Trent Family of Virginia

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The location of this research is mainly the Virginia counties of: Henrico, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Buckingham, Prince Edward, Appomattox, Amherst, Bedford, and Campbell. Some of the surnames mentioned are: Baugh, Blankenship, Branch, Callaham, Comer, Duncan, Herndon, Hightower, Hudson, Inge, Maddox, Mann, Moseley, Robinson, Royall, Thompson, Wade, & Wilkinson. From the State of Wisconsin the surnames: Bowen, Dvorak, Lang, Madigan, Mead, & Plecity.

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  • ID: I560
  • Name: Zachariah Trent
  • Given Name: Zachariah
  • Surname: Trent 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
  • Name: Zackfield Trent
  • Given Name: Zackfield
  • Surname: Trent
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1757 in , , Virginia, USA
  • Death: 18 Sep 1822 in , Campbell, Virginia, USA 16
  • Event: Individual Note
  • Event: Individual Note
  • Event: No proof has been found identifying the parents of Zachariah Individual Note 1755
  • Event: Date of Birth Individual Note Bet 1755 and 1759
  • Event: Parish Records Individual Note From 1775 to 1800
  • Event: Tax From 1782 to 1783 , Washington, Virginia, USA
  • Event: He paid Personal Property Tax Tax 1785 , Washington, Virginia, USA
  • Event: First time he paid personal property tax in Campbell Co., VA Tax 1786 , Campbell, Virginia, USA 17
  • Event: Tax 1786-1814 , Campbell, Virginia, USA 17
  • Residence: 2 Feb 1786 , Campbell, Virginia, USA 18
  • Event: land on Mollys Creek Property 11 Jul 1814 , Campbell, Virginia, USA
  • Residence: Bear Creek 10 miles SE of the Court House 1815 , Campbell, Virginia, USA 19
  • Event: Individual Note 18 Sep 1822
  • Event: estate of Zachariah Trent, decd. was inventoried. Inventory 18 Sep 1822 , Campbell, Virginia, USA
  • _UID: 4B7364B5B71443838D367AD949B7007DFB80
  • Change Date: 23 Jan 2013 at 15:55

    Father: Alexander Trent b: 1726 in , Henrico, Virginia, USA
    Mother: Elizabeth b: Abt 1730 in , , Virginia, USA

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth b: Abt 1765 in , , Virginia, USA
    • Married: Abt 1785
    • Change Date: 9 Aug 2010
    1. Has Children William Trent b: 1780 in , Bedford, Virginia, USA
    2. Has No Children Zachariah Trent b: Abt 1788 in , , Virginia, USA
    3. Has Children Obediah Trent b: 1790 in , , Virginia, USA
    4. Has Children Sally Trent b: Abt 1791 in , , Virginia, USA
    5. Has Children Elizabeth Trent b: Bet 1795 and 1800 in , , Virginia, USA
    6. Has Children Thomas Trent b: Abt 1798 in , Campbell, Virginia, USA

