I apologize for making this long but there is some detail info to explain.My ggg grandfather was Jesse GREEN born about 1786 in Fairfax County, VA.
I discovered he was enlisted in the War of 1812.He enlisted in Frederick County, Virginia in 1812 and was honorably discharged 1814 in Pittsburgh, PA.This is the first solid evidence I have found before Jesse GREEN was married.
In 1820 he married Sarah DOWER in Frederick County, VA.My gg grandparents Isaac Newton GREEN & Sarah Ann STIGLER were married in Front Royal, VA in 1844.
About 1845-1846 his family moves to Clarksburg, Harrison County, WV.About March 1860 Jesse GREEN files a bounty land application with the Harrison County Court.
I hired a researcher to search the National Archives.She found this application in the unindexed bounty land files.Jesse GREEN had to have witnesses swear out an affidavit.The witnesses were David HOLDEN & John GRIFFIN who stated they were "personally acquainted" with Jesse GREEN.
David HOLDEN turned out to be Lemuel David HOLDEN born about 1813 in Harrison County, Virginia.He was son of Peter W. HOLDEN.Peter HOLDEN was son of Benjamin HOLDEN (a Baptist Minister).Peter W. HOLDEN was married twice, first to Nancy HICKMAN and second to Sarah Belle GREEN!!Sarah was born about 1802 and she first married to Presley CROPP.They were married in Fauquier County, Virginia.Sarah Belle GREEN CROPP HOLDEN died 11 Apr 1886 in Harrison County, WV.Her death certificate listed her parents as Robert & Lucy GREEN (probably Lucy EDMONDS).
I found 2 marriages in Fauquier County, Virginia that fit info on Sarah's death certificate.First marriage was Robert GREEN & Lucy BLACKWELL, second marriage was Robert GREEN & Lucy EDMONDS.I found a marriage for James GREEN & Elizabeth JONES married 28 Jan 1782 in Fairfax County, Virginia.This lines up with the info on Jesse GREEN War of 1812 enlistment papers.He was born about 4 years after James & Elizabeth were married.
Jesse GREEN died about 1868 in Clarksburg, WV.About 1869 the GREENs move in to the next county, Center Point, Doddridge County, WV.
I found a Doddridge County court document filed in 1876 by my gg grandfather Isaac N. GREEN against a Wilhaus GREEN.I believe this Wilhaus GREEN is actually Willis GREEN of Fauquier County.Willis GREENs family removed to Kentucky.
I need to verify if this Wilhaus GREEN is the same as Willis GREEN of Fauquier.If he is the same person, then I have locked down the family I am connected to.I believe it is Robert GREEN & Eleanor DUNN of Culpepper County, VA!!! I believe Sarah's father Robert GREEN & my Jesse GREEN were brothers.
Any information on James GREEN & Elizabeth JONES would be greatly appreciated.Thanks.