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Sergt Jonah Benedict

Born Born 1741/1747 Danbury, Fairfield co., Conn
Married Married 06 Jan 1781 Elizabeth English Danbury, Fairfield co., Conn
Died Died 28 Mar 1811 South Salem

Parents:

Children:

  1. Matthew Benedict 1782- ca 1845
  2. Eunice Benedict 1783-
  3. Brig Gen James Benedict; 1784-
  4. Abraham Benedict 1787-1788

Military History

"He was a thorough patriot, and took an active part in the Revolutionary war; enlisting, May 11, 1775, with rank of corporal, in his brother Capt. Noble's Co. (Col. Waterbury's Regt.). He was before Ticonderoga, in Aug., 1775, and was commissioned sergeant by Capt. Noble Benedict, Nov. 19, 1775, at Fort Johns. He entered the service again in 1776, as sergeant in Capt. Noble's Co. (Col. Bradley's Regt.), and was taken prisoner, with many others, while on duty at Fort Washington, on the Hudson river, Nov., 1776. He was put on board the prison-ship Grosvenor, lying at the Wallabout, from which he was removed to the old sugar house, and there confined, suffering great hardships from sickness and ill-usage, until permitted to depart, being then, April, 1777, considered at the point of death. He was carried to Danbury, Ct., in a horse litter, about two weeks before Danbury was burnt by the British. He, and his old father Matthew, who was living in Jonah's house, were taken out of their beds before daylight on Sunday morning, April 27, 1777, and tied to trees in his garden, while the British troops set fire to his house (a new one).

U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872
Name: Jonah Benedict Widow's Name: Elizabeth Benedict Pension Office City/Town: New York City Pension Office State: New York Year Range: 1836-1848

U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872
Name: Jonah Benedict Widow's Name: Elizabeth Benedict Pension Office City/Town: New York City Pension Office State: New York Year Range: 1848-1862
Benedict, Elizabeth, widow of Jonah, Sgt and Corp, half yearly allowance: 43.48 1/2. Commenced Mar1849

Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants
Benedict, Jonah, Conn. Sufferer. Danbury
206.6.4 1/2

Sources

Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 367
4. MATTHEW4 (Daniel,3 Daniel,2 Thomas1)
b. about 1707; m. May 21, 1729, Mabel Noble, at New Milford, Ct. He d. Sept. 28, 1781. He was one of the sufferers by the burning of Danbury by the British troops under Gen. Tryon, April 27, 1777; and his heirs were allowed, May, 1792, by the state of Connecticut, 205 4s. 8d., for damage done to his property. Distribution of his estate took place March 27, 1782. No widow mentioned. Heirs of son Matthew, deceased, received 317 4s. 4d.; Noble, Zadock, heirs of Thankful, wife of John Hopkins, deceased, Jonah and Abijah, each received 158 12s. 4d.; total, 1164 12s. 10d. (Prob. Rec., Danbury, Ct., vol. IV, p. 235.) Ch.
1) (13.) MATTHEW, b. about 1733.
2) (14.) NOBLE, b. Jan. 25, 1735; d. May 19, 1809.
3) (15.) ZADOCK, b. 1737; d. Aug. 17, 1798.
4) - THANKFUL, m. John Hopkins; d. previous to Oct., 1781. (?)
5) (16.) JONAH, b. 1741.
6) (17. ) ABIJAH.

Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 376
16. JONAH5 (Matthew,4 Daniel,3 Daniel,2 Thomas1)
b. 1747; m. Jan. 6, 1781, Elizabeth, dau. Capt. James Inglis of South East, b. 1757, and d. April, 1849, in New York city. "He was a thorough patriot, and took an active part in the Revolutionary war; enlisting, May 11, 1775, with rank of corporal, in his brother Capt. Noble's Co. (Col. Waterbury's Regt.). He was before Ticonderoga, in Aug., 1775, and was commissioned sergeant by Capt. Noble Benedict, Nov. 19, 1775, at Fort Johns. He entered the service again in 1776, as sergeant in Capt. Noble's Co. (Col. Bradley's Regt.), and was taken prisoner, with many others, while on duty at Fort Washington, on the Hudson river, Nov., 1776. He was put on board the prison-ship Grosvenor, lying at the Wallabout, from which he was removed to the old sugar house, and there confined, suffering great hardships from sickness and ill-usage, until permitted to depart, being then, April, 1777, considered at the point of death. He was carried to Danbury, Ct., in a horse litter, about two weeks before Danbury was burnt by the British. He, and his old father Matthew, who was living in Jonah's house, were taken out of their beds before daylight on Sunday morning, April 27, 1777, and tied to trees in his garden, while the British troops set fire to his house (a new one). For damages to his property he was allowed 309 9s. 8d. by state of Connecticut, in May, 1792. He received in the distribution of his father's estate, 158 12s. 4d. (Danbury Prob. Rec., vol. IV, p. 235.) Prior to the Revolution, he carried on a farm, and afterwards was also engaged in manufacturing hats, at South Salem." He d. there, March 28, 1811. Inscription on his tombstone:

"Afflictions sore, long time I bore,
Physicians' art was vain;
Till God did please, to give me ease,
And free me from my pain."

Ch.
1) - MATTHEW, b. April 24, 1782, at South Salem; m. about 1824-25, Miss Hicks of Long Island, whither he removed, and d. in New York, about 1845. Ch.
a) James Lewis, b. 1826; followed the sea, and is now (1870) a captain. Res. Long Island.
i) Daughter, m. Names of other children unknown.
2) - EUNICE, b. March 14, 1783; m. 1808, Benajah Strong, a native of Islip, L. I., residing in New York. He d. Sept., 1860. She res. at New Rochelle.
3) (30.) JAMES, b. Sept. 30, 1784.
4) ABRAHAM, b. Dec. 30, 1787; d. Jan. 1, 1788.

Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Jonah Benedict. Marriage Date: 6 Jan 1781 Marriage Location: Danbury Spouse: Betsey English

Footnotes

NOTE: Vol I, Pg 367 lists b as 1741, Vol I, Pg 376 lists b as 1747

-- SandeeToo - 15 Feb 2009
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