John Green

3 November 1757–21 November 1826 (Age 69)
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John

When John Green was born on 3 November 1757, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, Jeremiah Green Sr, was 47 and his mother, Johanna Hunt, was 45. He married Hannah Hunt on 16 January 1779, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 21 November 1826, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Watauga, North Carolina, United States.

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John Green
Hannah Hunt
Marriage: 16 January 1779
Peggy Green
Richard Green
Daniel Green
Susannah Green
Margaret Peggy Greene
Mary Ann Green

Spouse and Children

16 January 1779
Rowan, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 18

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.

Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 19

North Carolina is the 12th state.

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 Green, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • John Green, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • John Green, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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