BENJAMIN PLATT (1757 - 1833)
New Milford, Connecticut
"He was born in Danbury, Connecticut on January 3, 1757. He removed to Lanesboro, Massachusetts, then to Columbus, Ohio about 1817.
Benjamin Platt was a worker in gold, silver and brass. He made clocks and invented a surveyor's compass, moveable for running lines over hilly ground. He was in New Milford in 1802. His grandson, William Augustus, was born in Lanesboro, Massachusetts, March 7, 1809. He was with his grandfather in Columbus in early boyhood.
'The Platt Lineage (N.Y. Thomas Whittaker 1891) G. Lewis Platt, History of the Town of New Milford and Bridgewater, Conn. 1703-1882 by Samuel Orcutt.'
In 1802 he was Master of St. Peters Lodge No. 21, New Milford, Conn. Benjamin Platt died August 15, 1833 in Columbus, Ohio. His death notice appeared in the August 17, 1833 edition of the Ohio State Journal.