Biography of O. De Grasse Green


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Green, O. De Grasse, was born in the town of Adams, June 19, 1831. His father, Thomas H. Green, was also born in the town of Adams, where his parents, Charles and Amy (Sheldon) Green, settled in 1805, and were prominently identified in the early history of the town. Charles Green was a man of sterling integrity and of him it can well be said, "An honest man is the noblest work of God" He was one of the organizers and founders of the Seventh Day Baptist church of Adams Center, and died in 1878. Thomas H. Green married Ann M., daughter of John Sweet, and early in life was a builder, afterwards studying law and practiced in New York and Illinois; he died in 1876. O. De Grasse Green was educated in the select schools and Rodman Seminary; having a decided talent for mathematics he learned to be a surveyor, and in 1868 established his factory of sash, doors and blinds, with his son, and they are well known builders and contractors. In 1855 he married Melissa, daughter of Paul Green, and they have three children, O. De Grasse, jr., Anna and Hannah. Mr. Green served as highway commissioner and was elected supervisor for eight terms, elected county clerk in 1885 and re-elected in 1888.

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