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Caroline J Greenleaf

Female 1842 - 1923  (81 years)


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  • Name Caroline J Greenleaf 
    Born 13 Feb 1842  Lewis or Jackson Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 31 Mar 1923  Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I201  RhodesChris1830
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2006 

    Married Bef 1835 
    Notes 

    • 1840 Lewis Co, VA
      John Greenleaves
      1m 0-5
      1m 5-10
      1m 20-30
      1m 60-70
      1f 0-5
      1f 20-30
      1f 50-60

      1850 Jackson Co, VA # 307-311
      Greenleavs John 34 M Farmer Va
      Greenleavs Sarah 35 F Va
      Greenleavs George W 15 M Farmer Va
      Greenleavs Sarah E 13 F Va
      Greenleavs Elliot 11 M Va
      Greenleavs Caroline 9 F Va
      Greenleavs Seymore 5 M Va
      Greenleavs Mary A 1 F Va

      1860 Jackson Co, VA # 968-912
      John 44
      Sarah 45
      Caroline 18
      Elbert 20
      Lyman 14
      Ruami, 8
      Mary A 11
      John W 5
      Benjamin T 1

      1870 Washington, Jackson Co, WV Dist # 69-69
      Greenleaf, John, 54
      Catherine, 52
      John Jr, 16
      Benjamin F, 12
      Seamon, 24
      Cox, Mark, 16
      Mary, 14
      Hannah, 74

      1880 Census Place: Washington, Jackson, West Virginia Page 407C
      John GREENLEAF Self M M W 63 WV
      Mary GREENLEAF Wife F M W 61 WV
      Benjamin GREENLEAF Son M S W 21 WV
      Mary COX SDau F S W 20 WV
      Geo. W. MARKS Nephew M S W 15 WV

      John House:
      John Greenleaf, his son, was born on the third day of August, 1816, and was sixteen years old at the time of the migration to Gilmer County (then Lewis County), and lived at Normantown nine years.

      He married Sarah Norman, a daughter of James Norman, for whom the village of Normantown is said to have derived its name. She was a sister of "Sis" Ludwick's mother.

      In May, 1843, John Greenleaf moved to a farm of over one hundred acres he had bought at Gay, on Elk Fork of Mill Creek. There was some improvement on the land when Greenleaf moved to it, but he did not tell me at the interview I had with him one day in July, 1904, of whom he bought. Being nearly eighty eight years old, and very frail, the old man's memory was bad, and having lost his land recently and been left in his old age without a home, his mind was affected, or, as he expressed it, 'he was "shook up" in his head'.

      The first summer he lived on Elk, he made a light crop of corn on account of the lateness in the year of his arrival.

      He worked for some of the neighbors to get grain for bread. David Litton, John Bord, and John Tolley were among his neighbors when he came. He helped John Bord, who lived on Frozen Camp, where Miles Bord now lives, to reap his wheat crop that summer.

      When Greenleaf came to Elk Fork, he moved on pack horses. There was at that time an abundance of game in Gilmer County, but in Jackson County, it was already becoming scarce. There were some deers and a few wild turkeys yet.

      While moving, he passed a night with William R. Goff, long one of the leading citizens of Spencer. He was then for five years a resident of the Goff homestead, had a small improvement, and a family of four children. Uncle Hi Goff, of Tanner's Run, was then a babe of two months of age.

      It is said there were then only two other families living at Spencer, those of Samuel Tanner and Samuel Miller.

      John Greenleaf was a minister of the Gospel, Southern Methodist Church.

      He was Justice of the Peace for twenty two years, by appointment of the Governor, and four years President of the County Court, elected by the people. He retired late in the 80's.

      John Greenleaf and Henderson Harper were about the same age. They died about the same time, and were buried the same day.

      Elliot (C.E.) Greenleaf, of Elk Fork, one time assessor of Jackson County, was a son of John. He was born in Gilmer County a year before his parents moved to Elk Fork.

      Beulah Greenleaf, who married U.S. detective, Dan Cunningham, was a daughter of Elliott.

      Other children of John Greenleaf were:
      J. W. Greenleaf, died unmarried.
      S. E. Greenleaf, of near Red Knob, Roane County.
      "Rua" Greenleaf, married Charles L. Bradley.
      Caroline Greenleaf married John M. Bradley.
      Riley Greenleaf was the oldest son, lived near Red Knob on Wolf Camp.
      Ben T. Greenleaf was John's youngest son, died in the asylum, November 7th, 1910.
    Family ID F86  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 22 Aug 1861  Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • 1870 JC Washington Dist # 68
      l/w John Bradley
      Board, Thomas, 7
    Children 
     1. Thomas Lee Board,   b. Dec 1862, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John M Bradley,   b. May 1845, Rockbridge Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 12 Nov 1866  Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • 1870 Washington Dist, Jackson, WV # 68
      John M 25
      Caroline 26
      James B 3
      Elizabeth 2
      Board, Thomas 7

      1880 Washington Dist, Jackson, WV # 117-117
      Bradley, John M, 35
      Caroline J, 37
      James B, 13
      Elisabet E, 12
      Rose, 10
      Della F, 6
      George N, 3
      Borde, Thomas L, 17, ss

      1900 Washington, Jackson, WV # 354
      John Bradley 5/1845 m 30y all WVWVWV
      Caroline 2/1842 m 30y 7-6 children
      George N 9/1877

      1910 Washington, Jackson, WV # 31
      Bradley, John M 65 m1- 45y VA VA WV
      Caroline 66 m2- 45y 6-6 children WVWVWV
      William C gs 9 WVWVWV

      1920 Washington, Jackson, WV # 124-127
      Bradley, John M 75
      Carolina J 75
    Children 
     1. James Bailey Bradley,   b. Abt 1867, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Elizabeth Ellen Bradley,   b. 20 Dec 1868, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1947, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Rosetta Bradley,   b. 24 Sep 1870, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1950, Jackson Cemetery aka White Cemetery, Roane County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Della Florence Bradley,   b. Abt 1873, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. George Nester Bradley,   b. Sep 1877, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F85  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • widow of M V B Board

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    2. [S3] Death Records, Jackson Co, WV.


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