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Generation No. 1
1. Blanche Kent, born 24 Feb 1886; died 27 Jul 1969. She was the daughter of 2. Dennis Andrew Kent and 3. Amelia Ruth Ann Bass. She married (1) Charles E. Andrews. He was born 2 Sep 1882 in Jerome, OH, and died 27 Aug 1967. He was the son of William H. Andrews and Rhoda Bailey.
Notes for Charles E. Andrews:

From an original newspaper clipping:

Ostrander, Andrews Mark 50th

By Mrs. Ray C. Pounds

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Andrews will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 1, at their home north of Ostrander on Rt. 37. They were married on April 30, 1905 in Delaware County and have spent their entire life in this community. They are the parents of five children, Mrs. Gladys Courter, Powell, Mrs. Marion Evans, LaRue, Mrs. Doris Walker, Magnetic Springs, Mrs. June Cramer, Richwood, and William Andrews at home. There are 10 grandchildren. Open house will be observed on May 1 from 2 to 5 p. m.
Generation No. 2
2. Dennis Andrew Kent, born 12 Oct 1858 in OH; died 11 Jan 1940. He was the son of 4. Elijah Kent and 5. Charlotte Norris. He married 3. Amelia Ruth Ann Bass 1 Nov 1882 in Delaware Co., OH.

3. Amelia Ruth Ann Bass, born 13 Dec 1860 in Osceola, Mississippi Co., AR1; died 30 Jun 1943. She was the daughter of 6. Ephraim C. Bass and 7. Hannah E. Carson.
Notes for Dennis Andrew Kent:

His obituary reads:

Dennis A. Kent, third son of Elijah and Charlotte Norris Kent, was born in Union county, October 12, 1858, and departed this life at his home near Powell, January 11, 1940, following a 17-day illness, at the age of 81 years, two months and 29 days.

He moved with his parents to Delaware county when seven years old.

Later he became a farmer and farmed near his late home the rest of his life, with the exception of three years spent in Union county. At one time he belonged to Springview church and had been a member of the K. of P. lodge at Powell.

November 1, 1882, he was united in marriage with Amelia R. Bass. To this union were born two daughters and one son, Mrs. Blanch Andrews, of Magnetic Springs, Ohio, Mrs. Lulu Riggs, of Delaware, Ohio, and Will Kent, of the Girls' Industrial school, Delaware, Ohio. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Amelia Kent; his children; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, George, Edward, Silas and Benjamin, and one sister, Jane.

Burial was made in Oller cemetery.
Card of thanks

We wish to give our grateful thanks to our many friends for their words of sympathy and kindness to my husband and our father during his illness and at his death. We sincerely appreciate the comforting words of Rev. J. J. Halliday, the songs of Mrs. May and Mrs. Swearengin, the donors of flowers and the sympathetic care given by Robinson-Brackney and the pallbearers' service.

Mrs. Amelia Kent, Mrs. Blanche Andrews, Mrs. Lulu Riggs, Will Kent
--Taken from an original newspaper clipping of unknown source
Also taken from an original newspaer clipping with accompanying photograph:

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kent recently observed their 56th wedding anniversary at their home southwest of Delaware. Mr. and Mrs. Kent have spent almost their entire married life in Delaware County and the last 25 years in their present home. Mrs. Kent is 78 and Mr. Kent is 80. They have three children, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-granchildren.

Notes for Amelia Ruth Ann Bass:

Her obituary reads:

Amelia Ruth Ann Bass, fourth daughter of Hannah and Ephram Bass was born in Ociola, Arkansas, Dec. 13, 1860--and departed this life June 30, 1943. Aged 82 yrs. 6 mo. 17 days, following an illness of two weeks. Prior to her marriage she lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the last member of a family of nine children.

She was a member of Springview Church and of the Aid Society of that church. She was united in marriage to Dennis A. Kent on Nov. 1st, 1882. To this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Lula Riggs of this city and Mrs. Blanche Andrews of Magnetic Springs and one son Will Kent, employe of the Girl's Industrial Home of Delaware. She is survived by her children, eleven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Dennis Kent preceeded her in death, Jan. 10, 1940 and also one grandson, Walter Kent in Dec. 1935.

Burial was made in Oller cemetery.
Card of thanks

We wish to give our grateful thanks to our many friends for their words of sympathy and kindness to our mother and us during her illness and at the time of her death. We sincerely appreciate the comforting words of Rev. Alton, the songs of Mrs. May and Mrs. Swearengin, the donors of flowers and the sympathetic care given by Robinson-Brackney, and the pallbearers' service.

Mrs. Lula Riggs, Mrs. Blanch Andrews, Will Kent
--Taken from an original newspaper clipping, unknown source, all spellings are as they appeared in the obituary.

Children of Dennis Kent and Amelia Bass are:

i. William Silas Kent, born 20 Sep 1883; died 24 Feb 1965 in Rockport, TX; married (1) ?; married (2) Ida ?; married (3) Eva Agnes Held 29 May 1904.

