Thursday, February 18, 2016

Allen Gentry

Allen Gentry.

Birth: Mar. 3, 1842.
Death: Jul. 4, 1926.

Civil War Veteran-2nd.Lt.,Co."H",42nd Indiana Infantry.

Wife: Cordelia Gentry (1849 - 1889).

Cordelia Wilkinson Gentry. Married May 20, 1880.

Burial: Sunset Hill Cemetery, Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana.

ALLEN GENTRY Was born in Spencer county, Ind., March 3, 1842, and entered the United States service with the organization of the 42d Regt. Indiana Vol. Iufty. at the age of nineteen years as corporal of Company H of the regiment, and color bearer for the regiment. Prom corporal he was promoted in the regular line till he reached the rank of lieutenant, in which he was mustered out with the regiment. He held a commission as an officer before he was twenty years old, being the youngest officer in the regime . He is a prosperous farmer now, with a residence near Bockport, Ind., enjoying the confidence and respect of all.

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