John Quiller Bentley
and Ellender Bates

Ellen Bates and John Quiller Bentley
Ellender Ellen Bates Bentley and Husband, John Quiller Bentley - Photo Submitted by Loretta Bellen
John Quiller Bentley b 12 Oct 1859 Letcher Co KY d 15 Mar 1934 Neon, Letcher Co KY of complications from burns from a sage grass field fire; s/o Benjamin Bentley and Elizabeth Reynolds. John Quiller Bentley m. 5 Sept 1883 Letcher Co KY to Ellender Bates b 17 Jun 1863 KY d 18 Nov 1933 KY; d/o Henderson Bates and Ellender Dale. Children of John Quiller Bentley and Ellender Bates;

1. Mary Bentley b Jun 1884 m. 8 Jan 1904 Letcher Co KY to Hartwell Newsome b 13 Oct 1875; s/o Elcanie Cain Newsome and Mary Polly Anderson. Children of Hartwell Newsome and Mary Bentley;

i. Pearl Newsome; m. Male White

ii. Martha Newsome; m. Male Branson

iii. Cora Newsome; m. Male Hall

iv. Nettie Newsome; m. Male Branson

v. Susan Newsome; m. Male Hatfield

vi. Eliza Newsome; buried Bentley Cemetery, Neon Junction, Neon, Letcher Co KY

vii. Victoria Newsome

viii. Ones Newsome

ix. John Newsome

x. Denver Newsome

xi. James M Newsome b 5 Aug 1929 d 28 Aug 2009; buried Newsome Cemetery, Neon, Letcher Co KY

Thanks to Loretta Bellen for submitting information on this family on 22 September, 2009 by email.

2. Daniel Van Bentley b 1887 KY d 2 Apr 1957 Fayette Co KY; m. 5 Apr 1907 Letcher Co KY to Nettie Collier b 5 Jun 1892 KY; d/o Willis Kirk Collier and Elizabeth Vanover.

3. Martha Elizabeth Bentley b 9 Nov 1889 Neon, Letcher Co KY d 4 Jan 1918 Neon, Letcher Co KY; m. 7 Jan 1909 Letcher Co KY to Henry H Quillen b 14 Jan 1887 Letcher Co KY d 8 Jan 1973 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; s/o Andrew Quillen and Nancy Adams. Henry H Quillen m. 10 Jun 1918 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY to Leanza Caudill b abt 1901 Eolia, Letcher Co KY d Jan 1923 Neon, Letcher Co KY; buried Neon, Letcher Co KY. Henry H Quillen m. 24 Jul 1923 to Martha Jane Hall b 19 Oct 1908 Seco, Letcher Co KY d 16 Aug 1988 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; d/o Preston Hall and Alice Unknown.

4. Laura Bentley b 21 Oct 1892 KY d 5 Feb 1971 Letcher Co KY; m. Preston Bentley b 1 Feb 1891 d 7 Jul 1954 Letcher Co KY

5. Minerva Jane Bentley b 1894; m. Eugene Howard; s/o James Howard and Mary H Risner.

6. Can Martin Bentley (Dr) b 2 Sept 1897 KY d 14 May 1985 Campbellburg, Henry Co KY; m. (1) to Sally Haydon Douglas b 1901; d/o John W Douglas and Addie Haydon. Can Martin Bentley m. abt 1942 to Lettie Malinda Bentley b 13 Jan 1916 Letcher Co KY d 2004 Freeburn, Pike Co KY; d/o Otho Bentley and Nancy Alice Hall. Lettie Malinda Bentley m. Woodrow Smith

Can Martin Bentley, Jr., age 85, of Neon, Kentucky, passed away on September 14, 2015. He was born on August 17, 1930 in Neon, Kentucky, with him having lived in Michigan, while working as a line inspector for the Ford Motor Company and returned to Letcher County, where he made his home after retirement. Can had a special passion and talent for music, with the ability to play a variety of instruments, especially piano, and was voted best band member, when he was in high school. He was an avid picker and greatly enjoyed the opportunity of spending time with children, along with other relatives and friends. Can was very noted for the kindness and generosity that he would show to others. He was a member of the United Auto Workers, since 1957 and was of the Pentecostal Faith. Can was a son of the late Dr. Can Martin Bentley, Sr. and Sallie Douglas Bentley. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Evelyn Lawrance and June Douglas Fakon; and an infant brother, Robert Edward Bentley. Can is survived by a sister, Addie Rutherford Zook, of Warner Robins, California; a half-sister, Carol Ann Bentley, of Freeburn, Kentucky; 2 half-brothers, Alan Martin Bentley, of Bethel, Ohio, and Terry Lee Bentley, of Bethel, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. Visitation will be held on Friday September 18, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, Kentucky. Graveside services will be held on Saturday September 19, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Owenton Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Owenton, Kentucky.


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