The Benedict Family History News
Formerly The Benedict Family News
Volume 5 Number 4 Spring 1998, pp. 43-56
Editor: Mary Alice Benedict Grindol
Table of Contents This Issue
Queries: BENEDICK/ BENEDICT/ KEELER/ BOOTH/ McKINLEY/ GOODRICH/ CASAART
[Editors Note: After Roberta Piersons article in the last issue (Vol. V, No. 3, Winter 1998), "Benedict/ Hunloke/ Hunlocke Connection," Elwyn Benedict wrote to make it very clear that, although he offered copies of some of his materials to Roberta to study, he does not agree with her theory. This article states his position. Elwyn Benedict is the author of Volume II of The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America (1969)]
On page 33 of David G. Edwards The Hunlokes of Wingerworth Hall (Second edition, 1976, copyrighted by D.G. Edwards 1976), Mr. Edwards writes, "The major amounts bestowed in this way were [20 pounds] each to his daughter Anne Benedicke and his son, Henry Feiles (?), neither of whom is mentioned in any other source consulted so far and both of whom has not then reached the age of 21. They may both have been illegitimate children; the surname of the latter suggests this, but the former was apparently married to William Benedicke, to whom 40 shillings were bequeathed to buy himself a ring for a remembrance." The work goes on to say, "It is claimed that William was from Nottinghamshire and that his son by Ann, Thomas founded the Benedict family in U.S.A."
I want to make some points perfectly clear. We cannot say "There was no Anne Hunloke." It is quite evident from Henry Hunlokes will quoted from above that there was one, even if she was illegitimate. There also was a William Benedicke or Benedict, probably her husband, according to Mr. Edwards.
Now lets get down to the main points: (1) From the will quoted from above, we do not know who the parents were of this William Benedicke, or where he was from. Could it be that our ancestor Mary Benedict (wife of Thomas) did tell her grandson correctly that Thomas father was William and that for two more generations back, that their ancestors were Williams? (2) No one, to my knowledge, has ever found a birth recorded for Thomas Benedict born about 1617, nor established exactly who his parents were. (3) In the 1956 letters that the noted genealogist John Insley Coddington wrote to a Mr. Whitehead of England, there was no proof found of Thomas Benedicts ancestry. The William Benedict assumed to be his father does not have a birth record either. But he is mentioned in his grandmothers will, but not in his grandfathers will. No marriage date has ever been established for William and Ann Hunloke, nor has there ever been found a marriage date for William and the Elizabeth _____ that married John Bridgham on 8 September 1629. (4) We do not have a birth or marriage dates for William Benedict, Elizabeth _____, or Anne Hunlocke. Nor have we ever established a birth for Mary Bridgum/ Bridgham nor do we know her parents. On 22 January 1987, I wrote a letter to Jean Kennedy, County Archivist, Norfolk Record Office, Central Library, Norwich, England, and asked these questions. I received no reply.
We cannot make statements such as, "There was no Anne Hunloke." I believe there was one, and that she married William Benedicke, in all probability. However, we still do not know if he was our William. We also know that there was an Elizabeth (____) Benedict who on 8 September 1629 married John Bridgham. She was listed as Widow Benedict, but we do not know who her husband (Benedict) was. Therefore, cannot say that either Anne Hunloke or Elizabeth (______) Bridgham was, for sure, the mother of Thomas Benedict, our ancestor. If anyone has any proof of the ancestry of Thomas Benedict or Mary (______ ) Benedict/ Bridgham, lets have it. My conclusion in this matter is that we still have a lot of searching to do.
On 12 December 1986, I wrote a letter to Mr. David G. Edwards. I asked him to transcribe from old English to present-day English, the wills of the two George Benedicts and Jane Benedict, wife of George, Sr.
[This letter follows in its entirety.]
Letter of David Edwards 1986
29 Florence Road
Derbyshire S42 65W
19 December 1986
Mr. Elwyn E. Benedict
7435 Adams Road [Editors note: 1998 house number is 7949]
Kirkville NY 13082
Dear Mr. Benedict,
Thank you for your letter of 12 December with enclosures; I was pleased to find that you are still on the track of the pre-American Benedicts.
I am enclosing my transcripts of the three wills you sent, together with the photocopies of my bill....
I also enclose a supplement to "The Hunlokes of Wingerworth Hall" which as you will see includes a significant alteration in the early part of the pedigree; and a little sketch-map showing the location of the villages mentioned in the Benedict wills, in relation to Norwich. (Tasburgh seems to be the modern spelling.) [This is the map that we published last issue.]
As you will gather from the sketch-map and my punctuation of Jane Benedicks will, Hapton is a place-name. There is no doubt, in my opinion, that Jane was the widow of the George whose will is dated 1575; and it appears that the George who made his will in 1583 was their elder son. However, I suggest you consider seriously that the William Benedicke who died in 1614 may have been the younger son of George senior and Jane, rather than their grandson (son of George junior). Thirty years is not an impossibly large gap between the deaths of two brothers, and there are points in Williams will that seem to support my hypothesis (1) he has (or had) a brother George (which William son of George junior apparently did not have); (2) he has a sister Lullman, in line with Janes will (he wouldnt have called her "sister" if shed been his aunt); (3) he has a brother Robert Kynd (which I think is a scribal error for Lynd), again in line with Janes will (if my reading of George seniors will is correct, Joan Limes there is presumably the same as Joan Lynd in Janes will; these may have been alternative forms of the same surname much as an alternative name for the lime-tree is "linden" - though this is just my guess); (4) it would be typical for a younger son to find himself a trade or profession, such as scrivener, while the eldest inherited the family farm (see George seniors will); (5) William was old enough to have a grandchild. I admit that the phrase in Williams will "I give... to my brother George Benedicke his now wief... (read "his" as "apostrophe s") rather than "... his widow..." is a little odd if his brother Goerge had died in 1684, but this is only one point to set against the five above.
Unfortunately, none of the four wills provides a definite connection with the Hunlokes or with your Thomas Benedict ancestor, though the family connection with the Hagars revealed in Williams will is suggestive of a link with the Hunlokes.
I may say that I have practically called a halt to my research on the Hunlokes (though there are a few loose ends that Id like to clear up), since I have another major project in hand, with a county-wide coverage, as well as other calls in my spare time. However, I should of course be very interested to hear of any further progress you may make on the Benedict ancestry.
Best wishes for 1987,
Yours sincerely, David Edwards
In 1958 the Civil War Centennial Commission was established to handle the States tribute to persons who had served in the conflict. In 1960 it was replaced by a nine-man commission and its name changed to the Civil War Centennial Observance Commission. The records of the subcommittee dealing with graves registration provide reports on the interment of veterans in Michigan. County of interment is provided in each instance, with additional information in some cases including name of veteran, enlistment and service records, place and date of birth and death, name and location of cemetery, lot and grave number, and additional remarks. Information from represented counties, while incomplete, is available for nearly all counties. This is a transcription from the card index to this material.
Name Cemetery City/Township County Death date Other
Benedick Woodlawn Detroit Wayne 1912 No given name
Benedick, Lemuel Spring Arbor Spring Arbor Jackson No date
Benedick, Oscar Soldiers Home Grand Rapids Kent 4/12/41 Pvt. Co. M. 1st NY Lt Attillery
Benedict, Alanson Cass K 6th Mich. Inf.
