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The Will of Ambrose Gregory

Reel 27, Mecklenburg Co., VA Wills 1829-1832
Will Book 12, pages 297-298

Will of Ambrose Gregory

In the name of God amen I Ambrose Gregory of the County of Mecklenburg and State of Virginia being at this time of sound mind and memory do make constitute and appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows to wit
       I leave? give devise and bequeath to my wife Sarah Gregory one half of my real and personal property to be enjoyed by her without impeachment of want during her natural life or widowhood and after her death or marriage I devise and bequeath the same to the use of my son Atha Gregory and his heirs forever I devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my property both real and personal of which I now am seized or of which I may be seized or possessed or have a title to at the time of my death including all debts which at that time may be due to me to the use and behoof of my son Atha Gregory and his heirs forever totally excluding my daughter from claiming any share of the same having allotted to her and her husband Stephen P.Pool in my lifetime one half of my estate I hereby constitute my son Atha Gregory and my friend and relation John Gregory son of Richard Gregory and John Gregory son of Joseph Gregory Executors of this my last will and testament and in the _____ of my son Atha qualifying as an Executor it is my wish that he should not be bound to give security for the discharge of his duties as executor in aforesaid and hereby revoking my former will and testament published and Executed by me.  I have this the sixth day of February one thousand eight hundred and twenty six witness my hand and affixed my seal.  --  Signed sealed and published in presence of Luke Wiles, Charles Faultham? and William Vaughan.

At a Court held for Mecklenburg County on the 18 day of October 1830 - The foregoing Last will and testament of Ambrose Gregory deceased was this day produced into court and proved by the oath of William Vaughan subscribing witness thereto and said William Vaughan and Thomas Jones being sworn saith they are well acquainted with the handwriting of Luke Wiles another subscribing witness thereto having seen him write and that they believe it to be in his own proper hand writing of the said Luke Wiles and order to be recorded          Edward L. Tabb Clk

For mother of Ambrose Gregory, see will of Milderidge Vaughan.
For wife of Ambrose Gregory see will of William Vaughan

Halifax Co., VA marriage record:
24 Dec 1795 Stephen Pettipool and Milly Gregory.  Married by Rev. Reuben Pickett

Below is possibly the published marriage record of Atha Gregory son of Ambrose:
Mecklenburg Co., VA
Gregory, Anthony & Nancy Childress
M.B.: January 6, 1814; Married: January 8, 1814
Minister: Reuben Pickett; Sur: William Childress

Inventory & Appraisement of Atha Gregory

Mecklenburg Co., VA Will Book 12  1829-1832
PP 269-271

Made 24th Feby 1830

Negroes: Anthony $300; Daniel $175; woman Clary $275; woman Matildo $350; boy Jack $175;

Farming tools, furniture, etc

Tobacco including: 2 Barns of Tobacco & a Bulk of Tobacco undivided between Ambrose Gregory & the overseer which was in co partnership with Ambrose & Artha Gregory (equally) 18.30

Total: 2131.75
Signed by: Anderson Overby, Bentley (his mark) Wilkerson, James Blanks, R. Y. Overby

P. 271 Account of Sale of the property of Atha Gregory Dec'd made 30?th March 1830.  Total $606.23.  (Purchasers listed.)  Among furniture it reads: "2 of the above Beds was the property of Ambrose Gregory Given to satisfy Atha Gregory Est. on Ent?
Recorded 16 August 1830

Mecklenburg marriage records indicate that Atha's widow, Nancy Gregory, remarried on 16 Sep 1830 to John Newton.
Miscellaneous records indicate that Atha Gregory was the father of at least:
Jane Gregory m. Mecklenburg Co., VA 18 Nov 1834, Littleton Jones, surety John C. Gregory.
Sally Gregory m. 18 Apr 1836, Edward P. P'Pool.
John C. Gregory below:

13 July 1837: one John C. m. in Mecklenburg Co., VA to Julia A. Williamson.
In 1846, bond 24 Sep., Jno C. Gregory m. in Granville Co., NC to Martha Jane McCargo .
1850 Census Mecklenburg Co., VA: John C. Gregory aged 38, hotel keeper, and Martha aged 28.  Others: John Gregory aged 1, William A. Gregory aged 23, boat carpenter, including several of the McCargo name.

Marriage Record of Jno C. Gregory

Halifax Co., VA "Register of Marriages Bk No. 3" 1854-1889
Line 8, Page 1, 9 Feb 1854

Jno C. Gregory
age 37
born Mecklenburg Co., VA
Son of Artha & Nancy C. Gregory
Mar. by J. E. Montague
Joanna Baynham
age 19
born Halifax Co., VA
dau. of Joseph Baynham

1860 Census Halifax Co., VA
John C. Gregory 43, b. VA
Joannah 26, b. VA
John M. 12, b. VA
Martha L. 5, b. VA
Beverly A. 2, B. VA

1870 Census Halifax Co., VA P. O. Halifax Court House
Brown [Bowen], William 33
ditto, Joanna 35
Gregory, Martha 14
ditto, Beverly 11, male
ditto, Caroline 9
ditto, Nancy
Brown [Bowen], Mary 3
ditto, William 4/12

Service Records of Confederate Soldiers
Micro 324, Roll 1069
Capt John C. Gregory's Co.
Virginia Infantry
Capt John C. Gregory appears on muster roll Apl 14 to June 20 1862
Dated June 20, 1862
Enlisted 14 March 1862, Halifax Co., VA
Period 3 yrs or the War

Halifax Co., VA Inventory & Appraisal of John C. Gregory
Will Book 28:115, 143 and Book 29:270

Nov 12, 1862 - a list of property belonging to estate of Jno C. Gregory dec'd appraised by James H. Howerten, Isaac Pollard & Charles M. Royster.