Biography of Taylor B. Green (1828- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 545.
Taylor B. GREEN, farmer and fruit dealer, of Lincoln County, was born in Rappahannock County, Va., in 1828 and is a son of Moses and Harriet (BASYE) GREEN, who were born in Virginia, and spent their entire lives in their native State. Moses GREENs father was also a Virginian, and his father was born in England. Taylor B. GREEN is the seventh of sixteen children, and in his youth received a good common school education. He taught two terms in Virginia, and in 1854 came to Lincoln County, where he wielded the birch for some time. He followed merchandising and handling tobacco at Smiths Mill for some time, but the most of his life has been spent on his farm of 200 acres. Besides his farm work he has been quite extensively engaged in buying and shipping apples, handling, in the fall of 1886, 2,600 barrels. Soon after coming to Missouri, he was licensed by the Methodist Episcopal Church to preach, but after following that calling for a number of years, was compelled to give it up owing to ill health, but has always taken a great interest in church work, and also the cause of temperance. During the winter of 1887 and 1888 he delivered some able and instructive lectures on the bible. His marriage to Elizabeth J. SMITH took place in 1855. She is a daughter of James and Elizabeth SMITH, natives respectively of Kentucky and Tennessee, and by Mr. GREEN is the mother of three children: Anna E. (wife of Elder Jeptha B. JEANS), Hattie (wife of E. GIBSON) and James M. Mr. GREEN is a Democrat.
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