Facts for Group#65, pt.#2
Lee Co., SC Library
Well I had planned to do the Hartsville Hist. Society Bldg. and perhaps get back to Darlington Co. Library Geno. Rm., as they and Marion Co., SC seen to have, outside of Charleston, the oldest records for SC as I want to find out who the 1750’s John TRENT with the land warrant was.... BUT as life would have it, I spent two hrs. in the Lee County Library shelves, then an hour in the Hartsville Library and at Coker College as the Hist. Society had picked MY Saturday to go to a national meeting! So what we have here are a few facts from Lee Co., SC and from the Library in Camden, SC. Having done the C. H.’s in Darlington and Marion I have to get back to the libraries, but that will be another day!
1)From: Darlington District Cemetery Survey, Vol.#1 & 2, indexed:
-NO TRENTS LISTED-
(the below is all in my book document, but for those interested in the PA-NJ Trents, this might help settle some misleading past genealogies.........!!)
2)From: Dubose Genealogy by Dorothy Kelly MacDowell; listed as part of the Dubose Family, “The TRENT Family” on pg. #398:
Tt-I - Dr. John TRENT, (b.ca.1768)(d.1809), born in Penn., lived in Trenton, NJ where his grandfather was the founder and later settled in Camden, SC where he was a prominent physician for 16 yrs. He md. on March 28, 1798, Mary Lousia DuBose (I-33), daug. of Capt. Issac DuBose (IV) and Catherine Dutarque. They are buried in the Old Presby. Cemetery at Camden, SC. Then we have:
Tt-1 - Issac Dubose Trent (b.1-1-1800) (d.1-23-1855), unmarried.
Tt-2 - William H.(enry) Trent (b.1802) (d.1854), md. in 1826, Margaret Locke, d/o of Locke of Rowan Co., NC.
Tt-3 - Martha L.(ouisa) Trent (b.1803) (d.11-27-1842), unmarried.
Tt-4 - John E.(dward) Trent (b.1806) (d.1812), age 6 yrs.
Tt-5 - Mary B.(oisseau) Trent (b.1808) (d.3-3-1860), unmarried
Tt-2 - Dr. William Henry TRENT, M.D., md. 1st. Margaret Locke, d/o of Matthaw Locke Jr. of Rowan Co., NC and md. 2nd. Elizabeth Crawford; Margaret was granddaug. of Gen. Matthew Locke Sr. & Mary Elizabeth Brandon of Rown Co., NC. They had issue of:
Tt-1 - Mary Eliz Trent (b.1828) (d.1867), md. William Fagg.
Tt-2 - Martha Jane Trent (b.1829)
Tt-3 - Louisa C.(atherine) Trent (b.1833), md. J. R. Anderson
Tt-4 - Margaret Trent (b.1835) (d.1846), age 11
Tt-5 - John L.(ocke) Trent (b.3-11-1839) (d.2-17-1910), md. in 1869 Mary Gloster Anderson (b.1841) (d.1935)
Tt-6 - Margaret L.(ocke) Trent (b.1841) (d.1874), md. the Rev. W. C. Gray.
then we go to:
Tt-II - John L.(ocke) TRENT md. to Mary Gloster Anderson, had issue of:
Tt-1 - Susie C.(age) Trent (b.1870) (d.1941) md. in 1892 Frederick B.(artlett) Lane (b.1870) (d.1946) and had issue of: (A)Frederick Trent (b.1892) (d.1963-64), (B)Arthur G.(loster) Trent (b.1894), (C)Harriet Marie Trent (b.1895) (d.1896), (D)Elizabeth C.(age) Trent (b.1-8-1897) md. in 1919 Guy Scott Rachel (see Rachel Family), (E)Corinne Trent (b.1899) (d.1932) unmarried, (F) _____ Trent (b.1902) (d.1902), (G)Aline Douglas Lane Trent (b.1907) md. 1st. Noel Bridge and md. 2nd. George Mentze.
