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  • ID: I7604
  • Name: James Wilson BENTLEY
  • Given Name: James Wilson
  • Surname: BENTLEY 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1784 in Virginia
  • Death: 9 Nov 1840 in Franklin County, Georgia 2
  • Residence: Union County, South Carolina 1812
  • Residence: South Carolina 1814
  • Residence: Union County, South Carolina 1819
  • Residence: Union County, South Carolina 1820
  • Census: page 135 1820 Union County, South Carolina
  • Event: Capt. Laughridge's Dist., Franklin County, Georgia. Poll = a person 21 or over who owned no taxable property Tax 1823
  • Residence: Georgia 1824
  • Event: 1827 Land Lottery of Gerogia. He was a winner. Property 1827 Franklin County, Georgia
  • Note: Lived in Franklon County Georgia and drew land in Carroll C ounty, Georgia.
  • Census: page 240 1830 Franklin County, Georgia
  • Census: page 296 1840 214th District, Franklin County, Georgia
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  • Change Date: 22 Sep 2015 at 16:16
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  • Title: Revolutionary War Soldier Elias Mitchell
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  • Note:

    His full name was on Mary Ann Bentley's (daughter) death ce rtificate.

    Death Certificate of:
    Mary Ann Kytle
    Date of Birth: January 6, 1829
    Date of Death: July 3, 1922
    Place of Death: Ayersville, Georgia
    Father: James Wilson BENTLEY
    Birthplace: Georgia
    Mother: Mary Ann ADAMS
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Death Certificate signed: C. L. Ayers
    Undertaker: G. H. Holbrook
    Buried: Ayersville, Georgia
    Burial Date: July 4, 1922

    The information on the certificate was provided by B. (Benj amin) P. Brown of Toccoa, Georgia. Death Certificate #2163 9, Ayersville, Stephens County, Georgia

    Georgia, Deaths Index, 1914-1927 about Mary Ann Kytle
    Name: Mary Ann Kytle
    [Mary Ann Bently]
    Birth Date: 6 Jan 1829
    Birth Place: Georgia
    Death Date: 3 Jul 1922
    Death Place: Ayersville, Stephens
    Death Age: 93
    Race: White
    Ethnicity: American
    Gender: Female
    Father Name: James Wilson Bently
    Mother Name: Mary Ann Adams
    FHL Film Number: 2320106

    Name: Mary Ann Kytle
    Titles and Terms:
    Death Date: 03 Jul 1922
    Estimated Death Year:
    Age at Death: 93 years 6 months 28 days
    Death Place: Ayersville, Stephens, Georgia, United States
    Birth Date: 06 Jan 1829
    Estimated Birth Year:
    Birthplace: Georgia
    Gender: Female
    Marital Status:
    Race or Color (Expanded): White
    Race: White
    Ethnicity: American
    Spouse's Name:
    Spouse's Titles & Terms:
    Fathers Name: James Wilson Bently
    Father's Titles & Terms:
    Mother's Name: Mary Ann Adams
    Mother's Titles & Terms:
    Film Number: 2320106
    Digital Folder Number: 4176544
    Image Number: 01035
    Reference Number: 21639
    Collection: Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927

    Family Puzzlers, Number 960, March 13, 1986, page 17
    Bible Record of Wylly Collyer.
    Wiley Collyer (Collier) married Nancy S. C. Bentley (daught er of James and Mary Bentley). Bible states date of death [ of James Bentley] as November 09, 1840. (See 1840 census o f Franklin County, Alabama).

    There was a Jeremiah BENTLEY that received his pension in G iles County, Tennesse that was on the 1779 96th District, S outh Carolina Census along with George, James, James, and J ohn ADAMS, and James POLLARD.

    Union County Chronology

    The following chronology summarizes the major milestones o f Union County history:

    12 March 1785: Union County created from part of Ninety-Si x District.
    19 February 1791: Union becomes part of the newly create d Pickney District.
    01 January 1800: Union District created from Pickney Distr ict, with same boundaries as Union County.
    16 April 1868: Union District eliminated by SC State Const itution; Union County continued.
    25 February 1897: That part of Union north of the Pacole t River ceded to Cherokee County.

    1800 Census of Union County, South Carolina, page 234
    BENTLEY, Salley
    1 male under 10(born 1790-1800)
    2 males 10-15(born 1785-1790)
    1 female 10-15
    1 female 26-44 (Salley would be about 40 in 1800)

    BENTLEY, William
    1 male under 10(born 1790-1800)
    1 male 26-44(born 1756-1774)
    2 females under 10
    1 female 16-25

    BENTLEY, Joel
    1 male 16-25
    1 female 16-25(born 1775-1784)

    1810 Census of Union County, South Carolina, page 234

    BENTLEY, Salley
    1 male 10-15 years old (born between 1795 and 1800)
    1 female over 45 (Salley would be about 50 in 1810)

