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Dr William Curtis Benedict

Born Born 19 Apr 1820 Schenectady, Schenectady County , NY
Married Married 16 Apr 1845 Elizabeth Amanda Marsh at location
Died Died 17 Aug 1896 Brooklyn, Kings County, NY



  1. Melissa P Benedict b 22Jun1846
  2. William Marsh Benedict; 1847-1920
  3. Edwin H Benedict 1849-
  4. Levi S Benedict 1851-
  5. Lilly F Benedict 1854-
  6. Bessie T B Benedict 1859-

Elizabeth Amanda Marsh and Family

Elizabeth was b 29Sep1823, Oxford, Chenango County, NY, d 1894, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY. She was the daughter of Silas Hare Marsh, 1791-1860 of Duanesburg, Schnectady County, NY and Philomela (Burr) 1794-1881. Records show Philomela b Oxford, Chenango County, NY, d Brooklyn, Kings County, NY. Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY

Note: Census records have her born in NY and in PA.

Census Records

1850 US Federal Census: Cleveland Ward 3, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Roll: M432_672; Page: 259; Image: 344. 19Aug1850

  • Benedict, W C, age 30, male, physician, b NY
  • Benedict, Elizabeth A, age 26, female, b PA
  • Benedict, Melissa, age 4, b NY
  • Benedict, William M, age 3, b NY
  • Benedict, Edwin H, age 1, b NY
  • 1 female servant, b Ireland

1860 US Federal Census: Brooklyn Ward 10 District 2, Kings County, New York; Roll: M653_769; Page: 169; Image: 170. 11Jun1860

  • Benedict, William, age 40, male, white, doctor, value of personal estate: 2000, b NY
  • Benedict, Elizabeth, age 36, female, b PA
  • Benedict, Melissa, age 14, female, b NY
  • Benedict, William, age 12, male, b NY
  • Benedict, Edmund, age 11, male, b NY
  • Benedict, Bessy, age 1, female, b NY
  • 2 female servants

1880 US Federal Census: Kings (Brooklyn), New York City-Greater, New York; Roll: T9_841; Family History Film: 1254841; Page: 375.2000; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 0230. 2Jun1880

  • Benedict, Wm C, white, male, age 60, married, physician, b NY, parents b CT
  • Benedict, Elizabeth A, wife, white, female, age 56, keeping house, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Melissa P, dau, white, female, age 37, single, b NY, parents b NY
  • Benedict, Bessie T B, dau, white, female, age 20, single, b NY, parents b NY

Daughter Melissa P Benedict

1900 US Federal Census: Res: 6th Avenue, Brooklyn Ward 9, Kings County, New York; Roll: T623 1048; Page: 10A; 6 & 7 Jun1900

  • Benedict, Melissa P, boarder, white, female, b Jun1846, age 33, single, b NY, father b NY, mother b PA

1910 US Federal Census: Brooklyn Ward 9, Kings County, New York; Roll: T624_960; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 186; Image: 786. 18Apr1910

  • Benedict, Melissa, boarder, female, white, age 63, single, b NY, parents b NY

1920 US Federal Census: Brooklyn Assembly District 10, Kings County, New York; Roll: T625_1159; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 566; Image: 761. 5Jan1920

  • Benedict, Melissa, lodger, female, white, age 74, single, b NY, parents b OH


Per Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 359
130. LEVI7 (Caleb,6 Caleb,5 James,4 James,3 James,2 Thomas1), b. July 22, 1795; m. Nov. 26, 1818, Melissa Blackman, b. 1796, and d. May 2, 1823; m. 2d, Oct. 26, 1823, Alice, dau. Stephen Gregory. He was alderman of Schenectady for some years; Deacon of Presbyterian church in Schenectady; also elected Deacon of Second Presbyterian church of Cleveland, Ohio, and elder of the same church in 1863, which office he now holds. He moved from Danbury, Ct., to Schenectady, in 1816, and in 1846 to Cleveland, Ohio, where he conducts a hat, cap, fur, and wool business. Ch.
1) WILLIAM C., b. April 19, 1820; m. April 16, 1845, Elizabeth A., dau. Silas H. Marsh. He graduated, 1840, at Union College; received A. M., 1843; grad. M. D., at University of Pennsylvania, April, 1844, since which time he has practised in Brooklyn. Ch. a) Melissa P., b. June 22, 1846. b) (273.) William M., b. Nov. 17, 1847. c) Edwin H., b. April 24, 1849. Levi S., b. Feb. 27, 1851. d) Lilly F., b. April 5, 1854. e) Bessie T. B., b. Dec. 9, 1859.

2) HENRY, b. Oct. 11, 1822.

3) STEPHEN HENRY, b. Feb. 4, 1825; m. Aug. 5, 1847, Caroline Amelia, dau. James J., and Caroline Sterling; res. Cleveland, Ohio. Ch. a) Levi, b. Sept. 24, 1853; d. Nov. 24, 1859. b) Harriet W., b. Sept. 1, 1855. c) George Wright, b. Feb. 24, 1862.

4) EDWIN, b. Nov. 26, 1826; d. July 29, 1827.

5) EDWIN GREGORY, b. July 25, 1828; m. Sept. 2, 1850, Philena C. dau. Levi Osborn. He d. Aug. 30, 1868. Ch. a) Alice Gregory, b. Dec. 12, 1851. b) Ida Adelaide, b. July 31, 1857.

6) LEVI A., b. July 30, 1831; d. May 16, 1832.


Schenectady is a city in Schenectady County , New York, of which it is the county seat. As of The name "Schenectady" is derived from a Mohaw word for "on that side of the pinery," or "near the pines," or "place beyond the pine plains." The city of Schenectady is in eastern New York State, near the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers . It is in the same metropolitan area as the state capital, Albany; Schenectady is about eighteen miles (29 km) northwest of Albany.

U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 Issued 14May1877
William C Benedict, b State of NY, County of Schenectady, 19Apr1820. I am about to travel abroad with my wife Elizabeth A Benedict, age 53, and minor daughter Bessie T.B, age 17. Notorized Kings County, NY.
age: 57y, 5'8", forehead: medium height, eyes: blue, nose: roman, mouth: medium large, chin: short, hair: very grey, complexion: fair, face: round

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