The Family of Eldred Bentley
Compiled and Submitted by Dolores Davidson, 2003.
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Descendants of William Bentley

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM1 BENTLEY was born August 29, 1640 in Gravesend England, and died
July 11, 1720 in Kingstown Rhode Island. He married SARAH ELDRED, daughter
of WILLIAM ELDRED and ANN LUMPKIN. She was born October 10, 1650, and died
December 28, 1731.

Notes for WILLIAM BENTLEY:
Note:
First generation in Rhode Island. Sailed from Gravesend,
England, May 27, 1671 in the ship, "Arabelle", Richard Sprague,
Master. The vessel landed at Boston, MA. William Bentley and
forty-one others of Narragansett sent a petition to the King,
praying that "he would put an end to those differences about the
government thereof, which has been so fatal to the prosperity of
the place; animosity still arising in the people's minds, as
they stand affected to this or that government" (dated - July
29, 1679). Followed currying trade
wife
Ship ArAbella to New England 27 May 1671
the Ar bella was the flag ship for the Winthrop Fleet and carried John
Winthrop here in 1630

Arabella Passenger List
Richard Sprague, Master

William Shoars
William Hadwell
William Syton
George Ash
George Bearbeik
Robert collins
William Bentley **
Josiah Hobbs
John Clarke
Robert Halworthy
Eliza Coleman
Andrew Rodgers
Joseph read
Thomas Webb
John Parker
Stephen Bustells
Joseph Bortes
Samuel Borthmaer
Robert Gibbert
Henry Mumford
Hentry Tarlton
William twide, Colleman
Gravesend May 27, 1671: The passengers above mentioned were all willing to
goe [sic] to New Nelgnad as are Regestered [sic] according to order. William
Burnney, Clarke of ye Passage


The Bentley Family.

As early as 1679 we know that there was a William Bentley who resided in
Kings Town, Rhode Island, for history shows that he with 41 others of
Narragansett, sent a petition to the King praying that "he would put an end
to these differences about the government thereof, which hath been so fatal
to the prosperity of the place; animosities still arising in the people's
minds, as they stand affected to this or that government."

William Bentley was a currier by trade, and his name appears upon the town
record in various transactions. In 1687, Sept. 6, he was taxed 48. 6 1/2d.
In 1705 he had liberty granted by the town to set up a house, convenient for
carrying on of his currying trade. In 1712, Jan. 20, he deeded to his son
James 128 acres. In 1715, Nov. 1, he deeded to his son Thomas 11 acres
recently bought of widow Weathers and her son. In 1720 he died and his wife
Sarah and son Benjamin were appointed executors under his will. There were
bequests to his eldest son William, and also to sons James, and Thomas, and
Benjamin, and to his daughter Jane Whitmore.

So far as known all the Bentleys in America, who date back their ancestry to
a period prior to the Revolutionary War, are descendents of William Bentley,
Sr., of Rhode Island. Possibly he may have had brothers, but we have no
certain record of them. However there are some traditions that are worthy of
consideration, in which it is claimed that there were two or three brothers.

John D. Bentley, of Corry, Pa., writes: "My father and a son now living in
Boston, both of whom were at some expense and travel in tracing the name
back, claimed that there were three Bentleys, who came from England, one
settling in Rhode Island, one in Berlin, Rensselaer County, New York, and
one was an officer in command of an English regiment, which was quartered in
eastern New York and who returned to England.


Will of William BENTLEY of Rhode Island

28 Record, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI, Miscellaneous
Manuscript B477w. Handwritten, faded ink, uneven fragmentation to 5/8 inch
from former right edge of single sheet, writing of the last digit oe two of
some of the years is either on missing fragments or hidden by loose or
folded fragmenting particles along what is now an uneven right edge breaking
up in small particles, and writing extends from the top edge of the sheet to
the left and right edges of the sheet to 3/4 inch from the bottom of the
sheet of paper on which the writing appears. The first ten lines are
seperated from the last ten lines by two parallel horizontal-solid-lines 1/8
inch apart drawn with straight edge fron left edge to right edge. To this
searcher the writing appears to be as follows from a xerox copy (July 10,
1978).

1) William Bentley Born in Ampthill in Bedfordshire
2) England and departed this Life in Kingstown
3) 83 yrs and 11 days of His age and Sarah Bently She
4) the Wife of ye above William departed this Life
5) December ye 28 1731
6) Mary Austen Born in ye year 1670
7) William Bently Son of William Born Jan (?)* ye day --1677
8) James Bently Son of William Born May ye 26 dy --1679
9) Thomas Bently Son of William Born June ye 19 dy--1685
10) Benjamin Bently Son of William Born March ye 27 dy--169- (1690?)
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11) Thomas Bently the Son of William was Born June ye 19
12) Mary Bently the Wife of Thos Bently was Born June ye
13) 27 in ye of Lord 1702
14) the Brith of Thomas and Mary Bently Chi
15) Jane Bently was Born October ye 25 dy 1707
16) Mary Bently was born Febuary ye 22 day 1709
17) William Bently was born December 18 Day 171- (1710?) (1710)
18) Benjamin Bently was Born July ye 5 Day 1714
19) Thomas Bently ye Son of Thomas was Born July ye 11 (1717?) (1717)
**20) Benjamin Bently Departed this Life March 15 D 17-- (1794?) (179-)

VOL II, P. 1249

"From William BENTLEY, who emigrated from Lancashire, England, to Exeter,
RI, in 1675..."

"A LINE OF DESCENT FROM WILLIAM BENTLEY OF KINGSTOWN" by Alden G. Beaman,
Ph.D

[Family of Ezekial (4) Bentley by Mrs. Cyril M. Edmunds]

"William (1) Bentley was born about 1652 of Kingstown, and his inventory was
taken 11 Jul 1720 at Kingstown where his will was proved in 1720. Some
secondary sources allege that he was the son of an earlier William Bentley.
He married Sarah __________ who was born about 1656 of Kingstown and who was
mentioned in his will. No evidence has been found to support the claim made
by certain secondary sources that her maiden name was Liethfield."

SOURCES: NK TCP 6:11-14 Will William Bentley. RI TCP 2: 322-325 Will William
Bentley. Ex TCP 1: 75-77 Will John Wightman; 4:43-46 Will Thomas Bentley. We
LE 4: 1-2 old #'s or 28-29 new #'s William Bentley & Elizabeth Bentley his
wife to their son George Bently, dtd 24 Dec 1723. J. N. Arnold, Vit Rec R.I.
Vol 5: NK p 9, 50 , 57. SK p 8. We p 11. J. O. Austin, Gen Dict R.I. p 19,
67, 159, 226-227, 234-237, 454. M. L. Holeman, Bentley mms. E. Sarter,
Bentley Family
(1953) Fam (1953) p vi-vii, 3,21-26, 28-29. J.H. Lobdell, Bentley Gleanings
(1905) p 8. M. A. Benns, Albro mms p 2. M. R. Whitman, Desc George Wightman
(1939) p 1, 26-27.


"Genealogical Classification By Family Group Coding for Descent From Common
Ancestors", By Cameron Ralph Stewart, Vol. II, Page 1116

"When in 1705 the town granted him liberty to erect his tan house (a tannery
for the making of leather), the land allotted for the purpose was not
apparently otherwise occupied. However, when the "vacant lands" were in 1709
"platted" and "laid out" to Captain John ELDRED from whom on December 14,
1716, William BENTLEY bought eight acres which included the tan house and
"garding" and on which he continued to live until his death in 1720 when it
fell to his youngest son Benjamin (2) as his inheritance.

Eleanor L. Trismen, "Ancestors of the Bentley's of Chautauqua County, N.Y.",
pages K, L, &M

Page K
Records of William1 Bentley in America

William1 BENTLEY was probably the William who sailed from Gravesend,
England, May 27, 1671 in the ship, "Arabelle", Richard SPRAGUE, Master. The
vessel landed at Boston, Mass. (The original of this entry was in possession
of Samuel Gardiner DRAKE in 1860 and was published in his "Founders of New
England", 1860, p.78).

Dated: July 29, 1679. William BENTLEY and forty-one others of Narragansett
sent a petition to the King, praying that "he would put an end to those
differences about the government thereof, which has been so fatal to the
prosperity of the place; animosity still arising in the people's minds, as
they stand affected to this or that government."

Dated: Sept. 6, 1687. William BENTLEY taxed by town of Kingstown. 4
shillings, 6 1/2 pence.

Dated: April 1705, Kingstown town record, "William1 BENTLEY has liberty
granted from this town to "sett" up a house convenient to the carrying on of
his currying trade on or ------ Rhode near to Samuel PHILLIPS his house
and ----- sd. BENTLEY shall have conveniency of land fo----- garding and
place to dry his leather near to his
house."
(part of above record burned).
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Dated: June 16, 1687 (R.I. Colonial Records Book 3, p.230)
"Sir Edward ANDROS writes from Boston to Capt. John FONES, Justice of the
Peace for Kings Province, that he has received complaints from certain
French Protestants, who had recently settled in East Greenwich that John
SWEET, Joseph REYNOLDS, Henry REYNOLDS and others had without authority
mowed meadows lying near their settlement. On Aug. 5, 1687, the Governor
writes to Major Richard SMITH that 'All hay cut and made upon the meadows
aforesaid shall be divided into two equal shares - one for the use of James
Rennels (REYNOLDS), James Rennels Jr., Henry Rennels, Francis Rennels, John
SWEET and William BENTLEY of Kingstown'."

Dated: 1709 William BENTLEY, Joseph REYNOLDS, Joseph REYNOLDS Jr. and Robert
REYNOLDS purchased 787 acres of land in Exeter, situated directly west of
Lafayette about 1 1/2 miles and between Exeter Hill and Huckleberry Hill,
bounded on the north by Ten Rod Road, east by the road leading to
Slocumville, south by the northwest line of the Pettaquamscut Purchase and
west by Purgatory or Hardscrabble Road. (North Kingstown Land Evidence, Vol.
2, p.38).

Benjamin REYNOLDS, son of Joseph, received part of this land in 1714. Joseph
REYNOLDS had

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255 acres in the southeastern part; Joseph Jr. had 133 acres lying west of
the road running south from Exeter Hill. Robert REYNOLDS had about 144 acres
between his father and his brother, Joseph. William1 BENTLEY had 195 acres
in the northeast portion lying next to the Ten Rod Road. John3 REYNOLDS
acquired the BENTLEY FARM from James BENTLEY, son of William1, about 1718.
(Reynolds Family Association, 1922 Report).

Dated: Jan. 26, 1712. William1 BENTLEY and his wife, Sarah, deeded son James
128 acres.

Dated: June 14, 1714. William1 BENTLEY bought of Priscilla WEATHERS, widow
of Thomas, and her son John, 11 acres for 13 pounds.

Dated: Mar.17, 1715. William1 BENTLEY appealed from judgement of Justice
Court in his case against James UPDIKE.

Dated: Aug. 1, 1718. His wife, Sarah testafied that Samuel ELDRED, father of
her cousin John ELDRED, did dwell upon the land where John now dwells, fifty
years ago.




Notes for SARAH ELDRED:
Was Sarahs 2nd marriage;


>From the unbublished manuscript of ELEANOR TRISMAN:

"SARAH ELDRED by her first husband (LEITHFIELD) had two sons, JAMES
LEITHFIELD and THOMAS LEITHFIELD, both freeman of North Kingston, Rhode
Island on Dec 21, 1696. Sarah's Mother was ANN LUMPKIN who was the daughter
of TAMAZINE _________ and WILLIAM LUMPKIN from Norwich, England, ANN LUMPKIN
was in New England by 1637 and she married WILLIAM ELDRED in 1647. Ann died
in October 1676."

See the book, "Genealogical Classification By Family Group Coding for
Descent From Common Ancestors", By Cameron Ralph Stewart, Vol. II, Pages
1726-1728 for evidence of Sarah's last name.

World Family Tree Ref # 369 Vol 36:
"Notes written in pedigree #369: " Regarding the identity of Sarah Bentley's
parents - those who propose Leithfield or Litchfield as her maiden name seem
to use the book "Persecutions of the Baptists by the Boston Church" as their
reference. What this book might contain to support their contention is
unknown to us. However, the dates they give and the insistence on the three
Williams as Grandfather, Father and Son theory, which is unsupportable, lead
us to believe there is nothing in this book to prove Sarah's parentage.

Those who believe she was an Eldred point to the testimony given by Sarah in
1718 concerning Samuel Eldred
dwelling on the land where his son John then lived fifty years ago (i.e.,
about 1668). She even mentioned that the
old road ran on the east side of the house (a fact supported by the
testimony of Henry Knowles). It would appear
that she was living in Rhode Island in or before 1668.

Since there is no known evidence to connect her to the family of Samuel
Eldred (and apparently her testimony did
not contain any language indicating a family connection with Samuel and
John) some searchers have decided she is the daughter of William and Anne
(Lumpkin) Eldred of Yarmouth, MA. She is said to be their 3rd (or 4th)
child,
born about 1650. At least one family researcher, Miss Eva Boone, had
received from another family historian, a
reference number for a marriage between Sarah and William Bentley. However,
they had no marriage date and our inquiries to Yarmouth regarding this
reference number produced no record. In addition, no connection between
William Eldred of Yarmouth and Samuel Eldred of Kingstown has ever been
proven - at least not as far as we are aware."

Ancestry file Lumpkin


Marriage 1 LEITHFIELD
Children
James LEITHFIELD b: BEF 1696
Thomas LEITHFIELD b: BEF 1696

Marriage 2 William BENTLEY , Sr. b: 29 AUG 1640 in Ampthill, Bedfordshire,
England
Married: ABT 1674
Children
Benjamin BENTLEY b: 1683 in North Kingston, Rhode Island
Robert BENTLEY
William BENTLEY , Jr. b: 8 JUL 1677 in North Kingston, Washingon County,
Rhode Island
James BENTLEY b: 26 MAY 1679 in Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island
Thomas BENTLEY b: ABT 1685 in Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island
Jane BENTLEY b: 1686


Children of WILLIAM BENTLEY and SARAH ELDRED are:
2. i. WILLIAM2 BENTLEY, b. 1674, Kings Town, Westerly, Richmond RI; d. Bet.
January 25 - June 11, 1760, Richmond, RI Will Proved dateproved 1760. Aug.
12, (by Governor after petition).
3. ii. JANE BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1677; d. Aft. May 08, 1754,
Kingston,Washington,RI.
4. iii. JAMES BENTLEY, b. May 26, 1679; d. 1768.
5. iv. BENJAMIN BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1682; d. 1744.
6. v. THOMAS BENTLEY, b. June 19, 1685, Kingston, Washington County, Rhode
Island; d. March 08, 1778, Exeter, Washington, RI.


Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM2 BENTLEY (WILLIAM1) was born 1674 in Kings Town, Westerly,
Richmond RI, and died Bet. January 25 - June 11, 1760 in Richmond, RI Will
Proved dateproved 1760. Aug. 12, (by Governor after petition). He married
(1) ELIZABETH GARDNER 1712 in Stonington, CT First Congregational Church,
daughter of GEORGE GARDINER and TABITHA TEFFT. She died Bef. 1734 in RI.
He married (2) BATHSHEBA GREENE Abt. 1734, daughter of GEORGE GREENE and
MARY TIBBETS. She was born Abt. 1698 in North Kingstown RI.

Notes for WILLIAM BENTLEY:
William Married 2nd to Bathsheba GREENE b: abt 1698 had more children
1758 -Pg. 501. William BENTLEY, of Richmond, yeoman, gave land "for love" to
his son William BENTLEY Jr. of Richmond, weaver. dtd & ack 27 Mar 1758.
Witn: Joseph Boss & Edward Perry (Nellie M.C. Beaman, "Abstracts of
Richmond, Rhode Island Land Evidence, Vol. 1, 1748-1759." Rhode Island
Genealogical Register Vol. 3.1 (July 1980), p. 66).

1760 - William BENTLEY, of Richmond, will dated 18Aug1748, proved before
Govenor & Council at Newport 11Jun1760 at which time all previous acts of
the Richmond Town Council regarding this will were made null & void, after a
bitter struggle between the widow & the Richmond Town Council (including the
Council's order to the Seargent to take the Widow to South Kingstown to
deliver her to keeper of His Majesties Goal, pg. 291), pgs. 322-325.
Mentions: Wife Barsheba Bentley. (Bathsheba* )Sons John Bentley eldest,
*George Bentley, Caleb Bentley, Ezekiel Bentley, William Bentley, Thomas
Bentley, James Bentley, Greene Bentley, & Benjamin Bentley--the last 5 sons
referred to by testator as my 5 youngest children all under 21, & son
Benjamin called under 14. Daughters Elizabeth Potter eldest, Tabethy Sweet,
Ruhamer James, & Mary James. (Lucille B. Beaman, "Abstracts of Richmond,
Rhode Island Wills: Richmond Probate Court Vol. 1, 1747-1768," Rhode Island
Genealogical Register Vol. 4.3 (Jan. 1982): 218 ).
Inventory of his estate 486 pounds, 15s.

RHODE ISLAND BENTLEYS.
>From a chart issued some years ago by Joel Munsell's Sons, genealogical and
docal history publishers, of Albany, N. Y., we glean the only information we
have of the Bentley family in Rhode Island. From this chart it appears that
William Bentley, of Kingstown, R. I., signed the petition heretofore
referred to on page 4, on the 29th day of July, 1679. It is also stated that
his wife's name was Sarah, and that he died in 1720.

Thus far we have no Documentary Evidence or Distinct Traditions, connecting
these Rhode Island Bentleys with the New York and Pennsylvania Bentleys, but
the family names, dates of births, and all the surrounding circumstances (or
res gestae as the lawyers would say) indicate their kinship. If anyone can
prove the contrary, I would be glad to hear from him. William Bentley had
five children who are recorded in the Rhode Island chart as follows:

I. | WILLIAM, | b Kings Town, Westerly, Richmond,
1. John,
| m. (1) 1703, Apr. 21, | d 1760 R I
2. George,
| MARY ELIOT, | b
3. Caleb,
| m (2) 1734, Aug 1, (Israel | d of Eliot
4. Ezekiel,
| BATHSHERA LAWIS, (w. of | b
5. Elizabeth,
| d of Lewis
6. Tabitha.
He married his first wife at Stonington, Conn.
7. Ruhama,
1712. Freeman.
8. Mary,
1748. Aug. 18. Will--proved 1760. Aug. 12, (by Grovernor after petition
(2d wife)
1760, May), Exx, wife Bathsheba. The eldest son John, 55.,
9. William, 1735. May 29.
he having had alrendy, and like amount to sons George, Caleb
10. Thomas,
and Erekiel, eldest daughter Elizabeth Potter, daughters Tabitha
11. James, 1739, Jun 6.
Sweet, Rnhama James and Mary James. To wife Bathsheba, all
12. Greene, 1741, Afar 23.
my household goods and movable estate. Executrix to sell homestead
13. Benjamin, 1744, Jun 11.
and house I now live in, when my son Benjamin comes to
age of fourteen, and divide equally to my five youngest children,
viz: William, Thomas, James, Greene and Benjamin Bentley, To
wife Bathsheba, all income of whole estate, real and personal, to
being up my five youngest children.
Inventory o486, 158., viz: apparel, spinning wheel, linen wheel,
cow, 2 sheep, &c.

takes practiced reading, I figured it out;



"A LINE OF DESCENT FROM WILLIAM BENTLEY OF KINGSTOWN", by Alden G. Beaman,
Ph.D.
"Family of Ezekiel (4) Bentley by Mrs. Cyril M. Edmunds"

"William (2) Bentley (William (1)), cordwainer, was born about 1676 at North
Kingstown, Son of William Bentley (ba 1652) and Sarah (ba 1653), and he died
between 25 Jan 1760 when he sold land to his son William, Jr. and 21 Mar
1760 when his inventory was taken, his will being proved 11 Jun 1760 before
the Governor and Council after a bitter struggle between his widow and the
Richmond Probate Court. He married (1) Elizabeth (possibly Elizabeth
GARDINER) who was born about 1680 of North Kingstown, and died after 24 Dec
1723 when she signed
the Westerly Land Evidence. He married (2) 1 Aug 1734 at Westerly Bathsheba
Greene born about 1698 of Westerly daughter of George Greene (br 1665) and
Mary Tibbets (br 1670), and died after 11 Oct 1775 when she appeared before
the Richmond Town Council and testified. Bathsheba had married (1) Isreal
LEWIS who was born 22 June 1695 at Westerly, son of Isreal Lewis (ba 1670)
and Joanna or Jane Babcock (ba 1675), and died in 1732. Bathsheba later
married (3) 29 Mar 1761 at North Kingstown John BISSELL of North KIngstown."

