Horatio Kent

Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Horatio

When Horatio Kent was born on 9 August 1787, in Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States, his father, Dan Kent, was 29 and his mother, Abigail Sykes, was 27. He married Mary Cleveland on 4 July 1810, in Castleton, Rutland, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Horatio Kent
Mary Cleveland
Marriage: 4 July 1810
Clarissa E. "Clara" Kent

Spouse & Children

  • Male1787–Male

  • Mary Cleveland


4 July 1810
Castleton, Rutland, Vermont, United States


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World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 4

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 32

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)

  • Horace in entry for Clarissa E. Shepard, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Horace Kent, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Horace Kent, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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