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The Book of Kent

In memory of my father, Robert Orion Kent, who lovingly served his country and family all the days of his life. Mark William Kent 2016


Table of Contents Page Birth year 1 2 3 4 5 6 24 25 29 34 42 44 47 55 58 63 65 67 72 74 76 77 81 82 83 85 86 87 88 91 92 94 95 102 103 105 106 107 108 111 115 116 118 119 120 121

1957 1956 1949 1947 1920 1919 1891 1890 1861 1839 1802 1813 1762 1727 1692 1660 1636 1586 1552 1530 1510 1400 1365 1330 1303 1272 1241 1156 1040 1000 1928 1924 1956 1955 1916 1917 1941 1944 1923 1950 1949 1921 1910 1941 1948

Birth Name

Mark William Kent Candice Elizabeth Sanches Barbara Ann Kent Lt. Robert Harold Kent Edna Mae Oliver Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent Violet Mae Crkal Harold Delbert Kent Orien E. Kent Cpl. Adelbert Kent Joseph Kent Leander Kent Pvt. Joseph Kent Pvt. Joshua Kent Joseph Kent III Ens. Joseph Kent II Joseph Kent I Richard Kent Sr. Thomas Kent Richard Kent John Kent Sir Richard Waller John Waller Sir Thomas Waller Sir Thomas Waller Thomas Waller Henry Wallur Hendrik de Waller Alured de Valer de Waller and before Title Page Geraldine Anderson Sgt. David Lee Anderson Michael David Anderson Kathy Jean Anderson James William Kelley Ruth Martha Kent William Raymond Kelley Robert James Kelley Roy Delbert Kent Elizabeth Suzanne Kent Roy Patrick Kent Cora Bell Oliver Clarence Ralph Painter Clarence Earl Painter Jack Lee Painter

Comment ExxonMobil Chemical Engineer Social Worker School System; LCSW Medical Insurance Adjuster Vietnam War; Siemens Electrical Engineer Housewife, Secretary at Timken Office WWII Pacific Naval Aviator; CPA Housewife Ford Motor Company; Purchasing Manager Railroad Engineer for lumber yard Union Civil War Veteran; farmer Hotel Keeper-Eaton Co., Michigan Founder Eaton County, Michigan Founder American Revolution War Veteran French Indian War Veteran Grandson of Mayflower Pilgrim Ensign & Representative Gen. Court Massachusetts Unknown England to Newbury Mass. onboard “John & Mary”; Maltser 10 Children; good life; sent one child to Oxford Maltstser Page dedicated to John Kent’s of 1435, 1485 and 1510 Sherriff of Kent; Knighted after Battle of Agincourt Resident of Groombridge Castle A Barron and resident of Groombridge Castle Left estate in Nottinghamshire purchased Groombridge Castle Lived at estate in Nottinghamshire Page also for Walter de Waller 1260; William de Waller 1187 Page also for Johan de Waller 1125; Alured de Waller 1094 Hero of the Battle of Hastings Normans KENT COUSINS Housewife WWII Tank Commander; Silver Star and Purple Heart Businessman and Owner of Real Estate Company Teacher Work at Ford Motor Company in Tool & Die Housewife CPA Unknown Laborer Paint Factory; Reception Halls Teacher - High and Middle School Ford Motor Company Housewife Construction Construction, Died at age of 31 Construction, Outdoor Engine Repair


Mark William Kent (1957-Living) Kalamo, Mich

Orien E. Kent 1861-1935

Born Canada

Martha A Mclaughlin 1863-1915

Bohemia Austria

Joseph W Crkal 1859-1927

Born Canada

Woodstock Canada

Martha Reid Chambers 1858-1931

Barney F Oliver 1840-1914

Detroit

Born Alabama

Elizabeth Vaughan 1846-1881

James Reed Deceased

Great Grandma Reed Deceased

Detroit

Harold Delbert Kent 1890-1960

Violet Mae Crkal 1891-1982

Albertus Leroy Oliver 1883-1947

Reed City Mich. Graduated Groves HS - 1975 Grad Michigan State – Chem Engr 1979 Worked ExxonMobil BR Refinery 1979-2013 Laboratory Supervisor Electrical & Instrumentation Supervisor Most of career as Process Control Engineer Married Candice Sanches Kent 1/15/1983 Interests: Karate - Black Belt Shotokan, Tennis, Softball, Bowling, Angola Prison Ministry, Parish Prison Ministry, UMC Music and Walk to Emmaus Ministry Retired to Hot Springs Village AR - 2013

Robert Orion Kent 1919-2008

Edna Mae Oliver 1920-Living

Mark William Kent

Naomi Reed 1897-1977

Born Alabama

Born Louisiana

Candice Elizab... Sanches 1956-Living

1957-Living

Adolph Wettlin Treppendahl 1983-Living Grocery Store Owner

Mary Elizabeth Kent 1988-Living Teacher

John Conner Kent 1994-Living Dental Asst.

Joanna Elizabeth Treppendahl 2014-Living

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Candice Elizabeth Sanches (1956-Living)

Robert J Sanches 1854-1902

Sarah Conner 1860-1931

Lucien Joseph Petit 1850-1916

Edward Conner Sanches 1891-1943

Inez Mary Petit 1894-1977

Mathilde Mary Nurdin 1856-1953

Lucius Ajealous Brumfield 1872-1954

Holland Elizabeth Blades 1879-1961

Werlein Theodore Brumfield 1902-1965

Robert Lucien Sanches 1929-1991

Thomas Franklin Finch 1850-1934

Amanda Jane Holden 1870-1929

Emma Elizabeth Finch 1898 -1983

JoAnn Brumfield 1931-Living

Mark William

Kent Graduated Istrouma HS - 1974 1957-Living Grad LSU State – BA Sociology 1977 Grad LSU State – MSW Social Work 1980 East BR School System (SW) 1980-1984 Grad LSU State – BS Elem Education 1986 Teacher Baton Rouge N. Highland Elem 86/87 Teacher Baton Rouge Ryan Elem 87/88 East BR School System (SW) 1989-2013 Very active in her children’s schooling Retired to Hot Springs Village Ar - 2013

Candice Elizabeth Sanches 1956-Living

Adolph Wettlin Treppendahl 1983-Living Store Owner

Mary Elizabeth Kent 1988-Living Teacher

John Conner Kent 1994-Living Dental Asst.

Joanna Elizabeth Treppendahl 2014-Living

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Barbara Ann Kent (1949-Living) Kalamo, Mich

Orien E. Kent 1861-1935

Born Canada

Martha A Mclaughlin 1863-1915

Bohemia Austria

Joseph W Crkal 1859-1927

Born Canada

Martha Reid Chambers 1858-1931

Woodstock Canada

Barney F Oliver 1840-1914

Detroit

Born Alabama

Elizabeth Vaughan 1846-1881

James Reed Deceased

Albertus Leroy Oliver 1883-1947

Naomi Reed 1897-1977

Great Grandma Reed Deceased

Detroit Cedar Township Mich.

Harold Delbert Kent 1890-1960

Violet Mae Crkal 1891-1982

Graduated Cooley High School – 1967 Married Dennis Martin, July 20, 1968 Met Norman Beaubien January, 1985 1988 Schoolcraft College 2 yr degree in accounting Work: School Bus Driver 3 years Quentin P Hamilton 10 years Maxicare Insurance – Left 1989 Carechoices Insurance Trinity Insurance (26 years) Dennis Robert Martin Retired Trinty 2015 1950-Living Joy Indurstries - 2015 Moved to Howell Michigan 1998 Interests: Horses, cows, llama, chickens, sheep, pigs, 4 wheelers, farm work, and grandchildren!

Gary Robert Martin 1969-Living Sales Manager Pools/Fireplace

Montanna Nicole Martin 1996-Living

Trevor Robert Martin 1998-Living

Chole Grace Martin 2003-Living

Robert Orion Kent 1919-2008

Edna Mae Oliver 1920-Living

Barbara Ann Kent

Born Louisiana

Norman David Beaubien 1946-Living

1949-Living

Laura Marie Korinek 1971-Living

Ethan Gregory Martin 2006-Living

James Matthew Barko 1980-Living Carpenter Forman

Brooke Barko 2007-Living

Laura Diane Martin 1977-Living Nurse

Jack Barko 2005-Living

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Lt. Robert Harold Kent (1947-Living) Kalamo, Mich

Born Canada

Orien E. Kent 1861-1935

Martha A Mclaughlin 1863-1915

Cedar Township Mich.

Bohemia Austria

Joseph W Crkal 1859-1927

Born Canada

Martha Reid Chambers 1858-1931

Born Canada

Barney F Oliver 1840-1914

Detroit

Born Alabama

Elizabeth Vaughan 1846-1881

James Reed Deceased

Albertus Leroy Oliver 1883-1947

Naomi Reed 1897-1977

Great Grandma Reed Deceased

Detroit Harold Delbert Kent 1890-1960

Violet Mae Crkal 1891-1982

Graduated Cooley High School - 1965 Grad Univ of Michigan – Elect Eng 1970 US Naval Reserve 1965-1970 ROTC Vietnam War Veteran 1970-1974 USN Served Vietnam Aboard: DE 1053 USS Roark (Destroyer Escort) LPH 2 USS Iwo Jima (Amphibious Assault Ship -Helicopter) Positions: Main Propulsion & Fire fighting Officer Westinghouse Field Engineer 1975-85 Siemens Field Engineer 1985-93 Eaton 1994-2012 Retired to Old Hickory, TN – 2015 Interests: Painting, Old Oil Lamps Fishing, Old Railroad Toys, Grandchildren

Robert Orion Kent 1919-2008

Robert Harold Kent

Karlee Morgan Kent 2000-Living

Anne Kathy Davis 1952-Living

1947-Living

Sgt. Robert Daniel Michelle Leanne Kent Morgan 1970-Living 1974-Living Desert Storm Veteran Health Care Union Pacific Railroad Manager Manager

Reillly Ashton Kent 1999-Living

Edna Mae Oliver 1920-Living

Born Louisiana

Sydney Peyton Kent 2004-Living

Dan Cowan Johnson 1976-Living Pharmacist

Tamara Nicole Kent 1974-Living

Abigail Elizabeth Johnson 2008-Living

William Bennett Johnson 2010-Living

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Edna Mae Oliver (1920-Living)

Born Canada

Vermont

CIVIL WAR 8th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery

Leonard Oliver 1803-1884

Mary Elizabeth Persons 1810-1894

Hiram A. Vaughan 1824-Deceased

Born Canada

Detroit

Barney F Oliver 1840-1914

Elizabeth Vaughan 1846-1881

New York

Almira Lemenauer 1825-Deceased

Alabama

Deerfield Mich. Banks, Alabama

Albertus Leroy Oliver 1873-1947

1920 Born 7/25/1920 Shreveport, La. 1930 Lived in Oxford, Mich. 1940 Live in Rochester Mich. 1940 Worked for Dr. Woodruff servant 1942 Worked Secretary at Timken Office 1946 Married Robert Kent in Det. Mich. 1951 Moved to Abington St., Det. Mich 1967 Moved to Elizabeth St., Birm. Mich 1981 Retired to Pine Knoll Shores, NC. 2003 Moved to Baton Rouge, La. 2013 Moved to Hot Springs, Ar.

Robert Harold Kent 1947-Living

James Reed Deceased

Great Grandma Reed Deceased

Mark William Kent 1957-Living

Candice Elizab... Sanches 1956-Living

Naomi Reed 1897-1977

Detroit

Robert Orion Kent 1919-2008

Edna Mae Oliver

1920-Living

Shreveport, La.

Anne Kathy Davis Living

Dennis Robert Martin 1950-Living

Barbara Ann Kent 1949-Living

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) Mich 7th Calvary Battle of Gettysburg

Adelbert Kent 1839-1923

New York

Born Ireland

Emerett Parr 1841-1903

William Mc Laughlin 1833-Deceased

Kalamo Mich

Born Canada

Margaret Mc Laughlin 1835-Deceased

Canada Orien E. Kent 1861-1935

Martha A Mclaughlin 1863-1915

World War II, Pacific Theater, Naval Aviator, Flight Division Leader. Final Rank- Commander US Navy Date of entry to US Navy 5/31/41 Date of Active Release 12/23/45 to Reserves (left as Lt. Commander)

Bohemia, Austria

Mary Crkal 1839-Deceased

Cedar Township Mich.

Bohemia Austria Detroit

Born Ireland

Canada

Robert Elizabeth Chambers Reed 1816-Deceased 1816-Deceased

Prescott Ontario Canada Joseph W Crkal 1859-1927

Martha Reid Chambers 1858-1931

Violet M. Crkal 1891-1982

Harold Delbert Kent 1890-1960

Shreveport, La.

Medals: Distinguished Flying Cross - Pacific Theatre 4 stars; 7 Air Medals; Victory Medal; 5th Fleet Unit Citation; Philippine Liberation 1 star Pre-Pearl Harbor American Theatre Main Service Vessels: VC-84 Squadron attached to Escort Carrier CVE-93 USS Makin Island

Robert Orion Kent

Edna Mae Oliver 1920-Living

1919-2008

Detroit

Robert Harold Kent 1947-Living

Anne Kathy Davis Living

Dennis Robert Martin 1950-Living

Barbara Ann Kent 1949-Living

Mark William Kent 1957-Living

Candice Elizab... Sanches 1956-Living

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) Robert Orion Kent was born on September 28, 1919, the year in which WWI ended and Woodrow Wilson was president. That year 185,440 people died in the third wave of the Flu Pandemic and Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity was confirmed when the Royal Astronomical Society saw the predicted effect during a solar eclipse. He was born to Harold Delbert Kent (English descent) and Violet Mae Crkal (Bohemian descent) of 642 Clark Ave., Detroit, Michigan. There were a total of 4 siblings and they were, in birth order: Ruth Martha Kent 1917, Robert Orion Kent 1919, Roy D Kent 1923, and Geraldine Kent 1928. Robert’s middle name was given to him as a namesake of his grandfather Orien E. Kent 1861.

Robert and Ruth Kent

Robert Kent

Robert Kent 9th Grade

Second House 12771 Lauder, Det. Mich.

He was a teenager during The Great Depression and was very fortunate to have his father working at the Detroit Ford Motor Plant as a toolmaker, inspector, and purchasing agent. His father personally met Henry Ford but could not even have been called an acquaintance.

Robert as teenager Playing BB at YMCA

Siblings: Ruth, Robert, Roy, and Geraldine

Siblings: Ruth, Robert, Roy, and Geraldine

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) Western High School Senior Picture

He attended Western High School (Cowboys) in Detroit, Michigan where he graduated in the spring of 1938. By this time the family had moved to 12771 Lauder, Detroit, Michigan. During the 1935/36 school year, he was a starter guard on the varsity basketball team and was on the All-City third basketball team. During the 1936/37 student year, he lettered in football and played for the City basketball title. He allowed an average of no less than six field goals per game in the nine games scheduled for the ’36/’37 season. He was also on the all City League that year. In the ‘37/’38 student year he lettered in baseball (first base), basketball (guard), and football (end). Really??? All Three?

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) Gordon Military College

After graduating from Western High School (Detroit Michigan) in January, 1938, he enrolled and obtained an athletic scholarship to Gordon Military (Junior) College in Barnesville, Georgia. He enjoyed chemistry classes but was focused on sports where he was a clear leader. He entered the school as a private and was there in ‘38, ‘39, ‘40 in Company “A”. He played football, basketball and baseball in all three years of his attendance and was listed at 6’0” and weighed 155 lbs. He was the Captain of the basketball team in ’39 and ‘40. He graduated in May,1940 and was promoted to Cadet Corporal.

