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Ricky Dent TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN AND PUTNAM COUNTY REGISTER,HENRY, IL
April 9, 1868
Died At Magnolia, March 20th, John E. Dent, age 85 years.
John E. Dent, one of the oldest citizens of Putnam County and father o fMrs. Z. Swan of this city, died two weeks since at Magnolia at the advanced age of 85. He moved to Putnam county in 1830, was an influential and respected citizen and raised a family who have held many responsible trusts in political life. For the past two or three years, Mr. Dent. has been in feeble health and his nervous temperament produced derangement of which he was afflicted to the day of his death. All who knew him, admired his striking qualities and he passed away mourned by them all.
Mar 01, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent The following transcription of the Inventory found on pages 254
and 255 of a Bedford County Book (name and number not given by
clerk who made the xerox copy of the original) is true to the
original. Linda Sparks Starr.

Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of John Dent dec'd 28
December 1820.

1 Bed Stead and Furniture ~4 4 " William Hie 4 10 "
1 ditto ditto 4 10 " Sally Dent 3 " "
1 Flare Wheel 0 15 " ditto " 12 "
1 Shot gun 12 " John Dent " 15 "
1 Walnut cupboard 3 12 " Sally Dent 3 " "
9 Plates 4 6 Sally Dent " 19 6
Sundry Glass Ware " 9 " Marble Dent " " 9
ditto Earthern " 1 3 3 Sally Dent " 12 "
ditto tin " " 6 " Thomas Melson " 15 "
ditto Pewter " " 6 " Jeremiah
Jourdan " 9 "
1 Plate " 1 6 Joel Dent " 9 "
1 Walnut Chest " 9 " Sally Dent " 4 6
----do---do--- " 4 6
1 pair Steelyards [balances] " 12 " Sally Dent 3 " "
1 hand Saw " 10 " Sally Dent " 8 "
---do---do-- " 3 "
2 Stone Jugs " 15 " Sally Dent " " 3
1 Shovel & Tongs " 3 9 Thomas Melson " 1 6
1 Table " 7 6 Sally Dent " " 4
1 Bed Stead & Furniture 4 4 " Sally Dent " 3 "
1 pot " 10 " Sally Dent " 3 "
1 pr Flat Irons " 6 " Sally Dent " 2 "
1 Meal Sifter " 09 " Sally Dent " 3 "
Sundry Shoemakers Tools " " 9 Sally Dent " 9 "
1 Skillet " " 9 Joel Dent " 14 "
1 pot " 6 " Joel Dent " 1 6
1 Oven Lid & hooks " 3 9 Joel Dent " 6 "
Sundry Water pails " 6 " Sally Dent " 4 6
Knifes and Forks " 4 6 Joel Dent " 10 6
1 Loom & Slea " 18 " Peter Dent
" Sundry old Irons " 15 " Marble N. Dent
" ditto old Tools " 4 6 2 or Bridles " 3 "
1 Tub " 3 " 1 Old Coulter 0 1 9
1 Cask (sic) Iron hoops " 7 6 8 Bushels Bran" 2 8
2 Old Cotton Wheels " 9 " 1 Gray Mare 19 10 "
Sundry Horse Gear " 15 " 8 Sheep 3 " "
1 red Heifer 2 8 " Joel Dent " " 9
1 ditto ditto 2 11 " Sally Dent " 15 "
do do 3 " "
1 Red Pided heifer 1 10 " Marble Dent 2 12 "
1 ditto ditto 1 16 " Marble Dent 1 11 "
1 Bull 1 13 " Thomas Melson 3 " "
1 Black Cow 3 18 " Sally Dent 1 16 "
1 Red Cow and Calf 3 12 " Peter Dent 1 13 "
1 Spotted Cow & Calf & Bull 2 14 " James C.
Butler 2 8 "
1 ditto ditto ditto 3 12 " Peter Dent 1 13 "
10 Geese 1 10 " Joel Dent 4 11 "
2/3 14 Barrels Corn 8 8 " Joseph Wright 3 12 "
2/3 500 lb Oats in the Sheaf " 10 " Joshua Noble 3 " "
2/3 25 Bushels Wheat 1 " " Sally Dent 3 0 "
1 Blade Stack " 6 " Sarah Dent " 10 "
2 do do " 12 " Sally Dent 4 18 "
1 do do " 3 " Sally Dent 0 3 9
2/3 1 Stack Oats 1 10 " Sally Dent 0 18 9
2/3 2 ditto Wheat 1 " 6 Sally Dent 1 1 "
2 hogs 1 19 " Anthony Evans 2 1 "
1 Tribbett " " 9 John Dent 1 14 "
1 negros Woman & Child 135 " " Hezekiah
Dickerson 2 10 "
6 Chairs " 6 " Sally Dent " " 9
2 Pewter Taringon " 1 6 not sold
2/3 18 barrels Corn @8 4 16 " Sally Dent " 4 6
1 Stack Blader " 7 6 Sold with the old
Pewter
1 ditto ditto " 7 6 A Evans 4 lbs @ 9/9
1 19 "
1 ditto ditto " 7 6 Jubal Jourdan 4 ditto
10/3 2 1 "
1 ditto ditto Oats} Marble Dent
1 do do } 2/3 1 4 " 5 lbs @ 9/9 2 8 9
Marble Dent " 10 "
1 parcel Shooks [prts of barrel]" 4 6 Joel Dent " 7 6
1 axe & 1 Wedge " 8 " Robert Nemmo " 10 "
Swingletree and Clevis 0 1 6 ditto ditto 1 1 "
[instrument for beating hemp
& clamp to attach to plow]
Tommy Wright Elizabeth Vannerson " 7 6
his Sally Dent " 6 "
Robert X Nemo Wm. Dollard " " 11
mark
Nat'l Chapman Peter Dent
Sally Dent " 1 6 Marble Dent



At a Court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse thereof the
26th day of March 1821. This Inventory and appraisement of the
Estate of John Dent dec'd was returned to Court and Ordered to be
Recorded.
Mar 01, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent Known by all as Pat Dent
he was born Feb 1943 in Carbondale Fayette County West Virginia
Son to George Washington Dent and Betty Jean Nutter,
The family moved to Clinton Camp in Boone County West Virginia in 1950.

1960-1963
82nd Airborne Special Forces United States Army
his M.O.S was in engineering and gurilla warfare.

1970s
Boone County Deputy Sheriff worked his way to the rank of Leiutenan twithin 6 years,
he was the first Deputy Sheriff to graduate from the West Virginia StatePolice Academy
with honors from Boone County West Virginia.

in 1974 he was nominated national cop of the year.
he attended 14 different Police schools in the following areas
1. Drugs
2. Junenile Laws
3. Homicide Investigations
4. Scientific Investigations of Crimes
5. Sex Crimes Investigations
6. Fire Arms
7. Penal Codes
8. Crime Preventions
9. Arson Investigations

He has a Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from West Virginia SouthernCommunity Colleage, Which he got by going 3 nights a week While a DeputySheriff and While working a 2nd job at Eastern Coal Company as ChiefSecurity.

