Benjamin Bentley Estate Sale
Iredell County, NC

Transcibed from original document located in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC
[ file no. CRO54.508. Iredell County Estates Records, 1790 to 1944 ]
Submitted by James Miller




Bentleys Inventory of B. estate Recorded

A list of property sold by Squire Bentley Administrator of the estate of Benj Bentley Decst on the fifteenth day of March 1839

Purchasers Names

Items Bought

Dollar

Cents

 

 

 

 

Robt Wilson

1 washing tub

 

26

By the widow

1 Washing tub bowl

 

1

Enoch Chapman

1 Cow

11

47

John Davenport

1 Cow

12

51 1/2

John Davenport

1 Calf

2

56

John Davenport

1 Calf

2

30

By the widow

1 chest and pot

 

12 1/2

By the widow

1 Wheall and chair

 

1

Joseph Campbell

6 Chairs

1

50

James Lackey

50 Acres of land

4

50

Bentley Harrison

56 Acres of land

26

5

James Teague

1 Jiggin

 

50

Joseph Bentley

1 Sow and pigs

5

 

Elizabeth Bentley

1 Bedsted

 

7 1/2

John Bentley

1 Cow hyde

1

55

William Bentley

1 keg

 

62 1/2

John Campbell

1 Ax

 

76

William Bentley

1 Cross cut saw

 

50

John Campbell

1 Ax

 

76

William Bentley

2 Jiggins

 

30

William Teague

1 Table

 

35

William Bentley

1 lot of tools

1

15

William Bentley

1 Jointer

 

40

William Bentley

1 pair of hames & chains

1

 

William Bentley

1 Cuting knife & box

 

75

Magnes Teague

1 bee gum

1

15

John Davenport

1 be gum

2

50

Daniel Meadows

1 be gum

3

51

 

 

 

 

 

Total

81

57

 

 

 

 

Page 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Meadows

1 bee gum

3

50

Harvey Meadows

1 bee gum

3

57

William Teague

1 Sythe and cradle

65

 

William Hines

1 Sill - cag - worn - key

56

 

William Bentley

1 Sill and worm

11

50

By the widow

1 Lot of lumber

 

13 1/2

William B Jones

1 Pewter dish

1

12 1/2

Joseph Campbell

1 Pewter bason

 

75

John Robertson

6 Pewter plates

2

55

Thomas Robertson

1 lot of Pewter

 

27

William Bentley

1 Iron shovel

 

25

Elizabeth Bentley

1 Pot

2

77

Josep (h) Campbell

1 oven and hooks

1

 

 

Total

84

07

 

From page 1 totals

81

57

 

Total

165

64


 

[signed] Squire Bentley                        





 

[On the outside of another sheet of paper is written:]

 

Benjamin Bentley Recorded

Filed 9th Feby 1839

J F Alexander Clk [Clerk]




[On the inside of this sheet is written:]


Memorandum of the property of Benjamin Bentley

Deceased Viz_


Two Small tracts of corn

Do - two Stills

Do - two Cows and Calves

Do - one sow and pigs

Do - Some bee hives

Do - Some farming tools

Do - Some house hold and kitchen furniture





Notes on some of the purchasers at the sale:

  • Widow was Jane (Holman?) Bentley
  • Elizabeth Bentley was Benjamin and Jane's daughter-in-law, she being Elizabeth Laws before marrying James Bentley 25 Feb 1804 in      Wilkes County NC. She filed for divorce against James Bentley in 1837 naming Sarah Fletcher as the reason and that he had taken up      with her and fathered a couple children by her. Divorce granted in 1841 Wilkes Co NC.
  • Joseph Campbell was Ben and Jane's son-in-law, he having married Catherine Bentley,
  • Bentley Harrison was Ben and Jane's grandson, son of Joseph and Drusilla (Bentley) Harrison.
  • Joseph Bentley was Ben and Jane's grandson, son of Moses and Mary Bentley. Joseph is buried in Bentley Cemetery west of Barrett      Mountain in Alexander Co., NC.
  • William Bentley, was a grandson of Ben and Jane Bentley; he either being the son of Squire and Sarah (Hines) Bentley, born in 1814; or      the son of James and Elizabeth (Laws) Bentley, born in 1823. I tend to think it was William, born in 1814, as he would have been older at      the time of the sale in 1839.
  • William Hines was a son-in-law of Ben and Jane Bentley, he having married their daughter Mary Bentley on 23 Sept 1797 in Iredell Co.      NC. Both William and Mary are buried in Hines Cemetery, Alexander Co., NC.





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