Descendants of John Gentry
Family Connections of Gentry, Capps, Young, Green, Headrick

Compiled and Submitted by Rex Alexander
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Generation No. 1

 

1.  JOHN2 GENTRY  (JOHN1) was born 1814 in South Carolina, and died April 20, 1869 in Alabama.  He married JANE ANN FRANKLIN February 20, 1836 in Carroll, GA.  She was born Abt. 1814 in Georgia.

       

Children of JOHN GENTRY and JANE FRANKLIN are:

                   i.    ELIZA JANE3 GENTRY, b. 1837.

2.               ii.    JOHN WESLEY GENTRY, b. September 1838, Georgia; d. February 14, 1919, Sale Creek, TN.

                 iii.    ED GENTRY, b. Abt. 1852.

                 iv.    WILLIAM GENTRY, b. 1856.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  JOHN WESLEY3 GENTRY (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 1838 in Georgia, and died February 14, 1919 in Sale Creek, TN.  He married ELLEN JANE CAPPS 1867, daughter of FRANCIS CAPPS and SARAH WESTMORELAND.  She was born September 1841 in North Carolina, and died 1917 in Sale Creek, Tennessee.

 

Notes for JOHN WESLEY GENTRY:

OUR GENTRY ANCESTRY

 

Meaning "Gentleman/Courteous/Noble"

 

Clan Crest

?

 

Origin: Ireland/Britain

 

From

Hampshire

 

 

Variations

Gent, Jent, Jentle, Jentle, Gentil,

 

1900 Hamilton County , TN Census 11th District 238A Sheet 11 # 1839

JWG and both parents born in South Carolina

EJC and both parents born in North Carolina

James F. b 1876

Charlie b. 1872

William O. (grandson)  b. 1891     This must have been Oscar Newton Gentry, son of William Newton who fathered him during marriage to Belle Kennedy

More About JOHN WESLEY GENTRY:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery/Sale Creek, TN

Civil War-CSA: Company A-8th Georgia Infantry-CSA

 

Notes for ELLEN JANE CAPPS:

OUR CAPPS ANCESTRY

 

Meaning

"Maker of Capps"

 

Clan Crest

 

Origin

England/Ireland

 

From

Lincolnshire

(from the invading Norman's)

 

Variations

Caps, Capp

 

 More About ELLEN JANE CAPPS:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery/Sale Creek, Tennessee

       

Children of JOHN GENTRY and ELLEN CAPPS are:

3.                i.    FLORENCE A.4 GENTRY, b. August 27, 1867, Georgia; d. January 28, 1958, Sale Creek, TN.

4.               ii.    WILLIAM NEWTON GENTRY, b. April 10, 1870, Meigs County, TN; d. November 27, 1949, Sale Creek, TN.

5.              iii.    CHARLES THOMAS GENTRY, b. January 27, 1872; d. December 09, 1937.

                 iv.    JOHN M. GENTRY, b. January 06, 1875, Hamilton County, TN; d. September 30, 1904.

 

More About JOHN M. GENTRY:

Burial: Hughes Cemetery/ Bakewell, TN

Patriots: Served in the Spanish-American War

 

                  v.    JAMES FRANKLIN GENTRY, b. November 11, 1877, Hamilton County, TN.

                 vi.    LAURA CANDACE GENTRY, b. January 06, 1880; d. December 11, 1898; m. ? STEWART.

 

More About LAURA CANDACE GENTRY:

Burial: Hughes Cemetery/Bakewell, TN

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.  FLORENCE A.4 GENTRY (JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born August 27, 1867 in Georgia, and died January 28, 1958 in Sale Creek, TN.  She married WILLIAM A. L. JONES October 05, 1884.  He was born October 12, 1864, and died April 07, 1945.

 

More About FLORENCE A. GENTRY:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

 

 

 

More About WILLIAM A. L. JONES:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

       

Children of FLORENCE GENTRY and WILLIAM JONES are:

6.                i.    BERTHA5 JONES, b. December 01, 1895; d. March 21, 1988, Sale Creek, TN.

                  ii.    ROBERT JONES.

                 iii.    CARL JONES.

                 iv.    WILLIAM GENTRY (GENT) JONES.

                  v.    ERNEST JONES, b. November 08, 1888; d. September 09, 1960, Sale Creek, TN.

