Dr. Can is my second cousin twice removed. He was born on September 2, 1897 and died on May 14, 1985. He was the son of John Quiller "Quiller" Bentley and Ellen Bates. On his World War I Draft Registration card he listed his occupation as "preparing to study medicine" in Louisa, Kentucky. He was described as medium height, medium build, blue eyes and dark brown hair.
In the 1920 Census he was listed as a teacher in the public school system. His sisters, Manerva "Nerva" and Susan were also listed as teaching.
In the 1930 Census he was listed as a physician. He was living with his wife, Sarah Haydon "Sallie" Douglas. Together they had five children: Doris, June, Robert, Can and Addie.
Dr. Can married Lettie Malinda Bentley. They had Allen, Carol Ann and Terry Bentley. They divorced.
Dr. Can died on May 14, 1985 in Henry County, Kentucky.
The next grave is Dr. Can's sister, Susan A. Bentley
Next to Susan is Laura Bentley. She is also Dr. Can's sister. Her stone says:
WIFE OF PRESTON BENTLEY
JAN. 10 1892
FEB 5 1971
THERE ARE NO DEAD. WE FALL ASLEEP
TO WAKEN WHERE THEY NEVER WEEP
WE CLOSE OUR EYES FROM PAIN AND SIN
OUR BREATH FLOWS OUT, BUT LIFE EBBS IN.
SHE WAS THE SUNSHINE OF OUR HOME
Her husband, Preston Bentley, lies beside her. He was the son of Samuel Bentley and Sarah "Sally" Holbrook. He was the grandchild of Daniel Bentley and Marinda Ramey, and the great grandson of John Queller Bentley and Margaret "Peggy" Hamilton. His stone has the same verse as Laura's.
Next to Dr. Can's grave is Ellen Bates Bentley, his mother. She was the daughter of Henderson "Hen" Bates and Elender Dale. Henderson was the son of John Wallis Bates and Sarah Waltrip. Henderson was the brother of Elizabeth Agnes Bates who married Joel Ellis Wright and were my great great grandparents. Henderson and Eliza Agnes were brother and sister to the Kentucky giant, Martin Van Buren Bates.
Next to Ellen is John Quiller Bentley, her husband and Dr. Can's father. They had five children that I have reseached so far: Dr Can, Laura, Dr. D. V., Minerva and Susan Bentley.
John Quiller was the son of Benjamin Bentley and Elizabeth H. Reynolds. He was the grandson of John Queller Bentley and Margaret "Peggy" Hamilton.
There are two other graves at the cemetery. The first is Timothy G. Hall.
I found Timothy's birth in the Kentucky Birth index. His mother's name was Edith Rose. I could not come up with which Hall was his father, nor could I place Edith. I will have to do some more searching for her.
The last grave is Eliza Ellen Newsom born in 1921 and died in 1954.
I couldn't find anything on this one. It would seem she would be easier, but I struck out.