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(9). 5, Joshua, b. July 4, 1674, m. Agnes O. Keman, Nov. 4, 1697 (Boston records).

(10). 6, Joseph, b. Oct. 13, 1675, in Charlestown, Mass., m. Nov. 26, 1702, Rebecca Chittendon of Scituate, Mass.

7, Samuel, b. Mar. 23, 1678, d. of small pox, Mar. 16, 1702-3. Single man. Brother Joseph administered an estate. Father John declared her. He was 25 years old (G. S.) Left a widow. No children.

(12). 8, Ebenezer, b. Aug. 18, 1680, m. Hannah Gannet.
13. 9, Lydia, b. July 16, 1683.
14. 10, Mary, b. May 12, 1686.
15. 11, Susannah, b. Aug. 13, 1689.

THIRD GENERATION.

(7) JOHN KENT, 2d, John Richard, third child of John and Hannah (Grisold) Kent, was born in Charlestown, Mass., 1670. He married, ist, Dec. 22, 1692, Sarah Smith. She died Mar., 1695-6. He married, 2d, 1696-7, Elizabeth. He was of Scituate 1699 to 1705, and of Marshfield 1706 to 1710 (per His. of Scituate).

The children by first marriage were :

16. 1, Sarah, b. Oct. II, 1693, in Charlestown, Mass., d. Dec. 24, 1693 in Charleston, Mass.

17. 2, John, b. Sept. 29, 1694, in Charlestown, Mass., m. Sept. 17, 1716, Bathsheba Dogget. (Marshfield records).

18. 3, Hannah, b. Mar. 5, 1695-6, in Charlestown, Mass. Children by second marriage were :

19. 4, Elizabeth, b. Jan. 8, 1697-8, in Charlestown, Mass., d. Jan. 8, 1702-3, in Scituate, Mass.

The above, except Sarah, were baptized in Cambridge, May I, 1698.

20. 5, Ebenezer, b. May 28, 1699, in Scituate, Mass., m. ist Huldah Whittemore, m. 2d, Anna Smith

21. 6, Benjamin, b. Jan. 8, 1701, in Scituate, Mass., m. Oct. 31, 1723, Persis Dogget. (Marshfield records).

22. 7, Sarah, b, Sept. 10, 1702, in Scituate, Mass.
23. 8, Samuel, b. Dec. 8, 1703, in Scituate, Mass.
23 1-2. 9, Ezekiel, b. Oct 8, 1705, in Scituate, Mass.
24. 10, Nathaniel, b. Sept. 18, 1708, in Scituate, Mass.

THIRD GENERATION.

(9). JOSHUA KENT (John, Richard), fifth child of John and Hannah (Grisold) Kent was born in Charlestown, Mass, July 4, 1674, and resided in Boston. He married Nov. 4, 1697, Agnes O. Keman.

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Their children were :
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1, Joshua, Jr., b. Sept. 14, 1698, m. Jan. 31, 1722, Margaret Manbery.

25. 2, John, b. Aug. II, 1700.
25 1-2. 3, Agnes, b. Sept. 25, 1702.

THIRD GENERATION.

(10). JOSEPH, KENT '(John, Richard), brother to the preceding and sixth child of John and Hannah (Grisold) Kent, was born in Charlestown, Mass., Oct. 13, 1675. The records say Joseph Kent of Charlestown and Rebecca Chittendon of Scituate were married Nov. 26, 1702, by Rev. Mr. Cushin, in Charlestown. She died April 2, 1762, aged 81 years (G. S.). He died May 30, 1753, aged 79 (G. S.)

Their children were :

26. 1, Joseph, b. March 5, 1703-4. Will April 29, 1746, pro. Jan. 6, 1758. Wills all to brother Benjamin of Boston, gent. (Suffolk Probate).

27. 2, Stephen, b. June 14, 1706.
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2 1-2, Benjamin, b. 1708 or 9.
28. 3, Mahitable, b. Aug. 26, 1711, m. Jotham Tuttle.

29. 4, Samuel, b. July 28, 1714, m. Rebecca Adams, Nov. 27, 1740. Was a blacksmith.

30. 5, Jonathan, b. March 29, 1717.

31. 6, David, b. June 1, 1719, m. Abigail a cooper. Removed to Philadelphia, Pa.

32. 7, John, b. Sept. 24, 1722.
33. 8, Rebecca, b. May 6, 1725, m. Eben Rockwell.

