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William Green + Rebecca ___
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Shaddrock Green16 JUL 1747 -- 22 OCT 1820
Rachel Smith --
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Shadrack L Green

Birth

1760

Location

SC

Death

1846

Location

NC, Cleveland Co

Aged: 86 years
Some sources have mixed or combined this Shadrack with his son. Shadrack Green, son of William Green and brother of Meshack and Abednigo Green, was born about 1760, according to a source in World Family Tree (Vol 146, Pedigree #36). His son was born in 1800 and died in 1864, according to some sources.

We have questionable and spotty sources for this lineage. A few sources have these two Shadracks listed as Shadrack Sr and Jr. Shadrack Jr had a son named Shadrack L, born 1855 (source: One World Tree 41509312). This latter is also sometiems designated as Junior and his Father as Senior. This seems to indicate that all had L as the middle initial, but I have never seen the full name in any source. Most genealogies lack any discussison.

I first got the names of William and his sons from Glenda Pool, a distant cousin also working on the Green and related families. About 5 of us from different descendant branches of the Green lineage discovered each other through our various genealogies or family connections. Marion (Butch) Mixon contacted me in response to my posted genealogy and we exchanged some information. He was the one who put me in touch with Glenda's material.

Glenda had received information from others with pertinent research on this family. The sources Glenda had presented difficulties because dates for one Shadrack and one of his brothers Meshack extended over too long a period to be the life of one person.

Even when we make the correction to apply the 1800 birth date to the second Shadrack, there is still somewhat of a problem. With Shadrack's older brother Meshack's birth date of 1720 in some sources, that means their father William was born about 1700, or earlier.

This would mean for Shadrack to be born in about 1760, his father would be 60 years old. This is not impossible, but unusual. It also means a span of 40 years between the birth of Meshack and Shadrack. Further, with brother Meshack's reported birth in 1720, that makes a spread of 80 years between their births!

An additional generation, which I had discovered was missing in this sequence, was filled by a source in One World Tree, and supported by other sources. There was a Shadrick born in 1747 as a son of Isaac Green (b 1721) who was the father of the Shadrack born in 1760. This will make the dates and generations match more closely.

And on another tack, consider the naming pattern of the three known brothers, sons of William. The normal order of names of the "three Hebrew boys" in the book of Daniel is Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego. Thus I would expect the first child to be named Shadrack. But from the limited information we have, the earliest birth date is for Meshack. That might still be the case, it just seems unusual. My first sources, through Glenda Pool, had no birth date for Shadrack or Abednigo. (Oh, and there actually was a fourth son we know of, named Thomas.)

It is still likely that there is yet another generation between the Shadrack born in 1760 and the Shadrack born in 1800. Or perhaps the birth date for Meshack is later. It already appears from the analysis of the information about Meshack that there is a generation missing in his line also. It is too long a stretch from his birth in 1720 to his marriage to Lucretia Franklin in 1770 and the birth of his first child in 1774!

It was known that there was a Shadrack Green, Jr, son of Shadrack son of William. Glenda Pool's Green genealogy gives a death date of 1846 for Shadrack, Jr, but no birth date. A source in One World Tree (Ancestry.com) gives a death date of 13 May 1864 for Shadrack Green, born 1800. This source has no father for this Shadrack.

It makes best sense of the information I now have analyzed to consider Shadrack son of William as born 1760, died 1846, and son Shadrack born 1800, died 1864. There may still be another generation to account for in there somewhere back to William.

No date is given for the birth or death of the first Shadrack's father William. Birth dates also vary considerably between sources.

There was a Shaddrock Green born in 1730, but with no place of birth given, who could fill the gap between William and Shadrack born in 1760. World Family tree Pedigree #3554 has no place of birth but reports a daughter Dicey born in 1770 in Virginia. This place of birth is [problematic since William and his sons are all reported by my original sources as born in South Carolina.

One source gives the name of Shadrack Sr's wife as Martha Jones, while several others say it was Mary Gage. The lists of children from the two sources are very similar. More investigation needs to be done in other sources to confirm the exact configuration and dating for William, Shadrack and other children, and the next generation.

North Carolina, Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Rutherford County
Record #01 114
Groom: Shad Green
Bride: Mary Gage
Bond date: 20 Dec 1782
Bond #000133750
Bondsman: Timothy Riggs
Witness: Felix Walker, C

The spotty indicators seems to say that Mary Gage died between 1897 and 1801. There are gaps in the reported birth dates of children after the birth of Joseph in 1897 and after the birth of Shadrack Jr in 1801. This would be when Shadrack could have married the other reported wife Martha Jones. I suggest it was after the birth of Shadrack, perhaps in childbirth, in about 1801. I have no further informatoin on Martha Jones, but she would also have been likely previously married, having been born in about 1773.

The confusion that appears in the mostly undocumented genealogies may be an indication that there were two Shadrack Greens between William and the Shadrack we know was born in 1800, who have also been confused and compressed into one in the sources. I have information from early censuses and other documents, provided by Glenda Pool from several sources, which I have not yet fully analyzed, which offer to unravel more of this mystery and fill in many details.

Mary Gage

Birth

abt 1770

 
Death

abt 1802

Location

NC, Rutherford Co

Some sources show either wife as the mother of the various reported children.
Aged: 32 years
Pedigree #36
has only this woman as the wife of Shadrack Green (1760-1846). Most of the children in this source for this wife match the children shown in other sources for the wife named Martha Jones. Pedigree #743

Dates are uncertain for many events in this lineage in this era. It seems that Shadrack Green's first wife Mary Cage died around 1801 or 1802. The gap between the birth of Anselom Green in 1801 and Lavina Green in 1803 is one indicator of the death of Mary and Shadrack's remarriage to Martha Jones.

North Carolina, Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Rutherford County
Record #01 114
Groom: Shad Green
Bride: Mary Gage
Bond date: 20 Dec 1782
Bond #000133750
Bondsman: Timothy Riggs
Witness: Felix Walker, C

The spotty indicators seems to say that Mary Gage died between 1897 and 1801. There are gaps in the reported birth dates of children after the birth of Joseph in 1897 and after the birth of Shadrack Jr in 1801. This would be when Shadrack could have married the other reported wife Martha Jones.

I suggest it was after the birth of Shadrack, perhaps in childbirth, in about 1801. I have no further informatoin on Martha Jones, but she would also have been likely previously married, having been born in about 1773.
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1

Enoch 

1791bef 1881   
2

John 

1793bef 1884  NC, Rutherford Co Rebecca ___ 
3

Elijah 

179511/1848  NC, Rutherford Co Anna Nomaidenname 
4+

Joseph 

17976/27/1883  NC, Rutherford Co Sarah Mooney 
5+

Rachel 

17991877  NC, Rutherford Co James Owens 
6+

Shadrack 

10/13/18005/13/1864  SC Benisa Ann Owens 
7

Anselom 

02 NOV 1802FEB 1876  NC, Rutherford Co Elizabeth Philbeck 
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