|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|
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Otis Dorris Gregory 6 (27 December 1915), the first child of Hughes and Mamie Gregory, married first Josie Louise Melton (16 October 1911-1 May 1976). He married second Massie Feaster. Josie Louise is buried in Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Chester County, S.C.
Carl Eugene Gregory 6 (28 January 1934-26 January 1999), the third child of Hughes and Mamie Gregory, was born in Chester County, SC. He died in Chester County Hospital, and is buried in Wilksburg Baptist Cemetery, Chester County, South Carolina.
Marvin Boyd Gregory 6 (1 May 1930-8 November 1946), the eleventh child of Hughes and Mamie Gregory, was killed by a motorist while riding his bike and is buried in the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Chester County, SC.
Jessie Lula Gregory 5 (5 June 1890-28 September 1978), the sixth child of Marion Tillman and Elmira Stone Gregory, Lula married Dan Carnelson Clark (2 April 1885-21 April 1958) on 30 October 1909 in Chester County, SC.
She lived off Mt. Pleasant Road about one mile from Dan and Will Clark’s parents, James Vance Clark and Lou Reynolds. ‘The area along Mt. Pleasant Road where James Vance, Will, and Dan Clark lived was known as Clarksville and was on the Chester County map as Clarksville, until all the boys died out,’ said Maude Ruth Clark Cranford. Dan and his brother Will built houses across the road from each other and next to their father, James Vance Clark (25 May 1862 -11 August 1920) who came from the mountains of Haywood County (Canton) North Carolina and married Lou Reynolds in the Wilksburg Community of Chester County. They along with Will and Daisy Clark and their extended families farmed a few hundred acres in the far northwestern area of Chester County, SC that is known as the Wilksburg Community.
Dan and Will built their own modest frame houses near their father, James V. Clark, and mother, Lou Reynolds, off Mt. Pleasant Road. There, they raised their crops, animals, and children. Almost everything needed was raised or made on the farm with the exceptions of gun powder, shoes, kerosene, refined sugar, salt, vinegar, matches, tin, glass, tools, and nails. Cotton, corn, potatoes, and sugar cane were the main staple crops while garden favorites like tomatoes, squash, beans, okra, turnips, and collard greens were grown for the table. Food was prepared on a wood stove. Perishable food was stored in a cooler at the ‘bottom of the hill’ in the natural spring. Their tin roofed house was heated with a home-made fifty-five gallon steel drum, wood burning heater and had no insulation. Since there was no running water, water was hauled in hand drawn wagons or carried by hand from a owned in common, hand dug well, located in front of James and Lou Gregory’s house. Rain run off from the tin roofs was collected in fifty-five gallon steel drums and was used to wash clothes in two out side wash pots. Tobacco was grown and processed into ‘twist’ (chewing tobacco) and smoking tobacco for hand rolled cigarettes or home made pipes. Cows were raised for milk and meat along with pigs, chickens, and guineas. Mules were kept to plow the fields, pull wagons, and give children rides. Hunting and fishing supplemented the tables with meat; while providing sporting activities for the ‘men folk’. Bee hives were kept for honey. And Lula smoked their meat in the smoke house. Both Dan and Will’s families were active members of the Wilksburg Baptist Church. Dan was instrumental in establishing a church cemetery, dedicated in 1957; and was the first person buried in it upon his death in 1958. Dan Carnelson Clark died after a heart attack at 73 years of age while visiting relatives in Waynesville, NC. Jessie Lula died at 88 years of age in the Chester County Hospital after a short illness. Dan and Lula are buried side by side in the Wilksburg Baptist Church Cemetery along with their son Alfred L Clark. Dan and Lula had 13 children – nine daughters and four sons: Myrtle Inez; Edward Waldo; Josie Leon; Leo Docie; Marion James; Luther Love; Alfred Lufate; Margaret Cinderella; Maude Ruth; Cora Louise; Wilodean; Lois Bernice; Florence Evelyn.
Myrtle Inez Clark 6 (5 October 1910), the first child of Dan and Jessie Lula Gregory Clark, married William W. Dallas (21 February 1908-30 August 1971). He is buried in the Wilksburg Baptist Church Cemetery.
