The Shemwell Family

John Riley GreeneAge: 88 years18261915

Name
John Riley Greene
Given names
John Riley
Surname
Greene
Birth July 27, 1826 25 24
Birth of a brotherBartlett Greene
January 24, 1828 (Age 17 months)
Birth of a sisterMary Greene
February 22, 1829 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha Greene
April 4, 1830 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherSolomon Greene Jr.
January 25, 1832 (Age 5 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 5 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Birth of a sisterNancy Calista Greene
June 14, 1833 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterCamilla C Greene
May 13, 1835 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 9 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Birth of a brotherSmith Patrick Greene
March 10, 1837 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherFerguson Greene
June 10, 1838 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a brotherDavid Isaac Greene
April 3, 1840 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Adeline Greene
April 27, 1842 (Age 15 years)
MarriageMabel Malinda “Linda” WatsonView this family
October 7, 1844 (Age 18 years)
Death of a motherNancy Mary Hodges
about 1844 (Age 17 years)
Marriage of a parentSolomon GreeneMary Ann SherrillView this family
January 2, 1845 (Age 18 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Celia Greene
August 29, 1845 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a half-sisterThursa M Greene
September 28, 1845 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a half-brotherThomas Rufus Greene
January 2, 1847 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#2Elihu Greene
February 24, 1847 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a half-brotherWesley Sherrill Greene
November 9, 1848 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 19 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a son
#3William Willis “Bill” Greene
January 24, 1849 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMargaret Ann Greene
September 2, 1850 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#4Solomon Riley Greene
May 4, 1851 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a half-sisterAdelaide Selina Greene
April 21, 1852 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Nancy Louisa “Eliza” Greene
October 1853 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a half-sisterCelia Greene
about 1854 (Age 27 years)
Death of a half-sisterCelia Greene
about 1854 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Lucy Carolina Greene
August 27, 1855 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a half-sisterGreene
about 1855 (Age 28 years)
Death of a half-sisterGreene
about 1855 (Age 28 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherIsaac “Flatty” Greene
February 18, 1855 (Age 28 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary “Polly” Booth
June 8, 1855 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#7Harvey R Greene
February 17, 1857 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a half-sisterLydia Cornelia Greene
April 17, 1857 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 30 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Birth of a son
#8Jospeh Smith Greene
about 1861 (Age 34 years)
Marriage of a childIsaac MikealCelia GreeneView this family
about 1861 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Camilla Greene
January 26, 1863 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Rachel Mikeal
July 15, 1863 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2John Allen Micheal
August 19, 1864 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 34 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a son
#10John Melvin Greene
August 4, 1865 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Jacob Jess “Jake” Green
February 28, 1866 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11Greene
about 1867 (Age 40 years)
Marriage of a childElihu GreeneSarah Lucinda GraggView this family
about 1867 (Age 40 years)

Note: The date of their marriage is unknown, the court house burned down. It is known that they were married after their oldest son, Joseph was born, about 7 to 9 months after. Elihu hid Joseph from his family until after Elihu and Sarah were married.
Death of a daughterGreene
about 1867 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 40 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 40 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Nancy Mikeal
March 15, 1868 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Roby Greene
May 7, 1869 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a son
#12E. Lindsay Greene
May 11, 1869 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6Filmore L Greene
July 13, 1869 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7James Solomon Mikeal
November 22, 1869 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 42 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Victoria Clarinda Greene
May 2, 1870 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#13Greene
about 1871 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Judson Gragg Greene
September 20, 1871 (Age 45 years)
Death of a daughterGreene
about 1871 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childSolomon Riley GreeneSarah Louisa GreeneView this family
January 4, 1872 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Zora Ellen Greene
October 11, 1872 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#11Clenard Mansfield Greene
February 4, 1873 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Willis “Bill” GreeneNancy Elizabeth CarltonView this family
March 28, 1873 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a son
#14Richard Lee Greene
May 1873 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#12Mary Elizabeth Greene
May 23, 1873 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#13Smith Patrick Mikeal
June 1, 1873 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14Seclona Louisa Greene
July 9, 1874 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#15Disia Etta Greene
February 25, 1875 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#16Nicy Elizabeth Greene
March 5, 1876 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#17Isaac Millard Carlton
October 23, 1876 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childJames Calvin WatsonLucy Carolina GreeneView this family
about 1877 (Age 50 years)

Death of a sisterMary Greene
May 13, 1877 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childCalvin Madison CarltonNancy Louisa “Eliza” GreeneView this family
December 24, 1877 (Age 51 years)

Birth of a grandson
#18William Amidas Greene
December 31, 1877 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#19Copna Horton Greene
April 1, 1878 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#20Tempey Malinda Mikeal
August 14, 1878 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#21Mary Malinda Carlton
October 1878 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 51 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Marriage of a childHarvey R GreeneMartha Lea GreeneView this family
about 1880 (Age 53 years)

