John B BARNETT Caroline BARNETT Louisa Jane BARNETT Lucinda Catherine BARNETT Sarah Elizabeth BARNETT Frances A BARNETT John Franklin BARNETT William A BARNETT Jacob GREEN Nora A GREEN Pink GREEN Walter Jacob GREEN Thomas Gilbert GREEN John GREEN Arthur Toliver GREEN Peter Lee M BARNETT James C BARNETT Amanda BARNETT Mary Ellen BARNETT Amos BARNETT Minerva Taylor OWENS Mini tree diagram
Susan A BARNETT

Susan A BARNETT3,12,4,5,12,11,8,10,9,7,1,2

Aug 185511 - 17th Jun 19399,1,2

Life History

Aug 1855

Born in Itawamba County, Mississipp.3,4,5,6,7,1,2

(most likely)

1856

Born in Mississippi.11

(less likely)

1860

Resident in Gun Town, Itawamba, Mississippi.7

1870

Residence2 in Booneville, Prentiss, Mississippi.5

1880

Residence3 in Young County, Texas.3

12th Jul 1883

Married Jacob GREEN in Cooke County, Texas.32

17th Sep 1884

Birth of daughter Nora A GREEN in Muskogee, Indian Territory.6,13,12,14,15

10th Dec 1886

Birth of son Pink GREEN in Marietta, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.16,17,18,12,19

25th Dec 1888

Birth of son Walter Jacob GREEN in Henryetta, Creek Nation, Indian Territory.20,22,23,24

4th Apr 1891

Birth of son Thomas Gilbert GREEN in Marietta, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.25,26,27,12,28,17

Jul 1893

Birth of son John GREEN in Indian Territory.22

17th Feb 1895

Birth of son Arthur Toliver GREEN in Ft Gibson, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.22,28,29,30

9th Sep 1896

Nationality Application for Cherokee Citizenship; James C Barnett, his sisterSusan S Barnett Green; their mother, Minerva Owens Barnett, alsoapplied and was rejected, even though family sources report she was1/2 or 3/4 Cherokee. in Fort Gibson, Muskogee, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

1900

Residence4 in Township 15, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.8

before 1910

Death of son John GREEN in Oklahoma

1910

Residence5: No record has been found for Susan Barnett Green in the 1920 census.Known facts indicate she was still in Oklahoma at that time, and thenmoved to California with her sons in abt 1925. In Riverside Co in 1930and later with them in Fresno Co in Nash, Muskogee, Oklahoma.10

before 1917

Death of Jacob GREEN in Muskogee County, Oklahoma.31

1925

Death of son Walter Jacob GREEN in Ottawa County, Oklahoma.20,21

1930

Residence6: It is not certain this 1930 record is for this Susan Green, but itmatches very closely. Her two sons are north of Riverside a couple ofcounties, in Fresno County, but she is with htem in the voter rollslater. No 1930 record has been found in Fresno. in Perris, Riverside, Califormia.4

1938

Residence7: Voter Registration, in same household with her son Tom G in Kerman, Fresno, California.9,1

17th Jun 1939

Died in Kerman, Fresno, California.9,1,2

20th Jun 1939

Buried in Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Fresco County, California.1,2

Notes

  • According to the 1900 and 1910 censuses, Susan's father was born inMississippi, and her mother in Georgia.

    1900 Federal Census, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, 13 June,Township 15, District 40, page 6B, Hse/Fam #126
    Green, Jacob Head  W M Nov 1848  51 Married 81 yrs  GA NC GA Farmer;
    Green, Susan Wife   W F Aug 1858  41 Married 81 yrs  6 children, 6living MS MS GA

    In the 1860 census (see below), Susan is reported as 3 years old.This seems to indicate that the birth year of 1858 in the 1900 censusis wrong.  Even if the family was rounding up to her next birthday, inAugust after the census date, that would make her birth year 1857.  Ifthey were reporting as intended in the census, her age of at the timeof the June census date would mean she was born in 1856, and indeedone genealogy so reports.

