Some researchers show his birth as Highland Mills, Orange, New York.
Found him on the 1860 Naugatuck, New Haven, Connecticut census (img 6) as Robert Lent
age 32, Foreman in Cotton Mill. Born New York.
Found him on the 1870 Saugerties, Ulster, New York census (img 95) as Robert Lent
age 43, brick maker. Born Ireland. Also in his household are 10 men ages 13 to 61, 'Works on Brick yard'.
Found him on the 1880 Glasco, Ulster, New York census (dist 155 img 7) as Robert Lent
age 52, Brick Maker.
Found him on the 1900 Saugerties, Ulster, New York census (dist 129 img 29) as Robert Lent
age 72, brick maker. Born New York. Father, mother born New York.
Robert Lent, an aged resident of Glasco, and a man widely known and universally beloved and regarded, died at his home about 7:00 o’clock Wednesday morning, pneumonia bringing on his end.
Mr. Lent was nearly 88 years old and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William. E. Finger, Sr., of Saugerties and four sons, John W., of Glasco, George H., of Seattle, Washington, and Davis C., and William of Beacon.
Mr. Lent was a brickmaker and operated a yard at Glasco for nearly a half century. He was a member of the town board of Saugerties, having served as Justice of Peace for several years, and held the office up to his demise. Mr. Lent’s death will be generally regretted by a multitude of friends. - Kingston Freeman January 25, 1916.