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Ancestors of Phillip Leonard Roach


      250. Greene Bentley, born March 23, 1740/41 in Exeter, Washington Co., Rhode Island; died March 04, 1820 in Tioga Co., New York. He married 251. Dianna Strait August 01, 1765 in Exeter, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

      251. Dianna Strait, born March 23, 1747/48 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., Rhode Island; died March 04, 1820 in Newton, Tioga Co., New York.

Notes for Greene Bentley:
Bentley is the 794th most popular last name (surname) in the United States; frequency is 0.015%; percentile is 40.615 [SourceCBN]

More About Greene Bentley:
Burial: 1823, Tioga Co., New York

  Notes for Dianna Strait:
Strait is the 5,081st most popular last name (surname) in the United States; frequency is 0.002%; percentile is 63.424 [SourceCBN]



More About Dianna Strait:
Burial: Bef. 1822, Tioga Co., New York
     
Children of Greene Bentley and Dianna Strait are:
  i.   Diana Bentley, born 1761 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., Rhode Island; died Unknown.
  125 ii.   Sheba Eunice Bentley, born January 19, 1762 in Kent, Litchfield Co., Connecticut; died December 31, 1799 in Chemung, Chemung Co., New York; married Rev Thaddeus Bennett, Sr. September 10, 1780 in Goshen, Orange Co., New York.
  iii.   Rhoda Bentley, born 1763 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., Rhode Island; died Unknown.
  iv.   Elizabeth Bentley, born 1765 in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut; died Unknown.
  v.   Hannah Humility Bentley, born January 02, 1765 in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut; died 1836 in Tioga Co., Pennsylvania; married Ephraim Bennett, Jr. February 07, 1781 in Litchfield, Litchfield co., Connecticut; born May 01, 1762 in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut; died October 26, 1843 in Montour Falls, Schuyler Co., New York.
  Notes for Hannah Humility Bentley:
Hannah died while visiting her brother Ben in Pennsylvania.

The Bennett and Bentley families appear to have been intimately associated from an early date. They left Kingstown, Rhode Island, together previous to the Revolution, remained in Orange County, New York, during the war, and afterward removed in company to the Wyoming regions of Pennsylvania, probably in 1782. In 1789 they went up the Susquehanna and settled between Athens, Pennsylvania, and Elmira, New York, near where Bentley creek, named for the Bentleys, empties into the Susquehanna. Here the pioneer heads of the families lived many years, and from here their children and descendants went forth into the activities of business life and settled themselves in various sections of the land. The Bentleys were conspicuous figures in American history during the colonial period and the Revolution. The American ancestor of the family was William Bentley, who sailed from London to New England, September 19, 1635. His English ancestors were superior men in all ways. Military records show that fourteen Bentleys, all of this family, served in New York State during the revolution and they were conspicuous for bravery and daring. William Bentley, the immigrant, had a son William, who had a son William, of Stonington, Connecticut. He married Mary Elliot. Their son, Green M. Bentley, was one of the famous men of his time and of his family. He served through the French and Indian wars and also in the Revolution, and the old Tioga county (New York) town was named "Veteran" in allusion to his long and loyal military service. He was the maternal great grandfather of Stephen Beers Bennett, of Pittston, Pennsylvania.


  More About Hannah Humility Bentley:
Burial: Unknown, Family plot, Montour Falls, Schuyler Co., New York

  Notes for Ephraim Bennett, Jr.:
The marker for Ephraim in the cemetery at Montour Falls, New York reads:
A Revolutionary Soldier, Born 1762 in Rhode Island, Died Oct. 26, 1843 in
Town of Dix, New York, age 86 yrs. 5 mos. 26 days.

Tioga county records show a deed made 1802, by Charles Wilkes and Lewis Simond, by their attorney, Robert Johnson, of new York, city, to Ephraim Bennett, of Catharinestown, Tioga county, N.Y., conveying eighty-one and one-half acres of land in southwest quarter of township no. 3, situate on the road leading from the Seneca lake to Newtown or Elmira. This was unquestionably the Millport property where he built a sawmill. Here his family grew up, were married, going out to homes of their own, but frequently returning to the paternal roof.

Ephraim was out much with surveyors who established landlines for the great proprietors who had obtained large tracts by patents from the government. When so engaged, where the city of Corning now is, he was offered as much land on the opposite flats above Gibson as he wanted for two cows. He used to tell this story with a smile, and explained that the cows were esteemed of more value than all the flat land there, covered as it was with stunted pines and subject to yearly overflow.

From Millport he removed to the town of Dix, where he owned and occupied a farm adjoining his son's which, in later years, he called the "lower place." there was included a grist mill upon Bower's creek, passing through the farm. The mill was abandoned long since, like many works of men's hands, having outlived its usefulness. The little stream which turned its great wheel being the work of the Creator still enriches the landscape, and its falls, "Montour," furnishes one of the attractions of the lake country.



  More About Ephraim Bennett, Jr.:
Burial: Unknown, Family plot, Montour Falls, Schuyler Co., New York
Military service: 1777, Revolutionary War, Warwick, Orange Co., New York
Residence: 1830, Tioga, New York

  vi.   Eunice Bentley, born 1767 in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut; died Unknown.
  vii.   Sarah Bentley, born Abt. 1770 in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut; died 1818.
  viii.   Rhoda Bentley, born May 12, 1771 in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut; died January 02, 1837 in Oakland, Oakland Co., Michigan.
  More About Rhoda Bentley:
Burial: 1837, Oakland, Oakland Co., Michigan
Christening: May 12, 1774

  ix.   Benjamin Bentley, born September 24, 1776 in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut; died 1853.
  x.   Mary Elizabeth Bentley, born 1778 in Albany Co., New York; died Unknown.
  xi.   Green Bentley, born January 08, 1778 in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut; died November 11, 1820 in Millport, Tioga Co., New York.
  More About Green Bentley:
Burial: November 14, 1820, Millport, Tioga Co., New York

  xii.   Phebe Bentley, born 1782 in Albany, Albany Co., New York; died Unknown.
  xiii.   Deborah Sarah Bentley, born January 1782 in Albany, Albany Co., New York; died 1818.
  xiv.   Diana Bentley, born 1784 in Albany, Albany Co., New York; died Unknown.



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