Surname: Benedict

Descendants of William Sumner of Dorchester, MA

The Sumner family, to which the late Mrs. George Barstow Stetson belonged, is an old and prominent family of New England, descended from one William Sumner, who was born at Bicester, England, in 1605, son of Roger Sumner, of Bicester, Oxfordshire, and his wife Joane (Franklin).

William Sumner, the only child of Roger and Joane, married Oct. 22, 1625, Mary West, and they came to America with their four children in 1636, locating at Dorchester, Mass. He was made a freeman of the Colony May 17, 1637, and held many offices of importance, being selectman for nearly a quarter of a century. He was deputy from Dorchester to the General Court for eight years. He died Dec. 9. 1688, surviving his wife, who died June 7, 1676. Both are buried at Dorchester.

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1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

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Genealogical and Family History of Vermont

Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.

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Dutton Family of Norwich Vermont

The progenitor of this family in Norwich was Samuel Dutton, a lineal descendant of Thomas Dutton of Washington, Connecticut. Samuel Dutton was born March 1, 1707, and married Abigail Merriam, May 6, 1729. He died in Royalton, Vermont, in 1802, and his wife April 6, 1799. Mr. Dutton came from Washington, Connecticut, to Hartford, Vermont, and from the latter place to Norwich, locating on what is called Dutton hill, a little west of Norwich village. The original farm, with later additions, is now occupied by Otis Metcalf, son-in-law of the late Deacon John Dutton. Mr. Samuel Dutton married (first) Johanna Root in 1764; and (second) Rachel Benedict, in 1772, to whom were born eight children. Mr. Dutton died Feb. 22, 1813, and his wife died July 1, 1828. Daniel Benedict Dutton, son of Samuel and Rachel Dutton, was born August 22, 1773, and died at Norwich September 1, 1849, aged seventy-six years. His wife, Lorana (Smith), to whom he was married December 5, 1796 (born February 15, 1779), died September 15, 1857. From Norwich he removed to Stowe, Vermont, and remained there until just before his father’s decease, when he returned to Norwich for a short time, then returned to Stowe. In 1834 he again came to Norwich, and here died. The late Deacon John Dutton, son of Daniel B. and Lorana (born at Stowe, Vermont, August 23, 1818),...

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Biography of Samuel J. Benedict

Samuel J. Benedict is a son of John Benedict, an early settler in Weybridge, who died in Cornwall in 1873, aged eighty-seven years. S. J. Benedict has been in Addison thirty-four years, thirty-one of which on this place, which he sold to his son-in-law, Frederick P. Owen, in the spring of...

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Biography of Samuel G. Benedict

Samuel Benedict, a brave Idaho pioneer, who was killed by the Nez Perces Indians June 14, 1877, was born in Kingston, Canada, and was of English lineage. In his early manhood he married Miss Sarah Kelley, a native of New Brighton, New York, and in 1862 they came to Idaho. They were among the earliest settlers in the northern section of the state and Mr. Benedict established a general mercantile store at the mouth of White Bird River, where he was carrying on business at the time of his death. When the Nez Perces Indians went upon the warpath they visited that locality, and he lost his life at the hands of the treacherous savages. In the early morning he was shot through both of his legs, but managed to escape to the house. At six o’clock in the evening of the same day eighteen Indians called him out of the house and shot him eighteen times. The hired man then shot one of the Indians, but was himself shot, the ball entering his right eye and causing his death. Mrs. Benedict and her little daughter, then eight years old were taken prisoners by the savages, who burned their house, but the squaws took pity on the white woman and secured the release of herself and daughter, so that she was only held as a prisoner one night. She...

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Biography of John Downing Benedict

John Downing Benedict was born in Clermont, a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana, on the 27th of May, 1854, and there began his education in the common schools. Accompanying his parents on their removal to Vermilion county, Illinois , he there worked on a farm during the summer months, while the winter seasons were spent as a student in the Rossville high school. When eighteen years of age he took up the profession of teaching, which he followed through the succeeding five years in the country and village schools. Subsequently he attended the University of Illinois for one year and then began the study of law in Danville, Illinois. In 1881 a vacancy occurred in the office of county superintendent of schools of Vermilion county and his love of educational work prompted him to accept it. He was a pioneer, in the work of grading the rural schools of his state and was a member of the first commission appointed to prepare a uniform course of study for the rural schools of Illinois. This course of study was afterward adopted by several other states, including Kansas and Oklahoma and Indian Territories. After serving as county superintendent of schools for eight years, he was appointed assistant state superintendent of Illinois, with headquarters in Springfield. In this position he was required to write all the official opinions upon questions of school law...