    I expect that she was born in August 1857, and the family reported herin 1860 as 3 years old, thinking in terms of her 3rd birthday thatyear.  This kind of discrepancy in figuring ages and birth dates isextremely common in the 1900 census!

    1910 Federal Census, Nash, Muskogee, Oklahoma, 30 April, District 107,Page 13B,  Hse/Fam #104
    Green, Jacob Head  M W 60  2nd marriage  1st married age 27 GA NC SCFarmer
    Green, Susan Wife  F W 51  1st marriage, married age 27  6 children, 6living MS MS GA

    Note that Susan's father is reported born in Mississippi in these twocensuses.  The 1870 census of her family indicates Susan's father John(reported as John B in genealogies) was born in Georgia, notMississippi. Barnett family genealogies I found in December 2007 alsoindicate he was born in Georgia.  It is understandable that Susanwould remember it as Mississippi, since that is where she grew up.She is first recorded in the 1860 census in Itawamba County,Mississippi.

    1860 Federal Census, Itawamba County, Mississippi, 20 June, PO GunTown, page 1 (scan 219), Hse/Fam #2
    Barnett, John 36 M Farmer  $200 real $1125 personal  Georgia [born abt1824]
    Barnett, Minerva 38 F South Carolina [born abt 1822]
    Barnett, Susan A 3 F Mississippi [born abt 1857]

    Note that Susan is always listed as Susan A, or in later years, justSusan.  Some genealogies have her name as Susan Amanda.  It appearsthey have interpolated the initial A as Amanda.  Susan always appearsin censuses as Susan A, but I have never seen the name Amanda in anyrecords, only in genealogies, without any source or documentation.

    But in the 1860 census, when Susan A is reported as 3 years old, therewas a younger child, Mandy reported as 1 year old.  Mandy is thestandard nickname for Amanda.  Amanda was a younger daughter of thisfamily, not the same child as Susan A.  Susan's age of 12 in 1870 isconsistent with birth in August 1857.  To cinch it, the younger sisteris enumerated as Amanda in 1870.

    1870 Federal Census, Prentiss County, Mississippi, 11 June, POBooneville, Township 6 Range 7, pages 5-6 (scan 428), Hse/Fam #31
    Barnett, John 55 M W Farmer $200 real $1125 personal Georgia [born abt1815]
    Barnett, Manerva 53 F W Keeping House Georgia [born abt 1817]
    -- page 6  --
    Barnett, Susan A 14 F W Mississippi [born abt 1856]

    This is an earlier birth year than previously.  Other ages are wrongin this census.

    In the 1880 census, John B's father John H is also reported to havebeen born in Georgia, but his father in South Carolina, which is abasis for connection to the other line of Barnetts in the Green familyline.

    1880 Federal Census, Young County, Texas, 13 June, Precinct 2,District 168, page 17, Hse #144, Fam #148
    Barnet, John  W M 64   Farmer GA GA GA [b abt 1826]
    Barnet, Menerva W F 56 Wife Keeping House SC VA SC [b abt 1824]
    Barnet, Susen A  W F 22 Dau Single Keeping House MS GA SC [b abt 1858]

    Pink's uncle, Jacob's brother Jackson, also married a woman namedBarnett, Clarinda.  It is possible there is a connection between JohnBarnett's family and the Carolina-Alabama Barnetts that Jorile RBarnett comes from.  I have not been able to establish the link.

    Two brothers married women named Barnett.  Clarinda had a sister namedSusan, but the dates and other facts did not match for her to beJacob's wife.  Working with Barnett researcher Susan Ball, Idetermined in January 2008 that Susan was the daughter of John BBarnett and Minerva (or Manerva) Taylor Owens.  The separate Barnettfamilies migrated into Oklahoma from different Eastern origins and bydifferent routes. Susan informed me that Jacob and Susan married inCooke County, Texas, which makes sense from the Green family residencethere in 1860. Several members of the Green and related Jacksonfamilies moved into Indian Territory.

    In 1896 Susan and her brother James C Barnett applied for recognitionas Cherokees, seemingly based on the Cherokee identity of their motherMinerva Taylor Owens.  Cousin and co-researcher Winnie Yandell has acopy of the application in the 1896 census.  They were denied, buttheir application is on file.  Her name on this record is Susan SGreen.  We have found her only as Susan or Susan A on all otherrecords.

