BENTLEY FAMILY NOTES
The Bentley family of Upstate New York, in the general area of Saratoga County, was thought to have started with four Bentley brothers from England. Three went west followed by the fourth, who then returned to New York. By study of family documents and photos, and an examination of public records, mostly the US Census, a clearer picture of the family history emerges. What is certain is that one Bentley, John Henry, was in the Civil War, and he did in fact settle in Michigan for a few years before returning to Greenfield, NY. However, it does not appear that his origins are in England.
Taybor Bentley is supposed to be connected to the family, but is currently unknown how.
Henry Bentley is supposed to be the brother of John Henry Bentley.
Based on the notes, the Bentley family looks like this:
Note: this would invalidate the William & Louisa Bentley family, as they would be too young for Henry & Tabor.
William H. is the son of Tabor & Ann (Stoddard) Bentley.
Regarding T.B. Bentley: he is Taybor Bentley, with wife Ann M. Stoddard. Their son was William H. Bentley, born about 1859. Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York; Roll: M653_856; Page: 0; Image: 389.
Northampton, Fulton Co., NY (Home of Taybor Bentley):
1870: Not found
1880: Northville, Fulton Co., NY (home of Taybor Bentley):
Nancy E. Sperbeck:
George A. Bentley: 1870, age 1 mo. Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Northampton, Fulton, New York; Roll: M593_938; Page: 278; Image: 560. 1880: Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Jonesfield, Saginaw, Michigan; Roll: T9_602; Family History Film: 1254602; Page: 1.1000; Enumeration District: 311; Image: 0499.
Civil War, John H. Bentley: Union, Private, Company B 16th NY Heavy Artillery. Source Citation: Box: 551;Extraction: 9; Record: 3013
16th Regiment Heavy Artillery. Companies organized and mustered in as follows: Companies "A" and "B" at Albany, N.Y., September 28, 1863. Left State for Fortress Monroe, Va., October 14, 1863. Regiment on duty at Fortress Monroe, Yorktown and Gloucester Point, Va., until June,, 1864, as Heavy Artillery and Infantry. Companies "A," "B," "C," "F," "G," "K" and "M" attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James. July 27 to December 3, 1864.
John Henry B. in Civil War left Wm in care of someone in Greenfield Ctr - remarried on his return (J.H. was a cooper).
Charles H. - born in Greenfield Ctr - moved to Cambridge - then returned to G.C. Brother Albert also was a cooper.
Uncle Henry - brother of J.H. also a cooper.
Grandfather made barrels in Saginaw Mich - (best ash in county).
Grandfather of Charles Bentley was John H.
Uncle Henry Bentley:
1870: Greenfield, Saratoga, NY
1880: Greenfield, Saratoga, NY
1890: (pvt., Co. H 153 NY infantry, 9/6/1862 to 10/2/1865 3y0m28d, sick in hospital in Albany, 5 days)
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