 

Notes for ERNEST JONES:

Mr. Ernest was almost totally deaf. He was a barber. by trade, and cut hair for many years. At first, he charged .15 cents and later went up to .25 cents. He only used hand-held clippers-and they always seemed to be cold.

 

More About ERNEST JONES:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

 

                 vi.    HERMAN R. JONES, b. May 05, 1893; d. February 04, 1968.

                vii.    HETTIE JONES, b. 1901; d. 1917.

 

More About HETTIE JONES:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

 

 

4.  WILLIAM NEWTON4 GENTRY (JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born April 10, 1870 in Meigs County, TN, and died November 27, 1949 in Sale Creek, TN.  He married (1) BELLE KENNEDY.    He married (2) ROSA CAROLINE GREEN September 19, 1900 in Bakewell, TN, daughter of JOHN GREEN and POLLY YOUNG.  She was born May 11, 1883 in Georgia, and died July 02, 1969 in Sale Creek, Tennessee.

 

Notes for WILLIAM NEWTON GENTRY:

 

 

Newt Gentry made wooden caskets from poplar boards; wife Rosa padded and lined them. Newt was a Past Master of Sale Creek Lodge F&AM 280, Sale Creek, TN

 

More About WILLIAM NEWTON GENTRY:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

 

More About ROSA CAROLINE GREEN:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

       

Child of WILLIAM GENTRY and BELLE KENNEDY is:

                   i.    OSCAR NEWTON5 GENTRY, b. September 21, 1891; d. June 18, 1973.

 

       

Children of WILLIAM GENTRY and ROSA GREEN are:

7.               ii.    GERTRUDE ROSETTA5 GENTRY, b. July 27, 1902, Sale Creek, Tennessee; d. January 16, 1935, Sale Creek, Tennessee.

8.              iii.    LOLA VIRGINIA GENTRY, b. January 21, 1904; d. October 25, 2000, Chattanooga, TN.

9.              iv.    JOHN NEWTON GENTRY, b. December 08, 1906, Sale Creek, TN; d. June 25, 1976, Sale Creek, TN.

                  v.    RUTH GENTRY, b. September 03, 1908, Sale Creek, TN; d. November 29, 1910, Sale Creek, TN.

 

More About RUTH GENTRY:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

 

                 vi.    THOMAS FRANK GENTRY, b. March 17, 1911, Sale Creek, TN; d. March 11, 1973; m. LOIS ?.

                vii.    ANNA MAE GENTRY, b. May 11, 1913, Sale Creek, TN; d. November 14, 1936, Sale Creek, TN.

 

More About ANNA MAE GENTRY:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

 

               viii.    EMMA JANE GENTRY, b. May 01, 1917, Sale Creek, TN; d. May 18, 1917, Sale Creek, TN.

 

More About EMMA JANE GENTRY:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

 

10.             ix.    EDNA HAZEL GENTRY, b. December 20, 1919.

11.              x.    JESSIE GREEN GENTRY, b. December 11, 1921, Sale Creek, TN; d. March 10, 1944, Sale Creek, TN.

 

 

5.  CHARLES THOMAS4 GENTRY (JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born January 27, 1872, and died December 09, 1937.  He married NANCY JANE SHIPLEY Abt. 1895.  She was born October 22, 1875, and died July 05, 1957.

 

More About CHARLES THOMAS GENTRY:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

 

More About NANCY JANE SHIPLEY:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

       

Children of CHARLES GENTRY and NANCY SHIPLEY are:

                   i.    FLORENCE5 GENTRY, m. HARRY LONG.

12.             ii.    ERFURT THOMAS GENTRY, b. September 11, 1895; d. December 24, 1964, Sale Creek, TN.

                 iii.    MYRTLE GENTRY, b. Abt. 1900.

