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Martin Foke1

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Marriage   Martin Foke married an unknown person.  

Family
Child  1. Joan Ffolkes+

Citations
  1. [S132] WFT vol 13 #1857.

John Wild1

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth   John Wild was born at Catherbury and Melford, Kent. 

Family
Child  1. Anne (Mary) Wild+ b. 1638, d. 1684

Citations
  1. [S132] WFT vol 13 #1857.

John Aldin1
b. circa 1629

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth circa 1629  John Aldin was born circa 1629 at England. 
Marriage   He married Jane Willis

Family Jane Willis b. circa 1633
Child  1. Robert Aldin+

Citations
  1. [S132] WFT vol 13 #1857.

Jane Willis1
b. circa 1633

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth circa 1633  Jane Willis was born circa 1633 at England. 
Marriage   She married John Aldin

Family John Aldin b. circa 1629
Child  1. Robert Aldin+

Citations
  1. [S132] WFT vol 13 #1857.

Anderson Grogan
b. 1834, d. 12 February 1865

Father Henry Grogan1 b. between 1803 and 1807, d. circa 1885
Mother Susan Rice b. 1815, d. between 1850 and 1858
Pedigree

Last Edited 17 May 2002

Birth 1834  Anderson Grogan was born in 1834 at SC.2 
  He was the son of Henry Grogan and Susan Rice.1 
Marriage   Anderson Grogan married Lelah Norris.3 
Death 12 February 1865  Anderson Grogan died on 12 February 1865 at Federal POW camp, Indianapolis, IN.3 

Family Lelah Norris

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #155 "Early Grogans in Ashe County," contributed by Warren H. Houck.
  2. [S250] Broderbund, Census Microfilm Records: North Carolina, 1850 (CD #306)., CD-ROM , Household of Harry Grogan, Ashe County, NC.
  3. [S54] Warren Houck, "Houcks of Ashe Co NC", online at worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=h650787.

Rebecca Swinney1
b. between 1783 and 1785, d. 6 March 1875

Father Benjamin Swinney2 b. between 1765 and 1767, d. 1823
Mother Elizabeth ? d. after 1824
Pedigree

Last Edited 11 Apr 2004

Birth between 1783 and 1785  Rebecca Swinney was born between 1783 and 1785 at Franklin County (then Henry), VA. 
  She was the daughter of Benjamin Swinney and Elizabeth ?.2 
Marriage 15 November 1804  Rebecca Swinney married William Moore on 15 November 1804 at Franklin County, VA.3,1 
Death 6 March 1875  Rebecca Swinney died on 6 March 1875 at Ashe County, NC.1 
Name Variation   Rebecca Swinney was also known as Rebecca Sweeney.4 
(Witness) Census 1850  Rebecca Swinney appeared on the census of 1850 in the household of Giles Graham at Floyd County, VA.5 
Census 1860  Rebecca Swinney and Wilson G. Moore appeared on the census of 1860 at Floyd County, VA, as follows: Household #637
Wilson G. Moore 48
Elizabeth 45
Matilda E. 25
Henry F 15 or 25 or 75, can't read
Rebecca 76
I have no idea who Henry is.6 
Census 1870  Rebecca Swinney and Giles Graham appeared on the census of 1870 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: North Fork Twp HH#39
Graham, Giles 52 farmer VA
Mary 42 VA
Ishmael 22 VA
Lorenzo D 19 NC
Reece 18
More, Rebecca 87 VA
Worley, Rosabell 18 VA
Trevett, Jane 23
Mary 6 TN.7 
Fact 1 13 June 1871  On 13 June 1871, Rebecca Moore applied for a pension based on William Moore's War of 1812 service. The pension papers are on file at the National Archives. Pension File number W.C.5495
First page
Soldier: Moore, William or Moor, William
Widow: Moore, Rebecca
Service: Captn's Holland and Jennings Cos Va Mil

Second page
small piece of paper, not an official form.
66298 Feb 1//51
William Moor, Sgt
Capt John S Jennings
Col David San???
Reg Va Mil
Vol Aug 3, 1814
Dis Feb 20, 1815
War 1812
one unreadable word
Allowed for 80 acres
W.W.M.
Warnt 20.882
Iss Nov 17/51
Claimed Jacksonville, VA [this was the old name for the town of Floyd]
Vol 92 page 194

Third page

Soldier: Moore, William [written under in another hand Moor, William]
Widow: Moore, Rebecca
Service: Corpl [here Prt is crossed out] Capts Holand + Jennings
Co Va Mil
Enl: Aug 9, 1814. Dis Feb 20, 1815
Residence of Soldier 1851: Floyd Co, VA
1855: Floyd Co, VA
Residence of Widow: 1871 Ashe County (P.O. North Fork), NC
Maiden name of widow: Rebecca Swinney [and then in the other hand that wrote William Moor it says Swiney]
Marriage of soldier and widow: Sept 1804, Franklin Co VA
Death of soldier : Dec 29, 1869 Ashe Co, NC
death of widow: March 6, 1875
Certificate of soldier's discharge filed in the brief
some initials at the bottom and the date in another hand Aug 5, 1919

In the upper right hand corner in a small box it says W Orig 4830
W M 5495
Bounty Land Warrants 20882-80-50
42314-80-55

Fourth page is from the treasury Dept a form verifying the John Jennings was a captain and the dates

Fifth page
Treasury Department, Third Auditor's Office. Apr 12, 1856
William Moore, a corporal served in Captain John L Jennings Company, Virginia Militia from the 8 Sept 1814 until the 20 Feby 1815, when co was discharged
unreadable signature

Seventh page
deposition dated March 5, 1873 by Lorenzo Graham aged 21 and Reece Grayham, age 20 [yes, they're spelled differently] swearing that they were present at the death of William Moore "at Giles Graham" about the 29th day of December 1869

Eighth Page
Note dated March 19, 1873 from the Dept of the Interior regarding pension claim of Rebecca Moore under the act of Feb 14, 1870 that "the witnesses Jonathan Swiney and Manson Swiney, who testify to being present at the marriage of claimant and soldier, are required to state under oath whether said marriage occurred before or after Moore entered the service. "

