Note: 1633, September 16: Joseph, a son of John and Abigail (Eddy) Benjamin was born at Newtowne Settlement, Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was the first child to be born in New England. "The Genealogy of Park Benjamin" by Merle M. Hoover; p. 14; The Columbia University Press; New York City, New York; 1948 (HeritageQuest) 1670c: He settled in Yarmouth, Massachusetts on a farm near the meadows on the north of the Miller farm. 1680c: He exchanged his farm in Yarmouth for that of Joseph Gorman in Barnstable. 1686, October 30: He sold owned an estate in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He removed to New London, Connecticut. 1704c: Joseph Benjamin died at New London, Connecticut. "The Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families" by Amos Otis; p. 143; F. B. and F. P. Goss, printers; Barnstable, Massachusetts: 1888-90 (HeritageQuest) 1709, January 3: " . . . house of Joseph Benjamen of sd Preston . . . to Pachauge River . . . to John Brouns . . . Isaac Averell . . . Thomas Averill and James Tiler . . . Land of Isaack Wheler of Stonington . . . Chestnut Hill . . . James Pare and Isaack Averill and James Tiler inserted that ye highway should cross their land at the place where it is Laid out. Layd out by us Caleb Fobes, Ebenezer Witter, Thomas Stanton. This highway entered June 5, 1710. "Preston, Connecticut Deeds, 1687-1736" II:269 (FHL Film #5381 CT; New London: Preston Deed Books, 1-3 (1687-1722) Additional Resources: 1) "New England Marriages Prior to 1700" compiled by Clarence Almon Torrey; p. 62; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1985 (974.0 NEa/Marriage SCGS) (Randall Library) 2) "Family Memorials: Genealogies of the families and descendants of the early settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston; to which is appended the early history of the town" by Henry Bond; Little, Brown & Company; 1855 (974.402 W31B ACPL)
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