|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|
William Anderson Gregory 5 (August 1870-1951), the third child of William and Frances Gregory, was born in Itawamba County, MS. He died in 1951, in Lee County, Mississippi. On 16 August 1892, in Itawamba County, Mississippi, he married Jane Eveline Ballard, the daughter of John Ballard and Jane Sandlin. They were married by W.H. Harris. Their marriage is recorded in Book 11, Page 20. The marriage license was issued to W.A. Gregory and Eva Ballard. Both William Anderson and his wife were buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Lee County, Mississippi. William Anderson and Jane Eveline had three children: Annie Gregory; Lula; and Frank.
Mary Elizabeth (Mollie) Gregory 5 (January 1876-1963), the fifth child of William and Frances Gregory, was born in Lee County, MS. Mollie died in 1963 and is buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Lee County, MS. The grave marker lists her year of birth as 1875.
NOTE: Correction to Alberta Ballard Gregory was provided by Michael Crosby.
James T. Gregory 5 (7 March 1877-17 September 1929), the sixth child of William and Frances Gregory, was born and died in Lee County, MS. He married Alberta (Berta) Ballard on 15 November 1898 in Itawamba County, Mississippi. The marriage was performed by W.H. Noore. Their marriage was recorded in Book 1, Page 59. Both James T. and Bertha are buried in the Glenwood Cemetery in Lee County, MS. James and Bertha Gregory were the parents of four children: Ruby; Louise; Albert; and Douglas.
Ruby Gregory 6 (2 June 1901-5 April 1936), the first child of James T. and Bertha Gregory, was born in Lee County, Mississippi. She married Herschel V. Senter. Ruby and her husband were killed in the 1936 tornado that devastated Tupelo. Both Herschel and Ruby are buried in Verona Cemetery in Lee County, Ms. The cemetery is located at the east end of Main Street in Verona (Highway 45 South of Tupelo).Their children were: Sarah Nell Senter (28 June 1921); Jimmie Ann Senter (17 December 1924); Mary Carolyn Senter (9 November 1929). Sarah Nell Senter is still living. Jimmie Ann and Mary Carolyn are buried in Verona cemetery in Lee County, MS.
Muzettie Gregory 5 (1879-1956), the seventh child of William and Frances Gregory, was born and died in Lee County, MS. She married John Y. Caldwell on 17 March 1898 in Lee County, Mississippi, by W.H. Moore. (Book 7, page 485) Both Muzettie and John are buried in Bogeufala Cemetery in Mooreville. John and Muzettie were the parents of three children: Stanley; Preston; Charles.
Florance Gregory 5 (15 June 1881-20 December 1958), the eighth child of William and Frances Gregory, was born and died in Lee County, MS. She married Walter Roy Trapp on 29 June 1902 in Lee County. W.H. Moore performed the ceremony. (Book 9, Page 1) Both Florence and Walter are buried in the Nettleton/Mullins Cemetery in Nettleton, Mississippi. Florence and Walter had six children: Russell; Lee Howard; Eloise; Florence; Mary Ellen; Charly Mae.
Eloise Trapp 6, the third child of Walter and Florance Gregory Trapp, married J.H. Parr. They had two children: Sue Ellen and an infant daughter, who was born and died on 23 April 1950 in Nettleton, Mississippi, and who is buried in Nettleton/Mullins Cemetery in Nettleton, MS.
Sue Ellen Parr 7 (18 September 1948-18 September 1948), the oldest child of Eloise Trapp and Walter Parr, was born and died in Nettleton, Mississippi. She is buried in Nettleton/Mullins Cemetery in Nettleton, MS.
Annie Gregory 5 (13 September 1883-8 March 1972), the nineth child of William and Frances Gregory, was born and died in Lee County, MS. She married Jerome Williams. Both Jerome and Annie are buried in Mooreville Methodist Cemetery in Mooreville. They were the parents of three children: Lois; Russell; Mary Ruth.
Mary Ruth Williams 6 (27 August 1914-22 June 1972), the third child of Jerome and Annie Gregory Williams, was born and died in Lee County, Mississippi. She married P.O. Marion. Both P.O. and Mary Ruth are buried in the Tupelo Memorial Park Cemetery in Tupelo, MS.
