I'm interested in more information about this family, and especially hearing from descendants. From the available data, it seems they spent most of their lives in Fayette and Runnels County Texas.
Most of the information below is contained in available records, and it is as accurate as I can make it. If I've made an error - please feel free to bring it to my attention.
William David "Billie" Gregory was born November 23, 1856 in LaGrange, Fayette County, Texas and died April 8, 1935 in Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas. He was the son of Robert Franklin Gregory (1843-1880) and Ada Alice Scallorn (~1837 - ~1926.) He married Elizabeth "Bettie" Hulda Kirk November 30, 1880. She was born March 16, 1859 in Plum Grove, Fayette County, Texas and died 1935, daughter of Benjamin Calvin Kirk and Margaret Johnston.
Children of William David "Billie" Gregory and Elizabeth "Bettie" Hulda Kirk:
i. 2. Nellie Lee Gregory was born April 30, 1872 in Plum Grove, Fayette County, Texas and died May 27, 1951 in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas.
ii.3. Katie Bell Gregory was born September 19, 1881 in Schulenburg, Fayette County, Texas and died May 5, 1935 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.
iii. Mamie K. Gregory was born August 17, 1889 in Stringtown, Fayette County, Texas.
iv.4. Ada Amanda Gregory was born December 4, 1891 in Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas and died February 9, 1966 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.
v. Marguerite Gregory was born July 22, 1894 in Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas.
vi.5. William David Gregory, Jr. was born October 5, 1898 in Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas.
vii. Benjamin Kirk Gregory was born April 15, 1902 in Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas.
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Notes on William David "Billie" Gregory:
He was a Drayman: A drayman was historically the driver of a dray, a low, flat- bed wagon without sides, pulled generally by horses or mules that were used for transport of all kinds of goods. Also often called a “carter” or “carman”, a person who drove a horse and cart (or “lorry”, “lurrie”) engaged on goods collection and delivery from/to a railway goods yard or depot. A drayman would have the same horse permanently assigned to him, and would often groom the animal in his own time. Drove a dray, which was a low flatbed wagon pulled by horses to transport goods. More recently it refers to deliveries of ale and beer
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William David "Billie" Gregory
Birth:Nov.23,1856 La Grange Fayette County Texas, USA Death:Apr.8, 1935 Ballinger Runnels County Texas, USA
Son of Robert Franklin Gregory and Ada Scallorn.
Spouse: Bettie Hulda Kirk Gregory (1859-1935)
Children: Ada Amanda Gregory Truly (1891-1966)
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Ballinger Runnels County Texas, USA Plot: Sec 1, Lot 86, Space 1
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Family is found in the 1900 Census, Ballinger, Runnels, Texas and the 1910 Census, Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas
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Notes on Katie Bell Gregory:
Name: Katie Belle GREGORY Sex: F Birth: 19 SEP 1881 in Schulenburg, Fayette, TX Death: 5 MAY 1935 in Dallas, Dallas, TX
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Notes on Ada Amanda Gregory:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Ballinger, Runnels County Texas, USA Plot: Sec 3, Lot 111, Space 2
Spouse:Richard Etheldred Truly (1889-1955)
Parents: William David Gregory (1856-1935)Bettie Hulda Kirk Gregory (1859-1935)
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Notes on William David Gregory, Jr.:
Possible death: Gregory William David 06-27-1981 DALLAS
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