Bentley Bible


This Bible was submitted by Nellie Miller. Any questions can be directed to her at

"This is the Bible of the William C. Bentley family. This Bible was sent to my mother, Marjorie Bentley Meador, after the death of her grandfather, Wm. C. Bentley, in 1917. The Bible is now in my possession. It was in rather bad shape when I got it. The spine was missing and the covers were barely attached. The edges of the pages were damaged. I took it to a restoration bindery and they laminated the family pages, used the original covers with a new spine, trimmed the pages, and rebound it. It should be in good shape for many more generations. There is not a publication date. It is titled The Complete Domestic Bible and the publisher is N. D. Thompson & Co., Publishers, St. Louis, MO. Wm. C. Bentley was born in Tennessee, the children were born in Kentucky and Missouri. He outlived 9 of his 10 children and two wives and then moved to Clackamus Co., Oregon to be near his brothers. He died there and is buried in the Miller Cemetery."


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This is a transcription of the family pages:

Name Place of Birth Date of Birth Date of Marriage Date of Death
Wm. C. Bentley Granger Co Tennessee June 26th, 1832 August 25th, 1857 Oct. 30th, 1917
Julia A. Bentley Monroe Co Kentucky September 18th,1836 August 25th, 1857 January 31, 1892
Nancy J. Bentley Monroe Co Kentucky May 26th, 1858 November 29th, 1874 Feb 16, 1903
Silvanus T. Bentley Monroe Co Kentucky December 12th, 1859 June 29th, 1882 March 10th, 1898
John M. Bentley Allen County Kentucky November 17th, 1861 Feby 11 1889  
Wm. C. Bentley Allen County Kentucky April 19th, 1863   March 4th, 1868
Sarah F. Bentley Allen County Kentucky January 2d, 1866 August 26th, 1890 March 10th, 1898
Amanda J. Bentley Allen County Kentucky June 4th, 1867 Feby 24th, 1889 August 24 1894
Emma D. Bentley Sulivan County Missouri September 29th, 1870   Oct 30-93
Hattie S. Bentley Holt County, Missouri March 3d, 1873   March 6th, 1874
Margaret A. Bentley Holt County, Missouri February 15th, 1876   May 30-93
Silas Bentley Holt County, Missouri September 3d, 1878   May 22 1909
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Wm. C. Bentley Granger Co Tennessee June 26th, 1832 August 25th, 1857 Oct. 30th, 1917
Sophia M. Bentley Madison Co. Kentucky January 24th, 1843 June 21st, 1893 March 20 1910

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