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Key:1.“+” preceding a child’s name indicates the child has their own paragraph in the next generation.
 2.“born xxxx” indicates the child is under 18 years of age and the birth date is known but withheld.
This family history features Nellie Birrell Patterson and 34 of her descendants down to the fourth generation.


First Generation
1. Nellie Birrell Patterson,1 born 16 March 1868 in Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland, the daughter of George Patterson and Euphemia Philp;1, 2, 3, 4 died 8 September 1950 in West Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.5 Nellie married, 25 April 1890 in Scotch Presbyterian Church, New York, New York, David McGregor6, 7, 8 (born 7 September 1864 in Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland, the son of William McGregor and Margaret Brown;2 David died 12 February 1944 in West Orange, Essex County, New Jersey). Nellie and David are buried in Fairmount Cemetery Mausoleum, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.

See separate biography: David McGregor


 2i. Euphemia ‘Effie’ McGregor, born 8 January 1891 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey;7, 9, 10 died 21 January 1898.9 Effie is said to have died from a childhood disease, possibly diphtheria.
+3ii. Margaret Brown ‘Reta’ McGregor, born 16 February 1893 in Roseville, Newark, New Jersey; died ca. May 1975 in Toms River, New Jersey. Married John Preston Mailler.
+4iii. Ida Jane McGregor, born 23 August 1895 in New Jersey; died November 1983 in Birmingham, Alabama. Married Wilson Roby.
+5iv. William Passmore McGregor, born 18 July 1897 in New Jersey; died 20 December 1976. Married (1) Josephine Caroline Voelker Married (2) Alice E. Hodgeboom Married (3) Leonette Sophia Scales.
+6v. Grace McGregor, born 8 April 1902; died 10 March 1972. Married (1) Edward DeLancey Honour Married (2) William Smith ‘Bill’ Kiloh.

  1. Daily Manna for Christian Pilgrims, datebook owned by Nellie (Patterson) McGregor (see Sources); Entry for 16 March: Nellie Patterson
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New Jersey, Essex County, Orange, Enumeration District 299, Sheet No. 7B, family of David McGregor (54, New Jersey [sic, Scotland], finisher, hat works); wife Nellie McGregor (51, New Jersey [sic, Scotland]); daughter Jennie McGregor (24, New Jersey, clerical, office); son William McGregor (22, New Jersey, clerical, office). They are living next door to their daughter Margaret and her husband and family.
  3. Scotland Census, 1881, Fife, Dunfermline, family of George and Euphemia P. Paterson.
  4. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Scotland, Fife, Dunfermline, birth of Nellie Birrell Paterson 16 March 1868. Father: George Paterson. Mother: Euphemia Philp.
  5. Obituary, Newark Evening News, Newark, New Jersey, Nellie McGregor, 8 September 1950.
  6. Marriage Certificate, New York, New York, David McGregor and Nellie B. Patterson, 25 April 1890. Original in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  7. New Jersey State Census, 1895, Essex County, Newark, 6th District, 13th Ward, Page No. 50: McGregor family including David, Nellie, Euphemia, and Margaret; Paterson family including George, Euphemia, and John.
  8. Wedding Announcement, The Dunfermline Press, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, David McGregor and Nellie B. Patterson, 10 May 1890.
  9. Daily Manna for Christian Pilgrims, datebook owned by Nellie (Patterson) McGregor (see Sources); Entry for 8 January: Effie McGregor died Jan 21, 1898
  10. International Genealogical Index (IGI), New Jersey, Essex County, Newark, birth of Euphemia P. McGregor 8 Jan 1891. Father: David McGregor. Mother: Nellie Birrell.
Second Generation
3. Margaret Brown ‘Reta’ McGregor2 (Nellie1), born 16 February 1893 in Roseville, Newark, New Jersey;1, 2, 3 died ca. May 1975 in Toms River, New Jersey.1 Reta married, ca. 1915, John Preston Mailler (born 25 September 1890 in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, the son of William Henry Mailler and Sophia Jane Preston;2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 John died ca. September 1960).

Preston worked for New Jersey Central Power and Light as an engineer.


+7i. Helen Jane Mailler, born 9 March 1916 in New Jersey; died 6 May 1996 in Gainesville, Georgia. Partnered with (1) (unidentified) Married (2) Robert Harris MacPherson Married (3) Theodore Dwight ‘Ted’ Hoffman.
+8ii. John Preston ‘Jack’ Mailler, Jr., born 5 June 1918 in Madison, Morris County, New Jersey; died 27 June 1994 in Escondido, California. Married Mary DeGroff.
+9iii. William David Mailler, born 30 July 1920 in New Jersey; died 29 June 1981 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Married (1) June Kathryn Dobbs Married (2) Marie T. Paroline.

4. Ida Jane McGregor2 (Nellie1), born 23 August 1895 in New Jersey;8, 9 died November 1983 in Birmingham, Alabama.8 Ida married, 28 January 1925, Wilson Roby (born 14 December 1887 in Opelika, Lee County, Alabama, the son of James Wilson Roby and Anna Kathleen ‘Katie’ McNamee;2, 10, 11 Wilson died 2 December 1961 in Birmingham, Alabama12, 13).

+10i. Wilson Roby, Jr., born 4 January 1926 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina; died 24 September 1984 in Cumberland County, North Carolina. Married Billie Jean Lester.
+11ii. David McGregor Roby, born 17 October 1927; died 16 April 2005 in Flowery Branch, Georgia. Married (1) Mary Jane Crossland Married (2) Virginia ‘Ginny’ Worden.

5. William Passmore McGregor2 (Nellie1), born 18 July 1897 in New Jersey;9, 14 died 20 December 1976. William married, first, 20 November 1921, Josephine Caroline Voelker (born 24 July 1904 in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey, the daughter of Joseph George Voelker and Margaret Percy;15, 16, 17, 18, 19 Josephine died 18 August 1923 in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey; she died of typhoid fever20). William married, second, ca. 1924, Alice E. Hodgeboom25 (born 6 July 1906 in Harrison, New Jersey, the daughter of Harry C. Hodgeboom and Wilhelmina ‘Minnie’ Steinheart;21, 22, 23 Alice died 16 January 1974 in Kearny, New Jersey22, 24). Their marriage ended in divorce ca. 1930. William married, third, 6 May 1934 in Elkton, Maryland, Leonette Sophia Scales (born 23 May 1897 in Kearny, New Jersey, the daughter of Joseph H. Scales and Leonette Nichols;14, 26, 27, 28, 29 Leonette died 23 May 1992 in Dover Township, Ocean County, New Jersey; she died on her 94th birthday27). Alice is buried in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny, Hudson County, New Jersey.24

Bill’s middle name was in honor of a Mr. Passmore who worked with, and was well liked by, his father David McGregor. Bill enrolled in the U.S. Navy on 19 May 1917 at New York, N.Y. His enrollment records indicate ‘height 5 feet 8 1/2 inches, weight 137 pounds, eyes brown, hair brown, complexion ruddy,’ and lists several personal characteristics and marks. He was discharged as a Seaman (provisional) when his four year enrollment expired, having served honorably with active duty from 20 September 1917 to 14 December 1918, i.e., during World War I. The nature of his active service is not known, although his enrollment card indicates a ‘sea’ qualification. He was awarded the Victory Button and Victory Medal without clasp. Bill lived much of his life in Highland Park, West Orange and Bloomfield, New Jersey, although after his first wife died he was out of touch with his family for over ten years (leaving his first daughter to be raised by his parents). Bill was an automobile salesman during his working life. When Bill finally retired in 1962, he and his third wife Leonette (nee Scales) were among the first two couples to move into Cedar Glen Homes, the first senior citizen development in Ocean County, New Jersey. He served as vice chairman of the Manchester Township, New Jersey, Planning Board for many years. He was also a member of the Manchester Township Republican Club and a member of Corinthian Union Lodge No. 11, Free and Accepted Masons, following in his father’s Masonic footsteps.

Josephine was said to be happy-go-lucky, and well-liked by her siblings. She attended but never graduated from Bloomfield High School, New Jersey.

Alice was a secretary to the vice president of the Mohawk Savings and Loan Co. in Newark, New Jersey, for eight years until her retirement in 1973. Previously she was a secretary for the Kearny Federal Savings & Loan Co. She lived in Kearny for 45 years, the last several at the home of her daughter Ruth.21, 30

Leonette claimed she weighed only 2 1/2 pounds at birth although this is doubtful given the state of medical procedures at that time. She worked for Westinghouse Corporation for most of her adult life until her retirement in 1962. Leonette was an astute investor in blue chip stocks, and Bill and Leonette were able to maintain a comfortable lifestyle in retirement primarily due to her investments. They enjoyed traveling, especially to New England.