After graduating from Gordon Military (Junior) College, he attended Wayne State University for his final year in college. The only record I could find was, of course, a basketball picture. I know he liked math and chemistry, although when I quizzed him, he didn’t seem like he retained much!!! He was there for some of the ’40/’41 school year. His diploma cannot be located and may have not graduated due to the war.

But, with World War II (9/1/1939 to 9/2/1945) knocking on the US door and eventual attack at Pearl Harbor (12/7/1941), Robert Kent decided to enlist in the United States Navy.

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) After attending Wayne State University in ~ May, 1941, Robert Kent enlisted on June 2,1941 in Grosse Ile, Michigan and trained at the United States Naval Air Station (USNA) at Corpus Christi, Texas. He trained there from 1941 to April, 1942. On the date of Pearl Harbor attack (December 7, 1941) he was headed home on a train to visit his parents. He never made it home, turned around and went back to the base. He was not pictured in the “Slipstream� Yearbook of 1941. The comment made in the book was that he graduated in Class 9-A. In the rush of flight training a number of cadets were discharged before having their photographs taken. Keep in mind that the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941 and FDR called for war on Japan on December 8, 1941.

Flight line from Grosse Island in June 1941

Ensign Robert Kent in Corpus Christi, Texas at the Dragon Grill

After completing his training at the USNA, he received his wings March 14, 1942 and was promoted in May 27, 1942 from Cadet to Ensign United States Navel Reserve. He stood out as a Naval Aviator and was assigned as an instructor for new cadets at Corpus Christi which occurred between June, 1942 and December, 1943. Most all of his classmates and instructors were sent to Pacific and Atlantic to fight in the war. Many of his peers in his graduating class were killed as the most experienced Japanese pilots were fighting at this time. When Robert Kent finally entered the Pacific Theater he had more flying hours than most entering the war. Before engaging the Japanese, as described in his Aviators Flight Log Book, from October, 1941 through July, 1944, he amassed some 1775 hours of flight experience

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) One of the more interesting stories that occurred at Corpus Christi, Texas was relayed by cousin William Kelley and verified by our aunts and uncles. Apparently, Robert Kent was selected at random by drawing (?) to go out on a date with the then most popular movie star and pin-up girl, Rita Hayworth. He was not impressed with the date so much due to all the fanfare and photographs (which I have not been able to find). Probably a smart man like Robert Kent knew to destroy any evidence before eventually meeting Edna Kent after the war. The following are some photos of Rita to jog your memory. The first picture is from her visit to the Naval Air Base at Corpus Christi

Robert Kent was assigned to the (Wildcat) VC-84 Composite Flight Squadron in February,1944 based out of San Diego, California. In July, 1944 the VC-84 Flight Squadron was attached to the Escort Carrier USS Makin Island (CVE-93). Additionally, in July 1944 Robert Kent was promoted to Lieutenant. From July to October 1944 the Squadron trained out of San Diego preparing for combat. According to Robert Kent’s flight logs, he practiced in catapulting, escorting, strafing, and firing rockets. On October 16, 1944 the USS Makin Island sailed for Ulithi, via Pearl Harbor and Eniwetok, arriving November 5, 1944. On November 10, the ship got underway for Leyte, protecting convoys in transit to the invasion beachhead. Extensive air operations were conducted but no enemy resistance was encountered. On November 22, the USS Makin sailed to Manus for the forthcoming invasion of Luzon.

USS Makin Island underway near Leyte, November 1944

Robert Kent’s VC-84 Leather Patch

Wildcat Catapult off of USS Makin Island

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) The USS Makin Island left Manus December 27 to rendezvous with the invasion force in Surigao Strait, Leyte. Sailing for Lingayen Gulf (Philippine Islands) January 3, 1945, the carrier was subjected to fierce, almost continuous enemy air attack during the passage to the assault beaches. Though sister carrier Ommaney Bay (CVE 79) was sunk January 5, 1945 and a number of other ships damaged, MAKIN ISLAND arrived unscathed January 6. For the next 11 days she remained off the beachhead flying air support for the amphibious operation. During this period, Robert Kent’s flight log indicated he had rocket hits to two Japanese Zeros, strafed and rocketed small shipping, chased and damaged a Japanese Oscar (see plane below), strafed and rocketed trenches, destroyed Anti Aircraft positions, and dropped messages on enemy positions. Note on the bottom of January flight log indicated “scored” total of seven Zekes (Japanese Zeros), one Lily (Army Type 99 Twinengined Light Bomber), one Nick (Army Type 2 Two-seat Fighter, and one Judy (Navy Type 2 Carrier Reconnaissance Plane). There is also documentation that he lead his division on an attack of two Japanese destroyers off Luzon. (See later write-up on First Air Medal.) On January 5, he had propeller problems and had to emergency land on Lingayen Airstrip that was recently wrested from the Japanese. When he returned to the ship he carried a package containing five fresh eggs given to him by the islanders. Robert Kent was quite anxious when the captain of the ship called him to his cabin. He had him sit down and asked how he was doing. Next he brought up the package from the island at which point Robert Kent gladly offered him two eggs!

FM-2 Wildcat code 2 of VC-84 on the flight deck of the escort carrier USS Makin Island CVE-93 invasion of Luzon in the Philippines, 8 January 1945

Message Drop saved by Robert Kent

Mitsubishi A6M Zero

Japanese Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar

The Battle of Leyte Gulf, formerly known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea, is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II and, by some criteria, possibly the largest naval battle in history. It was fought in waters of the Leyte Gulf, near the Philippine islands of Leyte, Samar, and Luzon between combined American and Australian forces and the Imperial Japanese Navy. United States troops invaded the island of Leyte as part of a strategy aimed at isolating Japan from the countries it had occupied in Southeast Asia, and in particular depriving its forces and industry of vital oil supplies. The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) mobilized nearly all of its remaining major naval vessels in an attempt to defeat the allied invasion but was repulsed by the U.S. Navy 3rd and 7th Fleets. The IJN failed to achieve its objective, suffered very heavy losses, and never sailed to battle in comparable force thereafter. The majority of its surviving heavy ships, deprived of fuel, remained at their bases for the rest of the Pacific War. It was the first battle in which Japanese aircraft carried out organized kamikaze attacks. By the time of the battle, Japan had fewer aircraft than the Allied forces had sea vessels, demonstrating the difference in power of the two sides at this point of the war.

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) The USS Makin Island headed next to assist with the invasion of Iwo Jima, arriving February 16, 1945 which was three days prior to “D Day” landing. Her planes made pre-invasion strikes and, after the landings, provided aerial fire support essential to success in the hot action ashore. The carrier group again came under heavy Japanese suicide attacks, but MAKIN ISLAND again was not hit. From February 16 through 21, Robert Kent’s flight log indicated he conducted over 30 hours of strikes over Iwo Jima including rockets, strafing and napalm bombing. He also attacked (strafing and rockets) two antiaircraft positions. Firing rockets

On February 21, 1945 off of Iwo Jima, the Japanese mounted a dusk attack on three US task groups. Bogies could be seen all over the USS Makin Island radar screen. The attack started as a torpedo raid by six to eight Jills (Navy Carrier Attack Bomber). Screen DE’s (Destroyer Escort) knocked off two or three before they launched their torpedoes and all others were scored on immediately after. No torpedo hits were registered. The Saratoga could be seen burning just over the horizon of the USS Makin Island and was disabled by kamikaze hits. Two Japanese kamikazes hit the Bismarck Sea which was the last US Navy aircraft carrier sunk during World War II. The first kamikaze struck on the starboard side, crashing through the hangar deck and striking the ship's magazines. Ten minutes later, when the fire was nearly under control, the second kamikaze plane struck and destroyed the Bismarck.

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) The following is a more detailed account of the Saratoga. The Japanese took advantage of low cloud cover and the Saratoga’s weak escort. Six Japanese planes scored five bomb hits on the carrier in three minutes; three of the aircraft also struck the carrier. Saratoga's flight deck forward was wrecked, her starboard side was holed twice and large fires were started in her hangar deck. She lost 123 of her crew, dead or missing, as well as 192 wounded. Thirty-six of her aircraft were destroyed. Another attack two hours later further damaged her flight deck. Slightly over an hour later, the fires were under control, and Saratoga was able to recover six fighters, one of which was Robert Kent. Holes in deck that Robert Kent had to avoid when landing

Saratoga hanger deck damage

Saratoga hit by two kamikazes, 21 February 1945

Burial at sea crew members of USS Saratoga

Saratoga on fire

Robert Kent was caught in the air after sunset with several carriers still on fire and boogies in the air. At 2000 he was still up in the air. With his gas tank nearly empty he desperately looked for any ship. He later said to his son that any Japanese or American ship would have been fine to land on. He found the USS Saratoga, which was hit by suicide planes and bombs a few hours earlier. The Saratoga’s deck was full of holes but somehow he managed a landing at 2000 hours. One of his flying buddies (Finka) had to ditch his plane in the ocean near Iwo. Robert Kent stayed aboard this ship for 5 days as it headed (22 Knots) for repairs at Einewetok. He told the skipper of the Saratoga that he desperately had to get back to his ship. The skipper said he admired his conviction but what he didn’t know was that all of Robert Kent’s gambling winnings were in his locker aboard the USS Makin Island. These winnings were substantial (partially bought first house from these winnings) and the other shipmates were well aware of his winnings. On February 26, 1945 he deck launched off the stern of the USS Saratoga at Einewetok and went to Saipan, then to Guam, then to Ulithe. He finally ended up back on the USS Makin Island on March 21 heading towards Okinawa.

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) The USS Makin Island departed for Okinawa on March 8, 1945 and arrived on March 25,1945. Robert Kent rejoined the USS Makin on March 21, 1945. The USS Makin Island was the first aircraft carrier to enter the captured Kerama Retto anchorage and provided pre-invasion support. The Battle of Okinawa, code named Operation Iceberg, was a series of battles fought in the Ryukyu Islands, centered on the island of Okinawa, and included the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War during World War II, including the April 1, 1945 invasion of the island of Okinawa itself. The 82-day-long battle lasted from April 1 until June 22, 1945. After a long campaign of island hopping, the Allies were approaching Japan and planned to use Okinawa, a large island only 340 miles away from mainland Japan, as a base for air operations on the planned invasion of the Japanese mainland (code named Operation Downfall).

USS Makin Island (CVE-93) 40-mm twin gun mounts firing during gunnery practice, 21 March 1945, shortly before the ship took part in the Okinawa operation.

USS Makin Island (CVE-93) in the Kerama Retto, Ryukyu Islands, on 27 March 1945. She was the first US aircraft carrier to enter the newly captured anchorage.

The Makin Island remained stationed in Okinawa for 67 days, flying constant fire support, supply, and reconnaissance missions for the ground forces. The ship’s aircraft, from Composite Squadrons VC-84 and VC-91, flew 2,258 combat sorties, recording over 8,000 hours of flying time.

From Robert Kent’s Aviators Flight log: His pre-invasion (Pre “L Day”) flights included: Strafing and rockets on Keram Retta; Flew Cap off Okinawa; rocket and strafe on anti aircraft near Airstrip; rocket and strafe barracks and damaged two Japanese suicide boats. In all, he conducted 36 hours of preinvasion flight activity. Lt Attebury was credited with one Tony (Army Type 3 Fighter) during this time.

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) On Okinawa “L Day,” Robert Kent spent 4.5 hours in the air rocket and strafing trenches. Following that can best be described as 123 flight hours of Island hopping, rocketing, message dropping and strafing. This included the following islands: Okinawa, Kerama Retto, Kerama Retta, Shima, Sakislima Gunto, Saganaw Bay. Targets were: The above islands, Shima town, trenches, anti-aircraft locations, and Nogara air strip Other interesting entries: April 16 - Air coordinated support to Shima landings. April 16 – Big raid by Japanese planes and Tally Ho (saw) 2 Vals (Navy Type 99 Dive Bomber) and TBM downed one of them. Downed by weather April 19 & 24. April 14 – Snafu radio communications. April 8 - Lunoa point TBM downed. April 28 – No flap landing.

Other types of Island hopping

April Okinawa Island attack Old Navy Confidential Photo

Robert Kent flew his last “active war” flight on the last day of April 1945. At that time he had completed six months of active fighting duty. This is the only reason I see him heading home to the states before the war in Okinawa was over. The first atomic bomb landed on Aug 6, 1945. Robert Kent’s Aviators Flight Log Book recorded the following as the last entry for Okinawa. 8 Vals (Navy Type 99 Dive Bomber), 1 Nick (Army Type 2 Two-seat Fighter), 1 Judy (Navy Type 2 Carrier Reconnaissance Plane), and 1 Lily (Army Type 99 Twin-engined Light Bomber). At this time, he amassed 2242 total flight hours.

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) In July, August, and September of 1945 he trained others and flew flights in Seattle and North Bend, Oregon. He got home to his family on Oct 17, 1945.

Robert Kent and the Division Group he lead in WWII Wildcats flying in formation

For the contributions during the war, Robert Kent received the following: Distinguished Flying Cross with 4 Stars (x4) 1) Iwo Jima (2/15 to 3/9/45, 1-12th flights) 2) Iwo Jima 13th – 15th flights) 3) Iwo Jima (2/15 to 3/9/45 16th-20th flights) 4) Okinawa (4/20 to 4/28/45, 40th flight in combat area) 7 Air Medals

1st Air Medal –Lingayen Gulf Philippine Islands, January 2-19, 1945. During this time he served as a leader of a division of fighter planes in support of landing at Lingayen Gulf, Philippine Islands. He flew 23 combat missions. He lead his division on January 5 in strafing and rocket runs to two enemy destroyers in face of anti-aircraft fire from those ships. Direct hits were made on both vessels, in face of anti-aircraft fire from those ships, leaving one ship dead in the water, and the other proceeding at approximately three knots. On Jan 12, Lieutenant Kent, while leading his division on a target combat air patrol, attacked an enemy fighter over the target causing it to smoke before it drew away and disappeared into a cloud formation.

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) 7 Air Medals (x7) 2) 2nd - Lingayen Gulf Philippine Islands, Jan 1945, 1-5th flights) 3) 3rd - Lingayen Gulf Philippine Islands, Jan 1945, 6-10th flights) 4) 4th – Philippine Islands and Iwo, 2/15-3/9/45, 11-15th flights) 5) 5th - Okinawa 3/25 to 3/28/1945 25th flight 6) 6th - Okinawa 3/28 to 4/8/1945 30th flight 7) 7th - Okinawa 4/8 to 4/16/1945 35th flight

Victory Medal

5th Fleet Unit Citation Philippine Liberation 1 Star Pre-Pearl Harbor American Theatre

Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon for service aboard USS Makin Island

Lieutenant Robert O. Kent

Roy Kent and Lt. JG Robert Kent in the Navy

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) When he returned home, he was separated from the US Naval Service on December 23, 1945 and transferred to the US Naval Reserve. He was based out of the Naval Air Station in Grosse Ile, Michigan. His last catapult in the reserves was on August 13, 1949 on USS Cabot flying with a F6F Hellcat. His last recorded flight in his flight log was in September,1950 with a Corsair. F6F Hellcat

F6F Hellcat Catapult

Last recorded Flight on FG-1D Corsair in Sept 1950

He was promoted in the US Naval Reserve on December 2, 1948 to a rank of Lieutenant Commander.