1981-1985
Superintendent of West Virginia Highways for Boone County
Appointed by Governor John D. Rockefeller IV

1985-1988
Investigator for the West Virginia Secretary of State
Appointed by Secretary Ken Hechler

1990s- 2003
County Administrative Assistant to the Boone County Commission
Appointed by Commissioners
Mickey J. Protan.
Gordan Eversole.
Gene Kuhn.
Mar 01, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent She was a Deputy Sheriff in Boone County West Virginia
from 1980- 2002, she worked in the child abuse & sex crime unit.
She set up the child abuse unit in the Boone County Sheriff's dept.
She was top in her class at the West Virginia State Police Acadamy.
She was the 3rd female Deputy Sheriff hired in Boone County WV.
Mar 01, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent Thomas Dent was the high
Sheriff of St. Marys Co. Maryland 1664 and was one of the Justices Of the
County Court and a delegate for St. Marys Co. 1669.




Ref. Colonial Families of the United States pg. 152-153, 202 -203
The Abridge Compendium of American Genealogy pg. 658




More About JUDGE THOMAS DENT:

1. 1661,Magistrate of County Court of St. Marys

2. Justice Of the Pease and Quorum

3. 1669, Delegate For St.Marys Co. Lower House

4. 1664, Serve as surveyor general of the Maryland
Colony

5. 1671, St. Marys Councilman

6. 1667, High Sheriff of St. Marys Co. Maryland

7. 1675, Commissioned to equip militia for expedition

8. March 28, 1676, Dated Last Will and Testament
Mar 01, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent From: College of Arms, Queen Victoria Street, London, E.C.4.
For: Mrs. R. C. Naylor,
Subject: Pedigree of Peter Dent 1684.
Date: 29 August, 1969.
A careful search in the official records of The College of Arms did not reveal a Yorkshire pedigree of Dent, but one was found in the 1684 Vistation of co. Cambridge (K.7, page 20) which was attested by a Peter Dent, whose family came from Yorkshire.
As there were no other pedigrees of a family of this name which mentioned a Peter of Yorkshire, I imagined that this was the required pedigree and have abstracted it.
It begins with James Dent of Ormesby, near Gisborough, co. York, who came from the town of Dent in the West Riding.
His son Peter of Ormesby, died circa 1642, leaving a son Peter of Gisborough. He married Margaret, daughter of John circa 1674, leaving four sons, viz: (1) William, who was of Sunderland, co. Durham in 1684, (2) Peter, of Cambridge (see below) (3) Thomas, who died in Maryland in the west Indies where he left unspecified issue and (4) George of Gisborough, who was living unmarried in 1664.
Peter, the second son, who attested the pedigree, was aged 55 in 1684. He was married to Elizabeth, daughter of John Pleys of Little Eversden, co. Cambridge, Clerk, descended from Devon. They had three sons, Pierce (aged about 21 in 1684), William (aged 19), and John (aged 10) and three daughters, Margaret, Mrs. Henry Nelson of Linton, co. Kent, Elizabeth, Mrs. William Allot of Cambridge and Deborah, unmarried.
The following arms have been drawn beside the pedigree:
Argent on a Bend Sable three Lozenges Ermine (a cresent for difference).
Beneath the arms is this note: "These Arms found in a Book of Coats formerly belonging to Clarenceux Caroden and Mr Nic Charles Lancaster now penees H. St. G Mil. Clarenceux pag 65. as belonging to Dent of Newcastle upon Tyne."
This reference is that the family used, but could not establish a right to the arms. As there are no further records of his family, if a descendant wished to bear arms, he would have to submit his case to the kings of arms for judgement. If they descided that the arms put forward in 1684 were genuine and appertained to the family, they would issue a certificate to this effect. If they found that the claim foundered for want of proof, then a new grant of arms would be necessary
Mar 01, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent The beginning of the trouble was the desire of Perry Christian and his companions: John Lewis, Robert Walters, John Perkins, and C.E.Chamberlain to wreak vengeance on a negro named Frisco who sought safety in the home of George W. Dent's son-in-law, Charley Gates. Three of the gang attacked the house and battered down the door. G.W. Dent and Charley Gates were working in a field when they were in formed of the attack and started for the scene. When they reached the Gate's house, G.W. Dent ordered the men to leave. Lewis, Walters and Perkins met Dent and Gates and a fight brokeout between the men. G.W. Dent - a 46 year old man- and his son-in-law,got the upper hand on the men. Perry Christian appeared on the scene, for the first time, coming out of the Gate's home. He held a revolver in one hand and a whiskey bottle in the other. He fired four shots at Dent,two which went true to the human target, one hit Dent in his chest. Dent took a step back, reached his right arm out, and moved towards Perry Christian. Christian fired his revolver, hitting Dent between the eyes.Dent staggered for a moment and fell to the ground - dead. This account is from the March 28, 1901,Fayette County, West Virginia, newspaper
Mar 01, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent George went inside the Coal Mines in 1933 at age 11, at the Boomer Coal &Coke.
he worked for Cannelton Coal & Fuel 1939-1943
he worked for Beards Fork Coal and also worked selling movie tickets a tthe Beards Fork movie house in the mid 1943- 1950
he moved his family to Clinton Camp Boone County WVa in 1950, Where he worked for Eastern Coal Company at the following Coal Mines
1. Cow Creek # 2 Mine.
2. Workman Br # 11 Mine.
3. Wharton # 4 Mine.
Mar 01, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent James B. Dent was put to school at an early day, and after acquiring a fair knowledge of the English branches, he entered Judson College, remaining here for two y ears. Upon starting out in life for himself he accepted aposition as salesman in a wholesale house of Chicago, filling this position for two years; later was in business in Galena, where he remained also two years, and afterward spent some time in Cairo.

In 1861, he enlisted in Company A, First Illinois Calvary, and wascommissioned second lieutenant, but at the end of one year he joined theFourteenth Illinois and was made captain of Company C. When mustered out of service was major of his regiment. he was in the battles of Lexington,Buffington's Island, Knoxville, Cumberland Gap, and was in all the battles from Dalton to Atlanta, and during his war career was three times captured, once at Lexington, in 1861 and again in 1864, while with Stoneman on his raid on Macon, and was put under fire of his own batteries at Charleston, S.C., but remained uninjured. When captured the third time he was on a train going from Charleston to Cincinnati, and was taken back and put in Libby prison. After being held in this dungeon for two months was exchanged.

In the fall of 1865 he came to Arkansas and located in Woodruff County where he met friends and decided to permanently locate. Although his finances were at a very low he bought a farm, and he is now one of the largest real estate owners in the county, his lands amounting to about 5,000 acres, 2,500 of which were wild land, and the remainder of very fertile soil.

He officiated as county assessor in 1874, and for three terms held the position of county and probate judge. In 1888 he was elected on theDemocrat ticket to the State legislature, and is now filling the duties of that position in a manner highly satisfactory to his townsmen who honored him with their votes. He was a delegate to the NationalConvention that nominated Cleveland for the presidency, which met in St.Louis. he was one of the men who defended Gov. Baxter and replaced him in office, acting as lieutenant from Augusta during the Brooks-Baxtertrouble. During the Ku-Klux and militia times he fearlessly expressed his opinion, defended himself against both parties and assisted in protect ing his neighbors from the depredations of these lawless men.

The Major is a whole-souled and honorable man, and is ever ready to defend his country, friend or neighbor. he has taken the degree of KnightTemplar in the order of Mason, and takes great pride in his lodge.
Mar 01, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent Taken From the Henry Republican, Henry, IL
November 28, 1872
At Wenona, Nov. 18, of consumption of the bowels, Enoch Dent, aged 76.
Another Old Settler Gone - The Index announces the death of another old settler, Father Enoch Dent of Wenona, who died on Monday of last week,aged 76. He was first taken sick about the time of the Wenona fair,supposed at that time to be lung fever, but from which he has not recovered, a complication of diseases setting in, finally resulting in his death.

