|Color Codes separate generations. Numbers show generations.|
|First Generation 1 – BLACK – (Sons/daughters of Isaac)||Sixth Generation 6 – BROWN|
|Second Generation 2 – RED||Seventh Generation 7 – GREY|
|Third Generation 3 – GREEN||Eighth Generation 8 – PURPLE|
|Fourth Generation 4 – ORANGE||Ninth Generation 9 – Olive|
|Fifth Generation 5 – BLUE||Tenth Generation 10 – PINK|
Robert Gregory (ca. 1757-1813) was the third son of Isaac and Alse Gregory. Our earliest written record of Robert is a Colonial Land Grant of 100 acres under the hand of Governor William Bull. The acreage, granted 4 March 1773, was situated on Little Brown’s Creek.
The first Gregory land transactions recorded in Union County (Deed Book B, pps. 1 and 2) concern Robert. Both deeds were recorded on the same day. The two are abstracted:
p. 2: Robert Gregory to Jeremiah Gregory – a plantation containing 100 acres, a part of a grant dated 4 March 1773 by Governor William Bull of South Carolina, and situated on Little Brown’s Creek, a branch of the Broad River. The land is bounded on the northwest by vacant land, southwest by James Hawkins, and northeast by James Henry. Witnesses: Thomas Brandon and James Martin. Signed: 27 September 1787. Recorded: 24 December 1787.
p. 1: Colonel Thomas Brandon to Robert Gregory – 150 acres, the plantation whereon he now lives, adjoining Fairforest Creek, Young’s land, and Thomas Hart; part of a tract Colonel Brandon bought from John Fletchall and William Young.
Robert married Mary Ann (Marian) Young, ca. 1779, the daughter of Thomas and Catherine Brandon Young. Mary Ann was born ca 1764 and died avter 1820. This is proven by the will of Catherine Brandon Young of Union County. Robert and Marian were the parents of seven known children: William, Isaac T., Elizabeth, Lettice, Mariann Jr., Sarah and Catherine (Catey).
Robert’s Revolutionary service was in Captain Joseph Hughes’ Company, Colonel Thomas Brandon’s Regiment. He also provided badly needed food supplies to the townspeople as well as the militia.
Robert and Mariann were Baptist. They are mentioned in the Minutes of Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church: “Received at Robert Gregory’s, May 11, 1803 – Kissiah Hart, Lettice Howard, Betsy Polk, members of Tinker’s Creek Church”.
Other early Gregorys were apparently Methodist. The will of Henry Travilla, dated 3 April 1809, reveals a Methodist Meeting House called Gregory’s. Travilla left equal bequests to the Cane Creek Quakers and the Methodists.
Robert Gregory probably died in December 1813. His will, dated 9 September 1813, was entered into probate 31 December of that year. The final settlement of his estate indicates that two children pre-deceased Mariann. The estate settlement reflects the death of Catherine (Catey) Gregory, wife of Henry Anderson. A second statement leads one to believe that another child died, apparently without issue, leaving a balance of “six surviving legatees or their heirs” A full copy of his will and other estate papers follows.
Will of Robert Gregory
In the name of God. Amen.
I, Robert Gregory, of the District of Union in the State of South Carolina, being sick and weak of body but of sound mind and memory, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:
IMPRIMIS I give my soul to God who gave it, hoping through the death and merits of my blessed Savior, Jesus Christ, to be made partaker of the never fading joys of immortality at the day of resurrection, and as for what temporal estate it hath pleased God to bestow on me, I give and bequeath the same in manner and form following:
ITEM I give and bequeath to my son, William, one Negro boy, Luke, immediately at my death for his humane services to myself and family.
ITEM I lend to my beloved wife, Mariann, all the rest of my estate of what nature soever during her natural life or widowhood for the support and maintenance of my children, when delivering that part my executors may call for to enable them to comply with my will as hereinafter directed.
ITEM I give my land, to be divided according to quantity and quality between my two sons, William and Isaac Gregory, after the death of their mother.
ITEM I give and bequeath to my said two sons, William and Isaac, and to my three daughters, Elizabeth, Lettice and Mariann Gregory, on their marriage, a proportionable part of my estate as near as may be equivalent with those that are already married.
ITEM After the death or remarriage of my said wife, I give and bequeath to my two sons, William and Isaac, my daughters, Sarah Humphreys, Catey Anderson, Elizabeth, Lettice and Mariann Gregory, all the rest of my estate of what nature or kind soever to be equally divided among them in suck manner as they may mutually agree, to them and their heirs forever.
