Biography - F Green

F. W. GREEN, farmer, P. O. Jonesboro, was born October 26, 1834, in Union County, Ill., where his father, William Green, also was born in 1807, although the name of Union County was unthought of. The grandfather of our subject went from South Carolina to Kentucky, and finally, in 1805, he came to this country, settling in the northwest corner of what is now called Jonesboro Township, where he and his neighbors erected a kind of Indian fort for mutual protection from the wild beasts and wilder men who roamed through the forest. His two brothers, Thomas and Parish Green, established a ferry across the Mississippi River, at what is now called Willard's Landing, but the ferry is yet known to a, great many people as Green's old ferry. William Green was married in this county four times, viz.: Mary Witaker was his first wife, and is the mother of Florence W., who is our subject. His second wife was Cornelia C. Mounts, whose maiden name was Bennett; she was the mother of Mary, wife of John C. Miller, and William P. Mrs. Josephine Minton, whose maiden name was Clark, was the third wife; she was the mother of David M. His last wife was Permelia Peel. William Green died October 28, 1864. Our subject went to school in this county, where he was also joined in matrimony, January 17, 1865, to Miss Annetta Cover, who was born November 25, 1847, in Jonesboro. Her parents, Daniel D. and Mary (Craver) Cover, were farmers by occupation. The former came from Maryland, and the latter from North Carolina. Mrs. Green is the mother of seven children — Otis, born October 14, 1865; Daniel, April 19, 1867; Theron, January 22, 1869; John H., January 7, 1871; Florence E., October 15, 1873; James A., January 12, 1876; Lula A., February 25, 1878. Mr. Green is a member of Knights of Honor, Jonesboro Lodge, No. 1891. He has been Township Trustee, Treasurer and School Director. He has a good farm of 212 acres. In politics, he has been identified with the Democratic party.

Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, pages 100-101.

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