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« on: February 28, 2007, 11:52:39 PM »

We invite you to submit your "Pedigree" for this Surname.   Our Surname Project is primarily interested in your Paternal line, as surnames are passed down from father to son, just as the yDNA is passed down. 

If you ARE A MEMBER of this Surname Project at Family Tree DNA, send your pedigree by email to at  The pedigree will then be posted on the Surname Project's Patriarchs Page by or sent to the Project’s Administrator.

Please include the following:  (If you have more information you would like to share, you may also post a more extended version of your family pedigree on the project website’s Pedigree Forum below)
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•       Name, birthdate, birthplace, spouse of Earliest Known Ancestor
•       List each succeeding generation, using only those four items of information (or substitute another item of information if missing an item)

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 09:16:04 PM »

Descendants of John Benjamin Sr.

Generation No. 1

1.  JOHN BENJAMIN1 SR. died September 04, 1606 in Chalvington, England.  He married JOANE HOOKES.  She died May 20, 1619 in Chalvington, England.

I have over 4,000 names in my data base but wish not to place them here. This is just a y-generation of the 8 eariest generation that  have. I also have access to The Benjamin Family in America by Gloria Wall Bicha and Helen Benjamin Brown and books by Frank Benjamin, and Paul Benjamin along wih other information on the Benjamin Family.
Child of JOHN SR. and JOANE HOOKES is:
2.   i.   JOHN2 BENJAMIN, b. 1585, Heathfield, England; d. June 14, 1645, Watertown, MA.

Generation No. 2

2.  JOHN2 BENJAMIN (JOHN BENJAMIN1 SR.) was born 1585 in Heathfield, England, and died June 14, 1645 in Watertown, MA.  He married ABIGAIL EDDY.  She was born October 06, 1601 in Cranbrooke, Kent County, England, and died May 20, 1687 in Charlestow, MA.

John came to America on the Ship Lyon in 1632 with brother Richard and John's family.
3.   i.   JOSEPH3 BENJAMIN I, b. September 16, 1633, Newtown (now Cambridge), MA; d. April 1704, Preston, CT.

Generation No. 3

3.  JOSEPH3 BENJAMIN I (JOHN2, JOHN BENJAMIN1 SR.) was born September 16, 1633 in Newtown (now Cambridge), MA, and died April 1704 in Preston, CT.  He married SARAH CLARKE. 
4.   i.   JOSEPH4 BENJAMIN II, b. April 29, 1674, Yarmouth, MA; d. June 1738, Preston, New London, CT.

Generation No. 4

4.  JOSEPH4 BENJAMIN II (JOSEPH3, JOHN2, JOHN BENJAMIN1 SR.) was born April 29, 1674 in Yarmouth, MA, and died June 1738 in Preston, New London, CT.  He married ELIZABETH COOKE August 25, 1698 in Preston, CT.  She was born in Preston, CT.
5.   i.   JOSEPH5 BENJAMIN III, b. August 15, 1699, Preston, CT; d. 1803, Egremont, MA.

Generation No. 5

5.  JOSEPH5 BENJAMIN III (JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, JOHN2, JOHN BENJAMIN1 SR.) was born August 15, 1699 in Preston, CT, and died 1803 in Egremont, MA.  He married DEBORAH CLARK April 03, 1722 in Griswold, CT.  She was born 1710, and died in Egremont, MA.
6.   i.   JAMES BENJAMIN6 SR., b. April 03, 1727, Preston, CT; d. May 12, 1772, Worthington, MA.

Generation No. 6

6.  JAMES BENJAMIN6 SR. (JOSEPH5 BENJAMIN III, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, JOHN2, JOHN BENJAMIN1 SR.) was born April 03, 1727 in Preston, CT, and died May 12, 1772 in Worthington, MA.  He married PRISCILLA BURTON March 08, 1749/50 in Preston, MA.  She was born March 30, 1726 in Preston, Ct.
7.   i.   ROGER7 BENJAMIN, b. September 10, 1759, Preston, Ct; d. May 13, 1840, Worthington, MA.

Generation No. 7

7.  ROGER7 BENJAMIN (JAMES BENJAMIN6 SR., JOSEPH5 BENJAMIN III, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, JOHN2, JOHN BENJAMIN1 SR.) was born September 10, 1759 in Preston, Ct, and died May 13, 1840 in Worthington, MA.  He married ELIZABETH STARKWEATHER February 03, 1788 in Preston, CT.  She was born September 20, 1768 in Stonington, CT, and died April 20, 1842 in Worthington, MA.
8.   i.   CHARLES8 BENJAMIN, b. February 04, 1792, Worthington, MA; d. May 10, 1842.

