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Howard Melville Benedict

Born Born 27Apr1848 Warwick, Orange County, NY
Married Married 25Nov1875 Caroline Amelia ?
Died Died 11Sep1928

Parents:

  • Father:Benedict, William Lewis1814
  • Mother:Burt, Phoebe1818

Children:

  1. Clara May Benedict b 10Sep1876, Warwick, Orange County, NY. m 23Jan1900 Charles Quintard Owsley, postman b Jun1866, TN.
  2. Kate Burt Benedict b 1Aug1879, d 20Sep1958, Nashville, TN. m 21Nov1900 William Hershel Johnson Sr. He was b ca 1877
  3. William Andrew Benedict b 10Oct1882, Nashville, TN. m 10Oct1911 Linnie May Jinks. He d 24Aug1950. No issue
  4. Howard Irving Benedict b 6Sep1890, Nashville, TN. m 5Nov1911 Lula May Compton. He d 15Jul1970,Nashville, TN. Lula d May1974, Nashville, TN

This and That

His middle name, Melville, is to honor his fathers very good friend, Herman Melville, the author.

Howard’s Early Years

1880 US Federal Census: Warwick, Orange County, New York; Roll: T9_912; Family History Film: 1254912; Page: 378.1000; Enumeration District: 45; Image: 0133. 14Jun1880
  • Benedict, Howard M, white, male, age 32, head, married, farmer, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Caroline, white, female, age 31, wife, married, b CT, parents b CT
  • Benedict, Clara M, white, female, age 3, b NY, father b NY, mother b CT
  • Benedict, Kate B, white, female, age 10/12, b Aug, b NY, father b NY, mother b CT

1900 US Federal Census: Nashville Ward 20, Davidson County, Tennessee; Roll: T623 1565; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 115. 18Jun1900

  • Benedict, Howard M, head, white, male, b Apr1848, age 52, m 24y, b NY, parents b NY, lumber inspector
  • Benedict, Caroline A, wife, white, female, b Oct1848, age 51, m 24y, mother of 4, 4 living, b CT, parents b CT
  • Benedict, Kate B, dau, white, female, b Aug1879, age 20, single, b NY, father b NY, mother b CT, teacher of music
  • Benedict, William A, son, white, male, b Oct1882, age 17, single, b TN, father b NY, mother b CT, sawyer
  • Benedict, H Irving, son, white, male, b Sep1890, age 9, b TN, father b NY, mother b CT
  • Fancher, Amelia, wifes cousin, white, female, b May1822, age 78, single, b CT, father b NY, mother b CT
  • Cunningham, Auston B, son, white, male, b Jul1879, age 20, b TN, father b TN, mother b TN, lumber inspector

1910 US Federal Census: Res: Lebanon and Washville Townships, Civil District 3, Davidson County, Tennessee; Roll: T624_1496; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 87; Image: 1025. 27/28 Apr1910

  • Benedict, Howard M, head, male, white, age 61, m 35y, b NY, parents b NY, general farm, own account
  • Benedict, Caroline A, wife, female, white, age 61, m 35y, mother of 4, 4 living, b CT, parents b CT
  • Benedict, Howard E, son, male, white, age 20, single, b TN, father b NY, mother b CT
  • Benedict, William A, son, male, white, age 28, single, b TN, father b NY, mother b CT, pipefitter, fire extinguishers
........Next Door........
  • Johnson, William H, head, male, white, age 34, m1, m 9y, b TN, parents b TN, printer, newspaper
  • Johnson, Kate C, wife, female, white, age 30, m1, m 9y, mother of 4, 4 living, b NY, father b NY, mother b CT (dau of Howard and Catherine)
  • Johnson, Howard B, son, male, white, age 7, b TN, father b TN, mother b NY
  • Johnson, J Burt, son, male, white, age 5, b TN, father b TN, mother b NY
  • Johnson, W Herschel, son, male, white, age 3, b TN, father b TN, mother b NY
  • Johnson, Chauncy H, son, male, white, age 1 9 /12, b TN, father b TN, mother b NY

