Bethia Turner

20 August 1768–1 September 1829 (Age 61)
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Bethia

When Bethia Turner was born on 20 August 1768, in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Capt Simeon Turner, was 44 and her mother, Bethiah Ford, was 45. She married Warren Kent on 19 December 1786, in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 1 September 1829, in Hillsboro, Fleming, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Readfield, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Warren Kent
1764–1834
Bethia Turner
1768–1829
Marriage: 19 December 1786
Nathaniel Kent
1787–1883
Warren Kent
1788–
Mary Kent
1790–
Betsey Kent
1794–1875
Dwelle Kent
1796–1870
Eunice Kent
1798–1893
Bethiah Kent
1801–
Rosilla Kent
1805–
Martin Henry Kent
1807–1889

Spouse and Children

    Warren Kent

    Male1764–1834Male

    Female1768–1829Female

MARRIAGE
19 December 1786
Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

(9)

    Nathaniel Kent

    Male1787–1883Male

    Male1788–Male

    Female1790–Female

    Female1794–1875Female

    Dwelle Kent

    Male1796–1870Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 8

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

Age 8

"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."""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker of objects of wood, metal, or bone by turning on a lathe, from Anglo-Norman French torner (Old French tornier, Latin tornarius, a derivative of tornus ‘lathe’). The surname may also derive from any of various other senses of Middle English turn, for example a turnspit, a translator or interpreter, or a tumbler.2 English: nickname for a fast runner, from Middle English turnen ‘to turn’ + ‘hare’.3 English: occupational name for an official in charge of a tournament, Old French tornei (in origin akin to 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Bethiah Kent, "Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980"
  • Bethiah Turner, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Bethiah Turner, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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