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Eli Benedict

Born Born 1810 Danbury, Fairfield co., Conn
Married Married 1st ca 1833 Elizabeth ? at location
Married Married 2nd ca 1853 Eunice Graves Pomeroy Moody Webster, Monroe co., NY
Died Died 1897 West Webster, Monroe co., NY
Buried West Webster Cemetery, Monroe co., NY


  • Father:John Benedict; 1780-1861
  • Mother:Lucinda Barnum 1785-1870

Children:with Elizabeth

  1. Leonard D Sumner Benedict; 1834-1865
  2. William Frederick Benedict; 1836-1909
  3. Sarah Jane Benedict 1841-
  4. Eliza M Benedict; 1844-
  5. Elizabeth Caroline Benedict;1846-1918
  6. Mary Althier Benedict; 1849-1933
  7. Charles H Benedict; 1851-1918

Elizabeth ?

Per grandson Paul T Sharp:
ELI BENEDICT was born Bet. 1809-1810 in Connecticut and died Aft. 1860 in prob. West Webster, NY. He married (1) ELIZABETH Bef. 1834. She was born Bet. 1812 - 1813 in New Hampshire, and died Abt. 1853. He married (2) EUNICE GRAVES POMEROY MOODY Bet. 1852-1855 in prob. Webster, NY, daughter of RUFUS MOODY and LUCRETIA NASH. She was born 1812 in Mass, and died 1902 in West Webster NY.

Eunice Moody

Eunice was b 5Jan1812 Amhurst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts and d 1902 at West Webster, Monroe County, NY. She was buried at West Webster Cemetery, Monroe County, NY. She was the dau of Rufus Moody b 1772 Amhurst, Hampshire County, MA, and d 1851 Webster, Monroe County, NY. Her mother was Lucretia Nash, b 1786 in Connecticut, and d 1857.

Per grandson Sharp:
Christened: 05 Jan 1812, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts

Children of ELI BENEDICT and ELIZABETH are:
1) LEONARD D. S. BENEDICT b. Bet. 1833-1834, New York State m. LUCY L., Abt. 1867; b. Abt. 1845; d. 07 Mar 1914, West Webster NY.
2) WILLIAM F. BENEDICT b. Bet. 1835-1837, Monroe County, prob. Webster, NY d. 1909, West Webster NY m. JENNIE Bef. 1866; b. Bet. 1841-1842, Wayne County, NY.
3) SARA J. BENEDICT56, b. Bet. 1840- 1841
4) MARION L. BENEDICT b. 1844.
6) MARY A. BENEDICT b 1849, Monroe County, NY d. 1933, West Webster NY. m. (1) EDWARD FIELD, Aft. 1871; b. Bet. 1849 - 1850, Pennsylvania; m. (2) FULLINGTON Aft. 1871; b. Abt. 1847.
7) CHARLES H. BENEDICT b. 1852, Monroe county, NY.

Census Records

1850 US Federal Census: Webster, Monroe, New York; Roll: M432_528; Page: 443; Image: 610. 3Sep1850

  • Benedict, Eli, age 40, male, farmer, value of real estate: 2500, b CT
  • Benedict, Elizabeth U, age 37, female, b New Hampshire
  • Benedict, Leonard D S, age 16, male, b NY
  • Benedict, William F, age 13, male, b NY
  • Benedict, Sarah J, age 9, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Maria T, age 7, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Elizabeth C, age 5, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Mary A, age 10/12, female, b NY

1860 US Federal Census: Webster, Monroe, New York; Roll: M653_786; Page: 559; Image: 562. 17Oct1860

  • Benedict, John, age 79, male, farmer, value of real estate: 1920, personal: 850, b CT
  • Benedict, Lucinda, age 74, female, b CT
  • .....Next Door.....
  • Benedict, Eli, age 50, male, farmer, value of real estate: 3320, personal: 2000, b CT
  • Benedict, Unice, age 47, female, b New Hampshire
  • Benedict, Eliza, age 16, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Libby, age 14, female, b NY (Elizabeth C)
  • Benedict, Mary, age 10, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Charles, age 9, male, b NY

1870 US Federal Census: Webster, Monroe, New York, Post Office: West Webster; Roll: M593_971; Page: 460; Image: 215. 13Aug1970

