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Pvt Benjamin Bonsall
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Birth: Nov. 6, 1756
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1845
Perry County
Pennsylvania, USA

Beloved son of John Bonsall and Phoebe/and or Phebe (Wilcox)of Philadelphia PA.John Bonsall married Phoebe on October 23,1753 in Philadelphia Pa. He married outside his church/faith and was disowned by his family.

Dearest husband of Rachel(Bonsall)b. 1752(d.of Richard Bonsall and Saraha Horne).

First wife.Benjamin Bonsall and Rachel were married August 21, 1777,at St.Michaels Church Philadelphia Pa.Rachel who was also a cousin, died circa 1812-1813.

Children of Benjamin and Rachel(1st wife)
Benjamin b. 1784 married Maria Fowler see below
Joseph b.1786 died May 1835 married Ann Cannon
Jacob b. 1803.see below link
Edward b.1788 married Elenor Stackhouse

He then moved to Millerstown Perry county Penn.

Children of Benjamin Bonsall and Catherine (Egler)second wife.Catherine and Benjamin were married on Jan.01,1814 in Millerstown,Perry county PA.

1. Jane b. Nov. 14, 1814 in Millerstown Perry Co. Pa. and died at Millerstown Perry CO,PA. on Jan. 28 1903 Whom married John Wright b. March 19, 1815 and died on March 15, 1871 Married on April 15, 1840 and had one known son Anson B.Wright born on Sept. 11, 1857.Anson B.Wright married Margaret M.Winey on Sept. 19,1882

2.Jesse b. May 17, 1818 born in Millerstown Perry County PA. and died at St. Charles twp. Floyd CO. IA. circa 1850.Jesse married Margaret Smith b. March 23, 1823 in PA.Married on Jan.11,1842, one known son John Calvin Bonsall b. April 7, 1851 in Perry Co. PA. and died at Floyd County. Iowa. on Aug. 23, 1919.John Calvin Bonsall married Catherine Anna Miller born on March 1,1861 in Cook County Ill. and died at Floyd County Iowa on March 20, 1900 they were married on October 17, 1887 in Floyd County Iowa.


Benjamin Bonsall has a Revolutionary War Pension record #S22132 series M805
Benjamin crossed the Delaware with General George Washington on December 26,1776,and was present at the attack on Trenton.Also Princton Jan.03,1777 ,and survived the VERY HARD WINTER AT VALLEY FORGE.He was personally dischargeed by General George Washington .

"It appears that Benjamin Bonsall while residing in Philadelphia PA. enlisted in December 1776 served four 4 months and three days as a private in Captain Francis Delanys' Company, Colonel Cadwalader, and Colonel Nixon Pennsylavania Regiments and was present at the battles of Trenton and Princeton.He then enlisted the later part of 1777 and served two 2 months and fifteen days as a private in Captain Benjamin Horners' Pennsylvania Company.Benjamins' statements that are handwirtten are VERY hard to read 3 pages all in ink and small print."

pension application was executed on January 6,1834 while residing in Greenwood Township, Perry County Pennsylvania aged 75 years.a copy of his own signature is there.
additional names on warrant appl.are

Sources complied by Prof.Silas Wright find a grave memorail #19430572 
Family links: 
  Rachel Bonsall Bonsall (1747 - 1813)*
  Catherine Egler Bonsall (1775 - 1854)*
  Benjamin Bonsall (____ - 1862)*
  Jacob Bonsall (1803 - 1840)*
  Jessie Bonsall (1818 - 1897)*
*Calculated relationship
The grave has an iron marker for Rev.War soldier/and has an American flag, an iron foot marker at bottom. He is buried with wife Catherine Bonsall
Millerstown Memorial Cemetery
Perry County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: grave #14 at top of hill
Created by: j wyke
Record added: Nov 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80332168
Pvt Benjamin Bonsall
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Pvt Benjamin Bonsall
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ok great great grand pa I shall try again to get you reunited with your daughter Jane Wright a little bit of help here ok?
- j wyke
 Added: Jan. 9, 2017

- j wyke
 Added: Nov. 21, 2015
thank you for giving me my freedom,here I am 200 + years later thanking you for it....
- j wyke
 Added: Jul. 4, 2014
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