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Mehitable Gunn

Female 1644 - 1720  (75 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mehitable Gunn was born on 28 Jul 1644 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died in 1720.

    Notes:

    First married, 22 Oct 1663, to David Ensign, son of James Ensign. Divorced in 1682.

    Mehitable married Isaac Sheldon before 1687. Isaac (son of Ralph Sheldon and Barbara Stone) was born about 1629 in Ashford, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England; died on 27 Jul 1708 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Capt. Jonathan Sheldon  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 May 1687 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 10 Apr 1769 in West Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Capt. Jonathan Sheldon Descendancy chart to this point (1.Mehitable1) was born on 29 May 1687 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 10 Apr 1769 in West Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 10 Apr 1769, Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts

    Jonathan married Mary Southwell on 30 Dec 1708 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of William Southwell and Sarah Stebbins) was born on 25 Feb 1688 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 11 Jan 1768 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Phineas Sheldon  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 27 Jun 1717 in West Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 18 Sep 1807 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Phineas Sheldon Descendancy chart to this point (2.Jonathan2, 1.Mehitable1) was born on 27 Jun 1717 in West Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 18 Sep 1807 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Phineas married Deborah Hathaway on 7 Jun 1743 in West Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. Deborah (daughter of Jacob Hathaway and Deborah Kent) was born on 28 Dec 1722 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 17 Jan 1753 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Deborah Sheldon  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 15 Dec 1745 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died between 1842 and 1847 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Deborah Sheldon Descendancy chart to this point (3.Phineas3, 2.Jonathan2, 1.Mehitable1) was born on 15 Dec 1745 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died between 1842 and 1847 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 26 Dec 1746, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut
    • Alternate birth: 1747
    • Alternate death: 18 May 1842, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut

    Notes:

    "The Sheldon Magazine states she was the daughter of David and Mary (Harmon) Sheldon, born 11 Dec. 1745. However, the only Deborah Sheldon of the right age found in Barbour's Suffield records was born 15 Dec. 1745, the daughter of Phineas and Deborah (Hathaway) Sheldon." [The Descendants of Thomas Hanchett, citation details below.]

    Deborah married David Hanchett on 24 Oct 1765 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. David (son of John Hanchett and Mary Sheldon) was born on 8 Jun 1743 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 4 Sep 1819 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Hannah Hanchett  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Feb 1777; died on 4 Apr 1813; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Hannah Hanchett Descendancy chart to this point (4.Deborah4, 3.Phineas3, 2.Jonathan2, 1.Mehitable1) was born on 2 Feb 1777; died on 4 Apr 1813; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 22 Feb 1777, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut
    • Alternate death: 5 Apr 1813, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut

    Hannah married Benajah Kent on 22 Aug 1799. Benajah (son of Deacon Amos Kent and Sarah Austin) was born on 21 Jul 1746; died on 14 Jun 1821 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Old Center Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Albert Kent  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Jun 1800 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 10 Mar 1853; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Albert Kent Descendancy chart to this point (5.Hannah5, 4.Deborah4, 3.Phineas3, 2.Jonathan2, 1.Mehitable1) was born on 20 Jun 1800 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 10 Mar 1853; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 10 Mar 1856

    Albert married Lucinda Gillette on 21 Sep 1825 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. Lucinda (daughter of Daniel Gillette and Huldah Sheldon) was born on 2 Oct 1801 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 27 Apr 1855 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Albert Emmet Kent  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Sep 1830 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 8 Jan 1901 in Genoa, Nance, Nebraska; was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Albert Emmet Kent Descendancy chart to this point (6.Albert6, 5.Hannah5, 4.Deborah4, 3.Phineas3, 2.Jonathan2, 1.Mehitable1) was born on 1 Sep 1830 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 8 Jan 1901 in Genoa, Nance, Nebraska; was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Described in his son's Yale obituary as a "merchant, banker, and founder of the packing industry in Chicago." Yale B.A., 1853.

    From Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased from June, 1900, to June, 1910. (citation details below):

    Albert Emmett Kent, son of Albert and Lucinda (Gillette) Kent, was born on September 1, 1830, in Suffield, Conn.

    After graduation he engaged in the grain and produce business with his brother in Chicago with success, but his health at length became so seriously impaired that he sought restoration in the climate of California. In 1871 he purchased a large estate at San Rafael, where he made his home, but business interests called him back to Chicago for part of the time.

    In 1885 he presented to the University funds for the erection of the Kent Chemical Laboratory, and by his will left a generous bequest for the enlargement of that building.

    He died at t,he home of his sister in Genoa, Nebr., on January 8 1901, at the age of 70 years.

    He married on July 28, 1857, Miss Adaline E. Dutton, of Springville, N.Y. She survives him with one son, a graduate of Yale in the class of 1887. A son and daughter died in early life.

    Two 1901 Nance County, Nebraska newspaper clippings posted to Albert Emmet Kent's Find a Grave page:

    First clipping: Albert E. Kent died at Genoa last Wednesday at the home of his niece, Mrs. E. L. Burk, where he was visiting. Mr. Kent was the senior member of the Kent Cattle company. He was 70 years of age and was called the pioneer packer of the west. His remains were taken to Chicago for interment.

    Second clipping: Tuesday at Genoa occurred the sudden death from heart failure of Mr. Wm. Kent, principal stock holder in the Kent cattle company. The deceased was 76 years old and his death was not unexpected as he has been a sufferer for years from heart disease.

    His home was in California, and he was in this county visiting relatives. His remains were taken to Chicago for interment.

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    [Both clippings contributed and transcribed by Linda Berney.]

    Albert married Adaline Elizabeth Dutton on 28 Jul 1857 in Springville, Erie, New York. Adaline (daughter of Alva Dutton and Elizabeth Holt) was born on 3 Mar 1834 in Colden, Erie, New York; died on 16 Mar 1914 in Ogden, Weber, Utah; was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Rep. William Kent  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Mar 1864 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 13 Mar 1928 in Kentfield, Marin, California.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Rep. William Kent Descendancy chart to this point (7.Albert7, 6.Albert6, 5.Hannah5, 4.Deborah4, 3.Phineas3, 2.Jonathan2, 1.Mehitable1) was born on 29 Mar 1864 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 13 Mar 1928 in Kentfield, Marin, California.

    Notes:

    The person for whom Kentfield, California was named.

    Rep. married Elizabeth Thacher on 26 Feb 1890 in Nordhoff, California. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Anthony Thacher and Elizabeth Baldwin Sherman) was born on 22 Sep 1868 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 14 Aug 1952 in Marin, California. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Jan 1894 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 12 Jan 1952 in Marin, California.