James Henry GREGORY Julia A GREGORY Andrew Jackson GREGORY Dock Patrick GREGORY Henrietta GREGORY Sarah E GREGORY Malinda Caldonia GREGORY George GREGORY Cora F GREGORY George Paul GREGORY Charlie Calvin GREGORY Sarah GREGORY Eva Carolyn GREGORY William Henry GREGORY Lonnie B GREGORY Frances GREGORY Darthula Jane HANCE Rachel LEWIS Mini tree diagram
William Richard GREGORY

William Richard GREGORY7,1,2,3,4,5,10,9,6

also known as Will Gregory

Sep 1871 - 22nd Jun 19517,8,3,4,9

Life History



(less likely)

between 1871 and 1900

Resident in Civil District 5, Jefferson County, Tennessee.2,5,6

Sep 1871

Born in Jefferson County, Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6

(most likely)

18th Dec 1898

Married Darthula Jane HANCE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.18

29th Sep 1899

Birth of son George Paul GREGORY in Jefferson County, Tennessee.3,4,6,2,11,12,13

21st Dec 1901

Birth of son Charlie Calvin GREGORY in Tennessee.4,6

25th Mar 1903

Birth of daughter Sarah GREGORY in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee.6,12,1


Birth of daughter Eva Carolyn GREGORY in Erwin, Unicoi, Tennessee.14,6,4

19th Dec 1909

Birth of son William Henry GREGORY in Tennessee.6,15,4

16th Jul 1915

Birth of son Lonnie B GREGORY in Tennessee.1,4,16,11

8th Sep 1917

Birth of daughter Frances GREGORY in Tennessee.1,4


Resident in District 6, Cocke, Tennessee.1

7th Dec 1937

Death of son Charlie Calvin GREGORY.4

12th Apr 1939

Death of Darthula Jane HANCE in Cocke County, Tennessee.17,4

22nd Jun 1951

Died in Newport, Cocke, Tennessee.7,8,3,4,9

Cerebral Hemorrhage

24th Jun 1951

Buried in Union Cemetery, Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee.7,8,4


  • The nickname Bill is reported from Gregory family tradition by AlfredLeroy Gregory in a RootsWeb.com forum message 30 Apr 2000.  Theinformation originally was collected from family members by LorettaGregory Gay.

    William is first enumerated in the Jefferson County census at the ageof 8 in 1880.

    1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 16 June, CivilDistrict 5, Enumeration District 177, p 34B, Hse #280, Fam #284
    Gregory, Henry   W M  60      Farmer TN TN TN
    Gregory, Rachel  W F   58  Wife  Keep Hse  TN TN TN Cannot read orwrite
    Gregory, William R  W M  8  Son   TN TN TN Cannot read or write

    William married Darthula (Thula Strange) in December 1898 in JeffersonCounty, Tennessee.  Both Stranges and Gregorys are associated withlocations in both Cocke and Jefferson counties.

    Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
    Will Gregory
    Spouse: Thula Jane Hance
    Marriage 18 Dec 1898 Jefferson County, Tennessee

    In 1900 William and Thula and their 8-month-old son George R Gregoryare living in the same household with William's parents, Henry age 74and Rachel age 69.

    1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 20 June, 5th CivilDistrict, Enumeration District 45, page 10A, Hse #162, Fam #169
    Gregory, Henry  Head  W M  Apr 1826  74  Married 53 years TN TN TNFarmer Rents
    Gregory, Rachel  Wife  W F  Jun 1830  69 Married 53 years  10chidlren/8 living TN TN TN
    Hse #162, Fam #170
    Gregory, William  Head W M  Sept 1871 28  Married 2 years  TN TN TNFarmer
    Gregory, Thula  Wife  W F  Oct 1881  18  Married 2 years  1 child/1livingTN TN TN
    Gregory, George R Son W M  Sept 1899  8mos  TN TN TN

    1910 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 26 April, CivilDistrict 5, page 3B, District 71, Hse #53, Fam #54
    Gregory, William Head  M W  40 Married 13 years  TN TN TN Farmer Rents
    Gregory, Thula Wife F W 38 Married 13 years  TN TN TN
    Gregory, George Son M W 18  TN TN TN
    Gregory, Charlie Son M W 9 TN TN TN
    Gregory, Sarah Dau F W 8 TN TN TN
    Gregory, Eva Dau F W 5 TN TN TN
    Gregory, William H Son M W 4mos TN TN TN

    I have not been able to find any enumeration for this family in the1920 or 1940 censuses.  In the 1930 census, William and his parentsare for the first time reported as being born in Georgia.  The familyname is actually spelled Gregor in the census.

    1930 Federal Census, Cocke County, Tennessee, 28 April, District 6,page 20A, District 15, State Hwy 9, Hse #393, Fam #387
    Gregor, William R Head Rents M W 58 Married at age 28 GA GA GA  FarmLaborer
    Gregor, Thula J Wife F W 48 Married at age 17 TN TN TN
    Gregor, Sarah Dau F W 27 Married at age 17 TN GA TN
    Gregor, Lonnie B Son M W 16 Single TN GA TN Knitter Knitting Mill
    Gregor, Francis Dau F W 13 TN GA TN
    Gregor, Walter P Grandson M W 8 Single TN TN TN

    William and Darthula are both buried in Union Cemetery in CockeCounty, Tennessee, along with several of their children and otherfamily.

    A memorial posted on Find a Grave in 2012 provided William's middlename Richard.

    William Richard Gregory
    Birth 1871
    Death 1951
    Spouse Thula Jane Hance Gregory (1881 - 1939)
    Burial Union Cemetery, Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee
    Created by Marvin & Samme Templin Nov 15, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #100758627,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100758627

    In May 2013 after finding the Find-a-Grave memorial, I found aTtennessee Death Index record for William.

    Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955
    William Richard Gregory
    Age 85, Birth Date abt 1866
    [cf 1900 census age 28, birth Sept 1871, and age 8 in 1880; he is notin the 1870 census]
    Death 22 Jun 1951 Newport, Cocke, Tennessee
    Father's Name: William Henry Gregory
    Mother's Name: Rachel Lewis

    Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958
    Certificate of Death #51-14882
    William Richard Gregory
    Age 85, Birth 18 Sep 1865 Jefferson, Tennessee
    [cf 1900 census age 28, birth Sept 1871, and age 8 in 1880, not in1870]
    Occupation Farmer
    Death 22 Jun 1951 Valentine-Shults Clinic, Newport, Cocke, Tennessee
    Cause of Death Cerebral Hemorrhage
    Father's Name: William Henry Gregory
    Mother's Name: Rachel Lewis
    Informant Mrs Huey Brady, Newport, Tennessee
    Burial 24 June 1951 Union Cemetery, Newport, by Maloy Funeral Home,Newport
    Filed 3 August 1951

    Note that the age reported is incorrect.  William was not enumeratedin the 1870 census, when, according to the death information, heshould have been 5 years old.  He is first enumerated in 1880 as 8years old, and the 1900 census reports his birth date as June 1871,and his age at 28, matching the first report in 1880.  His age inother censuses matches the birth in September 1871.


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