George Kent

3 April 1820–
Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of George

When George Kent was born on 3 April 1820, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Elisha Kent, was 40 and his mother, Betsy Wright, was 33.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Kent
1779–1824
Betsy Wright
1787–1860
Frances Kent
1813–1895
Almira Kent
1815–1818
Elizabeth Ford Kent
1817–1871
Sarah Kent
1820–1853
George Kent
1820–
Elisha Warren Kent
1822–1890
Amanda Kent
1828–

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World Events (3)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 5

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 10

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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.

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  • George Kent, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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