Ron Gragg (Ret.)
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Ron Gragg (Ret.)

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SFC Ron E. Gragg (Ret.)
Born 1950s.
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Ron Gragg (Ret.) is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Army 1978-2000
Sergeant First Class (US Army Retired)
Ron Gragg (Ret.) was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.
Ron Gragg (Ret.) was awarded the Army Achievement Medal.
Ron Gragg (Ret.) was awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal.
Ron Gragg (Ret.) was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Ron Gragg (Ret.) was awarded the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.
Ron Gragg (Ret.) was awarded the Army Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon.
Ron Gragg (Ret.) is a member of the Gragg Name Study Project.
This profile is part of the Wallner Name Study.
This profile is part of the Lehman Name Study.
This profile is part of the Hulvey Name Study.

The Gregg Name Study Project can be found here:



I was born in Missouri [1][2][3], my family then moved to Colorado for a short time, and then we settled in Redding California in the early 1960's. After High school graduation, I enlisted in the Army and retired from the Army as a Sergeant First Class in 2000 [4]. I then worked for the Transportation Security Administration as a supervisor for four years, and shortly thereafter went back to work for the DOD as a Technical Instructor, Adult Education Instructor, course-wear designer, and Training Specialist.

Now I am semi-retired, and living in Pennsylvania, very near where TWO SIDES of my family (Paternal and Maternial) started their American lives and lineage... I have come full circle.

My great (times 7) grandfather John Gregg lived in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, from 1747 until 1750... My great (times 6) grandfather Johan Lehman lived in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania from 1776 until his death in 1820... BOTH were European transplants, due to religious persecution!

I didn't become interested in genealogy until much later in life. I had heard stories about how my material grandmother’s family was Pennsylvania Dutch, and how they had come across the country from Pennsylvania, through Ohio, then Iowa in a covered wagon, then ending up in Fallon Nevada, where she met and married my Material grandfather (which is a whole different story all-together!); and how her lineage was Mayflower descended. But it wasn’t until the past few years that I uncovered the paper-trail to match the stories.

My maternal grandfather was first generation naturalized from Bavaria, Germany. His father came over first, to secure work, and build a home, then to build up the savings to bring my great-grandmother and their four children to Reno, Nevada to become Americans.

My paternal side was Scot-Irish immigrants, of the Macgregor lineage, who escaped religious persecution in Ulster Northern Ireland, and arrived in America in 1747 (along with the over 200,000 Scotch-Irish migrated to the Americas between 1717 and 1775). They (John Gregg and his family) purchased land in Cumberland County Pennsylvania (See: William Penn) hacked a farm out of virgin Pennsylvania hard-wood forest, and worked it, and added to it, then sold it and moved to Augusta County, Virginia, in 1750. They purchased land there, then hacked a farm out of virgin Virginia forest, and worked it, and added to it. The Patriarch died there, and the Children sold that farm and moved to the North Carolina territory (which later became Greene County, Tennessee) and started the process all over again. This became the theme of my Scot-Irish immigrant lineage. Move into heavily forested area that they had bought, or earned from fighting in the “Revolutionary War”, “War of 1812” etc… they would then build a working farm out of it, sell it for a profit, then acquire larger parcels elsewhere. For this reason I have family from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma!

I have learned so much about my history over the past few years, that it is quickly becoming time to publish this information in a book form for my children. [5]

1976 US High School Yearbooks

Name: Ron Gragg
Estimated Age: 16
Birth Year: abt 1960
Yearbook Date: 1976
School: Shasta High School
School Location: Redding , California , USA
Grade Completed: Sophomore[6][7][8]


Y-DNA Haplogroup R-M269 [9]

Ron is related TO HIS OWN WIFE!!!*
Relative Relationship Closest Common Ancestor
Donna Lynn Gray-Gragg (Ron's Wife) 18th cousins three times removed Gwenllian (Gwilym) ferch Gwilym
  • Note: Gwenllian (Gwilym) ferch Gwilym is Ron's Great Grandmother (times 19) and Donna's Great Grandmother (times 16)!!!! But, I think we're safe :)

Ron's Relatives of Notoriety

Click link to see Matrix[10]

Ron's relation to other Wiki-Tree members

Click link to see Matrix[11]

The above tables are WIPs (Works InProgress How to make the above tables[12]

