He was born on 27 July 1828 or 1829, to Edgar M Gregory and Ellen Young (5, 42). He was born in New York (43). He was 37 years old in 1870 (43).
He worked with his father in the lumber business (5).
He attended Woodward High School, in Cincinnati, Ohio (39).
In 1850, he was living with his parents in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, and was a clerk (7). According to the census, he was 24 years old, and had been born in New York (7).
About 1856, he married Mary Ann Fletcher (42). She was born in Bristol, England, in 1837 (42). They had three children (42, 45 [4 children 3 alive in 1900], 46 [4 children 3 alive in 1910]):
On 29 June 1862, he, along with the other commissioned officers in the regiment (except Colonel Gregory), signed a statement denying accusations that they were on the verge of open mutiny, that the regiment had been reduced to 400 men, and that Colonel Gregory was too lenient to Confederates and too harsh to men in the regiment (35).
On 9 April 1863, Gregory certified that Garret Hurst died of typhoid fever which he had contracted in the line of his duty, as part of Hurst's widow's pension application (40).
He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (34).
On 5 August 1863, Frederick Fraters was employed as his cook--the only enlisted man in the regiment employed as an officers' servant, cook, etc. (8). (A list from 29 September does not mention him as having a cook.) On 10 December 1863, John Coster began working as his cook, and was still his cook on 30 December (9).
He served on a general court martial beginning 19 August 1863, which tried (among others) John McCoy (D) (41).
He remained in Philadelphia in March 1864, after the regiment had arrived at the front (3). Surgeon Knight placed him in the hospital at Chester Pennsylvania on 2 March 1864 (14). He was released from hospital on 19 April 1684 (14). Colonel Gregory placed him in charge of a detachment of recruits, and he and the recruits left for the regiment on 20 April 1864 (14). On 27 April 1864, Sinex reported that he was absent sick in Philadelphia, without authority (12). Walter says that in June 1864 rumor had him avoiding the front because of fear (3). While there, he enlisted various recruits, including Charles Young, co E (14 Feb 1864), Charles Poulson, co E (2 March 1864), John Montieth co E (16 March 1864), William Carney, co E (10 March 1864), Jerome B Jacobs (27 Mar 1864) (6).
He left Alexandria, Virginia, with Theodore Hope, on 2 May 1864 (13). They arrived at Culpepper on 3 May 1864 (13). They left Culpepper on the 4th (13). When they stopped at Brandy Station, and could not learn where the regiment was, the provost marshall told them to follow the 5th corps wagon train until they found the regiment, which they did on 9 May 1864 (13). Sinex arrested him and Hope, on orders of General Ayres, but also ordered him to the front of the regiment (13). He stayed there until he became ill, and was sent to the division hospital (13). On 20 June 1864, he sent an explanation of his arrest to regimental adjutant Tayman (13). On 25 June 1864, Brigadier General Griffin, the division commander, ordered him released and restored to duty, since his explanation of his absence was satisfactory (15).
He was a bridge builder, and lived in Philadelphia (5).
In October 1868, he testified to the identity of Anna Simpson, as part of her application for a pension based on the service of her son, Robert Simpson (50). He also testified that he had known Simpson for three years before he enlisted, that Simpson was a 'sound and hearty man when he enlisted', and to various facts about Simpson's last illness and death (50). The prothonotary added this note: 'I certify that deponent is a highly respectable citizen, entitled to full credit and belief' (50).
In 1870, he was living in ward 2, Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania (43). He was living with his wife Mary, and children Augusta and Francis (43). He was an iron bridge builder, and owned $300 in personal property (43).
On 6 March 1877, he died (42).
In 1880, his widow Mary A Gregory was living at 1648 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (44). She was living with their children Augusta, Francis, and William (44).
On 21 October 1885, his widow, Mary A Gregory, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (30, 52).
In 1890, his widow, Mary A Gregory, was living in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (post office Deery Station) (31).
In 1900, his widow, Mary A Gregory, was living in Derry, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (45). She was living with their children Augusta and Elbert (45).
In 1910, his widow, Mary A Gregory was living on Chestnut Street, in Derry, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (46). She was living with their children Augusta and Elbert (46).
In 1920, his widow, Mary A Gregory was living on Chestnut Street, in Derry, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (47). She was living with their children Augusta and Elbert (47).
