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Read H Benedict

Born Born 21 Sep 1834 New York
Married Married 29 Apr 1856 Mary E Winant at Location
Died Died Date at Location

Parents:

Children:

  1. Ella Frances Benedict 1857-
  2. Frederick White Benedict 1860-
  3. Read Benedict Jr 1862-1865
  4. Sarah Benedict 1864-
  5. Eliza Benedict 1866-
  6. Read Edwin Benedict 1868-
  7. Mary E Benedict 1870-
  8. Charles P Benedict 1873-
  9. Coleman B Benedict 1874-

Mary E Winant and Family

Mary was b 31May1836, daughter of Judge Mark and Sarah (Watts) Winant.

Census Records

1850 US Federal Census: Westfield, Richmond County, New York; Roll: M432_587; Page: 108; Image: 213. 1Aug1850

  • Benedict, Samuel W, age 51, male, watch maker, value of real estate: 15,000, b CT
  • Benedict, Susan S, age 49, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Alexander, age 27, male, teacher, b CT
  • Benedict, Isaac H, age 25, male, teacher, b NY, deaf mute
  • Benedict, Ovington, age 19, male, watch maker, b NY
  • Benedict, Delone, age 18, male, b NY
  • Benedict, Read H, age 15, male, b NY
  • Benedict, Samuel W, age 13, male, b NY, at school
  • Benedict, Frederick P, age 11, male, b NY, at school
  • Benedict, Edwin P, age 9, male, b NY, at school
  • Benedict, Frances A, age 3, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Susan S, age 6, female, b NY
  • 3 servants, all b Ireland

1870 US Federal Census: New York Ward 15 District 1, New York, New York; Roll: M593_993; Page: 389; Image: 30. 1Jul1870

  • Benedict, Overton, age 39, male, white, jeweler, value of real estate: 18,000, personal: 50,000, b NY
  • Benedict, Samuel, age 72, male, white, retired jeweler, b CT
  • Benedict, Susan, age 69, female, white, keeping house, b NY
  • Benedict, Delone, age 37, male, white, printer, b NY
  • Benedict, Read, age 35, male, white, jeweler, b NY
  • Benedict, Samuel, age 32, male, white, watch maker, b NY
  • Benedict, Frederick, age 29, male, white, watch maker, b NY
  • Benedict, Edwin, age 26, male, white, watch maker, b NY
  • Benedict, Susan, age 23, female, keeping house, b NY
  • Brackerbush, age 27, male, white, clerk in store, b Ohio
  • Brackerbush, Fanny, age 23, female, white, b NY
  • Brackerbush, Otto, age 22, male, white, clerk in store, b OH
  • 1 servant, b Ireland

1900 US Federal Census: Res: Manor Road, Richmond Ward 1, Richmond Borough, New York; Roll: T623_1154 Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 590. 1Jun1900

  • Benedict, Read, head, male, white, b Sep1834, age 65, b NY, father b CT, mother b NY, jeweler
  • Benedict, Mary E, wife, female, white, b May1836, age 64, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Charles P, son, male, white, b Feb1873, age 27, single, b NY, parents b NY, jeweler
  • Benedict, Coleman B, son, male, white, b Mar1874, age 26, single, b NY, parents b NY, jeweler
  • 1 cook, 1 servant, both b Germany

1910 US Federal Census: Res: Ravenhurst, Richmond Ward 1, Richmond Borough, New York; Roll: T624_1072; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 1303; Image: 1245. 7Apr1910

  • Benedict, Read, head, male, white, age 76, married 1, m 54y, b NY, parents b NY, jeweler, propriator
  • Benedict, Mary, wife, female, white, age 75, married 1, m 54y, mother of 11, 6 living, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Charles, son, male, white, age 37, married 1, m 6y, b NY, parents b NY, jeweler
  • Benedict, Tranvilla, dau in law, female, white, age 39, married 1, m 6y, mother of 0, b NY, father b NY, mother b NJ
  • 2 servants
  • .....2 doors down.....
  • Benedict, Coleman, head, male,white, age 35, m1, m 10y, b NY, parents b NY, jeweler
  • Benedict, Catherine, wife, female, wife, age 38, m1, m 10y, mother of 4, 4 living, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Marjorie, dau, female,white, age 8, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Coleman J, son, male, white, age 6, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Evelyn, dau, female, white, age 5, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Grace, dau, female, white, age 1 9/12, b NY, parents b NY

