Dan Kent

1758–1835 (Age 77)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Dan

When Dan Kent was born on 10 April 1758, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Cephas Kent Sr, was 32 and his mother, Hannah Spencer, was 29. He married Abigail Sykes on 11 January 1780, in Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 22 July 1835, in Benson, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Old Cemetery, Benson, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Dan Kent
Abigail Sykes
Marriage: 11 January 1780
Clarissa Kent
Dan Monsieur Kent
Abigail Madame Kent
Horatio Kent
Eudosia Sykes Kent

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11 January 1780
Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 18

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

Age 18

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 23

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.

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)

  • Don Kent in entry for Juliaette Kent, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Danl. Kent in entry for Maria B. Kent Goodrich, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Dan Kent, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"

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