Hahn, Benjamin Daviese was born on August 21, 1856 in Todd Township, Ohio, United States. Son of David and Barbara Anna (Owen) Hahn.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Wooster, O., 1877. Graduate Rochester Theological Seminary, 1882 (scholarship prize). Doctor of Divinity, Colby, 1899.
Instructor in mathematics, Cook Academy and acting pastor Baptist Church, Havana, New York, 1880-1881. Ordained Baptist ministry, 1882. Pastor Calvary Church, Westerly, Rhode Island, 1882-1891, Sherman Avenue Church, Newark, New Jersey, 1891-1893, State St. Church, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1893-1914, Pendleton St. Church, Greenville, South Carolina., 1914-1930, pastor emeritus.
Invented rotary batten with fixed lay, slide batten with fixed lay for looms, also reed batten, 1928, and new picker action and automatic shuttle magazine, 1929. Home: Greenville, South Carolina.
Married Harriet Chapman Pendleton, November 29, 1888. Children: Barbara Mary, James Pendleton.