Serena Gentry

1817–
Georgia, United States

The Life of Serena

When Serena Gentry was born in 1817, in Georgia, United States, her father, John Gentry, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Jennings, was 52. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with William Hammon. She lived in Broomtown, Chattooga, Georgia, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Serena Gentry
1817–
William Hammon
1800–
Rebecca C Hammons
1835–
Kindness A. Hammons
1837–
George Washington Hammon
1843–1924

Spouse & Children

  • Female1817–Female

  • William Hammon

    Male1800–Male

children

(3)

  • Rebecca C Hammons

    Female1835–Female

  • Kindness A. Hammons

    Female1837–Female

  • Male1843–1924Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 15

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
1861

Age 44

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

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 (2)

  • Senena Hammons in household of William E Hammons, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sirenea Gentry, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967"

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