Thursday, August 14, 2008

William and John Vint Bentley

John Vint & William Bentley
John Martin and Malinda Addington Bentley had twin sons on August 14, 1875.  They named them John Vint and William Mitchell. 

When Jerry was taking me around showing me the old homeplaces just up from where Poppy built his house on the right fork was land where he said John Martin and Malinda lived.  He said William and John Vint lived one on each side of him.

The family moved to Greenup county -- a story for another day.

John married Letitia Cornett on September 2, 1895 in Letcher county.  They had ten children Robert Bryant, General Mashoe, Creed Potter, Sylvan Ray, Frederick "Fred", James Martin "Dock", John Calvin, Luke, Orville and Cora Opal.

John Vint, Letitia and their children.

William stayed a bachelor for a longer time. He married Minerva J. Holcomb on March 5, 1910 in Greenup county.  Their children were Elmira "Myra", Louise "Lula", John Henry and Prince.

William, Minerva and thier children plus May Hower (top right).

The following are pictures of William and John over the years.
The brothers worked together at the Bentley Brothers Store.

Looks like they played together, too.

Here sister, Laura Belle, helps William and John Vint hold their birthday cake.
John Vint died on September 13, 1957 at the age of 82.
William died April 23, 1963 at the age of 87.

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