This is in response to a posting of Marie Bayles, post #19422 and to my posting October 31, 2010, post #19249
Research by Richard W. Davis
I do have information on your ancestors John Green and his wife Elizabeth Collins.John was probably the son of Thomas Green (c1733-c1791) of Fauquier County, Virginia.I have put together the probable sons of Thomas from Revolutionary War pensions, tax records, deed records, court records, etc.
I believe I know the father of Thomas Green, but I am still working on that, so I will save that for another post.
If anyone has additions or corrections to this family, please contact me. Richard Davisrichnlisad@comcast.net
Here is the family;
Thomas Green, b. c1733. d. c1791, Fauquier, Virginia.He was sued at Prince William County, Virginia on 3 Oct 1761 by Thomas Carver.On 27 Mar 1762, Thomas Green sued Thomas James at Fauquier County for trespass, assault and battery.On 23 Jul 1762 at Fauquier County Thomas Green wanted to be paid for two days attendance as a witness for Absolem Raney.On 25 Nov 1763 William Carr sued Thomas Green for debt at Fauquier County.On 24 Jun 1766, Thomas Green sued Edwin Young for trespass, assault and battery at Fauquier County.On 14 Aug 1784, Benjamin Harrison sold to Benjamin George and Hannah his wife, a lease of land in Fauquier County with witness Thomas Green.Thomas Green and James Green were witnesses to a deed at Prince William County on 28 Sep 1791 when John Thornberry of Fauquier County sold to Henry Thornberry of Prince William County, land in Prince William County.He was taxed at Fauquier County in 1782 with 1 slaves, 3 horses and 8 cattle, in 1783 with 1 slave, 3 horses and 10 cattle, in 1785 with 1 slave, 3 horses and 9 cattle, in 1786 with 3 slaves, 6 horses and 8 cattle, in 1787 with 3 slaves, 6 horses and 14 cattle and a white age 16-21 named Jesse Green, in 1788 with 2 whites over 21 (himself included), 3 slaves and 6 horses, in 1789 he paid the tax for James Green and had 4 slaves and 1 horse, in 1790 he paid the tax for John Jones.He was not taxed at Fauquier County in 1791 or 1792.
1.James Green, b. c1755.He was living in South Carolina in 1792.Richard Young wrote his will at Culpeper County, Virginia in 23 Jan 1775 and it was proved 18 Sep 1775 and he left land to his wife Mary and at her death it was to go to John Wigington and to "my former wife's two brothers, my godson Thomas Green and his brother Caleb Green" he left land on Little Battle Run in Culpeper County.He also mentioned his grandson Richard Young Wigington the son of the above John Wigington.Richard Young was married to Elizabeth Green (b. c1727) sister of Thomas Green (probable father of James). On 31 Dec 1792 at Culpeper County, James Green of the state of South Carolina (signed his name) sold to Morton Pickett and Joseph Blackwell, 300 acres on the Little Battle Run in Culpeper County whereon tenants William Duncan, John Smith and William Atwood live (purchased of John Roberts by Richard Young and willed to Caleb Green and Thomas Green who died without a will and the whole fell to said James Green and George Green and their heirs).He was probably the James Green living at Prince William County in 1787 next to George Green.In 1789 at Fauquier County, Thomas Green paid the tax for James Green. Thomas Green and James Green were witnesses to a deed on 28 Sep 1791 when John Thornberry of Fauquier County sold to Henry Thornberry of Prince William County, land in Prince William County.James is not found in Fauquier County after 1791.He was probably the James Green who lived at Pendleton County, South Carolina in 1800 and who later moved to Baldwin County, Georgia.
2.Thomas Green, b. c1757, Fauquier County.d. 11 Sep 1777, Brandywine, Pennsylvania.He was a soldier and killed at the Battle of Brandywine near Philadelphia.
