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LT Aaron Benedict

Born Born 17Jan1745 Danbury, Connecticut
Married Married 13Dec1769 Esther Trowbridge Danbury, Connecticut
Died Died 16Dec1841 Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut
:buried Buried Old Middlebury Cemetery Middlebury, New Haven County, Connecticut



  1. Rebecca Benedict 1772-1852
  2. Daniel Benedict 1774-1781
  3. Mary Benedict 1777-1865
  4. Amos Benedict 1780-1817
  5. Sally Benedict 1882-
  6. Aaron Benedict; 1785-
  7. Son Benedict 1888-1888
  8. Esther Benedict 1789-

Esther Trowbridge and Family

Esther was b 6Nov1748 (O.S.), and d 16Mar1833.

ís Early Years

Military History

September - October 1777 Participants in the Battles of Saratoga
BENEDICT, Aaron CT Lieutenant, Col. Baldwin's regt. Ref. CT01*
*CT01 - Johnston, Henry P., ed.; "The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service During the War of the Revolution, 1775 - 1783;" (Hartford CT, 1889)

Per the CT Society, Sons of the American Revolution:
Lieutenant Aaron Benedict is buried in the Old Middlebury Cemetary, Middlebury, CT. b 17Jan1745 in Danbury, CT, the 5th son of Captain Daniel Benedict and Sarah Hickok. He served in the French Indian War and in the CT Militia out of Waterbury, CT during the American Revolution. He participated in the march to aid the Continental Army at North River, at Fishkill, and at the battle for Quebec. After the war, he migrated to Middlebury, CT and received a pension for his services. He represented Middlebury in the legislature from 1809-1810, and was a delegate from Middlebury to the constitutional convention in 1818. He was the father of Aaron Benedict, founder of the Waterbury Brass Co., the company instrumental in Waterbury's development as a manufacturing force in the 19th century. He married Esther Trowbridge on 13Dec1769, and died on 16Dec1841.


Per Benedicts in America, Vol I, Pg 373
12. Lieut. AARON5 (Daniel,4 Daniel,3 Daniel,2 Thomas1), b. Jan. 17, 1745; m. Dec. 13, 1769, Esther Trowbridge, b. Nov. 6, 1748 (O. S.), and d. March 16, 1833. "The year after his marriage he removed to Waterbury, and settled in the east part of what is now the town of Middlebury. He was in the French war, probably, and was a Lieut. in the Revolution, served before Quebec, and was placed on the pension roll. (Hist. Waterbury, p. 349). He was a leading man in the town, and represented it in the legislature, May, 1809, May, 1810, and Oct., 1810. He was, also, a delegate to the constitutional convention, for Middlebury, Aug., 1818. Mr. B. was a remarkable and very superior type of the old-time, strong-minded, straightforward, square men." He d. Dec. 16, 1841. Ch.

1) REBECCA, b. Aug. 31, 1772; m. Dec. 20, 1792, Eli Clark of Waterbury; d. July 27, 1852.
2) DANIEL, b. Jan. 17, 1774; d. Nov. 5, 1781.
3) MARY, b. April 24, 1777; m. Nov., 1800, Rev. Asa Lyman of Clinton, and d. Nov., 1865. He d. Jan. 20, 1836, at Clinton. Their son, Rev. Theodore Benedict Lyman, was lately in charge of English chapel, Rome, Italy.
4) (26.) AMOS, b. July 6, 1780.
5) SALLY, b. Aug. 22, 1782. Living on the old homestead in Middlebury, Ct.
6) (27.) AARON, b. Aug. 9, 1785.
7) Son, b. March 16, 1788; d. April 25, 1788.
8) ESTHER, b. Aug. 11,1789; m. Oct. 20, 1829, Dr. Jacob Linsley of Middlebury, b. Aug. 25, 1791, and d. Feb. 9, 1849. She res. at Waterbury, Ct.

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