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Brig General Thomas Bridgum Benedict Sr

Born Born 23 Oct 1783 Woodbury, Litchfield co., Conn
Married Married 15 Jun 1808 Mary Wilson at Location
Died Died 11 Mar 1829 De Kalb, St Lawrence co., NY

Parents:

Children:

  1. Noah Bennet Benedict 1809-31Oct1863
  2. Thomas Bridgum Benedict Jr 1811-1863
  3. Jane Benedict 1822-

Mary Wilson and Family

Mary was born 3Nov1787, in Sorel, Lower Canada and died 15Jun1861 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. She was the daughter of John and Jane (Humphrey) Wilson. John Wilson served in the British army during the Revolution.

Thomas's Military History

When the War of 1812 broke out, he raised a volunteer company, of which he was elected captain; being ordered to Ogdensburg, he removed there with his family. He was so rapidly promoted that within six months he held the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He fought in nearly every battle of the series transpiring between French Mills and Lundy's Lane. He had principal charge of the military operations at Ogdensburg. He left the service with the rank of brigadier-general.

Lt.-Col. Thomas B. Benedict, 123d Regt., 5th Brig. N. Y. S. M.

Census Records

1850 US Federal Census: Wilkinson, Mississippi; Roll: M432_382; Page: 282; Image: 571. 27Jul1850

  • McKey?, Matilda, age 48, female, b PA
  • Benedict, N B, age 41, male, M.D., value of real estate: 1,500, b NY
  • Benedict, Jane, age 63, female, b Lower Canada (mother)
  • Benedict, Jane, age 20, female, b NY (sister)

Sources

Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 372. (As pertains to Thomas Bridgum Benedict Sr) 10. Rev. NOAH,5 A. M. (Daniel,4 Daniel,3 Daniel,2 Thomas1)
3) THOMAS BRIDGUM, b. Oct. 23, 1783, at Woodbury, Ct.; m. June 15, 1808, Mary, dau. John and Jane (Humphrey) Wilson. John Wilson served in the British army during the Revolution. His dau. Mary was b. Nov. 3, 1787, in Sorel, Lower Canada, and d. June 15, 1861, at New Orleans, La. Thomas Bridgum, in partnership with Judge Cooper of Cooperstown, was engaged, in 1805, or 1806, in merchandise, and in directing the settlement of two townships in St. Lawrence county. He settled at De Kalb, and when the War of 1812 broke out, he raised a volunteer company, of which he was elected captain; being ordered to Ogdensburg, he removed there with his family. He was so rapidly promoted that within six months he held the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He fought in nearly every battle of the series transpiring between French Mills and Lundy's Lane. He had principal charge of the military operations at Ogdensburg. He left the service with the rank of brigadier-general. He was a man of much ability, and merited the confidence reposed in him. He d. March 11, 1829, at De Kalb. (Hough's Hist. St. Lawrence Co., p. 584; also, see manuscript volume in N. Y. State library, presented by Adjt. D. W. Church, for autograph letters and orders of Lt.-Col. Thomas B. Benedict, 123d Regt., 5th Brig. N. Y. S. M.) Ch.
a) Noah Bennet, b. May, 1809; m. Sept. 24, 1850, in New Orleans, Harriett Sophia Battelle of Montgomery, Ala., b. Sept., 1826, who m. 2d, 1867, George W. Kidd. He grad. at Yale medical school; began his profession in Buffalo, and afterwards removed to New Orleans, where he d. Oct. 31, 1863. b) Thomas Bridgum, b. March, 1811; m. 1840, Margaret Laidlow, in Rossie, where he was then living; she was b. in Scotland; m. 2d, Oct., 1856, the widow Anne Walker (born Smith, an Englishwoman), who now resides in New Orleans. He studied medicine, and was licensed as a physician in New Orleans. He d. June 1, 1863, at Vicksburg, Miss., in confederate service. c) Jane, b. Oct. 18, 1822; res. Oak Hill, St. Helena parish, La.

Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
Name: Thomas Bridgham Benedict, Gender: Male, Birth Date: 23 Oct 1783, Birth Location: Woodbury, Parent Name: Rev. Noah, Parent Name: Rhoda

Footnotes

History of De Kalb, St Lawrence County, NY
The territory of De Kalb was originally owned by Samuel Ogden, and by him was sold to Judge William Cooper, father of James Fenimore Cooper, the distinguished author, of Cooperstown, N. Y. In May, 1803, Judge Cooper, accompanied by thirty-four persons, mostly from the towns of Cooperstown and Richfield, in Otsego county, started to form a settlement on his purchase.
The year 1805 saw the arrival of Philo Lord, Thomas B. Benedict, Horatio Johnson, Obadiah Johnson, Jacob Preston, William Cleghorn, Daniel Smith and his six Sons (Harvey, John, Nathaniel, Daniel, Phineas and Richard), the latter family from Canada, and Solomon Pratt, and probably others.
The following list of jurors of the town in 1806 adds a few to the foregoing names of residents, and is of interest in this connection Joseph Anderson, Elias Alexander, Seth Alexander, Ichabod Arnold, Isaac Burnham, Thomas S. Benedict (then a merchant), James Burnett, Amos Comly, James Farr, James Farr, jr., Elisha Griffin, Potter Goff, Nathaniel Holt (a shoemaker), Levi Holt, Jonathan Haskins, Horatio G. Johnson, Obadiah Johnson, Israel Porter, Solomon Pratt (a blacksmith), Solomon Rich, Isaac Stacy, Henry Smith, Nathaniel Smith, Timothy Utley, Abner Wright, Joseph Woodhouse (a carpenter), William Woodhouse and Joshua Sweet.
Aside from Mr. Cooper, probably Thomas B. Benedict was the first merchant in the town, as he was granted a license for that purpose in 1806, and William Cleghorn received a license to keep a tavern in the same year. Thomas B. Benedict was probably the first postmaster.

-- SandeeToo - 22 Jan 2009
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