Gregory.--The Rev. David G. Gregory, M.D., was born
in Hawkins county, Tenn., May 29, 1809; died in Alleyton, Colorado
county, Texas, January 1, 1890. His first marriage was to Miss
Mary Fant, Sevier county, Tenn. Moved to the State of Missouri
about the year of 1833. Professed religion when quite young, joined
the Methodist church, and was brought into the ministry in said
church, and labored as a missionary among the Shawnees in the
years of 1834 and 1835. Came to Texas in 1846. Settled at Rutersville,
Fayette county, Texas, in which and Colorado counties he lived
till he died. He had six sons and four daughters by his first
wife. Of these three sons and three daughters preceded him to
the glory land. His second marriage was to Mrs. S. A. O'Bryan,
June 28, 1871. He had one son (Lee) by his second wife, who also
went before him. He practiced medicine in Missouri and Texas thirty
years. He was a safe, cautious, successful practitioner. A few
years after he came to Texas he changed his church relations by
joining the Cumberland Presbyterian church, in which he remained
till his death. In 1878, his health having failed so that he could
no longer preach or practice medicine, he moved to Alleyton, where
he engaged in the fruit and nursery business. As a physician,
he was safe; as a preacher, he was sound in doctrine, pointed
and practical. A strong advocate of temperance, always opposing
the use of alcohol and tobacco, practicing what he professed.
As a friend, he was ever true; as a Mason he was a strong friend
and patron of the order. He died in the full hope of a blessed
immortality, and, as a ripe sheaf, is gathered into the heavenly
garner. Truly may we say, another veteran of the Cross has fallen,
but our loss is his eternal gain.
A. J. ADKISSON.
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, February 6, 1890, page 98]
Gregory, D. G.
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1890, page 113]