Parents of Sgt. Thomas Trent of VA ???
NOW comes maybe an answer? in 2014 to who was the father at least of our Sgt. Thomas Trent of VA.. and R.W. soldier wounded in NJ...
-Peterfield (#1) (Sr.) md. 1st. ___________________ of VA
and had at least one child, wife dies, he re-marries later!
THE only problem I see here is if there were more then one child, where are they? and if he md. 1st. say around 20 yrs. of age (1751-52) then there is plenty of time (20 yrs.) for more kids, so where are they and the paper trail... or are they there and WE are just overlooking the connections or the names??
-they had ___ children:
5-?)Thomas Trent - (b.2-6-1757)(d.6-28-1820
Thomas md. Elizabeth Edwards of VA
Scott, after getting into the Chesterfield Co. records a little bit further, I really doubt that Thomas was a son of Henry and Sarah (Powell) Trent. I wondered about it, as Thomas named his oldest son "Henry", and they were in the same parish of Chesterfield Co., I guess. (I really need to get "up to speed" on Chesterfield Co.)
BUT, it is looking now to me that he was probably a son of Peterfield or his brother, Alexander ( III ). As Thomas was not mentioned in Alexander ( III )'s Will, and as Peterfield was the witness to his marriage, and as the name Peter Ashbrook (Thomas Trent's brother-in-law) appears two names above that of Peterfield Trent on the 1783 Chesterfield personal property list, and as Peter Ashbrook, Jr., Edward Wilkinson (father of Angelica?), Thomas Edwards and Henry Hatcher were appointed to appraise the estate of William Baugh, Sr, in 1753 -- Right now I am wondering if Peterfield might not be Thomas Trent's father. I do hope that the tax and titheables lists help when those microfilms arrive.Sharon C.
While we are on this subject of Sgt. Thomas Trent (1757 – 1820) and Peterfield Trent (-1794) I have a question that you may be able to answer. To the best of my knowledge we seem to believe that Peterfield Trent was born 1730 to 1735 and married Angelica Wilkinson in 1771 when he would been about 35 years old. This seems rather strange to me that a well-to-do Virginian would marry for the first time at that age. Did I miss something here? The reason I ask is I have often wondered if Peterfield Trent was the father of Sgt. Thomas Trent by a first marriage that took place back around the time he would have been 21 or so. Say in1755 maybe?
I know that there are no records in that regard, but is there any reason that you know of that would preclude that possibility?Don T.
DOES any of this leads us any where in 2014, versus 2002???