Unknown GREEN Jacob Andrew GREEN Oscar Landon GREEN Willie May GREEN Jessie Jewel GREEN Infant Son GREEN Infant Daughter GREEN Norma Helen GREEN Eliza Arilla BRIDGMAN Mary Louise GREEN Infant GREEN Lillie Harriet CAIN Minnie F AKERS Unknown NOLASTNAME Mini tree diagram
James Daniel GREEN

James Daniel GREEN2,3,1,7,4,8,6,5

10th May 18754 - 7th Mar 19341,7,8

Life History

10th May 1875

Born in Indian Territory.2,3,4,5,6

(most likely)

10th May 1877

Born in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,7,8

(less likely)

6th Dec 1896

Married Eliza Arilla BRIDGMAN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.7,4,19

26th Feb 1898

Birth of son Jacob Andrew GREEN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.9,5,3,10,2,7,11,12


Resident in Weatherford Ward 4, Parker, Texas.4

3rd Sep 1901

Birth of son Oscar Landon GREEN in Cooke County, Texas.7,13,2,14,3,9

3rd Feb 1904

Birth of daughter Willie May GREEN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.7

25th Jun 1904

Death of daughter Willie May GREEN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.7

21st Mar 1906

Birth of daughter Jessie Jewel GREEN in Parker County, Texas.2,7,15,16

21st Mar 1909

Birth of son Infant Son GREEN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.7


Residence2 in Justice Precinct 5, Cooke County, Texas.2

5th May 1911

Birth of daughter Infant Daughter GREEN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas

13th Nov 1912

Birth of daughter Norma Helen GREEN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.7

15th Nov 1912

Death of daughter Norma Helen GREEN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.7

27th Jun 1914

Death of Eliza Arilla BRIDGMAN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.7,17,18


Residence3 in Barry, Navarro, Texas.5

before Sep 1918

Married Lillie Harriet CAIN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.3,5,7

8th Feb 1923

Birth of daughter Mary Louise GREEN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.7,6,20

6th Jan 1926

Birth of daughter Infant GREEN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.10

6th Jan 1926

Death of daughter Infant GREEN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.10

4th Feb 1928

Death of Lillie Harriet CAIN in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.7,10

4th Oct 1928

Married Minnie F AKERS in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.7

7th Mar 1934

Died in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.1,7,8

after 7th Mar 1934

Buried in Curtis Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas.1

Other facts




Born in Indian Territory.4


  • Betty Jackson Hess mentions in her letters that Jim (James or J D) Green was a son of one of Talitha Green Jackson's brothers.  But none of the brothers I have info on has a child named James or J D.  Later information obtained in August 2008 from a descendant of James D filled out information on the family, indicating that Mollie's father was named James Daniel.

    One or more genealogies have as Jim's birthplace Indian City, Payne, Oklahoma.  There is no such place.  This place is also stated in the same genealogies as the place of death for several individuals even in my family, when we know definitely their places of death or burial in other locations.  This appears to be the result simply of sloppy mechanical merging with no research verification.

    I have been unable to locate an actual city named Indian City, in Payne or any other Oklahoma County. I am aware of the commercial Indian City, near Anadarko (Caddo County), which is a demonstration village and arts presentation center for tourists. I have also seen this location listed for certain individuals born in the Unassigned Lands of Indian Territory-Oklahoma Territory. This designation is an error.

    There was no Payne County until 1898, when it was initially created as County #6 of Oklahoma Territory.  This same scenario has been confirmed by the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce.

    James Daniel Green was understood by his descendants to be a full-blood Chickasaw born in Indian Territory.  However, the censuses recording J D and his family list them all as White.

    I have noted that in states other than Oklahoma, there are few enumerations of people with the designation "Indian," with only two designations being common, "White" or "Black" (also recorded as "Negro" in some years or locales).  Other families named Green who were Indian are clearly so designated.  It is not very likley that James Daniel was full-blood Native American, with blue eyes (WWI draft registration).

    This report of J D as a full-blood Indian would indicate that James Daniel Green is not related, at least directly, to the Green line of Toliver and his sons and daughter Talitha.  Some of that family also did later marry Chickasaw women, which I also report in this genealogy.  Others Greens married Choctaws.  However, in some censuses, J D's father and mother are both reported as born in Georgia, where the other line of Greens came from.

    The connection of J D with Cooke County might also indicate some connection we have not discovered, since after migrating from Georgia, Toliver Green lived in Cooke County, Texas, being reported there in the 1860 census and at least through 1866 on tax and military rolls.