Fannie May Gregory 5 (9 August 1884-7 February 1885), the tenth child of William and Frances Gregory, was born and died in Lee County, MS. Fannie Mae was buried in the Bogeufala Cemetery at Mooreville, Mississippi. Her grave marker reads: Fannie May, daughter of W.H. & F.E. Gregory
Nancy A. Gregory 4 (ca. 1841-?), the fourth child of Alfred and Sarah Gregory, was also born in Union. She married David L. Boyd on 12 December 1860. She is said to have died in Itawamba, date unknown. They had no children.
Matilda Gregory 4 (10 April 1843-20 April 1908), fifth child of Alfred and Sarah, was born in Union County, SC. She married Sylvanus Estes (2 January 1831-8 June 1883) on 6 August 1859. Matilda died in Itawamba, later Lee County, MS on 20 April 1908. Matilda is buried in the Gregory Family Cemetery at Ballardsville, MS.
Sylvanus Estes appears in teh 1860 Itawamba County census as head of household at the age of 26 and born in Alabama. There is a Mary A. Estes, sister, age 22, residing in the household. He appears in the 1870 Lee County census listed as head of household at the age of 38. There is also a Mary Estes, female, age 34, born in Alabama, and Joshua Estes, male, age 7, born in Mississippi, residing in the household. Sylvanus served in the 43rd Mississippi Infantry; Company H, during the Civil War. He enlisted on April 30, 1862 at Mooreville, MS by M. Pound for 3 years of war. Syvanus Ested is buried in the Gregory Family Cemetery at Ballardsville, MS in Lee County.
Matilda Gregory and Sylvanus Estes had three children: Elisha; Francis; Judson.
Elisha Estes 5 (14 February 1869-3 October 1871), the first child of Mathilda Gregory and Syvanus Estes, was born and died in Lee County, Mississippi. She is buried in the Gregory Family Cemetery in Ballardsville, MS.
Francis Estes 5 (25 November 1873-8 August 1874), the second child of Mathilda Gregory and Syvanus Estes, was born and died in Lee County, Mississippi. He is buried in the Gregory Family Cemetery in Ballardsville, MS.
Judson A. Estes 5 (8 September 1875-11 May 1876), the third child of Mathilda Gregory and Syvanus Estes, was born and died in Lee County, Mississippi. He is buried in the Gregory Family Cemetery in Ballardsville, MS.
Andrew Evans Gregory 4 (18 January 1845-17 February 1913), the sixth child of Alfred and Sarah, was born in Union County, SC. He married Helen E. Long (2 October 1854-26 April 1946) on 15 February 1872. He died on 17 February 1913 in Lee County, MS. Andrew and Helen are buried in Priceville Cemetery.
Andrew Evans Gregory appears on the 1870 Itawamba County census, living in the house of Francis Marion Gregory at the age of 24 and working as a farm laborer. He appears in the 1900 Lee county as A.E. Gregory, born January 1845 in SC and married for 28 years. The marriage for Andrew E. Gregory and Helen Long is recorded in Book 2, page 220 in Lee County, MS.
In 1896, Andrew bought land from William Mark Whitaker at Tulip (Auburn), Mississippi, rebuilt a burned cotton gin and grist mill and built a commissary. He also carried the Star Mail route from Tupelo, Fulton and Tremont. In July 1901, he was appointed Postmaster of the Tulip Post Office and his son, William Hugh, took over the Tupelo and Fulton Star Route. The old Gregory home place was occupied continuously by members of the family until it was destroyed by fire in 1975.
Andrew Evans Gregory’s death certificate #2893, lists his death as 18 February 1918. He died of heart trouble caused from articular rheumatism.
They had ten known children: Adelbert Ames; Dolly Saluca; William Hugh; Sarah Frances; Helen Ada; Manny Alfred; Martha Ann; Archie Lee; and Della Mae; S.H.
Note: Information concerning the Albert Ames Gregory Family was provided by Wayne Loden.
