Josiah Dent

Brief Life History of Josiah

When Josiah Dent was born on 26 August 1817, in Bryantown, Charles, Maryland, United States, his father, Dr William Hatch Dent, was 30 and his mother, Katherine Brawner, was 27. 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 District of Columbia, United States in 1870 and Washington, United States in 1880. He died on 28 October 1899, in Berkeley Springs, Morgan, West Virginia, 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

Sources (13)

  • Josiah Dent in household of Mary Linthiarm, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Josiah Dent - birth-name: Joash Dent
  • Josiah Dent, "District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950"

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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

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

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

habitational name from Dent in Yorkshire, possibly from a British hill name cognate with Old Irish dinn, dind ‘hill’.

variant of Dunt, from Middle English dunt, dent ‘blow (of a weapon or implement); combat’ (Old English dynt).


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

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