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Joseph Gentry of Hanover County, Virginia

Willard Gentry

Tennessee was a major crossroads in the early spread from Virginia of descendants of the original Gentry families. Kentucky was settled in its early stages (with only a few exceptions) by essentially only a single major branch of the Gentry family, namely by the descendants of Nicholas-II. North Carolina was settled by members of the Samuel-II family with minor additions from three sub-branches. South Carolina was settled exclusively by members of the Samuel-II and David-II families. But Tennessee, lagging somewhat behind the Carolinas in time, had major contributions from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, with a small contribution from Kentucky.

We have already provided an overview in the pages of the Journal of Gentry Genealogy (in volume 3, issue #9) of the pioneer Gentry families in the eastern half of Tennessee. The earliest appears to be the family of Robert Gentry, son of Nicholas-II. Among the other early settlers of Tennessee, arriving soon after Robert Gentry, were two Joseph Gentry families. The individual we will be discussing here was born and raised in Hanover County, Virginia (and we will distinguish him by the name "Joseph of Hanover"). The other Joseph, who will be a subject of a later article was born and raised in the area that became Botetourt County, Virginia (identified as "Joseph of Botetourt").

Joseph Gentry - Fourth Generation of Gentrys

– Born about 1748 in Hanover County, Virginia.
– Died said to be 22 Sep 1835 in Carter County (redivided 1836 as Johnson County), Tennessee.
      – Married Winifred Oliver, said to be the daughter of Benjamin Oliver; born in Virginia; said to have died 11 Aug 1820 in Carter County, Tennessee.
  Children of Joseph and Winifred:
i. John Gentry, born about 1777, died after 1860.
ii. William Gentry, born about 1780, died before 1860.
iii. Joseph Oliver Gentry, born 6 Mar 1784, Washington County, North Carolina (Tennessee), died 16 Jun 1857, Hart County, Kentucky.
iv Benjamin B. Gentry, born about 1786, Washington County, North Carolina (Tennessee), died before 1840, Johnson County, Tennessee.
v David Gentry, born 4 (or 15) Nov 1792, Washington County, Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio, died 18 Apr 1882, Johnson County, Tennessee
vi Dulartha Gentry, born about 1794, Washington County, Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio.

Joseph's ancestry and Virginia roots are sketchy and poorly documented. He is believed to be one of the sons of Joseph-III Gentry, who in turn was the youngest son of Joseph-II Gentry. The latter has been described earlier in the Journal of Gentry Genealogy (vol 1, issue #10)<1>. along with comments about Joseph-III. There are brief references in Tennessee to a Joseph Gentry in 1778, 1784 and 1787 that appear to apply to our subject Joseph<2><3>, but at the same time, tax lists in Hanover County, Virginia continued to include a Joseph Gentry who owned 100 acres of land until 1795, well after the death of Joseph-III in about 1785. One possibility is that these two Josephs were the same and that the Hanover County Joseph did indeed move to Tennessee before 1778 but that he continued to own land in Virginia until 1796. It is quite possible that he had an interest in his father's estate that was not completely settled until that time. A second possibility is that the later Hanover County references were for a different Joseph who at this point has not been clearly identified.

The earliest records for Joseph in Tennessee indicate he settled initially on the head waters of Roans Creek in the South Holston River valley. A short biographical account of Joseph appears in "The History of Johnson County", published by the Johnson County Historical Society, which appears to be reasonably accurate. The county history relates that Joseph owned an iron works on Roan Creek and helped organize Roans Creek Church of Christ in 1794, the first in the area (now the First Baptist Church of Mountain City). Joseph sold 126 acres on Roans Creek to Nathaniel Taylor in 1805 and filed for 500 acres of new land on Rodgers Creek at the head of Laurel Creek, South Fork of the Holston River<3>. This became known as Gentrys Creek, then eventually Laurel Bloomery. This became part of Carter County in 1796 when Washington County was divided, then in 1836, Carter County was split and the Laurel Bloomery area became a part of Johnson County. Census records provide much information for Joseph's family. Those that lived in Tennessee can be found in the census for Carter County in 1830 (the earliest census that still exists), which then in 1840 and subsequent years was replaced by the census for Johnson County<5>.

Two of Joseph's sons, William and Benjamin, bought land from their father in 1811 which adjoined land on which Joseph continued to live. A third son, John, was given land by his father-in-law, Benjamin Brown, so had no need to buy land from his own father. The youngest son, David, is presumed to have lived with his father and inherited the estate after the latter died. Joseph Oliver, who is certainly most easily explained as being a son of Joseph Sr., moved to Green County, Kentucky, at an early stage and does not appear in any of the Tennessee records. Perhaps this was due to his becoming a minister and undertaking an entirely different life style and mission. These sons are discussed in more detail below.