Tenth page
WAR OF 1812
DECLARATION OF A WIDOW FOR PENSION
State of North Carolina
County of Ashe
On this 13th day of June, AD eighteen hundred and seventy-one personally appeared before me, Robert Parsons clerk of the Superior Court, a court in and for the county and state aforesaid, Rebecca Moore, aged eighty-eight years, a resident of county of Ashe, State of North Carolina, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of William Moore, who served the full period of sixty days in the military service of the United States in the War of 1812, and who was the identical William Moore who was a sergeant in Captain John M Hollins Company Col Robert Ennis Regiment Gen Porters Brigade at Franklin County, Va, on the about the 9th day of August, 1814, and was honorably discharged at Norfolk, Va at Ba??? G??den Battery ________ day of 1814; that was a sergeant was called out in Franklin County Va in the 3rd requisition under John M Holland to March to Norfolk, Va. Was then transferred to the 7th Va Regiment under John L Jennings, served full six months;
that she was married under the name Rebecca Swinney to said William Moore on the _________ day in September A.D. 1804 by Benjamin Swinney in Franklin County, VA, there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that her said husband died at Giles Grahams Ashe Co, NC on the twenty-ninth day of December, 1869 and that she has not remarried since his death; that at no time during the late rebellion against the authority of the United States did she or her said husband adhere to the cause of the enemies of the Government, giving them aid or comfort, or exercised the functions of any office whatever under any authority, or pretended authority, in hostility to the United States; the she will support the Constitution of the United States; that she is not in receipt of a pension under any previous act; that she makes this declaration for the purposes of being placed on the pension rolls of the United States, under the provisions of the act approved February 14, 1871, and hereby constitutes and appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, Agustus J McCarty of Washington, DC her true and lawful attorney to prosecute her claim and obtain the pension certificate that may be issued; that her post office is at North Fork, County of Ashe, State of North Carolina; that her domicile or place of abode is Giles Grahams in sd County and State
signed Rebecca Moore her mark
attest Jesse Green, Ishmael Graham
.1 
Fact 1 30 November 1874  On 30 November 1874, at Ashe County, NC,, The following was recorded in the probate court orders of Ashe County: "Upon the return of the writ of lunacy heretofore issued to the sheriff of Ashe County directing a jury to enquire into the state of mind of Rebecca Moore, and also on the return of the verdict of the said jury, finding the said Rebecca a non ?comper mentis, it is ordered, on motion, that Giles Graham be appointed guardian of the said Rebecca Moore, and that he have the care and custody both of the person and the estate of the said Rebecca Moore, upon his giving bond and approved security in the sum of four hundred dollars. Bond filed, with Eli Graybeal and Jno Perkins his surety. ".8 

Family William Moore b. between 1784 and 1786, d. 29 December 1869
Marriage 15 November 1804  Rebecca Swinney married William Moore on 15 November 1804 at Franklin County, VA.3,1 
Children  1. Abraham? Moore b. bt 1805 - 1810
  2. Leatha Moore b. bt 1805 - 1810
  3. Judy Moore+ b. c 1805, d. bt 1850 - 1858
  4. Martha Patsy Moore+ b. 15 Sep 1810, d. 22 Jul 1898
  5. Wilson G. Moore+ b. c 1812, d. c 1889
  6. Cynthia Moore b. 1819
  7. Allen Moore b. 1820
  8. William S. Moore b. bt 1820 - 1826, d. 18659
  9. Mary Moore+ b. 1827, d. 1915

Citations
  1. [S918] William Moore, Federal Military Pension Applications, WC5495.
  2. [S350] Barbara Blackwell Locker, "Will of Benjamin Sweeney, 1823", Franklin Co, VA Archives, Usgenweb, online at ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/franklin/wills/sweeney2.txt.
  3. [S69] Marshall Wingfield, Marriage Bonds of Franklin Co Va 1786-1858, page 165.
  4. [S69] Marshall Wingfield, Marriage Bonds of Franklin Co Va 1786-1858.
  5. [S320] Floyd County, VA US Census 1850 ,images 76-77 out of 144.
  6. [S343] Floyd County, VA US Census 1860 ,images 88 and 89 of 197.
  7. [S12] Jeffrey C. Weaver, The 1870 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 107.
  8. [S774] Orders and Decrees, Ashe County Courthouse, Jefferson, NC , Book A, page 106.
  9. [S355] Beth Fridley, Floyd County, Virginia Deaths, 1853-82, Ancestry.Inc, Orem, UT), 1999, Record of William Moore, 1865.

Elijah Grogan
b. circa 1835, d. 19 July 1914

Father Henry Grogan1 b. between 1803 and 1807, d. circa 1885
Mother Susan Rice b. 1815, d. between 1850 and 1858
Pedigree

Last Edited 20 Oct 2002

Birth circa 1835  Elijah Grogan was born circa 1835 at SC.2 
  He was the son of Henry Grogan and Susan Rice.1 
Marriage   Elijah Grogan married Rhoda Younce.1 
Death 19 July 1914  Elijah Grogan died on 19 July 1914 at Cove Creek, Watauga County, NC.3 

Family Rhoda Younce

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #155 "Early Grogans in Ashe County," contributed by Warren H. Houck.
  2. [S250] Broderbund, Census Microfilm Records: North Carolina, 1850 (CD #306)., CD-ROM , Household of Harry Grogan, Ashe County, NC.
  3. [S54] Warren Houck, "Houcks of Ashe Co NC", online at worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=h650787.

Isaac Grogan
b. 1836, d. 1916

Father Henry Grogan b. between 1803 and 1807, d. circa 1885
Mother Susan Rice b. 1815, d. between 1850 and 1858
Pedigree

Last Edited 17 May 2002

Birth 1836  Isaac Grogan was born in 1836 at SC.1 
  He was the son of Henry Grogan and Susan Rice
Marriage   Isaac Grogan married Sarah Jane Stout.2 
Death 1916  Isaac Grogan died in 1916 at Elk Mills, Carter County, TN.2 

Family Sarah Jane Stout

Citations
  1. [S250] Broderbund, Census Microfilm Records: North Carolina, 1850 (CD #306)., CD-ROM , Household of Harry Grogan, Ashe County, NC.
  2. [S54] Warren Houck, "Houcks of Ashe Co NC", online at worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=h650787.

Louisa Grogan
b. 1847

Father Henry Grogan b. between 1803 and 1807, d. circa 1885
Mother Susan Rice b. 1815, d. between 1850 and 1858
Pedigree

Last Edited 17 May 2002

Birth 1847  Louisa Grogan was born in 1847 at Ashe Co NC.1 
  She was the daughter of Henry Grogan and Susan Rice
Marriage   Louisa Grogan married Noah Fox.1 

Family Noah Fox
Child  1. Minerva Ellen Fox+ b. 18621

Citations
  1. [S54] Warren Houck, "Houcks of Ashe Co NC", online at worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=h650787.

Henry Grogan
b. 1838, d. 2 November 1886

Father Henry Grogan1 b. between 1803 and 1807, d. circa 1885
Mother Susan Rice b. 1815, d. between 1850 and 1858
Pedigree

Last Edited 17 May 2002

Birth 1838  Henry Grogan was born in 1838 at SC.2 
  He was the son of Henry Grogan and Susan Rice.1 
Marriage   Henry Grogan married Hannah Lorance.3 
Death 2 November 1886  Henry Grogan died on 2 November 1886 at Watauga County, NC.3 

Family Hannah Lorance

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #155 "Early Grogans in Ashe County," contributed by Warren H. Houck.
  2. [S250] Broderbund, Census Microfilm Records: North Carolina, 1850 (CD #306)., CD-ROM , Household of Harry Grogan, Ashe County, NC.
  3. [S54] Warren Houck, "Houcks of Ashe Co NC", online at worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=h650787.

Lewis Grogan
b. circa 1849

Father Henry Grogan1 b. between 1803 and 1807, d. circa 1885
Mother Susan Rice b. 1815, d. between 1850 and 1858
Pedigree

Last Edited 17 May 2002

Birth circa 1849  Lewis Grogan was born circa 1849.2 
  He was the son of Henry Grogan and Susan Rice.1 
Note   This child exists only in the 1850 census. I wonder if what looks like "Lewis A" or "Louis A" could be the census taker misinterpreting his notes and meaning Louisa. If this child is age 1, that fits with Louisa who is age 12 in the 1860 census (Watauga County). But this person is listed as male. It seems out of pattern for this to be the only child with a middle initial listed in the census. 

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #155 "Early Grogans in Ashe County," contributed by Warren H. Houck.
  2. [S250] Broderbund, Census Microfilm Records: North Carolina, 1850 (CD #306)., CD-ROM , Household of Harry Grogan, Ashe County, NC.

