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Joseph Joe Bentley
and Sarah Elizabeth Potter

Joseph Joe Bentley b Apr 1861 Pike Co KY; s/o Simeon Bentley and Nancy Hall. Joseph Joe Bentley m. 27 Apr 1883 Letcher Co KY to Sarah Elizabeth Potter b Dec 1862; d/o Isaac Potter and Elizabeth Emiline Bentley. Children of Joseph Joe Bentley and Sarah Elizabeth Potter;

1. Lafayette Bentley b 16 May 1884 KY d 17 Apr 1962 Pike Co KY; m. about 1903 to Melvina Hall b 2 Feb 1886 KY d 20 Dec 1954 Beefhide, Pike Co KY; buried Bentley Cemetery, Beefhide Creek, KY; d/o Richard Hall and Olive Ollie Bryant (Mullins).

2. Isaac "Ike" Bentley b 25 Jun 1884; m. 1914 to Cora Mullins b about 1895 KY.

3. Martha Jane Bentley b 29 Nov 1888 KY d 7 Sept 1968 Letcher Co KY; m. James Houston b 20 Dec 1891 KY d before 1930. Martha Jane Bentley m. Nov 1924 to King Solomon Sol Fleming b 29 Nov 1881 Pike Co KY d 5 Jan 1925 Beefhide, KY buried Etty, Pike Co KY; s/o John Jefferson Jeff Fleming and Mary Frances Johnson. King Solomon Sol Fleming m. (1) to Tacy Kelp Burnside b 10 Oct 1887 Raleigh Co WV d 14 Nov 1971 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co OH; buried Newtonsville, Clermont Co OH; d/o Joseph Hampton Burnside and Sarah Jane Laverty (aka Lafferty). Tacy Kelp Burnside m. Floyd Anderson Lewis. Martha Jane Bentley m. John Tackett b 1874 (found in hh of Martha Jane Bentley in 1930 Pike Co KY Census listed as servant. Martha listed as widowed).

4. Benjamin Harrison Bentley b 29 Mar 1891 KY d 12 Oct 1984 Perry Co KY; m. 7 Mar 1912 Letcher Co KY to Roxie Potter b 10 Aug 1892 d 17 Dec 1980; d/o William Potter and Nancy Mullins. Benjamin and Roxie lost 5 children in infancy. Children of Benjamin Harrison Bentley and Roxie Potter;

i. John L Bentley b 17 Jul 1918 Pike Co KY d 10 Jun 1999

ii. Roosevelt Bentley b about 1924 KY

iii. 5 children died in infancy

5. Mary Adeline Bentley b Oct 1893 KY.

6. Simon Bentley (aka Simeon) b 20 Mar 1896 d 1985; m. about 1916 to Virgie Little b 18 Nov 1898 KY d 23 Nov 1970 Letcher Co KY.

7. Margaret Maggie Bentley (aka Marget) b Mar 1898 KY.

8. Theodore Roosevelt Bentley b 3 Nov 1901 Pike Co KY d 6 Jun 1975 Pike Co KY; m. 24 Dec 1925 Myra Pike Co KY to Bessie Norma Sowards b 10 Mar 1906 Pike Co KY d 31 Mar 1954; d/o Martin Van Buren Soward and Angeline Mullins.

9. Mark A Hanney Bentley b 20 Jan 1903 KY d 12 Oct 1986 Letcher Co KY; m. Maude Belcher b about 1903 KY.


1910 Letcher Co KY Census Elkhorn ED 146
102 103 Bentley Fayette Head M W 25 M1 7 KY KY KY Farmer
102 103 Bentley Melvina Wife F W 26 M1 7 1 1 KY KY KY
102 103 Bentley Firel Son M W 6 S KY KY KY

103 104 Bentley Joe Head M W 51 M1 27 KY KY KY Farmer
103 104 Bentley Sarah Wife F W 49 M1 22 9 8 KY KY KY
103 104 Bentley Martha J daughter F W 22 S KY KY KY Farm Laborer
103 104 Bentley Benj. H. Son M W 21 S KY KY KY Farm Laborer
103 104 Bentley Adaline daughter F W 18 S KY KY KY Farm Laborer
103 104 Bentley Simeon Son M W 16 S KY KY KY Farm Laborer
103 104 Bentley Maggie daughter F W 11 S KY KY KY
103 104 Bentley T. Roosevelt Son M W 9 S KY KY KY
103 104 Bentley Mark A. H. Son M W 7 S KY KY KY


