Benjamin James married Nancy Fourt, of Kentucky, and settled in (now) Warren County in 1811. He joined the rangers during the Indian war, and saw some active service. His children were William, John, Walter, and Peter. John fell from a mill dam on Charrette creek, and was drowned. Peter lived in St. Louis County, and never married. Walter married Sally Wyatt, and they had Frank, Mary A., William J., John, Elizabeth, Walter R., Joseph, and Lycurgus.