Benajah Douglas

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Benajah Douglas

Birthplace: Plainfield, Windham Co., CT, USA
Death: Died in Greenbush, NY, USA
Cause of death: of small-pox
Immediate Family:

Son of Deacon William Douglas, III and Sarah Douglas
Brother of Hannah Williams; William Douglas, IV; Samuel Douglas; Abiah Holland; Lieut. Col. John Douglas and 6 others

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About Benajah Douglas

Douglas Genealogy does not give his wife's name.

On land list in Cornwall, Ct.

He joined the Separatist church in Canterbury, april 7, 1743. He was a very energetic member of the order, which had taken its name on account of its separation from the orthodox church. He was arrested in 1744 for unlawfully exhorting and breaking the peace, and imprisoned in windham county jail. On giving bonds to Justice Dyer that he would "carry good behavior toward all His Majesty's subjects, especially in Canterbury meeting house on Sabbath day." he was released. He was again sentenced, July 9, 1947, by the town of windham, for resisting an arrest for exhorting, and imprisoned in windham county jail, where he was kept at hard labor for many months. He removed, about 1750 to North Cannan, where he continued to reside. He died with the small-pox, at Greenbush, below Albany, NY.

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Benajah Douglas's Timeline

September 17, 1710
Plainfield, Windham Co., CT, USA
February 15, 1760
Age 49
Greenbush, NY, USA