Biography of Mrs. Mary T. Kent (w/o Bloomer)
Potter County, PA Biographies

MRS. MARY T. KENT, Coudersport, daughter of Joseph and Polly (Andrus) Gates, was born in Franklin, Delaware Co., N. Y., in 1812. She was educated in her native town and at Delhi, the county seat. Her parents removed to the city of Albany, where her mother died, her father then coming to Williamsport, Penn., where he also died. Mary T., in 1831, married Rev. Bloomer Kent, a Presbyterian clergyman, who was pastor of a church at Delhi, but was taken sick and died in Franklin in 1839. Mrs. Kent's family being afflicted with consumption, and as she was in a decline, her physician advised her removal to some place abounding in hemlock timber, hence her corning to Coudersport in 1842. Mary A., an only daughter, accompanied her, and resides with her still. Mrs. Kent taught school, kept boarders, and managed in every way to provide for the future, and now in her declining years has secured a competency. Potter county at the time of her arrival was a wilderness; and she has lived to witness its great growth and development.

History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890

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