Father Dent was born In Monongalia county, W. Va., May 21, 1796. He married in April 1817, Miss Judith Gapen of Pennsylvania, who has been his companion upwards of 55 years. By this union 12 children were born to them, five only of whom survive the father. In 1820 he moved into the wilds of Indiana, and in October 1832, into Marshall County, during the Black Hawk war, in which he took active part. He has lived about 40 years near where he died.

Few persons were better known in this community. In person, he was commanding and dignified. His constitution was powerful. His manners were peculiarly kind and genial. His sense of honor was fine. He was a kind husband and an affectionate father. The funeral was large. His wife,three years his junior, will soon follow him.

Courthouse News
January 21, 1875
Taken From the Henry Republican
John O. Dent, administrator of the estate of Enoch Dent, deceased, finalreport; report approved and administrator discharged.
Mar 01, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent Will of George Dent
of St. Mary's Co., MD
dated 5 Apr 1746
probated 7 Jun 1750


Page 395

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I George Dent Senr. of St.
Marys County in the Province of Maryland planter being sick of
Body but of a sound and perfect memory and calling to mind the
Uncertainty of this Transitory Life and that it is appointed for all
Men once to dye do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament
in Manner and form following that is to say first and principally
I Recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through
the Merits and Satisfaction of my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer
Jesus Christ our Lord to receive forgiveness of all my Sins and toInherit
Everlasting Life and Salvation and my Body to the Earth to be decently
Buried at the Discretion of my Exrs. hereafter Named and as touching
Such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased God in Mercy to bless me with
I Give and dispose thereof in Manner and form following

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Imprimis I will that all my Just Debts be duely paid and discharged
Item I give and Bequeath to my Loving Son John Dent One hundred Acres
of Land where he now dwells and one Ewe ---
Item I give and Bequeath to my Loving Son George Dent fifty Acres of Land
where he now dwells and One Ewe ---
Item I give and Bequeath the Remain[ing] part of my Land to my threeyoungest
Sons that is to say Peter Dent and Thomas Dent and William Dent
and the sd. Wm. Dent to have his part where I now Dwell and if one of
the three die without heir the Other two to have an Equal part of it ---
Item I give and Bequeath to my Loving Daughter Mary Armstrong one
Ewe.
Item I give and Bequeath to my Loving daughter Lidia Dent one feather
Bed and Covering --
Item I will that my Loving Daughter Charity Dent may abide at the place
where I now dwell as Long as She shall keep the Name of Dent and
Nowways Mislested[sic].
Item I give and bequeath to my dearest Wife Mary Dent all my Moveable
Estate not before disposed of during her Natural Life and after her
death it I [sic] will that it be Equally divided between Peter Dent and
Thomas Dent and William Dent and Charity Dent and if one of them
Should die without Issue the Others to Enjoy an Equal part --
Lastly I hereby appoint my dearest Wife Mary Dent Sole Executrix of this
my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all and Every former
and Other Will or Wills by me made and declaring this only to be
my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and affixt my Seal this 5 day of April Anno Domini 1746
Sealed Signed published and George Dent {Seal}
declared to be the last Will and
Testament of George Dent Senr.
in the presence of
John (his mark) Hiltun
Margit (M her mark) Hiltun On the Back of the foregoing Will
Mary (M her mark) Hiltun was thus Written Sst.

St. Marys County Sst. June ye 7th 1750. Then John Hilton
Margret Hilton and Mary Hilton the Subscribing Witnesses to the
foregoing Will being duely and Solemnly Sworn on the holy Evangels
of Almighty God depose and say that they saw the Testator George
Dent sign the foregoing Will and heard him publish and declare
the same to be his last Will and Testament that at the time of his
so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and

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disposing mind and memory and that they subscribed their Respect
=ive Names as Witnesses to the said Will in the presence of the sd. Test
=ator and at his Request Sworn to before me
Thos Aisquith Deputy
Comis~ry of St. Marys County
Mar 01, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent Capt. Strother E. Dent, merchant, Riverside, Ark. This prominent andhighly esteemed business man owes his nativity to Putman County, Ill.,where his birth occurred, in September, 1843, and is the son of James andDorcas (Berkshire) Dent, she a sister of Judge Berkshire, of the OldDominion. Both parents were natives of Virginia, and were married inMonongalia County, W. Va., where they remained until 1833. Then theyimmigrated to Illinois, and located in Putman County, where they passedtheir declining years, both dying since the war.

They had a family of ten children, six now living: Mrs. Nancy McCoy (inIllinois), Mrs. Emily Parrett (widow of Judge Parrett), Margaret(deceased), Mrs. Lucinda Douglass (in Johnson County, Iowa), Mrs. GillaTaylor (in Red Cloud, Neb.), Judge J. B. and S. E. (who is the youngestof the family). The last named was principally reared and educated inIllinois, and his principal occupation in boyhood was in attending thecommon schools and in assisting on the farm. He remained under theparental roof until the breaking out of the war, and, although quiteyoung at that time, he determined to enlist.

Through the influence of his brother, Judge J. B. Dent, he wassuccessful, and enlisted first in the First Illinois Cavalry. He wascaptured at Lexington, Mo., and about a year later the regiment wasmustered out. He went to Nashville in the Sixth United States Infantry,and served until the surrender. He was captain of Company F, SixthRegiment, at the time of the battle of Nashville.

He was an intrepid and fearless young man, and fought his way with vigor.After being mustered out he went home, and in March, 1867, came toWoodruff County, Ark., located on a farm, and has since been engaged intilling the soil. In September, 1885, he embarked in mercantile pursuitsat Riverside, carries a large and select stock of goods, and also buysand sells cotton and cotton seed. He will handle about 1,000 bales ofcotton this season.

His marriage occurred in 1873 to Miss Ella K. Darling, by whom he has twochildren living: Emma and Robert both attending school in Illinois. Capt.Dent was married the second time, June 1, 1885, to Miss Blanche Bancroft,a daughter of [p.294] Judge Bancroft, and the result of this union wastwo children: Major and Olga. Mr. Dent is a member of the Masonic order,K. T., K. of H. and K. & L. of H.

The Dent family are relatives of the Grant family. Capt. Dent has alwaysbeen a Democrat in politics, and, although not an aspirant to anypolitical office, he takes a deep interest in the political welfare ofthe country. He organized the first Democratic club of Woodruff, in thecampaign of 1888, and the club is still in existence. He is a prosperousand influential citizen of the county.
Mar 01, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent Captain John Dent was born on Feb 13 1755 in Loudoun County Virginia. He died on Sep 20 1840 in Monongalia County Virginia. He was buried in Sep 1840 in Old Zoar Cemetery,Monongalia County Virginia.

John married Margaret Evans daughter of Colonel John Evans and Rebecca Martin on Jun 13 1780 in Charles County Maryland. Margaret was born on Dec 7 1763 in Loudoun County Virginia. She died on Nov 23 1851 in Dent's Run,Monongalia County Virginia. She was buried on Nov 26 1851 in Old Zoar Cemetery,Monongalia County Virginia.