1920 US Federal Census: Civil District 3, Davidson County, Tennessee; Roll: T625_1735; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 103; Image: 877. 13Jan1920

  • Benedict, Harold E, head, male, white, own, age 71, b NY, parents b NY (sb Howard M)
  • Benedict, Caroline A, wife, female, white, age 71, b CT, father b NY, mother b CT
  • Owsley, Clara B, dau, female, white, age 43, wid, b NY, father b NY, mother b CT, school teacher, public school
  • Owsley, Mildred, grandau, female, white, age 17, single, b TN, father b TN, mother b NY, school teacher, public school
  • Owsley, Caroline D, grandau, female,white, age 14, did not attend school, b TN, father b TN, mother b NY
  • Owsley, Clara Q, grandau, female, white, age 12, b TN, father b TN, mother b NY
  • Owsley, Mary E, grandau, female, white, age 9, b TN, father b TN,. mother b NY
  • Owsley, Charles Q, grandson, male, white, age 7, b TN, father b TN, mother b NY

Footnotes

Benedicts of America, Vol II, Pg 150

Howard Melville Benedict b 27Apr1848, m Caroline Amelia ?, Res Warwick, NY until 13Jan1881 when they moved to Nashville, TN. Operated a lumber mill purchasing trees for lumber. Lumber Inspector. Active in the work of the Church of Christ, serving as Elder of the congregation at Foster St. and later at Donelson. He d 11Sep1928. She d 5Aug1937 at Nashville, TN. Children:

  • 1) Clara May b 10Sep1876 Warwick, Orange County, NY. m 23Jan1900 Charles Quintard Owsley. She d 13Mar1937 at Nashville, TN where she had been a school teacher in the city schools. 5 children born
  • 2) Kate Burt b 1Aug1879 Warwick, Orange County, NY. m 21Nov1900 William Hershchel Johnson. Resided Nashville, TN. She d 20Sep1958. 8 children born.
  • 3) William Andrew b 10Oct1882 Nashville, TN m 10Oct1911 Linnie May Jinks. Mechanic & City Fireman at Nashville where he d 24Aug1950. No children
  • 4) Howard Irving b 6Sep1890 Nashville, TN m 5Nov1911 Lula May Compton. Dental Surgeon. US Army Dental Corp. WWI France & Germany. Rank-Major. Active in church work. Elder in Church of Christ in Donalson, TN for many years succeeding his father. Res: Nashville 14, TN. 2 children born: a) James Howard b 12Jan1914, d 19Dec1917. b) Clara May b 21Aug1923.

Grandchildren

Children of Clara May (Benedict)and Charles Quintard Owsley:

  • a. Mildred Owsley b 30Jun1902, Nashville, TN m 1st 26Aug1935 Leonard H Wood. no issue. m 2nd 5Oct1950 Eugene Buchanan, he d 15Jun1957. m 3rd 27Oct1958 John W Buchanan.
  • b. Caroline Deering Owsley b 2Aug1905, Nashville, TN. unmarried
  • c. Clara Quintard Owsley b 24Dec1907, Nashville, TN. unmarried. d 24Oct1991
  • d. Mary Elizabeth Owsley b 20Jan1910, Nashville, TN. m 21Dec1937 Dan Blazer. he d Nov1979
  • e. Charles Quintard Owsley Jr b ca 1913, Nashville, TN

Children of Kate Burt (Benedict) and William Hershel Johnson Sr:

  • a. Joseph B Johnson b ca 1905, Nashville, TN
  • b. William Hershel Johnson Jr b ca 1907, Nashville, TN
  • c. Chauncy Hallin Johnson b ca 1909, Nashville, TN
  • d. Carolyn Johnson b ca 1911, Nashville, TN
  • e. Ethel Johnson b ca 1913, Nashville, TN
  • f. Katherine Hill Johnson b ca 1916, Nashville, TN
  • g. James Johnson b ca 1918, Nashville, TN
  • h. Margaret Johnson b ca 1922, Nashville, TN

Children of Howard Irving Benedict and Lula May (Compton)

  • a. James Howard Benedict b 12Jan1914, TN, d 19Dec1917
  • b. Clara May Benedict b 21Aug1923

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