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Gentry, Frederick Browder  ( 1810 Jan 10  -  1897 Apr 18 )

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GENTRY, FREDERICK BROWDER -- Born January 10, 1810, in Williamson County, Tennessee. In the Headright Certificate issued to him for one third of a league of land by the Washington County Board, January 26, 1838, it is stated that he came to Texas in December 1835. He received Bounty Certificate No. 9206 for 320 acres of land for serving in the army from March 1 to June 7,1836. He was a member of Captain William W. Hill's Company at San Jacinto and was on May 28, 1838, issued Donation Certificate No. 911 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. On an original roll for Captain Hill's Company he is described as being five feet, nine inches in height, of fair complexion, with blue eyes.

Mr. Gentry was married to Rebecca P. Barnett, daughter of Dr. George W. Barnett, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, in Washington County, November 23, 1840. Mr. and Mrs. Gentry moved to Hamilton County, Texas, in 1856. There Mr. Gentry died April 18, 1897, while a member of the Texas Veterans Association. Mrs. Gentry died March 13, 1905.

Children of Mr. and Mrs. Gentry, all of whom are dead, were (1) Elizabeth Augusta, married A.P. Shockley and lived in Hamilton, Texas, their children were Ollie, married A.H. Moore; Ora, died in childhood; George Augustin, married Maud Durham and lived in Santa Anna, Tx; Alice married O. Cathey, and lived in Hamilton, TX.; Frederick Eugene Shockley, married Elizabeth Crews and lived in Cisco, TX;(2) George Nicholas, was married 3 times, first to Clementine Snow, children were Frederick never married, Stroud was married to a Miss Stidham and lived in Pecos, and Mamie died in infancy. After her death he married Sarah Day, children were Ora, married H.L. Taylor and lived in Hamilton, Tx., Los Gentry died unmarried. After her death George Gentry married Miss Rowena Ewing and they lived in Polytechnic, Texas and (3) Emily Elisa Gentry, married F.M. Graves, their children were: Frederick Browder Graves died unmarried; William S. married Etta Perry and lived in Hamilton, Texas, Mollie Graves married J.E. Secreast and lived in Hamilton, James Rice died unmarried, Frances Graves married W.J. Murphy and lived in Burlingame, California, Vivian Graves was married to J.E. Moore and lived in Hamilton, Texas.



Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.


Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Lieut. Robert Stevenson

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1810 Jan 10
  • Birthplace: Tennessee, Williamson County
  • Came to Texas: 1835 Dec? 1832?
  • Date of Death: 1897 Apr 18
  • Burial Place: Graves-Gentry Cemetery, Hamilton, Texas
  • Bounty Certificate: 9206
  • Donation Certificate: 911
  • Wife: Rebecca P. Barnett
  • Children: Elizabeth Augusta Gentry Shockley; George Nicholas Gentry; Emily Elisa Gentry Graves


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