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Benjamin Salisbury - Grave
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Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove) - Rest House. Swansea, Mass.
Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove)
Rest House. Swansea, Mass.

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American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Benjamin  Salisbury

  (b. 27 February 1756Swansea, Province of Massachusetts Bay   d. 23 January 1842Homer, New York, USA )  

Benjamin Salisbury was born 27 February 1756 in Swansea, Province of Massachusetts Bay . Benjamin Salisbury was the child of Daniel Salisbury and Anne Hale and the grandchild of: (paternal)  William Salisbury and Mary Ormsby (Ormsbee)

He married  Lydia Baker 15 January 1778 in Swansea, Crown Colony of Massachusetts Bay .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Lydia Baker  was born 8 January 1758 in Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove) .  She died 1 May 1824 in Homer, New York, USA . 

Benjamin Salisbury died 23 January 1842 in Homer, New York, USA.

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Benjamin Salisbury married flag Lydia Baker-- Date: 15 January 1778 Place: Swansea, Crown Colony of Massachusetts Bay
Vital Records of Swansea, MA to 1850 

Beniamin Sallisbury and Lydia Baker both of Swanzey was Married January ye :15:1778 By Russill Mason Elder of a Church of Christ in Swanzey
Updated: 3/10/2015 4:18:02 PM

flag Elisha Salisbury (b.18 December 1778, Swansea, Crown Colony of Massachusetts Bay   d. , )

flag Lydia Salisbury (b.25 August 1780, Swansea, Crown Colony of Massachusetts Bay   d. , )

1756 Swansea, Massachusetts
Benjamin Salsbury the Son of Daniel Salsbury and of Anne his wife was born February the 27:1756

Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915
name: Benjamin Salisbury
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U.S. Revolutionary War
Death: 1-23-1842 CORTLAND NEW YORK
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Added: 3/10/2015 11:48:43 AM - Beckie  Updated: 3/10/2015 4:17:27 PM - Beckie

1778 Marriage / Partner
Benjamin Salisbury and Lydia Baker 15 January 1778, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove)

1778 Birth of Child
Elisha Salisbury was born 18 December 1778, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove)

1780 Birth of Child
Lydia Salisbury was born 25 August 1780, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove)

1824 Death of Spouse/Partner
Lydia Baker died 1 May 1824, Homer, New York, USA

23 January 1842
Homer, New York, USA

Research Death
Cortland Rural Cemetery Cortland Cortland County New York, USA Plot: Sec S
Buried in the Kinney Cemetery in Cortlandville, NY

Added: 7/11/2008 12:00:00 AM

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