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  • ID: I08111
  • Name: Joseph "Captain" GREENE 1 2 3 4
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 18 FEB 1726 in Kings Town, Providence (nka Kent) County, Rhode Island
  • Death: SEP 1771 in Buffalo Creek area of Rutherford (nka Cleveland) County, North Carolina
  • Burial: OCT 1771 Green Cemetery at the Old Brickyard, Bostic, Rutherford County, North Carolina
  • Event: Note Joseph GREEN and Mary McENTIRE are my maternal 6th great grandparents.
  • Event: Note At one time he lived in Crouse, Gaston Co, NC (date unknown).
  • Event: Note 1703 Providence County, Rhode Island created
  • Event: Note 1750 Kent County, Rhode Island created from Providence County
  • Probate: JAN 1772 Tryon (now called Rutherford) County, North Carolina
  • Military Service: JAN 1770 CAPTAIN in Corbin's Militia, Tryon County (now Rutherford), North Carolina - French & Indian War
  • Event: Address (Facts Pg) 1753 Settled 1st on Beaver Dam Creek, South Fork of Catawba River (Old Tryon Co, NC)
  • Event: Address (Facts Pg) 1758 Next settled on Buffalo Creek, Rutherford Co, NC (land grant)
  • Will: 29 SEP 1771 Tryon (now called Rutherford) County, North Carolina (proved in Lincoln County, NC)
  • Reference Number: IND8532
  • Note:
    JOSEPH GREEN was born about 1724. Joseph died between July 1771 and
    January 1772 at about 52 years of age. His will was probated January 1772.

    He married Mary McEntire. Mary was born in Mecklenburg County, NC in
    1735. She was the daughter of Alexander McEntire and Janet unknown. Mary
    died 17 April 1817 at 82 years of age. Her body was interred in the Green
    Cemetery, Old Bostic Brickyard, Rutherford County, NC. After Joseph's
    death, Mary married James McAfee, a signer of the Tryon Resolves who
    became a strong Tory during the War. Mary's marriage to James McAfee
    occurred sometime after Mary's brother James McEntire was appointed
    guardian of her children in July, 1772 and before the battle of Kings
    Mountain (1780) when William Green was described as McAfee's step son.
    James was born 1737. James died 4 March 1829 at 92 years of age. His body
    was interred in Rutherford Co., NC, at the Green Cemetery near the old
    Bostic Brick Yard. Mary and James lived along the NC-SC state line along
    Buffalo Creek and were strong Tories. They had at least three sons.

    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.

    When Joseph died in 1771, he left his wife and seven minor children well
    cared for. Of particular interest in his will is the clause that his
    daughters were to be equally educated as his sons.

    LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT:
    Joseph Green of Tryon County and province of North Carolina Planter Being
    Sick and In the name of God amen the twentieth Day of September one
    thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy one I, weak of body but of perfect
    mind and memory thanks be Given unto 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 Worldly
    Estate herewith it Has Pleased God to bless me in this life I Give Demise
    and Dispose of the same in I 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 Estate

    likewise I Give and bequeath unto Mary Green my Deerly 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 my Deerly well beloved son Jacob Green
    the Sum of one Hundred pounds to be Raised and levied out of my Estate

    likewise I Give and bequeath unto Joseph Green my Deerly and well beloved
    son the Sum of one Hundred pounds to be Raised and levied out of my Estate

    I likewise Will that Abraham Isaac Jacob Mary & Joseph be sent to School
    and learnt 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

    I likewise Will and bequeat that my Whole Estate be Valued and that the
    sums above mentioned be paid out of lands and tenaments and Negroes and
    other Moveable Effects and that the Remainder part be Equally Divided
    among them all. likewise I Constitute make and ordain my well beloved
    wife Mary Green and my Well beloved brother in law James McEntire my only
    Executors of this my last Will and testament and I Do hereby Utterly
    Disallow Revoke and Disannul All and Every other for 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 Sealed published pronounced and Declared by the sd .Joseph
    Green as His last Will and testament in ye presence of us the Subscribers
    Viz

    Joseph Green (His mark)
    Henry Reynolds (His mark)
    Alaxander Meander
    Robt McAfee Jurrate

    SOURCE: URL: http://ourworld.cs.com/journeysthrutime/id55.htm
    ====
    There's is a great deal of data about the above mentioned GREENE family
    at the Rhode Island link! Rhode Island ::
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/
    ====
    BIO :: From family. Source unknown. 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). May have married Mary McIntire.
    From Douglas Green on Prodigy.Com:: Joseph Green was born in either 1714
    or 1724 in NC, SC, VA, MD, PA, NJ, or England. Some believe he was from
    New Jersey and enlisted in the militia in Pennsylvania, probably around
    York or Lancaster. He may have come to North Carolina during the
    "Spanish Alarms". Douglas Green stated that he could find no support for
    that theory. 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 was appointed Captain of the Militia.
    Also, from Douglas Green at America On Line :: 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.
    Per his 'data disk' :: 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 Carolina). McEntire
    book says he was born in 1714 in Maryland.
    SOURCE: URL: http://home.att.net/~hdbridges/greene.htm




    Father: John "of Sussex" GREENE b: 30 SEP 1685 in Warwick, Providence (nka Kent) County, Rhode Island
    Mother: Mary Increase ALLEN b: 29 MAY 1689 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Colony (now USA)

    Marriage 1 Mary MCENTIRE b: 1735 in Mecklenburg (nka Rutherford) County, North Carolina
    • Married: BET 1748 AND 1752 in Old Tryon County (nka Rutherford), North Carolina
    Children
    1. Has Children William "Major" GREENE b: 16 MAY 1753 in Crouse, Gaston County, North Carolina
    2. Has No Children Annie GREENE b: ABT 1755 in York (nka Cherokee) County, South Carolina
    3. Has No Children Abraham GREENE b: 1760 in Tryon (Rutherford, nka Cleveland) County, North Carolina
    4. Has Children Isaac "Captain" GREENE b: 7 MAY 1762 in Tryon (Rutherford, nka Cleveland) County, North Carolina
    5. Has Children Mary Olivia GREENE b: 1765 in York (fka Tryon, nka Cherokee) County, South Carolina
    6. Has Children Jacob "R. S." GREEN b: 1767 in York (fka Tryon, nka Cherokee) County, South Carolina
    7. Has Children Joseph GREENE b: 1769 in York (nka Cherokee) County, South Carolina

    Sources:
    1. Another researcher URL :: http://home.att.net/~hdbridges/greene.htm
    2. "Heritage of Cleveland County NC" by The Cleveland County Historical Association (book), 1982
    3. Rhode Island URL :: :: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/
    4. URL :: http://ourworld.cs.com/journeysthrutime/id55.htm
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