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John Benedict

Born Born 02 Dec 1813 New York
Married Married 1st 25 Apr 1839 Emmeline Sheldon at Location
Married Married 2nd Date Ruby Ensign at Location
Married Married 3rd Date Mrs Helen E Walker at Location
Died Died 1879 at Location


Children:with Emmeline Sheldon

  1. John Henry Benedict 1840-1919
  2. Elma A Benedict 1843-1867
  3. Phebe Ann Benedict 1845-1846

Census Records

1850 US Federal Census: Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York; Roll: M432_592; Page: 224; Image: 451. 14Sep1850

  • Sharp, Allen G, age 70, male, carpenter, value of real estate: 1000, b CT
  • Sharp, Mary, age 62, female, b CT
  • Benedict, John, age 36, male, merchant, value of real estate: 8000, b NY
  • Benedict, Ruby, age 28, female, b NY
  • Benedict, John Jr, age 10, male, b NY
  • Benedict, Alma, age 7, female, b NY
  • Beebe, Samantha, age 31, female, b NY
  • Mitchell, Martha, age 25, female, b Ireland

1860 US Federal Census: Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York; Roll: M653_856; Page: 0; Image: 322. 25Jun1860

  • Benedict, John, age 45, male, lumber dealer, value of real estate: 10,000, b NY
  • Benedict, Ruby G, age 38, female, b NY
  • Benedict, John H, age 19, male, b NY
  • Benedict, Ella, age 17, female, b NY
  • Ensign, Eliza, age 41, female, b NY
  • 1 clerk, 1 servant

1870 US Federal Census: Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York; Roll: M593_1089; Page: 86; Image: 174. 22 & 23Jul1870

  • Benedict, John, age 55, male, lumberman, value of real estate: 50,000, personal: 30,000, b NY
  • Benedict, Helen, age 47, female, keeping house, value of real estate: 10,000, personal: 2000, b NY
  • Benedict, Ella age 25, female, at home, b NY
  • Ensign, Mary, age 50, female, b NY
  • Walker, John, age 22, male, bookkeeper, b NY
  • 2 domestic servants, 1 clerk


Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 309
59. ROBERT5 (Robert,4 Thomas,3 James,2 Thomas1)
b. July 14, 1770; m. Jan. 10, 1799, Phoebe, dau. James Faris of Dutchess Co., b. Aug. 12, 1777, and d. Feb. 14, 1858. He lived at Charlton and Ballston Spa, and d. March 3, 1862. Ch.
1) - ALMIRA, b. Nov. 27, 1779; d. May 16, 1817. (sb b 1799)
2) - MIRANDA, b. May 30, 1801; d. Sept. 23, 1817.
3) - CZAR HAMILTON, b. Dec. 1, 1802; m. Sept. 3, 1826, Mary Ann Forrester, b. Oct. 19, 1809, and d. Feb. 3, 1836; m. 2d, April 29, 1843, Mrs. Martha Denton Sweet, b. March 6, 1811; res. Ballston Spa. Ch.
a) Robert Forrester, b. Nov. 15, 1829; d. Oct. 14, 1857.
b) Charles Edwin, b. Jan. 10, 1832; unm.
c) Mary Ann, b. June 21, 1834; d. April 21, 1836.
d) Sarah Elizabeth, b. Sept. 2, 1844.
4) - WILLIAM FARIS, b. Oct. 23, 1804; m. Oct. 17, 1827, Olive Peck. Ch.
a) William F., d. unm. aged 25.
b) Sarah, m. John Reese.
c) Elizabeth, unm.
d) Olive, m. Warner.
e) Caroline, d. unm.
f) ) Ellen, b. 1843.
g) Harriet, m. D.D.C. Onderkirk of Schenectady.
h) ) Jane, m. John Frame of Schenectady.
i) James R., b. 1860.
5) - JAMES ALVAH, b. Aug. 12, 1806; m. Aug. 12, 1830, Sarah Melissa, dau. B. Millard. He d. at Schenectady, Jan. 3, 1833. Ch.
a) Edward Y., b. Jan. 3, 1832; m. Oct. 18, 1855, dau. Wm. Whitman of Saratoga Springs, b. 1836. Res. at Saratoga Springs. Ch.
I.) Walter B., b. Jan. 12, 1857.
II. ) Cora J., b. Oct. 13, 1862.
6) - MARY, b. April 23, 1809.
7) - ANDREW, b. March 20, 1811; m. March 21, 1862, Sybil A. Bishop, b. 1821. Res. Schenectady. Ch.
a) Cynthia Aurora, b. 1843.
b) (157.) George Washington, b. 1845; served in the army; res. at Omaha.
c) Robert E., b. 1847; res. Schenectady.
d) John A., b. 1854.
8) (158.) JOHN, b. Dec. 2, 1813; m. April 25, 1839, Emmeline Sheldon; m. 2d, Ruby Ensign; m. 3d, Mrs. Helen E. Walker; res. Saratoga Springs. Ch.
a) John Henry, m. Sarah Hyde; ch. b. 1867.
b) Ella A., b. 1843; unm.
9) - SARAH ANN, b. Dec. 22, 1815; d. April 12, 1828.
10) - DAVID, b. Nov. 24, 1818; d. July 21, 1820.
11) - ROBERT HENRY, b. Oct. 16, 1820; m. June 16, 1843, Harriet Sophia, dau. Joseph Hand, b. Dec. 8, 1821. Hardware merchant, Troy. Ch.
a) Charles Henry, b. July 20, 1844; enlisted, Aug. 31, 1862, for three years, Co. C, 77th Regt. N. Y. Vols.; res. Troy.
b) Mary Ellen, b. Feb. 8, 1846; m. Feb., 1866, Frank C. Phillips.
c) Francis James, b. Jan. 5, 1849; d. July 22, 1853.
d) Arthur Wesley, b. Feb. 14, 1853; d. July 10, 1854.
e) George Edward, b. July 20, 1855; d. Oct. 13, 1857.
f) Samuel Hand, b. Sept. 9, 1860.

