Benjamin Carrico was born 237 years ago – August 20, 1774 – in Massachusetts, the son of Alexander Carrico and Elizabeth Foster. Alexander Carrico was born in Charles County, Maryland, and moved to Massachusetts before his marriage. Benjamin married Sally Manning in 1795 in Beverly, Massachusetts. Benjamin and Sally had nine children: Benjamin, Sally, Joseph, Andrew, Charles, Charles, Benjamin and Martha. Evidently the first Benjamin and Charles died as infants or small children.