LASTLY I constitute, nominate and appoint my said two sons, William and Isaac Gregory, Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other will or wills heretofore by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Ninth day of September, One thousand eight hundred and thirteen. Sealed and delivered in presence of:
Thos. (X) Hart
ESTATE OF ROBERT GREGORY
PARTIAL DIVISION OF ESTATE
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Known to all men
by these presents
Union District – Novr 23rd, 1820
That we, the undersigned legatees of the Estate of Robert Gegory, deceased, do consent and agree that the undernamed Negroes (wiz: Jack, Abigail, Patience, Adam, Dorcas, Sary, Caroline, Jim, Tilman, Wat) shall be sold at publick sale and the money equally divided amongst said legatees; whereas we do hereunto set our hands and seal.
(signed) William Gregory
Isaac T. Gregory
Mary Ann Gregory, Jr.
Charles Humphries, Jr.
NOTE : The above sale was held at the request of Maryann Gregory, Sr., November 20, 1820.
William Gregory 2, (ca. 1782) is probably the eldest son based on his father Robert’s will, dated 9 September 1813. He was born in Union County, South Carolina. The date of his death is unknown. He married Ann ‘Nancy’ McCafferty (Union Co., SC Will Book W, pp. 272.) around 1812. She was born ca. 1792 in Union District, South Carolina (1800 US Census, Union Dist. South Carolina, one of the listing of 4 females under 10.). She was the daughter of Thomas McCafferty and Hannah ???.
Isaac T. Gregory 2 (7 August 1795-7 March 1841), was born in Union, South Carolina, and died in Fayette Co., Tennessee. He married Martha (Patsey) Humphries, ca. 1816-1820 in South Carolina. She was daughter of Charles Humphries and Elizabeth Palmer. This union is proven by a bequest from her father. Isaac is listed in Union District, SC in the 1830 census (p. 192). His family may be listed in 1820 under Patsey (Martha) Gregory in Union (p. 3/128). Mary Ann Gregory appears immediately before Patsey in the listing and may be Isaac’s mother. In 1840 Isaac is in Fayette County TN, the 6th district.
(Note: he is not listed in the 1840 TN Index, but is on the actual schedule).
Martha is listed in Fayette Co, dist. #6 in the 1850 census with Robert, John, Henry and Benjamin. Isaac bought land (40 or 110 acres) in Fayette Co., TN in Jan. 1838 (Book G, p. 505). He sold a slave in Fayette Co, TN in March of 1838. (Book G, pg. 313).
From Minute Book B we know that: Isaac was appointed as a juror of District 6. He reported on a change of road leading from Belmont to Concordia.
5 April 1841 –layed off a year’s support for widow of Isaac T. Robert Tucker and Absolum Humphreys (who may be the older brother of Isaac’s wife Martha) securities.
3 May 1841 –Inventory of estate received.
1 May 1843 –List of sale of estate received.
6 November 1843 –Settlement of I.T. Gregory estate received.
2 April 1844 –Additional settlement of I.T. Gregory estate received.
Isaac died in 1841 and is buried in the center of a small cemetery next to Belmont Church in Belmont, TN (Fayette Co.) His will ( written 24 September 1837, recorded 24 October 1837, Union County Will Book B, p. 238 ) gives “to my daughter Patsey Gregory, one Negro girl, Peggy, and one hundred dollars cash.”.
Isaac’s two identifiable land transactions – one as a grantee and one as a grantor – are with the same person. (Deed Book Q, p. 388)
D.A. Mitchell, Sheriff of Union County, sells to Isaac Gregory, 100 acres, lands of Ulyche (Ulysses) Goodwin. Isaac acquired this land at auction, 23 July 1821. Isaac T. later sold 137 acres to D.A. Mitchell (22 November 1830). The land was located on the west side of Fairforest Creek. The dower was relinquished by Martha.
From Minute Book C pg.388, Monday June 7, 1847:
“… J.P. Braden be appointed guardian to Robert, Amanda, John, Henry, and Benjamin Gregory, minor orphans of Isaac T. Gregory, deceased…”
In 1853 Martha is listed as a member of the Palestine (Concordia) Methodist Church. On November 6, 1865 the Fayette Co. TN court approves the written request of John T. Gregory to administer her estate. She died without a will. (Will book B, pg. 167)
Children of Isaac Gregory and Martha Humphries are: Sarah Jane; Agnes H.; Robert; Cornelia M.; Mary Elizabeth; John T.; Charles Henry; Benjamin F.
