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Elbert Franklin Bentley
and Sabrina Craft

Elbert Bentley and Sabrina Craft
Elbert Bentley WWI Draft Registration 27 Sept 1918 Page 1
Elbert Bentley WWI Draft Registration 27 Sept 1918 Page 2
Elbert Bentley WWII Draft Registration 27 Apr 1942 Page 1
Elbert Bentley WWII Draft Registration 27 Apr 1942 Page 2
Elbert Franklin Bentley b 5 May 1880 Pike Co KY d 24 Jul 1962 Whitesburg Memorial Hospital; Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; of pulmonary emboli due to heart disease; age 82; buried Family Cemetery, Millstone, Letcher Co KY; s/o John Martin Bentley and Malinda Addington. Elbert Franklin Bentley m. 11 Aug 1899 Letcher Co KY to Sabrina Craft b 8 Sept 1883 d 1 Jan 1956 Fayette Co KY; d/o Enoch Arden Chunk Craft and Mary Caudill. Children of Elbert Franklin Bentley and Sabrina Craft;

1. J Martin Bentley b 24 May 1900 Millstone, Letcher Co KY d 24 Aug 1958; age 58 of pulmonary embolism after complications from surgery; occupation at time of death, merchant; m. 15 Apr 1918 Letcher Co KY to Nannie Sabrina Meade b 9 Nov 1901 Letcher Co KY d 6 Jan 1938 Letcher Co KY; d/o Newton William Meade and Mora Elizabeth McFall. J. Martin Bentley was at work self employed loading a piece of wood timber on a truck when the timber came in contact with his lower abdomanal and caused injury. He died from pulmonary embolism due to post operative repairing of traumatic perforation of ileum, peritonitis. Place of injury looks like Greenup Dam, Greenup, Greenup Co KY; buried Bentley Cemetery, Jackson OH.

2. Benjamin E. Bentley b 2 Jan 1902 Letcher Co KY d 30 Nov 1967 Millstone, Letcher Co KY; m. 4 Aug 1923 Millstone, Letcher Co KY to Lola Lark b 1902; d/o Charley Lark and Susan Unknown.

3. Letitia Tishie Bentley b 1904 Letcher Co KY; m. 6 Apr 1922 Craftsville, Letcher Co KY to B F Bentley b 1904; s/o Sam Bentley and Sallie Bentley.

4. Mary Polly Ann Bentley b 21 Nov 1905 Letcher Co KY d 27 Aug 1980; m. 10 Jan 1924 Craftsville, Letcher Co KY to Elmon Grady Potter b 30 Oct 1894 Shelby Gap, Pike Co KY d 29 Aug 1969; s/o Enoch Potter and Emma Clark.

5. Caldonia Callie Bentley b 11 Dec 1907 Letcher Co KY

6. Lebon Bentley b 10 Mar 1910 Letcher Co KY d 10 Mar 1910

7. Malinda E Bentley b 21 Feb 1911 Letcher Co KY d 1962; m. 20 Sept 1933 Neon, Letcher Co KY to Earl Welch b 1910; s/o W J Welch and Ida B Welch.

8. Enoch Otho Bentley b 15 Mar 1913 Letcher Co KY d 13 Oct 1978 Letcher Co KY d 13 Oct 1978 Letcher Co KY; m. 17 Apr 1936 Neon, Letcher Co KY to Reba Yonts b abt 1915 Letcher Co KY d 27 Dec 1966 Fayette Co KY; d/o Richard Yonts and Ellen Yonts.

9. Rachel Bentley b 26 Apr 1915 Letcher Co KY; m. 3 Nov 1936 Wise Co VA to A. H. Justice b 1909; s/o Stuart Justice and Polly Adkins.

10. Percy Bentley (f) b 6 Jun 1917 Letcher Co KY; m. 19 Aug 1941 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY to Henry Lee Phillips b 1920; s/o Barnie Phillips and Margaret phillips.

11. Joseph Bentley b 26 Jan 1920 Millstone, Letcher Co KY d 26 Jan 1920 Millstone, Letcher Co KY

12. Ellis E Bentley b abt 1921 KY

13. Viola Bentley b abt 1924 KY; m. 27 Oct 1945 Neon, Letcher Co KY to Daniel Collier b 1924; s/o T R Collier and Maggie Meade.

