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View Tree for Moses GentryMoses Gentry (b. 1722, d. 1808)

Moses Gentry (son of Nicholas Gentry and Mary Brooks) was born 1722 in Hanover County, Virginia, and died 1808 in Albemarle, Va.. He married Lucy Sims on 1758.

 Includes NotesNotes for Moses Gentry:
Moses Gentry
Like David, Moses' chronology can be argued on the basis the date of his marriage to Lucy Sims, probably in 1758, when his father Nicholas gave him 100 acres of the family plantation(10c). Moses did not move to Albemarle County until 1778(22), at the same time as his father, and his brothers David and Martin. GFA describes Moses: "Moses Gentry bought land ... on the old Lynchburg road, north of Garland's Store, on the south side of Ragged Mountain, and made it his permanent home. He was a Ruling Elder in the Cove Presbyterian Church (situated about 6 miles from his home). His wife, Lucy Sims, was noted for her religious zeal and church work. She lived to be nearly 100 years old, surviving her husband by many years. After his death, she kept an inn, or tavern, her home being suitably located on the main road from Lynchburg to Richmond. Moses Gentry's will was probated in 1808, and final settlement was not made by the administrator, Edward Garland, until 1825."

Like his brother Benajah, Moses' name appears frequently in Albemarle County court documents, road orders, and the like, and was accompanied in later years by the names of some of his children. These children included James, Frances, Moses Jr., Jane, Claybourn, John, Benajah, Nicholas, David, Elizabeth, Joanna, and Polly. Many of his family moved to Kentucky to join other Gentrys. James, Claybourn, John and Benajah went to Madison County, while Moses Jr. went to Green County. Nicholas and David both died at a relatively young age in Albemarle County.


References to Moses
22. Sparacio, Op. cit. (Albemarle)


1777 Dec 8
Moses Gentry and Lucy his wife conveys to Lewis Barrett 150 acres of land in Louisa Co.
1778 Mar 13 p.91 Bk(7-188)
Samuel Gay of Albemarle county to Moses Gentry of county of Louisa, 199 1/2 ac on s. side of Ragged Mtn on waters of Hardware R, land part of 690 ac obtained by decree of General Court dated 23 Apr 1774. Signed Saml Gay, Senr; witness Jno Henderson Junr, Alexander Blane Junr, Mark Leak, Nathaniel Haggard. Ack at Alb Apr court, 1778 and recorded.
23. Nancy Chappelear and Kate Binford Hatch, "Abstracts of Louisa County, Virginia Will Books 1743-1801",


1784 Mar 8 p.73 Bk(3-4)
Bond of Moses Gentry (200); administrator of estate of Nathan Gentry. Sec: Nicholas Gentry.Rcd. 8 Mar 1784

References to Benajah
21. Sparacio, Op. cit. (Albemarle)


1764 Jan 20 Deed Bk(3-409)
Giles Allegre to "Benagah" Gentry, 178 ac patent of 1 Dec 1748. Witness Robert Gentry, Absalom McKinqie, Moses Lisha(?)

Will: Moses will was probated in 1808 and final settlement was not made by the administrator, Edward Garland until 1825.

Will: Will of Moses Gentry

Will: March 15, 1806

Will: Probated December Court, 1808

Will: Albemarle County Will Book 4, Page 346

Will: Some words in the will were difficult to decipher. Question marks note these words. SBK, transcriber.

Will: In the name of God, Amen. I Moses Gentry of Albemarle County being well in body and in Sound mind memory and Judgement and considering the uncertainty of this mortal Life do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say I first recommend my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God, who gave it and my body to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like manner, at the discretion of my Excecutors hereafter named and --ching (lucking?) such worldly Estate as God hath blessed me with I do leave it in manner and form following: It is my will and Desire that my Wife Lucy Gentry have the whole of my Estate both real and personal after paying all my just Debts, which Estate she is to enjoy during her widowhood and after the death of my Wife Lucy my lands to be sold by my Ex'trs for the best price that can be had for it, and the money arising from the Sale of my Land to be equally divided among my Children except Joanah Walters, but the part that would have come to her to be equally divided among her Children. It is my Will and Desire that my Son David Gentry have Sixty pounds over and above his proportionable part for living with and taking Keer of his Mother, it is my will and desire that all my Children that hath not been furnished with a Feather bed and furniture or horse bridle and saddle and Cow & Calf, that they be furnished out of my Estate before any division takes place. It is my will and desire that my Daughter Joanah Walters have one equal part with my other Children but that part that she would have had to be put in the hands a Trustee to for her and her Children's Use and not be in the power of her husband Joseph Walters to dispose of in any Manner whatever, and lastly, I do appoint Edward Garland, Andrew Hart and James Gentry Sole Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking and disallowing all former wills by me made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 15th day of March in the year of our Lord 1806. Signed Sealed and delivered by the above named Moses Gentry to be his last will and Testament.

