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Captain Nobel Benedict

Born Born 25 Jan 1735 Danbury, Fairfield Co., Conn
Married Married 06 Jul 1763 Eunice Gregory Danbury, Fairfield Co., Conn
Died Died 19 May 1809 at Location

Parents:

Children:

  1. Eunice Benedict 1764-1782
  2. Esther Benedict 1st 1767-1775
  3. Jere Benedict 1775-1775
  4. Archibald Benedict; 1782-1822
  5. Esther Benedict 2nd 1790-1812

Eunice Gregory and Family

Eunice was b 29Jan1738 at Danbury, CT and d 27Jan1815. She was the daughter of Samuel Gregory, Esq.

Military History

Connecticut Soldiers, French and Indian War, 1755-62
Given Name: Noble Surname: Benedict Page #: 74 Rank: Ensign Location: Connecticut REGIMENT: Fourth REGT.COMMAND: Wooster, David Colonel & Captain FROM: Danbury CAMPAIGN YEAR: 1758 SOURCE LIST: Regimental Officers

Connecticut Soldiers, French and Indian War, 1755-62
Given Name: Noble Surname: Benedict Page #: 149 Rank: First Lieutenant Location: Connecticut REGIMENT: Third REGT.COMMAND: Wooster, David Colonel & Captain COMPANY: Fifth CO.COMMAND: Hubbel, Samuel Captain FROM: Danbury CAMPAIGN YEAR: 1759

Connecticut Soldiers, French and Indian War, 1755-62
Given Name: Noble Surname: Benedict Page #: 260 Rank: First Lieutenant Location: Connecticut REGIMENT: Second REGT.COMMAND: Whiting, Nathan Colonel & Captain COMPANY: Second CO.COMMAND: Smedley, James Lieutenant-Colonel & Captain FROM: Danbury CAMPAIGN YEAR: 1761

Connecticut Soldiers, French and Indian War, 1755-62
Given Name: Noble Surname: Benedict Page #: 323 Rank: First Lieutenant Location: Connecticut REGIMENT: Second REGT.COMMAND: Whiting, Nathan Colonel & Captain COMPANY: Second CO.COMMAND: Smedley, James Lieutenant-Colonel & Captain FROM: Danbury CAMPAIGN YEAR: 1762

Connecticut Soldiers, French and Indian War, 1755-62
Given Name: Noble Surname: Benedict Page #: 367 Rank: First Lieutenant Location: Connecticut REGIMENT: Lieut.-Col. Putnam's Battalion REGT.COMMAND: Putnam, Israel Major & Captain, Lieutenant-Colonel COMPANY: Fourth CO.COMMAND: Hait, Joseph Captain FROM: Danbury CAMPAIGN YEAR: 1764

Connecticut Revolutionary War Military Lists, 1775-83
Name: Noble Benedict Page #: 200 REGIMENT: 16th Regiment Command: Bardsley, Nehemiah Col. COMPANY: 4th Alarm List Company Command: Barnum Capt. Area of Service (Township or State): Fairfield & Norwalk Remarks: Pay Abstract for horse travel in an expedition in defense of this State and the rest of the United States of Amarica, July 7, 1779.

U.S. House of Representative Private Claims, Vol. 1
Name: Noble Benedict, and others Nature of Claim: Depreciation of pay and emolument for revolutionary services Congress: 3 Session: 2 Manner Brought: Petition Journal Page: 299 Referred to Committee: Claims

Alphabetical List of Officers of the Continental Army
Fifteenth Virginia
page 99 Benedict, Noble (Conn). Captain 5th Connecticut, 1st May to 13th December, 1775; Captain of Bradley's Connecticut State Regiment, 30th June, 1776; taken prisoner at Fort Washington, 16th November, 1776.