The additional information on Isaac T. Gregory was submitted by Martha Gregory Graffy, of Naperville, IL.
Sarah Jane Gregory 3 (Ca. 1820-ca. 1856), was born in Union County, South Carolina and died in Shelby Co. TN. She married Silas M. Bryant on 1 January 1834 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. In 1840, Silas and his family were not in Shelby Co. They were possibly in Dekalb Co near Nashville. In 1850, Silas was in Shelby county TN, with wife Sarah and children Nancy, Isaac, Jacob, Martha and Alexander.
After the death of Sarah, Silas married Ruth Hail on 8 September 1857 in Lawrence. In 1860, he is in Shelby county, TN with wife Ruthy and Sarah’s children, Jacob A., Martha A., Alexander C., M.M.P. and E.J. There is also one child, Victoria, from his new wife. Isaac Bryant is living next door with wife, Elizabeth and daughter Sarah A. In 1870, Silas is not listed in Shelby 1st civil district. He probably died by Feb 10, 1869 when Rutha A. Bryan marries Jacob Bryan in Lawrence, Tn. In 1880, neither Silas nor Ruth are listed in Shelby 1st Civil district. The children of Sarah and Silas are: Nancy; Isaac T.; Martha A. Alexander C; M.M.P.; E.J.
Nancy Bryant 4 (ca. 1836-?, Tennessee), was the first child of Sarah Jane and Silas. Note: Nancy’s age in the census is difficult to read. Books have said she was 10 in 1850, but also looks as if it could be 14.
Isaac T. Bryant 4 (ca. 1843-?, Tennessee), was the second child of Sarah Jane and Silas. He married Martha Elizabeth Hale on 31 December 1857, in Shelby Co., Tennessee. He lives right next door to his father in 1860 census, Shelby Co. The child of Isaac and Martha is: Sarah Bryant (ca. 1858-?).
Jacob A. Bryant 4 (ca. 1845-?, Tennessee), was the third child of Sarah Jane and Silas.
Martha A. Bryant 4 (ca. 1846-?, Tennessee), was the fourth child of Sarah Jane and Silas.
Alexander C. Bryant 4 (ca. 1849-?, Tennessee) was the fifth child of Sarah Jane and Silas.
M.M.P. Bryant 4, (ca. 1852-?, Tennessee), was the sixth child of Sarah Jane and Silas.
E.J. Bryant 4 (ca. 1855-?, Tennessee), was the seventh child of Sarah Jane and Silas.
Agnes H. Gregory 3 (30 December 1823-13 January 1885), was the second child of Isaac T. and Martha. She was born in Union County, South Carolina and died in Lauderdale Co., TN. She married Oliver T. Hendren on November 29, 1842 in Fayette Co., Tennessee, son of Beale Hendren and Nancy Hudson. She belonged to the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Census records indicate that Oliver T. and Agnes lived in Tipton Co, TN in 1850, in Haywood county, TN in 1860 and near Ripley in Lauderdale County in 1870 and 1880. Oliver is not listed in the Soundex for Tennessee for 1900 and is presumed to have died before 1900. Oliver was a justice of the peace, known to have performed marriages between March of 1866 and December of 1885. Oliver and Agnes are mentioned in the Goodspeed History of Lauderdale Co., Tenn. (pub. c. 1887). Oliver was a machinist (learned in Memphis) and a carpenter (learned in Fayette). He is of Welsh descent. He belonged to the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He was a democrat and a Mason. He is the founder of Curve (6 1/2 miles north of Ripley). Agnes and Oliver had twelve children: Martha E.; Sarah E.; William C.; Mary; Wesley; Thomas; Jane S.; Cornelia A.; Emma S.; and three other children whose names are unknown and who died ca. 1887.
Martha E. Hendren 4 (ca. 1843-?), the first child of Agnes and Oliver, died after 1880. Martha was born ca. 1843 in Tennessee, and died after 1880. She married A.B. Henry on April 26, 1867 in Lauderdale Co, Tennessee. Martha is shown living with her parents as a widow in the 1880 census. The children of Martha and A.B. Henry are: Beula B.; Bettie E.; Lula H.; Nannie V.
Beula B. Henry 5, (ca. 1868-?), was born in Tennessee. She married W.J. Parker, on March 23, 1885, in Lauderdale Co, Tennessee.
Bettie E. Henry 5, (ca. 1870-?), was born in Tennessee.
Lula H. Henry 5, (ca. 1872-?), was born in Tennessee.
Nannie V. Henry 5, (ca. 1874-?), was born in Tennessee.
