BENJAMIN DALZIEL, farmer on sec. 34, Green Tp., was born in Ionia Co., Mich., Jan. 28, 1841. He is a son of Alexander and Jane (Marsh) Dalziel, the former a native of Scotland, and the latter of the State of New York. Mr. Dalziel was raised on a farm and trained in the pursuit of agriculture. He was educated in the common schools of Ionia County, and there resided at home until he was nine years old, at which time he moved with his father to Newaygo County. At the age of 27 he came to this County, and located on the farm that he has since owned, now containing 200 acres.
He was married in Newaygo County, Mich., in 1866, to Harriet Ellen, daughter of John and Minerva (Parsons) Miller, a native of Newaygo County. Her father was born in Vermont, and her mother in New York. They have had three children: Jane, Henrietta and Minerva: the latter is deceased.