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Henry J. Brent

Writer/Gentleman

Centurion, 1848–1851

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.