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Washington Benedict

Born Born 09 Aug 1833 New Lisbon, Otsego co., NY
Married Married 06 Mar 1855 Irena L Finch Steuben co., NY
Died Died 07 Aug 1901 at Location



  1. Frederick Charles Benedict; 1857-1902
  2. John E Benedict 1858-
  3. Ernest Herbert Benedict; 1863-1902
  4. Gertrude H Benedict 1867-1907

Census Records

1880 US Federal Census: Bon Homme, Dakota Territory; Roll: T9_111; Family History Film: 1254111; Page: 94.4000; 24 & 25Jun1880

  • Wood, B E, white, male, age 53, farmer, b NY, parents b NY
  • Wood, H P, white, female, age 53, wife, b PA, parents b NY
  • .....Next Door.....
  • Smith, L C, white, male, age 30, farmer, b WI, parents b NY
  • Smith, Julia A, , white, female, wife, age 33, keeps house, b NY, parents b NY
  • Smith, Kittie, white, female, dau, age 10, b Dakota, father b WI, mother b NY
  • Smith, Fannie, white, female, dau, age 5, b Dakota, father b WI, mother b NY
  • Smith, Bligh, white, male, son, age 3, b Dakota, father b WI, mother b NY
  • Smith, Cordelia, white, female, dau, age 1, b Dakota, father b WI, mother b NY
  • .....Next Door.....
  • Benedict, W, white, male, age 47, married, farmer, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Ernest H, white, male, age 16, son, lives with father, b NY, parents b NY

1900 US Federal Census: Township 93, City of Springfield, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: T623_1546 Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 21. B E Wood, enumertor. 5Jun1900

  • Wood, Bligh, head, male, white, b Mar1827, age 73, m 50y, b NY, parents b NY, surveyor
  • Wood, Harriet, wife, female, white, b Nov1826, age 73, m 50y, mother of 2, 2 living, b PA, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Washington, boarder, male, white, b Aug1833, age 66, m 30y, b NY, parents b NY, printer (brother)
  • Benedict, Frelode? S, boarder, female, white, b Jan1840, age 60, m 30y, mother of 2, 2 living, b NY, parents b NY


Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 163
181. JOHN THOMAS6 (Abraham,5 John,4 Thomas,3 John,2 Thomas1)
b. June 26, 1773, at Norwalk, Ct.; m. Feb. 7, 1795, Betsey, dau. Nathan Dart of Boston, Mass., who d. Feb. 5, 1838. He was a soldier in the war of 1812; d. near Dansville, March 7, 1845. Ch.
1) - WILLIAM, b. May 6, 1796, at New Lisbon; m. Nov. 9, 1819, Adeline Fellows. He d. at Huntsville, Otsego Co., Sept. 13, 1829. She res. at Durham, Greene Co. Ch.
a) Caroline, b. Sept., 1820.
b) (464.) Rev. William Addison, b. March, 1822; m. twice; no issue; grad. Amherst College, 1849; received degree of A. M.; Presb. minister.
2) - BETSEY, b. Sept. 8, 1797; m. Aug. 18, 1822, John R. Walker, res. Woodhull.
3) - PHOEBE, b. July 1, 1799; m. Feb. 19, 1824, John T. Wood; res. Sharon, Wis.
4) - JOHN, b. March 15, 1801; m. Jan. 19, 1826, Emily Webb, b. 1807; moved, recently, from Woodhull to Yankton, Dacotah Territory. He d 22Nov1858, she d 7Aug1886. Ch.
a) Harriet P., b. Nov. 19, 1826, Providence, Pa. She m Bligh Wood
b) Phoebe, b. Oct. 15, 1828.
c) William W., b. Feb. 5, 1831; m. Adeline (Thorne?), b. 1832, in Schoharie. Res., 1855, in Woodhull. Ch.
I.) Washington E., b. 1851.
II.) Alice E., b. 1855.
d) (465.) Washington, b. Aug. 9, 1833, at New Lisbon; res. Tuscarora. (N. Y. Census, 1865). Wife Irena L., b. 1835, Steuben Co. Ch.
I.) Charles, b. 1858, Iowa.
II.) Ernest H., b. 1864, Steuben Co.
e) Cordelia, b. Jan. 1, 1836, Hartwick. m Bucklin H Wood
f) Mary Adelaide, b. Oct. 9, 1838, Woodhull. m John Thomson
g) Albert G., b. May 15, 1841, at W.; m. Eliza J. --, b. 1838. He was in the army. They had two ch.; one living in 1865: I) Mary A., b. 1864. He m 2nd Eliza Graham 22Jun1861.
h) Leonard H., b. Aug. 2, 1843, at W.
i) Juliette, b. Sept. 25, 1846, Unadilla. m Wm Hoaglin 28Jul1867
j) Julianna, m Leander C Smith Aug1872.
5) - LEONARD, b. April 29, 1802; m. Feb. 25, 1829, Mary Hitchcock. No issue; res. New Hampton, Iowa.
6) Rev. ELISHA BLIGH, b. Sept. 5, 1806; m. Dec. 1, 1831, Hannah Martha, dau. Marcus S. Willard, who was drowned in the Cownesque river, at Elkland, Tioga Co., Pa., June 28, 1835, in attempting to cross on a foot bridge; m. 2d, Sept. 7, 1837, Emily R., dau. Hon. John Ryan. Presbyterian minister; settled at Elkland, Pa. Ch.
a) Ledentia Marilla, b. Feb. 7, 1833, Westfield, Pa.; m. Dec. 30, 1854, John C. Johnson.
b) Juvantia Martha, b. Dec. 12, 1834, Elkland, Pa.; m. April 12, 1858, Henry L. Fitch of Cooperstown.
c) Evander Ryan, b. Oct. 1, 1838; d. April 17, 1839.
d) Evalette Maria, b. Oct. 2, 1840, Elba.
e) Amoret Ann, b. Aug. 12, 1844, Millville.
f) Mary Susannah, b. Oct. 25, 1846, Millville; m. Nov. 1, 1865, John C. Whitaker. g) Charles Corydon, b. Dec. 29, 1850, Lawrenceville, Pa.; d. Feb. 9, 1853.
h) Charles Hiram, b. March 16, 1856, Covington, Pa.
7) - RHODA, b. July 18, 1808; m. March 4, 1836, Luther Newton; d. Feb. 24, 1841, Addison.
8) - CLARK HOYT, b. Dec. 16, 1811; m. Feb. 26, 1835, Merilla Knowlton. Ch.
a) Celestia, m. Pepper
b) Volckert, m. Miss Thurston.
9) - RUSSELL, b. March 29, 1814; d. May 5, 1815.
10) - MARY ANN, b. Feb. 8, 1816; m. March 12, 1837, Nelson Kenyon.
11) - CHLOE A., b. Feb. 14, 1818; m. Nov. 24, 1840, Orrel Whipple. Res. Byron. Had two sons in the army -- Charles Adelbert and Lewellyn Herbert; Charles A. returned in safety from his two years' campaign, but reenlisting, was taken prisoner and starved to death in Salisbury prison, aged 20. Lewellyn enlisted at 15 years of age, and died of fever in hospital at Washington, D. C.

