DESCENDANTS of JOSEPH GREEN
Research submitted by John Greene
Posted on November 19, 2001 by Myrtle Bridges

Generation No. 1

1.  JOSEPH1 GREEN was born Abt. 1724, and died September 29, 1771 in Buffalo Creek.  He married MARY MCINTIRE, 
daughter of ALEXANDER MCINTIRE and JANET (MCINTIRE).  She was born 1735 in Mecklenburg Co., N.C., and died 
April 16, 18171.

Notes for JOSEPH GREEN:
BIO:From family.  Source unknown. 1st land grant dated 1753.  Listed as married man in Samuel Cobrin's 
militia company in 1747 (1st militia company west of the Catawba River).  May have married Mary McIntire. 
From Douglas Green on Prodigy. Josep h Green was born in either 1714 or 1724 in NC, SC, VA, MD, PA, NJ, 
or England.  Some believe he was from New Jersey and enlisted in the militia in Pennsylvania, probably 
around York or Lancaster.  He may have come to North Carolina during the "Spanish Alarms".  Douglas Green 
stated that he could find no support for that theory.  Joseph was a member of Cobrin's militia, was listed 
as a Captain during the French and Indian War, and during January, 1770 term of court (Tryon County), 
Joseph wa s appointed Captain of the Militia.
   From Douglas Green on America On Line
Possibly born in Tryon Co., NC.  Buried in Green family cemetery near the brick yards at Bostic, NC.  
Father may have been Thomas, but there is no documented evidence.
   From Douglas Green's data disk
Also listed as "Ranger" during French and Indian War.  At one time lived near Crouse, NC in Gaston 
County.  Jan 1770 term of court - Joseph Green appointed Captain of Militia for Tryon County 
(records in office of Secretary of State of North Carol ina).  McEntire book says he was born in 
1714 in Maryland.
	
Children of JOSEPH GREEN and MARY MCINTIRE are:
	i.	JACOB2 GREEN.
	ii.	ANNIE GREEN2.
2.	iii.	MAJ WILLIAM GREEN, b. May 16, 1753, Buffalo Creek, N.C.; d. November 06, 1832, 
Rutherford Co., N.C..
	iv.	ABRAHAM GREEN, b. 17602; d. June 13, 1820.
	v.	ISAAC GREEN, b. 17622.
	vi.	MARY GREEN, b. 1765, York Co., SC (now Cherokee Co.)2.
	vii.	JOSEPH GREEN, b. 1769; d. Aft. 18362.


Generation No. 2

2.  MAJ WILLIAM2 GREEN (JOSEPH1) was born May 16, 1753 in Buffalo Creek, N.C., and died 
November 06, 1832 in Rutherford Co., N.C..  He married (1) DRUCILLA (GREEN).    He married (2) MARY HOOPER.  

Notes for MAJ WILLIAM GREEN:
BIO:From Regina Fought on both sides during the American Revolution.  First white child born in 
what is now Cleveland County, N.C. From Douglas Green on Prodigy Major (Tory) captured at King's Mountain.  
Sentenced to hang, but escaped and joine d Continental Army.  From 1781-1782 served with the Ten Months 
Men under Sumter.  Fought in the Battle of Eutaw Springs.  Settled
in Rutherford County.  Charter member of Sandy Run Baptist Church.  Later founded Concord Baptist 
Church.  Served in the NC House of Commons in 1798. Served 14 terms as NC legistlator 
(Whig) 1800-1824.  DAR Lineage Book Vol. 130 p 235-237 under ap plication #129796, 
Mrs. Tempe Boddie Hill Carraway. Possibly not this William Green, therefore daughter Martha 
in doubt.  DAR birth/death dates don't look right, but information about serving in the NC Senate does agree.

