The past is the present for future generations who do not know their history

Gregory and Sparks family…

members were spread throughout the Shoals area. Many descendants live in the Shoals area today.

The lady in the fine hat in the graphic is Alice Gregory. This Alice Gregory is the daughter of Smith David Gregory and Sarah Ann Francis Lucas Gregory. She was the oldest sister of Elmer Gilbert Gregory. She married Adolph Zosel; she moved to Ontario, Canada after living up north for quite a while and there she is buried. Sarah Ann Francis Gregory, widowed, married Daniel Newton Hand and had several Hand children.

The funeral scene is of the other Alice Gregory. Her maiden name was Alice Sparks, daughter of William Thomas Sparks and Mollie Norwood (sometimes written as Narmore) Sparks. She married Elmer Gilbert Gregory. William Thomas and Mollie Sparks are buried at Morning Star Cemetery in Colbert County. Methel Estelle Gregory was a daughter of Elmer and Alice Gregory. Although, you may see the name Gregory, Gregor, and MacGregor for different family members went by different derivations of the name.

Elmer G MacGregor went by the MacGregor name. He was called Mac by friends and family. Sparks might fly when a discussion of the name occurs. Elmer buried his wife Alice Sparks as a McGregor; but his children buried him as a Gregory. I have a copy of the death certificate for Alice McGregor in my possession.

The male pictured is a Gregory for that is written on the back of the photo. He is one of the Gregory brothers: Elmer, Lucian, or Elijah Gregory. Wistfulness on my part wants it to be Elmer.

The lady pictured in the plaid is a sister to Sarah Ann Francis Lucas Gregory. Her name is Eliza Jane Lucas. She married a Hutto.

Gregory and Sparks of Colbert County

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8 responses

  1. Nicole Landers

    This may be a long shot since the article was posted 5 yrs ago but I would love to get in contact with the person who posted this photo and information…Alice Sparks Gregory would have been my great great grandmother. My grandmother and I have been trying to trace her family tree and we were elated to find this info. Any help would be greatly appreciated….thanks!!!

    November 16, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    • Alice Sparks Gregory was my great-grandmother. I am Carolyn Murray Greer

      February 18, 2017 at 11:47 pm

  2. Nicole Landers

    This may be a long shot since the post is 5 yrs old but I would love to get in contact with the person who posted this info and photo….Alice Gregory would have been my great great grandmother. My grandmother and I have been tracing our family tree and any info would be greatly appreciated….Thanks!

    November 17, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    • Would love to connect as she is my Greta-grandmother.

      April 8, 2017 at 11:01 pm

      • Nicole

        Hi Carolyn! I am so excited to hear from you…I would love to meet with you and learn more about our family tree. Is there a number I can contact you?

        April 9, 2017 at 1:17 am

      • What is your location?

        April 10, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      • Nicole

        Tuscumbia

        April 15, 2017 at 11:37 am

  3. Are you on Facebook, Nicole? We could message each other there privately.

    June 17, 2017 at 4:58 am

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