James Henry GREGORY Julia A GREGORY Andrew Jackson GREGORY Willlam Henry Harrison GREGORY Charles Bluford GREGORY George Thomas GREGORY Edd GREGORY Minnie GREGORY John GREGORY Andy GREGORY Lucy GREGORY Dock GREGORY Wiley GREGORY Mack GREGORY Julia Ann Clementine STRANGE Henrietta GREGORY Sarah E GREGORY Malinda Caldonia GREGORY George GREGORY Cora F GREGORY William Richard GREGORY Rachel LEWIS Mini tree diagram
Dock Patrick GREGORY

Dock Patrick GREGORY11,3,12,4,13,2,5,10,6

8th Sep 18523,4,5,6 - 12th May 19473,6

Life History

8th Sep 1852

Born in Cherokee County, Alabama.3,4,5,6

1860

Resident in District 3, Cherokee, Alabama.10

11th Aug 1879

Licence obtained for marriage to Julia Ann Clementine STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.14

13th Aug 1879

Married Julia Ann Clementine STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.3,14,34,6

13th Aug 1879

Married in Jefferson County, Tennessee.3

11th May 1880

Birth of son Willlam Henry Harrison GREGORY in Tennessee.16,15,12,6

25th Dec 1881

Birth of son Charles Bluford GREGORY in Newport, Cocke, Tennessee.17,16,3,18,6,13

27th Jan 1884

Birth of son George Thomas GREGORY in Newport, Cocke, Tennessee.9,19,20,21,2,22,23,24,6

18th Nov 1885

Birth of son Edd GREGORY in Newport, Cocke, Tennessee.21,3,16,13,2,6

1888

Death of daughter Minnie GREGORY in Newport, Cocke, Tennessee.3

17th May 1888

Birth of daughter Minnie GREGORY in Newport, Cocke, Tennessee.3

22nd Jun 1890

Birth of son John GREGORY in Newport, Cocke, Tennessee.19,6,25

29th May 1892

Birth of son Andy GREGORY in Newport, Cocke, Tennessee.26,3,27,18,28,20,6,25,29

16th Aug 1893

Birth of daughter Lucy GREGORY in Newport, Cocke, Tennessee.30,2,3,31,18,32,6

between 1894 and 1895

Resident in Moved family from Tennessee to north Texas.1

1895

Death of son Dock GREGORY in McKinney, Collin, Texas.3

2nd Oct 1895

Birth of son Dock GREGORY in McKinney, Collin, Texas.3

17th Sep 1897

Birth of son Wiley GREGORY in McKinney, Collin, Texas.3,33,18,17

1900

Residence2 in Township 4, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.2

1901

Death of son Mack GREGORY in Earl, Johnston, Oklahoma Territory.3

1901

Residence3 in Earl, Johnston, Oklahoma Territory.7

24th Jun 1901

Birth of son Mack GREGORY in Earl, Johnston, Oklahoma Territory.3

1910

Residence4 in Richland, Stephens, Oklahoma.8

between 1920 and 1940

Residence5 in Elmore, Garvin, Oklahoma.4,9

18th Nov 1931

Death of son Willlam Henry Harrison GREGORY in Antioch, Garvin, Oklahoma.15,6

28th May 1935

Death of Julia Ann Clementine STRANGE in Antioch, Garvin, Oklahoma.3,34

12th May 1947

Died in Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma.3,6

14th May 1947

Buried in Antioch Cemetery, Antioch, Garvin, Oklahoma.3,6

Notes

  • Family Tradition reports that Dock Patrick had Black Dutch (AmericanIndian) ancestry.  No one has definite information on what Indiantribe, but the areas of residence in the east indicate Cherokee.  TheCherokees settled at various places along the same westerly migrationroute of the Gregory families, from North Carolina through Tennesseeand into Oklahoma, where two Cherokee Nations settled and merged, anda third was later established.

    I have not yet found any independent evidence of either parent orancestor with a Cherokee (or other Indian) spouse.  This type ofinformation is often undocumented in that era.  Loretta Gregory Gayhas done extensive research on the Gregorys among the Cherokee, aswell as the Choctaw, but has found no definite connection.

