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Samuel Benedict

Male Abt 1645 - Bef 1719  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Samuel Benedict  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born Abt 1645  Southold, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 20 Mar 1719  Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Notes 
    • SAMUEL (Thomas) was born 164-. He continued to reside with his father until after his removal to Norwalk, Ct. There he married, first (unknown), by whom he had Joanna and Samuel. He married, second, July 7, 1678, Rebecca, dau. of Thomas Andrews of Fairfield, Ct., by whom he had five children, the last two born in Danbury, Ct. In the fall of 1684 and the spring of 1685, he, with his brother James, his brother-in-law James Beebe, Judah Gregory (brother-in-law of James Benedict), and four others, purchased land of the Indians and made the first settlement at Paquiogue (Danbury). Dr. Samuel Wood, who married Rebecca, dau. of Thomas Benedict, soon followed, and Daniel, youngest son of Thomas Benedict, also, settled there, soon after 1690. Thus it will be seen that the majority of the first settlers of Danbury were of the Benedict stock and connection. "They soon built a little church, only forty feet by thirty; when its frame was raised every person in the town was present and sat together on the sills." Samuel Benedict, a Deacon of the church, while a resident of Norwalk, was also first Deacon of this church. He conveyed his Norwalk property, Feb. 3, 1685. He is named as patentee in the patent of Danbury, granted by the General Assembly, May, 1702. His will, made at Danbury, April 15, 1719, was recorded March 20, 1719. His inventory, made April 17, 1719, shows a total of £185 11s. 5d. The will mentions wife Rebecca, Samuel (eldest son), to whom is bequeathed "my great Bible;" Samuel Benedict, son of Thomas Benedict, "my second son, deceased" who received "my martir book;" two youngest sons, Nathaniel and Abraham; heirs of Thomas Benedict, "my second son, deceased,', ,"as one child," [i. e., to take as one child,] and Benoni [to take] "half so much as one child." It, also, mentions daughters Rebecca and Esther.

      He was an original founder of Danbury, 1685, and Deacon of the Church
      Will 15 Apr 1719, proved 1719; wife Rebecca; eldest son Samuel; Samuel son of son Thomas deceased; two youngest sons Nathaniel and Abraham; daughters Rebecca, Esther; children of son Thomas; Benoni to have half as much as a child’s portion [10, 11]
    Person ID I16655  Mindrum
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2016 

    Father Thomas Benedict,   b. Abt 1617, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 18 Mar 1689/90, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Bridgham,   b. Abt 1621,   d. 1721, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 100 years) 
    Married Abt 1638/1639  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F11641  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Unknown,   d. Dec  
    Children 
     1. Joanna Benedict,   b. 22 Oct 1673, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Samuel Benedict,   b. 5 Mar 1674/75, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1734/35, Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F11672  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Rebecca Andrews,   b. Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec  
    Married 7 Jul 1678  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 12
    Children 
     1. Samuel Benedict,   b. Abt 1679, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas Benedict,   b. 27 Mar 1679/80, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Dec 1714, Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 34 years)
     3. Nathaniel Benedict,   b. Abt 1677, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 11 Dec 1767, Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years)
     4. Abraham Benedict,   b. 21 Jun 1681, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 Jun 1779, Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 97 years)
     5. Rebecca Benedict,   d. Dec
     6. Esther Benedict,   d. Dec
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F11645  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Benedict, Samuel - Inventory
    Benedict, Samuel - Inventory
    Benedict, Samuel - Will
    Benedict, Samuel - Will

  • Sources 
    1. [S2770] Roberta B. Pierson, editor Mary Alice Benedict Grindol, Benedict/Hunloke/Hunlocke Connection.

    2. [S292] A Genealogy of the Families of John Rockwell of Stamford, Conn., 1641, and Ralph Keeler, of Hartford, Conn, 1639, James Boughton, (1903), p. 6.

    3. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), p. I:18, I:63.

    4. [S2755] The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America, Henry Marvin Benedict, 1870, Henry M. Benedict, (1870), p. 241.

    5. [S3703] John V. Beck, (The Anundsen Publishing Co., 1985), p. 23.

    6. [S2755] The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America, Henry Marvin Benedict, 1870, Henry M. Benedict, (1870), p. 2, place.

    7. [S2770] Roberta B. Pierson, editor Mary Alice Benedict Grindol, Benedict/Hunloke/Hunlocke Connection, date.

    8. [S8558] Samuel Benedict Will.

    9. [S2755] The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America, Henry Marvin Benedict, 1870, Henry M. Benedict, (1870), p. 242 bef 17 Apr 1719.

    10. [S2755] The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America, Henry Marvin Benedict, 1870, Henry M. Benedict, (1870), pp. 241-242.

    11. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), p. I:63.

    12. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), p. I:18, p. I:63.