John "Moccasin" Green

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John Green

Also Known As: "Mocassin"
Birthdate: (101)
Birthplace: Mitchell , South Carolina, United States
Death: June 2, 1863 (101)
Mars Hill, Madison County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Mars Hill, Mitchell County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Henry Greene and Eleanor Green
Husband of Martha Elizabeth Greene
Father of Joseph S. Greene, Sr.; James Greene; Arthur Greene; Aaron Greene; Elijah Greene and 3 others
Brother of Shadrach Greene; John Greene; Jeremiah Greene, III; Amos Green; Eleanor Greene and 4 others

Occupation: Revolutionary War Veteran
Managed by: Jeffery Michael Griffith
Last Updated:

About John "Moccasin" Green

John "Moccasin" Green

  • Birth: 1762 Mitchell County North Carolina, USA
  • Death: Jun. 2, 1863 Mars Hill Madison County North Carolina, USA
  • Burial: Little Ivy Baptist Church Cemetery Mars Hill Madison County North Carolina, USA
  • Parents: Richard Green (1740 - 1818) Eleanor Sullivan Green(e) (1740 - 1817)
  • Siblings: Amos Green (1778 - 1857), Joseph Green (1782 - 1861)
  • Spouse: Martha Elizabeth Jones Green (1763 - ____)


  1. Joseph Stephen Green (1789 - 1869)
  2. James Greene (1789 - 1856)
  3. Arthur Green (1797 - 1882)*
  4. Aaron Greene (1800 - ____)
  5. Elijah Green (1800 - 1882)*
  6. Abel Green (1802 - ____)
  7. Ebbe Isabel Green Buchanan (1803 - 1874)
  8. Amos Green (1804 - 1874)


A majority of this following informaton: courtesy of Professor,Lloyd Bailey, the Author of "Toe River Heritage Book"

The following information was accumulated over time to give as much information on G/G/G/G/G/Grandfather John "Moccasin" Green as possible.

In all the valid information We can find, his wife was Elizabeth Jones. (another researcher mentions a possible Elizabeth Coffee).

Various information may be included here. This is added to give all information available on John "Moccasin" Green, and more to be added in the future


John "Moccasin" Green b: abt 1762, Rock Creek, North Carolina.

He d:06-02-1853, Madison County, North Carolina, and buried at Little Ivy Baptist Church Cemetery. Reference #113104.

Event: Pension 10-22-1832 Burke Co.NC formed 1777,from Rowan Co.NC.

Note: He was allowed pension on his application executed 10-22-1832, while a resident of Burke Co.NC. age 70 years.

NOTE: Honorable Peter Norbeck, US Senate.01-30-1925.

My dear Mr. Norbeck: In response to your letter of the twenty-ninth instant. I have the honor to advise you that from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claims 6914, it appears that John Green was born on Rocky Creek, South Carolina date not stated. He moved to Tryon Co.NC. when he was a small child, and when about 16 years old moved back to SC. Colonel Samuel Hammond's SC Regiment. He was allowed pension on his applicaton executed 10-22-1832, while a resident of Burke Co.NC., age 70 yrs. After the Revolution he went to Rutherfordton Co NC. where he married. (my Grandma wrote Elizabeth Jones here) Soldier died 06-02-1853, in Madison Co NC, leaving no widow, but five children who survived in 1856, James, Joseph, Arthur, Aaron and Isabella or Izabella. Very Truly Yours, Acting Commissioner.

NOTE: Asheville, North Carolina, page # 442, John Green Pension shows he died June 2 1853.

North Carolina, 01-24-1857--- Yancey Co, Mr Bettis Dear Sir.

I now take the opportunity of writing you a few lines concerning our pention claim. I can inform you that the err was in myself as to the dates of my Fathers death, for it was actuly on the 2nd day of June 1853. how come the mistake? the old man had moved to Madison Co,NC a few years before his death. I have got the affadavits of Sidney Young and wife who attneded daily on the old man in all his sicknefs until his death. I have also got the certificate of James C. Howel, justice of the peace of my county,; and if you think this proof is not sufficient, write quick to me and let me know, for I can go into Madison Co. and git any amount of proof you want. But it would put me to right-smat of troble for I would have to get their County Seal to it, and if you send this proof on to the city of Washington, write to me when ever you git answer. We have such frozen bad traveling in our county that I delayed for sometime gitting the proof that I have got.

This from your friend James Green Admin of John Green To SA Bettia.

Note: Elizabeth(Jones) Green lived off the pension of John Green until her death in Kentucky on 03-02-1854, page # 138. Pension paid in full.

Parents of Martha Elizabeth Jones: Benjamin Jones b:abt 1715 Wales. m Amy Parrish b:abt 1725.

NOTE: AARON GREEN b:07-12-1800 Rutherford Co,NC. m (#1) Annie Buchanan abt:1820 NC. b:03-07-1802 Rutherford,Co,NC.Their Child: Elizabeth b:abt 1823 Rowan Co NC. m(#2)Phebe Ledford 09-18-1831 Burke Co.NC b:1800

ISABELLE GREEN b:08-17-1803 Rutherford Co.NC.d:02-20-1874 Jennings Co.Ind. m James Buchanan 09-21-1822 Burke Co.NC. b:11-18-1800, Rutherford, Co.NC. d:05-10-1882 Uniontown,Jackson Co.Ind.

NOTES for JOHN GREEN: Burial-Little Iva Baptist Chruch, Madison County, NC. Reference # 113104. Event: Pension 22-OCT-1832 Burke Co.NC formed 1777 from Rowan Co.NC. NOTE: He was allowed pension on his application executed 10-22-1832, while a resident of Burke Co NC aged 70 Yr.1 Change date: 24-Oct 2002 at 21:49.

NOTE: Honorable Peter Norbeck, United states Senate Jan 30,1925.


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John "Moccasin" Green's Timeline

Mitchell , South Carolina, United States
May 19, 1789
Age 27
Age 27
April 20, 1797
Age 35
Burke Co., North Carolina
November 4, 1800
Age 38
Age 38
Age 40
Age 41
Age 42
June 2, 1863
Age 101
Mars Hill, Madison County, North Carolina, United States