SOURCES: NK TCP 6: 11-14 Will William Bentley; 6: 140-142 Will George
Gardner; 8: 264-266 Will Benony Sweet. SK TCP 2: 104-108 Will Thomas Potter;
3:56-59 Will William Gould. Ex TCP 4:43-46 Will Thomas Bentley; 5:126-128
Will Caleb Bentley Ri TCP 1:322-325 Will William Bentley; 1: 434 Cert Green
Bentley; 2:174 Bashaba Bissel testified; 3:108-110 Will James James; 3:110
Will Lornhamer James. Ch TCP 1:112-114 Will William James; 1:292-293 Will
Susannah Barber, widow. Will John Gould dtd 11 Apr 1763 pvd 2 Feb 1764 at
Charlotte, Dutchess Co., N.Y. We LE 4:1-2 old #'s or 28-29 new #'s William
Bentley & Elizabeth Bentley his wife to their son George Bently dtd 24 Dec
1723. SK LE 6:353-354 dtd 31 Oct 1765 Caleb Bentley & Tabitha his wife. J.
N. Arnold, Vit Rec R.I. Vol 5 NK p 8-9, 30 57, 91. SK p 8, 26, 32. We p 11,
42, 79, 114. Ri p 24. J. O. Austin, Gen Dict R. I. p 13, 19, 124, 195, 357.
A.G. Beaman, NEHGR 126:247-254 (1972). M. L. Bliven & R.W. Sherman, Barber
mms forward & p 4. A. Gorton, Gorton Gen (1907) p 178. T.R. Hazard, Olden
Times (1879) p 265. M.L. Holeman, Bentley mms parts 6 & 7. J.H. Lobdell,
Bentley Gleanings (1905) p 8. C.E. Robinson, Gardiners of Narra (1919) p 6,
17, 49. E. Sarter, Bentley Fam (1953) p vi, 20 -23.



Children of WILLIAM BENTLEY and ELIZABETH GARDNER are:
7. i. JOHN3 BENTLEY, b. June 22, 1700.
8. ii. GEORGE BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1702; d. 1802.
9. iii. CALEB BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1711; d. Bet. 1791 - 1792.
iv. EZEKIEL BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1709.
v. ELIZABETH BENTLEY, m. POTTER.
10. vi. TABITHA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1705, N. Kingston, RI.
vii. RHUAMA BENTLEY, m. JAMES.
viii. MARY BENTLEY, m. JAMES.


Children of WILLIAM BENTLEY and BATHSHEBA GREENE are:
11. ix. WILLIAM3 BENTLEY, b. May 29, 1735, Richmond, Washington, Rhode
Island; d. September 20, 1800, Troy, Rensselaer, Ny.
x. THOMAS BENTLEY, b. August 01, 1737; m. MARY REYNOLDS.
xi. JAMES BENTLEY, b. June 06, 1739.
12. xii. GREENE BENTLEY, b. April 23, 1741; d. March 04, 1820, Tioga Co.,Ny.
xiii. BENJAMIN BENTLEY, b. June 11, 1744.


3. JANE2 BENTLEY (WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1677, and died Aft. May 08, 1754
in Kingston,Washington,RI. She married JOHN WEIGHTMAN January 06, 1699/00.
He was born April 16, 1674, and died 1756.

Children of JANE BENTLEY and JOHN WEIGHTMAN are:
i. ALICE3 WEIGHTMAN, b. October 16, 1702, North Kingston,RI; d. Abt. 1731;
m. JOB HARRINGTON, June 08, 1722.

Notes for ALICE WEIGHTMAN:
JOB HARRINGTON -- married June 8, 1722, Alcie Weightman, daughter of John
and Jane (Bentley) Weightman, of North Kingstown.
Children.
i Sarah, 4th daughter, b. Aug. 13....
ii Lydia, b. 12th....
iii Job, Jr., b. 21st....
iv Ebenezer, b. 2d.. .
v William, b. 15th July....
vi Alcie, b. 8th Oct.....
vii Elizabeth, b. 25th March....
data source;
Arthur Aylsworth and His Descendants in America



ii. SARAH WEIGHTMAN.
iii. JOHN WEIGHTMAN.
iv. JAMES WEIGHTMAN.
v. VALENTINE WEIGHTMAN.
vi. JANE WEIGHTMAN.
vii. MARY WEIGHTMAN.
viii. DEBORAH WEIGHTMAN.
ix. LYDIA WEIGHTMAN, m. ABRAHAM WILCOX.


4. JAMES2 BENTLEY (WILLIAM1) was born May 26, 1679, and died 1768. He
married (1) HANNAH UNKNOWN. He married (2) DOROTHY ALBRO December 28,
1710 in RI, daughter of SAMUEL ALBRO and ISABEL LAWTON. She was born Abt.
1680 in Portsmouth,Newport,Rhode Island.

Notes for JAMES BENTLEY:
"Evidently not much is known about James Bentley. According to James Arnold,
a much quoted historian of Rhode Island, This James Bentley had other
children but 'names and dates burned off.' This may refer to James' will
which could have been one of the many documents damaged or destroyed by the
Wickford fire of 1870.
"In any event, there seems not to be agreement among researchers about the
little that is know of his family. some have given the daughter of his first
marriage as Hannah. Since his second wife was named Hannah it does seem
reasonable to assume a child named Hannah was from this second marriage."
[Hannah was a very common name during that period, so her name may have been
Hannah, with no reference to the names of his wives.]
"Those who give only 'daughter' of first marriage mention that she could
have been a 'Jane' who married in 1726.
"James was listed as a freeman in 1696.
In 1711/12 William and Sarah Bentley deeded land to son James.
In 1710 he served for 169 days in a military campaign against Port Royal,
Nova Scotia, in the War of Spanish Succession, known to the colonists as
Queen Anne's war.


Child of JAMES BENTLEY and HANNAH UNKNOWN is:
i. HANNAH3 BENTLEY, b. December 15, 1718, ,Rhode Island; m. ROBERT
REYNOLDS.

Notes for HANNAH BENTLEY:
ROBERT3 REYNOLDS, 2nd (Joseph,2 James1) was born in (North) Kingstown about
1720 and died in ....., ..... .., 17.., He married (1) in North Kingstown,
July .., 1742. Annah Gardiner, born in North Kingstown, about 1722, died in
......, ..... .., 175-, daughter of Robert and Lydia (Littlefield) Gardiner;
married (2) in Exeter, July 15, 1753. Hannah Bentley, born in (North)
Kingstown, Dec. 15, 1718, died in ....., ..... .., 17.., daughter of James
and Hannah (.....) Bentley.

"Robert Reynolds and Annah Gardiner; m. by Benoni Hall, Justice of Peace,
July .., 1742."

"Robert Reynolds, of Joseph, of West Greenwich, and Hannah Bentley, of
Exeter, daughter of James Bentley; m. at Exeter, by Benoni Hall, Justice of
Peace, July 15, 1753."

June 24, 1730, Joseph Reynolds willed to his son, Robert Reynolds, 2nd, the
47 acres of land that he bought from his son, John Reynolds, said land being
bounded on the north by Samuel Reynolds, on the east by land of the said
Joseph Reynolds. The will was proved Sept. 11, 1739.
Source
The Reynolds Family Association of America 1892-1930-1931 Thirty-Ninth and
Fortieth Annual


5. BENJAMIN2 BENTLEY (WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1682, and died 1744. He
married PATIENCE RATHBONE, daughter of THOMAS RATHBONE and MARY DICKENS.
She was born November 14, 1690 in Block Island,New Shoreham,Rhode Island.

Notes for PATIENCE RATHBONE:

Thomas (Rathbone) was an influential citizen of Block Island and apparently
the most prominent of the five brothers. He was admitted as a freeman in
1684, elected a second townsman in 1692, and served as first townsman in
1700-1702. His fellow islanders elected him the island's deputy to the Rhode
Island General Assembly in 1700, 1703, 1705, and 1711, and again in 1730 and
1731 when he was past 709...
He owned considerable property on Block Island, and is referred to as
"Captain Thomas Rathbun" in the town records...
An indication of his wealth is shown in the inventory of his estate, which
listed 27 cattle, 210 sheep, seven swine, two horses and six Negro slaves.
Since census records show only about 20 Negroes on Block Island at that
period, it would appear that he owned fully a third of the slaves on the
island. An idea of the value of the slaves is given in the inventory,
which listed a male named Mingo, valued at 60 pounds; a boy named Quoming,
at 80 pounds; one woman at 40 pounds; and three "wenches" at 200 pounds
(about 66 pounds each)...
Children of THOMAS RATHBONE and MARY DICKENS are:
I. MARGARET6 RATHBONE, b. January 17, 1685/8621; d. WFT Est. 1702-1780; m.
JOHN RATHBONE, WFT Est. 1702-1732; b. January 09, 1683/8421; d. WFT Est.
1703-1775.
ii. MARY RATHBONE, b. November 24, 168721; d. WFT Est. 1701-1781; m. THOMAS
DODGE, WFT Est. 1701-1734; b. WFT Est. 1670-1690; d. WFT Est. 1704-1776.
iii. PATIENCE RATHBONE, b. November 14, 169021; d. WFT Est. 1704-1784; m.
BENJAMIN BENTLEY, WFT Est. 1704-1737; b. WFT Est. 1673-1693; d. WFT Est.
1707-1779.
iv. CONTENT RATHBONE, b. January 17, 1691/9221; d. WFT Est. 1706-1786; m.
SAMUEL ELDRED, WFT Est. 1706-1739; b. WFT Est. 1675-1695; d. WFT Est.
1709-1781.
v. THOMAS RATHBONE, b. January 29, 1694/9521; d. WFT Est. 1712-1785; m.
LYDIA MOTT, WFT Est. 1712-1745; b. WFT Est. 1691-1711; d. WFT Est.
1712-1795.
vi. SARAH RATHBONE, b. April 01, 169821; d. WFT Est. 1710-1792; m. JONATHAN
RATHBONE, WFT Est. 1710-1741; b. November 25, 168821; d. WFT Est. 1714-1779.
vii. ELIZABETH RATHBONE, b. March 13, 1699/0021; d. WFT Est. 1727-1794; m.
JOHN GAY, February 14, 1720/2121; b. WFT Est. 1675-1702; d. WFT Est.
1726-1789.
viii. SAMUEL RATHBONE, b. July 01, 170221; d. WFT Est. 1719-1792; m. ABIGAIL
ELDRED, WFT Est. 1719-1752; b. WFT Est. 1698-1718; d. WFT Est. 1719-1802.
ix. JOHN RATHBONE, b. May 29, 170521; d. WFT Est. 1722-1795; m. (1)
EXPERIENCE MOTT, WFT Est. 1722-1755; b. WFT Est. 1701-1721; d. WFT Est.
1722-1805; m. (2) MARY ROSE, WFT Est. 1722-1755; b. WFT Est. 1701-1721; d.
WFT Est. 1722-1805.
x. SYBIL RATHBONE, b. March 16, 1706/0721; d. WFT Est. 1721-1801; m. (1)
HEZEKIAH WILCOX, WFT Est. 1721-1754; b. WFT Est. 1690-1710; d. WFT Est.
1724-1796; m. (2) SAMUEL LITTLEFIELD, WFT Est. 1721-1754; b. WFT Est.
1690-1710; d. WFT Est. 1724-1796.

Rathbone genealogies from the World Family Tree Maker

Thomas Rathbone was born in Massachusetts, in 1657, and moved to Block
Island with his parents, where, August 21, 1685, he married Mary, daughter
of Nathaniel and Joan Dickens. (" New Shoreham Marriages," page 17.) May 5,
1696, he was made Freeman of Block Island, and in 1700, 1703, 1704, 1705,
171 1, 1717 and 1731, served as Deputy to the General Court. In 1702, he was
Lieutenant of the militia company, and in 1730, was Captain. His will was
dated November 16, 1733, and was proved June 10, 1734. Issue:

Margaret Rathbone, b. Jan. 17, 1686.
Mary Rathbone, b. Nov. 24, 1687.
Patience Rathbone, b. Nov. 14, 1690; m. Benjamin Bentley.
Constance Rathbone, b. Jan. 17, 1692.
Thomas Rathbone, b. Jan. 29, 1695; m. Oct. 7, 1715, by Simon Ray, Warden,
Lydia Mott. The " Rathbone Genealogy " gives this date as Oct. 27, 1715,
which is not correct and does not agree with the original record at New
Shoreham.
Sarah Rathbone, b. Apr. 1, 1698; m. Jonathan Rathbone, of Lyme, Conn.
Elizabeth Rathbone, b. Mar. 1, 1700; m. Feb. 14, 1720, John Gay.
Samuel Rathbone, b. July 1, t702; m. (1) Experience ; m. (2) Abigaill - .
(5) John Rathbone, b. May 29, 1705.
Syble Rathbone, or Sylvia, b. Mar. 16, 1707; m. Wilcox.
from Part I pages 20-47 of the Clarke-King Ancestry pub.1917

Children of BENJAMIN BENTLEY and PATIENCE RATHBONE are:
i. BENJAMIN3 BENTLEY, b. June 11, 1744.
ii. WILLIAM BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1720; m. MARY/ MERCY SWEET, April 29, 1750; b.
October 23, 1726.
iii. ELIZABETH BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1724; m. ISRAEL TRIPP, September 02, 1744;
b. March 22, 1715/16.
13. iv. OLIVER BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1736.


6. THOMAS2 BENTLEY (WILLIAM1) was born June 19, 1685 in Kingston,
Washington County, Rhode Island, and died March 08, 1778 in Exeter,
Washington, RI. He married (1) ELIZABETH CHAMBERLAIN June 06, 1706,
daughter of JACOB CHAMBERLAIN and MARY CHILDE. She was born 1685, and died
1718 in RI. He married (2) MARY REYNOLDS May 20, 1722. She was born Abt.
1690.

Notes for THOMAS BENTLEY:
Death: 1778 in Exeter, Washington County, Rhode Island
Occupation: Cordwainer -- A Shoemaker that uses cordovan leather
Reference Number: 02421.PN
Note: He was a "CORDWAINER" <shoemaker>.


He was a cordwainer,
1712. Freeman.
1718, Mar. He had suit brought against him by Thomas Phillips,
for ??espass, &c., and answered that he rightly possesseth in
the right of his father, William Bentley.
He may have been identical with Thomas Bentley of Exeter, who
died 1778, and who mentions in his will (dated 1772, Jun. 15,
proved 1778. Apr. 15) wite Mary, sons William and Benjamin, and
grandson Caleb.
Source notes
The Bentley Family

Children of THOMAS BENTLEY and ELIZABETH CHAMBERLAIN are:
i. CALEB3 BENTLEY.
ii. JANE BENTLEY, b. October 23, 1707.
iii. MARY BENTLEY, b. February 22, 1708/09.
14. iv. WILLIAM BENTLEY, b. December 18, 1710, Kingston,Washington,RI; d.
December 25, 1800, Beekman, Dutchess Co, NY.
15. v. BENJAMIN BENTLEY, b. July 05, 1714, Kingstown RI; d. March 15, 1799,
Exeter Ri.
16. vi. THOMAS BENTLEY, b. July 11, 1717.


Generation No. 3

7. JOHN3 BENTLEY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born June 22, 1700. He married
(1) ELIZABETH GARDNER March 30, 1727 in South Kingston, Washington County,
Rhode Island. She was born 1708. He married (2) MARY COTTRELL December 21,
1749 in RI. He married (3) MARY VAUGHN April 25, 1765.

Notes for JOHN BENTLEY:
Some of John BENTLEY'S family settled in Jefferson Co., New York and some in
Chemung Co., New York. They were nearly all Baptist , Greene BENTLEY , half
brother of John was driven out of Connecticut because he would not pay
thithes to the Church of England

Children of JOHN BENTLEY and ELIZABETH GARDNER are:
i. BENEDICT4 BENTLEY.
ii. SUSANNAH BENTLEY.
17. iii. GARDINER BENTLEY, b. October 01, 1744, RI; d. 1822, Chautauqua Co
NY.


Children of JOHN BENTLEY and MARY COTTRELL are:
18. iv. NILES4 BENTLEY, b. December 06, 1754, Washington, RICHMOND, RHODE
ISLAND; d. 1823, Sweden, Monroe, New York.
v. LUCY BENTLEY, b. November 15, 1752.


Children of JOHN BENTLEY and MARY VAUGHN are:
vi. WILLIAM4 BENTLEY.
vii. GEORGE BENTLEY.
viii. RUTH BENTLEY.


8. GEORGE3 BENTLEY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1702, and died 1802.
He married RUTH BARBER March 1722/23 in Rhode Island, daughter of MOSES
BARBER and SUSANNAH WEST. She was born June 23, 1705 in North Kingstown,
RI, and died September 21, 1755 in Stonington, New London Co.

Notes for GEORGE BENTLEY:
George lived in Westerly, RI, and for a short time in Rens. Co.,
NY. George was located (1723) on the Beaver River which is
located in the eastern part of Richmond, RI, not far from the
South Kingstown line, RI.
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants lists mother as
Mary (Eliot) Bentley . This is probably based on the account of
General Roliff Brinkerhoff, in "The Tribe of Benjamin" (* See below) who,
appears to have been in error in this case.
Marriage 1 Ruth BARBER b: 23 Jun 1705 in North Kingstown, RI
d aft 21SEP 1755 in Stonington, New London Co., CT 2
dau Moses (1) BARBER b: 1652
Mother: Susannah WEST b: abt 1666 in Kingstown, Washington Co.,
RI
Married: 4 Mar 1723/1724 in South Kingstown, RI
11 Children,

Note: On page 677 of a Family Bible dated 1810 owned by W. R. Bentley of
Berlin, Rensselaer County, New York lists the family record of "my father
George Bentley mother Ruth Barber" with all the children of this marriage,
including those children who died young. Those children who married have
their spouses listed, but there are no dates. However, those children and
their respective spouses who remained in Connecticut are correctly
identified. In the Connecticut probate papers of Ezekiel Bentley is a
document from John Barber Babcock, a nephew, "now resident of Albany County,
New York." Caleb, John, Mary and Abigail and perhaps others migrated to the
Albany area of New York.





More about George;
George Bentley Correction

"In the Book, "Tribe of Benjamin", by General Roeliff Brinkerhoff, 1897, we
find on p.4, the tradition of a George
Bentley who came from England and married Jane Carson, settling in Chester
Co., Penn. On p.8 there is mention of the above George Bentley and the
Bentleys who proceded him. It says this George was probably the son of
William2, of William1. This George is not the George3 Bentley of whom I
write. On p.9, Brinkerhoff lists his George Bentley's children as follows:

Children:
1. Shebazzer
2. House
3. Jeffrey
4. Absolom
5. Mary
6. Benjamin, b. 1757
7. Margaret, b. 1759
8. Joseph"

(*This george is the son of PHILIP and was b England,)


Children of Trisman's ancestor, George Bentley:
1. "William1 Bentley of R.I."
b. ,in England
d.
m. Sarah Eldred, whose first husband was a"Leithfield."

2. William2 Bentley of R.I.
m. 1st Elizabeth Gardner, mother of George3 (below)
m. 2nd Bathsheba (Greene) Lewis, widow of Israel Lewis.

3. George3 Bentley of R.I. and Rens. Co., N.Y., also Stonington, Ct.
m. Ruth Barber, d. of Moses Barber and Susanna Soule West

4. John4 Bentley of R.I. and Rens. Co., N.Y. (Stephentown)
m. Patience Shaw (called Phanie)

5. Eldred5 Bentley, Sr. of R.I., Rens. Co., N.Y. and Chaut. Co., N.Y.
m. 1st Betsey Abigail Allen, mother of G.W.6(below)
m. 2nd Katherine Cox"

"My George3 Bentley (Wm2, Wm1) was a native of Westerly, R.I. Later, for a
few years, my George3 stayed in Rens. Co., N.Y. where some of his children
lived. But not liking it, he moved back to Westerly, then finally lived with
son, George4 at Stonington, Ct. note: this information came from my cousin,
Arlie Bentley of Berlin, Rens. Co., N.Y., who in 1954 lived on the old Capt.
Caleb Bentley farm. Cousin, Arlie has in his possession the old Capt. Caleb
Bentley Bible.

