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The Gregory Clan

George Abel Gregory

Abel J. Gregory

Joel L. Gregory

Jeremiah Gregory

John Gregory



Submitted by Celeste Miller

Joel L. Gregory was a stone mason and tobacco farmer. He was born and raised in Smith County, Tennessee and lived in the area near the waters of Peyton's Creek as can be seen from the various land deeds.  He was listed in the 1837 tax lists for District 3, Smith Co., TN and also the 1830, 1840 and 1850 censuses for Smith County, TN.  In 1860, he was living in Lafayette, Macon County, TN with his wife and children. He owned $450 in real estate and $300 personal property.  He lived there until his death sometime between 1880 and 1900.


Joel L. and Mary Jane Hesson Gregory:

Joel L. Gregory
b. Abt. 1807 Smith Co., TN
d. Bet 1880-1900 Macon Co., TN

Mary Jane Hesson
b. Abt. 1809 TN
d. Bet. 1870-1872 Macon Co., TN

Joel L. and Amanda E. (Unknown) Gregory:

Joel L. Gregory (age 73) can be seen living with his wife, Amanda E. (age 55) and his daughter, M.S. (age 7) in Lafayette, District 10 of the 1880 Macon County, TN census. This indicates to me that his first wife, Mary Jane, died between 1870-1872 and Joel remarried and had another child. He most likely died in Lafayette, Macon Co., TN.

Children of Joel L. and Mary Jane Gregory:

Lucinda Gregory
b. Abt. 1830 Smith Co., TN
d. 4 May 1864 Macon Co., TN
m. Henry L. Jenkins, Sr. (18 Oct 1848) Smith Co., TN

Marina Ann Gregory
b. 14 Dec 1832 Smith Co., TN
6 Mar 1909 Macon Co., TN
Buried: Fishburn-King Cemetery, Macon Co., TN
m. James S. Turner (Bef. 1856)

Abel J. Gregory
b. 10 Jul 1839 Smith Co., TN
d. 18 Oct 1896 Macon Co., TN
m. Sarah M. (Sallie) Owen

John C. Gregory
b. Abt. 1844 Smith Co., TN

Sarah E. Gregory
b. Abt. 1847 Smith Co., TN