An American Family History

Marian Amanda Ricketts Kent


Ricketts is also spelled Rickeots, Rickeotts, Rickett, Rickets, Ricket, Rickel, Rickle, Rickels, and Rickles.


Illinois became a state in 1818. A large influx of American settlers came in the 1810s by the Ohio River.

Marian Amanda Ricketts Kent was born on June 19, 1848 in Cazenovia, Woodford County, Illinois. Her parents were William Ricketts and Harriet Dean.

She married William Alexander Kent on November 16, 1870. William was born in December 17, 1841 in Ohio.

Marian and William's children included:
Flora Estella Kent Clark (1871, married Lewis Ebenezer Clark),
Leslie C. Kent (1873),
Lewis Austin Kent (1876, married Rosa Gilfillan),
Archibald Vernon Kent (1879, married Clara Louisa Gillfillan),
Berton Guy Kent (1884, married Lillian May Taylor),
Gertrude M. Kebt (1889) and
Morva M. Kent (1893).

Amanda died when she was 58 in Chillicothe, Woodford County, Illinois on May 1, 1907. William died on June 9, 1919 in Chillocothe. They are buried at Chillicothe City Cemetery.


Children of William Ricketts
and Elizabeth Oxley

  • Celia Ricketts Holmes
  • John Ricketts
  • Eli Ricketts
  • Mary Ann Ricketts Planck Clutter
  • Isaac Ricketts
  • William Ricketts
  • Prior Ricketts
  • Eliza Ricketts
  • James Ricketts
  • Elizabeth Ricketts
  • William Ricketts
    and Harriet Dean

  • Garrett Larew Ricketts
  • Robert L. Ricketts
  • Sarah L. Ricketts Edwards
  • Isabella Ricketts King
  • Samuel Lowe Ricketts
  • Susanna Ricketts
  • Marian Amanda Ricketts Kent
  • George Washington Ricketts
  • Andrew Jackson Ricketts
  • Noah J. Ricketts
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