Meshack Green (son of Jeremiah Green and Rachel) was born Abt. 1770 in North Carolina, and died Abt. 1840 in North Carolina. He married Julia E Land in North Carolina.
Notes for Meshack Green: There are some researchers that use the Meshack Green # 1 born in 1754, who was in the revolutionary war, and married Susannah Green, [ her maiden name ] and died in Morgan Co. Tenn. as belonging to our Green line, this is not true. A couple of years ago I went to Morgan Co Tenn, in the city of Wartburg, at the public library there is a Mrs Sammy Ruth [ Green ] Mc Peters, I told her that I was researching the Meshack Green # 1 that had been in the revolutionary war, and died there in Morgan Co. Tenn. she told me that I was in a lot of luck, because that was her line, and that she was a direct descendant of Meshack Green # 1 she retrieved a file on Meshack Green and together we spent several hours going over her information, none of the information that she had matched the information that some researches are using on our Meshack Green line. I find it hard to belive that a man born in 1754 started having children in 1805, and the last one, a daughter born ca 1818, even if it was a second marriage for him, he would have to be 51 yrs. old when his first son James was born, and 64 yrs when his last child [ a daughter ] Elizabeth was born, I guess it is possible. But a RED FLAG tells me NO, This alone should have alerted other researches that they were on the wrong Meshack Green # 1 They have taken information from two different Meshacks, and merged them into one person, one who fought in the revolutionary war, born in 1754, and one who was an apprentice Sadler, born ca 1770.
In the Surry Country N. C. Wills and Abstracts, page 43 it states that, on Jan. 10th 1783, Meshack Green son of Jeremiah Green decd, binds himself as apprentice to Samuel Humphres, SADLER, with the consent of his mother, Rachel [ x ] Green,to serve 7yrs, 10 mos, 15 days. Wit; Daved Humphreys, Francis Cunningham, Wm [ x ] Southerd. [ A Note follows that states, that the Green`s are from Hunterton Co. NJ. ] that would make Meshack about 13yrs one month and 15 days old, [ thats assuming that the apprenticeship was until he reached the age of 21yrs ] that would make Meshack as being born ca 1770, [ not in 1754 ] too young to have been in the revolutionary war.
In the International Genealogical Index files [ I B I ] there is a Meshack Green That married a Gulxxx Land in 1804 this Meshack is in a far better Time line, than the Meshack that other researchers are using, I also believe that the Gulxxx Land is a error, [ as indicated by the 3 xxx ] according to the death records Compiled from Kentucky Records it list the parents of James Green [ born 1805 ] as being Meshack # 1 & Julia E. Green, from NC. also from the same records it also lists, Meshack # 1 & Julia E. Green, from NC. as being the parents of George I Green born about 1807
I have a 1815 Rowan County, NC. Tax List Of Capt. Bean`s Company, Listing Meshack # 1 paying taxes on 228 acres, many of the family names on this tax list later showed up in Calloway Co. Kentucky, [ later Marshall Co. Kentucky ] The Thompson`s, Wyatt`s, Bean`s, Houser`s, Carrick`s [ Kerrick ] Cole`s, and of course the Smith`s
In the 1850 Census Marshall County Kentucky, it lists Meshack Green # 2 as age 36 that would make him being born about 1814 [ depending on the month the census was taken & the month that he was born in ] Also in the same 1850 Census it lists Meshack`s # 2 sister Elizabeth [ who married James Thompson ] as being 34 making her as being born about 1817 again depending on the month the census was taken & the month that she was born.
Until other researchers can show me better documents than I have found. I am going to use the Meshack Green born about 1770 in NC. and married Julia E. Land.
More About Meshack Green and Julia E Land: Marriage: North Carolina.