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Lewis J. Green (1726 - abt. 1786)

Lewis J. [uncertain] "French and Indian War" Green aka Greene
Born in Prince George County, Colony of Virginiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1748 in Culpeper, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Hardy, Virginia, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 22 Aug 2015 | Last significant change: 29 Dec 2021
03:48: Loretta (Leger) Corbin edited the Biography and Death Place for Lewis J. Green (1726-abt.1786). (removed incorrect FAGM link) [Thank Loretta for this]
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Biography

Lewis Green was born in abt 1724 in Prince George, (now Dinwiddie), Virginia. His year of birth (1724) is estimated from an undated service record in the French and Indian war in Capt Robert McKenzie's Company. In that record, he is listed as age 30, height 5' 10", enlisted from Dinwiddie County, and a carpenter by trade. From other sources relating to Captan Robert McKenzie's service, the year of this record is estimated at 1754 (see below).

Undated Size Roll from French and Indian War (est. date: 1754)

He married Elizabeth Sarah Lauderdale (1730-1803) in 1748 in Virginia. [1]

This Lewis Green received bounty land in what is today Hardy County, West Virginia, for his service in the French and Indian war. He moved there and was of record there in 1787.[2]

1754/1755 – Lewis Green, Pvt. in Robert McKenzie's Co., French and Indian War; enlisted in Dinwiddie Co., listed as age 30, 5’10” tall and a carpenter by trade.

Awarded certificate #48 which reads: “Henry Steele and Patrick Finley proved that John Kelsey, Edwd Pascal, Lewis Green and Peter Huff were soldiers in the Virginia Regiment under the command of Genl Braddock in the year 1755 which is ordered certified. /s/ Gabriel Jones C Ck.

Land was not actually granted for service in the French and Indian War until 1779. The entitlement of Lewis Green for 50 acres of land (which would have been in the western part of VA) …”By Bill of Sale transferred to Abram Hite(?) assignee of Lewis Green issued 10 of Oct 1779 to Abraham Hite”. (from records and microfilm in the VA State Library, Richmond, VA.).

1787 – appraisals made of estates of Lewis and Mary Green, Hardy Co., VA (now WV) 24V187.


Research Notes

Problems with this Profile, please do not delete until completely cleaned up

Parents certainly incorrect

Currently the parents of this Lewis Green are Col. Robert Geen and Eleanor Dunn. There are at least two problems with that identification.

First, Col. Green left a carefully articulated will naming seven sons and specifying precisely what part of his estate each son should inherit, including how the underage sons should be handled. He does not mention a son Lewis. The correct list of Robert Green's seven sons is given in his profile here.

Second, Col. Robert Green is of an entirely different social class than this Lewis Green. Col. Green was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses and his children married into families allied with the family of Gen. George Washington. There is no way that a landless son Lewis, a private in the French and Indian War and a carpenter by trade, fits as a son of Col. Robert Green. There is an extensive biographical literature on Col. Geen and his family. Nowhere is a son Lewis mentioned.

Parentage Clues

Adnath Jo Green speculates:[2]

He could be the son or grandson of the John Green who was a contemporary of Lewis II. This John could have been related to Lewis II, but I don’t know how. - AJG
This is not Lewis "Bear" Green of the Clinch River area

In a book entitled A Genealogy of Lewis Green & Associated Families,[2] Judy Parsons Smith presents a thorougly-researched and well-documented genealogy connecting the various Lewis Green's active in Virginia beginning in the 1600's through the early 1800's. The author identifies Lewis Green IV (fourth of four successive Lewis Greens) as the "famous" Lewis Green who was active in Southwest Virginia, knew Daniel Boone, was mauled by a bear, and lived near Patrick Porter in what is today Dungannon, Scott County VIrginia. The reason that this Lewis Green could not have been the "famous" pioneer was that he was of record in Hardy County at the same time the other Lewis Green was active in the Clinch River area. Adnath Jo Green is adamant: This Lewis Green (b. 1724) never came to Washington County [emphasis original].[2]

Here is a link to the Clinch River Lewis Green IV, b. 1710.

I have moved the following children who belong to the Clinch River Lewis Green IV to his profile:[2]

  1. Lewis Green, Jr., b. 5 May 1751, m. Esther/Easter Kilgore
  2. Nancy Susannah Green, b. abt. 1753, m. Peter Hutchinson
  3. James Green, b. 1757, m. Jane Porter
  4. Thomas Green, b. 1759>
  5. Zachariah Green, b. 1760, m. Sarah McKain
  6. Sarah Green, b. 1761, m. Josiah Payne
  7. John Green, b. 1765
  8. Jesse Green, b. ca 1747-1767
  9. Jemima Green
  • JRT : Birth/Death dates are uncertain--differ in various sources.
  • Detached Burwell Green as father - that Burwell Green was not of Gloucester/Dinwiddie & was married to Anne Poythress c1720. It has been suggested (in a comment on his profile) that Frances Gilliam was the mother of this Green.

