Re: William and Andrew Gregory
Annette~ I decided to look back thru all my notes to see if I could find any info for you.
I question whether we are related, however there was a William H. Gregory in my family who was the son of William L. Gregory (son of William Gregory b. 1774 and Rebecca Lane). William L. was born abt. 1803 in Kentucky. He married Nancy (for some unremembered reason I keep thinking she was a Fowler) in Lawrence County, Alabama. In the 1850 Alabama Census, he is shown as age 47, Nancy 43 (born Kentucky), William H. 16, Sarah A. 12, Jane C. 10, Thomas B. 8, and a Misouri R.E. Gregory 50 (a slave?). All of the children and Misouri were born in Alabama.
I found information showing a John Andrew Gregory b. 1842 d. 1922 m. to Jimmie (Gemmie) Bradley and a William H. Gregory b. 1847 d. 1902 m. to Martha Moye. I also have a note about a Gregory Cemetery in Evergreen, Mississippi directly below the above info. I am also showing an Andrew Gregory in the 1870 Harrison County, Mississippi (Biloxi) Census, page 322. I believe that this Andrew might have been the one who lived with Carrol Gregory in 1850 and 1860 Censuses.
I also have a note about an Edward Gregory and Williah(m) H. Gregory whose parents were John A. Gregory and Elizabeth Holder. This John might be the son John of my William and Rebecca, but I have not researched him as yet.
I found a reference to a Ruffin Gregory married to a Mary Bradley on 28 Aug 1835 in Madison County, Mississippi.
But nothing on Algernon though I've probably seen the name. But it is interesting that both John Andrew and Ruffin married Bradley girls. Maybe you should concentrate on researching Bradley.
You probably have most of this info, but in case you don't, I hope it helps. I will keep an eye out for your William H. and his ancestors. We Gregories are all connected somehow, somewhere. In case our families connect, William and Rebecca were born either in Kentucky (Shelby or Meade Counties) or Sullivan County, Tennessee or possibly Virginia. Because of state line changes it's a toss-up. They married in Shelby County, Kentucky in 1797, went to Rutherford County, Tennessee (where I believe other Gregories were), then on to Lawrence County, Alabama where William died in 1848. Then at least some of them went to Mississippi including Rebecca later on. They stayed around Tippah, Pontotoc and Lee Counties for the most part.
As far as your man in the cemetery in La Pine, maybe he was a ghost. Only kidding. But you have to admit, it does sound strange. ~Linda