Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Sheshequin 1777-1902; C. F. Heverly; pub. 1902,
Towanda, PA. p.197-199.
Submitted by Pat HITTLE Gore
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JOSEPH LENT, a soldier of the War of 1812, who was a son of Henry
LENT, one of the Rome pioneers, was born near Peekskill, NY, May 22, 1786.
He came to this county with his father's family in 1798. On the 17th of
October, 1805, he was united in marriage with Mary Ann, daughter of John
and Ann (HINMAN) JOHNSON ----- pioneers of Wysox. Soon after his marriage
he settled on Pond Hill, where he continued to reside till 1835 when he
removed to Hornbrook. In activie life Mr. LENT was both farmer and mechanic.
He spent his last years with his son, William J., where he died March 3,
1869. His wife, born December 30, 1785, died August 5, 1855. The children
of Joseph and Mary Ann LENT were: Harry, Barbara, Anna, Hiram C., William
J., Polly A.,Catherine and Juliana. Harry, born September 2, 1806, married
Anna, daughter of Jesse SMITH, removed to Potter County, Pa., where he
died April 15, 1866. Barbara, born August 2, 1808, married William Henry
HUMMEL of Wysox, removed to Illinois and died in Kansas. Anna, born January
10, 1811, married Jesse SMITH, died at Shores Hill, June 23, 1850. Hiram
Crauf, born February 26, 1813, died unmarried in Sheshequin, March 3, 1839.
Polly Ann, born October 8, 1818 was a milliner, she went to Illinois, married
a Mr. O'KANE and died in that state. Catherine, born February 21, 1821
Married Freeman SHORES of Sheshequin, removed to Illinois where she died.
Juliana, born October 26, 1825, married Coline JENNINGS of Sheshequin,
removed West and died in Iowa. *William Johnson, the third son, was born
July 16, 1815, on the King Place in Wysox. He became a resident of Sheshequin
in 1835, which town, excepting an interim of about two years, has since
been his home. In 1837 he was united in marriage with Harriet N., a daughter
of Abraham B. GORE. He purchased and moved to what is now knows as the
H. H. Johnson place in April 1844. The Johnson residence was erected by
him and opened as a hotel in 1849 and continued as a house of entertainment
for six years. Mr. LENT then engaged in lumbering and farming. He took
an active part in the "old trainings," and was commissioned by Governor
Porter captain of militia. His first vote was cast for Harrison in 1836,
and he has voted at each succeeding presidential election since. He filled
the office of justice of the peace for fifteen years, besides various other
local offices. He is one of the oldest Odd Fellows in the county, having
been a member of Valley Lodge since 1853. "Uncle William," as he is familiarly
known, is a genial old gentleman liked by everybody. He possesses a most
accurate and retentive memory of incidents and families of severty years
ago, and old and young alike deligh in listening to his accounts of pioneer
days. Mrs. LENT died in 1855, since which time Mr. LENT has made his home
with his son. Hiram B. His only daughter, Mary, is the wife of G.L. DECKER.
C. F. HEVERLY was a editor of the Bradford Star & is the author
of a number of historical books in that area of Pa. Submitted by Pat HITTLE
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