JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
BIOGRAPHIES

Dr. Lemuel Gregory

Dr. Lemuel B. Gregory, born 1826, was another
one of the pioneer physicians in Jefferson County. In Wm. Henry Perrin's
History, written in 1883, he refers to Dr. Gregory as the Postmaster General
of Loganville, which was a little post office situated northeast of Farrington
some two or three miles. Through the influence of Dr. Gregory and John
A. Logan, he secured this post office and named it in honor of Senator
Logan.

Not only was Dr. Gregory an active and successful physician in that community, but he was an extensive farmer and stock raiser. Through his energy and economy he acquired from 1400 to 1500 acres of good land in Farrington Township. He began life without a dime, and what he acquired he was indebted to no one but himself. He came to Jefferson County when but a mere lad and his busy life was extended through all the hard times, the trials and hardships, to which the early settlers were subjected. While collector for his township, he told with delight that he collected nearly the entire revenue of the county in coon skins and deer skins which were a legal tender at the time.

Dr. Gregory attended the first school taught in Farrington Township. The teacher was Mr. Joseph Price. The house was a pole cabin about sixteen feet square, with slab seats and without any floor except the cold ground. The fire was built in the middle of the room, and around this "council fire" the pioneer boys and girls attained the wisdom and aspiration to fit them for after life. Dr. Gregory wore buckskin breeches and buckskin hunting-shirt, and on his way to school through the morning rain and snow and dew, which were not very well tanned, would get wet and stretch out until they would be down under his feet. But, sitting around log-heap fire in that old school house, they would get dry and draw up nearly to his knees, thus displaying his "shapely skins", which had stood exposure to the elements until they were about like young scaley-barked hickories.

Farrington Township at that time was a great democratic stronghold but Dr. Gregory was a republican, and he said that he hoped to make it a Republican township if he lived long enough. Dr. Gregory was quite active in public affairs. He served as supervisor from his township five terms and served as collector one term.

SOURCE: History Of Jefferson County, Illinois Continental Historic Bureau 1962

Submitted by: Misty Flannigan
Nov 13, 1997

Dr. L.B. GREGORY- was born in Simpson County, kentucky, on 19 Febuary 1826.  He was the son of Benjamin Gregory, a native of North Carolina,  who brought his family to Jefferson county Il in 1832.  Dr. Gregory graduated from Cincinnati Medical College in 1856 and began his practice in his neighborhood.  He owned 1400 acres in the northeast corner of Jefferson County, opened a general store at Logansville ans served as Supervisor for Farrington township.  His home was on section 24.  He married Elizabeth Cochran and they were the parents of eight children including Charley, Mary E., Leander M., Sophonia, Lenna B., Ida and Leona. Source: The Preserver Vol III No 3 & 4 pg 38 permission given April 1997 Submitted by: Misty Flannigan Nov 13, 1997

Descendants of Benjamin Gregory

Generation No. 1

1. BENJAMIN3 GREGORY (ABSALOM2, UNKNOWN1) was born 1801-1803 in Rutherford
County, NC (Source: 1830 Census Simpson County, KY). He married ANNE BAKER
1822 in Allen County, KY.

Children of BENJAMIN GREGORY and ANNE BAKER are:
2. i. JACOB T.4 GREGORY, b. 1823, Allen County, KY; d. 1900, Mt. Zion
Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL.
3. ii. LEMUEL B. GREGORY , DR., b. February 19, 1826, Simpson County, KY; d.
February 08, 1887, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL.

Generation No. 2

2. JACOB T.4 GREGORY (BENJAMIN3, ABSALOM2, UNKNOWN1) was born 1823 in Allen
County, KY, and died 1900 in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL. He
married MARY UNKNOWN 1843-1846 in IL.

Children of JACOB GREGORY and MARY UNKNOWN are:
i. JOHN H.5 GREGORY, b. 1847, IL; m. Bef. 1870.
ii. JAMES GREGORY, b. 1849, IL.
iii. MARY J. GREGORY, b. 1853, IL.
iv. MELVINA GREGORY, b. 1857, IL.
v. MARY F. GREGORY, b. 1859, IL; d. Bef. 1859, IL.
vi. SUSAN GREGORY, b. 1861, IL.
vii. GEORGE A. GREGORY, b. 1864, IL.
viii. LEMUEL B. GREGORY, b. 1866, IL.
ix. JACOB O. GREGORY, b. 1869, IL.

