If you are putting together a website involving History of Kent, I assume
you have contacted the Kent Historical, especially Bernice Gottwald and
Betty Light Behr. And especially Glendon E Wheeler in Simi Valley CA who has
published extensively. He is absolutely the most expert on anyone who ever
lived in Kent.
Is your Green family an early one in Putnam? I have been searching for what
happened to a Joseph Green (b.c.1814) who married a Phebe about 1850. His
mother was Hannah Townsend.
(with early Kent roots)
P.S. As a flying guess, I suspect the person you are looking for is Thaddeus
Kent (though he seems a little young) about whom I know nothing except he
was a Baptist and evidently was born and raised and buried in Kent but
evidently didn't make his own home in Kent.
----- Original Message -----
From: JmG <jmgreen(a)bestweb.net>
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 8:17 AM
Subject: [NYPutnam] Kent Family
I live in the Town of Kent, Putnam County in New York State. Until 1812 or
the town was known as Frederickstown and consisted of a few small hamlets,
Farmer's Mills, Cole's Mills and Frederick, (or later, Ludingtonville). I
in the area known as Farmer's Mills on the eastern shore of White Pond.
I have a section of a map from the mid 1800's on which is centered White
and the road now known as Ressique Street. On the map are referenced two
properties one with the name "T. Kent", and the second with nothing more
"T.K." which is where my home is now.
I'm in the process of putting together a community web site (at the above
and I'm not well versed at genealogical searching, but I've done my best and
cannot seem to find a great deal on the Kent family of this area. The only
to fame I can find is that James Kent, the jurist, was born here - but
apparently quickly moved away north. The map I have was produced many years
after, in the mid 1800's though I am not certain of the date. (1830-1850)
What I'd like to know - if anyone knows - is the history of the Kent's from
Frederickstown, and just who this "T. Kent" might have been. From the look
the map T. Kent may have owned a rather large parcel of about 100 acres off
Farmer's Mills road on the eastern slope of Big Buck Mountain.
It's relatively easy to follow the lineage and families but it's harder to
what these people did and where and how they lived. Any information you can
provide will be greatly appreciated.