James Gregson

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James Gregson b 1823 England d Sonoma Co, California and Eliza Marshall b 15 Mar 1824 Manchester, England d Sonoma Co, California
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James Gregson b 1823 England d [[Sonoma County, California]] and Eliza Marshall b 15 Mar 1824 Manchester, England d [[Sonoma County, California]]
  
Eliza was the daughter of Ann Marshall
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Eliza was the daughter of Ann Marshall.
  
For the Memoirs of James Gregson and Eliza Marshall see "The Gregson Memoirs" CHS Qtrly 19 Jul 1940. These memoirs can also be searched online at www.ancestry.com with a subscription.
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For the Memoirs of J Gregson and Eliza Marshall see "The Gregson Memoirs" CHS Qtrly 19 Jul 1940. These memoirs can also be searched online at http://www.ancestry.com with a subscription.
  
James Gregson and Eliza Marshall were natives of England. Eliza gives a recounting of her childhood in her memoirs, James merely saying that at 12 he went to live in Philadephia.
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Gregson and Eliza Marshall were natives of England. Eliza gives a recounting of her childhood in her memoirs, James merely saying that at 12 he went to live in Philadephia, [[Pennsylvania]].
  
They were married in Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 1843. They lived with James' father in Philadelphia the Winter of 1843 and Spring of 1844 and then traveled to Illinois. They lived at Rock Island Co, Illinois in the Fall of 1844. They joined a wagon train bound for Oregon, at Independence, Missouri in April 1845. But at Fort Hall, they determined to come to California. There were perhaps 30 wagons in their train and included persons such as : Jacob R Synder, Judge Blackburn, William Ide, George McDougal, the Elliots, John Grigsby, the McChristians, and the Hudson family.
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They were married in Pawtucket, [[Rhode Island]] in 1843. They lived with Gregsons' father in Philadelphia, [[Pennsylvania]] the Winter of 1843 and Spring of 1844 and then traveled to [[Illinois]]. They lived at Rock Island County, Illinois in the Fall of 1844. In April 1845, at Independence, [[Missouri]], they joined a wagon train bound for [[Oregon]], but at Fort Hall, they determined to come to [[California]]. There were perhaps 30 wagons in their train and included persons such as : Jacob R Synder, Judge Blackburn, William Ide, George McDougal, the Elliots, John Grigsby, the McChristians, and the Hudson family.
  
 
When they arrived in California they "went to whip sawing for Captain Sutter on the Cosumnes River...there we stayed until 24 Dec 1845" (Eliza Gregson "Memoirs"). Then they went to work for Harry Trow and Ned Robertson, taking care of their ranch which was "away up the Sacramento, on the West side where the Feather River emptied into the Sacramento... Mr Hardy was drowned about 1849 [he fell off a schooner in Suisun bay] leaving his ranch unsettled." (Gregson ibid). [Where the town of Sacramento is.]  
 
When they arrived in California they "went to whip sawing for Captain Sutter on the Cosumnes River...there we stayed until 24 Dec 1845" (Eliza Gregson "Memoirs"). Then they went to work for Harry Trow and Ned Robertson, taking care of their ranch which was "away up the Sacramento, on the West side where the Feather River emptied into the Sacramento... Mr Hardy was drowned about 1849 [he fell off a schooner in Suisun bay] leaving his ranch unsettled." (Gregson ibid). [Where the town of Sacramento is.]  
  
In April 1846, they returned to work for Captain Sutter. James Gregson enlisted in Fremont's battalion as a volunteer and was stationed at the Fort.
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In April 1846, they returned to work for Captain Sutter. Gregson enlisted in Fremont's battalion as a volunteer and was stationed at the Fort. Their daughter Ann E Gregson was born at Sutter's Fort 3 Sep 1846, and afterward became Mrs Robert Reid of San Luis Obispo.
Their daughter Ann E Gregson was born at Sutter's Fort 3 Sep 1846, and afterward became Mrs Robert Reid of San Luis Obispo.
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Their daughter Mary Ellen Gregson was born 25 Septemer 1848 while they were prospecting on the river near Columa.
Their daughter Mary Ellen Gregson was born 25 Septemer 1848 while they were prospecting on the river near Columa
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They moved to Sonoma about October 1848. James Gregson went back to the mines and Eliza had to fend for herself and her two daughters. The Bruners, Christian and Mary were very kind to her and got her employment.
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They moved to Sonoma, California about October 1848. Gregson went back to the mines and Eliza had to fend for herself and her two daughters. The Bruners, Christian and Mary were very kind to her and got her employment. Gregson and Eliza Marshall then moved to land subsequently called the "Gregson Ranch" in Green Valley P.O., Analy Township, Sonoma County, California in 1850 or 1851
James Gregson and Eliza Marshall then moved to the Gregson Ranch in Green Valley, Analy Township, Sonoma Co, California in 1850 or 1851
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<pre>1850 Sonoma Co, California
 
<pre>1850 Sonoma Co, California
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On 20 Mar 1858 a daughter and then on 29 Oct 1862 another daughter
 
On 20 Mar 1858 a daughter and then on 29 Oct 1862 another daughter
  
James Gregson appears in the 1880 History of Sonoma Co with a brief biographical sketch.
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James Gregson appears in the 1880 History of Sonoma County with a brief biographical sketch.
  
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[[Category:Sonoma County, California]]

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