Thomas W. Dent

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  • ID: I009
  • Name: William Henry DENT 1 2 3 4
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 3 FEB 1818 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
  • Death: 11 JUN 1893 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
  • Occupation: 1844 Sawyer, Gibson tp., Elk co., Pa.
  • Note:
    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

    Marriage 1 Nancy MILLER b: 1821 in Pennsylvania
    • Married: ABT. 1845 in Pennsylvania
    Children
    1. Has Children Emeline DENT b: 20 NOV 1846 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
    2. Has Children Charles Rowland DENT b: 24 FEB 1848 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
    3. Has No Children Mary Nancy DENT b: 18 AUG 1850 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
    4. Has No Children John DENT b: 4 JUN 1853 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
    5. Has No Children William A. DENT b: 30 SEP 1856 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania
    6. Has No Children George DENT b: 23 NOV 1864 in Driftwood, Cameron, Pennsylvania

    Sources:
    1. Title: 1850 census: Gibson tp., Elk Co., Pa
      Text: William Dent, 35, Pa., farmer; Nancy, 27, Pa; Emeline, 5, Pa; Charles, 2, Pa.
    2. 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.
    3. 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;
    4. Title: 1880 census: Grove, Cameron, Pennsylvania
      Text: William Dent, 62, farmer, Pa; Nancy, 58, Pa; George, 18, Pa.
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