They had the following children:

i. Elizabeth Dent was born on Dec 26 1781.

ii. John Evans Dent was born on Jan 24 1783. He died on Mar 10 1868.

iii. George Washington Dent was born on Nov 18 1784. He died on Jul 30 1805.

iv. Dudley Evans Dent Sr. was born on Mar 1 1787. He died on Apr 18 1843.

v. Nancy Ann Dent was born on May 23 1789.

vi. Nimrod Dent was born on Jun 18 1792. He died on Jan 2 1864.

vii. Margaret Dent was born on Apr 1 1794. She died on Jul 12 1872.

viii. Enoch Marmaduke Dent Sr was born on May 21 1796. He died on Nov 18 1872.

ix. James Evans Dent was born on Aug 15 1798. He died in 1874.

x. Dr. Marmaduke Dent was born on Feb 25 1801. He died on Feb 10 1883.

xi. Anarah Cathrine Dent was born on Apr 8 1803. She died on Apr 1 1892.

xii. Rawley Evans Dent was born on Feb 28 1808.
Mar 06, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent Chapman Dent Sr was born on Nov 2 1843 in Kanawha County,Virginia. He died on Apr 10 1921 in Spring Hill,Kanawha County West Virginia.

22nd Virginia Infantry Company I


Chapman married Sarah Bailey daughter of Clay Bailey and Mary Hess on Jan 29 1875 in Kanawha County,West Virginia. Sarah was born on Dec 12 1855 in Mercer County Virginia. She died on Aug 27 1923 in Spring Hill,Kanawha County West Virginia.

They had the following children:

i. Walter Dent was born on Aug 27 1875.

ii. Stella Dent was born on Aug 8 1876 in Spring Hill,Kanawha County West Virginia.

iii. Evermont Dent was born on Aug 13 1878 in Spring Hill,Kanawha County West Virginia. He died in Aug 1965.

iv. Mary Anna Dent was born on Mar 7 1881.

v. Chapman Lee Dent Jr was born on Jan 13 1882. He died in Mar 1976.

vi. Cleveland Dent "Cleve" was born on Dec 25 1885 in Spring Hill,Kanawha County West Virginia.

vii. William Anderson Dent was born on Jan 6 1887. He died on Oct 29 1964.

viii. Mae Oma Dent was born on Jul 6 1888.

ix. Edward Dent "Ed" was born on May 29 1890 in Spring Hill,Kanawha County West Virginia.

x. Earl Dent Sr was born on May 10 1894. He died on Mar 12 1977.

xi. Fred Dent was born on Jul 22 1896. He died in Jul 1972.
Mar 06, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent Rev. Benjamin Franklin Dent was born on May 2 1889 in Dana,Kanawha County West Virginia.. He died on Nov 28 1950 in Carbondale Fayette County West Virginia. The cause of death was Heart Blockage. He

was buried on Dec 1 1950 in Boomer,Fayette County West Virginia.

he was a Coal Miner went inside the Coal Mines in Fayette County WestVirginia in 1901

he was 11 years old, he saw his Daddy get Murderd that very year.

he was the town drunk in Boomer Fayette County West Virginia, until hefound God and

became a Rev for the Chruch of God in 1942.



Benjamin married (1) Sadie Jane Tatum daughter of John William Tatum and Melissa Jane Thayer on Sep 18 1911 in Boomer,Fayette County West Virginia. Sadie was born on Oct 2 1893 in Crown Hill,Kanawha County West Virginia.. She died on Apr 18 1924 in Boomer,Fayette County West Virginia. She was buried on Apr 21 1924 in Boomer,Fayette County West Virginia.

They had the following children:

i. Neal Addison Dent was born on Feb 11 1912. He died on Jun 17 1980.

ii. Oather Bayes Dent was born on Jul 7 1913. He died on Aug 12 1967.

iii. Charlotte Jane Dent was born on Feb 27 1916. She died in 1969.

iv. Mary Jane Dent was born on Jun 12 1919. She died in 1968.

v. George Washington Dent was born on Jul 8 1921. He died on Jan 31 1971.



Benjamin married (2) Barbara Ann Pritt daughter of John Lewis Pritt and Alice Long.

They had the following children:

vi. Reva Ann Dent was born on Jun 27 1926.

vii. William Frederick Dent was born on Oct 16 1928. He died on Apr 20 1998.

viii. Barbara Ellen Dent was born on Jun 3 1930 in Carbondale Fayette County West Virginia. She died in 1934 in Carbondale Fayette County West Virginia. The cause of death was Heart Trouble.

ix. Benjamin Franklin Dent Jr. was born on May 12 1931 in Carbondale Fayette County West Virginia. He died on May 17 1932 in Carbondale Fayette County West Virginia. The cause of death was Flu. He was buried on May 20 1932 in Boomer,Fayette County West Virginia.

x. Virginia Rose Dent was born on May 12 1936.
Mar 06, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent George Washington Dent was born on Jan 19 1855 in Jackson County Ohio. He died on Mar 25 1901 in Boomer,Fayette County West Virginia. The cause of death was Murder Gun Shot. He was buried on Mar 28 1901 in Dana,Kanawha County West Virginia..

married Mary Cathrine Cook daughter of James Michael Cook and Mary Cathrine Thacker on Mar 21 1876 in Dana,Kanawha County West Virginia.. Mary was born on Oct 31 1854 in Alleghany County Virginia. She died on Aug 1 1935 in Boomer,Fayette County West Virginia. She was buried on Aug 1 1935 in Dana,Kanawha County West Virginia..

They had the following children:

i. James William Dent was born on Feb 11 1877 in Dana,Kanawha County West Virginia.. He died on Nov 13 1877 in Dana,Kanawha County West Virginia.. The cause of death was Lung Trouble. He was buried on Nov 15 1877 in Dana,Kanawha County West Virginia..

ii. Annie May Dent was born on Mar 18 1880 in Dana,Kanawha County West Virginia..

Annie married (1) Charles Gates on Sep 15 1900 in Kanawha County,West Virginia.. The marriage ended in divorce.

Annie married (2) William L Huddleston on Jan 29 1915 in Kanawha County,West Virginia..

iii. George Frederick Dent was born on May 13 1882.

iv. Minnie Ellan Dent was born on Jun 1 1884 in Dana,Kanawha County West Virginia..

v. Rev. Benjamin Franklin Dent was born on May 2 1889. He died on Nov 28 1950.

vi. Alfred Michael Dent was born on Jun 6 1890 in Dana,Kanawha County West Virginia..

vii. Katie Lee Dent was born on Apr 18 1896 in Hanley,Kanawha County West Virginia..

viii. Laura Ellan Dent was born on Jul 30 1900 in Hanley,Kanawha County West Virginia..
Mar 06, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent William Edward Dent was born on Aug 3 1860 in Boone County Virginia.

William married Samantha Oakley Lockard on Nov 16 1878 in Boone County West Virginia. Samantha was born on Jan 11 1862 in Logan County Virginia.

They had the following children:

i. William Whiston Dent was born on Oct 30 1879.

ii. Lennora Renee Dent was born on Mar 8 1883 in Boone County West Virginia.

iii. George Custer Dent was born on Dec 23 1885.

iv. Samantha Emma Dent was born on Apr 26 1888 in Boone County West Virginia. She died on Nov 27 1981 in Charleston Kanawha County,West

Virginia.

v. John Sherman Dent was born on Jun 26 1891. He died in Aug 1967.

vi. Robert Bruce Dent was born in Dec 1893.

vii. Minnie Dent was born on Jun 10 1899 in Boone County West Virginia. She died about 1950 in Cleveland,Ohio.
Minnie married Joe Stollings .

viii. Theodore Dent was born on Feb 2 1902. He died on Nov 15 1987.

ix. Columbia Dent was born in Boone County West Virginia.
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Ricky Dent . William Jabo Dent "Jobo" was born on Jul 22 1814 in Bedford County Virginia.

