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Ralph Benedict

Born Born 27 Jan 1818 Bethel, Fairfield co., Conn
Married Married 1st 30 Sep 1846 Phoebe Corning at Location
Married Married 2nd Date Christine Curtis at Location
Died Died Date at Location


  • Father:Elam Benedict; 1772-1821
  • Mother:Lydia Beebe 2nd 1777-1864

Children:with Christine Curtis

  1. Lydia Benedict 1884-
  2. Ralph De Witt Benedict; 1888-1961

Phoebe Corning and Family

Phoebe was b 20May1823, d 8May1879. She was the daughter of David and Sally Corning of Monroe, Fairfield County, CT

Christine Curtis and Family

Christine was b 1845 in New York, d 1899.

This and That

Genealogy Club of Newtown, Connecticut-1890 Voters Registration:
Gregory's Orchard, Benedict, Ralph, Post Office: Stepney, Dist: 1

The Grand (Tax) List:
Benedict, Ralph, Gregory's Orchard, Total Assessment: 1,650, Houses: 1, Acres: 58

Census Records

1850 US Federal Census: Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll: M432_37; Page: 23; Image: 47. 28Aug1850

  • Benedict, Ralph, age 32, male, blacksmith, b CT
  • Benedict, Phebe A, age 27, female, b CT

1860 US Federal Census: Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll: M653_73; Page: 506; Image: 508. 31Jul1860

  • Benedict, Ralph, age 43, male, black smith, value of real estate: 2000, personal: 500, b CT
  • Benedict, Phebe A, age 36, female, b CT
  • Taylor, Andrew, age 14, male, b CT

1870 US Federal Census: Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll: M593_98; Page: 706; Image: 183. 12Jul1870

  • Benedict, Ralph, age 52, male, blacksmith, value of real estate 2500, personal: 1778, b CT
  • Benedict, Phebe A, age 47, female, keeping house, b CT
  • Foot, Sarah E, age 16, domestic servant, b CT

1880 US Federal Census: Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll: T9_94; Family History Film: 1254094; Page: 206.1000; Enumeration District: 116; Image: 0414. 2Jun1880

  • Benedict, Ralph, age 62, male, widower, blacksmith, b CT, parents b CT

1900 US Federal Census: Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll: T623_134 Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 81. 23Jun1900

  • Benedict, Ralph, white, male, b Mar1818, age 82, wid, b CT, parents b CT, farmer, own free
  • Benedict, Lydia, white, female, b Feb1884, age 16, b CT, parents b CT
  • Benedict, Ralph, white, male, b Nov1888, age 11, b CT, parents b CT, at school

Daughter Lydia Benedict

Genealogy Club of Newtown, Connecticut-1890 School Records:
Benedict, Lydia C., F, 2/15/1884, Ralph Benedict, Dist: Gregory's Orchard, '90-'91, Teacher: Novella M. Thorpe

1910 US Federal Census: Monroe, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll: T624_127; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 86; Image: 347. 15Apr1910

  • Hawley, Charles H, head, male, white, age 62, m 34y, b CT, parents b CT, dealer, coal and wood, ow
  • Hawley, Sarah, wife, female, white, age 58, m 34y, mother of 0, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Ralph, great nephew, male, white, age 21, single, b CT, father b CT, mother b NY, teamster, coal wagon
  • Benedict, Lydia, great niece, female, white, age 25, single, b CT, father b CT, mother b NY, housekeeper, private home

1920 US Federal Census: Monroe, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll: T625_178; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 129; Image: 539. 17Jan1920

  • Hawley, Sarah, head, own, free, female, white, age 68, wid, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Ralph D, nephew, male, white, age 31, married, b CT, father b CT, mother b NY, manager, farmer, oa
  • Benedict, Edna R, nephew, female, whttie, age 25, married, b CT, parents b CT, office work, US Govt
  • Benedict, Lydia C, niece, female, white, age 35, single, b CT, father b CT, mother b NY, no employment
  • Hawley, Wilber C, brother in law, male, white, age 62, married, b CT, parents b CT, postmaster, Stepney, CT


Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 332
94. ELAM6 (Benajah,5 John,4 John,3 James,2 Thomas1)
b. May, 1772; m. Lydia, dau. Lemuel Beebe of Bethel, Ct., b. Oct. 30, 1778, and d. March 4, 1864. He d. Nov. 28, 1821, at Newtown, Ct. Ch.
1) - GEORGE, b. March 1, 1801; m. March 28, 1827, Jerusha, dau. Hezekiah and Huldah Northrop of Newtown, Ct., b. March 6, 1807. Represented Newtown in the Connecticut legislature, 1851; res. Newtown. Ch.
a) Charles, b. March 7, 1828; m. Sept., 1848, Janet, dau. Abel and Amaryllis Mallett, b. Aug. 2, 1830. Ch.
I.) George Arthur, b. Oct. 5, 1852.
II.) Eva Janet, b. Aug. 2, 1860.
III.3) (Daughter), b. Jan. 7, 1869.
b) Emmeline, b. Sept., 1831; d. Oct., 1832.
c) Cornelia, b. March 19, 1838; m. Nov., 1858, Jerome R. Morgan.
d) Celestia, b. May 13, 1841; res. Newtown, Ct.
2) - HARRIET, b. Oct. 20, 1802; m. Sept. 12, 1821, Elam Wheeler; widow; res. Bethel, Ct.
3) - CHARLES, b. May 22, 1804; m. Oct. 8, 1828, Angeline, dau. Sturges Selleck of Danbury, Ct., b. March 23, 1806; res. Danbury. Ch.
a) Caroline Amanda, b. Sept. 15, 1833; d. April 16, 1849.
b) Frances Augusta, b. March 17, 1835; m. Aug. 31, 1860, Joseph B. F. Grady of New York.
c) Mary Adelaide, b. May 12, 1840; m. May 28, 1863, Wm. D. Liffingwell of Ravenna, Ohio.
4) - HARRY, b. Feb. 10, 1806; m. June 23, 1830, Nancy, dau. Turney and Rebecca Peck of Newtown, Ct., b. April 5, 1810; justice of the peace, 1844 and '45; d. Nov. 30, 1845. Ch.
a) Emmeline, b. Jan. 25, 1833; m. Jan. 5, 1857, Henry Germond; d. May, 1856.
b) John, b. June 7, 1836; m. Oct. 15, 1861, Laura M., dau. Gideon and Sophia Hunt of New Milford, Ct., b. Nov. 9, 1836; res. Stepney, Ct. Ch.
I.) John, b. Aug. 13, 1862.
c) Rebecca, b. Nov. 24, 1843; d. Oct. 17, 1857.
5) - GAD, b. Feb. 25, 1808; m. Sept. 22, 1843, Delia, dau. John G. and Amaryllis Toucey of Newtown, Ct., b. April 3, 1819; res. Newtown, Ct. Ch.
a) Mary Evana, b. Aug. 23, 1850.
b) Nelly Jannette, b. Jan. 27, 1860.
6) - AMANDA, b. Nov. 26, 1810; m. July 17, 1836, Horace Trowbridge; d. March 29, 1864.
7) - HANNAH, b. Aug. 7, 1812; m. Feb. 22, 1832, Reuben N. Griffin; widow.
8) - LUKE, b. May 2, 1814; m. Feb. 22, 1844, Mary, dau. Wm. and Hannah Porter of Monroe, Ct., b. April 25, 1825; res. Danbury, Ct. He d. Dec. 24, 1866. Ch.
a) Sarah Florette, b. Oct 2, 1845; m. Jan. 12, 1868, Wm. H. Merritt.
b) Frank Porter, b. April 3, 1847.
c) Georgiana Judd, b. June 10, 1848.
d) Caroline Amanda, b. May 17, 1851.
e) Ella Jane, b. June 17, 1852.
f) Mary Kate, b. July 26, 1854.
g) Harriet Elizabeth, b. Feb. 20, 1856.
h) Alfred Luke, b. Jan. 26, 1859; d. Sept. 26, 1859.
i) Alice Hannah, b. Aug. 1, 1860; d. Aug. 15, 1860.
j) Emma Frances, b. June 16, 1863; d. June 18, 1863.
9) - BRICE, b. Feb. 28, 1816; m. March 15, 1840, Elizabeth, dau. Abram Dann of Ridgefield, Ct., b. Aug. 21, 1821; res. Danbury, Ct. Ch.
a) George Henry, b. April 12, 1841; d. April 12, 1864.
b) Son, b. Sept. 12, 1854; d. Nov. 13, 1854.
10) (211.) RALPH, b. Jan. 27, 1818; m. Sept. 30, 1846, Phoebe, dau. David and Sally Corning of Monroe, Ct., b. May 20, 1823; res. Newton, Ct.
11) - CLARA A., b. Dec. 31, 1819; m. George S. Judd; m. 2d, May 27, 1857, Rev. Jarvis S. Stebbins; res. Bethel, Ct.