+12i. Doris Margaret McGregor, born 21 May 1922 in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey; died 15 May 2012 in Manahawkin, Ocean County, New Jersey. Married Robert Bush Gazlay.
+13i. Ruth Birrill McGregor, born ca. November 1926. Married Verlon E. Hamilton.

6. Grace McGregor2 (Nellie1), born 8 April 1902; died 10 March 1972. Grace married, first, 4 June 1918, Edward DeLancey Honour32 (born 20 August 1895 in Greenville, South Carolina, the son of John Henry Honour III and Marcia K. Whitaker;31, 32 Edward died 18 January 1983 in Elizabeth, New Jersey31, 32). Their marriage ended in divorce before 1921.32 Grace married, second, ca. 1929, William Smith ‘Bill’ Kiloh34 (born 8 June 1897, the son of George Kiloh and Helen Christie;33 Bill died 24 August 1974 in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey33). Grace is buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.35 Edward is buried in Cloverleaf Cemetery, Woodbridge, Union County, New Jersey.32 Bill is buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.35

Edward worked in several jobs before serving for six months in the US Army during WWI. Afterward, he worked and lived in various states until he settled in New Jersey, finding employment as a state corrections officer, retiring in 1961. He was a Mason and a member of various organizations. He compiled two editions of The Honour Family History in 1970 and 1980.32