1 ii. Blanche Kent, born 24 Feb 1886; died 27 Jul 1969; married Charles E. Andrews.

iii. Lula Kent, born 23 Jan 1888; died 24 Dec 1964; married Hart C. Riggs.

Generation No. 3
4. Elijah Kent, born 14 Jan 1824 in Madison Co., OH; died 30 May 1886 in Jerome Twp., Union Co., OH, 62y 4m 1d2. He was the son of 8. Silas Kent and 9. Olive West. He married 5. Charlotte Norris 23 May 1848 in Union Co., OH.

5. Charlotte Norris, born 23 Mar 1828 in Harrison Co., OH; died 14 Feb 1907. She was the daughter of 10. Edward Norris and 11. Susan ?.
Notes for Elijah Kent:

Moved to Delaware Co. Ohio.

Biography from Delaware Co. History by Beers. Concord Twp.

Elijah Kent (twin) born Jan.14, 1824 in Madison Co. Ohio; he is the son of Silas and Olive Kent; they moved to Union Co. when Elijah was but a child; The father died; Elijah remained with his mother until he was 24 yrs. old. Aug. 23, 1828 he married Miss Charlotte Norris in Union Co. Ohio. who was born in Harrison Co. March 23, 1828. Her parents took up their abode in Union Co. when Charlotte was about 12 yrs.of age, she living with her parents wntil her marriage with Mr. Kent; from this Union there have been born them eleven children; of these, Ellen, Dudley and two infants are deceased; Emily J. born Sept.23, 1849; George, Sept.9, 1853; Edward, Nov.2, 1856; Andrew D., Oct.12, 1858; John, Nov.12, 1860; Silas, Dec.27, 1862, and Benjamin F., Aug.14, 1865, Mr. Kent purchased and moved on to his present farm, it contains 338 acres; in addition to this, he owns a fifteen-acre lot in this township and 349 in Liberty. As a stock raiser and shipper, Mr. Kent has been recognized for some years as one of the most extensive in the county; he has also dealt considerably in real estate, and is a general way is prominently identified with the business interests of the town

--Taken from RootsWeb, file of Belinda Kent,
Kent, Elijah, d 30 May 1886, ae 62y 4m 1d (on monument with Charlotte Kent and Emma Jane Howard)

--Taken from RootsWeb:

(Who is Emma Jane Howard?????)

Children of Elijah Kent and Charlotte Norris are:

i. Dudley Kent

ii. Emily Jane Kent, born 23 Sep 1849; died 21 Aug 1894 in age 44 years, 10 mos., 28 days; married (1) Isaac Jones 4 Jul 1866 in Delaware Co., OH; married (2) Newton Howard Bef. 1880.

iii. Elenor Kent, born 1851; died 18 Oct 1859 in age 8y 1m 10d.

iv. George Kent, born 9 Sep 1853; died Abt. 1921; married (1) Margaret J. Swartz 13 Oct 1874; born 1842; died 1911; married (2) Maggie Roush Bef. 1880.

v. Infant Kent, born 1855 in Jerome Twp., Union Co., OH; died 1855 in Jerome Twp., Union Co., OH.

vi. Infant Kent, born 1855 in Jerome Twp., Union Co., OH; died 1855 in Jerome Twp., Union Co., OH.

vii. Edward Kent, born 2 Nov 1856; died 1938; married Jenny Rutherford 2 Feb 1883.

2 viii. Dennis Andrew Kent, born 12 Oct 1858 in OH; died 11 Jan 1940; married Amelia Ruth Ann Bass 1 Nov 1882 in Delaware Co., OH.

ix. John Kent, born 12 Nov 1860; died 29 Aug 1937; married (1) Emma Shipley; born 13 Mar 1867; died 30 Jul 1949; married (2) Catherine Bass 15 Dec 1881; born 11 Oct 1856; died 5 Oct 1895.

x. Silas Kent, born 27 Dec 1862; died Bef. 1940; married Hattie Ellis.

Notes for Silas Kent:

Silas was a farmer at 553 East Lawn in Urbana, Ohio and then became the VP of the Barlow Kent factory in Urbana, Ohio. He was 50 yr. 1 mo. 27 day old when he died of Appendicitis and Peritonitis which he had for 5 weeks. His doctor was C.C. Craig M.D. He is buried in Urbana, Ohio, by Humphrey and Sons Funeral Home of Urbana, Ohio.

--Taken from RootsWeb, file of Belinda Kent,
xi. Benjamin Kent, born 14 Aug 1865 in Delaware Co., OH; died 1930; married Iola Jane Martin 28 Dec 1884 in Delaware Co., OH; born 29 Apr 1870 in Delaware Co., OH; died 1920.
Notes for Benjamin Kent:


Early Chronology
Eddie's father, Ben Kent, was born in Delaware County, Ohio on

Aug. 14, 1865 and his mother, Iola Jane Martin, was born April 29, 1870

in Delaware County, Ohio. They were married in Delaware County on

December 28, 1884 and their first son, Earl, was born in Ohio on April

21, 1885. They moved to Kansas sometime after Ben's father died

5/30/1886 and Eddie was born 2/6/1891 in Jackson County, Kansas. I do

not know yet where Everett was born (in 1899). There were also three

younger siblings, Frank, Bessie, and Cecil. The family lived in the

neighborhood of three towns in northeast Kansas. They were:

Soldier, Jackson County, Kansas

America City, Nemaha County, Kansas, and

Havensville, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.

