Otho Bentley
and Sadie Collier

Otho Bentley
Otho Bentley
Sadie Collier Bentley
Sadie Collier

Consolidated Coal Company Boarding House, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; Managed by Otho Bentley and Sadie (Collier) Bentley - (Source of Photos and info)
L-R - Willie - Nettie - Laura Jane - Atha and Stella Bentley
L-R: Willie, Nettie, Laura Jane, Atha and Stella Bentley
L-R - Willie Taylor - Nettie Bentley - Otho Bentley Sr - Stella Bentley and Oscar Salyer
L-R: Willie Taylor, Nettie Bentley Taylor, Otho Bentley Sr, Stella Bentley Salyer and Oscar Salyer
Otho Bentley Family at His Funeral in 1965
Bentley Family at Otho Bentley Sr's Funeral 1965
L-R Back: Wilma, Cora, Lake, Sabrina, Lettie, Laura Jane, Atha, Nettie, Willie and Stella Bentley. L-R Front: Jerry, Fred, Can, Jimmy, Laura Belle (Bentley), Nancy Alice (Hall), Otho Jr, John Vint, Anna Sue, Daniel "D.V.", and Joe Bentley
Otho Bentley Family at the Funeral of Sabrina Bentley Blair - 1997
L-R Front: Cora, Anna Sue, Joe and Can Bentley. L-R Back: John Vint, Fred, DV and Jerry Bentley - 1997 Funeral of Sabrina Bentley Blair
Otho Bentley Family at a Reunion at the Home of Wilma Bentley in Indiana
L-R Back: Joe, John Vint and Can Bentley. L-R Front: Sabrina, Wilma, Anna Sue, Lake and Daniel "DV" Bentley at a Reunion at the Home of Wilma Bentley in Indiana
Opal Bentley
Opal Bentley
Alma and Joe Bentley
Alma & Joe Bentley
Joe - Kris and Alma Bentley
Joe, Kris & Alma Bentley
Otho Bentley b 23 Nov 1884 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY d 25 Oct 1965 Letcher Co KY; buried Millstone, Letcher Co KY; s/o John Martin Bentley and Malinda Addington. Otho Bentley m. 1903 Letcher Co KY 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; buried Millstone, Letcher Co KY; d/o Rev Willis K Collier and Mary Ellen Adams. Otho and Sadie lived in Jenkins, Letcher Co KY and managed the boarding house there for Consolidated Coal Company. Sadie did the cooking, cleaning and laundry. Otho had first one team of horses and later, a second team and carried in most of the lumber that was used to build many of the houses in the coal camps.

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. Otho Bentley, Sadie Collier and Nancy Alice Hall are buried Millstone, Letcher Co KY. Children of Otho Bentley and Sadie Collier;

1. Stella Elizabeth Bentley b 4 Jan 1904 Letcher Co KY; m. (1) to Glenn Walter Greene. Child of Glenn Walter Greene and Stella Elizabeth Bentley;

i. Wayne Lee Green b 22 Sept 1935 d 8 May 2008 Sharonville, OH

Stella Elizabeth Bentley; m. (2) to Oscar Salyers.

2. Willie D Bentley b 3 Mar 1906 Letcher Co KY d 1977 buried Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, Letcher Co KY; m. Edna Mae Bentley b 1909 d 3 Mar 2008, age 99 years, buried Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, Letcher Co KY; d/o Sherman Bentley and Ada Sergent. Submitted by Kara Doepker 10 Mar 2008. Our deepest condolences to this family for the loss of this loved one.

3. Nettie Bentley b 27 Dec 1907 Lewis Co KY d 22 May 1977 Highland Co OH; m. 15 Apr 1925 to (1) Hiram Wesley Holcomb Jr b 2 May 1905 d 8 Jul 1952 Letcher Co KY; s/o Prince Edward Holcomb (Halcomb) and Cora Phynetta Holbrook. Nettie Bentley m. (2) to Willie Taylor.

4. Atha Dora Bentley b 23 Jan 1910 Letitia, KY d 8 Jul 2007 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; buried Sandlick Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. Oct 1926 to James M. Caudill (Judge) b 9 Dec 1906 d Feb 1993; s/o Marion Caudill and Louanna Isaacs.

5. Laura Jane Bentley b 19 Jan 1912 Letcher Co KY d 10 Dec 1985 Florida; m. John Stallard.

6. Mae Bentley b 30 Jul 1914 Letcher Co KY d 30 Jul 1914 (stillborn).

7. Mary Bentley b 1915 Letcher Co KY d several months after her birth in 1915; buried Chunk Craft Cemetery, Letcher Co KY. Her mother, Sadie, died in childbirth with Mary after having labor induced when Sadie was kicked by a cow she was milking. Sadie died a few days after the accident and Mary followed her mother in death several months later.

