NameJames L. Gregory, 3C2R
Birth16 Aug 1875, Montgomery or Bath Co., Kentucky
Death26 Jun 1937, Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky
Marriage25 Sep 1903, Madison Co., Indiana
SpouseLucy E. Bayless
Birth17 Sep 1883, Clay Co., Indiana
Death28 Jan 1969, Fayette Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1906, Bourbon Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1908, Bourbon Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1910, Bourbon Co., Kentucky
Notes for James L. Gregory
His death certificate records James L. Gregory, age 61 years 11 months 10 days, born 16 Aug 1875 in Montgomery Co., Ky, died 26 Jun 1937 in Lexington, Fayette Co., Ky, residence 309 Park Ave., married, husband of Mrs. Lucy Bayless Gregory, occupation retired farmer, father George Gregory, mother’s maiden name Lucy Hall, both born in Ky, cause of death congestive heart failure, informant Mrs. J. L. Gregory, 309 Park Ave., burial in Hillcrest Park, Lexington, Ky.
The birthplace may be incorrect, since his parents were married in Bath Co. and were living in Bath Co. in 1880. Possibly his wife Lucy simply assumed that he was born in Montgomery Co. because that was where he was living in 1900.
Notes for Lucy E. Bayless
The index to Indiana births compiled by the W.P.A. lists Lucy E. Bayless, born 17 Sep 1883 in Clay Co., Ind, father Edward Bayless, mother’s maiden name Laura A. White.
The Kentucky death index records Lucy B. Gregory, age 85, died 28 Jan 1969 in Fayette Co. (The B probably stands for Bayless.)
Notes for James L. & Lucy E. (Family)
The Indiana Marriages index compiled by the W.P.A. records the marriage on 25 Sep 1903 in Madison Co. of J. L. Gregory, age 28, son of Geo & Lucy, to Lucy Bayless, age 21, dau of Edward & Lura.
1910 census of Bourbon Co., Ky, North Middletown precinct, enumerated 22 April, lists on p. 13A as family #82:
Gregory, James L, 34, farmer, b. Ky Ky Ky; Lucy E., wife, 26, b. Ind Ind Ind, first marriage for both, married 6 years, mother of 2 children, 2 living; David H., son, 4; Edward b., son, 2; Byrd, Nancy M, sister, 28, widowed, b. Ky Ky Ky; Bigstaff, James, black, 20, servant, b. Ky Ky Ky.
1920 census of Fayette Co., Ky, district 7, enumerated 7 Jan, lists on p. 5A as family #39, on Bryant Station Road:
Gregory, James L., 44, farmer; Lucy, wife, 36; Harold, son, 14; Bayless, son, 12; James, son, 9; Nancy, sister, 36, single; Bayless, Richard, boarder, 85, widowed, b. Ind Ind Ind.
All except Richard are listed as born Ky Ky Ky, but it is wrong for everyone except James Sr. Richard’s should be Ind Ohio Va, Lucy’s should be Ind Ind Ind, and the children should be Ky Ky Ind.
1930 census of Boyle Co., Ky, district 4, enumerated 3 April, lists on p. 1A as family #10, at 550 Main St.:
Gregory, James L., 53, age at first marriage 28, b. Ky Ky Ky, farmer; Lucy e., wife, 45, age at first marriage 20, b. Ind Ind Ind; Bayless E., son, 22, married, age at first marriage 19, b. Ky Ky Ind; James L. Jr., son, 19, b. Ky Ky Ind; Mary L., dau-in-law, 21, b. Ky Ky Ky, age at first marriage 18; Bayless E., Jr., grandson, 2 3/12, b. Ky Ky Ky.