I wanted to share my latest bit of info on Nathan Hall Gregory.
Turns out I was following the wrong Nathan Hall Gregory! Kathy Stevenson, firstname.lastname@example.org
, posted on our NHG's find-a-grave site and got me straight. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58...
I know this is the right guy now because my grandfather, Marvin Sherwin was born in Bodie. Oddly enough the Bodie Gregory house turns up on lists of haunted houses, http://www.legendsofamerica.com/ca-bodie2.html
. Some of the last inhabitants of Bodie were NHG's wife Catherine and their son Spence Gregory, so it could be Mrs Gregory knitting that afghan. The Gregory house is also home for the CA State Park Rangers through the winter.
Our NHG's parent are Manloff Robertson Gregory and Frances Abigail Mann. He and his brother Manloff Washington Gregory continued on from Livingston Co to California and settled in Bodie.
Nathan Hall Gregory
Powell's Parish, Currituck County, North Carolina 19 Nov 1841
Manhoff Robertson Gregory
Frances Abigal Mann
M Catharine Cook 8 Feb 1876 Carson City
North Carolina and Missouri, Bodie, California
Source Citation: California State Library; Sacramento, California; Sacramento County, California, Pioneer Index File (1906-1934), A-Z, California History Room: MICROFILM 734; Roll Number: 44.
Now if anyone can tell me who Frances "Fanny" Abigail Mann's parents were - that would be great!