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20. NICHOLAS GENTRY III5 was born about 1728 in Hanover County, Virginia.5 He died in 1803 at the age of 75 in Adair County, Kentucky.5

Nicholas received a gift of land from his father-in-law, Edward Stringer in 1752; probably at the time Nicholas married Elizabeth.
Louisa Co VA, DB A, p.462
26 May 1752  Edward Stringer to Elizabeth Gentry wife of Nicholas Gentry Junior.  For paternal affection to my daughter Elizabeth Gentry.  Tract whereon the said Nicholas Gentry now lives  70 acres.  Signed Edward (ES) Stringer.  Wit: Abra. Venable, Joseph Shelton, Nathl. Garland

The children of this first marriage were named in a court document of 1782 which involved some controversy over property that may have belonged to their mother. They were: Mildred, David, John, Nancy, Sally, Fannie, Martin & Blackston [Blaxton]. Nicholas IV was missing from this list but there some unusual circumstances surrounding Nicholas IV and he as thought to have committed suicide in 1787.

Louisa Co VA Deeds:
1783 Nov 6 Bk(H-289)
Nicholas Gentry and wife Sarah [Dickens] sell to Samuel Thompson 42 acres.
1783 Aug 11 Bk(H-322)
David Gentry and wife Elizabeth of Caroline County, deed 70 acres on Gold Mine Creek to Nicholas Gentry of Louisa County.
[This reference among others, establishes that the David Gentry of Caroline County was the son of Nicholas-III, not the David who is listed in GFA.]
1787 Apr 10 Bk(H-266)
Nicholas Gentry and wife Sarah sell to James Beadles, 152 acres bounded by Samuel Thompson, William Whitlock, William Paulett, Phillip Timberlake, Gravitt Edwards in Trinity Parish.

Nicholas had another ten children by his second wife Sarah Dickens. Mary, Henry, Elizabeth, Zachariah/Zachary, James/Richard, Sarah Perrine [this is the 2nd daughter to be named Sarah], Robert, Benajah, Jane & Wesley. Note: the old family genealogy book The Gentry Family in America, does not have any daughters of this marriage except Sarah Perrine.

Nicholas III did not move to Albemarle Co with the rest of the family. Instead he moved directly to KY where he and son Zachary appear on the tax list in 1800 for Green County KY which later became Adair Co KY. Nicholas died 1803 in Adair Co. Most of the children also moved KY either before or after their father, living in Adair & Bullitt Counties.

NICHOLAS GENTRY III and Elizabeth STRINGER were married about 1752 in Louisa County, Virginia.5 Elizabeth STRINGER4, daughter of Edward STRINGER and Frances BLACKSTON, was born (date unknown).

NICHOLAS GENTRY III and Elizabeth STRINGER had the following children:

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Mildred GENTRY5 was born (date unknown).

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David GENTRY.

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Nicholas GENTRY5 was born in 1756.4 He died in 1787 at the age of 31.4

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John GENTRY5 was born (date unknown).

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Nancy GENTRY5 was born (date unknown).

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Sarah "Sally" GENTRY5 was born (date unknown).

The older Sarah of Nicholas III's two daughters of the same name married William Goudge.

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Fannie GENTRY5 was born (date unknown).

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Martin GENTRY5 was born (date unknown).

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Blackston or Blaxston GENTRY.

NICHOLAS GENTRY III and Sarah DICKENS were married about 1769 in Louisa County, Virginia.5,6 Sarah DICKENS, daughter of John DICKENS, was born about 1750 in Louisa County, Virginia.4 She died in 1810 at the age of 60 in Adair County, Kentucky.4

NICHOLAS GENTRY III and Sarah DICKENS had the following children:

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ELIZABETH GENTRY.

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Henry GENTRY4 was born in 1772 in Louisa County, Virginia.4

Henry married Pin Hall in 1804.

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Mary GENTRY4 was born about 1774 in Louisa County, Virginia.4

Mary married Charles Kavanaugh 12 Apr 1791.

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Zachariah GENTRY was born about 1776 in Louisa County, Virginia.4

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James Richard GENTRY was born about 1779 in Louisa County, Virginia.4

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Sarah Perrine GENTRY4 was born on 8 July 1781 in Louisa County, Virginia.4

Sarah married James Smith 1799.

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Robert GENTRY.

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Benajah GENTRY.

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Jane GENTRY was born about 1790 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.4 She died in Carroll County, Missouri.4

Birth is a quesstimate. Reported to have married Alexander Harding/Hardin, 24 Mar 1807 in Adair Co,Kentucky.

1850 U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS, ADAIR CO., KY; Page 86; Dist. 2; 477-477; Alexander Hardin and family. NOTE: Jane's age was 57

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Wesley GENTRY was born about 1792 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.4 He died in Carroll County, Missouri.4

Wesley married Mary Ann Meads.