Josiah Dent

1817–28 October 1899 (Age 82)
Charles, Maryland, United States

The Life of Josiah

When Josiah Dent was born in 1817, in Charles, Maryland, United States, his father, Dr William Hatch Dent, was 30 and his mother, Katherine Brawner, was 28. He married Mary Kate Linthicum on 16 October 1860, in District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Georgetown, Kent, Maryland, United States in 1868. He died on 28 October 1899, in District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

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Josiah Dent
Mary Kate Linthicum
Marriage: 16 October 1860
Edward Linthicum Dent

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    Mary Kate Linthicum


16 October 1860
District of Columbia, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 3

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1839 · Dueling Prohibited

Age 22

February 20, 1839, Congress prohibits dueling in Washington D.C. It is inspired by the incident where William Graves, a Kentucky Rep. is killed by Jonathan Cilley, a Maine Rep.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from places in Cumbria and West Yorkshire named Dent, possibly from a British hill name cognate with Old Irish dinn, dind ‘hill’.2 English and French: nickname from Old French dent ‘tooth’ (Latin dens, genitive dentis), bestowed on someone with some deficiency or peculiarity of the teeth, or of a gluttonous or avaricious nature.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Josiah Dent in household of Mary Linthieurn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Dent in household of Catherine Dent, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Josiah Dent, "United States, Freedmen's Bureau, Records of the Superintendent of Education and of the Division of Education, 1865-1872"

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