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 Ann <I>Hawkins</I> Gentry

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Ann Hawkins Gentry

Birth
Madison County, Kentucky, USA
Death
18 Jan 1870 (aged 78)
Boone County, Missouri, USA
Burial
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID
28717311 View Source

She was the postmistress at Columbia, Missouri, for thirty years. She was the first woman in the United States to hold a position as postmistress.

She married Colonel Richard Gentry. They had thirteen children before he was killed in the Florida war in 1837.

(This information is from her son Thomas Benton Gentry's obituary in the KC Star, Feb 24, 1906.)

Thanks to Suzanne Brown, FAG #47595311, for this information.

She was the postmistress at Columbia, Missouri, for thirty years. She was the first woman in the United States to hold a position as postmistress.

She married Colonel Richard Gentry. They had thirteen children before he was killed in the Florida war in 1837.

(This information is from her son Thomas Benton Gentry's obituary in the KC Star, Feb 24, 1906.)

Thanks to Suzanne Brown, FAG #47595311, for this information.


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