Ship Passenger Lists

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Mr. Read Benedict Arrival Date: 16 May 1896 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835 Age: 61 Gender: Male Port of Departure: Southampton, England Ship Name: Paul. Port of Arrival: New York, New York Line: 15 Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_659
Benedict, Mr Read, age 61, male, destination: NY, jeweler

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Mr. Read Benedict Arrival Date: 24 Jul 1910 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834 Age: 76 Gender: Male Port of Departure: Southampton Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: American. Port of Arrival: New York, New York Line: 14 Microfilm Serial: T715 Microfilm Roll: T715_1521 Page Number: 62
Benedict, Mr Read, age 75, white, male, US Citizen

NOTE: There are many records of sailings, all lists state arriving from Southampton or Liverpool, England

Son Coleman B Benedict

1920 US Federal Census: Richmond Assembly District 1, Richmond Borough, New York City; Ravenhurst, Roll: T625_1238; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 1566; Image: 745. 11 & 12 Jan1920

  • Benedict, Coleman, head, own free, male, white, age 45, married, b NY, parents b NY, jeweler, store
  • Benedict, Kathryn, wife, female, white, age 40, married, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Marjorie F, dau, female, white, age 18, single, b NY, parents b NY, sect insurance office
  • Benedict, Evelyn, dau, female, white, age 14, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Grace, dau, female, white, age 11, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Read B, son, male, white, age 9, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Katheryn, dau, female, white, age 7, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Charles P, son, male, white, age 1 4/12, b NY, parents b NY

Son, Charles P Benedict
WWII Army Enlistment Records:
Name: Charles P Benedict Birth Year: 1918 Race: White, citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: New York State: New York County or City: Richmond Enlistment Date: 7 Apr 1941 Enlistment State: New York Enlistment City: New York City. Height: 67 Weight: 127