    BENTLEY, Joel
    4 males under 10
    1 male 26-44
    2 females under 10
    1 female 26-44

    BENTLEY, Freeman
    1 male 16-25(born 1785-1794)Freeman
    1 male 45 and over(born 1765-?)Who is this?
    2 females under 10(born 1800-1810)
    1 females 10-15(born 1795-1800)

    Page 235

    BENTLEY, WIlliam
    3 males under 10
    1 male 16-25(born 1785-1794)
    1 male 26-44William
    1 female under 10
    1 female 10-15
    1 female 26-44

    1820 Census of Union County, South Carolina:

    BENTLEY, James (page #135a)
    2 males under 10
    1 male 26 but less than 45 (James would be 36 years old i n 1820)
    2 females less than 10b. 1810-1820
    1 female 16 but less than 18
    1 female 16 but less than 26

    BENTLEY, Freeman #135a
    2 males under 10
    1 male 16-26
    1 male 26-45
    2 famles under 10
    1 female 10-16
    1 female 26-45

    BENTLEY, Joel #134b
    1 male under 10
    1 male 10-16
    1 male 16-26
    1 male 26-45
    1 female under 10
    1 female 10-16
    1 female 16-26
    1 female 45 or older

    BENTLEY, Wm. #134b
    1 male under 10
    3 males 10-16
    1 male 26-45
    3 females under 10
    1 female 26-45


    1. Joel's (of Union County, S. C.) son James would only ha ve been around 20 years old in 1820 so the James above coul d not be Joel's Son. The James above is between the ages o f 26 and 45.

    2. There is no James Bentley in Franklin County in the 182 0 tax digests.

    1830 United States Federal Census about James Bently
    Name: James Bently
    [James Bentley]
    Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Franklin, Georgia
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1b. 1781-1790
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1b. 1781-1790
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 8
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8

    1840 United States Federal Census about James Bently
    Name: James Bently
    Home in 1840 (City, County, State): District 214, Franklin , Georgia
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1b. 1781-1790
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1b. 1791-1800
    Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
    Total Free White Persons: 9
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 9

    Note: James Bently was the ONLY Bently/Bentley listed in F ranklin County, Georgia.

    Land Lottery 1827 of Georgia:

    James Bentley was in Franklin County and was a "Fortunate D rawer" Drew lot #309 in District 7 of Carroll County, Georg ia.

    49th Day's Drawings - May 2
    5 7 309 Bentley, James - Franklin County, Blankinshi ps

    1827 GEORGIA LAND LOTTERY, Franklin County Residents, sorte d by last name Source: "Reprint of Official Register of Lan d Lottery of Georgia 1827," Compiled and Published by Mis s Martha Lou Houston, Columbus, Georgia, printed by Walton- Forbes Company, Columbus, Georgia 1928.

    57309 Bentley, JamesFranklin CountyBlankinshipsCarroll C o.

    1830 Census of Franklin County, Georgia
    1833-35 and 1839 James Bentley paid poll tax in Franklin C ounty, Georgia
    1840 Census Franklin County, Georgia
    1840 (November 9) Died

    1880 Census record of David Bentley and Elias Bentley sho w the birth place of their father and mother as Virginia.

    James is in the 1830 and 1840 Franklin Co., Ga. census, bu t is missing in 1850, but his children and wife appear in H abersham Co. (Elias, Joel and Mary).

    "Deeds of Franklin County, Georgia 1784-1826" abstracted an d compiled by Martha Walters Acker

    There are NO Bentleys who owned land in Franklin County, Ge orgia from 1784 to 1826.

    "Georgia Franklin County Minutes Court of Ordinary Wills In ventories. May 15, 1786 - September 6, 1813"

    No Bentleys or Adams found

    "Franklin County, Georgia Marriages December 1815 - Decembe r 1850" compiled by Martha Walters Acker

    No Bentleys found

    Bentley Forum on
    Re: Bentley in GA/SC
    Posted by: Betty Cooper Date: August 15, 2000 at 00:04:36
    In Reply to: Re: Bentley in GA/SC by Betty (Bentley) Bost
    Message #1251

    Hi Betty (Bentley) Bost & Mary Harvey,

    Have not meant to be ignoring you; sorry it has taken me s o very long to answer. From the census'(& other sources ) I have gathered, I show the following possible children f or Elias Mitchell Bentley (b. 17 Nov 1812, Union Co, SC, d . 21 Aug 1886, Habersham Co, GA) and Elizabeth Caroline Kin ley (b 20 Nov 1823 NC, d. 2 Dec 1900, Habersham Co., GA):

    Lydia Bentleyb 08 Jan 1842
    Elizabeth Janeb 18 June 1845
    Nancy R.b 11 Dec 1845
    Mary Annb 30 Oct 1848
    Marthab 31 Dec 1850
    Theresab 23 Apr 1853
    John Calvinb 17 Nov 1855
    Lucy Carolineb 22 Feb 1858
    Alvin Deanb 23 Jan 1861
    Sarah Rosannahb 09 July 1863
    David Elias "Daniel" b 28 Feb 1866
    Louisab 26 Mar 1859

    I searched all appropriate census info to look for the fath er of our Elias Mitchell Bentley and transcribed them all c arefully; once convinced it was one James Bentley of Unio n County, SC, my computer crashed and I lost all records o f that ONE transcription!

