Benjamin Birdsall, Sr.

Benjamin Birdsall, Sr.[1]

Male 1736 - 1798  (61 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Birdsall 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 17 Sep 1736  Oyster Bay, Queens (now Nassau) Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jul 1798  Jerusalem (now Wantagh), Nassau Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID P6527  Robert Jackson
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2020 

    Father John Birdsall,   b. 17 Mar 1695, Flushing, Queens Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1764, Flushing, Queens Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Langdon,   b. Abt 1700 or 1702, Matinecock, Queens (now Nassau) Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. date unknown 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1726  Jamaica, Queens Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F2290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Freelove Jones,   b. 1742, Oyster Bay, Queens (now Nassau) Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1821  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1763  Oyster Bay, Nassau, L.I., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. Phebe Birdsall,   b. Queens (now Nassau) Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. date unknown  [natural]
     2. Thomas Birdsall,   b. prob Abt 1763, Oyster Bay, Queens (now Nassau), New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1814  (Age ~ 50 years)  [natural]
     3. David Birdsall,   b. 1764, Flushing, Queens Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. date unknown  [natural]
     4. Charlotte Birdsall,   b. 1764,   d. date unknown  [natural]
     5. Benjamin Birdsall, Jr.,   b. 1766, Flushing, Queens Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. date unknown  [natural]
     6. Mary Birdsall,   b. 1769,   d. 25 May 1864  (Age 95 years)  [natural]
     7. Margaret Birdsall,   b. 1772,   d. 16 Oct 1821  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     8. Zebulon Birdsall,   b. 1776, Flushing, Queens Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. date unknown  [natural]
     9. Elizabeth Birdsall,   b. Cal 11 Aug 1785,   d. 9 Oct 1865  (Age ~ 80 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F1395  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Another researcher, David A. Lower has that Benjamin was born in Matinecock, Long Island, NY and also says that Benjamin's rank was Col. in the Rev. War.

      Quote from The Jones Family of L.I., pg 124: "Lieut. Col. Benj. Birdsall was of an old Queens Co. Family, and of a branch that intermarried with the Seamans and Jacksons of the north side of Long Island. He was called a 'drover farmer', one who raised cattle on the Hempstead Plains, and fed them in winter on the wild meadow grass. He lived on the south side of L.I. a short distance west of his father-in-law, William Jones. He took an active part in the Rev. War. His colonel was John Sands, an active supporter of Congress. In 1777-1783 was Member of Assembly. In 1776 he mustered 60 volunteers and aided Gen. Putnam in erecting intrenchments on Brooklyn Heights. He was captured by the British and imprisoned in the 'Provost', at which time Genl. Washington had his wife and children conveyed to Dover, in Dutchess Co., where they remained during the war. In 1794 he disposed of his property and settled in Jerusalem, where he died."

  • Sources 
    1. [S347984805] Book: The Jones Family of Long Island, Descendants of Major Thomas Jones & Allied Families, Jones, John Henry, (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=BookList&dbid=10317), 123.

    2. [S347985474] http://wc.rootsweb.com ID dal%2Djdl8cc, David Allen Lower.

    3. [S347984689] Book: Long Island Genealogies..., Bunker, Mary Powell, (Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, NY 1895), 180.

    4. [S347985345] Larousse, Jody M.; rootsweb chart: Louisiana Melting Pot, Jody M. Larousse, (http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?includedb=larousse).

    5. [S347985314] Carmen Family Collection, (www.hofstra.edu/PDF/lib_sc_Carman_Family_Collection_fa.pdf), Page 8.



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