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Rev Amos Northrop Benedict

Born Born 11 Feb 1825 Canaan Valley , Litchfield co., Conn
Married Married 27 Oct 1847 Emily M Howland New Milford, Fairfield co., Conn
Died Died Date at Location



  1. Elgiva Benedict 1849-
  2. Edwy Ethelbert Benedict 1851-
  3. Wyden Howland Benedict 1854-
  4. Freydisa Benedict 1860-

Emily M Howland and Family

Emily was b 27Sep1827 at New Milford, Fairfield County, CT and d 8Jan1907 at Bridgeport, Fairfield County, CT. She was the daughter of Jacob Wood Howland 1786-1842 and Lucy Gregory 1792-1845.

Where They Lived

14Jul1847 New Marloborough, MA

01Apr1851 Huntington, Fairfield County, CT

Apr1855 New Milford, Fairfield County, CT

1857 Bridgeport, Fairfield County, CT

1861 Norwich, Chenango County, NY

1865 Stratfield, Fairfield County, CT

Census Records

1850 US Federal Census: New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut; Roll: M432_43; Page: 141; Image: 502. 7Nov1850

  • Benedict, Amos N, age 26, male, Baptist Minister, b CT, parents b CT
  • Benedict, Emily , age 23, female, b CT
  • Benedict, Ella E, age 2, female, b CT

1860 US Federal Census: Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll: M653_75; Page: 448; Image: 455. 28Jul1860

  • Benedict, Amos N, age 35, male, Baptist, b CT, parents b CT
  • Benedict, Emily N, age 32, female, b CT
  • Benedict, Ellen E, age 11, female, b CT
  • Benedict, Edwa E, age 9, male, b CT
  • Benedict, Widden H, age 5, male, b CT
  • Benedict, Friedan, age 1/12, female, b CT
  • Page, Charity H, age 36, female, b CT

1880 US Federal Census: New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts; Roll: T9_520; Family History Film: 1254520; Page: 528.4000; Enumeration District: 34; Image: 0539. not dated

  • Benedict, Amos N, age 55, white, male, age 55, m, minister of gospel, b CT, father b MA, mother b CT
  • Benedict, Emaly M, age 52, wife, white, female, age 52, keeping house, b CT, father b TN, mother b CT
  • Benedict, Frydisa, age 19, white, female, dau, age 19, at home, b CT, parents b CT
  • Sperry, Delia E, age 42, white, female, wifes sister, married, dress maker, b CT, parents b CT
  • Sperry, Irma H, age 9, white, female, dau, b IL, parents b CT

1900 US Federal Census: Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: T623_148 Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 429. 12Jun1900

  • Benedict, Edwyn, white, male, b Apr1851, age 49, m 10y, b CT, parents b CT, architect
  • Benedict, Luellen V, wife, white, female, b Apr1859, age 41, m 10y, mother of 4, 4 living, b CT, father b NY, mother b MA
  • Benedict, Ivan H, son, white, male, b May1877, age 22, single, b CT, father b NY, mother b MA, at school
  • Benedict, Eric W, son, white, male, b Sep1879, age 20, single, b CT, father b NY, mother b MA, at school
  • Benedict, Ethel, dau, white, female, b Sep 1881, age 18, single, b CT, father b NY, mother b MA, at school
  • Benedict, Ruth, dau, white, female, b Jun1885, age 14, single, b CT, father b NY, mother b MA, at school
  • Benedict, Amos N, father, white, male, b Feb1825, age 75, m 52y, b CT, father b MA, mother b CT


Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 346
113. Rev. THOMAS6 (Francis Knapp,5 Thomas,4 Thomas,3 James,2 Thomas1)
b. Nov. 9, 1803, at New Market, Mass.; m. Feb. 11, 1824, Betsey, dau. Philemon Prindle of Canaan, Ct., b. Jan. 5, 1804, and d. May 8, 1858, at Stockbridge, Mass.; m. 2d, Nov. 24, 1863, Angeline P. Bunnell. Studied three years at the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institute (now Madison University). Baptist clergyman; res. Colbrook, Ct. Ch.
1) - Rev. AMOS NORTHROP, b. Feb. 11, 1825, at Canaan, Ct.; m. Oct. 27, 1847, Emily M., dau. Jacob and Lucy Howland of New Milford, Ct. A Baptist clergyman. He was ordained and settled in New Marlborough, Mass., July 14, 1847. Removed and settled in Huntington, Ct., April 1, 1851; in New Milford, Ct., April, 1855; in Bridgeport, Ct., April, 1857; in Norwich, Chenango county, Nov., 1861, and in Stratfield, Ct., Aug., 1865; member of Connecticut legislature in 1867; res. at Stratfield, Ct. Ch.
a) Elgiva, b. June 11, 1849, at New Marlboro, Mass.
b) Edwy Ethelbert, b. April 29, 1851, at Huntington, Ct.
c) Wyden Howland, b. Nov. 5, 1854, at Huntington, Ct.
d) Freydisa, b. July 4, 1860. at Bridgeport, Ct.
2) - HIRAM WESLEY, b. Nov. 7, 1826, at Canaan, Ct.; res. Chicago, Ill.


NOTE: Consensus is that first b child, Elgiva/Elgira is a son. Per census records, is a daughter, Ellen/Ella.

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