Benedict Arnold V

Benedict Arnold V (1741 - 1801)

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General Benedict Arnold V
Born in Norwichtown, New London, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married in New Haven, CTmap
Husband of — married in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamap
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Died in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
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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."[1]

Early Life[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

Source: Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 Volume 084 Norwich


  • From the Papers of General George Washington is a very interesting letter from the General to Thomas Jefferson. Starting on about the third page of the letter, Washington reports the traitorous actions of Benedict Arnold and how they were discovered. A very interesting read from the Library of Congress.
  1. Wikipedia: Benedict Arnold
  2. Dunnack, H.E. (1920). The Maine Book, (pp.52-53). Augusta, ME.

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 14 Sep 2018 at 03:39 GMT Beryl Meehan wrote:

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.

On 9 Aug 2018 at 03:43 GMT Lisa Hazard wrote:

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?

On 14 Apr 2018 at 02:58 GMT Beryl Meehan wrote:

On 6 Apr 2017 at 01:40 GMT Roger Shipman wrote:

Surely Benedict Arnold V was the son of Benedict Arnold IV, not Benedict Arnold III? It makes sense, and it's documented that way...

On 12 Mar 2017 at 13:02 GMT Joan (Stone) Jakubowski wrote:

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.

On 6 Jun 2016 at 21:28 GMT Jimmy M. Sisson wrote:

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).

On 10 Sep 2014 at 12:52 GMT Matt Pryber wrote:

On 14 Jun 2014 at 04:55 GMT Bob Fields wrote:

Arnold-1028 and Arnold-410 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents and birth/death dates and locations. Should be PPP. Need to resolve if he is Benedict Arnold IV or V but it is the same person.

Benedict is 16 degrees from Walter Morrison, 25 degrees from Alison Wilkins and 14 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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