When Nathaniel Hunt Greer Sr. was born on 26 October 1802, in Hillsboro, Jasper, Georgia, United States, his father, John David Greer, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Sally Hunt, was 37. He married Nancy Ann Terry Roberts in 1821, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 12 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington, Texas, United States in 1850. He died on 24 June 1855, in Nemaha, Kansas, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, United States.
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.
Nathaniel Hunt Greer was born at the turn of the century, on October 26, 1802 in Jasper county, Georgia. He was the tenth child and the last of seven sons born to John Aquilla (or David) Greer and Sar …