Benedicts to America, Vol II, Pg 176
465. Washington8, (John Elroy7, John Thomas6, Abraham,5 John,4 Thomas,3 John,2 Thomas1)
b 9Aug1833 New Lisbon, m 6Mar1855 Irena L Finch, b 4Jul1835 Steuben Co. Res: Tuscarora, NY. He d 7Aug1901, she d 14Dec1868. CH:
I. ) - Frederick Charles b 22Apr1857, m 30Aug1876 Almira Young. He d 4Nov1902. She d 28Sep1951. Res: Springfield, SD. They d at Tyndall, SD their last residence. Editor. CH:
1.) - John I Herbert, b 11May1877 Springfield, SD., m 30Mar1903, Sheridan, Wyoming, Anna Snook. Enlisted in 1898 Co. C from SD and went from San Francicco to Phillippines. Wounded through the right lung and received Congretional Medal and Purple Hear for his service during Spanish American War. A Stationery Eng. and Barber. Mems. Church of God. Last Res: 2826 SW 32nd Ct., Miami, Florida. He d 11Apr1940. CH:
a) Herbert I Leroy, b 4Aug1904, m 8Jan1927, Miami, FL, Maria E Hutchens. Res. 4731 Glen Ivy, Laverne, Calif. CH:
i) John Herbert, b 10Nov1927, m 28Sep1945 Emma Lee Gunter. US Navy 1945. CH:
aa) Robin Luann, b 29Mar1954
bb) Heidi Lynn, b 19Oct1955
b) Eugene Hiram, b 29Dec1906, m 1st 1Jan1927 Bessie Hunter, m 2nd 10Dec1947 Lillian Brown. CH: by 1st wife
A) Betty Gene, b 13May1931, d Aug1932
B Dorothy Arlean, b 30Aug1937, m 29May1959 Richard W Kelley
CH by 2nd wife:
C) Eugene Hiram, Jr, b 5Jan1949
D) Herbert Leroy II, b 127Sep1950
E) Janice Ann, b 23May1952
F) Bennie Wayne, b 8Aug1954
G) Judith Almira, b 19Jul1956
c) Leslie Benjamin, b 12May1918, m 14Jan1940 Verlie Iley. CH:
A) Joan Sharon, b 21Aug1941, m 14May1961 Geo. Nichols
2.) Nellie Irene, b 18Aug1879, m 25Dec1901 Richard Owens, b 1877, d 1941. She d 8Sep1947. CH:
a.) Grace Benedict Owens, m Edward Wobbenhorst. Res R # 13, Box 240, Indianapolis, Ind.
3.) Violet E, b 7Jan1888 Springfield, SD, m 17Jun1908 Julius Engel. Res: Island Park, R # 3, Mound, Minn. No CH.
4.) Clinton Frederick, b 21Sep1893 Springfield, SD., m 1st 23Mar1913 Sarah Evaline Bateman, m 2nd Bernice, m 3rd ?. Res 332 West Work St., Sheridan, Wyo. He d 1961. Married Sarah at Dietz, Wyoming, she d 22Aug1890 Marshall, Neb. d 9Oct1955 CH:
a.) Vera Marie, b 12Apr1914, m 31Dec1938 Laverne Raisbeck Horsley. Res 321 S 5th, Livingston, Mont. CH:
A) Raymond Raisbeck Horsley, b 12Feb1940
B) Ruth Ann Horsley, b 18Nov1941
C) Patsey Lee Horsley, b 18Oct1943
D) Jack Laverne Horsley, b 6Oct1945
b.) Rev Raymond Clinton Benedict Knapp, b 23Aug1919 Acme, Wyo. Legally changed name to Knapp in 1938, m 4Nov1945 Louise J Kidd. US Army, discharged 1945. Grad Coll Jun 1946 & Sem at Philadelphia 1949. Ordained July 1949 at Kemmerer, Wyo. Coll. Chaplin at Univ. of Wyo. Res Box 862, Laramie, Wyo. CH:
A) Candice Louisa Knapp, b 27Oct1951
B) Melanie Lynn Knapp, b 18Jun1956
5.) Myrtle F, b 24Dec1895, m 12May1915 William L Schneider. Res: Tyndall, SD. CH:
a.) Leinod Schneider, b 1918 Gettsburg, SD
b.) William L Schneider, JAr., b 1923 Pittsburg, PA
c.) Virginia Schneider, b 1925 Grant, Neb
d.) James Schneider, b 1927 Scotland, SD
e.) JoEllen Schneider, b 1930 Tyndall, SD
II) - John E Benedict, b 15Sep1858
III) - Ernest Herbert, b 14Aug1863, m 12Sep1894 Gay Vlena Bailey, b 28Apr1876, d 3Jul1931. Editor of Tyndell Tribune. He d 9Dec1902 at Tyndall, SD. CH:
1. Irene Ruth, b 18Sep1897, m 1st 22Apr1916 Robert Gordon Matthews, m 2nd Benjamin John Schaeffer. Converted to Catholic faith. Summer Res: Box 313 Bethleham, NH, Winter Res: 396 Paso Robles Dr., Santa Barbara, Calif. CH:
a.) Robert Gordon Mathews, Jr. b 7Mar1917, m 13Jun1942 Mary Marcell Bovee, b 26Feb1920.
IV) - Gertrude H., b 21Aug1867, d 1907, m Mr Bowen


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