Captain William H Dent

Male 1792 - Aft 1833  (40 years)


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  • Name William H Dent 
    Title Captain 
    Born 25 Dec 1792  Sumter County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    WILL 25 Feb 1833  Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DENT-Madison County, TN- 1833-4
    Will Book I (December 1825 - May 1835)
    page 534

    Vicksburg, State of Mississippi, Feby 25 1833

    In The name of God Amen, I William Dent of Madison County & the State of Tennessee being at this time and at the above mentioned place sick do make this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
    ... 1st I give and bequeath to my son John W Dent two hundred and two and one half acres of land situated in Houston County & state of Georgia on Indian Creek
    ... 2ndly I give and bequeath the store house and lot situated in the town of Madisonville in the county of Madison and State of Tennessee to James M Skelton for his own use & benefit forever by his paying to my administrator or Administrators the sum of one hundred Dollars.
    ... 3rdly I give and bequeath unto Hepsaby Gartman the woman who has lived with me as my wife for some years and by whom I have three Children viz: Francis Louisa, Martha Elizabeth & Nancy Rebecca I give the sum of one thousand dollars to paid out of the proceeds of the sale of my property I also give her one bed & bedstid and furniture for the same; she has the right of choise of all my beds bedstids and furniture & for the same.
    ... 4thly I will and bequeath to my children both those I had by my first wife & those I have by the woman living with me at this time viz. Hepsoby Gartman all the residue of my property both real and personal to be equally divided among them all except three negroes and other property which I have let my daughter Polly Caroline May have that property is to be considered a part of her legacy and is considered to be worth and is to be charged to her at eight hundred Dollars
    ... 5thly The property I have given to those three children which I had by Hepsoby Gartman I intend that the said Hepsoby Gartman is to have a competency therefrom as a support for her so long as she

    page 535

    remains single or my widdow by This I intend that she shall have a decent support from the property belonging to my three children which I have had by Hepsoby Gartman viz: Francis Louisa, Martha Elizabeth and Nancy Rebecca but it is not intended that the said Hepsoby Gartman is to have any part of the property or the use thereof any longer than she remains unmarried
    ... 6thly I shall leave it optional with my administrator to sell all of my Lands in Tennessee or somuch of them as will pay my debts, or to sell any part of my property so that my debts may be paid The residue of my property my administrator will lease or hire out to the best advantage for my heirs
    ... 7thly I appoint as my administrator Major Middleton Bradford of Madison County Tennessee

    In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal
    W Dent (SEAL)
    Witnesses present
    R H Byrn
    O Byrn
    Thomas Rawlings

    State of Tennessee}
    Madison County }

    I Roderick McIver Clerk of of the Court of Pleas and quartersessions for the county aforesaid do certify that the forgoing is a true copy of the last will and testament of Wm Dent now on file in my office

    Witness my hand and my office the 31st Decr 1834
    R. McIver Clk 
    Died After 25 Feb 1833  Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary:
      THE SOUTHERN STATESMAN
      Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee
      Saturday, March 9, 1833
      Died Some eight or ten days since of the Cholera, at Vicksburg, Capt. WH. DENT, a respectable citizen of this county.
    PROBATE Nov 1834  Madison County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In pursuance of an order of the County Court of Madison County at the November Term 1834 and in accordance with of the will of William Dent Decd late of said county we have proceeded to divide the negroes belonging to the estate of said decd. The names and estimated valuation as follows, to wit,
    1 Stephen about thirty years old valued @ $ 550.00
    2 Randol " 26 " " " " 650.00
    3 Sam " 26 " " " " 600.00
    4 Frank " 21 " " " " 650.00

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    years old $
    5 Old Ben " 45 years old 500
    6 Young Ben 21 650
    7 John 37 550
    8 Young Sam 13 550
    9 Harrison 12 400
    10 Lee 13 500
    11 Peter 13 500
    12 Charles 9 400
    13 Maria 35 375
    14 Cherry 10 325
    15 Martha Ann 7 275
    16 Andrew 4 225
    17 Louisa 2 150
    18 Franky 35 375
    19 Sarah 10 325
    20 Armstid 4 200
    21 William 3 175
    22 Hannah 30 375
    23 Chany 3 150
    24 Sampson 9 months old 75
    25 Nancy 48 years old
    Diseased estimated at 100 dollars less than nothing
    26 Anna about 7 years old valued at 275
    27 Pheoby 7 175
    28 Young Nancy about 25 years old 400
    29 Eliza 5 years old 175
    30 Darcas 45 years old 250
    31 Malindy 17 years old 350
    ________
    $ 11,950
    Deduct from the Lot drawing
    100 dollars old Nancy 100
    ________
    divide by 7 $ 11,850

