From The Journey of David Pendleton Oakerhater, by K.B. Kueteman:
"On October 25, 1882, what many at Darlington thought to be the social event of the year took place. Reverend J.B. Wicks, in an Episcopal ceremony, united in holy matrimony Mr. David Pendleton and Miss Susie Anna Bent. Susie, whose Indian name was Nahepo (Smoking Woman), was fifteen years old. The Cheyenne Transporter reported that a large number of interested friends from the Agency and Post were present as well as a number of Cheyenne friends. Eleven days after her marriage, Susie was confirmed in the Episcopal Church by the visiting Right Reverend Henry Pierce, Missionary Bishop of Arkansas and Indian Territory".
I presume that Susie Bent was a descendant of William Bent. Can anyone tell me where she fitted into the Bent family tree?
Hello I am a very distant cousin of the Bents. My great grandmother was Lucy Bent and William and Charles Bent were her dad's great Uncles. Silas Jr. Bent and Abner Bent were brothers. While Silas Jr. moved on from Belpre, Ohio his brother Abner stayed on. I have a pretty complete history of the Bent's on my RootsWeb page under the name kerrstudio. George Bent did die in Colony, Oklahoma. Island was the third daughter of White or Grey Thunder the father and medicine man, keeper of the arrows. Owl Woman was William's first wife and as was the custom her sisters were taken into his care. Owl Woman died either giving birth to Julia or shortly after her birth. Yellow Woman became the second wife and Charles Bent was her son. Island was the youngest and helped raise the children. William's 3rd wife. After the Sand Creek massacre Yellow Woman and Island left William Bent and followed Charles and George to the Dog Soldiers. Also, I have seen somewhere, that she died at Sand Creek so there are conflicting stories about that. I am thrilled to have found this website and the photos I have found here. Thanks for posting!
Becky, Good to see you posting on this website. I have tried to find your writings on RootsWeb but it seems to be difficult to find it, except some fragments. Could you give a link to your writings on RootsWeb about the Bent's ? Or even better if you could post here on this website your history of the Bent's ?
It would be interesting to know more about the females in the family. Becky and/or anyone else:
1. Lucy Bent Do you know her Cheyenne name ? Did she follow Yellow Woman (and Island) after the Sand Creek Massacre to the camp of the Dog Soldiers ? Or did Lucy Bent stay with her father William Bent ? Did Lucy Bent got married ?
2. Yellow Woman Was it a permanent seperation of Yellow Woman and William Bent after the Sand Creek Massacre ? Did Yellow Woman marry another one than William Bent ?
3. wife of White Thunder/Grey Thunder Do you know her name ? Do you know her origin (Cheyenne ? Lakota ?) ?
4. Island Island, the third daughter of White Thunder/Grey Thunder. Is this the same Island as the one who married Roman Nose ?
Rootsweb is not too hard to navigate in once you know where to look. On the main page there is a list to the left that has family history pages. Enter it and type in a last name then first name of who you are looking for. It should bring up a list of family histories that people have entered. Mine is "The Tangled Web" under kerrstudio. So it would show up on the list if you entered William Bent.
I looked and I do not see a Lucy Bent as a daughter of William. Mary and Julia Bent were his only daughters by Owl Woman. Let me just give you what I have. Some of the information is newly added from information I found here on this site, some is from other family records found on RootsWeb.
William Bent was called Hook Nose by the Kiowa and Comanche Indians. All the Indians knew him. He met Wanders' band of Indians in 1842. Cynthia Ann Parker, called Naduah, was Wanderer's wife. (See the book "Ride the Wind, The story of Cynthia Ann Parker. The mother of Quannah Parker.) The Cheyenne called him Little White Man, they considered (Bill) Bent as one of their own. He married 1st Owl Woman, the daughter of their Cheif, Gray Thunder, then as was the custom he took into his home Yellow Woman and Island.
William and Charles Bent operated trading posts for years and the Indians trusted them as they trusted few white men. For the Story of William and Charles Bent see the book, "Bent's Fort" written by Lavender. Also see "Tragedy at Taos the Revolt of 1847" for a description of the events of Charles Bent's death. Some have claimed this is not entirely accurate but it gives the basic information about the event.
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ID: I00305 Name: William Bent 1 Sex: M Birth: 23 MAY 1809 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States 1 Death: 19 MAY 1869 in Purgatory River Ranch, Bent County, Colorado, United States 2 Burial: Las Animas Cemetery, Bent County, Colorado, United States 3 Note: Source:Local and Family Histories: New England, 1600-1900s William Bent's success in keeping the Indians under his control, thus making it possible for white men to come into the area and begin peaceful settlement, is undoubtedly Fort Bent's greatest contribution to history. Mr. Hurd states that when history has given men and their deeds "their proper appraisal, William Bent will be acclaimed 'The Peace Maker'." He cites testimony by William Bent before the Commission hearing reports on the Sand Creek Massacre-1865: "I have been living near the mouth of the Purgatoire on the Arkansas River, in Colorado Territory for the last 36 years." "If the matter were left to me, I would guarantee with my life that in three months I could have all the Indians along the Arkansas at peace, without the expense of war." And at the same hearing Kit Carson testified: "I believe that, if Colonel Bent and myself were authorized, we could make a solid, lasting peace with the Indians ... I have more confidence in the influence of Colonel Bent with the Indians than with my own." Mr. Hurd wrote: "It is commonly conceded that if Mr. Bent's warnings to men in authority had been heeded, and his advice followed, there would not have been any massacre at Sand Creek." Source: www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/bent.htm
William Bent (1809-1869) Part of a family that built the most extensive commercial network in the frontier southwest, William Bent outlived the days of trappers and traders, surviving to see his world destroyed by the relentless pressure of white expansion. Born in St. Louis in 1809, one of four sons of a Missouri Supreme Court Justice, William Bent followed his older brother, Charles, into the fur-trading business. William was trapping along the upper Arkansas river by age fifteen, and in 1829 he helped his brother take a wagon train of trade goods down the Santa Fe Trail. With a partner, the Bents soon formed a trading company that bought and sold across the southwest -- Mexican blankets, New Mexico sheep, buffalo robes from the Plains, pelts from the Rocky Mountains, horses, mules and all manner of manufactured goods. At the center of this network stood Bent's Fort, a massive adobe outpost on the north bank of the Arkansas River in present-day Colorado, which William Bent constructed in 1833 and where he served as field manager of the company's far-flung operations. Life at Bent's Fort involved prolonged contact with the Indian peoples of the southern Plains, and like many white traders and trappers, William Bent came to occupy a sort of cultural middle ground between the