Sarah E. Hendren 4 (ca. 1844-?, Tennessee), the second child of Agnes and Oliver, probably married James W. Rainey on 16 August 1866 in Lauderdale Co, TN.
William C. Hendren 4 (ca. 1848-?, Tennesse), was the third child of Agnes and Oliver. No information is available on this son.
Mary Hendren 4 (ca. 1852-?, Tennessee), was the fourth child of Agnes and Oliver. She probably married J.C. McCrory, on 17 January 1878 in Lauderdale Co., TN.
Wesley Hendren 4 (ca. 1854-?, Tennessee), was the fifth child of Agnes and Oliver. No information is available on this son.
Thomas A. Hendren 4 (ca. 1856-?, Tennessee), was the sixth child of Agnes and Oliver. He probably married Eva A. Crisp, on 20 December 1880 in Lauderdale Co, TN.
Jane S. Hendren 4 (ca. December 1859-?, Tennessee), was the seventh child of Agnes and Oliver. She probably married C.L. Crisp, on 1 December 1880 in Lauderdale Co., TN.
Cornelia A. Hendren 4 (ca. 1863-?, Tennessee), was the eighth child of Agnes and Oliver. She was still at home in the 1880 census.
Emma S. Hendren 4 (ca. 1868-?, Tennessee), was the nineth child of Agnes and Oliver. No information is available on this daughter.
Robert Gregory 3 (27 November 1827-1 December 1892) was the third child of Isaac T. and Martha. He was born in Union County, South Carolina and died in Rosemark, Shelby Co., TN. He married Sarah Jane Newton on 9 December 1851 in Fayette Co., TN, the daughter of Smith Newton and Elizabeth Johnston. Court records indicate that Robert had only 3 children who lived to be adults and that his son Charles Henry was the sole child left to inherit the family farm when Robert and his wife died in the 1890’s. On February 13, 1855 he purchased 57 acres in Fayette Co, TN. (Book S, pg. 511). On Jan. 4, 1857, he sold 43 acres in Fayette Co. TN (Book U, Pg. 190). In 1860, Robert lived in Shelby Co, District #1. On March 13, 1867, he purchased 136 acres in Shelby co, TN on Dead Fall Road (Book 59 pt 2 p. 489). Portions of this land stayed in the family until the last portion was sold off in the late 1970’s by Rex F. Gregory, Jr. Both Robert and Sarah are buried in Macedonia Cemetery, Arlington, TN. The children of Robert and Sarah are: Martha E.; W.F.; Charles Henry; Sam; James B.; Frances.
Martha E. Gregory 4 (21 February 1854-25 January 1887), the first child of Robert and Sarah, was born in Tennessee and died in Shelby Co., Tennessee. Martha never married and did not have any issue. She is buried in Macedonia Cemetery, Arlington, TN.
W.F. Gregory 4, (ca. 1857-?), the second child of Robert and Sarah, was born in Shelby Co., Tennessee and died between 1860 and 1870, in Shelby Co., Tennessee. W.F. is shown in the 1860 census, but was gone by the 1870 census.
Charles Henry Gregory 4 (6 October 1859-14 June 1928), was the third child of Robert and Sarah. He was born in Shelby Co., TN and died in Rosemark, Shelby Co., TN. He married Elizabeth Murphy on December 20, 1882 in Lauderdale County, TN, the daughter of Charles Murphy and Lenora Howard. He is buried in Macedonia Cemetery, Arlington, TN. The Charles Henry/Bettie Murphy family bible is in possession of Martha Graffy of Naperville, IL as of 1998. (Note: The Shelby Co. Death certificate #317, spelled the family name as Gregary). The cause of his death was chronic bronchitis. Elizabeth was born in the old Hotel in Ripley, TN across from the Courthouse. She is buried in Macedonia Cemetery, Arlington, TN. She died of cerebral thrombosis. Charles and Elizabeth had thirteen children: Infant (2 September 1883-2 September 1883, Rosemark, TN); William Franklin; Lillie Wilma; Clarence Henry; Bettie Louise; Eddie Sue; Florence Eva; twin infants (29 June 1896-29 June 1896, Rosemark, TN); Robert Charles; Finis Rex; Lucile Marie Pauline; Corrine.
