Kent (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of October 10, 2020:

  • Recruiting direct male-line descendants of Joseph Kent for NGS/WGS testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact Raymond T. Wing (email: wing.genealogist AT gmail DOT com)


First Generation

Joseph Kent was born in England about 1637.[1] and died Rehoboth 5 Sep 1704. While his parents are currently unknown, he had brothers Joshua & John. Joseph married at Swansea before 1665 to Susanna ______ Austin, widow of George Austin. They had four children: Joseph, Samuel, Joshua & Susanna

Second Generation

Joseph Kent (II) was born at Swansea about 1665. He married Dorothy Brown. They had seven children: Lydia, John, Joseph, Dorothea, Mary, Susanna & Hezekiah.

(Ens.) Samuel Kent was born Swansea 23 Mar 1668 and died Barrington RI 15 May 1737. He married Desire Cushman and they had at least two children: Hannah & Josiah.

Joshua Kent was born Taunton about 1672 and died Barrington, RI 14 Aug 1725. He married Mary Toogood and had six daughters: Sarah, Hannah, Susanna, Lydia, Mary & Bethiah.

DNA results

Current results

The Kent Family & DNA Project currently does not publish their DNA results online.

NGS/WGS testing

Y-DNA descendant(s) of Joseph Kent need to publicly disclose their Y-DNA results in order to place their family.

External links & References

Briggs, L. Vernon, Genealogies of the Different Families Bearing the Name of Kent in the United States: Together with Their Possible English Ancestry A.D. 1295-1898Rockwell and Churchill Press, Boston, MA 1898
  1. He deposed 19 Mar 1653 aged 16