Biography of Arnold Gregory
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Gregory, Arnold, was born in Shelby, October 22, 1826, and was the oldest of two children of pioneer Norman and Hylura (Rice) Gregory. Arnold was given a good education at the Millville Academy and when nineteen his father gave him his time, on which he started out on what has since proven a very successful business life. He began farming in 1846, although he made a gcod start in business with a threshing machine. In 1848 he married Almira, daughter of Sylvester Kneeland, and they had these children, Charles K., who died at twenty five; Willis, of Ridgeway; Sarah S., wife of Don Root; Grace E., who died at fourteen, and Catherine I., wife of Edward E. Hill. His wife died in 1881 and in 1884 Mr. Gregory married Ella K. Kneeland. Arnold Gregory is not only one of the most successful business men of Albion. but not an office seeker. He voted first for Zachary Taylor and developed into a strong Republican; was supervisor of Barre one year; was enrolling officer during the war, and has been otherwise identified with the best interest of the county. He is a member of the Knowlesville Baptist church, and has been its trustee, also superintendent of its Sunday school.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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