William married (1) Mary Jane Ferrell daughter of John Ferrell on May 7 1839 in Kanawha County,Virginia. Mary was born on Nov 6 1818 in Logan County Virginia.. She died on Jan 12 1856 in kanawha County,Virginia.

They had the following children:

i. John N Dent was born on Jun 7 1840. He died on Sep 11 1864.

ii. Chapman Dent Sr was born on Nov 2 1843. He died on Apr 10 1921.

iii. Garland Dent was born on Jun 4 1845 in Kanawha County,Virginia.

Enlisted as a private on June 22 1861
22nd Virginia infantry Company I
Absent without leave on July 26 1861
Confederate


iv. Nancy Jane Dent was born on Feb 14 1847. She died in 1896.

v. Minerva Dent was born on Jun 23 1850. She died on Feb 20 1935.


William married (2) Aline Workman .

They had the following children:

vi. Virginia Dent was born on Jun 6 1857 in Kanawha County,Virginia.

vii. Alice Dent was born on Dec 10 1859 in Kanawha County,Virginia.
Mar 06, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent John Evans Dent (John) was born on Jan 24 1783 in Monongalia County Virginia. He died on Mar 10 1868 in Putnam County Il.

TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN AND
PUTNAM COUNTY REGISTER,HENRY, IL
April 9, 1868
Died At Magnolia, March 20th, John E. Dent, age 85 years.
John E. Dent, one of the oldest citizens of Putnam County and
father ofMrs. Z. Swan of this city, died two weeks since at
Magnolia at theadvanced age of 85. He moved to Putnam
county in 1830, was an influentialand respected citizen and
raised a family who have held many responsibletrusts in
political life. For the past two or three years, Mr. D. hasbeen
in feeble health and his nervous temperament produced
derangement ofwhich he was afflicted to the day of his death.
All who knew him, admiredhis striking qualities and he
passed away mourned by them all.


John married (1) Rebecca Hamilton daughter of William Hamilton and Susan Brown on Mar 18 1804 in Dent's Run,Monongalia County Virginia. Rebecca was born on Jan 21 1786 in Baltimore,Maryland. She died on Aug 4 1832 in Muskingum County,Ohio.

They had the following children:

i. Sally Gillia Dent was born in 1805 in Dent's Run,Monongalia County Virginia.

Moved to Putnam county in 1831

"Mrs. Gilley Dent Cowen, widow of William Cowen,
was born in MonongaliaCounty, (West) Virginia, in
1805 and moved with her family to
MuskingumCounty, Ohio in 1808 where she wed
William Cowen in 1824. William Cowenwas born
near Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland in
1798 and came toMuskingum County, Ohio as a
young man about 1810. The couple attended
theMethodist Episcopal Church in Ohio and in
Illinois. The Cowens came toPutnam County,
Illinois in 1831. During the Black Hawk War, Mr.
Cowen wasa soldier under Col. Strawn with the
rank of Lt. Col. in the 40thregiment, 4th Brigade,
Illinois Mounted Militia with the date
ofcommission of May 20, 1832, at Hennepin,
Putnam County, Illinois."

Mrs. William Cowen of Wenona was the next
operator, who handled thespinner very gracefully.
She was 76 years of age and had been a settlerof
this country for 50 years.

"The 1881 Old Settlers Reunion"
Taken From the Henry Republican, August 25, 1881
More About WILLIAM N. COWEN:
Buried: Magnolia, Putnam Co. IL
Occupation: 1860, Farmer
Residence: 1860, Magnolia Township, Putnam Co.
IL


ii. George Washington Dent was born on Sep 27 1807. He died on Apr 3 1879.

iii. Zilpha Dent was born in 1810 in Dent's Run,Monongalia County Virginia.

iv. Margaret Dent was born in 1814 in Dent's Run,Monongalia County Virginia.


John married (2) Mary Cowen on Jul 9 1839 in Putnam County Il.

They had the following children:

v. Orlando Dent was born in 1843 in Putnam County Il. He died in Apr 1883.

Company "A" 1st Illinois Cavalry Orlando Dent
Private Bloomington July3, 1861 M.O. July 14,
1862 as Corporal
Henry Republican
April 5, 1883
On Wednesday of last week Orlando Dent, one of
Magnolia's best citizens,died from consumption.
He has been an invalid for a number of years.
Hehad sought a change of climate for his health,
and followed every fondhope for relief but all to no
purpose. For three or four years he hadbeen
obliged to articulate in a low voice. He had been a
resident ofMagnolia for many years and until

within a few months owner of a finefarm in
Putnam county. His fine residence in the village is
left to thewidow and daughter, an only child of
about 15 years of age. Also a $5000policy on his
life in the Illinois Masonic Benebolent Association,
located at Princeton.
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Ricky Dent Dudley Evans Dent (John) was born on Mar 1 1787 in Monongalia County Virginia. He died on Apr 18 1843 in Elizabeth,Wirt County Virginia.

He was in the war of 1812


Dudley married Mahala Berkshire daughter of John A Berkshire on Sep 29 1812 in Dent's Run,Monongalia County Virginia. Mahala was born on Aug 27 1794 in Bedford County Pa. She died on Jun 10 1860 in Wood County Virginia.

she drowned in the Kanawha river


Dudley and Mahala had the following children:

i. George Berkshire Dent was born on Sep 7 1813. He died on Sep 3 1875.

ii. Alpheaus Wilson Dent was born on May 24 1815. He died on Jul 17 1862.

iii. Mariah Bessie Dent was born on Feb 15 1816.

iv. James Evan Dent was born on Apr 25 1817. He died on Nov 20 1863.

v. Sarahann Catherine Dent was born on Oct 9 1821. She died on Sep 6 1851.

vi. Zerlda A Dent was born on Feb 25 1824 in Dent's Run,Monongalia County Virginia.
Zerlda married Elisha Pettry .

vii. Cornelius Berkshire Dent was born on Jun 2 1826. He died on Apr 18 1907.

viii. Oliva M Dent was born on Jul 23 1828 in Dent's Run,Monongalia County Virginia.

ix. Anarah F Dent was born on Jan 28 1831. She died on Jul 28 1905.

x. Marmaduke Dent was born on Jun 4 1833. He died in 1908.

xi. Margaret Dent was born on Feb 12 1836 in Dent's Run,Monongalia County Virginia.
Margaret married Joseph W Strong .


xii. Dudley Evans Dent was born on Jun 13 1838 in Dent's Run,Monongalia County Virginia.
Dudley married Mary Humphreys on Mar 21 1864 in Wirt County West Virginia.

xiii. Richard M Dent was born on Dec 20 1840 in Dent's Run,Monongalia County Virginia.
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Ricky Dent Rawley Evans Dent (John) was born on Feb 28 1808 in Dents Run Monongalia County Virginia.

Rawley married (1) Maria Miller on Oct 3 1831 in Monongalia County Virginia. Maria was born in 1811 in Monongalia County Virginia. She died on Aug 24 1832 in Monongalia County Virginia.

