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Name Cleland Benedict

Born Born 10Jul1868 Brooklyn, Long Island, NY
Married Married Date Florence ? at Location
Died Died Date at Location


  1. Coleman H Benedict 1911-2005

Son Coleman H Benedict

Coleman H was b 20 Nov 1911, Bronx, New York City, NY, d 20Apr2005
He m Ethel W ?, if any children born is unknown.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
Name: Coleman Benedict Birth Date: abt 1912 Age: 15 Port of Departure: New York, New York, United States Arrival Date: 28 Jun 1927 Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England Ports of Voyage: Boston Ship Name: Celtic

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Coleman H Benedict Arrival Date: 5 Sep 1956 Birth Year: abt 1912 Birth Location: New York Age: 44 Gender: Male Port of Departure: Southampton, England Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: New York Benedict, Coleman H, age 44, male, married, res 445 W 23rd St, Apt 12b, New York, NY, b NY
Benedict, Ethyle, age 37, female,married, res 445 W 23rd St, Apt 12b, New York, NY, b VT

WWII US Army Enlistment Records
Name: Coleman H Benedict
Birth Year: 1911
Race: White, Citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Pennsylvania
State of Residence: New York
County or City: Bronx
Enlistment Date: 29 May 1942
Enlistment State: New York
Enlistment City: New York City
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of
Source: Civil Life
Education: 4 years of college
Civil Occupation: College presidents, professors, and instructors
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 72
Weight: 166

Social Security Death Index Name: Coleman Benedict SSN: 105-36-4306 Last Residence: 10011 New York, New York, New York Born: 20 Nov 1911 Died: 20 Apr 2005 State (Year) SSN issued: New York (1962)


1880 US Federal Census: Brooklyn, Kings, New York; Roll 853; Family History Film: 1254853; Page: 163B; Enumeration District: 201; Image: 0649. 1Jun1880
Benedict, Coleman, white, male, age 45, married, broker, b C, parents b CT
Benedict, Mary A, white, female, age 40, wife, keeping house, b NY, father b Scotland, mother b NY
Benedict, Frank W, white, male, age 20, son, single, b NY, father b CT, mother b NY (Francis Wheeler)
Benedict, Jessie, white, female, age 14, dau, b NY, father b CT, mother b NY, at school
Benedict, Samuel C, white, male, age 13, son, b NY, father b CT, mother b NY, at school (sb Lemuel)
Benedict, Cleeland, white, male, age 12, son, b NY, father b CT, mother b NY, at school (sb Cleland)
Benedict, Gracie P, white, female, age 5, dau, b NY, father b CT, mother b NY
Cleeland, Harry, brother in law, white, male, age 21, single, clerk, b NY, father b Scotland, mother b NY (sb Cleland)
Huntington, Nellie, niece, white, female, age 20, single, b WI, father b CT, mother b NY
3 female servants b Ireland, 1 male servant b DC

1900 US Federal Census: Res: 61 South Portland, Brooklyn Ward 20, Kings, New York; Roll T623_1057; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 315. 3Jun1900
Benedict, Coleman, head, white, male, b Sep1834, age 65, m 44y, b CT, parents b CT, retired stock broker
Benedict, Mary A, wife, white, female, b Feb1834, age 65, m 44y, mother of 5, 5 living, b NY, father b CT, mother b Ireland
Benedict, Jessie, dau, whtie, female, b Feb1865, age 35, single, b NY, father b CT, mother b NY
Benedict, Lemeul C, son, white, male, b Jun1867, age 32, single, b NY, father b CT, mother b NY, stock broker
Benedict, Cleland, son, white, male, b Jul1868, age 31, single, b NY, father b CT, mother b NY, stock broker
4 female servants, all b Ireland

1910 US Federal Census: Res: 47th Street, Manhattan Ward 22, New York, New York; Roll T624_1045; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 1280; Image: 465. 20 & 21Apr1910
Benedict, Cleland, head, white, male, age 41, single, b NY, father b CT, mother b NY, stockbroker

1920 US Federal Census: Res: West 97th Street, Manhattan Assembly District 9, New York, New York; Roll T625_1202; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 694; 14Jan1920
Benedict, Cleland, head, rent, male, white, age 51, married, b NY, parents b NY, broker, stocks
Benedict, Florence, wife, female, white, age 36, married, b PA, parents b PA
Benedict, Coleman, son, male, whtie, age 8, b NY, father b NY, molther b PA


