James Moore GREEN Edgar GREEN Narcissus GREEN John GREEN James William GREEN Ollie Maude GREEN Mini tree diagram

Martha Rebecca JOHNSON4,5,2,1

about 18422 - 19151,3

Life History

about 1842

Born in Virginia.2

28th Dec 1871

Married James Moore GREEN in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.11,1

Jun 1874

Birth of son Edgar GREEN in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.4

8th Dec 1875

Birth of daughter Narcissus GREEN in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.4,6


Birth of son John GREEN in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.7,1,1


Death of son John GREEN in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.1

30th May 1879

Birth of son James William GREEN in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.8

after 1880

Birth of daughter Ollie Maude GREEN in Pittsylvania County, Virginia

3rd Dec 1901

Death of James Moore GREEN in Cherokee County, South Carolina.9,1,10


Died in Dryfork, Pittsylvania, Virginia.1,3


Buried in Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery, Dryfork, Pittsylvania, Virginia.1


  • After James was discovered by one of his children from his North Carolina family, Gilead, he asked forgiveness from Martha and returned to do the same to his first wife Hannah.  The 1900 census reports Martha as divorced, so this must have been the legal disposition of their marriage in Virginia.  The census shows her living with two of here children who are still single, making a living on their rented farm.  Note that she reports herself as born in 1840 (no month) and 60 years old, but his is inconsistent with previous documents reporting her age.

    1900 Federal Census, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 26 June, District 90, Tunstall Magisterial District, page 20A, Hse #387, Fam #390
    Green, Martha Head W F  [no month] 1840 60 4 children/4 living VA VA VA Renting Farm
    Green, Edgar Son W M June 1874 25 Single VA VA VA Farm Laborer
    Green, Narcissa Dau W F [no month] 1877 23 Single VA VA VA

    I was unable to find death or burial information on Martha, even in the genealogies, and here her grandson was helpful.  Doug Green had contacted me near the end of July with some good information and we corresponded for some time.  I asked him about these details, and he gave me burial information,.

    "John died at birth.  Martha is buried at Hopewell Methodist Church at the intersections of Dryfork Rd and Hopewell Rd, Dryfork, Pittsylvania County VA."
    --  Doug Green, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, August 2009

    With this information I was able to look up the records in the particular cemetery and found that she and Narcissa (Narcissus) were buried in the same cemetery.  Since Narcissa's name was given as Green, this also indicated she had never married.

    Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Narcissa (Sissie) Green  1881  1916
    Martha Rebecca Green  1842  1915
    --  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vapittsy/cemeteries.htm


  • 1. Email Sources
  • 2. 1880 Federal Census, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
    • 14 June, Tunstall Magisterial District, Enumeration District 175, page 28, Hse/Fam # 252
  • 3. Hopewell United Methodist (Dryfork, Virginia) Cemetery Register
    • Name: Name: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vapittsy/cemeteries.htm;;
  • 4. 1900 Federal Census, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
    • 26 June, District 90, Tunstall Magisterial District, page 20A, Hse #387, Fam #390
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
  • 6. Ancestry Trees
    • Marshall Family, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/8702297/person/-440809724
  • 7. Ancestry Trees
    • Thomas and Hamrick, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/7557398/person/-1072768579?ssrc=&ftm=1
  • 8. Ancestry Trees
    • Hamrick, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/9543437/person/-783717414?ssrc=&ftm=1
  • 9. 1880 Federal Census, York County, South Carolina
    • 15 June, Cherokee Township, p 25, Hse/Fam #239
  • 10. Gravestone of James Moore Green, Antioch Cemetery, Blackburg, Cherokee County, SC
  • 11. Marriage License of James M Green and Rebecca Johnson

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