3. LEMUEL B.4 GREGORY , DR. (BENJAMIN3, ABSALOM2, UNKNOWN1) was born
February 19, 1826 in Simpson County, KY, and died February 08, 1887 in Mt.
Zion Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL. He married (1) KITTY ANN BRADDY Bef.
1851, daughter of BENJAMIN BRADDY. He married (2) ELIZA COCHRANE January 19,
1853 in Jefferson County, IL.

More About LEMUEL B. GREGORY , DR.:
Fact 7: was a farmer, doctor and postmaster

Child of LEMUEL GREGORY and KITTY BRADDY is:
i. AMANDA SAMANTHA J.5 GREGORY, b. 1851, IL; m. BILL HOGUE.

Children of LEMUEL GREGORY and ELIZA COCHRANE are:
ii. WALTER5 GREGORY.
iii. MARY ELLEN GREGORY, b. 1855, IL; d. 1901; m. JOHN D. KEEN, September
29, 1872.
iv. CHARLES CLEVELAND GREGORY, b. August 06, 1857, Jefferson County, IL; d.
January 27, 1944, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL; m. MARTHA
BROOKMAN, January 22, 1889, Jefferson County, IL.
v. WILLIAM A. GREGORY, b. 1859, IL.
vi. SOPHRONIA ANN GREGORY, b. 1862-1866; d. 1951, Mt. Zion Cemetery,
Jefferson County, IL; m. JEFFERSON JOSEPH SLEDGE, March 02, 1884, Jefferson
County, IL.
vii. LEANDER MONROE GREGORY, b. 1864; d. 1933, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jefferson
County, IL; m. NANCY NANNIE E. WALKER, January 02, 1889, Jefferson County,
IL.
viii. JAMES M. GREGORY, b. Abt. 1866, IL.
ix. ALBERT GREGORY, b. 1867; d. 1915, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jefferson County,
IL.
x. LENNA BELLE GREGORY, b. 1868; d. 1950, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jefferson
County, IL; m. JAMES ALBERT FRY, February 28, 1889, Jefferson County, IL.
xi. IDA O. GREGORY, b. August 30, 1870; d. September 01, 1952, Mt. Zion
Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL; m. (1) WILLIAM D. CHAMBLISS, February 13,
1887; m. (2) ORIN JOHNSON, Bef. 1905; m. (3) RICHARD MORGAN, July 25, 1905.
xii. LEONA N. GREGORY, b. 1874; d. 1955, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jefferson
County, IL; m. SCOTT A. BLACKBURN, 1890.

Descendants of Absalom Gregory

Generation No. 1

1. ABSALOM2 GREGORY (UNKNOWN1) was born 1756-1760 (Source: Land Grant 1780
Tyron Co NC. Membership roll Sandy Run Baptist Church Rutherford County, NC
starting in 1782. 1782,!800 and 1810 Census Rutherford Co, NC 1815 tax list
Allen Co. KY1830 Census Simpson Co. KY1785 tax list Rutherford Co, NC), and
died 1838 in Simpson County, KY. He married ANNER COLLINS Bef. 1779,
daughter of UNKNOWN COLLINS and SUSANNAH UNKNOWN.

Children of ABSALOM GREGORY and ANNER COLLINS are:
2. i. JACOB3 GREGORY, b. 1779, of Rutherford County, NC; d. Bef. 1860, Wayne
County, IL.
ii. JOSEPH GREGORY, b. 1785, Rutherford County, NC (Source: (1) 1815 tax
rolls Allen Co KY, (2) 1850 Census, Wayne County, IL living with Jacob and
Lydia Gregory. Farmer b NC age 65., (3) 1860 Census, Jefferson County, IL
living with Jacob (son of Benjamin) and Mary (Cochrane) Gregory age 80 b
NC.).
3. iii. JONATHAN GREGORY, b. May 17, 1800, Rutherford County, NC; d. July 31,
1859, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL.
4. iv. DANIEL GREGORY, b. 1801, Rutherford County, NC.
5. v. BENJAMIN GREGORY, b. 1801-1803, Rutherford County, NC.
6. vi. ABSOLOM GREGORY, b. 1804, Rutherford County, NC; d. 1852, Jefferson
County, IL.

