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Stephen Gano Benedict

Family reference: 274.812

Born Born 16 Sep 1811   at Location
Married Married 24 Oct 1843 Abby M Smith at Location
Died Died 24 Jan 1889   at Location
Buried   Mineral Springs Cemetery Pawtucket, Providence co., RI


  • Stephen Gano Benedict7, (David6, Thomas5, Thomas4, Thomas3, John2, Thomas1)



  1. Vavastor Holroyd Benedict; 1836-1836
  2. Edwin Rossinton Benedict; 1837-1839
  3. Harriet Amelia Benedict; 1839-
  4. Margaret Eliza Benedict; 1842-1848
  5. Judson Benedict; 1846-1854
  6. William Holroyd Benedict; 1849-1915
  7. Henry Clinton Benedict; 1852-1903

Abby M. Smith

b ca 1813 in Rhode Island, d 1Jan1886. Bur Mineral Springs Cemetery, Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Deaths, 1630-1930

Name: Abby M Benedict Relation: wid Kin 1: Stephen G Benedict Kin 2: Francesca Benedetti Death Date: 01 Jan 1896 Age: 82 yrs


1811-1854 Rhode Island

1854-1869 Madison, Wisconsin

1869-1889 Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island


1850 US Federal Census: North Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; Roll: M432_843; Page: 349; Image: 500. 17Sep1850

  • Benedict, Stephen G, age 39, male, insurance office, b RI
  • Benedict, Abby N, age 37, female, b RI
  • Benedict, Harriet A, age 11, female, b RI
  • Benedict, Judson, age 3, male, b RI
  • Benedict, William, age 1, male, b RI
  • 1 servant

1860 US Federal Census: Madison Ward 2, Dane County, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1403; Page: 488; Image: 497. 4Jun1860

  • Benedict, SG, age 48, male, agent, value of real estate: 1000, personal: 400, b Mass
  • Benedict, Abia, age 47, female, b RI (sb Abby)
  • Benedict, Harriet, age 20, female, b RI
  • Benedict, William, age 11, male, b RI
  • Benedict, Henry, age 8, male, b RI

1870 US Federal Census: North Providence District 1, Providence County, Rhode Island; Roll: M593_1476; Page: 335; Image: 46. 9Jun1870

  • Benedict, Stephen, age 58, male, white, auctioneer, value of personal: 2000, b Mass
  • Benedict, Abby M, age 57, female, white, keeping house, b RI
  • Benedict, Henry C, age 18, male, white, clerk, auction store, b RI
  • ........2 doors down........
  • Benedict, David, age 90, male, white clergyman, value of realestate: 12,000, b CT
  • Benedict, Martha, age 74, female, white, b NY
  • Benedict, Cornelia, age 61, female, white, keeping house, b RI

Military Service

He was appointed, Jul1861, by the governor of Wisconsin, state agent to attend to the wants of the 2nd Wis. Vols. in 1864 he was a representative recruit to the Wis Cav


Notes on the children:

  1. Vavastor Holroyd; born 26 Jan 1836, died 12 Dec 1836. Buried Mineral Springs Cemetery, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Per RI Historical Cemeteries, Vavasour.
  2. Edwin Rossinton; born 27 Sep 1837, died 6 Sep 1839. Buried Mineral Springs Cemetery, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  3. Harriet Amelia; born 6 Sep 1839, married 1 Jan 1867 to Henry W. Shepard, at Dane County, WI
  4. Margaret Eliza; born 6 July 1842, died 22 April 1848. Buried Mineral Springs Cemetery, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  5. Judson; born 27 Oct 1846, died 16 Jan 1854. Buried Mineral Springs Cemetery, Pawtucket, Rhode Island (cemetery records give name as Jenson).


Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 1741.

Thomas5, Thomas4, Thomas3, John2, Thomas1 Rev David, D.D. b 10Oct1778, at Norwalk, CT; m 8May1808, Margaret Hubbell, dau Rev Stephen and Cornelia (Vavasor) Gano (see Sprague's Annals, Vol VI, p 229) b 22Sep1785. He was fitted for college at Sing Sing, and graduated at Brown Univ. 1806; ordained as a Baptist minister in 1805, and was settled over a society in Pawtucket, RI for twenty five years. Mr., and curator of Brown Univ., and S.T.D. Coll. Shurtl, 1851. Dr Benedict's name is intimately associated with the history of the Baptist denomination. Among his contributions to their permanent literature are two large volumes, entitled History of the Baptists, and a History of All Religions. In 1860 he published his Fifty Years among the Baptists, and has been quite recently engaged upon a History of Pawtucket. On the 8th of May 1858, he and his wife were privileged to celebrate their "Golden Wedding". Dr. B is living at Pawtucket, at the advanced age of 91y. His wife d 28Nov1868. He d 5Dec1875. Ch: As pertains to:

Stephen Gano b 16Sep1811; m 24Oct1833, Abby M Smith of Grafton, Mass; moved from RI in 1854, to Madison, Wis, where he resided until 1869. Deacon of Baptist church there. He was appointed, Jul1861, by the governor of Wisconsin, state agent to attend to the wants of the 2nd Wis. Vols. in 1864 he was a representative recruit to the Wis Cav. Insurance and real estate agent; res. Pawtucket, RI. He d 24Jan1889. chd: a) Vavasor Holroyd b 26Jan1836; d 12Dec1836. b) Edwin Rossinton b 27Sep1837; d 6Sep1839, c) Harriet Amelia b 6Sep1839; m 1Jan1867, Henry W Shepard of Madison, Wis. d) Margaret Eliza b 6Jul1842; d 22Apr1848, e) Judson b 27Oct1846; d 16Jan1864, f) William b 27Feb1849; res: Aurora, Ill, g) Henry Clinton b 5May1852


  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.

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