Francis Marion FEW Andrew Jackson GREGORY Mary Etta GREGORY James Henry GREGORY Arthur M GREGORY Harriet Rachel GREGORY Mattie Katherine GREGORY Ethel Viola GREGORY George Francis GREGORY Martha Jane GREGORY Lester Lee GREGORY Hannah M CHILDS Mini tree diagram
Letha FEW

Letha FEW4,5,2,6,7,3,4,8

May 18541,2,3,4 - 31st Mar 19304

Life History

May 1854

Born in South Carolina.1,2,3,4

27th May 1877

Married Andrew Jackson GREGORY in Cocke County, Tennessee.7

29th Mar 1879

Birth of daughter Mary Etta GREGORY in Jefferson County, Tennessee.9,10

29th Jun 1881

Birth of son James Henry GREGORY in Dandridge Jefferson, Tennessee.11,5,12,4

11th Apr 1884

Birth of son Arthur M GREGORY in Jefferson County, Tennessee.13,5,14

10th Aug 1885

Birth of daughter Harriet Rachel GREGORY in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee.5,8,15,16

Sep 1888

Birth of daughter Mattie Katherine GREGORY in Jefferson County, Tennessee.5,7

May 1892

Birth of daughter Ethel Viola GREGORY in Jefferson County, Tennessee.2,5

17th Oct 1892

Birth of son George Francis GREGORY in Jefferson County, Tennessee.5,13,17,12,4

1st Jun 1897

Birth of daughter Martha Jane GREGORY in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee.2,5,15,4

19th May 1898

Birth of son Lester Lee GREGORY in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee.5,18,13,19,16,12,20

31st Mar 1930

Died in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee.4

Lobar pneumonia

1st Apr 1930

Buried in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Chestnut Hill, Jefferson County, Tennessee..4

Notes

  • Letha's name on her gave is Letha Few.  Her death certificate hasLetha Feese. After years with only Feese as a name, finding the nameFew on her gravestone on Find a Grave led to an 1860 census recordthat appeared to match her family.

    Two censuses report her born in South Carolina, though most sayTennessee.  In 1860 the following record in Greenville, SouthCarolina, appears to be for Lathy at age 6, matching the approximatebirth year from her age in later census records for Letha Gregory.

    1860 Federal Census, Greenville County, South Carolina, 27 June,Greenville, P O Gowinsville, page 34, Hse #271, Fam #236
    F M Few 40 M Farmer $75 Real Estate $460 Personal born So Car
    Hannah M Few 34 F Housekeeper born No Car Cannot read or write
    Lathy Few 6 F born So Car
    William R Few 5 M born So Car
    Lucy J Few 4 F born So Car
    James Dunlap 21 M Apprentice b So Car

    Her marriage record has her maiden name as Few.  Her first name isspelled in the pronunciation of the local dialect.

    Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
    Lether Few
    Marriage 27 May 1877 Cocke, Tennessee
    Spouse Jackson Gregory

    The birth state of Letha is reported differently in 1880 (Tennessee)and 1900 (South Carolina).  1910 again reports the birth state asTennessee.

    1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 16 June, CivilDistrict 5, Enumeration District 177, p 34B, Hse #281, Fam #285
    Gregory, Jackson  W M  27  Head  Farmer TN TN TN
    Gregory, Letha W F  25 Wife  Keeping Hse  TN TN TN Cannot read orwrite
    Gregory, Mary A  W F  1  Dau  TN TN TN Cannot read or write

    1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 16 June, CivilDistrict 17, Enumeration District 55, page 10A, Hse/Fam #171
    Gregory, Andrew J  Head W M Nov 1849  50 Married 22 yrs TN Unknown TNFarmer Owns
    Gregory, Leathy  Wife W F May 1854  46 Married 22 yrs 9 children, 9living SC SC SC
    Gregory, Mary E  Dau W F Mar 1880  20 Single TN TN SC
    Gregory, James H Son W M Sept 1881  18 Single TN TN SC Farm Laborer
    Gregory, Author M Son W M Apr 1884  16 Single TN TN SC Farm Laborer
    Gregory, Harret B  Dau W F Aug 1885  14 Single TN TN SC
    Gregory, George F Son W M Nov 1887  12 Single TN TN SC Farm Laborer
    Gregory, Mattie B  Dau W F Sept 1888  11 Single TN TN SC
    Gregory, Marthy (?) J  Dau W F May 1890  10 Single TN TN SC
    Gregory, Ethel V  Dau W F May 1892  8 Single TN TN SC
    Gregory, Lester L Son W M May 1896  4 Single TN TN SC

    In 1910, Leathy's 9 children are all still well and in the home withthem.

