|Leonard Green Jr. (1819-1925) |
and wife Cynthia Ellen Carriker
Leonard Green Jr. was the 4th great grandson of Farnifold Green, owner of the first land patent for land that would become Beaufort.
100 years after his 4th great grandfather was massacred by Indians at Greens Creek in Craven County, Leonard Green Jr. was born in Cabarrus County, NC.
Lineage: Roger 1620-1671, Timothy 1650-1712, Farnifold 1674-1714, James 1706-1788, James 1739-1784, Gideon 1755-1799, Leonard Sr. 1790-1881, Leonard Jr. 1819-1925.
Farnifold Green’s grandfather Roger Green was born about 1611 in Norfolk, England. In 1635, at the age of 24, he sailed to the new world aboard Abraham. Roger Green died about 1671 in Charles City, VA.
According to the Green Page, Roger Green enrolled at St. Catherine's, Cambridge, Easter of 1631. He received his B.A. 1634--35 and his M.A. 1638 and was ordained a priest 9 March 1638-39. He is next noted in Nansemond County, VA ministering to the inhabitants there. He is credited with founding North Carolina's first settlement in July 1653 on the bank of the Roanoke River and on the south side of the Chowan and tributary streams. The grant reads as follows: "Upon the petition of Roger Green, Clerk, on behalf of himself and the Inhabitants of Nansemond River, it is ordered by the present Grand Assembly, that 10,000 acres of land be granted unto 100 such persons who shall first seat on the Moratuck or Roanoke Rivers and the branches thereof—provided that such seaters settle advantageously for security... that there be granted the said Roger Green the rights of 1,000 acres of land. (Hening I, p.380) Reverend Roger Green returned to England where on 2 September 1661, he presented a pamphlet to the Lord and Bishop of London, entitled "Virginia's Cure", in order to show the unhappy state of the church in Virginia and the remedy of it. He was also one who examined into the competency of all ministers of the colony. He officiated at Jamestown, and was still living in 1671 (Colonial Church in Virginia, p.246).
Roger’s son Timothy was born 1650 in St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland, VA and died 16 February 1711/12 in the same location. He married Anne Farnifold 1672 in Fairfield, Northumberland, VA. Anne, the daughter of John Farneffold and Mary Brooks, was born 1656 in Sussex, England and died about 1680 in Northumberland.
Timothy and Anne Farnifold Green had four sons; Farnifold, the oldest, was born 30 May 1674 in St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland, VA. Farnifold Green married Hannah Kent 1697 in Perquimans, NC. Hannah, daughter of Thomas Kent and Ann Cornell, was born 10 May 1673 in Perquimans and died about 1742 in Craven County, NC. Farnifold and Hannah Kent Green had three daughters and six sons. Their son Thomas Edward Green, only thirteen at the time, did not survive the 1714 Indian massacre in Greens Creek, Bath County, NC, where his father was killed.
Their son Farnifold Jr., born about 1697, went on to marry Mary Graves, daughter of Richard Graves, deputy surveyor general who laid out the town of Beaufort in 1713. (Richard Graves married Farnifold Green Sr.’s widow Hannah Kent Smithwick Green.) Farnifold Jr. and Mary Graves Green had four sons and a daughter. Farnifold Jr. died 15 July 1759 in Greens Creek.
James Green, son of Farnifold Sr. and Hannah, was born in 1710 and died 04 October, 1788 in Johnson County, NC. He married Mary Gray, born in 1710 NC NC and died in New Bern, NC 15 January 1780. James Sr. was selected for duty on the Grand Jury.
James Green Jr. was born in 1739 in Bath, NC and died 17 March 1784 in New Bern. He married Margaret Cogdell in 1777. Margaret was the daughter of Richard Cogdell and Lydia Duncan. James Jr. and Margaret had two sons, Gideon and John. Gideon married Martha Anderson. They had ten children. Of them, Leonard Green, born 08 January 1790 in Anson County, NC, married Mary Tucker about 1811, and died 20 June 1881 in Goose Creek, Union County, NC.
Leonard’s son Leonard Jr. was born 1819 in Cabarrus County, NC and died in 1925 in Lauderdale County, Alabama. He married Cynthia Ellen Carriker about 1838 in Union County, NC. Cynthia was born in 1819 in NC and died after 1880 in Lauderdale County, Alabama. Their five children were born in Monroe, Union County, NC.
Leonard and Cynthia’s son Levi Green, born in 1848 in Monroe and died 1892 in Gordon, Palo Pinto County, Texas, married Rebecca Susanna Tucker in 1871 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. According to family lore, Rebecca was shot in the foot with an arrow and had only minimal usage of that foot. While in Palo Pinto County, Texas, local Indians stole milk and chickens while Rebecca was milking the cows.
One of Farnifold Green's 7th great grandsons Alfred Grieshaber lives in Eagle Point, Oregon.