In Ron's Search Cashe Christophel are second cousins 7 times removed

Preface from the book "Gragg Descent" BY George Robert Gagg 1978

"Our ancestors labored and suffered much for the attainment: of the rich blessings which we enjoy. It is not right for the descendants to allow their names and deeds to perish and be forgotten, regardless of how minor a part they may have played in the annals of their time. The names of our ancestors deserve to be known, and recorded for posterity. While the theme of this work, so to speak, is strung on a thread of genealogy, much of an historical nature is included. This is a family record, and i s designed primarily to give a history of the direct line of descent. It is unfortunate that several years of exhaustive research, failed to produce the d e s i r e d information concerning ancestors in Scotland and Northern Ireland. That era of our Gragg ancestry is buried in obscurity. Except in a few instances, there has been no effort to trace the later generations of Gragg families . The main purpose in the writing of 'Gragg Descent' has been accomplished."[13]

The Scotch-Irish; or, The Scot in North Britain, Northern Ireland, and North America

A good reference for Gregg's [14]

Early Gregor Ancestry

EXCERPTS from the “Baronage of Scotland,” by Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie, Baronet, Edinburgh, 1798 [15]

Clan Gregor History

Who are the MacGregor's[16]

Scots Irish in History

"The landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in the Mayflower and the part their descendants took in the American Revolution has been justly celebrated in painting, poetry and history, while the Scotch-Irish, who were the primary and principal actors in the movement, have been scarcely noticed at all. It is time to write the history of the latter. To the late Hon. Ex-Chief Justice Scott, the writer is indebted for the suggestion of writing the history of the race, which has been approved by Ex-Vice President Stevenson and Dr. Thomas Wright, the founder of the Scotch-Irish Society, leaving the editors of the yearly volumes of the Society to compile a work on the local habitations and history of the race in America. The writer has gone on to trace the origin of the race in their island home as builders of the churches and schools of Christendom, the British and Colonial Empire, American independence and modern civilization. Around these the warp and woof of the story is woven."[17]

Ulster Scots to America

My Macgregor/Gregg/Gragg ancestors came to America from Northern Ireland in the mid-Seventeen hundreds.... Here's some generic information of those times.
The Ulster-Scots Society of America Immigrants From The North Of Ireland[18]
The Ulster-Scots Society of America The Great Migration from Ulster to America[19][20][21]

Scots and Scots Descendant in America Part 1

"SCOTTISH emigration to America came in two streams—one direct from the mother-land and the other through the province of Ulster in Ireland. Those who came by this second route are usually known as ‘‘UlsterScots,’’ or more commonly as "Scotch-Irish," and they have been claimed by Irish writers in the United States as Irishmen. This is perhaps excusable, but hardly just. The constantly reiterated assertion that these emigrants were Irishmen is due to the fact, patent to all lustorical investigators, that apart from these Ulster-Scots Ireland proper has contributed only a very few individuals of outstanding prominence in American history."[22]

Scots Irish Slavery

few people know of of the atrocities the Royalty and Rich in Great Briton levied upon the Scots and Irish citizens!
"The topic of this story is a sensitive one yet one of great importance. White slavery in America was real. There are many documents that verify the bondage, kidnapping and transporting of Brits to the Colonies as slaves. The importance of this story will help those who cannot find a ship passenger list on their ancestor. This story may not pertain to all who came to America that are not listed on ship passenger lists."[23][24][25]

White Slavery: The Scottish Slaves of England and Americas

There were hundreds of thousands of Scots sold into slavery during Colonial America. White slavery to the American Colonies occurred as early as 1630 in Scotland.[26]

White Slavery, what the Scots already know (by: Kelly d. Whittaker)

"Alexander Stewart was herded off the Gildart in July of 1747, bound with chains. Stewart was pushed onto the auction block in Wecomica, St Mary’s County, Maryland." .[27]


"Ship Passenger Lists: National and New England (1600-1825)," Edited and Indexed by Carl Boyer III, Published by the Compiler, Newhall, California, 1977, Pages 164-171.[28]

Was Your Ancestor an "Indentured" Servant?