William Franklin Gregory 5, (26 December 1884 -5 October 1933), the second child of Charles Henry and Elizabeth, was born in Rosemark, TN and died in Memphis, TN. He married Nellie Mae Reeder, 1910-1920. In 1920, William Frank was a railroad ticket agent. He and his wife, Nellie, were living in a rented house at 870 Ayers, Memphis, TN. In October of 1933 they lived at 673 Hilcrest. He is buried in Macedonia Cemetery in Arlington TN. He committed suicide: He shot himself with a pistol while in a temporarily imbalanced state of mind. In 1920, Nellie was working as an office girl in a Lawyer’s office.
Lillie Wilma Gregory 5, (7 August 1886-10 August 1890), was the third child of Charles Henry and Elizabeth. She was born and died in Rosemark, Shelby Co., TN.
Clarence Henry Gregory 5 (31 October 1888-10 November 1967), was the fourth child of Charles Henry and Elizabeth. He was born in Rosemark, Shelby Co., TN and died in Shelby Co., Tennessee. He was kicked in the head by a mule as a young man and was never quite the same afterwards. He never married, and had no issue. He is buried in Macedonia Cemetery, Arlington, TN. (Note: birthdate on Tombstone is incorrect: it reads 1896, but it should say 1888.)
Bettie Louise Gregory 5 (19 September 1890 -10 October 1953), was the fifth child of Charles Henry and Elizabeth. She was born in Rosemark, TN and died in Memphis, TN. She married first, Joseph Ethridge Johnson in 1905. She married second, Joseph Irl Walker on June 2, 1920 in Shelby County, Tennessee. Bettie went by the name Bessie. She helped raise Rex, Jr. and Clifton after Rex Sr. and Bettye divorced. She had no issue by her second marriage to Jody Walker. She died 10 days before her mother. The children of Bettie and Joseph are: Susie May; Walter Turner.
Susie May Johnson 6 (4 May 1909), married first, Herbert England; second, Obin Bond; third Larry Garling; and fourth Howell Reeder. Sue had no children by any of her marriages.
Walter Turner Johnson 6 (24 April 1911-5 August 1981), was born in Rosemark, TN and died in Memphis, TN. He married Georgie Mae Swanson on August 1937. Walter and Georgie had on child: James Turner.
James Turner Johnson 7 (2 November 1938), was born in Crocett Mills, Tennessee. He married Pamela Jane Bennett on 19 October 1968, the daughter of Harold Bennett and Xantha Galleher. James and Pamela have two children: Christopher Edward Bennett Johnson (1 November 1972); Ashley Elizabeth Bennett Johnson (13 November 1975).
Eddie Sue Gregory 5 (26 September 1892-18 March 1893), was the sixth child of Charles Henry and Elizabeth. She was born and died in Rosemark, TN.
Florence Eva Gregory 5 (26 November 1893-24 November 1933), the seventh child of Charles Henry and Elizabeth. She was born in Rosemark, TN and died in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. She married first, Thomas Willie Fesmire, on December 22, 1914, in Shelby Co., Tennessee. She married second, Frank R. Sturgeon, on April 01, 1919, in Shelby Co., Tennessee. Eva lived at 1890 Madison in Memphis in 1933. She is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, TN. At the time of her death she was employed as a checker at Loeb’s Laundry. She had no issue from either marriage. Her sister Marie named her daughter (who was born a few months after Eva’s death) Eva Lucille in her memory. She died of a double lobar pneumonia. A doctor attended to her for 8 days before she died. Willie was a barber. At the time of his death, he and Eva lived at 600 Marshall in Lexington, Tennessee. He is buried in Lexington, Tennessee. He died of acute alcoholism/Whiskey.
Robert Charles Gregory 5 (8 June 1897-February 1968), was the tenth child of Charles Henry and Elizabeth. He was born in Rosemark, TN and died in February 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He married first, Essie Brown West in July 1919 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He and Essie were divorced in 1923. He married second, Gussie ?, after 1923. There were no children from his second marriage. Known as ‘RC’, he was a lawyer and an undertaker. He served in the U.S. Army in World War I. Records show he was in Knox County Jail during the 1920 Census. Generally considered the ‘black sheep’ of the family, He was active in state and local politics in the 1940’s and 1950’s. His political activity was often against the establishment and helped build his reputation as the ‘black sheep’. The children of Robert and Essie were: Essie Kathlynn (Katie) and Carlos Edward.
Essie Kathlynn Gregory 6 (21 November 1920 -27 December 1996), was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She died on 27 December 1996, in Knoxville, Tennessee. She married Ellis Ray Beeler on 16 March 1951, in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the Second Presbyterian Church. Ellis is the son of Dewey 0. Beeler. He received an honorable discharge from the Navy on 17 July 1946. He was a Seaman 1st class (S10). He had a WWII Victory Medal. He was the regional director of the sheet metal Workers Union. Essie and Ellis had one child: Gregory Ray.
