William Dent

Male 1750 - 1791  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name William Dent 
    Born @1739-1750  Chaptico, Saint Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Sep 1791  Fairfield County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Leon Wilde's Genealogical Research Website
      Descendants of Capt John Dent Webarea
      Chronological Summary:
      William Dent {George2,John1}
      Last Update: September 2003

      Birth [c1739? Chaptico Hundred (Hd) St Mary's Co MD: William Dent born (father's will suggests William was his youngest son); father George Dent, mother probably Mary ----- «Prerog Ct of MD Will Bk (PCW) 27:395»]
      ----- 5 Apr 1746 St Mary's Co: George Dent Senr in his will bequeathed to his son John Dent 100A of land ['Freestone Point'] 'where he now dwells' and one ewe; to his son George Dent 50A of land ['Freestone Point'] 'where he now dwells' and one ewe; the remaining part of his land [probably 124A of 'Freestone Point'] to his three youngest sons Peter Dent, Thomas Dent and William Dent (son William Dent was 'to have the part where I now dwell'), and if one of the three die without heir the other two were to have an equal part of it; to dau Mary Armstrong one ewe; to dau Lidia Dent one feather bed and covering; dau Charity Dent to live at his dwelling 'as long as she shall keep the name of Dent'; to wife Mary Dent all his moveable estate not before disposed of during life and then to be equally divided between Peter Dent, Thomas Dent, William Dent and Charity Dent [possibly suggesting that these four were Mary's children]. 7 Jun 1750 St Mary's Co: will probated. «PCW 27:395»
      ----- [aft 1757? St Mary's Co: Peter Dent, Thomas Dent and William Dent (the three youngest sons of George Dent Sr) probably came into possession of elder brother George Dent?s 50A portion of 'Freestone Point' after his death]
      ----- [by 1765? St Mary's Co: Thomas Dent {brother} possibly sold to William Dent his undivided share in 125A of 'Freestone Point' (see debt book entry below)]
      ----- 1765 Upper Resurrection Hd St Mary?s Co: ?James Neale to Willm Dent? entered on tax list for 1 poll
      ----- 1768 St Mary?s Co: William Dent in debt books has possession of 125A of ?Freestone Point? [tract previously listed under George Dent; debt books during previous ten years were not well updated, so William may have come into possession of tract in accordance with father?s will much earlier]
      ----- [1768-69 St Mary?s Co: William Dent probably sold to James Chappelear {son-in-law of elder brother John Dent} 125A of ?Freestone Point? (transaction not listed in 1753 St Mary?s Co Debt Book alienations and transfers, but debt books did indicate that tract was chargeable to James Chappelear from 1769)]
      ----- 1769 St Mary?s Co: on opposite page of William Dent entry for 125A of ?Freestone Point? was note ?should be charged to James Chapilere in fol. 30? [last entry for William Dent in debt books]
      Movt [bef 1770: William Dent moved (possibly with mother Mary Dent) to Halifax Co NC (William Dent lived in Halifax Co in proximity to former St Mary?s Co neighbors John Lock, James Lock, Joseph Edwards (son of Joseph), Eleazar Watson, Thomas Suit and others)]
      ----- 17 Feb 1770 Halifax Co: Stephen Sampson and Keziah his wife sold to William Dent 150 acres which said Stephen and Keziah Sampson had purchased from Benajah Seaton, on south side of Jacket Swamp, adjoining John Burns and William Douglas; witnesses were John Lock, James Lock and Chas. Marshall. Aug Ct 1770 Halifax Co: deed proved in court. «Halifax Co NC Deeds (HalifD) 11:146»
      ----- 19 May 1772 Halifax Co: Hardy Powell and Ann his wife sold to Luke Nicholls 150 acres which said Hardy Powell and his said wife Ann had purchased from John Douglas, on Branches Swamp and adjoining Henry Green; witnesses were Wm. Dent and Eleazar Watson. May Ct 1772 Halifax Co: deed proved in court. «HalifD 12:234»
