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Thomas Benedict

Thomas BENEDICT, born in 1679; died 1714; was of the first generation of Benedicts born and raised in the wilderness of Danbury Connecticut. He lived for 35 years, rasing four children with his wife Elizabeth.

Family reference: 33

Born Born 27 March 1679 Norwalk, Conn.1
Married Married   Elizabeth Barnum
Died Died about December 1714  



  1. Samuel Benedict; b. about 1705; d. about Nov 1795
  2. Elizabeth Benedict
  3. Hannah Benedict; b. after 1707
  4. Rebecca Benedict; b. after 1707

The Parents of Thomas

Thomas was of the third-generation of Benedicts pioneering on New England soil. He was the third child for Samuel Benedict and the first for Rebecca Andrews. Thomas' father was raised in the English colony on the east end of Long Island, who then came to Connecticut in about 1665 as a young lad. Thomas' mother Rebecca came from the Andrews family of Fairfield county.

Thomas’ Early Years

At eighteen years of age, he and his parents left the birthplace on Long Island, landing at Connecticut.

Thomas and Elizabeth

The Final Years for Thomas

Information derived from the administration of the estate of Thomas Benedict, which was granted Dec. 6, 1714. He left widow Elizabeth (Barnum), and "four children in their nonage." The estate amounted to £240 16s. 11d. The widow and sergeant Francis Barnum were the administrators2.


These are the children of Thomas Benedict according to Henry Benedict2:
  • Samuel: probably the Samuel whose estate was administered upon Nov. 26, 1795 by Wm. Prindle. Distribution was made May 3, 1796; to his daughters: Esther, wife of Bigelow; Jemima, wife of John Whitlock; Patience, wife of Justus Olmsted; Eunice, wife of Wm. Prindle; Hannah, wife of Timothy Picket.
  • Elizabeth
  • Hannah; under seven years, in 1714
  • Rebecca, under seven years, in 1714


  1. "The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Volumes 1-55" republished by Genealogical Publishing Co.
  2. "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 - 02 Nov 2007
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