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Richard is mentioned in the Maryland State Archives biography for his father Caleb Bentley. The biography notes that at the time of his father's death, on July 13, 1851, "Bentley had willed the majority of his real and personal estate to his son Richard T. Bentley, leaving only between $2,000 and $5,000 per person to his wife Henrietta, his two daughters Mary and Sarah, his daughter-in-law Edith, and his grandson Louis Marshall Warfield. 
"Edith D Needles daughter of John and Eliza Matthews Needles was married to Richard T Bently son of Caleb and Henrietta Bentley of Sandy Springs The said marriage took place in Friends meeting house on Lombard Street Baltimore 6 mo 22d 1842, Children:
Eliza Needles Bentley Born 8 mo 25 1843
Mary Henrietta 12 mo 13 1845
Sarah Brooke 2 mo 26 1848
Anna Maria 2 mo 26 1850
John Caleb 3 mo 31 1852
Edward Needles 9 mo 16 1854
Edith Helen 8 mo 26 1856
Richard Louis 10 mo 26 1859
On December 18, 1857 Richard and his wife Edith, "were assembled at the breakfast-table of John Needles" and listed with the children of John and his wife Mary Needles.
The 1860 census of 5th District, Montgomery, Maryland, United States again lists John Bentley living with Richard T and Edith Bently.
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.
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
↑ Archives of Maryland (Biographical Series), Profile for Caleb Bentley (1762-1851), MSA SC 3520-15889,available online here
↑ Record of the Man, Needles (Nedels) and Hambleton Families...1495-1876, By Samuel Hambleton Needlesm, 1878, page 118. available online here
↑ Record of the Man, Needles (Nedels) and Hambleton Families...1495-1876, By Samuel Hambleton Needlesm, 1878, page 117. available online here(page attached as a photo to this profile as a jpeg)
↑ (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN3K-2ZQ : 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.