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August 27, 1953




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Rev. Calvin Gregory, Editor,

Macon County Times,

Lafayette, Tenn.


Dear Sir:


†††† Would you send me a copy of your paper in which you ran an article on the Adams family as given in the census of Smith County, Tenn., for 1820 and 1830?I am an Adams and have been workin my genealogy.My oldest known ancestor was Drewry Adams.He was in Greenville County, Va., in 1786 and in South Carolina in 1790.In 1799 the family was granted land in Christian, now Trigg County, Ky.


†††† I am also a descendant of the Smith County, Tennessee, Craigheads.Peter Craighead is the oldest of whom I am sure.I would appreciate any information on my people.


††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Sincerely,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mrs. Gladys Linton


(Editor's note.This article was in the paper for May 7th, already in the mail for Mrs. Linton.We have lately acquired quite a lot of additional Adams information which we hope to publish soon.As to the Craighead family, I have the census records of 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850 and 1870.These ought to give some information on the family.But we are at present so hard pushed for time that this will have to be laid over till a more leisure time.We are glad to have the above letter. Readers who can furnish her any additional information, are urged to write to her.



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R. 1, Cook Road,

Hermitage, Tenn.

August 22, 1953


Dear Brother Gregory:


†††† It was with deep regret that we were unable to attend the Gregory reunion the past Sunday, but Mr. Miles was engaged in a revival and it was impossible to be there.I had looked forward to seeing many relative whom I had not seen for many years.You see my grandparents, Johnnie and Sallie Climer Gregory, passed away when I was only 14 years of age.Five years later, my mother, Aldora Gregory Tuck, died.


†††† I know, Brother Gregory, you understand the work that we are in, that we have but little time we can call our own, to keep in touch with relatives, my mother having passed away about 25 years ago and I living in another section, I am sorry to say that I do not remember as much about them as I would like to.


†††† I am very proud to belong to the Gregory family, and I am indeed thankful that my mother and grandparents were the fine people they were.Very often I bow my head in thanksgiving to God for the Christian foundation that I received in my early home and in the home of my grandparents.This cannot be taken from me.


†††† I have been reading the Gregory lineage in the Times and the informtion has meant much to me.But, Brother Gregory, I am at a loss as to just where my grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Gregory, come in.Are we descendants of William H. Gregory, Squire Bill?Will you please furnish me with such information?My great-grandfather Gregory was named William, and I am able to go back no farther.


†††† Brother Gregory, I know that your time is valuable and that you are so busy.But will you please send me the names of my ancestors beginning with my own family?My mother's children's names are:Flossie, Lola, Annie Versie, Erma and Ernest.


†††† Brother Gregory, I cannot tell you how much the family history means to those who have not had the privilege to keep in close touch with their kin.Your column is the very first thing I read when the Times arrives.Mr. Miles sends his best wishes for you.May God bless you in your work for him.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sincerely yours,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mrs. W. W. (Erma) Miles


(Editor's note.We appreciate this letter and thank Mrs. Miles for her good words.We hope that we have done some little good in supplying people with information as to their ancestry.Mrs. Miles, who is the wife of a leading Baptist minister of Davidson County, is the granddaughter of John A. Gregory, who formerly lived on Peyton's Creek.He was the son of William Gregory, called Will Gregory, the son of Smith Gregory, the son of William H. Gregory, commonly known as Squire Bill Gregory, the son of Thomas Gregory, who, like his son, Squire Bill, was a soldier in the American Revolution.The editor of the Times is descended from Bry Gregory, a brother of Squire Bill, on his grandmother, Sina Gregory's side of the house.On our grandfather, Stephen C. Gregory's side of the house, we are descended from John Gregory, a brother of Thomas Gregory, just mentioned.If additional information is wanted, we might supply a few other points about the older members of the family.Anyway, we thank Mrs. Miles for her good letter and hope that we may help her in her search for her ancestors of long ago.)

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