John Vent Bentley
and Annie Potter

John Vent Bentley b 1825 KY d 6 Aug 1895 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; s/o Benjamin Bentley and Elizabeth Crase. John Vent Bentley m. 1851 to Anna Annie Potter b 1830 KY d 13 Sept 1901 Pike Co KY; d/o Benjamin Potter and Susannah Hollingsworth. Children of John Vent Bentley and Anna Annie Potter;

1. Mary C Bentley b 1851 KY; m. 11 Jan 1869 to Isaac Whitaker.

2. John Martin Bentley b 23 Nov 1852 Pike Co KY d 15 Mar 1941 Greenup Co KY; m. 23 Aug 1871 (or 27 Aug 1871) Pike Co KY to Malinda Addington b 23 Dec 1855 Bow Camp Wise Co VA d 9 Nov 1933 (or 18 Nov 1933) Greenup Co KY; d/o William Billy Addington and Nancy Ann Kilgore.

3. Benjamin Bentley b 1854 Letcher Co KY; m. 3 Mar 1876 to Elizabeth Rose.

4. Virginia Carolina Bentley b 4 Aug 1858 Letcher Co KY; m. Alexander Alec Ison (aka Alex).

5. Delaney Elizabeth Bentley b 7 Jun 1861 KY d 1913 of uterine cancer; m. Morgan Martin Killen b 1 Sept 1856 NC d 1 Jul 1925 (shot and killed by son, Alexander Alex Killen); s/o Alfred Alf Killen and Lucy Whitaker. Morgan Martin Killen m. (2) to Mary Jane Belcher.

6. William Alex Bentley b about 1862 KY; m. 29 Mar 1882 to Mary Jane Mullins.

7. Rhodicia Rhoda Bentley b 10 Mar 1862 Pike Co KY d 21 Feb 1953 Darwin, Dickenson Co VA; m. about 1880 to David A J Mullins b 27 Jun 1857 Letcher Co KY d 1905; s/o Andrew Jackson Brandy Jack Mullins and Mary Polly Anna Mullins

8. Serelda Jane Bentley (Zerilda) b 30 Nov 1864 Letcher Co KY; m. 22 Mar 1882 Letcher Co KY to John Hughes b 16 Sept 1861, Letcher Co KY d 19 Feb Floyd Co KY; s/o Gabriel Hughes and Nancy Potter.

9. James Monroe Bentley b 2 Dec 1866 Pike Co KY d 1926 Jacks Creek, Floyd Co KY; m. 6 Jan 1902 to Cordelia or Cardelia Hall b 20 Jan 1883 Mill Creek, Letcher Co KY d 15 Nov 1970 Jack's Creek, Floyd Co KY; d/o Miles Hall and Martha Meade. James Monroe Bentley m. Mary Webb?


John Vent Bentley and
Louisa Ellen Bentley

John Vent Bentley b 1825 KY d 6 Aug 1895 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; s/o Benjamin Bentley and Elizabeth Crase. John Vent Bentley m. 25 Feb 1892 Letcher Co KY to Louisa Ellen Bentley b 1 Aug 1855 Letcher Co KY d 1905; d/o Solomon Davis Bentley and Mary Jane Bentley. Child of John Vent Bentley and Louisa Ellen Bentley;

1. Mary C Bentley b about 1897


Louisa Ellen Bentley and
William Rufus Bentley

Louisa Ellen Bentley b 1 Aug 1855 Letcher Co KY d 1905; d/o Solomon Davis Bentley and Mary Jane Bentley. Louisa Ellen Bentley m. William Rufus Bentley b 1840; s/o Benjamin H Bentley and Mary Polly Davis. Children of William Rufus Bentley and Louisa Ellen Bentley;

1. William Harrison Bentley

2. John D Bentley b 1884


William Rufus Bentley
and Rachel Oldham

William Rufus Bentley b 1840; s/o Benjamin H Bentley and Mary Polly Davis. William Rufus Bentley m. (1) Rachel Oldham. Children of William Rufus Bentley and Rachel Oldham;

1. Catherine Bentley b about 1867

2. Henry Ezekiel Bentley b 15 Dec 1869 d 29 Mar 1946 Letcher Co KY; buried Seco, Letcher Co KY; m. 30 Jan 1894 Letcher Co KY to Lilly M Whitaker. Henry Ezekiel Bentley m. 8 Aug 1899 Letcher Co KY to (2) Zilpha Holbrook b 27 Nov 1879. Children of Henry Ezekiel Bentley and Zilpha Holbrook;

i. Betsy Bentley b 1901

ii. Male Bentley


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