Second child and only daughter of William Gregg, Ann Gregg (also Amy Anne Gregg and Onne Gregg) was born in Ireland in 1670 and came with her father in the Quaker immigration into Pennsylvania. Her mother was Ann Wilkinson, who married William Gregg in Ireland Ardmore, Waterford, Ireland and died in 1692 in New Castle, Delaware.
Ann Gregg married William Dixon in Delaware and, after his death, married John Houghton.
Speculation on marriage dates range widely. Collaborating, authoritative sources for her marriages and the birth dates of her children are needed. Ann's first marriage to William Dixon is shown as circa 1690 in The Era Magazine. Based on that, I favor her birth year as being 1668 or 1670. She was widowed in 1708, so she could have married John in 1709 or 1710, as some have given the marriage year.
Not speculative, however, is which children were born to William and which to John, since John's 1720 will includes last names for his children: Mary, Martha, and Rebecca Houghton and Dinah, Ann, George, Henry, Thomas, and John Dixon.
Previous biography had a lot of repeated and contradictory information. Following is information that may be relevant from that previous version (to see the information as previously presented, click the Changes tab and go through edits to this profile).
Abt. 1670 in County Kings, Ireland; died Abt. 1729 in New Castle Co, DE.
Parents and first marriage:
William married Ann GREGG, daughter of William GREGG and Ann WILKINSON, in 1696 in Newcastle, Delaware. (Ann GREGG was born in 1675 in Ardmore, Waterford, Ireland and died in 1729 in New Castle, Delaware.)
Note: William was married twice, Ann Gregg was his second wife. He was Ann's first husband; John Houghton was her second.
William, m. lst, Lurgan Monthly Meeting, Ireland, 4 May 1683, Isabelle Rea; m. 2nd New Castle County, Delaware, 1690, Ann Gregg
Marriage: Ann GREGG 1696, Delaware
William married Ann GREGG, daughter of William GREGG and Ann WILKINSON, in 1696 in Delaware. (Ann GREGG was born in 1675 in Ardmore, Waterford, Ireland and died in 1729 in New Castle, Delaware.)
Marriage: (2): John HOUGHTON Abt 1700, New Castle, Delaware Ann also married John HOUGHTON about 1700 in New Castle, Delaware. (John HOUGHTON was born about 1666 in New Castle, Delaware and died on Apr 14, 1720 in New Castle, Delaware.)
Following entry would appear to be for Ann (Gregg) Dixon/Houghton's mom (William Gregg died 1687 in Delaware, according to his profile), except Ann (Wilkinson) Gregg died 1692 according to her profile:
Marriage: 1694, Ann /WILKINSON/, m. 1694, New Castle, Delaware
Other marriage dates & places (LDS unless otherwise noted):
S413: Allen L. Potts, Ancestors of Eva Martina Walterhouse, http://www.heritagepursuit.com/famtitle.htm (344. William DIXON was born in 1662 in Armagh, Ireland. He died in September 1708 in Christiana Hundred, New Castle Co., Delaware. Source: Lontz, Mary Belle. Our German, Pilgrim and Quaker ancestors, Milton, Pennsylvania, M.B. Lontz, 1968 (pp. 30-31). See also Kendall, Hazel May (Middleton). This book records the descendants of William Gregg, Anderson, Ind., 1944 (p. 21). He was a weaver, and son of Henry Dixon. The family came to America 1688 after the death of the father. He was married to Anne GREGG in 1690 in New Castle, Delaware. ... 345. Anne GREGG was born in 1670 in Waterford, Ardmore, Ireland. She died in 1729 in Christiana Hundred, New Castle Co., Delaware. Source: Kendall, Hazel May 9 Middleton). This book records the descendants of William Gregg, Anderson, Ind., 1944 (p. 24). LDS Ordinances: Carter, S.A. Archive Record, William Gregg and Mrs Ann Gregg, Orem, Utah, ca. 1951. ... William DIXON and Anne GREGG had the following children:
i. Henry DIXON was born in 1695 in New Castle, Delaware. He died in 1740. Source: Lontz, Mary Belle. Our German, Pilgrim and Quaker ancestors, Milton Pennsylvania, M.B. Lontz, 1968 (p. 30). See also Kendall, Hazel May (Middleton). This book records the descendants of John Gregg, John Gregg, Anderson, Ind., 1944 (p. 24, 28). ... Not much is known about Henry and Ruth except that Henry was one of the founders of the Hockessin Monthly Friends Meeting ca 1737 in New Castle Co. Hockessin Friends Meeting got its name from a nearby Indian Village. ...
