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Grand Pr
Thomas Blackburn + Christina Scott
Absolom Thacker + Nancy Adkins
Parents
Thomas B. Blackburn26 DEC 1799 -- abt 1871
Sarah Thacker1802 --
Spouses
Marriage

12 APR 1877

 
Names

Events

Greenville Thacker

Birth

1830

Location

KY, Pike Co

[Ratliff Family.FTW]

BIG GREEN FELL IN LOVE WITH HIS COUSIN, MOLLY BLACKBURN WHEN HE WAS YOUNG. HE HAD A BAD TEMPER AND THOMAS BLACKBURN WOULD NOT ALLOW BIG GREEN TO MARRY HIS DAUGHTER. BIG GREEN MARRIED HIS FIRST COUSIN DORCAS ADKINS AND MOLLY MARRIED JEREMIAH BROWN, WHO WAS FROM TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA.

BIG GREEN JOINED THE CONFEDERATE ARMY, AND WAS IN COMPANY C OF THE 14TH REGIMENT. HE STILL HAD A FIREY TEMPER AND DID NOT TAKE ORDERS WELL. HE GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH A YOUNG OFFICER AND DESERTED RATHER THAN FACE THE MILITARY JUSTICE FOR STRIKING AN OFFICER.

BIG GREEN RETURNED TO PIKE COUNTY BUT HAD TO STAY ON THE RUN TO AVOID BOTH CONFEDERATE AND YANKEE SOLDIERS. BIG GREEN STILL LOVED MOLLY BLACKBURN AND THEY RESUMED THEIR RELATIONSHIP DURING THIS TIME. HER HUSBAND, JEREMIAH BROWN WAS A YANKEE SOLDIER, IN THE 39TH KY INFANTRY.

AT THE END OF THE WAR, BOTH BIG GREEN AND MOLLY LEFT THEIR FAMILIES AND OBTAINED DIVORCES FROM THEIR FIRST SPOUCES. THIS WAS A DIFFICULT TASK IN THOSE DAYS, BUT FINALLY BIG GREEN AND MOLLY WERE MARRIE D.

BIG GREEN'S BROTHER, REUBIN THOUGHT IT WAS WRONG FOR HIM TO LEAVE HIS FAMILY AND ONCE SAID TO HIM, "GREEN, YOU WILL GO TO HELL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE."

GREEN REPLIED, "BROTHER, I WILL FACE HELL LIKE JEFFERY FACED THE CAT."(S)

S=JUSTICE-THACKER A PICTORIAL HISTORY BY PAUL W. CHANEY & GLEN E. ADKINS[Ratliff-Blair2.FTW]

Molly Blackburn

Birth

6 JAN 1834

Location

KY, Pike Co

Death

25 JAN 1912

Location

KY, Pike Co

Aged: 78.1 years
[Ratliff Family.FTW]

Molly is buried on the Old blackburn Cemetary at Louisa Fork of the Big Sandy Molly's second husband Greenville Thacker.[Ratliff-Blair2.FTW]

Molly is buried on the Old blackburn Cemetary at Louisa Fork of the Big Sandy Molly's second husband Greenville Thacker.
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  1. Other: Gedcom Import: Ratliff-Blair Family.ged; Imported 3/26/2011;
  1. Other: Gedcom Import: Ratliff-Blair Family.ged; Imported 3/26/2011;
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