    "On Susan's application for admission to the Cherokee Tribe in OK(which copy I have) this is how she was listed: Susan S. Green.  Idon't recall ever seeing her middle initial 'S' on anything.  TheApplication shows both Susan S. Green and James C Barnett, on samecover to application.  (Online, I did not find one for James C).  Sopossibly  they listed them together as they made claim on theirmother, Minerva Owens Barnett's Cherokee ancestry.  Had they beenapproved, it would have entitled them to Indian land.  This app wassworn to on 3rd day of Sept. 1896."
    --  Winnie Yandell, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 29 March 2012

    A simple transcription of the basic information in the application isonline.
    -- Commission, 1896 Application Search,http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/commissionresults.php?s_surname=Green&s_given=Susan&s_middle=

    Winnie received a copy of the actual application from Susan Ball.

    No 5424
    James C Barnett
    and Susan S Green
    Cherokee Nation, Ft Gibson, Indian Territory
    Filed: Sept 9-96
    A S McKennan
    Comr [Commander]

    The first report of Susan with her husband Jacob Green is in the 1900census.  But since her Cherokee application was in the surname Green,this means they were married earlier.  Barnett-Green researcher SusanBell reports the marriage date as 12 July 1883, in Cooke County,Texas.  This would have been in Gainesville, just across the Red Riverinto Texas.  This is where the Greens first came to the west fromtheir Georgia home.  In the 1860 census Toliver Green is found therewith his family, including Jacob who later married Susan Barnett.

    Marriage of Jacob Green to Susan Barnett 12 July 1883 in Cooke County,Texas.
    --  Susan Ball, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, December 2007

    So they got married on the Texas side of the Red River in 1883. Theywere probably living with other relatives we know of in the Mariettaarea, mostly with the surnames Green, Jackson and Barnett.  In 1896,Susan and her brother submitted an application to the Dawes Commissionfor recognition as Cherokee citizens.  The filing was at Ft Gibson,but we do not know if they filed this joint application in person, orit was done by a personal or legal representative.  In 1900 Jacob andSusan are in residence in the Ft Gibson area for the census, while herbrother James C Barnett is back down in the Marietta area near the RedRiver in Chickasaw Nation.

    In the 1900 census, Susan and Jacob Green are in Cherokee Nation.This census record reports her birth date as Aug 1858.  The Greenfamily did not know the name of Jacob's wife.  I found this in publicrecords.  Susan's mother is in Chickasaw Nation in 1900, widowed andliving with her son James.

    1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 1 June,Township 7 South Range 2 East, Enumeration District 150, page 6A,Marietta, Hse #90, Fam #90
    Barnett, James C Head W M Oct 1856  43 Married 23 years  Miss Geo SCFarmer, Stockman  Rents
    Barnett, Christiana Wife W F Mar 1858  42  Married 23 years  1 child/1living IL NJ IN
    Barnett, Christopher Son W M Nov 1877 76 Single TX MS IL Farm Laborer
    Barnett, Minerva Mother W F July 1823 76 Widow SC VA SC

    We know from other sources that Susan's family were in Love Countylater.  Love County is a small county just north of Gainesville inCooke County, Texas.  It seems likely that they were in IndianTerritory, and went back to Jacob's home to get their marriage licenseand get married, then returned to their home in Love County.  Theywould have moved to Cherokee Nation between the time of their marriagein 1883 and the 1900 census.

    I have found Susan Barnett Green elusive after the 1910 census.  Norecord has been found for Susan Barnett Green in the 1920 census.Known facts indicate she was still in Oklahoma at that time, and thenmoved to California with her sons in about 1925.

    Susan was reported in the 1921 Muskogee City/County Directory in 1921,along with her sons Pink and  Thomas.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Muskogee and Muskogee County, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1921, p 547
    (Phoenix Directory Company)
    Pink (Lois) Green farmer
    Susan (wid Jacob) Green
    Thomas Green

    The Greens moved to California in about 1925 or 1926, according tosome indications, and a couple of references seem to indicate theymoved directly to Fresno. But it seems the common route would havebrought them into Southern California in the LA area, where they couldhave turned north.

