John Gregson

9 February 1823–28 June 1901 (Age 78)
Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Gregson was born on 9 February 1823, his father, Squire Gregson, was 21 and his mother, Mary Horrox, was 19. He married Martha Hill on 24 March 1844, in Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1860 and New Jersey, United States in 1870. He died on 28 June 1901, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Totowa, Passaic, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Gregson
1823–1901
Martha Hill
1823–1864
Marriage: 24 March 1844
Mary Gregson
1844–1916
Squire Gregson
1850–1910
Martha J. Gregson
1857–1922
Elizabeth Gregson
1846–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 March 1844
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1833

Age 10

The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.
1844

Age 21

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Greg, a short form of the personal name Gregory .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Gregson in household of Squire Gregson, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Gregson, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Gregson, "United States Census, 1860"

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