On August 10, 1814. Franklin Township, later Kent, celebrated its first wedding. Neighbors from miles around gathered at noon at the home of Adam and Betsey Nighman to witness the marriage of their daughter Theresa to Christian Cackler, of Hudson. After the ceremony was performed, the wedding dinner was served—a substantial backwoods feast of beef, fowl and deer meat was held. Following the dinner there was a dance which lasted into the small hours of the morning. Christian Cackler went on to write “Recollections of an Old Settler”, the only existing record of how the early settlers lived and is still helpful to understanding Kent’s history today.

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