Adelbert Ames (Delbert) Gregory 5 (3 October 1873-23 August 1948), first child of Andrew and Helen, was born in Saltillo, MS. He married, first: Fannie Loela Pierce, born on 16 February 1880, the daughter of J. Lindsay (1844-1901) and Georgia Ann (1857-1945) Pierce. Fannie died on 2 April 1880. Delbert married – Long? – again after the death of Fannie; and married third, Edna Buskirt. Delbert and first wife Fannie had three children: Foster Arnold (23 November 1902); Josie Eckles (28 April 1904); Jessie Elsie (8 November 1905). Delbert also had children by his subsequent wives: Andrew; William Archie; Allen Brown; Lavada Violet; Dortha; Ruby Louise; Beatrice Ruth; Helen; Mildred.
Josie Eckles Gregory 6, (28 April 1904-2 March 1992), the child of Adelbert and Fannie Gregory, married Abner Moore Loden on 13 November 1921 at the home of her parents. Abner was the son of Alfred Wilkerson and Mary Lillian Sheffield Loden.
William Hugh (Willie) Gregory 5 (2 January 1877 -26 December 1964), third child of Andrew and Helen, married Mary Edna Whitaker (29 November 1883 -26 May 1979) on 22 December 1901. Their marriage is recorded in Book 8, page 506 by W.N. Swain. Willian Hugh and Mary Edna are buried in Priceville Cemetera, Lee County, Mississippi. Their children: Lucille; James Vernon; Oughterson Jackson; William Anderson; Emma Victoria; Mary Christine; Opal Frances.
Lucille Gregory 6 (9 December 1903), first child of William and Mary, married Leonard Clyde Cryder (21 November 1904-8 February 1984) on 25 September 1926. Their issue: Clyde Gene; Helen Clarice; and Jack Gregory.
Clyde Dennis Cryder 8 (29 October 1951) married Deborah Ann Welborn (22 January 1953) on 17 August 1974. Their issue: Christopher Sterling, 17 September 1978; Chad Spencer, 18 May 1980; and Clayton Stuart, 8 November 1984.
Helen Clarice Cryder 7 (20 October 1933), second child of Lucille and Leonard, married Lowell Hardin Wallis (23 February 1930-29 April 1978) on 25 May 1955. Their issue: LeeAnne, 2 September 1959; and Thomas Leonard, 6 February 1964.
Jack and Brenda’s issue: Jacqueline Michelle. Jack and Dorothy’s issue: Gregory Wayne, 12 February 1966; Cary Alan, 21 September 1968; and Anthony Scott, 26 February 1970.
James Vernon Gregory 6 (2 September 1906-14 March 1967), second child of William and Mary, married Thelma Corinne Turner (17 September 1911) on 3 September 1927. James Vernon is buried in Auburn Cemetery, Lee County, Mississippi. James and Thelma had two children: Humphrey Hugh; and Sharia Nann.
Humphrey Hugh Gregory 7 (20 January 1930), first child of James and Thelma, married Mary Charles Curbow (26 November 1928) on 26 June 1948. Their issue: Ronald Hugh; Mary Deborah; and Sherry Lynn, 7 October 1962.
Mary Deborah Gregory 8 (10 August 1956) married, first: Robert Michael Poley on 21 August 1976; and, second: Martin Alan Slautterback on 1 October 1983. Mary and Martin’s issue: Robert Alan, 4 January 1986.
Sharia Nann Gregory 7 (30 March 1938), second child of James and Thelma, married Joseph Daniel Stringer, Jr. (1 December 1932) on 22 June 1957. Their issue: Joseph Daniel III, 25 May 1959; and Grace Michele, 30 March 1961.
William Anderson Gregory 6 (14 January 1919 – 29 June 1975), fourth child of William and Mary, married Nudean Lavern Dickerson (12 September 1924) on 21 February 1942. William died on 29 June 1975 and is buried in Auburn Cemetery, Lee County, Mississippi. William and Nudean had seven children: William Arthur; James Andy; Neil Anderson; Wanda Joyce; Kenneth Earl; Sandra Gayle; and Berton Edsel (21 August 1966).
