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Hannah Arnold (Waterman)

Also Known As: "Hannah (Waterman) King Arnold"
Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Norwich, New London, Connecticut
Death: August 15, 1759 (50)
Norwich, New London, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Waterman and Elizabeth Waterman (Lathrop)
Wife of Absalom King and Captain Benedict Arnold, lll
Mother of Hannah King; Benedict Arnold, IV; Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold, V; Hannah Taylor; Mary Arnold and 2 others
Sister of Elizabeth Avery; Eleazer Waterman; John Waterman and William Waterman
Half sister of Hannah Waterman; David Bassett Waterman; Elizabeth Backus and Samuel Waterman

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About Hannah Arnold

Plaque Inscription

Once upon a time in Norwich .. an 18 year old Benedict Arnold stood on this sport and watched as they lowered his long-suffering mother into her grave. Benedict himself was an apprentice, bound by indentured servitude to his mother's cousins, the Lathrop Brothers. His father was suffering from alcohol-induced dementia, believed caused by his sadness over losing four children: Absolom, Elizabeth, Mary, and an earlier son named Benedict, who died an infant in 1739. The children are all buried here. ...

... Local citizens, outraged at the treasonous act [by Benedict Arnold], descended as a mob on this cemetery and removed the gravestones of the father, Benedict, and the infant son, Benedict.

The only epitaph that remains is to Hannah King Arnold:

IN MEMORY oF Hannah ye well beloved Wife of Capt Benedict Arnold & Daughter of Mr John & Elizabeth Watermen, (She was a Pattern of Piety Patience and Virtue) who died Augst 15th 1759 AEtatis Suae 52


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Hannah Arnold's Timeline

September 28, 1708
Norwich, New London, Connecticut
August 15, 1738
Age 29
Norwich, New London, Connecticut
January 14, 1741
Age 32
Norwich, Colony of Connecticut, British America
December 9, 1742
Age 34
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony
June 4, 1745
Age 36
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA
April 4, 1747
Age 38
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony
November 19, 1749
Age 41
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA
August 15, 1759
Age 50
Norwich, New London, Connecticut