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Anna Benedict

Family reference: 352.21

Born Born 13 Mar 1786 at Winchester, Connecticut
Married Married 11 Nov 1805 to Elijah Woods Davis at Middle Hero, Vermont
Died Died after 1864, at Lower Canada (now Quebec)

Parents of Anna:


  1. Mary Davis; b. 19 Oct 1808;
  2. Almira Davis; b. 10 Apr 1812; d. 12 Mar 1843
  3. Charlotte Davis; b. about 1821;
  4. Edwin Davis; b. about 1826

It is difficult to determine exactly all the children born to Anna Benedict and Elijah Davis due to the limited genealogical sources available for the early 1800's in English speaking, Lower Canada (now Quebec). However, given the span of child bearing years, and the time between the birth of her daughter Mary, and her son Edwin, it is quite probable that Anna Benedict had a number of children in that 20 years that have not yet been identified or found.

The Parents of Anna Benedict

Joshua Benedict and Mary Wilcox were married in Winchester, Connecticut in 1784. Anna was the oldest child of Joshua and Mary, she was born in Winchester, Connecticut in 1786.

Anna's Brothers and Sisters

Anna’s Early Years

Anna and her parents left Connecticut sometime after her birth in 1786. The family made their way to Massachuetts by 1790, where Joshua's brother William was living, and then on to Vermont by 1792.

Anna and Elijah

Records indicate that Anna Benedict married Elijah Davis in Middle Hero, Vermont in 1805.

At some point before the birth of their daughter in 1808, Anna Benedict and husband Elijah Davis had made their way from Vermont to St. Andrews, Argenteuil County, Lower Canada. Further, records indicate that they were accompanied, on that move, by Anna's parent's, Joshua & Mary Benedict and her younger siblings.

As, in an affidavit found in Joshua Benedict's Revolutionary War Pension file, a friend of the family, Darius Center, living in Grand Isle, Vermont states that Anna & Elijah Davis and Anna's family moved to Grand River, Lower Canada. Now, where exactly Grand River was in Lower Canada is questionable but, the now Ottawa River, which runs by Argenteuil County, used to be called the Grand River.

Anna Benedict and husband Elijah show up on the 1851 & 1861 Canadian Census in St.Andrews, Argenteuil County, Quebec. Elijah was a Carpenter by profession.

Elijah Woods Davis died on 6 January 1864, in St. Andrew's, at age 81 years, 11 months. At the time of his death, Anna Benedict, his wife, was still living.

So far no death record for Anna Benedict has been found, neither has her nor Elijah's place of burial been found.

The Final Years for Anna


-- SusanRobitaille - 24 Nov 2005
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