Biography - Nathaniel Green

NATHANIEL GREEN, merchant, Cobden, was born April 8, 1856, in Union County, Ill. His father, David, was born in North Carolina, and his mother, Elizabeth (Smith) Green, was a native of Missouri. The parents settled in what is now Union County in 1805, or rather the Green family settled then. The father erected the first store within the neighborhood of Cobden at what was known as Green's Crossing. He afterward, in partnership with one of his sons, transferred this store to the limits of Cobden, where he continued the business for some time. He died in 1877. The mother died in 1878, after having blessed Mr. Green with thirteen children, six of whom are living —Francis, Mary A., S. R., Walter G., Willis and Nathaniel. Our subject attended school at Cobden during his younger days, and clerked in his father's store. When reaching his majority, he began for himself, taking charge of a large stock of goods, which he has increased, making it one of the best lines in the town. He gives his personal attention to both the buying and selling, and consequently is successful. He has a general line of dry goods, notions, etc. He was married in 1879 to Mary Barker, a daughter of E. B. Barker, a resident of this precinct. The result of this union is two children — Emery D. and Bertha E. He owns a farm of 180 acres in this and Anna townships. He votes the Democratic ticket.

Extracted 26 Apr 2020 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 129.

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