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Jim Green Death Certificate 1939 – Green Family Genealogy

Name: Jim Green
Birth Date: abt 1870
Death Date: 3 Jan 1939
Death Place: Selma, Dallas, Alabama
Death Age: 69
Gender: Male
Father Name: Silas Green
Mother Name: Margaret Thompson
FHL Film Number: 1908573

Source Information: Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.

Original data:”Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881–1952.” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

I am researching this family line, please leave a comment with any additional information. Thanks!


April 28, 2015 at 9:47 pm Leave a comment

Frank Martin 1918 Draft Card

Frank Martin Draft Card, 1918 * Summerfield, Dallas County, Alabama

Residence: Summerfield Alabama

Age: 20

Date of Birth: June 1898

Race: Negro

Occupation: Farm Laborer

Employer Name: Lucy Greene

Nearest Relative: Lucy Green, Summerfield, Ala

Description: Medium Height, Medium Build, Black Hair


Frank Martin is a cousin. Another cousin that worked for Sol & Lucy Greene is Herbert Martin.

Sol and Lucy (Callens) Greene lived in Summerfield, Dallas County, Alabama and worked as farmers.

I believe the parents of Frank Martin are Jim (James, b. 1873) and Lucy Martin (b. 1888). Jim is the brother of my (g) great-grandmother, Sarah Jane Martin. Which makes Frank Martin a cousin.

October 3, 2012 at 6:19 pm Leave a comment

In Memory: Renona Davison (Selma, AL)

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In Memory Of: Ms. Renona Davison

Monday, December 13, 2010

Birth: October 19, 1933 (Alabama)

Death: December 9, 2010 (Selma, Dallas Co, Alabama)
Ms. Davison is preceded in death by spouse Lawrence Davison; parents, Robert(a) and Jesse Ford; son, Arthur Davison; brothers, Jessie Ford, Henry Ford, and Fred Ford; sisters, Christine and Mae. Ms. Renona Davison, 77, resident of Selma, Alabama passed away December 9, 2010 at Vaughan Regional Hospital. Services are scheduled for December 14, 2010, 11:00 a.m. at The New Cedar Grove Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Dan Moore. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery directed by Miller Funeral Service of Selma.

Survivors include sons, Robert Ford, Stanley Davison, Jeffery Davison, John Davison, and Michael Davison; two daughters, Juanita Davison and Brenda Smith; brothers, Jeffries Ford, Rickey Ford, and Jerry Ford; sisters, Viola and Betty; ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one son-in-law, two daughters-in-laws; nephew, Jesse Ford, Jr.

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Find A Grave Memorial# 66841099


These are my cousins.

Lucy Callen (1870-1940) was a widow when she married Solomon “Sol” Green. Her first husband was James “Jim” Martin (my uncle). Together, Lucy and Jim had two sons named Frank Martin (1896-1935) and Herbert Martin (1900-1964).

After Jim’s death, Lucy wed Sol Green.

Sol and Lucy Green had the following children:

Estella (b. 1908)

Roberta Green Chisom Ford (1913-1994). Roberta’s husband, Jesse Ford, was also called “Jack Ford”, born 1914. The parents of Jesse (Jack) Ford are John Ford and Ola Waters Ford. Roberta and Jesse Ford’s daughter is Renona Ford Davison (1933-2010). 

Twin Sister Willie Green Hollis (1910-2003).

Homer Green (1915-1988)

Dock (b. 1918)

Nathan (b. 1919)

Nora (b. 1920)

Rosalie “Baby Girl”


The Greens were farmers who lived in Summerfield and Valley Creek,  working on the Morgan Place. Sol Green lived from 1871-1931 and may have been buried at Wayman’s Chapel.

I will be posting more on the Ford family, Green(e) family and related branches.

Please leave a comment if you would like to add to this entry or have any more information. I can keep your info private if you want, just let me know.

Blessings, In Our Hearts ❤ x ❤



March 5, 2011 at 4:22 am Leave a comment

Margaret Green, 1900 Census: Summerfield, AL


1900 United States Federal Census – Margreen (Margaret) Green

Occupation: Farm Laborer
Home in 1900: Summerfield, Dallas, Alabama
Age: 61
Birth Date: Dec 1838
Birthplace: Alabama
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father’s Birthplace: Alabama
Mother’s Birthplace: Alabama

Mother: number of living children: 6
Mother: How many children: 12
Marriage Year: 1900
Marital Status: Widowed
Years Married: 0

Household Members:

Margreen Green, Head, 61
Sol Green, son b May 1879, 21
Hariett Green, dau b May 1876, 24
Sye Green, son b Jun 1881, 18
Marrcee Green, dau b Feb 1883, 17

Champ Green, grandson b May 1890, 10
Willie Green, grandson Sept 1893, 6
Jemison Green, grandson Oct 1892, 7
Aleck Green, grandson Feb 1895, 5
Ransom Green, grandson Sept 1898, 1

NOTE: Margaret Green’s husband was Silas Green(e).