More About MAJ WILLIAM GREEN:
Burial: Green Cemetery, Bostic, NC
Christening: Revolutionary War3
	
Children of MAJ GREEN and DRUCILLA (GREEN) are:
	i.	MARTHA3 GREEN.
3.	ii.	HENRY GREEN, b. 1775, Buffalo Creek, N.C.; d. 1827.
4.	iii.	JAMES L. GREEN, b. 1776; d. Abt. 1844.
	iv.	JOSEPH GREEN, b. July 25, 1779; d. Abt. 1844.
	v.	CHARLOTTE GREEN, b. 1782.
	vi.	VINEY (UNICEY) GREEN, b. 1785.
	vii.	ABNER GREEN, b. 1786.
	viii.	WILLIAM GREEN, b. 1789.
	ix.	ABRAHAM B. GREEN, b. 1794.


Generation No. 3

3.  HENRY3 GREEN (MAJ WILLIAM2, JOSEPH1) was born 1775 in Buffalo Creek, N.C., and died 1827.  
He married NANCY REEVES.  

Notes for HENRY GREEN:
According to an article written for the Boiling Springs Historical Awareness Committee by 
Virginia Green DePriest, Henry Green built the oldest home now standing in Boiling Springs, NC 
in about 1797.  The log home is currently owned by Forrest Ham rick and is on the east side 
of North Main Street.
	
Children of HENRY GREEN and NANCY REEVES are:
5.	i.	MARY4 GREEN.
	ii.	WILLIAM HENRY GREEN.
6.	iii.	JOHN GREEN, b. November 08, 1793; d. July 23, 1875.
7.	iv.	JAMES GREEN, b. December 26, 1802, Rutherford Co., NC; d. March 21, 1890.
8.	v.	ELIAS GREEN, b. April 05, 1807; d. May 28, 1885.
9.	vi.	BENJAMIN GREEN, b. 1809.


4.  JAMES L.3 GREEN (MAJ WILLIAM2, JOSEPH1) was born 1776, and died Abt. 1844.  He married SALLY MOSS ELLIS.  
	
Children of JAMES GREEN and SALLY ELLIS are:
	i.	GILBERT4 GREEN.
	ii.	JAMES LEWIS GREEN.
	iii.	HENRY HOWELL GREEN.
	iv.	WILLIAM WALTON GREEN.
	v.	VERSILLA GREEN.
	vi.	SARAH E. GREEN.
	vii.	CHARLOTTE M. GREEN.
	viii.	MARTIN H. GREEN.
	ix.	URANAH GREEN.
	x.	MARY RINCIE GREEN.
	xi.	ULISA GREEN.
	xii.	LUCINDA GREEN.
	xiii.	SALINA GREEN.


Generation No. 4

5.  MARY4 GREEN (HENRY3, MAJ WILLIAM2, JOSEPH1)  She married MOORE HAMRICK, son 
of DAVID HAMRICK and SARAH MCSWAIN.  
	
Children of MARY GREEN and MOORE HAMRICK are:
	i.	JUDITH5 HAMRICK, m. ELIJAH GREEN.
	ii.	NANCY HAMRICK, m. DAVID HAMRICK GREEN; b. August 29, 1824; d. 1861.


6.  JOHN4 GREEN (HENRY3, MAJ WILLIAM2, JOSEPH1) was born November 08, 17934, and died 
July 23, 1875.  He married JUDITH MOORE MCSWAIN May 10, 1815, daughter of WILLIAM MCSWAIN 
and JUDITH MOORE.  She was born October 31, 17985, and died October 26, 1875.

