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 William Richard GREGORY Mini tree diagram

Rachel LEWIS4,5,5,1,2,6,7,5,8,3

Jun 18301,2,3 - before 19101

Life History

Jun 1830

Born in Tennessee.1,2,3

20th Nov 1847

Married James Henry GREGORY in Jefferson County, Tennessee.1,8

about 1848

Birth of daughter Julia A GREGORY in Cherokee County, Alabama.5,9,6,10,11

between 1850 and 1860

Residence1 in District 3, Cherokee, Alabama.2,3

7th Sep 1850

Birth of son Andrew Jackson GREGORY in Cherokee County, Alabama.7,9,6,12,13,14,15

8th Sep 1852

Birth of son Dock Patrick GREGORY in Cherokee County, Alabama.16,17,6,15

about 1853

Birth of daughter Henrietta GREGORY in Cherokee County, Alabama.9,18,6

about 1859

Birth of daughter Sarah E GREGORY in Cherokee County, Alabama.6,9

12th Apr 1861

Birth of daughter Malinda Caldonia GREGORY in Cherokee County, Alabama.18,6,5

about 1865

Birth of son George GREGORY in Cherokee County, Alabama.18,6

about 1868

Birth of daughter Cora F GREGORY in Cherokee County, Alabama.6,18

Sep 1871

Birth of son William Richard GREGORY in Jefferson County, Tennessee.19,1,20,15,18,21

after 1880

Death of son George GREGORY.18

before 1910

Death of James Henry GREGORY in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee.1

before 1910

Died in Jefferson County, Tennessee.1

before 1910

Buried in Jefferson County, Tennessee

Other facts

 

Residence2 in Jefferson County, Tennessee

Notes

  • The record of Rachel Lewis' marriage to Henry Gregory and wasoriginally reported as Tennessee based on circumstantial information.Her maiden name was unknown until May 2013, when the marriage recordwas found in Tennessee records made available by Ancestry.com.

    In her marriage record, her name is spelled Rachel.  In some recordsand family genealogies it is spelled Rachael.  This record gave meHenry's full name, recording him as James H.

    Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
    Rachel Lewis
    Spouse James H Gregory
    Marriage 20 Nov 1847 Jefferson County

    1850 Federal Census, Cherokee  County, Alabama, 7 February 1851 [sic],District 26, page 118, Hse/Fam 821
    Henry Gregory  25 M  Farmer  born Tenn  Cannot read and write
    Rachel Gregory 21 F born Tenn  Cannot read and write
    Julia Gregory 1 F born Ala

    The 1860 Cherokee, Alabama, Federal Census spells her name Rachael.

    1860 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Alabama, 11 June, District 3, PORinggold, page 7, Hse/Fam #37
    Henry Gregory 35 M Farmer born Tenn
    Rachael Gregory 30 F Domestic born Tenn
    Julia Gregory 11 F born Tenn
    Andrew G Gregory 10 M born Tenn
    Henrietta Gregory 7 F  born Ala
    Patrick Gregory 4 M  born Ala
    Sarah Gregory A 1 F  born Ala

    Census reports are inconsistent in reporting the age of Rachel.
    1850 Cherokee County, Alabama, Federal Census indicates 21 years old(thus born in 1829-30).
    1860 Cherokee County, Alabama, Federal Census indicates 30 years old(thus born in 1830).
    1870 Jefferson County, Tennessee, Federal Census indicates 43 yearsold (thus born in 1827).
    1880 Jefferson County, Tennessee, Federal Census indicates 58 yearsold (thus born in 1822).
    1900 Jefferson County, Tennessee, Federal Census indicates 69 yearsold.
    Actual birth month and year are reported in 1900 as June 1830.

    The censuses indicate that Henry and Rachel moved to Alabama soonafter they married and their first daughter was born therein abotu1848.  Henry was born in Tennessee and the Gregory family later movedback there, between 1860 and 1870.  It would seem most likely thatHenry and Rachel met when Henry was still living in Tennessee, or whenhe had made a trip back from Tennessee for some reason, and theymarried there, then moved to Cherokee County, Alabama.

    Gregory family tradition also records a memory of another sibling ofDock Gregory named Lynn.  Censuses indicate no child by this name.

    Other names in family tradition match with names found in censusesthat seem to correlate with the family of Dock Patrick Gregory'sparents:
    Bill = William
    Jack = Andrew Jackson
    Retta = Henrietta

    I estimated the marriage in 1848, as an estimate based on the birth oftheir first child.  In the 1850 Federal Census, Jefferson County,Tennessee, Julia A is reported as 1 year old.  The marriage record,found only in 2013, reported the date as 20 November 1847.

    It was only after years of searching without success that I finally inMay 2013 I found a record reporting Rachel's maiden name.  I found forthe first a death certificate for her son Andrew Jackson Gregory,reporting his mother as Rachel Lewis, born in Tennessee.  The deathcertificate reports that Andrew (A J) died in Dandridge, but wasburied in Taft.  Taft is an unincorporated community in LincolnCounty, Tennessee.  Lincoln is in South Central Tennessee.  Here hername is spelled Rachael.

    Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955
    A J Gregory
    Birth 7 Sep 1850 Tennessee
    Age 86, Death 10 Nov 1936 Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Burial 12 Nov 1936 Taft
    Widowed White Male, Farmer
    Father Henry Gregory born Alabama
    Mother Rachael Lewis born Tennessee

    The maiden name opened up a new avenue of searching which led to theirmarriage record.  This revealed that Henry's full name was JamesHenry.

    Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
    Rachel Lewis
    Spouse James H Gregory
    Marriage 20 Nov 1847 Jefferson County

    After learning Rachel's (Rachael's) maiden name, I reviewed sourceinformation, and found that in the 1960 census, the family enumeratednext door to Henry and Rachael Gregory was named Lewis.  Examinationof the family configuration and ages suggested that Chrisman and Annawere the parents and siblings of Rachael Lewis Gregory.  Or perhapsChrisman, at age 48, was an older brother of Rachael, age 30 in 1860.A quick check on genealogies found no child or sibling of ChrismanLewis named Rachael/Rachel.  Perhaps they were cousins.  Chrisman andRachael were both born in Tennessee.

    1860 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Alabama, 11 June, District 3, PORinggold, page 7, Hse/Fam #36
    Chrisman Lewis 48 M Farmer born Tenn
    Anna (Webb) Lewis 46  Domestic born Tenn
    Abigil [sic] Lewis 19 F Domestic born Tenn
    Anderson Lewis 18 M Farming born Tenn
    Sarah Lewis 16 F  Domestic born Tenn
    Margaret Lewis 14 F  Domestic born Ala
    Lorenzo D Lewis 4 M  born Ala
    Lewis, George C 10 M  born Ala
    Lewis, James W 8 M  born Ala
    Lewis, Joseph W 8 M  born Ala

    Henry and Rachel moved from Cherokee County, Alabama, back toJefferson County, Tennessee some time between 1860 and 1870.

    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
    Sarah E Gregory 11 F W b Alabama [b abt 1859] Cannot read or write
    Mahala Gregory 9 F W b Alabama [b abt 1861] Cannot read or write
    George Gregory 4 M W b Alabama [b abt 1866] Cannot read or write
    Cora F Gregory 1 F W b Alabama [b abt 1869] Cannot read or write

    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, Henrietter W F  24  Dau  At Home  TN TN TN Cannot read orwrite
    Gregory, Malinda W F  22   Dau  At Home TN TN TN Cannot read or write
    Gregory, George W M   15 Son   Farm Hand TN TN TN Cannot read or write
    Gregory, Cora W F  12 Dau  TN TN TN Cannot read or write
    Gregory, William R  W M  8  Son   TN TN TN Cannot read or write

    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  10children/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/1living TN TN TN
    Gregory, George R Son W M  Sept 1899  8mos  TN TN TN

    The 1900 census is the last public record I have found for eitherRachael (Rachel) or Henry.  I conclude from this that they died atsome time between the 1900 and 1910 censuses.  No searches haveuncovered their death records or burial information.  But as far as weknow otherwise, Henry and Rachel never moved away from JeffersonCounty, Tennessee.

Sources

  • 1. 1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 20 June, 5th Civil District, Enumeration District 45, page 10A, Hse
  • 2. 1860 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Alabama
    • 11 June, District 3, PO Ringgold, page 1, HseFam #37
  • 3. 1850 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Alabama
    • 7 February 1851 [sic], 26th District, Page 61A , Hse #821
  • 4. Mary Ellen Parker Genealogy Research
    • Email of 4 May 2000 to Alfred and Pam Gregory
  • 5. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955
  • 6. 1870 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 16 August, District 5, PO Trion, page 10, Hse/Fam #71
  • 7. 1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 16 June, Civil District 5, Enumeration District 177, p 34B, Hse #281,
  • 8. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
  • 9. 1860 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Alabama
    • 11 June, District 3, PO Ringgold, page 7, Hse/Fam #37
  • 10. 1850 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Alabama
    • 7 February 1851 [sic], District 26, page 118, Hse/Fam 821
  • 11. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #63718379,
  • 12. 1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 16 June, Civil District 17, Enumeration District 55, page 10A, Hse/Fam
  • 13. 1920 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 7 January, Civil District 8, Enumeration District 78, page 3A, Chesnut
  • 14. Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958
  • 15. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 16. Loretta Gregory Gay Genealogical Research
  • 17. 1930 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 18 April, Elmore Twnshp, District 25-8, page 10B, Hse #183, Fam #192
  • 18. 1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 16 June, Civil District 5, Enumeration District 177, p 34B, Hse #280,
  • 19. 1930 Federal Census, Cocke County, Tennessee
    • 28 April, District 6, page 20A, District 15, State Hwy 9, Hse #393,
  • 20. One World Tree (sm)
    • http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=97316671&st=1
  • 21. 1910 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 26 April, Civil District 5, page 3B, District 71, Hse #53, Fam #54

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