Aaron Benedict

Lieutenant Aaron Benedict is buried in the Old Middlebury Cemetery, Middlebury, CT. He was born January 17, 1745, in Danbury, CT, the fifth son of Captain Daniel Benedict and Sarah Hickok. He served in the French Indian War and in the Connecticut Militia out of Waterbury, CT, during the American Revolution.  Benedict participated in the march to aid the Continental Army at North River, at Fishkill, and at the battle for Quebec. After the war, he migrated to Middlebury, CT, and received a pension for his services. He represented Middlebury at the constitutional convention in 1818. He was the father of Aaron Benedict, a founder of the Waterbury Brass Company, the company instrumental in Waterbury’s development as a manufacturing force in the 19th century. Benedict married Esther Trowbridge on December 13, 1769, and died on December 16, 1841 at the age of 97. He is my fifth great grandfather and is related through the Mead, Treadwell, Gould families.

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