COL Benjamin Simonds

COL Benjamin Simonds

Birth
Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
Death 11 Apr 1807 (aged 81)
Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 74125687 · View Source
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MILITARY: The ancestry and descendants of Solomon Davis, by Marle H. Davis, page 12:
"As a soldier at Fort Massachusetts in 1750 after return from captivity in Canada, he had bought one of the lots in what was to be the village of Williamstown. Along with other soldiers and officers from the fort, Benjamin, in spare time from garrison duties, cleared the land, built a "Regulation" house 18 x 15 x 7 (one room). By 1752, six of them had completed such homes....framed, clapboarded and shingled without benefit of sawmill."

He built and operated the first Tavern in the town; he became Colonel of the Berkshire Regiment of seven companies in the Revolution. Was instrumental in founding a school that became Williams College (page 13)


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  • Maintained by: Bill & Laurie (Gilbert) Jonas
  • Originally Created by: Sharon Haskin Galitz
  • Added: 29 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74125687
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL Benjamin Simonds (23 Feb 1726–11 Apr 1807), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74125687, citing Westlawn Cemetery, Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Bill & Laurie (Gilbert) Jonas (contributor 47321135) .