Benedicts to America, Vol II, Pg 325
158. John6, (Robert5, Robert,4 Thomas,3 James,2 Thomas1)
b 2Dec1813, m 1st 25Apr1839 Emmeline Sheldon, b 13Jul1813, d 11Oct1847, m 2nd Ruby Ensign, m 3rd Mrs Helen E Walker. Coal & Lumber Dealer of Saratoga Springs. The Benedict Memorial Hospital of Boston Spa, NY was named in his honor by his 3rd wife, Helen. He d 1879-?. Ch by 1st m:
1) - John Henry, b 28Aug1840, Schenectady, NY., m 28Oct1863 Sarah Eliza, dau Henry P & Nancy (Hendrick) Hyde, b 29Feb1840, d 15Aug1915. Henry P was son of Jabez & Sabrina Hyde buried in Saratoga, NY. Nancy was dau of Rebecca (Robinson) Hendricks. John was graduated of Union Coll. and a lawyer. Sarah was graduate of Temple Grove, now Skidmore Coll of Saratoga. She was a concert pianist and had a brother, Jefferson J Hyde, b 1842 that m Nellie Churchill. No CH, a sister, Mary Josephine Hyde, b 1844, d 1927, m Josiah Hotchkiss Whitting of Ansonia, CT. No Ch. John d 21Oct1919, bur Saratoga Spgs. CH:
1) - Jennie Bennett, b 24Jul1866, m 1st 1884 Jay Sargent who d 1890, m 2nd Charles Bigelow Zimmer in 1910, b 1865, d 1926. Res Saratoga, NY. She d 19Apr1933. CH:
a) Edith Sargent, d age 7
b) William Sargent, d 6months
2) - Jerome, b 11Aug1873 Saratoga, m 27Jun1899 Martha Louise, dau John Benedict King, b 1846, d 1884 and Betsey Ann Allen, b Nov1848, d Jan1920. Martha b 20Jul1878 Porters Corners, NY, d 11Apr1927. She a graduate Corinth Teacher Normal School, and had two sisters, H. Leona King, b 1875, 1938, m DeVer Clark Lamb of Saratoga, no Children, and Carrie Frances King, b 1872, d 1930, m William LePoint, Res Elizabeth, NJ. CH: Roy and Frank LePoint. Jerome lived large part of adult life in Poughkeepsie, NY. An Architect, shoe merchant and realtor, d 6Oct1946, both bur Saratoga. CH:
a) Rev John King, b 14May1900 Troy, NY. Pastor of Toga Centenary M.E. Ch., Washington Ave, NYC, d 9Nov1960, bur Poughkeepsie, NY.
b) Anne Louise, b 13Jul1903 Middleton, NY., m Herman John Christensen, MD, b 13Mar1902 Ithaca, NY, son John Peter Christensen, b 1864, d 1935 & Johanna Sorensen Kallehave, b 1874, d 1959, both born in Denmark and bur Ithaca, NY. Herman is a practicing physician of Poughkeepsie, NY. Grad Cornell Medical Collage 1930. He has a brother, Col John P Christensen, a Diplomat of Amer. Board of Prosthodontics and sisters, Olga, m George Stoddard, d 1947, no CH. and Selma, b 1912 m 1931 Walter Schlotzhauer of Ithaca, who has two sons: Robert b 1936 and John, b 1945 and dau Joan Pohlmann (Stuart) b 1932. Annie is an artist and charter member of Creative Contempory Artist of Poughkeepsie, NY. Exhibits, Avant-Grade-Woodstock, NY. She supplied full data on descendants of John, b 1813. Res 10 Forbus St, Poughkeepsie, NY. CH
