Rebecca (Benedict) Crofut Pedigree

(Start at generation 2, below.)



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Special thanks to Sandra Alice (Degnan) Seaman (Para. 4.C.1.k.(2.(a.(1)(a) of the Alexander Patterson Biles page) for her extensive research and documentation, which was used in compiling the information in this annex:



Origin of the surname “Benedict:”







4   James Benedict


1.  Biographical notes:


Born 6 February 1649/50 at Southold, Long Island, New York.


2.  Wife: Sarah Gregory


Born 3 December 1652.  Daughter of John and Sarah (?) Gregory.  Married 10 May 1676 at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.


3.  Children:


a. Sarah Benedict: Born 16 June 1677 at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.


b. Rebecca Benedict: Born 1679 at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.


c. Phoebe Benedict: Born 1682 in Fairfield County, Connecticut.


d. James Benedict: Born 1685 at Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut.


e. John Benedict: See generation 3, below.


f. Thomas Benedict: Born 9 November 1694 at Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut.


g. Elizabeth Benedict.


3   Captain John Benedict


1. Biographical notes:


Born October 1689 at Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Died there February 1765.  Served repeatedly in the Connecticut Legislature from 1739 to 1765.


2. Wife #1: Rachel Starr


Born 1690 at Hempstead, Queens County, Long Island, New York.  Married John Benedict before 1717.


a. John Benedict: Born 1717.


b. Josiah Benedict.


c. James Benedict.


d. Joseph Benedict: Born 1728.


e. Jachin Benedict: Born 1727.


f. Sarah Benedict.


g. Rebecca Benedict: See generation 2, below.


h. Phoebe Benedict.


i. Rachel Benedict.


3. Wife #2: Ruth (?)


2   Rebecca Benedict:


Born 1700.  Married Matthew Crofut, generation 2 of the Crofut Annex.



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