Nancy Gentry

about 1800–
Rockingham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Gentry was born about 1800, in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, her father, Watson Gentry, was 41 and her mother, Theodosia Poindexter, was 35. She married Thomas Lovell on 19 August 1815, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States.

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Thomas Lovell
Nancy Gentry
Marriage: 19 August 1815

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    Thomas Lovell



19 August 1815
Williamson, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1804 · Walton War

Age 4

The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.

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)

  • Nancy Gentry, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Nancy Gentry, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Nancy Gentry, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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