GREGORY Geneology - Preface
The research and production of this account of the Gregory family
genealogy is the effort of many people. What started originally as
a limited accounting of my one line of antecedents has been expanded
to be as comprehensive as practical.
In researching the Gregory family, the fact that the Yankee troops
did not burn the Union, South Carolina Courthouse helped.
My interest in the family history started primarily from a scanty account
in a book of poems written by my grandmother, Ada Knowles Gregory, and
published in 1953 after her death. No pretext of being a complete history
of the entire family and descendants is made; however, what is included is
documented, with credit to the contributors.
This effort is dedicated to my family with the hope that the past, now recorded,
will be a source of pride and permanency, and a stimulus for an even better life
for each succeeding generation. This is my legacy to my family.
Ben T. Gregory, M.D.