He lived first at Quamphegon, near Salmon Falls, N.H., where his house was burned by the Indians, Oct. 16, 1675, and a number of the inhabitants slain. He was given the homestead at Birchen Point, Kittery, by his father Oct. 22, 1678. He was a prominent man in Kittery (now Berwick, Me.,); selectman in 1692 and 1694; was also an influential member of the church, and one of the committee to locate the meeting house in 1701, also representative in 1718. Benoni sold his homestead Mar. 2, 1713, to his son Thomas, he to pay his brothers and sisters a certain sum as their share of their father's estate. He d. in 1718, and administration of his estate was granted to his widow, May 15, 1718.
Children: Joseph, Samuel, Thomas, Hannah, Abigail, John, Esther, Elizabeth. 
- ↑ Genealogy of the descendants of Nicholas Hodsdon-Hodgdon of Hingham, Mass., and Kittery, Maine. 1635-1904. Andrew Jackson Hodgdon. Ed. by Almira Larkin White; 1904; Press of Nichols, "the printer"; Haverhill, Mass
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