Benedict, Charles Kent L 1st. N.Y. M.R.
Benedict, Cyrus St. Joseph E 53rd. Ill. Inf.
Benedict, Daniel A. Hillsdale G 18th Mich. Inf.
Benedict, Henry Oakland
Benedict, James St. Joseph D 19th. Mich. Inf.
Benedict, James H. Sanborn Burr Oak Twp. St. Joseph 2/7/64 @Walker Gap, Tenn.
Pvt. Co. G., 9th MI Cavalry
Benedict, James M. Kent A 11th. Mich. Inf.
Benedict, John Branch C 3rd. N.Y. Inf.
Benedict, John St. Joseph Co.
Benedict, John M. National Fredericksburg, VA Co. D, 1st MI Sharp Shooters
Benedict, John M. Spottsylvania Battle Field Co. D, 1st MI Sharp Shooters
Benedict, Norman (Two ?duplicate cards) Keokuk Iowa Co. G., 2nd MI Cav.
Benedict, Oscar Kent M 1st. N.Y. L.A.
Benedict, Smith A. St. Joseph C 11th. Inf.
I am indebted to Jim Churchyard of Fallbrook, California who sent me an e-mail with the following: "Read your article in the last [BFHN] with great interest. However, you say the immigrants married after arrival here. But Jeanne B. Weber, in Vol. II, No. 3 [BFN], p. 26, says she found their marriage record at Long Melford Parish in Norwich [England] in 1639. And in this record they are called stepchildren which she interpreted as meaning step-siblings. But no one has confirmed or followed up on this clue."
I must have read the marriage data in that earlier newsletter but failed to enter it into my database. That is another good document that indicated Thomas Benedict was in Norwich. Are there any subscribers interested in further research in Norwich?
Jim Churchyard is another active St. John researcher as am I. His descent is through Thomas Benedict and Mary Bridghams daughter Mary Benedict who married John Olmsted and their daughter Rebecca Benedict who married Samuel St. John.
The Benedict Family History News has been recognized in the National Genealogical Societys 1997 Newsletter Competition as Runner-Up: Family Associations. Sheila Benedict C.G.R.S., our Treasurer, accepted the award at the NGS Conference in Denver in May.
The best part about receipt of this award is that we have the opportunity to publicize our group with a one-page article in the NGS Newsletter July/August 1998 issue. We hope this publicity will bring us new subscribers and authors.
Those of you who are members of NGS, watch for the article. If you are not a member, perhaps your local genealogical society receives the Newsletter and you can see it there.
Benedick, Herbert 610 E. Tenth St. Flint Genesee County File Son of Jacob Benedick, Kitchener, Ontario, and Charlotte Duty
Benedict, Bernard 720 E. Maurice St. Ishpeming Marquette County File Son of Frank Benedict, Ishpeming
Benedict, Burl Willis Litchfield Son of Charles and Myrta Benedict, Litchfield
Benedict, Charles 1818 Pallister Ave. Detroit Wayne County File Son of William H. Benedict (Deceased) and Agnes Benedict (Deceased)
Benedict, Charles E. 1127 1/2 Washington Ave., S. Lansing Ingham County File Son of Earnest and Addie Benedict, Cadillac, Michigan
Benedict, Chester Omer Howell Livingston Co. File, p. 30 Son of Lynn Benedict, Howell and Millie Gherkin, Howell
Benedict, Clare LeRoy 443 E. Jefferson Ave. Detroit Wayne County File
Benedict, Clifford Lloyd 1312 Front Ave., N.W. Grand Rapids Kent County File Son of Harry and Maude Benedict, Grand Rapids
Benedict, Edgar Layton 39 Bagg Ave. Detroit Wayne County File Son of Smith Benedict (Deceased) and Mary E. Howlett, Wausau, Wis.
Benedict, Edward Rose 307 Lyon St., N.E. Grand Rapids Kent County File Son of Laurance and Helena Benedict, Grand Rapids
Benedict, Ernest B. Tawas City Iosco Co. File, p. B-17 Son of William and Tatie Benedict, Tawas City
Benedict, Frank (Died in Service) 4th St. St. Clair St. Clair County File Son of Frank Benedict, Port Huron and Elizabeth Benedict, St. Clair
Benedict, Frank H. Beulah Benzie County File Son of F. W. Benedict and Clara Benedict, Beulah
Benedict, Frank J. Cassopolis Cass County File Son of John Benedict (Deceased) and Ella Benedict, Cassopolis
Benedict, Frank John Allegan Co. File, p. 46 Son of Jacob and Mary Benedict, Chicago, Illinois
Benedict, George Alfred 72 Barney St.
Battle Creek Calhoun County File Son of David and Anna
Benedict, Wallaceburg, Can.
Reg. No. & Address: 2778 167 Roseneath St., Washington Heights, Mich.
Benedict, George C. Horton St. Jackson Jackson County File
Benedict, Glenn P. 138 Crawford Ave. Detroit Wayne County File Son of William N. and Eva A. Benedict, Detroit.
Benedict, Harry Sanilac County File Serial No. & Order No.: 11818 95
Benedict, Ira L. 915 Princeton Ave. Lansing Ingham County File Son of Abel Benedict (Deceased) and Harriet Benedict, Ionia. Reg. No. and address: 50 1337 Cass St., Lansing
Benedict, John F. 35½ S. Division Ave. Grand Rapids Kent County File
Benedict, John Henry 210 Newport Ave. Detroit Wayne County File Son of James (Deceased) and Delia Benedict (Deceased).
Benedict, Lawrence A. 720 E. Maurice St. Ishpeming Marquette County File Son of Frank and Mary Benedict, Ishpeming
Benedict, Lewis B. Jr. 613 n. Franklin St. Greenville Montcalm County File Son of L.B. Sr. and Mary Benedict, Greenville
Benedict, Louis Don 201 Dartmouth Ave. Flint Genesee County File Son of A. L. and Fannie Benedict, Flint
Benedict, Paul Beulah Benzie County File Son of Frank and C.B. Benedict, Beulah
Benedict, Ralph Culter Ionia Ionia Co. File, p. B-39 Son of Joel and Martha Benedict, Ionia
Benedict, Ralph Emerson 244 S. Terrace St. Muskegon Muskegon County File Son of Orville and Emma Benedict, Muskegon
Benedict, Ray Lyman Hart Oceana County File Son of William Benedict, Detroit and Eva Benedict, Grand Rapids
Benedict, Raymond Donald 720 Mary St. Flint Genesee County File Son of Louis and Gussie Benedict, Flint
Benedict, Raymond H. Croswell Sanilac County File Son of John and Nellie Benedict, Croswell. Serial No. 1211
Benedict, Robert G. Hastings Barry County File Son of Samuel Benedict, Hastings and Abbie Benedict, Nashville, Michigan.
Benedict, Robert Harlow Beulah Benzie County File Son of Frank and Clara Benedict, Beulah
Benedict, Roland Evans Sandusky Sanilac County File Son of Frederick Benedict (Deceased) and Carrie Benedict, Sandusky, Michigan.
Benedict, Roy J. Fayette Hillsdale & Ingham Co. Files Son of James Benedict, Jonesville and Lettie Benedict, Lansing.
