Bentleysville was a rural community of three hundred persons in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1868. It had grown around a mill that Sheshbazzar Bentley Junior and Senior operated on the southern branch of Pigeon Creek. Its history is short because as a country village it existed less than a century. The events are substantially in chronological order, beginning with the settlers over the mountains in 1750 and ending after the Centennial in 1916.
Odbert, H. S.; coal business; born, Youngstown, O., Aug. 18, 1875; first business experience, Akron, O., in the retail coal concern of Odbert & Roseman, 1889; with the Starret Bros. Construction Interests, 1892-1898; with the exception of 1893, which year was spent in the coal mines of his father; 1898, to date has been affiliated …
Edmund Ingalls, son of Robert, was born about 1598 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England. He immigrated in 1628 to Salem, Massachusetts and with his brother, Francis, founded Lynn, Massachusetts in 1629. He married Ann, fathered nine children, and died in 1648.