Benjamin was born in Killingly, CT on November 24, 1738. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. On December 31, 1767 Benjamin married Keziah Morgan at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. Keziah, the daughter of Joseph Morgan and Margaret Cooley, was born in Brimfield on January 26, 1747/8 and died in Windsor, Connecticut on August 20, 1808. Keziah's tombstone reads "Keziah Wife of Benjamin Cade, Died Aug 20, 1808, Aged 62 years." After Keziah's death, Benjamin married Sally Hall, who was born in 1769.
Benjamin died in Windsor on April 25, 1826 and was buried in the Old South Cemetery. His tombstone reads: "In memory of Benjamin Cady Who Died April 25, 1826 AE 88." Benjamin's will was written August 31, 1820 and proved on April 29, 1826 and is abstracted as follows:
To wife Sally Cady land now lives on, except $100 for other legacies. To 4 eldest children Mrs. Mary Hall, Mrs. Lucy Curtis, Mrs. Betsey Silby and Horace Cady, $5 each. To youngest daughter, Maria Cady, $100 worth of land on the farm, and brass clock, 1 bed & bedding, desk. Witnesses: Reuben Smith, David Barlow, Caleb Kendall; widow to be executrix.
Sally was named executrix of his will, but shed died in Windsor on January 3, 1827 before the will was probated, and Caleb Kendall was appointed administrator. Sally's tombstone reads "In memory of Mrs Sally Relict of Mr. Benj. Cady Who Died Jan 1, 1827 AE 57." Court hearing was held at dwelling house of Isabella Patrick, Caleb Kendall administered. Inventory filed and accepted May 3, 1827, $1,391.66.
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