Americus Benedict

Americus Benedict, merchant, Markland, Ind., was born in Campbell County, Ky., in 1838. He is a son of Jermiah and Elizabeth (Herbert) Benedict, his father having been an early settler of Kentucky. Mr. Benedict was reared on a farm in his native county, and in 1865 located in this county, where he followed agricultural pursuits two years, establishing himself in business in 1867. He was married, October 12, 1862, to Miss Edna Todd, of Kentucky, and daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Rardin) Todd, also old residents of Kentucky. They have four children: Walter, Samuel, Ida and Warren. Mr. Benedict has been a succesful merchant of Markland since first locating there. He is an honored member of the F. & A.M., and a popular business man and citizen. In 1878 he was elected treasurer of the county. He has also served with credit in the minor offices of justice of the peace and assessor.