The Benedict Family News

Volume 3 Number 1 Summer 1995, pp. 1-10

Editor: Mary Alice Benedict Grindol

Table of Contents This Issue

More Notes on Southold


The name "Benedict"


Benedict Immigrants

Underground Railroad

Norwalk Vital Records

Westchester County, NY 1850 Federal Census


Benedick (German) Reunion

Southold, Long Island, New York today. Mill Creek was once called Thomas Benedict Creek.

More Notes on Southold, Long Island and Thomas Benedict
Contributed by Barbara Boell, 15704 Pinecroft Lane, Bowie MD 20716

The main group of pioneers of Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island came to America from Southwolde, Suffolk county, England. Being the largest group of early settlers, they eventually gave the oldest town on the island the name of their native place.

Rev. John Youngs of Southwolde sailed from Yarmouth, England to Salem in May 1637 on the Mary Anne which carried 62 passengers. [Hallock, p. 68] Turning down a land offer there, he preferred to found his own church and town. He was in touch with the planters of New Haven, then called Quinnipiac, who were anxious to found new Puritan communities. They had already purchased the North Fork of Long Island from James Farrett, the agent for the Scottish Earl of Sterling, and also had the Long Island title from the Corchaug Indians. Both deeds are lost, but the New Haven records list both transactions. Farrett, also an opportunist, had sold the same lands at North Fork to Matthew Sinderland, a brickmaker, and to Richard Jackson, a carpenter. This clouded the title ownership for years. English settlers were encouraged to counteract the growing numbers of Dutch settlers.

Rev. Youngs took a small group of settlers from Salem to New Haven in the summer of 1640 (some historians say 1639) and perhaps picking up a few more families, moved on to Southold, then known as Yennicock. Unfortunately, the first book of Southold records (prior to 1651) is missing, thus lost are the names of those in Rev. Youngs' group, the dates the settlers arrived, and what lands they bought and sold. Augustus Griffin, born 1767 in Southold, lists in his journal thirteen families who arrived with Rev. Youngs (Thomas Benedict not among them), but this journal has been proven to be in error. The record of the Congregational church states that twenty six families arrived.

But Rev. Youngs' group did not comprise the earliest settlers. Sinderland, aforementioned, was given deeds to Oyster Bay property from Farrett dated 1639 and recorded in Southold in 1660 and there is a strong indication that he was the first permanent settler and proprietor in Hashamomock. Richard Jackson sold his improved property only four days after Rev. Youngs "gathered his church anew" on October 21, 1640. But the church establishment did not mean the date of the settlement. The usual practice was to purchase the land a year after arriving, so the group may have been there by 1639.

There is a curious clue as to the possible residency date of Thomas Benedict. A town historian, J. Wickham Chase, believes the town was settled in 1637 and so indirectly confirms a deposition written and printed in a tercentenary celebration book, "Southold Town - 1636-1939- The Oldest English Town in the State of New York". The original deposition was said to have been in the possession of Lester D. Mapes (possibly a descendant of Thomas Mapes and Thomas Mapes Jr., listed by Hall among the first families of Southold), but was not in the town records to be verified. However, the book was presented by the official town historian Wayland Jefferson and bears the authorization of the town supervisor, S. Wentwood Horton (later a state senator). Parts of it are copied here, exactly as written and with alternate spellings included.

This is a "deposicion" (deposition) sworn to by Thomas Osman on March 18, 1658, in the presence of Barnabas Horton and Thomas Moore, all three of whom are known to have been here at that time. The purpose of the deposition was to establish ownership of land in an area called Hashamomock, east of Hashamomock Pond and west of what is now Greenport. In 1636 Osman was living in Antigua, an island in a Caribbean archipelago then called the Summer Isles. He said he and William Purrier, his future father-in-law, and James Reeve, who became his brother-in-law, 'did go adventuring' that year to the 'Chowan country' of North Carolina in quest of turpentine, a valuable commodity then known as spirits of resin.

The Chowan country, they soon discovered, was already alive with other Englishmen also looking for turpentine, which was obtained by making incisions in the trunks of pine trees and distilling the resin that exuded from them. The trio ran into Reeve's brother, Thomas, who was with William Salmon, Thomas Terrill, Thomas Benedict, Henry Whitney "and others who had come hither from ye Summer Isles".

Discouraged by the competition, the whole party "did set sale" with Matthew Sunderland (how they met him is not explained) "to the country the said Sunderland had from his mater, one James Farrett, by letter patent from ye Earle of Starlinge. And ye said Osman does further depose that ye said company with others whose names he has forgotten did set downe on ye necke called Hashamomock and did ingage in distillinge sperrits resin from ye trees in ye greate swampe and further Sunderland, Salmon, Whitney and Benedict did from ye beginning owne ye said necke in equal shares and did so from our first sitting downe in ye yeare 1636-7". [Hall, p. 18]

There is a related agreement of Salmon, Whitney Treadwell, and Benedict recorded on 17 May 1660, date unknown:

We whose names are underwritten inhabiting uppon the Neck of Land commonly called Hashamommack, considering that our comfort and quiett settlement would consist and stand in the injoyment of good neighborhood did make this agreement at our first sittinge down that what man so ever should desire to remove, and to endeavor to make sale of his accomodacions should put in such a neighbour as the other inhabitants liveing with them should approve of.

