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HENRY GREGORY


Complied by Carol Graley from History of the Great Kanawha Valley and the 1850-1860 census or Kanawha County, WV


Henry Gregory was born April 29, 1839, in Kanawha County, WV. He married Sarah E. Rust of Coalsmouth, August 21, 1859. She was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Rust and sister to James W. Rust , another Kanawha Rifleman.

Henry is listed in the 1860 Kanawha County census in the household of his mother Lucinda, 46; William, 16; Jehue, 15; Henry, 10; Josephine, 6. Henry's occupation was listed as a grocer.

Henry enlisted in The Kanawha Riflemen May 22, 1861, at Charleston, WV. He was also with the 22nd VA Regiment of the CSA. He became ill at White Sulphur Spring, VA August 20, 1861, but was still on the roll in November 1, 1862. Henry was killed in action at White Sulphur Spring August 26, 1863. He is buried in the Rust Cemetery across from Coalsmouth on top of a hill. Henry's tombstone lists his death as April 26, 1863.



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