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Captain Timothy Benedict

Born Born 15 Nov 1723   Wilton, Fairfield co., Conn.
Married Married 1745 Lydia Hall  
Died Died Sept 1771   Winchester, Conn.

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  1. Timothy Benedict, Jr.; 1747-1836.
  2. Joshua Benedict; 1751-1839.
  3. William Benedict; 1758-1836.
  4. Anna Benedict; 1753-1830.
  5. Lydia Benedict; 1764-.
  6. Deborah Benedict; 1770-1834.

The Parents of Timothy

Timothy's Early Years

His Military Life

Lydia Hall

Lydia was born in 1729 at Redding, Fairfield co., Connecticut to Joshua Hall and Deborah Williams. She died on Feb. 24, 1824 in Winchester, Randolph co., Connecticut.

Her father Joshua Hallwas born 4 Nov 1708 in Fairfield, Connecticut. Christened, 21 Nov 1708 in Stratford, Fairfield. Died 25 Sept 1789 in Redding, Fairfield co., Connecticut.

Joshua Hall's father was Isaac Hall, born 8 Nov 1667 in Fairfield, Connecticut. Christened, 28 Apr 1700 in Congregational Church, Stratford, Fairfield co., Connecticut. Joshua Hall's mother, Jane or Jean Burgess born 2 Nov 1672 in Boston, Suffolk co., Massachusetts.

Lydia's mother Deborah Williams was born 26 Oct 1710 in Fairfield, Connecticut; died in 1750. Christened 26 Nov 1710 in Christ Church, Fairfield co., Connecticut.

Deborah was the daughter of Thomas Williams, born about 1677 in Fairfield, Fairfield co., Connecticut and Esther Smith born 1685 in Fairfield, Fairfield co., Connecticut. Christened 24 Apr 1703 in Christ Church, Fairfield co., Connecticut.

(Info on Hall's & William's familys, from Rootsweb's WorldConnect Project: Works, Enoch, Coolidge, Hill, Johnson, contact Linnaea Bowles)

Timothy and Lydia

Timothy met Lydia Hall, daughter of Joshua Hall and Deborah Williams. They married in 1745 in Danbury, Fairfield co., Connecticut USA.

Captain Timothy Benedict, from Danbury, named in his first deed, Timothy Benedict, Jr., bought in 1771 the eastern half of the lot originally purchased by Captain Benjamin Benedict, lying on both sides of Mad River, and enclosing the Danbury school-house, on which he resided until his death. His wife, Mrs. Lydia Benedict, died in this town February 21, 1824, aged 95.

The land records show that he had three sons, Timothy, Jr., Willam, and Joshua, who came with him to Winchester and to whom he conveyed portions of his hand. There was an Elizabeth Benedict, married to Hezekiah Elmer, September 7, 1774, who may have been his daughter1.

The Final Years for Timothy



  • Family reference: 352
  • Family Tree: Benedict Generations
  • Lineage: Timothy Benedict4, (Abraham3, Samuel2, Thomas1)
  • Books:
    • GBA-I p. 2452

  1. Capt. Timothy, born 172-; married Lydia Hall of Bethel, Ct., she born 1729, and died Feb. 21, 1824, at Winchester, Ct. Capt. Timothy probably went to Winchester in Sept., 1771, where he resided until his death2.
  2. A "Capt. Timothy Benedict" died in Ridgefield, Connecticut on May 12, 1791 at the age of 82 years. This is not confirmed as our Timothy Benedict without further research. Also noted on this web page: "Phillis, an adult negro maid belonging to Capt. Tim() Benedict, baptised Oct. 3, 1790." Per the Ridgebury Church Records of Ridgefield, Connecticut 1769-1857; as found at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford, Connecticut, and transcribed to "Rays Place - Explore New England's Past" website, URL:
  3. The ranking of "Captain" appears in the Henry2 book but is not substantiated by official records of the American Revolution, to this date. J.B.

Notes on the children

  • Timothy; see Timothy Benedict.
  • Joshua; see Joshua Benedict.
  • William; see William Benedict.
  • Anna; b. 1753 Bethel, Fairfield, Connecticut; d. 1830; m. 3 Nov 1774 in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut to David Judd; he b. 1749, in Bethel Fairfield, Connecticut.
  • Lydia; b. abt. 1764 in Connecticut.
  • Deborah; b. abt. 1770; d. 1834 in Connecticut.


  1. "Annals and Family Records of Winchester, Conn." by John Boyd; pub. by Press of Case, Lockwood & Brainard in 1873; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC; their Ref. CONN/COUNTIES/LITCHFIE/WINCHESE/BOYD.
  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 - 26 Mar 2007 -- DonaldElliott - 17 Aug 2007
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