Benedict, Tony 1029 19th St. Detroit Wayne County File Son of Peter Benedict (Deceased)
Benedict, Willard Milbry 3980 Garland Ave. Detroit Wayne County File Son of M.E. Benedict and Fannie Perin Benedict, Clyde, Ohio.
Benedict, William E. Tawas City Iosco County File Son of William and Tatie Benedict, Tawas City.
(End of Benedicts in file)
[Editors note: Richard Benedict is a co-founder of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Genealogical Society. A past editor of the Society's newsletter El Coqui de Ayer, he has written several Puerto Rican genealogical research articles. An attorney and a genealogist, "Rich" received a Bachelors of Arts degree in History from Amherst College and his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University. He has conducted numerous seminars on Puerto Rican and Hispanic genealogical research.
When we saw him listed as a speaker in a recent seminar, we were intrigued by his credentials and wondered if there were hispanic Benedicts. He answered that his hispanic research has been on his mothers lines. On his paternal side, he is a descendant of Thomas Benedict of New England. The following information expands his Benedict line from what was published in Benedict, Elwyn E., Genealogy of the Benedicts in America, Vol. II (1969), pp. 360-361.
His mothers name in G of BA was anglicized to Margarite A. Belena. Her maiden name was actually Margarita Anna Beleña. Rich explains that if she were living in a Hispanic country it would be more elaborate: "Margarita Anna Beleña y Conde Tudela" with "Vda. de Benedict" optional at the end. She is the daughter of Julian Beleña, and Natalia Conde y Tudela, both born San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Beleña family is of old Castilian origin; her paternal grandfather was born in Cuenca, Spain. On her maternal side, she is a great-granddaughter of Ricardo Conde, a Spaniard, the zarzuela maestro/composer, and Jose Tudela (Jose Maria Tudela y Cesar Lobo) born Cadiz, Spain in 1829, the municipal government official in Puerto Rico.
Rich notes that the dual surname system makes for long names, but can be really helpful when doing genealogical research. We noticed that this entire branch of the family had a penchant for honoring maternal surnames by inserting them as middle names for their children.]
In the early 1960s, my grandfather Ralph Curtiss Benedict8 (Abel Carter,7 Edwin,6 John,5 John,4John,3 James,2 Thomas1) sent this undated letter (an informal memorial to his sister) to his four children. It was written "especially" for his young granddaughters Kathryn Austin Davis and Parmelee Benedict Eastman.
"Kate Parmelee Benedict
Born 5, 1879; died May 1903, prob. the 27.
[By Ralph Curtiss Benedict]
"This is written especially for Kathy and Parm who have more than one thing in common with my sister, Kate, their Great Aunt Kate. She was at least fourth in a line of Kates, although the earlier ones were actually christened Catharine. She always wished she had been, too, but like my mother who should have been Elizabeth, but was actually christened Lizzie so my sister was "plain Kate". Kathy and Parm combine her three names. Like her, they are "middle" children though Kate Benedict's older brothers were half brothers: Dwight Leavitt Benedict (1872), Albert Tompkins Benedict (1865), and Edwin Carter (Ned) Benedict (1863). There had also been an earlier daughter, Katie Nase my father's first child.
"Like my sister, Kathy and Parmelee each have a younger brother. I came along four and a half years after my sister, in 1883. Perhaps she had some feeling about this younger baby. At any rate, as I came to be a few years old, my sister was always trying to boss me and I resented it. It seems to me it went on for a number of years.
"In the late nineties [1890s], it must have been, she took a course which prepared her to be a "kindergartner." They did not like then to be called "kindergarten teachers." They were dealing with the youngest children and she loved children very much. Perhaps in Washington [DC, the Davis home] or Columbia [Missouri, the Eastmans], there is a picture of her with her kindergarten class.
"Last summer, I was impressed by what seemed to me resemblances between Parm and my sister. Maybe it was the fact that both at times, did their hair up away from their foreheads, but maybe it is because Parm and her mother and my sister look like the Benedict side of our family. People always said I looked like my mother, and nowadays they said Aunt Kay [his daughter, Kathryn Parmelee Benedict Eastman] looks like me. At any rate there are pictures of my sister in both Washington and Columbia and you can form your own opinions as to resemblances.
"Just as a matter of record here is the list of Catharines (Kates) before my daughter Kathryn. Your grandmother did not like the name Kate, so I had to agree not to call my daughter Kate and I never have although I like the name. Before her there were Catharine Ward, mother I think of several children incl[uding] Catharine Leete, my mother's Aunt Kate. I remember seeing her when I was a small boy. The house where she lived had one of the old well sweeps, a long pole balanced so as to help lift the water from the well.
"Catharine Parmelee, Aunt Kate Parker, Aunt Pink's mother and my mother's own sister. ["Aunt Pink" was actually his cousin, Elizabeth Leete Parker, whom the children called "Aunt Pink"].
"There is almost certainly a lot of Parmelee and Leete history in the Guilford, Conn. cemetery. For the Benedicts, my sisters and brothers are all in marked graves in the Cornwall, Conn. cemetery, along with my father and mother and his father."
[Ralph Curtiss Benedict died on August 5, 1965, and was buried with his wife Edna Diack Austin Benedict in the Austin family plot in The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.]
Cornwall, Connecticut: Benedict Tombstone Inscriptions
During the summer of 1979, the compilers family visited Cornwall, Connecticut, mentioned in the foregoing letter. During our brief stay, we visited the local cemetery where "all the Benedicts are buried" (except for my grandparents). While at the cemetery, we met the cemetery caretaker who provided the plot identification numbers, and I transcribed the following gravestone inscriptions.
Plot 141: purchased by E. D. Benedict
Front row (left to right):
Albert Tompkins Benedict, son of Dr. A. C. & Hannah Benedict, Aug. 4, 1866, Apr. 8, 1942
Hannah, wife of A. C. Benedict, died Oct. 16, 1876 Aged 35 years & 9 mos.
Abel Carter Benedict, born Nov. 17, 1836, died June 2, 1898
Lizzie Miranda Parmelee, 2nd wife of Dr. A. C. Benedict, Sept. 9, 1851, April 14, 1934
Edwin Benedict, died Sept. 7, 1873 Aged
70 years & 7 months
Polly S. Carter, his wife, died Mar. 15, 1879 Aged 68 years & 10 months
[note: Edwin & Polly Benedict are in one grave, with one gravestone]
Sarah Lodema Benedict, dau. of Edwin & Polly Carter Benedict 1847 - 1926 at rest
Second row (left to right):
Dwight Leavitt Benedict, son of Dr. A. C. Benedict, born Oct. 11, 1872, died Apr. 24, 1927
Kate Parmelee, dau. of Dr. A. C. Benedict & Lizzie P. Benedict Jan. 5, 1879, May 27, 1903
[empty grave. Caretaker's plot plan indicates it is "reserved for Fay Benedict."]
Sarah R. Clark, wife of Edwin D. Benedict, born Feb. 1, 1840, died May 19, 1924
Edwin Dwight Benedict, born Jan. 14, 1839, died April 12, 1917
Third row (left to right) [This row consists of children's graves, and was not noted on the caretaker's plot plan. Also, each of the small gravestones had inscriptions on both the front and rear of the stone]
Little Charley, died Oct. 9, 1865 Aet. 8 1/2 mo. (front) son of Edwin D. & Sarah C. Benedict (reverse)
Our Baby, died Mar. 19, 1869 Aged 6 wks & 3 days (front) Lizzie, dau of E. D. & S. C. Benedict (reverse)
Our Kate (front) Katie Nase, dau. of Dr.
