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Asahel Benedict

Born Born 1792   New York State
Married Married 26 Oct 1825 Evelina MooreA Franklin co., Ohio
Died Died 1881    


Known Children:

  1. Flavel T. Benedict
  2. Henry Lafayette Benedict; 1827-1878
  3. Charles W. Benedict
  4. William Anson Benedict; b. abt. 1831

Probably five other children, likely daughters, unknown at this time.

Asahelís Early Years

Asabel was the only known child of Obadiah Benedict with possibly three brothers and three sisters. Born in New York State, he was a farmer there before removing to Ohio.

During the second contest for American Relief from the British Tyrany [War of 1812] he became a teamster driving oxen and carrying stores and ammunition and using a musket on various occasions. He participated in the Battle of Tippecanoe and during the War became very strongly attached to General W. H. Harrison (later President Harrison) with whom he at one time swapped horses.1

Asahel and Evelina

Asahel Benedict married Miss Evelina Moore, a native of Connecticut, and a daughter of Chandler Moore, of England, who served in the Colonial Army during the Revolution, and was wounded by a sabre cut at the battle of Brandywine.

This couple was united in marriage in Ohio, and permanently resided in that State, having been among the earliest settlers of Franklin County. They were the parents of nine children.

Four sons grew to manhood, and all served in the Union Army during the Rebellion.B

The Final Years for Asahel

By 1850, Asahel had been widowed for eleven years and was now possibly living with his son Henry's inlaws, the Andrews, at Sharon, Franklin co., Ohio (per 1850 Federal census). Ten years later, he was living with his son Anson and family in Perry, Franklin co., Ohio (per 1860 Federal census).

Evelina died in 1839, and Asahel survived until 1881, when he passed away at the age of eighty-nine years.B


  • Family reference: 444.91
  • Family Tree: Benedict Generations
  • Lineage: Asahel Benedict6, (Obadiah5, Hezekiah4, James3, James2, Thomas1)
  • Books:
    • GBA-II p. 3051

Note A: Asahel Benedict married Ebelina More on 26 Oct 1825 at Franklin, Ohio; per, source film #285142, p. 155.

Note B: From "Portrait and Bigraphical Album of Sumner County, Kansas. Publisher: Chapman Brothers, 1885, p 427

Notes on the Children

  • Flavel T.: member of the 95th Ohio Infantry,rank of private, served under General Thomas at the Battle of Nashville durng which he received his death wound.
  • Henry Lafayette: see his biography page.
  • Charles W.: member of the 3rd Ohio Infantry and was captured by the confederates in the early years of the War, but was exchanged and continued to serve his country until the close of the contest. He married and had one son. Resided in Ohio.
  • William Anson: b. about 1831, farmer in Franklin co., Ohio; m. Julia Ann Hogle on March 23, 1852 at Franklin, Ohio, she born in New York State; member of the 14th Ohio Infantry, died from disease at Kingston, Georgia and was buried at Marietta National Cemetery, Georgia.
    • Frank O.; b. abt. 1854
    • Delia Florence.; 1857-1933
    • Mary Estella; 1858-1925
    • Wilson; 1860-
    • Hattie C.; 1862-

From Ohio Genealogy Express; Franklin county, Ohio marriages

date Name Married to Minister notes
1825 Oct. 26 Benedict, Asahel More, Ebelina Walker, Aristarchus  
1825 Mar. 10 Benedict, Catharine S. daughter of Obediah Benedict Lewis, Jacob H. Walker, Aristarcrus  
1823 Dec. 31 Benedict, Eley Justice, Robert, Jr. Walker Aristochus  
1818 Nov. 26 Benedict, Hannah Fairfield, Jacob, Jr. Stansbery, R.  
1816 Mar. 24 Benedict, Hezekiah Lewis, Elizabeth Griswold, Ezra  
1817 Dec. 9 Benedict, Obadiah, Jr. McClean, Caty Swaze, Wm. - Minister marriage return filed Dec. 13
1825 Oct. 5 Benedict, Obediah Little, Hetty Cowles, R. W.  
1825 Mar. 3 Benedict, Saphrona Granger, Moses Walker, Aristarcrus  

U.S. Federal Census of 1850

Person Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
BENEDICT, Asahil 55 M laborer N.Y.

- 1850 Census for Sharon, Franklin county, Ohio; Roll: M432_680; page: 27A; image: 61.

U.S. Federal Census of 1860

Person Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
BENEDICT, Wm. Anson 29 M farmer Ohio
Julia A. 26 F   N.Y.
Frank O. 6 M   Ohio
Delia F. 3 F   Ohio
Estelle 2 F   Ohio
Wilson 3/12 M   Ohio
Asahel 69 M laborer N.Y.

- 1860 Census for Perry, Franklin county, Ohio; Roll: M653_962; page: 154; image: 312; Family History Library film: 803962.


  1. "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America", Vol. II by Elwyn E. Benedict; 1st pub. 1969; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC.

-- JimBenedict - 02 Feb 2011
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