Joseph Benedict
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Joseph Benedict (1730 - 1785)

Lt. Col Joseph Benedict
Born in Fairfield, Connecticut Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 22 Nov 1750 in Huntington,Suffolk,New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Salem, Westchester, New York, United Statesmap
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1776 Project
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Benedict served with New York Militia during the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Joseph Benedict is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A009034.

Joseph Benedict, son of John Benedict, was born 20 May 1730.[1]

He married Keziah Wood 22 Nov 1750[1] at First Church in Huntington, Suffolk, New York.[2] They had children:[1]

  • Joseph, b. 11 Oct 1850, d. 13 Apr 1841
  • Nathan, b. 9 Mar 1753, d. 31 Jan 1803
  • Enoch, b. 26 Mar 1755, d. 18 Jan 1833
  • Hannah, b. 16 Mar 1757, m1. Solomon Benedict, m2. Lebbeus Mead
  • Rhoda, b. 30 Aug 1859, m. Stephen Northrop
  • Timothy, b. 24 Jan 1762, d. 11 Sep 1830
  • Betsey, b. 4 Apr 1764, d. 11 Apr 1785
  • Keziah, b. 18 Jul 1766, m. Joseph Webster
  • Jared, b. 15 Nov 1768, d. 15 Sep 1842
  • John, b. 14 Oct 1770, d. 4 Feb 1775
  • Stephen, b. 4 Jun 1773, d. 23 Dec 1851

Joseph Benedict (1730-1785) in 1775-6 served as captain and major and, 1780, lieutenant colonel of the 4th New York regiment of militia. He was born in Fairfield, CT and died in New York.[3] [4]

Joseph died 24 Aug 1785 and Keziah died 23 Sep 1817.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Benedict, Henry Marvin and Elwyn Ellsworth Benedict. The Genealogy of the Benedicts In America. Albany: J. Munsell, 1870. Online at HathiTrust pages 57, 69-70 (#29)
  2. "New York Marriages, 1686-1980," database, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), Joseph Benedict and Kezia Wood, 22 Nov 1750; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1,036,338.
  3. Daughters of the American Revolution. Index of the Rolls of Honor (ancestor's Index) in the Lineage..., Volumes 55-56. Page 235.
  4. Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed 20 Sep 2021), "Record of Benedict, Joseph", Ancestor # A009034.

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