He was again promoted to the rank of Commander on June 1, 1957 when he retired from the US Naval Reserve after serving 16 years in the Navy. He could have retired after 20 years with the Navy, but . . .

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) After retiring from the US Naval Reserve, Robert Kent pursued a career in accounting. A college degree was not required to get a CPA but several years experience was required before one could take the CPA exam. He worked in downtown Detroit as an employee in a high rise building until the late 1950’s and early 60’s. He married Edna Mae Oliver, a secretary living on 2530 Second Blvd. in Detroit, Michigan. They were married on September 20, 1946, approximately 9 months after he separated from the US Navy and moved into the Naval Reserve. They honeymooned to Bay City, Michigan.

Initially, for the first five years they lived in a second floor apartment which was somewhere near Lasher and Greenfield Roads. They had their first two children there, Robert Harold Kent on September 14, 1947 and Barbara Anne Kent on January 6, 1949. With Son and Father 1948 on Lauderdale

Robert’s ~2 year old car in front of the apartment in Michigan

With Son and Daughter

They lived there in the apartment until 1951 when they moved to their new house on 12887 Abington, Detroit, Michigan. According to William Kelley and Robert’s children’s accounts, his first house was partially paid for from his gambling winnings including: A $10,000 win of when the USS Makin would first arrive at theater, and poker games played on the weekends at the US Naval Air Station in Grosse Ile, Michigan.

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) Brand New 12887 Abington house in 1951

Older 12887 Abington with garage addition

Robert Kent still in reserves until 1957

Things started to change in 1957. A new unexpected baby (Mark Kent) was coming into the family. Just so happened if you count down backwards from Mark William Kent’s birthday 6/22/1957 you will find a Sept 28th birthday present for Robert Kent. At that time Edna and Bob Kent decided he should leave the reserves so he could spend more time at home with the family. He left the Reserves with just 4 years before he could retire. Slightly after Mark’s birth, his accounting firm moved from downtown Detroit to somewhere near Schoolcraft and Meyers Roads.

Mark Kent’s 1st birthday

Robert O Kent In fighter jacket With Bob and Barb Vacation to see Violet Kent

Life went on for the next several years with Robert O Kent finally becoming a partner in the accounting law firm (Reive, Kent, and Kuhn). In 1967, things started to change again. His son Robert, had gone off to college and was enrolling in ROTC ahead of the Vietnam war. His daughter was married and had moved out. The race riots had started in Detroit and he decided it was time to move his family and business to a suburb of Detroit. He then became the senior partner in the CPA firm of Kent, Kuhn, and Thompson. The firm moved to Southfield and was retained by the City of Southfield as auditors and accountants for the city. He moved to his residence in 1967 to 16180 Elizabeth Street in Beverly Hills, Michigan.

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) He stayed in Beverly Hills, Michigan for the next 15 years as his son Mark W. Kent grew up and went to high school and college. His firm grew slightly larger as they took on more work.

Robert Kent, CPA senior partner 16180 Elizabeth St, Birmingham Mich.

After his youngest son, Mark, graduated from college and went to work, he was able to retire and move to 213 Oakleaf Drive, Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina where he enjoyed playing golf and tennis for many years. He would take trips to see his siblings and go to Florida with his kids. He lived in Pine Knoll Shores for 15 years from January 1982 to August 2003.

213 Oakleaf Dr. Pine Knoll Shores

Bogue Banks Country Club--his favorite place to be

Thanksgiving 1989 Jerry Anderson, Robert Kent, Edna Kent

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Cmdr. Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) Family May ‘99 vacation at Orange Beach, AL Robert O Kent, Edna Kent, Mark Kent, Barbara Martin, Robert H Kent

Brother Roy Kent & Robert Kent May 1998

James W. Kelley and Robert Kent

Older Sister Ruth Kelley and wife Edna Kent

Brother Roy Kent with son Pat & Wife

Younger Sister Jerry Anderson and David Anderson

In August 2003 Robert and Edna Kent moved to Baton Rouge, LA where his son Mark lived. He moved due to his fear of losing his sight. After arriving in Baton Rouge, Mark arranged an operation to remove his cataracts and he once again could see and read. He moved to the “The Haven at Windermere” on YMCA Blvd where he enjoyed going to the YMCA, playing a little golf with his son Mark, and visiting too.

Robert Kent passed away on September 20, 2008 due to a fall and brain trauma as a direct result of losing power during Hurricane Gustav. The Haven lost power to the living units and Robert Kent fell during the night and hit his head in the bathroom. He requested that his ashes be spread in the Gulf of Mexico which his sons Mark and Bob carried out in May, 2009.

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Martha Crkal with Bob, Ruth and Jerry

Violet Mae Crkal (1891-1982)

Violet Crkal

Joseph Crkal (Tobacconist) with Ruth Kent Worked at Scotten-Dillon Tobacco Co. Made Yankee chewing Girl Tobacco

Joseph Crkal Woodmere Cem Det. Mich.

Bohemia, Austria

Born Ireland Prescott, Canada

Anthony Crkal ????-1902

Immigrated Austria Immigrated Canada Robert 1870 . 1885 Chambers

Elizabeth Reed 1816-Deceased 1816-Deceased

Mary Crkal 1839 to 1910+

Violet Crkal Bohemia Austria Cedar Township Mich.

Ontario Canada Joseph W Crkal 1859-1927

Harold Dell Kent 1890-1960

Martha Reid Chambers 1858-1931

Violet Mae Crkal 1891-1982

Detroit

James William Kelley 1916-1990

Ruth Martha Kent 1917-1994

Jerry, Violet, Ruth, Roy, Bill

Robert Orion Kent 1919-2008

Edna Mae Oliver 1920-Living

Violet and Mark in 1963

Roy Delbert Kent 1923-2000

Elizabeth Fulton Alexander 1919-1988

Violet, Harold & Bob Kent

David Lee Anderson 1924-1998

Geraldine Kent 1928-Living

?, Jerry, Ruth, Violet Kent

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Harold Delbert Kent (1890-1960)

Born Connecticut

Joseph Kent 1802-1861

New York

Born Connecticut

Myra Allen 1797-1891

Adelbert Kent 1839-1923

Born New York

Cooper Deceased

Almira Parr 1820-1898

New Kalamo York Mich

Emerett Parr 1841-1903

Retired to Napa, California Born Ireland Born Ireland Immigrate 1840 Immigrate 1854

Born Canada Immigrated 1879

William Mc Laughlin 1832-1901

Margaret M Mc Laughlin 1839-1911

McLaughlin’s buried at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, San Mateo County, California

Harold Retirement in Florida Orien E. Kent 1861-1935

Martha A Mclaughlin 1863-1915

Detroit Mich.

Cedar Township Mich.

Harold Delbert Kent

Violet Mae Crkal 1891-1982

1890-1960

James William Kelley 1916-1990

Ruth Martha Kent 1917-1994

Robert Orion Kent 1919-2008

Edna Mae Oliver 1920-Living

Roy Delbert Kent 1923-2000

Elizabeth Fulton Alexander 1919-1988

David Lee Anderson 1924-1998

Geraldine Kent 1928-Living

1917 Studebaker

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Harold Delbert Kent (1890-1960)

Harold Kent was born in Cedar Township, Michigan on December 5, 1890 to Orien and Martha Kent. He was very athletic when he was younger and held the Michigan state record in long jump in the 1910's. He loved baseball. He loved boxing and actually fought in a professional fight (lightweight) and got knocked out. He was known as "One Fight Harold." He took several college level classes but received no degree. Harold Kent as a baby in 1891

Harold Kent as a young man

Harold and friend Sam

When Harold Kent was 20 years old he was employed by Ford Motor Company as a laborer in auto parts. He used to take the street car to work down Vanier Ave to the Ford Rouge plant. When he was 26 years old, he married Violet Mae Crkal on September 23, 1916. In 1917, he was transferred to Inspection for the Studebaker Corp. During the 1917-1918 WWI draft registration, he was listed as living at 642 Clark Ave. At age 30, he lived with his father-in-law Joseph Crkal, mother-in-law Martha Crkal, his wife Violet Kent, his daughter Ruth Kent, and his son Robert Kent. No mention of Harold Kent was made in his father’s obituary in 1935.

Interior Rouge Tool & Die works

1913 Assembly Line

Rouge Plant Ford Motor Co. during late 20’s, early 30’s

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Harold Delbert Kent (1890-1960) July 4, 1929 Harold and Jerry Kent

Harold, Bob & Bob 1948

Below is a family picture with Harold and Violet Kent with children Ruth and Robert Kent. Friend Sam and Family. Harold’s sister Lila Kent Fenner with Sheldon Fenner and their children. Circa.1924

Harold Kent was promoted to purchasing agent for Ford Motor Company and eventually lead the department. He always had tickets to Lions or Tigers game because of being a purchasing agent. He also always had free liquor around because of being purchasing agent. Harold Kent was a very outgoing individual who liked to party, drink, smoke, watch sports, and sometimes say things he shouldn't say. He liked to play golf but was known for throwing his clubs when he made a bad shot. He loved watching boxing in the Detroit hay day of boxing during 1930's and 40's. He was a very hard working person and went to bed at 9 pm and the house had to be quiet. In 1932 he bought a new car during The Depression making him the only one on his street to have one. The Golden Handshake 1955 Retirement

1955 Retirement Day Celebration

1955 Retirement

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Harold Delbert Kent (1890-1960)

He wanted to retire and not spend a lot of time watching children, unlike Violet who wanted to be around the grandchildren. It was hard convincing her to retire to Florida but she eventually grew to enjoy it there. He enjoyed about five years of retirement in Florida before passing. He liked relaxing to a scotch neat drink with a bunch of walnuts to crack open next to him. Harold and Violet Kent and Robert Kent Family

Harold 1957 Florida

Harold and Violet picking fruit in FLA

Harold Delbert Kent passed on Oct 14, 1960 in Florida. His body was moved to Detroit, Mich. and buried at Woodmere Cemetery. Violet Mae Kent stayed in Florida with her daughter Ruth and Jim Kelley enjoying her remaining days. Violet went to visit her grandson William Kelley in California and became sick and passed. Her body was moved back to Florida and buried at the Boca Raton Cemetery near Ruth and Jim Kelley’s final resting place. Harold Kent buried at Woodmere Cemetery Detroit, Mich

Violet Kent buried at Boca Raton Cemetery Palm Beach, Fla.

Daughter Ruth Kent Kelley buried at Boca Raton Cemetery Palm Beach, Fla.

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Orien E. Kent (1861-1935)

ENGLISH NOBILITY & KINGS Edward I Longshanks, King of England 1300; Henry III Planetagenent, King of England 1260

Both Born in Stafford Connecticut

Joseph Kent 1762-1849

Esther Tupper 1771-1839

Both Born in New York

Connecticut

Joseph Kent 1802-1861

Both Born in New York

Myra Allen 1797-1891

Adelbert Kent 1839-1923

Almira Parr 1820-1898

Emerett Parr 1842-1903

Born Canada

Kalamo Mich.

Charlotte Royal Mcintyre 1868-1958

Cooper Deceased

Susan Underwood 1789-Deceased

Orien E. Kent

Martha A Mclaughlin 1863-1915

1861-1935

Harold Delbert Kent 1890-1960

Violet M. Crkal 1891-1982

Roy Kent 1894-1896

Ray Lee Kent 1894-1969

Worked for Consumer’s Power Quiet, reserved Catcher Bad eyesight

Ora Viola Peterson 1901-1985

Sheldon Victor Fenner 1891-1985

Lila Gertrude Kent 1900-Deceased

Nurse

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Orien E. Kent (1861-1935)

Orien E. Kent was also known as “Orion” and, in fact, there were many more references made to “Orion” such as his marriage registration, death certificate, and several US censuses. However, no birth certificate could be found and family verbal history commonly noted his name as having the spelling of “Orien.” In his lineage, one of his descendants had Orion as their middle name in honor of him. This descendant was his grandson Robert Orion Kent (1919-2008) whose given middle name was definitely spelled “Orion.” Orien Kent was born to Emerett Parr and Adelbert on May 24, 1861 at Adelbert’s father’s home in Kalamo, Michigan. His farther Adelbert left for the Civil War when Orien was one year old and did not return until he was five years old. He grew up with five sibilings in Green, Mecosta County, Michigan. In the 1880 Census at 19 years old, he was shown as a farmer with his father Adelbert in MeCosta, Michigan. On November 19, 1882 at age of 21 he married Martha A. McLaughlin in Le Roy, Michigan. Martha A McLaughlin was born Dec. 6, 1861 in McKillop, North Huron, Ontario Canada to father William McLaughlin (b. 1833 from Ireland ) and mother Margaret McLaughlin (b.1836 from Canada but of Irish descent). The McLaughlin family latter moved to Seattle and then Napa, California.

William McLaughlin and Martha McLaughlin parents of Martha A McLaughlin Kent

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Orien E. Kent (1861-1935) Orien E. Kent and wife Martha A McLaughlin Kent later moved to Cedar Township in Osceola, Michigan. They had their first child, Harold Delbert Kent, on December 5 1890. Orien Kent

Orien Kent’s first child Harold Kent as a baby in 1891

Harold and his mother Martha A McLaughlin Kent

Later in 1894, they had a son Roy Kent who eventually died at the young age of two years old, They had two more children, Ray Lee Kent (b. 1894, Cedar Township) and Lila Gertrude Kent (b.1900, Le Roy, Mich). Daughter Lila Gertrude Kent

Son Ray Lee Kent and family

During his early adult years, Orien Kent and family lived in Cedar Township and Le Roy Township while he worked as an Engineer for the William Horner Lumber Co. He was also a member of the Reed City Masonic Lodge. The 1900 Census shows him as Engineer (RR) but it is believed that he was associated with the lumber company and supplying product to the Railroad. Page 31


Orien E. Kent (1861-1935) Orien Kent worked as an Engineer for the William Horner Lumber Co.

The “present-day” hardwood floor industry began when William "Sam" Horner ran out of pine resources for his planing mill in Reed City, Mich., in 1891 and converted the existing mill to the manufacture of hardwood flooring — becoming, the company claims, the first mass-producer of hardwood flooring. Until that time, hardwood floors were a luxury created by hand.

Wood mill next to Railroad Station

On August 11, 1915, Martha A McLaughin Kent passed at age 54. Their children were then ages 25, 21, and 15. Their daughter, Lila, later married at age 18 to Sheldon Victor Fenner.

Martha’s Headstone Woodlawn Cemetery Reed City, MI 12 miles from Le Roy

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Orien E. Kent (1861-1935) On June 6,1916, Orien E. Kent, at age 54, married Lottie (Charlotte) McIntyre (from Canada originally). This was also Charlette’s second marriage. Her maiden name was Charlotte Royal. The couple moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan and lived at 1138 Grandville Ave. Orien worked for the next 15 years at the Nichols & Cox Lumber Company on Godfrey Ave. He lived with Charlotte’s son and his wife from her previous marriage, (Howard and Lillian) McIntyre.