Benedicts to America, Vol II, Pg 349
211. Ralph7, (Elam6, Benajsh5, John4, John3, James2, Thomas1)
b 27Jan1818 Bethel, CT, m 1st 30Sep1846 Phoebe, dau David & Sally Corning of Monroe, CT., b 20May1823, d 8May1879, m 2nd Christine Curtis, b 1845 NY., d 1899. Res Newton, CT. CH by 2nd m: I.) Lydia m Charles Stauffer. No children
II) Ralph De Witt, b 7Nov1888 Newton, CT, m 1919 Edna Ruth Eastwood, b b 1893, d 1954. He d 7Mar1961. Farmer. Charter member-Stepney Vol. Fire Co. for ten years an Eastern States Farmer's Exchange Rep. CH
1.) - Ralph, b 1928, d young
2.). - William De Witt, b 12Nov1930 Monroe, CT, m Dec1953 Marna Patricia Bingham. Grad Univ of Conn. PHD in Horticulture from Ohio State University in 1956. Representative for Eastern States Farmer's Exchange in Monroe. Mem Stepley Vol Fire Co. Served on School Building Committee and elected to the Board of Education. Member of St Peters Episcopal Church. Res POBox 4, Monroe, CT. Ch:
a) Rebecca Ruth b 25Mar1955
b) Bruce William b 1Jan1958
c) Mark Allen b 25Jul1959
d) Jane Elizabeth b 26Jan1961
3.) Robert Curtis, b May1932, m 1958 Pricilla Pfeiffer. Res: 461 N Warminster Rd., Hatsboro, PA (no returns)


Monroe is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The very first Monroe settlers came to the area, the northern limits of what was known as Old Stratford, in the early eighteenth-century because they were running out of farm land. Each successive generation of settlers produced a larger population of farmers with a need for more land. Many of these settlers were second and third generation Native Americans. Their founding ancestors had purchased, charted and began to layout roads and clear land in the late seventeenth-century. There are several towns that were established from the "Mother Town" of Stratford, or Cupheag, which was incorporated in 1639. On May 17, 1671, Stratford purchased from the Paugusset Indians the territory which includes Monroe, Bridgeport, Trumbull and Shelton, in what is known as "The White Hills Purchase", and officially annexed it to the Township of Stratford

Newtown is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The town of Newtown, originally known as Quanneapague, was purchased from the Pohtatuck Indians in 1705. Settled from Stratford and incorporated in 1711, Newtown was a stronghold of Tory sentiment during the early American Revolutionary War. French General Rochambeau and his troops encamped here in 1781 on their way to the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, which ended the Revolution. An important crossroads throughout its early history, the village of Hawleyville briefly emerged as a railroad center

Hatboro is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The town of Hatboro is located on land purchased from William Penn by the family of Nicholas More around 1705. The first land titles in town were issued in 1711. Original construction by early residents of the town occurred between 1715 and 1719. Early settlement pre-dating the Hatboro name occurred in the Crooked Billet area east of York Road, between Moreland Avenue and Byberry Road. Early resident John Dawson entertained guests at the Crooked Billet Inn as well as manufacturing a line of hats. When the post office opened in 1809 the town was officially called Hatborough. Postmaster General John Wanamaker officially changed the name of the town in the 1880s to Hatboro.

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