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Benjamin Hawley (1695 - 1767)

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Benjamin Hawley
Born in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1748 in Fairfield County, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died in Hawleyville, Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticutmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified 12 Jun 2019 | Created 13 Sep 2010
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Contents

Biography

Birth

1696 Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut

Marriage

18 FEB 1724/5

Death

8 MAY 1765 Hawleyville, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age: 68-69
8 MAY 1767 (Hawley, Find A Grave)
Age: 70-71

Burial

Trumbull, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Sources

  • "Soon after they were married (1724), Benjamin Hawley and his wife started on a journey into the wilderness, on horseback, he in the saddle and she on a pillion behind him. Near the close of the day the wife insisted that they must be at the end of the land, and that she would go no further, and there they ended the day's journey. Hence the place where they located was called "Land's End", and this name continued about one hundred years; then when the railroad was built the place was named Hawleyville, for Benjamin's descendants still lived there; and the school district is still called Land's End district, in Newtown, Ct. The locality was about twenty-five miles from where Benjamin and his wife started on their journey, and over thirty from Stratford."


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