Theodore Roosevelt Bentley
and Bessie Sowards

Theodore Roosevelt Bentley Holding Nellie Betney and Bessie (Sowards) Bentley
Theodore Roosevelt Bentley - 1947 - Photos Submitted by Zita Monteith and Malissa Burns
Theodore Roosevelt Bentley and Bessie Sowards Bentley
L-R: Walter, Charles & Grant Bentley - Sons of Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt Bentley b 3 Nov 1901 Pike Co KY d 6 Jun 1975 Pike Co KY; s/o Joseph "Joe" Bentley and Sarah Elizabeth Potter. Theodore Roosevelt Bentley 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 Sowards and Angeline Mullins. Children of Theodore Roosevelt Bentley and Bessie Sowards;

1. Nellie Bentley b about 1925 KY

2. Charles William "Charlie" Bentley b about 1927 KY d 8 Sept 1995 Highland Co OH, m. Dollie M Tackett b 24 Dec 1929 d 5 Dec 1973 Highland Co OH d/o Walter "Dock" Tackett and Louise Bartley. Charles William "Charlie" Bentley m. after 5 Dec 1973 to Maggie Unknown. Charles William "Charlie" Bentley m. Kathy Unknown. Thanks to Zita Monteith for submitting information for this family in our Comments pages - 1 Sept 2008.

3. Walter Bentley b about 1930 KY

4. Mart Bentley b 27 Dec 1933 Pike Co KY d 7 Jun 1994 Brown Co OH

5. Grant Bentley b 27 Nov 1935 Pike Co KY d 23 Mar 1982 Hillsboro, Highland Co OH; buried Dunkard Ridge Cemetery, Elmville, Highland Co OH; Findagrave memorial 129816048; m. Ruth Rhoads b 20 Apr 1921 Elmville, Highland Co OH d 6 Oct 2003 Hillsboro, Highland Co OH; age 82; buried Coss Cemetery, Belfast, Highland Co OH; findagrave memorial 18637731; d/o William Bertsel Rhoads and Mettie Jane Countryman. Ruth Rhoads m. 12 Jul 1937 to (1) Clarence H Hopkins b 1 Jul 1913 d 21 Jan 2004 Adams Co OH; age 90; buried Coss Cemetery, Belfast, Highland Co OH; findagrave memorial 107820791. Children of Clarence H Hopkins and Ruth Rhoads; i. James Allen Hopkins b abt 1939. ii. Robert Hopkins; m. Marie Unknown iii. William Hopkins iv. Donie Hopkins v. Mary Jean Hopkins; m. Ed Elliott. Child of Grant Bentley and Ruth Rhoads; i. David Bentley

6. Evalena Bentley b 1938 KY

7. Geraldine Bentley b 1940 KY

8. Female Bentley

9. Male Bentley

10. Male Bentley


Theodore Roosevelt Bentley
and Ella Little Mullins

Theodore Roosevelt Bentley b 3 Nov 1901 Pike Co KY d 6 Jun 1975 Pike Co KY; s/o Joseph "Joe" Bentley and Sarah Elizabeth Potter. Theodore Roosevelt Bentley m. 27 Jun 1963 Clintwood, VA to Ella Little Mullins b abt 1920; d/o Odie Little and Nancy Hall. (Source).


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


Other Thanks

Thanks to Zita Monteith for submitting information and photos for this family in our Comments pages - 1 Sept 2008 and by email.


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