Benezet, Samuel (d. 1805)

Pennsylvania farmer, army officer, and judge.

Captain (1776), major (1777) in Pennsylvania regiments of the Continental Army. Justice of the peace for Bensalem Township (1784). Justice (1784) and protonotary (1787) of the Bucks County court of common pleas.

Married Catherine Severn; had issue.

First letter in correspondence: March 10, 1788; W. A. Newman Dorland, “The Second Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry,” PMHB, liii (1929), 383n; Heitman, Register of Officers, p. 83; Minutes of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania (16 vols., Harrisburg, 1852-53), xiv, 198, xv, 271-2.