Nancy Adeline Barker

29 August 1831–3 March 1901 (Age 69)
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Nancy Adeline

When Nancy Adeline Barker was born on 29 August 1831, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, her father, Nathaniel Barker, was 23 and her mother, Amelia Cockerham, was 21. She married Jordan Allen Gentry on 7 August 1845. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Edwards Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years. She died on 3 March 1901, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jordan Allen Gentry
Nancy Adeline Barker
Marriage: 7 August 1845
Cornelius Cleveland Gentry
Delphia Arenia Gentry
John Saul Gentry
Addie Gentry
Charles M. Gentry
Tyre Gentry

Spouse and Children

7 August 1845


    Cornelius Cleveland Gentry


    Delphia Arenia Gentry


    John Saul Gentry


    Addie Gentry


    Charles M. Gentry


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Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 22

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle English bark(en) ‘to tan’, tree bark having been used as the tanning agent.2 English: occupational name for a shepherd, Anglo-Norman French bercher (Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’, genitive berbicis). With the change of -ar- to -er- in Middle English, this became indistinguishable from the preceding name.3 Altered spelling of German Barger or Berger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Gentry in household of John S Gentry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nancy A Gentry in household of Jorden Gentry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy Gentry, "United States Census, 1880"

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