Elizabeth Kent

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Kent was born on 5 January 1783, in Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Joshua Kent, was 36 and her mother, Anne "Nancy" Low, was 30. She married Thomas E Whaley on 23 December 1804, in Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Conneaut Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 27 January 1879, in Sheffield Center, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Gageville, Sheffield Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas E Whaley
Elizabeth Kent
Marriage: 23 December 1804
Henry Hubbard Whaley
Harriet Whaley
William Whaley
Alethea Whaley
Eunice Whaley
Nancy Jane Whaley
Lydia Whaley
Rachel Whaley

Sources (6)

  • Elizabeth Whaley in household of Samuel Brooks, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Kent, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Elizabeth Kent, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.


Historical Boundaries 1800: Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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