Meshack W GREEN Henry GREEN Elizabeth GREEN Israel William GREEN Zelpha Isabel FRASER Daniel John GREEN John GREEN Francy GREEN Mary GREEN Lucretia FRANKLIN Mini tree diagram
Thomas Ross GREEN

Thomas Ross GREEN1,2,2,3,4,5

17751,2,3,4 - 18501,2

Life History


Born in North Carolina.1,2,3,4

about 1800

Married Zelpha Isabel FRASER in Pendleton District, South Caroilina.2,3

15th Nov 1802

Birth of son Israel William GREEN in South Carolina.6,6,7,6,8

after 1823

Death of Zelpha Isabel FRASER in Belton, Pendleton District, South Carolina.2


Died in Belton, Pendleton District, South Carolina.1,2




  • 1820 Federal Census, Pendleton District, South Carolina, Enumeration Date 7 August 1820 7 (no date on page), p 37
    Thomas Greene
    Free White Persons
    - Males - Under 10:     2
    - Males - 10 thru 15:   1
    - Males - 16 thru 18:   1
    - Males - 16 thru 25:   2
    - Males - 26 thru 44:   1
    - Females - Under 10:   2
    - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
    - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
    - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
    Foreigners not Naturalized:     4
    Total Free White Persons:       12
    No Slaves, Colored:     12

    1850 Federal Census, Meriweather County, Georgia, 14 October, Division 59, p 755 (scan 378), Hse/Fam #1020
    Thomas Green 75 M Farmer $No Real Estate b SC [b abt 1775]
    Isabel Green 65 F b SC [b abt 1785]
    William Green 8 M b GA Farmer [b abt 1842]

    Thomas Ross Green
    Birth 1775 in North Carolina
    Death after 1850 in Belton, Anderson, South Carolina
    Parents Meshack Greene 1755-1799
    Lucretia Franklin 1755-1800
    Marriage to Zelpha Fraser 1800 in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina
    Birth 1780 in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina
    Death after 1823 in Belton, Anderson, South Carolina
    --  Shelly Cloud Family,

    "I, too, am checking on records on Meshack W. Greene and family. I am descended from his son, Thomas Green, Sr., Thomas Green, Jr., Amanda Green,Laura Bryant, etc. My record shows Lucretia's birth date to be 1755 in Pendleton, SC. If so, the marriage date you have [1753 in the tree in question] for her and Meshack can't be correct. ... I am trying to trace an American Indian connection. My ggrandmother is supposed to be part Indian and she looks it."
    --  Barbara Bell (barbell126), Comemnt on, 3 Sep 2006, accessed 29 January 2015

    There is a record of marriage of a Thomas Green who matches this son of Meshack and Lucretia, where the wife's name is Isabel.  It seems likely that this Isabel and Zelpha Fraser are the same person.  I am assuming so till a record can confirm that there was another Thomas Green who so closely matches our Thomas in age and location.  One limitation is that while places and names are provided, no marriage date is reported in this transcribed record in the collection.

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    Thomas Green
    Birth 1775 SC
    Spouse Name Isabel
    Spouse Birth 1785 SC
    Marriage SC [no date]

    Pendleton District, named after US Judge Henry Pendleton, is a former judicial district in South Carolina. It existed as a county or a district from 7 March 1789 to 20 December 1826.
    In the colonial period, the land around the coast was divided into parishes corresponding to the parishes of the Church of England. There were also several counties that had judicial and electoral functions.

    As people settled the backcountry, judicial districts and additional counties were formed. This structure continued and grew after the Revolutionary War. In 1800, all counties were renamed as districts. In 1868, the districts were converted back to counties. The South Carolina Department of Archives and History has maps that show the boundaries of counties, districts, and parishes starting in 1682.

    Pendleton County was created on 7 March 1789 in the former Indian lands. It included the current Anderson and Pickens counties and all but about 70 square miles (180 km2) along the Chattooga River of Oconee County. The land along the Chattooga belonged the Cherokee and Creek peoples. Pendleton County was attached to Abbeville.

    On 19 February 1791, Pendleton County became part of the new Washington District, which also included most of Greenville County. On 1 January 1800, Washington District was disbanded. Pendleton County and Greenville County were renamed as districts.

    On 19 December 1816, Pendleton District gained the Indian lands along the Chattooga. Finally, on 20 December 1826, the Pendleton District was abolished and replaced by Anderson and Pickens Districts. Pickens District incorporated both the current Pickens and Oconee Counties.
    --  "Pendleton District, South Carolina," Wikipedia,,_South_Carolina


  • 1. Glenda Pool, William Green Genealogy
    • Name: private, received through Green-Bearden family channels;
  • 2. Ancestry Trees
  • 3. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • 4. 1850 Federal Census, Anderson District, South Carolina
    • 12 October, Western Division, p 161, Hse #1197, Fam #1201
  • 5. 1820 Federal Census, Pendleton District, South Carolina
    • 7 August 1820 7 (no date on page), p 37
  • 6. Email Sources
  • 7. 1850 Federal Census, Bienville Parish, Louisiana
    • 23 September, Western District, page 258B,Fam #172
  • 8. 1880 Federal Census, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
    • 8 June, Ward 3, District 11, page 9 (scan 272A), Hse/Fam #65

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