James Henry GREGORY Julia A 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 Letha FEW Dock Patrick GREGORY Henrietta GREGORY Sarah E GREGORY Malinda Caldonia GREGORY George GREGORY Cora F GREGORY William Richard GREGORY Rachel LEWIS Mini tree diagram
Andrew Jackson GREGORY

Andrew Jackson GREGORY1,2,3,9,10,11,12,4,5,8,6,7

7th Sep 18502,3,9 - 10th Nov 19369,8,7

Life History

7th Sep 1850

Born in Cherokee County, Alabama.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

(most likely)

about 1851

Born in Tennessee.2,3,9

(less likely)

27th May 1877

Married Letha FEW in Cocke County, Tennessee.18

29th Mar 1879

Birth of daughter Mary Etta GREGORY in Jefferson County, Tennessee.13,8

29th Jun 1881

Birth of son James Henry GREGORY in Dandridge Jefferson, Tennessee.14,4,7,6

11th Apr 1884

Birth of son Arthur M GREGORY in Jefferson County, Tennessee.15,4,9

10th Aug 1885

Birth of daughter Harriet Rachel GREGORY in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee.4,11,16,17

Sep 1888

Birth of daughter Mattie Katherine GREGORY in Jefferson County, Tennessee.4,18

May 1892

Birth of daughter Ethel Viola GREGORY in Jefferson County, Tennessee.5,4

17th Oct 1892

Birth of son George Francis GREGORY in Jefferson County, Tennessee.4,15,19,7,6

1st Jun 1897

Birth of daughter Martha Jane GREGORY in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee.5,4,16,6

19th May 1898

Birth of son Lester Lee GREGORY in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee.4,20,15,21,17,7,22

31st Mar 1930

Death of Letha FEW in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee.6

10th Nov 1936

Died in Chestnut Hill, Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee.9,8,7

12th Nov 1936

Buried in Taft Cemetery, Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee.8,7

Notes

  • The nickname Jack 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 (my aunt).

    Note that in the 1860 Cherokee County, Alabama, census, AndrewJackson's middle initial is given as G.  Would this indicate that thefamily themselves had given this as the middle initial, or hadindicated that the middle name was spelled with a G?  The enumeratorhas a very skilled and educated hand, so it does not seem he wouldhave mis-spelled Jackson with a G if he knew this was the middle name,unless otherwise instructed.

    The 1860 census reports Andrew G as age 10, which would lead to anestimated birth year of 1850.  Also the birth state of Andrew isreported as Tennessee, like his parents.  Howver, we know his parentswere living in Cherokee County, Alabama, when he was born.

    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  Andrew G 10 M born Tenn [b abt 1850]

    1870 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 16 August, District5, PO Trion, page 10, Hse/Fam #71
    Henry Gregory 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] [Noliteracy report]
    Jackson Gregory 19 M W b Alabama [b abt 1851] Cannot read or write

    Reported in 1880 Jefferson County Census as Jackson Gregory(Ancestry.com transcribes it as Gregary).  They transcribe the name ofJackson and his father Henry as Gregary, while the name of brother(Dock) Patrick and his household was transcribed as Gregory.

    The 1880 census reports Jack as age 27.  This would place his birthapproximately 1852.  However, exact date of birth of younger brotherDock Patrick in September of 1852 leads to an estimate of 1851 aslatest possible birth year for Jack.  His wife is named Letha.  In1900 her name is reported as Lethy (Letha), and in 1910 Leathy.

    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

    The ages vary from census to census:
    1860, Andrew,G age 10, birth year 1850
    1870, Jackson, age 19, birth year 1851
    1880, Jackson, age 27, birth year 1853
    1900, Andrew J, age 50, b Nov 1849
    1910, Jackson, age 55. birth year 1855
    1930, Andrew J, age 78, birth yeat 1852
    1860, 1870, 1900 and 1930 are close enough to make a set, with birthbetween 1850 and 1852.

    By 1900, the family has grown considerably.

    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

    Mary's middle initial here has changed from A to E.  Two of the girlshave similar names.  Mattie is the nickname for Martha, but the childafter her appears to be called Marthy Martha) J(ane?).  This isconfirmed in the 1910 census.

    In 1910, Leathy's 9 children are all still well an 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 1900, Martha (Marthy) was reported as only 10, and born in May1890.  Thus she gained 14 years by the 1910 census.  Mattie alsogained 14 years between 1900 and 1910.  In 1900, there was a daughternamed Ethel V, which would match the name of Viola we find later in1930.  Minnie in 1910 matches Harriett in 1900.  And notice that theage of everyone is increased only 4-6 years since 1900.

    The name Ola in 1910 could be a nickname for Viola.  We see Ethel alsogained 14 years between 1900 and 1910.  The name Viola in 1930 matchesthe middle initial of Ethel, but her age is about 8 years too young.If she was 12 in 1910, we would expect her to be 32 in 1930, but sheis reported as 24!

    I finally found this famliy in the 1920 census.  They are living notfar away from Jim and Mollie Strange.

