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THE GENTRY FAMILY

The biggest source of information for this family history has been found in the book, "The Gentry Family in America: 1676-1909," written by Richard Gentry, Ph.B., M.S.--Kansas City, MO. Printed for the author by the Grafton Press, New York MCMIX. Mrs. Mamie Ely of Abilene. TX, who lives with her daughter, Mrs. Bill Ed (Louise) Davis, has a copy of the original book which she had reproduced. (A copy of the original book is in the library of the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI--C.H.) I am extremely grateful to them for letting me borrow the book and extracting the information needed for this story. Other sources of information have been:

"Witt Family of Old Pike County" by Roy Parsons.

Miss Mary T. Hill--a Witt relative

Mrs Sonja Collins--a Witt relative

St. Peter's Parish Registry of New Kent County, Virginia

Mrs. J. Edward Mills of Marysville, Tennessee, a descendant of Samuel Gentry

And many, many others who have shared their family records

This story has been compiled by William Taylor Butts, 414 Tammy Drive, San Antonio, TX, Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandson of Nicholas Gentry.

William T. Butts

December 14, 1976

 

ETYMOLOGY OF THE NAME GENTRY

The word "Gentry", which today is in ordinary usage in the English language as a common noun, meaning "people of good breeding and education," is undoubtedly of French origin. It was introduced into the English language at the time of the Norman conquest as "gentil" (de bonne race), an adjective indicating in its first sense, refinement.

Just as we find the early French and English kings taking their surnames from certain personal characteristics, such as Philippe, le Bel; Louis, le Gros; William the Red; Richard Coeue de Lion, etc., so those of lesser prominence were called by some descriptive name or adjective. In this way descriptive names were gradually retained from father to son, and became fixed as surnames.

We find in Marmontel, Mem. VI., a curiously appropriate passage: "Le genre de ses poesies avait bien pu dans sa jeunesse lui meriter le surnom de "gentil"." (The style of his poetry may have, in his youth, won for him the surname of Gentil.)

In some of the old French we find a noun or the adjective "gentil", with the old French suffix ece, Gentillece, indicated people of the nobility. A little later we find "gentillece or gentilise" has become "genterise" by the change of l into r. In middle English "genterise" becomes the corruption "gentrise", and finally "genrie", all the time, though changed in form and bearing the same signifiance and practically the same pronunciation.

In "Pier's Plowman," C. XXI, 21 the same word is spelled various ways, i.e., gentrise, gentrice, gentriie and gentrye. Chaucer spells the word with "y" instead of "i" in "De Superbia""also to have pride of gentrye is right great foly, for oft time the gentrye of the body takes away the gentrye of the soul."

"Fuller's Worthies" mentions a certain Nicholas Gentil as Sheriff of Sussex and Surrey Counties, England under Edward II and Edward III, 1327 to 1377. No effort has been made to trace the American Gentrys back to this Nicholas Gentil; yet it seems quite likely, considering the etymology of the name Gentry, and the fact of the presence of the given name, Nicholas, that Nicholas Gentry, the American immigrant of 1677, and Nicholas Gentil, Sheriff of Sussex and Surry Counties in the middle of the fourteenth century, were of the same family.

THE EARLY GENTRYS

The journeying of the Gentry family to the "new country" was caused by several happenings and circumstances. To begin with, Sir William Berkeley, who had been appointed Colonial Governor of Virginia in 1641, was compelled to resign in 1652, however he was reappointed in 1672. His administrations were marked with unrest caused by unequal taxation of the colonists, the levying of unjust tobacco duties and unfairness in the voting system. This discontent, with his bad management of colonial affairs, broke into open rebellion in 1676 when the governor refused to take action to put down Indian uprisings after the plantation of Nathaniel Bacon, a member of the governor's council, was attacked by the indians.

Bacon asked permission to lead a company of troops against the indians, which was refused. In defiance of the governor, Bacon led out a band of troops, some fighting took place, and Jamestown was burned. However the sudden death of Bacon put an end to the rebellion, and Governor Berkeley executed a number of the leaders of the affair. When the news of these events reached England, even King Charles II was displeased with the governor's actions. Additional troops were dispatched to the colony to deal with the situation, and Governor Berkeley was relieved of his office and recalled to England.

Among the soldiers sent from England to Virginia to cope with Bacon's Rebellion were two young men, brothers, Nicholas and Samuel Gentry, who arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in 1677.

After their duty was performed, they were discharged and paid off in the fall of 1683. In support of this, we find that the first Gentrys to settle in America were Nicholas Gentry and Samuel Gentry, who entered land in New Kent County, Virginia in 1684. A further fact to confirm this, and that is that the British soldiers sent over to Virginia by Charles II, with the commissioners, to settle the controversy between Governor Berkeley and the people of Virginia at the time of the Bacon Rebellion in January 1677, were paid off and discharged in the fall of 1683, and many of them remained and settled in Virginia.

The first authentic records that have been found of the Gentrys in America rest in St. Peter's Parish Register of New Kent County, Virginia, and in the old land books of Virginia, which contain the records of the early land grants.

The register of St. Peter's Parish of New Kent County, Virginia, shows the record of the baptism of Peter Gentry, son of Samuel Gentry, 10 April 1687. No other trace or record of this Peter, or any other child of Samuel Gentry, has ever been found. This register also shows the following: "Elizabeth, daughter of Nicholas Gentry baptized ye 29 day of August 1687. Nicholas, son of Nicholas Gentry baptized ye 30 day of May 1697. Mable, daughter of Nicholas Gentry baptized the 13 day of December 1702."

In the old land books there is record of a patent in favor of Samuel Gentry for three hundred acres of land in New Kent County, Virginia, dated October 21, 1684, and described as follows: "On the south side of York River, between the heads of the branches of Totopotomoy's Creek adjoining lands of Col. John Page, Edward Hardin and Nicholas Gentry." There is no record of a patent to land to Nicholas Gentry; the records containing his entry or deeds having been destroyed.

New Kent County was a long, narrow county extending from east to west, and prior to 1720 it included both Hanover and Louisa Counties. Hanover was cut off from the west end of New Kent County in 1720 and Louisa County was again cut off of the west end of Hanover in 1842. The original home of the Gentrys is now in the western part of Hanover County, near the old home and on the creek named for the famous indian chieftain, Totopotomoy.

Nicholas and Samuel, the immigrants, may have had other sons, and doubtless did, for the parish registers were not very well kept in New Kent for lack of permanent ministers, and what records were made have probably been destroyed by fire. Joseph, William, James and Samuel Gentry were living in the same neighborhood as the immigrants, and were of proper age to have been their sons. Joseph's lands were adjacent to those of Nicholas Gentry in 1708, as represented by the surveyor of St. Martin's Parish; William and James are mentioned in St. Paul's Vestry Book in such a connection about 1730 that we can infer that they were grown men. A Samuel Gentry made several conveyances of land in Louisa County about 1750, in which his wife did not join.

All the old records that would give us information about these old Gentrys have been destroyed by fire, except a portion of the Register and Vestry Book of St. Peter's Parish in New Kent, and the Vestry Book in St. Paul's Parish in Hanover. If the records of these two counties had been preserved, doubtless the complete line of descent of both immigrants could have been found, and much early interesting data could have been secured.

It appears from the records that these old immigrants continued to live in their old homes for about 55 years and until they died. They were undoubtedly born in England, came to this country as very young men, and married in Virginia about the time they entered their lands.

