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  • ID: I01393
  • Name: Mary Jane GREEN 1 2 3 4 5
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1845 in Rutherford (nka Jackson) County, North Carolina
  • Death: JAN 1914 in Swain County, North Carolina
  • Burial: JAN 1914 Swain County, North Carolina
  • Census: 1850 Rutherford Co NC Federal Census
  • Census: 1880 Charleston Township, Swain County, North Carolina; NA Film # T9-0983; Page 166B
  • Census: 1900 Haywood Co NC Fed Census; living with KILBY family
  • Event: Note Mary/Martha Jane GREEN is my maternal great great grandmother.
  • Event: Note 1880 Living next door to mother & step-father, ISAAC SHERRILL
  • Occupation: 1880 Servant
  • Event: Medical (Facts Pg) Breast Cancer
  • Event: Parents Information 1880 Father b: NC; Mother b: NC
  • Event: Bastardy Bonds APR 1866 Jackson County, North Carolina; JANE GREEN vs. W. P. HYDE
  • Event: Bastardy Bonds 16 OCT 1871 Swain County, North Carolina; Marthy Jane GREEN and Andrew Calvert WIGGINS
  • Event: Bastardy Bonds OCT 1877 Swain County, North Carolina; Marthy Jane GREEN and Andrew WADKINS
  • Event: Death Certificate JAN 1914 State File No. 024002
  • Reference Number: IND1417
  • Note:
    Marietta Jane Green never married. "Family History" says Jane was sent to
    help move family belongings with two men, ANDREW WATKINS and JOHN
    PARRISH. One of these two is the father of George Green but is not
    necessarily the father of her other children.

    Mrs. Mary Buchanan Coffey, a direct descendant of GEORGE GREEN, has a
    postcard to George dated January 1914. It stated to "come at once" and
    that his mother was very sick with a cancer of the breast. This postcard
    was sent from Swain County, NC. SOURCE: Mary Coffey InfoAve.Net> removed spaces to e-mail

    GEORGE GREEN lived with the WATKINS some as he was growing up. He was
    living with them at the age of 3 years in 1880 Charlestown (now Bryson
    City), Swain Co, NC Federal Census with his mother as "Servant".

    The Watkins had two other children that we know of:
    Andrew WATKINS who later lived in California but is buried in Swain
    Co, NC.
    Elvira WATKINS who married Will Monteith - issue: May Monteith,
    Pearl Monteith

    ANDREW WATKINS b. Oct. 1842, d. Sept 7, 1918, his wife SARAH MELVINA
    "Sally" WIGGINS WATKINS b. June 03, 1840 Macon Co, NC, d. May 22, 1914,
    are buried in the Randall Cemetery, Swain County, NC. Listed in the
    Fontana Dam Project. From Bryson City, take S.R. 1333 (Toot Hollow Rd.)
    two and 1/10 miles. The cemetery is on the left of the road. Easy to
    find, it is right beside the road.

    JOHN PARRISH lived on Conley's Creek, Swain County, NC.

    "Family History" says Jane was 14 when she had George, but the dates do
    not agree. Jane was born in 1845, George Green was born in 1879. Also
    Jane had other children before George.

    Jane is supposed to be buried in Swain County, NC. But I have not found a
    death certificate or gravemarker. Delayed birth certificate for George
    Green in Swain County, NC gives Jane as mother, born in Rutherford
    County, NC in 1845.

    JANE GREEN is on the 1850 Census is in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

    Henderson County, NC, was formed in 1838 from Buncombe County, NC.

    Her father was William Green (died in the War between the States). Family
    History says he died at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. However the William
    Green in the 16th Regiment from Jackson County, NC with the correct age,
    says he was sent home because of illness, maybe he died after he returned
    home. Family History says her mother was named Katherine (Catherine)
    Rodgers. My grandmother refered to her as Kate. ) Katherine remarried
    Isaac Taylor Sims Sherrill (ref. Swain County marriage records, married
    Jan. 12, 1880). Jane did have brothers Jesse N. Green, Pinkney Green and
    Zachariah Taylor Green. (Looks like her son George Zackery Taylor Green
    was named after his uncle).

