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Philander Gregg
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1819
Sandusky
Erie County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 1899
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

In 1861, the Federal government could see that the Civil War was not going to end soon and there was a need for prisons to house thousands of Confederate prisoner. Lieutenant Colonel William Hoffman arrived in Sandusky, Ohio in October, 1861 to begin the search for appropriate property. Sandusky builders Philander Gregg and William T West were contracted for $30K on November 15, 1861 to construct the initial buildings. Johnson's Island Prison was opened by mid-February 1862--on time and under budget.

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PHILANDER GREGG, farmer and stock-raiser, came to Salina, Kan., in the spring of 1877 and located on Section 26. He owns 650 acres on Sections 26, 35 and 25, 240 acres of which is cultivated. The Saline River divides his farm. He therefore has plenty of water and timber. He raised sixty acres of wheat in 1882 that averaged twenty-four bushels per acre. He was born in Sandusky, Erie Co., Ohio, January 29, 1819. He was the first white child born in that city. He was raised and educated there, and was Mayor of Sandusky in 1868-69, member of the School Board seven years, and Township Trustee a number of years, also a Harbor Commissioner. Married in 1840 to Miss Mary E. Wells, a native of the latter city, born in 1822. They have seven children - Ezra B., Jesse D., Walter S., Fremont Benjamin, Harry H., Mary Clemantine and Helen. Mr. Gregg and wife are members of the Episcopal Church.
William G Cutler's History of the State of Kansas
Published 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, Illinois

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From death record:
~ Age: 79
~ Male
~ White
~ Married
~ Place of death: 205 Park
~ Cause of death: Apoplexy
~ Dr C H Lester Coroner
~ Date of death: 31 Jan 1899

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 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Wells Gregg (1822 - 1911)
 
 Children:
  Mary Clementine Gregg (1848 - 1928)*
  Walter Scott Gregg (1857 - 1926)*
  Henry Gregg (1858 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section I Lot 2, Gregg Vault
GPS (lat/lon): 39.07361, -94.58144
 
Created by: J F-B
Record added: Sep 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75909731
Philander Gregg
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You are not forgotten, Philander.
- J F-B
 Added: Sep. 17, 2011

- DGG
 Added: Sep. 17, 2011
 
 
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