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, in Henry, Illinois, United States. 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.
English and Irish: habitational name from the county of Kent. The surname is also established in Ireland, where English bearers of this name settled in Meath, in the 13th century. The name has been Gaelicized as Ceannt.