1138 Grandville Ave. Grand Rapids Last residence of Orien Kent

On December 23, 1935, Orien E. Kent died from a cerebral hemorrhage at his home. Funeral service was in Grand Rapids and the burial was at Reed City next to his first wife. At the time of his burial, the nation was in the middle of The Great Depression, accounting for his small headstone. Believed to be Orien Kent’s Headstone Woodlawn Cemetery Reed City

Charlotte Kent McIntyre Woodlawn Cem, McIntyre section

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Corpl. Adelbert Kent (1839-1923) Civil War Veteran Battle of Gettysburg Veteran

When Adelbert Kent turned 21 years of age, he married Emerett Parr on April 11, 1860. During the 1860 Eaton Michigan census, Adelbert, his wife Emerett Parr Kent, and her mother Almira Parr, were shown as living in Joseph’s home in Kalamo, Eaton, Michigan. Both Emerett and Almira Parr used their maiden name of “Parr” instead of using Almira’s husband’s last name of Cooper. Emerett and Adelbert had their first child Orien E. Kent in May of 1861. The civil war officially began on January 1861 with the South seceding immediately after Abraham Lincoln was elected President. Adelbert voluntarily enlisted during the winter of 1862. The Civil War Military Draft Act was passed March 23, 1863 requiring every male between the age of 25 and 45 to serve. Only through the payment of $300 or finding a substitute could one avoid the draft. This caused the slogan “Rich man’s war, poor man’s fight.” Adelbert Kent was 23 years old when he enlisted in Kalamo Michigan on November 1, 1862 as a private in the Union Army. Twelve days later, he was mustered into “D” company of the Michigan 7th Cavalry Army. Company “D” was comprised of men from Eaton County. The Seventh was organized at Grand Rapids in December 1862, leaving Michigan in February, 1863, as a regiment of ten Companies eventually adding two more companies making it a full regiment of 1094 men. SEE DETAILS OF ALDELBERT KENT AT: http://www.fadedfootsteps.com/veteran/corporaladelbert-kent-company-d-7th-michigan-cavalry-us-union-army by Alan Teelander

The Michigan Cavalry Brigade was created on December 12, 1862, at Washington, D.C.. It originally consisted of the 5th, 6th and 7th Michigan Cavalry regiments, under the command of General Joseph T. Copeland. During the early part of the 1863, the Michigan Cavalry Brigade was added to the brigade in central Maryland as part of a major reorganization of the Army of Potomac’s Cavalry Corps by its commander, Alfred Pleasonton.

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Corpl. Adelbert Kent (1839-1923) The new larger brigade was then assigned to the newly promoted Custer who assumed command near Westminster, Maryland in June, 1863. They marched through Maryland and eventually ended at the location of the Battle of Gettysburg. During the three day battle, the Michigan Brigade was continually fighting and eventually it cumulated into one of the hardest Cavalry fights of the Civil War in opposing General J. E. B. Stuart’s division of Cavalry, which was of a numerically superior force. J. E. B. Stuart attempted to turn the right flank of the Union army at that critical hour of conflict but the field was held from 8 am to 7 pm. Custer's cry of "Come on, you Wolverines!" became the rallying cry of the brigade. Eventually, with the assistance of the entire brigade, the confederates were driven back and victory was won with great loss. The Michigan Brigade had more prisoners and deaths than any other Brigade at Gettysburg and was considered very brave on the battlefield and hence became known as “Custer’s Michigan Brigade.” Over 229 men of the Michigan Brigade were killed or missing. One of them was Adelbert Kent who was wounded and taken as prisoner during the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863 and PAROLED. George Armstrong Custer with Confederate prisoner

Lacking a means for dealing with large numbers of captured prisoners early in the American Civil War, the Union and Confederate governments both relied on the traditional European system of PAROLE and exchange of prisoners. A prisoner who was on parole promised not to fight again until his name was "exchanged" for a similar man on the other side. Then both of them could rejoin their units. While awaiting exchange, prisoners were briefly confined to permanent camps. The exchange system broke down in 1863 when the Confederacy refused to treat captured black prisoners as equal to white men. Adelbert Kent was not held POW for long (possibly because he was injured) as the PAROLE system soon broke down, In fact, during the Battle of Gettysburg, 83 men were take prisoner from the Seventh Michigan of whom 53 died in the confederate prison camp of Andersonville.

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Corpl. Adelbert Kent (1839-1923) Following General Lee’s surrender, the regiment marched with the cavalry corps to Petersburg where it remained a short time and then it was sent into North Carolina, from where it was soon ordered to Washington, D. C. It participated in the review of the army of the Potomac (shown below) on May 23, 1865 and soon after, in company with the Michigan Cavalry Brigade, proceeded west, via the Baltimore and Ohio railroads and the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, to St. Louis, Missouri where it took steamers on to Leavenworth, Kansas.

At Leavenworth, the regiment learned that its destination was Colorado, where it was to operate against hostile Indians who were causing trouble along the various lines of travel. There was much dissatisfaction expressed. The regiment marched across the plains and reached Camp Collins, seventy miles west of Denver, at the base of the mountains, July 26 1865, having traveled 700 miles since leaving Leavenworth. It was immediately assigned to duty along the overland stage route, which was greatly occupied with Indians. During this period, Adelbert Kent was promoted to Corporal on September 21, 1865. The 7th continued guarding United States mails, and giving protection to immigrants until November 1, 1865.

Camp Collins Colorado, 1865

Soldiers in front of Headquarters, Camp Collins Colorado, 1865

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Corpl. Adelbert Kent (1839-1923)

On November 1, 1865, an order was received to transfer all the men whose term of service extended beyond March 1, 1866, to the First Michigan Cavalry, and then report to Denver to be mustered out of service. From Denver the regiment was ordered to Fort Leavenworth. All its horses were ordered to be turned over to the Quartermaster’s Department at Denver, and the command was left to march on foot over the plains or make its way to Leavenworth as best it could. It was a harsh and unreasonable proceeding of the government, and the men justly complained of their treatment. A statement was made to General Upton commanding that department, but he declined to make any arrangements for transportation. The men, however, were finally granted permission to hire their passage in mule trains, returning to the east, and most of them availed themselves to this means, paying twenty-five dollars each, for the privilege of riding in a heavy wagon. The journey was made in twenty-six days, and on arriving at Leavenworth, the command was mustered out and ordered to Michigan. Adelbert Kent was mustered out on 12/15/1865 at Fort Leavenworth, KS. The regiment arrived at Jackson on December 20,1865 and was paid and disbanded six days later which was one day after Christmas. After his service ended, Adelbert Kent at age 26 returned to Eaton Michigan and reunited with his wife Emerett and son Orien Kent who was now five years old. He continued with his profession of farming and raised a family of six children. After the Civil War, his children’s birth dates ranged from 1867 to 1883. This corresponded with him having newborns between age 28 to 44. In the 1880 census, he is shown at a new residence in Green, Mecosta County, Michigan. And again in the 1900 census, he is shown at another residence in Lincoln township, Osceola Co, Michigan. His wife Emerett Parr Kent died in 1903 when he was 64 years old and buried in Bethel Cemetery in Osceola, Mich. In the latter part of his life, and during the 1920 Census, he lived with his son-in-law Earl O. Slaybaugh and daughter Ethel Kent Slaybaugh in Battle Creek, Michigan. Adelbert Kent passed away on November 23, 1923. He is buried at Grand Rapid Veterans Cemetery.

Corporal Adelbert Kent’s Head stone at Veterans Cemetery Grand Rapids, Michigan

Emerett Wife of A. Kent Dec 19,1841 Aug 29, 1903 Mother

Bethel Cemetery, Osceola, Michigan Page 40


Corpl. Adelbert Kent (1839-1923) From the monument on the East Cavalry Battlefield at Gettysburg:

The Gettysburg Monument marks the field where the Michigan Cavalry Brigade, under its leader General George A. Custer, rendered signal and distinguished service in assisting to defeat the further advance of a numerically superior force. This force was under Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart, which in conjunction with Pickett’s Charge upon the centre, attempted to turn the right flank of the Union Army at the critical hour of conflict on July 3, 1863. Field held from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. 1st Mich. - killed 10 men, wounded 6 officers, missing 20 men. 5th Mich.; killed 1 officer and 7 men, wounded 1 officer and 29 men, missing 18 men. 6th Mich.; killed 1 man, wounded 2 officers and 24 men, missing 1 man. 7th Mich.; killed 13 men, wounded 4 officers and 44 men, missing 39 men. Total casualties 257.

Gettysburg Michigan Cavalry Brigaded Monument dedication

GENERAL GEORGE CUSTER DEATH and ADELBERT KENT In Little Big Horn, the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne was one of the Indians’ last armed efforts to preserve their way of life. On June 25-26, 1876, 263 soldiers, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, died fighting several thousand Lakota, and Cheyenne warriors. ADELBERT KENT was not killed at Little Big Horn because he was mustered out of Custer's 7th Calvary command on 12/15/1865. After the war, in the 1870 Census Adelbert Kent was shown as a farmer.

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ENGLISH NOBILITY & KINGS

Joseph Kent (1802-1861) First Founder’s of Eaton Mich. Hotel Keeper Eaton County Post Master Swansea Massachusetts

Medfield Massachusetts

Trace To Hanna Swift Fysh then to Henry Dillingham then to Alice Allen then to Thomas Fitzalan on the Family Search database.

ANCESTORS INCLUDE

Both Born in Sandwich Massachusetts

Edward I Longshanks, King of England 1300; Henery III Planetagenent, King of England 1260

Rhode Island Plymouth, Mass

Joseph Kent III 1693-1780

Bethiah Thurston 1695-1743

Jonathan Cross 1706-1797

Joshua Kent 1727-Deceased

Sarah Cross 1731-1776

Lydia Hall 1708-Deceased

Eliakim Tupper 1681-1756

Joanna Fish 1689-1707

William West 1681-1773

Salomon Tupper 1731-1801

Abiah West 1733-1795

Abiah Sprague 1689-1721

Rehoboth Massachusetts Both Born in Stafford Connecticut

Joseph Kent Headstone Hillside Cem. Kalamo, Mich.

Myra Kent Headstone Hillside Cem. Kalamo, Mich. Joseph Kent 1762-1849

Esther Tupper 1771-1839

Born Stafford Connecticut

Born Stafford Connecticut

Myra Allen 1797-1891

Joseph Kent

1802-1861

Married at 18 or before

Couple moved to Sonoma Calif. William Henry Lee 1826-1874

Sophrania Augusta Kent 1832-1874

William Nelson 1827-1904

Harriet E. Kent 1834-1870

Adelbert Kent 1839-1923

Emerett Parr 1841-1903

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Joseph Kent (1802-1861)

The following is partially extracted from the “History of Ingham and Eaton Counties Michigan” by Samuel W. Durant, published in 1880; pages 489, 490, and 492. The ancestors of Joseph Kent were English, and immigrated to the New World at an early date in the history of the English colonies. They settled at Stafford, Conn., where Joseph Kent‘s father was born June 9, 1762, and volunteered in the Continental Army at the age of fifteen. He returned with an honorable discharge to his home and began the peaceful occupation of farming. Later in life, his father married Esther Tupper, her genealogy tracing back to the nobility of England. They lived to rear a large family of 13 children in Stafford, Connecticut. Joseph Kent was born to Joseph and Esther in Stafford, Connecticut, in 1802. He was a middle child of a large family which was raised to help with farming of the land. In his earlier years, he married a young lady named Sophrania, who must have met a tragic death, as he latter named his firstborn child Sophrania. He met his second wife, Myra Allen, while in Connecticut which is shown as her birth location. In approximately 1825, Joseph (at 23 years old) accompanied his parents to Monroe County, N. Y., the party traveling by team 100 miles to Albany and then on a canal to Brockport. Myra Allen and Joseph Kent had all their children in New York as shown by their children’s birth locations from 1832 to 1839. Somewhere between 1839 and 1845, Joseph Kent moved his family to to Kalamo Township, Eaton Co., Michigan. He became the first Postmaster of the Kalamo Post Office which was established around 1845. The mail was brought once per week from Bellevue, which continued to be the head of the route until the completion of the Peninsular Railway to Charlotte. Thereafter, the mail was delivered three times per week. The 1850 Census showed Joseph as a farmer but he was also the Postmaster. His brother, Leander Kent, joined him in Kalamo, Michigan in 1853. Joseph Kent kept hotel at his log house. He later replaced the log house and built a frame upright hotel. In the 1860 census he was shown as an Hotel Keeper. Joseph died in 1861. The hotel burned down, and the frame “National Hotel” was built on the site, in 1876, by H. C. Sanders. . . His wife died 30 years later in 1891 and lived with her youngest son, Adelbert Kent. Reuben Gridley succeeded Joseph Kent as postmaster after he died and held the position during The Civil War of 1861-65. The Kalamo Village plat was laid out on January 8, 1873 by Frank P. Davis and Reuben Gridley, and it was expected that the Mansfield and Coldwater Railway, which was graded through the place, would soon be completed, but the citizens were doomed to disappointment in that respect. Robert Orion Kent told his son Mark that one of his ancestors kept a Hotel in Michigan. Robert O Kent gave his son Mark the tool chest built by this ancestor. Page 43


Leander Kent (1813-1901) “One of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Eaton County�

Swansea Massachusetts

Medfield Massachusetts

Joseph Kent III 1693-1780

Both Born in Sandwich Massachusetts Plymouth, Mass Rhode Island

Bethiah Thurston 1695-1743

Jonathan Cross 1706-1797

Joshua Kent 1727-1809

Sarah Cross 1731-1776

Lydia Hall 1708-Deceased

Eliakim Tupper 1681-1756

Joanna Fish 1689-1707

William West 1681-1773

Salomon Tupper 1731-1801

Abiah West 1733-Deceased

Abiah Sprague 1689-1721

Rehoboth Massachusetts Both Born in Stafford Connecticut

Joseph Kent 1762-1849

Esther Tupper 1771-1839

Leander Kent

Paulina J Brace 1821-1893

1813-1901

Cornelius Augustus Hallenbeck 1839-1910

Henriette E Kent 1848-Deceased

Franklin Babcock 1845-1913

Amelia S Kent 1850-Deceased

Walter L Kent 1857-1875

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Leander Kent (1813-1901) Brother of Joseph Kent (1802)

The following was extracted from the “History of Ingham and Eaton Counties Michigan” by Samuel W. Durant published in 1880 (Page 492) and from the “Portrait and Biographical Album of Barry and Eaton Counties, Mich.” Chicago CHAPMAN BROS. 1891. (Page 735) The family of which Leander Kent is next to the youngest member included thirteen children. He was born in Stafford, Conn., May 14, 1813, and remained at his birthplace until just before he entered his teens. In approximately 1825, he accompanied his parents to Monroe County, N. Y., the party traveling by team one hundred miles to Albany and thence on a canal to Brockport. There was no schoolhouse near their new home in Monroe N.Y., but one was soon built of logs and furnished with slab benches and there the lad did some studying. In his youthful days he had received a common-school education and at its close adopted a course of reading for selfcultivation during his leisure hours. His studious habits and industry soon brought him to the notice of his townsmen. Official positions were to be filled, and the young farmer was soon favored with posts of honor and responsibility, his chief interest being the education of the young. He remained with his parents until he was nineteen years old, although prior to that time he had worked out on a neighboring farm. He learned the carpenter’s trade and worked with his brother until twenty-two, when he took charge of his aged parents and a crippled brother and contributed to their support until they died. He moved to Niagara Co., N.Y. in 1836 , rented land a year, then went to Niagara County and bought forty acres of heavily-timbered land, which he cleared and supplied with various improvements with an unyielding determination to transform his purchase into fields suitable for husbandry. He built a frame house and ample accommodations for stock. Leander Kent married Pauline J. Brace resident of Niagara Co., N. Y., on September, 16, 1846. The union was blestsed by the birth of three children—Etta E., formerly a school teacher and now the wife of Cornelius Hollenbeck, a farmer in Vermontville Township, Eaton County; Amelia S., wife of Frank Babcock, a farmer of Kalamo Township; and Werter L., who died when eighteen years old. Mrs. Kent has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Society since seventeen years of age, a devoted Christian, a faithful wife, and an affectionate mother. Equally with her husband she enjoyed the love of their children, and the confidence and esteem of a large circle of friends.

