b. June 1834
- Ben was born in June 1834 in Montgomery County, Alabama, at Greenwood plantation.
- He was known as Little Ben.
- On Sunday, 18 January 1863, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Sent off 5 hands to Houston on the second call Genl Magruder - John, Hamp, Ben, Sandy, Wesley & four on the first call making 9 good hands."
- On Sunday, 1 February 1863, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "The negros I sent to work on call of Genl Magruder returned last evening except John & Tom, John Sick at Mr Berreys 12 miles from Houston, Greens Buyo."
- He and Mary were the parents of Anaka.
- Following emancipation, Ben adopted the name Benjamin Quarles.
- Ben and Mary appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Danville PO, Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included George, Anaka, Cora Quarles and Benjamin Quarles. The parents of George Quarles are as yet unknown; Mary seems too young to be his mother, and he does not appear in the Greenwood records.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1870 census.
- Children of Analey born between 1818 and 1836, were recorded by Green Wood.
- Last Edited: 30 Mar 2015