James Moore GREEN Preston GREEN Katie Alice MURRELL Squire Gilead GREEN Edward GREEN Asenith GREEN Hannah MCSWAIN Mini tree diagram

James Reuben GREEN1,2,3,4,5,6

5th Oct 18641,2,3,4,5,6 - 27th Aug 19252,4,5,6

Life History

5th Oct 1864

Born in Grover, Cleveland, North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5,6

27th Aug 1925

Died in Ellensboro, Rutherford County, North Carolina.2,4,5,6

28th Aug 1925

Buried in Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Ellenboro, Rutherford County, North Carolina.4,6

Other facts


Married Katie Alice MURRELL


  • Several genealogies report this person as James Reuben Green.  The 1880 census reverses the order of these with the listing of Reuben J.

    1870 Federal Census, York County, South Carolina, 20 August, Division 103, PO Yorkville, page 80 (scan 496), Hse #562, Fam # 553
    Green, James 27 M W Farming  No Real Estate  Personal Estate $100 b NC
    Green, Hannah 29 F W Keeping House b SC
    Green, Reuben 6 M W At Home b SC

    1880 Federal Census, York County, South Carolina, 15 June, Cherokee Township, p 25, Hse/Fam #239
    Green, Hannah W F 40 Keeping House NC NC NC (b abt 1840)
    Green, Preston W M 18 Son Works on Farm NC NC NC (b abt 1862)
    Green, Reuben J W M 15 Son Works on Farm NC NC NC (b abt 1865)

    North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975
    James Reuben Greene
    Residenec Ellensboro, Colfax Township, Rutherford County, NC, resident for 8 months
    Age 59
    Birth 5 Oct 1865 Grover, NC/Cherokee, SC
    [both these cities are given on this line; Grover is in Cleveland County, NC]
    Death 27 Aug 1925 Colfax; Ellenboro, Rutherford
    Cause of Death Tumor on head, Contributory General Paralysis
    Father James Greene, born Cleveland County, NC
    Mother Mcswain, born Cleveland County, NC
    Informant L T Green, Ellensboro, NC
    Burial Ellensboro, NC, 28 October 1925

    The place of birth entry is confusing, mentioning a town in North Carolina, Grover (in Cleveland County), then the neighboring county in South Carolina, each properly designated by state.  This may mean the exact place is not certain.  I have been in that area and know that until recntly, the actual border line was uncertain and in official dispute between the states.

    James Reuben Greene
    Birth Oct. 5, 1864
    Death Aug. 27, 1925

    Spouse Katie Alice Murrell Greene (1863 - 1955)

    William Edmund Greene (1892 - 1969)
    Joseph Reuben Greene (1893 - 1981)
    Lewis Thomas Greene (1896 - 1936)
    Charles Lee Greene (1897 - 1969)
    Elizabeth Vada Greene Wilkie (1900 - 1954)
    Mattie A. Greene Whitaker (1901 - 1994)
    Miley Moore Greene (1905 - 1978)

    Burial Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Ellenboro, Rutherford County, North Carolina

    Created by Sharon Apr 07, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #18810464, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=18810464

    Note that the date of birth on the gravestone is 5 October 1864, but on his death certificate it is written as 5 October 1865.

    North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004
    James R Greene
    Age 60, Date of Birth 5 October 1865
    Death 27 Aug 1925 Rutherford County, North Carolina


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