George Dent (c.1775 - 1813)

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Birthplace: "Windsor Castle" on the Mattawoman, Charles County, Maryland Colony
Death: Died in Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States
Occupation: Judge, US Congressman (Speaker of the House)
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George Dent1

  1. 24211, b. between 1755 and 1756, d. 2 December 1813
         George Dent was born between 1755 and 1756 in "Windsor Castle" on the Mattawoman, Charles County, Maryland Colony.2,1
    George Dent served circa 1776 in the military during the Revolutionary War as first lieutenant of militia of Charles and St. Marys Counties under Captain Thomas H. Marshall, and as first lieutenant in the Third Battalion of the Flying Camp Regular Troops of Maryland.2
    George Dent served in 1778 in the Maryland Militia as a captain in the Twenty-sixth Battalion.2 He was elected to the Maryland House of Assembly serving between 1782 and 1790.2
    George married Susanna Dawson on 28 April 1785 at Frederick County, Maryland.1 George Dent served as speaker pro tempore of the Maryland House of Assembly in 1788.2 He served as speaker of the Maryland House of Assembly between 1789 and 1790.2 He was elected a member of the State Senate serving from 1791 to 1792 at Maryland.2 He was elected to the United States House of Representatives serving from 4 March 1793 to 3 March 1801 at 1st Congressional District, Maryland. He was elected to the Third Congress and reelected as a Federalist to the Fourth through Sixth Congresses.1,3 He was appointed United States marshall of the District Court for the Potomac District on 4 April 1801 in Washington, District of Columbia, by President Jefferson.2 He moved in 1802 to Georgia.2
    George died on 2 December 1813 in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia.2,3

Child of George Dent and Susanna Dawson

   * Frederick Fayette Dent+ b. 6 Oct 17951

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On April 28, 1785, George Dent married Susannah Dawson Cromwell, widow of Joseph Cromwell, then settled in Cumberland, Maryland." (Reference Harry Wright Newman, The Maryland Dents , Richmond, 1963, p. 70) This information contradicts many details given by Julia Grant of her family background. A privately printed genealogy, based partly on family tradition, states that George Dent "married Susan Dawson, and afterwards a Marbury (Cromwell)." (Gustave Anjou, The Dent Family, (n.p., n.d. (ca. 1906, p.26.) Perhaps the Dents had ties to the prominent Marbury family of Maryland, since Fredrick Dent named his youngest daughter Emily Marbury. At any rate, George Dent went to Cumberland County, Maryland, was the official surveyor in 1806, and lived in a log house, called the Dent's House.

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Hon George Dent's Timeline

1775
1775
"Windsor Castle" on the Mattawoman, Charles County, Maryland Colony
1776
1776
Age 1
1785
April 28, 1785
Age 10
Frederick County, Maryland
1786
1786
Age 11
1786
Age 11
Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States
1792
1792
Age 17
Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States
1800
1800
Age 25
Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States
1800
Age 25
Maryland, United States
1813
December 2, 1813
Age 38
Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States
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Maryland, United States