1.- Born in San Pablo Guelatao, Oaxaca. The town is located on a mountain range, now known as the Sierra de Juárez.
2.- His parents were Marcelino Juárez and Brígida García. They died when Benito was three years old.
3.- He was left in the care of his sisters Josefa and Rosa and his uncle Bernardino.
4.- When he arrived in the capital of Oaxaca he only spoke Zapotec.
5.- He began to work in domestic chores in the house of the Maza’s family. His salary was two real.