Gideon Kent

26 July 1739–January 1812 (Age 72)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Gideon

When Gideon Kent was born on 26 July 1739, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Noah Kent, was 25 and his mother, Deliverance Granger, was 25. He died in January 1812, in New Ashford, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Noah Kent
1714–1755
Deliverance Granger
1713–1756
Phebe Kent
1735–1762
Noah Kent
1737–1813
Gideon Kent
1739–1812
Pheobe Kent
1740–
Abel Kent Sr.
1742–1807
Elizabeth Kent
1745–
Daniel Kent
1747–1750
Mary Kent
1751–1828
Nathaniel Kent
1751–
Deliverence Kent
1753–1814

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Phebe Kent

    Female1735–1762Female

    Male1737–1813Male

    Male1739–1812Male

    Pheobe Kent

    Female1740–Female

    Male1742–1807Male

+5 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 37

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 37

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 42

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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)

  • Gideon Kent, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Gideon Kent in the 1790 United States Federal Census
  • Gideon Kent in the Connecticut Soldiers, French and Indian War, 1755-62

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