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

Catharine Dent

Female Bef 1783 - 1832  (> 49 years)


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  • Name Catharine Dent 
    Birth Bef 1783  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death 7 Sep 1832  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I104307  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Zachariah Dent,   b. 1752, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Dec 1828, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Scott,   b. 1754, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1828, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Marriage not proved Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6372  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benjamin Swann,   b. Abt 1782, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Jan 1834, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Marriage Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Swann,   b. 24 Nov 1828, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     2. Samuel Swann,   b. 16 Sep 1830, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     3. Theophilus Swann,   b. 16 Sep 1830, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F46191  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book WDM-15, 1825-1833; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 300.
      Zachariah Dent Sr., Will, June 21, 1828; December 27, 1828
      I, Zachariah Dent of CC, being weak in body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding;
      To son William S. Dent, 1 dollar.
      To son George R. Dent, 1 dollar.
      To son Zechariah Dent, the plantation whereon he now lives being a part of a tract "Burches Reserve", part of a tract "Chesham" and part of a tract "Boarman Manor". Also negroes James and John now in his possession.
      To son Zachariah Dent, negroes Peggy and Teresa, provided he pay my daughter Catherine Swann, 110 dolllars.
      To daughter Catharine Swann, negroes Stephen, William, Harry, Anne, Warren, and Blackman. Also 1 walnut chest.
      To daughter Elizabeth Sophia Dent, my dwelling plantation whereon I now live, being part of "Turners Forest" and also part of a tract called "Church Over". Also negroes Mary, Henny, Mark, Mariah, Juliana and Emily. Also 1 desk, 1 bed and furniture, 1 cart and 1 yoke of oxen, 1 bay mare, 1 bay colt, all the meat, corn crop of tobacco and wheat in the house or field and all the money that I may have at my death.
      To son Zachariah Dent, daughters Catharine Swann and Elizabeth Sophia Dent, all the rest and residue of my estate.
      Item: It is hereby expressed that all the above property bequeath be retained by my wife Elizabeth Dent during her life for her use except negroes Peggy and Tresey which shall be delivered to my son Zachariah at my death.
      Joint Executors: son Zachariah Dent and Benjamin Swann
      Signed: June 21, 1828 Zechariah Dent
      Wit: Theophilus Dent, George Smoot, John Farrand

      === Research notes from George Swann
      Charles County Court Proceedings 1845-1853 pg432
      October Term 1848: Benjamin Swann a minor aged 10 years the 24th day of Novermber 1838... Samuel Swann a minor aged 8 years the 16th day of September 1838... Theophilus Swann a minor aged 8 years the 16th day of September... at their own request was placed by the court under the guardianship of Samuel T. Swann. This gives the appearance that Samuel and Theophilus were twins.
      These 3 were sons of Benjamin Swann and Catharine Dent.

      Benjamin Swann and Catherine Dent had the following children:
      i. BENJAMIN3 SWANN was born on 24 Nov 1828 in Trinity Parish, Charles Co. MD. He
      married an unknown spouse about 1827.
      ii. THEOPHILUS SWANN was born on 16 Sep 1830 in Trinity Parish, Charles Co. MD.
      iii. SAMUEL SWANN was born on 16 Sep 1830 in Trinity Parish, Charles Co. MD.

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