History and images have been compiled from various sources including, among others, the 1987 National Register of Historic Places, Stack & Beasley's 1902 Sketches of Monroe and Union County, Union County Public Library (Patricia Poland, Genealogy & Local History Librarian), the Heritage Room Photo Collection, North Carolina Map Collection, Rootsweb - An Ancestry.com Community and Ancestry.com family histories.

Leonard Green Jr.

Leonard Green Jr. (1819-1902) and wife Cynthia Ellen Carriker married in Union County in 1838

Leonard Green Jr. was the 4th great grandson of Farnifold Green, owner of the first land patent for land that would become Beaufort.

Leonard Green Jr. was born 100 years after his 4th great grandfather Farnifold Green was massacred by Indians in 1714 at Greens Creek in Craven County, North Carolina. 


Born February 8, 1819 in Cabarrus County, NC Leonard died May 3, 1902 in Lauderdale County, Alabama. On March 4, 1823 he married Cynthia Ellen Carriker in Union County, NC. Cynthia was born January 20, 1819 in Cabarrus County and died September 1, 1895 in Lauderdale County, Alabama. Their many children were born in early Monroe, Union County, NC.

Leonard and Cynthia’s son Levi Green was born in 1850 in Monroe and died 1892 in Gordon, Palo Pinto County, Texas. Levi married Rebecca Susanna Tucker in 1871 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. According to family lore, Rebecca was shot in the foot with an arrow and had only minimal usage of that foot. While in Palo Pinto County, Texas, local Indians stole milk and chickens while Rebecca was milking the cows.


Leonard Green's third great grandson lives in Eagle Point, Oregon and raises llamas; he is retired from NASA.

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