Brents, Moses H.

Born: 1805-XX-XX Kentucky

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

Brents enlisted in the Black Hawk War in Sangamon County, Illinois, and served in two of the same companies as Abraham Lincoln. In 1850, he was living in Christian County with his wife Mahala and five children. He worked as a grocer and owned $400 in real estate.

Muster Roll of Captain Elijah Iles’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Muster Roll of Captain Jacob M. Early’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Christian County, IL, 124.