Robert Lee Grogan
b. 13 March 1888, d. 12 June 1978

Father John Tyler Grogan1 b. 1 May 1848, d. 2 December 1938
Mother Elizabeth Wood b. 10 October 1858, d. 2 February 1927
Pedigree

Last Edited 18 May 2002

Birth 13 March 1888  Robert Lee Grogan was born on 13 March 1888.2 
  He was the son of John Tyler Grogan and Elizabeth Wood.1 
Marriage 28 August 1912  Robert Lee Grogan married Mary E. McGlamery on 28 August 1912.1 
Death 12 June 1978  Robert Lee Grogan died on 12 June 1978 at Watauga County, NC, at age 90.2 

Family Mary E. McGlamery b. 1893, d. 1929

Citations
  1. [S54] Warren Houck, "Houcks of Ashe Co NC", online at worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=h650787.
  2. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, Page 389.

Caroline Grogan
b. 1833, d. 4 May 1927

Father Henry Grogan1 b. between 1803 and 1807, d. circa 1885
Mother Susan Rice b. 1815, d. between 1850 and 1858
Pedigree

Last Edited 17 May 2002

Birth 1833  Caroline Grogan was born in 1833 at SC.1 
  She was the daughter of Henry Grogan and Susan Rice.1 
Marriage   Caroline Grogan married Henry Fox.2 
Death 4 May 1927  Caroline Grogan died on 4 May 1927 at Caldwell County, NC.2 
Burial   She was buried at Woodford Cem (unmarked), Todd, Ashe County, NC.2 
Note   I can't find her in the 1850 census. I wonder if she could be "Luticia," who exists nowhere else except the 1850 census. Also there was only one daughter in the 1840 census. I suspect that a neighbor supplied the census taker with information on this family in 1850, because they are all listed as being born in North Carolina, which for Susan and the older children is incorrect. Also I know Jordan's age is wrong, and Isaac's name is listed as Isaiah. 

Family Henry Fox

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #155 "Early Grogans in Ashe County," contributed by Warren H. Houck.
  2. [S54] Warren Houck, "Houcks of Ashe Co NC", online at worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=h650787.

Dora A Grogan
b. 1893

Father John Tyler Grogan1 b. 1 May 1848, d. 2 December 1938
Mother Elizabeth Wood b. 10 October 1858, d. 2 February 1927
Pedigree

Last Edited 18 May 2002

Birth 1893  Dora A Grogan was born in 1893.1 
  She was the daughter of John Tyler Grogan and Elizabeth Wood.1 
Death   Dora A Grogan died at Virginia.1 

Citations
  1. [S54] Warren Houck, "Houcks of Ashe Co NC", online at worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=h650787.

Henry Fox1

Last Edited 17 May 2002

Marriage   Henry Fox married Caroline Grogan, daughter of Henry Grogan and Susan Rice.2 

Family Caroline Grogan b. 1833, d. 4 May 1927

Citations
  1. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I.
  2. [S54] Warren Houck, "Houcks of Ashe Co NC", online at worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=h650787.

Jacob Grogan
b. 14 January 1879, d. 19 October 1977

Father Jordan "Jerd" Grogan1 b. 15 November 1845, d. 6 April 1931
Mother Hannah Charlotte Gentry b. 10 November 1844, d. 4 January 1920
Pedigree

Last Edited 17 May 2002

Birth 14 January 1879  Jacob Grogan was born on 14 January 1879.1,2 
  He was the son of Jordan "Jerd" Grogan and Hannah Charlotte Gentry.1 
Marriage   Jacob Grogan married Clara Black.1 
Death 19 October 1977  Jacob Grogan died on 19 October 1977 at Ashe County, NC, at age 98.3 

Family Clara Black

Citations
  1. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #286 "Jordan Grogan," contributed by Selma Stevens.
  2. [S13] Mary Floy Schulz Katzman, The 1880 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, Page 205, Household # 2, Old Fields Township.
  3. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 282.

Clara Black

Last Edited 21 Feb 2002

Marriage   Clara Black married Jacob Grogan, son of Jordan "Jerd" Grogan and Hannah Charlotte Gentry.1 

Family Jacob Grogan b. 14 January 1879, d. 19 October 1977

Citations
  1. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #286 "Jordan Grogan," contributed by Selma Stevens.

Isom Grogan
b. 3 June 1885, d. 9 May 1958

Father Jordan "Jerd" Grogan1 b. 15 November 1845, d. 6 April 1931
Mother Hannah Charlotte Gentry b. 10 November 1844, d. 4 January 1920
Pedigree

Last Edited 28 Oct 2004

Birth 3 June 1885  Isom Grogan was born on 3 June 1885.1,2 
  He was the son of Jordan "Jerd" Grogan and Hannah Charlotte Gentry.1 
Marriage   Isom Grogan married Anna Trivette.1 
Death 9 May 1958  Isom Grogan died on 9 May 1958 at Ashe County, NC, at age 72.2 
Census 1930  Isom Grogan appeared on the census of 1930 at Creston, NC, as follows: Creston Twp HH#113/119
Grogan, Isom son 44 m28
Anna D wife H 36
Ronda M son 15
Bina E dau 12
Ellis D son 10
Hoit son 8
Jordan Father H 84 widowed.3 

Family Anna Trivette b. 2 April 1894, d. 3 September 1992

Citations
  1. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #286 "Jordan Grogan," contributed by Selma Stevens.
  2. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 282.
  3. [S340] Ashe County, NC US Census 1930 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,image 12 of 16.

Anna Trivette
b. 2 April 1894, d. 3 September 1992

Last Edited 17 May 2002

Birth 2 April 1894  Anna Trivette was born on 2 April 1894.1 
Marriage   She married Isom Grogan, son of Jordan "Jerd" Grogan and Hannah Charlotte Gentry.2 
Death 3 September 1992  Anna Trivette died on 3 September 1992 at age 98.1 

Family Isom Grogan b. 3 June 1885, d. 9 May 1958

Citations
  1. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 281.
  2. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #286 "Jordan Grogan," contributed by Selma Stevens.

Lelah Norris

Last Edited 17 May 2002

Marriage   Lelah Norris married Anderson Grogan, son of Henry Grogan and Susan Rice.1 

Family Anderson Grogan b. 1834, d. 12 February 1865

Citations
  1. [S54] Warren Houck, "Houcks of Ashe Co NC", online at worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=h650787.

Rhoda Younce

Last Edited 17 May 2002

Marriage   Rhoda Younce married Elijah Grogan, son of Henry Grogan and Susan Rice.1 

Family Elijah Grogan b. circa 1835, d. 19 July 1914

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #155 "Early Grogans in Ashe County," contributed by Warren H. Houck.

Hannah Lorance1

Last Edited 17 May 2002

Marriage   Hannah Lorance married Henry Grogan, son of Henry Grogan and Susan Rice.2 

Family Henry Grogan b. 1838, d. 2 November 1886

Citations
  1. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I.
  2. [S54] Warren Houck, "Houcks of Ashe Co NC", online at worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=h650787.