I saw the Bible on May 31, 1953, later Arlie sent me a photostatic copy of
the first page which lists George3 Bentley, wife Ruth Barber, and their
children as follows:

1. John4 Bentley, wife "Phanie" Shaw
2. Mary4 Bentley, hus. 1. Joseph Babcock, 2. E. Weaver
3. Abigail4 Bentley, desceased at 12 years old.
4. George4 Bentley, wife Anna Carty
5. Elizabeth4 Bentley hus. John Babcock
6. Caleb4 Bentley - desceased abt. nine months old
7. Abigail4 Bentley hus. Nathaniel Niles
8. Mercy4 Bentley hus. Eliphalet Jones
9. Caleb4 Bentley wife 1. Mary Gardener, 2. Mary Hewitt
10. Ruth4 Bentley hus. Gideon Saterly
11. Ezekiel4 Bentley wife Elizabeth Chapman.
note: Elizabeth Chapman is called "Anna" elsewhere, possibly her middle
name."

"George's3 eldest son John4 named one of his boys, Eldred5, no doubt, after
his ancestor, William Eldred. Refer to
Wm2 Bentley's will, given in this work, you will George3 named his sons
after his brothers, John, Caleb & Ezekiel. As far as is known, George3 left
no will and, as yet, no tombstones have been found to mark either his grave
or his wife's, Ruth Barber. So many of the early markers have disappeared
with time, especially those buried on farms.

Refer: "Old Homes of Stonington", by Wheeler, 1903, p.221 which tells of the
location of George4 Bentley farm."

"3-2 George3 Bentley, 2nd son of William2 Bentley (Wm2, Wm1)
b. 1702 in R.I.
d. prob. buried on his son George4 farm
(11 ch.)
m. Ruth Barber on Mar. 4, 1723/4 d. of Moses and Susanna (West) Barber (b.
June 23, 1705)

note: George lived Westerly, R.I. and for a short time in Rens. Co., N.Y. In
1723 George was located on the Beaver River which is located in the eastern
part of Richmond, R.I. not far from the South Kingstown line, R.I. Until
1738 Richmond, R.I. was part of the town of Westerly. In 1738 Westerly was
divided into two towns -- Westerly and Charlestown. In 1747 Charlestown was
divided into two towns -- Charlestown and Richmond."



More About GEORGE BENTLEY:
Burial: Probably on son George's farm

Children of GEORGE BENTLEY and RUTH BARBER are:
19. i. JOHN4 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1725, Rhode Island; d. October 05, 1807,
Stephentown, Rensselear co., New York.
ii. CALEB BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1727, North Kingston, Washington County, Rhode
Island; d. Abt. 1727, Died at 9 months old.
iii. MARY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1728; m. (1) JOSEPH BABCOCK; m. (2) WEAVER.
iv. ABIGAIL BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1729, North Kingston, Washington County, Rhode
Island; d. Died age 12.
20. v. GEORGE BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1730, North Kingston, Washington County,
Rhode Island; d. October 24, 1814, North Kingston, Washington County, Rhode
Island.
vi. ELIZABETH BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1734; m. JOHN BABCOCK, May 08, 1759.
21. vii. ABIGAIL BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1737; d. died age 12.
22. viii. EZEKIEL BENTLEY, b. June 15, 1738, North Stonington, New London
County, Connecticut; d. February 03, 1834, North Stonington, New London
County, Connecticut.
ix. MERCY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1740, North Kingston, Washington County, Rhode
Island; m. ELIPHALET JONES, September 1765.
23. x. CALEB BENTLEY, b. May 20, 1742; d. March 05, 1827, Berlin
(Rensselaer) New York.
24. xi. RUTH BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1744, Stonington, New London, Ct; d. Dead in
Easton Town, Washington Co., N.y..


9. CALEB3 BENTLEY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1711, and died Bet.
1791 - 1792. He married (1) DORCAS GOULD January 21, 1737/38 in RI. She
was born Abt. 1715. He married (2) TABITHA GOULD Bet. 1759 - 1760, daughter
of WILLIAM GOULD and PENELOPE. She was born July 12, 1738.

Notes for CALEB BENTLEY:
Washington Co., RI

His will dated 13Jan1790, was proved 7Feb1792 Exeter, RI.
Children: Oliver, Elizabeth, Gideon, Dorcus, Caleb, William, John, Ann,
Gould, Thomas, Ezekiel, Mary, Penelope, Ebenezer, Waite, Normon, Sarah, **
Tabitha Dorcus, Gideon, Arnold.


Tabitha was the 17th of his Children;
His first wife Dorcas GOULD, Second wife Tabitha's mother was TABITHA GOULD;
b: 12 JUL 1738 in South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI

Sources:
Author: Alden G. Beaman
Title: "A Line of Descent From William Bentley of Kingstown"
Abbrev: RIGR, v.1 (October 1978)
Publication: Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Vol. 1 (October 1978)
Page: p. 95.

"RHODE ISLAND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER VOL I", P. 91-103, By Alden G. Beaman
Ph.D.
October 1978
"A LINE OF DESCENT FROM WILLIAM BENTLEY OF KINGSTOWN"
By Alden G. Beaman, Ph.D
Family of Ezekiel (4) Bentley by Mrs. Cyril M. Edmunds

p. 95

"Caleb (3) Bentley (William (2-1)) was born about 1711 of Westerly son of
William Bentley (ba 1676) and Elizabeth [Gardiner ?] (ba 1680), and his will
was proved 7 Feb 1792 at Exeter. He married (1) 21 Jan 1738 at North
Kingstown
Dorcas GOULD who was born about 1715 of North Kingstown daughter of John
Gould
(ba 1682) and Elizabeth Gardner (ba 1686). He married (2) Tabitha GOULD who
was
born 12 July 1738 at South Kingstown daughter of William Gould (ba 1710) and
Penelope _________ (ba1712), and died after 3 May 1802 when Frederick
Chappel
was to care for her."

"In his will Caleb Bentley mentioned twenty children all by name except
for one deceased daughter who was mentioned only as the deceased mother of
the
testator's grandson Lodowick Taber. These children were named in 3 groups:
First five sons who had all received before and who were presumably his
older
sons and listed in order of their birth and are no doubt of his firsrt wife.
Second the 8 daughters of his two wives also presumably in order of birth;
all
but the youngest unmarried (when the will was dated 13 Jan 1790) daughter
Tabitha had received before. Third 7 sons who were no doubt younger than the
first 5 and in order of birth who were all named in one item and who jointly
received a farm. No death date for the first wife and no marriage date for
the
second wife have been found, and only 5 of the 20 children have known or
calculated dates of birth. Thus it is somewhat difficult to divide the
children between the two wives, to intersperse the girls amoung the boys,
and
to approximate the unknown dates of birth. The second wife was born 12 July
1738 and so may have been married by about 1756. She was certainly married
before 31 Oct 1765 when she signed the South Kingstown Land Evidence as wife
of
Caleb Bentley. The daughters have been divided so that Penelope is given to
the
second wife Tabitha since Tabitha's mother was named Penelope. This makes
the
mext younges daughter Waite a daughter of Tabitha which checks since the
second
wife Tabitha had a sister Waite. Finally, the next youngest daughter Sarah
appears to be Tabitha's since Sarah married Fredrick Chappell who was
assigned
to look after Tabitha in her old age, and it would seem that he would be
Tabitha's son-in-law rather than a son-in-law of the first wife. The son
Thomas
(who was one of the 7 presumably younger sons sho shared the tract of land)
was
born 24 Aug 1750 as calculated from his age at death, and he (called son of
Caleb of Exeter) was married 17 Sep 1769 which agrees with the calculated
birth
date and precludes a significantly later birth date for him. The next
younger
son Ezekiel appears to have been the Ezekiel Bentley who was called 45+ in
the
1800 Census and who died 24 Feb 1833 age 82 years and so was born in 1751.
It
seems very improbable that thses sons born in 1750 and 1751 are sons of the
second wife Tabitha who was born 12 July 1738, and they ate therefore
asigned
to the first wife Dorcas. The son Ebernezer named immediately after Ezekiel
in
the gift of the farm to the 7 younger sons has been assigned to the second
wife
Tabitha. It appears that the second son named Gideon was not born until
after
the death of the first son Gideon whose inventory was taken in 1773."

"GENEALOGICAL CLASSIFICATION BY FAMILY GROUP CODING FOR DESCENT FROM COMMON
ANCESTORS", Vol II, p. 1178, by Cameron Ralph Stewart

"FBD. Caleb Bentley, son of Wiliam Bentley, Jr., and first wife. The first
wife,
mother of Caleb, was identified by descendant Gamaliel ALDEN Beaman as
Elizabeth Gardiner in his letter of May, 1978. In his letter ALden states
that
he is descended from Penelope Bentley, Dtr od Dorcas Gould and Caleb
Bentley,
son of William Bentley, son of WILLIAM BENTLEY."

"This searcher has referred to (1) Caleb Bentley's WILL for the names of
nineteen children (excepting "Elizabeth"), three grandsons, and wife
(second)
(Be599.) nd (2) A. G. Beaman's "Archive Record" sheets as a guide to the
tentative classification of Caleb's offspring (Be598.). This searcher has
not
made a detailed trace to living descendant Alden G. Beaman, P.O. Box 585,
East
Princeton, MA (01517), the compiler-publisher of several volumes entitled
"RHODE ISLAND VITAL RECORDS, NEW SERIES". The books are currently available
from him (1978)".

data from ancestry file
http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=danielbsr&id=I02126



Children of CALEB BENTLEY and DORCAS GOULD are:
i. OLIVER4 BENTLEY, b. Bet. 1738 - 1739; m. HANNAH WILCOX, March 16, 1758,
NEW LONDON, STONINGTON, CONNECTICUT.
ii. ELIZABETH BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1740, RI; m. RECORD TABOR/TABER, November
06, 1763, S. Kingston, RI; b. August 21, 1738; d. April 1813.

Notes for RECORD TABOR/TABER:
TABER Record of S. Kingstown Old French & Indian War Marched on alarm of
Aug. 1757, served in Capt. Rose's Co. in 1758, and as Ensign in Capt. Rose's
Co. in 1759 and 1760.
source;
Rhode Island Colonial War Servicemen, 1740-62


iii. GIDEON BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1741.
iv. DORCAS BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1743; m. JOSIAH SHERMAN, December 15, 1763, RI.
v. CALEB BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1744; d. June 1830; m. NANCY NORTHROP.

Notes for CALEB BENTLEY:
Children
William Northrup BENTLEY
Gideon BENTLEY
John BENTLEY
Cyrus BENTLEY
Deborah BENTLEY
Anna BENTLEY
Arnold BENTLEY
Polly BENTLEY
Samuel BENTLEY b: 7 JUN 1776


vi. WILLIAM BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1745.
vii. JOHN BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1746.
viii. ANN BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1748.
ix. GOULD BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1749.
x. THOMAS BENTLEY, b. August 24, 1750.
xi. EZEKIEL BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1751.
xii. MARY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1752.


Children of CALEB BENTLEY and TABITHA GOULD are:
xiii. PENELOPE4 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1758, South Kingston RI; m. EBER SHERMAN.

Notes for PENELOPE BENTLEY:
had 7 SHERMAN Children

Children
Samuel Warner SHERMAN b: BET 1775 AND 1776 in Exeter, Rhode Island New York
USA
Penelope SHERMAN
Robert Hazard SHERMAN b: 9 JAN 1780
Elizabeth SHERMAN b: in Exeter, Rhode Island USA
Eber V SHERMAN b: 6 OCT 1786 in Exeter, Rhode Island USA


xiv. EBENEZER BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1761; m. LYDIA PECKHAM.
xv. WAITE BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1763; m. STEPHEN PECKHAM; b. Abt. 1759.
25. xvi. NORMAN BENTLEY, b. December 08, 1766; d. Bef. November 14, 1831,
will proved.
xvii. SARAH BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1768; m. FREDERICK CHAPPELL; b. July 01, 1761.
26. xviii. TABITHA DORCAS BENTLEY, b. May 01, 1770, Schuyler,Herkimer,New
York; d. April 09, 1801.
xix. ARNOLD BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1775.
27. xx. GIDEON BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1777; d. 1860, Granger, allegany Co NY.


10. TABITHA3 BENTLEY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1705 in N.
Kingston, RI. She married THOMAS SWEET April 11, 1728 in RI.

Children of TABITHA BENTLEY and THOMAS SWEET are:
i. CALEB4 SWEET, b. Abt. 1732, N. Kingston, RI; d. December 12, 1831,
Saratoga Co., NY; m. ISABEL SHERMAN; b. September 15, 1727, N. Kingston, RI;
d. August 15, 1813, NY.
ii. LEBBIUS SWEET.
iii. THADEUS SWEET.
iv. MARGARET SWEET.
v. RENEWED SWEET, b. December 02, 1730; m. JONATHAN CARD.


11. WILLIAM3 BENTLEY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born May 29, 1735 in
Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island, and died September 20, 1800 in Troy,
Rensselaer, Ny. He married (1) ABIGAIL MILLEMAN April 21, 1754. She died
Abt. 1783. He married (2) PHEBE PAINE Abt. 1785. She died in Murdered by
William with an Ax.

Notes for WILLIAM BENTLEY:
Note:
William was known to be a Baptist Minister, which was not a popular religion
outside of Rhode Island. There is one reference to him as a "weaver."
However, in 1785, he was ordained in Bennington, VT, and there is evidence
that he served as a Baptist minister in Hoosic, Rensselaer Co., New York.
Note:
William was a party to numerous court actions, in few of which he emerges
the
winner. He was sued by his mother and step-father because he did not
maintain
her in a good decent manner during her natural life although she had signed
her
dower rights to him. He was sued later for debts by Eliphalet Jones in 1783
and Ismael Spink, and his property was confiscated by court order.
Note:
After Abigail's death about 1783, William married about 1785 to Phebe Paine,
daughter of Joshua Paine and Constance Paine. Phebe had been widowed twice
before, and had children by each of her two prior husbands. William and
Phebe had four children: John born 1787, Jonathan and David (twins) born
1790
and Joshua born 1792. Phebe's brother Barnabus wrote of the "horrid abuses
and inhumanity" of their marriage, which was brought to a conclusion October
23, 1799. On that day, William struck his wife with a shoemaker's hammer
on one of her arms which was broken in two places; she attempted to escape
and
had proceeded some way towards a neighbor's home when he overtook her and
struck her repeatedly with the edge and head of an axe on her head and
shoulders. She survived only a few hours.
Note:
William was tried and convicted. He was sentenced to hang, but died in
prison
before the sentence could be carried out. There is some evidence to suggest
that he took poison. In his will, William made his son Elisha guardian of
the
twins Jonathan and David, William Jr. was guardian of John, and William's
brother Benjamin was guardian of the youngest son, Joshua.
Note:
William3 (William 2,1) was descended from William Bentley who came to
Narragansett, RI, in 1671 on the "Arabella" and died about 1720. He married
Sarah Eldred or Eldridge. Alden Beaman, "A Line of Descent from William
Bentley
of Kingstown" in Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Vol. 10 p. 340,
erroneously states that William4 (Caleb3 William 2,1) married Abigail
Milleman.
This William was born about 1745 and would have been only nine years of age
when William3 married Abigail.

Ancestry File Descendants of Aaron Milleman

Children of WILLIAM BENTLEY and ABIGAIL MILLEMAN are:
28. i. WILLIAM4 BENTLEY, b. April 25, 1765; d. May 02, 1850, Antwerp,
Jefferson, Ny.
ii. THOMAS BENTLEY, b. Bet. May 05, 1755 - 1757; m. MERCY JOHNSON.


Child of WILLIAM BENTLEY and PHEBE PAINE is:
29. iii. JOHN4 BENTLEY, b. November 10, 1787, Hoosick NY; d. September 25,
1856, Jefferson Co NY.


12. GREENE3 BENTLEY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born April 23, 1741, and died
March 04, 1820 in Tioga Co.,Ny. He married DIANA STRAIGHT. She was born in
East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI.

Notes for GREENE BENTLEY:
DAR # 62370
Much of the following is excerpted from an article by H. A. Wisby Jr.
Greene Bentley Sr. is credited with being among the first settlers in what
is now the town of Veteran, New
York. The name of the town commemorates his and other settlers Revolutionary
War service.
Prior to the War of Independence, Greene moved his family to Warwick, Orange
County, New York. He is
listed in a roster of state troops in New York archives as: 'Green Bently' ,
Private, Wisner Regiment, Baly
Company. D.A.R. records indicate he was in the 4th Regiment of the Orange
County Militia. Whatever active
military service Greene or his unit may have seen is unreported. There were
battles fought in the area of
Orange county (at Tappen on December 07, 1776 and September 28, 1778. Also
at Tarrytown August 30,
1779 and July 15, 1781).
He (evidently) never made a claim for a pension or bounty land but this does
not mean he was not entitled
to these benefits.
His service was probably typical of that of most soldiers who were not
members of the regular Continental
Army but who fought for short periods, not far from there homes as the tide
of war ebbed and flowed across
the Colonies.
After the war he moved to the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania, scene of a
prolonged and bitter dispute
between the governments of Pennsylvania and Connecticut called the Pennamite
Wars. While searching
FTM's Web site for Bennetts, we came across of link to "Brigette's Home
Page". She very kindly had
submitted information regarding inhabitants of Union and Northumberland
counties, Pennsylvania. Listed at
Buffalo Twp. 1784 were some Bennetts and Green Bently. Another listing
between 1785 and 1786 for
Washington Twp. showed some additional Bennett's and Green Bently. Unsettled
conditions during another
flare-up of the Pennamite conflict caused Greene to bring his family back to
New York, arriving near the
present city of Wellsburg, in about 1788. The Bentley family shared this
unhappy experience with members
of the Bennett family, who also returned to New York.
The first Federal census of 1790 records Greene living in the town of
Chemung, Montgomery County, with
one son over age 16, one son under 16 and two daughters. His land included a
stream which is still (at least
at the time this article was written) known as Bentley Creek. In 1789 he
helped organize the Chemung
Baptist Church, lately known as the Wellsburg Baptist Church.
Incomplete records make it impossible to know why or when he moved to what
became the town of
Veteran. The date was probably between 1796 and 1798, when he built of log
cabin west of Catherine Creek
in the present city of Millport, Tioga County. One of his holdings was a 123
acre plot, bought in November,
1803. In March 1822 he deeded this same land to Olive Bentley, widow of
Greene Bentley Jr., and their five
sons.
Greene Sr. died prior to September 06, 1823 when land from his estate was
transferred by a deed. He was
buried in the family cemetery north of Millport, site of a State Historical
marker.




More About GREENE BENTLEY:
Burial: family cemetery north of Millport, site of a State Historical marker

Children of GREENE BENTLEY and DIANA STRAIGHT are:
i. DIANA4 BENTLEY, b. 1761.
ii. HANNAH HUMILITY BENTLEY, b. January 02, 1765.
iii. ELIZABETH BENTLEY, b. May 12, 1771.
iv. RHODA BENTLEY, b. May 12, 1771; d. January 02, 1837, Oakland MI; m.
JACOB TEEPLES.

Notes for RHODA BENTLEY:
Children
Catherine TEEPLES b: 1794 in Elmira,Chemung,Ny
Ocey TEEPLES b: 1796 in Elmira,Chmng.,Ny
Jacob TEEPLES b: 7 APR 1799 in Dannsville,Livg.,Ny
George Bentley TEEPLES b: 17 MAR 1803 in Dansville,Livingston,Ny
Nancy Ann TEEPLES b: 18 MAR 1803 in Rochester,,New York
Nancy Ann TEEPLES b: 11 APR 1805 in Leichester,Gus,Ny
Henry Luke TEEPLES b: 27 FEB 1807 in Gates,Rochester Monr,Ny
Mary TEEPLES b: 1809 in Gates,Rochester Monr,Ny
Roxy TEEPLES b: 1811 in Gates,Rochester Monr,Ny
Rhoda TEEPLES b: 1812 in Gates,Rochester Monr,Ny
Elvira TEEPLES b: 11 NOV 1814 in Gates,Rochester Monr,Ny
Rhoda TEEPLES b: 1817 in Danville,Livstn,Ny


v. SHEBA EUNICE BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1773.
vi. BENJAMIN BENTLEY, b. September 24, 1776.
30. vii. GREEN BENTLEY, b. January 08, 1778.
viii. DEBORAH SARAH BENTLEY, b. January 1782.
ix. PHEBE BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1784.
x. DIANA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1786.


