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Martha Susan Parsley Kent
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Birth: Aug., 1852
Brown County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1931
Brown County
Indiana, USA

Martha was the daughter of Daniel and Eliza Parsley. She married Madison Kent on 17 Oct 1869 and they had twelve children, five of whom were living at time of her death.

Per information from Contributor Mark McCrady, Martha Kent was buried in unmarked grave at Crouch Cemetery and not in Duncan Cemetery as previously posted. It should be noted that her obituary, which follows, relates differently. Additionally, the burial location on her death record is not clearly legible and appears to read “Clau Dolpher Cemetery”.

Obituary from The Brown County Democrat (Nashville, Indiana) – 22 Jan 1931

Martha Kent, aged 82 years, a highly respected chirstian lady, died at the home of her son, Jas. Kent, in Johnson Township, Friday January 16, after a lingering illness.

Mrs. Kent was a life long citizen of this county. She was the widow of the late Madison Kent who preceded her in death.

She was the mother of twelve children, five of whom have preceded her in death. She is survived by four sons, Marion, Jas. And Pete, of this county, and Ben Kent, of Monroe county, and three daughters, Mrs. Bell Day, of Bloomington, and Mrs. Mamie Penrose and Mrs. Helen Bales, of this county.

Mrs. Kent was a faithful member of the Christian church, a kind and loving mother and will be sadly missed by her friends and loved ones.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Harley Lucas. Burial in the Schooner cemetery.


Mr. McCrady also provided the following:

Indiana State Board of Health Certificate of Death no 229 for Johnson Township, Brown County records that Martha Kent, age 81y 5m 2ds, died on January 16 1931 in Brown County. The cause of death was "Chronic Interstitial Nephritis". She was the daughter of Daniel Parsley,and Eliza Jane Brenton, and the widow of Madison Kent. The informant was James Kent of Bloomington Indiana. 
Family links: 
  Madison Kent (1849 - 1917)
  Eliza Ann Kent Henderson (1872 - 1917)*
  Belle Alice Kent Day (1874 - 1955)*
  Marian Kent Penrose (1881 - 1952)*
  Marion Kent (1881 - 1956)*
  James Blaine Kent (1886 - 1933)*
  Benjamin H Kent (1888 - 1969)*
  Peter Charles Kent (1891 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Crouch Cemetery
Gnaw Bone
Brown County
Indiana, USA
Created by: David Oxford
Record added: Mar 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50350901
Martha Susan <i>Parsley</i> Kent
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