    Now I need to go back and document once again. Would, of co urse, be happier to find a will or land transfer document(s ) to help us indicate / establish relationship. I was convi nced from these census records that the family had moved fr om SC to the Franklin / Elbert Co, GA area first and then t o the Habersham County, GA area.

    For James Bentley, b @ 1783, Union Co, SC? who married Mar y A. ?, I show possible children:

    unknown daughterb between 1809 - 1820,
    Elias Mitchell Bentleyb 17 Nov 1812 in SC,
    unknown daughterb between 1819 - 1825,
    J. A. Bentleyb @ 1820 SC,
    Nancyb 1824-1825 in GA or SC?,
    David W. C. Bentleyb April 1825 in GA,
    J. M. Bentleyb @ 1837.

    I had searched & searched for a Kinley family and had eve n began to research remotely similiar names in the area, wi th no luck. But recently, while searching for census record s for a completely different family in Franklin County, Ga , I STUMBLED across one James Kinley. He was non-existent o n the census index. Imagine my surprise; he was the ONLY Ki nley family that I have found any where in this area, muc h less this one county!!! From what I gathered from the 184 0 - 1850 census, he was born @ 1799 in South Carolina and m arried Margaret ?, who was born @ 1804. Their children (o r possible children as per these two census reports) are:

    OUR Elizabeth Caroline Kinleyb. 20 Nov 1823
    Unknown Sonb. between 1824 - 1830
    Unknown Sonb. between 1824 - 1830
    James Kinley, Jr.b. @ 1829
    Margaret Kinleyb @ 1833
    Unknown daughterb between 1834 - 1840
    (could be Margaret or Mary??)
    Mary Kinleyb @ 1838
    William Kinleyb @ 1841

    It's great to hear from other descendants; maybe we can "ga ther up" some more cousins here!!

    Betty Cooper

    Parent Counties and Districts of Union County, South Caroli na

    Until the border between North and South Carolina was estab lished in 1772, there was confusion about where the area th at would eventually become Union County was located. Thus , early Union County land grants can be found in both state s.

    At various times during history, Union County was considere d to be part of the following counties: Anson County, NC (f ormed in 1749); Mecklenburg County, NC (formed in 1763); Tr yon County, NC (formed in 1769); Old Berkely County, SC (fo rmed in 1683); Old Craven County, SC (formed in ???); St. M ark's Parish, SC (formed in 1757); and Ninety-Six (96) Judi cial District, SC (formed in 1769).

    Union County, South Carolina was established from the Ninet y-Six (96) District in 1785. In 1791, the Pinckney Judicia l District was established, comprising Union, Spartanburg , York, and Chester counties. In 1800, the judicial distric ts were abolished, and Union County was known as Union Dist rict from 1800 to 1868.

    In 1897, the northern portion of Union County was taken t o form part of Cherokee County, SC. This area included Dray tonsville and Goudiesville Townships.


    Union County was named for the old Union Church, which serv ed both the Presbyterian and Episcopal congregations in th e area. The church was erected in 1765 near the present da y town of Union, the county seat. Union County was create d as a part of Ninety Six District in 1785. It was part o f Pinckney District from 1791 to 1800 and became a separat e district when Pinckney was dissolved in 1800. The upper p art of the county later went to form Cherokee County in 189 7. The early settlers in this area were mainly Scotch-Iris h from Virginia and Pennsylvania, who began immigrating t o the South Carolina upcountry in the 1750s. Much fightin g took place here during the Revolutionary War, including t he battles of Musgrove's Mill (August 18, 1780) and Blackst ocks (November 20, 1780). Revolutionary leaders Thomas Bran don (1741-1802) and Joseph McJunkin (1755-1846) were from U nion County, as were Confederate generals States Rights Gis t (1831-1864) and William Henry Wallace (1827-1905). Secess ion governor William Henry Gist (1807-1874) made his home a t Rose Hill Plantation in Union County, now a state park.

    "Union County Heritage". Union County Heritage Committee. N orth Carolina: Hunter Publishing Company, 1981. , page 348


    "Browns Creek Baptist Church was establiished July 1806, wi th Rev. Charlie MOSS as Pastor. Some say it goes back as e arly as 1804 and was called "Elias Mitchell's Meeting. " A Seventh Day Baptist body it was. This belief had to b e given up before being accepted by the Bethel Association . At one time is was called the Unity Baptist Church. Bei ng between the two Brown's Creeks, however, the name was ch anged to Brown's Creek Baptist Church.