Edward Waldo Clark 6 (8 April 1912-4 November 1996), the second child of Dan and Jessie Lula Gregory Clark, never married and stayed with Lula and ‘Shorty’ on the old home place, even after Shorty and Lula’s deaths, until ill health required him to live in a nursing home in Chester where he died. He is buried in the Wilksburg Baptist Church Cemetery with his parents and brother, Alfred.
Marion James Clark 6 (11 June 1917-22 March 1989), the fifth child of Dan and Jessie Lula Gregory Clark, married Sara Frances Porter (16 January 1925). He is buried in MT Pleasant Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Alfred Lufate (Shorty) Clark 6 (27 March 1921-29 November 1975), the seventh child of Dan and Jessie Lula Gregory Clark, never married. He stayed with Lula and his brother Ed on the farm until he was killed in a truck accident in the fall of 1975.
Margaret Cinderella Clark 6 (11 November 1922), the eighth child of Dan and Jessie Lula Gregory Clark, moved to Florida as a young woman. She married Kenneth Jorgensen, and they settled in Mount Dora, FL.
Cora Louise Clark 6 (8 October 1926-1 May 1928), the tenth child of Dan and Jessie Lula Gregory Clark, died as an infant of 19 months and is buried in Brushy Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in the Wilksburg Community.
Lois Bernice Clark 6 (18 June 1931-14 November 1946), the twelfth child of Dan and Jessie Lula Gregory Clark, died at 15 years of age after being injured in a school bus accident. She is buried in Brushy Fork Baptist Church Cemetery with her sister Cora near their maternal grand parents, Marion T. and Elmira Gregory.
Daisy Estelle Gregory 5 (20 February 1892-12 February 1980), the seventh child of Marion Tillman and Elmira Stone Gregory, married William Isaac Clark (20 December 1888-15 March 1967), the brother of Dan Carnelson Clark, who married her sister Jessie Lula. Daisy lived off Mt. Pleasant Road, across the road from her sister Jessie Lula. Will and Daisy are buried side by side in Wilksburg Baptist Church Cemetery along with their son, Alonzo Isaac. Daisy and William Clark had thirteen children: Annie; Albert; Lindhart; Theodore; Ivory; Atha; Ethel; Alonzo Isaac; Betty; Mable; Stewart (5 October 1919-11 December 1923) and twin sons who died 30 December 1916 and are buried with their brother Stewart near their maternal grandparents, Marion Tillman and Elmira Gregory, at the Brushy Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Chester County, SC.
Alonzo Isaac Clark 6 (22 January 1928-12 February 1980), the eithth child of Will and Daisy Gregory Clark, who was killed by a motorist while working on his job with the department of transportation and highways. He is buried in Wilksburg Baptist Church Cemetery, SC.
Phromie Gregory 5 (20 June 1893-15 August 1894), the eighth child of Marion Tillman and Elmira Stone Gregory, died as a 14 month infant and is buried with her sisters Tossie and Josie near their paternal grandmother Susan Gregory in the Brushy Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Chester County, SC.
Benjamin Tillman Gregory 5 (11 June 1896-25 November 1959), the ninth child of Marion Tillman and Elmira Stone Gregory, married Betty Phillips (4 July 1908) on 15 January 1918. Ben is buried with his wife Betty in Evergreen Cemetery, Chester, SC. Ben and Betty had one child: David Marion.
David Marion Gregory 6 (11 August 1931-19 September 1972), the first child of Benjamin Tillman and Betty Phillips Gregory, is buried in Chester Memorial Gardens, Chester County, South Carolina.
Mamie Lee Gregory 5 (4 June 1898-15 December 1973), the tenth child of Marion Tillman and Elmira Stone Gregory, married James O. Ferrell on 2 August 1915 in Chester County Court House, Chester, South Carolina. She is buried in the Armenia United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chester County, SC. James and Mamie Lee Gregory Ferrell had two children: Doris; Ruby.
Doris Ferrell 6 (9 February 1925-12 March 2001), the first child of James and Mamie Lee Gregory Ferrell, was born in Chester, SC. She was a homemaker. She married C.B. Trotter. She died in the Chester County Hospital, Dchester, SC and is buried in Greenlawn cemetera, Great Falls, South Carolina. Doris and CB had seven children: Brady; Michael; Phillip; Karen May; Donda; Carol; Sonja.
