The following data is extracted from Gazetteer of Lamoille County, Vermont, for 1883-84.
Elisha Bentley, born at Jericho, in 1811, came to Cambridge when seventeen years of age, and for about twelve years was engaged in mercantile pursuits. He represented the town in the legislature, in 1851 and 1856, and the county in 1861 and 1862, and has also been sheriff one year. His family consists of a wife and five children.
Source: Gazetteer of Lamoille County, Vermont, for 1883-84