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Edgar Wheeler Benedict

Born Born 28 Feb 1833 Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn
Married Married 04 Dec 1855 Sarah Ann Atwood at Location
Died Died Date at Location


  • Father:Cyrus Benedict; 1771-1848
  • Mother:Penelope Dun(n)ing 1775-1868


  1. Carrie O Benedict; b 17Oct1859, d 4Aug1860

Sarah Ann Atwood and Family

Sarah was b 22Feb1833, probably in Bethlehem, Litchfield County, CT. She was the daughter of Herman G and Elizabeth Atwood.

1850 US Federal Census: Bethlehem, Litchfield County, Connecticut; Roll: M432_43; Page: 408; Image: 218. 6Sep1850

  • Atwood, Herman, age 55, male, farmer, value of real estate: 3200, b CT
  • Atwood, Betsey, age 54, female, b CT
  • Atwood, Sarah Ann, age 18, female, b CT
  • Atwood, Edwin, age 11, male, b CT, attended school
  • Atwood, Hiram, age 7, male, b CT, attended school
  • Blackman, Sally, age 89, female, b CT

Census Records

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

  • Benedict, Belinda, age 81, female, b CT
  • Phillips, Samuel, age 10, male, b CT
  • Phillips, Harriet, age 43, female, b CT
  • .....Next Door.....
  • 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

1880 US Federal Census: Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut; Roll: T9_94; Family History Film: 1254094; Page: 99.3000; Enumeration District: 112; Image: 0198. 26 & 28 Jun1880

  • Benedict, Edgar W, white, male, age 47, farmer, b CT, parents b CT, parents b CT
  • Benedict, Sarah A, white, female, age 47,keeping house, b CT, parents b CT
  • Atwood, Wilken T, white, male, age 22, at school, bg CT, parents b CT

1900 US Federal Census: Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut; Roll: T623 132; Page: 6B; 16Jun1900

  • Benedict, Edgar, head, white, male, b Feb 1833, age 67, married 44y, b CT, parents b CT, farmer, own, free of mortgage
  • Benedict, Sarah A, wife, white, female, b Feb 1833, age 67, married 44y, mother of 1, 0 living, b CT, parents b CT


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.


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