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Dr Fordyce Harrington Benedict

Born Born 19 Aug 1841 Andes, Delaware co., NY
Married Married Date Louisa M ? at Location
Died Died 08 Mar 1906 Weedsport, Cayuga co., NY
Buried Weedsport Rural Cemetery, Brutus, Cayuga Co., NY


Children:no issue

Military Records

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: Fordyce H Benedict Age at enlistment: 31 Enlistment Date: 27 Aug 1862 Rank at enlistment: Private Enlistment Place: Franklin, NY State Served: New York Survived the War?: Yes Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, New York 144th Infantry Regiment on 27 Sep 1862. Promoted to Full Corporal. Mustered out on 31 Mar 1864.
Transferred to Company 49th, U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps 49th Co 2nd Infantry Company on 31 Mar 1864. Mustered out on 26 Jun 1865. Birth Date: abt 1831 Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General

Census Records

1850 US Federal Census: Andes, Delaware, New York; Roll: M432_495; Page: 473; Image: 503. 26Oct1850

  • Benedict, William C, age 47, male, farmer, value of real estate: 2500, b MA
  • Benedict, Electa, age 40, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Ezra, age 17, male, laborer, b NY
  • Benedict, William, age 15, male, b NY
  • Benedict, Sarah, age 11, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Fordyn, age 9, male, b NY
  • Benedict, Marcena, age 7, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Clara, age 3, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Sarah, age 69, female, b MA

1860 US Federal Census: Franklin, Delaware, New York; Roll: M653_743; Page: 34; Image: 37. 25Jun1860

  • Benedict, Wm C, age 58, male, farmer, value of real estate: 3000, personal: 840, b NY
  • Benedict, Electa, age 50, male, b NY
  • Benedict, Sarah A, age 20, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Fordyce, age 18, male, student, b NY
  • Benedict, Marcena, age 16, female, student, b NY
  • Benedict, Clara G, age 12, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Orton, age 8, male, b NY

1900 US Federal Census: Brutus, Cayuga, New York; Roll: T623_1012 Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 24. 9Jun1900

  • Benedict, Fordyce H, head, white, male, b 15Aug1841, age 58, m 20y, b NY, parents b NY, physician
  • Benedict, Louisa M, wife, white, female, b 15Aug1853, age 47, m 20y, mother of 0, b NY, father b NY, mother b Eng?
  • 1 female servant


Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 310
60. EZRA5 (Robert,4 Thomas,3 James,2 Thomas1)
b. July 7, 1776; m. Sarah, dau. William Clarke, who d. March 28, 1859. He went from Charlton to Andes, when quite a young man, and was among its first settlers. He held the office of Deacon of 1st Presbyterian church for some years. He d. April 26, 1849. Ch.
1) - WILLIAM CLARKE, b. Sept. 27, 1802; m. March 22, 1831, Electa, dau. Joseph Dodge; was Elder, 1st Presb. church at Andes, from 1831 till 1853, when he removed to Franklin, where he now res. In 1852, appointed Deacon, 1st Presb. church of F., and subsequently Elder. Justice of peace at Andes for four years; was colonel of militia. Ch.
a) Ezra Stevenson, b. July 7, 1833; m. Maria Scudder. In 1851 he commenced study of medicine with Dr. Marcus Peake of Andes, and grad. at Pittsfield Medical College in 1854. He first located at Polo, Ill. He entered the service in 1862, as 1st Lieut., 124th Ill. Vols. Losing his health, he resigned 9 mos. after; res. New Boston, Ill.
b) William Clark, b. June 21, 1835; m. Annie Warner; res. N. B., Ill.
c) Sarah Melvina, b. June 27, 1839; res. Franklin.
d) Fordyce Harrington, b. Aug. 19, 1841. Studied for three years at Delaware Literary Institute, with a view to entering the ministry, but the war turned his steps in another direction. Aug. 27, 1862, he enlisted Co. D, 144th Regt., N. Y. Vols., and was subsequently appointed corporal. In July, 1863, while with his regiment, he met with an accident, the result of a rail road collision, which sent him to Armory Square hospital, Washington. Here he served as ward master and ward steward till the close of the war. He then commenced the study of medicine, and in Sept., 1867, attended a course of lectures at the Albany Medical College, and grad. Dec., 1868. While in Albany, he was resident physician at the N. Y. State Soldier's Home.
e) (159.) Marsena, b. Nov. 9, 1843; m. June 12, 1867
f) Carrie; res. Franklin.
g) Clara, b. Sept. 3, 1847.
h) Edward Orton, b. June 28, 1851.
2) - SARAH MALVINA, b. June 23, 1805; m. May 13, 1824, Philip Shaver Jr of Andes. son of Philip and Catherine Shafer.
3) - HENRY, b. July 12, 1807; d. Aug. 8, 1808.
4) - SABAH ANN, b. July 13, 1809; m. May 12, 1830, Elijah Churchill of Stamford, Delaware Co. d 11APR1880
5) - HENRY, b. Oct. 11, 1811; d. Dec. 11, 1811.

Fordyce's Final Years

Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929 Name: Fordyce H. Benedict Birth Date: 1845 Death Date: 8 Mar 1906 Death Place: Weedsport, NY Type Practice: Allopath Medical School: Albany Medical College of Union University, Albany, 1868, (G) JAMA Citation: 46:903 Cause of Death: pneumonia


Weedsport is a village in Cayuga County, New York. The name is from Elihu and Edward Weed, merchants who helped found the village. It is in the northern part of the Town of Brutus, and was a port on the Erie Canal, west of Syracuse, New York.

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