Subject: GREEN Family Bible
Surnames: GREEN, LIEBENGROVE – LIEBENGOOD – LIEBENGUT, DAVIDSON, HAWK
Submitter: Deborah Bruno
Date: January 1, 2005
Of course, you have my permission to use the Bible information in your
database. You also have my permission to share the images with other
Green researchers. Thank you for asking. It is refreshing.
After studying the images again, and now knowing that Elizabeth's maiden
name was Liebengood, not Liebengrove, I think that I misinterpreted her name
in the family Bible marriage record. It does look like Liebengood
after all. Lieben (not Leiben) is German for love. Gut means
good. I suspect that the name was originally Liebengut, not Leibenguth.
I can see how it would easily evolve to Liebengood.
Along the same line, Minnie I. O. Green, that appears like Minnie I, J, or
H Green in the Bible, might be Minnie Jo Green. See the 1880 US
1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Indiana County, Blairsville, ED 130, p.
76B, Enumerator's p. 14, Visit 142/157 on 5 June 1880, Lines 19-2, Census
day 1 June, Microfilm T9_1135:0154, FHC Film 1255135.
"Green Geo Miles, White, Male, 50, Divorced, Photographer, Born in
Penna, Father born in Penna, Mother born in Penna
_____ Minnie Jo., White, Female, 17, Daughter, Single, Keeping House, Born
in Michigan, Father born in Penna, Mother born in New York."
With the census in mind, the letter(s) in the Bible could be
"Jo" after all. I've seen her name recorded as Minnie I.
O. in various databases. A handwritten I and J look a lot alike.
Please look at the images carefully. You might catch something else
that I missed. If you do, please let me know.
Who is Herbert (looks a bit like Herliot in the Bible entry)? Herbert
(blank or erased or worn) was born December 22" 1959 in Pontiac Ill.
This is the same place that George and Jennie's daughter Minnie was born in
1862; but George and Jennie weren't married until 1861. Perhaps the
child isn't theirs (although the proximity of entries in the Bible would
lead one to believe it very likely) or perhaps it is Jennie's from a
previous marriage. No death date for Herbert is shown.
Do you know of a Mrs. Rachel Thomas? I don't know how she connects
to the Greens, but she is listed on the Deaths page in the Bible. I
don't know why I didn't include her in the transcription. I guess I
was looking for Greens and overlooked her.
Mrs. Rachel Thomas
Died (May) 22” 1873. In
Pontiac Ill In the 48”
Year of her age
There is a Rachel Thomas in Pontiac in one of the censuses who is the
right age. She is shown to be of mulatto race.
I have some more information that might be helpful:
Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916
Green, Minnie I Death: 10/09/1884 Age: 22
City: Chicago County: Cook
Certificate No. 00050479
This should give you enough information to obtain her death
certificate, which might contain more information about her mother.
The Bible is very difficult to read but it mentions that she was at her?
Matthews in Chicago when she died. I wonder if that's a surname
Matthews or at her brother/uncle/cousin... Matthew's. Maybe the
death certificate will reveal that information. It would certainly
state her place of death. She was buried in Lot 19 of Blairsville
Cemetery in Pennsylvania.
MRS. ELIZABETH GREEN was born in 1798, in Northampton county, and was a
daughter of Henry and Catharine Libengoon nee George. In 1800, the
family removed to Derry township, Westmoreland county. She was married
in 1819 to Isaac Green, the first carpenter to work in Blairsville. He
died in 1846, in his fiftieth year. He was born in Bellefonte, Centre
county. Their children were: William, m. to Mary Campbell; Henry, d.;
James, d.; Joseph, m. first to Catharine Brown, d., and second to Susan
Brown; Samuel, m. to Sarah Alters; George Miles, m. to Jennie Jeffries;
Foster M., d.; Wilson, d.; and Martha J., m. to S. D. Stiffey. The
children of the latter are: Anna Lena, Frank, and Harry E.
I don't know where this surname Jeffries in the following came from.
This information, from www.familysearch.org, Includes
a submitters name and mailing address, but no sources. Also the
dates are vague and/or inaccurate. I found this while trying to another
other surname that I saw for Jennie Davidson Green. I thought it
started with "Goo."
