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Ledentia Marilla Benedict

Born Born 07 Feb 1833 Westfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Married Married 30 Dec 1854 John C Johnson at Location
Died Died 18 Feb 1905 Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska
  Gender Female



  1. Charles L Johnson 1851-
  2. Willard Lee Johnson 1861-1921
  3. Clifford L Johnson 1866-
  4. Child Johnson

John C Johnson

John was b Mar1828 in New York, he d at Nebraska, Antelope County, Nebraska.

Census Records

1860 US Federal Census: Washington, Winneshiek, Iowa; Roll: M653_345; Page: 129; Image: 208. 21Jul1860

  • Johnson, John C, age 32, male, farm laborer, value of personal estate: 300, b NY
  • Johnson, Ledentia M, age 27, female, b PA
  • Sivalah, Frank, age 14, b Bohemia
  • Johnson, Charles L, age 9, b PA

1870 US Federal Census: New Hampton, Chickasaw, Iowa; Roll: M593_381; Page: 569; Image: 362. 13Jul1870

  • Johnson, John, age 42, male, farmer, value of real estate: 1800, personal: 500, b NY
  • Johnson, Ledentia, age 37, female, keeps house, b PA
  • Johnson, Willard, age 8, male, at school, b Iowa
  • Johnson, Clifford, age 3, male, at home, b Iowa

1880 US Federal Census: New Hampton, Chickasaw, Iowa; Roll: T9_332; Family History Film: 1254332; Page: 442.3000; Enumeration District: 121; Image: 0492. 6Jun1880

  • Johnson, J C, age 52, male, works on farm, b NY, father b PA
  • Johnson, L M, age 47, wife, female, b PA, father b PA, mother b NY
  • Johnson, Willard, son, age 18, male, working on farm, b Iowa, father b NY, mother b PA
  • Johnson, Clifford, son, age 13, male, b Iowa, father b NY, mother b PA

1900 US Federal Census: Royal, Antelope, Nebraska; Roll: T623_916 Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 10. 19Jun1900

  • Johnson, John C, head, white, male, b Mar1828, age 72, m 46y, b NY, father b VT, mother b NY, carpenter
  • Johnson, Ledentia M, wife, white, female, b Feb1833, m 46y, mother of 4, 2 living, b PA, father b PA, mother b NY
  • Johson, Clifford L, son, white, male, b Oct1866, age 33, single, b Iowa, father b NY, mother b PA, farmer


Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 163
181. JOHN THOMAS6 (Abraham,5 John,4 Thomas,3 John,2 Thomas1)
b. June 26, 1773, at Norwalk, Ct.; m. Feb. 7, 1795, Betsey, dau. Nathan Dart of Boston, Mass., who d. Feb. 5, 1838. He was a soldier in the war of 1812; d. near Dansville, March 7, 1845. Ch.
1) - WILLIAM, b. May 6, 1796, at New Lisbon; m. Nov. 9, 1819, Adeline Fellows. He d. at Huntsville, Otsego Co., Sept. 13, 1829. She res. at Durham, Greene Co. Ch.
a) Caroline, b. Sept., 1820.
b) (464.) Rev. William Addison, b. March, 1822; m. twice; no issue; grad. Amherst College, 1849; received degree of A. M.; Presb. minister.
2) - BETSEY, b. Sept. 8, 1797; m. Aug. 18, 1822, John R. Walker, res. Woodhull.
3) - PHOEBE, b. July 1, 1799; m. Feb. 19, 1824, John T. Wood; res. Sharon, Wis.
4) - JOHN, b. March 15, 1801; m. Jan. 19, 1826, Emily Webb, b. 1807; moved, recently, from Woodhull to Yankton, Dacotah Territory. He d 22Nov1858, she d 7Aug1886. Ch.
a) Harriet P., b. Nov. 19, 1826, Providence, Pa. She m Bligh Wood
b) Phoebe, b. Oct. 15, 1828.
c) William W., b. Feb. 5, 1831; m. Adeline (Thorne?), b. 1832, in Schoharie. Res., 1855, in Woodhull. Ch.
I.) Washington E., b. 1851.
II.) Alice E., b. 1855.
d) (465.) Washington, b. Aug. 9, 1833, at New Lisbon; res. Tuscarora. (N. Y. Census, 1865). Wife Irena L., b. 1835, Steuben Co. Ch.
I.) Charles, b. 1858, Iowa.
II.) Ernest H., b. 1864, Steuben Co.
e) Cordelia, b. Jan. 1, 1836, Hartwick. m Bucklin H Wood
f) Mary Adelaide, b. Oct. 9, 1838, Woodhull. m John Thomson
g) Albert G., b. May 15, 1841, at W.; m. Eliza J. --, b. 1838. He was in the army. They had two ch.; one living in 1865: I) Mary A., b. 1864. He m 2nd Eliza Graham 22Jun1861.
h) Leonard H., b. Aug. 2, 1843, at W.
i) Juliette, b. Sept. 25, 1846, Unadilla. m Wm Hoaglin 28Jul1867
j) Julianna, m Leander C Smith Aug1872.
5) - LEONARD, b. April 29, 1802; m. Feb. 25, 1829, Mary Hitchcock. No issue; res. New Hampton, Iowa.
6) Rev. ELISHA BLIGH, b. Sept. 5, 1806; m. Dec. 1, 1831, Hannah Martha, dau. Marcus S. Willard, who was drowned in the Cownesque river, at Elkland, Tioga Co., Pa., June 28, 1835, in attempting to cross on a foot bridge; m. 2d, Sept. 7, 1837, Emily R., dau. Hon. John Ryan. Presbyterian minister; settled at Elkland, Pa. Ch.
a) Ledentia Marilla, b. Feb. 7, 1833, Westfield, Pa.; m. Dec. 30, 1854, John C. Johnson.
b) Juvantia Martha, b. Dec. 12, 1834, Elkland, Pa.; m. April 12, 1858, Henry L. Fitch of Cooperstown.
c) Evander Ryan, b. Oct. 1, 1838; d. April 17, 1839.
d) Evalette Maria, b. Oct. 2, 1840, Elba.
e) Amoret Ann, b. Aug. 12, 1844, Millville.
f) Mary Susannah, b. Oct. 25, 1846, Millville; m. Nov. 1, 1865, John C. Whitaker. g) Charles Corydon, b. Dec. 29, 1850, Lawrenceville, Pa.; d. Feb. 9, 1853.
h) Charles Hiram, b. March 16, 1856, Covington, Pa.
7) - RHODA, b. July 18, 1808; m. March 4, 1836, Luther Newton; d. Feb. 24, 1841, Addison.
8) - CLARK HOYT, b. Dec. 16, 1811; m. Feb. 26, 1835, Merilla Knowlton. Ch.
a) Celestia, m. Pepper
b) Volckert, m. Miss Thurston.
9) - RUSSELL, b. March 29, 1814; d. May 5, 1815.
10) - MARY ANN, b. Feb. 8, 1816; m. March 12, 1837, Nelson Kenyon.
11) - CHLOE A., b. Feb. 14, 1818; m. Nov. 24, 1840, Orrel Whipple. Res. Byron. Had two sons in the army -- Charles Adelbert and Lewellyn Herbert; Charles A. returned in safety from his two years' campaign, but reenlisting, was taken prisoner and starved to death in Salisbury prison, aged 20. Lewellyn enlisted at 15 years of age, and died of fever in hospital at Washington, D. C.


Winneshiek County is a county located in the state of Iowa. A largely rural and agricultural county, Winneshiek County has a rich cultural history from Czech, Slovak, English, Irish, German, Swiss, and Norwegian immigrants that have settled within its boundaries.

Chickasaw County is a county located in the state of Iowa. It was named for the southern Indian Nation whose chief was Bradford. Chickasaw County was founded on January 15, 1851. It was named after the Chickasaw tribe, which lived in the Southern United States at the time.

The first white settlers came in 1848 and the first county seat was from 1854 in Bradford, in the southwestern corner of the county. In the spring of 1857, the seat was moved to New Hampton, located near the geographic center, and was then called Chickasaw Center. The county was originally settled in 1848 in present day Bloomfield Township (near Castalia, Iowa) and in Washington Township (near Fort Atkinson, Iowa). It was organized in 1847, and named after a chief of the Winnebago tribe.

Antelope County is a county located in the state of Nebraska, and was formed in 1871.

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