    The first conference, according to existing record, was hel d April 25, 1845, with the Rev. J. G. KINDRICK as Pastor . C. C. VAUGHAN [Columbus C. Vaughan], evidently a lay pre acher [licensed in 1845], was a mamber of the church and pr obably filled in for the pastor when necessary." This Hist ory was written by Mrs. Margaret H. IVEY

    Family tradition says Elias Mitchell Bentley was named afte r Rev. Elias MITCHELL of Union County, South Carolina:

    Rev. Elias Mitchell [wife- Permilia Mildred Hill]

    born: 1759 in Union County, South Carolina
    died: 30 November 1834 in Union County
    buried: Mitchell Burying Ground north of Jonesville, Unio n County, South Carolina: "A zealous minister in the Baptis t Church for 47 years, He died November 30, 1834 Instantl y after singing and praying at a stand erected in Chester D istrict for the purpose of his preaching a revival sermon . He was in the 75th year of his age."
    He served as the first pastor of Hebron Baptist Church in U nion County, founded 23 August 1806, as well as Unity Churc h (later called Brown's Creek Baptist Church), which was fo unded on 28 June 1806. Later he owned land north of Jonesvi lle, and pastored the Gilead Baptist Church.

    Children of Rev. Elias Mitchell and Permelia Hill:

    1. John born Feb 6, 1781,died Jun 16, 1834 married Jane Pe ndergrass buried Union County S.C. [Thought to be a son o f Rev. Elias Mitchell and Permelia Hill]

    2. Elias born Jul 19, 1785,died after 1870 married Hanna h Smith buried Smith-Mitchell Family Cemetery Union Count y S.C.

    3. Elizabeth born 1786,died 1876 married William Knight bu ried Malone Cemetery Randolph County Alabama

    4. Ellison married Nancy-

    5. Greenberry born Jan 25, 1800,died Feb 20, 1888 marrie d Sarah Shippey

    6. Nancy married Silas Little

    7. Thomas

    8. Henry

    9. Moses

    10. Samuel

    11. Peter born May 24, 1811;died Oct 23, 1883 married Marth a Ward buried Concord Randolph County Alabama [This Peter M itchell is thought to be the son of Rev. Elias Mitchell an d Permelia Hill]

    12. Delilah born 1812, died 1888 married William Harmon sai d to be buried Malone Cemetery Randolph County Alabama.

    "Union County, South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume III Dee d Books L-P", by Brent H. Holcomb, Page 180

    Deed Book O, pages 83-84: FREEMAN BENTLEY of Union Distric t for $6 to James MENG. Elias MITCHELL, Jr. & Charles p. S IMS. A lot of about 100 yards square on the road from fro m Hancock PORTERS to Dry Pond Meeting House, for the use o f building a meeting house for the Baptist Congregation o f Browns Creek now under the pastoral care of Elias MITCHEL L, Senr.. 1 March 1817. Freeman BENTLEY (X) (LS). Witnes ses: John GILES, James T SAVAGE. Proved by the oath of Ch arles GILES 2 February 1818 before Joseph REID. J.Q. Recor ded 2 February 1818.

    Union Area, 1762-1812, South Carolina
    Published in The Oklahoma Genealogical Society Quarterly
    Volume 8, Number 1, 1963
    Continued from Volume 7, Number 4, Dec. 1962

    Unity or Brown's Creek Church - In Nov. 1831 Unity Church s ent a committee composed of John PORTER, Charner ADAMS, Chr istopher VAUGHAN, Sherod W. NANCE and Wilson TOLLESON to at tend a joint conference at Fairforest to help in settlin g a church matter. Records in 1845 name Rev. J. G. KENDRIC K as pastor...which time he was assisted by Rev. Joseph SUT TLE, Rev. F. LITTLEJOHN and others...In the year 1845 licen sed Columbus C. VAUGHN to preach the gospel. Rev. James P . JETER was also pastor of the church for a few years jus t before the Civil War. In 1861, a new church had been erec ted and the building dedicated by Rev. J. S. EZELL.

    02 January 1808: Battle MAYFIELD and Robert WHITLOCK of U nion District, for $290, convey to Charles (Charner) ADAM S and Zidack (Zadock) ADAMS, the same 142-acre tract of lan d they had purchased from William PORTER in 1805 for only $ 200 - a $90 profit over three years. Witnesses to the inde nture are James BRANDON and Christopher BRANDON. The dee d was recorded in Union County upon the oath of Christophe r BRANDON on 18 July 1808. [See Union County Deed Book I , page 471]

    From the Union County, South Carolina Genealogy Web Page:
    More About Union County, South Carolina

    Brown's Creek

    The earliest land grant in the Brown's Creek area, locate d approximately four miles northeast of what is now the tow n of Union, was issued in 1752. The area was settled by a g roup of Scotch-Irish Presbyterians. By 1755, there were eno ugh families to organize Brown's Creek Church, which soon b ecame known as the Union Church because it was used by seve ral denominations. Some of these families later moved elsew here, but descendants of many of these families remained i n Union County for decades.

