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Archibald Benedict

Born Born 17 Feb 1782 Danbury, Fairfield co., Conn
Married Married 31 Dec 1805 Phoebe Judson Mygott Danbury, Fairfield co., Conn
Died Died 07 Jan 1822 at Location



  1. Antoinette Benedict 1806-1824
  2. Eli Nobel Benedict 1808-1826
  3. Rebecca Benedict 1816-
  4. Mary Mygott Benedict 1820-1901

Phebe/Phoebe Judson Mygott and Family

Phoebe was b 17Mar1785 at Danbury, CT, d 12Mar1820. She was the daughter of Eli Mygott b 25Jan1742 at Danbury, he d 26Oct1807 at New Haven, New Haven County, CT. Her mother was Mary Benedict b 20Jun1744 at Danbury, CT and d 15May1796 at Danbury, CT


Archibald Benedict and Phebe Judson Mygatt are 2nd cousins. Their common ancestors are Daniel Benedict Jr and Rebecca Taylor.

Archibald1782, Capt Nobel1735, Matthew1707, Daniel Benedict Jr and Rebecca Taylor

Phebe1785, Mary1744, Theophilus1711, Daniel Benedict Jr and Rebecca Taylor


Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 374
14. Capt. NOBLE5 (Matthew,4 Daniel,3 Daniel,2 Thomas1)
b. Jan. 25, 1735; m. July 6, 1763, Eunice, dau. Samuel Gregory, Esq., b. Jan. 29, 1738, and d. Jan 27, 1815. At the breaking out of the Revolutionary war, he raised a company of one hundred soldiers(*) in Fairfield Co., which was incorporated May 1, 1775, as the 6th Co. in the 5th Regt. of the Connecticut line, which was under the command of Col. David Waterbury. He commanded his company during the campaign of of 1775, serving before Ticonderoga, Aug., 1775, and before Montreal, and below Fort St. Johns, Nov., 1775. He was discharged Dec. 13, 1775; reappointed and taken prisoner in Nov., 1776, at Fort Washington, on the Hudson river. He appears to have been been appointed captain three times, receiving the last appointment, Nov., 1776. Hinman says "that at the time he was taken prisoner, one half of his company being with him, were also taken -- the other half then being in Fort Lee, on the other bank of the Hudson. The prisoners, excepting officers, were confined in the sugar house, in New York. The cruelties inflicted upon them are the theme of conversation among their relatives to this day. The detail of the sufferings was communicated to their friends by the survivors, Sergt. [Jonah] Benedict and Stephen Bump. Col. Joseph Barnum, the father of one of these sufferers learned from them that, for many days, his son, having been deprived of food and drink, literally died of hunger in the act of attempting to bite a brick, and with a piece of brick in his mouth," etc. (See Hinman's Connecticut in the Revolution, pp. 137, 168, 208, 234, 587.) Capt. Noble represented the town of Danbury in general assembly of Connecticut, Oct., 1779; selectman in 1787. He d. May 19, 1809. Ch.
1) - EUNICE, b. Aug. 13, 1764; d. Oct. 3, 1782.
2) - ESTHER, b. Nov. 11, 1767; d. July 26, 1775.
3) - JERE, b. March 23, 1775; d. July 26, 1775.
4) - ESTHER, Feb. 19, 1777; m. Oct. 25, 1807, John C. Gray; d. Dec. 13, 1812.
5) - ARCHIBALD, b. Feb. 17, 1782; m. Dec. 31, 1805, Phoebe, dau. Col. Eli and Mary Mygatt of Danbury, b. 1785, and res. at Danbury, Ct. He d. Jan. 7, 1822. Ch.
a) Antoinette, b. Dec. 28, 1806; d. March 21, 1824.
b) Eli Noble, b. Oct. 21, 1808; d. Jan. 27, 1826.
c) Rebecca, b. Jan. 15, 1816; res. Danbury.
d) Mary Mygatt, b. March 12, 1820; res. Danbury.
(*) The original roll of this company is on file at Hartford, Ct., and shows the names of Corporal Jonah and privates Eleazer, Hezekiah, Gilbert and William Benedict.

Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Archie Benedict Gender: Male Birth Date: 17 Feb 1782 Birth Location: Danbury Parent Name: Capt. Noble Parent Name: Eunice


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