More About JOHN GREEN:
Burial: Boiling Springs, North Carolina
	
Children of JOHN GREEN and JUDITH MCSWAIN are:
	i.	GEORGE MCSWAIN5 GREEN, b. May 26, 1817; d. June 06, 1889.
	ii.	MARY (POLLY) GREEN, b. November 24, 1818; d. December 31, 1899.
	iii.	NANCY GREEN, b. August 29, 1820; d. November 12, 1858; m. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MCSWAIN.
	iv.	WILLIAM HENRY GREEN, b. June 15, 1822; d. November 15, 19056; m. MATILDA CAROLINE BRIDGES.
	v.	DAVID HAMRICK GREEN, b. August 29, 1824; d. 1861; m. NANCY HAMRICK.
	vi.	HANNAH MCSWAIN GREEN, b. December 10, 1825; d. July 10, 1907.
	vii.	JAMES MCSWAIN GREEN, b. August 18, 1827; d. December 15, 1894.
	viii.	JUDITH MCSWAIN GREEN, b. July 25, 1829; d. March 21, 1918; m. REUBEN HAMRICK GREEN*, 
	January 15, 1846; b. August 25, 1823; d. November 28, 1907.

Notes for JUDITH MCSWAIN GREEN:
Judith McSwain Green and her husband, Reuben Hamrick Green, were first cou- sins.

More About JUDITH MCSWAIN GREEN:
Burial: Old Baptist Cemetery, Boiling Springs, NC

Notes for REUBEN HAMRICK GREEN*:
From Judith McSwain Green's application for a Confederate Pension: Reuben Hamrick Green enlisted 
in the Confederate Army on or about 1 Sept. 1864 He was in Co. H, 28th NC Infantry. (She was 
granted a pension.) From North Carolina Troops, A Roste r  Vol. VIII Infantry: Reuben H. Green 
enlisted at Camp Holmes on 25 Sept., 1864, for the war. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, 
Virginia, 9 April, 1865.
Inscription on his tombstone reads "He served his country as a soldier in the Confederate Army  
He was a consistent member; and Deacon of the Bap't Church for 50 years."
Note: Reuben Hamrick Green and his wife, Judith McSwain Green, were first cousins.

More About REUBEN HAMRICK GREEN*:
Burial: Old Baptist Cemetery, Boiling Springs, NC
Christening: Civil War
Occupation: Farmer7

	ix.	JOHN GREEN, b. October 07, 1831; d. August 23, 1886.
	x.	JOSEPH GREEN, b. December 30, 1833; d. 1864; m. SARAH HAMRICK; b. November 03, 1836; d. June 25, 1896.

More About JOSEPH GREEN:
Burial: Boiling Springs Cemetery

	xi.	THOMAS GREEN, b. June 17, 1836; d. April 1865; m. SUSANNA BRIDGES; b. April 24, 1837; 
	d. December 23, 1886.
	xii.	EUNICE ELIZABETH GREEN, b. July 30, 1838; d. February 14, 1907.


7.  JAMES4 GREEN (HENRY3, MAJ WILLIAM2, JOSEPH1) was born December 26, 1802 in Rutherford Co., 
NC8, and died March 21, 18909.  He married NARCISSUS HAMRICK December 24, 1822, daughter of 
REUBEN HAMRICK and HANNAH MCSWAIN.  She was born June 28, 180610, and died October 28, 188210.

Notes for JAMES GREEN:
1870 Census, Cleveland Co., NC Roda Chamfin age 7 (check race) [probably Champion] Hannah Hamrick 
85 mulatto Jane Hamrick 25 black           (probably former slaves named Hamrick - Jackson Hamrick 11 mulatto       
wife's maiden name) Mary Hamric k 7 black William 2 mulatto

More About JAMES GREEN:
Burial: Old Baptist Cemetery, Boiling Springs, NC10

More About NARCISSUS HAMRICK:
Burial: Old Baptist Cemetery, Boiling Springs, NC11
	
Children of JAMES GREEN and NARCISSUS HAMRICK are:
	i.	(INFANT)5 GREEN.
	ii.	HANNAH GREEN.
	iii.	REUBEN HAMRICK GREEN*, b. August 25, 1823; d. November 28, 1907; m. JUDITH MCSWAIN GREEN, 
	January 15, 1846; b. July 25, 1829; d. March 21, 1918.