William Salmon

Henry Whitney

Edward Treadwell

Thomas Benedick [Southold town records, Liber A,

p. 89; Printed records, Vol. I, p. 184] and [Whitaker, p. 17]

Certainly by the fall of 1640, a settlement was well established with Sinderland and Salmon and turpentine and bricks were produced. One of the early group was Thomas "Benedick a native of Northampshire" who had established himself so well that what is now called Hashamomuck (Arshamomaqua) Pond was first called Thomas Benedict's Creek, then later Tom's Creek and later Mill Creek. [Hall, p. 22] Tom's Creek was the Southold Creek which connected Long Creek with Peconic Bay. Thomas Benedict built the town's first grist mill on the creek and his dwelling house was not far from the Sound, then called the North Sea.

William Salmon had married the widow Katherine Sinderland and took possession of her husband's land at Hashamomock. On October 8, 1649 he kept a fourth of it (neck on the Bay) and sold a fourth each to Henry Whitney, Edward Treadwell, and Thomas Benedict, "the land lying between Tom's Creek and Mr. Goodyear's land, reaching to a fresh pond lying by the North Sea". The three also had permission to fence in a cornfield which abutted Thomas Benedict's dwelling house.

Each owner was required in 1657 to remove the tree stumps from the fronts of their houses or pay fines. The main street ran through the woods. Thomas Benedict, later as a resident of Huntington, on February 25, 1659 sold his home lot, dwelling house, fences, etc...., rights of commonage, a portion of a meadow for a second lot, and other meadows to Thomas Rider of Hashamomock. By 1660 there were fifty homelots with dwellings. Southold remained loosely tied to New Haven until it and New Haven joined the colony of Connecticut in 1662.


Case, J. Wickham, Southold Town Records (Printed by order of the towns of Southold and Riverhead, 1882), pp. 176-8, 405.

Hall, Warren, Pagans, Puritans, Patriots - Yesterday's Southold - a Bicentennial Flashback, 13-26, 32-35.

Hallock, Ella B., The Story of the 275th Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of Southold Town (New York, 1915), pp. 68-70, 74-76.

Whitaker, Rev. Epher, Whitaker's Southold (Mattituck: Amereon House), pp. 1-18.


A successful newsletter, be it family, genealogical society, or some other organization, results from the inclusion of many different voices. We are please to publish another excellent article by Barbara Boell this month. Perhaps some of you will want to vacation on Long Island in the future! In the fall issue, we plan to include a family history of a German Benedict family and continue our look at immigrant Benedicts from various sources.

Ben·e·dick (ben/ dik) n. 1. In Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing) the confident bachelor who courts and finally marries Beatrice. 2. (l.c.) benedict.

ben·e·dict (ben/ dikt). n. 1. a newly married man, esp. one who has been long a bachelor. 2. a married man. [var. of Benedick]

Benedict, n. the name adopted by 15 popes...

-- The American College Dictionary

Norwalk Vital Records (Continued from Vol. II p. 36)
From Connecticut Vital Records, Barbour Collection, Connecticut State Library 1925, LDS microfilm 19460
Transcribed by Mary Alice Benedict Grindol

All names are surnamed Benedict and its variations: Benydicke, Bennedick, Benedick. The Volume refers to the book in the town records of Norwalk in which the original record is found. The brackets, inserted by the original compiler, Barbour, apparently indicate questions or additional information not in the original

record. b=born or both, m=married, d=died or daughter.

Given name(s) & event Vol Page

Rebeckah, m. Nathaniel Raymond, Feb. 17, 1762 LR18 39

Ruth, d. James & Thankfull, b. May 28, 1769: d. Aug. 17, 1770 LR18 38

Ruth, d. James & Thankful, b. May 17, 1785 LR18 38

Sally, d. Hezekiah [& Martha], b. May 4, 1782 LR19 6

Sally, d. William & Nancy, b. Nov. 17, 1790 LR18 4

Samuell, s. Samuell, b. Mar. 5, 1674/5 LR1 111

Samuell, m. Rebeckah Androwes, d. Tho[ma]s, formerly of Fairfield, July 4, 1678 LR1 137

