Shelton Gentry

1833–1862 (Age 29)
Surry, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Shelton

When Shelton Gentry was born on 13 February 1833, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, his father, Joseph Gentry, was 42 and his mother, Mary “Polly” Hodges, was 33. He married Mary Kelley on 13 September 1860, in Greene, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Highland Township, Greene, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 April 1862, in Greene, Indiana, United States, at the age of 29.

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Shelton Gentry
Mary Kelley
Marriage: 13 September 1860
James Shelton Gentry
Sarah Catherine Gentry

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13 September 1860
Greene, Indiana, United States


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World Events (6)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

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 3

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.

Age 13

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Sheldton Gentry in household of Polly Gentry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Shelton Gentry in household of Polly Gentry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Shelton Gentry - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Shelton Gentry

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