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151 California Death Index:
Name: Floy Julia Ulrich
Social Security #: 513242014
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 6 Sep 1894
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Death Date: 9 Apr 1978
Death Place: Ventura
 
Low, Floy Julia (I1099)
 
152 California Death Index:
Name: Genevieve Teresa McManus
Social Security #: 559128377
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 13 Jul 1915
Birthplace: Canada
Death Date: 21 Mar 1996
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Costelloe
Father's Surname: Post 
Post, Genevieve Theresa Mary (I1677)
 
153 California Death Index:
Name: George Wallace Wear
Social Security #: 0
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 28 Feb 1852
Birthplace: Mississippi
Death Date: 23 Feb 1948
Death Place: Kern
Mother's Maiden Name: Holt
Father's Surname: Wear
 
Wear, George Wallace (I1581)
 
154 California Death Index:
Name: Harlan Lawrence Stephan
Social Security #: 555183015
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 5 Mar 1923
Birthplace: Minnesota
Death Date: 6 Apr 1985
Death Place: Orange
Mother's Maiden Name: Sibelrud 
Stephan, Harlan Lawrence (I1678)
 
155 California Death Index:
Name: Harry Gordon Fairman
Social Security #: 563051064
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 11 Mar 1891
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Death Date: 20 Oct 1958
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Hartz
Father's Surname: Fairman 
Fairman, Harry Gordon (I1662)
 
156 California Death Index:
Name: Helen M Fairman
Social Security #: 562186498
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 8 Oct 1911
Birthplace: Arizona
Death Date: 13 Feb 1994
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Fauber
Father's Surname: Waggoner 
Waggoner, Helen Marie (I1611)
 
157 California Death Index:
Name: Ida Mabel Parker
Social Security #: 548216820
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 21 Mar 1902
Birthplace: Arizona
Death Date: 8 May 1983
Death Place: Fresno
Mother's Maiden Name: Fauber
Father's Surname: Waggoner 
Waggoner, Ida Mabel (I1627)
 
158 California Death Index:
Name: Jackson Howell Mahon
Social Security #: 0
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 6 Aug 1889
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 23 May 1949
Death Place: Kern
Mother's Maiden Name: Nash
Father's Surname: Mahon
 
Mahon, Jackson Howell (I1575)
 
159 California Death Index:
Name: James R Harms
Social Security #: 554074559
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 2 Aug 1885
Birthplace: Oregon
Death Date: 31 Dec 1966
Death Place: Stanislaus
Mother's Maiden Name: Waggoner 
Harms, James Robert (I1714)
 
160 California Death Index:
Name: Jess Elmer Crosby
Social Security #: 0
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 16 Nov 1866
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 9 Nov 1951
Death Place: Contra Costa
Mother's Maiden Name: Brown
Father's Surname: Crosby 
Crosby, Jesse Elmer (I568)
 
161 California Death Index:
Name: Jesse Horace Huntley
Social Security #: 0
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 1 Apr 1873
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 7 Feb 1948
Death Place: Stanislaus
Father's Surname: Huntley
 
Huntley, Jesse Horace (I1120)
 
162 California Death Index:
Name: John Henry Low
Social Security #: 0
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 22 Oct 1867
Birthplace: Texas
Death Date: 25 May 1943
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Wetzel
Father's Surname: Low
 
Low, John Henry (I106)
 
163 California Death Index:
Name: Josephine Jeanette Francis
Social Security #: 0
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 14 Sep 1860
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 10 Jul 1944
Death Place: Fresno
Mother's Maiden Name: Brown
Father's Surname: Gillum
 
Gillum, Josephine Jeanette (I1162)
 
164 California Death Index:
Name: Laura A Crow
Social Security #: 0
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 16 Aug 1861
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 3 Sep 1940
Death Place: Santa Clara
Mother's Maiden Name: Brown
Father's Surname: Huntley
 
Huntley, Laura A (I1116)
 
165 California Death Index:
Name: Lee Alan Stephan
Social Security #: 545258528
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 2 Oct 1957
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 26 May 1989
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Griswold 
Stephan, Lee Alan (I1679)
 
