John S Greer

Male23 August 1839–27 August 1909

Brief Life History of John S

John S Greer was born on 23 August 1839, in Kentucky, United States. He married Mahala Holloway in 1864, in Simpson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Simpson, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Madison Township, Cedar, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died on 27 August 1909, in Cedar, Missouri, United States, at the age of 70.

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John S Greer
Mahala Holloway
Marriage: 1864
Mary Elizabeth Greer
John Greer
Elijah Greer
Leon Greer
James A. Greer
Daisy Dean Greer
Charles Greer
Birttie Greer
Earnest Greer
Hattie Greer

Sources (12)

  • John S Greer in household of Solomon Greer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John S Greer in entry for Lon Rickman, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • John Greer, "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1864Simpson, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries 1845: Cedar County created from Howard and Pike counties


    Age 7

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 22

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire): from the medieval Scottish personal name Grier, a vernacular form of Gregor (see Gregory and compare Grierson ). This form of the surname is common in Ireland as well as Scotland.

    History: A Scottish family by the name of Grierson claim descent from Gilbert, a son of Malcolm MacGregor (died 1374), 11th Lord of MacGregor. Gilbert was known as both MacGregor and Gregorson. In 1400 he was granted lands by the Earl of March in the name Grierson. The numerous northern Irish bearers of the name Greer claim descent from this same Gilbert.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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