I had intended to type that he lived about 1845 to 1888. The 0 was suppose to be a dash. I can't get any earlier than 1870 census for Thomas in Washington County, Kansas. But he claimed on 3 census years and a marriage record that he was born in Mississippi. On the marriage record he said his parents were William Dent and Mary (Walker - I think). Thanks so much.
Just curious - where did your Dent family live?? Looking for anything about Thomas Dent (184501888) and descendants who lived in the area where Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa touch. He was suppose to have been born in Mississippi - but I have come across another family member who thought he was born in England. Died in Richardson County, Kansas.