John Gentry - Fifth Generation.

– Born about 1777 (birth place reported in 1850 as Tennessee, in 1860 as Virginia).
– Died after 1860, Johnson County, Tennessee.
– Married Sarah Brown, daughter of Benjamin Brown.
  Children of John and Sarah:
i Jesse Gentry, born about 1800, probably in Carter County, Tennessee, died before 1840; married 31 Aug 1823 (bond), Carter County, to Eve Miller.
ii Sarah Gentry, born about 1803, in Carter County, said to have died about 1838; married 26 Jan 1823, Carter County, to George Washington Snider.
iii Joseph Gentry, born about 1805 in Carter County, died after 1860; married 3 Oct 1824, Carter County, to Susannah Loyd.
iv Susannah Gentry, born about 1808 in Carter County; married (1) 1 Feb 1827, Carter County, to John Vaun; married (2), 25 May 1830, Carter County, to Edward L. Buckles; married (3), 8 Jan 1854, Carter County, to William Shaver.
v Keziah Gentry, born about 1813 in Carter County; married (1) 7 May 1848, Johnson County, Tennessee, to Elijah Wright; married (2), 8 Mar 1861, Johnson County to Henry Stout.
vi Elizabeth Gentry, born about 1819 in Carter County; married 1 Jan 35, Carter County, to William Oliver.

John lived next to his father-in-law Benjamin Brown, and his brother-in-law, Jesse Brown, on Beaver's Dam Creek (or Fork) of Laurel Fork of the South Holston River on land given to him and to his wife by Benjamin in 1811. This area became known as Shady Valley, a small community existing today. John was listed in the Carter-Johnson County census from 1830 until 1860. In the latter year he was living with his daughter Susannah. In 1850 his occupation was given as shoemaker. John's family is described in a biographical sketch in "The History of Johnson County", published by the Johnson County Historical Society.

Sarah Gentry is believed to have died between 1840 and 1850, as she was in the census record for the former year but not the latter. The 1850 census has a small anomaly for John's daughter, Keziah. She married Elijah Wright in 1848 and had a nine-month-old daughter, Sarah, living with her in 1850, but she and the baby were listed as "Gentrys" in the census and her husband was not present. A Keziah Wright is listed in the 1860 census with a daughter, Mary A., age 8, and no younger children. It is possible that Keziah's husband died before the time of the 1850 census, and the census enumerator erred in listing Keziah's name as Gentry.

Another unusual census listing for John Gentry was in 1840 where it appears that a daughter-in-law and five young grandchildren were living with John. Since the daughter-in-law and the children correspond rather well with the census listing for Jesse Gentry in 1830, and Jesse was missing in 1840, there is a strong probability that he had died in the intervening time. Two of the proposed children were listed in the census as being born between 1835 and 1840, so Jesse apparently died between about 1838 and 1840. John's other son, Joseph, was included in the 1830 census for Carter County, the 1840 census for Johnson County, and then moved to a new location in Carter County for the 1850 and 1860 census.

William Gentry - Fifth Generation

– Born about 1780 (the 1850 census indicates his birth in North Carolina in about 1790).
– Died presumably between 1850 and 1860, probably in Pulaski County, Kentucky
  Speculation : Children of William
i Joseph Gentry, born about 1812, Tennessee, died before 1860, probably in Green County, Kentucky; married (2), 24 Feb 1846, Pulaski County, Kentucky, to Jane Burgess.
ii Thomas Gentry, born about 1815, Kentucky; married (2) Eliza/Elizabeth (maiden name unknown).
iii - v Daughters, born about 1815 to 1825, Kentucky.
vi Elizabeth Gentry, born 1820 to 1825, Kentucky; married 10 Jul 1841, Pulaski County, to Dan McKinsey.
vii Cassander Gentry, born about 1826, Kentucky.
viii William Gentry, born about 1831, Kentucky.

We have mentioned above that Joseph's son, William, bought land from his father in 1811. He sold this land in 1818 and another ½ acre of iron ore deposit in 1819, at which time he was identified as being of Washington County, Virginia, "late of Carter County". This county is immediately north across the state border from the land William sold. There is no information as to why William left. We speculate here that the William Gentry who was present in Pulaski County, Kentucky from 1820 to 1850, was this same William, and that he had moved a relatively short distance westward along the Tennessee - Kentucky border from Carter County, Tennessee to Pulaski County.

