JUDGE DANIEL ARTHUR GREENE,
BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY)
(1863 AL d. 1923 AL)
Jefferson and Lee County, Alabama
Judge Daniel Arthur Greene, of Birmingham, Alabama, was born on Aug. 8, 1863, at Opelika, Lee county, Alabama the son of Rinaldo McKeene Greene, of at Columbus, Georgia and Annie (Bullard) Greene of Oak Bowery, Chambers county, Alabama.
His father was a captain in the Sixth Alabama regiment, C. S. A., entering the army as a sergeant. Rinaldo McKeene Greene was the son of James R. Greene and his wife, Mary (Fair) Greene, who lived at Columbus, Ga., and Opelika, Alabama
Judge Daniel Greene’s mother, Martha Bullard, was the daughter of Daniel Bullard and his wife Martha (Mizelle) Bullard, who lived near Opelika. Judge Greene had five brothers and three sisters:
- Rinaldo “Rye” McKeene Greene, Jr.
- James Benjamin Greene
- Mary Anna Greene
- Raleigh Williams Greene
- Charles Gordon Greene
- Susan Love Greene
- Martha Crawford Greene
- Walter Lee Greene
Judge Greene was educated in the common schools of Opelika, Alabama under Professors L. F. Dowdell and W. J. McKennie. His college education was completed at Emory college, Oxford, Georgia, where he received the degree of bachelor of arts in 1884, with second honor; and at the University of Alabama the degree of bachelor of laws, in 1886, and the orator’s prize, and the prize for legal essay.
He went to Birmingham, Alabama in 1886, where he practiced law. He was a member of the legislature 1896-97 and was elected associate judge of the criminal court in December 1900 at Birmingham. He became Judge of the Criminal Court of Birmingham 1901-1910.
Judge Greene was chairman of the Democratic county campaign committee in the election of November, 1896. He was also chairman of the campaign committee for Senator John Tyler Morgan, 1900.
He was a Mason and was worshipful master of Birmingham Fraternal lodge. No. 384, two terms, also member of the jurisprudence committee of the grand lodge, and compiler of the Masonic code, 1903. He was a Knight of Pythias and a Knight of Honor.
He married Margaret Jordan Morrow May 6, 1890, at Birmingham, Alabama. She was the daughter of Dr. George M. Morrow and his wife, Mary Ella (Smith) Morrow, who lived in Birmingham.
She was the granddaughter of Hugh Morrow and Dr. James R. Smith, both pioneer citizens of Jefferson County, Alabama and a descendant of Captain James Scott (1732-1799) commander of a company in the Virginia Line during the Revolutionary War. Her ancestors are as follows:
- Daughter of Dr. George M. Morrow and Mary Ella Smith, his wife.
- Granddaughter of Dr. J. R. Smith and Margaret Jordan, his wife.
- Gr.-granddaughter of Mortimer Jordan and Lucy Gray, his wife.
- Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Hezekiah Gray and Frances Scott, his wife.
- Gr.-gr.-gr.-granddaughter of James Scott and Frances Collier, his wife. James Scott (1732-99), commanded a company in the Virginia line. He was born in Caroline Co., Va.; moved to South Carolina where he died.
Judge and Mrs. Greene had two known children:
- Mary George Greene
- Susie Morrow Greene
Judge Daniel Arthur Greene died 1923 and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. SOURCES
- Alabama official and statistical register – Alabama. Dept. of Archives and History
- Notable Men of Alabama: Personal and Genealogical, Volume 2 edited by Joel Campbell DuBose
- History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
- Lineage book, Volume 40 By Daughters of the American Revolution
- Find A Grave Memorial# 76046893 # 76047020
This biography can be found in Biographies of Notable and Not-so-Notable Alabama Pioneers Volume VI
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