Benjamin Irish

Male 1753 - Abt 1803  (49 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Irish  [1
    Born 1 Nov 1753  South Kingston, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Book Reference 4839  
    Book Reference 5006  
    Died Abt 1803 
    Buried Lost at sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From: W. L. Irish - d. abt 1803. Lost at sea; m. Martha Irish, his (1st) cousin; He was in the Rev. War and had 640 acres of land in New York granted him for his services. He was taken prisoner in 1776 at Ft. Washington or Ft. Lee. He followed the sea and went to Havana de Cuba in a vessel from the port of New London, Conn. His last letter was dated at Havana in 1795 and since then no information of him has come to his family. Benjamin and Martha left seven children.

      From Linc Haymaker - Was just Benjamin lost or was the whole ship lost? Which ship?
    • Benjamin Irish
      1753 - abt 1803

      Benjamin Irish was the eldest son of Quaker parents, Job Irish and Mary Weaver. He was born November 1, 1753 in South Kingston, Rhode Island.
      Benjamin was in the Revolutionary War and had 640 acres of land in New York granted him for his services. He was taken prisoner in 1776 at Fort Washington or Fort Lee.
      On Jan 30, 1780 he married his first cousin, Martha Irish. Born September 8, 1758 in Tiverton, Rhode Island, she was the eldest daughter of George Irish and Sara Babcock.
      On September 28, 1780 in Middletown, Rhode Island there first child, Hannah was born.
      They then moved to Newport, Rhode Island. On August 8, 1782 their first son, Elias was born. Another son, John followed on May 5, 1784. A third son, George was born on October 1, 1786.
      On November 2, 1788 in Newport their second daughter, Mary was born. And on February 21, 1791 Sarah was born.
      The returned to Middletown, Rhode Island by April 7, 1793 when Phebe was born. Benjamin and Martha also had a son named Joseph, but his birth date is still unknown to us.
      Benjamin followed the sea and went to Havana de Cuba in a vessel from the port of New London, Connecticut.
      His last letter was dated at Havana in 1795 and since then no information of him has come to his family.
      Benjamin was presumed to have died at sea around 1803.
      His wife, Martha died on June 20, 1833 and was buried in the George Irish burial ground on Buffum Farm in Middletown, Rhode Island.
    Person ID I01091  Irish
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2011 

    Father Job Irish,   b. 1733, Westerly, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1774, Stonington, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Mary Weaver,   b. 11 Feb 1736, Kingston ,Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 3 Jul 1753  Stonington, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Irish,   b. 8 Sep 1758, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1833  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1780 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Irish
    +2. Hannah Irish,   b. 28 Sep 1780, Middletown, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1848  (Age 67 years)
    +3. Elias Irish,   b. 8 Aug 1782, Newport, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1853  (Age 70 years)
    +4. John Irish,   b. 5 May 1784, Newport, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, Montville Center, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +5. George Irish,   b. 1 Oct 1786, Newport, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1869, Ashaway, Washington Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +6. Mary Irish,   b. 2 Nov 1788, Newport, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1863  (Age 75 years)
     7. Sarah Irish,   b. 21 Feb 1791, Newport, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Phebe Irish,   b. 7 Apr 1793, Middleton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1863  (Age 69 years)
    Family ID F0374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S007136] Descendants of John Irish 1629-1963, Willis L. Irish.