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The Claiborne Gentry who lived in Surry and Stokes County, NC was a Rev. War Veteran and some of his history is described in the Pension Application references. He was a son of William and Lucy Gentry and a grandson of Samuel Gentry. He was born in Lunenburg Co., VA, moving to Surry Co., NC. This became Stokes Co. when Surry Co. was divided. He moved to Davidson Co., TN shortly after 1800 and died there. He was married to Anne (maiden name unknown). His father was born in Hanover Co. (later Louisa Co.), VA and moved to Lunenburg Co. about 1849. He was hired by the Moravian settlement at Salem and Betharabia to build a bridge across Mud Creek for them and his name is included in some of their records. He drowned soon after the bridge was completed and his wife, Lucy, is listed in Surry Co. estate records.
The Clayburn Gentry who married Jane Maxwell was a second cousin of Claiborne. He was a son of Moses Gentry, and a grandson of Nicholas Gentry Jr (brother of Samuel). Both Nicholas ans Samuel were sons of the immigrant Nicholas Gentry. He lived much of his life in Albemarle Co., VA, then moved to Decatur Co., IN in later life and died there.