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John Caleb Bentley (abt. 1852 - 1913)

John Caleb Bentley
Born about in Maryland, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Cloverly, Montgomery, Maryland, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Jul 2009
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John Caleb Bentley was born on March 31, 1852 to Richard Bentley and Edith D. Needles.[1]

The 1860 census of 5th District, Montgomery, Maryland, United States again lists John Bentley living with Richard T and Edith Bently.[2]

  • Richard T Bently M 40 Md
  • Edith Bently F 42 Md
  • Eliza Bently F 17 Md
  • Mary Bently F 14 Md
  • Sarah Bently F 12 Md
  • Anna Bently F 10 Md
  • John Bently M 8 Md
  • Edward Bently M 6 Md
  • Helen Bently F 3 Md
  • Richard Bently M 0 Md
  • Mariah Boen F 40 Md

The 1870 census of Maryland lists and 18 year old John Bentley living in the household of Richard T. and Edith Bentley[3].

  • Richard T Bentley M 50 Maryland
  • Edith Bentley F 52 Maryland
  • Anna Bentley F 20 Maryland
  • John Bentley M 18 Maryland
  • Edward Bentley M 15 Maryland
  • Helen Bentley F 13 Maryland
  • Richard Bentley M 10 Maryland
  • Hezekiah Mitchell M 65 Maryland
  • Rachel Johnson F 15 Maryland

In the 1910 Census of Olney, Montgomery, Maryland, United States[4]

  • Cornelia Bently Wife F 52 Maryland
  • Edith D Bently Daughter F 21 Maryland
  • Elza Bently Daughter F 20 Maryland
  • John N Bently Son M 15 Maryland
  • Sarah Edwards Servant F 45 Maryland
  • Margaret Scott Servant F 11 Maryland
  • Granville Snowden Hired man M 27 Maryland

Research Notes

The 1910 census establishes John was born around 1852 in Maryland. The 1860 and 1870 census shows an 8 and 18 year old John living in the household of Richard T Bentley.

John's father was originally listed as Edward Bentley. No sources have been found to support Edward as John's father. All sources found to date support Richard T and Edith as John's parents.

However, it appears from the 1870 census Richard T Bentley and Edith Bentley were his parents and Edward was his brother not his father.


  1. Record of the Man, Needles (Nedels) and Hambleton Families...1495-1876 By Samuel Hambleton Needles, 1878, page 118 available online here
  2. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2015), John Bently in entry for Richard T Bently, 1860.
  3. ( : 17 October 2014), John Bentley in household of Richard T Bentley, Maryland, United States; citing p. 118, family 777, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,090.
  4. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 February 2017), John C Bently, Olney, Montgomery, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 114, sheet 23B, family 204, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 566; FHL microfilm 1,374,579.5 Maryland

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