    1. Abbrev: 1810 U.S. Census
      Title: 1810 U.S. Census
      Author: HeritageQuest Online
      Page: VA, Campbell, Lynchburg, p. 10
      Quality: 3
      Text: Lists Zachariah Trent w/free white males ages: 0-9=1, 10-15 =2, 45 and over=1 [him]; free white females: 10-15=1, 45 an d over = 1. Slaves = 0. Since Zachariah is at least 45, hi s birth year must be bef 1765. On the line above is a Thoma s Heath with entries of: 0,2,1,0,1, 0,1,4,0,1; with a tota l of 9 slaves. Is this the same Thomas who held a patent o n 250 acres that was bought by Henry Trent (-1808) and hi s wife Sarah Powell, who later sold it in 1804?
    2. Abbrev: 1820 U.S. Census
      Title: 1820 U.S. Census
      Author: HeritageQuest Online
      Page: VA, Campbell, No Twp Listed, p. 156
      Quality: 3
      Text: Lists Zach Trent w/white males: 16-25=1, 45+=1. White Femal es: 10-15=1, 16-25=1, 45+=1. Male slaves: 14-25=1. Living n ear Zach are: William G. Moore, Richard Calleham [sic] prob ably bet 26-44; John Ro binson age 45+. Thomas Cocke age 45 +. John Daniel, Jr. age age 26-44. Edmund Daniel 26-44. Jem ima Hinton with several children [ she was a Daniel, probab ly d/o Peter Daniel & Mary Bailey] 26-44. John Bai ley ag e 26-44. The name below Zachariah's is David Calleham with : males 16-25=2, 45 & over=1. Females 16-25=2, 45 & over=1 . # engaged in Agriculture=9. Male slaves 0-13=4, 14-25=4 , 45 & over=1. Femal e slaves 0-13=6, 14-25=2, 26-44=2. N o other Trent's nearby.
    3. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Marriages of Campbell County Virginia 1782-1810
      Title: Marriages of Campbell County Virginia 1782-1810
      Author: Lucy Harrison Miller Baber and Hazel Letts Williamson
      Publication: Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980.
      Printed Book & online at
      Page: p. 27
      Quality: 3
      Text: William Daniel marries Sally Trent, bond 09 Mar 1807. Conse nt by Zachariah Trent, father of the bride. Bond by Willia m Daniel & John Daniel; witness by John Daniel & Elijah Tre nt. I believe that Elija h Trent who served as a witness t o this bond would have been Zachariah Trent's brother, an d helps to confirm that they were the children of Alexande r Trent (1726-1803) & Elizabeth Scott.
    4. Media: Internet
      Abbrev: Trent Family Genealogy Forum
      Title: Trent Family Genealogy Forum
      Source Medium: Internet Message Board
      Page: Message 3308 date, January 06, 2003
      Quality: 3
      Text: Posted By: Sharon Carter Email: Subject: Re: Zachariah Tren t (Sr.)Post Date: January 06, 2003 at 18:42:09 Message URL: Foru m:Trent Family Genealogy Forum
      Forum URL:
      Scott, here is what I've been able to learn about Zachariah 's wife so far, but I hope I can uncover some more records . 10 Aug. 1817. Zachariah Trent and Elizabeth his wife sel l to Josiah Daniel (all of Campbell County) for $100.00, 12 8 acres on the head of Dogwood Branch, a north branch of Mo lly's Creek...Campbell Co. Deed Bk. 11, p. 265. (Zacharia h signs, Elizabeth makes her mark.) 12 Feb. 1818. Zacharia h Trent and Elizabeth his wife sell to Gerand E. Johnson, ( all of Campbell Co.), for $500.00, 140 acres on the water o f Bear Creek...Campbell Co. Deed Bk. 11, p. 429. (Zacharia h signs, Elizabeth makes her mark.) Campbell Co. Will Bk 4 , page 430, inventory of estate of Zachariah Trent, dec'd , dated 18 Sept. 1822. Page 542, settlement of estate; reco rded 12 April 1824. Bonds posted by Obadiah, Thomas and Eli zabeth Trent. They are the only three Trent's shown as purc hasing at the estate sale.
    5. Abbrev: Catherine Trent's Family History
      Title: Catherine Trent's Family History
      Author: Catherine Trent
      Publication: Name: Personal family history;
      Source Medium: Manuscript

