Benjamin was born about 1855 in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, England, the son of unknown parents.
His wife was Mary Jane Hotchkiss. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their four known children were Beatrice M (c1881-?), Mary A (c1889-?), Arthur W (c1892-?) and Dorothy (c1898-?).
!Source: Richard Smith of http://www.smith-family-tree.co.uk/ and of http://www.genesreunited.com/
His Sources: British Census for 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901.