First Generation


1. Jeptha Benson was born about 1757. He died about 1855 at the age of 98 in Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He served in the military in Revolutionary War. Jeptha served in the military in War of 1812. Came to Little Deer Isle about 1800 from near Paris, Maine. Was a Revolutionary war soldier as well as in war of 1812. Moved to Marshall's Island off Swan's Island. Spent his last years in Brooksville. Reported to have a very volatile disposition.

Jeptha Benson and Mary Ann "Mercy" Kench were married about 1831. Mary Ann "Mercy" Kench, daughter of Thomas Kench and Jane Maker, was born on 15 August 1792 in Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine, USA. She died on 30 June 1874 at the age of 81 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. She was buried in Grindle Hill cemetery, Swan's Island.

Jeptha Benson-3069 and Mary Ann "Mercy" Kench-3171 had the following children:

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Sarah (Sallie) Benson was born on 17 April 1823 in Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine, USA.

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Mary Benson was born on 5 December 1824 in Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine, USA.

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Maria Benson was born on 22 April 1826 in Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine, USA.

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Jeptha Benson was born on 16 April 1830 in Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He died in At Sea.

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Adoniram J. Benson was born on 17 May 1832 in Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He/she died in At Sea.

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Hannah Benson-32184.

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Freeland H. Benson-3068.