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Joseph GREEN

Male 1726 - 1771


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  • Name  Joseph GREEN 
    Born  18 Feb 1726  Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Cemetery  Bostic Brickyard Cemetery, Bostic, Rutherford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service  French and Indian War (Captain) 
    Died  29 Sep 1771  Buffalo Creek, Tryon Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From LeLa Whistnant's website: Joseph was among the earliest residents west of the Catawba. There are many records of him in the area in the 1750s and early 1760s. He was at least in the Charlotte, Mecklenburg County area by 1751 or 1752 to meet and marry Mary. Strong tradition says his son William was born in 1753 at their home on Buffalo Creek near the present NC-SC line in Cleveland County. There is evidence of a settlement there on Buffalo Creek north of the Broad River in 1754 when 26 people were killed in an Indian raid. Whether he originally settled on Buffalo Creek and moved north because of Indian problems is unclear. Most evidence puts Joseph further north in the German settlement near Beaverdam Creek in the early fifties. He was on the Capt. Samuel Corbin's militia list, now thought to be from 1753. When Burill Grigg died in 1756, Joseph had an account at his trading post on the south side of the Catawba at Rocky Ford as did his friend James McAfee. In 1758 he patented about 500 acres of land between Beaverdam Creek and Indian Creek in the northern portion of present day Gaston County. If Joseph were like most settlers, he had lived and worked that land for several years before actually receiving the grant. In the 1760's he sold this land to Christy and Peter Eaker, Jr. and settled or resettled permanently in the Buffalo Creek area. The log home Mary and her second husband, James McAfee, shared on Buffalo Creek may also may have been Joseph's before his death. Still standing in the 1980s, it was typical of many prosperous settlers in the area. Unlike the modern image of a one room cabin, it was two stories tall and contained four rooms with a hallway in the middle. 1st land grant dated 1753. Listed as married man in Samuel Cobrin's militia company in 1747 (1st militia company west of the Catawba River). Joseph was a member of Cobrin's militia, was listed as a Captain during the French and Indian War, and during January, 1770 term of court (Tryon County), Joseph wa s appointed Captain of the Militia. Also listed as "Ranger" during French and Indian War. At one time lived near Crouse, NC in Gaston County. Jan 1770 term of court - Joseph Green appointed Captain of Militia for Tryon County (records in office of Secretary of State of North Carol ina). McEntire's book says he was born in 1714 in Maryland. Possibly born in Tryon Co., NC. Buried in Green family cemetery near the brick yards at Bostic, NC. Father may have been Thomas, but there is no documented evidence

      Will of Joseph Green, Sr. Written 20 September 1771, Proved January 1772: In the name of God amen the twentieth Day of September one thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy one Joseph Green of Tryon County and province of North Carolina Planter Being Sick and Weak of body but perfect of mind and memory thanks be to God. Therefore Calling unto mind the Mortality of my body & that it is appointed for all men once to Die do make And ordain this my last Will and testament that is to say Principally and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and Decent manner at the discretion of my Executors Not Doubting but at the General Resurrection I Shall receive the Same Again by the Mighty Power of God and as touching Such Wourdly (sic) Estate Wherewith it Has Pleased God to bless me in this life I give Demise and Dispose of the same in [the following manner & form] First I Give and bequeath to Mary my Dearly Beloved wife the sum of One Hundred Pounds to be raised And levied out of my Estate likewise I Give and bequeath unto William Green my Dearly and Well beloved Son the sum of One Hundred Pounds to be raised And levied out of my Estate likewise I Give and bequeath Unto Anne Green my Dearly and well beloved Daughter the Sum of One Hundred Pounds to be raised And levied out of my Estate likewise I Give and bequeath unto Abraham Green my Dearly and well beloved Son the Sum of One Hundred Pounds to be raised And levied out of my Estate likewise I Give and bequeath unto Isaac Green my Dearly and well beloved Son the Sum of One Hundred Pounds to be raised And levied out of my Estate likewise I Give and bequeath unto Mary Green my Dearly and well beloved Daughter the Sum of One Hundred Pounds to be raised And levied out of my Estate likewise I Give and bequeath unto Jacob Green my Dearly and well beloved Son the Sum of One Hundred Pounds to be raised And levied out of my Estate likewise I Give and bequeath unto Joseph Green my Dearly and well beloved Son the Sum of One Hundred Pounds to be raised And levied out of my Estate Will that Abraham Isaac Jacob Mary & Joseph be sent to School and learnt (sic) to Read and Write a good Commendable Hand and to Cypher so far as the Rule of three and that to be paid out of my Whole Estate be valued and that the sums above mentioned be paid out of lands and tenaments and make and ordain my well beloved wife Mary Green and my Well beloved brother James McEntire my only Executors of this my last Will and testament and I Do Hearby Utterly Disallow Revoke and Disannul All and Every other former Wills and testaments and legacies and bequests & Executors by me in any Ways before this time Named Willed and bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no Other to be my last Will and testament in Witness Whereof I have Hereunto Set my Hand and Seal the Day and year first above Written.

      Signed Seales published pronounced and Declared by the sd. Joseph Green as his last Will and testamnet in ye precense of us the Subscribers Viz

      Joseph Green (His mark) Henry Reynolds (His mark) Alaxander Mcander Robt McAfee jurrate -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Tryon Co., NC (Transcribed by Roy Books, P. O. Box 661, Forest City, NC 28043)

      The Will of Joseph Green being produced in open court was proved by oaths of Robert McAfee, Henry Reynolds & Alexr. McEntire. Ordered that Letters Testamentary issue to Mary Green wife and relict of said deceased, and James McEntire, Esqr. for all and singular the goods and chattles, rights and credits of the said deceased. Took oath of Executor. Ordered that James McEntire, Esquire, be appointed guardian of William Green according to his choice in open court, also guardian of Abraham Green, Isaac Green, Mary Green, Jacob Green and Joseph Green, orphans under the age of fourteen years, children of Joseph Green, deceased. The guardian proposes for seccurity Sam'l Richardson, John Standford and Robert McAfee. Bound in the sum of 1700 pounds proclamation money.

      Justices present: Thomas Neel, William Moore and James McEntire, Esquires.
    Person ID  I4354  myfamilytree
    Last Modified  11 Mar 2009 

    Father  John GREEN,   b. 30 Sep 1685, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1757, Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Increase ALLEN,   b. 29 May 1688, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  16 Feb 1708  Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3743  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary MCENTIRE,   b. 1735, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1817, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Annie GREEN,   b. 1750, York District, Greenville, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >2. Maj William GREEN,   b. 16 May 1753, Buffalo Creek, Cleveland County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1832, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Abraham GREEN,   b. 1760,   d. 13 Jun 1820
     4. Issac GREEN,   b. 1762, Tryon (Cleveland) Co, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1831, Greenville, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary GREEN,   b. 1765, York County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Jacob GREEN,   b. 1767,   d. Aft 1840
     7. Joseph GREEN,   b. 1769,   d. Aft 1836
    Last Modified  11 Mar 2009 
    Family ID  F2964  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Feb 1726 - Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCemetery - - Bostic Brickyard Cemetery, Bostic, Rutherford County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Sep 1771 - Buffalo Creek, Tryon Co., NC Link to Google Earth
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