We speculate further that the Joseph Gentry who was present in Green County, Kentucky in 1850, was a son of William. The 1850 census lists Jane as the spouse of this Joseph, and shows his children with birth places in Pulaski County, Illinois, Missouri, and finally in Green County, Kentucky. To further reinforce this proposal, land records in Pulaski County link a William Gentry with a Joseph Gentry<4>, and presumably this same Joseph was married to a Jane Burgess in Pulaski County. Joseph's widow, Jane, was present in the 1860 Green County census, but not Joseph so the presumption is that Joseph died between 1850 and 1860. The identification of Thomas and William Jr. as being other sons of William Sr, are reasonable enough judging from census records. Both of them were missing from the 1860 Pulaski census, so since they were still young, we can assume they both moved on to new pastures after their father had died. (There was a Thomas Gentry in the 1860 Pulaski County census, but he was a member of a different family, not William's son.) The marriage bond for Elizabeth, for which William was a bondsman, and the census record for Cassa or Cassander give us information as to two of William's daughters. The rest are unknown.

Joseph Oliver Gentry - Fifth Generation

– Born said to be 6 Mar 1784, Washington County, North Carolina;
– Died said to be 16 Jun 1857, Hart County, Kentucky.
– Married (1), Unknown;
– Married (2), 1 Aug 1823, Adair County, Kentucky, to Beatrice Judd, daughter of John Judd.
  Children of Joseph and his first wife (presumed order):
i Joseph Gentry, born about 1809; married America (maiden name unknown).
ii George Solomon Gentry, born about 1814, Green County, Kentucky; died before 1860, presumably in Green County; married 11 Jan 1834, Adair County, Kentucky, to Elizabeth Ann Grimes.
iii Sarah Gentry, married 1828, Green County, to Nathan Judd.
iv Lucinda Gentry, married 1831, Green County, to William Moore.
v Benjamin Gentry, born about 1822 in Green County; married to Elizabeth (maiden name unknown); may have married (2), after 1850 Ellen (maiden name unknown).
Children of Joseph and Beatrice (order uncertain):
vi Luther Gentry, said to have married Mary (maiden name unknown).
vii Unknown Son ("N.")?, born about 1825.
viii Winnie Gentry, married 1850, Green County, to Elzy Judd.
ix Mary Ann Gentry, married 1854, Green County, to Samuel Judd.
x Louisa Gentry
xi John Gentry, born about 1834, Green County; married Gemima (maiden name not known).

Joseph Oliver was a minister. Unlike his siblings, he did not remain long in Tennessee and had moved to Green County, Kentucky, before the birth of his second son, Solomon. He spent most of rest of his life there; he is said to have died in neighboring Hart County, Kentucky. His census listings, between 1820 and 1850, were all in Green County. The composition of his family, particularly the children of Beatrice, is speculative. They are partly hypothesized from marriage records of Green County, partly from census records, and partly from online family trees that do not agree completely with each other. An unidentified son of Joseph and Beatrice corresponds to a census entry in the 1830 and 1840 Green County census, but not identified thereafter. He may have been the N. Gentry, born about 1825, living with a group of unrelated individuals in Hart County in 1860.

Joseph's sons, Joseph Jr., and Solomon were in Hart County, Kentucky, in 1840. Joseph is missing from the 1850 census (the Joseph Gentry who was living in Green County in 1850, age 38, is presumed to be the son of William Gentry as we have commented above, and not the son of Joseph Oliver.) Joseph Oliver's Joseph appears again in 1860, however, still in Hart County. Solomon had returned from Hart County to Green County in 1850, and his widow and family members were still there in 1860. Joseph O's son, Benjamin was in Hart County in 1850 and in 1860. His youngest son, John, was with Joseph in earlier years, then was listed in his own right in the 1860 Hart County census.

Benjamin Gentry - Fifth Generation.