Generation No. 8

8.  CHARLES8 BENJAMIN (ROGER7, JAMES BENJAMIN6 SR., JOSEPH5 BENJAMIN III, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, JOHN2, JOHN BENJAMIN1 SR.) was born February 04, 1792 in Worthington, MA, and died May 10, 1842.  He married UNKNOWN. 
   i.   HENRY DWIGHT9 BENJAMIN, m. REBECCA JONES, January 25, 1867, Jefferson Township, Scioto Co. Ohio; b. September 18, 1827, PA; d. September 21, 1890, Jefferson Township, Scioto Co. Ohio.
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009, 11:49:50 PM »

My Benjamin male cousin's ydna was just received from Family Tree DNA.
He matches all, but one alleles and is the same haplo group R1b1b2 as
kit # 143085 listing the ancestor as HR Benjamin.   The only alleles that
does not match is #6 locus, which is a 14 rather than an 11 which is listed
for HR Benjamin.   All other alleles after #6 are matching also. 

The ydna interpretation is all new to me as is this website.   I can't seem to
find the names of the people who match the kit #'s.    I would like to find
the person who is kit # 143085 and discover who HR Benjamin is.   It is
amazing to me that there is such a close match here!    I can't wait until I
receive the comparative ydna of my possible Benjamin cousin in Nova Scotia
in a few weeks!

Your pedigree is wonderful.   Thanks for sharing!!

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Jacksonville, FL 32256
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2009, 03:08:53 PM »

From an email sent by Norvelle Alderson re: SS Lopienski (102524):

My Mother: Leona N. (Benjamin) Lopienski b 8/9/1923 d 10/16/2001
My Father:   Thaddeus J. Lopienski b 2/20/1928 d 10/20/2003

Mother’s Parents: Floyd Myron Benjamin (9/7/1889-3/8/1966)  and Theodora M. Bird (1896-Jan 1969)

Floyd’s parents: Charles H. Benjamin (3/21/1856-5/5/1894) and Gehannah J. Hartford (1855-1931)
Charles: Sidney Benjamin (c1830-1901) and Frances
Sidney’s: Henry Hallock Benjamin (1804-June 1887) and Sally Krotzer (1806-1872)
Henry’s: Jesse Benjamin (10/17/1773-c1828) and Patience Hallock
Jesse’s: Samuel Benjamin (c1735-d c1778 -1790) and Hannah Wells (11/24/1744-11/30/1824) descendant of Cecily of York
Samuel’s: Nathan Benjamin (c1700-1763) and Deborah Clark (c1706-3/29/1736)
Nathan’s: Richard Benjamin and Elizabeth Terry
Richard’s: Richard Benjamin and Anna
Richard’s: John Benjamin (1545-1608) and Joane Hooke [this is how we are related to Herb Benjamin in your group, aka toolbox] Richard and his brother, John, came to America in 1632.  Herb is from John’s line.  John and Joane (Hooke) Benjamin were married in County Surrey in 1585 in England.

From here on up is the line for me and Herb.

John’s: John Benjamin (1522-1566 and Joan Collins
John’s: John (1502-1553) and Joan Cooper
John’s: John (1482-1529) and Anne
John’s: Thomas (1462-1502 and Mary
Thomas’: Richard (1416-1468) and Joan
Richard’s: “Sir” Richard Benjamin (1382-1428) Coat of Arms motto: Poussez en Avant = Press On
Sir Richard’s: William Benjamin
William’s: Richard Benjamin of Farnborough
Richard’s: John Benjamin
John’s: Robert Benjamin
Robert’s: John Benjamin and Catherine (listed on the 1273 Pipe Roll census of Cty Suffolk).
John’s:  Richard Benjamin
Richard’s: Richard Benjamin (c1201)
Richard: Robert Benjamin
Robert’s: Hugh Benjamin
Hugh’s: Roger Benjamin (1166)
Roger’s: Eustace IV (1122-1153), Count of Boulogne
Eustace IV’s: Stephen I, King of England and Matilda, Heiress of Boulogne
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2009, 03:09:51 PM »

The Benjamin patriarchs page has been updated:

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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2010, 11:54:01 AM »

From an email sent by Scott Dietler [kit 165179]:

Great Grandfather was Jacob Benjamin his wife was Sarah Katz. They were both
born in Romania and that is all the info we have.
My Grandfather was Louis Richard Benjamin born Jan 1 1902 in Bucharest
Romania and died on Oct 31 1974 in Bridgeport Connecticut.
He was married to my Grandmother on Jan 7 1931 in Stamford CT her name was
Tillie Tema (Gordon name used in USA) she was born June 10 1903 in Minsk
Russia and died June 4 1965 in Bridgeport CT.

