August 5, 1954


This Article Appeared In The Times

But Was Not Actually Titled Calís Column


Transcribed by Janette West Grimes


Gregory Reunion Plans Being Made



†† Plans for the coming reunion of the members of the Gregory family are being made. This gathering is scheduled for Sunday, August 15th, at the Jeff Davis Monument grounds on the road between Elkton and Hopkinsville, Ky., where there are abundant facilities for spreading lunches, and finding plenty of shade and drinking water.


†† Elder Arnett G. Gregory, of Gallatin, a well-known Baptist minister, is president of the organization. Elder Clemons Gregory, another well-known Baptist minister, who resides at Goodlettsville, Tenn., is secretary and treasurer of the organization. The editor of the Times, who is also a Baptist minister, is historian of the group. He hopes to be able to attend the coming meeting.


†† It is also hoped that representatives from Chatham County, North Carolina, from which many of the early pioneer settlers came to Tennessee, will be represented. The Gregorys came to Chatham County, North Carolina from Halifax County, Virginia. It is hoped that a delegation of Gregorys will attend from Halifax County and also from Lununburg, Meclenburg and perhaps other counties in the Old Dominion. It is also hoped that a delegation from Crawford County, Ind., may be on hand for the coming reunion.


†† Special invitations to William L. Gregory, of St. Louis; and Congressman G r e g o r y, of Mayfield, Ky., are extended.


†† All the Macon, Smith, Trousdale, Sumner and Davidson County Gregorys are urged to attend. Bring lunch and spend the day.


†† Those coming from the East should inquire at Elkton, Todd County, Ky., for the park dedicated to the memory of Jeff Davis, president of the Southern Confederacy. Those coming from the West should come to Hopkinsville, in Christian County, and there inquire the way to the park. Those from Macon, Smith, Trousdale, and Sumner Counties should go to Franklin, Ky., thence northwest to Russellville, Ky., thence wwest to Fairfield, Ky., where the Davis Monument and Park are located. Those attending from Davidson County and from Robertson County should go to Guthrie, thence northwest to Fairview. The distance from Franklin to Fairview, by the way of Russellville, about 50 miles.


†† From Nashville to Guthrie, Ky., is about 50 miles. From Guthrie to Fairview is about 20 miles.