13.            iv.    MATTIE GENTRY, b. January 20, 1903.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

6.  BERTHA5 JONES (FLORENCE A.4 GENTRY, JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 01, 1895, and died March 21, 1988 in Sale Creek, TN.  She married RICHARD JAMES GANN December 21, 1921, son of CALOWAY GANN and ANNA SMITH.  He was born January 07, 1896 in Sale Creek, TN, and died May 29, 1980 in Sale Creek, TN.

 

More About BERTHA JONES:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

 

More About RICHARD JAMES GANN:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

       

Children of BERTHA JONES and RICHARD GANN are:

                   i.    HOWARD JONES6 GANN, b. January 13, 1925; d. March 04, 1965; m. GERTIE WEBB.

 

More About HOWARD JONES GANN:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

 

                  ii.    WILLIAM CALOWAY (CORKY) GANN, b. 1928; d. April 03, 1996; m. JUNE STULTZ.

 

More About WILLIAM CALOWAY (CORKY) GANN:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

 

 

7.  GERTRUDE ROSETTA5 GENTRY (WILLIAM NEWTON4, JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 27, 1902 in Sale Creek, Tennessee, and died January 16, 1935 in Sale Creek, Tennessee.  She married CHARLES ROSCOE GANN August 31, 1919 in Sale Creek, Tennessee, son of CALOWAY GANN and ANNA SMITH.  He was born October 31, 1898 in Sale Creek, Tennessee, and died July 18, 1991 in Sale Creek, Tennessee.

 

More About GERTRUDE ROSETTA GENTRY:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

Funeral: Sale Creek Presbyterian Church

       

Children of GERTRUDE GENTRY and CHARLES GANN are:

14.              i.    ROSELYN6 GANN, b. July 26, 1920, Chattanooga, Tennessee; d. February 05, 2000, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

                  ii.    VIOLA MARIE GANN, b. July 28, 1921, Sale Creek, TN; m. (1) REGESTER COPPINGER; m. (2) MARIO (MILO) G. CANDINI; b. August 03, 1917, Manteca, CA; d. March 17, 1998, Manteca, CA.

 

Notes for VIOLA MARIE GANN:

 

More About MARIO (MILO) G. CANDINI:

Burial: Manteca, CA

Immigration: His parents immigrated from Italy

Occupation: Major league baseball player. Played w/ Yankees, Phillies, Senators

 

15.            iii.    CHARLES WILLIAM GANN, b. May 03, 1923, Hamilton County, TN; d. February 18, 2000, Florida.

                 iv.    HAROLD LEWIS GANN, b. September 21, 1924, Sale Creek, TN; d. June 27, 1994, Cincinatti, OH; m. DOROTHY ?.

 

More About HAROLD LEWIS GANN:

Burial: Cincinatti, OH

 

                  v.    PAUL THOMAS GANN, b. June 23, 1926, Sale Creek, TN; d. March 17, 1930, Sale Creek, TN.

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

 

16.            vi.    JACK ROSCOE GANN, b. February 02, 1928, Sale Creek, TN; d. May 13, 1998, Sale Creek, TN.

                vii.    JOYCE ELIZABETH GANN, b. April 03, 1934; m. BURTON FOX.

 

 

8.  LOLA VIRGINIA5 GENTRY (WILLIAM NEWTON4, JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born January 21, 1904, and died October 25, 2000 in Chattanooga, TN.  She married HERBERT HAROLD (JACK) HOGUE August 11, 1923. 

 

Notes for LOLA VIRGINIA GENTRY:

In 1925, while she was a public stenographer in Dayton, TN, she typed a speech for William Jennings Bryan. Bryan was a key figure in the famous "Scopes Trial" debating evolution vs creation. Bryan won the case but, sadly, died just a day or so aftrer conclusion of the trial-in Dayton.

 

     Aunt Lola retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority. Both she and Uncle Jack were active in the Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star.

       

Children of LOLA GENTRY and HERBERT HOGUE are:

                   i.    HAROLD TOMISON6 HOGUE, b. September 12, 1926; m. FLORA A. NAIL.

                  ii.    JACQUELYN ANN HOGUE, b. August 28, 1936; m. PAUL RONALD HALL.

 

 

9.  JOHN NEWTON5 GENTRY (WILLIAM NEWTON4, JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 08, 1906 in Sale Creek, TN, and died June 25, 1976 in Sale Creek, TN.  He married SARAH ADKINS. 

