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Benjamin Wing (1760 - 1812)

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Benjamin Wing
Born in Smithfield, RImap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in White Creek, NYmap
Profile last modified 11 Apr 2019 | Created 27 Jan 2014
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Children: 1/ AVIS Born June 8 1787 Smithfield, died Jan 8 1847 Plainfield, Otsego, NY.

2/ DAVID Born Dec 22 1788 Smithfield, died Aug 15 1839 White Creek NY.

3/ CHARLES Born 1791 Smithfield, died March 21 1867.

4/ BENJAMIN Born Aug 9 1792 Smithfield Died March 27 1878 Truthville, Washington county, NY.

6/ GEORGE Born 1800, died Easton NY before 1850.

6/ SARAH Born Jan 15 1804 White Creek NY, died Sept 20 1831 Lincoln RI.

Benjamin owned quite a bit of land in Smithfield, some of it given to him by his father. Benjamin sold his land to his brother Jashub and moved to Charleton, MA in 1797 and then moved around to Northbridge, Hoosick (both in MA) and then to White Bridge, NY. He was a farmer. He died at age 52. His wife survived him by many years.

The 1790 census of Smithfield, RI includes one Benjamin with 3 men above 16, 4 boys under 16 and 4 women; Benjamin Wing Junior living next to Jabez Wing having 2 men above 16, 2 boys under 16 and 3 women. The first Benjamin was probably someone else as he was still in Smithfield in 1800. In Charlton City, Worcester County, MA in 1800 a Benj Wing had 8 people in his household: 1 man, 2 women, 4 boys and a girl. That would be our Benjamin. They must have had an older woman living with them. The 1810 census includes 2 Benjamin Wings living in Queensbury, Washington, NY - they were also there in 1820, after our Benjamin died. The Benjamin Wing in Cambridge, Washington, NY was probably ours. There were 5 males & 4 females in the house.

We can't find the marriage record of Benjamin and Sarah. Most of his siblings were married as Quakers, and some of their children were Quakers. Sarah's family, while originally Baptist, were also Quakers. It's likely they remained in the Quaker tradition as well.

There is more information about Benjamin that has been placed in the annals of the Wing family in the OWL, their yearly magazine since 1902. Because stories from these magazines have been abused by certain individuals, the Wing Society has asked that these stories not be shared on the internet unless they are shared in other published sources. The Owl article under sources includes some of these stories.


  • The Wing Family Genealogy by Raymond Wing as found at [1]
  • Birth: RI Friends book as found at [2]
  • The Owl, volumes 3 - 5, information on Benjamin and Sarah on page 166 as found at [3]
  • Account of his wife (he is mistakenly named Jabez) as found at [4]
  • "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 November 2018), Benjamin Wing Jr, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States; citing p. 215, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 10; FHL microfilm 568,150.
  • "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 November 2018), Benj Wing, Charlton City, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States; citing p. 337, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 16; FHL microfilm 205,617.
  • "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 November 2018), Benjamin Wing, Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States; citing p. 485, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 30; FHL microfilm 181,384.

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