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Greene/Green Family - Grant Co., Wisconsin

Posted: 1067217506000
Classification: Query
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Surnames: Green, Greene, Nathan, Lyons, Beebe, Seaton, Jewett, Burns

I'm not related, but have found quite a bit of information on this family. Quite long... Green and Greene seem to be interchanged for the family throughout the years. I have posted this reply to you on-line posting as well.

History of Grant County Wisconsin
Western Historical Publishing, Chicago, July 1881
Town of Lancaster, Biographical Sketches, Page 889 - 890

S. R. GREENE, proprietor of livery stable, Lancaster. Commenced business in April, 1879, buying our J. Kilbourn, keeps fourteen horses, and does a prosperous business. Mr. Greene is a native of Potosi, Grant Co., a son of A. J. and Sarah (Lyons) Greene. Mr. Greene attended the schools of Potosi, which he left at the age of 15, and went into the stage business. Having a natural taste for horses, he continued in the business, and, in 1870, commenced running a daily stage-line from Potosi to Dubuque until 1873, when the C., C. & D. & M. R. R., was completed to Spechts' Ferry. Having been taken in by his brother as a partner, they then ran a daily stage from Specht's Ferry to Lancaster, which they afterward discontinued and bought the stable in Lancaster in December, 1878. Mr. Greene was married April 22, 1879.

HENRY P. GREENE, grocer and stationer. Is a native of Wisconsin, and was born in Grant Co., Sept. 6, 1847. During the war, he entered the army; enlisted in Co. F, 7th W. V. I.; was severely wounded, and lost his arm at the battle of Petersburg, and remained in the service until discharged in New York City in April, 1865. In 1878, he engaged in his present business. Was united in marriage September 17, 1880, to Miss Florence Nathan.

Sarah A. (Lyons) Greene appears to be the daughter of John and Mary (Johnson) Lyons. There is a biography of John Lyons mentioning Sarah in the Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa, and Lafayette Wisconsin,” J. H. Beers & Co., 1901, Chicago, IL. A link to this biography can be found at:

It would seem that Andrew Jackson Greene married Sarah Ann Lyons in Grant Co., WI, however I have been unable to locate a marriage record for them.

Per the Grant Co., WI Marriage Records compiled by the Grant Co. Genealogical Society and Parents of Grant Co., WI Marriages, compiled by Kathleen Grattan Henderson:

Henry P. "Green" married Flora L. Nathan, 17 Sep 1879, recorded in Bk. 9, Pg. 93. Henry is recorded as the son of Andrew J. and Sarah A. (Unknown) Green. Flora the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Unknown) Nathan. Anna is probably Anna Maria Griffin.

Samuel R. Greene married Katie L. Beebe, 22 Apr 1879, recorded in Bk. 9, Pg. 63. Samuel is recorded as the son of Andrew J. and Sarah Ann (Unknown) Greene. Katie the daughter of William and Hannah (Unknown) Beebe.

Daniel L. Green married Gennevie Seaton, 8 Mar 1883, recorded in Bk. 10, Pg. 181. Daniel is recorded as the son of A. J. and Sarah A. (Unknown) Green. Gennevie the daughter of T. R. and Mary (Unknown) Seaton.

Jennie Green married Charles William Jewett, 9 Jul 1885, recorded in Bk. 10, Pg. 300. Jennie is recorded as the daughter of Andrew J. and Sarah (Lyons) Green. Charles the son of Hull Benjamin and Emma (Carnes) Jewett.

Lillie Davies Greene married Peter Grant Burns, 13 Feb 1888, recorded in Bk. 10, Pg. 445. Lillie is recorded as the daughter of Jackson and Sarah (Lyons) Greene. Peter the son of Peter L. and Mary L. (Smith) Burns.

Per the Death Records of Grant Co., WI, compiled by Kathleen Grattan Henderson:

Andrew Jackson Greene, age 84, married to S. Lyons, died 11 Sep 1899, recorded in Bk. 4, Pg. 112. Andrew is recorded as the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Merical) Greene.

Per the Roster of Wisconsin Civil War Volunteers:

Henry P. "Green" enlisted as a Private in Co. F, 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He enlisted from Potosi on 2 Jan 1864. Was wounded at Petersburg and discharged on 6 Dec 1864 for his disability.

Henry P. Greene does have a pension application on file with the National Archives. Per the National Archives Pension Index:

Henry P. Greene, Co. F., 7th WI Infantry, filed 22 Dec 1864, application #57256. His widow, Flora L. filed on 24 Nov 1913 from South Dakota which was likely shortly after his death, application #1,017,873, certificate #779,361. Since Henry received his pension right after the war, it's hard to say what might be on file. Usually the include data on all of the children up to the time of application. Some of that might be on file for Flora. If you don't have it already, it may be worth the $14.75 or $37 (depending on the option) to get it from the National Archives:

The 1883 Grant Co. Pensioners on the Roll:

indicated that Henry P. Greene of Lancaster was receiving $24 per month pension due to loss of his left arm.

