Cocke County, Tennessee
William K Green
Civil War Minors Pension

Names mentioned: William K Green, Jonathan Green, Moses Green, Joel A Green, Hezekiah Able, Catherine Able Green, Wiley F Jones, JJ Penland, William Rains, William A Thornburgh, Mary Thornburgh, Mary M Able, Joseph Able, Malinda Katherine Green, Isaac Green, Sarah Henry, Jonathan Able, Sophronia Green.

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Abstracted and submitted by Bruce Price

William K Green
served as a private in Company D, 3rd Tennessee Cavalry. He died 2/08/1863. He had three children: Jonathan Green born 7/20/1859, Moses Green born 12/10/1860, and Joel A Green born 6/03/1862. Hezekiah Able was their guardian.

Hezekiah applied for the minors' pension on 7/07/1870. He lived in the 1st Civil District of Cocke County and was sixty-seven. William's wife, Catherine Able Green, died in Cocke County on 6/10/1868.

Hezekiah testified that he helped bury William Green and that he died in March 1863 in Murfreesboro of Pneumonia Fever.

Wiley F Jones testified that he was present at the death of Catherine Green. JJ Penland lived in the same vicinity and knew that Catherine was dead.

William Green and Catherine Able were married in Cocke County on 8/25/1857 by William Rains, JP.

Catherine applied for a widow's pension on 10/02/1865 but died before it was approved. Hezekiah Able and William Thornburgh witnessed her signature. [Hezekiah was her father. William was probably an uncle, as her mother was Mary Thornburgh.]

Mary M Able testified to the dates of birth of Catherine's three children and that Catherine was her daughter. She also testified that Catherine died in the Able home.

[The Ables moved to Tarrant County, Texas by 1880 and took the Green children with them. Their son married Joseph Able married Malinda Katherine Green, daughter of Isaac Green and Sarah Henry; Joseph and Malinda also went to Texas. Another Able son, Jonathan Able, married Sophronia Green, who was probably a cousin to Malinda and maybe William.]

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