Much of the donated information, such as the following, on
FamilySearch.org, is from members of the LDS (Mormon). Sometimes
members are in a rush to do "Temple Work" and don't
research the details. I always recommend that you information as
you can to document any findings, otherwise it is just hearsay.
Use information presented to you as a guide to research, not as proof
in itself. Verify everything, otherwise it's easy to go down the
wrong path ad research someone else's ancestry, especially with a
common name like Green.
Since the submitters name and address is included with this data, you
might hope to reach him and find out his source of Jennie's maiden
name. It is in the bio of Mrs. Elizabeth Green said to be taken
from J.A. Caldwell's History of Indiana County, PA. There may be
some truth to that. Maybe Jennie was a Jeffries and a Davidson before
becoming a Green. I am skeptical about the reliabilty of some of
those county history books that seemed to be very popular then.
I found several errors about my father's family, that I can prove to
be errors, in The Hisotry of Cambria County. My 3rd great
grandfather's father was shown to be Richard, his father-in-law
instead of Thomas. Their date of immigration was shown to be in
1837, but the manifest says 1830. It's that kind of thing that
makes me feel that it is important that you have these Bible pages.
At least we can be reasonable certain that the entries were in the
hand of a family member.
Here's one more interesting tidbit:
This Bible contains birth, marriage and death entries for the families of
Isaac Green and Elizabeth Liebengrove of Blairsville, Indiana county,
Pennsylvania and of Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania, and of George
Miles Green and Jennie Davidson of Blairsville, Indiana County, Pennsylvania
and Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. This Bible also contains
entries for the family of James W. Hawk and Clara Bell Kees of Dunbar, Fayette
County, Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. I
am related to the Hawk family and know of no connection to the Green family
except that Clara Bell Kees married a Davidson after the death of her husband,
James Hawk. Her second husband, James Melvin Davidson, is not included
in this Bible.
The following information is submitted for the purpose of sharing it with as
many of the Green family descendents as possible. Questionable entries
and comments are noted in parentheses. All entries about the Green
family are provided. Attachments of the images will follow in two
Green Births, p. 1
Isaac Green was born March the 24th 1791.
Isaac Green departed this life October 13” 1846
Elizabeth Green was born October 10’ 1798
Isaac + Elizabeth Greens
William Green was born June 26” 1820.
Henry Green was born March 30’ 1822.
Henry L. Green departed this life Dec. 18’ 1828
Jas L. Green born February 14’ 1824.
Jas L Green Died Sept 25” 1844
Joseph N. Green was born March 6’ 1826
Samuel E Green was born Sept 18’ 1828
George M. Green was born July 31’ 1830
Foster Marks Green was born Dec. 4’ 1832 Died
August 24’ 1844
Wilson Green Feb. 12’ 1835 Died May 12” 1838
Martha J Green March 2nd 1841
Green Births, p. 2
G. M. Green was born July 31” 1830
(Jennie) Green (Davidson lined through) was born April 7” 1842.
Herbert was born Dec 22” 1859 in Pontiac Ill
Minnie (I G or H) was born October 7”1862. In Grand Rapids Mich
Minnie (I G or H) Green Died Oct 9th 1884 being 22 years and 2 days. She
died (at her ) Matthews in Chicago
And (was) intered (sic) in Lot No. 19 Blairsville Cemetery, Pa
George Miles Green was married to Jennie Davidson October (September lined
through) 15” 1861. In Grand Rapids State of Michigan By Rev. C
Isaac Green Father of G. M. Green, was married to Elizabeth Liebengrove Sept
9”1819. In Blairsville Indiana Co Penn
Marriage Certificate – A Bible entry
This is to Certify that Mr. Geo M Green And Miss Jennie Davison Were solemnly
united by me in the HOLY BONDS of MATRIMONY at Grand Rapids Mich on the
Fifteenth Day of October in he year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight
Hundred and Sixty one conformably to the Ordinance of God and the
Laws of the State.
In the Presence of
P H Hollister
Ann R Bigelow
C Smith Pastor
Thanks for writing. I hope this attempt at sending the attachments is
successful. I am sending:
Title Page (Note: no publication date)
Births pages 1 and 2
The page with marriages and another with a marriage certificate should have
been on pg. 3 of 3. If not, I'll be happy to send them again.