Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

 Gammons/Gammon & Gregory Family

 

Submitted by: Betty Joyce Gregory Mowery & Linda Carpenter
 © 2008

 John Jefferson GAMMONS was born on 10 Nov 1815. He died between 1903 and 1905 in Macon Co., TN. John Jefferson GAMMONS and Nancey DUFF were married on 22 Nov 1838. Nancey DUFF was born in Mar 1818. She died between 1903 and 1905 in Macon Co., TN.

* Macon County, Tennessee Cemetery Book, Volume II, Macon County Historical Society, 1989

"Hillsdale Baptist Church Cemetery - Additions - Obtained from Funeral Home Records

Several monuments were copied by Vernon Roddy in September 1974. These additional burials are:

GAMMON, John Jefferson "Jeff" - 10 Nov 1815 - Ca 1903 -1905
GAMMON, Nancy (Duff) - Wife of Jeff Gammon - Mar 1818 - Ca 1903-1905

Jeff Gammon was a Baptist preacher who lived at the head of Taylor Branch of East Fork Goose Creek according to Mr. Charlie McClard in an interview with Vernon Roddy on the 11th of September 1974. Jeff and Nancy Gammon do not have monuments. Dates obtained from the Bible."

John Jefferson GAMMONS and Nancey DUFF had the following son:

William John Franklin GAMMONS was born on 26 Dec 1858 in Macon Co., TN. He died on 21 Jul 1926 in Trousdale Co., TN. (1900 Trousdale County Census - District 2) William John Franklin GAMMONS may have married a Sarah, maiden name unknown, ca 1876. Sarah was born in May 1864. William John Franklin GAMMONS married Lucy F. HESSON. Lucy was born in 1859. She died in 1897.

William John Franklin GAMMONS and Lucy F. HESSON had the following son:

John Henry GAMMONS was born on 29 Jul 1886 in Hartsville, Trousdale Co., TN. He died on 8 Apr 1955 in Sumner Co, TN. He was buried on 10 Apr 1955 in Union Hill Cemetery, Sumner Co., TN. John Henry GAMMONS married Susie Dealie GREGORY. She was born on 25 Nov 1889 in Trousdale Co., TN. She died on 27 Apr 1981 in Sumner Co, TN. She was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Sumner Co., TN.

(*Alexander Funeral Home Records)

Name: John Henry Gammon
Place of Death: Dist 14, Ft., Sumner Co., Tennessee
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Date of Birth: Jul 29, 1886
Birthplace: Trousdale Co., Tennessee
Date of Death: Apr 8, 1955
Age: 68 years
Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Susie Gregory Gammon
Name of Father: Frank Gammon
Name of Mother: Lucy Hesson
Physician: Dr. Ditties
Date, Time, Place of Service: Apr 10, 1955 11am Union Hill
Name of Cemetery: Union Hill
Clergyman: A. J. Sl?? - Russell

Near Relatives: Dennis Gammon - Ft. Head, Mable Saintmore, Myrtle Gregory, Calvin Gammon, Odell Gammon, Dean Anderson - Indianapolis, IN; sis: Dora Dickens - Gallatin, Nancy Cooper - Portland; bro: Will Gammon - Dixon Springs, Allen Gammon - Hillsdale, Ernest Gammon - Indianapolis, IN, Forest Dennis Gammon - Ft. Head

(*Sumner County, TN Newspaper, 1981)
Susie D. Gammons, 91, Route 4 Portland, died at Gallatin Medical Center April 27. The funeral was April 29 at Alexander Funeral Home with Elder C. L. Russell officiating. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery. She was born in Trousdale County Nov. 25, 1889, daughter of J. B. and Lillie Eller Gregory. She was the widow of John Henry Gammons. Survivors include three sons, Dennis Gammons, Portland, Odell Gammons, Gallatin, and James Calvin Gammons, Indianapolis, Ind.; three daughters, Mabel Key, Myrtle Gregory and Dean Anderson, all of Indianapolis; a brother, Bodie Gregory, Portland; and 24 grandchildren.

John Henry GAMMONS and Susie Dealie GREGORY had the following children:

1. Minnie GAMMONS was born on 26 Dec 1905 in Trousdale Co., TN. She died in 1924.
2. Mamie GAMMONS was born in 1909.
3. John Dennis GAMMONS was born on 7 Dec 1912 in Sumner Co, TN. He died in 2000.
4. Mabel Lee GAMMONS was born on 13 Jan 1915 in Sumner Co, TN. She died in 1997.
5. Myrtle Helen GAMMONS was born on 1 Sep 1918 and died 23 Jan 2008. *See Hester Gregory Lineage
6. James Calvin GAMMONS was born in 1918 in Trousdale Co., TN.