NICHOLAS GENTRY FAMILY

Nicholas Gentry, G, born in Essex County, England ca. 1655; died ca. 1736, Hanover County, VA, married ca. 1683, wife unidentified. They had at least seven children:

1. Joseph Gentry, G1, born ca. 1685, New Kent County, VA.

2. Elizabeth Gentry, G2, born 29 August 1687, married James Haggard.

3. Nicholas Gentry, II, G3, born 30 May 1697, married Mary Brooks.

4. Mabel Gentry, G4, born 13 December 1702, married Nathaniel Haggard.

5. Samuel Gentry, G5, born ca. 1704, New Kent, VA, married Ann ?.

6. James Gentry, G6, born ca. 1706, New Kent County, VA.

7. David Gentry, G7, born ca. 1708, New Kent, VA, married Sarah Brooks.

Nicholas Gentry was born in England in 1655. He and his brother Samuel were soldiers in His Majesty's army, and Nicholas was 22 years old when he was sent to Jamestown, VA, to help quell an indian rebellion. The first record of Nicholas Gentry is found in the old land books of the Colony of Virginia the record of a patent to land in favor of Samuel Gentry, dated October 21, 1684, and described as being in New Kent County, adjacent to the lands of Nicholas Gentry and others. The second mention of his name is found in St. Peter's Parish Register of New Kent County, VA, in a record of the baptism of his daughter Elizabeth, dated August 29, 1687.

The St. Peter's Parish Vestry Book also has a record dated May 4, 1689, of the appointment of Nicholas Gentry as road overseer. On January 8, 1709, and on March 14, the same year mention is made that the lands of Nicholas Gentry, Joseph Gentry, and others are adjacent to each other. He is mentioned again in 1711, 1723, 1734, 1735, and 1739. The last mention may possibly that of his son, Nicholas, II.

Hanover County was cut off the western part of New Kent County in 1720, and St. Paul's Parish was in that part of New Kent which afterwards made Hanover County.

Nicholas Gentry died in Hanover County, VA, ca. 1736. It is said that he was born in Sussex County, England in 1655, so this would make him 81 years of age at death, a ripe old age for that day and time. This is as far back as I have been able to go at this time.

The name of Nicholas Gentry's wife is not known, but he married her ca. 1683. Actually, he could have married twice, because we find a gap of ten years between his second and third child. He was the father of seven children.

Joseph Gentry, G1, son of Nicholas Gentry, was born ca. 1685, New Kent County, VA, married ca. 1707, Agness ? Other than the fact that he owned land next to his father's, there is no further information on him.

Elizabeth Gentry, G2, daughter of Nicholas Gentry, was christened 29 August 1687, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent, VA, married ca. 1708, James Haggard/Hoggard, H11, son of Anthony Hoggard, was born ca. 1678 (according to David Dawson Haggard's book), died ca. 1770, Fredericksville, Louisa, VA, identified in 1723 as a tobacco planter in Overwharton, Stafford, VA, and as a schoolteacher in a book by David Dawson Haggard published in 1899. Nearest neighbors, also tobacco planters, were James French and William Rice. James is believed to be a son or grandson of Peter Hogard who came to Virginia in 1654. The James Haggard estate was on the county line so the inventory of his estate was filed in both Louisa and Albemarle Counties, VA. They are believed to have had eight or more children:

1. James Haggard, G21, born ca. 1709, Overwharton, Stafford, VA.

2. Richard Haggard, G22, born ca. 1711 Overwharton, Stafford, VA.

3. William Haggard, G23, born ca. 1713, Overwharton, Stafford, VA.

4. John Haggard, G24, born before 1727, Hanover County, VA.

5. Nathaniel Haggard, G25, was born 21 November 1723, Hanover County, VA.

6. Edmund Haggard, G26, (1725-1811) Hanover County, VA.

7. Gray/Granville Haggard, G27, born ca. 1728, Hanover County, VA.

8. Zechariah Haggard, G28, born ca. 1730, Hanover County, VA.

Pursuant to an order of the vestry of Fredericksville Parish, Louisa County, VA, dated 24 October 1759, we have processioned the following tracts of land: John Henderson's, Samuel Henderson's, Robert Sharp's, William Carrill's, James Burger's, William Spear's, John Forse's, John Robinson's, Giles Allegre's, Micajah Clark's, Matthew Allegre's, and James Haggard's.

James Haggard, G21, son of James and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard, was born in 1709, Overwharton Parish, Stafford, VA, died after 1843, Prince William County, VA, married ca. 1731, Prince William County, VA, Margaret M. French, born ca. 1711, Overwharton Parish, Stafford, VA, daughter of James French.

Richard Haggard, G22, son of James and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard, was born in 1711 Overwharton Parish, Stafford, VA, died after 1762, Fredericksville Parish, Louisa, VA, married ca. 1733, Prince William County, VA, Miss French, daughter of James French. They had a son:

1. French Haggard, G221, born ca. 1734, Prince William County, VA.

Pursuant to an order of the vestry of Fredericksville Parish, dated 22 February 1743, we have processioned the lines between Charles Barrett, and Thomas Rice; the lines between Charles Barrett and Nicholas Gentry. Present each party: Samuel Gentry, Jams, Nuckols, and Richard Haggard.

Pursuant to an order of the vestry of Fredericksville Parish, dated 7 January 1756, appointing us to pocession the lines of the several persons between Harris' Mill Road and Henson's Creek Road, the parish line and the head of the Little Creek River, we processioned a line between Nicholas Gentry and Samuel Winston, John Gilbert and French Haggard lines. Present: Gilbert, Nicholas Gentry, Samuel Winston, and William Lane. Emerson not in these parts. The line between John Powers and Samuel Gentry. Present: John Duke for Powers, Nicholas Gentry for Samuel Gentry, William Lane and Samuel Winston. Samuel Gentry and Bartlett Anderson's line. Present: Nicholas Gentry for Samuel Gentry. Nicholas Gentry and Richard Haggard's line. Present: Nicholas Gentry.

French Haggard, G221, son of Richard and Miss (French) Haggard, was born ca. 1734, Prince William County, VA, married ca. 1755, Ann Gentry, G51, born ca. 1736, daughter of Samuel and Ann (?) Gentry.

William Haggard, G23, son of James and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard, was born 1713, Overwharton, Stafford, VA, died after 1744, Prince William County, VA, married ca. 1735, Fredericksville Parish, Louisa, VA, Elizabeth ?.

Deed: 5 May 1744, Louisa County, VA, Deed Book Page 14, parapraphs 142-143: William Haggard and Elizabeth ?, his wife, of Temliarton (Hamilton?) Parish, Prince William County, VA, to Elias Thomason of St. Martin's Parish, Hanover County, VA, 10 current money, 150 acres on Golden Mine Creek; part of 1,200 acres granted Richard Estes, who sold this land to said William Haggard, by deed 1 October 1741.

(s) William Haggard

Elizabeth (x) Haggard

Witness: James Haggard

Margaret (x) Haggard

Acknowledged 14 May 1744 by William Haggard and Elizabeth Haggard, who relinquished right of dower.

John Haggard, G24, son of James and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard, was born before 1727, Hanover County, VA; died, after 1773, Fredericksville Parish, Louisa, VA. John is believed to have had at least two children:

1. John Haggard, Jr., G241, witnessed deed on 20 August 1773.

2. Jesse Haggard, G242, married Delilah ?.

Deed: 26 February 1748, John Haggard, of St. Martin's Parish, Louisa County, VA, purchased 60 acres and plantation in Fredericksville Parish, Louisa County, VA, whereon said John Haggaed now lives for 16 pounds sterling current money from John Richardson and wife Susanna of Fredericksville Parish.

(s) John Richardson

Witness: Thomas Lipscomb

James Howard

Benjamin Dumas

Acknowledged 28 August 1748, by John Richardson and wife Susannah relinquished right of dower.

Deed: 5 January 1760, John Haggard of Louisa County, VA, purchased 100 acres in Louisa County, VA, from Benjamin Henslee and Elizabeth, his wife, of the same for 20 pounds sterling current money . . . Benjamin John's line and David Hamilton's line . . . Philip Burford's line and Hasten Markes' line then along Chamberlayne's line, part of a 1,721 acre tract granted to said Phillip Burford by patent 10 September 1755 and conveyed to said Henslee in Louisa County, VA.

