In Edgefield County Deed Book 7, 1792-1794, pages 245-247 SIMON gENTRY mortgaged to his step-sons Jeremiah Cobb and Sanders Cobb property made use of belonging to said step-sons and bound himself for 50 pounds provided said 50 pounds was not demanded in less time than four years and for better securing of payment sold 147 acres o head of Little Creek adjacent on north by William Thomas and the land where said Gentry now lives; also horses, cattle and household furniture. The Mortgage was signed by Simon Gentry and witnessed by Green Moore, Martin Morgan on 11 Jul 1792 before John Moore, J. P. The Mortgage was recorded 15 Jul 1792.
There are still Gentry families, specifically in the Saluda River area of what is now Saluda County.
Are you aware the Edgefield has a very active genealogical society and and great genealogical library? The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society has hundreds of members all over the U. S. all with roots in the Old Edgefield District. Contact and information is provided through QUILL, the 20-page bimonthly magazine. Tompkins Library is open Mon through Fri 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and at other times by appointment. Look for us at our web site at familykinship.com.
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