    In March 2012 I finally found an entry that appears to be her, inRiverside County, California.  The facts generally fit her.  There islittle supportive evidence, however, since her sons Tom and Pink are acouple of counties north in Fresno.  Only Susan is reported in thatarea, in Riverside County, in 1930.  Susan may have decided to staynear LA while the others moved on.

    1930 Federal Census, Riverside County, California, 11 April, PerrisTownship, District 31, page 4B, Hse #148, Fam #126
    Green, Susan Head Rents $10 F W 75 Widow First married at age 23 MS NCSC No Occupation

    Her sons Pink and Tom are there for the 1930 census.  But Susan waswith them later in Fresno County.  Susan is registered in the votingrolls in Kerman, Fresno County, in 1938, next to her son Tom G Green.

    California Voter Registrations, 1900-1968, Ancestry.com Collection
    Kerman, Fresno County, California 1938
    Green, Tom G  Farmer  Address Rt 1 Box 345, Kerman
    Green, Mrs Susan  Housewife [sic, even though husband has died]Address Rt 1 Box 345, Kerman
    --http://search.ancestry.com/browse/view.aspx?dbid=1249&pid=1321946422&iid=fresnocounty_10-0317&ssrc=pt_t31880704_p18141307630_kpidz0q3d18141307630z0q26pgz0q3d32768z0q26pgPLz0q3dpid

    The addresses here tell us they used the same rural route address asPink.  This may indicate they lived in the same household.  Hisaddress is the same in the 1936 voter registration and in his 1942WWII draft registration.

    Through the good offices of fellow researcher Winnie Yandell, wereceived the obituary of Susan, procured by a librarian in Fresno whomWinnie contacted.  Sparse but very helpful with important details,this obituary fills in vital details that had been hiding for years.

    Obituary of Susan Green

    GREEN -- Near Kerman, Calif., June 17, 1939.  Susan Green, belovedmother of Mrs. Nora Smith of Fresno, Tom Green of Kerman and PinkGreen of Fresno; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildrensurvive; a native of Mississippi, aged 84 years.  Funeral serviceswill be held in the Mission Chapel, Broadway at Belmont, Tuesdayafternoon, June 20, 1939, at two o'clock, Rev. T. E. Woodsofficiating.  Friends are invited to attend.
    --  The Fresno Bee, Sunday, 18 June 1939

    Through the good offices of Winnie Yandell, Melissa, a Fresno Countylibrarian, was able to discover that Susan was buried in the BelmontMemorial Park in Fresno.

    ----------------------------
    Susan A Barnett Green
    Birth Aug 1855 Itawamba County, Mississippi
    Death Jun 17, 1939 Kerman, Fresno County, California

    Her parents were John B. BARNETT and Minerva Taylor (Owens) BARNETT.She was the ninth of twelve children. (two d. young) Her familymigrated to Texas (Young Co) then to Love Co. I.T. (OK).

    She married Jacob Green 12 July 1883, in Cooke Co. TX and after sometime in Marietta, Love Co., they moved to the northeastern part(Cherokee Nation) area of OK, and lived there until her husband died(ca 1917); then a son, Walter Jacob "Jake" died in 1925, Muskogee Co.OK. The family soon afterward moved to the Fresno Co. area of centralCalif where her sons worked as farmers. The widow of W. "Jake" Jr.with three small children, also moved to the area.

    Susan and Jacob, Sr., had six children: Norah Green Smith; Pink Green;Thomas Gilbert Green; John (d. young); and Arthur T. Green.

    (Thanks to Nancy, Fresno Co. volunteer, for finding Obit, She also hasa photo she is posting to memorial.
    Thanks also to Melissa, Fresno Co. Library for locating cemetery whereshe is buried.)
    Further research is ongoing--for Nora Green Smith, and Arthur T.Green.  Anyone with any information/photo of Susan, please contact me(wvy) or post here.