**This pedigree has been posted to the patriarch page:

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2010, 11:50:06 AM »

From Robert Benjamin, Kit #175136

My great, great Grandfather: George Nelson Benjamin, b. 1813 ca in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Canada, d. in early 1900s in NS (appeared on 1901 census but not 1911), parents unknown, m. Mary Caroline Porter; probable sibling of John Benjamin.

Great Grandfather: Edward Harris Benjamin, b. 14 Apr 1853 in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, and d. 9 Oct, 1920 in Kingsport, Kings Co., NS, m. Sarah Ann Sherman on 10 Sept 1881.

Grandfather: James Edward Benjamin, b. 26 Apr 1883 in Medford, Kings Co., NS, and d. 17 July 1964 in NS, m. Mary Inez Corkum on 30 Apr 1906 in Scott's Bay, Kings Co., NS.

Father:  James Carson Benjamin, b. 31 Oct 1907 in Scott's Bay, Kings Co., NS, and d. 1974 in Middleton, Annapolis Co., NS, m. Marie Marion Pearl 21 July 1936


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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2010, 11:37:22 AM »

Hi, Robert. 

Your pedigree has been posted:

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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2012, 10:30:19 PM »

_From  Graeme L. Benjamin

Asher Benjamin also known as Tsvi Hirsh Mulhausen from Germany.b. c. 1740.
d. c.1818 London. Children: Nancy, Michael, Wolf, Joel.

Joel  Benjamin b. c. 1774 London d. 1840 London. m. Frances Cohen 1821. Children: Dinah, Israel, Joseph, George, Sarah, Abraham, Isaac, Priscilla, Rachael, Julia.

Isaac  Benjamin b. London 9 Ap 1831  d. Hobart -Tas 13 Aug 1910. m. Mary Ann Redgrave (nee Grey) Hokitika, N.Z.
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2013, 12:23:16 AM »

My earliest Benjamin ancestor was Daniel Benjamin, who was born in either New York about 1792 (1850 census) or New Jersey about 1785 (1860 census).  His wife was Martha A. (unknown) born in NY about 1803 or NJ about 1800.

Their son was Abraham Benjamin, born in NJ about 1824.   He m. Hannah (unknown) about 1848 and they had five sons and one daughter.  In late 1863, Abraham enlisted in the Union Army.  He was discharged in 1865 and apparently never returned to New Jersey.  In March, 1866, In Van Wert Co., OH, he m. Mary Sterling. They had six sons and two daughters.  Abraham d. 22 Aug 1896 in Dixon, Allen, IN.

Their oldest child, my grandfather, Daniel Robert Benjamin, was b. 25 Nov 1866 in Dixon, Allen Co., IN.  On 24 May, 1890, in Noble Co., IN, Daniel m. Mary Alice Green.  They had a daughter and 3 sons - Charles W Benjamin, Robert Porter Benjamin, and Carl A Benjamin.  Daniel Robert Benjamin d. 26 May 1934 in Mishawaka, St Joseph, IN.

Carl A Benjamin, b. 8 Oct 1909 in Cromwell, Noble, IN, d. 10 May 1979 in South Bend, St Joseph, IN, was my father.  He m. Katherine Weber on 22 Apr 1930 in Mishawaka, St Joseph, IN.  He had no sons, just one daughter (me - Susan Benjamin). 

Charles W Benjamin, b. 14 Jan 1900 in Cromwell, Noble, IN, d. 26 Aug 1958 in San Francisco, CA.  with no issue.

Robert Porter Benjamin, b. 19 Apr 1892 in Cromwell, Noble, IN, d. 4 Oct 1969 in south Bend, St Joseph, IN, had 5 sons.  The youngest, Darroll Dean Benjamin, was kind enough to submit yDNA at my request.  His kit is number 276496.

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