Benedict, Henry L., was born in Royalton, August 18, 1834. His father, George R. Benedict, was a native of St. Albans, and came to Genesee county in 1820, where they remained for a few years and in 1824 settled in South Royalton, where he was identified through life as a farmer. He married Laurinda, daughter of Elias Safford. George R. Benedict was thoroughly identified with the growth of the town, taking an active interest in all educational and religious institutions He served as assessor for twenty years and died in 1872, in his seventieth year. Henry L. Benedict was educated in the common schools and has always been a farmer. He has always advanced the principles of temperance and has always been ready and willing to aid any enterprise intended to benefit the town and townspeople.
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