A) Ann Louise Christensen, b 5Feb1934 Poughkeepsie, m Paul Joseph Denny, Sr, b 18Apr1933 Poughkeepsie, son Raymond L Denney, b 1902 and Laura Kelley b 1905, d 1963. In 1963, and for several years prior, an employee of US Steel. Grad Clarkson Coll. She Grad-Crane Sch of Music, Potsdam, NY. Musician. Res Pittsburg, PA. CH:
i) Louann Maria Denney, b 8Jun1955 Potsdam
ii) Paul Joseph Denney, Jr, b 12Aug1957 Pittsburg
iii) Elaine Elizabeth Denney, b 17Jan1960
c) Mary Leona, b 8Sep1904 Middletown, NY. m 1st 1931 Stephen Logan Jennings of Atlanta, GA., m 2nd William Frederick Wheaton, b 8Jul1904. Builder and Contractor in Hyde Patrk, NY. Res Poughkeepsie, NY
d) Ruth Grace,l b 6Jan1907 Poughkeepsie, m 1st 1924 Harry Mosley Sanders, Sr., b Apr1904, m 2nd Harold Conklin, b 1906, d 1955. She d 13Feb1945. CH
A) Harry Moseley Sanders, Jr. b 15Oct1930 Poughkeepsie, m Janie. Res Hollywood, California. CH
i) Carol Anne Sanders, n 17Nov1953 California
e) Miriam Eileen, b 31Dec1909 Poughkeepsie, m William Frederick Wheaton, b 8Jul1904. She d 1949. CH
A) Paul William Wheaton, b 19Feb1927, m Delilah Canfield, b Feb1927. Builder and Contractor of Hyde Pasrk, NY. CH
i) Christine Miriam Wheaton, b 3Aug1950 Poughkeepsie
ii) Sherry Lynn Wheaton, b 7Jul1953, Poughkeepsie
B) Robert Jerome Wheaton, b 25Apr1930, m Lorraine Graziano, b Feb1933. CH
i) Wayne Robert Wheaton, b 27Oct1952, Poughkeepsie
ii) Scott William Wheaton, b 19Jan1956, Poughkeepsie
f) Paul King, MD & PHD., b 5Jul1912 Poughkeepsie, m 1st 5Jul1939 in Poughkeepsie, Marcia Grossman, b 13Mar1913, m 2nd Marilyn Taylor 14Aug1955, b 13Oct1922. A.B. New Mexico University 1934. A.M. Harvard 1936, PHD Harvard 1941. An Anphrapolist & Orientalist. (Many writings on Far East) Presently Chief Psychiatrist, NYC Dept of Correction, et. al. Co-Editor Schizophrenia (Logan Press, NYC 1959) plus other writings n field of Psychiatry. Res Briarcliff Manor, NY. CH
A) Susan King, b 2Oct1943 (by 1st m)
B) Nancy King, b 8Jul1945
C) Anne King, b 31Aug1948
D) Steven Benedict, b Jun1949 (carries Benedict name, son of Marilyn by a previous m)
E) Wade King, b 1Sep1958 (by 2nd m)
F) Tiffany Taylor, b 17Aug1960
g) Mark Hyde, b 1May1914, Poughkeepsie, m 1st 1938 Retta Sander, b 1916 of Manchester, NH, m 2nd 1962 Alice Jonason, b 12Sep1913, d Aug1963. He has B.A. Boston Univ. Res Huntington, L.I. CH
A) Nelson Jerome, b 21Oct1940, Res Boston, MA
h) Philip Allen, b 11Sep1915 Poughkeepsie, m 22Dec1942 Lillian Blaney, b 1916 Boston, MA, niece of Osbourn of Marblehead, MA. Vet Air Corp WWII D-Day. He has a large portrait (oil painting) of John Benedict, b 1813. Res Poughkeepsie. CH
A) Pamela Hyde, b 12Jul1949
B) Jay Hyde, b 31Mar1953
2) Elma A., b 22Jun1843, d 1861-?
3) Phebe Ann, b 12Jun1845, d 30Sep1846


