Shelton Gentry

1788–1833 (Age 45)
Surry, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Shelton

When Shelton Gentry was born in 1788, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel Gentry, was 40 and his mother, Sarah Brock, was 33. He married Sarah Staton on 14 June 1814, in Barren, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 4 November 1833, in Warrick, Indiana, United States, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

Shelton Gentry
Sarah Staton
Marriage: 14 June 1814
Nancy Gentry
Martha Jane Gentry
Jesse Gentry
David Daniel Gentry
Susan Gentry
Elizabeth Gentry
Mary "Polly" Gentry
Sarah Gentry

Spouse & Children

14 June 1814
Barren, Kentucky, United States


  • Nancy Gentry


  • Martha Jane Gentry


  • Jesse Gentry


  • Male1821–1866Male

  • Female1822–1880Female

+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 0

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 1

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.

Age 15

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

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

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Shelton Gentry in entry for John Louis Gentry and Unknown, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Shelton Gentry, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Shelton Gentry, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

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