William Arthur Gregory 7 (16 September 1942), first child of William and Nudean, married Linda Diane Edwards (11 January 1947) on 12 September 1964. Their issue: Tina Marie, 18 June 1966; and Kristi Lynn, 29 September 1975.
James Andy Gregory 7 (22 November 1947), second child of William and Nudean, married, first: Rebecca Sue Gillentine on 4 August 1971; and, second: Lillie Jo Hairell (22 January 1946) on 8 November 1985.
Wanda Joyce Gregory 7 (10 December 1953), fourth child of William and Nudean, married Scotty Alexander Bishop (14 May 1949) on 14 June 1972. Their issue: Barrett Scott, 17 January 1974; and Pamela Jay, 22 March 1975.
Kenneth Earl Gregory 7 (10 December 1955), fifth child of William and Nudean, married Wanda Gail Whitten (15 February 1960) on 2 July 1976. Their issue: Jenny Leigh, 18 October 1981; and Jill Eron, 18 May 1985.
Mary Christine Gregory 6 (17 June 1919-18 March 1972), sixth child of William and Mary, married William Fieldon Reese (9 April 1917-20 October 1977) on 2 August 1941. Their issue: Barbara Lee; and Mary Virginia.
NOTE: Information on Sarah Frances (Fannie) Gregory and her family was provided by William A Suggs.
Sarah Frances (Fannie) Gregory 5 (22 December 1878-3 February 1978), the fourth child of Andrew and Helen, married on 28 October 1903 in Lee county, Mississipi to William Travis Jernigan (21 February 1878-3 April 1935). William died in Tippah county, Mississippi. Both Fannie and William are buried in Priceville Cemetery. They had 4 children: Leon Clerance, Albert Van, Olga Mae, Charlotte Lucille.
Leon Clerance Jernigan 6 (25 November 1904-11 February 1972) was born in Mississipi. He married Myrtice Green Webb (4 December 1905 Guntown, Lee co Miss – 10 August 1994). Leon died Ripley, Tippah co Mississippi. Both Leon and Myrtice are buried in Tippah Memorial Gardens. They had 3 children: Maude Wayne, Joanne, Van Perrin.
Maude Wayne Jernigan 7 (20 May 1928-5 April 1999), the first child of Leon and Myrtice Jernigan, was born in Guntown, Lee co Miss. On 28 December 1946 she married William Curtis ‘Bill’ Morgan (28 October 1928, Wheeler, Lee co Miss) on 28 December 1946. They eloped and were married without the permission of her father. Maud died in Memphis, Shelby co Tenn. Bill died on 28 February 2007 in Norfolk, Va. Both are buried in Tippah Memorial Gardens. Maude and Billi had two children: Harriette Anne Morgan, Charles David Morgan
Harriette Anne Morgan 8 (24 May 1948), was born in Baldwyn Lee co Miss. She married on 4 June 1971 in Southhaven Desoto county, Miss, Charles David Suggs (13 July 1950, Hattiesburg Forrest co, Miss). They divorced on 14 June 1983 in Charleston SC. Harriette and Charles had 3 children: Charles David Suggs Jr, and twins William Allister and June Harriette Suggs.
Charles David Suggs Jr 9 (29 November 1971) was born in Hattiesburg Forrest co Miss. He married on 14 October 2006 in Gatlinburg Tenn, Joy Renee Russell (4 October 1974, El Dorado, Union Co., Ar). They have one child: Savannah Grace Suggs (22 January 2009) born in Meridian Lauderdale co Miss.
William Allister Suggs 9 (7 September 1976) was born in Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. He married on 5 August 2006 in Cross Berkeley co SC, Amy Marie Coste (15 July 1975, Charleston, SC). They have 3 children, all born in Charleston, SC: Gabrielle Marie (9 December 2006), William Allister II (8 September 2008), Benjamin Dale (3 February 2010).