Otho Bentley and
Nancy Alice Hall

Otho Bentley
Otho Bentley and Nancy Hall
Otho Bentley b 23 Nov 1884 in Jenkins, Letcher Co KY d 25 Oct 1965 in Letcher Co KY; s/o John Martin Bentley and Malinda Addington. 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. Children of Otho Bentley and Nancy Alice Hall;

1. Lettie Bentley b 13 Jan 1916 Letcher Co KY; m. to (1) Woodrow Smith. Lettie Bentley m. to (2) Dr Can Bentley. Lettie Bentley m. (3) Male Totten.

2. Sabrina Bentley b 13 Feb 1918 Letcher Co KY d 30 Apr 1997; m. Curwood Blair d 5 Sept 1998. Thanks to Glenda Cantrell (or Catrell) for submitting this family information.

3. Lake Erie Bentley b 21 Dec 1919 Letcher Co KY d 8 Jun 2008 Shady Lawn Nursing Center, Cadiz, KY; m. 21 Oct 1937 to Asbury Berry Pass.

4. Opal Bentley b 8 Dec 1921 Letcher Co KY d 1935 Fayette Co KY.

5. Cora Bentley b 12 Jan 1924 Millstone, Letcher Co KY d 20 May 2001 OH; m. James Denton Mullins Apr 1924; s/o James Mullins and Cora Emmazetta Wright.

6. Wilma Imogene Bentley b 12 June 1926 Letcher Co KY d 11 Feb 1991 Chrlestown, Clark Co IN; m. Aug 1943 to (1) James Blaine Jimmy Cole b 1922 d 1970; buried Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Clark Co IN, Plot: Sec. J; s/o Charles M Cole. Wilma Imogene Bentley m. (2) to Joe Benge. Thank you to Donna Bentley Pitts for adding Wilma Bentley Obituary (no longer have this one because yahoo deleted all files July 2015). Children of James B Jimmy Cole and Wilma Bentley; Shirley Cole b 1944 Perry Co KY ii. Shirley Cole b 1950 Letcher Co KY. (Parents of Wilma Imogene Bentley are also listed on family search site as Martin Bentley b 1900 and Nancy Alice Nannie Hall b 1901. Martin Bentley is listed there as s/o Elbert Franklin Bentley and Sabrina Craft)

7. James "Joe" Bentley b 22 Aug 1928 Letcher Co KY d 2016; m. Alma Eva Henrikson b 24 Feb 1924 Gardner, Massachusetts d Monday, 20 Feb 1995; age 70 years, 11 months and 26 days of age; d/o Walter E Henrikson and Flora M LeBlanc. Thanks to their son, Kris Bentley, for additions to this family. James Joe Bentley m. (2) to Doris Unknown.

8. Daniel Van DV Bentley b 10 Nov 1930 Letcher Co KY; m. Mary E McElroy.

9. Anna Sue Bentley b 17 Jan 1932 Letcher Co KY; m. (1) to Roy "Kayro" Bentley; m. (2) to Ray Tucker.

10. John Vent Bentley b 15 Nov 1934 Letcher Co KY; m. Shirley Stallard.

11. Otho Bentley Jr b 25 May 1937 Letcher Co KY d 11 Apr 1969 Japan; m. Millie Bentley.

12. Can Monroe Bentley b 30 Jul 1939 Letcher Co KY d 13 Feb 2004; buried Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, KY; m. Ernestine Hall.

13. James Martin Jimmy Bentley b 30 Jul 1939 Letcher Co KY; m. Judith Smith.

14. Freddie Bentley b 12 Jul 1941 Letcher Co KY; m. Grace Burrows.

15. Jerry Bentley b 28 May 1943 Letcher Co KY; m. Rose Carole Baker.

Obituary of Cora Bentley Mullins
January 12, 1924 - May 20, 2001

CORA B. MULLINS, age 77 of Dayton, Ohio died Sunday evening, May 20, 2001 at Kettering Hospital in Kettering, Ohio after an extended illness. Born on January 12, 1924 in Millstone, Ky. the daughter of the late Otho & Nancy A. (Hall) Bentley. Preceded in death by Daughter: Linda Kay King in 2000; Granddaughter: Diane Kay King in 1990 Brothers & Sisters: Mary Bentley; Opal Bentley; Nettie Halcomb; Stella Salyers; Otho Bentley, Jr. Willie Bentley; Laura Stallard; Wilma Benge and Sabrina Blair.

