Greene Bible

Green Bible

Owned by Mrs. Lester Hinshaw of Winchester, Indiana

Page 1

Jonathon Green was born in Green County, Tennessee the 20th day of July in the year of our Lord 1790

Sarah Brown was born in Green County Tennessee the 21st day of December in the year of our Lord 1793


  1. Mary Ann Born March 7, 1820
  2. Thomas Born December 5, 1821 d. 7/7/1824
  3. Wm. H. Born September 6, 1823
  4. John A. Born December 14, 1825
  5. Infant Born November 23.1827 died
  6. Julian Born November 16, 1828
  7. Elizabeth Jane Born May 10, 1837
  8. Joel Born February 7, 184
  9. James R. Born June 7,1836
  10. Marathann Born December 9, 1838

Mahala June

Jonathan Green and Sarah Brown were married November 9, 1811

Mary Ann Green married Thornton Jones March 8, 1848

Elizabeth Jane Green married Mordecai Phillip March 10, 1849

Green Bible (continued)

Page 2

John Green, senior Born September 23, 1789

Joel Green, Senior Born August 8, 1793

Elizabeth Green Born September 23, 1797

Julian Green Born December 2, 1802

Anna Green Born April 10, 1805

Elizabeth Green Born August 31, 1813

Charlotte Green Born October 6, 1821

Highia Green Born January 20, 1824

David Asheary Green Born February 11, 1827

Sarah Brown Green Born December 21, 1793

Mary Ann Green Born March 7, 1820

Thomas W. Green Born December 5, 1821 Died July 7, 1824

William H. Green Born September 6, 1823

John A. Green Born December 17, 1825

Infant Green Born November 23, 1827 Died November 16, 1828

Julian Green Born December 29, 1874

Photocopy of Bible received via email from Karen Gegner  November 20, 2010


Really need help identifying some photos listed on the UNKNOWN photos page. The link is at the top of the blog.  There are approximately 17 pictures that have not been identified. Unfortunately, no older relatives are left to ask for help.

If anyone is related to the Richardson, Misson, Lewis families, please take a look. You might be able to help! Pease let me know if you can provide details. Would love to attach names to the faces! Thanks!

End of The Road?

Sorry it has been so long between posting.  My mom’s passing in April, 2015, has left me empty and unfocused. My heart is just not into anything now.

I have cleaned and sorted  handwritten notes. Making sure everything is entered into my database.  I am not sure how much more I will pursue as I have done research since the mid 90’s.

I still have two female lines I can not find anything on. It has been that way for a very long time. Since businesses are adding more records daily, I may see if I can find anything else but really suspect that both lines are dead ends!


Naming Patterns

In the  Blair County Genealogical Society Newsletter, Altoona, PA, Septermber-October-November 1987 issue Vol. 8, No. 3, childrens naming patterns were listed as follows:

English in England

1st son-maternal grandfather

2nd son-paternal grandfather

3rd son-father

1st daughter-paternal grandmother

2nd daughter-maternal grandmother

3rd daughter-mother



Colyer Cemetery

The Colyer Cemetery is in Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania. It sits at the top of a steep hill overlooking a large valley. The cemetery is located on private property of a business on Mill Run Road.  It is surrounded by a decorative black iron fence. The main monument is approximately five to six feet tall and bears the names of John Colyer, his wife, Margaret on one side, Susan Colyer and Joseph Colyer on another side and Clara Kelly is on the opposite side of Susan and Joseph.


Susan Colyer, Colyer Cemetery, Altoona, PA

Colyer Cemetery, Altoona, PA


Main monument inscriptions:

John Colyer

Born: April 30, 1803

Died: Oct. 19, 1876

For I know that my Redeemer liveth and that He shall stand at the latter day up on earth and though after my shortcomings destroyths my body yet in my flesh shall I see God.

Margaret Colyer

Wife of John Colyer

Born: June 24, 1808

Died: Jan. 20, 1893

Asleep in Jesus blessed sleep from which no one ever wakes to weep. A calm and undisturbed repose unbroken by the last of foes.