(s) Benjamin (x) Henslee

(s) Elizabeth (x) Henslee

Witness: Phillip Burford

Joseph Webster John Richardson

Jacob Key Ann (x) Haggard

Daniel Burford Susannah (x) Richardson

Proved 24 June 1760, by two of the evidences thereto to be the act and deed of Benjamin Henslee and Elizabeth, his wife, and ordered to be recorded it being heretofore partly proved. (Note in the margin: Delivered to John Haggard, 23 August 1765.

Deed: 24 June 1760, Philip Burford of Fredericksville Parish, Louisa County, VA, to John Haggard of same for 14 pounds sterling current money: 100 acres in said parish . . . William Haggard line, formerly Richard Chamberlayne's, on a branch of Henson's Creek . . . Chamberlayne's line.

(s) Phillip Burford

Witness: John Richardson

John Holman

Jacob Key

Acknowledged 24 June 1760, by Phillip Burford and his wife Mildred.

 

Deed: 11 January 1763, Benjamin Johns and Mary his wife, of Trinity Parish, Louisa County, VA, to Charles Dickenson of same for 27 pounds sterling current money, 120 acres in Trinity Parish on branches of Henson's Creek; land said Benjamin Johns formerly purchased of Phillip Burford; 50 acres bounded by lines of Isham Richardson, James Anthony, and the heirs of Richard Pickering, deceased. The other hundred acres bounded by lines of David Hambleton, John Haggard, Isham Richardson and the road called the Cub Creek Road.

(s) Benjamin (x) Johns

Mary (x) Johns

Acknowledged 11 January 1763, by Benjamin Johns and Mary, his wife.

Deed: 11 May 1772, Charles Dickinson of Louisa County, VA, to Benjamin Cook of the same for 25 pounds sterling current money, 100 acres on branches of Henson's Creek bounded on the south by Christmas Road, on the northwest by John Haggard, William Archer, and the aforesaid Benjamin Cook on the east.

(s) Charles Dickenson

Acknowledged 11 May 1772 by Charles Dickinson.

Deed: 20 August 1773, Richard Foster of St. Martin's Parish, Louisa County, VA, to Samuel Waldrope, trustee, in trust for the purpose hereinafter mentioned; whereas said Samuel Waldrope hath entered into bond and become security for the said Richard Foster to Isham Richardson for 70 pounds sterling current money to secure payment of the same; 125 acres.

(s) Richard Foster

Samuel Waldrope

Witness: James Dugar

John (x) Elles

John Haggard, Jr.

John (JH) Haggard

Acknowledged 11 April 1774 by the parties.

Jesse Hoggard, G242, son of John Haggard, was born ca. 1748, Fredericksville, Louisa, VA, died April 1817, Fredericksville, Louisa, VA, married ca. 1770, Delilah ?, and had five children:

1. Delilah Hoggard, G2421, born ca. 1773, died before 1817.

2. Nancy Hoggard, born ca. 1775, married Mr. Gibson.

3. John Hoggard, born ca. 1777, Fredericksville, Louisa, VA.

4. Barbara Hoggard, G2424, born ca. 1779, married 14 January 1799, John Gentry, Jr. (See Gentry 250).

5. Austin Hoggard, G2425, born ca. 1781, Fredericksville Parish, Louisa, VA.

Deed: 13 May 1777, Louisa County, VA, Deed Book E, Pages 160-161: Benjamin Cook of Louisa County, VA, to Nelson Anderson, Jr. of Hanover County for 110 pounds sterling 200 acres . . . corner on main road . . . John Johnson's line, corner of William Ward down to a branch . . . Hoggard's line to the main road, down the road to the fork; bounded on all sides by lands of William Ward, John Johnson, Sarah Hambleton, Elizabeth Forsyth, Jesse Hoggard, John Hoggard, and the main road.

(s) Benjamin Cook

Witness: Thomas Peers

Benjamin Morris

James Burnley

Acknowledged 14 July 1777 by Benjamin Cook.

Deed: 13 October 1777, Louisa County, VA, Book 21, paragraphs 189-190: Elizabeth Frosyth (sic) of Louisa County, VA, widow, to Jesse Burnley of Hanover County for 55 pounds sterling 60 acres whereon said Elizabeth now lives bounded by Nelson Anderson, Sarah Hambleton, and Jesse Hoggard, which was purchased by said Elizabeth of William Archer (alias Tinsley).

(s) Elizabeth Forsyth

Witness: William Poindexter

David Davis

Obediah Hinchie

Proved 13 October 1777 by oath of the witnesses.

Deed: 7 August 1787, Louisa County, VA, Book E, Page 71, paragraph 232-233: Philip Southerland of Louisa County, VA, to William Johns (Jones) of Fluvanna County, VA; for 60 pounds sterling 100 acres . . . William Sharp's line . . . John Pay's line . . . Pay's line to Combleton's line to Jesse Hoggard's line; above land is land William Jones sold to Joseph Southerland and at the said Jones' request his father Thomas Jones made said Joseph Southerland a deed of conveyance to Joseph Southerland, and Philip Southerland has made a deed of conveyence to William Jones. Said William Jones and said Philip Southerland do hereby covenant that they will forever warrant and defend said land against said Philip Southerland, his heirs and assigns but from no other persons nor persons whatsoever to said William Jones.

(s) Philip Southerland

Witness: Joseph Southerland, Sandes (x) Southerland

Sally Jones

Acknowledged 10 September 1787 by Philip Southerland

Deed: 28 December 1787, Louisa County, VA, Deed Book E, Page 79, paragraphs 312-314: John Badgett and Nancy his wife, and Thomas Badgett and his wife Ann of St. Martin's Parish of Louisa County, VA, to Jesse Hoggard of same for 27 pounds sterling 100 acres . . . Johnson's corner on the main road, up the road to Richardson's line . . . crossing Thomas' Creek to Indian Creek Road in Duke's and Foster's line, down the road to Johnson's line.

(s) John Badgett Nancy (x) Badgett

Thomas (x) Badgett Anne (x) Badgett

Witness: John Diggs James Anthony

Henry Duke William Waldrope

Acknowledged 12 May 1788 by John and Thomas Badgett, Nancy and Anne.

Deed: 30 November 1789, Louisa County, VA, Deed Book F, Page 105, paragraphs 510-513: David Hambleton of Louisa County, VA, to Jesse Hoggard of same for 35 pounds 12 shillings (silver) 70 acres on the south side of Henson's Creek adjacent to said Hoggard's lands whereon he now lives . . . Hoggard's corner on Gardner's line . . . Burnley's line to the creek, up the run to Hoggard's line.

(s) David Hambleton

Witness: James Michie

Meredith Poindexter

John Winn

Acknowledged 8 February 1790 by David Hambleton.

Deed: 27 February 1790, Louisa County, VA, Deed Book F, Page 114, paragraphs 589-591: David Hambleton of St. Martin's Parish, Louisa County, VA, to John Ward for 21 pounds 10 shillings 50 acres in said parish and county . . . Thomas Kersey's line, down the meanders of a branch of Henson's Creek, being the said Richard Richardson's to the junction with the main creek, down the main creek . . . line of David Hambleton . . . Hardin Duke's line.

(s) David Hambleton

Witness: Thomas Kersey

Jesse Hoggard

Richard Richardson

Acknowledged 14 June 1790, by David Hambleton.

