Samuel Day Bentley, Sr.

Male 1835 - 1883  (47 years)


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  • Name Samuel Day Bentley 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 6 Aug 1835  Sandy Creek Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Feb 1883  Pulaski, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Feb 1883  Pulaski, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 47 years 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    John Bentley,   b. Bef Nov 1608, Elstow, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1666, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)  (5 x Great Grandfather) 
    Elizabeth Fellows  (Grandmother) 
    Person ID I19131  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Elias H. Bentley,   b. 4 Jun 1806, Milton, Saratoga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1860, Sandy Creek, Oswego Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Sarah Seymour,   b. 2 Sep 1808, Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1886, Pulaski, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1 Jan 1827  Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6628  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Susan E. Clark,   b. 9 Mar 1839, Unidilla, new York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1914  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 4 May 1864 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Day Bentley, Jr.,   b. 26 May 1867, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1874, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. Sherman Clark Bentley,   b. 10 Apr 1870, Pulaski, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1924, Canton, Stark, Ohio, Usa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 
    Family ID F6721  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Samuel Day Bentley Sr. - August 6, 1835 - February 5, 1883. Plot B-213. Son of Elias and Sarah Seymour Bentley. Husband of Susan E. Clark Bentley.
      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, February 8, 1883 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - February 3, 1883, Samuel D. Bentley. of Bright's disease of the kidneys, aged 47 years. Samuel Day Bentley was born August 6, 1835, in the town of Sandy Creek. Beside the ordinary advantages of the common school in the district where his parents resided. he received academic instruction in Belleville Academy for several terms and taught district school for three winters. At the age of twenty-two he engaged in the mercantile business in company with William Beecher, of Orwell. Successful in this business for about seven years, he left it, however. for another engagement with his oldest brother in New York City as general salesman for five years. He then entered into partnership with his brothers in the business of selling tea at wholesale for a period of five years. Since that time he has been engaged as a traveling salesman. He was married May 4, 1864, to Miss Susan E. Clark Two sons were born to them. the eldest of whom died December 5, 1874. The deceased was reared in a Christian home and at the age of eighteen avowed his determination to endeavor to lead a Christian life at the age of twenty-two received the ordinance of baptism, but made no further public profession of religion. He met his last end with a composure and resignation, a hopefulness and trust that almost surprised those who did not know of his proclaimed religious experience, a religious experience veiled over to most by a habit of cheerful jocoseness, which manifested itself even in his last sufferings, for even then the expression of suffering was followed by some word of pleasantry. His trust was radiant and cheerful to the last, exhorting his nearest and dearest friends, his wife and child to shed no tears of sorrow, but trust in a Heavenly Father who ever orders all for the best, leaving that it would yet be revealed that infinite goodness had appointed all. Possessing a cheerful, genial and sympathetic nature, he has been especially affectionate and devoted is a son, a brother, a husband and a father, and no less as a friend, leaving in his departure a pleasant memory behind him.