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Sarah Elenor Benedict

Reference: 135.223.11

Born Born 01 May 1843 at Richmond Township, Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada
Died Died 28 Jan 1917 at Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario
Married Married 12 Feb 1868 to James Royal Sheffield at Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario

Parents of Sarah:


  1. James Clayton Sheffield; b. 23 Aug 1870;m Blanche M Alliston d.
  2. John Elton Sheffield; b. 1 Apr 1872; d.
  3. Royal Delbert Sheffield; b. 2 Jul 1878 Thurlow Twp.;m Clara ? Bef 1901 d.
  4. Bertha Maria (Keitha) Sheffield; b. 4 Dec 1883 Thurlow Twp.; d.

The Parents of Sarah Benedict

Sarah’s Early Years

Sarah was the eldest daughter of William Case Benedict and Rachel Bush.

Sarah Benedict appears with her parents and siblings on the 1851 Census in Thurlow Township then in 1861 she is living in Belleville, age 19 in the home of Elizabeth Jane and Joseph Harry.

It is quite possible that Elizabeth Jane is the Elizabeth J 'Benedict' who appeared on the 1851 Census with William & Rachel and family.

Sarah and James Sheffield

Sarah Benedict married James Sheffield at the home of her sister and her sister's husband, Mary Emily & John Spear. They appeared in the 1911 census in Belleville with their daughter Bertha who is often listed as Keitha though here birth certificate has else. James is listed as born Jun 1837 in On.

Sarah and husband James Sheffield resided in Thurlow Township, Hastings County, for over 30 years, raising their family.

The Final Years for Sarah

James Royal Sheffield died Jul 13 1916 at Rockwood Hospital near Kingston On. He was listed as 78 and married.


-- JimBenedict - 23 Nov 2005
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