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Dock Patrick Gregory

Birth9/8/1852
 
Reside1894/1895
 
District 3
Death5/12/1947
Grave5/14/1947
Aged: 94.7 years
Family Tradition reports that Dock Patrick had Black Dutch (American Indian) ancestry. No one has definite information on what Indian tribe, but it is thought to be Cherokee. The Cherokees settled at various places along the same westerly migration route of the Gregory families, from North Carolina through Tennessee and into Oklahoma, where two Cherokee Nations settled and merged, and a third was later established.

I have not yet found any independent evidence of either parent or ancestor with a Cherokee (or other Indian) spouse. This type of information is often undocumented in that era. Loretta Gregory Gay has done extensive research on the Gregorys among the Cherokee, as well as the Choctaw, but has found no definite connection.

Dock's grandchildren remembered the names of their aunts and uncles as follows:
William Henry Harrison, Charlie Bluford, George Thomas, Ed or Eddie, Minnie, John, Andy, Lucy, Dock (who died as an infant in 1895), Wiley and Mack (also died as an infant in 1901).
-- Oral information from Loretta Gregory Gay and Lou Ila Gregory Jenkins, and email from great-grandson Alfred Gregory on Gregory Discussion List, RootsWeb, 30 April 2000

I include in this genealogy documentation of these children of Dock and Julia from public records. Names from census to census are inconsistent. Ages are inconsistently reported in the Censuses. Dock is listed in various names.

Loretta Gregory Gay and sisters knew their grandfather's name as Dock Patrick Gregory.
The 1860 Cherokee County, Alabama, Federal Census gives his name as "Patrick."
The 1870 Jefferson County, Tennessee, Federal Census lists him as "Patrick E."
In 1880 still in Jefferson County, Tennessee, we find him listed again as "Patrick."
In 1900 now in Chickasaw Nation, and recorded as "Doctor Gregory."
In the 1910 Stephens County, Oklahoma, census he is listed as "Dock"
The 1920 Garvin County, Oklahoma, census reports him as "Dock G."
Descendants have not figured out what the initial G or E might stand for.

1860 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Alabama, 11 June, District 3, PO Ringgold, page 7, Hse/Fam #37
Gregory, Henry 35 M Farmer born Tenn
Gregory, Reachael 30 M Domestic born Tenn
Gregory, Patrick 4 M born Ala

1870 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 16 August, District 5, PO Trion, page 10, Hse/Fam #71
Henry Gregory M 50 M W Wagon Maker $767 Personal Estate b Tennessee Cannot read or write
Rachel Gregory 43 F W Keeps House b Tennessee [b abt 1827]
Julia A Gregory 21 F W b Alabama [b abt 1849] Cannot read or write
Jackson Gregory 19 M W b Alabama [b abt 1851] Cannot read or write
Henrietta Gregory 17 F W b Alabama [b abt 1853] Cannot read or write
Patrick E Gregory 15 M W b Alabama [b abt 1853] Cannot read or write

The 1870 census record also has a discrepancy in the ages for father Henry and child Patrick, with a change of 15 years for Henry and 8 years for Patrick. Census records from this era exhibit a high number of discrepancies, likely partly due to the lack of literacy or focus on detail of both the enumerators and the populace being enumerated.

The actual birth date is known from family sources as 8 September 1852. Here are the census reports and the birth year they yield. Census ages could vary up to two years due to difference of birth month and census month. Note that the 1880 census yields a difference of 6 years!

1860 (Tenn), p. 7: 37/37 -- Patrick, age 4, yields birth year of abt 1856;
1870 (Tenn), p. 10: 71/71 -- Patrick E., age 15, yields birth year of abt 1855;
1880 (Tenn), p. 516: 290/294 -- Patrick Gregory, age 22 yields birth year of abt 1858;
1900 (Chickasaw Nation), p. 27A: 404/404 -- Doctor Gregory, age 44 yields birth year of abt 1856;
1910 (Okla), p 6B No Hse/Fam # -- Dolf Gegery, age 56, yields birth year of abt 1854;
1920 (Okla), (no p): 188/200 -- Dock G. Gregory, age 67, yields birth year of abt 1853
1930 (Okla), (p 10B): 183/192 -- Doc G. Gregory, age 78, yields birth year of abt 1852

1880 Jefferson Co, Tennessee, Federal Census lists Dock separately as Patrick Gregory, with wife Julia A. C.; an age discrepancy occurs here also, with age as 22, only 8 years again from the last census.

1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 17 June, Civil District 5, Enumeration District 177, p 35, Hse #290, Fam #284
Gregory, Patrick W M 22 Farmer TN TN TN
Gregory, Julia A C W F 24 Wife Keeping Hse TN TN TN
Gregory, William H H W M 1M born May Son TN TN TN

Most of Doc and Julia's children were born in Tennessee. They moved to north Texas with all their living children in about 1894-5. Son Dock was born near McKinney, Collin County, Texas, in 1895. Wiley was born on the same farm near McKinney in 1897. Sometime before July 1900, when the US census was taken, they moved to Oklahoma Territory. When he moved his family north of the Red River, Dock first established residence near the border of Oklahoma Territory and Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, near Earl, Oklahoma Territory.

