edit: Charles Wilford Gregory 1833-1914 Missouri. Who are Parents?

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This supposed to be Charles parents:
Father: George Wesley Gregory Sr. 1790-1876
Mother: Martha Ellender "Nellie" Lee 1798-1876
 

George Gregory, born 1790 in Virginia and his wife Ellender, born 1798 in North Carolina were living in bledsoe County, Tennessee in the year 1819. They were farmers and both were to die and be buried in the same coffin near Pine Creek, Laclede County, Missouri shortly after the taking of the 1870 Federal Census.In 1819, George and Ellender (known as Nellie) lived near the town of Pikesville. Their home, a log cabin, was next to a grist mill on the river. It was here in a picturesque valley which bears the Indian name "sequatchie" that six daughters and five sons were born to them.George could read and print in the German language. He could read some English print, and did learn to sign his name in his advanced age, but he could not write. Ellender could neither read nor write. Family tradition has it that they were Baptist and that the family Bible which was penned in German was always kept in plain view on a candlestand to remind his decendants that their ancestors were of German origin, and that they had come to Americar before the Revolutionary War. A dog-eared almanac and the Bible were the only two books that they ever had.With three slaves he owned George labored the land. Eventually, Old George would free his three slaves, angering his two brothers who eventually burnt down his barn as a demonstration of their feelings.  Shortly after 1840 when the land could no longer provide enough to support his family, George and his family moved out of Bledsoe County in search of better lands and opportunities. They worked as loggers,laborers, distillers,and as soldiers in the Civil War to obtain the necessary funds to cover the traveling, living and moving costs. The Civil War interrupted plans, moves, and dreams of homesteads in the west. The war caused a split in the family because of divided loyalties. George and three of his sons were loyal to the Confederate South while two of his sons and three grandsons fought in the Union Army. The fist member of the George Gregory family reached Laclede County in the latter part of 1860. By the time the 1870 Federal Census was taken, George and Ellender, and all of their children with their families has settled in and around Lebanon. They had come to Laclede County on foot, on  horseback, and in Connesota wagons drawn by oxen. The names of 10 of the 11 children were George W., william Berry, John, Sara E., Caroline, Martha, Mary Ann, James E, Hiram and Rebecca. The eleventh name is unknown. Records indicate there may have been another son named Charles born in 1838. Further research is needed to confirm that possibility. -----Laclede County, Missouri History Book            

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