A.D. Kent

Ambrose Dudley Kent

Full Name: Ambrose Dudley Kent
Date of birth: March 31, 1838
Date of death: April 19, 1907

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 1 Aug 7, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1)     Beaumont / Jefferson   Chambers, Jefferson, Liberty, Orange

(1) Not present at organization of the House on 8/6/1866. A.D. Kent sworn 8/7/1866, p. 4. House Journal.

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House District 1
Aug 7, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870
Legislatures: 11th (1)  
Home City/County: Beaumont / Jefferson
Counties in district: Chambers, Jefferson, Liberty, Orange

(1) Not present at organization of the House on 8/6/1866. A.D. Kent sworn 8/7/1866, p. 4. House Journal.

Biographical Information top

Selected newspaper articles

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Company E, Spaight's Battalion, Infantry 2nd Lt., per widow's application. Ambrose Dudley Kent, death date 4/19/1907 in Harris County, widow Mrs. Louise M. Kent, marriage date 12/29/1875 in Jefferson County, death date 11/12/1924 in the home of daughter Celestine, Harris County. Pension File No. 26248, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, 21st Texas Infantry. Military grave marker, Ambrose Dudley Kent, birth date 3/31/1838, death date 4/19/1907, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Find a Grave.
  • 2nd Lieutenant, coastal defense unit in Jefferson County at Sabine Pass; Confederate States Army, 3rd Lieutenant, Company E, 11th Battalion of Texas Volunteers. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Ambrose D. Kent listed in Officers of the 21st Regiment, Company B (formerly Company E, Spaight's Battalion), 2nd Lieutenant, Jefferson County during the Civil War, and Muster Roll of Company "E," Spaight's Battalion, 2nd Lieutenant. A History of Jefferson County, Texas.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Ambrose D. Kent, Beaumont, Jefferson County, age 42, born circa 1838 in Kentucky, checking clk at sawmill, wife Matilda L., son Bede D.
    Census of 1900 - Ambrose D. Kent, Houston, Harris County, age 62, born March 1838 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Lanauza M., sons Barclay D. and Ambrose D., daughter Celestine E.
    Ambrose Dadley Kent, marriage to Druzilla McFaddin 1/11/1866 in Jefferson County. A.D. Kent, marriage to Lou M. Marble 12/26/1874 in Jefferson County. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 Texas Marriages, 1837-1973 Texas Marriages, 1837-1973
  • Election as state representative from the district including Jefferson, Liberty, Chambers, and Orange counties, served in Confederate army, Chapter 5, Jefferson County, p. 148. Grass-Roots Reconstruction in Texas, 1865-1880, 1997.
  • "Teachers often supplemented their income with other work; many later entered into law, politics, or journalism. In 1866 Drusilla McFaddin, daughter of rancher William McFaddin, married her tutor, Ambrose Dudley Kent. He later became a state representative." "Beaumont Education Had Humble Beginnings," by Judith Linsley, September 2015. Center for Regional Heritage Research, Stephen F. Austin State University.


  • Photograph. A.D. Kent, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

11th R.S. - 1866
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Enrolled Bills  
General Land Office, Select  
State Affairs  

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