Daniel Bentley

5 February 1743–1792 (Age 48)
Richmond, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Daniel

When Daniel Bentley was born on 5 February 1743, in Richmond, Virginia, United States, his father, John Bentley, was 32 and his mother, Mary Ellis, was 43. He married Milly Hammock on 15 May 1780, in Fluvanna, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1792, in Lunenburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 49.

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Daniel Bentley
Milly Hammock
Marriage: 15 May 1780
John H. Bentley
Robert H. Bentley
Mary Ann Bentley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 May 1780Fluvanna, Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (5)

    1758 · Mount Vernon
    Age 15
    Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
    Age 33
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital
    Age 37
    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places, the chief of which are in Derbyshire, Essex, Hampshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and East and South Yorkshire. The placename is from Old English beonet ‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.In some cases also an Americanized form of South German Bentele or of its Swiss German or South German cognates Bandle and Bandli.

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

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    Sources (2)

    • Daniel Bentley, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"
    • Knight, Thomas Daniel. Hammack Cousins: Hammack and Hammock Families in England and America, 1569-2010, Penobscot Press, 2011.

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