Nicholas Gentry
b. between 1831 and 1832, d. 14 October 1863

Father James Gentry1,2,3 b. 28 November 1792, d. between 1870 and 1875
Mother Mary Polly Smith2 b. between 1789 and 1790, d. between 1870 and 1880
Pedigree

Last Edited 22 Aug 2003

Birth between 1831 and 1832  Nicholas Gentry was born between 1831 and 1832 at Ashe County, NC.4,5 
  He was the son of James Gentry and Mary Polly Smith.1,2,3 
Death 14 October 1863  Nicholas Gentry died on 14 October 1863 at Civil War, Battle of Bristol Station, VA.6 
Note   We know from Sarah Elizabeth's death certificate that she was the daughter of a Nicholas Gentry. In Footprints, Dr. Cox states that James Gentry had a son Nicholas who died in the Civil War. They lived 2 houses from Sophina, Sarah Elizabeth's mother, and her family in the 1860 census. In his will, James left land to "Elizabeth Johnson minor daughter of Sophina Johnson."5,7,2,3
 
Fact 1 between 1861 and 1863  Between 1861 and 1863, The following is the information found in the NC state Archives regarding Nicholas Gentry's service in the Civil War:
26th Regiment NC Troops, Company A.
GENTRY, NICHOLAS, Private. Born in Ashe County where he resided prior to enlisting in Ashe County at age 30, May 17, 1861. Present or accounted for until captured at new Bern on March 14, 1862. Confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor, until paroled and transferred to Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia, where he was reciived August 5, 1862, for exchange. Returned to duty prior to September 1, 1862. Present or accounted for until killed at Bristoe Station, Virginia, October 14, 1862. [Then at the back of the book in another section] GENTRY, NICHOLAS, Private. Page 473. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863..8 

Family Sarah Sophina Johnson b. circa 1832, d. between 1885 and 1894
Child  1. Sarah Elizabeth Johnson+ b. 5 Mar 1859, d. 30 Jan 19189

Citations
  1. [S11] Danny Miller, 1860 Ashe County, North Carolina Census.
  2. [S35] Dr. Aras B Cox, Footprints on the Sands of Time (Aug. 1900; Original Publisher Star Pub Co, Sparta, NC), Reprinted on line by Jeffrey C. Weaver, http://www.ls.net/~newriver/nrv, Chapter VII - Northwestern North Carolina - Ashe County.
  3. [S109] Richard Gentry, The Gentry Family in America.
  4. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, Household #403, James and Polly Gentry.
  5. [S11] Danny Miller, 1860 Ashe County, North Carolina Census, Household #563, James and Mary Gentry.
  6. [S232] Lester, Peggy. Email , dated 3/15/99. She says this is from "the Ashe Co Civil War information."
  7. [S15] Grace Turner, Ashe County North Carolina Will Abstracts, #127. Will of James Gentry..
  8. [S823] Weymouth T. Jordan and Louis H. Manarin, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865, A Roster. Vol VII Infantry, pages 473, 682.
  9. [S28] Death certificate Elizabeth McMillan, 1918, Chesnut Hill Twp, Certificate #1.

Sarah Sophina Johnson1
b. circa 1832, d. between 1885 and 1894

Father John Reeves b. 1 October 1809, d. 24 January 1883
Mother Catherine Caty Johnson b. 26 February 1805, d. circa 1871
Pedigree

Last Edited 28 Jun 2003

Birth circa 1832  Sarah Sophina Johnson was born circa 1832 at Ashe Co NC.2 
  She was the daughter of John Reeves and Catherine Caty Johnson
Death between 1885 and 1894  Sarah Sophina Johnson died between 1885 and 1894. 
Note   For discussion of why I think James and Sofina were the children of John Reves, see John Reves will and following. 
(Witness) Census 1850  Sarah Sophina Johnson appeared on the census of 1850 in the household of James Johnson and Frances Frankie Gambill at Ashe County, NC.3 
(Witness) Census 1860  Sarah Sophina Johnson appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of Jefferson Stringer and Catherine Caty Johnson at Ashe County, NC.4 
Census 1870  Sarah Sophina Johnson and James Johnson appeared on the census of 1870 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Chesnut Hill Twp, Household #112
Johnson, James 60 farmer $800
Sophna 38
Alexr 20
Elizabeth 9
Gowens, Henry 20.5 
Census 1880  Sarah Sophina Johnson and James Johnson appeared on the census of 1880 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: HH 182 Peak Creek Twp
Johnson, James 70 marital status widower
Sophia 48 Niece, marital status single
Alexander 29 Nephew
all born in NC.6 
Fact 1 2 February 1884  On 2 February 1884, at Ashe County, NC,, Sophina Johnson appeared before a justice of the peace and claimed that James Johnson, deceased, owed her $1,178.00 for labor rendered by her. She signed with her mark. It was registered in the deed book..7 
Fact 1 16 July 1885  On 16 July 1885, at Ashe County, NC,, Sarah S. Johnson made a deed of quitclaim to H.R. McMillan administrator of J.B. Johnson (dec) for $100, releasing her interest in one tract on the waters of the South Fork of New River, containing one hundred six and one-half acres. The land was described as beginning on a white oak on the west side of the Rocky Branch corner of J.H. Carson's land and known as the James Dickson corner then north 24 poles to a stake set up and white oak stump then west 76 poles to a stake in the line of an eighty tract of land which formerly belong to Catherine Johnson then with a line of said tract n 25 degrees 60 poles o two lines on the bank of the river then up the river with its several courses..... then leaving the river and for a division line between said parties n 66 degrees 12 poles to a hickory n 42 E 16 poles to a stake between two white oakes N 89 1/2 E 45 1/2 poles to stake set up on a ridge N 76 E 44 poles to the beginning.

I'm not sure why Sophina is only releasing 106 acres. Catherine Johnson owned 200 acres in total, and William and Margaret released their right to 200 acres to James B. I know Sophina was deeded 50 acres as part of James B.'s estate settlement, and here she releases 106 acres, so we're missing any document where she released the other 44 acres. Since the land sold to A.D. Reed didn't given acreage, I'm guessing it's the 44 acres and she must have released it to James B. at some point without a deed being recorded..8 
Fact 1 16 July 1885  On 16 July 1885, at Ashe County, NC,, H.R. McMillan, administrator of J.B. Johnson, deceased, made a deed of quitclaim to Sarah S. Johnson, releasing all rights to a fifty acre tract of land in return for $200. The description of the tract was a follows: "Beginning on a white oak an old corner of Catherine Johnson's land then with her old line north 50 degrees east 97 poles to a double chesnut. Thence north 47 degrees west 23 poles to a chesnut stump. Thence north 26 degrees west 33 poles to a white oak. Thence north 12 degrees west 26 poles to a stake set up as a corner of J.B. Johnson's land. Then with agreed line between J.B. Johnson and Sarah S. Johnson. Thence south 89 degrees west 45.5 poles to two white oaks. Thence south 42 degrees west 16 poles to a hickory thence south 66 degrees west 12 poles to a water oak on the bank of the South Fork of New RIver. Thence south 25 East 16 poles to a dogwood. Thence south 18.5 degrees east 104 poles to the beginning. The deed was witnessed by A.N. McMillan. It was not registered until 1898.
Catherine Johnson had 200 acres in total. Her children William and Margaret had already sold their interest in her lands to their half-brother James. This appears to be the vehicle by which one-fourth of the land was segregated for Sophina..9 

Family 1
Child  1. J. Alexander Johnson b. 1852

Family 2 Nicholas Gentry b. between 1831 and 1832, d. 14 October 1863
Child  1. Sarah Elizabeth Johnson+ b. 5 Mar 1859, d. 30 Jan 191810

