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Dr David Benedict
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1779
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1874
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

Son of Thomas Benedict III and his first wife, Martha (Scudder) Benedict (d.1786).

When David Benedict was fourteen he was apprenticed as a shoemaker. At the age of twenty-one he worked in his trade for one year in New York. He aspired for a classical education and was sponsored at a school in Mount Pleasant, New York by Rev.Stephen Nelson. He attended this school for two years and in 1804 began his junior year at Brown University. Also during 1804 he received a license to preach from Stratfield Church. During his two years at Brown he was the informal pastor for the Baptist Church in Pawtucket. He was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1805, and graduated from Brown in 1806, at which time he was formally asked to accept the pastorate to this church. He remained the pastor for twenty-five years, whereupon, he relinquished the pastorate during the anti-Masonic agitation in 1828, as he was a member of the Masons.

Dr.Benedict's name is intimately associated with the history of the Baptist denomination. He was alkso a prolific author. Among his contributions to the permanent literature of the Baptist Church are two large volumes, entitled, History of the Baptists and History of all Religions. In 1860, he published his Fifty Years among the Baptists, and thereafter he was engaged upon writing a History of Pawtucket.

He was also involved in setting up new churches and religious associations for education and philanthropy. Benedict served as a trustee of Brown University for fifty-eight years and was granted an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Shurtleff College in 1851.

He married Margaret Hubbell Gano on May 5,1808.

Children: Cornelia Eliza Benedict, Stephen Gano Benedict, Rebecca Avis Benedict Sibley, Thomas Scudder Benedict, John Gano Benedict, David Holroyd Benedict(husband of Olive Abigail Smith), John Gano Benedict, James Talmadge Benedict, Maria Martha Benedict, Joseph Brown Benedict, Newton J Benedict, and George Henry Hough Benedict.

Family links: 
  Thomas Benedict (1758 - 1839)
  Margaret Hubbell Gano Benedict (1785 - 1868)
  Cornelia Eliza Benedict (1809 - 1874)*
  Stephen Gano Benedict (1811 - 1889)*
  Avis Rebecca Benedict Sibley (1812 - 1874)*
  Thomas Scudder Benedict (1813 - 1855)*
  John Gano Benedict (1815 - 1815)*
  John Gano Benedict (1817 - 1841)*
  James Talmadge Benedict (1818 - 1904)*
  Maria Martha Benedict (1821 - 1891)*
  Joseph Brown Benedict (1823 - 1864)*
  David Benedict (1779 - 1874)
  Uriah Benedict (1784 - 1858)*
  Martha Benedict (1795 - 1874)*
  Sally Benedict Jenks (1798 - 1885)*
  Stephen Benedict (1801 - 1868)*
  Elias Benedict (1803 - 1835)*
  Mary Benedict (1805 - 1840)*
  Thomas Jefferson Benedict (1808 - 1845)*
  Syntha U. Benedict (1811 - 1824)*
*Calculated relationship
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Mineral Spring Cemetery
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Maintained by: Kevin Avery
Originally Created by: Superkentman
Record added: Sep 05, 2007
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Dr David Benedict
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Class of 1806
 Added: May. 9, 2013

- Kevin Avery
 Added: Dec. 7, 2011
David Benedict (1779-1874) was born in Norwalk, Connecticut to Thomas (1758-1839) and Martha (Scudder) Benedict (d. 1786). He married Margaret Hubbel Gano (1868-1784) on May 4, 1808. She was the daughter of Dr. Stephen Gano, the long-time pastor of the Fi...(Read more)
- Bill King
 Added: Jan. 3, 2010
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