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Posted: 1067111657000
Classification: Query
I am looking for information on the following families:

Andrew J. Greene, b. abt. 1816 in MO or KY, d. 9/11/1899 in Grant Co., WI.
( Andrew starts showing up on census records in 1850. Although, I found a death record on the Wisconsin Death Index for an Andrew J. Greene which I have given the date for above, I am not sure if it is him. He does not show up on the 1880 census. (His wife is living with one of their sons, along with their three youngest children.))

married to Sarah A. (???maiden name may be Lyons)Greene, b. abt. 1827
Henry P. Greene, b. abt. 1847 in Grant Co., WI (my line)
m. Florence Lucinda "Flora" Nathan, b. 7/1862 in WI
Daniel L. Greene, b. abt. 1849 in Grant Co., WI
m. Genevieve Seaton
Samuel R. Greene, b. abt. 1854 in Grant Co., WI
m. Kate L. Beebe
Clara Greene, b. abt. 1858 in Grant Co., WI
Jennie Greene, b. abt. 1861 in Grant Co., WI
m. Charles William Jewett
Mary J. "Minnie" Greene, b. abt. 1863 in Grant Co., WI
Lizzie or Lillie Greene, b. abt. 1867 in Grant Co., WI

Henry P. Greene and Flora Nathan's children:

Jay Nathan Greene, b. 7/8/1881 in Lancaster, Grant, WI (my line)
Adolph L. Greene, b. 3/1883 in WI
Unknown Female, b. 7/13/1884 in Lancaster, Grant, WI
Norman (Thomas?) D. Greene, b. 6/1886 in Lancaster, Grant, WI
Unknown Male, b. 4/25/1888 in Lancaster, Grant, WI
Unknown Male, b. 5/5/1889 in Lancaster, Grant, WI
Anna Marie Greene, b. 8/ 1891 in OK
Florence Greene, b. 11/1893 in WI
Frank P. Greene, b. 1901 in WI
Andrew J. Greene, b. 1903 in WI
Caroline Greene, b. 1908 in ND

A large part of family migrated from Grant Co. WI to Lymon Co. SD between 1900 and 1910.

I hope someone can help me with any of these people. If any of this looks familiar, please email me at

Also, are there any indexed cemetery transcriptions done for Grant Co., WI?

Thank you,
Marie Sellers

A.J. Green, Potosi, 1880 census

Posted: 1067120480000
Classification: Census
Surnames: Green
Marie, this looks like a good match for Andrew in the 1880 census, just a few pages later than his wife/children. It appears that he is living alone:

A. J. GREEN Self M Male W 65 KY Miner VA PA
[Source: 1880 Census, Potosi, Grant, Wisconsin
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I am looking for information on the following families:

Andrew J. Greene, b. abt. 1816 in MO or KY, d. 9/11/1899 in Grant Co.,
( Andrew starts showing up on census records in 1850. Although, I found
death record on the Wisconsin Death Index for an Andrew J. Greene which
have given the date for above, I am not sure if it is him. He does not
up on the 1880 census. (His wife is living with one of their sons,
with their three youngest children.))

Greene/Green Family - Grant Co., Wisconsin

Posted: 1067217506000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1146941351000
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


Rick Blythe (View posts)
Posted: 1068679243000
Classification: Query

I saw you query and I think I have some information that you may be lacking.

I have an old family bible of Robert and Elizabeth Greene that lists the following child born to this couple:

A.J. Greene was born Sept 9th 1815

Jackson Greene and Sarah Lions was married October the tenth 1842.

I have this family line back a couple more generations if you need the information just let me know. It appears that most of the children were born in Troy, MO. The family moved to the St Louis area in the 1790's.

Also if you want a couple of the bible pages I can scan it and email it to you.

My family lived (David and Lydia Greene) lived in Boscobel, Grant Co.



Posted: 1068732041000
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for the information. Yes, I would love to have whatever information you might have. Scanned copies of the pages would be wonderful if you don't mind doing that. Now, tell me, how do David and Lydia Greene fit into the picture? Is David another one of Robert and Elizabeth's sons? Do you have information on Robert's parents and where he came from? Census records show Virginia. Is that right? I received an email from a lady who says there were alot of Robert Green's in Culpeper Co., VA. I did trace Elizabeth's family back quite a ways on her mother's side. I didn't find much on the Maricle's though. I assume that either David or Thomas in Lincoln Co. is father and brother or some relation. Well, I hope to hear from you soon. My email is


Posted: 1362284960000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Greene, Green, Lyons

My grandfather was Frank Perkins Greene, Henry P Greene's son.

If it is at all possible to send information on my grandfather's paternal family, it would be greatly appreciated!
My grandpa was a bit of a roamer, and I only know a few stories - specific names of direct relations. I am having a very hard time finding much on Andrew's wife Sarah though.

Thank you,

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