Jonas Benedict

Family reference: 521.5

Born Born   21 Sep 1742   Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn.
Married Married 1st 14 Jan 1767 Mercy Boughton Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn.
2nd 4 Feb 1816 Sarah Hubbard at Location
Died Died   31 Oct 1820   at Location


  • Jonas Benedict5, (Daniel4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Thomas1)


Children: with Mercy Boughton

  1. Elizabeth Benedict 1771-1832
  2. Jonas Benedict 1773-1776
  3. Platt Benedict; 1775-1866
  4. Sarah Benedict; 1780-1811
  5. Deacon Daniel Benedict; 1783-1853
  6. Mary Benedict 1725-1824
  7. Eli Benedict; 1789-

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Per Benedicts to America Vol I, pg 366
3. Capt Daniel4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Thomas1
b 1705; m Oct1728, Sarah Hickok, b 1709, and d 6May1784. Her tombstone is still standing, and bears this inscription:
"Here lies buried the body of Mrs. Sarah Benedict, the meek, benevolent, and virtuous consort of Capt. Daniel Benedict.". He d 9Nov1773, and on his tombstone we read the following: "He was for many years Deacon of this town (Danbury), and by an exemplary life and conversation endorsed the sincerity of his Christian profession. 'The memory of the righteous is blessed. '" Inventiory shows real, Lb1,085 16s. 4d; movables, Lb262 6s Id. (Probate Recordes, Vol II, pg 451.) Cd
8. Daniel b 27Dec1731; d 6Apr1776
9. Lemuel b 10Aug1734; d 28Mar1804
10. Noah b 25May1737; d 30Apr1813
- Sarah, b 16Jun1740; m 22Nov1759, Judge Joseph Platt Cooke, son of Rev Samuel Cooke of Stratfield, CT, b 24Dec1729 (O.S.) and d 3Feb1816. Mrs. B. inherited the traditionary talent of the branch of the family to which she belonged. Her husband, Col. Joseph Platt Cooke, graduated at Yale College in 1750. He established himself in Danbury, CT, and when the British, under Gen. Tryon, having landed at Compo Point, on Long Island Sound, 25Apr1777, marched upon that place, he was Colonel of militia there. Upon the death of Gen. Wooster the command devolved upon Col Cooke, the next in rank. "Col Cooke was greatly esteemed, not only by the community, but by the leading men of the country. He enjoyed the friendship and confidence of Washington, and the acquaintance of Lafayette, Rochambeau and De Grasse, whom he entertained at his house. He was a member of Congress under the confereration, and subsequently filled the various offices of judge of the county court, judge of probate and member of the Governor's Council. His style of living was liberal. In manners he was sedate, courteous, methodical in all his ways; he wore breeches, knee-buckles, shoe buckles, and a cocked hat to the last. The amenity and serenity of his countenance bespoke the refined gentleman and disciplined Christian." (See Goodrich's Recollections of a Life-time, pp 326-30; also, same for account of Daniel Benedict Cooke, son of Col Joseph, who was represenative and judge of probate many years.)
11. Jonas b 21Sep1742; d 31Oct1820
12. Aaron b 6Jun1774; d 18Dec1841
- Ruth b 14Jun1748; d 16Aug1752
- Mary b 30May1751
- Amos b 17Mar1754. He grad. at Yale College, 1774. "Entered the service of his country, served through the campaign of 1776, having an appointment (aid-de-camp of Gen. Washington) in the Continental army; received the small pox by inocculation, of which he died 18Feb1777. " There is also inscribed upon his tombstone -- "In this warfare there is no difference."

Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 373
11. JONAS5 (Daniel,4 Daniel,3 Daniel,2 Thomas1), b. Sept. 21, 1742; m. Jan. 14, 1767, Mercy Boughton, b. 1745, and d. Oct. 27, 1814; m. 2d, Feb. 4, 1816, Sarah Hubbard. He was member of General Assembly of Ct., from Danbury, Oct., 1809. He d. Oct. 30, 1820. Ch.
1) ELIZABETH, b. Jan. 18, 1771; m. Nov. 10, 1790, Samuel Darling [See Platt6 (25) Benedict]; she d. Sept. 30, 1832.
2) JONAS, b. March 18, 1773; d. May 31, 1776.
3) (25.) PLATT, b. March 18, 1775; d. Oct. 25, 1866.
4) SARAH, b. Nov. 23, 1780; m. March 12, 1800, Amos6 (34) Benedict.
5) DANIEL, b. Jan. 3, 1783; m. Polly De Forest, b. 1786, at Ridgebury, Ct., and d. Aug. 25, 1816; m. 2d, Betsey Rockwell, b. 1791, and d. Nov. 12, 1838; m. 3d, Feb. 17, 1839, Polly Rockwell, b. 1794, and d. Dec. 8, 1866. He was a Deacon of Cong'l church of Ridgebury. He d. Oct. 27, 1853, at Ridgebury. Ch. Sally, m. Oct. 28, 1823, John T. Rockwell of Brookfield, Ct.
6) MARY, b. Oct. 25, 1785; m. Nathan Barton; d. May 23, 1824.
7) ELI, b. Jan. 9, 1789; m. May 18, 1813, Phoebe, dau. Isaac Ketchum, who d. Feb., 1869. Mr. Benedict moved to New York early in the century, and engaged in mercantile life, from which he retired some years since, with an ample property. He is distinguished for force of character, gentleness of disposition, and courteous bearing, and is a highly respected citizen of New York. Ch. a) Mary, b. March 10, 1814; m. Sept. 18, 1834, Jesse Oakley, merchant, N. Y. city. b) Irene, b. June 27, 1817; d. Jan. 20, 1819.


Note: Pg 367 states d 31Oct1820, Pg 373 states d 30Oct1820

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