Nathaniel Benedict Jr

Male26 March 1744–24 February 1833

Brief Life History of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Benedict Jr was born on 26 March 1744, in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Nathaniel Benedict, was 29 and his mother, Mary Lockwood, was 25. He married Anah Raymond on 6 January 1768, in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 24 February 1833, in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Pine Island Cemetery, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Benedict Jr
Anah Raymond
Marriage: 6 January 1768
Mary Benedict
Andrew Benedict
Nathaniel Benedict
Simeon Benedict
Raymond Benedict
Asa Benedict
Uriah Benedict
Anah Benedict
Hannah Benedict
Alfred Benedict

Sources (35)

  • Nathaniel Bennedict Jr, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Nathaniel Benedict, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Nathaniel Benedict, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 January 1768Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 32

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 40

    Post office est. July 5, 1784


    Age 47

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    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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