Benedicts to America, Vol II, Pg 348
117. Jesse Wheeler6 (Jesse5, Thaddeus4, Thomas3, James2, Thomas1)
b 25Dec1810 at Black Rock, CT; m 3Jul1833 Frances Ann, dau Lemuel Coleman of Bridgeport, CT. "Shortly after his birth, the family removed to Bridgeport, where his father died before he was five years old. His mother was left with a very small patrimony. The ordinary way would have been to husband this and set the boy at work as soon as possible, but she appreciated the value of education for this, her only child, and resolved to use her limited means, mainly, for that purpose. From the necessity of the case, she was extremely economical in everything excepting books and education for her boy. He remained with her until he was twelve years old (using diligently all the educational advantages of the town), when he was sent to classical school, at Danbury, to prepare for college. He entered Yale in the autumn of 1826, and remained there about two years, when failing health compelled his mother, on the advice of the physician, to withdraw him. He was then sent abroad; returned in about a year restored in health, and commenced the study of law in the office of J.W. Girard, Esq., of New York City. He was admitted to the bar in November, 1832. He soon formed a business connection with Charles O'Conor, Esq., at a salary of $500 a year, and on this assured income, he was married. Not long afrer, he was taken into partnership by Mr O'Conor, with whom he remained about two years. Then a wealthy relative proposed a lucrative engagement in the mercantile line, which, with Mr O'Conor's approbation, he accepted. After two years experience in mercantile business, ending with the crisis and crash of 1837, he was glad to return to his old profession, and to his partnership connection with Mr O'Conor. In 1839 he commenced alone, and, in 1843, Andrew Boardman, who had studied with him, became his partner. The firm of Benedict & Boardman is one of the most respected and prosperous, as it is now, one of the oldest law firms in the city of New York. Owing to an impulsive temperament, Mr Benedict's decisions are made promptly, yet, on account of his quick perceptions, they are almost invariably correct. Of late years he has practiced but little at the bar, but his advise and counsel has been earnestly sought in a number of important cases. His cheerful disposition has made many a despondent client leave his office with a lighter heart. His soundness of Judgement and thorough integrity, combined with an untiring industry, have given him the confidence of all with whom he comes in contact. While a student at law in 1831, away from his home and its restraints, and while exposed to the perils and temptations of a great city, he united with the Presbyterian church in Laight street, under the pastoral care of Rev Dr. Cox. Since that period he has been an active Christian man, identified with what heretofore has been called the new school Presbyterian church; for many years an elder in the Madison Square Presbyterian church, also a member of the general assembly's board on church erection, and for many years its treasurer and secretary. He was, also, for a protracted period, a member of the general assembly's education Committee. These various duties were performed with that energy and skill which is habitual to the man. A close and critical student of the Bible, his best thoughts and hours of leisure have been bestowed upon it, and few have acquired greater skill and ability than he in explaining and applying the Word of God, or few are listened to with more delight and attention. Now (1870) in his 60th year, and in the enjoyment of good health, with ample means, and surrounded with nearly thirty children and grandchildren, he is spending the evening of his life in quiet and comfort at his delightful home at Audubon Park on the banks of the Hudson. Ch:
247. Coleman, b 4Sep1834, at Bridgeport, CT; m 26Jun1856, Mary A, dau James and Elida Cleland of New York, b 6Feb1833. Broker, 24 Bond St, NY. Ch:
a) Francis Weeler, b 7Dec1858, Brooklyn, L.I.
b) Nellie, b 7Oct1861; d 16May1864
c) Jessie, b 6Feb1865, Brooklyn
d) Lemuel Coleman, b 30Jun1867
e) Cleland, b 10Jul1868
248. Mary Louisa, b 22Aug1836, at Bridgeport, CT; m 25Mar1857, Peter Carter, of firm Robert Carter & Bros., NY
249. Fannie, b 27Jan1839, at NY city; m 12Dec1861, Edward Payson Griffin, of firm of H Griffin & Son, NY
f) Jesse, b 27Jan1839, d 4Mar1839
250. Kate, b 19May1841; m 17Jun1868, Rev. John Newton Feeeman, son of Rev. John Edgar Freeman, missionary of O.S. Presbyterian church to India, and who was killed at Cawnore, India, by the Sepoys, during their rebellion. Rev. Fr. Freeman is settled over 1st Presbyterian church in Peekskill. Mrs. Kate Benedict Freeman died 10Mar1870. "Her schoolmates in Spinger Institute remember her as the life of the school. At more mature years she wielded a skillful pen, and was a frequent contributor to the columns of the NY Observer. When the war broke out she found full scope for her warm heart, in visiting the hospitals and waiting on the wounded soldiers, reading to them, writing their letters, and in carrying them delicacies to tempt their capricious appetites. It is not yet two yeas since she entered upon the duties of a pastor's wife, with all the zeal of her earnest nature, laboring in season and out of season. With particular earnestness did she strive to win young souls to Jesus, yet with patient humility, bearing the bodily weakness that retarded her work, remembering that 'they also serve, who only stand and wait,' and so, she went trustingly 'from the shadow of this worlds's night into Gods's pure sunshine bright.'"
g) Jane, b 10Mar1843; d 25Mar1843
251. Emma, b 24Nov1847
h) Anna, b 2Dec1848; d 1Mar1855
i) Laura, b 12Dec1850, d 1901
j) Ella, b 5Jan1852; d 6May1852
252. Carrie, b 24Feb1853
253. George Lane, b 12Apr1856
254. Jessie, b 25Dec1859

-- SandeeToo - 12 Oct 2010
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