Green B. Gregory
Green B. Gregory came to Barry County, Mo., in 1854, from Washington Counmty. He located about one mile from Exeter, his house being the second one built in this vicinity. Since then he has not resided father than two miles from Exeter, his present residence, a large, two-story frame house, being very near the town. He was born in Tennessee in 1826, and when quite small went to Illinois, where he was reared and remained until 1841, with the exception of three years spent in Indiana. In 1841 he removed to Washington County, Mo., and engaged in mining. for eighteen months he served in the Mexican War as a member of Company D, Third Missouri Regiment of Volunteers, after which he returned to Washington County. In 1852 he went to California, where for one year he was engaged in mining. returning to Washington County he remained there until 1854, when he removed to Barry County, since which time he has been very successfully engaged in farming. For the last eight years he has also handled produce extensively. In 1853 he wedded Elvira Cornwell, by whom he had seven children, of whom three, Joseph G., Mary J. and John., are living. Mrs. Gregory died in 1817, and in 1873 Mr. Gregory married again, choosing for his wife Martha J. Weatherly, of Barry County. She was born and reared in Tennessee. Seven children have also been born to this union, five of whom are living, viz: Michael E., Josiah W., Frances E., James F. and George A. Mr. Gregory, his wife and one daughter are members of the Christian Church. One son is a member of the Methodist Church. Our subject is a Democrat in politics, and is a member of the I.O.O.F., and one of the oldest Mason in the county. He is a public-spirited and highly respected citizen.

Rank: Private
Conflict: Mexican War
Name of Unit: 3rd Regiment Mounted Missouri Volunteers
Alternate Unit Name:
Company: D
Record Group: Office of Adjutant General
Series Title: Record of Service Card, Mexican War, 1846-1847
Box: 33
Reel: s00912
Reprint, Goodspeed's 1888 History of Barry County, pages 167-168
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