Benjamin Bentley
and Elizabeth Reynolds

Benjamin Bentley b 1839 d 1890; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; s/o John Q Bentley and Margaret Peggy Hamilton. Benjamin Bentley m. Elizabeth Reynolds (See 1860 Letcher Co KY Census) b 1839 d 1875; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; d/o Noah Milburn Reynolds and Mary Chaney Stone. Children of Benjamin Bentley and Elizabeth Reynolds;

1. John Quiller Bentley b 12 Oct 1859 Letcher Co KY d 15 Mar 1934 Neon, Letcher Co KY; m. 5 Sept 1883 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY to Ellender Ellen Bates b 17 Jun 1863 KY d 18 Nov 1933 KY; d/o Henderson Bates and Martha Elizabeth Betsy Robertson (aka Roberson). (other source states Ellender Dale).

2. Noah Lincoln Bentley b 17 Jun 1863 Whitaker, Letcher Co KY d 25 Sept 1927, Neon, Letcher Co KY; buried Acney Hill Cemetery, Neon, Letcher Co KY; m. 2 Apr 1894 Letcher Co KY to Mary Etta Holbrook b 16 May 1875 Bottom Fork, Letcher Co KY d 8 Oct 1941; buried Acney Hill Cemetery, Neon, Letcher Co KY; d/o John Holbrook and Elizabeth Hughes.

3. Stephen Nathaniel Nat Bentley b Apr 1867 Whitaker, Letcher Co KY; m. 22 Feb 1889 Letcher Co KY to Frances Fanny Hall b 14 Mar 1870; d/o Thomas Hall and Martha Patsy Whitaker.

4. Emmaline F Bentley b about 1869 Seco, Letcher Co KY; m. Logan Tucker.

5. Ulysses J Bentley b 15 Dec 1869 Letcher Co KY d Dec 1906 KY; m. 7 Apr 1887 Letcher Co KY to Elizabeth Lizzie Blevins. Children of Ulysses J Bentley and Elizabeth Lizzie Blevins;

i. Barbara Bentley b 2 Mar 1888 Letcher Co KY d 1 Nov 1947 Letcher Co KY

ii. Emory Bentley b 29 May 1898 Letcher Co KY d 16 Dec 1933 Letcher Co KY; m. 12 Nov 1919 Mayking, Letcher Co KY to Clara Holbrook b 23 Aug 1897 Letcher Co KY d 16 Jun 1987; buried Holbrook Cemetery, Mayking, Letcher Co KY; d/o Miles Mayo M Holbrook and Flora Jane Collins. Children of Emery Bentley and Clara Holbrook;

I. Lizzie Mae Bentley; m. Male Wright

II. Gladys Bentley; m. Male Aldridge.

III. Emery Bentley d 30 Sept 2000 Shepherdsville, KY; m. Mary Jane Day. Child of Emery Bentley and Mary Jane Day;

III.a. Roger Bentley

IV. Flora Elizabeth Bentley

V. B M Bentley

Obituary: Bentley, Clara - It is with much sadness and by the help of God that we try to write an obituary of our beloved mother, Clara Bentley. Clara was born August 23, 1897 to the late Miles M. and Flora Collins Holbrook and deceased this life June 16, 1987.She was married to the late Emery Bentley, and to this union were born five children. Her husband, one daughter, Flora Elizabeth, and one son, B. M., preceded her in death. She was a member of the Thornton Primitive Baptist Church for over thirty years and a faithful member to her church and her Lord. She was active in the Senior Citizens Quilting Group until about a year and a half ago, when she took sick and wasn't able to go. She leaves one son, Emery Bentley of Louisville, Ky.; two. daughters, Gladys Aldridge and Lizzie M. Wright, both of May-king, Ky.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; three sisters: Nannie Caudill of Whitesburg, Ky., Hazel Brown of Melvin-dale, Mich., and Marie Rose of May king, Ky. Mom was left a widow in 1933, with four children to raise by herself. She never remarried, taught us right from wrong, and to love the Lord. Mom fought a good fight. Today, we bow our heads with sad hearts over the loss of our dear and precious mother. She cannot come back to us, but by divine grace we can go to her. Our Lord gave her to us for a little while, and now she sweetly rests with the saints, which she so much deserves. But in the morning of eternity, We believe that we'll meet her again in a white robe of righteousness around that great white throne of God. No more sorrow, no more heartaches, no more tears, no more pain, no more death, and we will shout and sing forever and forever. Mommie, We Love You, Your Children and Grandchildren

