Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Marshall Dent” in chapter 1 of General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox:
...outh County, New Jersey, was the progenitor of the name on this continent.
It is difficult to determine whether the name sprang from France, Germany, or Holland.
On the maternal side, Grandfather Marshall Dent was first cousin of John Marshall, of the Supreme Court.
That branch claimed to trace their line back to the Conqueror.
Marshall Dent married a Magruder, when they migrated to Augusta, Georgia.
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