166 California Death Index:
Name: Lee J Cantrell
Social Security #: 0
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 29 Dec 1873
Birthplace: Arkansas
Death Date: 19 Feb 1945
Death Place: Kern
Mother's Maiden Name: Green
Father's Surname: Cantrell
 
Cantrell, Lee Roy Jackson (I1007)
 
167 California Death Index:
Name: Leslie S Koster
Social Security #: 555038195
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 11 Feb 1879
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 3 May 1960
Death Place: San Joaquin
Mother's Maiden Name: Brown
 
Koster, Leslie S (I1170)
 
168 California Death Index:
Name: Lewis A Vaughn
Social Security #: 573340250
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 22 Jan 1911
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 16 Jan 1972
Death Place: Modoc 
Vaughn, Lewis A (I1698)
 
169 California Death Index:
Name: Lovene Ventura Buell
Social Security #: 548345357
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 20 Jul 1914
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 3 Apr 1958
Death Place: Contra Costa
Mother's Maiden Name: Polander
Father's Surname: Vaughn 
Vaughn, Lovene Vetura (I1699)
 
170 California Death Index:
Name: Lucile Alice Tarbell
Social Security #: 266024779
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 17 Feb 1903
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 31 Jul 1994
Death Place: Napa
Mother's Maiden Name: Palmer
Father's Surname: Crosby 
Crosby, Lucile Alice (I1127)
 
171 California Death Index:
Name: Lucy Amelia Hinkson
Social Security #: 0
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 6 Dec 1873
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 12 Dec 1956
Death Place: Alameda
Mother's Maiden Name: Beitter
Father's Surname: Hinkson
 
Hinkson, Lucy Amelia (I1183)
 
172 California Death Index:
Name: Marion Gladys Gerhan
Social Security #: 561363827
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 28 Feb 1898
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 3 Feb 1992
Death Place: Napa
Mother's Maiden Name: Palmer
Father's Surname: Crosby 
Crosby, Marion Gladys (I1124)
 
173 California Death Index:
Name: Minnie M Huntley
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 28 Jun 1872
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 28 Jul 1966
Death Place: San Joaquin
Mother's Maiden Name: Thoman

 
Minnie M (I1132)
 
174 California Death Index:
Name: Norman F Parker
Social Security #: 530032827
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 29 Oct 1893
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 19 Dec 1974
Death Place: Fresno 
Parker, Norman Francis (I1657)
 
175 California Death Index:
Name: Olney Milford Vaughn
Social Security #: 530011076
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 23 Feb 1904
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 3 Dec 1984
Death Place: San Diego
Mother's Maiden Name: Polander 
Vaughn, Olney Milford (I1696)
 
176 California Death Index:
Name: Ouida Poole Wright
Social Security #: 549077613
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 25 Feb 1898
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Death Date: 14 Apr 1946
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: James
Father's Surname: Low
 
Low, Ouida Jane (I107)
 
177 California Death Index:
Name: Rachel V Wasem
[Rachel V Scates]
Social Security #: 0
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 27 Oct 1881
Birthplace: Tennessee
Death Date: 4 Jan 1951
Death Place: Kern
Mother's Maiden Name: Nash
Father's Surname: Scates
 
Scates, Rachel Vera (I1589)
 
178 California Death Index:
Name: Raymond B Crosby
Social Security #: 709169253
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 2 May 1894
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 5 Nov 1975
Death Place: Kern 
Crosby, Raymond Burr (I1123)
 
179 California Death Index:
Name: Robert Pardy Huntley
Social Security #: 0
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 20 Dec 1869
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 30 Jan 1940
Death Place: Sonoma
Mother's Maiden Name: Brown
Father's Surname: Huntley
 
Huntley, Robert Pardy (I1135)
 
180 California Death Index:
Name: Sager J Low
Social Security #: 547019133
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 7 Mar 1901
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Death Date: 17 Jan 1975
Death Place: San Diego
 
Low, Sager J (I1101)
 
181 California Death Index:
Name: Sammie B Lanham
Social Security #: 451321760
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 26 Jul 1898
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Death Date: 24 Apr 1987
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Key
Father's Surname: Winn
 
