Biography of Henry Kent
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





HENRY KENT, farmer, P. 0. Plain City, was born in Jerome Township, Union County, November 9, 1823. His father, Daniel Kent, came from Virginia with his father, John Kent, in 1800, and married Dilla Shover, a daughter of Henry Shover, who lived in Union County when the Bents came to Ohio. Miss Shover was a native of Germany. Our subject was schooled by subscription in the primitive log schoolhouse, and has been a life long farmer. On October 15, 1847, he married Melissa Norton, a daughter of John H. and Sarah Norton, and by her he has had the following children: Sylvester C., born September 9, 1848, married Harriett Pickett; Lorenzo C., born June 25, 1851, married Emma Gray, John F., born February 17, 1854, married Lottie Sape; Sarah A., born December 4, 1857; Olive, born August 14, 1860. married Albert Kilgore, son of Harvey Kilgore, of Canaan Township. Mr. Kent owns 170 3/4 acres of land, and deals some in horses, cattle, sheep and hogs.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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