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Samuel Dent
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Birth: 1755
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1834
Franklin County
Missouri, USA

In the name of God Amen. I Samuel Dent of the county of Franklin in the state of Missouri being now old and infirm in body but of sound mind and disposing memory knowing as I do that I must shortly die, do make constitute and ordain this my last will and testament and do hereby revoke all other wills by me made.

First I give my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth, to be buried in a Christian manner.

Second I give and bequeath to my wife Patsy, my Negro man, George and Milly and Negro woman Raney and her two children, James Alfred and William Anderson and the plantation on which I now live during her life and all the stock of cattle, hogs, sheep, horses and so forth and farming utensils that I now own or may possess at my decease. The said Negro woman Milley is to be free at the death of my wife.

Third, I give to my wife, Patsy, all my household and kitchen furniture.

Fourth, I give to my son, Baley Dent, my negro boy, Bob.

Fifth, I give to my son, Henry Dent, my negro boy, Tandy.

Sixth, I give to my son, Josiah Dent, my negro boy, Johnston.

Seventh, I give to my daughter, Lavina Beatty, and to her children, my Negro girl, Grace, and her issue forever.

Eighth, I give to my daughter, Ann Parks, my Negro girl, Eddy, for her and her children forever.

Ninth, I give to my daughter, Malinda Johnson (wife of Dyson Johnson) and to her children, my negro Fanny and her issue forever.

Tenth, after the death of my wife Patsy, I give to my daughter, Olly, the Negro woman Raney, if she be then living and in case that said negro woman should be dead, then it is my will that Olly shall have out of the estate that may be left at my wife's death, the worth of said Negro woman, Raney.

Eleventh, I give to my daughter, Olly, the west half of the north east quarter of section eight, Township forty three, Range one west, containing eighty acres, and also a forty acre lot being the north east quarter of the north west quarter of section eight in township forty three, range one west to her and her heirs forever.

Twelfth, After paying my debts, it is my will that all the money I am now in possession of and that may be collected shall be kept and used by my wife as she thinks proper except so much as may be necessary to make the negroes before mentioned of equal value to each child.

Thirteenth, It is my will that my executor cause the negroes to be appraised by disinterested persons and that a sum of money be given to each one to make them all of one value, the money to be taken from that which I have now on hand or may be collected.

Fourteenth, I do hereby appoint Alexander Chambers executor of this my last will and testament and hope he will undertake the business and execute it strictly.

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal the 8th day April 1834.

Samuel Dent
(his X mark)

Signed and sealed and acknowledged in presence of
William G. Owens
E. B. Strickland
Elizabeth (X) Jamison

Ephriam B. Strickland and Elizabeth Jameson being sworn, state upon their oaths that the within and forgoing instrument of writing was signed by Samuel Dent, deceased, and published by him as his last will that he was at the time of executing it of sound and disposing mind, that they subscribe their names to the said will as witnessed in the presence of the said Samuel Dent, Dec'd. and in the presence of each other.

E. B. Strickland
Elizabeth (her X Mark) Jamison

Sworn and subscribed to before me the clerk of the county Court of Franklin Co. the 14 day of April 1834
Wm. G. Owens, Clerk

Courthouse records of 1818 in Franklin Co., MD list Samuel Dent as one of three appraisers for the estate of George Balentine.


Bailey Dent (1794-1870), m. Rebecca Harris
Winnie Anne Dent (1795-____), m. Jesse Park(s)
Josiah Dent (1800-1875), m. Mary "Polly" Jamison
Henry Dent (1801c-____), m. Lavice Williams
Ollie Dent (1802c-____), m. James Park(s)
Lavina Dent (1804c-1873), m. Robert Beatty
Malinda Dent (1810c-____), m. Dyson Johnson. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Dent (1715 - 1789)
  Martha Harris Dent (1770 - 1842)*
  Josiah Dent (1800 - 1875)*
  Samuel Dent (1755 - 1834)
  John Manning Dent (1765 - 1840)*
  Jane Dent Broady (1767 - 1807)*
*Calculated relationship
Valentine-Armstrong Family
Franklin County
Missouri, USA
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Originally Created by: Dennis Hellebusch
Record added: Oct 17, 2010
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- Scott Manning
 Added: Jul. 17, 2016

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