Biography of Johnson S. Benedict
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Benedict, Johnson S., Castletnn. Agriculturist and well known breeder of registered Spanish Merino sheep; was born in East Huhbardton, Vt., on November 1, 1812. His parents were Alson and Eliza (Selleck) Benedict. Alson Benedict died in Western New York in 1820, and his wife Eliza died in Salem, Wis., in 1875 in the eighty third year of her age. Soon after the death of his father, Johnson S. was placed with David Barber, of Hubbardton, to remain until be should be sixteen years old. He remained at this same place until he was twenty one years old. Soon after becoming of age he taught school in his native school district, near the battlefield of East Hubbardton, during the winter. Having but little education and never having owned any school books but the spelling book, he felt himself poorly fitted for the teaching of others. After this he engaged himself in farming for those who would pay for his services; he settled in Castleton in 1847, and has been a successful farmer; his success has been largely due to the breeding of Spanish Merino sheep, which have been sold by him in several of the States. He has held many of the prominent offices in Castleton, has been assessor, lister, justice of the peace, selectman, etc.; he has also been president of the Rutland County Agricultural Society. He was married in 1837 to Lucy Ann Nichols (a daughter of Luke and Merium Nichols, of Hubbardton); they have had nine children born to them, three of whom are now living: Jasper A. (was a soldier in the late war, was wounded in two battles, and now receives a pension), Luke N. (is engaged in the express business in Michigan) and M. Eliza (now Mrs. V. Rich, of Richville, Vt.)

From:
History of Rutland County, Vermont
Edited by: H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1886


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