Will: Moses Gentry (his mark) (seal)

Will: In presence of

Alijah L. Old

Robert B. Maxwell

John Maxwell

Robert Miller witness

Samuel L. Hart

John Robinson

Will: At Albemarle December Court 1808

This last Will and Testament of Moses Gentry was produced into Court and by the Oaths of A. Old, R.B. Maxwell, J. Maxwell & R. Miller fully proved and ordered to be recorded.

Will: Teste

Will: John Nicholas, C.C

Family: This was taken from Willard (Bill) Gentry's website

http://www.gentryjournal.org/archives

Vol. 1 Issue 9

Family: Like David, Moses' chronology can be argued on the basis the date of his marriage to Lucy Sims, probably in 1758, when his father Nicholas gave him 100 acres of the family plantation(10c). Moses did not move to Albemarle County until 1778(22), at the same time as his father, and his brothers David and Martin. GFA describes Moses: "Moses Gentry bought land ... on the old Lynchburg road, north of Garland's Store, on the south side of Ragged Mountain, and made it his permanent home. He was a Ruling Elder in the Cove Presbyterian Church (situated about 6 miles from his home). His wife, Lucy Sims, was noted for her religious zeal and church work. She lived to be nearly 100 years old, surviving her husband by many years. After his death, she kept an inn, or tavern, her home being suitably located on the main road from Lynchburg to Richmond. Moses Gentry's will was probated in 1808, and final settlement was not made by the administrator, Edward Garland, until 1825." Like his brother Benajah, Moses' name appears frequently in Albemarle County court documents, road orders, and the like, and was accompanied in later years by the names of some of his children. These children included James, Frances, Moses Jr., Jane, Claybourn, John, Benajah, Nicholas, David, Elizabeth, Joanna, and Polly. Many of his family moved to Kentucky to join other Gentrys. James, Claybourn, John and Benajah went to Madison County, while Moses Jr. went to Green County. Nicholas and David both died at a relatively young age in Albemarle County.

BIRTH: Gentry's of America by Richard Gentry, page 36 born abt 1722 in Hanover, Virginia. Louisa was organized from Hanover County, Virginia in 1742, and at that time a number of Gentry's had settled in Hanover, Virginia. In 1744 the county of Albemarle was organized still further west of Louisa, but it was not until about 1760 when the Gentry's began to settle in Albemarle. Moses bought land of Samuel Gay, of Albemarle, March 13, 1778 on the old Lynchburg road north of Garland's Store, on the south side of Ragged Mountain, and maid it his permanent home. He was a Ruling Elder in the Cove Presbyterian Church, a large brick church building situated about six miles from his home. His wife Lucy Sims, was noted for her religious zeal and church work. She lived to be nearly one hundred years of age. surviving her husband many years. After his death, which occurred in 1808, she kept an inn, or tavern, her home being suitably located on the main road from Lynchburg to Richmond.

Child_Notes: Moses Gentry children's names come from the book The Gentry Family in America 1676 to 1909 by Richard Gentry. page 36 -37





More About Moses Gentry and Lucy Sims:
Marriage: 1758

Children of Moses Gentry and Lucy Sims are:
  1. John P Gentry, d. date unknown.
  2. Benajah Gentry, b. 10 Jan 1780, d. date unknown.
  3. David Gentry, d. 1839.
  4. Clayborne Gentry, b. 1775, d. date unknown.
  5. James Gentry, b. Abt. 1767, Louisa Co., Virginia, d. 1833, Winchester, Clark Co., Ky.
  6. Jane Gentry.
  7. Joanna Gentry.
  8. Moses Gentry.
  9. Nicholas Gentry.
  10. Polly Gentry.
  11. +Elizabeth Gentry, b. 1751, Albemarle, Va., d. date unknown.
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