Winn, Sammie B (I1528)
 
182 California Death Index:
Name: Sarah O McManus
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 27 Nov 1902
Birthplace: Arizona
Death Date: 10 Apr 1963
Death Place: Los Angeles 
Griswold, Sarah Olga (I1670)
 
183 California Death Index:
Name: Susan Mary Waterstreet
[Susan Mary Huntley]
Social Security #: 0
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 28 Sep 1867
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 28 Aug 1950
Death Place: Mendocino
Mother's Maiden Name: Brown
Father's Surname: Huntley
 
Huntley, Susan Mary (I1118)
 
184 California Death Index:
Name: Thelma L Crosby
Social Security #: 572406510
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 7 Feb 1904
Birthplace: Arkansas
Death Date: 22 Mar 1985
Death Place: Kern
Mother's Maiden Name: McMath
Father's Surname: McFerran 
McFerran, Thelma L (I1641)
 
185 California Death Index:
Name: Thompson L Buell
Social Security #: 549226306
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 4 May 1900
Birthplace: Oregon
Death Date: 13 Jan 1968
Death Place: Contra Costa
Mother's Maiden Name: McGee 
Buell, Thompson L (I1704)
 
186 California Death Index:
Name: Varina Low
Social Security #: 547802329
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 22 Oct 1872
Birthplace: Texas
Death Date: 13 Jul 1967
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Batton
 
James, Varina (I103)
 
187 California Death Index:
Name: Wallace D Wear
Social Security #: 567186925
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 10 Dec 1910
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 11 Feb 1966
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Newsom
 
Wear, Wallace D (I1587)
 
188 California Death Index:
Name: William Threlfall
Social Security #: 545709688
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 6 Jun 1879
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 24 Apr 1963
Death Place: Santa Clara
Mother's Maiden Name: Barber 
Threlfall, William T (I1793)
 
189 California Death Index:
Name: William W Poole
Social Security #: 558208087
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 20 May 1898
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 15 Oct 1981
Death Place: Santa Clara
Mother's Maiden Name: Pettijohn
 
Poole, William Wiley (I108)
 
190 California Death Index:
Name: Wylie Wyman McManus
Social Security #: 548385749
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 5 Sep 1922
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 22 Feb 1949
Death Place: Riverside
Mother's Maiden Name: Griswold
Father's Surname: McManus 
McManus, Wylie Wyman (I1671)
 
191 California Death Index:
DODGE RICHARD L 02/09/1906 BURNHAM M MASSACHUSETTS ALAMEDA CO 07/28/1963 565-07-5915 57 yrs
 
Dodge, Richard Leonard Senior (I684)
 
192 California Death Index: DODGE RONALD CHARLES 05/30/1939 REINER DODGE M CALIFORNIA CONTRA COSTA 06/18/1945 06 yrs  Dodge, Ronald Charles (I668)
 
193 California Death Index: DODGE RUTH REINER 11/20/1915 MUNRO REINER F CALIFORNIA CONTRA COSTA 08/21/1991 566-22-8253 75 yrs  Reiner, Ruth (I666)
 
194 California Death Index: REINER JESSIE M 11/12/1882 BRACKENR F MICHIGAN SANTA BARBARA 07/03/1962 79 yrs  Munro, Jessie May (I670)
 
195 California Death Index: REINER RALPH EVERETT 08/13/1913 M ORANGE 02/02/1991 558-52-3058 77 yrs  Reiner, Ralph Everett (I673)
 
196 California Death Index: REINER RALPH O 09/26/1882 REITZ M SANTA BARBARA 06/26/1967 559-32-2610  Reiner, Ralph Oliver (I669)
 
197 California Death Records:
BILES 08/29/1949 KENNEDY BILES M CALIFORNIA ALAMEDA 08/29/1949 07 hrs  
Biles, John Broomall (I2203)
 
198 Captain John Dent article in The Maryland Dents

Last Update: August 1999

[Excerpt from Harry Wright Newman, The Maryland Dents, The Dietz Press: Richmond VA, Copyright 1963 by Magruder Dent, pp. 107-113]