    Betty Jackson Hess reported in Letter 1 and Letter 8 (private collection) that she remembered three children of J D Green, Andrew and Oscar and a daughter Mollie.  I had in the meantime found information on J D (Jim) Green in some censuses and burial information on Jim and two wives in the Weatherford Cemetery registries.  I continued working with two cousins on the Jackson side to uncover more details on the identity of these Greens.

    In August 2008, Marion Mixon obtained family genealogy information from a descendant of James Daniel, Houston Green.  This information reported a son named Jacob Andrew and a son named Oscar Landon.  These match the two sons that Betty Jackson Hess remembered.  However, I see Houston lists one child of Hattie (the maiden name is reported in Houston's information as Cain, while the info on the cemetery register erroneously indicates her parents were named Lane).

    There was no child named Mollie reported, but the daughter of J D Green and Hattie in this genealogy was Mary Louise.  Mary L is also recorded in the household in the 1930 census.  (See below.)  Mollie is a common nickname for Mary and would refer to Mary Louise.

    Betty says of J D:  "He was the same age as my sister Bessie. She was born in 1896."  (James D's age in censuses indicate a birth in 1898.  The Green family genealogy obtained later from Houston Green reports J D's birth date as 10 May 1877, and this date is reported on his gravestone.)  Andrew's cemetery listing in the Curtis Cemetery register gives his info as b February 26, 1898 d February 18, 1983 "husband of Essie."  This matches Andrew's age in the 1910 census, age 12 (born abt 1898) and the 1920 census, age 21 (born abt 1899).  This matches Betty's information about Andrew Green.

    J D Green's info in the same cemetery (next page in the data sheet) reports:
    J D Green b May 10 1877 d March 7 1934.
    This puts him about age 21 at the birth of Andrew.  This birth date differs from that reported in 1918 on his WWI draft registration card in Navarro County, Texas, which reports 10 May 1875.

    J D and Arilla show up in the 1900 census in Weatherford.  This informs us that Andrew was born in Weatherford.  Birth dates here don't match the family information for James Daniel and Andrew, being two years earlier for both.  Arilla (Arrelia) is reported with the correct month and year from the family information.

    1900 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 15 June, Weatherford Ward 4, District 67, page 22B, 404 Eureka St, Hse #443, Fam #449
    Green, James Head W M May 1875  24  Married 4 years  Ind Territory Arkansas  Missouri  Day Laborer Rents Home
    Green, Arrellia Wife W F  Dec 1876  43 Married 4 years  1 child  TX TX TX
    Green, Andrew Son W M Dec 1896  3 TX Ind Terr TX

    In 1910 we find Jim in Cooke County, Texas, married to a wife born in Texas, and all his children are reported born in Texas in both the 1910 and 1920 census.  The sons Andrew and Oscar reported by Betty Hess are reported in the 1910 census.  In this census the state of birth for both paretns has changed to Georgia.

    1910 Federal Census, Cooke County, Texas, 30 April, Justice Precinct 5, District 60, page 10A, Hse #126, Fam #130
    Green, James D Head M W 34 Married 13 yrs OK GA GA General Farm Laborer Owns [b abt 1876]
    Green, Liza R  Wife  F W 33 Married 13 yrs  Borne 5 children/3 living  TX TN MO [b abt 1877]
    Green, Andrew  son M W 12 TX OK TX [b abt 1898]
    Green, Oscar L  son M W 8 TX OK TX [b abt 1902]
    Green, Jesse J Dau F W 4 TX OK TX [b abt 1906]

    There is a third child, Jesse J, reported as a daughter, even though the spelling is a male name.  (Later information from Houston Green indicates her full name was Jessie Jewel.)  Jessie is also in the 1920 census, still with Andrew and Oscar, just as Betty said.

    In Letter 8 extra notes Betty Hess refers to Jim Green's wife as Rillie Bridgeman:  "I remember Jim Green's wife's name.  She was Rillie Bridgeman."  I found her as well as Jim's second wife in Cemetery Records for Parker County.

    Rillie is Arilla, Jim's first wife, buried in City Greenwood Cemetery.  Born Dec 6, 1876, died Jun 27, 1914, noted as "wife of J D Green."  In 1910 the wife of James D Green is transcribed by Ancestry as Leya R, but this is probably meant to be Liza R.  The R would be for Rillie, a nickname for Arilla, by which Betty Jackson Hess refers to James' wife in her letters.  Birth year from the age of Liza R in the 1910 census is abt 1877, which matches the gravestone birth date of Dec 6, 1876.

