Descendants of Helmer B Kent
Generation No. 1
1. Helmer B. 1 KENT was born 18 March 1799 in New York, and died 27 March 1880 in Ellenburgh, Clinton, New York. He married Sarah MOORE.
Notes for Helmer B KENT: This information came from the family history page of John 9 Bigelow who was married to Susie T. Kent. Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Ellenburgh Center, Clinton, NY, next to his wife Sarah. According to the obituary, he was "Reverend". But, according to the 1860 census record, his occupation is shown as Blacksmith.
Children of Helmer B. KENT and Sarah MOORE are:
i. Mary Ellen KENT, b. Abt. 1840.
Notes for Mary Ellen KENT: This information came from 1860 census records showing that Mary Ellen was 20 years old.
ii. Caroline KENT, b. Abt. 1843.
Notes for Caroline KENT: This information came from an 1860 census record showing Caroline as being 17 years old.
iii. Sanford Leroy KENT, b. 23 August 1844, New York; d. 20 October 1914, Lebanon, Linn, Oregon. This is the ancestor of Ward KENT email@example.com
iv. Henry KENT, b. Abt. 1847.
Notes for Henry KENT: This information came from an 1860 census record. It is hard to tell if the name is Henry or Harry and it showed him as 13 years old.
v. Susie T. KENT, b 31 Jan 1853; d 7 Nov 1921 in Ellenburgh Center, Clinton co, NY.
Notes for Susie T. KENT: d 7 November 1921 in Ellenburgh Center, Clinton, NY. Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Ellenburgh Center, Clinton co, NY not far from her parents.
vi. William KENT, b. Abt. 1854.
Notes for William KENT: This information came from an 1860 census record showing William was 6 years old.
The following are names from Ellenburgh sources??:
Judson Kent b 1846;
Dora Kent b 1862;
Lenora Kent b 1859;
Dannie Kent b 1891
Sanford Leroy 2 KENT (Helmer B.1) was born 23 August 1844 in New
York, and died
20 October 1914 in Lebanon, Linn, Oregon. He married FANNIE M BISHOP Abt. 1867 in
New York, daughter of Jefferson BISHOP and Frances TOMLINSON.
Notes for Sanford Leroy KENT: Died of Diabetic Gangrene (from death certificate).
Also, served in the Civil War. Company M, 15th Regiment, N.Y Cavalry
Notes for Fannie M. BISHOP: Died of Myocardial degeneration and Arterial
From a note on the death certificate, they lived in Portland about 10 years (from about 1922).
Children of Sanford KENT and Fannie BISHOP are:
i. Alfred 3 KENT, b. 25 June 1868, New York; d. 07 February 1932, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.
Notes for Alfred KENT: Note on death certificate indicates that Fred died of Traumatic fracture of the skull with diffuse subdermal hemmorhage and that he had been struck by an automobile on 6 February 1932. The death certificate also indicated that there was an autopsy performed.The death certificate also indicated that he was single.
ii. Willie KENT, b. Abt. 1873, Iowa; d. ??.
iii. Leslie Beecher KENT, b. Abt. 1879, Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa; d. 02 June 1947, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.
Leslie Beecher 3 KENT (Sanford Leroy 2, Helmer B.1 KENT ) was born Abt. 1879 in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, and died 02 June 1947 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon. He married (1) Mae. He married (2) Sarah Elizabeth ALLEN See Notes, daughter of Thomas ALLEN and Lucy HUGHES.
Notes for Leslie Beecher KENT: Buried in family plot in Lebanon. Date of
death is probably correct - information from gravestone via telephone conversation
in 1981. However, gravestone notes that he was 66 which would make birth
According to some information found (document #xxxxx) in the Oregon State Grange Office in March, 1997, Leslie was listed as joining the Russellville Grange in the quarter ending March, 1937. His place of residence was listed at that time as 4511 S.E. Gladstone (I know this to be in Portland, OR because my family and I lived there with him for a short time).
He was then shown as the Master of the Russellville (OR) Grange in 1944 and again in 1946 (see document #xxxx, his place of residence was listed as Route9, Box 1793 in 1944 and then as Route 9, Box 2875 in 1946). Also, in document #xxxx, he was listed in the Grange records as being deceased in June, 1947. His place of residence was listed as 54 N.E. Miekle (or Mickle) Place; no city listed - this needs to be checked out further.
