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George Vail Benedict

Born Born 10 Jan 1822 Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn
Married Married 16 Jan 1854 Beulah (Peck) Griffin Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn
Died Died 01 Sep 1876 Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn


  • Father:George Benedict?; 1786-1838
  • Mother:Vail, Dorcas B 1793-1867


  1. Benedict, Mary b 1Jan1859, d 10May1859, Danbury, Fairfield County, CT
  2. Benedict, Fanny b 1Jan1859 -

Census Records

1850 US Federal Census: M432_37, pg 105, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 6Aug1850, line 99, Family No 384:

  • Dorcus Benedict, age 58, female, white, b CT
  • George Benedict, age 28, male, white, farmer, b CT

1860 US Federal Census: M653_73. Pg 190, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, line 2, Dwelling No 169, Family No 191. 7Jun1860

  • George V. Benedict, age 38, male, farmer, value of personal estate: 100, b Connecticut
  • Bulah P., age 26, female, b Connecticut
  • Dorcas, age 64, female, value of real estate: 1700, value of personal estate: 250, b Connecticut

1870 US Federal Census: M593_97, 19Jul1870, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, line 5, Dwelling No 579, Family No 665:

  • Griffing, E.S., age 61, male, white, blacksmith, value of Real Estate: 3000, value of Personal Estate: 1000, b CT, US Citizen
  • Sarah, age 65, female, white, keeping house, b NY
  • Dwelling No 580, Family No 666:
  • Benedict, George, age 48, male, white, laborer, value of real estate: 3000, personal estate: 300, b CT, US Citizen
  • Bulah P, age 36, female, white, dressmaker, b CT

1880 US Federal Census: T9_94, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 5Jun1880, pg 112, ED 112, District 1, Danbury, Fairfield County, CT, House No 52, Dwelling No 94, Family No 135:

  • Griffing, Sally, white, female, age 74, widowed, keeping house, b NY, father b RI, mother b RI
  • Benedict, Buelah, dau, white, female, age 46, widowed, keeping house, b CT, father b CT, mother b NY


Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 302

Eliakim5, Thaddeus4, Thomas3, James2, Thomas1 Eliakim b 26Sep1753; m 22May1783, Hannah, dau Joseph4 (13) Benedict, b 1754, and d 24Jul1731. He represented Danbury in General Assembly: May 1807, Oct1808, and Oct 1809. He d 22Aug1832. Chd: 1) Eliakim b 3May1799, d 9Nov1803. 2) George b 4Sep1786; m 11Mar1811 Dorcas, dau John Vail, b 25Jul1794, and d 10Jul1867. He d 2Feb1838. Chd: a) Eliakim Starr b 29Feb1813; m Sophia __; m 2d, Delilah b 1818; res New Preston, CT. Census, 1860 gives Ch: I) Francis b 1850. II) Israel b 1853. b) Thomas Taylor b 28May1815; m 26Nov1836 Sarah, dau James and Hannah Peck of Greenwich, CT. Ch: I) Parthenia Vail b 20Feb1838; d 8Jun1838. II) Thomas Eldridge b 4Feb1840; m 2Aug1865 Frances H, dau Silas and Susan A Belham, b 11Sep1845. Enlisted Co A, 5th Regt, CT Vols; reenlisted _; served four years. Ch: i) Clifford Eldridge b 7Aug1866. c) Harriet Losena b 16Dec1842; m 28Jun1859 Joseph Blakesley. d) George Edwin b 5Jun1845; res New Haven, CT. e) Emanuel b 25Sep1857, d 4Jan1864. 3) George Vail b 10Jan1822; m 16Jan1854 Beulah Peck, dau Eliakim and Sarah P Griffin, b 1834; res Danbury, CT. Ch: i) Mary b 1Jan1859, d 10May1859 4) Hannah b 7Oct1792; m 2Jan1828 John Harper Whiting; d 24Jul1836

Danbury, Connecticut Directories, 1885-90

Name: Mrs. George V. Benedict Location 2: 52 South Year: 1885, 1886 City: Danbury State: CT


Per LDS 1435525, Danbury, Fairfield County, CT, pg 37:

Fanny Benedict b 1Jan1859, Father George Benedict, age 38, white, of Danbury, Farmer Mother: Beulah, age 23, white, born Danbury. No record for Mary found. No children listed in any of the census years.

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