    1910 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 4 May, District 8,Enumeration District 77, page 10A, Hse/Fam #150
    Gregory, Jackson  Head M W 55 Married 28 years TN TN TN Farm LaborerOwns
    Gregory, Leathy  Wife F W 51 Married 28 years 9 children/9 living TNTN TN
    Gregory, Mary Dau F W 26 Single TN TN TN
    Gregory, James Son F W 24 Single TN TN TN Farm Laborer
    Gregory, Arthur M Son F W 22 Single TN TN TN Farm Laborer
    Gregory, Minnie Dau F W 20 Single TN TN TN
    Gregory, George Son M W 18 Single TN TN TN  Farm Laborer
    Gregory, Mattie Dau F W 16 Single TN TN TN
    Gregory, Martha J Dau F W 14 Single TN TN TN
    Gregory, Ola Dau F W 12 Single TN TN TN
    Gregory, Lester Son M W 10 Single TX TN TX

    In 1920, Letha and Jack are living near relatives Jim and MollieStrange in the Chestnut Hill area of Jefferson County.

    1920 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 7 January, CivilDistrict 8, Enumeration District 78, page 3A, Chesnut Hill Path,Hse/Fam #46
    Gregory, Jack Head Owns M W  64 AL TN TN Farmer
    Gregory, Leath Wife F W  62 SC SC SC
    Gregory, Jannie [Janie] Dau F W  23 TN AL SC
    Gregory, Viola  Dau F W  21 TN AL SC
    Gregory, Lester  Son M W  20 TN AL SC Farm Laborer
    Gregory, Tuller [Thula?] Wife [of Lester] F W  20 TN TN TN SchoolTeacher
    Gregory, George Son M W  27 TN AL SC

    Letha died the last day of March 1930 and was buried the next day.about 2 weeks before the census was taken for Jack's household.  Herdeath certificate reports she was born in South Carolina.  Beforefinding her death certificate in May 2013, I had seen no informationon her family or maiden name.  The certificate reports her father asFrancis Feese rather than Few.  She named one of her sons GeorgeFrancis.

    Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958
    Certificate #11156
    Letha Gregory [Letha Few]
    Gender Female
    Residence Dandridge, Tennessee
    Age 75, Birth abt 1855 South Carolina
    Occupation Housekeeper
    Death 31 Mar 1930 Chestnut Hill, Jefferson, Tennessee
    Cause of death Lobar pneumonia
    Father Francis Few born South Carolina
    Mother Harrett [Harriet] Childs born South Carolina
    Informant Jack Gregory, Dandridge, Tennessee
    Burial 1 April 1930 Chestnut Hill Cemetery, by John C Holder and Co ofNewport [Cocke County], Tennessee

    No memorial for Letha has been found in Chestnut Hill Cemetery or theTaft Cemetery where her husband Andrew is buried. Her name does notappear on burial lists for any area cemeteries.

Sources

  • 1. 1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • Dist 5, p 515B
  • 2. 1920 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 7 January, Civil District 8, Enumeration District 78, page 3A, Chesnut
  • 3. 1860 Federal Census, Greenville County, South Carolina
    • 27 June, Greenville, P O Gowinsville, page 34, Hse #271, Fam #236
  • 4. Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958
  • 5. 1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 16 June, Civil District 17, Enumeration District 55, page 10A, Hse/Fam
  • 6. 1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 16 June, Civil District 5, Enumeration District 177, p 34B, Hse #281,
  • 7. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
  • 8. 1910 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 4 May, District 8, Enumeration District 77, page 10A, Hse/Fam #150
  • 9. 1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • 10. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955
  • 11. 1920 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 2 January, Dsitrict 8, Enumeration District 32, page 1B,  Hse/Fam #16
  • 12. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 13. Social Security Death Index
  • 14. 1930 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 16 April, Civil District 8, Enumeration District 14, page 4B, Hse/Fam
  • 15. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  • 16. Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909
  • 17. 1940 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 8 May, Civil District 4, Enumeration District 15-7, page 8B, Hse #125,
  • 18. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 19. Gregory Lester Lee Bible
  • 20. 1940 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 9 May, 8th District, Enumeration District 45-15, Page 9B, Hse #148,

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