Milton Bentley

7 October 1799–16 May 1880 (Age 80)
Northeast, North East, Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Milton

When Milton Bentley was born on 7 October 1799, in Northeast, North East, Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, Henry Bentley, was 27 and his mother, Catharine Hall, was 19. He married Fannie Deuel on 13 February 1823. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Sherburne, Sherburne, Chenango, New York, United States in 1875. He died on 16 May 1880, at the age of 80, and was buried in North Norwich, Chenango, New York, United States.

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Milton Bentley
Fannie Deuel
Marriage: 13 February 1823
Henry J Bentley
Silas J Bentley
Milton D Bentley
Samuel Gilbert Bently
Rachel Frances Bently
Isaac Newton Bentley
Catherine Bentley
Mary Bentley
Alfred Bentley
Mavilda Bentley
Elizabeth Bentley

Spouse and Children

13 February 1823
Northeast, Dutchess, NY


    Henry J Bentley


    Silas J Bentley


    Milton D Bentley



    Rachel Frances Bently


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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 4

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 22

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

1 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 place name is from Old English beonet ‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2 Probably an Americanized spelling of Swiss Bandle or Bandli or German Bentele, all short forms of the medieval personal name Pantaleon ( see Pantaleo ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wilton Bentley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Milton Bently, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Milton Bently, "New York State Census, 1875"

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