Citations
  1. (She is listed in the 1850 census as Sarah, in 1860 as Sofina, in 1870 as Sophna, in 1880 as Sophia. In land transactions she is referred to as Sarah S. or S.S. Johnson. ).
  2. [S28] Death certificate Elizabeth McMillan, 1918, Chesnut Hill Twp, Certificate #1, The date is from the 1870 census. A "Sophna" Johnson lives with a head of house James Johnson. In 1880 she is listed as "Sophia" in same household. Relationship to head = Niece. In 1870 there is also in the household an Elizabeth Johnson age 9.
  3. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, page 47, Household of James Johnson #728.
  4. [S508] Ashe County, NC US Census 1860 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,image 80 of 192.
  5. [S12] Jeffrey C. Weaver, The 1870 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 13.
  6. [S13] Mary Floy Schulz Katzman, The 1880 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 50.
  7. [S767] Claims of Sophina and Alexander Johnson against the estate of James Johnson, Deed BOok BB, page 357.
  8. [S796] Deed from Sarah S. Johnson to H.R. McMillan, Book MM, page 577.
  9. [S768] Deed from H.R. McMillan to Sarah S. Johnson, Book MM, pages 498-499.
  10. [S28] Death certificate Elizabeth McMillan, 1918, Chesnut Hill Twp, Certificate #1.

James Gentry
b. 28 November 1792, d. between 1870 and 1875

Father Nicholas Gentry1,2 b. 12 October 1768, d. circa 1858
Mother Sarah Sparks1 b. 27 February 1770, d. between 1830 and 1840
Pedigree

Last Edited 24 May 2003

Birth 28 November 1792  James Gentry was born on 28 November 1792 at Surry County, NC.3 
  He was the son of Nicholas Gentry and Sarah Sparks.1,2 
Marriage   James Gentry married Mary Polly Smith, daughter of Alexander Smith and Sarah Dickson.2 
Death between 1870 and 1875  James Gentry died between 1870 and 1875 at Ashe County, NC.4 
Census 1820  James Gentry appeared on the census of 1820 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 010100-21010.5 
Fact 1 24 December 1827  On 24 December 1827, at Ashe County, NC,, James Gentry received a land grant for Entry No 4873, entered May 9, 1826. The property was described as 50 acres, including an east cove of the Rocky Phenx on the head waters of Nathan's Creek. The final grant was witnessed by James Brown and William Stamper..6 
Fact 1 21 January 1828  On 21 January 1828, at Ashe County, NC,, James Gentry sold to James Brown for $36, 50 acres on the headwaters of Nathan's Creek, including an East Cove of the Rocky Phenic. The deed was witnessed by James Smith and Micajah Smallwood..7 
Census 1830  James Gentry and Nicholas Gentry appeared on the census of 1830 as follows: These 3 households are together:
Levi Gentry 100001-120001 (husband and wife 30-40)
James Gentry 003001-2220001 (husband was 30-40 and wife 40-50). This is more kids than I know of for them
Niclus Gentry age 60-70, wife age 50-60, 1 female 15-20.8 
Census 1840  James Gentry appeared on the census of 1840 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 1110101-00222001.9 
Census 1850  James Gentry appeared on the census of 1850 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Household #403
James Gentry 59
Polly 60
Nancy 21
Nicholas 19
Rich'd 17
Hiram Calloway 6
Thos Reynolds 24
Emaly 29.10 
Census 1860  James Gentry appeared on the census of 1860 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Nathan's Creek Twp, HH#563
James Gentry 69
Mary 71
Nicholas 28
Richard 26
Two houses away is Jefferson and Catherine Johnson Stringer with daughter Sofina Johnson and granddaughter Elizabeth age 2.11
 
(Witness) Census 1870  James Gentry appeared on the census of 1870 in the household of Ambrose Barker at Ashe County, NC.12 
Will 29 October 1870  James Gentry left a will on 29 October 1870 at Ashe County, NC. I James Gentry of the County of Ashe and State of North Carolina Being in the enjoyment of my usual health and of a sound and disposing mind but recolecting the uncertainty of life do make this my will and testament in the manner following:. viz
The property a kind providence has blessed me with I will and bequeath as follows, viz. I will to Elizabeth Johnson Daughter of Sophina Johnson fifty acres of land lying on the North Fork of New River where Larkin Pendleton now lives adjoining the lands of Ambrose Barker. In case I further will to the said Elizabeth Johnson one bed and furniture and I wish my executor to particularly understand my will is for the said Elizabeth Johnson to have the above named property should she live to the age of twenty one years to be put in to the peaceable possession of the same. Thirdly I appoint my two son in laws Ambros Barker and F.W. Scott executors to this my last will and testament. Given under my hand and seal this 29th day of October 1870.

Codicil as regards my other property my will is after all my just debts are paid off if I have any property remaining that it be evenly divided among all of my children. Given under my hand and seal this the day and date above mentioned. Signed James Gentry (his mark). Witness Thomas P. Reynolds, John Gentry. The above will and testament of James Gentry was on this the 3rd day of February 1873 was duly proven by the oath and examination of John Gentry the subscribing witness thereto, who declared that at the time of assigning the said paper as an attesting witness it was at the request and in the presence of the said testator.
R. Parsons, probate judge.13
 

Family Mary Polly Smith b. between 1789 and 1790, d. between 1870 and 1880
Marriage   He married Mary Polly Smith, daughter of Alexander Smith and Sarah Dickson.2 
Children  1. Theresa Gentry b. bt 1818 - 18191
  2. Emily Gentry b. c 18211
  3. Sarah Gentry b. bt 1822 - 18231
  4. Mary Gentry b. bt 1827 - 18311
  5. Nancy Gentry b. 18 Jul 1828, d. 18 Jul 18991
  6. Nicholas Gentry+ b. bt 1831 - 1832, d. 14 Oct 186314,2,1
  7. Richard Gentry b. bt 1833 - 18341

Citations
  1. [S109] Richard Gentry, The Gentry Family in America.
  2. [S35] Dr. Aras B Cox, Footprints on the Sands of Time (Aug. 1900; Original Publisher Star Pub Co, Sparta, NC), Reprinted on line by Jeffrey C. Weaver, http://www.ls.net/~newriver/nrv, Chapter VII - Northwestern North Carolina - Ashe County.
  3. [S109] Richard Gentry, The Gentry Family in America, page 272.
  4. [S15] Grace Turner, Ashe County North Carolina Will Abstracts, #127. Will was written 1870, probated 1875.
  5. [S230] Ashe County, NC US census 1820, transcribed by Jeff Weaver .
  6. [S733] Ashe Co, NC Land Grants: File Number 1447, North Carolina State Archives.
  7. [S739] Deed from James Gentry to James Brown, Book C, page 158.
  8. [S6] Ruth W. Shepherd, 1830 Federal Census, Ashe County, North Carolina, page 23.
  9. [S218] Brenda C. Bishop, Ashe County Census 1840, page 1.
  10. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, page 26.
  11. [S11] Danny Miller, 1860 Ashe County, North Carolina Census, page 34.
  12. [S12] Jeffrey C. Weaver, The 1870 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 13.
  13. [S732] James Gentry will (Written Oct 29, 1870, probated Feb 3, 1873).
  14. [S11] Danny Miller, 1860 Ashe County, North Carolina Census.