13. OLIVER3 BENTLEY (BENJAMIN2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1736. He married
(1) ELIZABETH BROWN. He married (2) HANNAH WILCOX March 16, 1758.

Child of OLIVER BENTLEY and HANNAH WILCOX is:
31. i. OLIVER4 BENTLEY, b. August 08, 1765; d. July 19, 1843, West Winfield,
Herkimer, New York.


14. WILLIAM3 BENTLEY (THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born December 18, 1710 in
Kingston,Washington,RI, and died December 25, 1800 in Beekman, Dutchess Co,
NY. He married (1) ELIZABETH TILLINGHAST. She was born February 11,
1715/16, and died March 08, 1770 in Beekman. He married (2) ALICE WAIT.

Notes for WILLIAM BENTLEY:
Children
Joseph BENTLEY
Sarah BENTLEY
Samuel BENTLEY
Tillinghast BENTLEY b: 2 Jun 1735 in North Kingstown, Washington, Ri
John BENTLEY b: 1737 in North Kingston, Washington, Ri
Pardon BENTLEY b: 1740 in North Kingston, Washington, Ri
Elizabeth BENTLEY b: 1742
Mary BENTLEY b: 1744
William BENTLEY b: 16 Jul 1749
Tabor BENTLEY b: Sep 1752

Children of WILLIAM BENTLEY and ELIZABETH TILLINGHAST are:
i. JOHN4 BENTLEY, b. 1737.
32. ii. TILLINGHAST CAPT. BENTLEY, b. June 02, 1739; d. August 03, 1820,
Saratoga Ny.
iii. PARDON BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1740, North Kingston,RI; m. ELIZABETH SWEET.

Notes for PARDON BENTLEY:
Children
Pardon BENTLEY
Thomas BENTLEY b: 1765 in
Margaret BENTLEY b: 8 Apr 1765
William BENTLEY b: 18 Feb 1767 in Westerlo, Albany County, NY
John BENTLEY b: 1769 in
Stephen BENTLEY b: 1771 in
Charles BENTLEY b: 1773 in
Augustus BENTLEY b: 1775 in
Samuel BENTLEY b: 1777 in
Elizabeth BENTLEY b: 1779 in
Susan BENTLEY b: 1781 in



Child of WILLIAM BENTLEY and ALICE WAIT is:
iv. HENRY4 BENTLEY, b. 1771; d. November 21, 1828; m. CATHERINE HALL; b.
January 06, 1780.


15. BENJAMIN3 BENTLEY (THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born July 05, 1714 in
Kingstown RI, and died March 15, 1799 in Exeter Ri. He married SARAH SHIPEE
1738. She was born 1716, and died 1761.

Children of BENJAMIN BENTLEY and SARAH SHIPEE are:
33. i. CALEB4 BENTLEY, b. August 25, 1739, Exeter, Washington County, RI; d.
December 17, 1825, RI.
ii. JOSEPH BENTLEY, b. March 25, 1741; m. (1) CHLOE MOON; m. (2) JANE
KRIEGER.
iii. THOMAS BENTLEY, b. January 04, 1742/43.
iv. SAMUEL BENTLEY, b. January 1745/46.
v. BENJAMIN BENTLEY, b. May 05, 1749; m. (1) RUTH FOWLER; m. (2) RUTH
GARDNER.
34. vi. GIDEON BENTLEY, b. August 12, 1750; d. January 22, 1858.


16. THOMAS3 BENTLEY (THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born July 11, 1717.

Child of THOMAS BENTLEY is:
35. i. JOHN4 BENTLEY.


Generation No. 4

17. GARDINER4 BENTLEY (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born October 01, 1744
in RI, and died 1822 in Chautauqua Co NY. He married SARAH POTTER. She was
born March 11, 1753.

Notes for GARDINER BENTLEY:
listed in 1820 census as GARNER in Gerry, Chautauqua Co NY

Gerry is very near Ellington,

Bentey, Joshua NY CHAUTAUQUA CO. GERRY 074 1820
Bentley, Benjamin NY CHAUTAUQUA CO. GERRY 074 1820
Bentley, Garner NY CHAUTAUQUA CO. GERRY 074 1820
Bentley, John NY CHAUTAUQUA CO. CHAUTAUGUE 053 1820
Bentley, Joshua NY CHAUTAUQUA CO. GERRY 074 1820
Bently, Abell NY CHAUTAUQUA CO. HARMONY 082 1820


Rhode Island Births, 1636-1930
Gardiner Bentley John Bentley Elizabeth Bentley 01 Oct 1744

Children of GARDINER BENTLEY and SARAH POTTER are:
i. JOHN TEFFT5 BENTLEY, b. February 24, 1775.
ii. ELIZABETH BENTLEY, b. October 28, 1777, RI; d. January 04, 1808, NY; m.
JOHN DOWSE; b. 1769, England.
iii. SARAH BENTLEY, b. April 11, 1780.
iv. ELISHA BENTLEY, b. May 12, 1782.
36. v. HEZEKIAH BENTLEY, b. April 27, 1785, Rhode Island; d. May 03, 1850,
Pleasant Valley, Vernon County, Wisconsin/ WINNEBAGO.
vi. MARY BENTLEY, b. July 05, 1787.
vii. GARD(I)NER BENTLEY, b. February 14, 1790.


18. NILES4 BENTLEY (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born December 06, 1754
in Washington, RICHMOND, RHODE ISLAND, and died 1823 in Sweden, Monroe, New
York. He married ANN DOTY August 1814 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York.

Notes for NILES BENTLEY:
Birth date, RI Births
1810 NY Census Index
Bently, Niles NY COLUMBIA CO. 112 1810 11011-01001

Child of NILES BENTLEY and ANN DOTY is:
i. NORMAN5 BENTLEY, b. 1780.


19. JOHN4 BENTLEY (GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1725 in Rhode
Island, and died October 05, 1807 in Stephentown, Rensselear co., New York.
He married PATIENCE "PHANIE" SHAW February 08, 1745/46 in Stonington, CT
First Congregational Church, daughter of COMFORT SHAW and RUTH LAMPHEARE.
She was born Aft. 1730, and died in Stephentown, Rensselear co., New York.

Notes for JOHN BENTLEY:
JOHN BENTLEY
Probably lived for a while in Newport, RI, before going to
Stephentown (Rens.) NY. John Bentley will is recorded in the
Surrogate's records, Rens. Co., N.Y. Vol. 3, p.15. It says,
"John Bentley of Stephentown" and lists his ch. as,** Reuben,
**Eldred, John, Jr., Joseph, **Joshua, daus. Catury and Bethany and
heirs of son, Samuel (who had died). John's will was dated, Mar.
2, 1805 and recorded Oct. 5, 1807. The witnesses, Caleb, Mary
& William Bentley. One source lists a son William" and does
not list "Samuel"


Children of JOHN BENTLEY and PATIENCE SHAW are:
i. SAMUEL5 BENTLEY, d. Bef. 1807, Stephentown, NY.
ii. JOHN BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1750.
37. iii. JOSHUA BENTLEY, b. 1755; d. 1836, Cherry Creek NY.
38. iv. ELDRED BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1756, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY; d.
November 17, 1853, Ellington, Chautauqua CO NY.
39. v. JOSEPH BENTLEY, b. May 01, 1757; d. October 13, 1832, Cayuga Co NY ?.
vi. CATURY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1764.
vii. BETHANY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1766; d. Aft. 1807, Mention fathers will.
40. viii. REUBEN BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1766, Rhode Island; d. 1810, Stephenson
Townshipin (Rensselaer) New York.


20. GEORGE4 BENTLEY (GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1730 in
North Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island, and died October 24, 1814
in North Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island. He married AMY OR ANNA
CARTER June 27, 1751 in North Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island.

Children of GEORGE BENTLEY and AMY CARTER are:
i. MARY5 BENTLEY, b. September 25, 1752.
41. ii. GEORGE BENTLEY, b. June 26, 1756; d. May 13, 1831.


21. ABIGAIL4 BENTLEY (GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1737, and
died in died age 12. She married NATHANIEL NILES.

Child of ABIGAIL BENTLEY and NATHANIEL NILES is:
i. DEA. ELIPHALET5 NILES, b. December 02, 1757, Berlin NY; d. May 15, 1849,
Berlin NY; m. REBECCA GREENE.

Notes for DEA. ELIPHALET NILES:
REBECCA6 GREENE (Jonathan5, Benjamin4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), b. probably
in West Greenwich, R. I., May 7, 1774; d. in Berlin, Rensselaer Co., N. Y.,
July 8, 1846; m. in Berlin, about 1792, to DEA. ELIPHALET NILES, son of
Nathaniel and Abigail (Bently) from R. I., b. Dec. 2, 1757; d. in Berlin May
15, 1849. They were farmers in Berlin. Children:

I. Mercy, b. April 30, 1793; d. Dec. 18, 1838; m.
Dea. Daniel Rhodes, and lived in Berlin.
II. Isabel, b. June 13, 1794; d. June 14, 1838; m.
Daniel Denison, her cousin, and lived in Berlin.
(See No. 6.)
III. George W., b. Dec. 22, 1795; d. Jan. 4, 1867; m.
Abigail Burdick, and lived in Berlin.
IV. John Barber, b. Dec. 14, 1797; d. Apr. 18, 1881;
m. Rosanna Brimmer, and lived in Berlin.
V. Nancy A., b. Apr. 12, 1800; d. Oct. 8, 1853; m.
George T. Denison, and lived in Berlin.
VI. Rhoda, b. Aug. 17, 1802; d. Oct. 5, 1849; m.
Oct. 7, 1821, to Benjamin6 Green (Langford5, Joseph4,
John3, James2, John1, of Warwick, R. I.), b.
Nov. 27, 1798; d. Apr. 25, 1842. They lived in
Berlin.
VII. Margaret, b. June 22, 1804; d. Oct. 25, 1851;
m. David Budlong, and lived in Paris, Oneida Co.,
N. Y.


Data Source;
Descendants of Joseph Greene


22. EZEKIEL4 BENTLEY (GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born June 15, 1738
in North Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, and died February 03,
1834 in North Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. He married (1)
ALICE SABIN September 16, 1765 in Augustus. She was born Abt. 1742 in
Richmond, Kings County, Rhode Island. He married (2) ANNA CHAPMAN January
25, 1778 in North Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, daughter of
JOSEPH CHAPMAN and ANNA KENDRICK. She was born February 03, 1757, and died
October 1853 in North Stonington, New London County, Connecticut.

Notes for EZEKIEL BENTLEY:
BENTLEY, Ezekiel (New London Co. in 1832), R. I. not Conn. Service; had a
wid. Anna, a pensioner, who was 83 in 1840

Sources:
Title: National society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Page: vol. 51, pg. 253
Text: Descendent was Emma D. Bentley Gardner


Military Service: Revolutionary War: Private in Captain Pierce's company,
Col. Leppitt's regiment from North Stonington, Connecticut


Ezekiel Bentley (1738-1834), enlisted as a private in Capt. Pierce's
company, Col. Leppitt's regiment, from North Stonington, Conn. In 1832 he
applied for a pension, which was granted his widow. He was born and died in
Stonington.
Wareham Williams, Jr. (1759-1844), was placed on the pension roll of New
London County, 1831, for service as private in the Connecticut Continental
line. He was born and died in Stonington.
Also Nos. 21869, 46172.


Notes for ANNA CHAPMAN:
NOTES:
Anna (Chapman) Bentley received Widow's pension #W10407.
She was listed as age 83 in the Census of Pensioners, June 1840, at North
Stonington, CT. She was living in the household of her son, George W.
Bentley (United States. Bureau of the Census. _A Census of Pensioners For
Revolutionary or Military Services; With Their Names, Ages, and Places of
Residence, as Returned by the Marshals of the Several Judicial Districts,
Under the Act For Taking the Sixth Census_ (Washington : Printed by Blair
and Rives, 1841), p. 54).


Children of EZEKIEL BENTLEY and ALICE SABIN are:
i. ELIAS5 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1768.
ii. AUGUSTUS BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1770; d. August 16, 1833, Eden, Erie CO NY
age 63; m. THANKFUL TEFFT; d. July 14, 1850, Eden, Erie CO NY age 71.

Notes for AUGUSTUS BENTLEY:
Name: Augustus Bentley
Sex: M
Birth: 1770 in Richmond, RI
Death: 1835 in EDEN, NY

Father: Ezekiel Bentley b: 1738 in Stonington, New London Co., CT
Mother: Alice Sabin b: ABT. 1742

Marriage 1 Thankful Tefft b: 1778 in Rhode Island
Children
Pardon Tefft Bentley b: 7 AUG 1798 in GREENWICH, NY
Elsie Bentley b: ABT. 1800
Betsey Bentley b: ABT. 1802 buried Eden Valley died 1816, aged 28 years,
21 days
Sabins Bentley b: ABT. 1804
Amy Bentley b: ABT. 1804
Catherine Bentley b: ABT. 1808 in NY STATE
George Bentley b: ABT. 1810
Thankful Bentley b: ABT. 1812
Ezekiel Bentley b: 1820


More About AUGUSTUS BENTLEY:
Burial: Eden Valley Cemetery Rte 62

More About THANKFUL TEFFT:
Burial: Eden Valley Cemetery Rte 62

42. iii. JONATHAN BENTLEY, b. June 03, 1774, Hopkinton, Washington County,
New York; d. December 19, 1841, De Ruyter, Madison County, New York.


Children of EZEKIEL BENTLEY and ANNA CHAPMAN are:
iv. MARY "POLLY"5 BENTLEY, b. May 02, 1778, North Stonington, New London
County, Connecticut; d. September 1816; m. NILES.

Notes for MARY "POLLY" BENTLEY:
Sources:
Abbrev: North Stonington (Connecticut). Registrar of Vital Statistics.
Records of
Note:
North Stonington (Connecticut). Registrar of Vital Statistics. Records of
Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1758-1920. Salt Lake City: Filmed by the
Genealogical Society of Utah, 19__. [Microfilm #1309964]
Page: Vol. 1, p. 5

v. WILLIAM BENTLEY, b. May 28, 1780; d. May 05, 1849; m. LUCY NEWTON.

Notes for WILLIAM BENTLEY:
NOTES:
In the War of 1812 William Bentley served as a private in the Conn. Militia,
under Lt.-Col. William Moore from 9Aug1814 to 26Aug1814. Source:
Connecticut. Adjutant-General's Office, _Record of Connecticut Men in the
I.--War of the Revolution, II.--War of 1812, III.--Mexican War_ (Hartford,
CT: Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1889), Part II, p. 16.)

William & Lucy Bentley are listed in the 1840 Census, Windham Co. (Preston),
CT with children David, Joseph, Johanna, George/Gilbert, William, Charles
Henry, Oliver, Mary, & Emma.

The inventory of his estate was presented 8Jun1849 by J.S. Halsey,
Administrator. Source: Connecticut Probate Court (Norwich District).
_Probate Records 1748-1907_ (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical
Society of Utah, 1983), Vol. 18, p. 479-480.

Gates Cemetery is located on the south side of Miller Road. Set aside from
the Hewitt Farm, now the Lebuis Farm.


Children
David BENTLEY b: CA. 1805
Joseph C. BENTLEY b: abt 1814 in Preston, New London Co., CT
Gilbert Billings (6) BENTLEY b: abt SEP 1815 in Ledyard?, New London Co.,
CT
Oliver Hewitt BENTLEY b: abt 1815 in North Stonington, New London Co., CT
William A. BENTLEY b: abt 1819 in CT
Johanna BENTLEY b: CA. 1820 in CT
Charles Henry BENTLEY b: abt 1828
Mary Ann BENTLEY b: abt 1826 in CT
Emma BENTLEY b: abt 1828 in Stonington, New London Co., CT

Sources:
Abbrev: North Stonington (Connecticut). Registrar of Vital Statistics.
Records of
Note:
North Stonington (Connecticut). Registrar of Vital Statistics. Records of
Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1758-1920. Salt Lake City: Filmed by the
Genealogical Society of Utah, 19__. [Microfilm #1309964]
Page: Vol. 1, p. 5.
Abbrev: Charles R. Hale, _Hale Collection, Newspapers With Death and
Marriage
Note:
Charles R. Hale, _Hale Collection, Newspapers With Death and Marriage
Notices: Norwich Courier 1796-1865_ (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the
Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949-50), Reel #0003426,
Page: Date: 26May1849.


More About WILLIAM BENTLEY:
Burial: See Notes

43. vi. GEORGE WASHINGTON BENTLEY, b. May 21, 1783, North Stonington, New
London County, Connecticut; d. 1874, North Stonington, New London County,
Connecticut.
44. vii. DAVID NILES BENTLEY, b. July 24, 1785, New London County, North
Stonington, Connecticut; d. June 24, 1884, Norwich, New London, Connecticut.
viii. HENRY BENTLEY, b. August 23, 1789; d. died young.
ix. CYNTHIA BENTLEY, b. August 07, 1791; d. died young.
45. x. LUCY BENTLEY, b. September 16, 1793, North Stonington, New London
County, Connecticut.
46. xi. JOHN BENTLEY, b. March 02, 1796; d. November 15, 1843, New London
County, North Stonington, Connecticut.
xii. NANCY BENTLEY, b. April 19, 1798, North Stonington, New London County,
Connecticut; m. ISAIAH HOLLOWAY, May 1817.


23. CALEB4 BENTLEY (GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born May 20, 1742, and
died March 05, 1827 in Berlin (Rensselaer) New York. He married (1) MARY
GARDNER April 18, 1779 in Little Hoosick (Rensselaer) NY. She died December
27, 1780 in Little Hoosick (Rensselaer) NY. He married (2) MARY BABCOCK
HEWITT November 27, 1782 in Little Hoosick ,NY. She was born Abt. 1759 in
CT.

Notes for CALEB BENTLEY:
Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots

BENTLEY, Caleb Center Berlin Cem Berlin, Rensselaer NY 60 Abstract of
Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.1, p. -Serial: 12356; Volume: 9
Mrs. Cornelia Briggs Schaill.

DAR ID Number: 150771
Born in Busti, N. Y.
Wife of William M. Schaill.
Descendant of Capt. Caleb Bentley, Sergt. Stephen Wilcox, and Lieut.
Eliphalet Steward, as follows:
1. John Sherwood Briggs (1836-1907) m. 1871 Frances Bentley (b. 1845).
2. Gustavus A. Bentley (1818-89) m. 1841 Cornelia Steward (1819-88).
3. Uriah Bentley (b. 1779) m. 1800 Nancy Sweet (b. 1779); John Steward m.
Eunice Wilcox.
4. Caleb Bentley m. 1st Mary Gardner; Eliphalet Steward m. Mercy Coates
(1764-1813);

Caleb Bentley, father of Darius and Cyrus J. Bentley, each took up 600
acres.Horseheads, Chemung CO NY

Darius Bentley, who had visited this section in 1809, came from Rensselaer
County in the spring of
1815 and settled north of the village HORSEHEADS on land located by his
father. He was a surveyor of much practice and had many years after an
intimate knowledge of old lines and locations. He is remembered by many as
judge Bentley. He died in the village of Horseheads at an advanced age. Mrs.
A. C. Weston is a daughter

More About CALEB BENTLEY:
Burial: Center Berlin Cem Berlin, Rensselaer NY

Children of CALEB BENTLEY and MARY GARDNER are:
47. i. URIAH5 BENTLEY, b. June 21, 1779, Rensselaer Co,New York; d.
September 28, 1860, Busti Chautauqua CO NY age 81.
ii. WILLIAM BENTLEY, b. 1780; d. 1781.


