Biography of Thomas Benedict
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Benedict, Thomas, was a pioneer of Homer, as he was also of Groton, where he built a carding and saw mill, and later he settled at McLean, where he died. Of his children, but one, John, was a lifelong resident of this town. His children were: Albert D., Emiline, wife of Henry Boynton; Esther, and David. John was a farmer, lumberman and speculator, at which he accumulated property. Albert D., son of John, married first Betsey Hart, and by her had children as follows: John D., Esther and Julia. By his second wife, Anna Foot, he had no children. He was also a farmer and lumberman, and died April 14, 1890. John D. Benedict was born November 26, 1836, and has devoted his life to farming and lumbering. At the age of sixteen he went to Wisconsin with the determination to remain, but at the urgent request of his motherhe returned to Groton, where he has since lived. In 1859 he married Frances Elizabeth Beach, by whom he had four children. She died in 1873, and he married second Betsey Brown. Mr. Benedict lives a quiet life in McLean, but is a man of influence in the locality. He is a Democrat, but not a politician.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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