Heman Benedict

17 February 1792–12 July 1845 (Age 53)
Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Heman

When Heman Benedict was born on 17 February 1792, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Benedict, was 27 and his mother, Lydia Peck, was 28. He married Fannie Sirrine in 1811, in Cold Spring, Napoli, Cattaraugus, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 12 July 1845, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Heman Benedict
Fannie Sirrine
Marriage: 1811
John S. Benedict
Louisa Benedict
Caroline Benedict
Phoebe M. Benedict
Caleb Bouton Benedict
Thomas Benedict VIII
Anson Wakeman Benedict
William H Benedict
Fannie E Benedict

Spouse and Children

Cold Spring, Napoli, Cattaraugus, New York, United States


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World Events (7)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 10

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 16

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English and Dutch: from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘blessed’). This owed its popularity in the Middle Ages chiefly to St. Benedict of Norcia ( c.480–550 ), who founded the Benedictine order of monks at Monte Cassino and wrote a monastic rule that formed a model for all subsequent rules. No doubt the meaning of the Latin word also contributed to its popularity as a personal name, especially in Romance countries.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Heman Benedict, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Heman Benedict, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Heman Benedict, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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