"Some authorities state that more than 75% of all immigrants who settled south of New England were indentured servants, convict servants, or redemptioners"[29]

Origins of Colonial Chesapeake Indentured Servants

"Indentured servants were not glamorous or famous figures in colonial America. Nevertheless, family historians are interested in knowing that an ancestor—male or female—may have been indentured. More important, the designation “indentured servant” signifies that the individual immigrated—a fact that surviving colonial sources often do not clarify and one that can open doors to finding the ancestor in European records."[30]

Irish Immigrant Workers in Antebellum New York

"Domestic service presented a problem to nineteenth-century Anglo-Americans. Political ideology celebrated republican equality and Independence; "servitude" and "slavery" were metaphors for the worst political perils. Domestic ideology glorified the home as an insular "haven in a heartless world," safe from the discord of public life. Yet these ideals clashed with the wish for household servants, which introduced large numbers of Irish Catholic immigrants into northern homes, blurring the supposedly separate public and private "spheres" and causing that bane of nineteenth-century "true womanhood," the "servant problem." Domestic service has been a problem for historians, too, because the preponderance of documentary evidence about servants was written by the very Anglo-American employers for whom domestics symbolized the dissonance between cherished ideals and the real world of the nineteenth century[31]

Gragg Apple

"James Gragg of Caldwell County, North Carolina, developed this species of apple around 1860... Which James Gragg is in question, as I haven't narrowed it down yet. But when I do, this will go on his profile."[32]

How America separated State from Church

"Dateline: 1696 to 1763, Virginia. Ten clergymen signed a key document. These historical primary documents tell the story of the gradual, great “divorce.”
The Anglican clergy in Virginia demanded that parish levies must be collected for their support, even during a drought. Would the people—the taxpayers—be pleased?
Early on, the colony of Virginia was not allowed by law to have its own currency, and trade with Great Britain brought no adequate amount of gold or silver, so the colonists had to use goods. Tobacco was the staple crop, so they used it. They wouldn’t use food crops like barley."[33]

Are YOU related to a US President?

See: [34]

Facial Recognition with relatives

See: [35]


  4. Ron's Army Medals Awarded:
  5. First-hand information. Entered by Ron Gragg at registration.
  6. "U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012"; School Name: Shasta High School; Year: 1976
  8. See:
  9. Family Tree DNA, website. mrl
  10. Space:Ron%27s_Relatives_of_Notoriety-1
  13. Preface "Gragg Descent" BY GEORGE ROBERT GRAGG 1978
  16. Space:Clan_MacGregor
  32. Space:The_Gragg_Apple
  34. //

See also:

  • "Add source here"
  • "Find Four John Greggs of Texas. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly [[1]] here"
  • "; Index to Politicians; Gregg:[[2]]
  • "The Colonial Gregg's: [[3]]"
  • "The Gregg's": [[5]]
  • Scottish Gregg and Related Listing[[6]]
  • The Gragg Relatives: [[7]] a listing of Related Gragg Photos"
  • "See additional source information [[8]] here"
  • "See additional source information [[9]] here"
  • "See additional source information [[10]] here"
  • See additional source information [[11]] here.
  • See additional source information [[12]] here.
  • See additional source information [[13]] here.
  • "Link to Missouri Death Certificate Search[[14]] here"

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I sent you a message a while ago on behalf of the Germany Project and have yet to hear back from you. I hope you are well.

If I don’t hear from you in the next week or so I’ll assume you no longer wish to be in the project and go ahead and remove you. You would, of course, be most welcome to rejoin at any time via the G2G sign-up post.

Best wishes,

Kylie :-)

posted by Kylie Haese
I thought you had already signed me up for the Germany Project
posted by Ron Gragg (Ret.)
I orphaned Jefferson Gregg-2862 and John Parker-2744. I would guess they were added during some 'thon.

Adopt if you wish. You just added some sources to them.

posted by Beulah (Maltby) Cramer
Your sourcing put them in my notifications and I knew the names meant nothing to me so I orphaned them. Just thought you might be interested with the similarity of name spellings and you adding to them. I grew up with knowing a Gregg family in northern New York.
posted by Beulah (Maltby) Cramer

On behalf of the Germany Project, I am currently undergoing our member check-in's and wanted to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams? We have many new teams so have a look on the Germany project page for the full list. I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google groups for project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup, please submit a join request and we will get that approved as quickly as possible. We also ask that you check your follwed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (GERMANY) so you don't miss any disucssions in G2G.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions please ask. I would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project!

Please respond by private message. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Kylie ~ Germany Project Leader

posted by Kylie Haese
{Medal|medal=Navy Good Conduct Medal|image=Military_Medals-28.png} is the one for the Army. (but use double { on each end of that) Did you know that the image in your Veteran sticker is USN? You can replace that with Military_Badges_and_Insignia-3.png for the Army image.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Thanks :) I just corrected it
posted by Ron Gragg (Ret.)
Hi Ron, there is no Gregg Name Study, so could you remove that sticker?