Frank was born at Havensville on September 17, 1892.

In 1904 when Ed was 13 and Cecil (born in 1903) was a baby, the

family moved to southeast Kansas (east of Wichita), settling at Severy.

In later years Cecil kidded Everett about having to go get milk from

farms along the way so he (Cecil) could be fed. He said that was why

Everett had never liked him.

At some later time Ben bought at least part ownership of the

Kent and Lasater general store in Piedmont, Kansas. The family lived in

the back of the store until about 1914 when the store burned. They then

moved to a farm about one and a half miles south of Piedmont in Union

Center Township, Elk County, Kansas.

Jane died in 1920 following surgery for a long standing gall

bladder problem. Ben developed a heart problem and went back to Ohio to

a specialist there. He spent about a year in Ohio. When he returned,

he spent the last eight months of his life under the care of Dr, Yandell

whose office was next to where his store had stood in Piedmont. He died

of angina pectoris in 1930 (about 2 years after first diagnosis.).
Kansas Memories Handed Down

Ben took a great deal of interest in his sons' social lives - at

least so far as they involved girls. He seemed to have a talent for

detecting the slightest inclination one of his boys might have toward a

girl. He interrogated relentlessly and ingeniously until he ferreted

out the truth and then the ragging would begin. He was aided by more

than just talent though, because each of the boys was eager to rat out a

brother and to join Ben in the ensuing assault.

Since those were the days before radio and TV, a winter

evening's entertainment often consisted of drinking cider and wrestling

each other. Lots of cider was laid by in the fall so it would be sure

to last the winter. By spring the cider would be getting pretty "hard"

and the wrestling would begin to get so rowdy that Jane would have to

restrict the cider.

Another recreation was going to the fights. Each town had a

"bully" who had proven himself the toughest. It was only natural that

each town would figure that their "bully" was tougher than the ones in

neighboring towns, so fights were needed to prove the point.

More tranquil pursuits were swimming and fishing, at least when

the family lived in northeast Kansas. Many years later, Ed stopped

there and revisited a swimming hole where he had almost drowned as a


Sometimes the boys would race Ben's driving horses. They would

ride them out to meet other boys and their horses so they could hold

four-legged drag races. They were careful to do this on the sly, but

the horses would give them away. Racing got in their blood, too.

Ben would come back from having driven someplace with Jane and

he would scold the boys, "You've been racing these horses again. I came

up alongside so-and-so's team and I could hardly hold the horses back

they were so wild to race." And no doubt he said a lot more besides.

Other people apparently listened to Ben even if his sons didn't.

Once he was at the front of some school or town meeting and some rowdies

were causing a commotion in the back. A number of men tried to quiet

them down but no one succeeded until Ben said, "You boys settle down,

now, or Old Ben will have to come back and show you what he can do."

--From Lynn Kent, via email, 7/26/02

6. Ephraim C. Bass, born 10 Oct 1822 in TN; died 5 Aug 1894. He married 7. Hannah E. Carson 13 Jun 1849.

7. Hannah E. Carson, born 15 Nov 1827; died 2 Mar 1887. She was the daughter of 14. Samuel Carson and 15. Druzella Zane.
Notes for Ephraim C. Bass:

Ephraim and Hannah owned three slaves in Arkansas at the outbreak of the Civil War. They freed the slaves and moved North, to the Cincinnati area. Ephraim was a steamboat driver and several of the children were born on boats. The six oldest children received schooling in Cincinnati because it was on a river route.

Gladys Andrews Courter (their great-granddaughter) claimed that they lost their money after the War and there was no money for the younger children to attend the private school. Also, she claimed that Hannah was a "lady".

Taken from a copy of a personal letter to Mrs. Dennis Kent from D. W. Knox, Captain, U.S.N. (Ret.), Officer-in-Charge, Nov. 22, 1937:

Dear Madam:

In response to your letter of November 4th, referred to this office by the War Department for reply, the following information has been found relative to your father Ephraim C. Bass:

He was born in the state of Tennessee Octobet 10, 1882 but lived in Ohio when he entered the U.S.Navy in 1862. He gave Cheviot, Hamilton County, Ohio, as his residence when he left the service.

Mr. Bass was appointed an Acting Ensign in November 1862 to date from October 1, 1862, and ordered to the U.S. tug IVY which was a part of the Mississippi Squadron. In September, 1863, he was detached from the command of the IVY when she was sent to Cairo, Ill., for repairs and was ordered to report to Admiral Porter, who had command of the Mississippi Squadron, for orders. Whether he ever took command of the IVY again is not shown.

On January 2, 1864, he is shown as pilot and assistant to Acting Ensign Latham who was taking the U.S. S. GLIDE from Cairo to New Orleans. He resigned his office as Acting Ensign February 12, 1864, and it was accepted on the 19th. After that he served in the U.S. dispatch boat ALEXANDRIA as a pilot; 2nd class to February 24, 1865, and 1st class to the end of his service August 23, 1865. His character is recorded as excellent.

We regret that no record has been found of service in the ARGOSY but he probably did do duty in her at some time for she and the IVY were often in the same part of the Mississippi River country. He could have been in her between the time the date he was ordered to the GLIDE in January, 1864, for we have found no record of his whereabouts during that period.

There is fairly good evidence that your father served as a Master and Pilot in the Mississippi River from November 27, 1861 to October 1, 1862. That service was probably under the War Dept. for the Army had charge of operations at that time.

We shall be very glad indeed to have the colored pencil sketch of the ARGOSY for our pictorial files if you care to send it to us.

Sincerely yours,


Children of Ephraim Bass and Hannah Carson are:

i. Isabelle Bass, born 30 Mar 1850; died 14 Jul 1932; married ? Barkman.

Notes for Isabelle Bass:

Isabelle Bass was born on board the steamboat New Orleans on her upward trip, five miles above the Iron Banks at half-past twelve o'clock in the year of our Lord 1850, March 30.

--copied from Ephraim's Bible

ii. Samuel Warren Bass, born 1 Dec 1852; died 7 Dec 1916.

iii. John Gibson Bass, born 13 Dec 1853.

iv. Hannah Ellin Bass, born 16 Apr 1855; died 25 Aug 1901; married Phillip Phipps 22 Nov 1877; born 23 May 1835; died 21 Jul 1897.

v. Catherine Bass, born 11 Oct 1856; died 5 Oct 1895; married John Kent 15 Dec 1881; born 12 Nov 1860; died 29 Aug 1937.

vi. Ephraim Corwin Bass, born 4 Mar 1858; died in the South, when he was a young man.

3 vii. Amelia Ruth Ann Bass, born 13 Dec 1860 in Osceola, Mississippi Co., AR; died 30 Jun 1943; married Dennis Andrew Kent 1 Nov 1882 in Delaware Co., OH.

viii. William C. Bass, born 18 Mar 1863; married Nellie ?.

ix. Lucil May Bass, born 18 May 1866; died 3 Aug 1890; married Walter W. Jefferson 20 Feb 1888; died 23 Jul 1890.

Generation No. 4
8. Silas Kent, born 1782 in NJ3; died 21 Aug 1833 in Union Co., OH3. He was the son of 16. James Kent. He married 9. Olive West.

9. Olive West, born Abt. 1782 in CT; died in Appanoose Co., IA.
Notes for Silas Kent:

Silas and Olive had 13 children.

Lived to be 51 yrs. 2mo. 12 days old.

Will-9-17-1833 Union Co. Ohio Probate Court

Estate of Silas Kent, widow Olive Kent adm. Olive Kent and Wesley Kent. Sec. David Witter $1000. Appr. James C. Biller, Moses Patrick, Moses Fullington (174)

10-11-1836 Petition for Partition of Real Estate Wesley Kent vs the heirs & Widow of Silas Kent, dec.Court ordered dower be sett off to Olive Kent. After each dower is set off, divide to Wesley Kent 1/13, to Thomas Holycross & Rachael his wife, late Rachael Kent 1/13, to John Kent 1/13, Hiram Kent 1/13,Sarah Kent 1/13, Mishack Kent 1/13, Mary Kent 1/13, David Kent 1/13, Elijah Kent 1/13, Levice Kent 1/13, Silas Kent 1/13.(287)

Daniel Kent, 18 yrs, Emerenis Kent 16 made choice of Moses Fullington as GD. of Elijah & Levi Kent.(twins) aged 12, Silas Kent age 7 yrs children of Silas Kent sec$700 (303 3-29-1837)

Silas Kent lift following heirs, Olive Kent, widow, Rachael (Holycross, Mrs. Thomas), Charlotte Kent, John Kent, Hiram Kent, Sarah Kent , Meshack Kent, Mary Kent, Daniel Kent, Merilas Kent, Elijah Kent, Levice Kent, Silas Kent (Record 3 pg.27,28)

Silas Kent 15 on 5-24-1844 son of Silas Kent dec. made choice of Hiram Kent as GD. Sec. $500 (245)

Silas and Olive came to Ohio in April of 1807 and located in Franklin Co. They moved from Franklin Co. to Green Co. to Montgomery Co. till Hiram was 13 yrs. old then to Madison Co., all in Ohio. His farm was later owned by George Caldwell Info retrieved from The History of Union County By W,H.Beers,said book is in the Champaign Co. Ohio Library.

Silas Kent is buried in the Old Bigelow Cemetery in Madison Co. which is located just off of 161 on Rosedale Rd and west of Plain City, Ohio.

His stone reads:

His flesh shall slumber in the ground

Till the last joyful trump shall sound

And burst the chains with sweet surprise

And in his Saviors image rise.

His stone had a willow tree at the top and was made of sand stone.

Silas was married to Olive West

--Taken from RootsWeb, file of Belinda Kent,

Children of Silas Kent and Olive West are:

i. Hiram Kent, born 26 Jul 1807 in Franklin Co., OH, now is Darby Twp., Union Co., OH; died 8 Nov 1886 in Union Co., OH; married Miranda Harrington 16 Apr 1829 in Union Co, OH by Samuel Bradford; born 27 Nov 1807 in East Montpelier, VT.
Notes for Hiram Kent:

Hiram traveled From Franklin Co. to Green Co. to Montgomery Co. to Madison Co. They settled on the farm which was later owned by George Caldwell, in Union Co., Ohio. Here he spent his days. He married Miranda on the family homestead which was owned by Silas. He was a Republican and spent 30 years in the Masonic order. His wife was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is buried in Bigelow Cemetery on Rosedale Road off of 161. This is the Kent early burial ground. It is now a nature preserve, because it is the only place that prairie grass grows in Ohio. Many people died in the 1820's because they did not burn off the prarie grass and it became the breeding ground for mosquitos and malaria.

--Taken from RootsWeb, file of Belinda Kent,


Pursuant to a published call, signed by W. M. Robinson, H. Sabine and others, a number of the pioneers of Union County met at the court house in Marysville on the 4th of December, 1875, and organized an association. William M. Robinson was chosen Chairman and H. Sabine, Secretary. A constitution was adopted, and the following persons were enrolled as members of the Society:



Eliphas Burnham 76 Connecticut 57 years

George Snodgrass 70 Union County, Ohio

John F. Sabine 73 Vermont 68 years

William Porter 78 Pennsylvania 58 year

Tobias Beightler 70 Pennsylvania 49 years

Abraham Amrine 57 Belmont County, Ohio 54 years

Samuel Reed 78 Pennsylvania 75 years

Ray G. Morse 67 Rhode Island 57 years

Josiah Westlake 76 Belmont County, Ohio. 40 years

Josiah Reed 69 Union County, Ohio

William. M. Robinson 67 Union County, Ohio

Hiram Kent 68 Franklin County, Ohio

Edward Powers 54 Madison County, Ohio

George Reed 66 Union County, Ohio

Robert Graham 67 New York 57 years

Samuel Gamble 46 Clark County, Ohio

A. A. Woodworth 70 Connecticut 40 years

George Mitchell 52 Union County, Ohio

Taber Randall 69 Vermont 50 years

Joseph Dodds 84 Pennsylvania 52 years

William Phillips 67 Pennsylvania 42 years

Thomas Snodgrass 68 Union County, Ohio.

Robert Snodgrass 75 Union County, Ohio

A. P. Robinson 63 Union County, Ohio

R. L. Partridge 40 years

Hylas Sabine 46 Union County, Ohio
The following officers were chosen for the ensuing year: William M. Robinson, President; H. Sabine, Secretary; J. F. Sabine, Treasurer; Vice Presidents as follows, one from each township: William Porter, Union; Hiram Kent, Darby; Jesse Mitchell, Jerome; Silas Bell, Mill Creek; Samuel Gamble, Dover; Joseph Dodds, Paris; Abraham Holycross, Allen; Stephen Shirk, Liberty; George W. Carey, Leesburg; Samuel Scott, Taylor; William Phillips, Claibourne; John Chapman, Jackson; Gorham Bird, Washington; Jonathan G. Miller, York. After some other business the society adjourned to hold its first regular meeting on the first Saturday in the following June.
--Taken from Heritage Pursuit, Union County, OH,

ii. John J. Kent, born 1805 in VA; married Eleanor Clark 2 Mar 1834; born Abt. 1817.

iii. Wesley Kent, born 8 Mar 1813; died 30 Dec 1884; married Mary Amanda McWhirt 23 May 1852 in Fulton Co., IL; born 3 Sep 1831.

Notes for Wesley Kent:

Wesley was a sheriff in Union Co. Ohio and owned 269 acres by land grant. Info from Plain City Library. Birth and death from family Bible , submitted to me by Joyce Harris a great grandaughter of Cyrus a child of Wesley.

