Is your surname Bent?

Research the Bent family

Elijah Bent's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Elijah Bent

Birthplace: Sudbury, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
Death: Died in NS, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Elijah Bent and Susannah Stone
Husband of Mehitable Bent
Partner of Dorcas Prentice
Father of James N Bent; Eliphal Bent and Walter Bent
Brother of Silas Bent; Joel Bent; Dorcas Bent; Susannah Bent; Stephen Bent and 3 others

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:
view all 18

Immediate Family

About Elijah Bent

Elijah Bent attended Harvard, class of 1762, but left shortly before he would have matriculated. He was reported as "having gone to Nova Scotia where apparently he died early." E.C. Wright's Planters and Pioneers has Elijah Bent in Horton in 1768. He is also

listed in Cumberland where his brother-in-law Simon Newcomb lived (Amherst). He is listed as a trader.

Elijah Bent had a history of conflicts with authority in Nova Scotia when he was accused of several assaults, including one on his first wife. He had two illegitimate children by Dorcas Prentice. He disappears from Nova Scotia Records in about 1780. No death record has been

found for him. In 26 Jun 1765 he is listed as an immigrant from NS to Boston along with a woman named Caty Macklentick.

view all

Elijah Bent's Timeline

October 7, 1739
Sudbury, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
July 13, 1767
Age 27
Horton, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada
Age 31
Age 31
Age 55
NS, Canada