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Lemuel Benedict, Lieut

Born Born 10 Aug 1734 at Location
Married Married Date Sarah Trowbridge at Location
Married Married Date Mrs Mary Esther Sanford at Location
Died Died 28 Mar 1804 at Location


Children:with Sarah Trowbridge

  1. Stephen Brownson Benedict; 1764-1851
  2. Hannah Benedict 1765-1821
  3. Mary Benedict 1770-1777
  4. Lemuel Benedict 1772-1775
  5. Elizabeth Benedict 1775-
  6. Son Benedict d 25Mar1777

Children: with 2nd wife

  1. Sarah Benedict


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
1) (8.) Daniel b 27Dec1731; d 6Apr1776
2) (9.) Lemuel b 10Aug1734; d 28Mar1804
3) (10.) Noah b 25May1737; d 30Apr1813
4) - 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.)
5) (11.) Jonas b 21Sep1742; d 31Oct1820
6) (12.) Aaron b 6Jun1774; d 18Dec1841
7) - Ruth b 14Jun1748; d 16Aug1752
8) - Mary b 30May1751
9) - 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."


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