Tt-2) - Julia Trent (b.1873) (d.1949) md. Jack Duffus
Tt-3) - Mattie Trent (b.1875) (b.1968) md. Burrell Jones
Tt-4) - John Trent (b.1877) died in infancy
Tt-5) - Mary Trent - twin to John - (b.1877) died in infancy
Tt-6) - John L.(ocke) Trent (b.1878) (d.1939)
Tt-7) - Corrine Trent - twin to John L., (b.1878) (d.1961) md. L. L. Blackburn
Tt-8) - Thomas Trent (b.1881) died in infancy
Tt-9) - Arthur Trent - twin to Thomas, (b.1881) died in infancy
Tt-10) - Harral R.(ighton) Trent (b.1882) (d.1941)
Tt-11) - Wylie J.(ones) Trent (b.1885) (d.1926)
the above John L. Trent (Tt-6) (b.18778) (d.1939) is the one that we believe is connected to the William Henry Trent of TX and up into the modern era......
Now, I’ve not researched beyond these or any of what would be descends from any of the lines that lived on, but I’ve been told by others that they daughter out, no sons; or that the males who did carry a Trent name from these have proven out to have been adopted males into the family, thus not blood line Trents.....!!!
3)From: History of Camden, by Kirkland, two volumes, has on:
pg.#11 under locatities around Camden, which I do need to pin down by a visit to the C. House and make sure that the Golf Course is truly built on his plantation land, references to - TRENT HILL - about four miles east of Camden on the road to Marengo Mill, the name is derived from Dr. John Trent who had a plantation, plus a house in town, figured in Camden prior to his death in 1809. (the Mill no longer is a current area name, tho there are two large mill ponds nearby)
4)From: Kershaw County, SC Cemetery Survey, by Kershaw Hist. Society Cem. Survey Project, Vol. #1 has -NO TRENTS LISTED- but on pg.#152 lists the Dubose Family Cemetery as being originally the site of the Nazereth Bapt. Church on US #1 North, DeKalb area, on Rd.#549, now James West Rd., on the left two miles. Also the original site of the Pine Trent Presby. Church which was on land owned by a Benj. Perkins who willied the land to his slaves as a cemetery. However, none of our Dubose’s connected to our Camden, SC Trent’s seem to be buried there! With the exception of Capt. Isasc DuBose in the Old Quaker Cem. in town his family members were buried elsewhere, but are not of import to us!
5)From: Same, Vol.#2, has on pg.#40, the Joseph Kershaw Family Cem., in Camden, near the intersection of Broad & Bull St. (actually it is in a field behind a house which now faces Broad St.) (it is surrounded by an old brick wall has inside his tomb and a number of graves) (this site was also the site of the old Episcopal Church Cem. which except for his family was moved to the Quaker Cem.) Buried there are Col. Joseph Kershaw, age 64 yrs. (d.12-28-1791); John Kershaw; Harriett Kershaw, d/o Capt. Isaac DuBose, (she would be a sister-in-law to the Mary Louise Dubose md. to Dr. John Trent); Henrietta Serree Kershaw, infant daug. of John & Harriett Kershaw; plus a number of others! Also of interest is that this puts Dr. John in connection with Mulberry Plantation south of Camden, which was owned by the Kershaw’s.
6)From: Same, Vol.#3, which deals mostly with the Quaker Cemetery and has graves of the DeSaussure Family, the Champion Family including the Richard Champion who md. Mary Louise (DuBose) Trent; and then the graves of Dr. John Trent, his wife and children; as well as the grave, in a separate section, Maj. John McClelland of Ireland, NC who was the 3rd. husband of Mary Louise (DuBose) (Trent) Champion. (do I need to post the names and dates for all of them(?), as I believe they have been posted here in a past post from Camden)
then, on pg.#116, we have a modern era, Jay R. TRENT (b.8-31-1907) (d.3-17-1989) and a Katherine H. TRENT (b.4-30-1911) (d.3-12-1989)... I will have to re-visit their office and see what I can find out on these two!
This does the geno. material in the county library, now on to the Kershaw Hist. Society Bldg. in Camden, which is two stories of material. Surely IT ALL is not on the TRENTS!!!!! LOL