In 1890, Henry P. "Green" was living in Oklahoma City, OK. He is listed on the 1890 Census of Union Widows and Veterans.

1890 Census, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK, Enumeration District 26, Pg. 4, Household 223:

Henry P. Green, Private, Co. F, 7th Wisconsin Infantry, Enlisted 2 Jan 1864, Discharged 6 Dec 1864, Lost left arm at shoulder joint?

1890 Territorial Census, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Jun 1890, Pg. 519, Wolfe Street/Avenue?, Household 147:

Henry P. Greene, 43, WI, 10 months in the Territory
Florence, 28, CA
Jay N., WI
Adolph L, 8, WI
Tom D., 4, WI

This would indicate the younger children died prior to 1890. I believe you have reviewed the birth records for pre-1891 which are available at:

For Cemetery records, I would recommend requesting them from the Grant Co. Genealogical Society (GCGS). They will send you all cemetery listings for each requested Surname in the County for $3 per surname plus a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE). You may want to request Green and Greene. $6 is pretty cheap to get all of the Green/Greene's in the county.

Info. is available at:

Send a check (Payable to the GCGS) and Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) to Helen Jentz, 955 Williams St., Platteville, WI 53818.

Something of interest regarding a possible brother of Andrew Greene.

1850 Census, Belmont, Lafayette Co., WI, Pg. 962, 4 Sep 1850, Household 4:

Robert Green, 38, Farmer, $1000, MO
Nancy, 22, IL
William R., 14, WI
Robert A., 5, WI
James S., 1, WI
Albert, 3/12 months, WI

Two household away in 1850 were a William and Hannah Beebe. I wonder if Robert is related to Andrew and if this William and Hannah were the later parents of Katie Beebe who married Samuel Greene. This Robert was still there in 1860, this time listing his birthplace as Kentucky. Belmont is near the Grant Co. WI border and not that far from Potosi or Lancaster. It is obvious that Nancy couldn't have been the mother of William R., age 14. She could possibly be Robert A.'s mother. Per the Grant Co. marriage records, a Robert R. Green married Nancy Ashmore, 16 Mar 1847, recorded in Bk. A, Pg. 9. No parents were listed.

This same Robert/Robert R./Robert A./R.R. Green seems to be living in Civil Bend, P.O. Elk Point, Union Co., Dakota Territory in 1870 and 1880. This is in modern day South Dakota.

Here is Henry, his siblings, and "mother" in the 1900 census.

1900 Census, Lancaster, Grant, WI, Pg. 208, 8 Jun 1900, Household 284:

Samuel Green, Jul 1854, WI, MO, ENG, ? Salesman, Married 21 yrs.
Kate, Oct 1855, WI, NY, MA, no children
Hannah Beebe, Jan 1815, MA, MA, CT, M-in-Law, Widow, 5 children, 2 living
Julian Beebe, Apr 1880, WI, WI, WI Nephew

1900 Census, Linden Twp., Iowa Co., WI, Pg. 132, 13 Jun 1900, Household 268:

Daniel Green, Aug 1849, WI, UNK, UNK, Merchant, Married 18 yrs.
Jenevia, Jan 1862, WI, SCOT, CT, 3 children, 3 living
Sadie, Oct 1883, WI, WI, WI, At School
Mamie, Nov 1885, WI, WI, WI, At School
Winifred, Jul 1888, WI, WI, WI, At School

1900 Census, Potosi, Grant, WI, Pg. 151, 1 Jun 1900, Household 392:

Sarah M. Greene, Jun 1827, ENG, ENG, ENG, Widow
Immigrated in 1833, 8 children, 6 living.
(I think this is probably Sarah Ann (Lyons) Greene.)

1900 Census, Lancaster, Grant, WI, Pg. 218, 18 Jun 1900, Household 498:

Henry Green, Sep 1847, WI, KY, ENG, No Occupation, Md. 21 yrs.
Flora, Jul 1862, CA, GER, PA, 8 children, 5 living
Jay, Jul 1881, WI, WI, CA, At School
Thomas, Jun 1886, WI, WI, CA, At School
Marie, Aug 1891, OK, WI, CA
Florence, Nov 1893, WI, WI, CA

No sign of Henry's sisters in the 1900 WI census. They may be there, but I may have missed them.

1910 Census, 1st Ward Oacoma, Lyman, SD, Pg. 112, 16 Apr 1910, Household 20, Third Street:

Henry P. Greene, 62, WI, MO, ENG, Town Court Justice, Md. 30 years
Florence T., 47, CA, GER, PA, 11 children, 8 living
Thomas D., 22, WI, WI, CA, Not working
Anna M., 18, OK, WI, CA, Clerk in County Office
Florence E., 16, WI, WI, CA
Frank P., 9, WI, WI, CA
Andrew J., 7, WI, WI, CA
Caroline M./W., 2, SD, WI, CA

Lots of stuff, but hopefully will fill in some blanks and provide you with some additional data.

Dave Taft
Arlington, TX
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