– Born about 1786, Washington County, North Carolina.
– Died before 1840 probably in Carter/Johnson County.
– Married Rhoda Wilson, said to have been born in about 1768 and died in 1863.
  Children of Benjamin and Rhoda:
i. Joseph S. Gentry, born about 1801 in Carter County, Tennessee; married to Nancy Davis.
ii. William Gentry, born about 1803 in Carter County, died Ashe County, North Carolina; married Mary Greer.
iii. John L. Gentry, born about 1807 in Carter County, died 1865; married (1) about 1823 to Nancy Greer; married (2) 8 Mar 1846, Johnson County, Tennessee to Nancy Blackburn.
iv. Elizabeth Gentry, born about 1808 in Carter County; married 29 Jul 1827, Carter County, to Martin Miller.
v. General Washington Gentry, born about 1810 in Carter County, died 1864; married (1), 15 Aug 1841, Johnson County, to Minerva Blevins; married (2), 24 Mar 1842, Johnson County, to Eliza Rainbolt.
vi. Lucy Annia Gentry, born about 1813 in Carter County; married 9 Jun 1836, Carter County, to Lawson Madron.

An unusually complete, and for the most part apparently correct, biography of Benjamin and his family is given in "The History of Johnson County", giving further details than those listed above as to children of the various family members. The biography lists as the oldest son of Benjamin, a son named Jesse. This appears to be a duplication of the Jesse who is believed to have been a son of Benjamin's older brother John. This may have come about because Jesse was living very close to Benjamin at the time of the 1830 Carter County census. There is no further record of this Jesse and this writer believes his listing in Benjamin's family is in error.

There is little to say about Benjamin's son, Joseph S. He was not in the 1830 Carter County census but was present in the 1840 Johnson County census along with other members of Benjamin Gentry's family. The biographical account of Benjamin's family records that Joseph married a Nancy and moved to Carter County where he raised his family. The biography must have this Joseph confused with his cousin, Joseph (son of John), who also moved to Carter County and was in both the 1850 and 1860 census. Benjamin's son moved to Lee County, Virginia, before 1845 and was listed in the 1850 census there. He then moved to Owsley County, Kentucky, where he was in the 1860 census and eventually he moved to Jackson County, Kentucky.

It may seem at first glance to be unusual that William chose to move to North Carolina when all the rest of his family stayed in Johnson County, but Ashe County was very close, directly across the state border from Johnson County and so it was not much of a move. This appears to have taken place shortly after 1840, comparing the place of birth with the ages of his younger children. William was in the 1830 Carter County and 1840 Johnson County census in Tennessee, then was recorded in Ashe County, North Carolina in 1850 and subsequent censuses.

John was present in the 1830 Carter County census and in the 1840 and 1850 Johnson County census. He is missing from the 1860 census, and perhaps moved westward in that interval. Two of John's son, however, John R. and Thomas F. were in that census in place of him. The fourth of Benjamin's sons, General Washington, was living with his father in 1830 but is listed separately in Johnson County in 1840 and subsequent censuses. His mother, Rhoda, appears to have been living with him in 1840, judging from the census age records, and she is indeed identified by name in the 1860 census, living with this family.

David Gentry - Fifth Generation

– Born 4 Nov 1792 (some records give 15 Nov 1792), Washington County, North Carolina;
– Died after 1880, probably in Johnson County.
– Married 21 Oct 1811, Carter County, Tennessee, to Sarah Buckner.
  Children of David and Sarah:
i. Joseph Oliver Gentry, born about 1812, Carter County; married Dorcas DeBusk.
ii. Eleanor Gentry, born about 1814, Carter County; married Jacob DeBusk.
iii. Nancy Gentry, born about 1816, Carter County; married 21 Sep 1837, Johnson County, Tennessee, to David Gilliland.
iv. Richard W. Gentry, born about 1819, Carter County; married 30 Sep 1846, Johnson County, to Sarah Ann Gilliland.
v. William B. Gentry, born about 1821, Carter County; married 14 Sep 1849, Johnson County, to Mary Jane Dunlap.
vi John J. Gentry, born about 1823, Carter County; married 24 Jun 1847, Johnson County, to Theodocia Greer.
vii. Elizabeth Gentry; married 27 Dec 1841, Johnson County, to William Arnold.
viii. Mary Ann (Polly) Gentry, born about 1827, Carter County; never married.
ix. Thomas S. Gentry, born about 1829, Carter County; married 10 Oct 1857, Johnson County, to Frances Cornett.
x. David S. Gentry, born about 1831, Carter County; married 7 Nov 1850, Johnson County, to Elizabeth Greer.
xi. Sarah Jane Gentry, born about 1834, Carter County; married 28 Dec 1859, Johnson County, to William B. Neely.
xii. Andrew M. Gentry, born about 1848, Johnson County; married 7 May 1886, Johnson County, to Margaret Worley.