 

More About JOHN NEWTON GENTRY:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

       

Children of JOHN GENTRY and SARAH ADKINS are:

                   i.    IVA B.6 GENTRY, b. February 02, 1929.

                  ii.    ORA LEE GENTRY, b. May 11, 1932.

                 iii.    LOIS GENTRY, b. Unknown.

 

 

10.  EDNA HAZEL5 GENTRY (WILLIAM NEWTON4, JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 20, 1919.  She married JACK GEER. 

       

Child of EDNA GENTRY and JACK GEER is:

                   i.    MARGARET ROSALIE6 GEER, b. Abt. November 17, 1943; d. January 1990.

 

 

11.  JESSIE GREEN5 GENTRY (WILLIAM NEWTON4, JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 11, 1921 in Sale Creek, TN, and died March 10, 1944 in Sale Creek, TN.  She married GLENN D. MARTIN December 24, 1940. 

 

More About JESSIE GREEN GENTRY:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

       

Child of JESSIE GENTRY and GLENN MARTIN is:

                   i.    BABY6 MARTIN, b. 1944; d. 1944.

 

 

12.  ERFURT THOMAS5 GENTRY (CHARLES THOMAS4, JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 11, 1895, and died December 24, 1964 in Sale Creek, TN.  He married (1) OLLIE STEWART.    He married (2) ADA ILLA HODGE, daughter of JAMES HODGE and MAUDE SMITH.  She was born July 26, 1903, and died 1980 in Sale Creek, TN.

 

More About ERFURT THOMAS GENTRY:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

 

More About ADA ILLA HODGE:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

       

Child of ERFURT GENTRY and OLLIE STEWART is:

                   i.    ROBERT6 GENTRY, d. WW II in France.

 

       

Children of ERFURT GENTRY and ADA HODGE are:

                  ii.    LOLA6 GENTRY, m. JAMES RYLAND.

                 iii.    COLIN GENTRY.

                 iv.    IMOGENE GENTRY.

                  v.    JACK GENTRY.

                 vi.    RUTH GENTRY.

                vii.    ARNOLD THOMAS GENTRY, b. July 12, 1922; d. January 13, 2004, Sale Creek, TN; m. TREVA M. JACKSON, January 17, 1942; b. August 04, 1923; d. September 02, 2003, Sale Creek, TN.

 

More About ARNOLD THOMAS GENTRY:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

 

More About TREVA M. JACKSON:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

 

               viii.    ERFURT THOMAS GENTRY JR, b. August 04, 1925, Hamilton County, TN; d. WWII.

                  ix.    JOHN WESLEY GENTRY, b. July 31, 1927.

17.              x.    HARMON L. GENTRY, b. August 22, 1929.

                  xi.    EDWIN LLOYD GENTRY, b. October 11, 1933; m. PATRICIA TROUTMAN.

 

More About PATRICIA TROUTMAN:

Burial: Sale Creek, TN

Killed: Train collision at Leggett Road crossing

 

 

13.  MATTIE5 GENTRY (CHARLES THOMAS4, JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born January 20, 1903.  She married AMOS GOTHARD. 

       

Children of MATTIE GENTRY and AMOS GOTHARD are:

18.              i.    QUANITA6 GOTHARD.

                  ii.    CHARLES GOTHARD.

                 iii.    TEKOA GOTHARD.

                 iv.    ERFINA GOTHARD.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

14.  ROSELYN6 GANN (GERTRUDE ROSETTA5 GENTRY, WILLIAM NEWTON4, JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 26, 1920 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and died February 05, 2000 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  She married MARK DAVID ALEXANDER December 22, 1937 in Rossville, Georgia, son of SAMUEL ALEXANDER and ANNA CARROLL.  He was born January 19, 1919 in Sale Creek, Tennessee.

 

More About ROSELYN GANN:

Burial: February 08, 2000, Sale Creek, Tennessee

 

Children of ROSELYN GANN and MARK ALEXANDER are:

19.              i.    REXFORD CORNELIUS7 ALEXANDER, b. November 03, 1938, Sale Creek, Tennessee.

