|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|
Franklin Warren (Todd) Sheffield 6 (2 February 1917), the eighth child of Robert and Leona Gregory Sheffield, was born in Dorsey, Mississippi. On 28 November 1936 in Centerville, Mississippi, he married Anne Corene (Red) Stovall, the daughter of Ira Stovall and Lonie Walker. Franklin, known as Todd Sheffield, bought the family farm in Dorsey. He farmed and worked in Tupelo for Day-Brite Manufacturing Company. He served in the US Navy (SeaBee) during World War II. Anne Stoval, Red to her family, was a housewife. During her lifetime, she also worked as a clerk, a teacher’s aide and was a factory worker. She died on 9 June 1987, as a result of a multiple strokes. Todd and Red had three children: Joe Nell; Sheila Francis; Ann Warren.
Joe Nell Sheffield 7 (6 November 1937), the first child of Franklin and Anne Sheffield, was born in Mantachie, Mississippi. On 30 June 1963, in Dorsey, MS, she married Dexter Buford Wood, the son of Dewey Wood and Annie Taylor. Dexter attended IAHS and had a Law Degree from the Jackson School of Law. He worked as an insurance adjustor. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Dexter died as the result of a massive heart attack and is buried at Dorsey Memorial Cemetery in Dorsey, MS. Joe Nell and Dexter were the parents of two children: Leigh Anna; and Cynthia Jo.
Leigh Anna Wood 8 (2 November 1964), the first child of Jo Nell and Dexter Wood, was born in the Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. She married Darrin Wayne Dulin, on 27 April 1991 in Bethel Baptist Church in Dorsey, MS. Leigh and Darrin have one child: Darrin Wayne Jr.
Cynthia Jo (Cindy) Wood 8 (8 May 1969), the second child of Jo Nell and Dexter Wood, was born in the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi. She married Mark William Warner on 20 December 1992 in the Chapel of Memories, on the Campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS. Cindy attended the MS State University and obtained a Bachelor Degree in Communication. She works as a newspaper reporter.
Sheila Francis Sheffield 7 (13 April 1941), the second child of Franklin and Anne Sheffield, was born in Dorsey, Mississippi. She married Gary Elexis McDowell (Mack) on 7 November 1964 in Key West, Florida. Sheila attended Delta State University where she earned a BE. She is a teacher. Gary is retired from the US Navy, and his an instructor at ICC. Sheila and Gary have two children: Rhonda Kathryn,and Gary Elexis Jr.
Rhonda Kathryn McDowell 8 (11 March 1966), was born in Key West, FL. Rhonda, nicknamed Chick-Chick, married Randy McDade on 12 May 1989 in Bethel Baptist Church in Dorsey, Mississippi. Randy attended the IAHS and Mississippi University. He is an accountant. Rhonda and Randy have two children: Caitlyn Summer (Binkie) McDade (5 June 1994, Gilmore Memorial Hospital, Amory, MS); William Tyler (Will) McDade (27 August 1998, Gilmore Memorial Hospital, Amory, MS).
Gary Elexis McDowell, Jr. 8 (2 June 1970), was born in Virginia Beach, VA. He married Renee Little. They have two children: Madeline Alexis (1 November 1997, Germany); Ireland Michaela (6 August 1999, Eglin Air Force Base, FL).
Ann Warren (Poz) Sheffield 7 (19 July 1943), the third child of Franklin and Anne Sheffield, was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. She married Kenneth Ray Hussey on 20 November 1964 in Moorevile, Mississippi, the son of Lawrence Hussey and Geneva Berryhill. Ann earned a BS from the Mississippi State University. She is a secondary school teacher. Kenneth is a farmer and a factory worker. He attended Mooreville High School. Ann and Kenneth have two children: Andrea Dawn; Amanda Rae.
Andrea Dawn Hussey 8 (3 June 1967), was born at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. She attended Mooreville High School and went to teh Mississippi State University. She is an industrial engineer and is employed as Executive director of the Work Force Center at ICC. She attends Andrew Chapel Methodist Church. On 17 June 1989, she married Steve Hughes at the Bethel Baptist Church in Dorsey, MS.
