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John Gregory, Sr.

Male Abt 1730 - 1784


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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  Abt 1730  , Hereford, Philadelphia (later Berks) County, Pennsylvania Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    County Formation  1752 
    • Berks County was established from part of Philadelphia County (land east of the Schuylkill River) and from part of Lancaster County (land west of the Schuylkill River - except for the township of Caernarvon and possibly the lower parts of Brecknock, Robeson and Union Townships which were in Chester County). The original inhabitants came aboard crude ships built mostly to carry cargo, having paid their way by signing an indenture of servitude with either the owner of the ship or a broker in Europe early in the 18th century. Once they arrived in this country, these indentures were redeemed with hard work. Some immigrants spent as long as seven years working to pay for price of their passage. Others were more fortunate. They came as yeomen, paying their way for them and their families. They found ways to liquidate holdings in the old land and if they were able to sell them, they had some means to begin again. However, most of these families abandoned everything they had in the middle of the night as there were strict laws against leaving and against taking anything out of Germany. Some men came alone; others with their fathers and brothers to prepare a place here for their mother's, wives and sisters. Others came in groups. When they had built a home, sometimes no more than a log cabin, and put in their first crop, the next thing they did was set about building their churches. They were like-minded, strong, determined, honest and fair. Dedication was a most important force as they fought sickness, starvation, the feared Indians and wild animals in their new home. There was the hardship of back-breaking work, disease and death and many times they were forced to bury little children along the way. Despite these things they were a thankful people, grateful for the opportunity they had to serve their God freely in this new land. Most of the original settlers were Protestants who had fled from their homes in Germany to find a safe place to live and practice their religion which was most important to them. They were Lutherans, Presbyterians, Reformed (Calvinists), Moravians, Mennonites, Amish, Schwenkfelders, Brethren, all with idiosyncrasies that separated them, but united by fervor and strong will and this intrinsic belief in hard work--seeking refuge from the nightmare of the religious persecution occurring in Germany.
    French & Indian War  1754-1763 
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    Died  1784  , Bethel Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2014  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Father  Richard Gregory, Sr.,   b. Abt 1700, , Hereford, Philadelphia (later Berks) County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 18 Feb 1765 and 24 Jun 1765, , Oley, Berks County, Pennsylvania Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Margertha Bixby,   b. Abt 1708,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Family ID  F683  Group Sheet

    Family  Christina Tittermerry,   b. Est 1730,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Abt 1750 
    Children 
     1. John Gregory, Jr.,   b. 16 Sep 1751,   d. 24 Dec 1836
     2. Peter Gregory, Sr.,   b. 16 Sep 1751, , Hereford, Berks County, Pennsylvania Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1792, , Huntington (later Union), Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Gregory,   b. 7 Mar 1754,   d. 17 Apr 1831
     4. Richard Gregory,   b. Est 1756,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Christina Gregory,   b. Abt 1757,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Susannah Gregory,   b. Est 1759,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Elizabeth Gregory,   b. Est 1761,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Nancy Gregory,   b. Est 1763,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F682  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1730 - , Hereford, Philadelphia (later Berks) County, Pennsylvania Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1784 - , Bethel Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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