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Allen Gentry

Male - Abt 1802


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  • Name Allen Gentry 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1802  Halifax Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11756  Burton & allied families
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2016 

    Family Mary UNK,   d. Aft 1802 
    Children 
     1. Shadrack Gentry,   d. Abt 1842, Person Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Meshack Gentry,   d. Aft 1802
     3. Mary Gentry,   d. Abt 1842, Person Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Agnes Gentry,   d. Aft 1802
     5. Abednego Gentry,   d. Aft 1802
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F3493  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Official cite for will: Halifax County, VA, Will Bk 6, p. 374, 26 Jul 1802)

      http://www.gentryjournal.org/archives/jgg0209.htm

      Will of Allen GENTRY, signed 21 Dec 1801 and received for probate in Halifax County court.

      Allen's will, written 21 Dec 1801, was received for probate at the July 1802 Halifax Co., VA, court. The will reads in part:

      "In name of God amen. I, Allen Gentry of Halifax County, and State of Virginia, and in perfect health, and in good memory, thanks be to God. Knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, do make this my last will and testament ...

      I give to my wife, Mary Gentry, during her natural life or widowhood, all and singular my estate, real and personal, with all my household goods, and moveable effects, and after her decease or marriage in the manner following:

      Item:
      I give to my eldest son, Shadrack Gentry, of my estate one negro man named Jack to him and his heirs forever.

      Item:
      I give and bequeath to my son, Meshack Gentry, one negro man named Toney, to him and his heirs forever.

      Item:
      I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Buchanan one negro woman, Lucky, to her and her heirs forever.

      Item:
      Item: I give to my grandson, Shadrack Gentry, Obednigo's son, one negro man, named Toby, and two negro women named Hanna and Amy, and two negro children, named Hanna and Enos, to him and his heirs forever, and it is my will and desire that Andrew Buchanan, should keep these five negroes with him at his own house, and that he will pay the earnings that they earn to Shadrack, my grandson, and keep them together, after my decease, and my wife Mary's decease, until the heir comes of age and then deliver them and the earnings or the hire they have earned to the said heir.

      Item:
      I give to my daughter Agnes Whittemore, ten pounds of current money to be raised out of my estate.

      Item:
      I give and bequeath to my son Obednigo Gentry, ten pounds current money to be raised out of my estate.

      Item:
      It is my will and desire, and I do leave the rest of my moveable property to be equally divided amongst my children--namely Shadrack Gentry, Meshack Gentry, Obednigo Gentry, Agnes Whittemore and Mary Buchanan.

      Item:
      Andrew Buchanan and Shadrack Gentry executors."