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Edith Dawson (Needles) Bentley (1817 - 1894)

Edith Dawson Bentley formerly Needles
Born in Maryland, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 22 Jun 1842 in Baltimore, Maryland, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 76 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Sep 2009
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"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:[1]

  • 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.[2]

The 1860 census of 5th District, Montgomery, Maryland, United States again lists John Bentley living with Richard T and Edith Bently.[3]

  • 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[4].

  • 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


  1. Record of the Man, Needles (Nedels) and Hambleton Families...1495-1876, By Samuel Hambleton Needlesm, 1878, page 118. available online here
  2. 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)
  3. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2015), John Bently in entry for Richard T Bently, 1860.
  4. ( : 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.

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