Sūn Bēn appellation Bóyáng. His father Qiāng appellation Shèngtái was [Sūn] Jiān’s elder brother of the same womb. Bēn early lost his two parents. His younger brother Fǔ was still a child, and Bēn himself cared for and raised him, and his fraternal love was deeply serious. He became prefecture supervisory postal defense chief.
[Sūn] Jiān in Chángshā raised righteous troops, and Bēn resigned his post to follow him on campaign. Jiān died  and Bēn took command of the remaining troops and escorted the coffin.
Later, Yuán Shù moved to Shòuchūn, and Bēn also joined him. Shù’s elder cousin Shào employed Zhōu Áng of Kuàijī as Administrator of Jiǔjiāng. Shào and Shù could not cooperate, and Shù sent Bēn to attack Áng at Yīnlíng. Shù memorialized Bēn to take office as Inspector of Yùzhuōu, then transferred to Commandant of Dānyáng and Acting General Attacking Caitiffs, to suppress and pacify the mountain Yuè peoples. He was by the Inspector of Yángzhōu Liú Yáo forced away and pursued, and therefore the officers and soldiers and army returned to occupy Lìyáng.
Shortly after this, Shù again sent Bēn and Wú Jǐng to together attack Fán Néng, Zhāng Yīng, and others, but could not dislodge them. When Cè crossed [the Jiāng] eastward, he assisted Bēn and Jǐng in defeating Yīng, Néng, and the rest, and then advanced to attack Liú Yáo. Yáo fled to Yùzhāng.
Cè sent Bēn and Jǐng back to Shòuchūn to report to Shù. It happened that Shù usurped Imperial title , installed his own Bureaucracy, and sent out Bēn as Administrator of Jiǔjiāng. Bēn would not agree, and abandoned his wife and children to return south of the Jiāng. (1)
- (1) Jiāngbiǎozhuàn states: Yuán Shù had Wú Jǐng defend Guǎnglíng. Cè’s elder third cousin Xiāng was also by Shù employed, made Administrator of Rǔnán, and Bēn was made a General to command troops at Shòuchūn. Cè wrote a letter to Jǐng and the others that said: “Now I campaign east of the Jiāng, and do not what you few sirs plan to say and that is all.” Jǐng at once abandoned his post and returned. Bēn was captured but later escaped. Xiāng because the road was too far alone did not return.
- Wúshū states: Xiāng styled Wényáng. His father Rú styled Zhòngrú was [Sūn] Jiān’s younger second cousin, and was employed in the commandery as Registrar and Merit Officer. Xiāng followed Jiān on campaign and had achievements, and was appointed Palace Gentleman. Later he was employed by Yuán Shù, raised to General Attacking the South, and died at Shòuchūn.
At the time Cè had already pacified Wú and Kuài[jī], two commanderies. Bēn joined with Cè in campaigning against Administrator of Lújiāng Liú Xūn and Administrator of Jiāngxià Huáng Zǔ . As the army returned, they heard [Liú] Yáo had died of illness, and after settling Yùzhāng, Bēn was memorialized to serve as its Administrator (2), afterwards given fief as Marquis of a capital precinct.
- Jiāngbiǎozhuàn states: At the time Tóng Zhī of Dānyáng installed himself as Administrator of Lúlíng. Cè left Bēn’s younger brother Fǔ to command troops and occupy Nánchāng. Cè said to Bēn: “Elder brother, now you occupy Yùzhāng, and so have grasped Tóng Zhī by the throat and watch his gates. You need only wait for some change, and then command [Sūn Fǔ] Guóyí to lead troops and advance, and send [Zhōu Yú] Gōngjǐn to serve as support, and in one move things can be settled.” Later Bēn heard that Zhī was ill, and at once did as Cè planned. Zhōu Yú arrived at Bābīng, and Fǔ then advanced and occupied Lúlíng.
Jiàn’ān thirteenth year  the envoy Liú Yǐn was sent with an Imperial Order to appoint Bēn as General Attacking Caitiffs with authority over the prefecture as before. He was in office for eleven years and died. His son Lín succeeded.
Lín was aged nine years, succeeded authority over Yùzhāng, and was advanced in fief to Marquis of a capital village. (1)
- (1) Wúshū states: Lín appellation Gōngdá. By nature he was careful and quick, and from childhood had honorable reputation.