20.             ii.    EDWARD GERALD ALEXANDER, b. June 05, 1943, Sale Creek, TN.

 

 

15.  CHARLES WILLIAM6 GANN (GERTRUDE ROSETTA5 GENTRY, WILLIAM NEWTON4, JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 03, 1923 in Hamilton County, TN, and died February 18, 2000 in Florida.  He married (1) LOLA ?.  She was born in Bainbridge, GA.  He married (2) MARION ?. 

 

More About CHARLES WILLIAM GANN:

Burial: Ohio

Kin: 3 known wives; Lola , Marion, Pat, and Arlen

Military service: WW II

       

Child of CHARLES GANN and LOLA ? is:

                   i.    PATRICIA7 GANN.

 

 

16.  JACK ROSCOE6 GANN (GERTRUDE ROSETTA5 GENTRY, WILLIAM NEWTON4, JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born February 02, 1928 in Sale Creek, TN, and died May 13, 1998 in Sale Creek, TN.  He married ALMA WEBB. 

 

More About JACK ROSCOE GANN:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee

       

Child of JACK GANN and ALMA WEBB is:

                   i.    SHEILA KAY7 GANN.

 

 

17.  HARMON L.6 GENTRY (ERFURT THOMAS5, CHARLES THOMAS4, JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born August 22, 1929.  He married ROWENA CARROWAY, daughter of HEZEKIAH CARROWAY and LIZA HELTON. 

       

Children of HARMON GENTRY and ROWENA CARROWAY are:

                   i.    JUDY7 GENTRY.

                  ii.    TIMOTHY GENTRY.

 

 

18.  QUANITA6 GOTHARD (MATTIE5 GENTRY, CHARLES THOMAS4, JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1)  She married (2) ? GORDON. 

       

Child of QUANITA GOTHARD is:

                   i.    NANCY JO7 FOOTS.

 

       

Child of QUANITA GOTHARD and ? GORDON is:

                  ii.    LEROY7 GORDON.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

19.  REXFORD CORNELIUS7 ALEXANDER (ROSELYN6 GANN, GERTRUDE ROSETTA5 GENTRY, WILLIAM NEWTON4, JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born November 03, 1938 in Sale Creek, Tennessee.  He married (1) U.N. WORTHY.    He married (2) CAROL DEAN POWELL May 23, 1970 in Graysville, Tennessee, daughter of JOSEPH POWELL and EASTER STANDIFER.  She was born August 03, 1940 in Falling Water, Tennessee.

 

 

Children of REXFORD ALEXANDER and U.N. WORTHY are:

                   i.    BELINDA GAIL8 ALEXANDER, b. May 10, 1959, Tyndall AFB, Panama City, FL.

                  ii.    BARRY GENE ALEXANDER, b. February 10, 1962, Tyndall AFB, Panama City, FL.

 

 

20.  EDWARD GERALD7 ALEXANDER (ROSELYN6 GANN, GERTRUDE ROSETTA5 GENTRY, WILLIAM NEWTON4, JOHN WESLEY3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born June 05, 1943 in Sale Creek, TN.  He married (1) MARY DELLA GILLIAM.  She was born in West VA.  He married (2) DIANE HARRIS BARTLETT SIMMONS. 

 

Notes for EDWARD GERALD ALEXANDER:

 

 

Children of EDWARD ALEXANDER and MARY GILLIAM are:

                   i.    MARK EDWARD8 ALEXANDER, b. May 17, 1966; m. (1) SANDRA LYNNE EBERHARDT; b. Washington State; m. (2) ANN CAMPBELL.

                  ii.    JENNIFER CLAIRE ALEXANDER, b. May 05, 1970.

                 iii.    REX MATTHEW ALEXANDER, b. February 13, 1973, Chattanooga, TN; m. TERESA ??.

 

       

Children of EDWARD ALEXANDER and DIANE SIMMONS are:

                 iv.    JESSICA8 BARTLETT, m. TODD DIRKSON.

                  v.    VERONICA BARTLETT, m. TODD CLEVERLY.

                 vi.    KAYLA SIMMONS.