Susan Colyer

Born: Oct. 3, 1839

Died: Aug. 1, 1872

Sitting at the feet of Jesus and clothed in her right mind.

Joseph M. Colyer

Born Jan. 10, 1850

Died July 16, 1859

Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.



Daug of

C.H. & C.E. Kelly

Born May 9, 1873

Died Aug 4, 1873

Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven


The other tombstones in the cemetery are:


Charles H. Kelly

Oct 8, 1849

Apr 21, 1919

Candace E. Kelly

Apr 10, 1847

Apr 16, 1913

John M. Kelley

Son of C.H. & C. E. Kelley


At Rest

Maggie A. Kelley

Wife of S.S. Showalter


A sleep in Jesus

Mary E.

Dau. of C.H. & C. E. Kelley


At home in Heaven

Alex F. Kelley


Solomon Showalter

July 24, 1861-June 18, 1908

(interment per obituary)

Emanuel Duck

Died Dec 23, 1914

(interment per obituary)

Merle Moorhead

Died Aug. 18, 1904

(interment per obituary)


Seven of the above named people are my direct ancestors.

Solomon & Maggie Showalter-great-grandparents

Charles & Candace Kelley-2x great grandparents

John & Margaret Colyer & Alex Kelley-my 3x great-grandparents










Old Naming Pattern

An Old Naming Pattern

First son after the father’s father.

Second son after the mother’s father.

Third son after the father.

Fourth son after the father’s eldest brother.

First daughter after the mother’s mother.

Second daughter after the father’s mother.

Third daughter after the mother.

Fourth daughter after the mother’s eldest sister.

German naming patterns used the middle name as their “everyday” name. If the father’s name was John, they could have had sons named John Daniel or John Henry but would have called them Daniel or Henry. Could be why you see so many names repeat in families.

Also, John the second did not always mean he was the son of John but just the second brother, cousin, uncle or nephew. So don’t assume that John the second is a John Junior.

{source}from Ancestors Unlimited (Contributed by Carol Adams) published in the Blair County Genealogical Society Newsletter, Sept. Oct. Nov. 2015, Vol. 36, No. 3

Military War Timeline



War in Which American Colonists or
United States Citizens Officially Participated

Major Combatants
July 4, 1675 –
August 12, 1676
King Philip’s War New England Colonies vs. Wampanoag, Narragansett, and Nipmuck Indians
1689-1697 King William’s War The English Colonies vs. France
1702-1713 Queen Anne’s War (War of Spanish Succession) The English Colonies vs. France
1744-1748 King George’s War (War of Austrian Succession) The French Colonies vs. Great Britain
1756-1763 French and Indian War (Seven Years War) The French Colonies vs. Great Britain
1759-1761 Cherokee War English Colonists vs. Cherokee Indians
1775-1783 American Revolution English Colonists vs. Great Britain
1798-1800 Franco-American Naval War United States vs. France
1801-1805; 1815 Barbary Wars United States vs. Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli
1812-1815 War of 1812 United States vs. Great Britain
1813-1814 Creek War United States vs. Creek Indians
1836 War of Texas Independence Texas vs. Mexico
1846-1848 Mexican-American War United States vs. Mexico
1861-1865 U.S. Civil War Union vs. Confederacy
1898 Spanish-American War United States vs. Spain
1914-1918 World War I Triple Alliance: Germany, Italy, and Austria-Hungary vs. Triple Entente: Britain, France, and Russia. The United States joined on the side of the Triple Entente in 1917.
1939-1945 World War II Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan vs. Major Allied Powers: United States, Great Britain, France, and Russia
1950-1953 Korean War United States (as part of the United Nations) and South Korea vs. North Korea and Communist China
1960-1975 Vietnam War United States and South Vietnam vs. North Vietnam
1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion United States vs. Cuba
1983 Grenada United States Intervention
1989 US Invasion of Panama
United States vs. Panama
1990-1991 Persian Gulf War
United States and Coalition Forces vs. Iraq
1995-1996 Intervention in Bosnia and Herzegovina United States as part of NATO