  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Margaret Mailler, no. 151-36-9021
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New Jersey, Essex County, Orange, Enumeration District 299, Sheet No. 7B, family of John Mailler (28, New Jersey, machinist, Edison); wife Margaret Mailler (26, New Jersey); daughter Helen Mailler (3, New Jersey); son Jack Mailer (1, New Jersey); border Wilson Roby (30, New Jersey, clerk, grocery store). They are living next door to Margaret’s parents.
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New Jersey, Morris County, Borough of Madison, Enumeration District 14-30, Sheet No. 5B, family of John P. Mailler (39, New York, engineer, public utility, first married age 23); wife Margaret B. Mailler (34, New Jersey, first married age 19); daughter Helen J. Mailler (14, New Jersey); son John P. Mailler Jr. (11, New Jersey); son William D. Mailler (9, New Jersey).
  4. Draft Registration Card, World War I, John Preston Mailler, Serial No. 20, born 25 September 1890 in Cornwall, N.Y. Living in Brooklyn, NY, with wife and child.
  5. Draft Registration Card, World War II, John Preston Mailler, Serial No. U364; born 25 September 1890 in Cornwall-on-Hudson, Orange County, N.Y.; lives in Madison, Morris [County], New Jersey; employed by Northeastern Water and Electric Service Co., New York, N.Y.; Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. J. P. Mailler.
  6. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New York, Orange County, Enumeration District 4, Sheet 11
  7. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, New York, Orange County, Cornwall Town, Enumeration District 8, Sheet No. 1A, family of W. Henry Mailler (49, New York, butcher, own shop); wife of 22 years Sophia Mailler (45, New York, 3 children, 3 living); son J. Preston Mailler (19, New York); son Harold W. Mailler (17, New York); son Lee B. Mailler (12, New York).
  8. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Ida Roby, no. 418-86-7722
  9. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New Jersey, Essex County, Orange, Enumeration District 299, Sheet No. 7B, family of David McGregor (54, New Jersey [sic, Scotland], finisher, hat works); wife Nellie McGregor (51, New Jersey [sic, Scotland]); daughter Jennie McGregor (24, New Jersey, clerical, office); son William McGregor (22, New Jersey, clerical, office). They are living next door to their daughter Margaret and her husband and family.
  10. Draft Registration Card, World War I, Wilson Roby, Card No. 25. This source indicates his birth date as 14 December 1888, whereas the 1900 census indicates his birth as December 1887. The census record is considered more accurate as it is the earlier record and the date was probably reported by his mother.
  11. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Alabama, Lee County, Opelika City, Enumeration District 34, Sheet No. 16.
  12. Email from Ron Roby to Lee Gazlay 8 March 2007
  13. Alabama Statewide Deaths 1908-1974. Available at Family Search (website) Record Search.
  14. U.S. Federal Census, 1940, New Jersey, Essex County, Bloomfield, Enumeration District 7-34, Sheet No. 13B, family of William McGregor (42, New Jersey, salesman, automobile, new cars); wife Leonette McGregor (41, New Jersey, typist, electrical appliance); aunt Estelle Nichols (70, New York, housekeeper, private family); border Kathleen Pierson (45, England, photometer operator, General Electric).
  15. Birth Certificate, New Jersey, Josephine Caroline Voelker. Copy in possession of Robert Lee Gazlay
  16. New Jersey State Census, 1905, Essex County, family of Joseph Volker (37); Margurett Volker (31); Faney T. Volker (12); John J. Volker (8); Margurett E. Volker (2); Josephine C. Volker (1).
  17. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, New Jersey, Essex County, Bloomfield City, Enumeration District 152, Sheet No. 18B, family of Joseph Volker (41, Germany, carpenter, house); wife of 13 years Margaret Volker (35, New Jersey, 5 children, 5 living); daughter Fannie Volker (17, New Jersey); daughter Margaret Volker (7, New Jersey); daughter Josephine Volker (6, New Jersey); son Jack Volker (13, New Jersey); son Percy Volker (2, New Jersey).
  18. New Jersey State Census, 1915, Essex County, Bloomfield Township, family of Margaret Voelker; John Voelker; Marguerite Voelker; Josephine Voelker; Percy Voelker.
  19. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New Jersey, Essex County, Orange, Enumeration District 308, Sheet No. 5A, family of Margaret Brighton (42, New Jersey); daughter Evelyn Brighton (3 6/12, New Jersey); daughter Margaret Voelker (16 11/12, New Jersey, machine worker, magneto plant); daughter Josephine Voelker (15 11/12, New Jersey, machine worker, magneto plant); son Percy Voelker (11, New Jersey).
  20. Death Certificate, New Jersey, Josephine C. McGregor. Copy in possession of Robert Lee Gazlay
  21. Record of visit with Ruth Hamilton by Robert Lee Gazlay and Doris M. (McGregor) Gazlay
  22. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Alice Greenfield, no. 145-14-6520
  23. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, New Jersey, Hudson County, East Newark, Enumeration District 31, Sheet 7B
  24. Obituary, Newark Star Ledger, Newark, New Jersey, Alice Greenfield, 17 January 1974, page 36. Microfilm, Library of Congress, Madison Building, Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room.
  25. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New Jersey, Hudson County, East Newark, Enumeration District 9-238, Sheet 10A, family of Harry Hodgeboom with daughter Alice McGregor and her daughter Ruth.
  26. New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980; Leonette L. Scales: born: 23 May 1897 in Hudson County, New Jersey; father: Jos. Scales, age 35; mother: Leonette Nichols, age 31.
  27. Death Certificate, New Jersey, Leonette McGregor, issued by Township of Dover Department of Health, Ocean County, New Jersey. Certified copy in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  28. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New Jersey, Hudson County, Kearny, Enumeration District 51, Sheet No. 1B, family of Joseph Scales (37, New Jersey, May 1863, sign painter); wife of 11 years Leonette Scales (32, New York, June 1867, 3 children, 3 living); son Watson J. Scales (10, New Jersey, June 1889); son Harry E. Scales (4, New Jersey, Dec 1895); daughter Leonette Scales (2, New Jersey, May 1898); s in law Estella Nichols (29, New York, Oct 1870).
  29. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New Jersey, Essex County, Bloomfield, Enumeration District 7-334, Sheet No. 2B, family of Joseph Scales (64, New Jersey, widow, painter, house); daughter Leonette Scales (31 New Jersey typist, lamp factory); border Estelle Nicolls [sic, Nichols] (60, New York); border Kathleen Pierson (33, England, typist, (?) factory).
  30. Wisconsin Marriages 1836-1930, available at familysearch.org; Groom: William Soaper Gazlay, born in Henderson, Ky; Bride: Virginia Elizabeth Miller, born in Lacrosse, Wis.; Marriage Date/Place: 12 June 1906, Lacrosse, Wis.; Groom’s Father: Addison M. Gazlay; Groom’s Mother: Maria S. Gazlay; Bride’s Father: Hiram Garrett Miller; Bride’s Mother: Virginia Elizabeth Miller.
  31. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Edward Honour, no. 138-30-2009
  32. The Honour Family History, Walter Whitaker Honour, 1990. Copy available at the Library of Congress, CS71.H773 1990.
  33. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). William Kiloh, no. 157-22-0941
  34. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New Jersey, Essex County, West Orange, Enumeration District 7-642, Sheet 11A, family of David and Nellie McGregor with Doris McGregor, William and Grace Kiloh.
  35. Headstone, Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, New Jersey, Kiloh: George Kiloh 1863-1926, his wife Helen Christie 1860-1923; (son) William S. 1897-1974, (his wife) Grace M. 1902-1972
Third and Fourth Generations
7. Helen Jane Mailler3 (Margaret ‘Reta’,2 Nellie1), born 9 March 1916 in New Jersey;1, 2, 3 died 6 May 1996 in Gainesville, Georgia.1 Helen partnered with, first, (unidentified) (born ____, parents not determined). Helen married, second, Robert Harris MacPherson (born 2 October 1912, parents not determined;4, 5, 6, 7 Robert died 5 December 1979 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida4, 6, 7). Their marriage ended in divorce after 1940. Both Robert and Helen appear in a 1940 McGregor family photograph. Helen married, third, ca. 1947, Theodore Dwight ‘Ted’ Hoffman (born 7 August 1915, the son of Grayden D. Hoffman and Helen W. _____;5, 8, 9 Ted died March 1987 in Gainesville, Georgia8). Robert is buried in Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida.4

