Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Jesse Harrison Kent

Male 1809 - 1886  (76 years)


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  • Name Jesse Harrison Kent 
    Born 16 Nov 1809  Paxton twp, Ross County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Sep 1886  Springfield, Ill. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I000199  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father William Kent,   b. 3 Oct 1763, Old Town, Allegheny County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1849, Rose County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Sarah Perrin,   b. 24 Mar 1770, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1839, Ross County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1789  Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia A. Walker,   b. 23 Jun 1817, Va. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1862, Springfield, Ill. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 1838  Christian County, Ill. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F00158  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jesse Harrison Kent, son of William and Sarah (Perrin) Kent was born near Paxton Township, ross County, Ohio on November 16, 1809. He spent his youth where he was born, and in 1826 Went to Sangamon County, Illinois. He first engaged in farming near Illiopolis and then moved to Springfield, where he became a contractor and builder, he also was a wagon maker. In 1838, in Christian County, Ill., he married Lydia A. Walker, who was born June 23, 1817, in Ohio, with her parents, where she had met her future husband. Her father, Daniel Walker, moved to Christian County, Ill., in 1835 and afterward to Springfield. Jesse Harrison Kent, resided in Springfield until 1874 when he went to Missouri, living for a time near Savannah. He then returned to Springfield, where he continued to reside until his death September, 7, 1886, both he and his wife are buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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