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John Gregg, Grogg, Gragg

John Gregg, Grogg, Gragg

Posted: 1361329921000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gregg
John was born about 1770-75 and shows up in the 1820 and 1830 censuses. Was he born in PA or VA? Who are his children? Who are his parents? Is Thomas Gregg b. ca. 1811 who married Jane Trowbridge one of his sons?

Re: John Gregg, Grogg, Gragg

Posted: 1361364660000
Classification: Query
Some of these Gregg/Grogg/Gragg lines trace back to a family in Delaware.

There is evidence that he is a son of Henry who was son of Thomas. They were in VA for quite awhile, but the names are also consistant with the family from Delaware via Ireland and Scotland.

Re: John Gregg, Grogg, Gragg

Posted: 1361489832000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gregg
When did John come to was is now Pendleton County?

Re: John Gregg, Grogg, Gragg

Posted: 1361546517000
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

This is your problem.
Without "sources" you cannot establish relationships.

Facts you should know about the early census records –

All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++

Immigration data was not asked on census records until the 1900 census.+++

Re: John Gregg, Grogg, Gragg

Posted: 1430096407000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Grogg, Gragg

Are you the Jeff Carr who wrote the review of Morton's History of Pendleton County at, which indicates Groggs were German and Graggs were British? I've heard Groggs came from Graggs (who were British, specifically Scots Irish). I am descended from Groggs, but have put on my family tree the dilemma. What sources would help clear this up?

Re: John Gregg, Grogg, Gragg

Posted: 1431271426000
Classification: Query
No, that Jeffrey Carr is a cousin down the Carr line.
The Gregg/Grogg lines can be found in a book called "The Quaker Greggs." I believe that the question of the VA Groggs is answered in the book. I do not have a copy of the book myself.

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