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Rev. Benjamin Mendenhall, Sr.

Male 1662 - 1740  (78 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Mendenhall  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Prefix Rev. 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 14 Feb 1662  Mildenhall, Ramsbury, Wiltshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 2CLG-80 
    Emigration 1682 
    Died 13 Apr 1740  Concord, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Concord Mtg, Concordville, Delaware Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1665  default
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2006 

    Father Thomas Mildenhall, III,   b. 1630, Marridge Hill, Wiltshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1682, Marridge Hill, Wiltshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Joane Stroud,   b. 16 May 1631, Baydon, Wiltshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1690, Wiltshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1649  Aldbourne, Wiltshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann A. Pennell,   b. 15 Apr 1668, Balderton, Nottinghamshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1749, Concord, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1689  Concord Mtg, Concord, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
    +1. Benjamin Mendenhall, Jr.,   b. 5 Mar 1691, Concordville, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1743, Perquiman Co, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +2. Joseph Mendenhall,   b. 17 May 1692, Concord, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1748, Pennsbury, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Hannah Mendenhall,   b. 11 Aug 1696, Concord, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1770  (Age 73 years)
     4. Rebecca Mendenhall,   b. 10 Dec 1699, Concord, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1727  (Age 27 years)
    +5. Robert Mendenhall,   b. 17 Sep 1713, Concordville, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1785, Concord, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +6. Isaac Mendenhall,   b. 13 Oct 1719, Pennsbury, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1803, Holmes Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Concord Meeting [26 Mar 2006]
    Concord Meeting [26 Mar 2006]
    Photo of Concord Meeting at Concordville, Pennsylvania, originally established in 1686. Concord Meeting was an important part in the Mendenhall and Woodward family history. Richard Woodward Jr married his first two wives (Esther DAVIS, Deborah STANFIELD) in 1695 and 1701. John Mendenhall Sr married his second wife, Esther MADDOCK Dix, at this meeting in 1708. Aaron Mendenhall Sr married his first wife, Rose PIERSON here in 1715. Taken by Chad G. Nichols

    Documents
    Mildenhall Map [~1889]
    Mildenhall Map [~1889]
    Map of Mildenhall, Wiltshire, England, circa 1889. Both the Martin and Mendenhall Families resided in this town
    Mildenhall Aerial Map [~2002]
    Mildenhall Aerial Map [~2002]
    Aerial map of Mildenhall, Wiltshire, England, circa 2002; The Martin and Mendenhall Families resided in this town
    Marriage Record [17 Feb 1689]
    Marriage Record [17 Feb 1689]
    Marriage record of Rev. Benjamin Mendenhall and Ann PENNELL
    Early Settlement of Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Early Settlement of Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Map of the Early Settlements of Delaware County, Pennsylvania; Lithograph of Bowen & Co., Philadelphia. A map of most of the early settlers circa 1700 to 1750. Various families are identified in the map: Maris, Mendenhall, Pearson, Newlin, Stanfield, & Woodward:

    Concord Twp: Benj Mendenhall, John Mendenhall, Moses Mendenhall, Nicholas Newlin
    Middletown Twp: Thos Woodward
    Thornbury Twp: Richd Woodward Jr
    Marple Twp: Thomas Pearon, Francis Stanfield, James Stanfield
    Springfield Twp: George Maris

    Replica of the original map in possession of Chad G. Nichols

    Headstones
    Unmarked Grave
    Unmarked Grave

    Histories
    History
    History
    "History of Rev. Benjamin Mendenhall," by an unknown author. Source, Mendenhall Family Association.
    History
    History
    "The 17th Century Mendenhalls in Concord, Pennsylvania." Source is Smith's, "History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania." Transcription and minor editions by Chad G. Nichols.

  • Notes 
    • NAME Surname also listed as Mildenhall. Ancestral File lists burial date as Feb 1740.

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Concord Mtg - 003441; Concord Mtg Burial Ground - 003442; Marriage Record - 000949; Histories - 001030, 001033; Mildenhall 1889 Map - 000378; Mildenhall 2002 Aerial Map - 000379

    2. [S34] Mendenhall Family Association (MFA), ([online] : http://www.mendenhall.org) (Reliability: 3).
      Provided historical notes and children's birth records

    3. [S415] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    4. [S20] 1689 List of Land-Holders of Chester County, Pennsylvania, ([Available online] A list of land-holders appears to have been prepared by or under the direction of Governor John Blackwell, about the year 1689, and it serves in a manner to indicate the extent of the settlements at that time, though it cannot be said to be complete, while many of those whose names are given did not reside on the land. There are evidently many errors in spelling of the names, which are given as in the original.) (Reliability: 3).
      "Jno. Harding, now Benj. Mendinhall," 250 acres

    5. [S397] History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Everts, Louis H., (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Futhey & Cope, 1881 A history of Chestery County, Pennsylvania. On file at Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, Pennsylvania), P 655 (Reliability: 3).
      MENDENHALL, John and Benjamin, were early settlers in Concord, and another brother, Moses, resided there a short time, but returned to England. They also had a sister, Mary, who came over unmarried, and became the wife of Nathaniel Newlin, April 17, 1685, and Margery, who married Thomas Martin, and came with him from England in 1685. They were from Mildenhall, in Wiltshire, which was formerly the family name.

