When Minerva Ann Kent was born on 29 May 1856, in Johnson Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States, her father, George Anson Kent, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Boyle, was 35. She married William Jenkins on 8 August 1880, in Clinton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 5 January 1941, in Michigan Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Whiteman Cemetery, Michigan Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States.
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.