Deliverance Bennett, my eighth great-grandfather, was the oldest child of Thomas and Sarah (Hubbard) Bennett. If calculated by the inscription on his gravestone his birth date is January 5, 1689. However, according to History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield by Donald Lines Jacobus he was born December 25, 1688. I need to do some additional research into his date of birth.
Born in Connecticut, Deliverance was baptized March 31, 1695 in the Fairfield Church, Fairfield, Connecticut along with his siblings Thomas, Sarah and Tabitha. He married Mary Bigg on March 15, 1708 in Fairfield. Mary was born in October of 1688. I have not determined who her parents were.
On August 29, 1759 Deliverance signed a will in Fairfield in which he named his wife and seven children. His sons William and Moses were named executors.
Deliverance and Mary died within days of one another in 1761. He on April 18 and she on April 14. Their daughter Sarah (Bennett) Allen also died on April 18, 1761, and I wonder about what illness they perhaps shared that caused their deaths. Deliverance and Mary Bennett are buried in Colonial Cemetery (also known as Lower Greens Farm Cemetery) in Westport, Connecticut.
Children of Deliverance and Mary (Bigg) Bennett:
William Bennett, born January 8, 1708, died September 16, 1772; married Abigail Hickok
Daniel Bennet, born November 11, 1711; married Sarah Trowbridge
Sarah Bennett, born April 8, 1716, died April 18, 1761; married John Allen
Eunice Bennett, born October 24, 1718; married Stephen Gray
Benjamin Bennett, born July 2, 1721, died 1760; married Mary Lobdell
Samuel Bennett, born August 24, 1723; married Abigail Sherwood
Moses Bennett, born April 8, 1727
Rachel Bennett, born October 11, 1729; married Eleazer Godfrey
Joshua Lobdell, my eighth great-grandfather, was born December 23, 1671 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Simon and Persis (Pierce) Lobdell.
He married twice. His first wife, Mary Burwell, is my eighth great-grandmother whom he married August 11, 1695 in Milford, Connecticut. Mary Burwell was the daughter of John and Alice Burwell. Together, Joshua and Mary had six children. He married second Eunice Olmstead, daughter of John Olmstead and Mary Benedict Olmstead in 1713 in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Eunice Olmstead is my eighth great-aunt. Joshua and Eunice had 7 children together, all born in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Children of Joshua Lobdell and Mary Burwell Lobdell:
Samuel Lobdell, born February 2, 1699; married Rebecca St. John
Sarah Lobdell, born February 1, 1702; died young
Joshua Lobdell, born March 16, 1703; married Mary Reynolds
Mary Lobdell, born October 30, 1704; married Samuel Plum
Ebenezer Lobdell, born February 24, 1707; married Rebecca Benedict; died 1801
Susannah Lobdell, born February 27, 1709; married Seaborn Burt; died 1803
Children of Joshua Lobdell and Eunice Olmstead:
Sarah Lobdell, born September 27, 1714; married Jabez Northrup
Caleb Lobdell, born February 1, 1716
John Lobdell, born August 21, 1721; married Ruth Sherwood
Darius Lobdell, born October 18, 1729; married Mary Baldwin
Elizabeth Lobdell, born November 14, 1732; married Isaac Northrup