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Thomas Scudder Benedict

Born Born   6 Dec 1813 Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island
Married Married 1st 15 Apr 1835 Ruth Alden Smith
2nd 11 May 1848 Mrs Elizabeth Northrop
Died Died   23 Aug 1855 Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin


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


  1. Washington Gano Benedict; b 1836
  2. Benedict, Eliza Ward b 29Aug1845, d 26Sep1845
  3. Benedict, Albert Smith b 17Sep1847, d 11May1848, bur Oak Hill Cemetery, Pawtucket, Providence County, RI


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 Thomas Scudder Benedict: b 6Dec1813; m 15Apr1835, Ruth Alden Smith of Bellingham, who d Oct1847; m 2nd 11Jay1848, Mrs. Elizabeth Northrop. He removed to Madison, Wis., in 1852, and d there 23Aug1855. CH:

a) Washington Gano b 22Feb1836; m 11Feb1868, Harriet, dau Moses and Fanny Barrett of Waukesha, Wis., b 13Nov1842; merchant; res Milwaukee, Wis. b) Elizabeth Ward b 29Aug1845; d 26Sep1845. c) Albert Smith b 17Sep1847, d 11May1848

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