June Harriette Suggs 9 (7 September 1976) was born in Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. She married on 25 November 1995 in Cross Berkeley co SC, Randall Scott Hyman (1972). They divorced on 23 November 1999 in Moncks Corner Berkeley co SC. June married on 2 November 2007 James Daniel Fogle Jr (1977) They were divorced in February 2010.
Charles David Morgan 8 (17 July 1949), the second child of Maude Jernigan and William Morgan, was born in Baldwyn Lee co Miss. He married on 23 July 1972 in Reno Nevada, Cynthia Ann Kalal (23 October 1953 Yokosuka, Shizuoka, Japan). They have 3 children Alesha Ann Morgan, Briana Lynn Morgan, Todd David Morgan.
Joanne Jernigan 7 (17 June 1931-28 January 2000), the second child of Leon and Myrtice Jernigan, was born in Guntown, Lee co Miss. Joanne ‘s first husband was William Buster Woolam(1928-1953) Their issue : Richard Jernigan Woolam (1952-2006). William and Richard are buried in Ripley Cemetery. Joanne’s second husband was Edgar Woolam, brother of William. They had one child: Lynn Lea Woolam (1955-2007). Lynn is buried in Tippah Memorial Gardens. Joanne’s third husband was Gene Norris Howell (1928-1989). Joanne died in Ripley, Tippah co Miss. Both Joanne and Gene are buried in Tippah Memorial Gardens.
Van Perrin Jernigan 7 (27 December 1944), the third child of Leon and Myrtice Jernigan, was born in Guntown, Lee co Miss. She married on 22 June 1966 in Booneville, Miss, Jimmie Gerald Roberts (7 March 1944 Riplay, Miss). They have one child : Michael Kevin Roberts (3 January 1980) born in Hattieburg, Miss.
Albert Van Jernigan 6 (13 January 1906-28 February 1998), the second child of Fannie Gregory and William Jernigan was born in Mississipi and died in Dallas, Texas. Albert married Ferne Cunnings (17 April 1912-30 November 2001). Both are buried in Arlington National Cemetery. They did not have any children.
Olga Mae Jernigan 6 (1908 – ?), the third child of of Fannie Gregory and William Jernigan was born in Mississipi and died in Ripley, Tippah co Miss. Not much is known about Olga Mae, other than the fact that she had 4 husbands: T R LeWald, St Clair Little, Marion Martin, Ben Wood. Ben Wood was her last husband. Olga Mae is buried in Ripley cemetery.
Charlotte Lucille Jernigan 6 (17 May 1914-2 July 2009), the fourth child of Fannie Gregory and William Jernigan was born in Mississipi and died at the Tippah County Hospital Nursing Home in Ripley, Miss. After attending Delta State College and David Lipscomb College, she moved to Ripley in 1935 to work for her father in the Leake & Goodlett lumber company. She married John Hudson Finger (10 July 1911-6 February 1963) in 1937. In the 1940s she opened the first florist shop in Ripley and for many years was the only certified floral arranger in the area. After her husband’s death in 1963, she took over the operation of The John Finger Company, transforming it from a general store into a successful gift shop, specializing in china, silver, crystal and knitting supplies.
After selling that business in 1971, she worked as manager of the gift department at Truell’s catalog showroom in Tupelo. She was a founding member of the Ripley Junior Civic League. She was active in several bridge and sewing clubs. She was a longtime member of the Ripley Church of Christ. Her long life was filled with family, friends, faith, work and a gift for entertaining. She spent Christmas 2008 with all of her descendants in Albuquerque, N.M. Both Charlotte and John are buried in Ripley Cemetery. Charlotte and John had two children: John Travis Finger, Laura Francis Finger.
S.H. Gregory 5 (December 1880), the tenth child of Andrew and Helen Long Gregory, appears in the 1900 Lee County, Mississippi. The only information concerning this child is the 1900 census entry that lists her as, S.H., daughter to A.E. Gregory, born December 1880.
