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Edward Bentley (abt. 1854)

Edward Bentley
Born about in Maryland, United Statesmap
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Edward Bentley was born about 1854 in Maryland, United States, according to the 1860 US census,[1] or about 1855 according to the 1870 US census.[2]

The 1860 census of 5th District, Montgomery, Maryland, United States lists Edward Bently living with Richard T and Edith Bently.[1]

  • 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 15 year old Edward Bentley living in the household of Richard T. and Edith Bentley[2].

  • 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

Research Notes

When this profile was adopted it contained no dates, other than a birth date for a John Bentley who was wrongly listed as Edward's son. However census records show that John's father was Richard T Bentley and Edith. Those census records also show an Edward Bentley as a son to Richard T born in approximately 1854 or 1855.

The profile also use to list Caleb Bentley as Edward's father. According to the Maryland State Archives biography for Edward's father Caleb, Edward is not mentioned in his father Caleb's will. [3]

No other sources have been found to show Caleb was Edward's father.

Allan Bentley has an Edward Needles Bentley whose father is Edward's brother, who is married to a Needles. Could this profile be that person? Children don't match. Need to find sources of children.

For the above reasons, Caleb was removed as Edward's father, Richard was removed as brother and added as father.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2015), John Bently in entry for Richard T Bently, 1860.
  2. 2.0 2.1 ( : 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.
  3. Archives of Maryland (Biographical Series), Profile for Caleb Bentley (1762-1851), MSA SC 3520-15889,available online here

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