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Elias Benedict1765

Family reference: 464.4

Born Born 23 May 1765
Married Married Date to Who at Location
Died Died Date at Location



The Parents of Elias

Eliasís Early Years


birth per Henry Benedict Vol I, pg 2901.

Per Henry Benedict Vol I, pg 2891: Capt Elisha was a resident of Albany in 177a, when he petitioned the common council to be appointed marshal. An account in his favor was ordered paid 4Dec1771. (Munsell's Hist. Coll. of Albany, vol I, pp 225, 333.) He purchased, 16Jun1772, property in the township of Ball County of Albany, and by the terms of the deed, appears to have resided there before that date. In 1774, he was engaged, by direction of NY Prov. Congress, in forming military companies in Cumberland Co., VT (Hall's Vermont, pp 387 and 641) He was commissioned Captain in 8th Co., 2d NY Continental Regt., 29Jun1775. (O'Callaghan's Rev. Papers, vol 1, p 106; vol II, pp 31, 36, 37, 43.) He served before Quebec, 1776. (see Journals of Prov. Cong. of NY., vol I, p 184; vol II, pp 56, 58; also, Force's Am. Arch., vol I, 1776.) Oct 1780,, Capt Elisha and his three sons, Ensign Caleb, Elias and Felix, and his negro servant, together with other citizens of Ballston, were surprised in their beds, and taken prisoners by the British and Indians, under Major Monroe. Capt Elisha and his three sons fell to the lot of Capt. John, leader of the Indians, and were carried to Canada. The pay roll of sundry officers, etc., on file in the office of comptroller of state of NY, shows that Capt Elisha, Elias, and Felix, were kept prisoners two and a half years. He afterwards removed to Canada, and d there 26Aug1798.

1790 United States Federal Census Township: Balls Town County: Albany State: New York (all next to each other) Elisha Benedict: 1 . 2 . 1 Caleb Benedict: 2 2 2 Elias Benedict: 2 1 1 Ira Benedict: 1 . 3

1800 US Federal Census: Ballston, Saratoga, New York; .Roll: 27; Page: 1053; Image: 28. Elias Benedict: free white males to age 10: 2, age 10-16: 1, age 26-45: 1, free white females to age 10: 2, age 26-45: 1


  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.

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