Indian and white worlds. In 1835 he married the Cheyenne Owl Woman, with whom he raised four children until her death in 1847. His two subsequent marriages were also to Indian women. At the same time, however, Bent's trade in government supplies gave him a quasi-official role within the region. In 1846, at the outbreak of the Mexican War, it was natural that Bent would be called on to guide General Phil Kearney's troops along the Santa Fe Trail into New Mexico. Three years later, it was perhaps Bent's assumption that the government would pay him back for all his services that caused him to blow up Bent's Fort rather than sell it to the army at what he considered an insultingly low price. In 1857, Bent constructed a new outpost thirty-eight miles downstream from his old fort, gathered a group of settlers and created the first permanent American colony in Colorado. Two years later, however, in 1859, the Pikes Peak gold rush brought a flood of Americans into the region, and Bent suddenly found himself cutoff from the middle ground on which he had operated for so long. As tensions rose between the expanding white community and the embattled Cheyenne, Bent strove mightily, both as an Indian agent for a brief time and as a private citizen, to maintain a measure of peace and mutual toleration. In the end, however, all his efforts failed. On November 29, 1864, Colonel John Chivington marched toward the Cheyenne's Sand Creek reservation, determined to destroy the Indians encamped there, a band led by the peace chief Black Kettle. Chivington posted a guard on William Bent to prevent him from warning the Cheyenne leader, and he forced Bent's son, Robert, to guide him to the site. There he and his volunteers slaughtered more than two hundred men, women and children, taking scalps and other grisly trophies which they later exhibited to cheering crowds in Denver. The Sand Creek Massacre turned William Bent's world upside down. Not only had his son Robert been made an unwilling accessory to the atrocity, Bent's other three children, Charles, Julia, and George, had been living in Black Kettle's encampment at the time of the attack. After the massacre, Robert, who moved much more in the white world, testified against Chivington, though to no avail. His brother Charles, meanwhile, joined the militant "Dog Soldiers," a group of young Cheyenne warriors committed to driving the Americans from their homeland by any means necessary. At one point Charles apparently tried to kill even his own father. William Bent, his heart broken, soon moved to Westport, Kansas, where he died in 1869. Yellow woman left with son Charles when he joined the Dog Soldiers.
from Sangres.com William and Charles Bent were sons of a wealthy and influential St. Louis judge. They could have lived lives of relative ease in St. Louis but they were drawn by the trading opportunities in the Arkansas River Valley. In 1829 they led a caravan to Santa Fe. A year later they formed Bent, St. Vrain & Company with Ceran St. Vrain, a Taos trader and ex-trapper. Charles directed the Santa Fe trade, taking up residence in Taos and taking seasonal trips to St. Louis. He married into a prominent Taoseno family and used his influence to increase trade between the Americans and the New Mexicans. In 1846, after General Stephen Watts Kearney took the territory with the Army of the West, Charles was appointed Provisional Governor of New Mexico. Shortly thereafter, he was killed in Taos in an uprising of Pueblo Indians and New Mexicans. (that's William Bent on the left.) William Bent was at home in the open country of the Upper Arkansas River. Disdaining the hoop-skirted women of St. Louis, in 1837 William married Owl Woman, daughter of a Cheyenne chief. After that, he was continually moving netween the two cultures (the Cheyennes knew him as "Little White Man") as he increasingly identified with his Cheyenne relatives.
Father: Silas Bent b: 16 MAY 1768 in Rutland, Massachusetts, United States Mother: Martha Kerr b: 8 JUN 1778 in Winchester, Virginia, United States Marriage 1 Owl Woman Children Charles Bent George Bent b: ABT 1843 Julia Bent Mary Bent Robert Bent
Sources: Title: Local and Family Histories: New England, 1600-1900s Author: Family Tree Maker CD Repository: Call Number: Media: Family Archive CD Title: Sangres.com Author: Sangres.com "Your daily does of the Wild West" Publication: sangres.com/history/bentstvrain.htm Repository: Call Number: Media: Electronic Title: Oklahoma's Historical Society Author: JOHN MURPHY Publication: Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 1, No. 3, June, 1923, REMINISCENCES OF THE WASHITA CAMPAIGN AND OF THE DARLINGTON INDIAN AGENCY. Repository: Note: digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v001/v001p259.html Call Number: Media: Electronic
William Bent married the sister of Owl Woman as well after Owl Woman's death. Her name was Yellow Woman.
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ID: I03186 Name: William Wells Bent 1 2 Sex: M Birth: 23 MAY 1809 1 2 Death: WFT Est. 1850-1900 1 2 Reference Number: I3186 Father: Silas Bent , Jr. b: WFT Est. 1752-1784 Mother: Martha Kerr b: WFT Est. 1760-1786 Marriage 1 Aransas (Owl Woman) b: WFT Est. 1799-1825 Married: WFT Est. 1840-1872 1 2 Children Robert Bent b: WFT Est. 1830-1859 Mary Bent b: 1838 George Bent b: 1843 Charles Bent b: 1847 Julia Bent b: WFT Est. 1830-1859 Marriage 2 Yellow Woman b: WFT Est. 1805-1825 Married: WFT Est. 1840-1874 1 2 Sources: Title: World Family Tree Vol. 2, Ed. 1 Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc. Publication: Release date: November 29, 1995 Note: Customer pedigree. Repository: Call Number: Media: Family Archive CD Page: Tree #3715 Text: Date of Import: Aug 8, 1998 Title: Lois Flowers - Genealogy Report re FLOWERS (Private Publication) Repository: Call Number: Media: Other Text: Date of Import: Jan 30, 1999
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ID: I3345 Name: William W. BENT Col. Surname: Bent Given Name: William W. Suffix: Col. Sex: M Birth: 23 May 1809 in St. Louis,,Missouri Death: 19 May 1869 in Purgatory River Ranch,Bent Co.,Colorado Burial: Las Animas Cemetary, Bent,Colorado _ UID: C590BF942295C6419C82EF4B8B65D733B875 Note: Buried Las Animas Cemetary,Bent county,Colorado. Established Bent Fort on the Arkansas River in South Eeastern Colorado to trade with the Cheyennes and other Plaines people. In 1859, Col. Bent was appointed United States Indian Agent for the Cheyennes and Arapahoes, but resigned the next year. Present with Kit Carson in October at the Treaty of the Little Arkansas. Change Date: 21 Apr 2006 at 02:24:11 Father: Silas BENT Mother: Martha KERR Marriage 1 Owl Woman Married: 1837 in ,,Colorado Children Mary BENT Robert BENT b: 1816 in ,Bent,Colroado George BENT Do-hah-en-no b: 7 Jul 1843 in ,Bent,Oklahoma Julia BENT Walking Women b: 1845 Marriage 2 Yellow Women Married: 1846 Children Charles BENT Marriage 3 Island Marriage 4 Adalina HARVEY Married: 1867 in Westport
