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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Thomas Gregg  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Poetry

Born: 1808 in Belmont, Ohio

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At the age of 27 Thomas produced the first paper in Hancock County, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Thomas was educated in the "common"shools of the midwest and learned his printing trade in Cincinnati. He is credited with starting the first newspaper in Hancock County, The Carthagenian along with The Western Adventurer, 1837; the Warsaw Message, in the 1840's; the Warsaw Signal, also in the 1840's, sometimes by Gregg, sometimes by Thos. C. Sharp, and, at times, by both men; the Plymouth Locomotive, 1857-8; and the Hamilton Representative, 1858-9, perhaps a bit longer. This wealth of published data about Hancock county makes the monument for the county's first editor, first historian, leader in the educational, civic, church, political life of the county for 56 years of his long life. Gregg and his wife lie in unmarked graves in the lovely Oakwood cemetery, Hamilton, their later home.


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Titles At Your Library

Ruth; a poem for the times
ISBN: 1175979201

Nabu Press. 2010

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Prophet of Palmyra
ISBN: 143575123X

Unknown. 2008

Mormonism reviewed and examined in the life, character, and career of its founder : from "Cumorah Hill" to Carthage Jail and the desert : together with a complete history of the Mormon era in Illinois : and an exhaustive investigation of the "Spalding Manuscript" theory of the origin of the Book of Mormon.

History of Hancock County, Illinois: Together with an outline history of the State, and a digest of State laws
ISBN: B0006S8DT6

Higginson Book Company. 2003