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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.

Latest Additions or Revisions:

Vol 3, Issue 4B
Did he have an Indian wife?

Original April 2003

Journal articles, either in original or revised form, will continue to be maintained in archive form on this website for the forseeable future. The Google search capability together with the indexes provided below for the successive volumes of the journal give readers the ability to freely access any issue for reading and/or downloading. All rights to the articles as written are reserved. Articles may be reproduced in whole or in part for non-commercial purposes provided that proper attribution (including author and journal name) are included.

Our goal has been:
1) To concentrate specifically on the genealogy of the Nicholas Gentry family beginning with its origins in the British colonies in North America in the 1600's with emphasis on the period before 1860; and to provide a repository for references applying specifically to Nicholas and his descendants.

2) The journal does not intend to compete in any way with family websites that list ancestors and/or descendants for specific families. The emphasis has been on the sources of the evidence for family data and how they relate to the broader picture of the Gentry family as a whole.

3) The editor welcomes communications from readers that might clarify or correct portions of individual articles. The editor is willing to provide whatever assistance he can to readers in their efforts to resolve individual problems. But in doing so, be aware that the editor has primarily concentrated on the period before and including 1860 and such assistance in most cases will be limited to this period of time.

W. M. Gentry, Editor

Index to Archived Articles
Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3