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ID: I153 Name: William Bent Given Name: William Surname: Bent Name: "Little White Man" Given Name: "Little White Man" Surname: Sex: M Birth: 23 May 1809 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States Death: 19 May 1869 in Purgatory River ranch, Bent County, Colorado, United States Burial: Las Animas Cemtery, Bent County, Colorado, United States _UID: 57A40DE3A05A4D898084D92D0549A8823DCE Change Date: 19 Sep 2006 at 15:00 OBJE: FORM: jpg FILE: c:\Documents and Settings\msheyahs\My Documents\Caddo\family\williambent01.jpg Title: William Bent Note: Image from www.sangres.com/history/bentstvrain.htm _SCBK: Y _ TYPE: PHOTO OBJE: FORM: jpg FILE: c:\Documents and Settings\msheyahs\My Documents\Caddo\family\WillBent1.jpg Title: William Bent Note: Image from www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/bent.htm _SCBK: Y _ TYPE: PHOTO OBJE: FORM: jpg FILE: c:\Documents and Settings\msheyahs\My Documents\Caddo\family\W_bent.jpg Note: Image from www.coloradovacation.com/history/bents-fort.html _SCBK: Y _PRIM: Y _TYPE: PHOTO
Father: Silas Bent Mother: Martha Kerr Marriage 1 Yellow Woman Married: Change Date: 19 Sep 2006 Children Charles Bent b: 1845 Marriage 2 Owl Woman Married: 23 May 1809 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States Change Date: 19 Sep 2006 Children Robert Bent b: 1841 Julia Bent b: Abt 1847 Mary Bent b: Abt 1838 George Bent b: 7 Jul 1843 Marriage 3 Island Married: Change Date: 19 Sep 2006
Treaty of October 14, 1865 – Treaty of Little Arkansas River This page is part of a larger collection. Access the full collection at Indian Treaties Acts and Agreements. Search Fold3 for your Native American Records Given: Surname: Treaty of Little Arkansas River
Articles of a treaty made and concluded at the camp on the Little Arkansas River, in the State of Kansas, on the fourteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five, by and between John B. Sanborn, William S. Harney, Thomas Murphy, Kit Carson, William W. Bent, Jesse H. Leavenworth, and James Steele, commissioners on the part of the United States, and the undersigned, chiefs and head-men of and representing the confederate tribes of Arrapahoe and Cheyenne Indians of the Upper Arkansas River, they being duly authorized by their respective tribes to act in the premises.
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Article 1.It is agreed by the parties to this treaty that hereafter perpetual peace shall be maintained between the people and Government of the United States and the Indians parties hereto, and that the Indians parties hereto, shall forever remain at peace with each other, and with all other Indians who sustain friendly relations with the Government of the United States. For the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this article it is agreed that in case hostile acts or depredations are committed by the people of the United States, or by Indians on friendly terms with the United States, against the tribe or tribes, or the individual members of the tribe or tribes, who are parties to this treaty, such hostile acts or depredations shall not be redressed by a resort to arms, but the party or parties aggrieved shall submit their complaints through their agent to the President of the United States, and thereupon an impartial arbitration shall be had, under his direction, and the award thus made shall be binding on all parties interested, and the Government of the United States will in good faith enforce the same. And the Indians, parties hereto, on their part, agree, in case crimes or other violations of law shall be committed by any person or persons, members of their tribe, such person or persons shall, upon complaint being made, in writing, to their agent, superintendent of Indian affairs, or to other proper authority, by the party injured, and verified by affidavit, be delivered to the person duly authorized to take such person or persons into custody, to the end that such person or persons may be punished according to the laws of the United States.
Article 2.The United States hereby agree that the district of country embraced within the following limits, or such portion of the same as may hereafter be designated by the President of the United States for that purpose, viz: commencing at the mouth of the Red Creek or Red Fork of the Arkansas River; thence up said creek or fork to its source; thence westwardly to a point on the Cimarone River, opposite the mouth of Buffalo Creek; thence due north to the Arkansas River; thence down the same to the beginning, shall be, and is hereby, set apart for the absolute and undisturbed use and occupation of the tribes who are parties to this treaty, and of such other friendly tribes as they may from time to time agree to admit among them, and that no white person, except officers, agents, and employees of the Government, shall go upon or settle within the country embraced within said limits, unless formerly admitted and incorporated into some one of the tribes lawfully residing there, according to its laws and usages: Provided, however, That said Indians shall not be required to settle upon said reservation until such time as the United States shall have extinguished all claims of title thereto on the part of other Indians, so that the Indians parties hereto may live thereon at peace with all other tribes: Provided, however, That as soon as practicable, with the assent of said tribe, the President of the United States shall designate for said tribes a reservation, no part of which shall be within the State of Kansas, and cause them as soon as practicable to remove to and settle thereon, but no such reservation shall be designated upon any reserve belonging to any other Indian tribe or tribes without their consent.
The Indians parties hereto, on their part, expressly agree to remove to and accept as their permanent home the country embraced within said limits whenever directed so to do by the President of the United States, in accordance with the provisions of this treaty, and that they will not go from said country for hunting or other purposes without the consent in writing of their agent or other authorized person, such written consent in all cases specifying the purpose for which such leave is granted, and shall be borne with them upon their excursions as evidence that they are rightfully away from their reservation, and shall be respected by all officers, employees, and citizens of the United States as their sufficient safeguard and protection against injury or damage in person or property by any and all persons whomsoever.
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It is further agreed by the Indians parties hereto that when absent from their reservation they will refrain from the commission of any depredations or injuries to the person or property of all persons sustaining friendly relations with the Government of the United States; that they will not, while so absent, encamp by day or night within ten miles of any of the main traveled routes or roads through the country to which they go, or of the military posts, towns, or villages therein, without the consent of the commanders of such military posts, or of the civil authorities of such towns or villages; and that henceforth they will, and do hereby, relinquish all claims or rights in and to any portion of the United States or Territories, except such as is embraced within the limits aforesaid, and more especially their claims and rights in and to the country bounded as follows, viz: beginning at the junction of the north and south forks of the Platte River; thence up the north fork to the top of the principal range of the Rocky Mountains, or to the Red Buttes; thence southwardly along the summit of the Rocky Mountains to the headwaters of the Arkansas River; thence down the Arkansas River to the Cimarone crossing of the same; thence to the place of beginning; which country they claim to have originally owned, and never to have relinquished the title thereto.
