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Green Hill Jr. (1741 - 1826)

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Rev Green Hill Jr.
Born in Northampton County, North Carolina Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Northampton County, North Carolina Colonymap
Husband of — married in Brunswick County, Virginia Colonymap
Died in Plaxco Farm, Williamson County, Tennessee, United Statesmap
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Rev. Green Hill was born 14 November 1741 in Northampton County, North Carolina, Green was a Methodist minister. He married first Nancy Thomas on 13 October 1763 in Northampton County, North Carolina, daughter of Jordan Thomas. She was born 26 July 1745 in Northampton County, North Carolina, and died 16 January 1772. He married second Mary Seawell on 1 June 1773, daughter of Benjamin Seawell.[1] She was born 5 August 1751 in Brunswick County, Virginia, and died 20 July 1821 in Williamson County, Tennessee. Green was granted 3,834 acres in Tennessee. Green served as a Major and chaplain during the Revolutionary War. In 1783 he was elected to the Council of State, North Carolina. In August 1774 he was elected a member of the Provincial Congress, in Newbern, North Carolina. In 1825 they lived in Williamson County, Tennessee and died 11 September 1826 in Plaxco Farm, Williamson County, Tennessee.[2]

Green married Nancy Thomas, daughter of Jordan Thomas and Ann Seward, in Northampton County, Province of North Carolina on 13 Oct. 1763. Their children were:

  1. Jordan, who became a state legislator and sheriff of Franklin County;
  2. Hannah, who married Thomas Stokes of Chatham County;
  3. Nancy, who married Thomas Knibb Wynn of North Carolina;
  4. Martha, who married Jesse Brown of North Carolina; and
  5. Richard, who died in infancy.

Nancy Thomas Hill died on 16 Jan. 1772.[3]

On 3 June 1773 Hill married Mary Seawell, daughter of Benjamin Seawell of old Bute County. The children of this second marriage were:

  1. Green Hill III (trustee of Franklin Academy when it was chartered by the legislature in 1802 and trustee board clerk when it opened in 1805), who married Mary Long, daughter of Colonel Gabriel and Sarah Richmond Long;
  2. Lucy, who married the Reverend Joshua Cannon;
  3. John; Thomas;
  4. Sally Hicks, who never married;
  5. Mary Seawell, who married Adam de Graffenreid of Tennessee;
  6. William; and
  7. Joshua C., who married Lemiza Lanier of Beaufort County.


  1. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940 database, FamilySearch, Green Hill and Mary Seawell, 01 Jun 1773; citing Brunswick, Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 30,659.
  2. Find A Grave Reverend Green Hill. Memorial# 9018117.
  3. Biography: Hill, Green, Jr., 3 Nov. 1741–11 Sept. 1826, by E. T. Malone, Jr., 1988

See also:

  • Biography: Hill, Green, Jr., 3 Nov. 1741–11 Sept. 1826, by E. T. Malone, Jr., 1988
  • Green Hill by Ivey, Thomas N. (Thomas Neal), 1860-1923; Allen, J. Edward, Published 1926

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On 29 Nov 2016 at 08:42 GMT Paula J wrote:

Can you imagine that much land? That's almost 6 square miles. That's three times the size of the lake I grew up on.

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