"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).
- Peirce, Col. Joshua. "A Record of Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Portsmouth, NH, from 1706 to 1742", The New England Historical & Genealogical Register (NEHGS, Boston, 1869) Vol. 23.
- Page 270: "Benning Wentworth ye son of ye Parents above was born ye 24th July 1696."
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On 26 May 2015 at 18:07 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:
Benning is 16 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 29 degrees from Ole Evinrude, 17 degrees from Abby Glann, 18 degrees from Charles Schulz and 16 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.