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Descendants of Thomas Benedict 1640-1688

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Second Generation

1 Thomas2 Benedict (Thomas1); born about 1640 at Southold, Long Island, (then) New Netherland. In 1662 he removed with his father's family to Jamaica on Long Island, and in the year following the town granted him a home lot. He was married in January 1664/65 to Mary Messenger, daughter of Andrew Messenger. They moved to Norwalk in 1665/66. Thomas died in November 1688 at Norwalk, Connecticut.1
View the biography of Thomas Benedict, Jr.

Known children of Thomas Benedict and Mary Messenger:2

    11   i.   Mary   b. Dec. 4, 1666.
+   12   ii.   Thomas Benedict   b. Dec. 5, 1670; d. 1743.
    13   iii.   Hannah   b. Jan. 8, 1676.
    14   iv.   Esther   b. Oct. 5, 1679.
    15   v.   Abigail   b. 1682.
    16   vi.   Elizabeth   b. 1684.

Third Generation

12 Thomas3 Benedict (Thomas2, Thomas1); born December 5, 1670 at Norwalk, Connecticut. He married 1st Rachel on May 13, 1697, daughter of Samuel and Rachel (Marvin) Smith of Norwalk, she born 1672-3. He was often fence viewer and surveyor between 1692 and 1723; selectman 1709-11 and 1730 and 1732. He is called ensign in 1717. Rachel "the virtuous and pious consort," died on Dec. 1, 1737.
He married 2nd on Oct. 14, 1740, Hannah Knapp of Danbury, and died May 10, 1743. His inventory, which includes one negro man Winsor, amounted to 160. His will was proved June 5, 1744.1
View the biography of Thomas Benedict.

Known children of Thomas Benedict and Rachael Smith:

    121   i.   Mary   b. Dec. 4, 1699; d. 1761.Note A
+   122   ii.   Thomas Benedict   b. Oct. 29, 1701; d. Feb. 11, 1757.
+   123   iii.   Samuel Benedict   b. Jan. 31, 1703-4; d. 17??.
    124   iv.   Daniel   b. April 7, 1707; d. June 9, 17??.
    125   v.   Rachel   b. Sept. 27, 1710.Note B
    126   vi.   Nehemiah   b. Dec. 21, 171?-.
    127   vii.   Sarah   b. June 6, 1717.Note C

  • Note A: Mary married Daniel St. John (per Bronson3, p. 464). Her husband died May 28, 1761.1
  • Note B: Rachel [Rachael?] married on June 13, 1734 to Eliasaph Kellogg of Danbury (per Hall4, p. 211).
  • Note C: Sarah married on April 28, 1735 to Daniel Hoyt Jr. of Norwalk (per Hall4, p. 218).

Fourth Generation

122 Thomas4 Benedict (Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1); born Oct. 29, 1701; married May 21, 1725, to Deborah, daughter of Jonathan Waters of Jamaica, Long Island; she born 1699 and died March 2, 1757. Pounder, lister, fence-viewer, tything-man and surveyor often between 1723 and 1747. He died on February 11, 1757. Will recorded March 17, 17571.
View the biography of Thomas Benedict.

Known children of Thomas Benedict and Deborah Waters:

    122.1   i.   Thomas   b. Feb. 25, 1725-6; d. Feb. 21, 1802.
    122.2   ii.   Deborah   b. June 8, 1728; d. Nov. 15, 1770.Note A
    122.3   iii.   Nehemiah   b. Jan. 9, 1729-30; d. Sept. 29, 1800.
    122.4   iv.   Rachel   b. Feb. 28, 1731-2; d. Sept. 7, 1743.
    122.5   v.   Hannah   b. Dec. 13, 1733; d. Feb. 22, 1780.Note B
    122.6   vi.   Jonathan   b. June 18, 1736; d. June 20, 1759.

  • Note A: Deborah married Abijah Comstock on May 30, 17451.
  • Note B: Hannah married John Carter of Norwalk in October, 1753; he born on Feb. 22, 1730 (per Hall4, p. 234-5).

123 Samuel4 Benedict (Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1); born Jan. 31, 1703-4; married 1st, Jemima Canfield, April 18, 1724; 2nd, Experience Jarvis(?), before June, 1736, when they moved to New Canaan parish and joined the church there. He was fence viewer, tything-man and lister between 1724 and 1748. No record of their death1.
View the biography of Samuel Benedict.

Known children of Samuel Benedict and Jemima Canfield:

    123.1   i.   Jemima   b. March 8, 1724-5.Note A
    123.2   ii.   Samuel   b. Dec. 5, 1726; d. Bedford, about 1803.
    123.3   iii.   Mary   b. June 14, 1728; d. Dec. 7, 1800.Note B
    123.4   iv.   Daniel   b. March 8, 1729-30; d. Aug. 21, 1776.
    123.5   v.   Stephen   b. May 20, 1731; d. May 15, 1809.
    123.6   vi.   Sarah   b. Jan. 30, 1733-4; (m. Timothy Hait?).
    123.7   vii.   Abigail   b. July 7, 1735; m. Jedidah Smith (March 16, 1758?)

Known children of Samuel Benedict and Experience Jarvis:

    123.8   i.   Esther   b. Sept. 9, 1737; m. John Levake, (March 16, 1758?).
    123.9   ii.   Rachel   b. June 24, 1739; m. Hezekiah Benedict, April 5, 1759.

  • Note A: Jemima married Peter Smith on Feb. 29, 1743-41.
  • Note B: Mary married Deacon John Benedict on June 12, 1746.

Sources

  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.
  2. "A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Before 1692" ; Volume #1, Pages 155-166, Belcher to Benjamin ; by James Savage (undated). Website: www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/newengland/savage/bk1/155-166.htm
  3. "The History of Waterbury, Connecticut; the original township embracing present Watertown and Plymouth, and parts of Oxford, Wolcott, Middlebury, Prospect and Naugatuck." ; by Henry Bronson, M.D.; pub. by Bronson Brothers, 1858.
  4. "The Ancient Historical Records of Norwalk, Connecticut; with a plan of the ancient settlement, and of the town in 1847" ; compiled by Edwin Hall, Pastor of the First Congregational Church; pub. by Baker & Schribner, New York, 1847.

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