14. A Joseph Bentley b 23 Jan 1926 Millstone, Letcher Co KY d 23 Jan 1926 Millstone, Letcher Co KY


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Obituary: Elbert Franklin Bentley
5 May 1880 - 24 Jul 1962

Elbert Bentley
Elbert F Bentley departed this life July 24, 1962 at the Whitesburg Memorial Hospital, Whitesburg, Ky. He was the son of Martin and Malinda Bentley, born May 5, 1880 being 82 years 2 months and 19 days of age at his passing. He married Sabrina Craft Aug. 11, 1899 who preceded him in death Jan. 1, 1956. On June 7, 1956 he was then married to Polly Bentley; three sons Enoch Bentley and Ben Bentley of Millstone and Ellis Bentley of Greenup Co.,; seven daughters, Tisha Bentley of Cromona, Callie Tolliver of Greenup Co., Malinda Welch of Jenkins, Rachael Justice of Cleveland, Ohio, Percia Phillips of Irvin, Ky., Viola Collier of Charlestown, Ind. and Polly Ann Potter of Burdine Ky.; eight step-children, two brothers, Otto Bentley of Millstone, William Bentley of Garrison, Ky.; two sisters, Jane Baker of Millstone and Laura Bentley of Greenup Co., and 77 grand children and over 100 great grand children. He was a Minister of the Old Regular Baptist Church for 48 years.

Funeral services for Elbert F. Bentley on Friday, July 27, 1962 11:00 a.m. o'clock at Elizabeth Church, Millstone, Ky.; ministers: Elders, Richmond Stanley, Ellis Hopkins, John Dodson, and Manius Ison. Burial in Family Cemetery, Millstone, Ky. Craft Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.

BENTLEY, Elbert F. b: May 5 1880 d: Jul 24 1962, s/o the late Martin and Malinda Bentley; md: Sabrina CRAFT d: Jan 1 1956, Aug 11 1899; 7 boys 7 girls, 3 died in infancy and the oldest son, Martin deceased, he leaves, 2 brothers, William and Otho and 2 sisters, Jane Baker and Laura Bentley, 10 children, Ben, Enoch, Ellis, Tishis, Polly Ann, Callie, Malinda, Rachel, Percie, and Viola. He was a Minister for 27 years. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. Written by his oldest daughter, Tishie Bentley.


Obituary: Sabrina Craft
8 Sept 1899 - 1 Jan 1956

Sabrina Craft Bentley
CRAFT, Sabrina, the dau of Enoch A. and Polly Ann Craft; md: Elbert F. Bentley, Aug 11 1899, just before her 16th birthday; 14 children; 3 died in infancy; surviving: Martin, Ben, Enoch, Ellis, Letitia, Callie, Polly Ann, Malinda, Rachel, Percie, and Viola; she also leaves one brother, Ben E. Craft, 3 sisters: Mrs. Sillar Sergent, Mrs. Mattie Bates, and Mrs. Sarah Jane Franklin. d: at age 72 yrs, 3 mos, and 23 days old. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.


1880 Pike Co KY Census Upper Elkhorn Creek ED 102
61 62 Bently John V W M 55 Head M Farming KY NC NC
61 62 Bently Anna W F 50 Wife M Keeping house Can't read/write KY NC KY
61 62 Bently William A W M 18 Son S Farm Laborer attends school KY KY KY
61 62 Bently Rodicy W F 17 Daughter S attends school can't write KY KY KY
61 62 Bently Serilda J W F 16 Daughter S attends school KY KY KY
61 62 Bently James M W M 14 Son S attends school can't write KY KY KY

62 63 Bently Benjamin W M 24 Head M Farming KY KY KY
62 63 Bently Elizabeth W F 25 Wife M Keeping house KY KY VA
62 63 Bently John V W M 3 Son S KY KY VA
62 63 Bently William P W M 1 Son S KY KY VA

