John Lewis Greene

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About John Lewis Greene

John Lewis Greene was married twice:

First to Evaline Greene (Edgmon) (Ten children together.

Second to Nancy Jane Snider (Kinnard?). Eight children together. Married 4 June 1887. The Greene Doc says she had four childer (three boys including twins and one girl with JLGreene.

Evalene, his wife, was very strong anti-slavery which may have been a factor in John Louis' joining the Union Army though his brothers joined the South. *added to American Civil War project

He taught school. He rode a bicycle into town every day to get the daily paper at the age of 70. If he met a team, he rode into the bushes rather than stopping on the road. He bought and wore out three cars. That's a long ways from a one-team wagon he once drove. He was about 70 when he got his first car. He drove until he was 93. He couldn't see very well, so he banged his cars up pretty much. This didn't bother John Lewis. He made three trips by car to California, but someone else did most of the driving. He lived alone for many years. The last years of his life his daughter, Almeda, lived with him. He died in his own home a mile east of Fremont.

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John Lewis Greene's Timeline

October 2, 1835
Roane, TN, USA
September 18, 1855
Age 19
Roane, TN, USA
August 24, 1856
Age 20
Stamp Creek, MO, USA
Age 21

Came from Roane County, Tenn. where first child Almeda was born at Stomp Creek, at the foot of Strawberry Mountain.

August 15, 1858
Age 22
Carter County, Missouri, United States
August 1, 1861
Age 25
November 17, 1861
Age 26

He was disabled from further duty and hospitalized in Irontown, MO. He reported back to his command more times than once, but his captain told him to return to the hospital. Records were not kept, and he worked in the hospital and drew script for pay, which he fortunately kept. When older, he applied for a pension and was told he was listed as a deserter. With the help of the script, it was all straightened out and he given the pension.

June 30, 1862
Age 26
November 10, 1863
Age 28
Reynolds, Reynolds County, Missouri, United States
- 1871
Age 28

Farming and working in a wagon shop. Son Logan died while living here.