Heman Benedict

Male17 February 1792–12 July 1845

Brief Life History 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

Sources (7)

  • Heman Benedict, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Heman Benedict, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Heman Benedict, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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  • Marriage
    1811Cold Spring, Napoli, Cattaraugus, New York, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    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, German, and Dutch: from the personal name Benedict, from Latin Benedictus ‘blessed’. This owed its popularity in the Middle Ages chiefly to Saint 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. Occasionally the English surname may derive from Latin benedicite ‘bless (you)’, perhaps given as a nickname to an habitual user of the expression. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed the German variant Benedikt and many cognates from other languages, e.g. Hungarian Benedek , Slovenian Benedik (see Benedick ), and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Italian Benedetti .

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

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