Jodon bought lot 8 of block 59 in Clearwater in Stearns County on May 17, 1860.

He lived in St. Paul in Ramsey County in the late 1850s. His younger brother Zachariah lived with him in West Virginia and later built a house in Little Falls, Morrison County, Minnesota. Before then Benjamin Jodon and family lived in Lewis County, (West) Virginia. In 1850 he owned a boy aged 6, and his female slaves were ages 23, 4, and 1.