    Families that settled along Brown's Creek, near the Broad R iver between 1750 and 1775 include: Jacob and Gabriel BROWN , William LOVE, John and William BRANDON, James BOGAN, Geor ge KENNEDY, John and Joseph JOLLY, William MCJUNKIN, John a nd William SAVAGE, John DAVIS, Edward MCNEAL, James STEEN , Wiliam GILES, William SHARP, the YOUNGs, the VANCEs, th e HUGHES, the WILSONS, the CUNNINGHAMS, Peter PHILLIPS, Eno ch PEARSON, Robert GREGORY, William GRANT, John ELDER, Will iam FAUCETT, David William GEORGE, William WILLIAMS.

    Families that settled along Brown's Creek after the Revolut ionary War include: Gabriel BROWN, Alexander CAIN, Job HAMM OND, Daniel, John, William, and Isaac WHITE, Daniel HOLDER , John and William WHITLOCK, Samuel SMITH, Jeremiah LUCAS.

    (864) 427-5599
    Habersham, Georgia Marriages From 1819 to 1850

    BENTLEY, James married BARTON, Patey 09/23/1824

    Georgia Marriages to 1850 about James Bentley
    Name: James Bentley
    Spouse: Patey Barton
    Marriage Date: 23 Sep 1824
    Marriage County: Habersham
    Marriage State: Georgia
  • Note:
    Gloucester (Pronounced Glaw-ster) County was formed in 165 1 from York County. In 1651, it consisted of Abingdon, King ston, Petsworth, and Ware Parishes. Kingston Parish becam e Mathews County in 1791. Gloucester County was named for H enry, Duke of Gloucester, third son of Charles I. The count y seat is Gloucester.

    Gloucester County, VA - Officers Appointed in 1775; Willia m and Mary College Qtrly, Vol. 15-2

    Transcribed by Kathy Merrill for the USGenWeb Archives Spec ial Collections Project


    From the "Virginia Gazette," by Alexander Purdie, Octob er 21, 1775.

    Lieutenants. Samuel Cary. Richard Hall, John Foster. Ja mes Baytop. Thomas Buckner. George Green. William Sears . JAMES BENTLEY. Edward Matthews. John Billps, jun. Du dley cary. Hugh Hayes. Churchill Armistead. Philip Tabb . John Foster, jun., and Robert Gayle.

    Ensigns. Henry Stevens. William Dawes. William Haywood . Thomas Baptop. John Fox. James Laughlin. WILLIAM BENT LEY. Christopher Garland. Peter Bernard. John Hayes. Sa muel Eddins, Thomas Tabb. Richard Davis. Josiah Foster . George Plummer, and John Gayle.

    "Revolutionary War Roster"
    Mrs. Elizabeth Dutton Lewis (Compiler)

    BENTLEY, James, Lt. Gloucester Mil. (Eck..; Gwathmey, p. 59 ). Appendix H.
    BENTLEY, William, ensign Gloucester Mil. (Eck.). Appendice s A and H.

    "The Journal of American history"

    If the reader will bear with me a moment longer_in_J,his_re cord of true-blooded Americans I will give for the benefi t of genealogists a list of those from Gloucester who serve d in the Continental Army during the Revolution :

    Warner Lewis, County Lieutenant Sir John Peyton. Baronet. C olonel Thomas Whiting, Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Boswell, G ent., Major.

    Captains: Gibson Cluverius, John Camp, Richard Mathews, Geo rge Booth, Jasper Clayton, John Herbard, John Whiting, Joh n Billups, Benjamin Shackelford, John Willis, Robert Mathew s, William Buckner, John Dixon, Richard Billups, William Sm ith.

    Lieutenants: Samuel Cary, Richard Hall, John Foster, Jame s Baytop, Thomas Buckner, George Green, William Sears, Jame s Bentley, Edward Mathews, John Billups, Dudley Cary, Hug h Hayes, Churchill Armistead, Philip Tabb, John Foster an d Robert Gayle.

    Ensigns: Henry Stevens, William Davis, William Haywood, Tho mas Baytop, John Fox, James Laughlin, William Bentley, Chri stopher Garland, Peter Bernard, -John Hayes, Samuel Eddins , Thomas Tabb, Richard Davis, Josiah Foster, George Plumme r and John

    Revolutionary War Records: Virginia

    Section II, page 166
    24. James Bentley, Private, entitled to land for 3 years
    25. John Bentley, Private, entitled to land for 3 years

    Tax List of Gloucester County, Virginia, 1770-1782, page 91

    James Bentley - 240 acres - 1 free male - 10 Negroes - 4 ho rses - 18 cattle - Petsworth Parish
    William Bentley 1 free male - 6 Negroe s - 3 horses - 10 cattle - petsworth Parish

    GLOUCESTER COUNTY, VA - CENSUS - 1783 Petsworth Parish,
    Taxlist of James Hubbard

    Title: Heads of families at the first census of the Unite d States taken in the year 1790. : records of the state enu merations, 1782 to 1785.