--Taken from RootsWeb, file of Belinda Kent,
iv. Sarah Kent

v. Mary Kent

vi. Meshack Kent, married (1) Amanda ?; married (2) Temerance Thompson 28 May 1837 in Union Co., OH.

vii. Rachel Kent, married Thomas Holycross.

viii. Col. Daniel Kent, born Apr 1819; married (1) Ann Jane Phillips 1 May 1840 in OH; married (2) Lucinda Harrington 1848.
Notes for Col. Daniel Kent:

Col. Daniel Kent of 19 Iowa Infantry of Civil War

He was a prisoner of war in 1863 until 1864

Col. Daniel Kent, a well known and highly respected citizen of this city, died at his home 329 Second Street, Fort Madison, Iowa, at 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Col. Kent had been quite feeble for some time but had been able to be at his work at the prison nearly all the time. Two weeks ago last Saturday he was down town, but shortly after was taken with the sickness which caused his death. Col. Kent was a native of Ohio, born April, 1819. After he came west he was for many years a Masonic, of Miltee, and was a member of it at his death. Twenty-one years ago he came to this city and since that time has been twice married. by his first wife he had three children: Gurley Kent of Hannibal, Mo., Mrs. Fleming, of Keosauqua, and Mrs. We. Burgett,of Ottumwa. All are here now. Mr. Kent was a soldier in the Civil War and fought gallantly, receiving his present title for his meritorious conduct. Ft. Madison, Iowa.

Daniel gave family information to L. Vernon Briggs in his book about the different genealogies of the Kent families in the US and Europe.

--Taken from RootsWeb, file of Belinda Kent,

ix. Emeriles Kent

x. Silas Daniel Kent, married Mary Link 31 Dec 1848 in Madison Co., OH.

xi. Levi Kent, born 14 Jan 1824 in Madison Co., OH.

Notes for Levi Kent:

Found date of birth in Delaware co.Ohio History from his twin brother Elijah's biography. He went to live with Moses Fullington when his father Silas died young. The Fullingtons were also related to the Caldwells.

--Taken from RootsWeb, file of Belinda Kent,

4 xii. Elijah Kent, born 14 Jan 1824 in Madison Co., OH; died 30 May 1886 in Jerome Twp., Union Co., OH, 62y 4m 1d; married Charlotte Norris 23 May 1848 in Union Co., OH.

xiii. Charlotte Kent

10. Edward Norris, died in Richwood, Union Co., OH. He married 11. Susan ?.

11. Susan ?, died in Richwood, Union Co., OH.

Child of Edward Norris and Susan ? is:

5 i. Charlotte Norris, born 23 Mar 1828 in Harrison Co., OH; died 14 Feb 1907; married Elijah Kent 23 May 1848 in Union Co., OH.

14. Samuel Carson, born in Princetown, NJ; died Feb 1852. He was the son of 28. Enoch Carson and 29. Achsah Disbrow. He married 15. Druzella Zane.

15. Druzella Zane, born Abt. 1800 in Arkansas; died 8 Feb 1891 in Delaware Co., OH, at the County Home, remarried and blind.
Notes for Druzella Zane:

Druzella may be Druzella Jane or Zane. The Bible that this information came from was illegible.

It is commonly believed in the family that Druzella was a Native American.

From a posting at RootsWeb, by Jim Freed:

The Delaware County Genealogical Society has published the death records of the Delaware County Home. Without a surname (from second marriage above), it is difficult to know where to search. I found NO individuals in the Death Listings with the given name of "Druzella". However, I did note one "Jane" possibility, that of "Jane Curtis" listed as 75 years of age when she died and she died September 1, 1876. In these records the place of burial is given for some individuals, but not for this Jane Curtis.

Child of Samuel Carson and Druzella Zane is:

7 i. Hannah E. Carson, born 15 Nov 1827; died 2 Mar 1887; married Ephraim C. Bass 13 Jun 1849.

Generation No. 5
16. James Kent, born in VA.

Child of James Kent is:

8 i. Silas Kent, born 1782 in NJ; died 21 Aug 1833 in Union Co., OH; married Olive West.

28. Enoch Carson, born 1764 in Belfast, Ireland; died 1817 in Cheviot, Hamilton Co., OH. He married 29. Achsah Disbrow 1787 in near Trenton, NJ.

29. Achsah Disbrow, born in Cranbury, Middlesex Co., NJ; died 1839 in Cheviot, Hamilton Co., OH. She was the daughter of 58. Daniel Disbrow, Sr..
Notes for Enoch Carson:

Enoch Carson built a schoolhouse on the northeast corner of his tract. It was used afterward as Bethel Church. His son William J. Carson taught school there. The schoolhouse caught fire and sister Sallie (Sarah?) was so badly injured she died a few days later.

There is a whole information page about Enoch and Achsah Carson at:

Enoch Carson and his wife, Achsah, were the first permanent settlers in Cheviot, locating in 1805 on the northwest corner of Section 15, about ¾ of a mile west of Beech Flats Spring. They brought seven children with them: William J., Isaac D., Samuel, Hannah, Mary, Achsah and Sarah. The Carsons had arrived at Cincinnati from New Jersey on Christmas Eve, 1804. Broke, the Carsons did odd jobs and peddled firewood at 25 cents a load to make a living. In March of the following year, he bought his Green Township land — 100 acres at $3 an acre, on time. The first year he had cleared, fenced and cultivated 20 acres of it. Enoch W. Carson, first born male in the Township, was born in 1806.

