Jacob Newton BEARDEN Daniel GREEN Ansel WRIGHT Winney Ann BEARDEN Mary Ann BEARDEN Winifred Flannigan SMITH Mini tree diagram

Talitha A BEARDEN2,8,6

also known as Talitha GREEN1

18091,2,3,4,5,6 - about 19035,4

Life History


Born in Jackson County, Georgia.1,2,3,4,5,6

about 1836

Birth of son Ansel WRIGHT in Georgia.2,10


Resident in Subdivision 33, Gilmer, Georgia.2

between 1860 and 1880

Residence2 in Tunnel Hill, Whitfield, Georgia.1,7,6

15th Jun 1862

Death of son Ansel WRIGHT in Richmond, Virginia.9


Death of Daniel GREEN.11

about 1903


Other facts


Married Daniel GREEN


  • 1850 Federal Census, Gilmer County, Georgia, Ancestry.com, 9 November,Subdivision 33, Gilmer, Georgia, Hse/Family #1204
    Daniel Green 40 M Farmer  SC
    Telitha Green  41 F GA
    Ansell Wright  13 M GA

    Talitha Bearden's name is spelled in sources as Tilitha, Telitha,Telithia.  The 1850 census has Telitha.  1870-80 have Talitha.  Onesource reports her second name as Tabitha, but this appears to be dueto a mistranscription in Ancestry.com of Talitha's entry in 1870.  Thecensus has Talitha, but Ancestry has Tabitha.  It appears thegenealogy reporting the name as Talitha Tabitha has used thiserroneous transcription as a second name for Telitha.  This matchesthe Ancestry birth year for Tabitha as 1811, based on the reported ageof Talitha in 1870 as 59.  Her name in 1880 is Talitha A.

    "Tilitha Tabitha Bearden" -- an error due to mistranscription inAncestry.com of Talitha as Tabitha in 1870.
    --  Ancestry World Tree,http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=*v109t0058&id=I3090

    1860 Federal Census, Whitfield, Georgia, 27 June, Tunnel HillDistrict, page 22 Hse #161, Family #151
    Daniel Green 49 M Farmer  $100 real estate $600 personal  born SC
    Talitha Green  11 F  GA
    Ansell Wright  25 M  Farm Laborer  Alabama
    Mary Wright  22 F  Alabama
    Winney Bearden 67 F North Carolina

    In the 1870 and 1880 censuses, our Talitha is a widow living withfamily members in Whitfield County, with a post office address ofTunnell Hill.

    In 1870, she is age 59, living in a separate house next door to heryounger brother Andrew, age 35, a son of Jacob Bearden and WinifredSmith.  Talitha is listed as in a separate house (#55), but with thesame household/family as Andrew (#52).

    1870 Federal Census, Whitfield County, Georgia, 7 August, District 27,PO Tunnel Hill, page 46, Hse #55, Family #52
    Andrew Bearden, age 35
    Talitha Green  59 F GA (would make birth in 1811)

    In 1880, at age 71, she is found in the household of a William LBearden, age  and his family.  This census reports her as William'saunt.  This William L would not then be her brother William Newton,but it is not clear who his father is.  In 1860 William was in thehousehold headed by a Fanny Bearden, age 40, where Richard Bearden wasliving, and other Beardens are close to the age of Fanny, but somethat could be the children of Fanny.

    1880 Federal Census, Whitfield County, Georgia, 19 June, District 192,PO Tunnel Hill (Military District 1049), page 30, Hse/Family #10
    - page 29 -
    William L Bearden W M 38 Farmer Cannot Write GA GA NC
    - page 30 -
    Telitha A Green  W F 71 Aunt Widow At Home Cancer on Face GA GA NC

    Fanny is likely the wife of one of the brothers of Telitha and Andrew. Incidentally, the 1880 census reports that Telitha has a cancer onher face.  Talitha Bearden, sister of Winney Ann Bearden who marriedToliver Green, is shown by some as the wife of both Ansel (Ancel,Ansell) Green and a Daniel Green in turn.  Several family sourcesreport that Telitha (Telithia) married a Daniel Green.  Those sourcescommonly consider this Daniel a brother of Toliver Green.  Most haveno Daniel in that generation.

    There is some confusion about the father of Toliver Green.  The Greenfamily in Oklahoma did not know the name or any information about thefather of Toliver.  Some sources report Daniel (or Daniel John) to bethe name of Toliver's father.  But the age difference seems not tomatch here for this to be the Daniel Green who married Telitha.

