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Leonard Benedict

Leonard BENEDICT; born in 1853; died in 1938; was the son of James Henry Benedict. Leonard was a third-generation of Benedicts in Hants co., Nova Scotia and raised ten children with his wife Emily Parker.

Born Born 1853  
Married Married 8 Aug 1875 Emily Parker
Died Died 1938  
Buried 10 Jan 1938  

Parents:

Children:

The Parents of Leonard

Leonard’s Early Years

Leonard and Emily Parker

Emily was from Whale Creek in Walton, Hants Co., Nova Scotia. She died in 1921. Leonard was a farmer of Avondale1.

The Final Years for Leonard

Leonard is buried at Belmont.

Footnotes

Notes on the Children 1

  • William Henry Benedict; married Ida Johnson. He died Dec. 4, 1963. Children:
    • William Benedict, Jr.
    • Ralph Benedict
    • Mabel Benedict
  • John Allison Benedict. See his bio page. Married Henritta O'Toole; she was born Sept. 24, 1884 and died June 7, 1943. Children:
    • Elsie May Benedict; married (1st) to Percy Foley In Staten Island New York; 2nd marriage to Don Junior. Children from first marriage: Percy, Charlie, Elsie, Marion, Lillian, Ruth.
*Daughter Marion Married Robert Robinson in Staten Island NY,they had four children, Susan Elsie,David, Robert and Jeffrey. Daughter Susan died January 8th 2013 buried in Staten Island. Susan Maried Carlos Mendez, had five children,Jane Howell,Peggie Lambertson,Debra Anne Mendez, Carl and Michael.
    • Louise Benedict; married her brother-in-law (after her sister Elsie died) Don Junior. No children.
    • Earl Benedict; b. 1907 at Nova Scotia; married to Gladys Cathrine Beers at Staten Island, N.Y.; 3 sons and 2 daughters.
    • Charles Benedict; unmarried
    • Clifford Benedict; unmarried
    • Lavinia Benedict; born Nov. 2, 1910 in Avondale, Hants Co., Nova Scotia; died May 22, 1993 in Windsor, Hants Co., Nova Scotia. She was buried in Riverview Cemrtery, Union Corner, Nova Scotia.Lavinia married Harry Harvie on 23 Nov 1927 in Hants Co., Nova Scotia. Harry Robert Harvie was born on June 5, 1906 in Hants Co., Nova Scotia. He died on July 13, 1979 in Windsor, Hants Co., Nova Scotia.
    • Robert Benedict; unmarried
    • Hazel Benedict; married John Bosko; 2 sons
    • Irving Benedict; married; 4 sons
    • Georgina Benedict; married; no children
    • Helen Benedict; married; 2 daughters and 1 son

Census of 1881

Person Sex Age Birthplace Status Religion Origin Occupation Page
BENEDICT, Leonard M 27 Nova Scotia married C. Methodist Dutch Laborer 45
Emily F 26 Nova Scotia married C. Methodist English   45
Laura F 5 Nova Scotia   C. Methodist Dutch   45
William M 3 Nova Scotia   C. Methodist Dutch   45
Leonard M 1 Nova Scotia   C. Methodist Dutch   45
- 1881 Census for Scotch Twp, Hants Co., Nova Scotia; district 18, subdistrict G, division 1; LDS Family History film 1375810; film #C-12174.

Census of 1901

Person Sex Relation Status Birth Date Age
BENEDICT, Leonard M head married 7 Oct 1852 48
Emily F wife married 2 Sept 1853 47
John A. M son single 24 June 1881 19
Gertrude F dau. single 22 Oct 1883 17
Hattie E. F dau. single 15 July 1885 15
Thomas A. M son single 19 Jan 1887 14
Watson M son single 20 Jan 1889 12
Lilly M. F dau. single 22 June 1892 7
- Canada 1901 Census for Avondale, Hants Co., Nova Scotia; District 34, Subdistrict a, microfilm reel T-6452.

Census of 1911

Person Sex Relation Status Birth Date Age
BENEDICT, Leonard M head married Oct 1852 48
Emily F wife married Sept 1853 47
Watson M son single Jan 1889 12
Lilly M. F daughter single June 1892 18
Clarence M grandson single Feb 1903 8
- Canada 1911 Census for Newport poll district, Hants Co., Nova Scotia; page 9.

Sources

  1. "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America", Vol. II by Elwyn E. Benedict; 1st pub. 1969; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC.

Family Outline

Descendancy Chart for LeonardBenedict1853
0 LeonardBenedict1853
1 JohnBenedict1881
2 ThomasBenedict1886
1 FrederickBenedict1910
2 HarryBenedict1911
3 WatsonBenedict1899
4 WilliamBenedict1878

-- JimBenedict - 08 Mar 2006
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