From the 1900 census, it appears they lived in Chickasaw Nation. But in June 1901, Dock and Julia's last child, Mack, was born in Earl, in J County, Oklahoma Territory, which became Johnston County after the state was established in 1907. This is close to the boundary of Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory. These two territories were later merged into the new state of Oklahoma. Mack died before the end of 1901.

In 1900 the family are actually enumerated in Chickasaw Nation of Indian Territory, not Oklahoma Territory. They are reported resident in Township 4 of Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. Dock is listed as Doctor Gregory, age 44. This census gives actual month and year of birth. The birth date for Dock is September 1855. This differs from the information from the family, which report an exact birth date of 8 September 1852.

1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 4 July, Township 4 South Range 4E, District 145, page 27A, Hse/Fam #402
Doctor Gregory Head W M Sep 1855 44 Married 21 yrs AL Unknown TN Farmer
Julia Gregory Wife W F Jan 1855 45 Married 21 yrs TN TN TN
William H Gregory Son W M May 1880 20 TN TN TN Farm Laborer
Charles Gregory Son W M Dec 1881 18 TN TN TN Farm Laborer
Thomas Gregory Son W M Jan 1884 16 TN TN TN Farm Laborer
Edward Gregory Son W M Nov 1885 14 TN TN TN Farm Laborer
John Gregory Son W M Jun 1890 9 TN TN TN
Andrew Gregory Son W M May 1892 8 TN TN TN
Lucy Gregory Dau W F Aug 1893 6 TN TN TN
Wiley Gregory Son W M Aug 1897 2 TX TN TN

This is the first time and last time I have seen the name Andrew for Andy. The children were not even sure his real name was Andrew, since he never went by anything else but Andy. And Andy could be what was actually reported, but the enumerator decided to formalize it to Andrew.

Note that in this census the place of birth of Dock's father is reported as Unknown. Either Dock forgot (but later tried to remember, reporting Tennessee one time and Virginia another time), or the enumerator forgot what he said, or just interpolated.

In 1910, we discover Dock and family in Richland Township of Stephens County (near Marlow) Oklahoma. He is recorded under the spelling of Dolf Gegery. The writing of this enumerator is fairly legible, but spelling is awful, and he seems not to have heard correctly the forms of some names.

1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 25 April, Richland Township, District 243, page 6B, No Hse or Fam #s on this page
Gegery, Dolf Head M W 56 married 31 years AL TN TN Farmer
Gegery, July (Julie?) wife F W 55 married 31 yrs TN TN TN
Gegery, Harison Son M W 29 TN TN TN [Note spelling with one r]
Gegery, Charley Son M W 28 TN TN TN
Gegery, John Son M W 19 TN TN TN
Gegery, Anda Son M W 18 TN TN TN
Gegery, Lucy Dau M W 16 TN TN TN
Gegery, Wyley Son M W 12 TN TN TN

This 1910 census shows Dock and his family living next door to Joe Green. This Joe Green is Toliver Jorile Green. His daughter Rettie (Alpharetta Mae, listed somewhat illegibly as Retta here) later married Dock's son Andy. It was a exciting piece of family history for me to learn that my grandparents had lived next door to each other as children. The enumerator reports Wylie as born in Tennessee, but in fact he was born in Collin County, Texas, after the family moved.

Notice a strange fact about this census. The birthplace reported for Dock is Alabama, but the birthplace for the father of all his children is Tennessee! The reports have previously reported father's birthplace as Alabama, consistent with the reports for Dock himself.

There is an interesting change in one fact in the 1920 census. The birthplace of Dock's father is reported as Virginia, instead of Tennessee.
Gregory Patrick Head M W 67 AL VA TN Farmer

1920 Garvin County, Oklahoma, Federal Census lists him as Dock G. Gregory, with wife Julia A. Children's names have some discrepancies in this entry (like reversed names and initials, or second name instead of first), but generally match known names in family history. Wiley is not in the household, but appears in the 1920 census.

1920 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, 25 January, Elmore Township, District 25, page 11B, Hse #188, Fam #200
Gregory Dock G Head Owns Farm (Mortgaged) M W 67 AL VA TN Farmer
Gregory Julia A Wife F W 65 Single TN TN TN No Occupation
Gregory Harris W Son M W 39 Single TN AL TN Farmer, Working Out
Gregory Charles B Son M W 38 Single TN AL TN Farmer, Working Out
Gregory Thomas G Son M W 36 Single TN AL TN Farmer, Working Out
Gregory Edy Son M W 33 Single TN AL TN Farmer, Working Out
Gregory Wiley Son M W 22 Single TN AL TN Farmer, Working Out

In the 1930 census, Dock and family are still in Elmore Township, Garvin County. The birthplace of his father is again reported as Virginia. I would suggest that as years went by, Dock remembered the original family tie to Virginia, where it appears Henry's father came from, and this came to mind when by this stage in his life he was asked for the birthplace of his father.

