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4. Samuel GENTRY2 was born about 1691 in New Kent County, Virginia.2

Samuel Gentry first appears in the St. Peter's records in 1716 on a road clearing crew. In 1719 he was included in a processioning report with Nicholas Gentry II near Stone Horse Creek. He later received grants on Beech Creek. Samuel was probably another son of Nicholas Gentry I and likely some older than Nicholas II.

The Haggard Database gives Samuel as a son of Nicholas I, but with a too early birth year and then Samuel's children have birth dates over an impossible 40-year span. Haggard stated that Samuel married Ann Allen, and she died in 1747. Samuel's wife is given as Ann in Louisa Co deeds. Samuel is said to have died in 1762. Unfortunately, Clinton Haggard did not save his source data.
Children are said to have been the following. I consider all of this as unproved and simply pointers to possible further discovery. [Haggard spelling Surry as "Surray".]
Nicholas III, born Hanover Co, married Mary Brooks ca 1749 and died 1797, Surry Co NC
David, married Sarah Brooks, died 1760, Jackson, NC
Joseph G., married Agness Shelton, died leaving will dated 11 Nov 1804, Surry Co NC
Richard, said married about 1754, but no wife given; died c1811, Surry Co NC
Allen, married Mary ???, about 1749; his will probated in Halifax Co VA, 26 Jul 1802
Samuel III, died about 1800, Surry Co, NC
George, died in Charlottesville, Louisa Co, VA
Simon married Susannah Brown in May of 1760; died Cumberland Co VA
Ann, b. ca 1736, married French Haggard in Fredericksville, Louisa Co VA

Virginia Land Patent Book 11, p.328
20 Feb 1723
Samuel Gentry, 400 acres, New Land, Hanover Co on North side the South Anna River between lines of Drumond, Scott & Taylor

Patent Book 12, p.145
22 Feb 1724
Samuel Gentry, 196 acres, New Land, Hanover Co on both sides of Beech Crd, adj Mr. Alves corner, William Harris' line & a line of Drummond & Scott.

Louisa Co VA DB A:
p.276  20 Mar 1747.  Samuel Gentry & Nicholas Gentry of Fredricksville Parish, Louisa, planters, to Richard Walker, ordinary keeper of the same parish.  30#'s.  Tract of 125 acres part of 400 acres granted to Nicholas Gentry by patent 28 Dec 1736. 106 acres part of 700 acres granted Samuel Gentry by patent July 30, 1742.  Both sides of Dirty Swamp.  Signed Samuel Gentry, Nicholas Gentry.  wit: Danl Burford Jr., William Rice, Richd Haggard.

The patent to which must have been to Samuel & Nicholas's father is found at Library of Virginia, PB 17, p.222
The catalog card says "Grayson Co" but Hanover County is the location stated in the patent itself. The patent was for 400 acres, both sides of Dirty Swamp, Hanover Co. Begin at Richard Brookes's corner; along his line; crossing Dirty Swamp; Capt. Overton's line; Charles Barret's corner; his line; Thomas Rice's corner; his line; Richard Brookes's line to the beginning. 28 Dec 1736.
Louisa Co was formed out of Hanover Co in 1742.

The second patent to Samuel Gentry, PB 20, p.347
700 acres, both sides Dirty Swamp in Hanover Co. Begin Clark's corner, his line; Henson's corner; two of his lines; Brookses's line; his other lines. 108 acres of the Tract was formerly granted to Richard Brookes, 5 Aug 1731, and by him sold and conveyed to Samuel Gentry; the residue thereof never before granted. 30 Jul 1742.

Louisa Co VA DB A:
p.398  28 Aug 1750  Samuel Gentry of Fredericksville Parish to French Haggard of same. Affection to my son in law, all that tract where Haggard now lives, both sides of Dirty Swamp.  88 acres.  Nicholas Gentry's line, line lately Richard Wallicies.  Samuel (S) Gentry.  Ann the wife released dower.

Samuel GENTRY and Ann ALLEN were married. Ann ALLEN was born (date unknown).

Samuel GENTRY and Ann ALLEN had the following children:

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i.

Ann GENTRY.

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ii.

Nicholas GENTRY the Younger.

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iii.

Joseph GENTRY.