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46. David GENTRY5 was born in 1754.4 He died in 1847 at the age of 93 in Overton County, Tennessee.4
Gentry Family in America lists a David among the children of Nicholas but gives the wrong family description for this David. Nicholas' son married Elizabeth Whitlock and moved from Louisa to Caroline County. David and his sister Mildred were named in the 1777 will of Thomas Whitlock, father of David's wife Elizabeth and Mildred's husband, William. David is further identified in a deed of sale of land to his brother Nicholas(18b). Three of David's sons, John N., Thomas, and Jesse moved to Buncombe County, North Carolina and were among the early settlers there. Their brother, Elias, followed them to Buncombe County in later years where their parents were eventually buried.

David and Sarah have Memorial pages on FindAGrave, and said buried Thomas Gentry Cemetery, Gainsboro, Jackson Co, TN. This is somewhat doubtful - here's the story.
THIS BURIAL SHOULD BE TAKEN WITH CAUTION! David died in Overton county, almost 7 miles away from this cemetery. Chances are, Overton not being very far from Jackson Co., that his remains were transported to Thomas Gentry Cemetery in Blackburn Fork and buried there. This is probably also true because David's widow, Sarah, moved back to Blackburn Fork immediatley after David's death where she eventually died and was buried at Thomas Gentry Cemetery. Chances are she would have wanted to have been buried with David and had him transported to Thomas Gentry Cemetery when he passed. Probably unmarked stone, row 1 with Sarah

David GENTRY and Elizabeth WHITLOCK were married about 1773. Elizabeth WHITLOCK was born in 1754. She died in 1810 at the age of 56 in Buncombe County, North Carolina.

David GENTRY and Elizabeth WHITLOCK had the following children:



Sarah GENTRY was born in 1790. She died in 1840 at the age of 50 in Hart County, Kentucky.

David GENTRY and Sarah JOHNSON were married in 1807. Sarah JOHNSON was born in 1780 in North Carolina. She died in 1856 at the age of 76 in Jackson County,Tennessee.