Saturday, April 16, 2011

Heman Benedict was born on 18 Feb 1792 at Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut,
the son of John Benedict and Lydia Peck. He
married Fanny Serine, daughter of John Serine and Abigail
Barton, circa 1811. He fought in the war of 1812 as part of Company 2, REG'T (SANFORD'S),
CONNECTICUT STATE TROOPS. He was inducted as a private and remained so for the duration
of his service.
He appeared on the census of 1820 and 1830 at Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut,
United States of America. From the records of Danbury, he and his wife, Fanny,
were members of the First Ecclesiastical Society of In the winter of 1837 , and
being unable to attend service in Danbury , Mr. and Mrs. Horace Trowbridge
, Mr. and Mrs. Heman Benedict , and Miss Laura Trowbridge met together in a
private house for prayer and class-meeting. The members interested in this
early movement rapidly increased, and it became necessary to find enlarged
quarters. During 1839 they worshipped in a hall at the corner of Elm and
Maple streets, where there was preaching by a minister from Danbury once in
four weeks. At this time they became connected with the Conference circuit,
which at that time included Ridgefield , Danbury , and Poplar Plains. By 1840 Heman
and Fanny were living at Lumberland,Sullivan, New York. He died on 13 Jul 1845 at Deerpark,
Orange, New York, at age 53. Fanny die 23 Sep 1874 at age 80 in New Fairfield.
Heman Benedict and his wife, Fanny, are buried at Mountain View Cemetery, New Fairfield,
Fairfield, Connecticut.Their son, Caleb Bouton Benedict, married Hannah Wildman, daughter of
Joseph Wildman and Betsy Chase, who are my great great-grandparents through my grandmother, Martha
Post Fairchild.

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