In 1819, Bentley and his wife signed a Quit Claim Deed with her father Richard Yardborough in Chester, South Carolina.  Between 1820 and 1830, Bentley and Lavina moved to Haywood, North Carolina.  It is believed that sometime between 1830 and 1840, Bentley and Lavina divorced. Lavinia died in Haywood, North Carolina after 1860. In 1850, Lavina and Bentley appear on separate census records as neighbors. Bentley was living with his adult daughter Sarah Grooms at this time. 
Bentley married second Elizabeth Davis on 24 Oct 1841 in Haywood, North Carolina.  It is unknown whether they had any children.
Bentley appeared on the 1860 census living his his son John.  He passed away after 1860, probably in Haywood county, North Carolina.
↑ United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29K-QKWG : 12 March 2018), Bentley Franklin, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 75; FHL microfilm 882,593.
↑ 7.07.17.27.37.4 "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4BC-VKG : 12 April 2016), Lavina Franklin, Haywood county, Haywood, North Carolina, United States; citing family 918, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
↑ Bentley is found living with his son John in 1860 on the census
↑ Esau and his family are found living next to his divorced parents in 1850 on the census.
↑ RICHARD YARBOROUGH, BENTLY FRANKLIN, and LAVINA FRANKLIN of Chester District, for $30 paid by ELISAH YARBOROUGH of Chester District, his heirs etc., a certain tract originally belonging to RICHARD YARBOROUGH, SR. deceased, to their part of said tract, quit claim unto ELISHA YARBOROUGH, his heirs, etc. All three parties signed by their marks. Wits. ROE SEYMOUR, RODEN (O) YARBOROUGH, and JOHN GRUBBS. Proved by ROMANTIZER SEYMOUR on 24 May 1819 before John Kennedy, J.P. Chester Co,SC --Deed Book T p.179, See attached Bentley Franklin - Lavina Franklin - Richard Yardborough - Quit Claim 1819
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Bentley by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: