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John Flint "Jake" Gregg
Birth: May 28, 1827
Ross County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1888
Cass County
Missouri, USA

Son of Nathan (Sr) Gregg and Susanah Doughton. The family moved from Ohio to Missouri when John was about 12 years old.
m: Mary Jane Page (dau of William and Mary Jane Crews Page) Nov 24 1847, Henry Co MO. Six* children:
1) Infant son
2) Sarah J. "Sallie" Gregg (1849-1900, unmarried)
3) William M. Nathan (1851-1934 m: Sarah Abigail Lightle, 8 children: Mary Susan Ellen, Daisy Isabelle, Nellie, Anna Cordelia, Adelia "Della" Jane, Edgar LeRoy, George Alpha, Earl Leo, Ora Lightle);
4) Susan (1854- bef 1870 m: John Marten Jan 30 1868 at age 14, she died young, date unknown but believed to be bef 1870);
5) Elizabeth E. (1857-1889 m: John W. Morlan, ch Lena Adelia and Delbert);
6) George Washington (1860-1931 m: Frances Finley Thomas, ch Effie Ellen and two infants).

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* John Flint and Mary Jane also raised her brother, Lum, after their mother died from his birth. Lum was considered their 7th child.
7*) Columbus "Lum" Newton Page (1846-1920 son of William Page and Mary Jane Crews) m1: Elizabeth Jane Maupin, ch: William Anderson and Viola Jane; m2: Mrs. Sarah M. Crosby, who brought her son Dick to the marriage. Lum's obit indicated he had 3 sons at the time of death, the 3rd son -not named - is believed to have also been a Crosby stepson).
--at various times other relatives made their home with John Flint and Mary Jane.

After the war, John built a race track on his farm near what is now Creighton, and later added a grandstand on the side of the hill rising from Knob Creek bottom. Much of the family funds were spent in his pursuit of horse racing.

John also played the fiddle for dances and often an old friend would stop by the home for John and they would travel to some celebration, returning home several days or weeks later, having spent the time visiting, playing the fiddle, hunting and fishing.

(note: above information also from the History of Creighton pgs 332/3, as submitted by Margaret Kerns.)

"John Flint Gregg enlisted in Co D. Cass County Regiment of Missouri Home Guards on July 9 1861, at Wadesburg as a private for three years. He was later attached to Co. G. 7th Mo S.M. Cav. and like other soldiers, furnished his own horse equipment. He became ill, and was told by officers of his company to go home until he recuperated and they recalled him to duty. For some reason, he was reported, not on furlough, but as dead on the September and October 1863 Muster Roll. When the company filed their Muster-out Roll at Warrensburg on April 20, 1865, he was shown "died of disease Osawatomie, Kansas Aug 30/63". This had sad consequences for his wife, as when she applied for a widow's pension after his death, and the mistake was finally corrected, the War Department on November 24, 1890 noted on their records 'the record of death in this case is erroneous; that he left his command (whether with or without authority not known) and never returned.' They refused to grant him a discharge, and his widow was denied a pension". (submitted by Margaret Kerns as published on page 332, "History of Creighton, Missouri 1885-1985".)

No marker has been found for John Flint's wife, Mary Jane, altho family notes indicate she was buried beside him.

CAUTION: John Flint's wife, Mary Jane Page, had a niece named Mary Jane Page who married John Flat Gregg -- all four are buried at Parker-Gregg. There have been several erroneous postings by researchers who have confused these two families. No relationship between John Flint and John Flat has been found.

CAUTION: A recently published book about the burning of Dayton during the Civil War shows that John Flint Gregg had been a confederate, serving in Co L of the 6th Mo Cav. It was John Flat Gregg who served in Co L of the 6th MO Cav., and it was a Union unit, not Confederate. Thanks to Sylvia for passing on this information.

Grave located between graves of Susanah Gregg & Nathan Gregg & Sarah J Gregg, his sister. Top can't be read. "What to us is life without thee, darkness and despair alone, when with sighs we seek to find thee, this tomb proclaims that thou art gone."

There appear to be unmarked graves in this area. John's wife was reportedly buried beside him.



 
 
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 Parents:
  Nathan Gregg (1801 - 1873)
  Susannah Doughton Gregg (1798 - 1874)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Jane Page Gregg (1823 - 1903)
 
 Children:
  Sarah Jane Gregg (1849 - 1900)*
  William Nathan Gregg (1851 - 1934)*
  George Washington Gregg (1860 - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Flint Gregg (1827 - 1888)
  Rachel Gregg Lightle (1829 - ____)*
  Mary Mae Gregg Page (1831 - 1902)*
  Rosanna Gregg Martin (1833 - 1911)*
  Elizabeth Betsy Gregg Maupin (1836 - 1931)*
  Nathan Gregg (1840 - 1919)*
  William Montgomery Gregg (1842 - 1918)*
  Jacob M. Gregg (1843 - 1927)*
  Aaron Didd Gregg (1847 - 1905)*
  Martha Jane Gregg Tabor (1849 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Parker-Gregg Cemetery
Creighton
Cass County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Row 7
 
Created by: LaDon Brennan
Record added: Dec 16, 2007
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To our great great great great our grandfather Carl Nathan Gregg son of Russell Wayne Gregg son of Jon Logan Gregg sons of Jon Wesley Gregg Nathan Ward Gregg Gods speed
- Jon Logan Gregg
 Added: Mar. 22, 2014

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