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Benjamin Soule (1802 - 1865)

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Benjamin Soule
Born in Westerlo, Albany, New York, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died in Tapleytown, Wentworth, Ontariomap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Mar 2011
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Categories: Tapleytown Cemetery, Tapleytown, Ontario.




Name: Benjamin /Soule/
Given Name: Benjamin
Surname: Soule
Source: #S122
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Quality or Certainty of Data: 3


Date: 7 Sep 1802
Place: Westerlo, Albany, New York, USA
Source: #S122


Date: 23 Jul 1865
Place: Tapleytown, Canada
Source: #S122


Note: #NI1590833580

Benjamin Soule, with his wife, Mary Elizabeth Green, owned a very considerable tract of land at Tapleytown, Canada, and lived in quite an imposing style of house for his time and day. It was very large and roomy, with the necessary adjunct of an enormous fireplace armed with a long iron crane, on which various sizes and forms of cooking utensils were suspended from pothooks and trammels. There was a large oven in the yard in which the bread for the large family, and for the assembly of retainers incident to such a primitive establishment, was baked.

The parlor in this great farm house was very capacious; according to the standard of those times finely furnished with articles hand made and carved or imported. There were large sleeping apartments with their stately four posted beds in which the members of the family found rest. The women in the Soule family were expert handlers of wool and ingenious weavers, and coverlets fabricated by them of beautiful patterns, are still preserved among the descendants as treasures of almost priceless value.

This manor house was surrounded by a large yard enclosed with a picket fence, and within this green parquet there were cultivated plenty of the old fashioned flowers such as pinks, roses, and hollyhocks.

Benjamin Soule was a man of considerable wealth for his time and a leader in the life of the community. He took an active part in politics, though he was not ambitious for prefermen. In 1850 he became a Councellor of the Twp., of Saltfleet, Wentworth Co.,. This was the first organization of the municipal council.

He was a man of sufficient means and landed estate to give each of his sons a relatively large and well equipped farm. The farm house at Tapley town is still standing near the several large barns. This rural seat was a fine outstanding residence and although built of wood, was somewhat stately and pretentious. The lands surrounding the house are gently rolling and the landscape very attractive. This country, when the Soules entered upon this grant, was marvelously well wooded. The growth was primarily oak, hickory and pine.


Benjamin is a descendant of George Soule (1) -- Mayflower passenger


  1. [Ridlon, Rev. G.T., Sr., The History, Genealogy and Biography of the Families, names Soule, Soulis, etc. with other forms of spelling from the Eighth Century to the present, etc., 1926.]


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On 21 May 2018 at 14:41 GMT Sue Hall wrote:

Soules-173 and Soule-150 appear to represent the same person because: same name, dates, parents

Benjamin is 24 degrees from Sharon Caldwell, 17 degrees from Burl Ives and 19 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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