Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rhoda Bentley

Rhodica "Rhoda" Bentley was the daughter of John Vent and Annie Potter Bentley. She was born March 10, 1862 in Pike County, Kentucky. She was a sister to John Martin Bentley who was Otho Bentley's father.

About 1880 Rhoda married David A. J. Mullins (probably for Andrew Jackson) since David was the son of Andrew Jackson "Brandy Jack" Mullins and Mary Lucy "Polly Ann" Mullins. Brandy Jack was the grandson of Old Booker Mullins. His parents were Sherwood "Sherd" Mullins and Mary "Polly" Roberts. Sherd was the brother of James Mullins, my g-g-g grandfather.

Rhoda married David sometime after June 2, 1880 when David was listed as single and head of household living with his 16 year old sister, Louisa, and his 14 year old brother, George. Together they had nine children: Rose Belle, Eliza Jane, Alvin, John Harrison, Laura Beatrice, James Russell, Lakey, Melvin W. and Clinton Mullins. They lived in Dickenson County.

David died in 1905. Rhoda married again on November 28, 1907 to Hiram Wright, but was a widow in the 1910 Dickenson County census. She reported that she had had 9 children, but only 8 of them were living. Little Lakey who had been born on April 11 1897 died on November 11 1899.

Rosa Belle had married on Aprl 8, 1898 to James Clinton Slemp and was in her own household.

Eliza Jane married on September 2, 1899 to Nelson Sanders.


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