A. C. & Hannah W. Benedict, died at Beaufort, S.C Nov.
21, 1863 Aet. 10 mos. & 7 days (reverse)
Leavie, 9 yrs. & 3 m's old, died of malignant fever at Waterbury June 16, 1871 (front)
Leavitt Clark, son of E. D. & S. C. Benedict (reverse)
Mamie (front) Mary Lydia, daughter of E. D. & S. C. Benedict, died August 8, 1871 Ae 9 mos. (reverse)
A short walk from the principal Benedict plot, is the second plot purchased by my grandfather's elder half-brother Ned Benedict.
Plot 2 information: Plot 107 1/2 & 107A: purchased by Edwin Carter Benedict
Front row (left to right):
Edwin Carter Benedict 1865-1936
Cornelia Sutcliff Benedict 1867-1957
Back row (left to right):
Charlotte Louise Sutcliff
Douglas Graeme Benedict 1891-1924
Betsie Milford Sutcliff
In the possession of and transcribed by the compiler.
[Two "cover" pages]
The Illustrated Domestic Bible by the Rev. Ingram Cobbin, M.A.
The Holy Bible, containing The Old and New Testaments according to The Authorized Version; with the Marginal References, and the Usual Various Readings.
Notes; reflections, questions; improved readings; improved divisions of chapters; the chronological order; metrical portions distinguished; and various other advantages, without disturbing the usual order of the books, verses, and chapters,
By The Rev. Ingram Cobbin, M.A.
Illustrated with Numerous Descriptive Engravings
Hartford: Printed and Published By Case, Lockwood and Company 1866
Abel Carter Benedict to Hannah
Dover, N.Y. March 5th 1862
Lizzie M. Parmelee Fair Haven, Conn. September 20th 1877
Ralph Curtiss Benedict to
Edna D. Austin
Brooklyn, N.Y. Sept. 2nd 1911
Abel Carter Benedict Danbury, Conn. Nov 17th 1836
Hannah Wooley Tompkins Dover, N.Y. Jany 24th 1841
Katie Nase Benedict Cornwall, Conn. Jany 14th 1863
Edwin Carter Benedict Cornwall, Conn. Oct 1st 1864
Albert Tompkins Benedict Cornwall, Conn. Aug 4th 1865
Theodore Dwight Benedict Waverly, Ills. Jany 28th 1870
Dwight Leavitt Benedict Waverly, Ills. Oct 11th 1871
Lizzie M. Parmelee Fair Haven, Conn. Sept. 9th 1851
Kate Parmelee Benedict Syracuse, N.Y. Jany 5th 1879
Ralph Curtiss Benedict Syracuse, N.Y. June 14th 1883
Edna D. Austin March 23, 1888 Brooklyn, N.Y.
Katie Nase Benedict Beaufort, S.C. Nov 21st 1863
Theodore Dwight Benedict Waverly, Ills. March 11th 1870
Hannah W. T. Benedict Syracuse, N.Y. Oct. 16th 1876
Abel Carter Benedict Syracuse, NY June 2nd 1898
Kate Parmelee Benedict May 27, 1903
Dwight L. Benedict April 26, 1927
[It appears that my great-grandmother Lizzie Parmelee Benedict kept the death information current (up until her death in 1934). However, she did not record the marriages of her step-sons (Edwin, Albert and Dwight Benedict), or the births of her grandchildren (Ralph's children) or step-grandchildren (Edwin's son and daughter).
I transcribed everything in the Family Record "exactly" as written (i.e. punctuation), but the actual entries were centered.
The "second" cover page: All that information was centered also, going in and out of different fonts (occasionally all lower caps, some italics). The second page was actually set out as follows:]
containing The Old and New Testaments
according to The Authorized Version;
Marginal References, and the Usual Various Readings.
Notes; reflections, questions;
improved readings; improved
chronological order; metrical portions distinguished; and various other
advantages, without disturbing
the usual order of the
books, verses, and chapters,
The Rev. Ingram Cobbin, M.A.
Illustrated with Numerous
Printed and Published By Case,
Lockwood and Company
Obituary: [This is the compilers grandfather.]
The New York Times, Saturday, August 7, 1965, p. 21, col. 1:
RALPH C. BENEDICT,
BIOLOGIST, 82, DIES
Ex-Professor at Brooklyn
Was Expert on Ferns
Dr. Ralph C. Benedict, retired professor of biology at Brooklyn College and an authority on ferns, died Thursday at Lenox Hill Hospital. He was 82 years old and since 1953 lived at Pilot Knob, N. Y., on the shore of Lake George.
Dr. Benedict was born in Syracuse, and received a Ph.B. degree from Syracuse University in 1906. In 1911 he received a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
He was a biology instructor at Fordham University before he taught biology in various city high schools, including the High School of Commerce, Stuyvesant High School and Haaren High School, all in Manhattan, and Bushwick High School, Brooklyn.
He joined Brooklyn College as an associate professor of biology in 1931 and became a full professor in 1937, retiring in 1953.
He had also worked, from 1906 to 1909, as an aide at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, and from 1914 to 1931 as a resident investigator for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
In 1928, in a leaflet issued by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Dr. Benedict wrote that students at Haaren High School, under his direction, had found that air in subways here carried fewer bacteria than air in their schoolrooms and that there were more bacteria on subway trains than in subway stations.
Fern Used to Fight Mosquito
In 1924, in a lecture at the New York Botanical Garden, he declared that the mosquito fern, a tiny floating plant, was useful in fighting mosquitoes. He said that the mosquito fern grew so rapidly that in a short time it covered the surfaces of streams and interfered with the breathing of larvae.
Dr. Benedict collected and directed the collection of many types of ferns for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. He was a founder and former president of the American Fern Society, and formerly edited its American Fern Journal.
During World War II, Dr. Benedict directed the harvesting of crops in Madison County, N. Y., in a project designed to aid the war effort.
At Brooklyn College he was active in the development of a miniature, outdoor, marine life supply station.
He was a co-author of a textbook, "High School Biology."
Dr. Benedict was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and of Sigma Xi.
His wife, Mrs. Edna Austin Benedict, died in 1957. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bertram H. Davis and Mrs. Robert Eastman: two sons, Richard A. and Albert C. Benedict, and nine grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Monday at the Moadinger Funeral Parlors, 112 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn.
