I am a descendent of Benjamin Munn (1595-1675) through his brother Daniel Munn (1593-1666). I have been researching this line of the Munns since 1970 and have a lot of data, copies of old documents, etc on them.
However...... I could not find a connection between Benjamin (1595-1675) and your Benoni. And I do not have anything on your James William Tryon Munn.
I keep records of any and all Munns I come across and will add yours to my Family Tree Maker files, with your permission, referencing you as the source.
If you want any info on the "pioneer" Benjamin and/or his descendents, just let me know.
"Old Ben" or "Aged Ben" as he was known in various documents must have been quite a character. He was noted in several legal cases/documents. He took one of his step-sons, Samuel Ball to court for being a what we call today as a Senior Abuser. Samuel was awarded 20 lashes and a fine.
I do list your Asa B. Munn as born on July 1, 1823 in Deerfield, MA, died in Illinois, married Jerusha Adams on September 1, 1851 in MA, born about 1830. They had 3 children: Hugh born in 1852, Edward born November 9, 1859 and James Abbott born March 19, 1861. There were a lot of Asa's in the Munn family. It was very confusing at times as cousins would be born about the same time and place. My records of Asa B. take him six direct generations from Ol' Benjamin.
I do have some records on the Nova Scotia Munns too, but I do have a number of missing blanks.
Do you know Wayne C. Taylor who lives across the pond (Lake Huron)in Owen Sound, Ontario from me (Michigan)? He is a Munn descendent, through his ggrandmother, Ann Munn b 1842, Scotland d 1922 Ontario . Some of his ancestors, the Larke family, are from Rogers City, MI, my home town. We still haven't found a definite connection between his Munns and mine. Someday....... His ggrandmother is a branch of your Nova Scotia Munns. I have her direct line on file back to her grandfather, Donald Munn, born about 1770 in Scotland.
Two of my ancestors; Benjamin Munn 1737-1824 and Phineas Munn 1736-1820 were Tories. Both had been jailed for a while in Massachusetts., then released, and "escaped" to Nova Scotia during the Revolutionary War in 1777. Phineas came back to MA in 1779 and was captured and jailed. He was soon released and lead a fruitful life having 10 children. Benjamin came back to MA when he was old about 1817, and died there. All of his family had died in his absence. I haven't been able to find any references or records of their being in Nova Scotia. Maybe..... Benjamin was your Benoni's father or grandfather.
The early Munns moved back and forth between Connecticut and Massachusetts frequently, like Ol' Ben who had property in both states.
James Patrick Munn
Hubbard Lake, MI
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