MEREDITH JORDAN GENTRY
1 stTENNESSEE MOUNTED INFANTRY
USA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 2 October 1823 in Jackson County, TN
Died: 8 February 1899 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Bloomington Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Robert and Nancy (Harris) Gentry

1st Married: Frances Ann Shanks on 25 April 1848 in Jackson County, TN
Born: 28 February 1828 in Faquier County, VA
Died: 29 April 1890 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Bloomington Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: William Simon and Margaret "Peggy" (Maddox) Shanks

Children:

  1. Robert S. Gentry
  2. Margaret E. Gentry
  3. Nancy J. Gentry
  4. Julia V. Gentry
  5. Bolivar H. Gentry
  6. William S. Gentry
  7. Alvin G. Gentry
  8. Parmelia J. Gentry
  9. Eliza J. Gentry

2nd Married: Josephine M. Shanks on 14 June 1893 in Putnam County, TN
Born: 28 July 1824 in Faquier County, VA
Died: 23 May 1906 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Gordon Maxwell Family Graveyard, Putnam County, TN
Parents: William Simon and Margaret "Peggy" (Maddox) Shanks

MILITARY INFORMATION

1 stTennessee Mounted Infantry
Company B

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 22 Jan 1864 at Carthage
  • Age: 41
  • 22 Jan - 30 Apr 1864: Present
  • 30 Jun 1864: Absent sick
  • Jun - Dec 1864: Present
  • Muster Out: 14 April 1865
  • Enlistment Papers included
  • Born: Putnam County

US PENSION APPLICATION

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 264
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 46
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 193
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 143A

OBITUARY

The Cookeville Press
2 March 1899
Vol. XIII, No. 9, Page 1

  • During the extreme cold weather death visited the community and carried away one of its oldest and most respected citizens--Uncle Meredith Gentry. He was born Oct. 2, 1824; died Feb. 8, '98 (transcriber notes: this was in the 1899 paper). He had been a member of the M. E. Church for the past 45 years, a part of which time he served as local and traveling preacher.

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