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Benajah Bushnell (1681 - 1762)

Deacon Benajah Bushnell
Born in Norwich, New London, Connecticut Colonymap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married 24 Nov 1709 in Norwich, Connecticutmap
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Died at age 80 in Norwich, Connecticutmap
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Benajah Bushnell was born in 1681. He passed away in 1751.

His will is dated 30 October 1761 and proved on 19 February 1762 in Norwich. He mentions his wife Zerviah, his sons, Benajah (his sons, Benajah, and Jehalel), and his daughters, Zerviah Holden, wife of Phinehas Holden, and Elizabeth, wife of Isaac Tracey. His date of death, 27 January 1762 is recorded in the heading of his inventory which was completed on 23 February 1762 in Norwich.[1]


  1. Probate records v. 3-4 1761-1773, database with images, FamilySearch (  : 25 September 2022), FHL microfilm 007627367, Images 96-99, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, Vol 3, Pages 179-184.
  • Smith, R. D., Francis Bushnell of Guilford, Conn. and His Descendants, NEHGR (NEHGS, Boston, 1899) Vol. 53, Page 212.
  • Published Vital Records of Norwich, Connecticut (Online as a Google Book) for the marriage and death.
  • Perkins, Mary E., Old Houses of the Ancient Town of Norwich, Norwich Connecticut, 1895.
  • Article in American Ancestors Magazine Vol. 13, published in August, 2012, (available on NEHGR website, premium required)

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Becky and Ralph, any need to keep this project-protected? If so, we need to find a project to co-manage it. (There is a connecticut project)
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Bushnell-291 and Bushnell-2 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge with this profile that has no manager
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