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Leander Kent (1813-1901)

Mr. Kent remained in the Empire State until the fall of 1853,by which time both of his parents had passed in 1849. Being desirous of conducting the business of farming more extensively and on account of ill health, he determined to change his place of abode. He traveled in a wagon to Buffalo, and then by boat to Detroit and then by rail to Marshall, from which point he continued his journey with a team to Kalamo township, Eaton Co., Mich. He bought 145 acres of timber land, but then sold 50 acres to a nephew. There was scarcely any attempt at improvement upon the property, and he proceeded to clear and develop it, making of it a valuable and productive tract. He found that the asthma from which he had suffered in the East was alleviated by the change of climate, and he was glad to remain in the newer State and aid its citizens in many ways. Mr. Kent had not long resided in Eaton County whern he was called upon to serve his fellow citizens. In the spring of 1854 he was elected Township Treasurer and was retained in the office ten years. The ensuing year he was Township Supervisor and was again elected to that position in 1867 and held it four years consecutively. After a year’s release from it duties he was again called upon for his services.. He wasSchool Director for years and also a member of various committees which were appointed by the people to look after their interests. He was formerly Treasurer of the Grange, and for years held that responsible position among the Masons, and was Treasurer of the Kalamo Pioneer Society. While he was living in the East he was identified with the Sons of Temperance. He was an ardent advocate of temperance principles, but not as a political measure, his influence being cast with the Democrats. He attended county and State conventions and sat upon petit and grand juries. Religiously he was a believer in universal salvation, while his wife is a devout member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Leander Kent was one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Eaton County, with which he has been prominently identified in various ways which he took great pride. He was formerly engaged in agricultural pursuits but in later years enjoyed the rest he so well deserved in a pleasant home surrounded by all the comforts of life. His property consisted of ninety one acres of choice land on section 21 and 22, adjoining the village of Kalamo, for the use of which he sold four acres of his former possessions. The residence built by him in 1880 was surrounded by groves, orchards, and well tilled fields which were watered by Branch Creek and devoted to twofold purpose of raising wheat and stock. A windmill and tank furnished the motive power and reservoir from which water was conveyed to convenient points, and ample barns and sheds provided shelter for crops and stock, the latter of which consisted largely of sheep. Leander Kent passed away on October 2, 1901 and is buried at the Hillside Cemetery in Eaton, Michigan.

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Pvt. Joseph Kent (1762-1849) Private, First Regiment, "Connecticut Line,� Revolutionary War Taunton, Mass.

Ens. Joseph Kent II 1660-1734

Swansea, Mass.

Dorothy Browne 1666-1727

Mass.

John Thurston 1656-1711

Mass.

Mass.

Hannah Carey 1661-1718

Stephen Cross 1681-1759

Conn.

Mass.

Mary Fuller 1681-1726

Isaac Hall 1665-1757

Jonathan Cross 1706-1797

Lydia Hall 1708-Deceased

Conn.

Sarah Ann Read 1672-1758

Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts

Joseph Kent III 1693-1780

Bethiah Thurston 1695-1743

Rehoboth Massachusetts

Mansfield Massachusetts

Joshua Kent 1727-1809

Sarah Cross 1731-1776

Both Born in Stafford Connecticut Esther Tupper 1771-1839

Joseph Kent

1762-1849

Chauncey Kent 1794-1880

Rebecca Grant 1797-1835

Luther Kent 1796-1873

Almon Grant 1800-1883

Phoebe Kent 1797-1840

Orra Kent 1798-1871

Joseph Kent 1802-1861

Sophrania Kent 1806-Deceased

Landon Kent 1808-Deceased

Mary Derby 1813-Deceased

Leander Kent 1813-1901

Paulina J Brace 1821-1893

Laura Kent 1816-Deceased

Myra Allen 1797-1891

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Pvt. Joseph Kent (1762-1849) Private, First Regiment, "Connecticut Line,� Revolutionary War Connecticut Colonial Revolutionary War Flag

Am. Revolution Flag

Taunton, Mass.

Swansea, Mass.

Mass.

Ens. Joseph Kent II 1660-1735

Dorothy Browne 1666-1727

John Thurston 1656-1711

Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts

Joseph Kent III 1692-1771

Bethia Thurston 1695-1736

Mass.

Mass.

Stephen Cross 1681-1759

Hannah Carey 1661-1718

Rehoboth Massachusetts

Mansfield Massachusetts

Joshua Kent 1727-1809

Conn.

Mass.

Mary Fuller 1681-1726

Isaac Hall 1665-1757

Jonathan Cross 1706-1797

Lydia Hall 1708-Deceased

Conn.

Sarah Ann Read 1672-1758

Sarah Cross 1737-1776

Mrs. Indian Joseph 1760-Deceased

Joseph Kent

1762-1849

Joseph married an American Indian in 1871 at about 19 years of age in Hebron, Connecticut. Apparently, the marriage did not last for long.

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Pvt. Joseph Kent (1762-1849) Private, First Regiment, "Connecticut Line,� Revolutionary War

Joseph was born June 10, 1762 in Stafford Connecticut to Joshua and Sarah Cross Kent. At an early age he followed his father's occupation of farming. At the age of 15 years and one month Joseph Kent enlisted in the Continental Army at West Point, New York and served under General George Washington for six years and eight months. (Data from "Portrait and Biographical Album of Barry and Eaton Counties, Eaton Mich. - Page 734). His service dated from July 1777 to January 1784. In July 1777, Joseph was assigned to the "Connecticut Line" as a private in the Fifth Company of the 1st Regiment under Colonel Jedidiah Huntington and Colonel Josiah Starr. Connecticut Call to Arms Colonel Huntington Connecticut Regiment Assignments

During the war his brother John Kent was shot at the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse on June 28, 1778 which was a historic battle between General Washington and General Cornwallis. It was the first time the Continental Army demonstrated its effectiveness after a six month encampment at Valley Forge. Molly Pitcher at Monmouth

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Pvt. Joseph Kent (1762-1849) Private, First Regiment, "Connecticut Line,� Revolutionary War

During the war, Joseph Kent had personally witnessed the hanging of the traitor Maj. John Andre. John Andre was a British officer hanged as a spy for assisting Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender of the West Point fort in New York.

From the Daughters of American Revolution database, nearing the end of his service, Joseph Kent fought under Captin Sills and Col. Issac Sherman who led the 5th Connecticut Regiment (1781) which was the consolidation of the 1st and 8th Connecticut regiments of 1777.

Daughters American Rev files showing Joseph

1780 Revolutionary War Service Pay Certificate Signed by Lieut. Col. Isaac Sherman

Isaac Sherman’s Orderly book 1778

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Pvt. Joseph Kent (1762-1849) Private, First Regiment, "Connecticut Line,” Revolutionary War

After the war, Joseph returned to Stafford Connecticut with an honorable discharge. He continued his profession as a farmer in Connecticut. He married an American Indian soon after he got out of service in 1782, but the marriage did not last. Best research shows her name as Mrs. Indian Joseph. On November 14, 1793 he married Ester Tupper whose genealogy traces back to England nobility. Her heritage was traced back to Hanna Swift Fysh, then to Henry Dillingham, then to Alice Allen,and then to Thomas Fitzalan on the Family Search database. Naming just a few of her ancestors: Edward I Longshanks, King of England 1300; Henery III Planetagenent, King of England 1260; Egbert 1st king of England in 830; King Edmund I, the magnificent of England 930; Robert of France I, King of West France 822; Halfdon III Gudrodsson King of Norway 820; Carol Kierval MacDunghal King of Ireland 880; Ragnar Lothbrok Sigurdsson King of Demark 830; and King Alfred the great of England 890.

Edward I “Longshanks” King of England

Robert I, 1025 Duke of Normandy France

Henry III Plantagenet King of England

William I, the Conqueror King of England 1080 Duke of Normandy

Henry II King of England

Fulk V Count D’Anjou 1140 King of Jerusalem

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Pvt. Joseph Kent (1762-1849) Private, First Regiment, "Connecticut Line,” Revolutionary War

Between 1794 and 1816, Ester and Joseph had a total of 13 children. The number of children is stated in the “History of Ingham and Eaton Counties Michigan,” which did not name them all. Only a few of the children’s names are shown in this research. Additional child names were found in a research into his military pension service.

The following was extracted from the “History of Ingham and Eaton Counties Michigan” by Samuel W. Durant published in 1880 (Page 492) and from the “Portrait and Biographical Album of Barry and Eaton Counties, Mich.” Chicago CHAPMAN BROS. 1891. (Page 735) In 1825 (at 63 years of age) the family moved to Monroe N.Y. The move from Connecticut to Monroe, New York included taking a horse team 100 miles to Albany and then traveling by cannel boat to Brockport and eventually settling on a farm near Clarkson, Monroe, New York. In 1835, his son Leander Kent took charge of both of his aged parents (Joseph and Ester) and his crippled brother. In 1836, Leander and his parents (Joseph at age of 74) moved to Wilson, Niagara County, NY where Joseph passed away at 87 years of age in 1849. This agrees with the NSSAR (Sons of American Revolution) database ancestor #P259210.

He was a member of the Democratic party and of the body of Christian believers known as Restorationists. Christian Restorationism, is the belief that Christianity should be restored along the lines of what is known about the apostolic early church, which restorationists see as the search for a more pure and more ancient form of the religion.

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Pvt. Joseph Kent (1762-1849) Private, First Regiment, "Connecticut Line,” Revolutionary War

American Revolutionary War - Private Joseph Kent of the Connecticut Line

New York Pensioners of 1835, County: Monroe Co., Name: Joseph Kent Rank: Private, Annual Allowance: 96.00 Sums Received: 1,473.32 Description of service: Connecticut line When placed on the pension roll: April 20, 1819 Commencement of pension: April 30, 1818 Age: 71 Transferred from Tolland county, Connecticut. FROM "Record of Service of Connecticut Men" published Hartford 1889. According to this record the Connecticut Line, First Regiment, took the field in spring of 1777 at Peekskill, N. Y., and remained there in Camp until ordered under Gen. McDougall to Washington’s army in Penn., Sept 1777; engaged on the left flank at the Battle of Germantown, Oct 4; wintered at Valley Forge, in Huntington’s Brigade, ‘77-’78; present at Battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778; in camp at White Plains, in Huntington’s second Brigade, until ordered into winter quarters with Connecticut Division at Redding, ‘78-’79; in ‘79 served on east side of Hudson and in repelling Tryon’s invasion; Capt. Selden’s Light Co. detached to Meigs’ Light Regt. And present at storming of Stony Point, July 15, ‘79; wintered at Morristown huts, ‘79-’80 served along the Hudson through ‘80 and wintered at camp “Connecticut Village,” above the Robinson House; consolidated in the new arrangement for ‘81-’83. FROM Revolutionary War Service Records July 1, 1780 -- K, 1, Conn - Col Josiah Starr’s Regiment, 1st arrangement July- Aug 1780 – K, 1, Conn- Col Josiah Starr, Major Christopher Darrow’s Co Sep- Dec 1780 – K, 1, Conn- Col Josiah Starr, Major Abner Prior’s Co

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Pvt. Joseph Kent (1762-1849) Private, First Regiment, "Connecticut Line,� Revolutionary War

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Pvt. Joshua Kent (1727-Deceased) French and Indian War Veteran

Taunton Massachusetts

Joseph Kent 1636-1704

Braintree Massachusetts

Susannah Austin George 1643-1704

Baptist Preacher

Major James Brown 1623-1710

Taunton, Mass.

Mayflower Pilgrim

Lydia Howland 1633-1710

Thomas Thurston 1633-1704

Sarah Thaxter 1635-1678

John Cary 1610-1681

John Thurston 1656-1711

Hannah Carey 1661-1718

Elizabeth Godfrey 1620-1680

Swansea, Mass. Ens. Joseph Kent II 1660-1734

Dorothy Browne 1666-1727

Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts

Bethiah Thurston 1695-1743

Joseph Kent III 1693-1780

Mansfield Massachusetts Rehoboth Massachusetts

Joshua Kent

Sarah Cross 1731-1776

Joshua Kent was listed as fighting in the French and Indian War under Campaign of 1775 3rd Regiment - Col. Elphalet Dyer 7th Company - Capt. Ichabod Phelps Data from Rolls of Connecticut Men of the French and Indian War, 1755-1762, Vol 1. (Campaign of 1755)

1727-1809

Nathan Kent 1759-1778

Simeon Parsons 1764-1840

Susanna Kent 1761-1788

Nathan Kent was listed as fighting in Revolutionary War; Connecticut Under Col. Charles Webb; Capt Ames Walbridge’s Co 2nd Regiment (1777-1780) Enlisted 3 yrs on June 1777 Died Feb 4, 1778

Joseph Kent 1762-1849

Esther Tupper 1771-1839

John Kent 1764-1852

Mary Griswold 1773-1860

Lydia Kent 1770-1770

John Kent is buried at his home in Washington, Massachusetts in the family burial grounds. The Cemetery is known as the Kent or East Cemetery. Grave 1, co-ord. D-8. The inscription on his grave reads as follows: "Another Soldier of the Revolution gone to rest. In memory of John Kent, died Feb. 18 1852, aged 88 years. House and property is now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rostan Term of Service July 1, 1781 to June 30, 1782 in Conn 2nd Reiment At Washington, Feb. 18th, John Kent, aged 86, a Revolutionary Soldier. The Sun, Pittsfield, Mass., Thursday, March 4, 1852, page 3.


Pvt. Joshua Kent (1727-Deceased) French and Indian War Veteran

The Seven Years War (called the French and Indian War in the colonies) lasted from 1756 to 1763, forming a chapter in the imperial struggle between Britain and France called the Second Hundred Years War. In the early 1750s, France’s expansion into the Ohio River valley repeatedly brought it into conflict with the claims of the British colonies, especially Virginia. During 1754 and 1755, the French defeated in quick succession the young George Washington, Gen. Edward Braddock, and Braddock’s successor, Governor William Shirley of Massachusetts. In 1755, Governor Shirley, fearing that the French settlers in Nova Scotia (Acadia) would side with France in any military confrontation, expelled hundreds of them to other British colonies; many of the exiles suffered cruelly. Throughout this period, the British military effort was hampered by lack of interest at home, rivalries among the American colonies, and France’s greater success in winning the support of the Indians. In 1756 the British formally declared war (marking the official beginning of the Seven Years War), but their new commander in America, Lord Loudoun, faced the same problems as his predecessors and met with little success against the French and their Indian allies.

At the peace conference in 1763, the British received Canada from France and Florida from Spain, but permitted France to keep its West Indian sugar islands and gave Louisiana to Spain. The treaty strengthened the American colonies significantly by removing their European rivals to the north and south and opening the Mississippi Valley to westward expansion.

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Pvt. Joshua Kent (1727-Deceased)

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Joseph Kent III (1692-1771) Descendent of Mayflower Pilgrims

John and Mary Voyage

Richard Kent 1586-1654

Commissioner to United Colonies Asst. to the Governor

Swansea Massachusetts

Dorothy Emma Shorte 1590-1677

Peter George 1620-1694

Taunton, Mass.

Braintree, Mass.