ii. William DIXON was born on July 3, 1695 in New Castle, Delaware. He died on December 3, 1760 in Bush Creek, Anson Co., North Carolina. Source: Lontz, Mary Belle. Our German, Pilgrim and Quaker ancestors, Milton Pennsylvania, M.B. Lontz, 1968 (p. 30). See also Kendall, Hazel May (Middleton). This book records the descendants of John Gregg, John Gregg, Anderson, Ind., 1944 (p. 24). William Jr and his brother John, along with their wives, migrated to Winchester, Va. Mr. Hollingsworth, their father-in-law, was on the trip with them, and this is where he c. in 1722/23. Later John and William entered land in Anson Co., (then South Carolina, but now North) Carolina. William purchased 300 acres on Bush Creek below John's property, 17 May 1754. They raised 8 children....
iii. Dinah DIXON was born about 1698 in Of New Castle, Delaware. ...
iv. John DIXON was born in 1702 in Mill Creek, New Castle Hundred, Delaware. He died in 1742. Source: Lontz, Mary Belle. Our German, Pilgrim and Quaker ancestors, Milton Pennsylvania, M.B. Lontz, 1968 (p. 30). See also Kendall, Hazel May (Middleton). This book records the descendants of John Gregg, Anderson, Ind: H.M.M. Kendall, 1946 (p. 24, 27). ... They settled in Anson Co., (then South, but now North) Carolina where John purchased 244 acres on Fair Forrest Creek i 1753.
v. Thomas DIXON was born in 1705 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He died in 1735 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. !Source: Lontz, Mary Belle. Our German, Pilgrim and Quaker ancestors, Milton Pennsylvania, M.B. Lontz, 1968 (p. 31). Marriage: shown as 24 Aug 1727 in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Dept. Ancestral File, family group record, unkown and Ann Gregg (AFN:2279-7C), Salt Lake City, Utah, printed 25 Nov 1989. He died in 1735 of small-pox in Lancaster Co., Pa.
John born circa 1668 died 1738 (married 11mo1694 to Elizabeth COOKE)
John Gregg of Christiana Hundred, New Castle Co., yeoman, aged about 67 years, made a deposition about 1735 "that he has dwelt in said County about 51 yrs"
From Michael Lechner:
6. Ann45 Gregg (William44, WILLIAM43, John42, Patrick Roy41 MacGregor, Iain Dubh40, Gregor Roy39, Alasdair38, John37, Ewen36, Alasdair35, John The Black34, Patrick33 MacGregor, Blind Laird John32, Malcolm31 MacGregor, John30 DeGlenurchy, Gregor29 MacGregor, Lord William28, Sir Malcolm27, Laird John26, Malcolm25, Gregor24 Garsh, John23, Dougheal22, Gregor21, Princely20 John, The Lucky, Malcolm19, Duncan18, Duncan From Strwlee17, Gillefealan16, Hugh Of Albany15, Kenneth14 MacAlpin, Alpin13, Eochaid12, Aedh11, Eochaid10, Eochaid9, Domangart8, Domnall7, Eochaid6, Aidan5, Gabhran4, Domangart3, Loarn2, Erc1)
Ann Gregg born 1670 in County Kings, Ireland and died Abt. 1729 in New Castle Co, DE. She married (1) William Dickson Abt. 1690, son of Henry Dixon and Rose. She married (2) John Houghton Abt. 1710 in New Castle Co., Delaware. Child of Ann Gregg and William Dickson is i. Henry46 Dixon, born Abt. 1692 in Christiana Hundrd, New Castle Co, DE; died Abt. 1742. Child of Ann Gregg and John Houghton is i. Mary46 Houghton, born 1704; died WFT Est. 1743-1799.
Note N223John Houghton was born in 1666 in New Castle, DE. He married Ann Gregg in 1709. Ann Gregg was born in County Kings, Ireland in 1670. She came to America with her father, William Gregg II, his wife, Ann or Martha, and her 3 brothers, John, George, and Richard on the ship Caledonia when she was 12 years old. As so many of our pioneer ancestors did, she married the boy next door, William Dixon or Dickson, whose fathers' land was next to her fathers' land. Ann had at least 7 children when her first husband died. She married John Houghton, and John and Ann then had three daughters: Martha, Mary, and Rebecca who was born when Ann was 45. John Houghton died in 1720 at only 54 when his daughters were 5, 8, and 10. Ann died in 1729 in New Castle Co, DE.
