Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1870, Iowa, Harrison County, St. John Township, Missouri Valley Post Office, Image 33 of 38. Age 46 yrs., farming.
• Census, 1880, Iowa, Pottawattamie County, Rockford Township, District 248, Image 11 of 19. Age 56 yrs., farmer.
Benjamin married Elizabeth Betsy Ogburn in 1848 in Indiana. (Elizabeth Betsy Ogburn was born in 1830 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana and died in 1861 in Winterset, Madison County, Iowa.)
Benjamin next married Lucinda Rose in 1861 in Iowa. (Lucinda Rose was born about 1834 in Ohio.)