They had the following children:

i. Mariah M. Dent was born on Aug 22 1832.


Rawley married (2) Nancy Barker on Sep 17 1834 in Monongalia County Virginia. Nancy was born in 1815 in Virginia. She died on Jul 17 1876.

They had the following children:

ii. Imlah Judson Dent was born in 1836.

iii. Annie Dent was born in 1839 in Marion County Virginia.
Annie married Thomas E. Thorn on Dec 18 1862 in Monongalia County Virginia. Thomas was born in 1841. He died in 1914.

iv. Margaret Elizabeth Dent was born in 1840 in Monongalia County Virginia.

v. Mary Jo Dent was born in 1842 in Monongalia County Virginia.

vi. Edward C. Dent was born in 1845 in Monongalia County Virginia.

vii. James C Dent was born in 1847.

viii. John Dent was born in 1850 in Marion County Virginia. He died on Nov 17 1874 in Marion County West Virginia.

ix. George Washington Dent was born on Jan 26 1855. He died on Mar 25 1901.
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Ricky Dent Capt. Strother Evans Dent (James Evans, John) was born on Sep 8 1843 in Putnam county Illinois.

Capt. Strother E. Dent, merchant, Riverside, Ark. This
prominent andhighly esteemed business man owes his
nativity to Putman County, Ill.,where his birth occurred, in
September, 1843, and is the son of James andDorcas
(Berkshire) Dent, she a sister of Judge Berkshire, of the
OldDominion. Both parents were natives of Virginia, and
were married inMonongalia County, W. Va., where they
remained until 1833. Then theyimmigrated to Illinois, and
located in Putman County, where they passedtheir declining
years, both dying since the war.

They had a family of ten children, six now living: Mrs. Nancy
McCoy (inIllinois), Mrs. Emily Parrett (widow of Judge
Parrett), Margaret(deceased), Mrs. Lucinda Douglass (in
Johnson County, Iowa), Mrs. GillaTaylor (in Red Cloud, Neb.),
Judge J. B. and S. E. (who is the youngestof the family). The
last named was principally reared and educated inIllinois,
and his principal occupation in boyhood was in attending
thecommon schools and in assisting on the farm. He
remained under theparental roof until the breaking out of the
war, and, although quiteyoung at that time, he determined to
enlist.

Through the influence of his brother, Judge J. B. Dent, he
wassuccessful, and enlisted first in the First Illinois Cavalry.
He wascaptured at Lexington, Mo., and about a year later the
regiment wasmustered out. He went to Nashville in the Sixth
United States Infantry,and served until the surrender. He

was captain of Company F, SixthRegiment, at the time of the
battle of Nashville.

He was an intrepid and fearless young man, and fought his
way with vigor.After being mustered out he went home, and
in March, 1867, came toWoodruff County, Ark., located on a
farm, and has since been engaged intilling the soil. In
September, 1885, he embarked in mercantile pursuitsat
Riverside, carries a large and select stock of goods, and also
buysand sells cotton and cotton seed. He will handle about 1,
000 bales ofcotton this season.

His marriage occurred in 1873 to Miss Ella K. Darling, by
whom he has twochildren living: Emma and Robert both
attending school in Illinois. Capt.Dent was married the
second time, June 1, 1885, to Miss Blanche Bancroft,a
daughter of [p.294] Judge Bancroft, and the result of this
union wastwo children: Major and Olga. Mr. Dent is a
member of the Masonic order,K. T., K. of H. and K. & L. of H.

The Dent family are relatives of the Grant family. Capt. Dent
has alwaysbeen a Democrat in politics, and, although not an
aspirant to anypolitical office, he takes a deep interest in the
political welfare ofthe country. He organized the first
Democratic club of Woodruff, in thecampaign of 1888, and
the club is still in existence. He is a prosperousand influential
citizen of the county.


Strother married (1) Ella Katherine Darling . Ella died on Aug 6 1883.

They had the following children:

i. Ramona Houch Dent was born in 1874. Ramona died in 1876.

ii. Emma Nira Dent was born on Sep 27 1875. She died on Jan 10 1970.
Emma married William B. Parrish .

iii. Robert Evans Dent was born on Nov 14 1878. He died on Sep 3 1960.
Robert married Divian Cozort .


Strother married (2) Blanche Edith Bancroft on Jun 1 1885. Blanche was born on Nov 20 1866.

They had the following children:

iv. Strother Major Dent was born on Apr 13 1886. He died on May 28 1968 in Little Rock AR..
Strother married Virginia Crowe .

v. Cora Olga Dent was born on Jan 5 1889. She died on Jan 3 1981.

vi. John Bancroft Dent was born on Jan 8 1891.

vii. Margaret Evans Dent was born on Feb 11 1893. She died on Jan 6 1998 in El paso TX.
Margaret married Ovid Carter Eiland . Ovid was born on Oct 1 1896. He died in Jan 1986 in El paso TX.


viii. Suzalee Dent was born on Jan 1 1895. She died on Oct 10 1987.

ix. Dorothy Drew Dent was born on Feb 23 1897. She died on Mar 19 1978 in Utah.
Dorothy married Paul Hunter .

x. James Benjamin Dent was born on Jan 8 1901. He died on Jan 27 1904.
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Ricky Dent Judge Marmaduke Herbert Dent (Marshall Mortimer, Marmaduke, John) was born on Apr 18 1849 in Monongalia County Virginia. He died on Sep 11 1909 in Grafton,Taylor CountyWest Virginia. He was buried on Sep 14 1909 in Bluemont Cemetery Grafton,Taylor County West Virginia.

1875 Admittted to the bar West Virginia Lawyer
1893-1904 Judge of West Virginia Supreme court of appeals
1900 Democratic canadate for U.S Congress
He was a book author, and Presbterian.


Judge married Mary Jones Warder on Oct 10 1876 in Monongalia County West Virginia.

They had the following children:

i. Herbert Warder Dent was born on Apr 16 1880 in Grafton,Taylor CountyWest Virginia. He died on Apr 2 1945 in Wheeling Ohio County West Virginia. The cause of death was Coronary Thrombosis.

Democrat Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during
World War I;
Circuit Judge in West Virginia for the 19th Judicial
Circuit (1934-1944).
Presbyterian; member American Legion; Delta Chi;
Kappa Alpha.
Herbert married Mary M. Welch on Oct 25 1924 in Taylor County West Virginia.
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Ricky Dent Marmaduke Evans Dent (William Marmaduke, Marmaduke, John) was born on Jan 12 1859 in Dent's Run,Monongalia County Virginia. He died on Nov 23 1948 in California.

He was a page in the U.S House of Representatives
He worked for the Rail Road as a Rail Road Police Officer
He later went into the insurance business
He lived in Washington DC in 1929 moved to California.


Marmaduke married Mabel Travis on Jul 13 1892 in Preston County West Virginia. Mabel was born on Sep 22 1869 in Culpeper County Virginia. She died on Dec 25 1929 in California.

They had the following children:

i. Marmaduke Dent was born on Sep 7 1893 in Washington DC.

He was gassed during WWI and never fully
recovered after the war he movedto California
were he became a cameraman for a movie studio
in hollywood.


ii. Aldine Dent was born on Jul 30 1895 in Washington DC. She died on Jul 16 1981 in Arizona.
Aldine married Ernest Mudd on Jun 13 1913 in Baltimore,Maryland.

iii. William Travis Dent was born on May 25 1897 in Washington DC. He died on Jan 5 1946 in Washington DC.

