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Benjamin Bissell 1761-1841

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

Benjamin Bissell enlisted in the Revolutionary War from Lebanon, Conn. in 1778 or 1779 in Capt. Bliss' Company, Col. Ledyard's Regiment for three months; again in 1781 for nine months in Capt. Munson's Company, Col. Zeubulon Butler's Regiment, Connecticut Troops

Benj. Bissell was born at Lebanon, Conn., March 31, 1761.

At the same place he married Elizabeth Heath in 1784, and later removed to New York, spending the larger part of their lives at Hartrick, where they raised a family of eleven children.

In 1832 Mr. and Mrs. Bissell were with a daughter at Burlington, N.Y., from which place he applied for a pension which was granted him. Later he came to Painesville, Ohio, to spend their remaining years with their son, Judge Benjamin Bissell, where Benjamin Bissell, Sr., died Oct. 1, 1841, and his wife Elizabeth, Feb. 24, 1851, aged eighty-nine years. Both are buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

Benjamin Bissell was a cousin of Gov. Clark Bissell of Conn., and his son Judge Benjamin Bissell was State Senator from Painesville in years 1839-40.

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