Benedict, Joel, Dd
Benedict, Joel, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Salem, N. Y., Jan. 8, 1745, and graduated at the College of New Jersey 1765. In 1771 he was made pastor of the church in Newent, Conn. On account of ill health he resigned in 1782, but on partial recovery he became pastor of the church in Plainfield, Dec. 21, 1784. He was made D.D. at Union College, 1808, and died Feb. 13, 1816. He published a funeral sermon on Dr. Hart, 1811. — Sprague's Annals, 1, 682.