May 24, 1956
This Article Appeared In The Times
But Was Not Actually Titled Calís Column
Transcribed by Don B. Shoulders
Albert Morgan Gregory, age 74 years, died at Madison Sanitarium at Sunday about noon.† Death was due to troubles that developed some time ago and for which he underwent an operation about three weeks ago and did not recover.† He was a farmer of the Pleasant Shade section.† His wife, Lizzie Gregory, died about six months ago. He is survived by four sons.† Mack, Nelson, and Dennis Gregory, all of Nashville; and Jack Gregory, in the service of his country and stationed at Guam in the Pacific; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Hesson of Nashville; Mrs. Allen Hesson of Chattanooga; and Mrs. Julia Frances Shores, of Madison; ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two brothers, W. T. Gregory, of Pleasant Shade; and Sam Gregory, of Gallatin.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday of this week by Elder Phocian Gibbs; and Rev. Lum Oliver and Rev. Herbert Martin, followed with burial in Sandersonís Cemetery.† The deceased was a native of the Maceís Hill section, the son of the late Joshua and Julia Ann Nash.† The deceased was a professed Christian, although he was not identified with any church.† He was a second cousin of the editor and was a hard-working farmer for many years.
Joshua Gregory, father of the deceased, was the son of James I. Gregory and his wife, Leathie Oldham Gregory.† James I. Gregory was the eldest of the 14 sons and daughters of Big Tom and Betty Gregory, pioneer settlers of Nickojack Branch of Peytonís Creek.† James I.Gregory lived his adult life on the present Morgan Gregory farm on Towtown Branch of Peytonís Creek, about a mile from the editorís birthplace.† James I. Gregory was the oldest of the numerous sons and daughters of ďBigĒ Tom and Betty Gregory.† Our fatherís mother was Sina Gregory, a younger sister of James I. Gregory.
Numerous members of the Gregory family have borne the name of Morgan.† James I. Gregory had a son, John Morgan Gregory.† The editorís father was Thomas Morgan Gregory, who has a son named Thomas Morgan Gregory, now of Toledo, Ohio.† Although some of the Gregorys bearing the name Morgan were doubtless named for another Gregory bearing the name Morgan Gregory, the editor has learned that Judy Morgan became the wife of our own great-great-great-grandfather, John Gregory, born about 1725 in Virginia.† Only recently we have learned that an account of the near-death of Judy Morgan Gregory has been preserved in the Morgan family of Macon County, thus verifying the connection between the two families.