1920 Pike Co KY Census Upper Elkhorn ED 111
8 8 Bentley Joe Head M W 55 S KY KY KY Farmer
8 8 Bentley Roosevelt Son M W 19 S KY KY KY Farm Laborer
8 8 Bentley Hanniah Son M W 17 S KY KY KY Farm Laborer

9 9 Bentley Ike Head M W 33 M KY KY KY Farmer
9 9 Bentley Cora Wife F W 24 M KY KY KY
9 9 Bentley George Son M W 6 S KY KY KY
9 9 Bentley Fayette Son M W 4 S KY KY KY
9 9 Bentley Smith Son M W 1 10/12 S KY KY KY
9 9 Bentley Nameless Daughter F W 1/12 S KY KY KY


1940 Pike Co KY Census District 2
221 Bentley Firel Head M W 35 M KY Miner
221 Bentley Isabel Wife F W 39 M KY
221 Bentley Bernice Daughter F W 16 S KY
221 Bentley Orville Son M W 14 S KY
221 Bentley Carl Son M W 12 S KY
221 Bentley Ina Daughter F W 10 S KY
221 Bentley Rola Son M W 8 S KY
221 Bentley Callie D Daughter F W 6 S KY
221 Bentley Ollie Daughter F W 4 S KY
221 Bentley Jimmie Son M W 2 S KY

222 Bentley Fayette Head M W 55 M KY Farmer
222 Bentley Melvina Wife F W 55 M KY

223 Bentley Rosevelt Head M W 36 M KY Miner Coalmines
223 Bentley Bessie Wife F W 34 M KY
223 Bentley Charles Son M W 12 S KY
223 Bentley Walter Son M W 10 S KY
223 Bentley Ilean Daughter F W 8 S KY
223 Bentley Mart Son M W 6 S KY
223 Bentley Grant Son M W 4 S KY
223 Bentley Evalena Daughter F W 2 S KY
223 Bentley Jarldean Daughter F W 8/12 S KY

224 Mullins Nancy Head F W 63 D KY
224 Mullins Rosa Jane Daughter F W 25 S KY
224 Mullins Frona Daughter F W 23 S KY
224 Mullins Bazzel Son M W 18 S KY

225 Bentley Ike Head M W 52 M KY Miner Coalmines
225 Bentley Cora Wife F W 45 M KY
225 Bentley Smith Son M W 22 KY Farmer
225 Bentley Gracy Daughter F W 16 S KY
225 Bentley Ira Son M W 14 S KY Farmer
225 Bentley Jonah Son M W 12 S KY
225 Bentley Creed Son M W 10 S KY
225 Bentley Willard Son M W 8 S KY
225 Bentley Rea Daughter F W 5 S KY

226 Bentley Fayette Jr. Head M W 24 M KY Miner Coalmines
226 Bentley Mary Wife F W 17 M KY

227 Bentley Simeon Head M W 40 M KY Miner Coalmines
227 Bentley Virgie Wife F W 39 M KY
227 Bentley Joe Son M W 19 S KY Farmer
227 Bentley Jessie Daughter F W 15 S KY
227 Bentley Ella Daughter F W 13 S KY
227 Bentley Lora Daughter F W 10 S KY
227 Bentley Oda Son M W 8 S KY
227 Bentley Oma Daughter F W 5 S KY
227 Bentley Wanda Lu Daughter F W 1 S KY


Obituary: Roxie Potter Bentley
10 Aug 1892 - 17 Dec 1980

BENTLEY, Roxie Potter B: 10 August 1892; D: 17 December 1980. Parents: Bill & Nancy Potter Married: Harrison Bentley. Children: John L. of Dorton, Ky; & Roosevelt of Jenkins, Ky. Five children died in infancy. 7 grandchildren; 8 gr-grandchildren. Sisters: Martha, Ellen, Mary, & Lizzie. Brothers: Floyd, Sam, & Melvin. Baptized: (No date) She was a member of the Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church for 63 years. Written by her family, assisted by Elder Charles V. Nitchie.


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