Children of CALEB BENTLEY and MARY HEWITT are:
48. iii. WILLIAM5 BENTLEY, b. February 24, 1784, Little Hoosick (Rensselaer)
New York; d. 1845.
49. iv. CALEB BENTLEY, b. January 06, 1786, Little Hoosick (Rensselaer) New
York; d. 1822.
50. v. DARIUS BENTLEY, b. March 12, 1788, Little Hoosick (Rensselaer) New
York; d. 1881, Horseheads, Chemung, New York.
51. vi. CYRUS J. BENTLEY, b. August 15, 1790; d. 1866, Chemung Co NY.
52. vii. ALEXANDER BARBER BENTLEY, b. June 21, 1793; d. 1867.
viii. MARY POLLY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1795.
53. ix. RHODOLPHUS BENTLEY, b. November 06, 1797, Little Hoosick, Rensselaer
Co., N.y; d. 1857.
x. BETSEY BENTLEY, b. October 09, 1801, Rens CO NY; m. THOMAS HARVEY.
54. xi. MELANCTON BENTLEY, b. December 10, 1803; d. September 07, 1865.


24. RUTH4 BENTLEY (GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1744 in
Stonington, New London, Ct, and died in Dead in Easton Town, Washington Co.,
N.y.. She married GIDEON SATTERLEE January 03, 1764 in RI.

Notes for GIDEON SATTERLEE:
Elisha was the son of Gideon Satterlee, b. at Westerly, RI (date unknown),
and Ruth Bentley.

Gideon was a son of John and Experience or Amey (Lamphere). His birthdate is
unknown, but he and Ruth were married in 1764. Gideon and his
brother-in-law, Caleb Bentley, were on the expedition against Havana in 1762
under Admiral Pococke and Lord Albemarle. Gideon and Ruth, and other members
of the Seventh-Day Baptist congregation from Westerly, moved to Albany
(later Washington) Co., NY sometime before 1790.

Gideon's father, John Satterlee, was the only son of our immigrant ancestor,
Nicholas, who was born in England and emigrated to Westerly, RI in 1669.
John was born 24 Feb 1701 at Westerly, RI and died 23 Aug 1958. John was
married to two Lamphere cousins in succession, Experience (b. 8 Apr 1709, m.
4 Jan. 1726 at Westerly) and Amey (b. 11 Jun 1715, m. 4 Dec 1748 at
Westerly).


Child of RUTH BENTLEY and GIDEON SATTERLEE is:
i. SIX CHILDREN5 SATTERLEE.


25. NORMAN4 BENTLEY (CALEB3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born December 08,
1766, and died Bef. November 14, 1831 in will proved. He married MERCY.

Children of NORMAN BENTLEY and MERCY are:
i. JOHN T.5 BENTLEY.
ii. WHITMAN BENTLEY, d. Aft. 1820, RI WASHINGTON CO. SOUTH KINGSTON.
iii. CALEB BENTLEY.
iv. WAITY BENTLEY.


26. TABITHA DORCAS4 BENTLEY (CALEB3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born May 01,
1770 in Schuyler,Herkimer,New York, and died April 09, 1801. She married
JOHN TANNER 1800 in Greenwich,Washington,New York.

Notes for JOHN TANNER:
BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN TANNER
The common ancestor of thousands of descendants that inhabit some 38 states
of the union was John Tanner, son of Joshua and Thankful Tanner. He was born
August 15, 1778, in the state of Rhode Island. At the age of thirteen years
he moved with his parents to Greenwich, Washington County, New York, where
his father, who had been a farmer, died. John took up the business of his
father, settled his father's estate and early in the year 1800 John married
Tabitha Bentley, by whom he had one son, Elisha, born March 23, 1801. The
mother died on the 9th day of April of the same year. Subsequently, John
Tanner married Lydia Stuart, by whom he had twelve children, nine sons and
three daughters. Lydia, the daughter of William and Amy (Hutton) Stuart, was
said to have descended from the Stuart royal family of Scotland, and on her
mother's side from Miles Standish of Plymouth Colony.

One evening in the year 1808, when he returned from his work, he found that
two of his children had been bitten by his dog which had gone mad and he in
his attempt to confine his dog was also bitten on the calf of the leg.
Realizing immediately that he had no time to lose, he grasped a pair of
sheep shears and cut out the affected parts and filled the wound with salt.
He thus succeeded in saving his own life and was also successful in saving
the lives of his children.

In the spring of 1818, John Tanner moved with his large family to North West
Bay, where a son and daughter were born. In 1823, he moved to the town of
Bolton where in 1825 another son was born. In May of that year his wife
Lydia Stuart died. He then married a third wife, Elizabeth Besswick, by whom
he had six sons and two daughters. At this time at Bolton, notwithstanding
his large family responsibilities, he had acquired wealth and had become a
man of much influence and was extensively known and universally respected.
His name was synonymous with benevolence, honesty and integrity.

In the mysterious dispensations of Providence, a terrible calamity overtook
him in the form of a painful disease, which, according to the most
consummate skill was incurable, indeed its character was unknown by the
medical fraternity. His left leg from the thigh down was covered with black
sores through which the muscles of the limb having formed into hollow pipes
or tubes projected outward to the surface. From these tubes matter was
continuously oozing.

Source;
Descendants of John Tanner
I have the rest of his BIO if interested;




Child of TABITHA BENTLEY and JOHN TANNER is:
i. ELISHA5 TANNER, b. March 23, 1801.


27. GIDEON4 BENTLEY (CALEB3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1777, and
died 1860 in Granger, allegany Co NY.

Notes for GIDEON BENTLEY:
In 1850 Granger Allegany CO NY
Gideon is on page 1;
Household no 3
He is 73 a farmer lives alone;
but next door is
CALEB BENTLEY , age 46
Wife Jane 37
Albert 22
Laura 20
Gilbert 18
Hiram 13
Eliza 6

Page 2 is IRA BENTLEY 38
Mary 36
Sarah A 14
William 7
Philena 4
Jenette 1

Gideon may be an Uncle or Father;
of the other Bentley here;
details are lacking on all of them;


Children of GIDEON BENTLEY are:
i. CALEB5 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1804, NY; d. Michigan after 1880; m. JANE.
ii. IRA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1812.
55. iii. ELISHA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1809, NY; d. New York . Allegany . Granger
in 1850.


28. WILLIAM4 BENTLEY (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born April 25,
1765, and died May 02, 1850 in Antwerp, Jefferson, Ny. He married ANNA
MATTHEWS January 18, 1785. She was born October 18, 1769, and died June 18,
1835.

Notes for WILLIAM BENTLEY:
William was a soldier of the Revolution, enlisting at Tyringham, MA in 1781,
and was discharged in June 1784. In 1832 he began receiving a pension for
services as a corporal. Tradition says that his wife Anna Matthews was the
daughter of an inn-keeper in the eastern part of New York State and that he
was
sent to the Legislature. Anna is said to have had a sister and one or more
brothers. Her father died not long after Anna's marriage. Her mother
married,
second, a Mr. Hardy. William was guardian of his half-brother John.

William was a Physician

Children
Elisha Bentley b: 19 JAN 1786 in ,Fulton,NY
William Bentley b: 4 AUG 1787 in ,Montgomery,NY
Anna Bentley b: 13 MAR 1789 in ,Montgomery,NY
John Bentley b: 29 MAR 1791 in ,Montgomery,NY
Elizabeth Bentley b: 29 MAR 1794 in ,Montgomery,NY
Abigail Bentley b: 23 APR 1797 in ,Montgomery,NY
Thomas Bentley b: 18 MAY 1799 in ,Montgomery,NY
Mary Bentley b: 29 NOV 1801 in ,Montgomery,NY
James Elias Bentley b: 8 JAN 1806 in Johnstown,Montgomery,NY
Barnet Henry Bentley b: 25 AUG 1808 in ,Montgomery,NY
William Gorton Bentley b: 29 AUG 1812 in ,Montgomery,NY


Children of WILLIAM BENTLEY and ANNA MATTHEWS are:
56. i. ELISHA5 BENTLEY, b. January 19, 1786; d. June 19, 1868.
ii. WILLIAM BENTLEY, b. August 04, 1787.
iii. ANNA BENTLEY, b. March 13, 1789.
iv. JOHN BENTLEY, b. March 29, 1791.
v. ELIZABETH BENTLEY, b. March 29, 1794.
vi. ABIGAIL BENTLEY, b. April 23, 1797.
vii. JAMES ELIAS BENTLEY, b. January 08, 1806.
viii. BARNET HENRY BENTLEY, b. August 25, 1808.
ix. WILLIAM GORTON BENTLEY, b. August 29, 1812.


29. JOHN4 BENTLEY (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born November 10, 1787
in Hoosick NY, and died September 25, 1856 in Jefferson Co NY. He married
REBECCA WILLARD November 07, 1812.

Child of JOHN BENTLEY and REBECCA WILLARD is:
i. REBECCA5 BENTLEY, b. February 25, 1822; d. March 28, 1882; m. ASA
GARDINER, December 25, 1838.


30. GREEN4 BENTLEY (GREENE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born January 08, 1778.
He married OLIVE HOPPER.

Notes for GREEN BENTLEY:
Children
James BENTLEY **
George Cargill BENTLEY
Ezekiel BENTLEY
William BENTLEY
Elisha BENTLEY
Margaret BENTLEY
Eunice BENTLEY
Esther BENTLEY
Rockwell BENTLEY


Child of GREEN BENTLEY and OLIVE HOPPER is:
57. i. JAMES5 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1804.


31. OLIVER4 BENTLEY (OLIVER3, BENJAMIN2, WILLIAM1) was born August 08,
1765, and died July 19, 1843 in West Winfield, Herkimer, New York. He
married ANTRUS THOMAS. She was born August 19, 1765, and died July 19,
1843.

Children of OLIVER BENTLEY and ANTRUS THOMAS are:
i. WILLIAM5 BENTLEY, b. July 18, 1786.
ii. HANNAH BENTLEY, b. July 15, 1789, Brookfield, Madison Co., New York; m.
ISAAC PEAVY.
iii. ELISHA BENTLEY, b. April 04, 1790.
iv. IRA BENTLEY, b. December 15, 1798.
v. DAVID BENTLEY, b. 1805.


32. TILLINGHAST CAPT.4 BENTLEY (WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born June
02, 1739, and died August 03, 1820 in Saratoga Ny. He married SARAH THOMAS.
She was born 1735, and died April 23, 1824 in Saratoga Ny.

Children of TILLINGHAST BENTLEY and SARAH THOMAS are:
i. GEORGE5 BENTLEY.
ii. TABOR BENTLEY.
iii. SAMUEL BENTLEY.
iv. MARY BENTLEY.
v. ELIZABETH BENTLEY.
vi. JOSEPH BENTLEY.
vii. THOMAS BENTLEY.
viii. JOHN BENTLEY.
ix. TILLINGAST BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1761; d. 1802.
x. POLLY BENTLEY.
xi. NANCY BENTLEY.


33. CALEB4 BENTLEY (BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born August 25, 1739
in Exeter, Washington County, RI, and died December 17, 1825 in RI. He
married LEAH ELIZABETH SPENCER. She was born September 14, 1742.

Notes for CALEB BENTLEY:
Children
Sarah Bentley b: 12 MAY 1764 in Exeter, Washington County, RI
Hannah Bentley b: 12 FEB 1766 in Exeter, Washington County, RI
William Bentley b: 17 JAN 1768 in Exeter, Washington County, RI
Randall Bentley b: ABT. 1770 in Exeter, Washington County, RI
Nathan Bentley b: 24 JAN 1777 in Greenwich, Kent County, RI
Isaac Bentley b: 28 FEB 1779 in West Greenwich, Kent County, RI
Elizabeth Bentley b: 28 FEB 1781 in West Greenwich, Kent County, RI
Sally Bentley b: 4 MAR 1783 in West Greenwich, Kent County, RI
Spencer Bentley b: 23 APR 1787 in West Greenwich, Kent County, RI


Child of CALEB BENTLEY and LEAH SPENCER is:
58. i. NATHAN5 BENTLEY, b. January 24, 1777, RI.


34. GIDEON4 BENTLEY (BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born August 12,
1750, and died January 22, 1858. He married ELIZABETH NEGUS.

More About GIDEON BENTLEY:
Burial: West Monroe Cem, West Monroe, Oswego, New York

Children of GIDEON BENTLEY and ELIZABETH NEGUS are:
59. i. ISAAC5 BENTLEY, b. July 07, 1782, Exeter, Washington, Ri; d. Abt.
1860, Eaton Rapids, Michigan.
60. ii. GIDEON BENTLEY, b. May 04, 1793, Stephentown, Rensselaer, Ny; d.
Illinois . Pike . 3 S 3 W.


35. JOHN4 BENTLEY (THOMAS3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) He married RUTH STONE.

Child of JOHN BENTLEY and RUTH STONE is:
61. i. JAMES J.5 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1808, Rensselaer County, New York; d.
August 06, 1876, Ellington age 72yrs 8mos 27days.


Generation No. 5

36. HEZEKIAH5 BENTLEY (GARDINER4, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born April
27, 1785 in Rhode Island, and died May 03, 1850 in Pleasant Valley, Vernon
County, Wisconsin/ WINNEBAGO. He married SYLVIA ANN WELLS.

Notes for HEZEKIAH BENTLEY:
died 1850 BENTLEY HEZEKIAH WINNEBAGO CO. WI age 65 M MAY RI BILIOUS FEV
occ FARMER Id No MRT45_969

U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index
Bentley, Silvia
State: Wisconsin Year: 1850
County: Winnebago Roll:
Township: Algoma Page: 527


Child of HEZEKIAH BENTLEY and SYLVIA WELLS is:
i. WILLIAM PERRY6 BENTLEY, b. September 02, 1819; d. December 15, 1898,
Edgerton, Rock County, Wisconsin.

Notes for WILLIAM PERRY BENTLEY:
Occupation: Tobacco Dealer
Religion: Seventh Day Baptist

Marriage 1 Harriet Louise BURDICK b: 8 NOV 1819 in Brookfield, Madison
County, New York
Married: JAN 1847 in Albion, Dane County, Wisconsin
Children
Adin Wallace BENTLEY
Charles Roderick BENTLEY
Francis Maria BENTLEY
Fredrick William BENTLEY
Clara Louise BENTLEY



37. JOSHUA5 BENTLEY (JOHN4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1755, and
died 1836 in Cherry Creek NY. He married (1) JULIA EDSON. She was born
Abt. 1798 in CT, and died July 09, 1884 in Ellington Chautauqua Co Ny. He
married (2) ABIGAIL WILTSIE Bef. 1786. She was born Abt. 1760, and died
Aft. 1806.

Notes for JOSHUA BENTLEY:
Following Joshua Bentley, Sr., about three years later, came his brother
ELDRED BENTLEY, from the same place, and settled on lot 15, about
three-forths of a mile to the west on the line of the old Chautauqua road.
>From these two brothers sprang the numerous families of Bentleys that reside
in that and other portions of this town and Cherry Creek."

source
Manuscript of Eleanor L. Trismen, "Ancestors of the Bentley's of Chautauqua
County, N.Y.", page Z-4
American Revolutionary Soldiers

1830 Ellington Census
BENTLEY JOSHUA Ellington 341
BENTLEY JOSHUA Jr. Ellington 341


More About JOSHUA BENTLEY:
Burial: Highland cemetery Cherry Creek Chautauqua CO NY

Notes for JULIA EDSON:
Name: Julia EDSON
Sex: F
Birth: 1798 in Connecticut
Death: 9 JUL 1884 in Ellington, New York
Note: This was Julia's 3rd marriage (Reuben Bentley, Jr.). Julia did not
have any children by Joshua Bentley, Sr.
Reuben and Julia's 3 ch: 7-1 Martha Henrietta, 7-2 Emily Eunice, 7-3 Thomas
Leighton


Children of JOSHUA BENTLEY and ABIGAIL WILTSIE are:
62. i. JOSHUA6 BENTLEY, b. March 1786; d. June 29, 1851, Cherry Creek
Chautauqua Co NY.
ii. STEPHEN BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1788, Stephentown, NY; m. MARIA KENNEDY, 1824.
63. iii. GARDNER BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1790, Mass; d. December 25, 1831.
iv. PATIENCE BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1790; d. 1838; m. (1) ASA FORBES; d. 1848; m.
(2) JOSIAH ROBINSON; d. 1828.
64. v. BENJAMIN BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1795; d. March 30, 1866, Cherry Creek
Chautauqua Co NY ae 71-1.
vi. IRENE BENTLEY, b. 1797; d. 1829; m. OLIVER BUGBEE, 1818, Ellington NY;
b. 1792; d. April 15, 1868, 66y 6m 7d Clear Creek Ellington.
vii. RENSSELAER BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1800, NY no further info found; d.
BENTLEY, Rensselaer Esq. of Berlin, age ca. 50 yrs, in February 1851 at New
York City.
viii. LYDIA ANN BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1806.
65. ix. DELILAH BENTLEY, b. April 02, 1804, Lived town of Ellicott; d. May
05, 1880, Fluvanna, Town of Ellicott, Chautauqua CO NY.
66. x. ARNOLD BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1804; d. Aft. 1860, Ellington.


38. ELDRED5 BENTLEY (JOHN4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1756
in Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY, and died November 17, 1853 in
Ellington, Chautauqua CO NY. He married (1) BETSY ABIGAIL ALLEN. She was
born Abt. 1760 in Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY, and died July 12, 1816
in NY. He married (2) CATHERINE COX. She was born 1789.

Notes for ELDRED BENTLEY:
Eldred5 Bentley - Refer to his obituary printed in the "Herald of the Times"
on Nov. 17, 1853. His obituary says "he was drafted, under the Gates &
Stark, to serve at the Battles of Saratoga and Bennington but his fellow
soldiers voted for him to stay home and look after the women & children" (at
Stephentown, N.Y.). Eldred was born at Newport, R.I.; lived at Stephentown,
N.Y.; in Mercantile Business in Albany; removed to Chaut. Co., N.Y. at 74
years and died there at 98 yrs. (d. Oct. 26, 1853).
Another brother Reuben also came here with others;


Children of ELDRED BENTLEY and BETSY ALLEN are:
67. i. ELDRED6 BENTLEY, b. Bet. 1788 - 1793, Rensselaer county; d. 1843,
Ellington Chautauqua Co NY.
68. ii. PATIENCE BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1790; d. February 13, 1856, ae 66 Clear
Creek Ellington.
69. iii. PHEBE BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1793; d. 1881.
70. iv. PERRY BENTLEY, b. March 30, 1796, Renssaelaer county,New York; d.
March 19, 1873.
71. v. SARAH OR SALLY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1798, RI; d. 1884, Stephentown,
Rensselaer, New York.
72. vi. LUCY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1803; d. 1880.
vii. BETHANY BENTLEY, b. 1805, Ellington Chautauqua Co NY; d. April 27,
1888, Town of Ellicott, Chautauqua Co NY; m. GEORGE BEMUS; d. February 11,
1892, Town of Ellicott, Chautauqua Co NY age 82.

Notes for BETHANY BENTLEY:
Children:
George W. BEMUS

Abiel Thomas BEMUS


In 1822 Zenus Bemus from New Hampshire bought lot 1 in the Town of
Ellington. Among the official death records at Ellington is that of George
Bemus who died 11 Feb. 1892, age 82-11, born in NH, son of Zenus and
Caroline Bemus. Bethany his wife was Bethany Bentley daughter of Eldred and
Betsey (Abigail) Allen Bentley. Henry the son of H. & .L. Bemus is the son
of Horace and Lucy Bently Bemus. Two brothers married two sisters. Horace
and Lucy moved to Augusta, Wisc. Since we have never found graves for Zenus
and Caroline, we wonder if they too went to Augusta.


More About BETHANY BENTLEY:
Burial: Y

More About GEORGE BEMUS:
Burial: Waterboro Hill Cemetery; Ellicott, Chautauqua co., NY

73. viii. SUSAN BENTLEY, b. 1807; d. 1891.
74. ix. GEORGE WASHINGTON BENTLEY, b. 1809; d. December 28, 1868, Poland
Chautauqua CO NY ae 59-2-0.


Child of ELDRED BENTLEY and CATHERINE COX is:
75. x. ANDREW6 BENTLEY, b. 1835, Ellington Chautauqua Co NY; d. February 13,
1914.


39. JOSEPH5 BENTLEY (JOHN4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born May 01,
1757, and died October 13, 1832 in Cayuga Co NY ?. He married HANNAH
BARBER, daughter of EDWARD BARBER and CHARITY BRIGGS. She was born January
20, 1755 in RICHMOND RI, and died September 25, 1840 in Cayuga Co NY ?.

