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Jonah Horry "John" Dent

Jonah Horry "John" Dent

Male 1814 - 1892  (77 years)

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  • Name Jonah Horry "John" Dent 
    Born 11 Jun 1814  , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 May 1892  poss , , Floyd, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cave Spring Cemetery, Cave Spring, Floyd County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I126906  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2021 

    Father John Herbert Dent,   b. 22 Feb 1782, , Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1828, , Colleton, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Anne Horry,   b. 7 Aug 1789, Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1856  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1809  , Columbia, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F50529  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Elizabeth Morrison,   d. 1853 
    Children 
     1. John Horry Dent,   b. 1840,   d. Aft 1880, of , , Floyd, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)
     2. John Herbert Dent,   b. 1845,   d. Aft 1880, of , , Floyd, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years)
    Family ID F50527  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Fanny Almyra Whipple,   b. 6 Sep 1829, Vermont Heights, Roanoke, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1875  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1854  Clayton, Barbour, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Fanny Whipple Dent,   b. 18 Dec 1856, , , Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892  (Age 35 years)
     2. George Columbus Dent,   b. 30 Dec 1858, , , Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879  (Age 20 years)
     3. Lucy Gertrude Dent,   b. 27 Nov 1861, , , Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Helen Almira "Elmira" Dent,   b. 28 Aug 1865, , , Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872  (Age 6 years)
     5. Carrie Mae Dent,   b. 23 Jan 1868, , , Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910  (Age 41 years)
     6. Dent,   b. 1875, , , Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F50526  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elizabeth 
    Family ID F50528  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jun 1814 - , , Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jul 1854 - Clayton, Barbour, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 May 1892 - poss , , Floyd, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Email from B. Huckins to Weldon Whipple, 24 Jan 2009. Cites/notes the following:
      • John Horry Dent, South Carolina Aristocrat on the Alabama Frontier, Gerald Ray Mathis, Historic Chattahoochee Commission, 1979 (this source identifies the wife of (Jonah) John Horry Dent as Fanny A. Whipple 1829-1875 of Richmond, Vermont, married in 1854 in Clayton (Alabama) by Mr. Wm B. Neal of the Methodist Church in the home of Mrs. Charles Petty. The book gives an account of the journey from Vermont but does not identify her ancestry nor her exact date of birth.
      • John Henry Dent Papers, Special Collections, University of California
      • Alabama Historical Quarterly, Alabama Dept of Archives and History, 1963 Vol, notes Jonah's plantation was doing well with large profits in the early 1850's until the "fever" of 1853 in which he suffered financial and personal losses. He sold his plantation "Good Hope" and rented out his slaves, moving moved to Clayton where he married Miss Fanny Whipple, a native of Richmont, Vermont.
      • Charles County Gentry (Maryland), Harry W. Newman, 1940, gives history of Dent family down to Jonah's father, John Herbert Dent.
      • FamilySearch.org gives approx dob of Fannie A. Whipple 1830 b VT, as submitted, no birth record found
      • Ancestry.com gives names of children and dob of Fanny as 9.6.1829, no source given. One listing gives mother's name as Mary Stevens, however neither of the two Mary Stevens known married to Whipples were likely the mother of this Fanny.


      !SOURCE: Find a Grave web site memorial 6474741 gives name Maj John H. Dent, born 5 Aug 1815.


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