Charity <I>Eighmy</I> Bentley

Charity Eighmy Bentley

Birth
Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Death 29 Apr 1877 (aged 76–77)
Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Burial Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 131952901 · View Source
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Please note: There is as yet no proof that Charity is buried in this cemetery as records are very shoddy but there are 5-6 unmarked graves extending from Stephen Bentley's large family grouping that have carved stone "B's" between each pair of graves. Since they died in Sandy Creek and are not buried near any of their children, it is likely they are buried with Stephen's family.

Born in Town of Milton (Saratoga Springs), Saratoga County. Pardon, Charity and their son, Hiram, moved to Oswego County about 1826 settling outside Pulaski on a farm next door to Pardon's brother, Elias. Several of his brothers and half brothers had already settled in this area thanks to the Constable Purchase.
Pardon was a farmer and also had a woodworking shop making cabinets on his farm. They had four daughters there: Harriet, Marietta, Sarah and Eliza. In 1852 they moved to Constantia living on the southern shore of Panther Lake. In 1867 they sold that farm and moved, first to Adams, NY (1870) and then by 1875 into the village of Sandy Creek living around the corner from Pardon's brother, Stephen Bentley. Stephan was married to Diana Eighmy, sister to Charity so they each had a sibling in town
Charity was the daughter of George Peter (Potor) Eighmy (believed killed in the War of 1812) and Mary Miller who moved to live with Stephen and Diana Bentley in 1830 in Sandy Creek and died there in 1858 and may also be buried in this cemetery with Stephen's family.
Charity's death was published in the Jefferson County Journal on May 9, 1877.


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  • Created by: Robert Steingraber
  • Added: 27 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131952901
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charity Eighmy Bentley (1800–29 Apr 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131952901, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Robert Steingraber (contributor 46932965) .