Shelton Gentry

1758–1834 (Age 76)
Lunenburg, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Shelton

When Shelton Gentry was born about 1758, in Lunenburg, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Gentry, was 38 and his mother, Agnes Shelton, was 26. He married Elizabeth Burris in 1779, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died about May 1834, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 76.

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Shelton Gentry
Elizabeth Burris
Marriage: 1779
Michael B. Gentry
Nancy Gentry
Elizabeth Gentry
Susanna Gentry
Katherine Gentry
Agnes Gentry
Joseph Gentry
Robert Gentry

Spouse & Children

Surry, North Carolina, United States


  • Michael B. Gentry


  • Susanna Gentry


  • Katherine Gentry


  • Female1787–Female

  • Agnes Gentry


+3 More Children

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+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 17

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 23

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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)

  • Will of Shelton Gentry proved, Surry County NC County Court minutes, 1779-1867, with suits brought to County Court, 1788-1801
  • Will of Shelton Gentry, Surry County NC; North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970
  • North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970; probate of the will of Agnes Gentry

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