This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.
This column's focus is on GREEN. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).
Two books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Green family. They are: Walter Braun's The John Harris Family Connection and Williks Eisenhart's The Abbott-Adlum-Green Families.
There are 45 different first-name entries for Green in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).
And, now, your ancestors' GREEN neighbors in 1890:
In BELLEFONTE Borough:
Charles, 60, laborer--9 St. Paul Maria Calvin 33 Leander 27 Evena Jessie S. Elsie M. F. Peeples, 56, carpenter--88 S. Water Levina E. Ida M. Annie R. F. Potts, 56, druggist--3 E. Linn Sarah C. Catherine M. James H. 30 Emma Mary Polly--N. Allegheny William, 70, baggage porter at Brockeroff House Mary William 19 Theodore 17 Meiley Robert 9 Sallie Jennie Roxie Lausetta William E., 24, laborer--Decatur Alley
In HAINES Township:Samuel, 65, laborer--Aaronsburg Annie C.
In MILESBURG Borough:Alfred, 63, retired Josephine T. Kate Forest T. 28 Joseph 11 mos. Joseph A., 51, retired Joseph M., 61, justice of the Peace Tobias, 51, stonemason Rebecca C. William O. 21 Mary M Bernard A. 13 John P. 10 Rhoda J.
In PATTON Township:G. D., 56, retired--Fillmore Mary M. Elizabeth D. Rachael D. George D. 16 Ellen M. Alice L.
In PHILIPSBURG Borough:William, 26, laborer--Spruce St.
In UNION Township:John M., laborer--Fleming Hannah A. Calvin W. 10