Article 3.It is further agreed that until the Indians parties hereto have removed to the reservation provided for by the preceding article in pursuance of the stipulations thereof, said Indians shall be, and they are hereby, expressly permitted to reside upon and range at pleasure throughout the unsettled portions of that part of the country they claim as originally theirs, which lies between the Arkansas and Platte Rivers; and that they shall and will not go elsewhere, except upon the terms and conditions prescribed by the preceding article in relation to leaving the reservation thereby provided for: Provided, That the provisions of the preceding article in regard to encamping within ten miles of main traveled routes, military posts, towns, and villages shall be in full force as to occupancy of the country named and permitted by the terms of this article: Provided, further, That they, the said Indians, shall and will at all times during such occupancy, without delay, report to the commander of the nearest military post the presence in or approach to said country of any hostile bands of Indians whatsoever.
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Article 4.It is further agreed by the parties hereto that the United States may lay off and build through the reservation, provided for by Article 2 of this treaty, such roads or highways as may be deemed necessary; and may also establish such military posts within the same as may be found necessary in order to preserve peace among the Indians, and in order to enforce such laws, rules, and regulations as are now, or may from time to time be, prescribed by the President and Congress of the United States for the protection of the rights of persons and property among the Indians residing upon said reservation; and further, that in time of war such other military posts as may be considered essential to the general interests of the United States may be established: Provided, however, That upon the building of such roads, or establishment of such military posts, the amount of injury sustained by reason thereof by the Indians inhabiting said reservation shall be ascertained under direction of the President of the United States, and thereupon such compensation shall be made to said Indians as in the judgment of the Congress of the United States may be deemed just and proper.
Article 5.At the special request of the Cheyenne and Arrapahoe Indians, parties to this treaty, the United States agree to grant, by patent in fee-simple, to the following-named persons, all of whom are related to the Cheyennes or Arrapahoes by blood, to each an amount of land equal to one section of six hundred and forty acres, viz: To Mrs. Margaret Wilmarth and her children, Virginia Fitzpatrick, and Andrew Jackson Fitzpatrick; to Mrs. Mary Keith and her children, William Keith, Mary J. Keith, and Francis Keith; to Mrs. Matilda Pepperdin and her child, Miss Margaret Pepperdin; to Robert Poisal and John Poisal; to Edmund Guerrier, Rosa Guerrier, and Julia Guerrier; to William W. Bent’s daughter, Mary Bent Moore, and her three children, Adia Moore, William Bent Moore, and George Moore; to William W. Bent’s children, George Bent, Charles Bent, and Julia Bent; to A-ma-che, the wife of John Prowers, and her children, Mary Prowers and Susan Prowers; to the children of Ote-se-ot-see, wife of John Y. Sickles, viz: Margaret, Minnie, and John; to the children of John S. Smith, interpreter, William Gilpin Smith, and daughter Armama; to Jenny Lind Crocker, daughter of Ne-sou-hoe, or Are-you-there, wife of Lieutenant Crocker; to – Winsor, daughter of Tow-e-nah, wife of A. T. Winsor, Sutler, formerly at Fort Lyon. Said lands to be selected under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, from the reservation established by the 1st article of their treaty of February 18, A. D. 1861: Provided, That said locations shall not be made upon any lands heretofore granted by the United States to any person, State, or corporation, for any purpose.
Article 6.The United States being desirous to express its condemnation of, and, as far as may be, repudiate the gross and wanton out-rages perpetrated against certain bands of Cheyenne and Arrapahoe Indians, on the twenty-ninth day of November, A. D. 1864, at Sand Creek, in Colorado Territory, while the said Indians were at peace with the United States, and under its flag, whose protection they had by lawful authority been promised and induced to seek, and the Government being desirous to make some suitable reparation for the injuries then done, will grant three hundred and twenty acres of land by patent to each of the following-named chiefs of said bands, viz: Moke-ta-ve-to, or Black Kettle; Oh-tah-ha-ne-so-weel, or Seven Bulls; Alik-ke-home-ma, or Little Robe; Moke-tah-vo-ve-hoe, or Black White Man; and will in like manner grant to each other person of said bands made a widow, or who lost a parent upon that occasion, one hundred and sixty acres of land, the names of such persons to be ascertained under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That said grants shall be conditioned that all devises, grants, alienations, leases, and contracts relative to said lands, made or entered into during the period of fifty years from the date of such patents, shall be unlawful and void. Said lands shall be selected under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior within the limits of country hereby set apart as a reservation for the Indians parties to this treaty, and shall be free from assessment and taxation so long as they remain inalienable. The United States will also pay in United States securities, animals, goods, provisions, or such other useful articles as may, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, be deemed best adapted to the respective wants and conditions of the persons named in the schedule hereto annexed, they being present and members of the bands who suffered at Sand Creek, upon the occasion aforesaid, the sums set opposite their names, respectively, as a compensation for property belonging to them, and then and there destroyed or taken from them by the United States troops aforesaid.
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Article 7.The United States agree that they will expend annually during the period of forty years, from and after the ratification of this treaty, for the benefit of the Indians who are parties hereto, and of such others as may unite with them in pursuance of the terms hereof, in such manner and for such purposes as, in the judgment of the Secretary of the Interior, for the time being, will best sub serve their wants and interests as a people, the following amounts, that is to say, until such time as said Indians shall be removed to their reservation, as provided for by Article 2 of this treaty, an amount which shall be equal to twenty dollars per capita for each person entitled to participate in the beneficial provisions of this treaty, and from and after the time when such removal shall have been accomplished, an amount which shall be equal to forty dollars per capita for each person entitled as aforesaid. Such proportion of the expenditure provided for by this article as may be considered expedient to distribute in the form of annuities shall be delivered to said Indians as follows, viz: one-third thereof during the spring, and two-thirds thereof during the autumn of each year.
For the purpose of determining from time to time the aggregate amount to be expended under the provisions of this article, it is agreed that the number entitled to its beneficial provisions the coming year is two thousand eight hundred, and that an accurate census of the Indians entitled shall be taken at the time of the annuity payment in the spring of each year by their agent or other person designated for that purpose by the Secretary of the Interior, which census shall be the basis on which the amount to be expended the next ensuing year shall be determined.