Notes for REUBEN HAMRICK GREEN*:
From Judith McSwain Green's application for a Confederate Pension: Reuben Hamrick Green enlisted 
in the Confederate Army on or about 1 Sept. 1864 He was in Co. H, 28th NC Infantry. (She was granted 
a pension.) From North Carolina Troops, A Roste r  Vol. VIII Infantry: Reuben H. Green enlisted 
at Camp Holmes on 25 Sept., 1864, for the war. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, 
9 April, 1865.
Inscription on his tombstone reads "He served his country as a soldier in the Confederate Army  
He was a consistent member; and Deacon of the Bap't Church for 50 years."
Note: Reuben Hamrick Green and his wife, Judith McSwain Green, were first cousins.

More About REUBEN HAMRICK GREEN*:
Burial: Old Baptist Cemetery, Boiling Springs, NC
Christening: Civil War
Occupation: Farmer12

Notes for JUDITH MCSWAIN GREEN:
Judith McSwain Green and her husband, Reuben Hamrick Green, were first cou- sins.

More About JUDITH MCSWAIN GREEN:
Burial: Old Baptist Cemetery, Boiling Springs, NC

	iv.	ELIAS GREEN, b. October 29, 1825, Rutherford County, North Carolina; d. March 21, 1921, 
	Cleveland County, North Carolina; m. REBECCA ROLLINS, July 31, 1845, Cleveland County, 
	North Carolina; b. September 14, 1824, Rutherford County, North Carolina; d. September 27, 1900, 
	Cleveland County, North Carolina.

More About ELIAS GREEN:
Burial: Sandy Run Baptist Church

More About REBECCA ROLLINS:
Burial: Sandy Run Baptist Church

	v.	GEORGE WILLIAM GREEN, b. June 04, 1827; d. August 22, 1927; m. MARTHA J. ROLLINS.
	vi.	NOAH GREEN, b. 1830.
	vii.	WILLIAM GREEN, b. 1832.
	viii.	EWELL GREEN, b. 1834.
	ix.	JUDITH GREEN, b. July 18, 1837; d. March 12, 1915.
	x.	ELIZABETH GREEN, b. July 21, 1838; d. January 28, 1922.
	xi.	EDMOND H. GREEN, b. 1841; d. February 01, 1862.
	xii.	JAMES MOORE GREEN, b. December 18, 1842, Cleveland Co., NC; d. December 03, 1901;
	m. (1) HANNAH MCSWAIN; b. August 05, 1839; d. February 21, 1881; m. (2) MARTHA REBECCA JOHNSON; 
	b. April 05, 1842, Piitsylvania Co., Virginia.

Notes for JAMES MOORE GREEN:
From Wanda Rabb:  James Moore Green was arrested by Federal troops in Ruther- ford Co., NC in 1871 
for "Ku Kluxing."  The jails were so full of Klansmen that many were released pending trial.  
James Moore Green never showed up for his trial, bu t he did show up later in Pittsylvania 
Co., Virginia.  He served in the Civil War, and Wanda believes he was in Co. H, 28th NC.  
His brother, Reuben Hamrick Green, served in the same unit.

	xiii.	NANCY GREEN, b. 1844.
	xiv.	ASA GREEN, b. July 08, 1846; d. December 18, 1927; m. MILLY GREEN.
	xv.	BERRY GREEN, b. February 16, 1850; d. April 23, 1933; m. SARAH JANE OWENS.

More About BERRY GREEN:
Burial: Tanner's Grove Methodist Church

More About SARAH JANE OWENS:
Burial: Tanner's Grove Methodist Church


8.  ELIAS4 GREEN (HENRY3, MAJ WILLIAM2, JOSEPH1) was born April 05, 1807 13, and died May 28, 188513.  
He married REBECCA HAMRICK December 22, 1827 in Rutherford County, NC14, daughter of REUBEN HAMRICK 
and HANNAH MCSWAIN.  She was born December 18, 180915, and died September 16, 189315.

