John  Green

          ....the father of the subject [Eli Green] was  John Green, a carpenter by trade, and a farmer by occupation.  John was an early settler of Kentucky, where the greater part of his life was spent.  He married for his first wife  Rachel Williams, unto whom was born the following offspring:  Thomas,  Sallie,  Charles  and  Newel.  For a second wife he married  Rebecca Snider; the second marriage was blessed by the following children:  Eli, born January 27, 1811;  Polly, born November 28, 1813;  Jonathan, born December 31, 1815;  William, born January 8, 1818, and  Absalom, born January 23, 1820.  The mother of these children was the daughter of  Henry  and  Mary Snider who were of German Lineage, and she was born June 30, 1782, and was united in marriage with John Green, November 19, 1807; her death occurred February 14, 1831.  John, her husband, died in Ohio, March 5, 1823; he had removed with his family from Kentucky to Ohio, about 1813, and shortly after his death, his widow with her family, removed to Indiana, and in 1824, settled in Shelby County, settling on Blue River, and here the widow lived till occurred her death.
Excerpt from the  History of Rush County, Indiana  by Brant & Fuller, published in 1888, pages 479-480 for Orange Township
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