Biography - I Gregory

I. L. GREGORY, farmer, P. O. Irving, was born in Montgomery County, Ill., April 22, 1851, son of David E. and Rebecca (CRESS) GREGORY, natives of North Carolina, he, a farmer and wheelwright, born December 1, 1809; she, born February 12, 1812; they are now residents of the town of Irving, are hale and hearty, and enjoying the comforts of their snug home, having retired from active life, leaving their son on the farm; of their six children, Irvin, our subject, is the fifth child; he received a rudimentary education in the common schools of the county; afterward attended Carthage College a year, and finished at Hillsboro, Ill.; he assisted his father on the farm until twenty-six years of age, when he began farming on his own account, on the homestead place, where he is doing well. In Montgomery County, he married Helen THUMB, a native of that county, born in 1859, who has borne him five interesting children, viz.: Ethel, Marvin, Iva, Rolland and Rosa. The parents of Mrs. GREGORY were born in New York; her father, Marion THUMB, was a farmer by occupation. Mr. GREGORY is a Democrat; his wife is a member of the Lutheran Church.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 285-286.

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