Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

George Dent

Male 1756 - 1813  (57 years)


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  • Name George Dent  [1
    Born 1756  "Clarkes Inheritance" (Windsor Castle) Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Dec 1813  Columbia County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002115  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2018 

    Father John General Dent,   b. 1733, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1809, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Sarah Marshall,   b. Nov 1735, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1795, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1753  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00859  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Magruder Truman,   b. Abt 1760, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1814, Columbia County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married Abt 1776  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Herbert Dent,   b. 1782, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1823, St. Bartholomew's Parish, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     2. Sarah Marshall Dent,   b. 1784, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1816, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 33 years)
     3. Elizabeth Truman Dent,   b. 1786, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1789, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     4. Maria Dent,   b. 1788, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James Truman Dent,   b. 1790, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1869, Columbia County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. George Columbus Dent,   b. 23 Feb 1793, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1815, Hamburg, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     7. Dennis Dent,   b. 22 May 1796, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1863, Tuscaloosa, Green County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F01433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 609.
      James Briscoe, Will, January 30, 1779; November 11, 1800
      I, James Briscoe of CC being a languid state of body tho of perfect sound mind and memory
      To wife Elizabeth Briscoe, during her natural life, the use of all my real and personal estate except as follows;
      To son Edward Briscoe, negroe Winifred and a colt wigh my bay mare Bonney is now supposed to be with foal, and lastly the revertion of my real estate.
      To three sons Richard Sothoron Briscoe, Gerard Briscoe, and Philip Truman Briscoe, the revertion of all that part of my personal estate already given to my wife.
      Executor: wife Elizabeth Briscoe
      Signed: January 30, 1779 James Briscoe
      Wit: John C. Bennett, George Dent (of John), Thomas Marshall Dent.
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      Charles County Maryland Administration Accounts, 1791-1798, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 197.
      Benjamin Fendall - 2nd Addl & Final A/C; 563.6.5 1131.10.9 Jun 23 1794
      Sureties: George Dent Jr., Marshall Dent
      Received from: Robert Alexander
      Payments to: Wm & Robt Mollison, Doctor Marshall, Barnaby Greenway {Greenwell?}
      Mentions: former inventory Liber D
      Mentions: death of negro Will since last account
      Representatives: Widow & 3 children; Sabina Truman and Mary Truman at age, Benjamin Truman 14 years of age the 10th November next.
      Balance Accountable: 755.6.8
      Distribution: widow 1/3, residue to 3 children equally
      Administratrix: Mary Truman Fendall