Gregory Ray Beeler7 (25 June 1952) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, at the Presbyterian Hospital; he married Janie Catherine Simpson on 23 May 1992, in Powell, Tennessee, at the Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
NOTE: Additional information on Carlos Edward Gregory and his family was provided by Carlos Edward Gregory, Jr.
Carlos Edward Gregory 6 (26 August 1923 – 22 December 1996), the son of Robert Charles and Essie Gregory, was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He died on 22 December 1996, in Claxton, Tennessee. He married Clara Rebecca Grimstead in Norfolk, Virginia on 9 September 1945. Clara was the daughter of Lloyd J. Grimstead and Annie M. Mansfield. Carlos served in the U.S. Army, Military Police during World War II. He was a Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker for over forty years, and was retired from both the Union Carbide Corp and the Tennessee Valley Authority. Carlos and Clara had two children: Carlos Edward Jr., and Sandra Kay.
Carlos Edward Gregory, Jr.7 (19 August 1946), the son of Carlos Edward and Clara Gregory is known to the family as ‘Bill’. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and married Patricia Ann Nelson on 3 September 1966 in Claxton, Tennessee, at the Zion Baptist Church. He graduated from Clinton High School in Clinton, Tennessee in 1964, and from The University of Tennessee – Knoxville in 1968. Carlos served as an officer in the U.S. Army’s 11th Armored Cavalry during the Vietnam War, achieving the rank of Captain before returning to civilian life in 1972. In 1995 he completed a Master of Science degree from The University of Tennessee – Chattanooga. He worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority as a nuclear security manager until his retirement, and continues to work as a Security Management Consultant. Carlos and Patricia have one child: Susanne Christine.
Susanne Christine Gregory 8 (7 April 1972), the daughter of Carlos, Jr. and Patricia Gregory was born at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Susanne graduated from Rhea County (Tennessee) High School in 1990 and in from Roane State Community College (Tennessee) in 1993. She married Brian Glenn Moseley on 12 June 1993, in Spring City, Tennessee, at the Spring City United Methodist Church. Susanne and Brian have one child: Mystelle Julie-Renee.
Mystelle Julie-Renee Moseley 9 (17 July 2002), the daughter of Susanne and Brian was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Sandra Kay Gregory 7 (15 July 1951), was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. She married Walter Patrick Gang, Jr. in May in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church. He is the son of Walter and Marian Gang. Sandra and Walter have three children: Andrew Patrick; Charles Michael (7 January 1991, Knoxville TN); James Joseph (11 November 1992, Knoxville TN).
Andrew Patrick Gang 8 (16 October 1989-20 October 1989), was born and died in Knoxville, Tennessee. He died from a heart defect: his heart valve was backwards.
Finis Rex Gregory 5 (9 December 1899-17 October 1976), was the eleventh child of Charles Henry and Elizabeth. He was born in Rosemark, TN and died in Memphis, TN. He married first, Bettye Geanne Vanderbilt on 22 December 1926, in Shelby Co., Tennessee. Finis and Bettye were married by L.H. Estes, Minister of the Gospel, M.E. Church, South. He married second, Vera ?, in September 1945. Rex became a member of Park Ave. Masonic Lodge No. 362 of Memphis on 26 August 1938. He was already living at 781 Polk St. in Memphis by June 24, 1925. He took out a mortgage on this house in 1929 and lost the house to foreclosure in August 1934. Rex was a mechanic. He also worked in Knoxville for a time on the war effort. He died of emphesema from cigarette smoking. Bettye is buried in Oak Forest Cemetery, Oak Forest Illinois, in the Potter’s Field. There is no marker. At time of her death she was working as a waitress in a restaurant at 673 Madison St., Chicago, Illinois. (Per death certificate). She died of a skull fracture and cerebral laceration. She died when she fell or was pushed off an EL train platform at 941 W. Lake Street, Chicago. Finis and Bettye had two children: Rex Finis; Clifton Earl.
Rex Finis Gregory 6 (13 January 1929), was born in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. He married Eva May Waterman on 10 November 1956 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Eva is the daughter of Osmer Waterman and Eva Joynt. Rex attended Rozelle Elementary School, Belleview Jr. High, and Memphis Tech High School in Memphis Tennessee. He also attended elementary school in Chattanooga for a brief time. He graduated from University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, in 1951. He served in the Korean War. He was an insurance agent for Equitable Life among other jobs. He is currently an Administrator for the Health and Welfare Local. Rex and Eva have two children: Paul Andrew; Martha Elizabeth.
