OBED(IAH) BENJAMIN^ (Obediah, Joseph, John) birth date unknown; the son of Obediah and Mary (Yarrington) Benjamin; bapt. March 9. 1729 at the North or Second Church of Preston, Conn, died May 17, 1816 in Gaspereau, Kings, Nova Scotia. He is buried in the Old Wolfville Cemetery, Highland Avenue, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
He m. 1) March 27, 1755 at First Cong. Church of Griswold, Conn, Mary Hurd (Herd). She was born about 1731 and died December 28, 1786 at Horton Township, King Co., Nova Scotia. He m.2) July 9, 1787 at Horton Deborah Strong. No data on her.
He and his family left Connecticut via New London in May 1760. Obadiah arrived at Horton's Landing on June 4, 1760 with his wife Mary Hurd and two sons Stephen and Caleb. They were part of the main 22-ship party of the New England Planters. He obtained one share (500 acres) of the original allotment of the Township of Horton. He established a grist mill and saw mill on the Gaspereau River, and appeared in the Horton poll tax rolls of 1770. By the time of his death was able to give a farm to each his four sons, Abel, Jacob, Stephen, and Caleb.
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On 4 Sep 2016 at 02:33 GMT Pam (Walsworth) McAllister wrote:
baptism in Griswold, New London CT 9 May 1728 or 11 July 1731 Griswold, New London CT Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection); Preston Vital Records Part II 1687-1850 death 17 May 1806 Horton Landing, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada
On 4 Sep 2016 at 02:18 GMT Pam (Walsworth) McAllister wrote:
Original data: Bailey, Frederic W. Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997 records can be purchased at: https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=1811-98&Event=death&ID=36999 (death and census) birth record-find a grave mentioned below andAncestry.com. Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002. Original data: Connecticut. Church Records Index. Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut.
On 4 Sep 2016 at 02:10 GMT Pam (Walsworth) McAllister wrote:
death was 17 May 1806 Horton Landing, Kings County, Nova Scotia -Canada Find A Grave Memorial# 136858459; biographical information in book: What Mean These Stones?:: The Restoration of the Old Horton-Wolfville Burying-ground by James Doyle Davison (for purchase at Amazon.com); Vital Statistics Division of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, compiler. “Death Registrations: 1864–1877; 1908–1960.” Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics. Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/Deaths.aspx); marriage-Source Information Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.
On 3 Sep 2016 at 10:52 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote: