Harriman, Roane Co., Tennessee - Swan Pond Methodist Church and Cemetery
In 1812, Thomas, Amy & children moved from Pittsylvania Co., VA to Roane Co., TN. They probably traveled up the Roanoke River to its branch, the Stanton River, where there was a road that led to the Wilderness Road that ran through the Great Valley Va& T
Brought up by Rev. Thomas Turley and his wife Molly. and Thomas (Greene) used the name Turley until he reached his majority and married Amy Keesee
Jesse Keesee for love and affection for his daughter, Amy, gave Thomas Greene 100 acres of land on the West fork of Old Woman's Creek inPittsylvania, cty, Va. (Recorded in deed book 15, page 294 dated2/16/1807.
He bought (E, p. 239) 50 acres from Lewis Kirkpatrick in Swan Pond, and later 100 acres on Emory River from Thomas Hall (E, p. 523).
They sold the land given to them by his wife father in 1807--100 acres plus 100 more acres theyevidently had acquired--in 1815 after he had moved to Roane Cty., Tenn.
In 1826, Thomas Green was paying taxes on 372 acres, and his sons Theoderick and Bluford, were living nearby
In 1812, Thomas and Amy and their children moved from PittsylvaniaCounty, Virginia to Roane County, Tennessee. They probably traveled upthe Roanoke River to its branch, the Stanton River, where ther was a roadthat led to the Wilderness Road that ran through the Great Valley ofVirginia and Tennessee. But since his young son, Theodrick, said thatthey left Roanoke in 1811, they may have moved up the Dan River branchof the Roanoke River and lived in Roanoke for awhile. The Wilderness Roadhad been made into a wagon road in 1796, so they could have travelled bywagon and team of horses or oxen and driven their stock. However theytravelled, the road was rough and slow.
They settled in Roane County, Tennessee where Kingston was the chieftown, a lively at the end of the Walton Road went over the CumberlandPlateau to Nashville. Though Tennessee had become a state in 1796 andKnoxville at that time was it's capital, this was in the heart of theCherokee Indian country. At that time , many indians had become wealthyfarmers and owned slaves.
Thomas and Amy were the parents of ten children. Thomas died in 1842 inRoane County, Tennessee. His wife Amy died in 1862 in Virginia.
Green's , near the Virginia line, We do know that he married in Pittsylvania Co Va, Jan,, 2n d 1792, to-Amy Keesee, under the name of Thomas Green Turley, Mr, Turley must have been a Gua rdian, or a Step Father, Probley]
Note: Thomas Green (1770-1842) married (1792 in Pittsylvania County, VA) Amy Keesee (1776-185 4). They brought their fine family from VA to Roane County, Tennessee in October 1811. He bou ght (E, p. 239) 50 acres from Lewis Kirkpatrick in Swan Pond, and later 100 acres on Emory Ri ver from Thomas Hall (E, p. 523). In 1826, Thomas Green was paying taxes on 372 acres, and hi s sons Theoderick and Bluford, were living nearby. Thomas' name appears in various records, b ut in general, he maintained a low profile. Thomas died in 1842, and Amy died in 1851. They a re buried in the Swan Pond Methodist Church Cemetery. Thomas and Amy had the following childr en: William M., Virginia M., Avery, Theoderick, Bluford, Thomas, Enoch, Lucinda and Austin L.
Swan Pond Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pittsylvania County, Virginia Formed 1766 From Halifax County
Hezekiah Belch Moor, born Nov. 10th 1793 in Tennessee, son of Joseph B"d Anna Moor. Marrie d Virginia Montague (Gincy) Green. Daughter of Thomas Green, and his wife Amy Keesee Green. D ec. 12th 1812. Her father Thomas' Green Bondsman, in Roane Co. Tenn. He served in the Creek I ndian war,-under Col. Brown and Captian William White, in Gen. Andrew Jackson's Army from Sep t. 90th 1813, to Dec. 29th 1813. At that time Col. Brown's Company was located in St. Clair C o. Alai where the town or Steel is now located. After having a vision or the rich land, larg e timber good water, And the mountains; many of these men later moved into St. Clair County , Also Blunt, and Jefferson Co's.