    Parents:
    John B. Barnett (1814 - 1897)
    Minerva Taylor Owens Barnett (1817 - 1903)

    Children:
    Pink Green (1886 - 1968)
    Thomas Gilbert Green (1891 - 1968)

    Siblings:
    Lucinda Katherine Barnett Rogers (1845 - 1902)
    John Franklin Barnett (1850 - 1914)
    Amanda 'Danie' Barnett Ridge (1859 - 1942)
    Mary Ellen Barnett Black (1862 - 1949)

    Burial Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Fresno County, California
    Plot Block 14, Sect 108, Space 4
    Created by wvy Mar 27, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #87455614,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Green&GSfn=Susan&GSiman=1&GScid=7851&GRid=87455614&
    -------------------------------

Sources

  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Fresno County CA
  • 2. Obituary of Susan Barnett Green, The Fresno Bee, Sunday, 18 June 1939
  • 3. 1880 Federal Census, Young County, Texas
    • 13 June, Precinct 2, District 168, page 17, Hse #144, Fam #148
  • 4. 1930 Federal Census, Riverside County, California
    • 11 April, Perris Township, District 31, page 4B, Hse #148, Fam #126
  • 5. 1870 Federal Census, Prentiss County, Mississippi
    • 11 June, PO Booneville, Township 6 Range 7, page 6 (scan 428), Hse/Fam
  • 6. 1900 Federal Census, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
    • 13 June, Township 15, District 40, Page 6B,  Hse/Fam #126
  • 7. 1860 Federal Census, Itawamba County, Mississippi
    • 20 June, PO Gun Town, page 1 (scan 219), Hse/Fam #2
  • 8. 1900 Federal Census, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
    • 13 June, Township 15, District 40, page 6B, Hse/Fam #126
  • 9. California Voter Registrations, 1900-1968
    • Location: Collectionhttp://search.ancestry.com/browse/view.aspx?dbid=1249&pid=1321946422&iid=fresnocounty_10-0317&ssrc=pt_t31880704_p18141307630;
    • Kerman, Fresno County, California 1938
  • 10. 1910 Federal Census, Muskogee County, Oklahoma
    • 30 April, Nash Township, District 107, Page 13B,  Hse/Fam #104
  • 11. Ancestry Trees
    • Kay Harper,
  • 12. California Death Index, 1940-1997
  • 13. 1910 Federal Census, Muskogee County, Oklahoma
    • 30 April, Nash Tonwship, District 107, Page 13B, Hse/Fam #104
  • 14. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  • 15. 1940 Federal Census, Fresno County, California
    • 2 April, Fresno, District 10-52, Page 1A, Hse #9, Rents $9
  • 16. 1940 Federal Census, Fresno County, California
    • 9 April, Judicial Township 11, District 132, page 2B, Belmont Ave, Hse
  • 17. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 18. Social Security Death Index
  • 19. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  • 20. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  • 21. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #73346170,
  • 22. 1900 Federal Census, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
    • 13 June, Township 15, District 40, Page 6B, Hse/Fam #126
  • 23. 1920 Federal Census, Ottawa County, Oklahoma
    • 17 January, Quapaw Township, District 124, page 13B, Hse #254, Fam
  • 24. 1910 Federal Census, Muskogee County, Oklahoma
    • 30 April, Nash Township, District 107, Page 14A, Hse/Fam #107
  • 25. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 26. 1930 Federal Census, Fresno County, California
    • 14 April, Township 2, District 11, page 13A, Belmont Avenue, Hse/Fam
  • 27. 1940 Federal Census, Fresno County, California
    • 10 April, Township 11, District 1-30, page 2A, White Bridge Rd, Hse
  • 28. 1910 Federal Census, Muskogee County, Oklahoma
    • 30 April, Nash Township, District 107, Page 13B, Hse/Fam #104
  • 29. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 30. 1920 Federal Census, Cooke County, Texas
    • 2 January, Gainesville Ward 3, District 32, page 1A, Hse #8, Family #4
  • 31. U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 32. Susan Ball, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, December 2007

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