Mary Polly Smith1
b. between 1789 and 1790, d. between 1870 and 1880

Father-Pos Alexander Smith b. circa 1755
Mother Sarah Dickson b. between 1755 and 1766
Pedigree

Last Edited 27 Feb 2004

Birth between 1789 and 1790  Mary Polly Smith was born between 1789 and 1790.1,2,3 
  She was the daughter of Alexander Smith and Sarah Dickson
Marriage   Mary Polly Smith married James Gentry, son of Nicholas Gentry and Sarah Sparks.4 
Death between 1870 and 1880  Mary Polly Smith died between 1870 and 1880 at Ashe County, NC. 
Note   My theory that Mary may be the daughter of Alexander Smith and Sarah Dickson is based on the following:

I have 2 fairly early sources for the name of James' wife, the Gentry Family in America by Richard Gentry (1909) and Footprints on the Sands of Time by Dr. A.B. Cox (1900). Dr. Cox, who would have known this family personally, gave her name as "Miss Mary Smith," while Richard Gentry, who received his information from an Ashe County Gentry contemporary to himself, listed her as "____ Dixon." I am supposing that both sources are in some way correct, i.e. that she was both a Smith and a Dickson.

Normally, when siblings marry spouses with the same last name, those spouses are closely related. James Gentry's sister Elizabeth married James Smith (per Gentry Family in America). Now that James Smith appears to be the son of David Smith, son of Hugh. (see citation for that relationship.) So it follows that Mary wife of James is likely to be related to David Smith. Now I have only one list of David Smith's children, from the Heritage of Ashe County Vol 1. That list does include a Mary. It is possible that she could have been the widow of a Dickson before marrying James.

However, I also discovered that David's brother Alexander Smith was married to Sarah Dickson, daughter of Thomas Dickson. Between 1807 and 1809, Alexander Smith petitioned the General Assembly of North Carolina for a divorce from his wife, formerly Miss Sarah Dickson, on the grounds that she had deserted the family in 1801. The record stated that the couple had five children, all daughters.

In the 1800 Ashe Co census, Alexander Smith's household was 00001-31210. This corroborates the 5 daughters, although I don't know who the 6th young female would be. Possibly a daughter who died? David Smith's household consisted of 30010-21010. Now in 1810 the Ashe census included only first initials, but neither of the A. Smiths has a family anywhere close to the make-up of Alexander's. However, the D. Smith family is probably David's, except that it has extra girls beyond those that match 1800. 22001-42301. My guess is that Alexander may have moved away and his unmarried dauhters were added to David's family. Since I do not know the source of the list of David's children, I don't know whether it's possible that some of Alexander's children are included in that list.

Thomas Dickson, father of Sarah, the runaway mother, wrote a will in 1813. In it he left $300 to his wife and three of his sons. He also left "to the girl Polly who lives with David Smith ... $25 and to my son John Dickson's two children ... $40 each ; to my son-in-law Alexandria Smith.. $10, and to Peter DIck who married my daughter Nancy ...$10." From the context, I would deduce that "the girl Polly" is a grandchild. Since his daughter Sarah married David's brother, it makes sense that the most logical granddaughter of his to live with David Smith would be a daughter of Alexander and Sarah. It's also possible that she was an illegitimate daughter of one of Thomas' other daughters, but then it makes less sense that she would live with David Smith.5,6,4,7,8,9,10 
(Witness) Census 1870  Mary Polly Smith appeared on the census of 1870 in the household of Ambrose Barker at Ashe County, NC.11 

Family James Gentry b. 28 November 1792, d. between 1870 and 1875
Children  1. Theresa Gentry b. bt 1818 - 18197
  2. Emily Gentry b. c 1821
  3. Sarah Gentry b. bt 1822 - 18237
  4. Mary Gentry b. bt 1827 - 1831
  5. Nancy Gentry b. 18 Jul 1828, d. 18 Jul 1899
  6. Nicholas Gentry+ b. bt 1831 - 1832, d. 14 Oct 18634
  7. Richard Gentry b. bt 1833 - 1834

Citations
  1. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, Household #403, James and Polly Gentry.
  2. [S11] Danny Miller, 1860 Ashe County, North Carolina Census, Household #563, James and Mary Gentry.
  3. [S12] Jeffrey C. Weaver, The 1870 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, Chesnut Hill Twp, Household #113, Ambrose and Mary Barker.
  4. [S35] Dr. Aras B Cox, Footprints on the Sands of Time (Aug. 1900; Original Publisher Star Pub Co, Sparta, NC), Reprinted on line by Jeffrey C. Weaver, http://www.ls.net/~newriver/nrv, Chapter VII - Northwestern North Carolina - Ashe County.
  5. [S16] Barr, Kim. Email , dated 7/8/01. She cites "The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal," Volume XXI, No. 1, February 1995, page 61 "Divorces and Separations from Petitions to the North Carolna General Assembly from 1779, by Janet and Ranson McBride" part 7 and same source Volume XXI No3, February 1995, page 263."
  6. [S30] Dixon, Deb. Email dated 7/12/99.
  7. [S109] Richard Gentry, The Gentry Family in America.
  8. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #24 "James and Morris Baker," contributed by Debra Gould Miller.
  9. [S228] Ashe County, NC US census 1800, transcribed by Jeff Weaver ,Households of David and Alexander Smith.
  10. [S229] Ashe County, NC US census 1810, transcribed by Jeff Weaver ,Household of D. Smith.
  11. [S12] Jeffrey C. Weaver, The 1870 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 13.

Nancy Gentry
b. 18 July 1828, d. 18 July 1899

Father James Gentry1 b. 28 November 1792, d. between 1870 and 1875
Mother Mary Polly Smith b. between 1789 and 1790, d. between 1870 and 1880
Pedigree

Last Edited 14 Feb 2002

Birth 18 July 1828  Nancy Gentry was born on 18 July 1828 at Ashe County, NC.2 
  She was the daughter of James Gentry and Mary Polly Smith.1 
Marriage   Nancy Gentry married F.W. Scott
Death 18 July 1899  Nancy Gentry died on 18 July 1899 at Ashe County, NC, at age 71.2 

Family F.W. Scott

Citations
  1. [S109] Richard Gentry, The Gentry Family in America.
  2. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 649.

Richard Gentry1
b. between 1833 and 1834

Father James Gentry2 b. 28 November 1792, d. between 1870 and 1875
Mother Mary Polly Smith b. between 1789 and 1790, d. between 1870 and 1880
Pedigree

Last Edited 14 Feb 2002

Birth between 1833 and 1834  Richard Gentry was born between 1833 and 1834 at Ashe County, NC.3,4 
  He was the son of James Gentry and Mary Polly Smith.2 

Citations
  1. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census.
  2. [S109] Richard Gentry, The Gentry Family in America.
  3. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, Household #403, James and Polly Gentry.
  4. [S11] Danny Miller, 1860 Ashe County, North Carolina Census, Household #563, James and Mary Gentry.