    Dock's grandchildren remembered the names of their aunts and uncles asfollows:
    William Henry Harrison, Charlie Bluford, George Thomas, Ed or Eddie,Minnie, John, Andy, Lucy, Dock (who died as an infant in 1895), Wileyand Mack (also died as an infant in 1901).
    --  Oral information from Loretta Gregory Gay and Lou Ila GregoryJenkins, and email from great-grandson Alfred Gregory on GregoryDiscussion List, RootsWeb, 30 April 2000

    I include in this genealogy documentation of these children of Dockand Julia from public records.  Names from census to census areinconsistent.  Ages are inconsistently reported in the Censuses.  Dockis listed under various names.

    Loretta Gregory Gay and sisters knew their grandfather's name as DockPatrick Gregory.
    The 1860 Cherokee County, Alabama, Federal Census gives his name as"Patrick."
    The 1870 Jefferson County, Tennessee, Federal Census lists him as"Patrick E."
    In 1880 still in Jefferson County, Tennessee, we find him listed againas "Patrick."
    In 1900 now in Chickasaw Nation, and recorded as "Doctor Gregory."
    In the 1910 Stephens County, Oklahoma, census he is listed as "Dock"
    The 1920 Garvin County, Oklahoma, census reports him as "Dock G."
    Descendants have not figured out what the initial G or E might standfor.  These are probably enumerator errors.

    1860 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Alabama, 11 June, District 3, PORinggold, page 7, Hse/Fam #37
    Gregory, Henry   35 M Farmer born Tenn
    Gregory, Reachael 30 M Domestic born Tenn
    Gregory, Patrick 4 M  born Ala

    1870 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 16 August, District5, PO Trion, page 10, Hse/Fam #71
    Henry Gregory M 50 M W Wagon Maker $767 Personal Estate b TennesseeCannot read or write
    Rachel Gregory 43 F W  Keeps House  b Tennessee [b abt 1827]
    Julia A Gregory 21 F W b Alabama [b abt 1849] Cannot read or write
    Jackson Gregory 19 M W b Alabama [b abt 1851] Cannot read or write
    Henrietta Gregory 17 F W b Alabama [b abt 1853] Cannot read or write
    Patrick E Gregory 15 M W b Alabama [b abt 1853] Cannot read or write

    The 1870 census record also has a discrepancy in the ages for fatherHenry and child Patrick, with a change of 15 years for Henry and 8years for Patrick.  Census records from this era exhibit a high numberof discrepancies, likely partly due to the lack of literacy or focuson detail of both the enumerators and the populace being enumerated.

    The actual birth date is known from family sources as 8 September1852.  Here are the census reports and the birth year they yield.Census ages could vary up to two years due to difference of birthmonth and census month.  Note that the 1880 census yields a differenceof 6 years!

    1860 (Tenn), p. 7: 37/37 -- Patrick, age 4, yields birth year of abt1856;
    1870 (Tenn), p. 10: 71/71 -- Patrick E., age 15,  yields birth year ofabt 1855;
    1880 (Tenn), p. 516: 290/294 -- Patrick Gregory, age 22 yields birthyear of abt 1858;
    1900 (Chickasaw Nation), p. 27A: 404/404 -- Doctor Gregory, age 44yields birth year of abt 1856;
    1910 (Okla), p 6B No Hse/Fam # -- Dolf Gegery, age 56,  yields birthyear of abt 1854;
    1920 (Okla), (no p): 188/200 -- Dock G. Gregory, age 67,  yields birthyear of abt 1853
    1930 (Okla), (p 10B): 183/192 -- Doc G. Gregory, age 78,  yields birthyear of abt 1852

    1880 Jefferson Co, Tennessee, Federal Census lists Dock separately asPatrick Gregory, with wife Julia A. C.; an age discrepancy occurs herealso, with age as 22, only 8 years again from the last census.

