Robert J Gentry

about 1827–
Columbia, Adair, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Robert J

When Robert J Gentry was born about 1827, in Columbia, Adair, Kentucky, United States, his father, Robert Gentry, was 43 and his mother, Julia Simpson, was 42. He married Serilda Ashby on 20 August 1846, in Carroll, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Hurricane Township, Carroll, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870.

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Robert J Gentry
Serilda Ashby
Marriage: 20 August 1846
Robert W. Gentry
William Gentry
Elza Green Gentry
Flonoid Gentry
Congrave Gentry
Kattie Gentry

Spouse and Children

20 August 1846
Carroll, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 2

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 33

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

English: nickname, sometimes perhaps ironic, from Middle English, Old French genterie ‘nobility of birth or character’. Compare Gentle .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Gentry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert Gentry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Robert Gentry, "United States Census, 1850"

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