Josiah Benedict

1 September 1787–30 December 1864 (Age 77)
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Josiah

When Josiah Benedict was born on 1 September 1787, in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Thaddeus Benedict, was 28 and his mother, Ruth Lockwood, was 28. He married Anise White on 10 June 1810. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Harmony Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 December 1864, in Mineral Har, Burnside Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Brandt, Harmony Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Benedict
Anise White
Marriage: 10 June 1810
Thaddeus W Benedict
Ruth Elizabeth Benedict
Sally Ann Benedict
Irena Benedict
Daniel Benedict
Jeremiah T Benedict
Nathan O Benedict
David H Benedict
Harriet Esther Benedict

Spouse and Children


    Anise White


10 June 1810


    Thaddeus W Benedict


    Ruth Elizabeth Benedict


    Sally Ann Benedict


    Irena Benedict


    Daniel Benedict


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Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 1

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.

Age 21

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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)

  • Josiah Benedict, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Josiah Benedict, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Josiah Benedict, "Find A Grave Index"

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