Friday, December 19, 2008

Query: Miles J. Kent b. c. 1813 in Virginia

A reader sent in a query that they would like for me to pass along. If you can help, either write them back or leave a comment here. Kevin

"Hi there

I was hoping you could help me a little bit. I stumbled across your blog in doing my research. My Kent family comes from Illinois and Virginia amongst others with the origins pointing towards Fluvanna County, Virginia.

Currently I’m stuck on verifying the siblings and/or the parents of Miles J. Kent born 1813 Virginia. Here’s what I have on him:

Miles J. Kent Born 1813 Virginia ---- Lived in Two and 1/2 District Augusta, in 1850. Lived in Liverpool, Fulton Illinois in 1860 ---Back from the Civil War in 1865 he lived in Fulton Co, Township of Buckheart, Illinois with cattle valued at $600 -- They moved to the Bernadotte Twp, Fulton County, Illinois in 1870 ---- Still alive in 1880 age 67, still in Bernadotte Twp, Fulton, Illinois. Married Mary Ann Wheelbarger (born 1817, Virginia) His Civil War prisoner notes state he resided in Independence, Nodaway, Missouri.

I have speculation that:

KENT, Robert, Sarah (Cocke), W27875, VA Line, sol was b 20 Jan 1762 in Albemarle Co VA & he lived in Fluvanna Co VA wid appl 17 May 1850

Fluvanna Co VA aged 87, children were mentioned but not named, sol was referred to as Robert Kent, Jr. when he & his wife were married, one Pleasant Cocke signed m bond with sol. (does sol mean soldier?)

Supposedly they had a child Robert Pierce Kent. He was married twice. This guy is supposed to be Mile’s father but he is not mentioned??

Any help would be much appreciated.


Dale Kent
Vancouver Island, BC Canada

PS - I did not mention that I have the following:

Fulton Co, Illinois, Bernadotte Township Cemeteries Index shows Miles J. Kent died in 1888 and is buried in Providence Cemetery at the age of 75y 1m. Providence Chapel Cemetery is located in Farmington Township in Sec. 19, off of Cty. Hwy. 24 on 1800E."

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