  • Benedict, Eli, age 60, male, farmer, value of real estate: 5800, personal: 1160, b CT
  • Benedict, Eunice E, age 48, female, b MA
  • Benedict, Charles H, age 18, male, b NY
  • Benedict, Lucinda, age 84, female, b CT


Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 254
38. JOHN6 (Eleazer,5 Samuel,4 Samuel,3 Samuel,2 Thomas1)
b. Dec. 14, 1780; m. 1804, Lucinda, dau. Ezra Barnum of Danbury, b. March 6, 1785. He d. July 21, 1861, at W. Webster. She d 18Jul1870. Owned and operated first hotel in Webster, NY. Ch.
1) - EZRA CROSBY, b. 1805; m. Ida Jourdan, b. 1810, in Vt. He d. 1861, in Mich. Ch. (Census of 1855):
a) Abigail E., b. 1831;
b) John B., b. 1834
c) Ezra C.; lost a son in the war, probably John B.; has another son, James S., residing in Rochester.
2) - ERIC, b. 1807; d. at two years of age.
3) - ENUM, b. 1808; d. 1832, at Long Point, U. Canada.
4) (103.) ELI, b. 1801; m. Eunice Moody, b. 1812. in Mass. Res. West Webster. They had eight children. Census of 1855, gives:
a) Leonard, 21 yrs. old
b) William F., 18 yrs. old
c) Sarah I., 14 yrs. old
d) Eliza M., 11 yrs. old
e) Elizabeth, 9 yrs. old
f) Mary A., 5 yrs. old
g) Charles H., 3 yrs. old.
h) Son. Eli lost a son in the war. By Census of 1866, it appears: Leonard had wife Lucy, b. 1842. He had been in the army. Also, William had a wife Jenny, b. 1842.
5) - DANIEL SELA, b. 1812; d. 1832.
6) (104.) JOHN BARNUM, b. Feb. 1, 1820; m. Feb. 16, 1845, Ann Elizabeth, dau. Joseph B. Brush of N. Huron, b. May 20, 1827. Is a civil engineer, and res. at Cincinnati, Ohio. Ch.
a) Enum Sela, b. Sept. 17, 1854, at Rochester.
b) Alfred Barnum, b. April 2, 1856, at Rochester.

Benedicts to America, Vol II, Pg 254
103. Eli7, (John6, Eleazer,5 Samuel,4 Samuel,3 Samuel,2 Thomas1)
b 16Mar1810, m Eunice Elizabeth, dau Rufus and Lucretia Moody, b in MA in 1813. At the age of 5 months she was brought by her parents in a covered wagon to Williamson, NY. At age 19 she removed to Penfield, now known as Webster, NY. She d 10Oct1902 at age 89 near Webster. He was a armer and d 4Feb1879. Bur at West Webster Cem. CH:
1) - Leonard b 1834 Civil War, believed lost. In 1958 a man came to Webster searching for his grave.
2) - William F "Tripp" b 1837 West Webster, m Jennie Buck. His grandfather built the first hotel to operate in the town of Webster. He d 24Jul1909 of cancer of the stomach at age 72. Funeral was at M.E. Church at W Webster. Buried there. Res corner of Five Mile Line Road and Ridge Road. Farmer. CH
a) Carrie b 1867, m I.N. Stuart of W Webster
b) Ora b 1877 W Webster, m Mabel Elder, b 1882 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Rural mail carrier, d 1948. CH:
i) Vincent H b 1905 W Webster, m Luella M Coon, b 1907 Canton, PA. Printer. Res 338 Colebourne Rd, Rochester 9, NY. No children
3) - Sarah b 1841, m Mr Rundle of Spokane, WA
4) - Marion b 1843. no further record
5) - Eliza b 1845 m Mr Cole, Res Rochester, NY d 1934
6) - Elizabeth b 1847, m Mr Sharp. Res Banjor, NY d 1918 (sb Bangor, NY)
7) - Mary b 1849 m Mr Fullington, Res Rochester, NY, d 1933
8) - Charles b 1851, d 1918


Note: birth dates of all children agree with them being his children with 1st marriage, Elizabeth ?, as do census records.

Note: 4th child, per Benedicts to America was Eliza M, per grandson, her name was Marion L

Note: per grandson Sharp, dau Elizabeth Caroline b 1846, Monroe County, NY, probably West Webster

-- SandeeToo - 09 Mar 2009
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