Glad to hear from you.I see you have posted on some of the other forums I am interested in, namely Green.I have several posts on there, but I think a couple of them are under my old email address.
First I need to correct a mistake, which was only partially my fault.Benjamin Green and Isabella Hugill were married in 1835.The index entry I found online contained a typo, which I found when I ordered a copy of the newspaper announcement.
You are probably the third person who I have corresponded with who has asked why Ebenezer Hugill Orne had the middle name Hugill.From my research into the families of southwestern Wisconsin in the 1830s, here is my best response!In the 1836 territorial census of Wisconsin, living within just a few households of each other, were the Robert Robinson Green family, The Benjamin Green family, the Thomas Hugill family (Isabella's brother), the Thomas Cruson family (Catherine Ann Green was his wife), the Benjamin Farmer family (believed to be the father of Robert Rovbinson Green's first wife, Cinderella Farmer), and the Ebenezer M. Orne family.This particular census is theclosest 'proof' that I have found on some of the relationships we have established.
I believe Ebenezer Hugill Orne was given the middle name Hugill because his father and the Hugills, probably Thomas and Isabella's father, were good friends.In the Grant County history book there is mention of them as being founders of one of the first churches in Platteville.
I have extablished Robert and Elizabeth Green as the parents of the said Green children, based on my reasearch into my third great-grandfather, Robert Robinson Green.His wife's Indian War widow's pension application states he was born at Kettle Creek, Cumnberland County, Kentucky on August 10, 1811.The birthdate is consistent with every other record I have, and it is the only document with a specific location in Kentucky.The 1810 and 1820 censuses place him as a son of Robert Green who was in Cumberland County in 1810 and in Monroe County in 1820.He probably didn't move, Monroe County was formed from the area of Cumberland where he lived.There is a Jane Green who married William Murley who may be the elder Robert's sister, but no proof yet, except they were neighbors.
Robert's wife's name was established as Elizabeth through deed book entries which state Robert Green and wife Elizabeth, this from about 1817.
Where do you fit in?I am guessing the Orne branch.Have you corresponded with anyone else?I am guessing yes, as it looks like you have some of my data already regarding Robert Robinson Green.
I was under the impression that Ebenezer and Elizabeth only had three children together, of course, I could be wrong.
As for Elizabeth's maiden name being Wingfield. I have not been able to place her with any specific Wingfield family yet.Can you elaborate?I have a cousin who is travelling to Virginia nad other points south in October and he would love to be able to do some research on our Greens and Wingfields.
Please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org as we have much to discuss.