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Charles Williston Benedict

Born Born 02 Aug 1825 Connecticut
Married Married 09 Sep 1846 Jane McAlpin? at Location
Died Died 25 Aug 1875 NYC



  1. Fanny Louisa Benedict 1848-1930
  2. Williston Hunter Benedict, Sr 1851-1929
  3. Emily Augusta Benedict 1856-
  4. Anna Coe Benedict 1862-

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Charles Williston Benedict

Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 116
115. NATHANIEL6 (Nathaniel,5 Nathaniel,4 John,3 John,2 Thomas1)
b. July 17, 1774; m. Jan. 18, 1797, Esther, dau. William and Sarah Benedict [dau. John4 (25)] Bouton, b. May 20, 1779, and d. May 22, 1843. He d. May 20, 1834. Ch.
1) (264.) SETH WILLISTON, b. Nov. 16, 1803, Norwalk; d. Nov. 10, 1869.

Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 208
264. SETH WILLISTON7 (Nathaniel,6 Nathaniel,5 Nathaniel,4 John,3 John,2 Thomas1) b. Nov. 16, 1803; m. Nov. 7, 1822, Fanny Roe, dau. William, son of Nathaniel4 (10) Benedict, b. Dec. 30, 1798, and d. Jan. 8, 1854; m. 2d, June 19, 1856, Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Farnsworth, dau. James and Nancy Russell, formerly of Boston. He was a native of Norwalk, Ct., and early distinguished for his intelligent energy in business. Being an apprentice to the printing business in the office of the Norwalk Gazette, at the age of nineteen he bought his time and became the proprietor, editor and publisher of the paper, which he continued until Jan., 1833, when he removed to New York and became the proprietor and publisher of the New York Evangelist, in connection with Rev. Joshua Leavitt. He disposed of the Evangelist in 1837, and soon after became the publisher of the Emancipator and other publications of the American and the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, while at the same time carrying on his printing and publishing business. In 1848 he projected the publication of a new Evangelical religious newspaper, to be devoted to the interest and cause of congregationalism. This plan was subsequently modified, and in Dec. of that year he commenced the publication of the Independent, under the auspices of Rev. Drs. Bacon, Thompson and Storrs, as editors, Dr. Leavitt, as assistant, and Messrs S. B. Hunt, S. B. Chittenden, Bowen and McNamee?, as proprietors. In Dec., 1853, he relinquished his connection with the paper, and continued his printing and publishing business until March, 1854, when his office was totally destroyed by fire. Latterly, he has conducted an extensive real estate agency. Mr. B. was for some years clerk of the Congregational church at Norwalk. On his removal to N. Y., he joined what is now Thirteenth street Presbyterian church, of which he became a trustee and an elder. Leaving this church, to aid in the organization of the Broadway Tabernacle church, he became a trustee and Deacon, and so remained till it was changed into a Presbyterian church. He died Nov. 10, 1869. His funeral sermon was preached by Dr. J. P. Thompson, from the text "diligent in business, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord." (See Hall's Hist. Norwalk, Ct., p. 319.) Ch.
1) - ANN LOUISA, b. Aug. 17, 1823; m. June 9, 1842, Le Grand Lockwood, banker, of New York city.
2) (559).) CHARLES WILLISTON, b. Aug. 2, 1825; m. Sept. 9, 1846, Jane, dau. James and Jane McAlpine?; paper manufacturer, N. Y. Ch.
a) - Fanny Louisa, b. March 22, 1848. b) Williston Hunter, b. Nov. 22, 1851. c) Emily Augusta, b. Sept. 29, 1856.
d) - Anna Coe, b. Sept. 23, 1862.
3) JAMES HOYT, b. Aug. 1, 1830; m. Nov. 15, 1851, Mary Elizabeth, dau. Samuel and Mary Andrews, who d. April 2, 1858; m. 2d, Sept. 16, 1864, Isabel Pilsbury, dau. William Robinson of Mich. Banker; res. New York city. Ch.
a) Alida Andrews, b. Aug. 23, 1852. b) Le Grand Lockwood, b. Aug. 24, 1855. c) James Henry, b. April 17, 1858.
d) (560.) Charles Williston, b. Sept. 14, 1865. e) Howard Robinson, b. Jan. 25, 1868, d 21Aug1896. f) Elliott Stuart b 22Mar1874. Res 144 E 56th NYC
4) - SARAH ESTHER, b. Aug. 13, 1834; d. Oct. 13, 1836.
5) - SARAH FRANCES, b. July 31, 1836; m. July 12, 1860, Rev. Arthur Tappan Pierson, graduate of Hamilton College, and Union Theological Seminary in N. Y.; pastor, of Presbyterian church, at Waterford.
6) - EMMA JANE, b. Nov. 14, 1841.
7) (561.) GEORGE RUSSELL, b. Nov. 25, 1859.


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