Name: Miles DENT 1 2 3
Birth: 16 JUN 1823 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
Death: 18 MAR 1889 in Dents Run, Gibson tp., Cameron, Pennsylvania
Burial: Hicks Run Cemetery
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
Lydia MILLER b: 15 OCT 1829 in Millers Run, Cameron, Pennsylvania
- Filancy Ellen DENT b: MAR 1848
- Isaiah DENT b: 30 AUG 1850 in Dents Run, Pennsylvania
- Hiram DENT b: 5 MAY 1852 in Dents Run, Cameron, Pennsylvania
- Austin DENT b: 20 JAN 1860 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
- Alice Cecilia DENT b: 29 MAY 1862 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
- Warren DENT b: 29 JUL 1864 in Dents Run, Pennsylvania
- Mary Ellen DENT b: 9 JUL 1865 in Dents Run, Pennsylvania
- Abel DENT b: 26 AUG 1867 in Dents Run, Pennsylvania
- Rachel Jane DENT b: 28 JAN 1873 in Dents Run, Pennsylvania
- Title: 1850 census: Benzinger, Elk, Pennsylvania
Text: Miles Dent, 25, pa, farmer; Lydia, 20, Pa.
- 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.
- 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.