Served in the U.S Navy aboard the ship "USS New
Hampshire" during WWI.
He was very active in President Franklin
Roosevelts last campaign hetraveled arcoss the
country giving speeches on behalf of
PresidentFranklin Roosevelt he was a very active
member of the democratic party


William married Teresa Catherine Hipkins in 1922 in Washington DC. Teresa was born on Jun 8 1905 in Washington DC. She died on Mar 9 1975 in Arlington Virginia.
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Ricky Dent Dr. Frank Montimer Dent (William Marmaduke, Marmaduke, John) was born on Nov 3 1854 in Granville Monongalia County Virginia.

Frank married Ida Latimer Frazier on Jan 1 1880 in Newburg West Virginia.

They had the following children:

i. Nellie Gertude Dent was born on Sep 23 1880. She died in May 1956.

ii. Frank Mortimer Dent was born on Jan 30 1884 in Newburg,Preston County West Virginia. He died in 1978.

He was a Druggest by Trade


iii. Gaylord Dent was born on Nov 25 1885 in Newburg West Virginia. He died on Mar 20 1951 in Mononglia County West Virginia. The cause of death was Urernia.

He was a Druggest by trade
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Ricky Dent Rev. Benjamin Franklin Dent (George Washington, Rawley Evans, John) was born on May 2 1889 in Dana Kanawha County West Virginia.. He died on Nov 28 1950 in Carbondale Fayette County West Virginia. The cause of death was Heart Blockage. He was buried on Dec 1 1950 in Boomer Cemetery Fayette County West Virginia.


he was a Coal Miner went inside the Coal Mines in Fayette
County WestVirginia in 1901
he was 11 years old, he saw his Daddy get Murderd that very
year.
he was the town drunk in Boomer Fayette County West
Virginia, until hefound God and became a Rev for the Chruch
of God in 1942.


Benjamin married (1) Sadie Jane Tatum daughter of John Franklin Tatum and Margrett Jane Smith on Sep 18 1911 in Boomer,Fayette County West Virginia. Sadie was born on Oct 2 1893 in Crown Hill,Kanawha County West Virginia.. She died on Apr 18 1924 in Boomer,Fayette County West Virginia. She was buried on Apr 21 1924 in Boomer, Fayette County West Virginia.


Some records have her surname spelled Tatum... Tatem.

She was with child at the time of her early death.


Benjamin and Sadie had the following children:

i. Neal Addison Dent was born on Feb 11 1912. He died on Jun 17 1980.

ii. Oather Bayes Dent was born on Jul 7 1913. He died on Aug 12 1967.

iii. Charlotte May Dent was born on Feb 27 1917. She died in 1974.

iv. Mary Jane Dent was born on Jun 12 1919. She died on Feb 26 1968.

v. George Washington Dent was born on Jul 8 1921. He died on Jan 31 1971.


Benjamin married (2) Barbara Ann Pritt daughter of John Lewis Pritt and Alice Long. Barbara was born on Aug 27 1902 in Kanawha County West Virginia. She died on Jan 24 1970 in Kanawha County West Virginia.

They had the following children:

vi. Reva Mae Dent was born on Jun 27 1926.

vii. William Frederick Dent was born on Oct 16 1928. He died on Apr 20 1998.

viii. Barbara Ellen Dent was born on Jun 3 1930 in Carbondale Fayette County West Virginia. She died on Aug 31 1934 in Kanawha County Virginia. She was buried on Sep 2 1934 in Boomer Cemetery Fayette County West Virginia.

ix. Benjamin Franklin Dent was born on May 12 1931 in Carbondale Fayette County West Virginia. He died on May 17 1932 in Carbondale Fayette County West Virginia. The cause of death was Croup. He was buried on May 20 1932 in Boomer Fayette County West Virginia.

x. Virginia Rose Dent was born on May 12 1936.
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Ricky Dent Milton Raemer Dent (Newton Raemer, James Evan, Dudley Evans, John) was born on Jul 26 1880 in Wirt County West Virginia. He died in Aug 1968 in Wirt County West Virginia.

Milton married Ida Amanda Steele .

They had the following children:

i. Elliot Newton Dent was born on Sep 3 1906 in Wirt County West Virginia. He died on Jul 1 1948.

ii. Delma Pearl Dent was born on Nov 27 1908 in Wirt County West Virginia. She died in Nov 1995 in Hancock County West Virginia.

iii. Caswell Sands Dent was born on Mar 23 1911 in Wirt County West Virginia. He died in Mar 1985 in Florida.

iv. Henry Adrian Dent was born on Aug 4 1919 in Wirt County West Virginia. He died on Dec 5 1971 in Hancock County West Virginia.

v. Sybial Arlene Dent was born on Aug 4 1919 in Wirt County West Virginia. She died in Sep 1980 in Rockingham County North Carolina.
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Ricky Dent William Evans Dent (William Ira, Rawley Evans, Enoch Martin, John) was born in May 1874 in Indiana. He died on Jan 24 1909 in San Jose California.

Saloon Keeper


William married Fannie Mossman on Jul 19 1892 in San Jose California. Fannie was born in Aug 1873 in Kansas.

They had the following children:

i. Vernon Bruce Dent was born on Feb 16 1895 in San Jose California. He died on Nov 5 1963 in Hollywood California. The cause of death was Heart Attack. He was buried on Nov 8 1963 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park,Hollywood Hills California.

Vernon Bruce Dent was born on February 16, 1895
in San Jose, California and educated there and in
Oakland, California. Before entering motion
pictures in 1919, he was an accomplished song
writer. Familiar to many as the frustrated cop,
businessman or landlord in countless Three
Stooges shorts, Vernon Dent got his start in show
business as a member of a singing troupe
traveling in Southern California in the early 1920s.

Silent comedian Hank Mann, a member of the
famed Keystone Kops, was impressed by Dent's
girth (250 pounds) and comic know-how, helped
Vernon enter films in 1919. . Mann thought that
Dent was good comic material, and gave him a
supporting part in a series of two-reel comedies
he was making called "Folly Comedies" for the
independent Pacific Film Company in 1921-22. In
the early '20s, Dent was good enough to be given
his own series of comedy shorts.
After this series was over, Dent freelanced and
worked for such top comics as Larry Semon. He
found real niche when he was hired by Mack
Sennett, and spent most of the rest of the 1920s
at that studio. For such a large man (5'9" and 250
pounds), Dent was surprisingly graceful, and
Sennett was enthused to discover that Dent could
do some outstanding physical comedy, able to do
a pratfall with the best of them. Dent really came
into his own in Sennett's Harry Langdon series,
which rocketed Langdon to stardom and brought
recognition to Dent also. When Langdon left
Sennett, Dent stayed and supported such Sennett
comics as Billy Bevan and Ralph Graves. Dent and
Langdon were reunited in a series of shorts for
Educational Pictures in the early '30s, and his
value in the series was such that Langdon insisted
Dent always receive second billing after him.
When Langdon moved to Columbia Pictures in
1934, Dent followed, remaining a mainstay of the
Columbia 2-reel stock company until 1953. Here
he was featured with such comic luminaries as
Andy Clyde, Buster Keaton, Hugh Herbert, Vera
Vague, and especially the Three Stooges. Among
Dent's dozens of talkie feature-film credits were W.
C. Fields' Million Dollar Legs (1932) and You're
Telling Me (1934); in one of his rare feature
starring roles, Dent played a boisterous, wife-
beating sailor in the 1932 "B" Dragnet Patrol.
Vernon Dent was in more Three Stooges episodes
than any other supporting character. He was in 56
films, not including any remakes. Vernon Dent had
no real trademark role. He played just about every
type of person possible, from a cop to a chef.
There was no character Dent could not play. He
played roles both supporting and opposing the
stooges. He was in stooges episodes from 1936-
1954. Dent worked especially well with Shemp
Howard of the Three Stooges, and the two
remained lifelong friends.
Shortly after retiring in the mid-'50s, Dent

