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Henry J. Brent


Centurion, 1848–1850s

Full Name Henry Johnson Brent

Born c. 1811 in Washington, District of Columbia

Died 3 August 1880 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, New York

Proposed by L. G. Clark

Elected 6 October 1848 at about age thirty-seven

Archivist’s Note: One published source gives a date of birth of 6 May 1816, but his age at death was listed as sixty-nine years on his New York City death certificate and his first marriage was in January 1834, which would suggest the earlier birth year. He likely resigned or was dropped from the rolls between 1851 and 1854.