As a young woman, Helen lived and worked in New York City apparently in a professional art firm. As an adult, Helen was known by her middle name Jane to many people outside the Mailler family. Helen worked in a J.C. Penney’s department store, first in sales and later as a bookkeeper.

Ted served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands for a time. Helen and Ted lived for many years in White Heron Lake, Marshall’s Creek, Pennsylvania, where Ted worked in his father’s store, Hoffman Lumber Company. In the early 1970s they moved to Gainesville, Georgia, where Ted continued employment in a building supplies company.


+14i. David William Mailler, born 13 May 1935. Married Margaret Maud ‘Peggy’ Hobart.
+15i. Judith Ann ‘Judi’ Hoffman, born 20 April 1948; died 29 June 2004 in Gainesville, Georgia. Married (1) Thomas George Transue Partnered with (2) Robert Mitchell O’Shields.
 16ii. Jill Hoffman, born ca. 1950; died ca. 1951.

8. John Preston ‘Jack’ Mailler, Jr.3 (Margaret ‘Reta’,2 Nellie1), born 5 June 1918 in Madison, Morris County, New Jersey;2, 3, 10, 11 died 27 June 1994 in Escondido, California.10, 12 Jack married, 7 June 1941 in Hanover, New Jersey, Mary DeGroff10, 11 (born 4 January 1918, the daughter of Arthur Dashiell DeGroff and Helene Tonkin11).

+17i. Barbara Lee ‘Bobby’ Mailler, born 11 February 1943. Married Nicholas Arnold Knapp.
+18ii. John Preston Mailler III, born 8 August 1944. Married (1) Phyllis M. McCraw Married (2) Donna Jean McMillan.
 19iii. Peter DeGroff Mailler, born 12 March 1947.13

9. William David Mailler3 (Margaret ‘Reta’,2 Nellie1), born 30 July 1920 in New Jersey;3, 14, 15 died 29 June 1981 in Springfield, Massachusetts.14, 15 William married, first, June Kathryn Dobbs (born 12 September 1919 in New York, New York, the daughter of Clarence Wiley Dobbs and Helen K. Morrison16, 17, 18, 19). Their marriage ended in divorce. William married, second, Marie T. Paroline (born 22 April 1937, the daughter of Paul Paroline and Marie Lafrance;20 Marie died 28 April 2009 in Needham, Massachusetts20). William is buried in Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts.21 Marie is buried in Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts.21

William served in the U.S. Army as a TEC5 during World War II.

