Elizabeth Maria Kent

Female31 July 1830–2 February 1914

Brief Life History 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, 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.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Wolcott Brown
Elizabeth Maria Kent
Marriage: 6 September 1846
Emily M Brown
Laura P. Brown
about 1854–about 1855
Charles H. Brown
about 1858–about 1860
Clark K Brown
George Oliver Brown
Frank G. Brown
Eben Shelden Brown
about 1860–1905
Milton H. Brown
Cyrus Austin Brown
Mary Olive Brown

Sources (18)

  • Elizabeth Brown in household of Oliver Brown, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Maria Kent - Published information: birth-name: Elizabeth Maria Kent
  • Elizabeth M Kent, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 September 1846Henry, Illinois, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    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.

    about 1855

    Age NaN

    Historical Boundaries: 1855: Henry, Illinois, United States

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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