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Benjamin Bonney

Birth
USA
Death 1777 (aged 36–37)
Bound Brook, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Bound Brook, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 53024446 · View Source
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A company of British cavalry made a raid from New Brunswick through Bound Brook, accompanied by a number of 'Tories,' among them the noted Bill Stewart. On reaching the house of Benjamin Bonney, he took his little son Peres, then about four years of age and secreted himself in the cellar of his house. Stewart prowling round the house saw him sitting on the steps of the cellar and fired upon him while the child was on his lap. The ball took effect in his left groin, just missing the child. Bonney died of this wound after the third day.
Elizabeth Bonney, widow of Benjamin, married 2nd Capt. John Powers.
Centennial History of Somerset County NJ, Abraham Messler


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  • Created by: Alice Martin LaRue
  • Added: 30 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53024446
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Bonney (1740–1777), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53024446, citing Old Presbyterian Graveyard, Bound Brook, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Alice Martin LaRue (contributor 46851451) .