    1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 17 June, CivilDistrict 5, Enumeration District 177, p 35, Hse #290, Fam #284
    Gregory, Patrick  W M  22  Farmer TN TN TN
    Gregory, Julia A C  W F   24  Wife  Keeping Hse  TN TN TN
    Gregory, William H H  W M 1M born May Son TN TN TN

    Most of Doc and Julia's children were born in Tennessee.  They movedto north Texas with all their living children in about 1894-5.  SonDock was born near McKinney, Collin County, Texas, in 1895.  Wiley wasborn on the same farm near McKinney in 1897.  Sometime before July1900, when the US census was taken, they moved to Oklahoma Territory.When he moved his family north of the Red River, Dock firstestablished residence near the border of Oklahoma Territory andChickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, near Earl, Oklahoma Territory.

    From the 1900 census, it appears they lived in Chickasaw Nation.  Butin June 1901, Dock and Julia's last child, Mack, was born in Earl, inJ County, Oklahoma Territory, which became Johnston County after thestate was established in 1907.  This is close to the boundary ofIndian Territory and Oklahoma Territory.  These two territories werelater merged into the new state of Oklahoma.  Mack died before the endof 1901.

    In 1900 the family were enumerated in Chickasaw Nation of IndianTerritory, not Oklahoma Territory.  They are reported resident inTownship 4 of Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.  Dock is listed asDoctor Gregory, age 44.  This census gives actual month and year ofbirth.  The birth date for Dock is September 1855.  This differs fromthe information from the family, which report an exact birth date of 8September 1852.

    1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 4 July,Township 4 South Range 4E, District 145, page 27A, Hse/Fam #402
    Doctor Gregory  Head  W M  Sep 1855  44 Married 21 yrs AL Unknown TNFarmer
    Julia Gregory Wife  W F  Jan 1855  45  Married 21 yrs TN TN TN
    William H Gregory  Son W M  May 1880  20  TN TN TN Farm Laborer
    Charles Gregory  Son W M  Dec 1881  18  TN TN TN Farm Laborer
    Thomas Gregory  Son W M  Jan 1884  16  TN TN TN Farm Laborer
    Edward Gregory  Son W M  Nov 1885  14  TN TN TN Farm Laborer
    John Gregory  Son W M  Jun 1890  9  TN TN TN
    Andrew Gregory  Son W M  May 1892  8  TN TN TN
    Lucy Gregory  Dau W F  Aug 1893  6  TN TN TN
    Wiley Gregory  Son W M  Aug 1897 2  TX TN TN

    This is the first time and last time I have seen the name Andrew forAndy.  The children were not even sure his real name was Andrew, sincehe never went by anything else but Andy.  And Andy could be what wasactually reported, but the enumerator decided to formalize it toAndrew.

    Note that in this census the place of birth of Dock's father isreported as Unknown.  Either Dock forgot (but later tried to remember,reporting Tennessee one time and Virginia another time), or theenumerator forgot what he said, or just interpolated.

    In 1910, we discover Dock and family in Richland Township of StephensCounty (near Marlow) Oklahoma.  He is recorded under the spelling ofDolf Gegery.  The writing of this enumerator is fairly legible, butspelling is awful, and he seems not to have heard correctly the formsof some names.

    1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 25 April, RichlandTownship, District 243, page 6B,  No Hse or Fam #s on this page
    Gegery, Dolf Head  M W  56  married 31 years  AL TN TN Farmer
    Gegery, July (Julie?) wife F W 55 married 31 yrs TN TN TN
    Gegery, Harison Son M W 29  TN TN TN [Note spelling with one r]
    Gegery, Charley Son M W 28  TN TN TN
    Gegery, John Son M W 19  TN TN TN
    Gegery, Anda Son M W 18  TN TN TN
    Gegery, Lucy Dau M W 16  TN TN TN
    Gegery, Wyley  Son M W 12 TN TN TN

    This 1910 census shows Dock and his family living next door to JoeGreen.  This Joe Green is Toliver Jorile Green.  His daughter Rettie(Alpharetta Mae, listed somewhat illegibly as Retta here) latermarried Dock's son Andy.  It was a exciting piece of family historyfor me to learn that my grandparents had lived next door to each otheras children.  The enumerator reports Wylie as born in Tennessee, butin fact he was born in Collin County, Texas, after the family moved.

