Samuel C Bent

Brief Life History of Samuel C

When Samuel C Bent was born on 19 July 1778, in Barre, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joel Bent, was 27 and his mother, Mary Mason, was 32. He married Mary Kilburn on 3 March 1805, in Wendell, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Clay, Missouri, United States in 1836 and Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 16 August 1846, in Pisgah, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

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Samuel C Bent
Mary Kilburn
Marriage: 3 March 1805
William Erving Bent
Horatio Gates Bent
Mary Kilburn Bent
Joseph Kilburn Bent

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  • Samuel Bent, Massachusetts, Birth Record, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 -
  • Samuel Bent, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Samuel Bent, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous farms and other minor places called with Middle English bent ‘coarse grass’ (Old English beonet ‘bent grass, coarse grass’), with reference to a tract of land growing with it.

English: nickname from Middle English bent ‘bent, curved’ (of the back or legs) or ‘striped, ribboned’ (of clothing).

East Frisian and North German: from a Frisian-Low German short form of the personal name Bernhart (see Bernhard ).

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

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Bent, Samuel. Son of Joel Bent. Born 19 July 1778 at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Married Mary Hilbourne (born 1785 in Vermont) about 1805. Four known children: William, Joseph, Horatio, an …

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