      Family history notes from Catherine Trent, wife of Donald F loyd Trent (1928-Apr 1981), includes several pages of dat a that she has provided. Some pages are not numbered. Ther e is some source data, bu t most of it has no proof. For no w I am only using the new names that were not in my file an d they are only clues that will need to be verified.
      Page: p. 50
      Quality: 3
      Text: States that this Zachariah is the son of Obediah Henry Tren t (Abt. 1750) & Nancy Moseley dau of Walter Moseley. This w ould place Zachariah in a different line than I currently h ave. The author offer s no proof.
    6. Abbrev: Misc Source
      Title: Misc Source
      Text: Entries: Updated: Contact: # ID: I1091 # Name: Zach ariah TRENT # Sex: M # Birth: BET. 1750 - 1800 # Death: 1 1 NOV 1822 in Campbell County, Va. 1 Sources: 1. Title : Campbell County, Virgin ia, Wills and Inventories 1782-18 47 Author: William Lindsay Hopkins Publication : Richmond, Va., 1989 Repository: Note: Norfol k Public Library Call Number: Media: Bo o k Page: 77, 82 Text: Inventory of his estate da ted Nov. 11, 1822. Account of the estate dated April 12, 18 24, shows bonds of Obadiah Trent, Thomas Trent and Elizabet h Trent.
    7. Abbrev: Campbell Co., VA Deed Book
      Title: Campbell Co., VA Deed Book
      Author: Campbell Co. Court
      Publication: Name: Library of Virginia images of original hand written r ecord;
      Source Medium: Microfilm
      Page: DB 13, p. 402-403
      Quality: 3
      Text: 18 Feb 1822 Indenture by Zachariah Trent and Elizabeth hi s wife to James & John McReynolds. Trent received $160 fo r 160 acres in the Territory of Arkansas. SE quarter of sec tion 33 of Township 4 in th e tract approved by the Act o f Congress granting land to the late Army of the United Sta tes 6 May 1812 [date of act]
    8. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Campbell Co., VA Court Order Book
      Title: Campbell Co., VA Court Order Book
      Author: Campbell County, VA Court
      Publication: Name: Library of Virginia images of original record;
      Source Medium: Microfilm
      Page: Bk 6, p.97, dated 16 May 1798
      Quality: 3
      Text: Jurors were: Zachariah Trent, Francis Perkins, Thom. Parkin son, JamesRobertson, Ro Carson, Jr., & Benard Finch. Also p aid for jury duty in the March Court 1804, Bk 7, p. 408; an d the March Court 1818 , Bk 13,p. 66
    9. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Campbell Co., VA Court Order Book
      Title: Campbell Co., VA Court Order Book
      Author: Campbell County, VA Court
      Publication: Name: Library of Virginia images of original record;
      Source Medium: Microfilm
      Page: Bk 15, p. 67, June Court 1823
      Quality: 3
      Text: To settle the estate of Zachariah Trent, decd. Appoined Edw in Mouthers, John Bailey, David Calleham, and Sam Hubbard . Then in the same book p. 357 in the April Court 1824 i s a faded entry re the estate of Zachariah Trent,
    10. Abbrev: Campbell Co., VA Will Book
      Title: Campbell Co., VA Will Book
      Author: Campbell County Court
      Publication: Name: Images of the actual will book pages;
      Source Medium: Microfiche
      Page: WB 4, p. 430,431
      Quality: 3
      Text: Inventory of the personal estate of Zachariah Trent, decd . in the amount of $43.91. dated 18 Sep 1822
    11. Abbrev: Misc Source
      Title: Misc Source
      Page: Source Information
      Quality: 3
      Text: : United States. Bureau of Land Management. Arkansas Land R ecords. [database online] Provo, UT:, 1997-. O riginal electronic data from: United States. Bureau of Lan d Mana gement. Arkansas Pre-1908 Homestead & Cash Entry Pat ents. General Land Office Automated Records Project, 1993.
    12. Media: Internet
      Abbrev: HeritageQuest Online
      Title: HeritageQuest Online
      Author: Various
      Publication: ProQuest Information and Learning Company. Digital, searcha ble images.
      Source Medium: Internet
      Page: NARA Series: M805, Roll: 125, Image: 92, File: W5912
      Quality: 3
      Text: See the notes for Nelson Brooks, who married Frances Tren t the sisterof Zachariah. He states that he was born in Cam pbell County (was Bedford) on the Falling River and in 183 2 still lived no more tha t 15 miles from where he was born.
    13. Abbrev: Marriages of some Virginia Residents 1607 - 1800
      Title: Marriages of some Virginia Residents 1607 - 1800
      Author: Dorothy Ford Wulfeck
      Publication: Name: 1986, Baltimore, GPC Inc.;
      Source Medium: Book
      Page: Vol. 2, Part 4, p. 94
      Quality: 3
      Text: An unamed Trent is believed to have married bef. 1801, Luc y Daniel, dau of Peter, whose will was proved in 1801, in C ampbell Co., names "daughter Lucy Trent". [This may be Zach ariah Trent (Abt. 1755 - 1822) of C ampbell Co., VA]
    14. Abbrev: Misc Source
      Title: Misc Source
      Page: U.S. War Bounty Land Warrants, 1789-1858 [dat abase on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, In c., 2007. Original data:
      Quality: 3
      Text: War of 1812 Military Bounty Land Warrants, 1815-1858; (Nati onal Archives Microfilm Publication M848, 14 rolls); Record s of the Bureau of Land Management, Record Group 49; Nation al Archives, Washington , D.C. Warrant 22379 issued on 1 8 Aug 1819 is to the heirs of Zachariah Trent, decd., who w as a private in the War of 1812. It is for 160 acres of lan d in what was Louisianna, now Arkansas. Zacharia h died i n Jan. 1815 without ever being married, and his father Zach ariah (-1822) was his legal heir.
    15. Abbrev: Burton chronicles of colonial Virginia
      Title: Burton chronicles of colonial Virginia
      Author: Harrison, Francis Burton
      Publication: Name: Unknown; Location: Unknown; Date: 1933;
      Full title: Burton chronicles of colonial Virginia : bein g excerpts from the existing records, particularly relatin g to the Burtons of the valley of the James and Appomattox , with especial reference t o the ancestry of Jesse Burto n of Lynchburg (1750?-1795).
      Page: Accession/Serial #: AR2980__.030
      Quality: 3
      Text: [This is a land patent record issued to Zachariah Trent, th e father of Zachariah Trent a deceased soldier in the War o f 1812.] Accession/Serial #: AR2980__.030 BLM Serial #: A R NO S/N Names Patentee : ZACHARIAH TRENT Warrantee: ZACHAR IAH TRENT Survey State: ARKANSAS Acres: 160 Metes/Bounds: N o Title Transfer Issue Date: 2/1/1821 Land Office: Arkansa s Cancelled: No U.S. Reservations: No Mineral Re servations : No Authority: May 6, 1812: ScripWarrant Act of 1812 (2 St at. 728) Document Numbers Document Nr.: 22379 Accession/Ser ial Nr.: AR2980__.030 BLM Serial Nr.: AR NO S/N Aliquot Pa rts Sec./ Blo ck Township Range Fract. Section Meridian Sta te Counties Survey Nr. SE 33/ 4-N 9-W No 5th PM AR L onoke ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    16. Abbrev: Family Tree DNA
      Title: Online databases. Family Tree DNA.
        Name: Family Tree DNA
        1445 North Loop West, Suite 820
        Houston, TX 77008 USA

