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Chronological Summary:
Walter Dent {Walter4,prob Thomas3,John2,John1}

Last Update: July 1999


Birth

[c1779 Newport W Hundred (Hd) Charles Co MD (Chas Co): Walter Dent born (see Aug 1796 tax list entry below); father Walter Dent Sr]

Movt

[by 1785: Walter Dent Jr probably moved with his father and family from Chas Co to Henry Co VA]

Movt

[1787-8: Walter Dent Jr moved with his father and family from Henry Co just over county line to Franklin Co VA (Frkln Co)]

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[8 Aug 1796 Frkln Co: Walter Dent Jr probably for first time enumerated as poll (male age 16&>) in Walter Dent [Sr] tax list entry, indicating Walter Jr had probably turned 16 since Walter Sr's previous tax entry in Mar 1795]

Marr

12 Nov 1800 Frkln Co: Walter Dent Jr obtained bond for marriage to Drucilla Warren [rendered Warner in some abstracts; probable former wife of Langston Warren], with Thomas Prator [Prather] {her father} as his surety

Dau

16 May 1801 [Frkln Co]: Nancy Dent, dau of Walter and Nancy [should be Drucilla] (Prater) Dent, born «Nancy Ann Wall Pennington {dau-in-law} Bible; "Record of Boone, Clinton and Hendricks Counties, Indiana" (pub 1895)» [bible gives her name as "N. Winet", suggesting that her middle name may have been Winnett (possible maiden name of her maternal grandmother)]

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5 Mar 1802 Frkln Co: Walter Dant Jnr on tax list [first appearance; unknown why he did not appear in 1801] with 1 white male 16&> and 2 horses

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9 Apr 1803 Frkln Co: Walter Dant Jnr on tax list with 1 white male 16&> and 1 horse

Dau?

[c1803-4? Frkln Co?: Susan Dent born [probable dau by association; birthdate estimated from 1820 census entry and marriage in 1824]

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14 Apr 1804 Frkln Co: Walter Dant Junr on tax list with 1 white male 16&> and 1 horse

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16 Mar 1805 Frkln Co: James Callaway Jr, Walter Dent Jr and Thomas Greer witnesses to will of Christopher Kitterman «Frkln Co Will Bk 1:355»

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1 Apr 1805 Frkln Co: Walter Dant Junr on tax list with 1 white male 16&> and no further assessment

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5 Apr 1806 Frkln Co: Walter Dant Junr on tax list with no assessment

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6 Apr 1807 Frkln Co: Walter Dant Junr on tax list with 1 white male 16&> and 3 horses

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[1808 Frkln Co: tax lists were not compiled for this year in VA]

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14 Mar 1809 Frkln Co: Walter Dent Jr on tax list with 1 white male 16&> and 3 horses

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3 Mar 1810 Frkln Co: Walter Dent Jr on tax list with 2 white males 16&> [himself, possible Warren stepson] and 3 horses

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1810 Frkln Co: Walter Dent Jr a household head in census as follows: 1 male 26&<45 [himself], 1 male 16&<26 [Warren stepson?], 1 male 10&<16 [Warren stepson or possible half-brother Zachariah Dent?], 1 female 26&<45 [wife Drucilla?], 1 female 16&<26 [Warren stepdau?], 1 female 10&<16 [half sister Catherine or Warren stepdau?], 2 females <10 [Nancy, Susan?]

Son

[c1810 Frkln Co: Absalom Dent born (probable son by association in Hendricks/Boone Cos IN; birth year estimated from 1830 Hendricks Co IN census]

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1 Apr 1811 Frkln Co: Walter Dent Jr on tax list with 1 white male 16&> and 2 horses

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2 Mar 1812 Frkln Co: Walter Dent Jr on tax list with 2 white males 16&> [himself, possible Warren stepson?] and 2 horses

Marr

[c1812-13? Frkln Co?: Walter Dent married Mary (Polly) A[nn] [Greer?] (name known from 1850 Pulaski Co AR census[?]; one researcher gives maiden name as Greer, but source unknown)]

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1 Mar 1813 Frkln Co: Walter Dent Jr on tax list with 2 white males 16&> and 1 horse

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9 Jun 1813 Frkln Co: [Walter Dent Jr mentioned] «Frkln Co Ct Orders Bk 6(?):138»