I found the following children born to Margaret and
Silas Green(e):

b. 1864 Mary
b. 1866 Johnie
b. 1868 Jimie
b. 1870 Charity
b. 1872 Mary Lettie
b. 1876, Hariett
b. 1878 Silas
b. 1879 Sol
b. 1881 Sye
b. 1883 Marcee

The Green(e) family are cousins, they married into both the Martin family and the Ford family.

Please leave a comment with any more information on this line. Thanks!

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Summerfield, Dallas, Alabama; Roll T623_13; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 12.

Source Information: 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.

November 29, 2010 at 4:52 am 1 comment

1910: Jim and Sarah J. Green(e), Summerfield AL

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1910 United States Federal Census
Jim and Sarah J. Green

Name: Jim Green
Age in 1910: 39
Estimated birth year: 1871
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father’s Birth Place: Alabama
Mother’s Birth Place: Alabama
Spouse’s name: Sarah J Green
Home in 1910: Summerfield, Dallas, Alabama. I can’t read the street name looks like Braud/Broad something??
Marital Status: Married, 1906
Race: Black
Gender: Male

Household Members:
Jim Green 39, husband, b. 1871
Sarah J Green 34, wife, b. 1876
Lettie Green 2, daughter, b. 1908
Lettie Martin Jr. 3 , nephew (could be Levie), b. 1907
Lum Martin 4, nephew, b. 1906

ALSO on this page are Sol (b. 1873) & Lucy (Callens) Green(e), b. 1880, and their two sons, Frank (b. 1902) & Herbert (b. 1903) 

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Summerfield, Dallas, Alabama; Roll T624_11; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 64; Image: 53.

Source Information: 1910 United States Federal Census

The farm in Summerfield was owned by Henry and Amanda Martin, and my family worked this land for generations.

Sarah Jane Martin and Simon Robins are the parents of my great-grandmother Mary Ella (“Mel”, “Mary”) Martin-Morton b. 1897. Sarah Jane Martin and Simon Robins were neighbors, and grew up together.

Family stories say Simon Robins died, and it is likely Sarah Jane had relatives help care for her young daughter. I believe Aunt Julia helped raise Mary, though her connection to the Robins and Green(e) families remained strong throughout her life.

I can find no record of Sarah Jane Martin or Sarah Jane (J) Green(e) living with her daughter. Family stories also say Sarah Jane died at a young age.

The Green(e) are kin to the Martins, in many ways our family line has become one through ties of marriage and loyalty. I also found Jim Green(e) and Sarah J. Martin listed in…

1900 Census, Summerfield, My Family Line:
Martin, Sarah J. Black. Head (25) born April 1875.

Green, Jim. Black. Head (29) born May 1871. *I believe he is the brother of Solomon “Sol” Green(e) and son of Silas and Margarett Green(e)*

Martin, Julia. Black. Head (18) born 1882. (The daughter of Judge and Jordan Martin, sister of Sarah Jane., she is said to have helped care for Sarah Jane’s daughter.)

Matin (Martin), Jim (this probably is “James” son Judge and Jordan Martin, brother of Sarah Jane). Black. Head (26) born 1876.
Lucy, 1888.
Frank, 1896.
Hubbard, August 1898.
Jordan, July 1899.

If you have any information on any of these family lines, please leave a note below 🙂

September 9, 2010 at 3:33 am Leave a comment

Valley Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery * Land & Kin

Valley Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Dallas County, Alabama

On Valley Creek Church Road, off State Hwy 22 North.
When you come out of Selma on State Hwy 22 North right outside the city limits to the left is Valley Creek Church Road. Turn left on that
road and go about four miles, The cemetery is on the right on a hill and you really have to watch for it or you will pass it.

Surveyed and recorded by Kay Pomeroy & Jean Pickering


The Green, Martin, and Ford family lived throughout Dallas County in Valley Creek, Woodlawn, Summerfield and Selma. The history of my family begins in slavery, and has developed along farming, and the families whose land my ancestors worked.

