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Samuel Benedict

Samuel BENEDICT, born 1674/5; died 1735; was one of the first settlers born in the Danbury, Connecticut area.

Family reference: 32

Born Born 5 March 1675 Norwalk, Conn
Married Married   Abigail Pickett
Died Died 18 Jan 1735  


  • Samuel Benedict3, (Samuel2, Thomas1)



  1. Mary Benedict; m. Wildman
  2. Hannah Benedict; b. 1690; d. 1771
  3. Ebenezer Benedict; b. 1718; d. 1796
  4. Samuel Benedict; b. 1722-1792
  5. Mercy Benedict

The Parents of Samuel

Samuel was of the third-generation of Benedicts pioneering on New England soil and the first-generation in Danbury. He was the second child and first son of Samuel Benedict (mother unknown at this time). Samuel's father was raised in the English colony on the east end of Long Island, who then came to Connecticut in about 1665 as a young lad.

Abigail Pickett and Family

Abigail was b 30Jul1678 at Stratford, CT. She was the daughter of Thomas Pickett and Abigail Seymour b Jan1655 at Norwalk, CT

Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) Name: Abigaill Pickett: Gender: Female Birth Date: 30 Jul 1678 Birth Location: Stratford Parent Name: Thomas Parent Name: Abigaill

Samuel and Abigail

Abigail Pickett had a brother, Ephraim Pickett, who was co-executor of Samuel's will.

All that is known of him1 has been gathered from his will, made March 4, 1734/5, and recorded April 9, 1734/5. He mentions his wife Abigail (Pickett?), eldest son Ebenezer, second and youngest son Samuel, youngest daughter Mercy, a daughter Hannah, grandson Matthew Wildman, only child of daughter Mary, deceased. The will appoints the wife Abigail and Ephraim Pickett, brother-in-law, executors, etc. He died on January 18, 1735. His inventory, approved on April 9, 1735, foots 700.

Notes on the Children: 1

  • Mary married a Wildman. Child:
    • Matthew Wildman
  • Hannah was born in 1690 and died on July 4, 1771 at Newtown, Connecticut; married Jeremiah Northrop. Children:
    • Ezra Northop; married Susannah Botsford, daughter of Henry Botsford.
  • Samuel was born in 1722.

Per Northrop Family Genealogy
NORTHROP, Jeremiah: b. 1689 Milford, CT., d. 4 JUL 1771 Brookfield, Fairfield, CT. Parents: Father: NORTHROP, Jeremiah, Mother: Phebe. Family: Marriage: 1718 Milford, CT., Spouse: BENEDICT, Hannah, b. 1697 Milford, CT., d. 19 MAR 1767 Brookfield, Fairfield, CT. Parents: Father: BENEDICT, Samuel, Mother: PICKETT, Abigail Children:
NORTHROP, Jeremiah, Joshua, Ezra, Amos b. 1727 Milford, CT., Waite, Hannah, Phebe, Enos, Job b. 1744 Brookfield, Fairfield, CT., Damaris b. OCT 1747 Brookfield, Fairfield, CT.


Gen'l Assembly, May, 1702. "This Assembly doth order that a pattent for the township of Danbury shall be granted to the severall persons hereafter named and intended, as pattentees, to be signed by the Governour or Deputy Governour and the Secretary, with the seal of the Colonie affixed. The names of the pattentees are, James Bebee, Thomas Taylor, Samll Benedick, James Benedick, John Hoyt senr, Josiah Starre, and the rest of the proprietors of the township of Danbury." Col. Rec. of Ct. (1689-1706), p. 385.


  1. "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America", by Henry M. Benedict; 1st pub. 1870; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC.

Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) Name: Samuell Benedict: Gender: Male Birth Date: 5 Mar 1674 Birth Location: Norwalk Parent Name: Samuell

-- JimBenedict - 02 Nov 2007
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