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James Henry Benedict

James Henry BENEDICT; born 1815; died 1904; was the son of Jacob Benedict or Jacob Bachmann from Germany, who raised the first Benedict family in Hants county, Nova Scotia. James married Rachel Stillman and had ten children.

Born Born 12 April 1815 Windsor Forks, Hants Co., Nova Scotia
Baptised 4 April 1817 St. George's Anglican Church, Falmouth, Hants Co., N.S.
Married Married 8 Nov 1849 Rachel Elizabeth Stillman
Died Died 8 Nov 1904  
Buried   Belmont Cemetery

Parents:

Children with Rachael:

(note: children per personal notes of Donna Parker and Janice Fralic-Brown)

  1. Mary Jane Benedict; b. Feb 1848; d. 1859
  2. James Henry Benedict; b. 1850; d. 1938
  3. Leonard Benedict; b. 1853; d. 1938
  4. John Nelson Benedict; b. 1855; d. 1928
  5. William J. Benedict; b. 1858; d. 1934
  6. Jacob Benedict; b. 1861; d. 1946
  7. George Edward Benedict; b. 1863; d. 1938
  8. Susannah Benedict; b. 1864; d. 1925
  9. Arthur Benedict; b. 1869; d. 1870 - as an infant
  10. Annie Benedict?; b. 8 Nov 1871; d. 1957

The Parents of Henry

Henry's Early Years

Little is known of James Henry Benedict as a young man, but he was known as Henry to his family.

Henry and Rachel

Rachel Stillman was born on October 2, 1828, the daughter of George and Sarah [Foley] Stillman. She died on March 27, 1909 and is buried in the Belmont Cemetery with Henry.

Henry and Rachel were married on Nov. 8, 1849 by Rev. R. J. Uniacke. They lived in Belmont where Henry farmed.

On the 1881 Census for Scotch, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Henry writes that his ethnic origin is German, as do his children, four of which are still living at home: Jacob, George, Susan and Annie. His wife, Rachel, indicates that she is English.

The Final Years for Henry

Little is known of the final years for Henry. His death date was obtained from Donna Parker, footnote 1.

Footnotes

References:

  • Family reference: B.G.3
  • Lineage: James Henry Benedict2, (Jacob1)
  • Books:
    • GBA-II p. 4651

1. Most of the rough information was obtained from handwritten notes by Donna Parker of New Mina, Nova Scotia. Obtained by J.B. on a personal visit the summer of 2004. No supporting sources available, although her research was carried out at the Kentville, Kings County Museum and on field gravesite visits.

There is further information in Elwyn Benedict's book that has yet been added1.

2. Marriage date from Robert Anthony of Ontario.


Notes on the Children

  • Mary and Arthur Benedict; both buried at Old St. James, Brooklyn (footnote 1)
  • Susannah Benedict; b. March 16, 1864; d. March 29, 1925; married Charles Austin Foley on Sept 1, 1882; he b. Sept. 18, 1857 at Avondale, Hants co., Nova Scotia. Children:
    • George C. Benedict; b.June 26, 1882
    • Mary Benedict; b. Nov. 16, 1884
    • Ralph Benedict; b. Feb. 15, 1885
    • Norman Benedict; b. June 16, 1886
    • Albert Benedict; b. April 9, 1889
    • Howard Benedict; b. June 10, 1891
    • Percy Benedict; b. May 30, 1897

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.

Family Outline

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6 SusannahBenedict1865
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-- JimBenedict - 05 Dec 2005
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