Our subject was born in Licking County, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1837, and when of suitable years commenced attending school; and there lived until fifteen years old, when he came West with his mother (his father having died) and completed his education in the district school in this township. During the progress of the Civil War he enlisted, on the 1st day of August 1862 in Company C, 92nd IL Inf. and served until the 21st of June, 1865, when he received his honorable discharge. He was in some of the principal battles of the war, namely; Shelbyville, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, Chattanooga - in fact, was for some time constantly under fire, and wound up with marching to the sea. He acted as Color-bearer during the first and second years, and was promoted to Corporal. He, with his own hands, hoisted the first United States flag in Chattanooga at the close of the war. At the battle near Raleigh NC his right arm was burned by a bullet, yet he was not disabled for duty, and, with the exception of suffering considerably in health from hardship and exposure, returned home safe and sound.
Our subject, for one year after leaving the army, remained upon the farm, and then engaged in the grocery business in Thomson two years. Then returning to the homestead, he has lived there until he present time. He was married, Dec. 13, 1865 to Miss Sarah A., daughter of Joshua D. and Deborah (Haywood) Judson, who were natives of new York State, where their daughter was born. Of this union there are four sons, namely; Ernest E. Owen G., Roy G., and Don; all at home with their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Green are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church anand socially Mr. Green belongs to Holman Post No. 597, G.A.R. at Thomson. In political matters, he is a Republican.
Jonathan H. Green, Sr., the father of our subject, was a native of Virginia; while the mother, Mrs. Susanna (Miller) Green,w as born in PA. They were married in Licking Co. OH and in that State became the parents of twelve children; Moses A. is a resident of WHiteside County, this State; Marinda became the wife of Robert Lewis; Diana was first married to John Green, who died, and she was then married to John Kent, and they live in Morrison IL; Noah is at present engaged in mining in New Mexico; James is deceased; Abner is a resident of Missouri; Lovisa, Mrs. Answell Marble is a resident of Washington; Charity, Mrs. George Coulter, also lives there; Lucretia married Giles Hoover, who died, and she is living in Ohio; Jonathan H., our subject, was next in order of birth; Emily, Mrs. Edward Haight, settle din Iowa; Melvina married John Pape, who is now deceased, and she lives in Whiteside County.
The father of Mrs. Green died in Cayuga Co NY. The mother subsequently came on a visit to her daughter in this county, and died here, leaving a fmaily of three sons and five daughters, namely; Orin, deceased; Phebe, Mrs. John Thompson of Iowa; Keziah married for her second husband James Green, a brother of our subject, and she is now deceased; Haywood, deceased; Norman; caroline, who married Nathan DeWitt, and is deceased; Jane, the wife of Samuel Green of NY and Sarah the wife of our subject.
Portrait & Biograhical 1889 Pg 1007