Elizabeth Maria Kent

31 July 1830–2 February 1914 (Age 83)
Castile, Castile, Wyoming, New York, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Maria

When Elizabeth Maria Kent was born on 31 July 1830, in Castile, Castile, Wyoming, New York, United States, her father, Ebenezer Kent, was 36 and her mother, Polly Bolt, was 32. She married Oliver Wolcott Brown on 6 September 1846. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Henry, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Wethersfield Township, Henry, Illinois, United States for about 40 years. She died on 2 February 1914, in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Wolcott Brown
1820–1904
Elizabeth Maria Kent
1830–1914
Marriage: 6 September 1846
Emily M. Brown
1848–
Laura P. Brown
1854–1855
Charles H. Brown
1858–1860
Clark K Brown
1850–1937
George Oliver Brown
1852–1870
Frank G. Brown
1856–1931
Eben S. Brown
1861–
Milton H. Brown
1863–1954
Cyrus A. Brown
1866–
Mary Olive Brown
1869–

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MARRIAGE
6 September 1846
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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 2

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 26

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Kent, an ancient Celtic name. The surname is also frequent in Scotland and Ireland. In Irrerwick in East Lothian, English vassals were settled in the middle of the 12th century and in Meath in Ireland in the 13th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Eliz Brown in household of Oliver Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elisabeth Brown in household of Oliver N Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth M Brown in household of Oliver W Brown, "United States Census, 1900"

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