Biography of I. L. Bentley
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Bentley, I. L., was born in Oneida county, October 4, 1837, a son of William S. and Ro4e Bentley of Jefferson county, and a grandson of Elisha Bentley, for many years a resident of Pineville, where he died. When this family first came to Jefferson county it was a dense wileerness, bear and deer being plenty. They have always followed farming and lumbering. The children of William J. were brought up to fanning, and our subject is the oldest now living He enlisted in the 147th N. Y. Vols., Co. C, and served three years, participating in the battles of the Wilderness (where he was wounded), Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, etc. He is a member of Bentley Post, G. A. R., and has served as commander for three years. April 7, 1874, he married Dora A., daughter of Samuel Thompson of Albion, and their children are Belle, Elisha, Inez, Eva, Samuel, James, and Isaac L., jr.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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