Benedict, Timothy a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Canaan, Conn., May 25, 1795, of devout parents, who gave him a careful religious training. At the age of nineteen he experienced conversion. He received license to preach in 1816, and in 1817 entered the New York Conference. Subsequently he became a member of the Troy Conference. In 1856 he removed to Illinois, where he remained until the close of his life, May 6, 1878. Mr. Benedict was a man of deep and uniform piety, modest and unassuming in manner, genial in disposition, a Christian gentleman. As a preacher he had few superiors. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1878, p. 43.