63 64 Bentley John M W M 25 Head Farming KY KY KY
63 64 Bentley Malinda W F 23 Wife M Keeping house Can't read/write VA VA VA
63 64 Bentley Josephine W F 6 Daughter S KY KY VA
63 64 Bentley William A W M 3 Son S KY KY VA
63 64 Bentley John V W M 3 Son S KY KY VA
63 64 Bentley Nancy A W F 2 Daughter S KY KY VA
63 64 Bentley Elbert F W M 1/12 May Son S KY KY VA


1900 Letcher Co KY Census ED 75 Millstone
271 272 Bently Elbert F Head W M May 1880 20 M 0 KY KY KY Farmer
271 272 Bently Sabrina Wife W F Sept 1883 16 M 0 1 1 KY KY KY
271 272 Bently Martin Son W M May 1900 1/12 S KY KY KY

272 273 Craft Enoch Head W M Feb 1842 58 M 33 KY KY KY Farmer
272 273 Craft Polly A Wife W F Apr 1847 53 M 33 12 9 KY KY KY
272 273 Craft Matty Daughter W F July 1881 18 S KY KY KY
272 273 Craft Ebby V W F Apr 1885 15 S KY KY KY
272 273 Craft Sarah J Daughter W F Jan 1889 11 S KY KY KY

273 274 Craft Benjamin Head W M Sept 1879 20 M 1 KY KY KY Farmer
273 274 Craft Mary Wife W F Oct 1883 16 M 1 0 0 KY KY KY

274 275 Craft Nelson Head W M Oct 1871 28 M 2 KY KY KY Farmer
274 275 Craft Roseman Wife W F Sept 1880 19 M 2 1 0 KY KY KY

275 276 Holcomb Prince Head W M Oct 1875 24 M 0 KY KY KY Farmer
275 276 Holcomb Cora P Wife W F June 1884 15 M 0 1 1 KY KY KY
275 276 Holcomb Willie Son W M May 1900 1/12 S KY KY KY


1910 Letcher Co KY Census Millstone ED 145
119 119 Bentley Elbert F Head M W 29 M1 10 KY KY VA Farmer General Farm
119 119 Bentley Sabrina Wife F W 26 M1 10 5 5 KY KY KY
119 119 Bentley Martin Son M W 9 S KY KY KY Farm Laborer Home Farm
119 119 Bentley Bennie Son M W 8 S KY KY KY Farm Laborer Home Farm
119 119 Bentley Lettitia Daughter F W 6 S KY KY KY
119 119 Bentley Polly A. Daughter F W 4 S KY KY KY
119 119 Bentley Calla Daughter F W 2 S KY KY KY

120 120 Craft Arch C Head M W 40 M1 14 KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
120 120 Craft Pricy Wife F W 29 M1 14 9 7 KY KY KY Farm Laborer Home Farm
120 120 Craft Polly A. Daughter F W 13 S KY KY KY Farm Laborer Home Farm
120 120 Craft Lily M. Daughter F W 12 S KY KY KY Farm Laborer Home Farm
120 120 Craft Virgie Daughter F W 11 S KY KY KY Farm Laborer Home Farm
120 120 Craft Mattie E. Daughter F W 8 S KY KY KY
120 120 Craft Sarah J Daughter F W 5 S KY KY KY
120 120 Craft Benjamin Jr Son M W 3 S KY KY KY
120 120 Craft Durcilla Daughter F W 0/12 S KY KY KY

121 121 Craft Benjamin E Head M W 31 M2 5 KY KY KY Farmer General farm
121 121 Craft Emily Wife F W 22 M1 5 3 3 VA VA VA
121 121 Craft Maudie E. Daughter F W 4 S KY KY VA
121 121 Craft Idea Daughter F W 2 S KY KY VA
121 121 Craft Nannie Daughter F W 7/12 S KY KY VA
121 121 Swindall Maudie Sister in law F W 8 S VA VA VA

122 122 Bates Maryland Head M W 25 M1 3 KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
122 122 Bates Mattie E Wife F W 28 M1 3 2 2 KY KY KY Farm Laborer Home farm
122 122 Bates Enoch Son M W 2 S KY KY KY
122 122 Bates Polly A. Daughter F W 3/12 S KY KY KY

