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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  George David Bentley (son of Francis Marion Bentley and Frances Toombs).

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Francis Marion Bentley was born on 20 May 1839 in Pulaski, Oswego, New York (son of David Bentley and Susan Bennett); died on 7 Apr 1901 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York.

    Notes:

    Francis Marion Bentley - May 25, 1839 - April 13, 1901. Plot C-433. Military Service: Veteran of the Civil War; Enlisted August 6, 1862 at Pulaski, New York; Mustered in August 25, 1862 as a Private in Company B, 110th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry; Mustered out August 28, 1865 with Company, with rank of Corporal. Son of David and Susannah Bennett Bentley. Husband of Frances Marshall Toombs Bentley. Married March 13, 1861 at Pulaski, New York.

    April 7, 1901 ~ Francis M. Bentley, age 61 years, 10 months, 18 days, Widower, Carpenter, born in New York, Son of David Bentley born in New York, and Susan Bennett born in New York, Died in Pulaski of disease of the liver, stomach and bowels.

    Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, April 17, 1901 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - After months of suffering Mr. Frank M. Bentley died at his home in this village, Saturday morning. Mr. Bentley was born in the old Bentley home on North street, in this village, and has always resided here. August 6, 1862, he enlisted in Co. B., of the 110th regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry and was mustered out as Corporal, August 28, 1865. He belonged to the 19th army corps. He returned to this village and has spent most of his life here. At the time of his death he was a member of J. B. Butler Post, G. A. R. and President of the Reunion Association of Co. B. of the 110th, which meets in this village every 14th of June. His death occurred just nine years to a day after the death of his wife. He is survived by two sons, Dr. George D. Bentley, of Chicago, and Dr. H. M. Bentley, of Sterling, Kansas. Mr. Bentley was a regular attendance of the Congregational church and in social life made many friends. The funeral was held from his late residence, yesterday, at two o'clock, Rev. J . B. Felt officiating. J. B. Butler Post attended in a body and members of the relief corps were present to pay their last respects to the fallen comrade and friend.

    Francis married Frances Toombs on 13 Mar 1861 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York. Frances (daughter of George Washington Toombs and Lois D. Doane) was born in Feb 1842 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York; died on 13 Apr 1892 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Frances Toombs was born in Feb 1842 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York (daughter of George Washington Toombs and Lois D. Doane); died on 13 Apr 1892 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York.

    Notes:

    April 13, 1892 ~ Frances M. Bentley, age 50 years, 2 months, born in New York, Resident of Richland Township for 50 years, Daughter of George W. Tombs and Louise Doane, died in Pulaski of fatty degeneration of the heart contributed by La Grippe.

    Newspaper Article - Thursday, April 14, 1892 Sandy Creek News - Sandy Creek, New York - Pulaski - Mrs. F. M. Bentley died Tuesday evening after a serious illness of a few days.

    Newspaper Article - Thursday, April 14, 1892 Sandy Creek News - Sandy Creek, New York - Oswego Outings - The sudden death of Mrs. F. M. Bentley, of Pulaski, after a serious illness of a few days, is announced. Mrs. Bentley was fifty years of age, and greatly beloved by all who knew her. - Last Tuesday Dr. G. W. Nelson, county coroner, held an inquest at Williamstown upon the body of Mary Young, aged 73 years, who died at the residence of William Ellis in the town of Amboy, December 30, 1891. The inquest was held in response to the solicitations of several citizens, who were dissatisfied with the verdict rendered at an informal inquest, held by a justice of the peace in the town of Amboy, January 1st or 2d, of the present year. The body was exhumed and an autopsy conducted by Drs. Kelley, of Pulaski, and Marshall, of Williamstown, in the presence of the coroner and several citizens. It was found that the woman had died from natural causes, thus exonerating all persons from the suspicion of having hastened her death by violence, and Dr. Crispell, of Williamstown, from malicious accusation. -Pulaski Democrat.