She died on 9 June 1927 (42).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)
2 Edgar Gregory, report of action at Frederickburg, p.439
5 Grant Gregory, Ancestors and descendents of Henry Gregory. Provincetown, Mass: 1938. Page 322. [information supplied by Gregory B Smith]
6 descriptive roll, company E (entries 143-147)
7 1850 United States census, Ohio, Hamilton County, page 46, line 37 (Francis H Greggary)
8 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 5 August 1863
9 letter, Sellers to Marvin, 30 December 1863
10 special order 83, HQ 91st PA, 18 September 1863
11 special order 101, HQ 91st PA, 3 October 1863
12 letter, Sinex to Fowler, 27 April 1864
13 letter, F Gregory to Tayman, 20 June 1864
14 letter, Gregory to Bennett, 16 June 1864
15 special order 84, HQ 1st division, 5th corps, Army of Potomac, 25 June 1864
16 letter, Sellers to Bennett, 7 September 1864
17 special order 85, HQ 91st PA, 24 September 1864
18 regimental descriptive book (FH Gregory)
19 special order [unnumbered], HQ 91st PA, 28 September 1864
20 special order 94, HQ 91st PA, 12 October 1864
21 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 17 March 1863 (Lieut Gregory)
22 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 26 March 1863 (Lieut Gregory)
23 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 27 March 1863 (Lieut Gregory)
24 court-martial record, Alpheus Bowman
25 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 4 June 1863 (not named)
26 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 9 June 1863 (not named)
27 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 8 September 1863 (not named)
28 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 18 September 1863 (not named)
29 register of commissioned officers, company A (FH Gregory)
30 pension index, by regiment (Francis H Gregory)
31 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Cokeville and Millwood, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 173, page  (Francis H Gregory)
32 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 9 July 1864 (Capt Gregory)
33 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 13 October 1864 (F H Gregory)
34 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (F H Gregory)
35 'Ninety-first Pennsylvania Regiment'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 July 1862, page 2 (Frank H Gregory)
36 'Camp Chase at Gray's Ferry' Philadelphia Inquirer 19 October 1861 page 8 (F A Gregory)
37 'Camp Chase', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 November 1861 (F H Gregory)
38 'Departure of Col. Gregory's regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 22 January 1862 page 2 (F H Gregory)
39 John B Shotwell. A History of the schools of Cincinnati. Cincinnati: The School Life Company, 1902. Page 161 (in chapter 17: "WOODWARD IN THE CIVIL WAR", re Woodward High School) (Francis H Gregory)
40 widow's pension file, Mary L Hurst, widow of Garrat Hurst, application dated 15 April 1863, certificate 4521 (F H Gregory)
41 record, general court martial, 23 August 1863, Army of the Potomac, 5th Corps, Garrard's Brigade (Captain F H Gregory)
42 Grant Gregory. Ancestors and descendants of Henry Gregory. Rutland VT: Tuttle Publishing Company, 1938. Page 322 (#1783) (Francis Henry Gregory)
43 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montour County, Danville, ward 2, microfilm series M593, film 1380, page 110 = 26 handwritten (Francis H Gregory)
44 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 405, microfilm series T9, film 1180, page 291 = 11 C handwritten (Mary A Gregory)
45 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Derry Township, Derry Borough [sic], supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 89, microfilm series T623, film 1497, page 149 = 1 B handwritten (Mary A Gregory)
46 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Derry Borough, ward 2, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 110, microfilm series T624, film 1428, page 119 = 2 A handwritten (Mary A Gregory)
47 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Derry Borough, ward 2, supervisor's district 19, enumeration district 78, microfilm series T625, film 1662, page 169 = 1 A handwritten (Mary A Gregory)
48 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 43,827, Anna D Young widow of Albert Judson Quick (F H Gregory)
49 dependent's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate 63,562, Maria Cole mother of Francis C Cole (F H Gregory)
50 dependent's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, WC 116,098, Anna Simpson mother of Robert Simpson (F H Gregory)
51 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Francis H Gregory)
52 pension index, by name (Francis H Gregory)
|Name||Gregory Francis H||- Mary A||- C Augusta||- Francis H|
|Occupation||Iron Bridge Builder|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||300|
|Father foreign born||1|
|Mother foreign born||1||1||1|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||North 13th Street|
|dwelling visit #||88|
|family visit #||102|
|name||Gregory, Mary A||" C Augusta||" Francis H||" William E|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Keeping house||Wire Drawer|
|school this year|
|father's birthplace||England||New York||New York||New York|
|name||Gregory Mary A||- Agusta [sic]||- Elbert|
|birth date||Sept 1834||March 1859||May 1874|
|# years married|
|mother of how many children?||4|
|# of children living||3|
|father's birthplace||England||New York||New York|
|# years in USA||Un|
|['clerk' looks like it might be erased; 'clerk' is definitely written on line 62]|
|# months not employed||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Gregory, Mary A||-, Augusta C.||- Albert W.|
|#years present marriage|
|mother of # children||4|
|mother of # living children||3|
|father's birthplace||Eng English||New York||New York|
|mother's birthplace||Eng English||Eng English||Eng English|
|nature of industry etc.||Passenger Dpt|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||11|
|family visit number||11|
|name||Gregory Mary A||- C Augusta||- W Elbert|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||83||60||45|
|year of immigration||[illegible]|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's birthplace||England||New York||New York|
|father's native language||English|
|mother's native language||English||English||English|
|can speak English||yes||yes||yes|
|occupation||none||none||Assistant T Master|
|industry, business||Train Masters Office|
|number of farm schedule|