Thomas Gregg

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General Information

Name: Thomas Gregg

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Poetry

Born: 1808 in Belmont, Ohio

Deceased: 1892 in Hamilton, Illinois

Illinois Connection

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.

Published Works

  • Ruth, Nabu Press, 2010 (Original pulication 1864)
  • The Prophet of Palmyra, Unknown Binding, 2010 (Original Publication 1890)
  • History of Hancock County, Illinois: Together with an outline history of the State, and a digest of State laws, Higginson Book Company, 2003 (Original Publication 1880)

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Prophet of Palmyra

ISBN: 143575123X
Release Date: 2008-03-30

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