Gincy Green Moor's parents, Thomas and Amy Keesee Green. With their Eleven children moved t o Roane Co. Tenn. From Pittsylvania Co. Virginia, in Oct. 1811. And settled near a large spri ng near Clinch River. And were near the Moor family, where she met and married the young Heze kiah Balch Moor. Gincy was born in Pittsylvania Co. August 28th 1796. Amy Keesee Green's pare nts, were Jesse Keesee, and Milly Sustain Keesee. Jesse's Parents were Richard Keesee, and wi fe Ann ? Milly's parents were Thomas Sustain, and wife Mary ? All three of these ancestors se rved in the war of the Revolution from Pittsylvania CO. Va. And the wills of all three are i n the Court house of Every Green, son or Thomas, was born April 22nd 1798 in Pittsylvania Co , tr,, married his 2nd cousin. Mary Taylor about 1825. Mary's mother was Gincy Keesee, daught er of Jeremiad Keesee, who was a brother of Jesse, Mary and Avery Green settled in White Co , Tenn, and are Buried there,
Theatric Green, son of Thomas and Amy, was born Dec, 31st 1799 in Pittsylvania Co, Va. marrie d Mary Hassle, in Roane Co, Tenn, He was shot and killed. From Baron River Bridge in Ark. I n March 1865, as a result of his belief during the Civil war. Many of his descendants live i n Mo,
Season Green, born 1803, in Pittsylvania Co, married Frances Camp, in Pittsylvania Co. Va, se ttled in Decide Co, Miss. where he died 1854.
Thomas Green,.born 1804 in Pittsylvania Co, Va, He was married twice, 1st wife's name not kno wn. 2nd wife was a widow, Mrs. Elizabeth? or Jane, Hand, He settle in St, Clair Co, Ala, nea r Springville, Where he died, buried in Springville Cemetery, We have two zeroxed copies of l etters written by him, to his Brother Austin Green, The letters were furnished by Mrs. Emes t Hutcherson, Of Roane Co, Tenn,
Enoch Green, born 1806 in Pittsylvania Co, Va, married Isabella Edward. Oct, 1830 in Roane Co . Tenn. He also settled in Jefferson Co. Ill, Where he died 1869.
Bluford Green, was born 1808, in Pittsylvania Co, Va, married Betsy Underwood in Roane Co, Te nn. He lived his life in Roane Co, Where he died 1869, buried in the Green Cemetery, on Clinc h River,
Lucinda Green, was born 1810 in Pittsylvania Co, Va. married James Sudduth in Roane- Co. Tenn , Sometime after the death of her Mother, Amy. in 1854. They moved to Decide Co. Miss, near h er Brother Season.
Austin Lethredge Green, Born in Pittsylvania Co, Va, July 5th 1811. He was only a few month s of age when his parents, Thomas and Amy Green, moved to Roane Co. Tenn. He spent his life i n Roane Co, He was County Clerk at the Roane Court House, for many years, He buried the Count y money on Clinch River during the Civil war, In the years between he was a member of the Leg islature of Tenn, He rewrote the Tenn, Code in 1858, with 8 Goose quill pen. ( This pen is i n the Tenn. State Archives, in Nashville Tenn. His son Henry P. Green, is the soldier, who sh ot and killed the Horse, from under a Union Gen, during the Civil war. We have several letter s, written by Henry Green, to his cousin, James Every Moor. (son or Hezekiah B. and Gincy Moo r,)
Austin L, Green, 1st married Delilia Crow. Thursday the 15th day of Dec. 1836, in Roane Co, T enn, By the Rev, George Yest. The 2nd marriage was to a widow, Mrs. Emily R, Prior, Formerl y Emily R, Liggett, Austin L, Green, was the Father of sixteen children, The youngest, Dr, Ch arles Wise Green, Was born, Sunday May 12th 1865. On the day his three oldest sons returned f rom the Civil war. Dr. Charles Wise Green died in 1960 age 95 years, in Roane Co. Tenn. Austi n L, Green died in Roane Co, At his home on Clinch River. Wednesday, August 5th 1903, at 8:4 0 A.M. age 92 years and one month, ( From his Bible)
Very little is known of the Ancestory of Thomas Green, at this time. According to his Great-g rand-children. His father was killed or died during the Revolution, and he was reared by a Pr esbyterian, or Baptist Minister. And that he grew up in the part of Pittsylvania Co. Virgini a where Danville Va. is now, on Dan River. He could have been from the N.C.,
Pittsylvania County. This has all been proven, and members of the Moor family have joined Dau ghters of the American Revolution on Richard Keesee.
