Kent County, Delaware

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County Information
Established: 1683
Area: 586 Square Miles
2010 Census: 162,310
County Seat: Dover

Courthouse
1874 Kent County Courthouse

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AUGUST 2018
BIOS: Edward W. Lapham
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1883-Ice and Frost in May
MARRIAGES: Jones-Wright, Thompson-Sylvester
COURT: Ann Tilghman, Liston A. Houston, Thomas Smith
QUERY: Bennett-Masten Family
NEWS-CRIME: Robert Carpenter, John P. Benson & Evan Benson & Lemuel Wyatt

JULY 2018
NEWS-CRIME: William Lambertson, Cheney Clow
TOWNS: News-1868-No Lights
COURT: Ephraim Butcher, Daniel Webster, John B. Brinton
MARRIAGES: Hutchinson-Manlove, Vaughn-Manlove

JUNE 2018
PEOPLE: Isaac Handy, William Huffington, Samuel Hatfield, Edgar Harris, Thomas Harrington, Alfred L. Hudson, William M. Hope, Clarence W. Hazel, Samuel Maxwell Harrington
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS: F. W. Harper
NEWS-CRIME: Lewis Hansley (victim)

MAY 2018
MILITARY: Soldier News-Ernest A. Helms, Ralph T. Brown, William McVerry
VISITS: Grace Botts, Jennie Carney, Willard Turner, Harry Townsend, Mrs. John Harrison

APRIL 2018
PEOPLE: James Simister

MARCH 2018
OBITS: George Haines, John Jester

FEBRUARY 2018
FAMILIES: Rees Family Genealogy
WILLS: Jemima Rees, Jeremiah Rees, John Rees, Thomas Rees



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