Byron Kingsbury Benedict

20 February 1834–June 1902 (Age 68)
New York, United States

The Life of Byron Kingsbury

When Byron Kingsbury Benedict was born on 20 February 1834, in New York, United States, his father, William Andrus Benedict, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Eddy, was 24. He married Harriet Almeda Smiley on 10 April 1861, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Monroe, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Monroe Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died in June 1902, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Powell Cemetery, Monroe Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Byron Kingsbury Benedict
Harriet Almeda Smiley
Marriage: 10 April 1861
William Smiley Benedict
Carrie Marion Benedict
Eliza S Benedict
Alice Maria Benedict
Lydia Anna Benedict
Sarah Eliza Benedict

Spouse and Children

10 April 1861
Pennsylvania, United States


    William Smiley Benedict


    Carrie Marion Benedict


    Eliza S Benedict




+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William Andrus Benedict


    Sarah Elizabeth Eddy




    Charlotte E. Benedict




    Victor E. Benedict


    Mary Benedict


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 29

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • B A Benedict in household of Wm A Benedict, "United States Census, 1850"
  • B K Benedict, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Byron Benedict, "United States Census, 1900"

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