    Newspaper Article - Thursday, April 21, 1892 Sandy Creek News - Sandy Creek, New York - Pulaski - The funeral of Mrs. F. M. Bentley was held at her home on Saturday at 2 o'clock. The floral offerings presented by the ladies of the W.R.C., of which she was a member, were most beautiful. She had a large circle of friends, and will be greatly missed. George D. Bentley of Oberlin, and H. Mott Bentley of Oberlin college, were present at the funeral.

    Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, April 21, 1892 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died - In this village, Wednesday, April 13, 1892, Frances, wife of F. M. Bentley, aged 50 years. Mrs. Bentley was a native of this town. She was a lady especially cordial and friendly in her manner with those she met, and thus had a large number of very warm friends. Her home was an especially happy one. George D. Bentley, of Oberlin, is the eldest son, and H. Mott Bentley, of Oberlin College, is the youngest. Both were present at the funeral, which was held Saturday afternoon, Rev. A. N. Haven officiating.

    Notes:

    Newspaper Article - Thursday, March 21, 1861 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Married - March the 13th, by Rev. L. W. Chaney, Mr. Frank M. Bentley and Miss Frances M. Toombs, both of Pulaski.

    Children:
    1. H. Mott Bentley
    2. 1. George David Bentley


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  David Bentley was born on 10 Feb 1797 in Milton, Saratoga County, New York, USA (son of John H Bentley and Thankful Ballou); died on 3 Jul 1878 in Richland, Oswego County, New York.

    Notes:

    David Bentley - February 10, 1797 - July 3, 1878. Plot B-268. Husband of Susannah Bennett Bentley.
    Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, July 11, 1878 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - In Pulaski, July 3, 1878, after an illness patiently borne, David Bentley passed gently away. Mr. B. was born in the town of Milton, Saratoga county, February 10, 1798, and had therefore reached the good old age of 81 years, 4 months and 23 days. He was the second in a family of seven brothers. The most of them have been prominent citizens of this section of the country. Only two now survive, Otis, the oldest and the occupant of the family homestead in Saratoga county, and Stephen, a resident of Sandy Creek. When a young man, Mr. B. came to Sandy Creek and taught school a few seasons, but did not locate permanently. During that time, however, his acquaintance with one of his pupils ripened into an attachment, and on the 14th of October, 1822, he was united in marriage to Miss Susan Bennett. To them was granted what falls to the lot of but few wedded couples. Before death separated them they had seen their golden wedding day pass by more than half a dozen years. Several years of their wedded life were spent at his old Saratoga home, and of the children now living, three Addison and Otis Bentley, and Mrs. Charles Hinman, were born there. About 47 years since they removed to Sandy Creek. After a few years residence there they came to this place. Pulaski was their home until Mr. Bentley's death. He built the house in which he died, having occupied it for more than forty years. From it he was borne to his "long home," followed by many neighbors and citizens who respected his moral worth, and by a large concourse of relatives who cherish the memory of a kind and devoted husband, a gentle and loving father, and a firm and faithful friend.

    David married Susan Bennett about 1840. Susan (daughter of David Bennett and Elizabeth Crandall) was born on 9 Sep 1799 in Rhode Island; died on 7 Sep 1881 in Oswego County, NY. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Susan Bennett was born on 9 Sep 1799 in Rhode Island (daughter of David Bennett and Elizabeth Crandall); died on 7 Sep 1881 in Oswego County, NY.

    Notes:

    Susannah Bennett Bentley - September 9, 1799 - September 8, 1881. Plot B-268. Daughter of David and Elizabeth Crandall Bennett. Wife of David Bentley.
    Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, September 29, 1881. Pulaski Democrat, Pulaski, New York - Died - Bentley - At her residence on North street, September 7th, 1881, Susan Bentley, aged 82 years. The deceased was a resident of this village since 1837, and for years was member of the Congregational church. She was a sister of David and Levi Bennett, well-known in this vicinity. She was a good mother, a kind neighbor and was loved by all who knew her. A large circle of relatives and friends will ever hold her in tender memory.

