Benjamin was born on 2 February 1853 at Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, to parents William, a tailor, and Selina. He was baptised on 14 February 1853 at Ashby de la Zouch.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Benjamin.
- 1871 carpenter
- 1881 student of theology
After leaving the PM ministry he emigrated to USA in 1883 and became a presbyterian minister.
He married Sarah Cordon (b1855) in the summer of 1878 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. Census returns identify five children.
- William Cordon (1879-1954) – a cashier in railroad office (1920)
- Henry David G (b1881) – a marine engineer (1940)
- Elsie Naomi (1882-1963)
- Harold Jacques (1884-1913) – a railroad electrician (1910)
- Albert B (b1888)
Benjamin died on 4 May 1923 at Vernon Shiawasse, Michigan, USA.
- 1874 Burton on Trent
- 1875 Lincoln I
- 1876 Nottingham I
- 1878 Mansfield
- 1879 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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