NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The Greggs of Pinckney, Lewis county, N.Y., are descended from an Irish Protestant family, which originally migrated from Scotland to Ireland and settled in county Sligo. Some of its members appear to have renounced the Presbyterian faith, so strenuously adhered to by their Scottish forebears, and united with the Episcopalian, or established Church of England.
(I) Hugh Gregg, a native of Ireland and a commissioned officer in the British army, married Jane McKimm, who was also born in Ireland.
William, Nathan, Robert, Hugh, Daniel, James and Joseph.
(II) Robert, son of Hugh and Jane (McKimm) Gregg, was born in county Sligo, Ireland. He was reared and educated there; and served an apprenticeship at the mason's trade. In 1847 he emigrated to America accompanied by his family, and after landing In St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, he proceeded to Boston, thence to Rodman, Jefferson county, New York, where he settled. He followed his trade in connection with farming for the remainder of his life, and died in Rodman in 1872.
In politics he was a Democrat and he worshipped with the Episcopalians.
He was married in Ireland to Catherine Gilmore, or Gilmour, daughter of James Gilmor, who was of Scottish ancestry, and Nellie (Currie) Gilmore, who was of Irish descent. Children of James & Nellie (Currie) Gilmore were: John, James, Ellen, Patrick, Catherine and Mary.
Children of Robert & Catherine (Gilmore) Gregg:
(who were born in Ireland).
(who were born in Rodman).
(III) Robert Emmett, fourth child of Robert and Catherine (Gilmore) Gregg, was born in Rodman, Feb. 23, 1852. From the public schools he entered the Hungerford Collegiate Institute, where he was graduated in 1873, and turning his attention to educational pursuits was engaged in that useful calling for nine years, during which time he taught twenty-one terms of school. From 1881 to the present (1910) time he has been engaged in farming at Barnes Corners in the town of Pinckney, Lewis county, and in this honorable occupation has attained success.
Politically he is a Democrat. For a quarter of a century he has acted as a justice of the peace, and for the past seven years has served as supervisor of the town of Pinckney.
He is a member of Rodman Lodge, No. 506, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, is master of Barnes Corner Grange, No. 84, Patrons of Husbandry, and for the past two years has held the same office in Lewis County Pomona Grange.
In June, 1879, Mr. Gregg married Mary R., born in Pinckney, April 10, 1859, daughter of James and Rominda (Butts) Woolworth (see Woolworth).
1. Edith M., born July 17, 1880; married Lewis S. Curtis and has one daughter, Orrinda G.
2. Emmett R., June 13, 1883.
3. Ellery J., Feb. 5, 1888.
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