92. John [Moccasin John]
Green(1) was born about 1762 in
supposedly Rocky Creek, South Carolina. He died on 2 Jun 1852 in Madison County,
North Carolina. He was a Farmer. John (Moccasin John) Green served in the Revolutionary
Army under Samuel
Hammond, S. C. State Troops. John was renowed for his physical strength.
Moccasin John's remaining seven children are unknown.
The following article was taken from the Toe River Valley Heritage Book and
was submitted by Professor Lloyd Bailey: John Green, Soldier in the
Revolution. In his pension application (S-6914), John Green(e) states that he
was born on Rocky Creek in the state of South Carolina. [There was/is a Rock
Creek near Cane Creek in Yancey County, North Carolina. (According to the
1840 Census, he is aged 73 and thus born about 1767.) When he was a small
child, his family moved to Tryon County, North Carolina, and remained there
until he was about 16 years of age. He then moved back to South Carolina and
enlisted for a period of 10 months in June/July of "they year of the Battle of
Eutaw Springs" (1781). This he did at Cherokee Ponds, in the Company of
Captain Jessy Johnson, part of the regiment of S. C. State Troops under the
command of Colonel Samuel Hammond. The troops then harassed the British and
Tories at various places in the State. However, he became sick at new
Richmond (near Augusta) and was not able to participate in the Battle of Eutaw
Springs. He was left there with the baggage and was soon able to care for the
sick. Thereafter, he served along the Savannah River and in the "up country"
until his period of enlistment was complete. After his discharge, he moved to
Rutherford County, North Carolina, married, and resided there for 8 years.
Then he moved to Burke County, North Carolina. He says that he served under
General Pickens, and states, "I have seen General Green." He appeared before
the Burke County court in October of 1832 to file his claim. No further
detail of his place of residence is stated, other than that most of the
witnesses to his service "live over the mountains 40 or 45 miles off, and
there are but two here...who can testify...Wilson McKinney, Esqr. and Colonel
Tilman Blalock." This would indicate that he is in fact in the Toe River
Valley. He was granted a pension in the amount of $33.33 per year, later
increased to $41.66 for his heirs, through the local office in Morganton. Pension
for John Green, Burke County, North Carolina, $33.33 annual allowance, $99.99
amount received. Pension started April 10, 1833, age 72.
That he lived in the portion of Burke that became Yancey (in 1833) is
suggested by the 1840 Yancey Census (section on pensioners): He is aged 73,
living with James Buchanan. His son Joseph Green appeared before the Yancey
County Court in 1856, stating that his father is dead and that additional
pension funds may be due his heirs. The date of death is June 2, 1853. A
summary-statement by a member of the National Archives staff indicates that he
died in Madison County (error for Mitchell?). His wife had died prior to him,
and he was survived by the following children: James, Joseph, Arthur, Aaron,
and Isabella. In the 1850 Census, most of these children reside in present
Mitchell County. (Submitted by Lloyd Bailey, 4122 Deepwood Circle, Durham,
North Carolina, 27707, (919)489-8731. (I, Danny A. McBee, typed it as it was
written)). John "Mocasin John" Green is my 4th great grandfather (Danny A.
McBee). There exist a thought that John Greene was married twice: to Patsy
or Nancy Jones, and to Elizabeth or Nancy Buchanan. In any case, he was a
widower by 1832, and died intestate in Madison County, North Carolina at age
90. (NOTE: ANY FEMALE GREENE DESCENDANT, MCBEE, SWOFFORD, OR SPARKS CAN BECOME A MEMBER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (DAR) THROUGH JOHN MOCASSIN GREENE OR ARTHUR MCFALLS, SR. (Danny A. McBee).
John Greene appeared in Burke County, North Carolina Session Court, 22 October
1832, to apply for his Revolutionary War Pension. The court record states
that after being discharged from the South Carolina State Troop, John Greene
came to Rutherford County, North Carolina., married, and lived there for 8
years before moving to Burke County. (Danny A. McBee).
John O. Hawkins, JHawk11321@aol.com., contacted me, Danny A. McBee, and told me that my John Greene was not really the son of Richard and Eleanor Sullivan Greene. We diverge on our genealogy at this point. He has John Greene as son of Richard and Elizabeth Sullivan Greene but has Elizabeth Coffey listed as his wife instead of Martha Jones as I do. I will not dispute John O. Hawkins as to the correct John "Mocassin John" Greene. However, I have documentation that leads me to disagree with John O. Hawkins.
[Danny A. McBee, April 3, 1998].
