John Sims Green

30 November 1794–16 March 1876 (Age 81)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Sims

When John Sims Green was born on 30 November 1794, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Green Jr, was 29 and his mother, Esther "Hester" Craig, was 29. He married Elizabeth Henley on 30 January 1821, in Bedford, Bedford, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cherry Township, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 16 March 1876, in Laporte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Mountain Ash Cemetery, Laporte, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Sims Green
1794–1876
Elizabeth Henley
1804–1872
Marriage: 30 January 1821
Mary Margaret Green
1825–1882
Elizabeth Greene
1844–
Elizabeth Egbert Green
1826–1900
Edmund Craig Green
1828–1895
Walter Kerr Green
1830–1911
Virginia C. Greene
1832–1918
John Henley Green
1835–1899
William Henry D. Green
1837–1876
Esther Maria Green
1840–1875
Nancy Anna Greene
1842–

Spouse and Children

    Male1794–1876Male

    Elizabeth Henley

    Female1804–1872Female

MARRIAGE
30 January 1821
Bedford, Bedford, Tennessee, United States
children

(10)

    Female1825–1882Female

    Elizabeth Egbert Green

    Female1826–1900Female

    Edmund Craig Green

    Male1828–1895Male

    Walter Kerr Green

    Male1830–1911Male

    Virginia C. Greene

    Female1832–1918Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 18

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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 S Greene, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John L. Green in entry for Edmund Green and Ann Heisz, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • John S Green, "United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910"

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