James Augustus Bentley

Male 1839 - 1901  (61 years)


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  • Name James Augustus Bentley 
    Born 22 Sep 1839  Pineville, Albion Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Mar 1901 
    Person ID I19073  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors William Johnson Bentley,   b. 20 Feb 1810, Montgomery County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1883  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Roxy Warren,   b. 7 Dec 1806,   d. 18 Aug 1885  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 29 Nov 1833 
    Family ID F6686  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • James served in the US Army during the Civil War. He was in the NY 37th Volunteers.

      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, April 3, 1901 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Leihy - It is with sincere sorrow that we write of the death of James Bentley, which occurred at Syracuse, Monday, March 25th. Mr. Bentley was a lifelong resident of this place. He leaves two brothers and one sister besides a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. He was brought here Tuesday afternoon and the funeral was held Thursday at two o'clock, he was buried at Pineville cemetery.

      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, April 3, 1901 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - James A. Bentley - In the death of James A. Bentley the town loses a well-brown citizen. He died in Syracuse, Monday, March 25, as announced last week, and the funeral was attended last Thursday from the residence of O. H. Bentley, Rev. J. Foster Wilcox, officiating. James A. Bentley was born in the town of Lee, Oneida county, September 22, 1839, and moved to Oswego county in 1847, and to this immediate vicinity in 1848. He was a student of Pulaski Academy until 1861, when he enlisted with Capt. Erastus Peckham; was discharged and re-enlisted in Company I 37th regulars New York Volunteers, where he served two years, being in the battle of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and several others; was discharged, made a short visit home and return to Washington where he enlisted in a construction company, remaining until the close of the war. He became interested in the oil excitement in Pennsylvania in 1865 and went there, remaining until 1868, when he returned to Pulaski and followed the trade of a carpenter until 1875. He resided at the home of his parents and engaged in various enterprises. He suffered considerably from neuralgia, rheumatism and kindred diseases, passing several winters in Florida, returning to the homestead summers. He had an attack of paralysis, June 15, and was ill until lie died at the home of his sister, Mrs. S. A. Hall, Syracuse, March 25, 1901.