NameLoranzo Dow ("Ranze") Trent
Birth12 Nov 1870, McDowell Co., West Virginia
Death2 Oct 1949, Elliottsville, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BurialBlack-Trent Cemetery, Rowan Co., Ky
Marriage20 Aug 1892, Hoggtown, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseMary Pettit, GG Aunt
Birth9 May 1874, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death1 Jan 1934, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth15 May 1893, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death14 Feb 1965, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth14 May 1895, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death11 Dec 1961, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth1 Dec 1897, Rowan Co., Kentucky
DeathAug 1969, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1901, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death30 Jul 1957, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth10 Mar 1902, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death14 Feb 1987, Elliott Co., Kentucky
Birth6 Oct 1905, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death28 Sep 1985, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth18 Feb 1908, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death15 Mar 1984, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth11 May 1911, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death13 Apr 1976, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth12 Apr 1915, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death31 Aug 1991, Morehead, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for Loranzo Dow ("Ranze") Trent
L. D. Trent was known as "Ranze", and the 1910 census gives his name as Loranzo D. He was apparently named after Lorenzo Dow, a well-known evangelist and revivalist, sort of a 19th century Billy Graham.
The index to Kentucky Death Records lists L. D. Trent, d. 2 Oct 1942, age 79, in Rowan Co., certificate Vol. 55, #27423. I had a hard time finding the actual record; it turns out that it was actually in 1949, and was misindexed.
It states L. D. Trent, age 79 years 10 months, born 13 Nov 1870 in W Va, died 2 Oct 1949 in Elliottsville, Rowan Co., Ky, widowed, farmer, father Harvey Trent, mother’s maiden name Rena Lambert, cause of death senility, burial in Trent Cemetery.
Notes for Mary Pettit
Family bible owned by Lila Petitt Chadwell has entry "Mary Pettit was Born May the 9th 1874"
Her death certificate states Morry Petitt Trant, age 59 years 4 months 9 days, born 9 May 1874 in Rowan, died 1 Jan 1934 in Hogtown precinct, Rowan Co., Ky, married, wife of Ranse Thrent, father Pressie Petitt born Morgan Co., mother’s maiden name Mary Riddle, born Rowan Co., cause of death appletic fits, infomant Ronse Thrent, Elliottsville, Ky. The medical section is signed by Emma Petitt, and the undertaker is listed as Jessie Petitt.
(I had a hard time finding this record until Ancestry.com started indexing the Kentucky death certificates by all names mentioned.)
Notes for Loranzo Dow ("Ranze") & Mary (Family)
Rowan County Marriage Register, Book A, p. 26, records marriage of L. D. Trent and Mary Petitt, 20 Aug 1892, by W. T. Hall, witnesses Julis Trent and Martha Trent. In the "at" blank, Julis Trents is crossed out, with no replacement text. But considering that the next entry is the marriage of Julis Trent and Martha Black at John Blacks (her father), with witnesses L.D. Trent and Mary Trent, it was almost certainly a double ceremony at the home of John Black (whose wife Martha, his 2nd, was the twin of Mary Pettit's mother Mary Susan Riddle.)
1900 census of Rowan Co., KY3
, Hoggtown prec. 4, enumerated 12 June, lists on p. 9A as family #153:
Rans Trent, 28, b. Nov 1871; Mary, 25, b. May 1875; married 7 years, 3 children, 3 living; Annie, 7, b. May 1893; Rena, 5, b. May 1895; Alex, 2, b. Dec 1897. Ranz is listed as born in Virginia (as well as his parents), but all of the children are marked as both parents born in Kentucky.
1910 census of Rowan Co., Hoggtown, E.D. 156, p. 6B, taken 22 Apr, records as family #101:
Trent, Loranza D., 39, Va Va Va; Mary, 37, Ky Ky Ky; married 17 years, 7 children, 7 living; Anna, 16; Rena, 14; Alex, 10; Bertha, 8; Jason, 6; Ellen, 4; Phillip, 1. All children born in Ky.
1920 census of Rowan Co., Ky, magisterial district #3, lists as family #210 (next to Dora Trent):
Trent, Rans, 48; Mary, 46; Anna, 24; Jessie, 16; Ellen, 14; (dau) Philiph; Martha, 8; Sherman, 5.
The recording of Philip(h) as a daughter is incorrect. There are many other families with gender errors. This enumerator apparently did not ask about gender, and guessed it on the basis of name, which didn't work well for some names, especially if the name was taken down wrong.
1930 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Hogtown precinct, enumerated 21 April, lists on p. 12A as family #206/216:
Trent, Rans, 50, head, farmer, age at first marriage 19, WV/WV/WV; Mary, wife, 55, age at first marriage 24, Ky/Ky/Ky; Anna, daughter, 36, Ky/WV/Ky; Philip, son, 22, Ky/WV/Ky; Dortha, daughter, 18, Ky/WV/Ky; Sherman, son, 15, Ky/WV/Ky.