On This Day in 1839

170 Years Ago Today
June 23, 1839 – July 1862

My 2nd great grand uncle, James Madison Gregory (John Keatts, William, John, Thomas III, Thomas II, Thomas, Richard) was one of fifteen children born to John Keatts and Elizabeth Holland (Corder) Gregory of Pittsylvania County, VA. James M. married Barbara Jane (Whitley) on December 24, 1857 in Tazewell County, VA. They had two daughters before his Civil War death in Texas.

  1. Daniel Parham Gregory (my 2nd great grandfather)
  2. Louis Corder Gregory
  3. William Lowery Gregory
  4. Perlina Ledford Gregory
  5. John Henry Gregory
  6. Permelia Clement Gregory
  7. Martha Tucker Gregory
  8. Mary Clay Gregory
  9. Richard Shadrack Gregory
  10. Nancy Reeves Gregory
  11. Elizabeth Holland Gregory
  12. Franklin Clemons Gregory
  13. James Madison Gregory
  14. Thompson Edward Gregory
  15. Doctor Clauton Gregory

Just this week I was contacted by a relative who supplied this information below. It details the Gregory’s trek west by wagon. Also one document shows the probate after James Madison Gregory’s death. Thank you so much for sharing this with us Cindy.

92 Years Ago Today
June 23, 1917 – February 4, 1921

My 2nd cousin, 2x removed, Claude Gregory, was one of three known children born to Lewis (Louis) F. and Alice Jane (Keesee) Gregory. He died at the age of 3 from measels and is buried at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Bluefield, Mercer County, WV. I visited that cemetery in May 2009, but did not find his gravesite. There is a possibility that he is buried in the Kessee plot which includes some unmarked graves.

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