15 December 1806–27 July 1888 (Age 81)
Groton, Groton, Tompkins, New York, United States
When Zera Benedict was born on 15 December 1806, in Groton, Groton, Tompkins, New York, United States, his father, Enoch Benedict, was 32 and his mother, Mary Veeder, was 28. He married Matilda Cowles on 17 January 1834. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Millville Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 27 July 1888, in Jesup, Buchanan, Iowa, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Cedar Crest Cemetery, Jesup, Buchanan, Iowa, United States.
Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.