    Bentley, Jame s 5 11
    Bentley, Willia m 6 6

    1810 Gloucester Co., VA census, page 400-B

    61 Bentley William
    1 male 16-26 b. 1784-1794 (James Wilson Bentl ey was born about 1784)
    1 male 26-45 b. 1765-1784
    3 females under 10
    1 female 26-45

    "A history of two Virginia families transplanted from count y Kent, England. Thomas Baytop, Tenterden, 1638, and John C atlett, Sittingbourne, 1622"

    The following is from the muster rolls found among Baytop f amily papers at "Valley Front." Extracts from Sergeant Bayt op's reports for his company of artillery :

    "March 12, 1813. '97 Received of Major Wm. Lindsay, lantho rns for Sergts. Livingston and Cluverius, and delivered t o Major Lind- say a weekly report.

    "15th. '97 John Brown joined my compa ny at Fort Norfolk this day. Delivered to Capt. Edward Jame s one of my pieces of artillery.

    "16th. '97 Delivered to Capt. James C lark eighteen blank cartridges, six grape and twelve canist er loads.

    "March 17th. 1813 '97 Drew provisions for forty-seven men . James Bentley joined my company at Fort Nelson.

    The Baytop Family. page 132

    "Company of Gloucester Artillery, Fourth Regiment of Artill ery of Virginia Militia, Capt. Wm. Rogers. Called into actu al service under general orders Feb. 6, 1813. Copied from t he original roster brought from Fort Norfolk by Sergt. Jame s Baytop May 9, 1813: James Baytop, first sergeant; Corneli us Livingston, second sergeant; Overton Seawell, thir serge ant; Holt Cluverius, fourth sergeant ; James Leigh, first c orporal; Thomas Green, second corporal; Meakins Browning, t hird corporal; Austin Blake, fourth corporal; Geo. D. Brist ow, John Bohannon, Robt. Brown, Reuben D. Berkeley, Chas. R . Burton, Thos. Coleman, John Dawson, Thos. Douglass,

    The Baytop Family. page 133

    Fleming, Wm. Fletcher, Ptolemy T. Graves, Wm. Gibbs, Thos . Gayle, Henry L. Guthrie, Thos. E. Hobday, James Jarvis, J ames H/ Jones, Wni. and Sam'l Jackman, Wm. Kemp, Wm. Lawson , John B. Gregory, Wm. Leigh, Henry Mouring, Benj. Minor, J ames Philpotts, James Powers," Sam'l D. Puller, Thos. Robin s, Ed. Shields, Eol3t. B. Shields, Wm. Sngleton, Chas. E. T omkies, Abraham Shackelford, Francis West, Geo. West, Eicha rd West, Wm. Wood, JAMES BENTLEY, Eobt. Saunders, John Brow n, Henry Eaton, Carter B. Dunlevy, Eobt. Shields, John Figg , Josiah Minor, John Minor, Joel Machem. These are familia r names in Gloucester today, and many will read them with i nterest.

    The account throws much light upon the War of 1812, and ext racts from the old papers now at "Valley Front" [Virginia ] are published for the first time. "

    The company of guards in "Ware Neck" January and February , 1811, consisted of James Baytop, sergeant; John Brown, He nry L. Guthrie, Eobt. Gwyn, Thos. Fleming, James Bentley, T hos. Eobins, Wm. Fleming, John A. Pointer. Benj. Minor, Jam es Thomas and Ed. Jarvis, Thos. E. Hobday, Wm. Leigh, Geo . West, Wm. Lawson, James Phillpotts, Chas. E. Burton, Geo . D. Bristow, James Crewdson, Eeuben B. Berkeley, Terry Bri stow. Sam'l D. Puller, Wm. Wood, John Dunston, Wm. Jackman , Addison Hall, Thos. Coleman, John Singleton, Wm. Kemp, Ca rter B. Dunlevy, John' Minor, Ed. Griffin, Geo. Dare, Henr y Eaton, Eobt. Saunders, John Bohannon, Ed. Shurlds, John B right, John Dawson, Henry Mouring.

    Note: "Ware Neck is an unincorporated community in Gloucest er County, in the U. S. state of Virginia. Ware Neck is 4 m iles (6.4 km) east-southeast of Gloucester Courthouse."

