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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."
“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
Source: Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 Volume 084 Norwich
MY STORY: Memoirs of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge 25 Nov. 1753-7 Mar. 1838, Benedict Arnold 1741-1801, Hanging of Major Andre, General Pulaski, Col. Ethan Allen, Remember Baker, Enoch Crosby Sgt. of the Guard, Rev. William Leete Stone I 1759-1843, Pvt. Jonathan Benton 1746-1839, Death of Azariah Benton on "The Jersey", Death of Jemima Barrows, Thomas Stone 1755-1843 & wife Mary Parmelee 1761-1842; Sugar House Prison; "The Jersey" British Ship holding prisoners of war Revolution, Row Galleys "Spitfire" & "George Washington". These are the major players in my story, supplemented by many more names, some Loyalists, some Patriots. Their history seems to be forgotten, soon, will be remembered when new interest is generated. It will be eye opening or those willing to search these names and link the story. Joan Mina Stone
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On 6 Apr 2017 at 01:40 GMT Roger Shipman wrote:
On 12 Mar 2017 at 13:02 GMT Joan (Stone) Jakubowski wrote:
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.
On 6 Jun 2016 at 21:28 GMT Jimmy M. Sisson wrote:
Birth 1709 • Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island
Death 1761 • Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
Hannah (WATERMAN) KING
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).
On 10 Sep 2014 at 12:52 GMT Matt Pryber wrote:
On 14 Jun 2014 at 04:55 GMT Bob Fields wrote:
Benedict is 14 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 17 degrees from Cindy Lesure, 18 degrees from Bonnie Thornton and 14 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.