Thomas Kenton
Fictional Character
A Different Flesh
POD: C. 2.5-1.3 million years ago;
Relevant POD: c. 1492
Appearance(s): "Around the Salt Lick"
Type of Appearance: Direct POV
Species: Human
Nationality: English colonist in North America
Date of Birth: Mid 17th century
Occupation: Explorer, Soldier, Hunter
Relatives: Edward Wingfield (great-great-grandfather),
Anne Wingfield (great-great-grandmother),
Joanna Wingfield (great-grandmother)

Thomas Kenton was a scout from Virginia. In 1691, he and his sim companion Charles explored territory beyond the Virginia colony. Kenton took the opportunity to hunt spearfang cats, collecting their fangs for a bounty. Governor Lord Emerson personally appointed Kenton to go on an especially far-reaching expedition to the western frontier, because of his knowledge and experience, passing over several younger able-bodied candidates.

Unlike many in the Virginia colony, Kenton treated his sim with relative respect. This probably saved his life. Kenton was captured by a group of wild sims. Charles was able to track Kenton down, and rescue him. When asked about his decision, Charles admitted that he found the life of a wild sim to be boring, since they lacked many of the modern conveniences Charles had grown up in.

During his captivity, Kenton was comforted by the knowledge that his great-grandmother, Joanna Wingfield, had survived sim captivity and been rescued by her father in 1610.