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Benjamin Rumsey

Male Abt 1667 - 1732  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Rumsey  [1
    Born Abt 1667  Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Nov 1732  Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • ae. 65, g.s.
    Notes 
    • Born about 1667, d. at Westport, 3 Nov. 1732 ae. 65 (g. s.) ; was called Sergt. at bapt. of child 1709.
      He tn. (1) Hannah Morehouse, dau. of Samuel, who was called dec'd in 1698 when he receipted for her portion.
      He tn. (2) by 1696, Mary Hide, dau. of John, b. 26 July 1672. He m. (3) Susannah, widow of Nathaniel Burr, Jr., and dau. of Sergt Joseph Lockwood.
      He m. (4) abt. 1726, Rebecca, widow of John Allyn, and dau. of Richard Blackleach; she tn. (3) John Curtis, of Stratford.
      Adm'n granted, 5 Dec. 1732, to Rebecca and Benjamin Rumsey.
      Benjamin Rumsey, James Dickson and Hannah his wife, John Davice and Ann his wife, Lewis Macdonald and Sarah his wife, Salathiel Denmore and Ruth his wife, and Rebecca Rumsey (guardian to Abigail Rumsey), all of Fairfield, and all (except Rebecca) children of Benjamin Rumsey dec'd, made agreement 30 Dec. 1734. James Dickson, formerly of Fairfield, now living in Courtlandt, Westchester County, N. Y., conveyed with wife Hannah, 1740; and on 3 Oct. 1747 James Dickerson and wife Hannah of "Sciners Farm," Westchester County, conveyed to Ralph Isaacs of Norwalk, right to land from sister Abigail Rumsey of Stratford.
      Child [by first wife] :
      Hannah, b. [say 1693] ; in. (rec. Norwalk) 8 Dec. 1709, James Dickson.
      Children [by second wife}, bapt. at Fairfield:
      Joseph, bapt. 2 Nov. 1701, d. in 1726; adm'n granted, 7 Feb. 1725/6, to father Benjamin. Distribution, 22 Nov. 1726, to James Dixon in right of wife Hannah, John Davis in right of wife Ann, Sarah Rumsey, Ralph Isaacs in right of wife Mary, Benjamin Rumsey and Ruth Rumsey.
      Ann, bapt. 2 Nov. 1701, d. at Westport, 28 Feb. 1746; m. John Davis.
      Sarah, bapt. 2 Nov. 1701; m. Lewis MacDonald, of Fairfield.
      Mary, bapt. 30 Oct. 1703; in. (rec. Norwalk) 7 Mar. 1725/6, Ralph Isaacs.
      Benjamin, b. abt. 25 May 1707, d. at Westport, 12 Nov. 1781; Lt.; m. in 1729, Isabel Couch, dau. of Simon, b. 17 Sept. 1708, d. 7 Nov. 1754.
      Ruth, bapt 1 Aug. 1709; m. Salathiel Denmore.
      Child [by fourth wife]
      Abigail, b. prob. after 1726, d. at Stratford by 1747. [2]
    Person ID I40510  Mindrum
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2017 

    Father Robert Rumsey,   d. Bef 20 Nov 1712, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Rachel Frost,   b. Bef 1650 
    Family ID F27541  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Hannah Morehouse,   d. Bef 1698 
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F27604  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary Hide,   b. 26 Jul 1672 
    Married by 1696  [1
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F27605  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Susannah Lockwood,   d. Dec  
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F27606  Group Sheet

    Family 4 Rebecca Blackleach,   d. Dec  
    Married Abt 1726  [3
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F27607  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), p. I:511.

    2. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), pp. I:511-512.

    3. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930).