Henrietta married Caleb Bentley in 1807 in Bookerville, Maryland. Her husband Caleb's biography with Archives of Maryland states that Henrietta was the niece of Richard Thomas Jr., who initially owned most of the land which comprised the town of Brookeville. They had three children, all of whom would survive until adulthood; Mary Thomas Bentley, who was born on August 29, 1808; Sarah Brooke Bentley, who was born on November 16, 1814; and Richard Thomas Bentley, who was born on July 22, 1819.
Her last name at birth needs to be fixed.
As noted above, the Maryland Archives state that Henrietta was the niece of Richard Thomas, Jr. The Maryland Archives also provide biography for Richard Thomas, Sr. who would have been Henrietta's grandfather. This source list Richard, Sr wife, father and mother. see profile for Richard, Sr here
There are profile on wikitree that may match the names provided in the Maryland Archives, however, the existing profiles have information that conflicts with the archives.
The Maryland archives state Richard, Sr. was born around 1728 and died in 1806 and was a resident of Maryland. Wiki currently has a profile for a Richard Thomas but the birth and death dates do not match. Only two of the brothers listed on the profile match the archives.
The Maryland archives also state Richard, Sr. was married by 1753 to Sarah, daughter of Skipwith Coale and wife Margaret Holland. Sarah, a Quaker, was said to have been disowned by the West River meeting upon her marriage, but in 1766 the meeting acknowledged the error.
The Archives claim that Richard and Sarah had 4 sons:
He also had Daughters: Elizabeth (1755-?), who married Roger Johnson; Mary (1762-?), who married William Robertson; Sarah (1764-by 1806), who married Bernard Gilpin; Henrietta (1767-?); and Margaret (1769-by 1806), who married Gerard Brooke.
Since Henrietta was the niece of Richard Thomas, Jr, she was the granddaughter of Richard Thomas senior and the daughter Samuel, John or William.
The Maryland archives state that Richard, Sr. was the son of
No wikitree profile has been located for John Thomas
Lobdell, Julia. Bentley Gleanings (A.W. Fleming, Chicago, 1905)
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