Edward Harrison Gregory, Jr. 3 (8 November 1833-1 May 1892) was the tenth child of Edward and Nancy. He married Jane -?- (1 September 1831-7 July 1890). Both are buried in what is termed the Gregory Cemetery #2, behind the home of Mauda and Vera Gregory near Fairview Church, Union County. Edward and Jane were probably married about 1857, as their eldest child, Edward, was one year old in the 1860 census. Also listed in the 1860 census is an infant, Cornelius, age 3 months. Edward (listed as Harrison in this census) and Jane apparently changed their minds about the name or the census enumerator recorded the child’s name incorrectly because he was really Charles N. Gregory. This family is not to be found in any census after 1860. It is possible that they moved away after the War and returned. There is no marked grave for the son, Edward, but Charles N. Gregory (2 March 1860-24 December 1894) rests beside his parents.
Sarah (Sally) Gregory 2 was the sixth child of John and Margaret Gregory. The only record available on Sarah is a Deed of Gift from her father to her son. Within this document, John gives to Thomas Gregory, grandson, “son of my daughter, Sarah Gregory, fifty acres between Edward’s plantation and my old plantation”. Jeremiah and Tillman Gregory, John’s sons, witnessed the deed which was executed 13 May 1812 and recorded 18 July 1812. The dower was relinquished by Rhoda, wife of John.
Note: Correction to John Jeremiah Gregory and his family were provided by Catherine Gregory of Woodside, New York.
In 1850, Jeremiah was listed as a planter with real estate valued at $1,800. He owned 300 acres of land (75 improved, 225 unimproved), three horses, four milk cows, three “other cattle”, two working oxen, twelve sheep and eight swine. The value of his livestock was $350. Nancy was the only child at home and was listed as sixteen years old. In 1860, Jeremiah and Naomi are alone. His real estate is now valued at $3,000 and his personal property at $500.
Jeremiah and Naomi were the parents of at least five children: Jefferson; Tresvant; Pearciful; Nancy; and Andrew Ferdinand. There is some evidence that a daughter, Naomi, died before her father.
Jefferson (John Jefferson) Gregory 3 (ca. 1814, Union County, S.C.) was the eldest known child of Jeremiah and Naomi. His wife was Jane -?- (December 1823). The couple had seven children, of whom five lived until adulthood: Charles, ca. 1844; William, 1848; Virginia C., January 1851; Jane Aurelia (Amelia), January 1851; Nancy, ca. 1853; Mary, ca. 1857; and James E.
Tresvant Gregory 3 (13 August 1822-30 June 1899), second child of Jeremiah and Naomi, was a farmer and carpenter. The name, Tresvant, is unusual, but it is an old and respected French Huguenot name. Tresvant’s wife was Lavinia Koon (20 May 1826-12 October 1899). He was a Confederate veteran. Both are buried at Beulah Baptist Church, Union County. Their children: John Henderson; Robert G.; Mary; Nancie; Sophia Virginia; Laura; and Ferdinand.
Sophia, age 19, Laura, age 16, and Ferdinand, age 8, were at home in 1880. There is no information on the remainder of the family after 1880.
John Henderson Gregory 4 (3 March 1852-16 October 1924) married Emma Eubanks (1 March 1858-5 November 1939). Both are buried at Beulah. According to the 1900 census, John Henderson and Emma were married ca. 1875 and had four children. Two were still alive in 1900. In 1880, there were two children in the home: John T., age 3, and Sallie, age 1. There is a child, Frances (1880-1883) buried at Beulah. She is probably one of the two deceased children. Neither John T. nor Sallie were with their parents in 1900. A son, Preston (October 1890), does appear.
“I give to my son, Tresvant Gregory, my Negro girl, named Dealy, together with her future issue and increase, and also the sum of one hundred dollars, in trust, nevertheless for the use, benefit and behoof of my daughter, Pearciful Kerk, wife of Benjamin F. Kerk, for and during her natural life and, at her death, to go to such child or children as she may leave surviving her, the child or children of the deceased parent taking the share to which the parent would have been entitled if living.”
Pearciful doesn’t show up in the 1850 census, so it must be assumed that she was married (or the enumerator missed her) at that time. Benjamin Kerk does not appear either.
