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William Benedict

Born Born 6 May 1848
Died Died 18 Dec 1927
Married Married 1 May 1872 to Sarah Jane Wilson


Children with Sarah Jane:

- Note: children per personal notes of Donna Parker
- Note: further children information in footnotes

  1. Bertha Benedict
  2. Sarah Benedict; b. 4 May 1872; d.
  3. Annie Benedict; b. 25 July 1874; d.
  4. Harriett Benedict; b. 1875
  5. Jessie May Benedict; b. 1879; d. 1899
  6. Lottie Murtle Benedict; b. 15 Dec 1880; d.
  7. Lida Maud Benedict; b. 1881; d. 20 Mar 1955
  8. Bessie Willimina Benedict; b. 1883; d. 1969
  9. Harry William Benedict; b. 18 Oct 1887; d.

The Parents of William

William's Early Years

Little is known of William as a young man.

William and Sarah Jane

Sarah was born on July 30, 1856 per the 1901 Canadian census.

The Final Years for William

Little is known of the final years for William and Sarah Jane.


Most of the rough information was obtained from handwritten notes by Donna Parker of New Minas, Nova Scotia. Obtained by J.B. on a personal visit the summer of 2004. No supporting sources available, although her research was carried out at the Kentville, Kings County Museum and on field gravesite visits.

Notes on the Chidren 1

  • Bessie; m. to James Benedict, her second cousin; the son of James Henry Benedict and Rachel Stillman. They resided at Belmont, Newport, RR #2, Hants county, Nova Scotia.
  • Lottie; m. to Gladstone Wile. Resided at Windsor, Hants county, Nova Scotia.
  • Anne; unmarried. Was still living and over one hundred years old as of 1970's; with a distand Wilson great-niece: Mrs. W. M. Macumber. Mrs. Macumber's brother was Murray Wilson of RR #1, Windsor, Hants county, Nova Scotia.
  • Harry; married an Alice. Resided at Currys Corners. No children.
  • Bertha was unmarried.
  • Jessie was unmarried.
  • Lida Maude; married to Harry Taylor. One child: Stella Benedict Brown. Resided at Curry's Corner, Hants Co. Nova Scotia

Canada Census of 1901

Person Sex Relation Status Birth Date Age Born Origin National Religion Occupation
BENEDICT, William J. M head married 6 May 1848 52 N.S. German Canadian ? farm laborer
Sarah J. F wife married 30 July 1856 44 N.S. English Canadian Bap.  
Lida M. F dau. single 15 Dec 1880 20 N.S. German Canadian Bap.  
Bessie W. F dau. single 9 May 1883 17 N.S. German Canadian Bap.  
William H. M son single 20 Oct 1889 11 N.S. German Canadian Bap.  
Lo?tie M. F dau. single 9 July 1891 9 N.S. German Canadian Bap.  

- Canada 1901 Census for Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotia, District 34, Subdistrict s-4, microfilm reel T-6452.


  1. "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America", Vol. II by Elwyn E. Benedict; 1st pub. 1969; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC.

-- JimBenedict - 05 Dec 2005

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