William Barton Wade Dent

8 September 1806–7 September 1855 (Age 48)
Bryantown, Charles, Maryland, United States

The Life of William Barton Wade

When William Barton Wade Dent was born on 8 September 1806, in Bryantown, Charles, Maryland, United States, his father, John Thomas Dent, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Dent, was 34. He married Sarah Elizabeth Hinton on 22 February 1827, in Wilkes, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Coweta, Georgia, United States in 1850. He died on 7 September 1855, in Newnan, Coweta, Georgia, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, Coweta, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Barton Wade Dent
Sarah Elizabeth Hinton
Marriage: 22 February 1827
Sarah Hinton Dent
John Dent
Elizabeth Caroline Dent
Mary Sophia Dent
Martha Elizabeth Dent
Maria Louise Dent
William Barton Wade Dent Jr.
James Alfred Peter Dent
Francis Jane Dent
Ann Ellen Dent
Joseph Hugh Dent

Spouse and Children

22 February 1827
Wilkes, Georgia, United States



    John Dent


    Elizabeth Caroline Dent


    Mary Sophia Dent


    Martha Elizabeth Dent


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 5

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 14

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.

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.

Story Highlight

Life Sketch of William Barton Wade Dent

US Congressman. Elected as a Democrat to represent Georgia's 4th District in the Thirty-third Congress, he served from 1853 to 1855. Dent was born in Bryantown, Maryland, and graduated from the Charlo …

Sources (3)

  • Wm B W Dent, "United States Census, 1850"
  • W. B. W. Dent in entry for Fannie Dent Wootten, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"
  • W B W Dent in entry for Goldsmith, Ann Ellen Dent, Mrs., "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1940"

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