Samuel Dent

28 February 1832–28 May 1906 (Age 74)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Dent was born on 28 February 1832, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Bailey Dent, was 37 and his mother, Rebecca Harris, was 35. He married Elizabeth Brown on 27 March 1855. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Monroe City, Monroe, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Montgomery Township, Hickory, Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 28 May 1906, in Hickory, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Sumner Cemetery, Wheatland Township, Hickory, Missouri, United States.

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Samuel Dent
Elizabeth Brown
Marriage: 27 March 1855
Joseph Samuel Dent
William Price Dent

Spouse and Children

27 March 1855
Monroe, Monroe, Missouri, United States


    Joseph Samuel Dent


    William Price Dent


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World Events (8)

1834 · Zion's Camp

Age 2

Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 18

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 28

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

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)

  • Samuel Dent in household of Houston Shulesbery, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Dent in household of Baily Dent, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Dent, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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