Following is a summary with corrections and additions for the descendants of Abel Carter Benedict. It is excerpted from The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America, Vol. I by Henry Marvin Benedict (1870), p. 340 and Vol. II by Elwyn E. Benedict (1969), pp. 360. Information in italics has been gleaned from the foregoing compilation and other corrections by compiler Richard Beleña Benedict. Obituaries for Edwin Carter Benedict and his wife, Cornelia Sutliff Benedict and corrections and additions to the descendants of Edwin Dwight Benedict will be in the next issue of this newsletter. (There is more detail about each family member in Genealogy of the Benedicts in America, hereinafter G of BA):
228. Abel Carter Benedict, M.D.7 (Edwin,6 John,5 John,4 John,3 James,2 Thomas,1) (1836 - 1898) Married (1) Hannah [?D. ] Wooley Tompkins. She died 16 October 1876. He married (2) [delete Elizabeth and parentheses around Lizzie] Lizzie Miranda Parmelee born 9 September 1851, died 14 Apr 1934. Children:
(by first wife)
I. Katie Nase Benedict (1863-1863)
II. Edwin Carter Benedict (born 1 October 1864 or 1865 died 11 May1936 ) married Cornelia Sutcliff or Sutliffe [Futcliff in G of BA] (1867 - 6 July 1957) possibly daughter of Charlotte Louise (____) Sutcliff or Betsie (Milford) Sutcliff. All buried Cornwell Cemetery, Cornwell, Connecticut in the same plot.
1. Douglas Graeme Benedict (1891-1924) Buried Cornwell Cemetery
2. Bette Bent Benedict married (1) Dr. Edward V. Benedict and (2) Franklin E. Everson.
III. Albert Tompkins Benedict (born 1865 or 1866, died 8 April 1942)
IV. Theodore Dwight Benedict (born 28 January 1870, died 11 March 1870)
V. Dwight Leavitt Benedict (born 11 October 1872, died 24 April 1927).
(by second wife)
VI. Kate Parmelee Benedict (born 5 January 1879, died 1903)
VII. Ralph Curtiss Benedict (born 1883, died 5 August 1965) married Edna Diack Austin. Children:
1. Ruth Austin Benedict (born 1912) married Bertram Hylton Davis, Ph.D. Children:
a. Ralph Paul Davis
b. Kathryn Austin Davis married (1) John E. Person, III (divorced) and (2) Douglas Kohler.
c. Richard Austin Davis married Mary Lynn Derenberger.
2. Kathryn Parmelee Benedict (born 1914) married Robert Merriam Eastman. Children:
a. Caroline Merriam Eastman
married Robin Carter.
b. Parmellee Benedict Eastman (born 5 October 1949)
c. Roger Diack Eastman married Michele Alexis Johnson. Child:
(1.) Daniel Benedict Eastman
3. Richard Austin Benedict (born 1918) married Margarita Anna Beleña. [he died 19 Nov. 1984] Children:
a. Richard Beleña Benedict (born 1962) compiler of this article.
b. Stephen Austin Benedict (born 28 April 1964, died 7 November 1993)
c. Dwight Tudela Benedict (born 7 July 1965)
4. Albert Carter Benedict (born 1922)
(Family to be Continued.)
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Abbreviations used this issue:
b. = born d. = died m. = married
ca. = circa (on or about) dau. = daughter
Two letter zip code abbreviations are used for states
Peggy Lockhart, P.O. Box 289, Ames IA 50010 has in her possession a pair of eyeglasses with a snap case that is marked: "W. N. BENEDICK, 36 West 7th St., Cincinnati, Ohio." These glasses are estimated to be possibly 75 to 100 years old and she would like to present these to a relative or descendant. If you are interested, please contact Peggy at the above address. Peggy Lockhart contacted me just because I was listed in the phone book, 75 miles away from Cincinnati.
---William H. Benedict, 6838 Plymouth Rd, Jamestown OH 45335
Request any information about children of Jemima BENEDICT, married Luke KEELER 20 May 1793 in CT. I have much information about her son Lewis Beebe KEELER b. 1 June 1794 and his descendants.
---LTC Patrick Feely, 569 Graham, Fort Sam Houston TX 78234
BENEDICT/ BOOTH/ McKINLEY
BFHN Winter 1998, "Benedicts in Early Massachusetts", has Sarah BENEDICT, b 19 Dec 1762 Tyringham, child of Jabez and Cha[__] [BENEDICT], church record, Congregational at Monterey." My line descends from Jabez BENEDICT (Abraham3, Samuel2, Thomas1) and Charity BOOTH. My records show: Sarah BENEDICT, b. 1762 Cornwall CT, dau. of Jabez and Charity, m. John McKINLEY, a Highlander and Revolutionary War Soldier. Is this the same Sarah?
---Marjorie Gillick, 30 Beverly St., Stittsville, Ontario, Canada K2s 1C3, e-mail <email@example.com>
BENEDICT/ GOODRICH/ CASAART
I am searching for the ancestors of my gggrandfather, Deacon Isaac BENEDICT, b. 1791 d. 24 Feb 1871, Bainbridge, NY and his wife, Lydia GOODRICH, b. 1799 d. 9 May 1882, Bainbridge NY. Their eldest son, Addison Isaac BENEDICT b. 1823 d. 25 Apr 1883, Bainbridge m. first Mary J. CASAART (sp?) who died 1854 in Bainbridge. She was the dau. of David CASAART b. ca 1784 and Eleanor b. ca 1800. In 1850 they were living in Westford, Otsego Co. NY. Their son David Marvin BENEDICT b. 22 Oct 1847, d. 25 Feb 1922 was my grandfather.
---Thelma Benedict Whisman, 407 Pinehurst Ct., Fullerton, CA 92835.
By Fred "Fritz" H Knapp, 30326 Highway - AB, Richland MO 65556-7438. Telephone  765-5225 (anytime) or e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A conflict exists among the various early day genealogical writings as to who the Benedict wife of Daniel Taylor, Sr. actually was. Donald Lines Jacobus, F.A.S.G., in his 1930 History & Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, page 64, Volume I, states that Elizabeth Benedict, daughter of James & Sarah (Gregory) Benedict, married Daniel Taylor. On page 600, Volume I, he states that Daniel Taylor, son of Thomas and Rebecca (Ketchum) Taylor, married 1st Elizabeth Benedict, daughter of James; m. 2d Rachel Starr and 3d Elizabeth Bouton. This writing makes no delineation as to whether the information pertains to "Sr." or "Jr." However, it appears that it was in reference to the elder or senior Daniel Taylor.
The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America, Vol. 1 (1870-Reprint 1969), by Henry M Benedict, page 283, [Descendants of James Benedict] states "Elizabeth, b. Jul 1696; probably m. Samuel Taylor."
In a certified affidavit from the Town Clerk, Town of Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, dated 5 Dec 1975, it is stated, "the record reflects that Daniel Benedict, Jr., was married to Rachel Starr, daughter of John Starr of Danbury, June 10, 1739; said Rachel died July 3, 1741. Said Daniel Taylor, Jr. married Elizabeth Boughton, daughter of (Capt) Samuel Boughton, June 1, 1742. His wife, Elizabeth died Sept 23, 1791, at the age of 77 years." The affidavit does not identify a marriage of Daniel Taylor, Sr. or Jr., to Elizabeth Benedict.
The Nicholas Knapp Genealogy (1953), by (Dr) Alfred Averill Knapp, page 37, [D-68] states "Daniel Taylor, b. 1676, m. Mary, daughter of John Benedict, of Norwalk, Conn.," and makes no reference to other marriages. The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America does not identify John Benedict as having a daughter Mary. However, Jacobus identies her as a daughter of John Benedict, on page 63, Volume I, History & Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield.
The Ancient Historical Records of Norwalk, Connecticut with a Plan of the Ancient Settlement, and of the Town in 1847 (1847-Reprint 1997), by Edwin Hall, starting page 50, does not reflect any reference to the family of John Benedict, Sr. except to the son, John, Jr. that could ascertain if he had a daughter, Mary, and whom she might have married.
