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Gideon Benedict

Born Born 15 Mar 17101   Norwalk, Fairfield co., Conn.
Married Married 11 Apr 17371 Dorothy (Prindle) Botsford Norwalk, Fairfield co., Conn.A
Died Died 17 Aug 17481   New Milford, Litchfield, Conn.

Parents:

Children:

  1. Dorothy Benedict; married Pratt2.
  2. Aaron Benedict; 1740-1816
  3. Elijah Benedict; 1741; d. Jan 1811 at Underhill, Vermont2

The Parents of Gideon

In his father's will, Gideon's uncle Jonathan is instructed to pay 20 sh. to each of the heirs of Gideon1.

Gideonís Early Years

Gideon and Dorothy

Dorothy was the daughter of Samuel and Dorothy [Plum] Prindle of New Milford, Connecticut. She was born on January 19, 1706/7 and first married an Elnathan Botsford of New Milford on March 19, 1734 but apparently there were no children. Three years later, she married Gideon on April 11, 1737 and after his death, married a third time.

Dorothy and her brother Daniel were appointed administrators of Gideon's estate by the Probate Court of Woodbury1.

Dorothy died on Nov. 16, 1750.A

Gideon's Final Years

Gideon lived near New Milford and paid 10 sh. a year to pass the toll gate. He died intestate on August 17, 1748.

Footnotes

References:

  • Family reference: 262
  • Family Tree: Benedict Generations
  • Lineage: Gideon Benedict4, (Joseph3, John2, Thomas1)
  • Books:
    • GBA-I p. 622
    • GBA-II p. 391

Note A: The descendants of John Benedict and Phoebe Gregory that moved to Alum Creek are described in the Alum Creek website at http://alumcreekoh.com/clayn/names4.htm#benedict.

Note B: Elijah Benedict's birth is shown as Sept. 20, 1738 in the Barbour collections3.

Sources

  1. "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America", Vol. II by Elwyn E. Benedict; 1st pub. 1969; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC.
  2. "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America", by Henry M. Benedict; 1st pub. 1870; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC.
  3. "The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Volumes 1-55" republished by Genealogical Publishing Co.

-- JimBenedict - 23 Jul 2009
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