Genealogy of the Gentry Family
With emphasis on the descendants of Nicholas Gentry of Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia.
WELCOME to the Journal of Gentry Genealogy. This journal consists of a collection of articles relating for the most part to the family of Nicholas Gentry, who emigrated from England to settle on the banks of Totopotomoy Creek in what was then New Kent County, Virginia, in the latter half of the seventeenth century.
The initial format was that of annual volumes with monthly issues. From 2004 onward, the publication schedule has been irregular, with articles appearing sporadically as they became available. With the exception of articles written by other authors and identified as such, the editor takes full responsibility for the contents of the Journal of Gentry Genealogy.
When each article was written, it represented the best thinking of the editor of the Journal at the time. As time has passed, conclusions by the editor as to some speculative Gentry family relationships have changed. This has resulted in there being a number of statements in earlier issues of the Journal that the editor now considers to be wrong. From time to time these articles are being revised, sometimes more than once, resulting in issues identified by a specific volume and issue number that no longer read the same as the original article. Articles which have been revised are identified as such in the indexes, with the date of revision.
Warning. The reader is asked to take into account that there may not have been an opportunity to implement all of these revisions and individual articles should be interpreted accordingly.
"PREACHER ELIJAH" GENTRY
Did he have an Indian wife?
Original April 2003