Joseph Kent I 1636-1704

Susannah George 1643-1704

Mary Rowning 1604-Deceased

John Abram Browne 1584-1662

Taunton, Mass.

Swansea, Mass.

Mayflower Pilgrim

Dorothy Beauchamp 1584-1674

John Howland 1591-1672

Lieut James Brown 1623-1710

Lydia Howland 1633-1710

Mayflower Pilgrim

Elizabeth Tilley 1607-1687

Mayflower Pilgrim

Dorothy Browne 1666-1727

Ens. Joseph Kent II 1660-1735

Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts

Bethiah Thurston 1695-1736

Joseph Kent III

1692-1771

Died at age 13 Joseph Kent IV 1722-1735

Samuel Kent 1724-1783

Jabez Kent 1732-1805

Hannah Carpenter 1718-1771

Sarah Johnson 1740-1828

Joshua Kent 1727-1809

Nathan Kent 1734-1761

Sarah Cross 1737-1776

Nathaniel Parsons 1726-1803

Joseph Kent V 1737-1756

Benjamin Kent 1739-1821

Died at age 19

Jan 4, 1780, Connecticut 3rd regiment, private

Bethia Kent 1730-1817

Mehitabel Johnson 1739-1827

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Joseph Kent III (1692-1771) Descendent of Mayflower Pilgrims

Joseph Kent (1692-1771) was the first Kent to have a bloodline trace to the Pilgrims that came over on the Mayflower. His mother, Dorothy Browne, has direct maternal lineage to several Pilgrims that sailed on the Mayflower. Dorothy’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Tilley (16071687) and maternal grandfather John Howland (1591-1672) both sailed on the Mayflower and survived to have children. Notice the birthdates. During the sailing of the Mayflower (Sep-Nov, 1620), Elizabeth was about 13 years old and John was 29 years old. Elizabeth Tilley’s parents (John Tilley 1571-1621 and Joan Hurst Carver 1564-1621 also sailed on the Mayflower but died in the hard winter following the landing. Additionally, John Tilley’s brother (Edward Tilley 1588-1621) and sister-in-law (Ann Tilley or Agnes Cooper Tilley 1588-1621) were on the Mayflower. Notice that all of Elizabeth’s parents and uncle/aunt died in the harsh winter following the landing. Edward Tilley, John Tilley and John Howland all signed the Mayflower Compact which some say was the predecessor to the Constitution, but was more a letter to the King saying they would govern the best they could but still be under England’s rule. Memorial to the Tilley and Howland Family

Mayflower Compact signing aboard Mayflower

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Joseph Kent III (1692-1771) Descendant of Mayflower Pilgrims Many of whom died the first winter The group of 102 passengers who crowded aboard the Mayflower for the crossing was not homogenous. Many of the passengers were members of the Leiden congregation, but they were joined by a number of English families or individuals who were hoping to better their life situations, or were seeking financial gain. These two general groups have sometimes been referred to as the "saints" and "strangers". Although the Leiden congregation had sent its strongest members with various skills for establishing the new colony, nearly half of the passengers died the first winter of the "great sickness".

Anyone who arrived in Plymouth on the Mayflower and survived the initial hardships is now considered a Pilgrim with no distinction being made on the basis of their original purposes for making the voyage. Both John Tilley and his brother Edward were involved in the early exploring expeditions of the Cape Cod area in November and December 1620, with both suffering the effects of being ill-clad and wet in freezing temperatures. Edward, and it may be that John also died from the effects of the exploration weather. John Tilley and his wife Joan both died the first winter as did his brother Edward Tilley and wife Ann. The only Tilley surviving from the Mayflower was John’s thirteen-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Tilley. Elizabeth Tilley was Joseph Kent III’s great grandmother. The Mayflower Pilgrims and their fellow travelers were authors of the first true governing document created in a New World colony. The Mayflower Compact is considered to have set the stage for the Constitution of the United States.

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Joseph Kent III (1692-1771) Great Grandson of Mayflower Pilgrim

John Howland (1591-1672) Headstone of John Howland

“John Howland Overboard” by artist Mike Haywood

During the voyage there was a turbulent storm during wihich John Howland fell overboard. He managed to grab a topsail halyard that was trailing in the water and was hauled back aboard safely. There is a painting depicting this called “Howland Overboard” by maritime artist Mike Haywood. http://mayflowerhistory.com/howland/

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Joseph Kent III (1692-1771) Great Grandson of Mayflower Pilgrims

John Howland (1591) and Elizabeth Tilley (1607)

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Block Island, Rhode Island

Joseph Kent II (1660-1735) Ensign and Representative to the General Court

Nether Wallop, England

Thomas Kent 1552-1605

Over Wallop, England

Ellen Pyle 1560-1605

Suffolk, England

John Short 1575-1638

Mary Elizabeth Ashley 1577-1623

Nicholas George 1569-1675

Nether Wallop, England Swansea, Mass.

Ens. Joseph Kent Newman Cemetery Providence Co. Rhode Island

Richard Kent 1586-1654

Dorothy Emma Shorte 1590-1677

Taunton, Mass.

Joseph Kent 1636-1704

Braintree, Mass.

Susannah Austin George 1643-1704

Elizabeth James 1566-Deceased

John Rowning 1581-1640

Braintree, Mass.

England

Peter George 1620-1694

Elizabeth Taylor 1619-Deceased

Mary Norman 1590-1621

Dorothy Brown Kent Newman Cemetery Providence Co. Rhode Island

Swansea, Mass.

Taunton, Mass.

Ens. Joseph Kent II

Dorothy Browne 1666-1727

1660-1735

Joseph Kent III 1693-1780

Bethiah Thurston 1695-1743

Noah Newman 1697-1762

Dorothy Kent 1695-1784

Hezekiah Kent Sr. 1700-1786

Ruth Cooper 1704-Deceased

Peter Bowen 1701-1746

Susannah Kent 1701-1764

General Court

Stephen Fry Deceased

Mary Kent 1703-1735

James Kent I 1707-Deceased

Martha Barstow Read 1716-1786

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Richard Kent Sr. (1586-1684)

John Kent 1510-1580

William Pyle 1500-1529

Elizabeth Wallop 1510-1542

Richard Kent 1530-1609

Elizabeth Lyde 1534-1609

Miss Benger 1500-Deceased

Richard Pyle 1519-1605

Thomas Kent 1552-1605

Phillis Bassett 1538-Deceased

Ellen Pyle 1560-1605

Richard Kent

Dorothy Emma Shorte 1590-1677

1586-1654

Sarah Kent 1610-1636

Joshua I Kent 1600-1664

Joseph Kent 1614-1704

Joshua Kent 1620-1664

Rebecca Kent 1622-1684

Richard Kent 1620-1689

James Kent 1626-1681

Joseph Kent 1636-1704

John Kent 1637-1718

Kent 1639-1641

Sarah Kent 1641-Deceased

Rebecca Kent 1643-Deceased

John Kent 1653-1718

Richard Kent 1654-Deceased

Anna Kent 1628-Deceased

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Richard Kent Sr. (1586-1684) Life In England In 1609 Richard Kent inherited from grandfather, Richard Kent, his house and lands in Wiltshire and Over Wallop Hampshire in England. As the eldest of nine children, he inherited the bulk of his father’s share of his grandfather’s estate. Over Wallop is situated in a peaceful little valley alongside a brook in southern England. It remains this way to date. Richard Kent held property in Over Wallop, and his name can be found on several wills and other documents in Over Wallop prior to his departure in 1634. Other Kents remained in Hampshire and continued to farm land in the Wallops. Some of those fields were farmed by Thomas Kent, and others are bounded by hedgerows that still exist today.

It is believed he is the Richard Kent married Mary Drew, also “of Wallop” on November 19, 1618, in Hampshire County. They had three known daughters, all born in Hampshire County. The first, thought to be named Joanna, was born about 1619; Sarah born about 1620; and ancestor Rebecca. Some researchers say they had two sons, Richard Jr. and James, who both stayed in England. They also believe he had several other daughters, names unknown, who also stayed in England. It is believed that Richard’s wife Mary died in England and she is the Mary Kent who was buried at Romsey on March 27, 1631. Romsey is the town where Richard's mother and sister were living at this time. Richard Kent was widowed before his immigration to America. Romsey Abbey

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Richard Kent Sr. (1586-1684) Arriving In America Richard Kent immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts in March 1634 aboard the ship “Mary & John.” He travel aboard the “Mary & John” with his sons, James and Richard, his daughter Mary, and his son’s wife Jane. Replica of “Mary & John”

The second trip of the Mary and John to colonial America began shortly after March 24, 1633/4, in London. The master was Robert Sayres (or Sayers).

Model of “Mary & John”

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Richard Kent Sr. (1586-1684)

First Settlers in Newbury, Massachusetts He took the Freeman's Oath on March 26, 1633 and was made a freeman on March 4, 1634. In May of 1635, he moved to Newbury, Massachusetts where he resided on what became known as Kent Street. He moved there and worked with others from Wiltshire, England in organizing a company for the purpose of stock-raising at a time when the prices for cattle, horses and sheep were at their highest. This establishment was on the river Quascacunquen, now called the Parker River. The town of Newbury is south of what would become the New Hampshire state line 141 years later. Monument for First Settlers Newbury, Massachusetts

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Richard Kent Sr. (1586-1684) First Settlers in Newbury, Massachusetts

He chosen to be one of seven to manage affairs of Newbury. He was the representative to the Court of Boston in 1650 and was appointed to hear small cases in Newbury for the Court. He was known as Richard Kent, Senior in Newbury to distinguish him from another Richard Kent, a fellow immigrant, known as "Junior.” Richard Kent. Sr. owned lands and was one of the first planters at Salisbury, MA, thought he never lived there. He was a MALTSTER by trade who selected barley from the growing fields for malting. The maltster would then modify the barley, using nature as part of the process , to allow the brewmaster to be able to make beer from it. Richard Kent’s son John and descendants can be traced to the Kents of Fluker and Kentwood, Louisiana. This is where Mark Kent’s (1957) wife Candice Kent (1956) can trace her mother’s (Joann Brumfield) lineage.

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Thomas Kent (1552-1605)

John Kent 1485-1548

Abigail Dudley 1485-Deceased

John Kent 1510-1580

Elizabeth Wallop 1510-1542

Richard Kent 1530-1609

Elizabeth Lyde 1534-1609

Thomas Kent

Ellen Pyle 1560-1605

1552-1605

Phillip Kent 1585-1589

Richard Kent 1586-1654

Dorothy Emma Shorte 1590-1677

Phillis Kent 1588-1588

Thomas Kent 1588-1638

Maturnia -1639

Joan Joanna Kent 1594-1609

David Kent 1596-1612

Brown 1595-Deceased

Martha Kent 1598-1639

Nicholas Easton 1593-1675

Mary Kent 1601-1630

John Kent 1602-1641

Stephen Kent 1603-1670

Kent 1595-Deceased

Elinor Longe 1613-1671

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Thomas Kent (1552-1605) Thomas Kent was born about 1552 to 1562 in Nether Wallop, Hampshire, England ,and was one of at least two children born to Richard Kent and his wife. He married Ellen/Helen Pyle on June 20, 1585, in Over Wallop, Hampshire, England. Over Wallop is just a few miles north of Nether Wallop. They had at least ten children, all born in Over Wallop. The family lived in Over Wallop where Ellen’s family lived. They seem to have had a good life as Thomas educated his son John in Oxford at Brasenose College. His daughter Martha married an Oxford graduate of All Souls’ College and also educated her children at Oxford. Thomas Kent, very ill and knowing he was going to die soon, dictated his nuncupative will on May 24, 1605, in Over Wallop to his son Richard, friends Richard Osgood and Edward Pyle Jr, who was probably his nephew. In it, he calls himself yeoman and requests burial in the Over Wallop Churchyard. He leaves his estate equally to his five sons, naming each one of them. To his three daughters, who he also names, 20 marks apiece to be paid when they become of age, 18 years old. He leaves the rest of his goodes and chattles to Hellen, my well beloved wife, who he made executrix and names his father my loving father Richard Kent of Nether Wallop as overseer. He died shortly afterward and was buried as the “son of Richard Kent Jr” in the cemetery of the Church of St. Andrew's, pictured below. Thomas's will was proved on June 30, 1605. Church at Over Wallop

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Richard Kent (1530-1609)

John Kent 1435-Deceased

John Kent 1485-1548

Abigail Dudley 1485-Deceased

John Kent 1510-1580

Elizabeth Wallop 1510-1542

Richard Kent

Elizabeth Lyde 1534-1609

1530-1609

Thomas Kent 1552-1605

Ellen Pyle 1560-1605

William Turner 1548-Deceased

Johanne Juliane Kent 1552-1662

Edward Kent 1555-Deceased

Elizabeth Chalkley Deceased

Richard Kent 1560-1609

Joan Pyle 1562-1633

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Richard Kent (1530-1609) Richard Kent was born between 1543 and 1545 in Nether Wallop, England, one of the six known children born to Thomas Kent and his wife Christian. He married an unnamed woman in Nether Wallop, who some say was the widow Gearle. They had at least two children born in Nether Wallop – Thomas; and Richard, born about 1570 who married Joan Pyle, the sister of his brother Thomas’ wife. Some researchers believe there was a daughter, name and birth date unknown. Richard's wife died and he married his second wife Elizabeth Lyde. . Richard was the only Kent listed as living in Nether Wallop on the 1586 Hampshire Lay Subsidy document. On September 29, 1595, he gave a deposition in a suit between the Vicars Choral of York against Simon Purdew, William Typper and Margaret Thornborough. During this suit, his age was given as 52. Richard wrote his will on June 13, 1609. His considerable estate was bequeathed to his surviving son, Richard, plus substantial bequests to the eight surviving grandchildren, offspring of his deceased son, Thomas. He also left money to the Cathedral Church of Winchester, the parish church of Nether Wallop, and the poor people of Broughton. But the most controversial bequest in his will is that Richard left “the house and Maulthouse wherein he now dwelleth” to his son-in-law, Thomas Gearle, and ten sheep to each of three Gearle children. Some researches believe Thomas was the husband of an unknown daughter of Richard’s, while others think he was his first wife’s son. It is interesting to note that although he doesn’t mention Gearle’s wife, his supposed daughter’s name, he mentions the three children by name, including the female. In her article on the Kent family printed in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 163, Jane Fletcher Fiske states “This was a substantial legacy, and it is possible that Thomas Gearle’s wife was a deceased daughter of Richard Kent, but she is not named and we think it more likely that Thomas was the son of Richard’s first wife and half-brother to his own children.” Richard Kent died shortly afterward writing his will and was buried in the Church of St. Andrew’s churchyard (pictured) in Nether Wallop on June 23, 1609. His will was proved on November 11, 1609. His second wife Elizabeth survived him. St. Andrew’s Churchyard in Nether Wallop

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John Kent (1435-Deceased) through

John Kent (1510-1580)

Richard Waller ... Kent 1400-1440

Sylvia Margaret Gulby 1397-1439

John Kent 1435-Deceased

John Kent 1485-1548

Abigail Dudley 1485-Deceased

John Kent

Elizabeth Wallop 1510-1542

1510-1580

Richard Kent 1530-1609

Elizabeth Lyde 1534-1609

Gilbert Kent 1538-1618

Gilbert Kent 1542-Deceased

John Kent 1542-1570

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Sir Richard Waller (1400-1440) Sheriff of Kent - 1437

Sir Thomas Waller 1303-1353

Lady Catherine De Clifford 1307-1365

Henry Chalfunt 1310-1365

Sir Thomas Waller 1330-1390

Lady Christina Chalfunt 1334-1400

Thomas Lansdall 1352-1414

John Waller 1365-1420

William Whetenhall 1335-Deceased

Margaret Lansdall 1375-1398

Richard Waller Sheriff of Kent

Sylvia Margaret Gulby 1397-1439

1400-1440

William Waller 1420-Deceased

Anne Falemer Deceased

John Guildford 1420-1506

Alice Waller 1424-1459

Richard Waller 1433-1475

John Kent 1435-Deceased

Thomas Waller 1439-Deceased

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Sir Richard Waller (1400-1440) Sheriff of Kent - 1437 Sir Richard Waller was knighted in the field by King Henry V for capturing Prince Charles. Charles was the Duke of Orleans commanding the French forces at Agincourt, and father of the future King of France. King Henry V 15th Century

Pontefract Castle in the 15th-century, prior to the Duke of Orleans' imprisonment.

