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Surgeon Benjamin Stockton


Original Member, admitted 1783

Surgeon Benjamin Stockton

Benjamin Brearley Stockton, born 14 Aug 1754 in Princeton, NJ, died 9 Jun 1829 in Caledonia, NY. The son of Major Thomas Stockton and Sarah Brearley, Benjamin B. Stockton entered the hospital department in December 1776 and, in June 1777, received an appointment from Doctor William Shippen of Philadelphia as Junior Surgeon in the hospital department, which office he held until Feb 1778. Early in June of that year he was appointed Surgeon in Colonel Seeley’s Regiment, remaining one year. He is said to have been at the Battle of Monmouth, and the battles of Long Island and Trenton. He removed to Cohocton, Steuben County, New York, thence to Vernon, Oneida County, and then to Buffalo, and was a surgeon there when the hospital burned in 1813. He then located in Caledonia where he died.