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View Tree for Benjamin SittonBenjamin Sitton (b. March 22, 1673/74, d. date unknown)

Benjamin Sitton (son of John Sutton, Jr. and Elizabeth House) was born March 22, 1673/74 in Scituate, Massachusetts, and died date unknown. He married Lydia.

 Includes NotesNotes for Benjamin Sitton:
He evidently left Scituate as a yound man, perhaps already married to Lydia, whose maiden name and marriage records have not been located. The birth of their first son, Christopher, born April 23, 1696 is recorded in Woodstock, Connecticutt. The other children were probably born in Pomfret, Connecticutt, the area where he next appears. During the Indian War the family of Capt. Sabin was the only white inhabitant of future Pomfret, though it is possible that Benjamin Sitton, who in 1698 purchased 50 acres of wilderness land at a place called Mashamoquet, was also a resident. In 1713 a meeting was held to organize the town of Pomfret, and a petition was sent to the General Assembly of Connecticutt signed by twenty-three settlers, including Benjamin Sitton. On December 6, 1714, a new meeting house was opened. Benjamin Sitton was "collector" among the new officers of the parish. He must have left Pomfret sometime between 1714 and 1729 when his wife Lydia died in Somers, CT.
Benjamin Sitton is mentioned many times in the History of Enfield, CT and early deeds list him as a husbandman and a yeoman, both of which would mean that he was a farmer. In the History of Enfield, Benjamin's name was spelled Sitton, Sitten, Sittan, Sittern, Citron, Siton and Citton, but no record of it spelled Sutton.

Below are a few items taken from the "Historical Sketch of the Town of Enfield" and "History of Enfield from Public Documents."

The Somers Settlement soon after 1713 received a large accession of settlers among whom were Nathaniel Horton, Benjamin Thomas, Luke Parsons, Robert Pease & Joseph Sexton from the old settlement in Enfield and Josiah Wood, Joseph Fisk, Thomas Purchase, Samuel Felt, Samuel Rockwood, Ebenezer Pratt and Benjamin Citron (Sittan), Joseph Hunt, Thomas & Abraham Whipple, from other places".

"There is laid out to Ebenezer Pease a certain tract of land in the east precinct which land comes to him said Pease by an Alienation from Benjamin Sittern June. and 4 acres of it from the widow Ferman and lies bounded southerly on Samuel Felts land and easterly on A Highway, and it lies 60 rods long northerly and 45 rods wide westerly and by reason of waste land it lyeth for 14 acres more of less. Laid out by Thom Jones, Town measurer, April 6, 1726."

Benjamin Citron Jr. married Sarah Bush 1718 - sons Benjamin b. 17212, Daniel b. 1723.

"Granted to Ephriam erry and Joseph Pease (according to their proportion as they shall carry on said mill) liberty to set up a Cyder mill and house against his (Terrys) house in ye Street and to enjoy it so long as said house shall stand ye town having liberty to hang horses there at any time except in Cyder time."

Jonathan Bush Sr., to his son-in-law Benjamin Sitton. 25 acres on Scantick River - common north, James Ferman west, Jonathan Bush Sr. east Nathaniel Pierce south. Witnesses John Meacham, John Pierce, Jonathan Pierce. 17 June 1719. Recorded 7 April 1722.

Joseph Fisk, husbandman to Benjamin Sitton husbandman. Agreement to pay to said Sitton annually 10 bu. of rye, 10 bu. of wheat, 20 bu. of Indian corn, 10 bu. of oats, 20 lb. of wool, 30 lb. of flax - to keep for him a horse and 2 cows - to pay all necessary charges of his sickness and also his minister, town and county rates. Security for performance of the above is the conveyance to said Sitton of 80 acres in East Precinct - Commons north and east, David Ingersole south, Thomas Colton west. Witnesses William Pynchon, Daniel Bagg, William Smith. 9 Sep. 1731. Recorded 29 Sep 1731.

The marriage intentions of Benjamin Sitton and Rachel Bigbie, a widow of Ashford, Conn. were published 19 Dec 1730, and on 7 Mar 1731 the wife of Benjamin Sitton was admitted to the Congregational Church in Somers, from the church in Ashford. Benjamin Sitton died in Somers 18 Dec 1742, Rachel his widow died 7 May 1760.

Children of Benjamin Sitton and Lydia are:
  1. +John Sitton, b., Connecticut, d. date unknown.
  2. Christopher Sitton, b. April 23, 1696, Woodstock, CT, d. date unknown.
  3. Benjamin Jr. Sitton, b. Bet. 1698 - 1700, d. September 28, 1731, Queen Ann Parish, Prince George County Maryland.
  4. Grace Sitton, b. Bet. 1704 - 1706, d. date unknown.
  5. Mary Sitton, d. date unknown.
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