William Reddick "Bill" Greer

18 November 1828–6 February 1900 (Age 71)
Troup, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of William Reddick "Bill"

When William Reddick "Bill" Greer was born on 18 November 1828, in Troup, Georgia, United States, his father, Nathaniel Hunt Greer Sr., was 26 and his mother, Nancy Ann Terry Roberts, was 23. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Milam, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 6 February 1900, in Bosque, Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Kopperl Cemetery, Morgan, Bosque, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Hunt Greer Sr.
Nancy Ann Terry Roberts
Gilbert Dunlap Greer
Willmirth Matilda "Margaret" Greer
Thomas Lacy Greer
William Reddick "Bill" Greer
Stephen Decatur Greer
Christopher Columbus Greer
Americus Vespucius Greer
Dixon Hamlin Greer
Sarah Hunt Greer
Nathaniel Hunt Greer Jr.
Ira Abner Greer
Parley Wiley Greer
John Irvine Greer
Matthew Simeon Greer

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 2
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia
Age 4
In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
Age 33
Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

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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Story Highlight

From "The Greer (Grier) Frontiersmen and Related Families" Volume 1, page 329

As far as is known, William never married. He took part in the family migration to Utah in 1855, and although he definitely returned to Texas, it is uncertain whether he did so in 1856 with most of h …

Sources (9)

  • Wm Greer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm Greer in the 1860 United States Federal Census
  • William Reddick Greer, "Find A Grave Index"

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