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Southern Historical Famies by Bodie, Vol. XVI, Appendix V. p. 175
4.JEREMIAH BENTLEY, apparently the 4th son of JOHN BENTLEY Sr., was born approximately 1710-14, as it has been mentioned he witnessed the will of Joshua WHITNEY in 1735.As also mentioned, he was deeded land in 1739 by his father.On May 10, 1742 he and his wife Jean deeded the land to Robert HUNTER of Chowan Co. (Bertie Co. D.Bk "F", p. 372).After this he perhaps moved away.His wife was apparently the JEAN BENTLEY claimed as a "right" by JOHN MANNING in 1743 and probably one of Manning's three daughters who married Bentleys.
From Mary Bentley Randoll of Letohatchee, Alabama:
"Colonial Bertie County, North Carolina, Deed Books A-H 1720-1757", by Mary Best Bell, page 174
DATE:October 5, 1742
STATE: North Carolina, Bertie County
Deed Book F, page 372 -- Jeremiah BENTLEY and wife Jean (MANNING) to Robert HUNTER of Chowan County (North Carolina) 425 pds. for 300 acres on Rocquist Swamp adjacent Cullen POLLOCK, James WILLIAMSON, John SMITHWICK.Witnesses:H. HUNTER, John WATSON, Elizabeth CLARK, August Court 1742, Henry DELON c/c
DATE:April 12, 1739
STATE:North Carolina, Bertie County
John BENTLEY (Sr.) to Jeremiah BENTLEY, Gift ....."within sectioned patent unto my well beloved son Jeremiah BENTLEY...."Witnesses:John SMITHWICK, John BENTLEY, Junior. November Court 1739, John WYNNS D. c/c (Deed Book E-509)
Grimes "Abstracts of North Carolina Wills," which reads:
"Joshua WHITNEY-no county listed. 26 December, 1735, received 21 January, 1735.Wife Martha Sons David, Jeremiah, Samuel, Joseph and Francis. Daughters Kering and Ruth.
Note:This abstract shows that "Ketring" was a sloop that the sons would inherit, not the daughter.
Executors, sons David and Jeremiah
Witnesses, John and Jeremiah BENTLEY, and James BLAIR.
Wills of Isle of Wight, Va.1647-1800
Joshua Whitney:leg. wife Mathon: son David; son Jeremiah; son Samuel; daughter Kolzing; son Joseph; daughter Ruth; son Francis; daughter Ketring.Exs., sons, David and Jeremiah Whitney.died December 26, 1735.
Recorded April 26, 1736.
Wit:John Bentley, Jeremiah Bently, James Blair.(will also proven in North Carolina)