Notes for JOSEPH BENTLEY:
Children
Joseph BENTLEY b: Abt. 1780 in New York
Patience BENTLEY
Charity BENTLEY b: 25 Jan 1783
Kathurah BENTLEY
Elizabeth BENTLEY
Hannah BENTLEY b: 7 May 1785 in New York
Susan BENTLEY
Edward Barber BENTLEY b: 22 May 1794 in Johnstown, Fulton, NY
John BENTLEY b: Abt. 1797 in Saratoga Co., NY


More About JOSEPH BENTLEY:
Burial: Mt Pleasant Cemetary, Cayuga Co., NY

More About HANNAH BARBER:
Burial: Mt Pleasant Cemetary, Cayuga Co., NY

Children of JOSEPH BENTLEY and HANNAH BARBER are:
i. ELIZABETH6 BENTLEY.
ii. KATURAH BENTLEY.
iii. PATIENCE BENTLEY.
76. iv. JOSEPH BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1780; d. Aft. 1860, LaPorte IN.
v. CHARITY BENTLEY, b. January 25, 1783, Stephentown, NY; m. GARDNER
ELDRIDGE, December 08, 1805.
vi. HANNAH BENTLEY, b. May 07, 1785; d. August 12, 1862, Huron Co Ohio.
vii. EDWARD BARBER BENTLEY, b. May 22, 1794, Johnstown,Fulton,NY; m.
CLARIMOND BROCKWAY; b. August 01, 1799; d. April 22, 1874.
viii. JOHN BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1797.


40. REUBEN5 BENTLEY (JOHN4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1766
in Rhode Island, and died 1810 in Stephenson Townshipin (Rensselaer) New
York. He married SUSANNA NORTHRUP. She was born Abt. 1765, and died Bet.
1810 - 1813 in in (Rensselaer) New York.

Notes for REUBEN BENTLEY:
Will of Reuben Bentley, Sr. (Rens. Co. Surrogates Records, Vol.
3, p.311) of Stephentown, N.Y. mentions wife Susannah, sons
Samuel, Reuben Jr., Calvin and Thomas, daus. eldest Susannah
Brockway, Mercy Bentley, Maria (Eunice Maria) Bentley, Mary
Bentley and Elizabeth Bentley. Later Eldred Bentley applied to
finish probate as Susannah had died. "Eldred is a brother of
said Reuben deceased". Rens. Co. Surrogates Records Book 1,
p.204. Dated Nov. 4, 1813. "Eldred Bentley by his petition
represented that Reuben Bentley, his brother, late of
Stephentown, N.Y., deceased died about 4 yrs. since having made
his last Will and Testament therein appointing his widow
Susannah executrix, that letters testamentary and probate of
said will was granted to the said Susannah who took upon her the
administration of the goods etc. of the said Reuben that the
said Susannah has since died intestate not having fully
administered -. that the said Reuben left issue several
children his heirs at law to wit -- Samuel Bentley his eldest
son -- Susannah Brockway wife of Samuel Brockway -- Eunice
Bentley (sine deceased) - Mercy Bentley, Mary Tabor wife of
John Tabor -- Reuben Bentley Jr., Elizabeth Bentley, Calvin
Bentley, and Thomas Bentley -- that the petitioner is a
creditor to the said Reuben deceased. He therefore prayed
Letters of Administration, de bonis non se might be granted to
him - therefore a citation issued to the said heirs-at-law to
appear on the 29th of Nov. aforesaid. The petitioner appeared
and proved due service of said citation - the said Samuel
Bentley - Samuel Brockway and John Tabor also appeared and
refusing to take letters themselves, consented that the said
Eldred should receive letters etc. If no person showing cause
against it, letters of admin. de bonis non se testaments was
granted to said Eldred he first giving bond with sureties in the
penal sum of $1200 and taking usual oath to a Surrogate." Some
of Reuben Bentley Sr.'s children removed to Chautauqua. Co., NY.
They were Mercy, Reuben Jr., Elizabeth, Calvin and Thomas N.
(the youngest)
HIST: Listed as "Ruben" on 1790 NY census in Stephenson Township.


Notes for SUSANNA NORTHRUP:
Also buried here in Cherry Creek is Nicholas Northrup, Nicholas related to
Susannah and Drusilla, Soldier of the Revolution;

Cherry Creek Cemetery: Nicholas Northrup
wife was Elizabeth BENTLEY
ID: I18069911
Name: Sarah NORTHRUP
Given Name: Sarah
Surname: Northrup
Sex: F
Birth: 12 DEC 1806
Death: 5 AUG 1880

Father: Nicholas NORTHRUP b: in New York State
Mother: Elizabeth BENTLY

Marriage 1 Milo CAMP b: 22 SEP 1798
Married: 16 APR 1826 in Connewango Cattarugus Co NY , NY
Children
? CAMP
Nicholas Northrup: Alb. Co. Militia, Col. Van Rensselaer.
also here Cherry Creek Cemetery
CRUMB, Lydia Rev. Nicholas NORTHRUP . Sept. 11, 1842 66y 8m 24d

Nicholas Northup Jr. was born the son of Nicholas Northup Sr. and Lydia
Palmer (b. 1775) on Sept 22, 1797/1798 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New
York. He married Elizabeth Bentley. He fathered 14 children, 9 of whom
survived to adulthood.
Nicholas Northup Jr. was reportedly killed in 1860, while returning from a
trip to visit his son, Anson, who lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Nicholas Northup's page is under construction.
Please check back often for updates.
http://www.northupfamily.com/Genealogy/Nicholas1797.html

Children of Nicholas and Elizabeth Bentley
George
Stephen
Brock
Sarah M. Milo Camp in 1826 in Canervango, Catorogus County, ( *CONEWANGO,
CATTARAUGUS CO) New York.
Roxey
Elizabeth
Anson B. 1817 M. Betsy Jane Edwards D.
listed same site;

Thomas Northup was apparently born 1716, North Kingstown, Washington Co.,
Rhode Island; The first child to Nicholas and Abbigail (Eldred) Northup.
This is not totally resolved, as my best information says that Nicholas and
Abbigail were not married until 1721. Nicholas was old enough that Thomas
could have been norn from a previous wife. It was not uncommon for the women
to die in childbirth in those days.

Thomas was married to (1) SUSANNAH Congdon Abt. 1740, North Kingstown,
Washington Co., Rhode Island; (b. 7 February 1719/20, North Kingstown,
Washington Co., Rhode Island), (2) LADY NEEDHAM, Aft. 1741 in England; (b.
Abt. 1718, England.) It is presumed that they returned from England with 4
children, and added as many as 7 more, after they returned in 1766. Dates of
birth are not known, and it is not known if any of the children were born to
Susannah.


John B. Northup writes:
Stephentown, founded 29 March 1784, by Stephen Van Rensselaer. It was a 200
square mile area. The 1790 census showed it to be the ninth largest town in
the United States. Eventually eleven more towns were formed from within the
original tract. A 1784 map of the area shows several Rhode Island names
within its boundaries including Gardner, Clark (e), Thomas, Arnold, Niles,
Barber, Moon, Reynolds, Northup(for Thomas), and others. This appears to
have been a major destination for those heading west. It also shows that the
land was quite rapidly claimed, and undoubtedly families, arriving as late
as 1784, found the land too expensive for them or just not available,
causing them to keep going to find the "land of opportunity." Note: the land
was "free" but they had to give the landlord 10% of their gross crops.


There seems to be several cases of families who knew each other getting the
"move urge" about the same time, and banding together for the move for the
purpose of security against misfortunes of nature, natives, or just plain
bad luck. The picture of Connestoga wagons crossing the prarie in long
trains was much more picturesque than sleds pulled thru the woods, but
chances are they both had the same purpose, security and direction.


Tom Clarke believes it possible that a total list of children is: Nicholas,
Needham, Emmanuel, Girl, Girl, Girl, Thomas, Eunice, Levi, Susanna and
Abiah.


Thomas Northup's page is under Construction:
Please check back often for updates.

Thomas Northup Family

Children of Thomas and Susannah Northup
??

Children of Thomas and Lady (Needham) Northup
Thomas Northup m. Sarah Gardner??
Nicholas born in England in 1752 m. Lydia Palmer ** Father of the one
here;
Needham I Northup Born in England ?? abt 1754 m. Mary Clark (b. 5 Dec
1758; d. MAY 1831 d. BEF. 1826
Emmanuel
Eunice b. 1766 m. Caleb Gardner
Levi
Susanna ***
Abiah

AND I think the dau SUSANNA of Thomas and Lady Needham is the one married to
this BENTLEY


Children of REUBEN BENTLEY and SUSANNA NORTHRUP are:
i. SAMUEL6 BENTLEY, b. 1788; d. 1814.
ii. SUSANNAH BENTLEY, b. 1789, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York; d. Aft.
1827; m. SAMUEL BROCKWAY; b. 1786, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York.
iii. MERCY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1791; d. 1854, Ellington Chautauqua Co NY.
iv. EUNICE MARIA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1794; d. Bet. 1810 - 1813, Rensselaerco
NY.
v. MARY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1796; m. JOHN TABOR.
77. vi. REUBEN BENTLEY, b. August 06, 1798, NY; d. April 13, 1864, Ellington
Chautauqua Co NY.
vii. ELIZABETH BENTLEY, b. 1802, Stephentown, NY; m. (1) ELIPHALET F.
BIGELOW; m. (2) SAMUEL BROCKWAY; b. 1802; d. 1836, Ellington Chautauqua Co
NY.
78. viii. CALVIN BENTLEY, b. April 28, 1805, Stephentown, NY; d. 1846,
Ellington Chautauqua Co NY.
79. ix. THOMAS N. BENTLEY, b. August 25, 1807, Stephentown, NY; d. February
08, 1890, Liberty, Porter, Indiana in 1880.


41. GEORGE5 BENTLEY (GEORGE4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born June
26, 1756, and died May 13, 1831. He married LUCY GARDNER. She was born
Abt. 1756, and died 1844.

Children of GEORGE BENTLEY and LUCY GARDNER are:
i. JONATHAN6 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1782; d. August 22, 1848; m. NANCY BLY.
ii. DANIEL BENTLEY, b. March 27, 1789.
80. iii. RUSSELL BENTLEY, b. October 12, 1791; d. September 25, 1852.
iv. GEORGE BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1798; d. May 1854.
v. OTHER CHILDREN BENTLEY.


42. JONATHAN5 BENTLEY (EZEKIEL4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born June
03, 1774 in Hopkinton, Washington County, New York, and died December 19,
1841 in De Ruyter, Madison County, New York. He married JUDITH STILLMAN
COON. She was born Abt. 1778.

Notes for JONATHAN BENTLEY:
this family line is documented well and in the files at Ancestry.com/


Child of JONATHAN BENTLEY and JUDITH COON is:
i. ARTEMAS V.6 BENTLEY, b. July 15, 1816.

Notes for ARTEMAS V. BENTLEY:
>From "History of Chenango and Madison Counties, NY" starting on page 604

Madison County Bios

A. V. BENTLEY, who is at present the oldest living lawyer in De Ruyter, was
born in that town July 15, 1816, and received the rudiments of an English
education at the common schools which were efficient educators of the young
at that date. With limited opportunities, as were those of most young men of
the time, he early developed a passion for books and by teaching in winters
acquired the means of further prosecuting his studies. In the higher schools
and academies he pursued the languages and natural sciences of which he
became especially fond. In this direction, he was aided and encouraged by
Dr. HUBBARD SMITH, an early physician of De Ruyter. Through a course of
seven seasons he was engaged at intervals in teaching school in Madison and
some of the adjoining counties. In 1839, Mr. BENTLEY entered the office of
his brother Z. T. BENTLEY, Esq., at De Ruyter, afterwards known as Gen.
BENTLEY, and commenced the study of the law with an allowance of four years
for classical studies in abridgment of the regular legal course which was
seven years. He was admitted to the bar in 1842, at the July term of the old
Supreme Court, the Hon. SAMUEL NELSON, Chief Justice, presiding, with ESEK
COWEN and GREENE C. BRONSON associate justices. Mr. BENTLEY opened an office
at De Ruyter, and at once entered into a vigorous but friendly competition
with his brother, Gen. BENTLEY, who kept a separate office, and with many
other well known lawyers of Cortland and Chenango counties. Within the next
four years Mr. BENTLEY was elected a Justice of the Peace, (which at that
time was a far more important office than at present,) by reason of his
acknowledged ability and familiarity with legal principles, and with the
exception of an interval of some two years, continued to be re-elected term
after term covering a period of about thirty years. During this time he was
elected and served as an Associate Justice of the County sessions. In the
meantime his health had become impaired through an early physical infirmity,
so that the field of more arduous practice became somewhat restricted; but
his office business greatly increased, and to that he gave a large share of
his attention. As a real estate lawyer and conveyancer his experience and
rapid business methods were proverbial, and as a safe counsellor his advice
was sought in the most important transactions. His ability, honesty and
integrity of character drew many clients, whilst his natural disrelish of
strifes and litigations caused him to advise in the interests of peace where
peace could be honorably obtained. His opinions as a legal counsellor and
friend have been largely called into requisition, and none the less
frequently by reason of his habit of often imparting advice without fee or
reward save the satisfaction of doing good.
Mr. BENTLEY is a ready and fluent speaker, is well read in the law and
possesses and continues to cultivate literary tastes and pursuits unusual
among business men. His apt and off-hand ability as a writer has often been
called into service by others who have many times received the credit due to
his quiet methods. In 1861, under the administration of Mr. Lincoln he was
appointed postmaster at De Ruyter, which position he has held ever since,
enjoying the respect and confidence of the people and their descendants
among whom he was born and has always lived. In the early days of the
anti-slavery cause he took a deep and active interest in the overthrow of
the slave power which ruled the nation. Throughout the rebellion his
sympathies and efforts were enlisted on the side of the Union, and his voice
was frequent and eloquent in its support. Mr. BENTLEY is a pronounced
republican; yet never obtrudes his opinions offensively on others. In
religion, he leans strongly to the free liberal sentiments of modern
thinkers. He discards authority and rests all questions of theology on their
intrinsic merits and reasonableness. His urbanity, dignity and courtesy
towards all, have secured him the kind regards and esteem of of his
neighbors and fellow men. If he has not accumulated as large a property as
some, he has the satisfaction of feeling that he has taken no man's farm for
his fee, nor robbed the widow or orphan of their inheritance In the sunset
of life, he deems it better to leave the world with the world's blessing,
rather than with the maledictions of those whose substance he has
confiscated to enrich himself. The likeness of Mr. BENTLEY does not appear
in this volume among the pictures of some of the prominent men of De Ruyter;
but the missing statue of Brutus was more remarked than the statues present
of the other illustrious Romans.




43. GEORGE WASHINGTON5 BENTLEY (EZEKIEL4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was
born May 21, 1783 in North Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, and
died 1874 in North Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. He married
ANNA STANTON WILLIAMS June 18, 1809 in North Stonington CT, daughter of
WARHAM WILLIAMS and ANNA STANTON. She was born August 22, 1790, and died
1874 in North Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON BENTLEY:
Warham, mentioned below; Charles, July 6, 1760; Phebe, December 1, 1761;
Asa, August 13, 1763; Luke, October 26, 1765.

(VI) Warham (2), son of Warham (1) Williams, was born February 19, 1759, at
Stonington. He married, April 5, 1789, Anna Stanton, of the old Stonington
family of this name. Children, born at Stonington:
** Anna, August 22, 1790, married George Bentley **
; Mary or Polly, February 17, 1792, married, December 3, 1815, Appleton
Woodward (see Woodward and Hakes); Phebe, February 15, 1794, married John
Bentley.

Source
New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Volume III

Sources:
Title: "Bentley Springs: Our History" By Mabel E. Thompson
Page: pg. 2



He served in the War of 1812 as a private in the Conn. Militia in New London
under Asa A. Swan, from 20Jun1813 to 26Jun1813 (Record of Connecitcut
Men...., p.16).

He is listed in the 1850 census of North Stonington, CT, family 330, as
George W. age 68, Anna age 59, Frances age 19, Anna age 95.

Children
George Hix BENTLEY b: 10 JUN 1810 in North Stonington, New London Co., CT
Henry Farley BENTLEY b: 21 JAN 1813 in North Stonington, New London Co., CT
Charles William BENTLEY b: 2 JUL 1815 in North Stonington, New London Co.,
CT
John Nelson BENTLEY b: 1818 in North Stonington, New London Co., CT
Edwin BENTLEY b: 3 JUL 1824 in North Stonington, New London Co., CT
Anna Chapman BENTLEY b: 23 SEP 1827 in North Stonington, New London Co., CT
Frances Mary BENTLEY b: 14 OCT 1830 in North Stonington, New London Co., CT

Sources:
Abbrev: Stonington (CT) Town Clerk, _Town Records, 1714-1831_ (Salt Lake
City : Filmed
Note:
Stonington (CT) Town Clerk, _Town Records, 1714-1831_ (Salt Lake City :
Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1981), [MFilm #1309872], Note:
Books 3and4 were transcribed from original. Original pg. nos. in ( ).
Page: Bk. 4, p. 309(92).
Abbrev: North Stonington (Connecticut). Registrar of Vital Statistics.
Records of
Note:
North Stonington (Connecticut). Registrar of Vital Statistics. Records of
Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1758-1920. Salt Lake City: Filmed by the
Genealogical Society of Utah, 19__. [Microfilm #1309964]
Page: Vol. 1, p. 53.


More About GEORGE WASHINGTON BENTLEY:
Burial: See Notes

Children of GEORGE BENTLEY and ANNA WILLIAMS are:
i. FRANCES6 BENTLEY, b. October 14, 1830, N; m. JAMES MADISON WORCHESTER,
May 31, 1857.
ii. HENRY FARLEY BENTLEY, b. 1812; d. 1909.
iii. CHARLES WILLIAM BENTLEY, b. July 02, 1815, North Stonington, New
London County, Connecticut; d. 1902, Baltimore MD.

Notes for CHARLES WILLIAM BENTLEY:
Charles William Bentley was born in Northstonington Connecticut in 1815. He
was raised under a strick code of ethics which included labor as being the
most important duty of man. He worked on his father's farm until he turned
sixteen at which time he went to sea. After one voyage he returned home at
the request of his parents and took a job with a Norwich house building
company. Here he began studying machinery and completed an apprenticeship.
Charles first came to Baltimore in 1837 and was employeed by the Canton
Company. He was soon put incharge of the work of the company. When the
contract was finished he formed a partnership with the Canton company to
form the first sash and door company in the state. Unfortunately the company
was not successfully mainly do to the prejudice of factory made products.
In 1840 Charles started inventing a upright tubular steam boiler for cooking
and agricultural purposes. He obtained a patent for his invention and
started a machine and boiler making company in 1848. The company was called
Baltimore Steam Boiler Works and was located oat 25 S. Front St. in
Baltimore. His work was noted for its excelence and in 1850 the Maryland
Institute awarded him a gold medal for one of his steam engines. He
established the Baltimore Steam - Boiler works.
In 1858 he bought property on the North Central Railroad which is now known
as Bentley Springs. Here he he built a rail station, several houses and the
Glen House, which became a popular summer resort until its destuction in
1868.
Charles W. Bentley was one of the most active founders of the Maryland
Institute for the promotion of the Mechanical Arts. He served on the board
of managers from 1848 - 1874, on the Committee of the school of Desigh from
1851 - 1861 and again from 1869 - 1870. He was vice president of the
Maryland Institute from 1860 - 1864, 1866 and 1868. He was the school's
president from 1872 - 1873.
In 1862 the school's " Great Hall " was used as a hospital forseven hundred
men wounded in the Civil War.


Sources:
1. "Bentley Springs: Our History" by Mabel E. Thompson
2. " History of Baltimore City and County" by J. Thomas Scarf - published
1881.
3. Maryland Institute, The Decker Library


iv. GEORGE HIX BENTLEY, b. June 10, 1810; d. 1888; m. SARAH FULLER
TOURTELOTTE.


44. DAVID NILES5 BENTLEY (EZEKIEL4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born
July 24, 1785 in New London County, North Stonington, Connecticut, and died
June 24, 1884 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut. He married LETETIA
GARDNER August 11, 1805 in CT. She died Bef. 1880.