Thanks, Natalie, Categorization and One Name Studies leader

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
I have sent a 2nd request to join the trusted list of Joann ____ Roberts Please add me to the list.
posted by Anne B
Amazing bio! Thank you for sharing so many resources.
posted by Mary Gossage

We'd love to have you join the Twisted Thistles in the upcoming Connect-a-thon the weekend of July 17 - July 20. If you'd like to join us and help to develop our ever-expanding Scottish tree, please register on the G2G post here and be sure to mention you'd like to be on the Twisted Thistles team for Scotland.

We also have our team Chat page posted here.

Hope to see you there!
Bobbie & Sarah
Twisted Thistles Co-captains
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall

We haven’t heard back from you concerning the Scottish Clans Transition. If we haven’t received a response from you by 1 April 2020, you will be welcome to rejoin by answering the current g2g thread for joining the Scotland Project.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
I did reply to the previous request.
posted by Ron Gragg (Ret.)

My name is Amy and I am a co-Leader of the Scotland Project. As you may have heard, we have merged the Scottish Clans project into the Scotland Project. I am contacting you today to find out if you are interested in continuing with us under this new format. If you would like to go forward on the Scottish Clans Team, please reply and let me know which clans you have been working on or would like to work on. I look forward to hearing from you.


Amy Gilpin, Scotland Project Co-Leader

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Amy, I work within so many different projects and clans that I couldn't specifically nail it down. But, yeah, I'll continue with the Scottish Clans Team.
posted by Ron Gragg (Ret.)
Hi Ron,

Thanks for completing the merge for Johannes Philip Lenhart,

I have corrected his given names to reflect the fact that Germans of this era did not use middle names & both given names belong in the Proper Name field. The first name listed (in this case Johannes) was a baptismal name. Frequently all the boys in a family might share the same baptismal name. The second listed name (in this case Philip) was the "Preferred" name which they used to identify themselves.

Dave - Palatine Migration Project

posted by Dave Rutherford
Ron, making more than one thousand contributions in September added so much to the breadth and depth of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks YOU!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Ron, thank you for each of your more than 1000 contributions to our Shared Tree for the month of August 2019. All of your work makes our Tree all that much better.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Ron!

The Appreciation Team thanks you for all for your hard work for reaching 1000+ (actually, over 1400!) contributions for the month July 2019. Onward and upward!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello, Ron!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Ron!

Congratulations on making more than 1,000 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May. We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be. Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
I apologize if I offended you with the changes I made. Census records are easily available at most larger libraries for free. I don't know all the places to find them on-line, as I did most of my census work before the internet was available. I always try to identify each census record with its individual identity, (state, county, township, census page number or enumeration district and sheet number, line on page, and dwelling and family numbers) so it can be easily found.

WikiTree emphasizes that unsourced profiles from individuals are not evidence; therefore should not be used as Sources. They similarly discourage Find-A-Grave entries, unless there is a picture of the tombstone.

You should be able to replace Andrew Jackson Page's original profile with the one you had if you wish

I have done a massive amount of research in the Cass County, MO files on the Gregg and Page families, particularly on William Page and his wife Jane Crews. Their oldest daughter was Mary Jane Page, who married John Flint Gregg, my ancestors. I took the liberty of making a number of changes to their son Andrew Jackson Page's profile. I tried to follow the standards in WikiTree Style and Source guides. I removed references to individual family trees that are unsourced. I also omitted detail from the profile which doesn't add to his "story", such as detailed census records. These can easily be accessed by anyone who really wants to know. I searched for years for A.J.'s burial, but finally found it.
Hi Ron

The Arborists Project is currently making some changes, starting with a change of the Arborists Project Google Group. The link to request to join the new group is on the Arborists Project page. Alternatively, if you send me your preferred email address for google groups, I can send you an invitation to join. Thanks for being part of the Arborists. Sarah and I look forward to you being involved as the Project moves forward. Gillian, co-Leader, Arborists Project

posted by Gillian Thomas
Jonathan Brewster was the son of William and Mary Brewster. He was created as a direct line to my 2xgreat grandmother

was trying to merg an error with no luck in doing so.

posted by Roger Basom

Unmerged matches › Robert G. Gudger