Name: William Henry DENT 1 2 3 4
Birth: 3 FEB 1818 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
Death: 11 JUN 1893 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
Occupation: 1844 Sawyer, Gibson tp., Elk co., Pa.
Elk, Cameron, Potter Counties - 1890, by Beers.
William Dent, farmer, P.O. Driftwood, was born in what is now Gibson Township, Cameron Co., Pa., February 21, 1818 and is a son of Thomas and Betsy (Overturf) Dent. His father, a carpenter, was a native of England. He was among the first settlers of Gibson tp, and cleared and improved the farm now occupied by Thomas Dent, where he died. His children were ten in number: Rachel (Mrs. Andrew Overturf), Andrew, Mary A., (Mrs. Reuben Lewis), William, Thomas, Eliza (Mrs. Isaac Smith), Emeline (Mrs. G. Gray), Ellen (Mrs. John Mahon), Susan (Mrs. Charles Miller), and Roxie (Mrs. Jacob Miller). William Dent was reared in Gibson tp., where most of his life has been spent. He was for many years engaged in the lumber business, and he cleared a part of the farm he now ocupied, where he has resided for many years. He married Nancy Miller, daughter of John and Betsy (Logue) Miller, of Grove tp, and they have six children: Emeline (Mrs. Michael Keenan), Charles, John, William, Mary (Mrs. John C. Campbell) and George. Mrs. Dent has been constable, supervisor and collector of Gibson tp; in politics is a Democrat.
Father: Thomas Waters DENT b: 20 JAN 1786 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Mother: Elizabeth OVERTURF b: 25 FEB 1791 in Pennsylvania
Nancy MILLER b: 1821 in Pennsylvania
- Emeline DENT b: 20 NOV 1846 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
- Charles Rowland DENT b: 24 FEB 1848 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
- Mary Nancy DENT b: 18 AUG 1850 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
- John DENT b: 4 JUN 1853 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
- William A. DENT b: 30 SEP 1856 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
- George DENT b: 23 NOV 1864 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
- Title: 1850 census: Gibson tp., Elk Co., Pa
Text: William Dent, 35, Pa., farmer; Nancy, 27, Pa; Emeline, 5, Pa; Charles, 2, Pa.
- Title: 1860 census: Gibson, Elk, Pennsylvania
Text: William Dent, 38, Pa, farmer; Nancy, 39, Pa; Emeline, 14, Pa; Charles, 12, Pa; Mary, 9, Pa; John, 7, Pa; William, 4, Pa.
- Title: 1870 census: Gibson, Cameron, Pa.
Text: William Dent (spelling error, Dest); 58, Pa; Nancy, 49, Pa; Charles, 22, Pa; Mary, 19, Pa; John 16, Pa; William, 13, Pa; George, 10, Pa;
- Title: 1880 census: Grove, Cameron, Pennsylvania
Text: William Dent, 62, farmer, Pa; Nancy, 58, Pa; George, 18, Pa.