Son

[c1814 Frkln Co: John M. B. Dent born (probable son by association; birthdate from 1850 Pulaski Co AR census)]

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1 Mar 1814 Frkln Co: Walter Dent Jr on tax list with 1 white male 16&> and 2 horses

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26 Mar 1814 Frkln Co: Henry Love obtained bond for marriage to Caty Dent {possible half sister}, with Walter Dent Jr as his surety

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3 Mar 1815 Frkln Co: Walter Dent Jr on tax list [last appearance] with 2 white males 16&> [himself, Warren stepson?] and 3 horses

Movt

[aft 1815: Walter Dent Jr moved from Frkln Co probably to Lee Co VA, where he lived with probable second cousin Benjamin Dent {Shadrach4,Benja3,John2,John1} of Henry Co VA (see chrono) (Lee Co tax records not available between 1815-26 to confirm exact years of Walter's residence in county)]

Dau

[c1815-16 Lee Co?: Hetty Dent born (dau by association; birthdate estimated from 1836 marriage)]

Dau

[1818 Lee Co?: Drucilla Dent born (dau by association; birth year from 1850 and 1860 Boone Co IN censuses)]

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1820 Lee Co: Walter Dent a household head in census, with 1 male 26&<45 [himself], 2 males <10 [Absalom, John M. B.], 1 female 26&<45 [wife Polly A.], 2 females 16&<26 [Nancy, Susan], 2 females <10 [Hetty, Drucilla]; 1 person engaged in agriculture; no slaves

Dau?

[1820-21 (Lee Co) VA: Sarah Dent born (married Samuel Hiles 1842 in Pike Co MO; as Sarah Hiles age 29 born VA in Samuel Hiles household in 1850 Pike Co MO census; had son Walter Hiles)]

Movt

[by 1821-22: Walter Dent probably moved from Lee Co to Perry Co KY]

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1821-22 Perry Co KY: Walter Dent on tax list

Dau?

[c1823? Perry Co?: Jane Dent born (married Moses Angle 1842 in Pike Co MO census)]

Movt

[c1824: Walter Dent moved from Perry Co KY to Hendricks Co IN (Hndrks Co)]

Dau?

[c1825? Hndrks Co?: Elizabeth Dent born (married Thomas W. Eoff 1842 in Pike Co MO census)]

Son?

[1827 Hndrks Co: William Dent born (age 33 born IN in 1860 Pike Co MO census; had son Walter D[aniel] Dent)]

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1830 Hndrks Co: Walter Dent in census, with 1 male 30&<40 [himself, actually aged about 51], 1 male 15&<20 [John M. B.], 1 male <5 [William?], 1 female 30&<40 [wife Polly A.], 1 female 15&<20 [Hetty], 1 female 10&<15 [Drucilla], 2 females 5&<10 [Sarah?, Jane?], and 1 female <5 [Elizabeth?]

Movt

[aft 1830: Walter Dent moved from Hendricks Co IN to Boone Co IN]

Dau?

[c1830-32? Hndrks Co or Boone Co: (unknown name) Dent born (from 1840 census)]

Dau

[1834 (Boone Co) IN: Mary (Polly) Ann Dent born (dau by association; birthyear from 1850 and 1860 Pulaski Co AR censuses)]

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1840 Boone Co: Walter Dent in census, as follows: 1 male 60&<70 [himself], 1 male 10&<15 [William?], 1 female 40&<50 [wife Polly A.], 2 females 15&<20 [Sarah?, Jane?], 1 female 10&<15 [Elizabeth?], 2 females 5&<10 [(unknown), Mary Ann]

Movt?

[by 1842?: Walter Dent possibly moved from Boone Co IN to Pike Co MO (Elizabeth Dent, Jane Dent and Sarah Dent married in 1842, and William Dent married 1849 in Pike Co; Sarah and William both named a child Walter; years and places of birth in 1850 Pike Co census for both Sarah and William seem to track with Walter Dent's movements)]

Death

[by 1850 Pike Co?: Walter Dent died (some of his family including his widow had moved to Pulaski Co AR by 1850)]

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1859 St Francois Co MO: in administration bond of John Dent, decd, the heirs of Walter Dent, decd brother of John Dent, were listed amongst the heirs of the decd «St Francois Co MO probate records»


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