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216. BENJAMIN A. "LITTLE BERRY"8 BENTLEY (JOHN7, JOHN6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM W.4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1841 in Marion County, Georgia, and died Abt. 1905 in Columbus, Muscogee, County, Georgia. He married MARTHA AMANDA BELK March 01, 1865 in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia, daughter of AMANDUS BELK and LOUISA STORY. She was born 1844 in Georgia, and died Bef. 1887 in Columbus, Muscogee, County, Georgia.

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ENJAMIN A. "LITTLE BERRY" BENTLEY:
MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY G 59th REGIMENT, GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, C.S.A., MARION CO., GEORGIA. SIDNEY JOHNSTONS.

BENTLEY, BERRY -- Enlisted as a Private in Co. C 17th Regiment, Georgia infantry, August 14, 1861. Captured at second Manassas, Virginia, August 30, 1862. Paroled November 10, 1862. Transferred to Company G, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry in exchange for John Sutton, in 1863. Roll for February 28, 1865, last on file, shows him on furlough.

MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY C, 17TH REGIMENT, GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, ARMY NORTHERN VIRGINIA, C.S.A., MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GEORGIA, COLUMBUS VOLUNTEERS.

BENTLEY, BERRY -- Private August 14, 1861. Captured at 2d Manassas, Virginia, August 30, 1862. Paroled November 10, 1862. Transferred to Gompany G, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, in exchange for John Sutton, in 1863. Roll for February 28, 1865, last on file, shows him on furlough. No later record.

Full Context of "American Civil War Soldiers"

Berry Bentley

Residence: Marion County, Georgia Occupation:
Service Record:
Enlisted as a Private on 14 August 1861
Enlisted in Company C, 17th Infantry Regiment Georgia on 14 August 1861.
POW on 30 August 1862 at 2nd Manassas, VA
Paroled on 10 November 1862
Furloughed on 28 February 1865

Full Context of "American Civil War Soldiers"

Berry Bentley

Residence: Muscogee County, Georgia Occupation:
Service Record:
Enlisted as a Private on 14 August 1861
Enlisted in Company C, 17th Infantry Regiment Georgia on 14 August 1861.
Furlough on 28 February 1865 (No further record)



The Marion County marriage record list his name as Benjamin A. Bentley.


1870 Census of Marion County, Georgia (Redbone Dist.) p.168

1238 BENTLEY,      Benjamin            30m      farming            $1228      400 acres      GA      b. 1840
            Martha S.            22f      housekeeper            GA            b. 1848
            Dora            04f                        GA             b. 1866
            Emma            02f                        GA            b. 1868

1870 Federal Census of Marion County, Georgia, Red Bone District, P.O. Tazewell enumerated on 29th of August 1870 by L. W. Wall. page 168

1238            Bently, Benjamin            30      MW      Farmer            GA
                  Martha A.            22      FW      Housekeeper      GA
                  Elanora            04      FW                  GA
                  Barbara?            02      FW                  GA

1239            Posey?, Mary            58      FW      Housekeeper      SC      b. 1812
                  Barthenia? E.      25      FW                  GA      b. 1845


1880 Soundex Alabama Vol 20 ED 151, sheet 34 line 4, Russell County, Gerard Dist.

Bentley,      Berry      40      GA
      Martha      35      GA
      Emma      14      GA
      Walter      11      GA
      Willis      07      GA

The 1900 Census of Muscogee County, Georgia shows him 60 years of age, born in Georgia and a boarder of James D. Boland (Vol. 53, E.D. 83, sheet 4, Line 87)

NOTE: James C. Bentley, husband of Elizabeth, showed up in the same county, same Dist in
Alabama in the 1910 Census.

The following is from e-mail correspondence with Ruth Bentley <ruthbentley@home.com>

In going back through some Bentley papers and notes, I found a letter in which Mike’s (Michael David Bentley) Uncle James Berry Bentley (named for his two grandfathers James J. Mackey and Berry Bentley) said that his grandfather died in 1905. Death certificates were not commonly issued in that area at that time. According to family lore, he died while on his way from Columbus to Buena Vista where he still had some family living and was buried in a grave which was never marked with a permanent stone.

