Person:Duty Green (1)

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Name Duty J. Green
Gender Male
Birth[1] 22 Jan 1802 Brookfield, Madison, New York, United States
Marriage 2 Nov 1826 to Mary Greenman Coon
Death[1] 25 Dec 1891 Albion, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Sabbath Recorder . (New York City, New York; later Plainfield, N. J.)
    48:1:13, January 7, 1892.

    Duty J. Green was born in the town of Brookfield, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1802, when about fifteen years of age he moved to the town of Alfred, where he remained till the summer of 1841, when he came to Wisconsin, and in the early spring of 1842 settled in Albion, at which time there were but four other white families in the neighborhood. Here he made his home and identified himself with all the interests of the town. He was always interested in the cause of education and Christianity.
    He was converted when about sixteen years of age, while in the observance of Sunday. Some years afterwards he united with the First Alfred Church and retained his membership there until he came to Wisconsin. He was married Nov. 2, 1826, to Mary G. Coon, daughter of Stephen and Sarah Coon, who survives him, though quite feeble. There were six children born to them, four of whom are still living.
    When the Albion church was organized in 1843, Brother Green was one of the constituent members. He always had a deep interest in the welfare of the church, and while life and strength were given was always faithful in the performance of his Christian duties.
    He died at his home in the afternoon of Dec. 25th, aged almost 90 years. Surely a good man has gone, a pillar of the church has fallen, and it becomes us to bow, not only our heads, but in spirit, to him whose voice is heard, not only in the winds but in the still small voice, heard only within the sacred chambers of the soul.
    All the later years of his life, Bro. Green found great pleasure in the reading of his Bible. When so enfeebled by age as to be unable to work, it was a pleasure to sit with open Bible and read from its treasures, and talk of their riches with those who called to see him. The funeral services were held at the church on the afternoon of Dec. 28th, when services were conducted by the writer, speaking from Job 5: 26, Rev. 14: 13. E. A. Witter