Malinda C. Gregory 4 (13 May 1846-7 April 1885), the seventh child of Alfred and Sarah, was born in Union County, SC. She married James Monroe Carnathan (16 January 1845-2 March 1897) on 21 February 1867 in Lee County, MS, the son of Moses Carnathan and Susanah Scott. James was the twin of Joseph Henry Carnathan, who married Malinda’s sister, Mary Adelia, two years later. Malinda and James are buried in Priceville Cemetery, next to James’s twin brother, Joseph and Joseph’s wife, Mary. Malinda and James Carnathan had six children: Effie J. (ca. 1868); Ella A. (ca. 1871); Susanna R. (ca. 1873); Sarah E. (ca. 1875); Maudi V. (ca. 1877); Moses A. (ca. 1879).
Alfred Gregory 4 (2 January 1848-15 September 1903), eighth child of Alfred and Sarah, was born and died in Lee County, Mississippi. On 18 October 1870, he married Laura Anna Lambert (27 August 1853-29 June 1932), the daughter of James Lambert and Marilda Truss.
Alfred was a short, stocky man with sandy colored hair, who was a farmer and a cabinet maker. He made coffins. An entry on a pedigree chart, Itawamba County Settlers, (Vol 3, Page 140) indicates that Alfred’s first name was James. Alfred is listed in the 1853 State Census in Itawamba County, MS. He is listed on the 1860 US Census in Itawamba County at the age of 13 years. In 1870, he appears in Lee County, MS, with his mother, Sarah, at the age of 21 years. He appears in the US Census in 1900 in Lee County, MS, listed as head of household, born in 1849 and married for 30 years. He died on 15 September 1903 and is buried in the Gregory Family Cemetery at Ballardsville, MS.
On the 1900 US Census for Lee County, Marilda Truss Lambert, mother of Laura Anne Lambert Gregory, is listed in the household of her daughter and son-in-law, Alfred Gregory.
Laura Ann Lambert Gregory was born 27 August 1853 in St Clair County, Alabama and died 19 June 1932 in Lee County, MS. She is buried is in the Gregory Family Cemetery at Ballardsville, MS. Laura Ann was medium tall and had black hair. She was a very good homemaker and very strict with their fourteen children. She was living with her daughter, Ila Gregory Mattox, in Verona, MS, when she died. Death certificate #8562 states that she died of Hemophilia (date of onset was December 1931), with contributory cause of Mitral Regurgitation. The informant was her son, Elbert Gregory and the doctor who signed the death certificate was Dr Charles Spencer of Verona, MS.
Alfred and Laura had fourteen children: Icie E.; Callie; Zelotes Z.; Leona Beatrice; Eunice; James A.; Claude Elbert; Winnie E.; Ila A.; Vergie; Myrtle Nevada; Charles Allison; Roy Alfred; Zelgar Oran.
Icie E. Gregory 5 (3 August 1871-29 October 1896), the first child of Alfred and Laura Gregory, was born in Lee County, Mississippi. She married B.W. McKinney. The marriage was performed on 15 October 1889 by Elder J.L. Turnage in Lee County. (Book 6, page 113) She is buried in the Gregory Family Cemetery in Ballardsville, Mississippi.
Callie Gregory 5 (ca 1873-?), the second child of Alfred and Laura Gregory, was born in Lee County, Mississippi. She married Harry W. Gotcher on 17 January 1892 in Lee County, MS. The marriage was performed by Reverend W.H. Moore (Book 6, page 439). A $100.00 bond was posted by H.W. Gotcher and W.A. Gregory. Harry and Callie Gregory Gotcher had two children: Ethel and Baxter.
Zelotes Z. Gregory5 (10 January 1875-18 September 1879), the third child of Alfred and Laura Gregory, was born in Lee County, Mississippi. Zelotes is buried in the Gregory Family Cemetery in Ballardsville, Mississippi.
