Phebe Ann Nash

30 August 1849–1940 (Age 90)
Butternuts, Otsego, New York, United States

The Life of Phebe Ann

When Phebe Ann Nash was born on 30 August 1849, in Butternuts, Otsego, New York, United States, her father, Harvey O Nash, was 45 and her mother, Elija A. Birdsall, was 43. She married Oliver Carlton Bentley in 1870, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Albany, Albany, New York, United States in 1880 and Gilbertsville, Butternuts, Otsego, New York, United States in 1900. She died in 1940, in Butternuts, Otsego, New York, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Brookside Cemetery, Gilbertsville, Butternuts, Otsego, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Carlton Bentley
Phebe Ann Nash
Marriage: 1870
Carleton N Bentley
Edith Bentley
Bertha Bentley
Samuel N. Bentley
Bertha Bentley

Spouse and Children

New York, United States



    Edith Bentley


    Bertha Bentley


    Samuel N. Bentley


    Bertha Bentley


Parents and Siblings

    Harvey O Nash


    Elija A. Birdsall




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World Events (8)


Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 14

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 26

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by an ash tree, a variant of Ash by misdivision of Middle English atten ash ‘at the ash’, or a habitational name from any of the many places in England and Wales named Nash, from this phrase, as for example Nash in Buckinghamshire, Herefordshire, or Shropshire. The name was established from an early date in Wales and Ireland.2 Jewish: of unknown origin, possibly an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Phoebe Nash in household of Harvey O Nash, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Phoebe N Bentley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Phoebe H Bentley in household of Oliver C Bentley, "United States Census, 1910"

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