Andrew Jackson 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 Letha Louise Elizabeth GREGORY Margaret Eleanor GREGORY Jack Vance GREGORY David Few GREGORY Mattie Kathryn GREGORY Living GREGORY Living GREGORY Living GREGORY Living GREGORY Zella Love VANCE Letha FEW Mini tree diagram
Lester Lee GREGORY

Lester Lee GREGORY8,1,9,2,3,4,10,5,6,7

19th May 18988 - 5th Sep 19633,6,7

Life History

19th May 1898

Born in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

(most likely)

about 1900

Born in Jefferson County, Tennessee.8

(less likely)

8th Oct 1919

Married Zella Love VANCE in Newport, Cocke, Tennessee.10,4

4th Aug 1920

Birth of daughter Letha Louise Elizabeth GREGORY in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee.4,7,11,6,12,13,14

15th Feb 1922

Birth of daughter Margaret Eleanor GREGORY in Jefferson County, Tennessee.4,7,11

7th Feb 1924

Birth of son Jack Vance GREGORY in McMinn County, Tennessee.6,4,7,11,13,15,6,15

22nd Oct 1930

Birth of son David Few GREGORY in Sweetwater, McMinn, Tennessee.7,6,13,4,14

20th Sep 1939

Birth of daughter Mattie Kathryn GREGORY in Jefferson County, Tennessee.16,6

5th Sep 1963

Died in Maryville, Blount, Tennessee.3,6,7

after 5th Sep 1963

Buried in Clarks Grove Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee.6

Other facts

 

Birth of daughter Living GREGORY

 

Birth of daughter Living GREGORY

 

Birth of son Living GREGORY

 

Birth of daughter Living GREGORY

Notes

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    Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909
    (Front Side)
    Lester Lee Gregory
    Residence Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee
    Birth 19 May 1898 Rural, Dandridge, Jefferson County
    Father Andrew Jackson Gregory born Alabama
    Mother Letha Fue born South Carolina
    (Signed) Lester Gregory 23rd May 1942
    Notarized Johnnie Bettis, Dep County Clerk

    Abstract of Supporting Evidence
    1 Family Bible Record (very old record, date not given)
    2 Affidavit James Gregory (reverse side) Dec 17, 1942
    3 Affidavit W H Hance (reverse side) May 23, 1942
    Information as stated in above documents
    1 Birth May 19, 1898 Dandridge, Tenn Father Andrew Jackson GregoryMother Letha Fue
    2 Birth May 19, 1898 Dandridge, Tenn Father Andrew Jackson GregoryMother Letha Fue
    3 Birth May 19, 1898 Dandridge, Tenn Father Andrew Jackson GregoryMother Letha Fue

    (Signed) E A Northern, County Court Clerk, Dec 17, 1942
    Approved State Registrar (Signed) W C Williams, Dec 19, 1942

    (Back of Certificate is not downloadable from Ancestry.com)

    Affidavits:
    James Gregory, Brother, age 61
    "I am the brother of the within named person and I was present shortlyafter the brith occurred."
    (Signed)  James Gregory. 17th December 1942
    Notarized Johnnie Bettis, Dep County Clerk

    W H Hance, Neighbor, age 70
    "I was a neighbor and visited the home of the within named person ashort time after the birth occurred"
    (Signed)  W H Hance, 23rd May 1942
    Notarized Johnnie Bettis, Dep County Clerk
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    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, Lester L Son W M May 1896  4 Single TN TN SC

    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, Lester Son M W 10 Single TX TN TX

    In the 1900 census, Lester is already 4 years old, but in 1910 he isreported as only 10, not 15.  In the 1920 census, the age reportedappears to be 20.  Lester's with Tuler (Thula?) is also 20.

    Even in the draft registration, in which both the age and the date ofbirth are entered, they do not match.  He is 20, but the birth isreported as 19 May 1898.  This is a 2-year difference from his birthdate reported in the 1900 census.  But it is closer to all other theage reports.

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Lester Lee Gregory
    Residence Rt 7, Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Birth Date 19 May 1898
    Occupation Farmer, self-employed
    Nearest Relative A J Gregory, Rt 7, Dandridge, Jefferson, TN
    Medium Height and Build, Brown Eyes, Black Hair
    Registered Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Signed with the full name

    Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
    Luster Gregory [sic]
    Gender Male
    Marriage 8 Oct 1919 Cocke, Tennessee
    Spouse  Zella Vance

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    Bible of Lester Lee Gregory

    From transcriptions prepared by W. A. Lyle, of Jefferson County, andsubsequently typed and published by the Works Progress Administrationunder the title Jefferson County Bible Records.  Transcribed for thissite from the WPA volume by Doris Kinser Fountain.  Researchers Note:this is a transcription of a transcription of a transcription.Therefore, every item must be verified through separate sources.