Samuel, s. Thomas [& Rachel], b. Jan. 31, 17[ ] LR4 8a

Samuel, m. Jemima Canfield, wid. Ebenezer, Apr. 18, 1724 LR4 9

Samuel, s. Sam[ue]l [& Jemima], b. Dec. 5, 1726 LR4 9

Samuel R., s. Isaac & Jane, b. Aug. 22, 1779 LR18 39

Samuel R., s. Isaac, d. Mar. 12, 1798 LR18 39

Sarah, d. James, b. June 26, 1677 LR1 111

Sarah, d. Tho[mas], Sr., m. James Beebe,Dec. 19, 1679 LR1 138

Sarah, d. Thomas [& Rachel], b. June 6, 17[ ] LR4 8a

Sarah, d. James, b. May 23, 1710 LR4 1

Sarah, d. Sam[ue]ll [& Jemima], b. Jan. 30, 1733/4 LR4 9

Sarah, d. Ens. Thomas, Sr., m. Daniel Hayt, Jr. Apr. 28, 1735 LR4 12

Sarah, d. Nathaniel & Mary, b. Feb. 29, 1756 LR18 26

Sarah, m. Timothy Hoyt, Feb. 4, 1761 LR19 3

Sarah, m. William Bouton, Feb. 15, 1769 LR18 19

Simeon, s. Nathaniel & Anah, b. Sept. 2, 1776 LR18 34

Stephen, s. Sam[ue]ll [& Jemima], b. May 20, 1731 LR4 9

Sukey, d. William & Nancy, b. Jan 20, 1788 LR18 4

Sukey, m. Ebenezer Carter, Sept. 24, 1788 LR18 37

Thankful, d. James & Thankful, b. July 10, 1781 LR18 88

Thomas, m. Rachel Smith, d. Samuell, May 13, 16[ ] LR4 8a

Tho[ma]s, s. Tho[ma]s, Jr., b. Dec. 1, 1670 LR1 50

Tho[mas], s. Samuell, b. Mar. 27, 1679 LR1 137

Thomas, 3rd, m. Deborah Waters, d. Jonathn, of Jamaica, L.I., May 21, 1725 LR4 10

Thomas, s. Thomas [& Deborah], b. Feb. 25, 1725/6 LR4 10

Thomas, 3rd, m. Hannah Raymond, d. Capt. John, Jan. 4, 1758, by Rev. Moses Dickinson LR13 2

Thomas, s. Nehemiah & Hannah, b. Mar. 25, 1764 LR4 9

Thomas, s. Tho[ma]s & Hannah, b. Mar. 14, 1765 LR13 2

Thomas, s. Nehemiah & Hannah, d. July 24, 1787 LR4 9

Thomas, Jr., m. Mary Waterbury, Oct. 8, 1795 LR18 44

Thomas, s. Thomas & Mary, b. Oct. 7, 1797 LR18 44

Thomas, s. Thomas [& Rachel], b. Oct. 29, 17[ ] LR4 8a

Uriah, s. Nathaniel & Anah, b. Sept. 13, 1783 LR18 34

Waters, s. Nehemiah & Hannah, b. Oct. 27, 1756; d. Jan. 12, 1776 LR4 9

William, s. Nathaniel & Mary, b. Feb. 10, 1754 LR18 26

William, s. Nehemiah & Hannah, b. Sept. 14, 1754; d. Aug. 3, 1776 LR4 9

William, s. Jesse & Esther, b. Feb. 9, 1774 LR18 35

William, m. Nancy Fitch, Feb. 20, 1782 LR18 4

William, Jr., m. Betty St. John, Dec. 31, 1795 LR18 4

William, s. William & Betty, b. Dec. 21, 1797 LR18 4

William, of Hudson, N.Y., m. Esther Benedict, of Norwalk, Oct. 6, 18[?]4, by Edwin Hall 1 18

William Henry, m. Mary Guyer, b. of Norwalk, Nov. 22, 1837, by James Knox 1 22

William L., d. July 31, 1848, AE 4 m. 1 49

Williston, m. Fanny R. Benedict, b. of Norwalk, Nov. 8, 1822, by Sylvester Eaton 1 4

(End of Benedict/etc. in this record)

Westchester County, New York - 1850 Federal Census
Transcribed by Mary Alice Benedict Grindol

From Roll #614, M-432:

Ossinning 30 349 416 BENEDICT Ezra m 42 Merchant 2,000 NY

New Castle 67 715 814 BENEDICT Lewis m 58 Farmer 3,300 NY

New Castle 81 918 1035 BENEDICT Holly m 69 Farmer 10,000 NY

New Castle 81 919 1036 BENEDICT John m 48 Farmer 1,000 NY

Bedford 88 1014 1134 BENEDICT Samuel m 56 Laborer 500 NY

Bedford 90 1041 1161 BENEDICT Aaron m 18 Laborer NY With Gilead BUCKBEE

Lewisboro 123 1041 1161 BENEDICT David m 66 Farmer 8,000 NY

Lewisboro 125 1557 1718 BENEDICT William m 38 Farmer 9,000 NY

Lewisboro 126 1567 1728 BENEDICT Martin m 54 2,000 NY

Lewisboro 130 1630 1795 BENEDICT Mary A. f 30 CT With Isaac BOUTON

Lewisboro 131 1641 1807 BENEDICT Peter m 61 12,500 NY

Lewisboro 131-2 1644 1810 BENEDICT Isaac m 69 None 4,000 NY

Lewisboro 132 1656 1824 BENEDICT Aaron m 36 Shoe Maker NY With Abijah BRADEN

Lewisboro 133 1673 1841 BENEDICT Lewis m 24 Shoe Manufacturer NY

Lewisboro 134 1682 1851 BENEDICT Joseph m 31 Farmer 8,000 NY Married within yr.