All of the information formerly in the "Unsourced Information" section was about a different Louis Green than this one. The entire section has been moved to the profile of Lewis Green, b. 1710, to whom it applies.

Timeline

Oct 1724 Birth: Prince George County, Colony of Virginia
In 1752, Dinwiddie County, Colony of Virginia was formed from Prince George County, Colony of Virginia.[3][4][5][6]
1752 County Formation: Dinwiddie County, Colony of Virginia
Dinwiddie County, colony of Virginia was formed from Prince George County, VA in 1752.[7]
1754 County Formation: Hampshire County, Colony of Virginia
In 1754, Hampshire County VA was formed from parts of Frederick and Augusta Counties VA and is now West Virginia's oldest county.
Lewis Green IV is 72 years of age.[7]
9 July 1755 Historical: Fort Duquesne, New France
Braddock's defeat (aka Battle of Monongahela) at Fort Duquesne (now Pittsburgh) where the Allegheny and the Monongahela feed into the Ohio River.
General Edward Braddock was killed and the remaining survivors retreated leaving for a time a virtually undefended frontier.
Abt 1755 Military: Dinwiddie County, Colony of Virginia
French and Indian War (1754-1763). Lewis Green enlisted as a Private in Captain Robert McKenzie's Company from Dinwiddie County, VA. Captain Robert McKenzie's company served in Kentucky and Tennessee and were stationed at Fort Cumberland in Maryland.
11 Nov 1755 Military: Fort Cumberland, Province of Maryland
Col. George Washington orders Capt. Robert McKenzie to Norfolk for the purpose of recruiting able-bodied men. [8]
bef. end of Jan 1755 Military: Colony of Virginia
Capt. Robert McKenzie's new recruits were transported by boat to Alexandria where they would join the Virginia Regiment at Fort Cumberland, Maryland.[8]
10 July 1756 Military: Fort Cumberland, Province of Maryland
Col. George Washington holds a council of war at Fort Cumberland. The Assembly and the council order Col. George Washington to build a series of forts; however, the scarcity of recruits presents a challenge to the building of a series of forts.[9]
13 July 1756 Military: Colony of Virginia
Roll of Capt. Robert McKenzie's Company
"Lewis Green, Dinwiddie, 30, 5' 7", carpenter, Virginia, brown, one short leg, a simple look" [10]
July 1756 Military: Colony of Virginia
Lewis Green is listed on the "Pay Roll of Capt. Robert McKenzie's Company." [11]
13 July 1756 Military: Fort Cumberland, Province of Maryland
Col. George Washington provides the following orders for Capt. Robert McKenzie via letter from Fort Cumberland, Maryland "You are to proceed with your Company to the Fort, now commanded by Captain William Cox; and take the command of it until the Militia at Pearsalls, &c. are discharged—which will be as soon as Harvest is over."
"Providing escort to Waggons, Expresses, etc. and to scour the woods as well."[12]
17 July 1756 Military: Colony of Virginia
"After his arrival at William Cocks’s fort on Patterson Creek, McKenzie reported that there were twenty-six rangers there as well as one drummer, three sergeants, and one ranger lieutenant, Thomas Lemen. See McKenzie’s return of 17 July 1756, DLC:GW."[12]
Aug 1756 Military: Colony of Virginia
Lewis Green is listed on the Pay Roll of Capt. Robert McKenzie's Company. [13]
Aug 1756 Military: Colony of Virginia
Capt. Robert McKenzie begins his command of Pearsal's fort on the south Branch of the Potomac. Capt. Robert McKenzie remained in command of Pearsal's fort for over a year.[8]
18 Feb 1757 Military: Colony of Virginia
Capt. Robert McKenzie writes to Col. George Washington from Pearsall's fort: "P.S. On the 15th Inst. a Party of abt twenty Indians, took of a Man nigh Fort Defiance & chased another. They burnt some Houses, Stacks of Hay, killed several Cattle &c. A Party went out after them from Fort Pleasant as quick as possible, but I have not heard their Success"
"Fort Pleasant and Fort Defiance on the South Branch were often referred to as Thomas Waggener’s Lower and Upper forts."[14]
16 May 1757 Military: Colony of Virginia
Lack of funding leads to a troop reductions and Robert Dinwiddie, from Williamsburg, conveys the new troop arrangements -- a total of 450 troops -- to Col. George Washington as follows [quote with formatting changes]:
"at Fort Loudoun; 100 Men; commanded by Yourself [Col. Washington]
at Maidstone; 70 Men; commanded by Capt. Stewart
at Edwards’s; 25 Men; Do [commanded] by a Subaltern
at Pearsalls; 45 Men; Do [commanded] by Capt. McKenzie
In the Nighbourhood of Butter Milk Fort.; 70 Men Commanded by Capt. Waggener.
at Dickenson’s; 70 Men; Commanded by Major Lewis
at Vauss’s; 70 Men; Do [commanded] by Capt. Woodward"[15]
Aug 1757 Military: Colony of Virginia
Lewis Green is listed in the "Return for the month of August of necessaries belonging to the 10th Company, Virginia Regiment, commanded by Capt. Robert McKenzie." [16]
Dec 1757 Military: Colony of Virginia
Size Roll of Capt. Robert McKenzie's Company.
Lewis Green (name), Capt. McKenzie (enlisting officer), 30 (age), 5' 10" (height), Dinwiddie (county), Virginia (country), carpenter (trade), Winchester (place of enlistment), brown complexion, black hair, limps in walking (description) [17]
1758 Military: Fort Duquesne, New France
Capt. Robert McKenzie and his company were part of "Gen. John Forbes’s successful expedition against Fort Duquesne in 1758."[8]
1763 Historical: Colony of Virginia
Royal Proclamation of 1763, at the end of the French and Indian War, prevented settlements west of the Appalachian Mountains.
10 Oct 1779 Property: Hampshire County, Colony of Virginia
Henry Steel and Patrick Finley proved that John Kelsey, Edward Purcel, Lewis Green and Peter Huff were soldiers in the Va. Rgmt. under Gen. Braddock in 1755. They by bill of sale transferred their rights to Col. Abraham Hite. [18]
1 Jan 1780 Historical:
Fort Nashborough was built. The Cumberland Compact was created in 13 May 1780. Consequently, Lewis "French and Indian War" Green, nor Capt. Robert MacKenzie, served at Fort Nashborough during the French and Indian War.
1782 Residence: Hampshire County, Virginia, USA
In the 1782 State Census: Lewis Green is listed with 4 free whites in his household and no slaves. Col. Abraham Hite's -- (AH) -- contiguous territory. Anyone in AH's territory would have been neighbors. Lewis Green (AH) 4 [2][19]
16 Aug 1783 Probate: Hardy County, Virginia, USA
Lewis Green's estate is appraised in Hardy County, Virginia [now Hardy County, WV]. [2]
1784 Residence: Hampshire County, Virginia, USA
In the 1784 State Census, Lewis Green is listed with 5 free whites in his household with 1 dwelling and no other buildings. Lewis was in Col. Abraham Hite's -- (AH) -- contiguous territory. Anyone in AH's territory would have been neighbors. Lewis Green (AH) 5-1
Lewis Green.
1786 County Formation: Hardy County, Virginia, USA
In 1796, Hardy County, Virginia was formed from Hampshire County, VA becoming Hardy County, WV on 20 Jun 1863 when WV was admitted to the union.[7]
10 Apr 1787 Estate Appraisal: Hardy County, Virginia, USA
appr, 10 Apr 1787 by William Blackburn, David Smith, William Welton. Hardy county, Virginia Courthouse Ledger Page number 8. [20]