    Children:
    1. Addison A. Bentley was born in Jul 1823 in Saratoga County, New York; died on 29 Nov 1889 in Pulaski, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York.
    2. Otis Bennett Bentley was born on 29 Nov 1824 in Saratoga County, New York; died on 12 Apr 1899 in Richland Twp.,Oswego County, New York.
    3. 2. Francis Marion Bentley was born on 20 May 1839 in Pulaski, Oswego, New York; died on 7 Apr 1901 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York.
    4. Joseph W. Bentley was born on 15 Dec 1832; died on 25 Jan 1842.

  3. 6.  George Washington Toombs was born on 10 Nov 1815 (son of Daniel Toombs and Nancy Maltby); died on 2 Sep 1881 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York; was buried in Pulaski, Oswego County, New York, USA.

    Notes:

    Worked for the Price-Douglas family, many references in diaries: (July 1, 1861 etc.)
    Sec C-443 Pulaski Cemtery Records
    Death is recorded in Anna Price Douglas Diary: September 2, 1881: George Tombs hung himself tonight"

    Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, August 25, 1887 Sandy Creek News - Sandy Creek, New York - Died - Tombs - In Pulaski, August 17, 1887, at the residence of his [sic] son-in-law, F. M. Bentley, Lois D., relict of the late George W. Tombs, aged 71 years.

    Died:
    Age: 65

    George married Lois D. Doane. Lois (daughter of Simeon Doane and Joanna Jean Weed) was born on 19 Sep 1816 in Onondage Co., New York; died on 17 Aug 1887 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York; was buried in Pulaski, Oswego County, New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Lois D. Doane was born on 19 Sep 1816 in Onondage Co., New York (daughter of Simeon Doane and Joanna Jean Weed); died on 17 Aug 1887 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York; was buried in Pulaski, Oswego County, New York, USA.

    Notes:

    August 17, 1887 Mrs. Tombs, age 71 years, Widow, died in Richland Township of Rheumatism.

    Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, August 25, 1887 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died in this village, August 17, 1887, at the residence of her son-in-law, F. M. Bentley, Lois D., relict of the late George W. Tombs, aged 71 years. Mrs. Tombs was a native of this village and has always resided here. She was daughter of Simeon and Joan Doane, who were among the earliest settlers. Three sisters survive her, Mrs. A. H. Maltby and Mrs. R. D. Gillespie of this village and Mrs. S. M. Tucker, of Oswego. Only one child survives her, Mrs. F. M. Bentley. The deceased was a highly respected member of the Congregational Church. The funeral was held on Friday last, Rev. Mr. Douglas officiating

    Children:
    1. Simeon Toombs was born in 1845 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York; died in Dec 1862 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York.
    2. 3. Frances Toombs was born in Feb 1842 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York; died on 13 Apr 1892 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John H Bentley was born on 3 Dec 1756 in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States (son of Tillinghast Bentley and Sarah Thomas); died on 20 Jul 1830 in Milton, Saratoga, New York, United States; was buried in 1830 in Rte. 29 Cemetery near Saratoga Springs, NY.

    Notes:

    John served in the Albany County Militia. His vital statistics are corroborated by the Bentley Gleanings (1903) as well as the Ballou Genealogy (1888).
    According to Sylvester's Saratoga County History: "John Bentley came to Milton 1778-79. At that time there was only one house at Saratoga Springs. He took up 150 acres of land and set out an orchard over 100 years ago. In 1878 one tree was still left--still bearing....." The write up goes on to detail the names of the children.
    John served in the Albany County Militia. His vital statistics are corroborated by the Bentley Gleanings (1903) as well as the Ballou Genealogy (1888).
    According to Sylvester's Saratoga County History: "John Bentley came to Milton 1778-79. At that time there was only one house at Saratoga Springs. He took up 150 acres of land and set out an orchard over 100 years ago. In 1878 one tree was still left--still bearing....." The write up goes on to detail the names of the children.

