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Peter Gregory, Sr.[1, 2]

Male 1751 - 1792


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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  16 Sep 1751  , Hereford, Berks County, Pennsylvania Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Military: Revolutionary War  1 Dec 1777 
    • Bet. 1777 - 1778, Capt. Daniel Reiff Co. 7th & 8th Class-Berks Co. Militia & Col Jacob Weaver Esq, Feb. 1778
      PA. Archive 5th series V. 5
      Weller-Luzerne Co.,PA Survey Rev. War soldiers Land Grants-Plymouth Twp. microfische 6010563
      1777, Rank of Sergeant
      December 01, 1777, Pay roll of Capt. Daniel Reiff's Co of the 7th & 8th Classes Berks Co. Militia
      Bet. 1777 - 1778, Capt. David Strouse's 8th Co (Berks co. Fine Book p. 12-muster fine 0.7, 6)
    Will Written  18 Apr 1785  , , Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    County Formation  1786 
    Luzerne County formed from Northumberland 
    Move  Between 1786 and 1788 
    from Berks County to Luzerne County, PA 
    • Peter appears on list of taxables of Herford Township, Berks County, PA from 1774-1786. The list of 1787 is missing. Peter's name is not on the list for 1788.
    Census: Federal  1790  , , Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • male >16: Peter McGregory [at 35]
      female [Mary Susannah at 28]
      female [Mary at 7]
      male <16 [George at 6]
      male <16 [Peter Jr. at 4]
      male <16 [Richard at 1]
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    Name  McGregory 
    Died  1792  , Huntington (later Union), Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: freezing 
    Buried  Sorber Cemetery, Reyburn, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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    Notes 
    • (Medical):According to family tradition, Peter went to Shickshinny late one Saturday afternoon to bring back supplies. There was a bad ice storm and as he was coming home he slipped and fell, broke his leg, and froze to death. Peter is the first person buried in Sorber Cemetery in Reyburn Township.
    Person ID  I2007  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Father  John Gregory, Sr.,   b. Abt 1730, , Hereford, Philadelphia (later Berks) County, Pennsylvania Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, , Bethel Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Christina Tittermerry,   b. Est 1730,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  Abt 1750 
    Family ID  F682  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Susannah Gearhart,   b. 27 Apr 1762, , Sunbury, Northampton County, Pennsylvania Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1806, , Koonsville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Dec 1782  , Hereford, Berks County, Pennsylvania Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. Mary Gregory,   b. 10 Apr 1783, , Hereford, Berks County, Pennsylvania Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1845, , , Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. George Gregory,   b. 27 Nov 1784, , , Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1836, , Union Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Peter Gregory, Jr.,   b. 4 Dec 1786,   d. 26 Mar 1842
     4. Richard Gregory,   b. 28 Jan 1789, , , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880
     5. Christina Gregory,   b. 2 Apr 1791, , Union Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F680  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Sep 1751 - , Hereford, Berks County, Pennsylvania Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Dec 1782 - , Hereford, Berks County, Pennsylvania Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill Written - 18 Apr 1785 - , , Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1790 - , , Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: freezing - 1792 - , Huntington (later Union), Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sorber Cemetery, Reyburn, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S369] Biographical Sketches from the History of Luzerne County, PA, Index of Part II, Donald L. Winans, edited by H. C. Bradsby (1893), (Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1996), 939.

    2. [S415] Sorber Cemetery, between Koonsville and Reyburn (Union Township), Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, memorial grave marker for Peter Gregory, Sr., photographed by Linda Kozic, 21 Oct 2004.

    3. [S1678] 1790 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Luzerne County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2000), M637, roll 8, p. 149, Peter McGregory household, accessed 18 Jul 2008, 18 Jul 2008.

    4. [S405] "Benscoter Family Bible," database, Lower Luzerne County.com, Sheila Brandon, (http://www.lowerluzernecounty.com/familybibles/benscoterfamilybible.htm).

    5. [S501] Concerning The Van Bunschoten or Van Benschoten Family in America, A Genealogy and Brief History, William Henry Van Benschoten, (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 2000 (originally published in 1907)), 505-506.