Mary Ann Dent

15 March 1798–28 March 1891 (Age 93)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Dent was born on 15 March 1798, in Virginia, United States, her father, John Manning Dent, was 35 and her mother, Mary Clowers, was 32. She married Daniel Vineyard on 31 August 1817, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 28 March 1891, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Grainger, Tennessee, United States.

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Daniel Vineyard
Mary Ann Dent
Marriage: 31 August 1817
Pleasant Vineyard
Sarah Vineyard
Pryor or Prior Vineyard
Lucinda Vineyard
Maryan Vinyard
Sterling C. Vineyard
Temperance Emiline Vinyard
Rowena or Roena or Rosy Vineyard
Hiram Mitchell Vineyard
Susan Emalie Vineyard

Spouse and Children

31 August 1817
Grainger, Tennessee, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 14

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 26

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

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)

  • Mary Vineyard in household of Daniel Vineyard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary A Vinyard in household of Daniel Vinyard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Polly Dent, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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