Happy Birthday Jerusha Bennett

Jerusha Bennett (circa 1811 – 1849)

Happy Birthday Jerusha! We know you had a birthday sometime. We just don’t know the day or exact year of your birth. So, today is your day to be remembered despite the lack of records to tell us the exact dates.

Jerusha Bennett was born about 1811 in New York as the third child of John Bennett and Sarah “Sally” Rockwell. She had eight siblings, namely: Milla Atwood, Comfort, Deborah, Thomas, Josiah, Hannah, Elias, and Miles Covell. The oldest sister, Milla, was a half-sister. Their shared mother, Sally Rockwell, had been married to Benjamin … Continue reading

Happy Baptism Anniversary Samuel Camfield

Samuel Camfield (1645-1690)

Baptism

Samuel Camfield was born about Oct 1645 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut as the first child of Matthew Camfield and Sarah Treat. He had eight siblings, namely: Sarah, Ebenezer, Matthew, Hannah, Rachel, Jonathan, Ruth, and Mary. Samuel Camfield was baptized on 19 Oct 1645 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. The surname, Camfield, has also been written Canfield, Campfield, or Campphield. The book, A History of Thomas Canfield and of Matthew Camfield with a Genealogy of their Descendants in New Jersey, lists thirty different spellings for the name in America.

We don’t know the exact date of Samuel’s … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Silence Hickock

Silence Hickock (1713-1795)

Silence Hickock was born on 19 Sep 1713 in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut as the tenth and youngest child of Samuel Hickock and Elizabeth Plumb. She had nine siblings, namely: daughter, Ebenezer, Samuel, John, Hannah, Elizabeth, son, Gideon, and Sarah. Two of her siblings, a unnamed sister and an unnamed brother, died at birth.

The Hickock surname has been spelled a variety of ways such as Hickock, Hickocks, Hicox, and, in the case of Silence’s famous 2nd cousin 4x removed “Wild Bill,” it can be spelled Hickok.

When she was 23, Silence married Abraham … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Abraham Bennett Sr.

Warwick Tax Roll 1775

Abraham Bennett Sr. (1715-1777)

Abraham Bennett Sr. was born on 06 Jun 1715 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut as the sixth child of James Bennett and Deborah Adams. He had six siblings, namely: Gershom, Elizabeth, Ephraim, Hannah, Samuel, and Deborah. He was baptized on 26 Jun 1715 in First Congregational Church, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut.

When he was 21, Abraham Bennett Sr. married Silence Hickock, daughter of Samuel Hickock and Elizabeth Plumb, on 12 Mar 1737 in Connecticut.

Abraham Bennett Sr. and Silence Hickock had the following children:

  • Hannah Bennett was born about 1740 in Connecticut. She married Jonathan Rockwell on … Continue reading
  • Happy Birthday Elizabeth Plumb

    Elizabeth Plumb (1669-1747)

    Elizabeth Plumb was born on 01 Nov 1669 as the first child of John Plumbe and Elizabeth Norton. That was 347 years ago! The spelling of the Plumb surname evolved over time. It was originally written Plume, then Plumbe, then Plumb. Sometimes it is even spelled, Plum or Plump. Elizabeth’s dad can be found in the records with multiple spellings. Elizabeth had nine siblings, namely: John, Mary, Sarah, Hannah, Dorothy, Joseph, Ruth, Josiah, and Robert.

    When she was 20, Elizabeth Plumb married Samuel Hickock, son of Samuel Hickock and Hannah Upson, on 16 Apr 1690 in Waterbury, New … Continue reading