It is this writers belief the often stated marriage of Daniel Taylor, Sr. to Elizabeth Benedict, daughter of James and Sarah (Gregory) Benedict, is in error. If the birth of July 1696 assigned to Elizabeth Benedict, daughter of James, in The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America, page 283, Volume I, is correctly stated, then a marriage to Daniel Taylor, Sr. is improbable. Elizabeth would have been only aged about six years of age when the known first child of Daniel Taylor, Sr., Deborah was born about 1702. Assuming that the statement in Nicholas Knapp Genealogy page 37 [D-68] and the assignment of a daughter, Mary to the family of John Benedict, by Jacobus, in History & Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, page 63, Volume I is correct, then it would be safe to conclude that Mary Benedict, daughter of John & Phoebe (Gregory) Benedict, was born, say by 1686, and was married to Daniel Taylor, Sr. It would further be more likely that Elizabeth Benedict, daughter of James Benedict, married Samuel Taylor, as stated in The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America Volume I, page 243.
This writer recommends that Mary Benedict be provisionally accepted as a daughter of John and Phoebe (Gregory) Benedict as stated by Jacobus. It appears that she married Daniel Taylor, Sr., as alluded to in the Knapp Genealogy. This recommendation is based on the fact that no other Benedict daughter not otherwise accounted for, fulfills the age requirement to have married Daniel Taylor, Sr.
Further investigation needs to be made to conclusively identify the true parentage, spouse, and dates for Mary Benedict. The writer welcomes comments.
Following is a provisional genealogy for the descendants of Daniel Taylor, Sr. and Mary Benedict.
Generation No. 1
1. Daniel Taylor, Sr.3 (Thomas2, John1) was born October 1676 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, and died 12 August 1770 in Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut. He married Mary Benedict3 about 1699 in Danbury, daughter of John Benedict2 (Thomas1) and Phoebe Gregory. Children of Daniel Taylor and Mary Benedict were:
2 i. Deborah Taylor4, born ca. 1702 in Danbury;
died 28 July 1775 in Danbury. She married Francis Bushnell Knapp before 1732 in Danbury.
3 ii. Thomas Taylor, was born 1708 in Danbury. He married Catherine Morehouse.
4 iii. Daniel Taylor, Jr. born 23 September 1714 in Danbury; died 23 September 1791 in Danbury. He married (1) Rachel Starr 10 June 1739 in Danbury. He married (2) Elizabeth Boughton 1 June 1742 in Danbury.
5 iv. Nathaniel Taylor, born 1722 in Danbury. He married Tamar Boardman in Connecticut.
6 v. Rebecca Taylor, born in Danbury..
7 vi. Mary? or Margaret? Taylor, born about 1700 in Danbury; died after 1760 in [probably] Danbury. She married John Knapp about 1724 in Danbury. They resided at Danbury and he served in the Indian Wars in Naval Service. John Knapp was buried 1758, in Lake Erie.
In response to the editors query and the article, "Review: Messenger Family," in the last issue, this is from Laurie Lightfoot, 10990 Regal Forest Dr., Suwanne GA 30024. e-mail: NDSC79B@prodigy.com>
The notes on immigrant Robert Seely from Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995) show the following, cited from Huntington Town Records 1:137-38:
On 15 July 1669 "Mary Seely, widow, of the City of New York, and Captain John Manning, of the City of New York, aforesaid, executor in trust to the aforesaid widow," sold to Andrew Messenger of Jamaica, Long Island, yeoman, "all our right, title and interest in an accommodation or allotment situate and lying in Huntington upon Long Island...formerly in the tenure or occupation of Captain Robart Seely deceased and since confirmed unto me Mary Seely widow, late wife of the said Captain Seely deceased, and to my trusty and well beloved brother Captain John Manning."
I suspect that somewhere along the way, someone saw the above entry and assumed that Rachel Messenger's maiden name was either Seely or Manning.
Anderson shows that Robert Seely married 22 December 1666 [New York license] as his second wife, Mary (Manning) Walker. Robert had only a son by his first marriage, Nathaniel Seely baptized 1627. Great Migration further states that there was an Obadiah Seely of Stamford, apparently of no close relation to Robert and whose eldest son was not born until the late 1640s.
These dates simply don't mesh with the little we have on Rachel Messenger. Her first child was born about 1642. Her own date of birth would have to have been earlier than about 1627 to have been at least 15 years old by the time of her childs birth. Therefore by date, it would appear that Rachel was the daughter of an early immigrant to New England and/or an immigrant herself. She could of course, have been a sister to the Obadiah of Stamford. She could also have been of the Manning family of New York.
Rachels mother-in-law, Mary (Messenger) Benedict married second to Dr. John Hull of Wallingford, Connecticut, according to data found for Dr John Hull in The American Genealogist 4:873 (1925).
In 1930, Donald Jacobus compiled and published History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Vol. 1. On page 62 it says Mary married second, Dr John Hall of Wallingford with the following: "When her son, Thomas Benedict conveyed the homelot and house at Norwalk, 13 May 1693, Mary Hull also signed the deed."
Based on the death of Dr. John Hulls previous wife in 1691 and the above deed, Hulls marriage to Mary was between 1691 and 13 May 1693 and her date of death was before 21 September 1699, the date of his next known marriage.
Benedicts from the Oregon Death Index
Transcribed February 1998 by the editor from films at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Inc., 2130 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 220, Portland OR 97201-4934. Phone: 503-227-2398.
The state of Oregon began recording births and deaths in 1903 and marriages in 1906. When ordering a death record, send $10 to Oregon State Health Division, Vital Records Unit, P.O. Box 116, Portland OR 97207-0116. Include all of the information given here.
Name Given name (spouse) County or City Death Date File No.
