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Thomas Benedict

Family reference: 12

Born Born   5 Dec 1670 Norfolk, Conn.
Married Married 1st 13 May 1697 Rachael Smith of Norwalk
2nd 14 Oct 1740 Hannah Knapp of Danbury
Died Died   10 May 1743  


  • Thomas Benedict3, (Thomas2, Thomas1)


Children with Rachael:

  1. Mary Benedict; b. 4Dec 1699; d. 1761
  2. Thomas Benedict; b. 29 Oct 1701; d. 11 Feb 1757
  3. Samuel Benedict; b. 1704; d. 17--
  4. Daniel Benedict; b. 7 April 1707; d. 9 June 17--
  5. Rachael Benedict; b. 27 Sept 1710; m. 13 June 1734 to Eliasaph Kellogg of Danbury
  6. Nehemiah Benedict; b. 21 Dec 171-
  7. Sarah Benedict; b. 6 June 1717; m. 28 April 1735 to Daniel Hoyt Jr. of Norwalk

Thomas' Parents

Thomas' parents were born and raised on Long Island in the latter half of the 17th century; Thomas Sr. at Southold on the east end of Long Island, and Mary [Messenger] in the west end of the island, at Jamaica Bay. Her parents were one of the orignal settlers of Jamaica, Long Island.

Thomas’ Early Years

Thomas and Rachael

Rachael, born in 1672 or '73, was the daughter of Samuel and Rachael [Marvin] Smith of Norwalk. Referred by her husband as "the virtuous and pious consort," she passed away 64 years later on Dec. 1, 1737.

Thomas and Hannah

After three years of being a widower, Thomas was married to Hannah Knapp. He died less than three years later. His cousin Abraham Benedict married a Rebecca Knapp in 1720, but it is not yet known if the women were related.

The Final Years for Thomas

His inventory, which included one negro man Winsor, amounted to 160 pounds sterling. Thomas passed away in 1737 at the age of 72 years and 5 months. His will was proved June 5, 1744.


  • Thomas Benedict's biography is in Henry Benedict on p. 28.1

Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT Genealogy Registry, Pastor Edwin Hall, First Congregational Church, Pg 4, b 5Dec1670, Norwalk, CT


  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.

-- JimBenedict - 23 Dec 2005
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