Benedict Arnold V
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Benedict Arnold V (1741 - 1801)

General Benedict Arnold V
Born in Norwichtown, New London, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 11 Feb 1767 (to 1775) in New Haven, Connecticutmap
Husband of — married 8 Apr 1779 in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
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General Benedict Arnold V was a Loyalist in the American Revolution

Wikipedia -- "Benedict Arnold (14 Jan 1741 [O.S. 03 Jan 1740] – 14 Jun 1801) was a general during the American Revolutionary War who originally fought for the American Continental Army but defected to the British Army. While an American general, he obtained command of the fortifications at West Point, New York (future site of the U.S. Military Academy after 1802), overlooking the cliffs at the Hudson River (upriver from British- occupied New York City), and planned to surrender it to the British forces. After the plan was exposed in September 1780, he was commissioned into the British Army as a brigadier general."[1]

Monument at Freeman’s Farm.

Early Life

From The Maine Book[2]

“Benedict Arnold was born at Norwich, Connecticut, January 14, 1741. He came of good stock, being a great-grandson of Benedict Arnold, the second governor of the colony of Rhode Island.”
“As a youngster, Arnold ran away to serve in the French War of 1756,

but was promptly returned at the request of his parents. Arnold's mother's name was Hannah Waterman, and her family was worthy and influential. It was her interest, no doubt, which secured her son's apprenticeship to the trade of apothecary with her relatives, Drs. Daniel and Joshua Lothrop, both graduates of Yale College, and the leading importers of drugs in New England. Having served his apprenticeship, he made several voyages to the West Indies as super-cargo of a vessel in which he was interested, and then upon returning from a journey to London, he hung out his sign at New Haven: Arnold, druggist, bookseller, etc. From London."

“He had married, in New Haven, Miss Margaret Mansfield, the accomplished daughter of Samuel Mansfield, high-sheriff of the county, by whom he had three children. He was rather short in stature, thickset and very muscular, and of good figure. He had dark hair, light eyes, a florid complexion and features which might fairly be called handsome. He was an excellent horseman, no mean sailor, and a splendid shot with either rifle or pistol. His skill with the latter had stood him in good stead on the dueling-ground, and was destined to save his life once, at least, in close quarters on the battlefield.”


Benedict ARNOLD, s. Benedict, bp. Jan. 11, 1741. Norwich, New London, Connecticut[3]

BURIAL: St Mary's Churchyard, Battersea, London Borough of Wandsworth, Greater London, England


  1. Wikipedia: Benedict Arnold
  2. Dunnack, H.E. (1920). The Maine Book, (pp.52-53). Augusta, ME.
  3. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 Volume 084 Norwich

Find A Grave: Memorial #3595 accessed 3 June 2021

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posted by SJ Baty
Please do! You can go ahead and replace BSP with 1776.
posted by Traci Thiessen
Rob, I understand your confusion. There is something wrong with the profile for Benedict Arnold, III. His date of death is listed as 1761. Most Pedigree Resource File I find indicate that he married Patience Coggeshall on January 23, 1705, and marries secondly a woman named Mary, by whom he fathers a child in 1718. This birth record refers to Mary as a "widow of Benedict" indicating his death is prior to 1719.
posted by Janne (Shoults) Gorman
I am once again hopelessly lost trying to get all of the Benedict Arnolds lined up. If anyone has the information and the patience, it would be a great service to get this straightened out. The Wikipedia article, which I suspect is well researched, indicates that this BA is the son of the BA who was born in 1683, which I think is BA III Arnold-408, and Hannah Waterman King Waterman-84, who is shown as married to BA IV Arnold-6139. Is it possible that we have the wives of BA III and BA IV messed up?
posted by Rob Stafford Jr
New Book in 2018: "Turncoat, Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty" by Stephen Brumwell, Yale Univ Press, New Haven and London. 330 pps. Call #973.3 BRU.
posted by Beryl Meehan
I'm working on connecting my ancestor Ann Arnold to her parents Benedict Arnold and Patience Coggeshall. In trying to sort out all of the Benedicts I discovered that there may be one missing. Benedict Arnold 1719-1760 does not appear to have a WikiTree profile, and is listed here [1] as the father of Benedict Arnold V, which would make Benedict Arnold III his grandfather, not his father. Does that sound right?
posted by Lisa Hazard
Surely Benedict Arnold V was the son of Benedict Arnold IV, not Benedict Arnold III? It makes sense, and it's documented that way...
posted by Roger Shipman
Will of Benedict Arnold (Arnold-410), names his illegitimate son John Sage Arnold 14 Apr 1786 New Brunswick, Canada - 22 Oct 1831 Leeds, Ontario, Canada, married Sarah Brunson 31 Dec 1791 VT. - 9 Aug 1872 Leeds, Ont., Canada; their daughter Sarah Matilda Arnold 5 Jun 1828 - 24 Aug 1910 married Uriah Stone 11 Jan 1824 - 6 Mar 1882 (Lehigh Cemetery, Ontario, Canada), their son Dr. Henry Stone born Nov 1863 Frankville, Ontario, Canada married Isabella Walker 1864 Perth - 1936 Los Angeles, California.

Uriah1824; Levi1800, Truman1766; Berea1726; Josiah1685; William1642,William1608 (signer of "The Plantation Covenant1639, New Haven Colony").

The Family of William Stone, One of the first settlers of Guilford, Connecticut by Edward Perry Stone (1938). Gateway Press, Cortland, New York 1980, 178 pages, 11 generations, Book In Library of Congress

Private Files: The Family History & Genealogy of William Stone 1608-1683 & brother John Stone 1610-1686, with Allied Families; researched by Joan Mina Stone.

I have his parents as:

Benedict Arnold


Birth 1709 • Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island

Death 1761 • Norwich, New London County, Connecticut




Birth 28 SEPTEMBER 1708 • Norwich, New London County, Connecticut

Death 15 AUGUST 1759 • Norwich, conn

instead of Benedict Arnold III (Arnold-408).

Benedict Arnold III


Birth 28 AUGUST 1683 • Newport, Rhode Island

Death 02 FEBRUARY 1719 • Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island is the father of my Benedict Arnold (1709–1761).

posted by Jimmy M. Sisson