Leona Beatrice Gregory 5 (10 October 1876-11 March 1945), the fourth child of Alfred and Laura Gregory, was born and died in Lee County, Mississippi. She married Robert Sidney Sheffield on 24 December 1894 in Lee County, MS, the son of Isaac Sheffield and Fannie McBride. (Book 7, page 107) Robert Sidney Sheffield (1872-1939) represented Lee and Itawamba counties in the lower house of the Mississippi Legislature in 1915. He secured his early education in the public schools of his county. In 1891 he began his studies at Oakland College and continued them at the Oak Bower Normal Institute. In 1894 he completed the teacher’s course at Nettleton Institute and immediately began teaching, a profession that he followed for many years. He was one of the most prominent of the teachers of his county, being on the Teachers Examination Board of the county three different times. Leona Beatrice and Robert Sidney are buried in Walton Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi. Leona and Robert were the parents of nine children: Myrtis Aurora; Jefferson Davis; Aurelia Beatrice; Stanley Sumpter; Phillip Alfred; Fannie Laura; Agnes Leona; Franklin Warren (Todd); Mary Sue.
Myrtis Aurora Sheffield 6 (21 September 1895 -5 September 1993), the first child of Robert and Leona Gregory Sheffield, was born in Dorsey, Itawamba County, Mississippi. She married Willie York on 14 November 1915 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, the son of John York and Mary Martin. Myrtis died on 5 September 1993 in Dorsey, Mississippi. Myrtis and John were the parents of five children: Robert Paul; John Randle; Harry Willis; James Alfred; Bessie Ruth.
John Randle York 7 (23 September 1918-30 July 1997), the second child of Myrtis Aurora and Willie York, was born in Itawamba County, Mississippi. He married first Donna Deason in 1940, and second, Helen Price on November 1990.
Harry Willis York 7 (28 December 1920), the third child of Myrtis Aurora and Willie York, was born in Itawamba County, Mississippi. He married first, Willie Lou Partlow on 6 December 1947 in Plantersville, Mississippi and second, Cora Jane Ozier on 19 September 1957 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Jefferson Davis Sheffield 6 (27 January 1897-14 May 1980), the second child of Robert and Leona Gregory Sheffield, was born in Dorsey, Mississippi. He married Estelle Summers on 5 May 1918 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, the daughter of Robert Summers and Martha Francis. Jefferson died on 14 May 1980 in Tupelo, MS. Jefferson and Estelle had five children: Walter Davis; Robert Nolan; Albert Russell; Charles Elbert; James Delbert. in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Walter Davis Sheffield 5 (12 March 1919-5 December 1951), the first child of Jefferson and Estelle Sheffield, was born in Itawamba County, Mississippi. He married Varnell Riley. He died on 5 December 1951 in Itawamba County.
Charles Elbert Sheffield 7 (6 May 1929), the fourth child of Jefferson and Estelle Sheffield and the twin of James Delbert, was born in Dorsey, Mississippi. Charles married first, Eva Mae Spearman, and second, Bertha Jean Peoples.
James Delbert Sheffield 7 (6 May 1929), the fifth child of Jefferson and Estelle Sheffield and the twin of Charles Elbert, was born in Dorsey, Mississippi. James married Willie Louise Loden on 8 April 1953.
Aurelia Beatrice Sheffield 6 (10 July 1901-10 January 1975), the third child of Robert and Leona Gregory Sheffield, was born in Dorsey, Mississippi. She married Willian (Will) Arnold Trammel in 1917 the son of William Trammel and Elizabeth Hawkins. They were married by Rev. Clayton in Dorsey, Mississippi. They were aided in eloping by Dennis Cayson, who along with Willian picked up Aurelia in a buggy and proceeded to the home of Rev. Clayton where they married. While Willian was serving in World War I, Aurelia lived with her parents, Leona and Robert Sidney Sheffield. Both Aurelia and her mother, Leona were pregnant. Leona gave birth to her nineth and last child, Mary Sue on 7 April 1919. Aurelia gave birth to her first child, Villa Mae on 15 April, 1919. (Eight days difference in their birth). When Will returned home from service, they had him guess which baby was his. Aurelia was an excellent seamstress. After Will died at the age of 56, Aurelia moved to Tupelo. There she sewed and did alterations. She liked antiques, enjoyed fishing, was a good cook and enjoyed her family. Aurelia died of a heart attack at the age of 73, on 10 January 1975 in Tupelo, Mississippi. Aurelia and Will were the parents of five children: Villa Mae; William Sidney; Mary Alice; Edwin Lewis; Virginia Ann.