He was in the prefecture for nearly twenty years, suppressing and pacifying rebels and bandits, and had merits and achievements in his reasonable leadership. He was summoned to return to Wǔchāng, and became Commander of Ràozhàng. At the time Minister of Ceremonies Pān Jùn handled Jīngzhōu. Chief of Chóng’ān Shū Xiè of Chénliú committed a crime and was imprisoned. Jùn already disliked Xiè, and wished to remove him using the law. Many commentators spoke for him, but Jùn would not release him.
Lín said to Jùn: “Shū Bóyīng and his brother plead guilty, and all Within the Seas considered them righteous, and believe it a beautiful story. [Shū] Zhòngyīng also always had the intention to support our state. Now if you sir kill their junior relatives, once the realm Under Heaven is unified, when the Blue-green Canopy [the Emperor] tours the north, the scholars of the central provinces will certainly ask about Zhòngyīng’s successors, and the answerers will say that Pān [Jùn] Chéngmíng killed [Shū] Xiè, what then?” Jùn therefore relented, and so Xiè was saved. (2)
- (2) Bówùzhì states: Zhòngyīng was named Shào. Previously, Bóyīng’s close friend was killed by someone, and Zhòngyīng took revenge. The affair was discovered, and the brothers plead guilty, and both were pardoned. In the time of Yuán Shù, Shào was Chief of Fùlíng.
- Also see Jiāngbiǎozhuàn.
Lín was transferred to Commander of Miǎnzhōng in Xiàkǒu and General Dominating the Distant, and resided at that post. Chìwū twelfth year  he died. His son Miáo succeeded. Miáo’s younger brother Lǚ and father’s younger brothers Ān, Xī, Jì, all held positions. (3)
- (3) Wúlì states: Lín also had sons called Shù, who became Commander of Wǔchāng and pacified Jīngzhōu affairs; Zhèn, Commander of Wúnán; Xié, Colonel of City Gates; and Xīn, Commander of Lèxiāng. Zhèn later resisted the Jìn army, and with Zhāng Tì together died.
- Bēn’s great-grandson Huì appellation Déshī.
- Huì Biézhuàn states: Huì was good at his studies and had ability and wisdom. Jìn Yǒngníng first year  he joined the King of Qí [Sīmǎ] Jiǒng’s rising [against Sīmǎ Lún], for his achievement was given fief as Marquis of Jìnxīng [place name, but potentially chosen for double meaning of “Jìn’s restoration”], and was recruited to the Marshal-in-Chief’s Department Officials. Jiǒng was arrogant and usurped extravagance, and all the realm Under Heaven was disappointed. Huì presented words to Jiǒng, criticizing him with five wrongs and four should-nots, and urged him to resign his great power and authority and return to his fief in [the lands of] Qīng-Dài, and his words were deeply sincere. Jiǒng would not listen, and shortly afterward he was indeed destroyed. King of Chéngdū [Sīmǎ] Yǐng summoned him as Advisor to the Army of the General-in-Chief. At the time Yǐng commanded affairs in Chángshā, and appointed Lù Jī to serve as commander of the front line. Huì and [Lù] Jī were of the same hometown and very close, so he was worried he would come to disaster and said to him: “Why don’t you resign your position as commander to Wáng Cuì?” Jī said: “What you request is that I flee from traitors like a rat. That is a faster way to harm.” Jī was later killed, and his two younger brothers Yún and Dān were also killed, and Huì was deeply hurt and regretful for them. Yǒngxīng first year , he went with the Imperial Carriage to Yè. The Excellency of Works and King of Dōnghǎi [Sīmǎ] Yuè commanded troops at Xiàpī. Huì sent a letter to Yuè, concealing his name and calling himself a Nányuè hermit Qín Mìzhī, urging him to plan to send troops to rescue the ruler and rectify the era, and his words were righteous and deeply good. Yuè kept the letter and posted it by roads all around, seeking to recruit its author. Huì therefore went out to meet him, and Yuè at once appointed him Recorder and Military Advisor, specializing in managing written documents and providing advise and comments on plans. Every time there was written dispatch, Yuè or a relay horse urgently sent it to him, and he answered orders with success, and all had the literary style of an Imperial decree. He accumulated promotions to prominent positions, and later became General Spreading Martial ability and Calm Abundant Inner Historian. Aged forty-seven years he died. Huì’s literary writings numbered several tens of volumes.