Edward Pearsall Gregg, lawyer and soldier, son of Nathan and Sarah Pearsall (Camp) Gregg, was born at Courtland, Alabama, on November 27, 1833. He received a general education at LaGrange College, Alabama, and moved to Houston County, Texas, with his parents in 1852. He read law in the office of his brother John Gregg and was admitted to the bar in 1854. In that year he moved with John to Fairfield, Texas, to practice law. In 1858 he moved to McKinney, where he was living at the outbreak of the Civil War. He entered Confederate service in March 1862 as lieutenant colonel of the Sixteenth Texas Cavalry under Col. William F. Fitzhugh. This regiment served in the Trans-Mississippi Department as an element of Walker's Texas Division. Gregg suffered two wounds during his service and was colonel and commander of the Sixteenth Texas Cavalry at the end of the war. After the war he settled at Marshall, Texas. In 1867 he married Lucie Goree of Alabama, then in 1871 moved to Sherman, Texas, where he was a leading member of the Grayson County Bar Association until his death, on March 13, 1894.
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