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Eliakim Benedict

Family reference: 462.4

Born Born 26 Sep 1753   Danbury, Fairfield co., Conn.
Married Married 22 May 1783 Hannah Benedict; Danbury, Fairfield co., Conn.
Died Died 22 Aug 1832   Danbury, Fairfield co., Conn.


  • Eliakim Benedict5, (Thaddeus4, Thomas3, James2, Thomas1)



  1. George Benedict? 1786-1838
  2. Eliakim Starr Benedict 1799-1803
  3. Hannah Benedict 1802-1836


Eliakim Benedict Jr and Hannah Benedict were 2nd cousins. Their common ancestors are James Benedict and Sarah Gregory. Per Benedicts of America, Hannah was the dau of Joseph Benedict b 1728, d 15Dec1815 and Elizabeth Hall b 1730 and d 8Jul1816

James Benedict 1649 and Sarah Gregory1652.
Thomas Benedict 1694 and Abigail Hoyt 1694.
Thaddeus 1728 and Abigail Starr 1729.
Eliakim 1753.

James Benedict 1649 and Sarah Gregory1652.
Capt John 1689 and Rachel Starr 1690.
Joseph 1728 and Elizabeth Hall 1730.
Hannah 1761.


  1. "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America", by Henry M. Benedict; 1st pub. 1870; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC.

Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 302
Eliakim5, Thaddeus4, Thomas3, James2, Thomas1
Eliakim b 26Sep1753; m 22May1783, Hannah, dau Joseph4 (13) Benedict, b 1754, and d 24Jul1731. He represented Danbury in General Assembly: May 1807, Oct1808, and Oct 1809. He d 22Aug1832. Chd:
1) Eliakim b 3May1799, d 9Nov1803.
2) George b 4Sep1786; m 11Mar1811 Dorcas, dau John Vail, b 25Jul1794, and d 10Jul1867. He d 2Feb1838. Chd:
a) Eliakim Starr b 29Feb1813; m Sophia __; m 2d, Delilah b 1818; res New Preston, CT. Census, 1860 gives Ch:
I) Francis b 1850.
II) Israel b 1853.
b) Thomas Taylor b 28May1815; m 26Nov1836 Sarah, dau James and Hannah Peck of Greenwich, CT. Ch:
I) Parthenia Vail b 20Feb1838; d 8Jun1838.
II) Thomas Eldridge b 4Feb1840; m 2Aug1865 Frances H, dau Silas and Susan A Belham, b 11Sep1845. Enlisted Co A, 5th Regt, CT Vols; reenlisted _; served four years. Ch:
i) Clifford Eldridge b 7Aug1866.
c) Harriet Losena b 16Dec1842; m 28Jun1859 Joseph Blakesley.
d) George Edwin b 5Jun1845; res New Haven, CT.
e) Emanuel b 25Sep1857, d 4Jan1864.
3) George Vail b 10Jan1822; m 16Jan1854 Beulah Peck, dau Eliakim and Sarah P Griffin, b 1834; res Danbury, CT. Ch:
i) Mary b 1Jan1859, d 10May1859
4) Hannah b 7Oct1792; m 2Jan1828 John Harper Whiting; d 24Jul1836

Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Eliakim Benedict Jr. Marriage Date: 22 May 1783 Marriage Location: Danbury Spouse: Hannah Benedict

*Per*- Starr Family
Eliakim BENEDICT was born on 26 Sep1753. He died on 22 Aug 1832. Parents: Thaddeus BENEDICT and Abigail STARR


  • Biography in Henry Benedict p. 302.1

birth per LDS 1435525, Danbury, Fairfield County, CT, pg 165, b 26Sep175_. birth and death per Myrtle M. Jillson, CT State Certified Genealogist

Represented Danbury in General Assembly May 1807, Oct 1808, and Oct 1809

-- SandeeToo - 27 May 2008
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