CAPTAIN JOHN DENT, GENT.
16-- 1712

The relationship of Captain John Dent to Judge Thomas Dent has puzzled the family historian as well as professional antiquarians. It has been stated often in print without documentation that he was a younger brother of Thomas, but it can definitely be disregarded, inasmuch as a John Dent was not listed as a son of Peter Dent, of Gisborough, Yorks, in the 1684 Visitation of Cambridgeshire. That he was a kinsman, there is no doubt, and a nephew would be the most logical assumption, but even then he may have been a cousin as used in the modern sense.

After an analysis of all factors with the Christian names of his children as the best criterion for inference, it is most likely that he was a nephew and the son of George Dent, of Gisborough, brother to Judge Thomas Dent, both being sons of Peter Dent, of Gisborough, and Margaret Nicholson his wife. The only alternative for being a nephew to Judge Thomas Dent would be a son to William, of Gisborough, but George was given as a Christian name to one of John's sons, whereas William was not.

John Dent came into Maryland about 1658 with Thomas Dent who claimed land rights in 1663 for his transportation, and in that year John Dent witnessed a conveyance of William Hatton to Thomas Dent. The year previous or 1662 he witnessed the last will and testament of William Hewes who bequeathed his entire estate to William Hatton of William and William Dent of Thomas. In 1695 he employed William Dent of Thomas his attorney to institute legal action against on Lemaister. In those years it is therefore evident that he was in close association with Thomas Dent and was a freeholder of age.

In 1663 he witnessed the conveyance of 100 acres by John Hatch, of Hatch's Neck, who became his father-in-law. He was well established as a planter by September 1666, when he entered his cattle marks at court in Charles County. At court in June 1667, he sued Gerard Brown, the administrator of the estate of John Brown, for a debt of 400 lbs. tob. The same year he witnessed a deed of conveyance between Thomas Baker and Thomas Pope.

In 1669 he presented at court his servant, Robert Kent, whose age was adjudged as 12 years. That the colonists enslaved some of the Indians as bond servants is a well-established fact and in 1690 we have the case of James Boareman, an Indian servant of Captain John Dent, absenting himself from his master's service.

In 1670 he was appointed by the court to appraise the estate of Walter Beane, of Charles County. The next year he paid an alienation fee for his purchase of "Cumberston" from Francis Pope. The declaration was made by him in March 1679, at which time Francis Pope was deceased.

His early days in the Province were spent in Charles County near his kinsman, but he eventually resided in the northern portion of St. Mary's County near present Charlotte Hall where his reputed house is still standing.

On March 20, 1672, as John Dent, of St. Mary's County, he proved land rights for 50 acres for his time of service performed in the Province and 50 acres by assignment from George gunnell. Thomas Dent was a witness. The latter could be none other than Judge Thomas Dent and again it implied close association in that year. The nature of the service performed was not disclosed. Thomas Dent did not declare him as a redemptioner in 1663, but it is possible that he was, and then it is also possible that he apprenticed himself to some planter for a limited time and thus was entitled to land rights at the termination of his indentureship.

To add to the intricacies of his status, Thomas Dent entered land rights the second time for a John Dent in 1673. The question is therefore whether the two applications for land rights by Thomas Dent were for the one and the same or rather two John Dents entered the Province. It is also possible and consistent with the times that he left the Province for a brief period and returned with his passage covered by Thomas Dent and thus only one John Dent to be accounted for.

Whether there were two John Dents and the one who was transported by Judge Thomas Dent in 1658 died young and without issue is an unsolved question, but it is certain that John Dent who later figured prominently in military affairs of the Province and two insurrections against the Proprietary Party was the freeholder in 1669.

As early as 1681, he was involved with Josias Fendall, former Governor of the Province, and Captain John Coode in their attempt to overthrow the rule of Lord Baltimore. They failed at that time but were successful in 1689.

For the 50 acres due for his service, and an assignment of 50 acres from George Gunnell, he was granted in 1674 "Barnaby", of 60 acres, which adjoined his plantation of "Cumberston". The 40 odd acres were applied to another patent and with an added 100 acres were surveyed into "Promise".

