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Samuel E Green

13th MI Light Artillery (Independent Battery) (1847 – 1928)  

Franklin Cemetery 2012


Born January 1847 in Roxand Twp., Eaton County, MI at the age of 18 Samuel E. Green enlisted as a private in the 13thMI Light Artillery (Independent Battery) on Sept. 12, 1864 in Pontiac, MI.  He was mustered out on July 1, 1865 in Jackson, MI.  He survived the war and applied for a veteran’s pension on Aug. 15, 1890.  He listed rheumatism as a war related disability on the 1890 Census Veterans Schedule.
     Following the war Samuel E. Green married Mary J. Ramsy (1852-1923) of Southfield, MI on May 19, 1870 in Groveland Twp., Oakland County, MI.  The Greens owned a farm near Franklin Village in Southfield Twp and raised a family of 8 children:  Lyman (b.1871), Frank (b.1873), Jennie E. (b.1876), Ezra W. (b.1878), Samuel (b.1882), Joseph S. (b.1883), Ellis R. (b.1889), and Mary J. (b1982).  Samuel continued to farm up through his 60’s then he retired to a home in Birmingham, MI with his wife Mary, and his daughter Mary J. Masters (employed as a saleswoman in a general store).  The Greens lived next door to their son, Joseph S.  Mary Green passed away in 1923 followed by Samuel in 1928.  Samuel and Mary Green are buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin Village, MI. 
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