Paul Andrew (Ziggy) Gregory 7 (28 May 1959), was born in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Ziggy is a flight attendant for United Airlines. He also has a teaching degree specializing in Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders. He has done work as an extra in movies, had his own radio show in College, and is currently doing Voice Over work in addition to flying.
Martha Elizabeth Gregory 7 (31 January 1961), was born in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. She married Donald Michael Graffy on 2 June 1984 in Glen Ellyn, DuPage Co., IL at the Faith Lutheran Church. He is the son of Charles Graffy and Elizabeth Salzman. Martha was educated at the Foster Park in Chicago IL; at Arbor View, Glen Crest, Glenbard South, in Glen Ellyn, IL. She attended the University of Illinois, in Champaign, IL and graduated in May 1983. She attented the Illinois Benedictine College, in Lisle, IL, and graduated in May 1987. She lived in Chicago, IL from 1961 to 1966; in Glen Ellyn, IL from 1966 to 1984); in Woodridge, IL from 1984 to 1989, and is presently living in Naperville, IL. Martha worked at Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc. in Chicago for 10 years. Donald (Don) graduated from the University of Illinois in 1982. Don has worked for one company that has changed names a lot: Unocal/Uno Ven/Citgo in Lemont, Illinois as a Chemical Engineer. Martha and Don have two children: David Gregory; Melissa Erin.
David Gregory Graffy 8 (6 June 1988), was born at the Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield, Dupage Co., Illinois.
Melissa Erin Graffy 8 (9 December 1990), was born at the Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield, Dupage Co., Illinois. She was born with dislocated hip that was found at 6 months of age.
Clifton Earl Gregory 6 (5 May 1930-11 February 1994), was born in Memphis, Tennessee and died on 11 February 1994 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He married Freddie Juanita Wildash on 25 June 1960 in Memphis, TN, at the Calvary Episcopal Church. Clifton died of a pulmonary embolism. He was missing a toe that he had lost in a grass cutting accident. Clifton and Freddie had four children: Sandra Luannes; Karen Elizabeth; John Clifton Wildash; Kenneth Edward.
Sandra Luannes Gregory 7 (6 October 1961), was born in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.
Karen Elizabeth Gregory 7 (23 August 1965), was born Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. She married Thomas Edward Danco on 18 December 1993 in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Thomas is the son of William Danco and Rosemarie Christ. Karen was presented at the Southern Club on November 26, 1982. Karen spent 2 weeks in 1982 (Sept. 28-Oct. 12) in Johannesburg, South Africa with a group of teens from the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh. She is shown in a newspaper article from Sat. Nov. 27, 1982, The Pittsburgh Press. Karen and Thomas have one child: Katelyn Erin Elizabeth (26 March 1997, Maryland).
John Clifton Wildash Gregory 7 (21 September 1967), was born in Memphis, TN. He married Kimberly Dawn Weller on 22 February 1997, in Coral Gables, Florida at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
Kenneth Edward Gregory 7 (14 July 1969), was born in Lexington, Kentucky. He married Louise Ann Alberici on 6 September 1998, in Skokie, Illinois.
NOTE: Corrections to Lucile Marie Pauline Gregory Jamison and her family was provided by Laurie Wise.
Lucile Marie Pauline Gregory 5 (4 October 1902- 9 August 1971), was the twelveth child of Charles Henry and Elizabeth. She was born in Rosemark, TN and died on 9 August 1971, in Raleigh, Tennessee. She married Dale Edgar Jamison on 12 June 1928 in Shelby Co., Tennessee, in the Pleasant Ridge Church. C.B. Betts, MG, performed the ceremony. Edgar is the son of ‘Bob’ Madrid Alancuin Jamison and Willie Haden. She miscarried a set of twins. Lucile was murdered in her back yard. Edgar was a maintenance superintendent at Memphis Steam Laundry. He had family in Hardy, AK. Lucile and Edgar had three children: Dale Henry; Eva Lucille; Jack Lewis.
Dale Henry Jamison 6 (20 March 1932-29 February 1992), was born in Shelby Co., Tennessee and in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. He married Margaret Kallaher in 1957 in Memphis, TN. He died of an myocardial infarction. Dale and Margaret had two children: Dale Henry Jr; Jan Angela.
Dale Henry Jamison, Jr. 7 (1958) was born in Tennessee. He married Debbie Deere. Dale and Debbie have three children: Margaret Dyer (2 January 1991); Mary Catherine (29 April 1993); Julia (21 October 1995).
