Elizur Benedict

1 January 1799–8 November 1847 (Age 48)
Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Elizur

When Elizur Benedict was born on 1 January 1799, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Benedict, was 34 and his mother, Lydia Peck, was 35. He married Fannie Merwin on 1 January 1824, in Brookfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Greene, Georgia, United States in 1850. He died on 8 November 1847, in Bethel, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 48.

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Elizur Benedict
Fannie Merwin
Marriage: 1 January 1824
Sarah Orilla Benedict
Elihu Merwin Benedict
Harriet Benedict
Mary Cole Benedict
Barnett Camp Benedict
Ambrose Baldwin Benedict
Rebecca Benedict
Eli Benedict
Elizabeth Benedict

Spouse and Children

1 January 1824
Brookfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803 · Gerogia's First Land Lottery

Age 4

Georgia’s first land lottery act was signed by Governor John Milledge. The first drawings for the land lottery were held two years later in 1805.

Age 13

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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)

  • Elizur Benedict in entry for Fanny Merwin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Elizur Benedict, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Elizer Benedict, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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