supplemented his acting income by running the
concession stand at Westlake Park. Vernon Dent
retired in the mid-1950s, due to total blindness
brought about by diabetes; the ever-upbeat actor
was so well-adjusted to his handicap that many of
Dent's close friends were unaware that he was
blind. Vernon Dent died on November 5, 1963 in
Hollywood, California. Although there were rumors
that Dent died because he was a Christian
Scientist and refused to take insulin, in an
interview several years later Vernon Dent's wife
stated that he was not a Christian Scientist, and
died from a sudden, massive heart attack.


Vernon married Eunice Muncy in Aug 1938 in California.

ii. Melville Evans Dent was born in Dec 1898 in San Jose California.
Mar 30, 2007 · Reply
Ricky Dent Neal Addison Dent (Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Rawley Evans, John) was born on Feb 11 1912 in Boomer Fayette County West Virginia. He died on Jun 17 1980 in Charleston Kanawha County West Virginia. The cause of death was Lung Cancer (Black Lung). He was buried in Jun 1980 in Montgomery Memorial Park London Kanawha County West Virginia.


he was a Coal Miner and active in the U.M.W.a


Neal married Alice Petry . Alice was born on Jan 21 1910 in Fayette County West Virginia. She died in Sep 1989 in Charleston Kanawha County,West Virginia. She was buried in Sep 1989 in Montgomery Memorial Park London Kanawha County West Virginia.

They had the following children:

i. Rev. Neal Addison Dent was born on Apr 25 1935. He died on Jun 9 1999.

ii. Betty Carol Dent was born in Kanawha County,West Virginia.
Mar 30, 2007 · Reply
Ricky Dent Oather Bayes Dent (Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Rawley Evans, John) was born on Jul 7 1913 in Boomer,Fayette County West Virginia. He died on Aug 12 1967 in Page,Fayette County West Virginia. The cause of death was Stroke (Diabetes). He was buried on Aug 15 1967 in Kincaid Cemetery Fayette County West Virginia.


he was a Coal Miner in Fayette County West Virginia


Oather married Lydiabelle Kathryn Canterbury daughter of James Lewis Canterbury and Elizabeth Frances Darby on Nov 12 1934 in Plymouth Putnam County West Virginia. Lydiabelle was born on Apr 14 1918 in Kanawha County,West Virginia. She died in Apr 1979 in Charleston Kanawha County,West Virginia. She was buried in 1979 in Kincaid Cemetery Fayette County West Virginia.
Mar 30, 2007 · Reply
Ricky Dent George Washington Dent (Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Rawley Evans, John) was born on Jul 8 1921 in Boomer, Fayette County West Virginia. He died on Jan 31 1971 in Clinton Camp, Boone County West Virginia. The cause of death was Heart Attack ( Black Lung). He was buried on Feb 2 1971 in Memorial Gardens, Madison Boone County
West Virginia.


George Dent went inside the Coal Mines in 1935 at age 13, at
the Boomer Coal & Coke.
he worked for Cannelton Coal & Fuel 1939-1943
he worked for Beards Fork Coal and also worked at the movie
house at the Beards Fork.
he moved his family to Clinton Camp Boone County WVa in
1950, Where he worked for Eastern Coal Company at the
following Coal Mines
1. Cow Creek # 2 Mine.
2. Workman Br # 11 Mine.
3. Wharton # 4 Mine.
In 1962 he was in a mine accident at eastern number 4
Wharton mine... one man died (Mr Belcher)


George married Betty Jean Nutter daughter of Opie Nutter and Cecel Hope Myers on Jun 5 1940 in Greenup County Kentucky. Betty was born on Aug 25 1924 in Cannelton Fayette County West Virginia.


She worked as a store clerk at island creek company store in
wharton boone co wv
She worked at the hecks department store in danville boone
co wv 1977-1983


George and Betty had the following children:

i. George Michael Dent was born on Nov 26 1940.

ii. Joel Patrick Dent was born Feb 29 1943.

iii. Aloma Jane Dent was born on Nov 28 1944.

Gregory Alan Dent was born on Jan 18 1946 in Beards Fork,Fayette County West Virginia.
v. Drema Tammy Renee Dent was born on Jun 7 1959 in Boone County West Virginia.
Drema married Randall Potter .
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Ricky Dent Joel Patrick Dent "Pat" (George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Rawley Evans, John) was born Feb 29 1943 in Carbondale Fayette County West Virginia.


Known by all as Pat Dent
he was born Feb 29 1943 in Carbondale Fayette County West
Virginia
Son to George Washington Dent and Betty Jean Nutter,
The family moved to Clinton Camp in Boone County West
Virginia in 1950.

1960-1963
82nd Airborne Special Forces United States Army
his M.O.S was in engineering and gurilla warfare.

1970s
Boone County Deputy Sheriff worked his way to the rank of
Leiutenantwithin 6 years,
he was the first Deputy Sheriff to graduate from the West
Virginia StatePolice Academy
with honors from Boone County West Virginia.

in 1974 he was nominated national cop of the year.
he attended 14 different Police schools in the following areas
1. Drugs
2. Junenile Laws
3. Homicide Investigations

4. Scientific Investigations of Crimes
5. Sex Crimes Investigations
6. Fire Arms
7. Penal Codes
8. Crime Preventions
9. Arson Investigations

He has a Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from West
Virginia Southern Community Colleage, Which he got by
going 3 nights a week While a Deputy Sheriff and While
working a 2nd job at Eastern Coal Company as Chief Security.

1981-1985
Superintendent of West Virginia Highways for Boone County
Appointed by Governor John D. Rockefeller IV

1985-1988
Investigator for the West Virginia Secretary of State
Appointed by Secretary Ken Hechler

1990s- 2003
County Administrative Assistant to the Boone County
Commission
Appointed by Commissioners
Mickey J. Protan.
Gordan Eversole.
Gene Kuhn.


Joel married Connie Lou White daughter of Ivan Ray White and Mary Jane Turner on Nov 23 1963 in Dillon County South Carolina. Connie was born on Jan 15 1945 in Wharton Boone County West Virginia.

She was a Deputy Sheriff in Boone County West Virginia
from 1980- 2002, she worked in the child abuse & sex crime
unit.
She set up the child abuse unit in the Boone County Sheriff's
dept.
She was top in her class at the West Virginia State Police
acadamy.
She was the 3rd female Deputy Sheriff hired in Boone County
WV.

Greatest Mother anyone could ever hope to have.... and a
dear firend.


Joel and Connie had the following children:

i. Richard Ivan Dent was born on Aug 25 1964.

ii. Sonya Jane Dent was born on Dec 8 1966.

iii. John Patrick Dent was born on Jan 13 1974.
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