Bentley Family History
Descendants of George Bentley and Susannah Owen(s)
of Byron, Fond du Lac County WI, and England
George Bentley was one of 14 children born in England to William and Hannah Bentley.
His father was born ca. 1801 and his mother Hannah was born 8 July 1802.
*Richard Bentley, born 21 Sept. 1825
*John Bentley, born 29 April 1827
*Amy Esther Bentley, born 3 Jan. 1829; Died 9 Aug. 1853 at age 24.
*George William Bentley, born 3 Oct 1831 at Ashford, Kent, England. He emmigrated to NY ca. 1850, and on 19 April, 1854, at Homer, Cortland Co. NY, he married Susanna Owen, daughter of John Owen and Frances Holmes. George and Susanna then settled in Dodge Co., WI, near Lomira, where they remained for the rest of their lives. George enlisted in the civil war, and his military papers indicate that he suffered a hernia. The papers also note that his surname is spelled 'Bentley' not 'Bently' so there must have been some confusion regarding the spelling of his name, and tracking down his military records later on. George died 17 Aug. 1904, and he and Susanna are buried in Byron Cemetery, Fond du Lac Co. WI.
*Benjamin Bentley, born 28 Dec 1832; died 21 Apr 1852.
*James Bentley, born 5 Feb 1834.
*Betsey Bentley, born 24 July 1835 at Ashford, Kent, England. Married George Cheeseman ca. 1855. died 29 Jan. 1889 at age 53.
*Sara Bentley, born 1 April 1837.
*William Bentley Jr., born 5 March 1839.
*Thomas Bentley, born 9 Feb. 1841.
*Daniel Bentley, born 18 May 1843.
*Jane Bentley, born 1 Nov. 1846. married William Barnes.
*Samuel Bentley, born ca. 1833?