James Kirkman Green (1838 - 1903)

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Birthplace: Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
Death: Died in Elwood, Box Elder, Utah, USA
Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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About James Kirkman Green

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Alvus H. Patterson Company (1863) Age 24


Departure: 29 or 30 June 1863 Arrival: 4 September 1863

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Birth: Sep. 25, 1838, South Africa

Death: Jan. 25, 1903 Elwood Box Elder County Utah, USA

Excerpts from a History of James Kirkman Green: He was a farmer and school teacher in South Africa. He married Mary Ann Wiggill at Braanbosh Spruit, South Africa. She died in childbirth in 1862. Set sail for America on 28 Mar 1863 and landed in New York Harbor 24 May 1863. The family traveled with the A.H. Patterson Company and arrived in Salt Lake City 4 Sep 1863. He married Clara Elizabeth Hammer and to this union 13 children were born. In 1875 James took his family of four children from Kaysville, Utah to Salt Lake City, where he became a carriage driver for President Brigham Young. James drove the President's carriage when he traveled to Logan or Manti or other places for Church Conferences. He was among the men who guarded Brigham Young's body until his burial. In the fall of 1877, James moved to the Bear River Valley. In 1878 his family joined him in a two-room log cabin with a lean-to, which he had built. They burned nothing but sagebrush for heat and used a witch light, (rag in tallow) He was a member of the School Board in Box Elder County for several years. He was a stern, religious, frontier man. He demanded and got strict obedience from his family and earned the respect of all who knew him. James had a serious case of asthma and was sick most of his life. He was practically bed-ridden for 20 years. He was among the first settlers in Elwood and watched the valley grow from a barren alkali prairie to a wealthy, fertile area. He turned the first furrow in the Bear River Valley and planted the first fruit trees.

His first wife, Mary Ann WIGGILL, died in South Africa in 1862. Second wife Amelia Jane LEGG. Third wife Clara Elizabeth HAMMER.

Children not listed in family links below: Mary Ann (died in South Africa), James Walter, infant boy, stillborn girl, Leron Kirkman


Family links:

Parents:
  • John Green (1813 - 1882)
  • Margaret Kirkman Green (1817 - 1883)
Spouses:
  • Amelia Jane Stewart Legg (1847 - 1866)
  • Clara Elizabeth Hammer Green (1849 - 1922)*
Children:
  • Lydia Green Goad (1860 - 1945)*
  • James Walter Green (1866 - 1947)*
  • Ivy May Green Hunsaker (1871 - 1931)*
  • Ida Green Hubbard (1873 - 1958)*
  • Mary Ada Green Nielsen (1875 - 1961)*
  • Charles Henry Green (1878 - 1956)*
  • John Wilford Green (1881 - 1938)*
  • Myrtle Green Grantham (1883 - 1975)*
  • Mattie Green Bench (1885 - 1968)*
  • Ruby Green Nickolaisen (1888 - 1907)*
  • Joseph Arnold Green (1890 - 1958)*

Burial: Elwood Cemetery Elwood Box Elder County Utah, USA Plot: R3_29_8 -------------------- Birth: Sep. 25, 1838, South Africa Death: Jan. 25, 1903 Elwood Box Elder County Utah, USA

My great grandfather.

Excerpts from a History of James Kirkman Green: He was a farmer and school teacher in South Africa. He married Mary Ann Wiggill at Braanbosh Spruit, South Africa. She died in childbirth in 1862. Set sail for America on 28 Mar 1863 and landed in New York Harbor 24 May 1863. The family traveled with the A.H. Patterson Company and arrived in Salt Lake City 4 Sep 1863. He married Clara Elizabeth Hammer and to this union 13 children were born. In 1875 James took his family of four children from Kaysville, Utah to Salt Lake City, where he became a carriage driver for President Brigham Young. James drove the President's carriage when he traveled to Logan or Manti or other places for Church Conferences. He was among the men who guarded Brigham Young's body until his burial. In the fall of 1877, James moved to the Bear River Valley. In 1878 his family joined him in a two-room log cabin with a lean-to, which he had built. They burned nothing but sagebrush for heat and used a witch light, (rag in tallow) He was a member of the School Board in Box Elder County for several years. He was a stern, religious, frontier man. He demanded and got strict obedience from his family and earned the respect of all who knew him. James had a serious case of asthma and was sick most of his life. He was practically bed-ridden for 20 years. He was among the first settlers in Elwood and watched the valley grow from a barren alkali prairie to a wealthy, fertile area. He turned the first furrow in the Bear River Valley and planted the first fruit trees.

His first wife, Mary Ann WIGGILL, died in South Africa in 1862. Second wife Amelia Jane LEGG. Third wife Clara Elizabeth HAMMER.

Children not listed in family links below: Mary Ann (died in South Africa), James Walter, infant boy, stillborn girl, Leron Kirkman


Family links:

Parents:
 John Green (1813 - 1882)
 Margaret Kirkman Green (1817 - 1883)

Spouses:
 Amelia Jane Stewart Legg (1847 - 1866)
 Clara Elizabeth Hammer Green (1849 - 1922)*

Children:
 Lydia Green Goad (1860 - 1945)*
 James Walter Green (1866 - 1947)*
 Ivy May Green Hunsaker (1871 - 1931)*
 Ida Green Hubbard (1873 - 1958)*
 Mary Ada Green Nielsen (1875 - 1961)*
 Charles Henry Green (1878 - 1956)*
 John Wilford Green (1881 - 1938)*
 Myrtle Green Grantham (1883 - 1975)*
 Mattie Green Bench (1885 - 1968)*
 Ruby Green Nickolaisen (1888 - 1907)*
 Joseph Arnold Green (1890 - 1958)*
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Burial: Elwood Cemetery Elwood Box Elder County Utah, USA Plot: R3_29_8


Created by: VaunaMri Record added: Oct 24, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 30835507

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James Kirkman Green's Timeline

1838
September 25, 1838
Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
1860
December 14, 1860
Age 22
1862
August 27, 1862
Age 23
1863
March 24, 1863
Age 24
1866
November 4, 1866
Age 28
Kaysville, Davis, UT, USA
1871
May 13, 1871
Age 32
Kaysville, Davis County, UT, USA
1873
1873
Age 34
1875
November 13, 1875
Age 37
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UT, USA
1878
1878
Age 39
1881
1881
Age 42