A fascinating biographical sketch on Pioneer Ben Burgin can be found at burginfamily.org:
“Benjamin Burgin, the second child of John & Martha Burgin, was born in Kent County (Shrewsbury Parish) Maryland, November 30,1741 and was christened December 25, 1741. Kent County is on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, just across the northern part of the Chesapeake Bay from Baltimore County. Since the seventeenth century it has been the home of a large and important Burgin family, but these were not the only Burgins on the eastern shore of Md. In Somerset County, where the southern end of Maryland’s eastern shore borders on Virginia, Daniel Burgin and his wife Mary lived and raised a family on Goose Creek in Somerset Parish. . .”
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Burgin, Don. “A Gentleman Named “Pioneer Ben”" Voices from the Past: A Burgin Genealogy Website. 9 Dec. 2007 <http://theburginfamily.org/>. Excerpts from the forthcoming book, Burgins Back to Devon by Ramond Burgin