Some 20 years after his arrival in the Province or in 1679 he was commissioned a Justice of the Peace for St. Mary's County. There are records of his serving in that capacity in 1680, 1684-85 and 1689. In 1694 he was a Justice of the Quorum. On June 6, 1692, he served on a special commission of "Oyer and Terminer".

In 1689 he was Captain of the Foot for Chaptico Hundred, the year in which the insurgents suppressed Proprietary rule under the Calverts and ushered in a period of Royal Government direct from the Crown. On May 7, 1694, Benjamin Hall, of St. Mary's, read a petition before the General Assembly for the return of some guns and ammunition taken from Captain Bowling, late of St. Mary's County, in the time of the Revolution by Captain John Dent with whose widow (Bowling's) Hall had since intermarried.

It is not known whether by his own inner convictions or whether he was converted by his Puritan father-in-law, John Hatch, who had passed on by the 1689 Revolution, but John Dent and his family in their public life espoused the cause of liberalism. He sent his son, Peter, back to England to study at Jesus College, Cambridge, always know for its liberal teachings, and when his son, Michael, was admitted to the bar in Maryland, he refused to take the Royal Oath of Allegiance and Supremacy but subscribed only to the Oath of Parliament.

His liberalism aligned him with the Anti-Proprietary Party and as mentioned previously participated in the overthrow of Lord Baltimore's Government by the ultra-liberals in 1689. His honours were therefore mostly during the Royal Regime in the reign of William and Mary. In 1696 he was among those planters who signed an address to "His Sacred Majesty" upon the arrival of the news of "his escape from assassination".

By June 1678, John Dent had acquired nuptial status, but circumstances would place his marriage much earlier. On that date he and Mary his wife conveyed "Promise", of 140 acres, to Richard Ashman. The deed of conveyance was acknowledged by Richard Edelen, Gent., as attorney for the grantors. His wife was the daughter and heiress of Captain John Hatch who had been transported by Clobery & Co., for their trading post on the Isle of Kent under the supervision of the indominable William Claiborne. After the expulsion of Claiborne from Maryland, Hatch settled in St. Mary's County, served in the Lower House, and was active with Fendall and Coode in their unsuccessful insurrection. He died presumably early in 1681, anyhow, he was deceased by November of that year, when the Provincial Court of Maryland investigated the treason of Fendall and Coode.

John Dent was summoned to appear before the Court and deposed that he had been at Mr. Hatch's house to attend his funeral, when on his way home in the road in the woods near John Gooches, he met Captain Josiah Fendall. Fendall asked him the news, to which Dent replied that he lived in the forest, where they had little or no news. Fendall questioned him as to the confederation between the Roman Catholics and the Indians.

Thomas Perry, of St. Mary's, also made a deposition stating that he had heard Mr. John Dent say that he and Captain Fendall had a meeting. Fendall asked him whether he had heard any news, but Dent replied, "Captain Fendall I have often heard you talk in this manner, but I should like you better if you said less and did more. If there be occasion do but send me word, for most part of the forest where I live will be at my command to do what I would have them".

Fendall replied "If we could secure [meaning perhaps capture] His Lordship, the Chancelor, the Secretary and Colonel Darnall, the rest would fall of course. As to Esq. Talbott, I know not what to make of him".

Dent furthermore stated that when he came to St. Mary's His Lordship tendered him the Bible to take his oath at which he was much startled and unwilling to declare anything, whereupon His Lordship "huffed and Flurted his periwig and seemed very much dissatisfied".

Dent was afraid to talk, for fear of Fendall should impeach him, but "that night considering with himself that Fendall was a prisoner and could do him no hurt, he might freely speak". Dent then replied that if he had declared all that he knew about Fendall and which he heard Fendall say "at his father-in-law Hatch's burial he could hang him".

Before his death John Dent had acquired a landed estate of some proportion. His seat was in the woods, as he stated, meaning in that day that it was away from a water course. It was in the vicinity of present Charlotte Hall School for Boys on which was later discovered a medicinal spring. An old house, known as the Dent House, is alleged to have been built by him.

