Joseph "Joe" Bentley
and Sarah Elizabeth Potter

Joseph "Joe" Bentley b Apr 1861 Pike Co KY; s/o Simeon Bentley and Nancy Hall. Joseph "Joe" Bentley m. 27 Apr 1883 Letcher Co KY to Sarah Elizabeth Potter b Dec 1862; d/o Isaac Potter and Elizabeth Emiline Bentley. Children of Joseph "Joe" Bentley and Sarah Elizabeth Potter;

1. Lafayette Bentley b 16 May 1884 KY d 17 Apr 1962 Pike Co KY; m. about 1903 to Melvina Hall b 2 Feb 1886 KY d 20 Dec 1954 Beefhide, Pike Co KY; buried Bentley Cemetery, Beefhide Creek, KY; d/o Richard Hall and Olive "Ollie" Bryant (Mullins).

2. Isaac "Ike" Bentley b 25 Jun 1884 m. 1914 to Cora Mullins b about 1895 KY.

3. Martha Jane Bentley b 29 Nov 1888 KY d 7 Sept 1968 Letcher Co KY; m. James Houston b 20 Dec 1891 KY d before 1930. Martha Jane Bentley m. Nov 1924 to King Solomon "Sol" Fleming b 29 Nov 1881 Pike Co KY d 5 Jan 1925 Beefhide, KY buried Etty, Pike Co KY; s/o John Jefferson "Jeff" Fleming and Mary Frances Johnson. King Solomon "Sol" Fleming m. (1) to Tacy Kelp Burnside b 10 Oct 1887 Raleigh Co WV d 14 Nov 1971 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co OH buried Newtonsville, Clermont Co OH; d/o Joseph Hampton Burnside and Sarah Jane Laverty (aka Lafferty). Tacy Kelp Burnside m. Floyd Anderson Lewis. Martha Jane Bentley m. John Tackett b 1874 (found in hh of Martha Jane Bentley in 1930 Pike Co KY Census listed as servant. Martha listed as widowed).

4. Benjamin Harrison Bentley b 29 Mar 1891 KY d 12 Oct 1984 Perry Co KY m. 7 Mar 1912 Letcher Co KY to Roxie Potter b 10 Aug 1892, d 17 Dec 1980; d/o William Potter and Nancy Mullins. Benjamin and Roxie lost 5 children in infancy. Children of Benjamin Harrison Bentley and Roxie Potter;

I. John L Bentley b 17 Jul 1918 Pike Co KY d 10 Jun 1999

II. Roosevelt Bentley b about 1924 KY

III. 5 children died in infancy

Obituary: Bentley, Roxie Potter B: 10 August 1892; D: 17 December 1980. Parents: Bill & Nancy Potter Married: Harrison Bentley. Children: John L. of Dorton, Ky; & Roosevelt of Jenkins, Ky. Five children died in infancy. 7 grandchildren; 8 gr-grandchildren. Sisters: Martha, Ellen, Mary, & Lizzie. Brothers: Floyd, Sam, & Melvin. Baptized: (No date) She was a member of the Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church for 63 years. Written by her family, assisted by Elder Charles V. Nitchie.

5. Mary Adeline Bentley b Oct 1893.

6. Simon Bentley (aka Simeon) b 20 Mar 1896 d 1985 m. about 1916 to Virgie Little b 18 Nov 1898 KY d 23 Nov 1970 Letcher Co KY.

7. Margaret Bentley (aka Marget) b Mar 1898.

8. Theodore Roosevelt Bentley b 3 Nov 1901 Pike Co KY d 6 Jun 1975 Pike Co KY, m. 24 Dec 1925 Myra Pike Co KY to Bessie Norma Sowards b 10 Mar 1906 Pike Co KY d 31 Mar 1954, d/o Martin Van Buren Soward and Angeline Mullins.

9. Mark Hanney Bentley b 20 Jan 1903 KY d 12 Oct 1986 Letcher Co KY; m. Maude Belcher b about 1903 KY.


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