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Article 8.The Indians parties to this treaty expressly covenant and agree that they will use their utmost endeavor to induce that portion of the respective tribes not now present to unite with them and accede to the provisions of this treaty, which union and accession shall be evidenced and made binding on all parties whenever such absentees shall have participated in the beneficial provisions of this treaty.
Article 9.Upon the ratification of this treaty all former treaties are hereby abrogated.
In testimony whereof, the said Commissioners as aforesaid, and the undersigned chiefs and headmen of the confederated tribes of the Arrapahoes and Cheyennes of the Upper Arkansas, have hereunto set their hands and seals, at the place and on the day and year first hereinbefore written. John B. Sanborn Wm. S. Harney Thos. Murphy Kit Carson Wm. W. Bent J. H. Leavenworth James Steele
Commissioners on the part of the United States
Moke-ta-ve-to, or Black Kettle, head chief, his x mark Oh-to-ah-ne-so-to-wheo, or Seven Bulls, chief, his x mark Hark-kah-o-me, or Little Robe, chief, his x mark Moke-tah-vo-ve-ho, or Black White Man, chief, his x mark Mun-a-men-ek, or Eagle’s Head, headman, his x mark O-to-ah-nis-to, or Bull that Hears, headman, his x mark
On the part of the Cheyennes
Oh-has-tee, or Little Raven, head chief, his x mark Oh-hah-mah-hah, or Storm, chief, his x mark Pah-uf-pah-top, or Big Mouth, chief, his x mark Ah-cra-kah-tau-nah, or Spotted Wolf, chief, his x mark Ah-nah-wat-tan, or Black Man, headman, his x mark Nah-a-nah-cha, or Chief in Everything, headman, his x mark. Chi-e-nuk, or Haversack, headman, his x mark
On the part of the Arrapahoe Signed and sealed in the presence of
John S. Smith, United States Interpreter W. R. Irwin, Secretaries O. T. Atwood, Secretaries S. A. Kingman, Secretaries D. C. McNeil E. W. Wynkoop Bon. H. Van Havre J. E. Badger W. W. Rich
N. B.The Apache tribe was brought into the provisions of the above treaty by the second article of the treaty with the Apaches, Cheyennes and Arrapahoes, proclaimed May 26, 1866.
At the special request of the Cheyenne and Arrapahoe Indians, parties to this treaty, the United States agree to grant, by patent in fee-simple, to the following-named persons, all of whom are related to the Cheyenne or Arrapaho by blood, to each an amount of land equal to one section of six hundred and forty acres, viz:
To Mrs. Margaret Wilmarth and her children Virginia Fitzpatrick, and Andrew Jackson Fitzpatrick Mrs. Mary Keith and her children William Keith, Mary J. Keith, and Francis Keith Mrs. Matilda Pepperdin and her child Miss Margaret Pepperdin Robert Poisal and John Poisal Edmund Guerrier, Rosa Guerrier, and Julia Guerrier William W. Bent’s daughter, Mary Bent Moore, and her three children Adia Moore William Bent Moore, and George Moore William W. Bent’s children, George Bent, Charles Bent, and Julia Bent A-ma-che, the wife of John Prowers, and her children, Mary Prowers and Susan Prowers Children of Ote-se-ot-see, wife of John Y. Sickles, viz: Margaret, Minnie, and John Children of John S. Smith, interpreter, William Gilpin Smith, and daughter Armama Jenny Lind Crocker, daughter of Ne-sou-hoe, or Are-you-there, wife of Lieutenant Crocker ________ Winsor, daughter of Tow-e-nah, wife of A. T. Winsor, sutler, formerly at Fort Lyon
Said lands to be selected under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, from the reservation established by the 1st article of their treaty of February 18, A. D. 1861: Provided, That said locations shall not be made upon any lands heretofore granted by the United States to any person, State, or corporation, for any purpose.
Mary Kiazesa Washee Bent b. 1836 d. 6 may 1878 near Las Anamas, Bent Co., CO m. 1860 to Robinson M. Moore b. 26 Aug 1833 New Haven, Huron Co. OH d. Autumn of 1894 Children are as follows: William Bent Moore No Further Information (NFI) George T. Moore NFI Ada M. b. 15 Jan 1861 d. 2 May 1941 m1. John W. Jay children: John R. Jay and George Jay Los Animas Co., CO m.2 Harry Lauritz Lubers child Harry Lauritz Lubers, Jr. Nellie H. married ? Davis Daisy M. married Burr R. Lakin of Los Angles, CA Agnes d. 1918 Denver, CO, m. 1 ? Monroe child Robert Monroe m.2 Harry Bailey
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ID: I00315 Name: Robert Bent 1 2 Sex: M Death: 1889 2 Father: William Bent b: 23 MAY 1809 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States Mother: Owl Woman Marriage 1 Cedar Woman Children Jesse Bent
This information is from Anns Rootsweb information. "Died 29 Oct 1841, at the age of 25 yrs old. burried near the Fort. remains moved to St. Louis, Missouri." Note I saw this grave and a few others when I visited the site of the rebuilt Old Bents' Fort in the 1970's on vacation with my family. However, when I returned a few years ago to tour the Rebuilt Fort the small graveyard was no longer there. Becky Was With Col. Chivington at the Sand Creek Massacre 29 Nov 1864, Colorado.
I believe is is partly correct but Ann has Robert, one of William Bents brothers who died of Tuberculosis while visiting or living at Bent's Old Fort on 29 Oct 1841 confused with William and Owl Woman's son Robert who was forced to lead Col. Chivington and his men to Sand Creek while the military held William hostage in his own fort so he could not warn the Cheyenne and Arapaho of their surprise attack.
Ran his father's ranch for some time his name is in the account book of J.W. Powers in Las Animas, 1869. Married a Cheyenne girl.