Sources

Benedicts To America, Vol I, Pg 351
119. SAMUEL WARD6 (Peter,5 Thaddeus,4 Thomas,3 James,2 Thomas1)
b. March 12, 1798; m. Jan. 23, 1822, Susan S., dau. Rev. William and Sarah (Alexander) Ovington of England, b. March 18, 1801. He established, in 1821, on the corner of Maiden Lane and Broadway, New York, the firm known since his connection with it ceased, as Benedict Brothers. A few years later the house removed to the south-west corner of Wall and William streets, and has ever since that time been successfully engaged in the jewelry business. It is one of the best known, most enterprising and honorable houses of its kind in the city. Careful business habits, prompitude, and a perfect knowledge of their entire affairs, are the leading characteristics of the establishment.. (*) Ch:
1) - ALEXANDER, b. Dec. 5, 1822; m. Dec. 7, 1842, Catharine Eliza, dau. -- and Mary Johnson, b. about 1822; merchant, Stapleton, Staten Island. Ch: a) Mary Eliza, b. March 25, 1845. b) Anna Celia, b. June 17, 1847. c) Ellen Cortelyou, b. Aug. 11, 1849. d) Kate Hughes, b. Sept. 13, 1857.
2) - ISAAC HOYT, b. Jan. 21, 1825; m. July 22, 1857, Sarah R., dau. Peter and Susan Stelle of New Brunswick, N.J. Deaf mute; grad. N. Y. Institution for Deaf Mutes, in 1846; professor in same institution for nineteen years; at present, clerk in the treasury department, Washington, D. C. Ch: a) Susan Cornelia, b. Aug. 15, 1858.
3) - WILLIAM, b. Nov. 19, 1826; d. Jan. 15, 1827.
4) - ANN AMELIA, b. May 9, 1829; d. Jan. 6, 1834.
5) - OVINGTON, b. July 27, 1831; m. Nov. 18, 1863, Sarah Elizabeth, dau. John and Lydia Robinson of N. Y., b. 1847, and d. Jan. 25, 1863; jeweler, of firm "Benedict Bros., up town," 691 Broadway, N.Y. Ch: a) Ovington Alexander, b. Jan. 3, 1865; d. April 20, 1865.
6) - DELOLME, b. Sept. 11, 1832; m. Nov. 5, 1865, Helen F. Cuming of Brooklyn; grad. Furman Univ., Greenville, S. C., 1859; acted as Lieut. under Admiral Dupont, at Port Royal, during the rebellion; publisher Benedicts' Time Table. Res. New York. Ch: a) Emma, b. Aug. 12, 1867.
7) - READ, b. Sept. 21, 1834; m. April 29, 1856, Mary E., dau. Judge Mark and Sarah (Watts) Winant of Richmond Co., b. May 31, 1836. Jeweler, of firm Benedict Bros., 171 Broadway, NY Ch: a) Ella Frances, b. April 21, 1857. b) Frederic White, b. Aug. 21, 1860. c) Read, b. Oct. 12, 1862; d. Aug. 6, 1865. d) Sarah, b. June 9, 1864. Eliza, b. June 25, 1866. e) Read Edwin, b. March 1, 1868. f) Mary E., b. Feb. 9, 1870.
8) - SAMUEL WARD, b. Oct. 24, 1836; m. Nov. 21, 1855, Annette Cortelyou of Rossville, b. Jan. 5, 1834. Jeweler, of firm "Benedict Bros., up town," 691 Broadway, N. Y. Ch: a) Josephine C., b. Oct. 21, 1856. b) Ellen Augusta, b. May 21, 1858. c) Nettie, b. Aug. 16, 1864.
9) - FREDERICK PECK, b. June 19, 1839. Jeweler.
10) - EDWIN PETER, b. Aug. 12, 1841. Of firm Benedict Bros., jewelers, 171 Broadway, N. Y.; res. Brooklyn.
11) - SUSAN ANNE, b. July 19, 1844.
12) - FRANCES AMELIA, b. Sept. 29, 1847; m. Jan. 16, 1870, Edwin E. Brackebush.

Footnotes

N. Y. HISTORY OF RICHMOND COUNTY. Pg 501
RAVENHURST. HOUSE OF READ BENEDICT. West New Brighton
READ BENEDICT, son of Samuel W. Benedict, although born in the city of New York, has been a life resident of Staten Island. In 1856 he married Mary E., daughter of Mark Winant, Esq., of Rossville, whose family were among the oldest settlers of the island. His father, Peter Winant, during the revolution, although a lad at the time, owing to the strong Tory feeling prevailing, was obliged to flee to New Jersey, and returned only after peace was declared. Peter Winant was one of the first members from Richmond county to the state legislature, serving in 17S8, and again in 1790 and 1791. He was supervisor for the town of Ravenhurst from 1785 to 1787; serving many years as justice of the peace he became known only as "old Judge Winant." The beautiful residence and ample grounds of Mr. Benedict are situated between the Manor and Jewett avenues, in the village of New Brighton. It is said that the house stands on the identical foundation of the old family residence of the Vanderbilts, and here it was the late commodore was born. The place is accessible from the avenues through a picturesque carriage-drive, bordered on either side by evergreens and cedars. A sloping lawn, with a beautiful bronze fountain, lies before the house, which stands on a terraced eminence. Mr. Benedict is the senior member of the well known firm of Benedict Brothers. He was one of the founders of Grace Methodist Episcopal church, a growing and prosperous organization. As an influential member of the community, he is looked upon as one of our leading citizens and prosperous business men. Of his private life, as husband and father, we are not permitted to speak; but, judging from the outward appearance of his beautiful home and flourishing family, we may form very pleasing conclusions.

-- SandeeToo - 19 Jan 2009
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