Tapley GREGORY Tapley W GREGORY James GREGORY Seth Alexander GREGORY Myra BEDFORD Martha M GREGORYWIFE Sara Jane PIPER Mini tree diagram
James Jathan GREGORY

James Jathan GREGORY1,2,8,3,4,7,6

also known as Jonathan Jothan Gregory

8th Oct 18171,2,3,4,5,6 - 15th Sep 18854

Life History

8th Oct 1817

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

5th Feb 1838

Married Myra BEDFORD in McMinn County, Tennessee.8,2

29th Mar 1840

Birth of son Tapley W GREGORY in McMinn County, Tennessee.9,10,11,7,12

about 1843

Birth of son James GREGORY in Tennessee.12

30th Dec 1845

Birth of son Seth Alexander GREGORY in McMinn County, Tennessee.13,10,14,15,11,7,16

between 1850 and 1860

Resident in Bradley County, Tennessee.7,2

between 1870 and 1880

Resident in McDonald District, Murray, Georgia.6,3

1875

Death of Myra BEDFORD in Murray County, Georgia.4

about 1876

Married Martha M GREGORYWIFE in Murray County, Georgia.3

15th Sep 1885

Died in Murray County, Georgia.4

17th Sep 1885

Buried in Gregory Family Cemetery, Chatsworth, Murray County, Georgia.4

Notes

  • 1850 Federal Census, Bradley County, Tennessee, 22 September, Hse/Fam#35
    Jathan Gregory 33 M Farmer $1500 Real Estate b TN [b abt 1817]
    Mira Gregory 30 F b TN [b abt 1820]
    Tapley Gregory 10 M Farmer b TN
    Stephen Gregory 8 M b TN
    Sarah H Gregory 6F b TN
    Seth Gregory 4 M b TN
    Maranda Gregory 3 F b TN
    Benjamin Gregory 1 M b TN

    James Jathan Gregory
    b 8 Oct 1817 in McMinn Co TN
    d Death: 15 SEP 1885 in Murray Co, Ga
    Burial 17 SEP 1885 Murray Co, Ga
    Father Tapley GREGORY b: 15 NOV 1793 in Guilford Co., NC
    Mother Sara PIPER
    b: ABT 1798 in McMinn Co, Tn
    married Myra Bedford
    b 14 Aug 1820 NC
    d unknown
    son Alexander Seth Gregory
    b 30 Dec 1845 McMinn Co TN
    d 18 Feb 1915 Murray Co GA
    --  Ancestry Trees, Wes Covey,http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wescovey&id=I000144

    Some records that appear to be for this individual have the first nameas Jonathan instead of James.  The middle name is sometimestranscribed as Jothan, rather than Jathan.

    Family Data Collection - Births
    Jonathan Jothan Gregory
    Father: Tapley Gregory
    Mother: Sarah Jane Piper
    Birth 8 Oct 1817 TN

    Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
    Mira Bedford
    Spouse Jathan Gregory
    Marriage 5 Feb 1838 McMinn County

    1860 Federal Census, Bradley County, Tennessee, 6 August, District 3,page 253, Hse/Fam #1672
    Jathan Gregory 42 M Farmer $5000 Real Estate $300 Personal born Tenn
    Mira Gregory 42 F born TN
    Tapley Gregory 20 M born TN
    Stephen Gregory 19 M born TN
    James M Gregory 17 M born TN
    Sarah Gregory 15 F born TN
    Seth A Gregory 13 M born TN
    Benjamin Gregory 10 M born TN
    Wm D Gregory 8 M born TN
    John P Gregory 7 M born TN
    Mira Gregory 6 F born TN
    Heneger [?] Gregory 3 M born TN
    Jatham [sic ?] B R Gregory 1 F born TN

    The last name is somewhat difficult to dicipher.  The handwriting isnot the best, and the page is spotty with fading and faint lines.  Butit is definitely an M on the end, not a N as in his father's name.The second middle initial R matches the listing for the child Robertin the 1870 census for this family.  The next to last name that lookssomething like Heneger is reported in 1870 as Hyden.

    1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 22 July, McDonaldDistrict, PO Spring Place, page 4, Hse/Fam 26
    Gregory, Jathan 53 M W Farmer $9000 Real Estate $2400 Personal  b Tenn
    Gregory, Myra 50 F W Keeping House born Tenn
    Gregory, Benjamin 21 M W Farm Laborer b Tenn Attended School duringthe year
    Gregory, Daily 19 M W Farm Laborer b Tenn Attended School during theyear
    Gregory, John 17 M W Farm Laborer b Tenn Attended School during theyear
    Gregory, Myra E 16 No Occupation F W b Tenn Attended School during theyear
    Gregory, Hyden 13 M W Farm Laborer b Tenn Attended School during theyear
    Gregory, Robert 11 M W Farm Laborer b Tenn Attended School during theyear
    Keith, Jesse W 15 M W Farm Laborer b GA Attended School during theyear Cannot write
    Jennings, Lihn 24 M W Farm Laborer b NC Cannot write
    Peck, June 15 Domestic Servant F B b GA Cannot read or write
    Peck, Mary 12 Domestic Servant F B b GA Cannot read or write

    Wes Covey has good information on this Gregory line in his genealogyon Ancestry.com.  This line does not seem to intersect with the familyof James Henry Gregory, my ancestor who lived in Jefferson County,Tennessee.  I find no names or information to tie that Gregory to thisline from North Carolina and Virginia.  It appears that HenryGregory's father was born in Virginia, and these Gregorys might haveultimately derived from the same Virginia Gregorys.  As of May 2013, Ihave not been able to find the connection.