Jan Angela Jamison 7 (1960) was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She married Dan Kunkle in 1996. Jan and Dan have two children: Josiah John (16 July 1996, Tennessee); Benjamin David (19 November 1998).
Eva Lucille Jamison 6 (8 January 1934), was born in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. She married John Thomas Watson, Jr. on 4 December 1960 in Raleigh, Tennessee at the Raleigh Methodist Church. John is the son of John Watson and Mary Boisseau. Eva was born at 3258 Lindale in Memphis, TN. She lived in Wheaton, IL for awhile. Eva and John have one child: Rebekah Dale (24 August 1962).
Rebekah Dale Watson 7 (24 August 1962), married Kenneth Harry Lewis on June 15, 1998 in Sarasota, Florida, the son of Harry Lewis and Carolyn Howe. Becky and Ken were officially married in June 1998 and had a family Wedding Celebration in October 1998. Rebekah and Kenneth have one child: John Thomas (28 October 1993, Sarasota, Florida).
Jack Lewis Jamison 6 (18 November 1940), was born in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. He married first, Patricia L. Hanson on 21 December 1961. He married second, Patricia L. Bledsoe on 19 September 1969. He married third, Maureen F. Mutter on 1 April 1983. Jack and Patricia Hanson have two children: Jeffrey Edgar (12 November 1962); Judith Evelynn. Jack and Patricia Bledsoe have two children: Lonnie Michael (25 May 1977); Christopher Dell (28 August 1978).
Judith Evelynn Jamison 7 (25 February 1964), married ? Beasley.
Corrine Gregory 5 (3 June 1906-19 May 1986), was the thirteenth child of Charles Henry and Elizabeth. She was born in Memphis, TN and died on 19 May 1986, in Memphis, TN. She married first, Charles McGee; second, Lewis Wesley Terry, on 23 December 1956, at the First Metodist Church, Memphis Tenn. Connie was an LPN at Veteran’s Hospital in Memphis TN. She had no issue with either spouse. She died of Hodgkins Disease. In 1935, she had a fibroid tumor and in l923, she had her appendix removed. She retired on disability on 5 March 1959. Charles was a motorman. At the time of his death he lived at 792 Jefferson. He is buried in Elmwood. He died of chronic nephritis/Gall Bladder Disease.
Sam Gregory 4, (ca. 1861-?) was the fourth child of Robert and Sarah. He was born in Shelby Co., Tennessee, and died between 1870 and 1880 in Rosemark, Shelby Co., Tennessee. Sam is shown in the 1870 census, but is gone by the 1880 census.
James B. Gregory 4, (16 January 1863-16 August 1893), was the fifth child of Robert and Sarah. He was born in Shelby Co., Tennessee and died 16 August 1893 in Shelby Co., Tennessee. He is buried in Macedonia Cemetery, Arlington, TN.
Frances Gregory 4 (March 1870-?), was the sixth and last child of Robert and Sarah. She was born in Shelby Co., Tennessee and died between 1870 and 1880 in Shelby Co., Tennessee. Frances is shown in the 1870 census, but is gone by the 1880 census.
Cornelia M. (Amanda) Gregory 3 (ca. 1829 -October 1864), was the fourth child of Isaac T. and Martha. She was born in Union County, South Carolina and died in Shelby County, Tennessee. She married Levi P. Osborn on 24 July 1848 in Fayette Co., TN, the son of Jesse Osborn and Dorothy ?. Amanda and her husband are listed in Shelby Co., TN in 1850 and 1860. It appears that Amanda died before October 1864 and her husband remarried as he is living with a wife “Jane” and there are children who can not be accounted for from Amanda and Levi. (L.P. Osborn married Mrs. Jane Scags on Oct. 11, 1864 in Shelby Co., TN Broderbund #235) Note: marriage record per Early West Tennesse Marriages by Sistler says Cornelia M. All other sources refer to her as “Amanda”. The children of Cornelia and Levi are: Laura; Martha; W. Monroe; Linthy.
Laura Osborn 4, (ca 1852-?), was born in Tennessee. No information is available on this child.
Martha Osborn, (ca. 1854-?), was born in Tennessee. No informaiton is available on this child.
W. Monroe Osborn 4, (ca. 1856-?), was born in Tennessee. He was living with his step-mother Jane Scaggs-Osborn in 1880, 1st civil district, Shelby co., TN.
Linthy Osborn 4, (ca. 1857), was born in Tennessee. No information is available on this child.