Richard GREGORY Mary Jane GREGORY M GREGORY M GREGORY James David GREGORY John W GREGORY Thomas Allen GREGORY Sterling P GREGORY Julian LEWIS Mary Catherine GREGORY Mattie May GREGORY Martha PYEATT Lucretia GREGORY Malinda GREGORY Susan GREGORY James Henry GREGORY Cynthia GREGORY Dorcas FISHBACK Mini tree diagram

Phillip GREGORY4,1,2,5,3,6,6,7

9th Sep 18181,2,3 - 18951

Life History

9th Sep 1818

Born in Virginia.1,2,3

26th Aug 1840

Married Julian LEWIS in Jefferson County, Tennessee.4

about 1847

Birth of daughter M GREGORY in Tennessee.3

about 1851

Birth of daughter M GREGORY in Alabama.3

6th Feb 1854

Birth of son James David GREGORY in Alabama.8,3,8

about 1858

Birth of son John W GREGORY in Arkansas.9,3

18th Nov 1859

Birth of son Thomas Allen GREGORY in Arkansas.2,3,8,10,11

about 1862

Birth of son Sterling P GREGORY in Arkansas.2,3

after 1865

Death of Julian LEWIS in Arkansas.5

16th Apr 1867

Married Martha PYEATT in Washington County, Arkansas.2,5,8

15th Aug 1870

Birth of daughter Mary Catherine GREGORY in Prairie Grove, Washington, Arkansas.6

3rd Sep 1872

Birth of daughter Mattie May GREGORY in Arkansas.6

3rd Mar 1893

Death of Martha PYEATT in Troy, Bell, Texas;  Martha married Andrew Buchanan Crawford, Washington Co, Arkansas, 15 May 1851;  he was killed there in his blacksmith shop by bushwhackers in 1863. She married Philip Gregory in Washington Co on 16 Apr 1867. Parents: Peter Paulus Pyeatt (1802 - 1884), Lavinia Cox Pyeatt (1810 - 1859);  Spouse Andrew Buchanan Crawford (1823 - 1864);  Burial Pleasant View Cemetery, Troy, Bell County, Texas.8


Died in Bell County, Texas.1


  • Steve Squier analyzes the 1840 census listing for the household of Richard Gregory.  Phillip is the oldest child reported.

    1840 Jefferson Co., TN
    male 50-59 = Richard Gregory
    female 50-59 = Dorcas Fishback
    [the unidentified son and Few are now out of the household, Few having been married in 1834]
    male 20-29 = Phillip Gregory (b. ~1817 VA)
    female 20-29 = Lucretia Gregory (b. ~1819 TN)
    female 20-29 = Mary Jane Gregory (b. ~1820 TN)
    female 15-19 = Susan Gregory (b. ~1821 TN)
    male 15-19 = James Henry Gregory (b. Apr 1826 TN)
    female 5-9 = Cynthia Gregory (b. ~1831/32 TN)
    --  Steve Squier, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 23 August 2017

    Phillip wsa mentioned as a member of the family when in an 1853 court case involving his brother William's estate in 1853.

    Theodore I. Bradford & William Evans v. A. S. Mason, et al.

    Jefferson County, Tennessee

    Estate Dispute/Settlement

    William Gregory [son of Richard Gregory and Lucretia Jones], died intestate, his estate settled. Richard Gregory [father of the deceased William] was made admr of the estate, then he died.

    Isaac Rhinehart was then made executor of the Gregory estate, which was insolvent.
    Bradford & Evans were security on the estate, sued to settle the estate.

    Mentioned: Sarah Gregory [Sarah Ann Gregory, daughter of Richard and his first wife Lucretia Jones], Isaac Rhinehart [husband of Susan Gregory], D. A. Gregory [William's daughter Darthula], M. I. Gregory [probably MJ, for Mary Jane, daughter of Richard], Susan Gregory Rhinehart [daughter of Richard Gregory and Dorcas Fishback of Jefferson County, Tennessee], Philip Gregory [son of Richard Gregory], James Webb [husband of Lucretia Gregory], Lucretia [Gregory] Webb, James Gregory [possibly James Henry Gregory of Jefferson County, Tennessee, thought to be brother of Philip and son of Richard].

    East Range 5, Section A, Shelf 3, Box Number 8a, p 117

    --  Tennessee Supreme Court Cases, Tennessee State Library and Archives,

    Phillip married his second wife in Arkansas in 1867.