RootsWeb Anns site, firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Anne Nicholson UID: 13FCAFBD7ED062458F4872958A5FF391BBF9 George Bent Taken from her notes: Children Neal, Willie, Mary, Daisy - Courtesy Smithsonian Insitute He was a Cheyenne Warrior and before that a Civil War Veteran. As an old man he sat in a government office writing out his memoirs during the slower bits of bureacratic business following news of the First World War in the New Yord Times. Born in a Cheyenne Camp near his Father's Fort Bent, Colorado. His mother died when he was three years old. His mother's sister Island married his Father and raised him. At the age of 10 years old, George was sent off to Westport, Missouri, to be enrolled in school and then, a few years later to St. Louis for a few more years of schooling. He enlisted in the confederate Army in St. Louis. He saw combat in Missiouri, Arkansas, and Mississippi, he was captured, returned to St. Louis with other prisoners of war, spotted aby a friend while being marched through the streets, and freed on parole after his older brother Robert intervened with some high-placed old family friends, including General Fremont. George was in Black Kettle's camp at Sand Creek on 29 Nov 1864 when Chivington's Colorado volunteers attacked without warning and massacred more than 150 Cheyennes and some smaller number of Arapahoes. George was shot in the hip, but survived. Many Cheyenne warrior battles followed, George was among them. Julesburg, Colorado in January and February 1865, Platte Bridge in Wyoming in July 1865. Powder River Montana, in September 1865. He was present at Medicine Lodge Treaty Council in 1967. "Making Medicine Against "White Man's Side of Story "Goerge Bent's Letters to Geroge Hyde-Journal Title: American Indian Quartlerly, VOlume: 24, Issue: 1. Publication Year: 2000. Page Number: 65 Questia Media America, Inc., www.questia.com Died near Bent's Fort, near LaJunta, Bent County, Colorado and remains were later moved to St. Louis, Missouri. Cheyenne Allotment #227 Sand Creek Massacre National Historical Site = People George Bent George Bent, son of pioneer William Bent and Owl Woman, a Cheyenne, was in Black Kettle's village at Sand Creek. Bent described the Sand Creek massacre in letters written to historians George Grinnell and George Hyde. On March 15, 1905 Betn wrote: "Chivington attacked village early in morning. I had not got out of bed when I heard soldiers were coming. When I went out of the lodge I seen soldiers charging towards the village. One company went around east side of the camp and one company west side." On April 30, 1913 Bent wrote: "About 53 men were killed and 110 women and children killed, 163 in all killed. Lots of men, women and children were wounded...The village was on north side of Sand Creek, about 146 lodges of Cheyennes,,, Women and children ran up bed of Sand Creek about 2I/2 miles and dug pits under bank in sand." When Bent passed away on May 19, 1918, he was survived by six children, Mary, William, Daisy, Lucy, George Jr., and Julia. Magpie, his wife, died May 10, 1886. Bent's other wives, Kiowa Woman and Standing Out, passed in 1913 and 1945.
ID: I00316 Name: George Bent 1 2 Sex: M Birth: ABT 1843 Death: MAY 1918 in Colony, Oklahoma, United States 2 3 Note: from Sangres.com
George Bent was the son of William Bent and Owl Woman. He spoke English and Cheyenne fluently and attended the finest schools in St. Louis as a boy. As a young man he enlisted in the Confederate army to fight alongside Choctaws and Cherokees. In 1864, at the age of 21, George was captured and paroled home (meaning back to Colorado, no more war). He sought a safe haven with his mother at Black Kettle's camp on Sand Creek but he was still there on November 29, 1864 when Colonel John M. Chivington and his soldiers made a killing sweep through the peaceful camp. Owl Woman and his brother were killed, he was badly wounded. He remembered the night following the attack as: "the worst I ever went through. There we were on that bleak, frozen plain, without any shelter and not a stick of wood to build a fire with. Most of us were wounded and half-naked. From that time on," he said, "both in war and in peace, I have been with the Cheyennes." George vowed to avenge the massacre and joined with the Dog Soldiers in attacks on freight trains, towns, ranches and military posts. In 1866 he married Magpie, Black Kettle's niece and they had two children.
Note: Yellow Woman was killed at Sand Creek I think Owl Woman had already died before the Sand Creek event. I found that information on a Cheyenne site that listed those killed at Sand Creek. Please correct me if I am wrong about this. Becky
Father: William Bent b: 23 MAY 1809 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States Mother: Owl Woman
Marriage 1 Standing Out Children Charles Bent Mary Bent William Bent Daisy Bent Lucy Bent
Marriage 2 Magpie </cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=travischristenso&id=I00346> Children Ada Bent
Marriage 3 Kiowa Woman Children George Bent Julia Bent Neal Bent Nellie Bent
The Watonga Republican Newspaper, June 24, 1998. Sand Creek Survivors Moved To Cherry Creek. By John Sipes. On November 29, 1864, Col. John Chivington at sunrise attacked a Cheyenne village on Sand Creek in southeast Colorado. "The Wutapiu clan headed by Black Kettle was the sufferer of most lives lost. The Heviqsnipahis clan headed by Sand Hill had the least loss of lives, mainly because they were camped farther down on Sand Creek. Yellow Wolfs Hevhaitaniu clan lost about half of their people. Yellow Wolf was killed with his people in this camp.He was 85 years old and he also lost his brother, Big Man. The Oivimana clan also lost half its people. White Antelope with his clan of Hisometainio lost many people. Chief One Eye (Lone Bear) was killed with many of his band.The Suthai clan lost a few people." (George Bent Letters). The people ran up Sand Creek to escape and the soldiers fought with them at different points for about 5 miles. This lasted for about 6 hours. Some sources say the pursuit lasted for about 10 miles up Sand Creek by the soldiers. Major Anthony stated the fight went on for 5 hours up the creek. George Bent stated the soldiers stopped fighting and killing the people at 5:00 in the evening. "The rifle pits dug by the people were about 2 miles up the creek. The butchery of the people took place during the initial attack when the warriors were pinned down in the rifle pits." (Little Bear, survivor, to George Bent). The plunder of the camp lasted about two days after the Cheyennes had fled. Chivington then marched down the Arkansas River to attack the Arapahoes, but they had fled their camps and went to the camps of the