Historical Rosters Database
James Randall Kent BentleyRoster ID 805
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|Middle Name:||Randall Kent|
|Affiliation:||Class of 1861|
|Biography & Genealogy:||James Randall Kent Bentley, Class of 1861: Genealogy: Born- Nov. 20, 1841 in Pulaski Co. Va. Father- Dr. Henry M. Bentley of Powhatan Co. Va. Mother- Cynthia McGavock Kent of Mongomery Co. Va. Pat. Grandfather- Col. William Bentley of Amelia Co. Va.; Grandmother- Lucy Turpin of Powhatan Mat. Grandfather- Maj. James Randall Kent of Wythe Co. Va.; Grandmother- Mary Cloyd of Pulaski. Married- Sydney G. Henson. Children- 1- George Henson Bentley; 2- Cynthia Kent Bentley; 3- Catherine Graham Bentley; 4- William Weldon Bentley; 5- Fannie Stuart Bentley; 6- James Bandal Kent Bentley; 7- Lucy Otey Bentley. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Oct. 2, 1856; Dismissed April 24, 1857 for neglect of duties and studies. Civil War Service: Enlisted- June 19, 1861 at Winchester as Private in Co. C. 4th Virginia Infantry Regiment; Unofficial source says contracted pneumonia on Romney Campaign; Absent sick much of early 1862, but hired substitute; Discharged April, 1862; Unofficial source says then worked in the Quarter Master Dept. in South West, Va.; May have been the "J.R. Bentley" who enlisted at Petersburg May 4, 1864 as Private in 1st Co. of Lt. Col. F.H. Archer's Battalion Va. Reserves. Careers- Farmer; stock raiser. Died- March 1, 1907.|