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James Tallmadge Benedict

Born Born 29Dec1818 Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island
Married Married 4Aug1841 Arria Sumner at Location
Died Died Date at Location


  • Father:Benedict, David Rev1779
  • Mother:Gano, Martha Hubbel1786


  1. Francis Rogers Benedict; b 26Oct1843 aka Frank

Military History

Per Benedict Family News: James Tallmadge-Pawtucket RI;

apptd military agent Wash DC for State of RI Lt-Col Jan 1863 to Jan 1866; ppl74-175

Census Records

1850 US Federal Census: North Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; Roll: M432_843; Page: 363; Image: 528. 28Sep1850

  • Benedict, Newton R, age 25, occ: California, b RI
  • Benedict, Martha, age 55, b CT
  • ........Next Door........
  • Benedict, James T, age 31, male, clerk, b RI
  • Benedict, Ana, age 30, female, b Maine
  • Benedict, Francis R, age 6, male, b RI
  • Turner, Ann E, age 27, female, occ: California, b Maine
  • ........Next Door........
  • Benedict, Joseph B, age 27, male, b RI
  • Benedict, Sarah A, age 25, female, b Nova Scotia
  • Benedict, John G, age 5, male, b RI
  • Benedict, Cornelia H, age 3, female, b RI
  • Benedict, Margaret G, age 1, female, b RI
  • 2 servants

1860 US Federal Census: Boston Ward 8, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; Roll: M653_522; Page: 470; Image: 475. 14Jul1860

  • Benedict, James T, age 41, male, bookkeeper, personal estate: 1000, b RI
  • Benedict, Aaria S, age 42, female, b Maine
  • Benedict, Frank R, age 16, male, b RI

1870 US Federal Census: Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia; Roll: M593_127; Page: 581; Image: 157. 11Jul1870

  • Benedict, James Y, age 51, male, white, claim agent, value of personal estate: 1000, b RI (sb James T)
  • Benedict, Arria, age 51, female, white, keeping house, b Maine
  • Benedict, Frank R, age 26, male, white, clerk in store, b RI
  • Benedict, Sarah E, age 24, female, white, at home, b MA
  • Benedict, Mary B, age 2, female, white, b DColumbia (sb Mabel B)

1880 US Federal Census: Kings (Brooklyn), New York City-Greater, New York; Roll: T9_842; Family History Film: 1254842; Page: 304.4000; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 0611. 4Jun1880

  • Benedict, James, white, male, age 61, married, retired, b RI, parents b RI
  • Benedict, Arria, wife, white, female, age 61, married, keeping house, b Maine, parents b Maine
  • Benedict, Sarah, dau, white, female, age 34, wid, b NY, parents b NY (dau in law)
  • Benedict, Mabel, grandau, white, female, age 11, b NY, parents b NY

1900 US Federal Census: Res: 22 Garden Place, Brooklyn Ward 1, Kings County, New York; Roll: T623 1043; Page: 2A. 4Jun1900

  • Benedict, James, head, white, male, b Dec1818, age 81, m 59y, b RI, father b CT, mother b NY, not employed
  • Benedict, Arria, wife, white, female, b Oct1818, age 81, m 59y, mother of 1, 1 living, b Maine, parents b Mass
  • Benedict, Sarah E, dau in law, white, female, b Aug1845, wid, mother of 2, 1 living, b Mass, parents b Mass
  • Benedict, Mabel B, grandau, white, female, b Aug1864, age 31, single, b Washington DC, father b Mass, mother b RI (sb father b RI, mother b Mass)
  • 1 servant


David Benedict (1779-1874) was born in Norwalk, Connecticut to Thomas (1758-1839) and Martha (Scudder) Benedict (d. 1786). He married Margaret Hubbel Gano (1868-1784) on May 4, 1808. She was the daughter of Dr. Stephen Gano, the long-time pastor of the First Baptist Church in Providence. They had twelve children: Cornelia; Stephen; Rebecca; Thomas; John (1815-1818); David; John (1817-1841); James; Maria (b. 1821); Joseph (b. 1823); Newton; and George.

Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 174

Thomas5, Thomas4, Thomas3, John2, Thomas1 Rev David, D.D. b 10Oct1778, at Norwalk, CT; m 8May1808, Margaret Hubbell, dau Rev Stephen and Cornelia (Vavasor) Gano (see Sprague's Annals, Vol VI, p 229) b 22Sep1785. He was fitted for college at Sing Sing, and graduated at Brown Univ. 1806; ordained as a Baptist minister in 1805, and was settled over a society in Pawtucket, RI for twenty five years. Mr., and curator of Brown Univ., and S.T.D. Coll. Shurtl, 1851. Dr Benedict's name is intimately associated with the history of the Baptist denomination. Among his contributions to their permanent literature are two large volumes, entitled History of the Baptists, and a History of All Religions. In 1860 he published his Fifty Years among the Baptists, and has been quite recently engaged upon a History of Pawtucket. On the 8th of May 1858, he and his wife were privileged to celebrate their "Golden Wedding". Dr. B is living at Pawtucket, at the advanced age of 91y. His wife d 28Nov1868. He d 5Dec1875. Ch: As pertains to James Tallmadge Benedict:

James Tallmadge Benedict b 29Dec1818; m 4Aug1841 Arria, dau Seth and Emma (Davis) Sumner of Bourdoingham, Me., b 29Oct1818. He was appointed military agent, at Washington, DC for state of RI, with rank of Lieut.-col., and acted as such from Jan1863 to Jan1866. Lawyer; res Washington, DC. Famous Benedict family historian. CH: a) Frances Rogers, b 26Oct1843; m 26Oct1864, Sarah Ellis, dau Rufus B and Elizabeth Ann (Jackson) Bradford, b 25Aug1844; res Washington, DC. Chd: i) Mary Gano, b 17Sep1865; d 27Aug1867. ii) Mabel Bradford, b 31Aug1868, Georgetown, DC. still living in 1962. Res 123 Waterman St., Providence, RI. Her grandmother Sumner's family had historical importance in Maine. Her mother, direct descendant of Gov Bradford of Mass. Bay Colony.


Brooklyn, New York Directories, 1888-1890 Name: James T. Benedict Location 1: 180 Remsen Location 2: 262 Henry Occupation: lawyer Year: 1888, 1889 City: Brooklyn State: NY

Brooklyn, New York Directories, 1888-1890 Name: James T. Benedict Location 1: 186 Remsen Location 2: 262 Henry Occupation: realestate Year: 1889, 1890 City: Brooklyn State: NY

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