      John married, in 1685, Elizabeth, daughter of George Maris, by whom he had three children,-George, b. 6,14,1686, d. 1758, unmarried; John, b. 4,3,1688, m. Susanna Pierson, 1709; Aaron, b. 9,20,1690, d. 4,30,1765, m. 4,16,1715 to Rose Pierson, sister of Susanna, and daughter of Thomas Pierson. John, Jr. and Aaron settled in East Caln, whence John went to Lancaster County, and finally to Virginia.

      Benjamin Mendenhall married, 2,17,1689, Ann, daughter of Robert and Hannah Pennell, of Middletown, by whom he had ten children,-Ann, b. 3,31,1690; Benjamin, b. 3,5,1691, m. Lydia Roberts, 3,9,1717; Joseph, b. 3,17,1692, m.Ruth Gilpin, 8,30,1718; Moses, b. 2,19,1694, m. Alice Pyle, 4,18,1719; Hannah, b. 6,11,1696, m. Thomas Marshall, 2,24,1718; Samuel, b. 1,28,1697; Rebecca, b. 10,10,1699, m. Thomas Gilpin, 2,21,1726; Ann, b. 7,22,1703, m. John Bartram, 10,11,1729; Nathan, b. 8,16,1705; Robert, b. 7,7,1713, m. 9,13,1734, to Phebe Taylor, 6,23,1762, to Elizabeth Hatton, and 2,6,1777, to Esther Temple.

      Phebe Mendenhall, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth, was born 7,7,1770, m. Gideon Thomas, and died 1,19,1875. Robert had a large number of children, whose descendants are numerous.

      Benjamin Mendenhall was held in good esteem both in his religious society and as a citizen. His sons Benjamin and Moses were both ministers. Joseph, the second son, removed to the west side of Brandywine, and became an active member of Kennet Meeting. He settled on a large tract of land purchased by his father in 1703. His children were Isaac, Hannah, Joseph, Benjamin, Ann, Stephen, and Jesse.

      Of these, Isaac married Martha Robinson, and was the father of Joseph, Isaac, Betty, Thomas, Noah, Benjamin, Martha, Dinah, Aaron, Ruth, and Caleb. He was born 8,13,1719 and died 8,18,1803. his wife died 5,21,1766. Aaron, his son, born 2,20,1760, married Sarah, daughter of Nicholas Woolas, and had children,-Ann, Isaac, Elwood, Hannah (m. to James Trimble), Sarah (m. to Chalkley Way), and Martha.

      Isaac, born 9,29,1806, married Dinah Hannum, 5,12,1831, and has had the following children: Anna (deceased), Aaron, Luther, Sarah (deceased), and Sallie Hannah. Of these, Aaron married Ella Taylor, by whom he had one child, Anna, and his wife dying, he married Hattie Shoemaker, by whom he has two children,- Isaac and Emma. This Aaron resides on the old Mendenhall property, purchased in 1703, part of a thousand acres, beginning on the Brandywine and extending west two and a half miles to the Letitia Penn line, in the shape of a parallelogram. This Mendenhall homestead contains 150 acres, and the house, shown elsewhere, is the third one built, and was erected in 1838. The barn was built in 1796. This homestead and farm is in Pennsbury township, but Aaron's father, Isaac, lives in Kennet township.
      Transcription by Candace Roth (clroth1229#earthlink.net)

    6. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      According to Ted Holz, Thomas MENDENHALL and Joane STROUD were married in the Aldbourne Parish Church in Wiltshire, England 12 Aug 1649. Information posted at http://mendenhall.8m.com/Aldbourne.html

    7. [S110] Early Church Records of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Volume 2, Peden, Henry C., Jr. M.A. & Launey, John Pitts, (Westminster, Maryland : Willow Bend Books, 199?), P 1 (Reliability: 3).
      Benjamin Mendenhall of Concord, wheelwright, son of Moses Mendenhall, formerly of Wiltshire, England, and Ann Pennell, dau. of Robert Pennell of Chester Creek, m. 17th of 2nd mo, 1689