Mary Kent

1838–10 July 1886 (Age 48)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Kent was born in 1838, in Ohio, United States, her father, William Albert Kent, was 44 and her mother, Huldah Call, was 39. She married George Washington Vandeventer on 22 March 1861, in Appanoose, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Union Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Clay Township, Sullivan, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 10 July 1886, in Sullivan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Judson Cemetery, Sullivan, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Vandeventer
Mary Kent
Marriage: 22 March 1861
Jacob Vanderventer
William Vandeventer
Abraham B Van De Venter
James Henry Vandeventer
Clarista A. Vandeventer

Spouse and Children

    George Washington Vandeventer



22 March 1861
Appanoose, Iowa, United States


    Jacob Vanderventer


    William Vandeventer



    James Henry Vandeventer


    Clarista A. Vandeventer


Parents and Siblings

    William Albert Kent





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World Events (8)

1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 0

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 19

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

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)

  • Mary Kent in household of Wm Kent, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Kendt in household of William Kendt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Vandeverter in household of George Vandeverter, "United States Census, 1880"

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