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Thaddeus Benedict Sr Esq

Family reference: 462

Born Born   1 Nov 1728   Danbury, Fairfield Co., Conn.
Married Married 1st 17 Feb 1747 Abigail S. Starr Danbury, Fairfield Co., Conn
2nd 1 Nov 17xx Catherine Nichols Danbury, Fairfield Co., Conn
Died Died   20 Jan 1805   Danbury, Fairfield Co., Conn.

Lineage:

  • Thaddeus Benedict4, (Thomas3, James2, Thomas1)

Parents:

Children:with Abigail Starr

  1. Thaddeus Benedict Jr; 1749-1799
  2. Abigail Benedict 1750-
  3. Jesse Benedict 175X-1815
  4. Eliakim Benedict 1753-1832
  5. Mary Benedict; b Oct 175- at Danbury, CT; d same day
  6. Peter Benedict; 1758-1835
  7. Mary "Molly" Benedict; 1761-
  8. Deborah Benedict 1762-1828
  9. Elihu Benedict 1766-
  10. Eliphelet Benedict 1768-
  11. Elizabeth Benedict; 1761-1779
  12. Amos Benedict 1775-

Abigail S Starr and Family

Abigail was b 1729/30 and d 6Apr1785 at Danbury, CT. She was the dau of Lieut Benjamin Starr 1683-1754 and Eunice Taylor 1745-1833

Benjamin STARR was born about 1683. He served in the military in 1733. -Lieutenant of the Militia -Resigned 13 Oct 1738 He died on 29 Nov 1754. Parents: Josiah STARR and Elizabeth HICKS. He was married to Eunice TAYLOR . Children were: David STARR, Elizabeth STARR, Eunice STARR, Deborah STARR, Abigail STARR.

Catherine Nichols and Family

Catherine was the widow of Nehemiah Dibble Sr. Nehemiah was b 17xx, and d 23Sep1774 at Danbury, CT. Catherine d 1Nov1802

Connecticut Town Death Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Nehemiah Dibble Sr. Death Date: 23 Sep 1774 Death Location: Danbury

Barbour Collection, Danbury, CT
Catha[rine], wid Nehemiah, m Thaddeus Benedict, Nov [ ]

Sources

Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 284
4. Thomas3, James2, Thomas1
b 9Nov1694; m Abigail, dau John Hoyt, one of the original settlers of Danbury, CT. He was fifth justice of the peace, appointed, May1738, and first judge of the district, and held both offices until his death. He was chosen Deacon 19Sep1770. He d 4Jul1776. Chd:
1) - Sarah
2) - Molly m Joseph Starr; d 1745
3) (15.) Thomas b 1727
4) (16.) Thaddeus b 1Nov1728
5) - Elizabeth b 1729; m James Taylor
6) (17.) Elisha b 2Apr1736
7) (18.) Robert b 1744
8) - Mindwell, m Hamilton
9) - Thankful m 2Apr1760, Nathan Gregory. See Elisha5 (55)
10 )- Hannah m 1st _; m 2nd Samuel Perry
- Possibly another, Jemima, who m a Hamilton

Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 288
16. THADDEUS4 (Thomas,3 James,2 Thomas1)
b. Nov. 1, 1728; m. Feb. 2, 1747, Abigail, dau. Lieut. Benjamin Starr of Danbury, who d. April 6, 1785; m. 2d, Catharine, widow Nehemiah Dibble, Nov. 1, 17--. Justice of peace, May, 1774-1800; selectman in 1784. One of the sufferers by burning of Danbury, in 1777. He was allowed by Ct., May, 1792, 521 19s. 6d., for his losses. (Hinman, p. 82.) He d. Jan. 20, 1805. Ch.
1) (48.) THADDEUS, b. Aug. 14, 1749.
2) - ABIGAIL, b. April 29, 175-; m. Oct. 2, 1771, Eliakim Starr of Bethel, Ct.
3) (49.) JESSE, b. June 11, 175-.
4) (50.) ELIAKIM, b. Sept. 26, 1753.
5) - MARY, b. and d. Oct., --.
6) (51.) PETER, b. Dec. 11, 175-.
7) - MOLLY, b. Feb. 19, 1761; m. Christopher Avery Babcock; d. y.
8) - DEBORAH, b. April 19, 1762; m. Sept. 14, 1785, Samuel Wildman of Danbury; d. April 30, 1828.
9) - 52. ELIHU, b. Aug. 1, 1766.
10) (53.) ELIPHALET, b. Nov. 1, 1768.
11) - ELIZABETH, b. March 3, 1771; d. 1779, at Ballston.
12) (54.) AMOS, b. May 14, 1774.

Footnotes

  • Biography in Henry Benedict p. 288.1

One of the sufferers of the burning of Danbury by the British in 1777. Allowed by CT May 1792 521, 19s, 6d for his losses (Hinman, p. 82)

Per BTA Vol I: Justice of peace from May1774-1800; selectman in 1784. One of the suffers of the burning of Danbury 1777.

b per Myrtle M. Jillson, Certified Genealogist, State of CT m per BTA, Vol I; LDS 1435525, Danbury, Fairfield County, CT, Pg 165; Barbour Collection - Danbury, CT

Thaddeus Benedict graduated at Yale College 1773; lawyer by profession; probate clerk in 1776; removed to Reading; selectman 13 Feb 1778; appointed justice of peace in Reading in 1783 and continued until 1795. Represented Reading in the General Assembly of CT May 1783, 1784, and in 1790, Oct 1790, May 1794, Oct 1794, and May 1795. In 1795, he sold his property in Reading and moved to Bridgeport, CT, but died at Reading in 1799. He was one of the most celebrated lawyers of his day, and had a very large and extensive practice. The early reports of cases show he practiced in every county of the state (p. 3021).

Per LDS 1435525 Danbury, Fairfield County, CT; Myrtle M. Jillson, Certified Genealogist; Barbour Collection - Danbury, CT,
Thaddeus Benedict married Mrs. C Dibble, widow of Nehemiah Dibble of Danbury.

Notes on the children:

  • Mary "Molly"; sources:
    • per Danbury Barbour Collection: b 19Feb175_, d 9Jun__
    • born Feb. 19, 1761 at Danbury, Connecticut; birth per Henry Benedict1, page 289; per LDS 1435525, Danbury, Fairfield County, CT, Pg 165
    • married Christopher Avery Babcock
    • died on June 9, XXXX; death per LDS 1435525, Danbury, Fairfield County, CT, Pg 165
  • Elizabeth; born March 3, 1761 at Danbury, Connecticut and died in 1779 at Balston.

Sources

  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.

-- SandeeToo - 27 May 2008
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