Kiowas and the Comanches south of the Arkansas River. Chivington stated he left 400-600 dead Cheyennes at Sand Creek. Ed Guerrier, who was with the Cheyennes for about four weeks afterwards, said there were 148 missing, 60 being men and the rest women and children. George Bent, 25 years later, stated to Samuel F.Tappan by letter that 137 Cheyennes were killed: 8 were men and the rest were women and children. Ten men who were present at the massacre put the dead at 150-200. The Cheyennes with the wounded fled to a large Dog Soldier camp located at the Big Timbers (Headwaters of the Smoky Hill River). After a few days they moved to a large Sioux camp on the Solomon River. From here the camp moved to Cherry Creek, a tributary that flows into the South Fork of the Repiblican River. Here the camps consisted of Spotted Tails and Pawnee Killers Sioux. Some Northern Arapahoe were also camped on Cherry Creek. The war pipe had been sent out to the Sioux tribes camps before the Cheyenne left Big Timbers encampment. The Dog Soldiers and the Northern Arapahoes also smoked the war pipe. All who smoked the war pipe and the Sand Creek survivors gathered at Cherry Creek formed a village of about 1000 lodges strong. On January 1, 1865, the chiefs decided to attack Julesburg, Colorado, located on the South Platte River in the extreme northeast corner of Colorado. Around 1000 strong they moved from Cherry Creek to Julesburg, taking along women with extra horses to help carry back the plunder to camp. Camp Rankin, a small Army post stood just up the Lodge Pole Creek from Julesburg. It presented no problem to the Indians. On January 7, 1865, the town was attacked and much plunder taken. It took three days to get back to camp on Cherry Creek. The Cheyennes stayed on Cherry Creek some days and on January 15 they broke camp and moved to White Butte Creek, half way between the South Fork of the Republican and the South Fork of the Platte River. The Army, under Brigadier Gen. Mitchell, scoured the Platte, Medicine Creek, Red Willow, Blackwood, White Mans Fork, Stinking Water and Ten-Mile Creeks. They camped at Big Timbers and went to White Butte, but the Cheyennes had already left. Mitchell finally went down the Republican never finding the Cheyennes. Black Kettle left the camps at White Butte with 80 lodges heading south of the Arkansas to join the Southern Arapahoes, kiowas, and Comanches. That same spring they met with the Government officials and the Army and signed a treaty at the Little Arkansas River. Cherry Creek is where the plains war between the Indians and the whites began. The war lasted 12 years and culminated at the Little Big Horn River in Montana in 1876 with the Custer fight. On September 8, 1990, Tobe Zweygardt, of St. Francis, Kansas, Cheyenne County (Kansas) historian and metal sclptor, held a dedication ceremony in honor of the Cheyenne survivors of the Sand Creek Massacre. Metal sculptors designed by Tobe and placed at the Cherry Creek site to honor the survivors were also dedicated. Descendants of those survivors, John Sipes and his family, participated. John Sipes mother, Cleo Wilson Sipes, cried as she looked on the site and remembered the sufferings of her people as passed down through oral history. John spoke at the dedication thanking Tobe and the people of western Kansas for the memorial and honoring those that died and suffered and were wounded at Sand Creek.
Source: Sand Creek Massacre 1864/ the Families Stories by John Sipes ( Family Oral Stories In Interviews And Stories Told To John Sipes On Sand Creek Massacre (1864) and the Lodge Pole (Washita) Massacre (1868) By Family Elders): Verna Standing Bird Yellow Cloud, Wilbur Standing Bird, Cleo Sipes, Woodrow Goose, Sherman Goose, Pete Bird Chief, Jr., Gladys Red Bird Beartusk Barton, Prairie Woman Red Bird, Small Back Snake, No-wa-hy (Cora Prairie Chief Flynn), Susie Standing Bird Reynolds, Everett Wilson, and my many gt. aunts and gt. uncles of the Standing Bird and Medicine Water extended family that took time to share stories with me on Cheyenne history and culture. These oral stories were handed down from Medicine Water, Man on Cloud, Iron Shirt, Measure Woman Standing Bird, Sprinkle Horse Woman, Standing Bird, Goose, Little Woman Curious Horn, White Buffalo Woman Goose, Bird Chief, Woista (White Girl Beartusk Wilson), John Wilson, Man Riding on Cloud and many other elders of the family. The research on the Sand Creek Massacre of families who were there should include the families who are related by intermarriage to the Sioux and still today live on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Other Sioux Sand Creek descendants have been traced to link with Cheyenne families through the research of Ruby Bushyhead and John Sipes and the Donald J. Berthrong Collection. Not all the Northern Cheyennes from Montana will be descendants of Sand Creek Massacre. Only certain bands of the Cheyennes were located on the Arkansas River (Colorado) during the time of Sand Creek and the other bands of Cheyennes were located on the North Platte River and Powder River areas. home.epix.net/~landis/sandcreek.html
Carson-Bent-Boggs Geneology Page 100 States George Bent married an Indian woman named Blackbird. Said to have lived and died among the Indians. His name also appears in J.W. Powers account book in Las Animas, CO in 1869. George once said his mother was Owl Woman and his Charles Bent was his half-brother.
Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent -- Caught between the Worlds of the Indian and the White Man (review) James Lieker
From: Civil War History Volume 50, Number 3, September 2004 pp. 328-329 | 10.1353/cwh.2004.0050
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ID: I00317 Name: Julia Bent 1 Sex: F ALIA: Walking Woman/ Father: William Bent b: 23 MAY 1809 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States Mother: Owl Woman Marriage 1 Ed Guerrier Children William Guerrier Annie Guerrier Florence Guerrier
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ID: I3351 Name: Julia BENT Walking Women Surname: Bent Given Name: Julia Suffix: Walking Women Sex: F Birth: 1845 _UID: 85C2B3219A4E8240B5C6C1E2624480535CB4
Note: Teacher at Cheyenne Agency School, Darlington, Oklahoma in 1893. Escaped Sand Creek Massacre 29 Nov, 1864, Bent Colorado.
1887 Cheyenne Census, Darlington, Oklahoma Cheyenne Allotment # 366 & 367. Change Date: 21 Apr 2006 at 02:14:54 Father: William W. BENT Col. b: 23 May 1809 in St. Louis,,Missouri Mother: Owl Woman Marriage 1 Edmund GUERRIER b: 1840 in North Platt River,,Colorado Married: 1875 in ,,Oklahoma
Children William GUERRIER Yellow White Man b: 1881 Annie GUERRIER b: 1886 Florence GUERRIER
They lived in Darlington Indian Territory, Oklahoma.