NOTE: Corrections to Nancy Gregory’s family were provided by Catherine Gregory.
Nancy Gregory 3 (ca. 1832-?) was the fourth child of Jeremiah and Naomi Gregory. Nancy married Thomas Steen (10 December 1828-4 March 1897), a farmer of Santuc, Union County, South Carolina, on 12 December 1852. Thomas was the son of Col. Gideon Steen (5 March 1796-26 March 1855) and Naomi Townsend Steen. The 1880 Federal Census for Santuc, Union County, South Carolina has farmer Thomas Steen (10 December 1828-4 March 1897) as the husband of Nancy Steen, and includes their children still living at home: George, 16; Virginia, 15; James, 13; Nancy, 9; Eva, 7. Nancy is buried in the Steen Family Cemetery, Union County.
Jeremiah remembers Thomas and Nancy in his will, as follows:
“I give to my friend, William Steen, my Negro girl, named Martha, together with her future increase and issue, and one hundred acres of land of the tract whereon I now live to be laid off so as to include my residence and outbuildings, beginning at the corner just above Neel’s Creek Meeting House, thence along Solomon Gregory’s Line until it comes to the Meeting House Spring Branch, thence down the branch to Harrison Gregory’s corner, thence along the line between Harrison Gregory’s land and mine to some point north of my residence and outbuildings, in trust, nevertheless, for the use and benefit and behoof of my daughter, Nancy Steen, wife of Thomas Steen, for and during her natural life, and, at her death, to go to such children as she may leave surviving her, the child or children of a deceased parent to take the share to which the parent would have been entitled if living”.
Jeremiah Gregory wrote his Will on 10 February 1860. He died 18 January 1868 and his Will was admitted to Probate 20 January 1868.
NOTE: Some of the following information was submitted in 1996 by Jacob Foster ‘Jake’ Gregory of Delray Beach, FL, with additional information supplied by T. Hopkins Peake.
Andrew Ferdinand (Verdy) Gregory 3 (15 September 1831-21 May 1905) born in Union, S.C. was the fifth child of Jeremiah and Naomi Steen Gregory. His wife was Charlotte Jolly (22 September 1831-29 August 1899), born in Union County, SC. She was the daughter of Shadrack P. and Cynthia Gregory Jolly. Cynthia Gregory Jolly was the daughter of John Gregory, son of Jeremiah and Lettice Young Gregory, and unknown wife. Both Verdy and Charlotte are buried at Hebron Baptist Church. Their children: Richard Gilliam; Robert G.; Margaret (1855). A child, Mary Ann Savage (age 5), lived with the family, in 1860, but was gone in 1870.
Note: For additional information about Charlotte Jolly, wife of Andrew Ferdinand Gregory, refer to Chapter 7 – Jeremiah
Note: Additional information and corrections to the existing data was provided by Catherine E. Gregory.
Richard Gilliam Gregory 4 (1 January 1854 -20 January 1926), the first child of Verdy and Charlotte Gregory, was born in Union County, S.C. He married Sarah Ellen Betenbaugh (16 May 1859-20 February 1934, Union Co., SC), the daughter of John J. Betenbaugh (1834 – 24 March 865) and Adalaide Humphries (10 November 1841 – 16 May 1900), both of Union County, South Carolina. Sarah Ellen was only two years old when, on 5 December 1861, her father enlisted at Union, South Carolina, for the duration of the Civil War. John J. Betenbaugh was assigned to Company F, 15th South Carolina Infantry. On 2 July 1863, he left camp on detached service to wait on wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Roll of Prisoners of War states that John was captured at Gettysburg on July 5. While a prisoner at Baltimore, before moving on to Prisoner of War Camp Hoffman, at Point Lookout, Maryland, John was hospitalized. A year later, John appears on a Register of Jackson Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, dated 24 June 1864, for ascites and chronic ulcer of right leg – duration 12 months. By that time, over 20,000 Confederate prisoners were crowded into Point Lookout’s Camp Hoffman. During the prison operation, filth prevailed, wells became contaminated, men literally froze to death in tents with but one blanket and very little wood, and a total of 3,384 prisoners died at the camp. After 20 months as a prisoner of war, John died at the camp from scurvy and was buried the same day in grave 1349 of the War Grave Yard. This prisoner-of-war area is now Point Lookout State Park, and exhibits a memorial to those who died at the camp. A plaque includes the name, ‘John Betenbaugh’. Richard and Sarah Ellen are buried at Hebron Baptist Church, Union Co., SC. Their issue: John Clarence, Mary, Theodore Monroe, Lelia Pearl, Grover Cleveland, Nell, Eugene, Colene, Sarah Louise, Gilliam Maurice and Ida Elise.
