There is the link of Arnolds drawn across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut through the line of Benedict Arnolds. The first Benedict (son of William Arnold) moved to Rhode Island (after emigrating to Massachusetts from England) and helped establish the colony, later serving as its governor.
This Arnold line, after just three generations of subdividing their land through the practice of partible inheritance, had begun to crowd themselves off the land. They were among thousands of third- and fourth-generation families in colonial New England who faced the dilemma of overcrowding as they multiplied rapidly and attempted to squeeze their numerous progeny onto relatively fixed amounts of farm acreage. Ultimately, further divisions of land would have resulted in freehold farming units too small in size to support families at even subsistence levels. As such, splitting the 140 acres of Benedict III among his six surviving children made no practical economic sense. One, most likely the eldest son, Caleb, received the whole of his father's freehold estate. The younger brothers and sisters had to accept alternate forms of inheritance. In the case of Benedict IV, his bequest was an apprenticeship (as a cooper), which endowed him with the capacity to earn a modest living.
Around 1730 this 4th Benedict traveled westward to the inland port town of Norwich in eastern Connecticut. He was looking for opportunities to tap into trade and commerce exchange. There he established himself, married a rich widow, and brought forth many children, including the infamous Benedict Arnold.