Sources

Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 367
4. MATTHEW4 (Daniel,3 Daniel,2 Thomas1)
b. about 1707; m. May 21, 1729, Mabel Noble, at New Milford, Ct. He d. Sept. 28, 1781. He was one of the sufferers by the burning of Danbury by the British troops under Gen. Tryon, April 27, 1777; and his heirs were allowed, May, 1792, by the state of Connecticut, 205 4s. 8d., for damage done to his property. Distribution of his estate took place March 27, 1782. No widow mentioned. Heirs of son Matthew, deceased, received 317 4s. 4d.; Noble, Zadock, heirs of Thankful, wife of John Hopkins, deceased, Jonah and Abijah, each received 158 12s. 4d.; total, 1164 12s. 10d. (Prob. Rec., Danbury, Ct., vol. IV, p. 235.) Ch.
1) (13.) MATTHEW, b. about 1733.
2) (14.) NOBLE, b. Jan. 25, 1735; d. May 19, 1809.
3) (15.) ZADOCK, b. 1737; d. Aug. 17, 1798.
4) - THANKFUL, m. John Hopkins; d. previous to Oct., 1781. (?)
5) (16.) JONAH, b. 1741.
6) (17. ) ABIJAH.

Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 374
14. Capt. NOBLE5 (Matthew,4 Daniel,3 Daniel,2 Thomas1)
b. Jan. 25, 1735; m. July 6, 1763, Eunice, dau. Samuel Gregory, Esq., b. Jan. 29, 1738, and d. Jan 27, 1815. At the breaking out of the Revolutionary war, he raised a company of one hundred soldiers(*) in Fairfield Co., which was incorporated May 1, 1775, as the 6th Co. in the 5th Regt. of the Connecticut line, which was under the command of Col. David Waterbury. He commanded his company during the campaign of of 1775, serving before Ticonderoga, Aug., 1775, and before Montreal, and below Fort St. Johns, Nov., 1775. He was discharged Dec. 13, 1775; reappointed and taken prisoner in Nov., 1776, at Fort Washington, on the Hudson river. He appears to have been been appointed captain three times, receiving the last appointment, Nov., 1776. Hinman says "that at the time he was taken prisoner, one half of his company being with him, were also taken -- the other half then being in Fort Lee, on the other bank of the Hudson. The prisoners, excepting officers, were confined in the sugar house, in New York. The cruelties inflicted upon them are the theme of conversation among their relatives to this day. The detail of the sufferings was communicated to their friends by the survivors, Sergt. [Jonah] Benedict and Stephen Bump. Col. Joseph Barnum, the father of one of these sufferers learned from them that, for many days, his son, having been deprived of food and drink, literally died of hunger in the act of attempting to bite a brick, and with a piece of brick in his mouth," etc. (See Hinman's Connecticut in the Revolution, pp. 137, 168, 208, 234, 587.) Capt. Noble represented the town of Danbury in general assembly of Connecticut, Oct., 1779; selectman in 1787. He d. May 19, 1809. Ch.
1) - EUNICE, b. Aug. 13, 1764; d. Oct. 3, 1782.
2) - ESTHER, b. Nov. 11, 1767; d. July 26, 1775.
3) - JERE, b. March 23, 1775; d. July 26, 1775.
4) - ESTHER, Feb. 19, 1777; m. Oct. 25, 1807, John C. Gray; d. Dec. 13, 1812.
5) - ARCHIBALD, b. Feb. 17, 1782; m. Dec. 31, 1805, Phoebe, dau. Col. Eli and Mary Mygatt of Danbury, b. 1785, and res. at Danbury, Ct. He d. Jan. 7, 1822. Ch.
a) Antoinette, b. Dec. 28, 1806; d. March 21, 1824.
b) Eli Noble, b. Oct. 21, 1808; d. Jan. 27, 1826.
c) Rebecca, b. Jan. 15, 1816; res. Danbury.
d) Mary Mygatt, b. March 12, 1820; res. Danbury.
(*) The original roll of this company is on file at Hartford, Ct., and shows the names of Corporal Jonah and privates Eleazer, Hezekiah, Gilbert and William Benedict.

Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Capt. Noble Benedict Birth Date: 25 Jan 1735 Birth Location: Danbury Marriage Date: 6 Jul 1763 Marriage Location: Danbury Spouse: Eunice Gregory

Footnotes

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