Biography of James E. Green


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Green, James E., was born in Ellisburgh, April 3, 1830, a son of Col, Henry and Hannah (Packer) Green. Henry Green was born in Connecticut, and in 1807 came to Ellisburgh; he married his wife in Vermont and came again to Ellisburgh in 1809, settling on 153 acres of land, where he lived and died. He was a farmer, a Democrat in politics, and held minor offices. He and his wife had six children, two of whom are now living, James E., and Mary, wife of Simeon Matthews of Henderson. James B. was educated in the common schools and Belleville Academy, which his father was very active in building, being president of the board at one time and trustee many years. At fifteen years of age James B. began his business career as a clerk in Henderson, and at the age of twenty-two engaged in mercantile business in Henderson, and after a few years came to Belleville, where for thirty years he carried on the same business very successfully. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. L, 10th N. Y. Artillery and was mustered in as captain, serving one year. In 1887 Mr. Green sold out his business and has since been a buyer of general produce. In politics Mr. Green was independent during the war, but has been a Democrat since; he was twice elected supervisor, the town being about 400 Republican majority, and has been a candidate for Assembly, also sheriff of the county. Mr. Green is a charter member of Rising Light Lodge No. 627, F. & A. M., and was a member of the G. A. R. post in Belleville. He has married three times, first, to Eliza Mathers, who died in 1853, and he then married Flora Cole, by whom he had two children, Floyd and Ella. Mrs. Green died in 1863, and in 1865 he married Flora Smith, and they had threechildren, Henry S., Fred O., and Flora.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898