Fellow Kent researcher, Gayle Kent, sent me the following information in a letter dated 10 Apr 1997:
"John H. Kent married Elizabeth B. Fisackerly on July 30, 1844 in Carroll County, Mississippi.He lived a few miles north-east of Winona [present-day Montgomery County MS].John bought 3,200 acres in Sunflower County in 1880.He paid from 50 cents to $2.50 an acres.The tract was wild land that lay along the Quiver River and extended up to the eastern limits of the present site of Doddsville [MS].John never lived on tis land but merely used it as a grazing ground for his cattle, many of which wre drowned in the 1882 flood.John and Elizabeth had nine children.
1.Susan J. Kent, born 1843, married 1. ? Pittman; 2. ? Chandler
2.Thomas J. Kent, born 1847, married Susanna Townsend
3.Lucy B. Kent, born 1849, married Green Stoker
4.Ann Elizabeth Kent, born 1851, married Tom Coleman
5.Luvenia H. Kent, born 1853, married Billie Sykes
6.Joseph Henry Kent, born 1855, married Cornelia Holmes
7.Sarah Kent, born 1857, married George Weissinger
8.Betty Kent, born 1859.Died between 1860-1870.
9.Mary Kent, born 1863."
In the book, "Fevers, Floods and Faith. A History of Sunflower County Mississippi" we find the following:
p. 348-349, Chapter Title, "Doddsville--The Last Incorporation", "Still
earlier than the Dodds brothers in the Doddsville community was John H. Kent
of Winona, who bought 3,200 acres in 1880.The tract, for which he paid 50
cents to $2.50 an acre, was described as wild land where bear wallows were a
common sight.This acreage lay along the Quiver River in a community that
was called Quiver; it encompassed the Young and Morrow and the Moss Fisackerly plantations and extended up to the eastern limits of the present site of Doddsville.According to one source, Mr. Kent never actually lived on this land but merely used it as a grazing ground for his cattle, many of which were drowned in the 1882 flood [cites source as Ruleville Record,
December 15, 1922.]This is possibly refuted by a personal item in the columns of an 1891 Sunflower Toscin, which reported that Miss Mary Kent of Winona had come to Quiver, as this settlement was known, to visit her father, John Kent, who was 'quite feeble.'The Kent and Fisackerly families, the latter also having a long association with Sunflower County, came from Mecklenburg County, Virginia, to Tennessee and then to Carroll County, Mississippi, about 1846.Several years later they settled in the Bethlehem community six miles from Winona in Montgomery County, whence came many ofDoddsville residents.
[next paragraph]..."On March 10 of that year  Thomas J. Kent, perhaps a son or younger brother of John Kent, was made postmaster."
p. 350, discussion of a trip made by Editor Adair [of the Sunflower Toscin] in 1889. "Stopping with T. J. Kent, he found John Kent 'sawing and selling large bills of lumber and getting ready to gin all the neighbors' cotton and girnd all the neighbors' corn.'"
[later paragraph] The Board of Supervisors established a voting precinct
for Quiver at Kent's Mill, and on October 5, 1894, three election commissioners were appointed.They were John H. Kent, T. J. Kent, and G. J. Weissenger." ...
[next paragraph] "Following Mr. Kent and Mr. Adair to the Doddsville area were other citizens of Montgomery County.In 1901 two of Mr. Kent's grandsons, Dr. J. E. Coleman and his brother, James T. (Jim) Coleman, joined the approximately fifty persons then making up the population of the
Hope some of this helps.