    William Green and family are on the 1860 Census for Jackson County, NC.

    Jesse N. Green fought in a regiment from Jackson County, NC.

    Marietta Green is listed on the 1900 Census for Haywood County, North
    Carolina with J. T. Kilby and wife Laura (Green) Kilby. Lists her as born
    in 1854 (probably incorrect). Interestingly it gives Jane as a widow,
    with 11 living children!?? We only know of 5 for sure. The Kilby's are
    living next door to William Taylor Wilson and Martha Rachel Wilson,
    brother and sister. Martha Rachel Ann Wilson married George Zachery
    Taylor Green, son of Jane Green, and brother of Laura Green Kilby. This
    is our Marietta Jane Green.


    JANE GREEN was forced to name the father of her children in court:

    Jackson County, NC -- April 1866 -- Bastardy Bonds
    Jane Green vs. W. P. Hyde (William Pendleton 'Penn' Hyde)
    SOURCE: URL: http://www.shahall.com/bonds.html

    Swain County, NC -- October 16, 1871 -- Bastardy Bonds
    Marthy Jane Green vs. A. C. Wiggins (Andrew C. Wiggins b:25 APR 1844
    Macon Co), Andrew Watkins
    SOURCE: Another researcher via e-mail

    NOTE: Bastardy Bonds were devised to protect the counties of North
    Carolina from being responsible for the support of illegitimate children.
    Warrants were issued to unmarried mothers to appear in court to be
    questioned and asked the name of the child's father. The named father was
    also brought to court and required to post a bond. If the woman refused
    to name the father, she was responsible for posting the bond. If she
    refused to post bond or name the father, she would be sent to jail.
    Recording of Bastardy Bonds can be found in county court minutes.




    Father: William Thomas "C. S. A." GREEN b: 25 MAY 1820 in Rutherford County, North Carolina
    Mother: Catherine "Kate" ROGERS b: 1825 in Piney Mountains, Rutherford County, North Carolina

    Marriage 1 William Pendleton "Penn" HYDE b: 1 FEB 1843 in Jackson County, North Carolina
    • Event: Single 1864 in never married each other -- North Carolina
    Children
    1. Has Children William Thomas GREEN b: 15 JUL 1865 in Jackson County, North Carolina

    Marriage 2 Andrew Calvert "Andy" WIGGINS b: 25 APR 1844 in Macon County, North Carolina
    • Event: Single 1869 in never married each other -- North Carolina
    Children
    1. Has Children Mary Juletta GREEN b: 16 MAY 1870 in Jackson County, North Carolina

    Marriage 3 Joseph M. JONES b: ABT 1842 in North Carolina
    • Event: Single 1875 in never married each other -- North Carolina
    Children
    1. Has Children Laura Ann "Annie" GREEN b: 27 JAN 1875 in Jackson County, North Carolina

    Marriage 4 Andrew "Andy" WATKINS b: OCT 1841 in Jackson County, North Carolina
    • Event: Single 1876 in never married each other -- North Carolina
    Children
    1. Has Children George Zachary Taylor GREEN b: 10 JUL 1877 in Swain County, North Carolina

    Marriage 5 William Pendleton "Penn" HYDE b: 1 FEB 1843 in Jackson County, North Carolina
    • Married: 1879 in never married each other -- North Carolina
    Children
    1. Has Children Eliza Jane "Liza" GREEN b: 4 AUG 1879 in Oconaluftee (Oconee Lufty Township), Swain County, North Carolina

    Sources:
    1. Rutherford Co NC Federal Census
    2. "Jackson County, NC Bastardy Bonds"
    3. "Swain County Bastardy Bonds 1871-1880 County Record 091.102.1"
    4. FamilySearch.Org 1880 Census On-Line
    5. Haywood Co NC Federal Census
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