Notes for Benjamin STEVENS: Benjamin was the son of Thomas and Mary (Hall) Stephens, born probably in Plainfield, Connecticut on 17 April 1713. He died in Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut in 1787. The following is quoted from research done by Ricki Pitzner of Madison, Wisconsin regarding Benjamin Stephens:
"Captain Benjamin Stephens/Stevens was born at Plainfield, Conn., April 17, 1713. He was living in Canaan November 17, 1743, and was admitted an inhabitant December 12, 1743. He was surveyor of highways in 1745; selectman and tithing-man in 1749; and served in the French and Indian War as Ensign in Lt. Col. Tarbal Whitney's Company at the relief of Fort William Henry, New York in August 1757. He was a representative from Canaan in the Colonial Legislature 1764, 1765, 1767, 1768, 1769. Source: Tite: Stevens - Stephens Genealogy Author: Plowden Stevens Media: Book"
Sources: 1. Data base (notes pages) of Ricki Pitzner of Madison, Wisconsin; http://webpages.charter.net/rpitzner. 2. LDS FamilySearch Thomas Stevens and Mary Hall, Connecticut, 1678.