3.John Green, b. c1759, Fauquier County.d. 12 Jan 1817, Pendleton County, Kentucky.He married Elizabeth Collins (Mar 1768-2 Mar 1854, Clark County), daughter of Thomas Collins on 15 May 1785 at the home of Stephen Lee, a kinsman and guardian of Elizabeth.Elizabeth was buried in the Green cemetery near Becknerville, Kentucky. John's widow Elizabeth applied for a Revolutionary War pension and mentioned the soldier's cousin John Gibson, and she also stated that their first born son was born 16 Jun 1786 and was named Thomas Collins Green after his uncle Thomas Green who was killed at Brandywine and after his grandfather Thomas Collins and a second son was born 2 years and 14 days after the first and they named him Jesse P., a son Edmund was born in Culpeper County on 1 Mar 1792 and she had two other sons and a daughter born after Edmond who she "thought not necessary to give".She named the death date of her husband as 15 Jan 1817 at Pendleton County, Kentucky. She stated that both she and her husband were born and raised in Fauquier County, Virginia and they moved from there to Culpeper County then to Kentucky.On 30 Jan 1844 at Clark County, Kentucky, Elizabeth Green age 74 declared that she is widow of John Green who served under Col. Morgan in the Rev War.She stated that after the death of her husband in 1817 she moved from Pendleton County to Clark County.They had 5 sons and one daughter.After 1788 they moved from Fauquier County to Culpeper County and lived there several years on John Ward's land and then they moved back to Fauquier County until the fall of 1805 and then the whole family moved to Kentucky.John was taxed at Fauquier County in 1783 with one horse, 1785 with one horse.He was not taxed at Fauquier County from 1786 to 1788.He was taxed at Fauquier County in 1789 with two horses, in 1790 with 2 horses, 1791 with 2 horses. He was taxed at Fauquier County in 1792 with 1 horse, in 1793 with 2 horses, in 1794 with 1 horse next to his father Thomas.He was not taxed at Fauquier County in 1795 or 1796.He was taxed in 1799 with 2 horses at Fauquier County.Elizabeth Green, age 80 was listed with Edmond Green age 60 at Clark County, Kentuckyin the 1850 census.Elizabeth stated in her pension papers in 1849 in her 80th year that her husband John and John's brother Thomas Green enlisted for three years together and that when Thomas was killed in the Battle of Brandywine on 11 Sep 1777 that John was not in action in the battle but was on baggage guard that day.She stated that John was at the Battles at Germantown and Monmouth in General Sullivan's Division and at the conclusion of his service he returned home to Fauquier County, Virginia (the place of his nativity).She also stated that her husband could not write and always made his mark.She also stated that they moved from Fauquier County to Culpeper County and from then to the upper end of Fauquier County again near Chester's Gap on the Blue Ridge and from thence to Kentucky in 1805 (in the fall).On 25 Jun 1849 at Clark County, Thomas C. Green, Jesse P. Green and Edmond Green appeared before the court to declare the deposition of Elizabeth Green.
4.George Green, b. 15 Jan 1763, Fauquier County, Virginia.He applied for a Rev War pension on 4 Apr 1833, age 70 in Abbeville District, South Carolina and stated that he resided in Prince William County, Virginia in 1781 when he enlisted and was "born in neighboring county of Fauquier County in 1762".On 10 Apr 1837 he was living in Talbot County, Georgia.The pension papers show that he was born 15 Jan 1763 and that he was mustered out of the service on 13 Apr 1783 in Massachusetts.He may be the George Green who showed up and was taxed at Prince William County in 1787 as Jr over age 21 with 3 horses next to James Green and the other Greens. He was taxed there in 1788 with 2 horses next to Sarah Green, George Green Sr and James Green.He was called Jr in 1789 at Prince William County with 2 horses next to Sarah Green, James Green Jr and James Green. He was taxed there in 1790 with 6 slaves, 4 horses and then is not taxed there after 1790.He was taxed at Fauquier County in 1799.He was taxed at Stafford County for the first time in 1806 with 2 tithables and 3 horses.He may be the George Green taxed at Fauquier County (to mountain) in 1796 with one horse.
5.Jesse Green, b. 1767.In 1787 at Fauquier County he was age 16-21 when Thomas Green paid his tax.In 1788 he was age 21 or over when Thomas Green paid his tax.He was not taxed at Fauquier County after 1788.
6.[?] Whitson Green, b. c1775.William Foote paid the tax for Whitson Green at Fauquier County in 1799.He married Elizabeth Shumate on 13 Mar 1804 at Fauquier County.