The book The Cody Family in America reports that Melinda Cody married Joseph Putney Deuel, the son of Benjamin and Sybil (Putney) Deuel of Cambridge NY. The book goes on to state Benjamin Deuel, father of Jos P Deuel was among those Frenchmen who accompanied the Marquis De La Fayette when he came to the aid of the American Colonies. That would place his arrival after 1775.
Has anyone discovered with any degree of certainty any more identifying information about Benjamin Deuel? For example: where and when was he born, who were his parents, name of wife and date and place of birth, names of additional children, where did he settle, date and place of death.
Has any vital information been discovered about Sybil Putney or her parents, brothers or sisters?