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Sarah Benedict

Born Born 05 Feb 1795 Brookfield, Fairfield co., Conn
Married Married 31 Aug 1815 Gilbert A Stephens Conn
Died Died 08 Sep 1888 Mt Vision, Otsego co., NY



  1. Chauncey Stephens 1818-1829
  2. Sarah P Stephens 1824-
  3. Phebe B Stephens 1830-
  4. Angenette Stephens 1832-
  5. Frances Zidana Stephens 1840-

Levi J Stevens aka Gilbert A Stephens and Family

Levi/Gilbert was b 22May1795 at Canaan Valley , Litchfield County, CT. He d 16Feb1882 at Mt Vision, Otsego County, NY as the result of a factory explosion. He was the son of Abel Stevens b 1748 Stonington, New London County, CT, d 27Sep1835 Canaan Valley , Litchfield County, CT. His mother was Bridget Palmer who d 3Oct1835 Canaan Valley , CT

20 Feb 1882 Funeral of Gilbert A. STEPHENS The funeral of Gilbert A. STEPHENS, the engineer at Jewell's Mills, who was killed by the explosion on Thursday last, took place yesterday afternoon. The services were held in Plymouth lecture room, and every seat and almost every inch of standing room was occupied. Besides the wife and children and relatives of deceased there were present Colonel Herbert S. JEWELL, Edward M. JEWELL, Major George S. JEWELL, the clerks and all the mill hands. Also a large delegation from the Star of Bethlehem Lodge, 322, F.& A.M., James WEST, Master, and Montauk Lodge, 114, I.O.O.F., F.P. JONES, Noble Grand. Rev. S.B. HALLIDAY conducted the service, which was most impressive. Deceased was highly respected, not only by his employers and fellow-workers at the mills, but by the members of the lodges mentioned. The pallbearers were selected from the lodges. The interment took place at Cypress Hills. A curious fact in connection with the deceased is that his real name was Levi J. STEVENS and that he had worked at Jewell Mills fifteen years or more under the assumed name of Gilbert A. STEPHENS. The JEWELLS were astonished when they were informed of this since his death. Deceased, it is said, had some troouble with the man he was apprenticed to and he left and changed his name.

Census Records

1850 US Federal Census Laurens, Otsego, New York; Roll: M432_580; Page: 238; Image: 479. 20Aug1850

  • Stephens, Gilbert, age 55, male, farmer, value of real estate: 3100, b CT
  • Stephens, Sarah, age 55, female, b CT
  • Stephens, Ann J, age 17, female, b NY
  • Stephens, Frances I, age 9, female, b NY
  • Stephens, James, age 21, male, wagon maker, b NY


Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 301
47. FRANCIS KNAPP5 (Thomas,4 Thomas,3 James,2 Thomas1)
b. July 7, 1766; m. June 25, 1789, Phoebe, dau. Ezra and Susannah Northrop of Brookfield, Ct., b. July 20, 1768, and d. Dec. 19, 1846. He d. at Canaan, Ct., Oct. 24, 1848. Ch.
1) - MARY, b. Sept. 12, 1790; m. Perry Green Foster; res. Corning.
2) - AMELIA, b. Dec. 29, 1792; m. Francis Knapp; m. 2d, Joshua Benedict Trowbridge of Danbury.
3) - SARAH, b. Feb. 5, 1795; m. Gilbert Stevens; res. Mt. Vision.
4) - PHOEBE, b. March 11, 1797; m. Edmund Wilcox; d. May 2, 1830.
5) - HEPSIBAH, b. April 22, 1799; m. Joel Harris Deming; res. South Canaan, Ct.
6) - MERCY, b. Aug. 24, 1801; m. William P. Russell; res. Farmington, Mich.
7) (113.) THOMAS, b. Nov. 9, 1803.
8) (114.) JOSHUA NORTHROP, b. April 14, 1806.
9) - DEBORAH CELIA, b. April 25, 1808; unm.
10) (115.) FRANCIS KNAPP, b. April 11, 1810.


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