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John Benedict

  • Birth 6 Feb 1649 Southold, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Death 11 Nov 1729 Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 33502497

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

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  • Added: 2 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33502497
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Benedict (6 Feb 1649–11 Nov 1729), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33502497, citing East Norwalk Historical Cemetery, Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Nareen, et al (contributor 46613568) .