Jacob Benson, Pioneer, and His Descendants, in the Towns of Dover and Amenia, Dutchess County, New York, together with Some Information of the Early Members of the Benson Family in New England and New York State, by Arthur T. Benson in collaboration with Lyman Edgar Cooley and Ernest Lynwood Cooley; compiled Vivian Bulloch Keatley (Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 1915),  8vo, 130 pages, including a seven-page index.  The Digital Edition on CD-ROM © August 2006.

Jacob Benson, one of the first settlers of Dutchess County, New York, is said to have come there, about 1742, from Rhode Island. His descendants are tracked in this history through about six generations (ninety pages).  Additionally, the volume includes notes on the early history of the Benson family in New England and New York, notes on Amenia, New York, and its Benson "neighborhood," two poems celebrating the history of the family, and an assortment of anecdotes

Among related families, only DUTCHER is especially prominent. For a complete list, see the online index.

The Digital Edition:  Two text files (530 Kb).

Enhancements: In the absence of a numbering system in the original, the lineage-tracking hyperlinks in this digital edition are especially valuable.

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