Amanda Rae (Mandy) Hussey 8 (3 September 1976), was born at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Mandy graduated from Mooreville High School, attended ICC and is now pursuing a degree in Education from Mississippi State University. She attends Andrew Chapel Methodist Church.
Mary Sue Sheffield 6 (7 April 1919-8 January 1997), the nineth and youngest child of Robert and Leona Gregory Sheffield, was born in Dorsey, Mississippi. She was born after her older brother and sisters were married and had children. Aurelia’s daughter, Villa May and Mary Sue were born 8 days apart. On 31 May 1936 in Centerville, Mississippi, she married L.E. Bean, the son of Archie Bean and Bassie Gray. Mary Sue died on 8 January 1997 in Louisville, Mississippi, as a result of an automobile accident. Mary Sue and L.E. Bean had four children: Charles David; Marolyn Joan; Carolyn Jean; Emily Ann.
Marolyn Joan Bean 7 (23 November 1940), the second child of Mary Sue and L.E. Bean, was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. She is Carolyn Jean’s twin. She married Richard Wayne Gray on 3 August 1961 in Dorsey, Mississippi.
Carolyn Jean Bean 7 (23 November 1940), the third child of Mary Sue and L.E. Bean, was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. She is Marolyn Joan’s twin. She married V.J. Stegall on 7 August 1963 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Eunice Gregory 5 (10 August 1878- ?), the fifth child of Alfred and Laura Gregory, was born and died in Lee County, Mississippi. She married William Greenie Gray on 12 December 1903 in Lee County, Mississippi. Eunice and William are buried in the Dorsey Memorial Cemetery, at Dorsey, MS. They had one child: Tyrus Gray.
James A. (Allie) Gregory 5 (12 February 1880- 30 November 1962), the sixth child of Alfred and Laura Gregory, was born and died in Lee County, Mississippi. He married Fleta McCarty on 22 December 1900 in Lee County, Mississippi (Book 8, page 251, in Lee County, MS). James and Fleta Gregory are buried in Bogeufala Cemetery in Mooreville, Mississippi. James and Fleta had four children: Clara; Gladys; Geneva; Victor.
Clara Gregory 6 married C.D. Taylor. They had four children: Mrs JoAnn Peeples of Houston, TX; Mrs Jean Sanders of Kansas City, KS; Mrs Jane Gaugh of Austin, TX; and a stillborn son. Clara died in Memphis TN, in July 1974. Both Clara and C.D. are buried in Tupelo, MS with their son.
Virginia Ann ‘Ginger’ Peeples 8 (1 March 1953) was born in Memphis, TN. She married Ray Kinzer in August 1977. They had two sons: Robin who is a junior at TCU in Ft Worth, TX, majoring in Physics/Astronomy; Michael who is a freshman in High School. They live in Clear Lake City, Texas.
Dorothy Horton 7 married Lawrence Edward Clark. Dot and Lawrence are still alive in Olive Branch, MS. They had three children: one daughter, Carolyn Clark (11 June 1951) in Lee County, Tupelo, Mississipi, and two sons, James Lawrence ‘Larry’ (1964) and Bobby (1952).
Bobby is named after Dot’s dad who was called ‘Daddy Bob’. Larry has two daughters and two grandkids. Bobby has a son, Paul, and a daughter, Rachel, and each of them have a couple kids.
Claude Elbert Gregory 7 (26 September 1881-7 November 1951), the seventh child of Alfred and Laura Gregory, was born in Lee County, Mississippi. On 18 March 1906 in Itawamba County, MS, he married Maude Dee Ballard, the daughter of George W. and Leila Ada Francis Ballard (Book 13A, page 31). Maude was born on 28 November 1884 and died on 7 March 1963 in Nettleton, MS. Claude Gregory was mayor of Nettleton, MS from 1943 to 1951. Claude Gregory died at the North Mississippi Community Hospital in Tupelo, Mississippi on 7 November 1951. His death certificate #18024 states that he died of carcinoma with metastatis (prostate cancer). The informant was his daughter, Myrtle Gregory Graham and the doctor who signed the certificate was Sam J. McDuffie. Both Maude and Claude are buried in Nettleton or Mullins Cemetery in Nettleton, MS. Claude and Maude had two children: Douglas Alfred and Myrtle Lavonia.
