Posted By:Stephanie Sampson
Subject:Nathan C. Green - St. Clair Co, MI (bio)
Post Date:July 26, 2001 at 17:43:58
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Biographical sketch of NATHAN C. GREEN from the book entitled, "Biographical Memoirs of Saint Clair County, Michigan," published in 1903 by B. F. Bowen Publishers in Logansport, Indiana.

This bio spans two (2) pages: 504-505


One of the ex-soldiers of the Civil war who shed glory on himself and on the state of Michigan is Nathan C. Green, now a prosperous farmer in Wales township, St. Clair county, and a highly respected citizen. He was born in Otsego county, New York, in the town of Burlington, May 25, 1824, and is a son of Isaac P. and Mahala (Anderson) Green, of Westchester county, New York, who were the parents of nine children, namely: Truman, Nathan C., Mary, Nancy, Andrew, Julia, Maria, Hannah and Leonard, the last named of whom died in infancy. In politics Isaac P. Green was first a Whig, but on the disintegration of that party ad the formation of the Republican party, he cast his fortunes with the latter. He came to St. Clair county, Michigan, after the Civil war had closed, and here died in 1876 in the faith of the Baptist church.

Nathan C. Green has been twice married. His first marriage took place in Burlington, New York, in 1865, to Marion Hawkins, who bore him six children, namely: Amelia, Marinda, Otis (who died when twenty years old), Isaac, Mariah and Anna M. The second marriage of Mr. Green was on the 18th day of September, 1902, to Mrs. Harriet (Alger) Hawkins, a daughter of Stoughton and Sarah (Gates) Alger, natives of Norwich, Connecticut, and who had a family of nine children, Sarah, Ruth, Lydia, Lovisa, George W., Julia, Cordelia, Harriet and Caroline. Mr. Alger was a Whig and a successful farmer, who acquired a large property and died a member of the Baptist church at Otsego, New York, when seventy-seven years old, being one of the most substantial and honored citizens of his county and town. Mrs. Green was first married at the age of twenty-two in Oneonta, Otsego county, New York, to J. Q. A. Hawkins, brother of Marvin Hawkins, of New York, and their married life was passed in New York.

Nathan C. Green began his career as an agriculturist on his own account by taking up one hundred and twenty acres of wild land in 1855, and was among the pioneers of Wales township. He has thoroughly cleared and improved this tract and has converted it into one of the most profitable farms in the county. Here he raises all cereals indigenous to the soil and climate, together with hay, vegetables and fruits, besides breeding choice strains of horses, cattle, hogs and sheep.

Although the military service of Mr. Green was not of long duration, it was sufficient to prove his patriotism and his willingness to make any personal sacrifice on the altar of liberty. He enlisted in Oakland county, in the Eighth Michigan Colunteer Infantry and three days later was sent to the front and took part in the battle of Decatur, Alabama, and next was in the terrible conflict of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He served in the army eight months and was honorably mustered out at Detroit at the close of that period. He then returned home, resumed his agricultural pursuits, and has since met with well deserved success. He is a Republican and is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, while his belief in the futurity is based on the doctrine of spiritualism. His four living children are Marinda, wife of Charles Dunsmore; Isaac, of Wales township; Mariah, wife of William Howell, and Ann May, wife of Thomas Sullivan. Mrs. Green has one daughter, Georgiana, wife of John Roberts, of Utica, New York.


PLEASE NOTE: I do not have any personal interest in researching the GREEN surname or the St. Clair county, Michigan location. I am merely posting a select number of the biographical sketches found in the above-referenced book *upon specific written request* as a service to the genealogical community; these transcriptions are intended for personal use and are not being done for profit. Please do not contact me with regard to research interests in the above as I have no personal ties. Thank you.