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Andrew Kent

Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Death: March 6, 1836 (42)
The Alamo, Republic of Texas (Killed at the Battle of the Alamo)
Place of Burial: San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Kent and Lucy Kent
Husband of Elizabeth Kent
Father of Louisa Neomi Billings
Brother of Robert Charles Kent; Thomas Kent; Isaac Kent, Jr.; Lewis Dozier Kent; Lucinda Kent and 6 others

Occupation: Private in the Gonzales Ranging Company of Mounted Volunteers, Died battle of the Alamo, Kent Co. TX named for him
Managed by: Susan Kathleen Horn
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About Andrew Kent

KENT, ANDREW (ca. 1798–1836). Andrew Kent, Alamo defender, son of Isaac and Lucy (Hopkins) Kent, was born in Kentucky in the late 1790s. In 1816 he married Elizabeth Zumwalt of Kentucky in Montgomery County, Missouri. Later, he and his family immigrated to Texas and settled in Gonzales, where Kent farmed and may have also done carpentry. On February 23, 1836, he and his son, David, were mustered into the Gonzales Ranging Company of Mounted Volunteers. Kent rode to the relief of the Alamo with this group and arrived on March 1, 1836. His son stayed behind in Gonzales. Kent died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836. Kent County, established in 1876, was named for him.


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Andrew Kent's Timeline

Pennsylvania, United States
Age 28
March 6, 1836
Age 42
Republic of Texas
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States