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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Family Time Line

Shelton Gentry
1758–1834
Elizabeth Burris
1757–1834
Marriage: 1779
Michael B. Gentry
1782–1820
Nancy Gentry
1787–
Elizabeth Gentry
1791–1844
Susanna Gentry
1786–1865
Katherine Gentry
1787–1830
Agnes Gentry
1788–1865
Joseph Gentry
1790–1849
Robert Gentry
1792–1860

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1779
Surry, North Carolina, United States
children

(8)

  • Michael B. Gentry

    Male1782–1820Male

  • Susanna Gentry

    Female1786–1865Female

  • Katherine Gentry

    Female1787–1830Female

  • Female1787–Female

  • Agnes Gentry

    Female1788–1865Female

+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1775

Age 17

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."
1776

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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