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Cyrus Benedict

Family reference: 441.43

Born Born 16 Apr 1771   Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn
Married Married 03 Jan 1793 Penelope Dunning Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn
Died Died 31 Dec 1848   Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn


  • Cyrus Benedict6 (Caleb5, James4, James3, James2, Thomas1)


  1. Polly Benedict 1785-1822. m 31Oct1814 Zera Hamilton
  2. Nathan Dunning Benedict; 1797-
  3. Almon Benedict; 1799-1862
  4. Ira Benedict; 1803-1868
  5. Ebenezer Benedict; 1808-1837

Penelope Dunning and Family

Penelope was b 5May1775 and d 16Apr1868. She was the daughter of Nathan Dunning of Brookfield, CT.

The Parents of Cyrus Benedict

Ruth Benedict; and Caleb Benedict Sr are 2nd cousins. Their common ancestors are James Benedict Sr and Sarah Gregory. Calab was the son of James 1710-1777 and Mercy Knapp 1713-1797.

Common Ancestors
James Benedict and Sarah Gregory 2C
Thomas Benedict Sr and Mary Bridgam 3C
Thomas Seymour Sr and Hannah Marvin 3C

Ruth5, Rachel4, Capt John3, James and Sarah Gregory2, Thomas and Mary Bridgam1

Caleb5, James4, James Jr3, James and Sarah Gregory2, Thomas and Mary Bridgam1

Daughter Polly Benedict

Danbury, CT Vital Records 1685 - 1848. From the Barbour Collection as found at the CT State Library.
BENEDICT Polly, dau Cyrus & Penelope, b Aug 3, 1795

Census Records

1850 US Federal Census: Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut; Roll: M432_37; Page: 146; Image: 291. 22Aug1850

  • Benedict, Ira, age 47, male, hatter, b CT
  • Benedict, Sarah, age 47, female, b CT
  • Benedict, Edgar W, age 17, male, b CT
  • Benedict, Penelope, age 75, female, b CT

1860 US Federal Census: Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut; Roll: M653_73; Page: 311; Image: 313. 8Jul1860

  • Benedict, Edgar W, age 28, male, hatter, value of real estate: 1000, personal: 200, b NY (s of Ira) (all sb b CT)
  • Benedict, Sarah E, age 27, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Carrie O, age 8/12, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Penelope, age 85, female, value of real estate: 500, personal: 75, b NY
  • Benedict, Ira, age 57, male, value of real estate: 500, personal: 100, b NY


Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 291
22. Calab5, James4, James3, James2, Thomas1
b 20May1739; m 28Mar1763, Ruth, dau Ebenezer4 (6.) Benedict [des of Samuel]. She was b 28Mar1744, and d 6Dec1828. Selectman in 1780. He d at Danbury, 18Sep1819. Inscriptuon on his tombstone:

"The year rolls round and steals away
The breath that first it gave;
What e'er we do, where e'er we be,
We're travelling to the grave."
67. Calab b 6Aug1764
- Ruth b 19Sep1767 (per Barbour Collection, b 19Sep1769)
68. Cyrus b 16Apr1771
69. Lewis b 1Mar1780

Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 316
68. Cyrus6, Caleb5, James4, James3, James2, Thomas1
b 16Apr1771; m 3Jan1783, Penelope, dau Nathan Dunning of Brookfield, CT, b 5May1775, and d 16Apr1868. He d 31Dec1848 at Danbury, CT. Ch:
1) Polly b 3Aug1795; m 31Oct1814, Zera Hamilton; d 23Jul1822
2) Rev Nathan Dunning, b 26Nov1797; m 15Dec1818, Polly Ann, dau Moses Gillet of Newtown, CT, b 16Aug1797, and d 3Apr1844; m 2nd 18Sep1845, Margaret, dau Jacob Guild of Woodstock, CT., b 17Jul1802. Minister of the Baptist church for more than forty years; res: Easton, CT. Ch: i) Mary A b 22Jan1820; d 8Oct1843. ii) Emily b 25Jul1825; m 8Nov1843, Edward Near; wid; res Danbury, CT.
3) Almon, b 27Aug1799; m Clarissa, dau Lewis6 (69.) Benedict. He d 8May1862 at Stanford, CT. Ch: i) Morris P. ii) Edgar. iii) Jane. iv) Calista. All m but one.
4) Ira b 18Jul1803; m 16Oct1822, Sarah O., dau Gershom and Damaris Buckley, b 23Jan1803, and d 15Jan1856. He d 22Nov1868 at Danbury, CT. Ch: 1) Ezra B b 23Dec1823; d 15Jun1826. 2) Nelson b 23Jul1827; m 1Oct1846, Janette, dau Erastus Buckingham of Milford, CT. Res Newark, NJ. They had chd a) Emma J b 5Oct1850. 3) Edgar Wheeler b 28Feb1833; m 4Dec1855, Sarah A, dau Herman G and Elizabeth Atwood, b 22Feb1833. Res Danbury, CT. Ch: a) Carrie O, b 17Oct1859; d 4Aug1860.
5) Ebenezer b 15Jun1808; m Hannah Dean; d 17May1837. Ch: i) Anna Hester, m Robert Sayres of Danbury, CT. ii) Cyrus D, m 15Oct1852, Lydia M Bears; res: Newark, NJ. Ch: a) Willie, b 1854. b) Minnie D b 1859.

Danbury, CT Vital Records 1685 - 1848. From the Barbour Collection as found at the CT State Library.
BENEDICT Cyrus, son Caleb & Ruth, b Apr 16, 1771
BENEDICT Cyrus, m Penelope DUNING, Jan 3, 1793

Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) Name: Penelope Dunning [Penelope Duning] Marriage Date: 3 Jan 1793 Marriage Location: Danbury Spouse: Cyrus Benedict


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