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Deliliah (Ashby) Standley Gentrywas born August 19, 1808 in Hopkins County, Kentucky to Jesse Ashby and Sarah Sally Lucas. Herfamily migrated to Missouri before 1826. She married Hugh Standley, son of John Standley and Rebecca Shinn, on January 24, 1826 in Chariton County, Missouri. They had several children. Larkin Standley was born on November 4, 1827 in Carroll County; Sarah Standley was born September 1, 1828; Elvira Standley was born on December 20, 1830, Bartlett Standley (my gg grandfather) was born April 8, 1833; Elizabeth Standley was born in 1835; and George Standley was born May 20, 1840.
After the death of Hugh Standley she married James Gentry on January 14, 1844 in Carroll County. Two children were born to them: Margaret born 1845 and Hannah born 1848.
Delilah died on November 2, 1880 near Bosworth, Carroll County, Missouri and was buried in the Wharton Cemetery where many of her children are also buried.
(Submitted by: Linda (Dyer) Craig)


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