Bentley, David - Macoupin County Illinois
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Descendants of David Bentley

submitted by Judy York

A "First Family" of Macoupin County IL

DAVID BENTLEY was born May 10, 1790 in Troy, Rensselear County New York, and died March 01, 1852 in Macoupin County Illinois. He married LYDIA BUTTON August 30, 1821 in Madison County Illinois.

Notes for DAVID BENTLEY: Think that he is Mary Bentley's father from 1850 census, Macoupin Co, Illinois

1840 Census , , Macoupin County IL Male: -5:1, 10-15:1, 15-20:1, 20-30:1, 50-60:1 Female: -5:1, 15-20:2, 30-40:1

1850 Census , , Macoupin County IL David Bentley - age:60(m) occup:Farmer val:$800 b:NY Elisha Bentley - age:10(m) b:IL Martha Bentley - age:14(f) b:IL

Marriage, birth, parent information from Juanita Morgan - Great Great Granddaughter of David - twin brother to Jonathan Bentley b: 1790

More About DAVID BENTLEY: Fact 2: Dorchester, Macoupin, Illinois, Wayne Cemetery

More About LYDIA BUTTON: Fact 2: Dorchester, Macoupin County Illinois, Wayne Cemetery

Children of DAVID BENTLEY and LYDIA BUTTON are:

i. GEORGE WASHINGTON2 BENTLEY, b. August 14, 1822, Madison County Illinois; d. March 09, 1870, Lamar, Barton County Missouri; m. NANCY LUKE, December 18, 1845, Edwardsville, Madison County Illinois.

Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON BENTLEY: Source: Print out from LDS computer family records Microfiche says born Quincy, Adams County IL

Died from TB - he was a Mason - source Juanita Morgan - his Great Granddaughter

Notes for NANCY LUKE: Source: LDS microfiche and computer family records

ii. AMANDA BENTLEY, b. March 17, 1825, Madison County Illinois; d. May 14, 1899; m. (1) STEPHEN DAVIS; m. (2) AMOS RINKER.

Notes for AMANDA BENTLEY: Twin sister to Mary Bentley - source Juanita Morgan

iii. MARY BENTLEY, b. March 17, 1825, Madison County Illinois; d. May 14, 1889; m. (1) JAMES WALKER, August 12, 1841, Carlinville, Macoupin County Illinois; m. (2) SAMUEL DRAKE, December 22, 1875, Staunton, Macoupin County IL.

Notes for MARY BENTLEY: 1850 Census, Macoupin County IL age:25,child:2,b:IL,hb:TN

1860 Census Staunton,Macoupin County IL age:35,child:5,b:IL,hb:TN

Notes for JAMES WALKER: 1850 census , ,Macoupin County IL James Walker age:32(m) occup:farmer b:TN Mary Walker age:25(f) b:IL Jacob Walker age:6(m) b:IL Agnes P Walker age:1(f) b:IL A.C. Walker age:33(m) occup:farmer val RE:$1100 b:TN

1860 census Staunton,Macoupin County IL James Walker age:42(m) occup:farming val RE:$1360 val PP:$277 b:TN Mary age:35(f) b:IL Jacob age:17(m) b:IL Pernicie age:12(f) b:IL Amanda?? age:5(f) b:IL Silas age:4(m) b:IL James age:2(m) b:IL

Other Walkers on 1860 census either side of James Walker John S Walker age:49(m) occup:farming val RE:$1500 val PP:$600 b:TN Elizabeth age:49(f) b:TN James age:23(m) b:IL George age:15(m) b:IL Sarah age:8(f) b:IL Mary age:6(f) b:IL

John S Walker age:60(m) occup:farming val PP:$600 b:TN? Lavinia age:4?(f) b:KY William age:22(m) b:TN? John age:13(m) b:TN? L???? or S???? age:11(f) b:TN?

Adam? Walker age:41(m) occup farmer val RE:$2800 val PP:$898 b:KY Nancy age:37(f) b:TN Nancy age:16(f) b:IL Ca???? age:13(f) b:IL Henry age:11(m) b:IL William age:9(m) b:IL Herman? age:8(m) b:IL Mary age:5(f) b:IL Edward age:3(f) b:IL James H Alexander? age:22(m) occup:laborer b:KY

1870 census Staunton,Macoupin County IL Walker, James - age 5? sex:m occup:farmer value land:$1800 value personal property:$200 b:TN Mary - age:45 sex:f occup:keeping house b:IL Silas - age:13 b:IL James - age:12 b:IL Martha - age:10 b:IL

iv. MARTHA BENTLEY, b. Aft. 1825, Illinois; d. Bef. 1840, Illinois.

Notes for MARTHA BENTLEY: Possibly a twin to Lydia; Source: The House of David Born after 1825 but before 1830 Died before 1836 when Martha #2 was born

WILLIAM BENTLEY, b. May 10, 1828, Madison County Illinois; d. October 10, 1870, Illinois; m. CLARISSA LUKE.

Notes for WILLIAM BENTLEY: 1850 Census , , Macoupin County IL William Bentley - age:22(m) occup:farmer val:$500 b:IL Clarisa Bentley - age:26(f) b:IN Charles E Bentley - age:1(m) b:IL

More About WILLIAM BENTLEY: Fact 2: Dorchester Twp, Macoupin County Illinois, Wayne Cemetery

Notes for CLARISSA LUKE: Sister to Nancy Luke, George Washinton Bentley's wife - source Juanita Morgan

vi. JASPER BENTLEY, b. Aft. 1830, Illinois; d. Bef. 1840, Illinois.

vii. LYDIA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1832, Illinois; d. Bef. 1840.

Notes for LYDIA BENTLEY: Possibly a twin to the first Martha Born after 1825 but before 1830 Died before 1840, did not appear on census Source: The House of David

viii. MARTHA BENTLEY, b. April 28, 1836, Staunton, Macoupin County Illinois; d. February 18, 1855, Staunton, Macoupin County Illinois; m. STEPHEN THOMAS SAWYER, March 18, 1852, Macoupin County Illinois.

Notes for MARTHA BENTLEY: Source: Computer print out LDS family records

1850 Census, Macoupin County Illinois age:14,b:IL,fb:NY,mb:?

More About MARTHA BENTLEY: Fact 2: February 1855, Staunton, Macoupin County Illinois, Staunton City Cem

Notes for STEPHEN THOMAS SAWYER: Source: LDS computer print out of family records

More About STEPHEN THOMAS SAWYER: Fact 2: September 1901, Waterville, Douglas County Washington, Fletcher Prairie

ix. ELISHA BENTLEY, b. August 03, 1838, West Prairie, Macoupin County Illinois; d. October 10, 1902, Tahlequah, Cherokee County Oklahoma; m. CAROLINE SAWYER, September 06, 1863, Macoupin County Illinois.

Notes for ELISHA BENTLEY: Source: Computer print out LDS family records Used this birthdate instead of 1850 census

1850 Census, Macoupin County IL age:10,b:IL,fb:NY,mb:?

More About ELISHA BENTLEY: Fact 2: October 1902, Tahlequah, Cherokee County Oklahoma, Crittendon Cem

Notes for CAROLINE SAWYER: Source: LDS computer print out of family records

More About CAROLINE SAWYER: Fact 2: October 1925, Texas, Board Tree Cem

For more information on this family, contact: Judy York 1636 Summit Ct Bellingham, WA 98226




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