William Sidney Trammel 7 (19 April 1922), the second child of Aurelia and Will Trammel, was born in Dorsey, Mississippi. He married Florence Lanelle Armstrong on 24 August 1946 in Mooreville, Mississippi.
Stanley Sumpter Sheffield 6 (13 May 1903-3 December 1986), the fourth child of Robert Sidney and Leona Gregory Sheffield, was born in Dorsey, Mississippi. Stanley married Mildred Virginia Ballard, the daughter of Clifford Ballard and Lavelle Harris. They were married on 20 December 1930, at the home of her parents. Mildred was born on 12 October 1912, at the home of her parents. When they married, Stanley was 27 years old, and Mildred was 18. Stanley received his education at the rural public school of Itawamba County, Mississippi. Stanley’s father, Sidney, taught in several schools in the county. Stanley attended school wherever his father was teaching, often walking to these schools. When the High School was established in Fulton, Stanley entered it. After graduation from Itawamba Agriculture High School, he entered the Mississippi State University, at that time it was Mississippi A&M, and graduated in 1928 with a degree in Entomology. He took the Civil Servie Examination and was offered a job as pest inspector in Mobile, Alabama. He and Mildred married and moved to Mobile. after seven years there, he was transfered to New Orleans, Louisiana where they lived for about two years. He was then offered a job with another department of agriculture. They moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi where they lived fourteen years. They were then transfered to Jackson, Mississippi and lived there for approximatively seven years. Their last assignment before retirment was Memphis, Tennessee. Mildred says that Stanley always enjoyed his work, but moving around got harder as they grew older. After retiring, they moved back to the county of their childhood and built a home in Dorsey, Mississippi. There they raised black angus cattle, had a pond where they raised catfish, and a beautiful vegetable garden where they grew an abundance of vegetables. Stanley did not mind the hard work and was always busy on the farm. So was Mildred: she froze, canned and processed all the vegetable they grew. Mildred loved to cook and to try new recipes. She was an excellent seamstress, and made everything her daughters wore, even suits and coats. She belonged to the local homemakers club. Stanley and Mildred were Baptist and always active in church. Stanley suffered a stroke, which left hom paralysed and homebound for several years before his death. Since he had always been so active and an outdoor person, this was especially hard for him. He died on 3 December 1986, at the age of 83. Mildred continued to live at their home until 1995, when she moved to a retirement home in Meridian, Mississippi, to be near her daughter. Mildred and Stanley had two daughters: Barbara Ann, born on 1 December 1934 in Mobile, Alabama, and Patricia (Patsy), born on 24 August 1940 in Laurell, Mississippi.
Phillip Alfred Sheffield 6 (23 May 1909-22 September 1960), the fifth child of Robert and Leona Gregory Sheffield, was born in Dorsey, Mississippi. In 1932, he married Mildred Moore, the daughter of Rhoten Moore and Alice Brown. Phillip was the first presodent of Itawamba Junior College in Fulton, Mississippi. He died at the age of 51 years of a heart attack on 22 September 1960 in Fulton, Mississippi. Phillip and Mildred had three children: Marjorie Jane (1932); Robert Watts (1936-1942); Phillip Anderson (1941).
Fannie Laura Sheffield 6 (10 July 1911-21 October 1994), the sixth child of Robert and Leona Gregory Sheffield, was born in Dorsey, Mississippi. She married Roy Chatham on 8 April 1929 in Itawamba County, Mississippi. Fannie worked as a beautician. Roy worked for the Game and Fish Commission. They made their home in Dorsey, MS. Fannie died on 21 October 1994 at the age of 83 years of cancer. Fannie and Roy were the parents of two daughters: Sarah Jean and Linda Kay.
Agnes Leona Sheffield 6 (6 February 1913-23 December 1996), the seventh child of Robert and Leona Gregory Sheffield, was born in Dorsey, Mississippi. She married Frank Sheffield, the son of Troy and Lilla Sheffield. Agnes died on 23 December 1996, in Dorsey, Mississippi. Agnes and Frank had five children: Norma; Louise; Sidney; Steve; Joey.