This cemetary record of Valley Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery includes plots from the Crawford, Morgan and Kenan families of Valley Creek. These are the places my family would have worked and lived, along the gravel background leading into an isolated, wooded hamlet of farms. Other families in this cemetary include Waugh, Bondurant, Callen, Gilmer and others.


James Ellis Crawford Nov. 26, 1859 Oct. 17, 1916. Dearest PAP thou hast
left us here thy loss we deeply feel but tis GOD who hath bereft us,
He can allour sorrows heal.

Note: My great-grandmother, Mary Ella Martin-Morton (Mel, Mary) worked on the Crawford Place in Valley Creek, off Rangeline Road. She raised several children there, including my grandfather. The Greens and the Martins are cousins, and would often visit each other.


Roy R. Morgan Pfc. US Army World War II May 15, 1916 Dec. 1, 1988.

John Lewis Morgan October 19, 1885 July 14, 1969

Vesta Crawford Morgan October 5, 1889 September 1, 1985

Infant son of John & Vesta Morgan Aug. 18, 1910

Note: An older cousin told me, that her family worked the land of John Morgan. I used her recollections when researching family history and found the families of Willie and Ethel Greene and of Sol Greene to live next to John and Vesta Morgan in Valley Creek My great-grandfather, Pettus Ford, is also said to have worked the Morgan Place.


One head stone
William Josiah Rountree born July 10, 1843 died March 10, 1916
Confederate Soldier 1861 1865
Sarah Elizabeth Morrison wife of W.J. Rountree born Aug. 1847 died Feb.
26, 1914 She hath done what she could. Sarah Rountree

Jessie D. Rountree son of W.J. &s.e. Rountree Aug. 14, 1866 Dec. 2,

Granville Allen Young Sept. 30, 1833 Feb. 4, 1922

Note: 1930 Census, Valley Creek (Dallas County), AL

Green, Lizzie b. 1891
Green, John b. 1864 (Husband)
Father: Grandville Allen
Nephew: Dock Green b. 1915

I think this family is kin. My Uncle Solomon “Sol” Green/Greene also had a son called Dock.


Row 6

James Kenan, born 1808 in N.C. died 1874 in Ala.

Erected by his wife in memory of William K. Kenan, youngest son of Tho & Mary R. Kenan who was born in Duplin County North Carolina 27th of September 1819 died in Dallas County Alabama July 31st 1858. There is a voice which sorrow hears. When heaviest weighs life galling chains, tis heaven that whispers “dry your tears the pure in heart shall meet again” (on back) Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.

D.L. Kenan, 1816 1910 Son of Mary Rand and Col. Thomas Kenan.
(Mary Rand Kenan)

Victoria Corr, wife of Danial Love Kenan May 5, 1843 May 1, 1935
(Victoria Kenan)

William Owen Kenan, Feb. 9, 1869 Dec. 16, 1923

Thom- AN 1812
(This stone is broken next to the Kenan’s)

Sarah L. Smith daughter of Col. Thomas and Sarah L. Kenan, who died the 20th of Nov. 1845 and composed firmly in the righteousness of Christ.

Sacred to the memory of our father Col. Thomas Kenan and our mother Mary Rand Kenan. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Col. Kenan was the son of Genl. James Kenan of Duplin County North Carolina. He was born on the 26th of Feb. 1771 and died on the 22nd of Oct. 1843 in the 73 year of his age. He frequently represented his native County in the Legislature and the Wilmington District in Congress. In Jan. 1833 He removed with his family to Dallas County Ala. where he resided at the time of his death. Mrs. Kenan was the daughter of John Rand and Elizabeth Hinton, she was born in Wake County North Carolina on the 17th of Jan. 1781 and died in Dallas County Ala. on the 21st of Sept. 1856 in the 76th year of her age.

Note: The Martins are said to have worked in Kenan’s Mill, grinding corn. The Green(e) lived in Summerfield near Kenan’s Mill, on a farm.

November 2, 2007 at 4:35 am 3 comments

Silas and Margarett Green: Dallas Co, AL


Silas (b. 1833) m. Margarett Green

The father of Silas Green is from North Carolina, his mother is from Virginia. Silas Green was a farmer who lived in Dallas County.

b. 1864 Mary
b. 1866 Johnie
b. 1868 Jimie
b. 1870 Charity
b. 1872 Mary Lettie
b. 1878 Silas
b. 1876 Sol

May 2, 2007 at 6:10 am Leave a comment

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