Delilah Hoggard, G2421, daughter of Jesse and Delilah (?) Hoggard, was born ca. 1773, Fredericksville, Louisa, VA, died before 1817, married ca. 1793, Joseph F. Johnson and had three children:

1. Charles Johnson, born ca. 1794.

2. Francis Johnson, born ca. 1796.

3. Peter Johnson, born ca. 1798.

Nathaniel Haggard, G25, son of James and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard, was born 21 November 1723, Hanover County, VA, died 21 August 1806, Winchester, Clark, KY, is believed to have married twice, first to Mary Hazelrigg and had two sons:

1. Rev. Henry Haggard, G251, born 27 March 1744, VA.

2. Rev. Martin Haggard, G252, born ca. 1746, a Baptist preacher.

Nathaniel Haggard, G25, married secondly, Elizabeth Gentry, G36, daughter of Nicholas II and Mary (Brooks) Gentry, born 14 August 1731, Hanover County, VA, died 28 July 1820, Winchester, Clark, KY. They had eight children:

3. Elizabeth Haggard, G253, born 1752, married Rev. Edward Kindred.

4. John Haggard, G254, born 1754, married Mary Jane Shepard.

5. Mary O. Haggard, G255, born 1757, married Rev. William Kindred.

6. Rev. James Haggard, G256, born 1759, married Elizabeth Gentry, G318.

7. Jane Haggard, G257, born 1761, married David Gentry, G321.

8. Bartlett Haggard (twin), G258, born 1764, married Martha A. Dawson.

9. David Haggard (twin), G259, born 1764, married Nancy Dawson.

10. Nathaniel Haggard, Jr., G25A, born 1776, married Elizabeth Hayes.

The book by David Dawson Haggard, published in 1899, lists only Nathaniel Haggard's wife, Elizabeth Gentry, as a lady of English descent, but since she was born 14 August 1731, she would have been only thirteen years of age when Rev. Henry Haggard was born 27 March 1744, so it seems unlikely she would have been married before 1749, at least.

They settled in Albemarle County, VA, near Charlottesville, where they raised a family of seven sons and three daughters, and were members of the Baptist Church. Three of their sons became Baptist ministers and two daughters married Baptist ministers. Nathaniel Haggard was elected to represent Albemarle County in the Virginia House of Burgess and signed the "Virginia Declaration of Indendence" on 1 April 1776.

Nathaniel Haggard moved with his family to Todd County, KY, and in 1788 to Winchester, Clark County, KY, where they settled on a fine tract of land two miles south of Winchester on the Boonesboro Pike, then a wilderness, where he built a log cabin of cherry logs with portholes to fight off any indian attackers. This log cabin stood for over 150 years until it was burned by vandals following World War II.

Rev. Henry Haggard, G251, son of Nathaniel and Mary (Hazelrigg) Haggard, was born 27 March 1744, Albemarle County, VA, died 1843, Bibb County, AL, married ca. 1766, Albemarle County, VA, Dorothy "Dolly" Randolph, born ca. 1746, Albemarle County, VA, died ca. 1813, Crowson's Cove, Sevierville, TN, daughter of Henry and Mary (?) Randolph. They are believed to have had eleven children:

1. David B. Haggard, G2511, born 1767, Albemarle County, VA.

2. Henry Haggard, Jr., G2512, born ca. 1769, VA.

3. Joel Haggard, G2513, born ca. 1770, Albemarle County, VA.

4. James Haggard, G2514, born ca. 1774, Albemarle County, VA.

5. Mary Haggard, G2515, born ca. 1779, married John Trotter.

6. Susan R. Haggard, G2516, born 1782, married John Fancher.

7. Elizabeth Haggard, G2517, born ca. 1783, married John Clabaugh.

8. Rev. Noah Haggard, G2518, born April 1788, married Elizabeth Gentry, G318.

9. Martin Haggard, G2519, born ca. 1789, NC, married Prudence ?.

10. Lucy Haggard, G251A, born 1793, married Robert Brough Longbotham.

11. Nancy Haggard, G251B, born 1794, NC, married James Fancher.

Rev. Martin Haggard, G252, son of Nathaniel and Mary (Hazelrigg) Haggard, was born ca. 1746, a Baptist preacher, was killed by indians 11 March 1794 while on an evangelistic trip through the mountains in Tennessee with several other ministers.

Elizabeth Haggard, G253, daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard, was born 1752, Albemarle County, VA, married 23 October 1787, Albemarle County, VA, Rev. Edward Kindred. (No known children.)

 

John Haggard, G254, son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard, was born 7 April 1754, Albemarle County, VA, died February 1832, Winchester, Clark, KY, married 1770, Albemarle County, VA, Mary Jane Shepard, born 6 March 1759, Amherst County, VA, died 9 September 1844, Winchester, Clark, KY, daughter of Augustine and Sarah (Shelton) Shepard. They had eight children:

1. Pleasant H. Haggard, G2541, born 1777, married Elizabeth Watts.

2. Sally Haggard, G2542, born 22 April 1779, married Jesse Hampton.

3. Elizabeth "Betsy" Haggard, G2543, born 1784, married Joel Quisenberry.

4. Martin Haggard, G2544, born 20 June 1789, married Sally Hampton.

5. Nancy Haggard, G2545, born ca. 1790, married Davis Reed.

6. John Haggard, G2546, born 17 March 1794, married Mourning Quisenberry.

7. David Twyman Haggard, G2547, born 2 April 1796, married Martha L. Adams.

8. Mary "Polly" Haggard, G2548, born ca. 1798, married Miner Winn.

Mary O. Haggard, G255, daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard, was born 5 March 1757, Albemarle County, VA, died 1820, Madison County, KY, married 15 March 1780, Albemarle County, VA, Rev. William Kindred, born 1744, Northumberland, England, died August 1833, Madison County, KY, son of Bartholomew Kindred. They had eight children:

1. Elizabeth Jean Kindred, born 19 December 1781, married James Ramey.

2. Nathaniel Kindred, born ca. 1783, married Mary "Polly" Mills.

3. Martin Kindred, born 28 August 1785, Albemarle County, VA.

4. Nancy Jean Kindred, born 1787, married Richard Park.

5. David Kindred, born 1788, married Talitha Ramey.

6. John Kindred, born 1790, married Drucilla Ramey.

7. William Kindred, born 20 March 1794, married Mary R. Garland.

8. Jane Kindred, G2558, born 7 September 1795, married Richard Gentry, G3217.

Rev. James Haggard, G256, son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard, was born 1759, Albemarle County, VA, died 2 August 1853, Springfield, Sangamon, IL, married ca. 1778, Louisa County, VA, Elizabeth "Betsy" Gentry, G318, born ca. 1759 Louisa County, VA, died Sangamon County, IL, daughter of Moses and Lucy (Sims) Gentry. They had four children:

1. Nathaniel Sheepskin Haggard, born 1780, married Elizabeth W. Bruce.

2. Dabney Haggard, born 1785, married Lucy Simpson.

3. Harmon "Aaron" Haggard, born 13 July 1790, married Sally B. Steele.

4. Mary Elizabeth Haggard, born 1792, married Archibald Steele.

Jane Haggard, G257, daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard, was born 1761, Albemarle County, VA, died Madison County, KY, married ca. 1783, Louisa County, VA, as second wife of David Gentry, G321, born 11 November 1761, Louisa County, VA, died December 1813, Madison County, KY, son of David and Mary (Estes) Gentry. They had eleven children. (See Gentry G321).

