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John Martin Bentley
and Malinda Addington

John Martin Bentley and Malinda Addington - Photo Submitted by Joe Bentley
L-R Back: Cora, Caldony, Nancy Ann and Josephine Bentley. L-R Front: Jane and Laura Bentley - Photo Submitted by Joe Bentley - Sent to Joe by Bessaline Blaine
Cora Bentley Boggs
L-R: Elmer Boggs, Cora Bentley Boggs and Lola Boggs - Photo Submitted by Joe Bentley
John Martin Bentley b 23 Nov 1852 Pike Co KY d 15 Mar 1941; buried Bennet's Chapel Cemetery Green Co KY; s/o John Vent Bentley and Anna Potter. John Martin Bentley m. 23 Aug 1871 Pike Co KY to Malinda Addington b 23 Dec 1855 at Bow Camp VA d 19 Nov 1933 Greenup Co KY; buried Bennet's Chapel Cemetery, Greenup Co KY; d/o William "Billy" Addington and Nancy Kilgore. Children of John Martin Bentley and Malinda Addington;

1. Josephine Bentley b 18 Jun 1873 Dairy Hollow, Jenkins Letcher Co KY d 13 Feb 1954; buried Potter Cemetery, Hylton, KY; m. 28 Feb 1899 Dickenson Co VA to Enoch Potter b 20 Mar 1867 Letcher Co KY d 25 Jan 1944 Hylton, Pike Co KY; buried Hylton, Pike Co KY; s/o John Boone Potter and Sookie Ellen Sanders. Enoch Potter m. 17 Sept 1892 to (1) Emma Clark.

2. William Mitchel Bentley (twin of John Vent) b 14 Aug 1875 Pike Co KY d 23 April 1963; m. Manerva Holcomb b 7 Mar 1877; d/o Hiram Wesley Holcomb and Louisa Morgan.

3. John Vent Bentley (twin of William Mitchel) b 14 Aug 1875 Pike Co KY d 13 Sept 1957; m. Latisha Cornette Bentley.

4. Nancy Ann Bentley b 5 Oct 1877 Pike Co KY d 27 Oct 1960; m. 8 Feb 1894 to William Wesley "Bill" Collier b 15 Jun 1872 Goose Creek, Letcher Co KY d 27 Apr 1952; s/o Samuel Peter Collier and Martha Ann Roarke.

5. Elbert Franklin Bentley b 5 May 1880 Pike Co KY d 24 July 1962; buried Bentley Cemetery, Letcher Co KY; m. 11 Aug 1899 to Sabrina Craft b 8 Sept 1883 d 1 Jan 1956; d/o Enoch Arden "Chunk" Craft and Polly Ann Caudill.

6. Mary Bentley b 7 July 1881; m. Patrick Jefferson Jeff Bentley b about 1878 KY d 8 Jul 1949 Letcher Co KY; s/o William Finley Bentley and Edia Edy Fleming. Patrick Jefferson Jeff Bentley m. Patsy Collins b about 1880 KY. Patsy Collins m. James B Fugate; s/o Charles Fugate and Nancy Hudson.

7. Otho Bentley b 23 Jan 1884 d 23 Oct 1965 Letcher Co KY; m. (1) to Sadie Collier b 10 Aug 1885 Baker, Letcher Co KY d 3 Feb 1915 Letcher Co KY at age 30 years; induced into labor after having been kicked by the cow she was milking; d/o Rev Willis K Collier and Mary Ellen Adams. Otho Bentley m. (2) to Nancy Alice Hall b 5 Mar 1899 d 1975 Letcher Co KY; d/o Joseph Leonard Hall and Leathia Lettie Craft.

8. Florance Caldonia Bentley b 22 Jan 1888 d 25 Sept 1947; m. Walter Watkins.

9. Surrilda Jane Bentley b 14 Aug 1889 at Millstone, Letcher Co KY d 28 Nov 1964; buried Baker Cemetery at Millstone, Letcher Co KY m. about 1905 to Edward H Edd Baker b 22 Jul 1887 Millstone, Letcher Co KY d 15 Feb 1977; s/o Lorenzo Dow Baker and Stella Louise Isaacs.

10. Cora Lee Bentley b 7 May 1892 Millstone, Letcher Co KY d 27 Sept 1961; m. Elmer Boggs.

11. Laura Belle Bentley b 11 Aug 1896 d 11 Dec 1993 at South Shore Greeunup Co KY; m. William Sherman Bentley b Feb 1891; s/o Benjamin Bentley and Rebecca Holcomb.


Thanks to Joe Bentley; s/o Dale Ennis Bentley (1. Dale Ennis Bentley s/o 2. Orville Bentley; s/o 3. John Vent Bentley)


1880 Pike Co KY Census Upper Elkhorn Creek Precinct 9
61 62 Bently John V W M 55 M Farming KY NC NC
61 62 Bently Anna W F 52 Wife M Keeping house Can't read/write KY NC KY
61 62 Bently William A W M 18 Son S Farm Laborer At School KY KY KY
61 62 Bently Rodicy W F 17 Daughter S At School Can't write KY KY KY
61 62 Bently Serilda J W F 16 Daughter S At School KY KY KY
61 62 Bently James W W M 14 Son S At 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 Can't read/write VA VA 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 Bently John M W M 25 Head M Farming KY KY KY
63 64 Bently Malinda W F 23 Wife Keeping house Can't read/write VA VA VA
63 64 Bently Josephine W F 6 Daughter S KY KY VA
63 64 Bently William A W M 3 Son S KY KY VA
63 64 Bently John V W M 3 Son S KY KY VA
63 64 Bently Nancy A W F 2 Daughter S KY KY VA
63 64 Bently Elbert F W M 1/12 May Son S KY KY VA


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