Name: Martha Bent
Birth: ABT 1645 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts?
Death: 29 AUG 1680 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Information regarding the Howe/How, Goodnow/Goodenow and Barnes famili
es is contained in the following documents: "Goodenows Who Originat
ed in Sudbury, Massachusetts, 1638 A.D.," by Theodore James Fleming Banva
rd (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore 1994); Marlborough Vital Records; Sudbu
ry Vital Records; "The History of Sudbury, Massachusetts, 1638-1898," by A
lfred Sereno Hudson (Sudbury Press, Sudbury, MA 1898); "New England Marria
ges Prior to 1700," by Clarence Almon Torrey (Geneaological Pub. Co., Balt
imore 1985); New England Historical and Genealogical Record, 49:65, 32:40
9, 48:288; "The Pioneers of Massachusetts," by Charles Henry Pope (Bost
on 1900); "Founders of Early American Families," by Meridith Colket; and "
History of the Town of Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts," by Charl
es Hudson (Boston 1862).
Reference: John F. Chandler, Carl Hommel, Yates Publishing.
See also "Newsletter: Jabez Olmsted of Ware," Pub. & Ed. Carlton O. Homm
el Vol. 2, Issue 2, April 1999, p. 7-8.
Reference: "A History of Framington, Massachusetts," by William Berry (18
47 Boston) at p. 182 providing that John receivend land in Sudbury Massach
usetts in 1639, that he was later a selectman in Sudbury and that he recei
ved a commission to assign timber in 1641. He apparently served in the mi
litia or in a military type unit under Major Simon Willard as John was lis
ted as a trooper in Dedham, Massachusetts on November 11, 1654. It lis
ts that his wife was Martha; however, no last name is listed for Mart
ha in this reference. This source goes to provide that John and Martha Be
nt had the following children: Peter, who married Elizabeth; John; Josep
h, who married Elizabeth; Agnes, who married Edward Rice; and Martha, w
ho married Samuel Howe. It is difficult to read, but it appears that Jose
ph Bent, John's son, was accidently killed by a pistol shot by either h
is brother, Peter or Peter's son Peter in 1675.
Father: John Bent b: NOV 1596 in Penton-Grafton, Hampshire, England (Weyhill Parish)
Mother: Martha b: ABT 24 SEP 1598 in Penton-Grafton, Hampshire, England (Weyhill Parish)
Samuel (Howe) How b: 20 OCT 1642 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts
5 JUN 1663
in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts
- Lydia (Howe) How
- John (Howe) How b: 24 JUL 1664 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
- Mary (Howe) How b: 2 MAR 1664/65 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts
- Samuel (Howe) How b: 19 MAY 1668 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
- Martha (Howe) How b: 9 OCT 1669 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
- Daniel (Howe) How b: 9 OCT 1672 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
- David (Howe) How b: 2 NOV 1674 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
- Hannah Howe b: 6 APR 1677 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts