Plymouth County Biographies

Part of the Massachusetts Biographies Project

Benjamin Soule

Benjamin (2), son of Benjamin (1) Soule, was born about 1750. He appears to be the Benjamin Soule of the adjoining town of Plympton, Massachusetts, a soldier in the revolution, in Captain Thomas Loring's company on the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775. He was also in Captain Thomas Samson's company, Brigadier Joseph Cushing's regiment, at Rhode Island in 1776. In the census of 1790, Benjamin of Plympton is reported to have two sons under sixteen years and two females in his family. He was the only Benjamin Soule 1358b 1359 reported in New England, and none were in New York at that time. According to family tradition, he went to New Milford, Connecticut, and died in Binghamton, New York.

Source: Cutter, William Richard. Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. New York, NY: Lewis PublishingCompany, 1911.