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Felix Benedict1767

Born Born 13May1767
Died Died 29Oct1828 Meigs County, Ohio
Married Married Clarissa Hubbell


  • Father:Elisha Benedict, Capt1736
  • Mother:Jerusha Starr1727


  1. Sarah b 25Oct1788, d 29Sep1835 m John Dixon
  2. Polly died young
  3. Euretta b 18Mar1793, d 12Dec1880 m Cornelius Merrill
  4. Elisha
  5. Harriet
  6. Jabez
  7. Felix Starr
  8. William Spencer

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birth per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 290

Per BTA, Vol I, pg 289: Capt Elisha was a resident of Albany in 1771, 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.

Historical Military Records: New York in the Revolution, Benedict, Felix ..Pg 545

Per Felix Benedict was born May 13, 1767 in Norwalk Conn, and died Oct. 29, 1828 in Meigs County, Ohio. He married Clarissa Hubbell daughter of Jabez Hubbell and SARAH of Otsego County, New York. Clarissa died July 9, 1849.

Felix Benedict is listed as a Patriot in the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Centennial Edition Part One. He is also listed in the First Families of Meigs County.

From Pioneer History of Meigs County by Larkin: Felix Benedict, a Pioneer of 1803 to Rutland Township

He was the son of Elisha Benedict and his wife, Jerusha Starr Benedict, and was born May 13th, 1767. He, with his father, Elisha Benedict, were living at Cooperstown, New York, when in October, 1780, they were taken prisoners by the British and Indians, then taken to Canada where they were kept prisoners for two and half years. He married Clarissa Hubbell, daughter of Jabez and Sarah Hubbell, of Otsego county, New York, and coming to Ohio, settled on a farm near where the village of Rutland is now. He was an active and influential citizen, prominent in every interest for the promotion of civil, educational or religious advancement for the moral good of the neighborhood in which he spent his long life. He died October 29th, 1828. Mrs. Benedict died July 9th, 1849. Their children:

The children of Felix Benedict and Clarissa Hubbell are: 1 Sarah Benedict b. Oct. 25, 1788; m. John Dixon; d. Sept. 29, 1835 2 Polly Benedict died young 3 Euretta Benedict b. March 18, 1793; m. Cornelius Merrill Feb. 15, 1821; d. Dec. 12, 1880 4 Elisha Benedict 5 Harriet Benedict 6 Jabez Benedict 7 Felix Starr Benedict 8 William Spencer Benedict

Euretta, born March 18th, 1793. She was married in 1821 to Cornelius Merrill. She died December 12th, 1880. They had six children, Mary, Robert, Luther, Harriet, Clarissa, and Augustus.

1790 United States Federal Census Township: Balls Town County: Albany State: New York Felix Benedict: 2 . 2

1820 US Federal Census: Rutland Township, Meigs County, Ohio; Roll: M33_88; Page: 115A; Image: 191. Benedict, Felix: 2m age 10-16, 1m 10-18, 2m 16-26, 1m over 45, 2F16-26, 1F over 45, Free Colored Persons: 8 between age 14-28, All other Persons except Indians not taxed: 1

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