    John married Thankful Ballou in 1794 in Milton, Saratoga, New York, United States. Thankful was born on 18 Mar 1767 in Gloucester, Rhode Island, United States; died on 12 Nov 1830 in Milton, Saratoga, New York, United States; was buried in 1830 in Rte. 29 Cemetery near Saratoga Springs, NY. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Thankful Ballou was born on 18 Mar 1767 in Gloucester, Rhode Island, United States; died on 12 Nov 1830 in Milton, Saratoga, New York, United States; was buried in 1830 in Rte. 29 Cemetery near Saratoga Springs, NY.
    Children:
    1. Stephen Bentley was born about 1800 in Milton, Saratoga, New York, United States; died on 17 Jul 1878 in Sandy Creek, Oswego Co, NY; was buried in Woodlawn Cem., Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York.
    2. Pardon Bentley was born on 7 Aug 1799 in Milton, Saratoga, New York, United States; died on 3 Jul 1878 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, United States.
    3. Adam Crouse Bentley was born about 1803 in Milton, Saratoga County, New York, USA; died in 1858 in Branch County, Michigan, USA.
    4. Elias H. Bentley was born on 4 Jun 1806 in Milton, Saratoga, New York; died on 28 Nov 1860 in Sandy Creek, Oswego Co, NY; was buried in Dec 1860 in Pulaski, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York.
    5. Otis Bentley was born on 28 Oct 1794 in Milton, Saratoga, New York, United States; died on 8 Apr 1894 in Milton, Saratoga, New York, USA; was buried in 1894 in Milton, Sarataga County, New York.
    6. Gregory Bentley was born about 1808 in Milton, Saratoga County, New York, USA.
    7. Reuben Bentley was born about 1810.
    8. 4. David Bentley was born on 10 Feb 1797 in Milton, Saratoga County, New York, USA; died on 3 Jul 1878 in Richland, Oswego County, New York.

  3. 10.  David Bennett was born on 14 Jul 1776 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island (son of John Bennett and Sussana Taber); died on 17 Apr 1853 in Sandy Creek, New York, USA - Scripture Cem., Sandy Creek; was buried in Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA.

    David married Elizabeth Crandall. Elizabeth was born on 12 Jul 1781 in Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York, United States; died on 6 Jun 1826 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York - Scripture Cem., Sandy Creek; was buried in Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Elizabeth Crandall was born on 12 Jul 1781 in Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York, United States; died on 6 Jun 1826 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York - Scripture Cem., Sandy Creek; was buried in Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA.
    Children:
    1. 5. Susan Bennett was born on 9 Sep 1799 in Rhode Island; died on 7 Sep 1881 in Oswego County, NY.
    2. John Bennett was born in 1803; died in 1866.
    3. Warren Bennett was born on 9 Nov 1808 in Hoosick,Renssalear,New York,United States of America; died on 29 Sep 1854 in Hamlet, Chautauqua, New York, United States of America.
    4. David Bennett was born on 20 Feb 1814 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, United States; died on 19 Feb 1893 in Custer, Nebraska, United States.
    5. Levi Meacham Bennett was born on 12 Jul 1816 in Richland Twp., Oswego, New York; died on 2 Aug 1908 in Richland Township, Oswego County, New York.
    6. Benjamin Bennett was born in 1819; died in 1825 in Scripture Cem., Sandy Creek, NY.
    7. Oliver Bennett was born about 1821 in Hoosac, NY; died on 23 Jul 1881.
    8. Sally Bennett was born about 1807 in Rhode Island; died on 19 Sep 1896; was buried in Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, United States of America.
    9. Ira Bennett was born in in Hoosac, New York; died after 1840.

  5. 12.  Daniel Toombs was born about 1795; died about 1835.

    Daniel married Nancy Maltby about 1820. Nancy (daughter of Timothy Maltby and Mabel Dimock) was born on 17 May 1796; died in 1845. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Nancy Maltby was born on 17 May 1796 (daughter of Timothy Maltby and Mabel Dimock); died in 1845.
    Children:
    1. 6. George Washington Toombs was born on 10 Nov 1815; died on 2 Sep 1881 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York; was buried in Pulaski, Oswego County, New York, USA.
    2. Jesse Toombs was born on 23 Jun 1818 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York; died on 31 Oct 1896 in Benton County, Iowa.

