Margaret Green (Kirkman)

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Margaret Matilda Green (Kirkman)

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Death: September 13, 1883 (66)
Enterprise, Morgan County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Kirkman, SV/PROG and Mary Alice Kirkman, SM/PROG
Wife of John Green, Jr.
Mother of John Albert Green; James Kirkman Green; George William Green; Mary Ann Robertson; John Green, III and 4 others
Sister of Hannah Kirkman; John Kirkman; Albert Kirkman; Mary Kirkman; Martha Jeffries, SM and 2 others
Half sister of Charles Kirkman

Managed by: James Hutchison
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About Margaret Green (Kirkman)

  • Birth: Apr. 11, 1817
  • Manchester
  • Lancashire, England
  • Death: Sep. 14, 1883
  • Enterprise (Morgan County)
  • Morgan County
  • Utah, USA

She is my 2nd great grandmother.

In 1820, when she was just three years old, her parents emigrated from England to South Africa. Life in South Africa was hard, as described in her history in the John Green Record Book (published by the Green Family Organization): "Besides the hardships of building homes, the Kaffir tribes continued to harass the settlers. They were constantly in danger of attack."

On 22 Dec 1835 at St George's Anglican Church in Grahamstown she married John Green, Jr., whose family were also settlers of 1820.

She emigrated from South Africa to the United States in 1863, along with all but one of her living children. She was a Utah Pioneer, arriving in Salt Lake City 4 Sep 1863 in Captain A.H. Patterson's Independent Company. Her husband and daughter Mary Ann (who was married) stayed behind in South Africa. Family tradition has it that her husband John Green was going to dispose of their property and join her in the US the following year, but as it turned out, he never did make it and died in South Africa in February 1883.

This is how she is described in two different histories:

"Margaret Kirkman Green was a tender-hearted woman with a loving disposition and firm in her convictions; she was a lover of peace, a defender of truth, obedient to law, submissive to the authority of God, pure in thought and actions, and never permitted her tongue or lips to speak evil. By her kindly disposition, her gentleness of manners and the abundance of love which she possessed, she not only held a powerful influence over her children, but she gathered around her many friends, all of whom felt their lives had been made better by having known and associated with such a person. She met the problems of life bravely and tried to solve them cheerfully and without complaining, confident that the Lord had been kind to her and her family in bestowing many blessing upon them."

"She was a frail woman, rather delicate, but wherever there was sickness, there you would find Margaret Kirkman Green... She was an invalid for several years before her death and confined most of the time to her bed, but in it all she never faltered in her faith or shrank from duty."

Daughter of John KIRKMAN & Mary Alice ASHWORTH.

These children are not listed in the family links below: John Albert, Mary Ann.

Family links:
Spouse: John Green (1813 - 1882)

  • James Kirkman Green (1838 - 1903)*
  • George William Green (1841 - 1908)*
  • John Green (1846 - 1930)*
  • Henry Benjamin Green (1851 - 1875)*
  • Margaret Matilda Green Peterson (1853 - 1919)*
  • Joseph Brigham Green (1856 - 1916)*
  • Hannah Martha Green Williams (1857 - 1938)*

  • Calculated relationship
  • Burial:
  • Enterprise Cemetery
  • Enterprise (Morgan County)
  • Morgan County
  • Utah, USA
  • Plot: 4A

Created by: VaunaMri Record added: Nov 06, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 31173785

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Alvus H. Patterson Company (1863) Age 46

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

Find a Grave

  • Birth: Apr. 11, 1817
  • Manchester
  • Lancashire, England
  • Death: Sep. 14, 1883
  • Enterprise (Morgan County)
  • Morgan County
  • Utah, USA
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Margaret Green (Kirkman)'s Timeline

April 11, 1817
Manchester, Lancashire, England
January 7, 1837
Age 19
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 25, 1838
Age 21
Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
May 18, 1841
Age 24
Elephant Hook, Cape Of Good Hope, South Africa
November 2, 1843
Age 26
March 24, 1846
Age 28
Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
February 22, 1851
Age 33
Phillipstown,, Cape, South Africa
November 1, 1853
Age 36
Ft. Beaufort, Crown Colony South Affrica
April 27, 1857
Age 40
South Africa