Nicholas Gentry
b. 12 October 1768, d. circa 1858

Father Richard Gentry1 b. between 1730 and 1735, d. between 1811 and 1812
Pedigree

Last Edited 7 Nov 2004

Birth 12 October 1768  Nicholas Gentry was born on 12 October 1768 at Surry Co NC (it was Rowan at the time).2 
  He was the son of Richard Gentry.1 
Marriage 8 July 1790  Nicholas Gentry married Sarah Sparks on 8 July 1790.2 
Death circa 1858  Nicholas Gentry died circa 1858 at Ashe Co NC.2 
Census 1800  Nicholas Gentry appeared on the census of 1800 at Surry County, NC, as follows: 40010-10010-00.3 
Census 1810  Nicholas Gentry appeared on the census of 1810 at Wilkes County, NC, as follows: 12210-11010-00.4 
Census 1820  Nicholas Gentry appeared on the census of 1820 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 120001-20001.5 
Census 1830  Nicholas Gentry and James Gentry appeared on the census of 1830 as follows: These 3 households are together:
Levi Gentry 100001-120001 (husband and wife 30-40)
James Gentry 003001-2220001 (husband was 30-40 and wife 40-50). This is more kids than I know of for them
Niclus Gentry age 60-70, wife age 50-60, 1 female 15-20.6 
(Witness) Census 1840  Nicholas Gentry appeared on the census of 1840 in the household of William Turner at Ashe County, NC.7 
(Witness) Census 1850  Nicholas Gentry appeared on the census of 1850 in the household of Levi Gentry at Ashe County, NC.8 

Family Sarah Sparks b. 27 February 1770, d. between 1830 and 1840
Marriage 8 July 1790  Nicholas Gentry married Sarah Sparks on 8 July 1790.2 
Children  1. James Gentry+ b. 28 Nov 1792, d. bt 1870 - 18752,9
  2. Richard Gentry b. 29 Sep 17942
  3. Andrew Gentry b. 26 May 17962
  4. Levi Gentry b. 19 Mar 17982
  5. Elizabeth Gentry+ b. 11 May 18012
  6. Mary Gentry b. 13 Apr 18042
  7. Allen Gentry b. 28 Oct 18072
  8. Sarah Gentry b. 2 Mar 18152

Citations
  1. [S40] Gentry, Bill. Email , dated 5/22/99.
  2. [S109] Richard Gentry, The Gentry Family in America.
  3. [S499] Surry Co, NC US Census 1800, images of the microfilm available on line at Ancestry.com.
  4. [S501] Wilkes Co, NC US Census 1810, images of microfilm available on line at Anestry.com.
  5. [S230] Ashe County, NC US census 1820, transcribed by Jeff Weaver .
  6. [S6] Ruth W. Shepherd, 1830 Federal Census, Ashe County, North Carolina, page 23.
  7. [S218] Brenda C. Bishop, Ashe County Census 1840, page 37.
  8. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, page 26.
  9. [S35] Dr. Aras B Cox, Footprints on the Sands of Time (Aug. 1900; Original Publisher Star Pub Co, Sparta, NC), Reprinted on line by Jeffrey C. Weaver, http://www.ls.net/~newriver/nrv, Chapter VII - Northwestern North Carolina - Ashe County.

Sarah Sparks
b. 27 February 1770, d. between 1830 and 1840

Last Edited 11 Mar 2002

Birth 27 February 1770  Sarah Sparks was born on 27 February 1770 at Surry County, NC.1 
Marriage 8 July 1790  She married Nicholas Gentry, son of Richard Gentry, on 8 July 1790.2 
Death between 1830 and 1840  Sarah Sparks died between 1830 and 1840.1,3,4,5,6 

Family Nicholas Gentry b. 12 October 1768, d. circa 1858
Children  1. James Gentry+ b. 28 Nov 1792, d. bt 1870 - 18752
  2. Richard Gentry b. 29 Sep 1794
  3. Andrew Gentry b. 26 May 1796
  4. Levi Gentry b. 19 Mar 1798
  5. Elizabeth Gentry+ b. 11 May 1801
  6. Mary Gentry b. 13 Apr 1804
  7. Allen Gentry b. 28 Oct 1807
  8. Sarah Gentry b. 2 Mar 1815

Citations
  1. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #233, "The Jess Gentry Family," contributed by Mabel Gentry.
  2. [S109] Richard Gentry, The Gentry Family in America.
  3. [S218] Brenda C. Bishop, Ashe County Census 1840, page 37, household of William Turner.
  4. [S230] Ashe County, NC US census 1820, transcribed by Jeff Weaver .
  5. [S239] Wilkes Co, NC US Census 1800, images of microfilm available on line at Anestry.com.
  6. [S6] Ruth W. Shepherd, 1830 Federal Census, Ashe County, North Carolina, page 23.

Levi Gentry
b. 19 March 1798

Father Nicholas Gentry1 b. 12 October 1768, d. circa 1858
Mother Sarah Sparks b. 27 February 1770, d. between 1830 and 1840
Pedigree

Last Edited 16 Oct 2002

Birth 19 March 1798  Levi Gentry was born on 19 March 1798.1 
  He was the son of Nicholas Gentry and Sarah Sparks.1 
Marriage   Levi Gentry married Nancy Plummer.1 
Burial   Levi Gentry was buried at Senter Primitive Baptist Ch Cem.2 
(Witness) Census 1830  Levi Gentry appeared on the census of 1830 in the household of James Gentry and Nicholas Gentry.3 
Census 1850  Levi Gentry appeared on the census of 1850 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Household #402
Levi Gentry 52
Nancy 52
Andrew 18
John 16
Sarah J 14
Joseph A 12
Amanda J 9
Levi R 6
Nicholas 83
The household next door is James and Polly Gentry.4 

Family Nancy Plummer

Citations
  1. [S109] Richard Gentry, The Gentry Family in America.
  2. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 244.
  3. [S6] Ruth W. Shepherd, 1830 Federal Census, Ashe County, North Carolina, page 23.
  4. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, page 26.

Frances A Gentry
b. circa 1828

Father William "Billy" Gentry1 b. 13 December 1803, d. 2 February 1892
Mother Mary "Polly" Greer b. 9 June 1808, d. 6 June 1898
Pedigree

Last Edited 15 Oct 2002

Birth circa 1828  Frances A Gentry was born circa 1828.2 
  She was the daughter of William "Billy" Gentry and Mary "Polly" Greer.1 
Marriage   Frances A Gentry married General George Washington Gentry, son of John Gentry and Nancy Greer.3,1 

Family General George Washington Gentry b. 25 June 1830

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.
  2. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, page 82.
  3. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #124 "John Gentry," contributed by Bettye Gentry Morley.

Andrew Gentry
b. circa 1830, d. 1862

Father William "Billy" Gentry1 b. 13 December 1803, d. 2 February 1892
Mother Mary "Polly" Greer b. 9 June 1808, d. 6 June 1898
Pedigree

Last Edited 15 Oct 2002

Birth circa 1830  Andrew Gentry was born circa 1830. 
  He was the son of William "Billy" Gentry and Mary "Polly" Greer.1 
Marriage 30 September 1855  Andrew Gentry married Susannah Perkins on 30 September 1855.1 
Death 1862  Andrew Gentry died in 1862 at Civil War.1 

Family Susannah Perkins

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.

Joseph Calloway Gentry
b. circa 1832

Father William "Billy" Gentry1 b. 13 December 1803, d. 2 February 1892
Mother Mary "Polly" Greer b. 9 June 1808, d. 6 June 1898
Pedigree

Last Edited 15 Oct 2002

Birth circa 1832  Joseph Calloway Gentry was born circa 1832.2 
  He was the son of William "Billy" Gentry and Mary "Polly" Greer.1 
Marriage   Joseph Calloway Gentry married Mary Jane Moore.1 

Family Mary Jane Moore

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.
  2. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, page 82.