John Clarence Gregory 5 (3 September 1876-24 February 1974), the first child of Gilliam and Sarah Gregory, was born in Union SC. On 12 December 1895, he married Bertha Young (18 November 1878-18 January 1957), the daughter of J. Christopher and Sarah Jane Edge Young. John died in Union County, SC. Both are buried at Hebron Baptist Church, Union Co., SC. Their children: an infant (born and died 15 November 1896), Lola Lawson, Ernest Talmadge, Clyde Carlyle, Ralph Gilliam, Sarah Clarice, John Clarence, Jr.
Lola Lawson Gregory 6 (27 October 1897-27 June 1990), the second child Clarence and Bertha Gregory, was born in Union, South Carolina. She married 31 March 1918, Morris Douglas Betenbaugh (23 March 1895-20 November 1977), the son of Thomas Joseph and Susan Fair Sanders Betenbaugh. Morris was a private in the United States Army. Both Morris and Lola died in Union, South Carolina, and are buried in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Union, South Carolina. Their issue: Hazel, Nellie Sue.
Hazel Betenbaugh 7 (18 February 1922-1 February 1972), the first child of Douglas and Lola Betenbaugh, married Ralph H. Robinson (11 July 1917). Hazel is buried in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Union, South Carolina. Their issue: Janet Sue (6 May 1948) and Ralph Douglas (1 November 1952).
Nellie Sue Betenbaugh 7 (6 March 1924), the second child of Douglas and Lola Betenbaugh, married W. Thomas Davis (7 September 1918-8 July 1985). Thomas is buried Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Union, South Carolina.
Ernest Talmadge Gregory 6 (30 June 1902-4 February 1968), the third child of Clarence and Bertha Gregory, was born in Union, South Carolina. He married Ruby Helen Brinshoff (24 July 1908-6 April 1992). They lived in High Point, NC, where they died.
John Clarence Gregory, Jr. 6 (4 February 1918-20 November 1973), the seventh child of Clarence and Bertha Gregory, was born in Union, South Carolina. He served as a sergeant in the United States Air Forces during World War II. He is buried in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Union, South Carolina.
Mary (Mamie) Gregory 5 (25 January 1878-3 January 1964), second child of Gilliam and Sarah Gregory, was born in Union Co. SC. She married on 24 March 1901, in Hebron Baptist Church, Union, South Carolina, Rev. Jesse C. Lawson (11 September 1873), the son of Christopher Columbus and Malinda Jane Alman Lawson, was born in Jonesville-Adamsburg area of Union County. He was a Baptist preacher for 50 years, ordained 21 August 1902 at Hebron Baptist Church in Union, South Carolina. Mamie died in Darlington, Florence County, SC. Jesse died on 2 June 1948 in Blenheim, Marlboro Co., SC. Both buried at the Drake Cemetery, Blenheim, SC. Their children: Annie Grace and Thurston Dargon.
Annie Grace Lawson 6 (14 March 1902-12 April 2002), the first child of Rev. Jesse and Mamie Gregory Lawson, married on 22 November 1919, in Rock Hill, SC, Lowry Lenoir Swett (17 September 1902-20 June 1958). Lowry was born in Rock Hill, SC and died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Annie Grace was a talented musician. Lowry is buried at the Drake Cemetery with her parents. Annie die in Bennettsville, Malboro County, SC. Their issue: Robert Lawson, John Albert, Mary Grace, Dorothy Jane, Roberta Ann, Charles Allen; Lowry Lee.
