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John Benedict
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Birth: Feb. 6, 1649
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 1729
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

Deacon John Benedict was the son of my ancestors, THOMAS & MARY (BRIGHAM) BENEDICT. He married Phebe "Greggorie"/Gregory daughter of my ancestors, JOHN & SARAH (ST. JOHN)GREGORY on November 11, 1670 in Norwalk, Conn.

Along with his parents and all of his siblings and their families, John removed from Long Island, New York to Norwalk in the Colony of Conn. He was freeman of Norwalk in 1680, and like his father, was selectman in 1692-94 and 99. He was appointed part of committees to recruit a minister and a schoolmaster.

In 1686, he drew lot #27 in Norwalk, and in 1678, he bought a 4 acre home lot on Dry Hill.

The church honored him by voting to allow him to sit "in ye seat before ye pulpit" in 1705.

He conveyed property to his sons, James & Joseph of Ridgefield in 1722 & 1723.

In his father's will, he was bequeathed his father's "calve pasture Lot", one-third of his "Sticky plaine Lott", " yt part of salt meadow lying by ye bridge at ye Indian Field", and "eight acres of upland laid out above ye Long Swamp beyond ye New field". He was named one of the overseers of his father's estate.

The known children of Deacon John & Phebe (Gregson) Benedict:
Sarah Benedict, John Benedict, Jr., Benjamin Benedict, Thomas Benedict, Mary or Mercy Benedict, James Benedict, and Joseph Benedict.

Siblings of John Benedict were:
Thomas, Samuel, James, Daniel, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah and Rebecca.
Source: Benedict, Henry Marvin, Genealogy of the Benedicts in America, Volume I, 1870; p. 24 
Family links: 
  Thomas Benedict (1617 - 1690)
  Mary Bridgham Benedict (1618 - 1717)
  John Benedict (1676 - 1766)*
  Benjamin Benedict (1678 - 1773)*
  Joseph Benedict (1680 - 1748)*
  James Benedict (1685 - 1762)*
  Thomas Benedict (1641 - 1688)*
  Samuel Benedict (1645 - 1719)*
  John Benedict (1649 - 1729)
  Mary Benedict Olmstead (1650 - 1693)*
*Calculated relationship
East Norwalk Historical Cemetery
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Feb 02, 2009
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In memory of John Beneddict, one of my Great Grandfathers.
- Thomas and Sharon Griffin
 Added: Dec. 15, 2016

 Added: Oct. 27, 2016
This is my 7th great Uncle. Cant wait to know you someday.
- Diane Whitney
 Added: Jun. 8, 2016
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