George Soule Fourth Generation – Benjamin West

Continued from Mayfower Families Through Five Generations – Descendants Of The Pilgrims Who Landed At Plymouth, Mass. December 1620; Volume Three

181 Benjamin West (William West, Susannah Soule, George ), b. probably No. Kingtown or Newport RI ca 1730; died NY State 1782.

He m. Briston RI, 7 June 1753 ELIZABETH SMITH, dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth (Drown) Smith, b. Bristol RI 14 Dec. 1733.

He was Benajmin Weast of Stonington CT 11 Feb 1754 and as Benjamin of Newport RI with wife Elizabeth on 25 July 1766 sold 6 acres in Westerly RI. He early became a member and then Deacon of the S.D. Baptist church of Hopkinton RI and emigrated to Burlington – Farmington CT before the revolution. He and two of his sons, Benjamin jr. and Hezekiah signed the Farmington Petition to the Connecticut legislature for permission to labor on the first day since their Sabbath was the seventh. Five of his children married five of the children of Elder John Davis of Hopkinton and Farmington CT. He died in NY State but his estate was probated in Farmington CT in 1782. However, no estate papers exist.On the plot map dated 1791-2 of Roxborough, Rensselaer Co. NY, he may be the landowner of property adjoining Rusemire, Thomas and Benjamin jr.

Children of Benjamin West:

739 i Hezekiah, b. 13 June 1754
740 ii Mary/Polly, b. ca. 1758
741 iii Benjamin, b. ca. 1762
742 iv Michael, b. after 1762
743 v Rusemire (Rusimiah) b. after 1762
744 vi Thoma, b. 2 March 1767

References: CT (Farmington) PR: 2906 (Benjamin West); CSL Barbour Index: Farmington; David (John) Gen; VR RI: Bristol; WEsterly RI LER 9:198, 10:164 (Benjamin West/Weast), Map: 10 Roxborough of Rensselaerwyck Manor, Rensselaer Co. NY.

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