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Benjamin was born in 1800 in Virginia.1   Benjamin's father was John Brady Martin and his mother was Mellison Manning.  His paternal grandfather was Reuben Martin and his paternal grandmother is Mary Van Buren. He had six brothers and four sisters, named Alexander, Reuben, Manning D., Squire Dille, Presley, Simeon, Francis, Mary, Margaret and Lucinda.  He is the fifth oldest of the eleven children.

Benjamin's first family with Rebecca Jolliffe

‌Benjamin and Rebecca were married in a religious ceremony in 1826 in Virgina.1   They had three sons and four daughters, named John, Benjamin Franklin, Presley, Amelia, Rebecca, Dorinda and Margaret.

Benjamin's second family with Jane A. Waggner

‌Benjamin and Jane A. were married in a religious ceremony before 1868 in Modale, Harrison Ia..1   They had two sons and a daughter, named Simeon S., Reuben Alexander and Martha A..

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