Marie was one of ten children. She served as a Big Sister for many years.20


+20i. William David ‘Billy’ Mailler, Jr., born 15 December 1947. Married Lee Elyse Phylborn (born Nancy Rebecca Hewey).
 21ii. Patricia Ann ‘Patty’ Mailler, born 7 March 1950.13
+22iii. Susan Diane Mailler, born 25 July 1954 in Massachusetts. Married James Carmalt Adams.
+23iv. Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Mailler, born 21 June 1956. Married Kurt A. Feichtinger.

10. Wilson Roby, Jr.3 (Ida,2 Nellie1), born 4 January 1926 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina;22, 23 died 24 September 1984 in Cumberland County, North Carolina.22, 23 Wilson married, ca. 1948, Billie Jean Lester (born 28 September 1928, the daughter of William Cleveland Lester and Mary Jane Cook;24 Billie died 3 September 2000 in Reno, Nevada24).

+24i. Cheryl Jean Roby, born 10 May 1949 in Birmingham, Alabama. Partnered with (1) (unidentified) Partnered with (2) (unidentified) Married (3) Grover Thomas Fikes III Married (4) Paul Nello Cervelli.
+25ii. Wilson Terrill ‘Terry’ Roby, born 3 February 1951 in Auburn, Lee County, Alabama. Married Tonia Archuletta.
+26iii. Ronald William Roby, born 13 April 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama. Married Dana Marie Durham.
+27iv. Kathy Jane Roby, born 26 November 1958. Married Bernis Adrian Simmons.

11. David McGregor Roby3 (Ida,2 Nellie1), born 17 October 1927;25 died 16 April 2005 in Flowery Branch, Georgia.25 David married, first, 2 August 1953 in Meridian, Mississippi, Mary Jane Crossland (born 12 January 1923 in Miami, Dade County, Florida, parents not determined; Mary died ca. February 1970). David married, second, 10 June 1972 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Virginia ‘Ginny’ Worden (born 12 May 1942 in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Dr. Robert Worden and Virginia Hamilton). Their marriage ended in divorce ca. 1984.

David served 23 years in the U.S. Navy and retired in 1973 as a Chief Warrant Officer (CWO4), aircraft machinery officer. His military service included tours in Japan, Southeast Asia and various ships. He and Ginny and their son lived in Wyoming for several years in the 1970s. David worked part-time for a resort complex and he lived in Gainesville, Georgia, for many years.


+28i. David McGregor Roby, Jr., born 5 June 1973. Married (1) Brandy L. Closs Married (2) Karen Leah (née Hunter) Lay Married (3) Alison Gale (née Sciullo) George.

12. Doris Margaret McGregor3 (William,2 Nellie1), born 21 May 1922 in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey;26 died 15 May 2012 in Manahawkin, Ocean County, New Jersey. Doris married, 6 April 1946 in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, Robert Bush Gazlay (born 14 April 1922 in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey, the son of Leo Cornwall Gazlay and Maude Gertrude Bush;27 Robert died 13 September 2006 in Toms River, New Jersey27). Doris and Robert are buried in Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, Burlington County, New Jersey.

Doris attended Drake secretarial school.


 29i. Edward S. Gazlay, born 22 May 1947 in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey; died 22 May 1947 in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey.28
+30ii. Doris Jo ‘Jodee’ Gazlay, born 30 July 1948 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey; died 7 July 2015 in Manahawkin, Ocean County, New Jersey. Married (1) George William ‘Bill’ Medley (born Gottschling) Married (2) Brian Joseph McWalters.
 31iii. Birrell Lee Gazlay, born 2 May 1951 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey;29 died 7 May 1951.
+32iv. Robert Lee Gazlay, born 21 May 1952 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. Married (1) Charlotte Anne (née Constant) Henderson Married (2) Peggy Jean (née Krupowski) Palmisano.
+33v. Kent William Gazlay, born 15 February 1959 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. Married (1) Adelle Ruth Stagg Married (2) Rosemary ‘Rose’ Pagliaroni Married (3) Nancy Dale Elliott.

13. Ruth Birrill McGregor3 (William,2 Nellie1), born ca. November 1926.30 Ruth married Verlon E. Hamilton (born 20 August 1923 in Arkansas, parents not determined;31 Verlon died 14 September 1990 in Kearny, New Jersey31).

 34i. Robert ‘Bob’ Hamilton.
+35ii. Tara L. Hamilton, born 23 June 1971. Married Mark C. Szwagulinski.

