Thomas Lewis Dent in Mississippi County MO----Cagle family?
I recently learned that my 3rd gr grandfather Thomas Lewis Dent moved
from Pope County IL to Mississippi County, MO sometime in 1895 or very
early 1896. He was born in Jackson County AL about 1825, to Joseph
Dent and Mary Lucinda Dent. The family moved to Pope County Il in
1855. You can find Tom Dent in the 1850 Jackson County census; I have
also found him in the Road order books in 1854.
This move to MS County, MO was quite a surprise. So in checking
records in that county, I came across the name Cagle. I know there
were many Cagles in Jackson County, AL. Do any of you Cagle
researchers or Cagle family members know of a move to this part of MO?
One of the reasons I'm surprised about Tom Dent moving there was that I
cannot find any Dent family members moving into that county. He had
one grandson who practiced medicine briefly in Stoddard County MO, but
that was it. So now I'm wondering if the reason for his move to MS
County might be a connection with the Cagle family.