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Benedict, Wicktorya Louise – Obituary

Wicktorya Louise Benedict, 90, of Union, died March 21 at a local care facility. There will be no public services, but those who wish may contribute to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Everyone is invited to sign the on-line guestbook at www.danielsknopp.com. Mrs. Benedict was born Jan. 1, 1918, the daughter of Henry and Sophie Patrick in St. Louis. She married Benjamin S. Benedict, a Navy retiree, on June 8, 1948, in Honolulu. They owned a ranch in Canada until moving to Cove in 1980. In 1992 they moved to Union. She loved her family, crocheting and cooking. Survivors include her husband, Benjamin S. Benedict Sr. of Union; her sons, Benjamin S. Benedict Jr. of Ogden, Utah, Henry Benedict of Cove and Ralph Benedict of Union; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brothers, Gene Patrick and Eddy Patrick, both of St. Louis. La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 22,...

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John Todd Jr. of Stamford CT

John Todd5, (John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born Jan. 8, 1731, died Aug. 29, 1814, married Jemima,daughter of Daniel and Jemima (Lownsbury) Hoit, born Aug. 13, 1735, died Feb. 3, 1826. She was a descendant of Simeon Hoyte who settled in Charlestown, Mass. in 1629. The name had numerous variations such as Hoyt, Haight, Hait, Hayt, etc. Simeon Hoyte died at Stamford, Conn. There is an account of the family in Bolton’s History of Westchester County, New York, as well as a history of the Hoyt family of Stamford. About 1700, certain members of the family changed the spelling of the name from Hoyt to Hait. Mr. Todd, though he was well past forty years of age, and had a large family to support, enlisted in the 9th regiment of the 4th brigade of the Connecticut Militia, serving under Lieut. Col. John Mead. His Captain being Charles Smith. Mr. Todd was a Sergeant and drummer. He participated in the battles of Washington Heights and White Plains. Time of service being from Oct. 1776 to Jan. 1777. By a close study of the dates, one can readily see that he left his large family of eight children, the youngest being an infant of but two months, to serve his country in her time of peril and need, to help expel the hated British who were approaching his home so closely. That...

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Mary Todd Emery of West Dryden NY

EMERY, Mary Todd6, (Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born 1798, at East Wallingford, Vt., died 1842, at West Dryden, N. Y., married Abner Emery, who was from New Hampshire, he was born April 27, 1796, died Sept. 30, 1881, at Evansville, Wis. Children: I. Stephen, b. Aug. 14, 1815, m. Ann Butts. II. Lucinda, b. Aug. 16, 1818, at West Dryden, N. Y., d. Jan. 27, 1906, at Waterman, Ill., m. Aug. 3, 1837, William Colton, who was b. Oct. 4, 1811, d. Aug. 23, 1905, at Watertown, Ill. III. Lucretia, b. Jan. 29, 1821, at West Dryden, N. Y., she was living in 1912, m. 1848, at Sugar Grove, Ill., Leonard Benjamin, who was b. Feb. 2, 1812, d. May 23, 1895, at Sugar Grove, Ill. IV. Frederic Abner, b. July 23, 1824, d. 1908, at Evansville, Ill., m. at West Dryden, N. Y., Lucinda Sharp, who was b. there in 1823, d. at Evansville, Ill. V. Benjamin Franklin, b. Feb. 27, 1827, at West Dryden, N. Y., d. May 21, 1899, at Evansville, Ill., m. Mary Sharp, who was b. 1826, and was living in 1912. VI. Mary Ann, b. July 23, 1829, at West Dryden, N. Y., m. Spencer Benedict. VII. Hiram Daniel, b. April 11, 1831, m. Jane Earl, who was living in 1912. VIII. Sarah Maria, b. March 4, 1833, at West Dryden, N....

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Eunice H. Todd Benedict of Cornwall CT

BENEDICT, Eunice H. Todd7, (Carrington6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 7, 1862, in Cornwall, Conn., married, Oct. 26, 1881, Trustan Benedict. Children: I. Florence A., b. Nov. 15, 1882. II. Silas J., b. June 13, 1886. III. Chauncey Lester, b. June 28,...

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