Kent, Moody, 1779-1866

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Moody Kent was born at Kent's Island, Massachusetts, on April 22, 1779, the son of Joseph Kent and Jane Moody. He had multiple siblings, including Amos (1774-1824), Paul, Jane, and Sarah. After studying at the Dumner Academy in Newbury, Massachusetts, he attended Harvard University, graduating in 1801. Kent entered the legal profession, and he was admitted to the New Hampshire bar in 1804. He practiced law in Deerfield, New Hampshire (1804-1809) and Concord, New Hampshire (1809-1832) until his retirement in 1832. He then traveled around the northeast and settled in Pembroke, New Hampshire, where he resided and worked as a property manager from 1841-1865. A lifelong bachelor, Moody Kent died in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, on February 1, 1866.

From the guide to the Moody Kent collection, Kent, Moody collection, 1771-1860, 1798-1860, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Moody Kent collection 1771-1860 1798-1860 Kent, Moody collection William L. Clements Library
creatorOf Kent family. Kent family correspondence, 1802-1866. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Howe, Zadoc, 1777-1852. Letters from Zadok Howe, 1812-1827 (inclusive). Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
referencedIn Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861. ALS : to Moody Kent, Esq., 1836 Feb. 27. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Atwood, Moses G. Letter : Alton, [Illinois], to Moody Kent, 1861 Feb. 10. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Kent family correspondence, 1802-1866 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Appleton, Ebenezer. Ebenezer Appleton papers, 1803-1804. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
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correspondedWith Appleton, Ebenezer. person
associatedWith Atherton, Charles H. (Charles Humphrey), 1773-1853 person
associatedWith Atwood, Moses G. person
associatedWith Harvard University. corporateBody
associatedWith Howe, Zadoc, 1777-1852. person
associatedWith Kent, Amos. person
associatedWith Kent family family
associatedWith Kent family. family
associatedWith Kent, Jane. person
associatedWith Kent, Joseph. person
associatedWith Kent, Paul. person
associatedWith Kent, Sarah. person
associatedWith Parker, A. A. (Amos Andrew), 1791-1893 person
correspondedWith Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861. person
associatedWith Webster, Ezekiel, 1780-1829 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Newbury (Mass.)
United States
Finance, Personal


Birth 1779

Death 1866



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