Lewisboro 134-5 1697 1867 BENEDICT John m 12 NY With Nathan ADAMS

Lewisboro 135 1708 1878 BENEDICT Jesse m 52 Shoe Maker 2,500 NY

Lewisboro 137-8 1748 1922 BENEDICT Samuel S. m 25 Shoe Maker CT

Pound Ridge 143 1827 2005 BENEDICT Polly A. f 6 NY with Ebenezer NUMAN, att. school

Pound Ridge 144 1840 2020 BENEDICT Lewis m 10 NY With Andrew MEAD

Pound Ridge 155 2008 2210 BENEDICT Hezekiah m 36 Laborer CT

Mt. Pleasant 327 14 40 BENEDICT Wm. H. m 25 ?? With Isaac SARLES

Mt. Pleasant 349 79 88 BENEDICT John m 29 ?? With Henry ROCKWELL

From Roll #615, M-432:

This roll was completely scanned. the AIS index (1977 printing) was completely in error. None of these families were indexed and none of the indexed families could be found. The birthplaces given as US actually reads "America" (Nice census taker!)

Greenburg 44 41 42 BENEDICT W. m 53 Gentleman 2,000 US

Greenburg 52 40 57 BENEDICT Deborah f [?60] Farmer [different hand] US

Northcastle 66 18 62 BENEDICT Joseph m 25 US With James PALMER

Northcastle 76 52 13 BENEDICT [?Fran] m 57 Shoemaker 600 US

Scarsdale 129 2114 2454 BENEDICT Hiram m 53 Farmer 3,000 US

Mamaroneck 150-1 34 43 BENEDICT Aaron m 26 Farmer NY

(End of Benedicts in Westchester County 1850)



b. = born, m. = married, d. = died, par. = parents, desc. = descendants, ch. = children, info. = information, aft. = after, bet. = between, two-letter zip code abbreviations are used for states.

Note: Addresses may not be current

Need maiden name of Lucy ? (1718-1794) m. John Benedict (1715-1778) 29 Nov 1736, probably at Ridgefield, Fairfield Co. or New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT. Both d. Kent, Litchfield Co.
--- John E. Benedict, 4919 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016-4310

Searching for birthplace and parents of John Benedict, b. 12 Feb 1825. He m. Esther Marie Hospelhorn (b. 1 Jan 1842) 25 Apr 1861. They had 14 children of which only 9 lived to be adults. Their oldest son was Abraham Lincoln Benedict, b. 9 Sept 1862 in Franklin Co. PA, d. 21 Feb 1937 in Emporia KS. He m. Eliza Jane Beemer b. 27 Apr 1861 Scranton PA d. 16 July 1948 Hollis OK on 15 Dec 1891. They had 4 daughters. The oldest (I believe) Bertha Francis Benedict, b. 10 Nov 1895.
--- Ron Jones, 541 Windsor Dr., Allen, TX 75002

Seek anc/info. for Deborah BENEDICT, b. ca. 1722 in Danbury CT, d. 25 Jul 1802 in Danbury CT. She m. Capt. Josiah STARR b. ca. 1717 Danbury CT, d.10 Mar 1795 in Danbury CT. They had a son Nathan b. 17 Jul 1751.
---Todd Lawrence, 46 Monk Rd., Warwick RI 02889,
[email protected]

Esther BENEDICT (b. 1765; d. aft. 1830) m. Philetus PHILLIPS in 1784, Salem, Westchester, NY. Child: Ebenezer, Nancy, Daniel Benedict, William Mills, Mary Ann, John, Philetus II and Esther b. bet. 1785 & 1807. Esther's par. Daniel & Mary (SEYMORE) Benedict. Daniel's par. Samuel & Jemima (CANFIELD) Benedict. I have questions & info. to share.
---Pam Sulzer, 635 Woodstone Dr., Baton Rouge LA 70808

Need name of par. and desc. of John C. BENEDICT b. ca 1770 NY City - parents immigrated from Germany. John m. Rebecca STANDLEE in KY. Child: Russell White b. 17 Dec 1810 New Madrid MO, George b. ?, Henry b. 1816. Family moved to AR 1818, in what is now Faulkner Co. Also want info on STANDLEE family.
---Beverly Collins, Rte. 1, Box 53, Drumright OK 74030-9705

Benedict Immigrants to America

Thomas Benedict of England, Long Island, and Norwalk, Connecticut was not the only Benedict immigrant ancestor of Americans. The following names, Benedict and variations, were extracted from the series by P. William Filby and others, Passenger & Immigration Lists Index published by Gale Research Co., Detroit. This series indexes published sources only. Perhaps later we can pull names from the series Germans to America which does include microfilmed (unpublished) passenger lists.

Entries appear in the following order: name, age (n.a. = no age given), destination or place of record, year of arrival and/or record (n.d. = no date), source number (in bold and underlined), and the page number within the source. Sources are given at the end of each volume extraction. If you find your ancestor's name here, you should locate the source, possibly through interlibrary loan, for it may contain more information.