    Arkansas, Washington County Marriage Records, 1845-1941
    Phillip Gregory, age 4?
    Mrs Martha Crawford, age 39
    Residents of Washington County
    Marriage Year 1867 Washington County, Arkansas
    Washington County Marriage Book, p 278
    (record is truncated; p 279 not included in the image set)

    They were enumerated in the 1870 census.  There are numerous Gregory children in the household, indicating Julian Lewis' children, born from Philip's first marriage.  It appears Martha's Crawford children are in the household also.  It is unclear who the Hodge girl is

    1870 Federal Census, Washington County, Arkansas, [no date] September, Cave Hill Township, PO Boonesboro, page 9 (scan 85), Hse #48, Fam #49
    Gregory, Philip 53 M W Farmer $750 Real Estate $800 Personal Estate born Virginia [b abt 1817]
    Gregory, Martha 42 F W born Arkansas [b abt 1828]
    Gregory, M 23 F W At Home born Tennessee Cannot read or write [b abt 1847]
    Gregory, M 19 F W born Alabama [b abt 1851]
    Gregory, James 18 M W born Alabama [b abt 1852]
    Gregory, J H 10 M W born Arkansas [b 1860]
    Gregory, Thos 9 M W born Arkansas [b 1861]
    Gregory, S P 8 M W born Arkansas [b 1862]
    Crawford, J T 12 M W Laboring on Farm born Arkansas [b abt 1858]
    Crawford, J P 10 M W born Arkansas [b abt 1860]
    Crawford, W A 6 M W born Arkansas [b 1864]
    Hodge, S 11 F W born Arkansas [b 1859]

    1880 Federal Census, Bell County, Texas, 14 June, Justice Precinct 5, District 5, page 24, Hse/Fam #207
    Gregory, Phillip  W M 60 Married Farmer VA VA VA [b abt 1820]
    Gregory, Martha  W F 49 Married Keeping House TN TN TN [b abt 1831]
    Gregory, Thos A  W M 20 Single Works on Farm AR KY TN Cannot write [b abt 1860]
    Gregory, Sterling P  W M 18 Single Works on Farm AR VA TN Cannot write [b abt 1862
    Gregory, Mary C  W F 9 Dau At Home AR AR AR Cannot write [b abt 1871]
    Gregory, Mattie M  W F 7 Dau Single At Home AR AR AR Cannot write [b abt 1873]
    Crawford, Wm A  W M 16 Step Son Single Works on Farm AR AR AR Cannot write [b abt 1864]
    Struh (?), Nancy W F 38 Sister-in-law Widow AR AR AR Cannot write [b abt 1842]
    Hodges, Caswell G  W M 25 Nephew Single Teaching School AR KY TN [b abt 1855]
    Burkes, Martha B F 19 Servant Single Works on Farm AR AR AR Cannot write [b abt 1861]

    Next door to Phillip is his son John and new wife.

    1880 Federal Census, Bell County, Texas, 14 June, Justice Precinct 5, District 5, page 24, Hse/Fam #206
    Gregory, John W  W M 22 Married Farmer AR VA TN [b abt 1858]
    Gregory, Margaret M  W F 18 Married Keeping House AL AL AL [b abt 1862]

    On the other side of John is another stepson, James T Crawford.

    1880 Federal Census, Bell County, Texas, 14 June, Justice Precinct 5, District 5, page 24, Hse/Fam #205
    Crawford, James T  W M 23 Married Farmer AR AR AR [b abt 1857]
    Crawford, Minnie A  W F 20 Married Keeping House GA GA GA [b abt 1860]

    From the ages of the younger children, it appears that Phillip married Martha about 1870.  Mary was born about 1871 and Mattie about 1873.  Martha's last child with Mr Crawford was born about 1858, according to his age of 22 in 1880.  All the Gregory children were born in Arkansas, so we can conclude that Julian's death and Phillip's marriage to Martha took place in Arkansas.  Likewise the death of Martha's first husband, Mr Crawford.

    This is confirmed by their marriage record found in Washington County, Arkansas.  They married in 1867.  For some reason this record has only the year.

    Arkansas, Washington County Marriage Records, 1845-1941
    Phillip Gregory
    Spouse Martha Crawford
    Year 1867 Washington, Arkansas, USA

    That would mean that Julian Lewis died some time between 1962 and 1867, the approximate birth date of her last child Sterling.  This means that Mary and Mattie are Martha's daughters.  They moved from Arkansas to Texas some time after 1873, the approximate birth year of their youngest sister Mattie in Arkansas.


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