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Levi Benedict

Born Born   23 Jul 1795   Danbury, Fairfield co., Conn.
Married Married 1st 26 Nov 1818 Melissa Blackman at location
2nd 26 Oct 1823 Alice Gregory Danbury, Fairfield Co., Conn.
Died Died   Date   at Location


  • Levi Benedict7, (Caleb6, Caleb5, James4, James3, James2, Thomas1)


Children: with Melissa Blackman

  1. Dr William Curtis Benedict; 1820-1896
  2. Henry Benedict b 11Oct1822

Children: with Alice Gregory

  1. Stephen Henry Benedict; 1825-
  2. Edwin Benedict 1826-1827
  3. Edwin Gregory Benedict 1828-1868
  4. Levi A Benedict 1831-1832

Melissa Blackman

b 1796, d 2May1823.

Alice Gregory and Family

Alice was b 25Dec1797 in CT, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth (Stevens) Gregory.

Census Records

1850 US Federal Census: Cleveland Ward 3, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Roll: M432_672; Page: 268; Image: 362. 20Aug1850

  • Benedict, Levi, age 55, male, hatter, b CT
  • Benedict, Alice, age 53, female, b CT
  • Benedict, Edwin G, age 22, male, no occupation, b NY
  • Gregory, Helen E, age 18, female, b CT
  • Stanton, Lucinda, age 22, female, mulatto, b NY

1860 US Federal Census: Cleveland Ward 2, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Roll: M653_953; Page: 0; Image: 187. 23Jul1860

  • Benedict, Levi, age 64, male, merchant, value of real estate: 15,000, personal: 5000, b CT
  • Benedict, Alice G, age 62, female, b CT
  • Benedict, E G, age 31, male, merchant, b NY
  • Benedict, P C, age 33, b NY
  • Benedict, Alice G, age 8, b OH
  • Benedict, Ida A, age 2, b OH


Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 315
67. Calab6, Calab5, James4, James3, James2, Thomas1
b 6Aug1764; m Oct1784, Anna, dau Ephraim Gregory, who d 30Aug1829; m 2d, widow Belinda Phillips, b 1788, and d 11Apr1868. He d 23Mar1848, at Danbury, CT. Ch
128. Ephraim b 2Nov1786
129. Luman b 3Jun1788
- Esther b 15Feb1790; m 29Apr1810, James Betts; d 15Jan1859
130. Levi b 22Jul1795
- William b 31Oct1798; m 21Oct1823, Mary Lancaster; d 24Sep1827, at Schenectady. Ch: James Lancaster b 27Aug1825; Admitted to the bar 1846; deputy surveyor customs since 1853; res NY City.
- Lucy b 28Jul1802 at NY; m 19Febn1826, Franklin B Payne; d 5Dec1854
- James b 9Apr1805; m 1Jun1828, Lucy, dau Caleb C Gregory; lumber merchant; Albany. Ch: 1) Ezra G b 6Jul1830 at Danbury, d 20Nov1902. ii) Mary A b 30Oct1834; d 1Jun1851

Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 359
130. LEVI7 (Caleb,6 Caleb,5 James,4 James,3 James,2 Thomas1), b. July 22, 1795; m. Nov. 26, 1818, Melissa Blackman, b. 1796, and d. May 2, 1823; m. 2d, Oct. 26, 1823, Alice, dau. Stephen Gregory. He was alderman of Schenectady for some years; Deacon of Presbyterian church in Schenectady; also elected Deacon of Second Presbyterian church of Cleveland, Ohio, and elder of the same church in 1863, which office he now holds. He moved from Danbury, Ct., to Schenectady, in 1816, and in 1846 to Cleveland, Ohio, where he conducts a hat, cap, fur, and wool business. Ch.
1) WILLIAM C., b. April 19, 1820; m. April 16, 1845, Elizabeth A., dau. Silas H. Marsh. He graduated, 1840, at Union College; received A. M., 1843; grad. M. D., at University of Pennsylvania, April, 1844, since which time he has practised in Brooklyn. Ch. a) Melissa P., b. June 22, 1846. b) (273.) William M., b. Nov. 17, 1847. c) Edwin H., b. April 24, 1849. Levi S., b. Feb. 27, 1851. d) Lilly F., b. April 5, 1854. e) Bessie T. B., b. Dec. 9, 1859.

2) HENRY, b. Oct. 11, 1822.

3) STEPHEN HENRY, b. Feb. 4, 1825; m. Aug. 5, 1847, Caroline Amelia, dau. James J., and Caroline Sterling; res. Cleveland, Ohio. Ch. a) Levi, b. Sept. 24, 1853; d. Nov. 24, 1859. b) Harriet W., b. Sept. 1, 1855. c) George Wright, b. Feb. 24, 1862.

4) EDWIN, b. Nov. 26, 1826; d. July 29, 1827.

5) EDWIN GREGORY, b. July 25, 1828; m. Sept. 2, 1850, Philena C. dau. Levi Osborn. He d. Aug. 30, 1868. Ch. a) Alice Gregory, b. Dec. 12, 1851. b) Ida Adelaide, b. July 31, 1857.

6) LEVI A., b. July 30, 1831; d. May 16, 1832.

Danbury, CT Vital Records 1685 - 1848. From the Barbour Collection as found at the CT State Library.
BENEDICT Levi, son Caleb Jr & Anne, b July 23, 1795

Danbury, CT Vital Records 1685 - 1848. From the Barbour Collection as found at the CT State Library.
BENEDICT Levi, m Alice GREGORY, Oct 26, 1823, by Rev William Andrews


Schenectady (pronounced /sk?'n?kt?di) is a city in Schenectady County , New York, of which it is the county seat. As of The name "Schenectady" is derived from a Mohaw word for "on that side of the pinery," or "near the pines," or "place beyond the pine plains." The city of Schenectady is in eastern New York State, near the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers . It is in the same metropolitan area as the state capital, Albany; Schenectady is about eighteen miles (29 km) northwest of Albany.

Cleveland is a city on the shores of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes, in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

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