Sources

  1. Yates Publishing. U.S. International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [online database of Index-only records] at Ancestry.com, "1748 to Elizabeth", no maiden name listed.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 A Genealogy of Lewis Green & Associated Families, Windows Into Our Past - Volume 6, 2005, by Judy Parsons Smith, presenting research largely performed by the writer's great aunt, Ardath Jo Green pdf dowload available available at this link
  3. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47292752/lewis-green
  4. Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Births (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2001;).
  5. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Source number: 1255.182; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents.
  6. Fuson, Henry Harvey. History of Bell County, Kentucky, Vol. 1. Bell County, Ky: Hobson Book Press, 1947.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Virginia Interactive Map http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~george/countyformations/virginiaformationmaps.html
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 “From George Washington to Robert McKenzie, 11 November 1755,” Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-02-02-0169. [Original source: The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series, vol. 2, 14 August 1755– 15 April 1756, ed. W. W. Abbot. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1983, pp. 166–167.]
  9. “From George Washington to Robert McKenzie, 5 August 1756,” Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-03-02-0295. [Original source: The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series, vol. 3, 16 April 1756–9 November 1756, ed. W. W. Abbot. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1984, pp. 334–336.]
  10. Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. 1988. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1990. pp.75-76.
  11. Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. 1988. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1990. p. 84
  12. 12.0 12.1 “From George Washington to Robert McKenzie, 13 July 1756,” Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-03-02-0243. [Original source: The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series, vol. 3, 16 April 1756–9 November 1756, ed. W. W. Abbot. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1984, pp. 265–266.]
  13. Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. 1988. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1990. p.89.
  14. “To George Washington from Robert McKenzie, 18 February 1757,” Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-04-02-0058. [Original source: The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series, vol. 4, 9 November 1756– 24 October 1757, ed. W. W. Abbot. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1984, pp. 109–110.]
  15. “To George Washington from Robert Dinwiddie, 16 May 1757,” Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-04-02-0086. [Original source: The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series, vol. 4, 9 November 1756– 24 October 1757, ed. W. W. Abbot. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1984, pp. 153–156.]
  16. Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. 1988. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1990. p. 102.
  17. Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. 1988. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1990. p.121.
  18. Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. 1988. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1990. p. 269.
  19. Ancestry.com, Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890 (Ancestry.com Operations Inc).
  20. Sage, Clara McCormack and Laura Sage Jones. Early Records Hampshire County Virginia now West Virginia. 1989. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2003.
  • Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800, Fincastle County 1773-77 for Lewis Green; Summers, Lewis Preston,. Annals of southwest Virginia, 1769-1800. Abingdon, Va.: L.P. Summers, 1929.
  • Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774, Virginia Militia for Lewis Green; Clark, Murtie J. Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999.

Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile Green-4377 created through the import of GedTem12:18.ged on Dec 19, 2011 by Jack Templeton.
  • Entered by Sonja Ratliff, Sunday, January 18, 2015 as Greene, born 1710.
  • Green-19744 was created by Tara Warriner through the import of Wilson Family Tree.ged on Oct 31, 2016.


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I have rewritten this profile as discussed above. This Lewis Green, b. 1724 was not the Lewis Green who was mauled by a bear and who was active on the Clinch River. I have moved the children associated with that Lewis Green to the correct Lewis Green IV. I have also highlighted problems with the parents to this Lewis Green.
posted by David (E) Ebel
Thank you David. I would like to keep your notes, in this profile. I m going to move them into the Research Notes section.

Again, thank you for taking the time to research and put this together.

posted by Loretta (Leger) Corbin
Re: [Shawnee Heritage VII, proposes Shawnee Indian ancestry for Lewis Green Sr], the father of Zachariah - Have any male-male-male- etc. descendants taken a YDNA test. If so, do they show a genetic match with Robert Green (Patriarch of the Culpepper Co, VA Greens). It would help clear confusion over descendants of these two lineages
posted by Jack Templeton
Hi Managers, Many of you. Anyone want to remove yourself??
posted by Marj Adams
Just proposed a merge of Green 19744 & Green--15176. After merge is completed the following children of Lewis who were born in Culpepper Co, VA should be removed as they are undoubtedly descendants of Robert Green (b. abt.1695), Patriarch of the Culpepper Co, Greens. Lewis migrated from Prince George Co, VA via the Old Upper Migratory Trail to Lunenburgh, Co, VA then to NC where he settled with the Porter, Walker. Payne & Alley families before moving on to be among the first permanent colonial settlers along the Clinch River in present day Scott Co, VA. He was never a Culpepper Co. resident
posted by Jack Templeton
Jeffrey, what sources did you work from? Maybe your sources would help us resolve some problems.
posted by Marj Adams
He was a Private who served under Captain Robert McKenzie in Tennessee and Kentucky. He was stationed at Fort Nashboro in Nashville,Tennessee. He served in the French and Indian War.

He enlisted in Capt Robert McKenzie's Co from Dinwiddie Co., VA at age 30 at the rank of Private in the French and Indian War and also served in the Rev War in VA.

He was a vestryman in the church at Kilgore Station (Church of England? ) and was very brown in complexion.

Lewis owned 41 acres of land adjacent to Porter's Fort in March of 1774.

A story about Lewis Green, Sr. told by Daniel Boone

Occurred near the Clinch River

Lewis and a brother-in-law, who resided near Blackmore's, on Clinch, about fifteen miles below Captain Gass' place, where Boone was sojourning, went out some considerable distance amo

Sonja, would you move the infor on the Lauderdales to wife's page. Thanks
posted by Marj Adams
Loretta removed the wrong Nancy
posted by Marj Adams
Loretta, Massey and Nancy were b in North Carolina. Could you remove them from this Lewis as we have him dying in VA. Thanks
posted by Marj Adams
Jack, Since Wiki Tree policy is to use the location as it was at the date cited, I think you should change the county. Looking at records in the wrong county could account for difficulty in finding sources. I have had experience with this in Sussex county DE which began as Somerset MD and became Worcester MD before Sussex DE.
posted by Marj Adams
P.S. from JRT

I edited birth/death dates from "Certain" to "About, uncertain". Did not (1) add my "Fuzziness" note or (2) edit incorrect birth location from 'Dinwiddie Co, VA' to 'Prince George (now Dinwiddie) Co, VA'. Dinwiddie was not created from Prince George until 1752. [email address removed]

posted by Jack Templeton