John Green

16 May 1803–15 August 1869 (Age 66)
Wake, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John

When John Green was born on 16 May 1803, in Wake, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Joel Green, was 26 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Taylor, was 23. He married Alice Lee on 18 January 1827, in Marion, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 15 August 1869, in Copiah, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Copiah, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Green
1803–1869
Alice Lee
1811–1882
Marriage: 18 January 1827
Theophilus Green
1828–
Sarah Green
1830–1882
Stephen Lee Greene
1831–1888
James Green
1832–1865
Mary Ann Green
1836–
Mary Antoinette Green
1837–1917
John Jasper Green
1837–1899
Obedience Green
1839–1914
Alice Emiline Green
1839–1858
Elizabeth Greene
1840–1919
Theophilus Green
1843–1883
Louisa Habtincy Green
1854–1857
Louise Harting Green
1854–1857

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 January 1827
Marion, Mississippi, United States
children

(13)

    Theophilus Green

    Male1828–Male

    Sarah Green

    Female1830–1882Female

    Stephen Lee Greene

    Male1831–1888Male

    James Green

    Male1832–1865Male

    Mary Ann Green

    Female1836–Female

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Joel Green

    Male1777–1852Male

    Mary Elizabeth Taylor

    Female1779–1856Female

siblings

(12)

    Lucinda Turner Green

    Female1798–1872Female

    Hardy Sanders Green

    Male1800–1871Male

    Nancy Green

    Female1802–1899Female

    Male1803–1869Male

    William Furman Green

    Male1804–1880Male

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1804

Age 1

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1804 · Walton War

Age 1

The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 18

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

1 English: one of the most common and widespread of English surnames, either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, Middle English grene (a transferred use of the color term). In North America this name has no doubt assimilated cognates from other European languages, notably German Grün ( see Gruen ).2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of German Grün or Yiddish Grin, Ashkenazic ornamental names meaning ‘green’ or a short form of any of the numerous compounds with this element.3 Irish: translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’. See also Fahey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Greene, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Green, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Green, "Find A Grave Index"

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