Alexander William Trent, III

Born: March 3, 1728/29 in Chesterfield County, Virginia
Sex: Male
Married: 1. September 27, 1750 in Cumberland County, Virginia to Frances Scott
  2. January 1, 1753 in Goochland County, Virginia to Elizabeth Woodson
Died: February 27, 1793 in Prince Edward County, Virginia




Alexander William Trent, II.   Frances Allen


Frances Scott
Elizabeth Woodson

Child with Frances Scott:

Frances Trent

Children with Elizabeth Woodson:

Zachariah Trent
Frances Trent
Obediah Henry Trent, Sr.
Elizabeth Trent
Thomas W. Trent, Sr.
Alexander William Trent, IV
Nicholas Trent
William Peter Field Trent
John Archer Trent
Stephen Woodson Trent

  • Elected as the first justice of the new county of Cumberland in 1749 and was Burgess from Cumberland 1765-1771, along with Thomas Jefferson.
  • Known as Alex Trent of "Barterhill", Cumberland County on Willis River, and Manchester.
  • Alexander Trent, III apparently had a mistress, Ann Major Tinsley (wife of John Tinsley, of Chesterfield To., who advertised in 1777 that she had "eloped" and that he would not be responsible for her debts). To Ann, Mr. Trent left a lot in the town of Manchester, to be sold at her death, and the proceeds distributed to his "children by her".
  • Ivan Trent and Judith (Trent) Leezer, May We Remember, (Compiled: May, 1980).
  • Notes on Peter Field Trent, LDS Film # 6019060.
  • Trent Family Bible.
  • Automated Archives Inc. Marriage Records, Southern States, Vol. 1 (CD 229).
  • Stuart E. Brown, Jr., Lorraine F. Myers, and Eileen M. Chappel, Pocahontas' Descendants With Corrections and Additions, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore Maryland, 1997).
  • "Marriages of Some Virginia Residents 1607-1800" Dorothy Ford Wulfeck Vol II, Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc, Baltimore, 1986.
  • Genealogies of Virginia Families, From the William and Mary Quarterly Historical Magazine, Volume V, Thompson-Yates (and Appendix), Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1982.
  • Compiled and Published by Lucy Harrison Miller Baber and Hazel Leites Williamson, Marriages of Campbell County,Virginia, 1782-1810, (Rustburg Library, Rustburg Virginia), p27.

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