More About ELIAS GREEN:
Burial: Old Baptist Cemetery, Boiling Springs, NC15

More About REBECCA HAMRICK:
Burial: Old Baptist Cemetery, Boiling Springs, NC15
	
Children of ELIAS GREEN and REBECCA HAMRICK are:
	i.	BENJAMIN5 GREEN, m. SUSANNAH ELMORE.
	ii.	ALBERT GREEN.
	iii.	THOMAS GREEN.
	iv.	JUDITH GREEN.
	v.	HANNAH GREEN.
	vi.	JONATHAN GREEN.
	vii.	SARAH GREEN.
	viii.	MARY GREEN.
	ix.	HARVEY GREEN.
	x.	BERRY GREEN, b. November 23, 183015; d. February 27, 1894; m. EUNICE HAMRICK; 
	b. February 07, 1831; d. May 23, 1873.

More About BERRY GREEN:
Burial: Sandy Run Baptist Church

More About EUNICE HAMRICK:
Burial: Sandy Run Baptist Church

	xi.	REUBEN HAMRICK GREEN, b. December 18, 1840; d. June 07, 1923; m. ELIZABETH JANE SCRUGGS; 
	b. August 08, 1846; d. March 29, 1921.

Notes for REUBEN HAMRICK GREEN:
He was called "Reuben, Jr." or "River Reuben" to distinguish him from his first cousin (the 
son of James Green and Narcissus Hamrick) who was also named Reuben Hamrick Green.  "River Reuben" 
was wounded and captured at Gettysburg.  After studying that battle, I believe that it is quite possible 
that he was captured at "The Railroad Cut" on 1 July 1863.

More About REUBEN HAMRICK GREEN:
Burial: Old Baptist Cemetery, Boiling Springs, NC
Christening: Civil War
Occupation: Harness shop operator

More About ELIZABETH JANE SCRUGGS:
Burial: Old Baptist Cemetery, Boiling Springs, NC

	xii.	DRUCINDA GREEN, b. October 04, 184916; d. May 28, 190216; m. JOHN GREEN, Abt. 1878; 
	b. January 24, 1859, Boiling Springs, NC; d. October 31, 1937, Boiling Springs, NC.

More About DRUCINDA GREEN:
Burial: Old Baptist Cemetery, Boiling Springs, NC

More About JOHN GREEN:
Burial: November 02, 1937, Old Baptist Cemetery, Boiling Springs, NC
Occupation: Farmer, Veterinarian


9.  BENJAMIN4 GREEN (HENRY3, MAJ WILLIAM2, JOSEPH1) was born 1809.  He married ELIZA HAMRICK, 
daughter of DAVID HAMRICK and SARAH MCSWAIN.  
	
Children of BENJAMIN GREEN and ELIZA HAMRICK are:
	i.	WILLIS5 GREEN, m. JUDITH GREEN.
	ii.	MILLY GREEN, m. ASA GREEN; b. July 08, 1846; d. December 18, 1927.
	iii.	ELIJAH GREEN, m. JUDITH HAMRICK.


Endnotes 1. Wanda Rabb. 2. Douglas Green's data disk. 3. "King's Mountain and Its Heroes" p. 153,353-354,482-483; " Sketches of Western. 4. Source unknown. Birthdate also listed as 1798 in another unknown source., 56. 5. 1850 Cleveland Co., N.C. Census House #473, 56. 6. Boiling Springs Baptist Church Records, Book II, p.272. 7. 1850 Cleveland Co., NC Census, House #501.. 8. "Bridges to the Past" Vol.1, 41. 9. "Bridges to the Past" Vol. 1, 41. 10. "Bridges to the Past" Vol.1, 41. 11. "Bridges to the Past"Vol. 1, 41. 12. 1850 Cleveland Co., NC Census, House #501.. 13. "Bridges to the Past", 177. 14. "Bridges to the Past", 177. 15. "Bridges to the Past", 177. 16. Tombstone.

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