Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Joseph LENT
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Sheshequin 1777-1902; C. F. Heverly; pub. 1902, Towanda, PA. p.197-199. 

Joseph LENT 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 Gore.

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