Caleb Pinkney, Jr. & Mollie Othello (Williams) Green Family
of Emmett, Navarro County, Texas


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Left to Right: Martha Jane Williams, Henry Thomas Williams (Mollie's parents)
C. P. Green, son Charles P., wife Mollie Othella,
Daughters Sue and Clara, and son Tom.
Photo taken at Emmett, Navarro Co., TX some time before 1916

 

 

Caleb Pinkney Green Sr. was born near Greenville South Carolina, in 1817.  He married Nancy Bryant, Georgia, and settled in Deklab County, Alabama.  In the early 1850's the Green family moved to Walker County Alabama, became successful farmers, owning 1200 acres of farmland, and owning and operating a distillery.  The Civil War brought an end to their tranquil existence in Alabama and set brother against brother, as two of his sons fought for the South and one for the North.

The family came to Navarro County, Texas in 1868 and settled in or near the Raleigh Community at the west end of Navarro County.  Caleb Pinkney stayed in Navarro County only a short while, moving south to the Hempstead area for a short time.  He died in 1872.  He was a member of the Masons and the Odd Fellows.  One of his sons, Caleb, Jr. remained in Navarro County.   Caleb Jr. was born in Walker County, AL on June 22, 1862.  He married Molly Othella Williams, Daughter of Henry Thomas and Martha Jane (Thomas / Lindsey) Williams, who was only 12 at the time.  They settled in the Emmett Community and purchased a farm which is now located on Farm Road 744, one mile east of Emmett.  Caleb Jr. farmed and owned a grocery store in Emmett.  In 1913 the Green family was building a new home on the Green farmland.  Caleb Pinkney, Jr. got a bad case of the hiccups and died, never living to see the new home completed.  Molly lived with her son Charlie and wife Ila until she died in 1943.  C. P. and Mollie are buried in the Prairie Grove Cemetery in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX as are her parents, Henry and Martha Williams, two brothers and many of her descendents.  Many of her children and descendents are also buried at the Frost Cemetery.

(See Navarro County History; Volume II, pg. 451 for the complete family history as submitted by Charles Paul Green)

 

Tin Type Photo of Caleb and Mollie.  
She was about 14 yrs old when they married

 

Family Outline

1) Caleb Pinkney "Cale" Green, Jr. b: 22 June 1862 in Tawakoni, Walker Co., AL d: 30 May 1913 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX Burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX .
+Mollie Othella Williams b: 5 Jan 1867 in Monticello, Drew Co., AR d: 30 Dec 1943 in Frost, Navarro Co. TX m: Jan 1881 in Tehuacana, Limestone Co., TX Burial: 1 Jan 1944 Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX (Obituary)

2) George Issac "Ike" Green b: 29 May 1881 in Raleigh, Navarro Co., TX d: 5 Jun 1951 in P&S Hospital, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX Burial: 5 Jun 1951 Brushie Prairie Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX  (Obituary)
+Ruth Searcy Slater b: 19 Feb 1878 in TX d: 17 Apr 1947 in Navarro Co., TX m: 1910 in [no children] Burial: Brushie Prairie Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX
(Obituary)

2) Martha Adalaide Green b: 6 Mar 1884 in Raleigh, Navarro Co., TX d: 10 Mar 1976 in Navarro County Memorial Hospital, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX Burial: March 1976 Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX ( Obituary )
+Van Buren Young b: 11 Aug 1873 in Brushie Prairie, Navarro Co., TX d: 15 May 1952 in Frost, Navarro Co., TX m: 19 June 1901 in Navarro Co., TX Burial: May 1952 Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX

2) Benjamin William "Ben" Green b: 1 Apr 1886 in Raleigh, Navarro Co., TX d: 15 Jan 1954 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX Burial: 16 Jan 1915 Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX (Biography & Obituary)
+Alice Elizabeth Pevehouse b: 10 Aug 1886 in Raleigh, Navarro Co., TX d: 31 Jan 1972 in Frost, Navarro Co., TX m: 15 Dec 1908 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX (by Rev. J. A. Watts Purdon, TX) Burial: Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX (Obituary)

2) Mary Annie Green b: 19 Mar 1888 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX d: 3 May 1971 in Amarillo, Potter Co., TX Burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX (Obituary)
+Emory Crawford Holloway b: 26 Mar 1881 in GA d: 22 July 1948 in Navarro Co., TX m: 12 Dec 1917 in Navarro Co., TX (H. E. Traylor, County Jude N.C.) Burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX  (Obituary)

2) Henry Thomas "Tom" Green b: 1 Jan 1890 in Raleigh, Navarro Co., TX d: 7 Sep 1968 in Tarrant Co., TX Burial: Sep 1968 Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX (Obituary)
+Lucinda Scott Pevehouse b: 14 Nov 1882 d: 18 Sep 1939 in Navarro Co., TX Burial: Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX
*2nd Wife of Henry Thomas "Tom" Green:
+Agnes Pevehouse b: 25 Mar 1895 d: 2 Jan 1933 in Navarro Co., TX m: 1912 Burial: Jan 1933 Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX (Obituary)

2) Sam Houston Green b: 8 Jan 1893 in Raleigh, Navarro Co., TX d: 5 Nov 1974 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX Burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX (Biography / Obituary)
+Stella Lavoy Christian b: 10 Feb 1898 in TX d: 13 Feb 1977 in Navarro Co., TX (Evergreen Nursing Home) Burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX

2) Claisa Othella "Clara" Green b: 6 May 1895 in Raleigh, Navarro Co., TX d: 17 Jan 1975 in Overton, Rusk Co., TX Burial: Dresden Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX; Death Certificate; Obituary
*1st Husband of Claisa Othella "Clara" Green:
+UNKNOWN Stewart
*2nd Husband of Claisa Othella "Clara" Green:
+James Deward Toten, Sr. b: 2 Dec 1888 d: 20 Jan 1959 in Memorial Hospital, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX m: 12 Sep 1941 in Navarro Co., TX Burial: Dresden Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX;
Death Certificate
*3rd Husband of Claisa Othella "Clara" Green:
+Albert Virgil Wright b: 26 September 1894 m: 27 Jan 1962 d. 18 Aug 1981 in Rusk Co. TX

2) Joseph Martin Green b: 6 Aug 1897 in Raleigh, Navarro Co., TX d: 3 Jan 1975 in Frost, Navarro Co., TX Burial: Frost Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX (Obituary)
+Rue Bradford b: 22 Oct 1896 in TX d: 13 Jul 1985 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX m: September 1917 Burial: Frost Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX (Obituary)

2) Alice Modena Green b: 26 Sep 1899 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX d: 7 Jan 1991 in Navarro Regional Hospital, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX Burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX (Obituary)
+Bill Strickland d: in Deceased *2nd Husband of Alice Modena Green:
+Clem Gilbert d: in Deceased *3rd Husband of Alice Modena Green:
+Graydon Adkins b: 26 Jan 1896 in AL d: 29 May 1926 in probably in Navarro Co., TX m: 1916 (Obituary) Burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX

2) Blanch Green b: 3 Aug 1902 in Navarro Co., TX d: 8 Nov 1904 in Navarro Co., TX Burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX

2) Charles Pickney Green III b: 5 Mar 1906 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX d: 7 Dec 1947 in Navarro Co., TX Burial: 9 Dec 1947 Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX (Obituary)
+Martha Ila Herd b: in Irene, Hill Co., TX m: 19 December 1925 in Navarro Co., TX

2) Sue Dell Green b: 21 Sep 1908 in Navarro Co., TX d: 24 Apr 1990 in Mel-Haven Convalescent Home, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX Burial: Apr 1990 Resthaven Cemetery. Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX (Obituary)
+George William Webb b: 21 Sep 1909 in of Greenville, Hunt Co., TX d: 16 Jun 1973 in Memorial Hospital, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX m: 30 Apr 1932 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX Burial: Jun 1973 Resthaven Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX (Obituary)

 

 
Markers for Caleb and Mollie Green
Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro County, Texas

 

OBITUARY

MRS. MOLLIE GREEN BURIED AT EMMETT CEMETERY SATURDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie O. Green, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. C. Holloway here Thursday night, were held from the Emmett Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial was in the Emmett cemetery. Rev. D. P. Cagle conducted the rites.
Surviving are six sons, five daughters, 37 grandchildren and other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Corsicana Daily Sun; Saturday, Jan 1, 1944

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MEMORIAL FROM THE PRAIRIE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH RECORDS

Mollie Othella Green

Sister Mollie Ottella Green was born January 5, 1869. She was married to Kale Green September 27, 1879. He preceded her in death many years ago. To this union were born twelve children eleven of whom are living, Ben, Ike, and Mrs. Martha Young all of Frost, Sam and Charles of Emmett, Tom of Redbud, Mrs. Sudell Webb of Corsicana, Mrs. Anna Hollaway Corsicana, Mrs. Alice Strickland, Dallas and Mrs. Clara Toten, Dawson.

Sister Green professed faith in Christ at an early age probably about fourteen years of age and united with the Missionary Baptist Church. Sister Green departed this life December 30,1943. She was laid to rest January 1, in the Emmett Cemetery.

She had a wonderful faith in God and said in her affliction that Jesus was coming to take her home. She loved her church, home and children. Her great desire that all her children meet her in Heaven.

Great are the memories of a good Christian woman like Sister Green who has gone to be with our Savior to await the morning of the Resurrection. We recommend a copy be spread on church records, a copy be sent to the family and a copy be sent to the Baptist Progress.

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MRS. MOLLIE GREEN DIED LAST NIGHT; RITES ON SATURDAY Mr. Mollie O. Green died Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. C. Holloway on West Sixth avenue. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 from the Emmett Baptist church with Rev. D. P. Cagle conducting the rites. Burial will be in the Emmett cemetery. Surviving are six sons, I. G. Green, Frost; B. W. Green, Frost; H. T. Green, Richland; Sam Green, Frost; Jess Green, Frost; Charles Green, Frost; five daughters, Mrs. B. V. Young, Frost; Mrs. E. C. Holloway, Corsicana, Mrs. J. D. Toten, Dawson; Mrs. Clem Gilbert, Dallas, Mrs. G. W. Webb, Corsicana, 27 grandchildren and other relatives. Corley’s Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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Census Information
1880	Navarro Co. TX	ED 135 SD 3, pg 8 - 432d.tif
1900	Navarro Co. TX 	ED 106 Sheet 24B  (lists Caleb's DOB as Jan 1863) 
1910	Navarro Co. TX 	ED 95	Sheet 2
1920	Navarro Co. TX	ED 162	Sheet 10A Ln 2  just Mollie & Children
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