Benedict, Thomas Newcomb
Benedict, Thomas Newcomb a Protestant Episcopal clergyman of the Diocese of Quincy, Ill., was born in Dutchess County, N. Y., in 1823. He graduated from the General Theological Seminary; and was rector in 1853 of a Church in Galena, Ill. Here he remained until 1859, when he removed to Ottawa, as rector of Christ Church. In 1866 he removed to Robin's Nest, as an instructor in Jubilee College, and held this position until 1869 or 1870, when he became rector of St. Luke's Church, Wyoming. About 1874, he was called to the rectorship of Trinity Church, in Geneseo, where he remained until his death, Sept. 25, 1879. See Prot. Episc. Almanac, 1880, p. 170.