Biography of B. G. Kent


Kent, B. G., Wales, p. o. Wales Center, born in the town of Hampstead, N. H., February 8, 1817, is a son of Jonathan and Clarissa (Page) Kent, of Hampstead, N. H. Mr. Kent was reared on the homestead and commenced business as clerk in Boston, and at the age of twenty one came to Wales and peddled for several years. In 1870 he commenced business in Wales Center and, is still engaged there. In 1840 he married Martha, daughter of Abner F. Nutting of Vermont, and they have five children: Jonathan, George, Mary I., John and Polly. Mr. Kent is a Democrat and held the office of postmaster under Cleveland both terms. He is an honorary member of Lodge No. 694, F. & A. M., East Aurora.

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Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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