Like Benjamin, David has a rather complete biographical description in "The History of Johnson County", and much of the information above comes from this source with a cross-check against the census records for Johnson County. While David was listed by name with his family in the 1830 Carter County census, all the rest of his family appeared for the first time only in Johnson County. Joseph Oliver was listed in the 1840 census but had moved to Washington County, Virginia, before 1850. Richard W. and William B. appeared in the 1850 census and also the 1860 Johnson County census. Five of David's children were still living at home with him in 1850. Three of them, John A., Thomas, and David Jr., appeared separately in the 1860 census. David Sr. was still living in Johnson County at the time of the 1880 census, listed as age 88. His wife, Sarah, died in the period between 1870 and 1880.

The many Gentrys that settled in the northeast corner of the State of Tennessee and still live in Carter and Johnson Counties can readily trace their lineage to Joseph Gentry, one of the earliest Tennessee pioneers. The preponderance of evidence then extends that lineage back to Hanover County, Virginia, to the grandson of Nicholas Gentry, the Immigrant, Joseph-III, and the son of Nicholas Gentry, Joseph-II. (We can joke now about a lack of imagination in naming, matched by the presence of the name Joseph and Benjamin in Joseph-IV's family and in the family of each of his sons, but such was the custom of the day.) This family proved to be particularly cohesive in remaining for the most part in the same neighborhood. We will see in further articles that some of the pioneer Tennessee families matched this characteristic, while others were very different.


1. Willard Gentry, "Sons of Nicholas Gentry, Immigrant, Part 3. Joseph-II Gentry".
URL: <>

2. Pollyanna Creekmore, "Early East Tennessee Taxpayers", Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC, 1980
p.190 Washington Co., 1778
  Joseph Gentry   1 white poll taxed for £2 6/9½
p.205 Washington Co., 1787
  Joseph Gentry 100 ac 1 white poll 0 black polls
p.145 Carter Co., 1796
  Joseph Gentry 100 ac 1 0
3. Mary McIver, "Abstracts of the Deeds of Carter County, Tennessee 1796-1825", McIver, Elizabethton, TN 1985.
1784 Apr 10 Bk(A-336) [p.20]
  Deed by Coward and Wilson, of Washington County, land on Roans Crk, adj. Thomas McGehen, Joseph Gentry, and Charles Payne. Proved Aug Court 1801.
1800 Aug 4 Bk(A-271) [p.16]
  Deed for 70 ac Roans Crk, adj Joseph Gentree. Proved Aug Court 1800.
1800 Dec 20 Bk(A-317) [p.19]
  Deed for 67 ac on Mill Fk, Roans Crk, adj Joseph Gentree.
Proved Feb Court 1801.
1805 May 28 Bk(B-151) [p.46]
  Joseph Gentry to Nathaniel Taylor for $700, 126 ac on Roans Crk, Wilsons Mill Fk, land Taylor bought from John Wilson Sr, adj. David Waggoner.
Witness: Charles Bailey, John Mccay. Proved 18 Aug 1808.
1811 May 8 Bk(B-310) [p.58]
  Joseph (X) Gentrey to Benjamin Gentry for $100, 126 ac on Rogers Creek of Laurel Fk of Holston R.
Witness: John Lyon, John Wills. Proved Aug Court 1811.
1811 May 6 Bk(B-311) [p.58]
  Joseph (x) Gentry to William Gentry for $300, 181 ac beginning on Gentrys original survey.
Witness: John Lyon, John Wills; proved Aug court 1811
1811 Sep 2 Bk(B-358) [p.58]
  Deed by Benjamin Brown of Carter Co, TN to Jesse Brown of Washington Co., VA, 215 ac on Beaver Dam Fk, Laurel Fk, Holston R.
Witness Jesse Cole, John Gentry, George Brown; proved May Court 1812.
1813 Dec 20 Bk(B-401) [p.64]
  Benjamin Brown to John Gentry and Sarah Gentry. Deed of gift, 182 ac on Beaver Dam Crk, adj. Thomas Johnson. Proved May Court 1813.
1818 Sep 4 Bk(C-213) [p.78]
  William Gentry, Washington Co., VA, to James Snodgrass & Davis Snodgrass for $176.67, 181 ac on Laurel Fk of Holston, adj Jos Gentry. [Note. A.T. reserving ½ iron ore rights for John Wills & his heirs.
Witness: James Key, Henry Smith. Proved Feb Court 1819.
1819 Nov 29 Bk(C-405) [p.88]
  William Gentry, late of Carter Co. TN, to Huse Warden for $21.40, ½ ac of the iron ore & 181 ac, ½ ore reserved, land sold to James & David Snodgrass, on Laurel Fk.
Witness: James Keys, Thos Lovelace, John Emmert & David Snodgrass.
Proved Feb Court 1820.
1822 Feb 10 Bk(C-494) [p.94)
  Benjamin (X) Gentry to David Snodgrass, Carter Co, & James Snodgrass, Washington Co, VA for $300 current U.S. money, 126 ac on Rodgers Crk & Laurel Fk of Holston R.
Thos McQueen, John Creer & James Key. Proved May Court 1822.
1823 Sep 5 Bk(C-604) [p.103]
  Benjamin Gentry to Joseph Gentry Sr for $700, 400 ac on Little Doe incl Arnolds improv, an Iron ore bank if within the shore.
Witness Thoms Greer, William Buckner. Proved Nov Court 1823.
4. Pulaski County, Kentucky Land Records
1837 Jan 26 Bk(9-114)
  Deed signed to Charles Colyer to Joseph Jentry for approximately 100 acres bordering Brush Creek and the lands of Bennet Williams [described by metes and bounds]. Gives Joseph privilege to use the Bennet William Spring as well.
1837 Mar 25 Bk(335)
  Lewis Petterson surveyed land for William Gentry by virtue of an act of the General Assembly approved 28 Feb 1835. Follows a line starting at William Gentry's corner, then along Charles Collins line, then along William Deboard's line, to Jeremiah Cook's line then back along William Gentry's line to the beginning--the whole being about 40 acres lying along Brush Creek and Buck Creek.
Joseph Gentry one of those attesting to survey. The plat and certificate of survey inspected and certified by clerk of the County Court.
1840 Aug 21 Bk(10-606)
  Joseph Gentry mortgages horses, wagons, and a crop of corn to Elbert Burgess to secure a loan of $40 and interest.

