|Birth: ||Nov. 13, 1806|
|Death: ||Dec. 3, 1890|
Garland Gentry was born in Bullit County, Kentucky, on November 13, 1806. He was the last and ninth child of Blackston and Mary (Bunch) Gentry, and the fifth generation of the Gentrys in America. His brothers were James (who had sons Quinton, Taylor and John), Joseph, Nicholas (born in Louisa County, Virginia, December 16, 1790), Martin, Samuel and Ellison. His sisters were Mary and Elizabeth (who married John Giles and had a son. Gentry Giles, who lives in Rockport, Indiana, and became a very wealthy man).
After Garland's mother died, his father married Nancy Hough and they had seven children who were: Monroe, America, Elizabeth, Sarah, John, Jeremiah, and Hezekiah. It is believed the descendants of this last family have all settled in Indiana.
Garland married his first wife, Susan Stringer, in Kentucky. They had three children, Mary E. (born 1829 in Kentucky); after they moved to Indiana in 1831, their two sons were born, Ellison born in 1832 and Reuben born in 1838. After Susan died. Garland married Penelope Wheeler, born July 19, 1821, in Kentucky. They were married in Morgan County, Indiana, on December 24, 1839. They had nine children: Allen, August 18, 1840; Cynthia, December 3, 1841; James Martin, March 26, 1843; and Blackston, 1844. Garland moved his family to Missouri where their son, William, was born March 9, 1850; Samuel, April 19, 1852, and between 1852-1856 they moved back to Indiana where their son, Anson, was born in 1856; and John Henry, April 3, 1860. They moved to Illinois where they settled near Hammond (once called Garrett), where another son, Jerimiah, was born June 22, 1865.
While living in Missouri, Garland and Penelope lived in Monroe and Clay counties. The 1850 Clay County census lists not only the Gentrys there but also: Robert James, 31 years old. Baptist preacher; Serelda James, 28 years old; Alexander Franklin James, ten years old; Jesse Woodson James, four years old; Susan James, nine months old.
Garland and Penelope lived near the parents of the notorious Frank and Jesse James, and Penelope was midwife at Jesse's birth. She was the first one to dress the future Missouri badman.
Blaxton Gentry (1766 - 1845)
Penelope Wheeler Gentry (1821 - 1875)*
Blaxton Gentry (1844 - 1928)*
William Garland Gentry (1850 - 1943)*
Martin Gentry (1793 - 1852)*
Garland P Gentry (1806 - 1890)
Melvina America Gentry Broadstreet (1819 - 1894)*
John W. Gentry (1823 - 1898)*
Sarah Ann Gentry Moudy (1825 - 1853)*
Created by: Tim Naab
Record added: Sep 09, 2011
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