Generation No. 2

2. JACOB3 GREGORY (ABSALOM2, UNKNOWN1) was born 1779 in of Rutherford
County, NC (Source: 1820 Census Sumner County, TN1830 Census Sumner County,
TN), and died Bef. 1860 in Wayne County, IL. He married LYDIA WOOD 1805-1808
in Rutherford County, NC, daughter of LOTT WOOD and MARY UNKNOWN.

More About JACOB GREGORY:
Fact 8: 1810, Was in census of Rutherford County, NC
Fact 9: 1820, Was in census of Sumner County, TN

Children of JACOB GREGORY and LYDIA WOOD are:
i. MARY4 GREGORY, b. 1805-1815.
ii. NANCY GREGORY, b. 1805-1815.
iii. DANIEL E. GREGORY, b. 1806-1816; m. NANCY GARRETT, October 08, 1834,
Washington County, MO.
iv. AZARIAH B. GREGORY, b. 1809, Rutherford County, NC; d. 1880, Wayne
County, IL; m. MATILDA HENSON, October 16, 1828, Washington County, MO.
v. LOTT W. GREGORY, b. 1814-1818, NC; d. 1877, IL; m. (1) NANCY HATCHETT,
Bef. 1836; m. (2) SUSAN C. WINDLE, Abt. 1856, Wayne County, IL; m. (3) BEULAH
L. HOPKINS, July 25, 1867; m. (4) RHODA RUSSELL, Aft. 1868, Wayne County, IL.
vi. JACOB C. GREGORY, b. 1819; d. November 29, 1848, Mifflin Cemetery, Wayne
County, IL; m. MARY ANN GARRISON, Bef. 1842.

3. JONATHAN3 GREGORY (ABSALOM2, UNKNOWN1) was born May 17, 1800 in
Rutherford County, NC, and died July 31, 1859 in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jefferson
County, IL. He married DIANA WOOD July 24, 1824 in Gallatin, Sumner County,
TN, daughter of LOTT WOOD and MARY UNKNOWN.

More About JONATHAN GREGORY:
Fact 1: Farmer

Children of JONATHAN GREGORY and DIANA WOOD are:
i. ALFRED D.4 GREGORY, b. 1825, Simpson County, KY; d. 1862, Jefferson
County, IL; m. JEMINA ESTES, Abt. 1843.
ii. WILLIAM A. GREGORY, b. April 24, 1827, Simpson County, KY; d. December
28, 1881, Marystown Cemetery, Johnson County, TX; m. (1) TABITHA WOOD, March
02, 1848, Jefferson County, IL; m. (2) MARY POLLY GREGORY, June 29, 1851,
Jefferson County, IL.
iii. ANDREW C. GREGORY, b. 1836, Washington County, MO; d. 1900, Mt. Zion
Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL; m. (1) LUSETA SUSAN A. GREGORY, January 04,
1855, IL; m. (2) HARRIET F. BOZART, 1892, Jefferson County, IL.
iv. MARY E. GREGORY, b. 1832, Washington County, IL; m. WILLIAM T. CROSS,
April 30, 1851, Jefferson County, IL.
v. RICHARD SIMPSON GREGORY, b. September 26, 1834, Simpson County, KY; d.
November 03, 1902, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL; m. (1) MALINDA
WEBBER, June 15, 1854, IL; m. (2) RHODA RUSSELL, Aft. 1870; m. (3) CAROLINE
A. THREATT, September 16, 1886, Mount Vernon, IL.
vi. TELLETHIA GREGORY, b. 1837, Jefferson County, IL; d. 1897, IL; m. WESLEY
GREGORY, April 03, 1856, Jefferson County, IL.
vii. ANNA GREGORY, b. December 30, 1840, Hickory Hill, Jefferson County,
IL; d. March 07, 1912, Hickory Hill, Jefferson County, IL; m. ALVA GREGORY,
December 27, 1855, Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, IL.
viii. JONATHAN GREGORY , JR., b. November 27, 1841, Jefferson County, IL; d.
February 18, 1902, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL; m. MARTHA
ELIZABETH GREGORY, December 05, 1860, Wayne County, IL.