It was Carson's celebration, with invited neighbors, of a rich harvest in 1806 that began the still existant annual Green Township Harvest Home Festivals at Cheviot. Harvest Home Park, where the festivals are held, was the original Carson's big yard where the neighborhood gathered yearly to celebrate since 1806. There have been only two skips — both in wartime.
Enoch Carson built the first little log schoolhouse in 1810 on the corner of his lot and the next year his son, William, taught school in it. It was during that term that Carson's daughter, Sarah, caught fire from the school's wide fireplace and ran home in flames. She died of burns a few days later. The schoolhouse site later became the Bethel Church lot — four acres donated by Enoch Carson.
In 1815, another one of Carson's daughters, Achsah was going to milk the cows and was followed by a large she-bear. The girl shrieked and the Carson dog was first to come to her rescue, seizing the bear by its hind leg. The bear shook off the dog and climbed a big walnut tree nearby, where it was shot by her brother Isaac. The bear's den was in a tall popular 60 rods from the Carson log cabin.
Enoch Carson died in 1818 and was buried with the rest of his family in the Bethel Cemetery, a landmark in Cheviot.
In 1805 Enoch Carson bought 100 acres of land at $3.00 an acre ¾ of a mile west of the spring. On this property he built a two story house. This property became known as Carson's Ranch. The Carson family would invite all the neighbors to come to the Carson Ranch after the gathering in of the harvest and held what was known in those days as open house. The present Harvest Home Park is part of that ranch and the only forest trees still surviving on the Carson Ranch. This open house resulted in the birth of the Green Township Harvest Home Festival which has been held every year on these grounds up to the present time. This Harvest Home Park is now a part of the City of Cheviot, having been purchased by the city for thirty odd thousand dollars. When Cheviot took over Harvest Home Park, they immediately established a children's playground there. Most of the playground equipment was bought by the proceeds of a weekly dance given at the park. These dances were sponsored and conducted by the Western Hills Business Association. The city also constructed a swimming pool, which proved to be very popular with the children. During the summer months, a recreation director was employed by the city to supervise the recreation at the park.
1806 First Harvest Home Picnic was held by Enoch and Achsah Carson

Information about the Bethel Baptist Church, Cheviot, OH, can be found at:

Notes for Achsah Disbrow:

I found a reference to Achsah Carson under a Hamilton County biography, of David E. Stothem, a schoolteacher in 1817. Achsah was listed as a patron of the school, with 2 pupils being sent there at the time. See:

Taken from the "Pioneer Annals of Greene Township", Hamilton County, OH, p. 112:

Mrs. Carson was herself a no less notable person than our hero (Enoch). She distinctly heard the heavy guns at the battle of Monmouth, and told her grandchildren, whom she delighted to gather around her, the story of how the battle of Trenton sounded like a basket of hulled walnuts poured upon the roof! She also told how she saw a part of the Pennsylvania Line hurrying along the road, when one fellow stopped and said: "I saw first one man on one side and then one on the other fall dead, and then I ran away!" In the '30s we often visited this loving old lady, and frequently waited for the butter to "come" in her barrel churn in order to get a drink of the butter milk, for she was always a favorite with us boys. In 1839 we laid her away to rest beside her pioneer in Bethel South Side Churchyard. ---Reese P. Kendall


Achsah Disbrow often told her children that she was frying griddle cakes when Washington crossed the Delaware and the noise of the bullets frightened her so that she dropped the griddle. (Georgette, youngest daughter of Joel Bishop and Mary Carson, said her mother often told her this).

Children of Enoch Carson and Achsah Disbrow are:

i. William Jewel Carson, born 12 Oct 1788 in Princeton, NJ; died 1846; married (1) Margaret Terry; married (2) ? Porteus.

ii. Isaac D. Carson, born 30 Apr 1792 in Princetown, NJ; died 12 Nov 1862 in Greene Twp., Hamilton Co., Ohio; married Mary Ann McCarvey 1810; born 1793; died 25 Dec 1875 in Greene Twp., Hamilton Co., Ohio.
Notes for Isaac D. Carson:

At the website:,

there is a map of Cheviot, Ohio, showing the land owned by Isaac D. Carson in 1869 (perhaps in his son's hands).
Taken from a copy of "Pioneer Annals of Greene Township", Hamilton Co., OH, p. 21:

CARSON, ISAAC D.,--Married Mary Ann McCarvey. With his father to Greene in 1805. Settled upon an "80" bought of the elder John Craig.

Children--William, married Ruth Wilson; Samuel, married Adaline Orr; Robert G., married; Isaac, married; Melissa, unmarried; James, died; Enoch; Henry Clay; Oliver Hazard Perry, married Sarah McManama; Winfield Scott; Eliza, married Th. Jeffers.