    Covey provides the following information on James Jathan Gregory'sparents an siblings.

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    James Jathan GREGORY
    Sex M
    Birth 8 OCT 1817 in McMinn Co., Tn.
    Death 15 SEP 1885 in Murray Co., Ga.
    Burial 17 SEP 1885 Murray Co., Ga.

    Father Tapley GREGORY b: 15 NOV 1793 in Guilford Co., NC
    Mother Sara PIPER b: ABT 1798 in McMinn Co., Tn.

    Marriage 1 Myra BEDFORD b: 14 AUG 1820 in North Carolina
    Children
    John GREGORY b: 6 DEC 1838 in McMinn Co., Tn.
    Tapley GREGORY b: 29 MAR 1840 in McMinn Co., Tn.
    Stephen GREGORY b: 12 AUG 1841 in McMinn Co., Tn.
    James M. GREGORY b: 30 MAR 1843 in McMinn Co., Tn.
    Sara ELIZABETH b: 26 JUL 1844 in Smith Co., Tn.
    Alexander Seth GREGORY b: 30 DEC 1845 in McMinn Co., Tn.
    Nancy Maranda GREGORY b: 18 AUG 1847 in Bradley Co., Tn.
    Benjamin Addison GREGORY b: 25 MAR 1849 in Smith Co., Tn.
    William Dailey GREGORY b: 27 FEB 1851 in Smith Co., Tn.
    John Philip GREGORY b: 28 OCT 1852 in Smith Co., Tn.
    William "Bill" GREGORY b: 1854 in Smith Co., Tn.
    Mica Evaline "Evelyn" GREGORY b: 1 FEB 1854 in Smith Co., Tn.
    Henigen Henry "Hugh" GREGORY b: 4 DEC 1875 in Smith Co., Tn.
    Robert Pharis GREGORY b: 1 JAN 1859 in Smith Co., Tn.
    Joseph GREGORY b: 29 JAN 1862 in Bradley Co., Tn.
    --  Wes Covey,http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wescovey&id=I000144
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    In 1880, Jathan's wife reported is his second wife, Martha, maidenname unknown.  Myra Bedford Gregory died in 1875.

    1880 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia, 25 June, McDonaldDistrict, District 29, page 155, Hse #256, Fam #265
    Gregory, Jathan  W M 62   Farmer Cannot read or write TN TN TN
    Gregory, Martha M  W F 54 Dau Single Housekeeper Cannot read or writeNC NC NC
    Gregory, Jathan R W M 21 Son Single Working on Farm TN TN NC
    Tain, Sarah W F 19 F Hireling Single Laborer SC SC SC
    Carol, John W M 15 Bound Boy Single Works on Farm GA NC NC
    Carol, Mary W F 12 Bound Girl Single Laborer GA NC NC
    Carol, William W M 9 Bound Boy Single  GA NC NC

    The enumerator in 1880 has reported Jathan R Gregory's birth place,however, as though Martha is his mother.  Jathan's mother is reportedas born in North Carolina, as for Martha, rather than Tennessee asreported in 1870 for Myra.

    Jathan Gregory
    Birth 1817
    Death 1885
    Burial Gregory Family Cemetery, Chatsworth, Murray County, Georgia
    Created by Laurie Wilson Jun 05, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #70907233,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=GREG&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=12&GScntry=4&GSsr=521&GRid=70907233&&ftm=1

Sources

  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Wes Covey,
  • 2. 1850 Federal Census, Bradley County, Tennessee
    • 22 September, page 140, Hse/Fam #35
  • 3. 1880 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 25 June, McDonald District, District 29, page 155, Hse #256, Fam #265
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. Family Data Collection - Births
  • 6. 1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 22 July, McDonald District, PO Spring Place, page 4, Hse/Fam 26
  • 7. 1860 Federal Census, Bradley County, Tennessee
    • 6 August, District 3, page 253, Hse/Fam #1672
  • 8. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
  • 9. Ancestry Comments
  • 10. 1880 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 15 June, McDonald District, District 155, page 16, Hse #138, Fam #144
  • 11. 1850 Federal Census, Bradley County, Tennessee
    • 22 September, Page 140, Hse/Fam #35
  • 12. 1870 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 21 July, District 1013, PO Spring Place, page 3 (scan 545), Hse/Fam
  • 13. Ancestry Trees
  • 14. 1900 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 13 June, McDonalds, District 71, page 9B, Hse #160, Fam #183
  • 15. 1910 Federal Census, Murray County, Georgia
    • 15 June, Chatsworth, District 107, page 5A,  Hse #83, Fam #84
  • 16. U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865

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