William Gregory Persinger

Brief Life History of William Gregory

When William Gregory Persinger was born on 25 August 1857, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Persinger, was 40 and his mother, Margaret Frances Holloway, was 39. He married Emma Kyle Bridgett on 16 June 1887, in Alleghany, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia, United States in 1880 and Covington District, Alleghany, Virginia, United States in 1900. He died on 27 August 1916, in Covington, Alleghany, Virginia, United States, at the age of 59.

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William Gregory Persinger
Emma Kyle Bridgett
Marriage: 16 June 1887
Ethel Payne Persinger
Elizabeth Ann Persinger
Munford Tavenor Persinger
Andrew Jackson Persinger
Mary Julia Persinger
Ducal H Persinger
Dorothy Holloway Persinger
Naomi Hull Persinger
Ruth Virginia Persinger
William Gregory Persinger Jr.
Jack Persinger

Sources (46)

  • Will B Persinger, "United States Census, 1900"
  • W. J Persinger, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Wm. C. Persinger, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


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

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Altered form of Swiss German Bersinger .

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

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