    Possession: Lester Lee Gregory of Chestnut Hill, TN
    Transcription: August 11, 1937

    Births:
    Lester Lee Gregory was born May 19, 1898, son of Andrew JacksonGregory and Letha Few
    Zella Love Vance was born March 4, 1897, wife of Lester Lee GregoryNew Market, TN, daughter of Fred B. Vance and Elizabeth Inman
    Letha Louise Elizabeth Gregory was born Aug. 4, 1920
    Margaret Eleanor Gregory was born Feb. 15, 1922
    Jack Dane Gregory born Feb. 7, 1924
    Gladis Love Gregory born Mch. 7, 1926
    David Few Gregory born Oct. 22, 1930
    Raymond Alley Gregory born Nov. 14, 1933
    Eddress Eulean Gregory born Jan. 30, 1937

    Lester Lee Gregory and Zella Love Vance were married Oct. 8, 1919
    --  Copy of original transcriptions by W A Lyle, August 11, 1937,Jefferson County, typed and published by the Works ProgressAdministration, http://www.inman-family.org/wills/FredVance.htm
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    One more child was born after the last entry in this Bible list.Mattie K Gregory is reported in the 1940 census as age 6 months, soborn about October 1939.

    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, Lester  Son M W  20 TN AL SC Farm Laborer
    Gregory, Tuler [Thula?] Wife [of Lester] F W  20 TN TN TN SchoolTeacher

    1930 Federal Census, McMinn County, Tennessee, 8 April, Old CivilDistrict 4, District 54-3, page 2A, Old Sweetwater and 10 Mile Rd,Hse/Fam #34
    Gregory, Lestor Head Rents No Radio M W 36 Married at age 24 [abt1918] TN TN TN Farmer [b abt 1894]
    Gregory, Julia L Wife F W 33 Married at age 18 [abt 1917] TN TN TN [babt 1897]
    Gregory, Louise Dau F W 9 Single TN TN TN [b abt 1921]
    Gregory, Ellen Dau F W 8 Single TN TN TN [b abt 1926]
    Gregory, Jack N Son M W 6 Single TN TN TN [b abt 1924]
    Gregory, George L Son M W 4 Single TN TN TN [b abt 1926]

    Lester's presence in McMinn County is another indication that his lineof Gregorys are related to Tapley Gregory of Guilford County, NorthCaroilna and later of Smith County, Tennessee.  Some children ofTapley moved to McMinn County and and other areas.  Tapley's fatherwas Benjamin Bry Gregory (1761-1846), the son of Thomas B Gregory(1730-1818).  But no specific link has been found to confirm therelationship of Lester's grandfather James Henry Gregory (1826-1910)in Alabama and Jefferson County, Tennessee with Tapley Gregory and hisdescendants.

    1940 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 9 May, 8th District,Enumeration District 45-15, Page 9B, Hse #148, Owns $300
    Gregory, Lester Head M W 41 Married Grade 8 b Tennessee Same place in1935 Cannery Laborer [b abt 1890]
    Gregory, Zella L Wife F W 43 Married Grade H4 b Tennessee Same placein 1935 [b abt 1897]
    Gregory, Louise Dau F W 19 Single Grade H4 b Tennessee Same place in1935 [b abt 1921]
    Gregory, Eleanor Dau F W 18 Grade H3 b Tennessee Same place in 1935 [babt 1922]
    Gregory, Jack V Son M W 16 Single Grade 6 b Tennessee Same place in1935 Farm Laborer [b abt 1924]
    Gregory, Gladys Dau F W 14 Grade 7 b Tennessee Same place in 1935 [babt 1926]
    Gregory, David Son M W 9 Single Grade 1 b Tennessee Same place in 1935[b abt 1931]
    Gregory, Raymond Son M W 6 Single Grade 0 b Tennessee Same place in1935 Farm Laborer [b abt 1934]
    Gregory, Edrys Dau F W 3 Grade 0 b Tennessee Same place in 1935 [b abt1937]
    Gregory, Mattie K Dau F W 6mos Grade 0 b Tennessee Same place in 1935[b abt Oct 1939]

    Social Security Death Index
    Lester Gregory
    Last Residence Tennessee
    Born 19 May 1896
    Died Sep 1963
    SSN 408-01-0480 issued Tennessee (Before 1951)

    Lester Lee Gregory
    Birth May 19, 1896 Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Death Sep 5, 1963 Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee
    Father Andrew Jackson Gregory (1850 - 1936)
    Spouse Zella V Gregory (1897 - 1977)
    Son David Fue Gregory (1930 - 1988)
    Burial Clarks Grove Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee
    Created by Virgil & DeAnna Hancock May 15, 2001
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #5450079,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5450079&ref=acom&ftm=1

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