Isaac D., was a man gifted with unusual discernments in plain jurisprudence and could be relied upon for an impartial judment (sic) where he could comprehend, once said Dr. Kendall. Isaac D. had the tradition that once Miss Brevard's mother, while crossing William's farm, was chased by a bear which had a lair in a large poplar near; no doubt had cubs. In the winter of 1840-1 Robert, James Hope, William Miller, Henry Kendall and the writer had a "grammar school" in a tailor shop over Isaac Carson's buttery where we met often to practice grammar and to urge onwards any other studies. Carson paid ten per acre.

iii. Mary Carson, born 8 Jul 1799 in Princetown, NJ; died 2 May 1869; married Joel Bishop 14 Mar 1823.

iv. Sarah Carson, born 1801 in Princeton, NJ; died 1811 in Cheviot, OH, from burns in schoolhouse fire.

v. Hannah Carson, born 9 Jun 1801 in NJ; died 22 Feb 1852 in IN; married Thomas Bray.

vi. Achsah Carson, born in Princeton, NJ; married George C. Miller.

14 vii. Samuel Carson, born in Princetown, NJ; died Feb 1852; married Druzella Zane.

viii. Enoch Washington Carson, born 29 Jun 1805 in First male born in Greene Twp., Hamilton Co., OH; died 27 Oct 1882 in Sharon, OH; married (1) Nancy Rockenfield 25 Jan 1825; died 1855; married (2) Martha Farrar 1859.

Notes for Enoch Washington Carson:

I found Enoch W. Carson listed as a witness for the

"Last Will and Testament of Anna Richardson

Made July 11, 1849

Admitted to Probate February 9, 1854

Recorded Vol. 1 page 423"

--Taken from
Taken from "Pioneer Annals of Greene Township", Hamilton Co., OH, p. 20-1:

CARSON, ENOCH W.--Married Nancy Rockenfield. Last of pioneer Enoch and Achsah and first male born in Greene. Learned blacksmithing with Hiram Sloop in the city and began early to operate a shop on his own farm. He was much trusted and had public office as Justice of the Peace and was of the original "Liberty Men." A daughter married Robert Hodge.

Generation No. 6
58. Daniel Disbrow, Sr.4, born Abt. 1730 in NJ; died 1812 in Middlesex Co., NJ. He was the son of 116. Henry Disbrow and 117. Katherine Hendrickson.

Children of Daniel Disbrow, Sr. are:

29 i. Achsah Disbrow, born in Cranbury, Middlesex Co., NJ; died 1839 in Cheviot, Hamilton Co., OH; married Enoch Carson 1787 in near Trenton, NJ.

ii. Daniel Disbrow, Jr.

iii. Samuel Disbrow, born 1756 in NJ; died 1819 in Middlesex Co., NJ; married (1) Ann Sutphin 1780; married (2) Sarah Gruendike 25 Jun 1798; born 1 May 1779; died 4 Sep 1864.

iv. Rachel Disbrow, born 3 Dec 1749.

v. Henry Disbrow

vi. Mary Disbrow, born 3 Nov 1754.

vii. Joseph Disbrow

viii. John Disbrow

Generation No. 7
116. Henry Disbrow, died 10 Dec 1749 in Cranbury, Middlesex Co., NJ. He was the son of 232. John Disbrow and 233. Hannah ?. He married 117. Katherine Hendrickson.

117. Katherine Hendrickson She was the daughter of 234. Daniel Hendrickson and 235. Tryntje Van Dyke.

Children of Henry Disbrow and Katherine Hendrickson are:

i. Katherine Disbrow

ii. John Disbrow, born 1727.

58 iii. Daniel Disbrow, Sr., born Abt. 1730 in NJ; died 1812 in Middlesex Co., NJ.

iv. Joseph Disbrow, born 1732.

v. Anne Disbrow, born 1736.

vi. Hannah Disbrow, born 1738.

vii. Henry Disbrow, born 1740.

viii. William Disbrow, born 1743.

Generation No. 8
232. John Disbrow, born Abt. 1670 in Long Island, NY; died in NJ. He was the son of 464. Henry Disbrow I and 465. Margaret Haddon. He married 233. Hannah ?.

233. Hannah ?

Children of John Disbrow and Hannah ? are:

116 i. Henry Disbrow, died 10 Dec 1749 in Cranbury, Middlesex Co., NJ; married Katherine Hendrickson.

ii. Benjamin Disbrow

iii. Joseph Disbrow

iv. William Disbrow

v. Hannah Disbrow

234. Daniel Hendrickson He married 235. Tryntje Van Dyke.

235. Tryntje Van Dyke

Child of Daniel Hendrickson and Tryntje Van Dyke is:

117 i. Katherine Hendrickson, married Henry Disbrow.

Generation No. 9
464. Henry Disbrow I, born Abt. 1637 in England or Roxbury, MA; died Abt. 1699 in Mamaroneck, Westchester Co., NY. He married 465. Margaret Haddon.

465. Margaret Haddon

Children of Henry Disbrow and Margaret Haddon are:

i. Henry Disbrow, born Abt. 1665.

232 ii. John Disbrow, born Abt. 1670 in Long Island, NY; died in NJ; married Hannah ?.

iii. Benjamin Disbrow, born Abt. 1672.

1. "Obituary," Says "Ociola, Arkansas."

2. Belinda Kent, RootsWeb,

3. Belinda Kent, RootsWeb,

4. Erik D. Mueller-Harder,

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