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Additional info on Martha Gregory:
I don't have solid proof of the parents of Martha Gregory, but looking through the census this is my best guess.
In 1850 Thomas Turley is living with his father Allen and Hannah Turley. He doesn't marry Martha Gregory til 23 March 1852 in Tazewell County, VA.The only Martha Gregory I find in Tazewell County is the one living with Daniel Gregory and Elizabeth in the same district of Tazewell County, VA.Daniel looks to be listed as "age 30", while Elizabeth is listed as "age 50".I think Daniel must be a son of Elizabeth, and Elizabeth was a widow.The children listed are: Louis (29), Martha (22), Richard (19), Mary (17), Nancy (17), Elizabeth (14), Franklin (12), James (11), Thompson (8), Doctor (7).
I then checked the 1860 census for Tazewell County, and found Elizabeth (age 60) living in the household of John D. and Mary (age 31) Peery.Elizabeth's son "Thompson Gregory (age 18)" is also living with her.So this is the same "Elizabeth Gregory" that I found in the 1850 census.
I checked "Rootsweb" and found that Mary Gregory married John Drew Peery in 8 October 1848?? (This marriage date doesn't gel since Mary is living with Elizabeth in the 1850 census). Mary's parents are listed as John K. Gregory and Elizabeth (Holland).There is no info listed that documents this - so I would consider it unsubstanciated.
But, the info must have come from somewhere. Since John D. and Mary are listed in the 1860 census with Elizabeth in the household, my best guess would be that Martha Gregory who married Thomas Turley was a daughter of John K. and Elizabeth (Holland??) Gregory, and that Martha's birth would be listed as born around 1828 from the 1850 census. Even though Rootsweb listings show Mary Gregory as born 13 April 1828 in Pittsville (Pittsylvania County) Virginia, Martha may have been born earlier?? and most likely in Pittsylvania County, VA.This is all speculation and needs more research.
Additional info on Thomas Turley:
Information provided by Jeffrey C. Weaver's 22nd Virginia Cavalry published by H. E. Howard, Inc., Appomattox C.H., VA. (I only listed 2 of the Companys - The 2nd was lead by Balaam W. Higginbotham - husband of Priscilla Turley - Thomas Turley's sister)
The 22nd Regiment Virginia Cavalry, also known as Bowen's Regiment Virginia Mounted Riflemen, was organized October 27, 1863, with 10 companies, described below (I only listed 2). The regiment was raised by Colonel Henry S. Bowen, former Colonel of the 188th (Tazewell County) Militia. Brigadier General John Stuart Williams had given Bowen authority to raise the regiment.
Company F - Captain William Washington Brown's Company. This company was organized by August 8, 1863 from Tazewell County men. Officers were:
William W. Brown, Captain
Jess Barker, 1st Lieutenant
Granville H. Neel, 2nd Lieutenant
John T. Litz, 2nd Lieutenant
Thomas Turley, 2nd Lieutenant
Company H - Captain Balaam W. Higginbotham's Company, formed by former members of the 188th (Tazewell County) Militia, in which Higginbotham was a captain. The date of organization of this company was August 15, 1863. Most members of this company were residents of Tazewell County, Virginia. Company officers were:
Balaam W. Higginbotham, Captain (married Priscill Turley - sister to Thomas Turley)
Samuel W. Brooks, 1st Lieutenant
Wesley Hall, 2nd Lieutenant
Benjamin H. Helbent, 2nd Lieutenant
Robert J. Higginbotham, 2nd Lieutenant
Byron K. Durham