Carroll County Biographies

James Green
York Township

James Green, of York Township, traces his ancestry to England, being the son of Hazel, the son of Charles, the son of Rignal; one brother came over from England in Colonial times, and located in Virginia, where Charles Green, the paternal grandfather of our subject, was born. He married Miss M. Butt, and soon afterward, about 1804, they removed to Licking County in the new State of Ohio, which had been admitted to the Union two years previously. There they reared their family and spent the remainder of their lives.

Hazel Green, the father of our subject, was born in Virginia, July 22, 1795 and when a youth of seventeen entered the army as a teamster in the War of 1812-14. Later he developed into an active soldier, and participated among others in the battle of Lake Erie, under Gen. William H. Harrison, who afterward became President of the United States. He was one of the soldiers who were almost starved during the siege of Ft. Crogan. After the conflict was ended he returned to Licking County, and was married, Jan. 3, 1818, to Miss Susanna Mullen. They became the parents of twelve children, eleven of whom are living. The father died in Licking County, Aug. 9, 1841; the mother is still living making her home with her youngest daughter, Mrs. Pate, in Whiteside County. Ill.; and although sbe has arrived at the advanced age of ninety two years, she is in good health, remarkably active, can see to read her Bible readily, and hears almost as well as anyone. She has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church many years. She was born in Germany, Aug. 5, 1797, and came to the United States with her parents, James and Charity (Hoover) Mullen, who located first in Pennsylvania, then removed to Virginia, and from there to Licking County, Ohio, where they spent their last days.

James Green, our subject, was born in Licking County, Ohio, Oct. 10, 1825, and came to this county in November, 1851. He selected a tract of land in York Township. then returned to his native State and sojourned until the fall of 1852. Then, bringing with him his mother, four sisters and one brother, he came back to this county, and prepared to establish a permanent bome. He labored in common with tbe pioneers about him, cultivating land, making fences, erecting buildings, planting forest and fruit trees, and finally, on the 12th of November, 1857, was married to Mrs. Keziah (Judson) Jenkins. The wife of our subject was born in Cayuga County, N. Y., in July, 1830, and was first married to Benjamin P. Jenkins, by whom she had one son, Benjamin P., who is now a resident of Brown County, Neb.

To our subject and his wife Keziah there were born eight children, namely: Helen; Huldah, who died at the age of about eight years; Sigle; Eugene, who died when an infant; Grant, who died when a year old; Ada; James and Ida, wbo are now at home. Miss Ada Green is a teacher, employed in tbe schools of Savanna. Sigle is in the employ of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway at that place; James has been a student in Mt. Morris Academy; Helen married Lambert Embick, and lives in Leaf River, Ogle County, ILL: Sigel married Augusta Boyce, and resides in Savanna. The mother of these children departed this life at her home in York Township, Sept. 24, 1876. Mr. Green contracted a second matrimonial alliance in 1881, with Miss Azubah Thompson.

The farm of our subject embraces 360 acres of finely cultivated land, and he also has thirty acres of timber elsewhere in the township. The home place is well improved with comfortable buildings. Prior to the war he affiliated with the Democratic party, but during the late civil conflict allied himself with the Republicans, aud has since given his support to the party of union and freedom.

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