    1820 Gloucester Co., VA census.
    NO Bentleys.

    1830 Census of Gloucester, Co., VA
    NO Bentleys.

    Petition to "Remove Free Negroes", 1836 - Gloucester Co. VA

    GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Legislative Petition, January 13, 1836
    J. H. Bently

    1840 Census of Gloucester Co., VA
    James H. Bentley
    1 male 5-10
    1 male 20-30 b. 1810-1820
    1 female 0-5
    1 female 5-10
    1 female 20-30

    Database: 1850 United States Federal Census August 27, 200 6 9:46 AM
    Name Home in 1850 (City, County, State) Estimated Birth Y ear Birth Place
    James Bentley Not Stated, Gloucester, VA abt 1811 Virgin ia (teacher. unmarried)
    Mary E Bently Not Stated, Gloucester, VA abt 1813 Virgin ia
    Mary L Bently Not Stated, Gloucester, VA abt 1833 Virgin ia
    Roen E Bently Not Stated, Gloucester, VA abt 1836 Virgin ia

    1850 United States Federal Census (page 58 B)
    Name: James Bentley [James H. Bentley]
    Age: 39
    Birth Year: abt 1811
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Home in 1850: Gloucester, Virginia, USA
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 266
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    A W Robins 40
    E P Robins 30
    W S Robins 14
    Mary E Robins 10
    A W Robins 5
    B Robins 1
    James Bentley 39TeacherSingle (Divorced?)

    1850 United States Federal Census (page 53)
    Name: Mary E Bently
    Age: 37
    Birth Year: abt 1813
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Home in 1850: Gloucester, Virginia, USA
    Gender: Female
    Family Number: 172
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Susan Sambouza 28
    Joyce F Sambouza 2
    William R Sambouza 4
    Mary E Bently 37[Mary E. Notall]Single (Divorced?)
    Mary L Bently 17
    Roen E Bently 14born 1836Ruth Ella Bentley

    Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
    Name: James H. Bentley
    Gender: Male
    Spouse: Mary E. Bentley
    Child: James H. Bentley

    Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
    Name: Mary L. Bentley[Mary Louisa Bentley]
    Gender: Female
    Marital Status: Single
    Age: 24
    Birth Date: 1832
    Birth Place: Gloucester Co. VA.
    Marriage Date: 11 Sep 1856
    Marriage Place: Gloucester, Virginia
    Father: James H. Bentley
    Mother: Mary E. [Notall] Bentley
    Spouse: Jno. Blake
    FHL Film Number: 2048451
    Reference ID: Item 2 Image 388

    Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
    Name: Ruth E. Bentley
    Gender: Female
    Marital Status: Single
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: 1838
    Birth Place: Gloucester Co. VA.
    Marriage Date: 17 Nov 1859
    Marriage Place: Mary E. Bentley'S, Gloucester, Virginia
    Father: James Bentley
    Mother: Mary E. Notall
    Spouse: Wm F. Hall
    FHL Film Number: 2048451
    Reference ID: Glouc. Co. Image 398

    "The Family Tree Searcher"
    Marruages of Gloucester County, Virginia 1850's, Vol 2, No1 , June 1998, page 26

    James H, Bentley [Jr], ae 25y [born 1830] , widower, ship c arpenter, son of James H and Mary Bentley; Harriett Gale, a e 25y, of Mathews County, Virginia, daughter of Zelotes an d Eliza Gayle Sep 18, 1855, by Rev, P, A, Peterson at Zelot es Gayle's.

    III. John Zelotus (Abt. 1810 - 1878) m. Eliza Ann White
    IV. Harriett Adeline (1836 - 1897) m. 1855 James H. Bentley

    Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
    Name: Harriet Gayle
    Gender: Female
    Marital Status: Single
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: 1835
    Birth Place: Mathews Co. VA.
    Marriage Date: 18 Sep 1855
    Marriage Place: Zelotes Gayle'S, Gloucester, Virginia
    Father: Zelotes Gayle
    Mother: Eliza Gayle
    Spouse: James H. Bentley
    FHL Film Number: 2048451
    Reference ID: Glou. Image 381

    James H Bentley

    Birth: [October] 1830
    Death: 1917

    Father of Mary E. Bentley.

    Family links:
    Mary E Bentley (1856 - 1913)*

    *Calculated relationship

    1830 - 1917

    1856 - 1913


    Chandler Cemetery, Urbanna, Middlesex County, Virginia, USA

    Created by: Candi
    Record added: Nov 11, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 100538449

    Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
    Name: Mary Louisa Blake
    Gender: Female
    Spouse: Jno. Blake
    Child: Elvina Blake

    1880 United States Federal Census
    Name: Mary E. Bently
    Age: 69
    Birth Year: abt 1811
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Home in 1880: Ware, Gloucester, Virginia
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law (Mother)
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Father's Birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: At Home
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    William F. Hall 60
    Ruth E. Hall 48born 1832
    Mary E. Bently 69(Mary E. Notall)
    Charles H. Blake 14
    Mary E. Blake 11

    Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
    Name: Ruth E. Bentley
    Gender: Female
    Marital Status: Single
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: 1838
    Birth Place: Gloucester Co. VA.
    Marriage Date: 17 Nov 1859
    Marriage Place: Mary E. Bentley'S, Gloucester, Virginia
    Father: James Bentley
    Mother: Mary E. Notall
    Spouse: Wm F. Hall
    FHL Film Number: 2048451
    Reference ID: Glouc. Co. Image 398

