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

Sarah Marshall

Female 1735 - 1795  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name Sarah Marshall  [1, 2
    Born Nov 1735  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 Apr 1795  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Marshall Hall Cemetery, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1492  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Thomas Marshall,   b. 31 Jan 1694, Near Wicomico River, Allens Fresh, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1759, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Bishop,   b. 1694, St. James Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Sep 1726  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The above Named Thomas Marshall married Elizabeth Stoddert (the Widdow of James Stoddert Esqr) September in the Yeare of our Lord Christ Seventeen hundred and twenty six - 1726"
    Family ID F866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 27 Feb 1753  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Dent,   b. 1754, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1816, Augusta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Dent,   b. 6 Dec 1754, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1760, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)  [natural]
     3. George Dent,   b. 1756, "Clarkes Inheritance" (Windsor Castle) Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1813, Columbia County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
     4. Anne Herbert Dent,   b. 30 Oct 1756, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1813, Adams County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
     5. Thomas Marshall Dent,   b. 22 Oct 1761, "Clarkes Inheritance", Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1823, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Under this stone is deposited the body of Sarah Dent daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Marshall. She died April 9th 1795 aged 59 years and 6 months.

      "Sarah Marshall Daughter to Thomas & Elizath Marshall, was born the seventh day of November, in the Year of our Lord Christ one thousand Seven hundred and Thirty five, 1735, in the forty second Year of the age of the above said Elizth Marshall."

      "Sarah Marshall, Daughter of Thomas & Eliz. Marshall, was Married to John Dent on the 27th Day of Feby, Anno Dom. 1752"

      "The above named Sarah, Wife of John Dent, Departed this Life on the 9th Day" (The rest is cut off the bottom of a rebound leaf, but the date should be 9 April 1795)

      Sarah Marshall Dent, Wife of General John Dent of the Revolutionary
      War, died April 9, 1795. Tombstone: "This tribute, due to the Memory
      of an Excellent Mother and good woman, is made by George Dent."
      Daughter, Anne Herbert Dent (born October 30, 1756) was the Mother
      of Jane Herbert (Dent) Wilkinson, who married Doctor James Long and
      went on to fame as the "Mother of Texas." Son, Thomas Marshall Dent
      (born October 22, 1761) was the Maternal Grandfather of Confederate
      Lt. General James Longstreet.
      ===
      Sarah’s husband, John Dent, rose to the rank of general during the American Revolution. Their daughter, Anne Herbert Dent (born October 30, 1756) married Captain William M. Wilkinson of the Revolutionary War. Ann's daughter, Jane Herbert (Dent) Wilkinson, was born July 23, 1798 on Truman's Place plantation near the Patuxent River in Charles County. Jane married Doctor James Long and went on to fame as the "Mother of Texas." Their sons, Thomas Marshall Dent and George Dent, became captains in the Revolutionary War. George served in the Maryland Legislature, becoming Speaker of the House before federal election to Congress for two terms as a supporter of Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Marshall Dent, born October 22 1761, was the maternal grandfather of Confederate Lt. General James Longstreet - General Robert E. Lee's "Old War Horse."
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      Thomas Marshall 67.474 CH £1392.9.2 Nov 5 1759 Nov 15 1759
      Appraisers; John Hanson, John Hanson, Jr.
      Creditors: John Fendall, James Marshall for MM John Glassford & Co.
      Next of kin: William Marshall, Sarah Dent.
      Executor: Thomas Hanson Marshall.
      ===
      DENT, ANN, Charles Co. 4 May, 1764
      20 Jun, 1764
      To dau. Elizabeth Harrison, clothes.
      To dau. Mary A. Cox, clothes.
      To dau. Anne Ireland, Mulatto Tom, horses, stock.
      To son George Dent, still, candlestands, other.
      To Eleanor McPharling, Negro wench, Moll, during her life and
      at her decease to her son Herbert Blackiston.
      To dau. Margaret Greenfield, Negzo man Dick.
      To son John Dent, Negro man, Carpenter, and other.
      To dau. Sarah Dent, negro girl, Sarah, horses, furniture.
      To dau. Rebecca Marshall, Negro wench Cate that works in the
      house, clothing.
      To dau. Letty Stoddert, Negro man, Phill, cattle, clothing.
      To granddau. Anne Herbert Dent, Negro boy James son of Tom and
      Cate, furniture.
      To grandson William Herbert Ireland, Negro boy, Phill,
      furniture, mare.
      To granddau. Anne Dent, furniture.
      To granddau. Anne Alexander, dishes.
      To grandson Harbert Blackiston, silver cans.
      To granddau. Anne Marshall, lesser silver cans.
      To granddau. Anne Stoddert, tablespoons.
      Residue of estate to son John Dent, ex.
      Wits Joseph Thompson. 32. 1
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 186.
      John Rowe Sr., November 6, 1787; October 14, 1793
      I, John Rowe of CC being in perfect health of body, sound and disposing mind and memory
      To son Anthony Rowe, negro girl Winney
      To son John Rowe, negro boy Nace
      To son William Rowe, negro girl Henney
      To daughter Elizabeth Rowe, negro woman Lin and mulatto boy Richard
      To daughter Easter Rowe, a mulattow boy George and a girl Ann.
      To daughters, Elizabeh and Easter Rowe, the residue of my estate equally
      Executor: son Anthony Rowe
      Signed: November 6, 1787 John (his mark) Rowe
      Wit - Jn Dent, Sarah Dent
      Probated on October 14, 1793 by John Rowe Jr. together with witnesses John Dent and Sarah Dent, who made oath that they saw the testator sign and seal this will.
      ===
      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (165). We, George Dent and Ann Dent of CC, previously, by deed of gift and writing dated Jan 23, 1750, gave to our son, John Dent, two tracts of land, the one called Clerks Inheritance, the other called Clerks Purchase, said to contain 500 acres, each tract, with the provision, nevertheless, that sd John Dent should not occupy the same until after the death of sd George or Ann. Now know that we, sd George and Ann Dent, for and in consideration of a contract of marriage agreed upon between sd John Dent and Sarah Marshall, daughter of Mr. Thomas Marshall of CC, with the consent of us, sd George and Ann and sd Thomas Marshall, do hereby agree that, on the solemnization of sd marriage, sd John Dent shall have actual possession of the sd two tracts of land afd, as fully as if the above proviso had never been made, saving, nevertheless, during y lives, the exception in sd deed, of such small part of the tract called Clarks Inheritance as is cleared and occupied by Stephen Lomax. If the intended marriage does take place, I hereby grant to sd John Dent several Negroes now under an overseer, viz, Dick, Brecteonie, Bob, Mole, & ould Bess, with the stock of cattle & hogs thereon, and also 1 young Negro man called Wile, now in the possession of sd John Dent. Signed Jan 27, 1753 - Geo. Dent, Ann Dent. Wit - Elizabeth Dent, Mary Dent Jr, Thomas Henson Marshall. Recorded Mar 25, 1754.

  • Sources 
    1. [S145] MARSHALL HALL BIBLE RECORDS.

    2. [S8] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume III, Families R-Z.

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