Benjamin J. Gentry
b. 18 August 1834, d. 23 June 1919

Father William "Billy" Gentry1 b. 13 December 1803, d. 2 February 1892
Mother Mary "Polly" Greer b. 9 June 1808, d. 6 June 1898
Pedigree

Last Edited 21 Feb 2002

Birth 18 August 1834  Benjamin J. Gentry was born on 18 August 1834.1 
  He was the son of William "Billy" Gentry and Mary "Polly" Greer.1 
Marriage   Benjamin J. Gentry married Mary A. Hawkins.1 
Death 23 June 1919  Benjamin J. Gentry died on 23 June 1919 at Johnson Co TN at age 84.1 

Family Mary A. Hawkins

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.

William Peter Gentry
b. 11 September 1836, d. 28 May 1916

Father William "Billy" Gentry1 b. 13 December 1803, d. 2 February 1892
Mother Mary "Polly" Greer b. 9 June 1808, d. 6 June 1898
Pedigree

Last Edited 21 Feb 2002

Birth 11 September 1836  William Peter Gentry was born on 11 September 1836.1 
  He was the son of William "Billy" Gentry and Mary "Polly" Greer.1 
Marriage   William Peter Gentry married Caroline Calloway.1 
Death 28 May 1916  William Peter Gentry died on 28 May 1916 at age 79.1 

Family Caroline Calloway

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.

Nancy Gentry
b. 12 July 1840, d. 19 November 1912

Father William "Billy" Gentry1 b. 13 December 1803, d. 2 February 1892
Mother Mary "Polly" Greer b. 9 June 1808, d. 6 June 1898
Pedigree

Last Edited 15 Oct 2002

Birth 12 July 1840  Nancy Gentry was born on 12 July 1840.2 
  She was the daughter of William "Billy" Gentry and Mary "Polly" Greer.1 
Marriage 5 November 1868  Nancy Gentry married Henry Lawrence on 5 November 1868.1 
Death 19 November 1912  Nancy Gentry died on 19 November 1912 at Ashe County, NC, at age 72.2 

Family Henry Lawrence

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.
  2. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 400.

Robert Gentry
b. circa 1840, d. 1862

Father William "Billy" Gentry1 b. 13 December 1803, d. 2 February 1892
Mother Mary "Polly" Greer b. 9 June 1808, d. 6 June 1898
Pedigree

Last Edited 15 Oct 2002

Birth circa 1840  Robert Gentry was born circa 1840.2 
  He was the son of William "Billy" Gentry and Mary "Polly" Greer.1 
Marriage   Robert Gentry married Nancy ?.1 
Death 1862  Robert Gentry died in 1862 at Civil War.1 

Family Nancy ?

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.
  2. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, page 82.

Jesse Gentry
b. between 1840 and 1842, d. 1863

Father William "Billy" Gentry1 b. 13 December 1803, d. 2 February 1892
Mother Mary "Polly" Greer b. 9 June 1808, d. 6 June 1898
Pedigree

Last Edited 15 Oct 2002

Birth between 1840 and 1842  Jesse Gentry was born between 1840 and 1842. 
  He was the son of William "Billy" Gentry and Mary "Polly" Greer.1 
Death 1863  Jesse Gentry died in 1863 at Civil War.1 

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.

Rhoda Elvira Gentry
b. 10 October 1846, d. 1929

Father William "Billy" Gentry1 b. 13 December 1803, d. 2 February 1892
Mother Mary "Polly" Greer b. 9 June 1808, d. 6 June 1898
Pedigree

Last Edited 15 Oct 2002

Birth 10 October 1846  Rhoda Elvira Gentry was born on 10 October 1846.2 
  She was the daughter of William "Billy" Gentry and Mary "Polly" Greer.1 
Marriage   Rhoda Elvira Gentry married Jesse Franklin Black.1 
Death 1929  Rhoda Elvira Gentry died in 1929.1 

Family Jesse Franklin Black

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.
  2. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 59.

John Henry Gentry
b. 11 November 1848, d. 14 April 1914

Father William "Billy" Gentry1 b. 13 December 1803, d. 2 February 1892
Mother Mary "Polly" Greer b. 9 June 1808, d. 6 June 1898
Pedigree

Last Edited 21 Feb 2002

Birth 11 November 1848  John Henry Gentry was born on 11 November 1848.1 
  He was the son of William "Billy" Gentry and Mary "Polly" Greer.1 
Marriage   John Henry Gentry married Barbara Jane Houck.1 
Death 14 April 1914  John Henry Gentry died on 14 April 1914 at age 65.1 

Family Barbara Jane Houck

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.

Isham L. Gentry
b. 29 November 1850, d. 16 May 1925

Father William "Billy" Gentry1 b. 13 December 1803, d. 2 February 1892
Mother Mary "Polly" Greer b. 9 June 1808, d. 6 June 1898
Pedigree

Last Edited 21 Feb 2002

Birth 29 November 1850  Isham L. Gentry was born on 29 November 1850.1 
  He was the son of William "Billy" Gentry and Mary "Polly" Greer.1 
Marriage   Isham L. Gentry married Alice Mary Houck.1 
Death 16 May 1925  Isham L. Gentry died on 16 May 1925 at age 74.1 

Family Alice Mary Houck

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.

General G. Washington Gentry
b. 29 July 1852, d. 19 April 1938

Father William "Billy" Gentry1 b. 13 December 1803, d. 2 February 1892
Mother Mary "Polly" Greer b. 9 June 1808, d. 6 June 1898
Pedigree

Last Edited 21 Feb 2002

Birth 29 July 1852  General G. Washington Gentry was born on 29 July 1852.1 
  He was the son of William "Billy" Gentry and Mary "Polly" Greer.1 
Marriage   General G. Washington Gentry married Carnassie Gentry.1 
Death 19 April 1938  General G. Washington Gentry died on 19 April 1938 at age 85.1 

Family Carnassie Gentry

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.

Susannah Perkins

Last Edited 21 Feb 2002

Marriage 30 September 1855  Susannah Perkins married Andrew Gentry, son of William "Billy" Gentry and Mary "Polly" Greer, on 30 September 1855.1 

Family Andrew Gentry b. circa 1830, d. 1862

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.

Mary Jane Moore

Last Edited 21 Feb 2002

Marriage   Mary Jane Moore married Joseph Calloway Gentry, son of William "Billy" Gentry and Mary "Polly" Greer.1 

Family Joseph Calloway Gentry b. circa 1832

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.

Mary A. Hawkins

Last Edited 21 Feb 2002

Marriage   Mary A. Hawkins married Benjamin J. Gentry, son of William "Billy" Gentry and Mary "Polly" Greer.1 

Family Benjamin J. Gentry b. 18 August 1834, d. 23 June 1919

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.

Caroline Calloway

Last Edited 21 Feb 2002

Marriage   Caroline Calloway married William Peter Gentry, son of William "Billy" Gentry and Mary "Polly" Greer.1 

Family William Peter Gentry b. 11 September 1836, d. 28 May 1916

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.

Henry Lawrence

Last Edited 21 Feb 2002

Marriage 5 November 1868  Henry Lawrence married Nancy Gentry, daughter of William "Billy" Gentry and Mary "Polly" Greer, on 5 November 1868.1 

Family Nancy Gentry b. 12 July 1840, d. 19 November 1912

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.


       

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Karen Reynolds Worley
Wilkesboro, NC

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