Published by Pierre Menard Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Petersburg,, Illinois
Imogene Weaver Vogt, Chapter Regent
610 No. 9th
Lois D. Forden
Historian and Librarian
415 S. 9th
Petersburg, Il 62675
Transcribed by: Jeanie Lowe.
Born: 1755-1760 in North Carolina, Son of William and Nancy (Justice) Greene.
Died: July 25, 1834 in Sangamon (now Menard) County, Illinois.
Buried: In Menard County, Illinois on a farm in Clary's Grove, grave unmarked.
Married: Lucy Jones, March 1784 in Rutherford Co., N.C. She was born in Rutherford Co., N.C. She died Spet.28, 1834 in Sangamon (now Menard) County, Illinois.
George Greene enlisted in Captain Robert Porter's Tyron County, North Carolina Militia. Oct. 21 to Dec 30, 1777, in Revolutionary War. The original marriage bond is still in existence in Rutherford Co., N.C. He was returned in the first Federal Census, in 1790, as the head of a family residing in Rutherford Co., N.C. He afterward lived at or near Bowling Green, Ky., and in Knox Co. , Tenn. On March 13, 1797, he made a deed to land in N.C., describing himself as a resident of Knox Co., Tenn., in which he conveyed to one James Taber, land on the North Fork of White Oak Creek, then in Rutherford Co., N.C., but which is now in Polk Co. about 12 miles southwest of Rutherfordton near a town called Mill Spring.
He came to Edwardsville, Ill as early as 1809. His sister, Mary and husband having preceded him in 1804. He was in Sangamon (now Menard) Co. before Nov. 1821, for then his nephew, William Griggs Greene and his family and mother arrived from Obey's Creek, Overton Co., Tenn. At the home of George Greene, Nov. 9, 1821.
Children of George and Lucy Greene
John: born 1787, died February 3, 1843; married Nancy Mains, December 19, 1816 in Madison Co., Ill.
William died August 20, 1828; married Matilda Greene, February 1, 1818 in Bond Co., Ill.
Royal Porter: died 1835; married Frances McHenry
Aaaron: born about 1799-1800; married Nancy Harmon
Elias; Died Sept 1, 1834; never married
Keziah (Kittie): born in 1781; died September 30, 1834; married Cyrus Kirby in 1808
Hannah; married Wm. Ferguson, Nov. 25, 1813
Mary (Polly): born in Kentucky 1794-95, died May 9, 1871; married Thomas Watkins, July 2, 1813.
Susan; born about 1804; married Isaac Teeter, October 13, 1822.
Nancy; born about August 20, 1806 in Kentucky; married Joseph Watkins, about 1820.
Matilda Greene a daughter of James Green and Sarah Hix, brother of George and Jarvis Greene, all Revolutionary Soldiers.
References: Adjutant General's Office War Dept. Washington, D.D., Past & Present o Menard Co. by Rev. R.D. Miller pages 40-2-3. Journal of the Ill. State Historical Society, Vol. 1&2, DAR Patriot Index. NSDAR Report, SAR No. 31021, SAR No. 33991, National DAR No. 189028 add 152, No. 16958 and 130, No. 151186, No. 460904, No. 332968 and No. 195850. Map Atlas of Menard Co. Published in 1874, pages 18-27-30 & 31. Greene Family Historical Collections, by Edward Ewing Adams of the Ill. Bar, Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield, IL.
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