5. Federal Census Records
Gentrys listed as Head of Household along with reported year of birth.

Name (and Spouse) 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Joseph Gentry
  Carter, TN
John Gentry and Family
John Gentry (Sarah)   Carter, TN
Johnson, TN
Johnson, TN
Johnson, TN
Jesse (Eve)
  Carter, TN
with John)
  Carter, TN
Johnson, TN
Carter, TN
Carter, TN
  Thomas L
  1825-1830 1825-1830 Carter, TN
Carter, TN
    1830-1835 (1834) Carter, TN
William Gentry and Family
William Gentry
Pulaski, KY
Pulaski, KY
Pulaski, KY
Pulaski, KY
Joseph (Jane)
1804-1810 1800-1810 Pulaski, KY
Green, KY
Green, KY
Thomas (Eliza)
1810-1820 1810-1815 Pulaski, KY
Pulaski, KY
Joseph Oliver Gentry and Family
Joseph O. Gentry
Green, KY
Green, KY
Green, KY
Green, KY
1810-1820 --- Hart, KY
--- Hart, KY
  Geo. Solomon
1810-1820 1810-1815 Hart, KY
Green, KY
Green, KY
  1820-1825 --- Hart, KY
Hart, KY
    1830-1835 (1835) Hart, KY
Benjamin Gentry and Family
Benjamin Gentry
  Carter, TN
(widow with
G. Wash)
--- (widow with
G. Wash)
Joseph S.
  --- Johnson, TN
Lee, VA
Owsley, KY
William (Mary)
  Carter, TN
Johnson, TN
Ashe, NC
Ashe, NC
John L (Nancy)
  Carter, TN
Johnson, TN
Johnson, TN
  John R
    1830-1835 (1831) Johnson, TN
  Thomas F
    1835-1840 (1836) Johnson, TN
  Gen. Wash.
  (Eliza Anne)
  1810-1815 Johnson, TN
Johnson, TN
Johnson, TN
David Gentry and Family
David Gentry   (Sarah)   Carter, TN
Johnson, TN
Johnson, TN
Johnson, TN
Joseph Oliver
  1810-1815 Johnson, TN
Wash., VA
Wash., VA
  Richard W
  (Sarah Ann)
  1815-1820 1810-1820 Johnson, TN
Johnson, TN
  William B
  (Nancy Jane)
  1820-1825 1820-1825 Johnson, TN
Johnson, TN
  John A
  1815-1820 1810-1820 --- Johnson, TN
  1825-1830 1825-1830 (1827) Johnson, TN
  1825-1830 1825-1830 (1829) Johnson, TN

Revised 6/4/2004   (Additions to Joseph S. Gentry, son of Benjamin and Joseph O, son of David).

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