Roll No. 01 22692 (AA - DAK, 1903 - 1920)
Benedick Elizabeth Douglas 9-13-11 2696
Benedict Anna M. Washington 5-20-20 118
" Aron Jackson 3-14-06 457
" Chas. Yamhill 10-25-08 8205
" Electa Louise Jackson 3-12-09 995
" Esther Jackson 4-14-17 91
" James A. Washington 8-13-20 169
" Sarah E. Umatilla 6-20-19 113
" Stella LaVerna Wasco 2-23-17 21
" Wealthie A. Multnomah 12-4-14 3384
" William M. Yamhill 3-24-06 616
Roll No. 03 - 22694 (A - Z, 1920 - 1930)
Bendick Frank Edward Klamath 9-4-27 154
Benedict Cecilia Francis Lane 3-2-27 89
" George Washington Jackson 7-14-29 205
" James William Klamath 1-19-22 6
" John Washington 9-17-30 184
" Lucy Ann Josephine 7-28-25 64
" Mary Magdalene Klamath 1-16-22 4
" Vina Wasco 5-7-23 48
" William Jackson 2-18-22 64
Benidict Carroll Wasco 4-4-22 52
Roll No. 04 - 22695 (A - L, 1931 - 1941)
Benedict Anna (no spouse) 50 (Portland) 12-06-36 3891
" Anna (John) 50 (Portland) 11-08-36 3550
" Arthur (Mary) 14 (Hood River) 5-19-34 43
" Charles (Clara) 26 (Multnomah) 6-22-33 189
" Charles (Clara) 50 (Portland) 2-25-38 655
" Cleve (Mary) 32 (Wallowa) 9-27-39 40
" Elbert (no spouse) 20 (Lane) 3-02-36 132
" Fillis (Marie) 50 (Portland) 1-29-39 348
" Francis (Maotha) 50 (Portland) 8-28-41 2639
" Frank (Mary) 34 (Washington) 3-04-36 64
" Fred (Marie) 15 (Jackson) 10-28-38 342
" Harry (Ethel) 02 (Benton) 11-30-41 164
" Horace (Millie) 50 (Portland) 5-26-33 1527
" James (no spouse) 06 (Coos) 9-19-31 189
" Junius (Rachel) 14 (Hood River) 4-26-32 25
" Laureate (Daniel) 20 (Lane) 5-07-33 215
" Leroy (May) 50 (Portland) 5-02-33 1308
" Mary (Arthur) 50 (Portland) 5-30-41 1688
" Theodore (Lottie) 10 (Douglas) 10-31-34 199
" Wesley (Grace) 21 (Lincoln) 7-26-34 69
(End of Death Index Films available at the Forum)
They Went West: Benedict Ancestors
Extracted by the editor February 1998 from the surname cards, pedigree charts, and membership files of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Inc., 2130 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 220, Portland OR 97201-4934. Notes in italics reflect information that is new or different than what is in The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America, Vols. I or II. Although no documentation is generally given on the cards and the information needs to be verified, this may provide clues about where you can check for records.
A-8 = George N. Angell, 27055 W. River Rd., Portland 22, Oregon, submitted March 1956 (Deceased).
(Dea.) Joseph Ives b. 14 Oct 1674 s. of John Ives and Hannah (Merriman), d. 18 May 1755 Wallingford, Conn. m. Esther Benedick (t) "of Norwalk" b. May 1679, d. 1 Jan 1752 m. 11 May 1697, dau. of Thomas Benedict (1642-1690) and Mary Messenger (d. aft. 1689).
Esthers husband is not identified in Vol. I and it says her birthdate was Oct 5, 1679.
B-20 = Mr. Homer Baldwin, 13 Meding Way, Greensburg PA (deceased).
Robert Royce b. 4 Sep 1664, d. 15 June 1741, s. of Isaac Royce and Elizabeth Lathrop, m. 11 Mar 1709 Abigail Benedict b. 1682, d. ___, dau. of Thomas Benedict and Mary Messenger.
Abigails husband not identified in Vol. 1.
B-21= Mrs. Elmer Botts, Custer, Montana (Alta) deceased.
Sallie Benedict b. Pa., d. Wilton Jct, Iowa, m. Cornelius Lane Shew, b. 1809 NY, d. 1881 Kans., buried Newton, Kans., son of Andrew (Andyers) Shew b. NY, d. NY 1811 Schoharie Co. and Nellie Lane. Sallies father Josiah Benedict b. Conn., d. Penn., and Annis or Annie White.
Vol. 1, p. 420, Addenda, called Cornelius L. "Shaw" of Starucca, Pa. Sally b. 3 Mar 1815 Deposit; d. 4 Dec 1866 at Wilton, Ia. See also p. 37, G of BA, Vol. I and Vol. II, pp. 9-13 (called Shew).
B-37 = Blanch (Chandler) Benedict (Mrs. Roy W.), 12345 S.W. Park Way, Portland, Oregon 97225. 644-8032.
I - Roy Walter Benedict b. 22 Jan 1906 (Minn.) res. Minn. - Calif. - Ore. m. 8 Jan 1948 Altha Blanche Chandler dau. of Ralph May Chandler and
II - Altha Rosetta Moss. Roy was the son of Walter Francis Benedict b. 7 May 1876 (Conn.), Res. Conn. - Minn. and Hazel Henrietta Lenhard b. 29 Aug 1888 Minn.
III - Walter Francis [Benedict] was the s. of Eliakim Starr Benedict b. 28 Feb 1813 (Conn.), res. Danbury, Madison, Conn. and d. 10 May 1894 and Ella Gilmore (parents and dates unknown.)
IV - Eliakim Starr [Benedict] was the s. of George Benedict (2 Sep 1786 - 21 Feb 1838), res. Conn. and Dorcas Vail (25 July 1794 - 9 July 1867) who he m. 11 Mar 1811.
V - George [Benedict] was the s. of Eliakim Benedict (26 Sep 1753 - 22 Aug 1832) who m. 22 May 1783 Hannah Benedict (13 Aug 1761 - 24 July 1831) dau. of Joseph Benedict (1728 - 15 Dec 1815) who res. Danbury, Conn. and Elizabeth Hall (1730 - 8 July 1815) who were m. 24 Oct 1750. (Elizabeths parents unnamed.)
VI - Eliakim [Benedict]s parents were Thaddeus Benedict
(1 Nov 1728 - 20 June 1805) who res. in Danbury, Conn. and Abigail Starr (d. 6 Apr. 1785) who were m. 2 Feb 1747, she the dau. of Benjamin Starr and Eunice Taylor.
VII - Thaddeus [Benedict]s parents were Thomas Benedict b. 9 Nov 1694, res. Conn. and Abigail Hoyt dau. of John Hoyt.
also VII - Joseph Benedicts parents were John Benedict b. Oct 1689, son of James Benedict and Sarah Gregory and Rachel ____, parents unnamed. Joseph Benedict was
the father of Hannah who married Eliakim in generation V. Therefore, instead of "also VII" it should be "also VI."
VIII - Thomas Benedicts parents were James Benedict (6 Feb 1649/50) and Sarah Gregory (3 Dec 1652 - d. bef. 1707/8).
Vol. II, p. 313 calls the mother of Roy Walter Benedict (Generation I) Alta Blanche Chandler rather than Altha as given here.
D - 65 = Miss Gertrude DeBoer, 1740 N.E. Irving, Apt. 31, Portland, Or. 97232 232-0884 [Not on current membership list]
Lucy Amarilla Benedict (b. 22 Aug 1831) m. James Edward Smith (parents & dates not named) b. Ireland. Lucy the dau. of Horace David Benedict (6 Mar 1805 - 21 Jan 1887) and Lucy Ann Collins (1 Apr 1802 - 27 Nov 1886) (parents unnamed).
Horace res. Watertown, NY & Gridley, Illinois. He was the s. of Silas Benedict (13 June 1777 - 22 Aug 1863) res. Clayton and Sarah Caulkins (d. 23 Feb 1858) the dau. of Samuel Caulkins.
Silas [Benedict] was the s. of Silas Benedict (d. 3 July 1778) res. Wilkesbarre, Pa. (near Wyoming Valley) and Mary Weeks (dates and parents not given).
Silas [Benedict] was the s. of Abraham Benedict (b. 21 June 1681) and Sarah Hickok (?) dates and parents unknown.
Abraham [Benedict] was the s. of Samuel Benedict (b. 164-) and second wife Rebecca Andrews (parents and dates not given).
And Samuel Benedict was the son of Thomas Benedict and Mary Bridgum. There was no Horace David listed as a son of Silas (1777 - 1863) in Vol. I, p. 253.
