Lent Burial Vault in LeRoy was visited and the grounds were
found to be in nice condition, tall grass, but no brush or briers
growing on it. A larger plot is enclosed on an iron fence, which
is set in a cut stone base. The mound covering the vault is
surrounded, except for the entrance to the vault, with a similar
fence. However, the only inscription was, "John Lent 1848" over
the entrance to the vault.
letter to the Woodward Memorial Library inquiring for information
as to who was interred therein was passed on the Dr. Frances
Witmer who kindly sent the following information:
family burial ground was on the property and Captain John Lent
built and had all bodies interred therein:
and mother of Capt. Lent:
White Lent, wife of John d. January 20, 1829, @ 92y. Her remains
rest here, but her husband, John, b. October 1, 1783, d. August
10, 1805 in his 82y at Easton, Washington County, NY. He is
buried in the old Tarrytown Cemetery.
"Reader, behold and shed a tear,
Think on the dust that slumbers here,
And think while you read the fate of me,
Think on the glass that runs for thee."
John, b. in Easton, NY, May 8, 1783, d. in LeRoy, NY, June 10,
1861, @ 78y 1m 2d
His first wife, Lydia Howland, b. in Dartmouth, Mass., in 1781,
d. February 6, 1856, @ 75y
His second wife, Olive Armstrong, d. November 13,1867, @ 58y
Capt. John and Lydia (Howland) Lent's son: John Howland, d.
June 21, 1862, @ 31y
Harriet (Bailey), his widow, married for her second husband,
Calvin Fitch Bissell, b. March 9, 1818, d. December 11, 1898.
Harriet (Bailey) Lent Bissell, 1831-February 1920
Lucy Millard, daughter of John Howland, b. July 2, 1856, d.
April 26, 1906, unmarried.
John Lent's sisters:
(Lent), wife of Joseph Cook, d. July 18, 1838, @ 68y 9m
Elizabeth, (Lent) Valleau and wife of Seth Mills, d. February
28, 1846, @ 70y
John Valleau, d. July 30, 1816, @ 38y
Catherine, wife of Joseph Tompkins, d. February 6, 1847, @ 73y
Joseph Tompkins, d. in Troy, NY, March 17, 1813, @ 43y
of Calvin Fitch Bissell and his first wife (not Mrs. Lent):
John Fitch Bissell, 1870, 1882
An infant of Dix Bissell and Maude Lee Bissell, daughter of
Dr. Lee of Rochester, NY.