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Kent, Jesse H.

Born: 1809-11-XX Ross County, Ohio

Died: 1886-09-07 Sangamon County, Illinois

Flourished: 1836-1874 Sangamon County, Illinois

In 1836, Kent moved to Sangamon County, Illinois. Two years later, he married Lydia Walker, with whom he had five children. They settled in Springfield, where Kent worked in construction and wagon-making. Following Lydia's death in 1862, Kent remarried to Ellen Barber in 1863.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 425; Joseph Wallace, Past and Present of the City of Springfield and Sangamon County Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1904), 337-38; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 23 January 1838, 11 August 1863, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Gravestone, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL.