MELVIN GREGG, M.D., of Knoxville, is one of the prominent physicians of Jefferson county, of which he is a native. In the common schools of the county he received his primary education, which he supplemented by attendance at Richmond college. He then conceived the plan of devoting himself to the practice of medicine, and in 1877 began reading with Dr. Floyd, of Richmond, as his preceptor. He remained with that physician three years, and then entered the Columbus medical college, of Ohio, where he was graduated in 1881. He first opened an office at Bowerston, Harrison county, but after a short residence there removed in 1882 to Annapolis, Jefferson county, where he practiced four years. At the end of that period he came to Knoxville, where he has since enjoyed a lucrative practice, and gained a creditable rank in his honored profession, as well as the confidence of the community at large. On October 25, 1881, Dr. Gregg was married to Mary F. McCullough, of Jefferson county, and they have three children: Sarah E., Lizzie and Richard A. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and he is also affiliated with the Knights of Pythias. Dr. Gregg was born in 1856, the son of Andrew and Susanna (Jackman) Gregg, natives of this county, who were married about 1822, and had a family of eight children. The mother died in 1884, but the father, who is by occupation a farmer, is now living in Leavenworth county, Kansas. The doctor's grandfather was Henry Gregg, a native of Ireland, who came to America in 1798 and settled first in Washington county, Penn., but came to Jefferson county, Ohio, about 1800. He died about the year 1856.
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