Thomas William Brent

Thomas William Brent

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Death 10 Nov 1875 (aged 67)
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Burial Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 89869379 · View Source
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Thomas William Brent, (father of Daniel Gonzalez Brent); born Washington, D.C, in 1808, appointed from Florida; son of William and Catherine Brent; previous service in the United States Navy, entering the service on March 1, 1825; married Merced Gonzales, of Pensacola, Florida, and the couple had eight children born between 1842 and 1858; resigned, January 19, 1861, and entered the Confederate States Navy, June 26, 1861; ordered, on March 18, 1861, to proceed to the Navy Yard at Warrington, Florida, and to report to captain Randolph, for duty as commander of the Yard; involved in the action (assisting in the transportation of Confederate Army troops), at Santa Rosa Island, Florida, October 8 and 9, 1861; appointed commander, October 23, 1862, to rank from March 26, 1861; commander at the Pensacola Navy Yard, Florida, 1861 – 1862; commanded the Georgia and South Carolina Naval station, based at Savannah, in 1862; served in the Mobile Squadron, 1863-1864; commanded CSS Savannah, Savannah Squadron, 1864; after the destruction of his vessel, December 21, 1864, he proceeded on a march to Hardeeville, and then to Charleston, South Carolina, where he arrived December 23, 1864; sent aboard the receiving ship at Charleston; captured and paroled aboard the flagship Stockdale, at Mobile, Alabama, May 22, 1865; died November 10, 1875. [Florida Confederate Card File; Hartman's Florida Rosters, 1, 76; Register1863; ORN 1, 15, 732; 1, 16, 484 and 2, 1, 320 & 323; ORA 1, 6, chapter 16 and 1, 44; 36th Congress Report 24; Charleston (South Carolina) Mercury dated Wednesday, December 18, 1861; Confederate Navy subject file, R – Prisoners and Prisons, RL - Paroles, A-W, page 15; Confederate Navy subject file, X – Supplies, XN- Naval stores afloat, Stores for ships (April, 1862 – December, 1863), page 359; Confederate Navy subject file P – Bases, Naval (including Navy Yards and Stations; PB – Administration of stations; Columbia - Pensacola, page 766; The Critic (Richmond, Virginia) dated Sunday, April 14, 1889, page 3.]

Thanks Terry Foenander #46909316 for the above information.

Thomas W. Brent wed Miss Merced Gonzalez -- 12 Jul 1841 S. Y. Guinand, Prêtre Officiating -- Rites of Catholic Church (St. Mich); Book A-137.
Source: "Transcribed Marriage Records of Escambia County, Florida from 1820 through 1900". Published in 2009 by the West Florida Genealogical Society.



Inscription

Commander US and CS Navies

Commandant
Pensacola Confederate Pensacola Navy Yard
26 March 1861 - 9 May 1862


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  • Created by: Jean Booton
  • Added: 9 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89869379
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas William Brent (20 Feb 1808–10 Nov 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89869379, citing Saint Michael's Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Jean Booton (contributor 47449737) .