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Nicholas Gentry II + Elizabeth "Mary" Caine Brooks
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David Gentry1 OCT 1724 -- 12 MAY 1812avatar
Mary Estes1730 -- avatar
Spouses
Marriage03/12/1784
 
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Richard William Gentry

Birth09/26/1763
 
Military
 
VA Army / Private / Revolutionary War
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HistoryOCT 1781
 
Siege of Yorktown
Private, USA
US Revolutionary War
Death02/12/1843
 
Grave
 
Aged: 79.4 years
Private, Virginia, U.S.A. during the Revolutionary War. Present at the capture of Cornwallis at Yorktown. This veteran has two burial places--it seems he was exhumed and buried in the Jefferson National Cemetery in St. Louis, becoming the only Revolutionary War veteran buried there. The son of David Gentry (son of Nicholas, son of Nicholas) and Mary Estes (dau of Richard Estes and Mary Yancey/Yancy). He was a Revolutionary soldier, enlisting from Albemarle Cty., Virginia, and serving first for two months as a private under Capt. William Dalton, at the age of 17. He was present at the capture of Cornwallis at Yorktown. Married (1) Jane Harris (in 1784)(dau of Christopher Harris and Agnes McCord); (2) Nancy Guthrie (in 1821)(dau of Nathaniel Guthrie and Nancy Jane Johns); had 19 children (seven with second wife), 16 of whom were sons. He was 'wealthy in lands and slaves' after the 1786 move from Virginia to Kentucky via the Cumberland Gap. His wife is said to have ridden the trip on horseback carrying her son Reuben in her arms. They settled at Boone's Fort, then established a plantation in Madison County. He boiled down salt water to salt and became wealthy in Kentucky, where salt was like money. Died on his estate in Madison County. (Some records give his name as William Richard.) This information was added from his son Rhodes's memorial page.

Jane Lucy Harris

Birth09/18/1763
 
Death09/17/1821
 
Grave
Aged: 58 years
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1+

Richard Harrison 

25 AUG 178825 DEC 1837  KY, Madison Co Ann Hawkins 
2

Joshua 

6 JUN 1797JAN 1864  KY, Madison Co  
3

Jane Harris 

03/28/180606/07/1872  KY, Madison Co, Richmond Valentine White, James Blythe 
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Sources
  1. Findagrave Richard William Gentry
  2. Website: Blackman-Farmer Roots;
  1. Findagrave Jane Lucy Harris Gentry
  2. Website: Blackman-Farmer Roots;
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