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Ira Benedict

Born Born 18 Jul 1803 Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn
Married Married 18 Oct 1823 Sarah Ophelia Buckley Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn
Died Died 22 Nov 1868 Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn


  • Father:Cyrus Benedict; 1771-1848
  • Mother:Penelope Dun(n)ing 1775-1868


  1. Ezra B Benedict 1823-
  2. Nelson Benedict; 1827-
  3. Edgar Wheeler Benedict; 1833-

Sarah Ophelia Buckley and Family

Sarah was b 23Jan1803 in CT and d 15Jan1856. She was the daughter of Gersham and Damaris Buckley.

ís Early Years

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Census Records

1850 US Federal Census: Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut; Roll: M432_37; Page: 146; Image: 291. 22Aug1850

  • Benedict, Ira, age 47, male, hatter, b CT
  • Benedict, Sarah, age 47, female, b CT
  • Benedict, Edgar W, age 17, male, b CT
  • Benedict, Penelope, age 75, female, b CT

1860 US Federal Census: Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut; Roll: M653_73; Page: 311; Image: 313. 8Jul1860

  • Benedict, Edgar W, age 28, male, hatter, value of real estate: 1000, personal: 200, b NY (s of Ira) (all sb b CT)
  • Benedict, Sarah E, age 27, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Carrie O, age 8/12, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Penelope, age 85, female, value of real estate: 500, personal: 75, b NY
  • Benedict, Ira, age 57, male, value of real estate: 500, personal: 100, b NY


Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 316
68. Cyrus6, Caleb5, James4, James3, James2, Thomas1
b 16Apr1771; m 3Jan1783, Penelope, dau Nathan Dunning of Brookfield, CT, b 5May1775, and d 16Apr1868. He d 31Dec1848 at Danbury, CT. Ch:
1) Polly b 3Aug1795; m 31Oct1814, Zera Hamilton; d 23Jul1822
2) Rev Nathan Dunning, b 26Nov1797; m 15Dec1818, Polly Ann, dau Moses Gillet of Newtown, CT, b 16Aug1797, and d 3Apr1844; m 2nd 18Sep1845, Margaret, dau Jacob Guild of Woodstock, CT., b 17Jul1802. Minister of the Baptist church for more than forty years; res: Easton, CT. Ch: i) Mary A b 22Jan1820; d 8Oct1843. ii) Emily b 25Jul1825; m 8Nov1843, Edward Near; wid; res Danbury, CT.
3) Almon, b 27Aug1799; m Clarissa, dau Lewis6 (69.) Benedict. He d 8May1862 at Stanford, CT. Ch: i) Morris P. ii) Edgar. iii) Jane. iv) Calista. All m but one.
4) Ira b 18Jul1803; m 16Oct1822, Sarah O., dau Gershom and Damaris Buckley, b 23Jan1803, and d 15Jan1856. He d 22Nov1868 at Danbury, CT. Ch: 1) Ezra B b 23Dec1823; d 15Jun1826. 2) Nelson b 23Jul1827; m 1Oct1846, Janette, dau Erastus Buckingham of Milford, CT. Res Newark, NJ. They had chd a) Emma J b 5Oct1850. 3) Edgar Wheeler b 28Feb1833; m 4Dec1855, Sarah A, dau Herman G and Elizabeth Atwood, b 22Feb1833. Res Danbury, CT. Ch: a) Carrie O, b 17Oct1859; d 4Aug1860.
5) Ebenezer b 15Jun1808; m Hannah Dean; d 17May1837. Ch: i) Anna Hester, m Robert Sayres of Danbury, CT. ii) Cyrus D, m 15Oct1852, Lydia M Bears; res: Newark, NJ. Ch: a) Willie, b 1854. b) Minnie D b 1859.

Danbury, CT Vital Records 1685 - 1848. From the Barbour Collection as found at the CT State Library.

BENEDICT Ira, son Cyrus & Penelope, b July 18, 1803
BENEDICT Ira, m Sarah Ophelia BUCKLEY of Danbury, Oct 18, 1823, by Rev Ambrose S Todd


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