John Vent Bentley
and Lititia Cornette

John Vent Bentley and Lititia Cornette - Photo Submitted by Joe Bentley

John Vent Bentley (twin of William Mitchel Bentley) b 14 Aug 1875 in Pike Co KY d 13 Sept 1957; s/o John Martin Bentley and Malinda Addington. John Vent Bentley m. 2 Sept 1895 to Lititia Cornette b 9 Mar 1880 d Aug 1973 Garrison, Lewis Co KY; d/o Rebecca Holcomb. John Vent Bentley and Sons started a grocery store called Bentley Brother's Grocery in Garrison KY. Children of John Vent Bentley and Letitia Cornette;

I. Robert Bryant "RB" Bentley b 1896 d 1953; m. Bessie Clark and Althea Unknown. Children of Robert Bryant "RB" Bentley and Bessie Clark;

1. Lucille Bentley m. Melvin Kamer

Children of Robert Bryant "RB" Bentley and Althea Unknown;

2. Letitia Bentley

3. Donna Bentley

4. Anna Jo Bentley

5. Bob Bentley m. Phyliss Gilliam

II. Masho Bentley b 11 Aug 1898 d 13 Oct 1973; m. Dosha Wright. Thanks to Cathryn Porter for corrections and additions to this family.

III. Creed Potter Bentley b 1900 d 1935 buried Soldiers Cemetery, Garrison, Lewis Co KY; m. Gladys Irene Carver b 10 Aug 1904 d 9 Nov 1990 buried Sunset Cemetery, Lewis Co KY; d/o Noah Arnel Carver and Luella "Ella" Glenn. (Noah Carver s/o Robert Edward Carver and Mary Hill) (Luella "Ella" Glenn d/o William R Glenn and Lydia Bell Clifton). Gladys Irene Carver m. (2) to Earl Wayne Kennedy; s/o Andrew Jackson Kennedy and Amanda Creech.

IV. Sylvan Bentley b 1905 d 3 Apr 1940; m. Gayle Eaton. Children of Sylvan Bentley and Gayle Eaton;

1. Robert Bentley

2. Donald Bentley

3. Kenneth Bentley

4. Teddy Earl Bentley

V. Fred  Bentley b 2 Apr 1908 d 1 June 1939; m. Garnett Brown. Children of Fred Bentley and Garnett Brown;

1. Bob Bentley

2. Danny Bentley

VI. James Martin "Doc" Bentley b 9 May 1910 d Nov 1980; m. Madge Jarvis. Children of James Martin "Doc" Bentley and Madge Jarvis;

1. Roger Bentley; m. Shirley Unknown

2. Montie Bentley; m. Eva Kilman

3. Teddy Bentley

4. Wanda Bentley; m. Paul Jamison

5. Doris Bentley

VII. John C Bentley m. Opal Rowe. Children of John C Bentley and Opal Rowe;

1. Jerry Dean Bentley

2. Donna Kay Bentley

3. Ronnie Lee Bentley

4. Bonnie Sue Bentley

5. John Vent Bentley

6. Fredia C Bentley

7. Charlotte Bentley

8. Phillip Mitchell Bentley

9. Sharon Gayle Bentley

VIII. Luke Bentley b 15 Jul 1915 d 3 Jan 1999; m. Hazel Jarvis; d/o Nelson Jarvis and Bertha James. Children of Luke Bentley and Hazel Jarvis;

1. Luke Bentley Jr

2. Sandy Bentley (female)

3. David M Bentley m. (1) to Donna Oakley; he m. 2nd to Betty Patten - Child of David M Bentley and 2nd Betty Patten

i. David Michael Bentley;

David M Bentley m. (3) to Carolyn N Davis.  Children of David M Bentley and 3rd Carolyn N Davis;

ii. Meagan Michelle Bentley

iii. Ashley Nicole Bentley.

4. Daniel J Bentley

5. Martin L Bentley

IX. Orville Bentley b 3 Jan 1918 d 21 Jan 2002; m. June Skidmore.  Orville Bentley and his wife June operated the grocery store called Bentley Brother's Grocery in Garrison KY for 69 years. These are the Grandparents of Joe Bentley who sent us this information on this family.

X. Cora Bentley b 27 Apr 1920 d Apr 1977 m. (1) to Lewis Kamer. Cora Bentley m. (2) to John Huffman.  Children of Lewis Kamer and Cora Bentley;

1. Homer Kamer m. Mary Pollitt

2. Hazel Bentley; m. Chester Smyke

3. Linda Bentley; m. Leymone McGlone

Thanks to Joe Bentley who sent us information and photos for this family, and thanks also to Cathryn Porter for sending additions and corrections to this family.


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