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William Clarke Benedict

Born Born 21 Jun 1835 Andes, Delaware co., NY
Married Married Date Anna Warner at Location
Died Died Date at Location



  1. Ford W Benedict ca 1865-
  2. Bessie Benedict ca 1866-
  3. Bertha Benedict ca 1869-

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

1870 US Federal Census: New Boston, Mercer, Illinois; Roll: M593_260; Page: 282; Image: 564. 3Aug1870

  • Benedict, Ezra, age 36, male, white, physician, value of real estate: 900, personal: 100, b NY
  • Benedict, Maria, age 30, female, white, keeping house, b Ohio
  • Benedict, George, age 7, male, white, b IL
  • .....Next Door.....
  • Benedict, William, age 34, male, white, photographer, value of real estate: 1000, b NY
  • Benedict, Anna, age 29, female, white, keeping house, b Indiana
  • Benedict, Ford, age 5, male, white, b IL
  • Benedict, Bessie, age 4, female, white, b IL
  • Benedict, Birdie, age 10/12, female, white, b IL
  • Benedict, Clara, age 23, female, white, at home, b NY (sister)

1880 US Federal Census: New Boston, Mercer, Illinois; Roll: T9_236; Family History Film: 1254236; Page: 368.4000; Enumeration District: 180; Image: 0522. 4Jun1880

  • Benedict, Anna, head, white, female, age 39, widow, b IN
  • Benedict, Ford, son, white, male, age 15, works on farm, b IL, fatherb NY, mother b IN
  • Benedict, Bessy, dau, white, female, age 14, b IL, father b NY, mother b IN
  • Benedict, Bertha, dau, white, female, age 10, b IL, father b NY, mother b IN

Son Ford Benedict

1910 US Federal Census: Excelsior Springs Ward 3, Clay, Missouri; Roll: T624_775; Page: 25B; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 746. 28Apr1910

  • Benedict, Ford W, head, male, white, age 45, m2, parent of 1, 1 living, b IL, father b NY, mother b UN, salesman, coffee house
  • Benedict, Annie, wife, female, white, age 43, m1, m 8y, mother of 2, 0 living, b MO, parents b Ireland?
  • Benedict, Bessie, dau, female, white, age 15, b KS, father b IL, mother b MO


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.


Polo is a city in Ogle County, Illinois

New Boston is a city in Mercer County, Illinois


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