    Notice a strange fact about this census.  The birthplace reported forDock is Alabama, but the birthplace for the father of all his childrenis Tennessee!  The reports have previously reported father'sbirthplace as Alabama, consistent with the reports for Dock himself.

    There is an interesting change in one fact in the 1920 census.  Thebirthplace of Dock's father is reported as Virginia, instead ofTennessee.
    Gregory Patrick  Head  M W  67  AL VA TN Farmer

    1920 Garvin County, Oklahoma, Federal Census lists him as Dock G.Gregory, with wife Julia A.  Children's names have some discrepanciesin this entry (like reversed names and initials, or second nameinstead of first), but generally match known names in family history.

    1920 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, 25 January, ElmoreTownship, District 25, page 11B,  Hse #188, Fam #200
    Gregory Dock G  Head  Owns Farm (Mortgaged) M W 67 AL VA TN Farmer
    Gregory Julia A  Wife F W 65 Single TN TN TN No Occupation
    Gregory Harris W Son M W 39 Single TN AL TN Farmer, Working Out
    Gregory Charles B Son M W 38 Single TN AL TN Farmer, Working Out
    Gregory Thomas G Son M W 36 Single TN AL TN Farmer, Working Out
    Gregory Edy Son M W 33 Single TN AL TN Farmer, Working Out
    Gregory Wiley Son M W 22 Single TN AL TN Farmer, Working Out

    In the 1930 census, Dock and family are still in Elmore Township,Garvin County.  The birthplace of his father is again reported asVirginia.  I would suggest that as years went by, Dock remembered theoriginal family tie to Virginia, where it appears Henry's father camefrom, and this came to mind when by this stage in his life he wasasked for the birthplace of his father.

    In previous reports his father's birthplace has been Tennessee orUnknown.  Also in the reports on Henry himself, the birthplace hasbeen reported as Tennessee.  It appears from various indicators thatHenry's parents came from Virginia, but I have not yet been able tospecify details of his parents to definitely confirm this.  Butindications are also that Henry Gregory was born in Tennessee, notVirginia.

    Note that in 1930, grandson Dave Tugman is living with Dock's family.There are still 5 sons living with Dock and Julia in 1930.

    1930 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, 18 April, ElmoreTownship, District 25-8, page 10B, Hse #183, Fam #192
    Gregory, Doc G   Head  M W  78  AL VA TN Farmer
    Gregory, Julia A  Wife   F  W  74  TN TN TN
    Gregory, Harrison W Son M W 49 TN AL TN Labor
    Gregory, Ed  Son M W 39 TN AL TN  Labor
    Gregory, John  Son M W 35 TN AL TN  Labor
    Tugman, David M Grandson M W 15 OK OK TN

    Dock's wife Julia Ann died in 1935.  In 1940, two of his sons areliving with him on his farm.  Charley has been divorced from his wifeand Edd is still at home and working as a farm laborer.  Edd nevermarried.

    1940 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, no date, Elmore,District 25-6, page 3A, Hse #42, Owns farm $200
    Gregory, D Patric Head M W 84 Widow Grade 2 b Alabama same house in1935
    Gregory, Charley Son M W 58 Divorced Grade 8 b Tenn same house in 1935
    Gregory, Edd Son M W 53 Single Grade 8 b Tenn same house in 1935 FarmLaborer

    Family sources say that Dock and his wife Julia Ann are both buried inthe Antioch Cemtery, in the Antioch community, near Elmore City,Garvin County, Oklahoma.  But their names do not appear on any ofthree different lists of burials in Antioch Cemetery, including hememorials on Find a Grave.  They are not listed in the short list forElmore City either.  I created memoirals on Find a Grave for Dock andJulia in Antioch Cemtery based on family knowledge of their burialthere.