Douglas Alfred Gregory 6 (17 January 1907-18 July 1928), the first child of Claude and Maude Ballard Gregory, was born in Itawamba County, Mississippi. He married Bessie Thompson, the daughter of J. and Emma Thompson. Douglas was killed while working on the wiring of a new building in Itawamba County, Mississippi. He is buried in Pearce Chapel Cemetery in Smithville, MS. Bessie died of Parkinson’s disease. Douglas and Bessie had one child: Elbert Thompson.
Elbert Thompson Gregory 7 (18 January 1928), was born in Fulton, Mississippi. He married Beverly Gene Blackman, the daughter of Henry Blackman and Lena Hicks, on 19 December 1946 in Memphis, Tennesse. They had four children: Elbert T.; Douglas Rodney; Jacqueline Dee; Brian Gene.
Elbert Thompson (Tommy) Gregory, Jr. 8 (17 March 1952), the first child of Elbert and Beverly Gregory, was born in Montgomery, Alabama. He married first Sari Harvey on 7 September 1975 in Chicago, Illinois. Tommy and Sari were divorced in December 1983. He married second Michele Dunlap on 18 March 1994 in Nashville, Tennessee. Sari and Tommy had two children: Jennifer Lynn (6 August 1976, Winfield, IL); Kevin Neil (27 May 1980, Conroe, Texas), Michele and Tommy had two children: Stacey Ismael; Jennifer Kathleen Dunlap (15 October 1980, Chicago, IL).
Douglas Rodney Gregory 8 (9 July 1954), the second child of Elbert and Beverly Gregory, was born in Montgomery, Alabama. He married Jacquelyne Jo Finch, the daughter of Edward Finch and LeVeda Walters, on 14 March 1981 in Spring, Texas. They have one child: Kimberlee Rae (30 July 1982, Conroe, Texas).
Jacqueline Dee Gregory 8 (20 December 1960), the third child of Elbert and Beverly Gregory, was born in Jackson, Mississippi. She married Gary Don Walker I, the son of J.T. and Margaret Walker, on 28 May 1979 in Spring, Texas. Jacqueline and Gary were divorced in February 1999. They had four children: Stephanie Lynn; Gary Don III (23 July 1982, Tomball, TX); Jonathan Michael (29 May 1990, Tomball, TX); Justin Gregory (26 August 1991).
Stephanie Lynn Walker 9 (10 December 1979), the oldest child of Jacqueline Dee and Gary Don Walker, was born in Tomball, Texas. She graduated from Oak Ridge High School and Sam Houston University on 28 May 1998.
Brian Gene Gregory 8 (31 July 1965), the fourth child of Elbert and Beverly Gregory, was born in Naperville, Illinois. He married Donna Ree Belcher, the daughter of Don and Clarisse Belcher, on 28 February 1987 in Spring, Texas. Brian and Donna Gregory are the parents of two children: Christina Elizabeth (12 May 1990, Houston, Texas); Connor Wayne (16 December 1993, Houston, Texas).
Myrtle Lavonia Gregory 6 (6 April 1909-12 June 1992), the second child of Claude and Maude Ballard Gregory, was born in Itawamba County, Mississippi. She married Paul Jennings Graham on 22 December 1929 in Itawamba County, MS, at the home of Rev. Guy Senter; the witnesses were Mary Dean Senter and Bessie Thompson Gregory (Book 19, page 395). Paul, the son of Daniel Webster and Emma Tula Farrar Graham, was born on 2 August 1908 in Itawamba County, and he was the youngest surviving child of his parents. Paul J. Graham died of lung cancer on 12 June 1990 at his home in Nettleton, Mississippi. Myrtle died in Nettleton, exactly two years after Paul, on 12 June 1992, of congestive heart failure and renal failure. She and Paul are buried in the Mullins or Nettleton Cemetery at Nettleton, MS.