Robert Lawson Swett 7 (4 November 1920- 4 October 1964), the first child of Lowry and Annie Swett, was born in Rock Hill, York Co, SC. and died in Blenheim, Marlboro Co., SC. He married on 31 January 1941, in Blenheim, SC, Eleanor Ayers (15 March 1921, Blenheim, SC). Robert died in the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina and is buried at Dudley Cemetery, near Blenheim, South Carolina. Eleanor died 18 May 1999 in Bennettsville, Malboro Co., SC. Their children: James Coleman (23 January 1942) and Robert Terry (4 November 1949).
John Albert Swett 7 (17 May 1924-5 May 1973), the second child of Lowry and Annie Swett, was born in High Point, Guilford Co., NC and died in Blenheim, SC. He married in Bennettsville, SC, Lillian Drake (14 February 1915, Blenheim, SC). John died in the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina and is buried at Dudley Cemetery, near Blenheim, South Carolina. Lilian died 10 August 1996 in Bennettsville, SC. They had no issue.
Mary Grace Swett 7 (21 February 1926), the third child of Lowry and Annie Swett, was born in High Point, Guilford Co., NC. She married on 3 December 1946, in Blenheim, SC, John T. ‘Sonny’ Napier (5 February 1921, Blenheim, SC). Mary Grace served as Postmaster (mistress) in Blenheim, SC and retired in 1988. John died on 28 November 1986, in Blenheim, SC. He is buried at the Dudley Cemetery, near Blenheim, SC. They had no issue.
Dorothy Jane Swett 7 (14 May 1929-4 March 1999), the fourth child of Lowry and Annie Swett, was born in High Point, Guilford Co., NC. She married on 1 August 1947, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC, Lawrence Edward Phillips (11 September 1927, Mt. Grogan, Chesterfield Co., SC). Both attended business college in Charlotte, NC. Dorothy died in Mount Croghan, Chesterfield County, SC. Their children: Michael Craig (15 April 1948), Jane Ann Phillips (2 January 1953) who married a Douglas, Beverly Elaine (28 October 1955-13 April 2003) who married a Gulledge, Cathy Lynn (18 April 1958) who married an Evans and Edward Franklin (4 February 1963).
Roberta Ann ‘Bobby Ann’ Swett 7 (10 June 1931), the fifth child of Lowry and Annie Swett, was born in Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC. She married on 8 August 1948, in Blenheim, Marlboro Co., SC, Harold Lee Black (31 October 1925, Bennettsville, Marlboro Co., SC). Bobby Ann was a bookkeeper for the Pepsi Cola plant in Bennettsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Harold was a insurance salesperson. Harold died 23 January 1933 in Blenheim, Malboro Co., SC. Their children: Harold Lee, Jr. (27 October 1950); Mark Gregory (2 February 1962); Jeffery Eugene (13 November 1963); Elizabeth Ann (6 April 1967) who married a Gore.
Charles Allen Swett 7 (16 December 1935), the sixth child of Lowry and Annie Swett, was born in Blenheim, Marlboro Co., SC. He married on 14 October 1956, in Bennettsville, Marlboro Co., SC, Shirley Jones (3 January 1938, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC). Charles retired from the Air Force where he served from 1956 to 1986. They reside in Montgomery, AL. They have a son: Charles Steven.
Lowry Lee Swett 7 (31 January 1938), the seventh child of Lowry and Annie Swett, was born in Blenheim, Marlboro Co., SC. He married in Victoria, AL, Genell Kelley (6 January 1940, Elba, AL). He is a Baptist minister, as his grand-father was. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1973. into gospel ministry at Whitewater Baptist Church, near Elba, Alabama. He served as a missionary in Ponce, Puerto Rico for 4 years and is pastor of Mountain Hill Baptist Church, near Columbus, GA. They reside in Hamilton, GA. They have a son: Lowry Lee, Jr. (6 August 1964, Montgomery, Alabama).
Thurston Dargon Lawson 6 (4 March 1903-29 November 1970), the second child of Jesse and Mamie Lawson, graduated from Furman University, Greenville, SC and lived in High Point, NC. He never married. Thurston died in Bennettsville, South Carolina and is buried in Dudley Cemetery, near Blenheim, South Carolina.
