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BAKER, FARMER, GREEN
of Karen Hogue McClaran Digger

 

Gardner served in the Civil War for the Confederacy {16th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A. Pension #119, began in Company C, but it was changed to Company K.}.
He was a farmer by trade, before and after the war. He was injured and lost his right leg at the Battle of Chicamauga, which was fought in the extreme northwestern area of Georgia, just south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, during General William T. Sherman's march to Atlanta. Gardner came home to Sparta to live with his parents and siblings until he married a woman named Belle BAKER/FARMER from the same area.

Gardner and Belle (BAKER/FARMER) GREEN came to the Ada area in Pontotoc County, OK (I.T.) between 1900-1903 and had just as difficult life there as in Tennessee. The grandchildren recall stories told to them by their parents of Belle trying to find work to feed the children after Gardner died, but eventually died herself. The children grew up in other homes, one of which was the SAYLORs from Sparta, TN., and did not have the opportunity to know each other. Gardner and Belle are said to be buried in the Rosedale Cemetery, however, there are no records confirming this.
His son is listed as being buried there, as are other relatives, but not Belle and Gardner.

Here is the descendency of our Pontotoc County Pioneers:

1. Gardner GREEN Born: 5 September 1842 in Sparta, White County,Tennessee
Died: in Ada, Pontatoc County, Oklahoma
 +Belle Baker FARMER Born: 27 May 1866 in Tennessee Married: Abt. 1887 in White County, Tennessee?
Died: in Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
Father:Thomas FARMER Mother: Elizabeth BAKER

2. Joseph "Joe" GREEN Born: 23 March 1892 in Sparta, White County,Tennessee
Died: 17 August 1979 in Del City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
 +Eula Essie FULBRIGHT Born: 12 February 1907 in Millersville, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Married: Aft. 1930 in Ada?, Ok.
Died: 1 September 1961 in Wichita, Kansas
Father: John William FULBRIGHT Mother:Catherine Elizabeth Rahobia HEDRICK
*Joe was said to have gone to prison for a while, but escaped by riding a horse backwards out of the prison field so they wouldn't notice the tracks leaving.

3. David Joe GREEN

3. Patsy Ann GREEN
 +Harry VAN DUSEN

3 Luther Darrell Butch GREEN

2 Sarah L. GREEN Born: 24 June 1889 in Sparta, White County,Tennessee

2 James Jim GREEN Born: 13 January 1889 in Sparta, White County, Tennessee
Died: 28 August 1975 in Ada, Oklahoma

2 Gardner GREEN Born: 27 March 1897 in Sparta, White County, Tennessee
Died: 1950-1960 in Dale, Oklahoma

2 Elizabeth Lizzie GREEN Born: August 1894 in Sparta, White County, Tennessee

2 Belle GREEN Born: 20 August 1901 in Sparta, White County, Tennessee
Died: in Ada, Oklahoma

Gardner leaves other ancestors, but those have yet to be tracked. Among those from Joseph GREEN, there are several step children living and deceased not included here.
If you have information on the descendents of this family, or on Belle's ancestry, I would enjoy hearing from you. If interested in the Sparta County, TN GREEN ancestry, please email me.


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