William M. Gentry was born on January 16, 1844, in Yancey County, North Carolina, and died on January 18, 1926, in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina. He is buried at Green Hills Cemetery in Ashville. He married Mary Margaret "Polly" Bailey on February 11, 1866, in Madison County, North Carolina.

Sources:

Civil War Pension File, Certificate No. 672798
Ingmire, Frances T. Marriage Records of Madison County, North Carolina, 1852-1868. 1984, citing Madison County, North Carolina Marriage Book, p. 6
North Carolina Death Records, 1926, No. 198, Buncombe County Register No. 44

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