Theodore Monroe Gregory 5 (12 December 1879 -11 December 1954), the third child of Gilliam and Sarah Gregory , married on 19 December 1901, in Union Co., SC, Mary Della Foster (15 June 1882-9 December 1966), the daughter of John and Nancy Ann Holcomb Foster. They are buried at Hebron Baptist Church, Union Co., SC. Their issue: Jacob Foster, Frances Sarah, John Richard, Mary Ellen and Mildred Foster.
Jacob ‘Jake’ Foster Gregory 6 (9 January 1903-8 August 1939), the first child of Monroe and Della Gregory, was born in Union Co. SC. He married on 22 March 1924, in Palm Beach County, FL , Katherine Jane Butler (31 December 1904-19 March 1965), the daughter of Jesse Llewellyn and Rachel Agnes Yearty Butler of Gerard, AL. Both Jacob and Katherine died in Palm Beach County, FL. They are buried in Delray Beach Municipal Cemetery. Their issue: Jacob Foster, Jr., Kenneth Butler, Charles Maurice.
Jacob Foster (Jake) Gregory, Jr. 7 (5 March 1925-6 February 2009), the first child of Jacob and Katherine Gregory, was born in Palm Beach County, FL. He married on 11 October 1948, in Union Co., SC at the old Hawkins home, Helen Rena Hawkins (21 September 1925), the daughter of Wallace Hampton and Ioline Smith Hawkins of Union Co., SC. He retired from FPL ETD Auto, West Palm Beach, FL on 1 Apr 1987. Jake supplied the information on the Verdi Gregory descendants. They reside in Delray Beach, FL (1999). Their children: Jacob Foster, III and James Hawkins.
Jacob Foster Gregory, III 8 (23 November 1949), the first son of Jake and Rena Gregory, was born in Union, SC. He married first, on 29 December 1971, Brownsville, TN, Nancy Cole McGee (9 August 1950, Brownville, TN). They divorced. Their children: Leslie Cole (24 October 1975), Jacob (Jeff) Foster, IV (25 November 1977). He married in second, in Dillon, SC, Coleen Marie Dunn (8 Jun 1955). Their child: Zachary Foster (30 July 1992, Florence, SC).
James Hawkins (Jimmy) Gregory 8 (28 September 1953- 2 January 1972), was the second child of Jake and Rena Gregory, born in West Palm Beach, FL. He was killed in an automobile accident in Daytona Beach, FL on the way back to Stetson University after the Christmas holidays and is buried at Delray Beach, FL.
Kenneth Butler Gregory 7 (11 March 1929-17 June 1999), the second son of Jacob and Katherine Gregory, was born in Palm Beach Co., FL. He married on 6 September 1953, in Union Co., SC, Margaret Louise Jolly (30 January 1928, Union Co., SC), the daughter of Milton Humphries and Mattie Irene Young Jolly. Kenneth died in Delray Beach, Palm Beach Co., Florida, where they resided. Their children: Kenneth Wayne, David Monroe and Mark Edward.
Kenneth Wayne Gregory 8 (6 March 1957), the first son of Ken and Margaret Gregory, was born in Union Co, SC. He married on 7 June 1980 , in Palm Beach Co., FL, Colette Mae Northrup (6 December 1957, Palm Beach Co., FL). They reside in Delray Beach, FL. They had four children, all born in Palm Beach Co., FL: Jacqueline Irene (10 September 1981), Jenat Marie (13 October 1985), Meredith Joyce (3 November 1987) and Ward Scott (5 February 1989).
David Monroe Gregory 8 (7 February 1959), the second son of Ken and Margaret Gregory, was born in Palm Beach Co., FL. He married on 29 July 1989, in Broward Co., FL, Donna Marie DaSilva (29 April 1961, Nassau Co., NY), the daughter of Robert Francis and Barbara Ann Ludecker DaSilva.
Charles Maurice Gregory 7 (11 February 1931), the third son of Jacob and Katherine Gregory, was born in Delray Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL. He married Helen ?. They had on child: Susan. They lived in Hickory, NC.
Frances Sarah Gregory 6 (18 September 1908-2 January 1994), the second child of Monroe and Della Gregory, was born in Union County, SC. She married on 18 July 1931, Broadus Gregory (16 August 1905, Union Co., SC-8 April 1976, Union, SC), the son of William Smith and Sallie Victoria Parr Gregory. William Smith Gregory was a son of Cornelia Gregory and unknown father. Frances and Boadus are buried in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Union, South Carolina. Their children: Theodora, Carroll Humphries and Jerry Mack.