Survivors: Husband of 58 years: James D. Mullins; Daughters & Sons-in-law: Margaret A. & David Schenck, Arcanum, OH, Karen E. Mullins, Lewisburg, Ohio; Donna J. & Gary Dursch, Farmersville, OH; Sons & Daughters-in-law: Jesse J. & Debbie Mullins, Germantown, OH, David W. & Debora Mullins, Englewood, OH. Sisters: Atha Caudill, Whitesburg, KY.; Lettie Totton, Freeburn, KY.; Lake Pass, Cadiz, KY; Sue Tucker, Millstone, KY.; Brothers: DV, Joe and Jerry Bentley, Millstone, KY. John Vent, Can and Jimmy Bentley, Cleveland, OH. and Fred Bentley, Vandalia, OH. 11 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2001 - 11:00 A.M. at Barnes Funeral Home - 411 North Commerce St. - Lewisburg, Ohio with Glen Murphy, Jr. officiating. Interment will be held in Roselawn Cemetery in Lewisburg. Family will receive friends on Wednesday May 23, 2001 from 4 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Thanks to Karen Mullins (karenchat@aol.com) for additional information and many of the wonderful photos on this page and others on this site. Visit Karen's Southeast Kentucky Family Blog. Thanks also to Donna Bentley Pitts, Kris Bentley, Kara Doepker and Glenda Catrell for additional information for this family.

Mountain Eagle, Thursday, October 22, 1964 Page 5
Bentley Family is Large and Loyal Letcher Clan
By ? Kiser

This Photo Accompanied an Article on 22 Oct 1964 in the Mountain Eagle Newspaper With Photo Labeled Right to Left: Four generations of the Bentley family, Mrs. Otho Bentley (right) her daughter, Mrs. Lettie Bentley, Freeburn; Lettie's daughter, Mrs. Nannetta Smith, and Mrs. Smith's daughter, Billie Jo Penson.
A family bound together by family ties is an asset to Letcher county. Millstone is to have such a family in that of the Otho Bentleys. Otho, now head of a large family of Bentleys. Malinda Eddington ? Of this family only ? are still living.

Mrs. Jane Baker, Millstone, who is very ill in the Whitesburg hospital: Mrs. Laura Bentley, of South Shore Ky., and Mr Bentley. Otho's firs wife was Sadie Collier, daughter of the late Willis And Mary Adams Collier. Mary was a sister of the late B E Adams, father of the late G Bennett Adams. Otho and Sadie had six children, five still living. They are Mrs Stella Salyers of Cincinnati, Stella first married Glenn Green, who died several years ago.

Then she married Oscar Salyers. Willie W. D. Bentley, who married Edna Bentley, daughter of Sherman Bentley and granddaughter of the late Uncle Riley Bentley. They live on Millstone. Laura married John Stallard, grandson of the late Aunt Sillar Hall. The Stallards now live in Florida. Atha married James Caudill, the present county judge of Letcher County, Nettie first married Wesley Halcomb, who died many years ago, and then she married Willie Taylor.

The Taylors now live in Winchester, Ohio. After the death of his first wife, Otho married Nancy Alice Hall, daughter of Elder Joe and Lettie Craft Hall. Lettie was the daughter of Uncle Chunk and Polly Ann Caudill Craft. They had 15 children. Lettie married Dr Can Bentley, and lives at Freeburn, Ky.; Sabrina married Curwood Blair, and they live in Detroit; Lake married Elder C. B. Berry Pass, and they live at Millstone; Opal Bentley died in her early teens; Coral married J. D. Mullins, and they live in Dayton, Ohio; Wilma married Jimmy Cole, and they live in Charlestown, Indiana.

Joe Bentley married Alma from Massachusetts; D. V. married Mary Evelyn McElroy, and they live on Millstone; John Vent married Shirley Stallard and they live on Millstone; Anna Sue married Roy Karo Bentley, and they live at Neon; Otho Jr., married Millie Bentley. He is in the Navy and is stationed at Norfolk, Va.; Can and Jimmy Bentley are the twins. Can married Ernestine Hall and they live in Cleveland; Jimmy is unmarried, is in the army and is stationed in Germany; Freddy married Gracie Burrows and they live with and will care for his parents until Jimmy returns from Germany; Jerry, the youngest is in the Army at Fort Benning, Ga.

With the exception of a year or so the Bentleys have always lived on Millstone. For a short while they lived above Hemphill, and then moved back to Millstone. They owned the home above the Elizabeth Church now owned by Elder Lawson Hall. They moved into their present home some 20 years ago.

This large family, scattered in many places, still has strong ties with each other and with the parents on Millstone. The family consists of 19 living children, 142 grandchildren, a total of 171 living descendants. They are fine folk, those that I know, and I know most of them.

Mrs. Bentley is one of the finest cooks I know, and they almost never eat alone - there is always lots of company.

The Otho Bentleys are deacon and deaconess in the Regular Baptist Church, and they are faithful to attend church, even in the later years when their health is failing. And they have always fed hundreds of visitors to the church. Mr. Bentley is a diabetic and Mrs. Bentley is not as robust as one she was. But the latch is always on the outside, and everyone is welcome in this home and everyone enjoys visiting there.

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