Apparently Captain Dent discovered the healing qualities of his spring and word soon circulated that it had miraculous powers to cure lameness and other diseases. At a session of the General Assembly of April 1698, it was recorded "as to Captn Dents Ls about the Coole Spring, it is looked upon as an Idle Letter not worth any answer". At a subsequent Assembly, however, more serious consideration was given to its healing powers.

The Lower House on November 1, 1698, ordered that a committee be formed to purchase 50 acres for the use of Coole Spring and if the owner objected, then to exercise the rights of eminent domain. Ten days later it was recorded in the minutes of the Lower House "for the support of poor Diseased and lame persons, if it shall please God that the Coole Springs do continue to make the like Cures as lately that the house would appropriate 100 that is in Bancke (besides the 800 now allotted toward the Discharge of the Levy) for the building of small Tenements at the said Coole Spring for the Entertainment of such lame diseased persons as shall restore thither for Cure of their Lameness & Diseases".

The Vestry of All Faith's Parish likewise became interested and on November 24, 1698, ordered the parish to purchase for a consideration of 25 fifty acres of land near "a fountain of healing water" from Captain John Dent.

At the 1698 session it was also recorded "that it had please God to withdraw from us his afflicting hand of sickness and Restoreing health and blessing us with Severall Beneficiall and healing Waters Called the Coole Spring which by his blessing have wrought many wonderfull and Signall Cures".

The Council also acted and it was ordered that the Governor place ten Bibles for the use of the poor people who came to be healed and some "sober person" read prayers there twice a day and to be given 12 pence a day for his services and also to send "a Book of Homilys, two books of Family Devotions & a Book of Reformed Devotions written by Dr. Theophilus Dorrington of which Books he is read to them on Sundays". There also to be constructed a reading desk and some benches made in the New House for the reader to read Prayers and the people to sit on.

At the session of June 1699, Captain John Dent petitioned the Assembly that "in Compensation of his loss att the Cool Springs he and his heirs onely may have liberty to keep Ordinary att the said Springs" without license fees. It was furthermore suggested at the session of July 3, 1669, that 50 acres had been ordered to be purchased at 25, and that the remaining 75 be used for the construction of the tenements.

On July 1, 1699, Dent made another appeal to maintain an Ordinary for himself and heirs, but the Lower House declared that it had no power to grant such a license. However, he "may applye himself to the County Court".

But on July 2, 1699, Captain Jacob Moreland, a member of the Assembly, reported that he tendered Mr. John Dent the conveyance to act in the presence of two Justices of the Peace which "he Absolutely refused and denyed that he had made any Bargaine with the Country for the Sd Land". By the spring session of the Assembly for 1700, Captain Dent had not conveyed the land.

Peter, his son, who was abroad at the writing of his father's will, was undoubtedly the Peter Dent of Maryland who matriculated at Jesus College, Cambridge, on November 13, 1700. Michael, another son, was of age by January 1696/7, when he was admitted as an attorney of the Province and subscribed to the Oath of Parliament instead of "ye oaths of allegiance and supremacy". Michael died, however, intestate and unmarried a short time thereafter. His father refused to administer on his estate, and in August 1697, he wrote to Robert Mason, the greatest creditor, "I have once and again told I will not administer on my son's estate, for I will not be made rich by my son".

Children of John and Mary (Hatch) Dent
1. Peter Dent, returned to England.
2. Michael Dent, d.s.p.
3. John Dent married Catherine ------------. q.v.
4. George Dent married Elizabeth Short and Mary ------------. q.v.
5. Mary Dent.
6. Lydia Dent married Samuel Turner.
7. Anne Dent married John Cadle [Caudle].
8. Abigail Dent.
9. Christian Dent married Thomas Suite.

Captain Dent executed his last will and testament on September 25, 1711, which was duly proved at court in Charles County on May 5, 1712.

