My name is Jacoby Lowney, I am the Grandson of James Edward Gregg. James Gregg was born in Paris, Bourbon County Kentucky on Sep 2, 1885 and reportedly served active duty during the first world war. We also show him signing up for the draft in Hill County, Montana in 1917 but understood that he may have been active duty prior to this. We do know that James Gregg was in Point Barrow, Alaska when the 1920 Census was recorded. A marriage certif located in Montana shows his parents as a "Paul Gregg" and mother was a "Marie Charlotte". We are not sure what brought Paul Gregg to Paris Kentucky or if Paul was possibly a middle name. Marie Charlotte was reportedly born in Oklahoma and was of Native American descent. This is family lore but there may be some truth to it as there is definately some Native American "features" in some of our family. In the 1920 Census for Point Barrow, Alaska, James Gregg's father was listed as born in "France". James Gregg disappeared for decades and upon the death of his daughter, Virginia in 1953, he was no-where to be found. Recently, I went to San Diego and located his death record which led me right to his grave in Mount. Hope Cemetery. It makes me sad that he just vanished off the earth without ever knowing his family. Even more mysterious, is why the family never heard from him again, even after his passing. We were never notified. Until 2011, We had no idea he was laid to rest in San Diego.
I am desperate to find records on who his parents were, where they came from and what became of them. I would love to discover Marie Charlotte's Native Amercan information as well as Paul Gregg info as well. I would additionally like to obtain all of James Gregg's Military records but don't know where to begin. There seem to be so many records repositories..I am lost. We know that James Gregg and his wife Belva were taken to Point Barrow, Alaska in 1919 aboard the US Revenue Cutter Bear. They were both reportedly in the employ of the Govenment but don't know what capacity. I am so desperate to know my ancestry and it just bothers me to know that the information I am seeking is out there but it seems like finding a needle in a haystack.
Can you help me out here on my request or possibly offer me some insight as to where I can go to get the answers? I am more than willing to pay for results should you be willing to help me. WOuld your library or any of your local genealogical societies have any information on the Gregg family?
My address is 1402 Chanel Loop, Billings, Montana 59101, my telephone number is 406-465-5667 and my email address should you wish to contact me is firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information on James Edward Gregg:
Date of Birth: Sep 2, 1885
Passed away in San Diego in 1974.
Last known address: Golden West Hotel, 720 4th Ave. San Diego, California
Thank You in advance for any help you can offer.