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Benjamin Bunnell

Male 1731 - 1770  (39 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Bunnell 
    Born 7 March 1731  Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 12 March 1731  First Church of Milford Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 5 November 1770  Derby, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Bunnell, Benjamin of Waterbury, late of Derby, d. Nov. 5, 1770 Derby Vital Records Vol. TM 1 Page 48 Barbour Index cards.

      The most recent compilation of the Bunnell Family provides the following information for Benjamin Bunnell. The Bunnell/Bonnell Family in America, second edition, Volume I revised and Volume 2; William Bunnell of Massachusetts Bay and New Haven Colonies, Compiled by William R. Austin, Heritage Books, 2007:
      Benjamin Bunnell 5 (Benjamin 4, Benjamin 4, Benjamin 4, William 1) was born 7 March 17 1731 at Milford, New Haven Co., CT. He was baptized 12 March 1731 in the Milford Congregational Church. He was married 10 October 1752 by Rev. Jonathan Lyman at Derby, New Haven, CT. to Ruth Smith, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Smith. She was born about 1737.
      Benjamin and Ruth were admitted to full communion in the Congregational church of Oxford, New Haven, Co. CT, on 5 April 1753. In June 1761 Benjamin advertised in the Connecticut Gazette offering a reward for the prehension of a runaway named Daniel Wording, aged about 35 years, who was apprenticed to him after he paided to save Wording from jail.
      Benjamin and his family became members of Episcopal Church in the parish of Oxford when it was established in 1764 by the labors of Rev. Richard Mansfield. On 22 December 1766 Joseph Davis, of Derby, in the parish of Oxford, granted to the parishioners of the Church of England in Oxford, a meeting=house lot of about five acres “to have and to hold to the said Abel Gunn, Benjamin Bunnell, and to all the rest of the professors of the Church of England, in said Oxford.”
      Benjamin died 5 November 1770 either at Waterbury (or Derby), New Haven County, Connecticut. His estate was probated in Waterbury in 1771. HIs widow Ruth served as administratrix, and she was appointed guardian of the children. Ruth appears in the 1800 census in Oxford, Connecticut, living alone. She died in Oxford at the of 72. [2]
    Person ID I78674  Schirado
    Last Modified 12 August 2018 

    Father Benjamin Bunnell,   b. 30 April 1704, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1762  (Age > 59 years) 
    Mother Mehitable Baldwin,   b. 25 February 1705, Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 February 1765, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 13 April 1726  Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Benj[ami]n Bunnell m. Mehetabeel Baldwin, Apr. 13, 1726, by Jon[a]th[an} Law
    Family ID F24784  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Ruth Smith,   b. say 1734, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1809, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 10 October 1752  Derby, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Benjamin Bunnel, Jr, m. Ruth Smith, both of Derby, married by Rev. Jonathan Lyman
    Children 
    +1. Charles Bunnell,   b. 19 January 1759, Derby, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 March 1838, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. Benjamin Bunnell,   b. 19 July 1763, Derby, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 September 1840, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Reuben Bunnell,   b. 24 December 1765, Derby, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 January 1853, Oxford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +4. Elizabeth Ann Bunnell,   b. 12 April 1771, Derby, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 August 1828, Wakeman, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Family ID F52793  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S287] (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1917).

    2. [S534] William R. Austin, (Heritage Books, 2007).

    3. [S312] Derby Vital Records.


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