THIRD GENERATION.

(12) EBENEZER KENT (John, Richard), brother to the preceding and eighth child of John and Hannah (Grisold) Kent, was born in Charlestown, Mass., Aug. 18, 1680. He married Hannah Gannet, both of Scituate, Dec. 8, 1703.

He was a yeoman, and settled at Hingham, Mass. He died Feb. 26, 1752, at Hingham. The following is a copy of his will, the original to be found at probate office in Boston (Suffolk, 1752, No. 10051). She died March 27, 1767, aged 83 years.

WILL. In the name of God, Amen. This 16th day of June AnnoDom. 1748. I Ebenezer Kent of Hingham in the county of Suffolk in New England Yeoman, being sick & week in Body but of sound mind thanks be given to God & calling to mind ye

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mortality of my Body do make & ordain this my Last Will & Testament. That is to say Principally & ist of all I recomend my Soul into the Hands of God who gave it & my Body to ye Earth to be buryed in Decent manner at ye Discretion of my Executors hereafter named, hoping to obtain Eternal Life through the meritts of Jesus Christ & as touching my worldly Estate with which it hath pleased ye Lord' to bless me in this Life I dispose of ye same in the following manner (viz) First of all my mind and will is yt all my, just Debts & Funeral charges be well and truly paid in convenient season after my Decease by my Executors hereafter named, out of my personal Estate.

Impremis- I give and bequeath to my well Beloved wife Hannah Kent the use & improvement of my whole Estate after ye payment of my just Debts & Funeral charges out of my personal Estate as aforesaid, so long as she remains my widow & in case she change her condition again by marriage my mind and will is yt she shall be paid Thirty-five £ in bills of ye last Emission or in other money equivelent thereto so good as it was at ye day of ye date thereof, by my Executors hereafter named.

Item-I give and bequeath to each of my sons after ye Death of their mother or marriage (viz) to my sons Isaac, Ebenezer, Seth and Abel Equally out of my Estate upon a just apprisal thereof & to each of my Daughters Equally one half so much as to each of my sons upon a just apprisal thereof to each of them their Heirs & assigns forever, & whereas my son Seth aforesaid hath been absent for Divers years my mind is that what I have given to him be after a Division of my Estate lodged Equally in the hands of the other three (viz) Isaac, Ebenezer and Abel, to be paid to him if he returns or be in ye land of ye living & if not my will is that they their Heirs & assigns Enjoy it forever, & to prevent Discord as to what each one's share shall be my will and meaning is yt each son shall have one seventh part of my whole Estate and each of my Daughters one fourteenth part to them, their Heirs and assigns forever (viz) Hannah Whitcomb, Mercy Stodder, Elizabeth Pitcher, Abigail Souther, Mary Blake & Lydia Kent. And further, my mind and will is that my Executors shall have liberty to sell my whole Estate, and to pay to each of their Brothers & Sisters their proportions upon a full apprisal after ye Death or marriage of their Mother, within one year after, and I do hereby nominate and appoint my Beloved wife & my two sons Isaac & Ebenezer to be ye Executors to this my last Will & Testament, & I do hereby utterly reveke, Disannull & Disallow all former Wills, Legacies & Bequests, ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my Last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Day & year first above written,

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Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced & Ordered by the said Ebenezer Kent to be his Last Will & Testament, in presence of

JOSHUA BATES, JR.,
ABIGAIL BATES, EBENEZER KENT.

SAMUEL CUSHING.
Proved : Dorchester, May 29, 1752.
Amount of Inventory, real and personal, was 305 £, II s.

They lived in that part of Hingham now called Cohasset, and were both interred in the Beachwood Cemetery at Cohasset. There is a tradition that he built the first house at what is called over the river in Cohasset.

The following are copied from the Hingham Record Books, and are perhaps not placed in exact order, as all of the birth dates were not found. But have been arranged with due regard to the father's will: presuming that he named the eldest first, and with reference to marriage dates and also to conform and harmonize with birth dates that were found.

Children of Ebenezer and Hannah (Gannet) Kent :

(34.) I, Hannah, b. probably about 1705, m. Israel Whitcomb, son of Israel and Mary Whitcomb, in 1725 or 6. He was born in Scituate in 1701.

