b. 23 June 1808, Hamilton County, Ohio, to Hezikiah and Elizabeth (Ferris) Stites
d. 13 November 1867, near DeWitt, Arkansas County, Arkansas
m/1. 22 August 1833, Hamilton County, Ohio
Sydney Vail Davis
b. 1 March 1811, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
d. 11 June 1848, near Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana
m/2. 25 September 1848
Margaret E. Romaine
- Thomas Benton
- John R.
- Mary Elizabeth
- Sidney Olive
- Emma J.
- George Washington
- James F.
- Freeman H.
Seven of these children were by Sydney, his first wife, and six were by his second wife, Margaret. Benjamin emigrated from Spencer County, Indiana, to DeWitt, Arkansas County, Arkansas, in 1857/1858.
Hezikiah Stites, Benjamin’s father, was one of the people who explored and then founded the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. Hezikiah and other family members are buried in the Cincinnati Pioneer Cemetery.
Norma M. Sullivan