The following eulogy for Paul Graham was written and delivered by his son, Daniel Gregory Graham of Longview, Texas:
Paul Graham was an extra ordinary man to those of us who loved him. He was the hub of our family, representing the home base for us all. He was the only 81 year old kid in Nettleton with loud glass packed mufflers on his pick-up truck. He had a gift for being able to relate to all ages. He was basically a happy, optimist man who lived his life full speed. In his healthy years his attitude was tremendous and in the circumstances of his last years he was even more remarkable. The foundation for this, I’m sure, was his relationship to his God and the fact that for 61 years he was married to an angel, (our mother). He was straight forward and frank, quick to serve others, and a friend to all who wanted a friend and to some who didn’t. He was a man who could always be counted on in a pinch, forever willing to go the second and third mile. He had convictions from which he never wavered. To us, he was an imperfect, great man. He truly was on of the last of a rare breed of men.
He loved us and provided for us all that we needed and more. He was always an encourager and a supporter. He loved our mother and demanded that we honor and respect her, setting am example of fatherhood that would be difficult to equal. In my visit the other day with a longtime friend, he remarked that ‘Mr Paul was a go-getter’. That really described him perfectly.
Over the past several weeks he has never complained, although suffering much. He has passed from this life as a Genuine Profile in Courage. We celebrate today his new life. He was a fighter every step of the way, and he was never a sad song singer! So we honor him the way he lived, in hope and joy!
We, whose lives would have been so very incomplete without his influence, feel that it would be unkind and unfair if we did not say aloud for all to hear just hoe much we loved him. He has marked us all indelibly. We, his family, would like to thank those of you who have been so prayerfully kind and helpful during these last days.
Paul Graham and Myrtle Gregory were the parents of six children: Mary Paul; Ronald Jennings; Martha Annette; Sandra June; Daniel Gregory; Betty Nell.
Mary Paul Graham 7 (24 August 1931-26 August 1931), the first child of Paul and Myrtle Gregory Graham, was born in Itawamba County. She died of Osmememyelitis when she was two days old, in Itawamba County, Mississippi (Death Certificate # 13159)
Ronald Jennings Graham 7 (16 October 1933-November 1936), the second child of Paul and Myrtle Gregory Graham, was born in Itawamba County. He died of leukemia. Ronald is buried at Fairview Cemetery in Itawamba County, Mississippi.
Martha Annette Graham 7 (3 March 1936), the third child of Paul and Myrtle Gregory Graham, was born in Itawamba County. She married Ernest Arlin Bishop, the son of Porter Bishop and Cinderella Dupree, on 24 September 1954 in Lee County, MS. They had four children: Timothy Arlin; Keith Allen; Patti Annette; Craig Andrew.
Keith Allen Bishop 8 (4 April 1959), was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. He married Janice Lee, the daughter of Russell Lee and Burma Donald, on 12 August 1977 in Lee County, MS. They have three children, all born in Armory, Mississippi: Chadwick Ashley (4 April 1978); Stacy Amanda (28 April 1981); Kimber Alexis (23 August 1994).
Patti Annette Bishop 8 (20 April 1963), was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. She married first, Robert Kendrick, second, Timothy Lee Skelton. Robert Kendrick and Patti had one child: Shannon Alanna Bishop Kendrick (25 December 1979, Armory, MS). Timothy Skelton and Patti have three children, all born in Armory, MS: Jessica Leigh (11 January 1983); Rachele Machaela (19 December 1985); Timothy Jourdan (17 February 1987).
Craig Andrew Bishop 8 (19 August 1965), was born in Tupelo, MS. He married first, Karen Bryan, second, Leah R. Hill on 30 December 1989 in Nettleton, MS. Craig and Karen had one child: Christopher Boyd (31 January 1987). Craig and Leah have two children: Danielle Alexandria (19 June 1993, Tupelo, MS); Joshua Aaron (24 February 1999, Booneville, MS).
Sandra June Graham 7 (8 August 1939), the fourth child of Paul and Myrtle Gregory Graham, was born in Itawamba County.She married James Earl (Jimmy) Young, the son of Pruitt Young and Lilly Berryhill, on 6 June 1958 in Lee County. Sandra and Jimmy have two children: Paul Leshane and Nicole Jade.
Paul Leshane Young 8 (2 August 1966), was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. He married Melanie Lynn Carson, the daughter of James Carson and Sarah Burdine, on 4 May 1985 in Nettleton, Mississippi. They have one child: Farren Jennings.
