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Biographical Sketch of Isaac Kent

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Isaac Kent, of Kentucky, lost his parents when he was quite young, and was “bound out” to be raised. When he was of age he married Lucy Hopkins, and they had John, William, Jane, Andrew, Robert, Elizabeth, Polly, Thomas, Isaac, Dozier, Louisa, and Lucinda. Mr. Kent came to Missouri and settled in Warren County in 1819. His son John married Catharine Zumwalt. William married Mary A. Zumwalt, and was killed by Waller Graves, who was insane, at the house of Newton Howell, on the 2d of October, 1830. Andrew Kent enlisted as a soldier in the Mexican war, and was burned to death in one of the forts captured by the Americans. Robert, Elizabeth, Isaac, Polly, and Thomas all moved to Oregon. John Kent was a ranger in Callaway’s company.

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