 

Bartlett Haggard (twin), G258, son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard, was born 4 February 1764, Albemarle County, VA, died 18 May 1846, Winchester, Clark, KY, married 10 November 1785, Albemarle County, VA, Martha A. Dawson, born 11 November 1764, Albemarle County, VA, died 7 November 1842, Winchester, Clark, KY, daughter of Rev. Martin Dawson, III, and sister of David's wife. They had:

1. Elizabeth D. Haggard, born 11 October 1786, married Archibald Steele.

2. Martin Daniel Haggard, born 22 August 1788, married Elizabeth Cain.

3. Sarah R. Haggard, born 16 August 1790, Rev. James Edmondson.

4. Mildred Haggard, born 1792, married Enoch Elkin.

5. Mary "Polly" Haggard, born 22 February 1794, married Thomas Edmondson.

6. Nancy Haggard, born 17 September 1797, married Samuel Chism.

7. Martha "Patsy" Haggard, born 17 September 1797, married William Rupard.

8. Maria Haggard, born 10 December 1802, married Erasmus Rupard.

9. Allen Dawson Haggard, born 1805, died 1841.

David Haggard (twin), G259, son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard, was born 4 February 1764, Albemarle County, VA, died 1844, Bloomington, McLean, IL, married 6 November 1790, Albemarle County, VA, Nancy Dawson, born ca. 1768, Albemarle County, VA, daughter of Rev. Martin Dawson, III, sister of Bartlett's wife. David was a Revolutionary War veteran. While in military service his identical twin brother Bartlett would to come for a visit and they would exchange clothes so David could go home for a visit and his officers couldn't tell the difference. David and Nancy had ten children:

1. Elizabeth Haggard, born 4 December 1791, married John Strode Lander.

2. David Dawson Haggard, born 1 June 1792, married Charity Baldwin.

3. Sarah Martha Haggard, born 16 January 1795, married John Routt.

4. John Haggard, born 24 May 1800, married Ann Snelling.

5. Sally Haggard, born 1803, married Samuel Lander.

6. Melvina Haggard, born 1805, married Ludwell E. Rucker.

7. Cynthia Haggard, born 1808, married Isham Drury Bobbitt.

8. Mahala Haggard, born ca. 1810, married James H. McCaughan.

9. Louesa Haggard (twin), born 1813, married William S. Blakeley.

10. Louisa Haggard (twin), born 1813, married William G. Thompson.

 

Nathaniel Haggard, Jr., G25A, son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard, was born 17 June 1776, Albemarle County, VA, died 1858, Winchester, Clark, KY, married 30 December 1796, Winchester, Clark, KY, Elizabeth "Patty" Hayes, born 20 February 1780, Albemarle County, VA, died 3 November 1850, Winchester, Clark, KY, daughter of William and Charity (Burgher) Hayes. They had seven children:

1. Polly "Sally" Haggard, born 10 December 1799, married Spencer Holloway.

2. Martin B. Haggard, born 21 August 1799, married Catherine Tracey.

3. Nancy Haggard, born 23 February 1802, married James Hanson.

4. Elizabeth Haggard, born 15 Sept. 1804, married Dennis Doyle, II.

5. William Haggard, born 12 April 1807, married Eleanor Earle.

6. John Haggard, born 6 February 1810, married Sally M. Haggard, G25824.

7. David Dillard Haggard, born 28 July 1812, married Temperance Hodgkins.

Edmund Haggard, G26, son of James and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard, was born born ca. 1725, Hanover County, VA, will probated 1 April 1811, Otter Creek, Madison, KY, married first, ca. 1747, Louisa/Albemarle County, VA, Miss Rice of Stafford County, VA, daughter of William Rice. They had ten children:

1. William B. Haggard, G261, born 7 August 1753, Albemarle Coonty, VA.

2. Rev. David Haggard, born 1755, died 1850.

3. Rev. James Haggard, born 1757, died 1852.

4. Benjamin Haggard, born ca. 1759, married Polly Nokes.

5. Levi Forget Haggard, born ca. 1761, died 1839/40, a lawyer.

6. Ann Haggard, born ca. 1765.

7. Rev. Rice Haggard, born 1769, married Nancy Grimes.

8. Elizabeth Haggard, born ca. 1772, died 1839/40, never married.

9. Jonathan Haggard, born va. 1775.

10. Nathan D. Haggard, born ca. 1780, married Judith Kindred.

Edmund Haggard, G26, son of James and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard, was married secondly in 1810, Madison County, KY, Hannah Reynolds, no issue.

Gray Haggard, G27, son of James and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard, was born born ca. 1728, Hanover County, VA, died Powell's Valley, NC (present day Tennessee), married ca. 1750, Albemarle County, VA, Mary ?. Traditionally they had eight children but only five sons have been identified, the last is questionable:

1. John Haggard, born 1750, married Jane Gibson.

2. Samuel Haggard born ca. 1752, died 1811, married Nancy Hix.

3. Henry Haggard, born 1759, died 1838, Revolutionary War veteran.

4. William Haggard, born ca. 1765, married Rosanna Nowell.

5. James Haggard, born ca. 1765, died ca. 1790, killed by indians.

 

Zechariah Haggard, G28, son of James and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard, was born ca. 1730, Hanover County, VA, killed while on a scouting party with Daniel Boone, leaving his wife (unknown) and six children:

1. Jacob Haggard, born ca. 1748.

2. David Haggard, born ca. 1750.

3. William Haggard, born ca. 1752, died ca. 1774, Cincinatti, OH.

4. Rebecca Haggard, born ca. 1754.

5. Nancy Haggard, born ca. 1756, married Mr. Hazelwood.

6. John A. Haggard, G286, born ca. 1758, married Eliza Price.

Nicholas Gentry, II, G3, son of Nicholas Gentry, was born in 1697, New Kent County, VA, and was baptized in St. Peter's Parish there on 30 May 1697, New Kent County, VA, married first ca. 1719, New Kent County, VA, Mary Brooks, born ca. 1699, New Kent County, VA, died ca. 1729, Hanover County, VA, and had four children:

1. Moses Gentry, G31, (1722-1808) married Lucy Sims.

2. David Gentry, G32, (1724-1812) married Mary Estes.

3. Nicholas Gentry, III, G33, (1726-1787) married Sarah Dickens.

4. Mary Gentry (1728- ) married Mr. Hinson.

Nicholas Gentry, II, G3, married secondly ca. 1729, Hanover County, VA, Jane Benajah, born ca. 1708, New Kent County, VA, died 1779, Albemarle County, VA. They had seven children:

5. Robert Gentry, G35, (1730- ) married Judith Joyner.

6. Elizabeth Gentry, G36, (1731-1820) married Nathaniel Haggard, G25.

7. Benajah Brown Gentry, G37, (1733-1831) married first, Miss Austin; married secondly, Miss Jones.

8. Nathan Gentry, G38, (1741-1784) married Marianna Black.

9. Martin Gentry, G39, (1747-1827) married Mary Timberlake.

10. Daughter Gentry, G30, (ca. 1749- ) married Mr. Timberlake.

11. Daughter Gentry, G3A, (ca. 1751- ) married Mr. Jenkins.

Deed: Louisa County, VA, Deed Book A, Page 6, paragraph 77-78, 13 June 1743: Richard Brooks of Fredericksville Parish, Louisa County, VA, Planter, to Nicholas Gentry and Mary Gentry, his wife, of same. For paternal affection to my son-in-law, Nicholas Gentry and my daughter above named, 100 acres on Dirty Swamp, Fredericksville Parish, Louisa County, VA.

(s) Richard (R) Brooks

Witness: John Venable

John Clark

Acknowledged 13 June 1743 by Richard Brooks.

Pursuant to an order of the vestry of Fredericksville Parish, dated 22 February 1743, we have processioned the lines between Charles Barrett, and Thomas Rice; the lines between Charles Barrett and Nicholas Gentry. Present each party: Samuel Gentry, Jams, Nuckols, and Richard Haggard.

Pursuant to an order of the vestry of Fredericksville Parish, dated 7 January 1756, appointing us to pocession the lines of the several persons between Harris' Mill Road and Henson's Creek Road, the parish line and the head of the Little Creek River, we processioned a line between Nicholas Gentry and Samuel Winston, John Gilbert and French Haggard lines. Present: Gilbert, Nicholas Gentry, Samuel Winston, and William Lane. Emerson not in these parts. The line between John Powers and Samuel Gentry. Present: John Duke for Powers, Nicholas Gentry for Samuel Gentry, William Lane and Samuel Winston. Samuel Gentry and Bartlett Anderson's line, present: Nicholas Gentry for Samuel Gentry. Nicholas Gentry and Richard Haggard's line, present: Nicholas Gentry.

