“Rev. Samuel H. Gregory was born in Noble Township, April 11, 1836, within two miles of where he now lives. His parents, Joel and Nancy (Springer) Gregory, were natives of Kentucky. He was reared on a farm and had a common school education. When nineteen years old he began life for himself, farming on rented land. He was married July 18, 1856, to Miss Elizabeth R. Hinkle, of Noble Twp.; she was a daughter of Lewis and Saloma (Reed) Hinkle, who were of German parentage. Mr. Gregory followed farming until 1871, when he commenced burning lime. Being successful in this, he has continued the business to the present time. He was called to the pulpit by Bishop Keenan, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in 1876, and has been actively engaged in ministerial work ever since. He is the father of seven children: Wilbur, Sarah, McClellan, Carrie, Joe, Effie, Chester. His wife died August 18, 1887, after a long illness. Mr. Gregory is a man highly esteemed, of fine qualities and noble character, and is an enthusiastic christian."
History of Shelby County, Indiana, "Noble Sketches", pp. 728 of Brant & Fuller, 1887
Submitted by Don T. Mitchell