Death of a sisterMartha Greene
January 2, 1880 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#22Florence Louanna Greene
June 8, 1880 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#23Celia Elizabeth Carlton
September 13, 1880 (Age 54 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Lundy CarltonCamilla GreeneView this family
January 19, 1881 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#24Sallie Truda Greene
February 25, 1881 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#25James Ellis Greene
June 1, 1881 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#26Preston Hill Greene
August 21, 1881 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#27William Elihu Carlton
October 25, 1881 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#28Martha Clemma Mikeal
January 1882 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#29Mary Mikeal
January 1882 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#30George Solomon Carlton
February 5, 1883 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#31Sophia Catherine Greene
April 12, 1883 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#32Homer Arthur Carlton
October 4, 1883 (Age 57 years)

Birth of a grandson
#33Hoy Patterson Greene
October 30, 1883 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#34Amelia Anner Greene
February 28, 1884 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#35Port E Green
April 2, 1884 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#36Martha Rebecca Carlton
January 20, 1885 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#37Nancy Adona Carlton
February 22, 1885 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Melvin GreeneCelia L HambyView this family
May 2, 1885 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childE. Lindsay GreeneSarah Ann SimmonsView this family
November 7, 1885 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#38Pardie Sherman Greene
November 24, 1885 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#39Mansfield F. Greene
May 19, 1886 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#40Harvey Herbert Greene
July 18, 1886 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#41Sarah Melinda Carlton
October 11, 1886 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#42Romulus Linney Greene
May 1, 1887 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#43Finley Patterson Carlton
January 6, 1888 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#44Celia E Carlton
September 14, 1888 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#45Gertie Emmeline Greene
September 21, 1888 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#46Zollie Monroe Greene
December 21, 1888 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childRichard Lee GreeneConzora Elizabeth CarltonView this family
about 1888 (Age 61 years)

Death of a fatherSolomon Greene
December 24, 1888 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#47Nora Etta Greene
February 28, 1889 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#48Manarka Lou Greene
May 9, 1889 (Age 62 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Conley Greene
about 1889 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#49Chanie Roxie Greene
July 18, 1890 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#50Byron Commodore Carlton
July 29, 1890 (Age 64 years)
Death of a brotherFerguson Greene
about 1890 (Age 63 years)

Birth of a grandson
#51Finnis Norman Greene
February 11, 1891 (Age 64 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Melvin GreeneAdelaide Josephine GreeneView this family
April 18, 1891 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#52Lucy Belle Carlton
May 11, 1892 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#53Boyd William Greene
October 12, 1892 (Age 66 years)
Death of a granddaughterSallie Truda Greene
October 12, 1892 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#54Sara Thurza Greene
March 15, 1893 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#55Emmit Carson Greene
June 20, 1893 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#56Lora Bessie Greene
August 13, 1893 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#57Joseph W Greene
about 1894 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#58Isaac Benjamin Carlton
May 7, 1894 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a grandson
#59Judson Moore Greene
February 22, 1895 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#60Mila Greene
March 1895 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#61Jacob Riley Carlton
April 27, 1895 (Age 68 years)
Death of a brotherLarkin Greene
June 10, 1895 (Age 68 years)
Birth of a grandson
#62Ivery Clenard Greene
October 16, 1895 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#63William McKinley Greene
March 26, 1896 (Age 69 years)
Death of a half-sisterAdelaide Selina Greene
April 7, 1896 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#64Dicie Camilla Carlton
April 9, 1896 (Age 69 years)
Birth of a grandson
#65Mancie Leander Greene
July 25, 1897 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#66Mary C Carlton
August 14, 1898 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 71 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a granddaughter
#67Hessie Ethel Greene
September 11, 1898 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#68Ola Mae Greene
May 15, 1899 (Age 72 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#69Lunda V Greene
July 1899 (Age 72 years)
Death of a half-sisterThursa M Greene
November 29, 1899 (Age 73 years)
Marriage of a childJospeh Smith GreeneMary L GreeneView this family
before 1900 (Age 73 years)

Death of a grandsonJoseph W Greene
before 1900 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#70Essie Elise Greene
March 1, 1900 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#71Martha E Carlton
May 5, 1900 (Age 73 years)
Birth of a grandson
#72William Arthur Greene
July 5, 1900 (Age 73 years)
Death of a granddaughterMary Mikeal
about 1900 (Age 73 years)
Death of a brotherBartlett Greene
about 1900 (Age 73 years)

Death of a sisterNancy Calista Greene
October 17, 1900 (Age 74 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#73Ida Selena Greene
August 28, 1901 (Age 75 years)
Birth of a grandson
#74John Raymond Carlton
May 10, 1902 (Age 75 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#75Eliza Esther Greene
July 6, 1902 (Age 75 years)
Death of a granddaughterMartha Clemma Mikeal
before 1903 (Age 76 years)