Nicole Jade Young 8 (28 June 1970), was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. She married Samuel Lee Thomas, the son of Robert Thomas and Helen Bailey, on 17 July 1993, in Nettleton, Mississippi. They have one child: Robert Graham.
Daniel Gregory Graham 7 (21 May 1941), the fifth child of Paul and Myrtle Gregory Graham, was born in Itawamba County. He married Mary Jane Oswalt, the daughter of Duard and Pearl Oswalt, on 26 November 1959. They have three children: Stephanie Danielle; Aaron Clay (3 August 1970, Longview, TX); Amy Jane.
Stephanie Danielle Graham 8 (6 January 1963), was born in Memphis, Tennesse. She married Barron Dean Bowman on 10 August 1985. They are the parents of three children: Randee Jane (30 March 1989, Longview, TX); Micah Daniell (7 July 1993, Tyler, TX); Jessi Ann (1 October 1998, Longview, TX).
Amy Jane Graham 8 (18 August 1972), was born in Longview, Texas. She married James Michael Bonamy, the son of Robert Bonamy and Paula Jeffcoat. They have two children: James Daniel (15 April 1997, Nashville, TN); Paul Graham (17 December 1998, Nashville, TN).
Betty Nell Graham 7 (25 January 1946), the sixth child of Paul and Myrtle Gregory Graham, was born in Tupelo, Mississippi.She married Jackie Lamar Laney, the son of Ersel Laney and Eva Johnston, on 18 July 1962 in Tupelo, Mississippi. They have two children: Michael Graham; Joseph Daniel.
Michael Graham Laney 8 (5 December 1968) was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi. He married Nancy Ellen Capiola, the daughter of August Capiola and Patricia Moscovic, on 31 December 1995 in Gauthier, MS. They have two children: Olivia Alexandra (6 July 1996, Ocean Springs, MS); Sophia Katherine (12 December 1999).
Joseph Daniel Laney 8 (12 December 1973), was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi. He married Carmen DeAnn Robertson, the daughter of Dale Robertson and Patricia Harrill, on 3 June 1994 in Ocean Springs, MS. They have one child: Kage Little Wolf Daniel (28 September 1994, Ocean Springs, MS).
Winnie E. Gregory 5 (14 September 1883-13 March 1885), the eighth child of Alfred and Laura Gregory, was born and died in Lee County, Mississippi. Winnie is buried in the Gregory Family Cemetery in Ballardsville, Mississippi.
Ila A. Gregory 5 (18 February 1885-18 November 1944), the nineth child of Alfred and Laura Gregory, was born and died in Lee County, Mississippi. She married Hollis Mattox. Hollis is the brother of Lila Mattox who married Charles Allison Gregory, Ila’s brother. The children of Charles Allison and Lila Mattox Gregory are listed in the household of Hollis and Ila Gregory Mattox on the 1920 US census for Lee County, MS. Charles and Ila’s mother, Laura Anne Gregory, is also listed in this household. Laura Anne was still living with them when she died in 1932.
Ila and Hollis were married in Lee County on 17 December 1905 by W.A. Thornley and W.G. Gray, the brother-in-law of Ila. (Book 10, page 26)
Ila Gregory and Hollis Mattox had six children: Hollice E.; Marguerita; Posey Alfred; Oleta; Laureta; Rebecca Ozell.
Hollice E. Mattox 6 (2 January 1908-2 January 1908), the first child of Ila Gregory and Hollis Mattox was born and died in Lee County, MS. Hollice is buried in the Gregory Family Cemetery in Ballardsville, Mississippi.
Vergie Gregory 5 (16 March 1887-12 November 1961), the tenth child of Alfred and Laura Gregory, was born and died in Lee County, Mississippi. She married Kolb Cliff Johnson on 27 October 1907 in Lee County (Book 10, page 445). Vergie’s date of birth from the 1900 Lee County, MS census is reported as March 1887, but on her grave marker, it is March 16, 1881. It is believed the date on the tombstone is in error. Both she and her husband are buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Lee County, Mississippi. Vergie and Kolb Johnson were the parents of three children: Era; Louise; Alfred.
