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Elisha Green

 
Warrior Ridge
Warrior Ridge
 
 
 
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania was established on September 20, 1787 as a large region of Central Pennsylvania. It was previously part of Bedford County and the earlier Cumberland Region.

Elisha Green was born about 1757 in Maryland. He was the son of George Green and Sarah Musgrove.

He married Priscilla Chamberlain. She was the daughter of John Chamberlain and Margaret Gittings.

Priscilla and Elisha's children probably included:

Charles Green ( 1781, married Jemima Ricketts daughter of Hezekiah Ricketts),
Ruth Green (1786, married James Stewart)
Susannah Green (1788, married James Shorthill),
George Green (1791),
Rebecca Green (1793),
Pleasant Green (1795),
Elijah Green (married Jane Stewart),
Sarah Green (1800, married Nicholas Decker),
Elizabeth Green (1802, married John Crownover).

The family lived on the west side of Stone Creek, three-quarters of a mile north of Donation.

Priscilla died on August 18, 1828.

His second wife was Margaret Millier Stewart, widow of Robert Stewart of Manor Hill.

Elisha died on April 17, 1844.

Margaret died on October 3, 1865.

 
     
 

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from History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, Pennsylvania

Elisha Greene, a native of Maryland, became a citizen of Oneida about 1800. He settled first on Warrior's Ridge, but not liking the location made his home in the valley near Donation, where he had a fine sugar-camp, which proved very useful to him in early times.

He died in April, 1863, on the property now owned by his grandson, Barton Greene. Of his sons,

Charles lived and died in the neighborhood. He was a carpenter by trade, and made many of the arcs which floated down the Juniata. The second son,

George, lived on the homestead until his death in 1870, aged seventy-eight years. He was the father of Foster, Barton, and Charles Greene, the former removing to Illinois, and Barton being a merchant at Huntingdon.

Elijah, the third son, also died on part of the homestead about 1847. For many years previous he was a helpless invalid. His sons were Robert Greene, of Huntingdon; John, of Miller township; Elisha and James, of Oneida.

The daughters of Elisha Greene married James Stewart, Nicholas Decker, and the father of Dr. J. G. Camp, who lives on a part of the Greene tract, in the northern part of Oneida.

 
     
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