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 Will Gregory


  • Born 23 September 1871 - Dandrige, Jefferson, Tennessee
  • Deceased 22 June 1951 - Newport, Cocke, Tennessee,aged 79 years old
  • Buried 24 June 1951 - Union Cemetery, Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee

 Parents

  • James Henry Gregory, born in April 1826 - Tennessee, deceased before 1910 - Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee , buried before 1910 - Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee
    Married 20 November 1847, Jefferson County, Tennessee, to
  • Rachel Lewis, born in June 1830 - Jefferson County, Tennessee, deceased before 1910 - Jefferson County, Tennessee , buried before 1910 - Jefferson County, Tennessee

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Name Source: Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958William Richard Gregory, Age 85, Birth 18 Sep 1865 Jefferson, Tennessee; Death 22 Jun 1951 Valentine-Shults Clinic, Newport, Cocke, Tennessee; Cause of Death Cerebral Hemorrhage; Father's Name: William Henry Gregory, Mother's Name: Rachel Lewis; Burial 24 June 1951 Union Cemetery, Newport, by Maloy Funeral Home, Newport; Certificate #51-14882
Name Source: 1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee20 June, 5th Civil District, Enumeration District 45, page 10A, Hse #162, Fam #170Gregory, William Head W M Sept 1871 28 Married 2 years TN TN TN Farmer; Gregory, Thula Wife W F Oct 1881 18 Married 2 years 1 child/1 living TN TN TN
Name Source: Ancestry.com - One World Tree (sm) - www.ancestry.com - - ource Medium: Ancestry.comhttp://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=97316671&st=1
Name Source: Find a Grave Memorial RegistryWilliam Richard Gregory, Birth 1871, Death 1951, Spouse Thula Jane Hance Gregory (1881 - 1939); Burial Union Cemetery, Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee -- Memorial #100758627, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/100758627
Name Source: 1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee16 June, Civil District 5, Enumeration District 177, p 34B, Hse #280, Fam #284Gregory, William R W M 8 Son TN TN TN Cannot read or write
Name Source: Ancestry Discussion Boardsnames of siblings of Dock Gregory remembered by family include Retta, Andrew Jackson and William -- Alfred Gregory, email in Ancestry discussion list, April 2000
Name Source: Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955William Richard Gregory, Age 85, Birth Date abt 1866 [cf 1900 census birth Sep 1871, 28 years old, age 8 in 1880, not in 1870 census]; Death 22 Jun 1951 Newport, Cocke, Tennessee; Father's Name: William Henry Gregory, Mother's Name: Rachel Lewis
Name Source: U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 - Ancestry.com - - William Richard Gregory, Birth 23 Sep 1871 Dandrige, Jefferson County, Tennessee; Father Henry Gregory, Mother Raphel [Rachel] Lewis; SSN 408228410; Oct 1939 Name listed as WILLIAM RICHARD GREGORY
Name Source: 1930 Federal Census, Cocke County, Tennessee28 April, District 6, page 20A, District 15, State Hwy 9, Hse #393, Fam #387Gregor, William R Head Rents M W 58 Married at age 28 GA GA GA Farm Laborer; Gregor, Thula J Wife F W 48 Married at age 17 TN TN TN
Name Source: 1910 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee26 April, Civil District 5, page 3B, District 71, Hse #53, Fam #54Gregory, William Head M W 40 Married 13 years TN TN TN Farmer Rents; Gregory, Thula Wife F W 38 Married 13 years TN TN TN
Name Source: RootsWeb Trees - RootsWeb - - Gregory, William Richard, Son of Henry & Rachel (Lewis); Born 23 September 1871 Jefferson County, Tennessee -- M Guyette Wardlaw research, http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~gregoryc/genealogy/tngregory.htm
Name Source: RootsWeb Marriage RecordsGregory, William Richard & Nance [Hance], Dorthula [Darthula] Jane; Marriage 18 December 1898 Jefferson County, Tennessee -- M Guyette Wardlaw research, http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~gregoryc/genealogy/tngregory.htm
Name Source: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002Will Gregory, Thula Jane Hance; Married 18 Dec 1898 Chestnutt Hill, Jefferson County, Tennessee; Recorded 20 Dec 1898, Marriage Book, p 72, Record #630
Gregory, William Richard
Son of Henry & Rachel (Lewis)
Born 23 September 1871 Jefferson County, Tennessee
-- M Guyette Wardlaw research, http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~gregoryc/genealogy/tngregory.htm

The nickname Bill is reported from Gregory family tradition by Alfred Leroy Gregory in a RootsWeb.com forum message 30 Apr 2000. The information originally was collected from family members by Loretta Gregory Gay.

William is first enumerated in the Jefferson County census at the age of 8 in 1880.

1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 16 June, Civil District 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 or write
Gregory, William R W M 8 Son TN TN TN Cannot read or write

William married Darthula (Thula Strange) in December 1898 in Jefferson County, Tennessee. Both Stranges and Gregorys are associated with locations in both Cocke and Jefferson counties.

Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
Will Gregory
Thula Jane Hance
Married 18 Dec 1898 Chestnutt Hill, Jefferson County, Tennessee
Recorded 20 Dec 1898, Marriage Book, p 72, Record #630

Gregory, William Richard & Nance [Hance], Dorthula [Darthula] Jane
Marriage 18 December 1898 Jefferson County, Tennessee
-- M Guyette Wardlaw research, http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~gregoryc/genealogy/tngregory.htm

In 1900 William and Thula and their 8-month-old son George R Gregory are living in the same household with William's parents, Henry age 74 and Rachel age 69.

1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 20 June, 5th Civil District, Enumeration District 45, page 10A, Hse #162, Fam #169
Gregory, Henry Head W M Apr 1826 74 Married 53 years TN TN TN Farmer Rents
Gregory, Rachel Wife W F Jun 1830 69 Married 53 years 10 children/8 living TN TN TN
Hse #162, Fam #170
Gregory, William Head W M Sept 1871 28 Married 2 years TN TN TN Farmer
Gregory, Thula Wife W F Oct 1881 18 Married 2 years 1 child/1 living TN TN TN
Gregory, George R Son W M Sept 1899 8mos TN TN TN

1910 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 26 April, Civil District 5, page 3B, District 71, Hse #53, Fam #54
Gregory, William Head M W 40 Married 13 years TN TN TN Farmer Rents
Gregory, Thula Wife F W 38 Married 13 years TN TN TN
Gregory, George Son M W 18 TN TN TN
Gregory, Charlie Son M W 9 TN TN TN
Gregory, Sarah Dau F W 8 TN TN TN
Gregory, Eva Dau F W 5 TN TN TN
Gregory, William H Son M W 4mos TN TN TN

I have not been able to find any enumeration for this family in the 1920 or 1940 censuses. In the 1930 census, William and his parents are for the first time reported as being born in Georgia. The family name is actually spelled Gregor in the census.

1930 Federal Census, Cocke County, Tennessee, 28 April, District 6, page 20A, District 15, State Hwy 9, Hse #393, Fam #387
Gregor, William R Head Rents M W 58 Married at age 28 GA GA GA Farm Laborer
Gregor, Thula J Wife F W 48 Married at age 17 TN TN TN
Gregor, Sarah Dau F W 27 Married at age 17 TN GA TN
Gregor, Lonnie B Son M W 16 Single TN GA TN Knitter Knitting Mill
Gregor, Francis Dau F W 13 TN GA TN
Gregor, Walter P Grandson M W 8 Single TN TN TN

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
William Richard Gregory
Birth 23 Sep 1871 Dandrige, Jefferson County, Tennessee
Father Henry Gregory
Mother Raphel [Rachel] Lewis
SSN 408228410
Oct 1939 Name listed as WILLIAM RICHARD GREGORY

William and Darthula are both buried in Union Cemetery in Cocke County, Tennessee, along with several of their children and other family.

A memorial posted on Find a Grave in 2012 provided William's middle name Richard.

William Richard Gregory
Birth 1871
Death 1951
Spouse Thula Jane Hance Gregory (1881 - 1939)
Burial Union Cemetery, Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee
Created by Marvin & Samme Templin Nov 15, 2012
-- Find A Grave Memorial #100758627, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100758627

In May 2013 after finding the Find-a-Grave memorial, I found a Tennessee Death Index record for William.

Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955
William Richard Gregory
Age 85, Birth Date abt 1866
[cf 1900 census age 28, birth Sept 1871, and age 8 in 1880; he is not in the 1870 census]
Death 22 Jun 1951 Newport, Cocke, Tennessee
Father's Name William Henry Gregory
Mother's Name Rachel Lewis

Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958
William Richard Gregory
Age 85, Birth 18 Sep 1865 Jefferson, Tennessee
[cf 1900 census age 28, birth Sept 1871, and age 8 in 1880, not in 1870]
Occupation Farmer
Death 22 Jun 1951 Valentine-Shults Clinic, Newport, Cocke, Tennessee
Cause of Death Cerebral Hemorrhage
Father's Name William Henry Gregory
Mother's Name Rachel Lewis
Informant Mrs Huey Brady, Newport, Tennessee
Burial 24 June 1951 Union Cemetery, Newport, by Maloy Funeral Home, Newport
Certificate of Death #51-14882 filed 3 August 1951

Note that the age reported is incorrect. William was not enumerated in the 1870 census, when, according to the death information, he should have been 5 years old.

He is first enumerated in 1880 as 8 years old, and the 1900 census reports his birth date as June 1871, and his age at 28, matching the first report in 1880. His age in other censuses matches the birth in September 1871.

William Richard Gregory
Birth 1871
Death 1951
Spouse Thula Jane Hance Gregory (1881 - 1939)
Children:
George Paul Gregory (1899 - 1969)
Eva Caroline Gregory Gorman (1907 - 1999)
William Henry Gregory (1909 - 1983)
Lonnie B Gregory (1915 - 1960)
Burial Union Cemetery, Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee, USA
Created by Marvin & Samme Templin Nov 15, 2012
-- Find A Grave Memorial #100758627, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/100758627

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