Saratoga County is located in the state of New York. The county seat is Ballston Spa. The name is a corruption of an Indian word "sah-rah-ka" or "Sarach-togue," that means "the hill beside the river."

When counties were established in the Province of New York in 1683, the present Saratoga County was part of Albany County. This was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present State of Vermont and, in theory, extending westward to the Pacific Ocean. This county was reduced in size on July 3, 1766 by the creation of Cumberland County, and further on March 16, 1770 by the creation of Gloucester County, both containing territory now in Vermont.

Then, on March 12, 1772, Albany County was divided into the counties of Albany, Tryon (now Montgomery), and Charlotte (now Washington). From 1772 to 1786 Albany County included, besides the present territory of Albany County, all of the present Columbia, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties, parts of the present Greene and Washington Counties, and a piece of what is now southwestern Vermont.

In 1786, Albany County was reduced in size by the splitting off of Columbia County.

In 1791, Saratoga County (as well as Rensselaer County) was split off from Albany County.

During the nineteenth century, this county was an important industrial center. Its location 30 miles north of Albany on the Delaware and Hudson Railway and its proximity to water power from the Hudson River and Kayaderosseras Creek led to rapid industrial development beginning in 1810. Some of the most important industries were paper mills, tanneries, foundries, and textile mills

The Village of Ballston Spa New York is a area located in central Saratoga County just south of the Adirondack State Park

Poughkeepsie (pronounced /pəˈkɪpsiː/) is a city in New York which serves as the county seat of Dutchess County, located in the Hudson River Valley midway between New York City and Albany. The name derives from a Native American word (roughly U-puku-ipi-sing), meaning "the reed covered lodge by the little-water place," referring to a spring or stream feeding into the Hudson River, south of the present downtown area. Poughkeepsie is known as "The Queen City of the Hudson."

The site of Poughkeepsie was first settled by a New Netherland Dutchman, Barent Baltus, before 1659. It was founded in 1687 by his son, Baltus Barent van Kleeck, who built the first house of record there in 1702. The community was set off from the Town of Poughkeepsie when it became an incorporated village in 1799. The City of Poughkeepsie was chartered in 1854.

Spared from battle during the American Revolution, Poughkeepsie became the second capital of New York. In 1788 the Ratification Convention for New York State, which included Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and George Clinton, assembled at the courthouse on Market Street, debated and ratified the United States Constitution. With its ratification, New York entered the new union as the eleventh of the original thirteen colonies to join together as the United States of America. In 1799, a new seal was created for Poughkeepsie. It contains 11 honey bees, representing the State of New York as the 11th state to ratify the United States Constitution.

Early on, the city was also a major center for whale rendering, and during the 1800s industry flourished through shipping, hatteries, papermills, and several breweries along the Hudson River, including some owned by Matthew Vassar, founder of Vassar College. Due to the area’s natural beauty and proximity to New York City, families such as the Astors, Rogers, and Vanderbilts built palatial weekend homes nearby.

Schenectady (pronounced /skəˈnɛktədi/ is a city in Schenectady County, New York, of which it is the county seat. The name "Schenectady" is derived from a Mohawk word for "on that side of the pinery," or "near the pines," or "place beyond the pine plains." The city of Schenectady is in eastern New York State, near the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. It is in the same metropolitan area as the state capital, Albany; Schenectady is about eighteen miles (29 km) northwest of Albany.

-- SandeeToo - 22 Mar 2009
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