John Gregg was born in 1668 in Ardmore County, Waterford, Ireland. He was was 14 years old when he left Ireland and settled in Delaware. He was a Quaker.
John was 19 years old when his father died. His family continued to live in the family home and kept possession of their land. John was a serious, proud and capable youth. He was always a faithful Friend and a busy person. In the summer of 1694, when 26 years old, he built a two-story stone house and married Elizabeth Cooke at Concord Friend's Meeting on November 11, 1694.
On August 17, 1702, John and Elizabeth bought more land and erected a Grist Mill. At one time, John owned 5,700 acres of fine land along the Brandywine River. John Gregg had seven children (3 daughters and 4 sons).
John Gregg of Christiana Hundred, New Castle County, yeoman, aged about 67 years, made a disposition about 1735 'that he has dwelt in said County about 51 yrs.'"
His will is dated April 27 in Wimington, New Castle, Delaware.
|Offspring of John Gregg and Elizabeth Cooke (1673-?)|
|Thomas Gregg (1688-1748)||1688 New Castle County, Delaware, United States||1 September 1748 Kennett, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States|| Dinah Harlan (1707-1763)|
|William Gregg (1695-1747)|| |
|Amy Gregg (1700-1738)|| |
|Samuel Gregg (1710-?)|| |
|Joseph Gregg (1710-1770)|