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Thomas W. Dent

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  • ID: I003
  • Name: Miles DENT 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 16 JUN 1823 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
  • Death: 18 MAR 1889 in Dents Run, Gibson tp., Cameron, Pennsylvania
  • Burial: Hicks Run Cemetery
  • Note:
    Elk, Cameron and Potter Co., 1890, by Beers.
    Miles Dent, lumberman and merchant, Dent' Run, is a son of Thomas and Elizabeth Dent, natives of England, who were among the first settlers of Elk and Cameron counties. Miles Dent was born in what is now Gibson township, Cameron Co., Pa., June 3, 1823 and in January, 1850 he married Miss Lydia Miller, a daughter of Daniel and Mary Miller of Gibson township, and they have reared a family of eight children, all still living: Isaiah, married and living at Dent's Run; Waren, married and living at Dent's Run; Febaney, wife of Charles Teller, of Warren county, Pa; Austin, married and living at Dent;s Run; Alice, wife of S. D. Billings at Dents Run; Warren married and living at Dent;s Run; Abel E., married and also residing at Dent's Run; Mary, wife of John R. Hicks, of Gibson Tp., Cameron County and Jennie. Mr. Dent built in 1865, one of the first grist mills in Gibson tp., and in 1866 built a small water power mill. In 1881 he he built a steam mill, the capacity of which is 30,000 feet of lumber per day. He also does a flourishing business in the store at Benezette, Elk county, where he resides and where he is recognized as a practical business man.


    Father: Thomas Waters DENT b: 20 JAN 1786 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    Mother: Elizabeth OVERTURF b: 25 FEB 1791 in Pennsylvania

    Marriage 1 Lydia MILLER b: 15 OCT 1829 in Millers Run, Cameron, Pennsylvania
    • Married: JAN 1850 in Pennsylvania
    Children
    1. Has Children Filancy Ellen DENT b: MAR 1848
    2. Has Children Isaiah DENT b: 30 AUG 1850 in Dents Run, Pennsylvania
    3. Has No Children Hiram DENT b: 5 MAY 1852 in Dents Run, Cameron, Pennsylvania
    4. Has No Children Austin DENT b: 20 JAN 1860 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
    5. Has Children Alice Cecilia DENT b: 29 MAY 1862 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
    6. Has Children Warren DENT b: 29 JUL 1864 in Dents Run, Pennsylvania
    7. Has Children Mary Ellen DENT b: 9 JUL 1865 in Dents Run, Pennsylvania
    8. Has Children Abel DENT b: 26 AUG 1867 in Dents Run, Pennsylvania
    9. Has Children Rachel Jane DENT b: 28 JAN 1873 in Dents Run, Pennsylvania

    Sources:
    1. Title: 1850 census: Benzinger, Elk, Pennsylvania
      Text: Miles Dent, 25, pa, farmer; Lydia, 20, Pa.
    2. Title: 1860 census: Benzinger, Elk, Pennsylvania
      Text: Miles Dent, 37, Pa; Lydia, 30, Pa; Isiah, 10, Pa; Hiram, 8, Pa; Feliana, 6, Pa; Child, 5 months, Pa.
    3. Title: 1880 census: Benzinger, Elk, Pa.
      Text: Miles Dent, 56, Pa; Lydia, 50, Pa; Austin, 20, Pa; Alice, 18, Pa; Warren, 16, Pa; Abel, 15, Pa; Mary, 13, Pa; Jane, 6, Pa.