I know Hetty Allensworth married William Edward Bendall sometime around 1880-90 in Christian County Kentucky. She died and he moved to Memphis with his brother Joseph Mills Bendall and married Annie Lee Caple.
Joseph's wife Mary (Molly) Parker Bendall of Porters Crossroads, Sussex Co. Virginia died there in Hopkinsville Kentucky (Christian Co.) in 1888 and Joseph sent his five kids to live with another family. Don't know which family that was or where it was (could have been Memphis).
I know Joseph and William moved there because the government was giving away land after the civil war.
anyone with more info on the Bendalls, particuarly Joseph and Molly would be appreciated.