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Samuel Benedict

Born Born 1721/22 location  
Married Married 09 Dec 1742 Danbury, Fairfield co., Conn. Phebe Benedict
Died Died 19 May 1792 Danbury, Fairfield co., Conn.


  • Samuel Benedict4, (Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1)



  1. Samuel Benedict IV; 1744-
  2. Abigail Benedict 1746-
  3. Eleazer Benedict; 1747-
  4. Phoebe Benedict 1750-
  5. Mary Benedict 1752-
  6. Joanna Benedict 21Nov1754 Danbury, CT - 1Oct1766 Danbury, CT
  7. Rebecca Benedict; 1757-
  8. John Benedict 1760-1780
  9. Asa 1762-
  10. Elijah Benedict; 1765-1882

Phebe/Phoebe Benedict and Family

Phebe was b 1722 and d 1801. She was the daughter of Capt John Benedict 1689-1771 and Rachel (Starr) 1690-1765

Samuel Benedict and Phebe Benedict Relationship

Samuel and Phebe are 2nd cousins.

Samuel1722, Samuel1674, Samuel1649, Thomas1
Phebe1722, Capt John1689, James1649, Thomas1

Military Service

Samuel served in the defense of Fairfield in Revolution. See Pg 507, Vol II for more data.


Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 283
James2, Thomas1
James was born at Southold Long Island; removed with his parents to Norwalk, CT, and there married 10May1676 Sarah, dau John and Sarah Gregory, b 3Dec1652. He was one of the eight who purchased and settled Danbury, CT. He sold his property in Norwalk, 26Mar1691. He m 2nd, prior to Mar1707-08, Sarah, dau of Robert Porter and widow Abraham Andrus, b 20Dec1657. [Abraham Andrus died 3May1693] He survived until Aug1717, certainly, when he deeded propety. He was b 6Feb1649/50. Chd:
- Sarah b 16Jun1677
- Rebecca b 1679; m 17Jan1704/05, Samuel Keeler Jr, of Norwalk, CT; d 20Mar1709 (Hall, p 201)
- Phoebe b 1682; probably m Thomas Taylor
2. James b 1685; first white male child born in Danbury, CT
3. John b Oct1689
4. Thomas b 9Nov1694; d 4Jul1776
- Elizabeth b Jul1696; probably m Samuel Taylor

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]

NOTE: Samuel and Ebenezer are Benedict brothers that married Benedict sisters

Per Benedicts To America Vol I, pg 244:
7. *Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1
m 9Dec1742, Phoebe, dau Capt. John3 Benedict [des. of James.] His will was made 18Jun1787, and proved 12Jun1792, his death occuring 19May1792. Inventory foots about Ld1200. Will names widow Phoebe, Samuel, eldest son, Eleazer, Asa, Elijah, Abigail, wife of David Knapp, Phoebe, wife of Samuel Dibble, Mary, wife of Capt. Justus Barnum, Rebecca, wife of Joseph Beebe Jr., and Anna, grandau, wife of Noble Sanford. Widow received Lb356 12s. 8d; Samuel, Lb147 5s. id.; Eleazer, Asa and Elijah, each Lb137 5s. id; Abigail, Lb73 12s. 6d; Phebe, Mary, Rebecca, Lb69 12s. 6d.; and Anna, Lb34 6s. 3d. Chd
1) (17.) Samuel b 28May1744
2) - Abigail b 31Jul1746
3)(18.) Eleazer b 27Dec1747
4)- Phoebe b 22Jan1750
5)- Mary b 15Apr1752
6)- Joanna b 21Nov1754; d 1Oct1766
7)- Rebecca b 22May1757
8)- John b 4Feb1760; d 1780
9)(19.)Asa b 22Aug1762
10)(20.)Elijah b 15Nov1765

* Phoebe, b 1722, d 1801, dau Capt. John, Pg 284, Vol I.


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