I need information on Hesakiah Bentley

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I am looking for information On Hesakiah Bentley and would appreciate any information that you can share.

Thanks, Van Malone
WikiTree profile: Hezekiah Bentley
in Genealogy Help by Van Malone G2G Crew (410 points)

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This one site says Hezekiah James died in Alabama Individual Page which is a page about Elizabeth (Williams) Bentley

The page for Hezekiah James Individual Page indicates he married Melissa Catherine Whorton (10 children born 1846 through 1866+) so he was alive past 1865. 

familysearch.org yields Citing this Record

"Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKZS-9RZV : 4 November 2017), Hesakiah Bentley and Malissa Whorton, 04 Nov 1845; citing Calhoun, Alabama, United States, County Probate Courts, Alabama; FHL microfilm 1,035,493.

Hessekia James Bentley (1824–1868) | Person | Family Tree | FamilySearch However one of the sources attached indicates he was alive in 1870 AND 1880, on the Census, "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHV1-M48 : 8 January 2020), Hezekiah Bentley, 1870.

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4JH-1HG : 22 August 2017), Hesakiah Bentley, Abernathy, Cleburne, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district ED 43, sheet 184C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,008.

by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (590k points)
+2 votes

Hi Van, 

Wanted to add to Susan's answer that there were two Hezekiahs b. 1822-1824 in GA: both had wifes named Malissa, lived in Cleburn and had similarly named children. For this Hezekiah, the post-1860s censuses for Township 15 Range 12, Cleburne, Alabama, are the correct ones (Twp 15 R 10 belong to the other guy).  

1859 AL Land Patent Twp 15 R 12 and 1884 AL Land Patent Twp 15 R 12

Hezekiah's sister Patsy married a Wallis. His wife's LNAB : Whorton, sometimes written as Horton. These families all lived near one another - that can help identify correct census data also. 

Here are some earlier censuses for him:

1850 census H Bently (incorrect transcription says bp La - Louisiana/should be Ga-Georgia)

1860 census Hesaciah Bently (incorrect transcription of youngest child "Joam" -s/be Isam or Isham)

1866 AL State Census I think this one belongs to him - cross-check nearby relatives to be certain. 


by K C G2G6 Mach 1 (15.3k points)
Thanks, I am trying to find the Hezekiah Bentley who is the father of Susan Bentley who married my great grandfather Henry Mitchell Jones.

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