File M1341. File: C:\Users\Owner\Documents\Family Tree Maker\LandyG Family Media\US Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol I(2).jpg. U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607–1943.
File M207. File: C:\Users\Owner\Documents\Family Tree Maker\LandyG Family Media\Early Families Known to the Greggs.htm. Early Families Known to the Greggs.
↑I believe William Dixon was not included because he had already reached his majority and the other Dixon children were not yet 21, which would require a revision of the 1695 estimate for Henry's birth.
↑ sorry, lost track of which citation this paragraph had
↑ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R), Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of March 4, 2005
↑ Information related directly to Ann should be incorporated into this profile; other information should be moved to the appropriate children's profiles.
↑ Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume 6: Loudoun County, Virginia p 496
↑ Mary Houghton born 1704 to Ann Gregg is unlikely, as her husband William Dixon was still alive. As noted earlier, if Henry was born in 1692, he would have been an adult at the time of John Houghton's 1720 will - which did not list William. More information about William and Henry Dixon is needed to make sense of the will's listings. Especially the non-mention of John and Ann's son John Houghton.
↑ Source: #S38 Source number: 8840.778; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1
Source: S412 Author: Chris Stefanovich Title: Ancestors of Chris Stefanovich Abbreviation: Ancestors of Chris Stefanovich Publication: http://www.stefanovich.com/index.html Note: Last updated May 2000 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
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WikiTree profile Gregg-181 created through the import of 60a.GED on Jan 11, 2012 by Michael Lechner.
The WikiTree profile Gregg-493 was created on July 23, 2013 by David Black through the import of David_s Family Tree_Ancestry_26Jun2013.ged. Source citation S-1761195704.
The WikiTree profile Gregg-494 was created on July 23, 2013 by David Black through the import of David_s Family Tree_Ancestry_26Jun2013.ged on Jul 23, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by David and others. Source citation: S-1761195704-814.
WikiTree profile Gregg-176 created through the import of 60a.GED on Jan 11, 2012 by Michael Lechner with additional contributions by Sharon Moffitt Cowen.
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WikiTree profile Gregg-95 created through the import of heinakuu2011-6.ged on Jul 5, 2011 by Johanna Amnelin.
WikiTree profile Gregg-120 was created through the import of DIXON.GED on October 11, 2011, by Glenn Dixon.
WikiTree profile Gregg-259 created through the import of Jackson Family Tree.ged on Oct 24, 2012 by Lee Jackson.
WikiTree profile Gregg-591 created through the import of sarahweston.ged on Jan 24, 2014 by Kathy Stewart showed that she was born 1670 and died 1729 with source given as #S4, Ancestry Family Trees (Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members).
Source: S24 Gale Research Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2010.Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenge; Repository: #R1
Source: S28 Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Births Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.; Repository: #R1
Source: S29 Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Deaths Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.; Repository: #R1
Source: S38 Yates Publishing U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived; Repository: #R1
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Ann by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Ann:
Gregg-1261 and Gregg-34 appear to represent the same person because: The one difference I see is that Gregg-1261 shows a son of James Dixon born in Ireland in 1710. That is simply impossible since William Dixon died in 1708 and Ann married John Houghton in 1710 and had not been back in Ireland since she was 12 years old. Remove that one link and everything else should be mergeable.
Thanks Liz, you are correct. I haven't spent much time in WikiTree so there are items I have corrected in my personal tree that I have not corrected here.
Dixon died in 1708 and Ann married Houghton about 1710. They had 3 children; Mary, Martha, and Rebecca (dates of birth unknown). Houghton died in 1720 and Ann died in 1729. (info from Quakers in Delaware in the time of William Penn.pdf and other websites)
and... I hadn't seen anything that said she was born in Armagh, and just the one source that said William was (that source is the one that says she was born in Waterford, if I deciphered all the original input correctly).
I don't think 1694 marriage to Houghton is correct. Birth dates of her Dixon children are not compatible with her being married to Houghton in 1694, and William (whom she married in 1690) died in 1708.