Benjamin Wing's birth was recorded as 29d 9m 1748 [29 Nov 1748] by the Oblong monthly meeting in Dutchess County, New York. He was the son of Abraham and Anstes Wing. On 24d 12m 1766 [24 Dec 1766], he married Thankful Lockwood, daughter of Caleb and Mersey Lockwood, at Oblong.
Benjamin, his wife Thankful, and their children Hannah, Nehemiah, and Rachel were granted a certificate to the Oblong monthly meeting from the Easton monthly meeting on 10d 5m 1781 [10 May 1781]. They were received there on 6d 20m 1781 [20 Sep 1781] The family returned to the Easton monthly meeting 3 months later and were received there with an additional daughter, Sarah.
Benjamin was forced to quit his 250 acre farm he shared with Nehemiah Wing on lot 15 in Queensbury during the American Revolution. In 1789, he was discharged for paying all past and future quit-rent on the property.
On 2d 9m 1786 [20 Sep 1786], Benjamin witnessed the marriage of Josiah Varney and Lydia Brown at Queensbury, NY.
Benjamin met the property requirements to vote in the senatorial elections of 1786 in Queensbury, NY.
↑ Monthly meeting records, 1778-1950, Society of Friends. Easton Monthly Meeting (New York : Hicksite), page 16, image 20, image on FamilySearch.org.
↑ Holden, Austin Wells, A history of the town of Queensbury, in the state of New York, with biographical sketches of many of its distinguished men, and some account of the aborigines of northern New York, (Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1874), 505.
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