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Mary Jane "Polly" Page Gregg
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Birth: 1823
Death: 1903

Called "Polly"

d/o William & Mary Jane (Crews) Page. Born in KY, moved with her family about 1830, initially settling in Moniteau Co MO, and on to Henry Co. abt 1845, near what is now the Brushy Community Bldg. Died near Creighton.

M: John Flint Gregg Nov 24 1847
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- m: John Marten Jan 30 1868 at age 14);
5) Elizabeth E. (1857-1889 m: John W. Morlan, dau Lena Adelia and Delbert Morlan);
6) George Washington (1860-1931 m: Frances Finley Thomas, ch Effie Ellen and two infants).

* John Flint and Mary Jane also raised her brother, Lum, after their mother died from his birth.
7)Columbus "Lum" Newton Page (1846-1920 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 - may have also been a Crosby stepson).

Mary Jane and John also had other relatives living with them from time to time.

John Flint served in the Civil War on the Union side. After he returned home he built a race track, and then added a grandstand, on the family farm, using much of the family funds for this horse racing endeaver. He also liked to play the fiddle for dances, and a friend would often stop by for him and they would go off for days or weeks to visit friends, play fiddle and hunt or fish. It is evident that Mary Jane was left with much of the responsibility for their family.

The 1890 Soldiers and Widows census lists Mary Jane Gregg (spelled Grega on-line) as receiving a widows pension for John Flint's war service. However a few months after the census, on Nov. 24 1890, the War Department 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 Mary Jane was denied a pension. Refer to bio of John Flint Gregg, this cemetery, for additional information re. his war service.

Mary Jane was a small woman who smoked a corncob pipe, as did many of the older women in those days. Doctors sometimes recommended pipe smoking to cure dyspepsia and other ailments.

No marker has been found for Mary Jane; family notes indicate she is buried beside her husband. While John Flint Gregg had a marker in this cemetery, it wasn't found in 2007. An area with an illegible marker may be where he is buried, along with Mary Jane, and is the area shown in photograph.

CAUTION: Mary Jane had a niece also 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 Gregg has been found.

Bio of the John Flint Gregg family appears on pages 332-3 of the History of Creighton, Mo. 1885-1985, as submitted by Margaret Kerns. 
Family links: 
  William Page (1794 - 1859)
  John Flint Gregg (1827 - 1888)*
  Sarah Jane Gregg (1849 - 1900)*
  William Nathan Gregg (1851 - 1934)*
  George Washington Gregg (1860 - 1931)*
  Mary Jane Page Gregg (1823 - 1903)
  Andrew Jackson Page (1828 - 1898)*
  William Redman Page (1831 - 1858)*
  John Emery Page (1832 - 1875)*
  Kemp Scott Page (1834 - 1863)*
  Francis Marion Page (1837 - 1914)*
  Franklin Montgomery Page (1837 - 1918)*
  Columbus Newton Page (1846 - 1920)*
  Mary Jane Page Wells (1852 - 1877)*
*Calculated relationship
Parker-Gregg Cemetery
Cass County
Missouri, USA
Plot: No stone found
Created by: LaDon Brennan
Record added: Apr 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18898455
Mary Jane Polly <i>Page</i> Gregg
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Added by: Lela Parris Koch
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- Leita Reece
 Added: Feb. 26, 2014
Rest in peace, gg Aunt, via your husband's brother, Aaron Didd (my great-grandfather), his daughter, Bessie Gregg Pullen and her son, Paul Raymond Pullen, my father.
- LaDon Brennan
 Added: Jul. 27, 2008

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