    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

    Ages continue to be a frustration with this family.  The child herenamed Jannie [Janie], age 23, matches closely with Martha J in 1910,age 14.  But Marthy J in 1900 is reported as only 10 years old, with abirth date of May 1890!

    Andrew's wife Leathy died in March 1930 Andrew.  Though he is now awidower, in the 1930 census 2 weeks after he burial on 1 April 1930 heis reported as married.  He is maintaining his household with threesingle adult children.  Her death certificate, which was found fiveyears after entering the 1930 census, reports that she died 31 March1930.

    1930 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 18 April, CivilDistrict 8, Enumeration District 14, page 5A, Hse/Fam #90
    Gregory, Andrew J Head Owns M W 78 Married  Married at age 27 cannotread or write AL TN TN Farmer
    Gregory, Jamie Dau F W 26 Single can read and write TN AL TN
    Gregory, Viola Dau F W 24 Single can read and write TN AL TN
    Gregory, Arthur Son M W 44 Single can read and write TN AL TN Laborer

    Next door is Andrew's son George with his wife and children.

    1930 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 18 April, CivilDistrict 8, Enumeration District 14, page 5A, Hse/Fam #91
    Gregory, George Head Rents M W 78 Married at age 27 can read or writeTN AL SC Farmer
    Gregory, Clarice (?) Wife F W 24 Married at age 20 can read and writeTN TN TN
    Gregory, Truk M Dau F W 3 TN TN TN
    Gregory, George Jr Son M W 1 TN TN TN

    After years of unsucessful searching, I finally found in May 2013 themaiden name of Andrew's mother.  His death certificate reports hismother as Rachael Lewis.

    His death record reports he died in Dandridge, but was to be buried inTaft.  The county is not reported, but I find Taft is anunincorporated place in Lincoln County.  Perhaps one of his childrenlived in Taft.  Or maybe there was another place called Taft in Cockeor Jefferson County.  His wife Leathy was buried in Chestnut HillCemetery, Dandridge.

    Lincoln County is in south central Tennessee on the border withAlabama, north of Huntsville.  This death certificate reports hisbirth date as 7 Sep 1850, while the 1900 had said Nov 1849.

    Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958
    Certificate #27446
    A J Gregory
    Birth 7 Sep 1850 Tennessee
    Age 86, Death 10 Nov 1936 at home, Chestnut Hill, Dandridge, JeffersonCounty, Tennessee
    Burial 12 Nov 1936 Taft [Dandridge, Jefferson County] By John C Holder& Co, Newport, Cocke, Tennessee
    Widowed White Male
    Occupation: Farmer
    Father Henry Gregory born Alabama
    Mother Rachael Lewis born Tennessee
    Informant Charlie Gregory, Dandridge
    Filed 10 December 1936

    Several sources and lists of cemeteries have the anme of the cemeteryas Taff, rather than Taft as on the death certificate and on Find aGrave.

    Andrew Gregory
    Birth 1850 Tennessee
    Death Nov. 10, 1936 Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Children James Henry Gregory (1881 - 1944)
    Burial Taft Cemetery,  Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee, Plot:Row 11 Plot 15
    Created by Jamie Mathis Ottinger Jul 01, 2013
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #113186055,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=113186055

    The burial place of Andrew's wife Letha Few Greogry has not beenfound.  Her death certificate reports that she was to be buried in theChestnut Hill Cemetery near Dandridge, but her name does not appear onany records, and there is no memorial in the apparently complete liston Find a Grave.  She does not appear in any of three separate listsof burials in Taft/Taff Cemetery.

Sources

  • 1. 1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 16 June, Civil District 5, Enumeration District 177, p 34B, Hse #281,
  • 2. 1860 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Alabama
    • 11 June, District 3, PO Ringgold, page 7, Hse/Fam #37
  • 3. 1870 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 16 August, District 5, PO Trion, page 10, Hse/Fam #71
  • 4. 1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 16 June, Civil District 17, Enumeration District 55, page 10A, Hse/Fam
  • 5. 1920 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 7 January, Civil District 8, Enumeration District 78, page 3A, Chesnut
  • 6. Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958
  • 7. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 8. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955
  • 9. 1930 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 16 April, Civil District 8, Enumeration District 14, page 4B, Hse/Fam
  • 10. Mary Ellen Parker Genealogy Research
  • 11. 1910 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 4 May, District 8, Enumeration District 77, page 10A, Hse/Fam #150
  • 12. Alfred Gregory, email in discussion list, April 2000
  • 13. 1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • 14. 1920 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 2 January, Dsitrict 8, Enumeration District 32, page 1B,  Hse/Fam #16
  • 15. Social Security Death Index
  • 16. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  • 17. Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909
  • 18. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
  • 19. 1940 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 8 May, Civil District 4, Enumeration District 15-7, page 8B, Hse #125,
  • 20. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 21. Gregory Lester Lee Bible
  • 22. 1940 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 9 May, 8th District, Enumeration District 45-15, Page 9B, Hse #148,

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