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Ruth Benedict

Born Born 28 Mar 1744 at Location
Married Married 28 Mar 1763 Caleb Benedict Sr Danbury, Fairfield co., Conn
Died Died 06 Dec 1828 at Location



  1. Caleb Benedict; 1764-1848
  2. Ruth Benedict b 19Sep1769
  3. Cyrus Benedict; 1771-1848
  4. Lewis Benedict; 1780-1834

Ruth Benedict and Family

Ruth Benedict was b 28Mar1744, and d 6Dec1828. She was the daughter of Ebenezer Benedict; and Rachel Benedict; Ebenezer Benedict Sr and Rachel Benedict are 2nd cousins. Their common ancestors are:
Ebenezer1718, Samuel1675, Samuel1645, Thomas1
Rachel1720, Capt John1689, James1649, Thomas1

Caleb Benedict Sr and Ruth Benedict

Ruth Benedict and Caleb Benedict Sr are 2nd cousins. Their common ancestors are James Benedict Sr and Sarah Gregory. Calab was the son of James 1710-1777 and Mercy Knapp 1713-1797.

Common Ancestors
James Benedict and Sarah Gregory 2C
Thomas Benedict Sr and Mary Bridgam 3C
Thomas Seymour Sr and Hannah Marvin 3C

Ruth5, Rachel4, Capt John3, James and Sarah Gregory2, Thomas and Mary Bridgam1

Caleb5, James4, James Jr3, James and Sarah Gregory2, Thomas and Mary Bridgam1

Daughter Ruth Benedict

Daughter Ruth. Per Benedicts to America Vol I, Pg 291, she was b 19Sep1767. Per the Barbour Collection, she was b 19Sep1769.

Danbury, CT Vital Records 1685 - 1848. From the Barbour Collection as found at the CT State Library. BENEDICT Ruth, dau Caleb & Ruth, b Sept 19, 1769

Son Cyrus Benedict1771

His son Almon Benedict; 1799 m Clarissa Benedict; 1799, dau of Cyrus's brother Lewis1780.

Almon Benedict and Clarissa Benedict are 1st cousins. Their common ancestors are Calab Benedict Sr and Ruth Benedict.

Almon1799, Cyrus1771, Caleb Benedict1739 and Ruth Benedict1744, James1710, James1685, James1649, Thomas and Mary Bridgam

Clarissa1799, Lewis1780, Calab Benedict1739 and Ruth Benedict1744, James1710, James1685, James1649, Thomas and Mary Bridgam


Per Benedicts To America Vol I, pg 284:
Capt John3, James2, Thomas1
b Oct1689; m 1st Rachel (Starr), b 1690, and d Feb1765. Information derived from probate records. His will was proved 25Mar1771, and distributed 15May1771. Real, 608lbs, 6s.; clear movable estate, 111lbs 13s. 10d; widow Ruth; ch. John, eldest son; Josiah, second; James, third; Joseph, fourth; Jachin, youngest; wid. Sarah Crofut, eldest daughter; Rebecca, wife of Matthew Crofut; Phoebe, wife of Samuel Benedict; Ebenezer, grandson; Rachel, wife of David Barnum, grandau; Ruth, wife of Caleb Benedict, grandau; the last three, ch of Rachel, who m Ebenezer Benedict. He was styled Captain, and was a member of the CT legislature in Oct1739, Oct1747, May 1749, May1750, Oct1755, May1764, Oct1764, and May1765. He d Feb1771. Ch: 10. John b 1717
11. Josiah
12. James
13. Joseph b 1728
14. Jachin b 1727
- Sarah m Crofut
- Rebecca m Matthew Crofut
- Phoebe m Samuel4 (7) Benedict [des. of Samuel]
- Rachel m Ebenezer4 (6) Benedict [des. of Samuel]

Per Benedicts to America Vol I, Pg 244
6. Ebenezer4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1
Ebenezer b 1718; m Rachel, dau Capt John3 (3.) Benedict [des. of James] She was dead 1Sep1763, when her son Ebenezer chose his father guardian; m 2nd Mary, widow (Israel) White and dau James3 (2.) Benedict [des. of James] He d 27Mar1796. Estate Lb571 16s 0d. Chd: 16. Ebenezer b 1848; d 17Nov1803 (sb b 1748) - Rachel, m 14Apr1860, David Barnum - Ruth, m Caleb5 (22.) Benedict [des. of James] Caleb Benedict 1739-

Danbury, CT Vital Records 1685 - 1848. From the Barbour Collection
BENEDICT Caleb, m Ruth BENEDICT, dau Ebenezer, Mar 28, 1763

Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 285
5. James4, James3, James2, Thomas1
b 1710; m Mercy Knapp, b 22May1797. He resided at Danbury, and d 3Mar1777. Estate distributed 9Jun1777. to widow Mercy, children James, Francis, Bushnell, Caleb, Mercy, wife of Martin Kellog, Hannah, wife of Stephen Olmstead, and Thankful, wife of Daniel Platt. Chd:
19. James
20. Bushnell, b 1734
21. Francis
22. Caleb, b 1739
- Mercy, b 13Apr1742; m 13May1762, Martin Kellogg; d 8Apr1811
- Hannah, m Stephen Olmstead
- Thankful, m Daniel Platt

Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) Name: Ruth Benedict Gender: Female Marriage Date: 28 Mar 1763 Marriage Location: Danbury Spouse: Caleb Benedict Parent Name: Ebenr


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