Our best known of the Bentley line goes back to Thomas and Hannah Bentley who were the parents of Daniel Bentley who came to Letcher County. Daniel was one of seven children: Benjamin, Mary, Rachel, Lydia, Patience and Margaret were his siblings.
Margaret Bentley was born about 1775 in Rowan County, North Carolina. She married William Yonts also of Rowan County. William and Margaret were married on September 25, 1794 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. They had four children: Sarah, Mary, Solomon and William.
Sarah married Stephen Caudill, the son of Matthew S. Caudill and Sarah H. Webb. Stephen was the brother of our g-g-g grandmother Susannah Caudill through Granny's side of the family.
Mary, who was known as Polly, married her first cousin Solomon Bentley, son of Daniel and Nancy Jane Lewis Bentley.
Solomon Yonts married Sarah Elliott.
William Yonts married Nancy F. Rhea.