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Benjamin Bentley
and Elizabeth Crase

Benjamin Bentley b about 1788 NC d 28 Aug 1857 Pike Co KY; s/o Daniel Bentley and Nancy Jane Lewis. Benjamin Bentley m. 8 Apr 1815 Floyd Co KY to Elizabeth Crase b about 1792 VA d 1866 Letcher Co KY; d/o George Crase Jr and Charity Morgan. Children of Benjamin Bentley and Elizabeth Crase;

1. William Bentley b 1815 Floyd Co KY d Mar 1860 Pike Co KY. William Bentley m. 10 Oct 1841 Pike Co KY to Rebecca Ramey b about 1818; d/o William Ramey and Anna Samlins. Rebecca Ramey m. 1 Oct 1866 Pike Co KY to 2nd Hiram Osborne b 17 Nov 1798 Scott Co VA d 30 Jan 1892 Pike Co KY; s/o Solomon Osborne (aka Indian Creek Solomon) and Hannah Bowling (aka Bolling).

2. Mary Ann Bentley b Sept 1819 d after 1900: m. (1) to John Elliot. Mary Anna Bentley m. before 1838 to John Wright b 1813 VA; s/o Joel Martin Wright and Susannah Unknown.

3. Mahala Bentley b 1819 Floyd Co KY d about 1880; m. 23 Mar 1837 Pike Co KY to Reuben Hall Jr b 1820 Scott Co VA d before 1880; s/o Reuben Hall Sr and Nancy Branham Smith.

4. Mose Bentley b 1820 Floyd Co KY d May 1850; m. 23 Feb 1837 to Martha Blankenship (source - Letcher Co Historical Society - Letcher Co Family Histories).

5. George Bentley b 22 Mar 1820 Floyd Co KY d 4 Mar 1908; m. 1840 to Lucinda Houston (aka Huston) b 1821 d 4 Sept 1903. Thanks to Donna Bentley Pitts for additions to this family.

6. Samuel Bentley b 1824 Pike Co KY d Pike Co KY; m. 1 Mar 1845 to Mahala Hall b about 1830 KY.

7. Benjamin Bentley Jr b 1825 Pike Co KY d Pike Co KY; m. 8 May 1845 Pike Co KY to Anna Ramey b 1829 KY; buried Elkhorn City Cemetery, Pike Co KY; d/o William Ramey and Ann Samlins.

8. Simeon Bentley b 1826 Pike Co KY d Pike Co KY; m. 1850 Pike Co KY to Nancy Hall.

9. John Vent Bentley b 1828 Letcher Co KY d 6 Aug 1895 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; m. 1851 to Anna Annie Potter b 1830 d 13 Sept 1901; d/o Benjamin Potter and Susannah Hollingsworth. John Bentley m. Ruby Jones?

10. Solomon Bentley b 1829 KY d May 1860 age 31 of Scrofula (tb of lymph nodes in neck) death certificate states died of lung disease; m. 1858 to Matilda Austin b 4 Dec 1839 NC d 23 Jul 1939 Wise Co VA; buried Austin Cemetery, Wise Co VA; d/o Jesse Austin and Margaret Douglas. Matilda Austin m. 2nd to Levi Sanders b 1843 d before 1865 captured by "Yankees" held POW in Rock Island Prison in the Civil War; s/o Greenville Sanders and Rhoda Potter. Matilda Austin m. 3rd to James B "Jim Boy" Bryant b 29 Aug 1840 d 27 May 1927.

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