Lewis B. Lent

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Lewis B. Lent
Lewis  Lent
Lewis B. Lent, c. 1870 Artist unknown, Oil on Canvas, detail SHS 97.40 Gift of Arthur McElroy
Personal details
Country United States

Title owner 1836-1837
Location at Brown & Lent Circus in United States

Title owner -
Location at Sands, Lent and Co American Circus in United States

Title animal trainer
Location at June, Titus, Angevine and Co in United States

Biography details

Lewis Brown Lent , circus director in United States

Born 1813 in United States dead 1887 in United States , son of director Benjamin Lent and other Belinda Brown .

Lewis Lent (1813-1887) was born and schooled in the town Somers, his father Benjamin Lent having been a partner of Hachaliah Bailey. Lewis grew up around menagerie animals and his early shows featured many animals, including the first troupe of camels in America.

At age 13 he was already employed in the family business, and soon after is recorded as working for June Titus and Angevine.

In 1835, at the age of 22, he joined Brown & Co. circus, with Oscar Brown, brother of and
successor to J. Purdy Brown. He became partner in Brown & Co. in 1836, most likely with funds from father Benjamin, and the circus became Brown & Lent Circus.

Lewis B. Lent s ancestral Ahnentafel:


Lewis B. Lent
Born: 1813

Benjamin Lent


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Belinda Brown

Born: 1792

Maternal Grandfather:
Nathan Brown

Born: 1756
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Hackaliah Brown
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Abigai Halstead
Maternal Grandmother:
Sarah Bailey

Born: 1759?-09-16
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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Lewis Brown Lent in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=1545. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories director | circus | Brown & Lent Circus | Lent family | Born 1813 | Dead 1887 | People from United States

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