Benjamin Birdsall was born in 1740 and married Mary Tooker (or Tucker). Benjamin d. Oct, 1790. They moved from Hempstead to Orange County (Newburgh) with his brother Daniel. There were three Benjamins in the Revolution. This Benjamin was a member of the Committee of Safety of Newburgh. He was a soldier in Captain Clark’s Company of Exemps under Colonel Hasbrouck. In the 1790 census he was recorded in Oyster Bay County. A Major in the Revolution, Dutchess County Militia, N.Y. 5th Regiment
The Tooker family were the descendants of Charles Tooker who came from Long Island with the Birdsalls, and wh had: 1. Reuben m. Martha Fowler, dau. Of Sam Fowler, Sr.; 2. Daniel; 3. Mary, married Benjamin Birdsall; 4. Hannah, m. Col. Leonard Smith; 5. Martha, married Isaac Fowler, Jr.; 6. Ruth, married Gen. Nathaniel Dubois.
Children of Bejnamin Birdsall and Mary Tooker, surname Birdsall:
07-9 Margaret, b. 1765, m. John Salmon in 1785
07-10 Martha, m. Capt. Ed Griswold in 1792
07-11 Hannah, m. 1) David Sinsabaugh and 2) J.D. Ferris
07-12 Samuel, b. 1777, m. ______. He was in the Drake Reg., Dutchess Co. 3rd Reg.
07-13 Charles, b. 1778, m. Amelia Belknap on May 2, 1802
07-14 Cornelia, b. 1780, m. Capt. A. Howll
07-15 Mary, m. Gilbert Cooper
07-16 Asa, b. 1784 in Newburgh, lived with Charles. Lost at sea.
07-17 Benjamin, b. 1785, m. _____ Howell
The Birdsall Family, George A. Birdsall, 1982, pgs. 3, 6 and Notes 9 and 220
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