Saturday, August 2, 2008 Edmund Guerrier and Julia Bent
This family tree is from the Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site and displays children of William Bent. His daughter Julia was married to Edmund Guerrier. Julia and Edmund were both present at the Sand Creek Massacre (1864) along with her brothers George Bent and Charles Bent. Julia, Edmund, George, and Charles all survived the massacre. Posted by Dee Cordry at 4:35 PM
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ID: I159 Name: Charles Bent Given Name: Charles Surname: Bent Name: Pe-ki-ree ("White Hat") Given Name: Pe-ki-ree ("White Hat") Surname: Sex: M Birth: 1845 Death: Y _UID: 9C1CE4B088254F8CA1F498DEC87F4680EC08 Change Date: 9 Jan 2008 at 09:38 Father: William Bent b: 23 May 1809 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States Mother: Yellow Woman
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ID: I39579 Name: Charles BENT Sex: M Birth: 1845 Death: 1868 Father: William Wells BENT b: 23 MAY 1809 in Saint Louis, St Louis, MO Mother: Yellow WOMAN
As it usually works I was looking for information on my daughter-in-laws family and stumbled across this book on Heritage Quest. It has been a great source of information on the Carson's, Bent's and Boggs lines. Source: Carson-Bent-Boggs Genelogy
Quoting from the text on page 101 Charles Bent, born 1847 (Lavender) also given as 1848/9, d. 1868, lived and died among the Indians; called "the worst desperado of the plains." I guess Grandma Kerr had her handed down story right.
I found this information on Wikipedia 2013: All of Bent's grown children survived the massacre. Robert Bent testified in court against Chivington, who had forced him to guide the soldiers to the Cheyenne village. His brothers Charles and George Bent joined the Dog Soldiers band, as did Yellow Woman, who left William Bent to go with her son Charles. The Dog Soldiers led continuing resistance to drive the European Americans from the Cheyenne homeland. Charles Bent was later killed by scouts for the U.S. Army.
Charley Bent fought with the Dog Soldiers. I believe that George Bent did as well, but that he was a bit reticent about admitting how far he participated in the various raids!
According to Halaas & Masich, Charley died in November 1867, following a run in with "US scouts". He would have been about twenty-two.
If he was Susie's father, she would only have been one month old at the time.
I have a note that Charley married a woman called Island, but I understand that Susie's mother was Little Woman.
Craig Moore at the NPS at Bent's Fort has been doing quite a lot of work on the Bent family.
The Bent family has it 's early roots in Wayhill, Penton Grafton, Southhamps, England. Edward Bent b. 1509 and wife Anne Joan b. 1513 with child John b. 1535. Taken in part from "The Bent Family in America", by Allen H. Bent; printed in Boston by David Clapp & Son 1900.
"The English Antecendents of American Bents.
In the western part of the county of Hants, or Hampshire, in the south of England, 22 or 23 miles north of "storied Southampton," and about 70 miles southwest from London, between Salisbury Plain and the South Downs, lies the little Hamlet of Penton-Grafton in the parish of Weyhill. It is a small but ancient place, held originally by the Abbey of Greistain and later on by the family of Chaucer, the poet, whose granddaughter gave it to the hospital of Ewelme.
The country is a sort of undulating plain, delightfully green and fertile. Many of the houses as well as the roadside walls are covered by a heavy thatch. The little parish church, with its red-tiled roof and ivy-grown walls, in the mist of the country churchyard is not unlike the one made famous by Gray's Elegy.
The parish records do not begin until the year 1564 (the year Shakespere was born), and the name of Bent is found on the first page, "Ede Bent filia Joannis bent baptizata est xvj Septembris 1564." At venerable Winchester, less than 20 miles away, the capitol of Alfred and Canute, where Sir Walter Raleigh was tried and good old Izaak Walton died, are Bent wills dating back to 1519, among them an Edward Bent, 1558; but the first one of the family of whom we have definate knowledge of is John Bent, who died in Penton-Grafton, in 1588, in the 30th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, leaving a widow Edith, who died in the summer of 1601."
Coats-of-Arms The three coats-of-arms described in Sir Bernard Burke's "General Armory of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales" (1884), are as follows: Bent of Basford House, Staffordshire, formerly from Lancashire: coat-of-arms, --- azure on fease or, between six besants three torteux. Crest---a demi-lion azure holding between his paws a bezant. Motto--- nee temere nec timide.
Bent of Wrexham Lodge, Buckinghamshire, originally from Devonshire: coat-of-arms---per pale azure and gules on a fesse engrailed or, between six besants, a lion's head erased of the second between two annulets of the first. Crest---a demi-lion rampant per fesse azure and gules gorged with a coller indented and holding between the paws a bull's head embossed or. Motto--- Tutamen Deus. This coat-of-arms is the result of a combination of some other with the preceeding. Of the thrid coat-of-arms no details are given. The description in short and simple---gules, a fret or. Perhaps this belonged to the Shropshire family referred to by Rev. F. C. Bent of London. It is needless to add that none of the American Bents are entitled to coat armor, which is entirely foreign to American ideas and institutions.
I have not posted the more current information to the RootsWeb sight so it is not as up to date as my history on my computer. Once I have finished digging on this new information I will update it again. I started this history in 2000 when I hurt my back and could not work. At that time RootsWeb was the only free site I could find. Since that time it has been bought out by Ancestry.com and all the information that people entered on rootsweb is now available on their web site if you are a member. I am still not a member of Ancestry. So basically they are selling our histories. Sound familiar. LOL
This is it for today as I have more to accomplish at home. If you could point me to the right Lucy I would be happy to post more when I have the time. Sincerely, Becky
Lucy Bent was the daughter of George Bent and Standing Out Woman . George got known to Standing Out Woman not until 1878, for Standing Out Woman came with Little Chief`s band from the North to Oklahoma by the end of that year . Therefore, Lucy was born not before or around 1880 or later. Lucy was married to Otto Little Man.
Yellow Woman left William Bent after the Sand Creek massacre. She was killed on August 16, 1865 by Pawnee scouts. ( the Battle of Powder River )
Island became the primary caregiver for Owl Woman's children. She did not want to stay in the Bent's new stone fort, nor did she want the children there. In February 1854, Bent had her lodge moved to just outside the new fort. She later left William Bent for Joe Baraldo.
Island was not the same Island, who married Roman Nose .
Thanks for the added information cinemo. I appreciate it.
The children I have listed for George Bent and Standing Out Woman are: Mary b. 1879 William Henry [Willie] b. 1885 Neal Daisy Lucille b. 1895
So I would guess Lucille is Lucy and I have no further information on Lucy. I will add Otto Little Man. I do have that Mary Bent Married Washee and they had a son, Elwood Washee. William Henry [Willie] married Ellen ? in 1926 born in 1894 in South Dakota. Their children are Lucille b. 1927 and William Henry Bent Jr. no birth date. Lucille b. 1927 married ? Lemmon and their children are Robert Sandra and Debbie.
I just finished reading The Life of Charles Bent and added and changed a few things I had wrong in my history. I also got Halfbreed and intend to start reading it tomorrow or yet this evening. Becky