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James Martin Bentley 1781
and Elizabeth Laws

James Martin Bentley b about 1781 Iredell Co NC d Letcher Co KY; s/o Benjamin Bentley Sr and Jane Fuller. (Source). James Martin Bentley m. 15 Feb 1806 Wilkes Co NC to Elizabeth Laws b about 1786 NC. Children of James Bentley and Elizabeth Laws;

1. Patsy Bentley.

2. John Bentley b about 1806 Wilkes Co NC; m. Mary Unknown b 1810 Wilkes Co NC. Note: Jesse Laws, 7 years old, and Nancy Harden, 4 years old are living with them during the 1850 Census of Wilkes County, North

3. David Bentley b about 1812 NC d 1872 Randolph Co NC; m. Margaret Unknown.

4. William R Bentley b about 1814.

5. Ambrose C Bentley b 18 May 1815 Rowan Co NC d 20 Jun 1901 Alexander Co NC; m. Rachel Bentley b 11 Jun 1811 d 1 Oct 1900; d/o Esquire "Squire" Bentley and Sarah Sally Hines.

6. Joel Johnson Bentley b 14 Sep 1820 NC d 26 Apr 1906 Wilkes Co NC m. Margaret Mitchell b 29 Nov 1820 NC d 30 Jul 1893 Wilkes Co NC, d/o Joshua Mitchell and Betsy McGhee (aka McGee McKee), burial of both Joel and Margaret; Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Wilkes Co NC.

7. James Martin Bentley b 1824 NC; m. Tabitha Baker Johnson b about 1833 NC.


James Martin Bentley 1781
and Sarah Lunsford Tucker

James Martin Bentley b 1781; s/o Benjamin Bentley Sr and Jane Fuller. James Martin m. Letcher Co KY to Sarah Lunsford Tucker b about 1800 Randolph Co NC. Children of James Martin Bentley and Sarah Lunsford Tucker;

1. Alexander Lafayette Bentley b 1838 d about 1865; m. 1860 to Susan "Susie" Potter b 1 Jul 1835 Pike Co KY d 17 Jun 1914; d/o Benjamin Potter and Susannah Hollingsworth. Children of Alexander Lafayette Bentley and Susan Susie Potter; i. Mary Caroline Bentley b 1859 ii. Sarah Katherine Bentley b Jun 1861 KY iii. James Burton Bentley b 16 Mar 1862. Susan "Susie" Potter m. 1869 to James Hollingsworth. Children of James Hollingworth and Susan Susie Potter; i. Isaac Hollingsworth b 1871 ii. William Hollingsworth b 1876 iii. Lewis Hollingsworth b 1878.

2. Elizabeth Emeline Bentley b Sept 1843 Caldwell Co NC d Neon, Letcher Co KY; m. 16 Jan 1858 Pike Co KY to Isaac Potter b 6 Apr 1839 Pike Co KY d 8 Dec 1918 Letcher Co KY; buried Neon, Letcher Co KY, Farmer and Logger; s/o Benjamin Potter and Susannah Hollingsworth.

3. Sarah Jane Bentley b 29 Oct 1849 Caldwell Co NC d 14 Feb 1930 East Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; m. 21 Mar 1867 in Letcher Co KY to Henry Vanover b 1835 Pike Co KY d 28 Jun 1887 East Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; s/o Daniel Vanover and Nancy Collins.

4. Mary Bentley b 29 Jun 1840 Iredell Co NC d 9 Feb 1925 Letcher Co KY; m. 27 June 1854 to Solomon Davis Bentley b 1836 d 1909; s/o Thomas Bentley and Elizabeth Crase (aka Cress).


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