John S. Benedict

11 August 1813–24 September 1859 (Age 46)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of John S.

When John S. Benedict was born on 11 August 1813, in Connecticut, United States, his father, Heman Benedict, was 21 and his mother, Fannie Sirrine, was 22. He married Elizabeth Jane Squires on 8 October 1835, in Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 24 September 1859, in Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Sandy Hook Cemetery, Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

John S. Benedict
1813–1859
Elizabeth Jane Squires
1810–
Marriage: 8 October 1835
Benjamin G. Benedict
1840–1861
Esther M. Benedict
1843–

Spouse and Children

    Male1813–1859Male

    Elizabeth Jane Squires

    Female1810–Female

MARRIAGE
8 October 1835
Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
children

(2)

    Benjamin G. Benedict

    Male1840–1861Male

    Esther M. Benedict

    Female1843–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 16

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

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)

  • John S Benedict, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John S. in entry for Benjamin G. Benedict, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • John S Benedict, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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