John Gentry

1812–
Kentucky, United States

The Life of John

When John Gentry was born in 1812, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Zachariah Gentry, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Phillips, was 27. He married Mary Polly Odell on 8 March 1838, in Ray, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Richmond Township, Ray, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. He died in Ray, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Gentry
1812–
Mary Polly Odell
1817–1900
Marriage: 8 March 1838
Sarah Jane Gentry
1842–
Lucy Gentry
1845–1915
Rachael Gentry
1846–
Nicholas Gentry
1849–1933
George G. Gentry
1850–1915
Mary Catherine Gentry
1853–1907
Martha Gentry
1855–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 March 1838
Ray, Missouri, United States
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Nicholas Gentry

    Male1802–1850Male

    Henry Gentry

    Male1804–Male

    Nancy J Gentry

    Female1807–1880Female

    Male1812–Male

    Zacharia Gentry JR.

    Male1812–Male

World Events (8)

1812

Age 0

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 0

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1846

Age 34

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

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

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