The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 756, Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"BENJAMIN F. HAY was born in Ohio June 16, 1847, and is one of the five children of ABRAHAM and LOUISA (DEIBLE) HAY, viz.: JOHN (deceased), BENJAMIN, HENRY (deceased), ABRAHAM and ELIZABETH. The father was born in Ohio, and has chiefly followed farming, although he has paid some attention to merchandising and considerable to carpentering. In 1875, while assisting in moving a house, he met with an accident in which both his legs were broken, the left in three places and the right in two. He now resides in Rochester, (Fulton County), Indiana. When BENJAMIN F. was six months old, the father moved to Miami County, this state; since then the former has lived in Marshall and Starke Counties, Indiana, and in the northern part of Ohio. In 1862, BENJAMIN came to this county. He worked with his father at farming until twenty-two years old; since then he has worked at cabinet-making, undertaking, and carpentering. He is skillful with his tools, and does all his draughting. In June, 1882, he went into partnership with WILLIAM ALLEN. The firm own a two-storied frame, 20 X 54 feet, which is valued at $1,500, and they carry on the only furniture store in Monterey. He was married, January 13, 1870, to FLORA AULT, who has borne him four children - MARY, ANNA (deceased), William and DAISY."