Benjamin was baptized at Dorchester, Mass. 4 June 1654, the son of John and Sarah Whipple of Dorchester and Providence, Rhode Island. He married 1 April 1686 Ruth Mathewson, the daughter of James Mathewson and Hannah Field. Benjamin's will was dated 9 March 1704 and proved 12 April 1704, naming children and wife Ruth as executrix. Benjamin and Ruth had six known children born from 1688 to 1703.