William Benedict

14 July 1755–24 May 1829 (Age 73)
Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of William

When William Benedict was born on 14 July 1755, in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, James Benedict, was 35 and his mother, Jemima or Joanna, was 41. He married Jane Vance in 1781. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 24 May 1829, at the age of 73.

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William Benedict
Jane Vance
Marriage: 1781
Margaret Benedict
Elizabeth Benedict
Vance Benedict
William Benedict
Polly Benedict
Henry Townsend Benedict
Sarah Ann Benedict

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World Events (6)


Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 26

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 39

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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)

  • William Benedict, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • William Benedict, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Benedict - Church record: death: 24 May 1827; Warwick, Orange, New York, United States

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