John Kent

2 May 1772–3 November 1801 (Age 29)
Cohasset, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Kent was born on 2 May 1772, in Cohasset, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Abel Kent, was 41 and his mother, Hannah Hobart, was 37. He married Alice Or Susy before 1794, in Cohasset, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 3 November 1801, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 29.

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Family Time Line

John Kent
1772–1801
Alice Or Susy
1775–
Marriage: before 1794
Martin Kent
1793–1861
Polly Kent
1795–
Lucy Kent
1796–
Betsy Kent
1798–
John Hobart Kent
1801–
Jerusha Kent
1802–

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World Events (7)

1776
Age 4
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 4
"""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 9
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 (22)

  • John Kent in entry for Martin Kent, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • John Kent in entry for Lucy Kent, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Kent in entry for Lucy Kent, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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