Nicholas Gentry wrote his will on February 20, 1777, in anticipation of his death in April of 1779. It reads:

WILL OF NICHOLAS GENTRY

In the name of God, amen, I, Nicholas Gentry of Albemarle County, VA, do make this my last will and testament:

IMPRIMIS: My desire is that me beloved wife Jane Gentry remain in the possession and engagement of my whole estate, both real and personal, during her life, and after decease, I give and bequeath to my son, Martin, a negro girl, Milly, and likewise a negro boy, Charles, and the children of said Milly with all her future children. I bequeath to him and his heirs and assigns forever, provided my son Martin Gentry, his heirs and assigns forever, pay to my son Nathan Gentry, the sum of fifteen pounds current money of Virginia, to him, his heirs and assigns, to be paid yearly, five pounds, until paid. I likewise give to my son Martin Gentry my copper still, and my gun, to him, his heirs and assigns forever.

I GIVE and bequeath to my grandson Bartlett Gentry, son of Martin Gentry, one negro boy named Patrick, and to his sister Patty, my granddaughter, I give one negro girl named Minnie, to them and their heirs and assigns forever. But if either of my grandchildren, Bartlett or Patty, die without lawful issue, the said negroes Patrick and Minnie descend to my son Martin Gentry, his heirs and assigns forever.

AND FURTHER, my will and desire is that my sons Moses, David and Nicholas Gentry and my daughter Mary have twenty shillings apiece and no more, to be paid out of my estate, and that they, nor any of them shall enjoy any more, unless the laws of this country should entitle them to a greater sum; in that case my desire is that they shall not possess, nor enjoy any more than the law allows disinherited children to.

FURTHER, my desire is that after my will desired shall be executed, the remaining part of my estate shall be equally divided between my sons Robert, Benajah, Nathan, Martin, and my daughter Elizabeth Haggard and my granddaughters Jane Timberlake and Ann Jenkins; with the two last Timberlake and Jenkins, shall have half as much as my son Robert, shall have no more, and Ann Jenkins shall have, as Jane Timberlake and no more.

MY DESIRE is that my estate be appraised, and lastly I appoint my beloved Jane Gentry and my sons David, and Martin Gentry, as executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke all former wills made by me, and declare this to be my last will and testament.

IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven.

(s) Nicholas Gentry

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Bezaleel Brown, and Benajah Brown.

At Albemarle County, VA, April Court, 1779, the will of Nicholas Gentry, II, was proved by the oath of Bezzaleel Brown and Benajah Brown, witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded upon motion of Martin Gentry, as executor therein named, who made oath according to law, whereupon he gave bond with Bezzaleel Brown and Benajah Brown as his securities. So ends the story of Nicholas Gentry, II. His father was Nicholas Gentry, who with his brother, Samuel Gentry, came to America in 1677.

Moses Gentry, G31, son of Nicholas and Mary (Brooks) Gentry, II, was born 1722, Hanover County, VA, died in 1808, Albemarle County, VA, married ca. 1761, Albemarle County, VA, Lucy Sims, born ca. 1743, Hanover County, VA. They had twelve children:

1. Elizabeth "Betsy" Gentry, G311, born ca. 1762, married James Haggard, G236, son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard.

2. James Gentry (1763-1833).

3. Moses Gentry, Jr. (ca. 1764- ) settled in western Kentucky.

4. John P. Gentry, G314, (ca. 1766- ) married Katherine "Kate" Gentry, G37B, daughter of Benajah Brown and Miss (Jones) Gentry.

5. Nicholas Gentry (ca. 1767- ) married Mary Maxwell.

6. Jane Gentry (ca. 1769- ) married James Maxwell.

7. Frances Gentry (ca. 1770- ) married Thomas Fitzpatrick.

8. Joanna Gentry (ca. 1772 ) married Joseph Walters.

9. Claybourn Gentry (1775-1852) married Jane Maxwell.

10. Mary "Polly" Gentry, G31A, (ca. 1777- ) married John Gentry, G392, son of Martin and Mary (Timberlake) Gentry.

11. Benajah Gentry (10 January 1780-1860) married Pearl Buck.

12. David Gentry (1784-1839).

Deed: Louisa County, VA, Book B, Page 129, paragraphs 24, January 1758: Nicholas Gentry of Fredericksville Parish, Louisa County, VA, for Good Will, Love and Natural affection to said Moses Gentry, 103 acres in Fredericksville Parish . . . David Gentry's line . . . William Winston's line . . . Col. Charles Barret's line.

(s) Nicholas (x) Gentry

Acknowledged 24 January 1758 by Nicholas Gentry.

Moses Gentry lived most of his life in Louisa and Albemarle Counties, VA. Louisa was organized in 1742, and at that time quite a number of Gentrys had settled in Louisa County. In the year of 1744 the county of Albemarle was organized still further west of Louisa, but it was not until about 1760 when the Gentrys began to settle in Albemarle County. Moses Gentry bought land of Samuel Gay of Albemarle County on March 13, 1778, on the old Lynchburg Road, north of Garland's store, on the south side of Ragged Mountain, and made it his permanent home. He was a Ruling Elder in the Cove Presbyterian Church, a large church building situated about six miles from his home. His wife Lucy (Sims) Gentry was noted for her religious zeal and church work. She lived to be nearly a hundred years of age. After his death she kept an inn, her home being suitably located on the main road from Lynchburg to Richmond.

David Gentry, G32, son of Nicholas and Mary (Brooks) Gentry, II, was born in 1724, Hanover County, VA, died in 1812, married first ca. 1746, wife unknown, who probably died in childbirth.

1. William Gentry, ca. 1747, Albemarle County, VA.

David Gentry, G32, married secondly, ca. 1758, Albemarle County, VA, Mary Estes, daughter of Reuben Estes. He was 88 when he died. David and Mary (Estes) Gentry had four children:

2. David Gentry, G322, born 11 November 1761, married first, Jane Kendrick; married secondly, Jane Haggard, G257.

3. Richard Gentry, G323, (6 Sept. 1763) married Jane Harris.

4. Winifred Gentry, (1765-1823) married William Martin, son of William and Sarah (Harris) Martin. They had thirteen children.

David Gentry followed his children to Kentucky in his old age and made his home with his son Richard, on the homestead six miles south of Richmond in Madison County, KY, where he was buried in the old Gentry family graveyard.

David Gentry sold land in Louisa County, VA, on August 22, 1748, to John Brooks. He again deeded 178 acres of land on Doyle River, in Albemarle County, VA, to his brother Martin Gentry on November 1778, and he bought 500 acres land in Albemarle County, VA, on May 14, 1778 from Thomas Hull of Goochland County, VA.

Deed: Louisa County, VA, Book B, Page 127, paragraphs 214-215, 23 August 1757: Nicholas Gentry of Fredericksville Parish, Louisa County, VA, for good will and fatherly love to a loving son David Gentry, 100 acres on branches of Dirty Swamp in Fredericksville Parish . . . William Winston's line . . . Maj. John Strake's corner.

(s) Nicholas (A) Gentry

Acknowledged 23 August 1757 by Nicholas Gentry.

