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BIOGRAPHY: Jacob Ross Green 1810 -1875


Biography and Genealogy


South Carolina, St. Clair & Calhoun County, Alabama

Jacob Ross Green was born about 1810 in South Carolina, a son of Jacob and Fannie Acre Green. He moved with his family to St. Clair County, Alabama about 1820. His father patented many acres of land in the area and later operated a steamship on the Coosa River that transported cotton to Wetumpka. “Green’s Ferry was chartered by an act of the legislature to transmit mail across the Coosa River with Jacob Green as the bonded ferryman. The place became known as Greensport .”1

Jacob Ross Green married Elizabeth Boyd, the daughter of Judge Samuel Boyd on 3 February 1831, and began acquiring land in the “newly established county of Benton which bordered St. Clair County on the east.”

He purchased and patented land in what is now called the Alexandria Valley in Calhoun County, Alabama. He built his home, Greenwood, on the tract he bought from O. E. Burt and became a successful planter of some wealth.2





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