More About JONATHAN GREGORY , JR.:
Fact 7: Co K, 49th IL Inf Civil War
Cause of Death: Chronic Diarrhea

ix. MARTHA PATSY GREGORY, b. November 11, 1843, Jefferson County, IL; d.
February 24, 1897, Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, IL; m. WILLIAM NEWTON
BRADDY, February 16, 1860, Jefferson County, IL.

4. DANIEL3 GREGORY (ABSALOM2, UNKNOWN1) was born 1801 in Rutherford County,
NC. He married MARY POLLY WOOD July 24, 1824 in Gallatin, TN, daughter of
LOTT WOOD and MARY UNKNOWN.

Children of DANIEL GREGORY and MARY WOOD are:
i. ALAMANDER4 GREGORY, b. Abt. 1827, TN; m. MARY C. UNKNOWN.
ii. FRANCIS M. GREGORY, b. Abt. 1831, TN.
iii. NANCY GREGORY, b. Aft. 1832, IL; m. JOSEPH C. BUFFINGTON, Jefferson
County, IL.
iv. WILLIAM GREGORY, b. Abt. 1835, IL; m. MARY UNKNOWN.
v. ELIZABETH GREGORY, b. Abt. 1838, IL; m. AUGUSTIN WIGGINS, March 30, 1855,
Jefferson County, IL.

More About ELIZABETH GREGORY:
Fact 7: 1854, put in guardianship of David M. Williams

vi. MARY ANN GREGORY, b. Abt. 1841, IL.

More About MARY ANN GREGORY:
Fact 7: 1854, put in guardianship of Lott Gregory

vii. BRITTON CLINE GREGORY, b. August 10, 1846, KY; d. September 18, 1924;
m. MELISSA SMITH, 1862-1917.

5. BENJAMIN3 GREGORY (ABSALOM2, UNKNOWN1) was born 1801-1803 in Rutherford
County, NC (Source: 1830 Census Simpson County, KY). He married ANNE BAKER
1822 in Allen County, KY.

Children of BENJAMIN GREGORY and ANNE BAKER are:
i. JACOB T.4 GREGORY, b. 1823, Allen County, KY; d. 1900, Mt. Zion Cemetery,
Jefferson County, IL; m. MARY UNKNOWN, 1843-1846, IL.
ii. LEMUEL B. GREGORY , DR., b. February 19, 1826, Simpson County, KY; d.
February 08, 1887, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL; m. (1) KITTY ANN
BRADDY, Bef. 1851; m. (2) ELIZA COCHRANE, January 19, 1853, Jefferson County,
IL.

More About LEMUEL B. GREGORY , DR.:
Fact 7: was a farmer, doctor and postmaster

6. ABSOLOM3 GREGORY (ABSALOM2, UNKNOWN1) was born 1804 in Rutherford County,
NC (Source: 1830 Census Simpson County, KY 1850 Census Jefferson County, IL),
and died 1852 in Jefferson County, IL. He married REBECCA HOLLIDAY Abt. 1830
in Jefferson County, IL.

Children of ABSOLOM GREGORY and REBECCA HOLLIDAY are:
i. JOHN4 GREGORY, b. 1832, IL; m. ELIZABETH UNKNOWN, Bef. 1855.
ii. CALEB GREGORY, b. 1834, IL; m. NANCY E. UNKNOWN, Bef. 1858.
iii. SUSANNAH GREGORY, b. 1836.
iv. LUSETTA GREGORY, b. 1838.
v. REBECCA GREGORY, b. June 25, 1840, Jefferson County, IL; d. May 25, 1921,
Stonington, IL; m. ASA J. BUFFINGTON.
vi. PERNETTA GREGORY, b. 1844, IL.
vii. ANDREW GREGORY, b. 1850.

submitted by: Mike Gregory
Eastlake, OH   Lemuel was the son of Benjamin Gregory and the nephew of my g g grandfather, Jonathan Gregory. Jonathan and Benjamin were two of five brothers who settled in Jefferson and Wayne Counties.

11 Nov 1997


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