Benjamin E. Tibbitts, farmer, section 8, Sheridan Township, was born in Shefford Co., Canada, Jan 24, 1839. His parents Arza and Adaline (Shattuck) Tibbitts, were natives of Vermont. He left home when 16 years of age, and came direct to Weaverville, in the spring of 1855. He lived there one year, then bought 80 acres of wild land in Sheridan Township, where he later lived and had 35 acres under tillage.
He was married in Fremont March 3, 1867, to Lucinda, daughter of John and Catherine Slater, all natives of Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Tibbitts were the parents of seven children: Adaline L., Willard A., Ida A., Agnes C., John F., Myrtle E. and Harriet A. Mr. Tibbitts held the office of Justice of the Peace four years, and Drain Commissioner two years. In politics he was a Republican, and Mr. and Mrs. Tibbitts were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.