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Zadock Benedict

Born Born   1737   at Location
Married Married 1st Date Jerusha Russell at Location
2nd Date Betsey Frost at Location
Died Died   17 Aug 1798   Danbury, Fairfield co., Conn

Parents:

Children:with Jerusha Russell

  1. Jerusha Benedict 1772-1795
  2. Russell Harrison Benedict 1774-1775

Children:with Betsey Frost

  1. Zadock "Russell" Benedict; 1799-

Jerusha Russell

Jerusha was b 1741 in Brantford, CT, and d 3Sep1791.

Betsey Frost

Betsey was b 1766 and d 17Feb1844

Zadock’s Early Years

In his earlier years Zadock was a farmer, like the rest of his brothers.

Zadock's Political Service

He represented Danbury in general assembly of Connecticut in 1790; was selectman 1783, 1784 and 1786.

Zadock's Later Years

In his later years, he began the manufacture of hats in a small building in Danbury, Ct., thus founding, in 1780, the hatting trade, for which Danbury has since become noted.

Footnotes

References:

  • Family reference: 522.3
  • Family Tree: Benedict Generations
  • Lineage: Zadock Benedict5, (Matthew4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Thomas1)
  • Books:
    • GBA-I p. 3751

Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 367
4. MATTHEW4 (Daniel,3 Daniel,2 Thomas1)
b. about 1707; m. May 21, 1729, Mabel Noble, at New Milford, Ct. He d. Sept. 28, 1781. He was one of the sufferers by the burning of Danbury by the British troops under Gen. Tryon, April 27, 1777; and his heirs were allowed, May, 1792, by the state of Connecticut, œ205 4s. 8d., for damage done to his property. Distribution of his estate took place March 27, 1782. No widow mentioned. Heirs of son Matthew, deceased, received œ317 4s. 4d.; Noble, Zadock, heirs of Thankful, wife of John Hopkins, deceased, Jonah and Abijah, each received œ158 12s. 4d.; total, œ1164 12s. 10d. (Prob. Rec., Danbury, Ct., vol. IV, p. 235.) Ch.
1) (13.) MATTHEW, b. about 1733.
2) (14.) NOBLE, b. Jan. 25, 1735; d. May 19, 1809.
3) (15.) ZADOCK, b. 1737; d. Aug. 17, 1798.
4) - THANKFUL, m. John Hopkins; d. previous to Oct., 1781. (?)
5) (16.) JONAH, b. 1741.
6) (17. ) ABIJAH.

Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 375
15. ZADOCK5 (Matthew,4 Daniel,3 Daniel,2 Thomas1)
b. 1737; m. Jerusha Russell of Brantford, Ct., b. 1741, and d. Sept. 3, 1791; m. 2d, Betsey Frost, b. 1766, and d. Feb. 17, 1844. He was a farmer, like the rest of his brothers; but, in his later years, he began the manufacture of hats in a small building in Danbury, Ct.--thus founding, in 1780, the hatting trade, for which Danbury has since become noted. (See Francis's History of the Hatting Trade, Danbury, 1860.) He represented Danbury in general assembly of Connecticut in 1790; was selectman 1783, 1784 and 1786. He was one of the sufferers by the sacking of Danbury by the British troops in 1777, and was allowed, in May, 1792, by the state of Connecticut, œ169 17s. for damages sustained by him. He d. Aug. 17, 1798, at Danbury. Real estate about œ3,000; personal œ650. Ch.
1) - JERUSHA, b. 1772; m. March 19, 1772, Isaac Ives, a lawyer of Danbury, Ct., and d. Aug. 18, 1795. They had Jerusha Russell, b. May 18, 1793; m. May 11, 1814, Lemuel Wildman7 (43) Benedict.
2) - RUSSELL HARRISON, b. June 1, 1774; d. Aug. 1, 1775.
3) (29.) Z. RUSSELL, b. June 7, 1799

Sources

  1. "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America", by Henry M. Benedict; 1st pub. 1870; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC.

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