JOURNAL OF GENTRY GENEALOGY
Journal of Gentry Genealogy
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Vol 1, Issue   1 NOTES AND HYPOTHESES ABOUT THE EARLY GENTRY FAMILY IN AMERICA by A. Denny Ellerman
The difficulty in finding any land or other references to the first three generations of Gentrys in Virginia explains the lack of accounts of these generations in "The Gentry Family in America". Ellerman proposes that Nicholas and Samuel Gentry were the only Gentrys to reach America in the 17th century, and Nicholas was the only one of the two to remain in the colonies.
 
Vol 1, Issue   2 NICHOLAS GENTRY, IMMIGRANT
Part 1. The Colonial Virginia Found by Nicholas
Colonial Virginia cultural, political and religious conditions are reviewed in relation to their impact upon the immigrant Nicholas Gentry. These include the lack of town and county infrastructure, processioning, headrights, indentured service, marriage records, and the important part played by the Church of England local parish.
 
Vol 1, Issue   3 NICHOLAS GENTRY, IMMIGRANT
Part 2. Nicholas and Samuel Gentry's Early Years
A recently discovered reference to the presence of a Samuel Gentry in Virginia in 1674 is the earliest such reference found . The consequences of this discovery are discussed. The assertions that Samuel and Nicholas Gentry were British "Redcoats"; that Samuel Gentry and Margaret Draper were their parents; and that Lucy Cornelius was the wife of Nicholas Gentry are discussed and arguments against them presented.
Minor revisions, October 2013

 
Vol 1, Issue   4 NICHOLAS GENTRY, IMMIGRANT
Part 3. Parish Records as a Means of Identifying Children
St. Peter's and St. Paul's Parish records provide virtually the only information concerning the composition of Nicholas Gentry the Immigrant's family. Baptismal records from St. Peter's Parish Register and vestry records from St. Paul's Parish provide identification for daughters Elizabeth and Mabel and son Nicholas, and evidence for the existence of sons Joseph and Samuel. Three grandchildren, sons of Joseph, are also proposed as well as a third daughter, Mary. The proposal by some that daughter Elizabeth married James Haggard is discussed and rejected.
Minor revisions, June2008, September 2013

 
Vol 1, Issue   5 A.  A MEMORIAL DAY TO REMEMBER by John J. Graves
One family's introduction to their ancestral relatives, two Richards and a Joshua Gentry.
B.  TWO "NEW" GENTRYS IDENTIFIED
A heretofore unrecognized son of Samuel-II Gentry, named John, is proposed, as is a son of David-III Gentry (son of Nicholas-II), named Bailey. Minor revisions September 2013

 
Vol 1, Issue   6 ROBERT-III GENTRY AND FAMILY,  Tennessee Pioneers
Records for the family of Robert Gentry, son of Nicholas-II Gentry, based upon a manuscript written by Amos Lee Gentry, are summarized and supplemented by extracts from the book "The Gentry Family in America", and by other documentary sources where available - with Addendum (4/14/2003).
 
Vol 1, Issue   7 SONS OF NICHOLAS GENTRY, IMMIGRANT
Part 1. Samuel-II Gentry and Family
References to Samuel Gentry, son of the immigrant Nicholas Gentry, are reviewed in detail, and arguments are advanced for the identification of Samuel's children. Samuel's daughter, Ann, is discussed individually in this article. The remaining children are discussed in the next succeeding Journal article.
Revised August 2008, September 2013

 
Vol 1, Issue   8 SONS OF NICHOLAS GENTRY, IMMIGRANT
Part 1. Samuel-II Gentry (Continued)
A brief summary of each of the sons of Samuel-II Gentry is continued from the first half of this article. The individuals covered include: Nicholas, Joseph, Allen, Richard, Simon, William, John and Samuel Gentry.
Major revisions, October 2013

 
Vol 1, Issue   9 SONS OF NICHOLAS GENTRY, IMMIGRANT
Part 2. Nicholas-II Gentry
All available information about Nicholas-II Gentry, son of the immigrant Nicholas, is reviewed. Contemporary references are summarized and a brief description of each of the children of Nicholas-II is also given.
Scattered revisions, November 2013

 
Vol 1, Issue  10 SONS OF NICHOLAS GENTRY, IMMIGRANT
Part 3. Joseph-II, James-II and John-II(?) Gentry
A summary is presented of all the information that is available for Joseph Gentry, oldest son of Nicholas Gentry the Immigrant. James is proposed as one of the younger sons of Nicholas. John is also considered as a younger son. Children of Joseph and James are briefly discussed.
Rewritten, November 2013

 
Vol 1, Issue  11 GEORGE GENTRY OF VIRGINIA by John W. Reed
Recent research on George Gentry, proposed to be a grandson of the immigrant Nicholas-I, is reviewed and compared to the description provided in "The Gentry Family in America." George Gentry family history information and references from Hanover, Louisa and Albemarle counties in Virginia are presented.   Minor revisions, June 2008
 
Vol 1, Issue  12 EARLY "ORPHAN" GENTRYS - Part 1
Potential Families
Four William Gentrys of Hanover County, Virginia
(1) Four Gentrys, James-II, William-III, Joseph-III, and John Sr., are compared as potential sources of the "orphan" Gentry families that appear in early Louisa, Hanover, and Henrico County, Virginia, records.
(2) Records of four apparently different William Gentrys who were born in Hanover County, Virginia, before the Revolutionary War have been studied in detail. Proposed relationships are suggested for these Williams to known descendants of Nicholas Gentry, the Immigrant. In addition, a family tradition concerning the father of Richard Gentry of Stokes County, North Carolina, has been used to relate a William Gentry who died in Sullivan County, Tennessee, to the Williams of Virginia.

Substantial revisions, June 2008, December 2013

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