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Solomon Bentley
and Mary Polly Yonts

Solomon Bentley b about 1793 NC d May 1860 KY; s/o Daniel Bentley and Nancy Jane Lewis. Solomon Bentley m. 11 Mar 1819 Floyd Co KY to Mary Polly Yonts b 1800 KY d after 1880 Letcher Co KY; (1850 Letcher Co KY Census) (Letcher Co KY 1860 Census) d/o William Yonts and Margaret Bentley. Children of Solomon Bentley and Mary Polly Yonts;

1. Martha Patsy Bentley b 1820 Floyd Co KY; m. 28 Jul 1840 Perry Co KY to Gabriel Hughes b about 1820 Russell Co VA d before 1860; s/o Daniel Hughes and Sarah Tyree.

2. William R Bentley b 1822 KY; m. 19 Feb 1846 Letcher Co KY to Elizabeth Amburgey b about 1826 KY; d/o William R Amburgey and Lucy Franklin. William R Bentley m. (2) Hannah Houston b 20 Apr 1830 d 5 May 1908 Goose Creek, Letcher Co KY. Hannah Houston m. 10 Sep 1852 to Charles Yonts b 18 Aug 1832 Perry Co KY d 18 Oct 1898 Goose Creek, Letcher Co KY; s/o William Yonts and Levisa McCray.

3. Margaret D Bentley b 1826 Perry now Letcher Co KY; m. 26 Aug 1848 Letcher Co KY to Moses Adams b about 1819 Rockhouse, Floyd (now Letcher) Co KY.

4. Solomon C Bentley b 1827 Perry Co KY d 1860 Letcher Co KY; m. 1 Jul 1850 Letcher Co KY to Susannah Haggins (aka Higgins Hagens) b about 1831. (1850 Letcher Co KY Census #67). Child of Solomon C Bentley and Susannah Haggins;

i. Allen Bentley; m. Susanna Prater.

5. Elizabeth Bentley b 1830 KY

6. Benjamin Bentley b 1828 Perry (now Letcher) Co KY; m. 22 Feb 1849 Letcher Co KY to Elizabeth Baker b about 1830.

7. Barrett Bentley b about 1832 in Perry (now Letcher) Co KY; m. 1844 to Ruth Unknown b 1832 Perry Co KY.

8. Ruthy Bentley b 1832 Perry (now Letcher) Co KY d 16 Oct 1875 Letcher Co KY; m. 18 Jul 1850 Letcher Co KY to John Madden b about 1830. Children of John Madden and Ruthy Bentley;

i. Rachel Madden m. (1) to Benjamin Crase; m. (2) Richard Singleton Stidham b 23 Jan 1853 in Ashe Co NC d 13 Nov 1934 Topeka KS; s/o Harvey Stidham and Emaline Taylor; m. to (3) James Keller. Richard Singleton Stidham m. 19 Aug 1871 Letcher Co KY to (1) Nancy Ann Nease (aka Neace) b about 1852 Russell Co VA d after 1890 Letcher Co KY; d/o Samuel Neace and Catherine Fraley.

ii. Jeptha Madden b 1851; m. 20 Apr 1871 Letcher Co KY to Marinda Mullins b 1852 KY; d/o John S Mullins and Matilda Amburgey.

9. Eliza Jane Louisia Bentley b 1834 KY; m. 16 May 1869 Letcher Co KY to Shadrach "Shade" Franklin (aka Shadrick), b about 1810 d about 1900 Letcher Co KY; s/o Abraham Franklin and Sarah "Sally" Spears. Shadrach "Shade" Franklin (aka Shadrick) m. 27 April 1840 to (1) Jahala Jaela Addington b about 1814 Scott Co VA d about 1869 Letcher Co KY; d/o William Addington and Sarah "Sally" Stallard. Jaela Addington m. (1) Male Green. The marriage was performed by Solomon Yontz, County Clerk, in presence of Susanna Yontz. (Source).

10. Aaron Rice Bentley b 1836 KY d 17 Nov 1874 Letcher Co KY of Consumption (TB); served as a Lieutenant in the 13th KY Cav CSA; m. 15 Mar 1866 Letcher Co KY to Dorcas Hall b about 1835 d  9 Jun 1917 Letcher Co KY, buried Bates Cemetery, Colson, Letcher Co KY; d/o James "One Eyed Jim" Hall and Sarah "Sally" Johnson, Dorcas Hall m. 1877 to Jonathon "Johnny" Hall d about 1890.

11. Susan "Susannah" Bentley b 1838 Perry (now Letcher) Co KY; m. 16 Oct 1869 Letcher Co KY to John Taylor b about 1840.

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