Malinda Ellen Green

1854–21 September 1878 (Age 24)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Malinda Ellen

When Malinda Ellen Green was born in 1854, in Ohio, United States, her father, James W. Green, was 44 and her mother, Maria Ayers, was 27. She married James Kilby Polk Adams in 1871, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Brown Township, Knox, Ohio, United States in 1860. She died on 21 September 1878, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Kilby Polk Adams
Malinda Ellen Green
Marriage: 1871
Edward Kirke Adams
Amy C. Adams
Harry C Adams
Gertrude A Adams

Spouse and Children

Kanawha, West Virginia, United States



    Amy C. Adams


    Harry C Adams


    Gertrude A Adams


Parents and Siblings



    Susanna E Green


    Nancy I. Green


    Nancy J Green



    Franklin N B Green


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World Events (7)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 6

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 9

West Virginia was given statehood status with the "agreement" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate.

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)

  • Malinda C Green in household of James Green, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sallie Adams in entry for Ed S Adams and Sallie Vann, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Malinda Adams in entry for Amy C Adams, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"

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