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  • ID: I56322
  • Name: Miles Dent
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 03 JUN 1823 in Philipsburg, Centre Co, PA
  • Burial: MAR 1889 Hick's Run Cem, Hick's Run, Cameron Co, PA
  • Census: 1850 Benezette, Elk Co, PA, age 25
  • Death: 18 MAR 1889 in Aged 65 yrs, 9 mo, 2 days
  • Census: 1880 Benezette, Elk Co, PA, age 56, lumberman
  • Note:
    History of the Counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
    J. H. Beers & Co., publishers, c 1890 History of Elk County, page 775

    Benezette Township
    MILES DENT, lumberman and merchant, Dent's 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., Penn., June 3, 1823, and in January 1850, 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
    Febaney, wife of Charles TELLER, of Warren county, Penna.,
    Austin, married and living at Dent's Run
    Alice, wife of S. D. BILLINGS, at Dent's 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 township, Cameron county,

    Mr. Dent built, in 1865, one of the first grist-mills in Gibson township, and in 1866 built a small water-power mill. In 1881 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 Co., where he resides, and where he is recognized as a practical businessman.

    Marriage 1 Lydia E Miller b: ABT 15 OCT 1829 in PA
    • Married: JAN 1850
    1. Has Children Mary Emily Dent b: 09 JUL 1867 in PA
    2. Has No Children Hiram Dent b: ABT 26 APR 1852
    3. Has No Children Isaiah Dent b: 30 AUG 1852
    4. Has No Children Febaney Dent b: AFT 1849
    5. Has No Children Austin Dent b: 20 JAN 1860 in PA
    6. Has No Children Alice Cecile Dent b: 30 JUL 1862 in PA
    7. Has No Children Warren Dent b: 29 JUL 1864 in PA
    8. Has Children Abel E Dent b: 26 AUG 1865 in PA
    9. Has No Children Jane Dent b: ABT 1876 in PA

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