Johann Jacob BENTZ
- Born: 14 Dec 1727, Iggelheim, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany
- Marriage: Barbara PENCE in 1746
- Died: 29 Oct 1778, , Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States at age 50
Came with his father and three brothers on the ship Phoenix whic h arrived in Philadelphia 15 Sept 1749.
Went to Shenandoah valley about 1754.
Recieved a grant of 262 acres from Lord Fairfax on 20 Aug 1766 . This land was near his brothers Lewis and Henrys land ,one mil e east of the crossroads of Marksville, east of Stanley, now Pag e county, Va.
Jacob2 Pence (Johann Georg1 Bentz, JohannesA Bentz) was baptized 14 Dec. 1727 in the Reformed Church at Iggelheim, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany, the son of Johann Georg Bentz and Anna Barbara Bullinger. He came with his father on the ship Phoenix to Pennsylvania 15 Sep. 1749. He died before 29 Oct. 1778 in Shenandoah County, Va., when his wife, Barbara, and Frederick Pence, who is called "oldest son and heir" of Jacob in later deeds, were named administrators of his estate.19 He married Barbara _____, who after Jacob's death married Henry Harshbarger 20 Dec. 1785 in Shenandoah County. Barbara left a will (written 4 Jan. 1794, filed 14 Mar. 1797) in Shenandoah County, describing herself as widow first of Jacob Pence and then of Henry Harshbarger.20 Jacob received a grant of 262 acres from Lord Fairfax on 20 Aug. 1766. This land was on the Hawksbill Creek and adjoined that of his brother Lewis to the southeast and that of his brother Henry to the northeast; the lands of the latter two abutted each other along the Little Hawksbill Creek about a mile east of the present village of Marksville.21
Johann married Barbara PENCE in 1746. (Barbara PENCE was born in 1730 and died on 14 Mar 1797 in , , Virginia, United States.)