Pedrigree Chart for Anna, Margo and Marian

Pedrigree Chart for Anna, Margo and Marian

Saturday, January 8, 2011

#8 - John F. Green, Family Farm

This photo of John F. Green's home was most likely taken in the late 1950's or early 1960's (assuming the car in the foreground is relatively new). The family home was located near Hindostan Falls, Martin County, Indiana. Many generations of Greens lived on the family farm including John F. Green (#8), James Green (#4), Harold J. Green (#2) and Anna, Margo and possibly Marian.

In 1982 or 1983 Anna Green Hunt told me a family story she had heard while she was young. She said that her father’s grandfather, John F. Green, walked to Shoals to draw up a will and on the walk back home he came down with a cold which led to his death. In the will, Anna understood, the farm was left to John F.’s “favorite grandchild”, Harold J. Green. A copy of the will shows that the story isn’t true. John’s estate was divided equally among all of his children. Though the story is not accurate, there could be some basis for the folklore. Harold J. did end up living on the farm while none of the other grandchildren did. Perhaps he was a favored grandchild, perhaps he spent more time with his grandfather than other grandchildren did, or perhaps all the grandchildren felt special to their grandfather. If anyone has any insight to this story, please contact me.

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