P. William Filby with Mary K. Meyer, 1981, Vol. 1

Benededict, Christian n.a.; Philadelphia, Pa., 1858 9291 p. 101

Benedick, Jakob n.a.; America, 1741 3193 p. 111

Benedick, Johan Jacob n.a.; Philadelphia, Pa., 1742 9041 p. 209

Benedick, Tidrick 30; Philadelphia, Pa., 1739 9041 p. 209

Benedickt, Christ n.a.; Philadelphia, Pa., 1794 9042 p. 71

Benedict, Christian n.a.; Philadelphia, Pa., 1798 9291 p. 101

Benedict, Dietrich n.a.; Philadelphia, Pa., 1738 7820 p. 117

Benedict, E.S. n.a.; San Francisco, Calif., 1850 7156 p. 144

Benedict, George Henry n.a.; San Francisco, Calif., 1864 7156 p. 144

Benedict, Jno 45; Baltimore, Md., 1823 9268 p. 224

Benedict, Johann n.a.; New York, N.Y., 1882 8130 p. 5

Benedict, Melchior n.a.; Philadelphia, Pa., 1749 7820 p. 212

Benedict, Melchior n.a.; Philadelphia, Pa., 1749 9041 p. 413

Benedict, R. 23; New Orleans, La., 1823 9268 p. 311

Benedict, Russell 23; New Orleans, La., 1823 7461 p. 81

Benedict, S. n.a.; San Francisco, Calif., 1852 7156 p. 51

Benedict, Simon n.a.; Philadelphia, Pa., 1732 7820 p. 79

Benedict, Titrick n.a.; Philadelphia, Pa., 1738 9041 p. 211

Benedict, W.A. n.a.; San Francisco, Calif., 1852 7156 p. 94

Beneditos, Jose O. 45; New Orleans, La., 1822 9268 p. 66


  • 3193 Hinke, William J. and John Baer Stoudt, ed. "A List of German Immigrants to the American Colonies from Zweibruecken in the Palatinate, 1728-1749", The Pennsylvania German Folklore Society Yearbook. Vol. 1 (1936), pp. 101-124.

    7820 Rupp, Isreal Daniel. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania.... Leipzig: Degener & Co., 1931. Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965.

    7156 Rasmussen, Louis J. San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists. Vol. 1, Colma, Calif.: Louis J. Rassmussen, 1965. Reprint Baltimore: Gen. Pub. Co., 1978.

    7461 Rieder, Milton P., Jr. and Norma Gaudet Rieder, editors. New Orleans Ship Lists. Vol. 2: 1822-1823, Metairie, La.: the authors, 1968.

    8130 Schultz, Esther. "Passenger List of the Ship Salier from Germany to New York, 1882". The Topeka Genealogical Society Quarterly. 8:1 (January 1978), pp. 3-5; 8:1 (April 1978), pp. 33-38.

    9041-42 Strassburger, Ralph Beaver, Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808. Edited by William John Hinke. Three vols. Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania German Soc., 1934. Reprint Vols. 1 & 3 only Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co.

    9041 Vol. 1: 1727-1775

    9042 Vol. 3: 1785-1808

    9268 United States. Dept. of State. Passengers Who Arrived in the U.S., Sept. 1821- Dec. 1823, from Transcripts Made by the State Dept. Baltimore: Magna Carta Book Co., 1969.

    9291 United States, Works Projects Administration. Index to Records of Aliens' Declarations of Intention and/or Oaths of Allegiance, 1789-1880, in United States Circuit Court, U.S. District Ct., Supreme Ct. of Pa., Quarter Sessions Ct., Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia. Vol. 1: Letter A, pp. 1-79 (of 11 Vols.) Compiled by WPA Project Number 20837. Sponsored by Pa. Historical Commission, 1940(?).

  • P. William Filby with Mary K. Meyer, 1982-85 Cumulated Supplements (1985)

