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Noah Bennet Benedict

April 2, 1771
July 2, 1831
Home Town:
Woodbury, CT
Later Residences:
Woodbury, CT
Lydia Bacon Benedict (unknown)
Harriet Tomlinson Benedict (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Noah Bennet Benedict was the son of Reverend Noah Benedict and Rhoda Bennet. His father graduated from Princeton College in 1757 and later received his master's degree from Yale College in 1760. Benedict was born in Woodbury, Connecticut on April 2, 1771. He graduated from Yale College in 1788 when he was only seventeen years old. After graduation, Benedict practiced law in Woodbury, Connecticut. He also served in the Connecticut House of Representatives twelve times between 1796 and 1827. From 1816 to 1817, he worked in the Upper House of Assistants to the Governor of Connecticut. In addition, Benedict was appointed the Judge of Probate in the Woodbury District of Connecticut in 1805 and retained that position until his resignation in 1816. Benedict first married Lydia Bacon, the third daughter ...
Additional Notes:
In 1803, 1804,1805, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, and 1813 Noah B. Benedict was a member of the Committee of Examination for the Litchfield County Court admissions to the bar.

Other Education:
Graduated from Yale College in 1788.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Litchfield, CT in 1792
Political Party:
State Posts:
State Representative (CT)
Judge of Probate for the Woodbury District (CT) 1805-1816
State Committees:
From 1816 to 1817 he served as the Upper House Assistant to the Governor of CT.

Related Objects and Documents
help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Handwritten list of names on loose papers titled "prior to 1798," inside Catalogue of Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849).
Secondary Sources:
Cothren, William. History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut, From the First Indian Deed in 1659 to 1879. Woodbury, CT: William Cothren, 1879.; Loomis, Hon. Dwight and J. Gilbert Calhoun. The Judicial and Civil History of Connecticut. Boston: The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1895.

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