123 123 Holcomb Prince E. Head M W 36 M1 10 KY KY KY Farmer General farm
123 123 Holcomb Cora P. Wife F W 25 M1 10 4 4 KY KY KY
123 123 Holcomb Willie T Son M W 9 S KY KY KY
123 123 Holcomb Hattie R. Daughter F W 7 S KY KY KY
123 123 Holcomb Hiram W. Son M W 4 S KY KY KY
123 123 Holcomb Louisa V. Daughter F W 2/12 S KY KY KY


1920 Letcher Co KY Millstone ED 67
29 20 Bentley Elbert Head M W 39 M KY KY KY Farmer
29 20 Bentley Sabrina Wife F W 36 M KY KY KY
29 20 Bentley Ben Son M W 18 S KY KY KY Miner Coal mines
29 20 Bentley Latitia Daughter F W 15 S KY KY KY
29 20 Bentley Pollie A. Daughter F W 14 S KY KY KY
29 20 Bentley Caldona Daughter F W 12 S KY KY KY
29 20 Bentley Linda Daughter F W 9 S KY KY KY
29 20 Bentley Enoch A Son M W 6 S KY KY KY
29 20 Bentley Rachel Daughter F W 5 S KY KY KY
29 20 Bentley Persie Daughter F W 2 S KY KY KY

20 21 Craft Arch C Head M W 50 M KY KY KY Farmer
20 21 Craft Pricy Wife F W 39 M KY KY KY
20 21 Craft Lillie M Daughter F W 22 S KY KY KY Housekeeper
20 21 Craft Mattie E Daughter F W 17 S KY KY KY Laborer farm
20 21 Craft Sarah J Daughter F W 14 S KY KY KY Laborer farm
20 21 Craft Benjamin E Son M W 12 S KY KY KY Laborer farm
20 21 Craft Drusilla Daughter F W 9 S KY KY KY
20 21 Craft Lewis F A Son M W 7 S KY KY KY
20 21 Craft Morgan Son M W 5 S KY KY KY
20 21 Craft Archie Jr. Son M W 3 S KY KY KY
20 21 Craft Oma S Daughter F W 1 S KY KY KY


1930 Letcher Co KY Census Millstone ED 25
444 459 Bentley E. F. Head O $3000 M W 49 M 19 KY KY KY Farmer
444 459 Bentley Sabrina Wife F W 49 M 15 KY KY KY
444 459 Bentley Malinda Daughter F W 19 S KY KY KY
444 459 Bentley Enoch O Son M W 17 S KY KY KY
444 459 Bentley Rachel Daughter F W 15 S KY KY KY
444 459 Bentley Persie Daughter F W 13 S KY KY KY
444 459 Bentley Ellis Son M W 9 S KY KY KY
444 459 Bentley Vivenia Daughter F W 6 S KY KY KY


1940 Letcher Co KY Census District 2 Goose Creek, Hemphill, Rockhouse, etc
192 Bentley Elbert F Head M W 59 M KY Farmer
192 Bentley Sabrina Wife F W 56 M KY Farmer
192 Bentley Percy Daughter F W 22 S KY
192 Bentley Viola Daughter F W 16 S KY

193 Bentley Ellis Head M W 19 M KY Truck driver Caol mining
193 Bentley Ruth Wife F W 16 M KY
193 Bentley Carrol Daughter F W 2 S KY

194 Reynolds Morgan T Head M W 65 KY Farmer Farm
194 Reynolds Myra Wife F W 62 M KY
194 Reynolds Helen Daughter F W 38 S KY Grade Teacher Private School
194 Reynolds Bessie Daughter F W 34 S KY Grade Teacher Public School
194 Reynolds Ben Son M W 29 S Farm Laborer Farm
194 Reynolds Morgan Jr Son M W 21 S KY Farm Laborer Farm
194 Reynolds Charles Son M W 18 S KY Farm Laborer Farm
194 Allen Martha Daughter F W 43 Wd KY

195 Reynolds Jack Head M W 24 M KY Farmer Farm
195 Reynolds Ola Wife F W 22 KY
195 Reynolds Charles Son M W 4 S KY
195 Reynolds Aileen Daughter F W 2 S KY


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