    Benedich, Anthoy n.a.; Mississippi, 1799 6501 p. 196

    Benedick, Frank A. n.a.; St. Clair County, Ill, 1871 1003 p. 3

    Benedick, Jakob n.a.; Pennsylvania, 1741 9964 p. 299

    Benedick, Johann Jacob n.a.; Pennsylvania, 1742 1804 p. 233

    Benedick, Melchior n.a.; Pennsylvania, 1749 1804 p. 296

    Benedick, Philip n.a.; St. Clair County, Ill., 1860 1003 p. 3

    Benedick, Tedrick 30; Pennsylvania, 1738 1804 p. 156

    Benedickt, Christ n.a.; Pennsylvania, 1794 1804 p. 548

    Benedict, A.S. n.a.; San Francisco, California, 1851 7158 p. 136

    Benedict, Amze L. n.a.; Canada, 1830 5002 p. 112

    Benedict, Charles D. n.a.; Mississippi, 1879 6401 p. 56

    Benedict, Charles E. n.a.; San Franciso, Calif. 1875 7888 p. 14 with wife

    Benedict, Collin n.a.; Allegany (Allegeny) Co. Pa., 1851 9696 p. 6

    Benedict, Dietrich n.a.; Pennsylvania, 1738 1804 p. 155

    Benedict, Helene 18; New York, 1854 6200 p. 59

    Benedict, J. n.a.; San Francisco, Calif., 1850 7158 p. 87

    Benedict, Jose Oteroy 45; New Orleans, La., 1822 5028 p. 10

    Benedict, Louis n.a.; Arkansas, 1896 9280 p. 61

    Benedict, Peter n.a.; Pennsylvania, 1765 2564 p. 61

    Benedict, Smith n.a.; Canada, 1831 5003 p. 39

    Benedict, Thomas n.a.; Long Island, 1781 8650 p. 124

    Benedict, Thomas n.a.; Massachusetts, 1638 9448 p. 12

    Benedict, Vincent S. n.a.; Mobile, Alabama, 1859 1389 p. 46

    Benedictin, Magdalena n.a.; Lancaster, Pa., 1754 2883 p. 7

    Benedicto, Manuel n.a.; Puerto Rico, 1838 1168 p. 47

    Benedik, Peter n.a.; New York, 1709 3990 p. 264


  • 1003 Buecher, Robert, St. Clair County, Illinois, Naturalization Index, 1816-1905, Thompson, Illinois, Heritage House, 1976.

    1168 Cifre de Loubriel, Estela, La Inmigracion a Puerto Rico durante el Siglo XIX, San Juan de Puerto Rico: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena, 1964 - Names are located in pt. 3.

    1389 Crigler, Arthur D., Grace R. Scott, et al., contributors, "Naturalization Entries 1833-1871: Court Minute Books, Mobile Co. [Alabama]", Deep South Genealogical Quarterly, 7:1 (August 1969), pp. 43-47.

    1604 Old Law Naturalization Records Project. Division of Community Service Programs. works Projects Administration. Index to Nauralization Records, Mississippi Courts, 1768-1906. Jackson, Mississippi: Old Law Naturalization Records Project, 1942.

    1804 Egle, William Henry, editor, Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775, with Foreign Arrivals, 1786-1808, Pennsylvania Archives, second series, Vol. 17, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: E.K. Meyers, 1890. Reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1967.

  • 2564 Giuseppi, Montague Spencer, ed., Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies (Pursuant to Statute 13 George II, c. 7), Publications of the Huguenot Society of London, Vol. 24, Manchester, England: Huguenot Society of London, 1921. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1964.

    2883 Hall, Charles M. "Pal-Index": A Surname Index of Eighteenth Century Immigrants, Salt Lake City: Global Research Systems, 1979.

    3990 Knittle, Walter Allen, "The Embarkation Lists from Holland", In Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration, Philadelphia: Dorrance & Co., 1937, pp. 248-274. Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1970.

    5002-3 McKenzie, Donald A., "Upper Canada Naturalization Records (1828-1850). Nominal Index to Volumes 1 through 7", Families.

    5002 18:3 (1979), pp. 103-115.

    5003 19:1 (1980), pp. 36-56.

    5028 Maduell, Charles r., comp., Index of Spanish Citizens Entering New Orleans January 1820 through December 1839, New Orleans: the compiler, 1968.

    6200 Nimmo, Sylvia, ed., New York Passenger Arrivals 1849-1868, Passenger lists transcribed by Michael Cassady, Papillion, NE: the editor, 1983.

    7158 Rasmussen, Louis J., San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists. Vol. 2, Colma, California: San Francisco Historical Records, 1969.

    7888 "San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists, 1849-1875", San Francisco Genealogical Bulletin, later San Francisco Historic Record and Genealogy Bulletin, 2:15 (January 1965), pp. 14, 15.

    8650 Smith, Clifford Neal, Muster Rolls and Prisoner-of-War Lists in American Archival Collections Pertaining to the German Mercenary Troops Who Served with the British Forces During the American Revolution. German-American Genealogical Research Monograph, no. 3,

    3 pts., DeKalb, Ill.: Westland Publications, 1974-1976.

    9280 United States. Works Projects Administration, Index to Naturalization Records in Arkansas 1809-1906, (Immigration and Naturalization Records Indexing Project Service Division.) Little Rock, Ark: U.S.W.P.A., 1942.

    9448 Virkus, Frederick Adams, ed., Immigrant Ancestors: A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1976.

    9696 Western Pennsylvania Gen. Soc., comp., A List of Immigrants Who Applied for Naturalization Papers in the District Courts of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Pittsburg, Vol. 2, 1841-1855; Western Pennsylvania Gen. Soc., 1978.

    9964 Yoder, Don, editor. Pennylvania German Immigrants, 1709-1786: Lists Consolidated from Yearbooks of the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980.

  • P. William Filby with Dorothy M. Lower, 1986 Supplement

    Benedict, Jacob n.a.; Indiana, 1843-1854 3434, p. 9

    Benedict, Stephen Louis n.a.; Scott Co., Iowa, 1921 2772 p. 13

    Benedicta, John n.a.; Ashtabula Co., Ohio 1875-1906, 160 p. 9


  • 160 Ashtabula County Genealogical Society, Inc., Index of the Naturalization Records of Ashtabula Co., Ohio, 1875 to 1906., Jefferson, Ohio: Ashtabula Gen. Soc., 1982.