    The proportion of each heir 1692 6/7
    Polly Caroline May's part heretofore recd 800
    Negros
    John about 37 years old 550
    Malinda 17 years old 350
    $1700 6/7
    This much over her proportion 7 1/7
    The balance 1672 6/7 her proportion
    after of setting apart the above two negros to Polly C May, we Threw into six lots and drew for the other six heirs as follows lot no 1 was drawn for Jane White
    Stephen valued 550
    Franky 375
    Sarah 325
    Armistid 200
    William 175
    This much under her proportion 67 6/7
    ________
    1692 6/7

    Lot No 2 was drawn for Nancy R Dent (Towit)
    Randol 650
    Maria 375
    Martha 275
    Andrew 225
    Louisa 150
    ________
    1675
    This amt under her proportion 17 6/7
    ________

    1692 6/7
    Lot No 3 was drawn for John Dent (Towit)
    Sam 600
    Young Nancy 400
    Eliza 175
    Peter 500
    ________
    1675
    This much under his part 17 6/7
    ________
    1692 6/7

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    Lot No 4 was drawn for Francis L Dent (Towit)
    Frank $650 & Cherry $375 975
    Lee "500 & Darcas 250 750
    ________
    1725
    This much over her proportion 32 6/7
    ________
    1692 6/7

    Lot No 5 was drawn for Martha E Dent (To wit)
    Old Ben $500 & Hannah $375 875
    Chany "150 & Sampson " 75
    and young Sam $550 775
    ________
    1650
    This much under her proportion 42 6/7
    ________
    1692 6/7

    Lot no 6 was drawn for Mary A Dent (To wit)
    Young Ben $650, Harrison $400 Charles $400 1450
    Ann "275, Phoeby "175 450
    ________
    1900
    Old Nancy for her deduct 100
    ________
    1800
    This much over her proportion 107 6/7
    ________
    Given under our hands 1692 6/7
    This 2nd day of January 1835
    James Vaulik
    A H Herron
    Martin Cartnell

    Lots Nos 2, 4 & 5 was drawn for Nancy R Dent Francis L Dent & Martha E Dent The three youngest children and as the will provides that their mother shall be supported out of the said 3 children's property we recomend to the Court to imalgimate The property drawn by the said 3 children and be held in common by them
    Jas Vaulik
    Martin Cartnell
    A H Herron

    South Carolina - Lexington district
    Recd March the 5th 1827 of Epsey Gartman
    Three hundred Dollars in full for a negroe Girl Kesian about ten years old, which negroe I for was warrant & defend the right and title to sd Epsey her heirs & assigns Given under my hand and seal this day
    William Dent
    the hand writing of Wm Dent proven by the oath of A Patton in open court the 2nd Feby 1835
    R McIver Clerk
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    Madison County TN Minute Book 4
    (August 5, 1833 - September 9, 1840)
    page 35

    Monday 4th November 1833

    Ordered by the Court that James S Lyons be & is hereby appointed Guardian of the children of William Dent deceased to wit: Francis Louisa, Martha Elizabeth, & Nancy Rebecca. 
    Person ID I57  Root Tree
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2013 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Patience,   b. 15 May 1782, Fairfield County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1853, Lexington County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Family ID F41  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Zeigler,   b. 10 May 1797, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jun 1834, Crawford County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married @1814  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Caroline Dent,   b. 1816, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1871, Caddo Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +2. John Washington Dent,   b. 02 Mar 1817, Lexington District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Mar 1880, Crawford County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +3. Jane Ann Dent,   b. 23 Aug 1819, Orangeburgh, Orangeburgh District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1897, Sumter, Sumter District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +4. Mary Ann Dent,   b. 04 Apr 1824, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1897, Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 20 May 2009 11:05:59 
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hepsobah Gartman,   b. @1800, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Type: not married because his wife Catherine was alive 
    Children 
     1. Frances Louisa Dent
    +2. Martha Elizabeth Dent,   b. Feb 1830, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Nancy Rebecca Dent,   b. 1832, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 7 May 2009 00:08:21 
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1820 Land Sale
Edgefield District, South Carolina
William H Dent to William Zeigler
    1820 Land Sale Edgefield District, South Carolina William H Dent to William Zeigler
    1825 Land Purchase
Edgefield District
William H Dent
    1825 Land Purchase Edgefield District William H Dent
    1829 Record of Land Grants
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
Captain William H Dent
    1829 Record of Land Grants Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Captain William H Dent
    for 6 Mar 1826 Land Grants
    200 acres in Madison County, Tennessee

    Census
    1820 Census
Lexington District, South Carolina
Captain William H Dent
    1820 Census Lexington District, South Carolina Captain William H Dent
    1830 Census
Madison County, Tennessee
Captain William H Dent
    1830 Census Madison County, Tennessee Captain William H Dent
    1830 Census Page 2
Madison County, Tennessee
Captain William H Dent
    1830 Census Page 2 Madison County, Tennessee Captain William H Dent