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Thomas William Brent

Male 1808 - 1875  (67 years)


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  • Name Thomas William Brent 
    Born 20 Feb 1808  Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1860  Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Military 1825 - 1865  [4
    Brent was a career officer in the United States Navy from 1825 to 1861. He assumed his first command in 1857, the U.S.S. Marion. With the outbreak of hostilities in 1861, he resigned his commission and took up the confederate command of the Pensacola navy yard. In October 1863, Brent became the commander of confederate naval operations west of the Mississippi. 
    Veterans: Confederate
    Veterans: Confederate

    We are a band of brothers, and native to the soil,
    Fighting for our Liberty with treasure, blood and toil;
    And when our rights were threaten'd, the cry rose near and far,
    Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag, that bears a Single Star!


    The Bonnie Blue Flag
    Harry Macarthy
    Residence 1870  Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 10 Nov 1875  Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Michael's Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave memorial for Thomas William Brent
    Findagrave memorial for Thomas William Brent
    Created by: Jean Whelan Booton
    Record added: May 09, 2012
    Photographed
    Find A Grave Memorial# 89869379
    Person ID I15450  Dickinson
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2015 

    Family Merced Gonzalez,   b. 19 Sep 1824, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1919, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1841  Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    +1. Daniel Gonzalez Brent,   b. 17 Apr 1842, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1918, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
     2. Anna Pauline Brent,   b. 29 Apr 1844, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1922, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
     3. William Thomas Brent,   b. 23 Feb 1846, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1899, Kirkwood, St Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Francis Celestino Brent,   b. 12 May 1848, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1914, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     5. Catherine Irene Brent,   b. 27 Mar 1850, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1912, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Birth]
     6. Mary Ella Brent,   b. 14 Mar 1852, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1918, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [Birth]
     7. Mary Bertha Brent,   b. 23 Oct 1854, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1903, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [Birth]
     8. Robert Johnson Brent,   b. 22 Jul 1856, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1922, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     9. Mary Eveline Brent,   b. 3 Aug 1858, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1950, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F3810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Feb 1808 - Washington, District of Columbia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jul 1841 - Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Nov 1875 - Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Michael's Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S033987] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca. 1775-2006, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator. .
      Name: Thomas William Brent
      Service Info.: US ARMY MEXICAN WAR, CIVIL WAR
      Birth Date: 20 Feb 1808
      Death Date: 10 Nov 1875
      Cemetery: St Michaels Cem
      Cemetery Address: Pensacola, FL 32503

    2. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850), Census Place: Pensacola, Escambia, Florida; Roll: M432_58; Page: 126A; Image: 247.
      Name: Thomas W Brent
      Age: 39
      Birth Year: abt 1811
      Birthplace: District of Columbia
      Home in 1850: Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, USA
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 68

      Thomas W Brent 39
      Merced G Brent 26
      Daniel Brent 8
      Paulin Brent 6
      William Brent 4
      Celestine Brent 2
      Catharine I Brent 0
      J M Scarritt 34
      June Scarritt 24
      Maria Scarritt 6
      Masonn Scarritt 4

    3. [S014287] 1860 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860), Census Place: Pensacola, Escambia, Florida; Roll: M653_106; Page: 365; Image: 370; Family History Library Film: 803106.
      Name: Thomas W Brent
      Age: 52
      Birth Year: abt 1808
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birth Place: District of Columbia
      Home in 1860: Pensacola, Escambia, Florida
      Post Office: Pensacola
      Family Number: 101

      Thomas W Brent 52
      Merced Brent 36
      Daniel E Brent 18
      Pauline Brent 16
      William T Brent 14
      Celestina Brent 12
      Irene Brent 10
      Ella Brent 8
      Mary Bertha Brent 6
      Robert Johnson Brent 4
      Everline Brent 2

    4. [S191] Civil War Biographies from the Western Waters, Myron J Smith, (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 2015), 30.

    5. [S013899] 1870 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1870), Census Place: Pensacola, Escambia, Florida; Roll: M593_129; Page: 598B; Image: 344; Family History Library Film: 545628.
      Name: T W Brent
      Age in 1870: 62
      Birth Year: abt 1808
      Birthplace: District of Columbia
      Home in 1870: Pensacola, Escambia, Florida
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Pensacola

      T W Brent 62
      Merced Brent 46
      D G Brent 28
      Pauline Brent 26
      W T Brent 24
      Francis C Brent 22
      Irene Brent 20
      Ella Brent 16
      May Brent 14
      Robert Brent 13
      Eva Brent 12
      Sarah Humphreys 45
      Pick Joiner 8

    6. [S016998] Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001 , Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006 ), Source: Dodd, Jordan R, et. al., Early American Marriages: Florida to 1850.