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GENTRY, FREDERICK BROWDER (1810–1897). Frederick Browder Gentry, soldier, was born in Williamson County, Tennessee, on January 10, 1810. He moved to Texas in 1832, settled in Washington County, and during the Texas Revolution served as a private in Capt. William W. Hill's Company H of Col. Edward Burleson's First Regiment, Texas Volunteers, at the battle of San Jacinto. Gentry married Rebecca Barnett, daughter of George W. Barnett, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and they settled in Hamilton County in 1856. As a lieutenant, Gentry commanded the Hamilton County minute detachment for frontier defense in 1860. He died on April 10, 1897, and was buried in the Graves-Gentry Cemetery at Hamilton. He had been an active member of the Texas Veterans Association.


Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto (Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1932). Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans (5 vols., ed. E. C. Barker and E. W. Winkler [Chicago and New York: American Historical Society, 1914; rpt. 1916]). Amelia W. Williams and Eugene C. Barker, eds., The Writings of Sam Houston, 1813–1863 (8 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1938–43; rpt., Austin and New York: Pemberton Press, 1970).

Thomas W. Cutrer


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Thomas W. Cutrer, "GENTRY, FREDERICK BROWDER," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.