Biography of David Gregg
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Gregg, David, was born in the city of Troy, N. Y., in 1841, educated in the public schools of that city and in 1856 came to the town of Waterford with his father, where he has been a successful market gardener and farmer. In 1865 he married Sophia Hunt of Lansingburgh, N. Y., and they have two sons, Daniel and David, Jr. Daniel married Mary Force and they have five children: David, Mary, Walter, Chauncey and Edna. Mr. Gregg's father, Samuel G. Gregg, was born in Windham, Rockingham county, N. H., May 17, 1810, and came to Waterford with his parents in 1822, and followed the water for a living, sailing on the Hudson river and along the United States coast to ports in Virginia. He married Maria Norton and they had two children: David (as above) and Amasa N. Mr. Gregg's grandfather, David Gregg, was born at the old home in Windham, April 8, 1767, and was a very ingenions man. His great-grandfather was a seafaring man and also an officer in the Provincial forces in the French and Indian war and had charge of a bateau, assisting the expedition which went to Oswego, his men having to carry their boats from the North river overland, to pass the great Falls of the Mohawk, now called Cohoes. He was also at the taking of Fort Frontenac and Cataraqui.. The family were patriots and soldiers in the Revolutionary war. David Gregg, the sixth generation of this family, was born in Argyleshire, Scotland, was a captain in Oliver Cromwell's army in 1655 and subsequently removed to the vicinity of Londonderry, Ireland. The first settlers of this family came to Boston, Mass., in 1712, from the north of Ireland. Mr. Gregg on the maternal side is descended from the original low Dutch, or Holland Dutch, settlers in Waterford, and later settlers from New England.


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