m. abt 1695
- Robert Duff Green1695 - bef 1748
Facts and Events
Robert Green was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisitions in Virginia
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 227-30. 27-28 May 1742. James Wood of Orange County, Gent., to Robt. Green of same, Gent. Lease and release; for £40 current money. 400 acres... on a branch of the North Branch of the South River of Sharando (Shenandoah)... granted by pattent to Charles Robinson 22 Sept. 1739 and by Robinson sold to James Wood 21-22 May 1742. (signed) James Wood. 28 May 1742. Acknowledged by James Wood Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 5, Dorman, pg. 12].
Acquisition of Land from Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys:
- Capt. Robert Green, 2 Oct. 1747 - 22 Jan. 1747/48; 262 acres of surplus land within the tracts where he lives. This survey was for 228 acres on Tom's Folly branch by Normans Ford Road, Germanna Road; adj. Screnes (now Barnes land), Col. Beverley's land, Isaac Norman. CC - Isaac Norman and Joseph Norman. Marker - John Roberts. Earlier surveys included. Containing 1,284 acres including two patents, one dated 320 June 1726 was granted to Robert Green for 296 acres. The other patent dated 5 November 1726 granted to Jacob Wall for 760 acres & by him conveyed to Mr. Robert Green in both of which patents are contained 228 acres of surplus land. Surv. James Genn.
- Capt. Robert Green, 2 Oct. 1747 - 28 Jan. 1747/8; 382 acres formerly Doct. Tennants entry including the p0lace called Tennants Old Field with houses thereon; adj. Capt. Henry Fields, Capt. Benjamin Roberts, the road below the church. (Note: A building marked "church" appears on this plat). Henry Fields, Jr., Christopher Clemonds, John Paul Vaught, Mr. Thornton. CC - John Roberts & John Triplett. Marker - John Thomas. Surv. James Genn.
- Capt. Robert Green, 2 Oct. 1747 - 6 Feb. 1748/8; 1,000 acres called Moringo Mountain Tract; on a small branch of Crooked Run near foot of Jobbers Mt., on Oak Run, Deer Run, on the Roling Road. CC - Samuel Scott & John Roberts. Marker - Robt. Green, Jr. Surv. James Genn.
- Capt. Robert Green, 9 Jan. 1747 - 8 Feb. 1747; 1,490 acres on Hedgeman Road & Negro run; adj. Charles Dewit, to 200 acres belonging to Frederick Fishback, Col. Carter. CC - Frederick Fishback & Chas. Dewit. Surv. James Genn.
- Capt. Robert Green, 2 Oct. 1747 - 18 Nov. 1747; 336 acres on Hugh's Road near Ragged Mt., Landrum's Run; adj. John Popham, land formerly Wm. Duffs (now Mr. Greens). CC - Gabriel Loving & John Hitt. Marker - George Gent. Surv. James Genn.
- Capt. Robert Green, 2 Oct. 1747 - 2 Dec. 1747; 300 acres between lines of John Roberts (formerly Normans), Buckner, said Greens own line, Barns's (sic) land, the Main Road; adj. Courtney Norman, Aaron Pinson (now Barnes land), CC - John Roberts, Thos Brown. Marker - Joseph Norman. Surv. James Genn. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 6, 7].
Will of Robert Green
Will of Robert Green
About Robert Green
Robert Green came to America in about 1712 with his uncle Sir William Duff and they first settled on the James River in Virginia. Sir William Duff amassed a large estate (over 40,000 acres), and returned to England, leaving his nephew, Robert Green in charge of their joint estate. Robert Green married Eleanor Dunn, born about 1700 in Scotland. The couple lived for a while in King George County, Virginia, and then built a permanent home called Liberty House, in the part of Orange County, Virginia that became Culpeper County, near present day Brandy Station. Robert Green died in Orange County, Virginia in 1748. [Source: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/BLAIR/1997-10/0876541099]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).
- Rogers, Justus H. Colusa County: its history with a description of its resources, also biographical sketches of pioneers and prominent residents. (Orland, California: Rogers, 1891).
Colusa Biographical Sketches – Chapter 12 – Autobiography of the Hon. W. S. Green – Page 345-351 - Transcribed by: Patrick Hogue - October 19, 2013.
“Robert Green, whose father was an officer in the body-guard of William Prince of Orange, came to this country from England in the year 1712, and settled with his uncle, Sir William Duff, in King George County, Virginia. He married a Miss Dunn, and had seven sons. His third son, Duff married a Miss Willis, who was an own cousin to George Washington. William Green, my grandfather, was the third son of Duff Green, and moved to Kentucky, while that State was yet a wilderness. He married a daughter of Markham Marshall and a cousin to Chief Justice Marshall. They had ten children, and my father Henry Lewis Green, married Miss Lucy Bird Semple, and I, their eldest child, was born December 26, 1832.
“John Semple was a lawyer and rightful heir to the title and estates of the Lords Semple of Scotland. These estates had been confiscated during some of the revolutions in that country. He came to America, at what precise date I am unable to tell, and married a Miss Walker. His eldest son, John Walker Semple, my grandfather, married Miss Lucy Robertson, the daughter of Isaac Robertson, the Scotch school-master, who educated James Madison (see Adam’s “Life of Madison”). My mother’s eldest brother, General James Semple, was offered the titles and estates of his ancestors if he would enjoy them as a British subject, but he refused. He was afterwards a Judge of the Court of Appeals of Illinois, a United States Senator from that State, and Minister to the Republic of Colombia, South America, under Martin Van Buren. Dr. Robert Semple, another brother, was president of the first Constitutional Convention of California, and Colonel Charles D. Semple laid out the town of Colusa. So much for my ancestors...