Benjamin Price (1732-bef1770)
Benjamin Price
Sex: Male
Birth: circa 1733
Death: before 1770
Father: either Benjamin Price (1709-bef 1762)
or Thomas Price (1711-1741)
(one of two brothers)
Mother: ? ? (b1719-?)
Spouse/Partner: Millicent Vaughn (c1734-1787)
Children: Mordecai Price (c1753-?)
Christopher Price (c1753-1833)
Thomas Price (c1755-?)
John Price (c1755-?)
Edith Price (c1759-c1830)
Rachel Price (c1759-aft1767)
Benjamin Price II (c1761-?)
Melinda Price (c1766-?)
Gist Price (bef1775-?)


Opinion of researcher Curt Sytsma[]

Researcher Curt Sytsma believes that Benjamin's father was Benjamin.

Theories that Millicent's husband, Benjamin PRICE, was a son of Thomas and Keturah (MERRYMAN), of the son of Mordecai and Mary (__), fill the Internet and even some prestigious publications. [This theory is] not proven, and . . . appear[s] to be false. --Curt Sytsma

Colonial Families of the United States[]

The publication entitled Colonial Families of the United States states that Benjamin's father was Thomas.

Marriage to Millicent Vaughn[]

Benjamin married Millicent Vaughn (c1734-1787).

Testimony of William Stewart[]

On June 4, 1852, William Stewart of Van Buren County, Iowa, answered various questions concerning the descendants of Benjamin. He testified: "I personally know Christopher Price, John Price, Benjamin Price, sons, and Rachel Carr, a daughter of Benjamin Price of Baltimore, as they told me. . . I have written letters for them to Millicent Price, the wife of Benjamin Price, who was their mother and received letters in answer assuring me [that they were] the identical heirs of said Benjamin Price." He further stated that he did not know the other children of Benjamin and Millicent personally "but was told by those above named that the family consisted of nine children, viz: Rachel Carr, Thomas Price, Mordecai Price, Edith Busby, Malinda Wheeler, Benjamin Price, Guess [Gist] Price, Christopher Price, and John Price, which was confirmed by the letters received from Millicent Price, their mother."

Military Service[]

On August 1, 1780, Benjamin was Captain in the Maryland Militia.


  • Testimony of William Stewart transcribed by Curt L. Sytsma, Sep. 21, 1998, from two earlier transcriptions provided by Pat Nelson, Medford, OR, Aug. 29, 1998, and Selena DuLac, Lake Navasu City, AZ, Sept. 1998; courtesy Curt Sytsma, e-mail, Jan. 12, 1999.
  • MUCK / STEWART Family File, a work in progress