Gamaliel Huntington Kent

21 January 1799–28 May 1871 (Age 72)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Gamaliel Huntington

When Gamaliel Huntington Kent was born on 21 January 1799, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Gamaliel Kent, was 33 and his mother, Deborah Huntington, was 36. He married Ann Eliza Granger on 27 May 1824, in Grand River, Lake, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 28 May 1871, in Bainbridge Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Gamaliel Huntington Kent
Ann Eliza Granger
Marriage: 27 May 1824
Ann Eliza Kent
Hortense L. Kent
Oliver Granger Kent
Augusta D. Kent
Gamaliel H Kent
Amelia V. Kent
Eugene Elisha Kent
Clarence E. Kent

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27 May 1824
Grand River, Lake, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 3

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Gamabiel Kent, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Gamaliel Kent, "United States Census, 1870"
  • G H Kent, "United States Census, 1850"

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