You, or another family member, may have communicated with
me previously. My Benjamin family is from the line of Alfred Stanley Benjamin Jr B1893 Caribou, Me, son of Alfred Stanley Sr B1854 Presque Isle, Me, and John Benjamin B 1810 Nova Scotia. Alfred Sr and his wife, Annie Langley, migrated from Caribou, Maine to Framingham, MA about 1900. Framingham was also my birth place and hometown for many years.
About 3 years ago I began a DNA study to identify
living descendants of Obadiah Benjamin's five sons. To date, eight Benjamin participants have been matched and
two lines have been confirmed from the line of Obadiah. I
have met each participant and their families who were located in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Maine, and Massachusetts. All were fabulous individuals willing to share part of themselves for this project.
One participant was from the line of William John Benjamin,
son of Nathan, son of William Henry B1814 in Nova Scotia who married Elizabeth Wood. The family lives on the same land in Gardner Creek, NB, given to William Henry and his wife by her father. This descendant was given an awesome family tree as a gift from one of his neighbors listing
their family back to their beginnings in New Brunswick. Even though William Henry's parents are not identified, the dna results prove that this line links back to
Obadiah Benjamin B1729 in Nova Scotia and all other
The two confirmed son's lines of Obadiah are Caleb and
1) Caleb Benjamin Jr B 1790, son of Caleb Benjamin Sr,
B 1759, Obadiah Benjamin B 1729
Lorenzo "Byron" Benjamin, B1856 NS, is the confirmed
son of Caleb Benjamin Jr Born 1790 and Lucilla Eagles
(English origin). Certified death certificates and
obituaries for both Byron and Edith prove this to be
correct. Byron married Edith Augustus Dunham
in Nova Scotia and migrated to Westboro, MA about 1880.
They settled in Framingham, Ma about 1900 and had a
farm along the Sudbury River in Saxonville, MA. The
house that he and his sons built there still remains.
My G Grandfather, Alfred Sr, migrated from Caribou, ME
to Framingham, MA about 1900. He and Byron lived
withn 5 miles of each other and are both buried in
Edgell Grove cemetery about a row away. The theory is
that they are probable first cousins once removed.
The results of my cousin's 111 ydna marker with
Byron's descendant proves that my Benjamin line is
strongly connected to Byron's line.
Exact 37 marker ydna matches with Byron Benjamin's
descendants (Line of Caleb Benjamin Jr/Sr):
Descendant of Jeremiah "Jerry" Kenneth Benjamin
B abt 1831 Fox River, Nova Scotia. Family continues
to live on the land of Jeremiah in Fox River.
Descendant of Silas P Benjamin B abt 1820 Nova
Scotia. Migrated to Hopewell, NB. His son
Silas, and grandson, Pierce, are buried in the
Baptist Cemetery behind the church in Hopewell
New Brunswick. Their Benjamin family home is
located across the street from the church.
2) Jacob Benjamin, son of Obadiah B1729
James Harvey Benjamin B abt 1808 Gays River
confirmed to the line of Jacob Benjamin, son
of Obadiah B1729. This descendant made it
possible to identify an exact match from
the "North" mountain of NS.
Exact 37 marker ydna match:
Descendant of George Nelson Benjamin B abt 1813
Shubenacadie, NS (Near Gay's River).
The remaining three participants are all identified as being related to all other descendants in the NS Benjamin study and link back to Obadiah Benjamin B1729. Their
exact lines are still being researched.
John Benjamin B 1810 Nova Scotia
Almon Benjamin, son of Daniel, son of John Benjamin B1810 NS
William Henry Benjamin B abt1814 Nova Scotia
I would be more than happy to share any information
or documents with you. However, the names of the
dna participants are private. Each is to be commended
for helping resolve some of the questions regarding the
Nova Scotia Benjamin lines.