To son John he devised "Cumberston", "Barnaby", "Reading", "Evan's Addition",
the land and house at Newporte, "Providence", "Pearl's Progress", "Harrison's
Adventure" aggregating 1325 acres and the estate devised the testator by John
Harrison, but son John was not to pay the Lord's rent until he acquired possession.
To son Peter "if he comes to Maryland to settle" then he was to have the devisees of John.
To daughter Mary "Ashman's Freehold".
To daughter Lydia "St Ann's" of 100 acres.
To daughter Anne "St. Stephen Coleman" of 200 acres and "Evan's Reserve" of 100 acres.
To daughter Abigail "Love's Adventure" of 136 acres.
To daughter Christian "Coldwell's" of 331 acres and tract taken out of "Trentfork" of
25 acres, "Horse Range" of 200 acres, but if son Peter came into Maryland, then
"Horse Range" to him. In the event that Christian died without issue then
the realty was to revert to testator's family, but if daughter had an heir of her
body then to her heirs forever.
To his "disobedient son George" "Haphazard" of 50 acres, and "Freestone Point" of
324 acres, but if son Peter came into Maryland to dwell then one half of
"Freestone "Point" to him.
Wife to hold all the lands and housing and mill or mills already built or hereafter
built during life and at her death to dispose of her one-half of personal estate
as she thought fit.
Residuary estate to wife and son John and they to be executors.

His personal estate was appraised at 269/10/7, with George Dent and Samuel Turner approving as the kinsmen. Among the items were one drum, guns, three swords, two canes, books, but there were no slaves or indentured servants.

His widow, Mary Dent, died in 1725/6. Her son, John Dent, was granted letters of administration, with his bond dated March 5, 1725/6, assured by George Dent and John Caudle. Samuel Turner and George Dent approved the valuation of her personal estate on June 2, 1726.

 
Dent, Captain John (I462)
 
199 Cause of death:
Team ran away with load of lumber threw him off & broke his neck, was drunk at the time 
Conway, John (I4906)
 
