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John Baptist Dant

Male 1745 - 1808  (63 years)


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  • Name John Baptist Dant  [1, 2
    Born 1745  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Feb 1808  Washington County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I2081  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2020 

    Father John Dant,   b. of St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15921  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susannah Gough 
    Married St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Dant,   b. 1765, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1833, Washington County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F1043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Hopewell 
    Married 26 Jul 1791  [3
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F15919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the Find a Grave page for John Baptist Dant (citation details below):

      John Baptist Dant, a native of St. Mary's County, Maryland, was the son of John Dant. He inherited a plantation styled "Hopewell from his father in 1763. He was the brother of, at least: Ann (Dant) Spalding, Charles Dant, J. Francis Excol Dant, and Mary Ann (Dant) Mills. [...]

      In his will he mentions these grandchildren: Polly Dant, Eliza Elliott, Teresa Dant, Susannah Elliott , and Ann Elliott. He mentions slaves named: Sucky, Steven and his wife Dianna, Mary, and Steven. He mentions "the 100 acres on which I now live." He mentions crops and farm animals. He makes his son James Dant, his executor. The witnesses to this will were: John Lancaster, Thomas Shircliff [Jr.], Wilfred Newton, and John Riggs. This will can be seen in Washington County, KY Will Book "A" on page 478 in Springfield, KY.

  • Sources 
    1. [S258] Hayden/Rapier and Allied Families: Colonial Maryland, Kentucky, U.S.A. by Mary Louise Donnelly. Ennis, Texas: MLD Genealogy Company, 1991.

    2. [S312] John Medley (1615-1660), St. Mary's County Maryland, His Descendants, by Mary Louise Donnelly. Ennis, Texas: Mary Louise Donnelly, 1995.

    3. [S3577] Find a Grave page for John Baptist Dant.