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Washington Gano Benedict

Born Born 22Feb1836 Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island
Married Married 11Feb1868 Harriet Emily Barrett at Location
Died Died Jan1899 at Location


  • Father:Benedict, Thomas Scudder1813
  • Mother:Smith, Ruth Alden


  1. Francis Gano Benedict; b 1870
  2. Lyman Vallette Benedict; b 1872
  3. Clarence Barrett Benedict; b 1874

_The Family of Harriet Emily (Barrett) Benedict _

Harriet Barrett was b 13Nov1842, NY, d 13Feb1908.

1850 US Federal Census: Le Roy, Genesee County, New York; Roll: M432_507; Page: 30; Image: 63. 5Aug1850

  • Barrett, Moses, age 35, male, physician, b MA
  • Barrett, Fanny, age 37, female, b MA
  • Barrett, Eliza F, age 9, b MA
  • Barrett, Harriet E, age 6, b NY
  • Barrett, Helen A, age 5, b NY
  • Barrett, Edwin F, age 4, b NY

1860 US Federal Census: Milwaukee Ward 4, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1422; Page: 298; Image: 301. 19Jun1860

  • Barrett, Moses, age 44, male, white, physician, value of real estate: 2500, personal: 1000, b MA
  • Barrett, Fanny, age 37, female, white, b MA
  • Barrett, Hattie E, age 17, female, white, b NY
  • Barrett, Helen A, age 15, female, white, b NY
  • Barrett, Edwin F, age 14, male, white, b NY
  • Barrett, Julia S, age 5, b WI

Census Records

1880 US Federal Census: Orange Park, Clay County, Florida; Roll: T9_126; Family History Film: 1254126; Page: 337.4000; Enumeration District: 18; Image: 0264. 18 & 19 Jun1880

  • Benedict, W G, white, male, age 48, dealer in realty, b RI, parents b RI
  • Benedict, Harriet, wife, female, white, age 36, keeping house, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Frances, dau, female, age 9, b WI, father b RI, mother b NY
  • Benedict, Lyman, son, male, white, age 7, b WI, father b RI, mother b NY
  • Benedict, Clarence, son, male, white, age 5, b WI, father b RI, mother b NY
  • Barret, Fanny, female, white, age 62, widow, b MA, parents b MA

1900 US Federal Census: Res: 266 West Newton Street, Boston Ward 10, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; Roll: T623 680; Page: 1A; 1Jun1900

  • Benedict, Harriet, head, white, female, b Nov1842, age 57, wid, mother of 3, 3 living, b NY, parents b Mass
  • Benedict, Clarence, son, white, male, b Oct1874, age 25, single, b WI, father b RI, mother b NY, student
  • 1 servant

ís Early Years

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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

Per Benedicts to America, Vol II, Pg 186

Washington Gano8, Thomas Scudder7, Rev David6, Thomas5, Thomas4, Thomas3, John2, Thomas1. b 22Feb1836, m 11Feb1868 Harriet Emily, dau Moses and Fanny Barrett of Waukesha, Wis. b 13Nov1842. Merchant of Milwaukee, he d Jan1899. She d 30Oct1908.Ch:

a) Francis Gano b 3Oct1870 Milwaukwee, Wis., m 28Jul1897 Cornelia Golay of Brewer, Me. Grad Harvard A.B Deg 1893, A.M. 1894 & PhD? at Heidelberg 1895, D.Sc (Honorary) Weslayan Univ 1911. Mem Nat Academy of Science. Director Carnegie Nutrition Lab. Boston. Res 195 Pilgrim Rd, Boston Mass. Chd: i) Elizabeth Harriet b 2Mar1902. b) Lyman Vallette b 1872. Res Ocean Park, Calif. c) Clarence Barrett b 1874. An Attorney at Worchester, Mass.

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