Silas Benjamin, son of Thomas Benjamin, was born in 1825 in Alfred, and removed to Wisconsin in 1844, locating in Albion, where he was married to Miss Aseneth Lyon.  During the Rebellion he enlisted and served a term of four years in Company I, 12th Wisconsin volunteers.  The family returned to Allegany county in 1875, and Mr. Benjamin purchased eighty acres of land in Alfred, where he now resides.