John Elias GREEN George McSwain GREEN Mary Polly GREEN Nancy GREEN William Henry GREEN David Howell GREEN Hannah McSwain GREEN James McSwain GREEN Judith McSwain GREEN John Elias GREEN Joseph G GREEN Susanna BRIDGES Eunice Elizabeth GREEN Judith Moore MCSWAIN Mini tree diagram

Thomas GREEN2,3

17th Jun 18361,2,3,4 - Apr 18651

Life History

17th Jun 1836

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

24th Dec 1857

Married Susanna BRIDGES in Rutherford County, North Carolina.5

Apr 1865


Body was not brought home


  • I note that Matt Cornwell states in his Cornwell and Denton Family Tree, which includes many Greens, that Thomas was killed in battle in the Civil War and his body was not brought back home.  The compilation of Rutherford County Marriages, however, reports that both Thomas and his wife Susan (Susanna) Bridges were buried in Boiling Springs Cemetery (Cleveland County, North Carolina).

    They are listed in the 1860 census with their children in Cleveland County, North Carolina.  Also in the household are Thomas' brother John Elias and his wife Sarah Boswell McSwain.  The census reports that both the wives are illiterate.

    1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina, 11 August, page 129 (scan 381), Hse/Fam # 922
    Thomas Green Jr 24 M Farmer $300 Real Estate $195 Personal b NC
    Susan Green 23 F  b NC Cannot read or write
    John Green 28 M  b NC $315 Real Estate $247 Personal
    Sarah Green 25 F  b NC Cannot read or write
    Clemens Green 5 M  b NC
    L L Green 4 F  b NC
    Jas M Green 2 M  b NC
    Wm D F Green 6 months M  b NC

    The two older children are John and Sarah's.  Matt Cornwell tells us that they were married in 1852.  The two younger ones are Thomas and Susan's children.  Cornwell reports that they married in 1857.

    I don't know what the Jr was meant to indicate on Thomas' name.  His father was John Elias Green.  There is another Thomas Green on this page, listed as Thomas Green Sr.  But this person is age 27, only 3 years older than Thomas Green Jr.  The one designated Sr is married to Jacintha S.


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Matt Cornwell,
  • 2. RootsWeb ID: I374 -- John Elias Green
    • Location: No longer Online;
  • 3. 1860 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 11 August, page 129 (scan 381), Hse/Fam # 922
  • 4. 1850 Federal Census, Cleveland County, North Carolina
    • 27 August, page 296-297 (scan 148-149), Hse/Fam #473
  • 5. Marriages of Rutherford County, North Carolina 1779-1868
    • Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc.; Location: Baltimore; Date: 1986;;

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