Myrtle Nevada Gregory 5 (12 March 1889-29 September 1890), the eleventh child of Alfred and Laura Gregory, was born and died in Lee County, Mississippi. Myrtle is buried in the Gregory Family Cemetery in Ballardsville, Mississippi.
Charles Allison Gregory 5 (8 April 1891-31 October 1955), the twelfth child of Alfred and Laura Gregory, was born and died in Lee County, Mississippi. He married Lila Mattox on 19 May 1912 in Lee County (Book 12, Page 307). Lila was born 28 December 1888 and died on 28 December 1916. She was the sister of Hollis Mattox, who married Ila A. Gregory, Charles’s sister. After the death of his first wife, Charles married Elaine Mize, on 17 March 1950 in Lee County. They were married by Rev. J. Ike Berryhill (Book 30, page 127). Charles and Lila, his first wife, are buried in the Verona Cemetery, in Verona, Mississippi.
Charles and Lila Mattox Gregory had two children: Ruth Rowena and Lila Charlene.
Charles and Elaine Mize Gregory had three children: Charles; Shirley; Joyce.
Ruth Rowena Gregory 6 (31 March 1913-4 July 1987), the first child of Charles Allison Gregory and Lila Mattox, was born in Lee County, Mississippi. She married Laurence Arnold Johnston. Ruth died on 4 July 1987 in Tupelo. MS. Ruth and Laurence had two children: Charles Arnold; Ruthel Annette.
Archie Leron Johnston, Jr. 7 (25 April 1937), married first, Shirley Page; and second, Beth. Archie and Shirley Page had two children: Archie Leron III (7 July 1960, Memphis, TN); Donna (21 December 1962, Redstone Arsenal, AL).
Roy Alfred Gregory 5 (21 February 1893), the thirteenth child of Alfred and Laura Gregory, was born in Lee County, Mississippi. Roy Alfred was an applicant for a Degree of Doctor of Medecine in the graduating class of 1925 from the University of Virginia. He attended the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital at 303 20th Street, New York, NY. On 25 February 1917, he was married to Jonnie Smith, the daughter of John and Martha Tendal Smith, by W.M. Dodds, in Lee County, MS (Book 14, page 592). Jonnie was born on 25 July 1898 in Itawamba County, MS and died on 15 July 1958 in Mooresville, MS. Jonnie and Verdie Jane Smith, the wife of Zelgar Oran Gregory, were sisters. Zelgar Oran and Roy Alfred were brothers. Roy Alfred and Jonnie were divorced sometime prior to 1928. Later, he married Alfreda Berg of Malden, Massachussetts. Roy Alfred suffered a stroke in 1941 from which he never recovered. He died in 1942 In Malden, MA. Roy Alfred and Jonnie had three children: William Alfred; John Roy; Dorothy Virginia (31 December 1925, Charlottesville, VA) who married a Garner.
John Roy Gregory 6 (1 April 1919-17 February 1986), the first child of Roy Alfred and Jonnie Gregory, was born in Plantersville, Mississippi. He married Sylvia Marie Nielsen. John died on 17 February 1986 in Bronxville, New York. John and Sylvia had four children: Peter Nielsen; Diane Ellan (9 September 1950, Doctors Hospital, New York City, NY); Michael Warren; John Mark.
Peter Nielsen Gregory 7 (21 June 1945), the first child of John Roy and Sylvia Nielsen Gregory, was born in St. Vincent Hospital, in New York City, NY. He married Marguerite Olson. They have two children: Jyana Sunshine (24 July 1976); Tara Elise (4 November 1980).
Michael Warren Gregory 7 (24 July 1953), the third child of John Roy and Sylvia Nielsen Gregory, was born in Lawrence Hospital, in Bronxville, NY. He married Elena Louise Amendola. Michael and Elena have three children, all born at the Lawrence Hospital in New York City, NY: Christina Louise (16 May 1983); Kathryn Nielsen (30 May 1986); Michael John (16 October 1988).
John Mark Gregory 7 (13 August 1959), the fourth child of John Roy and Sylvia Nielsen Gregory, was born in Lawrence Hospital, in Bronxville, NY. He married Diana Andrea Richter. They have two children, both born in the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ: Garrett Richter (6 November 1992); Tucker Nielsen (10 May 1996).
