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Mary Jane (Elliot) Bentley (abt. 1729 - 1843)

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Mary Jane Bentley formerly Elliot
Born about in Fairfax Parish, Fairfax, Virginiamap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about in Onslow County, North Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died in North Carolina, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Mar 2012
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Categories: Spouses, Bentley Name Study.


Mary Jane Elliott was born in , Fairfax Parish, Fairfax, Virginia.

"She married Captain William Bentley II. They settled in Wilkes County Georgia in 1775.The captain brought with him from South Carolina, his wife Mary Jane Elliott (1729-1843) and five children. He built a two room log cabin on the north side of Little River." Holmes/Bentley Website

"Because of a low treasury, Captain William Bentley II, received two land grants for his service to the Colonial Army, one in 1784 and the second in 1785. The cabin he built was damaged by fire when burned by Indians. Fortunately, Captain Bentley’s daughter, Chloe (Mrs. John Josiah Holmes) and her two daughters Apsylla and Penelope Holmes, hid in the woods and watched as the cabin burned. They narrowly escaped harm and the girls made it to the fort where Captain William Bentley II was in command. He rebuilt and dug in to stay. When the captain died, his hundred acres had grown into a thousand acres.


  • WikiTree profile Elliot-422 created through the import of Ronny _ Marilyn_s Family Histo.ged on Mar 26, 2012 by Ronald Johnston.
  • This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import. UNKNOWN-245202 was created by Wade Jester through the import of jester.GED on Jul 21, 2014.

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On 3 Feb 2016 at 15:48 GMT Kelly (Sullivan) Rishor wrote:

Elliot-422 and UNKNOWN-245202 appear to represent the same person because: We'd like to merge her husband, but don't want to lose her in the process. Can we fix unknown to last name Elliot? Thank you in advance.

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