Notes for DAVID NILES BENTLEY:
David N. BENTLEY Self W Male W 94 CT Retired Clergyman CT
CT
Hulda TUCKER Other W Female W 58 RI House Keeper RI RI
Norwich, New London, Connecticut
1880 census
Wife Letetia is now dead


Death: 24 JUL 1884 in Chelsea, Norwich, New London Co., CT
Note: In 1811 a church was organized at Mr. Bentley's house. He was chosen
Vice-president of the Union Sabbath School Society on 11Oct1816. In May 1825
a small church was dedicated at the Falls Village. For 50 years he was
regarded as the main pillar of the Methodist Church in Chelsea. He was a
member of the Board of Trustees of the Norwich Savings Society.

Married: 11 AUG 1805 in Norwich, New London Co., CT
Children
Harriet C. BENTLEY b: abt 1807
David Gardner BENTLEY b: 11 FEB 1810
Lorenzo Dow BENTLEY b: 13 FEB 1813
John Wesley BENTLEY b: abt 1815
Sarah-Ann Louise BENTLEY b: abt 1820
Caroline BENTLEY b: abt 181_
Jane Letitia BENTLEY b: abt 181_
George W. BENTLEY b: 7 MAY 1822
Andrew Jackson BENTLEY b: 10 JAN1827 in Norwich, New London Co., CT
Mary H. BENTLEY b: abt 1829/30
Elizabeth R. "Lizzie" BENTLEY b: abt 1831/2

Marriage 2 Elizabeth "Betsey" ROGERS b: 9 AUG 1790 in Montville, New London
Co., CT
Married: aft 1853-5

Sources:
Abbrev: North Stonington (Connecticut). Registrar of Vital Statistics.
Records of
Note:
North Stonington (Connecticut). Registrar of Vital Statistics. Records of
Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1758-1920. Salt Lake City: Filmed by the
Genealogical Society of Utah, 19__. [Microfilm #1309964]
Page: Vol. 1, p. 5.




Children of DAVID BENTLEY and LETETIA GARDNER are:
i. JOHN WESLEY6 BENTLEY, b. March 15, 1815.
ii. OTHER CHILDREN BENTLEY.


45. LUCY5 BENTLEY (EZEKIEL4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born
September 16, 1793 in North Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. She
married TIMOTHY AVERY.

Notes for LUCY BENTLEY:
Timothy8 Avery (Christopher7, Christopher6, Christopher5, Christopher4,
James3, James2, Christopher1); m. Lucy Bentley, dau. of Ezekiel and Anna
(Chapman) Bentley. She was b. at North Stonington, about 1793.
Child of Timothy and Lucy (Bentley) Avery:

3812. i. JAMES M.9, b. Dec. 1, 1820.



Source;
The Groton Avery Clan vol 1


Child of LUCY BENTLEY and TIMOTHY AVERY is:
i. JAMES A.6 AVERY, b. December 01, 1820.


46. JOHN5 BENTLEY (EZEKIEL4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born March
02, 1796, and died November 15, 1843 in New London County, North Stonington,
Connecticut. He married PHEBE STANTON WILLIAMS November 24, 1823 in North
Stonington CT, daughter of WARHAM WILLIAMS and ANNA STANTON. She was born
February 15, 1794, and died November 27, 1874 in See Notes.

Notes for JOHN BENTLEY:
Children
Phebe Anna BENTLEY b: 17 OCT 1824 in North Stonington, New London Co., CT
Mary Williams "Polly" BENTLEY b: 23 DEC 1825 in North Stonington, New
London Co., CT
John Stanton BENTLEY b: 27 MAR 1828 in North Stonington, New London Co., CT




More About JOHN BENTLEY:
Burial: Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, CT

More About PHEBE STANTON WILLIAMS:
Burial: Elm Grove

Child of JOHN BENTLEY and PHEBE WILLIAMS is:
81. i. JOHN STANTON6 BENTLEY, b. March 27, 1828, New London County, North
Stonington, Connecticut; d. 1903.


47. URIAH5 BENTLEY (CALEB4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born June 21,
1779 in Rensselaer Co,New York, and died September 28, 1860 in Busti
Chautauqua CO NY age 81. He married NANCY SWEET, daughter of JONATHAN
SWEET and ELIZABETH JONES. She was born May 07, 1779 in Berlin, Rensselaer,
New York, and died April 21, 1844 in Busti Chautauqua CO NY age 65.

More About URIAH BENTLEY:
Burial: Bentley Cemetery LAKEWOOD, NY

More About NANCY SWEET:
Burial: Bentley Cemetery LAKEWOOD, NY

Children of URIAH BENTLEY and NANCY SWEET are:
82. i. NANCY6 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1802, Chautauqua Co NY; d. June 25, 1885, IA
or NE.
83. ii. POLLY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1804, RENSSELAER CO., NY; d. August 27, 1886.
84. iii. URIAH SWEET BENTLEY, b. August 01, 1806; d. December 19, 1834,
Busti Chautauqua CO NY age 28.
iv. HIRAM BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1808; d. October 05, 1868.
v. SIBYL E. BENTLEY, b. July 19, 1808, 2nd wife RENSSELAER CO., NY; d.
March 05, 1870, Fluvanna, Town of Ellicott, Chautauqua CO NY; m. ISAAC
NOBLE; b. October 13, 1809; d. March 16, 1894, Fluvanna, Town of Ellicott,
Chautauqua CO NY.

Notes for SIBYL E. BENTLEY:
Children
Elizabeth Noble
Sybil Minerva Noble b: 1852 in RENSSELAER CO., NY

More About SIBYL E. BENTLEY:
Burial: Fluvanna Cemetery

More About ISAAC NOBLE:
Burial: Fluvanna Cemetery

vi. SIMEON G. BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1812, Busti Chautauqua CO NY; m. ALICE
GIFFORD; b. April 02, 1811, Busti Chautauqua CO NY.
85. vii. ALEXANDER BENTLEY, b. June 03, 1815; d. May 12, 1884, Age. 68/11/9
Fluvanna Town of Ellicott.
86. viii. GUSTAVUS A. BENTLEY, b. August 12, 1817, NY; d. December 26, 1890,
Busti Chautauqua CO NY age 73.
ix. ULTICA C. BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1818, Busti Chautauqua CO NY; m. THERON
PALMETER.
x. MINERVA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1820, Busti Chautauqua CO NY; m. ALFRED
STEWARD.


48. WILLIAM5 BENTLEY (CALEB4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born
February 24, 1784 in Little Hoosick (Rensselaer) New York, and died 1845.
He married DEBORAH GREENE. She was born 1790, and died 1843.

Child of WILLIAM BENTLEY and DEBORAH GREENE is:
87. i. WILLIAM C.6 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1810, <Little Hoosick,Rensselaer
Co.,N.Y.>; d. 1862.


49. CALEB5 BENTLEY (CALEB4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born January
06, 1786 in Little Hoosick (Rensselaer) New York, and died 1822. He married
BETSEY ALLEN.

Notes for CALEB BENTLEY:
All children born Rensselaer County, New York

More About CALEB BENTLEY:
Burial: Burial:(Soule

Children of CALEB BENTLEY and BETSEY ALLEN are:
i. ROBERT6 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1808.
ii. CHARLES BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1809.
iii. BETSEY MIRANDA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1811.
iv. DEBORAH BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1813.
v. POLLY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1816.
vi. ALANSON BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1819.
vii. MARY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1821.


50. DARIUS5 BENTLEY (CALEB4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born March
12, 1788 in Little Hoosick (Rensselaer) New York, and died 1881 in
Horseheads, Chemung, New York. He married HANNAH ALLEN. She was born Abt.
1793 in NY, and died Bef. 1880 in Horseheads, Chemung, New York.

Notes for DARIUS BENTLEY:
Title: Manuscript compiled by Eleanor L. Trismen.


According to Census records 1850 and beyond, Darius started a Bentley
dynasty in Chemung Co
NY

Horseheads 1860 village
426 429 Bentley Darius 72 M Surveyor & Engineer 15000 500 NY
Hannah 66 F NY
Melissa 25 F Apprentice School Teach 50 NY
Marilla 22 F NY
Allen Catherine 9 F NY
Bentley Catherine 7 F NY

See the NY tri County GENWeb site for much more on this branch of Bentley;

Anil C. WESTON Self M Male W 50 CT CT CT
H. Melissa WESTON Wife M Female W 45 NY Keeping House NY
NY is HANNAH MELISSA BENTLEY
Derias BENTLY Father In Law W Male W 92 NY Ret. Farmer RI
RI is DARIUS
Cora BENTLY Niece S Female W 18 NY At Home NY NY

1880 Horseheads, Chemung, New York


Children of DARIUS BENTLEY and HANNAH ALLEN are:
i. DARIUS ALLEN6 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1815; m. LYDIA JACKSON.
ii. AMANDA MALVINA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1817.
iii. RALPH ALLEN BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1820.
iv. GRANT B BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1823.
v. MARY GANET BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1825.
vi. JOHN I. BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1828.
vii. LYMAN CORVEL BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1831.
viii. HANNAH MELISSA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1833; m. WESTON.

Notes for HANNAH MELISSA BENTLEY:
Horseheads, Chemung, New York 1880 census with Darius in her home
he is 92

ix. MARILLA CAROLINE BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1836; m. FRANKLIN BROWN.


51. CYRUS J.5 BENTLEY (CALEB4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born August
15, 1790, and died 1866 in Chemung Co NY. He married HANNAH SMITH. She was
born Abt. 1794.

Notes for CYRUS J. BENTLEY:
All his children born Chemung Co NY


More About CYRUS J. BENTLEY:
Burial: HORSEHEADS

Children of CYRUS BENTLEY and HANNAH SMITH are:
i. HIRAM SMITH6 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1814.
ii. LAURA MALVINA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1816.
iii. LAURINA MALINDA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1819.
88. iv. HENRY JAY "HARRY" BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1821, Horseheads, Chemung, New
York; d. 1896, Veteran, Chemung, New York.
v. FRANCES BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1826.
vi. HELEN IRENE BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1831.


52. ALEXANDER BARBER5 BENTLEY (CALEB4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was
born June 21, 1793, and died 1867. He married AGNES PRICE.

Child of ALEXANDER BENTLEY and AGNES PRICE is:
i. STORM6 BENTLEY, b. 1841; d. 1907.


53. RHODOLPHUS5 BENTLEY (CALEB4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born
November 06, 1797 in Little Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., N.y, and died 1857. He
married CHRISTINA PRICE. She was born Abt. 1806 in Little Hoosick,
Rensselaer Co., N.y, and died 1885.

Children of RHODOLPHUS BENTLEY and CHRISTINA PRICE are:
i. JANE6 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1823.
ii. JOHN HENRY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1825.
iii. CALEB BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1827.

Notes for CALEB BENTLEY:
Caleb BENTLY Self M Male W 52 NY Lawyer NY NY
Florence BENTLY Wife M Female W 34 MA Keeping House CAN
MA
Harry BENTLY Son S Male W 16 IL Works On Farm NY MA
Fannie BENTLY Dau S Female W 4 IL NY MA
Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois 1880

iv. JAMES BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1829.
v. DAVID BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1831.
vi. JOSEPHINE BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1833.
vii. HARRIET BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1835.


54. MELANCTON5 BENTLEY (CALEB4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born
December 10, 1803, and died September 07, 1865. He married (1) ELIZABETH
SMITH March 01, 1828 in Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York. She was born 1804,
and died 1841. He married (2) MERCY ELIZA REYNOLDS Abt. 1853 in Rensselaer,
New York. She was born 1822, and died 1907.

More About MELANCTON BENTLEY:
Burial: Baptist Cem., Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York

More About MERCY ELIZA REYNOLDS:
Burial: Baptist Cem., Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York

Children of MELANCTON BENTLEY and ELIZABETH SMITH are:
i. CAROLINE MARIA6 BENTLEY, b. February 21, 1830.
ii. CAROLINE AGAIN BENTLEY, b. May 19, 1833; d. July 27, 1860.

More About CAROLINE AGAIN BENTLEY:
Burial: Baptist Cem., Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York

iii. EUNICE MARY BENTLEY, b. November 24, 1836.
iv. AMANDA BENTLEY, b. January 01, 1839.

Notes for AMANDA BENTLEY:
ENDLETON
Alonzo 10/29/1900 aged 80 Struck by train at Conewango Valley
(* son of Eli PENDLETON and Laura KING and was married to Amanda BENTLEY may
also be buried here, no record listed )



Children of MELANCTON BENTLEY and MERCY REYNOLDS are:
89. v. CALEB6 BENTLEY, b. December 13, 1845, Rensselaer, New York.
vi. DAVID R. BENTLEY, b. June 26, 1847; m. FLORA GORTON.
vii. MINNIE BENTLEY, b. July 24, 1850.
viii. WILLIAM M. BENTLEY, b. February 23, 1854, Rens CO NY; m. JANE CLAY.


55. ELISHA5 BENTLEY (GIDEON4, CALEB3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt.
1809 in NY, and died in New York . Allegany . Granger in 1850. He married
RHODA. She was born Abt. 1806.

Children of ELISHA BENTLEY and RHODA are:
i. PETER6 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1835, New York . Allegany . Granger.

Notes for PETER BENTLEY:
Peter BENTLEY Self M Male W 45 NY Carpenter NY NY
Josephine BENTLEY Wife M Female W 47 NY Keeping House MA
NY
May E. BENTLEY Dau S Female W 7 NY NY NY
Granger 1880

ii. JOSEPH BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1838, New York . Allegany . Granger.
iii. REBECCA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1839, New York . Allegany . Granger.
iv. JOHN BENTLEY, b. 1840, New York . Allegany . Granger.
v. KATHERINE BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1842, New York . Allegany . Granger.


56. ELISHA5 BENTLEY (WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born
January 19, 1786, and died June 19, 1868. He married JANE JOHNSTON. She
was born September 07, 1789, and died November 05, 1882.

Child of ELISHA BENTLEY and JANE JOHNSTON is:
i. LATON6 BENTLEY, b. December 05, 1816; d. March 10, 1907, Antwerp,
Jefferson, New York; m. SHARILL CROOK; b. April 10, 1825; d. February 02,
1899, Antwerp, Jefferson, New York.

Notes for LATON BENTLEY:
In 1850 this LATON lived beside his father ELISHA and he lived beside JAMES
BENTLEY age 44 Prudence (listed in odd order ) Pru is named age 48 AFTER 2
children then several more children;

In RIPLEY Chautauqua CO NY 1850 is another LATON age 34
Wife HARRIET 24
Dau Charlotte is 3 all b NY
he is still in Ripley in 1880
Layton BENTLEY Self M Male W 65 NY Farmer NY NY
Harriet BENTLEY Wife M Female W 55 NY Keeping House NY NY
Cassius BENTLEY Son S Male W 17 NY At Home NY NY
Richard RICE Other M Male W 28 NY MA NY
Note: Layton was the original purchaser of lot 58, north part of lot 50, and
the south part of 58 in Ripley Township, Chautauqua, NY. 1

Marriage 1 HARRIET MILLER b: 21 SEP 1824 in New York State, USA
Married: 2 OCT 1846 in State Line, Erie, NY, USA
Children
CHARLOTTE BENTLEY b: 1847 in Cattaraugus County, NY, USA
ALMOND BENTLEY b: 1851 in Cattaraugus County, NY, USA
LYDIA BENTLEY b: 1853 in Cattaraugus County, NY, USA
no clue to his parentage
ONE LAYTON C Bentley died in the Civil War served IOWA and HARRIET Bentley
named as widow
1863 Mar 30
Lists another LAYTON B. Served Iowa and widow JENNIE widow in 1900's early
1907-8 hard to read
yet the other records list only 1 LAYTON served;
makes no sense;



57. JAMES5 BENTLEY (GREEN4, GREENE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt.
1804. He married EUNICE NICHOLS.

Child of JAMES BENTLEY and EUNICE NICHOLS is:
90. i. BENJAMIN6 BENTLEY, b. April 30, 1823, Millport, Chemung County, New
York; d. May 02, 1849, MIllport, Chemung County, New York.


58. NATHAN5 BENTLEY (CALEB4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born January
24, 1777 in RI. He married MERCY NICHOLS July 06, 1801.

Child of NATHAN BENTLEY and MERCY NICHOLS is:
91. i. RUSSELL D.6 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1802; d. Aft. 1850, New York .
Onondaga . Van Buren.


59. ISAAC5 BENTLEY (GIDEON4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born July
07, 1782 in Exeter, Washington, Ri, and died Abt. 1860 in Eaton Rapids,
Michigan. He married MARY COVEY. She was born April 17, 1783, and died
September 05, 1871 in Eaton Co., Michigan.

Notes for MARY COVEY:
Birth: 17 APR 1783 in New York
Death: 5 SEP 1871 in Eaton Co., Michigan

Father: Amos COREY
Mother: SIBEL


Children of ISAAC BENTLEY and MARY COVEY are:
i. GIDEON6 BENTLEY, b. October 28, 1807.

Notes for GIDEON BENTLEY:
Family files list THIE b 1807 GIDEON as the one who married to Mary Susan
COMSTOCK, he is NOT;
That Unknown GIDEON was born, Jan. 28, 1824;
d. June 19, 1924. Eaton MI;
Mary Susan COMSTOCK b. July 29, 1825; d.
Eaton Co., Mich., April 24, 1873;
Source;
A History and Genealogy of the Comstock Family in America

ii. NANCY BENTLEY, b. July 23, 1813.
iii. MARY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1827.
iv. EMMA BENTLEY, b. August 12, 1841.
92. v. GIDEON BENTLEY, b. January 28, 1824; d. June 19, 1924.


60. GIDEON5 BENTLEY (GIDEON4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born May
04, 1793 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, Ny, and died in Illinois . Pike . 3 S 3
W. He married HARRIET WHEELER May 04, 1818. She was born December 17, 1799
in NY, and died in Illinois . Pike . 3 S 3 W.

Children of GIDEON BENTLEY and HARRIET WHEELER are:
i. NEWMAN6 BENTLEY, b. 1822.
ii. HARRIET BENTLEY, b. 1826.
iii. MAHLON BENTLEY, b. 1827.
iv. WILLIAM BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1831.
v. LYDIA A. BENTLEY, b. 1835.
vi. OSCAR BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1837.
vii. ORESTES BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1839.
viii. ORREN BENTLEY, b. 1842.
ix. LODEMA BENTLEY, b. 1844.
x. OTHERS BENTLEY, b. Other children died young;.


61. JAMES J.5 BENTLEY (JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt.
1808 in Rensselaer County, New York, and died August 06, 1876 in Ellington
age 72yrs 8mos 27days. He married RUTH CAROLINE WATSON. She was born 1810
in Rhode Island, and died March 17, 1883 in age 74yrs 4mos 7days.

More About RUTH CAROLINE WATSON:
Burial: Ellington

Children of JAMES BENTLEY and RUTH WATSON are:
93. i. JAMES6 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1842, Ellington; d. Aft. 1930, North Harmony.
ii. JEROME/ NOAH BENTLEY, b. July 01, 1844, Ellington; d. April 10, 1901,
Ellington; m. ELLEN OR ELLA SWIFT; b. Abt. 1851.

Notes for JEROME/ NOAH BENTLEY:
Jerome BENTLEY Chautauqua CO in the Civil War;

Service Record:
Enlisted as a Private on 08 August 1862 at the age of 21
Enlisted in Company B, 112th Infantry Regiment New York on 11 August 1862.
Mustered out Company B, 112th Infantry Regiment New York on 13 June 1865 in
Raleigh, NC

filed for pension 1890
Widow ELLA for her pension, looks like April 27 1901

Jerome BENTLEY Self M Male W 36 NY Blacksmith NY RI
Ellen BENTLEY Wife M Female W 28 NY Keeps House NY NY
in Ellington 1880 census



iii. MARY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1849.
94. iv. FRANK BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1851, Ellington Chautauqua Co Ny.
v. GORDON BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1856, Ellington.


Generation No. 6

62. JOSHUA6 BENTLEY (JOSHUA5, JOHN4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born
March 1786, and died June 29, 1851 in Cherry Creek Chautauqua Co NY. He
married (1) SALLY THOMAS. She was born March 1789 in Stephentown,
Rensselaer Co NY, and died June 24, 1862 in Cherry Creek NY. He married (2)
SARAH THOMAS. She was born March 1789, and died June 24, 1862.

