Lewis Johnson Gregory

Brief Life History of Lewis Johnson

When Lewis Johnson Gregory was born on 4 January 1843, in Ohio, United States, his father, David Gregory, was 42 and his mother, Charity Cummins, was 37. He married Nancy L McGlaughlin on 29 December 1865, in Vinton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Knox, Vinton, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Wilkesville, Wilkesville Township, Vinton, Ohio, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1865. He died on 15 November 1915, in Wilkesville, Vinton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Wilkesville, Vinton, Ohio, United States.

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Lewis Johnson Gregory
Nancy L McGlaughlin
Marriage: 29 December 1865
Joseph Benton Gregory
Flora Catherine Gregory
Cora Gregory
George Gilbert Gregory
James Luther Gregory

Sources (33)

  • Lewis J Gregory, "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890"
  • Legacy NFS Source: L. J.Gregory - Government record: birth-name: Lewis Johnson Gregory
  • Henry J. Gregory, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: from a personal name that was popular throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages. The Greek original, Grēgorios, is a derivative of grēgorein ‘to be awake, to be watchful’. However, the Latin form, Gregorius, came to be associated by folk etymology with grex, gregis ‘flock, herd’, under the influence of the Christian image of the good shepherd. The Greek name was borne in the early Christian centuries by two fathers of the Orthodox Church, Saint Gregory Nazianzene (c. 325–390) and Saint Gregory of Nyssa (c. 331–395), and later by sixteen popes, starting with Gregory the Great (c. 540–604). It was also the name of 3rd- and 4th-century apostles of Armenia. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. Italian Gregorio , German, Slovak, and Slovenian Gregor , Polish Grzegorz, Czech Řehoř (see Rehor ), and French Gregoire , and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Polish Grzegorczyk .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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s/o David and Charity Cummins Gregory Served in Ohio 58th Infantry, Union Army, in US Civil War

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