Subj: [GREEN-L] Moccasin John Greene
Date: 6/10/98 8:48:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time
The following e-mail was taken from America Online June 11, 1998 by Danny A. McBee.
The below information was sent to the Green family list by John Hawkins.
This is what I have on Moccasin John to add to the confusion.
Many legendary stories have been attributed to a "Moccasin" John Green. Some
of the stories indicate that John, son of Jeremiah and Hannah, is "Moccasin"
John. Others that Jon son of Richard is the one called "Mocasn." Still
others indicate that John Green of Mitchell County is "Moccasin " John. The
factual information availale this man seems to indicate that researchers have
confused all three men. The John Green, Revolutionary War veteran, who died
in Mitchell Co., NC, about 1852, does not seem to be a part of the family of
John Green is listed in the 1800 Burke County, North Carolina Census. He is listed on page 750. He has 2 small male children listed in this Census. They are under ten years of age. This would probably be James and Joseph.
[Danny A. McBee, July 7, 1998].
Ron Greene, RGreene431@aol.com., in an e-mail to me, Danny A. McBee, on October 10, 1998 states that John Greene was married to Elizabeth Coffey, about 1796, daughter of Reuben Coffey and Sarah Scott, and that he had additional children named Nancy, born 1806, married to James Coffey, Sarah, born 1808, married to William Coffey, Silas, born 1810, married to Susan ?? about 1850, Daniel, born 1814, married to Eleanor ??, Jesse Greene, born 1815, married to Mourning ??, Eleanor, born 1818, married ??? Moody, and Thomas Greene, born 1823, married to Sarah ???. [Danny A. McBee, October 12, 1998].
Martha Jones(1) was born about
1773 in Patrick County (Possibly Henry County), Virginia. She died before 1832.
John (Moccasin John) Green was a widower by 1832. Children were:
i. James Greene(1) was born about 1789. He died after 1856. On 22 October 1856 James Greene appeared in Yancey County Sessions Court to
apply for Administer of his father's estate. This court record indicates that
John Greene "died intestate, that he left no widow, but children James,
Joseph, Arthur, Aaron and Isabella."
ii. Joseph S. Green Sr.(1) was born on 19 May 1789. He died on 17 Apr 1869. He was buried in Buchanan Cemetery, Mitchell Co., N. C.. He was a Farmer. The following article #358 was taken from the Toe River Valley Heritage by
Lloyd Bailey and copied by Danny A. McBee, Greene descendant and genealogist:
Joseph S. Greene, Sr. - A family record, hand sewn in the center of the United
States House of Representatives book, Report of Commissioner of Patents for
1859, presented to Stephen M. Green and indorsed personally by the Honorable
Zebulon Vance, former Confederate Governor of North Carolina and United States
Senator, states that Joseph S. Greene (May 19, 1789 - April 17, 1869) married
Mary ("Pollie") Collis (November 7, 1797 - June 24, 1889).
Joseph Green, age 61, farmer, is listed as head of household in the 1850 Yancey County,
North Carolina Census with wife Mary, 53, and children William, 19, Aaron, 16, Stephen, 12, Athen, 8, and Mary L., age 4. Listed beside him are sons James, John, and Joseph Green. [Danny A. McBee, September 13, 1998].
Joseph Green, age 71, is listed as head of household in the 1860 Yancey County, North
Carolina Census with wife Mary, 62, and children Athen, 18, and Loueza, 14. [Danny A. McBee, June 8, 1998].
46 iii. Arthur Green.
iv. Aaron Greene(1) was born about 1800. Aaron Greene and James A. Harris were bondsmen at the wedding of John Duncan
and Mary "Polly" Wilson who married on October 6, 1831 in Burke County, North
Carolina. (Danny A. McBee).
v. Elijah Green(1) was born on 4 Nov 1800. He died on 15 Jul 1882.
vi. Abel Green(1) was born about 1802.
vii. Isabella Greene(1) was born on 17 Aug 1803. She died on 20 Feb 1874. She was buried in Jennings County, Indiana.
viii. Amos Green(1) was born on 29 Apr 1804 in Watauga County, North Carolina. He died on 28 Jul 1874. Up until October 12, 1998, I, Danny A. McBee, have not had Amos Greene, Elijah, or Abel Greene listed as children of John "Mocassin John" Greene. I received this information from Ron Greene, RGreene431@aol.com. I list this information so it will not be lost. I have not verified this information at this point. I leads me in a new and different direction as to my Green heritage. Amos Greene was listed in the 1850 Census for Watauga County, North Carolina. [Danny A. McBee, October 12, 1998].
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