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Alexander Benedict

Reference: 135.324

Born Born 27 March 17941 Aylesford, Kings Co., Nova Scotia
Died Died 17 April 1825  
Married Married 23 March 18201 Eliza Patterson at Aylesford, Kings Co., Nova Scotia

Parents:

Children:

  1. Alexander Benedict; b. 21 Dec 1820
  2. James Benedict; b. 11 Nov 1822, m. Lydia Marshall 1849
  3. Frederick Benedict; b. 9 Oct 1825, m. Mary J. Foster 1851

The Parents of Alexander

Alexander's parents fled the upheaval in Connecticut following the American Revolution. His father sought refuge with other Tory stalwarts in the still-British colonies of New Brunswick and then to Nova Scotia. His mother was from Long Island in New York state.

Alexander's Early Years

Little is known of Alexander as a young man. He was baptized at Wilmot Trinity Anglican church in Middleton, Kings Co., Nova Scotia.

Alexander and Eliza

Eliza's father was Alexander Patterson, her mother was Elizabeth Ovilvie. Eliza was born in Aylesford in 18 March 1803. The Pattersons were early pioneer settlers in the Aylesford township of Nova Scotia. The family roots go back to Armagh, Ireland, arriving in Halifax in 1770. After Alexander's death, she married Moses Orr of Aylesford.

The Final Years for Alexander

Alexander died young, aged 31, on April 17th, 1825.

Footnotes

Notes on the children:

Information on the children's birth dates is according to "The History Of Kings County", page 5631.

Further notes obtained from Donna Parker of New Minas, Nova Scotia:

  • Alexander was baptized on April 8, 1827.
  • James was baptized on July 8, 1824.
  • Frederick Benedict; b. Oct 9, 1825; m. 27 July 1851 to Mary Jane Foster; she b. June 1, 1830. About 32 years later, she married Thomas Rolland on May 15, 1883.
  • There might have been more children, according to Donna's notes:
    • Howard in 1854
    • Foster in 1856
    • James in 1865
    • William in 1859; d. 1888
    • Seymore in 1856
    • Emma J. in 1852; d. 1865
    • Fraser James in 1865; d. 1882
    • Mary E. in 1861; m. 1882
    • all above children are not verified at this time

Sources

  1. "The History of Kings County"; by Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton; 1st pub. 1910 by The Salem Press Co.; 2nd pub. 1972 by Mike Studio; Bellevile, Ont.; avail. for view at website www.ourroots.ca.

-- JimBenedict - 02 Dec 2005
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FREDERICKBENEDICT.jpg manage 2433.6 K 23 Feb 2007 - 19:46 TracyRounds Frederick Benedict on 1851 Census of Aylesford
alexbenedict1.pdf manage 613.6 K 15 Apr 2008 - 17:26 TracyRounds Alexander Benedict Jr.'s Baptism Record
alexbenedict2.pdf manage 464.1 K 15 Apr 2008 - 17:26 TracyRounds Alexander Benedict Sr.'s Baptism Record
alexbenedict3.pdf manage 695.3 K 15 Apr 2008 - 17:27 TracyRounds Alexander and Eliza's Marriage Record
jamesbenedict.pdf manage 661.1 K 15 Apr 2008 - 17:28 TracyRounds James Benedict's Baptism Record
frederickbenedict.pdf manage 627.4 K 15 Apr 2008 - 17:28 TracyRounds Frederick Benedict's Baptism Record
elizabenedict.pdf manage 1009.4 K 15 Apr 2008 - 17:30 TracyRounds Eliza Benedict's Second Marriage Record
alexbenedict4.pdf manage 680.9 K 15 Apr 2008 - 17:30 TracyRounds Alexander Benedict Sr.'s Death Record
jamesbenedict2.pdf manage 955.9 K 15 Apr 2008 - 17:31 TracyRounds James Benedict's Marriage Record

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