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Pvt. Benjamin Joseph Bickford, Sr.

Birthplace: Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States
Death: October 30, 1834 (90-91)
Belgrade, Kennebec County, Maine, United States
Place of Burial: Belgrade, Kennebec County, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Bickford, Sr. and Elizabeth Bickford
Husband of Lydia Bickford
Father of Joseph Bickford, Sr.; Benjamin Joseph Bickford, Jr.; Abijah Bickford; Henry C. Bickford; Betsy Bickford and 3 others
Brother of Moses Bickford; Henry Bickford, Jr.; Aaron Bickford and Joshua Bickford

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Carol Ann Selis
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About Pvt. Benjamin Bickford

Benjamin Bickford

  • Birth: 1743 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
  • Death: 30 Oct 1834 in Dearborn (Now Belgrade), Kennebec, Maine
  • Parents: Henry BICKFORD (1702 – 1765), Elizabeth (1709 – 1748)
  • Spouse: Lydia STANTON (1741 – 1837)


  • Joseph BICKFORD 1760 – 1830
  • Benjamin Joseph Bickford 1766 – 1849
  • Abijah Bickford 1770 – 1834
  • Henry C. Bickford 1771 – 1856
  • Betsy Bickford 1775 – 1845
  • William Bickford 1776 – 1856
  • Benjamin Bickford 1780 – 1831
  • John Bickford 1782 – 1867
  • Elizabeth Bickford 1784 – 1857

( View details ) 1743 Birth Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire 1 source citation 1776 12 Apr Age: 33 Roll Call: New Hampshire Rochester, New Hampshire Colony of New Hampshire/In Committe of Safety

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1776 Age: 33 Residence Strafford County, New Hampshire New Hampshire Census, 1790-1890 1 source citation 1800 Age: 57 Residence Miscellaneous Gores and Settlements, Kennebec, Maine 1 source citation 1810 Age: 67 Residence West Pond Plantation, Kennebec, Maine 1810 U.S. Federal Census 1 source citation 1820 Age: 77 Residence Kennebec, Maine 1820 U.S. Federal Census 1 source citation 1828 Age: 85 Land Grant Warrant #742 100 Acres U.S. War Bounty Land Grant 1830 Age: 87 Residence Hancock, Maine 1830 U.S. Federal Census 1 source citation 1834 30 Oct Age: 91 Death Dearborn (Now Belgrade), Kennebec, Maine Burial: Ellis Pond Cemetery, North Belgrade, Kennebec, Maine Residence NH, United States


ID: I1371

Name: Benjamin BICKFORD

Sex: M

Birth: ABT. 1743 in Dover Neck, Strafford County, New hampshire

Death: 30 Oct 1834 in Belgrade, Maine

Note: 1. Burial in Ellis Pond Cemetary, Belgrade, Maine.

Father: Henry BICKFORD b: 1 Jan 1701/02 in Madbury

Mother: Elizabeth (UNKNOWN)

Marriage 1 Lydia STANTON b: ABT. 1741 in Dover Neck, Strafford County, New hampshire


Joseph BICKFORD b: ABT. 1762 in Dover Neck, Strafford County, New hampshire
Abijah BICKFORD b: 8 Jun 1770 in Dover Neck, Strafford County, New hampshire
Henry BICKFORD b: 26 Dec 1771 in Belgrade, Kennebec County, Maine
William BICKFORD b: Dec 1776 in Belgrade, Kennebec County, Maine
Benjamin Jr BICKFORD b: ABT. 1780
John BICKFORD b: 15 May 1782 in Belgrade, Kennebec County, Maine
Elizabeth BICKFORD b: 12 Mar 1784 in Belgrade, Kennebec County, Maine


Roll Call: New Hampshire , Rochester, New Hampshire

"To the Selectmen of Rochester: COLONY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE In Committee of Safety, April 12, 1776.

