James Mattox Gentry of KY and TN
My ggg-grandfather was James Mattox Gentry. He married twice in Hickman County, KY. First to Polly Nichols on Jan. 24, 1830. Both were not legal age & had to get their father's certificate. Her father, M.G.Nichols, was listed but his was not.They were married by Dempsey White,J.P.
His 2nd marriage was to Mary Carter on Apr 13, 1843, Both were of age and her brother (not named) was present. They were married by F.A.Bone.
The 1850 Census for Obion County,TN shows:
Matox(as he's sometimes listed)
James Milton (my gg-grandfather)
He's also listed in the 1860 Obion County census, & the 1870 Lake County,TN census but nothing after that.
His children were: James Milton b. 8/8/1836 KY, John E. b 1839 KY, Robert Henry b. 1842 KY, Sarah b. 1844 KY, Alice R. b. 1854 KY, Thomas E. b 4/1860 Obion County,TN, James H. b. 1864 Obion County,TN.
My gg-grandfather, James Milton Gentry married Martha Tanner in Obion County,TN. Their son, William Walter, was b. 12/14/1873 Obion County,TN & d. 11/13/1951 Memphis,TN. He married Viola Kitchens(she was an orphan)9/9/1904 on Union City,TN. They had 7 sons & 2 daughters:William Floyd-my grandfather, Harl,Mason,Neuman,Jack,Earl,Milton,Ruth, & Doris. None of this generation is still living.