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Ebenezer Benedict

Born Born   1718 Norwalk, Fairfield co., Conn
Married Married 1st 09 Dec 1742 Rachel Benedict Danbury, Fairfield co., Conn
Married Married 2nd Date Mary (Benedict) White at location
Died Died   27 Mar 1796 at location


  • Ebenezer Benedict4, (Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1)


Children: with Rachel Benedict

  1. Ebenezer Benedict; 14Aug1749-17Nov1803
  2. Rachel Benedict m 14Apr1860 David Barnum. Danbury, Fairfield County, CT
  3. Ruth Benedict; 1744-1828; m. Caleb Benedict

Ebenezer and Rachel Benedict

Ebenezer and Rachel are 2nd cousins. Her father was Capt. John Benedict.

Ebenezer Benedict and Mary (Benedict) White

Ebenezer Benedict and Mary (Benedict) White are 2nd cousins. Mary Benedict was the daughter of James Benedict and Mary Andrus. She m 1st Israel White.

Daughter Rachel (Benedict) Barnum

Rachel m 14Apr1760 Danbury, Fairfield County, CT, David Barnum. They had 12 children, all born Danbury per LDS 1435525, Danbury, Fairfield County, CT, and the Barbour Collection.
  1. son David 1st b 12Jan1761, d 30Jul1764, Danbury
  2. son Elea b 2Mar1762
  3. dau Rachel b 10Aug1763
  4. dau Mary b 30Jun1765
  5. son David 2nd b 23Sep1768
  6. son Levi b 25Mar1769
  7. dau Anna b 8Mar1769 (this is what is in the record)
  8. son Eliakim b 27Aug1772
  9. son Thomas b 25Mar1775
  10. son Daniel b 12Nov1778
  11. son Ebenezer Benedict b 8Apr1781
  12. son Zar b 24Oct1789

Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Rachel Benedict Gender: Female Marriage Date: 14 Apr 1760 Marriage Location: Danbury Spouse: David Barnum Parent Name: Ebenezer

Daughter Ruth Benedict and Caleb Benedict Sr

Ruth Benedict; and Caleb Benedict are 2nd cousins. Their common ancestors are James Benedict Sr and Sarah Gregory. Caleb 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

Ruth and Step Mother Mary (Benedict) White are 1st cousins 1 time removed. Their common ancestors are James Benedict Sr and Sarah Gregory.
Common Ancestors:
James Sr and Sarah Gregory 1C1R
Thomas1 and Mary Brigham 2C1R

Mary, James Jr1655, James Sr1649 and Sarah Gregory, Thomas1
Ruth1744, Rachel1720, Capt John1689, James Sr1649 and Sarah Gregory, Thomas1


Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 283
James2, Thomas1
James was born at Southold Long Island; removed with his parents to Norwalk, CT, and there married 10May1676 Sarah, dau John and Sarah Gregory, b 3Dec1652. He was one of the eight who purchased and settled Danbury, CT. He sold his property in Norwalk, 26Mar1691. He m 2nd, prior to Mar1707-08, Sarah, dau of Robert Porter and widow Abraham Andrus, b 20Dec1657. [Abraham Andrus died 3May1693] He survived until Aug1717, certainly, when he deeded propety. He was b 6Feb1649/50. Chd:
- Sarah b 16Jun1677
- Rebecca b 1679; m 17Jan1704/05, Samuel Keeler Jr, of Norwalk, CT; d 20Mar1709 (Hall, p 201)
- Phoebe b 1682; probably m Thomas Taylor
2. James b 1685; first white male child born in Danbury, CT
3. John b Oct1689
4. Thomas b 9Nov1694; d 4Jul1776
- Elizabeth b Jul1696; probably m Samuel Taylor

Per Benedicts To America Vol I, pg 284:
Capt John3, James2, Thomas1
b Oct1689; m 1st Rachel (Starr), b 1690, and d Feb1765. Information derived from probate records. His will was proved 25Mar1771, and distributed 15May1771. Real, 608lbs, 6s.; clear movable estate, 111lbs 13s. 10d; widow Ruth; ch. John, eldest son; Josiah, second; James, third; Joseph, fourth; Jachin, youngest; wid. Sarah Crofut, eldest daughter; Rebecca, wife of Matthew Crofut; Phoebe, wife of Samuel Benedict; Ebenezer, grandson; Rachel, wife of David Barnum, grandau; Ruth, wife of Caleb Benedict, grandau; the last three, ch of Rachel, who m Ebenezer Benedict. He was styled Captain, and was a member of the CT legislature in Oct1739, Oct1747, May 1749, May1750, Oct1755, May1764, Oct1764, and May1765. He d Feb1771. Ch: 10. John b 1717
11. Josiah
12. James
13. Joseph b 1728
14. Jachin b 1727
- Sarah m Crofut
- Rebecca m Matthew Crofut
- Phoebe m Samuel4 (7) Benedict [des. of Samuel]
- Rachel m Ebenezer4 (6) Benedict [des. of Samuel]

NOTE: Samuel and Ebenezer are Benedict brothers that married Benedict sisters

Per Benedicts to America Vol I, Pg 244
6. Ebenezer4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1
Ebenezer b 1718; m Rachel, dau Capt John3 (3.) Benedict [des. of James] She was dead 1Sep1763, when her son Ebenezer chose his father guardian; m 2nd Mary, widow (Israel) White and dau James3 (2.) Benedict [des. of James] He d 27Mar1796. Estate Lb571 16s 0d. Chd: 16. Ebenezer b 1848; d 17Nov1803 (sb b 1748) - Rachel, m 14Apr1860, David Barnum - Ruth, m Caleb5 (22.) Benedict [des. of James] Caleb Benedict 1739-1818

LDS Family Data Collection
Ebenezer Benedict. Father: Samuel Benedict Mother: Abigail Pickett Birth Date: 1718 City: Milford, County: New Haven State: CT

LDS Family Data Collection - Individual Records Name: Ebenezer Benedict Spouse: Rachel Benedict. Parents: Samuel Benedict, Abigail Pickett Birth Place: Milford, New Haven County, CT Birth Date: 1718 Marriage Place: Milford, New Haven, CT Marriage Date: 1738 Death Date: 27 Mar 1796


Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 244, it states his son Ebenezer Jr b 1848, d 17Nov1803. of course, this does not computer, he could not have died before being born. Also, Sr d 1796. On Ebenezer Jr entry, Pg 247, it states he was b 14Aug1749, d 17Nov1803.

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