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Captain Benjamin Benedict

Family reference: 233.A

Born Born 21 Oct 1755 New Canaan, Fairfield co., Conn.
Married Married 27 Mar 1775 Elizabeth Gilbert
Died Died 17 Oct 1832 Patterson, Putnam co., New York

Parents:

Children:

  1. Anne, b 23Nov1776, South Salem, NY m Alexander Douglass, d Hebron, Illinois
  2. Stephen, b 19Dec1778, South Salem, NY
  3. Ruth, b 3Oct1784, South Salem, NY m Thaddeus N Sturgis, d Tonawanda
  4. Ellen, b 30Dec1787, South Salem, NY, d 8Apr1864, Patterson, NY
  5. Abijah Gilbert, b 13Nov1790, South Salem, NY
  6. Benjamin Brush Benedict; 1801-

Benjamin and Elizabeth (Gilbert) Benedict

New York City Marriages, 1600s-1800s Name: Benjamin Benedict Spouse Name: Elizabith Gilbert Marriage Date: 1776 Marriage Place: Salem, Washington, New York Marriage ID: 2220326700 Other Comments: On microfilm at Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Source: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (quarterly), 1900, selected extracts Publisher: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Publication Place: New York, NY Page: 175

The Parents of Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth was the daughter of Abijah Gilbert that d 25Nov1838.

Benjamin’s Early Years

Per Hoyt Descendants, Rootsweb: Robert A. Benedict, The Benedict Topics Website, Internet site at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~benedicttopics/index.html/, Date of Import: 6 Apr 2005. 1) CALEB7 BENEDICT, b. Bef. 01 Dec 1733, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut; d. Bef. 1740. 2) MEHITABLE BENEDICT, b. Bef. 09 May 1735, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut; d. Bef. 1748. 3) RUTH BENEDICT, b. Bef. 11 Sep 1738, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut; d. Unknown. 4) CALEB BENEDICT, b. Abt. 28 Dec 1740, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut; d. 06 May 1812, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut. 5) JAMES BENEDICT , b. Bef. 18 Dec 1743, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut; d. Unknown. 6) LIEUTENANT EZRA BENEDICT , b. Bef. 27 May 1746, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut; d. 11 Sep 1832, Walton, Delaware County, Connecticut. 7) MEHITABLE BENEDICT , b. Bef. 25 Dec 1748, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut; d. Unknown, young. 8) ADAH BENEDICT, b. Bef. 23 Jun 1751, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut; d. Unknown. 9) ANNA BENEDICT, b. Bef. 23 Jun 1751, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut; d. Unknown. 10) CAPTAIN BENJAMIN BENEDICT, b. 21 Oct 1755, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut; d. 17 Oct 1832, Patterson, Putnam County, New York. 11) MEHITABLE BENEDICT, b. Bef. 10 Feb 1760, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut; d. Unknown.

Military History

During the Revolutionary War he performed considerable service in the American Army. He served at least one enlistment in the Continental army, in the campaign of 1777, on the northern frontier; but the most of his service was rendered in the county of his residence (Westchester). Living near what was then called the 'lines', or 'neutral ground' between the British army in NY city and the American armies in the interior, they were constantly in danger from the raids of the British Army, and the depredations of 'Cow-boys', as they were called. He belonged to a company of organized militia, called 'minute-men', who were obliged to be in readiness to march at a moment's notice, and in this capacity he did much service. He was a member of the guard over Major Andre, during a portion of the time of his confinement, trial and execution. He was appointed Ensign 4May1780; Lieut 24Jun1786; and Captain 8Mar1791.

Ancestor's Index 31 Index of the Rolls of Honor (Ancestor's Index) in the Lineage Books of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. I Benedict, Ens Benjamin 30 206

Ancestor's Index 31 Index of the Rolls of Honor (Ancestor's Index) in the Lineage Books of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. IV DAR Roll of Honor Benedict, Capt Benjamin

125 204

129 204

The Pension Roll of 1835, Vol. II, Pg 437

Index to This Book 560 New York in the Revolution - Levies and Militia Benedict, Benj., Ens, Pg 306

Fourth Regiment, "formed of different companies of the two regiments commanded by Colonel Thomas and Colonel Drake sett apart as a distinct Regiment. (C. of Appt. 21Oct1779) Ben'j Benedict, Ens, Vice Smith-David Parker's Company

Footnotes

  • Capt. Benjamin Benedict's biography is in Henry Benedict p. 73.1

Per Benedicts of America, Vol I, Pg 73: Capt Benjamin Benedict b 21Oct1755, New Canaan, CT m 27Mar1775 Elizabeth, dau of Abijah Gilbert who d 25Nov1838. "Capt Benedict removed to So. Salem before 1776, and finally settled at Patterson, near the close of the last century. Here he became a member of the Presb. church, and held the office of Deacon for many years. He d Patterson 17Oct1832.1 His children, all born So. Salem:

  • Anne b 23Nov1776 m Alexander Douglass, d Hebron, Illinois.
  • Stephen b 19Dec1778.
  • Ruth b 3Oct1784 m Thaddeus N Sturgis, d Tonawanda.
  • Ellen b 30Dec1787, d 8Apr1864, Patterson.
  • Abijah Gilbert b 13Nov1790.
  • Benjamin Brush b 21Jun1801.

Note: as of the year 2008

South Salem NY is West of Ridgefield, CT, just over the boarder on Route 35

Patterson NY is West of Knowlcrest, Fairfield County, CT, between the I84 and Route 69 in Putnum County

Tonawanda NY is at Buffalo, Erie County, NY

Sources

  1. "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America", by Henry M. Benedict; 1st pub. 1870; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC.

-- SandeeToo - 06 Jul 2008
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