Theodora (Dora) Gregory7 (17 February 1932), the first child of Broadus and Frances Gregory, was born in Union Co., SC. She married on 1 April 1956, in Hebron Baptist Church, Union Co., SC, Royce William Bell ((22 March 1930), the son of William Parker and Mabel Blalock Bell. Royce served in the United States Air Forces during the Korean and Vietman wars. Royce died in an accident, on 1 December 1978, in Union, South Carolina and is buried in Hebron Baptist Church, Union, South Carolina. She resides in Union, SC (1999). They had two daughters: Amy Lea and Cindy Ann.
Amy Lea Bell 8 (22 November 1962), the first child of Royce and Theodora, was born in Myrtle Beach AFB, SC. She married on 30 Jun 1984, in Union, SC, Gerald Dean Henderson, Jr. (15 October 1961, Blacksburg, Cherokee Co., SC), the son of Gerald Dean and Shirley M. Medley Henderson. In 1984, Amy graduated of Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, with a BS in Early Childhood Education. She is an elementary school teacher. Gerald graduated of Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC in 1984. Gerald is a Major US Army and in 1994, he is stationed at Ft. Benning, GA. Their children: Candace Haley (5 November 1986), Ann Louise (14 November 1989, Mrytle Beach AFB, SC) and Sarah Frances (27 September 1994).
Cindy Ann Bell 8 (11 February 1964), was born in Myrtle Beach AFB, SC. She married in 9 April 1994, in Amelia Island, GA, Wendell Robert Phillips (7 December 1966, San Juan, Puerto Rico), the son of Dr. Robert and Lorene Phillips. Cindy is a graduate of Converse College, Spartanburg, SC and is Assistant to CEO of the St. Joseph Hospital, Savannah, GA. Wendell is a graduate of Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA. and is an Engineer with a consulting firm in Savannnah, GA where they reside. As of 1994, they have no children.
Carroll Humphries (Sonny) Gregory 7 (5 August 1933), the second child of Broadus and Frances Gregory, was born in Union County, SC. He married on 5 February 1955, in Union, SC, Connie Lawson (May 1936), the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Lawson. Sonny and Connie divorced. Sonny married second, in 1987, Carol Paterson. Sonny and Connie had one child: Julie Carol Gregory. Sonny resides in Union, SC.
Jerry Mack Gregory 7 (28 March 1944), the third child of Broadus and Frances Gregory, was born in Union County, SC. He married on 3 Jun 1966, Beverly Cain (16 November 1943), the daughter of Sam and Mildred Cain. They had no issue.
John Richard Gregory 6 (5 July 1911-25 October 1973), the third child of Monroe and Della Gregory, was born in Union County, SC. He married on 16 January 1935, Elizabeth (Betty) Maser (30 September 1915). John died in Delray, Palm Beach Co., FL. His wife, Betty, died 7 February 1997 in Marianna, Jackson County, Florida. Their children: Barbara, John Richard Jr., Mary Elizabeth (22 January 1945) born in Delray Beach, Fl., Margaret Della.
Barbara Gregory 7 (20 March 1937), the first child of John Richard and Betty Gregory, married on 7 April 1962, in Delray Beach, FL, William C. Branaman (27 July 1940, Springfield, MO). William died on 30 January 1982 in Marianna, FL. Their children: Mary Margaret and William Douglas.
Mary Margaret Branaman 8 (22 January 1964), the first child of William and Barbara Branaman, was born in Boynton Beach, FL. She married on 7 December 1985, in Marianna, FL, Louis Shane Williams (13 March 1962, Greenwood, FL). Their children, both born in Marianna, FL: Nicholas Shane (March 1989); Louis Samuel Scott (30 November 1993).
William Douglas Branaman 8 (25 November 1967), the second child of William and Barbara Gregory, was born in Boynton, FL. He married on 26 September 1987, in Sneads, Jackson Co., FL, Jana Diane Hinson (16 October 1967). Their children: Lindsey Jordan (16 October 1989, Marianna, FL); Georgie Diane (7 December 1993, Tallahasse, FL).