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Joseph Dant

Male 1765 - 1833  (68 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Joseph Dant was born in 1765 in Virginia (son of John Baptist Dant and Susannah Gough); died on 26 Jun 1833 in Washington County, Kentucky; was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    "In his will written Jan. 30, 1833 and recorded June 25, 1833, Joseph Dant names all his children, mentions his plantation, a mare, a slave named Nace, and leaves five dollars to Holy Cross and ten dollars for Masses for the repose of his soul. He makes his son, John Dant, his executor. This will was witnessed by: William Smock, Jefferson C. Peak, and William Peterson. This was the terrible year of the Asiatic Cholera Epedemic and I suspect it was the cause of his demise. His will can be found in the Washington County, KY Clerk's Office in Springfield, KY in Will Book 'E', page 200." [Find a Grave page for Joseph Dant, citation details below]

    Joseph married Elizabeth Belinder Shercliffe in Aug 1792 in Nelson County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Mary "Polly" Dant was born in 1795 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died on 10 May 1879 in Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky; was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Baptist Dant was born in 1745 in St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of John Dant); died on 1 Feb 1808 in Washington County, Kentucky; was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky.

    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.

    John married Susannah Gough in St. Mary's County, Maryland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Susannah Gough (daughter of James Gough and Priscilla Heard).
    Children:
    1. 1. Joseph Dant was born in 1765 in Virginia; died on 26 Jun 1833 in Washington County, Kentucky; was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Dant was born in in of St. Mary's County, Maryland.
    Children:
    1. 2. John Baptist Dant was born in 1745 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died on 1 Feb 1808 in Washington County, Kentucky; was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky.

  2. 6.  James Gough

    James married Priscilla Heard. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 7.  Priscilla Heard
    Children:
    1. 3. Susannah Gough