Born: 1813-XX-XX South Carolina
Died: 1869-XX-XX Harrisburg, Illinois
Flourished: Hamilton County, Illinois
Hugh Gregg was a farmer and state legislator. Gregg emigrated with his father as a youth to Hamilton County, Illinois. In 1836 and 1837, he acquired 120 acres of public land in southeast Hamilton County near Rectorville. In 1850, Gregg was living and farming in Hamilton County and owned real property valued at $600. In June 1852, Gregg represented his district in the Illinois Senate, filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Jeduthan P. Hardy. In 1854, he purchased 120 acres of public land in Saline County near his land in Hamilton County. Gregg won election, as a Democrat, to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1854, serving in that body from January to February 1855. Gregg was a staunch supporter of Stephen A. Douglas, and he represented Hamilton County at a convention of Douglas supporters held in April 1858. By 1860, Gregg owned real property valued at $3,000 and had a personal estate of $1,200. In 1861, Gregg returned to the Illinois Senate, serving in that body from January 1861 to December 1864. He moved to Williamson County in 1863. Gregg married three times and had thirteen children.
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