Elijah Bent (1739 - c.1795)

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Birthplace: Sudbury, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
Death: Died in NS, Canada
Managed by: Steven Kelley
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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.

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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