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18. David GENTRY5 was born about 1724 in Hanover County, Virginia.5 He died in 1813 at the age of 89 in Madison County, Kentucky.5

Louisa Co DB 2
p.214  Nicholas Gentry of Fredericksville Parish, for good will & fatherly love to my son David Gentry, 100 acres on branches of Dirty Swamp.  Begin W. Winstons line, Maj. John Starkes corner.  Signed:  Nicholas (A) Gentry.  23 Aug 1757 ack. By Nicholas Gentry.

David married Mary Estes on 16 Jul 1758 in Louisa Co VA. She was born about 1726 in New Kent Co VA, daughter of Reuben Estes.

It is possible that David had a brief earlier marriage before he married Mary Estes. There is a Bailey listed in tax lists in Trinity Parish, Louisa Co, that seems to be too old to have been a child of Mary.

David bought 500 acres in Albemarle Co in 1778, but left there in 1787 to move to Madison Co KY. He appears in the 1800 tax list in Madison Co. His will is also in Madison County.

The editor of the Gentry JOURNAL suggests that David's name as eldest might indicate that the wife of Nicholas I was a Crawford, daughter of David Crawford. The Crawfords were active in St. Peter's Parish & had bought Samuel Gentry's land grant. He proposes the daughter Elizabeth but other Crawford records show that Elizabeth Crawford, daughter of David married Nicholas Meriwether.

He is thought to be buried in the old Gentry graveyard, Richard Gentry homestead, 6 miles south of Richmond, Madison Co, KY

David GENTRY and Mary ESTES were married on 16 July 1758. Mary ESTES was born circa 1726 in New Kent County, Virginia.

David GENTRY and Mary ESTES had the following children:






Iona "Oney" GENTRY.



Richard GENTRY was born on 26 September 1763. He died on 12 February 1843 at the age of 79.

This son found in an SAR application. Richard said to have married Jane Harris, 1 Apr 1784. She was born 18 Sep 1763 and died 17 Sep 1821. Richard said to have enlisted from Albemarle VA for two months under Capt William Dalton, fall of 1780, when he was 17. In May of 1781, he enlisted again and served in the Virginia State Troops until after the surrender of Cornwallis. He was then discharged at Fredericksburg after serving six months. His pension application is dated 13 Aug 1832.