7. Odell Franklin GAMMONS was born on 26 Jan 1923 in Sumner Co, TN. He died in 1997.

8. Maurice Dean GAMMONS born in 1932.

Susie Dealie GREGORY was the daughter of John Bell GREGORY (Born on 31 Jul 1861 in Smith Co., TN. He died on 15 Oct 1940 in Sumner Co, TN. He was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Sumner Co., TN.) and Lillie E. ELLER. (Born on 26 Jul 1873 in Smith Co., TN. She died on 4 Jul 1949 in Sumner Co, TN. She was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Sumner Co., TN. )

(*Alexander Funeral Home Records)

Full Name: John Bell Gregory
Place of Death: at home, Dist 9, Sumner Co., Tennessee
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Date of Birth: Jul 31, 1861
Birthplace: Smith Co., Tennessee
Date of Death: Oct 15, 1940
Age: 79 years 2 months 15 days
Occupation: Farming
Name of Father: Dink Gregory (Descendant of the Macon Co. & Smith Co., TN GREGORY'S)
Maiden Name of Mother: Bettie Gregory (Descendant of the Macon Co. & Smith Co., TN GREGORY'S)
Physician: Dr. Homer Reese
Date, Time, Place of Service: Oct 16, 1940 2pm Union Hill
Name of Cemetery: Union Hill
Clergyman: Rev. Calvin Gregory
Near Relatives: Wife: Mrs. Lilly (ELLER) Gregory - age 67
Informant: J. H. Gammons
Address: Fountain Head, Tennessee

Lillie E. ELLER GREGORY was the daughter of  Joseph A. ELLER (Born on 5 Mar 1847 in Macon Co., TN, died on 10 Jan 1896 in Macon Co., TN, and was buried in Eller, Jacob Cemetery, Macon Co., TN.) and Diadama GIFFORD. (Born on 4 Sep 1849 in Macon Co., TN, died on 17 May 1881 in Macon Co., TN, and was buried in Eller, Jacob Cemetery, Macon Co., TN. ) * Macon County, Tennessee Cemetery Book, Volume II, Macon County Historical Society, 1989

Joseph A. ELLER was the son of Jacob ELLER and Nancy M. WOOD. Jacob ELLER was born on 13 Jan 1822. He died on 8 Oct 1899 in Macon Co., TN. He was buried in Eller, Jacob Cemetery, Macon Co., TN. Jacob ELLER and Nancy M. WOOD were married on 17 Jan 1844 in Macon Co., TN. Nancy Moss WOOD was born on 25 Aug 1819. She died on 30 Aug 1880. She was buried in Eller, Jacob Cemetery, Macon Co., TN. Jacob ELLER and Elleanor ROYSTER were married on 23 Jun 1881 in Macon Co., TN. Elleanor ROYSTER was born on 23 Jan 1833. She died on 30 Aug 1892 in Macon Co., TN. She was buried in Eller, Jacob Cemetery, Macon Co., TN. * Macon County, Tennessee Cemetery Book, Volume II, Macon County Historical Society, 1989

(*History of Tennessee Illustrated - Sumner, Smith, Macon, and Trousdale Counties, Reproduced from original, 1979, By the Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr.)

Jacob Eller, a millwright and farmer in the Fourth District, P. O. Hillsdale, is the son of Joseph and Sarah (Stephens) Eller, the fourth of thirteen children, and was born in North Carolina in 1822. Joseph Eller and wife were born in North Carolina and were of Dutch and Irish descent. Joseph Eller died in September, 1863. Mrs. Eller died September 25, 1846. Mrs. Eller’s father was with Gen. Jackson in the Indian war and participated in the famous fight at Horse Shoe Bend on the Tennessee River, where he was killed. Jacob Eller is a self-made man, getting his education while at his work without outside assistance. He has an excellent memory and is well posted on the history of the country. He is also a born mechanic, early adopting the millwright business as his chosen vocation. As a millwright he is sought far and wide to construct mills, even going outside the State in many instances. He is also quite an inventor, having invented some very useful articles. He was reared a Whig, and since the dissolution of that party he has voted the Democratic ticket. He cast his first presidential vote for Gen. Harrison when only sixteen years old, which was allowable in North Carolina to young or old if they could pay the poll tax. Mr. Eller began life with horse, saddle and bridle; and by his industry, foresight and good management has accumulated quite a handsome competency. He first bought near Heartsville, sold out there and purchased a farm of 165 acres, beautifully situated and nicely improved, near the Heartsville and La Fayette road, six miles from the latter place. January 17, 1844, he married Miss Nancy M. Wood, by which union nine children were born: Susan F., now Mrs. Meador; Joseph A.; James J.; Jno. S. W. (deceased); Sarah P. (deceased); Wm. J.; Nancy M. (deceased); Lillian C. (deceased) and Marian M., now Mrs. Adams. Mrs. Eller died August 30, 1880, and he married Miss Eleanor Royster June 23, 1881. Himself and family, excepting one child, are members of the Missionary Baptist Church. For many years Mr. Eller ably served his friends and neighbors as magistrate. He has been a very energetic and active man. He is now sixty-five years old and has still a good share of the fire and vim of his younger days. At his advanced age he can do more work and display more mechanical sill than many young men in the county. His ancestors are noted for their long life, his grandfather reaching the age of one hundred and eight years, and being actively engaged in the work of his trade until death. Jacob Eller bids fair to rival his ancestors for longevity and is still using his first pair of glasses, showing how little his eyes have failed.

 


Sumner Scrapbook

Genealogist's Companion Main Page