200 Charles Donald Reiner met his wife Sevilla H Reitz, daughter of John and Mary "Polly" Reitz, in Nebraska where they were married 3 Nov 1881. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Waverly, NE where Charles ran a little store. Their first child, Ralph Oliver, was born 26 Sep 1882. Two girls, Ella May and Mary Lydia, were born 5 Feb 1884 and 8 Apr 1888, respectively.
Charles became ill and was so thin that Sevilla could lift him. His normal weight was about 200 pounds, and he was almost 6' tall. Thus, the family decided to move to California for Charles' health. They sold everything to raise money for the trip.
Charles Donald Reiner, his wife Sevilla, and three children, Ralph, Ella May, and Mary, arrived in California 1 Jan 1892 after travelling by train from Nebraska. When the family debarked at Sacramento on a sunny day, ten-year-old Ralph announced, "Oh, Father. This is so wonderful. We'll never go back to Nebraska." The family had $40 left. Eventually, they settled in Riverside which was the orange center of California, and Charles soon found work caring for orange groves belonging to a Mr. Martin. Oscar Sr was born that year, followed by the twins, Eva and Neva in 1898. After the twins were born, Ella May dropped out of high school so that she could help at home.
Charles built a small house on 14th Avenue after the family had lived in Riverside for some time. Later, he added an upstairs. That house stood for many years but was torn down after the neighborhood deteriorated and became a miserable part of town.
Neva was on month shy of four years old when she died of double pneumonia, probably a complication from the measles. This was such a shock to Sevilla that she never got over it nor was Neva ever talked about in the family thereafter.
In 1904, the Reiner family moved to Pasadena, perhaps because the house on 14th Avenue reminded Sevilla too much of Neva. At first, the Reiners lived in several rental houses. Eva loved Sundays when the family would go house hunting because she could look into so many "little crazy places." Eva entered first grade at Columbia grammar school which Oscar also attended. Mary was in high school, Ella May was working at the Pottenger Sanatorium in Monrovia, and Ralph was attending the University of California at Berkeley.
Eventually, Charles built a 3-bedroom house on Catalina Avenue, just off Villa Street. He later built another house on the same lot in the rear. Charles worked on a correspondence course in architecture, etc. while in Pasadena. His drawings and penmanship were beautiful despite the fact that he had little or no formal education. Besides constructing his own home, Charles built or helped to build many houses in the Pasadena area.
Peter Fisher, a bachelor friend of the family and former boarder with the Reiners when they lived in Riverside, used to visit, especially on Sundays. "Uncle Pete," as he was known to the Reiner children, eventually married a widow from Los Angeles. Each thought the other had money. Somehow, Pete became interested in a chicken farm in Nipomo, and he and his wife moved there. No one knows for certain who tired of it first but Pete wanted to unload it and managed to interest Charles in it. Charles and Sevilla had farmed before and decided that it would be a good idea. Thus, the Reiner clan packed bag and baggage, only leaving some furniture as the Fishers had left them some. Sevilla, Oscar Sr, and Eva took the Southern Pacific train to San Luis Obispo and then the narrow gauge train to Nipomo, where Charles met them at the station at 5 in the evening.
Along with the chicken farm, the Reiners had ten acres of apricots, two cows, and an old horse, Daisy. Eva learned to ride Daisy bareback with only an Indian style rope twisted around the horse's nose. Eva also learned to harness old Daisy to the family's spring wagon and drove it all over town by herself.
Ella May was the youngest nurse ever to graduate from the Riverside Hospital program and had been working at the Pottenger Sanatorium in Monrovia, California for many years. After her time was up in Monrovia, she came to Santa Maria and got a room. When it was decided that the Reiner family would give up the farm, Ella May got a house, and Oscar and Charles Donald stayed with her. Eventually, the family loaded up everything they had on the farm and went into Santa Maria to live all together in a little old house.
In the meantime, Ella May and Dr. Lucas established a sanitarium in Santa Maria which became known as the Lucas Sanitarium. The Reiners briefly lived next to the sanitarium in the Martin House which later became the Santa Maria Club.
Charles kept up his building business. He hung the doors on the original Ethel Pope Auditorium located on the Santa Maria High School grounds. He was head builder for the Old Presbyterian Church and the Pacific Coast Mill. He built the family a home on the corner of Broadway and Fesler with a small rental house in back where Oscar Sr and his wife Lovie once lived. Later, Oscar Jr rented the house when he was first married.
Charles Donald was offered $200 per month rent for the land where his home was situated by the Gilmore Oil Company. Sevilla did not want to move because she would lose the fireplace. Nevertheless the house was moved about 1928, and, yes, the fireplace was never rebuilt. But the house still stands at 325 West Fesler and Thornburg.
The gas station and the rental house remained on the corner for many years. It is now the site of a fast food store.
Remnants of the Reiner contracting business can still be seen on some sidewalks in Santa Maria. If you look carefully, you may find a "C.D. Reiner and Sons" proudly marking our heritage. Eventually, Oscar Sr's son, Oscar Jr went into the business. Charles Donald had retired some time before. They worked on the May Grisham School, the Orcutt Jr High School except for the gym, the Orcutt School District Offices, Dunlap School, several Lompoc schools, 413 North McClelland (Oscar Sr's home) and 622 South Hart (the former home of Donald Eugene). An oddity, indeed, was Oscar Jr's demolition of the old Orcutt School where Ralph Oliver had at one time been the superintendent, principal, and teacher.
Ralph Oliver, the oldest child in the Reiner family, went to college at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating in 1905. For two years, he was an instructor at Mills Institute ( now Mid-Pacific Institute) in Honolulu. Eva, greatly admiring her older brother and intrigued by the exotic lure of the islands, eventually moved there.
Ralph married Jessie Munro 2 Sep 1908, and two weeks later, they headed to Korea as missionaries for the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions. Two of their children, the twins Ev and Gene spent several extended periods of time with their grandparents when they were about a year old. They became Eva's "kids" calling her "Ah E." When they were in the second grade, they again stayed with their grandparents for about 6 months. This time, Eva was away at Occidental College. On one of Ralph and Jesse's sabbaticals, Philip Charles was born in the downstairs front bedroom of the Reiner house. The was to that room was later removed to expand the living room.
by Donna Reiner from interviews with Eva Reiner Smith
 
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