In order to carry the underwritten resolve of the Honorable Continental Congress into execution, you are requested to desire all males above twenty-one years of age (lunatics, idiots, and negroes excepted), to sign to the Declaration on this paper; and when so done, to make return hereof, together with the name or names of all who shall refurse to sign the same, to the GENERAL ASSEMBLY or Committee of Safety of this Colony.

M. WEARE, Chairman

In Congress, March 14, 1776."

Resolved, That it be recommended to the several Assemblies, conventions, and Councils or committees of Safety of the United Colonies immediately to cause all persons to be disarmed, within their respective Colonies, who are notoriously disaffected to the cause of America, or who have not associated and refused to associate to defend by Arms the United colonies against the hostile attempts of the British fleets and armies.

(copy) Extract from the minutes. Charles Thompson, Sect'y"

"In consequence of the resolution of the, Honorable Continental Congress, and to show our determination in joining with our American bretheren in defending the lives, liberties, and properties of the inhabitants of the United Colonies, We, the Subscribers do hereby solemnly engage and promise that we will to the utmost of our power, at the risk of our lives and fortunes, with arms, oppose the hostile proceedings of the British fleets and armies, against the United American Colonies."

Henry Allard, William Allen, Samuel Alley, John Beargin, Stephen Berry, Jonathan Bickford, Lemuel Bickford, French Bradstreet, John Brewster, Thomas Brown, Jr., Moses Brown, Thomas Brown, James Chamberlin, Samuel Chamberlin, William Chamberlin, Ebenezer Chesley, James Chesley, Job Clements, hunking Colebroth, Eleazar Coleman, Abraham Cook, John Cook, Benjamin Copps, Joshua Cossen, Jabez Dam, Abner Dame, Joseph Dame, Zebulon Dame, Thomas Davis, Zebulon Davis, James Deering, Joshua Downing, Gershom Downs, James Downs, Moses Downs, Thomas Drew, Joseph Drown, Samuel Drown, Solomon Drown, William Evans, Josiah Folsom, Benjamin Fost, Benjamin Fost, Jr., James Foster, David French, James French, Simon French, Benjamin Furber, Richard Furber, Jr., Richard Furber, Samuel Furber, Thomas Furber, Daniel Garland, Dodovah Garland, Ebenezer Garland, Avery Hall, Aaron Ham, Ephraim Ham, John Ham, Jonathan Ham, John Ham, Jr., Thomas Ham, William Ham, John Hammett, Moses Hammett, Jacob Hanson, Mark Hartford, Joseph Haven, Benjamin Hayes, Daniel Hayes, Ichabod Hayes, Joseph Hayes, Moses Hayes, Jr., Moses Hayes, Wentworth Hayes, John Heard, John Reuben Heard, Jr., Reuben Heard, Alexander Hodgdon, Alexander Hodgdon, Jr., William Hodgdon, Benjamin Hoitt, Enoch Hoitt, Ebenezer Horn, James Horn, Moses Horn, Peter Horn, James How, Caleb Jackson, James Jackson, Cornelius Jenkins, Stephen Jenkins, John Jenness, Aaron Jennis, David Jennis, William Jennis, Jr., Moses Jennis, Paul Jennis, William Jennis, Joseph Jiles, Joseph Jones, Samuel Jones, Daniel Kimball, Charles Knight, Joseph Knight, William Knight, James Knowles, John Knowles, David Leighton, Isaac Libbey, Paul Libbey, Edward Lock, Josiah Main, James McDuffee, William McDuffee, William McNeal, Samuel Merrow, Jr., Samuel Merrow, Abraham Morrison, Jonathan Morrison, John Nute, Samuel Nute, Jotham Nutter, Richard Nutter, Daniel Page, Joseph Page, Barnabas Palmer, Diamond Pearl, Joshua Pearl, Thomas Peevey, Solomon Perkins, Jr., Solomon Perkins, Jonathan Pinkham, Ebenezer Place, George Place, John Place, Ebenezer Place, Jr., Richard Place, Beard Plummer, John Plummer, Joseph Plummer, Samuel Plummer, Thomas Plummer, John Randall, John Richards, Jonathan Richards, John Richards, Jr., Lemuel Richardson, Ebenezer Ricker, Moses Roberts, Thomas Roberts, Timothy Roberts, Samuel Robinson, Daniel Rogers, James Rogers, James Rogers, Jr. Benjamin Rollins, Ichabod Rollins, Ithamar Seavey, Samuel Seavey, Ebenezer Tebbets, Edmond Tebbets, Edward Tebbets, Henry Tebbets, James Rogers, Tertius, Joseph Thompson, John Trickey, John Trickey, Jr., William Trickey, Joseph Tucker, Benjamin Twombley, Jonathan Twombley, Samuel Twombley, Samuel Twombly, Jr., Elijah Varney, Caleb Wakeman, Joseph Walker, Joseph Walker, Jr., Richard Walker, Robert Walker, Daniel Watkins, Nathaniel Watson, Jr., Nathaniel Watson, Ebenezer Wentworth, Elihue Wentworth, Ephraim Wentworth, Isaac Wentworth, James Wentworth, Josiah Wentworth, Nicholas Wentworth, Reuben Wentworth, Richard Wentworth, Turner Whitehouse, George Willand, Daniel Wingate, Samuel Wingate, Jr., William Wingate, John Woodman,