    Name Wm F. Hall
    Birth Date 1820
    Birthplace Gloucester Co. Va.
    Age 39
    Spouse's Name Ruth E. Bentley
    Spouse's Birth Date 1838
    Spouse's Birthplace Gloucester Co. Va.
    Spouse's Age 21
    Event Date 17 Nov 1859
    Event Place Mary E. Bentley'S, Gloucester, Virginia
    Father's Name John Hall
    Mother's Name Polly Clegg
    Spouse's Father's Name James Bentley
    Spouse's Mother's Name Mary E. Notall
    Race White
    Marital Status Widowed
    Spouse's Race White
    Spouse's Marital Status Single
    Citing this Record

    "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940," database, FamilySearch (h ttps:// : accesse d 22 September 2015), Mary E. Notall in entry for Wm F. Hal l and Ruth E. Bentley, 17 Nov 1859; citing Mary E. Bentley' S, Gloucester, Virginia, reference Glouc. Co. Image 398; FH L microfilm 2,048,451.

    Pg.18/Ln.255/ William F. Hall, age 39y, widower, farmer, s/ o John & Polly Clegg Hall; Ruth E. Bentley, age 21y, d/o Ja mes & Mary E. Notall Bentley; Nov 17 1859 by Rev. Stephen D . Howard at Mary E. Bentley's.

    Partial List of Tithables
    Deep and Flatt Creeks Amelia County Virginia, 1744
    There are several others that are undreadable on the origin al tythes list.

    This years images are fairly good and several a re listed here.

    John Bentley

    JEREMIAH BENTLEY, Giles County, Private, Virginia Continent al Line, $96.00 Annual Allowance, $1,464.00 Amount Rec'd, S ep 18, 1819 Pension Started, Age 75 (1835 Rolls). Jeremia h BENTLEY was born 1 May 1759, died May 1841, Lawrence Coun ty, Tennessee. He lived in Amelia County, Virginia when h e enlisted for service in the Revolutionary War. He applie d for his Revolutionary War pension on 4 Jun 1818 in Gile s County, Tennessee with a wife aged 57 (not named), but i n 1821 was residing in Lawrence County, Tennessee with a wi fe aged 44 (also not named). A son, John BENTLEY, resided i n Lauderdale County, AL in 1854. (Rev War Pension File S391 92).

    On 13 Oct 1807 Jeremiah and John BENTLEY appear in Williams on County, Tennessee (parent county of Giles) court minute s with William Buchanan, Maxamilian Buchanan, Michael Ezell , Timothy Ezell and Robert Buchanan, who are ordered to "vi ew, mark and lay off road from John Goff through the settle ment forming above Richland Creek to run the nearest and be st way from thence to the fork of Richland and Elk with a s little damage to enclosures as possible and make report t o ensuing court."

    Jeremiah BENTLEY is not found on the 1812 Giles County Ta x List, the 1820, 1830 or 1840 Giles County Census enumerat ions or the 1836 Giles Tax List (a John Bently and a Richar d Bentley are on the 1812 and a John and Robert BENTLY ar e on the 1820).

    Lunenburg County, VA, Deed Book 7, page 279-281
    [Robert Stobo received a grant dated 28 April 1752.

    Patent To Robert Stobo
    Description: 1588 acres on both sides of Twitty's Creek adj oining John Bentley.
    Land Office Patents No. 30, 1750-1752, p. 497 (Reel 28).

    Marriage 1 Mary Ann ADAMS b: Abt 1790 in Brunswick County, Virginia
    • Married: Bet 1807 and 1812 in South Carolina
    • Change Date: 24 Aug 2007
    1. Has No Children Female BENTLEY b: Bet 1810 and 1820
    2. Has No Children Female BENTLEY b: Bet 1810 and 1820
    3. Has Children Elias Mitchell BENTLEY b: 17 Nov 1812 in Union District, South Carolina
    4. Has Children Elizabeth BENTLEY b: Abt 1814 in South Carolina
    5. Has Children Joel A. BENTLEY b: 28 Jan 1819 in South Carolina
    6. Has Children Nancy S. C. BENTLEY b: 21 Jan 1824 in Georgia
    7. Has Children David W. C. BENTLEY b: Apr 1825 in Hart County, Georgia
    8. Has Children Mary Ann BENTLEY b: 6 Jan 1829 in Georgia
    9. Has No Children James Madison BENTLEY b: Abt 1833
    10. Has Children John R. BENTLEY b: Sep 1837 in Georgia

    1. Media: Vital
      Abbrev: Death certificate of Mary Ann Kytle
      Title: Death certificate of Mary Ann Kytle
      Page: July 3, 1922
      Quality: 3
    2. Abbrev: Family Puzzlers
      Title: Family Puzzlers, Number 960, March 13, 1986
      Page: page 17
      Quality: 3

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