Notes for JOSHUA BENTLEY:
BENTLEY
Joshua, Jr son of Joshua and Abigail WILSIE
b 3/1786 d 6/29/1851
Wife Sally THOMAS 3/1789 died 6/24/1862
Second settler of Cherry Creek ;
Said to be Joshua BENTLEY Junior;
>From Stephentown, Rensselaer Co NY, settled on lot 15, Sept. 1, 1815. He was
one of the corps of surveyors that ran the lines in this part of the county
before settlement. The center of the township was found in the survey, to be
on a little island in the stream, where was a small red cherry tree. Mr.
Bentley, the axe man, cut it down, drove down a stake, and named the creek,
"Cherry Creek." Mr. Bentley, seemed to have a relish for forest life and
forest scenery, settling miles from any inhabitant. After several years of
enjoyment of "life in the woods", it was suddenly embittered by a most
distressing bereavement. On a clear Sabbath morning, the 2nd day of April a
little daughter in her 4th year, strayed into the forest, and was never seen
afterward. Mrs. BENTLEY, with 2 of the older children , started out to pick
some cowslips, the little girl at play in the doorway, her father asleep on
the floor. She was not missed until Mrs. Bentleys return about an hour
afterward. A search was commenced, and continued by the inhabitants of the
surrounding country, but without discovering the least trace of the child.
That she had been taken away by the Indians, or that she had wandered into
the woods and been devoured by wild beasts, was among the conjectures
concerning her fate.
Andrew W. Young,
History of Chautauqua Co. NY 1875

CHERRY CREEK-was formed from Ellington, May 4, 1829. It lies on the E.
border of the co., a little N. of the center. The surface is hilly in the N.
W., and rolling in the S.E. Along the S. border are several small swamps. It
is drained by Connewango Creek and several tributaries, flowing S. The soil
is clay and a gravelly loam. Cherry Creek, (p. v.,) in the S. E. part,
contains 3 churches, 2 sawmills, and a gristmill. Pop. 240. The first
settlement was made on Lot 15, in 1812, by Joshua Bentley, from Rensselaer
co. The first religious services were held at the house of Ward King, in
1817; the Rev. Mr. Hadley (Bap.) was the first preacher.



More About JOSHUA BENTLEY:
Burial: Cherry Creek Chautauqua Co NY

More About SALLY THOMAS:
Burial: HIGHLAND CEMETERY

More About SARAH THOMAS:
Burial: Cherry Creek Chautauqua Co NY

Children of JOSHUA BENTLEY and SARAH THOMAS are:
95. i. LEMUEL7 BENTLEY, b. 1812; d. February 25, 1892, Ellington age 76 yrs
8 mos.
ii. CLARINDA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1814, Cherry Creek Chautauqua Co NY; m. NOBLE
KNAPP.
96. iii. JOSEPHUS BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1817, Cherry Creek Chautauqua Co NY.
iv. AMY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1819, Cherry Creek Chautauqua Co NY.
97. v. ALEXANDER BENTLEY, b. 1821, Cherry Creek Chautauqua Co NY; d. April
19, 1883, Cherry Creek Chautauqua Co NY.
vi. JANE BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1823, Cherry Creek Chautauqua Co NY; m. PETER
MASTIN.
vii. SALOMA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1825, Cherry Creek Chautauqua Co NY; m. ROLLIN
HENDERSON.
98. viii. HIRAM BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1829, Cherry Creek Chautauqua Co NY.
ix. SAMANTHA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1836, Cherry Creek Chautauqua Co NY; m. H P
HALLOCK.


63. GARDNER6 BENTLEY (JOSHUA5, JOHN4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born
Abt. 1790 in Mass, and died December 25, 1831. He married AMY CRANDALL.
She died 1880 in Ellington Chautauqua Co NY ae 82.

More About GARDNER BENTLEY:
Burial: Clear Creek Cemetery

More About AMY CRANDALL:
Burial: Clear Creek Cemetery

Children of GARDNER BENTLEY and AMY CRANDALL are:
i. AARON7 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1817, Is ALMON also listed as that in cemetery
rec, Aaron in census; d. May 30, 1874.
99. ii. ELLERY A. BENTLEY, b. 1816, Ellington Chautauqua Co NY; d. 1897,
Cherry Creek Chautauqua Co NY.
100. iii. ALMON/ AARON BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1817, Ellington Chautauqua Co NY; d.
May 30, 1874, Ellington Chautauqua Co NY.
101. iv. BENJAMIN BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1815, Rhode Island; d. November 14, 1899,
Cherry Creek Chautauqua Co NY ae 85.
102. v. WILLIAM BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1824, Ellington Chautauqua Co NY.
vi. TURNER BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1826.

Notes for TURNER BENTLEY:
TURNER is living with brother ELLERY is 1860 census is 33
they live beside AARON age 48 and Ann Bentley


vii. LUCY BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1828.
viii. MARTHA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1830.


64. BENJAMIN6 BENTLEY (JOSHUA5, JOHN4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was
born Abt. 1795, and died March 30, 1866 in Cherry Creek Chautauqua Co NY ae
71-1. He married SUSANNAH KING. She was born Abt. 1796, and died June 14,
1873 in ae 77-2-12 Cherrry Creek.

Notes for BENJAMIN BENTLEY:
In Cherry Creek 1860 Benjamin is 65
Susannah is 64 or 69
Son IRA is 32

More About BENJAMIN BENTLEY:
Burial: Highland Cemetery Cherry Creek NY

More About SUSANNAH KING:
Burial: Highland Cemetery Cherry Creek NY

Children of BENJAMIN BENTLEY and SUSANNAH KING are:
i. IRA7 BENTLEY, b. 1828; m. CLARA GAGE HOWARD; b. Abt. 1825.

Notes for IRA BENTLEY:
Has no wife in 1860 census lived with Benjamin and mom Susanna King BENTLEY

by 1880 IRA is dead, his widow CLARA is living with HER father in Cherry
Creek,.
she has also with her son from Marriage to HOWARD,
Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation
Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Reubin GAGE Self W Male W 89 VT Retired Farmer VT VT
Clara BENTLEY Dau W Female W 55 VT Keeping House VT MA
Irwin HOWARD GSon W Male W 28 NY Farmer VT VT Son of
Clara and Mr Howard, BEFORE marriage to Ira



ii. JULIA ANN BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1830.
103. iii. GEORGE BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1832, Ellington to Michigan Served Civil
War.
iv. MARGARET BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1836.
104. v. LINE OR LINEUS BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1840.


65. DELILAH6 BENTLEY (JOSHUA5, JOHN4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born
April 02, 1804 in Lived town of Ellicott, and died May 05, 1880 in Fluvanna,
Town of Ellicott, Chautauqua CO NY. She married WILLIAM LEE. He was born
1794, and died May 11, 1867 in Fluvanna, Town of Ellicott, Chautauqua CO NY.

Notes for DELILAH BENTLEY:
Manuscript compiled by Eleanor L. Trismen


in 1850 Ellicott census 2 doors from Delia is Valentine Bentley age 28
wife Lois or Louise, 24
Herbert 2, Emily 9 months

in 1880 census in Erie Co PA is
Valentine BENTLEY Self M Male W 58 NY Farmer VT VT
Lois BENTLEY Wife M Female W 52 NY Keeping House NY CT
Grace BENTLEY Dau S Female W 17 PA NY NY
Valentine KING GSon S Male W 7 PA NY NY
Seneca SPALDING Other S Male W 21 NY VT VT


The City of Jamestown, NY
1860
Delia LEE head of house

William H. Lee (War of 1812) D. May 11, 1867 age 73/8/12. Bd. Fluvanna
Cemetery. Married Delila BENTLEY B. apr 2, 1804. D. May 5, 1880. Bd
Fluvanna Cemetery


More About DELILAH BENTLEY:
Burial: Fluvanna Cemetery

Notes for WILLIAM LEE:
Lee, William H. b. d. 11 May 1861 age 73-8-28
Bentley, Delia b. 2 Apr 1804 d. 5 May 1880 age wife
Old Fluvanna records

More About WILLIAM LEE:
Burial: Fluvanna Cemetery

Children of DELILAH BENTLEY and WILLIAM LEE are:
i. PRISCILLA ANN7 LEE, b. Abt. 1821, Rensselaer, New York; d. 1880; m.
JAMES VANDERMARK; b. 1818; d. 1914.
ii. BENJAMIN LEE, b. Abt. 1825; d. 1899; m. NELLIE BALLARD.
iii. EMELINE LEE, b. 1832; d. 1896; m. RILEY O. CLARK; b. 1824; d. 1902.

Notes for EMELINE LEE:
Riley G. CLARK Self M Male W 49 NY Farmer NY ---
Emiline CLARK Wife Female W 47 NY Housekeeper NY NY
Howard M. CLARK Son S Male W 16 NY NY NY
Oliver H. CLARK Son S Male W 6 NY NY NY
Henry E. CLARK Son S Male W 5 NY NY NY
Town of Ellicott, Chautauqua Co NY 1880

iv. LYDIA A. LEE, b. Abt. 1834; d. 1919; m. (1) ERASTUS GATES; b. May 17,
1831, Son of David; d. July 10, 1866, Ellington; m. (2) ELDRED BENTLEY,
1877; b. Abt. 1825, Ellington Chautauqua Co NY; d. 1915, Ellington.

More About LYDIA A. LEE:
Burial: Stone for her Ellington, no dates

More About ERASTUS GATES:
Burial: Ellington Cemetery

Notes for ELDRED BENTLEY:
in 1860 Ellington, ELDRED is 35
Wife Fanny S is 35
Also here a mish mash of persons;
Lorenzo 12
Albert 7
Luther M 3
Marian COOK female 19
RIPLEY Bentley 19
Emery 16
Curtis Bentley 1


More About ELDRED BENTLEY:
Burial: Clear Creek Cemetery

v. ADELIA LEE, b. Abt. 1839; d. 1888.
vi. MARY JANE LEE, b. 1846; m. SEYMOUR DANIEL MORTON.
vii. WILLIAM LEE, b. Abt. 1823; m. CORDELIA PUTNAM, 1848.
viii. JOSHUA LEE, b. Abt. 1827; d. Abt. 1828.


66. ARNOLD6 BENTLEY (JOSHUA5, JOHN4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born
Abt. 1804, and died Aft. 1860 in Ellington. He married LYDIA. She was born
1810, and died Aft. 1860 in Ellington.

Notes for ARNOLD BENTLEY:
ARNOLD Bentley 56
Wife Lydia 50
Peres 20 male
Lydia 15
Orrel 11
and HE lived beside 1860 Benjamin b 1815
and Caroline Pendleton, may not be a son of GARDNER but surely fits this
family

Children of ARNOLD BENTLEY and LYDIA are:
i. PERES7 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1840.
ii. LYDIA BENTLEY, b. 1845.
iii. ORREL BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1849.


67. ELDRED6 BENTLEY (ELDRED5, JOHN4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born
Bet. 1788 - 1793 in Rensselaer county, and died 1843 in Ellington Chautauqua
Co NY. He married LYDIA NILES. She was born 1790, and died 1855.

Notes for ELDRED BENTLEY:
Title: Manuscript compiled by Eleanor L. Trismen gives his birth as ca 1788,
census records later;



Children of ELDRED BENTLEY and LYDIA NILES are:
i. NANCY7 BENTLEY, b. Ellington; d. 1856, Ellington; m. MR. RALPH.

Notes for NANCY BENTLEY:
In 1850 census POLK Co TEXAS is one NANCY RALPH born NY a widow, agfed 46


ii. SARAH BENTLEY, d. Young, Ellington.
105. iii. LOUISA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1813, Ellington Chautauqua Co NY; d. 1891,
Ellington.
106. iv. JOHN BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1816, Ellington; d. 1901, Winnebago county
IL.
v. JEMIMA JULIA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1818, Ellington Chautauqua Co NY; d.
November 30, 1887; m. LIBERTY JEFFERDS, Abt. 1836; b. April 18, 1813.

Notes for LIBERTY JEFFERDS:
Taken from the "Historical Gazeteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus
Co. N.Y." by William Adams. Published 1893

Liberty JEFFERDS, son of Matthew and Salla (HELMS) JEFFERDS, was born in
Rush, N. Y., April 18, 1813. His father died in 1819 and his mother removed
to East Randolph during his boyhood. He married, first, a daughter of Robert
HELMS, who was the mother of his son Lucian, a lumberman in Sheffield, Pa.
His second wife was a daughter of Eldred BENTLEY, of Chautauqua County. Mr.
JEFFERDS settled in East Randolph and was there engaged many years in
manufacturing and dealing in pine lumber and hand-made pine shingles, which
he rafted down the Allegheny and Ohio rivers. Later he was a farmer and
lumberman in Randolph and Cold Spring about twenty years. He now resides
with his son, Lyman JEFFERDS, in Tyrone, Pa. Mrs. Jefferds died Nov. 30,
1887. Children: Cordelia (Mrs. Joseph ARNOLD) ; Freedom L., born in
Randolph, Dec. 23, 1838 ; Marcus, of Pennsylvania ; Delilah (Mrs. Charles
KIRKPATRICK) ; Lyman ; and Lydia (Mrs. Marion PICKARD). Freedom L. JEFFERDS
was raised a farmer and lumberman. Sept. 13, 1863, he married Clarinda,
daughter of Samuel FOY, an early settler of Napoli. Mr. JEFFERDS now owns
and conducts the JEFFERDS steam mills near the east line of this town, where
he manufactures annually from two to three million feet of lumber. He also
conducts a farm of fifty acres

107. vi. ELDRED BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1825, Ellington Chautauqua Co NY; d. 1915,
Ellington.
108. vii. CECIL NILES BENTLEY, b. July 24, 1826, Berkshire county,
Massachusetts; d. Stephenson County, Illinois.
viii. MERCY SEREPTA BENTLEY, b. 1828; d. 1862; m. JASPER FULLER.

Notes for MERCY SEREPTA BENTLEY:
Marriage: 1843/44 1
Children:
James K. FULLER
Charles William FULLER
Mary R. FULLER
Jane E. FULLER





68. PATIENCE6 BENTLEY (ELDRED5, JOHN4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was
born Abt. 1790, and died February 13, 1856 in ae 66 Clear Creek Ellington.
She married (1) JOHN FISHER 1823. He died 1825. She married (2) OLIVER
BUGBEE 1829 in Ellington NY. He was born 1792, and died April 15, 1868 in
66y 6m 7d Clear Creek Ellington.

Child of PATIENCE BENTLEY and JOHN FISHER is:
i. SARAH ANN7 FISHER, b. 1826; d. 1904, Conewango, Cattaraugus, New York;
m. RAYMOND LORENZ; b. 1815, Baden Germany; d. 1918, Conewango, Cattaraugus,
New York.


Child of PATIENCE BENTLEY and OLIVER BUGBEE is:
109. ii. WILLIAM "ASA"7 BUGBEE, b. 1832; d. 1902, Ellington.


69. PHEBE6 BENTLEY (ELDRED5, JOHN4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born
Abt. 1793, and died 1881. She married (1) LUTHER EMERY. He was born 1794,
and died 1865. She married (2) ABIAL THOMAS 1814.

Children of PHEBE BENTLEY and ABIAL THOMAS are:
i. PHEBE MINERVA7 THOMAS, b. 1815; d. 1911, Ellington; m. (1) SETH COOK; b.
1808; d. 1867, Ellington in 1850; m. (2) FRED ACKER, 1884.

Notes for PHEBE MINERVA THOMAS:
in 1850 Phebe is 33 Seth is 42
Jay Bentley is 6
Phebe THOMAS is 56
they have no children


110. ii. ELIZABETH MARIA THOMAS, b. 1818; d. 1902.
iii. ABIAL RODMAN THOMAS, b. 1820; d. 1900.
iv. GEORGE THOMAS, b. Abt. 1829; m. MARTHA MITCHELL.


70. PERRY6 BENTLEY (ELDRED5, JOHN4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born
March 30, 1796 in Renssaelaer county,New York, and died March 19, 1873. He
married DRUSCILLA NORTHRUP. She was born 1804 in NY Father Mother b
England, and died May 30, 1881 in Chautauqua CO NY.

Notes for PERRY BENTLEY:
In Ellington 1860 Image 32 of 49
Perry is 65 b Ny
Druscilla is 56
lived beside Perry G.

Children of PERRY BENTLEY and DRUSCILLA NORTHRUP are:
111. i. PERRY G. JR.7 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1822, Renssaelaer county, York to
Catt CO 1880; d. August 1902, age 81.
ii. LYDIA MARINDA BENTLEY, b. 1824; d. 1842, Chautauqua Co NY.
iii. ELDRED BENTLEY, b. 1825.
112. iv. ABIGAIL BENTLEY, b. 1826, Ellington; d. 1901.
113. v. ASHLEY AMBROSE BENTLEY, b. March 09, 1832, Ellington Chautauqua Co
NY To Griggsville, Pike, Illinois; d. March 19, 1910.
114. vi. MARY CAROLINE BENTLEY, b. 1838, Ellington; d. 1926.


71. SARAH OR SALLY6 BENTLEY (ELDRED5, JOHN4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1)
was born Abt. 1798 in RI, and died 1884 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New
York. She married SYLVESTER SWEET Abt. 1814, son of JEREMIAH SWEET and JANE
ELDRED. He was born 1789, and died February 07, 1865 in Stephentown,
Rensselaer, New York.

Notes for SARAH OR SALLY BENTLEY:
Calvin SHAW Self M Male W 37 NY Farm Laborer MA NY
Martha SHAW Wife M Female W 33 NY Keeping House NY NY
Charles SHAW Son S Male W 5 NY NY NY
Elzie SHAW Dau S Female W 1 NY NY NY
Sarah SWEET Other W Female W 81 NY Keeping House NY NY
Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York 1880

Children of SARAH BENTLEY and SYLVESTER SWEET are:
i. PATIENCE7 SWEET, b. 1816; d. 1870.
115. ii. SYLVESTER SWEET, b. 1817; d. 1882, Ellington Chautauqua Co NY.
iii. JAMES L. SWEET, b. 1819; d. 1893, Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York.

Notes for JAMES L. SWEET:
James L. SWEET Self WIDOWER Male W 61 NY Farmer NY NY
Caroline SWEET Dau S Female W 32 NY Keeping House NY NY
Ebinezar FREEMAN Other W Male W 60 CT Huckster CT CT
1880 Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York

iv. JANE SWEET.
v. ELIZA SWEET, b. 1822; d. 1872, Massachusetts . Berkshire . Hancock in
1850; m. HERMAN H WHITMAN; b. 1816; d. 1891.
vi. JEREMIAH SWEET, b. 1826, Ellington; d. 1882, French Creek, Chautauqua,
New York; m. RHEUMANIA MEDORA HALL; b. 1833; d. 1887.

Notes for JEREMIAH SWEET:
Jeremiah SWEET Self M Male W 54 MA Farmer RI NY
Medora R. SWEET Wife M Female W 46 NY Keeping House MA CT
Cora E. SWEET Dau S Female W 21 NY School Teacher NY NY
Morris O. SWEET Son S Male W 19 NY At Home NY NY
Guy C. SWEET Son S Male W 1 NY NY NY
French Creek 1880

vii. PHEBE L SWEET, b. 1827; d. 1871.
viii. IRA P. SWEET, b. Bet. 1829 - 1831; d. Aft. 1880, Stephentown,
Rensselaer, New York.

Notes for IRA P. SWEET:
Ira P. SWEET Self M Male W 50 MA Laborer MA NY
Phebe J. SWEET Wife M Female W 33 NY Keeping House --- NY
Lilla K. SWEET Dau S Female W 12 MA At School NY MA
1880 Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York


72. LUCY6 BENTLEY (ELDRED5, JOHN4, GEORGE3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born
Abt. 1803, and died 1880. She married HORACE BEMUS, son of ZENUS BEMUS and
CAROLINE. He was born October 21, 1804 in Littleton, NH, and died 1858.

Children of LUCY BENTLEY and HORACE BEMUS are:
i. HORACE7 BEMUS, b. Ellicott NY; d. Infant son No dates listed.

More About HORACE BEMUS:
Burial: Waterboro Hill Cemetery; Ellicott, Chautauqua co., N

ii. ZENUS BEMUS, b. 1833, Ellington Chautauqua Co NY; d. February 27, 1899,
Augusta, Wisconsin.

More About ZENUS BEMUS:
Burial: Augusta East Cemetery, Augusta, Wisconsin; Family Plot, Block B,83

iii. FRANKLIN BEMUS, b. Abt. 1839.
iv. ELIZA LEBARRON BEMUS, b. Abt. 1831.
v. SARAH SUTTON BEMUS, b. Abt. 1845.

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