Notes for Mae: Little is known or recalled by anyone regarding Leslie Kent's second marriage. This occurred sometime in the mid- to late-40's.
Notes for Sarah Elizabeth ALLEN: Information obtained from death certificate. Copy of death certificate is in files. (Document #xxxx). Went by the name Elizabeth. Did not like to be called Liz or any other nickname and named each of her children names that could not typically have nicknames. Died of tuberculosis.
Children of Leslie KENT and Sarah ALLEN are:
i. Myrtle Fern 4 KENT, b. 02 January 1902, Iowa; d. Deceased; m. W. Leigh ANDERSON.
Notes for Myrtle Fern KENT: Unconfirmed information. Always went by the name Fern.
Notes for W. Leigh ANDERSON: Committed suicide. Best information from Zorka RADEL (KENT) is that he committed suicide because Fern asked for a divorce. She had fallen in love with someone new (Dr. Burt Woods).
ii. Ward Beecher KENT , sr., b. 27 September 1914, Shedd, Linn, Oregon, USA; d. 04 March 1953, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA.
iii. Wayne KENT, b. See Notes; d. Deceased.
Notes for Wayne KENT: Unconfirmed: Died at about 5 years of age. buried at a Masonic Cemetery in Lebanon, OR. A note showed the number 176-1 (unknown what this means or what it may be used for).
Ward Beecher 4 KENT , sr., son of Leslie Beecher 3, (Sanford Leroy 2, Helmer B. 1 ) KENT, was born 27 September 1914 in Shedd, Linn, Oregon, USA, and died 04 March 1953 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA. He married (1) Alice METLINGER Abt. 1932. He married (2) Zorka Dolores RADEL 29 May 1935 in Stevenson, Skamania, Washington, USA, daughter of Joseph RADEL and Gerolima BANICH.
Notes for Ward Beecher KENT , sr.: Buried in plot #??? - Rose City Cemetary, Portland, Oregon
Notes for Alice METLINGER: Ward Beecher KENT Sr. was married shortly out of or during his senior year in high school to this person but, according to Zorka RADEL (KENT), the marriage was annulled or otherwise dissolved by her family. This family, at the time, were one of the owners of Blitz-Weinhard Brewery.
All information provided by Zorka Radel (KENT) and unverified.
Notes for Zorka Dolores RADEL: The name Zorka comes from a Russian Empress whom she was named for.
Children of Ward KENT and Zorka RADEL are:
i. Ward Beecher 5 KENT , jr., b. 02 October 1936, Portland, Multnomah,
m. Janet Sue BALLY, 12 July 1958, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.
ii. Stephanie Radel KENT, b. 14 March 1946, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon,
m. Michael David HUFFMAN, Abt. 1965, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA.
1. To update my e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. To find out if anywhere in your family records (or through “family legend”) there is any information on where the name Helmer came from. Also, do you know of any information from your G-Grandmother’s (Susie) records that tell anymore about her father, Helmer B.? Does anyone know what the middle initial stands for? My grandfather, dad and I each have the middle name Beecher and I am wondering if there is any connection there. Helmer B. and his family have been a real brick wall. I can’t seem to find ANY information on whom he is descended from. There were a number of Kents with the name Helmer so there was some obvious connection there
Anyway, I truly appreciate the help you have given
me in the past and would love to hear anything else you may know (or suspect).
James from Hampshire Co. VA
Silas born June 9,1782 in NJ d. OH and m. Olive West b. Conn d. Iowa
Hiram Kent b. OH. m. Miranda Harrington b. Vermont both died in OH
Cicero Kent b. OH m. Margaret Morford b. Delaware both died in OH
Albert Kent b. OH. m. Edith Poling b. OH both died in OH
Roy Kent b. OH. m. Hazel Hildreth b. OH both died in OH
Donald Kent b. OH m. Shirley Kent b. OH both living
Dwight Kent b. OH m. Belinda Lambour b. OH both living
we have two sons
Kyle Kent b. OH m. Jacylin Sewell b. OH both living
Michael Kent still living
Do you have any information on Bigelow Cemetery in Madison Co. Ohio or
Kent's buried there? Belinda Kent