George Washington Gentry
Comanche County, Texas
31 54.406' N 98 36.015' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and Bryan Street. The Oakwood Cemetery is on the northeast corner of the intersection. The marker is located in the southwestern section of the cemetery.
Text: (1808 - 1883) A member of Stephen F. Austin's Colony, George Washington Gentry came to Texas in 1835 with his father and brother. Settling in what is now Washington County, he worked as a farmer and surveyor. He participated in the Texas Revolution, several Indian skirmishes, and the defense of San Antonio during the 1842 invasions of Rafael Vasquez and Adrian Woll. He later moved to Comanche County, where he was a farmer and rancher.