My name is Richard Benson. I live in Topeka, Kansas. I descended from Benoni Benson of around 1700 in (I believe) Massachusetts. At any rate I have found that Ezra Taft Benson is also descended from Benoni, so that is the family although my family did not go west with the Mormons or (to the best of my knowledge) become Mormon. I wonder if Alfred Benson who was a United States Senator from Kansas also fits into that family. He is buried in a cemetery in Ottawa, Kansas, where I went to undergraduate school.