"As Governor, Benning Wentworth lined his pockets selling land grants in what is now Vermont - He scandalized Portsmouth's elite in 1760 when he surprised his dinner guests by marrying his maid, Martha Hilton, then and there is his dining room." - New England Historical Society
Bennington, Vermont -- town and county both -- are named in Governor Wentworth's honor
- Brewster, Charles. Rambles About Portsmouth (Lewis W. Brewster, Portsmouth, 1873) Page 101-6
- Wentworth, John: The Wentworth Genealogy, 2nd edn. (1878), 3 vols, page xxviii, Table L, page 286, (80).
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On 26 May 2015 at 18:07 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:
Benning is 16 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 10 degrees from Stephen Hopkins, 19 degrees from Ben Kingsley, 20 degrees from David Selman and 16 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.