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    Dock Patrick Gregory
    Birth Sep. 8, 1852 Cherokee County, Alabama
    Death May 12, 1947 Antioch, Garvin County, Oklahoma

    Dock was born to James Henry Gregory and Rachel Lewis in CherokeeCounty, Alabama. He married Julia Ann Clementine Strange in JeffersonCounty, Tennessee on 13 Aug 1879.

    They moved to Collin County, Texas, about 1895, and moved on toChickasaw Nation about 1899.

    Family information reports that both Dock and his wife Julia Ann, aswell as their oldest son William, were buried in the Antioch,Oklahoma, Cemetery. But their names do not appear on burial liststhere.

    Spouse Julia Ann Clementine Strange Gregory (1855 - 1935)
    Children:
    William Henry Harrison Gregory (1880 - 1931)
    Charles Bluford Gregory (1881 - 1979)
    George Thomas Gregory (1884 - 1982)
    Edd Gregory (1885 - 1958)
    John Gregory (1890 - 1993)
    Andy Gregory (1892 - 1975)
    Lucy Carter (1893 - 1970)

    Burial Antioch Cemetery, Antioch, Garvin County, Oklahoma

    Created by Orville Jenkins Feb 23, 2015
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #142992655,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=142992655
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Sources

  • 1. Alfred Gregory, email in discussion list, April 2000
  • 2. 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • 4 July, Township 4 South Range 4E, District 145, page 27A, Hse/Fam
  • 3. Loretta Gregory Gay Genealogical Research
  • 4. 1930 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 18 April, Elmore Twnshp, District 25-8, page 10B, Hse #183, Fam #192
  • 5. 1870 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 16 August, District 5, PO Trion, page 10, Hse/Fam #71
  • 6. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 7. Loretta Gregory Gay Genealogical Research
    • Dock Gregory Family Group Record
  • 8. 1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 25 April, Richland Township, District 243, page 6B, no hse/fam numbers
  • 9. 1920 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 25 January, District 25, page 11B,  Hse #188, Fam #200
  • 10. 1860 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Alabama
    • 11 June, District 3, PO Ringgold, page 7, HseFam #37
  • 11. Mary Ellen Parker Genealogy Research
    • Census references and analysis
  • 12. 1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 17 June, Civil District 5, Enumeration District 177, p 35, Hse #290,
  • 13. 1940 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • no date, Elmore, District 25-6, page 3A, Hse #42, Owns farm $200
  • 14. Marriage Records, Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • 15. Loretta Gregory Gay Genealogical Research
    • I started my genealogy of the Gregorys and Greens with the extensive
  • 16. 1920 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 25 January, Elmore Township, District 25, page 11B,  Hse #188, Fam
  • 17. SSDI Broderbund Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 6
  • 18. 1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 25 April, Richland Township, District 243, page 6B,  No Hse or Fam #s
  • 19. Loretta Gregory Gay Genealogical Research
    • Dock Patrick Gregory Family Sheet
  • 20. Social Security Death Index
  • 21. 1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 20 April, Lincoln Township, District 42, page 4A,  Hse #50, Fam #51
  • 22. Gravestone of George T and Fannie B Gregory, Springer Cemetery,Springer, Carter, Oklahoma
  • 23. 1940 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 25 April, Lindsay, District 25-11, page 11A, Hse #199, Owns $200
  • 24. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 25. 1920 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 5 February, Lindsay Township, District 28, page 7B, Hse #129, Fam #128
  • 26. U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 27. 1940 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 8 April, Lindsay, District 25-12, page: 5B, House 50, Rented
  • 28. Alpharetta Mae Gregory, names in a Bible
  • 29. Obituary of Andy Gregory, Rocky Point, south of Lindsay, Oklahoma
  • 30. 1930 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 8 April, Lindsay, District 10, page 3B, Hse/Fam #35
  • 31. 1940 Federal Census, Kern County, California
    • 10 April, Bakersfield, District 15-10, page 8B, 829 Lincoln St, Hse
  • 32. California, Death Index, 1940-1997
  • 33. 1930 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 9 April, Hope Township, District 9, page 4B, Hse #67, Fam #69
  • 34. Find a Grave Comment

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