In previous reports his father's birthplace has been Tennessee or Unknown. Also in the reports on Henry himself, the birthplace has been reported as Tennessee. It appears from various indicators that Henry's parents came from Virginia, but I have not yet been able to specify details of his parents to definitely confirm this. But indications are also that Henry Gregory was born in Tennessee, not Virginia.

Note that in 1930, grandson Dave Tugman is living with Dock's family. There are still 5 sons living with Dock and Julia in 1930.

1930 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, 18 April, Elmore Township, District 25-8, page 10B, Hse #183, Fam #192
Gregory, Doc G Head M W 78 AL VA TN Farmer
Gregory, Julia A Wife F W 74 TN TN TN
Gregory, Harrison W Son M W 49 TN AL TN Labor
Gregory, Ed Son M W 39 TN AL TN Labor
Gregory, John Son M W 35 TN AL TN Labor
Tugman, David M Grandson M W 15 OK OK TN

Dock's wife Julia Ann died in 1935. In 1940, two of his sons are living with him on his farm. Charley has been divorced from his wife and Edd is stil at home and working as a farm laborer. Edd never married.

1940 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, no date, Elmore, District 25-6, page 3A, Hse #42, Owns farm $200
Gregory, D Patric Head M W 84 Widow Grade 2 b Alabama same house in 1935
Gregory, Charley Son M W 58 Divorced Grade 8 b Tenn same house in 1935
Gregory, Edd Son M W 53 Single Grade 8 b Tenn same house in 1935 Farm Laborer

Julia Ann Clementine Strange

Birth1/21/1855
 
Death5/28/1935
 
Grave5/29/1935
Aged: 80.3 years
1860 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 8 June, PO Not Stated, page 337 (scan 497), Hse #2385, Fam #2429
Wm Strange 39 M Farmer $2000 Real Estate $1000 Personal Tennessee [abt 1821]
M A Strange 34 F b Tennessee [abt 1826] Cannot read or write
Julia A Strange 6 F b Tennessee [abt 1854]

1870 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 2 August, 3rd Civil District, PO Trion, page 27 (340), Hse #178, Family #176
Strange, William 49 M W Farmer TN
Strange, Mary A 46 F W Keeps House TN
Strange, Julia A C 15 F W Tennessee

In the 1880 census, we find Julia Ann Clementine in her own household, with her husband Dock Patrick Gregory and their 12-month-old child William Henry Harrison.

1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 17 June, Civil District 5, Enumeration District 177, p 35, Hse #290, Fam #284
Gregory, Patrick W M 22 Farmer TN TN TN
Gregory, Julia A C W F 24 Wife Keeping Hse TN TN TN
Gregory, William H H W M 1M born May Son TN TN TN
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1

William Henry Harrison 

5/11/188011/18/1931  TN  
2+

Charles 

12/25/18819/19/1979  TN, Cocke Co, Newport Annie Mabel Cobble 
3+

Thomas G 

1/27/18841/19/1982  TN, Cocke Co, Newport Fannie Belle Wilson 
4

Edy 

11/18/188510/8/1958  TN, Cocke Co, Newport  
5

Minnie 

5/17/18881888  TN, Cocke Co, Newport  
6

John 

6/22/18903/18/1993  TN, Cocke Co, Newport  
7+

Andy 

5/29/18921/25/1975  TN, Cocke Co, Newport Alpharetta Mae Green 
8+

Lucy 

8/16/18936/29/1970  TN, Cocke Co, Newport George Edward Tugman, Lawrence Carter 
9

Dock 

10/2/18951895  TX, Collin Co, Near Mckinney  
10+

Wiley 

9/17/18974/8/1973  TX, Collin Co, Near Mckinney Ada Guerin 
11

Mack 

6/24/19011901  OK, Johnston Co, Earl  
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  1. Census: . 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory;
  2. Census: . 1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma;
  3. Census: . 1930 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma;
  4. Census: . 1860 Federal Census, Cherokee County, Alabama;
  5. Other: Gedcom Import: Jenkins-Gregory-LeStrange-McSwainPRIV.ged; Imported 8/19/2007;
  6. Other: Loretta Gregory Gay Genealogical Research;
  7. Other: Alfred Gregory, email in discussion list, April 2000;
  1. Census: . 1860 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee;
  2. Census: . 1870 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee;
  3. Other: Gedcom Import: Jenkins-Gregory-LeStrange-McSwainPRIV.ged; Imported 8/19/2007;
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