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Nathaniel Benedict

Family reference: 343

Born Born   1723 Ridgefield, Connecticut1,2
Married Married 1st   unknown
2nd 30 July 1746 Hannah (Hawley) Keller2
Died Died   1806  



  1. Sgt Jonathan Benedict; 1747-1834
  2. Gibert Benedict; 1745-1827
  3. Nathaniel Benedict; 174x-1767
  4. Lois Benedict
  5. Hannah Benedict; 174x-

Nathaniel and Hannah Keller

The Revolutionary War

After the British burned all of the recorded deeds in Danbury, April 1777, the Connecticut House of Representatives suggested that they take steps to reestablish their land rights, etc. At a town meeting Nov. 18, 1777 a committee was chosen to assist persons in collecting the necessary conveyances for their quota of men in the continental army, viz: Nathaniel Benedict. At the same meeting another committee was chosen "to have one committee man in each school district to procure clothing for their quota of men in the continental army," viz: Nathaniel Benedict.

Nathaniel attained the rank of sergeant in the colonial army. He served in Capt. Symour's company in Colonel John Mead's 9th Regiment of Connecticut militia, from Aug. 12, 1776 to Sept. 13, 1776 and from Oct. 24, 1776 to Jan. 24, 1777 in the same company and Regiment State of Connecticut under the command of General Wooster of Connecticut Militia. His wages in the service was 48 shillings monthly and he finally received an honorable discharge2.

The Final Years for Nathaniel

His will was made Oct. 26, 1805 and was proved July 5, 1806.


Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 243
NATHANIEL3,(Samuel2 Thomas1)
Information derived from will made Jan. 19, 1767, and proved Dec. 11, 1767. Mentions wife Sarah, sons Isaac and Nathaniel, also, grandson John of Cornwall. Inventory amounted to 221 3s. 7d. He b 1680, d 9Oct1767.
1) (8.) JOHN.
2) (9.) ISAAC, b. 1719.
3) (10.) NATHANIEL
4) - SAMUEL, d. 1756; resided in Cornwall, Ct.; estate distributed July, 1756. [See John (8.)]

Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 245
10. NATHANIEL4 (Nathaniel,3 Samuel,2 Thomas1) m. Hannah Keller. Revolutionary soldier. Will made Oct. 26, 1805, and proved July 5, 1806. Ch.
1) (24.) JONATHAN, b. April 12, 1744.
2) (25.) GILBERT, b. 1745.
3) (26.) NATHANIEL.
4) - LOIS, m. Nathaniel Perry.
5) - HANNAH, m. Moses Vail.
See Pg 233, Vol II under grandson # 57, Levi
See Pg 507, Vol II for more data (dau Hannah that m Moses Vail)


Marriage of Nathaniel Benedict and Hannah Keeler is noted in Early Connecticut Marriages Prior to 1800 by Frederick W. Bailey.
"Nathaniel Benedict of Danbury and widow Hannah Keeler July 30, 1746".
See website at


  1. "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America", by Henry M. Benedict; 1st pub. 1870; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC.
  2. "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.

-- JimBenedict - 05 May 2008
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