Jefferson County, NY Pioneers



1. MARTIN GREEN (son of SAMUEL & (---) GREEN) was born in 1813 in Herkimer County, NY. He, after reaching manhood was married in Jefferson County of the same state to Miss Hannah Jenks, of that county. The father, Martin Green, was a carpenter and joiner by trade, and has followed these occupations, practically all of his life.

He married
HANNAH JENKS, of Jefferson County. She was born in 1812. Four children followed this union of whom but one is now living, Charles N., the subject of the present sketch.

Children, 1 known, GREEN:


2. CHARLES NELSON GREEN (son of MARTIN & HANNAH (JENKS) GREEN was born in Jefferson County, New York, near Watertown, in 1837. From the HISTORY OF HOWARD AND CHARITON COUNTIES [MO] 1883: He "was raised in his native state and continued to live there until 1855, when hecame out to DeKalb County, Illinois, where he lived for thirteen years. While a resident of that county he was married to Miss Adelia Woodruff, originally of Jefferson County, New York. In 1868 Mr. Green removed to Missouri with his family, settling in Bee Branch Township of Chariton County, where he has since resided.

"Here as formerly in Illinois, he has engaged in farming with the degree of success noted above. Mr. Green's parents also removed from New York to DeKalb County, Illinois, where they lived for many years. The mother, however, died there in August, 1878, and after her death the father came to live with his son in this county, where the former has since made his home. He is now past the alloted age of three-score and ten, but is still comparatively well preserved in mind and body.

"One of the neatest, tidiest, and, withal, most business-like and successful of Northern farmers who have settled in this township since the war, is Mr. Green, the subject of the present sketch. His farm is by no means a large one, containg only about 168 acres (in addition to which, his father, who resides with him, has 160 acres); yet the place is so well and throughly improved, so handsomely kept and so intelligently conducted, that by common consent Mr. Green is regarded as one of the model farmers of this part of the county. He is also engaged somewhat extensively in stock raising, and in this interest displays the same through-going qualities, managing his stock to the best advantage and making the most of the least expenditure of capital and labor. As a farmer and stock man he is one, the imitation of whose example by other agriculturalists of the county would redound to its benefit. He is a native of New York, and, as his name indicates, is of English extraction. Samuel Green, his ancestor of the fourth generation, came from England long prior to the Revolution, and settled in Rhode Island; and there the grandfather of Charles N., Samuel Green, Jr., was born August 15th 1764. He was married February 6th, 1794, his wife having been born December 23rd, 1772.

CHARLES NELSON GREEN died 6 September 1900, at Bynumville, Chariton Co., MO.

He married 1 January 1861, Clinton, DeWitt Co., IL by Rev. Baldwin Woodruff
ADELIA ALTHEA WOODRUFF, b. 23 April 1841, Jefferson Co, NY; the sixth of a family of eight childrem of Felix and Pamelia (Bailey) Woodruff, both also natives of that county, the father born in 1802,and the mother in 1806. ADELIA died 1 August 1926, Bynumville, Chariton Co., MO.

Children, GREEN:

3 i ELLA A. GREEN married J. F. WILSON

4 ii HATTIE A. GREEN married A. C. YOCUM




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