      ===following by Janet Reno
      George Dent, b. 1758 and d. 12/2/1813 in Richmond County., GA. He m. Anne Magruder Truman.
      Among their 8 children was a son named John Herbert Dent, b. 2/15/1782 and who died 7/29/1823 in SC. He had a very distinguished naval career and participated in the Battle of Tripoli along with Michael Brown Carroll (of St. Mary's Co.) about whom I just wrote an article that was published in "The Chronicles of St. Mary's", the quarterly magazine of the SMC Historical Society. John Herbert Dent served, for awhile, as the Captain of "Old Ironsides". The Battleship Dent was named for him (commissioned in 1919).
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 126. Feb 15, 1785 from John Dent of CC, Gentleman, to George Dent of John, of CC, Gentleman, for the natural love and affection which he has for the sd George Dent, and also for 5 shillings and for divers other good causes, all that part of a tract of land called Clarks Inheritance, lying in .CC and on the east side of the main road leading from Port Tobacco to Pomnonkey; also one other part or parcel of a tract of land called Dents Levels, adjoining to the afd tract of land called Clarks Inheritance, and lying on both sides of the main road afd, supposed between them to contain about 580 acres_ Signed - Jno Dent. Wit - Walter Hanson, Richd Barnes. Recorded Mar 17, 1785.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 237. Bill of sale, recorded at the request of George Dent of John and Horatio Middleton. I, Thomas Ward of CC, planter, for 200 sell to George Dent of John and Horatio Middleton of CC, as tenants in common, 1 Negro man named James, 1 other Negro man named Robert, & 2 feather beds. Signed - Thomas Ward. Wit - Rich Barnes*. Recorded Apr 1, 1788.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 279. Bill of sale, recorded at the request of George Dent of John and Horatio Middleton. I, Sarah Ward of CC, widow, for 40 , sell to George Dent of John & Horatio Middleton of CC, 1 Negro man named George, 1 Negro man named James, 1 Negro man named Robert, 1 Negro woman named Milly, 4 feather beds and furniture, 1 desk, 1 oval table, 1 square table, 1 sorrel horse, 2 black horses, 2 cows & yearlings, 1 cow and calf, 1 heifer, 2 sows & 20 shoats, 1 case with 12 bottles, 12 flagged bottom chairs, 1 pair hand mill stones. To have and to hold, as tenants in common. Signed May 17, 1788 - Sarah (S her mark) Ward. Wit - Henry Barnes*. Recorded May 17, 1788.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 575. Sep 8, 1789 from Sarah Ward (widow), to Horatio Middleton and George Dent (of John) Gentleman, all of CC, for 50 , a tract of land called Wheelers Purchase whereon the sd Sarah Ward now lives, lying in CC. Signed - Sarah (S her mark) Ward, Wit - Wm. D. Briscoe*, Alexr McPherson*.
      Recorded Sep 8, 1789.
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1801-1803; Liber IB-5 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 219.
      At the request of Thomas Marshall the following Deed was recorded August 17, 1802
      Indenture made June 14, 1802; George Dent in consideration of 6,333 dollars 33 cents to Thomas Marshall, physician, have sold a tract of land called "Clarke's Inheritance" containing 300 acres lying on the north side of Mattawoman Swamp, beginning near Plunkett's Branch to the public road leading from Port Tobacco to Pomonkey Warehouse. Also one other tract adjoining called "Dent's Level" containing 280 acres which the said two tracts were granted to George Dent by his father's deed bearing date February 15, 1785. Signed George Dent in the presence of and acknowledged before James Freeman, Gerard Briscoe
      June 14, 1802; Ann Magruder {Dent} wife of George Dent relinquished her right of dower
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1806-1808; Liber IB-7 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 146.
      At the request of John Moran the following Power of Attorney was recorded August 18, 1806
      State of Georgia - we Elizabeth Gordon Truman widow of James Truman late of Prince George's County, Maryland deceased, and Magruder Dent daughter of the said James Truman and George Dent in his own and in the right of his wife the said Ann Magruder Dent all of the County of Columbia and state of Georgia have appointed Capt. James Somerville of Prince George's County, Maryland our true and lawful attorney to sell and convey in fee simple to John Moran of Prince George's County, Maryland the northern moiety or half part of a tract of land called "Buttenton" containing 243 acres situated part in Prince Georges County, Maryland in part in CC and adjoining lands of Joshua Naylor. Which said moiety was resurveyed by Henry Truman on January 27, 1736. In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this December 17 1805, Elizabeth G. Truman, Ann G. Dent, G. Dent in the presence of Thomas M. Dent (power of attorney), William Mcgar (witness), John Beall (JP) and acknowledged before John Beall, Justice of the Peace
      Columbia County, Georgia clerk's office recorded in Book N folio 110 and 111. Examine the 2nd day of January 1806, W. F. Ware for Peter Crawford clerk for the Superior Court of Columbia County, Georgia and certified by John Foster judge of the inferior court of Columbia County, Georgia this 4th day of January 1806
      Indenture made April 10, 1806; between Capt. James Sumrall of Prince George's County, Maryland of the one part and John Moran of the other part. Whereas Elizabeth Gordon Truman widow of James Truman late of Prince George's County, Maryland deceased, and Magruder Dent daughter of the said James Truman and George Dent in his own and in the right of his wife the said Ann Magruder Dent all of the County of Columbia and state of Georgia did by their joint power of attorney duly executed appoint Capt. James Somerville thereto and lawful attorney on their behalf to convey in fee simple to John Moran the northern moiety of a tract of land called "Buttenton". Now this indenture witnesseth that James Somerville in consideration of $1250 paid by John Moran and by virtue of his power of attorney has sold unto John Moran the aforesaid tract of land. Signed James Somerville in the presence of Henry Warren, John Smith Brookes and acknowledged before John M. Gantt, Chief Justice of the 1st Judicial District of the State of Maryland
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 314-86: CLARKS INHERITANCE: 500 acres; Possession of - 500 Acres - Herbert, William: Surveyed 3 June 1663 for Ralph Clarke on the North side of the main fresh run at the head of Mattawoman creek called Nateing.: Conveyance notes - 500 Acres - Philip Lynes from John Godson; 15 May 1677, Charged in Prince Georges County,

  • Sources 
    1. [S044738] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume III, Families R-Z.