Benjamin was the son of unknown parents. The date and place of his birth have not been found.
He has died but the date and place are unknown.
His wife was Olive "Ollie" Upp, who he married on 23 JUN 1897 in Braymer, MO. Their eleven known children were Sally May (1898-1971), Ellsworth U. (1900-1979), Allison Berch (1902-1960), James Golden "Jimmy" (1903-1982), Claude S. (1905-1994), Mabel Lucille (c1908-?), Ethel Ruth (1909-1972), Edna K. (1911-1978), Stephen J. (c1914-?), Jennie M. (c1921-?) and Margaret (?-?).