- The SAR database says that he died in 1840, but the DAR database says 1799, and this seems to be more accurate.
This marriage is interesting because it joins two branches of the Gregg family which seem to have diverged back in Ireland or Scotland (though how they once diverged seems to be unknown). The name seems to derive from "MacGregor." On both sides the family is Scots-Irish. Sarah Gregg's family is descended from William Gregg, the immigrant ancestor of the "Quaker Greggs" who came from (northern) Ireland to Delaware; and John Gregg's ancestors derive from immigrant ancestor Samuel Gregg, who also immigranted from Ireland, and whose ancestor Capt. David Gregg fought in Cromwell's army.
The line which the tree on this site traces descends through their son Aaron, whose daughter Elizabeth married into the Hamilton family, and thence to the Mannens and Lansdales. Note that this couple's daughter Elizabeth married Aaron Harlan, whose ancestors had also married into Greggs; their daughter Hannah also married John O. Hamilton, brother of another direct ancestor.
According to Kendall (S253), he enlisted as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Application was made to the DAR using his name by his GGGrandaughter Inez Gregg; according to her application he was a private in Capt. Thomas Giddis' Co., Virginia Militia from 9 Sept. 1776 to 2 Oct. 1776, and then later served in Washington Co., Pennsylvania. Here is his DAR data:
Birth: VA 15 Oct 1747
Service: VA PA
Rank: Ens PS
Death: OH 7 Oct 1799
Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) Sarah Gregg
He is on the Revolutionary War page.
According to Kendall, "After their marriage they lived in Green Co., PA, moved down the Ohio River to 'Buchanan's Station,' now Germantown, Kentucky, in 1792. . . . In Loudoun Co., Virginia on May 25, 1775 John Gregg was admitted to the Society of Friends. On Nov. 25, 1775 John Gregg joined the Military and was disowned. John Gregg served in the Revolution and was disowned. In the spring of 1793 he with William Buchanan and his wife Jane went across the Ohio River [from Germantown, KY] into Clermont Co. [Ohio] to build a log cabin on the site of the Neville. A wrong survey caused them to give up 1,000 acres to avoid trouble and [they] went back to Kentucky. John Gregg had not taken his family because the children were too small. . . . John built in Warren Co. [and] died of fever. Issue [were] born in Pa, returned to Kentucky with widowed mother; requested by dying father" (243).
Seems like the one exception here is that Hannah born in 1795 must have been born in Kentucky if they migrated in 1792.
He appears in Eckenrode's 1912 list of Revolutionary War Soldiers of Virginia; the source Eckenrode gives is the War Department, "payrolls of the Virginia LIne, referred to by folders (353 folders)"; his information is in folder 349.2.
He is buried in Pendleton Co., Ky, right over the Ohio River from Moscow, Ohio where he died. [5, 6]