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Deacon Nathaniel Benedict

Born Born 1717 Norwalk, Fairfield co., Conn
  Married Married 1st ca 1721 Mary Lockwood Norwalk, Fairfield co., Conn
  Married Married 2nd Jan 1764 Hannah Hawley Norwalk, Fairfield co., Conn
Died Died 02 Apr 1806 Norwalk, Fairfield co., Conn

Parents:

Children: with Mary Lockwood

  1. Anna Benedict 1740-
  2. Mary Benedict 1741-1835
  3. Nathaniel Benedict; 1744-1833
  4. Joseph Benedict; 1746-1835
  5. Esther Benedict 1748-1806
  6. Isaac Benedict, Deacon 1751-1841
  7. William Benedict; 1753-1821
  8. Sally Benedict 1756-
  9. Betty Benedict 1761-1835

Children: with Hannah Hawley

  1. Nathan Benedict 1765-1832
  2. Hannah Benedict 1766-1826
  3. Lydia Benedict 1768-1828
  4. John Benedict 1770-1839

Mary Lockwood and Family

Mary was b ca 1721, and d 12Jan1763. She was the daughter of Deacon Joseph Lockwood 1680-1760 and his wife Mary Wood.

Hannah Hawley and Family

Hannah was b ca 1728, and d 31Jan1795. She was the daughter of Rev Thomas Hawley.

ís Early Years

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Sources

Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 50
2. JOHN3 (John,2 Thomas1)
b. March 3, 1676; was selectman 1705 and 1715; surveyor 1709 and 1711; lister and fence viewer 1713-18; called serjeant in 1717; townsman 1722 and and 1724; Deacon before 1725, which office he held for many years; m. Mary (Haite?); d. Norwalk, Jan. 16, 1766. Wife d. June 5, 1749, aged 72 yrs. Ch.
1) (7.) JOHN, b. 1701; d. 1770.
2) (8.) MATTHEW, b. Oct. 2, 1703; d. July 7, 1757.
3) (9.) CALEB, b. 1709.
4) (10.) NATHANIEL, b. 1716; d. April 2, 1808.
5) - ANNA, or HANNAH, m. Matthew Gregory, and removed to Danbury, Ct.
6) - PHOEBE, m. April 4, 1731, Ezra Hoyt. (Hall, p. 215.)

Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 58
10. NATHANIEL4 (John,3 John,2 Thomas1)
b. 1716, and m. Mary, dau. Deacon Lockwood, who d. Jan. 12, 1763, aged 42. He m. 2d, Jan., 1764, Hannah, dau. Rev. Thomas Hawley, who d. Jan. 31, 1795, aged 67. Fence viewer, surveyor, lister, constable, and collector, between 1739 and 1757; selectman, 1755, '61, '62, '66-'72, '75, '76, and '78; called "Lieut.," 1762; representative in Gen. Assembly, Oct., 1762 His house and barn were burned by the British in 1779. The following obituary notice of him was written by Hon. Roger Minot Sherman: "He died at Norwalk on the morning of the 2d of April, 1806, after a shock of the palsy, with which he lingered about twelve days, in the 90th year of his age. On the 3d his remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends and relatives, among whom were his twelve(?) surviving children, and many of his more remote posterity. He has left ninety-one grandchildren and eighty-eight great-grandchildren, the whole number of his descendants, now living, being 191. For about thirty-two years he sustained the office of Deacon of the First Congregational church in that town. Deacon Benedict was one of those venerable personages by whom what remains of the pious habits of our forefathers, have been transmitted to the present generation. His long life has been eminently exemplary, and years to come will feel its happy influence. Every morning and evening witnessed his devotion. His sabbaths were faithfully appropriated to public worship and religious family instructions. An amiable, cheerful disposition, a sound mind, improved by a good degree of reading, and much reflection, and adorned with a bright constellation of Christian graces, comprised his character. At his funeral an appropriate sermon was delivered by Rev. Dr. Burnett, from Prov. xiv, 32. "The wicked is driven away in his wickedness; but the righteous hath hope in his death." Ch.
1) - ANNA, b. 1740; m. Seth Seymour.
2) - MOLLY, b. 1741-2; m. Deliverance Bennet; removed to Saugatuck; d. April 23, 1835.
3) (37.) NATHANIEL, b. March 26, 1744; d. Feb. 24, 1833.
4) JOSEPH, b. June 29, 1746; m. Hannah Hoyt; removed to Danbury, where he d. Dec. 9, 1835. His wife was b. Dec. 6, 1759, and d. Jan. 3, 1836. Ch. a) Hannah, b. Oct. 4, 1777; m. March 26, 1796, Elijah Gregory; d. June 17, 1836. b) Luther, b. Aug. 20, 1780; d. Oct. 15, 1807. c) Sally, b. April 28, 1783; m. Nov. 25, 1802, Ephraim G. Stevens; d) Lucinda, b. April 27, 1785; d. April 21, 1857. e) Phila, b. June 9, 1787; m. Sept. 28, 1806, Ezra Peck, son of Peter5 (52) Benedict of Danbury; d. Nov., 1868. f) Fanny, b. Sept. 7, 1790; m. Nov. 2, 1813, Augustus Wilcox; d. June 7, 1849. g) Mary, b. Sept. 7, 1790; res. Danbury.
5) - ESTHER, b. 1748; m. Jan. 20, 1766, Uriah Raymond; d. July 27, 1806. (Hall, p. 292.)
6) (38). ISAAC, b. July 6, 1751; d. May 17, 1841.
7) WILLIAM, b. 1753; m. Feb. 20, 1782, Nancy Fitch, who d. Sept. 11, 1836. He d. Sept. 2, 1821, Norwalk. Ch: a) Anna, b. July 31, 1783; m. N. Lockwood. b) Charlotte, b. Sept. 29, 1785; m. Jer. Camp. c) Charles, b. Sept. 29, 1785; d. about 1810. d) Sukey, b. Jan. 30, 1788; m. James I. Hoyt. e) Sally, b. Nov. 17, 1790; m. Daniel Smith. f) Esther, b. May 10, 1793; m. Edward Smith. g) Mary, b. April 4, 1796; m. George Brown. h) Fanny R., b. Dec. 30, 1798; m. Seth Williston7 (264) Benedict. i) Deborah, b. Dec. 30, 1798; m. George Scribner.
8) - SALLY, b. 1756; m. Nathan Hoyt; removed to New Milford.
9) BETTY, b. Feb. 20, 1759; m. March 22, 1781, Enoch Scribner (Hall, p. 298); d. April 19, 1835.
10) (39.) NATHAN, b. Dec. 10, 1765; d. Feb. 3, 1832.
11) - HANNAH, b. 1766; m. April 3, 1782, Deacon Stephen Wood; d. Nov. 28, 1826. (Hall, p. 289.)
12) - LYDIA, b. 1768; m. Capt. Lemuel Brooks; d. Feb. 18, 1828.
13) (40.) JOHN, b. Feb. 3, 1770; d. 1839.

Per Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT 1847 Historical Records:
Nathaniel Benedict b 1716 m Mary Lockwood, dau of Deacon Lockwood. She d 12Jan1763, age 42y. He afterwards m Hannah Hawley, dau of Rev Thomas Hawley, who d 31Jan1795, aged 67. He d 2Apr1806, in his 90th year. In a manuscript of that date, we have the following notice: "he died in Norwalk on the morning of the 2d of Apr1806, after a shock of the palsy, with which he lingered about twelve days, in the 90th year of his age. On the 3d his remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends and relatives, among whom were his twelve surviving children, and many of his more remote posterity. He has left ninety one grandchildren, and eighty eight great grand children, the whole number of his descendants, now living, being 191.
For about 32y he sustained the office of Deacon of the First Congregational Church in that town. Deacon Benedict was one of those venerable personages by whom what remains of the pious habits of our forefathers, have been transmitted to the present generation. His long life has been eminently exemplary, and years to come will feel its happy influence. Every morning and evening witnessed his devotiion. His Sabbaths were faithfully appropriated to public worship, and religious family instructions. An amiable, cheerful disposition, a sound mind, improved by a good degree of reading and much reflection, and adorned with a bright constellation of Christian graces, compromised his character. At his funeral an appropriate Sermon was delivered by the Rev. Dr. Burnett, from Prov. xiv. 32d. "The wicked is driven away in his wickedness; but the righteous hath hope in his death."

Footnotes

-- SandeeToo - 10 Jan 2009
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