35. 2, Mercy, b. probably about 1707: Her marriage is recorded as follows, viz. : Stephen Stodder, Jr., and Mercy Kent, daughter of Ebenezer Kent, were married Nov. 27, 1725, by the Rev. Nehemiah Hobart. Stephen Stodder, Jr., son of Stephen Stodder and Hannah, his wife, was born April 16, 1705, Their children were: Hannah, b. Sept. 4, 1730, Mercy, b. July 19, 1723, Rachel, b. Sept. 9, 1734, Samson, b. Jan. 16, 1737, Mary, b. Nov. 1, 1739, David, b. Oct. 17, 1741, Canterbury, Oct. 22, 1743, Ann, b. Oct. 2, 1745.

36. 3, Elizabeth, b. probably about 1710. In the Hingham Records we find the following, viz. : Eldakim Mayo of Boston and Elizabeth Kent of Hingham were married May 7, 1730, (wrong) by the Rev. Nehemiah Hobart. The same is found in the Boston Records, except the date is 1734 (right). In her father's will he says daughter Elizabeth Pitcher. She may have married ist Eldakin Mayo, and 2d a Pitcher, and perhaps a son of the Rev. Nehemiah Pitcher of Scituate.

37. 4, Susannah, b. probably about 1712, d. April 22, 1715, and may not have been a daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah Kent. She may have been the Susannah who was born Aug. 13, 1689. If so, then Ebenezer was her brother. (See 15)

(38). 5, Isaac, b. probably about 1715, m. ist Rachel Bates, Oct. 25, 1739, and removed to Nova Scotia.

(39). 6, Ebenezer, b. April 18, 1717, m. ist Sarah Wheaton, July 11, 1739. m. 2d Mrs. Sarah Stone.

40.7, Mary, b. probably about 1719. Have her marriage from the Hingham Records as follows, viz. : Joseph Blake and Mary Kent were married Aug. 31, 1743, by Mr. James Fowle,

41. 8, Seth, b. April 13, 1721. His father's will reads thus : Whereas my son Seth hath been absent for divers years, my mind is that what I have given be, after a division of my Estate, lodged equally in the Hands of the other three, viz., Isaac, Ebenezer and Abel, to be paid to him if he returns or be in the land of the living, etc. He probably was not married at date of his father's will, and may not have been alive.

42. 9, Abigail, b. March 29, 1723. She married Joseph Souther, Jr., son of Joseph and Content Souther, Oct. 22, 1744. Joseph Souther, Jr., was born Nov. 20, 1721. Their children were Elizabeth, b. May 17, 1748 ; Hannah, b. May 30, 1750 ; Lydia, b. June 22, 1752; John, b. Feb. 13, 1755, m. Deborah; Daniel, b. Feb. II, 1758, m. Grace; Asa, b. July 22, 1760 ; Laban, b. Nov. 9, 1762 ; Elijah, b. May 15, 1766.

43. 10, Lydia, b. April 24, 1725; unmarried at the date of her father's will

, as he calls her daughter Lydia Kent, (44) II, Dea. Abel, b. Aug. 7, 1730 ; lived in Cohasset ; m. Hannah Hobart, daughter of the Rev. Nehemiah Hobart.

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HANNAH KENT, (Ebenezer, John, Richard), daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah Kent of Hingham, Mass., was born, so William W. Whitcom says, in his Records of the Whitcom family, in 1704. She married Israel Whitcom of Scituate, Mass., about 1725 or 6. He was born in Scituate in 1701, and was a son of Israel and Mary Whitcom. She died in Cohasset, July 22, 1782, aged 78 years. He died there Feb. 19, 1787, aged 89 years, and were both interred in Beechwood Cemetery, Cohasset, Mass.

Their children were (Whitcom's):

45. 1, Israel, b. in 1727, d. March 29, 1737, of quinsy (sore throat)

46. 2, Hannah, b. in 1729, d. March 8, 1737, of quinsy (sore throat).

47. 3, Job, b. in 1731, d. March 27, 1737, of quinsy (sore throat).

48. 4, Elizabeth, b. in 1734, d. March 26, 1737, of quinsy (sore throat).

49.5; Israel, b. Feb. 20, 1738, at Cohasset, m. Achsah Lincoln in 1759. He d. June 4, 1814. She d. Sept. 17, 1811.

50. 6, Job, b. Sept. --, 1740, at Cohasset, m. Keziah Wheelwright. He d. Sept. 22, 1813. She d. Nov. 28, 1846,

51. 7. Jacob, b. Sept. --, 1740, at Cohasset, d. July 3, 1747.

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