Toliver Jorile Green
Son of Jackson Green, grandson of Jorile (Jorial, Joroyal) Barnett of Tennessee, Illinois and Texas
By Orville Boyd Jenkins, great grandson of Toliver Jorile Green
Family Names: Barnett, Green, Royall, Gregory, Jenkins, Crenshaw, Welch, Stroud, West
Toliver Jorile Green was my maternal great grandfather, the father of my mother's mother, Alpharetta Mae Green gregory. Family sources report that Toliver Jorile Green was born on 22 November 1873. This is the date on his grave. However, his WWI Draft registration reports his birth as 22 November 1872.
Toliver Jorile was born in Hill County, Texas. His cousin, James Toliver Jackson, was born there also about 1.5 years earlier. T J's parents, Jackson and Clarinda (Barnett) Green, married in Hill County, where both their families were living.
The Barnetts had moved there from Illinois after 1860. The Greens had come from Georgia to Cooke County, Texas before 1860, and moved to Hill County later. James Toliver Jackson's parents, Abraham and Talitha Jackson (Jackson Green's sister), appear to have moved there from eastern Indian Territory, probably Cherokee Nation, to Hill County in about 1871.
Toliver Jorile moved with his family to the Marlow, Oklahoma, area in 1908. He is listed as Joe Green in the 1910 Richland, Stephens County, Oklahoma census. In 1920 and 1930, he is listed as Joe T. This reverses the order of his names Toliver Jorile. He also signed Retta's school report card as J T Green. His draft card records his name as Toliver Jorile Green, as family records have it.
These census entries indicate how he preferred to refer to himself, using the more common Joe as the primary name, rather than Jorile or Toliver. I have known of other people reversing the order of first and middle for public or business purposes. My son Christopher Kevin Jenkins goes by Kevin, and is known in his company as Kevin C Jenkins. T J's use of the name Joe is confirmed in the obituary report of his youngest son Paul Donald (Donnie) Green (d 10 March 2008). Donnie's parents are reported as Toliver Jorile "Joe" and Margaret Crenshaw Green.
He married Luada (or Lou Ada) Caledonia West in 1894. I don't have a record for them in the 1900 census. In the 1910 Stephens County, Oklahoma, Toliver Jorile is a widower living next door to Dock Gregory. Toliver Jorile's daughter Alpharetta Mae (Rettie) later married Dock Gregory's son Andy.
1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 25 April, Richland Township, District 243, Page 6B (No House or Family numbers)
Green, Joe Head M W 34 Widowed OK AL AL
Green, Re-a Dau F W 14 OK OK OK
(the loop of the e is just extended up and forward. No letter)
Green, Minnie Dau F W 11 OK OK OK
Green, Homer Son F W 3 OK OK OK
Since Joe (Toliver Jorile) is a widower In the 1910 census, he married his second wife Mollie Stroud Williams Lane (twice widowed) sometime after this census. Joe's WWI Draft Registration provides his full name and other details in 1918. The fact that he gives his daughter as nearest of kin would seem to indicate that he had not yet married Mollie Stroud. On these registration cards, normally the wife is reported as next of kin.
U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Toliver Jorile Green
Residence Route 1, Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma
Born 22 Nov 1872, place not given
Nearest Relative Minnie Lee Green (daughter), Rt 1 Marlow
Medium Height and Build, Eyes and hair "dark"
Signed Toliver Jorile Green
Registration 12 Sept 1918 Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma
In 1920, T J is married to his second wife Mollie Stroud.
1920 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 2 Feb, Richland Township, District 262, page 10A (No house or family numbers given)
Green, Joe T Head M W 46 OK GA AL Farmer
Green, Mollie Wife F W 48 AL AL AL
Green, Minnie Dau F W 20 OK AL AL
Green, Homer Son M W 12 OK AL AL
Note the change in birthplace for the children's mother, from Oklahoma to Alabama. This means they put the birthplace of the Stepmother Mollie, instead of the birth mother, Lou Ada Caldonia West. Joe's mother is also reported as born in Alabama, as reported also in 1910. However, on his brother James Taylor Green's report, his mother's birthplace is shown as Illinois. In 1930 Illinois is also reported as the birthplace for Toliver Jorile's mother.
We learned from Barnett family census enumerations, however, that their mother Clarinda Barnett was actually born in Tennessee before her father moved the family to Illinois after the death of Clarinda's mother. (See notes for Clarinda Barnett and Jorile R Barnett.)
In 1930, Toliver Jorile is listed again as Joe T, with his third wife Maggie D. This would be Margaret Drucilla Crenshaw Welch, whose first husband has died. In the household with Joe and Maggie are Joe's son Homer (listed here as Homer B), Joe and Maggie's son Paul D (Donnie), and Maggie's four children Annie, Thomas J, and twins Berley J and Pearl I Welch.
1930 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 23 April, Richland Township, District 22, page 12A-B, Hse #226, Family #227
Green, Joe T Head Owns M W 56 TX GA IL Farmer
Green, Maggie D Wife F W 56 TX AR AL
Green, Homer B Son M W 23 OK TX GA Farm Laborer
Green, Paul D Son M W 2yrs 8mos OK TX GA
Welch, Annie StepDaughter F W 17 OK US TX
Welch, Thomas J StepSon M W 15 OK NC TX
Welch, Berley J StepSon M W 10 OK NC TX
Welch, Pearl I StepDaughter M W 10 OK NC TX
Joe is buried in the Marlow, Oklahoma, Cemtery. My mother Lou Ila Gregory Jenkins gave me the date 01 Dec 1947 as the death date for Toliver Jorile Green. This is the date in the Marlow (Oklahoma) Cemetery listings I found online:
"Green, T. J. -- Nov 22, 1873 - Dec 1, 1947"
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First posted on Greeen-Gregory Genealogy 11 November 2010
Last edited 29 April 2014
Orville Boyd Jenkins, EdD, PhD
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