    In 1918, when James registered for the WWI draft, his wife is Lillie Green.  This is his second wife, Lillie Harriet Cain

    U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    James Daniel Green
    Race White Residence Barry, Navarro County, Texas
    Age 43, born 10 May 1875 (no location reported)
    Farmer, employed by Joe Farmer, Barry, Texas
    Wife Mrs Lillie Green
    Height 5.8", Medium Build, Blue Eyes, Black Hair
    Registered 12 September 1918 (location unreadable) Navarro County

    1920 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 9 January, Weatherford Ward 1, District 61, page 8A, 107 Cypress St, Hse #145, Fam #167
    Green, Jim D  Head Rents  M W 44 Married OK OK OK Laborer [b abt 1876]
    Green, Lillie  Wife F W 23 Married at age 23 TX OK TX No Occupation [b abt 1897]
    Green, Andrew  son M W 21 Single TX OK TX Foreman, Oil Field [b abt 1899]
    Green, Oscar  son M W 18 Single TX OK TX Laborer At Home [b abt 1902]
    Green, Jessie J Dau F W 12 Single TX OK TX No Occupation [b abt 1902]

    The head of the family is listed in 1920 as Jim D Green, matching our James D Green of 1910.  No Mollie is listed yet in these censuses, and we later learn that Mollie must be a nickname for the daughter of James Daniel's second wife Hattie Cain.  This daughter is reported in the Green family information as Mary Louise, born in 1923.

    In the Curtis Cemetery records (Weatherford, Texas) we find Jim's second wife Hattie, which Betty refers to on p 2 of Letter 8.  "Jim Green married Hatty Cane."  (Initially I understood Betty's unsteady handwriting to be saying Lane.  Then in September 2008, Houston Green, a descendant of JD Green sent family information that gave Hattie's name as Hattie Cain.  So I expect the name Betty wrote in her letter was Hatty Cane.  I will use the spelling Cain in the Green family genealogy.)

    The Curtis Cemetery register lists Green, Hattie Harriet (and we know Hattie is a nickname for Harriet, also).  Annotation on the grave/register gives her husband's name as Jim D.

    Hattie/Harriet was born on November 20 1893 and died on February 4, 1928.  [This death date matches the date given in family information from Houston Green]  This places her as the second wife of Jim Green, since Rillie died in 1914.

    This would mean that Rillie is the wife (Leya R) in the 1910 census for James D Green, and Hatty is the second wife in the 1920 census.  The names were different, but I had no way to probe for identity.  The interesting thing is the wife in 1920 is called Lillie.  This led me to surmise that was a second name besides Hattie for Harriet.  Maybe she was Lillie Harriet or Harriet Lillie.  Some genealogies do report her as Lillie Harriet.

    A problem with this is that the later-obtained information from Houston Green reports that James Daniel did not marry Hattie until 1921.  Perhaps the family recorded the date wrong or misread it in transcribing it from the Family Bible, which is stated to be the source of the information.  But their daughter Mary Louise (Mollie) was not born until 1923, which matches better with a marriage in 1921.

    Then another factor that further argues against this Lillie being Hattie Cain is the birth date.  Lillie is age 23, meaning born about 1897.  But the birth date on Hattie Green's grave is 1893.  But if this wife of 1920 is not Hattie Cain, then that means James Daniel Green had another wife between Arilla and Hatty, which the family information does not report.  I cannot find any death information for a Lillie Green.  So this is still uncertain.

    No connection has yet been found between Jim Green and the line of Toliver Green, whose daughter married Abe Jackson, whose descendants Jim Green also seems to be related to.  There is one discrepancy in what Betty Jackson Hess says.  She comments that Andrew was born in Tennessee.  The children of James Green, Andrew, Oscar and Jessie, are all born in Texas.  This would be consistent with our Greens from Georgia.

    All census reports say Jim was born in Indian Territory (Oklahoma).  Census vary on the birthplace of his parents.

    1930 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 4 April, Weatherford Ward 4, District 4, page 3A, 114 Eureka St, Hse #57, Fam #64
    Green, Jim D Head Rents $5 M W  55 First married at age 22 OK OK OK Farmer [b abt 1975]
    Green, Minnie Wife F W  45 First married at age 16 TX TX MO [b abt 1985]
    Green, Mary L F W 7 Single TX OK TX [b abt 1923]
    Green, Felix M W 14 Single TX OK TX [b abt 1916]

    Mary L Green is the daughter of Lillie Harriett Cain.  Felix appears to be Minnie's son from her first marriage, and should be designated as Jim's stepson rather than his son, or perhaps an adopted son.

    The birth date on Jim's grave is different from that in earlier sources in his life.  His WWI registration gives his birth date as 10 May 1875.

    James D "Jim" Green
    Birth May 10, 1877
    Death Mar 7, 1934
    Children Baby Girl Green (1926 - 1926)
    Burial Curtis Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas
    Created by B Oct 25, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #79299187, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=GREE&GSfn=J&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=46&GScntry=4&GSsr=321&GRid=79299187&&ftm=1


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