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Caleb Benedict1758

Reference: 464.1

Born Born 27 Sept 1758 at Norfolk, Connecticut
Died Died about 1800
Married Married unknown



  1. Caleb Benedict
  2. Eli Benedict
  3. Harriet Benedict
  4. Marian Benedict

The Parents of Caleb

Calebís Early Years

Caleb Benedict was born Sept. 27, 1758, at Norfolk, Ct.; married (unknown); appointed ensign March 4, 1780; then Captain and aid to General Gansevoort, in the Revolutionary war. He was taken prisoner Oct. 17, 1780 and released May, 1783.

Caleb became the treasurer of Saratoga Co., 1794; and then removed to Bay of Quinte, near Toronto, Canada, where his wife died on July 29, 1840. He died about 18001.


Per BTA, Vol I, pg 289: Capt Elisha was a resident of Albany in 177a, when he petitioned the common council to be appointed marshal. An account in his favor was ordered paid 4Dec1771. (Munsell's Hist. Coll. of Albany, vol I, pp 225, 333.) He purchased, 16Jun1772, property in the township of Ball County of Albany, and by the terms of the deed, appears to have resided there before that date. In 1774, he was engaged, by direction of NY Prov. Congress, in forming military companies in Cumberland Co., VT (Hall's Vermont, pp 387 and 641) He was commissioned Captain in 8th Co., 2d NY Continental Regt., 29Jun1775. (O'Callaghan's Rev. Papers, vol 1, p 106; vol II, pp 31, 36, 37, 43.) He served before Quebec, 1776. (see Journals of Prov. Cong. of NY., vol I, p 184; vol II, pp 56, 58; also, Force's Am. Arch., vol I, 1776.) Oct 1780, Capt Elisha and his three sons, Ensign Caleb, Elias and Felix, and his negro servant, together with other citizens of Ballston, were surprised in their beds, and taken prisoners by the British and Indians, under Major Monroe. Capt Elisha and his three sons fell to the lot of Capt. John, leader of the Indians, and were carried to Canada. The pay roll of sundry officers, etc., on file in the office of comptroller of state of NY, shows that Capt Elisha, Elias, and Felix, were kept prisoners two and a half years. He afterwards removed to Canada, and d there 26Aug1798.

American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Name: Caleb Benedict Birth Date: 1764 Birthplace: Connecticut Volume: 12 Page Number: 238 Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): Dec 24, 1931, 2777

1790 United States Federal Census Township: Balls Town County: Albany State: New York (all next to each other) Elisha Benedict: 1 . 2 . 1 Caleb Benedict: 2 2 2 Elias Benedict: 2 1 1 Ira Benedict: 1 . 3


  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.

-- JimBenedict - 10 Jan 2006
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