DEACON BENJAMIN BISBEE, one of Stoughton 's Civil War veterans, was born in North Stoughton , where he now resides, April 10, 1832 , son  of Otis and Nancy (Pope) Bisbee. His parents were natives of this town, as was also his grandfather, Benjamin Bisbee, who went from Stoughton to join the Continental army, with which he served four and one-half years in the war for independence. Grand­father Bisbee was a prosperous farmer and a well-known citizen of his day, He wedded Millie Vose, and reared six children namely, Lavinia, Millie, Hannah, Joshua, Benjamin, and Otis.

Otis Bisbee, son of Benjamin, inherited the farm, which he cultivated during his active years, and resided at the homestead from his birth until his death. He always attended strictly to his private affairs, and was deeply attached to his home and fireside. Nancy Pope, whom he married, was a daughter of Joseph and Betsey (Tower) Pope, and was one of a family of seven children: John, William, Joseph, Thomas, Nancy, Eliza, and Clarissa Pope. Her father was in early life a fisherman and later a farmer. Otis and Nancy (Pope) Bisbee reared six children, as follows: James Otis, who is engaged in agricultural pursuits in Stoughton; Benjamin, the subject of this sketch; Augusta, who married C. F. Kimball (both deceased) ; Eliza, who is now Mrs. Milliken, and resides in Somerville, Mass. ; Joseph, who enlisted in the First Massachusetts Cavalry for service in the Civil War, and died at Hilton Head, S.C. ; and Geraldine, who married George Milliken, and is no longer living. Mrs. Nancy P. Bisbee died in 1892.  

Benjamin Bisbee acquired a common-school education and resided at home with his parents until he was twenty-one years old. Learning the shoemaker's trade, he followed it until 1862, when he enlisted as a private in Company B, Forty-fifth Regiment, Massachusetts , Volunteer Infantry, for nine months' service. He participated in the battles of White Hall, Kingston , Goldsboro , and other engagements,, and was discharged at Milton , Mass. , in July, 1863. Resuming his trade in Randolph , Mass. , he later returned to Stoughton , where he was engaged in shoemaking until 1891; and since that time he has devoted his principal attention to the cultivation of the homestead farm. he carries on general farming and dairying, sells considerable milk, and is also in the express business as local agent of the New York & Boston Dispatch Company. Politically, he is a Republican. He is prominently identified with the Universalist church, of which he is a Deacon, and has long been active in its affairs.

On September 24, 1862 , Deacon Bisbee married Susan Y. P. Monk, of Stoughton . She is a daughter of the late Isaac P. and Mary A. (Packard) Monk. Deacon and Mrs. Bisbee have an adopted son - John, born September 22, 1882 , who is now attending the Stoughton High School .

Source: Biographical Review - Volume XXV - Containing life sketches of leading citizens of Norfolk County Massachusetts . (Boston, Mass., Biographical Review Publishing Co., 1898), pg. 654.

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