The following persons refused to sign:

James Allen, Benjamin Bickford, Solomon Clark, Ichabod Cossen, Benjamin Dame, Samuel Downing, Jona Ellis, Morris Ellis, William Ellis, Nathaniel Garland, Benjamin Heard, Joseph Heard, Tristram Heard, Jonathan Hodgdon, Daniel Jenness, Joshua Knight, Abraham Pearl, Thomas Trickey, Edward Varney, Stephen Wentworth, Samuel Wingate, John Witherell,

The undernamed persons are of the Society of Friends, and do not choose to sign:

Moses Austin, John Cloutman, Thomas Cloutman, Jonathan Dame, Muzzey Gould, Benjamin Meeder, Jonathan Meeder, Joseph Meeder, Nathaniel Meeder, David Tebbets, Elijah Tebbets, Ezekiel Tebbets, John Tebbets, Joseph Tebbets, Elijah Tebbets, Jr., Robert Tebbets, Isaac Twombley, David Varney, Ebenezer Varney, Moses Varney, Jr., Mordecai Varney, Moses Varney,

"Thus, *one hundred and ninety-eight persons in Rochester(N.H.) signed this agreement, twenty-two belonging to the Society of Friends "did not choose to sign," and twenty-two others refused to sign. This placed every man as a friend or an enemy to his country, and informed the committee of Safety what individuals to watch or disarm."

  • Transcribers Notes- due to the modern conveniences of data bases I made a

count of 244 people ... the totals of 198 + 22 + 22= 242 that leaves two names unaccounted for in the original count of this document.

BICKFORD, BENJAMIN DAR Ancestor #: A009870

  • Service:  MASSACHUSETTS    Rank: PRIVATE
  • Birth:  1743    DOVER NEW HAMPSHIRE
  • Death:  ANTE 1-2-1835     DEARBORN KENNEBEC CO MAINE
  • Pension Number:  *S29009 Service Source:  *S29009
  • Service Description:  1) CAPT FRANCIS SHAW 2) COL CAMPBELL, CONT LINE
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 90126753
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Pvt. Benjamin Bickford's Timeline

Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States
Belgrade, Kennebec County, Maine, United States
March 20, 1766
Gouldsboro, Hancock County, Maine, United States
June 8, 1770
Belgrade, Kennebec County, Maine, United States
December 26, 1771
Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States
February 27, 1775
Rochester, Strafford, NH, United States
December 1778
Gouldsboro, Hancock County, Maine, United States
May 15, 1782
Belgrade, Kennebec County, Maine, United States
March 12, 1784
Gouldsboro, Hancock County, Maine, United States