      Page: "Trent Y-DNA Project" database, (http://www.familytreedna.c om/ : accessed 18 Feb 2012)
      Quality: 3
      Text: Y-DNA tests from descendants with a proven paper trail bac k through Alexander Trent 3rd of "Barter Hill" plantation , Cumberland Co., VA; show that he is not a descendant of t his person.
    17. Abbrev: Campbell Co., VA 1785-1814 Personal Property Tax
      Title: "Campbell Co., VA 1785-1814 Personal Property Tax Lists,"
      Author: Campbell, Virginia, USA
      Text: Digital images made from microfilm of the original handwrit ten tax records. Images on CD and online by Binns Genealogy . Microfilm source is the Family History Library, The Churc h of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Uta h, or the Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
      Page: p. Campbell County
      Quality: 3
    18. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Campbell County, Virginia - Deeds
      Title: Campbell County, Virginia - Deeds
      Author: T.L.C. Genealogy
      Publication: Miami Beach, FL (P.O. Box 403369, Miami Beach 33140-1369 ) : T.L.C. Genealogy, c1991-. Abstracts of deeds publishe d in three volumns; [v. 1] 1782-1784 -- [v. 2] 1784-1790 - - [v. 3] 1790-1796.
      Page: Vol. 2
      Quality: 3
    19. Abbrev: 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners & Gazetteer
      Title: 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners & Gazetteer
      Author: Roger G. Ward
      Publication: Name: 1997; Iberian Pub. Co., Vol. 2, South Central Region;
      Source Medium: Book
      Page: p. 34-49
      Quality: 3
      Text: In the 1820 Campbell Co. VA Census there are several name s before and after Zachariah Trent that are also listed i n the 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners. Zachariah is l isted as owning land located on Bear Creek 10 miles SE of t he Campbell County Court House. Other landowners that are a bout the same distance from the Court House and within a fe w lines of Zachariah are listed by name, location , and num ber of miles from the Court House at Rustburg: David Callah am, Bear Creek 7 SE; James Reynolds, Bear Creek 11 SE; Edmo nd Daniel, Bear Creek 10 SE; John Daniel, Bear Creek 10 SE.

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