"Windows Into Our Past The Longhunters, Volume 3", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith © 2001.

Lewis Green  I

Lewis Green  I , b. ca. 1630, Prince George Co, VA.  Lewis Green had:

Lewis Green  I I

Lewis Green  I I , son of Lewis Green I, b. ca. 1650, Prince George Co, VA; d. ca. 1730, Prince George Co, VA; m1st unknown; m2nd Susannah Grigg .  Lewis Green II & his first wife had children, the total that are attributed to each wife is unknown however Frances is known to be the daughter of Lewis & Susannah Green.

1.       Lewis Green , Jr. (III) , b. 1680
Mary Green
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Frances Green, b. 1672 ; m. Ephriam Parham

Lewis Green  I I I

1.  Lewis Green  I I I , son of Lewis Green II, b. ca. 1680, Prince George Co, VA; m1st to Sarah (unknown) ; m2nd unknown; m3rd unknown.  Lewis & Sarah Green , Jr. (III) had at least three (3) children:

1.1.       Lewis Green  (IV) , b. 1710
Burrwell/Burwell  Green
Sarah Green , b. ca. 1712; m. Miles Thweatt

Lewis Green , Sr. (IV)  - LONGHUNTER

1.1.  Lewis Green  Sr. , son of Lewis & Susan Green , b. ca. 1710-1724, Scott Co, VA; d. Oct 1786, on the Blue Springs Road, near Glasgow, KY on his way to Nashville, Tennessee; m. in Virginia to Susan (unknown) .

Lewis Green , Sr.  was a most colorful individual.  He served in Captain Robert McKenzie 's Company during the French & Indian War.   Accounts of his run in with a bear on the Lewis Fork of the Yadkin River in Wilkes Co, NC appear in the Draper Manuscripts.  Compilations of these accounts are as follows:

During the winter of 1773-1774, Lewis Green  and a hunting companion, went out a considerable distance into the mountains to hunt.  It was here that they selected a good hunting range, erected a cabin, and stored dried meat (jerked) bear meat.  One day while he was alone at the camp, his companion was out giving chase to some game, a large bear appeared near the camp.  Green shot and wounded the animal, who was near a sort of sink hole at the base of a hill.  Green began circling around to get above and ahead of the bear, but the ground was covered with a slight snow with a layer of sleet on top.  This condition caused Green to lose his footing and he slipped down the embankment into the sink hole with the bear.  The wounded bear flew at Green, who had tore and mangled in a shocking manner, totally destroying one of his eyes.  Green, who apparently passed out due to the pain, was then gnawed on by the bear.  When the bear was satisfied he departed, leaving the unfortunate hunter in a helpless and deplorable condition, exposed, with his clothing torn in tatters, in the severity of the winter.

His companion, who returned sometime later, found and took him back to their camp.  His hunting companion having no idea of his living, left him n the pretense of hunting for fresh meat.  In truth he unfeelingly abandoned Green, leaving him for dead.  His companion returned to the settlement and reported that Green had been killed by a bear.

He was left at the camp with a small supply of water and wood.  Green, alone at the hunting camp, had a little fire that soon died away, due to his inability to provide fuel for it.  Digging, with his knife, a hole beside him in the ground of the cabin which he filled with some wild turkey feathers that had been saved.  This provided him a quite comfortable bed.  He then fastened his knife to the end of a stick, so that he could cut down  a bit of dried bear meat which hung overhead.  He was able to melt bits of snow for water.  His recovery was slow, but after a time he was able to manage to get about.  He remained in camp for the remainder of the winter.  The feathers from his bed adhered to his wounds, which began to heal.  The flesh grew over some of the feathers, causing them to stick out from his flesh.

In the spring, a hunting part that included in it's numbers, Daniel Boon e , set out from Blackmore's Settlement to bury Green's remains.  The hunting companion of Green, was the guide.  To the utter astonishment of the group, they met Green plodding his way towards home.  It was from Green that they learned the sad story of his sufferings and desertion.  The party was so indignant that they could scarcely refrain from laying violent hands on a wretch, guilty of so much inhumanity to a helpless companion.  Green, though an ugly Cyclops, badly scarred and greatly disfigured, lived until 1786.

