Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens
Lawrence County Pennsylvania 1897


[p. 634] a worthy citizen of Neshannock township and a successful farmer, was born in Clarendon township, Ohio, April 15, 1825, and is a son of George and Mary (McKinney) Green, both of whom were of English extraction and natives of Bradford, Pa.

Thomas Green, the father of George and grandfather of Alexander, was a native of Susquehanna, Pa., near Stone Creek, and was a farmer by occupation. He owned and operated a farm in that town until 1838, when he sold out and moved with his family to the State of Ohio, where he lived with his son the remainder of his life. He was quite successful in life, and exhibited many business traits that placed him above the ordinary citizen in intelligence and general ability to make the best of things. He was also a man who took a hearty interest in local politics, and as a Whig partisan was elected squire, tax collector, and assessor at different periods. He married Hannah Grigsby, like himself a native of Susquehanna, Pa., and the following named children were born to them: Elisha; Jonathan; George; Betsey; and Rachel. Their religious belief made them devout members of the M. E. Church. Thomas Green died in 1841, having attained the very extraordinary age of ninety-six years; his wife was called to her long home in the year previous, aged eighty-five years.

George Green, the father of Alexander, was educated in the schools of Bedford, Pa., and when a young man turned his attention to agricultural pursuits, remaining in the locality of his boyhood until 1825, when he moved to Ohio, where he purchased a farming tract of three hundred acres, then in its natural, wild state, which he placed in excellent condition, securing for himself by his labors intelligently directed a leading position among the agriculturists of his township. He was a very active man, with a well-trained mind that aided him to no small degree in his work. In politics he was a Whig, and filled several of the elective township offices, which shows in part in how great estimation he was held by his associates. He married Mary McKinney, daughter of Alexander McKinney, and their union was blessed with seven children, viz.: Amanda, who married William Y. Greer of Neshannock township, and bore him three children, George, Charles, and Nettie, deceased; Andrew, who married Caroline Dimmick of the State of Connecticut; Thomas J., who married Hannah Metzgar of Philadelphia, by whom he had two sons, Charles and John; George; Franklin, who married Jane Babcock of Montville township, Ohio, they had two children, James and Nettie; one that died in infancy; and Alexander, the subject of this notice. They were Methodists in their religious convictions. Our subject's father died Aug. 1, 1880, aged eighty-seven years, and his mother in October, 1867, aged sixty-three years.

Alexander Green, after completing his education in the district schools of his native township, remained on the home farm until his twenty-first year, when he came to Pulaski township. In 1851 he purchased 132 acres of land, on which he lived and farmed until the spring of 1853, when he moved back to Ohio, where he made his residence until the spring of 1857, when he came to Neshannock township and bought the farm he now owns, and on which he has since remained, engrossed in agricultural operations, in which he has proved himself to be a successful manager.

He was joined in holy matrimony with Rebecca J. Hunt, daughter of William and Lue (Newkirk) Hunt of Beaver Co., Pa., and their home has been blessed with the following children: Mary E., born Jan. 28, 1853, married Isaac S. Thomas of Pittsburg, and has one child, E. Clara; William E., deceased; George Mc, born Sept. 9, 1857, married Annie Bowman of Bedford Co., Pa., and has two children, Freddie Mc and Jasper N.; Luella, born Nov. 26, 1859, married Peter Snyder of Edinburg, Pa., and five children were born to them, Fay, Eva, William, Edith, and Carrie, deceased; Eudora H., born April 28, 1862, but now deceased, married Charles Ferver of Pulaski township, and five children resulted, Percy, George, W. Verne and William E., Beatrice; Carrie E., born March 26, 1865, married Samuel M. Cover of New Castle. Pa.; Delmer V., born March 7, 1868, married Bertha Schaffer of Mercer, Pa.; and Harry T., who was born Nov. 23, 1873, and married Mary Sweasy of Middlesex township, Pa. Mrs. Green is a member in good standing of the M. E. Church of Neshannock township, Pa.

Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens Lawrence County Pennsylvania
Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897

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