6. Eziekel Zeke Bentley b 15 Dec 1869 (or 15 Dec 1879) Seco, Letcher Co KY; d 28 Mar 1946 Letcher Co KY; buried Reynolds Family Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; m. 30 Jan 1894 Letcher Co KY to Lilly M Whitaker. Ezekiel Zeke Bentley m. 8 Aug 1899 to Zilphia P Holbrook (aka Zilpha) b 27 Nov 1879 d 4 Mar 1946; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; d/o James E Holbrook and Tabitha Bentley.

7. Ada Elizabeth Bentley (aka Ady) b May 1872 Letcher Co KY m. 7/27 Mar 1889 Letcher Co KY (marriage book #8) to John Wesley Bentley b 4 Apr 1864 NC; s/o James Martin Bentley and Tabitha Baker.

8. Susan F Bentley b 18 Nov 1875 Seco, Letcher Co KY d 17 Jul 1961 KY; m. 23 Dec 1893 Letcher Co KY to Floyd Whitaker b 20 Aug 1878 Letcher Co KY d 28 Apr 1943; s/o Isaac Whitaker and Mary C Bentley.

9. Thomas Bentley b 27 May 1876 Letcher Co KY m. Lucy Newsome; d/o Elcanie Newsome and Mary Anderson. Children of Thomas Bentley and Lucy Newsome;

i. Sarah R Bentley

ii. Noah Bentley

iii. Elcaney Bentley

iv. Selina Bentley; m. Male White.

Samuel C Bentley b 1878; m. 22 Nov 1902 KY to Rebecca Holbrook b Aug 1869 Letcher Co KY d 4 Feb 1948 Letcher Co KY; d/o Randall Holbrook and Sarah Craft?. Child of Samuel C Bentley and Rebecca Holbrook;

i. Fernie Fields; m. Matt Adkins

Benjamin Bentley
and Rebecca Holcomb

Benjamin Bentley b 1839 d 1890; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; s/o John Q Bentley and Margaret Peggy Hamilton. Benjamin Bentley m. 5 Jun 1884 Letcher Co KY to (2) Rebecca Holcomb (aka Halcomb) b 11 Jan 1855 Letcher Co KY; d/o Joseph Holcomb and Letisha Day. Children of Benjamin Bentley and Rebecca Holcomb;

1. Lucinda Cindy Bentley b 1883 Letcher Co KY d Briry, Lewis Co KY; m. 1903 to George W Newsome b 1878 d 1961 Letcher Co KY; s/o Elcanie Cain Newsome and Mary Polly Anderson.

2. Nancy Bentley b Oct 1884 Letcher Co KY; m. 1910 to Fielden Calamese Buddy Madden; m. 1st to Dow James Johnson (divorced); s/o William Bill Johnson. Children of Nancy Bentley and Dow James Johnson;

i. Willie Johnson; m. Elnoria Smith

ii. Francis Johnson; m. Ike Fugate (aka Fugett)

iii. Charlie Johnson; m. Francis Pigg

Children of Nancy Bentley and Fielden Calamese Buddy Madden;

i. Hugh Madden

ii. Ray Madden

iii. Mary Madden; m. Male Shepard

iv. Niroa Madden; m. Clarence Louder

v. Elwood Madden

vi. Clayton Madden

3. Dow Bentley b May 1887 Letcher Co KY d Greenup Co KY; buried Bennetts Chapel Cemetery, Greenup Co KY; m. 5 Feb 1908 Greenup Co KY to Rosa A Williams; d/o Frank Williams.

4. William Sherman Bentley b 16 Feb 1891 Letcher Co KY d 12 Jan 1958 Letitia, Greenup Co KY; m. 22 Nov 1910 to Laura Belle Bentley b 11 Aug 1896 d 11 Dec 1993 South Shore, Greenup Co KY; d/o John Martin Bentley and Malinda Addington.

5. Joseph Babe Bentley b 25 Feb 1893 Letcher Co KY d Jan 1978 Firebrick, Greenup Co KY; m. 1919 Vanceburg, Lewis Co KY to Pearl Alice Willis; d/o Bill Willis.

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