Elijah Bennet SILL: Birth: 2 OCT 1757.
Title: Vital Records of Lyme, Conn., Transcribed by Verne Hall & Elizabeth Plimpton (Pub. by The American Revolution Bicentennial Comm. of Lyme, CT, 1976)
Title: Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut, Vol. III (NY: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1911)
Title: Sill, George Griswold, Sill Family Genealogy.. Descendants of John Sill who settle in Cambridge, Mass. in 1637 (Albany: Munsell & Rowland, 1859)
Title: Kathryn Downs Wolff, "Descendants of Abraham Bennett and his wife Christian Botsford of Newtown, Connecticut," , .
Title: Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records
Note: orn in Lyme, Silltown, November 8, 1724. He married Dorcas Bennett of Newtown, Connecticut. About 1733 his parents had moved to North Parish, now called Hamburg Society (1896) in Lyme. He was graduated from Yale, B.A. 1748, M.A. 1751. He studied theology and in June of 1751 received a call to settle as pastor of the North Society of New Fairfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, since 1803 the town of Sherman. Here he was ordained October 16, 1751. As the parish was thinly populated and poor, he was "dismissed" with the concurrence of the Consociation, on account of difficulties respecting salary, October 5, 1779. A year or two later he moved to Dorset, Vermont, in Bennington County, where he succeeded in organizing a Congregation Church over which he was installed September 22, 1784. He was "dismissed" from this charge when he removed to New York State, where he preached for a brief period to the settlers of Greenfield and Mill Town, now Milton, near Saratoga Springs. He moved again, about 1790 to Chenango, in what is now Broome County. Later he preached to in Otsego County, in what was soon organized as the township of Burlington, where he died in 1792, at the age of 68. Buried near the church at the green. From the Jenkins Book
Note: Elijah Sill, the sixth son of Joseph, who had married Phebe Lord, was b
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