Prince Charles Duke of Orleans

The third great English victory over the French in the Hundred Years War was won on October 25, 1415, near the village of Agincourt in northern France. The young King Henry V had recently succeeded to the insecure Lancastrian throne of England. On the advice of his father, Henry IV, he resolved, in the words of Shakespeare, "to busy giddy minds with foreign quarrels" by reviving England's claim to the French throne. Henry's forces landed in Normandy and captured the port of Harfleur. En route to the port of Calais (then held by England), their way was blocked by a great French army.

The French knights, four times as numerous as the English foot soldiers, foolishly dismounted. They advanced in their heavy armor through the deep mud of newly plowed fields. Each of the three times they came on, in a narrow defile between two woods, they were forced back by clouds of arrows released by skilled English archers. More than 5,000 Frenchmen were killed, including many princes and nobles. The English lost only 113 men. This decisive battle, along with Crecy and Poitiers, proved the superiority of the longbow over the crossbow. It hastened the end of the heavily armored knight, the military basis of feudalism. Page 78


Sir Richard Waller (1400-1440) Sheriff of Kent - 1437 Richard Waller fought in the Battle of Agincourt with great courage and audacity. In the course of the battle, he captured one of the French generals, Prince Charles, Duke of Orleans. At the close of the battle, King Henry V, commander of the English forces, found Richard Waller with his captive resting under a walnut tree with Prince Charles' blue shield bearing three gold fleurs-de-lis (the arms of France) hanging from a limb of the walnut tree. Accordingly, Richard Waller was knighted on the spot and allowed to add a new crest to his own coat-of-arms. This new crest consisted of a walnut tree in its natural colors growing out of a green mound, with a blue shield bearing the arms of France, three gold fleurs-de-lis, and a silver bar resting on three silver points.

According to the customs of the times, the Duke of Orleans was entrusted to the care of his captor, Sir Richard Waller, who kept his prisoner, or rather an individual, in "honorable restraint� at Groombridge Castle. Here,the Duke lived 24 years, waiting for the ransom demanded by his captors. In France a struggle was going on over the succession to the throne and there was no hurry to bring another contender back to France. Prince Charles was installed in an apartment with servants and seemed to fit comfortably into the routine of his enforced hosts, the Wallers. The oak paneling that adorned the Duke's apartment is said to be preserved in the present house and is beautifully carved with a frieze and the initials "RW� for Richard Waller. The panel over the fireplace is decorated with the arms of Duke Charles of Orleans.

Groombridge Castle

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Sir Richard Waller (1400-1440) Battle of Agincourt 1415 and the origin of showing the “middle finger”

In 1415, Henry V took his army of around 6,000 men across the English Channel and into southern France. With only one day's rest, the mighty force was haggard and exhausted by the time they reached the flat land between the forest of Agincourt. The French army, consisting of 25,000 troops, 15,000 of which were mounted knights in armor, arrived and on the morning of October 25, the French and British armies were ready to fight. Henry moved his troops slowly up the half-mile wide passage between the two forests of Agincourt. By 11 am, the French commanders were still bickering over tactics and whether or not to charge. All the while, the British were within 400 yards of the French. Now what made the battle of Agincourt so interesting was the introduction of the Welsh long bow. This weapon could dismount a rider at 300 yards and with top notch arrows, could pierce armor at close range. The French King had heard of the longbow and smugly claimed that when the fight was over, he would cut the bow finger from every Englishman in France. As the long bow was made from the yew tree, it took great strength to draw the bow back and without the middle finger, this would be impossible. When Henry had his troops within bowshot of the French, he loosed the first of many volleys of arrows. The French, caught off guard, charged with half their forces. The Duke of Orleans barely made it 200 yards before his knights broke and ran under a hail of deadly wood and steel. Many of the knights sank into the mud and were trampled as the horses and frightened soldiers pummeled them into a fine paste. At the end of the day, the French had lost some 10,000 men and the British mourned only 500 dead. In one day, the Hundred Years War had turned and the long bow had successfully defeated the myth of the invincible knight in armor. The French nobility stood horrified on a hill overlooking the battle when the Englishmen in mass turned to face them, middle finger held high for the French to see. Shakespeare went on to glorify this battle, and the French, to vilify it. For the next 100 years, every lad over the age of 6 in Britain was required to be instructed in the firing and maintaining of the long bow. In response to this, the French began cutting off the index and middle fingers of all British men caught in battle or on French land, thus removing the digits that allowed the firing of a bow. This is where the British tradition of waving two fingers at someone as an insult arose. And, the very American middle fingered salute or "the bird," is a descendant of this. As the feathers on the arrow were made of pheasant feathers, the saying “Giving the bird” soon arose.

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Sir John Waller Barron (1365-1420)

Thomas Waller 1272-1360

Catherine De Cliford 1307-1357

Roger de Clifford 1287-Deceased

Sir Thomas Waller 1303-1353

Lady Catherine De Clifford 1307-1365

Henry Chalfunt 1310-1365

Sir Thomas Waller 1330-1390

Lady Christina Chalfunt 1334-1400

John Waller

Margaret Lansdall 1375-1398

1365-1420

Richard Waller ... Kent 1400-1440

Sylvia Margaret Gulby 1397-1439

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Sir Thomas Waller (1330-1390)

Henry Wallur 1241-1271

Alicia De Mortimer 1247-1280

Roger De Clifford 1300-1333

Thomas Waller 1272-1360

Catherine De Cliford 1307-1357

Julian Bower 1303-1362

Roger de Clifford 1287-Deceased

Sir Thomas Waller 1303-1353

Lady Catherine De Clifford 1307-1365

Sir Thomas Waller

Lady Christina Chalfunt 1334-1400

1330-1390

John Waller 1365-1420

Margaret Lansdall 1375-1398

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Sir Thomas Waller (1303-1353)

Walter De waller 1260-1316

Maud de Braose 1224-1300

Deceased

Henry Wallur 1241-1271

Roger De Clifford 1300-1333

Alicia De Mortimer 1247-1280

Thomas Waller 1272-1360

Julian Bower 1303-1362

Catherine De Cliford 1307-1357

Sir Thomas Waller

Lady Catherine De Clifford 1307-1365

1303-1353

Sir Thomas Waller 1330-1390

Lady Christina Chalfunt 1334-1400

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Sir Thomas Waller (1303-1353) Thomas Waller (1330-1390), was an oldest son and heir. He married Christina Chalfunt, daughter of Henry Chalfunt. We do not know when the family left the estate in Nottinghamshire, givento them by William the Conqueror. It was this Thomas Waller, of Lamberthurst, who in 1360 purchased from Lord Clinton the estate known as "Groombridge" (also spelled Gromebridge and Groomsbridge) to begin a 244 year tenure by the Waller family. Records show License of Land, (Title) at Billingston in 1407. Much earlier in Saxony times Groombridge had been a moated castle. This was the time of the Renaissance (1300-1550), a time of learning. Thomas was a contemporary of the great English writer, Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400). Modern English was beginning to take shape as Normans began to use more of the Anglo-Saxon language and Saxons took up some of the Latin.

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Thomas Waller (1272-1360)

William de Waller 1187-1274

Wallur 1157-1241

Walter De waller 1260-1316

William BRAOSE 1182-1278

Deceased

Eva Marshall 1206-1246

Maud de Braose 1224-1300

Henry Wallur 1241-1271

Alicia De Mortimer 1247-1280

Thomas Waller

Catherine De Cliford 1307-1357

1272-1360

Sir Thomas Waller 1303-1353

Lady Catherine De Clifford 1307-1365

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Henry Wallur (1241-1271) Through

William de Waller (1187-1274)

Hendrik de waller 1156-1200

Henry Wallur 1158-Deceased

William de Waller 1187-1274

Wallur 1157-1241

Deceased

Walter De waller 1260-1316

Alicia De Mortimer 1247-1280

Henry Wallur

1241-1271

Thomas Waller 1272-1360

Catherine De Cliford 1307-1357

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Hendrik de Waller (1156-1200) Through

Alured de Waller (1094-1183)

Alured de valer De Wa... 1040-1083

Alured de Waller 1094-1183

Johan DeValer De Wa... 1125-1175

Waller 1134-Deceased

Hendrik de waller

Henry Wallur 1158-Deceased

1156-1200

William de Waller 1187-1274

Wallur 1157-1241

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David Lee Anderson (1924-1998) World War II, Sergeant, Tank Commander, European Theater 771st Tank Destroyer Battalion, Company A, attached to 102nd Infantry Division Silver Star & Purple Heart Recipient

The enemy began firing and one M36 was destroyed by shots coming from a wooded area near Lehrhbrock and Westbevern. Tank Destroyer Commander Sgt. David L. Anderson was standing near his TD when it was hit by a bazooka round. He was hit by shrapnel but managed to mount his TD to direct fire while he also fired his rifle and threw grenades at the enemy, which by this point had surrounded their position. He received the Silver Star for his actions. Company “A” expended 15 rounds HE 90mm and succeeded in destroying the following: (6) – 75mm (German Tank Destroyers) SP (1) – Mark IV Chassis Ammo Carrier (2) – Staff Cars (3) – Multiple Barrel Anti-Aircraft Guns

David Anderson

David Anderson

771st TD Battalion camp Area in Aldersbach, Germany

The unit reached the Elbe on April 14 and spent the remainder of the war helping to mop up bypassed pockets of resistance between the Rhine and Elbe. In addition to the Silver Star, he also received the Purple Heart. He left the service at the rank of Sergeant.

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David Lee Anderson (1924-1998) World War II, Sergeant, Tank Commander, European Theater 771st Tank Destroyer Battalion, Company A, attached to 102nd Infantry Division Silver Star & Purple Heart Recipient

Mike Anderson’s father told him his experience that night: He was ordered to guard the front road entrance of town (since he was buck SGT and the last tank in the platoon) and his company rested in the town of Ostbevern. The Germans came in the opposite side and as he recanted "wiped out most of his company" but he had orders not to move so, he laid on the gun turret (night time) and had the barrel re-aimed towards the battle noise. He then ordered his men to remain in the tank and gathered all their grenades and left the tank and moved towards the road along side a partial building. As the Germans moved out of the town he began throwing grenades. He said the Germans did not know where the grenades or firing was coming from so they all entered a long ditch and started firing away from his position. He started throwing the grenades down the ditch line until he had used up all the grenades and his ammo. He returned to the tank to retrieve more grenades and a single shot from the enemy ricocheted off the tank and hit him in the leg above the knee. He said they had a mess to clean up the next morning - so many dead and wounded. Many of his friends were killed that night. There is a booklet the commander issued to all members of company A and it recounts that night as "a night to remember.� Silver Star Medal is the third-highest military decoration for valor awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces.

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David Lee Anderson (1924-1998) World War II, Sergeant, Tank Commander, European Theater 771st Tank Destroyer Battalion, Company A, attached to 102nd Infantry Division Silver Star & Purple Heart Recipient

Dave returned to the U.S. and furthered his education allowing him to later work for Kelvinator as a Design Engineer. He married Irene and the couple had a son, John, and two daughters, Lucy and Sandra. The family was living in the Lansing, Michigan area. Their marriage ended on November 25, 1953. Lucy Anderson Learned

John Anderson

He married Geraldine Kent on July 15, 1954. She was the daughter of Harold Kent and Violet Crkal and was born in Detroit. The new couple had two children, Kathy, born in 1955, and Michael in 1956. The family lived in the Livonia, Michigan area. In his spare time, Dave enjoyed weekend home projects and was a Master Mason in the Detroit area.

Mike and Kathy Anderson

Dave and Jerry’s Wedding Day

Kathy and Mike Anderson

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David Lee Anderson (1924-1998) World War II, Sergeant, Tank Commander, European Theater 771st Tank Destroyer Battalion, Company A, attached to 102nd Infantry Division Silver Star & Purple Heart Recipient

He was a design engineer although he had no college background. David Anderson went on to work for Caterpillar, and moved in 1969 to Chapin, South Carolina. He next worked with Revco where they designed and manufactured freezers for hospitals and home use and later became self-employed working for Westinghouse and others. According to Robert O. Kent, he recalled David telling him that he developed the concept of the first frost free refrigerator but was never rewarded or recognized for it. Dave passed away in August 1, 1988, and was cremated. Dave's military legacy is continued by his grandson, Neal, who is currently serving in the Army and served one tour in Afghanistan.

Dave and Geraldine Anderson

Sgt David Lee Anderson Silver Star and Purple Heart Recipient

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Michael David Anderson (1956-Living) Kalamo Mich

Nysted Lolland, Denmark

Peter Jacob Andersen 1858-1935

Bertha Sophia Gustafsen 1864-1947

Orien E. Kent 1861-1935

Cedar Township Mich. Fred Andersen 1886-1973

Mable Gurrin 1893-1971

Born Canada

Bohemia, Austria

Martha A Mclaughlin 1863-1915

Joseph W Crkal 1859-1927

Harold Delbert Kent 1890-1960

Violet Mae Crkal 1891-1982

Ludington Mich.

Ontario, Canada

Martha Reid Chambers 1858-1931

Detroit

David Lee Anderson 1924-1998

Geraldine Kent 1928-Living

Lillian Darlene Reynolds 1958-Living

Michael David Anderson 1956-Living

Travis Nestland Living

Courtney Nicho... Anderson 1985-Living

Neal David Anderson 1988-Living

Courtnie Marie Spencer 1990-Living

Isaiah David Anderson 2014-Living

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Kathy Jean Anderson (1955-Living)

Kalamo

Nysted Lolland, Denmark

Peter Jacob Andersen 1858-1935

Bertha Sophia Gustafsen 1864-1947

Orien E. Kent 1861-1935

Cedar Township Mich. Fred Andersen 1886-1973

Mable Gurrin Anderson 1893-1971

Born Canada

Bohemia, Austria Ontario, Canada

Martha Mclaughlin 1863-1915

Joseph W Crkal 1859-1927

Harold Delbert Kent 1890-1960

Violet Mae Crkal 1891-1982

Martha Reid Chambers 1858-1931

Ludington Mich. David Lee Anderson 1924-1998

Thomas Judson Deaton Living

Geraldine Kent 1928-Living

Kathy Jean Anderson 1955-Living

Lee T Deaton 1975-Living

Lindsay Pace Living

Gracen Deaton Living

Lee Hunt Deaton Living

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Kelley Family History

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Jim & William Kelley Ford Parking lot in 50’s

Jim Kelley with Bob Kent

James William Kelley (1916-1990) Born Feb 24, 1916 in Detroit Michigan

Born Ireland

Born Ireland

James Kelley Deceased

Sherry J Whitlock Deceased

Nova Scotia Canada

Born Canada

Jim Kelley (standing) and Roy Kent James A Kelley 1877-1934

Fannie J Kelley 1879-Deceased

James William Kelley 1916-1990

William Raymond Kelley 1941-Living

Kathryn A Duffy 1941-Living

Robert James Kelley 1944-Living

Ruth Martha Kent 1917-1994

Born Detroit

Sue J. Christe Living

James Kelley got Robert Kent (basketball buddy) to introduce him to his sister Ruth Kent. Ruth liked him because he was quite and "shy.“ Harold Dell Kent got James William Kelley a job at the Ford Rouge Plant on the assembly line during The Depression. People would steal tires and rims from those working in Rouge plant and he developed a lug nut tire & key. He never patented it, but eventually someone else did. He was very smart and told management how they could eliminate his job and they did. As a reward, they sent him to trade school to learn Tool & Die. In his spare time, he loved to work on and rebuild cars and engines. He was a very good tennis player. He continued to work Tool and Die until he retired in 1971 at age 55. He and his wife Ruth moved to Florida during retirement. Page 105


Ruth Martha Kent (1917-1994) Mich 7th Calvary Battle of Gettysburg New York

Born Ireland

Born Canada

William Mc Laughlin 1833-Deceased

Margaret Mc Laughlin 1835-Deceased

Bohemia, Austria

Born Ireland

Canada

New York Adelbert Kent 1839-1923

Emerett Parr 1842-1903

Kalamo Mich

Canada Orien E. Kent 1861-1935

Martha A Mclaughlin 1863-1915

Cedar Township Mich.

