John Gragg, of Cumberland County, PA and Augusta County, VA
d.1758 Augusta County, Virginia
m. bef 1689
Facts and Events
John Gragg was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Information on John Gragg
From "The Gregg Family History Project Website":
JOHN GRAGG - C1690 - 1758 The earliest known progenitor of our Gragg family, with certainty, is Robert Gragg of Augusta County, Virginia, and later of Greene County, Tennessee. Robert is assumed to be the son of John Gragg. Much of the history of his ancestors is buried in obscurity. According to family tradition, John Gragg was the father of Thomas, John, Robert, William and Margaret. There is no proof or disproof of this tradition. After several years of exhaustive research, it is most disappointing not to completely document dates and facts pertaining to this John Gragg. As previously stated, there is substantial evidence that after coming to America, he lived in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, for a period of years; that he and his family removed to Augusta County, Virginia, in the early 1750's; that he was born in Northern Ireland, probably County Antrim. Through estimated dates of birth of some of his children, John was born about 1690. The writer had considerable correspondence with Hazel M. Kendall, a Gregg descendant, and author of "Gregg Foundations," an extremely well documented treatise of the lineage of William Gregg, the Quaker. In compiling dates and information for her book, which was published in 1944, Miss Kendall researched all possible sources in regard to the Greggs of America, and in the process, sorted out those which led to a complete presentation of history, dates and marriages of the lineage of William Gregg, the Quaker. Miss Kendall stated that our branch of the Greggs, came from Northern Ireland to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; that this John Gregg married Nancy Ann Wood, daughter of William Wood; removed to Augusta County, Virginia, in 1750 and died in Augusta County in 1758.