William "Will" McGregor, Jr.

Male 1755 - 1839  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name William "Will" McGregor 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 0___ 1755  (Scotland) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Probate 4 Oct 1839  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Religion Baptist Preacher  [3
    Died 6 Oct 1839  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I312  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2017 

    Father William "The Preacher" McGregor,   b. 19 Jan 1733, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1804-1807, Montgomery County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Sarah Flowers,   b. ~ 1755,   d. North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Residence (Family) 1776  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence (Family) ~ 1795  Montgomery County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Family ID F9722  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane "Martha" Stiles,   b. 12 Aug 1760, Chesterfield County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1832, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 10 Jul 1780  Montgomery County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 11, 12
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1812  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann McGregor,   b. 0___ 1783, (North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ezekiel McGregor, Sr.,   b. 24 Nov 1784, Northampton County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1856, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Willis Wallace McGregor,   b. 24 Nov 1784, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1861, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Elizabeth McGregor,   b. 0___ 1789, (North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah "Sallie" McGregor,   b. 0___ 1792, Bute County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1868, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     6. Richmond J. McGregor,   b. 2 May 1794, (Bute County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1858, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     7. Martha Jane McGregor,   b. 30 Sep 1794, Montgomery County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1892, Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     8. Jehu McGregor,   b. 0___ 1796, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1870, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     9. Selena McGregor,   b. 28 Dec 1799, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1874, Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     10. William McGregor,   b. 1805, Montgomery County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867, Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1755 - (Scotland) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jul 1780 - Montgomery County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1812 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 4 Oct 1839 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Oct 1839 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • May have had a marriage previous to Miss Stiles. I note that because their progeny begins when Will is 29 years-of-age which seems late in life for the period...DAH

      Larry McGregor cites his first marriage was with Elizabeth Webb

      end of comment [14]
    • page 1-D;

      "Some say that William McGregor m. Easter (Esther) Stiles. No proof has been found."


      page 8-A; "...some say Elizabeth Webb."

      Catherine Gaffin Lynn;

      "Elijah Dodson married Sallie McGregor, 1770-1858. She was a daughter of William McGregor, a brother of John McGregor who immigrated from Warwick Co.,Va about 1782-1785 and who both settled in Warren Co., Tenn. Near Smyrna."

      end of comment [15]
    • From: "Carolyne McGregor-Long"
      To: "Bill Williams" ; "David Hennessee" ; "Larry L. McGregor"
      Cc: "Miss Ishbel McGregor Secretary"
      Subject: Fw: Monday hello
      Date: Monday, August 05, 2002 8:58 AM

      Greetings from California! (Hello cousins, Bill & David.)

      Trust you are all well. I'm forwarding a response that I received from our Society Secretary (Clan Gregor Society, Scotland), Ms Ishbel McGregor...I had e-mailed her regarding trying to find info on either Apion's Glen or Ossian Glen in Scotland, and she was kind enough to check in w/Dr. Hutcheson (as he does not have e-mail). It's purported that Rev. William McGregor (who came to the colonies to preach in the meeting houses from Scotland) was from Ossian's Glen. Larry, who is a genealogist & new member of our Western USA Chapter (CGS), has been helpful w/this research. He has info that possibly Apion's Glen is the correct location.

      In 1994, while Doyle & I were in the Perthshire area, Dr. A. MacGregor Hutchison was kind enough to spend time w/us. At one point, he took us on a wonderful outing/day-trip to a great deal of MacGregor sights. He is learned in history & place names of Scotland. I've asked before about Ossian's Glen, or a place once known as Ossian's Glen. There is a Loch Ossian, which is high above Glen Lyon, one of the glens Gregor took us a tour through, and wonderful experience, I might add. In trying to pin point g-g-g-g-grandfather's origins, traveling every avenue is quite difficult. I still maintain that these MacGregor brothers (William, Bartlett, John & possibly one other, think Andrew) came from an area where they had an opportunity to study...surely one didn't just sail over from Scotland & start preaching in the colony meeting houses without some sort of education, even back in those times.

      I would like to research further regarding the ancient town of Dull & a school/college, said to be the first seminary of education mainland Scotland (have not confirmed this). Dull apparently became a famous educational centre - mid centuries schools which was removed to Kunkeld - later St. Andrews.....this town was in the area of Glen Lyon, Rannoch area. Loch Ossian is to the northeast of this, if my memory serves me well.

      Thanks for reading through....this is getting to be a lengthy saga on our illusive McGregors.

      All the best,
      Carolyne McGregor Long (CGS/ACGS)

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: clangregor
      To: Carolyne McGregor-Long
      Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2002 4:53 PM
      Subject: RE: Monday hello


      Dear Carolyne,

      Gregor phoned me tonight (perhaps I should say last night) and I asked him about your query.

      He has never heard of Apion's Glen but reminded me that there is a district called Appin just north of Oban and there is an area near Aberfeldy called Appin of Dull. Whether either of these have any connection with your Apion ........ We just don't know.

      Gregor also informed me that part of what we call the Sma' Glen, between Crieff and Aberfeldy, is called Ossian's Glen. (Ossian was son of Fingal). Well! Just goes to prove we are never too old to learn.

      I can relate to your comment about e-mails. Every time I sit down to try and get some work done, I get a great load of e-mails. Once I have answered them, there is no time left to do the work I set out to do. I'm not sure how to overcome this problem. Any ideas?

      Slainte

      Ishbel.
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Carolyne McGregor-Long [mailto:crnlyon@inreach.com]
      Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2002 4:21 PM
      To: clangregor
      Subject: Re: Monday hello


      Dear Ishbel,

      Do trust your back problem has improved greatly. I certainly can relate on that one, having some serious issues with mine. I think I probably already knew, in the back of my mind, that Gregor did not have or want computer...some days I'm with him on that. ha! Seems I'm always in hurry due to schedules, family & the like, and everytime I get on-line, there's a mountain of e-mails to sort through. My goodness, technology is getting too fast for me.

      About a place once called/known as Ossian's Glen...perhaps it never existed and if it did, possibly, only a handful of MacGregor's knew it as such. This may be a mystery which will stay just that, a mystery. Do appreciate your help and pls do tell Gregor hello for me. Our time spent w/him during 1994, was indeed special, a highlight of our travels that year.

      Best to you and yours, aye.
      Carolyne

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: clangregor
      To: Carolyne McGregor-Long
      Sent: Friday, July 26, 2002 2:56 PM
      Subject: RE: Monday hello


      Dear Carolyne,

      Thank you, yes! I did enjoy my break from the normal routine of life but unfortunately a back problem rather curtailed my activities and I have just been told by my chiropractor that the problem normally takes at least six months to settle. I shall just have to plod on as best I can.

      Gregor does not have e-mail and is adamant that he never will. He's not even interested in having a computer, in spite of the enormous amount of work he does. He just passes most of it to me for typing!!!

      I will certainly put your question to Gregor. I cannot help on this one as I have never heard of either Ossian's Glen or Apion's Glen. Perhaps he will be able to throw some light on it. He should be in touch with me very soon.

      Yours Aye,
      Ishbel.



      -----Original Message-----
      From: Carolyne McGregor-Long [mailto:crnlyon@inreach.com]
      Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 1:44 PM
      To: Miss Ishbel McGregor Secretary
      Subject: Monday hello


      Dear Ishbel,

      Hope this finds to well & that you returned home from your brief holiday very refreshed. It's work day for me, so must rush along. I'm hoping that you might be able to help me w/a wee question for Gregor Hutcheson. If he has e-mail, I do not have his address, so am inquiring by way of you as I believe you have contact w/him on a fairly regular basis. Would you be so kind to ask Gregor (or perhaps you know this yourself)... is there now or was there ever an Apion's Glen, Scotland? I have new info on my mysterious Rev William McGregor, reportedly from Ossian's Glen, Scotland, & the possibility that it is not such, but Apion's Glen. Sorry, my curiosity has gotten the better of me. I know you are tremendously busy, but should you get the chance, I would appreciate hearing from you on this very much.

      Best wishes,
      Carolyne crnlyon@inreach.com

      end of comment [16]

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] "The Dodson Family of Warren County, Tennessee and Allied Families",, p. 1-D (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S24] "Warren County, Tennessee, Will Books 1-3 (1827-1858)", Abstracted and, p. 37 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S22] "The Dodson Family of Warren County, Tennessee and Allied Families", (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S515] "The Dodson Family of Warren County, Tennessee and Allied Families",, p. 1-D.

    5. [S11211] "William McGregor, Jr", Cemetery Profile, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=mcgregor&GSiman=1&GScid.

    6. [S516] Karter,Norma;FGR,nckarter@flash.net/5 Feb 98.

    7. [S11202] "William McGregor (1732 - 1807)", Biography, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/McGregor-92, retrieved, recorded & uploaded t.

    8. [S12798] "Sarah (Flowers) McGregor (1755)", Profile, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Flowers-74, abstracted by David A. Hennessee,.

    9. [S7550] William Mitchell, telephone interview, August 28, 2015, 716.691.6508.

    10. [S7052] http://harrison-hennessee.com/histories/Lineage%20of%20the%20McGregors%20of%20Warren%20County.pdf.

    11. [S28] "The Wiseman Family & Allied Lines, Vol. I", by Eugene Wiseman, published 1991, p. 504.

    12. [S48628] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=McGregor&GSiman=1&GScid=1991062&GRid=85972353&.

    13. [S49016] http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/tn/warren/tl12a.htm.

    14. [S51722] Larry L. McGregor, 8517 E. Krail Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 |.

    15. [S6334] "The Dodson Family of Warren County", by Catherine Lynn Gaffin,140 North Central Avenue, Centerville, TN 37033.

    16. [S51723] Carolyne McGregor-Long | 5 Aug 2005 | .