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Jesse Benedict

Family reference: 462.3

Born Born   11 June 175- Danbury, Connecticut
Married Married 1st 25Dec1777 Mary Ward Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut
2nd   Esther Jackson of Redding, Connecticut
3rd   Huldah Wheeler of Fairfield, Connecticut
Died Died   1815  


With Mary Ward

  1. Ward Benedict
With Esther Jackson
  1. Aaron Jackson Benedict 1810-1822
With Huldah Wheeler
  1. Jessie Wheeler Benedict 1810-1872

The Parents of

Hulda Wheeler were Chauncey Wheeler b 17 Dec 1751 Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, d 22Apr1803 Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut and Caroline Matilda Beers b 5Dec1761 Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, d 13May1853 Stratfield, Connecticut


Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 288
16. THADDEUS4 (Thomas,3 James,2 Thomas1)
b. Nov. 1, 1728; m. Feb. 2, 1747, Abigail, dau. Lieut. Benjamin Starr of Danbury, who d. April 6, 1785; m. 2d, Catharine, widow Nehemiah Dibble, Nov. 1, 17--. Justice of peace, May, 1774-1800; selectman in 1784. One of the sufferers by burning of Danbury, in 1777. He was allowed by Ct., May, 1792, 521 19s. 6d., for his losses. (Hinman, p. 82.) He d. Jan. 20, 1805. Ch.
1) (48.) THADDEUS, b. Aug. 14, 1749.
2) - ABIGAIL, b. April 29, 175-; m. Oct. 2, 1771, Eliakim Starr of Bethel, Ct.
3) (49.) JESSE, b. June 11, 175-.
4) (50.) ELIAKIM, b. Sept. 26, 1753.
5) - MARY, b. and d. Oct., --.
6) (51.) PETER, b. Dec. 11, 175-.
7) - MOLLY, b. Feb. 19, 1761; m. Christopher Avery Babcock; d. y.
8) - DEBORAH, b. April 19, 1762; m. Sept. 14, 1785, Samuel Wildman of Danbury; d. April 30, 1828.
9) - 52. ELIHU, b. Aug. 1, 1766.
10) (53.) ELIPHALET, b. Nov. 1, 1768.
11) - ELIZABETH, b. March 3, 1771; d. 1779, at Ballston.
12) (54.) AMOS, b. May 14, 1774.

Per Benedicts of America, Vol I, Pg 302, Jesse married 3 times:

  1. Mary Ward of Reading, CT they had son Ward Benedict that died young
  2. Esther Jackson of Reading, CT they had son Aaron Jackson Benedict b 10Feb1810, d 18Oct1822, Danbury, CT per Danbury Barbour Collection
  3. Huldah Wheeler of Fairfield, CT, dau Chauncey and Caroline Matilda (Beers) Wheeler of Fairfield, CT. Hulda was b 28Mar1784, Fairfield, CT, d 2Jun1861 New York City, New York. Her birth is per LDS Ancestry Files, death per Benedicts of America, Vol I, pg 302. They had a son, Jesse Wheeler Benedict b 25Dec1810 per Benedics of America, Vol I, pg 302.

Connecticut Town Death Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Aaron J Benedict Death Date: 18 Oct 1822 Death Location: Danbury


  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.


Jesse is not listed in Benedicts of America Vol II
Undocumented sources state he was b 1851, which does work with his order of birth
Hulda Wheeler, widowed mother, listed as Hulda Gregory 1850 census

Census Records

1820 US Federal Census ; Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, Page: 218; NARA Roll: M33_1; Image: 151. 7Aug1820
Hulda Benedict, 1 female over age 45, 1 male under age of 10

1850 US Federal Census: New York Ward 18 District 2, New York, New York; Roll M432_558; Page: 349B; Image: 350. 16Sep1850
Benedict, Jesse, age 39, male, lawyer, b CT
Benedict, Frances A, age 35, female, b CT
Benedict, Coleman, age 16, male, b CT
Benedict, Mary L, age 14, female, b CT
Benedict, Fauna, age 11, female, b NY, attended school (sb Fanny)
Benedict, Kate, age 8, female, b NY, attended school
Benedict, Emma, age 2, female, b NY
Benedict, Anna, age 1, female, b NY
Gregory, Hulah, age 67, female, b CT (sb Hulda, his mother)
3 female servants, all b Ireland


  • Biography in Henry Benedict p. 302.1

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