    The 1850 census gives the name of Talitha's husband  as Daniel Green,and the name of their son as Ansell Wright Green.  At that time Danielwas age 40, and Telitha age 41.  That would mean approximate birthyears of 1810 for Daniel and 1809 for Telitha.  It appears that theDaniel (or Daniel John) who was reported as Toliver's father is adifferent Daniel Green from the one who married Telitha Bearden, andwhose son was named Ansell.  Further, some sources report that thename of the wife of Daniel Green, father of Toliver and siblings,began with an M, but they have only the initial, and no maiden name.

    Confusion is the order of the day on these nams and individuals.  Somesources have the name Ansel (Ancel) Green as the father of Toliver,and others give Daniel Green.  The most common name is Daniel.  I havesome confidence in the sources reporting Daniel.  Also sourcesreporting Ansel as the father sometimes report Daniel as the name of abrother of Toliver.  One source shows an Ansel Green (b 1781 d 1857Hall Co GA) as married to Sarah Bearden, and Daniel (no dates orplaces) as his son, along with Toliver (b 1817 m Winney Ann Bearden).This source has no dates or places for this Daniel.

    This date given for the birth of Ansel Green is the same date (andplace) I have for the birth of Daniel for several other sources.  Thismade me consider that Ansel and Daniel were the same person.  Otherfamily sources, however, give the name of Toliver's father as DanielJohn, which makes it seem unlikely that he also has a name Ansel.Ansel could be a cousin of Daniel John that I have not been able yetto clearly identify.

    However, there is an older Ansel Green in Gilmer County, Georgia, inthe 1850 census:  Ansel Green, age 60, a widower with several childrenin the home.  This would make his birthday in about 1886.  matches anAnsel Green who fits this description in several other sources thattell us Ansel married Sarah Bearden, a younger sister of TelithaBearden Green.

    Ansel's children in that 1850 census were:
    John 25
    Emily 18
    George 15
    Abner 12
    Joanah 10 and
    Isaac 9.

    My analysis of sources indicates that Daniel was the father's name,and I cannot find any evidence of a brother of Toliver named Daniel.The Daniel who is reported in 1850 as the wife of Telitha Bearden,however, is of the right age for the generation of Daniel and hisknown siblings.  The birthplace of this Daniel in South Carolinamatches the birthplace of Toliver Green, who married Telitha's sisterWinney.

    One source seems to help in this uncertainty by reporting that thehusband of Telitha (which that source spells Tilitha) was Ansel WrightDaniel Green.  This is an understandable solution to the confusion,but the source of knowledge for this name is not given in the sourcegenealogy.  But this name is also the same genealogy that reports theerroneous name Tabitha Green, born 1811, (from the 1870 census forTalitha, giving here age as 59).

    This calls into question the validity of the combined name for AnsellWright Daniel Green.
    --  Refhttp://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=*v109t0058&id=I3090


  • 1. 1860 Federal Census, Whitfield County, Georgia
    • 1860 Federal Census, Whitfield, Georgia, 27 June, Tunnel Hill
  • 2. 1850 Federal Census, Gilmer County, Georgia
    • 9 November, Subdivision 33, Gilmer, Georgia, Hse/Family #1204
  • 3. Genealogy.com Discussion Forum, Kim Ivey, 30 Sep 2004
    • Name: Name:http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi/jacob.bearden::bearden::beardenI296.html;;
  • 4. Marion L Mixon, Bearden-Langston Genealogy
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=*v109t0058&id=I3090
  • 6. 1880 Federal Census, Whitfield County, Georgia
    • 19 June, District 192, PO Tunnel Hill (Military District 1049), page
  • 7. 1870 Federal Census, Whitfield County, Georgia
    • 7 August, District 27, PO Tunnel Hill, Hse #55, Family #52
  • 8. 1870 Federal Census, Whitfield County, Georgia
    • 7 August, District 27, PO Tunnel Hill, page 46, Hse #55, Family #52
  • 9. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865
  • 10. 1860 Federal Census, Whitfield County, Georgia
    • 27 June, Tunnel Hill District, p 22B, Hse #161, Family #151
  • 11. Ancestry Trees
    • http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm-cgi?op=GET&db=*v133t0575&id=I1176

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