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Subject: Rhea/McMinn Co.,TN records
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 11:12:56 EST


Here's some interesting facts for desc. of Elisha Gentry b. 1746 researchers
(long post)

In looking for parents of my Allen Gentry Sr. b. 1792 SC who migrated to TN
between 1820-1830 and then to MO by 1837, I found the 1830 TN census contained
2 Allen Gentry in McMinn Co - one referred to as Allen Sr and another just
Allen Gentry. So while digging further into McMinn/Rhea County records this is
what I discovered. It always amazes me the people who were in county records
that NEVER appear on the census!!
Rhea Co. formed 1819 bordered by McMinn Co, Rhea Co., Bledsoe Co., Hamilton
and Indian Lands.
First Gentry mentioned in area records was David Gentry who was a bondsman to
William Rogers in 1813 in McMinn Co. This David was the wife of Tiana Rogers.
They went to Arkansas with the Cherokee early and he d. in AR. Tiana Gentry
then m. Samuel Houston.
Here also by 1820 is Cain, the son of Elisha Gentry and probably siblings
living with him. But who is William? Is his wife Neoma? Who is the Shedrick
Gentry?
Where did all these Allen's come from?
1820 Rhea Co.,TN - Taxables in Capt. Samuel McDaniel's Co.
GENTRY, Cain no land 1 wp - no bp
Allen " 1 wp - "
Wm " 0 wp - 1 black poll

1821 Rhea Co., TN - Taxables in Capt. Samuel McDaniel's Co.
GENTRY, Leoma no land 0 wp - 1 black poll
Allen " 1 wp - 0 "
Cain " 1 wp - 0 "
1821 - Rhea Co., TN - Court of Pleas & Quar Sessions
August Session, case #1111 - "Cain GENTRY, late of said county and John Moor
an affray did commit by fighting together in a publick place . . ".
August Session, case #1133 - "Micajah GENTRY, ditto
State vs Micajah GENTRY fined $1.00 . . . Timothy Philpot involved also
State vs Cain GENTRY fined $1.00 . . . " "

1822 Rhea Co., TN - Taxables in Capt. Joel Ketchms Co.
GENTRY, Leoma no land 0 wp - 1 black poll
Cain " 1 wp - 0 "
Allen " 1 wp - 0 "
PHILPOT, Timothy " 1 wp - 0 "
1822 Rhea Co. TN Court of Pleas & Quar Sessions
pg. 175 Allen GENTRY - defendant regarding debt
pg. 208 Allen GENTRY - apptd to lay out road w/others

1823 Rhea Co., TN - Taxables in Capt. Jackson's Co.
GENTRY, Allen no land 1 wp - 0 black poll
Mrs. " 0 " - 1 "
Cain " 1 '' - 0 "
1823 Rhea Co., TN - Cain Gentry m. Patsy Philpot
Roane Co.,TN - Shedrick Gentry to Rebecca Ballard

1824 Rhea Co., TN - Taxables in Capt. Jacksons Co.
GENTRY, Allen no land 1 wp - 0 black poll
Maomi " 0 wp - 1 "
Micajah " 1 " - 0 "
Cain " 1 " - 0 "
PHILPOT, John " 1 " - 0 "
1824 Rhea Co., TN - John Gentrey m. Elizabeth Hays

1825 - Allen Gentry signs a petition for a Grist Mill to be built in McMinn
Co., TN
- Allen Gentry m. Sarah King in Rhea Co., TN (to Bledsoe Co. later
1825 - Allen Gentry - bondsman for Jesse Sutton in Rhea Co.,TN
1825 - 1827 Allen Gentry assigned to road crews on several occasions in Court
minutes ". . . to Rosses Ferry"

1826 - Rhea Co., TN - Taxables in Capt Powell's Co.
GENTRY, Allen no land 1 wp - 0 black poll

1827 - Rhea Co., TN - Allen Gentry and Thomas King among others named on
inventory of Richard Haslrig as owing estate.

1828 - Rhea Co., TN - Taxables in Capt. White's Co.
GENTRY, Allen no land 1 wp - 0 black poll
PHILPOT, Alexander 480 ac 1 wp - 2 "

1829 - McMinn Co., TN - Taxables
in Capt. Little's Co.
GENTRY, Allen no land 1 wp
in Capt. Childer's Co.
GENTRY, Shedrick no land 1 wp

1830 Census -
Rhea Co., TN
GENTRY, Robert 000011-1001 pg. 379
McMinn Co., TN
GENTRY, Allen Sr. 0121201-1011001 b. 1770-1780 has a son named Allen
GENTRY, Allen 11101 -00101 b. 1780-1790 (Allen Gentry to MO
McNairy Co., TN
GENTRY, Cain
GENTRY, Micajah
1830 Tax List McMinn Co., TN
Capt. Wilkins Co.
JINTRY, Shedrick no land 1 wp
Capt. Derick's Co.
GENTRY, Allen no land no poll
GENTRY, David 260 acres no poll taxed jointly (father &
son) 7 1/2

1831 Tax List McMinn Co., TN
Capt Derick's Co.
GENTRY, Allen no land 1 wp

1832 Tax List McMinn Co., TN
Capt. Shambling Co.
GENTRY, John no land 1 wp

1833 Tax List Greene Co., MO
GENTRY, Cain - 3 horses, 6 cows, 1 wp >> to Benton Co., AR
GENTRY, M. 3 horses, 7 cows, 1 wp "

1840 Census - Bledsoe Co., TN - Allen GENTRY 2010101 - 21011
DeKalb Co., AL - Shedrick GENTRY
Taney Co., MO - Allen GENTRY b. 1792 SC - d. 1848
1850 Census - Bledsoe Co., TN - Allen GENTRY b. 1791 GA wife Sarah
Jackson Co., AL - Shedrick GENTRY b. 1790-1796 SC - d.
AR

Elisha Gentry b. 1746 VA - d. 1803 Clarke Co., GA m. Neomy ___? Was this the
Neoma/Leoma/Mrs. Gentry on the Rhea Co. Tax records?

LDS fim #1034759 - Item #8 - microfilm of records filmed at Co.Courthouse,
Bentonville, AR - Micajah Gentry, b. 1794-1799 GA - killed in AR 1841.
- Item #9 - Elijah Gentry b. 1782 m. Margaret

Hope the above information helps someone. Sorry about the long post.
Pamela Geisler Smith
Gresham, OR

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