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George Dent

Birthdate:
Birthplace: MD, USA
Death: Died in Richmond, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of General John Herbert Dent and Sarah Dent
Husband of Ann Magruder Dent and Elizabeth Temperance Dent
Father of Captain John H. Dent, USS Constitution; William Dent; Hezakiah Dent; Mary Ann Duke; Harriet Dent and 2 others
Brother of Anne Herbert Wilkinson; Elizabeth Chappelear; Elizabeth Dent; Thomas Marshall Dent and John Dent

Managed by: John Lawrence Dooley, Jr
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About George Dent

DAR Ancestor #: A031957

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George Dent (1756 – December 2, 1813) was an American planter and politician from Maryland who served in the House of Representatives from 1793 to 1801.


Early life


Dent was born on his father’s estate, "Windsor Castle", on the Mattawoman Creek in Charles County.His father, John Dent, was a planter who was a patriot during the Revolutionary War.


Revolutionary War


He served during the American Revolutionary War as first lieutenant of militia of Charles and St. Mary's Counties under Captain Thomas H. Marshall, and as first lieutenant in the Third Battalion of the Flying Camp Regular Troops of Maryland in 1776. He was also appointed a captain in the Twenty-sixth Battalion of the Maryland Militia in 1778.


Political career


After the war, Dent served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1782 to 1790, where he was speaker pro tempore in 1788 and speaker in 1789 and 1790. He served as the justice of the Charles County Court in 1791 and 1792, and as member of the Maryland Senate in 1791 and 1792, where he was President of the Senate during the latter year until his resignation on December 21, 1792.


In 1792, Dent was elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Third Congress and reelected as a Federalist to the Fourth through Sixth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1793 to March 3, 1801. In Congress, Dent served as chairman of the Committee on Elections (Sixth Congress). He also served as Speaker pro tempore of the House at various times from 1797 to 1799.


Upon leaving Congress, Dent was appointed by President Thomas Jefferson as United States marshal of the District Court for the Potomac District at Washington, D.C. on April 4, 1801.


Family and later life


His father had been a general during the Revolutionary War. His grandfather, George Dent, had been Chief Justice of Maryland. Judge Thomas Dent, Sr. was his grandfather's grandfather. The Dent family had been part of Maryland society from the very beginning of the colony. His son was naval hero of the Barbary Wars, Captain John H. Dent. George Dent left his family and public service behind when he moved to Georgia in 1802 and settled about twelve miles from Augusta. He died in 1813 in a horseback riding accident and is interred on his plantation.

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Dent

George Dent (1756 – December 2, 1813) was an American planter and politician from Maryland who served in the House of Representatives from 1793 to 1801.

Dent was born on his father’s estate, "Windsor Castle", on the Mattawoman Creek in Charles County.His father, John Dent, was a planter who was a patriot during the Revolutionary War. Revolutionary War

He served during the American Revolutionary War as first lieutenant of militia of Charles and St. Mary's Counties under Captain Thomas H. Marshall, and as first lieutenant in the Third Battalion of the Flying Camp Regular Troops of Maryland in 1776. He was also appointed a captain in the Twenty-sixth Battalion of the Maryland Militia in 1778. Political career

After the war, Dent served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1782 to 1790, where he was speaker pro tempore in 1788 and speaker in 1789 and 1790. He served as the justice of the Charles County Court in 1791 and 1792, and as member of the Maryland Senate in 1791 and 1792, where he was President of the Senate during the latter year until his resignation on December 21, 1792.

In 1792, Dent was elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Third Congress and reelected as a Federalist to the Fourth through Sixth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1793 to March 3, 1801. In Congress, Dent served as chairman of the Committee on Elections (Sixth Congress). He also served as Speaker pro tempore of the House at various times from 1797 to 1799.

Upon leaving Congress, Dent was appointed by President Thomas Jefferson as United States marshal of the District Court for the Potomac District at Washington, D.C. on April 4, 1801. Family and later life

His father had been a general during the Revolutionary War. His grandfather, George Dent, had been Chief Justice of Maryland. Judge Thomas Dent, Sr. was his grandfather's grandfather. The Dent family had been part of Maryland society from the very beginning of the colony. His son was naval hero of the Barbary Wars, Captain John H. Dent. George Dent left his family and public service behind when he moved to Georgia in 1802 and settled about twelve miles from Augusta. He died in 1813 in a horseback riding accident and is interred on his plantation.

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George Dent, US Congress's Timeline

1756
December 21, 1756
MD, USA
1782
1782
Age 25
1785
1785
Age 28
1792
March 8, 1792
Age 35
MD, USA
1793
1793
Age 36
MD, USA
1796
1796
Age 39
1810
February 25, 1810
Age 53
St. Mary's, MD, USA
1810
Age 53
1813
December 2, 1813
Age 56
Richmond, Georgia, United States
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