Person:Peter Efford Bentley
Peter Efford Bentley
Painting by Archibald M. Willard
|Born:||November 1759, Goochland, Virginia|
|Died:||July 3, 1837, Madison County, AL|
|Buried:||Harris/Bentley Cemetery near Chase|
• Revollutionary War Soldier: Sgt. Virginia Militia. - Patriot Database
• Marriage 1.) Martha Markham (1768-1791) married 1782, Chesterfield, VA; 2.) Elizabeth Gay (1772-1793) married 1794, Jamestown Virginia. (According to an entry in Find a Grave, Elizabeth is a direct descendant of Pocahontas.) - Ancestry.com
• Father of: Elizabeth Gay (1773 - 1840 ), Eliza Gay Bentley (1796 - 1852 ), Frances Trent Bentley (1798 - 1859), William Field Bentley (798 - ), Maria Buchanan Bentley (1799 - ), Efford Bolling Bentley (1801 - 1882), John Gay Bentley (1804 - 1870), Alexander Willis Bentley (1811 - 1868), Lavinia Woodson Bentley (1812 - 1840). - Ancestry.com
• Received a land grant in Madison County after the war. - Find A Grave
• In most records the name "Peter" is not used. Usually it reads "Efford Bentley". - Editor's Note
• In Find A Grave and Ancestry.com Peter Efford Bentley carries a title of Colonel. Our information says he was a Sergeant in the Revolutionary War. Maybe he was a Colonel in the war of 1812. If you have better information on this matter, contact us. - Editor's Note
• Ancestry.com - Page owned by wayneyates190 and can be viewed only with an Ancestry.com paid membership.
• Find A Grave - Page created by Allan L. Bentley, Nov. 20, 2008
• Patriot Database - Alabama's Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots Database on the Resources tab of the Alabama Society of the Sons of the American Revolution website.
• Sons of the American Revolution - Tennessee Valley Chapter Alabama Society of Sons of the American Revolution. List of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots Buried in Madison County, Alabama.