    2771 Greenlee, Janet, Naturalization Index of Scott County, Iowa, 1842-1930. Des Moines, Iowa: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1981.

    3434 An Index to Indiana Naturalization Records Found in Various Order Books of the Ninety-Two Local Courts prior to 1907. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, Family History Section, 1981.

  • P. William Filby with Dorothy M. Lower, 1987 Supplement

    Benedict, Comfort n.a.; Canada, n.d. 6407 p. 22

    Benedict, Eli n.a.; Canada, n.d. 6407 p. 22

    Benedict, Henry n.a.; Illinois, 1896 8368 p. 10

    Benedict, Hezekiah n.a.; Canada, n.d. 6407 p. 22

    Benedict, Joseph 32; New York, 1858 1133.28 p. 61

    Benedict, Josiah n.a.; Canada, n.d. 6407 p. 22


  • 6407 Olson, Virginia H. "Notes and Sources: Connecticut Loyalists Who Went to Canada", Connecticut Ancestry, 17:1 (September 1974), pp. 18-25.

    8368 Shelley, Jane and Elsie M. Wasser, comp., Naturalizations and Intentions of Madison [Co.] Illinois: An Index 1816-1900, Edwardsville, Illinois, the compilers, 1983.

    1133.28 Cassady, Michael, "Passenger List of the Ship Albert", M.C.G.S. Reporter [Milwaukee County Genealogical Society], 13:2 (Spring 1982), pp. 61-67.

  • P. William Filby with Dorothy M. Lower, 1988 Supplement

    Benedix, Christian 31?; America, n.d. 7840.13 p. 7


  • 7840.13 "Sacramento County California: Extracts from 'The Great Register', 1866-1871", in Genealogical Research News [Carmichael, Calif.] Vol. 6:9 (September 1968), pp. 1-8(B).
  • P. William Filby with Dorothy M. Lower, 1989 Supplement

    Benedick, Jacob n.a.; America, 1741 2884.4 p. 9

    Benedicks, Theodore n.a.; Michigan, 1896 3800.6 p. 8

    Benedict, Chauncy E. n.a.; Michigan, 1887 6013.60 p. 6

    Benedict, E. n.a.; Alabama, 1843 3815.5 p. 7

    Benedict, H.W. n.a.; Galveston, Texas, 1840 9728.4 p. 26

    Benedict, J.W. n.a.; Galveston, Texas, 1839 9728.4 p. 25

    Benedict, J.W. n.a.; Galveston, Texas, 1839 9728.4 p. 30

    Benedict, Jared W. n.a., Galveston, Texas, 1841 9728.4 p. 37

    Benedict, Maria Rosine 70; Missouri, 1839-1841 2095 p. 540

    Benedict, Martin L. n.a.; Michigan, 1890 6013.60 p. 6

    Benedict, Vincent S. n.a.; Alabama, 1859 3815.5 p. 185

    Benedito, Antonio n.a.; Honduras, 1557 8872 p. 264

    Benedix, Edward n.a.; Wisconsin, 1895 3015.5 p. 185


    2095 Forester, Walter O., Zion on the Mississippi: the Settlement of the Saxon Lutherans in Missouri, 1839-1841, St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1953, 606 pp.

    2884.4 Hall, Charles M., "Surname Index", in The Palatine Immigrant, Vol. 1:4 (Spring 1976), pp. 9-28.

    3015.5 Helms, Kate and Gene Lundergan, "Index to the Naturalization Papers of Brown County [Wisconsin], Located at the Area Research Center, The University of Wisconsin, Green Bay", in Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 25:4 (April 1979), pp. 185-186 (Brown County, pp. 39-40).

    3800.6 Kennedy, Ruth S., Naturalization Records for Oakland County, Michigan, 1827-1906, Birmingham, Mich.: Oakland Co. Genealogical Society, 1985, 122 pp.

    3815.5 King, Clinton P. and Meriem A. Barlow, Naturalization Records, Mobile, Alabama, 1833-1906, Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1986, 138 pp.

    6013.60 Naturalization Records of Shiawassee County, Michigan, 1854-1906, Owosso, Mich.: Shiawassee Co. Genealogical Society, 1983. Unpaginated [59 pp.]

    8872 Spain, Archivo General de Indias, Sevilla, Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII. Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata. Vol. 3, 1539-1559. Sevilla [Spain]: Imprenta de la Gavidia 1946, 345 pp.

    9728.4 White, Gifford, First Settlers of Galveston County, Texas, St. Louis, Mo.: Ingmire Pub., 1985, 54 pp.

    (To be continued)

    The (German) Benedick Family Reunion in Pennsylvania July 16

    A German branch of the Benedick family that traces their pedigree to Melchior Benedick and Catharine Quicken (married 10 March 1737) and their son, George M. Benedick (1755-1816) hold a family reunion each year. [1995's was] July 16 at Rocky Ridge Park in York County, PA at 11 a.m. For more information call (717) 266-1705 [ possibly no longer current].