Birth of a grandson
#76Gurney Norman Greene
July 22, 1903 (Age 76 years)
Death of a granddaughterMary C Carlton
December 8, 1903 (Age 77 years)
Death of a granddaughterMartha E Carlton
December 10, 1903 (Age 77 years)
Marriage of a childJohn William Pinkney HermanLucy Carolina GreeneView this family
January 19, 1905 (Age 78 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#77Ella Mae Greene
December 27, 1905 (Age 79 years)
Birth of a grandson
#78George Carl Greene
March 30, 1906 (Age 79 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#79Martha Pearl “Mattie” Greene
April 30, 1906 (Age 79 years)
Death of a grandsonPort E Green
October 4, 1906 (Age 80 years)
Birth of a grandson
#80Clarence Vaughn Greene
June 10, 1907 (Age 80 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#81Mattie Beatrice Greene
May 6, 1909 (Age 82 years)

Death of a wifeMabel Malinda “Linda” Watson
August 10, 1909 (Age 83 years)
Birth of a grandson
#82Lawrence Hoy Greene
November 30, 1909 (Age 83 years)
Death of a granddaughterMila Greene
before 1910 (Age 83 years)

Death of a brotherSolomon Greene Jr.
March 26, 1910 (Age 83 years)
Death of a brotherDavid Isaac Greene
March 16, 1912 (Age 85 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#83Nettie Zelma Greene
June 12, 1912 (Age 85 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#84Dicie Savannah Greene
July 25, 1912 (Age 85 years)
Death of a sonSolomon Riley Greene
March 27, 1913 (Age 86 years)
Death of a brotherSmith Patrick Greene
January 11, 1915 (Age 88 years)
Death January 13, 1915 (Age 88 years)
Burial January 14, 1915 (1 day after death)
Cemetery: John Riley Greene Cemetery
Last change May 28, 201720:17:53

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1822
23 months
elder brother
16 months
elder brother
16 months
himself
18 months
younger brother
13 months
younger sister
13 months
younger sister
22 months
younger brother
17 months
younger sister
23 months
younger sister
22 months
younger brother
15 months
younger brother
22 months
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Mary Ann Sherrill - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: January 2, 1845
9 months
half-sister
Thursa M Greene
Birth: September 28, 1845 44 33Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: November 29, 1899Watauga, North Carolina, United States
15 months
half-brother
Thomas Rufus Greene
Birth: January 2, 1847 45 34Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: November 21, 1926Stony Fork, Watauga, North Carolina, United States
22 months
half-brother
Wesley Sherrill Greene
Birth: November 9, 1848 47 36Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Death: July 23, 1931Kings Creek, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States
22 months
half-sister
Margaret Ann Greene
Birth: September 2, 1850 49 38Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: May 11, 1918Center, Hendricks, Indiana, United States
20 months
half-sister
Adelaide Selina Greene
Birth: April 21, 1852 51 39Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: April 7, 1896Danville, Hendricks, Indiana, United States
3 years
half-sister
Celia Greene
Birth: about 1854 52 41Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1854Watauga, North Carolina, United States
2 years
half-sister
Greene
Birth: about 1855 53 42Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1855Watauga, North Carolina, United States
2 years
half-sister
Lydia Cornelia Greene
Birth: April 17, 1857 56 44Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: May 21, 1941Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina, United States
Family with Mabel Malinda “Linda” Watson - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 7, 1844Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
11 months
daughter
18 months
son
23 months
son
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
23 months
daughter
Lucy Carolina Greene
Birth: August 27, 1855 29 27Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: June 18, 1942Caldwell, North Carolina, United States
18 months
son
5 years
son
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
2 years
daughter
Greene
Birth: about 1867 40 39Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1867Watauga, North Carolina, United States
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
Greene
Birth: about 1871 44 43Watauga, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1871Watauga, North Carolina, United States
2 years
son

John Riley Greene has 18 first cousins recorded

Father's family (18)

Parents Jonathan Norris + Elizabeth Greene
1Franklin Norris18211900
2Mary Norris18231903
3John Riley Norris18381889
Parents Squire Adams + Mary Greene
1Elizabeth Adams18191897
2Rebecca Adams18201895
3Esther Adams18221907
5Margaret Adams18271908
6Wellington Adams18301887
7Nelson Adams18311863
8Squire Adams Jr.18331863
9Nancy Adams1835
10Mary Ann Adams18371916
11Rachel Adams18391899
12Harriet Nowel Adams18421936
13Martha Adams18471918
Parents Squire Elijah Greene + Anna Fanny McBride
1David Greene18491909
2Manley Greene18531941

Mother's family (0)