Green, Thomas Jefferson Sr

Birth Name Green, Thomas Jefferson Sr
Nick Name Thomas Jeff
Gender male
Age at Death about 71 years, 9 months, 10 days


from 1850 Jackson Co, TN census. occupation farming. birthplace TN

Death cert of Sarah says parents were Jeff Green and Nancy Hicks, so I assume "Thomas J" was "Thomas Jefferson"

Children in 1880 Census say father/mother born:
John TN/TN
Louis TN/TN
Martha TN/TN
Sarah TN/TN
Thomas TN/NC
Ellis TN/TN
so that's not much help.

Court deposition confirms age: in 1868 Jackson County Chancery Court "Dep of Thomas J. Green aged 54 years"

This is very suspicious - unlikely this Thomas fought at 56 years of age -
Thomas J. Green Sr. served during the Civil War in Co A, 1st (McNairy's) Tennessee Cavalry Battalion (Confederate), also known as 1st West Tennessee and 1st Middle Tennessee Cavalry Battalion, a unit formed from Davidson County, Tennessee and nicknamed "The Tennessee Rangers".


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1814-06-22 Jackson, TN    
Event Note

Some say born in TN

Death about 1886-04-00 Goshen, Warren, KY   1a


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Green, Thomasabout 1795before 1850
Mother Brannon, Nancyabout 1798
         Green, Thomas Jefferson Sr 1814-06-22 about 1886-04-00
    Brother     Green, John 1818-02-10 1879-05-18
    Sister     Green, Martha Melinda about 1820 1882-02-20


Family of Green, Thomas Jefferson Sr and Hicks, Nancy

Married Wife Hicks, Nancy ( * 1814 + 1888-10-14 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1836      


Home in 1840: ?should be in Smith or Jackson Co, TN - not head of household?
Home in 1850: District 3, Jackson, Tennessee (Thomas, Nancy, Polly, Lewis, Martha, John, Sarah, Thomas)
Home in 1860: District 3, Jackson, Tennessee (Thomas, Nancy, Nancy, Louisa, Martha, John, Sarah, Thomas, Alex, Abraham)
Home in 1870: District 3, Jackson, Tennessee (T J Green, Nancy, Polly, Elliis, John)
Home in 1880: Goshen, Warren, Kentucky (children went to Macon County, TN or Warren Co, KY)

They live next to Joseph and Elisabeth Davenport in Jackson County, TN

Twice the name of "Ellis" given. Son "Abram Ellis Green" and grandson "WIlliam Ellis Green". This suggests an Ellis in their tree.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Green, William M1837-06-20before 1850
Green, Nancy Ann1839-02-05
Green, Lewis1840-05-01before 1900
Green, Martha Jane1842-03-011886-09-07
Green, John Simpson1843-08-011914-08-11
Green, Sarah Elizabeth1845-12-141917-04-27
Green, Thomas Jefferson Jr1848-02-101926-06-28
Green, Alexander1851-08-28before 1870
Green, Abraham Ellis1853-10-111945-04-26


Type Value Notes Sources
Paternal Haplogroup R-M269
Attribute Note

Provisional only! Assuming these Green's are descendants of Thomas "The Seagull" Green. Known descendant is kit#132302 in the Green DNA Project.