David Gentry, G322, son of David and Mary (Estes) Gentry, was born 11 November 1761, Albemarle County, Virginia, married first, Jane Kendrick, born ca. 1763, died ca. 1783, Louisa County, VA. They had one son:

1. James Gentry, G3221, (1782-1809) married Elizabeth ?.

David Gentry, G322, married secondly ca. 1783, Louisa County, VA, Jane Haggard, G257, born 1761, Albemarle County, VA, daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Gentry) Haggard. They had:

2. Bright Berry Gentry, G3222, (1784- ), married Martha Jones.

3. Pleasant Gentry (1787-1868) married ?

4. Elizabeth Gentry G3224, (1788-1854) married David Haggard, G2613.

5. Mary Gentry, G3225, (1790- ) married William Haggard, G2612.

6. Oney Gentry (1792- )

7. David Gentry, G3226, (27 April 1794) married Jaley Ham.

8. Richard Gentry, G3228, (4 September 1795) married Jane Kindred, G2558.

9. Martin Gentry, G3228, (12 November 1798) married Elizabeth Kindred.

10. Jane Gentry (7 August 1802-1855)

11. Winifred "Winnie" Gentry (20 February 1895-1887)

12. Bailey Gentry, G322B, (1807-1852) married Lucinda Kindred.

James Gentry, G3221, son of David and Jane (Kendrick) Gentry, was born in 1782, Albemarle County, VA, died 1809, Madison County, KY, married Elizabeth ?, and had five children:

1. William Gentry, G32211, (1800-1866) married Nancy Bell.

2. Thomas Gentry, G32212, (1802-1873) married unidentified.

3. Sally Gentry, born ca. 1804.

4. Polly Gentry, born ca. 1806.

5. David Gentry (1808-1891) married Jane Tilly.

William Gentry, G32211, son of David and Elizabeth (?) Gentry, was born in 1800, Madison County, KY, died in 1866, married ca. 1822, Nancy Bell, born ca. 1802, Madison County, KY. They had nine children, unidentified.

Thomas Gentry, G32212, son of David and Elizabeth (?) Gentry, was born in 1802, Madison County, KY, died in 1873, married ca. 1824, unidentified, and had a large family.

David Gentry, G32215, son of David and Elizabeth (?) Gentry, was born in 1808, Madison County, KY, died in 1891, married ca. 1830, Jane Tilly and had two sons:

1. William T. Gentry, born ca. 1831.

2. James H. Gentry, born ca. 1833.

Bright Berry Gentry, G3222, son of David and Jane (Haggard) Gentry, was born 1784, Albemarle County, VA, married ca. 1802, Madison County, KY, Martha Jones, and had ten children:

1. Eliza Gentry, born ca. 1803, married John Arnold.

2. Fannie Gentry, born ca. 1805, married Thomas Lamb.

3. Albert Gentry, born ca. 1807.

4. Christopher Gentry, born ca. 1809.

5. Nancy Jane Gentry, born ca. 1810.

6. Martha E. Gentry, born ca. 1812.

7. Margaret "Peggy" Gentry, born ca. 1814, married Mr. West.

8. James H. Gentry, born ca. 1816.

9. David Gentry, born ca. 1818.

10. Jonathan Jackson Gentry, born ca. 1820.

 

Pleasant Gentry, G3223, son of David and Jane (Haggard) Gentry, was born 1787, Albemarle County, VA, died 1868, Madison County, KY, married ca. 1811 and had nine children:

1. June Gentry (1812- ) married ca. 1832, Andrew Wilhoit.

2. David Gentry, G32232, (1814- ).

3. Anderson Gentry (1816- )

4. Wesley Gentry, G32234, (1818- ).

5. Pleasant Gentry, Jr. (1820- )

6. Henry Gentry (1822- )

7. Mary Gentry (1824- )

8. Elizabeth Gentry (1828- ) married ca. 1848, Thomas Hulse.

9. Jaley Gentry (1833- ) married ca. 1853, Jacob Faddis.

David Gentry, G32232, son of Pleasant Gentry, was born 1814, Madison County, KY, married ca. 1836, and had seven children:

1. John Gentry, born ca. 1837.

2. William Gentry, born ca. 1839.

3. George Gentry, born ca. 1841.

4. Daughters not identified, ca. 1837/51.

Wesley Gentry, G32234, son of Pleasant Gentry, was born 1818, Madison County, KY, married and had one daughter:

1. Bird Gentry (ca. 1841- )

Elizabeth Gentry, G3224, daughter of David and Jane (Haggard) Gentry, was born 1788, Albemarle County, VA, died in 1854, Madison County, KY, married 12 January 1809, Madison County, KY, David Haggard, G2614, born 30 June 1789, Lancaster, Gerrard, KY, died 21 December 1865, Pesota, Dubuque, IA, son of William B. and Mary Ann (Akin) Haggard. They had thirteen children. (See Gentry G2614).

Mary Gentry, G3225, daughter of David and Jane (Haggard) Gentry, was born 1790, Boonesboro, Madison County, KY, died in Farley, Dubuque, IA, married 10 January 1809, Madison County, KY, William Haggard, G2612, born 5 April 1785, Tazewell County, VA, died 18 December 1872, Viola, Dubuque, IA, son of William B. and Mary Ann (Akin) Haggard. They had twelve Children, only five of whom have been identified. (See Gentry G2612).

 

David Gentry, G3226, son of David and Jane (Haggard) Gentry, was born 27 April 1794, Boonesboro, Madison, KY, married ca. 1816, Jaley Ham, born ca. 1796. They had eight children:

1. Oney Gentry, G32261, born ca. 1819, married Stephen Gum.

2. Rhoda Gentry, G32262, born ca. 1820, married Thomas Cox.

3. Spicy Gentry, born 1821, married Obednigo Park.

4. James H. Gentry, born 1823, Madison County, KY.

5. Martha Gentry, G32265, born 1825, married Simpson Wagers.

6. Pleasant Gentry, born 1828, Madison County, KY.

7. Bailey Gentry, born 1832, Madison County, KY.

8. David W. Gentry, born 1834, Madison County, KY.

Oney Gentry, G32261, daughter of David and Jaley (Ham) Gentry, was born in 1819, Boonesboro, Madison, KY, married ca. 1839, Stephen Gum and had twins. (not identified).

Rhoda Gentry, G32262, daughter of David and Jaley (Ham) Gentry, was born in 1820, Boonesboro, Madison, KY, married ca. 1840, Thomas Cox, born ca. 1818, and had nine children. (Not identified).

Martha Gentry, G32265, daughter of David and Jaley (Ham) Gentry, was born in 1825, Boonesboro, Madison, KY, married ca. 1845, Simpson Wagers. They had six children:

1. Coleman Wagers, born 1850, Madison County, KY.

2. James Lewis Wagers, born 1852, Madison County, KY.

3. Jonathan Thomas Wagers, born 1856, Madison County, KY.

4. Owen G. Wagers, born 1859, Madison County, KY.

5. Mary E. Wagers, born 1861, Madison County, KY.

6. Armilda Wagers, born ca. 1865, Madison County, KY.

Richard Gentry, G3227, son of David and Jane (Haggard) Gentry, was born 4 September 1795, Winchester, Clark, KY, married ca. 1812, Jane Kindred, G2558, born 7 September 1795, Winchester, Clark, KY, daughter of Rev. William and Mary O. (Haggard) Kindred. They had twelve children:

1. William Gentry, born 1813, Winchester, Clark, KY.

2. Mary "Polly" Gentry, born 1818, Winchester, Clark, KY.

3. Elizabeth Gentry, born 1820, Winchester, Clark, KY.

4. Austin Gentry, born 1822, Winchester, Clark, KY.

5. George Gentry, born 1824, Winchester, Clark, KY.

6. John Gentry, born 1826, Winchester, Clark, KY.

7. Nancy Gentry, born 1828, Winchester, Clark, KY.

8. Jane Gentry, born 1831, Winchester, Clark, KY.

9. Richard Gentry, born 1833, Winchester, Clark, KY.

10. Martin Gentry, born 1835, Winchester, Clark, KY.

11. Lucinda Gentry, born 1837, Winchester, Clark, KY.

12. Minerva Gentry, born 1839, Winchester, Clark, KY.

Martin Gentry, G3228, son of David and Jane (Haggard) Gentry, was born 12 November 1798, Boonesboro, Madison, KY, died Hendricks County, IN, married Elizabeth Kindred, born 1806, Winchester, Clark, KY, died Hendricks County, IN. They had fourteen children:

