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Transcribed biography of George C. Gregg


Among the honored soldiers of Porter County, Indiana, stands the name of Hon. George C. Gregg, a liberal, generous, high-minded gentleman, whose correct mode of living has gathered about him a large circle of friends. He is a native of the county in which he resides, his birth occurring December 17, 1847, and the son of Josephus and Sophia (Young) Gregg. The father was born in Orange County, New York, and there resided until about 1836, when he came to Porter County, Indiana, being among the first settlers. In this county he was married to Miss Young, daughter of William Young, a pioneer of the county, and ten children were the fruits of this union: George C., Warren, Charles, James, William, Frank, Louisa (died at the age of thirty years), Hannah, Ella (died when eighteen years of age), and Curence, died when eighteen years of age. Mr. Gregg entered laud in this county and became a successful tiller of the soil. At first he was an old line Whig in politics, but upon the formation of the Republican party he joined its ranks and remained a stanch advocate of its principles until his death, which occurred July 15, 1888, when seventy-nine years of age. In religion he was a Presbyterian, and was an elder in the church for many years. He was a man of character and was blesses with many warm friends. The original of this notice was born on his fatherís farm and received his scholastic training in the district school. By reading and observation he has added to his store of learning and is now one of the best posted men in the county. At the early age of seventeen, in December, 1864, he enlisted in Company C, Eleventh Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry, being obliged to enlist from another State on account of his youth. He had made two previous attempts to enlist, first in the Ninth Indiana and again in the One Hundred and Fifty-first Indiana, and was each time prevented by his father, who objected on account of his youth. He served nearly one year, and was honorably discharged September 15, 1865, at Nashville, Tennessee. He was in the Army of the Cumberland, Fourth Corps, Second Division, and his duty was principally train-guarding on the Chattanooga & Knoxville Railroad. He also served as a scout in the Cumberland Mountain after guerillas, with whom his company had several skirmishes. They captured Wolfordís gang of skirmishers and marauders. After returning home young Gregg followed farming, and on the Fourth of July, 1868, he was married to Miss Jennie Morrow, daughter of William and Eliza (McAlpin) Morrow. Mr. Morrow was one of the pioneer settlers of this county, and his wife is a descendant of the famous Scotch Highland clan of that name. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Gregg, Birdie M. and Nellie. In 1876 Mr. Gregg moved to Hebron, where he now resides and engaged in contracting and carpenter work, in which he has been quite successful. In politics he affiliates with the Republican party, and has taken an active interest in local politics since the war. In 1892 he was elected on the Republican ticket, with a good majority, to the State Legislature, a position he is now filling in a very satisfactory manner. Socially he is a Grand Army member, Walterís Post, No. 229, Hebron, and is now commander, which position is now filling for the fourth time. He has also filled several minor offices in the past. He is a Mason, a member of the blue lodge, and has held all the office of his lodge. Mrs. Gregg is a member of the Eastern Star, and holds the office of Electa. Both hold memberships in the Methodist Episcopal church. Just in the prime of life, well posted on almost all subjects, he could fill any position tendered him by the people, and his future prospects are bright indeed. As a citizen and as a prominent politician no man in the county is more universally respected.

Source: Goodspeed Brothers. 1894. Pictorial and Biographical Record of La Porte, Porter, Lake and Starke Counties, Indiana. Chicago, Illinois: Goodspeed Brothers. 569 p.
Page(s) in Source: 142-144

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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