D-78 = Mrs. John Davies (Nancy Carolyn Angeloni), 2035 Feliz Rd., Novato CA 94947, 415-807-1664. Submitted 1975. Not on current membership list.
Lottie May Benedict (b. 8 Feb 1874 Ill. or Wisc.,
d. 4 Nov 1939 Sacramento Co., Calif.) res. Wisc., Ill., Oregon, Calif. m. 1892 LaSalle Co., Illinois John M. Davies (no dates or info). She was the dau. of Horace Starr Benedict (b. 12 Sep 1836 or 1846 Conn.) res. Conn., Wisc. and Ella Combs (b. 1855 - 1859) who hed married 1 Jan 1872 Racine, Wisconsin. Ella was the dau. of Manus Combs and Charlotte K. Pressey.
Horace Starr Benedict [Called Harris Starr in Vol. I but Horace Starr in Vol. II] was the s. of Ethelburt Benedict b. 1 Apr 1803 Conn., res. Conn., Wisconsin and Amy or Emma Hoyt b. 23 Dec 1802, Conn. who hed m. 3 Oct 1824 Conn., the dau. of Theophilus Hoyt and Hannah Starr.
Ethelburt [Benedict] was the s. of James Benedict (29 May 1761 - 21 Sep 1843, Conn.) who res. Conn. and Rhoda Dibble (b. 18 Apr 1765 - d. 2 Mar. 1847) who hed m. 11 Dec 1784.
James [Benedict] was the son of Hezekiah Benedict (d. Feb 1807) res. Conn., New York and Hannah Judd (parents & info not given). Note: "Have Benedicts and Starrs back to immigrant ancestors."
Hezekiah4 (James,3 James,2 Thomas1) Ethelburt called Ethel in Vol. I. In Vol. II, full name in parentheses.
F-29 = Mr. Chandler Davenport Fairbank (deceased) Chart XV - submitted 1962
Hannah Benedict (b. 13 Dec 1733 d. 22 Feb 1780) m. Oct 1753 John Carter b. 22 Feb 1730 Norwalk, Conn., s. of Capt. Ebenezer Carter and Hannah St. John.
Hannah [Benedict] was the dau. of Thomas Benedict (29 Oct 1701 - 11 Feb 1759 (or 57)) who res. Norwalk, Conn. and Deborah Waters (1699 - 2 Mar 1757) the dau. of Jonathan Waters (mother not given).
Thomas [Benedict] was the son of Thomas Benedict (5 Dec 1670 - 10 May 1743) and Rachel Smith who he m. 8 May 1697 in Norwalk, Conn.
Thomas3 (Thomas,2 Thomas,1). Vol. I, p. 28 gives Hannahs date of birth as 13 Dec 1733. Reference given to Hall, p. 234. John Carters birth date, 22 Feb 1730 above, may have been misread by H.M. Benedict, author volume I as his death date 22 Feb 1780, or submitter may have mixed them up.
H-103 = Mr. Laurie Hoaglund, 7018 S.E. 17th Ave., Portland OR 97202, 235-0043. (Not a current member)
Sally "Benidict" (18 Oct 1800 Homer NY - 12 Feb 1847 Neb.) m. 16 Feb 1817 Alva West (21 June 1795 - 17 Nov 1846 Neb.) res. Leo, Berkshire, Mass., the son of Daniel West and Elizabeth Tracy.
Sally was the dau. of Aaron Benedict (17 Feb 1779 - 20 March 1860) and Levice Webster (17 May 1783 Hartford, Conn. - 4 Aug 1863 Pleasantville Vrg., Penn.) Parents of either not given.
Aaron6 (Thomas,5 Thomas,4 James,3 John,2 Thomas,1) is detailed, along with daughter Sally and her descendants, on pages 155 - 158, Vol. II, Sallys mother named Lovice. Sally also called "or Sarah" [for which it can be a nickname]. Also, Vol. II gives 19 October as Sallys birthday. According to
this account, Sally and Alva West joined the Mormon Church and died on the way to Utah with the Mormon party.
H-109 = Dorothy Dell (Dutton) Hammill (deceased) Chart submitted 3 March 1978
Rachel Benedict (no parents given) b. 14 Apr 1751, d. 21 Jul 1828 m. Samuel Dutton (3 Feb 1737 - 22 Feb 1813) m. 7 Oct 1772, res. Conn. & Vt. had son Danl Benedict Dutton (22 Aug 1723 Vt. - 1 Sept 1849 Vt.) and grandson Daniel Benedict Dutton (30 Aug 1816 Stowe Vt. - 5 May 1891 Cloud Co., Kans.)
Only Dutton indexed in either Vol. I or II is Levi. There are no Duttons indexed so far in this newsletter.
H-218 = Mr. Douglas R. Henne, [most recent address: 9 Cellini Ct., Lake Oswego OR 97035-1307, (503) 635-2348. Charts (computer-generated) submitted 1994 (sheets 22 & 23)
Jemima Benedict b. 25 Jul 1729/1753 Romulus, SC, New York m. 12 Jan 1766 John Newberry (b. 1743/1746
Warwick, OC, NY - d. 4 Jan 1818 Bellevale, OC, NY) s. of John Newberry and Zurviah Burch.
Jemima was the dau. of James Benedict Jr. (b. 19 Feb 1719/1720) and Mary Blackman, dau. of John Blackman and Jemima Hurlburt.
James [Benedict] Jr. was the s. of James Benedict (15 Jan 1686 Norwalk, Conn. to 25 Nov 1762 Ridgefield, Conn.) and Sara Hyatt (Dec 1686 Norwalk, F, Conn. - 9 Feb 1767 Ridgefield, F, Connecticut) dau. of Thomas Hyatt and Mary St. John/ Sension.
James [Sr.] was the s. of John Benedict (about 1643 Southhold LI, NY - 11 Nov 1729 Norwalk, Conn.) and Phebe Gregory (about 1650 New Haven, Conn. - 1749/1750) dau. of John Gregory and Sarah St. John Burt.
And John was the son of Thomas1. Note the detail in italics above on John Newberry and Jemima, not published in Vol. I, page 66. G of BA gives only his name and the fact that they resided Warwick. Also, the parents of Mary Blackman were not formerly given. John Benedicts death date is only guessed to be after 1727 in Vol. I, p. 50. In fact, this source specifically states that his death date could not be ascertained because the Volume of probate records for that time period was missing.
R-11 = Rosencrans, Mrs. Dotchell Emery (Ruth Miles), 1007 Peggy Lane, Menlo Park CA. Phone DAvenport5-1135.
Submitted 1955. (Not a current member)
Jemina Benedict m. John Newberry - no dates. Same as previous line.
R-144 = Rabe, George, Mrs. (Merna Rook), 22300 S.E. 427th Ave., Sand OR 97055. 668-5010. Chart submitted 1979. (Not a current member.)
Polly Marie Benedict (20 Nov 1805 - 29 Dec 1886) m. Ira Benedict Andrews (no dates or parents). They had a son Ira Benedict Andrews (13 Dec 1825 - 1 May 1890) who m. Susan Burris May.
The closest match we found is in Vol. I, page 324, Marie Benedict7 (Ira,6 Oliver,5 Benjamin,4 James,3 James,2 Thomas1) (no dates) who m. Aaron B. Andrews res. Danbury.
(To be continued)
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