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Nelson Benedict

Born Born 23 Jul 1827 Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn
Married Married 01 Oct 1846 Jenette Buckingham Brookfield, Fairfield County, Conn
Died Died Date at Location


  • Father:Ira Benedict; 1803-1868
  • Mother:Sarah Ophelia Buckley 1803-1856


  1. Emma J Benedict b 5Oct1850

Jenette/Jeanette Buckingham and Family

Jenette/Jeanette Buckingham was b ca 1831 in CT. She was the daughter of Erastus Buckingham of Milford, New Haven County, CT

Census Records

1850 US Federal Census: Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut; Roll: M432_37; Page: 70; Image: 138. 14Aug1850

  • Benedict, Nelson, age 22, male, shoemaker, b CT
  • Benedict, Jenette, age 19, female, b CT
  • Porter, George S, age 39, male, painter, b CT
  • Porter, Mary, age 38, female, b CT
  • Porter, Henry, age 13, male, b CT
  • Porter, Oscar, age 11, male, b CT
  • Porter, Ellen, age 7, female, b CT
  • Burdick, Jane, age 18, female, b CT
  • Burdick, Sarah, age 1, female, b CT

1870 US Federal Census: Newark Ward 3, Essex County, New Jersey; Roll: M593_879; Page: 243; Image: 488. 17Jun1870

  • Benedict, John, age 54, male, white, shoemaker, value of personal estate: 300, b CT
  • Benedict, Hannah, age 49, female, white, keeping house, b CT
  • Benedict, Frederick, age 12, male, white, b CT
  • Benedict, Nelson, age 42, male, white, shoemaker, value of personal estate: 100, b CT
  • Benedict, Jeanette, age 37, female, white, keeping house, b CT

1880 US Federal Census: Res: Broad Street, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey; Roll: T9_777; Family History Film: 1254777; Page: 89.1000; Enumeration District: 50; Image: 0633. 1Jun1880

  • Benedict, Nelson, white, male, age 50, married, works shoe factory, b CT, parents b CT
  • Benedict, Jeanette, white, female, age 48, married, keeping house, b CT, parents b CT

ís Early Years

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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) Almon, 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 Hester, 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.

Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) Name: Nelson Benedict Residence Location: Brookfield Marriage Date: 1 Oct 1848 Marriage Location: Brookfield Spouse: Janett Buckingham


Danbury is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. The city was named for the place of origin of many of the early settlers, Danbury, Essex in England. The city has been nicknamed Hat City, because it used to be a center of the hat industry, at one point producing 25% of America's hats

Milford is a city in southwestern New Haven County, Connecticut, it is located between Bridgeport and New Haven.

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