Mary Crkal 1839-Deceased

Bohemia Austria Detroit

Robert Elizabeth Chambers Reed 1816-Deceased 1816-Deceased

Prescott Ontario Canada Joseph W Crkal 1859-1927

Martha Reid Chambers 1859-1931

Ruth, Jerry, Bob Kent Ruth, Jerry, Bob Harold Delbert Kent 1890-1960

Violet Mae Crkal 1891-1982

Brother Roy & Ruth

James William Kelley 1916-1990

Ruth Maratha Kent 1917-1994

William Raymond Kelley 1941-Living

Kathryn A Duffy 1941-Living

Robert James Kelley 1944-Living

Sue J. Christe Living

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William Raymond Kelley (1941-Living) Both born in Ireland

James Kelley Deceased

Sherry J Whitlock Deceased

Nova Scotia Canada

Kalamo Mich

Born Canada

Orien E. Kent 1861-1935

Martha A Mclaughlin 1861-1915

James William Kelley 1916-1990

Richard Charles Pelletier 1964-Living

Julie Ann Kelley 1966-Living

Robert Joseph Kelley 1972-1973

Joseph Richard Pelletier 1994-Living

Julia Kathy Pelletier 1996-Living

Heather Marie Pelletier 1999-Living

Martha Reid Chambers 1858-1931

Detroit Harold Delbert Kent 1890-1960

Fannie J Kelley 1879-Deceased

Born December 20, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan He couldn't stay still as a child, always moving. Attended Cooley High School and was in the City football championship as a running back. Played H.S. football with many Tiger Players. He enjoyed accounting career & became CPA. In1972 he moved from Michigan to California.

Joseph W Crkal 1859-1927

Cedar Township Mich.

Canada James A Kelley 1877-1934

Bohemia, Austria Ontario, Canada

Violet Mae Crkal 1891-1982

Ruth Maratha Kent 1917-1994

William Raymond Kelley

Kathryn A Duffy 1941-Living

1941-Living

William Brian Kelley 1975-Living

John William Pelletier 2006-Living

Michele Andrea Juelis 1978-Living

Luke Robert Kelley 2008-Living

James Michael Kelley 1976-Living

Alaina Frazier 1979-Living

Shane Bowman Christine Marie Kelley Kelley 2011-Living 2012-Living

Erin Kathryn Kelley 1980-Living

Hank Robert Kelley 2016-Living

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Robert James Kelley (1944-Living) Kalamo Mich

Born Canada

Orien E. Kent 1861-1935

Martha A Mclaughlin 1861-1915

Both born in Ireland

James Kelley Deceased

Sherry J Whitlock Deceased

Nova Scotia Canada

James William Kelley 1916-1990

Martha Reid Chambers 1858-1931

Detroit Harold Delbert Kent 1890-1960

Frances J Kelley 1879-1964

Trudy Jones Living

Joseph W Crkal 1859-1927

Cedar Township Mich.

Canada James A Kelley 1877-1934

Bohemia, Austria Ontario, Canada

Violet M. Crkal 1891-1982

Ruth Maratha Kent 1917-1994

Robert James Kelley

Susan Jane Christe Living

1944-Living

Only grandchild of Ruth Kent with red hair

Michael Kelley 1964-Living

Shannon Kelley 1968-Living

Born July 1,1944 in Detroit Mich. Very quiet as a boy. Played outside for hours at a time. As a young man he liked riding motorcycles. Elected Det. Free Press All-City Football League He takes his time doing things and makes sure it’s right like his father.

Robert Logan Maxwell 1959-Living

Casey Maxwell Living

Meghan Maxwell Living

Diana Lynn Kelley 1969-Living

Jackson Maxwell 2009-Living

John Robert Kelley 1978-Living

Layla Kelley 2015-Living

Erin E Clancey Living

Cameron Kelley 2016-Living

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Robert James Kelley (1944-Living)

1962 Detroit Free Press All City League Articles

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Kent/Grecu Family History

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Roy Delbert Kent (1923-2000) Mich 7th Calvary Battle of Gettysburg New York

Born Ireland

Born Canada

William Mc Laughlin 1833-Deceased

Margaret Mc Laughlin 1835-Deceased

Bohemia, Austria

Born Ireland

Born Canada

New York Adelbert Kent 1839-1923

Emerett Parr 1842-1903

Kalamo Mich Orien E. Kent 1861-1935

Martha A Mclaughlin 1863-1915

Canada Cedar Township Mich.

Harold Delbert Kent 1890 -1960

Mary Crkal 1839-Deceased

Robert Elizabeth Chambers Reed 1816-Deceased 1816-Deceased

Bohemia Austria Detroit

Ontario Canada Joseph W Crkal 1859-1927

Martha Reid Chambers 1858-1931

Violet Mae Crkal 1891-1982

Roy Delbert Kent

Elizabeth Fulton Alexander 1919-1988

1923-2000

Grant Grecu 1950-Living

Elizabeth Suzanne... Roy Patrick Kent Kent 1950-Living 1947-Living

Linda Lou Terrill 1948-Living

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Roy Delbert Kent (1923-2000) Roy Kent was born February 12, 1923. He was the third child of Harold Delbert Kent and Violet Mae Kent. He was brought up during The Depression. As a child, he did all sorts of things to earn money including selling scrap metal, digging out basements all day for 50 cents (was hoping for a dollar), selling Christmas cards, running errands, and picking out/reselling of pieces of coal. He loved music and got his first drumsticks in kindergarten. He got along with his mother Violet and got away with more things than his brothers and sisters. He used to chase sister Ruth with bugs. Roy Kent and Band, Clark St. YMCA

He loved playing the drums and listening to drum players. He used to sneak out the window to go a listen to bands when he was young. He played with Billy Holliday. He felt that Buddy Rich was the best drummer he had ever seen. 1960 Detroit, Tigers

Baseball was his favorite sport. He loved watching the Detroit Tigers playing baseball. He used to go to games with his father Harold, brother Bob, and Uncle Ray (Battle Creek). They would also watch games on Thanksgiving. The group would stop off at Crest Bowling Alley to get drinks on the way. They’d get back to the house and all try to fit downstairs for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Roy Delbert Kent (1923-2000) Roy married Elizabeth Fulton Alexander on October 7, 1943 in Broward, Florida during the war. The following picture is from Bayfront Park, Miami. Elizabeth Fulton Alexander

The following pictures are from February 1944 in Detroit Michigan. In the picture below on the right Roy (19) is holding Bill Kelley (2) his nephew and is with his sister Geraldine (15) and his mother Violet (52).

March 1945 Elizabeth Kent in Washington

August 1943 Edna Oliver and Elizabeth Alexander

Roy & Pat Kent with William Kelley

Elizabeth Kent holds 7 ½ month old Roy Kent

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Roy Delbert Kent (1923-2000)

Roy said the WWII was most exciting time of his life. He served on same ship with Huntington Hartford (skipper of Coast Guard Ship) who was heir to A&P supermarket fortune. Because of this, he did not see much action. While serving in WWII, he meet a lot of actors and athletes during the war in Hawaii --Ted Williams (baseball), and Bobby Riggs (tennis). Roy & Bob Kent – WWII

Roy aboard the Coast Guard Boat

Coast Guard boat rescuing pilot 1943

His ship was shot at during the war and said it was quite scary. Everyone had a gun position and there was a total of 34 people on the ship .Roy served in New Guinea, Letye gulf (Philippines), Manila, Guatemala channel.

Huntington Hartford Skipper of US Coast Guard Boat and A&P Heir

A joking card from WWII Buddy

Sailor Roy Kent in New Orleans

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Elizabeth Suzanne Kent (1950-Living) Kalamo Mich

Orien E. Kent 1861-1935

Born Canada

Martha A Mclaughlin 1861-1915

Bohemia, Austria Ontario, Canada

Joseph W Crkal 1859-1927

Cedar Township Mich.

Martha Reid Chambers 1858-1931

Scotland

Scotland

Ireland

Ireland

Robert Alexander Deceased

Margaret Harvey Deceased

George Stewart Deceased

Martha Fulton Deceased

Edlnburgh Scotland

Detroit Harold Delbert Kent 1890-1960

Hugh Thomson Alexander 1890-1978

Violet M. Crkal 1891-1982

Born Sept 16,1950 in Detroit, Michigan Went to Southfield High School Michigan State Univ. B.A. in English ‘72 Oakland University Masters Degree ‘ Married Grant Grecu Sept 23,1972 Taught Middle & High School English/Language Arts for 31 years At Walled Lake Consolidated District Retired in 2005

Roy Delbert Kent 1923-2000

Grant Grecu 1950-Living

Glasgow Scotland Elizabeth Hayden Stuart 1881-1943

Elizabeth Fulton Alexander 1919-1988

Elizabeth Suzanne Kent 1950-Living

John Phillip Fischer 1974-Living

Jacob Taylor Fisher 2004-Living

Nicole Grecu 1977-Living

Taylor Fischer 2002-Living

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Roy Patrick Kent (1947-Living) Born Canada

Kalamo Mich

Orien E. Kent 1861-1935

Martha A Mclaughlin 1863-1915

Cedar Township Mich.

Harold Delbert Kent 1890-1960

Bohemia, Austria Ontario, Canada

Joseph W Crkal 1859-1927

Martha Reid Chambers 1858-1931

Scotland

Robert Alexander Deceased

Detroit

Ireland

Ireland

Margaret Harvey Deceased

George Stewart Deceased

Martha Fulton Deceased

Edlnburgh Scotland

Violet Mae Crkal 1891-1982

Glasgow Scotland Hugh Thomson Alexander 1890-1978

Roy Delbert Kent 1923-2000

Born July 25,1947 in Southfield, Michigan Went to Southfield High School Went to work at Ford Motor Company Married Linda Lou Terrill Retired on June 1, 2004 Lived in West Bloomfield, Lake Anne , and Linden Michigan

Scotland

Elizabeth Hayden Stuart 1881-1943

Elizabeth Fulton Alexander 1919-1988

Roy Patrick Kent

Linda Lou Terrill 1948-Living

1947-Living

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Painter Family History Edna Oliver Kent’s Sister

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Cora Belle Oliver (1921-Living)

Born Canada

Vermont

CIVIL WAR 8th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery

Leonard Oliver 1803-1884

Mary Elizabeth Persons 1810-1894

Hiram A. Vaughan 1824-Deceased

Woodstock Canada

Barney F Oliver 1840-1914

New York

Almira Lemenauer 1825-Deceased Albertus

Oliver

Detroit

Elizabeth Vaughan 1846-1881

Alabama

Deerfield Mich. Banks, Alabama

Albertus Leroy Oliver 1883-1947

Wedding Day

Clarence Ralph Painter 1910-1977

James Reed Deceased

Great Grandma Reed Deceased

Naomi Reed 1897-1977

Cora Belle Oliver

1921-Living

Clarence Earl Painter 1941-1972

Betty McGahee -2009

Jack Lee Painter 1948-Living

Dawn Christine Palmer 1950-Living

Graduation Day

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Clarence Ralph Painter (1910-1977) Letterkenny, Pennsylvania

Michael Painter 1820-Deceased

Sarah Painter 1824-Deceased

Cowan, Pennsylvania

David P Painter 1848-Deceased

Sarah J. Rusman 1842-Deceased

Born in Montmorency, Michigan 9/10/1910 1920 Lived in Montmorency, Michigan 1930 Hired Man in Armada, Michigan 1940 ? Married Cora Belle Oliver 1960 Construction in Alpena, Michigan

Pennsylvania

James B Painter 1869-1944

Michigan

James Couppe Deceased

Laura Coupp 1880-Deceased

Clarence Ralph Painter

Cora Belle Oliver 1921-Living

1910-1977

Clarence Earl Painter 1941-1972

Betty McGahee Born-2009

Jack Lee Painter 1948-Living

Dawn Christine Palmer 1950-Living

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Clarence Earl Painter (1941-1972) Woodstock Canada

David P Painter 1848-Deceased

Sarah J. Rusman 1842-Deceased

James Couppe Deceased

James B Painter 1869-1944

Laura Copp 1880-Deceased

Barney F Oliver 1840-1914

Detroit

Elizabeth Vaughan 1846-1881

James Reed Deceased

Albertus Leroy Oliver 1883-1947

Naomi Reed 1897-1977

Great Grandma Reed Deceased

Penn.

Clarence Ralph Painter 1910-1977

Cora Belle Oliver 1921-Living

Born in Alpena, Michigan 5/15/1941 Married Betty McGahee Worked General Labor at small factories Worked Custodian GM Pontiac Motors Admin Worked Construction with Father Clarence Earl Painter

Betty McGahee Born-2009

1941-1972

Selina Painter 1966-Living

Jerry Painter 1968-Living

Barbra Painter 1970-Living

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Jack Lee Painter (1948-Living) Woodstock Canada

David P Painter 1848-Deceased

Barney F Oliver 1840-1914

Sarah J. Rusman 1842-Deceased

James Couppe Deceased

James B Painter 1869-1944

Laura Coupp 1880-Deceased

Detroit

Elizabeth Vaughan 1846-1881

James Reed Deceased

Albertus Leroy Oliver 1883-1947

Naomi Reed 1897-1977

Great Grandma Reed Deceased

Penn.

Born in Alpena, Michigan 4/12/1948 Married Christine Palmer Worked as machinist for small shops Worked Construction on road, bridges and sewers Worked concrete base for Frankenmuth covered wooden bridge Worked as Electronic Technician (building paint mixing scales) Worked 17 years in small engine repair One of 2500 achieving Briggs & Stratton Service Technician Worked Outdoor Power Equipment Sales service

Clarence Ralph Painter 1910-1977

Cora Belle Oliver 1921-Living

Jack Lee Painter

Dawn Christine Palmer 1950-Living

1948-Living

Larry Hughes Living

Ashley Summer Hughes 1992-Living

Shonalee Painter 1975-Living

Heather Hughes 1994-Living

James Sims 2014-Living

Jamie Sims 2014-Living

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