William Alfred Gregory 6 (10 July 1920), the second child of Roy Alfred and Jonnie Gregory, was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. William Alfred attended the University of Virginia from 1939 to 1941 and was called home when his father suffered a stroke. He married Mildred Dorothy Davis, in Indianapolis, IN on 21 June 1952. Mildred was born on 30 September 1924 in Marshall, Missouri, she was the daughter of Reuben Milton Davis, Jr. and Dora Lesen. William served in the Army for 32 years before retiring as a colonel. Mildred died on 15 January 1985, in Washington, DC. William resides in Burlington, NC. William and Mildred had one child: Karen.
Karen Lee Gregory 7 (4 May 1954), was born in Washington, DC. She married on 27 December 1976, in Fort Myer, Virginia, Samuel Christopher Powell, the son of Thomas Edward Powell, Jr. and Texanna Bell (Annabell) Council. Samuel was born on 5 June 1952, in Burlington, NC. Karen graduated from Old Dominion University with a BA in Sociology in 1976. She is a full-time mother and active in the Alamance Co. Service League. Sam graduated from VMI in 1974 with a BS in Chemistry, a MS in Clinical Chemistry in 1976 from Old Dominion University, an a PhD in Biochemistry-Biophysics in 1981 from Loyola University of Chicago. He is president of Powell Enterprises, Burlington, NC. Karen and Sam have three children: Susan Elizabeth; Christopher Gregory (3 February 1983, Winston-Salem, NC); Katherine Anne.
Katherine Anne Powell 8 (15 July 1985), was born in Burlington, NC. When Katherine was 2 years old, she fell into a canal under a boat dock and was trapped for about 15 minutes. It was too late to save her when she was found. She died on 21 August 1987, in Ocean Isle Beach, NC.
Zelgar Oran Gregory 5 (28 August 1895-1 May 1969), the fourteenth child of Alfred and Laura Gregory, was born in Lee County, Mississippi. He married Verdie Jane Smith, the daughter of John and Martha Tendal Smith, on 31 January 1916 in Lee County, MS. They were married by Rev. William Greenie Gray, the brother-in-law of Oran (Book 14, page 287). Oran died on 1 May 1069, in Bill Arp, Douglas County, Georgia. Zelgar Oran and Verdie Jane had four children: Melovie; Annie Lee; Oran Alfred; Lora.
Melovie Gregory 6 (2 August 1916), the first child of Oran and Verdie Gregory, was born in Lee County, Mississippi. She married Hiram Carrol Rogers on 14 August 1937 in Corinth, Mississippi. Melovie and Hiram had two children: Laura Jane; Michael Alfred Rogers (26 September 1945).
Annie Lee Gregory 6 (24 January 1920-11 December 1961), the second child of Oran and Verdie Gregory, was born in Ballardsville, Mississippi. She married Russell Lee Kendall, the son of Robert Kendall and Lilly Hawkins, on 29 June 1937 in Tupelo, Mississippi. She died on 1 December 1961 in Killen, Bell County, Texas. Annie Lee and Russell were the parents of two children: Robert Oren; and Diedra Lynn.
Oran Alfred Gregory 6 (23 January 1926-27 June 1985), the third child of Oran and Verdie Gregory, was born in Lee County, Mississippi. He married Lady Jane Wages. He died on 27 June 1985 in Jonesboro, Georgia. Lady and Oran were the parents of four children: Mark Calvin (30 January 1950); Daniel Thomas (20 March 1951); James Benjamin (9 August 1953); George Matthew (24 June 1957).
Lora Gregory 6 (13 November 1927), the fourth child of Oran and Verdie Gregory, was born in Lee County, Mississippi. She married first, William Hendrix, and second, Manuel W. Mason. Lora and William had two children: Charles Gregory Hendrix; Cheryl Hendrix. Lora and Manuel had one child: Manuel W. Mason, Jr.
Note: The information on Sarah Jane (Sally) Gregory and Joseph Holder and their descendants was provided by Traci and Rusty Holder of Aledo, Texas.