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George Benedict

Family reference: 472.41

Born Born 4 Sep 1786   Danbury, Fairfield co., Conn.
Married Married 11 Mar 1811 Dorcas Vail Danbury, Fairfield co., Conn.
Died Died 2 Feb 1838   Danbury, Fairfield co., Conn.


  • George Benedict6, (Eliakim5, Thaddeus4, Thomas3, James2, Thomas1)



  1. Eliakim "Starr" Benedict; 1813-1894
  2. Thomas Taylor Benedict; 1815-1894
  3. George Vail Benedict; 1822-1876

Dorcas B Vail and Family

Daughter of John Vail

b 10Jul1793, Danbury, Fairfield County, CT. d 10Jul1867 Danbury, Fairfield County, CT. Buried Wooster St Cemetery, Danbury, CT.

Per Benedicts to America Vol I, pg 302: Dorcas b 25Jul1794, death 10Jul1867.

Per LDS 1435525 Item 4, pg 48, d 10Jul1869

Per Lacy & Benedict Undertakers, died at age 74y, 0m, 0d, Widow. This would have her b 10Jul1793. Cause of death: Pneumonia

Buried Wooster Street Cemetery, Danbury, Fairfield County, CT. Her headstone is very clear, the name on it is Dorcas Vail. The surrounding headstones are not readable.

1850 US Federal Census: M432_37, pg 105, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 6Aug1850, line 99, Family No 384:

  • Dorcas Benedict, age 58, female, white, b CT (cb age 52)
  • George Benedict, age 28, male, white, farmer, b CT (son)

1860 US Federal Census: M653_73. Pg 190, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 7Jun1860, line 2, Dwelling No 169, Family No 191:

  • George V. Benedict, age 38, male, farmer, value of personal estate: 100, b CT
  • Bulah P., age 26, female, b CT
  • Dorcas, age 64, female, value of real estate: 1700, value of personal estate: 250, b CT


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

George's Final Years

Per LDS 1435527, Vol I, Item 2, Pg 22, Danbury, Fairfield County, CT VS Records, Cause of death: Consumption. W.F. Lacy MD

Per Myrtle M. Jillson, Certified Genealogist for the State of CT, George was a Hatter in Danbury and was buried Wooster Street Cemetery, Danbury, Fairfield County, CT.


Per History of Danbury, CT 1684-1896

History of hatting in Danbury, 1780-1895 - Zadock Benedict, Eli Benedict, George Benedict, David M. Benedict, amongst others listed

1803- Samuel H. Phillips lived opposite the Danbury Savings Bank, and died there. George Benedict was a son of Eliakim, and lived and died in Danbury

1803. Samuel H. Phillips, George Benedict, David A Wood, William Babcock, Ezra Wildman, Ebenezer and John D. Nichols, Boughton & Starr, and others carried on hatting in different parts of the township. The fashionable hat of this year was six inches deep and two-inch brim.

1805. Clark & Benedict carried on the hatting business in the red building situated in West Street, and now occupied as a dwelling.

Barbour Collection does list his birth, as does LDS microfilm LDS 1435525, Danbury, Fairfield County, CT. No official record of his marriage found. No official record of his death found. LDS 1435525, Danbury, Fairfield County, CT lists Dorcas's birth and death information, however no Barbour Collection information found, and no spouse information found. No information of Dorcas's father, John Vail found. No information at all of who her mother may have been. Mention made, but no records of birth of his children found. Chd: 1) Eliakim Starr-No official records of his birth or 1st/2nd marriage found. m records with Ellen F Gilmore found, stating his 2nd m, her 1st. 2) Thomas Taylor-No official record of his birth found. Barbour Collection does verify his m to Sarah Peck Griffin. No official information of his death found. 3) George Vail-LDS 1435525, b Danbury, Fairfield County, CT. No Barbour Collection verification. LDS 1435527, Danbury, Fairfield County, CT VS Records verified his death. No Barbour Collection verification on his death.

Lineage of George's parents:

Eliakim: James Benedict1649 and Sarah Gregory1652. Thomas Benedict1694 and Abigail Hoyt1694. ThaddeusBenedict1728 and Abigail Starr1729. EliakimBenedict1753.

Hannah: James Benedict1649 and Sarah Gregory1652. Capt JohnBenedict1689 and Rachel Starr1690. JosephBenedict1728 and Elizabeth Hall1730. Hannah 1761.

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