      Movt [bef 1778: William Dent moved (possibly with mother Mary Dent) to Bute Co NC]
      ----- 16 Mar 1778 Bute Co: Ralph Rachel entered for 640A in Bute Co adjoining lands of Osborn Jeffreys, David Jeffreys, William Perry and Jesse Rowland; included his own and Mary Dent?s improvements. 18 Jun 1778 Bute Co: warrant issued. «Bute Co Land Entries, NC Archives CR 015.404.1 (abstracted by Dr A. B. Pruitt, 1992)»
      ----- 21 Nov 1778 Bute Co: Michael Dent of Bute Co sold to Charles Parker 100A on north side of Little River adjoining Jeffreys? line; witness was William Dent «Franklin Co Deeds (FrankD) I:59»
      ----- 23 Nov 1778 Halifax Co: William Dent of Bute Co sold to James Baker of Halifax Co 150 acres on Jacket Swamp adjoining John Barnes and William Douglas; witnesses were Michael Dent and Mary Green. Feb Ct 1779 Halifax Co: deed probated in court. «HalifD 14:153»
      ----- 25 Nov 1778 Bute Co: James Baker of Halifax Co NC sold to William Dent of Bute Co 50A on each side of Ray?s Creek; witnesses were Michl Dent and Mary Green. Sep 1779 Franklin Co NC: deed probated in court. «FrankD I:25»
      ----- [1779: southern half of Bute Co NC (where William Dent lived) reformed into Franklin Co NC]
      ----- Dec 1779 Franklin Co: deed from Michael Dent to Charles Parker for 100A proved by oath of William Dent «FrankD I:59»
      ----- 11 Apr 1781 Franklin Co: Stephen Williams of Franklin Co sold to John Woodburn [originally of St Mary?s Co] of same 200A on north side of Little River; witnesses were J. Bryan and William Dent «FrankD .:..»
      ----- 6 Oct 1781 Franklin Co: Jesse Roland of Franklin Co sold to Jeremiah Robinson of same 220A adjoining tracts of Jeffreys and Vinson; witnesses were William Dent and William Roland «FrankD 5:39»
      Marr? 21 Jan 1785 Wake Co: William Dent obtained bond for marriage to Rozey Mealey, with Charles Mealey as his bondsman (Joel Lane also mentioned in record) [William Dent of Bute Co and then Franklin Co lived in SW corner of county just north of Wake Co; unknown whether this bond was this or some other William; also unknown if this was a first or subsequent marriage for William]
      ----- 28 Feb 1785 Franklin Co: George Winston of Franklin Co sold to William Dent of same a tract adjoining John Dent, Robert Morgan and John Hunt (no acreage given), it being the land divided to him (George) by the will of his father Isaac Winston; witnesses were Michael Dent and Thos. Stokes; deed also signed by Jean Winston. «FrankD 6:31» Sep 1786 Franklin Co: deed acknowledged by George Winston and on motion ordered recorded. «Franklin Co Ct Minutes (FrCM) 1:39»
      ----- 12 Nov 1787 Franklin Co: William Dent of Franklin Co sold to George Winston of same a tract adjoining John Dent, Robert Morgan and John Hunt (no acreage given); witnesses were James Leach and Nathan Thomas. «FrankD 6:111» Jun 1788 Franklin Co: deed proved by oath of Nathan Thomas and on motion ordered recorded. «FrCM 1:115»
      Movt? [1787-88: William Dent probably departed Franklin Co; possibly moved to Fairfield Dist SC]
      ----- Jun 1788 Franklin Co: in county court, ordered that William Buttis collector in Capt Hudson?s District be allowed his list of insolvents, including William Dent for 160A of land and 1 poll «FrCM 1:120» [prob indicates that William Dent had departed the area]
    Person ID I129  Root Tree
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2013 

    Father George Dent,   b. 1690, Chaptico, Saint Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1750, Chaptico, Saint Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Family ID F166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. John Dent,   b. 21 Jul 1771,   d. 13 Jan 1848, Lexington District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2011 19:57:50 
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Census
    1790 Census
Fairfield District, South Carolina
William Dent
    1790 Census Fairfield District, South Carolina William Dent