Shelton Gentry

1834–1840 (Age 6)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Shelton

When Shelton Gentry was born in 1834, in North Carolina, United States, his father, David W. Gentry Sr., was 39 and his mother, Jaley Ham, was 35. He died in 1840, in Highland Township, Greene, Indiana, United States, at the age of 6.

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Family Time Line

David W. Gentry Sr.
1795–1844
Jaley Ham
1799–1878
Rhoda Gentry
1819–1897
Orleana Gentry
1819–
Richard Gentry
1820–
Elizabeth Gentry
1828–1840
Catherine Gentry
1836–1840
Joseph Gentry
1838–1840
Mary Gentry
1839–1840
Spicey Gentry
1821–1886
James H Gentry
1823–1863
Martha Ann Gentry
1825–1874
Pleasant Gentry
1828–1907
Edward Gentry
1829–1840
Bailey Gentry
1832–1852
David W. Gentry Jr.
1834–1910
Shelton Gentry
1834–1840
Salley Ann Gentry
1840–1844
Nancy B. Gentry
1845–1881

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World Events (2)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 2

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

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.

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