Thomas and Any Green lived in Roane Co. Tenn. until their death's Thomas died Oct. 18th 1842 . Amy died May 23rd 1854. Both are buried on the old Green farm, not in the Green Cemetery wh ich was named for the Youngest son of Thomas and Amy. Austin Lethredge Green, who lived and d ied in Roane Co. Tenn. On Clinch River.
The oldest child of Thomas and Amy Green, was John, who was drowned in Big Emery Creek, Jul y 1815. - Hezekiah B, Moor was a witness in the hearing, at the home of Thomas Green. (This i nformation was furnished by Mrs. Ernest Hutcherson. Genealogist, of Roane Co. Tenn.)
William Green was the 2nd child or Thomas and Amy. Born 1793. He was in the war of 1812. Marr ied Mary Smith in Roane Co. Mar. 15th 1819. He moved to Jefferson Co. Ill where he died.
Virginia Montague (Gincy) Green, was the 3rd child of Thomas and Amy Green. She was born Aug . 28th 1796 in Pittsylvania Co. Va. married Hezekiah Belch Moor, Dec. 12th 1812 in Roane Co . Tenn. Died in Jefferson County Alabama, Feb. 7th 1862. Buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Le eds. As far as we can tell she was the first one buried at Cedar Grove)
Green's , near the Virginia line, We do know that he married in Pittsylvania Co Va, Jan,, 2n d 1792, to-Amy Keesee, under the name of Thomas Green Turley, Mr, Turley must have been a Gua rdian, or a Step Father, Probley John Turley?.
Pittsylvania County. State of Virginia, Jan, 2nd 1792.
To William Tunstall.
Consent or Jesse Keesee.
Please to grant Thomas Green Turley, and my daughter Amey, maredge lisence, and qblidge, Sign ed Jesse Keesee,- After the marriage of Amy Keesee, and Thomas Green Turley, Jesse Keesee ha d the name Turley removed
from Thomas Green's name.-
The original marriage bond, hand written.
Pittsylvania County Virginia.
Know all men by these present, that we Thomas Green Turley. And Pleasant Fears. Are held an d firmly bound to the commonwealth of Virginia, in the sum of fifty pounds to the payment whe reof will and truly.be made. We bind our selves out joynt and several heirs, exors, ,and Adm' rs firmly by thes e pres ent-, Sealed with our seal's and dated, this 2nd day of Jany, 1792"
The- condition or the above obligation, is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly to b e soleminized between the above Thomas Green Turley, And Amy Keesee. Now if there is no lawfu l cause to abstruct the marriage, then the obligation be void, else to remain in full force
Sealed and delev'd in the presence of W, Wright, Thomas+ Green
Pleasant + Fears,(Seal)
A deed presented, Pittsylvania Co, Virginia, Court, Feb, 16th 1807, Acknowledged by George In geo And ordered recorded in deed book 15 - page 291C, Indenture- 14th Feb. 1807- Bsttreen Jes se Keesee of' the County of
Pittsylvania, and State of" Virginia, And Thomas Green, of' the afore said Co,- For love an d effection for his daughter Amy Green. Gives to said Thomas Green, one hundred acres in land . in Pittsylvania, County, Va.on West Fork of Old Womans Creek,
Season lived inDeSota Co, Miss.
Book J page 421,July 28th 1845,
HezekiahB, Moor, And Gincy his wife, formerly Gincy M. Green. Of the County of Jefferson, An d State of Alabama, sell their interest in her Fathers lands, to her Brother, Austin L. Green ,
Signed, Hezekiah B. Moor. Gincy M, + Moor,
El'iza Evans,- Margaret Evans,- Bluford Green,- William Cox,
Registered, Jan, 15th- 1846,
Austin L. Green, baught all land from his Brother's and Sister's. Land in 13th and 14hDistric t's. Part on Clinch River, and Emery Road, on Emery Creek.
The first letter is written, by Hezekiah B. Moor. To his Brother-in-law, Austin L, Green, Pos t Office, Bone Co, East Tenn. From Cedar Grove P.O., Alabama, This letter, like all the other 's, was folded and sealed with red sealing wax. Dated Jan, 29th-181C3. The State of Als, Jeff erson Co,
Dear Brother; your letter last Dec. Informing me of the death of our much.esteemed, Father Gr een-, And refused to come or write, at the time I rec'd it L was ready to start down the coun try with some hogs, and as I had been calculating for a long time to come to see my friends i n that country, I thought perhaps when returned I could come, but I had my cotton to take off , and my business has ever since been pressing me, L have fifty head of cattle which-requir e my attention, particulary in the summer season; now I have set time after time to come to s ee you I have conc-laded that it will be next winter before I can come, I wish you to infor m all inquiring friends that we are all in health, Joseph Floor, (his Brother) and Thomas Gre en; (his brother in-law) familia's
were well a few days ago. Gincy (his Wife) had a son born the 7th- day of last December, Thom as Moor's (his son) wife has three sons, Their names as follows, Hezekiah James, John Isaac , and William Henry, Joseph Moor's (his son) wife has one daughter and one son. The name of t he first, Phredonia Ann; the last is Alphus Jefferson, Hezekiah Moor's (his son) wife has on e daughter, Martha Jane. Amy (his daughter) has one daughter, Margaret Montague,
The times are very hard in this country, Tax'es high and money scarce, my tax'es this year ar e ten dollars and 4-2 cents, Religion seems to be at a low ebb,
Wheat- crops are tolerable good, corn crops look excellent. We have had a great deal of rai n far three weeks, before which we had a good spring for work from the latter part of March,
I want you to write me concerning our friends in that part of the country, and concerning th e prosperty of Zion; I-have written several letters to you, and have rec'd no answer, I wis h you to let Elizabeth Ives(Evans) have the reading of this letter, I would like for them an d all other connections to write me. I wish for some or you to cone to see us, Tell Bluford h e might come,
Elizabeth Evens could be a sister. One Elizabeth-Moor married Benjamin Evens, in 1810 in- Roa ne Co, Tenn. by 1837 Benjamin Evens was dead. The Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Dec, 20th 18 15
Between Thomas Green, And Amy his wife, of one part of the County of Roane, and State of Tenn essee, Sells two hundred acres of land, ( Same land given Amy, by her father, Jesse Keesee) S igned
Thomas Green. And
Roane County Tennessee. Feb; 6th 1843, Settlement of the Thomas Green Estate. Sale or househo ld goods were held at the home of the late Thomas Green-,
Book J, page 134 Roane Coo T-enn, Bill of sale from Enoch Green, to Austin L, Green, for Negr o conveyed to Amy Green. By her father Jesse Keesee, late of Pittsylvania Coo Va. Enoch sell s his interest in the slaves. As one of the lawful children or Thomas and Amy Green. Dated Ja n. 6th 1844.
Book J page 221 Aug 28th 18411, Season Green, sells his interest in his fathers lands in Roan e Co, Tenn, to his brother Austin Green.
The settlement of his estate names his wife Elizabeth. Among the children were, Eliza,,amd Ma rgaret Evans,(note) those two signed as Witness's, when H,B, and Gincy Moor sold her part o f her Fathers estate.
The followingl etter, was written by Gincy's Brother Thomas Green. Who lived in Springville A la, Addressed to his Brother, Austin L, Green Kingston Post Office Roane Co, Tenn. from Sprir rgville Ale. St. Clair Co, Dated Sept. 21st 1854.
L and family is well at. this time, I saw H.B; Moor at; Ashville on the 6th of this month, an d he had a letter from you, and it stated about the deth of Mother; and Brother Seatons deth , it has been a long time since I-had heard from all of you, I have bin a thinking or comin g to see you all for about three years, Last fall I was sick, Had fevers, so that I was til J an. a getting my crop in. I can't tel when I can come to see you all. I would be glad you wou ld write to me sum.
You write for us to come to see about the effects of Mothers. We think you know better than w e do, you know what is there better than we do. Mother sed when I was there last, that ther e was a bed and furniture that I might have. I sed, " If the rest was willing for me to hav e it"
I will come one day or another, I-would be glad if you would set sum time for all to come, an d write to all.
I would be very glad to see all of you, one more time in this life, I think times that I wil l never see any of you any mor. Sum times I think about going to Brk, or Texas, tho if I coul d sell and by in that country.
Corn is worth from 50 to 75 cents per, bu, wheat is one dollar and 25 cents per. bu, I thin k I have a plenty, and sum to spar, I have eight in family, I bought a boy June 1853, I gav e $550.00 for him, I bought a gal Jan, last for $ 730,00, I bought from Craves, that lives i n N.C., facing Old Virginia. The State where Uncle Avery Keesee died and left mart estatec an d they think the Daughtons is driving negro's to this State, Henary, John, and Fran!clin Grav es,
I have nothing very particular to write to you. than Moor and family are well. Write to us wh en can, I would be glad if you cannot make a devide with out a sale, If you make a sale, I wo uld be glad if you would by in this furnity for me, and write to me about all the connections . I must bring my letter to a close, I would be glad to write a great deal, but I am out of p ractis, you must look over my bad writing and spelling,
Direct Your leters to Ashville Post Office,
Hemands yours respectfully,
The above letter is copied, just as written, Seems there is a bit of Irish (brogue)in it.
The above letters are copied from zeroxed copies of the original letters. Which were locate d in Roane Co, Tenn, court house, by Mrs. Ernest Hutcherson. They were left in the Desk of Au stin Green. In Roane Co. court house.
Following is another letter, written by H,B, Moor, to Austin L, Green. I am the owner. of thi s original letter, which to me is very valuable. The letter is folded to make an envelope, an d sealed with red sealing wax,
Addressed to Austin L, Green. Kingston Tenn, From Hezekiah B, Moor, Cedar Grove Jefferson Co , Ala, Jan. 6th 1851
Pittsylvanla County. State of Virginia. Jan. 2nd 1792.
To William Tunstall.
Consent of Jesse Keesee.
Please to grant Thomas Green Turley, and my daughter Amey. maredge lisence, and 0blidge. Signed Jesse Keesee.-
After the marriage of Amy Keesee, and Thomas Green Turley, Jesse Keesee had the name Turley removed from Thomas Green's name.
The original marriage bond, hand written.
Pilttsylvanila County Virginia.
Know all men by these present, that we Thomas Green Turley. And Pleasant Fears. Are held and firmly bound to the commonwealth of Virginia, in the sum of fifty pounds to the payment whereof will and truly,be made. We bind our selves out Joynt and several heirs, exors,and Adm'rs firmly by these present. Sealed with our seal's and dated, this 2nd day of
The condition of the above obligation, is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly to be soleminized between the above Thomas Green Turley. And Amy Keesee. Now if there is no lawful cause to abstruct the marriage, then the obligation to be void, else to remain in fullforce.
Sealed and delav'd in the presence of W. Wright. Thomas X Green Turley
Pleasant x Fears. (Seal)
1. John B. Green, b. 1792, Gretna, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia , d. 6 Jul 1815, Big Emory Creek, Roane Co., Tennessee - Big Emory Creek