I am not related. http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=0
J W Bently, widowed white male, # 13823
age unknown, 3 March 1918, Sonora, Sutton County
had been treated for pneumonia 27 Feb 1918, last seen 3 March 1918 death occurred at 8pm
"This man was a tramp, do not know anything about him only that he claimed he had been married and that his wife had died". B. F. Bellows, Sonora, informant and Undertaker. Buried Sonora.
Lela born May 1882, Texas, James W 12/1850 and Minerva Jane 3/1841of Alabama, 4 living children in 1900.
Where did Wm L Bentley say Lela Simmons was living ? Did you check draft cards for Simmons in Sutton county to see if she was listed as wife ?
Name: Peer Bentley
Home in 1900: Commissioner Precinct 3, Crockett, Texas
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876
Relationship to head-of-house: Laborer
Race: White http://www.txgenweb2.org/txsutton/