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Family of David Henderson Gregory and Emily Weld Randall

Emily Weld Randall and David Henderson Gregory. These photographs were taken before their marriage.

Right, Dudley Sanford Gregory, was the father of father of David Henderson Gregory.
A native of Connecticut, Dudley S. Gregory joined the "Yankee Invasion" of Albany, married and made his fortune there, then moved to Jersey City, N.J., becoming its first mayor.

He and his wife Anna Maria Lyon raised 14 children.

Anna Maria Lyon Gregory and her youngest son, David Henderson Gregory. Watercolor sketch for a painting. It is not known if the painting was executed.

 

This marble bust of Anna Maria Gregory once graced the front room of the Holland family home in Virginia Beach, Va. A companion bust of her husband, is said to have stood in City Hall in Jersey City.

 

 

David and Emily with their daughter,
Emily Randall Gregory

An only child, Emily Randall Gregory was adored and pampered by her parents. That meant many trip to the photo studio.

Sunnyside, the Gregory family home in Cooperstown, N.Y., was built in 1863/64 at 73 Chestnut St. According to records maintained by the New York State Historical Association, it passed through the hands of several owners before David Henderson Gregory purchased it in 1884. Its previous owner had used the property as a boarding house. It was here that Sara Ann Limberger Randall, Emily Gregory's mother, died.

The Gregorys sold the house in 1917, moving to Virginia Beach to be near their only daughter, Emily Holland.
The house no longer stands. It was demolished in 1929 and replaced by a Chevrolet dealership.

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