Eli Benedict

7 February 1789–18 June 1853 (Age 64)
Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Eli

When Eli Benedict was born on 7 February 1789, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Benedict, was 24 and his mother, Lydia Peck, was 25. He married Rebecca Dunning in February 1813, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1850. He died on 18 June 1853, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Eli Benedict
Rebecca Dunning
Marriage: February 1813
Dr Michael Dunning Benedict
Lydia Benedict
Orilla M. Benedict
Harmon Baldwin Benedict
Mary Adeline Benedict
Lodema Benedict
Sidney Lee Benedict

Spouse and Children

February 1813
Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 13

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 19

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)

  • Eli Benidict, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eli Benedict, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Eli Benedict, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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