1. Joshua Gentry, born 25 February 1824, Madison County, KY.

2. Bailey Gentry, born 28 December 1826, Madison County, KY.

3. Mary "Polly" Gentry, born 17 December 1828, married Mr. Krnnedy.

4. John Gentry (1830-1884)

5. David Gentry (1831-died in infancy)

6. Harvey Gentry, G32286, born 15 April 1833, Hendricks County, IN.

7. Jane Gentry, born 8 October 1834, married Mr. Spicklemire.

8. James Gentry (1837-1905) married ca. 1859, Perlina ?.

9. William Gentry (1840-1901) married ca. 1862, Lethy Ann ?.

10. Margaret Gentry, born 12 January 1842, married Reuben Foster.

11. Martin Gentry, born 12 December 1843.

12. David Gentry (1845- )

13. Susan Gentry, born 14 October 1846, married Andrew McWilliams.

14. Pleasant Gentry, born 19 April 1849, died in infancy.

Harvey Gentry, G32286, son of Martin and Elizabeth (Kindred) Gentry, was born 15 April 1833, Hendricks County, IN, died 28 November 1920, Hendricks County, IN, married ca 1855, Rebecca Ann Tharp, (1836-1918), daughter of James and Mary (Yount) Tharp. Issue:

1. James Martin Gentry, G322861, born 1856, Hendricks County, IN, died 1880, married Amanda Ann Abney (1856-1940) daughter of Manson C. and Eliza Jane (Tyler) Abney, and had:

a. Harley Glen Gentry, G322861a, born 13 April 1893, Montclair, IN, died 6  December 1946, Indianapolis, In, married 1911, Ethel Marie DeWeese, born 24 February 1895, Jamestown, IN, died 6 September 1963, Indianapolis, IN, daughter of John Lewis and Mollie (Scott) DeWeese. They had a son:

b. Thomas Woodrow Gentry, G322861ab, born 24 December 1913, Jamestown, IN, died 12 December 1972, Lafayette, IN, married 23 April 1937, Lafayette, IN, Dorothy M. Lawson, born 17 August 1917, Riley, IN, daughter of Fred Lee and Clara (Fisher) Lawson. They have a daughter:

c. Cheryl Ann Gentry, G322861abc, born 16 January 1950, Franklin, IN, married 23 November 1968, Donald L. Combs.

Bailey Gentry, G322B, son of David and Jane (Haggard) Gentry, was born 11 March 1807, Boonesboro, Madison, KY, died 8 September 1852, married Lucinda Kindred. They had:

1. James V. Gentry, born ca. 1830, married Mary Kindred.

2. David Robert Gentry, born ca. 1832, married Mary Ellen Gentry.

3. Maranda Gentry, born ca. 1834, married Morton Rucker.

4. Mary Frances Gentry, born ca. 1836, married Manuel Kelley.

5. Pleasant K. Gentry, born ca. 1838, married Druella Park.

6. Martin A. Gentry, born ca. 1840, married Cynthia Kindred.

7. Winifred E. "Winnie" Gentry, born ca. 1842, married William Adkins.

Richard Gentry, G323, son of David and Mary (Estes) Gentry, was born 6 September 1763, Albemarle County, VA, died 12 February 1843, Boonesboro, Madison, KY, married 15 April 1784, Albemarle County, VA, Jane Harris, born 18 September 1763, Albemarle County, VA, died 17 September 1821, Boonesboro, Madison, KY, daughter of Christopher and Agnes (McCord) Harris. They had three sons:

1. Reuben Estes Gentry, born 6 June 1785, Albemarle County, Va, died 6 November 1839, Virginia, married 23 November 1806, Elizabeth White.

2. Joshua Gentry, G3238, born 6 June 1797, Boonesboro, Madison, KY.

3. Overton Gentry (ca. 1799) Boonesboro, Madison, KY.

Joshua Gentry, G3238, son of Richard and Jane (Harris) Gentry, was born 6 June 1797, Boonesboro, Madison, KY, died Marion County, MO, married ca. 1828, Marion County, MO, Adaline Henry, born ca. 1799, South Carolina. They had eleven children:

1. Henry Clay Gentry, G32281, born 5 November 1828, Marion Co., MO.

2. Mary Jane Gentry, G32382, born 15 May 1832, Marion County, MO.

3. Adaline Gentry, born 11 August 1834, married Alexander Bowling.

4. Joshua Henry Gentry, G32384, born 21 May 1836, Marion County, MO.

5. William Richard Gentry, born 18 August 1838, Marion County, MO,

died 20 December 1866, married ca. 1860, Leah Reynolds.

6. Joseph M. Gentry, born ca. 1840, Marion County, MO.

7. John Campbell Gentry, G32387, born 23 August 1843, Marion County, MO.

8. Amelia Gentry (1845-Feb. 1892) married November 1860, J. Porter Bush.

9. James Blythe Gentry, born 1847, Marion County, MO.

10. Henryetta Gentry, G3238A, (1849- ) married Stephen Glasscock.

11. Charles Rhodes Gentry, born ca. 1851, Marion County, MO.

Joshua Henry Gentry, G32384, son of Joshua and Adaline (Henry) Gentry, was born 21 May 1836, Marion County, MO, died 25 August 1890, buried Haggard Cemetery, Dresden, Pettis, MO, married 13 November 1855, Dresden, Pettis, MO, Amanda Haggard, G2356141, born 1834, Winchester, Clark, KY, died 30 November 1870, Dresden, Pettis, MO, daughter of Andrew Jackson and Mary Ann (Lewis) Haggard. They had:

1. A. Clay Gentry, born 1856, Dresden, Pettis, MO, died Aspen, CO.

2. Andrew Jackson Jackson, born 1858, Dresden, Pettis, MO.

3. Annie Gentry, G323843, born 4 March 1861, Dresden, Pettis, MO.

4. Joseph William Gentry, G323844, born 1864, Dresden, Pettis, MO.

5. Bina Gentry, born 7 March 1867, Dresden, Pettis, MO.

6. Amanda Gentry, G323846, born 29 September 1868, Dresden, MO.

 

Annie Gentry, G323843, daughter of Joshua Henry and Amanda (Haggard) Gentry, was born 4 March 1861, Dresden, Pettis, MO, married 8 October 1878, F. W. Glasscock, born ca. 1859. They moved to New London, Ralls, MO, where they had six children:

1. Gentry Glasscock, born 1 August 1879, New London, Ralls, MO.

2. Nettie Bell Glasscock, born 28 January 1882, New London, Ralls, MO.

3. Bina Pledge Glasscock, born 22 August 1884, New London, Ralls, MO

4. Campbell H. Glasscock, born 22 July 1888, New London, Ralls, MO.

5. Amanda L. Glasscock, born 26 October 1890, New London, Ralls, MO.

6. Annie O. Glasscock, born 24 December 1895, New London, Ralls, MO.

Joseph William Gentry, G323844, son of Joshua Henry and Amanda (Haggard) Gentry, was born 1864, Dresden, Pettis, MO, married ? and moved to Center, Ralls, MO. They had two daughters:

1. Mildred Gentry, born ca. 1887, New London, Ralls, MO.

2. Anna Bell Gentry, born ca. 1889, New London, Ralls, MO.

Amanda Gentry, G323846, daughter of Joshua Henry and Amanda (Haggard) Gentry, was born 29 September 1868, Dresden, Pettis, MO, married 8 November 1887, William Glasscock, born ca. 1866. They moved to New London, Ralls, MO, and had two daughters:

1. Edna Glasscock, born 1888, New London, Ralls, MO.

2. Lucille Glasscock, born 1892, New London, Ralls, MO.

John Campbell Gentry, G32387, son of Joshua and Adaline (Henry) Gentry, was born 23 August 1843, Marion County, MO, died 15 July 1878, Dresden, Pettis, MO, married 23 August 1866, Dresden, Pettis, MO, Dorothy C. "Dottie" Haggard, G2356146, born 1845, Dresden, Pettis, MO, died in 1917, daughter of Andrew Jackson and Mary Ann (Lewis) Haggard. They had two children:

1. Charles Campbell Gentry, born ca. 1867, married Minnie Gotchalk.

2. Mary Bell Gentry, born ca. 1869, married J. M. Manhorter.

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