The 1902 Columbus, Georgia City Directory list Berry as retired living at 212 19th Street
The 1906 Columbus, Georgia City Directory list Martha Belk Bentley as a widow living with Calvin Willis Bentley and Minnie at 741 8th Ave. and working as a cook. Who was this Martha? Amandus P. Belk's Will indicates that Martha A. Belk was deceased at this time.


Subject: Re: Bentley Genealogy
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 23:53:28 EST
From: Lolobe130@aol.com
To: bentgate@randomc.com

Thank you for your rapid response. I will attempt to numerically lay thisout.

8th generation--47.x.Berry Bentley (my great-grandfather) married Martha Belk
(my great-grandmother.

9th generation--78.iv. he is shown as Willis Bentley (my grandfather) Actually, his name was Calvin Willis Bentley, who married Minnie Mackey b.11/4/1875, d. 12/2/49 (my grandmother).

There were seven sons,
1. Erwin, whom I believe was born in 1895,
2. Grady born in 1897, my dad
3. Cecil Calvin was born January 3, 1900 and died August 1939.
4. There also was also James Berry who lived in Savannah and Wilmington, No. Carolina and at one time worked for Seaboard Airline Railroad. I do not know his age.
5. In additon, there was Herbert b.1901, d. 1975,
6. Edwin b.1907 d. 1982, and
7. Hugh, b. 1909 d.1984.

The last three children lived in Phenix City, Al. when they passed away.

My name is Lorraine and I have one sister whose name is Cecile. I have 4 children and Cecile has 2. All of the other brothers had children, some were still liviing in the Phenix City area, but I have not had any contact with them for many years. I know this is only a minute amount of information, compared to your extensive work, but perhaps it may be of some help. Since I have not done extensive work in genealogy, any little tidbits that you can
offer, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again for sharing.

More About B
ENJAMIN A. "LITTLE BERRY" BENTLEY:
Census 1: 1850, Marion County, Georgia
Census 2: 1860, Redbone, Marion County, Georgia
Census 3: 1870, Redbone, Marion County, Georgia
Census 4: 1880, Russell County, Alabama
Census 5: 1900, Muscogee Countty, Georgia
Military service: August 14, 1861, Confederate Soldier Transferred to Co. G, 59th Regiment Georgia Infantry

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ARTHA AMANDA BELK:
1850 CENSUS MARION CO., GEORGIA

Will Book A, Marion County:
Belk, Amandus P.-Sept 9 1887; Nov 7 1887. Wife Mary F. Belk. Ch: Arabella Belk, Perry F. Belk, Martha A. Bentley, Warren Belk, Joseph P. Belk, Sarah J. Rush, Columbus D. Belk, Ellen Helms, Mary L. Walls, Pou A. Belk, Francis B. Belk, Lucy Simmons. Exec: Son Warren Belk. S/: Amandus P. Belk. Wit: C. W. Epps, W. J. Short and W. H. Sale.



More About M
ARTHA AMANDA BELK:
Census: 1870, Redbone, Marion County, Georgia

Marriage Notes for B
ENJAMIN BENTLEY and MARTHA BELK:
MARION COUNTY, GA -VITAL RECORDS - Marriages Book A:
1844-1866

BENTLEY, Benjamin A. to Martha S. Belk on Mar 1, 1865

More About B
ENJAMIN BENTLEY and MARTHA BELK:
Marriage: March 01, 1865, Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia
     
Children of B
ENJAMIN BENTLEY and MARTHA BELK are:
  i.   DORA9 BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1866, Georgia.
  ii.   EMMA BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1869, Georgia.
371. iii.   WALTER AMANDUS BENTLEY, b. Abt. 1871, Georgia.
372. iv.   CALVIN WILLIS BENTLEY, b. July 02, 1873, Chattahoochee County, Georgia; d. August 05, 1953, Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama.


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