    The Underground Railroad
    (Second article in the series taken from The Sentinel, Mt. Gilead, Marrow County, Ohio. Thursday 20 July 1893)

    Escape of a Slave who Kidnaps His Family and Brings Them North. - Their Recapture
    by Aaron Benedict

    1837- A young colored man came here from Kentucky, by the name of Elisha Young. Here his name was changed to John Green. Probably some remember him by that name. the names of runaways were frequently changed. (William Chancellor, a colored man well known here, had his name changed to William Butcher.) John Green left a young wife and two small children in slavery, and he was determined to rescue them from bondage. He came here a short time before harvest. My cousin, Aaron Benedict, hired him through harvest and became very much attached to him, and told him he would assist him all he could in getting his wife and children. About the time there were plenty of roasting ears, my cousin took his team and carriage and they went to Ripley, on the Ohio River, traveling nearly all the way at night. They stopped with a man by the name of Rankins. Rankins was one of the most noted anti-slavery men on the Ohio River. Rankins took Green across the river in the night with a row boat. He thus started on his hazardous journey. His wife was 60 miles from the river in Kentucky. My cousin stayed at Ripley awaiting his return. In about two weeks they saw a light, which had been previously agreed upon at a certain place on the Kentucky shore. Rankins and my cousin took a boat and were soon over there; they found them all there, having traveled both ways in the night. Returning, the children had to be carried, the youngest all the way; they had subsisted mostly on roasted corn and fruit. They were immediately taken to the Ohio shore, and from there to a place of safety. Here they had mutual rejoicings over their good luck so far. All stayed here until the next night, when they started on their way back, traveling at nights, and staying with friends through the day.

    Green had been so much attached to my cousin and other of his friends here that he wanted to stay and work for my cousin. With the precaution that had been used, it was thought safe for them to stay. He commenced to keep house in a cabin near my cousin's and was furnished by his friends with means to keep house. About six weeks after, six men came with a lumber wagon from Delaware about 11 o'clock at night, went into the cabin, took the woman and children out of bed in their night clothes, hurried them into the wagon, and drove off with them. In a few minutes, Green and myself, who were in the woods coon hunting, heard the horn blow and knew there was trouble. We hurried out of the woods, and heard the wagon driven rapidly away. I took a horse and told them that as fast as help came to send them on and I started in pursuit. I went to 'Squire Huff's in old Eden, to get a state warrant. Huff did not know how to make the warrant. He took a horse and went with me [to] Delaware. After some delay we got a warrant. In the meantime the man that they had hired to come with them was still up; he came to where we were, very much excited, and told us that he did not know what their business was, or he would not have gone with them. He said when they got there one man stayed in the wagon with him, and drawing a pistol told him what they were after. When the woman and children were in the wagon they told him to drive to Delaware as quickly as his horses could get there, they standing over him with their pistols. This man's name was Francis Hoar. I give it, thinking that some may remember him; he used to live near when a boy. He told the route he supposed they had taken, saying one man had taken the woman on his horse before him, and the children were cared for in the same way by others. After getting the state warrant I went in search of the Sheriff of Delaware county, but could not find him. We then went on inquiring for a Constable as we went along.

    (To be continued)


    From David R. Benedict, 307 Loreto St., Mountain View CA 94041 ("The Ancestry of Chauncey Henry Benedict, An American Indian", Spring 1995)

    ...I'd like to thank you for printing the story of our "family". The layout and photo look great!...

    Several months ago I dounloaded off the Internet an article about New York's military veterans. I hadn't realized it until then that some states (maybe all) kept records on their veterans. When I found that my grandfather's army records had been destroyed by fire in 1973 at the [Federal] Army Record Center, I'd given up following that angle. Well, I was wrong. Several weeks ago I received the record New York had on Chauncey. It was all on a 3 x 5 card but lots of new information. Of course I now have a third birth date for him! August 28, 1892. Anyhow, I'm enclosing a copy of the article in case you or someone you know was unaware of it. I retyped the form in event you need to make copies.

    [The article and form comprised seven pages.]


    From Wayne A. Campbell, 1234 Lynda Lane, Warminister PA 18974 ("Benedicts of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the 1850 Federal Census", Vol. II, No. 4, Spring 1995)

    Benjamin F[ranklin] Benedict was born 29 Mar 1840 in Pennsylvania, the son of Samuel Benedict[3, Phillip2, John Leonard1-

    Vol. 1 B of A, Appendix pp. 411-12, possibly a third cousin to Aaron, author of the Underground Railroad article page 6 of this newsletter.] and Rebecca John[t]son...He served in the infantry as a private in Co. B, 1st Pennsylvania Reserves from 4 Jun 1861 to 12 Jun 1864... He died in Philadelphia 30 Oct 1907 and was buried in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    2 Nov. ...he was a blacksmith employed in the shops of the Pennsylvania Railroad...

    [Wayne sent references and a bit more information.]