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Ruth (Benton) Kingsbury (1756 - 1813)

Ruth Kingsbury formerly Benton
Born in Tolland, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 56 in Andover, Connecticutmap
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There were two Ruth Bentons born in Tolland, Connecticut at about the same time and listed in the town records:

  • Ruth the daughter of William Benton and Sarah Tyler born December 3, 1756.
  • Ruth the daughter of Josiah and Ruth b. April 15, 1756.

One of the Ruth Bentons married Joseph Kingsbury of Coventry (now Andover), Connecticut.

This profile is for Ruth, the daughter of William and Sarah.

A sister of Ruth, Abigail Benton married Roswell Wright. Sophia Kingsbury, who was Ruth's daughter, and Polly Wright, Abigail's step-daughter, wrote "Dear Cousin" letters. These letters seem to acknowledge the relationship between Ruth and Abigail as both daughters of William and Sarah (Tyler) Benton.

More evidence in the old family papers is correspondence between "Uncle Roswell Wright" and "Eber" Carpenter, who apparently was a son or grandson of Sarah, through her daughter Anna Burroughs Carpenter.

Finally, Polly Wright married step-cousin Harvey Kingsbury.[1]


  1. Dimock VR of Coventry
  • Source: Kingsbury, Fredrick John, LLD, and Mary Kingsbury Talcott, The Genealogy of the Descendants of Henry Kingsbury of Ipswich and Haverhill, Mass, Hartford Press: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company 1905. p. 267 (Possibly versions online)
  • Source: The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records - Stafford 1719-1850, Tolland 1715-1850, Compiled by Jan Tilton, General Editor Lorraine Cook White, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland 2002 (Paperback) p. 195
  • Source: Dimock, Susan Whitney, Births, Marriages, Baptisms and Deaths from the records of the Town and Churches in Coventry, Connecticut 1711-1844, New York: The Baker & Taylor Company, 1897 (online)
  • Personal knowledge of Becky Syphers of unpublished family papers.

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