Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Joseph Kent (1779-1837)
MSA SC 3520-1450

Governor of Maryland, 1826-1829 (Federalist, 1810-1815; Democratic-Republican, 1816-1833;
                                                            National Republican, 1833-1837)

Born:  January 14, 1779 in Calvert County1
Father:  Daniel Kent2
Mother:  Anne (Wheeler) Kent3
Marriage:  October 30, 1804 to Eleanor Lee Wallace; July 8, 1828 to Alice Contee Kent 4
Children:  Joseph, Jr., DeWitt, Wallace, Robert, Eleanor, Thomas, Sarah Fendall, Harriet A., Daniel, Jane Contee, Catherine Lloyd5
Education:  Philadelphia; studied medicine6
Religious affiliation:  Episcopalian7
Military service:
            Surgeon's mate, 34th Regiment, Maryland Militia, 1807
            Surgeon, 1809 (resigned)
            Major, Lietuenant colonel, and colonel of 2nd Maryland Militia cavalry8
Positions held:
            Practiced medicine, 1799, 1806
            Maryland Senate, 1815
            Director, C & O Canal Company, 1823
            Governor of Maryland, 1826-1829
            Maryland Senatorial elector, 18319
Died:  November 24, 1837 at "Rosemount," near Bladensburg, Prince George's County10
Burial:  "Rosemount"11

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