  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Helen M. Hoffman, no. 137-03-6672
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New Jersey, Essex County, Orange, Enumeration District 299, Sheet No. 7B, family of John Mailler (28, New Jersey, machinist, Edison); wife Margaret Mailler (26, New Jersey); daughter Helen Mailler (3, New Jersey); son Jack Mailer (1, New Jersey); border Wilson Roby (30, New Jersey, clerk, grocery store). They are living next door to Margaret’s parents.
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New Jersey, Morris County, Borough of Madison, Enumeration District 14-30, Sheet No. 5B, family of John P. Mailler (39, New York, engineer, public utility, first married age 23); wife Margaret B. Mailler (34, New Jersey, first married age 19); daughter Helen J. Mailler (14, New Jersey); son John P. Mailler Jr. (11, New Jersey); son William D. Mailler (9, New Jersey).
  4. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006; Robert Harris MacPherson, Col., US Army, World War II, Korea, Vietnam; Born: 2 October 1912; Died: 5 December 1979; Service Start Date: 13 May 1951; Cemetery: Section 33, site 231, Barrancas National Cemetery, Naval Air Station, 80 Hovey Road Pensacola, FL 32508.
  5. Daily Manna for Christian Pilgrims, datebook owned by Nellie (Patterson) McGregor (see Sources);
  6. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Robert MacPherson, no. 121-09-3161
  7. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Robert MacPherson, SSN: 121093161, born 2 October 1912, died 5 December 1979.
  8. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Theodore Hoffman, no. 189-09-2198
  9. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Pennsylvania Monroe County, Enumeration District 11, Sheet 25B
  10. Obituary, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, California, John P. Mailler, Jr., 27 June 1994
  11. Genealogy, Rootsweb (website), The Degroff’s and Related Families.
  12. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). John P. Mailler, no. 144-07-3188
  13. This is publicly viewable information found in various public information repositories, people finding websites, and/or social media.
  14. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). William Mailler, no. 140-14-4748
  15. Massachusetts Death Index 1970-2003, available at Ancestry.com. William D. Mailler, died 29 June 1981 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Birth is shown as 30 July 1920 in New Jersey (the birth day differs from that shown in the Social Security Death Index).
  16. Email from Susan Mailler to Lee Gazlay, December 2013, providing information on her Mailler and Dobbs ancestors.
  17. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New York, New York County, New York City, Enumeration District 1509, Sheet No. 28B, family of Clarence W. Dobbs (31, New Jersey, reporter, newspaper); wife Helen Dobbs (33, Canada); daughter June Dobbs (4/12, New York).
  18. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield City, Enumeration District 7-86, Sheet No. 13A, family of Effie M. Vann (47, Canada, trained nurse, private, widow); sister Helen K. Dobbs (45, Canada, nurse graduate, divorced); niece June K. Dobbs (10, New York); nephew Bruce M. Dobbs (7, Canada).
  19. U.S. Federal Census, 1940, Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield City, Enumeration District 22-16, Sheet No. 85A, June K. Dobbs (20, New York, clerical, life insurance, lived in Boonton, Morris County, New Jersey on 1 April 1935).
  20. Obituary, The Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, www.masslive.com, Marie T. Mailler, 7 June 2009.
  21. Find a Grave (website).
  22. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Wilson Roby, no. 421-22-4417
  23. North Carolina Death Collection 1908-2004; Ancestry (website).
  24. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Billie J. Roby, no. 264-32-3907
  25. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). David M. Roby, no. 421-22-4416
  26. Birth Certificate, New Jersey, Doris Margaret McGregor. Copy in possession of Robert Lee Gazlay
  27. Obituary, Asbury Park Press, New Jersey, Robert B. Gazlay, 15 September 2006.
  28. Cemetery Record, No. 36668, Rosedale Cemetery, New Jersey, Edward S. Gazlay (infant), interred on 24 May 1947 in Single Section 8-5-19
  29. Birth Certificate, New Jersey, Birrell Lee Gazlay. Copy in possession of Robert Lee Gazlay.
  30. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New Jersey, Hudson County, East Newark, Enumeration District 9-238, Sheet 10A, family of Harry Hodgeboom with daughter Alice McGregor and her daughter Ruth.
  31. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Verlon Hamilton, no. 432-22-7691