Lewis, Sr. & Susan Green  had four (4) children:

1.1.1.      Zachariah Green, b. 1749, VA; d. 12 Aug 1840, Sumner  Co, TN
Lewis Green , Jr. (V) , b. 5 May 1751, VA; d. c. 1835, Harlan, Harlan Co, KY; m. 1782, Washington Co, VA to Ester/Easter Kilgore
James Green, Sr. , b. 9 Sep 1761, Culpepper Co, VA; d. 31 Dec 1782, Pound, Wise Co, VA, scalped by Old Chief Benge ; m. Jane Porter
Sarah Green , b. 1761; d. 1814, Davidson , TN ; m. Josiah Payne
Jesse Green , b. ca. 1747, Dinwiddie Co, VA.
Nancy Green , b. 1750-1763, VA; d. aft. 1820.
Thomas Green , b. 1759, possibly Glasgow , KY.
John Green , b. 1765, possibly Glasgow , KY ; d. 1820.

Lewis Green , Jr. (V)  - LONGHUNTER

1.1.2.  Lewis Green , Jr. (V) , son of Lewis & Susan Green , b. 5 May 1751; d. ca. 1835; m. 1782, Washington CO, VA to Ester/Easter Kilgore , daughter of Charles & Jane (Clark) Kilgore, b. 1750, Washington Co, VA

Lewis Green , Jr. was both a longhunter and a Revolutionary war soldier.  In 1775 he was one of the partners with Daniel Boon e  on an expedition to the interior of Kentucky .  He served for seven (7) years during the American Revolution under General Isaac Shelby  and General Evan Shelby .

Following the Revolutionary War, he settled a large tract of land located in present day Bell and Harlan Counties , Kentucky .  It is there on Tanyard Hill in Bell County that he established, what is thought to be the first tannery west of the Appalachians .[i]

Lewis & Ester (Kilgore) Green  had ten (10) children:      James Green, Sr.  b. 15 Mar 1783, Washington Co, VA or Culpepper Co, VA; d. Dec 1782, scalped by Old Chief Benge .     
Elijah H. Green [Colonel] [ii] , b. 3 Oct 1786, Russell Co, VA; d. 15 Apr 1854, KY      
Mary Ruth a Green, b. 1785, Washington Co, VA; m. 15 Dec 1806, Knox Co, KY to Richard Wilson     
William Green, b. 1791, Washington Co, VA ; d. 1869, Harlan Co, KY; bur. 1869, Tanyard Hill, Harlan Co, KY.     
Elisha Green, b. 1794, Washington Co, VA; m. Jun  1813, Knox Co, KY to Nancy Bingham       
Sarah/Sally Green, b. 1795, Knox Co, KY; d. Harlan Co, KY; m1st  21 Nov 1815 to William Bingham ; m2nd a Hendricks     
Elizabeth Green, b. 1780, Breathitt , KY ; d. 7 Jul 1855, Breathitt , KY ; m. James  Howard     
Ester Green, b. 1801, Davidson , TN ; d. after 1850, Harlan Co, KY; bur. After 1850, Harlan Co, KY.       
Lewis Green , Jr. (VI), b. 1804, Bell Co, KY; m.  Letty Arnett; m2nd? To Talitha       
Robert Green, b. 1808 , Harlan Co, KY; m. Ely Ann Drake

James Green, Sr.  James Green, Sr. , son of Lewis & Susan Green , b. . b. 15 Mar 1783, Washington Co, VA or Culpepper Co, VA; d. Dec 1782, scalped by Old Chief Benge ; m. Jane Porter , daughter of Patrick Porter .  Although he was not one of the longhunters his death was of interest.  While on a hunting trip with Johnny McKinney  and Charles Kilgore , James was scalped by Old Chief Benge.  His companions although wounded were able to escape.  They returned later to bury him in the hollow of a big chestnut tree.

For Further Information See Green, p. 72-79, "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Parsons Smith & Associated Families, Vol. 1 © 1996, compiled by Judy Parsons Smith

[i] "Bicentennial History of Lee County Virginia 1792-1992", p. 308; "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1", p. 74, compiled by Judy Parsons Smith .
AFN:L0LW-MG, applies only to middle initial and rank of Colonel