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Lewis Benedict

Born Born 01 Mar 1780 Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn
Married Married 22 Dec 1796 Elizabeth Crofut Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn
Died Died 19 Apr 1834 Stanford, Conn



  1. Darius Benedict; 1797-
  2. Clarissa Benedict; 1799-
  3. Andrew Benedict?; 1802-

Elizabeth Crofut

Elizabeth was b 25Aug1773 in Danbury, CT and d 20Mar1868, at Sheffield, Mass. She was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Crofut.

Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) Name: Elizabeth Crofut. Birth Date: 25 Aug 1773 Birth Location: Danbury


Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 285
5. James4, James3, James2, Thomas1
b 1710; m Mercy Knapp, b 22May1797. He resided at Danbury, and d 3Mar1777. Estate distributed 9Jun1777. to widow Mercy, children James, Francis, Bushnell, Caleb, Mercy, wife of Martin Kellog, Hannah, wife of Stephen Olmstead, and Thankful, wife of Daniel Platt. Chd:
19. James
20. Bushnell, b 1734
21. Francis
22. Caleb, b 1739
- Mercy, b 13Apr1742; m 13May1762, Martin Kellogg; d 8Apr1811
- Hannah, m Stephen Olmstead
- Thankful, m Daniel Platt

Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 316
68. Cyrus6, Caleb5, James4, James3, James2, Thomas1
b 16Apr1771; m 3Jan1783, Penelope, dau Nathan Dunning of Brookfield, CT, b 5May1775, and d 16Apr1868. He d 31Dec1848 at Danbury, CT. Ch:
1) Polly b 3Aug1795; m 31Oct1814, Zera Hamilton; d 23Jul1822
2) Rev Nathan Dunning, b 26Nov1797; m 15Dec1818, Polly Ann, dau Moses Gillet of Newtown, CT, b 16Aug1797, and d 3Apr1844; m 2nd 18Sep1845, Margaret, dau Jacob Guild of Woodstock, CT., b 17Jul1802. Minister of the Baptist church for more than forty years; res: Easton, CT. Ch: i) Mary A b 22Jan1820; d 8Oct1843. ii) Emily b 25Jul1825; m 8Nov1843, Edward Near; wid; res Danbury, CT.
3) Almon1799 b 27Aug1799; m Clarissa, dau Lewis6 (69.) Benedict. He d 8May1862 at Stanford, CT. Ch: i) Morris P. ii) Edgar. iii) Jane. iv) Calista. All m but one.
4) Ira b 18Jul1803; m 16Oct1822, Sarah O., dau Gershom and Damaris Buckley, b 23Jan1803, and d 15Jan1856. He d 22Nov1868 at Danbury, CT. Ch: 1) Ezra B b 23Dec1823; d 15Jun1826. 2) Nelson b 23Jul1827; m 1Oct1846, Janette, dau Erastus Buckingham of Milford, CT. Res Newark, NJ. They had chd a) Emma J b 5Oct1850. 3) Edgar Wheeler b 28Feb1833; m 4Dec1855, Sarah A, dau Herman G and Elizabeth Atwood, b 22Feb1833. Res Danbury, CT. Ch: a) Carrie O, b 17Oct1859; d 4Aug1860.
5) Ebenezer b 15Jun1808; m Hannah Dean; d 17May1837. Ch: i) Anna Heter, m Robert Sayres of Danbury, CT. ii) Cyrus D, m 15Oct1852, Lydia M Bears; res: Newark, NJ. Ch: a) Willie, b 1854. b) Minnie D b 1859.

Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 317
69. Lewis6, Caleb5, James4, James3, James2, Thomas1
b 1Mar1780; m 22Dec1796, Elizabeth, dau Joseph and Elizabeth Crofut, b 25Aug1773, and d 20Mar1868 at Sheffield, Mass. He d 19Apr1834, at Stanford, (CT). Ch:
- Darius b 4Nov1797; m Maria Root of Canaan, CT. Res: Columbus, OH. Ch: i) Hiram, ii) Sidney, served in the army. and 2 daughters.
- Clarissa, b 21Oct1799; m Almon, son of Cyrus6 (68.) Benedict
- Andrew, b 1Apr1802; m 1822, Jerusha Bailey of Canaan; d. _. Ch:
1) Olive b 1824; m Mar1852, Barnard Draper.
2) George Washington b 1Apr1829; m 22Aug1850, Margaret, dau John and Betsey
Like, Kinderhook. Ch: i) Charles b 22Mar1852; d 17ASug1855. ii) Samuel b 1Jan1855; d 24Aug1855. iii) Carrie Elizabeth b 22Dec1857. iv) Minnie Bell b 22Feb1866.
3) Miranda b 1834; m 1851, Edward Vosburgh of Kinderhook.

Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Lewis Benedict, Gender: Male, Birth Date: 1 Mar 1780, Birth Location: Danbury, Parent Name:Caleb, Parent Name: Ruth

Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) Name: Elizabeth Crofut. Marriage Date: 22 Dec 1796 Marriage Location: Danbury Spouse: Lewis Benedict


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