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Col William Clarke Benedict

Born Born 27 Sep 1802 Andes, Delaware co., NY
Married Married 22 Mar 1831 Electa Dodge at Location
Died Died Date at Location



  1. Dr Ezra Stevenson Benedict; 1833-
  2. William Clarke Benedict; 1835-
  3. Sarah Malvina Benedict; 1839-
  4. Dr Fordyce Harrington Benedict; 1841-
  5. Marcena Benedict; 1843-
  6. Clara G Benedict 1847-
  7. Dr Edward Orton Benedict; 1851-

Electa Dodge and Family

Electa was b ca 1810 in New York, she was the daughter of Joseph Dodge

Census Records

1850 US Federal Census: Andes, Delaware, New York; Roll: M432_495; Page: 473; Image: 503. 26Oct1850

  • Benedict, William C, age 47, male, farmer, value of real estate: 2500, b MA
  • Benedict, Electa, age 40, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Ezra, age 17, male, laborer, b NY
  • Benedict, William, age 15, male, b NY
  • Benedict, Sarah, age 11, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Fordyn, age 9, male, b NY
  • Benedict, Marcena, age 7, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Clara, age 3, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Sarah, age 69, female, b MA

1860 US Federal Census: Franklin, Delaware, New York; Roll: M653_743; Page: 34; Image: 37. 25Jun1860

  • Benedict, Wm C, age 58, male, farmer, value of real estate: 3000, personal: 840, b NY
  • Benedict, Electa, age 50, male, b NY
  • Benedict, Sarah A, age 20, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Fordyce, age 18, male, student, b NY
  • Benedict, Marcena, age 16, female, student, b NY
  • Benedict, Clara G, age 12, female, b NY
  • Benedict, Orton, age 8, male, b NY

1870 US Federal Census: Franklin, Delaware, New York; Roll: M593_923; Page: 165; Image: 332. 7Jul1870

  • Benedict, W C, age 67, male, farmer, value of real estate: 4500, personal: 1200, b NY
  • Benedict, Electa, age 60, female, keeping house, b NY
  • Benedict, Sarah, age 21, female, at home, b NY
  • Benedict E Orton, age 19, male, at home, b NY


Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 290
18. ROBERT4 (Thomas,3 James,2 Thomas1)
b. 1744; m. Sarah Ketchum; commissary in the Revolution; settled at Milton, Saratoga Co., soon after Revolution, and a few years after removed to Charlton, where he d. in 1828. Ch.
1) (59.) ROBERT, b. July 14, 1770.
2) - SALLY, m. John Dunning, Ballston.
3) - REUBEN, d. unm.
4) (60.) EZRA, b. July 7, 1776.
5) - BETSEY, b. Dec. 25, 1778; m. March 27, 1796, Henry Van Heusen; d. Dec. 30, 1851, at Boston, Mass.
6) - CZAR, d. young.
7) - CZAR, d. young.
8) - Son, d. young.
9) - CYNTHIA, m. James King, Milton.
10) - REBECCA, m. Peter Howe, Saratoga Co.

Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 310
60. EZRA5 (Robert,4 Thomas,3 James,2 Thomas1)
b. July 7, 1776; m. Sarah, dau. William Clarke, who d. March 28, 1859. He went from Charlton to Andes, when quite a young man, and was among its first settlers. He held the office of Deacon of 1st Presbyterian church for some years. He d. April 26, 1849. Ch.
1) - WILLIAM CLARKE, b. Sept. 27, 1802; m. March 22, 1831, Electa, dau. Joseph Dodge; was Elder, 1st Presb. church at Andes, from 1831 till 1853, when he removed to Franklin, where he now res. In 1852, appointed Deacon, 1st Presb. church of F., and subsequently Elder. Justice of peace at Andes for four years; was colonel of militia. Ch.
a) Ezra Stevenson, b. July 7, 1833; m. Maria Scudder. In 1851 he commenced study of medicine with Dr. Marcus Peake of Andes, and grad. at Pittsfield Medical College in 1854. He first located at Polo, Ill. He entered the service in 1862, as 1st Lieut., 124th Ill. Vols. Losing his health, he resigned 9 mos. after; res. New Boston, Ill.
b) William Clark, b. June 21, 1835; m. Annie Warner; res. N. B., Ill.
c) Sarah Melvina, b. June 27, 1839; res. Franklin.
d) Fordyce Harrington, b. Aug. 19, 1841. Studied for three years at Delaware Literary Institute, with a view to entering the ministry, but the war turned his steps in another direction. Aug. 27, 1862, he enlisted Co. D, 144th Regt., N. Y. Vols., and was subsequently appointed corporal. In July, 1863, while with his regiment, he met with an accident, the result of a rail road collision, which sent him to Armory Square hospital, Washington. Here he served as ward master and ward steward till the close of the war. He then commenced the study of medicine, and in Sept., 1867, attended a course of lectures at the Albany Medical College, and grad. Dec., 1868. While in Albany, he was resident physician at the N. Y. State Soldier's Home.
e) (159.) Marsena, b. Nov. 9, 1843; m. June 12, 1867
f) Carrie; res. Franklin.
g) Clara, b. Sept. 3, 1847.
h) Edward Orton, b. June 28, 1851.
2) - SARAH MALVINA, b. June 23, 1805; m. May 13, 1824, Philip Shaver Jr of Andes. son of Philip and Catherine Shafer.
3) - HENRY, b. July 12, 1807; d. Aug. 8, 1808.
4) - SABAH ANN, b. July 13, 1809; m. May 12, 1830, Elijah Churchill of Stamford, Delaware Co. d 11APR1880
5) - HENRY, b. Oct. 11, 1811; d. Dec. 11, 1811.


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