  7. 14.  Simeon Doane was born on 25 Aug 1786 (son of Levi Doane and Ann Rising); died on 18 Aug 1867 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York.

    Notes:

    Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, April 18, 1867 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Obituary - Said the poet, Keats, "my name is writ in water." As the waters press closely behind the reed or the finger tracing or attempting to trace a record on the waves so the crowding interests of the present hour, the rushing tide of events efface the record, and the remembrance of the noble deeds and the worthy lives even of those who have laid the foundation of all our present advantage and prosperity. The fathers who were the pioneers of our now affluent civilization, who felled the forest trees where stand our dwellings, where now bloom our gardens, or roam our flocks, or rush past our steaming locomotives, fall one by one, like autumn leaves, and are followed with scarce a thought of the greatness and the value of the work they accomplished in their long lives of active and usefulness. Of the early settlers of this town, you have borne a more conspicuous and honorable part than Simeon Doane, Esq., recently deceased. Mr. Doane was born in Rupert, Vermont, August 28, 1786. He was married in November, 1814, and left Rupert in 1815 for this state. He first located in Onondaga County, where he remained but three years, and in 1818 he came to this place. He first settled upon the farm, now owned and occupied by Mr. George Toombs. About three years after he purchased a tract of land where Mr. Thomas Hall now resides, where he remained until 1853, when his son Bernice, now County Clerk and residing in the city of Oswego, took the farm, and his father removed to the village and purchased the house he occupied at the time of his death. He held the office of magistrate for five or six years; also that of poor master, of assessor and school commissioner; in every trust by his integrity, ability and fidelity securing and holding the confidence and esteem of the entire community. He was a subject of a great revival of 1840, and united. May 3, 1840, with fifty-six others, to the Congregational Church of this village. That profession he maintained and honored in a life of Christian fidelity to duty and in Christian meekness of character, which are the best evidence of a true Christian hope; and his last days were attended by that calmness and peace of mind, in the contemplation of approaching death, which the Gospel of Christ alone imparts to the believing heart. He died August 19th, 1866, after a long and lingering illness, accompanied with paralysis. His wife, Mrs. Joanna Doane, with whom he had lived fifty-two years, survived him, but a short time, she having deceased. December 22d of the same year. They had nine children, seven of whom survived them.

    Simeon married Joanna Jean Weed. Joanna (daughter of John Weed and Mary Marah Townsend) was born on 2 Jan 1793 in Rupert, Bennington County, Vermont; died on 22 Dec 1866 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Joanna Jean Weed was born on 2 Jan 1793 in Rupert, Bennington County, Vermont (daughter of John Weed and Mary Marah Townsend); died on 22 Dec 1866 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York.
    Children:
    1. 7. Lois D. Doane was born on 19 Sep 1816 in Onondage Co., New York; died on 17 Aug 1887 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York; was buried in Pulaski, Oswego County, New York, USA.
    2. Bernice Levi Doane was born in 1819 in Onondage Co., New York; died on 2 Jun 1871.
    3. Sarah Ann Doane was born on 26 May 1821 in Richland, Oswego County, New York, United States; died on 15 May 1881 in Richland, Oswego County, New York, United States.
    4. Rebecca L Doane was born on 10 Jul 1822 in Pulaski, Oswego, New York, United States; died on 26 Apr 1900 in New York, United States.
    5. Satyra Doane was born about 1823 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York; died before 1887.
    6. Adelia E. Doane was born on 7 Aug 1827 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York; died in Dec 1872.
    7. Decatur Doane was born about 1825 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York; died before 1887.
    8. Helen Marr Doane was born on 28 Apr 1830 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York; died on 30 Jul 1890 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York.
    9. Minerva M. Doane was born on 26 Apr 1832 in Rupert, Bennington County, New York; died on 10 Jan 1899 in Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York.