Marcus Lafayette Bentley

about 1858–
Georgia, United States

The Life of Marcus Lafayette

When Marcus Lafayette Bentley was born about 1858, in Georgia, United States, his father, John Clinton Bentley, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Posey, was 29. He lived in District 948, Marion, Georgia, United States in 1860 and Milltown, Chambers, Alabama, United States in 1880.

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John Clinton Bentley
Elizabeth Jane Posey
Clinton Bentley
Jesse Irvin Bentley
Martha A. Bentley
Mary E. Bentley
Marcus Lafayette Bentley
Amanda Bentley
Ida Bentley
Missouri Elizabeth Bentley
Lucy Bentley

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 32

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • La Fayette Bentley in household of Jesse Bentley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Marcus L Bently, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Marcus L Bently in household of John C Bently, "United States Census, 1870"

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